Ireland to move oil reserves from UK over Brexit: Sunday Independent

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government is planning to move 200,000 tonnes of its oil reserves from Britain as part of its Brexit preparations and will sign off on the move this week, Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper reported. Ministers will sign off on the decision to move the oil, which includes refined products, at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the […]

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U.S. President Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Helsinki summit

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 election. People attend ‘Helsinki Calling’ protest ahead of meeting between the U.S. President Donald Trump and […]

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Myanmar arrests government critic under sedition law

(The July 13 story was refiled to correct paragraph 4 to add the dropped word ‘not’) By Shoon Naing YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police have arrested a prominent government critic on suspicion of violating sedition laws, the critic and media said on Friday, an offense that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Ngar Min Swe was arrested at his […]

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Flydubai halts flights to Iraqi city of Najaf until July 22: statement

DUBAI (Reuters) – Flydubai has halted flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf “due to the disruption on the ground” at the airport until July 22, the Dubai state-owned airline said on Sunday. Najaf airport was closed on Friday after protests there halted air traffic. Najaf is among the cities in southern Iraq that have witnessed days of protests over […]

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Syria monitor and rebels says jets bomb rebel-held town in Quenitra…

AMMAN (Reuters) – A Syrian war monitor and rebels on Sunday said jets bombed an opposition held town in Quenitra province in the first such aerial strike in a year. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they believed the jets that targeted Mashara were Russian that struck from high altitudes. Another rebel source said artillery from nearby Syrian […]

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Retail workers are struggling to make ends meet

Retail workers are doing the hustle just to pay the utility bills. A record number of US retail employees are hustling for more part-time hours and side jobs to make ends meet. Downsizing and waves of store closures — nearly 9,300 last year and about 2,500 already announced in 2018 — are trimming the ranks of full-time store employees. About […]

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May warns rebels – Back me or risk ‘no Brexit at all’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 23, […]

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How innovation helped save Detroit

Entrepreneurship is in Detroit’s DNA. It’s what turned it into one of America’s most iconic cities, known the world over as the heart of both the nation’s automobile industry and the birthplace of music’s “MoTown sound” genre. Now a new generation of entrepreneurs is committed to doing it all over again. Just five years after Detroit was forced to file […]

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Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen…

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump leave the U.S. ambassador’s residence, Winfield House, in London, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin […]

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Americans are feeling better about the economy under Trump

The bread and butter of politics and government for most Americans is … bread and butter. In other words, we care more about the health of our pocketbooks than virtually any other issue. For the latest proof of this maxim, look to Massachusetts’ Emerson College, a very fine liberal arts school — and the second-most accurate national pollster, according to […]

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