UN peacekeepers killed - UN peacekeepers were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an attack that was allegedly carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces. UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres called the attack one of the worst on UN peacekeepers in recent memory. Five Congo soldiers were also killed, while 53 others were wounded.
Indian soldier opens fire on colleagues - An Indian soldier shot and killed people and injured one other person at a camp in Chhattisgarh, India. The man allegedly got into a fight with a colleague and then started shooting with an AK-47. The man was detained, and investigators are trying to determine why he opened fire.
Teenager arrested after Instagram photo in Germany - A teenage Afghan asylum seeker posted a photo on Instagram in Ravensburg, Germany at a Christmas market, with bombs superimposed on the photo. The teenager admitted that he was joking, but he is now facing charges of making threats to commit a crime. Police said there was no evidence that the threat was real.
Germany accuses China of using fake LinkedIn profiles - The Germany intelligence agency has accused China of using fake LinkedIn profiles to learn information about German politicians, and others. The intelligence agency believes that China has targeted over 10,000 Germans, and it says China is trying to undermine German politics. China has yet to respond to the allegations.
Judge asks for former president to be arrested - Former Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is under scrutiny after a judge said he wants her arrested due to allegations of a political cover-up. Argentina’s Senate would have to vote for her arrest because she has parliamentary immunity. The judge also asked that Argentina’s former foreign minister Hector Timerman be arrested for being connected to the alleged cover-up.
Argentina continues search for missing submarine - Argentina believes that 44 people on a naval submarine are dead after the submarine has been missing for a month. It is believed that an explosion caused the submarine’s disappearance off Argentina’s coast. Argentina says the submarine reported a battery short-circuit, The United States and Russia are searching for the submarine.
U.S. reports job growth - The U.S. Labor Department reported that U.S. jobs grew more than expected in November. The unemployment rate was around 4.1 percent in November, and it is believed that there was an increase of nearly 200,000 jobs. The U.S. Labor Department also reported that wages increased by over two percent year-on-year.
Wildfires sweep across California California is continuing its fight against the mass Thomas Fire. The fire has been largely pushed by Santa Ana winds and it has covered around 31,000 acres. California fire fighters say the fire is 15 percent contained and it is the largest fire in Los Angeles since 1961. Over 90,000 people in Southern California were forced to evacuate their homes.