WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED II

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

NEW YORK TIMES - 2 hours 30 min ago
The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.

The Republican tax bill saves grad students' tuition benefits

CNBC - 3 hours 42 min ago
It is a big win for grad and PhD students, and higher ed advocates who opposed the measure.

Unsealed letter in Uber-Waymo case details how Uber employees allegedly stole trade secrets

CNBC - 3 hours 57 min ago
A bombshell piece of evidence in the Uber-Waymo trial alleges that Uber trained employees to steal trade secrets from competitors and hide their actions.

Judge in Sanctions Case Dismisses a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

NEW YORK TIMES - 3 hours 59 min ago
Rejecting a request for a mistrial, the judge criticized the defense for allusions to Turkey’s Gulenist movement, calling it a “diversion from the issues.”

Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

NEW YORK TIMES - 4 hours 10 min ago
The law’s backers say it sets up a legal framework for the deployment of soldiers, but critics say there aren’t checks and balances, or an exit strategy.

Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster Over Links to Odebrecht

NEW YORK TIMES - 4 hours 57 min ago
Lawmakers called President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski “morally handicapped” and set the stage for a vote that could lead to his removal.

Tax package could bring on a strong year-end Santa rally in stocks

CNBC - 5 hours 1 min ago
Congress could give corporate America one giant gift-wrapped tax package next week.

Cramer Remix: Lending is my biggest worry in this market

CNBC - 5 hours 7 min ago
Jim Cramer highlighted his one big fear going in to 2018.

Cramer's fireside chat: Tax reform will 'absolutely' help mid-cap stocks

CNBC - 5 hours 9 min ago
Jim Cramer took calls on tax reform and the bond market in an economically-driven fireside chat.

Former Interpol Chief Says Argentina Bungled Investigation of ’94 Attack

NEW YORK TIMES - 5 hours 10 min ago
A judge accused Ronald K. Noble, a former New York University law professor, of taking part in a cover-up of Iran’s role in the attack. Mr. Noble denies it.

Final GOP tax bill would increase deficits by just under $1.5 trillion, early congressional estimate says

CNBC - 5 hours 28 min ago
The Republican tax bill would expand budget deficits by more than $1.4 trillion over a decade, according to a congressional analysis of the plan.

Cramer on winter apparel plays: Columbia's steadier, but Canada Goose has momentum

CNBC - 5 hours 32 min ago
Jim Cramer looked at Columbia Sportswear and Canada Goose to see which winter wear play could heat up your portfolio.

U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq

NEW YORK TIMES - 5 hours 35 min ago
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.

Reports that North Korea's second most

CNN - 5 hours 44 min ago
Reports that North Korea's second most high-ranking official to Kim Jong Un has vanished. CNN's Brian Todd reports on his whereabouts.

Bitcoin futures are coming to the CME this weekend. Here’s what to expect

CNBC - 5 hours 51 min ago
Investors should be aware of key differences between the two contracts.

Cramer's game plan: Strong earnings will drive the market higher

CNBC - 5 hours 54 min ago
Jim Cramer broke down the week ahead, in which data from Europe and company earnings could push stocks even higher.

Republican Party, Ajit Pai, North Korea: Your Friday Evening Briefing

NEW YORK TIMES - 5 hours 56 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

A Return to Haiti, and Broadway via Edmonton: The Canada Letter

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:54
Our Toronto bureau chief talks about her searing experiences in Haiti, and Broadway producers find a congenial tryout spot in Edmonton.

The Saturday Profile: 11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:48
A warlord, a novelist, a diplomat, a centenarian and other exceptional women our overseas correspondents wrote about in 2017.

Find your new tax brackets under the final GOP tax plan

CNBC - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:47
Find out where you stand under the new GOP tax bill.

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