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Brexit

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:06:00 GMT

Brexit extremism is going nowhere. Now the moderate millions must act  The Guardian

Britain doesn't have to follow the Leavers over the cliff. There's still time for a U-turn.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:30:00 GMT

Here's why Conservative MPs now believe Theresa May's Brexit deal will pass  Business Insider

Growing numbers of Tory MPs think May's deal will be passed in something close to its current form.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:31:06 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:19:00 GMT

Brexit: Theresa May's strategy unchanged despite Tory row over defeat  BBC News

Theresa May is sticking to her Brexit strategy, despite her party rowing in the wake of her latest Commons defeat. MPs rejected a motion endorsing her approach ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:54:46 GMT


European Union

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:23:15 GMT

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

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

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:00:15 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:27:00 GMT

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

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

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:41:15 GMT

Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows  Washington Post

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation tour of Europe on Friday in Iceland after a scathing attack from the Trump administration on the ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:35:07 GMT


China

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:57:11 GMT

Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'  The Guardian

Philip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered advanced preparations for a meeting after the ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:44:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:08:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:09:51 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT


World

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:00:14 GMT

Gene Littler, a U.S. Open champion and member of World Golf Hall of Fame, has died  Golf Digest

Gene Littler was renowned for the quality of a golf swing that was suitable for framing, an effortless, fluid motion that produced 29 PGA Tour victories, including a ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:37:36 GMT

Per Langfors tops match-play seeds for World Super 6 Perth  Golf Channel

Per Langfors is the top seed among the 24 match-play qualifiers at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:15:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:18:00 GMT

Angela Merkel criticises US isolationism, urging 'win-win solutions'  The Guardian

German chancellor also defends BMWs, her foreign policy and defence spending.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:08:00 GMT


South China Sea

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:00:15 GMT

South China Sea dispute  South China Morning Post

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:30:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:01:17 GMT

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:00:00 GMT

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

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

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:01:31 GMT


Russia

Russia Formally Arrests American Businessman  The Wall Street Journal

The American founder of a private-equity firm detained this week in Moscow on fraud charges was formally arrested and is set to remain in custody for at least ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:52:00 GMT

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:53:00 GMT

Walls Of University In Russia Collapse, No Casualties Reported  NDTV News

A university building partly collapsed on Saturday in the Russian city of St Petersburg, trapping people under debris, but emergency services reported no ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:28:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:09:51 GMT

Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials  CNN

New York (CNN) Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:43:00 GMT


UK

UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations  BBC News

British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all its flights and filed for administration, the airline has announced. The company said it had been badly affected by ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:38:51 GMT

Five of the best archaeology walks in the UK  The Guardian

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT

UK fracking industry pushes for review of earthquake limits  The Guardian

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:19:00 GMT

Walks of art: six of the best trails in the UK  The Guardian

These trails take in everything from street art in Birmingham to Henry Moores in West Yorkshire – where our man and his dog find the natural attractions as ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT


Germany

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:27:15 GMT

Germany’s soldiers of misfortune  POLITICO.eu

The once mighty Bundeswehr is looking increasingly threadbare.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:56:00 GMT

Germany’s Merkel defends Iran deal as Pence accuses Europe of undermining the U.S.  MarketWatch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended European nations' choice to back the Iran nuclear deal at the Munich Security Conference.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:23:00 GMT

A Short History of Germany's Beloved Schwebebahn Train  CityLab

Infrastructure like this makes it clear why Germany continues to produce enthusiasm for public transit, generation after generation.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:30:36 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:33:33 GMT


Business

BRAC accepting applications for Diversity in Business Award  WAFB

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:30:39 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:40:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:51:57 GMT

Amazon’s political mugging in New York is a warning for American business  The Washington Post

Amazon's decision to abandon plans for a headquarters complex in New York reveals much about what has gone wrong with American capitalism and ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:02:16 GMT

Shooter kills 5 at suburban Chicago business; 5 officers wounded  WTOL

Five people were killed by a gunman at a Chicago-area business on Friday. The gunman is also deceased. Five police officers were wounded.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:34:00 GMT


France

Hundreds Denounce Anti-Semitism Spike In France  NPR

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:29:00 GMT

Big Brand Food Shopping Just Got More Expensive In France  Forbes

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:41:15 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:23:00 GMT

Vatican envoy to France under investigation for sexual assault  CNN

Paris (CNN) The Vatican's envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, is under investigation for sexual assault, a French judicial source told CNN Friday.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:15:38 GMT


Italy

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:20:07 GMT

France sending ambassador back to Italy following spat  News24

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:09:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:02:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:14:00 GMT

Venice's Bibione beach is the first in Italy to ban smoking  The Guardian

Ban to take effect at the end of May after years of trials and research into air pollution at the Veneto seaside resort. Antonia Wilson. Thu 14 Feb 2019 11.48 EST ...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:48:00 GMT


Turkey

Turkey, Russia, Iran increasingly challenge U.S. during Syria discussions  The Jerusalem Post

The official statement from Sochi included a 17-point statement that was released on Friday. The three powers discussed developments since their last meeting ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:41:38 GMT

Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey | TheHill  The Hill

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 04:16:10 GMT

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

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

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:21:00 GMT

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations  South China Morning Post

Initial outcry from Ankara possibly driven by political pressure as elections loom in Eurasian country.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:34:25 GMT


Syria

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:48:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:25:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:41:15 GMT

American Volunteers Fighting ISIS in Syria Worry About a U.S. Pullout  The New York Times

A mortar blast shook the rooftop where Hunter Pugh stood watch over the last stretch of Syria controlled by the Islamic State, and he scanned the winter dawn, ...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:00:12 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:18:00 GMT


Refugees

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:45:55 GMT

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:37:00 GMT

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

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

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT

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

Police have arrested four people, including three refugees from Tanzania, for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman in a car in Kuna. She told police she ...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:10:00 GMT

Greece: Unaccompanied Refugees Fall Through Gaps  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

In Greece, refugee boys and young men must navigate meager services, high risks, and slim hopes.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:04:32 GMT


Trade

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:18:41 GMT

Is A China Trade Deal Slipping Away?  Forbes

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:23:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:47:01 GMT

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

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

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:04:00 GMT

Trade War Update: China Exports Up, Loans Up And U.S. Investments In China Up  Forbes

Meanwhile, trade negotiations continue as China hopes to outlast Trump's tariff push.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:17:00 GMT


Elections

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