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Trump Says US Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror Trump Says US Will Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror
- November 21, 2017

It limits USA foreign assistance, bans defense exports and sales, boost limits on exports of dual-use items and affects financial transactions, according to the State Department. "The regime also continues its push to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, threatening global security", Royce added. Countries placed on this list are determined by the secretary of state to have "repeatedly provided support for acts of worldwide terrorism" and can face economic ... (more...)
Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War
- November 21, 2017

The Arab foreign ministers' final statement referred to Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization", a branding that drew reservations from Lebanon, according to the head of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit. "We say it in clear terms that Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss". Iran "supplied the Houthi militias with all types of weapons ... (more...)
Explain Rafale cost, Rahul Gandhi tells Nirmala Sitharaman Explain Rafale cost, Rahul Gandhi tells Nirmala Sitharaman
- November 20, 2017

The Congress and the BJP have exchanged barbs over the multi-crore Rafale fighter aircraft deal. She said the industry can also get help from experts in the field for a better understanding of the segment, and added that capacity building for the next 50 years has to be taken into consideration. (more...)
5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting 5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
- November 19, 2017

The officer who was killed was a commando of Indian Air Force elite's Special Forces unit Garud. Indian Army and police have claimed recovery of weapons and ammunition from the gunfight site. "The killing of Mehmood Bhai is a big jolt to LeT and we are hopeful that after this operation, security forces will gain upper hand in Hajin and its adjoining areas again", the officer said. (more...)
Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade Three UN agencies urge Saudi-led coalition to lift Yemen blockade
- November 17, 2017

The coalition closed all air, land and sea ports last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh. The heads of three United Nations agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade on Yemen , warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place. (more...)
US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Ceasefire US Security Delegation Heads to Israel to Discuss Syria Ceasefire
- November 16, 2017

Jerusalem Post and Haaretz reported that Israel's Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Eisenkot reportedly flew to Brussels to meet Gen. Curtiss Scaparrotti to discuss Iranian moves in Syria. "The IDF is well prepared and ready for any scenario, we are maintaining our total freedom of operation, and the only consideration guiding us is the security of the State of Israel", he said. (more...)
Russian Federation posts videogame image as 'irrefutable proof' United States helps IS Russian Federation posts videogame image as 'irrefutable proof' United States helps IS
- November 15, 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the USA -led coalition of interfering with the Russian air force to protect retreating Islamic State (IS) militants. This is a work in progress. The Russian Defense Ministry did what every other troll does when caught red-handed - it deleted both posts. It later reposted the same statement with different images. (more...)
Apartment floor collapses into unit below during massive party Apartment floor collapses into unit below during massive party
- November 14, 2017

The residents in the apartment below had just left minutes before, in order to make a noise complaint about the party with the Denton Police Department. Carroll says it isn't the first time she's called the cops on the apartment above. "Once they get that, they should be able to make some repairs to the electric and water and get them turned back on to at least the nine units", he said, referring to those not directly affected by the collapse. (more...)
Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America
- November 14, 2017

A suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America during what police called an "interrupted theft". Abdirahaman allegedly tried to steal a customer's belongings from a men's fitting room at the Minnesota mall while the customer had been trying on clothes outside the fitting room. (more...)
Roy Moore's brother compares sexual conduct allegations to the persecution of Jesus Roy Moore's brother compares sexual conduct allegations to the persecution of Jesus
- November 11, 2017

The instant fallout followed a Washington Post report in which an Alabama woman said Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Strange, despite the backing of President Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment, lost a September primary to Moore. The problem, as readily became apparent from Moore's defiant statements, is that he isn't going to step aside. (more...)
Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining
- November 09, 2017

It will then take one year to fully withdraw, meaning the earliest the United States could quit is the day after the 2020 USA presidential election. Katmawi said Syria will seek foreign aid to help it meet its commitments under the climate accord, which aims to limit global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F). (more...)
Retired navy officer charged with kidnapping Ashanti Billie Retired navy officer charged with kidnapping Ashanti Billie
- November 09, 2017

According to the court document, co-workers told investigators that Brown could be seen frequenting the area where Billie worked, day and night. A U.S. Billie's coworkers reported that Brown would visit the Blimpie nearly every day and that he was seen often in neighboring buildings, prosecutors said. (more...)
Tax probe: Queen Elizabeth II in trouble Tax probe: Queen Elizabeth II in trouble
- November 08, 2017

