The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 4th, 2019 evening edition

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Donald Trump has reacted furiously to footage of world leaders apparently making fun of him, calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” then cancelling a press conference and cutting short his attendance at a Nato summit.

Mr Trudeau apparently said of Mr Trump while speaking with Boris Johnson, Mr Macron, Mark Rutte and Princess Anne.

He says there was no pressure on him from Trump to do him the “favour” he was asked for.

However, Trump announced that Pence had had “one or two” phone conversations of a similar nature, dragging him into the crisis.

Nonetheless, Nato had had a “tremendous” two days, with leaders pledging to contribute more money to the alliance, Mr Trump insisted.

The president and his wife, Melania, had previously been due to leave London at 5.05pm this afternoon, following the press conference.

In his own press conference, Mr Johnson dismissed suggestions that he and other leaders had been joking about Mr Trump as “complete nonsense”. »

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

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The Associated Press has obtained a list, compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks, that identifies hundreds of girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China.

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. »

Subreddit That Hates on ‘Game of Thrones’ Is the Most Popular TV Subreddit of 2019

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According to Reddit’s 2019 Year in Review report, which was released Wednesday, the “Freefolk” subreddit is the most popular of the platform’s TV communities, with the “Game of Thrones” subreddit coming in at No. 2 for the year.

As you can see, reality TV had a big year on Reddit, with seven of those 10 slots belonging to unscripted programming.

Fun fact: The Freefolk subreddit, the king of this year’s TV communities, didn’t even crack the Top 10 last year when looking at unique views. »

After the Rapper T.I.’s Remarks, N.Y. May Ban ‘Virginity Tests’

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His comments last month sparked a national conversation around a procedure that scientists have long denounced as bogus and unsupported by evidence, as well as a violation of a woman’s rights.

“To use your platform to say that you did this is just misogynistic and it sets the women’s movement back.”.

The legislation would prohibit medical practitioners from performing virginity examinations, and would subject them to penalties for professional misconduct if they breach the ban. »