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Valls vows to " give everything for France" , decides to run for presidency
- December 07, 2016

The primaries of the left will take place on January 22 and 29, 2017. Valls faces the task of uniting Socialists to give them a chance to stay at the Elysee Palace. Valls said Friday he was determined to "defend the legacy" of Hollande, despite opinion polls showing that his former boss is the least popular French president for almost 60 years. (more...)
Italy's Renzi not stepping down even if he wins Sunday's referendum
- December 06, 2016

Renzi initially pledged to resign if the results don't go his way, potentially leading to a caretaker government that could focus on reforming Italy's electoral law, Richard Turnill, Global Investment Strategist for BlackRock, said in a note. (more...)
Elector says he will not cast vote for Trump Elector says he will not cast vote for Trump
- December 06, 2016

Writing in the New York Times , Christopher Suprun has declared that he will break ranks with his fellow Republican electors in Texas and cast his vote for a GOP candidate whom he deems to be more fit for highest office. "On Dec. 19, I will do it again". I look forward to watching him doing just that when the state's electors convene in the Texas Capitol. That being so, you're left wondering why more Democratic electors haven't chose to cut Hillary loose completely and cast a ... (more...)
Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul
- December 06, 2016

Gen Abdul Wahhab al-Saidi. "We withdraw to avoid civilian losses and then regain control". "Attack them inside their houses, markets, roads, and clubs and burn the land under their feet", he says, referring to the citizens of countries outside ISIS' control. (more...)
Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Aleppo
- December 06, 2016

The Russian leader has assured Turkey that it was not behind the strike. Russian Federation has proposed opening up four "humanitarian corridors" into eastern Aleppo to permit civilians to escape the besieged zone and allow food and medical aid in. (more...)
Trump threatens 35% tariff as 'retribution' for companies that offshore jobs
- December 06, 2016

Trump said that "they're not going to leave this country", but Carrier is still moving over half of their jobs in IN to Mexico. On Sunday morning he returned to such well-trodden themes, using Twitter to say: "There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies wanting to sell their product, cars, AC units, etc, back across the border". (more...)
Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop
- December 06, 2016

He said they would prefer to receive this kind of information weeks in advance rather than hours in advance, but the low lead time is why officials were making the threat public. A sheriff's counter-terrorism official told the Times that "no credible threat" has been received against any station, but security would nonetheless be heightened at Universal City and at "stations across the system". (more...)
Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions
- December 05, 2016

Russia's government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the USA election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party didn't hold back. Putin said freedom of artistic expression must be protected, but added that creative artists must be careful not to offend religious feelings. "Unlike our foreign colleagues who see Russian Federation as an enemy, we have never been looking for enemies, we need friends". (more...)
Ciboski: Keep the Electoral College
- December 04, 2016

But in a historical context, Trump's Electoral College performance is decidedly below-average. "At 1.9 percentage points, her lead is now larger than those of 10 presidents, and it is approaching Jimmy Carter's margin over Gerald Ford in 1976". (more...)
Whistleblowing AIDS doctor reflects on roots of epidemic in China
- December 04, 2016

It was found that couple of days before the annual celebration of World AIDS day , over 250 participants have already registered and confirmed for the upcoming national scientific conference on HIV prevention process billed for Abuja on 29th and 30th of this month. (more...)
Hats off to EA for this incredible Chapecoense tribute on Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 Hats off to EA for this incredible Chapecoense tribute on Federation Internationale de Football Association 17
- December 04, 2016

The pilot had reported electrical problems and declared an emergency minutes earlier as it neared its destination, Medellin airport officials said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was with great dismay that she learned about the tragic plane crash in Colombia, according to The Associated Press. (more...)
Japan's foreign minister, Putin meet ahead of Tokyo visit
- December 04, 2016

Strategic cooperation between Russian Federation and Japan contributes to the security of the Asia-Pacific region, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (more...)
Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8
- December 03, 2016

A further 12 are in hospital battling a variety of respiratory and related conditions. The flawless storm event saw a high pollen count and thunderstorm conditions combine to produce tiny particles in the air that penetrated deep into people's airways, causing attacks for asthma sufferers. (more...)
Trump opposes prosecution for Clinton Trump opposes prosecution for Clinton
- December 03, 2016

Trump fueled chants of "Lock Her Up!" at campaign rallies across the country throughout his campaign and even told her face-to-face during a debate that she'd "be in jail" if he won the election. "The president can't have a conflict of interest ". He disagreed with the assessment that these issues present a conflict of interest . He said he had no obligation to establish boundaries between his business empire and his White House, conceding that the Trump brand "is certainly a hotter brand ... (more...)
American Cuts Cuba Flights: Trump Or Competition? American Cuts Cuba Flights: Trump Or Competition?
- December 03, 2016

