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EU agrees biggest free trade deal with Japan

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The European Union and Japan have agreed terms for a free trade deal set to create the world's biggest open economic area.The deal - the largest struck by the EU - is expected to liberalise almost all trade between the bloc and the world's third-largest economy.It is being seen as a challenge to the protectionism championed by US President ...

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Oxford Union: Climate Change Debate

The motion is that individual apathy is the greatest threat to our climate. What's interesting here is that both sides are not discussing whether or not climate change exists, but rather what the best course of action is in redressing this issue. It's an example of 'framing the debate' in order to influence public opinion. Climate change of c ...

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Nigel Farage refuses to give up EU pension: 'Why should my family suffer?'

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Former Ukip leader also claims he has 'done more than anybody in this country to stop the rise of the far-right' Nigel Farage has refused to give up his EU pension after Brexit, asking: "Why should my family and others suffer even more?"The former Ukip leader was asked on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show whether he would stick to his princ ...

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The Film Experience: MIT course on movies

MIT course website[/url]"]This course concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, from the early silent period, classic Hollywood genres including musicals, thrillers and westerns, and European and Japanese art cinema. It explores the work of Griffith, Chaplin, Keaton, Capra, Hawks, Hitchcock, Altma ...

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Beware the modern-day heretic hunters

Spectator[/url]"]Beware the modern-day heretic hunters[img]https://spectatorblogs.imgix.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2017/11/li.jpg?auto=compress,enhance,format&crop=faces,entropy,edges&fit=crop&w= ...

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Brussels fighting America on Britain's behalf in Bombardier trade dispute

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Why is Brussels fighting Trump's America on Britain's behalf in Bombardier trade dispute – even though it's leaving the EU?Is this intervention actually likely to help? And what are the Brexit implications?trump-may.jpg The European Commission has backed the UK in ...

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Scotland, the first country to set a minimum price for alcohol..

Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to set a minimum price for alcohol as a way of improving public health after the Scotch Whisky Association lost an appeal against the plan at the UK’s highest court.The SWA, with other sections of the drinks industry, argued the move to impose a 50p minimum price per unit for alcohol wo ...

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The Restoration of The British Monarchy. Is It Possible?

I. IntroductionI am of the school of Oswald Spengler, Carle Zimmerman, and J.D. Unwin when it comes to a conservative or right-wing “dialectic of history,” and in such a dialectic there is a belief that in the last stage of the west there will be popular backlash of native populations to legislative ineptitude and ine ...

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Texas Shooting today

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Apparently 27 people are reported dead. Shooting took place during a Sunday Service.

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of super-rich including the Queen exposed

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Millions of pounds of the Queen's private money is invested in offshore funds in Caribbean tax havens, a huge leak of financial documents referred to as the "Paradise Papers" has revealed.The papers show that the Duchy of Lancaster, which manages investments for the Queen's £520m private ...

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Police Body Cam Video, fatally shooting unarmed 'mentally ill' man.

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People keep sending me stuff like this:Santa Clara California, police shoot and kill unarmed 24yo suicidal man suffering from 'mental illness."Warning, this body cam video is disturbing:

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Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-Up

Der Spiegel[/url]"]Monsanto Faces Blowback Over Cancer Cover-UpA release of internal emails has revealed that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto manipulated studies of the company's herbicide, Roundup. Experts believe the product causes cancer - and the ...

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Faux-nobo: “Naked Bonobo” demolishes myth of sexy, egalitarian bonobos

Skeptic Ink[/url]"]Faux-nobo: “Naked Bonobo” demolishes myth of sexy, egalitarian bonobosHave you heard that bonobos are peaceful, matriarchal apes that use lots of free sex to obtain delightful egalitarian community? You’ve been lied to. The popular account of t ...

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UK loses £490bn down the back of the sofa

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Global banks and international bond strategists have been left stunned by revised ONS figures showing that Britain is £490bn poorer than had been ­assumed and no longer has any reserve of net foreign assets, depriving the country of its safety margin as Brexit talks reach a crucial juncture. A massive write-down in the UK balance of payments da ...

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Long Live The Petro-Dollar!!

I am going to make the uneasy and controversial case that the petro-dollar was and is a sensible arrangement, has no real alternatives, and must be protected for both the sake of the U.S. and the global economy. Let me also say, that I do not like this situation as a Gold-Standard guy, but I do not think there are viable political alternatives. ...

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