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Reuters Last Updated at 08-12-2018 03:30:19 IST
Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.

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France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

PARIS (Reuters) - France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said.

U.S.

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U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

The U.S. Air Force missed four chances to block the shooter in 2017’s deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of violent crimes while in the military, a report by the Department of Defense’s inspector general said on Friday.

US-MICHIGAN-WATER/

Michigan medical officer ordered to trial over Flint water deaths

A Michigan judge on Friday ordered the state’s chief medical officer to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply, a crisis that resulted in 12 deaths.

BUSINESS

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U.S. wants Huawei CFO to face charges over Iran sanctions, court hears

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors want a top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment, to face charges of fraud linked to the skirting of Iran sanctions, a Vancouver court heard on Friday.

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Trump upbeat on China talks; aides downplay Huawei arrest friction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sounded an optimistic note about trade negotiations with China as two of his top economic advisers downplayed friction from the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Drake and Lamar lead but women shine through in Grammy nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, but Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile and American newcomer H.E.R helped make it a female-dominated line-up for the year’s top prizes in the music industry.

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NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week.

SPORTS

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NBA roundup: Favors, Jazz rout Rockets

Derrick Favors recorded a double-double off the bench, and Joe Ingles helped shoulder the early load on offense as the Utah Jazz continued their strong play with a 118-91 demolition of the Houston Rockets on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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Corbin says Nationals were best fit

The Washington Nationals officially agreed to terms on a six-year, $140 million contract with All-Star left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin and unveiled him at a press conference on Friday.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

CHINA-NORTHKOREA/ (TV)

North Korea's foreign minister visits China for talks

North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho visits Beijing to meet senior officials and discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula.

Dec 8

MALAYSIA-POLITICS/RALLY (PIX)

Malaysia's opposition parties to hold rally over UN racial discrimination convention

Malaysia's two main opposition parties will hold a rally against a UN convention against racial discrimination. The government this month reversed a pledge to ratify the ICERD convention following backlash from groups who fear it could dilute privileges for majority ethnic Malays.

8 Dec, 01:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

ITALY-LEAGUE/RALLY (PIX) (TV)

Italy's League stages Rome rally

The ruling, far-right League holds a rally in the heart of Rome, a city it once reviled as a den of thieves, but which it now eyes as a possible stronghold as it spreads its political influence far from its traditional northern powerbase.

8 Dec, 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

FRANCE-PROTESTS/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

France braces for trouble on "Act IV" of "yellow vests" protests in Paris

France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday, as 'yellow vest' protesters converged on Paris for a fourth weekend of marches.

8 Dec, 01:00 ET / 06:00 GMT

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

Activists take part in climate march as COP24 takes place

Demonstrators calling for action against climate change take part in the Climate March as delegations from 200 countries participate in the UN climate talks in Katowice.

8 Dec, 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT

CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD (PIX) (TV)

Poland hosts UN Climate Change Conference (COP-24)

The 2018 UN climate change conference (COP24) will be held from 2 to 14 December in Katowice, Poland

Dec 8

CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

YEMEN-SECURITY/NEGOTIATOR (PIX) (TV)

Interview with main negotiator for Yemen's Houthis in Sweden peace talks

Interview with Mohammed Abdusalam, the main Houthi negotiator for peace talks in Sweden: Will focus on efforts to secure a truce in Hodeidah, the possibility of re-opening Sanaa airport and any other confidence-building measures.

Dec 8

DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS

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California mountain lion dies of injuries from wildfire

A mountain lion that was burned by a wildfire in Southern California has died of its injuries, officials said. The big cat was notable for having crossed freeways multiple times in the region.

7 Dec, 16:30 ET / 21:30 GMT

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

OIL-OPEC/SHALE

U.S. shale producers cheer OPEC's output cuts as oil prices rise

U.S. shale producers cheered OPEC's decision on Friday to trim output, a move that sent crude prices higher, and closing at levels that oil executives said would keep profits flowing.

7 Dec, 16:30 ET / 21:30 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

BELGIUM-MUSEUM/AFRICA (PIX) (TV)

Belgium’s Africa Museum reopens after wrestling with its past

The Royal Museum for Central Africa reopens to the public with a more critical view on a dark piece of history after five years of renovation following years of criticism from visitors and Belgium's Congolese community for its portrayal of African people and Belgium's brutal colonial past.

Dec 8

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