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Second summit: Trump and Kim set to meet in February

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are planning to meet for a second summit at the end of February, the White House says. The location of the meeting between the US and North Korea leaders is due to be announced at a later date. The White House said Mr Trump was “looking forward to a Read More

Second Trump-Kim summit planned in February – White House

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US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February, the White House has announced after talks with the North Korean envoy in Washington. North Korea’s Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol visited Washington on Friday and reportedly spent almost two hours at the White House. Trump met with Read More

Fueled by Western sanctions Russia outshines China to become world’s 5th biggest holder of gold

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The Central Bank of Russia reported purchasing 8.5 million troy ounces of gold in January-November 2018. With its 67.6 million ounces of gold Russia is now the world’s fifth largest holder behind the US, Germany, France and Italy. China dropped to sixth place as it reported an increase in gold reserves just once in more Read More

Brexit deal dead and markets couldn’t care less… Boom Bust asks why

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Neither the British national currency, nor the financial markets seem to have reacted to the overwhelming rejection by UK parliament of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The FTSE 100 index slipped just 0.45 percent on Wednesday, giving up opening gains to dip 0.1 percent at 6,863.89. The pound rose slightly to $1.2869, continuing gains Read More

Russia’s gold & foreign currency reserves surge for third consecutive year

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The Central Bank of Russia reports that foreign exchange reserves saw a significant boost of 8.3 percent over the 12 months through January 1 of the current year. Reserves reportedly grew to over $468 billion from $432 billion at the beginning of last January. According to the regulator, reserves grew for the third consecutive year. Read More

German minister says ‘hard Brexit would hurt everyone in Europe’ after historic defeat of May’s deal

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It is up to British legislators to avoid a “hard Brexit” because the EU will not substantially renegotiate its terms, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said. An exit with no deal would hurt both the EU and UK, he said. Britain still has “a few days” before the scheduled departure date of March 29 to Read More

'They should rot in jail, not drink champagne': Salvini calls on Macron to stop shielding fugitives

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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to hand over ex-communist militants who are said to be living in France instead of serving time in jail for murder and other historic crimes. “I appeal to the French president to return to Italy the fugitives that should not be drinking champagne Read More

'Only positive solution': EU chiefs hint at 2nd referendum after May's Brexit deal defeat

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Led by European Council president Donald Tusk, EU officials sensed an opportunity in the chaotic aftermath of Theresa May’s humiliating Commons defeat, to suggest reversing the results of the 2016 Brexit referendum. “If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only Read More

Canada sees no cancer risk from Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

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Canadian farmers will continue using glyphosate after Health Canada concluded that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer poses no human risks. The federal agency dismissed eight notices of objection and assertions made in the so-called Monsanto Papers in 2017. “After a thorough scientific review, we have concluded that the concerns raised by the Read More

Death threat to Polish PRESIDENT leads to arrest on day after shock of mayor’s fatal stabbing

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Polish police officers have detained a man who made death threats against President Andrzej Duda. The incident took place just a day after the mayor of Gdansk was stabbed to death in a shocking public attack. A 72-year-old resident of Warsaw was arrested on Monday after he’d called a local Family Assistance Center and uttered Read More