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Brexit

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:10:04 GMT

The Guardian view on MPs and Brexit: parliament must decide  The Guardian

Editorial: If the sovereignty of parliament is to mean anything, it must mean that the House of Commons has to vote soon on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:27:00 GMT

Brexit in chaos as Tory MPs trigger vote of no confidence in May  The Guardian

Conservative MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May, plunging the Brexit process into chaos as Tory colleagues indicated they no longer ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:41:00 GMT

Brexit deal: May to meet Foster and Varadkar  BBC News

The prime minister will discuss the state of Brexit negotiations with both the taoiseach and DUP leader.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:17:28 GMT

Brexit is a mess, and neither Theresa May nor anyone else has any way to fix it  NBC News

The U.K. is the world's sixth biggest economy, hosts the world's largest financial center and is home to around one in every hundred people on Earth. And yet, as ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:32:00 GMT


European Union

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:12:35 GMT

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:38:26 GMT

The Magnitsky Law Is Taking Over The European Union  Forbes

On December 10, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the UDHR), European ministers of Foreign Affairs unanimously ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:12:00 GMT

Top European Union Court Says Britain Can Reconsider Brexit  TIME

The European Union's top court has ruled that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting hopes that the process can be reversed.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:13:00 GMT

EU negotiators agree on strengthening Europe's cybersecurity  EU News

This evening, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have reached a political agreement on the Cybersecurity Act which ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:46:25 GMT


China

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:59:00 GMT

'Forced tech transfer' has to stop or be regulated, says EU ambassador to China  CNBC

The European Union has a vested interest in promoting technology exchanges with China, but any transfers should be regulated, said the trade bloc's ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:31:28 GMT

China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns  The Wall Street Journal

Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain, as Washington prepares to add *fresh* pressure on Beijing.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:09:00 GMT

Trade deal with China could be elusive until bitter end of negotiating period  CNBC

A new round of high-level talks and some potential giveback on tariffs by China was a bright spot in the U.S.-China trade war, but strategists say the peace could ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:42:43 GMT

Immigration, China Trade, Arctic Warming: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:08:56 GMT


World

Upgrade Would Arm Japan With First Aircraft Carriers Since World War II  The New York Times

The plan, contained in draft defense guidelines approved by the government's governing parties, comes as China is exerting increased military strength.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:33:06 GMT

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:05:00 GMT

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world  BBC News

With around 23 billion chickens on the planet, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:52:40 GMT

What it's like to work in the biggest building in the world  BBC News

To build a fleet of giant airliners requires a building just as big. Boeing's Everett Factory, built to construct the famous 747, is the biggest enclosed structure in the ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:27:16 GMT

In a world of 'algorithmic culture,' music critics fight for relevance  Columbia Journalism Review

A white, chart-topping rapper criticized as “an avatar of algorithm culture.” A young, major-label rock debut dismissed as “an algorithmic fever dream.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:26:28 GMT


South China Sea

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:39:23 GMT

Vietnam uses US-China trade war to rebalance its relationships  South China Morning Post

As the rivalry between China and the US intensifies and uncertainty hangs on whether they can resolve their trade war beyond the current 90-day truce, it's an ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:01:57 GMT

Chinese military official suggests attack vs US ships in South China Sea  Philippine Star

A ranking Chinese military official called for a more aggressive approach against United States warships conducting freedom of navigation operations in the ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:25:00 GMT

There may be more at stake than just trade concessions in the US-China tariff battle  CNBC

U.S. interference in the South China Sea and Taiwan — matters that Beijing considers internal — are seen as influencing factors on trade negotiations.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 03:50:01 GMT

US think-tank casts doubt on South China Sea code  ABS-CBN News

Chances of signing a code of conduct in the South China Sea any time soon may be slim, an analyst from a US think-tank said on Friday.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:15:00 GMT


Russia

Russia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.  The New York Times

Moscow argues that it has much to offer, but analysts say it is short of cash. In any event, Washington is already planning an American-led lunar station.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:00:51 GMT

The US and Russia are trading shots after Moscow sent 2 bombers to visit the US' biggest foe in the hemisphere  Business Insider

Russia's ties to Venezuela are longstanding, but despite the arrival of two Russian bombers there, that support may have its limits.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:23:50 GMT

Russia's Disinformation Chief Takes Fresh Aim at America  The Daily Beast

In an exclusive interview, the head of the Russian Federal News Agency opens up about his pro-Kremlin propaganda and setting up a fake news outlet in the ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:12:00 GMT

