Daily Archive: December 14, 2017

Dec
14

In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.

Dec
14

Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) – Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city’s urban villages.

Dec
14

The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility | John Harris

Since 2010, more than 478 libraries have closed in England, Wales and Scotland. It’s the old Tory con: talk up advancement, then attack the institutions that make it possible

If they weren’t already here, we’d have to invent them: public spaces, crammed with books, computers and information points, where events and meetings regularly take place, and children in particular get an early taste of the world beyond their own immediate experience.

Related: The UK no longer has a national public library system | Laura Swaffield

Related: No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Continue reading…

Dec
14

Japan business sentiment hits 11-year high

Growing exports and stronger domestic demand boost corporate sector

Dec
14

Indonesia trade data comes in ahead of forecasts in November

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