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US wages trade war against one of the world's poorest nations over used clothing

The United States is in a trade conflict with Rwanda, a sub-Saharan African country with a $ 9 billion economy. Rwanda’s tariff hike on used clothes from the US to boost local production has upset the Trump administration. Rwanda raised import duties on used clothing from America from $ 0.25 to $ 2.50 per kilogram, and is considering banning imports ...

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‘Fake news’ a loosely-defined term used for political gain – Greenwald

The current buzzword ‘fake news’ lacks substance because it has no clear definition and is used by politicians to describe narratives they don’t like, journalist Glenn Greenwald told a panel in Moscow. Greenwald, who is best known for his collaboration with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, which exposed the scale of electronic surveillance conducted by the US and its allies worldwide, ...

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Senior Russian senator says EU’s sanctions used by Kiev to justify violation of Minsk Accords

The sole purpose of the extension of anti-Russian sanctions by the European Union is justifying the violation of Minsk Accords by the Kiev regime, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. “Alas, the latest decision of the EU is not about Russia, it is about Ukraine,” TASS quoted Senator Konstantin Kosachev as saying on ...

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UK & allies used ‘bribery & blackmail’ to force other states to back OPCW proposal – Moscow

The UK and its western allies have resorted to downright intimidation and bribery to make other OPCW member states support the idea of giving the chemical watchdog the right to assign guilt, the Russian Foreign Ministry charged. “London together with other countries … managed to push their scandalous project … by political manipulations as well as by downright bribery and ...

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Australian special forces ‘killed Afghan’, used his prosthetic leg as a cup

Australia’s elite special forces killed an unarmed Afghan amputee and brought his prosthetic leg back to SAS headquarters in Perth where it was used for drinking beer, according to an investigation from Fairfax Media. The war crime allegation is one of several against the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) team deployed to Afghanistan. Details of the incident, published in the Sydney ...

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Terrorists used Telegram messenger in all recent attacks, head of Russian watchdog claims

The head of Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor told the St. Petersburg Economic Forum that he has “irrefutable proof” that all recent terrorist attacks in Russia and abroad were coordinated through the Telegram messenger. “The proof is irrefutable. All of the latest terrorist attacks committed in our country and abroad have been coordinated through the Telegram messenger. This is why, when ...

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Fear and loathing and nuclear weapons: US troops on missile base regularly used LSD

The security of the US’ nuclear arsenal once lay in the hands of a few young men warped on hallucinogenic drugs. Records obtained by AP show that troops at a high-security nuke base in Wyoming bought, distributed, and used LSD. After an airman made a social media post of himself smoking a joint, Air Force investigators were on the case, ...

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OPCW says chlorine 'likely' used in Syria based on open-source info & samples provided by jihadists

The OPCW report claiming that chlorine was “likely used” in Saraqeb, Syria in February is “seriously misleading” because its narrative is based on evidence provided by jihadists, the former UK ambassador told RT. A fact-finding mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday published a report which “determined that chlorine, released from cylinders through ...

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Facebook launches Youth Portal to educate teens on the platform, how their data is being used

There’s probably an important gap in attention being paid at internet companies to young kids that are good targets for parental controls and older ones who are having to learn to use the internet in a responsible way on their own. Today, Facebook is releasing a new Youth Portal that offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the ...

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Brigitte Macron v anti-wrinkle cream? First Lady’s image reportedly used to promote anti-aging cream

French First Lady Brigitte Macron is said to have come face to face with a promotional campaign using her image to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. Mrs Macron reportedly ordered lawyers to launch an investigation into the case after the unauthorized use of her photo to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. The ...

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