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Brexit May Threaten Cancer Treatments and Hinkley Point Plant
With Brexit the U.K. will pull out of the little-known European Atomic Energy Community and with that come some unintended consequences. Experts say it could threaten everything from cancer treatments to the integrity of nuclear power plants. Prime ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40:51 GMT

New York Times

The Big 'Brexit' Winners? Lobbyists and Lawyers
New York Times
LONDON — Around dawn, a few hours after Britons voted last summer to leave the European Union, an official with a pro-“Brexit” group called an acquaintance on the Remain side to discuss what would come next. One thing led to another and, today, the ...
Citizens' Rights Questions Loom Over BrexitWall Street Journal (subscription)
Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after Brexit'The Guardian
How Anti-Trumpism Is Hijacking the Anti-Brexit MovementThe Atlantic
Financial Times -Business Insider (blog)
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:49:54 GMT

The Independent

Foreign student numbers plummeting in wake of Brexit
The Independent
Foreign students coming to the UK to study fell sharply in the year to September 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. The study showed 41,000 fewer students came to the UK for long-term study, the vast majority of the drop - 31,000 ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:17:04 GMT


Brexit Will Be 'Costly' for the UK, Austrian Chancellor Says
The U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union will be expensive for Britain, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, adding further pressure on the U.K. government as Theresa May gears up for Brexit negotiations. “It's for sure going to be costly ...
BREXIT WARNING: Austria's chancellor tells Britain to expect a 'COSTLY' EU divorce
Austrian chancellor: UK should get €60 billion Brexit
Britain could face 60 billion Euro 'divorce bill' in expensive

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:52:35 GMT

BBC News

Brexit: EU backs Dublin on open Northern Ireland border
BBC News
The European Commission president has said he agrees with the Irish government that Brexit should not bring back a "hard" Northern Ireland border. "We don't want to have hard borders between Northern Ireland and the Republic," said Jean-Claude ...
Enda Kenny calls for united Ireland clause in Brexit dealFinancial Times
Irish leader calls for united Ireland provision in Brexit dealThe Guardian
IRELAND'S BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Dublin demands exit clause so Northern Ireland can rejoin
EUobserver -Belfast Telegraph
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:39:18 GMT

European Union


European Union Threatens To Fine Italy For Deficit Caused By European Union
The inherent contradictions of the euro and the eurozone system are on display here as the European Union threatens to fine Italy for the size of the national debt. That size of the national debt not being something under the control of the Italian ...
European Union CONGRATULATES members for its economic performances despite eurozone
European Union Warns Italy of 133% Debt to GDPFinancial Tribune
EU says Germany should do more to help economyEurActiv

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:04:52 GMT

The Hindu

Brexit could help India-European Union FTA: report
The Hindu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May share a lighter moment ahead of the India-U.K. 'Tech Summit' in New Delhi in this November 7, 2016 file photo. There is a overwhelming sense among Members of the European ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:01:48 GMT

Times of India

European Union to welcome skilled Indians
Deccan Herald
Meanwhile, the delegation expressed concern over the delay in the India-EU negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement. McAllister and other members of the delegation will meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, several Union ministers and Speaker ...
European Union says it is open to accommodate more Indian skilled professionalsTimes of India
​Human rights issues in J&K be settled by India: European UnionEconomic Times
EU favours allowing Indian IT professionals in their region, credits sector's growth to themIndia Today

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:14:19 GMT


Bannon, Pence send contradictory messages to EU
Washington (CNN) White House strategist Steve Bannon described the European Union as a flawed institution to Germany's US envoy a week before Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to the EU in Brussels, two diplomatic sources with ...
Vice President Pence Appears to Support EU Freedom of MovementBreitbart News

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:18:32 GMT

Jacobin magazine

Ten Proposals to Beat the European Union | Jacobin
Jacobin magazine
A collective document from across the European left on how to challenge the EU's stranglehold on economic and social justice. by Various Authors.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:17:36 GMT


