Putin fears the US and NATO are militarizing space and Russia is right to worry, experts say

It looks like NATO and Russia have a new domain to compete and conflict over: space. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he was "seriously concerned" about NATO's "attempts to militarize outer space" when he met with members of the Kremlin's Security Council last month. NATO, the U.S. and Russia have a new domain to compete and conflict over: space. […]

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‘A clear line in the sand’: ASIC bans cold call life insurance sales

The financial regulator has banned cold call selling of life and consumer credit insurance, drawing "a line in the sand" after CommInsure and others sold policies to those who didn't want, need or understand them. The ban, which will take effect from January 13, was announced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Wednesday, less than a week after […]

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Is selling your home without an agent worth the risk? Here’s our breakdown for FSBO wannabes

In 2017, Stephanie and Tim Moore tried to sell their Wilmington, North Carolina, home on their own to avoid the real estate commission that would cut into the slim profit they hoped to make. But after about four months without an offer, they opted to hire an agent. The Moores, who are in their early 50s, sold their home less than a […]

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General election: Is this a popularity contest of who the public dislike least?

The Brexit election or the NHS/austerity one? Both leaders have very different hands to play in this campaign and both are finding that in general elections they can quickly get pulled off their game. For Jeremy Corbyn, the chief rabbi’s assertion that the Labour leader was responsible for the “new poison” of anti-semitism in his party knocked his campaign sideways […]

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Election poll: Are you happy to work 43 months extra to pay for Labour’s pension raid?

According to figures produced by the Conservative Research Department, Labour’s pensions plans could force some Brits to push their retirement plans back by more than four years to pay for the policy. Labour unveiled its plan for a Financial Transactions Tax at its manifesto launch last week, with experts suggesting it could impact as many as 10 million people. Analysis […]

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CBS ordered to disclose internal records on Viacom deal

(Reuters) – A Delaware judge on Monday ordered broadcaster CBS Corp to turn over records regarding its plan to reunite with Viacom Inc to a shareholder who wants to investigate if the deal unfairly benefits Shari Redstone, who controls both companies. The deal is scheduled to close on Dec. 4, combining CBS television network, CBS News, Showtime cable networks with […]

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