Day: December 10, 2019

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Why Is Growth Slowing in China? — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Vladimir Popov (berlin and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Inter Press Service BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (IPS) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 14%. Since then, its growth rate has declined by more than half to 6.6% in 2018. The five-year moving average growth rate […]

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U.S. Backs Leniency for Gates, Citing ‘Extraordinary’ Help

(Bloomberg) — Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates deserves leniency for his “extraordinary assistance” with offshoots of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the government told a judge just days before his sentencing. Prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday that they don’t oppose Gates’s request for probation. They also said that Gates deserved praise […]

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Enbridge Inc.
Energy
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Enbridge Inc plan to grow in the age of pipeline opposition

CALGARY — At a time when building new pipelines has become increasingly challenging, North America’s largest pipeline company is looking to low-risk, conservative projects for growth. “We’ve adapted to this environment… It’s not just about growth, we’re focused on expansion, extension and optimization of the existing base, which will be very capital efficient,” Enbridge Inc […]

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Lorries topple and train lines close as wind and rain cause disruption

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption An HGV crashed onto a police car on the A1 near Haddington Heavy rain and strong winds have been battering Scotland, causing disruption on the roads, railways and ferries. Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain are in place across much of Scotland and the north of England. […]

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NATO
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Pubgoers spotted on CCTV may hold key to murder of antiques dealer

Pubgoers may hold key to murder of antiques dealer, 50, as police release fresh CCTV three years after she was bludgeoned to death in her own front garden The body of 50-year-old Robyn Mercer was found by a neighbour just after 8am She was found a short distance from front door of her home on […]

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Nobel Peace Laureate Says Social Media Sows Hate in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned in his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday that social media is now being used to sow “hate and division” and undermine Ethiopia’s delicate political transition. As he accepted a Nobel Peace Prize for ending a long war between his country and […]

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Greenland ice melt puts 400 million people at risk of coastal flooding by 2100

The latest headlines in your inbox Almost half a billion people are at risk of coastal flooding by the end of the century if Greenland continues to lose ice at its current rate, scientists have warned. The country’s ice is melting faster than expected, sparking a potential rise in sea levels of 67 centimetres by 2100 […]

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Gunman Kills 6 In Attack Inside Czech Hospital’s Waiting Room : NPR

Police officers guard the doors of a teaching hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after a gunman carried out a mass shooting in its waiting room Tuesday morning. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Omar Marques/Getty Images Police officers guard the doors of a teaching hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after a gunman carried out […]

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‘Adulting’ is hard. UC Berkeley has a class for that

Conner Wright is carrying a demanding course load in his final year as an English major at UC Berkeley: antebellum American literature, introduction to music therapy and a research seminar on William Shakespeare. The 20-year-old senior is immersed in the works of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville and Harriet Jacobs. But Wright, […]

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