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Independent
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents releasedCorporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s execu
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
Independent / Posted yesterday
Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American Tobacco and Philip Morris. But the documents, as released, revealed little else. Almost all the... Read more
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Independent
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tabacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents releasedCorporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s execu
TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tabacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
Independent / Posted yesterday
Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American Tobacco and Philip Morris. But the documents, as released, revealed little else. Almost all the... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Other ParisAlthough the alienated, impoverished immigrant communities outside Paris are in
The Other Paris
The New Yorker / Posted 2 days ago
Although the alienated, impoverished immigrant communities outside Paris are increasingly prone to anti-Semitism, the profiles of French jihadists don’t track closely with class. Many of them have come from bourgeois families.Credit Photograph by... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Iran Deal Will Trigger Major War in Middle Eastwell have said: Giving the mullahs in Iran the opportunity to get advanced conv
Iran Deal Will Trigger Major War in Middle East
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
well have said: Giving the mullahs in Iran the opportunity to get advanced conventional weapons, ICBMs, nuclear weapons and tens of billion of dollars to fund terrorist organizations and destabilize other countries in the region. You might have... Read more
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Salon.com
Slavoj Žižek: Ayn Rand’s Tea Party lie — Now we know who John Galt isThis paradox was rendered palpable in the autumn 2013 shutdown of the U.S. stat
Slavoj Žižek: Ayn Rand’s Tea Party lie — Now we know who John Galt is
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
This paradox was rendered palpable in the autumn 2013 shutdown of the U.S. state apparatus. What was this shutdown really about? In the middle of April 2009, I was taking a rest in a hotel room in Syracuse, N.Y., jumping between two channels: a PBS... Read more
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Salon.com
White people were America’s real “anchor babies”: A history lesson for the Republican PartyIn recent days, Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates have
White people were America’s real “anchor babies”: A history lesson for the Republican Party
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
In recent days, Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates have begun using an ugly racial slur to describe the children of Hispanic and Latino origin who are born in the United States to undocumented parents: “Anchor babies.” The... Read more
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Radio Angulo
High Spiritual Costs of US Blockade on Cubatrade embargo against Cuba turns 55 next October, whose effects are clear in th
High Spiritual Costs of US Blockade on Cuba
Radio Angulo / Posted 6 days ago
trade embargo against Cuba turns 55 next October, whose effects are clear in the dilapidated buildings, scant food supply of Cuban stores and infrastructure around the Caribbean nation. But what's not easy to see is the spiritual cost.... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Minorities’-woesLate last week, Syrian activists announced that the Islamic State (IS) group ha
Minorities’-woes
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
Late last week, Syrian activists announced that the Islamic State (IS) group had kidnapped dozens of Christians from a village on the outskirts of Homs. The Christians were abducted for having allegedly “cooperated” with the regime of Syrian... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
U.S. priest: Spiritual costs of Cuban embargo have been highThe U.S. trade embargo against Cuba turns 55 in October, and its effects are cl
U.S. priest: Spiritual costs of Cuban embargo have been high
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 7 days ago
The U.S. trade embargo against Cuba turns 55 in October, and its effects are clear in the dilapidated buildings, scant food supply of Cuban stores and infrastructure around the island. But what's not easy to see is the spiritual cost. Trinitarian... Read more
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Salon.com
“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history studentsNo living historian has done more to shape our understanding of the American Ci
“People know next to nothing about Reconstruction”: The pernicious Civil War revisionism poisoning American history students
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
No living historian has done more to shape our understanding of the American Civil War era than Eric Foner. A rare scholar who is both prominent outside the historical community and esteemed within it, over the course of a fifty-year career Foner has... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Escape from freedomWhat leads young European Muslims in their thousands to give up lives in France
Escape from freedom
Rutland Herald / Posted 12 days ago
What leads young European Muslims in their thousands to give up lives in France, Britain or Germany, enlist in the ranks of the movement calling itself Islamic State, and dedicate themselves to the unlikely aim of establishing a caliphate backed by... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Russia’s brief, shining moment: The city of Perm and its meandering dance with historyThe era feels impossible now, in a Russia that’s increasingly closed, controlle
Russia’s brief, shining moment: The city of Perm and its meandering dance with history
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
The era feels impossible now, in a Russia that’s increasingly closed, controlled and paranoid: Crowds dancing as buskers played world beats in a muddy field outside the governor’s office. A government-supported contemporary art gallery displaying... Read more
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Christian Today
Azerbaijan: Outrage at 'politically motivated' prison sentences for rights activistsArif and Leyla Yunus have been sentenced to long prison terms. Long jail sente
Azerbaijan: Outrage at 'politically motivated' prison sentences for rights activists
Christian Today / Posted 13 days ago
Arif and Leyla Yunus have been sentenced to long prison terms. Long jail sentences given to an Azerbaijani couple who fought for human rights in their country have been greeted with outrage by campaigners. Leyla and Arif Yunus were sentenced... Read more
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Washington Post
Is Hungary run by the radical right?Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Or
Is Hungary run by the radical right?
