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ROMANIA: A train travels on the newly constructed bridge over the Danube River that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria, 320 km (199 miles) southwest of Bucharest. The bridge, measuring 2 km (1.24 miles) long and built with a budget of 275 million Euros ($362 million), is the biggest construction project in Bulgaria and one of the most important projects supported by the European Union, constructors said. It includes a road and railway track.

The world's most amazing bridges

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Bridges have conquered civilizations, connected races and brought cultures into contact and conflict. At their simplest, however, they have enabled human beings (and animals) to explore and discover land masses separated by great, intractable bodies of water.

Consider for heft London's iconic Tower Bridge and the imposing Sydney Harbour Bridge, or for tasteful architecture the exquisitely beautiful Pont Alexandre III in Paris and Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence.

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    The Canadian Press

    Protesters march in London to demand new vote on Brexit

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union. Organizers want the public to have a final say on the government's Brexit deal with the EU, arguing that new facts have come to light about the

  • Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America
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    The Canadian Press

    Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

    China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the administration

  • The Latest: London mayor joins march for new Brexit vote
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    The Canadian Press

    The Latest: London mayor joins march for new Brexit vote

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined thousands of voters calling for a second Brexit referendum at a major demonstration. Khan said Saturday's event was a "march for the future" for young Britons, including those who were too young to vote in Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum,

  • Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources
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    Reuters

    Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources

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  • Mega Millions jackpot surges to $1.6 billion. If you win, here's how to avoid big mistakes
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    CNBC

    Mega Millions jackpot surges to $1.6 billion. If you win, here's how to avoid big mistakes

    The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at $1.6 billion — the largest in U.S. lottery history — after no one hit all winning numbers in Friday night's drawing.

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    Bloomberg

    Putin’s Big Military Buildup Is Behind NATO Lines

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    Bloomberg

    Italian Populists Struggle to Stay United as Tensions Mount

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  • U.S. Seeks to Phase In Shipping Rules, Sending Refiners Sharply Lower
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    Bloomberg

    U.S. Seeks to Phase In Shipping Rules, Sending Refiners Sharply Lower

    The Trump administration is seeking to slow the implementation in 2020 of tighter fuel restrictions on the global shipping industry. The move risks alienating an industry that supported Trump, and which stands to gain from the increase in demand for cleaner-burning diesel fuel. U.S. refineries are

  • Finance
    Bloomberg

    Australian Government Loses Majority With Election Defeat

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  • Chinese premier tells European, Asian leaders Beijing will continue reform
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    Reuters

    Chinese premier tells European, Asian leaders Beijing will continue reform

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at a meeting between Asian and European leaders in Brussels that China will continue to open up its economy, push forward reforms and improve its business environment, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday. Li said Asian and European countries need to safeguard

  • Taiwan Independence Supporters Protest in Warning to Tsai
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    Bloomberg

    Taiwan Independence Supporters Protest in Warning to Tsai

    Unhappy with the president’s moderate stance on Taiwan’s international status, their main demand is for a change to the referendum law to allow the public to vote on Taiwan’s independence. Topics relating to Taiwan’s name, national symbols and constitution are barred under the current law. Since coming

  • Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source
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    Reuters

    Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source

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  • Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response
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    The Canadian Press

    Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response

    Italy's deputy premier is brushing off a ratings downgrade and vowing to forge ahead with the government's rule-busting budget as Italy prepares to respond to European Union concerns about its high deficit targets. International credit rating agency Moody's late Friday downgraded Italy'

  • Khashoggi Crisis Tests Saudi Crown Prince's Firm Grip on Power
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    Bloomberg

    Khashoggi Crisis Tests Saudi Crown Prince's Firm Grip on Power

    The widening fallout from the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington-based Saudi journalist, inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul has raised questions about whether the crown prince can maintain his grip on all levers of power in the kingdom or if he’ll be checked by his father, or even rivals

  • UBS warns staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing: source
    Finance
    Reuters

    UBS warns staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing: source

    The banker, who is based in Singapore and works in the relationship management team in UBS's wealth management unit, still has her passport, but was asked to remain in China and meet with local authority officials next week, the person said. The purpose of the meeting with authorities is not clear

  • Carney Says Brexit Stress Tests for Banks 'Severe But Plausible’
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    Bloomberg

    Carney Says Brexit Stress Tests for Banks 'Severe But Plausible’

    Stress tests conducted by the central bank show Britain’s financial system would still have more than adequate capital to maintain lending in the face of multiple headwinds, Carney said in a speech in New York on Friday. The bank has been “preparing for the worst” outcome to the U.K.’s negotiations,

  • Brexit Deadlock May Make ECB Reticence on Risks Hard to Sustain
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    Bloomberg

    Brexit Deadlock May Make ECB Reticence on Risks Hard to Sustain

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  • China's Growth Dragged Down by Construction, Bolstered by Tech
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    Bloomberg

    China's Growth Dragged Down by Construction, Bolstered by Tech

    Growth in the construction sector slowed to 2.5 percent from a year earlier compared with 4 percent in the previous quarter, the statistics bureau said. The financial sector also grew at a slower pace of 4 percent while information technology continued to expand at a fast clip of 32.8 percent, compared

  • Billionaire Mittal Closer to India Entry as Essar Bid Favored
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    Bloomberg

    Billionaire Mittal Closer to India Entry as Essar Bid Favored

    Arcelor, controlled by billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, will now begin final negotiations with creditors, the Luxembourg-based producer said in a statement. The move by lenders comes after Arcelor on Wednesday agreed to clear about 74.69 billion rupees ($1 billion) in outstanding dues of two of its group

  • The New Thing in Energy Is Old Pipes
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    Bloomberg

    The New Thing in Energy Is Old Pipes

    The former Schlumberger Ltd. CEO’s investment vehicle, Sentinel Energy Services Inc., announced Friday it will buy Strike LLC, which specializes in maintaining and repairing pipelines. It is interesting that Gould, having no doubt scanned a wide range of potential targets across the services sector,

  • European Union, Singapore Sign Free-Trade and Investment Pacts
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    Bloomberg

    European Union, Singapore Sign Free-Trade and Investment Pacts

    The EU and Singapore will remove tariffs, reduce technical barriers, and provide better opportunities in services and government procurement under the deals, the Singapore government said in a statement Friday. The city-state will drop tariffs on all products coming from the European Union. The EU

  • Finance
    Bloomberg

    Vote Again on Brexit

    (The Bloomberg View) -- On Saturday, more than 100,000 people are expected to march through central London to demand a second vote on Brexit. They’re about the only ones talking sense on the matter.

  • Treasury Yields Hammerlocked as Fed Optimism Meets Global Risks
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    Bloomberg

    Treasury Yields Hammerlocked as Fed Optimism Meets Global Risks

    Minutes from the Fed’s last gathering indicated it’s willing to keep lifting rates even to the point of restricting growth, providing a boost to yields. The coming week will provide insights on the U.S. growth picture from gross domestic product data, and potentially some clues into Fed thinking, with

  • Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case
    Finance
    The Canadian Press

    Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

    The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova

  • Swiss Re Said to Discuss Investment in Insurer Anbang With China
    Finance
    Bloomberg

    Swiss Re Said to Discuss Investment in Insurer Anbang With China

    Swiss Re is among parties that have been approached as China seeks to find fresh funds to shore up the insurer, according to the people. Since China temporarily seized the acquisitive insurer earlier this year and sentenced its chairman to prison, officials been seeking strategic investors both at home