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Attempt to break world’s biggest orgy record falls limp as enthusiasm withers

An attempt in Las Vegas to break the record for the world’s biggest orgy has fallen short of its record-breaking 500+ person target. Instead, the Sin City event attracted a relatively limp crowd of just 375. Despite organizers having changed to a larger venue to accommodate the more than 1,000 registrants, more than half of the expected number pulled out ...

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Russia doesn’t seek to divide EU, our biggest trade partner – Putin to Austrian TV

Moscow wants the EU to forget the claim that it’s trying to fracture European politics, Vladimir Putin told Austrian TV, ahead of his Vienna visit. Russia keeps a large chunk of reserves in euro and wants a prosperous EU, he said. President Putin ridiculed the idea of Moscow allegedly supporting forces that strive to dismantle the EU, saying that “people ...

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Russia to double gold extraction becoming world's second biggest producer

Major Russian gold mining companies are planning to almost double production. The increase could make Russia the world’s second largest producer of the precious metal. The country is currently third in the global rating of gold miners after Australia and China. However, that could change in less than a decade, according to Mikhail Leskov, deputy CEO at the Moscow-based Institute ...

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Radicalization & staff suicides: Europe’s biggest prison unfit to cope with jihadist inmates

French prison Fleury-Merogis, which holds 20 female jihadist inmates and is notorious for Islamic radicalization, is “simply cracking.” The staff struggles with violence and exhaustion, a prison union representative told RT. The facility for imprisoned women within the Fleury-Mérogis Prison, located just 24km from Paris, has 290 female inmates, 20 of whom the administration tagged as Islamic terrorists, or TIS. ...

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US approves merger of Bayer & Monsanto, paving way for world’s biggest agrochemical corporation

The US Department of Justice has reached a settlement that would allow Bayer AG’s $ 66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co, requiring the German company to sell $ 9 billion in agricultural assets first. Read more The merger as initially proposed would have harmed consumers and farmers by eliminating competition, the DOJ said. However, the Trump administration is satisfied with ...

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Silicon Valley's biggest ever tech bubble about to burst

The excessive speculation in internet-based companies is worse today than during the peak of the dot-com bubble at the turn of the millennium, warns Keith Wright, a professor at the Villanova School of Business. “It’s going to be all downhill from here,” he wrote in an opinion piece for CNBC. “Massive losses are coming in venture capital-funded start-ups that are, ...

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Australia’s biggest bank ‘lost’ data of up to 20mn customers & did not inform them

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has confirmed that it lost the personal financial histories of millions of its clients years ago but never informed them about it. It admitted to the incident only after media broke the story. Australia’s largest bank lost the banking statements of as many as 12 million of its customers during a period between 2004 and ...

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Biggest fundraising month in 15 years for the NRA

The National Rifle Association’s political wing saw its biggest fundraising month in 15 years this March, as the national debate around gun control rages on. Read more According to Federal Election Commission filings, the NRA’s Political Victory Fund raised $ 2.4 million in March, the largest haul for the gun-rights group since June 2003. Many of the donations were under ...

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Australia’s biggest bank charged fees to dead clients

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), which is the nation’s largest lender, has collected fees from customers who it knew had died, a major inquiry has heard. The inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year following a series of scandals involving financial misconduct. CBA told the Banking Royal Commission, which is the country’s top form of public hearing, ...

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‘Biggest stock market bubble of all time’ ready to burst – strategist

Stock markets could see sharp falls before the end of the year because valuations have hit disproportionate levels, according to Paul Gambles, the managing director at Thailand-based advisory firm MBMG Group. He told CNBC that the massive market intervention in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis has led to a sharp increase in stock prices, taking them to “epic ...

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