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BBC News

Brexit: Donald Tusk says not enough progress in talks
BBC News
European Council president Donald Tusk has said not enough progress has been made to move to the next phase of Brexit talks in Brussels. He said Theresa May's "realistic" speech on Friday showed the UK's "philosophy of having a cake and eating it is ...
Ireland Thinks the Brexit Transition Could Last Five YearsBloomberg
Donald Tusk: UK is dropping cake-and-eat-it approach to BrexitThe Guardian
Donald Tusk: There's not 'sufficient progress' in Brexit talks to discuss future UK-EU tradeThe Independent
Business Insider UK
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:25:48 GMT

The Guardian

Northern Ireland beef farmers call for five-year Brexit transition
The Guardian
The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is the first industry body to come out against the prime minister's plan saying it needs more time to offset the negative impact of Brexit in Northern Ireland, which has the weakest economy of the 12 regions of ...
Brexit deadlock over Irish border 'could lead to break-up of the union'
As the leader of the Irish Labour Party, I'm sick of being ignored while Brexit threatens to destroy Ireland completelyThe Independent
Leo Varadkar: 'Too early' to assess Brexit progressBBC News
Irish Examiner -CNBC -Sky News
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:45:46 GMT

Financial Times

How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict
The Guardian
How has the economy reacted to the vote to leave the EU? Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK. Brexit · Brexit data snapshot ...
Brexit trades not as simple as they lookedFinancial Times

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:01:17 GMT

The Guardian

Macron lays out vision for 'profound' changes in post-Brexit EU
The Guardian
With Brexit looming, Macron warned the rest of Europe against the dangers of anti-immigrant nationalism and fragmentation. “We thought the past would not come back … We thought we had learned the lessons,” he told a crowd of European students at ...
Emmanuel Macron wants reforms for post-Brexit
Emmanuel Macron says Britain could be part of reformed EU after BrexitSky News
French President Macron presents vision of post-Brexit EuropeFRANCE 24
Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog)
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:43:54 GMT

BBC News

Brexit: Irish Labour leader Brendan Howlin wants new vote
BBC News
The leader of the Irish Labour Party has said there should be a second referendum on the detail of a Brexit deal. Brendan Howlin said it was a reasonable suggestion to have a vote on the final package, otherwise voters would be buying "a pig in a poke".

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:20:58 GMT

European Union

Washington Examiner

A European Union defense force is a bad idea
Washington Examiner
French President Emmanuel Macron is foolishly dreaming of a European Union defense force -- in his mind, hopefully, established by 2020. Made up of military units from various EU members, the force would be separate from the NATO alliance which ...
Macron sets out grand plan to relaunch 'weak and slow' European UnionCNN International
Emmanuel Macron says Britain could return to 'reformed, simplified'
The Next Three Flash Points for the European UnionWall Street Journal (subscription) -The Guardian
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:58:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal (blog) (subscription)

The Next Three Flash Points for the European Union
Wall Street Journal (blog) (subscription)
Despite centrist or mainstream wins in elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands, support remains strong for nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-EU ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:19:00 GMT

Economic Times

European Union regulators probe Essilor, Luxottica merger plan
Economic Times
The European Commission, which polices EU competition rules, said Tuesday it "has concerns that the merger may reduce competition for ophthalmic lenses." France-based Essilor is the largest supplier of ophthalmic lenses world-wide. Italy's Luxottica is ...
EU Opens Investigation Into Essilor-Luxottica Merger -- UpdateFox Business

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:29:00 GMT

The Guardian

EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns
The Guardian
The American Chamber of Commerce in Europe has warned that the EU's plans to take more tax from technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon will damage the continent's economic growth and could lead to a breakdown in cooperation with ...
US companies urge EU to refrain from unilateral moves on web

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:20:00 GMT

Economic Times

European Union may commit funds for flagship Indian projects
Economic Times
Buoyed by German Chancellor Angela Merkels fourth win, EU is expected to commit additional investments for the Union governments flagships projects.

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:15:48 GMT


New York Times

Snapshots Along the River Where China Meets North Korea - The ...
New York Times
As tensions grow over North Korea's nuclear tests and China's sanctions, tourists and residents in the region seemed divided over where to cast blame.

