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Brexit

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Bloomberg

Why Unelected Labour Lords Offer Hope to Business on Brexit
Bloomberg
The Withdrawal Bill is critical to May's plans for Brexit. It aims to replicate thousands of existing EU regulations on the domestic British statute book so there is no legal black hole on the day the U.K. leaves the bloc. Yet the passage of the law ...
Brexit bill passes final stage in House of CommonsCNN
Dozens of Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn as Brexit Bill finally heads to the House of LordsTelegraph.co.uk
Brexit: EU Withdrawal bill passes by 29 votes in victory for Theresa MayThe Independent
Sky News -The Scotsman
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:21:15 GMT


Bloomberg

Brexit Bulletin: The Lady's Not for Telling
Bloomberg
Dutch Rebate | With Brexit bringing an end to the U.K.'s infamous EU rebate, European Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger repeated on Thursday that it's time to scrap a similar refund paid to the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants ...
May hints she would vote to stay in the EU if the referendum was held today saying she would 'do what I did last ...Daily Mail
Through humility and understanding, we can still stop BrexitThe Guardian
Don't dream it's over, EU's Brexit message to BritainChronicle
Financial Times -iNews -EU News
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:50:36 GMT


The Guardian

Macron rebuffs post-Brexit City deal unless UK pays into EU budget
The Guardian
French president Emmanuel Macron has rejected the idea of a tailored Brexit deal for the City, insisting Britain will not be allowed full access to European Union markets, including financial services, unless it pays into the EU budget and accepts all ...
Entente intact at summit but no detente on BrexitFinancial Times
With eye on Brexit talks, May offers France money for border securityCNBC
The real crime, Monsieur Macron, isn't Brexit — but beating up Britain over itTelegraph.co.uk
Voice of America -POLITICO.eu -Sky News
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:35:24 GMT


The Guardian

Europe must wake up to the drastic consequences of a hard Brexit
The Guardian
On Thursday the Dutch government published a report drawn up by the consultancy firm KPMG analysing the consequences of a “no-deal” Brexit in which the UK leaves the EU without an agreement on 29 March 2019. Here are the practical implications and cold ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:00:24 GMT


European Union

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Telegraph.co.uk

Majority of Britons think UK is right to leave the European Union for first time in six months
Telegraph.co.uk
A majority of Britons believe that the country was right to vote for Brexit for the first time in six months. A new poll by YouGov found that 45 per cent of people think Britons were right to vote to leave the European Union, up three per cent. The ...
World Briefs: European Union would welcome British returnThe Straits Times
Theresa May hints she would still vote to stay in the EU and boasts of being a 'European'The Sun
Richard Corbett MEP: Democracy rules OK in the European UnionYorkshire Post
The Independent -Bloomberg -Daily Mail
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:40:28 GMT


CleanTechnica

European Union Votes To Increase 2030 Renewable Energy Goal To 35%
CleanTechnica
The European Union Parliament voted Wednesday to increase its renewable energy goal for 2030 from a goal of 27% to a new target of 35%, which will now be taken to EU member states in upcoming talks. Announced on Thursday, Member of the European ...
Poland says new European Union renewables target very hard to meetETEnergyworld.com

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:05:47 GMT


European Union - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 22 January 2018)
France Diplomatie (press release)
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries: following the presentation by the Commission of its draft mandate on December 12, the ministers will launch the preparatory work on the conclusion of a new post-2020 (“post-Cotonou”) agreement between the ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:54:55 GMT


Express.co.uk

Macron calls for EU farmer subsidy shake-up risking bitter backlash protests
Express.co.uk
Macron calls for EU farmer subsidy shake-up risking bitter backlash protests. EMMANUEL Macron may accept a decrease of the European Union farm subsidies as the bloc tries to plug the Brexit black hole so more funds can be spent on security, migrants ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:48:23 GMT


China

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Reuters

Trump administration says US mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001
Reuters
Trump told Reuters in an interview this week he was considering a big “fine” against China for forcing U.S. companies to transfer their intellectual property to China as a cost of doing business there. While the administration is also looking at ...
US says China WTO membership was a mistakeFinancial Times

