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Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged amid low inflation

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The U.S. Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a time of low inflation, which remains persistently below the Fed's target level.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:06 pm

Child killer put to death in 1st Ohio execution in 3 years

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Ohio carried out its first execution in over three years, putting a child killer to death Wednesday after delays over a controversial lethal drug combination.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:05 pm

Congressman Steve Scalise released from hospital 6 weeks after shooting

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Congressman Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:47 pm

Residential building collapses in Nigeria, killing at least 8

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A four-storey residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city killing at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:53 pm

UK court obliges Ukraine to pay par value on its Eurobond debt to Russia

Preview The High Court of London has bound Ukraine to pay £2.8 million ($3.6 million) to Russia as compensation for legal costs related to Kiev’s Eurobond debt, the Russian Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:49 pm

Russia's Kaspersky Lab gives away free antivirus software worldwide

Preview Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has unveiled the global launch of a free version of its antivirus software.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:37 pm

50 employees at Wisconsin company agree to get optional microchip implants

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A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:35 pm

Russia’s most powerful warships gear up for Navy Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Preview The four fleets of the Russian Navy are preparing to celebrate Navy Day on Sunday. Powerful surface ships and stealthy submarines will take part in flotillas involving 100 ships. St. Petersburg will be hosting the biggest event.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:58 pm

Opponents home and abroad trying to stop Venezuelan president from rewriting constitution

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The U.S. has announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration in a bid to pressure the socialist leader to suspend Sunday's election of a special assembly that would rewrite the country's constitution.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:46 pm

CIA chief: China tops Russia & Iran as biggest long-term threat to US

Preview CIA Director Mike Pompeo sees China rather than Russia or Iran as the biggest threat to America’s dominant position in the world. Beijing merited its position on the US spymaster’s threat list due to its stronger economy and population, he said.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:42 pm

‘Not a holy cow’: Russian MP seeks sanitary sanctions on McDonald’s

Preview One Russian senator was so disturbed by viral reports featuring dirty kitchen conditions at a McDonald’s restaurants in the US that he proposed imposing “sanitary sanctions” on the fast food chain.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:38 pm

Britain to ban diesel and petrol car sales by 2040

Preview All new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from British roads by 2040, as the government looks to tackle UK’s high level of air pollution which reportedly could be responsible for 40,000 premature deaths a year.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:27 pm

Trump bans transgender people from military service 'in any capacity'

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U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter that under his administration, transgender individuals wouldn't be allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity, statements that appeared to take politicians in Congress as well as the Pentagon by surprise.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:25 pm

Tory govt must refund millions to workers as employment tribunal fees ruled ‘unlawful’

Preview The government must pay back millions of pounds in employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled the charges introduced by former Prime Minister David Cameron are “unlawful and unconstitutional.”
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:18 pm

No transgender people to serve in US military 'in any capacity' – Trump

Preview Transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the American military in any capacity, President Donald Trump said, adding that US forces shouldn’t be “burdened by” medical costs and “disruption” they would bring.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:12 pm

Tank crushes car full of bombers before massive explosion at Egypt checkpoint (VIDEO)

Preview Egypt’s armed forces are hailing an armored tank driver for intercepting and crushing an explosive-laden car that was targeting a checkpoint in North Sinai.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:58 pm

Hungary, Slovakia challenge of migrant plan should be dismissed: EU adviser

EU Libya Migrants

The European Court of Justice should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that the countries have to mandatorily take in hundreds of asylum seekers, a court adviser said Wednesday.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:56 pm

China selects site for simulated Mars colony, doubling as tourist attraction

Preview China’s sparsely-populated Qinghai province will host the country’s first Mars simulation site, which will serve as both a tourist attraction and a facility for experiments needed for exploration of the Red Planet, Chinese media reported.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:53 pm

Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017 with elbow injury

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because of injured right elbow.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:50 pm

Tributes pour in for Muslim teen ‘raped, murdered & stuffed in freezer’ in ‘honor killing’

Preview Online tributes are pouring in for Celine Dookhran, the 19-year-old whose body was found mutilated and stuffed inside a freezer at a £1.5 million London property.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:45 pm

NASA’s mega-powerful rocket a step closer with Mars missions on horizon (PHOTOS)

Preview NASA made another successful test of an RS-25 engine controller unit – one of four engines that will eventually propel the world’s most powerful rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS).
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:36 pm

Refusing husband sex is emotional abuse, says Malaysian lawmaker

Preview A Malaysian lawmaker is in hot water after saying that if a woman refuses sex to her husband, she is “emotionally and physiologically” abusing him, AFP reports. Activists and people on social media have called the comments “ridiculous” and “saddening.”
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

‘Apocalyptic’ scenes in southern France as wildfires force 10,000 to be evacuated (PHOTOS)

Preview Thousands of people including holidaymakers have been evacuated in southern France as massive wildfires rage across the French Riviera and Corsica. Locals and authorities say the areas affected by the fires resemble “apocalyptic scenes.”
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:04 pm

Moscow warns new U.S. sanctions take ties into uncharted waters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday that new U.S. sanctions against Moscow approved by the House of Representatives take already battered ties into uncharted waters and said it was close to taking retaliatory measures of its own.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:50 am

Spain's Rajoy denies slush fund in unprecedented court testimony

SAN FERNANDO DE HENARES, Spain (Reuters) - Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday denied any knowledge of an illegal financing scheme within his conservative People's Party (PP) as he became the first sitting prime minister in Spain to give evidence in a trial, prompting calls for his resignation.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:47 am

