Dec. 4, 2018

REUTERS

The historic and ornate U.S. Capitol Rotunda hosted mourners on Tuesday paying respects to the 41st U.S. president, George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 and will be buried on Thursday in his home state of Texas.

President Donald Trump's top diplomat promised on Tuesday a new democratic world order in which Washington will strengthen or jettison international agreements as it sees fit to stop "bad actors" such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining.

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin and Michigan are scrambling to pass last-minute legislation to limit the powers of incoming Democratic officials before their iron grip on state governments is loosened following last month's elections.

Key U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to win approval of a bill to speed the use of self-driving cars without human controls, but face an uphill battle on Capitol Hill.

GMs Chief Executive Mary Barra, will meet with Ohio's two U.S. senators about the Detroit automaker's plans to idle five North American plants and cut up to 15,000 jobs.

Iran wants to increase its missiles' range, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran's weapons program as a regional security threat.

The French government on Tuesday suspended planned increases in three taxes on fuel for a six-month period starting Jan.1 in response to nationwide protests against high pump prices and living costs, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.

Fifteen migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast after spending 12 days at sea without food or water, an Egyptian survivor said on Tuesday.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he is in favor of the free market and that the market cannot be regulated by decree, amid questions about how he will manage Latin America's second largest economy.

Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday that it will cut its workforce by 12 percent by 2020, axing 3,200 jobs, as part of a plan to streamline the business and reduce costs.

Europe's Airbus is teaming up with a new U.S. partner, Lockheed Martin, to try to crack the U.S. military air tanker market nearly eight years after losing out to rival Boeing in a bitter battle to supply refueling planes to the U.S. Air Force.

OPEC and its allies are working toward a deal this week to reduce oil output by at least 1.3 million barrels per day, four sources said, adding that Russia's resistance to a major cut was so far the main stumbling block.

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Canned tuna might be too stinky, processed and inconvenient for Millennials, a new report said. Millennials seem to be choosing yoga pants over jeans, and hot sauce over mayo. Now, it seems that they're avoiding a former mainstay of American lunches- canned tuna.

Ukrainian authorities on Monday raided three Orthodox churches aligned to Russia as political and religious tensions between the two countries grow.

Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted.

A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group.

Israel's army said Tuesday it had detected Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them, a move likely to raise tensions with the Iran-backed group.

BBC

bout two dozen migrants climbed over the border wall separating Mexico from the US near Tijuana on Monday. While some ran to evade capture, most handed themselves in to border guards.

A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which he grapples with the concept of religion is being auctioned in New York on Tuesday. The so-called "God letter" was written in 1954 and is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million.

South Africa has picked a new chief prosecutor - a key figure in the country's struggle against corruption. Shamila Batohi - the first woman in the role - said she was ready to fight the good fight.

Three astronauts have docked at the International Space Station, on the first crewed Soyuz rocket launch since a dramatic failure in October.

Islamic State (IS) militant Abu al-Umarayn, who murdered several Western aid workers, has been killed in an air strike in Syria, the US said.

WND

Twitter users have responded with sarcasm to a proposed resolution by lawmakers in Michigan that would pressure fast-food chains such as McDonald's to stop putting "gender-classified" toys in their kids' meals.

Bible scholars believe the legendary Ark of the Covenant may have landed in Africa after it was taken out of Israel. The Ark is said to be a gold-covered wooden chest containing two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments - which Moses brought down from Mount Sinai - are written. It is also said to contain other biblical items such as Aaron's rod, which is thought to have magical powers.

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