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Vatican warns of financial ‘ticking time bomb’ ready to explode

The Vatican has called for more regulation of markets and financial systems, saying economic crises showed they were not able to govern themselves and needed a strong injection of morality and ethics. In a major document, written by two key Holy See departments, the Vatican said profit for the sake of profit and not for the greater good was “illegitimate.” ...

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Oil tops $80 for first time since 2014 amid Iran export fears

Crude oil has surged to its highest value in three-and-a-half years with investors concerned about supplies from Iran, which is facing the re-imposition of sanctions from the United States. Read more Brent was trading around the $ 80 per barrel, while the US WTI jumped above $ 72. Thursday’s jump came after the publication of the Goldman Sachs report, which ...

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Time to step up? Irish sound off on request to host refugees amid severe housing crisis

The Irish Red Cross have asked citizens to “put empty space to better use” and house refugees from the Middle East who the government offered asylum to in the middle of a national housing crisis. But are the Irish prepared? The national campaign is asking Irish homeowners to “pledge a room or a vacant property for a Syrian refugee today” ...

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Instagram has an unlaunched “time spent” Usage Insights dashboard

Instagram may be jumping into the time well spent movement, following the unveiling of Google’s new time management controls last week. Code buried in Instagram’s Android app reveals a “Usage Insights” feature that will show users their “time spent”. It’s not exactly clear whether that will be your total time spent in Instagram ever, which could be a pretty scary ...

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'Next time in Jerusalem': Israeli winner adds political jab to Eurovision Song Contest

Freshly-crowned Eurovision queen Netta Barzilai struck fire with her victory speech, as she invited viewers to see next year’s song contest in the occupied Jerusalem, not the internationally-recognized Israeli capital Tel Aviv. Barzilai, who was a favorite to win the contest, clinched first place with her song “Toy,” riding the wave of female empowerment. But it was not only the ...

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Iran will take long time to recover after Israel hit ‘dozens’ of targets in Syria – IDF

Israel has carried out what it calls one of the most extensive military operations in years against dozens of “Iranian” targets in Syria. Tehran will need “a lot of time” to recover from the massive attack, according to the IDF. Iran paid a “heavy price” with multiple Israeli airstrikes against what Tel-Aviv says were targets belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary ...

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North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5

North Korea will synchronize its time with South Korea as early as this week, Pyongyang announced on Monday. The North created its own time zone in 2015, turning back the clocks by 30 minutes to defy Japanese colonial legacy. The decision to return to the same time is one of the many symbolic highlights of the historic Friday summit between ...

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‘Drain that pond’: Mating frogs lock couple in most French legal dispute of all time

In a long running court battle a French couple has been ordered to drain their pond because its frogs are making too much noise. However, because the frogs are protected, the couple risks a prison sentence if they comply. The legal battle between Michel and Annie Pecheras and their neighbors goes all the way back to 2012 when the neighbors ...

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Are we done with Russiagate? TIME leaves Putin off ‘100 most influential’ list

With levels of anti-Russian hysteria in the West reaching fever pitch, one would think the media tends to see Vladimir Putin under every bed these days. As it turns out, Russia’s president isn’t even on their radar any more. Sure, the DNC might be suing Russia, Trump and WikiLeaks, and NPR might be trying to intimidate progressive activists by claiming ...

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Beijing holds live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait for first time in 2yrs amid tensions with Taipei

Beijing has launched military drills in the Taiwan Strait, “the first of their kind since 2016,” which it says are aimed at protecting China’s sovereignty. Taiwan has slammed the move as “saber-rattling” and “intimidation.” The drills, which will last until midnight on Wednesday, aim to “safeguard China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,”according to the director of Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Liu ...

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