To overcome Brexit impasse, May open to extending transition
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit ...
UK prime minister: Post-Brexit transition could be extendedWashington Post
Brexit: UK to consider longer transition periodBBC News
Theresa May 'losing support of colleagues' over Brexit concessionsThe Guardian
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US government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday refrained from naming China or any other trading partner as a currency manipulator, as it leans on import tariffs to try to cut a trade deficit with China. FILE PHOTO: Chinese 100 yuan banknotes ...
The Treasury's currency report was all about China.Financial Times
US Criticizes China's Currency Practices, but Doesn't Add Manipulator DesignationWall Street Journal
US Spares China From Yuan-Manipulator Label Amid Trade WarBloomberg
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Norway apologises to women punished for relationships with German soldiers
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Norway's government has officially apologised to Norwegian women targeted for reprisals by the authorities for having relationships with members of the German occupying forces during the second world war. Between 30,000 to 50,000 Norwegians, labelled ...
In apology to its women, Norway confronts a dark pastMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Norway apologises for post-WWII mistreatment of 'German Girls'euronews
70 Years Later, Norway Apologizes to Raped War-time German GirlsteleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Yahoo News

Hong Kong takes 7th place for global competitiveness but lags Singapore in 2018 World Economic Forum study
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Hong Kong has outperformed Singapore in entrepreneurship but fallen short in innovation by taking seventh place in a study of global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum. The Geneva-based institution placed the Lion City in second and the United ...
US named world's most competitive economy for the first time in 10 years, despite fraying social fabricWashington Post
US Is World's Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a DecadeWall Street Journal
US named the world's most competitive economyCNBC
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Medal of Honor: Trump awards nation's highest military honor to Vietnam veteran
Tom Vanden Brook and David Jackson, USA TODAY Published 2:08 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 2018 | Updated 6:04 p.m. ET Oct. 17, 2018. CLOSE. President Donald Trump awarded Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley with the nation's highest military honor for his heroism ...
Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actionsWashington Post
Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet for saving lives during Tet OffensiveThe Hill
Medal of Honor Awarded to 300th US Marine, John L. Canley, Who Was 'Fearless' in Battle During Vietnam WarNewsweek (press release) -Department of Defense -CBS News
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Washington Post

Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants
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ZACAPA, Guatemala — Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage. “Thank you, thank you ...
Honduran migrant caravan grows to 4000 as US border crossings spikeAOL
One step at a time: desperate families join the migrant caravanThe Guardian
Migrant 'caravan' heading toward border grows to 4KNew York Post
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Cannabis Legalization Day in Canada: Leafly's Live Coverage
(Marc Bruxelle/iStock). October 17 marks a profound historical moment: Canada legalizes cannabis. Leafly's correspondents will file reports from provinces east-to-west over the 24 hour period that is Legalization Day. Know the Rules, Find the Stores.
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Weed is now legal in Canada but promoting it isn't. Companies are creative about doing it anywayQuartz
Canada legalized marijuana, but don't bring any home to Chicago after your next tripChicago Tribune
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