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Dark transparency: How accountability tool turned into instrument of corruption

Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. ...

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China’s petro-yuan ‘thundering into action’ as Iran ditches US dollar in oil trade

Washington’s renewed sanctions on Tehran supports China’s newly established oil futures, analysts say. The sanctions can make the yuan a more preferable currency than the dollar on the oil market. Since their launch in May, the interest in the renminbi-backed oil contracts has steadily surged. Traded daily volumes hit a record 250,000 lots last Wednesday, and the share of yuan ...

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Tesla with self-driving capability crashes into fire truck, investigation launched (PHOTO)

An investigation has been opened after a Tesla Model S, which can be driven autonomously, crashed into the back of a fire truck in Utah. It comes amid two separate probes involving fatal Tesla crashes. The incident occurred in the Salt Lake City suburb of South Jordan on Friday, when the Tesla S slammed into a fire department’s mechanics truck ...

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Moscow gets into Europe’s top 5 most attractive cities for investors

The Russian capital has climbed above Helsinki, Warsaw, Berlin and Stockholm to rank fifth among Europe’s most attractive cities for foreign investment. The 2018/2019 ranking was compiled by Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (a division of the Financial Times). It assessed 301 European cities and 150 regions. London has maintained its leading position in the rating, but experts said that could ...

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Fire-breathing Disney dragon bursts into flames during parade (VIDEOS)

A fire-breathing dragon went up in flames during a parade at Disney World, Florida on Friday. Onlookers remained calm during the incident, apparently under the mistaken belief that it was part of the show. The dragon float caught fire during the daily Festival of Fantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom. Videos from the scene show flames and plumes of black smoke ...

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Pompeii horse discovered during investigation into grave robber tunnels (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The full body of a horse swamped by lava during the volcanic eruption at Pompeii has been unveiled by archaeologists. The remains are part of a number of artefacts rescued as the Italian military investigated grave robber tunnels. The secret tunnels, which Italian investigators believe were built by thieves targeting valuable antiquities, were intercepted last August. READ MORE: Ethiopia demands ...

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Careening truck knocks into two highway poles & sends them flying into traffic (VIDEO)

A highway traffic camera has captured extraordinary footage of an out-of-control pickup truck mounting the central concrete barrier of a highway and barrelling into two light poles, sending them hurtling into oncoming traffic. The incident took place on Interstate 43 in Wisconsin. Despite the uprooted poles erratically bouncing around on the highway, amazingly, no one was hurt. [embedded content] The ...

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Microsoft’s Snip Insights puts A.I. technology into a screenshot-taking tool

A team of Microsoft interns have thought up a new way to put A.I. technology to work – in a screenshot snipping tool. Microsoft today is launching their project, Snip Insights, a Windows desktop app that lets you retrieve intelligent insights – or even turn a scan of a textbook or report into an editable document – when you take ...

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Major European carrier Air-France-KLM plunged into crisis, survival in jeopardy

Continuing strikes at Air France-KLM and the resignation of its CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac have plunged the company into crisis, prompting the French government to warn about its very survival. On Monday, Air France shares suffered their biggest one-day fall in a decade – down by almost 15 percent – following the CEO’s announcement he would quit in mid-May after tens ...

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Step into Putin’s shoes: RT goes on 360 tour of inauguration route inside Kremlin (VIDEO)

RT was granted a rare chance to venture through the magnificence of Red Square and into the luxurious and historic halls of the Kremlin, mimicking the steps taken by President Vladimir Putin as he was inaugurated on Monday. The centerpiece of the tour is the Kremlin Grand Palace, the 19th century building that towers over the Kremlin wallsб and has ...

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