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Brexit

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:03:10 GMT

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:40:00 GMT

Brexit: PM says MPs have 'one last chance' to back her deal  BBC News

Theresa May has said MPs have "one last chance" to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a "new deal". MPs will get a vote on whether to hold ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:04:34 GMT

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail  The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 12:45:00 GMT

Brexit: Has time run out for another referendum?  BBC News

Claim: There is not enough time to organise and hold another referendum before the UK is is due to leave the EU, on 31 October. Reality Check verdict: ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:29:12 GMT


European Union

Tue, 21 May 2019 04:54:00 GMT

China and European Union sign landmark aviation deals  Reuters

China and European Union regulators have signed two "landmark" aviation agreements boosting their cooperation in the sector, China's state-run CCTV and the ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 13:39:00 GMT

How the European Union is betraying the Western Balkans  The Washington Post

Jasmin Mujanovic, a political scientist specializing in the politics of southeastern Europe, is the author of “Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:34:33 GMT

Seven days to save the European Union  European Council on Foreign Relations

The European Parliament elections take place next week - our latest pan-European polling reveals voters are deeply concerned about what the future holds.

Thu, 16 May 2019 10:00:44 GMT

European Elections Will Gauge the Power of Populism  The New York Times

A new scandal in Austria that led to the collapse of the coalition government there served as a reminder that Russia has deep ties to many populist parties.

Sun, 19 May 2019 21:33:16 GMT


China

Trump Administration Could Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Technology Firm  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant's ability to buy American technology, people familiar with ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:23:01 GMT

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:01:30 GMT

China makes its case for Hong Kong's divisive extradition bills  CNBC

A Chinese official in Hong Kong is urging the quick passage of legal measures to allow fugitives to be transferred to the mainland.

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Huawei’s U.S. Restrictions Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China  The New York Times

China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:22:30 GMT

China's Economic Slowdown Hits Industrial Heartland Of Chongqing  NPR

Car production is shrinking in China's Chongqing, and auto workers struggle to transition.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:03:00 GMT


World

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:41:00 GMT

Review: 'Continuity' Takes a Shot at the End of the World  The New York Times

On an ice shelf made of Styrofoam, decorated with snow made of plastic, an eco-thriller is being shot in the New Mexico desert. That's both the setup for Bess ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 01:47:26 GMT

Japan to the world: Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe  The Washington Post

Ahead of a series of important international events in Japan, including a visit from President Trump this weekend, Japan's foreign minister has said he will issued ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:05:22 GMT

World Bee Day: 20 photos of bees that will make you say “damn, bees are beautiful”  Vox.com

There are two types of bugs I'll never kill: spiders and bees. I don't kill spiders because they eat mosquitoes and other critters that want my blood. I don't kill bees ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:15:00 GMT

Is the World Really Overpopulated?  Gizmodo

The notion that we're headed towards some kind of populational apocalypse—that there exists a line which, once crossed, will lead inexorably to mass ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 13:39:00 GMT


South China Sea

Water Wars: Disjointed Operations in the South China Sea  Lawfare

In the first weeks of May, U.S. vessels have been busy all over the South China Sea, drawing China's ire and frustration. From May 2 to May 8, the destroyer USS ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:25:58 GMT

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea  Washington Post

BEIJING — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 04:00:43 GMT

South China Sea threatened by 'a series of catastrophes'  PBS NewsHour

The South China Sea is home to more than a tenth of all the fish caught in the world, but fish stocks there are now on the verge of collapsing. Overfishing and the ...

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:51:18 GMT

Amid trade tensions, US warships challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea  CNN

Amid ongoing trade tensions with Beijing, the US Navy sailed two warships within 12 miles of two Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea on Monday, ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China Sea  CNA

BEIJING: China on Monday (May 20) denounced a US warship sail-by near disputed islands in the South China Sea as a violation of its sovereignty, amid ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 12:19:26 GMT


Russia

Russia’s Youth Found Rap. The Kremlin Is Worried.  The New York Times

Streaming and social networks took music out of the hands of the country's cultural guardians and let a new generation of artists emerge.

