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Brexit: Johnson to stress trade deal deadline in EU meeting 8.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The PM is set to tell the EU Commission president that the UK will not prolong negotiations beyond 2020.
How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses 7.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business […]
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US “Plans” for the Afghan War Might Prove a Crime Against Humanity 6.1.2020
A soldier in fatigues looks at a helicopter on the dusty side of a mountain
As another war looms on the horizon, the Afghan war is in its 18th year and "progress" is as nonexistent as ever.
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Naomi Klein: Climate Solutions That Neglect Inequality Are Doomed to Fail 6.1.2020
We need to lower emissions in a way that also builds a fair economy, says author and activist Naomi ...
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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada 6.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
American marijuana has a reputation for being the best in the world. But the federal prohibition on marijuana makes shipments across state lines or overseas a pipe dream.
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Indonesian arrested selling Sumatran tiger skin 6.1.2020 Raw Story
An Indonesian caught trying to sell the skin of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger has been arrested, police said Monday, highlighting the problem of animal trafficking in the Southeast Asian country. Authorities in Aceh, at the northern tip of Sumatra island, arrested the man last week after he offered to sell the skin to an […]
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Crude and gold extend gains, stocks sink on fear of US-Iran war 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Oil prices surged, gold hit a more than six-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the US assassination last week of a top Iranian general fanned fears of a major conflict in the Middle East. Donald Trump warned of a “major retaliation” against Tehran after it threatened revenge for the killing Friday of commander […]
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How Trump’s trade war is making lobbyists rich and slamming small businesses 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business had endured for years, which he often found unreasonable. “There was a time when every day I dreaded opening the mail,” said Elrod, who founded a small firm in South Carolina called Eccotemp that makes energy-efficient, […]
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Members of Congress Own Up to $93 Million in Fossil Fuel Stocks 4.1.2020
As dire climate change projections mount, one in four members of Congress is invested in oil, gas, or coal ...
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Letters to the Editor: Is California's cap-and-trade program making climate change worse? 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Making manufacturing more expensive in California can only worsen climate change.

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Mike Pence blames Iran for 9/11 attacks — but the official commission found the opposite 4.1.2020 Raw Story
Mike Pence incorrectly claimed that Iran helped the 9/11 hijackers that attacked the World Trade Towers in 2001. In fact, Pence’s claim is not only wrong, it was actually investigated by while Pence was in Congress. Assisted in the clandestine travel to Afghanistan of 10 of the 12 terrorists who carried out the September 11 […]
What will happen to oil if there is another war? 4.1.2020 BBC: Business
Experts say that looking at past wars in Iraq to see what oil will do next is folly. Here is why.
News Analysis: Trump has little to show for his efforts on Iran, North Korea 3.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

None of Trump's most championed foreign causes — a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians; disarmament of nuclear North Korea; crushing Iran's leadership — has produced desired results.

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Tokyo 2020: Why some people want the rising sun flag banned 3.1.2020 BBC: World
For some, it is a reminder of Japanese atrocities - so should it be banned at Tokyo's Olympics?
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2020 forecast for the climate, TV, sports, the Supreme Court, more 2.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The year ahead is never as clear as the year behind. Still, here's a look ahead at recession, restaurants, entertainment, the Earth.

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Opinion: Why California's climate solution isn't cutting it 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California's cap-and-trade program, gamed by the oil companies, has so many exceptions it's nearly toothless.

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The tobacco farmers chasing a sweeter crop 2.1.2020 BBC: World
Greek farmers have hit a sweet spot after growing sugar substitute stevia instead of tobacco.
‘Mike Bloomberg is blinded by his wallet’: Billionaire’s dealings in China draw ‘unprecedented scrutiny’ 2.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s greed has resulted in multiple questions as whether he is acting in the best interests of America or in his own personal financial interests. But things could get worse if billionaire Michael Bloomberg is elected president in 2020, The Washington Post warned in a blockbuster expose published on New Year’s Day. The […]
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Whisky casks up for sale in online auction 'first' 1.1.2020 BBC: Business
A whisky firm says two dozen barrels will feature in the "world's first dedicated online auction" for casks.
Stokes 'would swap' 2019 success for dad's health 1.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Ben Stokes says he would trade everything he achieved in his World Cup-winning year to see his dad "happy and healthy".
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