Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Halfway to Brexit

The Brexit negotiations are now at their halfway stage but, as any mountaineer knows, the hardest part of reaching the summit is the final, punishing ascent. With most of the basic ‘housekeeping’ issues of the Brexit divorce deal now resolved,...
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  reacted to the suspicious package sent to her house in New York Wednesday, thanking the U.S. Secret Service  and calling out the enviroment  of "deep divisions" framing the attempts. "We are fine thanks to the men and women of...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...

Greece wildfires

At least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens, in Greece's worst fire crisis in more than a decade. According to the Red Cross, 26 bodies were found in the yard of a...

Emperor or President?

The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely. However, analysts warned that what initially seems like a demonstration of absolute power could actually be a sign...
Nicolas Maduro has told Euronews that an attempt to overthow his government is "over" as he attacked the European Union for "blindly" following the politics of Donald Trump in backing his opponents. Maduro said that National Assembly leader Juan Guiado,...
Theresa May has been accused of silencing Eurosceptics while allowing her pro-European Bisiness Secretary to resurrect "Project Fear" over plans for a post-Brexit customs partnership with the EU. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, suggested that 3,500 jobs at Toyota could...
The FBI has searched a mail facility near Miami, as investigators try to find who is behind a series of suspected explosive packages. Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Unnamed...
Amazon wants to become number 1 in  delivering everything you want to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. But the e-commerce giant has several challenges in its pursuit of a global empire. WSJ's Karan Deep Singh resolve the basics...
Rival protests over a murder in the east German city of Chemnitz have ended with several people injured as objects were hurled by both sides, police say. Far-right activists had gathered in the centre for a second day as a...

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