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Analysis: Michael Flynn hoped cooperating would keep him out of prison. Here’s why he may face five years.

Wednesday  16:30,   19 december 2018
msn

"I’m not hiding my disgust": How a federal judge rejected Mueller’s sentence recommendation, and why he is allowed to do... >>>

Jeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a 'stupid woman'

Wednesday  16:30,   19 december 2018
cnn

British lawmakers erupted in fury on Wednesday after opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by Conservatives of calling Theresa May a "stupid woman" during Prime Minister's Questions. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Fed expected to move forward with rate hike, despite Trump's scolding

Wednesday  16:00,   19 december 2018
cnbc

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter point Wednesday and also signal it will not be raising rates as much as it had previously forecast. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Giuliani says Trump signing letter of intent for Moscow tower is meaningless

Wednesday  16:00,   19 december 2018
thehill

President Trump's attorney dismissed the significance of a new report that Trump signed a letter of intent in 2015 that preceded negotiations for a Moscow... >>>

Google pulled 'millions' of junk Play Store ratings in one week

Wednesday  16:00,   19 december 2018
engadget

Google is just as frustrated with bogus app reviews as you are, and it's apparently bending over backwards to improve the trustworthiness of the feedback you... >>>

This free online tool uses AI to quickly remove the background from images

Wednesday  15:55,   19 december 2018
theverge

A handy utility if you don’t have access to... >>>

Instagram stickers now let you send music, ask questions live

Wednesday  15:55,   19 december 2018
cnet

More ways to interact with friends and Instagram... >>>

Gboard supports 500 languages just two years after launch

Wednesday  15:55,   19 december 2018
engadget

Just two years after launching, Google's Gboard virtual keyboard supports 500 languages on Android. That, according to Google, enables around 90 percent of the planet's human population to communicate on their phones in their first language.... >>>

The $7.9 trillion pile of negative-yielding debt is growing fast

Wednesday  15:40,   19 december 2018
bloomberg

For all the hand wringing over the end of ultra-loose monetary policy, the world just doesn’t seem able to shake its addiction to negative-yielding debt. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

Wednesday  15:30,   19 december 2018
cnn

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, wife of deposed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, over the alleged assault of a South African model in August 2017. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles bishop accused of misconduct

Wednesday  15:30,   19 december 2018
latimes

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Msgr. Alexander Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said... >>>

FT Person of the Year: George Soros

Wednesday  15:20,   19 december 2018
ft

The philanthropist has become a standard bearer for liberal democracy, an idea under siege from... >>>

Democrats, Republicans look for pathway to avoid a government shutdown as deadline nears

Wednesday  15:20,   19 december 2018
usatoday

Nine federal departments will run out of money and shut down at midnight Friday unless Congress and the White House reach a deal to extend... >>>

UK to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear

Wednesday  14:55,   19 december 2018
msn

The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the... >>>

Sex assault case dropped, judge cites drunken prosecutor

Wednesday  14:05,   19 december 2018
msn

An Iowa judge cited the courthouse arrest of a drunken prosecutor in dismissing charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>