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Journalist Husnu Mahalli Gets Jail Term for Calling Erdogan 'Dictator'

Syrian-Turkish journalist Husnu Mahalli has been handed down a 29-month prison sentence on charges of “insulting the president” and a suspended 20-month sentence for “insulting government officials,” after calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

Amazon Rolling Out 'Amazon Pay' Digital Wallet In Physical Stores

As it tries to build a foothold in payments outside of its Amazon Go stores, the company is reportedly focusing on building partnerships with restaurants and gas stations (businesses that have yet to be scalped by the Bezos revenue-absorption machine). To ent
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Amazon Rolling Out 'Amazon Pay' Digital Wallet In Physical Stores

As it tries to build a foothold in payments outside of its Amazon Go stores, the company is reportedly focusing on building partnerships with restaurants and gas stations (businesses that have yet to be scalped by the Bezos revenue-absorption machine). To entice owners to give Amazon Pay a try, the company is dangling what appears to be a pretty enticing carrot: Amazon is promising to lower processing costs at a time when so-called «interchange» fees charged by Visa and MasterCard have been rising.

«Hit By Arrows, Kept Walking»: American Killed By Protected Andaman Tribe

An American man was killed by a protected tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the police said today. Seven fishermen who took 27-year-old John Allen Chau to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous Sentinelese people live, have been arrested, the pol
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«Hit By Arrows, Kept Walking»: American Killed By Protected Andaman Tribe

An American man was killed by a protected tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the police said today. Seven fishermen who took 27-year-old John Allen Chau to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous Sentinelese people live, have been arrested, the police said. 

«The Outlook For The Global Economy Has Deteriorated»: Oil, Copper And Lumber Are All Telling Us The Next Economic Downturn Is Here

Oil, copper and lumber are all telling us the exact same thing, and it isn’t good news for the global economy.  When economic activity is booming, demand for commodities such as oil, copper and lumber goes up and that generally causes prices to rise.  Bu
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«The Outlook For The Global Economy Has Deteriorated»: Oil, Copper And Lumber Are All Telling Us The Next Economic Downturn Is Here

Oil, copper and lumber are all telling us the exact same thing, and it isn’t good news for the global economy.  When economic activity is booming, demand for commodities such as oil, copper and lumber goes up and that generally causes prices to rise.  But when economic activity is slowing down, demand for such commodities falls and that generally causes prices to decline.  In recent weeks, we have witnessed a decline in commodity prices unlike anything that we have witnessed in years, and many are concerned that this is a very clear indication that hard times are ahead for the global economy.

«Thank You Saudi Arabia» - Falling Oil Prices «A Big Tax Cut For Americans,» Trump Says

One day after President Trump once again laid bare his primary motive for giving Saudi Arabia a pass over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (Trump told a group of reporters that oil prices would go «through the roof» should there be a rupture betwee
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«Thank You Saudi Arabia» - Falling Oil Prices «A Big Tax Cut For Americans,» Trump Says

One day after President Trump once again laid bare his primary motive for giving Saudi Arabia a pass over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (Trump told a group of reporters that oil prices would go «through the roof» should there be a rupture between the US and the Kingdom), the president once again left little room for subtlety by thanking the kingdom for helping to facilitate this month's record-setting slide in oil prices.

Interpol Defies Russia, Elects South Korean As President

It appears that an aggressive lobbying campaign by the US and the UK has succeeded in stopping a qualified Russian candidate from winning the presidency of Interpol. One day after four US senators, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the home office of the U
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Interpol Defies Russia, Elects South Korean As President

It appears that an aggressive lobbying campaign by the US and the UK has succeeded in stopping a qualified Russian candidate from winning the presidency of Interpol. One day after four US senators, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the home office of the UK expressed outrage at the notion that Interpol Vice President Alexander Prokopchuk, a general in the Russian Interior Ministry, had emerged as the front-runner to become the international police agency's next president. Both the US and UK urged Interpol members to vote instead for Kim Jong Yang, who assumed the role of acting president after the last president, Meng Hongwei, disappeared in China following rumors of a corruption prosecution, according to the Financial Times.