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:01:55 GMT


Ivanka Trump's China business ties are more secret than ever
But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes, and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:33:00 GMT

Washington Post

Trump thanks China for help on North Korea, claims diplomacy is working
Washington Post
President Trump thanked China on Tuesday for help reining in North Korea as his administration moved to punish banking entities in China and elsewhere that have allegedly helped the rogue regime in Pyongyang get around a punishing yoke of economic ...
At UN and in the Air, North Korea and US Trade Tough MessagesNew York Times
China moves to implement UN sanctions with limits on some refined oil exports to North KoreaCNBC
China to enforce UN sanctions against North KoreaThe Guardian
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:37:30 GMT

The Verge

China blocks WhatsApp - The Verge
The Verge
China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to The New York Times. Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions ...
China Has Blocked Most WhatsApp Service as Screws Tighten on Internet UseFortune
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting - BBC ...BBC News
China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online CensorshipNew York Times
TechCrunch -CNNMoney -Business Insider
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:31:00 GMT


China fines tech giants for not censoring banned content ahead of October's party congress
Chinese authorities said on Monday that they have handed down maximum fines to the operators of three major social-media platforms in the country for failing to deal with pornography, violence and other banned content on their sites. The affected ...
China fines social media services over banned contentAxios

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:55:01 GMT


Toronto Sun

Gruesome fratricide is all part of Kim Jong Un's master plan
New York Post
Kim Jong Un wanted to assassinate his half-brother in the most “gruesome” and public way possible earlier this year to “horrify the rest of the world” and instill fear among his doubters, according to a Monday report. The daring assassination of Kim ...
Kim Jong un wanted to 'horrify world' with bro's murderToronto Sun

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:56:30 GMT


Bitcoin, Ethereum And The Parallel World Of Crypto-Finance
While much of the world remains unaware or skeptical, Bitcoin and its crypto-cousins are quietly building a parallel financial system. It's a friction-less system of economic networks with global 24/7 availability and advanced functionality that, in ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:19:58 GMT

The Nation.

This Is What World War III With China Might Look Like
The Nation.
For the past 50 years, American leaders have been supremely confident that they could suffer military setbacks in places like Cuba or Vietnam without having their system of global hegemony, backed by the world's wealthiest economy and finest military, ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:42:22 GMT

World Opinion of Trump and US
At a campaign rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump said “the world is starting to respect the United States of America again.” Surveys suggest otherwise. The Pew Global Attitudes Project found that citizens in 35 out of 37 countries have less ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:54:06 GMT

ABC News

San Antonio Spurs coach calls the US an 'embarrassment in the world,' rails against support for Trump
ABC News
One of the NBA's most lauded and longest tenured coaches departed from basketball talk and spoke candidly about his views on activism in athletics, white privilege and the presidency. The charged remarks came from coach Gregg Popovich during ...
Gregg Popovich: US is an 'embarrassment to the world'New York Post
Gregg Popovich says the US has become 'an embarrassment to the world' in speech slamming Trump and white privilegeAOL
Gregg Popovich: 'Our Country is an Embarrassment in the World'SLAM Online

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:28:46 GMT

South China Sea

Fatal Fisherman Shootings Turn Spotlight on High Stakes in South China Sea
The dispute over territorial rights in the South China Sea turned deadly over the weekend as the navy of the Philippines shot, fatally, two Vietnamese fishermen who pretty clearly were intruding into Filipino waters. The incident caused ripples as far ...
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaNew Jersey Herald
This Is What World War III With China Might Look LikeThe Nation.
Australia, Japan and India Look to South China SeaDefence Aviation Post

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:01:20 GMT

China-Vietnam ties greatly improved with expanded border meeting
Global Times
China and most Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members arrived at a consensus and committed to easing disputes in the South China Sea in August. However, Vietnam tried to force its agenda by inserting "construction on islands and reefs" ...

