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How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

EL CALLAO, Venezuela (REUTERS) – Venezuela's most successful financial operations in recent years have not occurred on Wall Street, but in gold mining camps in the southern regions of the country. A man melts gold in his laboratory in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, 7 August 2018. REUTERS / William Urdaneta With the economy of the country in fusion, about 300,000 fortune …

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Hitler paintings go unsold at Nuremberg auction

BERLIN (AP) – Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early years as an artist in distress have failed to sell at auction in the city of Nuremberg, in southern Germany, perhaps out of fear that they might be false . The Nuremberg newspaper Nachrichten reported on Sunday that no offers were received on paintings, which had …

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Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king’s rebuke

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Thai political party that appointed a princess as a candidate to the prime minister could be banned from the general elections in March after an activist said Sunday that he would petition for a dissolution. PHOTO FILE: Thai Raksa, leader of the graphic party, Preechapol Pongpanich, has applied for a nomination to the Prime Minister, the …

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South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, deputy Deputy Secretary and Senior Security Advisor Negotiations and Agreements in the US State Department shake hands with the media before their meeting at the Foreign Office in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday 10 February 2019. (AP Photo / Lee Jin-man, Pool) Seoul, South Korea – South Korea and the …

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Israel fights BDS movement as pro-Palestinian campaign gains global support

The campaign has repercussions in the United States, where the Senate has approved a bill on Tuesday that will allow states to punish businesses that take part in Israeli boycotts. But despite vigorous efforts to stop BDS, pressure is increasing. [19659002] Measures calling for a boycott of Israel on the model of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, including divestment from …

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South Korea, US sign new cost-sharing deal for US troops

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, deputy Deputy Secretary and Senior Security Advisor Negotiations and Agreements in the US State Department shake hands with the media before their meeting at the Foreign Office in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday 10 February 2019. (AP Photo / Lee Jin-man, Pool) Seoul, South Korea – South Korea and the …

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A rabbi was worried no one would come to this Holocaust survivor’s funeral. He put out a call on Facebook and 200 people showed up

The 85-year-old survivor of the Holocaust died on 29 January after being diagnosed with three different forms of cancer. Newman said that the elderly man survived only by a nephew in Detroit. On January 30, the night before the funeral, Newman launched an appeal on Facebook asking at least 10 people to attend Ford's funeral so that the ceremony would …

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