6 Charts That Show The Collapse Of Traditional TV, With Streaming Close Behind

The Wall Street Journal reports that more than 1 million consumers canceled their cable TV or satellite subscriptions over the last quarter, marking one of the largest seasonal drops ever.This ratchets up the pressure on traditional pay-TV providers to fi
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6 Charts That Show The Collapse Of Traditional TV, With Streaming Close Behind

The Wall Street Journal reports that more than 1 million consumers canceled their cable TV or satellite subscriptions over the last quarter, marking one of the largest seasonal drops ever.This ratchets up the pressure on traditional pay-TV providers to find new ways to generate revenue and it continues to shine a focus on streaming services and «skinny» content bundles being offered by traditional cable companies.

Obama Blames Slow Climate Change Progress On «Confused, Blind, Racist, Shrouded With Hate» Americans

During an hour-long discussion with author Dave Eggers at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, former President Obama opined on ways to mobilize Americans toward creating social change.
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Obama Blames Slow Climate Change Progress On «Confused, Blind, Racist, Shrouded With Hate» Americans

During an hour-long discussion with author Dave Eggers at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, former President Obama opined on ways to mobilize Americans toward creating social change.

In A Speech Any Autocrat Would Love, French President Macron Insists The Internet Must Be Regulated

Regulation that gives someone the power to decide which values are the good ones and which are the bad is regulation that gives someone the power to suppress any values, including the ones you prefer. Indeed, that's the very point of the very values he champi
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In A Speech Any Autocrat Would Love, French President Macron Insists The Internet Must Be Regulated

Regulation that gives someone the power to decide which values are the good ones and which are the bad is regulation that gives someone the power to suppress any values, including the ones you prefer. Indeed, that's the very point of the very values he champions, to ensure that no one gets that power. You simply can't create that power and expect it not to be used badly.

Russian military introduces obligatory courses to protect state secrets

The Russian Defense Ministry is set to educate officers and soldiers on how to behave online in order to protect state-level secrets. The military also intends to tighten legislation punishing leakers of sensitive data. The military will launch obligatory cou
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Russian military introduces obligatory courses to protect state secrets

The Russian Defense Ministry is set to educate officers and soldiers on how to behave online in order to protect state-level secrets. The military also intends to tighten legislation punishing leakers of sensitive data. The military will launch obligatory courses on the protection of state secrets starting next year, Izvestia newspaper reported, citing the ministry’s press service. The servicemen are set to get insights into what they are allowed to post on the internet, how to use social media safely, what should – and should not – be told to strangers, and other guidance.

Cop Tasked With Helping Child Sex Crime Victims Arrested for Raping a Child Victim he was 'Helping'

A disturbing case of police rape has surfaced out of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week as a detective assigned to handle victims of child molestation cases was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl was a victim in a case th
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Cop Tasked With Helping Child Sex Crime Victims Arrested for Raping a Child Victim he was 'Helping'

A disturbing case of police rape has surfaced out of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week as a detective assigned to handle victims of child molestation cases was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl was a victim in a case the officer was investigating and had already been raped by someone else.

Apple and Samsung Fined for Deliberately Slowing Down Phones

Apple and Samsung are being fined €10m and €5m respectively in Italy for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones.
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Apple and Samsung Fined for Deliberately Slowing Down Phones

Apple and Samsung are being fined €10m and €5m respectively in Italy for the “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones.

DE-PLATFORMING: UKIP Supporters BANNED From Paypal

Following on from Tommy Robinson being banned from Paypal, UKIP have issued a statement saying that the Party has received reports from its members and donors that they have been banned from Paypal for no good reason.
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DE-PLATFORMING: UKIP Supporters BANNED From Paypal

Following on from Tommy Robinson being banned from Paypal, UKIP have issued a statement saying that the Party has received reports from its members and donors that they have been banned from Paypal for no good reason.

