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U.N. climate talks end with more alarms and little action
December 16, 2019
The United Nations climate talks ended Sunday in Madrid with more alarms and little action. Critics are accusing big polluters of blocking progress to tackle the crisis. Ian Lee reports.
Hallmark under fire for pulling TV ads showing same-sex couple
December 15, 2019
Ellen DeGeneres asked Hallmark: "Isn't it almost 2020? What are you thinking? Please explain. We're all ears."
Anna Karina, iconic French New Wave actress, has died at 79
December 15, 2019
''Her look was the look of the New Wave. It will remain so forever," French culture minister Franck Riester tweeted.
U.S. trade rep hails USMCA, China deals as "most momentous day in trade history ever"
December 15, 2019
"It was extremely momentous and indicative of where we're going, what this president has accomplished," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told "Face the Nation."
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What lessons can the US learn from the British election results?
December 15, 2019
US politicians warn left candidates like UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn could face defeat in election.
Thousands protest against crackdown in Lebanon's capital
December 15, 2019
Day after security forces disperse demonstration, protesters march on parliament to call for an independent government.
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Japan government spokesman hopes Japan, South Korea study North Korean issue with rigor
December 16, 2019
Japan's top government spokesman on Monday said he hopes Japan and South Korea study the North Korean issue "with rigor" as tensions with Pyongyang rise after it conducted a series of weapons tests and a war of words with the United States.
New Zealand holds minute of silence for volcano victims
December 16, 2019
New Zealanders across the country observed a minute of silence on Monday to honor the victims of last week's fatal volcanic eruption, as police continued efforts to recover two bodies.
U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'
December 16, 2019
U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to discuss "all issues of interest."
Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building
December 16, 2019
Rescue teams in the southern Philippines searched for signs of life on Monday in a collapsed shopping center after a powerful earthquake that killed at least three people and wounded dozens more.
Hong Kong protests flare ahead of Xi meeting with city leader
December 16, 2019
Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters, ahead of a potentially pivotal meeting between Hong Kong's leader and China's president in Beijing on Monday.
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NEWS • Report
China Pulls U.K. Soccer Game After Star Player Slams Beijing Over Uighurs
December 16, 2019
China’s main state broadcaster, CCTV, abruptly pulled an English Premier League game involving Arsenal from its airwaves on Sunday, putting Beijing in conflict with a second major global sports league.
Volcanoes and Other Adventures in Tourism Are Seductive---but They Can Be Deadly
December 16, 2019
The deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island shines the spotlight on adventure tourism, as countries with potentially hazardous natural wonders face the challenge of keeping people safe as they seek to boost tourist arrivals.
Boeing Weighs Halting or Cutting 737 MAX Production
December 16, 2019
Boeing is considering either suspending or cutting back production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled plane’s return to service and could disclose a decision as soon as Monday.
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New Delhi police set ‘innocent students’ free as protesters besiege station after riots & clashes (VIDEOS)
December 16, 2019
Preview Indian police have released all those unfairly detained in a raid on Jamia Milia Islamia campus, where the officers had rounded up violent mob that torched vehicles and pelted stones at a march over the new citizenship law.
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Greta Thunberg spars with German train company in Twitter spat nobody saw coming
December 15, 2019
Preview An overcrowded train ride through Germany shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg was taken by many as a swipe at Deutsche Bahn’s service, but the railway company soon shot back, reminding Greta about her seat in first-class.
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Turkey could shut down Incirlik Air Base used by US if necessary – Erdogan on US sanctions
December 15, 2019
Preview Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional sanctions against Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
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NEWS • Analysis
All the Questions We Still Have After the End of Watchmen
December 16, 2019
The finale tied up most of the remaining plot threads, but some mysteries remain for a potential second season
Let’s Talk About Morality and Superpowers in the Ending of Watchmen
December 16, 2019
In the HBO series finale, Angela and Doctor Manhattan make a complicated moral decision
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NEWS • Comment
Politics this week
December 14, 2019
Millions of women are missing out on hormone replacement therapy
December 14, 2019
This much-maligned treatment could save many lives
A plurality of Americans—but not of states—want Donald Trump impeached
December 14, 2019
The president continues to benefit from the constitution’s pro-rural bias
Britain votes resoundingly for Boris Johnson
December 13, 2019
The Conservative Party records its largest seat haul since 1987
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December 12, 2019
KAL’s cartoon
December 12, 2019
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