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US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows
Mar06

US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sees U.S. corn and soybean exports generally increasing over the coming decade but the U.S. share of global sales will shrink as competition from South American producers heats up, the government said in its annual report. …read more Source:...

Putin unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons systems
Mar06

Putin unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed new nuclear weapons he said could hit any target around the globe with little chance of interception. Putin warned during his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday that an attack on Russia or any of its allies would elicit an immediate response from Moscow. Video footage of the new weapons was...

Politics: ‘The Russian bear came out of hibernation’: The US’s top intelligence official issues an ominous warning to Congress
Mar06

Politics: ‘The Russian bear came out of hibernation’: The US’s top intelligence official issues an ominous warning to Congress

"Thanks to Vladimir Putin, we've gotten a wake-up call," said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that Russia has come “out of hibernation” and poses a stark threat — cyber and otherwise — to the US and its allies. “Thanks to [Russian President]...

Russian plane crash kills 71 people on-board
Feb12

Russian plane crash kills 71 people on-board

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday, February 10, near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city’s airports. Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed that there were no survivors but did not give the number of people on board. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared...

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting Putin in 2006
Feb12

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting Putin in 2006

AMSTERDAM – Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra admitted on Monday that he lied about hearing Russian President Vladimir Putin make comments about plans for a ?greater Russia.? , While election campaigning two years ago, Zijlstra said that in 2006 he had been at Putin’s dacha when he heard the Kremlin leader speak of plans for a...

Last Batch Of Nigerian Peacekeepers Depart Liberia
Feb10

Last Batch Of Nigerian Peacekeepers Depart Liberia

(Premium Times/Nigeria) – The last batch of 200 Nigerian peacekeepers deployed to Liberia under the UN Mission in Liberia (UNSMIL) have withdrawn after five years following the conclusion of their mission in the country. The last military protection force in UNSMIL left Liberia on Thursday as part of the termination of the mission’s...

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’
Jan31

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’

MOSCOW – The U.S. Treasury Department named major Russian businessmen including the heads of the country’s two biggest banks, metals magnates and the boss of the state gas monopoly on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin. , The list of 210 people, including 96 ‘oligarchs’ with wealth of $1 billion or more, was drawn up as...

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’
Jan31

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’

MOSCOW – The U.S. Treasury Department named major Russian businessmen including the heads of the country’s two biggest banks, metals magnates and the boss of the state gas monopoly on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin. , The list of 210 people, including 96 ‘oligarchs’ with wealth of $1 billion or more, was drawn up as...

Evening News Headlines
Jan06

Evening News Headlines

News Highlights Fired CSs to remain in office Cabinet secretaries who were yesterday dropped by President Uhuru Kenyatta will remain in office until a new cabinet is fully constituted. This is according to Statehouse spokesman Manoah Esipisu. President Kenyatta has promised to fully constitute the cabinet in the coming days with individuals who...

Politics: From the Pentagon’s UFO program to death by cyanide at the UN court: 17 unbelievable stories that got lost in the relentless news cycle of 2017
Jan02

Politics: From the Pentagon’s UFO program to death by cyanide at the UN court: 17 unbelievable stories that got lost in the relentless news cycle of 2017

The news cycle moved incredibly fast in 2017, and there were plenty of fascinating stories you might have missed. President Donald Trump. Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma. The Russia investigation. The #MeToo movement. Las Vegas. There were so many huge, consequential stories in 2017, and they all came at a breakneck pace, one after another....

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