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Saudi Arabia Is Evaluating A Break Up Of OPEC

In potentially groundbreaking news - which failed to generate a market response as it hit at the same time as the FOMC statement - Saudi Arabia’s top government-funded think tank is said to be studying the possible effects on oil markets of a breakup of OP

Ocasio-Cortez Gives «Zero F*cks»; Claims World Will End In 12 Years, US Should Pay Reparations To «Heal»

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had had quite a lot to say of late - making the rounds at a Martin Luther King Day event before appearing on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
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Ocasio-Cortez Gives «Zero F*cks»; Claims World Will End In 12 Years, US Should Pay Reparations To «Heal»

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had had quite a lot to say of late - making the rounds at a Martin Luther King Day event before appearing on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

Integrity Initiative wipes website pending probe into ‘theft’ of disturbing leaked data

The British state-funded Integrity Initiative, exposed last year for conducting Europe-wide political influence campaigns in leaked files, has removed all of its website content “pending an investigation” into the data “theft.”... In a surprise move o
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Integrity Initiative wipes website pending probe into ‘theft’ of disturbing leaked data

The British state-funded Integrity Initiative, exposed last year for conducting Europe-wide political influence campaigns in leaked files, has removed all of its website content “pending an investigation” into the data “theft.”... In a surprise move on Monday, the Integrity Initiative abruptly announced on Twitter that it had “temporarily removed” all content from its site “pending an investigation into the theft of data” from the Institute of Statecraft, the II’s London-based parent operation.

Murders in Mexico New Record High

Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country.
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Murders in Mexico New Record High

Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country.

Venezuela arrests rogue officers after military revolt in Caracas

Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. Some two dozen o
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Venezuela arrests rogue officers after military revolt in Caracas

Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. Some two dozen officers attacked a National Guard outpost in the Caracas neighborhood of Cotiza, a kilometer (0.6 mile) from the presidential Miraflores palace, where they met “firm resistance,” the government said. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at about 3 a.m. (0700 GMT).

Israel Destroyed Eight Syrian Military Targets, Killed at Least 11 Troops

Despite claiming that their Sunday night airstrikes against Syria were exclusively targeting Iran’s Quds Force, Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to have almost exclusively hit Syrian military targets, particularly the nation’s air defenses around D
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Israel Destroyed Eight Syrian Military Targets, Killed at Least 11 Troops

Despite claiming that their Sunday night airstrikes against Syria were exclusively targeting Iran’s Quds Force, Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to have almost exclusively hit Syrian military targets, particularly the nation’s air defenses around Damascus airport. Israeli strikes destroyed eight Syrian air defense batteries, and killed at least 11 troops in the strikes. The batteries were mostly aging Soviet designs, the sort Syria has traditionally favored for targeting incoming Israeli missiles.

Pope Francis Unveils New ‘Click to Pray’ App

The Holy Father launched an app called “Click to Pray” on Sunday that’ll allow the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics to join him in prayer.
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Pope Francis Unveils New ‘Click to Pray’ App

The Holy Father launched an app called “Click to Pray” on Sunday that’ll allow the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics to join him in prayer.

Ron Paul: «How Stable Can The System Be, If It's Threatened By Fed Transparency»

President Trump’s frustration with the Federal Reserve’s (minuscule) interest rate increases that he blames for the downturn in the stock market has reportedly led him to inquire if he has the authority to remove Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Chairman Powe
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Ron Paul: «How Stable Can The System Be, If It's Threatened By Fed Transparency»

President Trump’s frustration with the Federal Reserve’s (minuscule) interest rate increases that he blames for the downturn in the stock market has reportedly led him to inquire if he has the authority to remove Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Chairman Powell has stated that he would not comply with a presidential request for his resignation, meaning President Trump would have to fire Powell if Trump was serious about removing him.

Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes in Ohio

A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge exploded in Noble County, Ohio at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday. At least two people were reportedly injured and two homes are believed to have been damaged in the incident... The Canadian energy transportation co
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Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes in Ohio

A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge exploded in Noble County, Ohio at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday. At least two people were reportedly injured and two homes are believed to have been damaged in the incident... The Canadian energy transportation company confirmed that the incident occurred on its 30-inch Texas Eastern pipeline. The pipeline was built in 1952-53 and an in-line inspection was performed in 2012, «and no remediation was needed,» Enbridge said.