The New Yorker

China's North Korea Problem
The New Yorker
For more than a decade, Kim Jong-nam, the exiled half brother of North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, lived in Beijing and Macau under the protection of the Chinese state. But, on February 13th, he looked to be travelling alone when two dark ...
China will take 'necessary measures' in event of regime collapse in N Korea, says defence officialSouth China Morning Post
China Moves To Put North Korea In Its PlaceForbes

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:00:17 GMT


Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, rejects China talk
Wayne Rooney has dismissed talk of a possible move to China and said he wants to remain at Manchester United. Rooney, 31, had been strongly linked with a transfer to the Chinese Super League, where the transfer window closes on Tuesday, with a ...
Wayne Rooney is too good for a move to China, says Paul MersonSkySports
Wayne Rooney: China or no China, as far as his legacy is concerned, he is doneThe Guardian
Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain's agent in China to discuss potential moveBBC Sport
BBC News -Irish Independent
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:54:19 GMT

North Korea Mocks China for 'Dancing to US Tune'
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
North Korea appeared to lash out at Beijing in a state-media commentary published Thursday, aiming unusually pointed rhetoric at a powerful neighbor that Pyongyang has long relied on for economic and diplomatic support. The commentary, published by ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:21:03 GMT

National Review

How to Stop China in the South China Sea
National Review
China has once again raised the stakes in one of the world's most fiercely contested waterways — this time, for the first time, on Donald Trump's presidential watch. New satellite photos have revealed that China is building surface-to-air missile (SAM ...
China military says aware of US carrier in South China SeaReuters
Why Asia Is Trembling Over a US-China South China Sea ShowdownThe National Interest Online (blog)
Chinese moves in South China Sea unsettling to Southeast Asian countriesCNN International
Breitbart News -Fox News -Reuters
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:52:37 GMT


North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US'
BBC News
North Korea has lashed out at its only international ally, China, accusing it of giving in to American demands. Last week, China announced a ban on coal imports during 2017, in response to North Korea's continuing ballistic missile tests. The statement ...
North Korean state media say China dancing to US tuneCNBC
North Korea raps old ally China after China's ban on coalReuters
In Rare Move, North Korea Snaps at ChinaNewser
Washington Examiner -Wall Street Journal (subscription) -Financial Times
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:23:12 GMT


WATCH: Nearly 400-foot putt made in Australia sets absurd new world record
The fellows from the trick-shot group How Ridiculous set an ambitious goal recently to make the world's longest putt at 395 feet. They succeeded and then (understandably) lost their minds. I have no idea how many takes this took, but it had to be ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT


Want To Work Remotely And Travel The World? This Startup Will Help You
Every fantasized about working from home? How about working from the other side of the planet? Traveling the world while making money is the fantasy of so many people these days — especially among millennials, who have discovered that the secret to ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:22 GMT


Where in the world is Sarah Palin? Her political star is fading
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off just outside of Washington this week, there was one name noticeably missing from the roster of speakers: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor used to be a rock star ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:46:45 GMT

Justin Thomas is incredibly impressed with new world No. 1 Dustin Johnson
8 in the world. At age 23 with his pedigree, Thomas should be a mainstay in the top 10 or 15 in the world for many years to come. And yet even somebody as impressive as Thomas cannot help but be impressed with new No. 1 golfer in the world, Dustin ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:34:00 GMT


How to watch Samsung's Mobile World Congress press conference
As it has done for the past several years, Samsung is closing the press day of Mobile World Congress this Sunday, February 26 with an event to showcase new products. What will the Korean giant unveil? We don't know for sure, but we can confirm what it ...
Size Matters: What You Can Expect to See at the Mobile World

