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Trump Wants South Korea to Pay Up for Protection: Report

  • protection: President Trump is demanding that South Korea pay billions of additional dollars for U.S. protection, according to a report Friday at CNN..
  • collect: At a minimum, it suggests that the U.S. will press harder to collect fees from a staunch ally where it has maintained troops since the Korean War.
  • ally: At a minimum, it suggests that the U.S. will press harder to collect fees from a staunch ally where it has maintained troops since the Korean War.
  • troops: At a minimum, it suggests that the U.S. will press harder to collect fees from a staunch ally where it has maintained troops since the Korean War.
  • relationship: A congressional aide told CNN that the relationship appears to be getting more transactio nal.

Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat

  • crisis: Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat- BBC News.
  • dismiss: Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Clashes between pro-Morales protesters and riot police continued on Friday.
  • riot: Image copyright EPA Image caption Clashes between pro-Morales protesters and riot police continued on Friday.
  • dispute: Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales has told the BBC there are no meaningful charges that could be brought against him over October's disputed election.

Iraq protests: Top Shia cleric gives support to protests

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least 319 people have been killed during six weeks of mass anti-government protests.
  • rampant: Iraq's top Shia cleric has given his support to protests calling for an end to rampant corruption and mass unemployment.
  • corruption: Iraq's top Shia cleric has given his support to protests calling for an end to rampant corruption and mass unemployment.
  • government: Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, 89, said the government was deluded if it believed it could avoid real reform through stalling and delaying tactics.
  • delude: Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, 89, said the government was deluded if it believed it could avoid real reform through stalling and delaying tactics.

North Korea calls Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

  • launch: Seoul (AFP)- North Korea launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a " rabid dog"-- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.
  • visceral: Seoul (AFP)- North Korea launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a " rabid dog"-- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.
  • diatribe: Seoul (AFP)- North Korea launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a " rabid dog"-- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.
  • candidate: Seoul (AFP)- North Korea launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a " rabid dog"-- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.
  • rabid: Seoul (AFP)- North Korea launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a " rabid dog"-- while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump.

Dutch flaunt Brexit booty with EU agency opening

  • shock: It will now be home to more than 700 staff who have had to make the " painful" move to the Netherlands from London along with their families, following Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.
  • course: Of course we are happy with the fact that the EMA is now based in Amsterdam, it's one of the outcomes of the whole Brexit decision," Medical Care and Sport Minister Bruno Bruins told AFP.
  • international: Dutch officials say around 100 international companies have moved to the Netherlands so far because of Brexit while more than 300 others have expressed an interest.
  • express: Dutch officials say around 100 international companies have moved to the Netherlands so far because of Brexit while more than 300 others have expressed an interest.
  • magnet: The EMA building moving to Amsterdam will be kind of a magnet because so many other institutions, so many other companies are willing to work together with the EMA," said Bruins.

Hong Kong: 'I was tear gassed getting my lunch'

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests have raged for months- but now expat workers are looking to leave the financial hub.
  • financial: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests have raged for months- but now expat workers are looking to leave the financial hub.
  • financial: He is describing the moment this week when Hong Kong's protests came to the central financial district, one of the world's biggest commercial hubs.
  • international: Speaking to the BBC under condition of anonymity, directors at some of the biggest international banks and law firms said they are seeing their business in Hong Kong shrink as the protests continue to escalate.
  • firm: Speaking to the BBC under condition of anonymity, directors at some of the biggest international banks and law firms said they are seeing their business in Hong Kong shrink as the protests continue to escalate.

Biden Takes Pride in North Korea’s Insults: Campaign Update

  • announce: Bloomberg has not yet announced whether he will run for president but has taken steps to appear on the Democratic primary ballots in states with early filing deadlines, including Alabama and Arkansas.
  • ballot: Bloomberg has not yet announced whether he will run for president but has taken steps to appear on the Democratic primary ballots in states with early filing deadlines, including Alabama and Arkansas.
  • majority: Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.
  • parent: Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.
  • candidate: Ten candidates have qualified for the fifth Democratic debate, on Nov. 20 in Atlanta: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Cory Booker and Tom Steyer.

