Watch: Trump hosts Louisiana State University football team as impeachment trial looms

President Donald Trump on Friday hosts the Louisiana State University football team at the White House as his impeachment trial gears up in the Senate. It’s a tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, however, some pro athletes have declined post-victory invitations from Trump. The Golden State Warriors, for example, did not visit the White House in 2017. Louisiana’s visit comes a day after the Senate formally began Trump’s impeachment trial. On Friday, Trump announced his legal


President Donald Trump on Friday hosts the Louisiana State University football team at the White House as his impeachment trial gears up in the Senate.
It’s a tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, however, some pro athletes have declined post-victory invitations from Trump.
The Golden State Warriors, for example, did not visit the White House in 2017.
Louisiana’s visit comes a day after the Senate formally began Trump’s impeachment trial.
On Friday, Trump announced his legal
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Watch: Trump hosts Louisiana State University football team as impeachment trial looms

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President Donald Trump on Friday hosts the Louisiana State University football team at the White House as his impeachment trial gears up in the Senate.

On Monday, the team won the college playoff final, which Trump attended in New Orleans.

It’s a tradition for championship teams to visit the White House, however, some pro athletes have declined post-victory invitations from Trump. The Golden State Warriors, for example, did not visit the White House in 2017.

Louisiana’s visit comes a day after the Senate formally began Trump’s impeachment trial.

On Friday, Trump announced his legal team for the trial, which is expected to get started on Tuesday. His defense team will include Ken Starr, the independent counsel whose report led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson.

The impeachment inquiry was triggered by Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. While withholding congressionally approved military aid, Trump in the call pressed his newly elected counterpart to announce an investigation into Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

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Amazon’s $1 billion investment in India is no big favor, trade minister says

Mobile dealers and members of Ahmedabad Mobile Dealer’s Association hold placards as they protest against online shopping platform Amazon outside their closed mobile shops in Ahmedabad on January 15, 2020. Amazon hasn’t done India any big favors by investing $1 billion in the country, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare the tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit by its CEO Jeff Bezos. “They may have put in a billion dollars but then if they make a loss of a billio


Mobile dealers and members of Ahmedabad Mobile Dealer’s Association hold placards as they protest against online shopping platform Amazon outside their closed mobile shops in Ahmedabad on January 15, 2020.
Amazon hasn’t done India any big favors by investing $1 billion in the country, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare the tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit by its CEO Jeff Bezos.
“They may have put in a billion dollars but then if they make a loss of a billio
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Amazon's $1 billion investment in India is no big favor, trade minister says

Mobile dealers and members of Ahmedabad Mobile Dealer’s Association hold placards as they protest against online shopping platform Amazon outside their closed mobile shops in Ahmedabad on January 15, 2020.

Amazon hasn’t done India any big favors by investing $1 billion in the country, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare the tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart are facing mounting criticism from India’s brick-and-mortar retailers, which accuse the U.S. giants of violating Indian law by racking up billions of dollars of losses to fund deep discounts and discriminating against small sellers. The companies deny the allegations.

“They may have put in a billion dollars but then if they make a loss of a billion dollars every year then they jolly well have to finance that billion dollars,” Indian trade minister Piyush Goyal told a security conference in New Delhi.

“So it’s not as if they are doing a great favor to India when they invest a billion dollars.”

Bezos, who is currently in India, said on Wednesday Amazon would invest $1 billion to bring small businesses online in the country, seen as part of the company’s efforts to dispel criticism.

Ahead of Bezos’ visit, the Competition Commission of India launched a probe into Amazon and Flipkart to look at allegations of deep discounts and whether the companies discriminate against small sellers.

Goyal said the allegations were “an area of concern for every Indian.”


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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announces $1 billion investment into India businesses as business owners protest his visit

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announces $1 billion investment into India businesses as business owners protest his visit1 Hour AgoAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement at Amazon’s Smbhav event in New Delhi. Smbhav is a two-day event that Amazon holds to connect with small and medium-sized businesses. At the same time as the event, small business owners across 300 cities in India protested his trip to the country.


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announces $1 billion investment into India businesses as business owners protest his visit1 Hour AgoAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement at Amazon’s Smbhav event in New Delhi.
Smbhav is a two-day event that Amazon holds to connect with small and medium-sized businesses.
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos announces $1 billion investment into India businesses as business owners protest his visit

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announces $1 billion investment into India businesses as business owners protest his visit

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement at Amazon’s Smbhav event in New Delhi. Smbhav is a two-day event that Amazon holds to connect with small and medium-sized businesses. At the same time as the event, small business owners across 300 cities in India protested his trip to the country.