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:58 GMT

South China Sea

National Review

How to Stop China in the South China Sea
National Review
New satellite photos have revealed that China is building surface-to-air missile (SAM) facilities on Subi, Mischief, and Fiery Cross Reefs in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands. These are part of the network of artificial islands, or the Great Wall ...
World View: China Preparing to Install Long-Range Missiles in South China SeaBreitbart News
US Calls on Beijing to Change South China Sea ApproachVoice of America
China military says aware of US carrier in South China SeaReuters
The National Interest Online (blog) -The Straits Times -Reuters
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:52:37 GMT

U.S. News & World Report

China Doesn't Like South China Sea Patrols
U.S. News & World Report
Foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday expressed concern over what they see as militarization in the South China Sea, Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said after meeting with his ASEAN ...
US Aircraft Carrier Begins Patrol in South China SeaVoice of America
China opposes US naval patrols in South China SeaReuters
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaABC News
CNN -The National Interest Online (blog)
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:48:04 GMT


South China Sea: Why Global Markets Ignore China's Repeated Warnings
China is getting noisier and noisier in the South China Sea, sending warnings to every nation that challenges its ambitious agenda—to write the navigation rules for the world' busiest sea trade route. Like a warning Beijing sent to Taiwan and the US ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:04:03 GMT

The Australian

Jokowi to raise joint patrols in South China Sea
The Australian
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to joint Indonesian-Australian patrols of the South China Sea, telling The Australian in an exclusive interview ahead of his first state visit tomorrow that he will discuss the issue with Malcolm ...
Joint patrols proposed for South China SeaSky News Australia
Indonesia to raise prospect of joint patrols with Australia in South China Sea - reportReuters UK

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:03:15 GMT

Stars and Stripes

Philippines: Chinese Minister Cancels Visit Following South China Sea Comments
Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng postponed a Feb. 23 official trip to the Philippines following comments by the Philippines' foreign minister on Feb. 21 about Chinese activities in the South China Sea, unnamed Philippine officials said, Reuters ...
China's commerce minister abruptly postpones Philippines trip after Manila's South China Sea comments: SourcesThe Straits Times
Philippines: Framework of South China Sea pact possible soonStars and Stripes
ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China SeaReuters
Channel NewsAsia -AsiaOne -South China Morning Post
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:07 GMT


Washington Post (blog)

Trump's Russia scandal reaches a political tipping point
Washington Post (blog)
Until this week, the Russia connections of President Trump, his advisers and his campaign were “only” a media story, a trigger for international intelligence investigations (foreign intelligence services, like ours, are running down leads, no doubt ...
The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explainedPolitiFact
A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppetVox
Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos pollReuters
New York Times -PBS NewsHour -Newsweek
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:36:06 GMT

Kyiv Post

Trump lawyer pushed pro-Russia deal for Ukraine, politician claims
The exact details of the plan are unclear, yet reports have suggested it revolves around leasing Crimea -- annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014 -- to Moscow for 50 to 100 years. In exchange, Russia would withdraw its troops from the separatist ...
Delhi throws Raees punch at RussiaCalcutta Telegraph
A (Contrarian) View From Ukraine: Russian SanctionsDaily Caller
No cease-fire takes hold in Russia's war on UkraineKyiv Post
Sputnik International
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:12:59 GMT

Fox News

Trump facing GOP pressure to counter Russia's Arctic fleet
Fox News
As Donald Trump becomes the latest U.S. president to attempt a 'reset' with Russia, a key Republican ally is pressing the White House not to lose sight of an emerging battle for influence that Moscow is currently winning – in the Arctic. Russia has ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:06:20 GMT


4 Warning Signs Of Instability In Russia
Geopolitical Futures forecasted that 2017 will be “an inflection point in the long-term destabilization of Russia.” After just six weeks, there are clear signs that this forecast is right on track. You can read more about GPF's outlook for Russia in ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:01:13 GMT

The Intercept

The Increasingly Unhinged Russia Rhetoric Comes From a Long-Standing US Playbook
The Intercept
Frustrated by big media's oppressive corporatized environment and its pro-government propaganda model, and then ultimately blacklisted from mainstream media outlets for his objections to anti-Russia narratives, Stone created his own bi-monthly ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:54:41 GMT


