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U.S. core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in December

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WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December amid declining demand for machinery and primary metals, pointing to a further slowdown in business spending on equipment that could crimp economic growth. People look at Deere equipment as they attend National Farm Machinery show in Louisville, Kentucky, February Read More

'Get me back' pleads Briton jailed in Dubai in prison recording

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor A decorated former soldier has called on Britain to help save him from jail in Dubai where he has spent the past four-and-a-half months despite not being charged with a crime. Andrew Neal, 44, who is accused of selling drugs but denies the allegation, made the appeal in an Read More

Faster than SOUND? Passenger plane nearly breaks milestone barrier thanks to ‘MONSTER TAILWIND’

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A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London has left aviation enthusiasts awestruck after the routine commute reached a jaw-dropping 801 mph (1,289kph) – nearly breaking the sound barrier – due to a powerful jet stream. The Boeing 787-9 twin jet was passing over Pennsylvania on Monday evening when it crossed paths with a Read More

Why new report on May parliamentary elections spells trouble for the EU

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Anti-EU parties are on track to “paralyse decision-making” in Brussels after upcoming parliamentary elections in May, a new report claims. Does that spell serious problems for European politics? RT explains. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) report describes the vote as “the most consequential parliamentary vote in the EU’s history” and says it is Read More

‘Silicon Valley bureaucrats deciding who gets freedom of speech’: Jimmy Dore on Facebook censorship

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The US government tries to control political narratives on social media, encouraging Silicon Valley giants’ censorship in exchange for good graces, a top US social commenter said, after Facebook closed some RT-linked pages. “The ultimate goal of all this Russiagating that is happening in the United States is to expand the security state’s control over Read More

US arm-twisting & pipe dreams aside, Europe just won’t quit Russian gas imports

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Austria will continue buying Russian gas despite US pressure and fear-mongering from Poland and Ukraine about dangers to European energy security. The cost of importing US gas is just not right, says its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, the 32-year-old chancellor stood up for Austria’s continued support Read More

New Zealand finds fruit fly that could threaten crops, ramps up monitoring

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Thursday set up hundreds of traps around the country’s largest city of Auckland after finding a second Queensland fruit fly, a species that poses a risk to the country’s multi-billion dollar horticulture sector. A solitary male Queensland fly was collected from a fruit fly surveillance trap and formally identified Read More

Brit jailed in Dubai pleads to come home

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor A decorated former soldier has called on Britain to help save him from jail in Dubai where he has spent the past four-and-a-half months despite not being charged with a crime. Andrew Neal, 44, who is accused of selling drugs but denies the allegation, made the appeal in an Read More

Russia remains Ukraine’s key trade partner despite Kiev’s claims of cutting economic ties

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Despite years of mutual trade restrictions, Russia remained Ukraine’s biggest trade partner in 2018, according to data published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Sales of Russian produce to Ukraine saw 12.3-percent year-on-year growth to US$8.1 billion. That makes Russia the biggest Ukrainian supplier, leaving China, Germany, Belarus, and Poland far behind. At the Read More