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Trump Seems to Soften on Campaign Promises Trump Seems to Soften on Campaign Promises
- November 24, 2016

They would be both messy and financially painful. The president-elect also has a Trump-branded residential tower in almost Mumbai with another company. " Donald Trump's rule was, don't say I have less money than I say I do", Jeselnik said. Trump has cited a long running audit by the Internal Revenue Service in refusing to release his tax returns. (more...)
French Jewish leaders criticize Fillon over fundamentalism comments
- November 24, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on the recent win of France's Francois Fillon in the first round of the center-right party's presidential primary, saying that his "personal relations" with Fillon have shown the politician to be a "decent man". (more...)
Missouri to run by committee following Crockett's suspension Missouri to run by committee following Crockett's suspension
- November 24, 2016

An unnamed school spokesperson was quoted saying, "We are aware of the incident and we are handling it internally". He was sitting in a vehicle with others, but was the only person arrested. First-year coach Barry Odom announced Shipp's dismissal Wednesday in a statement from the Tigers' athletic department. He is already Mizzou's all-time record holder for freshman rushing yards and touchdowns. (more...)
Trump aide suggests he wants no Clinton probe Trump aide suggests he wants no Clinton probe
- November 23, 2016

Conway suggested Trump's new posture is aimed at Republicans in Congress who have relentlessly investigated the former secretary of state, including whether classified information passed through her private email server and how she acted in connection with the deadly raid on the USA compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. (more...)
Iraqi forces accused of killing civilians near Mosul
- November 21, 2016

Regular army troops control 90 percent of the Intisar neighborhood, said one officer, but progress had slowed because "the streets are too narrow for our tanks". As they pushed into the town, he said, two of his men were killed by an enemy who repeatedly eluded capture. The Iraqi government says Nimrud was bulldozed past year as part of ISIL's campaign to destroy symbols which the extremists consider idolatrous. (more...)
Nauru welcomes Australia's refugee deal with US Nauru welcomes Australia's refugee deal with US
- November 21, 2016

About 1,200 people are being held in the asylum centres on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru island. The ABC has been told that the USA offer to take refugees does not hinge on a "people swap", even though Mr Turnbull announced in September that Australia would take refugees from Central America as part of its annual intake of 18,750. (more...)
Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires
- November 19, 2016

As of Wednesday night, crews were working a burnout on Rich Mountain Road, she said. There's somewhere between 15 and 25 separate fires in the western part of the state at this time. There also is a prayer meeting set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Historic Burke County Courthouse Square. Forestry Commission Spokeswoman Wendy Burnett said more than 28,000 acres were burning in an area about 100 miles north of Atlanta that forced the evacuation of about 60 homes, the news service reported. (more...)
Australia Transferring 100s of Pacific Island Detainees to US
- November 19, 2016

Turnbull thanked the USA, saying: "We have a long history of cooperation in which our two nations pursue our mutual and respective humanitarian objectives". Mr Turnbull declined to put a timeline on the transition to the U.S. other than saying Homeland Security officials would be coming to Australia in the next few days to start the process of carefully assessing each refugee. (more...)
Jimmy Fallon Reveals His Four Favorite 'Gilmore Girls' Characters Jimmy Fallon Reveals His Four Favorite 'Gilmore Girls' Characters
- November 19, 2016

It's hard to imagine Gilmore Girls without the sparkling romance between Lorelai ( Lauren Graham ) and Luke (Scott Patterson). Gilmore Girls was canceled in May 2007, after the season - now series - finale had already been shot. OK, because Lorelai becomes Jess' aunt (since she married his uncle), she becomes Jess' offspring's great aunt. I mean, there was no sense of having to resuscitate something, you know. (more...)
Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather
- November 18, 2016

He says the troops are securing areas they have taken with checkpoints and sweeping for explosives. ISIS has driven suicide auto bombs into advancing troops and has hit them with sniper and mortar fire. Since the Mosul operation began, Human Rights Watch has documented ISIS forcibly evacuating civilians under their control with its fighters, apparently to use them as "human shields", and executions of former Iraqi security forces. (more...)
Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis
- November 18, 2016

