Day: December 8, 2019

Department for Work and Pensions
UK

Family of nine ‘surviving on just £480 a month’ after benefits cut

The family says it is ‘just trying to get back on its feet after being made homeless’ (Picture: Liverpool Echo) A couple and their seven young children say they are struggling to survive on £480 a month after their benefits were ‘capped to the bare minimum’. Ryan Rodgers, 26, and his partner Jenny Grimes, 25, […]

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The Changing Distribution of World Population — Global Issues

by Joseph Chamie (new york) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service Joseph Chamie, a former director of the United Nations Population Division, is currently an independent consulting demographer NEW YORK, Dec 06 (IPS) – In addition to its unprecedented rapid rate of demographic growth during the past 75 years, world population’s distribution across the […]

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For the first time in US history, a decade will pass without the country falling into a recession

In every decade since the period immediately before the Civil War, the US economy could be relied on to do one thing: tumble into recession. But the American economy is on pace to defy that trend for the first time in nearly 170 years as it enters the 2020s. The 2010s would be first time […]

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Bank of Canada
Canadian Economy
Economy
Stephen Poloz

Bank of Canada’s Stephen Poloz: Six candidates to be the next governor

Now that Stephen Poloz has announced he will step down as Bank of Canada Governor after his seven-year term ends in June 2020, attention turns to the possible candidates who might replace him. Here are six possibilities. The Favourite Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada […]

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Man missing overnight after two rescued in Firth of Clyde

Image caption HM Coastguard and police are involved in the search off Gourock Rescuers have halted their search for a man missing in the Firth of Clyde on the west coast of Scotland. Two men were recovered from a vessel near Cardwell Bay, Gourock, on Saturday night. But one man, who was in a separate […]

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Dana Stroul
Michael Singh
national security
Syria
The Cipher Brief
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Trump

Syria: WTF Do We Do Now?

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Extinction Rebellion protestors ride through red light and block road in mass cycle to Heathrow

Extinction Rebellion protestors block Heathrow road with mass ‘lie-in’ in front of pink bulldozer as police look on Protestors are descending on Heathrow to protest controversial Third Runway Boris Johnson pledged to lie in front of the bulldozers when elected MP in 2015 Today, demonstrators performed a ‘bulldozer lie-in’ at the airport  By Jack Newman […]

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U.K. Halts Torture Case Against Former First Lady of Liberia

LONDON — A British judge has dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of a former Liberian president before her trial next month over accusations relating to the country’s civil war. Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, was arrested in London in 2017 and charged with eight counts of torture and conspiracy […]

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Transfer news LIVE! Latest Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal gossip and rumours today

The January Transfer Window opens for business in 24 days, with clubs across the continent thinking about bolstering the squads they upgraded during the summer months. Chelsea have won their CAS appeal against their Fifa transfer ban, meaning Frank Lampard could be busy in the winter market. With no fewer than five managers sacked in […]

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Alaska Cod Fishery To Close For 2020 Season Amid Warming Waters : NPR

Frank Miles, a cod fisherman, is trying to figure out what to do now that the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. Kavitha George/KMXT hide caption toggle caption Kavitha George/KMXT Frank Miles, a cod fisherman, is trying to figure out what to do now that the federal […]

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