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Venezuela will refine gold in Turkey to protect reserves from US sanctions

The Central Bank of Venezuela will start refining gold in Turkey to avoid US sanctions –  penalties that deter the country from carrying out banking operations in Switzerland, according to the Venezuelan mining minister. “This is an agreement established with Turkey and the Venezuelan central bank,” Victor Cano told journalists. “It’s being done by allied countries because imagine what would ...

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‘Police hunt in black communities, protect & serve in white ones’ – Ex-NYPD cop tells RT

Violent protests have broken out after a Chicago policewoman shot and killed a black man, who bodycam footage revealed to be armed. RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze sat down with an ex-NYPD cop to discuss the force and police racism. Harith Augustus died after being shot in the back at least five times by a female police officer, according to a Chicago ...

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‘3yos can’t protect themselves from guns with pencils’: US lawmakers tell Sacha Baron Cohen

US lawmakers were filmed backing a fake program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings, as part of a new Sacha Baron Cohen undercover-in-character show. The infamous prankster, who previously took aim at American culture in the 2006 movie ‘Borat,’ is up to his old incognito tricks again with a comedic seven-episode Showtime series ...

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Duma committee approves draft law to protect Russian children from ‘Columbine’ web groups

The Russian Lower House committee for family, women and children has approved a bill ordering urgent action against internet groups – known as ‘Columbine’ communities – promoting child suicide and school attacks. The bill was drafted by State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya (United Russia), who said certain legislative “blank spots” must be removed, particularly by amending the law against ...

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NATO’s submarine-borne Patriot missiles can protect Lithuania, president says… but they don’t exist

The Baltic members of NATO are not safe from Russia, and the alliance should create a new weapon system to counter the threat – a submarine-launched anti-aircraft missile, the president of Lithuania apparently believes. Dalia Grybauskaite, who has been the Lithuanian leader for almost a decade, is among the most consistent people in terms of claiming that her country is ...

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Going green? Somali terrorist group’s plastic bag ban aims to protect ‘humans and animals’

The Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has carried out suicide attacks and massacres across East Africa, has issued an eco-friendly edict banning plastic bags. Al-Shabaab’s radio station, Radio Andalus, announced on Sunday that the terrorist organization could no longer stand idly by and allow discarded plastic bags to pollute southern Somalia’s scenic beauty, saying that the dreadful ...

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Beijing signals yuan devaluation to protect its exports from Trump’s tariffs

Chinese authorities have reportedly deployed the country’s central bank to resist intense trade pressure from Washington as nearly 85 percent of China’s sales to the US were hit with export tariffs amid an escalating trade war. The People’s Bank of China has announced first steps towards easing monetary policy, pledging to boost demand for the national currency. The regulator said ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century regulators. Zuckerberg himself reiterated that regulation is necessary, provided it is the ...

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‘We’ll protect Europe’ & other quotes from Putin’s SPIEF forum

President Vladimir Putin had a busy Friday going on stage at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum along with several key world leaders. Here are his best quotes selected by RT. On the rise of protectionism “We don’t need trade wars today or even temporary trade ceasefires. We need a comprehensive trade peace.” Read more On proper resolution of conflicts ...

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