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Brexit


New Statesman

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill
BBC News
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a "very hefty" bill for Brexit. He promised two years of "tough negotiation", when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union.
UK should expect a very hefty bill for Brexit, says Jean-Claude JunckerThe Guardian
Brexit is an opportunity to rethink our economic modelNew Statesman
Norway wants to be included in Brexit talks between UK and EU leadersThe Independent
Telegraph.co.uk -Express.co.uk -BBC News
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:11 GMT


Bloomberg

Brexit Bulletin: An Unexpected Visitor
Bloomberg
Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. As the House of Lords began debating her Article 50 bill on Monday, Theresa May watched proceedings from an unusual position: the steps below the chamber's gold royal ...
Respect Brexit decision, peers urgedBBC News
Ex-chancellor Norman Lamont warns peers to follow the 'command of the British people' as marathon Lords debate on ...Daily Mail
Brexit: Former head of the civil service Lord O'Donnell demands 'meaningful vote' on any dealThe Independent
Telegraph.co.uk -Spectator.co.uk (blog) -CNN
all 249 news articles »
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:53:20 GMT


Bloomberg

Brexit Hotbed Paints a New Future for British Politics
Bloomberg
It coincides with a vote in the pro-Brexit region of Cumbria in the northwest, also after a Labour lawmaker quit for a job outside politics, this time in the nuclear industry. Like Hunt, Jamie Reed was a critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. May's ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:23 GMT


Brexit Chief Davis Jokes About No `Big Bag of Money' for Latvia
Bloomberg
Brexit Secretary David Davis broke the ice in Riga by joking he hadn't brought a load of cash to lure Latvia into backing Britain's interests in quitting the European Union. “After the reporting in London, I feel like I should be here with a big bag of ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:14:14 GMT


Top lawyers warn of human rights crisis after Brexit
The Guardian
Leading lawyers and legal experts are warning that Brexit could trigger a human rights crisis in the UK that threatens to have a 'domino effect' across Europe. In a letter to the Observer, they claim that the UK's departure from the EU may see the ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:39:00 GMT


European Union


Fox News

American flag contains 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union
Fox News
BRUSSELS – The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU ...
Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit - sourcesReuters
Vice President Mike Pence Vows US Support for European UnionWall Street Journal (subscription)
Pence reaffirms US commitment to European UnionNew York Post
Washington Examiner -New York Times
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:36:08 GMT


Jacobin magazine

Ten Proposals to Beat the European Union
Jacobin magazine
The following analyzes the balance of power in the European Union and presents a series of radical proposals against policies of austerity and neoliberalism, as well as for positive alternative to the existing form of European integration. The ...

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:17:36 GMT


EurActiv

The European Union, an agri-food world power
EurActiv
The food industry accounts for seven out of every €100 of trade between the European Union and the rest of the world. Euractiv Spain reports. While that number may seem small compared to the business generated by trade in the automotive or energy ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:21:18 GMT


Telegraph.co.uk

Letters: Servants of the European Union seek its interests in Lords Brexit debate
Telegraph.co.uk
SIR – Do Lord Mandelson and the other peers who have served the European Union in various offices declare their financial interests in the Brexit debate? They are pensioners of the EU, and as such they have a lifelong obligation of loyalty to the EU.
Theresa May makes appearance in the House of Lords as peers debate BrexitSky News

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:01:00 GMT


Express.co.uk

POLES APART: Poland and EU's relationship at CRISIS POINT in row over sovereignty
Express.co.uk
EU leaders accused the Polish government of riding roughshod over the its rules by making a series of political appointments and reforms to the Constitutional Court which appear to weaken the judiciary's independence. The European Commission said ...
Warsaw waves off EU demands for judicial reforms to uphold rule of lawDeutsche Welle
Poland Tells EU: We Value Democracy, Respect Our SovereigntyBreitbart News

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:01:50 GMT


China


CNBC

Finding Wilbur Ross's footprint in China
CNBC
JIAXING, China — Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross has taken aim at China for what he describes as its unfair trade practices as well as stealing jobs, but at least one of Ross's companies has sought to benefit from off-shoring jobs to China. In an ...