Flooded Venice battles new tidal surge

  • flood: Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 154cm ( 5ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing Italy millions of euros.
  • resident: Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 154cm (5ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing Italy millions of euros.
  • respite: Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 154cm (5ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing Italy millions of euros.
  • crisis: Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 154cm (5ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing Italy millions of euros.
  • magnet: World-famous St Mark's Square, a magnet for tourists, has been closed, and schools are shut for a third day.

Roger Stone: Trump ally convicted of lying to Congress

  • ally: Roger Stone: Trump ally convicted of lying to Congress- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roger Stone arriving at court with his wife Nydia to learn his fate.
  • obstruction: US President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone has been convicted on seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.
  • witness: US President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone has been convicted on seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.
  • publish: The court heard he lied about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Envoy 'intimidated' by tweets during testimony

  • ambassador: US President Donald Trump has attacked the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, on Tw itter, in the middle of her testimony to the impeachment inquiry.
  • argue: Mr Trump later hit back, arguing his tweets were not intimidating" at all ".
  • intimidate: Mr Trump later hit back, arguing his tweets were not intimidating" at all ".
  • evidence: While giving her evidence, Ms Yovanovitch was alerted to the president's criticism by hearing chairman Adam Schiff.
  • chairman: While giving her evidence, Ms Yovanovitch was alerted to the president's criticism by hearing chairman Adam Schiff.

France to host Putin, Zelensky in bid to end Ukraine conflict

  • conflict: France to host Putin, Zelensky in bid to end Ukraine conflict.
  • counterpart: Paris (AFP)- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris on December 9 for their first face-to-face encounter, seeking to end the half-decade conflict in Ukraine, the French presidency said Friday.
  • conflict: Paris (AFP)- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris on December 9 for their first face-to-face encounter, seeking to end the half-decade conflict in Ukraine, the French presidency said Friday.
  • resolve: The leaders will join French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the four-way summit aimed at resolving the conflict in the east of Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have declared breakaway regions, the Elysee Palace said.
  • conflict: The leaders will join French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the four-way summit aimed at resolving the conflict in the east of Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have declared breakaway regions, the Elysee Palace said.

The White House Motto: Watch Your Back

  • security: John Bolton, the former national security adviser, appears to be spoiling for a fight.
  • blame: Mulvaney also faces danger from House Republicans looking for someone to blame other than Trump for the Ukraine mess.
  • contemplate: Giuliani is contemplating starting an impeachment-themed pod cast, which should terrify everyone concerned.
  • terrify: Giuliani is contemplating starting an impeachment-themed pod cast, which should terrify everyone concerned.
  • inspector: The president, meanwhile, is said to want to fire not only Mulvaney but also the inspector general of the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, who alerted Congress to the whistleblower complaint, kicking off the impeachment inquiry.

'One in a million' three antler-deer spotted in US

  • caption: Image copyright Steve Lindberg Image caption The deer was spotted in Michigan.
  • retire: When retired US legislator Steve Lindberg stepped out of his front door with his camera on Monday, he was hoping to snap some wildlife for his Facebook page.
  • legislator: When retired US legislator Steve Lindberg stepped out of his front door with his camera on Monday, he was hoping to snap some wildlife for his Facebook page.
  • camera: When retired US legislator Steve Lindberg stepped out of his front door with his camera on Monday, he was hoping to snap some wildlife for his Facebook page.
  • species: He wasn't too optimistic due to the winter weather driving many species towards warmer temperatures, so he was pleased when he spotted a river otter eating a fish on the ice.

German Citizens Reportedly Detained by Police: Hong Kong Update

  • confirm: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung outlined the plans hours after city officials confirmed that Hong Kong was heading toward its first annual recession in a decade.
  • annual: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung outlined the plans hours after city officials confirmed that Hong Kong was heading toward its first annual recession in a decade.
  • recession: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung outlined the plans hours after city officials confirmed that Hong Kong was heading toward its first annual recession in a decade.
  • anew: The protests, which have raged for more than five months, flared anew last week after the death of a student who fell near a police operation to clear a demonstration.
  • foreign: Police in Hong Kong said two foreign men were detained during a demonstration in Tuen Mun, according to Reuters.

