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Trump says US on the hunt for new Islamic State
Trump says US on the hunt for new Islamic State's leader
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  • 2019-11-12 21:56:40Z

Trump didn't mention the name of the new target, but he is likely referring to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the man who has been named to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as head of the terror group. Al-Baghdadi took his own life last month as U.S. commandoes closed in on him in northern Syria

Protesters close roads in Lebanon after president interview
Protesters close roads in Lebanon after president interview
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  • 2019-11-12 21:29:58Z

Thousands of protesters closed main roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon late Tuesday following a televised interview by the country's president in which he said there could be further delays before a new government is formed. President Michel Aoun said it could still take days to set a date for consultations with heads of parliamentary blocs for the naming of a new prime minister and added that the best option is for the new Cabinet to include both politicians and technocrats. Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned his government Oct. 29 in response to the unprecedented nationwide protests since the middle of last month.

Boris Johnson Asks Troops to Fight Floods as Weather Hits U.K. Ballot
Boris Johnson Asks Troops to Fight Floods as Weather Hits U.K. Ballot
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  • 2019-11-12 21:23:45Z

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson deployed extra troops to help flood-hit parts of Northern England as he tried to ensure that a natural disaster didn't damage his election chances.The prime minister convened a meeting of the government's "Cobra" emergency committee on Tuesday evening, after opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Johnson of failing to take the problem seriously. It agreed to request military support, and offered cash grants to affected areas.Around 1,000 properties have been vacated in Yorkshire after two rivers burst their banks. The flooding shows the danger of Johnson's decision to hold an election in winter, when cold, wet weather adds to the list of things...

What to watch as impeachment inquiry of Trump goes public
What to watch as impeachment inquiry of Trump goes public

House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment. With the bang of a gavel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will open the impeachment hearings Wednesday into Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden's family. Big questions loom, including how strongly officials connected what Trump called that "favor" to U.S. military aid to Ukraine.

Impeachment hearings are Democrats
Impeachment hearings are Democrats' last, best chance to show how Trump endangers America

Closed impeachment testimony has revealed one nightmare after another. Now the witnesses are going public. Will America (and Republicans) take note?

Pete Buttigieg shoots to the top of the 2020 field in Iowa poll
Pete Buttigieg shoots to the top of the 2020 field in Iowa poll

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg shot to 22% support in a new Monmouth poll in Iowa, up from 8% in August.

Uganda charges 67 after raid on gay bar

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance on Tuesday after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest "homophobic" attack. The 67 - who were among 127 arrested at Ram Bar, in the capital, Kampala, on Sunday - could face up to one year in jail if found guilty, said Patricia Kimera, a lawyer for the group. "This is just a homophobic attack," LGBT+ activist Raymond Karuhanga told the Thomson Reuters Foundation outside the court.

Mick Mulvaney is reportedly telling associates Trump can't fire him because he 'knows too much'

Mick Mulvaney has all the Ukraine beans and nowhere to spill them.That's why the acting White House chief of staff is reportedly convinced that even as Trump seemingly sours on his performance, his job is safe. And, as The New York Times reports, he's going around telling everyone in the White House that he's got a lock on his position as Trump's right-hand man.Mulvaney has been in his "acting" spot for nearly the whole year, and has also run the Office of Management and Budget for all of Trump's presidency. That puts Mulvaney in two very consequential spots when it comes to Trump's Ukraine dealings. Mulvaney would've been running the OMB when it withheld security funds from...

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MSNBC's Malcolm Nance: The Russians Compromised Trump as 'Early as 1977'
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  • 2019-11-12 18:23:43Z

MSNBC analyst Malcom Nance, long one of the network's loudest voices when it comes to pushing Russiagate conspiracies, claimed Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset who was compromised "as early as 1977" via his first marriage to Czech-born Ivana Trump.Nance appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, in a segment first spotted by Mediaite, to hawk his latest Trump-centric Russia book and was immediately congratulated by host Willie Geist for being "outfront before most people" were aware of the Kremlin's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.Nance, a retired naval intelligence operator, went on to boast that he saw early in Trump's presidential campaign that the U.S....