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:25:02 GMT


Seeking Alpha

80+% Of All Bitcoin Trades Are In China
Seeking Alpha
China did monitor or close popular exchanges for 72 hours in one review but did not shut down Bitcoin entirely. When China wants to ban something they are not shy. They had no problem blocking Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook ...
China's bitcoin traders are finding new ways to trade after an official clampdownQuartz

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:01 GMT


Reuters

ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea
Reuters
Yasay did not say what developments provoked the concern, but said the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) hoped China and the United States would ensure peace and stability. He said demilitarisation would be a key component ...
'Urgent homework' to be done on South China Sea Code of Conduct: Vivian BalakrishnanChannel NewsAsia
Asean worried over South China Sea militarizationInquirer.net
ASEAN unsettled by China's weapon systems, tension in South China SeaEyewitness News
ABS-CBN News
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:00 GMT


CNNMoney

Panda's first flight: FedEx sends Bao Bao to China
CNNMoney
Luckily for the National Zoo and FedEx, they're dealing with a panda, not a toddler. And Bao Bao will be traveling in a roomy, customized crate, not sitting next to a parent in a middle seat. She won't be watching movies on an iPad, but a stash of ...
DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for ChinaFox News
Watch live: Giant panda Bao Bao leaves National Zoo for ChinaUSA TODAY
Special Delivery: National Zoo's Panda Cub Leaves Zoo, Begins Trek to ChinaNBC4 Washington
Chicago Tribune
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:54:00 GMT


New York Times

Is China Pushing Trump to Talk to North Korea?
New York Times
BEIJING — For years, the United States and others have pressed China's leaders to suspend imports of coal from North Korea to push the reclusive state to abandon its nuclear weapons program. For years, the Chinese leadership resisted — until Saturday ...
China is warning Lotte Group against letting a Korean golf course become a missile defense siteQuartz
China Can Do More Than Stop Buying Coal to Squeeze PyongyangBloomberg
China's top coal miners push for Beijing to cap output again: sourcesReuters
Economic Times -CNN -Aljazeera.com
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:12:01 GMT


World


Forbes

This Is The World's First Cryptocurrency Issued By A Hedge Fund
Forbes
And now Craib is risking the company's nascent success with a real-world test of two hot but so far unproven concepts. The first is app-coins, which are cryptocurrencies that can have some attributes that remind people of shares in companies and can ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:01:35 GMT


Forbes

This FinTech CEO Is Making Money Instantly Available Anywhere In The World
Forbes
The consumer financial services industry currently boasts a $33.5 billion market cap globally, supplying consumers with various loans and lines of credit. For years, the most common and accurate way of indicating whether consumers qualify for an ...

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:34:02 GMT


BGR

World's top Apple insider just revealed a new iPhone 8 feature that's a literal game-changer
BGR
We're a week away from seeing the unveiling of the next-generation LG G6 and about a month away from watching Samsung take the wraps off its hotly anticipated new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship phones. So naturally, Apple's upcoming new iPhone ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:39:00 GMT


New York Daily News

Horizon Zero Dawn is the most captivating open world game you'll ever play: video game review
New York Daily News
So this is the world centuries into the future, a post-apocalyptic world with a mystery to unravel. It's a world with plenty of lore, a world with oodles of sidequests, a world with a lot of gameplay conventions we've actually seen before. And yet it ...
So Far 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Feels Too Much Like Other Open World GamesForbes
Horizon Zero Dawn review: a greatest hits collection of open-world gamesThe Verge
'Horizon Zero Dawn' made me fall in love with open-world RPGsEngadget

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:27:00 GMT


Fortune

This Is the World's New Top Producer of Crude Oil
Fortune
Saudi Arabia has once again been overtaken in December as the world's top crude oil producer. Citing figures from the Joint Organization Data Initiative, Bloomberg reports that first place now falls to Russia, which produced on average 10.49 million ...
Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as World's Top Crude Oil ProducerBloomberg
Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's top crude producerRT

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:16:39 GMT


South China Sea


Reuters

ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea
Reuters
Friction between the United States and China over trade and territory under Trump has fueled worry that the South China Sea could become a flashpoint. China claims most of the waters, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.
Philippines: framework of South China Sea pact possible soonThe News Tribune
'Urgent homework' to be done on South China Sea Code of Conduct: Vivian BalakrishnanChannel NewsAsia
ASEAN Unsettled By China's Weapon Systems, Tension In South China SeaNDTV
Philippine Star -Nikkei Asian Review
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:00 GMT


