Wednesday August 21-st, 2019

Ralph Northam says 'I'm not going anywhere' despite calls to resign Ralph Northam says 'I'm not going anywhere' despite calls to resign

President Donald Trump has weighed in on the controversy with several tweets. A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Beyer also said he believes the two women who have accused Fairfax of sexual ass...

Turkey Decries China's Treatment of Uighurs Turkey Decries China's Treatment of Uighurs

United States lawmakers are now considering sanctions against the Chinese officials who are involved in the detention of the Uighurs. The country's demands come after the death of Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit in custody. Uighur diaspora...

At least 99 dead after consuming toxic alcohol in India At least 99 dead after consuming toxic alcohol in India

Total 31 liquor traders have been arrested in connection with the deaths that occurred due to consumption of illicit liquor. But the current death toll is believed to be the deadliest outbreak since a similar case killed 172 in West Bengal in 2011....

Thai court drops extradition against Australian-based refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi Thai court drops extradition against Australian-based refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Araibi was detained by Thai authorities on November 27 when arrived in Bangkok for a one week honeymoon with his wife. A Thai court has ordered the release of refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking hi...

Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his government out of accelerating peace talks. The correspon...

Trump Mocks Global Warming As Klobuchar Announces 2020 Bid in Snow Trump Mocks Global Warming As Klobuchar Announces 2020 Bid in Snow

Ms. Klobuchar has focussed her efforts on issues like antitrust oversight, agriculture and voter security. "We are all exhausted of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding", Klobuchar said. But her legislative record has ...

Khalilzad appreciates Pakistan's role in Afghan peace process Khalilzad appreciates Pakistan's role in Afghan peace process

United States troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) Base in Logar province, Afghanistan August 7, 2018. " Pakistan has tried to facilitate talks between the Taliban and the United States and also favors inter-Afghan dialogue including...

Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris

The French President was eventually forced to abandon the charge in a bid to quell the violence but ended up only firing up protestors keen on getting more concessions from the Government. Thousands of protesters also turned out in the French citie...

Russia’s Gazprombank rejects report on Venezuelan oil giant’s new accounts Russia’s Gazprombank rejects report on Venezuelan oil giant’s new accounts

Reuters said PDVSA's move follows new U.S. financial sanctions imposed on January 28 and aimed at blocking President Nicolas Maduro's access to Venezuela's oil revenue. According to the agency, PDVSA has instructed joint ventures' clients to transfer...

Netanyahu's rival steps into illegal settlement minefield Netanyahu's rival steps into illegal settlement minefield

The comments are being construed as evidence of a willingness on Gantz's part to uproot Jewish communities from the West Bank in the event of a future peace deal with the Palestinians. The Israeli candidate didn't mention the Palestinian people, bu...

Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday

The last time Humboldt County beaches saw snow was during the winter of 2002-03, forecasters said. Heavy equipment and crews then cleared more than 20 fallen trees and 8 miles (13 kilometers) of deep snow on the road leading to the lodge to allow g...

Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region

Whether that will mean plowable snow or just a mess of wintry mix, sleet, or freezing rain, is still unclear. Slippery travel was already being reported across Missouri due to freezing rain on Sunday morning. The snow will be winding down early thi...

Lil Baby Arrested In Atlanta For Reckless Driving & Eluding Police Lil Baby Arrested In Atlanta For Reckless Driving & Eluding Police

From the footage shared by the Shade Room, the man who is identified as Lil Baby in the video is seen on the ground next to an orange Corvette as a uniform officer stands above him. At press time, Lil Baby's record label, Quality Control , has...

Tucker Airs Footage Of The FBI’s Raid On Roger Stone’s Home Tucker Airs Footage Of The FBI’s Raid On Roger Stone’s Home

Stone's lawyers have alleged CNN, lurking in the shadows at the time of the raid, were tipped off beforehand and that at least one reporter allegedly had a draft copy of Stone's indictment before he appeared in court. The final part of the clip shows...

Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody

According to Fox Baltimore , the call came out just after noon Friday for shots fired inside of the school building. A 25-year-old male suspect is in custody. "We believe this is an outside person who confronted the person inside the school", C...

Buhari presides over most corrupt, incompetent administration - PDP Buhari presides over most corrupt, incompetent administration - PDP

In the statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary and Director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, the PDP invited Nigerians to document the provocative action against the party and its presidential cam...

Dem Floats Bill to Legalize Marijuana Dem Floats Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Justin Strekal, political director of the pro-legalization group NORML, said in a statement that the proposal is another sign of the "growing public support for ending our failed war on cannabis consumers". Instead, federal law would defer to state...

Sierra Leone declares a rape national emergency after hundreds of attacks Sierra Leone declares a rape national emergency after hundreds of attacks

More than 8,500 assault cases were recorded last year - a rise of almost 4,000 on the figure from the previous year - in a country of 7.5 million people, the BBC reported . The assault was one of many that have gone unpunished in Sierra Leone, where...

Brexit: May to make plea to MPs for time to change deal Brexit: May to make plea to MPs for time to change deal

Reaching a deal is "profoundly" in the interest of the U.K., Brokenshire told BBC Television's "Andrew Marr Show", but it is also important to give a sense of clarity and goal, which he believes May's new vote pledge will do. There are also few sig...

May to promise new Brexit debate in push for more negotiating time May to promise new Brexit debate in push for more negotiating time

The survey was conducted among 1,503 adult respondents across the United Kingdom on February 4-8. May wants to win over lawmakers in her Conservative Party with changes relating to the Northern Irish border, but the EU has refused to reopen tha...

Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test

Larson also allegedly told the deputy he thought he was in Clearwater. Body cam video shows Larson bouncing and rowing and spinning at certain points. The deputy said it took some knocking on the window and shouting for the man to wake up. He was...

First look at Finland's basic income trial: no major changes First look at Finland's basic income trial: no major changes

Taking a different tack, it imposed new sanctions past year for the unemployed who failed or opted not to accept work while receiving benefits. That could help reduce dependence on the state and cut welfare costs, especially as greater automation see...

Storm Erik to batter Scotland with gales and heavy rain overnight Storm Erik to batter Scotland with gales and heavy rain overnight

A yellow weather warning for strong wind until 3pm covered much of Wales , central and northern England and southern Scotland , with a separate yellow warning for northern Scotland that said flooding could follow heavy rains. The Met Office said ex...

Top prosecutor: Trump campaign chairman's meeting with Russian at 'heart' of probe Top prosecutor: Trump campaign chairman's meeting with Russian at 'heart' of probe

The transcript from a sealed hearing in Paul Manafort's case provides further insight into what special counsel Robert Mueller considers significant in his wide-ranging probe of the Kremlin's efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election and the t...

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

King Vajiralongkorn denounced his sister's political plans as "inappropriate". The royal family has a long-standing tradition of staying out of politics, and electoral law forbids parties from using the monarchy in campaigns. Thai Raksa Chart, said...

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