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Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
Obama says he doesn't take Duterte's comments personally
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had indicated to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that their teams should meet and that he did not take earlier comments from Duterte personally.
174 points by Reuters | European Union Reuters United States United Kingdom Europe Thomson Reuters News agency English language
EU boats could be blocked from British waters if Brexit talks break down
Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly vowed to break the 1964 London Convention and ban European fishing vessels from waters 6 to 12 nautical miles from British shores. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom Fishing English language London Europe Gross domestic product Common Fisheries Policy
José, Müller, Peña, Gonçalves: Texas bill would OK diacritical marks on documents
Letters of the alphabet, as printed on Texas documents like birth certificates and driver licenses, do not contain any extra symbols known as "diacritical marks," including accents, tildes, graves, umlauts and cedillas. State Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburgh, wants to change that.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Diacritic International Phonetic Alphabet English language Macron Tilde Orthography Ñ
U.K. Retail Sales Fell Again in January
U.K. retail sales shrank in January, after posting the fastest monthly decline in over five years in December, signaling that rising prices are squeezing Britons’ wallets in the wake of the Brexit vote.
6 points by The Wall Street Journal | Republic of Ireland Spain European Union United Kingdom Greece Europe English language Isle of Man
U.K. Seeks to Limit Post-Brexit Trade Pain
Britain is already putting out feelers about its future trading relations outside the EU, which has handled its global trade arrangements for more than 40 years, Stephen Fidler writes.
4 points by The Wall Street Journal | Europe United Kingdom International trade European Union English language United States German language Asia
Trump Plans 'Tweaking' of Canada Trade Pact
President Donald Trump said he seeks only modest changes in the U.S. trade relationship with Canada after talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
1292 points by The Wall Street Journal | Canada North American Free Trade Agreement Pierre Trudeau English language North America United States British Empire Quebec
Trump-Trudeau Meeting Will Preview Trade, Border Issues
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau will visit President Trump in Washington on Monday seeking common ground despite some policy differences.
152 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Canada North American Free Trade Agreement North America Mexico Americas Maize English language
IMF's Stand on Greek Bailout Unnerves Europe
Even as European governments are desperate to resolve a months-old standoff over the next phase of Greece’s bailout program, the IMF is holding firm on terms, Simon Nixon writes.
208 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union Greece Greek language English language Cyprus English-language films Political campaign American films
U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson renounces U.S. citizenship
Johnson didn’t immediately comment on reasons for the renunciation.       
58 points by USA Today | Washington D.C. United States nationality law Boris Johnson New York City United States Department of the Treasury Houston English language United States
Digital Gains, Asia Growth Drive 10% Increase in British TV Exports
Increasing sales of digital rights and higher demand from top Asian markets fueled a 10% rise in the value of British TV exports during the 2015-2016 cycle, according to the U.K.’s PACT trade org. The annual survey by the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television found British TV exports hit about $1.65 billion in 2015-16,... Read more »
2 points by Variety | International trade United Kingdom European Union English language Export NATO Trade Japan
Government’s Brexit negotiation White Paper ‘says nothing’ and is ‘too late'
The British government has released its White Paper setting out its Brexit plans. Read Full Article at RT.com
78 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom International trade European Union Europe Republic of Ireland Spain English language Citizenship of the European Union
Brexit blunder: Government error teases UK with 14 weeks vacation
An embarrassing error in the UK government’s White Paper says Britons would enjoy 14 weeks’ paid vacation a year in the post-Brexit era, giving a fatigued public something to cheer about as Theresa May’s government ventures the unknown path of EU-divorce. Read Full Article at RT.com
122 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom Error European Union Isle of Man Europe Republic of Ireland Council of Europe English language
High Court Allows Scotland, Wales to Join Brexit Case
The U.K. Supreme Court allowed the Scottish and Welsh governments to join the case to determine how Brexit can be carried out under British law, adding further complexity to the legal battle.
35 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom England Republic of Ireland London United States English language Scotland Appeal
Stress Test Indicates Canada Housing Prices Could Drop Sharply
A severe and prolonged economic depression could result in a 25% decline in Canadian house prices by 2021, Canada’s national housing agency says.
31 points by The Wall Street Journal | English language Unemployment Italian language
Trump's Win, Brexit Stem From Mishandling of Globalization, Obama Says
President Barack Obama said that America’s election of Donald Trump and the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union reflect a political uprising in the West over economic inequities spawned by leaders’ mishandling of globalization.
1342 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union United States Republic of Ireland Spain United Kingdom Germany English language Rome
Well Go USA Scores China’s ‘God of War’ for North America
Well Go USA has acquired rights in North America, and other English-speaking territories to Chinese-language film “God of War.” The period action extravaganza stars Sammo Hung and Vincent Zhao. The film is currently in post-production and set for a release in March 2017. Well Go also acquired rights for the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.... Read more »
26 points by Variety | United States Chinese language Developed country North America English language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong China
Moobs, YOLO, fugheddabdout now in Oxford English Dictionary
Slang for unusually prominent breasts on a man, or, in short, man boobs, moobs is now officially one of the 829,000 words of the Oxford English Dictionary.
-1 points by Daily News | Oxford English Dictionary English language Breast Dictionary United Kingdom England Oxford Dictionary of English Gynecomastia
Proposition 58 would bring back bilingual education in California. And that's a good thing.
Proposition 227, the 1998 initiative that eliminated most bilingual education in California, was heavily tinged with resentment toward immigrants. But there was also an element of legitimate frustration. Instead of bringing non-English speaking students to fluency over time, many public schools...
15481 points by Los Angeles Times | Education Multilingualism English language Second language Teacher School United Kingdom Bilingual education
Learning, speaking a second language aids attention and focus
Brooks HaysBIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers in England have identified new cognitive advantages to bilingualism. People who speak two languages are better able to maintain attention and focus.
96 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Language Multilingualism Psychology English language