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:43:01 GMT


Beijing's military threats in South China Sea could hurt energy firms
As the world's second-largest economy threatens military action in the South China Sea, oil and gas players with interests in the disputed zone are put in a bad place. That was the case for Spanish energy firm Repsol. In July, its subsidiary Talisman ...
China Hits Back At Trump's Barb Over South China Sea In UN SpeechNDTV
Beijing Adopts New Tactic for S. China Sea ClaimsWashington Free Beacon

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:49:00 GMT

South China Morning Post

Top Chinese commander's goodwill gesture to Vietnam
South China Morning Post
Vietnam has been among the vocal opponents of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea and irked Beijing when it sought to have those objections included in the Asean summit communique. China has tried to defuse some of that opposition in ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:02:33 GMT

EJ Insight

Why Trump's 'South China Sea card' is unlikely to work this time
EJ Insight
In his recent maiden speech to the UN, Trump stressed that “we must reject threats to sovereignty from Ukraine to the South China Sea, and we must uphold respect for law, respect for borders, and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these ...
Is it just a battle of words between Trump and Kim? I hope it isDaily Sabah

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:37:00 GMT



Why Russia Is Threatening to Block Access to Facebook
Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network (fb, +0.08%) complies with a law that requires websites that store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.
Russia threatens to block FacebookCNNMoney
Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storageNews & Observer
Russia Is Threatening to Close Facebook Like It Did LinkedInNewsweek
Los Angeles Times -Bloomberg -Voice of America
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:41:35 GMT

Washington Post

Russia exploited America's racial division problem in the election, and it hasn't gotten better
Washington Post
America has a race problem. And Russia knows it. But does President Trump know how to help solve it or is he invested in making it worse? The Washington Post reported Monday that Russia bought more than 3,000 ads on Facebook aimed at capitalizing on ...
What We Know—and Don't Know—About Facebook, Trump, and RussiaWIRED
Facebook And RussiaSeeking Alpha
Recode Daily: Those Russia-backed Facebook ads were intended to divide Americans before the electionRecode
Engadget -New York Post -Business Insider -Washington Post
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:37:06 GMT


Roger Stone defends himself to congressional Russia investigators, has 'frank exchange'
(CNN) President Donald Trump's longtime confidante Roger Stone accused lawmakers of making "falsehoods, misstatements, and misimpressions" with allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during his appearance before ...
Trump ally Roger Stone insists no evidence of Russia collusionCBS News
Roger Stone says House members spread Russia collusion liesNew York Post
Stone says no coordination between Trump campaign and RussiaBloomington Pantagraph
Washington Post -USA TODAY
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:49:46 GMT


Senators say they'll protect Mueller if Trump's Russia ire heats up
Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they would remain vigilant to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, even as President Donald Trump has slightly lowered the temperature about his discontent over the Russia probe.
Legal experts split on constitutionality of bills to protect Robert Mueller in Russia probeUSA TODAY
Special counsel probing flow of Russian-American money to Trump political fundsABC News
Spicer hires lawyer for Russia probe: reportThe Hill
Washington Examiner -CNN International
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:37:00 GMT

Foreign Policy (blog)

Russia's Hybrid Warriors Got the White House. Now They're Coming for America's Town Halls.
Foreign Policy (blog)
It's hard to imagine that the Russian cyberthreat could be more disruptive than what has been uncovered so far. But the focus on email hacking and possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in 2016 has overshadowed other ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:46:00 GMT


The Guardian

Cover versions: why are UK and US book jackets often so different?
The Guardian
But in the case of Hillary Clinton's memoir What Happened, you can't help thinking that the book's sales in the UK are despite the jacket treatment, not because of it. Whereas the US jacket oozes the gravitas you expect from the woman who stood up to ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:36:14 GMT

The Guardian

Donald Tusk: UK is dropping cake-and-eat-it approach to Brexit
The Guardian
“We will discuss future relations with the UK once there is sufficient progress,” said the council president, who represents national governments in Brussels. “The sides are working hard at it but if you ask me, and if today member states ask me, I ...
UK embarks on Brexit diplomacy tour of
UK Brexit policy of 'having cake and eating it' has ended, Donald Tusk saysEvening Standard
Donald Tusk: There's not 'sufficient progress' in Brexit talks to discuss future UK-EU tradeThe Independent
BBC News -Bloomberg
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:05:59 GMT