Reuters

China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea
Reuters
The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. "China always ...
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaABC News
US Navy carrier deploys to South China Sea for first time in Trump presidencyFox News
US carrier starts 'routine' patrols in South China SeaCNN
Business Insider -NavyTimes.com -Navy.mil
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:00 GMT


Australia should not join US in South China Sea operations, says ...
The Guardian
The retired defence chief Angus Houston says diplomacy would be the best approach to tensions in the South China Sea. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:43:00 GMT


New York Times

Japan and China's maritime tensions in the South China Sea are resurfacing World War II-era wounds
Quartz
Last month, Japan's defense ministry requested a record budget of about $51 billion for fiscal 2017. At the top of its security worries: China's maritime aggression. Japan has reason to worry. In both the East China Sea and South China Sea, Tokyo faces ...
Prospect of Philippine Thaw Slows China's Plans in South China SeaNew York Times
South China Sea Claimants Blur Lines Between Military, CiviliansVoice of America
Cooperation as a Means to All Ends in the South China SeaSTRATFOR

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:56:02 GMT


Washington Post

Here's how the South China Sea ruling affects US interests
Washington Post
On July 12, an International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling dismissed much of China's claim to the South China Sea. Since then, there has been a great deal of discussion on the legal ramifications, China's response and public opinion.
China's Defiance in the South China SeaNew York Times
Philippines seeks formal talks with China amid South China Sea tension: RamosReuters
Hacking Attack At Vietnam Airports Another Chapter In South China Sea DisputeForbes
American Thinker
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:10:16 GMT


Russia


New York Times

Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials
New York Times
WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump and his aides have insisted that they had no contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a denial Mr. Trump repeated last week. “I have nothing to do with Russia,” he told reporters on ...
Europe Needs a Hearts and Minds Campaign for RussiaForeign Policy (blog)
Neo-McCarthyite furor around Russia is counterproductiveWashington Post
Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald TrumpNewsweek
Salon -New York Post -Fortune
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:06:44 GMT


New York Times

Trump's Russia Motives
New York Times
In their Russia-related inquiries, the F.B.I. and the Senate Intelligence Committee will need to focus first on what happened — whether Trump's team broke any laws and whether the president has lied about it. Yet the investigators, as well as the ...
Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for PutinNBCNews.com
Russians optimistic on improved US tiesFox News

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:21:25 GMT


Bloomberg

Trump Can't Seem to Shake Those Russia Problems
Bloomberg
The New York Times reported Sunday that one of Donald Trump's lawyers, Michael Cohen, attempted to deliver a sealed proposal for crafting a Ukraine peace accord -- and lifting Russian sanctions -- to then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn shortly ...
Russia dismisses 'absurd' Ukraine peace plan put forward by Donald Trump's associatesThe Independent

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:35 GMT


Russia to rely increasingly on non-nuclear deterrent
ABC News
Russia will continue to see the development of its nuclear forces as a top priority, but the military will rely increasingly on conventional weapons to deter any aggression, the Russian Defense Minister said Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:41:39 GMT


New York Times

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's UN Ambassador, Dies at 64
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Vitaly I. Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, who represented his country through times of domestic tumult and rising tensions with the West, died on Monday morning while at work in Manhattan. He would have ...
Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64ABC News
Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64Aljazeera.com
Vitaly I. Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, dies at 64Washington Post
CNN -NBCNews.com
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:49:34 GMT


UK


The Independent

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill
BBC News
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a "very hefty" bill for Brexit. He promised two years of "tough negotiation", when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union.
Norway wants to be included in Brexit talks between UK and EU leadersThe Independent
UK warned Brexit bill will be 'very hefty' and EU trade deal will take yearsSky News
UK should expect a very hefty bill for Brexit, says Jean-Claude JunckerThe Guardian
Telegraph.co.uk -BBC News
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:11 GMT


