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U.S. regulators ease banking rules in light of California fires

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Banks that operate in fire-blasted regions of California will not be punished if they ease loan terms or miss some federal reporting requirements, federal banking regulators said on Thursday. “The agencies recognize that efforts to work with borrowers in communities under stress can be consistent with safe-and-sound practices as well as in Read More

Germany demands Kiev takes down website branding ex-chancellor 'anti-Ukrainian'

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Germany asked Kiev to take down a highly controversial website, which lists “enemies of Ukraine” and reveals their personal data, after it branded former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as “anti-Ukrainian.” Inclusion of Schroeder in the database, published on the notorious Ukrainian website ‘Mirotvorets’ (‘Peacekeeper’), was “unequivocally” condemned by Berlin. “We have insisted in the past that Read More

Hiding in plain sight: Scientists discover massive, Paris-sized crater under Greenland ice

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Scientists have discovered a massive 31-kilometer (19.3 miles) diameter crater made by a 10 billion-tonne meteorite which smashed into Greenland up to three million years ago – and it’s been hiding in plain sight all along. The giant, iron space rock blasted ancient Greenland at a speed of 12 miles per second, releasing 47 million Read More

Trump should have shown ‘common decency’ on anniversary of terror attacks – France

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Instead of attacking Emmanuel Macron on Twitter, Donald Trump should have shown some “common decency” on the anniversary of terror attacks in Paris, a spokesman for the French government said. Benjamin Griveaux blasted the US President for his tweets saying that while France was “commemorating the murder of 130 of our people…‘common decency’ would have Read More

Macron wants ‘European army’ to share UN Security Council seat and nukes with Berlin – Marine Le Pen

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President Emmanuel Macron wants to create a “European army” in order to share France’s permanent seat in the UN Security Council, as well as its nukes, with Germany, the head of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen said. Macron wants to use the coveted “European army” to share the “place in the Security Council” and Read More

Putin chats with Trump, Macron thrashes nationalism at WWI centenary in Paris

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It was a busy day in Paris as world leaders flocked to the City of Lights to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. Putin and Trump chatted, Macron spoke against nationalism and topless protestors disrupted US leader’s motorcade. They did meet Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump were both late for the ceremony on Read More

‘Trump means war’: Hundreds protest US president’s WWI centenary visit to Paris

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Hundreds of people protested against US President Donald Trump in Paris, condemning what they called his belligerent policies and aggressive nationalism – the latest instance of a not-so-welcoming French response to Trump’s visit. Some 1,500 people gathered at the Place de la Republique to protest against Trump’s participation in the WWI centenary events and against Read More

‘Free world leader’ or ’globalist puppet?’ Internet split over Macron’s anti-nationalist comment

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Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism, Emmanuel Macron said in his speech before the world leaders in Paris and caused a storm on Twitter, with the French President getting praise and bashing in equal parts. Macron delivered a powerful address during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I in Read More

‘Welcome War Criminals’: FEMEN activists blast world leaders ahead of Paris WW1 commemorations

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Three FEMEN activists were arrested in Paris on Saturday after an early morning action under the Arc de Triomphe. They blasted world leaders gathering in the city to mark the end of World War One as hypocrites and “war criminals.” The stunt started at 8.00 AM with the topless radical feminists jumping out of a Read More

What is at stake in the Keystone XL pipeline ruling?

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Montana halted construction of TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, saying a U.S. environmental analysis “fell short of a ‘hard look’” at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources. FILE PHOTO: A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump Read More