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U.S., G-7 nations block gold imports from Russia in new sanctions against Putin

U.S., G-7 nations block gold imports from Russia in new sanctions against Putin

The Treasury Department on Tuesday announced that the US and a handful of key economic allies will prohibit imports of Russian gold, Moscow’s largest export outside of the energy sector. The expanded sanctions represent the latest effort by the US and its Group of Seven partners to target Russian President Vladimir Putin and alienate the …

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Legislative Republicans, political action committees, donated thousands to vulnerable incumbents

Legislative Republicans, political action committees, donated thousands to vulnerable incumbents

Mitt Romney’s political action committee donated $50,000 to five Republicans in tough primary contests. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lawmakers in the House Chamber during a special session, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. | June 28, 2022, 1:12 pm A handful of Republican legislators are …

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Supreme Court pushes divided nation closer to breaking point with new fights over abortion

Supreme Court pushes divided nation closer to breaking point with new fights over abortion

For abortion opponents, who see ending a pregnancy as tantamount to the murder of a fetus, these are unavoidable consequences of a moral wrong being corrected. But Americans who favor abortion rights and live in states where they are now illegal feel themselves victims of unacceptable government intrusion into their decisions about their health and …

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Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson will testify before January 6 committee on Tuesday, sources say

Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson will testify before January 6 committee on Tuesday, sources say

Her planned appearance was first reported by Punchbowl News. Hutchinson has already been interviewed by the committee behind closed doors and video clips from her deposition have been featured by the panel during earlier hearings. But her live President committee would mark a significant moment in the series of hearings as Hutchinson has long been …

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World Bank president says it'll be 'very hard' for some countries to avoid recession

World Bank president says it’ll be ‘very hard’ for some countries to avoid recession

World Bank President David Malpass said Sunday that the world economy is undergoing a “sharp slowdown” due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and warned it will be difficult for some countries to avoid recession. “We’ve seen the world growth fall by half since January, in terms of GDP growth,” Malpass said in an interview on …

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Oil price cap could strike Russia's war chest — if enforced

Oil price cap could strike Russia’s war chest — if enforced

GARMISCH-PARTEIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest development are weighing a cap on the price of Russian oil meant to strike at the main pillar of the Kremlin’s finances following its invasion of Ukraine — and to limit the havoc that high energy prices are wreaking worldwide. Details haven’t been agreed at the …

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