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Here’s why you should care about the Italian referendum

Italians will vote on major referendum Sunday night. There's a lot at stake. Here's why you should care. This is a referendum on political and economic change. The Italian political system is a mess and one of the main reasons…
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Trump called Taiwan’s president, risking feud with China

  • December 2, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on the phone Friday, a move that risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before Trump has even taken office. The call from the U.S. president-elect to the leader of Taiwan, a self-governed island that Beijing views as a breakaway…
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Trump stacks kitchen cabinet with millionaire, billionaire executives

  • December 2, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has assembled a kitchen cabinet of wealthy corporate and financial executives This includes current and former leaders from General Motors, JPMorgan Chase and IBM — to provide him with economic advice. The 16-person group, whose membership was announced Friday, will meet for the first time at the…
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Trump supporters aggressively challenge Stein recount efforts in three states

  • December 2, 2016
Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are moving aggressively to challenge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for a recount in three midwestern states, filing legal challenges and criticizing the effort as quixotic and ill-conceived. Trump and his backers have filed challenges the past two days in Michigan, Wisconsin and…
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Brazilian Soccer Tragedy

  • December 2, 2016
Colombian officials probing Monday’s crash that killed 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer team face one of the rarest types of accidents and perhaps one of the hardest for families to comprehend, amid reports that the airplane had run out of fuel. Some 0.5 percent of accidents on…
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Venezuela decries Mercosur ‘coup’ after trade bloc suspension

  • December 2, 2016
An increasingly isolated Venezuela accused the Mercosur trade bloc of staging a "coup" on Friday after member nations suspended the socialist nation for failing to fulfill membership requirements. In an official letter addressed to Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and seen by Reuters, Mercosur informed Venezuela of "the cessation of…
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Europe’s biggest tech hope Spotify could see profits next year

  • December 2, 2016
Music streaming service Spotify, one of Europe’s most valuable tech start-ups, could start to become profitable as early as next year, said a board member who was also one of the company’s first investors. Spotify, the global leader of the music streaming industry even in the face of mounting competition…
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Carnival’s Princess Cruises to pay record fine for pollution, cover-up

  • December 2, 2016
Carnival’s Princess Cruises will pay a $40 million fine for dumping oily waste into the ocean – the largest penalty of its kind in history. The company also pleaded guilty to seven felony charges. A whistleblower discovered the elaborate workaround system three years ago and alerted investigators. Investigators charge the…
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EU launches new multi-billion dollar defence fund

  • December 2, 2016
The EU unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday to boost joint defence spending including on shared assets like drones and helicopters, as concerns grow that President-elect Donald Trump may downgrade the US security commitment. Trump shocked long-time NATO allies in Europe when he suggested on the campaign trail be would think twice about coming…
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Trump Turns to Schwarzman, Dimon for White House Panel on Jobs

  • December 2, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump turned to some of Wall Street’s biggest names on Friday to create a panel of business leaders that will give him strategic advice on the economy after he takes office, including two financiers with deep Democratic roots.  Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Schwarzman will…
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Democrats Spoil for Fight on Trump Cabinet Picks

  • December 2, 2016
If Senate Republicans stay united, they can confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees without any support from Democrats. But even if the minority party can’t block nominees, its members still plan to turn Trump’s Cabinet choices into a major fight early next year. The president-elect has nominated about half his…
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Iran Considers Renewal of US Sanctions a Violation of Nuclear Deal

  • December 2, 2016
CAPITOL HILL - Iran is threatening to retaliate after the U.S. Senate gave Congress’ final approval to an extension of the American sanctions against Iran that lawmakers of both parties said is crucial to enforcing the international nuclear accord with Tehran. “Iran has proved that it sticks to its international…
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What to watch out for on Bundesliga Matchday 13

  • December 2, 2016
Schalke head east to Leipzig aiming to become the first team to beat RB in the Bundesliga. Bayern's engine is still sputtering, but perhaps they can build on the momentum of their win against Leverkusen. Super Schalke Schalke have long since recovered from a tough start under the new regime…
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US ventures undersea Drones in bid to out-power rivals

  • December 1, 2016
The use of robots in war has caused controversy in recent years, and while they have reaped devastation on land, similar technology could be about to control the world’s waters. As unmanned aerial drones have become a critical part of modern warfare, the Pentagon is now looking to deploy autonomous robots underwater,…
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Donald Trump announces nominations

  • November 30, 2016
Donald Trump makes his announcement (New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Wilbur Ross as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Todd Ricketts as Deputy Secretary of Commerce. This team will…
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