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:00:58 GMT

Russian secret documents show plot to stoke US racial violence  Vox.com

Russians involved in 2016 election interference and close to Putin reportedly have plans to stoke African American violence in America.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:30:00 GMT

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska  CNN

US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:44:00 GMT

Turkey has until next month to cancel a messy multibillion-dollar Russian arms deal or face harsh US penalties  CNBC

WASHINGTON — Turkey has a little more than two weeks to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. or risk severe penalties by going ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:42:00 GMT

Europe was worried Russia would mess with its elections. Now it has other fears.  The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — Days before crucial elections for the European Parliament, politicians, security services and social media companies that were bracing for an ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:02:20 GMT


UK

Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur  BBC News

The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos", a report commissioned by the UN has said.

Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:28 GMT

Return a quarter of UK to nature to fight climate change, say environmentalists  CNN

Up to one quarter of UK land would be left to nature if a new plan from environmental group Rewilding Britain were introduced.

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:20:00 GMT

Theresa May Offers U.K. Lawmakers a Vote on a Second Referendum  The New York Times

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Tuesday dangled before lawmakers the prospect of a second referendum on Brexit, in a last-ditch effort to ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:22:47 GMT

Plan to return lynx to UK receives fresh boost  The Guardian

A plan to bring back the Eurasian lynx – Lynx lynx – to Britain has moved a step nearer with research that pinpoints the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland as the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:30:00 GMT

Jamie Oliver’s U.K. Restaurants Declare Bankruptcy  The New York Times

About 1000 employees will lose their jobs as administrators take control of the indebted business. The celebrity chef said he was deeply saddened.

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:14:28 GMT


Germany

Being black in Nazi Germany  BBC News

Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. Standing among her white classmates, who ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:13:00 GMT

The New German Anti-Semitism  The New York Times

For the nation's estimated 200000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:00:13 GMT

Brexit, Germany, Macron: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We start today with a last-ditch Brexit plan that's not promising, a new kind of ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 03:45:12 GMT

In a Possible First for Hong Kong, Activists Wanted by Police Gain Protection in Germany  The New York Times

The activists faced charges related to a 2016 street brawl. Germany's move is a growing recognition of the erosion of individual freedoms in Hong Kong.

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:46:29 GMT

Germany sex trafficking: Thai forced prostitution trial begins  BBC News

Five people have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly trafficking up to 200 Thai women and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels. The four ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:21:15 GMT


Business

U.S. politicians warn Silicon Valley about doing business with China  NBC News

The U.S. intelligence community wants Silicon Valley to think twice about doing business with China.

Mon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft Gives Sony's Chipmaking Business a Boost  Motley Fool

As part of a strategic partnership, Microsoft plans to develop new AI-powered image sensors with Sony.

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:10:00 GMT

Education advocates, business group expect funding increase  Star Tribune

Advocates for K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin System were optimistic Tuesday that Republicans will spend more money on education, but they ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:00:36 GMT

India’s Ola switches gears on its food delivery business Foodpanda  TechCrunch

India's Ola, which has expanded to select international markets and set ambitious goals for its electric vehicles business, is struggling with selling food. So it is ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:37:26 GMT

Trump’s complex web of business interests, visualized  The Washington Post

We took Trump's reported business ties and mapped them.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:42:45 GMT


France

France Goes on Deal Spree, Thanks to ECB Easy Money  The Wall Street Journal

The European Central Bank's efforts to revive growth have spurred a flurry of deal making and investment. One problem is, much of it is outside of Europe.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:30:00 GMT

“France Does Not Belong to the French”: Illegal Immigrants Storm French Airport  The New American

A group of approximately 500 illegal immigrants from Africa stormed Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Sunday. The mob occupied an entire terminal and ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:04:30 GMT

Steve Bannon is in Europe ahead of elections. And he's upsetting the locals  CNBC

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been accused of interfering in Europe's parliamentary elections taking place this week.

Tue, 21 May 2019 10:10:00 GMT

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support  The New York Times

PARIS — A 42-year-old Frenchman who has spent more than a decade in a vegetative state was taken off life support on Monday, according to one of his ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:32:28 GMT

European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count  BBC News

Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:13:33 GMT


Italy

Italy's Salvini says coalition government won't change after EU election  CNBC

Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, denied he will look to change a coalition agreement in Rome if his Lega party performs well at this weekend's EU ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:32:22 GMT

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:57:00 GMT

Italy airport strike leads to hundreds of flight cancellations  USA TODAY

Hundreds of flights will be canceled this week because of the strike.

