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Lawmaker loses $17M on pharma stock pitched to colleagues

Lawmaker loses $17M on pharma stock pitched to colleagues

on June 28, 2017, 7:54 AM / in International News, National News

A Republican congressman lost close to $17 million on Tuesday when stock in an Australian pharmaceutical company he allegedly promoted to other lawmakers plunged to pennies per share. Shares of Innate Immunotherapeutics fell more than 90 percent in Sydney after a multiple sclerosis drug being tested by the pharma company showed no signs of working. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), the […]

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Kremlin has no information about pending chemical attacks in Syria More: http://tass.com/politics/953505

on June 28, 2017, 7:43 AM / in International News

Peskov added that previous attacks had been conducted by the Islamic State terrorists, so there was always potential danger that such situations might occur again Thanks to Thomas MOSCOW, /TASS Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had no information on pending chemical attacks in Syria. “I have no information whatsoever about the chemical threat. I have no […]

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Massive cyberattack causes global disruptions

Massive cyberattack causes global disruptions

on June 28, 2017, 7:24 AM / in International News

Hackers struck Europe, South Asia, and the U.S. with a powerful cyberattack on Tuesday, using highly virulent “Petya” malicious data-scrambling ransomware to disrupt companies’ and governments’ computer systems. Tens of thousands of computers were affected. Ukraine was hit particularly hard. Officials in Ukraine said the attack affected the power grid and government offices, although the country’s prime minister said “vital […]

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Stephen Hawking issues dire warning: ‘Humans need to leave Earth’

Stephen Hawking issues dire warning: ‘Humans need to leave Earth’

on June 26, 2017, 7:52 AM / in International News, Opinion

Sometimes we agree with those that have a knowledge of the world and sometimes we don’t … the stopped clock theory so to speak… you know the joke “a stopped clock is right twice a day”. Well so are some of those on the left. World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking is claiming Earth is on an unstoppable downward trajectory and that […]

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Business, Big Labor debate NAFTA tribunals

Business, Big Labor debate NAFTA tribunals

on June 26, 2017, 7:37 AM / in International News

by Sean Higgins A significant part of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement set for this August will be whether a relatively small but elite group of lawyers gets to keep an occasional side-gig the 1993 deal created for them: Serving on the ad hoc legal tribunals that settle trade disputes under the deal. Officially known as […]

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Expert: Media duped by ‘fake’ Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Expert: Media duped by ‘fake’ Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

on June 26, 2017, 7:25 AM / in International News

by Paul Bedard    /   Washington Examiner A sensational cache of Nazi artifacts that glorifies Adolf Hitler just found in Argentina is likely fake, according to a leading militaria collector and auctioneer. Dismissing the international media frenzy over the discovery, Bill Panagopulos, president of Maryland-based Alexander Historical Auctions, said, “What a bunch of ersatz liverwurst!” Leading a chorus of […]

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More than 120 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China

More than 120 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China

on June 24, 2017, 6:02 AM / in International News

By Simon Denyer   /  Washington Post BEIJING — More than 120 people were missing and feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county before 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, and 62 houses were buried, according […]

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U.S. Border Agents Warned of ‘Open Warfare’ with ‘Grenades’ in   Mexico at Texas Border

U.S. Border Agents Warned of ‘Open Warfare’ with ‘Grenades’ in Mexico at Texas Border

on June 23, 2017, 9:57 AM / in International News, National News

Our Border Patrol Agents need to have the latest ype of weapons available to DEFEND & PROTECT America from the invading hoards.  If we don’t provide them with the BEST in weapons – along with order to shoot anyone who illegally crosses our border.  This is not a SECRET that foreigners think they can just walk in without going thru […]

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FBI charges ex-State Department official with selling secrets

FBI charges ex-State Department official with selling secrets

on June 23, 2017, 9:38 AM / in International News, National News

The FBI arrested a former State Department security officer, Kevin Patrick Mallory, on espionage charges related to the alleged sale of classified documents to a person suspected of working for a Chinese intelligence agency. Mallory, 60, had a Top Secret security clearance when he worked for the government and private contractors from 1987 to 2012. Since then, he has worked […]

