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Source: DW

Opinion: Angela Merkel's masterful Munich moment

Monday 14:30 GMT

Merkel has already stepped aside as leader of the CDU to make way for her preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who used the conference in Munich to do some foreign policy networking.

Nevertheless, her foreign policy legacy has been firmly established after this year's Munich Security Conference.

Source: BBC

Australian parties 'hacked by state actor'

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Australian PM Scott Morrison says the country's major political parties and parliament were hit by a "malicious intrusion" on their computer networks. But he added there was "no evidence of any electoral interference".

After the attack on the parliament's computer network two weeks ago, officials said there was "no evidence" that information had been accessed or stolen.

Source: Common Domain

Asian markets kick higher on renewed U.S.-China trade hopes

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Oil companies such as Woodside Petroleum WPL, +2.69%  , Beach Energy BPT, +3.18%   and Santos STO, +1.42%   jumped in Australia. After the markets closed on Friday, China and the U.S. announced plans to resume trade negotiations in Washington, fueling hopes that both countries were edging toward a deal.

Source: Global News

With Brexit deadline six weeks away, UK is in high anxiety

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

With Britain due to leave the EU in six weeks and still no deal in sight on the terms of its departure, both supporters and opponents of Brexit are in a state of high anxiety.

Here’s what could happen next after Theresa May’s crushing Brexit defeat. Brexit supporters often turn to nostalgic evocations of World War II and Britain’s “finest hour,” to the annoyance of pro-Europeans. The imagery reached a peak of absurdity during a recent BBC news report on Brexit, when the anchor announced that “Theresa May says she intends to go back to Brussels to renegotiate her Brexit deal,” as the screen cut to black-and-white footage of World War II British Spitfires going into battle.

Source: DW

Insect protection law mooted by German minister

Monday 13:34 GMT

Plummeting numbers of insect species, partly as a result of widespread pesticide use, has prompted Germany's Environment Minister Svenja Schulze to call for a new law to protect bugs.

The planned Insect Protection Act will likely contain binding requirements for changes to rules governing nature conservation, water resources, and plant protection, while further restricting the use of fertilizers, the German dpa news agency reported.

Source: BBC

Smollett 'had no role in own attack'

Monday 13:34 GMT

Lawyers for the US actor Jussie Smollett have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men.

"He has now been further victimised by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. "Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with," a statement from lawyers Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said.

Source: The Guradian

Agonising hunt by US father for children trapped in Isis enclave

Monday 13:34 GMT

His story, and those of his deeply endangered children, mirrors the trajectory of Isis: the stark, early days when the group appeared to have no boundaries, and the merciless years that followed.

In the anguished following days and the four long years since, Shikder’s search for his children, Yusuf, then seven, and Zahra, then three, has been a bitter journey, which he has kept to himself until now.

Source: Global News

‘This is a serious disease’: Why we should worry that measles is making a comeback

Monday 13:34 GMT

Health officials confirm ‘several’ cases of measles at Vancouver schools. The World Health Organization (WHO) even declared the anti-vaccination movement one of 2019’s top 10 health threats, saying that measles cases have risen globally by 30 per cent, though not all of these cases are attributable to vaccine hesitancy.

“If I have measles and I walk into a room full of people who have not been vaccinated and never had measles themselves,” Crowcroft said, “on average I would infect another 18 people and each of those people would infect another 18 people.”

Source: Reuters

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

Monday 13:34 GMT

The office tower, now a familiar part of the capital’s high-rise skyline, has run foul of what real estate brokers, bankers and analysts say is an oversupplied Qatar property market ahead of the 2022 World Cup that mirrors a real estate downturn in the wider Gulf region after a drop in oil prices.

“It’ll be interesting to see what happens when they (real estate prices) are really put under pressure in a year’s time, when a lot of new supply hits the market,” Johnny Archer, Associate Director of DTZ, a Doha-based real estate firm, said.

Source: The Guradian

Burned out and overwhelmed: should you embrace the joy of no?

Tuesday 06:03 GMT

It is on the cover of two new books, The Joy of No (#Jono) by Debbie Chapman, published at the end of last year, and The Joy of Missing Out, by the philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann, published earlier this month.

Joy is not the only idea linking these three approaches: Chapman, Brinkmann and Kondo all tap into the same zeitgeisty wish to clean up our cluttered lives.

Source: The Guradian

Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU

Tuesday 06:03 GMT

Headlined “Should we take global governance seriously?”, it reads today like a roadmap of the Trump administration’s intent to destroy the EU. In it, Bolton lashes out at “globalists” who seek to tie nation states into a web of international norms and agreements that restrict sovereignty.

Some of its larger member states are now trying to stand up in ways that clearly irk the Trump team – as with the new mechanism to sidestep sanctions against Iran.

Source: BBC

Porsche warns UK buyers of Brexit surcharge

Tuesday 06:03 GMT

Rebecca Chaplin, editor of Car Dealer magazine, which first reported Porsche's move said it was bad news for industry because it would make buyers want to delay purchases until the picture was clearer after Brexit.

Stuttgart-based Porsche said in an emailed statement to the BBC: "As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty of up to 10% may be applied to cars imported into the UK by us after March 29. "In light of this, we have chosen to inform customers whose cars are likely to arrive after Brexit occurs to warn them that they may be affected by this tariff - allowing them to be fully informed at the point of sale and, if they wish, to adjust their order accordingly.

Source: DW

Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry

Tuesday 06:03 GMT

Citing "official diplomatic channels," Maduro's foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, wrote on Twitter that the MEP group had been warned in days prior that an attempt to visit Venezuela "for conspiratorial aims" would result in barred entry and called on them to avoid the "provocation." The MEPs said they had  traveled to Venezuela on official invitation of National Assembly, which is "an organ recognized internationally and recognized by Maduro himself."

Source: BBC

French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

Thursday 00:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin prices on track for three-day skid

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: BBC

Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

Tuesday 00:33 GMT
Source: Fox News

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog expected to be 'a forever hospice foster'

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Top 10 foods to try in Sweden

Monday 11:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cisco stock rises as earnings, outlook top expectations

Thursday 00:35 GMT
Source: BBC

5 questions about Frozen 2 we just can't let go

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: CTV

Wilson-Raybould meets with Trudeau's cabinet amid SNC-Lavalin heat on the Hill

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Sales Prices Increase as Number of Houses Sold Drops

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85, reports say

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

Doug Schoen: Remembering Pat Caddell -- a colleague, mentor and friend

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: BBC

Karl Lagerfeld: The life of a design icon in pictures

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: DW

German NASA volunteer finds oldest white dwarf star

Today 08:59 GMT

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