2nd trial for Arizona activist accused of harboring migrants
2nd trial for Arizona activist accused of harboring migrants

Jury selection started Tuesday in the second trial against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring migrants who sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border. Scott Warren, 37, contends he was fulfilling his mission as a humanitarian when he helped two Central American men at a camp run by the border group No More Deaths, which also drops off water jugs in the desert. Following jury selection, prosecutors were expected to make their opening statements Tuesday afternoon.

A look at Israel
A look at Israel's targeted killings of militant leaders
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  • 2019-11-12 17:50:31Z

Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in an airstrike on Tuesday, resuming a contentious policy of targeted killings of militant leaders. While once frequent, Israel has resorted to the strategy only occasionally in recent years. Tuesday's strike on the Gaza City home of Bahaa Abu el-Atta was the second such attack in five years to be claimed by Israel.

Brexit Party leader Farage snubs calls not to contest Labour seats
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  • 2019-11-12 16:59:38Z

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday he is planning to put up candidates in seats held by the opposition Labour Party in next month's general election, ignoring warnings that it might lead to opponents of Brexit controlling the next parliament. On Monday, Farage agreed to help Prime Minister Boris Johnson by withdrawing candidates in 317 seats won by his Conservatives in the last election in 2017. 300 nominations have been signed off - time to get on the road!" Farage said on Twitter.

Warren Pledges Corporate Perjury Law to Fight Misinformation
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  • 2019-11-12 16:54:31Z

(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren unveiled a new policy proposal Tuesday to prosecute large corporations for perjury if they mislead the public and government regulators.The Democratic presidential candidate's proposal takes aim at companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp., which she said had spent millions of dollars to spread misinformation about the effects of fossil fuels on climate change.If Warren's idea becomes law, companies would be subject to as much as $250,000 in fines, and executives could face jail time if regulators determined they knowingly submitted false or misleading information to regulatory agencies. Her latest policy roll-out is part of a larger anti-corruption plan that she...

Nikki Haley defends Trump, calling him
Nikki Haley defends Trump, calling him 'truthful'
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  • 2019-11-12 16:53:56Z

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley vigorously defended Donald Trump on Tuesday, pushing back against concerns about his mental acuity and fitness to serve and describing the president as "truthful" during her time in his administration. "I talked to him multiple times, and when I had issues, he always heard me out," Haley said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. "What about his truthfulness?" host Savannah Guthrie pressed, repeating her question.

The X-37B Could Become a Fighter Jet
The X-37B Could Become a Fighter Jet's Orbital Wingman

The X-37B space plane could one day pass info to F-22, F-35 jets-but what kind of info?

Nikki Haley insists Donald Trump is
Nikki Haley insists Donald Trump is 'truthful' as she returns to spotlight
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  • 2019-11-12 16:34:29Z

* Rex Tillerson denies Haley's claim he undermined president * Opinion: Why Haley isn't jumping off the Trump trainThe former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: 'In every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened and he was great to work with.' Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/ReutersThe former UN ambassador Nikki Haley continued her dogged and faithful defence of Donald Trump on Tuesday, maintaining that the president is a "truthful" person."In every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened and he was great to work with," Haley told NBC's Today. "I never had any concerns on whether he could handle the job ever."In fact, Trump's tendency to be economical...

First Tesla Model 3 Cars Rolling Out in China
First Tesla Model 3 Cars Rolling Out in China

The Model 3s, complete with Chinese badging, will be built at Gigafactory 3, and the U.S. EV maker plans to build 3000 a week.

The flu shot: How effective is it? Here
The flu shot: How effective is it? Here's what Doctors say

The efficacy of the shot varies drastically from year to year, ranging from  10% to 60%. It all depends on the strains of the virus that appear.

Nikki Haley Offers Weak Defense Of Trump
Nikki Haley Offers Weak Defense Of Trump's Ukraine Call In Tense Live Interview
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  • 2019-11-12 15:31:17Z

NBC's Savannah Guthrie grilled the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations about the impeachment inquiry into the president.

