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Brexit


Reuters

MPs back government's Brexit timetable
BBC News
MPs have voted to back the government's plan to start formal talks on Brexit by the end of March next year. They also supported a Labour motion calling for Parliament to "properly scrutinise" the government in its proposals for leaving the EU. The ...
British lawmakers back PM May's Brexit timetableReuters
Keir Starmer calls for 'detailed' Brexit plan as MPs vote to trigger article 50The Guardian
What does the Article 50 vote mean for Brexit and what happens next?Telegraph.co.uk
Daily Mail -Financial Times -Wall Street Journal
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:54:50 GMT


BBC News

Supreme Court Brexit case told Scotland should get say on Brexit
BBC News
Scotland's top legal officer has said the Scottish Parliament's consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit. Lord Advocate James Wolffe said he was not arguing Holyrood had a veto, but said its consent was required because of the "significant ...
Brexit legal challenge live: British citizens will lose rights through EU withdrawal, Supreme Court toldThe Independent
Brexit referendum not legally binding, Supreme Court toldReuters
Supreme Court Brexit hearing Day 3: Devolved nations have their sayFinancial Times
The Guardian -Telegraph.co.uk -The Economist
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:09:58 GMT


CNN International

Man arrested for threats against Brexit legal challenger Gina Miller
CNN International
Experts say parliament is unlikely to block Brexit outright, but the deliberations mean a Brexit could be delayed, particularly by opposition in the upper chamber, the House of Lords. Lawmakers may get a chance to influence what kind of deal the ...
Man arrested after threats made to Brexit legal challenger Gina MillerTelegraph.co.uk
Man arrested over threats to Brexit case's Gina MillerBBC News
Man arrested 'for threatening woman' who led Brexit legal challengeThe Independent
Daily Mail
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:47:00 GMT


Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court
Aljazeera.com
The anti-Brexit group, distinguished by their pithy "Brexit is racist" banners and loudspeaker slogans, drew most attention, frequently stopping to explain what they were doing to curious tourists visiting nearby Westminster Abbey. Brexit supporters ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:53:00 GMT


Telegraph.co.uk

Brexit: Middle class liberals were only social group to emphatically back Remain, analysis shows
Telegraph.co.uk
The study incorporated responses from 37,000 people and represents the most detailed insight yet into who the typical Brexit voter was. NatCen identified five subgroups of the population in order to interpret their data: middle class liberals; younger ...
Brexit vote: The breakdownBBC News
Why Did People Vote For Brexit? Understanding The Leave Vote In The EU ReferendumHuffington Post UK

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:40:37 GMT


European Union


Express.co.uk

Could the European Union fall apart?
BBC News
It has been a dreadful year for the European Union. It has just got a lot worse. Next year could transform a looming existential threat into a terminal reality. The end of a joint 60-year project to transform the politics of an entire continent is now ...
'Deluded' Eurocrat scolded for claiming a PRO-EU shift has risen across the continentExpress.co.uk

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:54:28 GMT


Washington Post

The future of the EU is at stake as Europe's leaders face a new fear: Voters
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — Europe's leaders have a new fear — their own voters. A ballot-box revolution is gathering steam on the troubled continent, where citizens this year have seized opportunities to depose top officials and step into the unknown. The latest ...
How Will Europe's Populist Movements Change the EU?Voice of America
The European Union is Breaking ApartLive Trading News
We shouldn't be so hard on Nigel Farage – he has saved Austria from the grips of the far rightThe Independent
The New Yorker -Livemint
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:59:00 GMT


MarketWatch

European Union finance ministers insist on more austerity
World Socialist Web Site
In addition to the authoritarian nature of Renzi's reforms, his defeat was also shaped by popular hostility to the austerity measures he has sought to impose in Italy in league with the European Union (EU). Nonetheless, the finance ministers gathered ...
Opinion: The future of the European Union could essentially be decided in 2017MarketWatch
European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?Fox News
A New Wave of Popular Fury Could Hit Europe in 2017New York Times
The Australian Financial Review -The Independent -The Conversation UK
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:14:06 GMT


PRI

The European Union may be fragile, but it's not cracking up just yet
PRI
Parker says the vote in Italy was not a full-out rejection of the EU. "It wasn't quite as simple as a populist vote," Parker says. "We need to look at it as a sign that this crisis of legitimacy that is haunting not just European but Western ...
Year of electoral tests may end European Union as we know itThe Guardian