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. (Yuri Kochetkov/Associated Press) Last month, Viktor Orbán gave the most significant radical right speech in Europe of the past decades. To those unfamiliar with... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Sammi Awuku re-elected IYDU Vice ChairmanPolitics of Sunday, 9 August 2015 The National Youth Organizer of the oppositi
Sammi Awuku re-elected IYDU Vice Chairman
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 19 days ago
Politics of Sunday, 9 August 2015 The National Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku, has been elected Vice Chairman of the youth wing of the International Young Democrat Union (IYDU), a global alliance of centre-right... Read more
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Salon.com
The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastropheThe Ukraine crisis and the attendant confrontation with Russia assume a “phony
The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
The Ukraine crisis and the attendant confrontation with Russia assume a “phony war” feel these days. As in the perversely calm months between the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the Blitzkrieg into the Low Countries the following... Read more
19d
Zero Hedge
"We Have A Civil War": Inside Turkey's Descent Into Political, Social, And Economic Chaosfor a new "comprehensive battle." Turkey has had a difficult time explaining w
"We Have A Civil War": Inside Turkey's Descent Into Political, Social, And Economic Chaos
Zero Hedge / Posted 19 days ago
for a new "comprehensive battle." Turkey has had a difficult time explaining why, after obtaining NATO support for a new offensive campaign to root out "terrorists", its efforts have concentrated almost solely on the PKK and not on ISIS. As we’ve... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dominating Muslims, Domesticating Islam: How the Middle East was Lost – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsDominating Muslims, Domesticating Islam: How the Middle East was LostKhaled Abo
Dominating Muslims, Domesticating Islam: How the Middle East was Lost – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 days ago
Dominating Muslims, Domesticating Islam: How the Middle East was LostKhaled Abou El FadlABC Religion and Ethics 6 Aug 2015 The West relies on dictators like Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who will 'reform' or reconstruct an Islam that is more consistent with... Read more
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Washington Post
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates
Washington Post / Posted 20 days ago
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact checks of the debates for the 2016 presidential election cycle. Fox News aired two debates on Thursday: a prime-time event starring ten candidates and an earlier debate... Read more
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Independent
Republican 2016 debate: Fact-checking the candidates' claimsNot every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following i
Republican 2016 debate: Fact-checking the candidates' claims
Independent / Posted 20 days ago
Not every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following is a list of 20 suspicious claims. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios when we do a roundup of facts in debates. But astute readers should be able to figure out... Read more
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Washington Post
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact
Fact Checking the first GOP presidential debates
Washington Post / Posted 20 days ago
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Welcome to our first edition of fact checks of the debates for the 2016 presidential election cycle. Fox News aired two debates on Thursday: a prime-time event starring ten candidates and an earlier debate... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Why Americans Believe that Bombing Hiroshima was NecessaryKohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MDAugust 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic
Why Americans Believe that Bombing Hiroshima was Necessary
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
KohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MDAugust 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman... Read more
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Washington Post
Libyan security force became a lesson in failurenews conference on March 8, 2014, in the capital, Tripoli. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP v
Libyan security force became a lesson in failure
Washington Post / Posted 22 days ago
news conference on March 8, 2014, in the capital, Tripoli. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images) It was Ali Zeidan’s first official visit to Washington, and the then-Libyan prime minister had an urgent request: help us build a new military force,... Read more
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Independent
Habib Essid interview: Tunisia's PM on why he believes his country's increasingly perilous position is the fault of the Western powersIn his office in the stately Dar El Bey building, a palace of white marble floo
Habib Essid interview: Tunisia's PM on why he believes his country's increasingly perilous position is the fault of the Western powers
Independent / Posted 22 days ago
In his office in the stately Dar El Bey building, a palace of white marble floors and elegant archways, the Prime Minister attempts to justify a recent crackdown of public freedom after the twin jihadist massacres at the Bardo Museum in Tunis and the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male Orgasm – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsA Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male Orgasm – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 days ago
A Right to Prostitute Others? Amnesty International and the Privileging of the Male OrgasmCaroline NormaABC Religion and Ethics 3 Aug 2015 Amnesty described prostituting others as an exercise of "personal autonomy" and condemns government policy... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Voters First GOP Candidates ForumTO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE T
Voters First GOP Candidates Forum
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 23 days ago
