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Obama getting crash course in Greek mythology Obama getting crash course in Greek mythology
- November 17, 2016

President Barack Obama attends a State Dinner hosted by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, right, at the Presidential Mansion, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The president paused for a moment, which led to the audience laughing. Instead, Obama's legacy is in doubt as Trump prepares to take power and promises to undo much of the president's agenda. (more...)
Former vice-sports minister quizzed as S Korea widens probe Former vice-sports minister quizzed as S Korea widens probe
- November 17, 2016

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 4, 2016. The statement is being seen by many as an indirect refusal of the prosecutors' request to question President Park on Wednesday. (more...)
Four killed in Kabul bombing Four killed in Kabul bombing
- November 17, 2016

The security personnel were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive near the Afghan defence ministry compound in Kabul . There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. It is not yet known if civilians were among the wounded. The victims were not intelligence officers, nor did the bomber board the bus, Afghan officials said. (more...)
Barca land record €220m shirt deal with Japan's Rakuten Barca land record €220m shirt deal with Japan's Rakuten
- November 17, 2016

Barcelona's success on the pitch makes it highly attractive to advertisers. Speaking at a press conference regarding the new deal, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu also said he was "positive" that five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with the club.The little Argentinian and Cristiano Ronaldo have been widely regarded as the two best players in the world and Bartomeu wants to see Messi end his career at the Nou Camp . (more...)
With Trump, the Idea of Palestinian State Vanishes: Israeli Minister
- November 16, 2016

Netanyahu admitted publicly for the first time in April that Israel had attacked dozens of convoys in Syria which were transporting weapons to Hezbollah. "The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny". (more...)
Croatia beat second-string Northern Ireland 3-0 Croatia beat second-string Northern Ireland 3-0
- November 16, 2016

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill had downplayed suggestions he could be interested in any possible managerial vacancy with Scotland, claiming he had "not given it a second thought". Try as he might, Ross County striker Liam Boyce cut a laboured figure upfront. Not long after another unsafe attacked ended with Paddy McNair's snapshot from distance taking a deflection on the way past the post. (more...)
Obama heads to Greece on first leg of final overseas trip
- November 16, 2016

In an interview with Kathimerini newspaper on Sunday, Obama said he would "continue to urge Greece's lenders to take the necessary steps to ensure that Greece is in a position to return to healthy economic growth, including granting it essential debt relief". (more...)
Farage urges May to set aside 'petty differences' over Trump envoy role
- November 16, 2016

Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader and first foreign politician to meet with Donald Trump since the election, has claimed the president-elect's top team is angry with Britain's ruling party. Professor Rob Ford, an expert in the radical right at Britain's University of Manchester, said Farage could well be a useful conduit into a Trump White House. (more...)
Russian fighter from carrier crashes near Syria's shores
- November 16, 2016

Combat Aircraft magazine, which first reported the crash, said he was picked up by a Russian navy helicopter but there was no confirmation of his condition. The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier arrived in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast as part of a flotilla of ships sent to reinforce Russia's military in the area, its commander confirmed on state television on November 12. (more...)
European Union criticizes Turkey, still not ready to halt membership talks
- November 16, 2016

He said it was up to Turkey's people to decide whether to continue accession talks with the European Union , reaffirming Berlin's "serious concern" at the crackdown after the failed July 15 coup. " I am for a better relationship ", he added. Writing in the conservative news website The Hill , retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn wrote that: "We need to adjust our foreign policy to recognize Turkey as a priority". (more...)
PM Modi Paid 25-Crore Bribe As Chief Minister, Says Arvind Kejriwal PM Modi Paid 25-Crore Bribe As Chief Minister, Says Arvind Kejriwal
- November 16, 2016

The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the "ill-conceived, unscientific and draconian" demonetisation scheme that had turned "crores of honest Indians into helpless victims", and said it would approach President Pranab Mukherjee and seek withdrawal of the scheme. (more...)
Authorities: 3 dead in crash returning from band competition Authorities: 3 dead in crash returning from band competition
- November 15, 2016

Investigators said a 2015 Honda Civic, driven by David Rinehart, 46, was traveling southbound on the interstate when he struck a deer causing him to pull onto the outside shoulder and come to a stop. The Rineharts are from Newburgh, an IN city near Evansville. "This is one of those moments in life that is extremely hard to understand", he said. While traveling back from Indianapolis, our Worship Arts Academy Director, David Rinehart, along with his daughter, Sophie, and his mother, Ruth Ann, ... (more...)
China to promote rival trade pact for Asia-Pacific after TPP's suspension
- November 15, 2016

Proponents saw the TPP as a multifaceted agreement knitting the USA into the world's fastest-growing economies while setting United States standards for trade, labor and the environment. Even his defeated opponent, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, said she opposed TPP. Trump in particular struck a chord with his anti-trade rhetoric. (more...)
Homeless have VIP seats for pope's Mass in St. Peter's
- November 15, 2016

