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Maduro urges Latin American states to join oil & gold-backed cryptocurrency project

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro has invited members of the regional ALBA-TCP bloc to join him in launching a new cryptocurrency. Named petro, the cryptocurrency will be backed by the country’s oil, gas, gold and diamond riches. “I have a proposal for the economic teams of the ALBA: to assume jointly the creation of an oil-backed petro cryptocurrency, which will be ...

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Forget the single market! Britain could join hated Trans-Pacific Partnership instead

Britain could join the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to kick-start exports after Brexit. If the unusual move goes ahead, the UK would be the first member without borders on the Pacific Ocean or South China Sea. The proposal is being developed by Liam Fox’s Department for International Trade. The group lost the United States, its largest member, when President Donald ...

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1,000s join Israeli agriculture minister in mass prayer for rain in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

At least 2,500 people have turned up at a mass prayer at the Western Wall following calls by Israel’s agriculture minister seeking divine intervention to end the drought plaguing the country for a fifth straight year. Farmers, the president of Israel’s Farmers Union as well as the country’s highest religious authorities, represented by chief rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, ...

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Turkey & Ukraine unlikely to join EU in near future – German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he doesn’t see either Turkey or Ukraine joining the 28-member bloc anytime soon. Gabriel envisages other forms of cooperation instead, modelled on what he called a “smart” Brexit deal. Speaking to the German press on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Gabriel said he cannot imagine Turkey and Ukraine as members of the European Union in the ...

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‘Our country, not Netanyahu’s’: Thousands join anti-PM rallies across Israel (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of people across Israel have joined marches against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth consecutive week, demanding his resignation following several corruption allegations. Protesters gathered on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard on Saturday, carrying signs reading “big business, politicians, and the underworld” and “go home, corrupt ones!”  “I came to be like everybody, against the corruption, and against the ...

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Keyboard brigade go: ‘Cyber warriors’ to join US infantry overseas

The US Army is preparing to embed “cyber warriors” within regular infantry units, Pentagon officials said. Claiming that the US has been shackled by laws, military officials vowed to enhance their offensive cyber-warfare capabilities. Under the new protocol, the army’s cyber soldiers will serve six-month rotations while integrated in infantry units. But unlike their rifle-toting comrades, the keyboard warriors will ...

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Most Russians support sanctions against parents who allow kids to join sects

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 10:07 Almost four-fifths of Russians have told researchers they support a proposal to deprive citizens of parental rights if they allow their children to join destructive sects or extremist groups. According to a poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM in late November, 79 percent of Russians currently support the idea, while 16 percent of respondents said ...

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20,000 join Tel Aviv ‘March of Shame’ to protest bill aimed at protecting Netanyahu (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:14 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:33 Thousands of people, outraged at a new bill that would spare the Israeli PM from public outcry linked to two corruption probes, swarmed into downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday in a protest that became the largest since the launch of the investigation. A large crowd descended on central ...

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Overwhelming majority in Crimea today would still vote to join Russia – German survey

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 18:46 Researchers from an independent international institute based in Germany have found out that “the vast majority of the Crimean population would vote for the status quo in a future repeat referendum.” Almost 80 percent said they would choose for their region to join Russia if a new vote were to happen. Asked directly, “How ...

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NHL legend Ovechkin invites you to join the #Putinteam as website goes up

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 09:10 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 09:23 Everyone can now join the “Putin Team” movement set up by NHL giant Alexander Ovechkin in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The hockey player announced the launch of its website ahead of next year’s elections. Many prominent Russian sportsmen and singers have already joined the team. “Putin ...

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