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EU shoots down Berlusconi parallel currency proposal

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The European Commission on Wednesday rebuffed the idea of a parallel currency put forward by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. It said there was only one legal currency within the euro zone. “There are no exceptions to this rule,” a Commision spokesman said, replying to a request for a …

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US media dishonest, lobbying tool: Trump

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President Donald Trump called a majority of the mainstream American media dishonest, bad and a “lobbying tool” for allegedly giving a platform to hate groups after the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia. Trump, whose controversial remarks after the violence in Charlottesville on August 12 drew widespread criticism, …

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WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 0600 GMT/2 AM ET

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Editor: Robert Birsel 65 6870 3815 Picture Desk: Singapore 65 6870 3775 Graphics queries: 65 6870 3595 (All times GMT/ET) TOP STORIES N. Korea’s Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips -KCNA SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders more rocket engines and warheads, its media …

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Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

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President Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense today of his response to a deadly far right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn “dishonest” media coverage of his widely criticized remarks. Trump faced bipartisan outrage after blaming “many sides” for violence at the rally in Charlottesville that took …

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US Navy to relieve 7th fleet commander of duty after

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The commander of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet will be relieved of his duty following a deadly collision between a destroyer and a merchant vessel, the latest in a spate of similar accidents, a defence official has said. The decision to remove Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin from the post in …

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Netanyahu to press Putin over Iran’s Syrian foothold

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will tell Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he is concerned Iran and its Shiite allies are expanding their presence in Syria as Moscow works to tamp down the Syrian civil war, Israeli officials said. Russia has been the main broker of de-escalation zones …

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Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever -Maduro

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Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation. “Unfortunately we are in the worst moment of the relationship with the government of the United …

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