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Brexit


Foreign Policy (blog)

PM says Brexit will make UK 'more united'
BBC News
She told an audience of civil servants in East Kilbride that she wanted Brexit to lead to a "more united nation". Mrs May will formally trigger Article 50 on Wednesday. But in a speech to staff at the Department for International Development (DFID ...
The EU Turns 60, Brexit Looms, Crackdowns in Russia and Belarus: The Weekend Behind, the Week AheadForeign Policy (blog)
Brexit could deliver a raft of new powers for Scotland – and that's the key to stopping independenceTelegraph.co.uk
Theresa May says Britain will become 'more united' because of BrexitMetro
The Sun -Irish Times -POLITICO.eu
all 111 news articles »
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:50:22 GMT


Daily Signal

On Brexit, So Much Winning
Daily Signal
On Wednesday, the British Parliament voted to advance a bill that would give Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, triggering the formal Brexit process. (Photo: iStock Photos) ...
Scots to Vote on Tuesday on May's Draft Law to Trigger BrexitBloomberg
Brexit White Paper: Read the 12 key points from Theresa May's plan for the UKThe Independent

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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:10:22 GMT


Huffington Post

Brexit Bill Briefing: What Is Article 50, And Why Does It Matter?
Huffington Post
A lot remains unknown, because Brexit pulls Britain into unprecedented territory. But on Wednesday, after May invokes Article 50, the U.K. will have up to two years to negotiate its exit terms with the EU. Any changes to this timeline would require ...
UK Said to Brace for EU Backlash as May Readies Brexit NoticeBloomberg
Europe will face 'severe consequences' from hard Brexit, EU's chief negotiator admitsTelegraph.co.uk
Brexit: everything you need to know about how the UK will leave the EUThe Guardian
The Independent -Financial Times -BBC News
all 136 news articles »
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:47:03 GMT


BBC News

Brexit: Full control of borders among six UKIP tests
BBC News
The UK must have "full control" of its borders and territorial waters after Brexit, UKIP has said as it set out six tests for Theresa May as she prepares to begin the process of leaving the EU. UKIP wants full "maritime sovereignty" and Parliamentary ...
'Brexit must mean exit!' Ukip pledges to be Eurosceptic 'guard dog' in challenge to PMExpress.co.uk
Ukip reveals six tests for Brexitthe Irish News

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:18:58 GMT


The Independent

Brexit: Downing Street issues warning to Tory rebels amid claims they could stop EU withdrawal
The Independent
In an apparent slap down to Brexit Secretary David Davis – who has said the UK's deal would provide the “exact same benefits” as EU membership – the Prime Minister's spokesman also said Ms May's position was only to win the “best possible deal”.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:18:39 GMT


European Union


CNBC

Here's how important the UK is to the European Union
CNBC
Britain's exit from the European Union means that one of the bloc's biggest economies will stop making contributions to its budget. This raises questions as to how long the U.K. will continue to pay its share of the budget and how can the EU fill the ...
Theresa May urged to pursue clean break deal with European UnionBelfast Telegraph
Europe will face 'severe consequences' from hard Brexit, EU's chief negotiator admitsTelegraph.co.uk
Brexit: everything you need to know about how the UK will leave the EUThe Guardian
Express.co.uk -Bloomberg -BBC News
all 124 news articles »
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:17:00 GMT


Express.co.uk

What future for the European Union now that Britain is leaving ...
The Guardian
'The truth is that France's Charles de Gaulle vetoed Britain's application to join in 1963 and again in 1967. Perhaps if we had been allowed to join at the get-go ...
BREXIT: Polish PM slams Juncker's 'two-speed' attempt to 'BREAK ...Express.co.uk

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:09:00 GMT


Los Angeles Times

European Union approves Dow Chemical-DuPont merger
Los Angeles Times
The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses. Both plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three ...
European Union regulators give approval to proposed Dow Chemical-DuPont mergerWashington Post
EU Approves Dow-DuPont mergerThe News Journal
Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont mergerReuters
Bloomberg
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:20:44 GMT


Skift

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern ...
Skift
One week before the UK Prime Minister triggers her country's departure from the European Union, and less than two weeks before our inaugural Skift Forum Eu.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:30:29 GMT