BBC News

Net migration to UK falls by 49000
BBC News
Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year. The Office for National Statistics said it was the first time in two years the balance of people arriving and leaving the UK had dipped below ...
Romanians and Bulgarians fill gap as Poles depart UKFinancial Times
Germany overtakes UK as fastest-growing G7 economyThe Guardian (blog)
More EU migrants came to UK than from all other nations combined after Brexit vote, figures show for first
The Independent
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:22:51 GMT

Financial Times

Storm Doris: Woman killed as UK hit by winds reaching 94mph
BBC News
A woman has been killed and at least two people have been seriously injured as Storm Doris brought winds of up to 94mph, snow and rain to the UK. West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman had suffered head injuries when a piece of debris fell on ...
Woman killed by falling debris as Storm Doris causes chaos across UKThe Guardian
Storm Doris brings travel disruption across UKFinancial Times
Storm Doris batters UK: Chaos as deadly winds reach 151km/
The Independent
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:16:02 GMT

BBC News

Almost third of university academics from outside UK
BBC News
Almost a third of university academics in the UK are from outside the UK, according to figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. And almost one in five is from a country in the European Union. University leaders have been concerned ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:25:34 GMT


UK Faces 60 Billion-Euro Brexit Bill, Austrian Leader Says
Britain should be charged about 60 billion euros ($63 billion) when it leaves the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, becoming the first EU leader to put a value on the size of the U.K.'s Brexit bill. While similar estimates have ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:08:00 GMT

The Guardian

The UK, where falling in love with a foreigner is only for the better off
The Guardian
On Wednesday, the supreme court upheld the legality of a government policy that breaks up families in situations where the UK spouse earns less than £18,600 and is married to a foreigner from outside the EU. The government regards such poorer families ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:38:06 GMT


Foreign Policy (blog)

Amid Growing Threats, Germany Plans to Expand Troop Numbers to Nearly 200000
Foreign Policy (blog)
Germany is slowly shedding its reluctance to wield military power, announcing Wednesday it would boost the size of its armed forces to nearly 200,000 over the next seven years. While the move comes days after top U.S. officials called on Europe to step ...
Germany to Increase NATO Commitment, Up Troop Size to AlmostSputnik International

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:48:58 GMT

Financial Times

Germany's budget surplus hits record high
Financial Times
Germany's statistical office on Thursday reported the country was in the black by €23.7bn last year, with local, state and central government coffers benefiting from record-low unemployment and ultra-cheap debt finance stemming from the European ...
European Equity Benchmarks Close Lower; Germany Surplus Highest Since ReunificationNasdaq
German budget surplus highest since 1990BBC News
Germany posts record budget surplusDeutsche Welle
Reuters -euronews -The Australian
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:52:28 GMT


Watch German Typhoons Intercept A Boeing 777 That Lost Contact With The Airport
That was the reality this week for passengers aboard an Indian Jet Airways flight bound for London that lost contact with air traffic controllers in Cologne, Germany, leading German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons to scramble and intercept the plane.
Jet Airways flight loses communication over German airspaceEconomic Times
This is when you don't respond to ATC - YouTubeYouTube

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:35:06 GMT

Germany overtakes UK as fastest-growing G7 economy
The Guardian (blog)
He said: “UK economic growth in 2016 was fractionally below that of Germany – no longer the fastest growing in the G7. In the big scheme of things 0.1 percentage points between friends isn't something that anyone is going to notice. And if anyone ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:21:00 GMT

Foreign Policy (blog)

Germany's Far-Right Party Hits New Low in Polls
Foreign Policy (blog)
Germany's far-right Alternative für Deutschland fell to its lowest polling point in seven months, hinting that the Trump tidal wave is not one Germans are eager to ride. A poll by the Institute Allsenbach and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung asked whom ...
A far-right grouping may become the biggest opposition party in Germany. Here's what you need to know.Washington Post
Germany's Social Democrats overtake Merkel's conservatives in pollReuters
Germany's anti-migrant AfD party slumps to worst poll results in seven monthsThe Independent

