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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council via teleconference call in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin: New reserve currency proposed within BRICS

Russia’s Vladimir Putin unveiled a new scheme of international settlements, moving further away from the US financial system. In an address to the BRICS Business Forum Wednesday, he proposed a new reserve currency that will be used for payments in international trade.


Julian Assange. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

Ron Paul: Assange extradition is a blow to press freedom

Former congressman Ron Paul is criticizing the push to extradite Julian Assange from Britain for prosecution in the US. While speaking on his Liberty Report Wednesday, Dr. Paul said Assange was only doing his job as a journalist and exercising the right to free speech.