TO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE HIGH ON TO SIGN. THE HOG AND PUT THE BILLS ON OUR WHAT ARE THE TWO FIRST EXECUTIVE CHILDREN. ORDERS YOU WOULD PUSH THROUGH. THAT IS IMMORAL. SO I... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Voters First GOP Candidates ForumTO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE T
Voters First GOP Candidates Forum
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 23 days ago
TO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE HIGH ON TO SIGN. THE HOG AND PUT THE BILLS ON OUR WHAT ARE THE TWO FIRST EXECUTIVE CHILDREN. ORDERS YOU WOULD PUSH THROUGH. THAT IS IMMORAL. SO I... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Voters First GOP Candidates ForumTO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE T
Voters First GOP Candidates Forum
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 23 days ago
TO DO, THE IN ADDITION TO, THAT WE DON'T FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDER I'M GOING HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE HIGH ON TO SIGN. THE HOG AND PUT THE BILLS ON OUR WHAT ARE THE TWO FIRST EXECUTIVE CHILDREN. ORDERS YOU WOULD PUSH THROUGH. THAT IS IMMORAL. SO I... Read more
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Pravda
OSCE: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak Every Evilhave to raise our voices about the GENOCIDE being conducted by the US-Ukrainian
OSCE: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak Every Evil
Pravda / Posted 25 days ago
have to raise our voices about the GENOCIDE being conducted by the US-Ukrainian Nazi government forces against the people of Donbass? How many times do the people from OSCE have to be shown the torn bodies of women, children and pensioners and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mozambique's 40 Years of Independence - Past and Present ChallengesIn 40 years of self-rule Mozambique has undergone drastic political and economi
Mozambique's 40 Years of Independence - Past and Present Challenges
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
In 40 years of self-rule Mozambique has undergone drastic political and economic changes, from a socialist one-party state and to a neoliberal democracy. The people of Mozambique have been plunged into - and survived - a civil war, political crisis... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Combating Racism, Reclaiming Patriotism – Opinion – ABC Religion & EthicsAustralian National University, Canberra, on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. Earlier
Combating Racism, Reclaiming Patriotism – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 27 days ago
Australian National University, Canberra, on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. Earlier this week I began reading Between the World and Me, a book by the American writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. It's a book that takes the form of a letter to his teenage son,... Read more
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The Moscow Times
EU Visits to Crimea Reflect Democracy, Not Divisions Over Russia, Say Analystsa criminal investigation into a visit last week by 10 French lawmakers to Crime
EU Visits to Crimea Reflect Democracy, Not Divisions Over Russia, Say Analysts
The Moscow Times / Posted 28 days ago
a criminal investigation into a visit last week by 10 French lawmakers to Crimea, the current trend for delegations of European lawmakers visiting the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine last year shows that opinion on Russia policy... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Whither Palestine? (Part Two)After the 1947-48 catastrophic Nakba the response of the dispossessed Palestini
Whither Palestine? (Part Two)
Daily Maverick / Posted 30 days ago
After the 1947-48 catastrophic Nakba the response of the dispossessed Palestinian people was initially seen as a matter of armed resistance to reclaim their land and expel alien Jewish settlers. After decades of struggle and sacrifice the notion of a... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Mario Masuku: The Swazi struggle goes onGN: Tell us a little bit about your release from prison, the charges against yo
Mario Masuku: The Swazi struggle goes on
Daily Maverick / Posted 30 days ago
GN: Tell us a little bit about your release from prison, the charges against you, and the fight you've had against that system. MM: Since the 1980s I have been part of the people calling for a democratisation of Swaziland against the regime that... Read more
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Aljazeera
Austria investigates Dutch politician's remarksDutch politician Geert Wilders, known for his anti-immigration stance, made rem
Austria investigates Dutch politician's remarks
Aljazeera / Posted 30 days ago
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, known for his anti-immigration stance, made remarks that could amount to incitement of hatred in a speech during a political event he attended in Vienna. The Austrian newspaper Kurier reported on Monday that... Read more
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Business Standard India
Decoding PutinismBooks/St. Martin's Press For Christmas in 2013, President Vladimir V Putin sen
Decoding Putinism
Business Standard India / Posted 30 days ago
Books/St. Martin's Press For Christmas in 2013, President Vladimir V Putin sent three books to every regional governor and other senior officials in Russia. One of them was Our Tasks by Ivan Ilyin, an early-20th-century Russian philosopher who... Read more
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Mashable
Greek finance minister asked hackers to break into its tax databaseGreece's former finance minister is a leather-jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding
Greek finance minister asked hackers to break into its tax database
Mashable / Posted 30 days ago
Greece's former finance minister is a leather-jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding rebel — and now he's proven it, by admitting that he used "unorthodox" methods to get into the country's tax database. By "unorthodox," he means, reportedly,... Read more
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Medical News Today
What is euthanasia (assisted suicide)? What is the definition of assisted suicide or euthanasia?Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying)
What is euthanasia (assisted suicide)? What is the definition of assisted suicide or euthanasia?