New York Times

'I Am Ashamed' vs. 'Get Over It': UK Parliament Debates Trump Visit
New York Times
The symbolic parliamentary debate on Monday, which has no sway over the government, was in response to an online petition with 1.8 million signatures seeking to prevent President Trump from making a state visit. By CAMILLA SCHICK. Photo by Jack ...
UK Conservative MPs back Trump visit in fiery parliament debateFox News
Insults fly as UK Parliament debates Donald Trump's visitCNN
Donald Trump: MPs clash over UK state visitBBC News
The Independent -POLITICO.eu -Bloomberg -Petitions - Parliament
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:39:13 GMT


Engadget

Amazon brings Alexa to UK TVs with updated Fire TV Stick
The Verge
The latest version of Amazon's Fire TV Stick, which comes with Alexa built-in, is heading to UK shores. The device launched in the US last October, but is going on sale April 6th in Britain for £40 (available in various high street stores, or you can ...
New Amazon Fire TV stick brings Alexa voice assistant to UK TV screensThe Guardian
Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa is hitting the UK for £40Engadget

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:16:03 GMT


UK government surplus gives Philip Hammond pre-Budget boost
The Guardian
“This gives the chancellor a bit more room for manoeuvre in his final spring budget next month. If the UK economy remains stable over the transition period once article 50 is triggered, Hammond could meet his objective to reduce the budget deficit ...
Government finances record £9.4bn surplus in JanuaryBBC News

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:33:00 GMT


Engadget

Spaceflight Bill paves the way for a UK spaceport in 2020
Engadget
Space isn't just big, it's big business. According to the government, the UK's space industry is already worth more than £13.7 billion to the economy, but one thing's missing: The infrastructure needed to send the next satellite or experiment up into ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:07:59 GMT


Germany


CNBC

German stocks would thrive if Le Pen wins the French election, and survive if not: JPMorgan
CNBC
Germany's stocks should be a safe haven within the euro zone amidst forthcoming political uncertainty and could even thrive if the anti-immigration and far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen secured election victory in May, according to ...
Marine Le Pen's poll lead hits Franco-German bond spreadFinancial Times

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:30:32 GMT


U.S. News & World Report

Greece Calls on Germany to Ease Budget Demands
U.S. News & World Report
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has called on Germany to drop what it described as "irrational" budget demands in the country's bailout program, a day after Greece and its European creditors agreed to resume talks on new reforms.
Greece says Germany must drop demand for high budget surplusKathimerini
Germany's Schauble denies 'Grexit' threateuronews

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:56:26 GMT


Euro-Area Economic Recovery Broadens as France Outpaces Germany
Bloomberg
While the region's two largest economies are on track for growth of 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent in the first quarter, IHS Markit noted a key difference between the recoveries: prices. Input costs rose by the most since mid-2011 in France and Germany ...
France matches Germany as euro zone economic outlook shinesThe Globe and Mail
Growth in Germany's private sector picks up to highest in nearly three years - PMINasdaq

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:03 GMT


Deutsche Welle

Schulz makes left turn in German election race against Merkel
Deutsche Welle
Everybody's happy in Germany's re-born center-left. "The fact that I make the SPD happy makes me happy," quipped Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic Party's (SPD) candidate in September's election, on Monday, commenting on the huge boost his ...
Germany's Schulz Launches 'Social-Populist' Attack on MerkelBreitbart News
Trump's demand upsets German electionPOLITICO.eu
Germany Aims to Deport Record Number of Rejected Asylum Seekers in 2017Fortune
Reuters -EurActiv
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:46:01 GMT


Telegraph.co.uk

Germany wartime movie star 'was a Russian spy' - The Telegraph
Telegraph.co.uk
One of Germany's most popular film stars of the Nazi and postwar eras was a suspected Soviet spy, according to newly declassified records.
Star of postwar German cinema was Soviet spy, declassified files ...The Guardian
Nazi-era German film star Marika Rökk 'was a Soviet KGB spy ...The Independent

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:12:53 GMT


Business


Business Insider

The owner of Burger King is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion
Business Insider
The owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International, is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $79 per share, or $1.8 billion. "Popeyes is a powerful brand with a rich Louisiana heritage that resonates with guests around the world," ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:45:25 GMT


