World News (April 24, 2018 Edition): Russia Buys 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In March, Nears 2,000 Tons In Reserves – UK: Telford Grooming Scandal: Former Social Services Boss, Local Lawmakers Exposed as Paedophiles

Russia Buys 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In March – Nears 2,000 Tons In Reserves:

Under the instruction by President Putin, the Bank of Russia has been implementing the program of increasing the absolute share of gold in the gold and currency reserves of Russia for many years.

Trump Bashes “Insane” Iran Deal, Wipes Dandruff Off Macron’s Shoulder

World wine output falls to 60-year low:

PARIS (Reuters) – Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organisation OIV said.

From ‘little rocket man’ to ‘very honorable’: Trump says he wants to meet Kim ‘as soon as possible’

Trump: “Honorable” Kim Jong Un Wants To Hold Historic Summit “As Soon As Possible”

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Turkish President Erdogan Blasts The US For “Sending 5,000 Trucks Loaded With Weapons To Northern Syria”:

“We cannot buy weapons from the US with our money, but unfortunately, the US and coalition forces give these weapons, this ammunition, to terrorist organizations for free,”

Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US

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Ron Paul Asks “What Will Weapons Inspectors Find In Syria… And Does It Matter?”:

A hasty decision to use force is foolish and dangerous. As Western journalists reporting from Douma are raising big questions about the official US story of the so-called gas attack, Trump’s inclination to shoot first and ask questions later may prove to be his downfall.

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Toronto Killer Van Attack Suspect Named As Alek Minassian

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Taiwan warns increased Chinese military drills threaten invasion

Taiwan warns increased Chinese military drills threaten invasion

AN escalation in Chinese military drills has upset one nation, which has now warned Beijing of dangerous consequences if it invades.

AN increase in the size and frequency of Chinese military operations off the coast of Taiwan has drawn a stern warning over escalating tensions.

An annual defence review presented yesterday in Taipei stated the military drills posed an “enormous threat” to Taiwan, but also warned Beijing would “pay a very high price” if it attempted to invade.

The island of Taiwan was a province of China prior to a civil war in 1949. As Communist forces took control of the mainland, China’s government fled to Taiwan.

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‘Gross interference with domestic affairs’: China furious at Trump’s $1.4 BILLION Taiwan arms deal

‘Gross interference with domestic affairs’: China furious at Trump’s $1.4bn Taiwan arms deal:

The Chinese people “have every right to be outraged” by the new $1.4 billion US arms deal with Taiwan, Beijing has said, arguing that the sale means the Trump administration is contradicting earlier statements on maintaining peace in the region.

Washington has made the “wrong decision to sell arms to Taiwan in disregard of China’s strong representations,” reads a statement released on Friday by the Chinese embassy in the US.

On top of violating several joint communiques, the deal “grossly interferes [in] China’s domestic affairs, jeopardizes China’s sovereign and security interest and undermines China’s efforts to realize national unification,” the embassy says. “The Chinese government and Chinese people have every right to be outraged,” it adds.

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