Quick Glance: Democrats Vote to Subpoena Supreme Court Conservative Allies
- Senate Democrats vote to subpoena conservative allies of Supreme Court justices to learn about undisclosed gifts.
- Republicans push back against demanding information from Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo.
- Democrats argue for more information from Crow and Leo, stating that the court's code of conduct is insufficient.
- Republicans resist, claiming the effort aims to delegitimize the conservative court majority.
Quick Glance: Jodie Foster: Superhero Movies Lasting Too Long
- Jodie Foster criticizes the lasting dominance of superhero movies and hopes for their end soon.
- Nevertheless, she admires movies like 'Iron Man', 'Black Panther', and 'The Matrix', emphasizing that this is not the reason for her acting career.
Many of the sales team at Elon Musk's X reportedly resigned in the past month after getting bonuses.
Quick Glance: Twitter Successor X: Musk Insults Defecting Advertisers
- Elon Musk lashes out at major advertisers who have withdrawn from X.
- Musk warns that a boycott by advertisers will kill X (formerly Twitter).
- Musk emphasizes that he is not an antisemite and that the visit to Israel was unrelated to the controversy surrounding his X post.
Safina Namukwaya used IVF treatment to conceive and gave birth via caesarean.
Quick Glance: 70-Year-Old Ugandan Woman Gives Birth to Twins
- In an interview with the Monitor, Ms. Namukwaya expressed her anticipation of a miracle happening on Wednesday.
- Carrying twins at her age was not something she had expected or planned.
- Her partner organized transport to the hospital after she expressed her inability to afford it.
- Feeling insulted for being childless, Ms. Namukwaya decided to get pregnant.
Quick Glance: Dairy Billionaire Meets Privately with Alice Weidel
- Milk mogul Theo Müller confirms regular meetings with AfD leader Alice Weidel.
- Müller confirms first contact with AfD according to media report.
- Müller emphasizes no financial support for AfD personally or through his company.
- Weidel's spokesperson confirms no donations from Müller or his associates.
Quick Glance: Tesla Unveils Cybertruck for $61,000
- Elon Musk presented the futuristic electric vehicle in Austin and began delivering to buyers.
- The Cybertruck is priced at $61,000 to $100,000, depending on the model.
- Tesla showcased videos of the Cybertruck beating other vehicles in a towing competition and a race.
- Competition from Ford and Rivian has also increased with their own electric pickups.
Quick Glance: Baldur's Gate 3: Performance Upgrades for PC and PS5
- Next update to bring performance upgrades for PC and PS5, thanks to optimization for Xbox.
- Larian Studios' Michael Douse shares details on the upcoming Patch 5 changes.
- The update will also include other exciting changes besides performance improvements.
- Baldur's Gate 3 leads nominations for The Game Awards and recently won at the Golden Joystick Awards.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Israeli ...
Quick Glance: Blinken Calls on Israel to Uphold International Law
- Blinken reaffirms U.S. support for Israel’s right to self-defense.
- He emphasizes the importance of compliance with international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians in Gaza.
- Blinken urges accountability for settler extremists and the resumption of the peace process.
- Netanyahu remains silent on settler violence or a two-state solution after the meeting with Blinken.
Quick Glance: Uganda Secures Spot in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024
- Uganda secured their place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies with a convincing win against Rwanda in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier.
- This will mark Uganda's debut in a senior ICC World Cup.
- They will be joining Namibia from the Africa qualifier in the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will feature 20 teams for the first time ever.
- Zimbabwe will miss out for the second time in three editions after losing to both Namibia and Uganda.
South Africa has received a consignment of 450 gasoline generators donated by China to alleviate the country's severe power cuts. 📸: Getty Images t.co/7TOAMJgfsP
Quick Glance: Africa: 70-year-old Ugandan Gives Birth to Twins
- Safina Namukwaya became pregnant with twins after IVF treatment
- The Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Kampala confirmed the birth
- China donated 450 gasoline generators to alleviate South Africa's power cuts
- The generators will be officially received by South Africa's Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
New billionaires made more of their fortunes from inheritance than from ...
'The great wealth transfer' is here
Quick Glance: UBS Reports Shift to Inherited Wealth Among New Billionaires
- Number of billionaires worldwide rose by 7% to 2,544, with their total worth increasing by 9% to an estimated $12 trillion.
- For the first time, inherited wealth of the newly-minted super-rich surpassed cash generated by self-made billionaires.
- Among the 137 new billionaires, 53 heirs inherited a total of $150.8 billion, exceeding the 84 new self-made billionaires' total of $140.7 billion.
- The shift to inherited wealth presents a big opportunity for UBS, but also a risk as long-standing relationships end and the owners of massive wealth change.
In view of the budget crisis and the debates within the traffic light government ...
Markus Söder calls for new elections for 2024
Quick Glance: Söder Calls for New Elections Amid Budget Crisis
- CSU leader Markus Söder calls for new elections at the federal level.
- Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder (CSU) demands consequences at the federal level in light of the current budget crisis.
- Söder suggests a possible reformation of the Grand Coalition with the SPD after a new election.
- Söder firmly opposes the abolition or reform of the debt brake.
