Global stocks dip as ‘Santa Claus rally’ elusive, oil rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower on Monday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The MSCI world equity index, which tracks ...

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Muhammad Ali as Superman? The Boxing legend was offered the role in 1978 film- The New Indian Express

By PTI LOS ANGELES: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali and veteran actors Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman were on the short list to play Superman in the 1978 film, producer Ilya Salkind has said. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Salkind made the revelation on the commentary track in the newest edition of the film which was recently released to coincide with ...

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Catalan hunger strikers send message to European leaders

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Four jailed Catalan separatist leaders currently on hunger strike sent letters to more than 40 European heads on Monday to protest what they see as mistreatment by the Spanish courts. The dispute between Catalonia’s independence-seeking regional government and Madrid has worsened in recent weeks as negotiations have reached an impasse. Pro-independence protests are planned across Catalonia on ...

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss ‘unfairly’ charged by FA

Jose Mourinho swore in Portuguese following Manchester United’s comeback win over Newcastle The Football Association has been criticised for “unfairly” charging Jose Mourinho for swearing. The Manchester United boss was charged after he was picked up by a television camera swearing in Portuguese following a 3-2 win over Newcastle on 6 October. Mourinho successfully appealed and now an independent regulatory ...

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Czech cyber watchdog calls Huawei, ZTE products a security threat

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE (000063.SZ), saying they posed a security threat. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny ...

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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate resolutions on Khashoggi, Yemen

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims. The votes last Thursday were a rare rebuke to President Donald Trump, but largely symbolic. ...

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Trump: Is a Border Wall Effective? Ask Israel

JERUSALEM, Israel – As President Trump and Congress battle over a border wall, they could possibly learn from one country that’s been through the same exercise. Israel had its own national debate about border security and found a solution.  During a sometimes heated Oval Office meeting with congressional Democrats over US border security, President Trump pointed to Israel as an ...

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Sheku Bayoh: Fresh questions over death in police custody

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC Disclosure programme features previously unseen footage New evidence uncovered by BBC Scotland has raised fresh questions about the way police officers treated a man who died in their custody. Fife father-of-two Sheku Bayoh, 31, died in 2015 after being restrained by police in Kirkcaldy. CCTV, other footage and documents obtained ...

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