UN renews C.Africa peacekeeping mission

  • personnel: The decision comes two months after four UN personnel died when a Russian-made helicopter crashed during an operation against the 3R militia, one of several armed groups in the country.
  • crash: The decision comes two months after four UN personnel died when a Russian-made helicopter crashed during an operation against the 3R militia, one of several armed groups in the country.
  • militia: The decision comes two months after four UN personnel died when a Russian-made helicopter crashed during an operation against the 3R militia, one of several armed groups in the country.
  • troops: The mission-- known by the acronym MINUSCA-- authorizes the presence of 11,650 troops and 2,080 police in CAR in order to protect civilians and foster stability.
  • civilian: The mission-- known by the acronym MINUSCA-- authorizes the presence of 11,650 troops and 2,080 police in CAR in order to protect civilians and foster stability.

Yovanovitch delivers powerful riposte to Trump as he smears her – again

  • straight: She sat ramrod straight with hands folded, soft- voiced yet resolute, vulnerable yet steely.
  • vulnerable: She sat ramrod straight with hands folded, soft- voiced yet resolute, vulnerable yet steely.
  • irate: At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, he was irate, impulsive and menacing as always.
  • impulsive: At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, he was irate, impulsive and menacing as always.
  • immigrant: Marie Yovanovitch, an immigrant and a career diplomat, delivered on Friday the profound riposte to Donald Trump that many in America had been hoping for from an impeachment inquiry that could lead to his removal from office.

Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

  • attend: Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote.
  • dominate: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 election that has been dominated by Brexit-- a hugely divisive plan for which Trump has voiced strong support.
  • divisive: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 election that has been dominated by Brexit-- a hugely divisive plan for which Trump has voiced strong support.
  • campaign: The president, who backs a " no deal" Brexit, has already roiled the election campaign by suggesting last month that the terms of Johnson's current EU divorce deal mean London could struggle to continue to trade with the US..
  • struggle: The president, who backs a " no deal" Brexit, has already roiled the election campaign by suggesting last month that the terms of Johnson's current EU divorce deal mean London could struggle to continue to trade with the US..

Corbyn Energizes Labour, Scares Markets With Free Broadband Plan

  • rural: Lack of broadband coverage, particularly in rural areas, is a popular complaint and the U.K. lags far behind economic rivals including South Korea, Japan and Spain.
  • taxation: Technology companies often book their U.K. sales through countries such as Ireland or the Netherlands, making taxation based on sales difficult to enf o rce.
  • avoid: Companies could take jobs to other countries to avoid the U.K. tax, analysts said.
  • analyst: Companies could take jobs to other countries to avoid the U.K. tax, analysts said.
  • campaign: Still, Corbyn is unlikely to lose much sleep over the criticism at this stage of the campaign.

Spy swap: Five freed in Russia-Lithuania-Norway exchange

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frode Berg, sentenced to 14 years in prison, had admitted working with Norwegian intelligence.
  • sentence: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frode Berg, sentenced to 14 years in prison, had admitted working with Norwegian intelligence.
  • prison: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frode Berg, sentenced to 14 years in prison, had admitted working with Norwegian intelligence.
  • intelligence: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Frode Berg, sentenced to 14 years in prison, had admitted working with Norwegian intelligence.
  • spy: Russia has taken part in a carefully co-ordinated spy swap with Norway and Lithuania, in a deal that required the Lithuanians to change their laws.

Labour’s BT Nationalization Plan May Be Easier With Hard Brexit

  • aid: EU state aid rules aim to stop European governments subsidizing a company at the expense of rivals across the bloc.
  • government: EU state aid rules aim to stop European governments subsidizing a company at the expense of rivals across the bloc.
  • expense: EU state aid rules aim to stop European governments subsidizing a company at the expense of rivals across the bloc.
  • firm: They prevent states propping up failing firms, paying too much for a troubled company or avoiding taxes or charges that others have to pay.
  • avoid: They prevent states propping up failing firms, paying too much for a troubled company or avoiding taxes or charges that others have to pay.

