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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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After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousness

Medical Express[/url]"]After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousness[size=85:1h ...

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PLANE CARRYING KHL TEAM CRASHES

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TUNOSHNA, Russia -- A Russian jet carrying a KHL ice hockey team crashed into a river bank Wednesday while taking off in western Russia, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured, officials said.The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed in sunny weather immediately after leaving an airp ...

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Massive fail, the likes of which this world has never seen.

Trump, being the antimatter Teddy Roosevelt, speaks loudly and carries no stick. A one-trick pony, he brings the same double-down strategy into every challenge, irrespective of its actual utility. In the past, this has worked well enough for him ("well enough" means he slightly underperformed a guy throwing darts at the SP 500). His busin ...

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Trump Chief Of Staff Priebus Is Out

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     Zagadka
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He rose from relative state-party obscurity and reached an unlikely pinnacle as the man responsible for the agenda of the president of the United States.Now, Reince Priebus is out of that job as White House chief of staff in the most significant shakeup of the rocky Trump presidency.Trump announced on Twitter that Homeland Security Secretar ...

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Trump Bans Transgenders From Serving In US Military

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     maz
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President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” any transgender service members.In a series of tweets, the commander in chief argued that too much is at stake in the military’s current operations for it to be “burdened” by the medical costs of transgender people or the “disruption” he says tra ...

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Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study

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Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear.sperm.jpgThe latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in wester ...

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Lithuanian parliamentary election of 2016 (results)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoodAWE8EQcThis video shows how this election went.Lithuanian parliament consists of 141 MPs70 MPs are elected by national proportional vote (5% threshold)71 MPs are elected by two round system in 71 constituencies (if first round doesn t result in over 50% ...

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Muslim mother takes legal action against school over face veil ban

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A Muslim mother has launched legal action against her daughter’s school, after being told she could not wear a face veil on its premises.Rachida Serroukh.jpgRachida Serroukh, 37, a single mother of three daughters, has begun a discrimination test case against the p ...

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Poland Crisis, Gov. takes Over Courts, EU threatens with suspension.

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The Polish parliament passed a bill that would give parliament the power to appoint Supreme Court judges. Guy Verhofstadt, the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, has called on President Andrzej Duda to take action and said the European Commission should trigger the EU’s Article 7 if the ...

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India-China Standoff in Doklam, Bhutan and neither side is backing down

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Doklam Stand-Off: India-China Soldiers Stand Face-To-Face, Chinese Media Declares Doesn’t Fear Going To WarChina has also conveyed to foreign diplomats in Beijing that it will not wait for an indefinite period.[img]https://www.outlookindia.com/public/uploads/articles/2017/7/18/sikkim_630_630.jpg[/img:g5c1 ...

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Trump to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

PBS[/url]"]WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will offer an extra 15,000 temporary, seasonal work visas this budget year.The extra H-2B visas are for seasonal, non-agriculture workers for jobs at a variety of businesses, including resorts. The extra visas will be available to companies that can show that their businesses ...

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Russia bans Jehova's witnesses, to confiscate all properties

Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the disbanding of the Jehovah's Witnesses on Russian territory.The ban came into effect after the court rejected an appeal by the religious group against a ruling in April which declared it to be extremist.The justice ministry had argued that the group distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against oth ...

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Milan bans selfie sticks, glass bottles and food trucks

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Selfie sticks, glass bottles and food trucks have all been outlawed by authorities in Milan.selfie.jpgThe Town Hall’s ban came into effect on Friday 14 July, and is aimed at curbing littering and anti-social behaviour, reports The Local.Tourists and locals alike ...

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Can Islam be Reformed ?

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Trump Takes on NFL

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