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Trump’s craving for more nukes a ‘rip off’ that only benefits military industrial complex

The Trump administration’s blueprint for building more nuclear warheads to contain “strategic competitors” is a “rip-off” that only benefits manufacturers, not the American people, foreign policy analyst Robert Naiman told RT. The plan to expand the US low-yield nuclear arsenal, outlined in the draft of the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review leaked to the media, is an “outrageous and foolish” idea ...

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Friends with benefits: 2 Irishmen to escape inheritance tax by getting married

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 18:31 Two male friends in Dublin plan to bypass Irish inheritance tax law through a marriage described as a “business” arrangement. In Ireland, gifts or inheritance valued above a certain threshold are taxed at a rate of 33 percent. However, property or money received by a spouse or civil partner is exempt from the country’s ...

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London’s air pollution cancels out benefits of exercise, study says

If you like jogging around central London, you might want to reconsider. New research shows pollution in some parts of the capital is so bad it cancels out the benefits of doing exercise. Scientists from Imperial College London measured the health boosts that people aged over 60 received from brisk walks in different parts of London. They found cardiovascular benefits ...

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Anorexic mother-of-four found dead in freezing house after being stripped of benefits

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 10:52 A mother of four with anorexia died alone in her freezing house after being stripped of benefits because she failed to attend a universal credit meeting. Her distraught family claims she was penalized for being in intensive care at the time of the assessment. Elaine Morrall, 38, who struggled with eating disorders and mental-health ...

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Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including optimizing traffic flow, making machine learning more intelligent, and helping to crack the issue of building ...

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'It was a mistake' UK will have NO EU benefits after Brexit, blasts leading Eurocrat

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament, insisted that Britain’s decision to leave the bloc was a mistake. Speaking on European Parliament’s Facebook page during a live broadcast, Mr Weber reiterated Britain could retain no EU benefits after it cuts ties with the bloc.  He said: “Brexit is the most important issue right now ...

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People who go to church live LONGER – new study reveals benefits of worship

Middle-aged men and women’s health benefit from going to church or other places of worship, it found.  The research from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee reveals non-churchgoers are significantly more stressed than those who attend religious services.  Marino Bruce, a social and behavioural scientist who led the study, said: “Attending church is actually good for your health particularly for those ...

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NHL playoff format benefits Rangers, but is still deeply flawed

You need to look no further than the two second-round matchups in the Eastern Conference to see everything that’s wrong with the NHL playoff format, though the Rangers certainly won’t be complaining. It was discussed for months how beneficial it would be for the Rangers to remain in fourth place in the crazy Metropolitan Division so as to avoid having ...

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De Blasio silent on property tax rule that benefits the rich

It’s a tale of two tax bills, but Mayor de Blasio wasn’t talking about either one of them. When confronted directly Sunday about a racial disparity in the city’s tax assessment system that benefits homeowners like Hizzoner, the city’s progressive mayor went into silent mode. In fact, a reporter from the Daily News, which revealed the imbalance in a front-page ...

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Canada's youthful PM says strong EU benefits whole world putting him at odds with Trump

Trudeau, 45, told the European Parliament that the Union was an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation in a speech that marked his distance from both the United States under new President Donald Trump, who has questioned the value and future of the bloc, and from Britain, which has voted to leave it. An effective European voice on the global stage ...

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