Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program, was killed in an ambush near Tehran that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump's presidency.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: COVID-19 vaccine adoption rates are 'wildcard' for U.S. stock rally
News this month of three promising coronavirus vaccines has helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 30,000, but some investors worry that slow vaccination rates may weaken next year's expected economic recovery.
Tesla could widen release of 'self-driving' software in two weeks
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday there will probably be a wider roll out of a new "Full Self Driving" software update in two weeks.
Brexit goes down to the wire: EU and UK say big differences remain
The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.
Ethiopian forces capture town, move toward Tigrayan capital, senior armed forces officer says
The Ethiopian military has seized control of the town of Wikro, 50 km (30 miles) north of the Tigrayan capital, a senior official said on Friday, a day after the government said it was beginning the "final phase" of an offensive in the northern region.
Over 700 gang members in Central America arrested in U.S.-assisted actions
El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have brought criminal charges against more than 700 members of cross-border criminal organizations, primarily the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs, in a U.S.-assisted effort, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.
Cubans stake out culture ministry in unusual display of dissent
More than 150 people staked out Cuba's culture ministry on Friday to show solidarity with dissident artists facing a state crackdown, in an unusually large display of public dissent on the Communist-run island.
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