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Brexit

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:03:03 GMT

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:00 GMT

Hedge funds make big bets against post-Brexit UK economy  The Guardian

A pair of hedge funds owned by prominent Brexit supporters have made significant bets against companies exposed to the British consumer including big high ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMT

Theresa May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal despite growing mutiny  The Guardian

Theresa May is set to launch a last-ditch bid to win over mutinous Tory MPs before deciding whether to proceed with a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:00:00 GMT

Brexit? Britain’s divides run far deeper than that  The Guardian

Tensions have been bubbling away for decades – the Brexit vote exploded them, says Guardian columnist John Harris.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:59:00 GMT


European Union

The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali.  EU News

The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic ...

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:55:20 GMT

UK can unilaterally quit the Brexit process, says EU’s top court  South China Morning Post

European Court of Justice decision means it might be possible for British MPs to scrap the move to leave the bloc, in a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:27:01 GMT

The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 December 2018 Today the EU announced additional ...

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:53:09 GMT

European Union to open its third Gulf delegation in Kuwait amid mutual interests over Iraq, Qatar  CNBC

The move is strategic for Europe, given its desire to be closer to key negotiations affecting stability in the region. Kuwait and the EU see eye-to-eye on issues ...

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:06:58 GMT

What happens if the British Parliament votes down Theresa May's Brexit deal?  The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — With Britain and the European Union's carefully crafted divorce deal headed for likely failure in the British Parliament this week, European ...

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:51:02 GMT


China

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:35:00 GMT

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:03:00 GMT

Asia stocks decline after China reports weak trade data; Japan and Australia fall more than 2 percent  CNBC

Stocks in Asia declined on Monday following significantly weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data released over the weekend. The mainland Chinese markets ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:52:20 GMT

The U.S. Has Huawei in Cuffs. China Has the U.S. in Chains  Bloomberg

Here's a vision of how things might look if Beijing decides to retaliate by leveraging its dominance of the supply chain for American companies.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:17:00 GMT

Unlike the US, China is playing the long game  CNN

In her presidential weekly briefing, Samantha Vinograd writes that while China talks to the US about trade and tries to reach a short-term deal, it's focused on ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:19:00 GMT


World

Amnesty chief Q&A: Women's resilience is what world needs today  Al Jazeera English

As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, Kumi Naidoo discusses the state of women's rights.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:35:00 GMT

Half of the world is now officially online, but several thorny new problems now threaten the digital economy  Business Insider

More than half the world thinks the drawbacks of the digital economy outweigh its benefits.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:00:43 GMT

Sunday Reading: The Ancient World  The New Yorker

From The New Yorker's archive, stories about surprising discoveries from the past, including pieces by John Seabrook, Judith Thurman, Edmund Wilson, Elif ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:04:07 GMT

Broadcom: It's Probably The Best Semi Stock In The World  Seeking Alpha

Broadcom is an exceptional cash generating machine with very solid franchises. The company uses its high level of free cash flow to reward its shareholders ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:50:00 GMT

New Zealand backpacker death: Grace Millane, round-the-world trip turned into tragedy  NEWS.com.au

Grace Millane had just finished soaking in the gorgeous scenery of Peru on the trip of a lifetime when she scooted halfway around the world for her next ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:59:49 GMT


South China Sea

World War 3 THREAT: China to send TWO warships to CONFRONT US Navy in South China Sea  Express.co.uk

CHINA has threatened to ramp up its aggression towards the US in the South China Sea, after military and government officials discussed the tensions and ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:15:00 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

Why China’s ‘fishing fleet’ in the South China Sea is a cause for concern  INQUIRER.net

China's naval and coastguard vessels have been consistently present in the South China Sea, especially that its artificial naval air bases in the Spratly Islands ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:02:00 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

US-China tensions could spill into confrontation in 2019, observers say  South China Morning Post

The risk of confrontation between mainland China and the United States over Taiwan is likely to grow next year as the self-ruled island leans ever closer to ...

