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Eye Opener: Democrat pulls off upset in Alabama
December 13, 2017
Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in a stunning upset in Alabama. Also, CBS News obtains anti-Trump text messages from a former FBI investigator in charge of the Clinton email probe. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.
Yellen's Fed legacy: turning crisis into calm
December 13, 2017
America's first female central banker was instrumental in helping keep the economic recovery on track
Window falls off U.S. military copter, injures schoolboy
December 13, 2017
Second such incident involving American helicopter in a week could fuel opposition to U.S. military presence in Japan
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Radiohead Is Snubbed by Rock Hall of Fame as Bon Jovi, Moody Blues and Nina Simone Are Honored
December 13, 2017
Don't worry, Radiohead doesn't care about the Rock Hall of Fame.
Steve Bannon Looks Like 'Disheveled Drunk,' Should Be Dumped By GOP After Roy Moore Loss, Rep. Peter King Says
December 13, 2017
King said Bannon should be cut off from the Republican Party after Moore's upset loss to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
Senate's Top Democrat Chuck Schumer Asks Police To Investigate Forged Document Framing Him As Sex Criminal
December 13, 2017
Fake documents were forwarded to news organizations purportedly containing allegations of sexual harassment about the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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NEWS • Current
Trump's Jerusalem move: All the latest updates
December 13, 2017
Here are the latest developments since Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
OIC declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
December 13, 2017
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation calls on international community as it rejects Trump's 'dangerous declaration'.

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure
December 13, 2017
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar: government
December 13, 2017
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.
Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role
December 13, 2017
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.
At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official
December 13, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said.
As resistance builds, Macron shifts focus away from euro reform
December 13, 2017
PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron, concerned that a divisive discussion over euro zone reform might undermine his broader European agenda, has begun prioritizing other areas of EU cooperation, French officials say.
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South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance
December 13, 2017
South Korea, China and the U.S. signaled a new push to pursue dialogue to help reduce tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, as the South Korean leader arrived in Beijing for an official visit aimed at repairing bilateral ties.
Pushing Islamic State From a Corner of Afghanistan
December 10, 2017

In Achin, Afghanistan, areas once controlled by Islamic State militants have been turned into corn and wheat fields, after a steady offense by elite Afghan units and U.S. special-operations troops. Photo: Michael M. Phillips/WSJ

Saudi Arabia and Iran Square Off Over the Middle East
December 7, 2017

The new Saudi Arabian leadership’s aggressive approach to Iran is shifting the balance of power across the Middle East and is having huge repercussions for the region. Iran, in response, has warned Saudi Arabia against its hawkishness. WSJ’s Niki Blasina explains the four main proxy conflicts between the two nations.

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Japan startup smashes SpaceX record, eyes moon landing by 2020 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
December 13, 2017
Preview A Japanese aerospace startup has broken the fundraising record for commercial space exploration, far exceeding SpaceX. The company plans to land a rover on the moon’s surface by the end of 2020.
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Erdogan urges world to recognize E. Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
December 13, 2017
Preview Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to turn back from its “unlawful and provocative decision” on Jerusalem, and urged world states to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
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NEWS • Analysis
It’s Time to Watch Tom Hanks Tell Stephen Colbert About the Good Old Days
December 13, 2017
Including how he helped Nora Ephron write 'Sleepless in Seattle'
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NEWS • Comment
How best to help women caught between different kinds of family law
December 11, 2017

AS IS reported by The Economist in this week’s print edition, almost everybody can agree that there are acute difficulties at the interface between Islamic family law and the liberal West. Especially for married Muslim women, living in a kind of limbo between the Islamic world and the secular world can be exceptionally tough. So far, so much consensus. What people don’t agree on, however, is how to improve this situation.

Start with England, which presents an extreme case of the pathologies facing Muslim minorities in the West. In no other country have so many “sharia councils” sprung up to adjudicate the affairs of Muslim people, especially women who are trapped in unhappy marriages and want a religious divorce. (Some say these councils should be regulated, others want them abolished.) And in no other country is it so common for young Muslim couples to have...Continue reading

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