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Friday, November 15, 2019

New Report: Climate Change Damaging Health of Current, Future Generations

A new report discovers that the climate crisis is already damaging our health and may burden future generations to come with lifelong health problems. The...

Facebook Launches Digital Payment Service

Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a digital payment service similar to Amazon Pay. However, given its wide-scale and reach, Facebook is offering many services. The...

US Judge Rules: No Searches of Phones, Laptops Without Warrants

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at...

New ILO Report: Much Child Labor Occurs Down the Food Chain

ILO, Geneva- A new report indicates that a significant share of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs at their lower...

Chinese to Buy British Steel, Save Jobs

Scunthorpe Plant        BBC- British Steel is set to announce a rescue deal with China's Jingye Group, which could safeguard up to 4,000 jobs in the...

UK Okays Cannabis Based Medicines for Epilepsy, MS

  The first cannabis-based medicines have been approved for use on the NHS for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis sufferers. New guidance from the National Institute for Health...

Workers Rights, Safety Topped the 337th ILO Meet

The 337th meeting of the International Labor Organization delved into workers rights and safety, as well as labor issues in Guatemala and Venezuela. Decisions were...

Biblical Rainstorm Cripples Parts of UK

Severe flooding of Biblical proportions has hit northern Britain with one death reported and dozens of people having to spend the night in a...

Judge Fines Trump $2m for Veterans Charity Fraud

A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2m for misusing funds from his US military veterans charity to finance his...

UK: 15 Illegal Immigrants Found Alive in Truck

Fifteen people have been found in the back of a truck in Wiltshire following reports of suspicious activity involving the vehicle. Wiltshire police said they...

Saudis Praise Yemen Warring Factions Cease Fire

RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen...

Mexico Massacre: Trump Vows Revenge Against Cartels

President Trump said Tuesday the U.S. is ready to "wage war" on the drug cartels and "wipe them off the face of the earth" after...

Apple to Donate $2.5b to Ease San Francisco Area Housing Crisis

Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California Apple said it will put up $2.5 billion toward easing California’s housing crisis. The sum from Apple eclipses pledges by fellow Silicon...

Why So Many Mass Protests? Economics, Demography, Powerlessness, Social Media

The Economist- FOR ANYONE trying to follow protest movements around the world it is hard to keep up. Large anti-government demonstrations, some peaceful and...

Voter Influence: Twitter Bans All Political Ads

  New Scientist- Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted,...

Nats Beat Astros for Baseball WS Title

  The Washington Nationals are World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the decisive seventh game in Texas. It...

Vanuatu: A Cautionary CBI Story

  Vanuatu is reviewing its “passports for sale” scheme over concerns that inadequate scrutiny of the mainly Chinese applicants risks undermining the visa-free access it...

Facebook Agrees to Pay Cambridge Analytica Fine

  Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay the UK’s data regulator a $644,000 fine for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook appealed...

US Congress Commemorates Armenian Genocide 100-Years-Ago

Photos of Armenian intellectuals (L-R) Krikor Zohrab, Ruben Sevak, Daniel Varoujan, Komitas and Siamanto, who were among those arrested by Ottoman forces in 1915,...

UK: Business Chiefs, Environmentalists Hopeful for Dec. Election

  UK business leaders have welcomed news of a pre-Christmas general election and urged politicians to use it as an opportunity to break the Brexit...

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