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:47:31 GMT


New York Times

Europe|EU Leaders Talk Tough on 'Brexit' and Warn That Time Is Short
New York Times
BRUSSELS — For months, Britain's government has suggested that, when the country leaves the European Union, it will be able to retain many of the economic advantages of membership in the bloc. On Tuesday, that idea received its clearest rebuff yet, ...
Brexit deal could be reached by October 2018, says lead EU negotiator Michel BarnierTelegraph.co.uk
EU Negotiator Sets 'Brexit' Deal DeadlineVoice of America
Theresa May won't be getting a 'red, white and blue Brexit' – the EU is firmly in controlThe Independent
Sky News -Reuters UK -CNBC
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:51:55 GMT


China


New York Times

Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor, Is Trump's Pick as China Ambassador
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Terry Branstad, the Iowa governor who has long embraced China as a market for his state's pork and soybeans, was tapped Wednesday by President-elect Donald J. Trump to represent the United States in one of its most complex and ...
Trump picks Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad — a 'friend' of China's leader — as Beijing ambassadorWashington Post
China's President and Trump's Ambassador Pick Go Way BackNBCNews.com
Trump Selects Long-Serving Iowa Governor As Ambassador To ChinaNPR
DesMoinesRegister.com -Fortune -Vox
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:47:47 GMT


CNBC

Starbucks sees its fast-growing China business overtaking its US market one day
CNBC
Starbucks said it expects its fast-growing China business could one day eclipse its U.S. market. The company said Wednesday it plans to open 12,000 additional stores globally in the next five years, taking the chain to a total of about 37,000 outlets ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:52 GMT


Reuters

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Reuters
WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with ...
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's selection as ambassador to China seen as conciliatory gestureLos Angeles Times
Trump adds DHS secretary, China ambassador and EPA chief to teamUSA TODAY

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:09:00 GMT


Business Insider

If this keeps up, Trump won't have to do anything to punish China's economy
Business Insider
People try to catch 100-yuan banknotes flying inside a dome during a store's promotional event in Nanjing, China. Reuters. China's foreign exchange reserves fell yet again in November, thanks to the unrelenting upward march of the US dollar and the ...
Trump isn't all wrong about China as "currency manipulator"CBS News
Donald Trump is wrong when he says China is holding down its currencyCNBC
China's Yuan Pessimists Are MultiplyingBloomberg
Financial Times -Foreign Policy (blog) -Wall Street Journal
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:29:32 GMT


New York Times

China Pushes Back on Michael Flynn's 'Radical Islamist' Remarks
New York Times
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the choice of President-elect Donald J. Trump for national security adviser, speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times. A Chinese Foreign Ministry ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:44:49 GMT


World


New York Times

How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World
New York Times
The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked and outraged the nation and led it into war at a time when Congress and the American people had been split on the response to an already embattled world. News articles from Dec. 8 reflected a sudden shift in the ...
Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary: Tour the sites, ships and planes of World War IICNET

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:33 GMT


After Blizzard shutdown, legacy World of Warcraft server returns this month
Ars Technica
After their unofficial "legacy" World of Warcraft server was shut down by Blizzard, and after tiring of waiting for Blizzard to launch official legacy server support, the fan community behind the popular Nostalrius server is now organizing behind a ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:03:41 GMT


CBSSports.com

2017 World Series odds: Red Sox closing in on the Cubs after Chris Sale trade
CBSSports.com
Adding Sale (and Thornburg and Moreland) also improved the Red Sox's 2017 World Series odds from 9/1 to 11/2, according to Bovada. That means you win $11 for every $2 you bet. Boston is closing the gap on the Chicago Cubs , who currently have ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:48:15 GMT


New York Times

'The World Sees Me as the One Who Will Find Another Earth'
New York Times
Like many astrophysicists, Sara Seager sometimes has a problem with her perception of scale. Knowing that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and that each might contain hundreds of billions of stars, can make the lives of astrophysicists and ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:00:36 GMT


