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Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Venezuela to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions

Venezuela has announced plans to establish its own cryptocurrency system to carry out financial transactions and search for new financing options. The country’s Finance Ministry announced in a recent statement that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had issued an order to the same effect as a way to evade the impacts ...

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Trump’s potential al-Quds move sparks global opposition

US President Donald Trump’s expected declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” has drawn opposition from various countries and international bodies, including Turkey and the European Union (EU). Trump reportedly plans to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel in a speech on Wednesday in an apparent bid to ...

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Former Georgian president Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been detained by police at his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Saakashvili was forcefully taken into custody from his apartment in central Kiev by masked security forces on Tuesday. The forces then searched his house. Video footage appeared showing Saakashvili appearing ...

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Russia lists 2 US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’

Russia has formally designated US government-sponsored Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “foreign agents” in response to a similar move by Washington to restrict the work of Russian media. The Russian Justice Ministry formally listed the VOA and RFE/RL as well as seven separate Russian- ...

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Trump endorses accused child molester Moore for US Senate

US President Donald Trump has officially endorsed the candidacy of Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting and pursuing several teenage girls. Moore is facing off against Democratic hopeful Doug Jones in a high-stakes special election in Alabama next week. Trump, who had previously called the ...

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Southern California fire forces thousands to evacuate

Ferocious winds in Southern California whipped up an explosive wildfire that forced thousands of homes to evacuate and could soon threaten a city of more than 100,000, authorities said. The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation ...

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Trump’s sexual victim thinks she is ‘forgotten’

One of US President Donald Trump of sexual assault accusers says she feels “forgotten” as more allegations of sexual harassment engulf Hollywood and Washington. Rachel Crooks, one of the 15 women who have accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances, told CNN on Monday that while she was happy big names ...

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