TL;DR: WEEK OF 9 DECEMBER

Written by Millegram

TUE: RUSSIAN DOPING NOT DOPE 

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from all major sporting events for four years. Despite the ban, the athletes can compete in competitions under a neutral flag.
(Picture Credits: Financial Times)

Read more about the ban at CNA.

WED: GRETA THUNBERG NAMED AS Time’s 2019 PERSON OF THE YEAR

Greta Thunberg has been featured as Time’s 2019 Person of the Year. Earlier this year, she gained global recognition after giving a speech at the UN urging nations to do more for the climate. 
(Picture Credit: Jaye Young Seah)

Read more about Greta Thunberg at CNA.

THU: THE NTU STUDENT WHO CRIED WOLF

An NTU student made false allegations of an assault and gunshots. The Gurkhas were called in to assist, only to realise the whole case was fabricated. An investigation is underway.
(Picture Credit: TODAY Online)

Read more about the investigation at CNA.

THU: SDP CAN’T GET THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT

The POFMA Office issued three Correction Directions (CD) to the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) over false statements made on their facebook posts and website.
(Picture Credit: CNA)

Read more about the case at CNA.

FRI: UK ELECTIONS 2019 – LANDSLIDE CONSERVATIVE VICTORY

The Conservatives led by Boris Johnson have clinched their largest majority in parliament since 1987. Johnson has taken the victory as “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”
(Picture Credits: CNBC)

Read more about the election results (and Scotland’s issues with them) at BBC News.

FRI: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRAIN AT FULL SPEED

The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has approved two formal impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump. The full House will vote on them next week.
(Picture Credits: CBC)

Read more about the impeachment inquiry in this simple guide by BBC News.

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) China orders all foreign computers to be removed from state offices
2) Hong Kong mall protests flare with Carrie Lam in Beijing
3) Citing ‘credible death threat,’ Prince Andrew accuser says she’s not suicidal
4) The Vatican is using donations for the poor to fight its budget deficit, report says
5) Singapore athletics criticized after poor SEA games
6) Algeria holds presidential election as thousands demonstrate against vote
7) Egyptian anti-circumcision group calls for end to “male genital mutilation”
8) Enforcement officer kicks PMD rider off device to stop him
9) Silat, Thai massage and ‘ak-kalpak’: 4 Asian cultural practices newly awarded UNESCO heritage status
10) Singapore aims to put 12% of students through work-study pathway by 2030
11) ‘Seriously, Finland?’ Red-faced minister deletes Instagram poll on IS women
12) South Korean protestors destroy portraits of US ambassador
13) US and China agree to Phase One trade deal

Contributors: Clement Ng, Jong Ching Yee, Terence Tan

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