Telegraph.co.uk

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants 48-team World Cup with 16 groups
Telegraph.co.uk
Fifa has paved the way for a 48-team World Cup featuring 16 groups of three after the format was revealed to be favoured by president Gianni Infantino. Infantino's “preferred” blueprint for the 2026 tournament was expected to be communicated to members ...
FIFA president officially backs an expanded 48-team World Cup with new formatFOXSports.com
World Cup finals format: Three-team groups & 48 finalists in Gianni Infantino planBBC News
FIFA president Gianni Infantino hoping to expand 2026 World Cup to 48 teamsSkySports
SBS - The World Game
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:20:54 GMT


South China Sea


Foreign Policy (blog)

Rubio Calls for Sanctions on Beijing for South China Sea
Foreign Policy (blog)
Rubio proposes sanctions — including asset freezes, travel bans, and visa restrictions — on “any Chinese person” who contributes to construction or development projects in any contested area of the South China Sea, or who is complicit in actions or ...
The Simple Reasons Why the South China Sea is Headed for Tragic TroublesThe National Interest Online (blog)
Trump is right, China has built a massive military complex in the South China Sea—and a soccer fieldQuartz
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?The Diplomat
The Straits Times -Shephard Media -Manila Bulletin
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:49:31 GMT


Jalopnik

America And China's Military Beef Over The South China Sea, Explained
Jalopnik
As for resources, it is estimated that the South China Sea contains as much as 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 11 billion barrels of oil. For years, China has been been boxing nations out of territory it claims belongs to Beijing. For ...
Trump hits China where it hurts, with tweets on FX, trade manipulation, South China SeaCNBC
Trump Takes On China in Tweets on Currency, South China SeaBloomberg
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China SeaThe Diplomat
Telegraph.co.uk -News18 -World Politics Review
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:04:00 GMT


Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
ABC News
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to play a bigger role in patrolling the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where up until now the U.S. Navy has been the driving force in challenging China's vast territorial claims. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul ...

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:44:47 GMT


Daily Pioneer

South China Sea equation
Daily Pioneer
Vietnam is engaged in a bitter territorial dispute with the Middle Kingdom over navigation rights in the South China Sea and wants India, along with Japan and the US, to stand up to the Chinese threat. India's concern on the other hand, has to do with ...

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:30:07 GMT


Deutsche Welle

South China Sea maritime diplomacy hurts Filipino fishermen
Deutsche Welle
At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) summit in Peru last month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the contested waters around the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea (SCS) would become a maritime sanctuary and be ...

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:33:14 GMT


Russia


Wall Street Journal

Russia Sells Stake in Oil Giant Rosneft to Glencore, Qatar
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Russia said it sold a 19.5% stake in state-controlled oil giant PAO Rosneft to a consortium formed by Glencore PLC and Qatar in a deal valued at some €10.5 billion ($11.3 billion), a move by Russia that would bring in much-needed cash by ...
Russia Sells $11 Billion Stake in Rosneft to Glencore, QatarBloomberg
Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil companyBBC News
Glencore and Qatar help plug Russia's budget hole with investment in RosneftTelegraph.co.uk
Fox Business -Channel NewsAsia -Forbes
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:31:00 GMT


Huffington Post

Trump: U.S. Intel's Conclusion That Russia Hacked DNC Was Politically Motivated
Huffington Post
President-elect Donald Trump believes that American intelligence agencies were motivated by politics, and not hard evidence, when they determined earlier this year that Russian state-sponsored hackers were behind the theft and release of internal ...
Trump Again Rejects US Spies' Conclusion That Russia Hacked ElectionNBCNews.com
Despite everything, Donald Trump still isn't sure Russia hacked the DNCThe Verge
Obama under mounting pressure to disclose Russia's role in US electionThe Guardian
PCWorld -Politico -USA TODAY -TIME
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:53:00 GMT


Forbes

Fake News In Russia: 'Obama Threatens Sanctions Due To Russia's Role In Syria'
Forbes
RIA Novosti newswire reported on Wednesday that White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that new sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria are possible. “There are a number of things that are to be considered, including some of the ...
Theresa May joins condemnation of Russia over Aleppo bombingsThe Guardian
Vladimir Putin's Russia warns 250000 people to leave war ravaged eastern Aleppo or face being MASSACREDThe Sun
Canada, world leaders condemn Russia, as rebels call for Aleppo cease fireToronto Star
Wall Street Journal -Telegraph.co.uk -RT
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:55:47 GMT


