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Brexit

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:56:00 GMT

Brexit-backing CEO: No 'democratic mandate' for no deal — we need another vote  Yahoo Finance

One of the most prominent Brexit-backing UK bosses has questioned the “democratic mandate” for a no-deal Brexit and called for a second referendum if ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:03:51 GMT

Will Brexit break Britain, and would England care?  BBC News

Sleepy Boston is Brexit country. Three quarters of voters in this Lincolnshire town cast their ballots to leave the EU, the highest rate in the UK. Now many are fed ...

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:02:30 GMT

Is prime minister Boris Johnson leading us to a no-deal Brexit? - podcast  The Guardian

Rowena Mason and Daniel Boffey map out the coming months as incoming PM's plan comes into contact with the harsh realities in Brussels. Plus: Rebecca ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:00:00 GMT

“We wargamed the last days of Brexit. Here's what we found out. ”  Open Democracy

What can be learned about winners and losers from running a simulation of Brexit as a wargame? Luke Cooper. 23 July 2019. Screenshot: The Game of War by ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:33:51 GMT


European Union

How Does the European Union Work?  Council on Foreign Relations

The EU's authority has steadily expanded as its members have passed more and more decision-making power to the union. How do its institutions work?

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

EU warns incoming British PM Johnson it won't change Brexit terms  Aljazeera.com

Brussels rallies amid elevation of Brexiteer Boris Johnson to UK's highest office, says it will stick to Brexit deal.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:01:00 GMT

European Union Could Impose Extra $39.1 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods  Sourcing Journal

The EU could impose $39.1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation to a threat by the U.S. to hike duties on auto imports.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:04:00 GMT

EU has 35 billion-euro list if U.S. hits its cars, trade chief says  Reuters

The European Union will retaliate with extra duties on 35 billion euros ($39.1 billion) worth of U.S. goods if Washington imposes punitive tariffs on EU cars, the ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:41:00 GMT

European Union Probes Amazon As Scrutiny Over Tech Giants Grows  HuffPost

The investigation could lead to fines and eventually cause Amazon to change the way it works.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:07:00 GMT


China

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:38:00 GMT

Asia Pacific stocks gain amid US-China trade developments  CNBC

Stocks in Asia Pacific were mostly higher on Wednesday following developments on the U.S.-China trade front.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:26:00 GMT

U.S. trade trip to China fuels optimism Beijing will resume farm purchases  POLITICO

White House senior economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday the administration hopes China will begin “very soon” to make significant purchases of U.S. ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:17:00 GMT

Joint Russian and Chinese air patrol heightens tension in Korean peninsula  The Guardian

Moscow says it carried out its first long-range operation with Beijing, prompting warning shots from South Korean jets.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:51:00 GMT

China's new tech market has already made three billionaires  CNN

China's new Nasdaq-style market has already propelled three tech executives to billionaire status.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:09:00 GMT


World

World's 500 Largest Corporations In 2019: China Matches America  Forbes

China's corporations are rising in the global economy, matching the US. According to this year's list of Fortune Global 500 Companies, 119 companies made it ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:04:13 GMT

Century-old NYC bar can't stop winning awards  CNN

Dante, a 104-year-old bar and restaurant in New York City, was named World's Best Bar and World's Best Restaurant Bar at the 2019 Spirited Awards.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:26:37 GMT

16 TV shows that changed the world  INSIDER

Television has been part of our lives for decades at this point, and while its *content* has gone through popularity ups and downs, it has always been important to ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:28:04 GMT

'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead  The Guardian

Artists, record labels and even this month's Womad festival agree that the term is outdated. Is there a better way to market music from across the globe?

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:29:49 GMT

The biggest cruise ships in the world  USA TODAY

When it comes to vacation getaways, the concept of the sea cruise is a fairly new phenomenon. It was well into the 19th century before the idea took hold of ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:42:00 GMT


South China Sea

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:44:00 GMT

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:44:00 GMT

US Concerned over China's 'Interference' in South China Sea  VOA News

The United States said it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam ...

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:59:23 GMT

What's Behind Malaysia's New South China Sea Missile Launches?  The Diplomat

Last week, Malaysia concluded exercises that featured a series of missile firings in the South China Sea. While this was a pre-planned development, ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:43:35 GMT

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff  Reuters

Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall ...

