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Russia's Lavrov, Germany's Maas talk gas pipeline, Ukraine, arms control in Moscow

Saturday 13:34 GMT

Washington has told Moscow its decision to leave the INF is "final," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while meeting Heiko Maas.

Russia's attempts at preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) were rejected "bluntly enough" by the US, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters at a joint press conference with his German colleague Heiko Maas on Friday. The two diplomats talked behind closed doors for a whole hour, according to DW's Moscow correspondent Emily Sherwin.

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Former Macron bodyguard in French custody over misuse of diplomatic passports

Friday 15:25 GMT

French President Emanuel Macron's former bodyguard and security adviser Alexandre Benalla was taken into custody by officials on Thursday for his misuse of diplomatic passports.

On Wednesday, Patrick Strzoda, Macron's chief of staff, informed the French Senate that Benalla had begun traveling on his two diplomatic passports within a week of his firing on July 22. Benalla initially denied that he had used the passports, only to confess last week that he had.

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Source: BBC

Nursing mother smashes 268-mile race record

Friday 13:35 GMT

A Midlothian mother who expressed milk for her baby during a 268-mile race along the Pennine Way has broken the course record by more than 12 hours.

He added: "The four-day record of 95 hours was really tough and we didn't think it was possible to beat it due to sleep depravation, its incredible.

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Source: The Guradian

Gisele Bündchen hits back at minister's 'bad Brazilian' jibe

Friday 15:25 GMT

The Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen has rebutted an extraordinary attack by Brazil’s agriculture minister, who called her a “bad Brazilian” for her environmental activism and said she did not know “the facts”. Bündchen said the “bad Brazilians” were those responsible for Brazil’s worst deforestation figures in a decade.

In a letter addressed to the minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, published in Brazilian media, Bündchen lamented government figures showing deforestation had increased by more than 13% in a year.

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Source: Global News

Macaulay Culkin opens up about ‘normal friendship’ with Michael Jackson

Thursday 20:01 GMT

Macaulay Culkin opened up about his friendship with the late Michael Jackson while joining Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast on Jan. 15.

READ MORE: Michael Jackson estate calls Sundance exposé documentary ‘outrageous’ and ‘lurid’. Culkin explained how Jackson took him under his wing when he was a child star. He said that the Billie Jean singer reached out to him in the early 1990s because he could relate to Culkin because they were both child stars.

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Source: Common Domain

European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues

Friday 13:35 GMT

European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%.

Software company Sage Group PLC SGE, +5.73%  led the European gainers, jumping 6%, as strong revenues pushed its stock up. Experian PLC EXPN, +1.73%  added 1% on the news its revenues were up 9%, while Associated British Foods PLC ABF, +5.65%  gained 5%.

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Source: Common Domain

The richest people in the world live in this city (it’s not Hong Kong or London)

Thursday 20:01 GMT

• New York (978,810 HNW individuals, down 0.6% from 2017) • Tokyo (593,025 HNW individuals, down 3.3% from 2017) • Los Angeles (576,255 HNW individuals, down 0.7% from 2017) • Hong Kong (391,595 HNW individuals, down 11.1% from 2017) • London (372,270 HNW individuals, up 2.7% from 2017) • Chicago (353,775 HNW individuals, down 0.8% from 2017) • Paris (345,175 HNW individuals, up 4.5% from 2017) • San Francisco (314,055 HNW individuals, down 0.4% from 2017) • Washington, D.C. (301,495 HNW individuals, down 1.3% from 2017) • Dallas (298,220 HNW individuals, up 0.1% from 2017). While the list of cities with the wealthiest populations may not appear diverse today, that could soon change.

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Canadian geologist found dead in Burkina Faso

Friday 22:45 GMT

Officials in Burkina Faso have said a kidnapped Canadian geologist was found dead in the country's remote northeast, a border region infiltrated by jihadis.

Canada's and Burkina Faso's foreign ministers, Chrystia Freeland and Alpha Barry, each vowed investigations to bring to justice the geologist's killers — although by late Thursday no claims of responsibility had emerged. A dozen gunmen abducted Kirk Woodman on Tuesday night after rounding up staff at Tiabangou, where Canadian company Progress Minerals runs a mining site, near the borders with Niger and Mali.


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