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Trump impeachment to go ahead - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • proceed: Today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," the top elected Democrat said.
  • conference: The California congresswoman told Thursday morning's news conference: " The facts are uncontested.
  • abuse: The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival.
  • expense: The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival.
  • security: The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival.

UPDATE 1-N.Korea revives 'dotard' label in warning to Trump over 'Rocket Man' remark...

  • warn: UPDATE 1- N.Korea revives'dotard ' label in warning to Trump over 'Rocket Man' remarks.
  • provoke: SE OUL, Dec 5 (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on military force and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, would represent " a very dangerous challeng e " if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang, a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday.
  • diplomat: SE OUL, Dec 5 (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on military force and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, would represent " a very dangerous challeng e " if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang, a top North Korean diplomat said on Thursday.
  • threaten: Trump's comments threaten to return the two countries to the tensions of two years ago, Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs for North Korea, said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.
  • nuclear: Since then Trump and Kim have met three times, but negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal have stalled amid disagreements and rising tensions.

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste

  • edible: Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste- BBC News.
  • waste: Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Air New Zealand Image caption Air New Zealand says the vanilla-flavoured coffee cups are " leak-proof".
  • edible: New Zealand's national airline says it is trialling edible coffee cups in a bid to reduce the amount of waste on board its planes.
  • waste: New Zealand's national airline says it is trialling edible coffee cups in a bid to reduce the amount of waste on board its planes.

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

  • development: The development comes as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.
  • resumption: The development comes as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.
  • nuclear: The development comes as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.
  • diplomacy: The development comes as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.
  • provoke: She said North Korea will respond with its own harsh language if Trump again uses similar phrases and shows that he is intentionally provoking North Korea.

Iran developing nuclear-capable missiles, European powers warn UN

  • missile: Iran developing nuclear-capable missiles, European powers warn UN- BBC News.
  • warn: Iran developing nuclear-capable missiles, European powers warn UN- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Iranian forces put a Shahab-3 missile on display in Tehran during Defence Week in September.
  • missile: Image copyright AFP Image caption Iranian forces put a Shahab-3 missile on display in Tehran during Defence Week in September.
  • warn: Three European powers have warned the UN that Iran is developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in violation of a Security Council resolution.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition For 1.5⁰C

  • temperature: The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius ( 2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N. to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
  • avoid: The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N. to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
  • climate: The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N. to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
  • partner: Work with supply chain partners to adopt similarly ambitious climate goals.
  • ambitious: Work with supply chain partners to adopt similarly ambitious climate goals.

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

  • foment: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as " martyrs" with their families compensated.
  • treat: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as " martyrs" with their families compensated.
  • compensate: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as " martyrs" with their families compensated.
  • significant: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision marked a significant softening of position by the Iranian authorities towards those killed during the protests that erupted on November 15 following a surprise hike in fuel prices.
  • position: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision marked a significant softening of position by the Iranian authorities towards those killed during the protests that erupted on November 15 following a surprise hike in fuel prices.

Climate Change and Its Effects Are Accelerating, Scientists Say

  • accelerate: Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season.
  • climate: Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season.
  • disaster: Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season.
  • warm: Seas are warming and rising faster, putting more cities at risk of tidal flooding or worse.
  • risk: Seas are warming and rising faster, putting more cities at risk of tidal flooding or worse.

Migrant children's centre in Madrid 'targeted in grenade attack'

  • target: Migrant children's centre in Madrid 'targeted in grenade attack'- BBC News.
  • target: Migrant children's centre in Madrid 'targeted in grenade attack'.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are investigating the throwing of a grenade into the courtyard of a Madrid migrant centre, pictured here.
  • investigate: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are investigating the throwing of a grenade into the courtyard of a Madrid migrant centre, pictured here.
  • expert: The centre was evacuated while experts carried out a controlled explosion.