According to Scalfari, he met with the Pope the day before the November 8 US presidential election that climaxed with the nomination of Republican Donald Trump as the next president-elect. It is " money that creates [inequality] and that goes against those measures that try to make wealth more widespread and thus promote equality ", the pontiff said. (more...)
Modi promises to ease cash crunch as united opposition mounts attack
- November 15, 2016

Like Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also held press conference at the same time, though at different places, to counter PM Narendra Modi's claims on demonetisation in Ghazipur earlier today. (more...)
Democrats Believe Facebook Contributed to Hillary Clinton's Loss To Donald Trump Democrats Believe Facebook Contributed to Hillary Clinton's Loss To Donald Trump
- November 15, 2016

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for Trump. "This is an area where I believe we must proceed very carefully though", he said. "That said, we don't want any hoaxes on Facebook", said Zuckerberg. This came after people started blaming Facebook for tolerating the distribution of unreliable news on the platform. (more...)
Hollande opens Paris attacks commemorations Hollande opens Paris attacks commemorations
- November 14, 2016

The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks. French and Paris leaders plan to dedicate a plaque to the victims and read their names aloud, deposit a wreath, hold a moment of silence and pay respect to the families of the victims. (more...)
President Obama Invites Donald Trump To White House To Ensure "Smooth" Transition
- November 14, 2016

Despite our differences with Donald Trump, she said, it's our responsibility, as a democracy, to guarantee him "an open mind and a chance to lead". We are Americans first. But she did establish herself as the elder stateswoman, the first Democratic woman to win the party's nomination-and the popular vote, a bittersweet data point that has emerged. (more...)
Rosberg pips Hamilton in final Brazil GP practice
- November 14, 2016

He changed helmet after the first stoppage. "That was the only drama today, no mistakes, no issues, no spins", Hamilton explained. The second half was less eventful, but still was slowed by another crash and another spell under the safety vehicle. (more...)
Howard returns to Colorado with adductor injury Howard returns to Colorado with adductor injury
- November 14, 2016

Howard, 37, suffered the injury in the first half of the USMNT's 2-1 loss to Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, going down after winding up to take a goal kick. As for Howard, he will return to Colorado where he plays for the Rapids for further evaluation and treatment. Howard was the hero in Colorado's penalty shootout defeat of the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference semifinals. (more...)
Civil n-agreement with Japan a historic step, says Modi
- November 14, 2016

The pact allows India to reprocess fuel and enrich uranium, though highly enriched uranium that can be used to make nuclear weapons is not permitted without written agreement by Japan. I wish to thank Prime Minister Abe for the support extended for India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. While their shared concern over a rising China is an important factor behind the India-Japan cooperation, their bilateral bond is not just about China as evident from the agreements signed ... (more...)
Iraqi Forces Capture Nimrud, Drive Out Islamic State
- November 14, 2016

Shamdasani said. Since then, troops have been embroiled in brutal, close-quarter combat with waves of suicide bombers and snipers. Also in the day, the commandos moved to surround Aden district and fought heavy clashes with the militants, killing many, Yarallah said, adding that the troops supported by the USA -led coalition and Iraqi aircraft destroyed nine suicide vehicle bombs before reaching their targets in the district. (more...)
Delhi told to tackle thick smog in 48 hours Delhi told to tackle thick smog in 48 hours
- November 13, 2016

Residents of the capital New Delhi are choking, and some localities of the city have been reported to be having air quality five times worse than what has been deemed unsafe by United States environmental protection agency. "What we are facing now is also nothing less than an emergency situation", said Sunita Narain, director general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and member EPCA. (more...)
Colombia's government, rebels sign modified peace agreement
- November 13, 2016

Colombia's government and Marxist guerillas said on Saturday they agreed on a revised peace deal to end a 52-year war, six weeks after the original was narrowly rejected in a referendum amid objections it was too favorable to the rebels. "We appreciate how hard and complicated the negotiations have been and recognize that the new provisions, while an important step forward, will not necessarily satisfy everyone", she said in a statement. (more...)
Elbowing each other all the way, Trump, Clinton near finish Elbowing each other all the way, Trump, Clinton near finish
- November 13, 2016

The FBI investigation had ruled that no criminal charges can be warranted against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work. Trump's path to victory remained narrow. "This is a whole different ballgame", Trump said at a rally in an airport hangar in Minneapolis, predicting victory in a state that hasn't cast its electoral votes for a Republican since 1972. (more...)
In Australia: Govt to send asylum seekers to US
- November 12, 2016

The US has agreed to take asylum seekers from Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mr Dutton also refused to confirm talks had been under way with any specific country in recent months, but USA officials suggested there had been discussions involving them. (more...)
Obama, Trump to set differences aside for awkward White House meeting
- November 12, 2016

He told Trump that his Administration would "do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed, then the country succeeds". While in Washington, Trump will also meet with congressional Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. (more...)
A lesson learnt for Kim Kardashian?
- November 11, 2016

