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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
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The Top 20+ World News of the Day Ranking is a daily edition of PaxGlocalica.com, 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.
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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 Amazon.com
Plunder Paradise: How Brutal Treasure Hunters Are Obliterating World History and Archaeology in Post-Communist Bulgaria Amazon.com
Ugly Bargain: How the European Union and Bulgaria’s Post-Communist Oligarchy Fit Together Amazon.com
Got Nukes, Mr. Dictator? You Hold On to Them! Amazon.com
Madman Diplomacy: Is North Korea Trying to Bring Back Regime Change? Amazon.com
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