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Russia provides energy to Ukrainian rebels and arms the Taliban

Russia announced it will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas after the Ukrainian government cut off their electricity.
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Ivanka Trump discusses women’s rights with Europe’s most powerful women

Scattered groans and hisses were heard as the 'First Daughter' described her father as "a tremendous champion of supporting families."
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Central banks expand their power around the globe

Central banks worldwide are likely to get even broader mandates and will retain many of their often improvised unconventional tools

New elections offer Britain ‘second’ Brexit vote in June

In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union.
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The “mother of all bombs” fades in comparison to US mini-nukes

In December, the Defense Science Board, submitted a report advising the Pentagon to invest in low-yield nuclear weapons that could provide “a rapid, tailored nuclear option for limited use.”
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EU climate policies not in line with Paris Agreement

Despite all of the fanfare that went on at the time, it seems that there are currently only 3 European Union countries pursuing the agreed climate policies.
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Bitcoin helps Venezuelans to buy necessities

Some believe that the crypto-currency will become more popular in Venezuela as economic uncertainty escalates
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Many children missing in flooded Colombia town where 262 died

The death toll from the flood was expected to rise as many people were injured or remained unaccounted for.
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EU wants access to encrypted messaging application data

Options will range from voluntary cooperation to enacting laws to require messaging providers to open encryption backdoors to law enforcement authorities.
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Venezuela Supreme Court gives power back to congress

Security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in Venezuela's capital Caracas.



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