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Study: 70 percent of Americans on prescription drugs

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Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. Mayo Clinic researchers report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found …

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Afghan opium cultivation ‘grew 40-fold’ under US occupation

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Opium production in Afghanistan has “grown fortyfold” in the 13 years of US Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the head of the Russian Security Council. The intervention has “exacerbated existing problems,” rather than solved them. “Unfortunately, the failed policy of Washington did not solve, but on the contrary exacerbated, the …

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Russia’s new military doctrine lists NATO and US as threats

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Russia has adopted an updated version of its military doctrine, which reflects the emergence of new threats against its national security. NATO military buildup and American Prompt Global Strike concept are listed among them. The new doctrine was approved on Friday by President Vladimir Putin. Its core remains unchanged from …

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Two boxes of Hillary Clinton’s emails go missing during FBI probe

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The FBI’s notes on its investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s private email server raise questions about two “bankers boxes” of printed emails that went missing in the course of the probe, Fox News reports. Among the FBI’s lengthy report are its notes from a 2015 interview with an unnamed Office of Information Programs and Services …

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Stock market set for more volatility as China dumps US bonds

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Stock markets around the world faced immense volatility this past week. To begin the week, Wall Street was down 1,000 points on Monday’s opening bell. And trading in the single session was halted 1,200 times alone! In a market that typically only experiences a handful of halts per …

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Russian fighter jets destroy ISIS oil convoy headed to Turkey

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One month ago, after a farcial year-long campaign to “destroy” ISIS, which achieved absolutely nothing but made the Islamic State grow bigger and stronger, culminating with the numerous terrorist attacks in the month of November, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell told Charlie Rose on PBS that the reason the US had …

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China is almost ready to replace the US dollar

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From Filip Karinja As the US dollar’s reign as global reserve currency appears to be ending, are we seeing the beginning of a new dawn in the east? Throughout history, global reserve currencies have proven to last for only so long. Before the United States’ currency reigned supreme, the currencies of …

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Ukraine bans currency trading due to hyperinflation

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The National Bank of Ukraine has banned banks from buying foreign currency for their clients until the end of the week in a fresh attempt to halt the national currency’s free fall. Hours after the measure was announced, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for an emergency session of parliament to …

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Sudan’s President: CIA and Mossad are behind ISIS and Boko Haram

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s President has claimed the CIA, America’s intelligence agency, and Israel’s Mossad are behind the Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and ISIS. Omar al-Bashir used an interview with Euronews to claim there was a connection between the American and Israeli intelligence organisations and both extremist groups. He spoke after Isis released a video …

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China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran

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China wants to strengthen its military ties with Iran, the nation’s Defense Minister said today, confirming Beijing’s commitment to expand diplomatic and political connections with Tehran despite concerns over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Chang Wanquan said that the two nations’ …

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Cairns to halt water fluoridation (Australia)

Fluoride water Cairns

The Cairns City Council will remove fluoride from its water supply, saying it amounts to the “involuntary medication” of residents. But the council says it won’t be doing anything to determine if there’s broad community support for fluoridation to continue. “If people want to have access to fluoride, they need …

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Morgan Stanley: Australia needs stimulus to avoid recession

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Australia could face its first recession in almost 25 years unless authorities further stimulate the economy, Morgan Stanley said. The nation’s economy will expand just 1.9 percent in 2015, with 1.5 percentage points of that coming from higher exports, and unemployment will climb to 6.8 percent, Morgan Stanley economists led by Daniel …

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Saudi anti-govt leader sentenced to death by crucifixion

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a figurehead of the Shia minority protests that have rumbled in Saudi Arabia since 2011, was sentenced to death on Wednesday, his brother announced on Twitter. Mohammed al-Nimr said his brother was found guilty by a Riyadh court of “encouraging foreign meddling” from Iran, and disobeying the government with …

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China: America has lost face and is sick

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Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island. A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression. There was no mention as to why a US …

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Big name retail stores continue to close down

Retail stores closing

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The hottest trend in retail right now is store closures – lots of them! This trend was brewing last year and seems to show no signs of stopping in 2016. Some of America’s biggest retailers are shrinking their footprint as consumers are choosing to use what’s left …

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