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Wall Street Journal
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9 december 2018 22:10
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Police Clash With Antigovernment Protesters as Unrest Sweeps France
9 dec 04:46 - More than a hundred thousand people took to the streets in a fourth consecutive weekend of protests in the country, with some demonstrators setting barricades on fire and drawing tear gas from police, as they sought to heap pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to roll back his economic overhauls.

U.N. Pact on Migration Sows Dissent
9 dec 00:12 - The adoption next week of a global pact on migration, meant to reaffirm support for people who move to another country, is instead exposing how politically toxic the issue has become world-wide.

Israel Warns Lebanon of Possible Strikes
8 dec 17:17 - Israel has warned Lebanon that it would strike Hezbollah in Lebanese territory if its militia doesn’t stop making precision-guided missiles with Iranian help, U.S. and Israeli officials said, amid efforts to shut border tunnels and concerns about Iran’s influence.

Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko Courts Washington
8 dec 17:00 - Ukraine’s controversial former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, once again a leading presidential candidate at home, arrived in Washington this week on a rebranding exercise of sorts.

Thousands of Malaysians Rally to Defend Race-Based Policies
8 dec 16:44 - The rise of a new multiethnic government in Malaysia this year has done little to sweep aside the influence of racial politics here, as a mass protest to defend race-based policies showed.

China's Exports Slowed in November, but Surplus With U.S. Grew
8 dec 13:57 - Chinese exports slowed unexpectedly last month as demand weakened in most markets, except in the U.S. where strong growth in imports put China on track to post another record trade surplus.

The Great Brexit Breakdown
8 dec 07:23 - The chaos in the U.K. is just part of a growing global tension between the economic benefits of integration and the political urge for self-rule.

Globetrotting Macron Overlooked Swelling Anger at Home
8 dec 06:13 - French President Emmanuel Macron has tended to respond to outrage over high fuel taxes with lectures rather than sympathy. After the weekend’s violence, he had to back down, postponing a tax increase.

Election of Merkel Ally Defuses Threat to Her Authority, for Now
8 dec 00:52 - Angela Merkel bowed out of party politics as her conservatives elected a close ally of the chancellor to succeed her as head of her party, beginning what could be a protracted twilight for one of Europe’s most resilient leaders.

Trump Wants South Korea to Pay More for U.S. Troop Presence
8 dec 00:01 - The U.S. demand for more troop funding is pressuring ties to Seoul

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned
7 dec 23:33 - For years, American entrepreneurs saw opportunities in China. But worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and increased regulations are prompting foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel.

OPEC and Russia Strike Deal to Cut Oil Production
7 dec 23:17 - OPEC and Russia have agreed to a deal to join in a significant production cut that would mop up a burgeoning global oil supply glut.

As One Arms Treaty Falls Apart, Others Look Shakier
7 dec 22:20 - The impending collapse of a Cold War-era treaty banning U.S. and Russian intermediate-range missiles is spurring broader concerns about the very future of arms control.

Japan to Accept More Foreign Workers
7 dec 21:36 - Japan plans to accept more than 300,000 blue-collar foreign workers over the next five years to help tackle labor shortages under a bill passed by parliament Saturday.

U.S. Women Face Continued Discrimination Challenges
7 dec 20:50 - Women in the U.S. suffer more discrimination than in Western countries such as France and Germany, and Africa has made progress working to reduce domestic violence, the OECD says.

U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese Hackers
7 dec 20:31 - U.S. prosecutors are preparing to unseal criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government who have allegedly engaged in a multiyear scheme to break into U.S. technology service providers.

Cowed Aid Agencies Cease Migrant Rescues in the Mediterranean
7 dec 19:51 - Nongovernmental organizations that have shouldered a large part of the operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean have ceased all such activity, amid a crackdown by the Italian government.

Development Bank Considers Controversial Venezuelan Loan
7 dec 19:34 - Directors of a Latin American development bank are considering a $500 million loan request from Venezuela, drawing a rebuke from President Nicolás Maduro’s detractors who say it will undercut international sanctions against his authoritarian government.

Chinese Warn of Western 'Iron Curtain' After Huawei Arrest
7 dec 18:36 - The arrest of Meng Wanzhou at the request of the U.S. sparked outrage in China, with people criticizing it as a tactic to weaken a leading Chinese company and Beijing’s resolve in the trade fight with the U.S.

U.S. Takes Aim at Huawei
7 dec 06:29 - The Trump administration’s efforts to extradite the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co. over criminal charges mark the start of an even more aggressive phase in the technology rivalry between the U.S. and China and will increase pressure on Washington’s allies to shun the telecommunications company.

U.S. Resolution Against Hamas Is Defeated in the United Nations
7 dec 05:15 - The U.N. General Assembly rejected a U.S. resolution condemning Hamas as a terrorist organization, delivering a blow to Ambassador Nikki Haley’s parting action before leaving her post at the end of the year.

Trump Administration Sued Over Giraffes and Endangered Species List
7 dec 05:14 - Environmental groups filed a lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of failing to respond to a petition filed almost two years ago to add giraffes to the U.S. endangered species list.

Five Marines Missing After Midair Collision Off Japan's Coast
7 dec 04:29 - Five U.S. Marines remained missing as a search continued in the waters off Japan after a midair collision Thursday between two military aircraft, U.S. and Japanese officials said.

In Latin America, Awash in Crime, Citizens Impose Their Own Brutal Justice
7 dec 04:19 - Latin America has the world’s highest murder rate. With little faith in the police or courts, mobs routinely kill suspected lawbreakers in spontaneous attacks. Many lynching victims are innocent.

U.S. Military Plane Flies Over Ukraine in Warning to Russia
7 dec 00:07 - The Pentagon said it carried out a rare flight over Ukraine under the international Open Skies Treaty to “reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine” amid heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions.

