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‘Big five’ bank customers vent anger by taking their money elsewhere

Customer cuts up Barclays bank card

Angry bank customers have been voting with their wallets and bombarding co-ops, building societies and credit unions with applications for current accounts over the past week, after the NatWest computer meltdown and the Barclays rate-rigging scandal. Data compiled by the campaign group Move Your Money UK shows an explosion in requests to switch from …

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They will attempt to install a dictatorship – Nigel Farage

With escalating fears regarding the stability of the eurozone, today King World News interviewed former LBMA commodities broker and trader and current MEP Nigel Farage to get his take on the situation.  Farage told KWN he believes there will be an attempt, within months, to install a dictatorship in Europe.  …

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Another day, another US terror attack: airstrike kills 18 civilians in Syria

US airstrike Syria civilian casualties

More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group conducted an aerial assault on Syria’s northeastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. Local sources told Syria’s official news agency, SANA, on Thursday that the airstrike targeted the village …

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WikiLeaks releases more than 500k US diplomatic cables from 1979

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WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, covering numerous incidents such as the Iranian revolution, the siege of Mecca, and Saddam Hussein becoming president of Iraq. Consisting of 531,525 cables, the latest batch – known as ‘Carter Cables III’ – marks the six-year anniversary …

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MPs seek to impeach Tony Blair over the illegal Iraq war

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A number of MPs are seeking to impeach former prime minister Tony Blair using an ancient Parliamentary law. The move, which has cross-party support, could be launched in the aftermath of the Chilcot Inquiry report because of the Labour leader’s alleged role in misleading Parliament over the Iraq War. MPs believe Mr Blair, who …

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J.P. Morgan to pay $1.42 billion to settle some Lehman claims

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JPMorgan Chase & Co will pay $1.42 billion in cash to resolve most of a lawsuit accusing it of draining Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc of critical liquidity in the final days before that investment bank’s September 2008 collapse. The settlement was made public on Monday, and requires approval by U.S. Bankruptcy …

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China slams G7 and its ‘authoritarian rule’

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The Global Times, an official mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party, has slammed the G7 for engaging in “authoritarian rule” and sidelining the importance of major developing countries. The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are currently meeting at the luxury Elmau Castle in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The …

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Obama admits: US overthrew democratically elected Ukrainian government

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Obama told a Fareed Zakaria, a member of both the CFR and Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, that the United States “brokered” the coup in Ukraine last February. Obama’s candid admission should not come as a surprise following the release of a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Victoria Nuland, the US-Assistant Secretary of State for …

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US national debt hits $18 trillion, 70% increase under Obama

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The national debt increased $32 billion dollars in one day to surpass $18 trillion on November 30. That’s a 70% gain under President Obama, who inherited a $10.6 trillion debt when he took office. Keep in mind, Obama was elected in part on the promise of addressing the national debt. …

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Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador Central Bank

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country. The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to …

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Russia demands Obama reply to claim Blackwater operating in Ukraine

Blackwater Ukraine

Earlier this week, Academi, the mercenary successor to Blackwater, told the German newspaper Zeit Online it does not have personnel on the ground in Ukraine assisting the junta in its effort to roll back opposition. Bild am Sonntag, the largest-selling Sunday newspaper in Germany, reported last Sunday the presence of 400 mercenaries from the …

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Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The …

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JPMorgan’s epic fail on Twitter #AskJPM

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JPMorgan canceled a question-and-answer session on Twitter Wednesday after receiving a barrage of critical questions skewering the multinational banking company for legal problems, foreclosure practices, and other ethical transgressions. Starting at least since last week, JPMorgan, the investment and services portion of financial behemoth JPMorgan Chase & Co, asked followers …

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US Marines being deployed along Jordan border with Syria

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US Marines have reportedly been deployed along Jordan border with Syria as the Syrian Army continues to inflict heavy losses on foreign-backed militants. Over 1,000 US troops, who had arrived in the Jordanian port of Aqaba via Israel earlier in the week, have headed toward the kingdom’s border area with …

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“We are in a financial holocaust” – Max Keiser says in Parliament

Max Keiser George Galloway

The economic crisis has led to a “financial holocaust” which will lead to millions of deaths, said Max Keiser, the outspoken activist and financial presenter for the Russia Today television channel. On invitation from Respect MP George Galloway to deliver an address on “the coming currency collapse” on Tuesday night in Parliament’s …

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ASX favours charging for high-frequency trading

ASX Elmer Funke Kupper

The head of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) says charging for certain high-frequency trades is the best way to manage problematic behaviour. ASX Ltd CEO Elmer Funke Kupper estimates that about 15 to 25 per cent of trading on the Australian market is done through high-frequency transactions. “When it comes …

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Romanian president impeached

Romanian President Traian Basescu

Romanian MPs have voted to impeach President Traian Basescu, initiating a process that could oust the unpopular leader in a national referendum. Some 256 of the bicameral parliament’s 372 deputies voted to impeach Basescu, 114 voted against the motion, and two votes were canceled, the final count showed. Senate Speaker …

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