Day: December 7, 2019

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Qatar’s first hot air balloon festival kicks off in Doha | News

Doha, Qatar – Colourful balloons from around the world are set to adorn the skies in Qatar during the country’s first hot air balloon festival.  The 12-day event kicked off just after sunset on Saturday with a dazzling display of a dozen inflated balloons tethered to the ground at Aspire Park in the capital, Doha. More: “We […]

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Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer December 7, 2019, 8:16 PM 3 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to […]

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Ruiz cut in BOTH EYES as Joshua dominates – LATEST updates from HUGE Saudi Arabia show – The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA vs Andy Ruiz is on TONIGHT in the huge Saudi Arabia heavyweight rematch. Will the streamlined Joshua get his redemption over Ruiz? Follow all of the latest here… *Ring walks started at 9pm GMT Dillian Whyte wins on undercard, Povetkin-Hunter draw TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Box Office Follow ALL of the latest […]

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Iran releases American scholar held since 2016 in prisoner exchange

Wang was exchanged for Massoud Soleimani, a stem cell researcher arrested last year on charges of sanctions violations. He was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11, but the Justice Department dropped all charges against him, paving the way for his release. After the exchange was made in Switzerland, Wang was flown to a […]

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Higgins highlights ‘welcoming of strangers’ at Áras tree-lighting event

A gathering including entertainers Hozier and the Dublin Youth Choir helped to switch on the festive lights at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday evening. The annual “tree-lighting ceremony” sees President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina invite people from around the country to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. In […]

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Donald Trump: Fury as Tusk makes gun gesture behind Donald Trump | World | News

Former European Council president Donald Tusk shared the shocking image of him making the gun gesture and pointing it to the back of an unsuspecting President Trump on Twitter. The Polish politician captioned the image: “Despite seasonal turbulences our transatlantic friendship must last #Trump #NATO.” He has been condemned for the move that has come […]

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UPDATE 1-North Korea’s U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

(Adds details, quotes throughout on U.S.-North Korea rhetoric) UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 (Reuters) – North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier […]

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Four Suspects In Rape And Murder Of 27-Year-Old Vet Are Shot Dead By Police

world Police said the suspects were shot trying to escape during a reconstruction at the scene of the crime that took place in the early hours of the morning. By Nishita Jha Nishita Jha BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on December 6, 2019, at 3:54 a.m. ET Reuters Tv / Reuters Police arrive at the scene […]

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US graduate student released from Iran highlights cases of Americans detained by Tehran

A Chinese-American graduate student is on his way back to the United States after he was released from an Iran prison in exchange for an Iranian scientist who was held by the U.S. The release of Xiyue Wang, who was detained in 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly “infiltrating” the country […]

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The renters unions fighting landlords for tenants’ rights – Channel 4 News

Buying a home can seem seem like a distant dream for many with the average house priced at over seven times the average salary. This has led to a booming rental market with a fifth of households now living in private rented accommodation. Now tenants have started to come together to campaign for better rights […]

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