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Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Shah, the monarch deposed in a 1979 revolution, following the government’s crackdown on protests this month.

MALTA-DAPHNE/

Maltese businessman Fenech charged with complicity to murder in journalist case

One of Malta’s wealthiest men, Yorgen Fenech, was charged in a Valletta court on Saturday with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.

U.S.

USA-WEATHER/

Two children dead, one missing in Arizona floods as winter storm blankets U.S.

Two children were found dead and another was missing in Arizona on Saturday after the vehicle they were in became stuck while crossing a storm-swollen forest creek outside Phoenix, part of a post-Thanksgiving winter storm that pummeled wide swathes of the country.

CHICAGO-POLICE-BODYSLAM/

Chicago police officer suspended for slamming man to ground during arrest

A Chicago police officer was suspended this week after video recorded by a bystander showed him hurling a man forcefully onto the sidewalk during an arrest, in footage described by Mayor Lori Lightfoot as “highly disturbing.”

BUSINESS

USA-HOLIDAYSHOPPING-SALES/

Black Friday shoppers stay away from stores, make $7 billion-plus splurge online

U.S. shoppers made more purchases online on Black Friday than in the mall – hurting traffic and sales at brick-and-mortar stores, according to data that offered a glimpse into what is still one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

EU-ALPHABET-ANTITRUST-EXCLUSIVE/

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.

ENTERTAINMENT

BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT-DICAPRIO/

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader’s latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern.

FILM-FROZEN-2-NORWAY-SAMI/

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ thrills Sámi people in northern Europe

The sequel to Walt Disney Co’s 2013 hit animated musical “Frozen” is generating excitement among indigenous Sámi people in northern Europe, whose culture the movie has taken inspiration from.

SPORTS

MOTOR-F1-ABUDHABI/

Mercedes boss ‘totally OK’ with Hamilton talking to Ferrari

Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff said he would have no problem with Lewis Hamilton talking to Ferrari about a move in 2021 after reports in Italy claimed meetings had already happened.

ALPINE-SKIING-MEN/

Alpine skiing: Dressen wins downhill in triumphant return from injury

German Thomas Dressen made a triumphant return to North America by winning the men’s World Cup downhill in Alberta on Saturday, a year after suffering a serious knee injury in a high-speed crash.

UPCOMING

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

CLIMATE-CHANGE/INDONESIA (PIX) (TV)

Indonesian communities forced to raise house foundation due to rising sea level

Communities living along Indonesia’s northern coastline are forced to spend a big portion of their meager income on raising the foundation of their houses due to threats from the rising sea level.

1 Dec

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

COLOMBIA-STRIKE/VENEZUELA (PIX) (TV)

Venezuelan migrants say xenophobia increasing amid Colombia protests, looting rumors

Venezuelan migrants living in Colombia say rumors about foreigners’ participation in alleged unrest connected with more than a week of anti-government protests is stoking xenophobia against them. We’ll tell the stories of migrants scared of backlash and appeals by non-governmental organizations for calm as protests march on.

1 Dec

IRAQ-PROTESTS/ (PIX)

Iraqi PM presents resignation to parliament as protests rage

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi presents his resignation to parliament for a vote of no confidence that would dissolve his government, but thousands of Iraqi protesters remain in the streets demanding further systemic political reform after weeks of bloody unrest.

1 Dec

ITALY-VENICE/

Venice holds referendum on whether to split from sister city of Mestre

Venice holds a referendum on whether it should divorce from the nearby, mainland city of Mestre and have its own, independent city council that deals exclusively with its own needs. Activists say Venice needs its own dedicated administration to deal with a variety of problems, including a rapidly falling population and surging tourist numbers.

1 Dec

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD-PREPS (PIX) (TV)

Spain prepares to host COP25 climate change summit

Madrid tightens security and begins preparations ahead of the 2019 U.N. climate change conference (COP25). The event was due to take place in Chile in December, but was moved due to civil unrest in the country.

1 Dec 07:30 ET / 12:30 GMT

POLAND-JUDICIARY/ (TV)

Poles rally against government pressure put on judges

Polish lawyers and judges stage protest in front of Justice MInistry against pressure being put on judges.

1 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT



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