NPR

Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming
NPR
Over the past three years they've transformed three acres of his family's land in Starksboro, Vt., into a small farm business, selling vegetables, eggs and some meat through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Access to free land puts them well ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:56 GMT


Reuters

Wells Fargo fund business on the defensive amid sales scandal
Reuters
When a scandal over unauthorized accounts rocked Wells Fargo & Co's (WFC.N) retail division last fall, executives at its asset management arm sprang into action to limit its fallout at an already tough time for their business. A Reuters' review of ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:04:50 GMT


Business Insider

Verizon has cut Yahoo's price by $350 million
Business Insider
Verizon agreed to buy Yahoo's ailing internet business last July for $4.8 billion. The revised deal is worth about $4.48 billion in cash. Both companies see the deal closing in the second quarter. Yahoo in January said the breaches, which affected more ...
Yahoo Salvages Verizon Deal with $350 Million DiscountFox Business

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:32 GMT


CNNMoney

Business executives' optimism surges under Trump, survey finds
CNNMoney
Business executives are feeling more confident with Donald Trump in the White House, according to an annual survey from JPMorgan Chase. The survey found that 76% of the executives believe the new administration will have a positive impact on their ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:35:00 GMT


France


Reuters

Euro-Area Economic Recovery Broadens as France Outpaces Germany
Bloomberg
While the region's two largest economies are on track for growth of 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent in the first quarter, IHS Markit noted a key difference between the recoveries: prices. Input costs rose by the most since mid-2011 in France and Germany ...
France joins the party as euro zone economic outlook shinesReuters

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:03 GMT


Reuters

France slaughtering 600000 ducks due to bird flu
New York Post
PARIS — France's agriculture ministry has ordered all remaining 600,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu. A previous cull in southwestern France failed to stop the spread of the H5N8 ...
France to cull 600000 more ducks as fights bird flu virusReuters
France to slaughter 600000 more ducks in bird flu fightRFI
France to cull 600000 more ducks in fight against bird flu virusThe Local France

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:51:00 GMT


CNBC

LVMH's Arnault rules out Le Pen victory in France
CNBC
Bernard Arnault, head of French luxury goods giant LVMH, says he expects victory for either Emmanuel Macron or Francois Fillon in the French presidential elections over far-right rival Marine Le Pen. "My take is one of the two will win!" responded LVMH ...
Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon clericMinneapolis Star Tribune
France A Step Closer To Frexit?Seeking Alpha
Why Emmanuel Macron is the darling of foreigners in FranceThe Local France
Voice of America -Reuters
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:50:52 GMT


Reuters

France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf
Reuters
Like Trump, she has said radical Islamism must be faced head on, although she has toned down her party's rhetoric to attract more mainstream support and possibly even woo some Muslim voters disillusioned with France's traditional parties. After meeting ...
France's Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti over headscarfDeutsche Welle
France's Le Pen Refuses to Wear Headscarf for Muslim Cleric: 'I Will Not Cover Myself Up'Haaretz
France's Marine Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Muftieuronews
Asharq Al-awsat English -BBC News
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:56:02 GMT


Human Rights Watch

France: Positive Move to Protect Schools
Human Rights Watch
(Paris) – French President François Hollande's announcement on February 21, 2017, that France has endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration is a strong signal to the international community and strengthens the legal protection for children and their ...
Education Above All Foundation welcomes France's commitment to protect children affected by war and conflictReliefweb

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:59:35 GMT


Italy


Business Mirror

Italy: Drowning not Wading
National Review
Italy's economy is not going to grow much faster than 1% per year in the foreseeable future in the best possible scenario. This comes after roughly twenty years of stagnation-depression. If Italy can only record a 0.9% growth in 2016, a year when ...
Worries Grow Over Euro's Fate as Debts Smolder in Italy and ...Business Mirror

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:00 GMT


Detroit Free Press

Olive oil prices skyrocket after poor Italian harvest
Detroit Free Press
ROME — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20%. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the harvest in southern ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:23:56 GMT


