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ABN Amro CEO says Trump will strike a deal with China

[ad_1] Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 14, 2019. "China deleveraged last year a lot, they are putting a lot of effort now to have growth up again. And I think in Europe, Germany — the last quarter was very bad, but it was very much related to cars …
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Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

[ad_1] MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russia is “optimistic” ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday on whether the country’s authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in September on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. That could help WADA pursue doping cases against many top Russian athletes for past offenses. WADA representatives left Moscow
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Zimbabwe president signals action over crackdown amid torture finding

[ad_1] HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised on Tuesday to investigate violence against civilians who joined protests and punish any misconduct by security forces, as the country’s rights commission said civilians were being systematically tortured. FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File PhotoPolice say three people died during violent
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Brexit secretary: EU may not agree to extend article 50 | Politics

[ad_1] The Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has warned MPs who are seeking an extension of article 50 in order to avoid no deal that the UK may not get European agreement to delay the exit date. Overnight, six amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit plan were tabled by backbenchers, including one by the home affairs select committee chair, Yvette Cooper, which would give parliamentary time for a bill which could force
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Davos 2019: Live updates from the World Economic Forum

[ad_1] The International Monetary Fund released Monday its updated economic outlook with a dire warning: The world's economy is slowing and it could get much worse if countries keep fighting over trade.The agency lowered estimates for growth in 2019 by 0.2 percentage points to 3.5% — its second downward revision.The biggest risks are the unresolved trade war between the US and China, and the possibility of Britain exiting the European
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Cristiano Ronaldo signs autograph on way to court

[ad_1] Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stopped to sign an autograph as he arrived at court in Madrid to face tax evasion charges which could result in an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine.A judge refused the player's request to appear by video or to enter the building by car to avoid the spotlight.He is widely expected to plead guilty in a pre-agreed deal that would hand him a 23-month jail sentence.In Spain, convicts
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China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

[ad_1] BEIJING (AP) - China is demanding the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Meng Wanzhou’s case was out of the ordinary and Canada’s extradition treaty with the U.S. infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.” Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against
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‘Bikini hiker’ dies after falling into a ravine in Taiwan

[ad_1] A Taiwanese hiker and social media star who posed in bikinis on mountain summits has died during a solo trek. Gigi Wu, 36, fell into a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan National Park.She managed to call emergency services using a satellite phone on Saturday but efforts to rescue her from the 30m-deep gorge were hampered by bad weather, local media report.Her body was found on Monday.She is thought to have
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Lawyer: suspected US spy had classified docs on him

[ad_1] Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The lawyer for an American man being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said Tuesday that classified Russian materials were found on him when he was arrested. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow at the end of December. The arrest
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Jason Rezaian “Prisoner”: Washington Post journalist, once detained in Iran, hopes Trump administration will do “a lot more” to free Americans held in Iran

[ad_1] Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist detained in an Iranian prison for 544 days after his arrest in 2014, said his "great hope" for the families of at least four Americans held in Iran is that they'll be reunited with their loved ones. "This thing didn't start with me. It didn't end with me. It continues on, this industry of taking hostages in Iran," Rezaian said Monday on "CBS
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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia

[ad_1] An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday.There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km, at a distance of about 230 km south of Raba in the east of
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Superfit Brit athletes who try out world’s toughest races before anyone else

[ad_1] These tough-nut Brits are among the fittest people in the world - but you'll never have heard of them. The hardcore athletes are part of a special group of globe-trotting athletes who road-test the world’s toughest adventure races before they’re launched to the general public. In his day job Darren Grigas, 41, is a property investor from Peterborough while Allie Bailey is a 37-year-old freelance project manager from north
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Former CEO Martin Sorrell says he remains ‘very concerned’ about the progress of WPP

[ad_1] Speaking to CNBC Tuesday, Sorrell said the company had "investigated the background to it (the allegation) and found nothing material. "We moved on from then and I decided to go off and start something new," he added. Sorrell's new ad network, S4 Capital, is "very focused" on "the digital part of the market," he said, equating it to around 20 percent of the total advertising and marketing services market.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May Is Again Trying To Forge A Consensus Over Brexit : NPR

[ad_1] U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her latest plan to take Britain out of the European Union on Monday. Critics say her statement contained little that might move the process forward. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is yet again facing an elusive task - forging consensus with members of the British Parliament over Brexit. Now, if she succeeds, she could then return to the European Union
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Death toll from deadly road accident in Pakistan jumps to 27

[ad_1] Pakistan volunteers arrange bodies of passengers killed in an accident, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing many passengers and leaving another passengers with severe burns. (Fareed Khan/Associated Press) QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani officials have raised the death toll from a collision the previous day between a bus and an oil tanker to 27, saying DNA
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Germany disappointed by May’s Brexit plan, suggests second referendum

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: German Justice Minister Katarina Barley attends a fraction meeting in Berlin, Germany October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) - German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and suggested Britain hold a second referendum. May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary impasse over Britain’s exit from the European Union
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Fresh footage gives more detail on confrontation between Native American and teenagers – video | US news