The Guardian

'Leave UK immediately': scientist is latest victim of Home Office blunder
The Guardian
The Immigration Enforcement letter, in which his name was spelled incorrectly, warned Dr Mohsen Danaie that he could face six months in prison, forcible removal from the UK and a ban on returning to Britain for up to 10 years if he did not leave ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:24:51 GMT

Gale force winds and heavy rain to hit UK as tail end of Hurricane Maria heads for Britain
Hurricane Maria is on its way across the North Atlantic and could hit the UK at the weekend, forecasters have warned. The Met Office said the potential weather effects will be "far from those experienced in the Caribbean", but added that weather ...
Strong winds and heavy rain expected to lash UK as tail end of Hurricanes roll across AtlanticManchester Evening News
UK superstorm: When will it hit the UK? Will Hurricane Maria and Lee merge into new
UK to be hit by superstorm caused by Hurricane Maria smashing into Hurricane LeeLiverpool Echo
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:12:00 GMT

The Guardian

Yorkshire Dales' Craven district is happiest in UK, ONS survey finds
The Guardian
The inhabitants of Craven, a district in the southern Yorkshire Dales, are the happiest in the country, according to official statistics. At the other end of the scale, the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) annual study of the nation's happiness ...
UK 'a more upbeat nation' in 2017BBC News
The UK has got happier since the Brexit vote: Where does your area rank?
Personal well-being in the UK - Office for National StatisticsOffice for National Statistics

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:39:30 GMT


New York Times

What the Far Right's Rise May Mean for Germany's Future
New York Times
The latest opportunity to perform that rite comes from Germany, where the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won 13 percent of the vote in national elections Sunday — its largest share ever. It is now the third-largest party in the Bundestag ...
This Was the Worst Possible German Election for EuropeForeign Policy (blog)
German Election Results Highlight Old Divides Between East And WestNPR
The return of the far right in Germany: What does the rise of the AfD party mean?Los Angeles Times
CNBC -Reuters
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:30:59 GMT


Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice
On a recent Thursday afternoon, about a dozen men and women from Afghanistan, Syria, France, Germany and elsewhere milled about awkwardly while Lierenfeld waltzed among them and gave out hugs. After some warm-up games, they broke off into ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:19:00 GMT

Isil's 'ambassador' in Germany goes on trial for recruiting jihadists
A radical Islamic preacher believed to be the chief recruiter for Islamic State in Germany went on trial on Tuesday, accused of running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker. Nicknamed the “faceless preacher” for showing his ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:54:00 GMT

The Guardian

How Germany's far right took over Twitter – and tilted the election
The Guardian
His declared goal was to create a patriotic digital revolution; tilting the German election in favour of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) would only be the beginning. The extreme-right activists had even drafted a comprehensive handbook on media ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:54:00 GMT


Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany -- Update
Fox Business
Mr. Macron repeated his call for a common budget for euro members, an idea with little appeal for most of Germany's political class, but sweetened it with offers of cooperation in areas that could appeal more to Berlin, including migration, security ...
Rise of far right in Germany could hurt the euro zone, analysts sayCNBC
Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on GermanyWall Street Journal (subscription)
Angela Merkel Reorients GermanyThe Atlantic
New York Times -U.S. News & World Report -Financial Times
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:36:11 GMT


Business Insider

IT'S OVER: Republicans will not vote on Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, will move on from Obamacare repeal for now
Business Insider
Republicans on Tuesday decided against bringing the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill to the floor for a vote, a GOP aide told Business Insider, effectively killing the party's latest push to overhaul the US healthcare system. Sens. Lindsey Graham and ...
IT'S OVER: Republicans will not vote on Graham-Cassidy health care billAOL

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:25:12 GMT

Business Insider

An investor is suing Uber, alleging that the company's value has plunged because of the scandals
Business Insider
A Texas-based retirement fund that invested in Uber is suing the company and its former CEO Travis Kalanick, accusing the company of making misleading statements about its business to drum up billions of dollars in investment starting in June 2014.