WIRED

Russia's Space Program Is Blowing Up. So Are Its Rockets
WIRED
Last week, a Russian Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere when the Soyuz rocket carrying it failed just a few seconds after lift off. Surprising, because the Soyuz has been a spacefaring ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:40:05 GMT


Newsweek

Russia Pledges Retaliation If US Bill Passes
Newsweek
1207_putin_russia_01 Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 6. He has said he hopes that President-elect Donald Trump can oversee an improvement in battered U.S.-Russia ties, something the wealthy ...
Russia Vows Retaliation If US Restricts Its Diplomats' MovementsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:08:43 GMT


UK


UK: Arrests made in slavery raids after Al Jazeera film
Aljazeera.com
Al Jazeera's Director of Investigative Journalism Clayton Swisher said around 20 people were freed from captivity in the UK following the airing of the documentary. "Beyond the headlines this film created, possibly 20 slaves have now been freed from ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:45:11 GMT


Bloomberg

UK industrial production falls at worst rate in four years
The Guardian
Industrial production fell sharply and unexpectedly in October, dealing a blow to hopes that the UK economy will end 2016 on a high. A surprise 1.3% drop in production over the month followed a 0.4% decrease in September, according to the Office for ...
UK manufacturing falls in October, ONS figures showBBC News
U.K. Manufacturing Unexpectedly Drops Most in Eight MonthsBloomberg

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:48 GMT


China's terracotta warriors to return to UK for first time in nearly a decade
The Guardian
The warriors were last in the UK in 2007 for what was the British Museum's second most successful exhibition ever after the Tutankhamun fever of 1972. That show was seen by 1.7 million people, while the terracotta army was seen by 850,000. Before that ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:58:46 GMT


Major cut in EU migrants risks long-term damage to UK economy – report
The Guardian
A major cut in immigration from the European Union to Britain after Brexit would produce a damaging long-term hit to future economic growth while yielding only a “modest boost” of under 1% to the wages of low-paid workers, new research has found.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:14:41 GMT


U.K. Theater Review: Baz Luhrmann's 'Strictly Ballroom'
Variety
“Strictly Ballroom” started out on stage: Baz Luhrmann's cult movie about competitive dancing was originally a student play. His own musical adaptation, revised since its Australian premiere two years ago, brings it full circle but, in doing so, loses ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:14:18 GMT


Germany


Aljazeera.com

Germany: Israeli bill violates international law
Aljazeera.com
Germany has urged Israel in unusually strong language to scrap legislation that would legalise Israeli settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, saying it would break international law. A German foreign ministry ...
Germany Tells Israel Not to Legalize West Bank SettlementsNBCNews.com

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:23:10 GMT


New York Times

What do people in Germany think of the burqa ban?
The Guardian
Angela Merkel has endorsed her party's call for a partial ban on the burqa and the niqab in Germany. Showing her support for this for the first time, she told delegates at the Christian Democratic Union's conference in Essen “the full facial veil is ...
Angela Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Veils in GermanyNew York Times
Why Germany's famously tolerant chancellor just proposed a burqa banVox
Germany's CDU votes to limit immigrants' rights to dual citizenshipFinancial Times
Reuters -Aljazeera.com -Fox News
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:01:37 GMT


Jerusalem Post Israel News

Germany slams settlement bill that legalizes outposts
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Germany issued a harsh condemnation on Wednesday of the settlement regulation bill that would retroactively legalize unauthorized outposts, saying if the legislation passes it would undermine confidence in Israel's commitment to a two-state solution.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:33:54 GMT


Linde of Germany to Resume Merger Talks With Praxair
New York Times
LONDON — Linde of Germany said on Wednesday that it would resume talks over a potential merger with Praxair, an American rival, after ending discussions in September over a deal to bring together two of the world's largest suppliers of industrial-gas ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:52:51 GMT


Reuters

EU takes action against UK, Germany over VW emissions scandal - sources
Reuters
BRUSSELS The European Union will take action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources said, after the Volkswagen cheating scandal showed suspicious behavior in the industry.
UK and Germany face EU action on 'dieselgate'Financial Times

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:00:10 GMT


Business


CNBC

Starbucks sees its fast-growing China business overtaking its US market one day
CNBC
Starbucks said it expects its fast-growing China business could one day eclipse its U.S. market. The company said Wednesday it plans to open 12,000 additional stores globally in the next five years, taking the chain to a total of about 37,000 outlets ...
Inside Starbucks' ambitious plan to combat the 'seismic shift' that could kill its businessBusiness Insider

