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World News This Country Is Making All Public Transit Free
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However, a new coalition government is taking office in the Grand Duchy - promising the abolishment of train, tram and bus tickets next summer. The decision intends to save on the collection and processing of fares, while also encouraging a shift away from private cars.

World News Grace Millane: 'Concern grows' for backpacker missing in New Zealand
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Police gave out a description of the young woman, as well as details about the last confirmed sighting of her. It has since been revealed that Grace Millane, who has been in New Zealand for about two weeks, is the daughter of a millionaire property developer, David Millane, the Daily Mail reported.

World News Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage QUITS the party!
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But after stepping down as UKIP leader following the referendum, Farage has been critical of the party which he cast as disorganised and poorly led. Asked if Mr Farage had held any discussions with him about joining his new party, Mr Bolton said he could not comment. However a statement from the party said it "does not endorse the appointment of Tommy Robinson in any advisory role".

World News Turkey issues arrest warrants for 2 Saudi aides over journalist's killing
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He said you'd have to be "willfully blind" to ignore the evidence and that there is " zero chance " that MBS is innocent in the matter. Commenting on the senators' resolution, Nabeel Khoury, a former U.S. Erdogan has said that the order for Khashoggi's killing probably did not come from Saudi Arabian King Salman, putting the spotlight instead on the crown prince.

World News Trump touts trade war truce
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Officials downplayed expectations about reaching a broader trade deal that would end the tariff war. The U.S. had a $335.4 billion trade deficit with China in 2017. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. All three companies present - BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen - already produce cars in the United States.

World News Four Dead Amid Car Blast, Shooting in Southern Iranian Port of Chabahar
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The state news agency IRNA said some 24 people had been wounded. Rahmdel Bameri, Chabahar's acting governor, was among the Iranian officials who said two victims were killed by the December 6 car-bomb attack. Mohammad Pakpur, the commander of the ground forces of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said the attack had failed. That attack was claimed by a Sunni Muslim group called, Jundallah, also known as Soldiers of God.

World News U.S. Confirms: Iran Successfully Fired Nuclear Capable Missiles
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He has reimposed sanctions on Tehran and criticized the deal for not including curbs on Iran's development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq. While the U.S. has withdrawn from the nuclear deal, Europe - including the United Kingdom and France - have remained committed to keeping the agreement alive.

World News Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership
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Mr Morrison said his party had listened to the Australian people and that they "understand their frustration and disappointment". Mr Morrison said such a majority is rarely, if ever, achieved in leadership contests. In 2013, Australia's Labor party reformed its leadership rules under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, adopting rules that required 75 percent of the party room to agree before a change in the elected leader.

World News Police target 'Ndrangheta mafia in raids across Europe
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German federal police said in a statement on December 5 that there had been multiple arrests in the early morning raids on premises linked to the 'Ndrangheta , a southern Italy-based organized crime group. "There are thousands of people who should be arrested and billions of euros that should be seized". Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio hailed the operation as "one of the biggest blows inflicted on the mafia" by the Italian authorities.

World News Paris riots continue despite fuel tax delay
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The French government announced on Tuesday a suspension of tax increases on fuel scheduled for 1 January in a bid to put an end to weeks-long protests by the "Yellow Vests ". On Tuesday night, he was booed and jeered as he traveled to a regional government headquarters that was torched by protesters last weekend. Damien Abad, a lawmaker from the center-right Les Republicains party, called the tax delay "too little, too late".

World News PETA Compared ‘Speciesist’ Language To Racism And Twitter Lost It
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PETA has been heavily criticised for comparing "speciesism" to racism, homophobia and ableism. Instead of saying "bring home the bacon", the group suggests using the phrase "bring home the bagels". Despite PETA being mocked, Dr Shareena Hamzah, a language expert at the University of Swansea, believes these types of phrases may increase in popularity as we start to think more and more about the ethics surrounding consuming animal products.

