What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (December 8, 2017).

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Minnesota Sen. Franken said he would resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. Rep. Franks of Arizona announced that he too would be resigning.

Congress passed a two-week stopgap spending bill, avoiding a partial government shutdown while deferring a broader fight.

Clashes between Israelis and Palestinians erupted a day after Trump said the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, who is leading an austerity drive at home, was the bidder who paid $450.3 million for a da Vinci.

The devastating wildfires in Southern California have been fanned by unusually powerful winds.

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Germany's largest opposition party said it would enter talks with Merkel's conservatives over forging a new government.

Turkish leader Erdogan criticized the status of Muslims in Greece during his state visit to Athens.

The House ethics panel ended an inquiry into Rep. Nunes, saying it found no evidence he released classified information to the public.

An ex-South Carolina policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist received a sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

The former doctor for the U.S. women's gymnastics team was sentenced to 60 years on child pornography counts.

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December 08, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)