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:19:24 GMT


CNN

Trump's defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threats
CNN
"Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security," the document, which was made available to reporters Friday, says, adding "long-term strategic competitions with China and Russia are the principal ...
Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not TerrorismNew York Times
New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, ChinaPolitico
Terror Loses Top Spot to Russia and China on US Threat ListBloomberg
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:01:05 GMT


NBCNews.com

Alleged CIA China turncoat Lee may have compromised US spies in Russia too
NBCNews.com
The arrest last week of a former CIA officer suspected of spying for China exposed one of the most significant intelligence breaches in American history. But the damage is even worse than first reported, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News ...
China wants to reshape the global orderAxios
Alleged CIA China turncoat may have also compromised US spies in Russia: NBC NewsCNBC
Officials fear China compromised US covert communications, report saysFox News

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:51:18 GMT


BBC News

Tech Tent: China's AI ambitions
BBC News
On this week's Tech Tent we hear why China's determination to be a leading player in artificial intelligence could lead to tensions with the United States. We have two other reports on this week's programme. In a compelling interview with Jane ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:09:22 GMT


World

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NBCNews.com

World's biggest wind farm would have its own artificial island
NBCNews.com
As the global demand for renewable energy ramps up, wind farms are becoming bigger as well as more numerous — and as suitable sites on land grow scarce in some parts of the world, power companies are looking offshore for new places to build. Now a ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:09:19 GMT


NPR

World's Regard For US Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll
NPR
The global approval rating for U.S. leadership now stands at 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than it was under former President George W. Bush, according to the Gallup World Poll. The image of America's leadership now ...
World's confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll findsThe Guardian

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:33:14 GMT


The Guardian

ANALYSIS: A year ago Donald Trump promised to shake up the world, and shake it he did
ABC News
This week China's communist party 'People's Daily' published a front page declaration of how China sees it's role in the world in 2018 and beyond. Declaring that the world is facing a “democratic deficit,” the manifesto declared that “the world needs ...
Vladimir Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox EpiphanyThe Guardian

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:21:00 GMT


The Guardian

Trump expected to be a main attraction at Davos meeting of the world's elite
ABC News
Each year the town high in the Alps hosts the World Economic Forum, attended by global political and business leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and media. It is a gathering epitomizing and promoting the global elite that President Trump has railed ...
Project Davos: what's the single best way to close the world's wealth gap?The Guardian
A rough guide to the World Economic ForumCNBC
5 things you need to know about the World Economic ForumMarketplace.org
Express.co.uk
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:10:01 GMT


South China Sea

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Voice of America

Quiet Cooperation Eases Safety Risks in Disputed South China Sea
Voice of America
Tight surveillance, experienced crews and the prospects of a multi-party code of conduct make the South China Sea relatively safe for marine shippers, including vessels such as the Iranian oil tanker that wrecked east of China this month, despite ...
China oil spill: warning over seafood contaminationThe Guardian
Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills in East China SeaGizmodo
There's An Environmental Disaster Brewing In The East China Sea. Here's What You Need To Know.BuzzFeed News

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:52:42 GMT


NPR

US Military Advantage Over Russia And China 'Eroding,' Pentagon Says
NPR
"Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations," the document states, "and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic and security decisions of its neighbors." China, Colby added, while not "brazen or overt," is working to expand its military ...
Pentagon: China and Russia more threatening to US than terrorismAxios
Trump's defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threatsCNN
China and Russia are bigger threats to the US than terrorism, claims Department of DefenseSouth China Morning Post
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:56 GMT


Sputnik International

How an Iranian Crew Died in South China Sea
Sputnik International
"We are in close contact with all sides involved — China, South Korea, Japan and Panama, including the company that owns the ship that went under the Hong Kong flag and rammed our tanker," he said. Sanchi, as almost one quarter of all other ships in ...
New Oil Slicks Reported at Site of Oil Tanker Collision in East China SeaPacific Standard
China probes Sanchi oil tanker collision and may try to salvage sunken shipSouth China Morning Post