Unnao: India woman set on fire on her way to rape case hearing

  • rape: Unna o: India woman set on fire on her way to rape case hearing- BBC News.
  • rape: Unna o: India woman set on fire on her way to rape case hearing.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sexual violence against women have been a focus in India in recent years.
  • violence: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sexual violence against women have been a focus in India in recent years.
  • allege: A 23-year-old alleged rape victim is fighting for her life after she was set on fire while going to court in northern India.

Johnson Lays Out First 100 Days, Including Brexit: U.K. Votes

  • prime: The prime minister said a budget and delivering Brexit by Jan. 31 are his priorities.
  • budget: The prime minister said a budget and delivering Brexit by Jan. 31 are his priorities.
  • remove: The other MEPs are Lance Forman, Lucy Harris and John Long worth, the former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce who had the Brexit Party whip removed on Wednesday.
  • parliament: Labour Treasury spokesman John McDonnell said, in the event of a hung parliament, his party would try to govern without a formal arrangement with other parties.
  • govern: Labour Treasury spokesman John McDonnell said, in the event of a hung parliament, his party would try to govern without a formal arrangement with other parties.

Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft case

  • indict: Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft case.
  • firm: Shimron represented the German firm involved and was suspected of using his influence over the prime minister in return for a hefty cut of the deal.
  • involve: Shimron represented the German firm involved and was suspected of using his influence over the prime minister in return for a hefty cut of the deal.
  • suspect: Shimron represented the German firm involved and was suspected of using his influence over the prime minister in return for a hefty cut of the deal.
  • influence: Shimron represented the German firm involved and was suspected of using his influence over the prime minister in return for a hefty cut of the deal.

Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles against Trump

  • democracy: O ur democracy is what is at stak e," Pelosi said.
  • investigate: At the heart of the impeachment probe is a July call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump pressed the leader to investigate Democrats and political rival Joe Biden as Trump was withholding aid to the country.
  • aid: At the heart of the impeachment probe is a July call with the president of Ukraine, in which Trump pressed the leader to investigate Democrats and political rival Joe Biden as Trump was withholding aid to the country.
  • democracy: O ur democracy is what is at stak e," Pelosi said in her solemn announcement.
  • solemn: O ur democracy is what is at stak e," Pelosi said in her solemn announcement.

South Korea intelligence officers accused of raping defector from North

  • intelligence: South Korea intelligence officers accused of raping defector from North- BBC News.
  • accuse: South Korea intelligence officers accused of raping defector from North- BBC News.
  • intelligence: Two South Korean intelligence officials have been accused of raping a North Korean defector, with one said to have abused her dozens of times.
  • accuse: Two South Korean intelligence officials have been accused of raping a North Korean defector, with one said to have abused her dozens of times.
  • abuse: Two South Korean intelligence officials have been accused of raping a North Korean defector, with one said to have abused her dozens of times.

German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands

  • caption: Image copyright The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust Image caption SMS Scharnhorst was named after the chief of the Prussian general staff during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • wreck: The wreck of a World War One German armoured cruiser has been located off the Falkland Islands, where it was sunk by the British navy 105 years ago.
  • navy: The wreck of a World War One German armoured cruiser has been located off the Falkland Islands, where it was sunk by the British navy 105 years ago.
  • wreckage: The leader of the search for the wreckage said the moment of discovery was " extraordinary".
  • extraordinary: The leader of the search for the wreckage said the moment of discovery was " extraordinary".

Hogan Starts EU Trade Job Facing Big Battles With Trump

  • reputation: Phil Hogan has the reputation of being a behind-the-scenes power broker.
  • halt: Hogan, 59, was a keen player before a hand injury halted his career in his early twenties.
  • career: Hogan, 59, was a keen player before a hand injury halted his career in his early twenties.
  • comprehensive: The EU also has plans for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand (negotiations on comprehensive accords including agriculture got underway last year).
  • further: Further back in the pipeline are deals sought with India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

10 things you need to know today: December 5, 2019

  • legal: Three legal experts told the panel that President Trump's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals amounted to a clearly impeachable abuse of power.
  • expert: Three legal experts told the panel that President Trump's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals amounted to a clearly impeachable abuse of power.
  • investigate: Three legal experts told the panel that President Trump's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals amounted to a clearly impeachable abuse of power.
  • abuse: Three legal experts told the panel that President Trump's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals amounted to a clearly impeachable abuse of power.
  • professor: If what we're talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable," said Michael Gerhardt, a professor at the University of North Carolina.

Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

  • dissent: Dissent continues as Iranian authorities separately said Thursday they broke up a plot to cause a gas explosion at a student dormitory at a Tehran university.
  • plot: Dissent continues as Iranian authorities separately said Thursday they broke up a plot to cause a gas explosion at a student dormitory at a Tehran university.
  • explosion: Dissent continues as Iranian authorities separately said Thursday they broke up a plot to cause a gas explosion at a student dormitory at a Tehran university.
  • publish: Alinejad, who recently published an autobiography, fled the country after the disputed 2009 presidential election and crackdown.
  • autobiography: Alinejad, who recently published an autobiography, fled the country after the disputed 2009 presidential election and crackdown.

Pro-paramilitary demonstrators flood Iraqi protest camp

  • flood: Baghdad (AFP)- Several thousand men backing a paramilitary force close to Iran flooded the Iraqi capital's main protest camp on Thursday, worrying anti-government demonstrators who have denounced Tehran's role in their country.
  • protest: Baghdad (AFP)- Several thousand men backing a paramilitary force close to Iran flooded the Iraqi capital's main protest camp on Thursday, worrying anti-government demonstrators who have denounced Tehran's role in their country.
  • camp: Baghdad (AFP)- Several thousand men backing a paramilitary force close to Iran flooded the Iraqi capital's main protest camp on Thursday, worrying anti-government demonstrators who have denounced Tehran's role in their country.
  • worry: Baghdad (AFP)- Several thousand men backing a paramilitary force close to Iran flooded the Iraqi capital's main protest camp on Thursday, worrying anti-government demonstrators who have denounced Tehran's role in their country.
  • demonstrator: Baghdad (AFP)- Several thousand men backing a paramilitary force close to Iran flooded the Iraqi capital's main protest camp on Thursday, worrying anti-government demonstrators who have denounced Tehran's role in their country.

Nato is not braindead. But it does need a shot of adrenaline

  • major: He abruptly pulled US forces out of Syria with no coordination with Nato, despite the potentially major implications for European security.
  • security: He abruptly pulled US forces out of Syria with no coordination with Nato, despite the potentially major implications for European security.
  • relevant: In order to remain relevant, alliances must evolve, which Nato has done before: after the cold war Nato embraced new members, and after 9/1 1 it took on terrorism.
  • alliance: In order to remain relevant, alliances must evolve, which Nato has done before: after the cold war Nato embraced new members, and after 9/1 1 it took on terrorism.
  • evolve: In order to remain relevant, alliances must evolve, which Nato has done before: after the cold war Nato embraced new members, and after 9/1 1 it took on terrorism.

Justin Timberlake says sorry to Jessica Biel for 'lapse in judgement'

  • lapse: A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement," he wrote in an emotional Instagram post.
  • regret: I drank way too much that night and regret my behaviour.
  • behaviour: I drank way too much that night and regret my behaviour.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alisha Wainwright and Justin Timberlake are co-stars in the movie Palmer.
  • situation: I apologise to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be," he added.

Macron, Unions and the French Pension Battle

  • approve: The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish Beijing for its actions against the Uighurs, a minority ethnic group, with China already threatening retaliation for two new U.S. laws supporting Hong Kong.
  • punish: The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish Beijing for its actions against the Uighurs, a minority ethnic group, with China already threatening retaliation for two new U.S. laws supporting Hong Kong.
  • minority: The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish Beijing for its actions against the Uighurs, a minority ethnic group, with China already threatening retaliation for two new U.S. laws supporting Hong Kong.
  • ethnic: The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish Beijing for its actions against the Uighurs, a minority ethnic group, with China already threatening retaliation for two new U.S. laws supporting Hong Kong.
  • threaten: The U.S. Senate is rushing to approve a bill to punish Beijing for its actions against the Uighurs, a minority ethnic group, with China already threatening retaliation for two new U.S. laws supporting Hong Kong.