Chicago gang leader accused of trying to help Islamic State

  • comprise: AHK, which prosecutors say traffics drugs throughout the Chicago area, is comprised of former members of the Black P-Stone, Gangster Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers who converted to Islam, the court filings say.
  • territory: Brown also talked about traveling to territory controlled by the Islamic State group, the filings allege.
  • allege: Brown also talked about traveling to territory controlled by the Islamic State group, the filings allege.
  • arrest: Arrested on Thursday, Brown is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
  • material: Arrested on Thursday, Brown is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

  • condemn: China has condemned what it called an " appalling attack" by protesters on Hong Kong's justice secretary in London on Thursday evening.
  • appalling: China has condemned what it called an " appalling attack" by protesters on Hong Kong's justice secretary in London on Thursday evening.
  • secretary: China has condemned what it called an " appalling attack" by protesters on Hong Kong's justice secretary in London on Thursday evening.
  • treat: Teresa Cheng fell and was treated for an arm injury in hospital after being jostled by about 30 supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.
  • chaos: Chinese official Geng Shuang said some in the UK" supported violent acts... to create chaos" in its former colony.

Lebanon’s Divide Flares Anew With Tycoon’s Pick for Premier

  • snub: Snubbing the proposal, three former prime ministers-- Tammam Salam, Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora-- issued a joint statement on Friday, saying that given the current situation, they had insisted on reappointing Hariri and called on political parties to support his nomination instead.
  • prime: Snubbing the proposal, three former prime ministers-- Tammam Salam, Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora-- issued a joint statement on Friday, saying that given the current situation, they had insisted on reappointing Hariri and called on political parties to support his nomination instead.
  • issue: Snubbing the proposal, three former prime ministers-- Tammam Salam, Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora-- issued a joint statement on Friday, saying that given the current situation, they had insisted on reappointing Hariri and called on political parties to support his nomination instead.
  • situation: Snubbing the proposal, three former prime ministers-- Tammam Salam, Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora-- issued a joint statement on Friday, saying that given the current situation, they had insisted on reappointing Hariri and called on political parties to support his nomination instead.
  • nomination: Snubbing the proposal, three former prime ministers-- Tammam Salam, Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora-- issued a joint statement on Friday, saying that given the current situation, they had insisted on reappointing Hariri and called on political parties to support his nomination instead.

UPDATE 1-Claiming to be UK's new 'party of business' UK Lib Dems enter election spending...

  • mantle: LEEDS, England, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's " party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals ' plans for the economy as unrealistic and undeliverable.
  • fiscal: LEEDS, England, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's " party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals ' plans for the economy as unrealistic and undeliverable.
  • dismiss: LEEDS, England, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats claimed the mantle of Britain's " party of business" on Friday, setting out their proposed fiscal rules while dismissing rivals ' plans for the economy as unrealistic and undeliverable.
  • campaign: Much of the early stages of the campaign to win a Dec. 12 election, and with it the right to take the country's next step on Brexit, have focused on spending plans for the world's fifth largest economy.
  • austerity: The two main parties, Boris Johnson's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour, have been promising large investment in infrastructure and public services, marking a clear shift towards more borrowing after nearly a decade of austerity.

Macron to Host Meeting on Ukraine, Citing ‘Major Progress’

  • commitment: Macron, who will be meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Paris, said there will be a renewed commitment progress.
  • conflict: Talks to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed fighters produced the first major breakthrough this month since a stalled 2015 peace accord.
  • government: Talks to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed fighters produced the first major breakthrough this month since a stalled 2015 peace accord.
  • major: Talks to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed fighters produced the first major breakthrough this month since a stalled 2015 peace accord.

North Korean news agency calls Biden a 'rabid dog' after campaign ad implies Kim Jong Un'...

  • rabid: North Korean news agency calls Biden a 'rabid dog ' after campaign ad implies Kim Jong Un's a 'tyrant'.
  • campaign: North Korean news agency calls Biden a 'rabid dog ' after campaign ad implies Kim Jong Un's a 'tyrant'.
  • rabid: North Korean news agency calls Biden a 'rabid dog ' after campaign ad implies Kim Jong Un's a 'tyrant' originally appeared on abc news.go.com
  • campaign: North Korean news agency calls Biden a 'rabid dog ' after campaign ad implies Kim Jong Un's a 'tyrant' originally appeared on abc news.go.com
  • campaign: After a campaign ad for Former Vice President Joe Biden implied Kim Jong Un was a " tyrant," North Korean state media responded on Thursday by blasting the 2020 Democratic candidate.

