Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a wretch who recently got fired, divorced and arrested for road rage, not a planned jihadi terrorist attack. Beyond that, the real jihadi threat is rooted in blowback, and combatting it is a domestic police function. Enough militatistic bellicosity already! The inconvenient truth is, Washington and its NATO vassals have brought bombs, drones, occupations and slaughter to towns… Read Full Article

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The Turkish government has indirectly criticized its NATO ally, the US, for harboring Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for masterminding Friday’s military coup attempt. The cleric is currently living in self-imposed exile in the States.

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China has risen to become Brazil’s biggest export market [Xinhua]
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Friday that Brazil planned to use the United States as an analogue country for a benchmark review to evaluate this Chinese steel export.China has urged the Michel Temer government in Brazil to stop using the controversial ‘Surrogate Country’ approach in its anti-dumping investigation into Chinese high-carbon steel wire.

When the Surrogate Country approach is in effect, a third country or region’s prices can be used to assess if a given country is exporting below market value or dumping.

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Belly fat is more than just a nuisance that makes your clothes feel tight.

Fat inside the belly area is also termed visceral fat, and it is seriously harmful.

This type of fat is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to name a few.

Many health organizations use BMI (body mass index) to classify weight and predict the risk of metabolic disease. However, this is misleading.

People with excess belly fat are at an increased risk, even if they look thin on the outside.

Although losing fat from this area can be difficult, there are several things you can do to reduce excess abdominal fat.

Here are 20 effective tips to lose belly fat, backed by scientific studies.

1. Eat Plenty of Soluble Fiber

Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system.

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Studies show this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full so you naturally eat less. It may also decrease the amount of calories your body absorb from food.

What’s more, soluble fiber may help fight belly fat. A large observational study of over 1100 Read Full Article

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Yahoo (YHOO) revenue and profit are expected to plunge when it reports Q2 results on Monday, but one analyst doesn’t rule out the possibility of the web portal walking away from takeover offers just the same.

Final bids for Yahoo’s core internet and advertising businesses are also due Monday, with Verizon Communications (VZ) in the hunt, along with a group led by Quicken Loans co-founder Dan Gilbert. Verizon would merge Yahoo with AOL, which it acquired in 2015. Gilbert’s group has the backing of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB).

The sales process has dragged on since March. Most reports have cited bids in a range of $4 billion to $6 billion for Yahoo’s core internet assets, real estate and patents. AT&T (T) and private equity firm PG Capital also might be in the mix.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimate that Yahoo’s Q2 revenue will fall 13% to $1.08 billion while EPS plummets 40% to 10 cents. While Yahoo seems in dire straits, its Asian investments may provide some leeway, says Robert Peck, an analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

“At some price level, the board may feel it is better to simply spin off the core to shareholders in Read Full Article

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