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Tariffs, Michigan, Nor’easter: Your Friday Evening Briefing

____ Photo Credit Ryan Mcbride/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 3. A fierce nor’easter punished much of the East Coast, toppling power lines, stranding travelers and causing dangerous flooding from Georgia to Maine. Above, Scituate, Mass. Europe has also seen intense winter weather this week, with heavy snow and freezing temperatures …

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Concerns over Putin's 'invincible' weapons

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have shared concern over President Vladimir Putin’s claim Russia was developing new “invincible” weapons. “The chancellor and the president voiced concern about Russian President Putin’s latest remarks on arms development and its negative impact on international arms control efforts,” said a …

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Govt Strategic Communications Unit to be reviewed

The way the Government’s Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) works is to be reviewed by the country’s top civil servant. Martin Fraser, the Secretary General at the Department of the Taoiseach, has been asked by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to conduct a general review of the unit. His recommendations will then be …

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What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Questions have been raised over Melania Trump’s specialist visa, but how hard are they really to obtain? Melania Trump obtained US citizenship on a visa reserved for immigrants with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim”, according to a report in the Washington Post. …

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BGF Ventures leads ticket search engine TickX’s £3M Series A

TickX, a U.K., Manchester-based startup that has developed a search engine and discovery platform for events and other “attractions” tickets, has raised £3 million in Series A funding. The round is led by BGF Ventures, the early-stage venture arm of BGF, which has been going through a restructuring that saw …

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