Posts Tagged ‘shrugs’

Oil Shrugs Off Higher US Crude Stocks, Strong Dollar

LONDON—Oil prices held steady on Thursday after rising above $80 a barrel this week, shrugging off bearish factors such as rising U.S. crude oil inventories and a strong dollar amid consensus that a supply deficit will stay for coming months. Brent crude for November delivery was up 21 cents at $78.85 a barrel by 0856 […]

Yemen: Biden Shrugs Off Campaign Promise as US Backs New Saudi Offensive and AQAP Support

L-BAYDA, YEMEN — President Joe Biden gave a lot of people a sense of cautious optimism when he took to the campaign trail and promised to bring a swift end to the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The oil-rich monarchy, supported heavily by the United States, has been waging arguably the deadliest military campaign of the past […]

‘Well, this is Iceland, sorry about that’: PM shrugs off 5.6-magnitude earthquake during interview

Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was interrupted during a press interview when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the country on Tuesday. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the quake struck at 13:43 local time (17:43 CET) near Krysuvik, about 35 kilometres south of Reykjavik. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the tremors briefly […]

Top General shrugs off ‘Childish Alliance’ of US, Israel against Iran

Tasnim– Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri played down a recent secret deal between Tel Aviv and Washington to undermine the Islamic Republic and said the Israeli regime cannot continue its “disgraceful” life with such “childish alliances”.   Speaking at a ceremony in the Western province of Kermanshah on […]

General shrugs off US push for access to Iran’s military sites

Tasnim – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces slammed as “worthless” calls by the US administration for foreign access to Iran’s military bases, saying the Islamic Republic would not permit others to interfere in its defense affairs. “The Trump administration’s hullabaloo about controlling or visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military centers […]

China shrugs off Trump’s ‘doing nothing’ claims over N. Korea

READ MORE: Entire US mainland in range of N. Korean nukes after latest test – Kim Jong-un Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” with China, saying it “does nothing for us with North Korea, just talk.” The statement came just two days after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), claiming the […]

Zika virus may be transmitted by oral sex & kissing, doctors warn

In a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine calling for stronger transmission prevention guidelines, a group of doctors highlighted a recent case where a woman appears to have contracted the virus from her partner through oral sex. The 24-year-old woman in Paris fell ill with Zika symptoms on February 20, 10 days after […]

UK unions urge G4S to end Israel occupation role now

Michael Deas Activism and BDS Beat 17 May 2016 G4S has been protested by Palestine solidarity campaigners worldwide. Anne Paq ActiveStills The leaders of some of the UK’s biggest trade unions and campaign groups are asking UK-based multinational security firm G4S to clarify its announcement that it “expects to exit” the Israeli market and sell its […]

Gillard shrugs off Richo ‘gossip’ on Labor leadership

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, left, with Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce in Sydney yesterday attending a Qantas lecture. Picture: Noel Kessel. Source: The Daily Telegraph JULIA Gillard and some of her most senior colleagues have slapped down claims two Labor backbenchers are spearheading a backroom campaign to resurrect Kevin Rudd as leader. Former Labor powerbroker […]

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