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:45:30 GMT


Russia

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91  The New York Times

Lyudmila M. Alexeyeva, a leader of the Russian human rights movement in the Soviet Union and in the era of President Vladimir V. Putin, died on Saturday in a ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:53:42 GMT

Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition  Chicago Tribune

The Russian ambassador. A deputy prime minister. A pop star, a weightlifter, a lawyer, a Soviet army veteran with alleged intelligence ties. Again and again and ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:06:00 GMT

Russia 'now world's second biggest arms producer' after US  FRANCE 24 English

Russia has overtaken Britain to become the world's second biggest arms producer behind the United States, the Stockholm International Peace Research ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:28:00 GMT

Ukrainian Navy commander dismisses Russia's provocation charge  Aljazeera.com

Ukrainian Navy commander Admiral Ihor Voronchenko says Russia has no right to put the 24 captured sailors on trial as they were "prisoners of war, not some ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:34:00 GMT

Where are we in the Trump-Russia story?  CNN

Carl Bernstein joins Brian Stelter to discuss the latest filings by Robert Mueller. "Donald Trump, for the first time in his life, is cornered," Bernstein says. He says ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:26:03 GMT


UK

Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says  BBC News

The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The ECJ judges ruled this could be done ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:15:43 GMT

Man accused of killing UK backpacker appears in New Zealand court  CNN

A 26-year-old man accused of killing a British backpacker has appeared in court in New Zealand, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reports.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:36:00 GMT

UK high streets face quietest Christmas since credit crunch  The Guardian

The crisis on Britain's high streets is to intensify this Christmas, with shopkeepers preparing themselves for the quietest festive period since the credit crunch, ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 GMT

One in ten of the fastest growing UK startups have women founders  The Telegraph

Only one in ten of the fastest-growing startups in the UK have women founders, new research has found, highlighting the issue of access to funding for female ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMT

Bolstered Fisheries Bill and £37m boost for UK fishing industry  GOV.UK

The Government will table an amendment to the Fisheries Bill which will enshrine its commitment to secure a fairer share of fishing opportunities for UK ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:22:57 GMT


Germany

Germany Is Soft on Chinese Spying  Foreign Policy

Last week, New Zealand decided to exclude the Chinese technology company Huawei from providing equipment to operate its 5G high-speed mobile network ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:20:40 GMT

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:44:00 GMT

Germany's new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies  Reuters

The new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) outlined plans on Sunday to change the party's migrant policies before next year's European election, ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:31:00 GMT

Ai Weiwei: 'The mood in Germany is like the 1930s'  The Guardian

The artist has battled surveillance, underground exile and even irate Berlin taxi drivers. He thinks the world has forgotten what human rights mean, which is why ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 GMT

Germany’s Economy Will Be Europe’s Problem  Bloomberg

The imminent end of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's final term presents a great challenge for both her country and the entire European project.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT


Business

Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business  The New York Times

When federal prosecutors recommended a substantial prison term for President Trump's former lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, they linked Mr. Trump to the crimes ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:00:19 GMT

Business tip of the week: Be dedicated  Victoria Advocate

Be prepared to put in time. Nobody will treat your business as well as you would. Be ready to put in long hours to ensure your business is run to your satisfaction, ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT

The Week in Business: The Emails Facebook Doesn’t Want You to See  The New York Times

Hi there! Charlotte Cowles here, back from my week off and ready to regale you with the top stories in business and tech. If you're reading this for the first time, ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:01:33 GMT

6 Common Business Startup Fumbles And How To Avoid Them  Forbes

Be aware of some of the most common “fumbles” new startups make, and learn how to tackle them before they ruin your end game.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:38:00 GMT

West Duluth businesses aim for community with inaugural winter...  Duluth News Tribune

West Duluth small businesses pulled together to get people excited about their area by holding the first-ever Winter West Market on Saturday. The Winter West ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:44:45 GMT


France

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:38:20 GMT

Yellow Vest Protests Continue To Stir Unrest In France  NPR

Members of the Yellow vest movement continued their demonstrations in Paris despite President Emmanuel Macron's decision to cancel a controversial gas tax.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:32:00 GMT

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.  The New York Times

There is little doubt among scientists and economists that carbon taxes are needed to reduce fossil fuel dependence. The question is how to design them to ...

