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Iranians changing money for gold ahead of US sanctions

By ethan / August 6, 2018

Gold prices in Iran are hitting record levels daily as Iranians seek to protect their savings against pending US sanctions that are dragging down the national currency. The White House is on the verge of reinstating sanctions against the Islamic Republic that were lifted following the historic nuclear deal sealed between Tehran and world powers […]

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No hackers, just changing position: MSNBC pundit Joy Reid apologizes for blog posts

By ethan / June 1, 2018

Controversial MSNBC commentator Joy Reid has apologized for blog posts about Israel, 9/11 and John McCain, choosing not to blame phantom “hackers” this time. The network is standing by Reid, saying she has “grown and evolved.” “There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where […]

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The Great Russian Bot Panic: Is evidence of no evidence finally changing minds?

By ethan / March 1, 2018

There are just the merest signs that common sense may be making a rare appearance in the debate around the Great Russian Bot Panic. Some unlikely sources have even suggested perhaps Russian interference is not behind everything. A mixture of healthy skepticism and a lack of evidence looks to be shifting the debate around just […]

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Video assistant referees and racism: Changing attitudes and laws in football

By ethan / February 9, 2018

Fans from around the globe will descend upon Russia for the World Cup this summer, creating an eclectic festival of football. German-born Nigerian international Leon Balogun perhaps personifies that blend of footballing cultures. The defender plays his club football with Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05, but will be appearing at Russia 2018 in the stylish […]

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Two-thirds of Russians feel incapable of changing domestic situation, poll shows

By ethan / November 15, 2017

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 14:27 The majority of Russians say they feel completely unable to change anything in their country, and almost as many say they feel no personal responsibility for their motherland, according to a recent poll. The research, released by the independent Russian sociological research agency Levada on Wednesday, showed that 68 […]

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