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High reserves & low debt make Russian economy strong in hard times – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has revised its outlook for the Russian economy, and there is some good news for Moscow, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “Russia has put in place an admirable macroeconomic framework—saving for a rainy day, letting the exchange rate float, introducing inflation targeting, and shoring up the banking system,” ...

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Animals times ten: White House doubles down on Trump’s MS-13 remark

The Trump administration is doubling down on his description of the Mara Salvatrucha gang as “animals,” using the term ten times in a White House statement after the media storm surrounding the president’s remark. “MS-13 is a transnational gang that has brought violence, fear, and suffering to American communities,” said the White House statement about the gang, released Monday. “President ...

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The art of disaster: 5 times Trump kept election promises, but probably shouldn’t have (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has been hailed as a leader who keeps his promises. But the horrific violence and diplomatic rows in the wake of the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem illustrate how not all campaign pledges are created equal. Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was “yet another example ...

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Media obsessed with Trump as solution to failing business model – New York Times columnist

Nicholas Kristof, a prominent columnist for the New York Times, has warned that the media’s obsessive focus on President Donald Trump means they are failing to cover other important stories. Kristof lamented the “all Trump, all the time” nature of the US media since Trump took office. “We have to acknowledge that there is so much more happening in the ...

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Walmart boss earns 1,200 times as much as the company’s median worker

The salaries of CEOs have ballooned over the past 50 years, extending huge gaps with those of their employees. Today, so-called ‘fat cats’ can earn the annual salary of a typical worker by lunchtime. In its latest filing, Walmart disclosed that company CEO Doug McMillon’s total compensation rose two percent in 2017 to $ 22.8 million. Meanwhile, the firm’s median ...

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Not-so-special relationship: 4 times Trump damaged old bonds that link US & UK

For one who claims to love the UK, Donald Trump seems to have made a habit of attacking the country in the past 18 months – and did so again Friday, when he told a Texas crowd that knife crime had turned London into a “warzone.” Trump, who traces his roots to the UK and his Scottish mother, painted a ...

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‘Logic defying nonsense’ – Embassy on Sunday Times report that Russian bots helped Labour win

Russia’s Embassy in the UK was bemused by the results of an “investigation” into alleged Russian bot army helping Labour Party, dismissing it as “nonsense” and suggesting that it was published to sway the May 3 polls. “The publication itself defies any logic. The authors want us to believe that some 6,500 bots of murky origin and with an extremely ...

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New York Times issues fake-news correction in article about fake news

The New York Times was forced to issue a lengthy correction after it published a false statement in an article about “fake news” on Facebook. In an article about Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown, NYT journalist Nellie Bowles originally wrote that news about the Palestinian Authority paying rewards to the families of jihadists who die fighting Israel was ...

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China to make it rain over area 3 times the size of Spain

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever. In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the size of Spain. According to ...

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Stephon Clark was shot 8 times, 7 from behind – family-commissioned autopsy

Of the 20 shots fired by Sacramento, California, police officers, unarmed black man Stephon Clark was hit by eight, according to an autopsy commissioned by his family. Seven of the shots came from behind and one from the side. The findings contradict the initial police report that said the African-American man was advancing on the officers, said Benjamin Crump, the ...

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