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December trade report shows China’s exports drop, raising risks for global economy

China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December and imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy in 2019 and deteriorating global demand.

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ISIS is far from being defeated as a fighting force or ideology

On December 19, President Trump declared: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” US troops there, he said in a video the same day, are “all coming back, and they’re coming back now.”

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How groupthink polarized Brexit

A new film about the U.K.’s 2016 EU referendum will air on Monday night. Watching the grueling, relentless campaign play out in Channel 4’s Brexit drama, as I did at a pre-screening in December, brings to life the reality of a political campaign.

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US troops on standby as Congo election results delayed

Preliminary results from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s December 30 presidential election will be delayed past the expected deadline, the head of the election commission says.

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New Year ceasefire enters into force in Donbass

The ceasefire in Donbass timed for New Year and Christmas holidays has entered into force at 1:01am Moscow time on December 29. The ceasefire agreement was reached on December 27 during the videoconference of the Contact Group’s subgroup on security.

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China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row

A Canadian citizen detained in China earlier in December has been released and returned to Canada, according to the government in Ottawa.

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UN sets December 18 as date to cease hostilities in Yemen’s Hudaydah — TV

xThe United Nations scheduled the start of ceasefire between Yemeni pro-government forces and the Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement in the city of Hudaydah for December 18, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday citing a spokesperson for the Houthi leadership.

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EU/E4 political consultations on regional issues with Iran

EU/E4 political consultations on regional issues with Iran were hosted in Brussels on 10 December 2018. This is the fourth edition of talks in this format.

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Over and over, IMF sings same old tune

n December 1, Mexico will have a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He will take over the presidency from the lackluster Enrique Peña Nieto, whose administration is marinated in corruption.

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۴۴۰ Iranian anti-government protesters released

Iran has released more than 400 people detained in anti-government protests that broke out across the country in late December, state-run media reports.

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Chinese manufacturing growth slows slightly in December

Manufacturing in China grew at a slightly slower pace in December than the previous month, a Chinese government survey showed Sunday, following government controls on bank lending.

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Islamic State Claims its Switch to Insurgency and Terrorism is Working

The 112th edition of the Islamic State’s newsletter, Al-Naba, released on 29 December 2017 contained an article on page 3, which reported that the reversion from statehood to insurgency was yielding results, particularly in the Diyala, Kirkuk, and Saladin provinces of Iraq.

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Talks on Syria in Astana May Build Bridge from Geneva to Sochi Congress

The Astana-8 meeting on Syria will take place on December 21-22; it will bring together representatives of the three ceasefire guarantor states: Russia, Turkey and Iran, as well as the sides to the Syrian conflict and a UN team.

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Russia Claims Secret NATO Deployment

In an interview with Belorussian television channel CTV on December 3, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, accused the United States via NATO of using Russia’s largest joint military exercise, Zapad 2017, as a pretext for the deployment of troops in the Baltic states and Poland.

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