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Secretary of State Pompeo heads to Silicon Valley to dine with tech leaders

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the San Francisco Bay Area this week with the backdrop of uncertainty in Iran and the looming 2020 election. Pompeo was slated to arrive in the area Sunday, with his trip extending through Wednesday, according to a State Department press release. Following remarks to tech-heavy public policy organization, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, at the Commonwealth Club of California, Pompeo will dine with about 15 people at a private meeting Monday, Bloombe


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the San Francisco Bay Area this week with the backdrop of uncertainty in Iran and the looming 2020 election.
Pompeo was slated to arrive in the area Sunday, with his trip extending through Wednesday, according to a State Department press release.
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Secretary of State Pompeo heads to Silicon Valley to dine with tech leaders

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a brief photo opportunity before a meeting with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides at the U.S. Department of State on November 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the San Francisco Bay Area this week with the backdrop of uncertainty in Iran and the looming 2020 election.

Pompeo was slated to arrive in the area Sunday, with his trip extending through Wednesday, according to a State Department press release. The secretary was set to meet with an undisclosed list of “technology companies and foreign counterparts from Japan and the Republic of Korea,” according to the press release.

Following remarks to tech-heavy public policy organization, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, at the Commonwealth Club of California, Pompeo will dine with about 15 people at a private meeting Monday, Bloomberg reported. The guest list includes Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, venture capitalist Marc Andreesen and Silicon Valley Bank CEO Gregory Becker, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

An Oracle spokesperson declined to comment. The State Department and representatives from the other companies did not immediately return requests for comment or confirmation of Bloomberg’s reporting, but Pompeo’s public schedule confirms a “dinner with U.S. business leaders.”

Tech companies have had a cautious relationship with the Trump administration as employees at companies like Microsoft and Amazon have raised alarms about their leadership’s work with government agencies, especially over defense-related projects. But many executives have tried to maintain friendly relations as scrutiny of the power and size of the largest tech firms has grown in recent years.

According to the schedule, Pompeo will meet with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Palo Alto on Monday before delivering remarks to students at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Ahead of his visit to the Commonwealth Club, Pompeo will have lunch with Rice and former Secretary of State George Shultz.

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India trade group plans protests against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos across 300 cities

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials. Details of Bezos’ visit, including his arrival date and the duration of his stay are not known. The Confederation of All India Tra


Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials.
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India trade group plans protests against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos across 300 cities

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials.

Bezos will participate in an Amazon event in capital New Delhi aimed at connecting with small and medium-sized enterprises, three sources told Reuters.

He has also sought meetings with the prime minister and other government officials, with conversations expected to center around e-commerce, one of the sources familiar with the matter said.

Details of Bezos’ visit, including his arrival date and the duration of his stay are not known.

Amazon did not respond to a request to confirm the visit. The prime minister’s office also did not respond to requests for comment.

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), a group representing roughly 70 million brick-and-mortar retailers, said it will protest across 300 cities during Bezos’ stay in the country.

CAIT has since 2015 waged a battle against online retailers Amazon and Walmart-controlled Flipkart, accusing them of deep discounts and flouting India’s foreign investment rules.

Both e-tailers have denied the allegations.

Amazon has previously said its platform provides business opportunities to thousands of small sellers, artisans, weavers and women entrepreneurs. But CAIT is not convinced.

“We plan to organize peaceful rallies against Jeff Bezos in all major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata as well as smaller towns and cities,” Praveen Khandelwal, the group’s secretary general told Reuters.

“We expect to mobilize at least 100,000 traders in the protests.”

With its 1.3 billion population and the world’s second-biggest smartphone user base that relies on cheap data for social media and online shopping, India is a key market for U.S. retailers Amazon and Walmart to grow their business.

Discounts on their platforms have helped lure Indians to shop online for everything from groceries to large electronic devices, a phenomenon which traders say has unfairly hurt their business.

New Delhi introduced rules last year to protect nearly 130 million people dependent on small-scale retail — a key voter base — by deterring large online discounts.

The rules forced e-commerce firms to change their business structures, drawing criticism from the United States and straining the two countries’ trade ties.

The federal commerce ministry is reviewing complaints and evidence filed by CAIT against Flipkart and Amazon, Reuters reported previously.


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Telemedicine could change the way you visit your doctor. Are we ready?

Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly. In addition to being “seen” by your doctor, telemedicine allows you and your physician to exchange health data and other information. Power study says telemedicine is reducing emergency room visits, noting that just a 1% decrease in emergency room visits, replaced by telemedicine, can result in average savings of $102 million per year. Power study, which i


Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly.
In addition to being “seen” by your doctor, telemedicine allows you and your physician to exchange health data and other information.
Power study says telemedicine is reducing emergency room visits, noting that just a 1% decrease in emergency room visits, replaced by telemedicine, can result in average savings of $102 million per year.
Power study, which i
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Telemedicine could change the way you visit your doctor. Are we ready?

Think of it as the 21st century version of the doctor’s house call. Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly.

Usage is up 53% from 2016 to 2017, according to a J.D. Power study issued in July.

“It’s really taking health care back to the patients and the customers of health care, which is very exciting,” Dr. Andrew Watson, vice president of Clinical Information Technology Transformation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said in an interview with CNBC’s “American Greed.”

Doctors and patients like the flexibility and time savings the online technology affords, particularly in rural areas where access to care can be difficult. In addition to being “seen” by your doctor, telemedicine allows you and your physician to exchange health data and other information.

Policymakers and insurance companies like the cost savings. The J.D. Power study says telemedicine is reducing emergency room visits, noting that just a 1% decrease in emergency room visits, replaced by telemedicine, can result in average savings of $102 million per year.

No wonder telemedicine is one of the few areas of health care with bipartisan agreement in Washington. A two-year budget deal approved in 2018 eased restrictions on Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine services, and a bill to combat the opioid epidemic, signed into law that year, included new funding for opioid-specific telemedicine services. In October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order further expanding the use of telemedicine under Medicare.

But the widespread appeal and growing acceptance of telemedicine has also attracted fraudsters seeking to use enthusiasm about the technology to their advantage.

Keisha Williams of Ashburn, Virginia, admitted running a $5 million scam in which she told prospective investors she had won the rights in a bankruptcy auction to telemedicine software created by an Austrian company, Zydacron. She said she needed the investors’ money to complete the purchase of the software, and she promised to pay them back with interest as high as 300%.

Excited by the prospects for telemedicine, some 50 investors ponied up tens of thousands of dollars apiece. But rather than using the money to purchase the software, Williams spent nearly all of it on herself, according to prosecutors, paying for expensive trips and luxury goods.

“Keisha Williams displayed absolutely no empathy whatsoever for her victims and the positions she had put them in. It was a lack of conscience that was verging on sociopathic,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Grace Hill told “American Greed.”

Williams, 44, pleaded guilty in 2018 to multiple felonies including fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. She is serving a 15½-year sentence at a minimum-security federal prison in West Virginia.

Watson, who is also a past president of the American Telemedicine Association, believes the technology and the prevalence of telemedicine are advancing to the point where scams like Williams’ are becoming far more difficult to pull off. He likens it to other medical technologies like transplantation and minimally invasive surgery.

“It’s all just the culture of a learning environment, and we’re getting used to a new way of doing medicine,” he said.

Despite that enthusiasm in the medical community, telemedicine is still reaching only a small percentage of the public.

The J.D. Power study, which included a June survey of 1,000 people, found that fewer than 10% had used telemedicine services in lieu of an office or emergency room visit. Usage was highest in the West — 11.1% — and lowest in the Northeast, 5.7%.

The study cited low awareness about the technology as the main obstacle to telemedicine’s growth. But patient skepticism is also an issue.

“It’s hard enough to get a doctor to listen to you when you’re sitting in front of them,” one survey respondent said. “I’m sure they would be even more distracted online.”

“It could be more prone to error without seeing a patient in person,” said another.

Others worried about whether the technology is secure.

“Massive privacy issues, I am unclear as to proof of providers’ qualifications,” a respondent said.

But Watson, a colorectal surgeon, believes those concerns will evaporate as patients and doctors become more accustomed to virtual visits.

“I’ve done over 500 consults — that’s when I see the patients and talk to them remotely,” he said. “I feel very comfortable taking care of them, seeing them, examining them and treating them. It’s very effective, and we’re seeing this in the literature as well, which is exciting.”

The J.D. Power study likens the development of telemedicine to public acceptance of mobile banking.

“Think about it,” the study says. “Ten years ago, would you have ever imagined taking a picture of a personal check for mobile deposit?”

But the study says the industry still has plenty of work to do to build public confidence in the technology.

“A ‘build it and they will come’ approach will not be optimal,” the researchers said.

Scams like Williams’ probably do not help.