Washington Post

Happy 60th anniversary to the European Union. (Okay, maybe not so happy.)
Washington Post
The Treaty of Rome, which founded the European Union, was signed 60 years ago today. However, the E.U. is in a state of severe crisis and might even collapse. The ramifications go beyond the possible impact on European nations — and show just how ...
As the European Union turns 60, it starts to feel its ageUSA TODAY
The European Union Just Turned 60. Now What?TIME
EU leaders mark 60th anniversary with new declaration of unityCNN
The Sun -Telegraph.co.uk -America Magazine
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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:25:17 GMT


China


ABC Online

Coalition moves to reassure backbench over Australia-China extradition treaty
ABC Online
Justice Minister Michael Keenan is trying to dispel backbench angst about the Australia-China extradition treaty, as the Government fights a rear-guard action to stop Parliament from blocking the contentious agreement. Mr Keenan and Attorney-General ...
Julie Bishop, Michael Keenan move to head off backbench revolt over China extradition treatyThe Sydney Morning Herald
Tony Abbott steps in to condemn China extradition treatyThe Australian

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:58:00 GMT


CNBC

China's colorful bike wars heat up with more wheels on the road
CNBC
Strolling through Beijing these days means seeing piles of bikes from Chinese start-ups aiming to improve urban mobility and promote greener transport. The top two firms, Mobike and Ofo, have picked orange and yellow for their respective wheels, making ...
One of China's top bike-sharing startups is now paying users to ride its bikesQuartz

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:24:00 GMT


New York Times

American Airlines Seeks China Southern Tie-Up as Traffic Booms
New York Times
A China Southern Airlines jet landing in Manila in 2012. The airline, the biggest in China, said it was in talks with American Airlines about a “major strategic cooperation.” Credit Romeo Ranoco/Reuters. HONG KONG — American Airlines is looking to ...
China Southern in talks over American Airlines tie-upReuters
China Southern Rises on Talks to Sell Shares to American AirBloomberg

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:17:00 GMT


TIME

An Australian Professor Has Been Reportedly Barred From Leaving China
TIME
A prominent Chinese studies scholar based in Sydney was reportedly barred from leaving China after visiting the country, prompting concerns from friends and an intervention from the Australian government. According to the Australian Broadcasting ...
China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer SaysNew York Times
Quick resolution unlikely for UTS professor barred from leaving China, lawyer saysABC Online
Concerns for Sydney-based academic detained in ChinaDeutsche Welle
BBC News -The Guardian
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:29:56 GMT


The Sydney Morning Herald

China has turned its charm on Australia, but it won't last forever
The Sydney Morning Herald
While the region's governments were in a "holding pattern" to see whether Trump's America would recommit to upholding the regional rules-based order, China should shape up: "While non-democracies such as China can thrive when participating in the ...
New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade dealThe Seattle Times
NZ exporters welcome China chilled meat dealNew Zealand Herald
NZ-China trade deal to be 'upgraded'Otago Daily Times
TVNZ -Stuff.co.nz -CNBC
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:58:17 GMT


World


FOXSports.com

What's at stake for the USMNT's World Cup qualification hopes against Panama?
FOXSports.com
Well, first the bad news: No CONCACAF team has ever lost its first two matches of “the Hex” and still qualified for the World Cup without needing a playoff – and the USMNT lost its first two matches before coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired. But now the ...
Panama vs. USA | CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying PreviewMLSsoccer.com

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:30:37 GMT


CNBC

Op-ed: Trump's trade policy review can rev up world economy
CNBC
The four economies that accounted for 81 percent of America's trade deficit last year sold $943.3 billion more goods than they bought.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:45:34 GMT


CNN

World's biggest dinosaur footprint found in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'
CNN
(CNN) The world's biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in northwestern Australia, measuring at nearly 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), the lead author of a study said. The track belonged to a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore. It tops a record ...
World's biggest dinosaur footprints found in north-western AustraliaABC Online
World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Found in AustraliaTIME

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:11:45 GMT


Kotaku

OpTic Gaming takes down Halo World Championship with ease
ESPN
OpTic Gaming are your 2017 Halo World Champions after a highly anticipated championship in Burbank, California. After taking down Team EnVyUs on Sunday in a grand finals series that felt like a mere formality, OpTic claimed the crown and cemented ...
Three Overkills Highlight Series Sweep In Halo World ChampionshipsKotaku

