WORLD ON THE RUN II

CNN – Emmanuel Macron, who swept into office 18 months ago on a wave of popularity, is now faced with the greatest challenge to his...

Toronto Star – The University of Waterloo professor is the third woman in history to be awarded the prize in physics, which she formally accepted from...

Fox News -Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group...

BBC – UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership later after 48 of her Conservative MPs called for one to...

Quartz – “To most people watching this dance, it would have been an innocent dance of happiness,”… “But Qutb saw something else. The dancers in front of...

Washington Post – Her lawsuit will be the first against an orchestra to test Massachusetts’ new equal-pay law, its outcome potentially affecting women across the U.S. workforce...

Asiatimes – While Washington and Beijing have called a temporary truce to their trade war, tensions are still rising fast and furious in the South China...

Africanews – The non-binding pact seeks to better manage migration in a safe and orderly manner…. More at Africanews 

Los Angeles Times – The combative Oval Office appearance came at the start of what was supposed to be a negotiation over how to fund a...

The Daily Beast – Google CEO Sundar Pichai dodged questions about alleged bias against conservatives, privacy concerns, and censorship in China during  in testimony before the House...

Huff Post – Hundreds of police and soldiers hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets,...

Bloomberg – Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver...

Voice of America – The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth’s weather...

New York Times – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born 100 years ago today, did more than anyone to bring the Soviet Union to its knees…. More at...

BBC – The Moose Cree First Nation has signed a C$2.5m (£1.5m) commercial deal with a drone delivery company to transport supplies, medicine, food and mail...

Trust.org – While parts of Somalia are plagued by militant violence, a degree of stability in the capital, Mogadishu, attract the rural poor… More at Trust.org 

The Guardian – David Lipton, the first deputy managing director of the IMF, said that “crisis prevention is incomplete” more than a decade on from the...