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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren used her speech following the Nevada caucuses to go after opponent Michael Bloomberg's height.

Warren insults Bloomberg after Nevada caucuses

Immigration, key driver of Brexit, has been hot-button issue in UK for decades, causing dismay among business leaders

After Dec. 31, freedom of movement between the U.K. and EU will end, and the U.K. will treat the EU and non-EU citizens equally. The new rules do not impact EU migrants currently in the U.K. The new points-based system will come into effect in January 2021 and has three essential requirements, with the rest being desirable and interchangeable. The applicant must speak English, have a job offer by an approved sponsor, and the job must be at the appropriate skill level. These three factors together give the migrant 50 of the 70 points needed to be able to come to the U.K. Remaining points are awarded for qualifications such as a PhDs, high-salary jobs, and working in sectors with labour shortages. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a progressive think tank, said their analysis of government data found that “69% of EU migrants currently working in the U.K. would be ineligible for a skilled work visa.” The think tank found that 66% of existing EU migrants working i

On Friday, Chinese authorities announced that the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak reached 2,238.

On Friday, Chinese authorities announced that the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak reached 2,238. The deadly coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with six confirmed cases in northern Italy and one casualty in South Korea, the latest reports said Friday. While the treatment of three people – two Chinese nationals and an Italian – continues in Italy, six others were diagnosed with novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the northern Lombardy region. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said these people would be put under quarantine at a medical facility. Additionally, the Yonhap news agency reported that coronavirus claimed another life in South Korea, where there are over 200 registered cases. The latest reports suggest that some crew members of a Montenegrin cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which went into quarantine on Feb. 4 in Tokyo, contracted the virus. Israel on Friday announced that one person evacuated from the ship contracted the vi

Only modest package possible as both countries have hit each other with retaliatory tariffs

Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, is scheduled to travel to Ahmedabad, Agra, and New Delhi on Feb. 24 and 25. He will open the world's biggest cricket stadium and watch the sunset at the Taj Mahal, a Mughal era mausoleum. Ahead of the visit, however, there have been talks about New Delhi and Washington agreeing on a trade package as a precursor to a major trade deal. At an event in Las Vegas on Thursday, Trump gave mixed messages about prospects of a trade deal with Indian premier Narendra Modi. “We’re going to India and we may make a tremendous deal there. Maybe we’ll slow it down, we’ll do it after the election,” he said. Earlier, he told journalists in Maryland: "We're not treated very well by India, but I happen to like Prime Minister Modi a lot... we can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really saving the big deal for later on." The U.S. president's statement, however, was downplayed b