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Brexit

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:59:00 GMT

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:16:59 GMT

The Guardian view on MPs and Brexit: parliament must decide  The Guardian

Editorial: If the sovereignty of parliament is to mean anything, it must mean that the House of Commons has to vote soon on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:27:00 GMT

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn demands immediate vote on Brexit deal  The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded that Theresa May immediately put her Brexit deal to a vote of parliament, using prime minister's questions to lambast the ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:06:57 GMT

Theresa May calls off MPs' vote on her Brexit deal  BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday's crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it. As it stands the ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:53:09 GMT


European Union

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:54:00 GMT

E.U. Hoped to Put Its House in Order This Year. Not Even Close.  The New York Times

BRUSSELS — This was supposed to be the year Europe put its house in order. It would finally ratify a deal with Britain on its departure from the bloc. The French ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:53:06 GMT

Stifel to Use German Bank to `Spearhead' European Union Push  Bloomberg

Germany's MainFirst Bank AG will lead Stifel Financial Corp.'s effort to build a business across the European Union once the U.S. company has taken it over.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT

European Union seals major free trade deal with Japan  The Independent

A major free trade deal between the European Union and Japan has been approved, after the European Parliament voted in favour of the agreement on ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:56:00 GMT

The Magnitsky Law Is Taking Over The European Union  Forbes

On December 10, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the UDHR), European ministers of Foreign Affairs unanimously ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:12:00 GMT


China

Why China’s decline could be worse than its rise  Vox.com

TOKYO — Most Western predictions about the future of China's rise are ominous, ranging from theories about how the country will perfect an authoritarian ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:00:05 GMT

China to revise plan for global technology dominance  The Washington Post

Chinese officials are revising a controversial government program aimed at securing global technology dominance in a bid to address one of President Trump's ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:58:14 GMT

Trump promised China would buy more soybeans. American farmers are still waiting  CNN

American soybean farmers are still waiting to see the benefit of President Donald Trump's trade truce with China.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:01:00 GMT

US, China set to take action against each other as tensions rise  CNN

Washington (CNN) China and the US are set to take action against each other as tensions escalate over trade, cyber hacking and espionage as US senior law ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:35:00 GMT

If China Hacked Marriott, 2014 Marked a Full-on Assault  WIRED

It increasingly appears that China was behind the Marriott hack, making 2014 a landmark year in cyberattacks against the US.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:10:00 GMT


World

World's Top 50 Women In Tech 2018  Forbes

Many of the top technologists working in the world today are women - and they're unwilling to rest on their laurels. The 2018 World's Top 50 Women In Tech is ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:30:00 GMT

North Pole Faces 'Unprecedented' Climate Future, NASA Says  The Atlantic

Two new reports find that the North and South Poles face an “unprecedented” climate future.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:19:00 GMT

It's Patrick Reed against the world  Golf Digest

It should have been a triumphant year after his win at Augusta. Instead, the Masters champion faces an uncertain future largely of his own making.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:53:24 GMT

The hidden historical value of ‘Battlefield V’ and its take on World War II’s overlooked tales  Washington Post

The game has drawn criticism for its historical accuracy and its limited scope is far from a substitute for scholarly study, but by pushing some stories that don't ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:19:55 GMT

Mortal Engines: what Philip Reeve's predator cities tell us about our world  The Guardian

The steampunk dystopia, Reeve explains, was not intended as a comment on capitalism. But as a new film version shows, his story looks less far-fetched these ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT


South China Sea

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Vietnam uses US-China trade war to rebalance its relationships  South China Morning Post

As the rivalry between China and the US intensifies and uncertainty hangs on whether they can resolve their trade war beyond the current 90-day truce, it's an ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:01:57 GMT

Senior Chinese military officer calls for attacks on US ships in the South China Sea  Business Insider

Amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, a senior Chinese military officer suggested warships should attack US Navy vessels that "break into Chinese ...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:07:00 GMT

South China Sea's challenges for Australia's Defence Force  Defence Connect

Mounting tensions between China and the US in the South China Sea has placed Australia at the centre of a great power showdown, which has questions about ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:55:00 GMT

There may be more at stake than just trade concessions in the US-China tariff battle  CNBC

U.S. interference in the South China Sea and Taiwan — matters that Beijing considers internal — are seen as influencing factors on trade negotiations.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 03:50:01 GMT


