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Russia is stronger than Europe, US State Dept says in new 'Russian aggression' pitch

Russia’s military clout eclipses Europe’s, making it a “real” threat from “the Baltic to the Black Sea,” a senior US State Department official claimed, citing large-scale drills conducted by Russia within its own borders as proof of sinister intentions. “The threat to [the West’s] collective security posed by Russia is clear, and we on both sides of the Atlantic cannot ...

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Child lead poisoning rates higher in Detroit & NYC than Flint

New data shows kids in Detroit and New York City have higher levels of lead in their blood than their counterparts in Flint, Michigan. Flint has seen major improvements in lead levels since their water crisis, but the issue in the US has not gone away. Data released on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows ...

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Russia looks to sell MiG-35 fighters in more than 30 countries

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:40 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:42 Over 30 nations are ready to upgrade their aging warplanes with Russia’s new multirole MiG-35 planes, according to the Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Ilya Tarasenko. The fighter jets are currently under testing. The company is targeting export sales of at least $ 10 billion for ...

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Richest 1% have more money than poorest half of world’s population

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 11:24 The bottom half of adults in the world collectively own less than the richest one percent, according to a Credit Suisse report. The gap between the super-rich and the poor has significantly grown since the global crisis. The wealthiest one percent owned 42.5 percent of global wealth in 2008, the bank reports. “The downward ...

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Soros says he wants to pay more taxes, but prefers Ireland where he paid less than $1,000

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:52 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:57 George Soros has joined a petition to scrap tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. But the billionaire prefers Ireland, where his hedge fund paid just $ 962 in taxes in 2013, according to Bloomberg. Four hundred wealthy Americans have appealed to the US Congress urging Republican lawmakers not ...

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Saudi purge more ‘palace coup’ than anti-corruption ‘jihad’

The arrest of Saudi royal figures, ministers, and businessmen last week could lead to the confiscation of cash and other assets worth at least $ 800 billion. However, is this about modernizing Saudi Arabia or is the House of Saud broke? Read more RT talked to an analyst at Lombardi Letter, Alessandro Bruno, to figure out what lies behind the ...

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Barnier’s ultimatum: Britain has less than two weeks to give Brexit clarity

Britain has been given a two week deadline to lay out a proper Brexit strategy as the EU again refuses to accept the vague promises and assertions from London. Talks are hanging on a knife edge, as the possibility of a no-deal situation between the EU and the UK looms. It is against this backdrop that Michel Barnier, the EU’s ...

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Bitcoin price crashes over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 13:46 Edited time: 10 Nov, 2017 13:58 The world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin dropped below $ 7,000 on Friday, having fallen by well over $ 1,000 since hitting an all-time high set earlier this week. Bitcoin was trading at $ 6903.35 at 12:35pm GMT on Friday, fixing the drop at 3.64 percent, according to data ...

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‘Moral crisis’: Gates, Buffett & Bezos richer than poorest half of America combined

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 09:25 The three richest people in the United States – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett – have a total wealth that exceeds the savings of America’s poorest 160 million, a new study shows. The three billionaires are sitting on a combined $ 248.5 billion fortune, which outstrips the combined net worth of an ...

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Bitcoin bigger than McDonald's but fails as payment system

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 13:20 The bitcoin cryptocurrency was designed to be better than traditional payment systems. However, it has become a hyper-inflated asset, failing to serve as a faster and more sophisticated payment system, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The largest cryptocurrency, priced at more than $ 7,000, has now a market capitalization of ...

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