It's worth noting that Delta is the only existing USA airline to previously fly between the US and Cuba before service was suspended on December 6, 1961. Charlotte and Miami will be the only American hubs offering the nonstop Havana flight. "Today marks the resumption of service to a storied travel destination that has lacked a direct connection to the USA for most of our lifetimes", said Steve Sear, President - International and Executive Vice President - Global Sales. (more...)
Humanitarian Catastrophe In Eastern Mosul Amid 1 1/2 Month Fight With ISIS
- December 03, 2016

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) now controls part of the city, where the broken pipeline is located, making it very hard to access and fix quickly. The UN has specifically expressed concern for the safety of the estimated 1.5 million civilians still situated within Mosul. "We don't have water, food, electricity", said Nadim Shibab, one of the displaced. (more...)
Russian Federation angry over Ukraine missile tests
- December 03, 2016

The transport ministry, Rosaviatsiya, said last week that the planned missile launches were in violation of worldwide agreements and warned they could pose a threat to flights in civil airspace above Crimea, Russia's state-run Sputnik News reported. (more...)
Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher
- December 03, 2016

If the results for Mr Trump hold in all three states, as expected, the president-elect would have 306 electoral votes to 232 for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Any money she raises in excess of the actual recount costs could then be donated to charity or to a political party, according to Federal Election Commission rulings. (more...)
Francois Fillon has won the conservative presidential nomination in France
- December 02, 2016

A former economy minister of Francois Hollande , this outspoken and telegenic former investment banker is advocating for pro-free market and a progressive approach to social issues. "It is a fundamental victory built on convictions". Born in the Sarthe region some 200 km west of Paris , where secular France's Roman Catholic roots remain strong, Fillon has also distinguished himself by seeking to curb the adoption rights of gay couples. (more...)
Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king
- December 02, 2016

In a departure from the usual Tuesday cabinet meeting, members of the cabinet and the junta met jointly at Bangkok's Government House on Tuesday, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene. An officer in the Thai military, he trained with the Australian, British, and United States armed services. The Prince also holds the titles of Army General, Navy Admiral and Air Chief Marshall of the Air Force, Nation newspaper said. (more...)
Britain's UKIP names new leader Britain's UKIP names new leader
- December 02, 2016

Farage said of his future: "I'm going to go on supporting UKIP". He named Peter Whittle, a former candidate in the leadership race, as his deputy, Paul Oakden as a party chairman, and Patrick O'Flynn as chief political adviser. In the aftermath of Trump's win - fueled by white, working-class votes in the Rust Belt - the Democratic Party has wracked its brains to figure out how to reclaim the party's mantle as champion of the working class. (more...)
Palestinian Fatah party unanimously re-elects Mahmoud Abbas as leader Palestinian Fatah party unanimously re-elects Mahmoud Abbas as leader
- December 02, 2016

Abbas has been increasingly challenged by a younger generation of Palestinian leaders, including exiled rival Mohammad Dahlan, who now resides in the United Arab Emirates. Abbas thanked Erdogan for his sensitivity over the issue, the source said. "He has no place in the movement". Participants reported fierce lobbying in the fight for seats on the two prestigious bodies. (more...)
Drink-driving arrests in Cumbria rise as police launch Christmas clampdown
- December 02, 2016

The latest campaign follows the summer drink and drug driving operation when 45,267 motorists were breathalysed with 4,539 (10.0%) testing positive, refused to provide or failed. "Now, now, no need to thank us, we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the flawless gift for you". (more...)
National anthem to be played in theatres before movies: SC National anthem to be played in theatres before movies: SC
- December 01, 2016

The SC asserted that people in cinema halls should stand up when the anthem is being played and no commercial benefits should be taken by a person by playing the anthem. "But when you are here, you don't want restrictions", Misra said. Cinema halls used to play the national anthem after the movie in the 1960s, but people often walked out in the middle. (more...)
UK serial killer convicted of murdering 3 men he met online UK serial killer convicted of murdering 3 men he met online
- November 30, 2016

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now investigating whether the police missed opportunities to catch Port sooner before he went on to murder other victims who were Gabriel Kovari, 22 , from Lewisham, and Daniel Whitworth, 21 , from Gravesend, Kent, both of whose bodies were found in a church yard in Barking, and Jack Taylor, 25 , from Dagenham. (more...)
Trump said no flag-burning - so they burned some Trump said no flag-burning - so they burned some
- November 30, 2016

Trump did not say what inspired his proposal, but it comes just days after a college in western MA chose to stop flying all flags, including us flags, after someone there burned one to protest Trump's election victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Protesters demand resignation of Malaysia PM
- November 30, 2016

