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Buttigieg vows fundraising transparency after spat with Warren

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg’s campaign pledged on Monday to increase transparency over donors to his White House bid and disclose clients he worked for as a young consultant, following criticism from rival Elizabeth Warren. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Teamsters Vote 2020 Presidential Forum in Cedar Rapids, …

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Chrystia Freeland heads to Mexico in effort to finalize new NAFTA revisions

OTTAWA—Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is to meet American and Mexican officials in Mexico City on Tuesday amid reports a deal to revise the new North American free-trade agreement is close to completion. The federal government revealed Freeland’s itinerary late Monday following a day of furious speculation about the state of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade …

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Natan Sharansky receives Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has been awarded Israel’s prestigious 2020 Genesis Prize for a lifetime of work promoting political and religious freedoms, organizers announced Tuesday. The $1 million award is granted each year to a person recognized for outstanding professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values. Following a …

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Europe replicated in #Huawei City, #China

Google was forced to suspend Huawei’s Android license earlier this year after the Chinese firm was added to the US government’s Entity List, which prevents American companies from doing business with them. It stems from fears that Huawei devices and services are being used by the Chinese government as secret surveillance tools, however no evidence …

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White Island volcano: New Zealand’s eruption leaves dozens of Australians feared missing

A family from Adelaide and a mother and daughter from Brisbane are among those missing after a volcano erupted on New Zealand’s White Island, killing at least five. Eight Australians are missing as rescuers try to find eight people who did not make it off the island after the volcano erupted with a large plume …

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‘WE’RE ALL OF CANADA’: Leafs Nation West welcomes its team

VANCOUVER — Justin Trudeau must be jealous of the Maple Leafs. He travels just one province east or west from his Ontario base and starts encountering hostility, while Toronto’s hockey team, despite its own dubious record, can go multiple time zones in either direction and still feel some love. As the Leafs begin their only …

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Japanese island of Mageshima could become an unsinkable US aircraft carrier

Japan’s government announced this week that it’s buying Mageshima Island, an uninhabited outcrop 21 miles (34 kilometers) from the southernmost Japanese main island of Kyushu. The island, most of which is owned by a privately held Tokyo development company, is uninhabited and hosts two intersecting unpaved runways that were abandoned under a previous development project. …

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College admissions scandal: Newport Beach mother to plead guilty

A Newport Beach woman has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, admitting she plotted with William “Rick” Singer, the consultant at the center of the college admissions scandal, to have an employee take online classes for her son and submit them to Georgetown. Karen Littlefair will plead guilty by Jan. 17 …

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