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U.K. Opens Door to Scientists But Warns Businesses on Brexit

U.K. Opens Door to Scientists But Warns Businesses on Brexit

The U.K. will relax visa rules for top scientists next month, while pledging to clamp down on low-skilled migration after Brexit.
Bay Area job market surges in December, making 2019 stronger than 2018

Bay Area job market surges in December, making 2019 stronger than 2018

The nine-county region added 2,900 jobs in December, led by a gain of 1,500 jobs in Santa Clara County and 900 positions in the East Bay, although the San Francisco-San Mateo region lost 400 jobs.
After Trump Taunts Colombia, China Pours Billions Into Country

After Trump Taunts Colombia, China Pours Billions Into Country

For years, as China has spent heavily in Latin America, Colombia -- Washington’s closest regional ally -- has stood out as the major country with the smallest Chinese investment. That’s changing, and
‘Train Daddy’ Byford Quits NYC Subway After 2 Years

‘Train Daddy’ Byford Quits NYC Subway After 2 Years

Andy Byford, a Briton lionized as New York City’s “Train Daddy,” resigned as chief of the subway agency just two years after taking over the busiest mass-transit system in the U.S.
Merkel Cautions Europe on Balancing Act in Bipolar World

Merkel Cautions Europe on Balancing Act in Bipolar World

Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. World leaders,
Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they
The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

The Mediterranean Is a Sea of Political Troubles Again

A delicate balance of power in the strategic eastern Mediterranean region is being upset as the U.S. disengages
Trump Hails Trade Deal for U.S. Farms, China Has Other Plans

Trump Hails Trade Deal for U.S. Farms, China Has Other Plans

Donald Trump’s trade truce with Beijing included a pledge to buy billions of dollars of U.S. foodstuffs over the next two years, reopening one of the most important export markets for America’s farm
China’s Finance World Opens Up to Foreigners, Sort Of

China’s Finance World Opens Up to Foreigners, Sort Of

While the trade war was crimping the flow of goods between the U.S. and China, the Chinese government was opening doors in another arena: Inviting more foreign banks, insurance providers and other
Keystone XL Wins Green Light From U.S. to Plow Ahead on Project

Keystone XL Wins Green Light From U.S. to Plow Ahead on Project

TC Energy Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline took another step forward with U.S. approval of a key stretch of construction.
Construction worker stabs and kills pro-Trump boss with a trowel, drapes American flag on his body

Construction worker stabs and kills pro-Trump boss with a trowel, drapes American flag on his body

Police say that a man with anti-government views killed his boss on a construction site, and draped his body with an American flag, and some believe it was politically motivated. Mason Trever Toney,
Hedge Fund Makes Huge Bet on Korean Governance Change

Hedge Fund Makes Huge Bet on Korean Governance Change

A Seoul hedge fund is making a massive bet that hinges on changes in the chronic issue of South Korea’s corporate governance.
Israel Building Underground Defense System on Lebanon Border

Israel Building Underground Defense System on Lebanon Border

Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels.
Safety Fails That Would Make OSHA Faint

Safety Fails That Would Make OSHA Faint

Some OSHA regulations seem sort of strict and ridiculous, but some really bad safety fails make you concede the point that some rules are there for a reason. It's non an enviable situation to be in to
Mexico National Guard Uses Pepper Spray to Fend Off Immigrants

Mexico National Guard Uses Pepper Spray to Fend Off Immigrants

Mexico’s National Guard used pepper spray to fend off about 1,500 immigrants as they tried to enter the country through its southern border with Guatemala, Reforma reported.
Berlin Protest to Support Environment-Friendly Farming

Berlin Protest to Support Environment-Friendly Farming

Demonstrators in Berlin called for more environment-friendly agriculture practices at a protest Saturday in Berlin that included farmers with more than 150 tractors.
Trump’s on Trial While in Iran, Fallout is Fierce: Weekend Reads

Trump’s on Trial While in Iran, Fallout is Fierce: Weekend Reads

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California Says Gig-Worker Law Doesn’t Target Uber, Postmates

California Says Gig-Worker Law Doesn’t Target Uber, Postmates

California hit back at Uber Technologies Inc.’s and Postmates Inc.’s challenge to a newly enacted labor rights law meant to ensure gig workers receive employment protections.
Erdogan Says Turkish Energy Exploration to Follow Libya Deal

Erdogan Says Turkish Energy Exploration to Follow Libya Deal

Turkey will issue new exploration licenses in the eastern Mediterranean now that it’s set a maritime border with Libya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, a step liable to exacerbate
Renzi Party Prepared for Road License Fight in Italy Coalition

Renzi Party Prepared for Road License Fight in Italy Coalition

Italy’s coalition government is gearing up for another divisive internal battle, after the party led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said it would fight to scrap new rules that make it easier to