Congress averts shutdown, postponing fight over Trump's wall - Politico

Congress steered clear of a shutdown Thursday, but the parties are no closer to resolving the battle over President Donald Trump's wall as Democratic leaders prepare to meet with Trump next week. Democrats are urging Republicans to sidestep a ...and more »-- https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/06/pelosi-schumer-trump-wall-funding-1046443

US military plane flies over Ukraine in response to Russia's actions in Kerch Strait - KTRK-TV

A U.S. military observation plane flew over Ukraine Thursday in direct response to Russia's "unprovoked attack" on Ukrainian Navy ships and sailors near the Kerch Strait last month, which the Defense Department described in a statement on Thursday as a ...and more »-- https://abc13.com/us-military-plane-flies-over-ukraine-in-response-to-russias-actions-in-kerch-strait/4847361/

Doug Ford's political interference blamed for collapse of Hydro One-Avista deal - The London Free Press

TORONTO — Washington State regulators have rejected Hydro One Ltd.'s proposed takeover of Avista Corp., citing political interference in the Ontario utility by its largest shareholder — the provincial government. The Washington Utilities and ...and more »-- https://lfpress.com/news/canada/washington-state-regulators-rejected-hydro-ones-avista-takeover/wcm/05bcebad-651e-4172-b4d2-d8293fb6b6b9

Two US Marines pulled from ocean, five missing, after fighter jet collides with plane near Japan - National Post

TOKYO – Two U.S. Marines were rescued from the ocean Thursday but five remain missing after a fighter jet and a refueling plane collided in midair off the coast of Japan, Japanese and American officials said. Japan's Defense Ministry said its maritime ...-- https://nationalpost.com/news/world/two-u-s-marines-pulled-from-ocean-five-missing-after-fighter-jet-collides-with-plane-near-japan

Ecuador Turns Up Pressure on Assange to Leave Embassy - New York Times

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's president on Thursday ramped up the pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country's embassy in London, saying Britain had provided sufficient guarantees that he would not be extradited to face the death penalty abroad.-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/americas/julian-assange-ecuador-lenin-moreno.html

Local content tops trend list for YouTube S'pore - The Straits Times

Home-grown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim has beaten superstar JJ Lin in the popularity stakes on YouTube. His remake of We Are Singapore, the official National Day Parade theme song for 2018, was the top trending non-music YouTube video in ...and more »-- https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/local-content-tops-trend-list-for-youtube-spore

Supreme Court seems reluctant to prohibit state and federal prosecutions of same crime - Washington Post

A majority of the Supreme Court sounded unlikely Thursday to overturn more than a century of doctrine that allows states and the federal government to prosecute someone for the same criminal conduct. While it went unmentioned at the oral argument, the ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-seems-reluctant-to-prohibit-state-and-federal-prosecutions-of-same-crime/2018/12/06/78f0d820-f982-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html

US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza - Vancouver Sun

A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly. Before Thursday's vote, the 193-member ...-- https://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/us-israel-and-palestinians-spar-over-condemning-hamas/wcm/89d8598a-bb60-49a4-a336-ecc71ad9037e

Six weeks later, no answers yet in suspicious death of Cassidy Bernard - CBC.ca

The RCMP are appealing to people to come forward with information about the suspicious death of a young woman on the We'koqma'q First Nation in Cape Breton more than six weeks ago. Cassidy Bernard, 22, was found dead in a home in the community ...and more »-- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cassidy-bernard-waycobah-rcmp-suspicious-death-1.4934850

Filipino workers feared deportation if they didn't comply with boss's demands - CTV News

HALIFAX -- Four emotional Filipino workers told a Nova Scotia court today they worked long hours for little pay, fearing they might be deported if they objected to the demands of a Halifax businessman. Hector Mantolino pleaded guilty last December to ...and more »-- https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/filipino-workers-feared-deportation-if-they-didn-t-comply-with-boss-s-demands-1.4207624

As Quebec cuts immigration, statistics foreshadow demographic crunch - Montreal Gazette

