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Russia’s most expensive diamond to go on sale

A unique pink diamond weighing 27.85 carats which was mined by Russian diamond producer Alrosa last year is expected to be auctioned at $ 500,000 per carat. The most expensive gem ever discovered in Russia will be cut before it goes under the hammer, according to the head of the company Sergey Ivanov. The rough diamond is about the size ...

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Common Syrians suffer most from Western sanctions says Russian envoy

Russia supports the creation of a UN workgroup for studying the effect of the Western sanctions of Syrian economy as currently the restrictions hurt mostly common people, a Russian envoy to the UN has said. “Common Syrian people are the main victim of the one-sided western restrictions. This is why we completely support the initiative of UN’s Special Rapporteur Idriss ...

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For the first time, Netflix tops HBO for most Emmy nominations

Netflix has broken HBO’s 17-year streak as the most nominated network at the Emmy Awards. In the nominations released this afternoon, Netflix came out slightly ahead, with 112 nominations compared to HBO’s 108. Those include Best Comedy nods for GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as Best Drama nominations for The Crown and Stranger Things. Other Netflix shows got ...

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Most Russians want Moscow to treat West as partners – opinion poll

The majority of respondents in a recent Russian opinion poll believe their country should treat Western nations as partners – yet the public is split over Russia seeking re-entry to the G7 club of developed countries. According to the survey, conducted by the independent Russian public opinion research center Levada in late June and released on Thursday, 61 percent of ...

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Countries most at risk from trade war between United States and China

A full-scale trade war between the US and China will dip the global economy into stagflation and lead to a sharp decline in world stocks, according to economists at Pictet Asset Management. On July 6, Washington began to impose 25-percent tariffs on $ 34 billion worth of Chinese imports. Beijing has vowed to retaliate, accusing the US of breaching WTO ...

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One of Facebook’s most senior engineers just became Director of Engineering, Blockchain

It was already known that Facebook had set up a group within the company to “explore” blockchain tech, headed up by long time Messenger chief David Marcus. However, the latest executive reshuffle appears to point to the social networking behemoth getting more serious about developing on top of blockchain technology. According to his LinkedIn profile, Evan Cheng, a director of ...

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Top 5 most beautiful Moscow Metro stations, as seen by French architects

Widely considered one the of the world’s most beautiful underground networks, the Moscow Metro has become one of the major tourist attractions, and even inspired a group of French architects, the city authorities revealed. Urban designers coming from France to support their team at the 2018 World Cup told Moscow authorities that they were so impressed by the aesthetic of ...

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Archbishop becomes most senior Catholic cleric ever to be sentenced over child sex abuse cover-up

The highest ranking Catholic official to ever be convicted of concealing sexual crimes against children has been sentenced to 12 months in Australia for covering up abuse by a pedophile priest. Adelaide’s Archbishop Philip Wilson was sentenced to a year in detention, after he was found guilty in May of failing to report the sexual abuse of two altar boys ...

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Mass ‘religious’ suicide? 11 bodies found in India’s capital, most blindfolded & hanged (GRAPHIC)

An Indian family of 11 has been found dead in New Delhi, with 10 members blindfolded and hanging from a ceiling. Initial reports indicate a twisted spiritual mass suicide attempt, but police aren’t discounting other possibilities. The bodies of seven women and four men were discovered in the Burari suburb of the Indian capital on Sunday by their neighbor, who ...

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‘Most new drugs are from the US and Europe, not China’ – Beijing on the opioid epidemic

China has rebuffed allegations that it is flooding the American market with “cheap and deadly” designer drugs. Beijing says the US should do more to crack down on its domestic manufacturers instead. Last year’s US congressional report labeled China the “primary source” of fentanyl, a popular synthetic painkiller that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and leads to thousands ...

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