On this day in history 2nd December
2013: "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series.
2014: Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university.
2014: Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's.
2014: Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind".
2016: Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen.
2018: Andrés Manuel López Obrador is sworn in as President of Mexico.
2018: Israeli police recommend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .
2018: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died.
2018: Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump.
2019: FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins his record 6th award from Liverpool's Dutch.