Donald Trump to meet Queen at Buckingham Palace ahead of general election

  • commitment: The US President and the First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Britain for a three-day visit from Dec 2 to Dec 4 and will meet Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace which will tie into their Nato commitments.
  • guarantee: In a statement from the White House, a spokesman said: " Seventy years after its founding, NATO remains the most successful Alliance in history, guaranteeing the security, prosperity, and freedom of its members.
  • security: In a statement from the White House, a spokesman said: " Seventy years after its founding, NATO remains the most successful Alliance in history, guaranteeing the security, prosperity, and freedom of its members.
  • emphasize: The President will also emphasize the need for the NATO Alliance to ensure its readiness for the threats of tomorrow, including those emanating from cyberspace, those affecting our critical infrastructure and telecommunications networks, and those posed by terrorism.
  • tomorrow: The President will also emphasize the need for the NATO Alliance to ensure its readiness for the threats of tomorrow, including those emanating from cyberspace, those affecting our critical infrastructure and telecommunications networks, and those posed by terrorism.

North Korea Masters Sanctions Evasion as Kim’s Deadline Nears

  • generate: Bloomberg)-- North Korea is poking holes through a global web of sanctions and generating enough cash to keep its nuclear weapons program moving along as a year-end deadline Kim Jong Un set to reach a deal with the U.S. approaches-- with little progress in sight.
  • nuclear: Bloomberg)-- North Korea is poking holes through a global web of sanctions and generating enough cash to keep its nuclear weapons program moving along as a year-end deadline Kim Jong Un set to reach a deal with the U.S. approaches-- with little progress in sight.
  • weapon: Bloomberg)-- North Korea is poking holes through a global web of sanctions and generating enough cash to keep its nuclear weapons program moving along as a year-end deadline Kim Jong Un set to reach a deal with the U.S. approaches-- with little progress in sight.
  • program: Bloomberg)-- North Korea is poking holes through a global web of sanctions and generating enough cash to keep its nuclear weapons program moving along as a year-end deadline Kim Jong Un set to reach a deal with the U.S. approaches-- with little progress in sight.
  • possible: Trump could be hard-pressed to secure progress on North Korea while facing a possible impeachment trial and running for re-election.

Former top diplomat to Russia suggests 'Putin has the transcript' of Trump's Ukraine cal...

  • diplomat: Former top diplomat to Russia suggests 'Putin has the transcript' of Trump's Ukraine call.
  • transcript: Former top diplomat to Russia suggests 'Putin has the transcript' of Trump's Ukraine call.
  • restaurant: Mr Sondland apparently took the call in a restaurant while dining with other US diplomatic staff.
  • diplomatic: Mr Sondland apparently took the call in a restaurant while dining with other US diplomatic staff.
  • investigator: Mr Taylor said during his testimony before House investigators on Wednesday that one of his staff members who was in the restaurant with Mr Sondland overheard Mr Trump on the other end of the line.

Judge: US-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

  • appeal: Lawyers for the family of the woman said Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling.
  • diplomat: Hoda Muthana was born in New Jersey in October 1994 to a diplomat from Yemen and grew up in Alabama.
  • government: While she was overseas the government determined she was not a U.S. citizen because her father was a diplomat at the time of her birth and revoked her passport.
  • diplomat: While she was overseas the government determined she was not a U.S. citizen because her father was a diplomat at the time of her birth and revoked her passport.
  • revoke: While she was overseas the government determined she was not a U.S. citizen because her father was a diplomat at the time of her birth and revoked her passport.

The Latest: Iraq: 2 more protesters killed in Baghdad

  • security: Iraqi security and medical officials say two protesters have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in ongoing confrontations with security forces in a central Baghdad square.
  • confrontation: Iraqi security and medical officials say two protesters have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in ongoing confrontations with security forces in a central Baghdad square.
  • security: Iraqi security and medical officials say two protesters have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in ongoing confrontations with security forces in a central Baghdad square.
  • ammunition: The officials say the protesters were killed when police fired live ammunition and tear gas at hundreds of protesters who removed concrete barriers and streamed into the Khilani Square, which has been at the center of clashes for the past days.
  • remove: The officials say the protesters were killed when police fired live ammunition and tear gas at hundreds of protesters who removed concrete barriers and streamed into the Khilani Square, which has been at the center of clashes for the past days.