CNBC

France is frightening the market, but Italy could be the real threat for investors
CNBC
Italy poses the greatest threat to stability of the euro area in spite of the impending presidential elections in France, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank. Italy's former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned as leader from the ruling Democratic ...
ITALY CRISIS: Leading party set to split in fall out from Renzi resignationExpress.co.uk
The rebellion that threatens to split Italy's Democratic partyFinancial Times
Italy's Democrats scramble to keep party togetherThe News (subscription)
Reuters -Bloomberg -Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:00 GMT


BBC Sport

Six Nations: Mako Vunipola set to return for England against Italy
BBC Sport
Mako Vunipola is set to make his first appearance in this year's Six Nations after being included in a 28-man England training squad for Sunday's game against Italy at Twickenham. The 26-year-old returned for Saracens against Gloucester on Friday after ...
Mako in line for Italy return after being named in England squadRBS 6 Nations
Mako Vunipola to start on bench against ItalyBT Sport (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Mako Vunipola to make England return in Six Nations clash with ItalyESPN.co.uk
SkySports -sportal.co.nz -International Business Times UK
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:12:04 GMT


Munchies_ Food by VICE

Starbucks Is Coming to Italy and Italians Are Predictably Skeptical
Munchies_ Food by VICE
Italian coffee is a proud tradition that stretches back centuries and across regions; one built on craftsmanship and ceremony. Foamy cappuccinos are poured fresh from the Moka pot—but never after breakfast. Scolding hot caffè is knocked back while ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:55:46 GMT


Turkey


Aljazeera.com

Iran and Turkey trade barbs over Syria and Iraq
Aljazeera.com
Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish ...
Regional rivals Iran, Turkey trade barbs over SyriaDaily Mail
Iran-Turkey ties tense over exchange of wordsHurriyet Daily News
Turkey and Iran exchange words over SyriaTRT World
Middle East Monitor -Xinhua
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:19:50 GMT


New York Times

Turkey Tries 47 Ex-Soldiers in Erdogan Assassination Plot
New York Times
IZMIR, Turkey — Dozens of former Turkish soldiers were brought to trial on Monday on charges of trying to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a coup attempt in July, the latest in a series of trials in the plot. Prosecutors in Mugla, a city in ...
Assassination plot trial begins in TurkeyThe Straits Times
'President Erdogan assassination plot' trial opens in TurkeyFRANCE 24
Erdogan assassination plot suspects go on trial in TurkeyFinancial Times
Voice of America -Yahoo News
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:26:06 GMT


The National Interest Online

Erdogan's Power Grab Is Hurting Turkey's Economy
The National Interest Online
Turkey continues to invest in big projects, such as the construction of Istanbul's third airport, while neglecting rising national debt. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to label himself the “enemy” of interest rates, even as the country faces ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:08:00 GMT


Fox News

Royal Caribbean latest cruise line to cancel Turkey ports of call
Fox News
Royal Caribbean has canceled all scheduled stops in Turkey for the 2017 season, becoming the latest cruise line to do so following Carnival Corporation's Cunard Line and P&O Cruises December decisions to stop sailing to the Mediteranean nation.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:23:15 GMT


Voice of America

Turkey Says it Will Attack Syrian Kurdish Forces at Manbij
Voice of America
Any move, however, against Manbij threatens to put Ankara and Washington on a collision course. “It would put Turkey against American-supported forces who are fighting with America against ISIS,” says political columnist Semih Idiz, of Al Monitor website.
Turkey wants to see FSA replace SDF in Raqqa battleRudaw
In Syria, Turkey Finds Itself Boxed In: What's Next?War on the Rocks
Syrian War Report: Turkey Pushes Its Plan for Raqqah Offensive against ISIS (Which is Supported Covertly by US-NATO)Center for Research on Globalization
NEWS.com.au -Anadolu Agency -Daily Sabah
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:16:40 GMT


Syria


Aljazeera.com

Iran and Turkey trade barbs over Syria and Iraq
Aljazeera.com
Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish ...
Regional rivals Iran, Turkey trade barbs over SyriaDaily Mail
Turkey and Iran exchange words over SyriaTRT World

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:19:50 GMT


The Independent

Isis-affiliated fighters seize Syrian territory near Israeli border in surprise attack
The Independent
Syrian jihadists with links to Isis have captured a large town and several villages on the Syrian border with Israel in a surprise attack on moderate rebel forces. Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army militants launched an unexpected dawn offensive on a Free ...
ISIS Group Expands in Southern Syria Near Israel BorderNewsweek
Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack - sourcesReuters
Syria: ISIL-linked groups launch attacks near Golan Heightseuronews

