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End of multiculturalism? Swedes say immigration is top issue ahead of election

Immigration is the most pressing issue facing Sweden, according to a poll conducted ahead of September’s election. The poll’s findings suggest there is growing concern over Stockholm’s open-door migrant policy. Some 20 percent of Swedes listed immigration as the main issue ahead of the country’s elections, followed by healthcare (19 percent), law and order (12 percent) and integration (10 percent). ...

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Whole Foods sunsets rewards ahead of Amazon Prime integration

In-store Echoes were clearly just the beginning of Whole Foods’ Amazon integration. Now that the massive online retailer owns your go-to chain for flax, kale and kombucha, it’s time to really roll it into Prime. This week, Whole Foods alerted shoppers via an email spotted by Market Watch that it’s going to sunset both its reward program and digital coupons ...

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'Should we wait around?' US defends premature Syria strike ahead of OPCW probe

The US, UK and France could not “wait around” for an independent probe into the alleged chemical attack in Douma, and decided to bomb Syria based on reports and intelligence that cannot be revealed, the US State Department said. Asked why the three countries launched a strike on Syria last Friday, the night before a team of investigators from the ...

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Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies. The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows American passenger and cargo planes ...

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5 key takeaways from Comey's interview ahead of tell-all book release

Ahead of the release of his much-anticipated memoir, former FBI director James Comey has spoken to ABC about his views on Donald Trump, Trump’s nemesis Hillary Clinton, as well as Russia. RT has picked 5 most interesting scoops. Comey is the latest author set to make a fortune from a damning tell-all book about Trump. Titled ‘A Higher Loyalty: Truth, ...

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Syrian strike is not conflict between superpowers, Russia was warned ahead – US envoy to Moscow

The US warned Russia ahead of the overnight strikes on Syria, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said, adding that the military action was not “about the conflict between superpowers.” “Before we took the action, the United States communicated with the Russian Federation to reduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties,” Huntsman said, claiming that “all the targets ...

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A brief history of Facebook’s privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg’s testimony

The Facebook founder will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees later today — in a session entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.” Mark Zuckerberg is also due to testify before Congress on Wednesday — to be asked about the company’s use and protection of user data. As we’ve pointed out already, his written ...

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US to deploy 5 Ospreys to Tokyo base ahead of schedule despite Japanese calls to ground aircraft

The US military announced it will deploy five Air Force CV-22 Ospreys to a base in Tokyo, more than a year early. It follows a series of issues with the tilt-rotor aircraft, including a crash that killed three US marines. The Ospreys are due to arrive at Yokota Air Base in the Japanese capital later this week. The arrival will ...

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Gold breaking out with bigger rally ahead – analyst

The gold rally is expected to continue with prices for the precious metal likely to grow in the near term, predicts publisher of the Bear Traps Report, Larry McDonald. After last week’s surge, the gold market extended gains on Monday to reach its highest level in five weeks before retreating slightly over the last two days. McDonald told CNBC that ...

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Kim Jong-un makes surprise visit to China ahead of planned Trump talks – reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made a surprise visit to China, according to reports, which described a special North Korean-style green train arriving in Beijing amid heavy security. Japanese media described the train as green with yellow horizontal lines and 21 carriages – similar in style to the train that carried Kim’s late father, Kim Jong-il, when he visited ...

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