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:52 GMT


CNBC

Trump picks wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration
CNBC
Donald Trump has picked Linda McMahon, co-founder of pro wrestling company WWE, to lead his Small Business Administration, his transition team said Wednesday. The 68-year-old McMahon was a major Trump backer during his campaign, giving $6 ...
Donald Trump Picks Linda McMahon to Lead Small Business AdministrationWall Street Journal
Linda McMahon picked to be Small Business administratorCNN
Trump Tags Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business AdministrationNPR
USA TODAY -Chicago Tribune
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:18:51 GMT


Forbes

Gartner CIO Agenda: The Future Of Business Lies In Digital Ecosystems
Forbes
For example, NCC Industry, the industrial business of a large Swedish construction company, created an ecosystem that generates new sources of revenue predicated on solving transportation inefficiencies and handling construction waste and recyclable ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:33:07 GMT


Forbes

The Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2016
Forbes
Which are the best schools for young people looking for a career in business? When it comes to undergraduate, Harvard and Stanford aren't even in the running, relying on the MBA for those who already have a few years out of college. But the business ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:39:27 GMT


Business Insider

One year later, nobody knows what Alphabet is — and that's a godsend for Google's public-image problems
Business Insider
Last August, Google announced it would change its name to Alphabet, which would effectively be a holding company for Google and its various businesses — YouTube, Android, etc. — as well as Google's more outlandish experiments, like its moonshots ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:20:24 GMT


France


Gatestone Institute

France: Decomposing in Front of Our Eyes
Gatestone Institute
Four officers were injured (two badly burned) when around 15 "youths" (Muslim gang-members) swarmed their cars and hurled rocks and firebombs at them. Police were aggrieved when the minister of interior called the attackers "little wild ones." Police ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:02:52 GMT


New York Times

For Foreign-Language Oscar, a Robust Race With Germany and ...
New York Times
Those countries have both entered unusual comedies, but a raft of more traditional films are also in the running in a banner year for the category.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:13 GMT


Variety

NBCUniversal International, Altice Group Ink Strategic Output Deal for France
Variety
PARIS– Pursuing its now agressive content strategy, Altice Group has signed a strategic output deal with NBCUniversal International to distribute three NBCUniversal channel brands across France: 13th Street, Syfy and E! Entertainment Television. The ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:08:40 GMT


Reuters

Noah named France Fed Cup captain
Reuters
Noah, the last French man to win a grand slam singles title when he triumphed at his home Open in 1983, takes over from Amelie Mauresmo, who stepped down last month after France lost to the Czech Republic in the final. Noah was Fed Cup captain in 1997 ...
France name Davis Cup skipper Noah as Fed Cup captainBangkok Post

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:56:42 GMT


Wall Street Journal

The Dodgers' Lost Owner Resurfaces in France
Wall Street Journal
Paris. In the four years since he sold the Los Angeles Dodgers, amid a messy and expensive divorce, Frank McCourt's involvement in sports essentially amounted to owning the L.A. Marathon and a global equestrian circuit. Returning to a major club in a ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:33:19 GMT


Italy


Wall Street Journal

Greece, not Italy, Still Poses Biggest Challenge to Eurozone
Wall Street Journal
Not for the first time this year, the doom-mongers have been confounded. The Italian referendum over the weekend resulted in a resounding defeat for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who promptly announced his resignation. Yet the sky didn't fall in, the ...
Italy's Renzi officially steps down after referendum lossTelegraph.co.uk
Italian PM Renzi resigns, president to consult with partiesReuters
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi ResignsHuffington Post
The Guardian -New York Times -BBC News
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:27:55 GMT


New York Times

Matteo Renzi Resigns, Ending Italy's 63rd Government in 70 Years
New York Times
ROME — Matteo Renzi officially stepped down as prime minister on Wednesday, three days after his stinging defeat in a critical referendum, formally ending Italy's 63rd government in 70 years. Mr. Renzi had already tendered his resignation early Monday ...
Matteo Renzi Formally Resigns as Italian Prime MinisterWall Street Journal
Italy's Matteo Renzi officially resigns after crushing referendum defeatCNN
Italy passes 2017 budget, paving way for PM Renzi's resignationCNBC
USA TODAY -The Sydney Morning Herald
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:19:42 GMT


