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‘Not the language used’: Trump after reports of ‘s***hole’ countries remark about African nations

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:51 Edited time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:58 US President Donald Trump has apparently shrugged off his reported remarks referring to African states, tweeting that “this was not the language used.” Trump’s alleged statement drew international condemnation. The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What ...

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Trump asks why so many immigrants come to US from ‘s***hole countries’ – reports

President Donald Trump reportedly asked why so many people from “s***hole countries” like El Salvador, Haiti and specific African nations come to the US. The resulting outrage could wreck bipartisan immigration reform. Trump reportedly became furious during a meeting at the White House Thursday when Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) proposed restoring protections for immigrants from ...

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Brexit is going ahead and it’ll cost other EU countries billions – Jean-Claude Juncker

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 10:21 Jean-Claude Juncker poured cold water on the hopes of remainers, dismissing the idea of a second Brexit referendum. He warned officials “not to believe” politicians like Tony Blair, who are agitating to reverse the vote. “I don’t think Brexit can be put to the voters again. I don’t believe it,” European Commission President Jean-Claude ...

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A dozen countries where bitcoin craze may never catch on

The emergence of digital currencies poses a major dilemma for the guardians of economies across the globe. While some countries have taken a liking to the newcomers, others remain cautious or opted to ban them outright. Bitcoin was born nearly nine years ago as something brand new for both the world of payment systems and the world of marketplace trading. ...

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US & Israel target Iran, Pakistan and other Muslim countries for their resources – Erdogan

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 17:02 Turkey’s leader has accused the US and Israel of meddling in the affairs of Iran and Pakistan, as well as those of other Muslim countries, and are driven by the desire to grab their natural resources. “We cannot accept that some countries — foremost the US, Israel — to interfere [sic!] in the internal ...

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10 more countries could recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital – Israeli deputy FM

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 01:41 Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has told a radio station that 10 more countries are considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital following the earlier declaration by Guatemala. Speaking to Kan Bet public radio, Hotovely said the 10 states are following the lead of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, who Sunday declared the Guatemalan embassy ...

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US won’t be lectured by countries that lack any credibility over Israel & Palestine – Haley to UNSC

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 23:48 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 23:52 America’s envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, has claimed that only the United States, and not the 14 other nations comprising the UN Security Council, has credibility when it comes to mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinians, however, see things very differently. Haley was speaking at an emergency session ...

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Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries

Amazon is continuing to push its media services worldwide after it expanded its Alexa smart speakers and its standalone Music Unlimited service to an additional 28 countries today. The company took its Prime Video service global a year ago and last month it rolled a Fire TV Stick for over 100 countries, but now the music component of its entertainment services — ...

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European Union blacklists 17 countries as tax havens

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 10:01 The European Union (EU) finance ministers have adopted a blacklist of 17 countries for refusing to cooperate with its crackdown on tax evasion. Read more The countries listed are American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, South Korea, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United ...

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Bitcoin mining uses more electricity than 159 countries

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 09:03 The surge of interest in bitcoin has triggered not only skyrocketing prices and endless debate on whether it’s bubble, but also an enormous increase in electricity consumption all over the world. According to Digiconomist’s Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, as of November 20th bitcoin’s current estimated annual electricity consumption is 29.05 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). ...

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