Washington Free Beacon
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The Florida man who was arrested on Tuesday for threatening the life of President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter is a close family friend of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton. Dominic Puopolo Jr. is part of a prominent northeast family with ties to the Clintons, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Hillary Clinton gave the eulogy of Puopolo's mother, Sonia, who died during the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Clinton referred to him as Dom Jr.'s latest computer wizardry during the speech about his mother. He has also given $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee. Puopolo Jr. is currently being held without bail for a tweet where he said he was going to show up at the inauguration and assassinate the president-elect. The tweet said, This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/ inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President elect Trump today.
Forbes
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Time-based cryptocurrency initiative ChronoBank.io, which seeks to disrupt the short-term labour-hire sector, is working towards launching an exchange in early 2018 where buyers and sellers of work can “trade skills for time and money”. The crowdfunded-back initiative, which ends next month, has attracted the equivalent of over 3,000 bitcoin (BTC) [...]
Forbes
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Expect a torrent of corporate press releases to be launched over the coming months. Expect, also, for them to be absent of meaning. But the current interest in trade is an opportunity for business to lead the debate on the global supply chain, not contribute to its denigration.
Sky News
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It is his influence as someone who was once per trade as a hawk of the IRA that helped win the big debates in the republican movement on ceasefire and policing so the fact we got to politics and the remarkable relationship with Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley at the head of government has much to do with the influence Martin McGuinness had within the IRA organisation.
DW
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With Donald Trump set to be sworn in as president of the US, China is bracing itself for a new era. To show that the one-China policy is not up to debate, China has placed an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. Is a trade war on the horizon? Read more: http://www.dw.com/english
KyivPost
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The Yosypenkos, a family of beekeepers, arent planning to export their homemade honey to the European Union. Neither do many other smaller honey producers in Ukraine. The reason: They lack connections with importers and money to pay customs. Ukraine’s duty-free export quota with the EU has been quickly used up since the nation’s free-trade agreement came into effect last year. The “first come, first servedquota system meant big producers this year used up the 5,200-ton quota by Jan. 11. Further exports are subject to a 17 percent duty, which effectively prevents the smaller producers from exporting. “We’d like to export, but a small beekeeper still can’t afford it – only big exporters can,” says beekeeper Roman Yosypenko of Kyiv. Other impediments are the cost of quality certificates, taxes and a lack of business connections in Europe. The present trade agreement started functioning for Ukrainian and EU exporters in January 2016.
KyivPost
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ITV
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One of the things that seems to differentiate you from Donald Trump is that you say free-trade is brilliant, and some see him as a protectionist. You give him a lecture on the benefits of free trade? I expect to be speaking to him from front line politics.
ITV
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Later in the programme I'll be hearing from a former White House aide, who'll be giving me an insider view on the significance of tomorrow's ceremony. meeting Donald Trump to discuss a free trade deal between the US and the UK.
The Iran Project
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MNA)– Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations has said the UN Wednesday meeting was unanimous that Iran had been committed to the JCPOA provisions. Mr. Gholamali Khoshroo told Iran’s state news agency IRNA after a UN Security Council Briefing on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 on Wednesday that the general mentality of the meeting was approving for Iran; “the participating countries generally confirmed the fact that Iran had been committed to its obligations under JCPOA; the majority of participants believed the implementation of the deal after a year had been an international achievement in diplomatic efforts, and that it had brought about boom to international trade; they also demanded that all sides remain committed to the deal,” he told IRNA. “Russian envoy for example, criticized the biased report by the UN and ignoring Iran’s concerns over the deal; Mr.
Sky News
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The UK is clearly coming out of the single market. It's not so easy to replicate that business environment elsewhere. If you are dropping onto World Trade Organisation rules you are dealing with tariffs and barriers. A perfect example of that has been the new train line coming into barking. A new silk Route opened up by China.
