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Source: BBC

Tillerson's 2018 hopes for North Korea

Today 10:53 GMT

No imminent visits to North Korea for Tillerson, but he will be travelling to South America and Africa in the new year, which suggests he plans to stay on for a bit longer as the country's top diplomat, despite reports that Trump doesn't get along with him and wants to replace him (reports that both men have denied).

The North Korea line came up in a question-and-answer session after two scripted speeches on the same topic, and the White House was quick to say it wasn't a policy shift.

Source: NBC News

Trump's Jerusalem move sparks outrage — but not much more

Today 10:52 GMT

Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out.

While recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Trump signed a waiver pushing off the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for at least six months, just as every other U.S. president has done since Congress passed the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.

Source: New York Times

Trump Blames Democrats for ‘False Accusations’ From Women

Today 10:52 GMT

President Trump blamed Democrats on Tuesday for the resurgence of accusations against him from women in the past, saying the “fabricated stories” were a result of Democrats being unable to prove his campaign colluded with the Russians.

Mr. Trump attacked Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in a Twitter post on Tuesday, less than a day after Ms. Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, wrote in a Twitter post that Mr. Trump should resign or be investigated by Congress.

Source: BBC

Last Jedi has critics in raptures

Today 09:57 GMT

Released in the UK on Thursday, The Last Jedi sees Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

Picking up where 2015's The Force Awakens left off, The Last Jedi sees Rey (Ridley) try to persuade Luke, now a reclusive hermit, to rejoin the Resistance. Writing for the Radio Times, Alan Jones says "it's great to see [him] back in the Skywalker saddle, albeit now riddled with self-doubt and a broken spirit."

Source: Washington Post

Congress could finalize deal to reconcile House and Senate tax bills as soon as today, top Republican says

Today 08:07 GMT

Lawmakers are on the verge of striking a tentative agreement that would reconcile tax bills passed separately by the House and Senate, and an announcement could come later Tuesday or sometime Wednesday, a top Senate Republican said Tuesday.

Republican Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the No. 3 Senate Republican, said in an interview that negotiators are reviewing a proposal they received late Monday from House leaders.

Source: Washington Post

Former Facebook VP says social media is destroying society with ‘dopamine-driven feedback loops’

Today 10:52 GMT

A former Facebook executive is making waves after he spoke out about his “tremendous guilt” over growing the social network, which he feels has eroded “the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other.”

“The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works: no civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.

Source: The Week

North Korea has already deterred America

Today 10:51 GMT

From almost his first minutes in office, President Trump and his bootlicking sycophants in the party (of whom Graham is a fairly recent addition) have been furiously stoking tensions with North Korea: personally insulting Kim Jong Un, declaring the Navy is sending aircraft carrier battle groups into the Sea of Japan as a show of force (though not really), threatening to destroy the country, and on and on.

Source: Global News

Canada launches contest for 88 fighter jets, with clause taking aim at Boeing trade challenge

Today 10:52 GMT

READ  MORE: Boeing not backing down on Bombardier trade challenge as Canada pivots on jets. A clause in the announcement indicates if Boeing wants to bid on the competition itself, it better back down in its trade challenge of Bombardier.

The Canadian government is launching a competition to buy a new fleet of 88 fighter jets and officials confirmed Tuesday they will also be buying an interim fleet of jets from Australia rather than Boeing.

Source: Global News

FBI agent removed from Russia investigation team called Donald Trump an ‘idiot’

Today 10:53 GMT

An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, as an “idiot” and said on election night that a Trump victory would be “terrifying,” according to dozens of text messages reviewed by The Associated Press.

Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent who was also deeply involved in the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, was removed over the summer from Mueller’s team following the discovery of text messages exchanged with Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was also detailed to the group of agents and prosecutors investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Source: Fox News

'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot'

Today 10:53 GMT

Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in 2016 that have been obtained by Fox News refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a "loathsome human" and "an idiot."

He was present during the FBI’s July 2016 interview with Hillary Clinton at the close of the email investigation, shortly before then-FBI director James Comey called her actions "extremely careless" without recommending criminal charges.

Source: BBC

Ashes: England 'a couple of bad sessions from losing the Ashes' says Steve Smith

Today 12:44 GMT

Australia captain Steve Smith says England are "a couple of bad sessions away from losing the Ashes" in the third Test in Perth.

England not only have a poor record at the Waca, but Australia also sealed their last three home Ashes wins in Western Australia - in 2002-03, 2006-07 and 2013-14. "We're playing at a ground we've traditionally played pretty good cricket at," said Smith, whose side won the first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.

Source: The Guradian

Italy declares state of emergency after deadly gas explosion in Austria

Today 10:52 GMT

Baumgarten, where the explosion occurred, is a key distribution and reception hub for gas exports and imports, including from Russia, Europe’s biggest gas supplier.

Snow-hit southern Europe could face energy shortages after authorities warned that Austrian pipelines are likely to be out of action for days following an explosion and fire that ripped through a main gas hub near Vienna.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT

Not only have these young men demonstrated outstanding athletic abilities, they also have the chance to make Heisman Trophy history for their respective schools or all of college football.

In the Heisman Trophy's 83-year history, 31 black players have gone on to win the award (including NFL running back Reggie Bush who forfeited the award). Syracuse running back Ernie Davis was the first black player to win the award back in 1961.

Source: DW

UN official says North Koreans agree on importance of avoiding war

Today 10:53 GMT

The United States has increased military exercises with South Korea and Japan, which North Korea views as preparation for an invasion.

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that senior North Korean officials told him it was important to prevent war but they did not commit to talks. Feltmen met with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk during a four-day visit to Pyongyang.

Source: New York Times

The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition

Today 12:44 GMT

The Supreme Court said in 1986 that employers couldn’t let one employee create a hostile work environment for another or base advancement on a quid pro quo for sex.

Twenty years ago, young women would come to me and say, “This thing is happening at work,” and I felt it essential to tell them what the fallout could be.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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