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Citing Trump and Brexit, EU sees euro zone economy risk, sharp drop in UK growth | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday that uncertainty about U.S. policies, Brexit and elections in Germany and France would take their toll on the euro zone economy this year.<p>It forecast euro zone economic growth to lose some speed this year before rebounding in 2018. It saw …

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns

Corbyn attacks No 10’s ‘Hunger Games approach’ after document showsUK treatment of EU nationals may colour EU27’s stance on reciprocal rights<p>Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Theresa May’s “Hunger Games approach to Brexit” after a document obtained by the Guardian warned that British nationals living on …

Great Britain

Trump supports completion of Dakota Access Pipeline | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said for the first time that he supports the completion of a pipeline project near a North Dakota Indian reservation, which has been the subject of months of protests by tribes and environmentalists.<p>A communications briefing from …

North Dakota pipeline ruptures and spills 176K gallons of crude into a creek 150 mi from the DAPL protests

It's been a week since the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they would not grant a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the river …

Oil & Gas Industry

That Thing The Standing Rock Protesters Were Afraid of Just Happened

176,000 gallons of oil spilling into a nearby creek.<p>A faulty pipeline has leaked 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a creek and the surrounding …

Environment

Resurrection of Keystone and DAPL cements America's climate antagonism

Contrary to all evidence, the new US president will ignore climate change science and proceed with aggressive pro-oil and gas policies<p>If there were any lingering doubts over Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for shoving the US back into the smoggy embrace of fossil fuels, his decision to revive the …

The Keystone XL Pipeline, which Trump just advanced, will carry the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet

Activists had previously successfully fought both pipelines — the protest at Standing Rock, which was led by the Native American community, made headlines in 2016.<p>The Keystone XL Pipeline is slightly older news — Obama blocked its construction in 2015— but it's worth remembering why it made …

Dakota Access pipeline protesters give their reasons for joining Standing Rock

Thousands of activists have setup camp at Standing Rock to protest the four-state, 3.8-billion dollar pipeline planned to go through the area and its …

President Trump Approves Dakota Access, Keystone Pipelines Construction With Executive Action

President Obama had ordered construction to stop on a disputed section of the Dakota Access Pipeline following massive protests.<p>WASHINGTON, DC — …

Donald Trump

Army to Issue Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline; ETP Shares Rise

By<p>Feb. 7, 2017 9:25 p.m. ET<p>On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Army said it will issue a permit for an easement required to complete the <b>Dakota Access</b> …

I'm an Iraqi who risked my life for America. Trump’s visa ban puts my family in grave danger.

In 2015, I received a call from my sister, a widow living in southern Iraq with her children. She told me that her son had been kidnapped, taken while playing outside of their home. He was returned to safety a day later, frightened but unharmed. My sister was scared out of her mind.<p>We’ll never know …

Immigration

The Dakota Access Pipeline Doesn't Make Economic Sense

Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order to advance approval of the Keystone and Dakota Access oil pipelines. This should come as no surprise, as Trump continues to fill his administration with climate deniers, ranging from the negligent choice of Rick Perry as energy secretary to Scott …

Report: What does Brexit mean for our countryside?

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, we ask what the future holds for farmers<p>Since the referendum result last June, there has been much talk of a vote …

The UK’s economy is London-centric. Brexit is the chance to change that | Laurie Macfarlane

We need a new, decentralised banking system that invests in local initiatives to create jobs and industries in the regions that have been left behind<p>If Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union, as the prime minister told us last week, it is no great surprise to hear that major …

Economic Development

Why the EU must be generous to the UK over Brexit | Hans-Werner Sinn

Europe will suffer if it punishes leavers and restricts free trade. It must transform itself so all states gain from membership<p>Theresa May has confirmed it; the UK will, without a doubt, leave the EU and negotiate new trade agreements. The question is what kind of agreement the EU will …

Great Britain

Warning: Brexit Britain Could End Up On The Wrong Side Of History

Last week, on January 27th, we marked international Holocaust Memorial Day. Together with millions of others around the world, I reflected on the …

Great Britain

Completing Brexit in two years will take a 'little miracle': Katainen | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - It will require “a little miracle” for Britain and the European Union to complete negotiations on Britain’s exit from the bloc in the two-year timeframe allotted, EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Monday.<p>European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen holds a …

Labour three-line whip to force MPs to back unamended Brexit bill

Opposition raises possibility of frontbench resignations by asking MPs to back article 50 bill, regardless of fate of amendments<p>Labour MPs will be asked to vote through the Brexit bill at its last stage in the House of Commons regardless of whether any amendments are passed, raising the possibility …

More cuts and greater inequality – this is the reality of Brexit Britain, and we're going to feel the pain

We are still deep in the winter of austerity. The latest Green Budget from the Institute for Fiscal Studies makes that icily clear.<p>Philip Hammond may …

UK has duty not to make Brexit Europe's undoing, says former French PM

Jean-Pierre Raffarin says Britain has responsibility to ensure EU exit is achieved without threatening Europe and its values<p>Britain has a heavy historic responsibility not to conduct the Brexit negotiations in such a way that it leads to the unravelling of Europe, the former French prime minister …

Europe

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to restore President Trump’s controversial immigration order, marking a critical juncture for the president’s directive temporarily barring refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.<p>The …

Worldwide, people rally in support of Women's March on Washington

Inspired by the Women's March on Washington, people in cities around the world hit the streets on Saturday to show solidarity with Americans and to …

Women's March on Washington - The Washington Post

Live<p>Women's March on Washington<p>January 21, 2017 6:34 AM EST — Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in Washington, one day after the inauguration of President Trump. (The Washington Post)

Meet the person who launched the Women’s March on Washington - The Washington Post

2:59<p>Trump's news conference with May, in 3 minutes<p>2:38<p>From ‘This Is Us’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ highlights from the 2018 Emmy nominations<p>1:50<p>Protesters clash with officers outside Portland ICE facility<p>2:58<p>Key moments from Stoltenberg's NATO news conference<p>1:17<p>Neo-Nazi jailed for life in German murder …

North Korea

The making of the Women's March on Washington

Go behind the scenes and see the making of the historic Women's March on Washington, and the organizers behind it.

Women's March on Washington

Why Did White Women Vote For Trump? Look At Kellyanne Conway's Sexual Harassment Story.

In a revealing interview, the president’s adviser explains that she's tolerated unwanted advances from powerful men throughout her career.<p>Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, put up with sexual harassment and assault when she was starting out in politics, she tells …