Turkey toughens curfew measures amid coronavirus…

Turkey’s president has announced the most widespread lockdown so far amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, extending curfews to weeknights and putting full lockdowns in place over the weekends

Best Nov. for S&P 500, best Dow month since '87

It was a banner month for global stocks, powered in part by the biggest November gain for the S&P 500 in history and the strongest monthly performance for the Dow since 1987. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

Charges Filed in Deaths of Tourists After Eruption

"Those who went to the island, did so with the reasonable expectation that there were appropriate systems in place to ensure they made it home healthy and safe," a New Zealand government agency said Monday. Instead, 22 of the 47 people who were on White Island when a volcano erupted...

Scottish leader says she could seek 2021…

Scotland’s leader says she hopes to hold an independence referendum as soon as next year

Bitcoin surges to all-time record as 2020 rally…

Bitcoin soared to a record high against the dollar on Monday, as its 2020 rally steamed ahead, boosted by increased demand from both institutional and retail investors that saw the virtual currency as a safe-haven and a hedge against inflation. This report produced by Jonah Green.

Things Aren't Looking Great for Princess Mako's…

It looks like Princess Mako's long-delayed wedding isn't imminent. The Japanese princess, who became engaged to Kei Komuro in 2017, had first planned to marry him a year later but that date was pushed off, with the couple saying the wedding would happen in 2020. In early November, however, the...

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French lawmakers to rewrite proposed bill on…

Lawmakers from French President Emmanuel Macron’s party will rewrite the most criticized article of a proposed security law, involving a measure aimed at banning the publication of images of police officers with intent to cause them harm

GM renegotiates future with Nikola

General Motors and Nikola on Monday announced a reworked agreement on a fuel-cell partnership that eliminates an equity stake in the startup for the Detroit automaker as well as plans for building Nikola's electric pickup truck, sending Nikola shares tumbling. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Australia Horrified by China's 'Repugnant' Tweet

The report was shocking, but one response to it was "repugnant." So says Australia, which earlier this month released a military report that found "credible information" evidence that elite Australian troops murdered 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers, and civilians. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao on Monday tweeted a fabricated image...

NATO mulls Afghan dilemma as US draws down…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is grappling with a dilemma over its future in Afghanistan, as the United States starts pulling troops out while violence mounts

BTS 'Dynamite' costumes to light up charity…

K-pop band BTS is offering up its outfits from the music video for hit single "Dynamite" to the highest bidder in a Beverly Hills charity auction in January.

Iranian Scientist May Have Been Killed Via…

A new narrative is emerging about how Iran's top nuclear scientist got gunned down last week on a stretch of road. The main story line is unchanged: Iran accuses Israel of assassinating Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though Israel isn't saying a word about it. What's new is that the latest reports suggest...

Germany's Merkel: Brexit no-deal would set bad…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain and the European Union would set a bad example if they fail to reach a deal on their future relationship, but again insisted that the EU doesn’t want a deal at any price

Bethlehem insists 'Christmas will not be canceled'

Just twelve months ago Bethlehem town was celebrating its busiest festive season for two decades, but now the Palestinian town is shaping up for a dismal Christmas. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Officials Search Home of Dead Soccer Star's Doctor

Argentine officials investigating the death of soccer's "golden boy" on Sunday searched the home and offices of his doctor, Yahoo Sports reports. Diego Maradona died last week at age 60, as he was recovering from brain surgery , and his lawyer has blamed the slowness of the emergency response for his...

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Report: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24…

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have been reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels, according to the bloc’s annual climate report

Japan unveils 59-foot tall Gundam robot

A life size-robot from "Gundam" anime has been undergoing testing, preparing for the opening of a theme park to celebrate the iconic Japanese anime's 40th anniversary.

Assassination Complicates Biden's Plans

The killing of a top scientist was a major blow to Iran's military nuclear weapon efforts. And it damaged Joe Biden's chances of returning to the nuclear deal President Trump abandoned even before the president-elect takes office. Israel might have intended to do both, says an analysis by David E....

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may…

Greece’s largest medical association has criticized a decision by the country’s center-right government to impose price caps on coronavirus tests at private labs, warning that the measure could disrupt testing during a spike in infections

Is Ethiopia's war really over?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed praised his soldiers on Monday after declaring victory in Tigray, but leaders of the region's powerful TPLF say they are still fighting. David Doyle reports.

Wife to Ex-Hubby: Where's My $600M?

Honey, you owe me about $600 million—and I'm waiting. Tatiana Akhmedova is taking her ex-husband to court in London over a fortune including a private jet, an art collection, and several luxury mansions, the Guardian reports. A divorce court has already granted her 41.5% of Farkhad Akhmedov's $1....

Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching…

British singer Rita Ora has apologized for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.”

Dishonest actors 'misleading the president' - GA…

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday discussed the presidential election recount happening in his state, while criticizing "dishonest actors" for "misleading the president" on election fraud.

Denmark Faces Calls to Dig Up Just-Buried Minks

Just weeks after starting to cull millions of minks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Denmark's government is under pressure to exhume them. One mass burial site is near a swimming lake, the other near a source of drinking water, the BBC reports. In addition, gases have caused some...

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US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening…

The U.S. Embassy in Budapest has condemned an article published by a Hungarian official that drew parallels between American-Hungarian billionaire George Soros and Adolf Hitler and the Nazis

Meghan Trainor's new Christmas album

Meghan Trainor has conquered her demons, got married and has fulfilled a long-held dream of releasing a festive album.

Carrie Lam: I Have Piles of Cash but No Bank…

Hong Kong's chief executive says she deals only in cash. "I have piles of cash at home," Carrie Lam said. "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." US penalties are the reason, she said. The sanctions on a dozen or so...