• Boris Johnson Heads for Big Majority in U.K. Election, Exit Poll Says
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    (Bloomberg) — Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson is on course to win a decisive victory in the U.K.’s general election, vindicating his gamble on an early vote and putting the country on track to leave the European Union next month. The pound rose.The official…
  • Your Evening Briefing
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    (Bloomberg) — Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon? Sign up here President Donald Trump tweeted five minutes after markets opened in New York that the U.S. and China were very close to a trade deal, which predictably sent stocks skyward as Wall Streeters bet Dec. 15 tariffs on $160…
  • The campaign to stop Brexit is over and Britain is heading for another decade of Conservative dominance
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    If borne out in the results, the official exit poll suggests the UK is heading for Brexit and at least ten more years of Conservative government
  • Pound Surges to 19-Month High as Poll Points to Conservative Win
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    (Bloomberg) — The pound surged to its highest level since May 2018 as an exit poll indicated Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party will secure a strong majority in the U.K. election, raising hopes of an end to the Brexit deadlock.Sterling jumped as much as 2.7% to $1.3514, on course for the…
  • The urgent lesson for America's voters in the UK's 'disinformation election': Analysis
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    Answer: because three years after a Brexit referendum campaign bursting with half-truths, exaggeration and just outright lies, it seems the U.K. has not learned its lesson. Both in the United States and here in the U.K., the focus has been on possible foreign interference. Spin has long been a part…
  • Boris Johnson: Britain's divisive Brexit champion
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    Boris Johnson persuaded British voters to back Brexit in 2016 and if exit polls are correct now has a chance to deliver, but he stands accused of Trump-style populism that risks further dividing the country. The Conservative leader campaigned relentlessly on a promise to “Get Brexit Done”, by finally taking…
  • Early exit polls indicate huge victory for Conservatives in UK election
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    If early exit polls are any indication, Conservatives have won a huge victory in U.K.’s closely watched general election. Britain went to the polls for the third time in five years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. The victory would mean a clear…
  • Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes
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    Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those powers. Anger over the errors cited in this week’s Justice…
  • Boris Johnson on Course for Blowout Election Win
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    LONDON—Boris Johnson will be re-elected as British prime minister in a landslide victory that is expected to wipe out Labour strongholds across the country.An exit poll commissioned by the country’s main broadcasters predicted that the Conservatives would take as many as 368 seats, giving Johnson a majority in the House…
  • British Election Exit Poll Predicts Win For Conservative Party
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    The next government will decide how the country handles Brexit.
  • Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans
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    It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump. The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical standards of journalists…
  • Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle
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    Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.’s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Karen Bitar, provided the estimate to U.S. District Judge Paul A.…
  • Traditional Thai massage gets UNESCO heritage status
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    At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill — the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which was added Thursday to UNESCO’s prestigious heritage list. Originating in India and practiced in Thailand for centuries, the massage was popularized when a specialty…
  • Over 1,000 ancient relics recovered from Syrian museum
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    More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said Thursday. The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria said the 1,097 pieces…
  • With Many Dents to Its Image, Nobel Peace Prize Is Hit With a Few More
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    The Nobel Peace Prize has long been contentious, beginning with its origins in the will of Alfred Nobel, the 19th-century inventor of dynamite. But it is extraordinary that two winners are almost simultaneously battling accusations of behavior that is widely regarded as antithetical to the spirit and purpose of the…
  • Why On Earth Nikki Haley Thinks We Should Keep The Confederate Flag
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    When compared to the rest of President Donald Trump’s straw men administration, Nikki Haley might seem like a standard run-of-the-mill diplomat — she wasn’t really the subject of headlines (or tweets) for the better part of 2019. But in her recent book, With All Due Respect, it turns out that…
  • New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement
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    The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year. Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people…
  • Senate backs measure affirming century-old Armenian genocide
