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Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. Khashoggi, who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish officials have claimed that he ...

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Live feed shows moment of dramatic booster failure before cutting off during Soyuz launch (VIDEO)

Breathtaking moments of the Soyuz dramatically aborting its mission were caught on a live feed of the event. The footage showed the ISS crew being severely shaken around as the booster failed mid-air before the feed cut out. “Booster’s failure,” 47-year-old Aleksey Ovchinin is heard saying in the live stream of the liftoff. Ovchinin and his colleague, NASA’s Nick Hague ...

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‘She could’ve hurt us’: Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions

An 87-year-old Syrian woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in Georgia was tasered by police because she approached an officer with a knife. The police department has defended the move, despite outrage from her family. When Martha al-Bishara grabbed a knife and headed to a Boys and Girls Club near her house in Chatsworth, Georgia to cut dandelions, ...

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Russia’s gold reserves approaching Stalin-era record, cutting dependence on US dollar

With 2,000 tons of gold in reserves, Russia’s bullion holdings are approaching the Soviet peak seen in 1941. Moscow is striving for financial independence and escape from US dollar hegemony, analysts told RT. Read more “Some countries in the world want to depend as little as possible on US policy, they dump the dollar in trade and American assets as ...

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Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & China boost national currencies trade

Moscow and Beijing have agreed to raise the share of ruble-yuan trade settlements, in a joint agreement signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday. The document envisages “further strengthening of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the financial sector, promoting increase of the share of national currencies in trade payments, investments and financing, expanding collaboration in such ...

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US is pushing Russia, China, Iran together & cutting itself off from global trade – Jim Rogers

The United States is isolating itself from countries around the world, and making countries unite in a time of economic repression from Washington, prominent investor Jim Rogers says. “America is pushing China and Russia together, America’s pushing China and Iran together, pushing China, Iran, Russia all together, and that’s pushing America out of some very major countries in the world,” ...

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Cutting Assange off from the world is ‘torture,’ ‘attack’ on mental health – ex-Ecuadorian president

The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, says the current government’s denial of the WikiLeaks founder to receive visitors in the embassy in London amounts to “torture” and badly affects Julian Assange’s wellbeing. Rafael Correa, who was in office when Assange found refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital in 2012 and has since supported the whistleblower, called ...

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Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report

In a rare move for the online retail giant, Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate workers in its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, according to a Seattle Times report. The corporate cuts come after an eight-year hiring spree, taking the company from 5,000 in 2010 to 40,000 in its Seattle headquarters and gobbling up several retail businesses throughout the country. ...

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Trump suggests cutting aid to Palestine after 'taking Jerusalem off the table'

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:58 US President Donald Trump has suggested the US should halt aid to the Palestinian Authority, accusing the Palestinians of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel. After announcing that the US would halt aid to Pakistan because Islamabad is “not doing enough” to combat terrorism, Trump followed up with tweets that the ...

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May she go? Paying off Brussels while cutting troops could spark Tory rebellion

Theresa May could well have just signed her own political death warrant. Putting her signature to a £40 billion cheque for the European Union might be the last straw for the backbenches of her restive party, who want to know where the money will come from. A backlash is brewing over the apparent decision to cave to the EU’s Brexit ...

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