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Vermont man gives his town the middle finger — and officials can't do anything about it

USA Today - 8 hours 35 min ago

Ted Pelkey of Westford, Vermont, fed up with a building permit dispute with his town, erected a giant middle finger on his property in protest.

       

Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests

US News & World - 8 hours 36 min ago
Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris police prefect says thousands of officers and armored vehicles will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday.

German Parliament Approves 3rd Gender Identity for Records

US News & World - 8 hours 42 min ago
The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse.".

Russia Ready to Discuss Inspections With U.S. on Arms Treaty: RIA

US News & World - 8 hours 46 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is ready to discuss mutual inspections with the United States in order to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces...

Video Captures Aftermath of France Attack Suspect Shootout

US News & World - 8 hours 48 min ago
The immediate aftermath of the shootout between French security forces and the suspect in the Strasbourg attack has been caught on camera from across the street, with footage showing armed officers at the scene and the body of the man slumped in a doorway.

Explainer: Ex-Nissan Chief Ghosn Affair Raises Issues Beyond One Man, One Company

US News & World - 8 hours 54 min ago
By Linda SiegTOKYO (Reuters) - How big should executive pay packets be? How widespread is lax corporate governance in Japan? And what's the future...

EU Summit a Welcome First Step: UK PM May's Deputy

US News & World - 8 hours 55 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The EU council meeting was a welcome first step as British Prime Minister Theresa May tries to win reassurances she hopes will...

Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Defiant as Landmark Trial Wraps Up

US News & World - 8 hours 58 min ago
By James Pomfret and Jessie PangHONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday to sustain their fight for full democracy at...

Meier scores 2 goals to lead Sharks past Stars 3-2

USA Today - 8 hours 59 min ago

Timo Meier scored two goals, Logan Couture had two assists and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2

       

'Young Miracle:' Baby Recovers From Ebola in Congo Outbreak

US News & World - 9 hours 2 min ago
'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth.

French authorities: Strasbourg suspect killed

USA Today - 9 hours 3 min ago

French prosecutors say a man killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg has been identified as 29-year-old Charif Chekatt, the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people. WARNING: Suspect's body is visible in video. (Dec. 14)

       

Russian Orthodox Church Calls on UN for Help in Ukraine

US News & World - 9 hours 8 min ago
The Russian Orthodox Church has called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of official pressure on Moscow-appointed clerics.

South Korea's Moon Calls for 'Restrained' Language With Japan Over Wartime Forced Labor Row

US News & World - 9 hours 12 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in told Japanese lawmakers on Friday "cautious, restrained language" is needed when discussing...

U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Take Islamic State-Held Town: Source, Report

US News & World - 9 hours 17 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian fighters backed by the United States have seized the town of Hajin in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human...

Labour Party Says UK PM May Has Failed to Get Meaningful Changes to Brexit Deal

US News & World - 9 hours 21 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said Prime Minister Theresa May had failed to win meaningful changes to her Brexit divorce...

3 Women Stabbed in German City, Unclear if Attacks Linked

US News & World - 9 hours 27 min ago
Police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, and they are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

Superyacht in Malaysia Scandal Can Be Yours for $130 Million

US News & World - 9 hours 28 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has set a $130 million pricetag for a superyacht seized from a fugitive financier wanted in connection with a...

Some See 'Devil's Work' as Ukrainian Church Prepares to Split With Russia

US News & World - 9 hours 35 min ago
By Matthias Williams and Margaryta ChornokondratenkoKOROSTEN, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian...

Judge: No Puerto Rico Trip for Convicted Ex-County Official

US News & World - 9 hours 42 min ago
A former North Carolina official guilty of conspiring to defraud the federal government cannot go on vacation to Puerto Rico this month.

Mavs' Nowitzki Makes Debut in 21st Season Vs Suns

US News & World - 9 hours 48 min ago
Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns.
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