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    Mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago were genocide, the Senate declared Thursday in a vote that prompted angry denunciations by Turkey and accusations that the U.S. was undermining its relations with a key NATO ally. The Senate action follows a vote by…
  • Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone test
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    Iran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister. Officials say using drones might one day reduce air pollution and traffic in the capital Tehran. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, in video posted on his Twitter account, shows Thursday how he…
  • Countries blocking progress at crunch UN climate talks: hosts Spain
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    Some rich and developing countries are barring progress in vital United Nations climate talks, the COP 25 host Spain said Thursday. Nations gathered in Madrid are struggling to finalise the rulebook of the 2015 landmark Paris climate accord, which aims to limit global temperature rises to “well below” two degrees…
  • UN summit 'parallel universe' to climate emergency: NGOs
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    Campaigners denounced the United Nations climate process as a “parallel universe” on Thursday, as vital talks make glacial progress despite the increasing global challenges of the climate emergency. Nations are at the COP 25 summit in Madrid to finalise the rulebook for the landmark 2015 Paris accord, which aims to…
  • Race against time to complete controversial gas pipeline between Russia and Germany before US sanctions
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    A race against time is underway to complete a controversial gas pipeline between Germany and Russia before US sanctions approved this week can be imposed against it. The world’s largest construction ship, the Pioneering Spirit, is currently laying the final offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the…
  • Mary Kay Advances Commitment to Global Female Empowerment at United Nations Global Compact Gender Equality Forum
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    DALLAS-(BUSINESS WIRE)-In its ongoing commitment to female empowerment and entrepreneurship, Mary Kay Inc., alongside Warner Bros., Qualcomm and more, recently addressed the economic, social and sustainability benefits of global gender equality at the United Nations Global Compact for Gender Equality, an event organized by Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) in…
  • Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract
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    The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon’s inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to…
  • Stormy weather to slam Eastern Mediterranean through the weekend
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    Two storms will travel across the eastern Mediterranean Sea, spreading flooding rainfall and snow from Greece and Turkey to Iraq.Wet weather first stretched from southern Greece to Syria on Thursday evening and is expected to spread inland across the Middle East into Friday. Parts of Syria, Iraq and even western…
  • Israel’s Bad Bet on ‘Friends’ in the Middle East
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    JERUSALEM—Last year Oman’s Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi told a gathering of Middle Eastern leaders in Bahrain that it was time to treat Israel like part of the Middle East. His speech came in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Oman. This year, when Jordan’s King Abdullah…
  • Denmark to send frigate to European-led mission in Gulf
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    Denmark said on Thursday that it will send a frigate with a crew of about 155 and a helicopter to a European-led military mission aimed at monitoring shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. The mission was put together after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz…
  • 'Turf wars' alarm Florida panel probing Parkland shooting
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    A Florida grand jury looking into last year’s Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued “turf wars” that could hamper the response to another crisis. In a report released late Wednesday, the statewide grand jury said the continued squabbling and other “systemic” failures were…
  • Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found
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    Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said Thursday. Air Force Gen. Arturo Merino said at a news conference that based on the condition…
  • Merkel Faces Revolt Over Huawei as Lawmakers Seek Full Ban
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    (Bloomberg) — Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a potential revolt in parliament by lawmakers seeking to override her China policy and effectively ban equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co. from the country’s fifth-generation wireless…
  • Prison fire in Saudi capital kills 3 inmates, 21 injured
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    A fire that broke out at a prison in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh killed three inmates and injured 21 others on Thursday, state media reported. Saudi media, quoting officials, reported that the fire broke out at 5 a.m. in Ward 7 of al-Malaz prison. Officials said inmates were immediately…
  • Varney: America should pay ‘close attention’ to UK election
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    The U.K. election is not just about Brexit — it also involves President Trump, said Stuart Varney.
  • Brazil's Amazon rainforest and development at a crossroads
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    Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. “There was a dream of colonization, of getting land and seeing if here we could have better financial conditions,” Dedé Diniz, 69, said in his home.
