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EU, Cuba sign cooperation pact, vow Trump will not hurt ties

EU, Cuba sign cooperation pact, vow Trump will not hurt ties

Deal was signed Monday by heads of European Union member states, along with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. The accord aims to broaden political and economic cooperation between Brussels and Havana to areas like sustainable development, democracy and human rights, as well as energy, mining, telecommunications and tourism.


UK's Hammond calls for transition deal to leave EU

UK's Hammond calls for transition deal to leave EU

Prime Minister Theresa May has said her government would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will officially start exit negotiations with the remaining 27 members of the bloc, but a High Court ruling said the move could not be invoked without parliament's approval.


Pawan Ruia to remain in CID custody till 25 December

Pawan Ruia to remain in CID custody till 25 December

Ruia was arrested from his New Delhi residence in connection with a complaint of theft filed by the Railways. The court rejected his lawyer Ayan Bhattacharya's argument that Ruia was no longer involved in the running of wagon maker Jessop and Co.



Not so Prime: Amazon Workers Sleep in Tents outside Warehouse

The company came under fire last month from local activists who claimed that agency workers are working up to 60 hours per week for little more than the minimum wage and are harshly treated. One woman was docked two points even though she had been in hospital with a kidney infection and had provided a doctor's note. Workers' groups have also raised concerns about the impact Amazon's increasing push towards automation - such as its cashierless Amazon Go store - will have on unskilled jobs.



Egypt Cathedral Explosion Kills Dozens

Athanasius Church. Bishop Moussa, a senior cleric, said there were unconfirmed reports of a woman posing as a worshipper leaving a bag in the women's section before slipping out. "On this occasion, we reiterate once again that worldwide cooperation and fight against the terrorism threat targeting all the innocent people regardless of religion, race and sectarian should be consolidated with honest efforts", the statement added.



Winter Weather Hampers Travel as Snow Heads East

WXYV TV of Detroit reports the incident came after Delta Flight 724 arrived from Buffalo, saying the MD-80 aircraft landed safely but slid into a grassy area as it was turning on to a taxiway. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Steinwedel said: "For the rest of the day the best advice is just to stay off the road if you can, and otherwise go slow and give yourself more time to reach your destination".