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    "The Pentagon announced it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida. https://reut.rs/36lZuD9"

    "U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc plans to increase prices of imported Model 3 vehicles in China in January, sources familiar with the matter said."

    "Australia's wildfires have killed at least four people and destroyed more than 680 homes since the start of November. Reuters visualizes the scale of the mega fire https://reut.rs/2P9bS3q"

    "Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life for political survival after a criminal indictment."

    "A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in cages. https://reut.rs/2t0nBbY"

    "WATCH: From pre-loved items to reusable wrapping, there are many things you can do to celebrate #wastelessholidays."

    "The Danish regulator said on Wednesday it had ordered Danske Bank to strengthen surveillance of orders and transactions involving securities, following an inspection."

    "From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019 https://reut.rs/38ubLHB"

    "The growing use of aluminum by transport and packaging firms in the United States has created an abundance of scrap and is encouraging recyclers to expand capacity in what industry analysts see as the start of a new trend."

    "Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday."

    "Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. https://reut.rs/2PySUlY"

    "South African state power utility Eskom scaled back power cuts on Wednesday, providing relief to mining companies that were able to restart operations hit earlier this week by the worst blackouts in a decade."

    "U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in November, which could further support the Federal Reserve's intention not to cut interest rates again in the near term after reducing borrowing costs three times this year."

    "Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Wednesday recent quality tests indicated an "apparent irregularity" in the production process of a part installed in some of its converted Boeing Co 737 freighter aircraft."

    "U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat opening on Wednesday, with eyes fixed on the latest outcome of the Federal Reserve's deliberations on interest rates and the looming deadline on tariffs in President Donald Trump's trade war with China."

    "China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists report said. Turkey imprisoned 47 journalists in 2019, down from 68 last year. Saudi Arabia and Egypt, both with 26; Eritrea with 16; Vietnam, with 12; and Iran with 11 were the next-most oppressive countries for journalists, the report said. https://reut.rs/2Ebk0dm"

    "The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping industry, accusing them of transporting lethal aid from Iran to Yemen and weapons of mass destruction proliferation."

    "Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been named the "UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade" after a record-breaking run of hits, the Official Charts Company said on Wednesday."

    "The first Christmas election in Britain since 1923 would be highly unpredictable. #Brexit has fatigued and enraged swathes of voters while eroding traditional loyalties to the two major UK parties. Here is a look at the possible scenarios after the general election https://reut.rs/35cCsOT"

    "British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has been reinstated as WBC interim champion and will get a mandatory shot at the title currently held by Deontay Wilder, the WBC said. https://reut.rs/2rDvUdp"

    "France's prime minister said on Wednesday its people should work two years longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force an about-turn."

    "Grieving the loss of a loved one can be painful and lonely. Death doula Amanda Rose shared some ways to cope and to support others through their pain."

    "U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in November, which together with labor market strength could support the Federal Reserve's intention not to cut interest rates again in the near term after reducing borrowing costs three times this year."

    "OPEC on Wednesday pointed to a small deficit in the oil market next year due to restraint by Saudi Arabia even before the latest supply pact with other producers takes effect, suggesting a tighter market than previously thought."

    "Amazon's purchase of a stake in online food delivery group Deliveroo has been put in doubt by Britain's competition regulator which said it raised "serious competition concerns" for consumers and may require an in-depth investigation."

    "Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused world political and business leaders of being more concerned with their own image than taking aggressive action in the fight against climate change at a United Nations summit. https://reut.rs/2t3IFyk"

    "On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands."

    "Harvey Weinstein agreed to post additional security to ensure he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor. https://reut.rs/2RFOb4r"

    "The Yankees just landed the biggest catch on the free agent market, right-hander Gerrit Cole is headed to New York on a nine-year, $324 million deal, multiple media outlets reported late Tuesday night."

    "Kristen Stewart portrays fellow actress Jean Seberg in a new political thriller depicting how the FBI targeted the French New Wave star in the late 1960s because of her romantic and political links to an African American civil rights activist."

    "The European Union's new executive launched a Green Deal policy package to tackle climate change on Wednesday, trumpeting it as the bloc's "man on the moon moment" - but fossil fuel-reliant eastern European states looked set to stall the initiative."

    "Tariffs slapped by China on U.S. products cost the most affected communities billions of dollars in lost auto sales in 2018 as the hit to local incomes undercut household spending, according to an analysis released on Wednesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research."

    "CONTEST: Last chance to win tickets to Glow Edmonton! To enter, just tell us your favourite Christmas song!"

    "China's bitcoin miners now control two-thirds of the crypto network's processing power, research showed on Wednesday, a growing share that is likely to benefit the country's miners."

    "The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues at Boeing Co's 737 MAX factory, raised by an ex-manager who warned that schedule pressure and worker fatigue undermined quality and raised safety risks."

    "Nestle SA has agreed to sell its U.S. ice cream business to Froneri in a deal valued at $4 billion, moving control of brands including Häagen-Dazs to a joint venture the Swiss group set up in 2016."

    "Germany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August."

    "Toyota Motor Corp <7203.t> on Wednesday said its North America chief executive, Jim Lentz, would retire on April 1, and tasked the unit's chief operating officer, Tetsuo "Ted" Ogawa, with navigating an industry shift to electrification and automation."

    "The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged when it wraps up its final policy meeting of the year on Wednesday."

    "Children’s book ‘Dear Donald Trump,’ which sits in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office, is about a boy who writes letters to the U.S. president seeking advice about building a wall to keep his brother out of his side of a shared bedroom."

    "Democrat Joe Biden would restore protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the country when they were children and increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States if elected president, his campaign said on Wednesday."

    "Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday said she would rebuild U.S. foreign alliances and take tougher stances on U.S. relations with China and Russia than President Donald Trump if she is elected."

    "The chief executive of autonomous vehicle company Cruise signaled in a blog post on Wednesday that the General Motors Co subsidiary is shifting its focus to shared rides "at a radically lower cost.""

    "The Business Roundtable, a trade group of top U.S. chief executives, announced Wednesday its members backed the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal after negotiators brought the hard-won agreement across the finishing line."

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