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:32:00 GMT



Here are regulations big business wants to target
Eager to seize a ripe opportunity to roll back regulations, Business Roundtable, a lobbying group for corporate executives, sent a letter to the Trump administration to pitch ideas for regulatory relief, while expressing concern for possible ...
Business group sends Trump list of rules to repealThe Hill
Business Roundtable sends list of rules they want axed to TrumpMarketWatch
Trump touts 'thousands' of new jobs in business roundtableThe Week Magazine

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:07:20 GMT


How To Tell If Your Business Is A Dinosaur
The picture's pretty bleak, gentlemen...The world's climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut. - Dinosaurs talking in The Far Side by Gary Larson, via Ray Kurzweil. Pretty much every day ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:46:58 GMT

Business Insider

Uber investors blast company for failure to change: 'We have hit a dead end'
Business Insider
The Kapors said they are fearful that Uber would be able to "manage its way past this crisis and then go back to business as usual." They had tried to involve the company in diversity projects run by Kapor Capital but failed, they said. The Kapors said ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:59:18 GMT


Dow Chemical CEO on Trump: This is the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers
The organizer for the manufacturing working group, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, commented that the manufacturing CEOs felt encouraged by the pro-business policies and agendas by the Trump administration. "It was very much a working session ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:32:00 GMT

Business Insider

The $65 ticket to Europe is finally here — and Norwegian Air says it will please Trump
Business Insider
However, if you aren't one of the several thousand travelers lucky enough to get their hands on these tickets, you'll be glad to know that the normal starting price is $99, Norwegian Air's senior vice president of sales, Lars Sande, told Business ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:21:07 GMT



France's Macron raises curtain on election alliance to beat Le Pen
FILE PHOTO - Thierry Legier (L), the bodyguard of Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, stand near as she visits the Salon des Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship fair) in ...
France's Marine Le Pen refused to wear a headscarf to meet with Lebanese religious leadersWashington Post
France election: Centrist boost for liberal candidate MacronBBC News
Emmanuel Macron's idyllic vision of France is a (blog)
CNBC -Bloomberg -The Local France
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:22:00 GMT


How France scrapping the euro could go beyond a 'Lehman moment'
The French electorate runs the risk of creating a crisis worse than the fall of Lehman Brothers if it instigates an EU referendum, says Deutsche Bank.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:12:57 GMT

BBC News

Johnny Sexton to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with France
The Guardian
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach, has tipped Johnny Sexton to shake off his latest injury absence and complete yet another comeback victory against France on Saturday. Sexton has finally beaten his month-long calf problem in time to start Ireland's ...
Six Nations 2017: Johnny Sexton back in Ireland team to face FranceBBC News
Johnny Sexton starts in Ireland's Six Nations team against
Fit again, Sexton returns to Ireland team to face FranceEyewitness News
Newstalk 106-108 fm -Irish Mirror
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:59:46 GMT

When is Ireland vs France, what TV channel is it on and what are the latest odds?
Ireland captain Rory Best and fly-half Jonathan Sexton have returned to the team for the clash against France. Best missed the victory over Italy through illness while Sexton will play his first match in this season's tournament after recovering from a ...
Six Nations 2017: France make three changes for IrelandBBC Sport
France make three changes to starting XV for Aviva visitIrish Times
Huget to face Ireland as France make three
Irish Mirror -New Zealand Herald -Daily Mail
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:32:00 GMT

Venezuela protests over skier's expulsion from France
BBC News
Venezuela is to deliver a "strong protest" to France over its treatment of a Venezuelan cross-country skier, dubbed the "world's worst skier". Adrian Solano landed in France on 19 January on his way to a training camp in Sweden but police turned him back.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:12:12 GMT