UPDATE 4-Trump says China trade deal
UPDATE 4-Trump says China trade deal 'close' but dashes hopes for signing details
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  • 2019-11-12 15:31:01Z

President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled the prospect of completing an initial trade deal with China "soon," but offered no new details on negotiations in a campaign-style speech touting his administration's economic record. Markets had been on edge about Trump's highly anticipated remarks to The Economic Club of New York, but barely moved after the speech, which contained no major policy announcements. Rumors early on Tuesday that Trump might announce a venue and date for signing a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping proved unfounded.

BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations
BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships. Presidents of the group of major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will meet in Brazil's capital on Wednesday and Thursday for what are widely expected to be low-key, technical discussions. The five leaders will focus on stimulating investment in their countries amid a slowing world economy, while patching up disagreements on issues such as Venezuela and Bolivia, diplomats said.

Danish court jails repatriated Islamic State fighter
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  • 2019-11-12 15:24:47Z

A foreign fighter from Denmark has been jailed in pre-trial custody for 27 days, a day after the man was deported from Turkey, which has begun to send home people who fought for the Islamic State group. Prosecutor Sidsel Klixbull told the Copenhagen City Court on Tuesday that it was "a very serious case." Ahmad Salem el-Haj was held on preliminary charges of violating Danish terror laws. Copenhagen police say Denmark in 2017 had asked Turkey for his extradition but in vain.

Turkey tries to shed light on White Helmets founder
Turkey tries to shed light on White Helmets founder's death
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  • 2019-11-12 15:10:20Z

Turkish officials were performing an autopsy and other procedures Tuesday as they tried to understand how a former British officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer aid group in Syria died. James Le Mesurier's body was found near his home in Istanbul early Monday by worshippers on their way to morning prayers. Turkish police believe he fell to his death from his home and are investigating the circumstances.

U.S. to Expand Mueller Election-Fraud Case Against 13 Russians
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  • 2019-11-12 15:04:20Z

(Bloomberg) -- American prosecutors plan to expand their long-running fraud case against 13 Russians, including an oligarch known as "Putin's chef," accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, court records show.The government said Tuesday in court documents that it will file a superseding indictment to add the additional charge of conspiring to interfere with a campaign finance rule banning certain expenditures by foreign nationals.The case, begun by then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller in February 2018, described a concerted effort by the Russians to pose as American citizens actively engaged in social media during the campaign, posting inflammatory messages designed...

European Democracy Is Broken. Here
European Democracy Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.
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  • 2019-11-12 14:54:24Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- What do Spain, Israel, Austria, Belgium and the German state of Thuringia and perhaps, soon, the U.K., have in common? Elections whose outcomes make reasonable, cohesive parliamentary governing coalitions next to impossible. This isn't just political fragmentation, which is becoming

European Democracy Is Broken. Here
European Democracy Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.
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  • 2019-11-12 14:54:24Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- What do Spain, Israel, Austria, Belgium and the German state of Thuringia and perhaps, soon, the U.K., have in common? Elections whose outcomes make reasonable, cohesive parliamentary governing coalitions next to impossible. This isn't just political fragmentation, which is becoming the norm in Europe and beyond. It's compromise-defying deadlock. Breaking it may require substantial change to political traditions and parliamentary procedures.Spain has just held the fourth inconclusive election in as many years and the second this year. The problem for the plurality winner, caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, is that he's already tried and failed to make deals...

Ghana reverses
Ghana reverses 'premature' recognition of Kosovo

Ghana has revoked its "premature" recognition of Kosovo -- a move backed by Serbia, which opposes statehood for the former Yugoslav province. "The government of Ghana has decided to withdraw Ghana's recognition of Kosovo as an independent state," deputy foreign minister Charles Owiredu told AFP on Tuesday. The reasons were communicated to Serbia in a letter, he said.

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Don't stop the fight against mercury pollution: Republican and Democrat to Trump EPA

The mercury rule has protected Americans from dangerous pollution. Changing it threatens gains that include cleaner air and edible seafood.

