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Trade war to accelerate decline of US empire as China & India dominance grows – Dr. Doom Marc Faber

US influence on the global economy has been gradually falling, and emerging economies like China and India can overtake the US as global leaders, according to Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Read Full Article at RT.com

S&P affirms Russia's credit rating, says Moscow is able to weather new sanctions

S&P Global has affirmed Russia's BBB long-term and short-term sovereign credit rating, noting that the country's balance of payments and fiscal health should allow it to weather challenges that might arise from future sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on China and the European Union on Friday, accusing them of manipulating their national currencies and interest rates. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump says US ready to tax all Chinese imports should need arise

Washington may slap import taxes on all $505 billion worth of Chinese goods should it become necessary if the trade conflict with Beijing escalates, US President Donald Trump told CNBC. Read Full Article at RT.com

Going green: China's shift to natural gas will send coal prices crashing

Chinese authorities have approved an extended program aimed at significantly curtailing coal consumption across the country. The move to cleaner energy will have a serious effect on the entire coal industry. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia set to wean economy off US dollar as Washington ratchets up sanctions

The Russian finance ministry is working on a broad set of measures to protect the country’s economy amid growing pressure from the United States, Kommersant daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

First 50 families of farmers from South Africa may soon resettle in Russia

The first families of Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, could soon be moving to Russia to escape rising violence against farmers. Some 15,000 Boers want to leave South Africa and become farmers in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

When parents quarrel: Brussels levies Ukrainian metals imports amid EU-US trade spat

Ukrainian metal imports have fallen victim to a trade war between the United States and the European Union. The country has been financially dependent on EU and US since the Maidan revolution of 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com

Zuckerberg warns break-up of Facebook will lead to Chinese tech dominance

Calls to break up Facebook in order to even out the playing field for competitors would result in a Chinese tech companies filling the void, said the social network’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia plans national road reconstruction project essential to economic growth

About 9,000 kilometers of highways and roads in Russia will be transferred to federal ownership by 2021 before a major rebuilding project to boost the country's road infrastructure and the national economy. Read Full Article at RT.com

Venezuela will refine gold in Turkey to protect reserves from US sanctions

The Central Bank of Venezuela will start refining gold in Turkey to avoid US sanctions –  penalties that deter the country from carrying out banking operations in Switzerland, according to the Venezuelan mining minister. Read Full Article at RT.com

All roads lead to China: Russian gas from Arctic & Siberia to flow east at full capacity

Gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline or the ‘Eastern Route,’ will reach the contracted level in six years, according to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Read Full Article at RT.com

Chinese consumers ready to boycott American goods if trade war escalates

Most Chinese may stop buying US products in response to tariffs imposed last month on goods from their country by the White House amid rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, according to the latest survey. Read Full Article at RT.com

BRICS group of emerging economies close ranks in face of US trade aggression

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the BRICS Summit in South Africa next week. The emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa will address challenges posed by escalating trade disputes with US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Who actually benefits from sanctions on Iran?

Since President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, Washington has been pressing allies to end all imports of Iranian oil by a November 4. deadline. Read Full Article at RT.com

US pulling out of WTO puts global security at risk – RT’s Going Underground

US President Donald Trump has been bashing the World Trade Organization, a system that was created in American interests. What would happen if America leaves the WTO, RT’s Going Underground asks. Read Full Article at RT.com

French wineries urge govt to stop killing 'the soul of France' with health warnings on wine

Labeling bottles with bigger health warnings will turn wine into a “criminal product” and damage “the soul of France”, says the group of French top chateaus in response to the plan by the country’s health ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump calls Germany slave to Russian gas but is US overly dependent on Russian oil?

