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Monday, February 11th, 2019

 

French presidential aide quits as Benalla scandal deepens

President Emmanuel Macron’s special advisor Ismael Emelien joined a wave of departures from the Elysee as the French leader struggles to rebuild his popularity, sapped by “yellow vest” protests and a scandal surrounding his former security chief.


Denver teachers march out of classrooms in strike over wages

Denver public school teachers walked off the job on Monday to demand higher and more predictable wage hikes, disrupting classes for some 92,000 students in the latest of a wave of strikes by U.S. educators over the past year.


U.S. official blasts Democratic proposal on immigration detention facilities

A Trump administration immigration official on Monday called a Democratic proposal to cap the number of spaces at detention facilities for illegal immigrants “extremely damaging” to public safety, an issue that has complicated talks aimed at heading off another government shutdown.


Apple iPhone sales in China fell by a fifth in fourth quarter: IDC

Apple Inc iPhone sales in China fell 20 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, while sales for smartphones made by home-grown rival Huawei soared by 23 percent, data from industry research firm IDC showed on Monday.


Tracking Duke basketball through its grueling February schedule

Duke basketball faces four road games and four games against the top 16 in college basketball. Here’s a look at its root canal of a February slate….


France 2019: Guidelines for the use of FIFA’s Official Marks


Brazil pension bill to wait for Bolsonaro OK after he leaves hospital: spokesman

Brazil’s pension reform proposal currently being drawn up by Economy Minister Paulo Guedes will not be submitted to President Jair Bolsonaro while he is still in hospital, and there is no date yet for him to be discharged, his spokesman said on Monday.


Pennsylvania suspends all permit work for Energy Transfer

Pennsylvania environmental regulators suspended all permit work for Energy Transfer LP after the company failed to comply with an October order following an explosion of the Revolution natural gas pipe in the western part of the state in September.


Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise condominium that was captured on a video that went viral.


Catalyst Pharma sees net price of drug, once free, topping $300,000

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday that it expects its drug for a rare disease, which had long been available to patients for free, will cost more than $300,000 per year including rebates to insurers and other discounts.



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