Pope Francis to redo Lord’s Prayer translation

Pope Francis to redo Lord's Prayer translation

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Pope Francis, showing once again his willingness to rock sacred cows, is expected to approve a change in the translation of the Lord's Prayer, the famous biblical petition recited daily by billions of worshipers.
Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer display partisan divide in White House meeting

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer display partisan divide in White House meeting

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President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders ripped off the bandage over their raw, partisan disagreements Tuesday in open bickering that offered a glimpse of the divided government to come in the next two years.
Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, faces liberal bias charge from Republicans

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, faces liberal bias charge from Republicans

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Google's top executive faced sharp questioning on Capitol Hill from Republicans complaining of liberal bias in its search engines and Democrats focused on Google's role in spreading disinformation and clearing the path for adversaries such as Russia to meddle…
Donald Trump welcomes government shutdown in border wall fight

Donald Trump welcomes government shutdown in border wall fight

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President Trump said Tuesday he would be "proud" to shut the government down unless he gets a massive infusion of cash to build his border wall, and suggested if Congress doesn't concede, he would use the military to erect more fencing anyway.
Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,000

Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,000

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Stormy Daniels has been ordered to pay almost $300,000 to President Trump for filing a dismissed defamation suit against him.
What happens next in Armenia?

What happens next in Armenia?

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CATAPULTED INTO high office by a wave of mass protests earlier this year, Armenia’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, enjoyed another big victory on December 9th when his political bloc won over 70% of the vote in a parliamentary election. The former ruling party, the Republicans, received under 5%, less than the minimum required to enter…
Indian voters give Narendra Modi’s BJP a fright

Indian voters give Narendra Modi’s BJP a fright

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THE POWER of “anti-incumbency” in Indian politics has long been considered a law of nature. Yet something was supposed to have changed when Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in 2014. His government is India’s most powerful in a generation and by far the strongest ever to stand against the Congress…
Facing heavy defeat on her Brexit deal, Theresa May delays the vote

Facing heavy defeat on her Brexit deal, Theresa May delays the vote

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AT THE LAST minute, Theresa May changed course. On the afternoon of December 10th she told the House of Commons that she would pull her earlier plan to have a vote the next day on the Brexit deal that she has negotiated with the European Union. The prime minister acted after being advised by government…
Forty years after Deng opened China, reformists are cowed

Forty years after Deng opened China, reformists are cowed

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THOUGH IT DOES not believe in saints, the Communist Party of China came close to canonising its former paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, back in 2004. On the centenary of his birth, Deng—who died in 1997—was hailed as the immortal “chief architect” of reforms that had made China prosperous and strong. The eulogies had some basis.…
Michael Dell plots his return to the public market

Michael Dell plots his return to the public market

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THERE ARE two ways to make money selling technology, goes an old industry saying: unbundling and bundling. Thanks to the spectacular rise in recent years of cloud-computing services from Amazon and Microsoft, many firms have shifted chunks of software, data and applications previously stored on in-house servers to the new “public cloud” infrastructure. Customers can…