BBC One London
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No, what is with important is sensible minds try and put pressure on the Prime Minister. So far, is there already signs companies are leaving, not just London, but Europe? You say you want people to access the EU single market but how does that work concretely? London has been a city which has attracted trade, talent and ideas from more than 1000 years.
Sky News
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Plan B, as Theresa May said the other day, no deal is better than a bad deal. If it all falls apart, plan B is to fall back on WTO trade agreements. What will the impact of that beyond trade? The single market was designed for trade investment. The UK with the chief advocate for that.
Sky News
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The important thing is the UK has got to undertake a divorce process first. The Prime Minister is hinting they want to come to a trade deal and do the divorce at the same time. That is hugely ambitious, across 27 countries, when you have the French and German elections next year.
Daily Express
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A DOZEN countries have already begun trade talks with Britain in a new boost for the country's Brexit boom.
Sky News
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Poverty has been reduced by 40% and much of that has been in emerging markets. There have been winners and losers in that discussion, too. She's right to say we now a globalisation model that works for everyone. I guess the big question, she is talking about or she's implying it's relatively straightforward to get quick trade deals with the rest of the world once we leave the single market.
Sky News
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Theresa May sounding very confident and a bit of good news from the Australian finance minister. What is your take? Is great to hear the UK talking about being a free-trade advocate, we would welcome that. Globalisation and free trade has been a real force for good in the world in the last 20-30 years.
Sky News
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There was some welcome news for the Prime Minister almost immediately, when the Finance Minister of Australia - the UK's 19th biggest export market, worth £4 billion a year - said a trade deal could be done very quickly. We don't know precisely yet what will be involved in the process, in terms of Britain exiting the European Union, but what I would say is that there is lots of goodwill, lots of strong goodwill on both sides of the equation.
BBC One South East
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But the thought young vulnerable children in Centre this trade is very worrying. Nick is the former head of Kent Police's drug squad. They are using vulnerable people, people who they know have probably got no want to report to, come back to, their parents, it's probably a dysfunctional family, and they use that vulnerability to their own advantage and don't give a dam for the welfare of anyone else.
BBC One South East
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They say gang leaders are using serious violence, kidnap and weapons and ruthless debt control to manipulate young people. They say they believe it has the potential to be the next grooming scandal. We've known for some time that there have been London gangs coming down to Kent, particularly in Thanet, where it is often reported London gangs are responsible for a lot of the drugs trade.
Ruptly TV
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At least 20 firefighters are believed to have died after the Plasco Trade Centre high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed on top of them, Thursday. The 17-storey building collapsed after a blaze spread through the upper sections of the high-rise. According to local sources, up to 300 people were trapped in the building while 200 firefighters attempted to quell the fire for several hours. Reportedly at least 70 people were injured, with 20 of them in a serious condition. Video ID: 20170119 039 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Goal
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The Blues midfielder has gone onto great things at Leicester City and Chelsea but still talks with the coaches from whom he learned his trade
Ruptly TV
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At least 20 firefighters are believed to have died after the Plasco Trade Centre high-rise building in Tehran caught fire and collapsed on top of them, Thursday. The 17-storey building collapsed after a blaze spread through the upper sections of the high-rise. According to local sources, up to 300 people were trapped in the building while 200 firefighters attempted to quell the fire for several hours. Reportedly at least 70 people were injured, with 20 of them in a serious condition. Video ID: 20170119 039 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Washington Free Beacon
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“Since I was first nominated to serve as Treasury secretary, I have been maligned as taking advantage of others' hardships in order to earn a buck,” Mnuchin said. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” Mnuchin said his experience in finance and banking convinced him that burdensome policies implemented in the wake of the financial crisis need to be changed. I felt great empathy for the thousands of Americans who lost their home because of a system that failed them, he said. He said he shares Trump's goal of economic empowerment for every citizen, implementing trade policies that put Americans first, and restoring America's competitiveness for businesses. Limiting regulations and lowering taxes, he said, would increase economic growth. Mnuchin, who was Trump's national finance chairman during the presidential campaign, worked at Goldman Sachs for 17 years.