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Afghan opium production at record high despite British troops dying to stamp it out

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 09:12 Opium production in Afghanistan has almost doubled this year over 2016, according to a United Nations survey. As the Taliban returns to territory liberated by UK forces in 2001, the booming drugs industry is further proof the war failed in its basic aims. One of the justifications given by former Prime Minister Tony Blair ...

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Greece wants to get economy high on weed sales

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:34 The cultivation and sale of medical marijuana could help Greece’s government pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis, according to Evangelos Apostolou, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food. He told Bloomberg that favorable climate conditions and the possible medical legalization of cannabis have turned investor focus to Greece. Growers have expressed ...

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France faces ‘very high’ terrorism risk – interior minister ahead of anniversary of Paris attacks

As France prepares to mark the second anniversary of the November 2015 Paris attacks, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has warned that the terrorist threat remains “very high,” with a number of “small groups” planning attacks. France has been on high alert since January 2015, when it was paralyzed by a series of Islamic State-linked terrorist attacks. The most horrific of ...

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Bitcoin hits record high of $7,888 after hard fork update suspended

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 20:05 Bitcoin has reached a new record high, surging 10 percent, and was trading at $ 7,888 on the Bitstamp exchange Wednesday after a controversial update to the cryptocurrency’s software was suspended. The bitcoin rate dipped briefly Tuesday, falling below $ 7,000 due to uncertainty over a new code proposal, Segwit2x, which could have create ...

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High seas: Failed drug tests see 9 nuclear sub sailors fired by Royal Navy

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 10:05 Nine sailors from one of Britain’s nuclear submarines have been thrown out of the Royal Navy after failing drug tests while on duty, according to the Ministry of Defense. The crew were tested following reports of drug-fueled parties during a stopover in the US “We do not tolerate drugs misuse by service personnel. Those ...

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Nuclear high: Inside Germany’s bunker cannabis factory (VIDEO)

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 08:53 A German Cold War-era nuclear bunker is being given a new, hazier lease on life. The Memmingerberg bunker in Buxheim, Bavaria, is to be used as a cannabis nursery. The bunker, unveiled on Tuesday, will be the country’s largest legal cannabis producer. The building was designed to protect NATO allies in a nuclear attack. ...

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Saudi Arabia plans to build $500bn high tech mega city 33 times bigger than NY

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 21:03 Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a new mega-city across its borders with Jordan and Egypt which will be entirely powered by renewable energy. The city, which has been named NEOM, will be built from the ground up on a massive greenfield site in northwest Saudi Arabia. It will span over 26,500 square ...

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Big money remains wary of bitcoin due to high risk

Despite all the hype surrounding the rapid growth of digital currencies, mainstream institutional investors still opt to stay away from the newly-emerging market. Read more Since 2011, the world’s most popular digital currency, bitcoin, outpaced all the world’s currencies, except for 2014. The combined value of the world’s cryptocurrencies has increased tenfold this year to more than $ 170 billion. ...

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‘World is a dangerous place’: US prepares to put B-52 nuclear bombers on high alert

The US Air Force is renovating Cold War-era launch pads as it prepares to put its strategic bombers on constant 24-hour alert to engage in potential nuclear conflict for the first time since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. “The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons,” Air Force ...

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