Day: December 15, 2019


China’s Chip Quest Is All Heart, Not Enough Brain

(Bloomberg Opinion) — China has made developing its own chip industry a matter of patriotic pride. It helps that “China chip” and “China heart” sound the same in the local language. The strain of this 1.7 trillion yuan ($243 billion) endeavor may be too much for the debt-clogged arteries of its municipal governments, though. Over the […]

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How The Battle On Campus Unfolded

HONG KONG — May peered down into the dark hole. The glow of her friends’ headlamps revealed a hint of filthy gray water, but not all the shit or cockroaches swimming within. Beneath May’s feet was Hong Kong’s labyrinth system of drainage and sewer pipes — and her best chance to escape the university campus […]

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OxyContin maker’s foreign affiliate selling overdose cure

The foreign affiliate of the major pharmaceutical company behind OxyContin, a controversial drug blamed in part for unleashing America’s opioid epidemic, is now expanding to offer an overdose cure. Amid a wave of lawsuits and public protest in the United States, Purdue Pharma affiliate Mundipharma has jumped into markets from Europe to Australia in attempts to dominate […]

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Schools accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils – Channel 4 News

A growing number of schools are being accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils, which parents complain is unfairly discriminating against their children. One in six black parents say their children have had a bad experience in school because of their hairstyle. Our home affairs correspondent Darshna Soni has been speaking to families […]

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Brexit: A European Perspective - With Patrick Bijsmans & Russell Foster
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Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

After nearly four years of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Britain has made up its mind. We’re leaving the EU. At 22.00 on Wednesday 12th December 2019, the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll opened the final chapter in Britain’s Brexit saga. A crushing majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative and Unionist Party has redrawn the political map. Constituencies […]

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Snow, ice, glop threaten 25 million from Missouri to East Coast

McLEAN, Va. – A couple degrees will make a huge difference in the lives of commuters from Missouri to the East Coast over the next two days as a pair of winter storms prompted weather advisories and warnings for 25 million Americans. Some areas could see a foot of snow, others could just see ice, snow […]

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Lockheed Martin to increase production of new Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp will increase the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile production, according to the recent award of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a $15,5 million modification to the previously awarded contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, or also know as JAGM, production line for […]

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Boris Johnson to seek Parliamentary approval for Brexit deal ahead of Christmas – National

There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his […]

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Toronto & GTA

Deadly shooting in Downsview plaza

City homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in a North York parking lot. At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, emergency crews were called to the Downsview Plaza parking lot at Keele St. and Wilson Ave. for reports of a man found without vital signs. Police later […]

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Climate change: Longest talks end with compromise deal

Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD Image caption Some of the difficult issues proved impossible to resolve in Madrid The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal. Exhausted delegates reached agreement on the key question of increasing the global response to curbing carbon. All countries will need to […]

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