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Poor Mexico workers fear Trump trade effect

0SHARESShare Tweet VILLA DE REYES (MEXICO) (AFP) –  In a rocky desert of northern Mexico, impoverished villagers fear they may be the first people in the world to suffer the impact of US President-elect Donald Trump’s trade crackdown. In the town of Villa de Reyes stand the square white skeletons of two huge buildings: an unfinished Ford car factory. The $1.6-billion ...

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PM May 'to confirm Britain's exit from EU single market'

Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it “half in, half out” of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc. Those 12 priorities will include leaving the European Union’s single market, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday. May will ...

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The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

0SHARESShare Tweet WASHINGTON (AFP) –  Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy — and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him. With 19.8 million followers, the president-elect has granted some interviews to traditional media outlets, but has leaned heavily on the online platform as a powerful way to self-promote, attack ...

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The spy who quit? Lovers keep 007 passive smoking risk up

0SHARESShare Tweet PARIS (AFP) –  James Bond may have quit smoking 14 years ago, but he remains at high risk from the puffing habits of his many sexual partners, researchers warned Tuesday. Delving into the British spy’s on-screen smoking history, a team of public health researchers sought to highlight the tobacco hazards faced by the fictional action hero — and the ...

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Outside pressure child's play for Ibrahimovic

0SHARESShare Tweet LONDON (AFP) –  Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmovic says the pressure on him that comes from outside is like a kindergarten compared to the pressure he places on himself every time he trains or plays for Manchester United. The 35-year-old striker — who has defied the sceptics who thought he was too old to flourish at United but has scored ...

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AC Milan stay in chase for Europe with Torino draw

0SHARESShare Tweet MILAN (AFP) –  AC Milan battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Torino on Monday keeping their bid for Europe alive by moving fifth in the Serie A table. Andrea Belotti had put Torino ahead after 21 minutes with his 14th league goal of the season and Marco Benassi adding a second for the hosts five ...

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With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks

0SHARESShare Tweet NEW YORK (AFP) –  Atlanta’s German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks’ 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday — with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining ...

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Big guns Denmark, France into last 16 at handball worlds

0SHARESShare Tweet PARIS (AFP) –  Olympic gold medallists Denmark and reigning world champions France booked their tickets to the last 16 of the World Handball Championships on Monday. Denmark saw off Scandinavian rivals Sweden in a hard-fought 27-25 battle in Paris while hosts France and Brazil advanced without playing thanks to Russia’s 24-20 win over Poland in the western city of ...

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Acupuncture may cure baby colic, says criticised study

0SHARESShare Tweet PARIS (AFP) –  Swedish researchers said Tuesday acupuncture “appears to reduce crying” in babies suffering from colic. But their work was criticised by colleagues in the medical field, with one calling the study methodology “appalling”. A duo from the Lund University’s medicine faculty tested the traditional Chinese needle-piercing remedy in a trial involving nearly 150 babies between two and ...

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