• US blasts Maduro move to sideline opposition
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    US blasts Maduro move to sideline opposition

    The US accused Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday of a dictatorial bid to wipe his opponents off the political map following his latest poll victory, after he announced the main opposition is barred from next year's presidential election. "If they don't want elections, what

  • Dennis Rodman Says He Knows What His Pal Kim Jong Un Wants
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    Dennis Rodman Says He Knows What His Pal Kim Jong Un Wants

    Dennis Rodman, self-described “friend for life” of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, says he knows what the man he calls “The Marshal” wants from the U.S.

  • US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus
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    US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

    The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a "litigation-centered" body. "Too often members seem to believe they can gain concessions through lawsuits that they could

  • 'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt
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    'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

    A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour Monday, injuring three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack. Akayed Ullah told police investigators

  • Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch
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    Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

    French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with world leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement -- this time to talk about money. Without trillions of dollars of investment in clean energy, the pact's goal to keep global warming below two

  • Anger brewing in German SPD against Merkel power pact
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    Anger brewing in German SPD against Merkel power pact

    To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo. The term is shorthand for "grand coalition", the mega-alliance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their own SPD labour party that has ruled Europe'

  • Australian senator quits over China links
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    Australian senator quits over China links

    An Australian senator quit parliament Tuesday over his links with China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new foreign interference laws that have sparked fierce criticism from Beijing. Labor opposition politician Sam Dastyari, a one-time high-profile powerbroker, has been under heavy

  • Why A New Yorker Short Story About Bad Sex Went Viral
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    Why A New Yorker Short Story About Bad Sex Went Viral

    We’ve developed a pretty clear idea, by the Year of Our Lord 2017, of what should go viral on social media.

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    BRIEF-China Candy Says Trading In Shares Of Co Will Be Suspended

    Dec 12 (Reuters) - China Candy Holdings Ltd: * TRADING IN SHARES OF CO WILL BE SUSPENDED AT 9:00 A.M. ON DEC 12 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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    Republican Moore embraces Trump message on eve of Alabama election

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore touted his ties to President Donald Trump on Monday in the final stretch of an election campaign in Alabama in which Moore has battled accusations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. On the eve of Tuesday's election, Moore, a conservative Christian and

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    BRIEF-Guangzhou Zhiguang Electric to invest 147 mln yuan to set up fund with partners

    Dec 12 (Reuters) - Guangzhou Zhiguang Electric Co Ltd : * SAYS IT PLANS TO INVEST 147 MILLION YUAN ($22.21 million) TO SET UP INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INDUSTRY FUND WORTH UP TO 900 MILLION YUAN WITH PARTNERS ...

  • U.S. condemns threat to ban Venezuela opposition from elections
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    U.S. condemns threat to ban Venezuela opposition from elections

    The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's threat to ban opposition parties from participating in next year's presidential elections. After three opposition parties boycotted mayoral elections on Sunday, Maduro said on Monday they should be banned from

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    BRIEF-CIFI Holdings Group Co Proposes Issue Of USD Denominated Senior Perpetual Capital Securities​

    Dec 12 (Reuters) - Cifi Holdings Group Co Ltd: * ANNOUNCES ‍PROPOSED ISSUE OF USD DENOMINATED SENIOR PERPETUAL CAPITAL SECURITIES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  • Judge tells ex-Trump adviser Manafort to stop communicating with media
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    Judge tells ex-Trump adviser Manafort to stop communicating with media

    A U.S. federal judge on Monday issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to refrain from making statements to the media that could harm his right to a fair trial. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson chided Manafort for ghost-writing an opinion piece

  • People On Twitter Are Pretty Pissed About These Photos For Plus-Size Tights
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    People On Twitter Are Pretty Pissed About These Photos For Plus-Size Tights

    People are criticizing the e-commerce company Wish for using images of straight-size models to sell plus-size tights.

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    China Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday

    * PREVIOUS TRADING SESSION MOVES: * SSEC +1.0 pct, CSI300 +1.7 pct, HSI +1.1 pct * HK- Shanghai Connect daily quota used 8.2 pct, Shanghai- HK daily quota used 33.8 pct * HK- Shenzhen Connect ...

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    Prominent Australian opposition lawmaker quits over claims of China links

    Prominent Australian opposition Senator Sam Dastyari said on Tuesday he would resign from parliament after a series of allegations emerged about his links with Chinese-aligned interests in Australia. Relations between Australia and China have become strained since Canberra announced last week it would

  • Army clears Honduras streets of protesters alleging poll fraud
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    Army clears Honduras streets of protesters alleging poll fraud

    Soldiers and police on Monday moved to clear roads across Honduras of demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in a presidential election held two weeks ago, which they said was won by leftist opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla. The action was taken as the country is stuck in a political impasse and

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    China's Tencent plans retail push with Yonghui Superstores stake

    (Adds details, Yonghui market cap) HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd plans to buy a 5 percent stake in Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd, the department store operator ...

  • New target in search for missing Argentine sub
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    New target in search for missing Argentine sub

    Workers used sonar equipment Monday to get the facts on an object found 26 days after an Argentine sub went missing with 44 crew members aboard. President Mauricio Macri and the navy consider the crew to have been tragically lost. "A new object has been found at 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) with

  • 'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on
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    'Coco,' a charmer from the Land of the Dead, lives on

    Animated comedy "Coco" showed serious staying power holding on to top spot at the North American box office for its third weekend running, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported Monday. The colorful Pixar movie, which tells the story of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a young Mexican who

  • Jessica Chastain Says A Famous Actor Told Her ‘Calm Down’ About Weinstein Scandal
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    Jessica Chastain Says A Famous Actor Told Her ‘Calm Down’ About Weinstein Scandal

    Jessica Chastain  has been vocal on Twitter about the sexual misconduct scandals that have shook Hollywood.

  • Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York
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    Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

    A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from

  • Kelly Marie Tran Wore Gown From Vietnamese Designer To 'The Last Jedi' Premiere
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    Kelly Marie Tran Wore Gown From Vietnamese Designer To 'The Last Jedi' Premiere

    You probably didn’t need another reason to love Kelly Marie Tran, but here’s one anyway.

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    U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by January 1, judge rules

    In a ruling, with which the Pentagon said it would comply, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington refused to lift part of her Oct. 30 order stopping the ban from taking effect until the case is resolved, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantees of due process