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Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuke talks…

“Pyongyang for decades has been pushing a concept of “denuclearization” that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its 28,500 troops from South Korea and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan” writes Kim Tong-hyung for yahoo.com. Moon said at a forum in Singapore that Trump and Kim would “face the stern judgment of the international community” if their promises on denuclearization weren’t kept. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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Autism traits ‘significantly’ reduced after breakthrough gene editing trial

“Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder” writes Henry Bodkin for telegraph.co.uk. Because the editing DNA was introduced attached to gold particles, the team were able to control how much of the crucial Cas9 protein was delivered, in contrast to previous failed attempts using viruses.Scientists injected gold nanoparticles covered in a “forest” of DNA chains to alter the  the genetic code of mouse models with a form of autism called fragile X syndrome (FXS). Source: telegraph.co.uk Share…

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Why Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new custody agreement is a ‘breakthrough’ for them

“A source tells ET that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new temporary custody agreement handed down by the court is actually a positive step when it comes to their future interactions with one another” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. The source says the new agreement is a “breakthrough” for Jolie and Pitt, explaining that the two have had little communication with one another leading up to it. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Energy exports to play ‘massive’ role in any breakthrough in the US-China trade talks

“Energy will play a major role in a breakthrough in trade talks between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday” writes Eddie Seal for cnbc.com. U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators agreed this weekend to put on hold tariffs that they have threatened against one another, after China agreed to purchase more American goods.However, oil and natural gas production is one area of the U.S. economy that is indeed booming.The concession could move the needle on one of President Donald Trump’s major goals:…

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No breakthrough yet in NAFTA talks, US trade rep says

“The current NAFTA is a seriously flawed trade deal, and the Trump Administration is committed to getting the best possible trade agreement for all Americans” reports washingtonexaminer.com. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued an official statement Friday that said the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement would continue, but gave no indication that any breakthrough had been made.The statement was apparently meant to indicate that, despite the lack of any deal, the talks had not broken down. The White House wants to complete a deal by May…

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US trade delegates arrive in China in bid to negotiate an unlikely trade breakthrough

“Trump has demanded a $100 billion annual reduction in the $375 billion U.S. goods trade deficit with China” writes Michael Martina for businessinsider.com. As Mnuchin arrived, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: “Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade!. The group includes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross along with noted China hawks Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, and White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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How Europe’s ‘breakthrough’ privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

“It is a regulation that requires companies to protect the personal data and privacy of residents of EU countries” writes Olivia Solon for theguardian.com. It applies to all companies that process the personal data of people residing in the European Union.Under GDPR, people get expanded rights to obtain the data that a company has collected about them for free through a “data subject request”.Since any user data processed in Ireland will soon fall under GDPR, Facebook is changing the agreement so users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America are…

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Front Bench: A Brexit breakthrough on transition could be on the way, if Paris and Berlin don’t scupper it

“The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, is in Brussels to meet his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, and hopefully, if all goes to plan, finalise a transition deal” writes Telegraph View for telegraph.co.uk. Private sector companies concerned by Brexit have March as their deadline for contingency planning, and if no transition deal is in place then their plans will have to be based on no transition at all.Yet as Front Bench discussed on Friday, the Irish border still hasn’t gone away, and it could kill any deal this week. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Proteostasis’s stock rockets on heavy volume after BTD granted

“Volume topped 14 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 780,000 shares, according to FactSet” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Despite Tuesday’s rally, the stock has still shed 45% over the past 12 months, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF IBB, +0.58% has climbed 15% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.53% has gained 18%. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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