UPDATE 1-Peloton 'wife' pops up in new advertisement

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The actor who appeared in a widely criticized Christmas advertisement for exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc appears in a new role selling Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation American Gin, in this still image taken from social media video, obtained December 7, 2019. Aviation American Gin via REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – The actress who appeared in… Read More

U.S. Says Drone Shot Down by Russian Air Defenses Near Libyan Capital

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The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says. Such a shootdown would underscore Moscow’s increasingly muscular role in the energy-rich nation, where Russian mercenaries… Read More

South Africa's rand steady shielded by trade deal optimism

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s rand was barely changed in late trade on Friday, with fresh optimism over Sino-U.S. trade talks helping the currency to weather stronger employment numbers from the United States. South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration taken September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo At 1530 GMT, the rand… Read More

Comedian fined $35k for offensive joke

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Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. Canadian Comedian fined $35,000 for joke A Canadian comedian must pay $35,000 to a disabled man he made fun of in some of his… Read More

UPDATE 1-South Africa's rand steady shielded by trade deal optimism

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(Adds latest figures, analyst quote) JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) – South Africa’s rand was barely changed in late trade on Friday, with fresh optimism over Sino-U.S. trade talks helping the currency to weather stronger employment numbers from the United States. At 1530 GMT, the rand edged 0.07% firmer at 14.6400, improving from session’s low of… Read More

$43M Jet Linked to Russian Church Leader, Kremlin Officials

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The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and several Kremlin officials fly on a $43 million jet linked to a major state lender, The Bell business website reported Friday. The report follows prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s claims that week that the state VTB bank CEO’s alleged partner and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s wife fly… Read More

Russia Hands Student Protester Zhukov Suspended Sentence

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As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from… Read More

South Africa's rand flat in subdued early trade

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JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) – South Africa’s rand was little changed in early trade on Friday, as investors awaited employment figures from the United States to gauge the likely direction for interest rates. At 0620 GMT, the rand edged up 0.06% at 14.6410, improving from session’s low of 14.6950 on Thursday after a batch of… Read More