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Brexit

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

David Gauke expresses 'grave concerns' about no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

The justice secretary has said he has grave concerns about the prospect of leaving the European Union without a deal, saying it would have a “very adverse ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:06:00 GMT

How a No-Deal Brexit Is Shaping Up, From Banks to Food Supplies  Bloomberg

With just six weeks to go until Brexit day, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May continues to wield the threat of walking away from talks as a negotiating tactic.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Florists: Fresh blooms could become preserve of the rich in no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

Independent florists in Cambridge tell how high-cost imports and long border delays would hit their trade.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:19:00 GMT

There are 40 days until Brexit. Where do things stand?  Al Jazeera English

Britain is expected to leave the EU on March 29 and is yet to agree a deal with the bloc on the terms of its withdrawal.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:04:00 GMT


European Union

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:41:00 GMT

The EU’s Dirty Money Blacklist: North Korea, Syria, and… Puerto Rico?  Foreign Policy

The U.S. Treasury Department scolded the European Union for including U.S. territories on a list of dirty money hotspots around the world, telling American ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:23:15 GMT

The European Union must wake up to the threat it faces or be prepared to go the way of the USSR  South China Morning Post

Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and its people need to wake up before it is too late. If they don't, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in ...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:00:15 GMT

U.S. Tells European Union to Recognize Guaido as Venezuela President  U.S. News & World Report

MUNICH (Reuters) - The European Union must recognize Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country, U.S. Vice ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:27:00 GMT

Theresa-May-Parliament-Brexit-Deal-European-Union-Hold-Their-Nerve  Fortune

British Prime Minister Theresa May asked politicians to hold their nerve and give her time to renegotiate the Brexit deal, indicating she plans to fast-track the laws ...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:41:15 GMT


China

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:57:11 GMT

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:39:00 GMT

China, US continue tit-for-tat row over Huawei  Aljazeera.com

Top Chinese diplomat and US vice president exchange barbs over telecoms giant's relationship with Beijing.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:08:00 GMT

Disarmament efforts must include China as well as US, Russia: Merkel  Channel NewsAsia

China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, amid rising concern about Beijing's ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:09:51 GMT

China’s Property Market, Once a Lifeline, Now Carries Economic Risks  The Wall Street Journal

Home prices are slumping in a number of smaller cities across China and officials express deepening concern with financial risks from years of rising property ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT


World

How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent  Science Daily

Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:00:14 GMT

Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel  Ars Technica

Producer James Cameron wanted his fictional tech to be grounded in the real world.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:05:00 GMT

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick over abuse claims  The Guardian

Ex-archbishop of Washington DC is most senior figure to be removed from priesthood in modern times.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:18:00 GMT

Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144  KXNet.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:29:35 GMT

Disillusioned Britons turn to far-right ‘popular front’  The Guardian

More than two-thirds of the British public feel they are not represented by the main political parties, according to new analysis that warns the breakdown in trust is ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT


South China Sea

US steps up freedom of navigation patrols in South China Sea  South China Morning Post

The United States has stepped up its freedom of navigation operations in the disputed South China Sea as it challenges Beijing's efforts to strengthen its ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:00:15 GMT

South China Sea dispute  South China Morning Post

The South China Sea, one of the world's busiest waterways, is subject to several overlapping territorial disputes involving China, Vietnam, the Philippines, ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:30:00 GMT

China, US trade barbs over Huawei, South China Sea at Munich conference  South China Morning Post

US Vice-President Mike Pence urges leaders to reject the Chinese telecoms firm, saying Washington has been clear 'on the threats posed'

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:01:17 GMT

Asean-Beijing South China Sea talks set to start by late-Feb  The Straits Times

Negotiations for a pact between Asean nations and China aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea are to begin later this month, said Defence Minister ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:00:00 GMT

Analysis | Why the South China Sea Fuels U.S.-China Tensions  Washington Post

For decades, the U.S. has guaranteed freedom of navigation in Asia's waters, patrolling the seas with a view to maintaining the principle that no sovereign state ...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:01:31 GMT


Russia

Russian minister calls Gavin Williamson 'minister for war'  The Guardian

Russia's foreign minister has described Gavin Williamson as “minister for war” after the UK defence secretary said Russia had blood on its hands for its actions ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:53:00 GMT

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:28:00 GMT

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok's Calvey  Aljazeera.com

Michael Calvey, the US founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, has been accused of fraud in Russia.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:16:00 GMT

Russian investment fund chief defends Michael Calvey, US investor detained in Moscow  CNBC

The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund has said he is prepared to personally vouch for Michael Calvey.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:04:17 GMT

Disarmament efforts must include China as well as US, Russia: Merkel  Channel NewsAsia

