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Brexit

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:50:00 GMT

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Honda Confirms Plan to Leave Britain as Brexit Looms  The New York Times

The Japanese automaker, which employs 3500 at its Swindon, England, plant, is set to close the site by 2021.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:11:15 GMT

Brexit weekly briefing: we now officially have two revolting parties  The Guardian

Tories held hostage by ERG and Labour splitters go it alone – does anyone still believe in consensus?

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Most shoppers say Brexit has not affected spending habits  The Guardian

British consumers are preparing to carry on shopping despite the mounting political chaos over Brexit, according to a survey, even as business leaders ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:01:00 GMT


European Union

Brexit won't necessarily lead to an EU army  CNBC

With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, there's a growing belief that the U.K.'s exit from the EU could galvanize calls for a European army.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:29:28 GMT

Brexit preparedness: Commission intensifies “no-deal” customs preparedness outreach to EU businesses  EU News

The European Commission has today stepped up its “no-deal” outreach to EU businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as VAT, given the ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:11:11 GMT

Trade War Heats Up as EU Vows to Retaliate on U.S. Auto Tariffs  Bloomberg

The European Union vowed prompt retaliation if the U.S. follows through on a threat to impose tariffs on imported vehicles, as trans-Atlantic trade tensions ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:35:00 GMT

European Union calls to cease hostilities in South Sudan's Equatoria  Sudan Tribune

February 18, 2019 (JUBA) - European Union Delegation in South Sudan Monday condemned the violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement and called ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:24:00 GMT

European Union Agrees to New Copyright Law  The Wall Street Journal

The bill is aimed at reining in tech giants and throwing a lifeline to news publishers. It is expected to be formally approved by mid-April, after which EU ...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:41:00 GMT


China

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:25:00 GMT

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:46:51 GMT

More and more signs point to slower spending in China. Analysts say not to worry  CNBC

Falling car sales, sluggish retail sales data, a cooling housing market — those are all stoking fears of weakening consumer spending in China amid its slowing ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:48:19 GMT

China the world's biggest hacking victim, Chinese report says  Sydney Morning Herald

Beijing: As the Chinese government rejects claims it is behind the cyber attack on the Australian Parliament, Chinese research shows China is the world's ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:52:00 GMT

China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office  Channel NewsAsia

China's first space-age blockbuster is on a trajectory to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever and is being held up as evidence that ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:57:51 GMT


World

Paris hosts inaugural World Restaurant Awards  CNN

The latest addition to the roster of global culinary extravaganzas seeking to name some of the best restaurants around the world, the event was not your typical ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:36:36 GMT

Inside the Alexa-Friendly World of Wikidata  WIRED

Virtual assistants do their jobs better thanks to Wikidata, which aims to (eventually) represent everything in the universe in a way computers can understand.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Ditch Maduro or lose everything, Trump tells Venezuelan army  The Guardian

President speaks to US-based Venezuelans in Miami, as Maduro accuses Trump of 'almost Nazi style' language.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:32:00 GMT

Extraordinary Prefab Houses Around the World  Forbes

Prefabricated houses around the world are built with a variety of methods, but are all beautiful, energy efficient and built with many new technologies.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:53:00 GMT

The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes  WIRED

In the summer of 2006, Fidel Castro unexpectedly announced that he was temporarily handing over power to his brother. Turns out he needed to undergo ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT


South China Sea

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:34:33 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 21:00:46 GMT

In Central Asia’s forbidding highlands, a quiet newcomer: Chinese troops  The Washington Post

While the United States is looking to get out of Afghanistan, China is tiptoeing into a region it has flooded with cash.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:10:15 GMT

US warships again challenge Beijing's claims in South China Sea  CNN

The United States sailed two warships close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday (Sunday night, ET), a move that is bound to draw the ire of ...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:55:00 GMT

On course for a moment of truth in South China Sea as US ups the ante  South China Morning Post

The Pentagon is stepping up its freedom of navigation operations and openly challenging Chinese paramilitary forces in the disputed region, but it seems to ...