See how Keisha Williams misused the promise of a burgeoning medical technology to extract $5 million from investors and fund her outrageously lavish lifestyle. Watch an ALL NEW episode of “American Greed,” Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on CNBC.


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Google’s travel site now shows you the best time to travel somewhere based on weather, crowds and prices

Google on Wednesday updated its travel site with features that will provide more information about where you’re planning to take your next trip. It will show you, for example, the cheapest and most expensive times of year at your destination, as well as the typical weather in that place. If you’re thinking about a vacation during the summer and want to travel somewhere sunny but not too hot, and also want to see the months when it’s cheapest to do so, you can do that using Google’s new travel si


Google on Wednesday updated its travel site with features that will provide more information about where you’re planning to take your next trip.
It will show you, for example, the cheapest and most expensive times of year at your destination, as well as the typical weather in that place.
If you’re thinking about a vacation during the summer and want to travel somewhere sunny but not too hot, and also want to see the months when it’s cheapest to do so, you can do that using Google’s new travel si
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Google's travel site now shows you the best time to travel somewhere based on weather, crowds and prices

Google on Wednesday updated its travel site with features that will provide more information about where you’re planning to take your next trip. It will show you, for example, the cheapest and most expensive times of year at your destination, as well as the typical weather in that place.

If you’re thinking about a vacation during the summer and want to travel somewhere sunny but not too hot, and also want to see the months when it’s cheapest to do so, you can do that using Google’s new travel site.

When you search for a destination, there’s a new tab that shows three options:

“Where to stay” with hotel recommendations

“When to visit” with information on the typical weather conditions, how busy the destination city typically is and when it’s the least expensive

“What you’ll pay” which provides more information on price ranges for hotels.”

It looks like this:


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Queen Elizabeth II to admit ‘bumpy’ year in Christmas speech

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year. He has been hospitalized in London for several days, but may still be able to return to Sandringham in time for Christmas. When Prince Charles was asked about Phi


The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day.
It was recorded before the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure.
Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year.
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Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

This new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the maple leaf brooch inherited from her mother, has been released for Canada Day (July 1) to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, on July 1, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a “bumpy” time.

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure.

Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year.

Talking about the need for reconciliation and forgiveness, Elizabeth says: “The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference.”

She is thought to be referring both to Britain’s tortuous path out of the European Union, which led to a lengthy political stalemate broken only earlier this month when voters gave the pro-Brexit Conservative Party a comfortable majority in Parliament, and to the royal family’s setbacks.

The problems facing the queen’s family this year included Prince Andrew’s retreat from public duties because of a disastrous TV interview in which he defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The family has also endured a public rift between Prince William and Prince Harry, who has traveled with his wife Meghan and young son Archie to Canada rather than spend the Christmas holidays at Sandringham Estate — the queen’s rural retreat, as has long been customary for senior royals.

Both Harry and Meghan have complained about constant scrutiny by the media as they settle into family life with 7-month-old Archie.

The health of 98-year-old Philip has been a constant concern. He has been hospitalized in London for several days, but may still be able to return to Sandringham in time for Christmas. Details about his condition haven’t been made public.

When Prince Charles was asked about Philip’s health during a visit to a flooded visit in South Yorkshire, Charles said Monday his father was, “Alright. When you get to that age things don’t work so well.”


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People are Uber-ing to the Vatican and the pyramids: Here are the top 15 tourist spots to Uber to

The hot spots might surprise you/ Here are the most popular tourist destinations around the world where people Ubered in 2019:1. Empire State BuildingPerhaps the most iconic building in Manhattan’s skyline, the Empire State Building provides impressive views from its 102nd floor observatory. The Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and attracts four million visitors a year. Buckingham PalaceThe royal residence Buckingham Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. Mo


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Empire State BuildingPerhaps the most iconic building in Manhattan’s skyline, the Empire State Building provides impressive views from its 102nd floor observatory.
The Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and attracts four million visitors a year.
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People are Uber-ing to the Vatican and the pyramids: Here are the top 15 tourist spots to Uber to

Uber has millions of drivers operating in more than 700 cities around the globe, so the rideshare app looked at data from 2019 to see which tourist attractions attracted the most travelers. The hot spots might surprise you/ Here are the most popular tourist destinations around the world where people Ubered in 2019:

1. Empire State Building

Perhaps the most iconic building in Manhattan’s skyline, the Empire State Building provides impressive views from its 102nd floor observatory. The Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and attracts four million visitors a year.