Russians Pay Last Respects To Human Rights Defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva  NPR

Alexeyeva, who died Saturday, was a longtime Kremlin critic who lived in exile for 16 years during the Soviet era. President Vladimir Putin tried to co-opt her ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:57:00 GMT

Russia jails a veteran human rights activist — for a Facebook post  The Washington Post

Thousands of Muscovites came to the Central House of Journalists on Tuesday to pay their respects to Ludmila Alekseeva, a veteran Russian human rights ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:39:33 GMT


UK

'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018  BBC News

"Meghan Markle" was the most searched-for person's name for the second year running on Google's UK search *service*. But the Duchess of Sussex came ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:38:48 GMT

Employment Minister welcomes new UK employment record  GOV.UK

The Minister of State for Employment, Alok Sharma, has welcomed the best job figures on record – with 32.48 million people in work in the UK, more than ever ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:15:00 GMT

U.K.’s May Faces Biggest Crisis as Confidence Vote Reports Swirl  Bloomberg

Theresa May faces the greatest crisis of her turbulent time as U.K. prime minister, with growing media reports that Conservative lawmakers were on the brink of ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:10:00 GMT

Home Office fails to suspend 'golden visa' scheme  The Guardian

Controversial scheme selling UK visas to wealthy foreigners was due to be suspended in anti-corruption drive.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:45:00 GMT

UK Marks 70th Anniversary of UN Declaration of Human Rights  GOV.UK

On the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, hosted a panel discussion with ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:34:03 GMT


Germany

Macron's Budget 180 Shows He's Given Up on Help From Germany  Bloomberg

Once Emmanuel Macron had clinched the French presidency last year, he headed straight to Berlin to forge a new future for the European Union with ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:08:00 GMT

German Activists Use Coca-Cola, and Santa Claus, to Denounce the Far Right  The New York Times

A sign showing Coca-Cola's jolly Santa Claus with a bottle of Coke in each hand wasn't what it appeared to be. It drew a boycott online, and soda brands into ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:36:31 GMT

Why May's Last-Minute Brexit Brinkmanship Falls Flat in Germany  Bloomberg

Last Friday in Hamburg, members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party took time out from their annual convention for drinks with a handful of British ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:00:00 GMT

Chaos and the chocolate factory as leak smothers German street  The Guardian

A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of Willy Wonka when a tonne of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified on the pavement.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 02:37:00 GMT

Germany’s SPD set to struggle with Kramp-Karrenbauer ascent  Financial Times

Social Democrats face battle on distinguishing party from CDU under moderate leader.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:01:02 GMT


Business

Business agenda  The Boston Globe

A social media panel, a holiday party, and other events and things to know.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:04:00 GMT

Will Business Confidence Undermine The Trump Economy?  Forbes

Stock markets can often confound pedestrian analysis of macroeconomics, largely because stock prices are only focused on one dynamic in an economy ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:53:00 GMT

Verizon Takes $4.5 Billion Charge Related to Digital Media Business  The Wall Street Journal

Verizon Communications VZ 1.00% Inc. is booking a $4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, conceding that the company's bet on ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:06:00 GMT

Citigroup promotes 125 to managing director — here's the full list  Business Insider

Citigroup is promoting 125 employees to managing director, according to an internal memo. That's the highest rank at the firm.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:35:36 GMT

Lacey scuba gear business fined $197,000 for dumping hazardous waste in toilet, storm drain  The News Tribune

A Lacey business called Seasoft Scuba Gear has been fined $197000 for dumping hazardous waste down a toilet, into a storm drain and on to the ground, the ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:38:00 GMT


France

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:39:48 GMT

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:52:06 GMT

Will EU treat Italy more leniently as France’s Macron risks breaching fiscal rules?  MarketWatch

Some investors and politicians wonder if the European Union will ease pressure on Italy over its deficit-busting budget as France risks breaching the EU's fiscal ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:46:00 GMT

What lies beneath the surface of France's Generation Identity?  Al Jazeera English

Generation Identity has presented a polished image of itself to try to normalise its racist ideas in French society.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:10:00 GMT

Tear Gas Still Lingering, France’s President Will Address the Nation  The New York Times

PARIS — With the smell of tear gas and smoke still lingering in Paris and other cities after a fourth weekend of protests, France's president planned a nationwide ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:53:19 GMT


