2018.12.04

News Headlines - 04 December 2018

Dow drops more than 800 points on Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

US stocks got slammed on Tuesday, dropping more than 800 points as doubts mounted about the US-China trade truce that was struck over the weekend... “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted.
The Dow Jones industrial average was recently off 805.35 points, at 25,021.08, with the selloff erasing last week’s gains on fresh optimism about the US-China trade war.

French police remove helmets as gesture of peace to protesters, video goes VIRAL — RT World News

As France has been struggling to cope with a surge in violent protests that has left hundreds of police and demonstrators injured, a video showing officers making an unexpected conciliatory gesture has gone viral.
Footage posted on social media shows a group of about two dozen police officers in riot gear removing their helmets while standing just meters away from a crowd of Yellow Vest movement protesters – an umbrella group behind the massive rallies that have gripped France for several weeks.

Family opposition to Takeda-Shire deal - NHK WORLD

But a key member of Takeda's founding family, former executive Kazuhisa Takeda, says he will oppose the plan... He added that another family member, Kunio Takeda -- who led the business from 1993 to 2009 -- is also against the acquisition for the same reason.
Although the founders' combined shareholding is not enough to block the plan, Takeda said he was planning to urge other stockholders to vote against it.

Water bill 'too expensive' to flush toilet - BBC News

A disabled mother from Yorkshire says she is so worried about the cost of water that she sometimes has to miss out on washing or flushing the toilet.
Shirley Widdop, from Keighley, whose bill, based on a water meter, has risen by 35%... A report on poverty from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that arrears for water bills are now the most common form of debt for the poorest families.

Euro 2020 draw: England avoid Germany but Northern Ireland face Germans & Netherlands - BBC Sport

The 2018 World Cup semi-finalists were drawn with the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Kosovo in Group A, with fixtures to run between March and November next year... Northern Ireland have what looks like one of the most difficult draws, with Germany and the Netherlands in Group C.


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