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Brexit

Brexit: European court to rule on legal case  BBC News

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule on whether or not the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. A group of ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:01:37 GMT

Britain faces an increasingly dangerous reality on Brexit  The Irish Times

Alarm bells are ringing as time runs out without a majority for anything.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:34:04 GMT

Theresa May Tried to Lead Britain to a Brexit Compromise. Was It Too Late?  The New York Times

LONDON — The full weight of two and a half years of struggle was visible on Prime Minister Theresa May's face when she appealed to her colleagues to let go ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:41:32 GMT

Northern Ireland's history provides a Brexit lesson for us all  The Guardian

The region knows the damage division can do and the benefits when it is overcome. We must support Theresa May's deal.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:00:00 GMT

Britons scramble to get E.U. passports before Brexit  NBC News

With the U.K. due to leave the European Union in March, demand has skyrocketed among Britons for passports from other countries in the bloc.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:08:00 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

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

European Union approves Brexit deal with United Kingdom  USA TODAY

Months of negotiations were finalized Sunday as the EU approved approves divorce deal, setting out withdrawal terms.

Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT


China

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:35:00 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

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

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

Lighthizer: Huawei case 'totally separate' from U.S.-China talks  POLITICO

It is totally separate from anything I work on or anything that trade policy people in the administration work on,” he says.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMT


World

Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer  WDAM

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:35:33 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 03:00:33 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

The 31 most popular cities in the world for travelers  INSIDER

New York City saw more than 13 million international tourists last year, but it only finished No. 8 on the global list of most popular destinations.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:40:46 GMT

Macron to appeal to French in wake of latest violent protests  The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron is set to address the French people on Monday night after a fourth weekend of violence on the streets of major cities left the president under ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:23:00 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

Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition  The Washington Post

Some offered to help his campaign and his real estate business. Some offered dirt on his Democratic opponent. Repeatedly, Russian nationals suggested ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:50:06 GMT

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:53:42 GMT

The sad truth about Russian election interference  The Washington Post

New filings by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Friday provided *fresh* clues about where the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:39:12 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

Comey: FBI Probe of Russia Looked at 4 Americans  TIME

The FBI investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans, former FBI Director James Comey said.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:30:42 GMT


UK

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 05:48:00 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

UK Intelligence Agencies Are Planning a Major Increase in 'Large-Scale Data Hacking'  Gizmodo

Intelligence agencies in the UK are preparing to “significantly increase their use of large-scale data hacking,” the Guardian reported on Saturday, in a move that ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 02:00:00 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

The data which shows the UK could be close to full employment  Telegraph.co.uk

The British recovery from the 2008 recession has been accompanied by a more than halving of the unemployment rate from 8.5pc in 2011 to 4.1pc in the third ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:00:00 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

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:33:24 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

Amazon Workers in Spain and Germany Announce Strikes Ahead of Christmas: ‘Change Must Come Now’  Gizmodo

Following protests over workers' rights across Europe during the Black Friday crunch last month, Amazon workers in Spain and Germany continue to strike ...

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:05:00 GMT

Long-distance rail traffic in Germany halted due to strike  Reuters

Rail workers in Germany staged a four-hour strike over pay on Monday morning, bringing long-distance rail traffic to a standstill and disrupting commuter and ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:44:00 GMT


Business

Crews respond to fire at Cambridge business  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

A fire broke out in a Cambridge business Sunday night.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:49:00 GMT

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


France

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:18:57 GMT

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:55:46 GMT

France protests: Businesses lose more than $1.5bn  Aljazeera.com

'Yellow vest' protests against high taxes, falling living standards have taken a massive bite from tourism revenue.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:27:00 GMT

[ANALYSIS] What Filipinos can learn from France's yellow vest protests  Rappler

As in France, only popular protest in the streets will be able to stop the government's stubbornly stupid plan.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:24:00 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


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

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

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


Turkey

Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request  BBC News

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has ruled out extraditing to Turkey suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Adel al-Jubeir said: "We do not extradite ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:07:24 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

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

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 20:16:33 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

After defeat in Iraq, Islamic State fights on in last enclave in Syria  Chicago Tribune

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 05:19:00 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

See ‘The Jungle’ and you won’t be able to get the plight of refugees out of your head  The Washington Post

A British drama that takes you into a refugee camp has its American debut.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:30:34 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

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

MLB rumors, free agency and trade updates: Mets trade talks lose steam; Cubs won't trade Schwarber  CBS Sports

We'll keep you in the know for everything happening on the eve of winter meetings.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 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

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:02:00 GMT

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