The U.S. detained more child migrants than ever before in 2019 and more than anywhere else in the world
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  • 2019-11-12 13:47:00Z

The Trump administration held a record 69,550 migrant children in U.S. government custody in fiscal 2019, up 42 percent from the previous year, and it detained the children for longer periods of time, The Associated Press and PBS Frontline reported Tuesday. The number of migrant children detained away from their parents also outpaced any other nation in the world, according to United Nations researchers. Canada, for instance, detained 155 separated children in 2018, and Britain sheltered 42 migrant children in 2017; Australia detained 2,000 children during a maritime surge in 2013.The U.S. government has acknowledged that detaining children can lead to long-term physical and emotional...

Feud Between Trump Advisers Underscores a White House Torn by Rivalries
Feud Between Trump Advisers Underscores a White House Torn by Rivalries
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  • 2019-11-12 13:40:40Z

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's chief of staff and former national security adviser clashed in court Monday. Two new books describe how top aides to the president secretly plotted to circumvent him. And nearly every day brings more testimony about the deep internal schism over the president's effort to pressure Ukraine for domestic political help.In the three years since his election, Trump has never been accused of running a cohesive, unified team. But the revelations of recent days have put on display perhaps more starkly than ever the fissures tearing at his administration. In the emerging picture, the Trump White House is a toxic stew of personality disputes, policy...

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley's new book says Trump was 'surprised' when she was the first to confront him over his head-scratching Helsinki summit with Putin
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  • 2019-11-12 13:36:00Z

Nikki Haley says she told President Donald Trump she was uncomfortable with the Vladimir Putin meeting when he played down Russian election meddling.

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

The Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv.

Germany: 3 Islamists detained over suspected attack plot
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  • 2019-11-12 13:08:02Z

Authorities in Germany detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group Tuesday on suspicion of preparing a deadly attack against non-Muslims. Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments in the nearby city of Offenbach and detained the men, who were already known to authorities. "The intervention occurred in time to prevent a concrete threat," chief prosecutor Nadja Niesen told reporters in Frankfurt.

Europe Expands Defense Projects Amid Macron Warnings on NATO
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  • 2019-11-12 13:00:15Z

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.European Union governments approved a new set of defense-cooperation projects that would bolster Europe's military clout as French President Emmanuel Macron warned that global institutions, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, needed urgent overhauls.EU defense ministers endorsed 13 more initiatives under the Permanent Structured Cooperation -- or PESCO -- program, bringing the total to 47.The latest projects, which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday in Brussels, range from a French-Italian goal to design a new class of military ship called "European Patrol Corvette" to...

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley's Damning Defense of Trump
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  • 2019-11-12 13:00:02Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, has made news twice during her book tour. She has said that Trump should not be impeached "for asking for a favor that didn't happen" and for holding up aid that was eventually delivered to Ukraine. And she has said that former administration officials Rex Tillerson and John Kelly asked her to join them in resisting the president from within. She says she rejected the idea because it would have meant subverting the Constitution.In both cases, Haley disappointed opponents of Trump who had hoped, or imagined, that she was one of them. Her remarks show that she has thrown in her lot with the...

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley's Damning Defense of Trump
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  • 2019-11-12 13:00:02Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, has made news twice during her book tour. She has said that Trump should not be impeached "for asking for a favor that didn't happen" and for holding up aid that was eventually delivered to Ukraine. And she has said that former administration officials Rex Tillerson and John Kelly asked her to join them in resisting the president from within. She says she rejected the idea because it would have meant subverting the Constitution.In both cases, Haley disappointed opponents of Trump who had hoped, or imagined, that she was one of them. Her remarks show that she has thrown in her lot with the...

Don't Sweat U.S. Presidential Vote, Russia Says It's on the Case
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  • 2019-11-12 12:52:38Z

(Bloomberg) -- With Donald Trump facing the threat of impeachment and a field of Democratic contenders that's still larger than a soccer team, the contest for the 2020 presidential elections remains wildly unpredictable for U.S. voters. But help from Russia may be at hand."We will resolve the problem, don't worry," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov joked at a Paris peace forum on Tuesday, prompting laughter from the audience, after the moderator had asked him how Moscow was getting ready for the elections that are now less than a year away.While Lavrov was clearly trolling critics who've accused the Kremlin of meddling, Russian intervention on the winning side would repeat a feat...

AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza
AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza
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  • 2019-11-12 12:50:54Z

An Israel airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior militant with the Islamic Jihad group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Israeli officials described el-Atta as the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the militant group's top commander in Gaza. Tuesday's violence marked the latest in a long history of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an armed group that is backed by Iran.

Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico
Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico

LA PAZ/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to keep up his political "fight", as security forces back home quelled unrest over the leftist's resignation and the country sought an interim replacement to fill a power vacuum. Morales thanked Mexico for "saving his life" as he arrived to take up asylum in the country and repeated his accusation that his rivals had ousted him in a coup after violence broke out following a disputed election last month. As long as I am alive, the fight continues," Morales told reporters after disembarking the plane, dressed in a blue short-sleeved shirt.

UPDATE 1-UN urges Lebanon to form gov't of "competence", banks close
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  • 2019-11-12 12:46:14Z

Lebanon's banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption as politicians struggled to agree on a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. The top U.N. official in Lebanon called for the urgent formation of a cabinet made up of people known for their competence, which he said would be in a better position to appeal for international support.

Its Economy in Crisis, Lebanon Again Appeals to Arab Neighbors
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  • 2019-11-12 12:21:40Z

(Bloomberg) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun appealed to Arab neighbors on Tuesday for help to revive his country's economy, driven to the brink of collapse after weeks of unrest that have brought down the government.Aoun met with Arab ambassadors in Beirut to discuss Lebanon's ongoing upheaval, according to his Twitter account. He's scheduled to speak live on television at 8:30 p.m. local time.Attempts to secure financial assistance from Gulf allies have so far come up empty. Meanwhile, Lebanon's finances are becoming ever more precarious as it suffers shortages of foreign currency and even fuel, while struggling to attract bank deposits, a key source of funding for the government.The...

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid
Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. "If this were public in Ukraine it would be seen as a reversal of our policy," said Catherine Croft, the special adviser for Ukraine at State, who fielded the inquiries from the Ukrainians.

Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to security
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  • 2019-11-12 12:07:20Z

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, has agreed with Japanese officials that three-way cooperation with South Korea is key to regional security and that an intelligence pact between Tokyo and Seoul should not be scrapped. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he told Milley on Tuesday that discord among the three countries would destabilize the region and benefit North Korea, China and Russia.

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Workforce as Part of Restructuring
South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Workforce as Part of Restructuring

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterSouth African Airways has set itself on a collision course with labor unions after the cash-strapped carrier initiated talks that could see its workforce reduced by almost a fifth.The reorganization of all the airline's units, excluding low-cost carrier Mango, Air Chefs and the SAA Technical unit, could result in 944 of its 5,149 employees being fired, SAA said in an emailed statement late Monday. The Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country's biggest labor group, denounced the decision and accused the airline of failing to consult adequately."It's a reckless announcement. You cannot just...

U.N. official calls for new, competent Lebanese govt
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  • 2019-11-12 11:56:47Z

A top U.N. official in Lebanon called on Tuesday for the urgent formation of a new government made up of people known for their competence, which he said would be in a better position to appeal for international support. "The financial and economic situation is critical, and the government and

Iraqi protesters rally as UN steps up mediation efforts
Iraqi protesters rally as UN steps up mediation efforts
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  • 2019-11-12 11:54:33Z

Iraqi protesters rallied and many schools stayed closed Tuesday as the United Nations stepped up pressure on the government to agree to a raft of reforms. While security forces again faced off with activists around Baghdad's Tahrir (Liberation) Square, teachers and students went on strike across much of the Shiite-majority south. The UN's top Iraq representative, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met with Iraq's top religious authority on Monday, days after influential neighbour Iran brokered a political deal to keep the ruling system in place.

USS Utah: The Forgotten (Drone) Battleship Sunk at Pearl Harbor
USS Utah: The Forgotten (Drone) Battleship Sunk at Pearl Harbor

Back in July, the United States almost went to war over the downing of a drone along the Iranian border. This is not, strangely enough, the first time that an attack against the United States began with violence against a drone.

