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Air Pollution in New Delhi More Toxic than Chain Smoking

For days, New Delhi has been blanketed in what looks like a heavy fog. Lack of visibility has forced the local government to restrict traffic, close schools, halt construction projects, and delay flights. The fog is actually air pollution, the severity of which has been compared to smoking 44 cigarettes in one day. PM 2.5 levels are as high as ...

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Saudis to Confiscate $800B in Corruption Purge – Here is the Real Reason

The Saudi Arabian government is seeking to confiscate $800 billion in cash and assets from the kingdom’s elite in what it is calling a ‘crackdown on corruption.’ More than 60 prominent Saudis have been detained since Saturday, including Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, a billionaire investor who has been accused of bribery, money laundering, and extortion. Many others, including hundreds of ...

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Venezuela Averts Default, But For How Long?

Just like most other socialist countries, Venezuela seems to be facing an imminent collapse. The political system is corrupt, the social system is failing with one of the highest murder rates in the world, citizens are leaving the country at record levels and the economy is hanging on by a thread. It sounds like some of the scenarios we saw ...

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Democracy Finished in Venezuela

Venezuela held state elections last weekend. Despite opinion polls that predicted a landslide win for the opposition party, the central government is claiming that the ruling party won 18 of 24 governors’ seats. Opposition winners were blocked from taking office in five states and were replaced with ruling party substitutes. This move effectively deprived the opposition of nearly all its remaining elected offices. The US ...

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NAFTA – Another Round Begins

A new round of negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States began on Wednesday October 11. The occasion was marked by a face to face meeting at the White House between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Harsh criticism of NAFTA was a staple of candidate Trump’s ...

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Can Trump Stop the New Persian Empire?

Iraqi troops, alongside their Iranian allies, have been caught using American tanks and weaponry in the process of their assault on Kurdish separatists. After days of denying an attack was coming, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s words have proven false after forces captured parts the oil-rich city of Kirkuk early Sunday morning. Many of the inhabitants of Kirkuk, who overwhelmingly ...

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No, China doesn’t Have a Free Market Economy

Next week, China will meet to determine who will lead the Communist Party for the next five years. Before then, market regulators have been working tirelessly to make sure stocks remain stable. Investors have been halted from excessive share selling and the Chinese government is manipulating the market with state-backed investment funds to keep it from fluctuating. “Beijing’s calming efforts appear ...

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Kaspersky Software May have Helped the Russians Steal NSA Secrets

According to The Wall Street Journal, Russian hackers stole confidential documents from the U.S. National Security Agency through a contractor’s home computer that was using antivirus software from the Moscow-based Kaspersky. However, it hasn’t been confirmed and the article is based on unnamed sources. “Whether the information is credible or not, NSA’s policy is never to comment on affiliate or personnel ...

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