Trump Boasted About ‘Great’ Ukrainians at Miss Universe Pageant on First Zelensky Call

  • information: Trump had conspicuously previewed the move multiple times, boasting of his alleged transparency and supposedly exculpatory new information.
  • memorable: The one memorable part of the transcript comes after Zelensky invites Trump to attend his inauguration ceremony.
  • transcript: The one memorable part of the transcript comes after Zelensky invites Trump to attend his inauguration ceremony.
  • invite: The one memorable part of the transcript comes after Zelensky invites Trump to attend his inauguration ceremony.
  • attend: The one memorable part of the transcript comes after Zelensky invites Trump to attend his inauguration ceremony.

Huawei Could Face Outright 5G Network Ban by Merkel's Own Party

  • motion: The demand is part of a motion signed by 500 of her fellow Christian Democrats to be presented at the party conference next week, according to a copy obtained by Bloomberg News.
  • conference: The demand is part of a motion signed by 500 of her fellow Christian Democrats to be presented at the party conference next week, according to a copy obtained by Bloomberg News.
  • obtain: The demand is part of a motion signed by 500 of her fellow Christian Democrats to be presented at the party conference next week, according to a copy obtained by Bloomberg News.
  • oppose: CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, like Merkel, opposes an outright ban of Huawei, and an approval of the motion by a majority of the 1,000 delegates would be seen as a vote against them.
  • ban: CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, like Merkel, opposes an outright ban of Huawei, and an approval of the motion by a majority of the 1,000 delegates would be seen as a vote against them.

Iran moves on ultra-cheap petrol, starts rationing

  • pump: Tehran (AFP)- Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit.
  • budget: Tehran (AFP)- Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit.
  • deficit: Tehran (AFP)- Iran imposed petrol rationing and raised pump prices by at least 50 percent Friday, saying the move aims to help the needy with cash handouts and is not due to a budget deficit.
  • pump: The Islamic republic provides some of the most heavily subsidised petrol in the world, with the pump price previously standing at just 10,000 rials ( less than nine US cents) a litre.
  • cabinet: Increasing petrol prices is to the people's benefit and also to help the society's strata under (economic) pressur e," President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting, quoted by state news agency IRNA.

US, India And Other Major Trade Partners Demand Compensation For Brexit-Related Trade Loss

  • major: At the World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva, major economic powers like the U.S., India and Brazil that trade with the U.K. have raised concerns on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, as their commercial losses mount over the extension of the divorce deadline.
  • surround: At the World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva, major economic powers like the U.S., India and Brazil that trade with the U.K. have raised concerns on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, as their commercial losses mount over the extension of the divorce deadline.
  • extension: At the World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva, major economic powers like the U.S., India and Brazil that trade with the U.K. have raised concerns on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, as their commercial losses mount over the extension of the divorce deadline.
  • complication: While the spotlight on Brexit has largely revolved around trade complications that will arise between the U.K. and the European Union ( EU), seldom have the disruptions that this decision causes to countries trading with these two economic powerhouses been discussed.
  • discuss: While the spotlight on Brexit has largely revolved around trade complications that will arise between the U.K. and the European Union (EU), seldom have the disruptions that this decision causes to countries trading with these two economic powerhouses been discussed.

Boris goes head-to-head with Buckethead and Binface in UK vote

  • majority: London (AFP)- When Britain goes to the polls on December 12, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see if he can secure a parliamentary majority to help push through his Brexit deal.
  • prime: Lord Buckethead-- who bills himself as " mankind's greatest hope for survival " and" a low-budget Darth Vader with a heart"-- is a familiar figure on the British political scene, having stood against prime ministers since 1987.
  • constituency: In 2017, he came seventh in the constituency of former PM Theresa May and gained worlwide fans when he celebrated his 249 votes by " dabbing" on stage.
  • celebrate: In 2017, he came seventh in the constituency of former PM Theresa May and gained worlwide fans when he celebrated his 249 votes by " dabbing" on stage.
  • candidate: The official candidate list for the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, published on Thursday, has Binface as an independent and Buckethead representing the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

Germany Sticks to Debt-Free Budget

  • legislature: The bill will go to the floor of the legislature in the week starting Nov. 25.
  • reject: The country has determinedly rejected calls to boost spending even though negative interest rates provide an incentive to raise debt.
  • negative: The country has determinedly rejected calls to boost spending even though negative interest rates provide an incentive to raise debt.
  • incentive: The country has determinedly rejected calls to boost spending even though negative interest rates provide an incentive to raise debt.
  • debt: The country has determinedly rejected calls to boost spending even though negative interest rates provide an incentive to raise debt.

