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US Secretary of State Mike Bonbio accused Iran of breaking its promise not to deliver the shipment of oil carried by "Adrian Daraya" to Syria, pointing out that the international community should hold Tehran accountable for this step.

Pompeo wrote on Twitter in a flyer I attached to two oil tankers next to each other off the Syrian port of Banias:

"Will the world hold Iran accountable if Syria delivers this oil?" Pompeo asked.

Earlier, the United States accused Iran of "lying" to the Europeans and the international community by delivering oil to Syria, after it had vowed not to do so.

Earlier in July, British Crown Prince Gibraltar authorities seized the Iranian oil tanker Grace-1, which later changed its name to Adrian Daria-1, on charges of transporting an oil shipment to Syria in violation of European sanctions.

Gibraltar released the tanker in mid-August after saying it had obtained assurances from Tehran that the oil would not be delivered to Syria, but Iran denied providing such guarantees.

The Gibraltar government later announced that it was "difficult to ascertain" whether Tehran had breached the agreement between the two countries on the shipment of "Adrian Daria-1", adding that "there were no guarantees that this oil will not reach Syria, but the

Iranian government has pledged that it It will not sell oil to anyone on the EU sanctions list. "

Source: RT

Cyprus is proceeding with gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, under a decision confirmed by the Cypriot president on Tuesday, defying Turkish threats.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said the search for gas would continue as planned, describing Turkish actions in the same region as illegal.

But he said he remained committed to a peace deal with Turkish Cypriots to reunify the country.

Last month, the Cypriot government signed an agreement with France's Total and Italy's Eni to expand gas searches off the southern coast of Cyprus.

It is a development that has infuriated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country does not recognize Cyprus as a state and strongly opposes its gas exploration.

Ankara says it is protecting its own interests and the interests of Turkish Cypriots through its gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, while Cyprus regards Turkey as encroaching on its economic waters in that region.

Turkey's behavior has faced European objections and a series of EU warning measures against Ankara, but Turkey is already continuing to escalate by expanding exploration, and by saying through the positions of its officials.

Erdogan said his country would firmly confront those it believed were "capable of singling out the wealth of Cyprus".

Source Sky News

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 16:17

European stocks fall on growth concerns

European shares opened lower on Wednesday, with the stock market topping declines on new developments regarding Britain's exit from the European Union, while concerns about global growth escalated after the release of a number of pessimistic reports of factory

activities in the euro zone and the United States.

Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent, the biggest drop across Europe ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's talks with Brussels as he prepares to unveil his final exit from the European Union later in the day.

Investors are still suffering from the shock of pessimistic data on factory activity in the US and the euro zone released on Tuesday, which saw the European Stoxx 600 index and the euro zone index their biggest losses in a single day in two months.

By 07:09 GMT, the STOXX 600 was down 0.3 percent, with the Food and Beverage sector holding on to gains, with France's Pernod Ricard up 2.1 percent after Jeffreys revised its recommendation to buy.

Source Sky News


Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he described as a "sinful pleasure" that he practices in secret or out of sight, but also offers advice on how to maintain fitness after the age of 30.

Cristiano Ronaldo said that his happiness and pleasure "sinful" is his love and passion for pizza meals, and pointed out that his happiness is not complete only when eating this pizza with his son Cristiano Junior.

Ronaldo, who seems to be an infallible person and adheres to the rules necessary to keep his body polished and his physical condition, admitted that he always "cheats" when eating meals, especially in the presence of his son, stressing that the meal in which he breaks the rules is pizza, and that he also chooses to avoid life Routine "boring".

"The key is to take care of your body, train it, recover and eat properly," the 34-year-old told Juventus, adding that "although I sometimes eat pizza with my son, otherwise life would have been boring." ".

Ronaldo said last year that his "biological age is 23 years" although he is in his thirties, stressing that he wants to continue playing until the forties.

Regardless of the occasional "sinful practice" of eating pizza with his son, Ronaldo adheres to a strict diet and implements "pilates procedures," which focus on resistance to strengthen the body's trunk. Post-match practice is a big part of his system, with the Portugal captain heading to the pool immediately after each match.

Ronaldo, who first arrived in England to join Manchester United at the age of 18 in 2003, was awarded the title "very thin", and did not have any muscles.

He said he had made the decision at the age of 11, and he knew that he had a lot of talent, to work harder than everyone, so "I began to sneak from the dormitories at night to exercise. I became bigger and faster."

Not only that, but Ronaldo has become one of the highest paid football players in the world, earning £ 82 million a year, and can afford to add accessories at home, such as a cryotherapy room to rejuvenate muscles.

