• The Latest: 3 Iraqi protesters killed in clashes, total at 7
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    The Latest: 3 Iraqi protesters killed in clashes, total at 7

    Iraqi officials say three protesters have been killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad, bringing the total death toll for the day to 7 following fighting earlier in the day. Security and medical officials say three protesters were killed and 24 wounded on Baghdad’s Rasheed Street on Thursday

  • Labour Taxes the Rich to Fund 83 Billion-Pound Spree: U.K. Votes
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    Labour Taxes the Rich to Fund 83 Billion-Pound Spree: U.K. Votes

    (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced a radical package of new taxes on business and the wealthy, as he published his plans for government ahead of the British general election. These include a financial transaction tax; a hike in corporation tax; a windfall tax on oil companies

  • UK Labour makes radical election pitch
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    UK Labour makes radical election pitch

    Britain's main opposition Labour party on Thursday unveiled its general election manifesto, promising a radical agenda for social change, including nationalising key industries and a controversial second referendum on Brexit. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called it "the most radical and ambitious

  • Session of Lebanese-American who dealt with Israel postponed

    Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a court session in the case of a Lebanese American accused of dealing with Israel has been postponed because of his illness. NNA says Thursday’s session of Amer Fakhoury in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh was postponed until Dec. 5. Lebanon and Israel

  • Bloomberg

    Hill Says Falsehoods Serve Russian Interests: Impeachment Update

    (Bloomberg) -- The House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump plans Thursday to hear from Fiona Hill, the former National Security Council director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, a Foreign Service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.Here are the latest developments

  • Fiona Hill Blasts GOP ‘Alternate Narrative’ on Ukraine
    The Daily Beast

    Fiona Hill Blasts GOP ‘Alternate Narrative’ on Ukraine

    Chip Somodevilla/GettyFiona Hill, formerly the top White House official handling Russia policy, is set to needle Congressional Republicans in her impeachment testimony.In her opening statement, obtained by The Daily Beast, Hill will criticize unnamed members for pushing the allegations that the Ukrainian

  • Politicians Are Getting in Trouble Over Fake Qualifications

    Politicians Are Getting in Trouble Over Fake Qualifications

    (Bloomberg) -- Politicians in eastern Europe are having a harder time getting away with a bad habit: inflating credentials by cheating to obtain fancy qualifications.The latest to face judgment is Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali. A Belgrade University ethics committee ruled Thursday that he had

  • Bloomberg

    Jeremy Corbyn Hits Rich With Tax Hike in Radical Pitch for Power

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn set out the most radical election policy platform from a major U.K. political party in nearly four decades, promising to increase tax revenues by close to 10% per year, fund

  • Soldier who shot Lebanese protester dead charged with murder
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    Soldier who shot Lebanese protester dead charged with murder

    Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a soldier who shot and killed a protester in Beirut last week has been charged by a military prosecutor with murder. On Nov. 12, Alaa Abu Fakhr was shot dead by the soldier, who was trying to open a road closed by protesters in southern Beirut, marking the

  • The Week

    The daily business briefing: November 21, 2019

    1.Gary Jones resigned as president of the United Auto Workers on Wednesday after the union moved to oust him and another official under the cloud of a broadening federal corruption investigation. The resignation came two months after The Detroit News linked Jones to a federal investigation into an alleged

  • Israeli PM’s rival calls for party primary before elections
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    Israeli PM’s rival calls for party primary before elections

    In the first sign of rebellion with Israel’s ruling right-wing Likud, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top party rival called for a leadership primary should the country, as expected, go into an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Gideon Saar’s remarks came as Israel’s ceremonial president

  • European Airlines Hone Plan to Tackle Public Backlash Over Emissions
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    European Airlines Hone Plan to Tackle Public Backlash Over Emissions

    (Bloomberg) -- Europe’s airlines are coalescing around a two-pronged response to a public backlash over carbon emissions.Carriers initially plan to extend the use of offsets like tree planting to compensate for greenhouse-gas output while also embracing sustainable biofuels, executives from companies

  • Associated Press

    Former Israeli policewoman charged with shooting Palestinian

    A former policewoman in Israel has been charged with assault and reckless use of a weapon for allegedly shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet as he walked away from a West Bank checkpoint. The Palestinian, Karam Qawasmi, said on Thursday that other officers also

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 3-Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests

    Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes. The Revolutionary Guards said calm had returned across Iran, state TV reported

  • The Latest: 16 migrants found on ferry to Ireland
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    The Latest: 16 migrants found on ferry to Ireland

    A ferry operator has found 16 migrants in a sealed trailer on the deck of a ferry traveling from France to Ireland. The ferry left France from the port of Cherbourg. The NGO said Thursday on its Twitter account that the rescued migrants included four women, a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old, and 24 unaccompanied

  • Green Party manifesto 2019: A summary of key policies
    The Telegraph

    Green Party manifesto 2019: A summary of key policies

    The Green Party has revealed the details of its general election manifesto, titled If Not Now, When? The party has announced 10 new laws that would be ready to be implemented if co-leaders Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley won an against-the-odds majority on Dec 12. Here is an at-a-glance look at what

  • Reuters

    Senior Christian Democrats rally behind would-be successor to Germany's Merkel

    Senior members of Germany's ruling party are rallying around their leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, before a weekend congress at which she hopes to show she is the right person to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is also defence minister, took over as head of the Christian

  • Reuters

    U.N. nuclear watchdog calls on Iran to clear up origin of uranium traces

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran will discuss the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site in Tehran next week, the agency's acting chief said on Thursday, adding that Iran had not provided any more information about the origin of the particles. Reuters first reported in September that

  • Reuters

    Iran reconnects internet in one province after days of nationwide shut down - ISNA

    The internet has been restored in Iran's southern Hormozgan province, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Thursday, days after the authorities ordered a blackout as violent protests swept the country. "The internet connection has been restored in Hormozgan province and all social media

  • Global Political Paralysis Spreads to Israel
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    Global Political Paralysis Spreads to Israel

    (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.Israel is reaching new heights for political instability, with the possibility of an unprecedented third election in less than

  • UN nuclear watchdog: Iran must explain undeclared site
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    UN nuclear watchdog: Iran must explain undeclared site

    The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency says Iran has not provided additional details about the discovery of uranium particles of man-made origin at a location that had not been declared. Cornel Feruta, the acting director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told its board of governors Thursday

  • Fiona Hill to criticize Republicans for pushing ‘fictional narrative’ on Ukraine
    Politico

    Fiona Hill to criticize Republicans for pushing ‘fictional narrative’ on Ukraine

    President Donald Trump’s former top Russia aide plans to go after Republican lawmakers on Thursday for pushing what she dubs a “fictional narrative” about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In her opening statement before House impeachment investigators, obtained by POLITICO,

  • Iran's Guards praise 'timely' action against protesters
    AFP

    Iran's Guards praise 'timely' action against protesters

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday praised the armed forces for taking "timely" action against "rioters" and said calm had returned after days of unrest sparked by a hike in petrol prices. Motorists blocked highways in Tehran before the unrest spread to cities and towns

  • Bloomberg

    Labour's U.K. Manifesto Launch: What We Know and What We Expect

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will launch his party’s manifesto on Thursday, promising a reckoning for the U.K.’s bankers and billionaires if he wins the Dec. 12 general election.He’s already promised to increase

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-N.Korea says "pointless" for Kim to attend S.Korea ASEAN summit

    North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be "pointless" due to strained ties with Seoul, North Korean state media reported on Thursday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent