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Germany's Scholz weathers shocks in turbulent first year

A war in his backyard, galloping economic crisis, and unhappy partners at home and abroad -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has weathered unprecedented shocks in his first year, while struggling to make a mark on the global stage. Scholz is "struggling to make his mark at the European level...
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Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a car, police have said. It happened in Laws Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, on Saturday at 12:30 GMT. The man, who was using a walking frame, was struck by a black Chrysler Grand Voyager. Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses...
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McIlroy says Norman rift began with his 'brainwash' comment

Rory McIlroy thought his differences with Greg Norman over a Saudi-funded rival golf league had been patched up. That changed when Norman accused him of being “brainwashed” by golf’s ruling brass. “I thought, You know what? I’m going to make it my business now to be as much of a pain in his arse as possible,’” McIlroy said in a lengthy interview in the Sunday Independent in Ireland. The interview with writer Paul Kimmage is the second of three parts. McIlroy also details how his relationship soured with longtime friend Sergio Garcia. McIlroy has been taking shots at Norman since he won the Canadian Open in June, a day after LIV Golf finished its inaugural event outside London. He went out of his way to point out his 21st career PGA Tour win was “one more than someone else.”

Liberian president's long stay abroad criticised

Liberian President George Weah's long absence from the country has raised eyebrows and prompted criticism, leading one opposition figure to ask if the West African nation is running on "autopilot". - 'Abandoning the entire country' - New York-born Timothy Weah is one of many people to hold US and Liberian nationality, with the countries maintaining close ties dating back to Americans' role in the creation of the West African state in the 19th century.
riffmagazine.com

Insert Foot and his cat make a Christmas playlist

My cat and I just put together our very first playlist of 14 essential holiday songs and it’s super exciting. Of course, I did most of the work. I say that because my cat, who answers to “Marlo” (he does, eventually, the third or fourth time you say it, but obviously hears the first couple times, because he finally yells “WHAT?” all impatiently) has an attitude problem.
Social News XYZ

Singapore to see new wave of Covid-19 infections: Health Minister

Singapore, Dec 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) Singaporeans should expect a new wave of Covid-19 infections with more people travelling and due to the upcoming year-end festivities, the Straits Times website quoted Health Minister Ong Ye Kung as saying on Sunday.
themonroesun.com

Santa counts down Women’s Club tree lighting on the green

MONROE, CT — Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived via fire truck, Christmas carols filled the air, school musicians performed, and hot chocolate and sweet treats were enjoyed by all. Monroe’s annual holiday tree lighting on the town green, hosted by the Monroe Women’s Club, brought together community members of...
MONROE, CT
Detroit News

Niyo: Edwards proves he's more than a routine 'next man up' for Michigan

Indianapolis – One more time Saturday night, Donovan Edwards took a handoff and cradled something precious. But this time, it was the MVP trophy for the Big Ten Championship game that was hand-delivered by one of legends it’s named for, Archie Griffin. And after Edwards held the trophy up to the roar of a partisan Michigan crowd celebrating a back-to-back Big Ten championship inside Lucas Oil Stadium, the sophomore running back did what came naturally.
ANN ARBOR, MI
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Bangladesh records highest monthly exports of over $5 bn in Nov

Dhaka, Dec 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) Bangladesh exported goods worth more than $5 billion in November, the highest ever in a month, as demand for ready-made garment items continued to soar, according to the latest official data.
FOX 28 Spokane

Loud boom shakes Post Falls area, cause under investigation

POST FALLS, Idaho – Residents of the Post Falls area have reported a massive boom that shook floors and rattled windows around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday. While rumors of an accident of the BNSF railyard and the power plant have proliferated, multiple agencies have confirmed they are false, and no incident has occurred at either location. Northern Lakes Fire District states the glow near the plant that looks like a fire is typical and caused by the lights reflected off rising steam.
POST FALLS, ID

Mississippi State Football: Championship Saturday review

My father played a large role in my addiction to college football and the Mississippi State football team. I have grown up watching, listening to, and traveling to SEC games all over the country with him. One of the conversations we tend to always have before the weekend is the betting lines. Now hear me out… We don’t actually place any bets, but we do seem to know how the games will end up. Every week, my dad and I will call each other to pick the SEC lines of the week.
STARKVILLE, MS