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The time has come for western firms to take Ukraine seriously

Four years ago, Ukraine hit the headlines when millions of its citizens took to the streets. They were protesting against their government’s decision to withdraw from signing a major agreement with the EU. The powerful protest resulted in a new government, with a pro-EU agenda. Russia retaliated by annexing Crimea and steering a subsequent militant separatist movement in
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DEBATE: Would the UK thrive under WTO rules of trade?

Would the UK thrive under WTO rules of trade? John Longworth, co-chair of Leave Means Leave, says YES. WTO rules would give us the freedom of making our own trade arrangements around the world, where 90 per cent of future growth will take place. Most of the world operates on WTO rules – it is perfectly sensible for us to do the same. We would also have the ability to
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A political fog on eurozone reform — courtesy of Paris and Berlin

Political Economy is a column about the intersection of economics, finance and politics across Europe. PARIS — A European institution that hasn’t been used much for three years has become a showcase of the political hypocrisies surrounding talks to reform the eurozone. The bloc’s bailout fund — the European Stability Mechanism — is at the center of the debate on the
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Broadway Review: A Glorious, Timely Revival Of ‘Once On This Island’

[embedded content]Joan Marcus A joyful noise thunders through Circle in the Square theater, as Broadway welcomes a smashing revival of Once On This Island. Michael Arden’s exuberant staging of this 1990 musical fairy tale set on a Caribbean island conjures a spell that is devastatingly timely yet affectingly timeless in its evocation of how love goes when the indifferent,
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NFL Anthem Protests Week 13 – $100 Million Bribe Won’t Stop Kneeling

REX/Shutterstock Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night — or, apparently, $100 million – will stay the National Football League’s protesters from the swift completion of their appointed tasks. This week, a league that has tried just about everything from negotiating to pleading to offering reasonable alternatives to insulting the players did a true Hail Mary –
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Co-op sells food after ‘best before’ dates in waste crackdown

The Co-op will become the first major retailer to sell food beyond its "best before" dates. The chain's 125 stores in the East of England will sell dried foods and tinned products for just 10p in a bid to cut food waste. WRAP, the waste and recycling advisory body, said the Co-op's "bold" move complied with food safety standards. The UK throws away 7.3
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Brexit impact on UK pharma industry to be investigated

Brexit may affect the cost of medicines and hit UK pharmaceutical investment, a Commons committee head has warned. Rachel Reeves, who chairs the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee, says access to new medical products may also be at risk. She said the uncertainty around Brexit was "very concerning", as MPs prepare to examine its effects on the
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Are Saturday jobs less popular among children now?

A Saturday job used to be a rite of passage for many children, but pressure to succeed at school and other factors means that's no longer the case. The number of school children with a part-time job has fallen by a fifth in the past five years, new figures show. The findings come from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all local authorities across the UK