The prime minister said the majority of the people were fed up with the tactics employed by the opposition, and only wanted good service from the government. Those detained so far included Bersih chairman Maria Chin Abdullah, Mandeep Singh, an ethnic Indian Bersih group activist besides Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos. (more...)
Islamic State uses drones to attack Iraqi army in Mosul
- November 30, 2016

Suicide bombings, sniper fire and concerns over the safety of civilians — there are 1 million still in Mosul — have combined to slow down progress in the campaign to liberate the city, which began October 17. In mid-2014, the extremist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq, including Mosul. The latest advance would also enable them to secure the border areas between Iraq and neighboring Syria. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Compares Steven Mnuchin to an Evil Forrest Gump Elizabeth Warren Compares Steven Mnuchin to an Evil Forrest Gump
- November 30, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin to become secretary of the treasury . President-elect Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary says he expects USA interest rates to stay "relatively low for the next couple of years" - but eventually they will rise. (more...)
Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Advance
- November 30, 2016

In a sign that government forces are also on the advance in the equally strategic area on the outskirts of Damascus , Monday saw some 350 rebels evacuated from the town and Palestinian refugee camp of Khan al-Shieh some 20 kilometres south-west of the capital. (more...)
Germany presses Russia to allow aid to reach eastern Aleppo Germany presses Russia to allow aid to reach eastern Aleppo
- November 30, 2016

The figure does not include civilians who have fled to remaining rebel-held territory, and O'Brien warned it was "likely that thousands more will have no choice but to flee should fighting continue ". The Russian Defense Ministry said about 40 percent of the eastern part of the city had been "freed" from militants by Syrian government forces. The monitor said at least 10 civilians were killed in a strike in the Bab al-Nayrab district on Tuesday and reported ongoing clashes in the Shaar ... (more...)
Kellyanne Conway texts Morning Joe host, calls coverage 'sexist'
- November 30, 2016

On Thursday, Conway tweeted that she had been receiving a " deluge of social media & private [communications]" warning against the appointment of Romney, but appearing on TV on Sunday it was clear that she, too, had personal issues with the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. (more...)
With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts
- November 29, 2016

In their embittered reaction, the Palestinians mentioned that while they were mentioned in small print at the bottom of the infographic expression of gratitude, the image portrayed countries such as the US, Greece, France, Turkey and more than a dozen others with colorful illustrations of planes and their respective flag. (more...)
Motshekga confident that maths and science ranking will improve Motshekga confident that maths and science ranking will improve
- November 29, 2016

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement published the results of the study , which has been conducted every four years since 1995, on Tuesday. The TIMSS data allows for comparisons both on the average performance of pupils and how higher and lower achieving students compare with their counterparts in other countries. (more...)
Fillon takes big early lead in presidential primary
- November 28, 2016

Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon won the conservative primary runoff on Sunday and is set to represent the biggest opposition party in the 2017 French presidential race, according to partial results the runoff. "I congratulate Francois Fillon for his substantial victory". More than 4 million of France's 44 million voters took part, which was considered a good turnout given that it was the conservatives' first experiment with a primary. (more...)
After the turkey, some hit the shops to start holiday season After the turkey, some hit the shops to start holiday season
- November 28, 2016

For many shoppers, the season gets underway a little earlier. Watt says she would have paid several hundred dollars on eBay or other sites to get her hands on it. Many flocked to stores on Thanksgiving night to snatch up deals. According to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group, the number of shoppers who have said they shop on Thanksgiving Day has declined. (more...)
New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured
- November 28, 2016

The shooting took place during the Bayou Classic Weekend, four days of events that include a parade and a college football game featuring Grambling State versus Southern University. Two people were arrested after the Sunday morning incident on Bourbon Street, the historic French Quarter's famous road of bars. Families said Brittany Ben, 20, was shot three times in the chest area and twice in her arm. (more...)
13 detained in China over deadly construction collapse 13 detained in China over deadly construction collapse
- November 28, 2016

Laborers were building a circular cooling tower in the southern province of Jiangxi when the interior scaffolding collapsed last Wednesday, releasing a cascade of steel, concrete and wooden planks. The team will be led by Yang Huanning, head of the State Administration of Work Safety. A person who answered the phone at Hebei Yineng said he wasn't aware of the situation, and declined to comment further or give his name. (more...)
Israeli air force kills 4 IS militants in Syria
- November 27, 2016

Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that several mortar shells exploded after a brief exchange with Isreal's Golani Brigade before the air force spotted a auto armed with a heavy machine gun. In remains unclear if anyone was wounded or any damage was inflicted following the event. However, it is setting its sights on rebels fighting against the Syrian army, errant mortar and tank fire landing in Israel, and Hezbollah heavy weapons convoys moving from Syria to Lebanon. (more...)
Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game
- November 27, 2016

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