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The French Government Is Deliberately Increasing the Price of Food

It is readily apparent that the people making this decision are not those for whom food represents a significant proportion of the family budget.
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Higher Prices Are Back at Whole Foods

The inflation-based increases at Whole Foods range from 10 cents to several dollars, a price list reviewed by the Journal shows. Soaps, detergent, oils and nut butters have some of the highest increases. The average hike was 66 cents, according to the list.
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German Economy Stagnates, Just Barely Skirting a Recession

Germany’s economy stagnated at the end of 2018, just barely avoiding a recession, and continued trade tensions mean any pickup in Europe’s powerhouse economy could be muted.
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Santander Declines To Redeem $1.7 Billion CoCo Bond Issue

Banco Santander SA has earned its "special place in markets hell" - as Bloomberg columnist Marcus Ashworth termed it.
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Finland’s Basic Income Trial Boosts Happiness, but Not Employment

The unconditional cash did not spur unemployed recipients to work more to supplement their earnings as hoped, researchers said in initial findings.
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A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’

Apple decided several years ago to produce a high-end Mac in Texas. The problems that surfaced illustrate the challenges of domestic manufacturing.
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Satellite imagery raises suspicion of Saudi Arabia's ability to produce missiles

Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons experts and image analysts, a development that raises questions about the kingdom's increasing military and nuclear ambitions under its 33-year-old crown prince.
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Google Employees Melt Down Over The Word ‘Family’

A Google vice president acknowledged that the word “family” had sparked “concerns” about inclusivity.
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Why Some Democrats Are Turning on Obama’s Legacy

Obama was a visionary who gave us the Affordable Care Act, DACA, and the Paris deal, but many of the country’s most ominous trends also proceeded apace under his watch. Now, in advance of 2020, a new generation of Democratic candidates is reconsidering his history—perhaps in regard to how it aids their prospects.
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India’s railroads had 63,000 job openings. 19 million people applied

It attracted 19 million applicants for 63,000 vacancies.
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Florida vet kickstarts crowdfunding campaign for border wall and has raised big bucks so far in just 3 days

'It's up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling'
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Air strikes kill 62 Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military said Monday it has killed 62 militants from the jihadist Shabaab movement in six air strikes in Somalia. Four strikes on Saturday killed 34 militants and another two on Sunday killed 28, the US Africa Command said in a statement. The air attacks, in a coastal region south of Somalia
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Fed Piles Up $66 Billion in Paper Losses as It Faces Trump Wrath

The Fed had losses of $66.5 billion on its securities holdings on Sept. 30, if it marked them to market, according to its latest quarterly financial report. That dwarfed its $39.1 billion in capital, effectively leaving it with a negative net worth on that basis, a sure sign of financial frailty if it were an ordinary company.
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Deutsche and Commerzbank A Mistaken Merger Of Two Fading Financials

It is not only the political landscape of Germany that is seeing an upheaval. It now appears that the German government is ready to sanction a merger between two of its once great banking forces, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.
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500 million Marriott customers have had their data hacked after staying at hotels including W, Sheraton, and Westin

Marriott has announced a massive breach of data belonging to 500 million guests who stayed at hotel brands including W, Sheraton, and Westin. Marriott announced on Friday that it had "taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident" that stemmed from its Starwood guest authorization database.
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Police mistook her cotton candy for meth and sent her to jail. Now she’s suing

When Monroe County sheriff’s deputies asked Dasha Fincher and David Morris Jr. to step out of their vehicle during a Dec. 31, 2016, traffic stop in Georgia, police said Fincher was “very nervous” and “started to shake.”
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Newspaper’s reporting leads to collapse of rape trial

Judge says ‘Irish Independent’ juxtaposed comment on rape trials with facts from trial
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World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist

A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.
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Infographic: Here's What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Today’s infographic comes to us from Security Baron, and it compares and contrasts the data that big tech companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies.
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U.S. Finally Legalizes Modern, European-Style Train Cars

Rail fans, rejoice. Federal rules no longer bar U.S. passenger rail systems from using modern, lightweight train cars.
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NASA to launch safety review of SpaceX and Boeing after video of Elon Musk smoking pot rankled agency leaders

"We need to show the American public that when we put an astronaut on a rocket, they’ll be safe.”
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Dos deportistas tirándose pedos y echándole la culpa al otro [ENG]

Nadie quiere admitir ser el causante del olor a podrido en un concurso de dardos profesionál.
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Why the Hammer and Sickle Should Be Treated Like the Swastika

To continue advocating communism despite its dismal track record is neither well-intentioned nor misguided; it is a deliberate attempt to push a provably dangerous ideology.
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British intelligence hacked Belgacom then sabotaged investigation

The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office has confirmed that it considers British intelligence as the main actor in the hacking of telecommunications company Belgacom
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Never mind Italy, France faces its own fiscal showdown

