‘My whole life has been a lie’: Sweden admits meatballs are Turkish

Turks dont mince their words as they relish news that Ikeas famous dish is not Swedish Turks have reacted with undisguised glee to what many have described as an official and certainly long overdue confession from Stockholm that Swedens signature national dish is, in fact, Turkish. Those famous Swedish meatballs…

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Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and…

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Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germanys SPD Backs Coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe’s biggest economy. SPD members approved the coalition pact by a wider-than-expected margin, which may make it easier for the party to effectively…

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Facebook Plunges as Pressure Mounts on Zuckerberg Over Data

Demands follow report that Cambridge Analytica violated rules Lawmakers seek more than ‘false reassurance’ on data safety Mark Zuckerberg to appear before lawmakers to explain how U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, was able to harvest the personal information. Facebook has already…

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More Than 30 Trump Aides Lose Top-Secret Clearance, Sources Say

More than 30 aides to President announced her plans to resign in a statement released by the White House. In an earlier memo released Feb. 16, Kelly said that the administration must “do better” in its handling of security clearances. Kelly said he would discontinue all “Top Secret or SCI-level…

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