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Update: Amid escalating tensions and stern words from both sides (China warning both Canada and the US over Huawei CFO's arrest, warning of "retaliation" and "further action", with the US countering with "hard deadlines" and concerns of "predatory behavior"), US futures have tumbled at the open, back below Thursday's pre-panic-bid lows.
via Futures Tumble After China Summons US Ambassador, Threatens "Further Action" Over Huawei Arrest | Zero Hedge
Richard Moyes, an honorary fellow at the University of Exeter and founding member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (CSKR), has come out and said that the long-term use of Terminator-like killer robots could result in unnecessary loss of life (stock) A University of Exeter honorary fellow has called for more control of killer robots He has said they should be overseen by humans and not have total autonomy The machines may cause unnecessary death to both civilians and soldiers An international agreement to prohibit fully autonomous killing machines was blocked  in September by a handful of nations - including Australia and the US
via 'Unpredictable' killer robots could go 'off the rails' | Daily Mail Online
U.S. Accused Of “A Declaration Of War” Against China As The Stock Market Teeters On The Precipice Of Disaster On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted almost 800 points before roaring back and recovering nearly all of those losses. The Dow closed just 79 points lower for the day, and if you only looked at the final number you would be tempted to believe that there is not much reason for concern.  But these wild swings up and down are precisely what we witnessed back in 2008, and they are a sign that the stock market is literally teetering on the precipice of disaster.
via U.S. Accused Of “A Declaration Of War” Against China As The Stock Market Teeters On The Precipice Of Disaster
A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest is covered in blood after getting in injured during a protest in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. President Trump meanwhile twisted the knife, tweeting Saturday morning: "The Paris Agreement isn't working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. "People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting "We Want Trump!" Love France."
via French Yellow Vest protesters tear gassed in violent clashes with riot police in Paris | Fox News