President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he
is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the
temptation to wade into the British election campaign coming up later in
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold
its first impeachment hearing on Dec. 4, starting a new phase of the
inquiry that could lead to formal charges against President Donald Trump
A legal fight over a New York City handgun ordinance that could give the
U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority a chance to expand gun rights
goes before the nine justices on Monday in one of the most closely watched
cases of their current term.
Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopedia after
President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be
London held a vigil on Monday for two people killed near London Bridge by a
convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison, an incident
that thrust criminal justice to the center of a campaign 10 days before a
Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients
about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to
charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them
U.S. retailers kicked off Cyber Monday by launching a slew of deals earlier
than usual over the weekend, seeking to sustain the momentum of a record
$11.6 billion in online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese
telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone
services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on
Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport
natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic and political
boost to ties between Moscow and Beijing.
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A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens
of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire
provinces and prompting authorities to plan the closure of Manila’s
Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed
cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and
staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll
Chinese police clashed with protesters in a southern province near Hong
Kong over the weekend, in a rare case of public dissent that saw hundreds
demonstrate against the building of a crematorium.
At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern
Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.
Since the summer, London has been working to protect any of its cargo ships
from capture or harassment by Tehran. The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan
has arrived in the Persian Gulf, temporarily doubling the number of British
warships in the Persian Gulf following repeated Iranian attacks on British
ships. The brief increase in British warships in the region, from one to
two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an
emergency. More help likely won’t be coming.
Holiday travelers returning to California from the Las Vegas area caused a
severe backup lasting for more than 20 miles.
Albania’s prime minister said Sunday he has called on the international
community financial aid and expert assistance to help the country recover
from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 persons and left thousands
Another five years of fighting in Yemen would cost as much as $29 billion
just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid, an international
relief group said Monday, a sum that amounts to more than the entire annual
humanitarian budget globally.
An Australian lecturer held hostage by the Taliban has said some of his
guards were “lovely people” as he disclosed American Special Forces
launched six unsuccessful rescue bids to free him. Timothy Weeks spent more
than three years locked up, often in the dark and underground, after he and
his colleague Kevin King were seized in Kabul.
Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within
the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the death toll from the
epidemic to more than 50 as authorities race to vaccinate the entire
Waves of white foam blanketed Marina Beach in Chennai, India over the
weekend, attracting local children who were seen playing in the froth. But
local reports say the foam is toxic, caused by pollutants in sewage mixing
with sea water and frothed up by waves.
Artificial intelligence (AI) cameras capable of detecting drivers who are
using their mobiles illegally have been activated in Australia.
Tanzanian mothers who were thrown out of school for getting pregnant have
graduated this weekend thanks to a retired teacher.
Nigerian first lady Aisha Buhari’s call for social media regulation has
caused an uproar online.
A new survey out of England is illustrating just how much the workforce and
job culture has changed over the past few decades. The average millennial
has already worked as many jobs as most people in their 50s have over the
course of their entire career.
A university organization in the United Kingdom announced students will be
allowed to choose their ethnicity.
Mid-Day Snapshot · Dec. 2, 2019
Headlines – 12/2/2019
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