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November 30, 2018 | Via ABC News

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty in Mueller Investigation

President Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to lying about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Cohen said he lied ‘out of loyalty’ to Trump. Cohen’s statement about the Moscow project directly contradicts Trump’s account. Cohen’s statement was part of a new plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

November 30, 2018 | Via BBC

Deutsche Bank Raided in Connection to Panama Papers Scandal

The head office and other Deutsche Bank locations in Frankfurt, Germany were raided by 170 police officers and tax investigators on Thursday in a money laundering probe. The raid targeted two Deutsche Bank employees and others who remain unidentified. The probe is related to the 2016 Panama Papers money laundering investigation.

November 30, 2018 | Via USA Today

Trump Cancels Planned Putin Meeting Citing Ukraine

Following a naval clash between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend, President canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s decision also followed his longtime personal lawyer’s guilty plea to lying to Congress about developments in Russia. The meeting was set to take place in two days at the G20 summit.

November 30, 2018 | Via CNBC

Merkel’s G20 Summit Flight Lands Unexpectedly with Technical Issues

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will likely miss the start of the G20 summit in Argentina after her flight was landed unexpectedly due to technical problems. Merkel will fly to Buenos Aires on a commercial flight on Friday with a smaller delegation. The G20 summit begins on Friday amid global dissatisfaction with President Trump’s trade policies.

November 30, 2018 | Via Reuters

Convictions Made in Caceres Murder Case

Seven men were convicted of the 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous environmentalist Berta Caceres on Thursday. The eighth defendant in the case was cleared and freed. The court found the murder was carried out by executives of the Agua Zarca dam company Desa due to financial losses related to protests organized by Caceres.

November 30, 2018 | Via The Guardian

Mass Cheating Scandal at Shenzhen Half Marathon

Over 200 runners were disqualified from the Shenzhen half marathon in China after the discovery of widespread cheating. It was found that 258 runners took shortcuts while others ran for them in the race which took place on November 25th. The cheating was caught on traffic camera footage. Some runners were banned for life.

November 29, 2018 | Via NBC News

Ukraine Requests NATO Support in Russian Conflict

After a naval confrontation off Crimea with Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked NATO to send ships to the Sea of Azov. At least 11 Russian vessels surrounded Ukraine’s two ships opening fire on Sunday. Russia announced on Wednesday it will send another advanced anti-aircraft system to the area. NATO expressed ‘full support’ for Ukraine.

November 29, 2018 | Via CNN

Fatal Lion Air Crash Preliminary Report Released

A preliminary report was released on the October 29th Lion Air flight JT610 crash which killed 189 people. The report shows that the plane’s pilots fought against the aircraft’s automatic systems minutes before it crashed into the ocean. Investigators say the flight took off despite pilots’ awareness of various malfunctions which made the plane ‘unairworthy.’

November 29, 2018 | Via The Guardian

Climate Change is Affecting Health Now

According to a report by 150 experts climate change is already damaging people’s health. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change says the health effects include dengue fever in tropics and deadly heatwaves in Europe. High temperatures damaged the ability to grow crops. The report highlights the lack of progress in preventing climate change.

November 29, 2018 | Via Independent

Chinese Scientists Defend Baby Gene Editing

He Jiankui the Chinese scientist who claims he created the world’s first genetically edited babies defended his work at a genome summit in Hong Kong. He announced the possibility of a third child being born following the twin girls born this month. The controversial gene editing program has been halted following international opposition.

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