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  • [Top Story]Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says12/11 03:31

    President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN Monday. The source said Trump sees impeachment as a "real possibility."......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Passenger criticizes United Airlines for not landing plane after flyer suffers seizures12/11 03:31

    A passenger on a United Express flight from Houston to Cincinnati has lambasted the crew for not cutting the flight short after another flyer suffered seizures shortly after the plane took off Sunday.......Search More News

  • [World News]Mexico to invest $30 billion to boost growth, stem migration, foreign minister says12/11 03:31

    Mexico will invest more than $30 billion in its poor southern states over the next five years, the foreign minister said on Monday, boosting the region economically as part of efforts to curb migration. ......Search More News

  • [Business]Court orders China sales ban on older Apple iPhones in Qualcomm case12/11 03:31

    The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patents dispute between the two U.S. companies that includes dozens of lawsuits. It creates uncertainty over Apple's business in one of its biggest markets at a time when its falling share prices reflect concerns over waning demand for new iPhones. Apple said on Monday it had filed a request for reconsideration with the court, the first step in appealing the ban.......Search More News

  • [Music]Teen Violinist Nails ‘Star Wars’ Theme Song With Lightsabers12/11 03:31

    Jeffrey Ding He has been posting violin videos on YouTube since 2011, but his latest cover — playing John Williams’s “Force Theme” from Star Wars with a special-effects bow that looks like a light saber — has gotten the most attention by far. Since it appeared on Jan. 9, it has more than 40,000 views and counting.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Epic Games has removed the Infinity Blade series from Apple's App Store - PC Gamer12/11 03:30

    Epic Games has removed the Infinity Blade series from Apple's App Store  PC GamerEpic removes all Infinity Blade games from the App Store  The VergeFortnite Studio Removes All Infinity Blade Games From App Store  GameSpotEpic Games removes Infinity Blade trilogy from the App Store, says it has become ‘difficult to support’  9to5MacEnd of an Era: The 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy Is No Longer Available for Purchase on the App Store  Touch ArcadeView full coverage on Google News......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Former Arsenio Hall Show music director arrested in $750G scam linked to charity concert12/11 03:21

    A former musical director for the United Nations and TV's Arsenio Hall Show has been arrested for allegedly embezzling $750,000 "from a charity concert for homeless children" and using the money for his personal spending, including buying a home for his ex-wife in Southern California.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]After More Than 40 Years, Voyager 2 Has Gone Interstellar - D-brief - Discover Magazine12/11 03:21

    After More Than 40 Years, Voyager 2 Has Gone Interstellar - D-brief  Discover MagazineVoyager 2 Bids Adieu To The Heliosphere, Entering Interstellar Space  NPRNASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space  New York Post Voyager chases twin into interstellar space between the stars  New Zealand HeraldNew moons & stormy planets: Voyager 2’s greatest discoveries (PHOTOS, VIDEO)  RTView full coverage on Google News......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Court orders China sales ban on older Apple iPhones in Qualcomm case12/11 03:21

    A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, although Apple said all of its phone models remained on sale in the mainland. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Macron decrees 'social and economic emergency' as he offers sweeteners to quell France's 'yellow vest' revolt12/11 03:00

