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WORLD • Today
France police security bill: Protests turn violent again
December 5, 2020
Protesters clash with police and vehicles are set alight for a second weekend over a controversial law.

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Old rivals square up again in Ghana’s tight presidential election
December 5, 2020
Monday's race for top post expected to pit incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo against predecessor, John Mahama, for third time.
Here’s all you need to know about Venezuela’s legislative polls
December 5, 2020
President Nicolas Maduro is hoping to consolidate power as Venezuela's main opposition boycotts Sunday's vote.
Should the Dutch ‘Black Pete’ tradition be abolished?
December 5, 2020
Controversial Dutch blackface holiday figure is under renewed scrutiny.
‘Case 173’: Egypt closes decade-old NGO foreign funding case
December 5, 2020
Ruling by Cairo Appeals Court lifts asset freezes and staff travel bans on 20 organisations.
France: Violence erupts in new Paris protest against security law
December 5, 2020
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 64 people had been detained in protests across the country so far.
Canada sending military to remote First Nation hit by COVID-19
December 5, 2020
Shamattawa First Nation in northern Manitoba is reporting 144 cases of COVID-19, prompting emergency government aid.
Indian farmers vow to intensify protests after talks fail again
December 5, 2020
Protesting farmers say there will be nationwide strike if government does not repeal controversial new agriculture laws.
What’s happening in the US elections in 500 words
December 5, 2020
California certifies its final vote with Biden as the winner, while Trump heads to Georgia ahead of key Senate runoffs.

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WORLD • Business
Thousands of Indian Farmers Protest New Agriculture Laws
December 3, 2020

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers have gathered outside New Delhi to protest new laws that aim to deregulate agricultural markets. While the government says the law could help India’s economy, farmers fear it may leave smaller farmers at the mercy of big corporations. Photo: Rajat Gupta/Shutterstock


Gene Editing Shows Promise in Sickle-Cell Disease
December 5, 2020
Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine highlight the promise of Crispr and other gene therapies for treating sickle-cell disease.
Big Brands Bend on Recycling Costs
December 5, 2020
Trade groups representing companies like Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo are easing their long-held opposition to sharing the costs of dealing with packaging waste.
Barnes & Noble's New Boss Tries to Save the Chain---and Traditional Bookselling
December 5, 2020
CEO James Daunt, having already fixed a big U.K. book chain, has laid off once-powerful managers, overturned relationships with publishers and renovated stores in favor of a more local approach, including a focus on the smallest details. He believes the survival of bookstores is on the line.
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WORLD • Markets
European markets close higher with U.S. stimulus, Brexit in focus
December 4, 2020
European markets closed higher on Friday as investors monitored prospects of a U.S. stimulus package and a last-minute Brexit trade deal.
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WORLD • Economy
UK and EU agree to further talks in final push for Brexit deal
December 5, 2020
Negotiations remain deadlocked after call between Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen
Robo-surveillance shifts tone of CEO earnings calls
December 5, 2020
Trading algorithms leave a mark with deeper focus on the spoken word

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WORLD • Opinion
A Monetary Mind at the Treasury
December 4, 2020

Former US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's forthcoming appointment to lead the Department of the Treasury is good news for advocates of rules-based monetary policymaking. Following a period of emergency measures, what the US needs now is a return to clear and predictable decision-making.

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Report Points to Microwave ‘Attack’ as Likely Source of Mystery Illnesses That Hit Diplomats and Spies
December 5, 2020
A government-commissioned report provides the most definitive explanation yet for “Havana syndrome,” which struck scores of American employees, first in Cuba and then in China, Russia and other countries.
The Sacklers’ Last Poison Pill
December 5, 2020
A trapdoor in the Justice Department deal with the family’s company might enable them to escape a full accounting of their part in the opioid epidemic.
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