Bloomberg's role-playing workshops convince the public to accept self-guided police drones equipped with microphones

Bloomberg is spending six million dollars on a «Mayors Challenge» that will put microphones in police drones. According to an article in WPFL 89.3, Bloomberg Philanthropies wants the Louisville Kentucky Police Department to send out self-guide
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Bloomberg's role-playing workshops convince the public to accept self-guided police drones equipped with microphones

Bloomberg is spending six million dollars on a «Mayors Challenge» that will put microphones in police drones. According to an article in WPFL 89.3, Bloomberg Philanthropies wants the Louisville Kentucky Police Department to send out self-guided aerial drones equipped with ShotSpotter microphones across the city.

Time for equity investors to cash in their chips – Goldman Sachs

Stock markets have had a great run in recent years, but with cash now offering positive inflation-adjusted returns, it may be wise for investors to dial back on risk, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Time for equity investors to cash in their chips – Goldman Sachs

Stock markets have had a great run in recent years, but with cash now offering positive inflation-adjusted returns, it may be wise for investors to dial back on risk, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran & Iraq consider replacing US dollar with local currency in trade

Apart from barter trade, Tehran and Baghdad are mulling the idea of using the Iraqi dinar for mutual transactions to reduce reliance on the US dollar amid banking problems Iran is facing due to US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran & Iraq consider replacing US dollar with local currency in trade

Apart from barter trade, Tehran and Baghdad are mulling the idea of using the Iraqi dinar for mutual transactions to reduce reliance on the US dollar amid banking problems Iran is facing due to US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Fishy fuel: Norwegian cruise ships to be powered by dead fish

Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten said it will power its ships using liquefied biogas (LBG) produced from dead fish and other kinds of organic waste, in a bid to make its ships less polluting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fishy fuel: Norwegian cruise ships to be powered by dead fish

Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten said it will power its ships using liquefied biogas (LBG) produced from dead fish and other kinds of organic waste, in a bid to make its ships less polluting. Read Full Article at RT.com

French bank pays huge US fine for doing business in Cuba, Iran

Societe Generale has agreed to pay $1.34 billion to US federal and state authorities to settle a pending legal dispute over violations of US trade sanctions against Iran and other countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French bank pays huge US fine for doing business in Cuba, Iran

Societe Generale has agreed to pay $1.34 billion to US federal and state authorities to settle a pending legal dispute over violations of US trade sanctions against Iran and other countries. Read Full Article at RT.com

Land confiscation plans will hurt South Africa's economic growth, IMF warns

South Africa’s economic recovery faces serious constraints, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which pointed to land reform, growing debt of state firms, and capital outflows as obstacles for growth. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Land confiscation plans will hurt South Africa's economic growth, IMF warns

South Africa’s economic recovery faces serious constraints, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which pointed to land reform, growing debt of state firms, and capital outflows as obstacles for growth. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran: US has failed to stop oil exports

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh US sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran: US has failed to stop oil exports

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh US sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for 1st time since 2017

Bitcoin has dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over a year as cryptocurrencies’ wholesale freefall continued, as investors fearing new regulations sell up their virtual holdings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for 1st time since 2017

Bitcoin has dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over a year as cryptocurrencies’ wholesale freefall continued, as investors fearing new regulations sell up their virtual holdings. Read Full Article at RT.com

Google and Facebook are gobbling up the internet's subsea cables

Google, Facebook and Microsoft don't just control all our data, now they're taking control of the underwater cables that whizz it around the world
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Google and Facebook are gobbling up the internet's subsea cables

Google, Facebook and Microsoft don't just control all our data, now they're taking control of the underwater cables that whizz it around the world

Ford CEO frankly admits that the car of the future is a surveillance device that you pay to spy on you

The era of finance capitalism is marked by a curious shift in the desire of the business world: to get out of the business of making things people use, and into the business of getting money for owning, extracting and/or liquidating things.
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Ford CEO frankly admits that the car of the future is a surveillance device that you pay to spy on you

The era of finance capitalism is marked by a curious shift in the desire of the business world: to get out of the business of making things people use, and into the business of getting money for owning, extracting and/or liquidating things.

Americans turning on social media, most think it hurts democracy: Poll

U.S. adults have begun to turn on social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and a majority believes that these social media platforms have done more to hurt democracy and free speech than help.
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Americans turning on social media, most think it hurts democracy: Poll

U.S. adults have begun to turn on social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and a majority believes that these social media platforms have done more to hurt democracy and free speech than help.

Deception In North Korea? Nope, But A New Flavor Of Neocon

What is the state of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula? Are we again heading toward the lip of war, or is progress being made at an expected pace? Are there Asian Neocons fanning the flames for conflict in Pyongyang much as others did with Baghdad?
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Deception In North Korea? Nope, But A New Flavor Of Neocon

What is the state of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula? Are we again heading toward the lip of war, or is progress being made at an expected pace? Are there Asian Neocons fanning the flames for conflict in Pyongyang much as others did with Baghdad?

Gold rush: Iran turns to precious metals as US sanctions bite

Tehran wants to revitalize gold and copper mines, media reported citing Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company. The country is experiencing a surge in gold mining activity in the wake of the second rollout of US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gold rush: Iran turns to precious metals as US sanctions bite

Tehran wants to revitalize gold and copper mines, media reported citing Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company. The country is experiencing a surge in gold mining activity in the wake of the second rollout of US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Full stream ahead! Russia & Turkey officially complete construction of joint gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in an official ceremony on Monday marking the completion of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Full stream ahead! Russia & Turkey officially complete construction of joint gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in an official ceremony on Monday marking the completion of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline. Read Full Article at RT.com

China just dumped the biggest load of US Treasuries in 8 months

In September, China’s share of US Treasuries holdings had the highest decline since January as ongoing trade tensions with Washington forced the world’s biggest economy to take measures to stabilize its national currency. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China just dumped the biggest load of US Treasuries in 8 months

In September, China’s share of US Treasuries holdings had the highest decline since January as ongoing trade tensions with Washington forced the world’s biggest economy to take measures to stabilize its national currency. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia and Vietnam aim to triple trade turnover by 2020

Moscow wants to boost economic ties with Hanoi, according to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He said the two countries have agreed to nearly triple trade turnover by the end of next year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia and Vietnam aim to triple trade turnover by 2020

Moscow wants to boost economic ties with Hanoi, according to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He said the two countries have agreed to nearly triple trade turnover by the end of next year. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. Trump, on a t
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Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. Trump, on a trip to California, said the killing “should never have happened.” The report on Tuesday will explain who the US government believes killed Khashoggi and what the overall impact of his murder is, Trump said. It was unclear who is producing the report.

Canada’s crude crisis is accelerating

Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over the last year, Canadian oil production has increased accordingly. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Canada’s crude crisis is accelerating

Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over the last year, Canadian oil production has increased accordingly. Read Full Article at RT.com

Middle Class Destruction: Suicide Rates Soar Among American Workers 

During 2000–2016, suicide rates among American workers (aged 16–64 years) jumped 34%, from 12.9 per 100,000 population to 17.3, according to a newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Increasing suicide rates in t
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Middle Class Destruction: Suicide Rates Soar Among American Workers 

During 2000–2016, suicide rates among American workers (aged 16–64 years) jumped 34%, from 12.9 per 100,000 population to 17.3, according to a newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Increasing suicide rates in the US are a concerning trend that represents a tragedy for families and communities and impact the American workforce,” said Dr. Debra Houry, director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

US President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
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Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

US President Donald Trump signed today a bill into law, approving the creation of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

DARPA, Army Select These Three Companies For Hypersonic Missile Propulsion 

A joint program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)/ US Army Operational Fires (OpFires) has picked a total of three defense companies to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling hypersonic boost-glide weapons to pen
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DARPA, Army Select These Three Companies For Hypersonic Missile Propulsion 

A joint program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)/ US Army Operational Fires (OpFires) has picked a total of three defense companies to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling hypersonic boost-glide weapons to penetrate the world's most advanced air defenses and quickly and accurately engage critical time-sensitive enemy targets.

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