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:52:47 GMT

Fifa and France sign agreement on African football development  BBC Sport

Football's world governing body Fifa and the French Football Federation (FFF) sign an agreement aimed at developing football in Francophone Africa.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:15:59 GMT

'We're getting robbed': Meet the faces behind France's yellow vest protests  CBC.ca

But every member of the "yellow vest" protest movement who came to Paris on Saturday said they're fed up. Many say the cost of living has risen, while their ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:03:00 GMT


Italy

Beavers return to Italy after more than 500 years  CBC News

A beaver was captured on camera in northeast Italy, marking the first sighting of the animal in that country since 1471.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:55:00 GMT

Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can  NBCNews.com

Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:52:00 GMT

Italian priests vow to open church doors to evictees from immigration centres  The Guardian

Italian priests have declared their willingness to “open the church doors of every single parish” to people expelled from reception centres as an anti-immigration ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Italy: Rise of far right fueling anti-migrant attacks  Aljazeera.com

Racist politics blamed for an increase in violence against migrants and refugees in the country.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:11:00 GMT

Concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead and over 50 hurt  Channel 24

Italian authorities say teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 06:43:00 GMT


Turkey

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:55:49 GMT

I would prefer that Gülen was extradited to Turkey: US pastor Brunson  Hurriyet Daily News

Andrew Brunson, a U.S. pastor who was at the heart of a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the U.S., has said he would prefer that Fetullah Gülen, who ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:05:55 GMT

Turkey-EU reform group to focus on ‘justice reform’  Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish government is set to hold this year's second Reform Action Group meeting on Dec. 11, resuming the talks after a three-year pause in a move ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:34:40 GMT

How Turkey Created a Debt Crisis  Bloomberg

Erdogan's growth model was fueled above all by cheap money. In 2018, it finally ran out of road.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Gypsy Girl mosaic returns to Turkey 50 years after its plunder  The Telegraph

Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures - the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic - have returned home more than half a ...

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:19:00 GMT


Syria

UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria  Washington Post

UN begins sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:39:26 GMT

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:34:12 GMT

After defeat in Iraq, ISIS fights on in last enclave in Syria  Military Times

A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:16:37 GMT

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo 'chemical attack'  Al Jazeera English

Syrian opposition denied launching a poison gas attack in November, saying the government was trying to frame them.

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:17:00 GMT

Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future  NPR

Kurdish officials in northeastern Syria say they are holding 550 foreign women whom they captured after defeating ISIS, as well as about 1200 foreign children.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:39:00 GMT


Refugees

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:57:49 GMT

Refugee Rights in 2018 - World  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on World and 4 other countries about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 10 Dec 2018 by Amnesty.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:32:12 GMT

GOLDSTEIN: Concern over UN refugee pact widespread and growing  Toronto Sun

Predictably, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Canada's liberal intelligentsia are falsely portraying opposition to the ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:31:00 GMT

UNHCR welcomes global mayors' commitment to refugees  UNHCR

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi applauds declaration by the Global Mayoral Forum in Marrakech committing to support refugees.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:28:49 GMT

Major parties tussle over risks of sick refugees allowed into Australia  SBS News

Asylum seekers who are murderers and sex offenders could enter Australia through medical treatment transfers, the home affairs minister says.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:40:02 GMT


Trade

Asia stocks decline after China reports weak trade data; Japan and Australia fall more than 2 percent  CNBC

Stocks in Asia declined on Monday following significantly weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data released over the weekend. The mainland Chinese markets ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:52:20 GMT

China Tries to Balance Anger Over Huawei Arrest With Warmer Trade Ties  The New York Times

China is pushing hard for the release of a tech executive, while still trying to follow up on President Trump's recent truce in trade frictions.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:45:40 GMT

Abu Dhabi Ports hopes for 'huge' trade boost from deal with China's Cosco  CNBC

The CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports says the company remains "good allies of all countries" as it embarks on a new agreement that will see its flagship port become an ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:00:21 GMT

U.S. Maintains Hard Line as Details Emerge in Trade Truce With China  The Wall Street Journal

The Trump administration's point man on U.S.-China trade negotiations said the U.S. would hold fast to its 90-day deadline for the conclusion of a lasting ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:03:00 GMT

Behind the scenes of Trump's trade wars  Axios

Last Saturday night, after his dinner with China's President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, President Trump rode to the airport in his armored limousine. The first ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:15:00 GMT


Elections

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