It’s her, hi — Taylor Swift is Spotify’s 2023 most-played artist. According to Spotify Wrapped, Swift was 2023's most-streamed artist globally ... Show more
Quick Glance: Taylor Swift Triumphs on Spotify in 2023
- Taylor Swift, captivating on stage.
- Over 26 billion streams on Spotify by Swift in 2023.
- First female artist at the top spot since 2015.
- Complex calculation of streaming data and listening habits in the Wrapped campaign.
Quick Glance: Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Passes Away at 65
- The frontman of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, has passed away at the age of 65.
- In recent years, MacGowan had been battling various health issues and was recently treated for an infection in Dublin.
- Thanks to the 1987 hit Fairytale Of New York, the Irish star will forever be associated with the festive season.
- MacGowan was known as a punk rebel and for his excessive lifestyle, which also took a toll on his health.
Quick Glance: Trump's Gag Order Reinstated in Civil Fraud Trial
- Former President exits court after testifying
- Previously lifted gag order back in place
- Decision pending on appeal from Trump's legal team
- Gag order prohibits comments about Judge Engoron's staff
The actor, famed for his role as drug dealer Jimmy Corkhill in ...
'British soap icon'
Quick Glance: Brookside Actor Dean Sullivan Passes Away at 68
- Sullivan played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside from 1986 to 2003, becoming the longest-serving cast member and a British soap icon.
- Born and educated in Liverpool, Sullivan starred in Brookside during its peak, regularly drawing audiences of eight million.
- In 2003, Sullivan won the British Soap Award for outstanding achievement for his 17-year role as Jimmy in the Mersey TV soap.
- Jimmy was Brookside's longest-serving character, with Sullivan filming more episodes than any other actor.
Quick Glance: The Costliest Cities of 2023
- Two cities, one in Asia and one in Europe, are the priciest in the world.
- The global cost of living crisis is ongoing.
- The average cost of living rose by 7.4% according to the annual Worldwide Cost of Living Index.
- The survey for the 2023 Worldwide Cost of Living compared prices of 200 products and services in 173 major cities.
Quick Glance: Mercedes and the AfD Issue
- Mercedes publicly distances itself from the AfD.
- The German economy publicly discusses the handling of the AfD.
- Investigations reveal questionable practices in Mercedes' dealings with the AfD.
Quick Glance: Struggling Single Mum: Financial Challenges for Christmas on £23k Salary
- A single mum's online claim about being unable to afford the Christmas she wants on a £23,000 salary has sparked discussions.
- Abbie Palmer, a customer services manager, had to skip a festive food shop at Aldi due to financial constraints.
- She typically spends £300 on each of her children at Christmas but can only afford a total of £100 this year.
- Abbie suspects she has anemia but fears seeking medical help due to financial concerns.
Quick Glance: Tesla files lawsuit against Sweden over strikes
- IF Metall Stockholms län chairman Emma Hansson supports strike
- Tesla sues Transport Agency for unfair treatment
- 130 staff at Tesla repair shops demand better working conditions
- Eight other unions target Tesla in sympathy with the repair workers
Quick Glance: Comer Rejects Public Hearing for Hunter Biden
- Comer stated that Democrats would be 'yelling and screaming' at a public hearing with Hunter Biden.
- Over 10,000 pages of documents regarding Hunter Biden’s financial transactions with enemies worldwide have been obtained.
- Hunter Biden's attorney proposed a public hearing in response to a subpoena but was denied.
- Comer denied the request to make the December testimony public but offered to do so after the private deposition.
According to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, Moscow's troops are ...
Massive losses in Ukraine: NATO
Quick Glance: NATO: Russia Suffers Massive Losses in Ukraine
- NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg reports massive losses of Russian troops in Ukraine.
- Ukraine still needs support.
- Stoltenberg warns against expecting the losses to quickly end the war.
- Stoltenberg acknowledges Ukraine's successes in defending against the invaders.
Quick Glance: ECB's Focus: Euro Area Inflation Drops to 2.4 Percent
- Has the ECB almost reached its 2 percent inflation goal?
- Despite some hurdles and pitfalls.
- Inflation rate in the Euro area was 2.4 percent in November.
- In Germany, the inflation rate fell more than expected.
Quick Glance: GM Announces $10 Billion Stock Buyback and Dividend Increase
- GM plans to raise the quarterly dividend next year by 33% to 12 cents per share; launch an accelerated $10 billion repurchase program; and reinstate its 2023 forecast to include an estimated EBIT-adjusted impact from six weeks of U.S. labor strikes.
- GM CEO Mary Barra stated that the company is finalizing a budget for next year to fully offset the additional costs of new labor agreements.
- Net income for stockholders of $9.1 billion to $9.7 billion, compared to a previous outlook of $9.3 billion to $10.7 billion.
- Adjusted earnings per share of approximately $7.20 to $7.70 including the stock buyback, compared to the previous outlook of $7.15 to $8.15.
Quick Glance: Jamie Lynn Spears leaves I'm A Celebrity in shocking exit
- Singer and actress Jamie Lynn Spears has left the Australian jungle camp for medical reasons.
- Last week, she threatened to quit after becoming emotional due to missing her children.
- On Monday, she informed her campmates that she has left the camp for medical reasons.
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