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Volvo’s Polestar opens China factory to export to Europe, US

  • Aug 27, 2019

Amid rising trade tension, Volvo’s electric brand, Polestar, is going ahead with plans to export its first Chinese-made model to the United States next year, the automaker’s CEO said Tuesday. Polestar opened a factory Tuesday in the western city of Chengdu to produce the Polestar 1, a two-door, gasoline-elec

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Decrying crisis, France’s Macron urges new economic order

  • Aug 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an “unprecedented crisis” in the market economy. Amid uncertainty over U.S. trade policies, Macron said the market economy has become too finance-driven, creating inequalities “that are shaking up our political order.” He c

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Rape at college: Why back to school is so dangerous for women

  • Aug 26, 2019

The beginning of the school year can be one of the most dangerous times for female college students. It marks the start of the "red zone" — from the first day on campus until Thanksgiving break — when the risk of sexual assault is said to be highest. 

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Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises

  • Aug 26, 2019

Using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes is not a good idea, a US scientific agency has said, following reports that President Donald Trump wanted to explore the option. The Axios news website said 

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Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list

  • Aug 26, 2019

The 34-year-old's income of $56m (£45.7m) lands her below seventh-placed male actor Adam Sandler. She earned $15.5m (£12.6m) more than she did in 2018, thanks largely to the success of Avengers: Endgame. Modern family actor Sofia Vergara is the only other woman to break into the overall top 10.

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Venice Film Festival to host Oscar hopefuls, controversy

  • Aug 26, 2019

It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant and divisive than ever. Kicking off Wednesday in the normally sleepy beach town of Lido, this year’s festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar hopefuls launching there,

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Harvey Weinstein due back in court in sex assault case

  • Aug 26, 2019

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is due back in court on Monday to face a new indictment that prosecutors say would open the door for an actress to testify against him in his sexual assault case. Prosecutors say Weinstein will appear in state court in Manhattan, where he’s expected to enter a not guilty plea. He

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Sanders: Support coal country while combating climate change

  • Aug 26, 2019

 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it’s possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky’s political circles, the Vermont senator

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In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

  • Aug 26, 2019

 The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime. In the morning, he dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt and married his partner while sitting on a couch in their senior housing apartment. He then took the elevator down three floors to the building’s common room, decorated with balloons and

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