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Source: The Guradian

Bono: western world turning its back on HIV fight

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The world is at risk of losing the battle against HIV due to a backlash against aid triggered by a sense that western governments need to solve problems in their own countries, the musician and development campaigner Bono has said.

Now, though, he says the development community “really values” the tough-mindedness shown by Lagarde – but he’ll still be “on her case”.

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Source: Fox News

Trump should ask North Korea to return the USS Pueblo in meeting with Kim

Today 07:01 GMT

An arrival in Pusan would provide a positive signal of support for developing relationship between North Korea and South Korea, as well as an opportunity for diplomacy with U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris to accept the vessel and align its return to the broader ethic of the newly re-established POW-MIA process that supports the veterans and families of the Pueblo crew.

To its credit, the Trump administration, through the personal diplomacy of President Trump with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and the partner diplomacy of South Korea’s President Moon, a new relationship is at hand between the United States and North Korea.

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Source: The Week

Jack Bogle's wisest retirement investing advice

Today 07:00 GMT

Jack Bogle founded a financial services company, The Vanguard Group, that now has 16,600 employees and more than $5 trillion in assets.

"Buy and hold the total stock market, or the S&P 500, or the total bond market; buy and hold forever," Bogle once told The Street, "and that is the secret of investment success."

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Source: Reuters

NFL: Patriots owner hopes Brady returns for one more season

Today 07:01 GMT

(Reuters) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said on Wednesday he hopes his five-times Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady will return for at least one more season.

Brady joined the Patriots when the team selected him with the 199th overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft and has enjoyed an illustrious career during which many feel he has established himself as the greatest quarterback of all time.

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Source: CTV

B.C. Greens won't support officials' return to legislature after spending report

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

British Columbia's Green party will not support the return to the legislature of two senior officers after a report by the Speaker was released alleging spending abuses.

Andrew Weaver says the house leaders for the NDP, Liberals and Greens will consider their options for the futures of clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz, but he would not support their return to work. "To be blunt, I do not see how it is possible for our caucus to continue to have confidence in the clerk and the sergeant-at-arms if they were recommended to come back to the legislature," Weaver told reporters on Tuesday.

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Source: Fox News

Partial government shutdown turns off taps for many craft breweries

Wednesday 19:05 GMT

For the past month they, like other craft brewery owners, have been on edge as the federal government shutdown has turned off the tap for many breweries across the nation.

SMALL BUSINESS BEER DISTRIBUTOR LOSES UPWARDS OF $2K/ DAY OVER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN . “Uncertainty is going to cause small and independent breweries to not hire people, cancel seasonal releases, or – even more frightening – lay off workers,” said Pease.

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Source: Reuters

Prince William turns interviewer in Davos appearance with Attenborough

Wednesday 18:11 GMT

Britain’s Prince William turned interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, quizzing TV naturalist David Attenborough on what he called world leaders’ “faltering” steps to tackle environmental challenges. “Normally I have to endure people asking me questions so it’s quite nice to be able to turn the tables for once,” William, who is second in line to the throne, joked to the 92-year-old TV broadcaster.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Worst-case no-deal Brexit puts Bentley's return to...

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Loss-making carmaker Bentley is on track to be profitable this year but a worst-case no-deal Brexit puts that at “fundamental risk”, its boss told Reuters, adding that the chance of Britain leaving the EU on March 29 with a deal now seemed “fairly low.”

Bentley, which posted a 137 million-euro loss in the first nine months of last year, is undergoing a turnaround under a new boss and is on course to return to the black, Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark said, but that plan could be undone by the form Brexit takes.

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Source: Common Domain

Don’t buy a classic car if you plan to resell it to make a tidy profit

Monday 11:45 GMT

See: Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler may have added $29.6 billion to retirement accounts. Gross returns from classic and vintage cars overall worked out at around 5.6% a year over the period 1998 through 2015, or 3.4% a year after inflation, found economists Luc Renneboog and Dries Laurs at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

“Transaction, storage, transportation, insurance, maintenance and restoration costs can be substantial for classic cars, and vastly surpass the costs of (financial) asset classes,” they admit.

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Source: The Guradian

Serie A returns with a reminder that it can be beautiful too

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Napoli 2-1 Lazio, Cagliari 2-2 Empoli, Fiorentina 3-3 Sampdoria, Spal 1-1 Bologna, Frosinone 0-5 Atalanta, Inter 0-0 Sassuolo, Udinese 1-2 Parma, Roma 3-2 Torino

The crowd at San Siro was the smallest it had been for any game in this Serie A season, yet also perhaps the most uplifting. Inter’s match against Sassuolo was originally supposed to be played behind closed doors, as a punishment for racist abuse of Kalidou Koulibaly by supporters at the stadium last month.

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Source: Common Domain

Mastercard cracks down on retailers who turn free trials into paid subscriptions — without warning customers

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

Mastercard MA, +1.35% is hoping that its new initiative will prevent the headaches many Americans face after they forget to cancel a free subscription and find themselves paying so-called “grey charges.” The credit-card issuer announced in a blog post this month that it’s implementing new guidelines for merchants that offer “free trials” to make the process of cancelling a subscription easier.

Additionally, the law required notifications regarding free trials and paid subscriptions that are similar to the guidelines Mastercard is instituting.

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Source: BBC

China turns on 'gene editing' scientist

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

China says the scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report.

He was evasive about other details, including the names of "some experts" who, he said, had reviewed his work and offered feedback.

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Source: Reuters

As Taliban talks gather pace, Afghan women fear turning back clock

Wednesday 02:24 GMT

As talks to end Afghanistan’s long war pick up momentum, women such as Mashal fear the freedoms eked out since U.S.-backed Afghan forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001 are about to slide backwards, and complain their voices are being sidelined.

The Taliban say they have changed, and that they would allow women to be educated, though they say schools should be segregated by gender and women required to wear loose clothing.

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Source: BBC

British rocket returns home from Australia

Tuesday 08:03 GMT

The UK's only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home.

The company's next rockets, Skylark Micro and SkyHy, will allow its team to gain more launch experience, with the latter capable of reaching the edge of space.

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Source: Global News

‘Big Brother Canada’ Season 7 premiere date: Reality show returning to Global in March

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

READ MORE: ‘Big Brother Canada’ casting director Robyn Kass gives tips for auditions. “We are so proud to be ushering in an all-new season of Big Brother Canada on Global,” said Maria Hale, senior vice-president of Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition with Corus Entertainment.

“What we have in store for our batch of house guests in Season 7 will be a widely exciting ride that viewers will be talking about all season long!”. READ MORE: Kato Kaelin says he’s going to talk about O.J. Simpson in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house. Additional details about Season 7 of Big Brother Canada, including this season’s theme, house guests and grand prize, will be announced in the coming weeks.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte