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5 Dec 2019, 11:11pm Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta
The scholar on how Indigenous thinking can lead to innovation and save the world. Also, Vikings and beer.
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Japan’s Economy, Huawei, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing 5 Dec 2019, 9:37pm Updated Japan’s Economy, Huawei, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Spain’s ‘Big Brother’ Accused of Recording Sexual Assault and Making Victim Watch 5 Dec 2019, 7:59pm Updated Spain’s ‘Big Brother’ Accused of Recording Sexual Assault and Making Victim Watch
A former contestant on the reality show says its staff stood by as she was sexually assaulted while unconscious, then filmed her emotional reaction to a video of the assault.
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Charges Planned Against Netanyahu Aides in Submarine Graft Scandal 5 Dec 2019, 7:25pm Charges Planned Against Netanyahu Aides in Submarine Graft Scandal
Indicted and embattled, Israel’s prime minister faces new calls for yet another corruption inquiry.
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North Korea Threatens New ‘Dotard’ Insults if Trump Revives Name-Calling 5 Dec 2019, 5:33pm North Korea Threatens New ‘Dotard’ Insults if Trump Revives Name-Calling
North Korea threatened to resume tit-for-tat insults against President Trump two days after he called its leader, Kim Jong-un, a “Rocket Man.”
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Strikes Against Macron’s Pension Plans Shut Down Much of France 5 Dec 2019, 5:16pm Updated Strikes Against Macron’s Pension Plans Shut Down Much of France
Workers across the country were staging walkouts and joining demonstrations to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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Election Fraud Aided Evo Morales, International Panel Concludes 5 Dec 2019, 4:16pm Election Fraud Aided Evo Morales, International Panel Concludes
Charges of voting fraud that led to protests and the exile of President Evo Morales have been confirmed in a final report by the Organization of American States.
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Live Updates: Strikes Against Macron’s Plans Shut Down Much of Paris 5 Dec 2019, 3:40pm Updated Live Updates: Strikes Against Macron’s Plans Shut Down Much of Paris
Workers across the country were staging walkouts and joining protests to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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Election Fraud Aided Former Bolivian President, International Panel Concludes 5 Dec 2019, 3:15pm Election Fraud Aided Former Bolivian President, International Panel Concludes
Charges of voting fraud that led to protests and the exile of President Evo Morales have been confirmed in a final report by the Organization of American States.
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Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change 5 Dec 2019, 2:45pm Updated Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned. 
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Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments 5 Dec 2019, 2:18pm Updated Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada became the latest world leader to have private remarks disseminated worldwide.
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Zelensky’s Opponents Fear He Is Ready to Capitulate to Russia 5 Dec 2019, 12:20pm Zelensky’s Opponents Fear He Is Ready to Capitulate to Russia
The Ukrainian president’s political opponents worry that the Trump impeachment inquiry may have weakened Ukraine’s position before peace talks in Paris next week.
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Live Updates: As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Start 5 Dec 2019, 12:19pm Updated Live Updates: As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Start
Workers across the country were staging walkouts and joining demonstrations to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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‘A Present From Norway and It’s Dead’: Christmas Tree Unites London in Dismay 5 Dec 2019, 10:23am ‘A Present From Norway and It’s Dead’: Christmas Tree Unites London in Dismay
“It looks like a Christmas tree losing hair,” one Londoner said of the fir in Trafalgar Square. It did not put everyone in the holiday spirit.
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Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, France: Your Thursday Briefing 5 Dec 2019, 9:14am Updated Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, France: Your Thursday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Tensions Overshadow NATO Meeting Intended as Show of Unity 5 Dec 2019, 8:48am Updated Tensions Overshadow NATO Meeting Intended as Show of Unity
The alliance’s 70th-anniversary gathering was punctuated by testy exchanges with President Trump and a video of world leaders appearing to criticize him.
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5 Dec 2019, 8:45am Updated Trump Abruptly Exits NATO Gathering After Embarrassing Video Emerges
President Trump had planned to tout his foreign policy accomplishments at the meeting, but his visit was overshadowed by a gossipy video.
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5 Dec 2019, 7:40am At Least 58 Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes Off Mauritania
The boat left Gambia last month aiming for Canary Islands, part of Spain. But it approached the coast in West Africa seeking fuel and food.
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Live Updates: As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Begin 5 Dec 2019, 7:38am Updated Live Updates: As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Begin
Workers across the country were staging walkouts and joining demonstrations to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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Japan Plans to Spend $120 Billion to Stimulate Slowing Economy 5 Dec 2019, 6:36am Updated Japan Plans to Spend $120 Billion to Stimulate Slowing Economy
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the spending as the country’s economy has slowed because of reduced demand from China and tensions with South Korea.
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‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts 5 Dec 2019, 6:21am Updated ‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts
An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
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As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Are Planned 5 Dec 2019, 5:57am Updated As France Strikes, Commuters Suffer and Protests Are Planned
Workers across the country were staying home to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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Jewish Graves Desecrated in Historic French Cemetery 5 Dec 2019, 5:31am Updated Jewish Graves Desecrated in Historic French Cemetery
It was the latest in a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the region.
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Iran’s Leaders Soften Stance on Protesters 5 Dec 2019, 5:26am Updated Iran’s Leaders Soften Stance on Protesters
In an apparent attempt to ease anger over the killing and arrest of protesters, senior leaders urged leniency and promised compensation for peaceful demonstrators who died.
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With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO? 5 Dec 2019, 5:12am Updated With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO?
The alliance might not be suffering “brain death” but it faces new technologies, new rivals, new weapons and a changing America.
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Anti-Semitic Imagery Could Cost Belgian Carnival Its UNESCO Status 5 Dec 2019, 4:43am Updated Anti-Semitic Imagery Could Cost Belgian Carnival Its UNESCO Status
As the United Nations agency considers whether to rescind the cultural heritage designation, a city’s mayor has tried to renounce the honor.
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General Strike in France Is Fresh Test for Emmanuel Macron as Paris Starts to Shut Down 5 Dec 2019, 4:33am Updated General Strike in France Is Fresh Test for Emmanuel Macron as Paris Starts to Shut Down
The walkout by a broad range of workers threatens to paralyze the country for several days, calling into question the president’s apparent quelling of the “Yellow Vest” movement.
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Afghanistan Needs Billions in Aid Even After a Peace Deal, World Bank Says 5 Dec 2019, 4:21am Updated Afghanistan Needs Billions in Aid Even After a Peace Deal, World Bank Says
Analysts say that American hopes for a quick deal and then slashed spending could lead to a collapse after 18 years of international aid created an unsustainable economy.
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Strikes in France: A Difficult Commute, and Protests Planned 5 Dec 2019, 4:19am Updated Strikes in France: A Difficult Commute, and Protests Planned
Workers across the country were staying home to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.
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5 Dec 2019, 2:31am Updated NATO, France, Global Heat: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Threats and Abuse Change How Female Candidates Campaign in U.K. Election 5 Dec 2019, 12:28am Updated Threats and Abuse Change How Female Candidates Campaign in U.K. Election
This is politics in a climate of fear and intimidation: Inconspicuous offices with no campaign posters and multiple security cameras. No canvassing after dark. Death threats.
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