Geopolitical News, 08-09 Jan 2019

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Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’ in US TV address

The US president says Congress needs to back $5.7bn for a “steel barrier” along the Mexican border.
Smartphone users warned to be careful of the Antichrist

Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill warns Antichrist could be “at the head of the worldwide web”.
US nursing home chief resigns after vegetative patient gives birth

The woman, who has not been identified, had required round the clock care for over a decade.
Are podcasts helping to solve crimes?

The series which have caught listeners’ imaginations may actually be impacting the stories they tell.
Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

EU and US states are to introduce laws helping people to mend appliances that break down.
Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?

With sales of vegan foods on the rise, check the environmental impact of plant-based milks.


It’s not just Apple. Samsung is hurting, too

It’s not just Apple — Samsung is hurting, too.
UK Parliament votes to create financial obstacle to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another setback to her Brexit withdrawal deal Tuesday as members of her own Conservative Party joined opposition Labour Party MPs in favor of a vote to curb the government’s spending powers if Britain fails to secure an agreement deal on its departure from the European Union.
Recession fears are stalking Germany

Europe’s largest economy may be in recession for the first time since the region’s debt crisis.
Images show Iran prepping satellite launch despite Pompeo’s threat

New images obtained by CNN Tuesday indicate Iran is preparing to launch a remote sensing satellite into space, the latest sign that the Islamic Republic is moving ahead with the planned mission despite recent warnings from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
How AI is making business travel better

If you travel for business, you’ve likely interacted with artificial intelligence (AI).
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Russ Roberts

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