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Foreign banks willing to join Russia’s alternative to SWIFT

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Banks based in several states are planning to participate in the Russian-developed money transfer network that serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT system, according to the head of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). “It is open for external connection, we are developing it for our trade partners if they want to join. Read More

Spain rolls out 5G network using Huawei gear despite US blacklisting Chinese tech giant

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Spain became one of the first European countries to roll out a 5G network as Vodafone Spain commercially launched the service in 15 cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, in cooperation with Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The local carrier of the world’s second-largest mobile operator Vodafone became the first to launch the superfast mobile phone network, Read More

Scott Arbeiter: Why Evangelical Christians are the key to compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform

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President Trump owes his presidency largely to evangelical Christians. With four out of five white evangelical voters supporting President Trump in 2016, they made up the core of his voting base. But unless he takes a more compassionate approach to immigration reform, he may not be able to count on the same support in 2020. Read More

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law fueled protests

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades. Protesters hold signs following a day of violence over a proposed extradition bill, outside the Read More

Turning away from the dollar: Russia & EU keen on switching to national currencies for mutual trade

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Moscow and Brussels are keen on quickly extending the use of the ruble and the euro to bilateral payments, the Russian Finance Minister said, after a meeting with the European Commission for Energy Union’s vice-president. During their talks in Moscow this week, Russia’s Anton Siluanov and commissioner Maros Sefcovic, discussed switching to the national currencies Read More

Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry?

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The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used? “The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem,” acting Defense Read More

US building global ‘consensus’ on Iran. When has it ever gone wrong?

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The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used? “The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem,” acting Defense Read More

Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was “very much an emergency” in the region, but it did not pose a global threat. However, it was damning of countries Read More

US warns India of ‘serious implications’ if it picks Russian S-400 over American defense promises

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The US-India defense ties will be put at risk should New Delhi purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems, a senior American diplomat warned, noting that India should think very carefully about making such strategic choices. “At a certain point, a strategic choice has to be made about partnerships and a strategic choice about what weapons Read More

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: ‘Ridiculous’ to believe Iran ‘had nothing to do with it’

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It was absurd for the Iranian government to deny involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East, according to Mike Huckabee. Videotape appearing to show people removing a mine from one of the damaged tankers is a clear example of that, Huckabee said Friday on “The Story.” “It’s ridiculous for them to claim they had Read More