Monday November 19-th, 2018

Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful,' Trump says Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful,' Trump says

The president insisted his administration's response to Hurricane Maria - where 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico - was "underappreciated", and blamed geography and a mayor for any failures there. "It takes everybody from neighbor helping neighbor t...

Skripal poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians Skripal poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians

While police and prosecutors have announced they have enough information to charge Boshirov and Petrov, and officers have formally linked the attack on the Skripals to the poisoning of Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley, the charges do not relate to the Amesb...

Papadopoulos: 'No Knowledge' of Trump Obtructing Anything

George Papadopoulos , the former Trump campaign adviser recently sentenced to two weeks in jail for lying to investigators, says Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "quite enthusiastic" during the 2016 campaign about the prospect of a summit betwe...

United States woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart, 14, is being freed United States woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart, 14, is being freed

She said she would speak publicaly about Barzee's release in the coming days once she has "a better understanding". Ms Smart said in an Instagram post after the hearing that she is not a vindictive person but was anxious about Barzee's release afte...

49 killed as overcrowded bus veers into gorge in southern India 49 killed as overcrowded bus veers into gorge in southern India

The bus carrying passengers from famous Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple slipped into a gorge near Shanivarapet village under the district at around noon. President Ram Nath Kovind also said that he was shocked to learn about the accident. My thought...

Russia launches biggest ever war games Russia launches biggest ever war games

In addition to mobilizing 300,000 Russian troops, the exercise includes 1,000 aircraft and 36,000 military vehicles, South China Morning Post reported , which is the biggest show of force since Zapad-81 drills at the height of the Cold War.

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at Pennsylvania site US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at Pennsylvania site

In all, almost 3,000 people were killed on September 11, 2001 , when terrorists hijacked a total of four commercial planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field. "We are here today to p...

Trump's previously announced visit to Ireland in question

Mr Martin said that bar Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's controversial joke about helping Mr Trump in relation to his Co Clare golf club, the St Patrick's Day festivities in the USA "went reasonably well". Scientists say those threats are the outcome of some...

Cohn Calls Woodward Book 'Inaccurate' But Does Not Detail Specifics Cohn Calls Woodward Book 'Inaccurate' But Does Not Detail Specifics

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Monday he does not believe the anonymous New York Times op-ed is the work of one individual, but was a collective work by up to a dozen officials. The Afghan leaders were corrupt and making mone...

57 murders a day: South Africa close to becoming a ‘war zone’ 57 murders a day: South Africa close to becoming a ‘war zone’

That's how many South Africans are murdered, 57 a day. A total of 20,336 people were killed between April 2017 and the end of March 2018, up from 19,016 the previous year. Nyanga, in the Western Cape, remained the murder capital of the country, w...

Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop

Kerala's controversial MLA, P.C. George, who shot to national spotlight on Sunday after calling a rape victim nun as prostitute, may be staring at punitive action by National Commission for Women (NCW). In her complaint filed at Kuravilangad polic...

As Trump fumes over leaks, Woodward pushes back on criticism

Woodward added that "this has not been treated seriously enough", saying that "some of the things that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security ". " Trump goes ballistic, makes things up, starts screaming", Woodward described ...

Nawaz, Maryam burst into tears on receiving Kulsoom Nawazs demise news Nawaz, Maryam burst into tears on receiving Kulsoom Nawazs demise news

According to sources, the Sharif family has chose to bring back Begum Kulsoom's body to Pakistan, it said . Nawaz Sharif's off-shore properties were leaked in Panama papers 2 years back and the scandal came to be known as Avenfield corruption case...

Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, though that number is likely to increase as the storm strengthens. "Helene continues to exhibit a fairly well-organized cloud pattern, but does not yet have a well-defined inner core", NHC...

Woman killed estranged husband outside Walmart, in front of 3 kids Woman killed estranged husband outside Walmart, in front of 3 kids

The woman had arrived at the Walmart in Alexandria, Louisiana, just after 11 a.m. for a custody exchange of children with Coutee, Fox News reported from police. It's not clear at this time exactly what led to the shooting, but the two were estrange...

Activists Raise Over $800,000 So Susan Collins Won't Support Kavanaugh Activists Raise Over $800,000 So Susan Collins Won't Support Kavanaugh

As Politifact pointed out , that clip of Kavanaugh is deceptively edited and taken out of context. These tactics will not work - Senator Collins will make up her mind based on the merits of the nominee. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) got called out ...

Trump administration plans on closing PLO office in D.C. Trump administration plans on closing PLO office in D.C.

The State Department accused the leadership of condemning "a USA peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government with respect to peace efforts and otherwise". The national security adviser is also planning to threat...

Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in ZlotoNews Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in ZlotoNews

The defendants were charged with murder, holding an armed gathering, damaging public property, illegal possession of weapons and belonging to an outlawed group, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood. The rights watchdog called for a retrial in front ...

These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and risky blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. At 11 a.m., the center of the storm was about 1150 east of the Windward Islands. "Our best defens...

FLOOD WATCH: Steady, possibly heavy rain en route to end weekend FLOOD WATCH: Steady, possibly heavy rain en route to end weekend

The combination of the low pressure system, abundant moisture, and a stationary front will cause a significant amount rain to possibly fall across the area through Monday. The rain will increase the risk of flooding, especially near small creeks and ...

US raises pressure on Palestinians by closing Washington mission

The State Department on Monday announced it will close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) offices in Washington, D.C., arguing it had failed to take steps "to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel". The PA shu...

Syria’s Idlib under ‘violent’ air strikes Syria’s Idlib under ‘violent’ air strikes

Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama on Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the rebels' last major stronghold. "We haven't said that the U.S. would use the military in response to ...

More than 80 people arrested in Russian Federation pension protests More than 80 people arrested in Russian Federation pension protests

Almost 300 people were reported arrested. The plan calls for the pension age to be raised five years - to 65 for men and 60 for women. YouTube has taken down a Russian opposition politician's YouTube ads after an official request. The crowd d...

Apple says new China tariffs will raise prices on some products Apple says new China tariffs will raise prices on some products

The tariffs have now pulled the largest tech company in the U.S.in the crosshairs of the ongoing trade battles. Both Intel and Apple are urging the Trump administration to re-evaluate the proposed tariff list, which is now under review by the W...

French police’s attempt to arrest intruder shuts down airport runway French police’s attempt to arrest intruder shuts down airport runway

French police have arrested a man after he rammed his auto through the glass doors of a terminal and onto the tarmac at Lyon airport. He was later detained. Flights have been halted at the major French airport. The man then rammed into security b...

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