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Current events of
December 4, 2018
Armed conflicts and attacks
Operation Northern Shield
Israel announces an operation to clear
tunnels from Lebanon-Israeli border.
The Times of Israel
Arts and culture
vote to rename the two main airports of
, after poet
Law and crime
The alleged boss of the
mafia clan is arrested along with 45 suspected accomplices in the
province of Palermo
. They are accused of aggravated extortion.
Politics and elections
Yellow vests movement
Following large protests against French President
's planned increases on
, French Prime Minister
announces that these plans will be suspended for at least six months.
Government of the United Kingdom
is found to be in
contempt of parliament
for the first time in history. The motion, which passed by 311 to 293 votes in the
House of Commons
, was triggered by
's government failing to publish its legal advice on its
Frank Scott Jr.
is elected Mayor of
Little Rock, Arkansas
, defeating Baker Kurrus in the runoff. Scott will become the city's first African-American mayor.
National Hockey League
announces that its board of governors unanimously approved a
. The new team will start play in the 2021–22 season, bringing the league's membership to 32 teams.
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