Investors Get Burned After Betting on Electric-Car Metals

Published: 2019-02-17 12:00:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Those who bet on metals used in electric cars and smartphones are feeling the pain as cobalt and lithium prices keep dropping.

Iran pressures Europe for more effort to save nuclear deal

Published: 2019-02-17 11:52:07 UTC

[Associated Press] MUNICH (AP) — Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "bigge…

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher

Published: 2019-02-17 11:44:35 UTC

[Reuters] A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

Published: 2019-02-17 11:37:26 UTC

[Associated Press] LONDON (AP) — It's said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union.The British government awa…

IS teenager Shamima Begum 'gives birth'

Published: 2019-02-17 11:35:20 UTC

[BBC News] Her family say they have been told she and her child are in "good health".

Israeli 'centrism' and what it means for Palestinians

Published: 2019-02-17 11:30:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Former Israeli military chief and political centrist Benny Gantz is polling strongly ahead of April election.

President Trump receives update on China trade talks

Published: 2019-02-17 11:27:02 UTC

[Reuters] President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal.

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Published: 2019-02-17 11:24:43 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in…

Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

Published: 2019-02-17 11:22:33 UTC

[Reuters] Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday at the start of his tour of South Asia and China, but the visit risks being overshadowed by escalating tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.

You’re Addicted to Plastic. Can You Go Cold Turkey?

Published: 2019-02-17 11:02:40 UTC

[The New York Times] Going plastic free starts with cloth bags and straws. Suddenly, you’re … making your own toothpaste?

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

Published: 2019-02-17 11:02:40 UTC

[The New York Times] The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse. It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping thousands of men.

Land Mines Block Saudi-Led Assault in Yemen, Killing Civilians

Published: 2019-02-17 11:02:09 UTC

[The New York Times] Hundreds of thousands of land mines have stymied the Saudi-led forces in Yemen, and could pose a danger to civilians for decades to come.

Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn't have owned

Published: 2019-02-17 11:01:41 UTC

[Associated Press] AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he wa…

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Published: 2019-02-17 10:56:19 UTC

[Associated Press] AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group s…

France's yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

Published: 2019-02-17 10:47:00 UTC

[Associated Press] PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital, an incident that raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.The Pari…

How a Trans Soldier Took On the Jail That Denied Her Medication, and Won

Published: 2019-02-17 10:42:00 UTC

[The New York Times] She began her transition during a tour of Iraq. When jail doctors on Long Island denied her hormone therapy, her body turned on her. Now they owe her $355,000.

Guaidó sets up Venezuela aid confrontation

Published: 2019-02-17 10:40:13 UTC

[BBC News] The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.

In Iraq visit, U.S. general eyes longer-term Islamic State threat

Published: 2019-02-17 10:36:47 UTC

[Reuters] The general overseeing U.S. forces in the Middle East flew into Iraq on Sunday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials expected to focus on ensuring that Islamic State cannot stage a resurgence after U.S. troops withdraw from neighboring Syria.

Iran's Zarif says risk of war with Israel is great

Published: 2019-02-17 10:34:20 UTC

[Reuters] Iran's foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behavior and that of the United States was increasing the chances of a clash in the region.

Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse at 'yellow vest' protest

Published: 2019-02-17 10:27:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Anti-Semitic remarks 'will not be tolerated' said French president following an attack on a prominent intellectual.

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