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Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
- December 06, 2016

The Twitter messages came days after Trump went to IN to celebrate a decision by the heating and cooling giant Carrier to keep IN that state about half of the 2,000 jobs it had planned to eliminate as it moved production to Mexico. The reversal is great news for the Indianapolis workers who get to keep their jobs, at least for now. Pence appeared on both "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. (more...)
Threat against Los Angeles rail line called in from a foreign country
- December 06, 2016

The FBI is investigating an imminent threat against the Los Angeles Metro system for which it had received specific information, officials said. Bomb threats are usually checked out and tips verified before the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state security go to top alert , but there has just not been the time to decide or investigate the veracity of the called-in terror tip late on 5 December. (more...)
Putin expresses confidence in President-elect Trump amid Taiwan, Romney concerns Putin expresses confidence in President-elect Trump amid Taiwan, Romney concerns
- December 05, 2016

Putin called Trump "talented" and "colorful" during the US election campaign (Trump said Putin had called him "a genius", thanks to a mistranslation), but the Kremlin has been reserved in its praise since Trump won the USA presidency last month. (more...)
Trump victory spurs several electors to vote for alternative candidates
- December 04, 2016

Jill Stein, the Green Party's candidate, raised millions of dollars for a recount of votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI, where Mr Trump's margins of victory were thin. The facts don't get in the way of the people that are making Electoral College death threats. Let's wait until after the Electoral College meets before talking about who hates the system more. (more...)
Alaska observes World AIDS Day
- December 04, 2016

South African National AIDS Council has called on South Africans to come together to empower young women and fight the rate of new infections among the youth. We can not defeat AIDS without repealing outdated and unscientific laws that breed fear, discrimination and distrust for those living with the virus. (more...)
Gyan mourns Brazilian side Chapecoense over tragic plane disaster Gyan mourns Brazilian side Chapecoense over tragic plane disaster
- December 04, 2016

A poster celebrated, in a child's handwriting, Chapacoense's meteoric rise into top-flight Brazilian football: "They never exhausted of climbing and now they're in heaven". Among the people stunned by the crash was Brazilian soccer legend Pele . Players of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were flying to Medellin to play next November 30 the final first leg match against Atletico Nacional , as part of the Copa Sudamericana. (more...)
Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual' Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual'
- December 04, 2016

Ellison said Friday at a meeting between candidates for the DNC chair in Denver . The fundraiser for Ellison's re-election campaign was hosted by Esam Omeish, a past president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), who was forced to resign from a Virginia state immigration panel in 2007 after an exclusive IPT videotape showed him praising Palestinians for choosing the "the jihad way ... (more...)
Russia, Japan vow to resolve island dispute despite hurdles Russia, Japan vow to resolve island dispute despite hurdles
- December 04, 2016

Putin spoke of ties with Japan during his annual address to the Federal Assembly on December 1, saying that Russian Federation expects them to progress. A disagreement over the southern Kuril islands - which Japan calls the Northern Territories - has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty that would have formally ended their World War II hostilities. (more...)
Cuba's allies arrive in Havana for Castro tribute; Obama stays away Cuba's allies arrive in Havana for Castro tribute; Obama stays away
- December 03, 2016

The White House announced on Tuesday that it would send two senior administration officials to attend the memorial service for deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. African leaders included Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and South African President Jacob Zuma, who paid Castro a tribute of his own. But many Western leaders will not attend the event in person. (more...)
Court Orders Immediate Release Of Shiites Leader, El-ZakyZaky Court Orders Immediate Release Of Shiites Leader, El-ZakyZaky
- December 03, 2016

The Youth Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Thursday called for the unconditional release of the leader of the movement, Ibaraheem Zakzaky. It is evident that the arrest of the Zakzaky is part of an organized campaign against the IMN originating from the heart of the military, security services and state apparatus. (more...)
Donald Trump Softens Stand on Clinton, Climate Change, Other Key Issues
- December 03, 2016

