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    "Amounts of microplastic ingested by humans over different time periods were calculated from estimates in a recent WWF study. Reuters Graphics visualizes the findings. More here: https://reut.rs/2ZG3UCt"

    "Asian shares were mostly lower on Tuesday, in their last trading day of the decade as investors locked in profits after a buoyant year of gains, driven in recent weeks by hopes of an imminent U.S.-China trade deal."

    "The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters outside the gate denounced U.S. air strikes in Iraq. https://reut.rs/37mdU6H"

    "Taiwan’s parliament passed an anti-infiltration law to combat perceived threats from China as the island gears up for a presidential vote on Jan. 11 amid heightened tension with Beijing. https://reut.rs/2thKR5s"

    "French junior economy minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said on Tuesday that she was "very surprised" by news that Carlos Ghosn had left Japan and flown to Lebanon, adding she had heard of it via the media."

    "We're breathing microplastic, eating it and drinking plastic-infused water every day. Reuters Graphics illustrates what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. More here: https://reut.rs/2ZEa7ip"

    "A workforce scarred: Among the deeper scars of the past decade, the opioid crisis led to tens of thousands of deaths from the abuse of both prescription painkillers and synthetics like fentanyl. While the crisis may have peaked, some economists associate the spread of opioid abuse with a shortfall in labor force participation among prime age workers. https://reut.rs/36dzVo6"

    "The U.S. ambassador and other staff have been evacuated from the embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad as protests rage outside, two Iraqi Foreign Ministry officials told Reuters on Tuesday."

    "The 2010s saw the U.S. economy achieve its longest-ever expansion, with notable milestones such as 110 months of uninterrupted job gains and an unemployment rate near a half-century low becoming easy bragging points for politicians and economists alike. Yet the obvious data points don’t capture a number of the socio-economic developments - from a soaring number of opioid overdose deaths to record levels of student debt to what and where today’s jobs are. https://reut.rs/2syQMmA"

    "An Angolan court has ordered the freezing of assets held by former president Eduardo dos Santos' daughter Isabel, state news agency Angop reported on Tuesday, the latest high-profile case in the government's anti-corruption drive."

    "A plateful of plastic: Plastic does not biodegrade. Instead, it breaks down into smaller pieces, and ultimately ends up everywhere, including in the food chain. Pieces that are less than five millimeters in length, around the size of a sesame seed, are called “microplastics.” https://reut.rs/2szwQQF"

    "Former Nissan and Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was barred from leaving Japan whilst awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct, on Tuesday said he was in Lebanon."

    "President Donald Trump said early that Iran was “orchestrating” an attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq and will be held responsible for it. https://reut.rs/2SJ40rI"

    "A new dispute over oil could be brewing between Russia and Belarus as Russian suppliers divert large volumes of crude to domestic ports in lieu of a deal on 2020 deliveries between the two countries, according to six industry sources."

    "A survey conducted for Reuters in Hong Kong shows overwhelming support for an inquiry into police handling of protests in the city, underscoring the pressure on a government that has repeatedly defended its police oversight processes https://reut.rs/36p1Hhi"

    "Mounties and fire investigators are looking into another fire at an Edson car dealership, the second in just three weeks, the man RCMP shot near Hardisty after a high speed chase has died in hospital and more: These are your morning headlines with Stacey and Rob."

    "Hong Kong protesters marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020, while police were out in force across the city to quell any unrest."

    "The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Dec. 19 to formally charge President Donald Trump, a Republican, with “high crimes and misdemeanors,” making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Here is the Democrats’ case for removing Trump from office, and the Republican counterargument. https://reut.rs/2tjt11Q"

    "Yang Zhaoyu quit his job in a big Chinese city nine months ago and moved to a small community that preaches sustainable living and mindful consumption. But Yang realized he wanted something different, so he ditched his career in Suzhou, west of Shanghai, and found a new life in an isolated community centered around sustainability and organic farming. https://reut.rs/2ZGAeVP"

    "From Reuters Pictures: Iraqi protesters attack U.S. embassy https://reut.rs/36aVYvK"

    "A tiny Georgian Orthodox monastery being built atop a ship in the Dutch port of Vlissingen is facing an uncertain future, after the city ordered it to set sail by March 1. https://reut.rs/357Pk7X"

    "Millions of people began ringing in 2020 with fireworks, dancing and champagne on Wednesday, but Australia's celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India."

    "Protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, torching a security post and hurling stones as security forces and embassy guards hit back with stun grenades and tear gas. https://reut.rs/2ZFhfLn"

    "Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia's east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations."

    "WATCH: Scott McCord shared some of his favourite stories from 2019. 100.3 The Bear"

    "WATCH: Scott McCord shared some of his favourite stories from 2019. 100.3 The Bear"

    "WATCH: Scott McCord shared some of his favourite stories from 2019. 100.3 The Bear"

    "More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday."

    "More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday."

    "More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday."

    "Wall Street edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a dip at the open, as President Donald Trump disclosed the date and location for the signing of the much-awaited initial U.S.-China trade deal."

    "Wall Street edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a dip at the open, as President Donald Trump disclosed the date and location for the signing of the much-awaited initial U.S.-China trade deal."

    "Wall Street edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a dip at the open, as President Donald Trump disclosed the date and location for the signing of the much-awaited initial U.S.-China trade deal."

    "A French chef who said he contemplated suicide after the prestigious Michelin guide removed one of his restaurant's stars on Tuesday lost a legal attempt to force the guide's inspectors to justify their decision, a lawyer for Michelin said."

    "Alphabet , the parent company of Google, will no longer use the intellectual property licensing scheme commonly known as the "Double Irish, Dutch sandwich", according to 2018 tax filings with the Irish and Dutch governments seen by Reuters."

    "Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice. Another place that plastic is appearing is inside our bodies. We’re breathing microplastic, eating it and drinking plastic-infused water every day. https://reut.rs/37t2myK"

    "Nissan ex-boss Carlos Ghosn entered Lebanon legally and will not face any legal consequences, Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security said on Tuesday, according to the state news agency NNA."

    "Brazil's Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA has completed a capital increase of 7.75 billion reais ($1.93 billion) via private placement, the state-run utility said in a securities filing."

    "Ukraine's Naftogaz expects to transmit 75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Europe in 2020 due to the expected delay of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Naftogaz Chief Executive Andriy Kobolyev said on Tuesday."

    "The results of a survey conducted for Reuters in Hong Kong show little public support for the denunciations of China by hardline protesters, some of whom have called for independence or scrapping the ‘one country, two systems’ model. More here: https://reut.rs/37pYuOI"

    "The U.S. dollar's share of currency reserves reported to the International Monetary Fund rose in the third quarter to its highest level in a year, while the yen's share of reserves grew to the largest in two decades, data released on Monday showed."

    "Most Hong Kong residents support the city's ongoing protest movement, but the degree of support varies sharply by age, education and whether a person was locally-born, according to a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute for Reuters."

    "U.S presidential contender Elizabeth Warren will seek to bolster her flagging campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech, as the race for the Democratic nomination hurtles toward the first test before voters. https://reut.rs/39u8wAr"

    "A Tencent-led consortium is taking a 10% stake in Vivendi's Universal Music Group, valuing the music label that houses Lady Gaga and The Beatles at 30 billion euros ($34 billion) and giving the Chinese firm a global backstage pass."

    "A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday indicted a Bosnian Serb former army general for taking part in the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, an atrocity described as genocide by two international courts."

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