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Yellow Vest’ Protests and its Effects on the French Economy

Yellow Vest’ Protests and its Effects on the French Economy

Three weeks of “Yellow Vest” protests have hit the French economy hard with trade in retailers, hotel chains, high-street stores and restaurants falling significantly, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday. Speaking after a meeting with industry groups and business federations affected by the protest movement, Le Maire said sector revenues had been hit by between 15 and 50 […]

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US midterm elections 2018: How Could They Affect Donald Trump and What do The Latest Polls Predict?

US midterm elections 2018: How Could They Affect Donald Trump and What do The Latest Polls Predict?

Every two years, voters in the U.S. elect a new House of Representatives and one-third of the 100-seat Senate. This Election Day, Nov. 6, is widely seen as a referendum on someone not on any ballot: President Donald Trump. The midterm election — so named because it comes at the middle of the president’s term […]

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FAREED’S GLOBAL BRIEFING: Enough Is Enough, America

FAREED’S GLOBAL BRIEFING: Enough Is Enough, America

Insights, analysis and must reads from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and the Global Public Square team, compiled by Global Briefing editor Jason Miks.  Enough Is Enough, America The interception of suspicious devices intended for former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton among others should be a warning, as if one were needed, about the dangerous path on which political rhetoric […]

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How Brett Kavanaugh Could Change the Supreme Court—and America

How Brett Kavanaugh Could Change the Supreme Court—and America

By BRIAN BENNETT President Trump had narrowed his list of contenders for the nation’s highest court to four by the time Air Force One touched down outside Washington on July 8. But Trump wanted another sit-down with one candidate in particular. That evening at the White House, Trump spent more than an hour in his private […]

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Hurricane Florence sparks FOUR-YEAR oil price high as storm prompts shortage fears

Hurricane Florence sparks FOUR-YEAR oil price high as storm prompts shortage fears

By JOE GAMP HURRICANE Florence has seen oil prices rise to a four year high sparking fears of a global shortfall in supply. Oil prices broke the $80 a barrel barrier yesterday as the storm, along with Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iran, bumped prices. It is the first-time prices soared as high since 2014, when freezing […]

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Trump has attacked Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Trump has attacked Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Trump has attacked Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) because he doesn’t like the search results that pop up when he types in “Trump news.” Google has some excellent company on President Trump’s enemies list. Trump has attacked Google because he doesn’t like the search results that pop up when he types in “Trump news.” “They have it RIGGED, […]

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Indian decree targeting ‘black money’ fails as most cash re-enters system

Indian decree targeting ‘black money’ fails as most cash re-enters system

The cash was removed from circulation to target corrupt politicians and business people but left millions of citizens in turmoil. A decree designed to make “black money” worthless in India has failed after most of it re-entered the financial system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a suprise announcement in 2016 that some currency would […]

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Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency to curb hyperinflation

Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency to curb hyperinflation

By Alix Culbertson, news reporter President Nicolas Maduro prints a new currency in an attempt to curb hyperinflation, which is forecast to reach 1,000,000%. Venezuela is facing its first day of trading after the president removed five zeros from the crippled bolivar – by printing a new currency. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro rolled out his […]

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Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports say cries can be heard from people trapped in the debris. […]

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Democrats Say President Trump’s Border Wall Could Cost $67 Billion

Democrats Say President Trump’s Border Wall Could Cost $67 Billion

By MAYA RHODAN Senate Democrats estimate the wall that President Donald Trump has promised to construct along the southern border could cost $66.9 billion, according to a new report released Tuesday afternoon. The price tab projected by Trump’s opponents far exceeds previous estimates, which topped out at $21.6 billion. The Democrats’ report is based on extrapolations, not hard data. It says that […]

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