Meeting at the newspaper's midtown Manhattan headquarters, Trump spoke frankly about a number of topics with the paper's editors, reporters and business executives. Asked if he will condemn them, Trump said: "Of course I did. And I want to focus on all of these other things that we've been talking about". "If he made the choice to unite the nation, I think all those people who didn't (did) vote against him maybe can take another look at him". (more...)
Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana
- December 03, 2016

The first non-stop flight from Charlotte to Havana, Cuba will departed Wednesday morning. Delta is the only existing US carrier to previously operate passenger service until it was suspended in 1961 due to an unstable political climate and profitability challenged. (more...)
IS conflict: 1950 Iraq security forces killed in November
- December 03, 2016

The stakes are high for the Iraqi government and its U.S. backers as they orchestrate a massive, multipronged attack on the Islamic State's largest stronghold in Iraq, which has been under its control for two and a half years. The break in the pipeline - one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul - is located in parts of the city still held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), making it impossible to fix quickly. (more...)
Trump says could have won popular vote, blames voter fraud Trump says could have won popular vote, blames voter fraud
- December 03, 2016

That's right: Both ex-candidates are pushing this narrative - and both have ample motivation to do so. Trump won 290 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 232, with the votes from MI still untallied, although Clinton beat the NY mogul by at least two million votes in the popular vote . (more...)
Manchester United vs West Ham Manchester United vs West Ham
- December 02, 2016

The Portuguese was serving a one-match touchline ban on Wednesday, but his side shrugged off his absence to record a convincing victory as Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two apiece. It will be Southampton's first appearance in the semifinals of England's second-tier cup competition since the 1986-87 season. West Ham's woes continued when Michail Antonio then came off with an injury to add to Aaron Cresswell's departure just before the break before Martial extended the home ... (more...)
Trevor Noah: How journalists really need to deal with Trump Trevor Noah: How journalists really need to deal with Trump
- December 02, 2016

If you're unfamiliar with Tomi Lahren, she's a 24-year-old American online personality who now hosts Tomi for TheBlaze (which is basically a Fox News audition over and over again) and through her various Facebook monologues, has earned followers who sympathize with her super conservative (even racist) ways. (more...)
Recount to start Thursday; Stein request for hand tabulation denied Recount to start Thursday; Stein request for hand tabulation denied
- December 02, 2016

Stein formally requested Wednesday a hand recount of the state's presidential election, a labor-intensive undertaking that is expected to begin Friday morning and could result in marathon counting sessions until the December 13 deadline. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified Trump as the victor on Monday. "We stand behind our election results, which accurately reflect the will of the American people", the administration said in a statement late last week. (more...)
Rebel-held Aleppo faces starvation as government closes in
- December 02, 2016

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria through a network of local contacts, said tens more were wounded in Jub al-Quba. Russian Federation has proposed setting up four humanitarian corridors to battered eastern Aleppo to allow the flow of aid as well as hundreds of desperately-needed medical evacuations, the United Nation said Thursday. (more...)
'Dear Ivanka' Rally Unites Artists Against Trump 'Dear Ivanka' Rally Unites Artists Against Trump
- December 02, 2016

To make the message really hit home, the group has accompanied glamourous posed photos of the soon-to-be First Daughter from her own Instagram account with captions seeking to highlight Mr Trump's rhetoric. Her followers were quick to point out that Theodore has a few more months to go before his actual birthday. For example, the caption of one photo reads, " Dear Ivanka , I'm gay and I want to be able to marry". (more...)
Presidential recount begins in Wisconsin
- December 02, 2016

Johnson said she found it odd that Stein, who had zero chance of being a contender in the election, would request a recount in MI. According to the objection filed by Trump's legal team, he argues that Jill Stein's low vote total disqualifies her from objecting to the results and that it would take too long and is too expensive to count the votes again. (more...)
Fire at student dormitory in Turkey kills 12 Fire at student dormitory in Turkey kills 12
- December 02, 2016

