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In Brexit Talks, the Risk of No Deal Looms Large

October 14, 2017 |

Prime Minister Theresa May promised that, while the U.K. was hoping for successful negotiations with the EU over leaving the bloc, it was preparing the ground in case talks failed. What’s News Europe


Opinion: The real risk in Trump’s Iran gambit

October 12, 2017 |

It’s still unclear whether Donald Trump’s expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story. The bigger threat to the deal is Trump’s apparent intention to ratchet up pressure in the region on Tehran. Doing so risks not only scuppering the agreement, but putting the United States and Iran on a collision course that could result in outright conflict. – RSS Channel – World

Brexit Poses Risk to U.K.’s Existing Economic Order

October 9, 2017 |

The British people didn’t vote for a revolution. They simply voted to leave the European Union. But senior figures across the political spectrum believe that a revolution is what Britain is getting. What’s News Europe


Joey Badass to Donald Trump Impersonator’s Lawsuit: You Fell Offstage at Your Own Risk!

October 6, 2017 |

Joey Bada$ $ is firing back at a Donald Trump impersonator who sued the rapper for pushing him offstage … saying the guy has no case for a whole bunch of reasons. In Joey’s response, obtained by TMZ , he says Phillip Wilburn assumed a risk for his…

Hurricane Irma’s Surge Poses Big Risk to Florida

September 9, 2017 |

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm to take aim at Florida in decades, is on a path that presents the worst-case scenario for deadly storm surges and powerful winds when it strikes the state. What’s News Asia

Thai Ex-Leader’s Flight Eases Risk for Junta

August 28, 2017 |

Thailand’s military junta might have got the result it wanted when former leader Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country before a court could hand down a verdict in her negligence trial last week. What’s News Asia

U.S. credit rating at risk if debt limit is not raised in a ‘timely manner,’ Fitch warns

August 23, 2017 |

The nation’s credit rating is at risk if the $ 19.9-trillion debt limit is not raised “in a timely manner” before the Treasury runs out of cash in October, Fitch Ratings warned on Wednesday.

“Brinkmanship over the debt limit could ultimately have rating consequences, as failure to raise it would…

L.A. Times – Business


Elon Musk Warns of Autonomous Weapons … Innocent Populations at Risk

August 21, 2017 |

Elon Musk sounded off about the dangers of autonomous weapons, calling them a threat to our civilization. Musk signed an open letter to the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons … the body is taking up autonomous weapons, including…

Moderate Drinking May Lower Diabetes Risk

July 28, 2017 |

Good news, wine and beer lovers: A new study finds that “moderate but regular” alcohol consumption appears to be linked to a lower risk of developing diabetes. Researchers surveyed more than 70,000 Danish participants over a five-year period and found that men who reported drinking 14 drinks a week…

In Praise of Risk Philosopher Drowns During Rescue Attempt

July 25, 2017 |

A French philosopher who wrote about the importance of risk-taking drowned Friday at a beach on the French Riviera while attempting to save at least one child caught in the water. NPR reports that Anna Dufourmantelle, 53, was bathing at Pampelonne, a beach in St. Tropez, when an orange warning…