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:04:26 GMT


Russia

Kremlin seeks more control over internet in Russia | TheHill  The Hill

Russia is taking steps to tighten its grip on the internet within its borders, as the nation's legislature advanced legislation this week that would test temporarily ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:28:38 GMT

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap  BBC News

After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:48:37 GMT

Russia Still Cannot Combat Color Revolutions  The National Interest Online

At least since the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has planned to counter the “color revolutions.” These uprisings involved the ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:43:50 GMT

The Unlikely Convergence of Russia, Iran, and Turkey  The National Interest Online

Although the three-nation summit did not get much press in the West, its emergence is a signal, albeit a quiet one, that Eurasia's geopolitical landscape is ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:44:18 GMT

Russia and China Are Driving a Wedge Between Estranged U.S. and Europe  TIME

During his speech to the Munich Security Conference in 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a prediction that many in the West dismissed. He said the ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:05:21 GMT


UK

Police search for missing UK and French tourists at New South Wales beach  The Guardian

Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux found at Shelley beach near Port Macquarie.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:06:00 GMT

Honda Shutting UK Plant in Latest Blow to British Aut...  Daily Maverick

Honda Motor Co. plans to close its factory in the U.K. in the biggest blow yet to the British auto industry already buckling under thousands of job cuts and the loss ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:22:53 GMT

Facebook Has Behaved Like 'Digital Gangsters,' U.K. Parliament Report Says  NPR

"The age of inadequate self-regulation must come to an end," says Damian Collins, chair of the committee behind the report, which is often scathing on ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:41:00 GMT

UK manufacturers warn of 'catastrophic' no-deal Brexit  Moneycontrol.com

British manufacturers are facing a global slowdown as well as Brexit uncertainty.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:53:00 GMT

Irish subsidiaries of UK firms warned of increase in ‘dawn raids’ by watchdog  The Irish Times

EU cartel investigators likely to access British firms through Irish divisions post-Brexit.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:07:41 GMT


Germany

'From Germany to New Hampshire' | Lake Style  The Laconia Daily Sun

If you have read some of our past “Find of the Week on the Used Book Floor” blogs, you know that we are always game to conduct any type of.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:42:00 GMT

Trump Should Stop Before He Loses Germany  Bloomberg

Punitive tariffs on German cars would be a hostile act – and could well force a recession.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:22:00 GMT

It is Time for Germans to Talk About Sicherheitspolitik  War on the Rocks

In September 2003, German political scientist Hanns Maull published an essay in which he postulated that Germany willfully neglected foreign and security.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:05:19 GMT

France and Germany rebuff US demands to take back 800 Isil volunteers captured in Middle East  The Telegraph

European countries led by France and Germany have reacted coolly to Donald Trump's demand that they take back their citizens captured fighting for Islamic ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:13:00 GMT

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany  Fox News

A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:07:33 GMT


Business

Hot market for businesses may start to cool as soon as this year, survey finds  USA TODAY

Survey participants said they were concerned that overall business conditions will decline, putting pressure on companies' profits.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00:00 GMT

This homesick banker built a $75 million business on real Maine-style lobster rolls  Forbes

Luke Holden was a young investment banker in Manhattan, homesick for a true Maine-style lobster roll, so he started a business that has grown to $60 million in ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:33:00 GMT

3 Business Lessons That the Worst Year of My Life Taught Me  Entrepreneur

Going 'all in' on cryptocurrency as a business was a huge mistake, this contributor now acknowledges.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:30:00 GMT

Searcy among 6 cities competing for makeover on 'Small Business Revolution'  KATV

A city in Arkansas is among six finalists for a small business makeover program on the reality show "Small Business Revolution - Main Street. " Searcy, in north ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:52:30 GMT

A Better Land Woman helps business owners dreams come true Frank Wiley 4:58 PM, Feb  News 5 Cleveland

A local woman is helping clients transform structures to fit a need.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:58:00 GMT


France

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:12:26 GMT

Lightsaber Dueling Is Now Recognized as a Competitive Sport in France  TIME

You can head to France to act out 'Star Wars,' because its fencing federation now recognizes lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:01:31 GMT

Rick Steves: What's new in France for 2019  USA TODAY

Find out the latest on the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Mont Saint-Michel and more attractions.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:01:00 GMT

'Air Cocaine' smuggling trial opens in the south of France  FRANCE 24

A high-profile French trial over the evocatively named Air Cocaine drug smuggling scandal began Monday in Aix-en-Provence after six years in the making.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:39:00 GMT

France and Germany rebuff US demands to take back 800 Isil volunteers captured in Middle East  The Telegraph

European countries led by France and Germany have reacted coolly to Donald Trump's demand that they take back their citizens captured fighting for Islamic ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:13:00 GMT


