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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Obama surveillance pledge will change little or nothing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday dismissed President Barack Obama's proposals to curb the reach of the National Security Agency (NSA), saying they would change very little. In a speech intended to quell the furor over surveillance programs…
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Dangerous Arctic blast takes aim at frigid US

Millions of people in the United States hunkered down Sunday in anticipation of brutal weather from a dangerous Arctic blast that forecasters warn could send temperatures plummeting to their coldest in 20 years. The northeast of the country and parts…
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US President Trump will sign new Russian Sanctions – White House

The President of the United States, Donald Trump is set to sign the legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on...
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America’s first marijuana stores open in Colorado

Marijuana users celebrated Wednesday as Colorado became the first US state to allow retail cannabis sales, putting it in the vanguard of efforts across the country to legalize the drug. The western state famous for its ski resorts and breathtaking mountain…

Samsung Set To Invest $1.2b In U.S. For ‘Internet of Things’

The world's top smartphone maker, Samsung, said yesterday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the United States over the next four years on...
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#Sanction: Iraq and Venezuela say OPEC to roll over output ceiling

The OPEC oil producers' cartel appeared set to maintain its output ceiling later this week, Iraq and Venezuela said here on Monday. The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, whose dozen member nations together supply about one third of the…
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Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser takes leave of absence

Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser, who has been with the NBA club since 1984, will take an indefinite leave of absence starting immediately, the league announced. The news came three days after the NBA announced that it would appoint a new…

Amid Missouri protests, Ban urges restraint, respect for right to peaceful assembly

18 August 2014 – As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all...
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Brazil’s Petrobras yields documents in money-laundering probe

Brazil's Petrobras has turned over documents sought by authorities investigating an alleged $4.5 billion money-laundering operation, the latest in a series of problems to plague the state oil giant. Petrobras CEO Graca Foster supplied federal police…
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Japan to export Doraemon robot cat to the United States

One of Japan's most popular cartoon creations, Doraemon, a robot cat from the future with a magic pocket and a portal to anywhere, is to make his debut on US TV this year, officials said Friday. TV Asahi, which partially owns the rights to the character…