Medical News Today / Posted 30 days ago
Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide (dying) , doctor-assisted dying (suicide) , and more loosely termed mercy killing, basically means to take a deliberate action with the express intention of ending a life to... Read more
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The New Yorker
Greece’s Ex-Finance Minister Tells AllYanis Varoufakis said, “There are times when you say, ‘I’m not going to sign so
Greece’s Ex-Finance Minister Tells All
The New Yorker / Posted 30 days ago
Yanis Varoufakis said, “There are times when you say, ‘I’m not going to sign something I disagree with. And stuff the consequences!’ ”Credit Photograph by Davide Monteleone / VII On July 4th, the night before a referendum asked the Greek people to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Century-Old RelationshipEthiopia is considered to be a strategic partner of the United States and the r
A Century-Old Relationship
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
Ethiopia is considered to be a strategic partner of the United States and the relationship goes as far back as the first decade of the 20th century. Throughout successive regimes, the relationship between the two countries has blown both hot and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Obama's 'Homecoming' Highlights Economic Boombut the rewards can be huge. His company, a porridge maker called Stawi, strugg
Obama's 'Homecoming' Highlights Economic Boom
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
but the rewards can be huge. His company, a porridge maker called Stawi, struggles with everything from licensing laws and high electricity costs to the traffic-clogged roads that slow his delivery trucks. Last year, Muthomi took part in a... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
France approves 'Big Brother' surveillance powers despite UN concernThe constitutional council made only minor tweaks to the legislation that human
France approves 'Big Brother' surveillance powers despite UN concern
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
The constitutional council made only minor tweaks to the legislation that human rights and privacy campaigners as well as the United Nations have described as paving the way for “very intrusive” surveillance and state-approved eavesdropping and... Read more
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Aljazeera
Obama's 'homecoming' to Kenya highlights economic boombut the rewards can be huge. His company, a porridge maker called Stawi, strugg
Obama's 'homecoming' to Kenya highlights economic boom
Aljazeera / Posted 1 months ago
but the rewards can be huge. His company, a porridge maker called Stawi, struggles with everything from licensing laws and high electricity costs to the traffic-clogged roads that slow his delivery trucks. Last year, Muthomi took part in a... Read more
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WA Today
$A dives below US73cHaving witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liqu
$A dives below US73c
WA Today / Posted 1 months ago
Having witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liquidated all my stocks and waiting for the inevitable. Before you all jump down my throat I am a pragmatic and glass half full person but there is only one direction for... Read more
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Canberra Times
$A dives on China dataHaving witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liqu
$A dives on China data
Canberra Times / Posted 1 months ago
Having witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liquidated all my stocks and waiting for the inevitable. Before you all jump down my throat I am a pragmatic and glass half full person but there is only one direction for... Read more
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Brisbane Times
$A dives on China dataHaving witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liqu
$A dives on China data
Brisbane Times / Posted 1 months ago
Having witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liquidated all my stocks and waiting for the inevitable. Before you all jump down my throat I am a pragmatic and glass half full person but there is only one direction for... Read more
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The Age
$A dives on China dataHaving witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liqu
$A dives on China data
The Age / Posted 1 months ago
Having witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liquidated all my stocks and waiting for the inevitable. Before you all jump down my throat I am a pragmatic and glass half full person but there is only one direction for... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
$A dives on China dataHaving witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liqu
$A dives on China data
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Having witnessed the recent shenanigans on the Chinese stock market I have liquidated all my stocks and waiting for the inevitable. Before you all jump down my throat I am a pragmatic and glass half full person but there is only one direction for... Read more
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