Quebec has the oldest inhabitants in Canada and its overall population is growing at a slower pace than most other provinces. Andy Riga. Updated: December 6, 2018. Seniors in Montreal mark the United Nations International Day of Older Persons in ...-- https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/as-quebec-cuts-immigration-statistics-foreshadow-demographic-crunch

BC family of five airlifted to hospital in latest carbon monoxide case - CTV News

VANCOUVER - A family of five has been airlifted to hospital in serious condition after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in Barriere, B.C.. Shannon Miller of Emergency Health Services says a quick acting 911 caller was able to get everyone out of the ...-- https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-family-of-five-airlifted-to-hospital-in-latest-carbon-monoxide-case-1.4207918

The Latest: Bush funeral train finishes its journey - Hawaii News Now

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):. 3:45 p.m.. A special funeral train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush has rolled to a final stop near his burial site in Texas.-- https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2018/12/06/latest-people-pay-respects-bush-houston/

Markets plummet after arrest of Huawei executive unsettles US-China trade talks - Washington Post

Fresh doubts about a wobbly truce in the U.S.-China trade war Thursday drove down stock markets in the United States and Europe following the arrest at U.S. request of a top Huawei Technologies executive. The Chinese government demanded the ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-protests-despicable-hooliganism-after-arrest-of-huawei-executive/2018/12/06/c5875820-f942-11e8-863a-8972120646e0_story.html

Ecuador Turns Up Pressure on Assange to Leave Embassy - New York Times

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's president on Thursday ramped up the pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country's embassy in London, saying Britain had provided sufficient guarantees that he would not be extradited to face the death penalty abroad.-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/americas/julian-assange-ecuador-lenin-moreno.html

China promises prompt action on US trade pact - CBC.ca

A Chinese government spokesperson on Thursday said Beijing was "full of confidence" it will strike a trade deal with the United States within the next 90 days, praising the recent meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi ...-- https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-promises-prompt-action-on-u-s-trade-pact-1.4934576

More than three quarters of Canada's domestic homicide victims were women: report - CTV News

More than three quarters of Canada's domestic homicide victims were women, according to a new report released Thursday that said belonging to some specific demographic groups elevates the risk of a violent death even more. The report from the Canadian ...-- https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/more-than-three-quarters-of-canada-s-domestic-homicide-victims-were-women-report-1.4207652

Fentanyl, carfentanil, meth and cocaine seized from 2 Cambridge homes: police - CBC.ca

Two males and a female in Cambridge are facing a number of drug and weapons charges after police executed search warrants at two residences Wednesday. Officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service entered a residence on Glenmorris Street and ...and more »-- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/fentanyl-carfentanil-meth-and-cocaine-seized-from-2-cambridge-homes-police-1.4934695

OPP officers hospitalized after chemical exposure, crash in Parry Sound - CTV News

PARRY SOUND, Ont. -- Provincial police say two officers were sent to hospital while investigating a crash near Parry Sound, Ont., on Thursday morning. Investigators say the crash involved two commercial trucks, and resulted in a chemical spill on the ...-- https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/opp-officers-hospitalized-after-chemical-exposure-crash-in-parry-sound-1.4207673

First Nations chiefs call for apology after Trudeau's 'patronizing' and 'sexist' comments on Trans Mountain - National Post

OTTAWA — A group of First Nations chiefs is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apologize for making “patronizing” and “sexist” comments, further heightening tensions over Ottawa's position on the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.and more »-- https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/first-nations-chiefs-call-for-apology-after-trudeaus-patronizing-and-sexist-comments-on-trans-mountain

2 adults, 3 children airlifted to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning - CBC.ca

Five people have been airlifted to Vancouver for medical treatment after they were poisoned by carbon monoxide in Barriere, B.C. on Thursday. B.C. Emergency Health Services said two of the patients are adults and three are children. BCEHS spokesperson ...-- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/barriere-carbon-monoxide-1.4935004

