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US sanctions 2 North Korean officials over missile program

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:26 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:29 The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, targeting two officials who are allegedly involved in Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program. It said the move was part of a “maximum pressure campaign.” Read more The North Korean officials added to the US sanctions list were identified ...

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Cities sue Pentagon over failure to report crimes to FBI gun database, citing Texas church shooting

Three major US cities led by Democrats are suing the Pentagon over failing to report military personnel convictions that would have disqualified them from gun ownership, which they blame for the recent Texas church shooting. The mayors of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco filed a federal lawsuit in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday, demanding that the Department of Defense address ...

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Reports of US-China intelligence hotline over Korean crisis ‘fake news’ – state media

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 14:43 China’s Global Times newspaper, which has government ties, has denied reports in the Japanese press which claim that Beijing and Washington have agreed to share intelligence related to North Korea. The original report was published Monday by the influential Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The report said several US government sources told it that US ...

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Bitcoin implosion could ‘spill over’ into stock market – Wells Fargo

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 09:17 Stocks could easily get dragged into chaos if the cryptocurrency boom goes bust, according to Wells Fargo Securities, which warns the unusual activity in the crypto market could lead to one of the most epic bubbles of all time. Read more “There is a significant amount of froth in the crypto markets. We do ...

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UFO traverses night sky over western Russia (VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 08:22 A UFO in the form of a ball of light slowly traversed the night sky over the western Russian city of Lipetsk before exploding in mid-air. The mystery object’s flight was caught on camera by a number of eyewitnesses. A mystery light-ball trailing in the sky above Lipetsk in Russia’s west, was spotted by ...

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Deadly flesh-eating illness has infected over 500 people in Japan

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 20:15 Over 500 people were infected with a deadly flesh-eating disease in Japan this year, local media report. The virus ravages limbs and internal organs and can kill its victims in a matter of hours. Some 525 patients – the highest number since records began in 1999 – have been afflicted with streptococcal toxic shock ...

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US exerts much stricter control over ‘foreign agent’ media outlets than Russia – Putin

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 18:35 US law relating to media outlets designated as ‘foreign agents’ are much stricter than the measures outlined by corresponding Russian legislation, President Vladimir Putin has said. But the law needs ‘improvements,’ he added. In the US, where certain Russian media outlets were declared “foreign agents,” these edicts applied to these so-called foreign agents are ...

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Browder case: Chief Russian prosecutor slams MEPs over ‘illegal’ attempt to stop Cyprus’ cooperation

Russia’s Prosecutor General has lambasted a group of MEPs over attempts to pressure Cyprus into terminating its legal cooperation with Moscow in the case of Magnitsky Act mastermind, and serial tax evader, William Browder. In October 2017, 17 members of the European Parliament signed an open letter to Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades. The letter called on Anastasiades to stop assisting ...

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Nationalists want Russian public holiday to mark victory over terrorism in Syria

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 10:24 Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers have drafted a proposal to celebrate December 11 as a national holiday marking the victory of the Russian armed forces over international terrorism in the Middle East. The bill published on the lower house website on Monday reads that the date was chosen because on December 11 this year, Russian ...

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Brains over bucks: Putin hints AI may be key to Russia beating US in defense despite budget gap

Advanced weapon systems and lack of necessity for bases in foreign nations are key factors that will allow the Russian military to defend the nation, despite receiving far less funding than their US counterparts, Putin said. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of top defense ministry officials at the new Strategic Missile Academy east of Moscow. The ...

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