Financial Times

Italy demands more time from ECB to rescue Monte dei Paschi
Financial Times
Italy is demanding the European Central Bank give it more time to rescue Monte dei Paschi di Siena and is preparing to blame the bank for losses imposed on bondholders if Rome is forced into an urgent state bailout.
Italy Just Handed the Global Economy Another Giant VariableNew York Times
Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopesBBC News
Italian bank rescue hopes build, as Renzi set to resign –as it happenedThe Guardian
RT -Wall Street Journal -Reuters
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:39:40 GMT


THE BUSINESS TIMES

Moody's downgrades Italy outlook following referendum
THE BUSINESS TIMES
[WASHINGTON] The Moody's ratings agency on Wednesday downgraded its outlook for Italy's sovereign debt to negative from stable, citing the failure of the constitutional referendum, but kept the debt rating unchanged. Italian voters on Sunday rejected a ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:27:32 GMT


New York Times

Europe|Now That Italy Has Rejected Constitutional Amendments, What's Next?
New York Times
Proponents of the changes, including Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, said they would streamline Italy's cumbersome legislative process by eliminating two-thirds of the Senate and stripping regions of power over crucial issues like transportation, energy ...
'Trump effect' topples Italy's PM – and could shake Europe further in 2017Christian Science Monitor

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:41:12 GMT


Turkey

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:46:00 GMT


Wall Street Journal

Turkey's Post-Coup Crackdown Includes Officers at NATO
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—Since a failed coup in July, Turkey has recalled half of its military officers assigned to commands overseen by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's top commander, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO's ...
Turkey military purge has 'degraded' Nato, says generalFinancial Times
Turkey's purged NATO staff not coup plotters: alliance commanderReuters
Turkey post-coup purge depleting NATO staff, commander complainsThe Times of Israel (blog)

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:06:21 GMT


Al-Monitor

Turkey's shredded Syria policy
Al-Monitor
Turkey's outsize ambitions in Syria lie in shreds as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad press on to assert control over the rebel strongholds that remain in Aleppo. Ankara's long-running support for the rebels in the war-ravaged city has ...
Turkey's use of Syrian rebels 'helped weaken' Aleppo rebellionFRANCE 24

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:21:24 GMT


Foreign Policy (blog)

Latest Wikileaks Dump Sheds New Light on Erdogan's Power …
Foreign Policy (blog)
Wikileaks released over 57,000 emails of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who just happens to be Turkey's minister of energy and natural resources. The emails showcase Albayrak's strong influence in Turkey's halls of ...
Turkey mobilizes against 'economic coup'Al-Monitor
NATO officers from Turkey have turned into stateless asylum-seekersDeutsche Welle
Turkey's Erdogan says battle to shore up lira same as fight against Islami...Reuters
CCTV-America -gulfnews.com -Daily Mail
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:09:24 GMT


AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

Op/Ed: Turkey's SCO-bid – different this time?
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
All of them are bold statements, and a clear sign of the deteriorating relationship between the EU and Turkey, where tides are running high. However, the boldest of them all may very well be Erdogan's remark of turning towards the Shanghai Cooperation ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:51:45 GMT


Syria


Los Angeles Times

Syrian rebels on the cusp of losing Aleppo as humanitarian crisis deepens
Los Angeles Times
Pro-government troops in Syria have swept into the Old City quarter of Aleppo, swiftly moving toward a complete takeover of the city from rebels who had once hoped to use it as a springboard to national power. Aid groups reported Wednesday that more ...
Nearing Defeat, Rebels Seek Talks on Fate of AleppoWall Street Journal
Syrian army retakes Aleppo's Old City as rebels discuss exitWashington Post
Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civiliansBBC News
Reuters -The Guardian
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:05:11 GMT


Huffington Post

The Consequences of Egypt's Potential Military Engagement in Syria
Huffington Post
As ties between Cairo and Damascus strengthen, Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri explores the factors behind possible military cooperation between Egypt and Syria and the consequences this would have both locally and regionally. OTTAWA ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:00:39 GMT


