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Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats, a day after a report for the Senate revealed Russian agents had used social media in an attempt to sway the 2016 ele...

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

Apo - A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.In the sentence dated December 3 and published Monday, a judge sentenced defendant Davinson Erazo to 20 years in a psychiatric facility.

Japan to get first post-WWII aircraft carriers

Apo - Japan will get its first aircraft carriers since World War II and buy dozens of fighter jets under a new defence plan approved Tuesday that is intended to counter China's growing military power.

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

Washington - An intensifying spending standoff sent US lawmakers scrambling Monday to avert a partial government shutdown, with Republican and Democratic leaders deadlocked over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding.

CBS ex-CEO won't get severance after sexual misconduct claims

New York - Les Moonves, the onetime head of CBS, was fired for cause and will not receive a severance package in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the television network announced Monday.

Former FBI chief lashes out at Trump, Republicans

Washington - 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.

UN condemns North Korean human rights violations

New York - The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution Monday condemning the "systematic, widespread and gross" human rights violations in North Korea.

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Chicago - Jesuit 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.

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

Apo - 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.

Future of gaming in 2019 Special

Taehoon Kim, the co-founder and CEO of nWay, provides some gaming industry predictions for 2019 for Digital Journal readers. Expect to see the rise of Games as a Service, more esports, and an increase with virtual streaming.

Q&A: Startup aims to kill off the performance review Special

15Five, a fast-growing startup that is on a mission to kill off the annual performance review, has announced a Series A investment round that includes participation from several prominent venture firms.

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Chicago - Jesuit 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.

US accepts Assad staying in Syria -- but won't give aid

Washington - The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different.

Partners of ex-Trump aide Flynn indicted over Gulen plot

Washington - Two partners of President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn were indicted Monday over an Ankara-backed scheme to remove Turkish dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States.

Air strikes kill 62 Shabaab militants in Somalia: US military

Washington - The US military said Monday it has killed 62 militants from the jihadist Shabaab movement in six air strikes in Somalia.Four strikes on Saturday killed 34 militants and another two on Sunday killed 28, the US Africa Command said in a statement.

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.

Russian trolls aimed to deter black US voters: study

Washington - The Russian troll farm that disrupted the 2016 US presidential election sought particularly to demoralize African-Americans and deter them from voting, according to a comprehensive new report for the Senate.

Prada apologizes after products spark accusations of racism

New York - Italian fashion label Prada has said it will set up an advisory council on diversity issues after being forced to pull monkey-like keychain figurines from its shelves over accusations of racism.

Colombian ELN rebels announce Christmas ceasefire

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

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

Fpo - A gay Singaporean man Monday won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state.
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