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:53:00 GMT


Russia

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:26:17 GMT

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:09:00 GMT

Robert Mueller to testify about Trump and Russia probe in long-awaited public appearance before Congress  USA TODAY

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is unlikely to veer from the findings in his report on the Russia investigation when he testifies Wednesday.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:00:00 GMT

Italian PM to address claims League sought money from Russia  The Guardian

Allegations far-right party in coalition accepted funding to be discussed in parliament.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Are Russia and America Headed Toward Nuclear War?  The National Interest Online

Last week, U.S. and Russian delegations met in Geneva to discuss arms control. Dimitri A. Simes, a contributor to the National Interest, spoke to Viktor ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:57:08 GMT


UK

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:47:37 GMT

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:00:00 GMT

UK awaits new prime minister — and he'll have to confront Brexit chaos very quickly  CNBC

The U.K. will find out who its next prime minister will be on Tuesday when the winner of the ruling Conservative Party's leadership race is announced. Monday ...

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:57:00 GMT

The 'Special' U.S.-U.K. Relationship is Bruised After Trump Officials Left U.K. Out of Iran Strike Planning  TIME

Iran is causing ripples in the 'special relationship' between the U.K. and U.S., which didn't include its ally in its plans to strike Iran.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:04:00 GMT

Hot snap: the UK heatwave on Instagram  The Guardian

Looking cool in the sun? From city fountains and gardens to making a break for the beach, here's a snapshot of the country basking in the sun.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:30:00 GMT


Germany

The World Used to Fear German Militarism. Then It Disappeared.  The New York Times

HAMBURG, Germany — The rebuff from Berlin may have been rough, but at least it marked a new age of clarity. Not only did the German government decline a ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:04:01 GMT

Germany 'recession risk' as manufacturing hits seven-year low – business live  The Guardian

Drop in exports prompts factory contraction in Eurozone's largest economy.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:39:00 GMT

Hundreds condemn racist violence after Eritrean shot in Germany  Aljazeera.com

Police say 26-year-old Eritrean seems to have been a random victim 'chosen due to the colour of his skin'.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:29:00 GMT

New German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer out to win over military  DW (English)

Germany's new defense minister is making an effort to woo the country's armed forces. In a command issued to the troops, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 22:13:26 GMT

Eritrean survives suspected racist shooting in Germany  DW (English)

A shooting in the central German town of Wächtersbach left a 26-year-old Eritrean wounded, with the shooter fleeing the scene. On Monday afternoon, police ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:10:46 GMT


Business

YouTube Is a Big Business. Just How Big Is Anyone’s Guess.  The New York Times

YouTube probably generates $16 billion to $25 billion in annual revenue, making the video *service* big enough to crack the top half of the Fortune 500. But that's ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:01:52 GMT

Former head of Amazon Business takes a top job at Boxed, a start-up selling household goods in bulk  CNBC

Prentis Wilson, who led Amazon Business' growth to $10 billion in annual sales volume, is joining Boxed as the company's first-ever president.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:04:45 GMT

KKR agrees to buy Campbell's international business  CNBC

The Australian Financial Review newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources, the U.S. private equity firm had agreed to pay $2.2 billion for the business.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:22:08 GMT

Ex-Flynn business partner convicted of illegal lobbying  NBCNews.com

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury on Tuesday convicted a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on charges he illegally acted as ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:34:00 GMT

Business Agenda  The Boston Globe

A Google Analytics training, after-hours networking, and other events and things to know.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:43:42 GMT


France

The Tour de France caravane is a delirious parade of candy-chucking sponsors  SB Nation

I spent a day taking part in the Tour de France's weirdest tradition.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:30:00 GMT

Probe opened in France over radioactive water rumours  FRANCE 24 English

After the panic, the prosecution: investigators in Paris have opened an enquiry to track down the source of false reports last week that drinking water in the ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:38:00 GMT

France braces for another heatwave as record temperature revised up to 46°C  FRANCE 24 English

France braces for another heatwave this week as its national weather *service* revised the country's all-time record-high temperature to 46 degrees Celsius (115 ...

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:21:00 GMT

Germany and France react to 'Brexit-Boris,' the UK's next prime minister  Yahoo Finance

Media commentators in Germany and France have hit out at 'Brexit' Boris Johnson, calling his rise to Downing Street 'ambition riddled with controversies.'

