November 19, 2019

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say

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By Mark Magnier From SCMP Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil Pain from the trade war is increasingly hitting Trump’s base, notably the farmers and factory workers he promised to help US President Donald Trump is facing numerous challenges, including public impeachment […]

US: 1 dead, several others injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. A suspect is in custody

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By Cheri Mossburg and Jason Hanna, From CNN Los Angeles (CNN)Someone opened fire at a high school in the Southern California city of Santa Clarita shortly before classes began Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said, and sending some students streaming out of the building as others hid. A suspect in […]

The power of print. Lessons from the world’s biggest brands

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By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community Young companies are launching magazines to deepen connections with consumers. If you missed Part 1 of our series on the current state and future of print, head to If Millennials killed print, will Gen Z revive it?. Last Christmas, Amazon announced that it would print a toy catalogue during the […]

Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal

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By Catherine Wong From South China Morning Post Concerns mounting among European businesspeople about lack of progress on EU-China investment agreement, head of EU business group says Cancellation of Chinese vice-premier’s Brussels trip reflects ‘lack of face-to-face engagement’ with bloc China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade dealforced its top trade negotiator to cancel a […]

Lead levels in Canadian water ‘exceed safe limit’ in a third of cases

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From BBC The amount of lead in the water supply of major Canadian cities exceeded safe levels in hundreds of thousands of homes, a major investigation has found. Some areas showed lead levels higher than those in the US city of Flint, Michigan, during its 2015 water crisis. Out of 12,000 samples taken from 2014 […]

US describes first working group of US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership as ‘successful’

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The United States has described as “successful” the first working group of the US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership that was held in Barbados earlier this month. The US State Department said that the meeting, which was attended by representatives from 18 Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDMA) […]

Inyoung You, South Korean woman charged in US college boyfriend’s suicide, sent him 47,000 text messages in two months before his death

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AP From South China Morning Post US prosecutors said Inyoung You verbally, physically and psychologically abused Alexander Urtula during their 18-month relationship She has returned to South Korea and prosecutors are exploring options for her to come back to the US A former Boston College student who had “complete and total control” over her boyfriend […]

After Math: Stand and delivery

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By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Things happened this week, such as Alphabet commencing commercial flights of its Wing drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia. But they weren’t the only tech corporation that decided to put things where they previously were not at speeds the public is unaccustomed to. Uniti’s quirky three-seater EV costs less than […]

Keep forced labor off the shelves

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From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United  Did you know that there is a high risk that palm oil linked to forced labor and environmental destruction could end up on supermarket shelves, making its way into everything from shampoo to ice cream? But consumers don’t have to accept this as business as usual —we can fight back. FGV, one […]

Solutions, journalism and the future of google algorithms

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By Giles Crosse, From Reuters Community A recent story from Journalism.co.uk hints a new google algorithm system could shake up page rankings for original, positive reporting. The story reveals that to help publishers reap the rewards for their original investigative reporting, Google is changing the way investigative journalism content is recognised and ranked. “Original reporting is at […]