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Chocolate Bunnies, Slave Labor, and Water Theft: The Horrible Nestle Story

Recently it was discovered that the Nestle corporation had been abusing their water permits in California, essentially stealing millions of gallons of water to bottle and sell to consumers in one of the most drought-ravaged states in the country. But Nestle’s disgusting story goes far beyond water stealing. Attorneys Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss […]

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Chinese State Media Says US Government Shutdown Lays Bare ‘Chronic Flaws’

On Saturday, the US federal government shut down due to a lack of funding after Democrats in the Senate prevented Republicans from passing the spending bill. The US government shutdown raises questions about the viability and legitimacy of America’s political system, Chinese state media has reported.

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Extinguishing the Chinese Sun: Did the US Just Declare Economic War on Asia?

Amid protests from Beijing and Seoul over new US trade restrictions on washing machines and solar panels, Russian journalist and geopolitical analyst Viktor Marakhovsky explains why Washington’s move is really part of a much broader, considerably more significant series of processes marking the decline of US global hegemony.

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Trump & the Fed: US Shadow Bankers About to Deepen Control of US Economy

What’s sometime referred to as ‘shadow bankers’ have been running the economy and drafting US domestic economic policy since Trump took office. ‘Shadow’ banks include such financial institutions as investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, insurance companies, finance companies, asset management companies, etc.

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China unveils huge plans for the Arctic, with ‘Polar Silk Road’ on the way

Beijing has announced plans to extend the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping routes, in a project dubbed the Polar Silk Road. In a white paper released on Friday, the country said it expects to have a “major role in expanding the network of shipping routes” and noted that “as […]

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Putin wants to keep foreign shipping out of Russia’s Northern Sea Route

President Vladimir Putin said he wants to keep foreign shipping out of Russia’s Northern Sea Route, giving exclusive rights to Russian vessels. It will increase the volume of shipping, strengthen the position of the domestic shipping companies, and create additional opportunities for fleet renewal, he said.

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Enough Already: Hospitals Form Own Drug Firm to Fight Big Pharma Price Gouging

A group of some of the largest hospital chains in the US has had it with Big Pharma price gouging, announcing their intention to form their own nonprofit drug manufacturing company.  A coalition of several of America’s largest hospital systems have announced that they will collaborate on the creation of a not-for-profit organization to manufacture […]

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Move Over Musk: Russia Working On Own, 100-Use, Environmentally Friendly Rocket

According to designers, unlike Space X’s Falcon 9, the KORONA is not just a rocket, but a spacecraft, capable of takeoff and landing, with its development effectively opening the path to interplanetary flights with crew onboard.

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Trump administration afraid of competition in international arena – Lavrov

The current administration is afraid of competition in the international arena in a number of directions, and behaves tougher than the Obama administration, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. “It seems to me that despite President Trump’s line during the election campaign, this legacy, unfortunately, has been preserved in the actions of the […]

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US forcing Europe to abandon Russian gas & buy more expensive American LNG – Lavrov

The United States is afraid of fair competition in the energy sector, and is hampering the implementation of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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Richest man in history: Amazon’s Bezos earns more in 5 days than most could in 5 lifetimes

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the wealthiest person in history and the first to outrank Microsoft’s Bill Gates on the rich list, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Gates was the only one to have made 13-figure fortune.

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Facebook stock plunges on news feed overhaul

Shares in Facebook dropped by more than 4 percent ahead of Friday’s opening bell after the CEO announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece news feed, which he said would hit user engagement in the near term. The company is planning to change the filter for its news feed to prioritize what friends and family share, […]

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Railway Diplomacy: How ‘China is Building Routes in All Possible Directions’

Beijing has stepped up its “railway diplomacy” by boosting its infrastructural projects simultaneously on three continents. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts highlighted China’s competitive advantages and shed light on the obstacles the People’s Republic is facing while implementing its initiatives.

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To Crimea on Foot: Another Step Towards Completion of Kerch Strait Bridge

While work on both the road and railway sections of the Crimea bridge are ahead of schedule, and construction workers have completed the installation of all supporting structures for the highway section.

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Russia squeezing US out as agricultural superpower

The US is being pushed out of the grain market as Russia’s bumper wheat harvest has dragged down prices to record lows. Russian agricultural exports are booming thanks to a weaker national currency and massive investment.

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