Archive for January, 2018

France to add illegal drugs to GDP calculation, but not prostitution

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on France to add illegal drugs to GDP calculation, but not prostitution
Preview France's national statistics bureau will now add illegal drug sales when measuring its GDP in adherence with EU rules. It still falls short of full compliance though, as it requires counting in prostitution too.
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Russia testing helicopter drone capable of carrying ‘serious weaponry’

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Russia testing helicopter drone capable of carrying ‘serious weaponry’
Preview New unmanned helicopters capable of carrying large payloads are undergoing ground tests in Russia, the state-owned Rostec corporation has said. The prospective aircraft is expected to outclass other modern copter UAVs.
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Russian babushka wades barefoot through river in bitter cold (VIDEO)

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Russian babushka wades barefoot through river in bitter cold (VIDEO)
Preview Below-freezing temperatures did not deter an elderly Russian woman from walking barefoot across a river in Vologda Region. The brave soul, who seemed unfazed by the bone-chilling cold, said she just had to go buy some bread.
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N. Korea would see blanket ban of oil supplies as declaration of war – Russian envoy

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on N. Korea would see blanket ban of oil supplies as declaration of war – Russian envoy
Preview Imposing a total ban on oil exports to North Korea would mean a full blockade and will be considered as a declaration of war by Pyongyang, Russia's ambassador to North Korea has cautioned.
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Fin24.com | ZSE worst performing market in Africa as January ends

Posted by Fin24 Markets on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Fin24.com | ZSE worst performing market in Africa as January ends
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, Africa’s best performing equities market in 2017, is currently this year’s worst performing market after losing close to 10% since the start of the year.

Fin24.com | ZSE worst performing market in Africa as January ends

Posted by Fin24 Markets on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Fin24.com | ZSE worst performing market in Africa as January ends
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, Africa’s best performing equities market in 2017, is currently this year’s worst performing market after losing close to 10% since the start of the year.

Israelis sue Kiwis over Lorde’s cancelled Tel Aviv gig in 1st case under anti-boycott law

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Israelis sue Kiwis over Lorde’s cancelled Tel Aviv gig in 1st case under anti-boycott law
Preview A Jewish rights group said it was taking to court two New Zealanders who urged their compatriot, pop singer Lorde, to call off her Israeli concerts. The lawsuit is said to test Israel’s controversial anti-boycott law.
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Surveillance of minors could prevent attacks by ‘brainwashed’ ISIS children – German intel chief

Posted by RT on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Surveillance of minors could prevent attacks by ‘brainwashed’ ISIS children – German intel chief
Preview Germany's domestic intelligence chief is urging Berlin to review laws restricting the surveillance of minors, warning that "brainwashed" children who grew up with Islamic State ideology could be "living time bombs."
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Fin24.com | JSE closes mostly unchanged

Posted by Fin24 Markets on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Fin24.com | JSE closes mostly unchanged
The JSE parred earlier losses to close fairly unchanged, the All-Share index closed down by 0.07%, the blue-chip Top 40 down 0.16% and industrials down by 0.11%.

Fin24.com | JSE closes mostly unchanged

Posted by Fin24 Markets on January 31, 2018  |   Comments Off on Fin24.com | JSE closes mostly unchanged
The JSE parred earlier losses to close fairly unchanged, the All-Share index closed down by 0.07%, the blue-chip Top 40 down 0.16% and industrials down by 0.11%.
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