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Aligned on Syria, divided on Iran: Russia, US & Israel meet for trilateral talks on Middle East

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National security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US have met in Jerusalem to discuss the situation in the Middle East. While they have managed to find some common ground on Syria, the talks were marred by disputes over Iran. US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met for Read More

Fed pushes back on aggressive U.S. rate cut views

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday pushed back on market expectations and presidential pressure for the central bank to deliver a significant U.S. interest rate cut of half a percentage point as soon as its next meeting. Chairman Jerome Powell defended the central bank’s independence from President Donald Trump and financial markets, Read More

Wall Street drops on trade worries, Fed Chair Powell’s speech

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street lost ground on Tuesday as simmering trade concerns, combined with disappointing economic data, sent buyers to the sidelines, where they remained after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut rates. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Read More

Instant view: Powell – Fed is ‘insulated’ from short-term political pressure

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(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is “insulated from short-term political pressures,” as policymakers faced new calls by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, U.S., Read More

VIDEO of Indian mob lynching Muslim while forcing him to praise Hindu gods sparks national outrage

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The brutal lynching of a young Muslim man in India has become an object of national attention after a video of the incident went viral, prompting nearly a dozen arrests, and an investigation into a potential cover-up. Police arrested 11 people on Monday in connection to the lynching after the victim’s family showed them the Read More

Goad, threaten, backtrack: Trump & Bolton’s Iran policy is confusing, dangerous & achieves NOTHING

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Washington’s fuzzy and high-drama “maximum pressure” approach to Iran has no realistic endgame – but is good for making the world a more unstable place for both America’s adversaries and allies. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Tuesday claim that US diplomats are “surging” across the Middle East in search of a “path to peace” only Read More

Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

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There is “absolutely no evidence” Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said. The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the vote. Instead, he argued that “the roots to Read More

International Petroleum Corporation announces commencement of drilling program in Malaysia

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TORONTO, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling of the first well in a planned multi-well drilling program on Block PM307, located offshore Peninsular Malaysia. IPC is the operator of Block PM307 and holds a 75% working interest, with Read More

Iran mocks Trump: White House ‘afflicted by mental retardation’

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Iran’s president has mocked Donald Trump by claiming the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation”. Hassan Rouhani made the remarks after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates. Mr Rouhani described the move as “outrageous and idiotic”. Iran’s president, speaking in a Read More

Is George Osborne a ‘menace’ for the UK? RT’s Keiser Report digs into ex-chancellor’s Ponzi scheme

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A new report by the UK’s National Audit Office has found that the government’s ‘Help to Buy’ equity loan scheme, launched to help first time home buyers, has handed billions of pounds to already wealthy homeowners. According to the report, the scheme has also boosted profits for big property developers. RT’s Keiser Report discusses the Read More