  • US warnings over spate of Iranian-backed rocket attacks on its bases in Iraq
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    Attacks on bases hosting US-led coalition forces by Iranian-armed militias are heading towards a red line for the coalition, who would respond with such force that “no one would like the outcome,” a senior US official warned on Wednesday. Just hours later a further two rockets hit near the military…
  • Geopolitical Jumble: UK Election Results, US Tariff Decision, Front And Center
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    With the Fed meeting out of the way and rates unchanged, the countdown toward UK parliamentary results and a U.S. decision whether to impose promised new tariffs on China stand front and center as trading begins Thursday. The UK election could help determine how quickly and even whether Brexit happens.
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers
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    What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority? There was a time when Suu Kyi was the hero of human rights advocates, whose nonviolent…
  • N. Korea says US 'foolish' for calling UN security meeting
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    North Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday criticised the United States as “foolish” for convening a UN Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets fired from the isolated state. Washington on Wednesday used the meeting to warn of consequences for North Korea if it followed through with its promise…
  • Ex-Turkish prime minister forms party challenging Erdogan
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    A former Turkish prime minister established a new political party on Thursday, in a move that represents a challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party. Ahmet Davutoglu submitted a formal application to register his breakaway “Future Party” with the Interior Ministry, Cumhuriyet newspaper and other media reported. The party…
  • Trump mocks Greta Thunberg less than 24 hours after Time names her person of the year
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    President Trump is once again mocking 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, this time accusing her of having an "anger management problem."Thunberg on Wednesday morning was named Time's 2019 person of the year, prompting Trump to, nearly 24 hours later, lash out at the decision as "so ridiculous."He also mocked…
  • Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse
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    An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above them in a central…
  • UPDATE 2-Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    Island nations at risk of being erased from the map by rising seas accused rich countries of losing sight of the urgency of the climate crisis on Thursday as a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid entered its final stretch. The two-week negotiations are being watched for signs that governments are…
  • Israeli leader welcomes Trump's college anti-Semitism order
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    Israel’s prime minister welcomed on Thursday President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting what the White House describes as a growing problem of anti-Semitic harassment on U.S. college campuses. The order instructs the U.S. Department of Education to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism — which can include…
  • Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods - U.N.
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    Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding “intense political instability”, the United Nations warned on Thursday. The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said it needed $270 million urgently to provide food to hungry South…
  • Citizen K review: an oligarch in exile does battle with Putin
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    Dir: Alex Gibney. Cast: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky, Igor Malashenko, Anton Drel, Martin Sixsmith, Derk Sauer, Tatyana Lysova, Arkady Ostrovsky, Maria Logan. 15 cert, 126 mins The “unchanging present” of Russian politics is the landscape of Alex Gibney’s latest documentary, Citizen K – a wide-ranging rummage with an…
  • Chilean host: "no excuses" for not reaching agreement at U.N climate talks
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    Carolina Schmidt, the Chilean president of U.N. climate talks in Madrid, told governments on Thursday there could be no excuses for not reaching an agreement as the talks entered their final stretch. “There cannot be any excuses for not reaching agreement,” Schmidt told delegates at the two-week annual negotiations, which…
  • North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests
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    North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. An unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman said the “foolish” U.S. comments helped…
  • UPDATE 2-U.S. warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms
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    WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The United States warned North Korea on Thursday against any resumption of “unfortunate ill-advised behavior” after Pyongyang raised international concerns by setting an end-of-year deadline for Washington to reconsider its diplomatic approach. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell said that “we have heard threats before,”…
  • Did marathon bomber get fair trial? Court weighs arguments
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    The Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client’s death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t render a decision on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentence…
  • Germany Tells Trump Not To Meddle in Europe’s Energy Issues
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    (Bloomberg) — Germany is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s moves to impose sanctions on the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, with Angela Merkel’s top diplomat rejecting outside meddling.“European energy policy must be decided in Europe, not the U.S.,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an e-mailed statement…
  • Britain is voting in a pivotal national election
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    Voters in the United Kingdom are voting for all 650 seats in the House of Commons on Thursday, and the choice between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is pretty stark. Johnson, 55, campaigned on a heavily choreographed "Get Brexit Done" platform marred by misleading…