BBC News

Syria conflict: 'Israel missiles' hit Damascus military airport
BBC News
Syrian state media say an Israeli missile strike has targeted a military airport on the outskirts of Damascus. The attack in Mezzeh is reported to have caused fires, but no casualties. The Israeli military has made no comment, but it is the second time ...
Israel 'launches missiles at targets near Syrian airbase'Telegraph.co.uk
Liberman on Syria strikes: Israel keeping WMDs from HezbollahThe Times of Israel
Lieberman on Syria Strike: Israel Trying to Prevent Hezbollah From Obtaining WMDsHaaretz
Bloomberg -Financial Times -The Sun
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:57:21 GMT


Daily Beast

How to Salvage Syria
Daily Beast
Based on months of interviews with Syrian opposition figures, ISIS defectors, Sunni Arab tribesmen, U.S. military sources, and intelligence officials, we believe it necessary, as part of this plan, to keep small but effective U.S. garrisons ...
All actors in Syria must live up to pledges: UN chiefAnadolu Agency
Syria Iraq conflict: Is victory any closer?BBC News
Commentary: Trump can't fight Islamic State without wading into Syria's wa...Reuters
Breitbart News -Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:03:08 GMT


Aljazeera.com (blog)

Even as the bombs rain on Syria, hope for a better future
Aljazeera.com (blog)
There was nothing new in it - the Syrian government was again sending intimidating text messages, there were loudspeaker announcements and leaflets were being dropped in the days building up to it. But there was something more sinister in this latest ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:46:35 GMT


Refugees


Aljazeera.com

New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda
Aljazeera.com
Nyumanzi, Uganda - Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:07:10 GMT


Breitbart News

Somali Refugees Arriving in US at Highest Rate Ever in First Two Months of FY 2017
Breitbart News
The 2,775 Somali refugees who have arrived in the United States between October 1 and December 7 of 2016, the beginning of FY 2017, are almost double the 1,399 Somali refugees who arrived during the same time period in FY 2016, between October 1 ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:38:36 GMT


International Business Times

Syrian refugees enjoy more support than others, AMs told
BBC News
Syrians are more favoured than others by a "two-tier system" of support for asylum seekers and refugees across the UK, AMs have been told. Tracey Sherlock of the Welsh Refugee Council said other migrants were "still struggling" to get the paperwork ...
Just 10 states resettled more than half of recent refugees to USPew Research Center
Why Syrian Refugees Aren't In Russia: Study Shows Government Denying Almost All Asylum RequestsInternational Business Times
Monitoring Group Accuses Turkish Border Guards of Killing 163 Syrian RefugeesVoice of America
The Globe and Mail -CBC.ca -Asharq Al-awsat English
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:47:37 GMT


Hawaii News Now

US envoy to UN sees security risk if refugees not rescued
Hawaii News Now
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, migrants arrive at the new reception center in Paris. Samantha Power, the United States' U.N. ambassador says Wednesday Dec.7, 2016 that Western nations may face a security chall.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:53 GMT


Britain champions female refugees abroad only to fail them here
The Guardian
Reem, a Syrian, couldn't sleep in refugee camps in Europe because she was scared the men around her would try to touch her during the night. Ada fled sexual violence in Nigeria, only to be kidnapped and abused by people smugglers in Libya on her ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:50:06 GMT


Trade


Reuters

Japan Inc warns of global trade contraction under Trump presidency: Reuter...
Reuters
TOKYO Corporate Japan is bracing for a rocky ride under incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, a Reuters poll showed, with well over a third of firms seeing a contraction in global trade as concerns about a rise in U.S. protectionism threaten to shatter ...

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:34:00 GMT


Forbes

The Future Of The 14 Free Trade Agreements America Has Under Trump
Forbes
There has been much focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and free trade agreements in general, especially in the U.S. during the recent presidential election. With the recently elected Trump, the world waits to see how trade will ...
How a Trump trade war would impact your stateCNBC
Trump's plan to rethink free trade agreements could have a silver lining for the environmentBusiness Insider
Mexico Leapfrogs Canada As U.S. Trading Partner (What Must Trump Think?)Huffington Post Canada

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:11:55 GMT


CNBC

Can algos trade Trump's tweets? Absolutely. Maybe.
CNBC
No reaction on Wall Street. It wasn't until a full 10 seconds later that Boeing stock began trading down on the news in the premarket hours, a dive that would shortly send Boeing's stock price down by as much as 1 percent in early trading, before ...
Boeing CEO waits for Trump's trade playChicago Tribune

