The World

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Russia and Ukraine set for peace talks


On Monday, the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are set to meet in Paris for the start of peace talks over the war in eastern Ukraine — we have a preview. And in India, police in Hyderabad took four men accused of rape and murder back to the scene of the crime. The suspects allegedly tried to steal weapons, and police shot the four men dead. Also, Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. But all those visitors are taking a toll on the people who actually live there.


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Widespread strikes over pension reform shutdown France


President Emmanuel Macron's promise to reform France's pension system triggered massive protests and strikes around the country Thursday. And, a nationwide measles outbreak has closed businesses and schools in Samoa. Also, the European Union has declared "balsamic" a general term, striking down attempt by vinegar makers in Modena, Italy, to have the label exclusively for themselves.


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How do you define impeachable behavior?


Four constitutional scholars testified Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee and tried to tackle how to define impeachable behavior as part of the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. Also, the summit of NATO leaders wrapped up in the United Kingdom with a joint statement and photo op — but the show of unity masks tensions. Also, Native American children in Canada and Alaska have declared a climate emergency...


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Tension between allies as NATO summit begins


All eyes are on NATO as the 70th anniversary summit gets underway in London. We speak with Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK's representative to the United Nations, about the tension that's opened up between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. Also, Trump is making additional international headlines while in London by threatening new tariffs against Argentinian and Brazilian steel, along with some French luxury goods. And, "Baby Shark" gets a Navajo language cover.


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London knife attack enters the political debate


Friday's stabbing in London has now become a campaign issue in the UK's snap general election, which is set for Dec. 12. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is blaming the opposition Labour Party for the incident — which has upset many, including the father of one of the victims. And, NATO is celebrating 70 years this week in London. It will be a low-key affair, considering US President Donald Trump's dismissive statements about the mutual defense treaty...


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Iraqi prime minister to resign


Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi says he will resign after one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests. Also, French politicians and environmentalists say oui to banning Black Friday, maintaining that it really doesn't save people money and it hurts the Earth. Plus, it's been 400 years since the first Africans were brought to the English colonies as slaves. We'll tell you how people in Ghana are still grappling with the role that their ancestors played in the slave trade.


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Trump signs Hong Kong human rights act


President Donald Trump signed a plan to authorize sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses in Hong Kong. This move signals support for pro-democracy activists, but it could make for some tricky negotiations with Beijing. Also, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway — the Mississippi River — which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the world and allows trade flows to return...


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Veterans recall Thanksgiving deployments


On this Thanksgiving eve, we'll hear from veterans remembering some Thanksgiving moments while deployed. Hear about having dinner at Saddam Hussein's former palace and procuring live turkeys with the help of Peshmerga guards. Plus, how China's Communist Party perceives the impeachment proceedings in Washington. Also, Germany's far-right party, Alternative for Germany, is targeting the country's theaters, art and cultural institutions.


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UN climate report paints a bleak picture


A new UN report about climate emissions shows that the world is way off track to meet the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. Also, Russia is again under fire again for allegedly falsifying laboratory data and could be banned from major global sporting events. Plus, the world's top rated sushi restaurant has been removed from the Michelin guide. The fabled restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro was featured in the 2011 film "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." So what happened?


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Is US military discipline in jeopardy?


US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is out of a job after disagreeing with President Donald Trump over the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Also, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong had record voter turnout in a landslide victory for local council district elections. So, what comes next? And, a new study shows striking similarities in world music, suggesting music may impact culture more than culture impacts music.


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