Obama then flew to Berlin, where he had an informal dinner with Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday night. He argued it wasn't too late for a course correction. "We can't look backward for answers, we have to look forward", Obama said, adding that progress must be mitigated by citizens' well being. And to listeners at home fearful about Trump, he offered a path out of the wilderness, albeit a long and winding one. (more...)
Quake leaves cows stranded on a tiny 'island'
- November 18, 2016

The "docile" cows are now said to be recovering from their ordeal. "There is a 150m high dam caused by the earthquakes which could rapidly fail, spilling water and debris from the new "lake" over (or through) the dam due to heavy rain and building pressure", Civil Defence Canterbury said on its Facebook page. (more...)
Irregular South Africa government expenditure up 80 pct Irregular South Africa government expenditure up 80 pct
- November 18, 2016

It was also revealed during the press briefing that the major reasons for the irregular expenditure was the lack of adherence to the strict laid down procedures for procurement. He says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa was responsible for almost R14 billion of the irregular spending. Departments regressed from 53% in 2014-15. (more...)
Unemployment rate drops slightly in RI Unemployment rate drops slightly in RI
- November 18, 2016

The state unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from a year ago. Jobs on the year: Year-to-date, MA has added 61,300 jobs. The national jobless rate decreased slightly by one-tenth of a percentage point over this period. (more...)
Visit to pave way for India-Israel 'Free Trade Pact': Rivlin Visit to pave way for India-Israel 'Free Trade Pact': Rivlin
- November 18, 2016

Speaking at a banquet hosted in the honour of visiting Israel President Reuven Rivlin at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday, Mukherjee said challenges of 21st century call for a coordinated response from the global community. The abundant supply of manpower in India needs to be equipped with the right skill sets so enable them to take up the new jobs. The two leaders emphasised the need for a strong and growing partnership to secure peoples and countries constantly threatened ... (more...)
After anti-president protests in South Africa, Zuma found guilty of corruption After anti-president protests in South Africa, Zuma found guilty of corruption
- November 18, 2016

Opposition parties, however, said they could push for a vote of no confidence in the president in coming weeks. The release of the report came after Jacob Zuma lifted a court application to try to block its publication. Zuma said in his political stronghold of KwaZulu-Natal province that he has already spent time in prison, referring to the decade he spent behind bars as an anti-apartheid activist during South Africa's white minority rule, which ended in 1994. (more...)
Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal
- November 17, 2016

Park tapped Yoo Yeong-ha, a former member of the standing committee of the National Human Rights Commission as her legal representative, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said. Prosecutors also announced on Sunday a plan to quiz Park this week. Yonhap said on Tuesday prosecutors had summoned Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, which if true would make him the latest head of a South Korean conglomerate to be questioned by investigators. (more...)
President Obama says debt relief, reforms needed for Greek recovery
- November 17, 2016

From Germany, Obama will travel to Peru for an Asian economic summit before returning to Washington on Saturday. The visit of the outgoing US President Barack Obama to Athens is going to go down as one of the important moments in Greece's political history. (more...)
Egypt condemns Israeli bill that could approve settlements
- November 17, 2016

Although the bill has drawn heavy worldwide criticism and faces tough legal questions, many hard-liners are also hopeful things will change after Trump takes office in January. Israel's Supreme Court had ruled the government must evacuate a few dozen families from Amona settlement and return the land to its Palestinian owners. (more...)
South Korea prosecutors question former vice sports minister South Korea prosecutors question former vice sports minister
- November 17, 2016

Ms Park is under pressure over her shadowy confidant Ms Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of using her personal ties with the President to coerce local firms to donate millions of dollars to non-profit foundations Ms Choi then used for personal gain. (more...)
Obama warns against 'darker forces' of isolationism
- November 17, 2016