Fuel rations, price hike hit Iranians amid plunging economy

  • pump: Across the capital, Tehran, long lines of cars waited for hours at pumping stations following the changes in energy policy, which state media announced around midnight without any prior warning to the public.
  • policy: Across the capital, Tehran, long lines of cars waited for hours at pumping stations following the changes in energy policy, which state media announced around midnight without any prior warning to the public.
  • announce: Across the capital, Tehran, long lines of cars waited for hours at pumping stations following the changes in energy policy, which state media announced around midnight without any prior warning to the public.
  • deploy: In several locations, Iranian police were seen deployed near gas stations.
  • shock: Speaking with The Associated Press at a gas station in downtown Tehran, several people said they were shocked to discover the price rise after going to refuel their cars.

Chile protests: Government bows to demands for referendum

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters are calling for social reforms and a change to the constitution.
  • reform: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters are calling for social reforms and a change to the constitution.
  • constitution: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters are calling for social reforms and a change to the constitution.
  • announce: Chile has announced it will hold a referendum on the country's constitution following weeks of anti-government protests.
  • constitution: Chile has announced it will hold a referendum on the country's constitution following weeks of anti-government protests.

UPDATE 1-German parliament approves climate protection law

  • parliament: BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • approve: BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • major: BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • climate: BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • protection: BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters)- The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Airbus Chief Pledges to Stay in U.K. If Brexit Deal Goes Through

  • government: The Toulouse, France-based company has been approached by at least seven governments looking to poach future wing work, people familiar with the matter said last year.
  • remove: The current withdrawal agreement, which could see Britain leave the EU on Jan. 31 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins a Dec. 12 election, would remove that hur dle, he said, while cautioning that the shaping of a future trade relationship to follow transitional arrangements remains a challenge for negotiators.
  • relationship: The current withdrawal agreement, which could see Britain leave the EU on Jan. 31 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins a Dec. 12 election, would remove that hur dle, he said, while cautioning that the shaping of a future trade relationship to follow transitional arrangements remains a challenge for negotiators.
  • arrangement: The current withdrawal agreement, which could see Britain leave the EU on Jan. 31 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins a Dec. 12 election, would remove that hur dle, he said, while cautioning that the shaping of a future trade relationship to follow transitional arrangements remains a challenge for negotiators.

Ukraine’s Anti-Russia Azov Battalion: ‘Minutemen’ or Neo-Nazi Terrorists?

  • volunteer: They formed volunteer battalions of citizens, including technology professionals and medics.
  • battalion: They formed volunteer battalions of citizens, including technology professionals and medics.
  • avow: Some of its members are neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and avowed anti-Semites.
  • massacre: The letter notes that the man who carried out the mosque massacres in New Zealand last March, killing at least 50 worshippers, claimed he trained with the Azov.
  • target: His livestreamed slaughter then inspired murderers in the United States who targeted a synagogue in Poway, California, and Hispanic shoppers in El Paso, Texas.

10 things you need to know today: November 15, 2019

  • witness: The first two witnesses gave " devastating" public testimony in the House's impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, providing " evidence of bribery" and abuse of power by President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ( D-C alif.
  • evidence: The first two witnesses gave " devastating" public testimony in the House's impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, providing " evidence of bribery" and abuse of power by President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ( D-C alif.
  • abuse: The first two witnesses gave " devastating" public testimony in the House's impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, providing " evidence of bribery" and abuse of power by President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ( D-C alif.
  • aid: The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections," she said, referring to how Trump seemingly conditioned Ukraine aid on an investigation targeting Democrats.
  • target: The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections," she said, referring to how Trump seemingly conditioned Ukraine aid on an investigation targeting Democrats.

