Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Melania Trump ends Africa tour in Egypt Melania Trump ends Africa tour in Egypt

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the transformative Beyond Zero initiative while US First Lady Melania Trump is the founder and promoter of the "Be Best" initiative created to improve the welfare of children. The administration said re...

Trudeau affirms China trade aspirations after USMCA's 'non-market' requirement Trudeau affirms China trade aspirations after USMCA's 'non-market' requirement

For Canada , the agreement similarly provides a stable environment for commerce with the country that buys 75 percent of its exports and hosts massive amounts of Canadian investment. "I think that was probably the single pivotal moment", Freeland sa...

Missing Interpol president ‘taken away’ by Chinese officials for questioning Missing Interpol president ‘taken away’ by Chinese officials for questioning

Meng's disappearance was originally reported by his wife, who told French police in the city of Lyon she had not heard from him since he travelled to China. Eventually, the party issues a terse statement that the official is "under investigation", ...

Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Prize for peace Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Prize for peace

Asked whether the Me Too movement had inspired the Nobel committee's choice, chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said: "Me Too and war crimes are not quite the same". "For almost 20 years I have witnessed war crimes committed against women, young girl...

Putin: Trade between Russia & India will reach $30bn by 2025 Putin: Trade between Russia & India will reach $30bn by 2025

Welcoming Indian firms to invest in Russia , Putin said the two nations share longstanding ties. The Times of India quoted Indian Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa as saying that this purchase would serve as a "booster shot" for the Indian Air Force.

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

She said she initially thought it was a stick and considered throwing it back into the water. A Swedish museum has landed itself a new Iron Age exhibit, thanks to an eight-year-old who pulled the relic from a lake. Andy Vanecek's home state is Minn...

Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge

That indicates she's unlikely to change her vote, because voting no on cloture for someone nominated by the president of your own party is a bold move. Notably, there was Arizona Senator Jeff Flake dithering over his vote to advance the nomination ...

Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition leader Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition leader

Besides Shehbaz, PML-N leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique are also allegedly involved and are supposed to appear before the NAB on October 16. She insisted that the case against PML President is totally baseless, as not even Rs 1...

Jury reaches verdict in trial of Chicago police officer Jury reaches verdict in trial of Chicago police officer

Chicago police say a person was taken into custody Thursday night following threats made against "officers and public officials" related to the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke , according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh

While she respects her colleagues' support for Kavanaugh , Murkowski said, "I also that think we're at a place where we need to think about the credibility and integrity of our institutions". Moxley wrote to Sen. But it appears no Republican S...

Donald Trump slams NY Times 'hit piece' on reported tax avoidance plan Donald Trump slams NY Times 'hit piece' on reported tax avoidance plan

The newspaper said it had reviewed 100,000 documents, including the elder Trump's tax returns, to calculate that Trump and his siblings had received the equivalent in today's dollars of $413 million worth of assets. Blasio has threatened the head of ...

Nobel Peace Prize winners fight rape as 'a weapon of war' Nobel Peace Prize winners fight rape as 'a weapon of war'

Mukwege, a gynecologist and surgeon, has provided medical care for thousands of women and girls affected by rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, CNN reported . The Panzi Hospital has also been the target of threats, and in...

Helpful Utah Toddler Shreds More Than $1,000 Of His Parents' Cash Helpful Utah Toddler Shreds More Than $1,000 Of His Parents' Cash

They searched the house - even through the trash - looking for the missing cash, they told the station. It was in the shredder. The cash was cut up into tiny pieces . There is some hope for the couple. While they're upset, the Jackee and Ben h...

US Senate: Don't Approve Kavanaugh Nomination US Senate: Don't Approve Kavanaugh Nomination

Senators voted 51-49 to officially end debate on Kavanaugh's confirmation and begin counting down to the final vote, tentatively set for 4:30 p.m. Senator Jeff Flake - who requested an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh's behavior - voted yes, but ...

US outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran US outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran

The strategy, unveiled by National Security Adviser John Bolton, is the first issued since 2011 when the Obama administration's view of counterterrorism was focused nearly exclusively on the threat posed by al Qaeda after the death of its founder, Os...

United Kingdom says Russian Federation was behind 4 major cyber-attacks on Western democracies United Kingdom says Russian Federation was behind 4 major cyber-attacks on Western democracies

In scenes reminiscent of a Cold War spy novel, Dutch security services said they had expelled four Russian GRU agents in April after they attempted a cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons , from a auto parked in a ...

Nobel peace prize 2018 winners: who are Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad? Nobel peace prize 2018 winners: who are Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad?

A doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a 25-year-old Yazidi activist who was enslaved in Iraq by Islamic State have won this year's Nobel peace prize . "MeToo and war crimes is not quite the same thing, but they do however have in common t...

Chicago police officer charged with killing Laquan McDonald takes the stand Chicago police officer charged with killing Laquan McDonald takes the stand

The white Chicago police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 took the witness stand on Tuesday in his own defence at his trial, in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the third-largest USA city. Van Dyke's lawyers have por...

Despite negative signals, Mike Pompeo to visit North Korea again at weekend Despite negative signals, Mike Pompeo to visit North Korea again at weekend

Pompeo's trip at the weekend comes as the United States hopes to move forward in negotiations with the North, which has repeatedly complained the Trump administration has not reciprocated its good will. The holiday is considered the founding date of ...

Trump rails against 'very rude' Kavanaugh protesters after 302 people arrested Trump rails against 'very rude' Kavanaugh protesters after 302 people arrested

On Twitter Friday morning, the president said the rude elevator screamers are paid professionals just trying to make senators look bad. "Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs", he wrote. "These are not signs made in the bas...

Russian spies hacked officials to protect doping athletes, United States charges

Dutch officials said they had disrupted an attempt to hack into the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) in April. "It's not always clear why [the Russians] did the operation towards the OPCW because that does ...

Senators weigh moving forward on Kavanaugh confirmation vote Senators weigh moving forward on Kavanaugh confirmation vote

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote today and a final vote tomorrow on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top USA court. The allegations of a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, w...

Interpol’s president reported missing after leaving for China Interpol’s president reported missing after leaving for China

French police said earlier they had launched a search for Meng after being contacted by his wife, news agencies reported. Neither Interpol nor Chinese authorities have made any official statement about Meng's disappearance or the investigation so...

Former South Korean President is imprisoned for 15 years on corruption charges Former South Korean President is imprisoned for 15 years on corruption charges

Ironically, South Korea scores relatively well on global rankings for bribery at lower levels of society, with police and teachers generally not taking backhanders, in contrast to some other Asian countries, said Kim Geo-sung, a former head of anti...

Trump says Kavanaugh case will drive GOP votes Trump says Kavanaugh case will drive GOP votes

Man, he was gone so fast. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was appointed by Minnesota's governor to succeed Franken. Franken resigned due to backlash over a photo showing him groping a sleeping woman . Housley joined Trump on stage briefly during...

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