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Mexico to Raise Minimum Wage...to $4.70 a Day

Nearly 25 million Mexicans are getting a pay raise. From $4.25 to $4.70 -- a day. Mexican government and business leaders agreed to raise the country's minimum wage starting on December 1 to 88.36 pesos from 80.04 pesos. The 10% ...

5 Things for December 27: Snow, Anthrax Threats, Infrastructure Bill

Rich people are doing so well these days that their spending on luxury goods isn't even keeping up. Now, here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Around the World, Kids' Christmas Gifts Include KFC, Books and 'pooping logs'

Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow, are now relishing -- or eagerly awaiting -- holiday celebrations around the world.

Argentina Passes Controversial Economic Reform

A major pension reform became law in Argentina early Tuesday morning after violent protests rocked the nation's capital, Buenos Aires, on Monday.

Yemen Rebels Fire Ballistic Missile On Saudi Capital, State TV Reports

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has said it intercepted a ballistic missile south of Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Saudi state television station Al Ekhbariya. The missile did not cause any damage.

Indian Ruling Party Narrowly Wins Key State Election

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has retained power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat -- but only by a whisker.

'Changes must be made': Shocking Australian Child Abuse Inquiry Ends

Children are still being sexually assaulted in Australian institutions. That was the stark warning of an exhaustive five-year investigation by an Australia Royal Commission into institutional child sex abuse that concluded Thursday.

Egyptian Lawyer Sentenced to Prison After Making Controversial Rape Comments

Nabih al-Wahsh, a lawyer in Egypt, has been sentenced to three years in prison for comments he recently made about rape back in October. During a televised debate on a draft law on prostitution, he reportedly said (in Arabic) that ...

White House: Jerusalem Embassy Move a 'recognition of reality'

President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and direct the State Department to begin the process to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, senior administration officials said.

South Korea Doubts North Korea's Ability to Launch Nuclear ICBM

South Korea believes there is "no concrete evidence" that North Korea has mastered the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's foreign minister has told CNN.

Trump's Jerusalem Decision Promises Upheaval

President Donald Trump's fragile political standing among American voters may be about to cause dangerous reverberations in the Middle East.

Theresa May Assassination Plot Suspect in Court

A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared in court Wednesday charged with terrorism offenses.

5 Things for December 6: Jerusalem, Olympics, John Conyers, Roy Moore, Wildfires

Is a home-repair job hanging over your head? Just wait. In the future, houses might just fix themselves. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

US Risks Losing Artificial Intelligence Arms Race to China and Russia

More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another "Sputnik moment" amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to ...

Defector's Family Returned to North Korea After Being Caught in China

Chinese authorities have sent the wife of a North Korean defector back to the hermit state, despite an emotional plea from her husband to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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