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December 31, 2019
‘Art against austerity’: Paris Opera gives free street performance amid strikes over pension reform

Paris Opera musicians on strike over unpopular pension reform plans proposed by the French government delighted passers-by with a free New Year's Eve concert on the steps outside the Bastille...

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December 31, 2019
Unrest at US embassy reveals Iraqis are fed up with American ‘occupiers’

Anti-American sentiment has taken deep root in Iraqi society and ultimately fueled the fiery siege of the US Embassy in Baghdad, as the locals blame Washington for the sorry state...

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December 31, 2019
North Korea won’t stop nuclear expansion in face of US threat - but US attitude adjustment can work wonders, Kim says

North Korea will continue building up its nuclear deterrent to counter US aggression, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said - but the degree to which it expands its weapons...

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December 31, 2019
This is not warning, it is a threat: Trump declares US embassy in Iraq safe, says Iran will pay ‘big price’ for attack

US President Donald Trump said that the embassy in Baghdad has been secured by US and Iraqi troops, and threatened to hold Iran “fully responsible” for any damages or loss...

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December 31, 2019
‘Trump’s Benghazi’ or crisis averted? Embassy siege brings up parallels with Clinton’s darkest hour

As Iraqi protesters battered the walls of the American embassy in Baghdad, pundits and commentators drew parallels with the deadly assault on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya in...

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December 31, 2019
The Hidden Deaths of Mining
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December 31, 2019
Iran slams US ‘audacity’ to blame it for Baghdad embassy storming

Iran has flatly rejected US accusations that it is behind violent protests which broke out at the American embassy in Baghdad in response to US airstrikes on militia groups in...

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December 31, 2019
French chef thought of suicide after Michelin star lost over using English cheddar

French courts have dealt a fresh blow to a chef who said he thought of suicide when his restaurant was stripped of a Michelin star, dismissing his request for the...

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December 31, 2019
‘US is torturing Chelsea Manning’: Top UN official says treatment of manning is ‘cruel and degrading’

Chelsea Manning is being subjected to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, constituting torture by the US government over her refusal to testify against whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a top United Nations...

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December 31, 2019
Israeli court dismisses attempts to block Netanyahu’s reelection campaign over charges

Three Israeli High Court judges have rejected a petition attempting to bar PM Benjamin Netanyahu from seeking reelection due to the indictments hanging over him, arguing that the matter only...

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December 31, 2019
‘This is your time’: Trump calls for Iraqis to rise up against Iran

President Donald Trump has called on ‘millions' of people in Iraq to resist Iran, as the fallout over US airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia brings Washington and Tehran one step...

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December 31, 2019
US sends reinforcements to its Baghdad embassy amid Iraqi protests over strikes

The US is sending more troops to its embassy in Baghdad, which was previously surrounded by protesters angry over airstrikes that Iraq called a breach of its sovereignty. The American...

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December 31, 2019
‘I sort of do’ - Straight couples get the go-ahead for civil partnerships in the UK

Heterosexual couples across the UK are tying the knot in all but name, as mixed-sex civil partnerships become legal after a lengthy court battle. However, the victory has many wondering...

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December 31, 2019
Nutcracker: Celtic's Ryan Christie facing ban for 'attempting to grab Rangers star Morelos by the genitals'

Ryan Christie could be slapped with a two-match ban after the Celtic midfielder was charged with attempting to grab Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos by the genitals during Sunday's fiery Old...

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December 31, 2019
£20m Picasso artwork ATTACKED in London’s Tate Modern gallery

An oil painting by iconic Spanish artist Pablo Picasso has been attacked in the Tate Modern art gallery in London. One man has been charged with criminal damage over the...

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December 31, 2019
Trump calls US helping Russia thwart terror attack ‘great & important coordination’

President Donald Trump has lauded coordination that helped Russian security services prevent New Year terror attacks in St. Petersburg, after they received intelligence from their US counterparts. “They were able...