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Trump's Sycophants Are His Worst Enemies

One made this observation of the people of Asia, that they were all slaves to one man, merely because they could not pronounce that syllable No. . . .- Plutarch's MoralsThe recently released transcripts from the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry show an abiding concern with what President Trump said to his subordinates in conversations about Ukraine. But both investigators and voters should also be concerned with what the subordinates said back. To hear Trump's retellings of conversations with aides, he is surrounded by flatterers who incessantly call him "sir" but never precede the honorific with "no." If Trump possessed sufficient self-confidence to hire aides willing to...

Ten Reasons Why Impeachment Is Illegitimate
Ten Reasons Why Impeachment Is Illegitimate

"coup has started. First of many steps. rebellion. impeachment will follow ultimately. lawyers https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/826255624610729985 …""coup has started. As one falls, two more will take their place. rebellion impeachment"2017 Tweets from Mark Zaid, current attorney for the "whistleblower"There are at least ten reasons why the Democratic impeachment "inquiry" is a euphemism for an ongoing coup attempt.1) Impeachment 24/7. The impeachment "inquiry," supposedly prompted by the president's Ukrainian call, is simply the most recent in a long series of "coups" that sought to overturn the 2016 election and thus preclude a 2020 reelection bid. The pattern gives away the...

US troops at Syria base say they
US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS
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  • 2019-11-12 11:26:22Z

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and prevent the extremists from resurging or breaking out of prisons. The commander, Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, said even though Bradley armored vehicles have arrived in eastern Syria, the mission's focus has not changed. Speaking at a remote base in Syria where the Bradleys arrived last week, he said "our primary way that we do that" is through working with the U.S. partners, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.


Matildas down Chile 1-0 in Adelaide to clinch series, despite Kerr's penalty miss
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  • 2019-11-12 21:40:44

It's not an entirely convincing win, but the Matildas beat Chile in Adelaide to complete a sweep of their two-match series.

Trump wants to fire intelligence watchdog over whistleblower: NYT - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 21:36:38

Trump is reportedly furious with intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson and believes he's disloyal to the president.

Meet the 21-year-old 'king' of Jaipur, polo star and multimillionaire - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 21:26:00

Singh is not officially considered a king by the state, but his position is still respected — and he's using it to rent out a room on Airbnb.

US Navy canceled a patrol after Trump said it was hostile to Russia - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 20:56:46

President Trump complained about a CNN report that framed the Black Sea operation as a counter to Russia, according to newly released testimony.

SoftBank-backed insurance startup Lemonade has delayed plans for 2019 IPO - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 20:14:22

Lemonade is another fast-growing, money-losing tech company that's had to put plans on pause because of a chilly public market.

Tesla worker gets part of finger cut off, but injury not reported - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 19:54:37

Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada has received far more attention from safety regulators in recent years than nearby factories, USA Today reported.

Live: Queensland and NSW face another day of intense bushfires
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  • 2019-11-12 19:48:10

Queensland's firefighters are facing extremely tough conditions throughout the state and NSW crews are still battling blazes after a day of catastrophic fire conditions. Follow our live blog for updates.

Trump says US could 'substantially' raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached
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  • 2019-11-12 19:42:05

Trump says US could 'substantially' raise China tariffs if deal isn't reached

The 'hilarious' $21 million tax scam that paid big bucks to remote, disadvantaged residents
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  • 2019-11-12 19:38:51

The Australian Tax Office struggles to get people to repay money from an outback tax scam, with money already spent on cars and holidays.

Trump says inviting dictators to the US is good for the country - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 19:25:32

Some of Trump's invitations to foreign leaders to visit the US have been controversial, but the president says it's good for the country to host them.

Three bullets fired. 10 hours in the dark. The long wait for answers after the police shooting in Yuendumu
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  • 2019-11-12 19:08:34

The hours after the Yuendumu police shooting were filled in separate parts by anguish, silence and unrest. Here's what we know about how those hours unfolded.

Senator pushes to strip former governor-general Peter Hollingworth of $600k-a-year entitlements
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  • 2019-11-12 19:02:04

A federal senator proposes new laws that could strip former governor-general Peter Hollingworth of millions of dollars in public benefits over his mishandling of sex abuse complaints in the Anglican church.