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:42:05 GMT


Business Insider

Philippines to protest Beijings apparent air base on manmade island in the South China Sea
Business Insider
Construction is shown on Fiery Cross Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea in this June 16, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to ...
US Blasts Beijing for “Provocative Militarization” of Disputed South China SeaNewsweek
Beijing shows off island barracks in disputed South China SeaThe Times
US accuses Beijing of 'provocative militarization' in South China SeaThe Japan Times
South China Morning Post -Philstar.com -GMA News
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:59:52 GMT


Russia

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TechCrunch

Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50000
TechCrunch
Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. In ...
Twitter is letting 677000 users know they engaged with Russian propagandaVox
Twitter says 50000 Russia-linked accounts tweeted during 2016 US presidential electionZDNet
Twitter breaks bad news to 677775 twits: You were duped by RussiaThe Register
Business Insider -Markets Insider -Ars Technica
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:32:25 GMT


CNN

For Russia, the sweet taste of Trump's victory has turned sour
CNN
Trump's failure to deliver on his promises about Russia -- amid congressional and federal investigations into members of his administration potentially colluding with Russian actors interfering with the 2016 election -- and the tightening of US ...
US-Russia relations fail to improve in Trump's first year and they are likely to get worseThe Independent
Containing Russia, Again: An Adversary Attacked the United States—It's Time to RespondCouncil on Foreign Relations
After a year of Trump, Russians are still waiting for the thawWashington Post
Newsweek -NBCNews.com -Reuters
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:52:00 GMT


New York Times

IOC Clears Nearly 400 Russians to Compete in Winter Games
New York Times
The Russian Olympic team has been barred from competing in the coming Winter Games because of a doping scheme that corrupted several Olympics and many other major international events. But when the Games begin next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:08:39 GMT


NBCNews.com

Right-wing demand to #ReleaseTheMemo endorsed by Russian bots, trolls
NBCNews.com
WASHINGTON — The latest attempt by some Republicans in Congress to discredit the Trump-Russia investigation has been embraced by Russian bots and trolls on social media. At issue is a classified memo written by House GOP staffers that purports to ...
Republicans Claim Surveillance Power Abuses in Russia InquiryNew York Times
In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual allyReuters
GOP memo on surveillance 'abuse' seeks to discredit the Trump-Russia dossierWashington Post
Los Angeles Times -Vanity Fair -HuffPost
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:23:00 GMT


UK

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Quartz

The UK has officially resigned itself to dismal productivity growth
Quartz
In the UK, productivity growth has been almost non-existent for the past decade. But this didn't stop the government from persistently forecasting that this would correct itself in the near future. No longer. Before the global financial crisis ...

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:30:19 GMT


TIME

Boris Johnson Wants Bridge Between UK and France Post-Brexit
TIME
CAMBERLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) attend a 'family photograph' at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on January 18, 2018 in Camberley, England. The heads of MI5, MI6 ...
Boris Johnson Suggests Building a Bridge From UK to FranceNew York Times
Is a UK-France bridge possible?Channel 4 News
'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge - BBC NewsBBC News
The Guardian -Sky News -Metro -The Guardian
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:28:59 GMT


BBC News

UK retail sales slide in tough December
BBC News
UK retail sales fell by 1.5% in December compared with November, the biggest monthly fall since the EU referendum, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said many shoppers had shifted spending to November to take advantage of ...
UK retail sales fall most since June 2016Financial Times

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:03:59 GMT


BBC News

Sigrid: Sound of 2018 winner scores her first UK chart hit
BBC News
Norwegian pop star Sigrid has made her debut in the UK top 40, a week after winning BBC Music's Sound of 2018. The 21-year-old's latest single Strangers jumped 68 places, from 94 to 26, the Official Chart Company said. The song could rise higher next ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:06:00 GMT


Germany

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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Germany Calls For Setting Up UN Peacekeeping Mission In Ukraine Before Russian Election
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Germany's foreign minister is calling for the establishment of an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine before Russia's March presidential election. Sigmar Gabriel told reporters after talks in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo ...