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:58:00 GMT


New York Times

Adventures in Comics and the Real World
New York Times
While the comic book industry has been making great strides in its efforts to reflect the real world in its characters, the same has not always been true of their creators, who have typically been straight, white and male. But the ratio of ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:11:35 GMT


South China Sea


Reuters

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
ABC News
China's construction and land reclamation work in the South China Sea have drawn strong criticism from the U.S. and others, who accuse Beijing of further militarizing the region and altering geography to bolster its claims. China says the seven man ...
China calls for cooperation on South China SeaReuters
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea StatesThe Diplomat
How Trump, Tillerson could bring peace to South China SeaThe Hill (blog)
Sun.Star -BBC News
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:00:29 GMT


Channel NewsAsia

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
Channel NewsAsia
MANILA: The Philippines Monday (Mar 27) took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila's increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing's claims over the disputed waters.
PH receives 2 trainer aircraft from JapanABS-CBN News
Philippines 'politically important nation for Japan'Rappler
Japan's largest warship since World War II to visit PHInquirer.net

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:42:00 GMT


Mongabay.com

Military base-building destroys coral reefs in the South China Sea
Mongabay.com
The black shadow of the vessel turned, revealing its distinct cigar-shaped profile. Seeing a submarine at sea with a scuba tank on your back is like pricking yourself on a needle lost in a very big haystack. But the South China Sea is not your average ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:36:05 GMT


Reuters

China is not militarizing South China Sea, Premier Li says
Reuters
SYDNEY China is not militarizing the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, although he acknowledged that defense equipment on islands in the disputed waterway had been placed there to maintain "freedom of navigation". China has drawn ...
Li denies militarising South China SeaSky News Australia
Chinese premier: South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilianABS-CBN News
China is not militarising South China Sea, Premier Li saysChannel NewsAsia
Bloomberg -ABC Online
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:17:00 GMT


Voice of America

Japan Is Becoming Player in South China Sea Sovereignty Dispute
Voice of America
In May, Japan will send its Izumo helicopter-carrying warship to the South China Sea for three months of port visits in Southeast Asia before directing it onward to the Indian Ocean for drills with the United States, according to the U.S. Naval ...
China is sending forth patriotic tourists to bolster its South China Sea claimsQuartz
Malaysia mulls naval upgrades amid IS threat, South China Sea standoffChannel NewsAsia
International Law vs. Realpolitik in the South China SeaHuffington Post
Daily Mail -The National Interest Online (blog) -TODAYonline
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:37:30 GMT


Russia


New York Times

Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians
New York Times
Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration ...
Kushner offers to meet with Senate Intel Committee over Russia meetingsCNN
Jared Kushner will be questioned by the Senate Intel Committee about his Russia tiesBusiness Insider
Senate panel to question Trump son-in-law on RussiaReuters
NBCNews.com -Daily Beast -Politico
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:25:32 GMT


BBC News

Russia protests: Kremlin condemns 'provocation'
BBC News
The Kremlin has responded to mass protests on Sunday by accusing the opposition of encouraging lawbreaking and provoking violence. Some young people were paid to attend, a presidential spokesman said. But defiant opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ...
Why Putin's opponent has been jailed and what it means for Russia's futureCNBC
Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across RussiaReuters
Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jailWashington Post
Bloomberg -BBC News
all 586 news articles »
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:40:01 GMT


Foreign Policy (blog)

The EU Turns 60, Brexit Looms, Crackdowns in Russia and Belarus: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
Foreign Policy (blog)
Hundreds were detained across Russia for taking part in anti-corruption protests, including opposition figure and presidential candidate Alexei Navalny and American journalist Alec Luhn. Luhn was released after more than five hours. Navalny was to ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:46:00 GMT


New York Times

Republican Party, Russia, Tar Heels: Your Monday Briefing
New York Times
Investigators plan to interview Mr. Trump's son-in-law and close adviser about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, according to government officials. The meetings included one with the head of Russia's state-owned ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:14 GMT


UPI.com

Warner, Schiff urge independent inquiry into Trump-Russia links
UPI.com
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House Intelligent Committee, speaks about ongoing investigation into the Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Friday. On Sunday, he called for an ...
Democrats call for independent Russian probe apart from CongressUSA TODAY
Top Democrat says Russia probe went 'off the rails'New York Post
Warner, Schiff supportive of inquiry into Trump-Russia tiesPolitico
Huffington Post -NBCNews.com -Business Insider
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:34:51 GMT


