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Here's the edition for Friday, December 6th, 2019.

Trump on likely impeachment: 'Do it now, fast'

Just get on with it. After months of fighting the House impeachment inquiry, blocking witnesses and ignoring subpoenas, the White House is now publicly embracing a...

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Thousands march in Paris to protest French government's pension reform plan

Thousands of people from different sectors of public life rallied at Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est on Thursday afternoon to begin a mass demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversia...

India: Police shoot dead 4 suspects in rape and murder case

Police in the southern city of Hyderabad shot the four men accused of raping and killing a vet in the southern city of Hyderabad. The suspects had tried to snatch the officers' weapons during a reenac...

China’s Ambassador warns of ‘firm countermeasures’ if Canada imposes sanctions on officials over human rights

Canadian senators plan to table a motion next week calling on the Trudeau government to impose sanctions on Chinese officials connected to human-rights abuses

France pension reform strikes: Transport chaos on day 2

People are set to take to the streets in France for a second day of nationwide general strikes. Protests over Macron's pension proposals turned violent on Thursday with people starting fires and clash...

Factbox: Reactions, comments on killing of four men accused of rape in India

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who allegedly raped and killed a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, drawing applause from her family and many Indians outraged by a fresh ser...

Dozens of migrants die as boat sinks off Mauritania coast

At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to E...

Amazon pulls Chile dictatorship 'death flights' T-shirts after backlash

Leftwing opponents were dropped from helicopters into sea; Range of shirts with mocking allusions to practice were on sale

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

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Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Why the State Department rejected a plan to train Saudi intelligence

Even in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, there are reports that the Saudis continue their abusive practices.

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In photos: Unions shut Paris down during nationwide strikes

The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities Thursday in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of ange...

'You're a damn liar': Biden lashes out at voter and seems to call him fat

2020 contender appeared to say ‘look, fat’ after 84-year-old man questioned his age and his son Hunter’s business activities

Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’

Asthma and heart attacks fall rapidly and babies born healthier, review finds

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

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Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Kingpin of Evil Corp lived large. Now there’s a $5 million bounty on his head

Hammer falls on the cybercrime group behind Dridex, the most widespread malware ever.

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Dell XPS 13 (late 2019) review: the one with six cores

Six appeal

How Sony bought, and squandered, the future of cloud gaming

Sony’s PlayStation Now was supposed to deliver the cloud gaming future after the company spent hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing pioneers Gaikai and OnLive and delivering a service to smart T...

DOL’s $400M pay-discrimination suit is unconstitutional, Oracle argues

The feds are calling 20+ witnesses in a case Oracle says is against federal law.

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Did Italian priest father two African sons, and walk away?

Steven Lacchin grew up a fatherless boy, but he knew some very basic facts about the man who was his father.He knew Lacchin, the name on his Kenyan birth certificate, was his...

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

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BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

China offers olive branch on US pork and soy imports

China has said it could waive tariffs on some US soybean and pork shipments, in a sign that trade tensions might be easing. The two countries are in early talks about the de-escalation of their long-r...

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'Moving right along'? Shares nudge up after Trump trade talk

World shares ticked up on Friday, buoyed by comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that talks aimed at dialling down the damaging trade war with China were "moving right along".

Indonesia fines Garuda after CEO fired over smuggled Harley Davidson

Indonesia will fine flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia for violating aviation rules after its chief executive was accused of smuggling a Harley Davidson motorbike onboard a new plane, state news agency...

China-built Tesla cars recommended for subsidies: ministry

China's industry ministry has placed Chinese-built Tesla Inc. Model 3 cars on a list of vehicles recommended to receive subsidies for new energy vehicles, a move that will help the U.S. firm's push i...

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Premier League reaction - Brighton win at Arsenal, Everton sack Silva

Reaction after Brighton win at the Emirates to leave Arsenal on worst winless run since 1977, while Newcastle climb to 11th and Everton sack Marco Silva.

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Sources: Yankees make signing Cole top priority

Signing Gerrit Cole is the top priority for the Yankees this offseason, and they have approval to offer him a record-setting deal, sources tell ESPN.

Chris Wilder: Sheff Utd boss says football is 'sucking life' out of him after VAR goal

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says football "is sucking the life" out him after VAR played a significant role in his side's 2-0 home defeat by Newcastle.

Sources: Pineda, Twins agree to 2-year contract

Right-hander Michael Pineda, whose 60-game suspension for using a banned substance will carry over into the 2020 season, is returning to the Twins. The sides have agreed to a two-year, $20 million con...

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

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EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Kylie Jenner Makes Temperatures Rise in Sexy, Winter Wonderland-Themed Photos

Do you want to build a snowman? Kylie Jenner is currently living her best wintertime life. The beauty mogul and reality TV star is taking some time to herself and friends to enjoy the...

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The Annual Kardashian Family Christmas Party Might Be Getting Another Major Shakeup

It's that time of year again! Christmas season is finally upon us, and you know what that means: the Kardashian's are getting ready for their annual Christmas party. E! News...

Real Housewives Star LeeAnne Locken's New Year's Resolution May Surprise Her Husband

New year, new LeeAnne Locken! The Real Housewives of Dallas star is looking forward to a fresh start in 2020--especially when it comes to making her relationship with hubby Rich Emberlin...

Camila Cabello's Romance Features Shawn References, A Wedding Song, And DaBaby

Her second album has arrived — can you feel the love?!