Turkey to delay Syria operation, Islamic State mounts attack in southeast

Turkey will postpone a military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday as he “cautiously” welcomed a U.S. decision to withdraw its troops in the area. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-erdogan/turkey-to-delay-syria-operation-islamic-state-mounts-attack-in-southeast-idUSKCN1OK1K5?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Indian court orders Vedanta to not reopen copper smelter for at least a month: petitioner

An Indian court on Friday said Vedanta cannot reopen its South Indian copper smelter until it hears an case challenging a verdict by the country’s environment court in favor of the conglomerate. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vedanta-smelter/indian-court-orders-vedanta-to-not-reopen-copper-smelter-for-at-least-a-month-petitioner-idUSKCN1OK1S0?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Congo opposition: we will not tolerate further delay to vote

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition parties accused election officials of trying to provoke trouble by delaying Sunday’s scheduled presidential vote, and said they would not tolerate any further postponements. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-election-opposition/congo-opposition-we-will-not-tolerate-further-delay-to-vote-idUSKCN1OK1JC?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

No evidence of attack plans at Stuttgart airport: police

Investigators found no evidence that suspects who had been believed to have conducted a reconnaissance operation at Stuttgart airport were planning an attack, German federal police said. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-police/no-evidence-of-attack-plans-at-stuttgart-airport-police-idUSKCN1OK1RE?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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Capitol Report: Exit by Mattis ‘will amplify market uncertainty’ | CNN’s Wolf Blitzer tells Stephen Miller to ‘calm down’ in heated exchange over wall funding

The unexpected and sudden resignation of Jim Mattis “will amplify market uncertainty in 2019 as President Trump navigates China, EU, WTO and Russian policy without the moderating influence of his current secretary of defense,” said Height Capital Markets analysts in a note Friday. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BF33FC490-0523-11E9-BCDB-3413F1527F47%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Capitol Report: Unit of Equifax’s auditor EY certified the information security that was later breached

Equifax auditor EY’s CertifyPoint unit missed the system vulnerability that gave cybercriminals access to 48 Equifax servers containing personal information of 143 million consumers in 2017. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BBA4331F0-0301-11E9-B37D-3CE90D27BEE0%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Market Extra: Peter Schiff says we’re not in a bear market, ‘we’re in a house of cards that the Fed built’

Where in the world is Peter Schiff, as the stock market has entered an apparent unraveling phase? MarketWatch catches up with Wall Street’s favorite Cassandra. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B847F834A-0395-11E9-BCDB-3413F1527F47%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Sudanese police fire tear gas at crowds on third day of protests

Sudanese police fired tear gas at dozens of demonstrators on Friday in the cities of Omdurman and Atbara, witnesses said, where people gathered in a third day of protests driven by price rises and a nationwide cash shortage. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-protests/sudanese-police-fire-tear-gas-at-crowds-on-third-day-of-protests-idUSKCN1OK1P7?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

‘Mad Dog was one of the sane ones’: why China will miss James Mattis when he quits Trump’s White House

China will probably miss James Mattis after he steps down as US defence secretary next year, Chinese analysts have said. They said his departure would add more uncertainty to the relationship between the two sides, which have become increasingly tense owing to a series of rivalries ranging from trade and technology to geopolitics and the […]

Will allegations of Chinese hacking derail efforts to end trade war?

China has hit back at accusations by the United States and its allies’ that it engaged in state-sponsored cyber hacking targeting government departments and private enterprise overseas, in a fresh row that could derail efforts to find a solution to the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Analysts said that Washington’s claims suggest […]

Chinese Buddhist nuns try to spread Christmas cheer with gift for Catholic counterparts

While some Chinese local authorities have tried to ban Christmas, a group of Buddhist nuns in one of the country’s largest cities have got into the Christmas spirit with a gift to their Catholic counterparts. Lianzong Temple, the only Buddhist nunnery in the northern port city, offered cabbage, rice, flour, cooking oil and other food […]

Decision to cut percentage of private housing stock prompts fears it will prevent Hong Kong’s property market from cooling down

The Friday announcement to slash the supply of private flats to 30 per cent of Hong Kong’s total housing target for the next decade has triggered fears that the policy would stop the world’s most expensive property market from cooling down. The concerns came after the Transport and Housing Bureau revealed its annual update of […]

Exclusive: Global traders halt new Iran food deals as U.S. sanctions bite – sources

Cargill, Bunge and other global traders have halted food supply deals with Iran because new U.S. sanctions have paralyzed banking systems required to secure payments, industry and Iranian government sources say. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-food-exclusive/exclusive-global-traders-halt-new-iran-food-deals-as-u-s-sanctions-bite-sources-idUSKCN1OK1OR?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Indian schoolgirl, 15, dies of burns after attack

An Indian schoolgirl has died in hospital of severe burns after two men set fire to her on a busy street, authorities said on Friday, in the latest of a series of attacks on women in the tourist city of Agra. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-harassment-killing/indian-schoolgirl-15-dies-of-burns-after-attack-idUSKCN1OK1OT?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews