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Burger King uses mouldy Whopper to promote its signature product
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Burger King is using a mouldy Whopper in its new advertising campaign for its signature burger.

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Coronavirus updates: Quarantine ends on cruise ship as death toll passes 2,000
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As the death toll for the coronavirus outbreak in China passes 2,000, here is the latest news for Wednesday Feb. 19.

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Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, a lawyer for Assange said Wednesday. Assange is being held at a British prison while […]

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Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after […]

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Coronavirus: IMF chief says the outbreak is the 'most pressing uncertainty' for global economy
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The virus will definitely slow China’s economic growth this year, Georgieva said, just how much depends on how well world leaders can contain the fast-spreading outbreak.

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Coronavirus poses risk to modest pickup in global growth, G-20 draft communique says
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Financial leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies expect a modest pickup of global growth this year and next, but see the coronavirus epidemic as a downside risk.

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Government shutdown that began over border security now a petty political battle
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Talks to end the partial government shutdown are on hold, and the relationship between the key figures on each side is under new pressure. President Trump abruptly denied permission for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to use military aircraft for a trip to visit troops in Afghanistan. That followed Pelosi’s request for the president to delay […]

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How the GOP Plans to Tackle Climate Change
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Feb.13 — Representative Bruce Westerman, an Arkansas Republican, discusses the GOP’s climate plan with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn and Guy Johnson on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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Ethiopia 2020 general elections could make or break nation's democratic transition [Morning Call]
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Despite Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s internationally recognized reforms, the nation’s intra party politics and increased ethnic tensions continue to raise concerns over its transition to democracy ahead of the May 2020 general election. *William Davison*, senior Ethiopia analyst from the organisation Crisis Group, gives us his view on the current situation in the Horn of […]

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