Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHO TRUMP IS WEIGHING FOR CHIEF OF STAFF
After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix.
2. CHINESE PAPER CALLS HUAWEI DETENTION ‘INHUMANE’
A bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive is set to resume in Vancouver after the U.S. alleged the firm used a shell company to evade trade curbs on Iran.
3. MACRON ADDRESSES FRANCE AMID PROTESTS
After weeks of “yellow vest” protests that have rattled the country, the president is expected to announce measures to reduce taxes and boost purchasing power.
4. ‘IT FELT LIKE PUNISHMENT’
Women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals, leaving Roma women vulnerable to racist abuse and physical violence, AP finds.
5. WHAT THEY’RE SEEING IN CYPRUS
The Mediterranean island has experienced a sharp rise in migrant arrivals this year as other European countries tighten their borders.
6. WHO SAYS UK CAN STILL CHANGE ITS MIND
The EU’s top court rules that Britain can revoke Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the 28-nation bloc that the process can be reversed, while Theresa May could face a humiliating defeat for her divorce plan.
7. IRAQ MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
Baghdad declares a national holiday after the grueling three-year war in which tens of thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced.
8. DEMOCRATS ADD LEGAL PRESSURE TO TRUMP
Top House lawmakers raise the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women.
9. CHURCH RENOVATION LIFTS CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN BETHLEHEM
A renovation of the Church of the Nativity offers visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years.
10. MIRACLE IN MIAMI
Kenyan Drake runs the last 52 yards as the Dolphins score on a pass and double lateral on the final play to stun New England 34-33.
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