UK


The Verge

UK government renews calls for WhatsApp backdoor after London attack
The Verge
Following last week's terrorist attack in London, the UK government has renewed a familiar campaign against digital encryption. Echoing criticisms made in 2015 by then prime minister David Cameron after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, UK home ...
UK Calls For Backdoor To WhatsApp After London AttacksForbes
After London Attack, UK Wants Access to Encrypted WhatsApp MessagesNew York Times
UK government says Apple 'cannot get away with' unbreakable encryption following terrorist attack9 to 5 Mac
Aljazeera.com -The Register -Recode -BBC News
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:31:46 GMT


Toronto Star

PM says Brexit will make UK 'more united'
BBC News
Leaving the European Union will be an opportunity to strengthen the ties between the nations of the United Kingdom, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was speaking during a visit to Scotland, which will see her meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ...
Theresa May to tell Nicola Sturgeon that united Britain is 'unstoppable force'The Guardian

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:50:22 GMT


Qatar announces £5bn UK investment
BBC News
One of the largest investors in the UK has committed £5bn of new money to invest in transport, property and digital technology. The Middle Eastern state of Qatar said that it was optimistic about the future of the British economy. It made it clear that ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:05:09 GMT


CNBC

Here's how important the UK is to the European Union
CNBC
Britain's exit from the European Union means that one of the bloc's biggest economies will stop making contributions to its budget. This raises questions as to how long the U.K. will continue to pay its share of the budget and how can the EU fill the ...
Brexit: everything you need to know about how the UK will leave the EUThe Guardian
UK Said to Brace for EU Backlash as May Readies Brexit NoticeBloomberg
Brexit: Food chiefs warn on EU tariffsBBC News

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:17:00 GMT


Financial Times

UK manufacturers tell May no EU deal is 'simply unacceptable'
The Guardian
The rhetoric from the UK government needs to focus instead on achieving a deal that will work for the UK and the EU. “Close consultation between government and industry is now vital if we are to successfully deliver a deal that supports trade and ...
UK set to keep EU regulations after BrexitFinancial Times
Yes, UK, you will have to pay the bill before you leave the EU: Brussels warns ahead of negotiationsCNBC
Three million EU migrants to keep benefits after Brexit in breach of Tory manifestoTelegraph.co.uk
BBC News
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:01:00 GMT


Germany


Forbes

The World Loves 'Made In Germany' [Infographic]
Forbes
Products made in Germany enjoy the highest reputation among consumers worldwide, according to a new study. Statista's Made-In-Country-Index (MICI) 2017, shed light on the global reputation of products produced in 49 different countries (plus the EU).

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:24:44 GMT


CNN

Germany: Comfortable win for Angela Merkel's party in state election
CNN
Bordering France and Luxembourg, Saarland is home to less than one million people, a fraction of Germany's 80-million strong population. But Niedermayer said the margin of victory in Sunday's election would give Merkel's party a motivational lift as it ...
Germany's 'Schulz effect' fails to deliver in first election testReuters
Merkel's party, anti-immigrantion movement gain in German state electionUSA TODAY
Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarlandeuronews
Washington Post -AOL -MainePublic.org -The Times
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:28:44 GMT


U.S. News & World Report

Turks in Germany Start Voting in Referendum on Boosting Erdogan's Powers
U.S. News & World Report
Turkish voters living in Germany cast their ballots on the constitutional referendum at the Turkish consulate in Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Reuters. By Stefanie Eimermacher and Mehmet Kucuk. BERLIN (Reuters) - Turks ...
Turks in Germany sharply divided over Turkey's referendumMinneapolis Star Tribune
Voting begins in Germany for Turkey's controversial referendumDeutsche Welle
Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years: SchaeubleReuters
RT
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:15:57 GMT


Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue case against Facebook
Wichita Eagle
A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants. The office of lawyer Chan ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:47:00 GMT


CNBC

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum
CNBC
Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions. Spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a through a window about 3:30 a.m. ...
Gold coin in Guinness Book of Records stolen, worth as much as $4.5MFox News

