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U.S. Air Force set to launch a new generation of GPS satellites

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

Review: The Theatre at Westbury heats up to 98 Degrees for holiday show Special

Westbury - On December 16, Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees headlined The Theatre at Westbury for their "At Christmas" show. This marked their second consecutive year performing this holiday show at this venue, in the round.

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, without US and Hungary

New York - The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted by a wide majority a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements -- but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

Review: ‘The House that Jack Built’ is purposely divisive & provocative Special

‘The House that Jack Built’ is Lars Von Trier’s latest picture to either stimulate or insult audiences, depending on the viewer’s sensibilities.

A month after Bitcoin Cash hard fork 2 coins still both trading

On November 15 Bitcoin Cash underwent a hard fork that created two separate networks and coins, Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. A month later the two coins are still both trading with both coins now close in value.

Nissan employees reportedly burst into applause at Ghosn arrest

Nissan employees burst into applause after learning that chairman and former CEO Carlos Ghosn had been arrested, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Hungarian public broadcaster becomes focus of wave of protests

Budapest - A wave of anti-government protests in Hungary hit the country's public broadcaster on Monday, with the opposition galvanised by the furious reaction to a controversial new labour law.

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia filed criminal charges Monday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal.

Essential Science: Why does wine smell bad?

With many wines, laying them down for a long period improves them and this is a factor in good wines becoming great wines. However, sometimes wines go off and develop a bad smell. New research reveals why.

Bodies of 2 Scandinavian women found in Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two Scandinavian women with cuts to their necks were found in a village in Morocco's High Atlas mountains on Monday, the interior ministry said.

North Korea warns on US sanctions

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".

Boeing, Embraer forge on with tie-up after Brazil suspension reversed

S - US planemaker Boeing and Brazil's Embraer said Monday they have approved the terms of a partnership to create a joint venture now worth $5.26 billion -- more than when they first announced it in July.

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Bangkok - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.

Paris government to rush through concessions for 'yellow vests'

Paris - French officials vowed Monday to quickly push tax cuts and a rise in the minimum wage through parliament in a bid to end the anti-government "yellow vest" protests, amid signs the movement is losing steam ahead of the year-end holidays.

France 'the sick man of Europe': Polish foreign minister

Warsaw - France is "the sick man of Europe" and its problems are hurting the region, Poland's foreign minister said Monday, citing the "yellow vests" protest movement and last week's jihadist attack.

Oscar winner Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

Beverly Hills - Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges will be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the upcoming 2019 Golden Globe ceremony.

The big graphene innovations you need to know about

Every month a new development using the ‘wonder material’ graphene is presented. Digital Journal has picked three recent research highlights that showcase the growing potential of graphene.

UK opposition launches parliamentary confidence manoeuvre against PM May

London - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.

As France's 'yellow vest' movement abates, what now?

Paris - Anti-government protests which have rocked France over the past month eased notably over the weekend, after the government offered a range of concessions to ease the anger over declining living standards for people already struggling to make ends meet....

Colombian ELN rebels announce Christmas ceasefire

Apo - Colombia's ELN Marxist guerrilla group on Monday announced a Christmas ceasefire as peace talks with the country's government have been on hold since August.
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