‘#YouTubeIsOver’: Why users and creators are threatening to delete their accounts

Metro UK | 2019-12-12

People are furious about new rules forbidding ‘harassment’ which they fear will shut down freedom of expression (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images) YouTubers are threatening to close their accounts today after the video site made another controversial policy change. The...

Consumer watchdog given new powers to crack down on Google and Facebook

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-12-12

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has announced a crackdown on Google and Facebook, agreeing to new powers and funding for the consumer watchdog to monitor the digital giants. Responding to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 18-month inquiry into the impact of Google,...

European Central Bank keeps rates low as Lagarde takes helm

Belfast Telegraph | 2019-12-12

The head of the European Central Bank has said the economic slowdown in the countries that use the euro shows signs of bottoming out. Christine Lagarde told reporters after the bank kept its monetary policies on hold that recent economic indicators are “weak overall” but “point to some stabilising...

Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in second day of trading

The Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-12

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the world’s most valuable listed company. Shares jumped in trading to reach up to 38.60 Saudi...

CVS to increase genetic testing for some Aetna cancer patients

Reuters | 2019-12-12

CVS Health Corp said on Thursday it will make it easier for patients with advanced cancer enrolled in some Aetna insurance plans to receive broad genetic gene sequencing tests that can help identify the best drug or treatment for them. ......

Here's why you need to STOP throwing the orange peels

The Times of India | 2019-12-12

One of the best things about winters is oranges. Bright sun and juicy oranges make for the best combination. This pulpy fruit is famous worldwide and has many health benefits. But it’s the orange peels that get thrown away until you dry them and put them on your face, which many people do. But can...

Former world No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

The Times of India | 2019-12-06

Paris, Dec 6 (AFP) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced on Friday that she will retire from tennis after next month's Australian Open. The 29-year-old Dane won her only Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne last year in her third major final. "I've accomplished everything I could...

Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Indian Express | 2019-12-04

A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer is proving so popular that it’s crippling the website of Switzerland’s mint. Advertising The coin, with a face value of 20 francs ($20), is the first by the federal mint with a living person on it. Featuring the 38-year-old Swiss...

No rest for Tiger Woods as US misfire on day one of Presidents Cup

Gulf News | 2019-12-12

Melbourne: Already shouldering a big burden as playing captain, Tiger WoodsPresidents Cup load grew heavier on Thursday after the United States crashed to a 4-1 deficit after the first round of fourball matches at Royal Melbourne. The first playing captain at the biennial tournament in 25 years,...

Bernie Sanders is going to bat for minor league baseball. Will California go to bat ...

The Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-12

SACRAMENTO — Any politician who goes to bat for minor league baseball against billionaire big club owners deserves an all-star vote. Maybe not a presidential vote necessarily, but an honorary spot on any baseball all-star team. By standing up for bush league teams all over the country —...

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Bolivia's Ex-President Morales Arrives in Argentina as Refugee - Argentine Foreign Minister

Sputnik | 2019-12-12

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Gulf News | 2019-12-12

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The Independent | 2019-12-12

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The Jerusalem Post | 2019-12-12

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France postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly Niger attack

France24 | 2019-12-12

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US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

Stars and Stripes | 2019-12-12

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its "maximum...

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The Real News Network | 2019-12-12

Support the Workers of Iran, but Oppose US Sanctions

How is it possible to oppose the violent suppression of Iranian protest while still condemning U.S....