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WORLD | 5th December 18
A tsunami warning has been issued for all of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, after a shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s coast, prompting warnings that hazardous tsunami waves up to three metres high could reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The earthquake was a shallow 10km (6 miles) deep and occurred about 155km (95 miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands, which are part ...
WORLD | 5th December 18
WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to hold a second summit meeting early next year with Kim Jong-un, even though North Korea has failed to follow through with promises to start dismantling its nuclear weapons program, John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, said on Tuesday.“They have not lived up to the commitments so far,” Mr. Bolton said. “That’s why I think the president thinks another su ...
WORLD | 5th December 18
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 4, 2018 / 8:15 PM GMTBy Minyvonne Burke, Didi Martinez and Alex JohnsonA security guard at the Airbnb complex where missing Florida woman Carla Stefaniak was staying has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.The announcement of the arrest came as Stefaniak ...
WORLD | 5th December 18
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — With the world still struggling to get global warming under control, diplomats from nearly 200 countries are scheduled to meet in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.The focus of the meeting? To hammer out a key set of rules for the Paris climate agre ...
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WORLD | 5th December 18
French President Emmanuel Macron likes to present himself to the world as the suave centrist who can hold the line against the anger of the fringes. But at home, he’s a politician under siege, at risk of being overwhelmed by a growing rebellion. Macron returned to France from this past weekend’s Group of 20 summit under duress. For the third weekend in a row, heated protests had taken place through ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — With the world still struggling to get global warming under control, diplomats from nearly 200 countries are scheduled to meet in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.The focus of the meeting? To hammer out a key set of rules for the Paris climate agre ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — With the world still struggling to get global warming under control, diplomats from nearly 200 countries are scheduled to meet in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.The focus of the meeting? To hammer out a key set of rules for the Paris climate agre ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Someday the “gilet jaune,” the fluorescent yellow hazard vest that has become synonymous with the French outcry over fuel prices, growing income inequities and much more, will end up in a museum as one of the most effective protest garments in history. Whoever chose it (and no one is claiming authorship, just as no one has stepped forward as a leader of the movement), and for whatever reason, insti ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
Someday the “gilet jaune,” the fluorescent yellow hazard vest that has become synonymous with the French outcry over fuel prices, growing income inequities and much more, will end up in a museum as one of the most effective protest garments in history. Whoever chose it (and no one is claiming authorship, just as no one has stepped forward as a leader of the movement), and for whatever reason, insti ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Nigel Farage has quit UKIP, saying the party's leader Gerard Batten seems to be obsessed with Islam and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.Speaking on LBC radio, the former leader of the Eurosceptic party said he made the decision with a "heavy heart". But he said he did not "recognise" the party anymore and it was turning a blind eye to extremist poli ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
December 4 at 1:34 PM BRUSSELS — The Latest on a meeting of foreign ministers from NATO nations: (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Russian Foreign Ministry is denying U.S. and NATO allegations that Russia is violating a landmark nuclear that banned an entire class of weapons. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday: “Russia strictly complies with the provi ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
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WORLD | 4th December 18
TIJUANA, Mexico — The 30 migrants were huddled under a tree on a cold night as an American government helicopter hovered overhead, its searchlight sweeping the tree’s boughs and the hard earth around it. From where they crouched, the men, women and children could see American soil only yards away, on the other side of the tall border fence separating Mexico from the United States.They had come to j ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
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WORLD | 4th December 18
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WORLD | 4th December 18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a public speech during a trip to the northern Iranian city of Shahroud, Iran, December 4, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being bloc ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Settimino Mineo, center, who allegedly took over as the Palermo head of Cosa Nostra, is escorted by Italian Carabinieri police after an anti Mafia operation which led the arrest of 46 people including the presumed regional boss, in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Italian police say they have dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Sicilian Mafia. The presumed new boss of the Co ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
