Dec 3, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a NATO anniversary summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France's Emmanuel Macron for "very nasty" comments on the alliance and Germany for spending too little on defense.

President Trump rejected the possibility of U.S. lawmakers censuring him instead of impeaching him over accusations he improperly pressured Ukraine to probe a political rival, as Democrats prepared to lay out their case for impeachment.

President Trump said a trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, denting hopes of a resolution soon to a dispute that has weighed on the world economy.

France and the European Union said on Tuesday they are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acts on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth $2.4 billion.

Argentina's incoming cabinet has already been chosen and will be revealed on Friday, President-elect Alberto Fernandez said in a social media post on Tuesday, as the country and markets watch closely for the make-up of the Peronist's core leadership team.

People are failing to grasp the anger of the younger generation in the face of a changing climate, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday.

The Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would require all travelers - including U.S. citizens - to be photographed when entering or leaving the United States, according to the administration's regulatory agenda.

AP Top Stories

The execution of a blind man in Tennessee this week would mark only the second time in recent decades that a person without vision has been put to death in the U.S., the death row inmate's lawyers say.

Two of the men who helped take down the London Bridge terrorist were convicted felons, one of whom was a murderer serving the final stage of his sentence.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met Monday with relatives of nine Mormon women and children who were massacred in northern Mexico last month to discuss progress in the investigation. "They presented the progress they're making in the investigation and the cooperation between Mexico and the United States on the case," one relative who attended the closed-door meeting, Lenzo Widmar, told AFP. "It made us feel reassured that an in-depth investigation is being carried out."

Huawei Technologies plans to shift its research center to Canada from the United States.

China has already bought 24 Su-35s - an upgraded version of the Cold War Su-27 Flanker - in a 2015 sale worth $2.5 billion, according to Russian news agency TASS. "We are expecting a response from China on our offer to purchase modern weapons and military equipment manufactured in Russia, including additional batches of Su-35 fighter jets."

The U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of a major gun rights case could end in a misfire, with the justices on Monday debating whether to dismiss a challenge backed by the powerful National Rifle Association to a New York City handgun ordinance.

A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country's military learn marksmanship and defeat "thugs" causing instability in the country, according to a criminal complaint.

North Korea has celebrated the completion of leader Kim Jong Un's signature construction project, a new city near the sacred mountain where his family claims its roots, with state media on Tuesday calling it the "epitome of modern civilization".

Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila's international airport.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took aim at President Emmanuel Macron over the French leader's criticism of NATO, and criticized the other members of the military alliance for being too slow to beef up their defense budgets.

A draft consumer privacy bill written by Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker's staff would set nationwide rules for handling of personal information online and elsewhere and override state laws, including one in California set to take effect next year.

BBC

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe died with $10m cash in the bank, but he appears not to have left a will.

A second person has been found alive two weeks after becoming stranded in Australia's outback. Phu Tran, 40, was discovered on Tuesday on a remote farm in the Northern Territory (NT). Mr. Tran was part of a trio who became stranded when their car got stuck in a riverbed on 19 November. They later split up to find help.

Less than five years ago, animal charities heralded the end of animal sacrifice at a religious festival dubbed "the world's bloodiest". But on Tuesday, the Gadhimai festival began with the killing of a goat, rat, chicken, pig and pigeon. According to animal activists who travelled to a remote corner of Nepal for the festival, it was followed by the deaths of thousands of buffalo. Some 200,000 animals were killed during the last festival, in 2014.

WND

Drug makers and Canadian officials are pushing back against a proposal from President Donald Trump that would allow Americans to buy cheaper medications from Canada, but there are no signs Trump is giving in.

Walmart is facing a backlash because it no longer offers holiday pay to employees who work on Thanksgiving Day. They have a discount you have to work certain days to receive and one discount only lasts two days.

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