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Russian stocks surge to all-time high on strong ruble momentum

The Russian key ruble stock index – MICEX – surged to a historic high on Friday, surpassing the 2,300 mark. The ruble was also near multi-year highs against the US dollar. Read more The MICEX touched a record 2,306 mark before sliding to 2,288. The dollar-traded RTS Index was trading flat at 1,274 points. The RTS is still far from ...

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Pope Francis joins flight attendants in mile high matrimony

Pope Francis has performed his first ever airborne wedding after two flight attendants tied the knot while aboard a domestic flight in Chile. Performing the ceremony himself, the pontiff joined flight attendants Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, in holy matrimony on Thursday during a flight from the capital Santiago to the northern city of Iquique. The ...

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‘New California’ declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services

A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for ‘New California.’ The group’s leaders released a Declaration of Independence on Monday in the hopes that it will eventually lead to independence from the state capitol, Sacramento. Unlike the Calexit movement, which is looking for independence ...

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‘Bill of love’ promised for Dreamers as high stakes immigration reform negotiated

President Donald Trump is urging lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution to the so-called Dreamers and border security in “a bill of love.” However, as midterm elections loom, negotiations on immigration are heating up. “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from a comprehensive immigration reform,” Trump said during a televised meeting with ...

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Toyota’s mobility business shifts into high gear at CES

Toyota took advantage of CES 2018 to signal a major shift in its business, becoming what company president Akio Toyoda termed a “mobility service company” during his keynote presentation. Toyota seems poised to embrace mobility services as a core part of its overall business, rather than an offshoot or subsidiary concern, based on Toyoda’s comments and the vision of the ...

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Ethereum hits new high, soaring above $1,000 for first time

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 09:28 Ethereum, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has hit an all-time high after breaking through the $ 1,000 mark for the first time. The digital currency rose above $ 1,000 per unit in early trading on Thursday. Ethereum’s rise echoes that of other alternative cryptocurrencies, such as ripple, which have experienced massive surges as ...

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Australia aiming high, wants to become world's top pot exporter when trade opens in February

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 04:56 Australia hopes to become the world’s largest exporter of medical marijuana by helping domestic growers expand their business and allowing them to sell the herb overseas. Australia agreed to allow exports of medicinal cannabis starting from February and immediately set the bar for local growers by aiming to become the world’s largest exporter. “This ...

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Number of Russians who regret collapse of USSR hits 10-year high

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 10:20 The number of Russians who regret the collapse of the Soviet Union has reached its highest level since 2009, with almost an equal share saying the event could have been avoided. A public opinion poll conducted by the independent Levada Center in late November this year found that 58 percent of Russians now regret ...

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Bitcoin plunges by 30% after record high of $20,000

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 06:59 The price of bitcoin fell to less than $ 13,080 on Friday morning, according to CoinDesk.com. That makes an 18-percent drop since its previous slide, and more than 30 percent since it reached the historic 20k mark last week. The cryptocurrency has experienced its second major drop in just days. Rival bitcoin cash has ...

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Sky high: German power plant burns 550kg weed haul to heat homes

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:05 The smoke rising from a Munich incineration plant this Christmas week is like no other, as officials stuck with 550kg (1,200lb) of confiscated marijuana burned the weed to heat the city’s homes. Munich customs officials decided to burn the weed in a heat and power station in Olching, northwest of the Bavarian capital, due ...

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