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Arab neighbors give Qatar list of demands

Arab neighbors give Qatar list of demands

on June 23, 2017, 9:32 AM / in International News

Qatar’s neighbors, including Saudi Arabia, gave the Persian Gulf country a list of 13 demands it must meet before they will restore diplomatic relations. A key point is curbing diplomatic relations with Iran and severing all ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hezbollah. The list, relayed to Qatar by Kuwait, also calls for Qatar to shutter broadcaster Al Jazeera, which […]

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Coming Soon: The Great Bitcoin Crash?

on June 23, 2017, 8:28 AM / in International News, National News

It’s insanely overbought… The rally is unsustainable… When it cracks, look out below… No, I’m not talking about the stock market. I’m talking about bitcoin. Speculators have gone totally gaga over cryptocurrencies this year. Bitcoin has tripled in value since late March. A competing cryptocurrency called ethereum has zoomed from $20 to a high of $400 in just three months. […]

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Otto Warmbier Died of Oxygen Deprivation, Not Botulism as Claimed by His Torturers

Otto Warmbier Died of Oxygen Deprivation, Not Botulism as Claimed by His Torturers

on June 22, 2017, 8:08 AM / in International News, Opinion

The pain and grief suffered by the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster while in North Korea last year, was evident in their statement issued Monday afternoon: It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded […]

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Homeland Security official: Russian hackers targeted 21 states’ election systems

Homeland Security official: Russian hackers targeted 21 states’ election systems

on June 22, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News

A Homeland Security official told Congress on Wednesday that hackers linked to the Russian government appear to have targeted the election systems of 21 states last year, although none of the systems was involved in counting votes. The official, Samuel Liles, serves as the acting director of the Cyber Division of the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Liles said […]

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Jesse Jackson rips Facebook, Amazon ‘allies’ without one ‘person of color on their board’

on June 21, 2017, 7:18 AM / in International News, National News

Once more we have to listen to Jackson’s rhetoric… By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times Jesse Jackson called out Facebook and Amazon “allies” on Tuesday for their lack of diversity in the board room. The Rainbow PUSH coalition’s founder spoke to a crowd at southern France’s famous advertising summit, Cannes Lions, on Tuesday. The activist had an overall positive […]

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Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korea

Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korea

on June 20, 2017, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday, his family said. Warmbier, 22, had been in a coma since shortly after he tearfully confessed at his March 2016 trial to stealing a propaganda poster in his hotel while on a North Korean tour from China, and was sentenced […]

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US moves deeper into Syrian civil war

on June 20, 2017, 7:17 AM / in International News, National News

The United States is inching closer to involvement in the Syrian civil war after U.S. forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday. The incident is the fourth time in as many weeks the United States has shot at pro-Syrian regime forces, and carries the potential for further escalation — particularly with Russia threatening to target U.S. aircraft that […]

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JUSTICES WON’T HEAR CHEVRON CASE

JUSTICES WON’T HEAR CHEVRON CASE

on June 20, 2017, 7:14 AM / in International News, National News

The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear arguments in a long-running legal dispute between Ecuador and oil giant Chevron. An American lawyer representing Ecuadoran citizens in the contest had appealed a federal lower court’s August decision that blocked the $8.6 billion fine assessed against Chevron by an Ecuadoran court. The Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in August ruled […]

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World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress

World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress

on June 19, 2017, 6:10 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER  /   New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump threatens to upend the post-World War II foreign policy order, but Congress is working to ensure that American foreign policy remains rooted in the trans-Atlantic alliance against traditional rivals like Russia. Republicans have been careful not to frame their foreign policy moves as a counterweight to the president, […]

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Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

on June 18, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News

(CNN)Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan. “This loss is something we all feel,” Vice Adm. Joseph […]

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Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

on June 16, 2017, 7:42 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has decided to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to help the country’s army break an impasse in the war against a resurgent Taliban, a Trump administration official said Thursday. The move could be announced as early as next week. President Trump has given authority on setting troop levels to Mattis, who has warned […]

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