Islamic State defeated in Syria? Tell that to the loved ones of four fallen Americans

A month ago, when President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, he declared that “we have defeated ISIS in Syria.”  The terrorists, it seems, didn’t get the message. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for last week’s suicide bombing in northern Syria that killed four Americans — Green Beret Jonathan Farmer, 37; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon […]

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You can buy a house in this Italian town for about $1

Italy has a strong corporate ecosystem: Jean-Yves Fillion BNP Paribas USA CEO Jean-Yves Fillion discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Italy’s economy. Dreading the cold and snowy winter? Then consider relocating to a villa in this sunny, wine-producing Italian town, population less than 6,000. Continue Reading Below Sambuca, a hilltop town based in the Southern Italy island of Sicily, is selling […]

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Checks on both sides of Irish border ‘mandatory under no-deal Brexit’

European Union and World Trade Organization checks would be mandatory on both sides of the Irish border in the event of no-deal Brexit, one of the world’s leading experts on customs has said. Michael Lux, a former head of customs legislation and procedures at the European commission, said the UK would have to impose customs checks and tariffs on the […]

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Georgia man arrested in FBI sting for allegedly plotting to attack White House with rocket

Federal agents posing as potential terrorists and munitions sellers arrested a Georgia man in a plot to blast his way into the West Wing of the White House with an anti-tank rocket, according to court papers and prosecutors. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cummings, Georgia, met with undercover agents on Wednesday and traded his car for semi-automatic assault rifles, remote-controlled […]

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Investors in start-ups may get special rights

SEBI mulling board representation and appointment of auditors among other privileges The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is examining whether investors in start-ups can be granted special rights in terms of board representations and governance if such ventures list on the Innovators Growth Platform (IGP). As part of its attempts to attract start-ups and investors to the platform, […]

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I survived combat in Iraq and a suicide attempt at home. But many veterans aren’t so lucky.

I’m supposed to be a statistic. On July 14, 2012, drowning in grief and guilt, I tried to kill myself. Like so many veterans, I had found civilian life desperately difficult. War had drained me of joy. The sights, sounds and smells of the battlefield had been relentlessly looping in my head. The suffering seemed endless. And so, thinking there were no […]

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Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy action for retailer with $5.2B bid: Report

Is Sears dead? Belus Capital Advisors CEO Brian Sozzi on whether Sears can make a comeback. Sears Holdings Chairman Eddie Lampert has reportedly prevailed in a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of roughly $5.2 billion. Continue Reading Below That will allow the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open, people familiar with the […]

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Chris Christie, in new book, accuses Jared Kushner of political 'hit job'

Chris Christie and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (Getty) Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has accused White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner of a political "hit job" by engineering his ouster from Trump's transition team following the 2016 election. Christie writes in his forthcoming book, "Let Me Finish" (excerpts of which were published by The […]

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