Auschwitz survivor's 'duty to the dead'

  • camp: Berlin (AFP)- Leon Schwarzbaum is one of the last survivors of Auschwitz-- the Nazi death camp that Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting for the first time on Friday.
  • witness: At 98, he says his " duty to the dead " is to bear witness about what happened to him.
  • outskirt: My family did not," Schwarzbaum told AFP in an interview in his elegant apartment on the outskirts of Berlin.
  • camp: His parents were gassed to death on the day they arrived at the camp in July 1943.
  • survive: Schwarzbaum survived two years in Auschwitz, working as a forced labourer for Siemens, until he was taken away by fleeing Nazi troops as the Allies advanced.

India newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving

  • alive: India newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving- BBC News.
  • shallow: India newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving- BBC News.
  • grave: India newborn found alive in shallow grave now thriving- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Dr Ravi Khanna Image caption The baby was brought to the hospital in a critical condition, but now she is healthy.
  • premature: A premature newborn baby found buried alive in a clay pot in northern India has fully recovered, her doctor says.

Former US envoy says Chinese officials anticipate 'partial decoupling' of the nations' e...

  • resolution: Thornton travelled to Beijing and Shanghai part of a fact-finding trip for the National Committee of American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), an American non-profit organisation dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten United States interests.
  • conflict: Thornton travelled to Beijing and Shanghai part of a fact-finding trip for the National Committee of American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), an American non-profit organisation dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten United States interests.
  • sense: At least that's the sense I got from the Chines e.
  • administration: Thornton had been the longest-serving senior envoy for Asia in the administration of US President Donald Trump.
  • nomination: A formal nomination to become assistant secretary of state failed because of opposition in the Senate from China hawks such as Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida.

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

  • recover: The survivors were recovering from shock, she said, adding that they were given first aid kits, blankets and other supplies.
  • shock: The survivors were recovering from shock, she said, adding that they were given first aid kits, blankets and other supplies.
  • aid: The survivors were recovering from shock, she said, adding that they were given first aid kits, blankets and other supplies.
  • minor: At least 83 people swam to shore, including two women and at least 10 minors, the U.N. agency said.
  • exile: Since Jammeh fled into exile in January 2017 after a surprise election loss, European countries have been pushing to return asylum seekers.

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

  • discuss: Wang on Wednesday met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and discussed issues related to North Korea and details of a trilateral summit between Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo planned later this month in China.
  • issue: Wang on Wednesday met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and discussed issues related to North Korea and details of a trilateral summit between Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo planned later this month in China.
  • diplomatic: His visit comes after years of tensions over the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area D efense, or THAAD, system placed in southern South Korea and amid concerns that a U.S.-led diplomatic push to resolve a nuclear standoff with North Korea is beginning to fall apart over disagreements in exchanging sanctions relief and disarmament.
  • resolve: His visit comes after years of tensions over the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area D efense, or THAAD, system placed in southern South Korea and amid concerns that a U.S.-led diplomatic push to resolve a nuclear standoff with North Korea is beginning to fall apart over disagreements in exchanging sanctions relief and disarmament.
  • nuclear: His visit comes after years of tensions over the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area D efense, or THAAD, system placed in southern South Korea and amid concerns that a U.S.-led diplomatic push to resolve a nuclear standoff with North Korea is beginning to fall apart over disagreements in exchanging sanctions relief and disarmament.