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:28:00 GMT


BBC News

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again
BBC News
Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. Fallen ...
Friederike storm cleanup begins in Germany as trains resumeDeutsche Welle
Germany: New storms may delay travel, cleanup crews after deadly windstorm FriederikeAccuWeather.com
Powerful storm wreaks havoc across western Europe - CNNCNN
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:17:53 GMT


The Economist (blog)

With Merkel's fate in the balance, would-be partners prepare to vote in Germany
Washington Post
BERLIN — Germany's long and tortuous path to a new government could hit another obstacle Sunday. Four months after the nation's voters delivered a muddled message, Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be coalition partners will cast ballots on a ...
The cases for and against a new grand coalition in GermanyThe Economist (blog)
Slowly, Germany begins to ponder life after MerkelReuters
France's Emmanuel Macron pins pro-EU reforms success on 'Germany's ambitions'Deutsche Welle
Bloomberg -CNBC -Express.co.uk
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:57 GMT


Deutsche Welle

Germany halts weapons exports to parties in Yemen conflict
Deutsche Welle
The German government said on Friday that it would "immediately" stop approving arms exports to anyone participating in the war in Yemen. The move would include Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of German weapons. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman wrote ...
Germany Halts Further Arms Exports to Parties in Yemen WarU.S. News & World Report
Germany halts arms exports to countries involved in Yemen warDaily Sabah

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:38:27 GMT


Business

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Fortune

WhatsApp Launches New App for Small Businesses
Fortune
Instant messaging service WhatsApp has officially launched WhatsApp Business, a separate app that small businesses can use to connect with their customers. The free-to-download Android app allows businesses to quickly respond to customers as well as ...
WhatsApp launches a separate app for small businesses - The VergeThe Verge
WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select marketsTechCrunch
WhatsApp Business: New messenger app launches, letting companies chat to youThe Independent
Google Play -WhatsApp
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:36:55 GMT


Entrepreneur

Looking Ahead: 5 Business Trends to Follow for a Successful 2018
Entrepreneur
The PCA report also revealed that 84 percent of owners of small and medium-sized businesses ($5 million to $100 million in revenue) expected their businesses to perform better in 2018. And that expectation figure was up from 72 percent the previous ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:04:22 GMT


Business Highlights
ABC News
PARIS (AP) — A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year. The International Energy Agency says in its monthly market report that U.S. oil ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:34:00 GMT


LubbockOnline.com

Pens aplenty: Freebies, networking galore at Chamber's annual Business Expo
LubbockOnline.com
Almost all of the more than 150 booths at the event held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Friday offered some kind of giveaway to the thousands of attendees. Popular items included pens, lip balm, mints and food. Others offered chances to enter ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:06:33 GMT


France

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TIME

Boris Johnson Wants Bridge Between UK and France Post-Brexit
TIME
CAMBERLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) attend a 'family photograph' at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on January 18, 2018 in Camberley, England. The heads of MI5, MI6 ...
Boris Johnson Suggests Building a Bridge From UK to FranceNew York Times
France scoffs at Boris Johnson's plan for bridge across the English ChannelWashington Post
Theresa May: No plans for UK foreign minister's 22-mile bridge to FranceCNBC
U.S. News & World Report -Financial Times -The Guardian -The Guardian
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:28:59 GMT


Financial Times

France's Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups
TechCrunch
And France's Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came there to support them. I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him about the current state of the tech ecosystem in France and how it can compete at a global level ...
France's Sun King courts business chiefs at 'mini Davos'Financial Times
France: Emmanuel Macron's marvellous manoeuvres this weekBBC News
UK To Accept 260 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors From France: OfficialNDTV
Stars and Stripes -RFI -New Straits Times Online
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:08:28 GMT


Variety

France, Capital of Film, Provides 30% Rebate to Foreign Producers
Variety
France has been at the center of the film world ever since the Lumiere brothers invented moving pictures that could be viewed by an audience in the 1890s. The country's celebrated cinema output over the years and its Cannes Film Festival have cemented ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:01:24 GMT


Bloomberg

France Doesn't Need Bank Consolidation
Bloomberg
De Galhau, like virtually all of the French elite, is a graduate of ENA, France's top civil service school. He spent the decade before being named to the Bank of France in very senior positions within BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, which would ...
Calais migrants: UK and France sign new treatyBBC News
France, Britain Strike Security Pacts as Brexit Tensions PersistVoice of America
France-UK relations: Leaders meet to discuss securityAljazeera.com
Financial Times -CNN
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00:13 GMT


