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BP discovers North Sea oil and gas

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines BP discovers North Sea oil and gas British energy major BP on Wednesday announced oil and gas discoveries in the North Sea, in a boost for the company and local industry. The discoveries were made in Capercaillie in the central North Sea, and in Achmelvich, west of Shetland, the company said in a statement. BP fully owns the Capercaillie well, while the Achmelvich well is a partnership between operator BP (52.6 percent), Royal Dutch Shell (28 percent) and US peer Chevron (19.4 percent).
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State of the Union: The North Korean defector at Trump's side

North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho waved his crutches to resounding applause when Trump called him up.

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Used clothes: Why is worldwide demand declining?

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

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'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

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The tea boss with a thirst for global domination

How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

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House Republicans Vote To Release Classified Memo They Wrote Attacking Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Republican allies in Congress advanced their monthslong assault on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Monday, voting along partisan lines to release a classified memo slamming officials from the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation who have investigated the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.


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GOP Congressman Calls For Undocumented SOTU Guests To Be Arrested On The Spot

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WASHINGTON ― About 30 young undocumented immigrants are attending the State of the Union on Tuesday as guests of lawmakers ― and one of their colleagues wants to use the opportunity to have those guests arrested.


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North Korea Pulls Out of a Cultural Event With South Korea Ahead of the Winter Olympics

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North Korea pulled out of a joint cultural event with South Korea planned for at the North's Diamond Mountain on Feb. 4


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Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twin

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A murder trial began Monday for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister.


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State Officials Fire Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert In Hawaii

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The emergency worker responsible for sending a false missile alert to people in Hawaii earlier this month actually believed there was an incoming ballistic missile, The Washington Post reports.


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Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

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Taiwanese troops Tuesday staged live-fire exercises simulating a response to an invasion, as China steppeds up pressure on the island's President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalated. The ministry did not specify that the annual drill simulated an invasion by China but said it was intended to "show determination to safeguard peace in the Taiwan Strait and national security". Tsai last month warned against what she called Beijing's "military expansion" -- the increase in Chinese air and naval drills around the island since she came to power in May 2016.


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U.N. employees in Gaza demonstrate against U.S. aid cut

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Schools, clinics and food distribution centers in the Gaza Strip were closed most of Monday by a demonstration by thousands of employees of the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees. Palestinians have been angered by a U.S. decision to cut aid to the United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency (UNRWA), saying it will cause worse hardship in Gaza. More than half the enclave's two million residents depend on support from UNRWA and other humanitarian agencies.


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The Latest: Arizona man confirms selling ammo to shooter

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on court orders by Nevada judges to release documents that had been sealed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):


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GOP Rep. Gaetz joins the 'Infowar' against the FBI

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“We’re called conspiracy theorists because we see this cabal right in front of us,” said Gaetz. “We aggregate these data points and show what was really going on.”


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7 Glass Mosaics Around the World That Take Design to New Heights (Literally)

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Joy Behar Challenges Kirsten Gillibrand: Why'd You Push Out Al Franken?

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Joy Behar kicked off an interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday by confronting the lawmaker for calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign after being publicly accused of sexual misconduct.


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India's 'Unwanted' Girls Number In The Millions, New Report Finds

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Indian families’ traditional preference for sons over daughters has led to the existence of millions of “unwanted” girls in the country, a new government report estimates.


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Amazon, eBay Remove 'Chinese Boy' Costumes Featuring Racist 'Slant-Eye' Images

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Amazon UK and eBay UK have received immense backlash after social media users recently noticed “Chinese Boy Fancy Dress Costumes” for sale through the e-commerce sites.


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Shaky start to Syria peace talks in Russia as opposition delegates refuse to leave Sochi airport

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A Russian-organised peace conference aimed at ending the war in Syria had a shambolic start on Tuesday, after dozens of opposition delegates refused to leave the airport in Sochi and others backed out at the last minute. Moscow, a staunch Assad ally, is hosting what it has called a Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in the Black Sea resort that it hopes will launch negotiations on drafting a new constitution for Syria after almost seven years of war. But the conference, which is running in parallel to the United Nations-negotiated talks, looked in jeopardy after more than 70 rebel delegates refused to leave the airport until all logos and emblems representing the government were removed. A rebel source told the Telegraph Russia had promised to change or remove the symbol of the congress, which read “Peace to the People of Syria” but only featured the regime flag, only to be greeted by them at the arrivals gate. Sochi conference logo (w/only regime flag) causing problems. Apparently …

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's super blue blood moon

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A rare celestial phenomenon will take place January 31, when a super moon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse take place at the same time.