In a room with liquid nitrogen, Ronaldo stands inside for 3 minutes, with temperatures below minus 160 and 200 degrees Celsius.

Cryotherapy relieves muscle pain and reduces swelling, inflammation or sprains, allowing him to prepare for the next game or training session sooner.

Cryotherapy helps him recover quickly from the five stressful workouts, which include plenty of running.

Ronaldo is not a vegetarian, but limits his meat intake because of its high fat content.However, fish is an essential part of his diet with his passion for a traditional Portuguese meal - bacao or cod slowly cooked with onions, chips, and scrambled eggs.

Ronaldo stressed that he is eating diets rich in protein, with a lot of carbohydrates full of cereals, fruits and vegetables, and avoids sugary foods.

He said he ate regularly because he also exercised regularly. "It's important to keep energy levels high to provide your body with better performance. Sometimes I eat up to six small meals a day to make sure you have enough energy to perform each session at the highest level."

Source Sky News


The Russian Federal Security Service announced that 87 North Koreans were detained from September 28-30 for overfishing in the waters of the Russian Economic Zone in the Sea of ​​Japan.

 A source in the Federal Security Directorate, they practiced poaching, aboard 11 small ships. Forbidden fishing equipment and more than 4,000 pieces of squid were seized illegally.

 The source added: "At the same time, the Russian Coast Guard, rescued 174 North Korean sailors, who were aboard 26 fishing boats were drowned, and none of them were injured.

The source pointed out that the Russian side, will soon hand over these North Koreans, to the authorities of their country.

 The source noted that this is the third operation carried out by Russian security, against North Korean offenders, in the last two weeks.

On September 17, a North Korean fishing vessel was seized in the waters of the Russian Economic Zone in the Sea of ​​Japan for illegal fishing there. During the operation, four Russian security personnel were injured and one fisherman was killed. At the time, more

than 160 fishermen were arrested.

 On September 27, three North Korean vessels and several fishing boats were seized, with a total of 262 people on board.

In less than a month, Russian border guards detained 510 North Korean fishermen.

Source: Interfax


The US dollar rose to its highest level in more than two years against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, ahead of data expected to show that the US manufacturing sector has returned to growth, which may reduce concerns about the impact of the trade war with China.

The euro has lurched near its lowest level in more than two years against the dollar ahead of data expected to show that European inflation remains weak, suggesting that euro zone policy will remain easing for some time.

The Australian dollar fell after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates and expressed concern about job growth, while the New Zealand dollar hit its lowest level in four years as corporate confidence continues to weaken the impact on the currency.

The dollar index, which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.10 percent to 99.479 after briefly touching the highest level since May 12, 2017.

The dollar was up 0.17 percent at 108.26 yen, approaching the strongest level in nearly two weeks.

The yen remained weak after a Bank of Japan report showed that corporate confidence fell in the third quarter to its lowest level in six years.

The euro was down 0.09 percent at $ 1.0889, close to its lowest since May 12, 2017.

The Australian dollar rose briefly, after the central bank announced a rate cut to a record low of 0.75 percent as expected but gave up later gains and lost 0.21 percent to $ 0.6742.

The New Zealand dollar hit a fresh four-year low of $ 0.6238, hurt by weak corporate confidence, boosting expectations for monetary easing.

Source agencies

The unemployment rate in the European Union fell to its lowest level in more than 19 years, Eurostat announced Monday, and it was necessary to pay attention to the superiority of Eastern European countries over their Western counterparts in unemployment rates.

According to the EU's official statistics agency, unemployment in the EU stood at 6.2 percent in August, down from 6.7 percent in August 2018.

"This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU since the start of the EU monthly series in January 2000," Eurostat said in a statement.

Unexpectedly, the Czech Republic ranked first with the lowest unemployment rate at just 2 percent, followed by Germany at 3.1 percent and Malta at 3.3 percent.

Greece was the worst-ranked last, with a high unemployment rate of 17 percent, followed by Spain with 13.5 percent.

In comparison, the unemployment rate in the US reached 3.7 percent, comparable to that of Germany.

The great development witnessed by Eastern European countries was reflected in the low unemployment rate in those countries, which surpassed the Western European countries in the classification.

Six countries from Eastern Europe came in the top ten in the EU list: the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Estonia.

The top ten included four Western European countries - Germany, Malta, the Netherlands and Britain.

Western Europe ranked the "worst 5" in terms of unemployment: Greece, Spain, Italy, France and Sweden.

Source Sky News

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