Queensland firefighters brace for 'blackest day since Binna Burra'
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  • 2019-11-12 18:45:05

Yesterday all eyes were on New South Wales but today the focus shifts further north where Queensland's firefighters are continuing their marathon efforts and anticipating their worst day yet.

How to decide between Disney Plus and Netflix - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 18:31:44

Disney Plus beats Netflix on price, but it has less content. Here are some insights to help you decide.

State Department official created fake Time cover, NBC report reveals - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 18:13:07

Mina Chang presented the fake cover at her job interview for the State Department position, and even discussed it in a 2017 video interview.

McDonald's worker lawsuit claims rampant sexual harassment - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 18:05:59

A new class-action lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages claims that McDonald's has failed to address a "systemic problem" of harassment.

The average price brands pay Instagram influencers for sponsored posts has surged in 2019 - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 18:05:36

The average cost of sponsored content on social media continues to increase as influencers become more valuable to brands.

4 of the most expensive watches displayed at the WatchTime 2019 event - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 17:40:00

The Breguet Double Tourbillon worn by Cristiano Ronaldo was among the event's priciest timepieces, valued at $800,000.

Beaches in France closed after 'extremely pure' cocaine continues to wash up
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  • 2019-11-12 17:36:12

French police close beaches in southwest Frances as mysterious packages of 'extremely pure' cocaine continue to wash up.

The student famous for reselling Krispy Kreme doughnuts has been gifted a delivery van - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 17:19:22

21-year-old Jayson Gonzalez was gifted with the van at FreightWaves LIVE, a freight conference that is taking place in Chicago this week.

Chaotic aftermath of Alibaba's Singles' Day selling $38 billion - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 16:43:02

Alibaba saw more than $38 billion in sales on Singles' Day, and photos are already showing the chaos that goes into China’s biggest shopping holiday.

A majority of the world's richest investors expect a 'significant' stock sell-off in 2020, UBS survey finds
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  • 2019-11-12 16:26:03

A majority of the world's richest investors expect a 'significant' stock sell-off in 2020, UBS survey finds

Unsinkable metal that can help ships stay afloat backed by Bill Gates - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 16:01:00

University of Rochester researchers have designed a new kind of metal that can still float after it has been damaged or punctured.

'It ain't over': Expert warns conditions behind NSW bushfire crisis remain
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  • 2019-11-12 15:57:50

After dramatic scenes across New South Wales on Tuesday, a bushfire expert says the state is locked in a weather pattern that feeds bushfires, and a few more really bad days are ahead.

Civil dispute turns bloody as three shot dead in Thai courtroom
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  • 2019-11-12 15:54:36

A former policeman kills two people in a Thai court over legal dispute before being shot dead by police.

Facebook bug lets app access your iPhone's camera behind the newsfeed - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 15:03:27

A real-time view from the iPhone's camera appears in the Facebook app when a user clicks on an ad and then rapidly clicks on a different app element.

Oprah and Melinda Gates say don't fit in — be yourself - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 14:45:00

"Covering" your true identity at work doesn't just feel bad — research shows that it can negatively impact your performance.

'Justice for Walker': Yuendumu gathers to 'sweep' police station where teen shot by officer died
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  • 2019-11-12 14:35:39

Yuendumu residents returned to the police station where they had waited to hear the fate of Kumanjayi Walker on Saturday night, to conduct a ceremony following his death.

Disney Plus is crashing and having technical issues on launch day for some users - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 14:12:40

Some Disney Plus users were complaining on launch day that they could not log in to the service. The app was also down on Tuesday morning.

Nike, Under Armour, McDonald's all have new CEOs: list - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 14:12:00

Nike, Under Armour, McDonald's, and Gap have all announced that their CEO would be leaving their role. Here are their replacements.

'Declaration of war': Violence flares after Israel kills Palestinian Islamic Jihad figures
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  • 2019-11-12 13:48:11

Israel's military kills the most senior commanders of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip.

New 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer shows redesign after fans hated original - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 13:20:00

Criticisms of the original design were so bad that the movie's director delayed the release of the movie until 2020 to get it right.

