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GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe stocks gain; oil jumps on Middle East tensions

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LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks struggled higher on Monday, shrugging off dialed-down expectations for a big U.S. rate cut this month, while escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted safe-haven assets and oil prices. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, July 19, 2019. Read More

Roger Fisk: Trump abdicates role as leader of free world because he doesn’t support American values

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For the first time since the end of World War I, the president of the United States is not the leader of the free world. When the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War on Nov. 11, 1918, Europe was in ashes after more than four years of fighting. America was newly Read More

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Prospect of Fed cut pushing dividend investors into tech, energy

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NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) – An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented U.S. fund managers further afield in search of income at attractive prices. While nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 have a higher dividend yield than the roughly 2.04% yield that benchmark Read More

Boris Johnson is a Kremlin agent too, because he talks to ‘Russian oligarch’ who hates Putin. What?

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In 2019, merely being on first-name terms with a Russian makes a Western politician a pawn of Vladimir Putin, even if the Russian in question fled the country 15 years ago, and has an outstanding Moscow police warrant against him. Catherine Belton, a former Financial Times correspondent in Moscow, has produced a truly exhausting 3,500-word Read More

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond says he’ll resign before ‘new PM’ Boris Johnson can sack him

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The UK’s chancellor of the exchequer has said he plans to resign ahead of Theresa May leaving office as prime minister on Wednesday, before her expected successor Boris Johnson has time to fire him. Asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr if he anticipated being fired by Johnson, Philip Hammond replied: “I am sure I am Read More

‘Biking Queens’ from India visit Moscow as part of mega trip

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Female bikers from India made a short stop in Moscow as part of their 25,000km trip across three continents, during which the motorcycle enthusiasts hope to promote “women’s pride” and empowerment. The Indian biking trio, led by doctor and activist Sarika Mehta, crossed into Russia after riding the desert roads of Central Asia, and made Read More

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the Read More

‘No to Boris, yes to Europe:’ Thousands march though London in protest against Brexit & BoJo

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Thousands of people rallied in central London displaying their discontent with Brexit and the Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson. The protesters marched from the Park Lane to the Parliament Square, waving EU flags and chanting slogans such as “Let’s stay with the EU” and calling on the government to “stop the Brexit mess.” The Read More

Bosnia buries 86 victims of 1992-95 war recovered from grisly ravine

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HAMBARINE, Bosnia (Reuters) – Thousands of relatives from Bosnia and across Europe gathered in the village of Hambarine for the burial of 86 Bosniak Muslims on Saturday, 27 years after they were killed and dumped in a ravine in one of the most gruesome incidents of the Bosnian war. People carry a coffin during a Read More

Dan Gainor: Media convict of Trump of racism and moon program of sexism

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News media reports and commentaries were filled with claims this week that President Trump’s comments about four far-left Democratic congresswomen were racist – and even that the president is himself a racist. Often the “racist” claims were presented not as assertions by Trump opponents but as indisputable facts – like saying “it sure is hot” Read More