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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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Israel sells Britain £78m ‘Iron Dome’ to protect Falklands from missile attacks

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 11:05 Britain has spent £78 million protecting the Falkland Islands with a new missile defense shield also used by Israel, shortly after Argentina bought a new fleet of fighter jets. Argentina has long claimed what it calls the Islas Malvinas as its own. The Falklands’ new Sky Sabre defense system is part of a £280-million ...

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Britain will lose its defense capability if it sells off fleet to South America, MPs warn

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 07:45 The Tories are planning to cut the already overstretched Royal Navy even further by selling part of its fleet to South America, with some MPs and ministers saying the cuts will deal a huge blow to Britain’s ability to defend itself. Officials are reported to have secretly advised navies in Chile and Brazil that ...

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Donald Trump's crude drawing of New York City sells for $29,184

At least one Donald-related deal got accomplished this week. President Trump’s child-like sketch of Manhattan’s skyline fetched a grown-up price tag Thursday evening when an anonymous bidder offered up $ 29,184 for the work. His decades of experience in New York City real estate aside, the drawing is largely lacking in any defining Big Apple characteristics apart from an elongated ...

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What is North Korea's Room 39? How Kim sells fake cash and VIAGRA to fund lavish lifestyle

While most citizens in the hermit state get by on the bare minimum, the country’s pot-bellied dictator enjoys importing gluttonous goods from Europe and possessing luxury goods.  And with most of the world’s biggest states imposing harsh sanctions on North Korea, many observers are puzzled as to how Kim funds his splurges, which reportedly include regular deliveries of crates of ...

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