Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Image copyright Bolivian Ministry of Culture Image caption Specialised divers have located 10,000 items so far Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz in Bolivia, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. “My goal was to work in the ...

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ECB to stop its printing presses even as concerns grow

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank is all but certain to formally end its lavish bond purchase scheme on Thursday but will take an increasingly dim view on growth, raising the odds that its next step in removing stimulus will be delayed. The skyline with its financial district and the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are photographed ...

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China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor since Dec. ...

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David Dimbleby’s 25 years on Question Time

Image caption David Dimbleby has spent a quarter-century presenting the show After 25 years, David Dimbleby’s tenure on BBC One’s Question Time is coming to an end. The presenter is stepping down from the flagship political debate show, with Fiona Bruce poised to replace him. “It has been exhilarating following the twists and turns of British politics,” he has said. ...

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U.S. solar takes hit from Trump tariffs but is cheaper than ever: report

(Reuters) – U.S. solar installations fell 15 percent in the third quarter as the Trump administration’s tariffs on overseas-made panels forced developers to put off large projects, according to a report commissioned by the industry’s primary trade group. FILE PHOTO: Solar panels are pictured at the BP America Gasosaurus Gas Unit well site in Lufkin, Texas, U.S., June 13, 2018. ...

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India’s ruling party aware it must tackle problems after state poll setbacks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party officials are gathering on Thursday for talks on a general election due by May, with their deliberations overshadowed by the party’s defeat at the polls in three heartland rural states. FILE PHOTO: A supporter holds up a cut-out of a lotus, the election symbol of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata ...

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News Daily: May joins EU summit after MPs’ vote and second Canadian ‘missing’ in China

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright AFP ‘Renewed mission’: May joins EU summit after surviving confidence vote More than a third of Conservative MPs voted on Wednesday that they had no confidence in Theresa May’s leadership, but she remains as prime minister. And the work doesn’t stop. Mrs May is off to a ...

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Asian shares rally on U.S.-China trade thaw

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian equity markets rallied on Thursday on signs of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions and expectations that China will step up efforts soon to support its cooling economy. FILE PHOTO: An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific ...

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