International News

Australian firefighters try to control bushfires ahead of hot days

Firefighters in eastern Australia used easing weather conditions on Sunday to bring bushfires under control ahead of forecast of soaring temperatures for next week.

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07.Dec.2019


Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm

Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge support for pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city as the government appealed to people to express their views peacefully.

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07.Dec.2019


Four dead in shooting near Mexico's presidential residence

Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico's National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital's historic downtown, officials said.

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07.Dec.2019


North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang.

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07.Dec.2019


Hong Kong AmCham chairman and president denied entry to Macau

The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau on Saturday after being detained by immigration officials.

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07.Dec.2019


Knife-edge? UK's Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call.

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07.Dec.2019


Poll predicts UK Conservatives to win majority of 38 in election: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on course to win a parliamentary majority of 38 seats in Thursday's election, according to a new poll, the Sunday Times' political editor reported.

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07.Dec.2019


UK PM Johnson sees lead over Labour edge up: YouGov poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has increased its lead slightly over the opposition Labour Party to 10 points, a YouGov poll for The Sunday Times showed ahead of Thursday's national election.

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07.Dec.2019


United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

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07.Dec.2019


UK's Conservatives 11 points ahead of Labour before election: Deltapoll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party although its advantage has been cut slightly, a Deltapoll survey for the Mail on Sunday newspaper showed.

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07.Dec.2019


Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself.

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07.Dec.2019


Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes

Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

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07.Dec.2019


Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

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07.Dec.2019


Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

((This December 6 story is refiled to fix typo in quote in paragraph nine))

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07.Dec.2019


Amazon to open new office in Manhattan in 2021

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would open a new office in New York's Manhattan to house its consumer and advertising teams.

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06.Dec.2019


Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet

A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favor of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

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06.Dec.2019


U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed on Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year.

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06.Dec.2019


Brazil court says delivery app Loggi must formalize ties with couriers

Brazilian delivery app Loggi must formalize work relationships with its motorbike drivers and pay charities 30 million reais as a fine for not previously contracting the workers, according to a Sao Paolo court ruling released on Friday.

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06.Dec.2019


Amazon websites could be added to USTR's 'Notorious Markets' list: WSJ

The Trump administration is considering putting some of Amazon.com Inc's overseas websites on a list of global marketplaces known for counterfeit goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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06.Dec.2019


Swedish start-up Epidemic Sound tunes into demand for original music

Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify's investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to original music from commercial users, especially YouTubers.

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06.Dec.2019