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December 31, 2019
Hong Kong residents ‘overwhelmingly’ against independence from China – poll

Only 17 percent of Hong Kong residents are in favor of seeking independence from China and almost half blame the city government for civil unrest, rather than the government in...

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December 31, 2019
'Unbelievable stuff': Manel Kape EATS opponent's cardboard cutout at weigh-in... before winning RIZIN title showdown (VIDEO)

Bantamweight Manel Kape has signposted himself as a fighter to watch in 2020 after scything through heavy favorite Kai Asukura to claim the RIZIN 135lb title - a day after...

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December 31, 2019
'They would even ruin Maradona and Pele!': Pogba agent Raiola slams Manchester United

Football agent Mino Raiola, who counts Paul Pogba among his clients, has issued a stunning rebuke of Manchester United claiming that the Old Trafford club isn't the right destination for...

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December 31, 2019
New Year, new decade: Celebrations ringing in 2020 kick off around the world with incredible fireworks (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The new year and next decade are being welcomed in style around the world, kicking off with the Pacific Islands and New Zealand before Sydney, Australia followed suit with its...

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December 31, 2019
Clean sweep: Ustiugov wins again as Russia take top three spots at Tour de Ski in Italy

Russia's Sergey Ustiugov continued his superb form as he won the 15km freestyle final at the Tour de Ski stage in Toblach, Italy, while teammates Ivan Yakimushkin and Alexander Bolshunov...

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December 31, 2019
CHILLING VIDEO captures snow-covered passengers traveling on Russian bus with broken vent window

Muscovites have been complaining about a lack of snow this winter, but people in other regions of Russia have experienced no such shortage. Commuters in Norilsk even got caught in...

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December 31, 2019
Cubicle 2020? Internet field day after Mike Bloomberg promises 'open office plan' for White House East Room if he wins presidency

Billionaire ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg has exposed himself to torrents of Twitter snark, after pledging that as president he would convert the East Room in the White House into a soulless...

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December 31, 2019
‘Greatness watching greatness’: Messi pounds treadmill while watching his own goals on TV in viral tweet

Millions of football fans around the world have feasted on Lionel Messi's greatness over the past decade or so, but it appears the Barca star himself also can't resist watching...

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December 31, 2019
Ghosn ghosted: Disgraced Nissan chief reportedly fled Japan hidden in musical instrument case

In news that may read like something out of a low-budget B-movie from a bygone era, it has emerged that the disgraced former chairman of Nissan Carlos Ghosn managed to...

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December 31, 2019
Trump blames Iran for Baghdad embassy attack, promises US will ‘always’ respond strongly

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for bombing a coalition base and orchestrating the storming of the US Embassy in Baghdad, as Iraqis rage at American airstrikes on militias in...

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December 31, 2019
‘Overrun by the bushfire’: Aussie firefighters VIDEO flames surrounding truck after getting caught out by blaze

An Australian fire crew battling intense flames in New South Wales recorded the heart-thumping moment their truck was overrun by the oncoming blaze, surrounding them in a veritable hellscape. The...

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December 31, 2019
‘Macron would do well to reread the history of France’: Plan to confer Legion of Honor on London gets frosty reception

News that French President Emmanuel Macron plans to give his country's greatest honor to the city of London has not gone down well among his fellow citizens, who have been...

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December 31, 2019
Chinese-built Teslas just ‘a publicity stunt,’ auto industry expert tells RT’s Boom Bust

Tesla's stock tanked nearly five percent this week on concerns the company will miss its sales target in the fourth quarter. Stock fell despite the electric car-maker's rolling out its...

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December 31, 2019
‘Bad idea’: Conor McGregor should forget plans for Jorge Masvidal fight, salys UFC chief Dana White

UFC boss Dana White is urging Conor McGregor to hit the brakes on his plan to fight welterweight standout Jorge Masvidal because the organization's 'BMF' could distract the Irishman from...

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