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Updated: 08-12-2018 16:30 IST
French riot police fired tear gas canisters at “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday at the start of a planned demonstration against the high cost of living under President Emmanuel Macron.


Six people, mostly teenagers, killed in Italy nightclub stampede

ROME (Reuters) - Six people, including five young teenagers, were crushed to death in the early hours of Saturday following a stampede at a packed nightclub near Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast, officials said.



U.S. prosecutors name Trump in hush payments, detail Russian contacts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Friday President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer to make illegal hush payments to two women ahead of the 2016 election, and also detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help the Trump campaign.


North Carolina elections board identifies 'person of interest' in fraud probe

North Carolina’s board of elections named political consultant Leslie McCrae Dowless as a person of interest on Friday amid a probe of possible absentee ballot fraud in a disputed U.S. congressional election.



Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley.


Licking their wounds, fund managers prep for rally in '19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With bond and equity markets from the United States to emerging markets all on pace to lose money this year, investors have not seen this much red on their screens since 1972, the last time no asset class returned at least 5 percent.



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.


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.



NFL notebook: Flacco questionable, could be backup

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was a full participant in Friday’s practice for the first time since injuring his hip in Week 9, but he is officially questionable Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.


NBA roundup: Nets stun Raptors with overtime win

Jarrett Allen hit the go-ahead layup with 64 seconds left in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Toronto Raptors for a 106-105 victory Friday night in New York, ending a pair of eight-game losing streaks.




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


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


Hungarians protest against new labour rules dubbed "slave law"

Hungarian unions and their supporters march in central Budapest against new labour rules that allow employers to require up to 400 hours of overtime work per year.

8 Dec 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


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 9


Venezuela holds elections for municipal legislators, opposition to boycott

Venezuela holds elections for municipal legislators, a vote opposition parties are boycotting.

Dec 9


Malaysian PM Mahathir speaks at human rights festival ahead of rally against UN racial discrimination convention

NOTE: Event pushed back one day to Dec. 9 (Sunday)

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will deliver the keynote address at a festival organised by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam). The speech comes ahead of a rally to protest against a UN convention against racial discrimination. The government this month reversed a pledge to ratify the ICERD convention following backlash from the groups who fear it could dilute privileges for majority ethnic Malays.

9 Dec 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


"Brexit betrayal" march in London

"Brexit Betrayal" march in central London involving UKIP leader Gerard Batten and Tommy Robinson. A counter, anti-fascist demonstration also being staged.

Dec 9


Supporters of Hindu nationalist organisation gather in Delhi

Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu nationalist organisation, gather in New Delhi to urge the government to build a new Hindu temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

9 Dec 23:30 ET / 04:30 GMT


Armenia holds early parliamentary elections

Armenia holds early parliamentary elections after acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan quit and parliament was dissolved.

Dec 9

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