Geopolitical News, 10 Feb 2019

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Things have only gotten stranger since. On Christmas Eve, Dubai released the first public photos of Sheikha Latifa since her disappearance. They showed her sitting with Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former United Nations High …

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They’re about to get tired of winning. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images At about this time one year ago, things weren’t looking good for the GOP. In the wake of a special Senate election in Alabama — in which the Republican Party had …

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The final view captured by a Nasa spacecraft as it flew by the most distant world ever explored revealed it had a different shape to the one presented to the world on New Year’s Day. Instead of the “snowman” initially proposed when New Horizons beamed back …

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Venezuela’s state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is taking steps to remove at least two American executives from the board of directors of its United States’s refining subsidiary, Citgo Petroleum Corp, according to people close to …

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Last April, President Trump bragged that, under his new tax code, not only would “you save a lot of money,” but that the filing process would be so simple, you’d be able to file on “one page, one card.” “You’ll have a nice, simple form next year,” Trump …

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US art photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill on Saturday night as thousands of fake prescriptions were dropped into the atrium to protest against the institution’s acceptance of donations from the …

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The campaign is reverberating in the United States, where the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow states to punish businesses that take part in Israel boycotts. But despite vigorous efforts to quash BDS, the pressure is mounting. Measures calling …

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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 8, 2019, 9:13 PM GMT / Updated Feb. 9, 2019, 12:37 PM GMT By Daniel Arkin and Claire AtkinsonIn the hours after Amazon CEO Jeff …

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The U.S. framework agreement with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War could pave the way for the Islamist group’s return to power in Kabul. How the group managed to outlast U.S. forces for more than 17 years and effectively win the war is a more a …

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