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FRIDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2017, 10:25


Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

Today at 09:35 AM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of Britain’s armed forces warned.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen challenges EU and U.S. to freeze assets

Today at 09:12 AM, via Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged the United States and European Union on Friday to freeze the assets of Cambodian leaders abroad in response to his government’s crackdown on the opposition and civil society.

South Africa’s governing ANC to announce party leader on Sunday

Today at 08:52 AM, via Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will announce current president Jacob Zuma’s successor as party leader on Sunday as it looks to conclude a bruising leadership battle and focus on policy, a party spokesman told radio station 702 on Friday.

Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

Today at 08:15 AM, via Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city’s urban villages.

Rare Aston Martin DB4 to go under the hammer

Today at 08:15 AM, via News24

Leading London classic car experts Hexagon Classics will be putting one of the rarest Aston Martin’s available today – a pre-production 1959 DB4 – up for auction.

Don’t sleepwalk into war over North Korea, warns UN boss

Today at 07:24 AM, via News24

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned the world against “sleepwalking into war” over North Korea, as he called for diplomatic efforts to banish nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

Peru’s Kuczynski says will not resign over Odebrecht scandal

Today at 07:01 AM, via Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Thursday that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments that Brazilian builder Odebrecht paid a decade ago to a company he controlled while holding public office.

Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines

Today at 07:01 AM, via New York Times

An Italian nonprofit organizes soccer matches inside the country’s prisons in an effort to foster healthy relationships between inmates and their children.

Australian abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession

Today at 06:46 AM, via Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests told of abuse in the confessional, said a report on Friday which detailed institutional abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church.

EU leaders clash over refugees

Today at 03:44 AM, via Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Two years after the Mediterranean migrant crisis blew a hole in the European Union, a tentative effort to patch up differences over what to do with refugees underlined continuing rifts among the bloc’s leaders.

Chile presidential hopefuls end campaigns before Sunday vote

Today at 03:12 AM, via Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s presidential hopefuls ended their campaigns in downtown Santiago on Thursday ahead of an uncertain runoff election whose outcome will determine whether the world’s top copper producer turns to the right or maintains its center-left track.

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