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Thomson Reuters media group to nix thousands of jobs

Canadian media firm Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday that it was slashing 3,200 jobs in the next two years. The move was announced as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures, which includes a new focus on its tax and legal businesses. The company also plans to close 30 percent of its global locations, reducing the number to 133 offices by 2020. The information and news provider recently completed the sale of a 55-percent stake in its Financial & Risk unit to private equity firm Blackstone Group. Thomson Reuters has not confirmed which parts of the company will be up...
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France's Emmanuel Macron finds respite amid mass protests

Just a few weeks ago, French President Emmanuel Macron invited some 70 heads of state and government to central Paris to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, which ended World War I. International leaders attended a magnificent ceremony, replete with musical performances and a speech by Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Read more: France revolts against Emmanuel Macron and the 'elite' But now, all that splendor is gone. In recent days, central Paris — and the area surrounding the Arc de Triomphe in particular — has descended into violent protests the likes of which the French capital...
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Close encounter: OSIRIS-REx meets Bennu asteroid

101955 Bennu is an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building and it could be heading straight for us. Every six years, Bennu hurtles closer to the Earth than our own moon. And it could come closer still. Scientists fear it a possible collision with our planet some time in the 22nd century. Which is why the OSIRIS-Rex space mission is trying to getting a better grasp of the risk and how it might be averted. OSIRIS-REx took this picture of Bennu from around 300 kilometers away in late October "If it really comes close to the Earth and...

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Brexit poses existential questions for Scottish nationalists

On June 24, 2016, just hours after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, appeared before the media in Edinburgh. Flanked by the Scottish Saltire and the starry European Union flag, the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader declared that a second referendum on Scottish independence was "highly likely" to protect her country's interests in Europe. Almost two-thirds of Scots voted to remain in the EU. But more than two years later — as the UK, haltingly, moves towards the exit doors — the anticipated upswing in Scottish support for Scottish independence has yet to materialize....
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From baubles to swastikas: Christmas tree ornaments across three centuries

When you think of the Berlin's Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), emperors, kings and other imposing historical figures spring to mind. Few people know that the museum actually has a vast collection of Christmas tree ornaments. A close look at the objects in the current exhibition, "Angel, Swastika, Dome of the Rock: Christmas Tree Decorations from the 19th Century until Today," reveals that such adornments can be more than merely festive, shiny decorations at Christmas time. They can be politically significant, too. The more than 500 objects dating from the 19th century to the present are on display from...
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German artists launch doxing campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters

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Climate Risk Index: 2017 broke records for extreme weather

Two Caribbean island nations and one South Asian country have topped the newest Climate Risk Index as worst-affected by extreme weather in 2017. Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and Dominica ranked one to three in the index, followed by Nepal, Peru and Vietnam, based on their level of exposure and vulnerability to destructive weather events. According to the report by Germanwatch, 2017 was the world's most devastating year for extreme weather on record. Poorer nations suffer Researchers point out that the countries least equipped to deal with such disasters, and which have typically contributed the least to human-induced climate change, are...
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Ukraine: Russia 'partially' unblocks Sea of Azov after Kerch clash

Russia has allowed some ships to enter Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Kyiv confirmed on Thursday. Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said merchant vessels were moving through the Kerch Strait, which links the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea, and the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol have been "partially unblocked" thanks to a "stern international response." However, the minister also said that 17 ships were still waiting to enter the Sea of Azov and one was waiting to leave. He said he hoped the full access would be restored in the coming days. Last week, Omelyan accused...
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Eurozone: EU finance ministers reach reform deal

The EU's 27 finance ministers — minus the UK, which is expected to leave the bloc next year — on Tuesday reached an agreement on reforms to strengthen the eurozone.  "After 16 hours of negotiations, we have a result — a good one," Olaf Scholz, Germany's finance minister, said on Twitter. "Euro reform is taking decisive steps forward." At the core of the agreement is a plan to strengthen the 19-member monetary union's bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), in the event of a major shock to the European economy. However, debate is still ongoing regarding a eurozone budget...

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Macron's government expected to halt fuel tax hike

The French government is preparing to suspend fuel tax increases planned for January 1 in a move to end violent "yellow vest" protests against the measure, a government source said on Tuesday. Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio said the planned increase will be suspended for several months.  Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right party National Rally (formerly the National Front), tweeted: "A moratorium on taxes is being considered. But a moratorium is only a postponement."  This is obviously not up to the expectations and precariousness in which the French are struggling." Republican Senators leader Bruno Retailleau described...
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Britain can stop Brexit unilaterally, says EU court advice

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) official on Tuesday advised the court to rule that the United Kingdom can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Advocate General Manuel Campos said the decision to revoke Article 50 would be "incompatible" with EU rules if it required consensus from the bloc's 27 other member states. The ECJ often rules in line with expert opinion. "That possibility continues to exist until such time as the withdrawal agreement is formally concluded," according to Campos' recommendations. Article 50 allows any EU member state to leave the bloc. It was invoked by the British...
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German artists launch denunciation campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters

A controversial group of artists has called on the public to name right-wingers who took part in violent anti-immigrant protests in eastern Germany earlier this year. As part of its "Special Commission Chemnitz" campaign, artists at the Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) said they would offer a cash reward for anyone who reveals the identity of some 7,000 protesters and their employers using pictures uploaded to the group's website. "Denounce your work colleagues, neighbors or acquaintances today and collect instant cash," the group said. "Help us to remove these problem Germans from the economy and public office." Time for 'denazification'...