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Trump loses his big bet on Alabama U.S. Senate race.

In backing Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race even though the candidate faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, President Donald Trump made ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore's loss in U.S. Senate race.

The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party's failure to win a Senate ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Democrat wins Alabama Senate seat in setback for Trump.

Doug Jones today became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a Senate seat from the US state of Alabama after scoring an upset victory over President Donald Trump-backed candidate Roy Moore, whose campaign was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moores defeat marks a major political blow to Trump, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

NZ dollar gets late lift from US political news.

The New Zealand dollar stuck to a tight range ahead of policy decisions from a raft of central banks but got a late lift after reports that Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in the US Senate race in Alabama.The kiwi...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alabama Democrat edges past Roy Moore in US senate race.

Doug Jones scored a stunning upset in the Alabama Senate race as he defeated accused paedophile Roy Moore, in a huge blow to US President Donald Trump.

- Rediff.com - IN

No evidence suspected NY bomber linked with militants in Bangladesh: counter-terrorism chief.

Bangladesh has not found any evidence linking a Bangladeshi man charged with an attempted suicide bombing in New York on Monday with militants in Bangladesh, the country's counter-terrorism chief said. "We have collected evidence and information from his family members: his wife, father-in-law and mother-in-law," Monirul ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race.

TOKYO - U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures took back some lost ground.

- Reuters - US

'I'm just so incredibly proud': Jones's supporters celebrate victory.

Supporters of Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12 celebrated his victory in Alabama's U.S. Senate special election over Republican Roy Moore.

- Washington Post - US

What does Doug Jones's win mean for the country?.

Robert Costa reports on voter sentiment from Alabama. Plus, we dive into what happens for Trump, Congress, and party divisions in our country now that Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.

- Washington Post - US

Alabama voter demographics.

Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last night. The Washington Post provides how different demographic groups voted, based on a poll “conducted by Edison…Tags: demographics, election, Washington Post

- FlowingData - US

Wind gusts, smoke complicate firefighters job in Custer park.

Strong wind gusts and thick smoke were making it difficult for firefighters battling a spreading wildfire late Tuesday in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. DEMOCRAT WINS IN STUNNING ALABAMA UPSET Doug Jones won the state's special … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

Jones wins in stunning Alabama upset MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

The Latest on California wildfires : 3:30 p.m. Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen more last week in the exclusive Bel Air … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims

An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Comment about Jews by Roy Moore's wife sparks new ridicule

The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2017. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1937, the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Aggressive wild turkey hit by car undergoes surgery

A wild turkey that's become semi-famous for chasing pedestrians and bicyclists in Ohio has undergone surgery for a broken leg after being struck by a car. Cleveland.com reports the male … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Strong reactions to upcoming white nationalist college stop

The decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Cincinnati is generating strong reactions from the school community. The university announced in October that it … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Fire fight rages on, but threat eases

MONTECITO, Calif. – Robin Willis sprayed her garden hose at the eaves of her backyard patio, soaking the wooden beams with water. Authorities had evacuated her Montecito neighborhood two days … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

New Hampshire man acquitted in failed murder-for-hire plot

A New Hampshire man charged in a failed murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife has been acquitted. The Valley News reports jurors on Tuesday found 64-year-old Maurice Temple not guilty of … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pay for new Power Five football coaches

Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

SAG Awards could give Oscar race some clarity

An unpredictable awards season will get a jolt Wednesday when the Screen Actors Guild announces nominees to its annual awards. Actors make up the largest segment of the Academy of … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Days of toil bring hard-won gains over huge California fire

Firefighters finally eked out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in California history. As the fire straddling Santa Barbara and Ventura … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

Democrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate because he pulled together an unusual coalition of black voters, white liberals anecause he pulled together an unusual coalition of black … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Alabama elections chief: 'Unlikely' Senate outcome changes

Alabama's election chief says it is doubtful the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change, even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount. "It would be … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claims

An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones

The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election : 10:40 p.m. Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is not conceding to Democrat Doug Jones, telling campaign supporters "it's not … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

PolitiFact's 2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a 'made-up story'

A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Puerto Rican officials lobby Congress against 'devastating' GOP tax measure

Puerto Rico is still drowning from Hurricane Maria but it's already facing its next crisis — a U.S. tax reform bill that island officials fear will devastate the economy. Puerto … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

Doug Jones has won the special election in the US state of Alabama becoming the first Democrat to win a senate seat there in 25 years.

- RTE - IE

News24.com | US 'cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe' after Mugabe ouster

The United States is cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe, following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe' in November, a report says.

- News24.com - ZA

Mr President, Okang'a family and I have been discriminated against

When you tell us to move on, I ask: To where?

- Daily Nation - KE

Donald Trump signs US military defence bill worth nearly $700bn 

However, Congress has yet to fully fund it.

- Daily Nation - KE

Turkey Says World Must Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Muslim nations must press the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Turkey said on Wednesday as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital, reported Reuters. The meeting of leaders and ministers from more than 50 Muslim ...

- Novinite - BG

Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Montgomery, United States, Dec 12 - Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a humiliating blow to President Donald Trump whose chosen candidate failed to overcome damaging accusations of sexual misconduct The Democratic win, a political ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'

BEIJING, China, Dec 13 - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “friend”. The ex-Chicago Bulls power forward , who has swigged vodka with Kim and been fired by Trump on “Celebrity ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

The dollar has held steady after Donald Trump's election blow

The dollar weakened only slightly overnight, despite Donald Trump being dealt a hefty blow in a US Senate vote. Although Trump had publicly supported Republican Roy Moore in the race to gain the US Senate seat for Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones won.  It will be the first time a Democrat has held the seat for Alabama in a ...

- City AM - UK

Hamas announces beginning of third intifada against US decision on Jerusalem

Hamas has announced the beginning of the third intifada six days after US President Donald Trump announced the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Sputnik International reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

U.S. advocacy group call to tie Sudan's removal of terror list to fundamental reforms

December 12, 2017 - Washington-based advocacy group Enough Project has called on the U.S. administration to use targeted sanctions and Sudan's removal from the terror list to bring the Islamist regime in Khartoum to end the war and protect freedoms and equal rights for its citizens. On 6 October, President Trump permanently ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.Dayton has declined to answer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

In a stunning victory, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GO...

- The Hindu - IN

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