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Newly Discovered Faberge Easter Egg To Be Showcased

An Easter egg valued at $33 million, which was made by the Russian jeweler Carl Fabergé and which had been found by a scrap dealer in a market of antiques in the United States, will be exhibiting at the Wartski of London Gallery the first Monday in April. The piece, carved in gold and decorated with diamonds and sapphires, was purchased by its current owner, who asked not be revealed, for $ 8,000 by a man who wanted to use the egg's metal for scrap, considering that it didn't have much value. Although at first he did not know what…
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Toyota Will Pay Out $1.2 Billion In Fines

The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will pay a fine of $ billion to United States to close an investigation initiated in 2010 about security problems in some of its vehicles. In 2009 the car maker warned that more than ten million Toyota and Lexus vehicles, mostly in the United States, had several problems, including defective brakes, pedals and carpets. Between 2010 and 2012, Toyota paid fines totaling $66 million for delays in reporting problems in the acceleration system. US Attorney General Eric Holder, said it's the largest financial penalty imposed to a car manufacturer. Christopher P-Reynolds, legal head of Toyota in the…
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Russia Risks “Political & Economic Isolation”

Vice President, Joe Biden, said that if Russia continues on its "dark road" it faces "political and economic isolation", during his visit to Lithuania on Wednesday. "Russia has chosen to respond with military aggression, a referendum virtually rejected by the entire world, illegal efforts to annex Crimea and now reports of armed attacks against Ukrainian military personnel and installations in Crimea," he said. "I want to make it clear: we remain firmly with our Baltic partners in support of the Ukrainian people against the Russian aggression." While Russia goes down this dark path they will face a growing political and economic isolation". Biden spoke…
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Plane Lands Safely After Losing Part Of Its Wing

A Delta plane managed to land without incident Sunday in Atlanta after losing part of the fuselage of the right wing, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The breakdown occurred during flight 2412 which left Orlando, when a part of the right wing, 1 meter by meters, snapped for unknown reasons. The plane, according to federal aviation authorities, landed at 19:10 local time in the Atlanta Airport, where it was towed to the landing zone, without any registered injuries. The Delta spokesperson, Anthony Black,said that all the passengers remained calm during the flight and there was no sense of danger at…
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A Strong Quake Shakes Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles was shaken on Monday morning by an magnitude earthquake, according to the US geological service. According to calculations, the epicenter of the movement, which was recorded at am, local time (1330 GMT), was located about 24 kilometers Northwest of the city center. There were no reports of damage so far, although residents of the area, consulted by the local press, said they were awakened by the blast. Los Angeles and other cities in the Pacific coast are built on a geological fault, known as the San Andreas fault,
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Obama Orders Review of Deportation Practices

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the practices of deportation in the country to see if the application of the Immigration Act can be "more humane", informed the White House. The President met Thursday with leaders of the Group of the Congressional Hispanic to discuss efforts to revise the immigration system. Obama told the congressmen that he has asked the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to submit an inventory of current practices to analyze how it can apply the law in a more humane way. According to the White House, Obama told lawmakers he is concerned for…
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GM Linked to More Than 300 Deaths

A private organization in the United States indicated that more than 300 people have died due to a defect that cancels the activation of front airbags in General Motors vehicles. The Center for automotive safety commissioned the study to the company Friedman Research, which analyzed road safety information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about failures of these devices between 2003 and 2012. According to this organization, which criticized the official body for ignoring its own statistics, the number of deaths may be higher because the research only focused on two models of the company. Last month, General…
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Manson Associate, Bruce Davis, Granted Parole

California Prison authorities granted parole to Bruce Davis, a former member of the criminal group created in the late 60s by the infamous Charles Manson - called Manson Family, and who is serving life imprisonment for two murders . Davis, 71, was convicted in 1972 for the murders of musician Gary Hinman Kill and stuntman Donald 'Shorty' Shea, in 1969. The decision to grant parole does not necessarily imply that Davis will be released, as it now up to the governor of California to decide on the matter. Last year Brown denied Davis parole considering him to still be a danger…
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Head of US Southern Command Says Maduro Does Not Trust His Military

The head of the Southern Command, General John Kelly, said Thursday that the Venezuelan government, with Nicolas Maduro at the head, does not trust the military. Kelly told the Senate committee that forces in the Venezuelan military are loyal to themselves, and are waiting and watching to see what happens. The general added that a sign of the government's suspicions about where the military leans to is that it has not used it much to control the protests. On Wednesday, Secretary of State, John Kerry, said his government is prepared to invoke the charter of OAS (Organization of American States)…
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US Will Sell Oil From Strategic Reserves

The Department of Energy of the United States said it plans to sell five million barrels of oil from its strategic reserves. Government officials said the sale is a trial that has been planned for months. The decision comes at a time when global energy markets closely watch the developments of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. On the territory of Ukraine pass pipelines carrying Russian gas to the European Union. However, the White House said the two events are not connected. The decision lowered by 2% the price of crude oil on the New York Stock Exchange.
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