The TSA Could Decide The Fate Of The Government

The government shutdown, now in its 32nd day and being the longest ever in U.S. history, has caused massive media coverage on Transportation Security Agency (TSA) employees and their fate due to the shutdown. This is precisely because the TSA could bring t
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The TSA Could Decide The Fate Of The Government

The government shutdown, now in its 32nd day and being the longest ever in U.S. history, has caused massive media coverage on Transportation Security Agency (TSA) employees and their fate due to the shutdown. This is precisely because the TSA could bring the country to a virtual standstill, and thus has more power than most to end the shutdown by pressure.

Pence Urges Venezuelans To Rise Up Against «Dictator» Maduro After Failed Military Revolt

It appears the White House is ready to stoke the flames of anti-Maduro unrest following Monday's dramatic failed military revolt launched by 27 low-ranking officers and their subsequent arrests in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, which sparked overnigh
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Pence Urges Venezuelans To Rise Up Against «Dictator» Maduro After Failed Military Revolt

It appears the White House is ready to stoke the flames of anti-Maduro unrest following Monday's dramatic failed military revolt launched by 27 low-ranking officers and their subsequent arrests in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, which sparked overnight protests and sporadic clashes with police after opposition leader Juan Guaido made a broad appeal to the military in a speech, urging them to demand Maduro step down. Guaido and other opposition leaders in the National Assembly have declared Wednesday a nation-wide protest day seeking to topple the regime — itself a historic date commemorating the end of Venezuela's military dictatorship in 1958.

Russia cuts foreign debt to decade low while boosting national reserves

Russia’s external debt has fallen by $64.4 billion or 12.4 percent from the beginning of last year, amounting to $453.7 billion as of January 1, 2019 – the lowest level since April 2009, according to Central Bank of Russia data. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Russia cuts foreign debt to decade low while boosting national reserves

Russia’s external debt has fallen by $64.4 billion or 12.4 percent from the beginning of last year, amounting to $453.7 billion as of January 1, 2019 – the lowest level since April 2009, according to Central Bank of Russia data. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia House in Davos opens doors to guests & international business

The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 kicked off in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday welcoming participants from 50 countries. The official Russian residence, Russia House, will also host business events till January 25. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia House in Davos opens doors to guests & international business

The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 kicked off in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday welcoming participants from 50 countries. The official Russian residence, Russia House, will also host business events till January 25. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU fines Mastercard $650 million for breaking antitrust laws

The European Commission has fined US payment system Mastercard €570 million ($648mn) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks established elsewhere across the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU fines Mastercard $650 million for breaking antitrust laws

The European Commission has fined US payment system Mastercard €570 million ($648mn) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks established elsewhere across the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com

Study Reveals Three Quarters Of People Are Dissatisfied With “Undemocratic”, “Self-Interested” And “Divided” Political Parties

Research by the University of Sheffield has revealed more than three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties and has identified the seven main qualities people want to see in parties today.
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Study Reveals Three Quarters Of People Are Dissatisfied With “Undemocratic”, “Self-Interested” And “Divided” Political Parties

Research by the University of Sheffield has revealed more than three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties and has identified the seven main qualities people want to see in parties today.

Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body

The miniature robot - the bacteria-inspired brainchild of a team of scientists in Switzerland seeking new methods to deliver drugs to diseased tissue - is designed to wend its way through blood vessels and other systems in the body.
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Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body

The miniature robot - the bacteria-inspired brainchild of a team of scientists in Switzerland seeking new methods to deliver drugs to diseased tissue - is designed to wend its way through blood vessels and other systems in the body.

University Defends Radical Professor Who Made Anti-White Remarks

Last week video surfaced of a University of Georgia instructor, identified on video as Professor Irami Osei-Frimpong, defending anti-white remarks he made on social media. Among these, he instructed his Twitter followers to “take war to the White Christian
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University Defends Radical Professor Who Made Anti-White Remarks

Last week video surfaced of a University of Georgia instructor, identified on video as Professor Irami Osei-Frimpong, defending anti-white remarks he made on social media. Among these, he instructed his Twitter followers to “take war to the White Christian family,” characterized whites as lazy, autistic, psychopathic, and sociopathic, and declared that “fighting white people is a skill.”

