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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian govt scraps warships’ acquisition amid dispute

BUCHAREST, Romania—Jan 12, 2019—Romania’s defense ministry has suspended the 1.6 billion euro ($1.83 billion) acquisition of four warships following a political dispute over which offer best serves the NATO member. The ministry said it had informed military prosecutors there were “reasonable suspicions” about the legality of the procedure, saying it could harm national security. It … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian govt scraps warships’ acquisition amid dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways says it suffered a $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. The carrier made the announcement in a statement Tuesday, over a year after the boycott saw Qatar Airways locked out the airspace of Bahrain, Egypt, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

KAMPALA, Uganda | Police say Ugandan opposition pop star can leave for US

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker now can travel to the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention, authorities said late Friday, roughly a day after security forces blocked him from boarding a flight and set off a new round of protests in the capital. “There is no hindrance at … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Police say Ugandan opposition pop star can leave for US

KALININGRAD, Russia | Switzerland, Serbia coaches don’t want to talk about Kosovo

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams’ World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not between Swiss and Serbian fans, but between … Continue reading KALININGRAD, Russia | Switzerland, Serbia coaches don’t want to talk about Kosovo