Pentagon official: Trump ordered Ukraine aid frozen - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 12:29:22

Laura Cooper, a senior Pentagon official responsible for Ukraine, said that Ukraine was aware of Trump's plans to freeze aid, a key claim of his.

Trump's tariffs will 'scorch' growth in 2020 and job losses are likely, says UBS
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  • 2019-11-12 12:27:06

Trump's tariffs will 'scorch' growth in 2020 and job losses are likely, says UBS

Hong Kong on 'brink of total breakdown', police warn
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  • 2019-11-12 12:20:19

Authorities condemn rioters for committing insane acts, following more street battles between rioters and police in the Chinese territory.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took 2 lessons from WeWork IPO fiasco - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 11:47:00

Chesky, who unsurprisingly tried to make a distinction between the two companies, said WeWork was "a growing-up experience for a lot of founders."

Crews battle more than 300 blazes, brace for busy night, but some respite expected tomorrow
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  • 2019-11-12 11:45:27

New South Wales fire crews ready for the impact of wind gusts from a southerly change, after a challenging day that saw 300 new fires sparked in catastrophic conditions across the state.

Video: SpaceX launched 60 Starlink high-speed internet satellites into orbit - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 11:08:43

Starlink is SpaceX's ambitious project to create a network of almost 12,000 satellites to provide remote parts of the Earth with fast internet.

Psychological reasons witnesses of workplace harassment don't speak up - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 10:37:00

There are many reasons people don't speak up, including fear of losing their job, and not wanting to interfere.

Trump deletes Sean Spicer 'Dancing with the Stars' tweet after loss - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 10:27:26

Former White House Press Secretary Spicer was voted out on Monday night after three months of being on the show.

Goldman Sachs will let people appeal their Apple Card credit limit after sexism allegations - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 09:59:53

Goldman Sachs US bank CEO Carey Halio said customers will be able to appeal their credit limit if they think it's suspiciously low.

Treatment of renowned psychologist in aged care home slammed by furious wife
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  • 2019-11-12 09:34:27

The aged care treatment of a professor named Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to humanity is slammed by his his furious wife.

Top Disney Plus exec: Service will push beyond family-friendly to win - Business Insider
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  • 2019-11-12 08:00:00

Disney execs, including streaming boss Kevin Mayer, detailed lessons learned from testing Disney Plus, at a media event in New York in November.

I lost my home to bushfire and I don't understand why we still ignore the risks
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  • 2019-11-12 07:01:49

Scientists and meteorologists have for years warned of more frequent and extreme bushfires as climate change worsens. Their messages have been met by policy inertia.

'Safety concerns' prevented Royal Flying Doctor Service from responding to Yuendumu teen shot by police
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  • 2019-11-12 06:15:30

The service says it was waiting on assurances of safety from police before fulfilling a formal request to airlift 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker to hospital for treatment.

'It was amazing': Missing WWII submarine found after 75 years
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  • 2019-11-12 06:04:49

The final resting place of 80 US sailors is located in Japanese waters. Without the correction of a historical translation error, however, it might have remained hidden.

Lionel's fire bunker is built to last, but he hopes he won't need to use it
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  • 2019-11-12 05:39:48

Lionel Buckett has nearly completed his own fire bunker in the Blue Mountains, rated to last for an hour in full flame — but it's not a practice encouraged by fire services.

Apple Card's algorithm has been accused of gender discrimination
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  • 2019-11-12 05:38:36

Apple is accused of giving women using their new credit card significantly lower credit limits than their male partners without a valid reason.

Farmer 'musters up a few blokes' for return of cricket to outback's 'MCG'
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  • 2019-11-12 05:13:10

From dusty pastures to dusty pitches — a group of drought-affected farmers have brought a grassless cricket ground back to life for the inaugural Dust Bowl Bash.

'You're laughing, you're having a circus': Fire-hit locals unleash on Albanese, Labor MP
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  • 2019-11-12 04:35:18

The Federal Opposition Leader and NSW Labor MP Janelle Saffin are heckled by angry residents during a visit to fire affected parts of northern NSW.

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