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EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment - SFGate
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BERLIN (AP) - European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent. Kurz says he hopes this is a "good start signal for more European investment in Africa so that the African continent, when it comes to investment, isn't just conceded to the Chinese.". African Union Chairman Paul Kagame, Rwanda's president, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were among the leaders on hand for the forum.

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Lee Kuan Yew among foreigners honoured for helping China to open up | South China Morning Post
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China honoured 10 foreigners on Tuesday, including Singapore's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew, for their part in realising the policy of reform and opening up that propelled China's economic miracle. The recipients of the China Reform Friendship Medals are foreigners Beijing regards as having played a key role in helping China open up to the world economically and diplomatically. Greenberg was among the first American people to do business in China following Richard Nixon's efforts to re-establish ties in the 1970s.

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Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC | The Tribune
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"There's a lot to be said for that - finding ways to win," Brees said. On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense. Brees likes that the Saints have found many different ways to win, even though not all of them have been pretty.

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Forward Bloc indicates change in Left-Cong alliance | Deccan Herald
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Days after Congress' victory in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Forward Bloc indicated a change in its stand with regard to the prospect of an alliance between the Left Front and Congress. The Forward Bloc leadership which has so far been one of the most vocal critics of the Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal in the 2016 Assembly election indicated that they will not hesitate to support Congress after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to prevent BJP from returning to power. “After the 2019 elections, if we see that BJP on its own cannot come to power, we will do everything necessary to prevent BJP from returning to power,” Forward Bloc national general secretary Debabrata Biswas told DH.

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Russian disinformation campaign to help Donald Trump bigger than thought, twin studies show | South China Morning Post
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Together the reports describe the Russian campaign with sweep and detail not before available. Months after US President Donald Trump took office, Russia's disinformation teams trained their sites on a new target: special counsel Robert Mueller. The reports also underscore the difficulty of defeating Russian disinformation as operatives moved easily from platform to platform, making the process of detecting and deleting misleading posts impossible for any company on its own to manage.

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Los Angeles Times: Who has the right to Nazi-looted art | Opinion | omaha.com
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But even when a looted work of art is located, a new battle may begin over who deserves to own it. But her relatives and their lawyer, David Boies, contend that the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, where the Impressionist painting now hangs, knew that it was Nazi-looted art when it was bought from the museum's namesake, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, who has since died. Boies, who represents Cassirer's surviving great-grandson, David Cassirer, argues that the baron, a major collector, was shamelessly, willfully aware that the painting was Nazi-looted art.

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Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train | The Sacramento Bee
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Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train Monday as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officers pursued the suspect on foot. Johnson said the two officers went to the scene Monday after a "ShotSpotter" alert went out.

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Japan to spend more on defense, refit 1st aircraft carrier | The Telegraph
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Japan plans to buy 147 F-35s, including 42 F-35Bs, over the next decade. A cost estimate for the refitted carrier wasn't given. The refitting of a second helicopter carrier would follow.

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Michael Flynn sentencing, 'The Voice' finale: 5 things to know Tuesday
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia ambassador Sergey Kisylak during the run-up to President Donald Trump's inauguration. Flynn has met with investigators 19 times, according to prosecutors, and also admitted lying about Turkish lobbying and research work. Michael Flynn sentencing, 'The Voice' season finale: 5 things to know Tuesday Michael Flynn learns his fate, 'The Voice' crowns its new champion and more things to get your Tuesday morning started.

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CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance | Hosted
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NEW YORK (AP) - CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. It was unclear if CBS would do so. A search for a new CEO is ongoing to replace interim CEO Joe Ianniello.

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Comey unleashes on Trump, GOP over attacks on FBI
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Breaking: Tension as Police barricade N/Assembly gate - Vanguard News Nigeria
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Everyone who had made it early to the assembly for either work or business was stopped at the gate. ABUJA - Tension is rife within the periphery of the National Assembly especially at the main gate opposite the Federal Secretariat , Abuja as stern looking police men mount guards, preventing staff, journalists and traders from accessing the complex. It is not certain who gave the orders but what is known is that National Assembly workers under an umbrella name of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN are on strike declared on Monday to protest a backlog of unpaid allowances and arrears.

