Middle East | Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate yesterday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist

Offbeat | Not into bingo, 84-year-old Texas woman gets college degree

After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her. Fein, now

This Day in History | 1997 – Dawn of Scottish parliament

A bill giving Scotland its own parliament for the first time in three centuries has been unveiled in Glasgow today. Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar revealed his

Football | Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo

TORINO 0, JUVENTUS, 1 Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.

Football – Champions League | Three English teams face German opposition in last 16

One of the fiercest international rivalries in soccer will play out three times in the last 16 of the Champions League when a trio English teams

Rugby | Michael Cheika to stay as Wallabies coach through World Cup

Rugby Australia has confirmed Michael Cheika will lead Australia to next year’s World Cup but from now on will work under the supervision of Scott Johnson, who

World briefs

CHINA The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing

The Buzz | Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again,

World Views | May’s delaying tactics are making Brexit worse

It’s unclear what U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May hoped to get from leaders of the European Union at their recent summit. As things turned out, she got less

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – edition no. 3194

* MGTO confirms | Goodridge for film festival hat trick * Sou accuses Chui of failing reform pledge * Young dissatisfied with housing plan for 2019 * Filipina gray crowned miss universe   DOWNLOAD

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