Daily Mail

Husband is arrested in Italy after his wife 'disappears' during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children
Daily Mail
A husband has been arrested in Italy after concerns were raised that his wife had disappeared during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children. Police detained the 45-year-old Irishman, from Dublin, at Ciampino Airport in Rome after a roll call on ...
German man living in Dublin arrested in ItalyTodayFM
Man living in Dublin arrested in Italy after wife 'disappears' during Mediterranean cruiseThe Sun
Report: Italian police arrest Irish man after his Chinese wife goes missing on

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:37:37 GMT


Italy minister to challenge Renzi for leadership of ruling party
FILE PHOTO: Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures during the bell ceremony, to signify the start of the first cabinet meeting of the newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy December 12, 2016.
Italy's Andrea Orlando challenges Matteo Renzi for party leadershipFinancial Times
Matteo Renzi just killed off Italy's centre leftThe Conversation UK
Italian justice minister challenges Renzi for party

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:38:00 GMT

BBC Sport

England Women rest Lydia Thompson and Danielle Waterman v Italy
BBC Sport
England's Lydia Thompson and Danielle Waterman - joint top try-scorers in the Women's Six Nations - are rested for Saturday's home match with Italy. Sarah McKenna comes in at full-back at the Twickenham Stoop, with Kay Wilson on the wing in two of ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:54:57 GMT

The Keene Sentinel

Spofford skier prepares for U16 World Championships in Italy
The Keene Sentinel
... but it has never brought him overseas. Until this season, that is. The 14-year-old from Spofford and Killington (Vt.) Mountain School will be one of six U.S. under-16 skiers to compete in the upcoming Children's World Alpine Championships in ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:01:19 GMT


Six Nations: England to assess options against Italy and look for a plan B
The Guardian
The last cross-code international to wear England's No12 shirt is now 10,000 miles away after being accused of not having “the stomach for the fight”, but Ben Te'o has been backed to shine as part of the new-look midfield to face Italy on Sunday.
England relaxed over Italy's inside knowledgeSkySports
Betting: England to extend winning streak against an improved ItalyCity A.M.
Six Nations: What time does England vs Italy kick off, what TV channel is it on?The Sun
BBC Sport -Evening Standard
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:01:37 GMT


Washington Post

Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State's al-Bab stronghold in Syria
Washington Post
Launched in August, the operation has proved unexpectedly long and bloody, forcing Turkey to triple its original deployment amid dozens of combat deaths and hundreds of civilian casualties. It has also driven a wedge between Turkey and the United ...
Turkey-backed rebels in 'near full control' of Al
Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly completeBBC News
Turkey-backed rebels retake Syrian town of al-Bab from IS groupFRANCE 24
Financial Times -Al-Monitor -Asia Times
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:30:23 GMT

The Standard (press release)

Turkey Upbeat About Bid to Take Over Top Gulen Schools in Kenya
The Standard (press release)
Turkey is optimistic that the Kenya government will soon allow a Turkish government foundation to take over ownership of educational institutions in the country linked to Turkish exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey wants the schools in Kenya ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:41:19 GMT

New York Times

Turkey Allows Women in Military to Wear Hijabs, in Cultural Shift
New York Times
ISTANBUL — Women in the Turkish armed forces have been given the right to wear Islamic head scarves in a move that represents a significant cultural shift within an institution seen historically as the guardian of Turkey's secular identity. The ...