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Schiff: House Intel GOP disgraced for Trump

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Rep. Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about the unprecedented lengths to which House Intelligence Committee Republicans are going to undermine Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump.


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China denies report it hacked African Union headquarters

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published Friday in Le Monde, quoting anonymous AU sources, reported that data from computers in the Chinese-built building had been transferred nightly to Chinese servers for five years. After the massive hack was discovered a year ago, the building's IT system including servers was changed, according to Le Monde.


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Suspect Accused of Killing 4 in Car Wash Shooting Was Jealous, Victim's Family Says

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The family said he was obsessed with one of the victims


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Gold! Treasure lost at sea in 1857 shipwreck goes on display

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for more than 150 years.


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Tom Brady Has This Wish For Radio Host Who Insulted His 5-Year-Old Daughter

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday night that he doesn’t want radio station WEEI to sack the host who called his 5-year-old daughter Vivian “an annoying little pissant.”


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North Korea has stepped up executions, says top US commander 

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North Korea has stepped up its executions, the top commander of US troops on the Korean Peninsula said on Monday, amid increasing strain on the its military from international economic sanctions. “We’re seeing some increase in executions, mostly against political officers who are in military units, for corruption,” General Vincent K Brooks, the top US commander in South Korea told the Wall Street Journal. He added that the actions “are really about trying to clamp down on as much as possible on something that might be deteriorating and keeping it from deteriorating too quickly.” In recent months the South Korean press has reported the possible execution of Park In-young, the official in charge of Pyongyang’s nuclear test facilities, and former military chief, General Hwang Pyong-so, who was accused of allegedly taking bribes. General Brooks also noted a recent shift in the pattern of defections from the North. “We’re seeing defections happening in areas where we don’t generally see th…

Lockheed Martin Has Delivered 265 F-35s (And the Profits are Pouring In)

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The future is looking bright for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is set for massive growth as the program finally reaches maturity and enters into full rate production. “Our F-35 program, during the fourth quarter we met our joint government and industry commitment by delivering the 66 aircraft in 2017,” Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, told investors. Lockheed Martin expects that the program will continue to expand in 2018.


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Drop in consumer demand hits UK car manufacturing

Lower demand in the UK and confusion over diesel policy are blamed by the industry trade body.

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Capita warns on profit as it sets out drastic shake-up

New chief executive Jonathan Lewis says the firm has become "too complex" and "driven by a short term focus".

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Thousands of cash machines may be closed

Up to 30,000 ATMs could go following changes to the fees that operators are paid, Link warns.

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'Dangerously' drunk tourists may not win insurance claims

Drinking excessive alcohol can invalidate travel insurance cover, but the burden of proof is on the insurer.

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US stocks fall for second consecutive day

Health care stocks suffer as investors worry about the potential for new competition.

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Theresa May unveils education deal at start of China visit

The UK prime minister hopes her trip "will intensify the golden era in UK-China relations".

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B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

The retailer is to get rid of 200 head office jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive.

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Employers urged to let staff 'rest' during working day

Taking some time out during the working day could boost employees' productivity, new guidance says.

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Pierre Agnes: Boardriders boss goes missing at sea in France

Pierre Agnes' boat was discovered washed ashore near Biarritz on France's Atlantic coast.

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RBS boss admits restructuring 'mistake'

Ross McEwan tells MPs his claim about the controversial Global Restructuring Group was "not right".

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Amazon joins up with US firms to enter healthcare sector

Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire are looking at ways to subsidise healthcare costs for US employees.

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US blocks $600m coin offering by 'scam' bank

The move extends warnings from regulators about efforts to raise money through crypto offerings.

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Coronation Street to get a Co-op and Costa in product placement deal

But ITV insists Roy's Rolls won't come under threat.

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Can cars be used as mini power stations?

A trial aims to determine the viability of electric vehicles feeding energy back into the grid.

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Rescuing child brides

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

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Global brew

How businessman Tran Qui Thanh built Vietnam's largest soft drinks firm, THP, and his plans to become a worldwide brand.

