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Trump, former top spy trade verbal barbs

President Donald Trump traded verbal barbs Thursday with James Clapper, the former national intelligence chief, who has questioned Trump’s fitness to be in the Oval Office. “James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump,” Trump tweeted. “Will he show you his beautiful …

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Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force

Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean Peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exercises that have infuriated Pyongyang. Russia, which has said it is strongly against any unilateral U.S. military action on the peninsula, said Tupolev-95MS …

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DP World announces solid financial results

Global trade enabler DP World today announced solid financial results for the six months to 30th June, 2017. On a reported basis, revenue grew 9.6 percent and adjusted EBITDA increased by 4.2 percent. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 53.4 percent, delivering profit attributable to owners of the company, before separately disclosed …

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iPhone 8 release date, news and rumors

The iPhone 8 is Apple’s tenth anniversary smartphone that’s poised to celebrate 2017 with radical changes. It’s about time, as we haven’t seen a new look in three years of minor upgrades and it goes up against the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Prepare to be wowed. Tim Cook will …

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said. The ambassador, who was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, is believed to have died of natural causes, a spokesman for the police told …

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What the West Got Wrong in Syria

Foreign Policy magazine has published extract from Nikolaos van Dam’s new book, Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria. If Western politicians are wondering why they achieved so few of their goals in the Syrian civil war, they should start by examining their own decisions. The West’s approach to the Syrian uprising …

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Global Disorder- What Are the Options?

by Graham E. Fuller (grahamefuller.com) 22 August 2017 Global disorder is on the rise. What can the US do about it? There are two fundamentally different approaches one can take—it all depends on your philosophy of how the world works. The first school thinks primarily in terms of law, order …

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BHP to quit U.S. shale business as annual profit surges

BHP Billiton (BHP.AX), the world’s largest miner, reported a surge in underlying full-year profits on Tuesday and said it would exit its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business, pleasing disgruntled shareholders who had called for a sale. The Anglo-Australian mining giant, which is under pressure from U.S. hedge fund …

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