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:19:05 GMT

Erdogan to Me: Stay Out of Turkey
National Review
Pipes: I started going to Turkey in 1972. I studied Turkish, not very successfully, but I did study it. I've gone back many times. And at this point, I dare not go back to Turkey because I am critical, as you may have heard, of the government and, in ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:27:52 GMT

EU issues warning shot to Turkey: Stick to rules or visa-free access will be REFUSED
But this was slapped down by Brussels bigwigs in a recent EU executive report, due to be revealed this week, because Turkey is failing to fulfil the conditions of its agreement. Dismissing the notion as "nonsense”, an EU official said: "They need to ...
Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarfThe Guardian
Would Russia Really Sell the Deadly S-400 to Turkey?The National Interest Online (blog)
Turkey not ready for visa-free EU
Deutsche Welle -BBC News -Christian Science Monitor
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:23:31 GMT


Washington Post

Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State's al-Bab stronghold in Syria
Washington Post
BEIRUT — Turkish-backed rebels seized the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants Thursday, ending a grinding offensive to push the extremist group from one of its final strongholds. Launched in August, the operation has proved unexpectedly ...
Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly completeBBC News
Turkey-backed rebels in 'near full control' of Al
Turkey-backed rebels retake Syrian town of al-Bab from IS groupFRANCE 24
Reuters -Arab News
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:30:23 GMT


Syria's warring sides face off as UN tells them: end the nightmare
GENEVA Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to cooperate to find a way out of almost six years of war. "I ask you to work ...
Syria peace talks resume, but Assad is in the driver's seatWashington Post
Syria peace talks: Sides fail to meet on first day in GenevaBBC News
Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talksHawaii News Now
BBC News
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:03:58 GMT

Russian Defense Minister Praises Military Achievements In Syria
Email. February 23, 20174:26 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered · Lucian Kim · Twitter. Russia's defense minister says his country has been able to test more than 160 new weapons in Syria, while human rights activists accuse the Kremlin of war crimes.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:27:14 GMT

Washington Post

US generals want elevated talks with Russia about Iraq and Syria operations because of aerial collision fears
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Senior U.S. military officials want to elevate talks with Russia about air operations over Iraq and Syria, an effort that is meant to protect pilots from collisions but complicated by concerns at the Pentagon that doing so will make it look ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:09:38 GMT


Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With US Forces
Sen. John McCain made an unannounced trip to northern Syria last week to meet with U.S. forces stationed there, his office announced on Wednesday. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to discuss the campaign for ...
McCain makes secret trip to Syria as US debates new plans to fight Islamic StateFox News
McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet US military, KurdsABC News
Senator John McCain Makes Secret Trip to SyriaBreitbart News -The Hill -Townhall -Wall Street Journal
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:52:16 GMT


Washington Post

The trickle of refugees fleeing the US to Canada could become a deluge in the spring
Washington Post
In a recent survey from the Angus Reid Institute, a Vancouver-based opinion research firm, most Canadians were supportive of the government's decision to maintain its target of accepting 40,000 refugees in 2017. But 25 percent wanted to see Ottawa ...
Number of refugees who are fleeing America and traveling to Canada nearly doubles in the wake of Trump's ...Daily Mail
Refugees Coming to Canada Face Complicated Process in Seeking StatusThe Epoch Times
Editorial: Unclear path forward to refugees from the United StatesOttawa Citizen -Minnesota Public Radio News -The Globe and Mail
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:02:20 GMT


In Sweden, tensions temper pride over refugee policy
Sweden has received more refugees per capita than any other European nation. At the peak of the European migrant crisis in 2015, more than 160,000 people arrived in Sweden requesting asylum -- a huge surge for a country with a population of fewer than ...
Here's what's really going on with refugees and crime in SwedenBusiness Insider
Sweden Democrats: Trump was rightFox News
Trump Is Right: Sweden's Embrace of Refugees Isn't WorkingWall Street Journal (subscription)

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:40:48 GMT

Stop being sentimental about child refugees, says Tory MP
The Guardian
Critics of the government's decision to close the door on refugee children from Calais have been urged to “stop being sentimental” by a Tory backbencher. Pauline Latham, the Conservative MP for mid-Derbyshire, said other governments across Europe ...
Scrapping the Dubs amendment on child refugees will leave them in the hands of traffickers. We can stop
Brexit and Donald Trump 'squeezing refugees out of spotlight', warns Keir Starmer MP as Dubs debate beginsThe Independent
'We can't wash out hands of child refugees fleeing conflict, Devon MP warnsPlymouth Herald

