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China's takeover of mega-company puts properties in U.S. and worldwide in hands of Chinese government 23.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Chinese regulators have taken control of the Anbang Insurance Group, a privately owned Chinese conglomerate that owns New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria, temporarily putting management of the hotel and other high-profile international properties in the hands of the Chinese government.

China’s insurance...

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U.S. Empire Still Incoherent After All These Years 21.2.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: Without solid economic, political and ideological bases, the U.S. lacks the legitimacy and authority it needs to operate beyond its borders, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies in this essay. By Nicolas J.S. Davies I recently reread Michael Mann’s book, Incoherent…Read more →
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The Daily 202: Florida shooting aftermath shows a generation that’s more impressive than typically portrayed 20.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The kids are alright.
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NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar: ‘Peter was getting extraordinarily rich… Let Peter share a little bit with Paul’ 20.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe 17.2.2018 TechCrunch
 Chances are you’ve heard of Google. You’re likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive tech journalist, you may not know that Google, or, more properly, Alphabet, is also invests in startups. And, like most of what Google does, Alphabet invests… Read ...
India’s Zoomcar raises $40M led by automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra 16.2.2018 techCrunch
 India’s Zoomcar — which operates an on-demand car rental service — has raised a $40 million Series C round led by Mahindra & Mahindra, the 70-year-old Indian corporation that specializes in automotive. Ford and other existing investors also took part in the round, Zoomcar confirmed. CEO and co-founder Greg Moran added that the round is still open and may be extended… Read ...
Iraq’s ‘Liberation Day’ 15.2.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Today is the 15-year anniversary of what was described as “the largest protest event in human history” – the Feb. 15, 2003 coordinated day of demonstrations against the imminent U.S. invasion of Iraq. On this occasion we republish an article…Read more →
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Satellites: Sea level rise to reach 2 feet by 2100 14.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rising seas will likely overwhelm adaptation efforts in many coastal cities.
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India, China vie for influence as crisis unfolds in Maldives 11.2.2018 Washington Post: World
As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation.
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The Finance 202: Powell's problem: Will new Fed chair try to save stock market? 9.2.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Powell's problem: Will new Fed chair try to save stock market?
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Rand Paul’s short-lived shutdown is ending, but his warning about the GOP’s deficit hypocrisy reverberates 9.2.2018 Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was visibly irritated when his fellow Kentuckian objected to a motion to end the budget debate. But making Republicans uncomfortable was the whole point of Paul’s exercise.
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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group closes first fund at $360M 9.2.2018 TechCrunch
 B Capital Group, the VC fund founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has closed out its first fund at $360 million. Read ...
Why is India ‘missing’ 63 million women — even though development is roaring? 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Why is India ‘missing’ 63 million women — even though development is roaring?
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‘They want to erase us.’ Hunger used to target Rohingya 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.
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“They want to erase us.” Hunger used to target Rohingya 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.
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Who is Patrick Soon-Shiong? An L.A. billionaire with big ideas — and mixed achievements 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After more than a decade of out-of-town ownership, the Los Angeles Times could once more be locally owned, this time by a billionaire immigrant with a track record of immense success and dizzying — if sometimes unfulfilled — ambition.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, a doctor turned entrepreneur who was born...

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Watch Trump’s full speech in Blue Ash, Ohio 6.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump on Feb. 5 praised the GOP tax overhaul during a speech in Blue Ash, Ohio. But he also warned Republican voters against “complacency” in the midterm elections. Here is his full speech.
The hazards of China's global ambitions 6.2.2018 Washington Post
The hazards of China's global ambitions
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North Koreans have tasted freedom through the markets. Sanctions could put that at risk. 4.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The sanctions could force ordinary people back into relying on the Kim regime, analysts say.
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Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War Is a Bitter One 4.2.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe. By Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley Last October marked the 16th…Read more →
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