BrightHouse, which sells household appliances and furniture, has been accused of over-charging customers and hard-selling products to people with learning difficulties. A document outlining a limited partnership agreement with Dover Street VI Cayman Fund LP naming the Duchy of Lancaster. The Duchy does not use taxpayer funds, nor does it pay taxes. (more...)
Legislators Criticize the US Decision on Nicaraguan Immigrants Legislators Criticize the US Decision on Nicaraguan Immigrants
- November 08, 2017

Otherwise, they will become undocumented. The program was extended to both countries after Hurricane Mitch hit Central America in 1998. It's typically renewed every 18 months. Critics say "temporary" should mean "temporary". "We, the USA government, have created a situation where people have lived in this country a long time". (more...)
Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit
- November 07, 2017

The president has threatened to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea and warned that he may be forced to " totally destroy " the rogue state. Trump did not wait for an official address to launch a verbal attack against North Korea . (more...)
OPSEU rejects latest College Employer Council offer OPSEU rejects latest College Employer Council offer
- November 07, 2017

Ward said the offer from CEC only includes a letter of understanding in relation to academic freedom, and she said there have already been several letters of understanding and they can not be grieved. The strike has meant that almost 500,000 college students have been out of the classroom and has triggered concern among students about whether they will be able to complete their semesters. (more...)
Liberia's presidential run-off has been postponed indefinitely Liberia's presidential run-off has been postponed indefinitely
- November 07, 2017

Liberia's Supreme Court on Monday ruled to halt a presidential run-off vote scheduled for Tuesday until the electoral commission investigates allegations of fraud in the October 10 first round. Worldwide donors have poured billions of dollars into Liberia since Sirleaf was elected in 2005, and are eager to see completed what will be the country's first democratic transition in seven decades. (more...)
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl receives zero jail time, dishonorable discharge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl receives zero jail time, dishonorable discharge
- November 06, 2017

They asked the judge to give their client a dishonourable discharge and no prison time, and also cited harsh campaign trail criticism by Mr Trump and Bergdahl's mental disorders. Bergdahl "does not have a monopoly on suffering as a result of his choices", Maj. "We're exhausted of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed", Trump said at an October 2015 rally, for example. (more...)
SJW: Are Michael Flynn And His Son Mueller's Next Indictment Targets?
- November 06, 2017

Sources "familiar with the investigation" say Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days, and his son could be implicated in the probe into Russia's intervention in last year's election, according to NBC News . was paid $530,000 for lobbying work benefiting Turkey , and only registered as foreign agent retroactively. If he is charged, Mr Flynn would be the fourth person to face prosecution as part of Mr Mueller's investigation. (more...)
Daylight saving time: Did you do not forget to 'fall back'? Daylight saving time: Did you do not forget to 'fall back'?
- November 06, 2017

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. By now, you have hopefully already turned your clocks back an hour. It can be easy to forget about smoke detectors, even though they are crucial for increasing survival rates when fires do happen. (more...)
Death penalty for NY attacker Death penalty for NY attacker
- November 05, 2017

This is because Mr Trump's comments may be used to argue that Saipov won't get a fair trial because the President has already suggested he is guilty and deserves to be put to death. "I am today starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program ". After winning the green card lottery, the newspaper reported that he lived in OH, and eventually found work as a trucker before marrying a fellow Uzbek immigrant in 2013. (more...)
Trump Embraces Tax Reform Plan, Takes Preemptive Shot At Critics Trump Embraces Tax Reform Plan, Takes Preemptive Shot At Critics
- November 04, 2017

Broadcom already has a co-headquarters in California; the new HQ will be domiciled in Delaware. The president said his administration is seeking to encourage companies to bring their operations back to the U.S.by cutting regulations and crafting tax reform legislation. (more...)
Guardiola: Guardiola: "beatable" Man City doesn't want to break Arsenal record
- November 04, 2017

Arsenal have had to play the greatest amount of time without a full 11, facing 615 minutes of Premier League football while a man down. You know the situation before when the transfer window was open but now it's closed. And now he's seeing how much fun, how good, it is to score goals. Mikel Arteta [City's first team coach] is working many, many hours and days after training specifically about the last action on the pitch - that control in the last moment to make the right movement in the ... (more...)
What we know about the victims of the NY terror attack What we know about the victims of the NY terror attack
- November 03, 2017

The other American killed, 23-year-old Nicholas Cleves, was a NY native. Cleves was a software engineer who lived in a West Village apartment within biking distance of the Hudson, according to a friend who spoke with multiple news media outlets. (more...)
After the Latest Twitter Rant by Trump, the US Tightens Border Control After the Latest Twitter Rant by Trump, the US Tightens Border Control
- November 02, 2017

