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Op-Ed: With Palantir software used by ICE, no one is safe from scrutiny

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement renewed its contract with the software company Palantir, according to new government documents made public on Monday, and it could be worth some $49 million over the next three years.

Israel, South Korea announce free trade deal

Jerusalem - Israel and South Korea announced Wednesday they have concluded a free trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars to video games.

Syria regime forces take full control of key town: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces took full control of the key northwestern town of Khan Sheikhun on Wednesday, surrounding Turkish forces at a nearby observation post, a war monitor said.

Nothing new for US in Trump's Greenland ambitions

Washington - President Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland has been met with disdain -- but it follows a longstanding US tradition of expanding its frontiers through land purchases from foreign countries.

US, Mexico reach deal to end tomato tariffs

Mexico - The United States and Mexico said Wednesday they have reached a deal to end US tariffs on Mexican tomatoes, imposed amid a surge in trade tension between the neighbors.The US imposed the 17.

US takes aim at deadly Chinese fentanyl networks

Washington - The US Treasury took action Wednesday to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths.

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Salvador - Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups had started the blazes.

Nigeria hails 'historic milestone' after 3 years polio-free

Abuja - Nigeria on Wednesday announced that three years had elapsed since it last recorded a case of polio, a key step towards eradicating the notorious disease in Africa.

Palestinian politician's family accuse Egypt of arresting son

Apo - The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath's son Ramy last month.

Nigeria's Buhari assigns new ministers

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday handed out jobs to his new cabinet, insisting the government was able to meet Nigeria's challenges despite criticism that his lineup favoured ageing loyalists.

France warns 'no deal' Brexit becoming 'most likely'

A no-deal Brexit is becoming the most likely scenario for Britain's departure from the European Union, a French presidential aide said Wednesday, a day before Boris Johnson visits Paris for talks with President Emmanuel Macron.

Record number of wildfires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest

A record number of wildfires are burning away large areas of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, according to satellite imagery provided by the country's National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

Turkish police block protests over sacking of pro-Kurdish mayors

Diyarbakir - Turkish police on Wednesday blocked protests over the government's sacking of three mayors in the southeast accused of having links to Kurdish militants, an AFP correspondent said.

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

Johanesburg - In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa's apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to "hate speech" and "harassment".

IMF to Trump: It's not working

Washington - US tariffs on China won't fix the trade deficit, and neither will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cuts, International Monetary Fund economists said Wednesday.

Are employers prepared as Gen Z grads enter the workforce?

As Generation Z enters the workforce, are employers prepared to give them what they want or need? With low unemployment rates and a strong labor market in the U.S., the balance is with these new workers. A new survey identifies the trends.

MOGUAI talks Spinnin' yacht cruise, inspirations and digital age Special

Acclaimed German producer and DJ MOGUAI chatted with Digital Journal about the Spinnin' yacht cruise on September 1 and being an artist in this digital age.

Meet Carolyn Miller: Rising Long Island country singer-songwriter Special

Wantagh - Rising country singer-songwriter Carolyn Miller sat down and chatted with Digital Journal prior to her concert at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall.

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.
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