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Videos show a powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across Europe

“Videos showing the powerful storm were shared on social media” writes Rosie Perper for businessinsider.com. A powerful winter storm caused mayhem across Europe on Thursday, with snow and winds reaching up to 140 kph (87 mph) in some areas of the Netherlands, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump wants to make nuclear weapons easier to use — and his plan is ‘a roadmap for nuclear war’

“The biggest problem is its logic behind giving the US arsenal more nuclear weapons which pack smaller blasts and are easier to use” writes Dave Mosher for businessinsider.com. Diplomacy, sanctions, embargoes, and treaties may not always be popular, but they have helped prevent countries like Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.Most importantly, however, as Schlosser and others argue, it’s past time that we stop assuming nuclear weapons are safe and irrelevant relics of the Cold War.”Simply put, President Trump wants new nuclear weapons and more ways to use them.Right now, hundreds…

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Singapore no longer has the world’s most powerful passport — and this European country has reclaimed the top spot

“Germany is officially the country with the most powerful passport in the world, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index” writes Rosie Fitzmaurice for businessinsider.my. In October 2017, a separate list, the Global Passport Power Rank produced by advisory firm Arton Capital, named Singapore as the most powerful passport in the world. Source: businessinsider.my Share This:

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The 25 most powerful football clubs in the world, ranked by squad value, cash, and potential

“Soccerex, an events company for the football industry, has published its annual report that ranks the most economically powerful football clubs in the world” writes Alan Dawson for businessinsider.com. The list highlights the changing landscape of world football, as billionaire investment has led to a power shift with the top 25-ranked clubs now coming from nine different leagues/countries.This is a far cry from the days when Italy, Germany, England, and Spain were regarded as big financial hitters in the world of football. Scroll down to see the 25 most financially powerful…

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Do not fear death: Strongman President Xi addresses entire China military

“Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed China’s entire armed forces in a speech Thursday, in which he urged troops to show the “fighting spirit of fearing neither hardship nor death.”” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. China’s flexing of its military muscles comes amid an international security crisis in the region: the nuclear threat from North Korea. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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KFC slams McDonald’s in tweet inspired by Trump’s ‘nuclear button’

“On Monday, Kim had said in a televised speech that he has a “nuclear button” that was “always on my desk.”” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. KFC is getting in on the nuclear button discourse.”Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The Case for Banning World Leaders from Twitter

“And I would ban all other world leaders, too” writes Conor Friedersdorf for theatlantic.com. Those attributes make the platform ill-suited for communication by world leaders.Banning world leaders from the platform might be a loss for them, but it would be  a clear win for humanity: minuscule costs with conceivably civilization-saving benefits.And any world leader, including Trump, can go on television or the radio as they see fit. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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