However, Kim recently discussed the robbery on camera while filming a scene for Keeping Up With the Kardashians , a source connected to the E! reality show tells ET. "She's still needing some time away and is not fully ready to throw herself back into her old routine just yet, but she will with time". "Kanye threatened to leave Kim and take the kids if she wasn't willing do it his way from now on. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for missing Baytown teen Amber Alert issued for missing Baytown teen
- November 11, 2016

An Amber Alert was issued for Kirsten yesterday following the discovery of the bodies of her mother, 37-year-old Cynthia Morris, and sister 13-year-old Breanna Pavlicek in the family home located in Baytown. Search crews are expected to return to an area near the bar where Dobbs was arrested. According to The AWARE Project on Facebook, Baytown police issued an update on their investigation on Wednesday. (more...)
Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks
- November 11, 2016

Head of France's foreign intelligence service, Bernars Bajolet, had told parliament in May that they have identified the "orchestrators" of the attacks but declined to name any names in order to protect his sources. Daesh claimed responsibility for both attacks. Initially, one of the Paris attackers, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was seen as the suspected ringleader but he died in a raid by police days later. (more...)
Clinton 47, Trump 43 on election eve Clinton 47, Trump 43 on election eve
- November 11, 2016

There are sizable minorities of Trump and Clinton supporters who do not vouch for some of their personal qualities. But Clinton has a clear advantage in affirmative support, with 55 percent of her backers saying the main reason they are voting for her is because they support her, compared with 43 percent of Trump voters. (more...)
Republicans defend US House majority, Senate on razor's edge
- November 10, 2016

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress are projected to remain under Republican control when they convene on January 3, with voters on Tuesday dashing Democrats' hopes of taking over the Senate while keeping the House of Representatives in Republican hands. (more...)
New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government
- November 10, 2016

Forward New Jersey - a coalition of businesses and advocacy groups - and the Engineers Labor Employment Cooperative spent almost $2 million advocating for a yes vote on the question. "We are grateful to the voters of New Jersey, who by soundly defeating this constitutional amendment, spoke loudly and clearly that gaming belongs in Atlantic City, period", said Debra DiLorenzo, chairwoman of the No North Jersey Casinos Coalition, which included casino and southern New Jersey business interests. (more...)
Judge deciding whether deposition can be used at Cosby trial Judge deciding whether deposition can be used at Cosby trial
- November 10, 2016

Some of these women have never gone public with their allegations but agreed to share their stories at Cosby's trial, according to Steele. With the cast of the Cosby Show in the 1980s. Cosby is asking charges be thrown out because of the decade-plus delay between allegations and charges. The trial is scheduled for June. At another point, Agrusa said: "My client is not a meme". (more...)
Islamic State kills 232 and abducts 8000 families near Mosul
- November 10, 2016

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Monday that a US-led coalition involved in the effort to retake Mosul was encouraging ISIL fighters to move from Iraq to Syria. Also on Wednesday, "42 civilians were reportedly shot in the head at the al-Izza military base" outside Mosul , a United Nations rights office statement said, apparently for refusing to follow the IS group's instructions. (more...)
Messi shows off new tattoo ahead of crunch Brazil clash
- November 10, 2016

The four automatic spots from South American qualifying so far are held by Brazil , Uruguay (20 points), and Ecuador and Colombia (17). The return of Messi to Argentina's ranks should calm the two-time world champions' nerves. The top four teams at the end of the South American qualifying tournament will advance directly to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation while the fifth-ranked side will earn a playoff spot. (more...)
President Obama Calls Trump, Clinton; Invites President-Elect To White House President Obama Calls Trump, Clinton; Invites President-Elect To White House
- November 10, 2016

Obama, who campaigned hard for Clinton, is to make a formal statement later today at the White House. He promised Clinton would "work her heart out" and told voters not to believe the "nonsense" coming from Trump, who has made unsubstantiated claims the US election is "rigged" against him. (more...)
Jury selection to resume in Charleston church shooting Jury selection to resume in Charleston church shooting
- November 10, 2016

Gergel said he knows it is short notice but said it had to be done under the circumstances. Gergel on Monday heard objections from attorneys for news media outlets who argued it was in the public's interest to keep the 11 a.m. With jury selection resuming, Roof's family released a statement saying, "We are still in anguish and shock that a member of our family could have committed such a awful, senseless crime". (more...)
The Clintons Don't Have Sex, So Don't Vote For Hillary The Clintons Don't Have Sex, So Don't Vote For Hillary
- November 10, 2016

New Hampshire is getting a lot of attention in the final days of the presidential campaign. Sununu praised the entire local Republican ticket - which includes his son, Chris, the GOP candidate for governor. Sununu urged the crowd to vote for Trump, acknowledging that some of them may have had reservations. Earlier, Smith said, "I think that Bill Clinton endorsed Donald Trump ". (more...)
Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions
- November 09, 2016

About 1 in 3 say whites get favorable treatment in the USA on a day-to-day basis, while the same number of voters said no racial group receives preferential treatment. Yet despite the competing forecasts from both sides, early reports Tuesday indicated that voting for most people across the country had been fairly routine. (more...)