At last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels, President Trump criticized Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas, saying “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” Read Full Article at RT.com

US-driven trade war biggest ‘confidence killer’ for global trade – Beijing

China has accused the United States of hurting the global economy by waging trade wars. Beijing says the whole world will retaliate if Washington sticks with its aggressive trade policy. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU slaps Google with record $5 billion fine for antitrust violations

European regulators have hit Google with a €4.3 billion ($5 billion) antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. It's the highest anti-competition penalty ever imposed on a company by the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com

Boeing plans to spend $27bn on purchases in Russia

American aircraft giant Boeing will spend billions of dollars in the next 30 years on direct purchases in Russia, President of Boeing in Russia and the CIS Sergey Kravchenko told TASS. Read Full Article at RT.com

The great dollar dump: Russia liquidates US Treasury holdings

Russia is continuing to diversify state reserves away from US debt. The latest data from the US Treasury shows that Russia's share hit an 11-year minimum and totaled only $14.9 billion. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia ready to extend gas transits through Ukraine once legal dispute settled – energy minister

Russia, the EU and Ukraine held talks Tuesday over the extension of a gas transit contract between Moscow and Kiev which expires next year. Russia says the transit will be extended when legal issues are settled with Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia & EU negotiate Ukraine gas transit as exports to Europe reach seasonal high

Russia is holding talks with the EU and Ukraine over extending a new gas transit contract after 2019 as the country continues to increase its share of the European market. Read Full Article at RT.com

US trade war could cost global economy $430 billion, IMF warns

The risk of current trade tensions escalating further is the greatest near-term threat to global growth, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sex workers slam crypto-based ‘Uber for escorts’ over safety fears

A self-described ‘Uber of escorting’ sex industry booking app isn’t impressing sex workers, who have raised concerns about the cryptocurrency platform’s security and lack of transparency. Read Full Article at RT.com

Tesla stock dips after CEO Elon Musk calls British cave rescue diver a ‘pedo’

Shares in electric car maker Tesla plunged on Monday as investors in the company were not too impressed after CEO Elon Musk called a British caver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week a ‘pedo’. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU strikes free trade deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism

Top officials from Brussels have come to Tokyo to sign the world's biggest single market trade deal with Japan. The move will strengthen global trade cooperation that has been recently shattered by the current US administration. Read Full Article at RT.com

Amazon’s Bezos becomes richest man in modern history, with wealth topping $150bn

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth more than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Google co-founder Larry Page combined. His net worth hit $150 billion for the first time. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia & United States can compete & work together in energy market - Putin

Russia and US are competitors in oil and gas exports, but there is room for cooperation in regulating the energy market, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki press conference with US President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com

BRICS development bank to finance infrastructure projects in Russia

Russia may borrow $1 billion from BRICS New Development Bank for infrastructure projects, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Italy may become 1st EU nation to support lifting of anti-Russia sanctions

Rome will address the question of anti-Russia sanctions by the end of the year, said the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at a press conference in Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com

How much gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

Arguably the most coveted prize in sport, the FIFA World Cup Trophy could not have been made from anything but gold. But RT wanted to find out just how much gold the trophy contains. Read Full Article at RT.com

China launches WTO action against US over $200bn tariff threat

Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against planned US duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, China's Ministry of Commerce announced on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia to invest $50bn in Iran’s oil & gas as US rejects EU pleas for sanctions exemption

Moscow and Tehran are expanding economic cooperation, with Russia planning multi-billion dollar investments in Iran's energy sector. The move comes as major Western firms are pulling out of Iran amid the threat of US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Chinese refiner dumps US crude in favor of dollarless imports of Iranian oil

Dongming Petrochemical, an independent Chinese refiner, said it has halted crude purchases from the US and turned to Iranian imports amid escalating trade tensions between Beijing and Washington. Read Full Article at RT.com

This is how global trade looks before economic wars kick in (INFOGRAPHICS)

Global commerce is descending into the era of trade wars and protectionism. Here is how the global trade environment looks after decades of falling barriers – which are now being set up again. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia speeds up dumping the dollar from economy

One of Russia’s largest banks, VTB is seeking to decrease the share of US dollar transactions at home as locals are choosing the Russian ruble over the greenback. Read Full Article at RT.com

The downfall of US nuclear power

A new, shocking report discovered that the US nuclear power industry could be on the verge of a collapse — a reality that many have yet to realize. Read Full Article at RT.com
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