The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ Are Unstoppable: “Now, The Elites Are Afraid”

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enorm
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The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ Are Unstoppable: “Now, The Elites Are Afraid”

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march.

Shocking Admission By FBI Veteran Shows Why The FBI Shouldn’t Exist

On the 18th of November, 1964, the FBI’s appallingly corrupt boss J. Edgar Hoover denounced Martin Luther King Jr. as “the most notorious liar in the country.” A few days later, a Hoover deputy named William Sullivan wrote King a letter posing as a disi
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Shocking Admission By FBI Veteran Shows Why The FBI Shouldn’t Exist

On the 18th of November, 1964, the FBI’s appallingly corrupt boss J. Edgar Hoover denounced Martin Luther King Jr. as “the most notorious liar in the country.” A few days later, a Hoover deputy named William Sullivan wrote King a letter posing as a disillusioned follower and using powerful, manipulative language to urge the civil rights leader to commit suicide before evidence of his extramarital affair became public. Enclosed was an FBI recording containing evidence of the affair.

Michelle Alexander explodes an open secret in the ‘NYT’: progressives keep quiet about Palestine out of fear for their careers

Everyone is talking about one thing this morning, the outstanding piece by Michelle Alexander in the New York Times, yes, the New York Times, titled, “Time to Break the Silence about Palestine,” in which she says she can’t be quiet about Palestine an
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Michelle Alexander explodes an open secret in the ‘NYT’: progressives keep quiet about Palestine out of fear for their careers

Everyone is talking about one thing this morning, the outstanding piece by Michelle Alexander in the New York Times, yes, the New York Times, titled, “Time to Break the Silence about Palestine,” in which she says she can’t be quiet about Palestine any longer.  The author of “The New Jim Crow” is a regular columnist now, and she has changed the discourse about Palestine in one explosive swoop, stating that progressives have been silent about Palestine partly because of fear for their careers, but the time has come to end that silence.

Facebook ‘deliberately duped’ children into racking up bills into the thousands playing online games – even referring to them as ‘whales’

Facebook has been ordered to unseal a trove of documents related to a 2012 lawsuit against the social media giant in which children, often unwittingly, racked up massive bills on their parents accounts playing games on the site.  
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Facebook ‘deliberately duped’ children into racking up bills into the thousands playing online games – even referring to them as ‘whales’

Facebook has been ordered to unseal a trove of documents related to a 2012 lawsuit against the social media giant in which children, often unwittingly, racked up massive bills on their parents accounts playing games on the site.  

Disunity Of U.S. Commmand Lets Afghan Rebels Win The War

The U.S. war on Afghanistan continues to fail. Disunity of command and lack of political foresight guarantee that the U.S. will be losing it.Throughout the last months the 'moderate rebels' in Afghanistan made great strides against the U.S. sponsored governme
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Disunity Of U.S. Commmand Lets Afghan Rebels Win The War

The U.S. war on Afghanistan continues to fail. Disunity of command and lack of political foresight guarantee that the U.S. will be losing it.Throughout the last months the 'moderate rebels' in Afghanistan made great strides against the U.S. sponsored government forces.

Japan resumes oil imports from Iran after latest US sanctions

Tokyo has resumed purchases of Iranian oil for the first time since suspending imports in line with US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to reports citing a Japanese refinery and the head of Iranian Central Bank. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan resumes oil imports from Iran after latest US sanctions

Tokyo has resumed purchases of Iranian oil for the first time since suspending imports in line with US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to reports citing a Japanese refinery and the head of Iranian Central Bank. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘World economic expansion losing momentum’: IMF cuts global growth forecasts

Risk of a sharper decline in global growth has increased, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which urged the United States and China to resolve their trade war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘World economic expansion losing momentum’: IMF cuts global growth forecasts

Risk of a sharper decline in global growth has increased, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which urged the United States and China to resolve their trade war. Read Full Article at RT.com