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:17:56 GMT


The Hill (blog)

How will history judge Obama's actions in Syria?
The Hill (blog)
In the retrospective, it is axiomatic among Washington's foreign policy establishment that the Obama administration's response to the chaos in Syria will be a lasting stain on his legacy. With nearly 500,000 dead since the March 2011 uprising that ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:31 GMT


Human Rights Watch

UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loom
Minneapolis Star Tribune
BEIRUT — A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition. U.N. envoy Staffan de ...
Syria: Make Human Rights Priority of Geneva TalksHuman Rights Watch
Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talksIRINnews.org
Geneva talks to encompass Syrian transition process: UNReuters
Yahoo7 News -CNN
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:35:58 GMT


New York Times

Syria Bombing Kills 4 Russians
New York Times
MOSCOW — Four Russian servicemen were killed and two were wounded in Syria last week when their car was blown up by a remote-controlled bomb, the Russian news agency Interfax reported on Monday, citing a statement by the Defense Ministry in ...
Four Russian servicemen killed by roadside bomb in SyriaWashington Post
4 Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria – MoDRT
Four Russian military advisers killed in Syria bomb attackUPI.com
Voice of America -STRATFOR -Sputnik International
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:25:03 GMT


Refugees


New York Times

A Surprising Salve for New York's Beleaguered Cities: Refugees
New York Times
BUFFALO — Newcomers have filled up hundreds of empty homes and apartments, and poured money and energy into destitute neighborhoods. Former churches have been reborn as mosques and refugee health centers, or found new congregants to fill ...

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:54:12 GMT


PBS NewsHour

You asked: How are refugees vetted today?
PBS NewsHour
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month suspending the U.S. refugee program in order to implement more “extreme vetting,” there were many questions not only about his proposal but also about how our current system for vetting ...

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:31:00 GMT


In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool—and Training Challenges
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
In the break room at the Dakota Provisions LLC turkey plant in Huron, S.D, employees are just as likely to hear safety instructions in Thai or Burmese as in English. Well over half of the 1,050 employees are Karen, ethnic minorities from Myanmar who ...

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:47 GMT


Aljazeera.com

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
Aljazeera.com
Libya's Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation's spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told the AP news agency that the bodies washed ashore on ...
More than 70 refugees wash up dead on Libyan beach after boat disaster attempting to cross Mediterranean SeaThe Independent
Bodies of dozens of African refugees wash up on beachBreakingNews.ie

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:44:46 GMT


KMTV

Hundreds illuminate Dodge Street to support refugees
KMTV
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Hundreds lined up along Dodge Street in solidarity with refugees and immigrants Monday evening as part of a Light the Way vigil. The event was a peaceful and nonpartisan event to show refugees and immigrants they are welcome in ...
Crowds line Dodge Street in support of refugees, immigrantsWOWT

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:33:26 GMT


Trade


CBSSports.com

NBA trade rumors: 40 players who could be moved by Thursday's deadline
CBSSports.com
The NBA trade deadline is almost here, so let's have a look at some players who could be moved before 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Last time we did this, the list was 25 names long. Now, we're up to 40. No one knows exactly how crazy this deadline will be ...
NBA Trade Deadline 2017: BS Meter on the Latest RumorsBleacher Report
Why the Carmelo Anthony brand wouldn't suffer from tradeNew York Post
Five questions to keep in mind as the NBA trade deadline approachesLos Angeles Times
NBA.com -Sporting News -Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:25:21 GMT


RollingStone.com

The Ugly Truth About the DeMarcus Cousins Trade
RollingStone.com
This is how relationships outlive their sell-by dates, how couples hang on well past the point where them being together makes sense, and it's how the Sacramento Kings ended up trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on the night of the ...
Metrics 101: Biggest NBA Trade-Deadline Heists in HistoryBleacher Report
NBA trade deadline: DeMarcus Cousins deal with Pelicans an all-around failure for KingsSporting News
The DeMarcus Cousins trade shows the Kings can't even tank rightSB Nation
ESPN -CBSSports.com -Detroit Bad Boys
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:44:05 GMT