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:09:45 GMT


Business

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:02:29 GMT


CNBC

BT fined record £42 million for business-line installation errors
CNBC
Britain's BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing to install high-speed lines for businesses fast enough, in an error that is likely to cost the company around 300 million pounds in compensation. The ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installationThe Guardian
BT to be fined £42m for breaching contracts with telecoms providers - OfcomOfcom

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:14:00 GMT


Los Angeles Times

CinemaCon: 3 Major Issues Facing the Movie Business
Variety
This year's gathering commences with the wind firmly at the movie business' back. The domestic box office is up 5.5% thanks to such hits as “Get Out,” “Logan,” and “Split.” Many analysts expect ticket sales to continue to climb given that the coming ...
The reason Hollywood's studio leadership is in flux: The business ...Los Angeles Times
L.A. Times: Hollywood's 'Legacy Movie Business Under ... - BreitbartBreitbart News

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:35 GMT


New York Times

More Than Obamacare Repeal, Small Businesses Want Congress to Rein In Costs
New York Times
LaRonda Hunter, a business owner in Fort Worth, Tex., views the Affordable Care Act as a literal job killer. Fearful of triggering the law's employer mandate, which requires businesses with 50 or more workers to offer health insurance or pay penalties, Ms.

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:05:50 GMT


Analyst predicts the YouTube advertiser boycott will cost Google $750 million
Business Insider
Google could lose up to $750 million from the advertiser boycott related to ads appearing next to extremist content, according to a note from analysts at Nomura Instinet. According to the note, YouTube, which relies extensively on big brands, would ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:21:51 GMT


France


Forbes

How To Explore The Black Périgord Of France
Forbes
If you love maps and books and enjoy twiddling with a GPS, French geography will still challenge you. Administrative divisions, including 13 regions subdivided into 96 départements in mainland France (and Corsica), frequently change names and ...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:04:00 GMT


Bloomberg

Economists See Macron Win in France Most Positive for Europe
Bloomberg
Economists overwhelmingly expect Emmanuel Macron to become the next President of France and see its relationship with the EU improving the most of any other policy if he's elected, according to a Bloomberg Survey. Thirty-nine economists were asked to ...
France's Le Pen says lacks election funds, has no Russian backingReuters
The Business Guide to Europe's Wild YearFortune
France's Le Pen says euro exit 'wouldn't be chaos'CNBC
Eyewitness News -Cumnock Chronicle
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:17:26 GMT


FRANCE 24

US-led coalition says Mosul air strikes 'a terrible tragedy'
FRANCE 24
The top commander of US forces in the Middle East Sunday called the recent civilian deaths in Iraq's Mosul -- where Iraqi and allied forces are battling the Islamic State (IS) group -- a "terrible tragedy," but stopped short of taking responsibility ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:03:56 GMT


Goal.com

France v Spain Betting: Impossible to separate giants
Goal.com
While a friendly against France in Paris remains once of the most glamourous fixtures in international football, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was at pains to point out that the most important match in this international week was his side's World Cup ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:53:43 GMT


FRANCE 24

Thousands rally in Yemen to end two-year Saudi siege
FRANCE 24
France 24 - International news 24/7. International News 24/7. Top stories. Filter the page : News Wires · 24h · Videos · Videos · Shows · France · Africa · Middle east · Europe · Americas · Asia / pacific · Sports · Business / tech · Culture ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:37:51 GMT


Italy


U.S. News & World Report

G7 Host Italy Wants US to Do More to Foster Stability in Libya
U.S. News & World Report
People-smugglers based in the strife-torn country, where two rival governments compete with armed militias for power, have sent hundreds of thousands of migrants on boats toward Italy since 2013. Arrivals have surged more than 50 percent this year.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:14 GMT


Financial Times

Bond investors begin to scratch their Italian itch
Financial Times
Selling short bonds of the eurozone's third-largest economy had become so popular that non-debt specialists had started to notice, and rising borrowing costs for the Italian government were a sign of a spreading crisis which was to entangle several ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:49:33 GMT

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:43:00 GMT


Eyewitness News

Nearly 1200 migrants picked up off Libya, heading to Italy
Eyewitness News
Men evacuate a rubber boat with the help of the crew of the Topaz Responder ship run by Maltese NGO Moas and the Italian Red Cross during a rescue operation of migrants and refugees on 3 November 2016, off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.
One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya - The LocalThe Local Italy

