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Trump's Trade War to Harm U.S. Farm Exports by $1.9bn 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The share of total U.S. agricultural exports to China in value terms is projected to be six percent, down sharply, with China falling from the top market in 2017 to fifth place,” USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson said.
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What Happened to the Struggle for Socialism in Latin America? 21.2.2019
The "pink tide" governments undermined themselves by committing to extractivism, says author Mike Gonzalez.

The post What Happened to the Struggle for Socialism in Latin America? appeared first on Truthout.

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Blockchain is solid, in that there is no liquidity 21.2.2019 techCrunch
The quality of a financial market is driven by liquidity. Companies want to list on the NYSE, because that’s where the most financial investors in the world are located, and the thicker the market for investors, the better the valuations for companies. The NYSE has “problems” though — its closed most hours of the week, […]
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Eubank Snr 'petrified' for son's 'do or die' fight against DeGale 21.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Chris Eubank Jr says victory over James DeGale is critical for his career while his father admits he is "petrified" about the outcome.
'The Border' is Don Winslow's final chapter in a chilling, timely and seminal drug war trilogy 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A car stops on a hilltop. A man gets out. He walks a few paces and stands at the ridge. The desert valley stretches to Scissors Crossing, where tiny armies of migrants and drug mules once slipped through box canyons in summer swelter and winter frost. They don’t come so much anymore, but when the...

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US, China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war – sources 21.2.2019 Raw Story

The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The world’s two largest economies have sl...

The post US, China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war – sources appeared first on Raw Story.

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Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner 21.2.2019 TechCrunch
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 […]
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Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan 21.2.2019 BBC: Business
The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.
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Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight 21.2.2019 BBC: Business
Are US tariffs on Spanish olives a pretext for a bigger challenge to world trade?
Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G 21.2.2019 BBC: Technology
Four new Galaxy S10 phones are revealed including a 5G option with a record-sized screen.
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US election 2020: Which Democrat will take on Trump in 2020? 20.2.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Bernie Sanders has joined the race to stop Donald Trump from being re-elected. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?
The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump 20.2.2019
To transform U.S. foreign policy, we need a real public debate on the arms trade.

The post The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump appeared first on Truthout.

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I Told Her We Were Brought Over the Rio Grande on a Raft. I Never Called It a Smuggling. 20.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was co-published by ProPublica and Guernica. The first stories we can correct are the ones we tell ourselves. My story, the one I have hung onto since I was a little girl, is that I got lucky. Luck made sense because luck can happen to anyone. Even me. Luck fit into the parts of […]
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‘America first’ increasingly looks like America alone 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The annual Munich Security Conference is usually a somnolent affair, a ritual renewal of vows between the United States and its European allies. This year was different.

Germany’s outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, finally said what she thinks of President Trump.

Without using Trump’s name, she...

Bernie Sanders already moved Democrats to the left. Why is he running again? 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Is there another outsider who yanked an unwilling political party further in his or her ideological direction in a shorter period of time than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)? I mean, other than Donald Trump.

Back when he was polling in single digits at the outset of the 2016 presidential primary,...

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‘Bernie Is Back’: ABC, CBS Tout Sanders Jumping into 2020 Race 20.2.2019 NewsBusters
The 77-year-old democratic socialist from Vermont, Senator Bernie Sanders, threw his hat into the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday. And while they weren’t necessarily “feeling the Bern”, ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News touted his entrance and wondered how far left his policies have pulled the Democratic ...
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Pompeo, Pence & the Alienation of Europe 20.2.2019
If the objective was to further isolate the U.S., the two officials could not have done a better job last week, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News What a job Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary…Read more →
Stock indexes edge up, and Walmart jumps after posting strong earnings 20.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Stocks shook off an early wobble on Wall Street on Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market’s gains into a fourth week.

Solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Communication services firms, banks and home builders...

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U.S. and China Redefining the Terms of War 20.2.2019
Today, war means so much more than military combat, writes Michael T. Klare. It can take place even as the leaders of the warring powers meet to negotiate.  By Michael T. Klare In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, “Destined for War,” Harvard professor…Read more →
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'No deal' tariffs for food - but what about for others? 19.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Michael Gove has promised to protect farmers from cheap food imports.
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