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German activists build Holocaust memorial outside AfD politician’s house

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 20:53 A German activist art collective has erected a replica of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial outside the house of a right-wing politician who’d controversially called on Germany to stop atoning for its past. The Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) unveiled the 24 concrete slab installation outside the house of Alternative for Germany (AfD) member Bjoern ...

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Chancellor’s stamp duty cut to help young house buyers will actually benefit the sellers

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 17:17 Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Wednesday that first-time buyers will no longer have to pay any stamp duty – a tax levied on property purchases – on properties worth up to £300,000 (US$ 400,000), and will pay no duty on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000. Hammond said the move would ...

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Russia's upper house approves draft ‘foreign agents’ media law

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:09 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:52 The upper house of the Russian parliament has overwhelmingly supported a landmark bill requiring foreign media outlets such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to register as foreign agents. Read more The Federation Council supported the legislation during a vote on Wednesday. Under the law, any ...

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White House makes reporters ‘give thanks’ before asking questions

Reporters have taken to social media to troll White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she made journalists share what they were “thankful for” before they were allowed to talk turkey. On Monday, Huckabee Sanders began the last White House press briefing before Thanksgiving by sharing what she was thankful for, adding that “it would be nice” if the ...

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Opioid epidemic costing US more than $500bn – White House

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 20:50 The cost of the opioid epidemic in the US has increased six-fold after a White House panel revised the total to include the value of lost lives. Previous estimates looked only at health care, law enforcement and economic activity. The updated figures put the actual cost of the opioid crisis on the American economy ...

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House approves 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 19:08 Edited time: 16 Nov, 2017 19:54 The House of Representatives has approved a game-changing rewrite of the US tax code proposed by President Donald Trump. No Democrats voted for the bill. Tax reform now faces an uphill battle in the divided Senate. On Thursday, the Republican majority voted to approve HR1, or “Tax Cuts ...

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White House releases rules on reporting cybersecurity flaws

After a hacker stole cyber tools from an NSA “stockpile” to carry out the WannaCry cyberattack, the White House is now revealing how and when the government decides to disclose vulnerabilities or keep them secret. On Wednesday, the White House published a charter that details the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), which was established under former President Barack Obama to determine ...

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White House and Kremlin send conflicting signals on Putin-Trump meeting at APEC

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 06:09 Edited time: 10 Nov, 2017 06:43 Russia and the US are as yet unclear on whether a bilateral meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will take place at the APEC summit. While the White House says there are scheduling conflicts, Moscow says it may be still viable. On Thursday, Russian presidential aide for ...

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Tax reform deadline may be in jeopardy, as Senate & House GOP split on proposals

Senate Republicans have unveiled their version of the tax overhaul bill, but must now find common ground with House Republicans, as the two chambers have profound differences in their proposals that affect individuals, families and businesses. Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee released their tax bill Thursday, drawing sharp contrasts with the House version. President Donald Trump expects to sign ...

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Anorexic mother-of-four found dead in freezing house after being stripped of benefits

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 10:52 A mother of four with anorexia died alone in her freezing house after being stripped of benefits because she failed to attend a universal credit meeting. Her distraught family claims she was penalized for being in intensive care at the time of the assessment. Elaine Morrall, 38, who struggled with eating disorders and mental-health ...

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