[ad_1] New footage has emerged of the confrontation between school pupils in Maga hats and a Native American protester that went viral last weekend. While the original clip appeared to show the students surrounding the man and mocking his chants, the additional video shows he approached the group after they became enraged by the taunts of a separate group of Black Hebrew Israelites [ad_2] Source link
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Venezuelan government quashes military uprising

[ad_1] A man who identified himself as Sgt. Wandres Figueroa led a small group of uniformed men to the special security unit headquarters at approximately 2:50 a.m. local (1:50 a.m. ET). The incursion was registered on cell phone and distributed via social media. In the videos, Figueroa speaks to the camera and calls on Venezuelans to take to the streets.Small groups of demonstrators appeared on the narrow streets of the
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Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoads were barricaded by protesters last week Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country.Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Davos economic summit where he was expected to seek investment for Zimbabwe.Ministers say the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is using sharp fuel price increases as a pretext
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US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (AP) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. The Trump administration’s decision last year to cut more than $200 million in development aid to the Palestinians is forcing NGOs to slash programs and lay off staff as the effects
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Why disposable smartphones are threatening the periodic table

[ad_1] Some of the world's most important chemical elements are being seriously depleted - because we are throwing them away in our phones. Many of the 30 elements included in smartphones are becoming increasingly scarce thanks to limited supplies, their source in conflict zones, and a failure to recycle.And scientists will on Tuesday highlight the problem with a new periodic table showing the scarcity of the natural elements.Among the chemical
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US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

[ad_1] Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. The Trump administration's decision last year to cut more than $200 million in development aid to the Palestinians is forcing NGOs to slash programs and lay off staff as the effects ripple through a
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Mexico sets up new process for migrants headed toward U.S.

[ad_1] A new caravan of some 1,800 migrants is making its way toward the U.S. They started crossing into Mexico from Guatemala late last week and continued arriving over the weekend. This caravan has become a new focus in the debate over border wall funding, as the government shutdown continues now in its 31st day. Adriana Diaz reports from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. [ad_2] Source link
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Expect more extreme hurricanes on the East Coast due to faster ice melts in Greenland, study says

[ad_1] Ice is melting in an unexpected region of Greenland at a rate that is unprecedented in the past century, according to a study published Monday, which could lead to rising sea levels and increasingly wild weather on the East Coast.Scientists found that the ice sheet in southwest Greenland was melting nearly four times faster in 2012 than in 2003, said Michael Bevis, a geophysicist with Ohio State University and co-author of the
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Mum, 19, dies months after losing newborn son she bravely delayed cancer treatment for

[ad_1] A teenager who bravely delayed cancer treatment while pregnant only to lose her newborn son a week after birth has died. Brianna Rawlings made headlines after her selfless act to give son Kyden the best chances of survival while she battled leukaemia. Heatbreaking photos showed the 19-year-old holding her son after he was born via an emergency Caesarian only to lose his own fight days later. The teenager, from
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‘We’re talking ourselves into uncertainty,’ EY chief warns

[ad_1] Aside from an ongoing political impasse in the U.S. and economic uncertainty over its trade relationships, the U.S. economy is not doing that badly, according to EY's global chairman and CEO. "We've gone from an excess of confidence (in the business world) to an excess of pessimism in my view because we are still seeing a very strong U.S. economy right now," Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO
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As Food Prices Drop, India’s Farmers Are Demanding Changes From The Government : NPR

[ad_1] Indian farmers are rioting and killing themselves. Many accuse the prime minister of neglecting them in favor of Hindu nationalists and big business as opposition parties vie for votes, with offers of debt relief. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: In India, food prices are low. This keeps poor people from starving. It also means little profit for farmers. That's caused Indian farmers to take to the streets. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
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Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack

[ad_1] In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, photo, Afghan security forces inspect the site of a Taliban attack in Maidan Shar, capital of Maidan Wardak province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan official said Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, scores of people mostly military personals were killed in the Taliban assault on a military base and a pro-government militia training center a day earlier in the province. (Associated Press) KABUL, Afghanistan —
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Zimbabwe to investigate misconduct by security forces in protests: Mnangagwa

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File PhotoHARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that misconduct by security forces reacting to protests over fuel price hikes would be investigated, but he added the increases were the right thing to do. “Violence or misconduct by our security forces
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Labor promises to ‘supercharge’ hydrogen industry as green groups say ‘no role for coal’ | Australia news

[ad_1] A $1.1bn plan announced by Labor to build up Australia’s hydrogen industry has been welcomed by environmental groups, so long as it is backed by renewable power. Labor said on Tuesday its national hydrogen plan would “supercharge” Australia’s renewable energy industry and create thousands of regional blue-collar jobs, particularly in Queensland. Under the proposal, a Labor government would allocate $1bn in funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for
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A two-child policy in overpopulated India? It won’t work, say experts

