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‘I’m not doing it for fun’: German MP returns to parliament as a transgender woman

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Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did. Representing the Green Party, Tessa Ganserer is Germany’s first openly transgender politician. Ganserer represented Nuremberg North as Markus since 2013, and Read More

Facebook shocker: Unsealed docs will detail how social media giant made money off children

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A figurine is seen in front of the Facebook logo in this illustration taken, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic – RC155C02C7D0 Facebook will surely be bracing itself for some fresh backlash from the public next week following a number of revealing legal documents being unsealed. Those documents are expected to detail how Facebook made money Read More

'Mistreated in prison, family kept in the dark' – ex-colleague of detained Iranian journalist to RT

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US-born journalist Marzieh Hashemi had her religious rights violated in jail, where she was put shortly after coming to the US from Iran, her representative has told RT. Her family, meanwhile, has received no answers from the FBI. Nargess Moballeghi, an independent journalist and a former colleague of Hashemi, who was detained by the US Read More

IEA sees oil demand growth defying economic slowdown

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By Grant Smith on 1/18/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — Global oil demand remains on course to be stronger this year than in 2018 as a boost from lower fuel prices counters slowing economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency.  “We have seen prices fall very significantly since the peak at the beginning of October, and Read More

Shutdown is starting to hurt Trump's financial deregulation agenda

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to fund a wall he promised to build on the U.S.- Mexican border is threatening another campaign pledge to make rules easier to navigate for banks and corporations. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media before boarding Read More

Australia's blistering heat set records for December: weather bureau

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A koala grooms itself near a sprinkler during a heatwave in Springfield’s Carrick Hill, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in this still image taken from social media video January 15, 2019. Catherine Lawless via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia reported its hottest day on record for December and it was also the warmest December ever, during Read More

Petrobras has published its 2018 oil, natural gas production

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1/16/2019 Drillship. Photo: Andre Ribeiro. RIO DE JANEIRO —  Petrobras reports that in 2018, its total production of oil and gas, including natural gas liquids (NGL), was 2.63 MMboed, of which 2.53 MMboed produced in Brazil and 101,000 boed abroad. Petrobras’ own production of oil in Brazil was 2.03 MMbpd. The annual average of the Read More

GM's Washington charm offensive sidelined by Wall Street's push for profit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself “Turbo,” suggesting a leaner approach for the largest U.S. automaker would “accelerate its transformation.” A logo of General Motors is pictured at its plant in Silao, in Guanajuato state, Mexico, November 9, 2017. Picture Read More

Shoe retailer Payless to explore options, including sale: sources

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FILE PHOTO: A Payless ShoeSource store logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S. April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc has hired an adviser to help evaluate strategic alternatives, including a sale or restructuring, less than 18 months after it emerged from Read More

Sears bankruptcy raises old questions about cost of going broke

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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Sears has survived the Great Depression and world wars. Whether the 126-year-old retailer stays afloat or goes out of business now hinges in part on paying for the enormous bill piled up by going broke. FILE PHOTO: A dismantled sign sits leaning outside a Sears department store one day after it Read More