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:32:00 GMT


AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

VIDEO: Italy defies EU policies and opens positive dialogue with Russia
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:19 P.M.) – The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov welcomed his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano in Moscow on Monday. The discussion focussed on bilateral relations as well as current international issues. “We appreciate ...
Italy Ready to Cooperate With Russia on Libyan Crisis Resolution - FMSputnik International
Lavrov says Moscow values Italy's interest in developing cooperationTASS

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:26:59 GMT


Turkey


Bloomberg

Investors Just Want Turkey's Referendum Done With: Scenarios
Bloomberg
On April 16, Turks will vote “yes" or “no" on a proposal to reshape Turkey's democracy by abolishing the post of prime minister and handing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping executive powers. Investors are struggling to see much upside in either ...
Turks in Germany sharply divided over Turkey's referendumMinneapolis Star Tribune
Looking Beyond Turkey's Constitutional ReferendumCarnegie Europe
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey could end decades-long EU bid because we are 'no one's whipping boy'The Independent
Deutsche Welle -RT -Middle East Monitor
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:20:23 GMT


Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation
The Guardian
The animus – reinforced last week when the leader said he would continue labelling European politicians “Nazis” if they continued calling him a dictator – has also animated tensions between Greece and Turkey, and Erdoğan's comments came hours after ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:32:36 GMT


Washington Post

Germany renews call for access to journalist held in Turkey
Washington Post
Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters in Berlin on Monday that “everyone involved, including in Turkey, knows that the emblematic case of Deniz Yucel has great political and symbolic importance for German-Turkish relations.”.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:35:47 GMT


Yeni Şafak English

Turkey, Pakistan highlight 'strong ties'
Yeni Şafak English
The speakers of Turkey and Pakistan's parliaments stressed on Monday the "close bonds" between what they described as two "friendly countries." İsmail Kahraman met Monday his Pakistani counterpart Serdar Ayaz Sadiq in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Pakistan, Turkey hold parliamentary level talks in AnkaraRadio Pakistan (press release)

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:28:00 GMT


Voice of America

Amnesty International: One Third of All Imprisoned Journalists Are in Turkey
Voice of America
Amnesty International has called on the Turkish government to stop its crackdown on the media and release imprisoned journalists in the country. “Turkey now jails more journalists than any other country. One third of all imprisoned journalists in the ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:43:42 GMT


Syria


BBC News

Syria fighters take control of IS-held airbase near Raqqa
BBC News
A US-backed force of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has taken control of an Islamic State-held airbase west of the jihadist group's stronghold of Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a monitoring group said Tabqa airbase had fallen on Sunday ...
US-Backed Kurdish Forces Have Captured a Key Syrian Airbase from ISISTIME
US-backed Syrian alliance eyes Raqqa after taking IS-held military airportDeutsche Welle
US-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates damReuters
Military Times
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:52:30 GMT


The Seattle Times

US-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam
The Seattle Times
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian opposition gunmen, left, carries their weapon as some family members leave the al-Waer neighborhood bound for a town on the Turkish border, in Homs, Syria,... (SANA via AP) More ...
US-backed Syria forces pause operations near Tabqa damAljazeera.com
IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria's Tabqa damBBC News
Syria's Raqqa expected to join Kurdish-led federalism: Kurdish leaderReuters
NBCNews.com
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:33:06 GMT


Washington Post

High-Ranking Syrian Officials Could Face Reckoning in Landmark Spain Case
New York Times
The death of a 43-year-old delivery van driver in Syria with no known political connections could easily have faded into obscurity. Instead, photographs showing he was burned, beaten and starved in a Damascus prison have propelled him to prominence in ...
Spain court opens 1st criminal case against Syrian officialsHawaii News Now

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:29:54 GMT


The Drive

Syria Says It Will Rain Scud Missiles On Israel If Airstrikes Don't Stop
The Drive
Multiple outlets are reporting that Russia has delivered a message to the Israel government on behalf of Syria's Assad regime stating that any more Israel Air Force strikes into Syrian territory will be answered with a barrage of Scud missiles. In ...
Syria threatens Scud missile strikes if Israeli airstrikes continueBusiness Insider
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluffJerusalem Post Israel News
Putin's red line in Syria is not an invitation for Israel to play Russian roulette with AssadRT
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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:15:11 GMT


