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Russia and Saudi Arabia will save the day if OPEC deal falls apart

Even if the current OPEC/NOPEC oil production cut deal goes to pieces, Saudi Arabia and Russia will be willing to go it alone. The two largest oil producers in the agreement said that on Thursday ahead of the much-talked-about OPEC meeting later this month, suggesting that some kind of market-managing efforts may remain in place, even if Iran and Iraq ...

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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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US ‘freezes funding’ for White Helmets as group’s Douma chem attack claim falls apart

As the reputation of the controversial militant-linked White Helmets continues to crumble, even the US State Department seems to be having second thoughts about supporting the group, reportedly placing a freeze on its funding. The State Department’s support for the White Helmets is “under active review,”according to a CBS News report. The group reportedly hasn’t received funding in weeks, but ...

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Global wine production falls to 60-year low as harsh weather hits European vintage

Wine output across the globe plunged to the lowest level in more than half a century after poor weather across Europe significantly impacted production, reports international wine organization OIV. According to the Paris-based agency, total wine output reached 250 million hectoliters in 2017, which is 8.6 percent less than global winemakers produced the previous year. The OIV said that it ...

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Belarus expels Moscow diplomats? ‘Leading Russia expert’ falls for cheeky April Fool’s joke

Anders Aslund’s deep knowledge of Eastern European politics was no match for April Fool’s, when the supposedly all-knowing Russia commentator fruitlessly cheered fake news about Belarus expelling Russian diplomats. Aslund, who was presented by the American think tank the Atlantic Council as a “leading specialist” on Russian economic policy and Eastern Europe in general, has been featured on the BBC, ...

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Baidu’s streaming video service iQiyi falls 13.6% in Nasdaq debut

The streaming video service iQiyi, a business owned by China’s online search giant Baidu, dropped 13.6% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq — closing at $ 15.55, or down $ 2.45 from its opening price of $ 18. The company still managed to pull off one of the largest public offerings by a Chinese tech company in ...

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Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $ 585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin ASICs, for example, drove adoption up and then, in some ...

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Bitcoin falls after SEC warning that trading platforms could be ‘unlawful’

The price of bitcoin has fallen to a one-and-a-half-week low on Bitstamp, following a warning from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that some cryptocurrency trading platforms are “potentially unlawful.” In a statement posted on its website, the SEC said that if a platform offers to trade digital assets and operates as an “exchange”, it must also register with ...

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Young snowboarder cheats death after tree falls on her at Russian ski resort (VIDEOS)

A young female snowboarder miraculously survived after a massive 20-meter pine fell on her at Sochi’s Rosa Khutor ski resort in southern Russia. The eerie accident was caught on film. The woman was going down the southern slope of the ski resort with her friends, when the 65ft tree collapsed all of a sudden, breaking the road fence and falling ...

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‘Crisis mode’: Flint kids’ reading level falls 75% since lead contamination

Reading skills in Flint, Michigan are plummeting as the city continues to feel the effects of lead poisoning four years after the water crisis began. Reading proficiency among third graders in Flint has dropped from 41.8 percent in 2013 to 10.7 percent in 2017. Flint switched its water supply in April 2014, which sparked the water’s lead contamination. Officials failed ...

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