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Venezuela's central bank started refining gold in Turkey after a new wave of international sanctions were placed on the Latin American government for the questionable re-election of President Nicolas Maduro and human rights violations, according to The Hurriyet Daily News. The country's mining minister announced the policy on Wednesday after Caracas could no longer carry out such operations in Switzerland so they have been buying gold from small miners in southern Turkey. Venezuela then uses it

The Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General said the government agency needed to enhance its oversight of state drinking water programs in order to avoid another crisis like Flint, Michigan, according to The Washington Post. The report was released on Thursday and said slow federal reactions meant residents had prolonged exposure to lead-tainted water. “While oversight authority is vital, its absence can contribute to a catastrophic situation,” EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins

It was a busy June for DomainMarket.com owner Mike Mann, who reported selling seven domain names during the month for a total of $113,664, OnlineDomain reported. Sale prices started at $4,000, the report said, and ranged up to $32,000. Here are some of Mann’s domain name sales from last month: Domain Name Sale Purchase Date Price of Buy Price Circularity.com $9,888 Purchased 3/7/11 $120 TheRitual.com $18,00 Purchased 10/30/12 $200 TheHappyHippy.com $4,000 Purchased 3/8/18 $70 TheMoneyManual.com

One out of 10 North Koreans is considered a victim of modern slavery according to estimates in a new report released on Thursday. The Washington Post reported that 2.6 million people are living under modern slavery in the repressive regime, most of which are forced to work by the state according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. The report also said the North Korean government had the weakest response to slavery out of all surveyed countries since it is involved in forced labor…

Mercedes have confirmed that Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season. Although Mercedes did not reveal specifics of the deal, Press Association Sport understands

SEOUL, South Korea--A court on Thursday ordered the South Korean government and a shipping company to pay compensation to families who lost relatives in the 2014 sinking of an overloaded, poorly inspected ferry that killed 304 people, most of them high school students. The ruling by the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday was the first time that the state had been held financially culpable in the case. The sinking of the Sewol ferry, South Korea’s worst catastrophe in decades, rattled the

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Unfortunately, but predictably, the centennial of World War I has been scantly commemorated the last two years. The Homestead has hosted a lecture series, put together an exhi…

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Before the tour bus and, before that, the streetcar, became the way for out-of-town visitors (and some locals) to see the sights in greater Los Angeles, tourists could take a r…

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