Italy

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:56:48 GMT

These are the thousands of job vacancies that Italy can't fill  The Local Italy

A new survey reveals how many Italian businesses are struggling to recruit staff to fill eerything from tech jobs to more traditional roles like woodworking and ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:03:22 GMT

Italy's 5-Star defends ally Salvini in online vote  Reuters

Members of Italy's ruling governing party the 5-Star Movement voted on Monday to block a possible kidnapping trial against Matteo Salvini, its coalition ally and ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:00 GMT

Recession, Rating, Politics: A Winding Road for Italy's Bonds  Bloomberg

Italy's bonds are enjoying a period of relative calm while Spanish politics hogs peripheral euro-area headlines. But the market's sense of stability is looking ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Authorities shutdown international wine fraud operation; three in Italy arrested  Food Safety News

At least 11000 bottles of red wine have been seized in Italy for containing a lower quality wine. Europol officials said criminal groups will counterfeit.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:01:21 GMT


Turkey

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:28:00 GMT

Syrian Kurdish leader: border force needed to protect us from Turkey  The Guardian

Ilham Ahmed says Kurds want allies from anti-Isis coalition on border to ensure Turkey does not attack.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Nearly 312,000 Syrians return home after Turkish ops: Minister  Hurriyet Daily News

Nearly 312,000 Syrians have returned home after Turkey's counter-terror operations in northern Syria, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 03:41:43 GMT

Turkey to invest $23 million for TurkStream in 2019  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey plans to invest 122 million Turkish Liras in 2019, equivalent to around $23 million, for the land section on Turkish soil of the TurkStream natural gas ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:59:34 GMT

Turkey Cuts the Amount of Cash Banks Need to Hold  Bloomberg

Turkey cut the amount of cash lenders are required to hold in reserves for the first time in six months as the central bank tries to rouse credit growth without ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:14:00 GMT


Syria

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:15:29 GMT

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Commander of US-backed forces fighting ISIS asks US to keep troops in Syria  CNN

The commander of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is asking the US and its coalition partners to provide air support and keep up to ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:00:00 GMT

After ISIL, French women held in Syria say they're ready for home  Aljazeera.com

ISIL 'executed people for nothing, without proof - even Muslims', two women from France tell the AFP news agency.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:49:00 GMT

The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war  BBC News

After years of people fleeing Syria and its civil war, there are now long queues to enter the country each day. Jordan opened its Jaber border crossing last ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:48:05 GMT


Refugees

What Common Misconceptions Do People Have About Refugees?  Forbes

What are some common misconceptions about refugees in America in 2019? This question was originally answered on Quora by Betsy Fisher.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:53:00 GMT

Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people  The Guardian

Communities clash over natural resources as arrivals from South Sudan and DRC plunder environment for fuel and construction.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:46:00 GMT

In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond  Al Jazeera English

Thanks to a Warsaw-based activist, friendship grows between marginalised communities without permanent homes.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:24:00 GMT

Sick refugees on Manus and Nauru to be sent to Christmas Island not mainland  The Guardian

Home affairs revelation comes as Nauru bans medical transfers based on telehealth assessments, threatening to derail new medevac laws.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:53:00 GMT

Australia's offshore refugee policy has failed  Al Jazeera English

Such policies may seem like a quick win with some domestic constituencies, but they are not wins in the long run.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:37:00 GMT


Trade

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:55:00 GMT

European markets edge lower amid US-China trade talks; HSBC shares fall 3%  CNBC

European stocks were slightly lower Tuesday morning, as market participants anxiously waited for details from the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:40:13 GMT

Oil Climbs to Three-Month High on Supply Curbs and Trade Talks  Chron

Oil advanced to the highest in almost three months as the world's biggest economies prepare to continue negotiations this week after President Donald Trump ...

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:38:00 GMT

NHL trade deadline rumors: Jets eyeing Senators' Matt Duchene, Mark Stone; Wild could sell despite playoff position  CBS Sports

The NHL trade deadline is next Monday, which means that rumors are beginning to come to a head. Many teams are looking to lock up the player who can help ...

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:29:00 GMT

Blackhawks make minor league trade with Rangers  NBCSports.com

The Blackhawks made a minor league trade with the New York Rangers on Monday, clearing room for a right-handed shot defenseman and adding a veteran ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:19:18 GMT


Elections

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