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500 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Malcolm Turnbull's first major policy announcement as prime minister could easily have been about free markets, lean government, economic growth, or new avenues for Australian exports. He has identified all of these issues as central to his governmen..."
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500 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Malcolm Turnbull's first major policy announcement as prime minister could easily have been about free markets, lean government, economic growth, or new avenues for Australian exports. He has identified all of these issues as central to his governmen..."
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397 words • intermediate • 2 years, 11 months ago
sales
"REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/PoolThe White House will make a symbolic gesture at this year's State of the Union for the victims of gun violence. During Tuesday's address, one seat in First Lady Michelle Obama's guest box will be left empty to honor gun-violen..."

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617 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci The gender pay gap in Latin America has narrowed, but the distance between mens and womens pay under equal conditions remains substantial, according toa UN commission. The pay gap for the most well-educated women (who have mo..."
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496 words • advanced • 4 years, 4 months ago
"REUTERS/Esam Al-FetorAn oil pipeline explosion in LibyaThere's been another Middle Eastern crisis brewing amidst the worst violence of Syria's civil war, ISIS's attempted genocide against Iraq's Yazidi community, and the month-long war in Gaza. Libya..."
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431 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"The number of deaths due to armed conflicts is on the rise, and geopolitical violence hasn't been this bad in decades according to a new report. Inan expansive, 70-page note on the geopolitical outlook and its impacts, Tina Fordham and her team at Ci..."

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"Analysts at Citi just released two notes in the aftermath of the brutal attacks in Paris, looking at both whether the violence marks a change in strategy for ISIS , and what the stock market reaction might be if that's the case. The authors, led by c..."
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"Leading global risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecrofthas released its Political Risk Atlas (PRA) for 2015, and the outlook is bleak. Over the course of the next year, global stability is likely to continue to remain shaky as the world grapples with fo..."
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333 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
sales
"Charlie HebdoThe French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the target of an al-Qaeda terror attack in Paris on 7 January 2014 which took 12 lives, has released a preview of its cover to mark the first anniversary. It reads: "One year on: The assassin ..."
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946 words • advanced • 3 years, 12 months ago
"Observers may be quick to declare social trends “good” or “bad” for families, but such conclusions are rarely justified. What’s good for one family—or group of families—may be bad for another. And within families, interests do not always align. Divor..."
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1591 words • intermediate • 4 years, 10 months ago
it
TED
When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies -- from the Polaroid camera to social media -- that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.
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111 words • intermediate • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County alternative sentencing program is marking its 10-year anniversary. The sheriff’s office says its Day Report Division completes its first decade of operation Tuesday. Commonly known as the Kanawha Day Rep..."

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147 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
oilgas
"OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian energy giant Statoil on Monday said it had begun evacuating its non-Libyan staff working in the country, which has been rocked by a deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. "Our local headquarters (in Tripoli) is closed," c..."

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632 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
business
"Ali Hashisho/ReutersSince its start more than five years ago in March 2011, the Syrian civil war has been marked by death, carnage and dislocation with no real end in sight. More than 470,000 people have been killed in the conflict, 6.6 million were..."
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129 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
sales
"Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty ImagesGeorge Zimmerman is selling the gun he used to shoot and killTrayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, in February 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of murder. Now, Zimmerman, 32, is selling what he calls a ..."
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"Thomson Reuters The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only region in the world that managed to reduce inequality during the first decade of this century, according to the UN Development Programme. Since 2000, the populationin poverty has fall..."
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160 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
tourism
"JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).____12:20 p.m.Israeli police say an attacker has stabbed an Israeli in Jerusale..."
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421 words • intermediate • 3 years, 9 months ago
"When it comes to the subject of domestic abuse, accounts of crime and violence usually take center stage. But another element that's not as often discussed are the financial losses suffered by the victims of domestic violence. It's estimated that vic..."
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133 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
business
"PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says higher than expected Iranian oil production has helped stabilize the global oil market by offsetting concerns generated by wildfires in Canada and violence in Nigeria. In its monthly report Thursda..."
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519 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Getty ImagesInvestors are scared. Theyre worried about recessions and market crashes. Theyre selling stocksand buying gold. But theres an even bigger fear permeating the country right now. It affects everyone from wealthy investors to the single mom ..."
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