'Sexual' motive in killing of Florida woman Carla Stefaniak while vacationing in Costa Rica, authorities say - AOL

Carla Stefaniak went to Costa Rica to celebrate her 36th birthday, never dreaming it would be her last. After going missing for several days, she was found buried under plastic bags behind the AirBnB she was staying at. Now authorities are saying that ...and more »-- https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/12/06/sexual-motive-in-killing-of-florida-woman-carla-stefaniak-while-vacationing-in-costa-rica-authorities-say/23610399/

Addressing the endless cycle of anti-Semitic violence - CU Columbia Spectator

Having grown up in predominantly Jewish communities, I was blissfully unaware of the realities of modern anti-Semitism for a very long time. To my eight-year-old self, anti-Semitism was black-and-white Holocaust movies, yellow stars, and the elderly ...and more »-- https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2018/12/06/addressing-the-endless-cycle-of-anti-semitic-violence/

How Oshawa can learn from the Ford plant closure in St. Thomas - CBC.ca

If Oshawa is looking for lessons on its next steps following a pullout by General Motors, it need not look any further than St. Thomas, a southwestern Ontario community whose own automotive factories were wiped out by the fallout from the 2008 recession.-- https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/oshawa-st-thomas-assembly-plant-1.4932333

Oil Prices Tumble as OPEC Meets Over Production Cuts - Wall Street Journal

VIENNA—OPEC, once the undisputed king of the oil market, is facing a convergence of oil-market pressures, geopolitical upheaval and internal strife that is undermining its traditional influence over crude prices. As the Organization of the Petroleum ...-- https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-weakened-opec-convenes-with-market-dominance-in-doubt-1544087560

State TV Says Suicide Car Bombing Kills 2 in Southeast Iran - U.S. News & World Report

Iranian state TV says a suicide car bomber has attacked a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar, killing at least two police and wounding 28 people. Dec. 6, 2018, at 5:53 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. State TV Says Suicide Car ...-- https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-12-06/iranian-tv-terror-attack-kills-3-in-southeastern-port-city

Pope to Continue Muslim Outreach With UAE Visit - Wall Street Journal

ROME—Pope Francis will visit the United Arab Emirates in early February, continuing the outreach to the Muslim world that has been a signature theme of his pontificate. The pope will visit Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 to take part in ...-- https://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-to-continue-muslim-outreach-with-u-a-e-visit-1544101973

Cult of Hockey player grades: Cam Talbot wins one for the Edmonton Oilers against St. Louis - Edmonton Journal

Why does every Edmonton Oilers game right now feel like it's Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals? I must be desperate for the team to win. Indeed, I am. Edmonton's season feels like it hangs in the balance, with the team scraping to get to .500 ...-- https://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/cult-of-hockey-player-grades-cam-talbot-wins-one-for-the-edmonton-oilers-against-st-louis

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death - SFGate

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey's president, tells The Associated Press ...-- https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Sean-Penn-working-on-documentary-on-Saudi-13446759.php

Concrete change: Making cement carbon-negative - GreenBiz

Cement is one of the world's most-used building materials, with production reaching 4.3 billion tons/year in 2014 and growing 5 percent to 6 percent annually. Today, it is responsible for 5.6 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a major ...-- https://www.greenbiz.com/article/concrete-change-making-cement-carbon-negative

OnePlus CEO confirms its 5G phone will cost $200 to $300 more than OnePlus 6T - TechRadar

OnePlus is determined to be the driving force behind 5G – but that doesn't mean you won't be able to buy a 4G version of the OnePlus 7 in 2019. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed to TechRadar that the company plans to release a 4G variant of its phone ...-- https://www.techradar.com/news/oneplus-ceo-confirms-its-5g-phone-will-cost-dollar200-to-dollar300-more-than-oneplus-6t

Brexit vote: What could happen next? - BBC News

MPs will vote on the proposed Brexit deal, agreed by the UK and the EU, on 11 December. If they reject it then a lot of different things could happen. Flowchart explaining what could happen after MPs vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal Presentational ...-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46393399