Reuters

WHO demands access to Syria's east Ghouta to bring medical aid
Reuters
GENEVA The health situation is deteriorating in Syria's eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, where 300,000 people are besieged and none of the three hospitals is functioning, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a call for access to deliver ...
WHO concerned at deteriorating health situation in East Ghouta, Syria, calls for immediate and unimpeded accessReliefweb
OCHA Flash Update Syria Crisis – Eastern Ghouta No. 1 | 26 - March - 2017 [EN/AR]ReliefWeb

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:12:00 GMT


Refugees


CNN

As more Americans fail drug tests, employers turn to refugees
CNN
Erie, Pennsylvania (CNN) Inside a factory near this lakeside city, a man holding a blowtorch is putting the finishing touches on a plastic rain barrel that will soon make its way to a home and garden section somewhere in America. He is Talib Alzamel, ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:31:58 GMT


The Verge

Syrian refugees share memories stored on their phones in powerful photo series
The Verge
Smartphones have emerged as a critical tool for refugees fleeing war-torn countries in recent years, with many using their phones to navigate across Europe, keep in touch with their families, or even integrate in new societies. But a powerful new photo ...
Singapore Muslim Community extends winter and educational aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and LebanonThe Online Citizen
Singapore Muslim community extends aid, educational opportunities to Syrian refugeesThe Straits Times

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:57:23 GMT


Canadians Divided Over Flood Of Refugees
NPR
Canada has extended a broad welcome to refugees from around the world, including those who left the U.S. after losing hope of gaining asylum. But now more Canadians say it's time to close the door. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Thousands of ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:16:06 GMT


Human Rights Watch

EU: Ensure Aid Reaches Refugees with Disabilities
Human Rights Watch
(Brussels) – The European Parliament should ensure that European Union funds for refugees also reach those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum said in advance of an event at the European Parliament in Brussels ...
Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCRUNHCR

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:27:34 GMT


Refugees gather to find community around fun and a shared meal
News & Observer
They were refugees for two years before the United Nations offered them a chance to leave for the United States. Mohmood seized the opportunity for a stable job and to seek medical care for his son, 8, who suffers a heart condition, scoliosis and only ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:08:28 GMT


Trade


Reuters

Trump slump: dollar, shares skid on reflation trade doubts
Reuters
LONDON The dollar and share prices tumbled on Monday, as investors worried that U.S. President Donald Trump's defeat over healthcare reform foreshadowed difficulties delivering other key campaign promises, in particular fiscal stimulus. Trump's failure ...
'Trump disappointment trade is now in full swing' — analysts on global stock selloffMarketWatch
Asian markets drop, led by Tokyo, as dollar weakens following Trump health-care failureCNBC
FOREX--Dollar hits lowest since November as Trump trade deflatesNasdaq
Financial Times -Economic Times -The Guardian
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:16:34 GMT


CNBC

Op-ed: Trump's trade policy review can rev up world economy
CNBC
The four economies that accounted for 81 percent of America's trade deficit last year sold $943.3 billion more goods than they bought.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:45:34 GMT


Politico

What Kevin Brady thinks of Trump's trade agenda
Politico
Trump's NAFTA push is a high-wire act that, as Brady sees things, could determine whether the White House succeeds in its pursuit of a series of bilateral trade agreements, as opposed to regional pacts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership that the new ...

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:52:09 GMT


Island Packet

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal
Island Packet
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, receives a hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, from Maori elder Professor Piri Sciascia at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, March 27, 2017. Li is on three-day visit to New Zealand for high-level ...
China, New Zealand agree to develop 'most advanced' trade tiesSouth China Morning Post
Trade, Globalization Focus of Chinese Premier's Australian VisitVoice of America
NZ-China trade deal to be 'upgraded'Otago Daily Times
Radio New Zealand -TVNZ
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:10:00 GMT


Bloomberg

These Charts Show Alarm Bells Ringing on the Trump Trade
Bloomberg
Investors on Monday further unwound trades initiated in November resting on the idea that the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress meant smooth passage of an agenda that featured business-friendly tax cuts and regulatory changes.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:24:32 GMT


Elections


 
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