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YouTube shuts over 200 channels with disinformation on Hong Kong protests
August 23, 2019
The decision follows the suspension​ of hundreds of thousands of Twitter and Facebook accounts tied to the Chinese government
Overstock.com CEO out after revealing affair with Russian agent
August 23, 2019
Patrick Byrne said he resigned because his presence "may affect and complicate all manner of business relationships"
What you can do to help the burning Amazon rainforest
August 23, 2019
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and vital to combating climate change — and it's on fire with no end in sight
Fires in Brazil's Amazon blamed on deforestation
August 23, 2019
Wildfires are sweeping through the Amazon rainforest at an alarming rate. Deforestation and dry conditions are chiefly to blame. But many conservationists hold Brazil's president responsible. Meg Oliver explains.
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Syria's army encircles rebels in Hama, imposing 'choking siege'
August 23, 2019
Government soldiers march deeper into last major rebel stronghold in Hama and Idlib province, state media reports.
The decades-old war on Palestinian workers
August 23, 2019
Palestinian workers have faced decades of abuse and marginalisation by Israel, Arab regimes and the PA.
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Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting
August 23, 2019
Britain is unlikely to alter its approach on Iran despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, as the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear weapons, a British diplomatic source said on Friday.
France and Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms
August 23, 2019
France and Britain aimed to present a united front on the issue of Iran - where they have been at odds with the United States - as major world powers prepared to discuss Iran and other topics at the G7 summit.
Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials
August 23, 2019
An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.
As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
August 23, 2019
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.
UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires
August 23, 2019
Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus on protecting nature, his office said on Friday.
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NEWS • Report
Global Stocks Rise, With All Eyes on the Fed
August 23, 2019
Stocks climbed at the end of a week dominated by central-bank policy, with a closely watched speech expected from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day.
Amazon Deal Opens Door to Bigger Footprint in India
August 23, 2019
Amazon has signed an agreement that would give it the option to take a significant stake in one of India’s largest retailers.
Amazon Deal Opens Door to Bigger Footprint in India
August 23, 2019
Amazon has signed an agreement that would give it the option to take a significant stake in one of India’s largest retailers.
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Brexit has opened old wounds in Ireland — and anti-British sentiment is back
August 23, 2019
Preview Anti-British sentiment in Ireland was never healed completely, but in the twenty years since the peace process and the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, it had sunk so low as to be almost negligible. Then came Brexit.
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Pompeo is ‘the diehard toxin of US diplomacy’, can’t fix ties with Pyongyang – N. Korean FM
August 23, 2019
Preview North Korea launched another verbal attack on Mike Pompeo, calling him an “impudent person” whose “thoughtlessness” won’t bring Pyongyang and Washington any closer to a long-awaited deal.
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Direct link? Rocks discovered on asteroid closely resemble those found on Earth
August 23, 2019
Preview Boulders discovered on the surface of a recently-explored asteroid share similarities to rocks from meteorites that crashed into Earth, according to a new study, providing insight into the origins of our planet’s geology.
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NEWS • Analysis
How Your Obsession With Short-Term Results Can Hurt You in the Long Run
August 23, 2019
Avoid getting bogged down in the details
What to Know About Virginia Woolf’s Love Affair With Vita Sackville-West
August 23, 2019
The two writers' relationship is the subject of a new film
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NEWS • Comment
The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it
August 24, 2019
Mobile phones and innovative firms can help
Burgundy wine investors have beaten the stockmarket
August 24, 2019
Scarcity and complexity have made Pinot Noir a new status symbol
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August 22, 2019
Politics this week
August 22, 2019
KAL’s cartoon
August 22, 2019
America has half a million fewer jobs than previously thought
August 22, 2019
As central bankers meet in Jackson Hole, the Fed ponders its next move
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