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After Alabama upset, Democrats see new prospects in U.S. South

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The solidly Republican South suddenly looks a little less solid. Democratic Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones acknowledges supporters at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry Tuesday’s upset win by Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama, coupled with last month’s Democratic …

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Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

(Reuters) – A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks. Rutgers University student Paras Jha is …

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EP urges EU to do more to protect migrants

BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) — The European Parliament urged Wednesday the EU to address human rights violations that migrants, refugees and asylum seekers face in EU and non-EU countries, as the victims of conflict, poverty, smuggling networks and trafficking in human beings.The EU should step up its efforts to safeguard …

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Al-Ghanim arrives in Morocco for Arab chief lawmakers meeting

Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim arrives in Morocco received by Morocco’s deputy parliament speaker Rashid Al-Abdi RABAT, Dec 13 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim arrived on Wednesday in Morocco to attend an emergency meeting of speakers of Arab parliaments on developments pertaining to Jerusalem.Upon arrival, Al-Ghanim …

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Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war. UN Special Envoy to the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrives for a …

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Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was defeated on Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain’s departure from the European Union. In a blow to May, already weakened after losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election, the …

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For newly minted grads, higher pay but possibly fewer jobs: StatsCan

It’s well known that more time spent in school tends to pay off with jobs that come with fatter paycheques. But are Canada’s university graduates having a rougher time than their peers with less education in getting their foot through the door?That’s the question raised by a recent Statistics Canada …

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Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems

(Reuters Health) – Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of these tumors and a control group of 40 …

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Kuwaitis won six medals at Asian Youth Para Games

Kuwaiti players Dhari Batti and Yacoub Qassem after the honoring ceremony DUBAI, Dec 13 (KUNA) — The Kuwait Disabled Sport Club’s players have snatched six varied medals at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games currently hosted by Dubai, with the participation of 30 countries.In a statement on the sidelines of …

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Technology

Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips that power iPhone X’s features such as Face ID, Animoji and portrait mode photos. FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando …

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