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Morning Briefing: November 30, 2018 (FRIDAY)

30/11/2018 News desk

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

China: Trade deal possible at G20 if US is fair minded  

China and the United States can reach a trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Argentina this week, the state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, but Washington must be "fair minded" if it wants to defuse spiralling tensions. (The Telegraph) The leaders from the world’s 20 biggest economies converge on Buenos Aires today looking for consensus on the global flows of trade and investment – at a time when such consensus has been increasingly difficult to come by. (The Guardian) Meanwhile, May has said that if she meets Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, she will press him over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and slaughter of civilians in Yemen. (The Independent)

'Bully who attacked' Syrian refugee in school has fled UK

A teenager accused of attacking a 15-year-old Syrian refugee has fled the country with his mother after a video of the incident went viral, his brother has told MailOnline. The 16-year-old who is set to be charged with assault is no longer in Huddersfield after the footage from October at Almondbury Community School led to him and his mother being threatened, according to his older brother. However, he also boasted of an 'army' surrounding the teenager as a police van remained outside the family home. (Daily Mail)

Ukraine: Russian tanks are massing at the border

The Ukrainian president has said he has evidence that Russian military tanks are massing along his country's border. Petro Poroshenko has shown Sky News images of what he claims are tanks lining up along the border, close to where Russia stores its ammunition. (Sky News)

Sadiq Khan under pressure to stop Met police's gun patrols plan

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has come under pressure to order Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, to stop plans for officers to patrol residential areas of the city with their guns on show. The plans being considered by the Met are supposed to boost community confidence and public safety, but triggered swinging criticism on Thursday night. (The Guardian)

In Depth: Tragedy behind Steve McQueen's new mob film Widows

It is a fast-paced heist movie with a serious twist - a script which mixes criminal capers with sombre reflections on the world we live in today. Steve McQueen’s new film Widows tells the story of three mob wives who, after their husbands are killed during a botched robbery, plan a raid of their own, with the help of another woman, to pay off the debts they’ve been left with. (Mirror)

Video of the day: Inside UK’s last surviving teddy bear factory

UK’s last teddy bear factory has thrown open its doors to reveal how the most bespoke handmade toys in the UK are made – just in time for Christmas. The fourth-generation family-run Merrythought factory in Ironbridge, Shrops, launched nine decades ago in 1930 with its traditional bears a cult classic ever since. (Dailymotion)

On this day

© associated ´press 1982: Michael Jackson releases what will be the best-selling album of all time, 'Thriller.' Of the album's nine tracks, seven will reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. 'Thriller' will be among the first albums to use music videos as a marketing tool. (Bing)

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