[ad_1] As activists and experts scramble to educate the public on the need for contraception and family planning, these politicians want to limit each family to have just two children.India's fertility rate has dropped to 2.3 births per woman in 2016, compared to 3.2 births per woman in 2000, according to government data. But the booming population has been raising concerns for decades due to a rising poverty, decline in
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Ex-Nissan boss faces more time in custody as bail denied

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters A Tokyo court has rejected Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, despite his promise to wear an electronic tag to secure his release. The former Nissan boss has been in detention since 19 November on allegations of financial misconduct. Lawyers for Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, have said he could remain in custody for months. Though bail is rarely granted in Japan without a confession,
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Japan’s squid industry in crisis after overfishing depletes all stocks. : worldnews

[ad_1] Well sure, but I'm a software engineer, not a fisherman, and I'm secretly hoping that people will stop eating squid, octopi and other questionably sentient beings. I'm hoping that the squid population is low enough for the industry/market to collapse but not so low that they won't eventually recover. Of course, if the squid recover, there will be an opportunity for the fisherman population to rebound, but I'm hoping
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North Korea has approximately 20 undeclared missile bases: Report

[ad_1] The North Korean military has as many as 20 secretive, undeclared missile bases peppered around the country’s mountainous terrain, according to a report Monday that claims researchers recently discovered one of the bases focused exclusively on medium-range ballistic missile operations. The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, comes amid news that President Trump will soon hold a second summit with North Korean
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Chinese authorities appear to confirm gene-edited babies

[ad_1] A second woman is pregnant with a gene-edited baby, according to Chinese authorities investigating He Jiankui, the researcher who says he successfully edited the genes of twin girls born in November - a scientific first. He, an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Guangdong province, remains under investigation by local authorities.The investigation confirmed that a second woman was pregnant.Investigators told Xinhua, the official state
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Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

[ad_1] More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits this week for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder — so the pontiff is going to them. In an encounter expected to last a little over an hour, Francis
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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to tackle spread of misinformation

[ad_1] Facebook's WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, starting on Monday, as the popular messaging service looks to fight "misinformation and rumours," company executives said.Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to a total of 20 individuals or groups. The limit of five is an expansion of a measure WhatsApp put in place in India in July after the spread of rumours
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Brit ‘a***hole’ tourists at ‘airport with bags’ in New Zealand after week of chaos

[ad_1] At least four of the British 'a***hole' tourists at a centre of a storm in New Zealand are reported to be leaving the country. The holidaymakers - thought to be from Liverpool - had been issued a deportation notice after being accused of a string of offences. The group have incurred the wrath of the country after allegedly dumping rubbish, stealing from shops and threatening locals. Although they had
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China accounted for 40 percent of global spending on apps: Report

[ad_1] Smartphone growth is slowing down globally, but users last year spent on average three hours a day — or one-and-a-half months a year — on their mobile phones and downloaded a total of around 194 billion applications, according to a report. For its part, China accounted for nearly half of total apps downloaded in 2018, mobile data and analytics provider App Annie said in its new "The State of
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Leading Journalist Flees Nicaragua, Citing ‘Extreme Threats’ From The Government : NPR

[ad_1] Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Confidencial, walks through the publication's ransacked offices in Managua, Nicaragua, in December, 2018. Chamorro has fled the country, citing "threats" from the government. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption toggle caption Alfredo Zuniga/AP Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Confidencial, walks through the publication's ransacked offices in Managua, Nicaragua, in December, 2018. Chamorro has fled the country, citing "threats" from the government. Alfredo Zuniga/AP A leading Nicaraguan
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More than 140 China experts call for the release of two detained Canadians

[ad_1] BEIJING —  The detention of two Canadians in China is making academics and others cautious about traveling to the country, more than 140 academics and former government officials wrote in a remarkable open letter to President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. They called for the immediate release of the two men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been held without access to lawyers or family members since being arrested
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U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe And Mail

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) - The United States has informed the Canadian government that it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail reported on
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West Papuan leaders blame deaths of three babies on Indonesian crackdown | World news

[ad_1] Three babies who died during childbirth are among the civilian deaths West Papuan leaders are blaming on a brutal crackdown by Indonesian forces in the region of Nduga. They are calling for Indonesia to allow humanitarian and medical agencies access to the area, as well as foreign media. Since West Papuan guerrillas launched a deadly attack on a Nduga construction site in early December, Indonesia has conducted heavily armed
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Greenland ice melting faster than previously though, study finds

[ad_1] The findings could have dire implications for the planet's low lying islands and coastal cities. Eight of Earth's 10 largest cities in the world are near coasts, and 40% to 50% of the planet's population live in areas vulnerable to rising seas.Michael Bevis, a professor of geodynamics at The Ohio State University and the lead author of the study, says the research found that humanity may have passed the
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Taiwan ‘bikini hiker’ dies on solo climb despite search efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook/Gigiwu.bgn Image caption The bikini shots from her successful summits had gained her many followers A Taiwanese hiker known for posting bikini clad photos from her summits has died after falling into a ravine during a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact emergency services but bad weather delayed rescue operations, local media reports say. The 36-year-old is thought to have died of hypothermia. She was a