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:06:10 GMT

Business Insider

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people
Business Insider
For the first time in its 11-year history, Twitter will lift the 140-character limit for tweets — at least for some people. The company announced Tuesday that it would begin testing a new limit of 280 characters for all languages except Japanese ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:13:34 GMT

Business Insider

A college basketball bribery scandal leads to arrests of 10 people — including an Adidas executive
Business Insider
An Adidas executive was arrested on suspicion of paying thousands of dollars in bribes to athletes to persuade them to attend universities sponsored by the sportswear brand. Assistant coaches at Arizona, Auburn, USC, and Oklahoma State have been ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:57:41 GMT


Ivanka Trump's China business ties are more secret than ever
The deepening secrecy means it's unclear who Ivanka Trump's company is doing business within China, even as she and her husband, Jared Kushner, have emerged as important conduits for top Chinese officials in Washington. The lack of disclosure makes ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:33:00 GMT


BBC News

France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms
BBC News
The French president has called for a joint EU defence force as part of his vision for the future of the bloc. Setting out a series of reforms, Emmanuel Macron proposed greater co-operation on security and the fight against terrorism. He came to power ...
Macron Should Fix France Before EU, Czech Election Favorite SaysBloomberg
After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for EuropeReuters
The Anti-Trump: France's Macron lectures Europe (hint: migrants good, borders bad)Fox News -FRANCE 24 -The Local France
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:23:04 GMT

Financial Times

France backs Alstom-Siemens train deal - Financial Times
Financial Times
The French government has approved the planned merger of Alstom, the French high-speed train maker, with the rail unit of Siemens, in a deal that would see ...
France welcomes Siemens/Alstom deal, says will protect jobsReuters

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:13:11 GMT


FRANCE 24, now in Spanish!
FRANCE 24 in Spanish launched live from Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday, with the Spanish-language news channel's inaugural broadcast airing at 1pm Paris time (11am GMT). With an editorial staff based in the Colombian capital, the new channel's team ...
France 24 launches Spanish language news channelNewstalk 106-108 fm

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:23:14 GMT

France's bizarre new 'airline for millennials' unveils flights to Brazil ...
A new airline aimed at millennials has unveiled its first destinations, with the Air France sister project launching flights to Brazil and Seychelles from May next ...
Air France Unveils Its New Millennial-Focused Airline JoonSkift
Air France releases tickets for new 'millenials' airline JoonThe Local France
Air France's Ridiculous 'Airline for Millennials' Promises VR and a ...Gizmodo
CNBC -Fortune -Reuters
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:51:00 GMT

The Local France

France faces more empty petrol stations as truckers' protests rumble on
The Local France
Early on Tuesday, the petrol-availability app Essence reported that 149 stations across France had run out of fuel, while another 235 were running low. The vast majority of these were in northern and western France, however a few dozen were spread out ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:36:20 GMT


Middle East Online

Italy urges Libyan general to work with UN stabilizing plan
Washington Post
ROME — Italian officials urged Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter on Tuesday to “contribute effectively” to the U.N. effort to stabilize Libya, and ruled out any military solution to end Libya's chaos. Hifter met Tuesday with Defense Minister ...
Libyan rebel leader meets top Italian officials in Rome visitBusiness Standard

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:07:33 GMT

Beautiful villages lost to time: Italy's incredible ghost towns
Due to natural disasters and urbanisation, Italy is filled with abandoned villages – often is remarkably beautiful locations. Here are some of the most notable. Craco, Basilicata. This hilltop town dates back to the 11th century, and once boasted a ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:53:26 GMT


WHO and Italy sign first country cooperation strategy
Italy and WHO signed a country cooperation strategy (CCS) for the first time on 13 September 2017. The CCS covers the period from 2017 to 2022 and defines a medium-term strategic framework for cooperation between the partners. The document was ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:15:53 GMT

Washington Post

Italy claims it's found a solution to Europe's migrant problem. Here's why Italy's wrong.
Washington Post
Motivating the Libyan militias' newfound zeal for blocking migrant movement is a new policy spearheaded by the Italian government and embraced by the European Union. The approach relies on payment to militias willing to act as migrant deterrent forces.
Global Pulse: Warehousing refugees to make Italy great again, Trump's effort to polariseThePrint