Activists apologize for use of Holocaust victims’ remains

  • decry: Following the uproar from Jewish organizations decrying the stunt as an instrumentalization of the Holocaust and an affront to the dead, the group apologized and by Thursday morning the urn had been wrapped in opaque black plastic so its contents could not be seen.
  • affront: Following the uproar from Jewish organizations decrying the stunt as an instrumentalization of the Holocaust and an affront to the dead, the group apologized and by Thursday morning the urn had been wrapped in opaque black plastic so its contents could not be seen.
  • apologize: Following the uproar from Jewish organizations decrying the stunt as an instrumentalization of the Holocaust and an affront to the dead, the group apologized and by Thursday morning the urn had been wrapped in opaque black plastic so its contents could not be seen.
  • opaque: Following the uproar from Jewish organizations decrying the stunt as an instrumentalization of the Holocaust and an affront to the dead, the group apologized and by Thursday morning the urn had been wrapped in opaque black plastic so its contents could not be seen.
  • plastic: Following the uproar from Jewish organizations decrying the stunt as an instrumentalization of the Holocaust and an affront to the dead, the group apologized and by Thursday morning the urn had been wrapped in opaque black plastic so its contents could not be seen.

Jeremy Corbyn Has One Last Election Hope

  • debate: For all the focus on Facebook advertising, TV debates and social media campaigns, U.K. elections are still fought largely by party activists who knock on doors, hand out leaflets and engage voters face-to-face or over the phone.
  • campaign: For all the focus on Facebook advertising, TV debates and social media campaigns, U.K. elections are still fought largely by party activists who knock on doors, hand out leaflets and engage voters face-to-face or over the phone.
  • activist: For all the focus on Facebook advertising, TV debates and social media campaigns, U.K. elections are still fought largely by party activists who knock on doors, hand out leaflets and engage voters face-to-face or over the phone.
  • leaflet: For all the focus on Facebook advertising, TV debates and social media campaigns, U.K. elections are still fought largely by party activists who knock on doors, hand out leaflets and engage voters face-to-face or over the phone.
  • traditional: In fact, traditional campaigning has proved more effective than either mail campaigns or online advertising, Fisher says.

What Can NATO Really Do About Turkey?

  • partner: Yet he seems to consider the Kremlin a partner more than a menace.
  • menace: Yet he seems to consider the Kremlin a partner more than a menace.
  • ignore: Turkey is also drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean, ignoring the objections of the European Union, which has dibs on the same waters.
  • coup: Since an attempted coup in 2016, Erdogan has turned unabashedly authoritarian, cracking down on the press, the courts and civil society.
  • civil: Since an attempted coup in 2016, Erdogan has turned unabashedly authoritarian, cracking down on the press, the courts and civil society.

Libyan officials collect evidence of Russian fighters in war

  • accuse: Libyan and U.S. officials accuse Russia of deploying fighters through a private security contractor, the Wagner Group, to key battleground areas in Libya in the past months.
  • deploy: Libyan and U.S. officials accuse Russia of deploying fighters through a private security contractor, the Wagner Group, to key battleground areas in Libya in the past months.
  • security: Libyan and U.S. officials accuse Russia of deploying fighters through a private security contractor, the Wagner Group, to key battleground areas in Libya in the past months.
  • capture: They say the Russian fighters are backing commander Khalifa Hifter, whose forces have been trying for months to capture the capital Tripoli.
  • government: Hifter is backed by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, as well as France and Russia, while the Tripoli-based government receives aid from Turkey, Qatar and Italy.

Booker's critical test? Languishing campaign plots rebound

  • emphasize: Booker's aides have been careful to emphasize that the New Jersey senator isn't looking to capitalize on the collapse of his Senate colle ague's White House bid.
  • caucus: With less than two months before the Iowa caucuses open the Democratic contest, Booker plans to talk about what Harris ' departure means for the party.
  • argue: He's also expected to argue that he's best positioned to take on President Donald Trump because he can rebuild the multiracial coalition that twice elected Barack Obama, a theme Harris hit last month during what would be her final debate performance.
  • position: He's also expected to argue that he's best positioned to take on President Donald Trump because he can rebuild the multiracial coalition that twice elected Barack Obama, a theme Harris hit last month during what would be her final debate performance.
  • rebuild: He's also expected to argue that he's best positioned to take on President Donald Trump because he can rebuild the multiracial coalition that twice elected Barack Obama, a theme Harris hit last month during what would be her final debate performance.

Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban

  • launch: Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban- BBC News.
  • legal: Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban- BBC News.
  • ban: Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban- BBC News.
  • launch: Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk.
  • legal: Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk.

Boris Johnson Promises Brexit, a Budget, and New Laws in 100 Days

  • budget: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit and a tax-cutting budget within 100 days of winning the Dec. 12 election as he unveiled a list of policies his Conservative Party would roll out in the early days of a new administration.
  • roll: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit and a tax-cutting budget within 100 days of winning the Dec. 12 election as he unveiled a list of policies his Conservative Party would roll out in the early days of a new administration.
  • administration: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit and a tax-cutting budget within 100 days of winning the Dec. 12 election as he unveiled a list of policies his Conservative Party would roll out in the early days of a new administration.
  • majority: If there is a Conservative majority next week, we will get Brexit done by the end of January.
  • relationship: A Johnson victory would make Brexit at the end of January a near certainty, triggering the next-- and more complicated phase of negotiations to hammer out a new trading relationship with the European Union-- something the premier has said he can do by the end of 2020.

Report: Trump considering sending 14,000 more troops to the Middle East

  • pathological: Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes.
  • troops: Report: Trump considering sending 14,000 more troops to the Middle East.
  • troops: As many as 14,000 additional U.S. troops and dozens of ships could soon be deployed to the Middle East in order to counter Iran, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
  • deploy: As many as 14,000 additional U.S. troops and dozens of ships could soon be deployed to the Middle East in order to counter Iran, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
  • involve: President Trump has long said he doesn't want the U.S. involved in foreign conflicts, but after listening to Israel and his advisers, he believes Tehran poses a major threat, the officials said.

Share your car to make it go further

  • fleet: Mr Ammann’s solution is a fleet of electric, on-demand autonomous cars serving every important metropolitan area, which could have a big environmental impact by reducing congestion and killing the need to own a vehicle.
  • metropolitan: Mr Ammann’s solution is a fleet of electric, on-demand autonomous cars serving every important metropolitan area, which could have a big environmental impact by reducing congestion and killing the need to own a vehicle.
  • superfluous: “Congestion would be eliminated, traffic emissions cut by one-third even without any new technology, and on-street parking places would become superfluous, freeing public space for other uses,” was how the ITF summed up its findings.
  • fleet: AlixP artners, a consultancy, found that if a privately owned car enters an Uber or Lyft fleet, it displaces four privately owned vehicles.
  • ubiquitous: Ride-hailing and car rentals are already ubiquitous, but another trend is becoming apparent among consumers: car subscriptions.

Merkel’s Survival Hinges on Election Threat of Greens, Far-Right

  • skill: Bloomberg)-- If Angela Merkel sees out her fourth term as German chancellor, fear may likely play a greater role than political skill.
  • risk: Yet with the surge in popularity of the Greens and the far-right AfD, the risk of triggering a snap election and handing victory to the opposition looms large and may keep the coalition afloat for some time.
  • coalition: Yet with the surge in popularity of the Greens and the far-right AfD, the risk of triggering a snap election and handing victory to the opposition looms large and may keep the coalition afloat for some time.
  • government: The AfD too set its sights on a role in government, fueled by the recent election of a pair of government critics to lead the Social Democrats.
  • fuel: The AfD too set its sights on a role in government, fueled by the recent election of a pair of government critics to lead the Social Democrats.

Trump on quest for foreign wins -- and drama -- in election year

  • elude: Entering an election year, Trump is unlikely to slow down as he seeks what has largely eluded him-- a headline-grabbing victory.
  • stride: The tycoon-turned-president closes 2019 with a new stride after what was perhaps his most unambiguous achievement-- the US commando raid that killed the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • raid: The tycoon-turned-president closes 2019 with a new stride after what was perhaps his most unambiguous achievement-- the US commando raid that killed the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • landmark: On North Korea, where Trump has hoped to secure a landmark accord, a highly anticipated summit with leader Kim Jong Un ended in stalemate.
  • arrange: Trump later jumpstarted diplomacy with a hastily arranged new meeting, only to see the talks languish as Pyongyang fires rockets and issues threats.

