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The widening gap between liberals and the people who hate them

“Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know?” reports washingtonpost.com. The dignitaries pushed back against Trump’s insistence that setting goals to reduce global emissions would harm American businesses, instead championing investment in renewable-energy projects. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Ex-LafargeHolcim CEO Olsen placed under formal investigation in France

“PARIS (Reuters) – The former Chief Executive of Franco-Swiss cement group LafargeHolcim , Eric Olsen, was placed under formal investigation on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the group’s activities in Syria, a source with the prosecutor’s office said” reports businessinsider.com. Prosecutors had launched an investigation in June into LafargeHolcim’s operations and its possible “financing of a terrorist enterprise”. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Emerging star Chen looking to fine-tune program at GP Final

“The 18-year-old emerging star secured his place in the final with a win at Skate America last month” reports foxsports.com. In the absence of Medvedeva, compatriot Alina Zagitova will be among the gold medal favorites.Uno won gold at Skate Canada and finished runner-up at Internationaux de France last month. In pairs, reigning world champions Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China will be the favorites but will face a challenge from European champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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France finds traces of radioactive cesium in Russian mushrooms: ASN

“PARIS (Reuters) – France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The latest information I have is that it seems traces of cesium have been found on mushrooms that would have come from Russia,” Chevet told a Senate hearing on nuclear security. Russia said last week it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains after French nuclear safety institute IRSN…

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Russian billionaire senator under investigation in France

“A French judge has placed the Russian businessman and senator Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation after his arrest in a tax evasion case” reports theguardian.com. A second person was also put under formal investigation.A French judicial source said the investigation centred on the purchase of several luxury residences on the French Riviera via shell companies, something that could have enabled Kerimov to reduce taxes. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Upbeat France leads eurozone PMI to 6.5-year high

“The eurozone economy appears to have gained fresh momentum as 2017 draws to a close, led by a revival in France” writes Paul Hannon for marketwatch.com. “The message from the latest eurozone PMI is clear: Business is booming, ” he said.A stronger French economy would add support to Germany’s leadership of a stronger recovery.In 2017, the country’s national statistics bureau expects the economy to expand 1.8%, breaking with several years of meager growth. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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