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:08:27 GMT

Just Back: The breathtaking waters of Italy's most magical village
Sarah Heseltine wins £200 for her tale of going with the flow in a quiet Italian gorge. The rock on which I'm standing is only 4ft high and yet my nerves are jangling. On the other side of the gorge, a couple of children have climbed to a ledge halfway ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:29:31 GMT



Kurdish bid for independence from Iraq emerges as regional flash point
Washington Post
Turkey's president on Tuesday ramped up his criticism of the referendum, calling it “treachery” against Turkey and threatening to impose a stifling blockade of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq. The comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were the ...
Turkey threatens retaliation after Iraqi Kurdish independence voteReuters
Iraq, Turkey forces in joint drills after Kurdish
Turkey threatens blockade after Iraqi Kurdish independence voteEyewitness News
Jewish Telegraphic Agency -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:07:34 GMT


ETF Topper: Turkey ETF Rises, But 2018 Looks Tough
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani announced that Kurds voted for independence in a referendum held Monday, despite threats from irate neighbors Turkey and Iran. Turkey stocks exposed to Iraq could be in trouble, but on Tuesday the iShares MSCI ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:10:26 GMT

The Sun

More Brits are heading back to Turkey and Egypt on holiday – so how safe is it?
The Sun
BRITISH holidaymakers are returning to top tourist destinations in Egypt and Turkey, despite concerns over terror attacks. Thomas Cook has revealed that demand for trips to the two countries had continued to increase because of the cheap prices.
Thomas Cook: British holidaymakers are returning to Egypt and TurkeyThe Independent
Turkey and Egypt revival sees Thomas Cook hit 11% summer bookings hikeTravel Weekly UK

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:34:11 GMT

The Guardian

Archaeologists home in on Homeric clues as Turkey declares year of Troy
The Guardian
The ruins of Troy are half an hour's drive from Çanakkale, a city in north-west Turkey situated on the Dardanelles strait and near the Gallipoli peninsula. The site, on Hisarlık Hill, contains the overlapping remains of 10 cities, Troys I to X, dating ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:38 GMT


Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent oil prices hovered near 26-month highs on Tuesday, supported by Turkey's threat to cut crude exports from Iraq's Kurdistan region and signs of quicker market rebalancing. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan repeated a threat to ...
Brent oil price hits 2-year high as OPEC and Turkey talk down
Oil prices hit 2-year high as Turkey threatens to cut off Iraq's exportsBusiness Insider
Kurdish referendum: Oil prices hit a two-year high on Turkey's threat to cut off pipelineThe Independent
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:57:15 GMT


Washington Post

US allies accuse Russia of strikes in eastern Syria
Washington Post
ISTANBUL — U.S.-backed forces in Syria accused Russia on Monday of launching airstrikes on their positions in the country's east, where world powers and their proxies are scrambling for influence amid the collapse of the Islamic State militant group.
US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern SyriaABC News
Russia Blames US After ISIS Murders Top Moscow General in SyriaNewsweek
US-backed alliance says Russian jets struck its fighters in east SyriaReuters
Business Insider -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:17:04 GMT

Mapping out Syria's remaining battles
As the conflict in Syria enters its seventh year, the civil war has left many parts of the country in ruins, killing more than 465,000 people, and displacing some 12 million Syrians from their homes. Amid a wave of protests across the region known as ...
Russia Gears Up for Big Syria OffensiveBloomberg
Russia, US Allies Exchange Blame Over Deaths In SyriaRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russian aircraft fire cruise missiles at Daesh positions in SyriaPress TV
Reuters -ABC Online -Sky News Australia
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:20:57 GMT


Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice
On a recent Thursday afternoon, about a dozen men and women from Afghanistan, Syria, France, Germany and elsewhere milled about awkwardly while Lierenfeld waltzed among them and gave out hugs. After some warm-up games, they broke off into ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:19:00 GMT


Syria producing more energy after army recaptures gas fields - ministry
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria's government has produced much more power in recent months as the army recaptured natural gas fields from militants, the electricity ministry said on Tuesday. Bassam Darwish, head of the electricity ministry's planning unit ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:56:50 GMT


Damascus says Syrian Kurdish autonomy negotiable: report
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government is open to negotiations with Kurds over their demand for autonomy within Syria's borders, the foreign minister has said, striking a conciliatory tone as military tensions worsen between the sides in eastern Syria.