Italy

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:02:00 GMT

Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister  The Guardian

Italy's education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:39:00 GMT

Rome and EU could be ready to compromise over Italy's spending plans, local media reports  CNBC

Italy and the European Commission could be ready to compromise over Italy's 2019 spending plans, according to local Italian media reports. La Repubblica ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:17:17 GMT

Mangia! Food from Italy | Food/Drink | fredericksburg.com  Fredericksburg.com

Many Italian foods are so familiar they almost seem like American foods. If you ask a child where pizza is from, he is likely to say the United States. And the same ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 02:00:00 GMT

Italy: Five Star Movement MP quits party over disability stance  The Guardian

Matteo Dall'Osso, who has multiple sclerosis, joins rival Forza Italia in protest at 'inaction'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:28:00 GMT


Turkey

An Endless Flood of Syrian Refugees Tests Turkey's Tolerance  Bloomberg

Citizens complain about a lack of jobs, low wages, and higher rents.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT

Dozens Arrested in Raids on Kurdish Party Headquarters in Turkey  VOA News

Turkish police have detained dozens of people, mostly women, in multiple raids on the local headquarters of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:40:00 GMT

Kidnapped, escaped, and survived to tell the tale: How Erdogan's regime tried to make us disappear  Haaretz

Ever since the coup attempt in Turkey it happens again and again. Now, two victims describe what it's like to be cut off from the world, tortured and pressured to ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:34:44 GMT

Turkey Pledges EU Reforms as Rights Concerns Linger  VOA News

Key Turkish EU integration group meets for second time in six months as Ankara pledges to revive membership bid.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:15:00 GMT

U.S. reaches out to Turkey to discuss eastern Syria  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey and the Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn both visited Gaziantep, Turkey last week to ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:36:35 GMT


Syria

Russia says 114,000 Syrians returned home in 2018  ABC News

Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have returned home this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a mere fraction of the nearly 6 million who have fled the ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:51:00 GMT

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:38:00 GMT

What's Next for Hezbollah After its Syria Adventure?  Bloomberg

Since the early years of the Syrian civil war, Israel's most threatening combatant has been busier on a different front. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group, ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:46:00 GMT

U.S. reaches out to Turkey to discuss eastern Syria  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey and the Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn both visited Gaziantep, Turkey last week to ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:36:35 GMT

Has Syria's Assad Finally Won? Despite U.S., Countries Begin Restoring Relations with Russia and Iran's Ally  Newsweek

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has underscored his recent military victories by rekindling diplomatic relations with a number of foreign powers, some of which ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:28:16 GMT


Refugees

The kindergarten giving hope to refugees in Morocco  Aljazeera.com

Run by Yemeni refugees, the school located north of the capital Rabat allows kids to take charge of their own future.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:33:14 GMT

Mid-Michigan sees declining numbers of arriving refugees  WLNS

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)-- - The number of refugees allowed in the United States is declining, and now number s of arriving refugee families in Mid-Michigan ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:28:00 GMT

Stay or go? Syrian refugees face a life-changing choice  Channel NewsAsia

A Syrian refugee girl sits next to dried bread at a refugee camp in Akkar, northern Lebanon, November 27, 2018. Picture taken November 27, 2018.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:56:41 GMT

An Endless Flood of Syrian Refugees Tests Turkey's Tolerance  Bloomberg

Citizens complain about a lack of jobs, low wages, and higher rents.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT

Russia says 114,000 Syrian refugees repatriated in 2018  PAHomePage.com

MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly 114000 Syrian refugees have returned home this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a mere fraction of the nearly 6 million who ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:00:00 GMT


Trade

Trade deal with China could be elusive until bitter end of negotiating period  CNBC

A new round of high-level talks and some potential giveback on tariffs by China was a bright spot in the U.S.-China trade war, but strategists say the peace could ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:42:43 GMT

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:46:05 GMT

Immigration, China Trade, Arctic Warming: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:08:56 GMT

Your first trade for Tuesday, December 11  CNBC

The "Fast Money" traders shared their first moves for the market open. Tim Seymour was a buyer of FedEx. Carter Worth was a buyer of the Short Term Treasury ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:13:46 GMT

Trade war hasn't stopped Chinese companies from listing in the US: Nasdaq  CNBC

This year, there have been 37 initial public offerings by Chinese companies in the U.S., raising a total of $9.2 billion, according to law firm Baker McKenzie.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:49:50 GMT


Elections

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