ESPN

Sizing up potential Garoppolo trade offers for six QB-needy teams
ESPN
Only the Patriots know to what extent Garoppolo is available via trade. Although there is no league consensus on that front, conversations with five NFL decision-makers produced some agreement over what Garoppolo should command in a trade and which ...
NFL trade rumors: Jimmy Garoppolo 'can't completely' ignore trade speculationSporting News
Jimmy Garoppolo: 5 things to know about the Browns trying to trade for himcleveland.com
The case for and against trading Jimmy GaroppoloThe Boston Globe
Patriots.com
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:05 GMT


CBSSports.com

Carmelo Anthony says he's not asking Knicks to trade him 'without having a plan'
CBSSports.com
With DeMarcus Cousins being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, one of the few big names left on the trade market is the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony. But that situation remains in a stalemate. Team president Phil Jackson wants nothing more than to trade ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:27:34 GMT


CBSSports.com

NBA Trade Rumors: Wolves among teams inquiring about Knicks' Derrick Rose
CBSSports.com
According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Timberwolves have talked to the Knicks about a possible trade involving Rose. Begley reports that “it is unclear” what the Timberwolves would offer the Knicks for the former MVP. The Timberwolves aren't the only team ...
Knicks Rumors: Hottest Trade Reports Surrounding Knicks Before 2017 DeadlineBleacher Report
NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves among teams looking into Knicks' Derrick RoseSporting News
Sources: Wolves, others inquire about Knicks' Derrick RoseESPN
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:15:30 GMT


Elections


CNN

Santorum: Anti-Semitism also comes from pro-Palestinian, Muslim community
CNN
(CNN) Former Sen. Rick Santorum clashed with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo Tuesday morning over who is responsible for a rash of anti-Semitic acts since Inauguration Day. "If you look at the fact of the people who are responsible for a lot of this anti ...
Trump denounces anti-Semitic attacks as 'horrible'USA TODAY
Trump denounces anti-Semitism threats as 'horrible'ABC News
Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-SemitismBBC News
Business Insider -Miami Herald -Los Angeles Times -Reuters
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:09:23 GMT


Washington Post

Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'
Washington Post
Thousands protesting against President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, climate change and the environment rallied in cities around the U.S. on Presidents Day, calling their opposition outpouring Not My President's Day. The protests on ...
On George Washington's birthday, thousands turn out for 'Not My President' DayChristian Science Monitor
'Not My President' Rallies Across NationBreitbart News
Thousands gather for Not My President Day protestsABC News
The Journal News | LoHud.com -NBC New York -International Business Times -Democracy Now!
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:34:45 GMT


CNN

Lewandowski: Trump's staff is letting him down
CNN
The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works for the podcast. Chicago (CNN) President Donald Trump has been hampered in his first month in ...
Former Campaign Manager Lewandowski Swipes at Trump Senior Staff for Recent Missteps on ImmigrationFox News
Lewandowski faults Trump's staffWashington Examiner
Corey in the HouseThe Chicago Maroon
Mediaite -Daily Caller -Newsmax -Nashua Telegraph
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:54:59 GMT


The Daily Orange

President Donald Trump's efforts to limit lobbying may not be enough, experts say
The Daily Orange
President Donald Trump campaigned in Syracuse during primary season. He pushed ethics reform throughout his campaign. By Delaney Van WeyAsst. News Editor. 8 minutes ago. Facebook · Twitter · Google+. Fulfilling a promise to “drain the swamp” during ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:43:20 GMT


KGBT-TV

Poll: Texans take a hard line on immigration and refugees
KGBT-TV
A majority of Texans support banning Syrian refugees and blocking individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. (Graphic by Emily Albracht via the Texas Tribune). rrr2 ...
UT/TT Poll: Support for marijuana growing like a weed in TexasTexas Tribune
UT-TT Poll: A change in party control prompts a change in Texans' moodsFort Worth Star Telegram
UT/TT Poll: A new president, popular with Texas RepublicansKCEN-TV
Austin American-Statesman -San Angelo Standard Times -Patch.com -Chron.com
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:24:15 GMT


 
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