China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, amid rising concern about Beijing's ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:09:51 GMT


UK

The world on your doorstep – why the UK offers everything you'll ever need in a holiday  Telegraph.co.uk

It is a haven of peace infused with the spirituality of centuries of religious devotion, and sitting by its shores of translucent blue water on a calm summer's day is ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Let Shamima Begum return to UK or risk more terror recruits, says expert  The Guardian

The home secretary's response to teenage Islamic State bride Shamima Begum will guarantee new recruits to the ideology that underpins the terror group, ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:36:39 GMT

Five of the best archaeology walks in the UK  The Guardian

As the days get longer, walking in the great outdoors gains appeal. Archaeological remains add layers of history to these scenic routes.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT

UK fracking industry pushes for review of earthquake limits  The Guardian

Firms say regulations forcing operations to stop if they trigger tremors greater than 0.5 magnitude threaten viability.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT

With 6 Weeks Till Brexit, It's Unclear How The U.K. Will Leave the E.U.  NPR

Britain is only six weeks away from its departure from the European Union, but it's not at all clear how Britain will leave the European Union. Many things ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:19:00 GMT


Germany

Germany's wolves are on the rise thanks to a surprising ally: the military  Science Magazine

Wolves are an impressive success story for wildlife recovery in central Europe, bouncing back from near extermination in the 20th century to a population of ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:27:15 GMT

Fight populism by explaining the benefits of globalization, ex-German finance chief urges  CNBC

Germany's former finance minister expressed his concerns about an upcoming election at the EU this year, saying voters would only shun populist politics if the ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:17:31 GMT

Germany’s soldiers of misfortune  POLITICO.eu

The once mighty Bundeswehr is looking increasingly threadbare.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:56:00 GMT

In Germany, the Green New Deal works  The Japan Times

BERLIN - Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats' Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00:00 GMT

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found  The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:33:33 GMT


Business

NASCAR's Aggressive Plan To Get The Business Turned Around  Forbes

As NASCAR has seen declines in attendance and revenues, the sport has put together a plan to get things turned around. Here's the details.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:40:00 GMT

BRAC accepting applications for Diversity in Business Award  WAFB

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is taking applications for its Diversity Star Award to honor regional businesses that champion diversity and inclusion.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:30:39 GMT

How To Find A Million Dollar Business Idea  Forbes

Today it seems like the only startups most want to begin or fund are the billion dollar unicorn type. So, where to billion dollar business ideas come from? A few ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:17:00 GMT

The Week in Business: Amazon Breaks Up With New York, and Warren Buffett Takes Stock  The New York Times

Plus, tax season brings bad news, and the Fed offers more clues about its change of heart.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:51:57 GMT

New York's image is 'a bit tarnished' after Amazon exit, says business group CEO  CNBC

When it comes to luring business to New York, the city may take a hit after Amazon announced its exit, says Kathryn Wylde, CEO of Partnership for New York ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:23:36 GMT


France

Big Brand Food Shopping Just Got More Expensive In France  Forbes

The French government has introduced a new food law which will radically shake up supermarket shopping for the average consumer.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Former French flanker has theory on France's increasingly bizarre selection policy  RugbyPass

Former captain Serge Betsen admits he has already ripped up his wish-list for France in this season's Six Nations following losses to Wales and England and is ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:05:00 GMT

Hundreds Denounce Anti-Semitism Spike In France  NPR

French authorities say there's been a 74 percent increase of anti-Semitic acts in the country since 2017. Hundreds denounced the rise in anti-Semitism at a ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:29:00 GMT

Support for France’s ‘yellow vests’ dwindles as protests enter 14th weekend  Global News

PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – France's “yellow vest” protests are part of a humanist movement aimed at improving the lives of everyone in the country, one ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:23:00 GMT

Samoura: France is ready to set new records  FIFA.com

At the beginning of February, with four months to go until the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ (7 June-7 July), Paris played host to “Think ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:41:15 GMT


Italy

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat  Washington Post

France has sent its ambassador back to Italy on Friday following the biggest diplomatic dispute between the two countries since World War II.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:24:09 GMT

France sending ambassador back to Italy following spat  News24

France is sending its ambassador back to Italy after the allies' biggest diplomatic dispute since World War II.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:09:00 GMT

Salvini reveals May elections will TOPPLE Brussels elite following shock Italy EXIT threat  Express.co.uk

Matteo Salvini has boasted that the EU will finally be changed for good following the European Parliament elections in May. This comes amid a wave of attacks ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:02:00 GMT

Veterans column: Pfc. Jackson gets to work in Italy with "American Lions"  The Newark Advocate

Once the parades were over in Italy for Pfc. George Jackson and the rest of the 332nd Infantry Regiment, it was time to get to work.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:14:00 GMT

