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U.S. housing starts rise; single-family segment remains weak

  U.S. homebuilding rebounded in November, driven by a surge in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell to a 1-1/2-year low, pointing to deepening housing market weakness that could spill over to the broader economy. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed housing starts …

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National Action trial: Members of neo-Nazi group jailed

  A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler and were convicted of being members of a banned terrorist group have been jailed. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, were part of National Action and had “a long history of violent racist beliefs”, a judge …

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France to introduce digital tax in new year

France has said it will introduce its own tax on big technology firms from 1 January after EU-wide efforts stalled. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected it to bring in €500m (£450m) in 2019. France, along with Germany, had been pushing for the European Commission to agree …

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Former FBI chief lashes out at Trump, Republicans

Former FBI director James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump on Monday for telling “lies” and undermining the rule of law, and urged Republicans to stand up to the president. “The FBI’s reputation has as taken a big hit because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has …

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‘Accomplice’ of Strasbourg Christmas market gunman charged

A French anti-terrorist court on Monday charged a man arrested for allegedly supplying a revolver used in a mass shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg last week, a judicial source said. The 37-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was ordered to be held in detention on charges of association …

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Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

esuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the …

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EU agrees to cut emissions from new cars by 37 percent by 2030

European Union members and the European Parliament on Monday agreed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5 percent by 2030, the European Commission announced. The announcement comes two days after the end of the COP24 summit in Poland where one of the largest disappointments for countries of …

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CBS fires CEO Leslie Moonves, denies $120 million severance

CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for cause and has denied a $120 million severance package as it girds for a potential legal battle with its former chief executive who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he …

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