President Barack Obama attends a State Dinner hosted by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, right, at the Presidential Mansion, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Underscoring the symbolism of the venue, Obama took time to tour the Acropolis, the home of the iconic hilltop Athens ruins that have become an enduring symbol of Western civilization itself. (more...)
Gov. Nikki Haley being considered for major cabinet position in Trump administration Gov. Nikki Haley being considered for major cabinet position in Trump administration
- November 17, 2016

It came on the heels of Trump sharing tweets from two senior aides, trying to portray Haley as hypocritical of him releasing tax returns. Other names being floated for the nation's chief diplomat include: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.N. (more...)
Bomber kills 4 near Afghanistan Defense Ministry Bomber kills 4 near Afghanistan Defense Ministry
- November 17, 2016

No group has yet claimed responsibility. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. He added that two security officials were among the dead in the bombing, which occurred close to the defence ministry. (more...)
Tourists flock to see Donald Trump-like bird in a Chinese zoo Tourists flock to see Donald Trump-like bird in a Chinese zoo
- November 17, 2016

The latest exhibit: A local journalist in the eastern city of Hangzhou noticed that a golden pheasant in Hangzhou Safari Park had plumage on its head that was remarkably similar to Trump's blond coif. Donald Trump's straw-yellow hair has been compared to many things. One user wrote "Trump to wife: But I've never even been there [Hangzhou]!", while another insisted "Trump should financially support this bird until he graduates from university". (more...)
Barcelona strikes new sponsorship deal with Japan's Rakuten Barcelona strikes new sponsorship deal with Japan's Rakuten
- November 17, 2016

With the pulling power of top stars like Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barcelona's success on the pitch ensures the club exerts a huge draw on advertisers. But many of Barcelona's members had expressed their opposition to the club's relationship with the Gulf state. The club is expected to post a record turnover of 679 million euros in the 2015-16 season and surpass arch-rival Real Madrid as the world's richest club in the annual rankings by Deloitte. (more...)
Trump hails Israel as ┬┤beacon of hope┬┤
- November 16, 2016

A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says his boss doesn't think Israeli settlements should be condemned and they don't pose an "obstacle to peace ". "I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region", Netanyahu said. Another possible selection, a former USA ambassador to the UN John Bolton once dismissed Palestinian claims to statehood as a "ploy". (more...)
Michael O'Neill: I don't want the Scotland job Michael O'Neill: I don't want the Scotland job
- November 16, 2016

O'Neill penned a four-year contract extension in March and his team have made a fine start in their own bid to reach Russian Federation in two years' time, though the Northern Irish boss chose his words carefully when the prospect of the Scottish job was put to him. (more...)
Idlib and Homs bombed as Russia launches major air campaign Idlib and Homs bombed as Russia launches major air campaign
- November 16, 2016

Military officials briefed the Moscow press on the day of the U.S. presidential election that a large-scale air offensive was imminent using cruise missiles, carrier and land based aircraft, but that onslaught never materialised. The minister noted that the Russian military had thoroughly surveilled the targets before striking them, choosing the most important. The pilot of the doomed aircraft ejected safely and was rescued by a helicopter while the Russian Navy radioed all the nearby ... (more...)
Nigel Farage meets US President elect before Theresa May
- November 16, 2016

Mr Banks, who was with the interim Ukip boss as they met with Mr Bannon and his boss at Trump Tower on Saturday, said the president-elect and Mr Farage were old friends who spoke or texted each other "every day - they are best mates". Our diplomatic staff have been building those contacts and links in the run-up to the election", she said in response to questions about Farage's hour-long meeting with Trump in NY. (more...)
EU should decide between Turkey or its enemies, Turkey PM says
- November 16, 2016

Turkey has a long waited for its EU membership, while each application to accede to the European Union was frustrating for the government. "We should not push Turkey into a corner", said British foreign minister Boris Johnson, following a new wave of arrests of opposition MPs and journalists in Turkey. (more...)