Only 18 months into his first term, French President Emmanuel Macron may want to lecture Italy on the merits of fiscal fastidiousness all he likes. But France's budgetary garden doesn't look that much rosier.
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Ford Ratchets Up Rebuke of Trump Tariffs as Steel Costs Rise

Ford Motor Co. said Donald Trump’s tariffs have made steel more expensive in the U.S. than any other market, escalating the company’s criticism of the president’s trade war.
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EU Copyright Directive means that only large corporations will be able to upload videos

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s annual letter to creators takes a strong position on Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive, which forces companies offering public communications platforms to …
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Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to US nuclear submarine base

Ocean Network Canada confirms addition of hi-tech sensors built by Chinese scientists to its marine observatories in Pacific Ocean.
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Welcome to North Macedonia: parliament votes for name change

Two thirds majority just reached to rename Macedonia in key stage of ending dispute with Greece
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‘It’s the Economy, Stupid’: What Really Drives US Sanctions Against Russia

Forget about Crimea, Ukraine, Syria, and the Skripal poisoning. The US uses pressure to eliminate competitors and do away with any hope for fair competition.
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Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse

The men committed more than 120 offences against 15 girls in the Huddersfield area.
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#DataGate! First ever audit of global temperature data finds freezing tropical islands, boiling towns, boats on land

The monthly mean temperature in September 1953 at Paltinis, Romania is reported as -46.4 °C (in other years the September average was about 11.5°C).
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Ashers 'gay cake' row: Bakers win Supreme Court appeal

Questions are now being asked whether the judgement will have an impact on discrimination laws.
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Uniqlo’s 1st automated warehouse cuts manpower by 90%

Fast Retailing Co., which operates the Uniqlo apparel retail chain, unveiled to reporters on Tuesday a warehouse in the Ariake district of Tokyo where a robotic system automatically conducts work such as inspections and sorting apparel goods. The system started full-scale operations this month, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in manpower at the location, according to the company.
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Is The U.S. Using Force To Sell Its LNG To The World?

The United States has targeted and imposed sanctions on a number of nations in a play that many are calling a push to dominate world LNG markets
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Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering

Building on the ledger idea, the middle section of the video presents a conceptual Resolutions by Google system, in which Google prompts users to select a life goal and then guides them toward it in every interaction they have with their phone. The examples, which would “reflect Google’s values as an organization,” include urging you to try a more environmentally friendly option when hailing an Uber or directing you to buy locally grown produce from Safeway.
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Russia delivers S-300 missile systems to Syria  

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US Terminates 1955 Treaty With Iran After UN Court Ruling, Pompeo Says

In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries.
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Cern scientist: 'Physics built by men - not by invitation'

Cern removes "highly offensive" slides from website from a talk on women in particle physics
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EU: Politicizing the Internet

Even before such EU-wide legislation, similar ostensible "anti-terror legislation" in France, for example, is being used as a political tool against political opponents and to limit unwanted free speech. In France, simply spreading information about ISIS
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EU Flags Risks of Italy's Populist Budget as Bank Shares Slide

Italian assets tumbled after populist leaders Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio defeated their mainstream cabinet rivals to set a budget deficit target that threatens the country’s financial stability.
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Europeanize America? Not on Your Life

Europe did not invent racism and religious bigotry, but it surely perfected them. Europeans lived for centuries under kings and emperors. They came to believe that power flowed from the top down. The "elite" decide what is best for the "common people"
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U.S. Economy Grew at Unrevised 4.2% Pace in Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew in the second quarter at an unrevised 4.2 percent pace, the fastest since late 2014, indicating a solid foundation for this quarter, Commerce Department data showed Thursday.
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How much? Greek state owed huge amount of uncollected taxes

The Greek government is owed so much in tax arrears from households and companies that it could pay off more than half its massive public debts if it collect
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Teacher pens whiteboard goodbye to students over "no zero" grading policy

Should students get half credit for an assignment they didn’t even turn in? A former St. Lucie County teacher doesn’t think so.
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'Distracted boyfriend meme' is sexist, rules Swedish advertising watchdog

Sweden's Advertising Ombudsman (RO) has criticized a Stockholm company for sexism after it used a popular meme alongside a recruitment advert.
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Chart: Support For Refugees Highest In Western Europe  

This chart shows responses to the question: "would you oppose/support taking in refugees fleeing violence and war?"
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IRS Agent Can't Dodge Invasion of Privacy Claim After Watching Suspect's Wife Use Bathroom

The Ninth Circuit found that IRS agent Jean Noll wasn't entitled to qualified immunity after she followed the wife of a suspect to the restroom and refused to leave while serving a warrant in 2006 during a criminal tax fraud and conspiracy investigation.
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U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

The sanctions are related to China’s purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.
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'Right to be forgotten' could threaten global free speech, say NGOs

The “right to be forgotten” online is in danger of being transformed into a tool of global censorship through a test case at the European court of justice (ECJ) this week, free speech organisations are warning.
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