World News Facebook Struck Deals Over Data and Burnt Rivals, Say Lawmakers
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The UK parliament's fake news inquiry has published a cache of seized Facebook documents. Six4Three's founder, Ted Kramer, had obtained them as part of a legal discovery process in a USA lawsuit against Facebook that his company has brought against the social network in California.

World News Service dog accompanies late president Bush on final farewell
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Bush". The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to Special Air Mission 41 at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony Monday, Dec. H.W. Bush will be honored at several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial on Thursday in Texas. "I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men", said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue on Sunday while showing friends from California ...

World News Christian Michel, the British businessman who probably knows too much
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Giving big nightmares to Sonia Gandhi and Ahmed Patel , Narendra Modi government has won a big diplomatic victory in the deportation of AgustaWestland chopper main middleman Christian Michel from Dubai on Tuesday. The money, ED alleged, was "kickbacks" paid by the firm to execute the 12-helicopter deal in favour of the firm in "guise of" of genuine transactions for performing multiple work contracts in the country, it had said.

World News Yemen peace dialogue set to start in Sweden tomorrow
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Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah told reporters that a rebel delegation was now set to leave Sanaa for Stockholm on Tuesday together with his country's ambassador to Yemen . On the government side, they include former defense minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi, who has been held by the rebels ever since they overran the capital in late 2014, and President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's brother Nasser, a general and former senior intelligence official.

World News Rudy Giuliani Doesn't Seem to Know How the Internet Works
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When Giuliani discovered this, he again used the social network, declaring that " Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-president message". "The same thing-period no space-occured later and it didn't happen", he ranted in a follow-up tweet. Rudy Giuliani's original tweet with the typo and the link to the anti-Trump website has been shared over 16,000 times since it was published.

World News Rappler chief Maria Ressa returns to Manila to fight 'ridiculous' tax charges
Author: 0 Rappler chief Maria Ressa returns to Manila to fight 'ridiculous' tax charges

Judge Danilo Buemio issued an arrest warrant against Ressa last week, but this was only released this week upon her return from overseas Sunday night. "Maria Ressa is entitled to the presumption of innocence and can avail [herself] of legal remedies". Upstart news site Rappler has become an indispensable source of information, both for the global media and readers in the Philippines, for its coverage of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs .

World News Tsunami warning issued after 7.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes in South Pacific
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A magnitude 7.6 quake, just 10kms deep (according to the USGS) has hit near Noumea , New Caledonia north of New Zealand. Earthquakes are generally more destructive when the epicenter is near the surface. People in coastal areas are reportedly being urged to evacuate immediately. New Caledonia is a French territory in the South Pacific. "The procedure is to ask people who work near the sea to move higher up", he said, adding that he had felt the quake, describing it a strong but not ...

World News Kate Middleton's Christmas Party Outfit Is So Adorably Festive
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Every year, three trees are cut from Windsor and transported to Buckingham Palace, where they are placed in the impressive Marble Hall as a magnificent and festive way to greet guests. This is said to have "escalated rapidly after Meghan complained to Harry that she had been "told off". "He took her side, while William defended Kate , who was five months pregnant with Louis and certainly didn't want this sort of confrontation", a source said at the time.

World News Key Takeaways From The Wisconsin Legislature's Extraordinary Session
Author: 0 Key Takeaways From The Wisconsin Legislature's Extraordinary Session

The GOP held a similar power grab two years ago in North Carolina, and it's expected that the same will happen in MI before another Democratic governor takes office there. A Republican-controlled legislative committee planned a public hearing immediately followed by a vote Monday to set up approval in the state Senate and Assembly on Tuesday.

World News US, China trade war sees a pause
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Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One after the plane departed Argentina, said his agreement with Xi, will go down "as one of the largest deals ever made". And Saturday's truce also contained an ultimatum. These include China stopping a host of trade barriers, intellectual property theft and other actions that Washington say make fair trade impossible.

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