Grave robbers targeted Princess Diana’s burial site 4 times, brother reveals

Preview People have been trying to steal from or dig up Princess Diana’s grave, with four attempts being made over the last 20 years, her brother has revealed.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:45 am

‘America 1st doesn't mean Europe last’ – EU lashes out at US sanctions against Russia

Preview Brussels has fired back at the new US sanctions against Russia, saying an “America first” approach does not mean EU interests can come last. Germany and France have also voiced their opposition to the new set of sanctions.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:41 am

Booby-traps plague north Iraq as Islamic State targets returning civilians

SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq (Reuters) - As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from Islamic State, homemade bombs and explosives laid on an industrial scale by the insurgents are claiming hundreds of victims and hampering efforts to bring life back to normal.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:07 am

Acid attack victims 'screamed in agony' while skin 'peeled off' - witnesses

Preview Two men were left “screaming in agony” after acid was thrown in their faces in East London on Tuesday night, according to witnesses who said the corrosive substance "peeled off" their facial skin and melted their clothes.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:04 am

Suspect in Swiss chainsaw attack was carrying crossbows when arrested

Switzerland Attack

The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland was carrying a bag with two crossbows when he was detained, but didn't resist arrest, police and prosecutors say.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:57 am

California independence 1 step closer as AG paves way for potential 2018 ‘referendum’

Preview A new California independence campaign has got the go ahead to collect signatures for its 2018 ‘Calexit’ ballot initiative.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:47 am

Russia says its Baltic Sea war games with Chinese Navy not a threat

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said late on Tuesday that war games it is conducting with the Chinese Navy in the Baltic Sea, which has become a zone of heightened tensions between Moscow and the West, do not pose a threat to anyone.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:47 am

German business lobby urges EU action against new US sanctions on Russia

Preview A US move to expand sanctions against Russia may have an adverse impact on Europe’s energy security, hurt the German economy, and appears to favor American firms, says Volker Treier, chief economist at the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:46 am

EU executive to start legal action against Poland over judiciary reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Poland over a law reforming the judiciary that undermines the independence of judges and therefore breaks EU treaty rules.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:39 am

Iran will ‘strengthen defensive weapons’ in response to US sanctions – Rouhani

Preview Iran is used to living under US sanctions and will continue to develop its defense capabilities in response to the latest round of restrictions approved by Washington legislators, President Hassan Rouhani told his cabinet.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:38 am

Israel pushing Palestinians to violence with Temple Mount blockade & settler crimes – US State Dept.

Preview Israel’s conduct, including the tightening of security measures around holy sites in Jerusalem and reluctance to restrain West Bank settler activity, is pushing Palestinians to resort to violence, the US State Department said in a new report.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:28 am

Teenage girl charged with plotting terrorist attack with ISIS fighter

Preview A 17-year-old girl has been charged with terrorism offenses after allegedly taking instructions from a Syrian Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighter on receiving weapons for use in a terrorist attack.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:23 am

‘Painful reply’: Russian senator urges asymmetrical response to fresh US sanctions

Preview The head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Affairs has urged authorities to react to the US sanctions bill with asymmetrical hurtful measures, but says the reaction must not be implemented before the US motion comes into force.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:16 am

‘Sophisticated’ Ethereum hack steals $8mn worth of cryptocurrency

Preview Hackers struck the Ethereum platform twice in consecutive weeks – this time stealing more than $8 million worth of cryptocurrency in the second Initial Coin Offering (ICO) heist.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:16 am

Boris Johnson plays down Tory leadership bid rumors... again

Preview Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has once again played down rumors that he will launch another Conservative Party leadership bid, telling reporters in New Zealand that he is keen to avoid another “political kerfuffle.”
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:14 am

U.K. to ban sale of new gas and diesel cars starting in 2040

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Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars starting in 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, Environment Minister Michael Gove says.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:12 am

Ukraine starts liquidation of legendary aircraft manufacturer Antonov

Preview The government of Ukraine has set up a special commission to manage the process of liquidating aircraft maker Antonov. The manufacturer is famous for producing Soviet-designed transport planes like the An-124 Ruslan and An-225 Mriya.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:49 am

Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because their schools have been ruined by war.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:21 am

'Minority Report’ AI to collar suspects before they do the crime

Preview In a storyline lifted straight from the Tom Cruise film ‘Minority Report,’ China is planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) to predict future crimes and prevent them from happening.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:18 am

Man arrested after 25-hr hostage stand-off in Manchester

Preview A tense stand-off between police and an alleged gunman who was holding a mother of two hostage inside her Manchester home has ended after 25 hours.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:18 am

Will Trump fire Sessions? Maybe — but it could cause a political 'cataclysm'

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The president of the United States is given broad powers — but they could backfire on him. Bigly.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

French police ‘routinely’ pepper spray innocent migrants, incl. children, in Calais - HRW

Preview French authorities "routinely" pepper spray asylum seekers in Calais, even while they are asleep, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. It says that officers also use the spray on migrants' food, and deploy batons against minors.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:56 am

Vatican treasurer makes brief Australian court appearance over historical sex charges

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell made a brief court appearance in his native Australia on Wednesday to face what police described as "historical sexual offences", making him the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:55 am

New US sanctions against Russia ‘defy common sense’, will cause retaliation – Moscow

Preview Moscow will retaliate against the US for the expected adoption of new anti-Russian sanctions, which are viewed in Russia as senseless and destructive, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.
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Author: RT
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:37 am

Humanity at risk as sperm levels among Western men plummet to record low

Preview Chemicals, diet, stress, and lifestyle choices have caused the sperm levels of Western men to plummet to less than 50 percent of what they were four decades ago, a new study has found.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:37 am

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