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UK is trying to keep EU on a short leash despite Brexit – Lavrov

While the UK negotiates its divorce from the EU, it’s still trying to keep the bloc on a short leash, to influence its policies towards Moscow and on other issues, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, has told Euronews. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Disappointed’ US wants Macedonia to approve name change despite failed referendum

The US State Department has urged the opposition in Macedonia to vote in favor of the name change deal despite the failed referendum, while the government in Skopje is threatening those that don’t with terrorism prosecutions. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Orthodox Christianity bordering on a 'Great Schism,' but crisis can be resolved – Russian Church

The current situation within Orthodox Christianity resembles the Great Schism that divided Catholics and Orthodox Christians, a spokesman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Holy Synod said, noting that the rift can still be healed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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The Earthquake in Indonesia: How Collaboration Impacts the Global Water Crisis

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Oct 16 (IPS) – George C. Greene, IV is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Mission*, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areasOn Friday, September 28, the world first heard the devastating […]

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Water: a Private Privilege, not a Community Resource

MUMBAI, India, Oct 16 (IPS) – Shekhar Kapur* is director, actor and producer, who rose to international prominence with the 1998 Bollywood movie, Bandit Queen. Water is becoming a private privilege rather than a community resource. It is also one of the world’s most precious resources. As vital to the survival of the human species […]

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Caribbean Nations Pay the Price for Climate Change Caused by Others

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 (IPS) – Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their feet periodically. Read the […]

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Saudi Princes Were Already Worried. The Khashoggi Scandal May Cause Panic.

New reports suggest that Khashoggi’s disappearance has aggravated long-standing tensions within the royal family.

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Tusk Says Breaking Impasse Needs UK Proposals: Brexit Update

Tusk Says Breaking Impasse Needs UK Proposals: Brexit Update  Bloomberg The EU might have made a grave mistake with the Irish ‘backstop’  Financial Times British Trade Negotiator’s Conundrum: Can He Actually Make Any Deals?  Wall Street Journal Full coverage

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Word for Word: Medicare Chief Pans Medicare For All (C-SPAN)

Seema Verma, the chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), called Medicare for All, a “bad idea,” saying it would dilute the program for seniors and drain the federal government’s resources. She argued that providing Medicare to all Americans would cost $32 trillion. By 2022, she said, it would take up 58 […]

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