Oil bonanza sustains state budget surplus in New Mexico

Artesia Daily Press | 2019-12-09

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State government income is expected to outpace spending obligations by nearly $800 million for the coming fiscal year as New Mexico lawmakers contemplate bigger budgets for public schools, health care and anti-crime initiatives. Economists from three state agencies and the...

Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

The Oklahoman | 2019-12-09

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is expected to set a new record for the largest stock flotation in history on Wednesday with the sale of part of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at $1.7 trillion. The offering's success is crucial to the ambitious plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Scientists have developed a once-a-month contraceptive pill

Indian Express | 2019-12-09

According to a report in The Guardian, scientists have developed a contraceptive pill that needs to be taken just once in a month. The same report states that so far the gelatine capsule has only been tested on pigs, and once consumed, “it releases a six-armed star-shaped polymer structure...

Researchers find key risk factors for teenage suicide

The Siasat Daily | 2019-12-09

Canberra: A new Australian research has found that young people who report suicidal thoughts along with experiencing auditory hallucinations and psychological distresses are at the greatest risk of future suicide attempts. The study by researchers from QIMR Berghofer and The University of...

Former world No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

The Times of India | 2019-12-06

Paris, Dec 6 (AFP) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced on Friday that she will retire from tennis after next month's Australian Open. The 29-year-old Dane won her only Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne last year in her third major final. "I've accomplished everything I could...

Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Indian Express | 2019-12-04

A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer is proving so popular that it’s crippling the website of Switzerland’s mint. Advertising The coin, with a face value of 20 francs ($20), is the first by the federal mint with a living person on it. Featuring the 38-year-old Swiss...

Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year

WPXI | 2019-12-09

Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the U.S. women’s soccer national team, was named Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, the magazine announced Monday. >> Read more trending news Rapinoe, 34, with her spiky purple hair and vocal views about racism, sexism and homophobia,...

France opens formal inquiry into awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

The National | 2019-12-09

A formal judicial inquiry has been opened in France into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. It follows three years of preliminary investigations by French authorities over whether a private dinner between leading officials and Qatari bid backers influenced the bidding process. The World...

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No political bias but many mistakes in FBI probe of Trump campaign: watchdog

Reuters | 2019-12-09

The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said it found numerous errors but no evidence of political bias by the FBI when it opened an investigation into...

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died

Arkansas Online | 2019-12-09

Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing...

Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

The Jamestown Sun | 2019-12-09

WASHINGTON — A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the...

From international celebrity to global pariah. What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?

Aung San Suu Kyi has slowly lost her status as an international democracy icon, and her trip to The Hague to defend Myanmar on genocide charges appears to have...

China Tells Government Offices To Remove All Foreign Computer Equipment

Slashdot | 2019-12-09

China has ordered that all foreign computer equipment and software be removed from government offices and public institutions within three years, the Financial...

Iran ready for full prisoner swap, 'ball is in the U.S.’ court': Zarif

Reuters | 2019-12-09

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, tweeting: "The ball is in the US’...

More than 2,000 koalas dead after Australian bush fires

Metro UK | 2019-12-09

Thousands of koala bears have tragically died as the Australian bush fires continue to rip through the north coast of New South Wales. Experts said the blaze...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-12-09

TANAP and Turkey's energy ambitions

Turkish, US and EU interests align on energy diversification in Southeast Europe. ......