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:55:00 GMT

Italian heiress ordered to pay £13 million in tax after dodging bills for years  The Telegraph

An heiress has had to pay the Italian tax authorities £13 million after her claims to be living in Britain and Switzerland were found to be false.

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:18:00 GMT

Dead whale washed ashore in Italy with stomach full of plastic | TheHill  The Hill

A juvenile sperm whale washed ashore this week in Italy, where it was was discovered to have a stomach full of plastic waste.

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:42:07 GMT


Turkey

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:58:15 GMT

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:26:00 GMT

Turkey Orders Some FX Settlement Delays to Stem Speculation  Bloomberg

Turkey imposed settlement delays to sizable foreign-currency purchases by retail investors, saying that the restriction was intended to stem market speculation.

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:22:00 GMT

Turkey condemns Greek politicians' imaginary claims on May 19 commemoration  Daily Sabah

Turkey on Tuesday denounced some radical groups and politicians in Greece for coming up with imaginary claims and distorting historical facts on former's...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:17:12 GMT

Turkey and the new scramble for Africa: Ottoman designs or unfounded fears?  Brookings Institution

Turkey has emerged as an important, but confusing, actor in the greater Middle East and beyond. Its policies have oscillated as its role has expanded, and it now ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 08:18:30 GMT


Syria

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says  The New York Times

In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad's government detailed systematic human rights ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:20:32 GMT

Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:25 GMT

Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib  The New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian military and its allies have begun a long, slow and violent campaign to recapture the last province in the country still under ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 06:47:31 GMT

Hunting Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria  Deutsche Welle

Some 128000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe is ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:13:12 GMT

Russian air raids 'kill five children' in Syria's Idlib  Aljazeera.com

At least 10 civilians killed in Russian air attack on town of Kafranbel, Idlib province, say activists and a monitor.

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT


Refugees

Refugees attempted suicide after Australia's election, activists say  CNN

Australia's election sparked several suicide attempts among refugees held in the Manus Island detention center off Papua New Guinea, activists say.

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:43:00 GMT

Refugees offer a do-over and chance to live up to our brand  mySA

Sometimes the gods offer human beings a mulligan, a chance to right a past wrong. When a 19-year-old white male shot up a synagogue in Poway, Calif., the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:16:00 GMT

Marc Quinn will display the blood of refugees and celebrities  Art Newspaper

The art project, involving frozen blood drawn from refugees and stars, is not a “spectacle”, says the artist.

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:36:00 GMT

'We Are Very Grateful': Operation Blessing Offers Critical Aid to Desperate Venezuelan Refugees  CBN News

Thousands of Venezuelans have headed into neighboring Colombia on foot, facing dehydration and extreme hunger in the process. So Operation Blessing has ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:37:35 GMT

Refugee personality is one of the factors determining how successful integration is  Phys.Org

Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:50:59 GMT


Trade

Wed, 22 May 2019 03:15:56 GMT

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:43:00 GMT

Trump Shifts Gears on Infrastructure, Demanding Trade Come First  The New York Times

On the eve of a meeting with Democratic leaders, President Trump insisted they put aside a plan to rebuild roads and airports until after passing a new trade pact ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 02:56:22 GMT

Tencent's Pony Ma says he's watching whether the trade war will turn into a tech war  CNBC

Pony Ma, the head of Chinese technology giant Tencent, is watching whether his country's trade dispute with the U.S. will turn into a tech war, according to local ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 01:57:52 GMT

Chinese ambassador on trade talks: The US 'changes its mind so often'  CNBC

Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said on Tuesday that U.S. negotiators have “often” backed out on partial trade deals at the last minute ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:15:00 GMT


Elections

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:28:00 GMT

The Congress-White House fight pauses for Pelosi and Trump to meet  CNN

Everything in Washington comes down to this: It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vs. President Donald Trump.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 04:36:35 GMT

Doctor Shortages Leave Some Rural Americans Without Access To Health Care : Shots - Health News  NPR

A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance. But practicing in a small town is a 24/7 job, which is worsening the ongoing doctor shortage in ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:53:00 GMT


 
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