Cave diver tells court Elon Musk tweets 'humiliated' him

  • humiliate: Cave diver tells court Elon Musk tweets 'humiliated' him- BBC News.
  • malice: US District Judge Stephen Wilson previously denied the defence's request to define Mr Unsworth as a " public figure"- meaning lawyers for Mr Unsworth do not have to prove Mr Musk acted with " actual malice" to win the case.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Vernon Unsworth told a court that he felt branded by Mr Musk's posts.
  • expert: A British cave expert has testified that he was left feeling " humiliated, ashamed " and" dirtied" after Elon Musk labelled him " pedo guy" online.
  • rescue: The diver, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave last year, told a Los Angeles court that comments Mr Musk made were " very hurtful ".

Stay or go? Four scenarios as Merkel partners debate future

  • profile: This scenario is seen as most likely by observers as it would also allow the SPD, weakened by a series of poll setbacks, to sharpen its profile under the new leaders before facing voters again.
  • woo: If the SPD walks away, Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance could try to woo the liberal FDP and the left-leaning Greens into a tie-up nicknamed " Jamaica"-- because the parties ' colours match those of the Caribbean country's flag.
  • struggle: Berlin (AFP)- Headed by a new leftist leadership duo, Germany's struggling Social Democrats are gearing up for a crunch congress from Friday that could decide the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile coalition government.
  • fragile: Berlin (AFP)- Headed by a new leftist leadership duo, Germany's struggling Social Democrats are gearing up for a crunch congress from Friday that could decide the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile coalition government.
  • coalition: Berlin (AFP)- Headed by a new leftist leadership duo, Germany's struggling Social Democrats are gearing up for a crunch congress from Friday that could decide the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile coalition government.

Rudy Giuliani Teams Up With a Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist to Save Trump

  • enlist: In his quest to defend Trump and dig up dirt on his political opponents, Giuliani has enlisted a wide variety of characters in both the United States and Europe.
  • alien: In one, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), dressed as an alien, comes to Earth to criticize then-FBI Director James Comey.
  • vacation: At one point, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his family had vacationed in the Ozarks, then refused to say exactly where..
  • quest: In his quest to defend Trump and dig up dirt on his political opponents, Giuliani has enlisted a wide variety of characters in both the United States and Europe.
  • defend: In his quest to defend Trump and dig up dirt on his political opponents, Giuliani has enlisted a wide variety of characters in both the United States and Europe.

Crisis Group Chiefs Urge China to Free Canadian Held for Year

  • spate: The cases are among a spate of recent detentions that have fueled concerns about foreigners visiting China as tensions build with the U.S. and its allies over trade and security issues.
  • urge: Bloomberg)-- Former and current International Crisis Group chiefs urged China to free a Canadian analyst ahead of his year anniversary in jail, a case that has strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa and fanned fears among business travelers.
  • analyst: Bloomberg)-- Former and current International Crisis Group chiefs urged China to free a Canadian analyst ahead of his year anniversary in jail, a case that has strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa and fanned fears among business travelers.
  • anniversary: Bloomberg)-- Former and current International Crisis Group chiefs urged China to free a Canadian analyst ahead of his year anniversary in jail, a case that has strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa and fanned fears among business travelers.
  • jail: Bloomberg)-- Former and current International Crisis Group chiefs urged China to free a Canadian analyst ahead of his year anniversary in jail, a case that has strained ties between Beijing and Ottawa and fanned fears among business travelers.

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

  • laboratory: At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas.
  • repeat: At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas.
  • exposure: At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas.
  • volunteer: Volunteers seated around a kitchen island sort and pack multicolored pills into small resealable bags.
  • island: Volunteers seated around a kitchen island sort and pack multicolored pills into small resealable bags.

Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at Pearl Harbor shipyard

  • modernize: The shipyard repairs, maintains and modernizes the ships and submarines of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which is headquartered at Pearl Harbor.
  • labor: Some 1,400 shipyard workers labored around the clock for almost 72 hours to patch the carrier together.
  • release: The military didn't release a motive or any identifying information about the sailor who opened fire Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
  • identify: The military didn't release a motive or any identifying information about the sailor who opened fire Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
  • information: The military didn't release a motive or any identifying information about the sailor who opened fire Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

UK's Johnson plans for victory with Brexit Party boost

  • confident: London (AFP)- One week before Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confident enough to publish a plan on Thursday for his first 100 days in office, boosted by an endorsement from Brexit Party MEPs.
  • publish: London (AFP)- One week before Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was confident enough to publish a plan on Thursday for his first 100 days in office, boosted by an endorsement from Brexit Party MEPs.
  • struggle: Jeremy Corbyn's main opposition Labour party is struggling to close the gap in opinion polls with Johnson's governing Conservatives, which remains at around 10 points.
  • opinion: Jeremy Corbyn's main opposition Labour party is struggling to close the gap in opinion polls with Johnson's governing Conservatives, which remains at around 10 points.
  • govern: Jeremy Corbyn's main opposition Labour party is struggling to close the gap in opinion polls with Johnson's governing Conservatives, which remains at around 10 points.

Macron pension reform: France braces for severe disruption amid strike

  • overhaul: The industrial action is expected to last beyond Thursday and some trade union leaders have warned they will continue their industrial action until Mr Macron abandons his campaign promise to overhaul the retirement system.
  • repeat: The Macron administration will hope to avoid a repeat of the country's general strike over pension reforms in 1995, which crippled the transport system for three weeks and drew massive popular support, forcing a government reversal.
  • commuter: In Paris, metro rail operator RATP warned commuters to expect serious disruption throughout the day, with a limited service being provided during peak times.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron has staked his reputation on reforming France.
  • reputation: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron has staked his reputation on reforming France.

Spassky vs Fischer: How the chess battle became a theatre event

  • patriotism: He was American but he seems to have felt no real patriotism.
  • paternity: He was undoubtedly unstable and I think you need to go back to questions of paternity and the family he grew up in.
  • playwright: "As an actor that gives a huge amount to play with but you're always dealing with what's in the text: Tom Morton-Smith (the playwright) is always pointing the audience in a certain direction.
  • forehead: Two people leaning over a small table holding their foreheads in silent contemplation doesn't promise great drama.
  • choreograph: They're very choreographed pieces- you don't need to understand every single move in detail to see what the story is.

Cambodia's bicycle firms face bumps in the road

  • wheel: Image copyright Danielle Keeton-Olsen Image caption Workers fully assemble each bike and then detach the wheel for shipping from the factory.
  • carcass: Inside a factory belonging to Taiwa nese-owned firm Speedtech, bicycle frames hang from hooks like meat carcasses at a market.
  • engross: Workers, some in protective goggles or welding masks, are engrossed in their tasks along the production line, ignoring the biting scent of spray paint.
  • scent: Workers, some in protective goggles or welding masks, are engrossed in their tasks along the production line, ignoring the biting scent of spray paint.
  • acid: Image copyright Danielle Keeton-Olsen Image caption A worker moves a crate of newly-welded bicycle frames between vats of acid wash.

Kenya pollution: How air sensors are helping people fight pollution

  • pollute: It was his way of keeping out the stench and polluted air in Syokimau, a neighbourhood close to Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
  • pollute: The measurement indicator... showed that the air was heavily polluted," Mr Kieti recalls.
  • access: That data is then transmitted to a website, where it can be accessed for free by anyone.
  • caption: Image caption John Kieti mobilised a community to campaign against air pollution.
  • community: Image caption John Kieti mobilised a community to campaign against air pollution.