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Saudi Arabia stocks fall sharply on tax rises

<b>Saudi Arabia's stock market has fallen sharply after it announced public spending cuts and rises in tax, fuel and energy prices in 2016.</b><p>The country's main stock index fell 3% in the opening 15 minutes of trade with petrochemical firms worst hit.<p>Saudi Basic Industries, the biggest petrochemical …

Inequality Is Destroying American Democracy | Al Jazeera America

Last year two political scientists, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page, released a bombshell paper suggesting that “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” because policymakers overwhelmingly respond to the wishes of the wealthy rather than the majority of voters. The …

US Reportedly Denied Boarding to Muslim Family

British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he will investigate a lawmaker's claim that U.S. officials prevented a British Muslim family from flying to the U.S. for a planned Disneyland trip.<p>Stella Creasy, a member of the opposition Labour Party, says U.S. officials gave no explanation for …

Japan Embraces India as China Looms

Last week Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to India with an armful of key agreements and a solidification of Tokyo’s rapidly maturing relationship with New Delhi. During the summit, Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, agreed to a “special strategic and global …

'Brexit' will be serious crisis, Polish president warns

Britain's departure from the EU would be a "very serious crisis" for Europe, Polish President Andrzej Duda warned in an interview with the BBC on …

Joan McAlpine: Police must tackle cover-up culture

JOAN says covering up scandals to save skin has no place in the newly formed Police Scotland and it should be the first task of the new chief …

Who does Cameron speak for in the EU talks?

Letters<p>On whose behalf exactly does David Cameron think he is negotiating with the European Union about British membership (Cameron faces deadlock …

Political preview 2016: What to look out for in the year ahead from the EU referendum to the US elections

<b>Early January: Shadow Cabinet reshuffle</b><p>Jeremy Corbyn could sack critics and promote supporters as early as the first week of January. A well executed …

Lack of armed police 'leaves UK regions open to terrorist attack'

<b>'Worrying gaps' in UK's ability to respond after police budget cuts, claims shadow home secretary Andy Burnham</b><p>Daniel Boffey<p>Britain's regional cities …

Putin reveals all in 2016 calendar

Fans of Russian President Vladimir Putin are in for a treat as the Putin 2016 calendar has been released, complete with pictures of the fearless …

Christmas Day Saw 17 Air Strikes On ISIS Targets

On Saturday The Pentagon announced that the United States hit ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day. As part of …

NATO to deploy AWACS planes in Turkey

NATO will place early warning and control aircraft in Turkey as part of its air defense package to the country as war rages in Syria, the German Bild …

EU needs common army, says German finance minister

A Marder armoured infantry vehicle drives past German Bundeswehr armed forces soldiers © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters<p><b>To cope with security challenges at</b> …

Waterside pub in north England partially collapses as river floods

A former pub outside of Manchester partially collapsed Saturday as the river that runs beneath it flooded due to the heavy rain that has been …

Canada's oil industry to gain from US lifting ban on crude oil exports

Debate is now raging over the possible impact of the US lifting the ban on crude oil exports but many experts are seeing prospects of positive gains …

Beijing nuclear expansion leads to buying Canadian uranium

© Aly Song / Reuters<p><b>In a move away from coal towards nuclear energy, China has secured a deal to import uranium from Canada. The deal allows China to</b> …

For the first time, declassified documents reveal United States' nuclear weapons strategy

Every so often, declassified information will make its way into the public realm and shed an incredible amount of light on what the U.S. government …

German business leaders fear nationalism, refugee crisis will destroy EU

BERLIN (Reuters) - German business leaders fear that deep divisions over how to handle the refugee crisis and growing nationalism among member states …

UK set to head western Europe's best-performing economies, report forecasts

The UK is set to become the best performing economy in western Europe next year, and is likely to overtake powerhouses Germany and Japan in the …

Corsica Muslim prayer hall damaged, violence leaves firefighters injured

PARIS (AP) — A crowd vandalized a Muslim prayer room in Corsica a day after an ambush left firefighters injured on the French island.<p>The region's top …

Russia rejects Amnesty charges over Syria raids

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1215000/1215862_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672763_f1e615fb3d48c2c579223e1d95fa4084<p><b>Russia has dismissed as "total lies" a report by Amnesty International accusing it of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria.</b><p>A Defence Ministry spokesman …

Japan hosts international health conference ahead of G-7 summit

Japan hosted an international conference Wednesday on how to build a global system that ensures all people have access to essential medical care …