The former US first lady recalled worrying as she prepared to be picked up by the British monarch in her car during a visit to Windsor Castle in 2016, reports the UK's Press Association."So I had all this protocol buzzing in my head, and I was like 'don't trip down the stairs and don't touch anybody, whatever you do,'" Obama said. "And so the Queen says 'just get in, sit wherever' and she's telling ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) December 4 at 9:18 AM MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is unruffled by the refusal of U.S. President Donald Trump to have a meeting on the sidelines of the weekend ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
The skeleton of a man, dating back around 500 years, has been discovered face down in the mud under London's River Thames, with his thigh-high leather footwear remaining virtually intact.The find was made in Bermondsey, south London, by archaelogists working on London's new "super sewer," a £4.2 billion ($5.4 billion) tunnel that will capture, store and transfer raw sewage and rainwater that curren ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Michelle Obama has said people need to be more open about getting marriage guidance counselling. The former First Lady and Barack sought professional help when his fledgling political career took him away from home for much of the week. Left alone with their two young daughters, Michelle said their frustrations ‘began to rear up often and intensely.’ Michelle said marriage was hard work, needing a ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
CLOSE The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump has agreed to leave tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods at 10 percent. Video provided by Newsy NewslookPresident Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, pose for a photograph at the beginning of a one-on-one meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki July 16, 2018.(Photo: Pablo Martinez Mons ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
President Trump’s aggressive trade strategy accelerated on two fronts Monday, with the White House pressing China to quickly follow through on commitments made over the weekend while simultaneously clashing with lawmakers over a fragile North America pact. On Monday, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Trump was expecting immediate concessions from China as part of a b ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Donald Trump’s last minute cancellation of his scheduled meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit certainly raised a few eyebrows. The ostensible reason for Trump’s decision was Russia’s brazen seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their sailors in the Kerch Strait, in violation of a 2003 agreement that provided for free maritime passage for both countries. Yet Putin’s previous acts ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Three people have been arrested and four other detained in connection with the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday evening, killing a police official.On December 3, a mob rampaged through a Bulandshahr neighbourhood against alleged cow slaughter, during which the police officer, an SHO, and a youth died.Security has also been beefed up in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of western Utta ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
TIJUANA, Mexico — The 30 migrants were huddled under a tree on a cold night as an American government helicopter hovered overhead, its searchlight sweeping the tree’s boughs and the hard earth around it. From where they crouched, the men, women and children could see American soil only yards away, on the other side of the tall border fence separating Mexico from the United States.They had come to j ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
KABUL — Everyone, it seems, is pushing for peace in Afghanistan these days. President Trump’s special envoy is racing around the region, trying to drum up support for talks with the insurgent Taliban. The Russians, eager to get into the act, have hosted a conference on the issue. The Pakistanis, long accused of abetting the insurgents, insist they want to help end the war. Afghan President Ashraf ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
The European court has already held the hearing, taking evidence from the group of lawmakers who said they wanted clarity to help decisions made by the U.K. Parliament. The British government has opposed the case, arguing it is a politically-motivated bid to frustrate Brexit. The court also heard from lawyers representing the European Commission and Council of the European Union — which is the exe ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe is preparing to suspend planned tax increases on fuel, according to a government source quoted by the AFP and Reuters news agencies.A turnaround in the decision would follow a weekend of violent protests in Paris that led to hundreds of arrests and almost 100 people injured. Until now, French President Emmanuel Macron has been reluctant to suspend the price hi ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s military said on Tuesday it had begun an operation to “expose and thwart” cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Heavy machinery preparing for a military operation in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon is seen is this still image taken from video footage released by the Israeli army on December 4, 2018. Courtesy Israe ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
