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Russia exports record amount of gas to energy-hungry Europe

Gazprom, Russia’s largest natural gas exporter, has again increased its deliveries to Europe. The company sent 5.8 percent more blue fuel to the continent through July compared to last year. Gas deliveries to Germany jumped 12.3 percent. Austria bought 48.3 percent more Russian gas. Shipments to the Netherlands were 53.8 percent higher, and to Croatia up by 40.1 percent. Gazprom ...

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Tesla loses $717.5mn in Q2, breaking own record from previous quarter

Electric car maker Tesla has racked up a record $ 717.5 million net loss in the second quarter of 2018, twice the previous year’s number. Embattled CEO Elon Musk promised to plug the loss gap with a massive production increase. Tesla, which has posted profit only in two quarters since becoming a public company eight years ago, broke another record ...

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Iranian rial falls to record low against the US dollar & central bank blames ‘nation’s enemies’

The unofficial rate of the Iranian rial plummeted to a record low of 112,000 rials against the dollar on concerns over the imminent return of full US sanctions. The rial has lost more than a half of its value against the dollar in just four months, having fallen to the 50,000-mark for the first time in March. Iranians have been ...

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Support for Macron & Merkel’s coalitions plunge to record new lows – polls

The people’s dissatisfaction with the leading EU governments appears to be rising, as fresh polls show a record decline in the ratings of French President Emmanuel Macron and of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalitions. Support for Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party, Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU), has gone down to its lowest level since ...

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Record turnout in Cambodia’s election amid claims of crackdown & US meddling (VIDEO)

Cambodia’s general election on Sunday showed an impressive turnout of more than 82 percent. The vote, which is set to return Prime Minister Hun Sen to power, was marred by allegations of US meddling and of a crackdown on critics. With vote-counting underway, the National Election Commission (NEC) said the election saw a record turnout of 82.71%. The NEC chairman ...

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Russia’s gold reserves approaching Stalin-era record, cutting dependence on US dollar

With 2,000 tons of gold in reserves, Russia’s bullion holdings are approaching the Soviet peak seen in 1941. Moscow is striving for financial independence and escape from US dollar hegemony, analysts told RT. Read more “Some countries in the world want to depend as little as possible on US policy, they dump the dollar in trade and American assets as ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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Trump’s support among Republicans hits record high despite media scorn

US President Donald Trump’s approval rating among fellow GOP voters has soared through the roof, reaching 88 percent for the first time in his tenure. The three-day poll was conducted both before and after the Helsinki summit. The newly released poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal has found that controversies in recent months, including the enforcement and subsequent reversal of ...

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Samsung and Xiaomi had record smartphone shipments in India

India has quickly become ground zero for the smartphone wars. Last year, the country surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s No. 2 smartphone market, and manufacturers are falling over themselves to plant a flag. Samsung and Xiaomi have been the two biggest winners in recent quarters, battling it out for the top spot. Earlier this year, the latter edged ...

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