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Morning Briefing: December 3, 2018 (MONDAY)

03/12/2018 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Meeqat Hashmi.

Russia deploys surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his press conference at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1, 2018. © Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his press conference at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1, 2018. Satellite images shot Sunday show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border. The intelligence report by ImageSat International indicates that the infrastructure for the S-400 battery was prepared in recent months, a long time before last weekend's naval encounters that sparked new tension between Russia and Ukraine. (FOX News)

DUP plotting to 'abandon' Theresa May

 The DUP is on the verge of ending its deal to support Theresa May's government. DUP sources said they were considering the move, reported The Times. The Northern Irish party's ten MPs have a confidence and supply deal with the government to give Mrs May a narrow majority in the Commons. But they may renege to vote against her Brexit deal over fears it will discriminate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. (Daily Mail) Meanwhile, Downing Street says Jeremy Corbyn is "running scared" of a Brexit debate with Theresa May. The debate is due to happen on 9 December - two days before MPs vote on the deal Mrs May has secured with the EU - but there is still disagreement over the format. (Sky News)

Former British cycling champion Paul Sherwen dies

Paul Sherwen attend the team presentation for the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California 2018 on May 11, 2018 in Long Beach, California. © Getty Paul Sherwen attend the team presentation for the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California 2018 on May 11, 2018 in Long Beach, California. British Cycling has led the tributes to Paul Sherwen after it was reported the former national road race champion and hugely respected broadcaster had died, aged 62, on Sunday. Sherwen's career as a cyclist got under way in 1977 at the Athlétic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt. The Briton claimed three professional wins on the continent – stages at the Four Days of Dunkirk and Tour Méditerranéen and the one-day Tour du Hainaut Occidentale – before adding the national road race to his palmarès in 1987.(The Telegraph)

Macron returns as France weighs state of emergency

France's President Emmanuel Macron, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration, in Paris, France December 2, 2018. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS © Thomson Reuters France's President Emmanuel Macron, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris police Prefect Michel Delpuech arrive to visit firefighters and riot police officers the day after a demonstration, in Paris, France December 2, 2018. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS President Emmanuel Macron returned to France on Sunday from a summit meeting in Argentina to find his country in turmoil after a day of violent protests. After surveying the destruction, Mr Macron ordered Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to meet with representatives of the “Yellow Vests” protest movement and with the leaders of the opposition political parties. (The New York Times)

In Depth: Meet the man who built an empire detaining migrant children

Juan Sanchez earned $1.5 million last year as Southwest Key’s chief executive © The New York Times Juan Sanchez earned $1.5 million last year as Southwest Key’s chief executive Mr Juan Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a migrant crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, houses more migrant children than any other in the US. He seized the chance when thousands unaccompanied children began crossing the border during the Obama era. (The New York Times)

Video of the day: 'Alien artefacts' could be hiding in our solar system

'Alien artifacts' could be hiding in our solar system © Buzz60 'Alien artifacts' could be hiding in our solar system Harvard astronomers say interstellar objects should be investigated as they could be alien in origin. (Buzz60)

On this day

Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor Napoleon I, 15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821, was a French general, revolutionary dictator and emperor, digital improved reproduction of an original print from 1880. © Getty Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor Napoleon I, 15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821, was a French general, revolutionary dictator and emperor, digital improved reproduction of an original print from 1880. 1804: The 35-year-old military strategist becomes the first emperor of France in 1,000 years. The ceremony is held at Notre Dame Cathedral in the presence of the pope. Napoleon will rule until 1814 and, briefly, in 1815. He will die at 51, in exile on a remote island in the Atlantic. (Bing)

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