Russia

Growing Dependent On Russia: The Gas Routes In Europe  Forbes

Italy has become the second largest buyer of Russian natural gas in the European Union, following only Germany. The growing dependence on Moscow to meet ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:05:00 GMT

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:20:00 GMT

'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit  The Guardian

State television praised the 'modern' tech despite photos revealing actor in costume.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:21:33 GMT

Trump dismisses Russia contacts as 'peanut stuff' after previous denials  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump tried to brush off a question in a recent interview about his associates' interactions with Russians ahead of and ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:21:00 GMT

The EU’s response to Russia must be bold and unanimous  The Guardian

All measures short of war should be taken into account, says German Bundestag foreign affairs committee chairman Norbert Röttgen.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:12:00 GMT


UK

UK at the forefront of international efforts to tackle corruption  GOV.UK

New legislation, powers and tools to tackle corruption in the UK have been heralded in a new report, which comes just days after an international watchdog gave ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:52:08 GMT

Broadband too slow in more than a quarter of UK homes – report  The Guardian

More than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a typical family's internet needs, such as downloading films and watching ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:01:00 GMT

One In Four UK Workers Go To Work Still Feeling Drunk  Forbes

Almost a quarter of 18-34 year-olds have gone to work still feeling drunk after boozy nights out over the past year. A survey of 2,000 UK workers by Willis Towers ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:33:00 GMT

Theresa May awaits result of Tory MPs' confidence vote  BBC News

Theresa May is awaiting the result of a vote by Conservative MPs on whether they want to keep her as their leader. The UK prime minister made a last-minute ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:44:59 GMT

Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country  The Guardian

The Home Office is trying to force two British-born children with lifelong and complex physical and mental disabilities out of Britain in a move which experts say ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:27:00 GMT


Germany

Germany's 10 best castles  CNN

No one knows for sure how many castles are in Germany, but the best guess is around 25000. So which ones to see? Here are 10 of the best castles to tour ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:10:22 GMT

Germany Prepares for No-Deal Brexit to Avert Financial Turmoil  Bloomberg

Germany is trying to mitigate market turmoil from the U.K. leaving the European Union without a deal by giving British financial firms a chance to continue ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:43:00 GMT

Strasbourg killer was jailed in Germany but not known Islamist, say officials  The Straits Times

BERLIN (AFP) - The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in eastern France was jailed for burglary in Germany but was not deemed a ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:19:42 GMT

Germany still supports Brexit backstop  The Irish Times

However senior officials decline to confirm support would remain in the future.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Deutsche Bank shares surge on report Germany plans to fix bank's problems with merger  CNBC

Shares of Deutsche Bank surged Wednesday after Bloomberg News reported the German government plans to push for a merger to save the struggling bank.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:02:29 GMT


Business

A Look at Competition in Business Urges Us to Think Small  The New York Times

In “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age,” Tim Wu argues for busting up big businesses into smaller parts, and shows how it was once a ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:40:02 GMT

While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad  The New York Times

Ethics experts say Rudolph W. Giuliani risks blurring lines by seeking contracts with foreign governments even as he remains President Trump's personal ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:34:11 GMT

Macquarie's Schachter sees a slowdown in Apple's services business  Business Insider

Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter sees a slowdown coming in Apple's services business, even as it relies on it more.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:52:00 GMT

The 10 most affordable cities for business professionals to live and work in 2019  CNBC

New data from BusinessStudent.com breaks down the most cost-effective cities for business professionals.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:30:05 GMT

How Big Can Apple's AirPods Business Become?  Forbes

Apple's AirPods appear to be one of the company's most compelling products launched in the Tim Cook era, garnering positive feedback from both critics and ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:45:00 GMT


France

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:25:00 GMT

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Trump uses France terror attack to call for more US border security  ABC News

In the midst of negotiations over his demand for more border wall funding, the president used the attack in France to call for U.S. border security.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:20:00 GMT

France 'Gilets Jaunes': Spending cuts to fund Macron concessions  BBC News

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says measures to defuse protests will be paid for by spending cuts.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:47:08 GMT

What lies beneath the surface of France's Generation Identity?  Al Jazeera English

Generation Identity has presented a polished image of itself to try to normalise its racist ideas in French society.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:10:00 GMT


Italy

House Hunting in … Italy  The New York Times

Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:33:11 GMT

Macron's concessions add fuel to Italy's debt fire | TheHill  The Hill

Recent French political developments heighten the chances that such an Italian debt crisis might occur sooner rather than later.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:30:06 GMT