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:38:55 GMT


CBSSports.com

MLB Hot Stove Trade Rumors: Rockies, Blue Jays talking Blackmon-Stroman deal
CBSSports.com
Fox Sports' Jon Morosi on Wednesday tweeted that the Rockies and Blue Jays have discussed a deal that would send right-hander Marcus Stroman to Colorado in exchange for outfielder Charlie Blackmon. Morosi adds this important qualifier ... #Rockies ...
MLB trade rumors: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays have discussed Charlie Blackmon-for-Marcus Stroman tradePurple Row

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:02:39 GMT


Sports Illustrated

Royals agree trade Wade Davis to Cubs for Jorge Soler
Sports Illustrated
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs have agreed to a trade that will send reliever Wade Davis to Chicago in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler, the teams announced. Rumors surrounding a Davis trade swirled on Tuesday, with Kansas City ...
MLB Hot Stove Trades: Royals send Wade Davis to Cubs for Jorge SolerCBSSports.com
In trade for closer Wade Davis, Cubs make smart move for title defenseWashington Post
Royals trade closer Wade Davis to Cubs for outfielder Jorge SolerKansas City Star
ESPN -USA TODAY -WGN-TV -Twitter
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:00:09 GMT


Elections


Huffington Post

A Response: My Election Blame List
Huffington Post
This article was written in response to a “Huffington Post” article by Max Weiss, which was in turn written as a response to a “Slate” article. The original “Slate” article was titled: “So We're Still Blaming Jill Stein And James Comey, Huh?” and the ...

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:20:37 GMT


The Real News Network

Anti-Government Carson to Lead Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
The Real News Network
Anti-Government Carson to Lead Dept. of Housing and Urban Development THOMAS HEDGES: Ben Carson was nominated as Head of Housing and Urban Development Monday, a move that surprised many, considering not only Carson's unfamiliarity with ...
Ben Carson is a terrible pick to lead housing and urban developmentCharlotte Observer
Central Texas housing authorities gear up for new mandateKXXV News Channel 25
Rev. Graham: 'Dr. Carson is a Man of Faith' -- 'We Need More' Leaders Like Him in Gov'tCNSNews.com (blog)
International Business Times -HousingWire -The San Diego Union-Tribune -Free Speech TV
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:08:03 GMT


The Hill

Valerie Jarrett: I urged Conway to take job in White House
The Hill
Jarrett told the audience at Politico's "Women Rule" event that she spoke with Conway backstage. During the conversation, Jarrett said Conway suggested she would be unlikely to take a role in the Trump White House because she has four young children.
Kellyanne Conway is playing the 'woman card' all wrongWashington Post
Jarrett: Trump's victory felt like 'a punch to the stomach'Politico
Kellyanne Conway Suggests That Women With Kids Shouldn't Take Jobs in the White HouseSlate Magazine (blog)
Chicago Tribune -Daily Caller -Wall Street Journal -NJ.com
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:14:12 GMT


TIME

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump
Salon
DETROIT (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect amid a flurry of anti-Trump lobbying. Brian Fairbrother, deputy clerk for the ...
Progressive groups plan to protest Electoral College votePolitico
Are Democrats Wasting Their Time Taking On the Electoral College?The Atlantic
Colorado responds to faithless-elector suit: “Odious,” “evil”Hot Air
Chicago Tribune -Daily Caller -Sacramento Bee -New York Magazine
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:17:52 GMT


Mediaite

Samantha Bee Sits Down with Glenn Beck to Talk Trump, Finding Common Ground
Mediaite
Yes, you're reading that headline correctly. Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck talked politics today in the spirit of finding common ground in the age of Trump. They both agreed about the importance of engaging with people on the opposite side of the ...
Full Frontal Interviews a Self-Described "Fake News Provider" About Satirizing the NewsThe Mary Sue
Watch Samantha Bee Meet 'Assh-le' Behind Fake News WebsitesRollingStone.com
Samantha Bee and Full Frontal Take On Fake News and Conspiracy TheoriesSlate Magazine (blog)
Salon -Hollywood Reporter -Philly.com (blog) -USA TODAY
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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:17:40 GMT


 
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