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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Posted On: Dec 7, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Here's everything you need to know on Friday.
1. US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, to replace Nikki Haley as the UN ambassador. Haley abruptly resigned in October and is set to leave by the end of the year.
2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats will vote for a new party leader. The frontrunners are Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel's protege, and Friedrich Merz, a Merkel rival.
3. Ukraine is urging the west to increase sanctions against Russia. Kiev has accused Moscow of sowing "instability and insecurity" amid heightened tensions near Crimea.
4. France is closing down the Eiffel Tower in preparation for more clashes between protesters and police. "Yellow vest" anti-government protests have raged in the capital for weeks and are expected to continue.
5. Ridesharing service Lyft officially filed paperwork for an IPO. It's the first major ride-hailing company to officially launch its initial public offering, beating...

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