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Lobbyists rejoice as US sells more arms in 6 months than in whole of 2017

Despite the tariff standoff with the EU, the US has sold more weapons to its foreign allies in the first six months of the year than in the whole of 2017 much to the delight of military industrial complex lobbying groups. The figures from the last fiscal year, which stood at $ 41.9 billion, have already been surpassed by $ ...

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One-of-a-kind dinosaur skeleton sells for €2m in Paris (PHOTO)

The skeleton of what scientists believe could be a new species of dinosaur has sold for more than €2 million ($ 2.3 million) after going on display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. READ MORE: Largest dinosaur ever left its mark on Isle of Skye, scientists discover monster’s massive footprint The 150-year-old dinosaur bones were unearthed in Wyoming in the ...

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China remains largest buyer of US debt amid Trump trade war and Japan sells off

Beijing is the largest holder and buyer of the US Treasury securities despite the two countries being engaged in a spiral of mutual trade restrictions. In one year, China has increased its holdings of the US debt from $ 117 billion to $ 118 trillion despite the harsh rhetoric from the White House. One of US’ closest allies Japan, on ...

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US hints at relieving pressure on Russia's RUSAL if owner sells firm

Russia’s biggest aluminum producer and key global supplier RUSAL will be relieved from US sanctions if its owner Oleg Deripaska relinquishes control over the firm, according to the US Treasury. Shares in RUSAL surged almost 15 percent on the Moscow Exchange following the news while global aluminum prices dropped almost 1 percent. The price of the metal had soared 31 ...

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Russian chess coach makes social media appeal, sells phone to take 6yo prodigy to world championship

Six-year-old Misha will be one of the youngest contestants at the upcoming world school chess tournament in Albania. To get there, his coach not only had to sell some of his possessions, but also called on social media for help. Chess has been a passion for 26-year-old Roman Artamonov since childhood. He learned the game himself, before opening a school ...

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New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million

The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $ 413 million. With the acquisition, Adecco adds to its ability to provide job training and re-skilling services for businesses. It’s proof that General Assembly’s own business has come a long way since its early days ...

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Snowden: Facebook a ‘surveillance company’ that collects and sells user data

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted Saturday that Facebook is a “surveillance company” that sells its users’ personal details, weighing in on a scandal involving a private firm that harvested data from the social media giant. “Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as ‘surveillance companies,’” wrote the former National Security ...

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Munchy madness: Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside San Diego marijuana dispensary

A young San Diego girl has found a novel way of bolstering sales of her Girl Scout Cookies – selling them outside a local marijuana dispensary. The Urbn Leaf center posted a picture of the innovative Girl Scout outside its store in the Mission Bay area of the city Friday. The cheeky post calls on customers to pick up some ...

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Litecoin cryptocurrency founder sells all his tokens after 7,500% rally

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 14:56 The creator of the world’s fifth-biggest digital currency Charlie Lee said he has sold all his litecoin tokens over the past few days to avoid further accusations of benefiting via his own tweets. Read more “Litecoin has been very good for me financially, so I am well off enough that I no longer need ...

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Court orders halal supermarket in Paris to close because it sells no pork or wine

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 15:48 A French court has ordered a halal grocery store in Paris to shut down because it did not sell pork and alcohol, and failed to cater for the needs of the customers. The Court of Nanterre ruled on Monday that the “Good Price” mini-market in Colombes failed to comply with the conditions of its ...

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