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Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next year

Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next yearAs part of the separation program, the employees will get a salary of up to 60 weeks, bonus and benefits, depending on the length of their service, Verizon said. “This program coincides with Verizon’s recently announced realigned organization structure designed to optimize growth opportunities in the 5G era,” the company said. The company said it had 152,300 employees at the end of the third-quarter ending Sept. 30.



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No-deal Brexit more likely amid 'confused' situation in London, France says

No-deal Brexit more likely amid 'confused' situation in London, France saysA costly British exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal is increasingly likely, France’s European affairs minister said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on a deal in the face of defeat. “We must not lose sight of the fact that despite the latest developments, a rejection of the withdrawal agreement is more and more likely,” Nathalie Loiseau told lawmakers. “The risk of a no-deal exit would also be an exit that would be undoubtedly extremely costly for the United Kingdom but which would be damaging for the EU too.” “Some are drawing up other scenarios and the confusion in London remains particularly strong,” she added.



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Lindsey Buckingham says Stevie Nicks gave Fleetwood Mac 'an ultimatum,' caused his departure

Lindsey Buckingham says Stevie Nicks gave Fleetwood Mac 'an ultimatum,' caused his departureLindsey Buckingham is opening up about why he was ousted from Fleetwood Mac – and pointing a finger at Stevie Nicks in the process.



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Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border

Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon borderIsraeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the “Blue Line”. Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.



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China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive

China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executiveChina called lodged a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive, and said the U.S. should withdraw its arrest warrant.



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Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says

Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court SaysCyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting



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Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them. “I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism,” Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a “tinderbox”.



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Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'

Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'Allegations that President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney



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China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive

China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executiveChina’s foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador on Sunday to lodge a “strong protest” over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, and said the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.



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Israel may expand anti-tunnel operation into Lebanon, minister says

Israel may expand anti-tunnel operation into Lebanon, minister saysIsrael is prepared to take action in Lebanon against Hezbollah cross-border tunnels if necessary, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Friday. Israel’s military said earlier this week that it had found a number of passages dug across the Israel-Lebanon border to be used in carrying out attacks inside Israel. The Israeli military sent mechanical diggers, troops and anti-tunneling equipment to the border to shut them down.



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