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Author Name: Dina Spector
10 Most Important Things In The World, Dec. 5
Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Friday. The German central bank downgraded the country's growth forecasts for 2014, 2015, and 2016 on Friday. NASA will make its second attempt on Friday to launch its Orion space capsule, after wind gusts and rogue boat delayed Thursday's attempt. US President Obama will announce on Friday his choice to replace Chuck Hagel as defence secretary. Russian president Vladamir Putin warned Russians of hard times ahead in his annual national address on Thursday. Australia said it will not contribute to a UN climate fund established to help vulnerable countries prepare for rising seas and other extreme weather events. Malaysia Airlines, which is suffering from two plane disasters this year, said its shares will be suspended from the country's stock exchange on Dec. 15. Thailand's king Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose health has deteriorated over recent month, cancelled a public appearance at an event to mark his 87th birthday.

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