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Little If Any Progress as Partial Government Shutdown Looms - Naharnet
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Meanwhile more than 800,000 government workers are preparing for the uncertainty ahead. "President Trump still doesn't have a plan to keep the government open," Schumer said Monday. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

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Awami League to ensure electricity coverage for all by 2020 | Dhaka Tribune
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The Awami League has pledged to ensure 100% electricity coverage, for everyone across Bangladesh, by 2020. The manifesto-unveiling event was held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, in Dhaka, on Tuesday. These pledges were announced by Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as she delivered her speech to unveil Awami League's Special Pledge Manifesto on Tuesday.

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Vote of confidence | BusinessWorld
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Needless to say, it's a vote of confidence on the way the former Gators mentor has steered their campaigns since he arrived on the scene in 2015. Certainly, the numbers show the strides Donovan has made year on year. And so the Thunder went about cementing their relationship with Donovan.

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Tuesday briefing: No confidence? No deal? May in a fix | Equities.com
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and the Conservatives embroiled in a row about the opposition's attempts to stage a no-confidence vote. She will tell today's cabinet meeting that no-deal planning is being accelerated and the doomsday scenario is a real possibility if her deal is rejected. Brussels to convince rebellious Tories to back her own Brexit package.

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These five countries have most Miss Universe winners - Lifestyle - The Jakarta Post
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Their most recent Miss Universe is Olivia Culpo, who held the title in 2012. The Miss Universe beauty pageant has been held since 1952 to celebrate the beautiful diversity of women and to celebrate their contributions to society. The Philippines, the country currently holding the title of Miss Universe, already reigns in the top five with three previous wins.

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Bucks hold on late for 107-104 win over Pistons - Connecticut Post
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The Pistons rallied and had the ball with a chance to tie. Bucks: Khris Middleton scored 22 points and Bledsoe added 17. Ersan Ilyasova also missed the game for the Bucks with a nose contusion.

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James Dolan reportedly open to selling New York Knicks and New York Liberty | BusinessWorld
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NEW YORK - James Dolan is selling the New York Liberty and the owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers would listen if bidders wanted to make a run at his NBA and NHL franchises. “And so in that position, I could never say that I wouldn't consider selling the Knicks.”. Should that certified offer arrive, Dolan said he owes it to shareholders to vet the opportunity.

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T-Mobile US launches support for eSIM on iPhone - Telecompaper
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T-Mobile US launched the T-Mobile eSIM app for iOS which allows travellers to the US and existing customers to use the eSIM on the latest iPhones to add a secondary prepaid line to any unlocked iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. T-Mobile's eSIM app supports any T-Mobile or unlocked iPhone XS, XS Max or XR with iOS 12.1.1 or later. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.

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Obsessive Chinese fans of K-pop stars Wanna One force flight to be delayed | South China Morning Post
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Three overenthusiastic K-pop fans have been blamed for delaying a flight after booking tickets so they could get a closer view of their idols. The trio, two from mainland China and one from Hong Kong, had booked tickets on a Korean Air flight between Hong Kong and Seoul, which members of the band Wanna One were travelling on after performing in the city. Chinese social media users have been known pay for information about stars' travel plans down to their flight and seat numbers - information they then use to buy tickets on the same flights to get close to their idols.

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Will US firms' Macau casino licences get politicised by US-China trade war? Don't bet on it | South China Morning Post
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As the US-China trade war escalates, with all economic ties between the two countries at risk of being politicised, investment banks and fund managers are keeping a close eye on casino licences for American companies in Macau. If Beijing wishes to up the ante in the trade war, the US-owned casinos in Macau represent a potential target for retribution, he said. Currently, three of the six casino operators in Macau, the only part of China where gambling is legal, are US-owned.

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“The choice of Ushongo Local Government Area, and Ikyobo in particular is very deliberate. “Therefore, I am one and the same person as a Kwande person. And because I am a Kwande product, it is legitimate for me to also contest.”.

Pakistani food vendor serves 'halal' to New Yorkers - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
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The days when Muslim immigrants had to worry about Halal food in New York are long gone. And Halal is now considered a staple food in the city. Like Adnan, the owners of Sammy's Halal Cart are also Pakistani.

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