World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

Scientists say the world’s permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. http://www.wral.com

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. http://www.wral.com

At Trump's side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. http://www.wral.com

Russia toughens its stance in islands dispute with Japan

Russia’s top diplomat on Monday threw cold water on Tokyo’s hopes for a quick return of disputed islands in the Pacific, warning Japan that it must recognize them as part of Russia’s territory as a starting point for… Read More

No shutdown end in sight; Trump says 'never ever back down'

President Donald Trump kept his hard line Monday on the partial government shutdown, now in a fourth week over his insistence on billions of dollars for a long, impregnable wall at the U.S. Mexico border. http://www.wral.com

Dug in at roundabouts, yellow vest protesters keep up fight

The roundabout outside Senlis in the northern Oise region close to the busiest of France’s highways is more than just asphalt with cars and trucks circling around it. http://www.wral.com

Trump indicates he won't declare emergency "so fast"

President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued… Read More

California governor offers $144B budget, sees big surplus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a state budget proposal Thursday that seemingly does it all — boosts spending toward his ambitious campaign promises and sets aside significant contributions toward debts and savings. http://www.wral.com

China ambassador accuses Canada and allies of racism

China’s ambassador to Canada accused the country Wednesday of “white supremacy” in calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China last month, while describing the detentions as an “act of self-defense.” http://www.wral.com

Crossing the sea: EU Medicines Agency shifts to Amsterdam

A gift of traditional Dutch wooden shoes kicked off the European Union Medicines Agency’s formal move from London to Amsterdam on Wednesday, a concrete consequence of Britain’s looming departure from the bloc. http://www.wral.com

Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

Yellow vest activists are urging French citizens to empty their bank accounts and spark a massive run on French banks in their long-standing fight with the government. http://www.wral.com

Norway: Businessman's wife abducted; ransom demanded

Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway’s richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-million.) http://www.wral.com

German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone

A German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities and told investigators he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. http://www.wral.com

Personal data hack of 100s of German politicians, celebs

Twitter suspended on Friday an account that posted links to sensitive personal data and documents stolen by hackers from hundreds of German public figures and politicians — from every political party but the far-right Alternative for Germany. http://www.wral.com

Dem-led House moves to join health care law case

The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. http://www.wral.com

The Latest: Trump on US spending bill: 'Let's get it done!'

The Latest on a partial government shutdown over money for President Donald Trump’s border wall (all times local): http://www.wral.com

Peru's president accuses AG of damaging big corruption probe

Thousands of Peruvians marched in protest again Tuesday decrying the attorney general’s dismissal of a team investigating the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case in a move that President Martin Vizcarra decried as “profoundly damaging.” http://www.wral.com

Judge clears the way for appeal of ruling against health law

A federal judge in Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. http://www.wral.com

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. http://www.wral.com

AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown

A look at the impact of the partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22: http://www.wral.com

Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

Cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club, President Donald Trump fired Twitter barbs at Democrats on Saturday as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate…. Read More

Farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown

The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second… Read More

Official: Russian weapon 27 times faster than speed of sound

A top Russian official says the nation’s new strategic weapon has made any missile defenses useless. http://www.wral.com

AP FACT CHECK: Trump confuses, misleads on border wall

President Donald Trump’s claims over Christmas that he had awarded 115 miles of new border wall construction in Texas appear to confuse work that’s already funded and underway. http://www.wral.com

Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

Protests erupted Tuesday in Tunisia after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, prompting clashes with police and nationwide concern. http://www.wral.com

Disgraced German reporter could face donation fraud charges

A German journalist who was found to have made up information for numerous articles may now be charged with allegedly soliciting donations for Syrian orphans from his readers. http://www.wral.com

Canada to embark on campaign to win release of citizens

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday that Canada will embark on a campaign to win the release of two citizens detained by China in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. http://www.wral.com

London's Gatwick Airport reopens; drone suspects questioned

London’s Gatwick Airport was plagued by long lines and flight delays Saturday but no new drone sightings, allowing British officials to hope the worse was over after two people were arrested in connection with the drone invasion that… Read More

Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

France’s yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris for weeks with their economic demands, turned out in sharply reduced numbers Saturday at the start of the Christmas and New Year holidays. http://www.wral.com

Germany: Amazon sends Alexa recordings to wrong user

A German technology magazine is reporting that Amazon sent recordings made by its Alexa voice-activated assistant to the wrong user, raising fresh privacy concerns about the use of digital devices. http://www.wral.com

Sinking Greek village highlights nation's addiction to coal

If earthquakes struck in slow motion, the results might be visible in a place like the Greek village of Anargyri, a hardscrabble enclave in a black landscape gutted by coal mining. http://www.wral.com

Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

The world’s burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain’s Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled — as its international statistic of the year…. Read More

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  http://www.wral.com

Elon Musk's new tunnel 'a little rough around the edges'

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur’s answer to what he calls “soul-destroying… Read More

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. http://www.wral.com

Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he wouldn’t let it happen. http://www.wral.com

Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant, using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under legislation approved last week during a lame-duck… Read More

UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. http://www.wral.com

Warrant: Drug dispute likely motive for execution-style killing in Durham

A dispute over missing marijuana may have led to the death of a California man whose body was found in a burning car in July, according to a new search warrant. http://www.wral.com

Authorities: Goldsboro football coach sold drugs on school property

A Wayne County Public Schools instructional assistant and football coach surrendered to police Wednesday after authorities said he sold drugs on school property. http://www.wral.com

Former housekeeper, husband charged in connection to FBI raid at north Raleigh mansion

Two additional people are charged in connection to an FBI raid at a multi-million dollar Raleigh mansion, according to documents obtained by WRAL News. http://www.wral.com

Robeson DA: Missed evidence from 2016 could have saved life of Hania Aguilar

The Internal Affairs Division of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is now looking into why deputies took no action on DNA evidence that linked a sexual assault in 2016 to the man who now is accused of raping… Read More

Commercial Real Estate News

Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, Feb. 10

Happy Friday, investors and brokers! In today’s commercial real estate news, a write-up on Dodd-Frank’s slow roll out, a chastising of luxury brands slow online adoption, and Whole Foods struggles for its sixth straight quarter. Killing Dodd-Frank Before… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, Jan. 20

Happy Friday, investors. Before you head off to your weekend, read these commercial real estate articles covering projected CMBS issuance, the record number of skyscrapers erected last year and growing rent prices. Projected CMBS Issuance for 2017 Under… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Jan. 17

In today’s commercial real estate news: an update on the blossoming real estate sector in Asia, marijuana’s link to high lease price rates, and traps for first time investors to avoid. Capturing Growth in Asia’s Property Management Frontier… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Monday, Jan. 16

Welcome back, investors. In today’s commercial real estate news: Trump’s anti-regulatory stance encourages developers, construction firms brace for an influx of infrastructure projects, and the apartment sector begins to cool. Homebuilders See Profit in Trump Bulldozing Environmental Rules… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, Jan. 13

Happy Friday, investors! Our commercial real estate news aggregation today covers a forecast for the world’s commercial market in 2017, an analysis of why REITs are struggling in the S&P and coverage of a bill proposed to help… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, Jan. 12

Good afternoon. Today, the commercial real estate news includes the likely growth of industrial properties in 2017, planning for succession in a family business and a new hire at CBRE South Florida. US Commercial Real Estate Executives Bet… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Wednesday, Jan. 11

Lots of news in the commercial real estate world today. Find out about it all with these four articles detailing CBRE’s acquisition of Floored, the heightened apartment activity in Orange County, the home of George Lucas’ museum, and… Read More

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Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Jan. 10

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