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Hong Kong’s Last British Governor Criticizes Beijing 20 Years After Handover

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Chris Patten, Hong Kong

On the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, Chris Patten has harsh words for Beijing’s heavy-handed approach to the governance of the territory.

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Researchers Analyze Economic Impact Of Climate Change In The U.S.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

A team of scientists and economists claims they’ve come up with the most thorough analysis of the cost of climate change in the U.S. Most of the country will suffer economic loss in addition to higher mortality from heat waves and loss of agriculture productivity by 2100. But like all predictions far into the future, this one has a wide range of outcomes and could be overshadowed by new technology still to be invented.

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French Bank BNP Paribas Accused Of Complicity In Rwandan Genocide

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The BNP Paribas logo at the headquarters of the French bank in Paris in 2009.

Three civil society organizations in France have filed a lawsuit against French banking giant BNP Paribas, accusing it of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed more than 800,000 people.

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Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Registers As A Foreign Agent

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had resigned his position last August after his work for Ukrainian interests came under scrutiny.

Paul Manafort’s firm took in more than $17 million working for Ukraine’s Party of Regions, which is widely considered to have had strong ties to the Kremlin.

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Why Whole Foods’ Small Suppliers Think Amazon Will Be Good For Them

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Indea Leo of Lillabee baking hopes that Amazon buying Whole Foods will be good for her business.

The small companies that gave Whole Foods its local-food image are relieved to see Amazon taking over. But their hopes may collide with the online retailer’s cost-cutting tactics.

(Image credit: Linda Winski/Courtesy of Indea Leo)

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