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:04:00 GMT

Watch: Tour de France employs men to redesign the phallic graffiti on the route  Euronews

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:51:44 GMT


Italy

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT

Inside Italy's culture wars - La trama  The Economist

An attack on members of a film organisation in Rome reflects the febrile atmosphere in the country.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:56:00 GMT

Selena Gomez Jets to Italy for Birthday Getaway with Her Grandparents — See Her Vacation Style  PEOPLE.com

After attending her cousin's wedding in Texas, Selena Gomez flew to Italy for a birthday getaway with her grandparents.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:44:00 GMT

Italy is sending phone-addicted teens to rehab  New York Post

Italy is planning on packing phone-addicted teenagers off to rehab with a tough new law to curb social media obsession. New legislation is set to crackdown on ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:59:00 GMT

Francesco Saverio Borrelli, Scourge of Italy’s Corrupt, Dies at 89  The New York Times

Francesco Saverio Borrelli, the former prosecutor whose landmark anticorruption investigation in the early 1990s helped sweep away Italy's ruling class and ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:39:38 GMT


Turkey

‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals  The New York Times

For more than a century, one school of political science dominated the education of Turkey's governing class — until the Erdogan regime set about destroying it.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:01:56 GMT

There’s hope for democracy in Turkey – but it needs help  The Guardian

The political awakening of the Istanbul mayoral election could easily evaporate, says political scientist Umut Özkırımlı.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Turkey Is a Bad Place to Be an Influencer  Foreign Policy

This month, the Turkish social media celebrity and author Pucca was sentenced to almost six years in prison for “promoting drug use” due to tweets she wrote ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:58:11 GMT

How the U.S. Lost Its Game of Chicken with Turkey  LobeLog

by Murat Yesiltas. Now that Turkey has taken delivery of the first part of its new Russian-made S-400 air defense system, we can say that the United States has ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Europe Must Re-Engage With Turkey Now  Bloomberg

Ursula Von Der Leyen has the opportunity to reset badly strained relations between the EU and Turkey.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:13:00 GMT


Syria

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:50:00 GMT

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:03:15 GMT

Turkey As Idlib burns, Turkey focuses on another corner of Syria  Al-Monitor

Last year, Turkey helped stave off an attack on Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, but the truce may be crumbling as regime and Russian bombardments kill ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:37:22 GMT

A New Mother Stays In Syria: 'For Sama' Is The Movie She Made For Her Baby  NPR

Waad al-Kateab's documentary is a series of intimate portraits of daily life, marriage and motherhood in Aleppo. Her documentary For Sama is written as a letter ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:01:00 GMT

Syria: Dire Conditions for ISIS Suspects' Families  Human Rights Watch

The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration for northeast Syria is holding more than 11000 foreign women and children related to Islamic State (also known as ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:01:00 GMT


Refugees

Imperialist Made Crisis of Migrants and Refugees  Common Dreams

The CBC article headline reads, "Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests." It reports that, "the [poll] results come as no surprise to ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:17:48 GMT

The U.S. is not a safe place for refugees. I see it every day I go to work  CBC.ca

The United States is not presently a safe country to seek refugee protection. I see the evidence of this in the legal work I have undertaken to represent ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Walter Mondale: We are once again in a humanitarian refugee crisis. We must stem this misery.  The Washington Post

Forty years ago this month, I stood before the Geneva Meeting on Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia at a particularly grave moment in time.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:56:15 GMT

For refugees in need of medical care, Iran healthcare programme is a lifesaver  UNHCR

The Islamic Republic is one of only a few countries to provide comprehensive medical insurance for refugees on the same basis as its own citizens.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:24:14 GMT

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees  The Guardian

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said European countries have made progress on plans to redistribute refugees rescued in the Mediterranean, ...

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:53:00 GMT


Trade

Asia Pacific stocks gain amid US-China trade developments  CNBC

Stocks in Asia Pacific were mostly higher on Wednesday following developments on the U.S.-China trade front.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:26:00 GMT

Chinese stocks lead Asia higher on hopes for US trade talks  CNN

Asian markets traded higher on Wednesday, with stocks in Shanghai leading the way on hopes for a resumption of US-China trade talks next week.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:51:00 GMT

China's tax cuts may be able to offset the cost of trade tariffs, economist says  CNBC

Tax cuts could support China's economic growth, even if the trade war doesn't ease, according to the chief economist of a Chinese investment banking firm.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:22:41 GMT

If Boris Johnson shifts his Brexit plans, the pound could trade 'north of $1.35,' says UBS  CNBC

"If the market realizes that the hard Brexit probability starts to shrink, I think the pound can come back. So we're probably going to trade north of $1.30, $1.35, ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:15:36 GMT

South Korea asks Japan not to impose tougher trade conditions  CNBC

South Korea said on Wednesday a Japanese plan to remove South Korea from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions would impose ...

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:37:00 GMT


Elections

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