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EU tries to keep multinationals from using tax loopholesEuropean Union finance ministers have agreed to new rules aimed at preventing multinational companies from exploiting differences in tax rates between countries in the EU and those outside the bloc
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, a mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The United Nations children's agency warned Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agencyAlmost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen: UN
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Dinh Thi Quyen, 18-year-old nice of Vietnamese suspect in the death of Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia, checks an image of Doan Thi Huong in Nghia Binh village in northern province of Nam Dinh, Vietnam, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The family of Huong arrested in the death of the half brother of North Korea’s ruler, confirmed she is their relative, but believes she didn’t knowingly participate in the killing. Quyen said she believes Huong was duped into taking part. (AP Photo/Duong Minh Hoang)
Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hardMalaysian officials say a cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned at the budget terminal of a Kuala Lumpur airport
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President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where he announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Police shoot to stop gas truck speeding against trafficPolice in Barcelona say they have fired gunshots to stop a Swedish man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on a city highway, ramming several cars along the way
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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solarNigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar as US-backed project launches nationwide
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Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'China's No. 2 leader has expressed hope that disputes with Washington can be settled amicably and warned that a "trade war would benefit nobody."
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Smoke rises from the town of Abu Saif after air strikes hit Islamic State militant positions, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Iraqi federal police units continued their advance towards western Mosul on Monday, battling Islamic State militants at a strategic hill south of the city's airport. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of MosulA military spokesman says Iraqi forces are consolidating their gains south of Mosul ahead of moving deeper into the city's Islamic State-held western half
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Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jailA Portuguese court has instructed police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she has to serve a prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that involved kidnapping terror suspects for interrogation
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  • Will reading teach teen vandals empathy?

    Amidst the chaos in Washington and the ricocheting anger around the country, the following item should supply most of us - book-lovers especially - with a level of comfort that is hard to come by these days. A Virginia judge recently ordered five vandals to read 35 books as a punishment for covering a historic African-American schoolhouse with racist, obscene and anti-Semitic graffiti. Tri-cityherald.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 05:03 AM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
  • The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

    Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag, and in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 11:25 AM
  • Wegmeyers, Fabbioli partner to produce first sparkling strawberry wine

    Thanks to a rainy spring and an overabundance of strawberries from last year's crop, a new agribusiness partnership between Fabbioli Cellars and Wegmeyer Farms will produce a batch of sparkling strawberry wine this year. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
  • Northern Va. commuters rate region low for traffic, but have hope

    Northern Virginia's transportation system is mediocre, according to the people who use it every day, and that's hurting their quality of life. A newly released survey conducted online in December for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority finds residents rate the system around a 6 out of 10. About seven out of 10 residents say the region is doing a mostly bad job on traffic flow and congestion, but a similar proportion say the region is doing a generally good job on transportation options and on transportation infrastructure. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 19 2017 @ 04:24 AM
  • Loudoun proposes $2.5 billion budget for fiscal 2018

    Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet kicked off the county's annual budget review process Wednesday by presenting a proposed spending plan for fiscal 2018 that funds almost all of the school system's request and provides staffing for several new facilities while holding property tax bills steady. The $2.5 billion budget complies with the Board of Supervisors' demand for a plan that avoids increasing the average homeowners' tax bills. The Washington Post, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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