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Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a Read More

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

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A judge has ordered the White House to return the press credentials of banned CNN reporter Jim Acosta following his row with Donald Trump. US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of the president, announced his decision in Washington on Friday. The White House said it will “temporarily reinstate” Mr Acosta’s pass in response Read More

Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

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FILE PHOTO: Birds fly past a windmill in Kinderdijk, Netherlands March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country’s highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Last month, an appeals court upheld a 2015 ruling Read More

Crude futures: Scotiabank sees hopes of OPEC supply cut hold up oil complex

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New York — The oil complex was firmly in positive territory during Friday morning trading, led by ICE January Brent, which was up $1.34 at $67.96/b. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now 1540 GMT: Prompt NYMEX December WTI was up $1.27 at $57.73/b. Product futures were stronger Read More

Europe has economic woes of its own beyond Brexit

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Business and City folk who spend much time travelling, when asked about how the rest of Europe looks at the Brexit issue, report two key trends. The first, understandably enough, is that Europeans cannot stop laughing at the ineptitude of Britain’s political class or shaking their heads in disbelief at the way one of the Read More

US continues imports of Russian gas which it insists Europe should stop buying

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Several cargo ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Yamal LNG plant have arrived in the US, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova announced, highlighting the obvious weirdness of the situation. “Oddly enough, with all this visible public flow of negative rhetoric from Washington, Russian liquefied natural gas is successfully being supplied to the Read More

Tired of house calls, Alli Webb built a Drybar styling empire

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A decade ago, Alli Webb was a hair stylist who made house calls, driving all over Los Angeles to shampoo, style, and blow-dry clients’ hair before big nights out. Alli Webb, owner of Drybar, appears in an undated handout photo provided by Alli Webb in Irvine, California, U.S., November 14, 2018. Read More

Japan may halt Iranian oil loadings by March even after resumption

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Highlights Uncertainty on next round of sanction waivers Japan shipping insurance expiry clouds import picture Refiners preparing for all eventualities Tokyo — Japanese refiners are considering resuming Iranian oil imports from January following Washington’s recent sanctions waiver, but the window to load cargoes could halt in two months amid uncertainty about whether the waiver would Read More

Ford CEO open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW

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MIAMI (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) Chief Executive Jim Hackett told Reuters the company was open to investment by automakers and others in its autonomous vehicle business, but cautioned that expanding partnerships with German automaker Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) (VOWG.DE) was a “delicate dance.” Volkswagen’s supervisory board is scheduled to meet on Thursday to review Read More

Karate-loving 10 year-old Siberian girl fends off outdoor pedophile attack

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The preteen used her skills to hold off the attacker until help arrived on the scene. The 43-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. Police say the attack took place on Wednesday evening in the small Siberian town of Lesosibirsk, when the would-be victim, aged ten, was walking alone to her after-school karate lesson. The Read More