LONDON — Facing a critical vote by British lawmakers on her plans for leaving the European Union, or Brexit, the question for Prime Minister Theresa May seems to be not whether she will lose but by how much.Britain’s Parliament is gripped by a mood of anxiety and suppressed excitement at the prospect of a grave political crisis that looms if, as analysts expect, Mrs. May fails to persuade lawmakers ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
President Trump’s aggressive trade strategy accelerated on two fronts Monday, with the White House pressing China to quickly follow through on commitments made over the weekend while simultaneously clashing with lawmakers over a fragile North America pact. On Monday, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Trump was expecting immediate concessions from China as part of a b ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
KABUL — Everyone, it seems, is pushing for peace in Afghanistan these days. President Trump’s special envoy is racing around the region, trying to drum up support for talks with the insurgent Taliban. The Russians, eager to get into the act, have hosted a conference on the issue. The Pakistanis, long accused of abetting the insurgents, insist they want to help end the war. Afghan President Ashraf ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
KABUL — Everyone, it seems, is pushing for peace in Afghanistan these days. President Trump’s special envoy is racing around the region, trying to drum up support for talks with the insurgent Taliban. The Russians, eager to get into the act, have hosted a conference on the issue. The Pakistanis, long accused of abetting the insurgents, insist they want to help end the war. Afghan President Ashraf ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
WASHINGTON — In mid-May 2017, Paul Manafort, facing intensifying pressure to settle debts and pay mounting legal bills, flew to Ecuador to offer his services to a potentially lucrative new client — the country’s incoming president, Lenín Moreno.Mr. Manafort made the trip mainly to see if he could broker a deal under which China would invest in Ecuador’s power system, possibly yielding a fat commiss ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to stifle dissent in other countries. But the alleged connection to the Khashoggi killing is the most h ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
Once more for the people in the back: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are not in a feud. And now, even Kensington Palace is stepping in to clarify the situation. As E! News noted, Kensington Palace commented on the Middleton and Markle feud rumors. If that wasn't enough to put an end to the nonexistent drama, another report describing the royals' Christmas plans should put an end to this "feud" bu ...
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WORLD | 4th December 18
KABUL — Everyone, it seems, is pushing for peace in Afghanistan these days. President Trump’s special envoy is racing around the region, trying to drum up support for talks with the insurgent Taliban. The Russians, eager to get into the act, have hosted a conference on the issue. The Pakistanis, long accused of abetting the insurgents, insist they want to help end the war. Afghan President Ashraf ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
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WORLD | 4th December 18
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended.Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for “all those who are trying to maintain peace” in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.“We are looking for every responsibl ...
WORLD | 4th December 18
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
CIA Director Gina Haspel will meet with top leaders of three Senate committees, according to a source familiar with the matter. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Congress CIA chief will brief senators on Khashoggi killing By BURGESS EVERETT 12/03/2018 05:04 PM EST Updated 12/03/2018 05:45 PM EST 2018-12-03T05:45-0500 CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate committee leaders on the killing of journa ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
Israeli Police Recommend Indicting Netanyahu In 3rd Corruption Allegations This Year Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly Cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Sunday. Israeli police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on bribery charge allegations related to a corruption case involving Israel's Bezeq telecom giant. Gali Tibbon/AP hide caption toggle captio ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
Saudi opposition activist Omar Abdulaziz, seen in Montreal in October, has sued an Israeli firm, saying its spyware gave Saudi Arabia access to his cellphone exchanges with his friend Jamal Khashoggi. (François Ollivier/For The Washington Post) JERUSALEM — A Canada-based Saudi activist filed suit this week against an Israeli cybersecurity firm, alleging that the Saudi government used the firm’s ...
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WORLD | 3rd December 18
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I went to the G20 with a clear message that Britain is open for business" The UK is committed to doing trade deals beyond Europe as soon as possible after Brexit, Theresa May has said. The PM told MPs she had had discussions at last week's G20 summit on ambitious economic partnerships with Australia, Chile, Canada and Japan am ...
WORLD | 3rd December 18
Saudi opposition activist Omar Abdulaziz, seen in Montreal in October, has sued an Israeli firm, saying its spyware gave Saudi Arabia access to his cellphone exchanges with his friend Jamal Khashoggi. (François Ollivier/For The Washington Post) JERUSALEM — A Canada-based Saudi activist filed suit this week against an Israeli cybersecurity firm, alleging that the Saudi government used the firm’s ...