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Zuckerberg warns break-up of Facebook will lead to Chinese tech dominance

By ethan / July 19, 2018

Calls to break up Facebook in order to even out the playing field for competitors would result in a Chinese tech companies filling the void, said the social network’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. He pointed to the fact that the Chinese firms which will likely step in and dominate don’t have traditional American values. “I think […]

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Alien vs Predator: Erdogan & Netanyahu vying for Mideast dominance – Blumenthal

By ethan / April 2, 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuse one another of mass human rights crimes and both are correct: neither can claim the moral high ground, both are battling from the depths of depravity, Max Blumenthal told RT. Israel is being slammed for how its military is handling ongoing protests at the Gaza border. The annual […]

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Death of US dollar? China launches petro-yuan to challenge greenback’s dominance

By ethan / March 26, 2018

The highly anticipated yuan-backed crude oil futures have been launched in Shanghai. China is the world’s biggest oil consumer, with eyes on rival benchmarks Brent and WTI as well as the US currency. Trading of the new oil futures contracts for September settlement started on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange at 440.20 yuan ($ 69.70) […]

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Russia overtakes China in gold reserves race to end US dollar dominance

By ethan / February 26, 2018

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) boosted its holdings of gold by almost 20 metric tons last month, with reserves reaching 1,857 tons. It has increased its holdings every month since March 2015. Russia is now among the top five gold holders after surpassing China, which reportedly holds 1,843 tons. Over the last 15 years, […]

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Imagined Russia threat is pretext for US dominance in Europe through NATO – Lavrov

By ethan / February 17, 2018

Citing a perceived Russian threat, the US is trying to get a foothold in Europe by means of NATO, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The alliance continues to expand, devouring even Moscow’s historical allies in the Balkans. As Russophobic rhetoric in the West never seems to abate, the presence of foreign troops on Russia’s borders […]

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