Top 25 World News on December 4, 2019, Ranked: From US – China Tensions over Uighurs to 4 Women Winning Alternative Nobel Prize

The laureates of The 2019 Right Livelihood Awards – also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize – are human rights defender Aminatou Haidar, lawyer Guo Jianmei, indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa and the Hutukara Yanomami Association, and climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photo: Right Livelihood Foundation

*All You Need to Know in Today’s World. Ranked. Daily.*

Following are the world’s 25 most important news stories from December 4, 2019, ranked by Pax Glocalica’s Ivan Dikov.

1 China sanctions: US House passes bill over treatment of Uighurs BBC News
China′s Uighur — what you need to know DW

2 China warns ‘price must be paid’ after US House approves sanctions over Uighur crackdown France24

3 Nato summit: Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ over video BBC News
Trump’s on his best behaviour, but is everyone else? (Video) BBC News

4 NATO leaders meet as divisions threaten military alliance DW

5 Trump impeachment: Three law experts tell committee he should be removed BBC News
Democrat impeachment report makes forceful case against Trump France24

6 Germany expels Russian diplomats after murder in Berlin DW

7 Macron says ‘no consensus’ with Turkey over definition of terrorism France24

8 UN: 168 million people will need humanitarian help in 2020 DW

9 US mulling 14,000 more troops for Mideast: report France24

10 Netanyahu to press Pompeo for more pressure on ‘tottering’ Iran France24

11 Iran’s Rouhani calls for release of ‘innocent’ protesters detained during country’s unrest France24

12 Qatar, Saudi edge towards diplomatic thaw despite hurdles France24

13 Whoever wins Erewash wins Downing Street – and Brexit’s the hot-button issue France24

14 Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis fraud investigation reopened DW

15 Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow France24

16 MEPs voice ‘serious concern’ about Malta’s Muscat France24

17 Two former Algerian PMs stand trial for corruption as defence lawyers boycott France24

18 Macron tells G5 leaders to address ‘anti-French sentiment’ for continued military cooperation in Sahel France24

19 Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides up Mount Paektu BBC News

20 Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia’s Duque France24

21 US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years: Pompeo France24

22 Corruption scandals plague Philippines′ Southeast Asian Games DW

23 France to open hate crime office after Jewish cemetery vandalized DW
Germany: Activists apologize for Holocaust memorial with ′victim ashes′ DW

24 US bishop resigns amid abuse cover-up accusations BBC News

25 ′Alternative Nobel Prize′ awarded to Greta Thunberg and other activists DW


(Im)Pending Climate Apocalypse:

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says BBC News

Swedish toxic waste poisons Chilean community for 30 years DW

Germany among top three countries suffering most from extreme weather events DW

Mozambique poachers handed 16 year prison sentences France24


Political and Social Unrest:

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia’s Duque France24

France looks set for potentially its biggest strike in decades France24

Petition to block Macron’s plan to privatise Paris Airports hits one million signatures France24


Tragic Incidents, Accidents, Pandemics, or Natural Disasters:

UN: 168 million people will need humanitarian help in 2020 DW

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door BBC News

Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor among six dead in Afghan gun attack BBC News

Kenya floods: Teenager dies trying to rescue man BBC News


A Note to Our Readers from around the World,

Or how to make the best use of Pax Glocalica’s Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking:

The Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking is a daily edition of, with news story links from leading international media selected and ranked by Ivan Dikov, a Bulgarian English-language political journalist and writer.

The world news stories are ranked based on their perceived international importance and impact on the global society of humans inhabiting Planet Earth as per Ivan Dikov’s subjectively objective judgment. The rubric is designed to give every reader from the around the world a very quick and efficient insight into the current event and developments that matter the most for humanity.

In addition to the World’s Top 20+ News of the Day Ranking, the daily edition includes top stories on the (Im)pending Climate Apocalypse; Current Elections; Political and Social Unrest; Tragic Incidents Accidents, or Natural Disasters; and Obituaries. News stories in those subsections are not formally ranked in terms of importance, and may include stories already featured in the Top 20+ News Ranking for the day.

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Books by Ivan Dikov published on Amazon:

6 Million Abortions: How Communism Utilized Mass-Scale Abortion Exterminating Europe’s Fastest Growing Nation

Plunder Paradise: How Brutal Treasure Hunters Are Obliterating World History and Archaeology in Post-Communist Bulgaria

Ugly Bargain: How the European Union and Bulgaria’s Post-Communist Oligarchy Fit Together

Got Nukes, Mr. Dictator? You Hold On to Them!

Madman Diplomacy: Is North Korea Trying to Bring Back Regime Change?

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