Italy

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WBIR-TV

From East TN to Italy: New charges detail breadth of local pill mill op
WBIR-TV
The clinics made huge profits prescribing opioids to people who wanted pain medications, the government alleges. Hofstetter, who previously worked for Sartini and Palma at a Hollywood, Fla., clinic, originally was indicted along with other alleged ...
5 in US, 2 in Italy charged with running opioid pill "mills"Fox News
'The Italians' accused in RICO indictment of operating a deadly opiate pipeline in East TNKnoxville News Sentinel

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:07 GMT


Libya requests clarification from Italy on increasing its forces in Libya
Xinhua
TRIPOLI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Ministry of Libya's UN-backed government on Friday requested the Italian government to clarify its recent decision to increase its troops in Libya. "The Foreign Ministry has handed over a verbal note to the ...

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:11:04 GMT


U.S. News & World Report

Italian Who Survived Auschwitz as a Child Given Top Honor
U.S. News & World Report
FILE - In this file photo taken in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 26, 2011, Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre attends a news conference on the occasion of an Holocaust remembrance. President Sergio Mattarella's office on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 said he was making ...
Italy Awards Auschwitz Survivor Top Honor for Teaching Children About HolocaustHaaretz

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:11:32 GMT


The Local Italy

Italy is in the grip of its worst flu season in 14 years
The Local Italy
Nearly 4 million people in Italy sought treatment for the flu in recent weeks, the highest number of cases since 2004. There were some 832,000 flu patients between January 8-14th, according to the National Health Institute's virus monitoring service ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:50:58 GMT


Turkey

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BBC News

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms
BBC News
Turkey has intensified its shelling of Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area. The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said 70 shells were fired overnight. Turkey has ...
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaABC News
Turkey shells Kurds in Syria as full military offensive loomsCNN
Turkey Launched An Offensive Against Kurds in Northwestern Syria, Here's Why It MattersThe Drive
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:58:45 GMT


The Independent

Turkey says it would reject any deal with EU other than full membership
The Independent
Turkey's government has said it would reject any deal for a closer partnership with the European Union that did not involve becoming a full member. Omer Celik, the country's minister for EU affairs, said in an interview on Friday that he did not take ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:54:04 GMT


Reuters

Turkey's EU minister rejects any option other than full membership
Reuters
Turkey would reject any offer of partnership with the European Union that falls short of membership, Ankara's minister for EU affairs said, warning that the current impasse gave Turkey no reason to maintain its migrant deal with the bloc.
Turkey will not accept anything less than full EU membership, warns ministerThe New Arab
Turkey to reject any offer of partnership with the EU that falls short of membership: MinisterHurriyet Daily News
Turkey's EU minister rejects any option other than full membershipVanguard

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:26:03 GMT


Axios

Turkey to attack Kurds in Syria, setting up a showdown
Axios
Turkish Army tanks reinforcing border units in Hatay, Turkey. Photo: Cem Genco / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images. Turkey's defense minister said Friday an onslaught of Turkish military shelling targeting Syrian Kurds in northwest Syria has “de facto ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:04:13 GMT


Syria

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PBS NewsHour

US troops could be in Syria indefinitely. Here's why
PBS NewsHour
Turkey's military appeared ready on Friday to invade a Kurdish area of Syria and attack a force who, backed by the U.S., helped liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State. While the U.S. wants to convert them into a stabilization force, Turkey's president ...

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:46:23 GMT


New York Times

Syria Is Now Mr. Trump's War
New York Times
We know President Trump's plan not because he asked Congress for authorization and funding for a continuing troop presence in Syria. We know because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained it in a speech on Wednesday at the Hoover Institution at ...
Civilian deaths in 2017 US-led anti-ISIL push 'triple'Aljazeera.com
Trump admin defends open-ended troops in Syria; says ISIS threat remainsWashington Times
America's forever war is expanding. Again.Washington Post

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:01:00 GMT


Aljazeera.com

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border
Aljazeera.com
The bodies of nine Syrian refugees who crossed into Lebanon have been found frozen in a mountainous area near the border with Syria, according to the Lebanese army. The military said in a statement that the bodies were found on a people-smuggling route ...
10 Syrians Freeze to Death Trying to Cross Mountainous Border With LebanonVoice of America
Nine Syrians freeze to death while crossing to LebanonABC Online
10 Syrians die of cold trying to flee into Lebanon: officialsNew Vision
Xinhua
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:49:44 GMT