Trump has ordered to step up USA vetting programme after the recent terrorist attack in NY, saying that "being politically correct is fine, but not for this". Trump's reaction "is in keeping with his responses to other attacks" in which the perpetrator was alleged to have possible links with Islamic State, says Al Jazeera English . (more...)
NYC suspect should be held as enemy combatant, Graham tells Trump NYC suspect should be held as enemy combatant, Graham tells Trump
- November 02, 2017

We've been against it". Trump then attacked the idea of "chain migration", or family-based immigration, a central theme of the USA system that allows those in the country to sponsor relatives overseas to join them. "Send him to Gitmo", Trump told reporters. Trump also said of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, "I think she's excellent", but did not say she would be his choice when he names a Federal Reserve Chair tomorrow. (more...)
After Mueller indictments, Tony Podesta steps aside from namesake lobbying firm After Mueller indictments, Tony Podesta steps aside from namesake lobbying firm
- November 01, 2017

The Podesta Group was hired by the ECMU for a public affairs campaign put together by Paul Manafort , who was indicted on Monday morning on charges including failure to follow FARA requirements. NBC News reported last week that Tony Podesta and the Podesta group had become subject of Mueller's probe into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
Sanders: Indictments by Mueller Have Nothing to Do With Trump Campaign Sanders: Indictments by Mueller Have Nothing to Do With Trump Campaign
- November 01, 2017

But the bigger story came later yesterday when it was revealed that former policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russian investigation. In fact, Papadopoulos was contacted after he learned he'd be joining the campaign, and the professor only mentioned the "thousands of emails" after he'd been on the Trump campaign for more than a month. (more...)
Erdogan officially welcomed in Baku Erdogan officially welcomed in Baku
- November 01, 2017

The BTK project is part of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev larger strategy to diversify the country's oil-rich economy and turn it into a trade and logistics hub in Eurasia. The inauguration at the Port of Baku in Alat, Azerbaijan was attended by Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev , president Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Kazakhstan's prime minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, prime minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Uzbekistan prime minister Abdulla Aripov. (more...)
Tropical Storm Philippe Forms Tropical Storm Philippe Forms
- October 29, 2017

The center forecast about 2 to 4 inches of rain with higher localized accumulations in South Florida. The system is helping to pull a tropical air mass in our direction from the south, keeping rain and overcast sky conditions in place through tonight. (more...)
Bombs kill at least 7 in Mogadishu Bombs kill at least 7 in Mogadishu
- October 29, 2017

As night fell, sporadic gunfire could be heard around the hotel as both soldiers and ambulances responded to the attack. "About 14 people, majority civilians, were confirmed dead so far and the security forces are still working to ensure the area is clear", said security official Mohamed Moalim Adan. (more...)
Russian President Vladimir Putin Participates in Military Drills, Fires Missiles Russian President Vladimir Putin Participates in Military Drills, Fires Missiles
- October 28, 2017

Three missiles were fired from submarines and one was sacked from a ground station at the Plesetsk cosmodrome, north of Moscow . Putin launched four ballistic missiles , Peskov revealed. The training exercises by the Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces late Thursday included tests of land, air and submarine-based missiles , the Russian Defense Ministry said . (more...)
Alan Shearer blasts Tottenham ahead of Manchester United clash Alan Shearer blasts Tottenham ahead of Manchester United clash
- October 28, 2017

But Pochettino , speaking ahead of Tottenham's trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, insists the pair have moved on from the incident. "We'll take the best decision for the team". "Not in a awful way". Not I could have done better, but I should have done better, because he knows I can be better. 22-year-old Shaw arrived at United from Southampton for a hefty £30 million fee in 2014, with many viewing the talented youngster as the natural heir to Patrice Evra at the club. (more...)
Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant a robot citizenship
- October 27, 2017

Sophia said: "Actually, what worries me is discrimination against robots ". On Tuesday Saudi Arabia announced plans to build a $500bn mega city powered by robotics and renewables on the kingdom's Red Sea coast. At the Future Initiative, Sophia demonstrated her capacity for human expression. For one thing, the robot is clearly gendered as female-Hanson's website breathtakingly describes Sophie as "designed to look like Audrey Hepburn" and says that the robot "embodies Hepburn's ... (more...)
A Rs 5.35 lakh crore garland of roads to adorn India A Rs 5.35 lakh crore garland of roads to adorn India
- October 26, 2017

The Minister said apart from Rs 5,35,000 crore for the first phase, there is a requirement of Rs 1,57,324 crore for ongoing projects under various schemes, and thus, overall outlay will be Rs 6,92,324 crore over five years. It will improve India's connectivity to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Presently only six national corridors have in the country. With this, 70 - 80 percent of freight will move along national highway (NH) as against the 40 percent at present. (more...)