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View: Why on earth is the US batting with China against India?

Why is it that US President Donald Trump speaks in admiration of Chinese President Xi Jinping even though the US has the highest trade deficit for 2017 with China — $566 billion — but taunts India for a $22-billion deficit?

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venezuelaVenezuela: Nicolás Maduro’s demise is ‘irreversible’, Trump adviser says

Donald Trump’s top Latin America adviser has claimed “there is not a single scenario” in which Nicolás Maduro and his “cronies” are able to retain power in Venezuela.

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Elizabeth Warren,Elizabeth Warren formally launches 2020 White House bid

US Senator Elizabeth Warren has formally launched her bid to stand for the White House in 2020 with a speech in which she promised to tackle economic inequality.

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Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’

Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said.

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GoldmanGoldman Sachs plans to cut bonuses as 1MDB scandal deepens

Goldman Sachs’s decision to potentially cut bonuses for top executives over the 1MDB scandal reflects an acknowledgement of shareholder and public outrage over the debacle.

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Tommy Norment sits at his desk on the Senate floorVirginia Republican embroiled in blackface scandal

Virginia Republicans claimed the moral high ground this week as a blackface scandal left the state’s Democratic leadership on the brink of implosion.

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real estateIndia houses all the top 10 fastest growing cities in the world. Here’s why

Indian cities are powering ahead of western urban cities in terms of annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth. All the top 10 fastest-growing cities by GDP between 2019

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Tusk warns of ‘special place in hell’ for those who backed Brexit without a plan

The European Union’s frustration with the British government has erupted into the open, prompting a vicious war of words across the Channel as Theresa May

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Apple is one of several American technology giants in the line of fire in Europe over their tax strategies (AFP)Apple reaches $570 million euro tax settlement with France

 Apple said on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to make a deal with France,

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dollarUS banks win $21 billion Trump tax windfall then cut staff, loaned less

Major U.S. banks shaved about $21 billion from their tax bills last year — almost double the IRS’s annual budget — as the industry benefited more than many others from the Republican tax overhaul.

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Picture: Supplied.These are the 10 most talent competitive countries in the world

A single genius cannot power an entire company. The myth of the omniscient leader has been debunked and for success in this competitive world, entrepreneurial talent needs to hum through the organisation.

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Warming world, air pollution, University of CaliforniaClimate change is warming the ocean, but it’s warming land faster and that’s really bad news for air quality

Climate change is warming the ocean, but it’s warming land faster and that’s really bad news for air quality all over the world, says a new University of California, Riverside study.

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Polar Express, Canadian arctic towards Siberia, North Pole,Polar express: magnetic north pole moving ‘pretty fast’ towards Russia

Earth’s north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in recent decades that scientists say that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation.

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studentsWorld’s largest mental health trials to boost support mental health in schools

Hundreds of children and young people will learn how to use a range of innovative techniques to promote good mental health through one of the largest studies in the world of its kind.

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Europe history, World map, Turkish world map,Don’t Let the Rise of Europe Steal World History

The centre of a map tells you much, as does the choice where to begin a story, or a history. Arab geographers used to place the Caspian Sea at the centre of world maps.

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visa-free travel plan, EU region, UK, TavelBrexit: visa-free travel plans spark Gibraltar ‘colony’ row

A straightforward change in EU law guaranteeing visa-free travel for Britons in Europe after Brexit has sparked a diplomatic row after Brussels described Gibraltar as “a colony of the British crown”

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venezuelaWhat next for Venezuela? Wait or War

Venezuela is in turmoil. Both Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó claim to be president – the latter until new elections can be held – and neither has any incentive to back down.

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bruceCanadian Landscaper Bruce McArthur Now Feel Guilty After Killing Eight Villagers

One Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their murders.

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Vote for change of constitution in VenezuelaTrump administration imposed sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan oil firm PDVSA

The Trump administration on Monday imposed sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA, the toughest U.S.

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new delhi,india,protestIndia to lodge ‘strong’ protest after flag burnt in London

India is poised to lodge a ‘strong’ protest on Monday against lack of security measures to prevent the burning of its national flag outside the Indian high commission on Saturday,

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john boltonVenezuela crisis: White House ‘will respond to threats against diplomats’

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with “a significant response”.

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You know about the coldest jobs in the world?

I’m about to go on my third research trip to Antarctica. For my first, we flew in from New Zealand to our base. From the air,

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3500US asks world to ‘pick a side’ on Venezuela as UK calls for fair elections

Britain has issued the embattled Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, a stark ultimatum, warning him it would throw its weight behind

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US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting pressure to end the impasse.

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Image result for world change10 Year Challenge: How the world has changed in a decade

If not, the premise is simple – post a 2009 photo of yourself next to a recent one, to show how much you’ve changed. Read More…

World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity calls for 1% wealth tax, saying it would raise enough to educate every child not in school Read More…

The Front Page podcast: NZ housing among world’s most expensive, wealth inequality ‘out of control’

Tauranga has been named the eighth most expensive housing market in the world, heading off cities like London and San Francisco. Read More…

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. Read More…

Image result for football corruption Journalist who exposed football corruption shot dead in Ghana

Australia could suffer the biggest property price falls in the world this year

Image result for world in debtThere’s Not Enough Debt in the World

World’s biggest economies are moving deeper into a slowdown

job-value-clipart-16Venture capitalist: AI will displace 40 percent of world’s jobs in as soon as 15 years

Ranked: The 25 Smartest Countries In The World

Continuity or change? 9 elections around the globe to watch in 2019

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