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US growth could slip in coming 2 years – Dallas Fed president

Economic growth in the United States may peak this year and slow somewhat next year and in 2020, according to Dallas Fed President Robert S. Kaplan. “2018 will be a strong year in the United States,” he said at a business conference in Frankfurt on Thursday. “We think we’re at or near full employment in the US. We’d expect headline unemployment to ...

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IOC president lauds 2 Koreas for sending ‘powerful message of peace’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed attempts from North and South Korea to ease tensions between the two states, calling their endeavors a “powerful message of peace” to the world. “The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a ...

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Polish ruling party leader calls on president to sign ‘misunderstood’ Holocaust-related bill

The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said President Andrzej Duda should sign the controversial bill that criminalizes public statements blaming Poland for Second World War crimes. The bill, which was passed by the Polish parliament this week, would make public statements suggesting that the Polish nation is responsible for Nazi atrocities a crime, punishable by ...

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Assange ‘more than a nuisance’ – Ecuadorian president

Julian Assange is an “inherited problem” for Ecuador’s new president, who described the WikiLeaks founder as having created “more than a nuisance,” just weeks after the country granted him citizenship. “We hope to have a positive result on the issue,” of Assange, Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno, told television networks Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas, and EcuadorTV on Sunday. He added the country was ...

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Gaza will soon collapse and only Tel Aviv is helping, Israeli president claims

The Gaza Strip, chafed and numbed by a decades-old Israeli-imposed blockade is on the verge of collapse, and it’s all Hamas’ fault, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has said. “The time is coming near when the infrastructure in Gaza will collapse, leaving many civilians in distress, with no sanitary conditions, exposed to pollution, impure water and epidemics,” Rivlin said Sunday as ...

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‘WADA has been used for politics from the beginning’ – leaked email to IOC President Bach

Hacker group Fancy Bears has published emails purportedly showing how an International Olympic Committee (IOC) honorary member accused the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of an “anti-IOC and anti-Europe attitude.” The material published by the hacking group allegedly shows an email sent by late IOC honorary member Hein Verbruggen in October 2016. “The dramatic events of the last months in anti-doping ...

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‘Honored to be attacked after Pope!’ FEMEN targets Czech President Zeman at polling station (VIDEO)

Czech President Milos Zeman was confronted by a topless FEMEN activist at a polling station in Prague on Friday. Zeman looked embarrassed but said he “felt privileged” to have been targeted by the radical feminist protest group. The female activist had her 15 seconds of fame during the first round of the country’s presidential election. Shouting “Zeman is Putin’s slut,” ...

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10 million refugees may flood EU if it fails to secure borders – Czech president

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:25 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:28 The European Union could face a massive influx of some 10 million refugees from Africa in the coming years if it does not change its policy, Czech President Milos Zeman has claimed in an interview with a local TV channel. Zeman, known for his fierce anti-immigration stance, once ...

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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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Biden told ex-Ukraine President Yanukovich to resign, former VP reveals in memoirs

Joe Biden bluntly demanded that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich resign back in 2014, the former US vice president revealed. He also confirmed the US was deeply involved in Kiev’s affairs during that year’s crisis. From the very beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the US sought to direct Yanukovich in his handling of the riots on Maidan Square that eventually ...

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