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Japan, US say 3-way ties with S. Korea are key to security
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, agreed with Japanese officials Tuesday that three-way cooperation with South Korea is key to regional security and that an intelligence sharing pact between Tokyo and Seoul should not be scrapped. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he told Milley that discord among the three countries would only destabilize the region and benefit North Korea, China and Russia. "We shared a view that Japan-U.S.-South Korea cooperation is more important now than ever, as we discussed the latest situation related to North Korea, including the North's latest launch of ballistic missiles," Motegi said.

AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza
An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior militant with the Islamic Jihad group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Israeli officials described el-Atta as the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the militant group's top commander in Gaza. Tuesday's violence marked the latest in a long history of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an armed group that is backed by Iran.

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
A pair of Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a barrage of Gaza-fired rockets that reached as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge.

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Seahawks top Niners in NFL's game of the year
A thrilling matchup of NFC powers had incredible twists and turns before Seattle's field goal at the end of overtime sent San Francisco to its first loss.

Heartbreak for 49ers K Chase McLaughlin, who shanks chance to cement hero status
McLaughlin hits first 3 kicks in high-pressure game The rookie out of Illinois got off to a good start, hitting a 43-yard field goal to give the 49ers a lead on the game's opening drive. He made good on his second chance with a clutch 39-yard kick in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 21-21. And when the 49ers needed a hero send the game into overtime, he delivered with a perfect 47-yard boot with a single second remaining in regulation to tie the game at 24-24 In a game with a multitude of big moments, McLaughlin delivered one of the biggest and appeared to be setting himself up for regular work in the NFL.

LSU's Orgeron says locker room comments were 'fiery moment'
LSU coach Ed Orgeron says his boisterous and sometimes profane locker room speech after the top-ranked Tigers beat Alabama was not meant for public consumption and not meant to hurt anyone. A rowdy Orgeron can be heard yelling that LSU is going to beat Alabama in recruiting and ''every time they see us.'' Orgeron also uses an expletive to mock Alabama's ''Roll Tide'' rallying cry. ''The things that I say outside, to the media, those are things I want to get out, and if I wanted that to get out, I would have said that outside,'' Orgeron said Monday when asked about the social media post.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Algeria jails 22 protesters over Berber flags
Twenty-two Algerian demonstrators were handed one-year jail sentences Tuesday for "undermining national unity" by bearing the Berber minority's flag during anti-regime protests, a prisoners' rights group said. Algeria has been rocked by months of street protests demanding an overhaul of the entire political system. Army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah, the country's main powerbroker since the April resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has banned protesters from bearing flags other than the Algerian one.

Pemex Works to Strengthen System After Cyber Attack Attempts
(Bloomberg) -- Petroleos Mexicanos moved to bolster its computer systems after an attempted cyber attack over the weekend.Some employees were told not to access the company’s computer system Monday after it was unexpectedly shut down over the weekend, according to people familiar with the situation. The system was restored by the afternoon and a spokeswoman said operations were normal.The state oil company said in a statement late Monday that it was subjected to cyberattacks Nov. 10 that affected less than 5% of personal computing devices. Pemex’s system was apparently attacked by Ryuk ransomware, malicious software designed to extort money, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.Workers at PMI, Pemex’s trading arm, received internal messages advising them not to start their computers or connect to the Wi-Fi on their phones after the system was shut at noon on Sunday, according to emails seen by Bloomberg.While PMI’s system was operating again by Monday afternoon, emails from Pemex were being treated with caution and workers were advised not to use some Pemex services such as Pemex Movil, according to one email. Workers were cautioned that the company was running anti-virus programs that could slow down applications.Pemex didn’t immediately respond to a request confirming the authenticity of the emails.Disruptive technologies have been a double-edged sword in the global oil industry. As oil companies seek to improve efficiency and worker safety by increasingly digitizing their operations, they face unprecedented security risks through ever-more sophisticated cyber attacks.\--With assistance from Cyntia Barrera Diaz.To contact the reporter on this story: Amy Stillman in Mexico City at astillman7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Marino at dmarino4@bloomberg.net, Reg GaleFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Recession Doom Mongers Go Quiet as Growth Hopes Provide Cheer
(Bloomberg) -- Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Apple Podcast, Spotify or Pocket Cast.Germany through the worst of its downturn, peace in the trade war and and green shoots for the global economy next year.It’s what investors have long dreamed of. Now, they’re starting to believe it.Confidence in Germany’s economy has risen to a six-month high, while a Bank of America survey showed a record surge in optimism about the global outlook. Stocks have rallied and the U.S. 10-year yield is back up near 2%, after recession fears drove it well below that level this summer.Part of the uptick may reflect hopes that the U.S. and China are closer to a trade accord, while economic surveys are offering signs that the manufacturing-led slowdown has troughed. More recently, there’s been news that the Trump administration may delay a decision to slap tariffs on European cars -- a welcome development for Germany’s auto industry.The improvement in the ZEW -- which dropped to a near eight-year low over the summer -- comes just two days before data are expected to show Germany sank into a technical recession in the third quarter. But that’s effectively old news, and the improvement in forward-facing indicators means many are looking past it.Growth in Europe’s largest economy will probably resume this quarter, though remain at a very sluggish pace well into 2020.But the sense of hope is helping global equities, with the S&P 500 and Germany’s DAX among indexes near record highs. Benchmark Treasury yields have risen 25 basis points this month, setting them toward a break above 2%. Capturing the mood, the Bank of America survey also said investors sold more defensive stocks, such as utilities and staples, while turning to assets sensitive to the economic cycle, like value shares, financials and equities in the euro area.“Of course, it is early days. The hard data is still bad,” said Florian Hense, an economist at Berenberg. “But if genuine economic data start to confirm the message from markets and financial analysts, we can usually be reasonably confident that better times are ahead again.”The outlook is murky in parts. Not least because of the U.K. election next month and the ongoing, though reduced, risk of a no-deal Brexit. U.S. President Donald Trump, who speaks in New York later, could also derail the optimism if he pushes back on hopes about the chance of a U.S.-China trade deal.Any near-term relief on auto tariffs don’t necessarily mean a change the broad trend of trade tensions that will continue to weigh on global growth, according to HSBC global chief economist Janet Henry. HSBC sees the U.S. expansion slowing to 1.7% in 2020, below the 1.8% Bloomberg consensus.“We are operating in a different world of ongoing de-globalization trends,” she said on Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. “The bigger picture is going to be with us in the coming years.”To contact the reporter on this story: Fergal O'Brien in Zurich at fobrien@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net, Michael Hunter, Sid VermaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Top House Armed Services Republican: Trump's Ukraine call was 'inappropriate' but not impeachable
Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said President Trump's call with Ukraine's president was "inappropriate" — but it did not warrant his impeachment.

At an Iowa rally, progressive voters already talk about an Ocasio-Cortez presidency
As she took the stage in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted it was her “first time” in the key presidential primary state. But many of the thousands of people who came to see her campaign for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were confident it wouldn’t be her last visit. 

Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violence
Swedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of the safest countries in the world and while overall crime and murder rates remain low, gang wars in major cities have claimed an increasing number of victims in recent years. On Saturday, two 15-year-olds were shot outside a pizza restaurant in Malmo in what police said appeared to be a gang conflict over control of the drug trade in the area.

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