Aljazeera.com

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin
Aljazeera.com
Russia has started moving military observers away from an area in northwestern Syria where Turkey is planning an offensive against Kurdish fighters, a Turkish official told Al Jazeera. Moving the observers comes as Turkey's defence minister on Friday ...
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaABC News
Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin loomsBBC News
Turkey shells Kurds in Syria as full military offensive loomsCNN
Financial Times -The Drive -Los Angeles Times
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:48:52 GMT


Refugees

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:17:06 GMT


The Independent

Refugee loses both his legs attempting to cross to UK amid 'increasingly desperate' situation in northern France
The Independent
A refugee lost both his legs when he was hit by a train in France during an attempt to cross into the UK. The accident prompted warnings that displaced people in the region are being increasingly driven to take “irrational and dangerous” risks amid ...

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:28:00 GMT


Sports Illustrated

Jaguars Donate 1000 Playoff Tickets to Displaced Puerto Ricans and Refugees
Sports Illustrated
The Jaguars donated 1,000 tickets to Sunday's AFC Wild Card Game to Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria and refugees from around the world, the team announced Wednesday. In the statement, the team said 500 of the donated tickets went to ...
Jaguars owner donates 1000 playoff tickets to refugees and displaced Puerto RicansCBSSports.com
Jurrell Casey: When game on the line, Blake Bortles 'going to choke'ESPN
Shad Khan and the Jaguars Foundation announce ticket donationsJacksonville Jaguars

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Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:58:48 GMT


NPR

Goats and Soda
NPR
It wouldn't make any sense to send a French-speaking refugee to a German-speaking town in Switzerland. But under Switzerland's current system of placing refugees, that's a situation that can easily happen. This problem isn't unique to Switzerland, and ...
Could an algorithm help find the right place to resettle refugees?The Verge
Stanford scholars develop new algorithm to help resettle refugees and improve their integrationStanford University News

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:34:00 GMT


The Independent

Refugees could be resettled using computer algorithm that doubles chances of finding them employment
The Independent
Successful resettlement of refugees could be achieved by inputting data into a computer, according to a new study. Scientists from the US and Europe have developed an algorithm that can use take an individual's data and work out where it would be best ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:09:00 GMT


Trade

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NPR

US Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry
NPR
If President Trump decides to move forward with tariffs, the decision would represent a critical step in his trade agenda and help fulfill his campaign promise to revive U.S. manufacturing, says Julia Pyper, senior editor at Greentech Media. But the ...
US Solar Has a $1.5 Billion, Long-Shot Plan to End a Trade WarBloomberg

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:17:00 GMT


New York Times

Cavaliers Pursue DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams Ahead of NBA Trade Deadline
New York Times
The Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing a dramatic reshaping of their roster before the N.B.A.'s Feb. 8 trade deadline in hopes of rising out of a worrisome midseason funk, according to two people familiar with the team's plans. It remains to be seen if ...
NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs pursuing a deal for Clippers big man DeAndre JordanCBSSports.com
Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Cleveland Pursuing DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams DealsBleacher Report
The Cavaliers are reportedly interested in trading for George HillSB Nation
Sports Illustrated -Sactown Royalty -Akron Beacon Journal
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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:38:00 GMT


ESPN

Hornets putting Kemba Walker on trade market
ESPN
Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets' several less desirable contracts, sources said. Walker, 27, who makes $12 ...
Report: Hornets Open to Trading Kemba WalkerSports Illustrated
Potential Trade Packages for Kemba Walker: Could Knicks or Cavs Make a Play?Bleacher Report
What a Kemba Walker trade would mean for future of Hornets and their star guardCBSSports.com
Charlotte Observer (blog) -SB Nation -The J Notes
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:59:00 GMT


Drovers Magazine

The Japanese Beef Market's Lessons for Trade Policy
Drovers Magazine
The World Trade Organization (WTO) states that member countries can't discriminate against other member countries and can't offer special favors or rates without making them available to all members--known as most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment ...

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:44:24 GMT


Elections

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