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:23:02 GMT

Nashville Scene

'Refugees Are People': Six Stories of Refugees in Nashville
Nashville Scene
Refugees sign a promissory note to reimburse the government for travel expenses. Many of them arrive with next to nothing. Once in the country, they receive Refugee Cash Assistance, which lasts eight months with no extension. “That money is not enough ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:10:57 GMT

CBS Local

New Refugees Get Warm Reception In Colorado
CBS Local
Hickenlooper said the refugees don't choose to be torn from their countries by civil war or violence, but they come to America to keep their families safe and also to live to their full potential. Farduus Ahmed is a refugee from Somalia who has been in ...
'Refugees, welcome!' State and local leaders send message to White HouseColorado Springs Gazette
Governor, mayor welcome dozens of new refugees to Colorado during Union Station receptionThe Denver Post
Dozens of refugees welcomed at Union StationFOX31 Denver

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:29:00 GMT


Sports Illustrated

NBA trade deadline: Latest rumors and reports
Sports Illustrated
The NBA trade deadline has passed. The biggest deal of the week involved the Kings trading DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for a package including Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, a top-three protected 2017 first-round pick and Philadelphia's 2017 ...
Sources: Pacers listened to suitors for Paul George, opted to stay putESPN
NBA Trades: The Stars Stay Put as Deadline PassesNew York Times
Paul George Trade Rumors: Nuggets Reportedly Made 'Monster Offer' to PacersBleacher Report -Yahoo Sports
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:25:05 GMT

Sports Illustrated

Reports: Dallas Mavericks acquire Nerlens Noel in trade
And even if they trade Jahlil Okafor, they have another young back-up big - Richaun Holmes - on a cheap contract behind Embiid. They could still use some help in the backcourt, but could have two more Lottery picks this year. They can swap picks with ...
Trade Grades: Mavs Steal Nerlens Noel From 76ers In Savvy Deadline MoveSports Illustrated
Fantasy Basketball Trade Deadline Roundup: Analyzing deadline deals including Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, PJ
The Philadelphia 76ers ruined their process by trading Nerlens
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:38:00 GMT


Trump can't find any US trade surpluses. Here you go, Mr. President
"The deals we have with other countries are unbelievably bad. We don't have any good deals," Trump told a group of business executives at the White House. "In fact, I'm trying to find a country where we actually have a surplus of trade as opposed to a ...
Trump says he can't find any country the US has a trade surplus with — here they areBusiness Insider
Mr. President, here are 10 countries the US trumps on the trade frontMarketWatch

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:23:53 GMT

Chicago Tribune

Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to Thunder, pending league approval
Chicago Tribune
Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to Thunder, pending league approval. Taj Gibson. Photos of Taj Gibson. K.C. JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The Bulls didn't trade Jimmy Butler. The Bulls did agree to trade one of the most identifiable ...
NBA Trade Deadline: Bulls deal Gibson, McDermott to OKC for Payne package -- grading the
Trade Grades: Thunder Add Depth With Gibson, McDermott At The DeadlineSports Illustrated
Bulls trade Gibson, McDermott to Thunder; Butler stays putChicago Sun-Times
NBC Chicago -USA TODAY -SB Nation
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:24:35 GMT

NBA trade deadline: Winners and losers headlined by Pelicans, Celtics
We covered this in detail after the trade was made , but the Pelicans got a steal. They debut the new “Fire and Ice” combination Thursday night and kick off a new era. They needed to put a star next to Anthony Davis , and they added a superstar. They ...
2017 NBA trade deadline completed: Stars stay in placeUSA TODAY
NBA trade rumors (2/23/17): Full RECAP of deadline buzz, trades,
Report: Celtics 'Standing Pat' At NBA Trade DeadlineCBS Local
Chicago Tribune -New York Post -Bleacher Report -Yahoo Sports
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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:00:38 GMT


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