‘Everyone Is Angry’: Police Aggression Fuels Hong Kong Protests

  • demonstrator: Bloomberg)-- A traffic cop rode his motorcycle into a crowd of demonstrators.
  • allege: This week saw a litany of alleged police abuses quickly go viral on social media.
  • abuse: This week saw a litany of alleged police abuses quickly go viral on social media.
  • incident: The incidents contributed to anger that sparked a week of unprecedented chaos in Hong Kong, where the lack of accountability for police abuses has become a key reason many protesters are hitting the streets.
  • anger: The incidents contributed to anger that sparked a week of unprecedented chaos in Hong Kong, where the lack of accountability for police abuses has become a key reason many protesters are hitting the streets.

U.S. Warns Against Russia’s Growing Role in Libya War

  • signal: The warning is the strongest to come from the U.S. since Haftar marched on the capital in April, signaling growing concern over the deployment of Russian mercenaries to the North African oil-exporter.
  • government: It comes days after Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, who heads the UN-backed government, called on the U.S. to help.
  • projection: A private army linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been fighting on the front lines of the Libyan war for nearly three months, the latest projection of Russian power following a decisive military intervention on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
  • decisive: A private army linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been fighting on the front lines of the Libyan war for nearly three months, the latest projection of Russian power following a decisive military intervention on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
  • troops: Their numbers have since risen to more than 1,400 troops involved in direct fighting and manning artillery, according to three Western officials.

Living in the Year of Unforeseen Consequences

  • witness: Europe just witnessed two low-key political developments that may have far-reaching consequences.
  • development: Europe just witnessed two low-key political developments that may have far-reaching consequences.
  • candidate: Despite Brexit, the U.K. is obliged to put up a candidate, and its failure to do so seemed to catch the bloc off guard.
  • guard: Despite Brexit, the U.K. is obliged to put up a candidate, and its failure to do so seemed to catch the bloc off guard.
  • delay: The standoff might delay the new EU commission from taking office Dec. 1 and risks further stoking tensions.

South African police disperse refugees protesting attacks

  • arrest: The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police arrested and dispersed hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. agency's office in Cape Town.
  • disperse: The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police arrested and dispersed hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. agency's office in Cape Town.
  • refugee: The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police arrested and dispersed hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. agency's office in Cape Town.
  • camp: The police action in the capital, Pretoria, followed one last month in which police arrested and dispersed hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. agency's office in Cape Town.
  • protection: A U.N. statement said they want protection and relocation to a safer country.

American IS suspect repatriated from Turkish-Greek border

  • suspect: Two German IS suspects were also removed from Turkey on Friday, the minister added.
  • remove: Two German IS suspects were also removed from Turkey on Friday, the minister added.
  • suspect: He did not specify where in the U.S. the American suspect had been sent or the destinations of the other two suspects.
  • destination: He did not specify where in the U.S. the American suspect had been sent or the destinations of the other two suspects.
  • suspect: He did not specify where in the U.S. the American suspect had been sent or the destinations of the other two suspects.

Protesters Gather in Central for Fifth Day: Hong Kong Update

  • government: Earlier, a 70-year-old government contract worker who was struck during a brick-hurling fight between protesters and their opponents died of his injuries.
  • opponent: Earlier, a 70-year-old government contract worker who was struck during a brick-hurling fight between protesters and their opponents died of his injuries.
  • secretary: The chief secretary will be joined by Civil Service Secretary Joshua Law, Transport Secretary Frank Chan, Education Secretary Kevin Yeung and Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Secretary Patrick Nip.
  • suspend: Service between Fo Tan and Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau on the East Rail Line are suspended due to vandalism, railway operator the MTR Corp. said Friday.
  • operator: Service between Fo Tan and Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau on the East Rail Line are suspended due to vandalism, railway operator the MTR Corp. said Friday.

US senators urge passage of Hong Kong democracy bill as violence in city rises

  • urge: US senators urge passage of Hong Kong democracy bill as violence in city rises.
  • passage: US senators urge passage of Hong Kong democracy bill as violence in city rises.
  • democracy: US senators urge passage of Hong Kong democracy bill as violence in city rises.
  • violence: US senators urge passage of Hong Kong democracy bill as violence in city rises.
  • chairman: US Senator Marco Rubio and Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, initiated a " hotline" process for the Senate to pass their Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Thursday.