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'Greenie punks’: MP won’t back down over gun-toting ‘Dirty Harry’ Facebook post

An Australian MP has refused to apologize for an incendiary Facebook post which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled “very inappropriate.” George Christensen posted a photo of himself holding a pistol at a rifle range Sunday alongside the comment: “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” The Nationals MP later said the Dirty Harry-style post, which has ...

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Artist turns housing market upside down with peculiar inverted abode (VIDEO)

Arguably the biggest inverted house in the world has popped up in the Russian city of Ufa, where the spectacular artwork is giving tourists a unique, topsy-turvy perspective on life. Nearly €300,000 has been poured into the bizarre construction, which looks like local planners have made an astonishing mistake. However, the structure is all intentional, with the production company claiming the ...

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Thailand cracks down on cryptocurrencies with blanket ban of their use in banking

The central bank of Thailand has ordered the country’s banks and other financial organizations to stop all operations with digital currencies for fear of possible problems with unregulated trading. Read more Banks have now been prohibited from investing in cryptocurrencies, selling them, making exchange transactions, and creating platforms for trade, the regulator said. Thai banks are also prohibited from giving ...

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China about to throw down the gauntlet to the petrodollar

The world’s top oil importer, China, is expected to launch its long-awaited and delayed yuan-denominated oil futures contract at the end of March, according to Reuters’ sources. The petroyuan is seen as Beijing’s challenge to the US dollar, the dominant global currency in oil contract settlements. Read more The contract could reportedly be launched on March 26 on the Shanghai ...

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Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria operation – Erdogan

A Turkish military helicopter was shot down during Operation Olive Branch (conducted in northern Syria), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, as cited by Anadolu agency. Read more “A little earlier, one of our helicopters was shot down,” Erdogan said in a televised address on Saturday. The helicopter is reported to have crashed in the Turkish Hatay Province on the border ...

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Israeli F-16 fighter jet shot down amid Syrian anti-air fire, pilots safe – IDF

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed in the country’s north after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation targeting Iranian control systems in Syria. “One F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe,” IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on Twitter. The incident took place after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted an Iranian UAV, which crossed from the territory of ...

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Protesters tear down Kim Jong-un portraits, scuffle with police ahead of Olympics (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A crowd of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police and tore down portraits of Kim Jong-un ahead of hours before the Winter Olympics Opening ceremony. Some 800 activists, some bearing South Korean and US flags, gathered for the rally near the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang, according to Reuters estimate. One banner was apparently addressed to US leader Donald Trump, ...

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Dow down 1,000 points as US stock market plunges again

All US stock market indexes were down when they closed amid a volatile trading week that some analysts say could be on pace to match the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 1,032 points on Thursday, or 4.15 percent, closing at 23,860.46. The Nasdaq Composite was down 274 points, closing at 6,777.16, and the S&P 500 ...

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Could groping MPs bring govt down quicker than Brexit debacle?

If recent reports from the British Parliament are true, there’s more chance of being groped in the Palace of Westminster than seeing a cogent Brexit law passed. That’s why a new parliamentary code of conduct is being suggested. A group (or is that a grope?) of MPs has been looking into the issue of sexual harassment, and its report suggests ...

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Big banks crack down on bitcoin

Transactions with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are no longer available for 8 million credit card users of Lloyds Banking Group, which unites Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA. Read more The ban will not apply to debit cards, only to credit cards issued by the group. “Across Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA, we do not ...

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