    Emmanuel Macron on Monday night decreed a “state of social and economic emergency” in France, offering a string of generous sweeteners he hopes will quell a month-long “yellow vest” revolt that has left his young presidency on the ropes. In a pre-recorded national address broadcast across various media and no doubt the most crucial in his 18-months in office, Mr Macron said France was at a “historic juncture” and issued a mea culpa saying: “I know that I have managed to wound some of you through my comments.” Acceding to several key demands of the “yellow vests”, the president pledged to raise the minimum wage by €100 per month from 2019 without costing a euro to the employer. Overtime will be free of tax and charges, he said, while businesses who gave end-of-year bonuses would pay no extra taxes.  Mr Macron also announced he would reverse a new levy for pensioners with incomes less than €2,000 per month. “The effort asked of them was too great and not fair,” he said. However, many “gilets jaunes” protesters around France appeared unconvinced. The 40-year old centrist was under intense pressure to avoid fresh damage and bloodshed after successive weekends of violent riots in Paris and other cities that have seen 4,523 arrests and already stripped France of 0.1 per cent of GDP growth, according to its finance minister. Meanwhile, thousands of “gilets jaunes” have been blocking roads and roundabouts for almost a month in an outpouring of anger over perceived high taxes for the poor and overwhelming accusations that he is an arrogant, out-of-touch “president of the rich”. Many were furious that he had remained silent to their fury, hunkered down in the Elysée over the past few days despite the ambiance of quasi-insurrection. Many simply want the ex-banker to step down. The pre-recorded address was the most crucial of his 18-month presidency Credit: AFP But Mr Macron stood firm on Monday night on his controversial decision to partially scrap France’s totemic wealth tax - another key demand from many “gilets jaunes”. To do so, he said, would “weaken us”. The president, who has abruptly become the least popular leader in modern French history after a dream start, said that the anger of peaceful “yellow vest” protesters was “fair and can be our opportunity”.  He said that their movement was the result of “forty years of malaise” that “we ended up getting used to.. out of cowardice”. However, he slammed the “unacceptable outpouring of violence” of vandals. “No anger justifies attacking a police officer or public property," he said. Mr Macron also made it clear he intended to push on with planned reforms of social security and pensions. He also said he would start a tour of France’s mayorships during three months of local talks. “We will not simply start our lives back up as before as if nothing had changed,” he promised. Despite a string of concessions ahead of his speech, including scrapping the green tax on diesel and petrol that sparked the unrest, many protesters had already taken to social media to call for an “Act V” of radical action. Stunned by the savagery of the personal attacks and violence of the protests, Mr Macron had gone off radar for a week, with some aides even fearing he could be the victim of an attempted putsch. “I have never known under the Fifth Republic such hostility against a president,” said political analyst Jérôme Jaffré. “It is a personal affair between a part of the country and president, hence the incredible stakes of this speech.” “This is the start of Act II of his presidency where Macron II fiercely has criticised Macron,” he said. Political opponents dismissed the proposals. Eric Woerth of the opposition Right-wing Republicans said “tomorrow’s purchasing power will pay for today’s measures”. Far-Right leader Marine Le Pen said Mr Macron had “given up on some his tax errors, so much the better”, but said he “refused to admit that it is the model he champions that is contested”.  Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, head of the Leftists Unbowed France party, called on protesters to take to the streets once again next Saturday. As for the “gilets jaunes”, reactions were mixed.  Jeremy Clément, one “yellow vest” spokesman, said the proposals were a start and “coherent” but remained “crumbs”. “We can’t be content with a €100 rise (in minimum wage),” he said. In one hall in Galargues, in the Hérault, southern France, some pensioners applauded at the tax breaks but many said they would continue the protests. Karl Toquard, yellow vest spokesman at a roundabout in Gaillon, Normandy, was adamant. He told the Telegraph: “There was nothing for us. We’re staying put.”......Search More News

  • [Travel]A Château in Normandy to Rival Hearst Castle12/11 02:51

    French designer Jacques Garcia, known for his luxuriously layered interiors, has been perfecting a 17th-century Norman estate and its gardens for a quarter century. Now he plans to invite more of the public in to visit—and he’ll start again with a new home in Sicily.......Search More News

  • [World News]St Dennis incinerator: 'Ridiculous' lorry trips to shredder criticised12/11 02:41

    Cornwall's only incinerator has to send any items larger than a bin bag 23 miles away to be shredded.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Gas plummets to 2018 low as oil's slide delivers savings - USA TODAY12/11 02:40

    Gas plummets to 2018 low as oil's slide delivers savings  USA TODAYKansas has 5th cheapest gas in America  KWCHAAA: Statewide gas prices declining again  WXYZ DetroitMassachusetts gas prices still on the decline  Boston.comOPEC hasn't pumped up gasoline prices ... yet  ChronView full coverage on Google News......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Art and cash-filled Rio apartment the new battleground for Nissan, Ghosn: court filing12/11 02:40

    A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has emerged as the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman and the automaker. ......Search More News

  • [Headlines]After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B12/11 02:31

    Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.......Search More News

  • [Business]Crypto Downturn Thrusts Tether into Top 5 in Market Cap Rankings12/11 02:31

    Tether (USDT) has recently found itself among the top five cryptocurrency assets by market cap – despite its own declining capitalization – due in part to the dramatic demise of other top currencies such as Bitcoin Cash and EOS. That’s particularly notable since Tether has shed around $700 million in assets since September – which......Search More News

  • [Business]How Does Sheng Siong Group Ltd (SGX:OV8) Fare As A Dividend Stock?12/11 02:20

    Dividends play a key role in compounding returns over time and can form a large part of our portfolio return. Historically, Sheng Siong Group Ltd (SGX:OV8) has paid dividends to Read More.........Search More News

  • [Business]Should Paliburg Holdings Limited (HKG:617) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?12/11 02:20

    Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Paliburg Holdings Limited (HKG:617) has paid a Read More.........Search More News

  • [Business]A journey underground into one of Poland's working mines12/11 01:41

    As Poland hosts COP24 in nearby Katowice, David Shukman journeys into the depths of a working mine.......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Floyd Parton, singer-songwriter and Dolly Parton's brother, dead at 6112/11 01:40

    Floyd Estel Parton, a singer-songwriter and Dolly Parton's brother, has died, Fox News can confirm. He was 61.......Search More News

  • [Business]New Online Retail ETF is on the Block12/11 01:40

    Global X Funds has launched a new e-commerce ETF this holiday season.......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze12/11 01:31

    The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.......Search More News

  • [Business]This Superfast Superyacht Tender Has Superyacht-Caliber Accommodations on Board12/11 01:30

    The 80-foot X-80 Super RIB Project unveiled by Federico Fiorentino will be a collaboration with SACS.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]2019 Macan: Porsche's Hot Hatch Gets a Refresh and Bump in Power | Edmunds - Edmunds12/11 01:20

    2019 Macan: Porsche's Hot Hatch Gets a Refresh and Bump in Power | Edmunds  EdmundsThe 2019 Porsche Macan Handles Better Than a Crossover Has Any Right To  Jalopnik2019 Porsche Macan S: Porsche's best seller gets even better  Digital Trends2019 Porsche Macan: First Drive  RoadandTrack.comThe 2019 Porsche Macan – Sporty SUV Gets Minor Tweaks  Car and DriverView full coverage on Google News......Search More News

  • [Business]JAY-Z Has Lack of Diversity Claim Honored in Trademark Infringement Case12/11 01:11

    The American Arbitration Association has honored JAY-Z's demand to address their lack of diversity before proceeding with his trademark infringement case.......Search More News

  • [World News]Canada's Aurora Cannabis buys Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales12/11 01:00

    The Canadian company Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all outstanding shares of Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales SA......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Don't eat raw cookie dough: CDC12/11 01:00

    With the holidays upon us, the CDC has a warning for cookie dough lovers.......Search More News

  • [Business]Huawei executive facing US extradition offers to pay for her own surveillance12/11 01:00

    The chief financial officer of Huawei has offered to pay for a surveillance company to ensure she does not flee Canada while awaiting a decision on whether she will be extradited to the US, a court in Vancouver heard on Monday. Meng Wanzhou, 46, is facing extradition from Canada to the US on charges of conspiracy to defraud banks after the Chinese telecoms giant allegedly skirted sanctions on Iran. Lawyers for Ms Meng are arguing for her to be granted bail while she awaits a decision on whether she will be extradited to the US, saying that she is not a flight risk. The surveillance company should given the power to arrest Ms Weng if she breaches bail conditions, her lawyer David Martin said in court on the second day of the hearing on Monday. The judge weighing the decision on whether to grant her bail cast doubt on whether Ms Meng’s husband can act as a surety, as suggested by her lawyer, as he is not a resident of British Columbia and is currently in Canada on a visitors visa. One of Ms Meng's two homes in Vancouver  An application is being heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. Ms Meng, whose father founded the telecommunications giant, maintains her innocence and says she will contest them at trial in the US if she is surrendered. In court documents released at the weekend, Ms Meng's lawyer said she should be granted bail because of her substantial ties to Vancouver, where she owns two multi-million dollar houses, and multiple health problems. Ms Meng, a Chinese citizen, has suffered from health issues including thyroid cancer, hypertension and surgery on her jaw and throat which has left unable to eat solid foods, the documents say. She has owned homes in Vancouver since 2009, and has offered to put up her two multi-million-dollar properties as collateral for bail plus an additional C$1m (£600,000). The US alleges that Huawei used a subsidiary called Skycom to do business with Iran, breaking sanctions in place against the country. Lawyers for Ms Meng says that the evidence presented in court on Friday does not prove that the executive broke either US or Canadian law. Ms Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 on a connecting flight from Hong Kong to Mexico. The case is the latest chapter in an ongoing trade war between China and the US. On Sunday, the Chinese government said it summoned the American ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, to protest Ms Meng’s arrest. Court was adjourned on Monday, without the presiding judge reaching a decision on whether bail will granted, and will resume for a third day on Tuesday. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says12/11 00:50

    Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical errors, understaffing or staff fatigue. The holiday period can also be added to the list, according to a new study. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]US forces respond to Russia's military moves12/11 00:50

    The US military is deploying planes and warships in an effort to send signals to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military that a red line could be drawn. CNN's Brian Todd has the details.......Search More News