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2. Freedom Tower

The One World Trade Center, aka the “Freedom Tower” is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Built on the site of the original Twin Towers, the Freedom Tower is 1,776 feet tall and is designed to be the safest commercial structure in the world. The elevator to the One World Observatory climbs 102 stories in just 47 seconds.

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3. CN Tower

Over 1.5 million people visit Canada’s National Tower to catch stunning views of Toronto. Completed in 1976, the Tower’s unique antenna makes the building 1,815 feet tall.

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4. Arc de Triomphe

After the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, Napoleon ordered the Arc De Triomphe to be built in Paris in honor the French Army. The triumphant arch is located along the avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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5. Eiffel Tower

Since the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889, nearly 300 million visitors have come to see the monument, making it one of the most visited monument in the world. Of the 7 million people who flock to the Eiffel Tower each year, 75% are from outside of France.

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6. The Louvre

Located in Paris, France, The Louvre museum houses more than 35,000 artworks — including the “Mona Lisa.”

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7. Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest freestanding structure in the world at 2,716 feet. Fun fact: The striking design was inspired by the shape of a spider lily flower.

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8. Disneyland

“The Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland in Anaheim, California attracts an estimated 44,000 visitors each day, according to PBS. The park opened in 1955, followed by Disney World in 1965.

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9. Buckingham Palace

The royal residence Buckingham Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. About 15 million tourists flock to see the palace and witness the ceremonial “changing the guard.” Recently, however, Uber was stripped of its operating license in London due to a “pattern of failures” that put passengers at risk, CNBC reported. (Uber plans to appeal.)

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10. Golden Gate Bridge

The bright orange suspension bridge that connects San Francisco and Marin County, California is two miles long. Each year more than 20 million people cross the bridge.

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11. Sydney Opera House

Part-opera house, part-sculpture, the Sydney Opera House is the No. 1 tourist destination in Australia. More than 8.2 million visit the opera house each year, and there are shows 363 days a year.

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12. Berlin Wall

From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall separated East and West Germany. Today, a still-intact stretch of wall is covered in graffiti and art as a tourist attraction.

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13. The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is an active mosque that attracts tourists from all over the world. It was built between 1609 and 1616, and is named for the blue tiles used to decorate the interior.

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14. The Vatican

Each year, 6 million people visit the Vatican Museums, located in the Vatican State, according to Lonely Planet. There, you can see the Sistine Chapel along with other famous works by Raphael and Michelangelo. The museum is so popular, that in 2019 officials contemplated capping the number of people allowed to visit.

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15. Great Pyramid of Giza

An estimated 2.3 million stone blocks make up the Great Pyramids at Giza. The structures are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But it’s not as far of an Uber ride as you’d think: the pyramids are surrounded on three sides by the streets of Cairo and can even be seen from the window of a nearby Pizza Hut.


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Chinese premier says Hong Kong is not yet out of protest ‘dilemma’

Police stand guard during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin in Hong Kong on December 15, 2019. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the “dilemma” facing the city’s economy after months of sometimes violent protests. The meetings come after Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters on Sunday as the former British colony’s worst


Police stand guard during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin in Hong Kong on December 15, 2019.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the “dilemma” facing the city’s economy after months of sometimes violent protests.
The meetings come after Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters on Sunday as the former British colony’s worst
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Chinese premier says Hong Kong is not yet out of protest 'dilemma'

Police stand guard during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin in Hong Kong on December 15, 2019.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the “dilemma” facing the city’s economy after months of sometimes violent protests.

Li met with Lam during a regular duty visit where she is also due to hold a potentially pivotal meeting with President Xi Jinping.

The meetings come after Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters on Sunday as the former British colony’s worst political crisis in decades drags on into a seventh month.

“The SAR (special administrative region) government must continue its efforts, end violence and stop the chaos in accordance with the law and restore order,” Li said in his meeting with Lam, the opening remarks of which were broadcast by Cable TV.

Lam’s visit comes amid speculation in local media that talks with Xi could yield fresh directives on the city’s political crisis, including a possible cabinet reshuffle.

The two had previously met in Shanghai in early November when Xi expressed “high trust” in Lam despite the turmoil.

Lam, however, appeared to play down the prospects of a cabinet reshuffle before she left, saying the first task was to curb violence and restore order, while seeking to engage in more dialogue with the public.

Late on Sunday, groups of masked youths — angered by what they see as Chinese meddling in freedoms promised to Hong Kong when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — blocked roads around Mong Kok district, prompting police to fire multiple rounds of tear gas and baton charge crowds.

It was the first time in nearly two weeks that tear gas had been deployed by police.


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