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Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated sharply over the last four years The value of Bitcoin has hit a new high with each individual coin now worth more than $2,100 (£1,615). The valuation caps a strong month for the virtual currency, with its value growing by more than 65% in a month. The steady rise in ...

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Current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Claims a Second Term

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a televised speech after he won the election, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Rouhani says that the ...

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Switzerland votes in favour of ban on new nuclear plants

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Switzerland has voted to follow Germany and start exiting nuclear power as part of a revised energy strategy which will also cut consumption and increase wind and solar power generation. Some 58.2 per cent of voters in a referendum on Sunday backed a ban on new nuclear plants, according to final results. The affluent Alpine state’s five existing nuclear plants ...

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Saudi king expected to present unified front with Trump, strongly condemn terrorism in the name of Islam

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman presents President Trump with the collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal in Riyadh on Saturday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia will present a unified front in the global war against terrorism Sunday, praising Islam as a religion of peace and casting the fight against terrorism as one of all faiths and ...

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Justin Theroux Sues NYC Neighbor in Home Makeover War

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Justin Theroux Neighbor From Hell’s Bullying Us Over Home Renovations 5/19/2017 1:56 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE May 20, 11:30 PT — Justin’s neighbor, Norman Resnicow, tells TMZ … “I have acted for one purpose only, which remains to assure my and my wife’s health and safety. Smart people can work [this] out and both my wife and I and Justin are ...

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General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The Conservative manifesto proposes a so-called ‘Twitter tax’ Online companies could face fines or prosecution if they fail to remove illegal content, under Conservative plans for stricter internet regulation. The party has also proposed an industry-wide levy, dubbed a “Twitter tax”, to fund “preventative activity to counter internet harms”. Labour said it had “pressed for ...

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Did Turkey's President Order an Attack on Protesters in Washington, D.C.?

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New video has emerged showing Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan watching as members of his security detail violently attack a group of peaceful protesters who were outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. The incident happened shortly before Erdogan entered the ambassador’s residence after meeting with president Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The video obtained by Voice ...

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Diamond mining industry tries to woo millennials

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Erin Lowry told her partner in 2015 that she did not want an expensive diamond engagement ring. “I said I’d rather you get me a $1,000 solid band and we take the remaining money and put it to the honeymoon,” said the New York-based writer. “I’d much rather have a great trip than the ring I’m wearing.” The statement by ...

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Pence says Trump remains focused on policy priorities, including tax cuts

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Vice President Pence speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington earlier this month. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) With the White House consumed by a series of crises, Vice President Pence on Thursday sought to put a focus on his boss’s agenda for tax cuts and other pro-business priorities. Appearing at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pence received ...

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'RHONY' Star Carole Radziwill Allegedly Recorded Private Convos, Woman Wants It Off the Show (UPDATE)

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Carole Radziwill Threatened by Woman … You Better Not Air Tapes of Our Convos! 5/17/2017 1:02 PM PDT 1:20 PM PT — Bravo says the judge just ruled in its favor, rejecting Barbara’s motion to block … which means Barbara stays in the picture … TV show, in this case.‘Real Housewives of New York‘ star Carole Radziwill secretly recorded talks she had with ...

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