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EU moves on migrant plans, while 100 reported missing at sea

EU moves on migrant plans, while 100 reported missing at seaBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders Friday drew up new plans to screen migrants in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe, saying they set aside major differences over stemming the flow of people seeking sanctuary or better lives. But the show of unity did little to hide the fact that the hardest work still lies ahead.



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Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition

Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisitionAmazon set its sights on the pharmacy market Thursday with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption by the US online colossus. Terms were not disclosed on the deal for PillPack, an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 US states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. Amazon has long been rumored to be interested in the pharmacy business, and the entry by a powerful new player could unsettle a business dominated by large American chains including CVS and Walgreens.



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Harley-Davidson moves some work from US due to tariffs

Harley-Davidson moves some work from US due to tariffsHarley-Davidson plans to shift some manufacturing of the iconic motorcycles overseas to avoid retaliatory European tariffs imposed last week, the company said Monday. The European Union hit the American motorcycles with duties of 31 percent on Friday, up from six percent, boosting the cost to EU consumers by about $ 2,200. The EU targeted the US vehicles as part of its rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, one aspect of his multi-front trade war.



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EPA Moves To Replace Obama-Era Rule Protecting Drinking Water For 117 Million

EPA Moves To Replace Obama-Era Rule Protecting Drinking Water For 117 MillionThe Environmental Protection Agency on Friday inched closer to proposing a



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Anthony Bourdain's Death Moves Restaurant CEO Whose Life He Changed to Donate Earnings to Suicide Hotline

Anthony Bourdain's Death Moves Restaurant CEO Whose Life He Changed to Donate Earnings to Suicide HotlineThe family behind New York City's Xi'an Famous Foods credits Bourdain for their success.



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Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents' Home, Finally Moves Out

Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents' Home, Finally Moves OutMichael Rotondo has finally left the building.



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California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers 'Red Flag' Dangerous Gun Owners

California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers 'Red Flag' Dangerous Gun OwnersLawmakers in the California Assembly voted Monday to advance a bill that would



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Islamic State fighters 'evacuate Damascus enclave' as Bashar Assad moves to reclaim western Syria

Islamic State fighters 'evacuate Damascus enclave' as Bashar Assad moves to reclaim western SyriaA war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents. The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus will mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria. Swathes of territory at the borders with Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, however, remain outside state control. Syrian government forces and their allies have been battling to recover the enclave south of Damascus since defeating rebels in eastern Ghouta, also near the capital, in April. The area is centred around the al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjoining Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. In a live broadcast, a reporter with Syrian state TV said the Syrian army operations in the Hajar al-Aswad area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing as columns of smoke rose from the area behind him. Smoke billowing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk during regime strikes targeting the Islamic State group in the camp Credit: Stringer/AFP The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said buses had entered the enclave after midnight to take out fighters and their families. They had left towards the Syrian Badia, a sparsely populated expanse of territory east of the capital that extends to the border with Jordan and Iraq, it said. Islamic State militants had torched their offices in the Yarmouk enclave, the Observatory said. Negotiated withdrawals have been a common feature of the Syrian war in recent years as the government, aided by the Russian military and Iran-backed forces, has steadily clawed back territory. The rebels have mostly been given safe passage to northwestern Syria. In the last two months alone, the United Nations says 110,000 people have been evacuated to northwestern Syria and rebel-held areas north of Aleppo. Syrian president Bashar Assad meets Vladimir Putin for talks in Sochi on May 17 Credit: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP The opposition has called it a policy of forced displacement amounting to demographic change to drive out Assad's opponents. The Syrian government has said nobody is forced to leave and those who stay must accept state rule. While Assad has vowed to win back "every inch" of Syria, the map of the conflict suggests a more complicated time ahead from now on. The U.S. military is in much of the east and northeast, which is controlled by Kurdish groups that want autonomy from Damascus. It has used force to defend the territory from pro-Assad forces. Turkey has sent forces into the northwest to counter those same Kurdish groups, carving out a buffer zone where anti-Assad rebels have regrouped. In the southwest, where rebels hold territory at the Israeli and Jordanian border, Assad faces the risk of conflict with Israel, which wants his Iranian-backed allies kept well away from the frontier and has mounted air strikes in Syria.



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Iran FM in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear deal

Iran FM in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear dealIran’s foreign minister was in Moscow on Monday as Russia tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington’s pull-out, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe. Iranian state television Irib broadcasted images of Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, saying he had arrived in Russia at 4am (01:00 GMT) on Monday and was due to meet Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.



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Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA's Caribbean assets – sources

Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA's Caribbean assets - sourcesHOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA to enforce a $ 2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands of Curacao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius that accounted for about a quarter of Venezuela’s oil exports last year. The company received court attachments freezing assets at least two of the facilities, and could move to sell them, one of the sources said.



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