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    US SENATE APPROVES WILLIAM BARR AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Feb 15, 2019

    The US Senate on Thursday (local time) voted to confirm William Barr as the nation's next attorney general, putting him in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections. The Senate voted 54-45 for Barr's nomination...

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    BREXIT: SCOTLAND GOVERNMENT DEMANDS LOST EU FUNDING BE ‘REPLACED IN FULL’ BY TREASURY AFTER UK'S EXIT

    Feb 15, 2019

    The Scottish government wants all lost EU funding currently received by Scotland to be “replaced in full” by the UK Treasury after Brexit. Representatives from both the Scottish and Welsh governments are due to meet with chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss in Cardiff on Friday. Ahe...

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    HYDROGEN VEHICLES RECEIVE MORE SUPPORT FROM UK GOVERNMENT

    Feb 15, 2019

    Millions in funds have been awarded to companies developing hydrogen technology and infrastructure in the UK. The UK Government has announced the winners of its £14 million competition to fund hydrogen vehicles and hydrogen refueling infrastructure projects. The UK wants to grow its use of hyd...

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    TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS A TEST FOR SENATE REPUBLICANS

    Feb 15, 2019

    There was a climactic moment Thursday afternoon as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor that President Donald Trump would sign a compromise deal on border-security funding, but would also declare a national emergency to try to build his wall. What happens next will be a test...

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    TRUMP DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY, CALLING GOVERNMENT BORDER DRUG STATS ‘LIES’

    Feb 15, 2019

    President Trump on Friday morning officially announced that he will sign a national emergency order so that he can redirect $8 billion to extend barriers on the country’s southern border. In a dark, rambling speech, he asserted that there is an “invasion” of the country “with...

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    U.S. POSTS ANOTHER BUDGET DEFICIT AS TAX REVENUES SAG

    Feb 14, 2019

    The U.S. federal government ran a $14 billion budget deficit in December as revenues sagged following last year’s tax cuts even as the economy appeared strong, Treasury Department data showed on Wednesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an $11 billion deficit for the month and the gap...

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    PENCE PRAISES POLAND'S ACTIONS ON HUAWEI AS U.S. PRESSURE MOUNTS

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Poland on Wednesday for its commitment to “protecting the telecoms sector from China”, as part of a concerted push by the United States to convince its allies to exclude tech giant Huawei from telecoms projects. Fueled by concerns that Huawei produc...

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    U.S. GROUP SAYS TRUMP TRADE TARIFFS COST BUSINESSES $2.7 BILLION IN NOVEMBER

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of U.S. business groups fighting President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs.  The group, which brands itself “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” and includes the Americans for ...

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    U.S. SENATORS TO TRY AGAIN TO PASS RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL

    Feb 14, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington’s response to Moscow. I...

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    SENATOR GRAHAM SAYS TRUMP IS INCLINED TO SIGN FUNDING DEAL

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is inclined to sign bipartisan legislation to fund the government as long as its provisions on a border wall and bed spaces for illegal immigrants are as he expects, a Republican senator close to the White House said on Wednesday. “If you can use the money the way h...

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    UK GOVERNMENT-BACKED 5G CONSORTIUM SWITCHES ON BRITAIN’S FIRST 5G FACTORY TRIAL

    Feb 14, 2019

    The UK’s first live 5G factory trials are beginning at the Worcestershire 5G Testbed today, in a landmark step towards the creation of smart factories in Britain. The trials mark the first time that British industry has deployed this next generation technology and it is set to completely trans...

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    UK’S RELIANCE ON CHINA’S NUCLEAR TECH POSES TEST FOR POLICYMAKERS

    Feb 14, 2019

    The UK has no easy way to block China’s ambitions to export nuclear reactor technology to Britain on security grounds, despite growing public anxiety about Chinese involvement in sensitive infrastructure, according to people familiar with the situation. The government’s willingness to pe...

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TRENDING NEWS


    LAWSUIT ACCUSING TRUMP OF VIOLATING CONSTITUTION GETS HOSTILE RECEPTION

    Mar 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court panel was indisputably hostile Tuesday to a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from his business dealings with foreign countries seeking to curry favor with his administration. The uphill battle the suit faces was evident before...


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    UK GOVERNMENT SPENDING £1BN ON CLOUD TRANSITION

    Mar 19, 2019

    Migrating to the cloud can be a costly process and new figures have revealed that the UK government is spending more than £1bn each year as it undergoes its own cloud transition. According to industry experts, public sector bodies are set to spend as much as £1.3bn on cloud services befo...


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    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT'S IMPACT ON LIMITING UK CUTS

    Mar 19, 2019

    A REPORT has highlighted how the Scottish Government is limiting the effects of Tory policy on household income. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) examined the impact of combined changes to tax, social security and local authority services between 2010 and 2022. Its report estimates ho...


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    TRUMP GETS A U.S. SUPREME COURT VICTORY ON IMMIGRATION DETENTION

    Mar 19, 2019

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration polici...


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    THE BEST GOVERNMENT TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR EXPORTING

    Mar 19, 2019

    Throughout the world, the U.S. manufacturing industry is known for its excellence. Products sporting a “Made in the USA” label have a well-earned reputation of being high quality, and the global demand for these products is growing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, ...


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    PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUES PROCLAMATION ON GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Mar 19, 2019

    United States President Donald Trump signed the Proclamation for Greek Independence Day, at a White House ceremony on Monday, March 18. Here is the full text: On the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, we celebrate the rich history and enduring bond between the United States and Greece. Our...


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    IRS ALLOWED $74 MILLION IN EXCESS SOCIAL SECURITY TAX REFUNDS, WATCHDOG FINDS

    Mar 19, 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service used detection tools as it processed more than 1.5 million tax returns in a recent year claiming a combined $3.1 billion in over-withheld Social Security taxes. But there were mistakes in as much as $74 million of those claims of excess employer withholding, according to...


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    AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT UNVEILS NATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN STRATEGY AND ROADMAP, INVESTS $71,200

    Mar 18, 2019

    A recent report made it known that the Australian government has unveiled a national blockchain strategy and roadmap. The federal government has also committed AU$100,000 (~$71,200) in funding for the support of the blockchain industry in the country. This report is a joint announcement from two min...


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    WARREN EMBRACES UNDERDOG ROLE AS SHE FACES 2020 CHALLENGES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her pas...


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    PALACE WELCOMES HOUSE DECISION TO RECALL ENROLLED BUDGET BILL

    Mar 18, 2019

    Malacanang on Monday welcomed the move of the House of Representatives to recall their version of the proposed 2019 national budget. This, after Senator Panfilo Lacson said that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has agreed to withdraw the House version of the P3.75-trillion 2019 budget today. Lacson a...


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    NO DEAL BREXIT TARIFFS A “MIXED BAG FOR FASHION”

    Mar 18, 2019

    The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has stated that the ‘no deal’ Brexit tariffs announced by the UK government is “a mixed bag for fashion” and will impact exporters, as well as imports from Turkey, which is a major supplier to the UK fashion industry. The temporar...


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    WHY AN UNBUILT MOSCOW TRUMP TOWER CAUGHT MUELLER'S ATTENTION

    Mar 18, 2019

    An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia. The special counsel...


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American discontent with government is at a more than 10-year high, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted last month. Twenty-six percent of Americans say they’re angry at the federal g.

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