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:14:45 GMT


Foreign Policy (blog)

Trump to Cut Number of Refugees in US by More Than Half
Foreign Policy (blog)
President Donald Trump has decided to allow the resettlement of no more than 45,000 refugees in the United States next year, according to a former and a current U.S. official, ending months of contentious debate inside the administration. That will ...
How Many Refugees Will Trump Let In?The Atlantic
Trump expected to set US refugee cap at 45000: sourcesReuters
Trump to set refugee cap at 45000Politico
Washington Post -ABC News -Amnesty International USA
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:49:53 GMT


Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice
The Berlin-based acting teacher and relationship coach wanted to do her part to help refugees integrate into German society. Assimilation is a big issue in German politics these days. Her self-funded workshop, Improv Without Borders, gathers weekly to ...

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:19:00 GMT

BBC News

Manus refugees rejected by Australia head to US
BBC News
A small group of refugees have become the first to be moved from Australia's offshore detention centre on Manus island to the US to start new lives. The 22 men have been accepted by the US under a deal reached between Australia and the Obama ...
Second group of refugees to leave Australian camp for US resettlementReuters
First Manus Island-held refugees flown to US under resettlement dealThe Guardian
First refugees held on Manus Island leave for
ABC Online -Sky News Australia -Daily Telegraph
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:19:34 GMT

Rohingya refugees search for shelter in Bangladesh
Refugees must wade through ankle-deep mud, often barefoot and with minimal clothing after fleeing their homes with few belongings. International aid agencies and local charities and local volunteers are working tirelessly to provide what they can, but ...
Bangladesh bans phone companies from selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugeesCBS News
Number of New Refugees From Myanmar in Bangladesh up to 480000 - AgenciesU.S. News & World Report
Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri LankaChannel NewsAsia
UN News Centre -Asia Times
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:15:49 GMT


Fact check: How many refugees has each EU country taken in?
Two years ago, EU chief Jean Claude-Juncker made an impassioned plea for Europe to take in their share of refugees. He urged member countries to show solidarity with the likes of Greece, Italy and Hungary by taking 160,000 refugees off their hands.
Waiting for the future to begin: refugees' everyday lives in GreeceRed Pepper
EU's refugee quotas end but divisions persisteNCA

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:53:40 GMT



Bombardier shares leap 14 percent ahead of US trade court ruling
TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) rose as much as 13.6 percent on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. trade court's preliminary ruling on Boeing Co's (BA.N) CSeries aircraft dumping complaint. The jump in Bombardier's shares also comes ...
Quebec Attacks Boeing for 'Predatory' Trade Claim on BombardierBloomberg
In Trump Era, Boeing Trade Case Boils Over Into 'Multicountry Feud'New York Times
Bombardier and Boeing urged to end trade disputeBBC News
The Guardian -ITV News
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:56:06 GMT


US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross presses China on trade
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he pressed the mainland for "meaningful action" to allow American companies greater access to China's market.
Commerce secretary wants 'fair and reciprocal' trade with ChinaNew York Post

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:10:39 GMT

Paul George says Pacers trading him to Thunder was a 'kick in the behind'
Paul George had many years of success with the Pacers, but eventually it was time for the two sides to go their separate ways with Indiana trading George to the Thunder on July 1. This was probably the best for all parties involved because there was a ...
NBA A to Z: Paul George opens up on being traded, embracing Oklahoma City and his futureUSA TODAY

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Matt Duchene, Josh Leivo and More
Bleacher Report
When asked by Chambers five days later if he planned to play for the Avalanche even if no trade is reached by the start of the regular season, Duchene responded that he has not "thought that far ahead," and that he is taking his situation "day by day.".

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:26:48 GMT

Fantasy Football Week 4: Take your lineup to the next level with our Trade Value Chart; time to target Joe Mixon?
Whether your team is 3-0 or 0-3, there's a move to be made to make your lineup better. Use the Trade Chart to better your squad. Dave Richard mugshot; by Dave Richard · @daverichard; 2h ago • 2 min read. What is the Trade Chart? The chart is designed ...

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:35:17 GMT


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