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Things fall apart

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

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Video and Analysis: The State of the Union

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES from NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/2GtzxFw

The Workout That Saves Lindsey Vonn From Wipeouts

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By DINA LITOVSKY and STEPHANIE PEARSON from NYT Magazine http://ift.tt/2GwgBpM

Norway Ski Team’s Sweater Gets Tangled in a Neo-Nazi Uproar

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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

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By NORIMITSU ONISHI and SOMINI SENGUPTA from NYT World http://ift.tt/2BEwFBZ

Trump’s First State of the Union Address: A Call for Unity That Wasn’t Always Heard That Way

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2018 State of the Union Fact-Check

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES from NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/2nnJNHj

Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

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By CECILIA KANG from NYT Technology http://ift.tt/2FszNn0

Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

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By CECILIA KANG from NYT Technology http://ift.tt/2nvhxCb

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

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By NICK WINGFIELD, KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSON from NYT Technology http://ift.tt/2rTY8Qw

James Corden Responds to Nikki Haley’s Grammys Criticism

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By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO from NYT Arts http://ift.tt/2DNPTeD

House Republicans Vote to Release Secret Memo on Russia Inquiry

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Melania Trump, Out of Sight Since Report of Husband’s Infidelity, to Attend State of the Union

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By KATIE ROGERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN from NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/2nki767

Taunted by Trump and Pressured From Above, McCabe Steps Down as F.B.I. Deputy

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By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO from NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/2nkxBHp

The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

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By AUSTIN FRAKT from NYT The Upshot http://ift.tt/2DYbqjK

The Super Blue Blood Moon Will Rise Early. Watch It Before You Go to Work.

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By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR from NYT Science http://ift.tt/2ElfEQg

The Slut-Shaming of Nikki Haley

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By BARI WEISS from NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/2nkUzOF

Bubble, Bubble, Fraud and Trouble

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By PAUL KRUGMAN from NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/2nkNAoN

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

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By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health http://ift.tt/2EkPHQJ

After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not Herbal Tea

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Insane Video: Russian Military Jet Crosses Within 5 Feet of US Navy Plane

The U.S. State Department is calling out Moscow after a close call in the sky over the Black Sea between a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane and a Russian fighter jet.

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A 'Troubling' Policy Shift: Gov't Report on Afghanistan Shows Pentagon Blocked Key Data on War

The Defense Department told its inspector general overseeing the reconstruction of Afghanistan to hide what used to be public data on how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups, according to a new government report.

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South African Muslim Celebrity Suspected of Converting to Christianity

South African singer and business woman Zari Hassan is suspected of converting to Christianity after a video surfaced online of her in church.

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Scores of Christians on the Run as Violence Continues to Grip Central African Republic

After five years of violence, hundreds of thousands of people in the Central African Republic are still on the run and facing growing food insecurity as political instability continues to grip the nation.

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CBN News Special: Faith & Politics in Washington & Israel, Plus God at Work in the US & Around the World

Watch the CBN News 2018 News Special, featuring a new Faith Nation from Washington, D.C., that brings you not only the most important political stories of the day but also exclusive coverage from our Jerusalem Dateline team in Israel.

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11 Afghan Troops Die in IS Attack on Kabul Military Academy

Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16.

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‘It’s a pity’: Putin ‘offended’ at being left off US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has added a slightly lighter tone to the tensions over the ‘Kremlin List’ by the US Treasury, jokingly saying that his absence from it was a bit sad.
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‘Kremlin list’: Attempt to isolate Putin, or part of US National Security Strategy?

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Is Washington’s Kremlin list a ‘warning shot’ to Moscow or is it meaningless? RT discussed with political analysts why the US decided to publish it and what the list is for.
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Karma in action? Lion hunter killed on South Africa expedition

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A Croatian trophy hunter who travelled to South Africa after killing “everything that could be hunted in Europe” has been shot dead while on a lion-hunting expedition.
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Deodor-rat: Real-life Ratatouille showers like a human (VIDEO)

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A Peruvian rat has betrayed its species’ reputation after being caught on camera lathering itself in soapy water, in what has been described as an astonishingly human-like hygienic ritual.
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Putin reacts to US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’: ‘Dogs bark but the caravan moves on’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed in on the US Treasury’s recently released ‘Kremlin List,’ saying the action borders on “stupidity” because it shows inconsistency in Washington’s policies.
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Who’s who on US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’: From PM to head of ‘the Russian Google’

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After the US Treasury released its so-called ‘Kremlin List’, featuring the entire Russian government and numerous prominent businessmen, RT looks at some of the ‘big players’ eyed by Washington.
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Riyadh nets $106bn as Saudi elite released from Ritz

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Settlements from Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption have generated an estimated 400 billion riyal (US$106.7 billion), according to Attorney-General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb.
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