North Korea Expands Long-Range Missile Base
6 dec 16:29 - North Korea is expanding military facilities thought to house long-range missiles that can hit the U.S., according to a think-tank report that revives doubts about the regime’s sincerity in disarmament negotiations.

Oil Slides After OPEC Delays Decision on Level of Output Cuts
6 dec 16:28 - OPEC members on agreed to production curbs but will wait to hear from Russia before making a final decision on the exact amount the cartel would cut to address falling oil prices.

German Conservatives Warn on Russian Pipeline Project
6 dec 16:26 - The three main contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as chairwoman of Germany’s largest political party have called for a review of a gas pipeline between Germany and Russia, potentially putting the party at odds with the chancellor’s government.

Talks to End War in Yemen Begin Under U.S. Pressure
6 dec 16:20 - Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels begin U.S.-backed talks Thursday to end a nearly four-year war that has left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.

Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive Steps Up U.S.-China Confrontation
6 dec 16:19 - The arrest of a senior executive of networking-gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. intensifies the confrontation in the already divisive China-U.S. negotiations on trade, striking at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitions to make the country a tech superpower.​

Bank of Canada's Poloz Vows Rate Rises to Be 'Data Dependent
6 dec 16:11 - Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz said the benchmark interest rate will need to move upward but the pace of future increases “will remain decidedly data dependent” given global risks and lower energy prices.

Putin Threatens Arms Race as U.S. Prepares to Exit Nuclear Treaty
6 dec 14:13 - Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the prospect of an arms race with the U.S. in response to Washington’s announcement that it could withdraw from a nuclear pact.

Pope to Continue Muslim Outreach With U.A.E. Visit
6 dec 14:12 - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in early February, continuing the outreach to the Muslim world that has been a signature theme of his pontificate.

In Tanzania, a Crackdown Sends LGBT People Into Hiding
6 dec 14:00 - A crackdown on LGBT rights in Tanzania has forced people into hiding and sparked an international backlash.

I Think I've Been Shot': Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy
6 dec 12:50 - American commanders see each battlefield win as a means of strengthening the allied position in peace negotiations. The escalation leads to greater risks to troops, especially in house-to-house raids occurring across the country.

Former Archbishop Has Conviction for Hiding Child Sex Abuse Quashed
6 dec 09:01 - A senior Catholic official convicted of concealing child sex abuse has successfully appealed his case and will walk free, in a blow to the global campaign alleging pedophilia coverups in the church.

U.S. Destroyer Sails Through Waters Claimed by Russia
6 dec 05:59 - The U.S. Navy sent a warship through the Sea of Japan, in a rare challenge to Russia’s maritime claims in international waters, officials said.

Two American Military Aircraft Collide off Japanese Coast
6 dec 05:46 - Two Marines were rescued, and a joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation continued for the other five Marines.

France Weighs Reviving Wealth Tax in Bid to Placate 'Yellow Vests
6 dec 03:59 - The French government is weighing whether to reinstate a wealth tax, a key demand of yellow vest protesters who accuse President Emmanuel Macron of favoring the rich over the working class.

Tightened Belts in Mideast Stir Memories of Arab Spring
6 dec 03:23 - A wave of economic austerity is squeezing the Arab world’s middle class, pushing a segment of society that is key to growth and stability into making painful cutbacks and fueling discontent.

Former Hong Kong Minister Convicted in Bribery Scheme
6 dec 01:49 - A representative for a Chinese conglomerate who toured the world marketing China’s global investment and infrastructure program was convicted Wednesday of bribing African officials to secure oil rights for the company.

China Says There Is 'Clear Timeline' on Trade Negotiations
6 dec 01:46 - Beijing is beginning to flesh out details of a weekend tariff truce with the U.S., after days of vague Chinese statements and a barrage of comments from President Trump and other administration officials.

Italy Tries to End Budget Fight With EU as Economy Teeters
5 dec 23:43 - Italy’s populist government is looking for a route out of a fight with the European Union over its budget, as the financial fallout from the clash pushes the economy to the brink of recession.

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for Former Aides to Saudi Crown Prince
5 dec 23:41 - A Turkish court issued arrest warrants for two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marking a new attempt to prosecute high-ranking Saudis that Ankara blames for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

U.K. Group Sues Law Firm After Failing to Recover Siberian Coal Mine
5 dec 14:58 - A U.K. investment group has sued Baker McKenzie, one of the largest law firms in the world, for allegedly botching the group’s effort to recover a coal mine in Russia it says is worth more than $170 million.

China Maneuvers to Snag Top-Secret Boeing Satellite Technology
5 dec 01:30 - The founders of a small Los Angeles company, which ordered a satellite from Boeing, say the firm was financed and is now controlled by China, in violation of rules designed to keep such technology out of Beijing’s hands. Some worry China could use the technology for military purposes.

Saudi-Russia Ties Raise Concerns Among OPEC Members
5 dec 00:48 - Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are bristling at the close ties between Saudi Arabia and Russia as the group looks to cut output to offset falling crude prices.

Mexico Postpones Clean-Energy Auction
4 dec 22:34 - The Mexican government on Tuesday suspended a planned auction of long-term clean-energy contracts as the new administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reviews the plan.

U.S. to Suspend Nuclear Treaty with Russia in 60 Days
4 dec 19:46 - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. would suspend its membership in the 1987 Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force in 60 days unless Russia takes steps to comply with it.

Macron Blinks in Fuel-Tax Dispute With Yellow Vests
4 dec 19:45 - French President Emmanuel Macron delayed a planned tax increase on fuel, handing a victory to a grass-roots protest movement that has massed across France to challenge his agenda.


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