Monday December 17-th, 2018

Mahmoud Abbas: US ambassador to Israel is a 'son of a dog Mahmoud Abbas: US ambassador to Israel is a 'son of a dog

He said [settlers] are building in their land. Anti-Semitism or political discourse? "I leave that up to you", he said, according to a United States embassy spokeswoman. Last year, Abbas imposed a series of measures against the Gaza Strip that includ...

Mississippi Enacts US' Most Restrictive Abortion Law Mississippi Enacts US' Most Restrictive Abortion Law

When the bill was up for a vote, Bryant tweeted his support, saying, "As I have repeatedly said , I want MS to be the safest place in America for an unborn child". "We certainly think this bill is unconstitutional", said Katherine Klein, equalit...

Why Jacinda Ardern won't call Vladimir Putin about his Russian election win Why Jacinda Ardern won't call Vladimir Putin about his Russian election win

In a late night victory speech in Moscow , Mr Putin told a cheering crowd he interpreted the win as a vote of confidence in what he had achieved in the last few years in tough conditions. Opposition and independent monitors reported ballot stu...

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

The French-Italian twin-engine turboprop ATR 72-500 was 25 years old and was used for short distance regional flights . Reports say the Saratov Airlines jet vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50...

Today in Corruption: Kushner Made False Filings for Profit Today in Corruption: Kushner Made False Filings for Profit

The deception reportedly enabled them to sell all three buildings for $60 million, almost 50 percent more than it paid. The false documents in 2015 were not the only ones filed, according to the Housing Rights Initiative . The tactics, employed by...

Putin cruises to landslide election win Putin cruises to landslide election win

Exit polls showed Putin receiving almost 74 percent of votes that secured him another 6 years as Russia's leading man in charge. Ultra-nationalist firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky took around 5.66 percent, former reality TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak...

New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal

Mohammad Javad Zarif's warning comes after the US President threatened to unilaterally pull out of the deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if it is not revised. Ministers were also expected to discuss what stepped up ...

'Green light' for Australia-UK trade deal in Brussels fine print 'Green light' for Australia-UK trade deal in Brussels fine print

Britain took a huge stride towards signing the "biggest, most effective and comprehensive" trade deal in history after clinching a Brexit transition agreement yesterday. He said: "We agree today that the back stop solution must form part of the leg...

White House Staffers Reportedly Signed Nondisclosure Agreements White House Staffers Reportedly Signed Nondisclosure Agreements

This is so ridiculously excessive, so laughably unconstitutional, that I doubted, when it first came my way, that anything like it was ever implemented - only to do some reporting and learn otherwise. Norm Eisen, a former ethics czar in the Obama Whi...

Vladimir Putin Wins Presidential Election In A Landslide, According To Exit Polls Vladimir Putin Wins Presidential Election In A Landslide, According To Exit Polls

Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, alleged Kremlin meddling in the US presidential election , and Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria, have been condemned in the West. The Russian strongman ran against seven candidates, but his most...

Raging Australia Bushfire Destroys 70 Homes and Sends Residents Fleeing Raging Australia Bushfire Destroys 70 Homes and Sends Residents Fleeing

But he said the town would " stick together and we'll rebuild and look after one another as we always have ". But, with exclusion zones still around the burning town, he's come to the evacuation centre to find out additional information aside from ...

PTI confirms Imran Khan's marriage with Bushra Maneka PTI confirms Imran Khan's marriage with Bushra Maneka

Khan's second marriage, to the British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan, was a short-lived affair. The party said Khan had proposed to Bushra Maneka, believed to be a respected Pir (faith healer) in Pakpattan, for marriage and that she has asked for...

Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police

Akramuddin, a provincial police official, says the explosion occurred as former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was holding a rally at the stadium in Jalalabad , the province' capital. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has put a peace offer on the ta...

Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

Election commission chief Ella Pamfilova said: 'We are immediately reacting to all claims, no matter where they come from'. More than 1,500 global observers are joining thousands of Russian observers to watch the vote. Security forces are surrou...

S.Korea military exercises to resume next month S.Korea military exercises to resume next month

Department of Defense said in a statement, stressing they were routine and not in response to any North Korean provocations or the current political situation. The drills can involve as many as 17,000 USA troops and over 300,000 South Koreans. But No...

Russian presidential elections begin, Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term Russian presidential elections begin, Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term

His most vehement and visible foe, anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, was rejected as a candidate because he was convicted of fraud in a case widely regarded as politically motivated. But Ella Pamfilova , head of the Central Electoral Comm...

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-President Lee Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-President Lee

The Seoul Central District Court could rule later in the week on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Lee. "We explained the unavoidable need for his arrest, and also that there is a great risk of him destroying evidence since he has denied even ba...

Sri Lanka breathes easy, President ends emergency Sri Lanka breathes easy, President ends emergency

Sri Lanka on Sunday lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed after Buddhist-Muslim clashes erupted on March 6. Much of the anti-Muslim violence was concentrated in the central district of Kandy, 115 kilometres northeast of Colombo .

Li Keqiang reelected as Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reelected as Chinese Prime Minister

The following is an edited version of some of the messages. Li was reappointed with 2,964 votes in favor and two against during the annual session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, one day after Xi was unan...

Facebook Security Chief Plans to Step Down Facebook Security Chief Plans to Step Down

Stamos had been known for openly engaging with both uses and critics on Facebook and Twitter about issues relating to the Russian Federation probe. The company persuaded him to stay on through August because - in case you haven't noticed - Faceboo...

Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income, says Manmohan Singh Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income, says Manmohan Singh

Reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Singh said India needs to accept that Kashmir has special problems that must be addressed in the right earnest. Due to the ideological differences between both parties, the "two wings o...

Vladimir Putin Secures Fourth Presidential Term Vladimir Putin Secures Fourth Presidential Term

Results from more than half of precincts showed Putin winning over 75 per cent of the vote, with Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin and ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky trailing far behind with about 13 and 6 per cent, respectively. Speaking to...

US has raised concerns, wants reform in trade body's functioning: WTO chief US has raised concerns, wants reform in trade body's functioning: WTO chief

Azevedo added. Mr. Roberto Azevệdo, Director General (DG) of the WTO, who is in New Delhi to attend the informal meeting of Ministers of WTO, called on the Prime Minister of India today. The US trade representative, ambassador Robert Lighthizer, ...

Democrats Are 'Moving On' from Hillary Clinton, Senator Dick Durbin Says Democrats Are 'Moving On' from Hillary Clinton, Senator Dick Durbin Says

As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it's not that insane when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance - even within the same household. In other words, just as in the campaign, Hillary still believes that all ...

FIU Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues For Reckless Negligence FIU Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues For Reckless Negligence

He offered deepest condolences to the families of the victims, naming first Alexa Duran, who had been a student at FIU. Alberto Arias, 53; and Navarro Brown are the four other victims police identified. An FDOT consultant attended a meeting with the ...

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