Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Defends Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Monday, December 11th, 2017

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and begin to move the U.S. embassy, calling it a courageous move that would further the Mideast peace process despite scattered protests world-wide and widespread condemnation.

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Three Arrested in Attack on Swedish Synagogue

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Göteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days.

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In One Corner of Afghanistan, America Is Beating Islamic State

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The war in Afghanistan may be at a stalemate, but in Achin, along the border with Pakistan, the U.S. and its Afghan allies this year have liberated local farms and villages.

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Venezuela’s Ruling Party Set to Dominate in Local Elections

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The ruling Socialist Party was set to sweep local elections in Venezuela on Sunday, amid an opposition boycott and widespread allegations of pro-government bias.

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Theresa May’s Brexit Triumph May Prove Short-Lived

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The British prime minister struck a landmark deal to conclude the first phase of Brexit talks, but the question of how to avoid a hard Irish border may need to be further clarified before an agreement with the EU on a full divorce deal.

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EU Officials Warn of Risk to Global Trade

Monday, December 11th, 2017

European Union officials said the U.S. is threatening to cripple global commerce by undermining the World Trade Organization, ahead of a gathering of officials from 164 countries on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

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Mideast Tensions Simmer in Wake of U.S. Shift in Israel Policy

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Pockets of anger surfaced in the Middle East and Asia over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but predictions of widespread upheaval failed to materialize as riots petered out in the Palestinian territories.

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Global Economy Week Ahead: U.K. Inflation; Fed, ECB and Bank of Mexico Rate Decisions

Monday, December 11th, 2017

This week, central banks around the world will make their final monetary policy decisions of 2017, while a round of economic readings could help shape their outlooks going into 2018.

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Senate Bill’s Marginal Tax Rates Could Top 100% for Some

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, which lawmakers rushing to write the final measure are working to prevent.

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Review: A World of Sickness

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The Spanish flu of 1918-19 infected 500 million people, killing between 50 and 100 million. Its cause was discovered only decades later. Edward Kosner reviews ‘Pale Rider’ by Laura Spinney.

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Disney Deal for Fox Would End Era of the ‘Big Six’ Studios

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Walt Disney would likely significantly scale back Fox’s movie studio if the company nails down a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, as part of Chief Executive Robert Iger’s plan to transform the company into a direct-to-consumer digital powerhouse to rival Netflix.

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Hospital Giants in Talks to Create U.S.’s Largest Operator

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Two major hospital operators are in talks about a possible merger that would create the largest U.S. hospital owner, as a series of major deals are poised to consolidate control of the health-care landscape into fewer hands.

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Indonesians Protest Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Thousands of people in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation protested the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Rare Protests in Beijing Condemn Forced Evictions

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Migrant workers held a rare demonstration in China’s capital on Sunday, with several hundred protesting outside a local government office that recent forced evictions across the city violated human rights.

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The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave—Men Pushed Them Out

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Women filled computer-programming jobs in the U.S. and U.K. after World War II, but as government and business professionalized programming, the decline of female coders began.

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Meet Your New Boss: An Algorithm

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Traditional employers like General Electric are using artificial intelligence and other elements of the work-on-demand business model to manage traditional full-time workforces.

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China Celebrates Xi With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

After China’s Communist Party party revised its charter in October to crown leader Xi Jinping as its greatest living theorist, an army of Marxist propagandists has gone to unusual lengths to spread their leader’s philosophy.

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Why Bitcoin? Why Now?

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

For most of its nine-year history, bitcoin has been a financial-markets sideshow, sneered at as a plaything of criminals. No longer: 2017 is the year the digital currency stole the spotlight.

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‘It’s Garage Gold’: Luxe Cars Become Investment Vehicles in Persian Gulf

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The Persian Gulf’s bloc of oil-exporting countries has emerged as the world’s No. 1 market for ultraluxury cars—most costing $250,000 or more—based on per capita buying.

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Former Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida Dies at 73

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Atsutoshi Nishida, who rose to become a president of Toshiba but saw his later years tarnished by an accounting scandal, has died at age 73.

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Iraqi Forces Drive Islamic State From Its Remaining Territory

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Iraq’s military said it had recaptured Islamic State’s last pockets of territory in the country, more than three years after the insurgents overran about a third of Iraq and threw the wider region into chaos.

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Mexican Opposition Alliance Shakes Up Election Scene

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Two of Mexico’s main opposition parties have agreed to run together in next year’s presidential election, shaking up the political landscape less than seven months before the vote.

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How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Third-party merchants slash prices and stockpile inventory in hopes Amazon.com will select their items for holiday promotion—which can boost sales all season.

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Philippines Faces Steep Task Rebuilding City Won From Islamic Militants

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The Philippine military scored a victory when it drove Islamic State-linked fighters from Marawi in October, but that success is now in peril as the government discovers as many pitfalls in rebuilding Marawi as in liberating it.

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Israel Carries Out Airstrikes on Hamas Following Fire From Gaza

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Israel launched airstrikes at Hamas positions in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, as tensions simmer between Palestinians and Israeli forces over a White House policy change on Jerusalem.

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Apple Close to Buying Shazam to Boost Music Business

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Apple is close to acquiring music-identification company Shazam Entertainment in a deal that would give it ownership of a popular app with insight into people’s musical interests.

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Boeing Gives Up on Fighter-Jet Deal With Canada

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Boeing Co. said Friday it believes Canada will follow through on its threat and abandon plans to buy 18 F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft in a $5.2 billion deal, in the latest fallout from heightened trade tensions between Ottawa and Washington.

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Fourteen Security Council Members Denounce U.S. Stance on Jerusalem

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Fourteen of the 15 members of United Nations Security Council condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it was in violation of U.N. resolutions and international law.

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Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Is Likely a Gift From Saudi Arabia to the U.A.E.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The Leonardo da Vinci painting acquired for $450.3 million by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum—a gift from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Big Oil Backs Away From a Former Industry Darling

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Angola was once a magnet for the world’s biggest oil companies, drawing billions of dollars in investment from BP, Exxon Mobil and others. Now, foreign companies have all but given up on new ventures there.

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