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Blue sky at night lights up social media in New York

Blue sky at night lights up social media in New YorkThe sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst. “Apparently aliens are landing in New York City right now bcs the sky’s blue,” wrote another. In this trying time, some saw the hand of God at work: “Don’t worry, New Yorkers.



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Blue sky at night lights up social media in New York

Blue sky at night lights up social media in New YorkThe sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst. “Apparently aliens are landing in New York City right now bcs the sky’s blue,” wrote another. In this trying time, some saw the hand of God at work: “Don’t worry, New Yorkers.



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For liberal media, Trump's visit to US troops in Iraq can't go uncriticized: Today's talker

For liberal media, Trump's visit to US troops in Iraq can't go uncriticized: Today's talkerAs the news media bashed Trump for not visiting troops this Christmas, he was on his way to Iraq. Instead of fessing up, critics doubled down.



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Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus

Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near DamascusIsraeli war planes attacked with missiles unspecified targets near Damascus, the Syrian capital, on Tuesday and injured three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media quoted a military source as saying. “Our air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli war planes from above the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets,” the military source said. The nature of the Israeli missiles targets was unclear.



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Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei exec

Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei execSHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canada should distance itself from U.S. “hegemonism” and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China’s Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington’s request, state-owned tabloid Global Times said in a Thursday editorial. Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, has been accused by U.S. prosecutors of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating sanctions. The United States needs to make a formal extradition request within 60 days of her arrest, which a Canadian judge will weigh to determine whether the case against Meng is strong enough.



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The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecutedNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local):



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China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state media

China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state mediaChina on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the “unconscionable and vile” detention of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. The 46-year-old executive was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China just as the countries’ leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.



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Hamas publishes photos of raid 'fugitives'; Israeli censor warns media

Hamas publishes photos of raid 'fugitives'; Israeli censor warns mediaHamas published photos on Thursday of six men and two women who it said were involved in a botched Israeli undercover raid into the Gaza Strip this month and appealed for details about them. Israel’s military censor, without commenting on the credibility of Hamas’s information, urged the media not to disseminate any details about the Nov. 11 incident in which an Israeli colonel, a Hamas commander and six other Palestinian militants were killed. Israel has not released the name of the dead Israeli officer, citing security considerations, and has not commented on the purpose of the undercover mission that Hamas said it interrupted when its men challenged a civilian vehicle.



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China's Xi makes push into Pacific; scores 'own goal' with block on media

China's Xi makes push into Pacific; scores 'own goal' with block on mediaChina’s efforts to win friends in the resource-rich Pacific push have been watched warily by the traditionally influential powers in the region – Australia, New Zealand and the United States – who were not invited to Friday’s forum. Many of those left out grumbled about what they saw as a lack of transparency around China’s efforts to gain new allies. “It just sends such a terrible signal,” said Jonathan Pryke of Sydney-based think-tank the Lowy Institute.



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Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become 'Emotionally Unhinged' About Trump

Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become 'Emotionally Unhinged' About TrumpBob Woodward is no fan of Donald Trump, but he's not exactly supporting CNN's



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