Taking sides: Italian defense industry rep attacks Franco-German fighter deal  DefenseNews.com

There are murmurings that Italy will seek closer ties with the U.K. as a consequence of a Franco-German fighter deal.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:37:47 GMT


Turkey

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:25:00 GMT

Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey | TheHill  The Hill

President Trump on Friday nominated David Satterfield to be ambassador to Turkey, taking the first step toward filling a key State Department post in the Middle ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:16:10 GMT

U.S. ally Turkey looks to Russia and Iran to protect its interests  NBC News

Turkey sees Russia and Iran as the key players in Syria, and has clashed with Washington over its support for the Kurds and sanctions on Tehran.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:21:00 GMT

Greece-Turkey relations could be improved by reopening a historic seminary  The Economist

PERCHED atop an island on the Marmara Sea, off the coast of Istanbul, and accessible only on foot or by horse buggy, the Halki seminary hardly seems like a ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again  Skift

Turkey's remarkable tourism turnaround continued into 2018 as it once again came out on top in Europe for international arrivals growth. Preliminary Turkey's ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:15:31 GMT


Syria

Can the Astana process survive the US withdrawal from Syria?  Al Jazeera English

Trump's decision to pull out of Syria has sent Turkey, Russia and Iran scrambling to find a solution for the northeast.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:48:00 GMT

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas  Al Jazeera English

Armed groups have committed abuses in rebel-held Idlib and Turkish-controlled areas, rights groups say.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:25:00 GMT

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near  Washington Post

BAGHOUZ, Syria — The sound of mortar shelling and fighter jets whizzing by filled the air. At the base in this small village, fighters from the U.S.- backed Syrian ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:41:15 GMT

Merkel says US withdrawal from Syria will boost Russia and Iran  The Telegraph

Angela Merkel yesterday warned the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria following the defeat of Isil and the collapse of its caliphate risks handing the ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:18:00 GMT

U.S. urges allies to stay in Syria, even as it prepares to withdraw  The Washington Post

Talks on the sidelines of a Munich security conference centered on plans after the expected departure of 2000 U.S. troops.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:56:20 GMT


Refugees

Syrian chocolatier to hire, mentor refugees: 'They come here to contribute'  Ottawa Citizen

'Being a refugee is not a choice, it's not a decision, it's not a life goal. These people are fleeing their homes because of war, because of persecution': Tareq ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:45:55 GMT

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:37:00 GMT

This program helps skilled refugees find jobs in new countries  Fast Company

Like most tech companies, Bonfire, a small company that makes procurement software in Canada, often struggles with a talent gap that makes it hard to find ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

4 Boise refugees accused of raping woman in car in Kuna  Idaho Statesman

Police have arrested four refugees from Tanzania for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman in a car in Kuna. She told police she was with one of the teens in ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:10:00 GMT

Manus refugee wins award for exposing 'cruel' Australia policy  Al Jazeera English

Martin Ennals Award given to Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who has been advocating for refugee rights on Papua New Guinea island.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:56:00 GMT


Trade

Is A China Trade Deal Slipping Away?  Forbes

Both President Trump and Chinese leaders are trying to put a positive spin on their marathon trade talks, but the fact is that there is little sign of progress.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:23:00 GMT

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:18:41 GMT

Anthony Davis says Celtics, all teams but Pelicans on trade list  ESPN

A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:47:01 GMT

The global trade war makes a local stop: Springfield  The Boston Globe

The US Trade Representative has denied tariff relief to CRRC, the Chinese government-backed company assembling the T's new subway cars at a massive ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:04:00 GMT

2019 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker  NBCSports.com

The 2019 NHL trade deadline takes place on Monday, February, 25. The latest trades, rumors and news are right here.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:14:28 GMT


Elections

Illinois Worker Who Opened Fire Inside Factory Had No Permit for Gun  The New York Times

AURORA, Ill. — An angry worker who opened fire inside a suburban Chicago factory where he had worked for years was barred from having the handgun he ...

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:18:45 GMT

Mexico border wall: Trump faces fight in the courts  BBC News

President Trump faces legal challenges to his decision to use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico. California and New York said ...

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:51:13 GMT

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is destroying opportunity for fellow Democrats  New York Post

Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! You just killed 25,000 jobs for urban Democrats in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse areas in the entire ...

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:40:00 GMT

Pope Makes Unprecedented Move of Defrocking Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse  Slate

The Vatican announced on Saturday that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, once the archbishop of Washington, has been expelled from the priesthood after ...

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:06:00 GMT

Mormons to allow missionaries to call home weekly, instead of twice yearly  NBCNews.com

The move is aimed at encouraging families to be more involved in the missionary experience, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said.

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:15:00 GMT


 
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