Charts of the Year: have Italy’s old demons returned?  Financial Times

Widening spread with Germany's 10-year yield gave analysts a strong sense of déjà vu.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:57:00 GMT

Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister  The Guardian

Italy's education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:39:00 GMT

Netanyahu sparks backlash by hailing Italy's far-right Salvini as 'great friend of Israel' during two-day trip  The Independent

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Italy's divisive interior minister as a “great friend of Israel” during a two-day visit to the country, drawing a ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:17:00 GMT


Turkey

An Endless Flood of Syrian Refugees Tests Turkey's Tolerance  Bloomberg

Citizens complain about a lack of jobs, low wages, and higher rents.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT

People who emulate yellow vest protests in Turkey will pay heavy price: MHP leader  Hurriyet Daily News

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chair Devlet Bahçeli has described the Yellow Vests anti-government protests in France as “terrorism,” warning that those ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:15:00 GMT

Turkey's central bank can't cut interest rates just yet  Financial Times

Turkey's central bank meets on Thursday for its last meeting on monetary policy for the year. If the central bank is to avoid another currency crisis, it can't cut ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:51 GMT

Kidnapped, escaped, and survived to tell the tale: How Erdogan's regime tried to make us disappear  Haaretz

Ever since the coup attempt in Turkey it happens again and again. Now, two victims describe what it's like to be cut off from the world, tortured and pressured to ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:34:44 GMT

Turkey in talks with UN for Khashoggi investigation  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is in talks with the United Nations regarding the investigation into the killing of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish Foreign Minister ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:48:18 GMT


Syria

Syria war: 'Seven mass graves found' in former IS stronghold  BBC News

Syria state media says hundreds of bodies "subjected to torture" were found in a former IS area.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:17:52 GMT

Syrian state seizing opponents' property, rights activists say  Al Jazeera English

The Syrian government has been using an "anti-terrorism law" to seize properties of dissidents and their families as it takes back control of areas that were held ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:53:00 GMT

Activists claim about 560,000 killed in Syria since 2011  The National

An activist-run Syrian war monitor estimates that around 560,000 people, including fighters and civilians, have died since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:48:24 GMT

Russia says 114,000 Syrians returned home in 2018  The National

Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have returned home this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a mere fraction of the nearly 6 million who have fled the ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:30:00 GMT

One killed, 20 injured in car bomb blast in NW Syria  PRESSTV

At least one civilian has been killed and 20 others injured after a car bomb blast struck the eastern Syrian town of Azaz.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:33:00 GMT


Refugees

Will a UN accord on migrants and refugees work?  Aljazeera.com

A special edition of Inside Story from Marrakesh, where leaders from 164 countries have agreed on a roadmap.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:01:00 GMT

Quarter million Syrian refugees could return next year, UN predicts  The Irish Times

Some neighbouring host countries are applying pressure on refugees to leave.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:22:22 GMT

Helping refugees in the U.S. turns out to be good for business  MarketWatch

The least well-received type of assistance? Advocating to resettle more refugees in the U.S..

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:32:00 GMT

Why thousands of Palestinian refugees are moving out of Lebanon  Aljazeera.com

Over the years, their number has dropped to 175000 from 450000 as they seek new routes to leave desperate conditions.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:39:00 GMT

An Endless Flood of Syrian Refugees Tests Turkey's Tolerance  Bloomberg

Citizens complain about a lack of jobs, low wages, and higher rents.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT


Trade

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:49:00 GMT

Trade war has given agricultural merchants a boost  The Economist

ON DECEMBER 10TH Bunge, an American agribusiness giant, announced plans to replace both its chairman and its CEO. The move may seem ungrateful: the ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Stocks rise on U.S.-China trade optimism, but end well off session highs  MarketWatch

U.S. stocks came off session highs but still closed higher Wednesday after a series of developments boosted expectations that a U.S.-China trade deal could be ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:31:00 GMT

DealBook Briefing: How Trump Plans to Keep China In Line on Trade  The New York Times

The Trump administration, believing China will struggle to change its stance over trade, plans to hammer home the idea that it wants strong commitments.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:56:36 GMT

Dow Soars on Signs of Progress in U.S.-China Trade Discussions  TheStreet.com

Stocks soar as investors cheer progress in U.S.-China trade talks and after a report says China is planning a new program that promises greater access for ...

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:09:00 GMT


Elections

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