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75% of South African gold mines unprofitable – mineral council

RT South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is now facing a major crisis. The country’s mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money. The announcement comes as … Continue reading

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Facing the FBI & fleeing to Russia: US ex-cop reveals epic struggle to expose corruption

RT John Mark Dougan resigned from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and started a one-man crusade against what he saw as pervasive corruption there. Years later his home was raided by the FBI and he made an escape to … Continue reading

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Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis

Mail.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Trump administration’s failed attempt to detain migrant families together indefinitely ran into a formidable obstacle in a judge whose upbringing was shaped as the daughter of immigrants and who previously rejected requests to allow … Continue reading

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Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

Mail.com SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter was killed and at least a dozen other people were injured when a natural gas explosion leveled at least two buildings in a Wisconsin community, authorities said Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to investigate … Continue reading

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China and Germany sign €20 billion in trade deals in response to US tariff hikes

RT German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang held talks on Monday in Berlin, and stressed their commitment to a multilateral trade system in the wake of trade disputes with Washington. As part of the talks, the … Continue reading

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China pledges $20 billion in loans to Middle East and aid for Palestine

RT Beijing has prepared a package of $20 billion in loans, and about $106 million in financial aid, for Middle East nations, including Palestine, Reuters reports. The decision was announced in Beijing during a meeting between President Xi Jinping and … Continue reading

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Prosecutor disciplined over profane post about Maxine Waters

Mail.com SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor was disciplined Monday after posting to social media crude and profane comments about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police … Continue reading

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Trump replaces high court’s swing vote with conservative

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to … Continue reading

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Get ready for $250 oil if Iran blocks key shipment route in Middle East, analysts tell RT

RT Tehran is threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial artery for oil shipments from the Middle East, if Iranian exports are hampered. This will result in a huge loss of global crude supply and soaring prices. Most … Continue reading

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‘Why is he picking on little kids?’ Footage shows cop pointing gun at children

RT A video showing an El Paso policeman aiming his weapon at a group of young children while he was responding to a disturbance has gone viral, angering locals and people online over the cop’s actions. The footage, filmed by an … Continue reading

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British MP, establishment journalists rush for Putin’s blood after Amesbury chemical death

RT The death of Dawn Sturgess from what police say was exposure to Novichok has sparked a new fit of Russia-blaming, as an MP, high-profile commentators and mainstream journalists pointed the finger at Moscow. As British police launched a murder … Continue reading

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ACLU: Less than half of child reunions will meet deadline

Mail.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the … Continue reading

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Europe rejects China’s offer of alliance in trade war with United States

RT The European Union has turned down China’s proposal of co-operation against escalating US trade tariffs on European and Chinese goods. China proposed launching joint action against the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO), EU officials and diplomats … Continue reading

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Injured woman begs people not to call ambulance because she can’t afford it

RT A woman trapped between a train and a platform in Boston, with her bone exposed through her thigh, pleaded with bystanders not to call an ambulance, asking them “do you know how much an ambulance costs?” The accident happened … Continue reading

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China rejects ‘blackmail’ on eve of US tariff hike

Mail.com BEIJING (AP) — China rejected “threats and blackmail” ahead of a threatened U.S. tariff hike, striking a defiant stance Thursday in a dispute companies worry could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy. A government … Continue reading

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Montana Sen. Tester ‘welcomes’ Trump by touting passed bills

Mail.com HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester gave President Donald Trump a tongue-in-cheek welcome to Montana Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in more than a dozen newspapers thanking him for signing 16 bills the Democrat sponsored … Continue reading

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Did Israel steal Iran’s clouds? Tehran looks for source of ‘suspicious’ climate change

RT As Iran is suffering from severe drought, its officials are struggling to explain the disastrous weather conditions. An Iranian general believes Israel is behind the cloud and snow theft, but meteorologists cast their doubts. Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, … Continue reading

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Major Chinese banks ditching US dollar to prop up domestic currency

RT China’s state-owned banks have reportedly been buying US dollars in forwards on behalf of the central bank (PBOC) and immediately selling them on the spot market for yuan to support the domestic currency. PBOC deputy governor and head of … Continue reading

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Police: Shooter sent “kill” letter before newspaper attack

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland police investigating America’s latest mass murder say Jarrod Ramos, the man charged with the slayings, sent three threatening letters on the day of the attack, including one that said he was on his way to … Continue reading

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Escaped French criminal had small team of loyal accomplices

Mail.com NANTERRE, France (AP) — French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France’s most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced … Continue reading

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