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- Male privilege: The rural Hong Kong men who have special rights
Sitting in the spacious courtyard of an 18th-century ancestral hall belonging to his clan, William Liu defiantly rejects a lucrative birthright that his special status as one of Hong Kong's male indigenous villagers affords him. Liu hails from the rural northern part of Hong Kong known as the "New Territories" which were leased by Britain from China in 1898. Liu, a democracy activist, is opposed both to the discriminatory nature of the policy and the way the city's connected housing developers have still been able to use it to build properties.
- After deadly clashes, Ivorian farmers and herders try dialogue
Bouna (Côte d'Ivoire) (AFP) - Gathered under the spreading baobab tree in Danoa town square, farmers and herders in a remote corner of Ivory Coast are finally talking about a dispute that has poisoned relations and destroyed lives. Nearly three years ago, the northeast region of Bouna plunged into violence between crop growers and nomadic cattle raisers from the Fulani community, leaving 33 people dead and prompting 2,500 to flee their homes. The scenario is tragically familiar in many parts of Africa, where sedentary farmers and herders share water and land -- and tensions at times of stress may swiftly spiral into ethnic violence.
- Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,100 U.S. stores, starting liquidation sales Sunday
- One year after Parkland shooting, schools adjust to new normal
- To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds
Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups. Now, with IS defeated, co-working spaces and incubators are flourishing in a country whose unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent but whose public sector is too bloated to hire. "We want to tell youth that they can start their own project, achieve their dreams and not just be happy in a government job they didn't even want," he told AFP.
- Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for the U.N. position after working as a host for the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel.
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- Nissan panel to recommend outside director to chair board: Nikkei
A Nissan Motor governance committee will recommend the appointment of an external director as board chairman, a role distinct from company chairman, in a move to decentralize power at the top level, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. Under Nissan's current corporate charter, the position of board chair is automatically appointed to head the company board, the Nikkei said citing a source. Former Chairman Carlos Ghosn had filled both roles prior to his arrest in November for under-reporting his salary for eight years.
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- Duterte Signs Bills to Ease Inflation, Boost Central Bank Powers
Duterte signed a bill that would remove caps on rice imports and boost supply of the staple grain, according to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. The measure is expected to help cool inflation, which in 2018 accelerated to the fastest pace in nine years and triggered one of the most aggressive monetary tightening responses in Asia. The president approved amendments to the central bank charter that would expand its powers, restore the institution’s ability to issue debt to give it greater flexibility in monetary operations, and pave the way for the injection of additional government capital.
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- UK airline flybmi collapses under fuel costs, Brexit pressures
British regional airline flybmi announced on Saturday it had ceased operations and was filing for administration, blaming spikes in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit. Parent company British Midland Regional Limited said it had cancelled all flights with immediate effect, and would not be able to purchase, rearrange or reschedule any bookings on behalf of customers. Flybmi, based in the East Midlands region of England, operated 17 aircraft on routes to 25 European cities, and had 376 employees based in Britain, Germany, Sweden and Belgium.
- Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval. A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Shanahan was likely to approve the $3.6 billion being redirected from the military construction budget. By declaring a national emergency, Trump can use certain Department of Defense funding to build the wall.
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- Bankers Are Sick of Choosing Sides Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Executives from HSBC Holdings Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other global banks are intensifying efforts to repair ties with Qatar’s finance ministry and sovereign wealth fund, according to interviews with people close to the lenders and Qatar’s government. While the kingdom remains key for business, some bankers regret diverting their attention from Doha after being blindsided when the Saudis delayed the sale of a stake in oil giant Aramco in July, they said.
- Say It Ain't So! Payless Is Closing ALL Its Shoe Stores in the US
- U.S. President Trump receives update on China trade talks
Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club, was briefed in person by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and trade expert Peter Navarro, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. The White House offered no additional detail.
- Transgender nurse barred from using men's restroom wins discrimination case against Iowa
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- More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty
The shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, who argued Maduro's 2018 re-election was a sham and invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country's leader last month, has said aid will enter Venezuela on Feb. 23. Speaking in Caracas to supporters who had volunteered to help with the aid effort, Guaido said he would announce details on Monday about how he planned to get aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao despite Maduro's opposition.
- This Chinese Crypto Mining Guru Predicts the Bitcoin Price Will Surge 20,000%
A Chinese crypto mining pool founder predicted that the next bull run would unleash the market’s full potential, enabling the Bitcoin price to ascend to unfathomable heights before the euphoria cools down. Bitcoin Market Cap To $12 Trillion? News 8BTC’s Lylian Teng reports: “Zhu Fa, co-founder of crypto mining pool Poolin, recently made a bullish statement on bitcoin’s price, predicting that bitcoin would surge to new highs at 5 million Chinese yuan (roughly US$740,000).” “From record high above $17,000 to year lows near $3,000, Bitcoin’s year-long turbulence has not discouraged crypto bulls. The operator of the world’s fourth-largest mining pool
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- India’s Sleepwalking to Trouble on Builder Debt
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Five months. That’s how long it takes Country Garden Holdings Co. to start selling apartments after acquiring land. A spate of fatal accidents forced the Chinese builder to slow things down a notch last year, but the pace of construction may pick up again when robots start plastering the walls.
- Singapore Plans Cautious Budget With an Eye on Election
While not expected to be as headline-grabbing as last year -- when Heng flagged a hike in the goods-and-services tax -- the 2019 budget will cover a range of familiar policy priorities. Infrastructure spending, more health-care support for a rapidly aging population, and help for firms transitioning in a digital economy were top-of-mind for Heng in a Jan. 22 interview. Weaker demand and U.S.-China trade tensions saw Singapore’s export-reliant economy grow at a slower pace than expected in the fourth quarter, data showed Friday.
- What Can Stop the Baht? Thai GDP Could Give Rally Further Boost
Monday’s growth data will shed light on a key pillar of its recent strength and may help it stay in pole position at least through the first quarter. “The baht’s outperformance is attributable to the real strength of the nation’s fundamentals, including the current-account surplus,” said Hironori Sannami, an emerging-market currency trader at Mizuho Bank Ltd. in Tokyo. Thailand is also less vulnerable to a downturn in the technology sector unlike South Korea and Taiwan, increasing the attractiveness of the baht, Sannami added.
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- Nuclear Fears Haunt Leaders With U.S.-Russian Arms Pact's Demise
The U.S. and its allies are laying the groundwork to deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe for the first time since they were banned in a 1987 treaty, a move that would prompt a tit-for-tat Russian response. With a second nuclear pact likely to expire in two years, the risks of confrontation are growing. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s top civilian, cited recent Russian deployments and evoked a Cold War-style threat of nuclear destruction at a global conference of security and defense officials this weekend in Munich, the baroque German metropolis that’s one of Europe’s richest cities.