All of the schoolgirls who died were said to be 14 or under. Security officials stand out the damaged building in Aladag , Adana, Turkey , Wednesday, Nov. No one was left in the building, he said. The Guardian reveals that the three-story building had a wooden interior, resulting in the fire taking nearly no time to spread. (more...)
Small county issues delay recount in Lincoln County Small county issues delay recount in Lincoln County
- December 02, 2016

The state certified the election results on Monday, which showed that Republican Donald Trump won the state with a 10,704 vote margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton. "I think it'll be very close to what was reported on election night", McDonell said. Those representatives may object to the count of a vote if there are questions about a voter's intent or whether the vote is valid. (more...)
Pro-asylum seeker protesters force suspension of Australian parliament Pro-asylum seeker protesters force suspension of Australian parliament
- December 02, 2016

Speaker Tony Smith acknowledged the changes will impact the original design intent of Parliament House, but said the world had changed since the original brief for the building was created in the late 1970s. In an extraordinary coincidence, MPs have also used the final parliamentary sitting day of the year to vote through security upgrades that will close off the upper slopes of Parliament's iconic lawns as part of some $60 million in works around the sprawling complex. (more...)
SC Orders Cinema Halls to Play National Anthem Before Movie Screening SC Orders Cinema Halls to Play National Anthem Before Movie Screening
- December 01, 2016

The court also banned commercial exploitation of the national anthem . We really want them to feel the words of the National Anthem; we want them to experience this lovely poetry of Mr. In 2015, a group of moviegoers were thrown out of a cinema because they had not stood for the national anthem , which sparked a national debate on the importance of the anthem in cinema halls. (more...)
Stephen Port convicted of murder
- November 30, 2016

Mr Walgate, 23, was fatally poisoned with the date-rape drug GHB by Port, who then dumped his lifeless body near a graveyard close by. Mr Whitworth was found by a dog walker on September 20 in a churchyard near Port's flat in Barking, east London on September 20 2014. (more...)
Thousands hold anti-PM rally in Malaysia; 15 detained Thousands hold anti-PM rally in Malaysia; 15 detained
- November 30, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department lawsuits filed in a federal court in the US did not name Najib, instead referring to "Malaysian Official 1". ― Bernama picLIMA, Nov 20 ― Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he finds that Malaysians have become fed up with the Bersih electoral reform group or feel that its rallies do not bring any benefit to the country. (more...)
Iraqi airstrikes destroy two Islamic State bomb factories
- November 30, 2016

The army troops were able to advance from Tal Afar Airport northward and recaptured Huwaijat Al-Hosan and Ain Talawi villages, thus controlling the main road between Tal Afar and Sinjar. The strikes targeted an industrial area where ISIL is believed to be making booby-traps and transforming vehicles into auto bombs, he said. The terrorists are dug in among more than a million civilians as a tactic to hamper airstrikes. (more...)
Trump's likely pick for Commerce Sec. Ross familiar face in loan market
- November 30, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary says he expects USA interest rates to stay "relatively low for the next couple of years" - but eventually they will rise. Ross is a billionaire investor known for taking over ailing steel and coal companies, and then selling them for a big profit. "We're thrilled to be here and we're thrilled to work for the president-elect and honored to have these positions". (more...)
'Country needs strong Ukip more than ever', says new leader 'Country needs strong Ukip more than ever', says new leader
- November 30, 2016

He said the party's new leader will be targeting the region after taking over the reins from Nigel Farage. It represents a significant vote of confidence in Mr Hookem, coming just weeks after he was involved in a confrontation with then fellow MEP Steven Woolfe at the European Parliament who later collapsed. (more...)
Turkey has not given up on EU but eyeing alternatives Turkey has not given up on EU but eyeing alternatives
- November 30, 2016

Earlier this month, Erdogan discussed again the idea that Turkey might join Russian Federation and China in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The European Parliament's resolution was adopted by 479 votes "for" and 37 "against", 107 MPs abstained from voting. "I don't know whether I would be useful to Renzi saying I would like to see "Yes" win, I just say I would not like to see "No" prevailing (in the referendum)", Juncker said. (more...)