Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Thursday.
1. The band whose concert was attacked by terrorists in Paris have given their first interview on the shocking incident. The Eagles of Death Metal were playing at the Bataclan Theatre when it was stormed by Islamist gunmen.
6. Chinese insurers are expected to spend $73 billion (£48 billion) in acquiring overseas properties over the next five years as they speed up diversification, according to a report published on Wednesday by real estate services firm DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield.
7. Russia has already begun exacting revenge against Turkey after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish F-16s near the Turkish-Syrian border. “We’re not going to wage a war against Turkey. … But we will seriously reconsider our agreements with the Turkish government,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
8. This is how the UK’s Chancellor George Osborne magicked up £18.7 billion without hurting public finances in his Autumn Statement. The bi-annual spending review, which sets out the government’s spending plans and economic forecasts, was delivered to the House of Commons on Wednesday.
9. A hacker who once advertised having access to user account information for websites like Facebook and Twitter has been linked through a Russian email address to the theft of a record 1.2 billion internet credentials, the FBI said in court documents.
10. American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action that could include criminal charges.
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