Coalition Demands Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Stop Giving Facial Recognition Tech to Government Agencies

The Tenth Amendment Center has joined more than 85 other organizations demanding Microsoft, Google and Amazon stop providing facial recognition surveillance technology to government agencies.The TAC signed on to separate letters to all three companies: Micros
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Coalition Demands Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Stop Giving Facial Recognition Tech to Government Agencies

The Tenth Amendment Center has joined more than 85 other organizations demanding Microsoft, Google and Amazon stop providing facial recognition surveillance technology to government agencies.The TAC signed on to separate letters to all three companies: Microsoft, Amazon, Google. The coalition makes it clear to each company a decision to provide face surveillance technology to the government threatens basic liberties and will also undermine public trust in its business.

A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People

With Wall Street titans, tech moguls, and other members of the global financial and political elite set to gather in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, a report published late Sunday found that the planet's richest people sa
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A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People

With Wall Street titans, tech moguls, and other members of the global financial and political elite set to gather in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, a report published late Sunday found that the planet's richest people saw their fortunes soar by $2.5 billion per day last year as the world's poorest lost wealth.

U.S. calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security. Robert Wo
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U.S. calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security. Robert Wood, U.S. disarmament ambassador, said the system was capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads and represented a “potent and direct threat to Europe and Asia” as it had a range of 500 to 1,500 kilometers (310-620 miles).

Report finds another undisclosed ballistic missile site in North Korea

With a second U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit looming in February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, according to the researchers’ new report. The
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Report finds another undisclosed ballistic missile site in North Korea

With a second U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit looming in February, researchers have discovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed missile sites in the country, according to the researchers’ new report. The Kim regime has never disclosed the existence of the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base to the outside world. Ballistic missiles are the primary delivery mechanism for North Korean nuclear warheads.

Over 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military. «We have information that 126 people have been kille
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Over 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military. «We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center,» an official told Reuters. The government said earlier that 12 people had been killed, but declined to comment further. A Taliban suicide bomber drove a car bomb into the base following a firefight between the militants and security forces, Afghanistan’s Pajhwok News reported. The attack took place shortly after 8am on Monday.

Is US Surveillance Technology Propping Up Authoritarian Regimes?

A senior policy analyst from a non-partisan national security think tank -- and one of their cybersecurity policy fellows -- sound a dire warning in an op-ed.
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Is US Surveillance Technology Propping Up Authoritarian Regimes?

A senior policy analyst from a non-partisan national security think tank -- and one of their cybersecurity policy fellows -- sound a dire warning in an op-ed.

Pro-Palestine group wins UK High Court battle over ‘terrorist’ label  

In a blow to Israel, a British high court has ordered World-Check, a subsidiary of Reuters, to pay compensation and offer an apology to a pro-Palestine organisation listed as a terrorist group on its global online database. A two-year legal battle concluded
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Pro-Palestine group wins UK High Court battle over ‘terrorist’ label  

In a blow to Israel, a British high court has ordered World-Check, a subsidiary of Reuters, to pay compensation and offer an apology to a pro-Palestine organisation listed as a terrorist group on its global online database. A two-year legal battle concluded with World-Check offering a public apology in open court and a legal settlement of $13,000 plus legal costs to Majed Al-Zeer, the chairman of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), for classifying them as “terrorists”.

This Is The Reason Smart TVs Are So Cheap

A significant reason why a smart TV, or perhaps a new 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR capability, can be purchased for about $500, is because some manufacturers are harvesting data from users.
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This Is The Reason Smart TVs Are So Cheap

A significant reason why a smart TV, or perhaps a new 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR capability, can be purchased for about $500, is because some manufacturers are harvesting data from users.

Credit Card Companies Have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

Do we want to live in an America where credit card companies watch our buying habits and then block purchases for ideological reasons?Not long ago, the left side of the American electorate would have shouted «hell no» the loudest.Not anymore.
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Credit Card Companies Have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

Do we want to live in an America where credit card companies watch our buying habits and then block purchases for ideological reasons?Not long ago, the left side of the American electorate would have shouted «hell no» the loudest.Not anymore.

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