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Power outage holds flights at Reagan National Airport, Washington DC (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Inbound and outbound flights are bogged down in the US capital’s primary airport, as it experiences a complete power outage. Stranded travelers have been posting images of the sudden blackout on social media. Late Wednesday evening, the airport’s official account tweeted the management was aware of an “airport-wide” power outage and was investigating its cause. We are aware of an ...

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Man filmed harassing bison arrested after 4th national park incident in 7 days (VIDEO)

A man caught on camera goading and roaring at a massive bison at Yellowstone National Park has been arrested following a disturbance hundreds of miles away at Glacier National Park, Montana. Last week Raymond Reinke, of Oregon, was identified as the man caught on camera approaching a wild bison and beating his own chest goading the animal as it charged ...

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Iran plans launch of national cryptocurrency to ditch dollar in oil trade

Tehran is seeking ways to bypass looming US sanctions by launching a cryptocurrency that would help the Islamic Republic trade oil without using the dollar. “We are trying to prepare the ground to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” Alireza Daliri, deputy for management and investment at the Directorate for Scientific and Technological Affairs, told Iranian news agency ...

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Flagging friendship: New Zealand demands Australia change national banner

The once-close relationship between allies Australia and New Zealand is cracking under unprecedented pressure after the NZ prime minister accused the Aussies of copying his nation’s flag design – and demanded they change it. New Zealand voted against changing their own flag back in a 2015 referendum. Read more “We had a flag which we had for a long time ...

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Russia plans national road reconstruction project essential to economic growth

About 9,000 kilometers of highways and roads in Russia will be transferred to federal ownership by 2021 before a major rebuilding project to boost the country’s road infrastructure and the national economy. Read more The trend will continue after 2021 with additional 8,300kms of road becoming the property of the Federal government. Federal highways are usually of much better quality ...

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Trump to meet Putin regardless of ‘noise’ at home as it’s in US national interest – Bolton

Donald Trump will hold talks with Vladimir Putin, despite criticism in the US, as such a meeting is in America’s national interest, the utterly diplomatic US National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters in Moscow. Bolton, who arrived in Russia to prepare the summit and met with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, said that both the US and Russian presidents ...

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Interest in football soars across Russia after national team’s record victory – survey

Interest in football amongst Russians has soared after the national team beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first game of the 2018 World Cup, new research has shown. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSOM reported on Monday that the share of Russians planning to watch games at the tournament increased from 52 percent before last week’s big kick-off to ...

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'End of national tradition’: Catholic leaders slam Sessions’ asylum ruling

US Catholic bishops have denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to reverse grants of asylum based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence, with one calling the decision the “end of our great national tradition.” “For the whole of our history, the United States has been a refuge for people seeking protection from oppression,” San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy ...

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Fines for insulting Russian national football team if new bill becomes law

Russian MPs have prepared a bill introducing fines for public statements insulting the players or coach of the Russian national football team, saying that moral climate was an important condition for sports victories. The bill has been prepared by a group of lawmakers, headed by MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority party United Russia. He is best-known as the principal ...

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Russia & Belarus ditching dollar trade in favor of national currencies

The Belarusian Prime Minister, Andrey Kobyakov, has called for a complete shift away from the US dollar towards national currencies in Russia-Belarus trade and price-setting. “That would be great if the entire trade turnover, as well as price-formation were set in national currencies,” Kobyakov said during the session of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and ...

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