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PM Modi attends swearing in ceremony of Maldives new President PM Modi attends swearing in ceremony of Maldives new President
- November 18, 2018

By Archana Chaudhary and Iain MarlowPrime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first-ever visit to the tropical island nation of Maldives for the swearing-in of its new president amid ongoing rivalry between New Delhi and Beijing for influence in the Indian Ocean . (more...)
Michael Avenatti’s Ex-Wives Came to His Defense After Domestic Violence Arrest Michael Avenatti’s Ex-Wives Came to His Defense After Domestic Violence Arrest
- November 18, 2018

We should all reserve judgement until the investigation-an investigation Michael has said he welcomes-is complete, and that's what I'm going to do. "We went to dinner last week, he was in Youngstown and I really like him", Rep. Both of his ex-wives, Storie-Avenatti and Christine Avenatti-Carlin, publicly came out in support of their previous partner. "Michael has always been a loving kind father to our two daughters and husband". (more...)
Landmark change to the definition of kilogram approved Landmark change to the definition of kilogram approved
- November 18, 2018

Things are all set to change now. A historic decision was taken this week at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, organized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM ), which marks the biggest overhaul of the International System of Units (SI) since 1875. (more...)
Trump to visit California as number of missing reaches 1000 amid wildfires Trump to visit California as number of missing reaches 1000 amid wildfires
- November 18, 2018

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters the number of people unaccounted for nearly doubled from 631 to 1,011 in 24 hours as authorities receive more reports of people missing and as emergency calls made when the fire broke out are reviewed. (more...)
Bourke Street's Trolley Man Has Handed Himself Into Police Bourke Street's Trolley Man Has Handed Himself Into Police
- November 18, 2018

The act also brought him to the attention of police who wanted to speak to him for a series of burglaries in St Kilda and the CBD. Earlier this week, Stolzenberg hit back at critics who said Rogers wasn't worthy of the funds people raised for him. (more...)
Andrew Gillum Concedes Again in Florida Governor's Race Andrew Gillum Concedes Again in Florida Governor's Race
- November 18, 2018

Gillum had conceded the race on election night, but withdrew his concession when the vote count became close. In a Facebook video, the Democrat conceded the race Saturday after finding himself 30,000 votes behind Republican Ron DeSantis in a legally mandated machine recount. (more...)
Irish PM Does Not See Much Room for Brexit Deal Renegotiation Irish PM Does Not See Much Room for Brexit Deal Renegotiation
- November 18, 2018

But Maajid warns that a trade deal where Northern Ireland is a different customs arrangement to the rest of the United Kingdom would create a hard border within the UK. May said she felt the threat of a no deal Brexit personally as she was Type 1 diabetic: "I depend on insulin every day". British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce said it was continuing with its contingency plans. (more...)
Trump on NYT Pence Loyalty Report Trump on NYT Pence Loyalty Report
- November 17, 2018

Loyalty is something of an obsession for Trump, who demands it of everyone from his former attorney general to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. President Trump went on to say he does not question the vice president's loyalty and said the story was false. The New York Times reported that Trump was asking "aides and advisers" if Pence was loyal in recent days. (more...)
Betsy DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules Betsy DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules
- November 17, 2018

Some college leaders complained that the rules were too complex and could be overly burdensome. Especially vulnerable under the new rules are transgender students, who experience higher rates of sexual harassment and violence than their peers. (more...)
Brown, Newsom to Join Trump on Camp Fire Visit Brown, Newsom to Join Trump on Camp Fire Visit
- November 17, 2018

The death toll jumped from 63 to 71 on Friday, as rescuers found seven more bodies in Paradise and an eighth in Magalia, to the north of the ravaged town. He encouraged everyone to review the list and call the sheriff's department at 530-538-6570, 530-538-7544, 530-538-7671, if you see anyone who is no longer missing so their name can be removed. (more...)
Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom
- November 17, 2018

Watch above, via Fox News. Trump said that playing music was his idea but when the richly toned performance stopped after just a few seconds, the disappointed president complained that staff organizing the event "have no promotional ability". (more...)
Protester killed in French 'yellow-vest' road blockades
- November 17, 2018

An investigation into how the protester died is underway, say French officials. Police deployed large forces to the areas where protests were held, but still apparently failed to bring the situation fully under control as, according to the Interior Ministry, 47 people were injured during the protests, with three in critical condition. (more...)
United Nations envoy says Yemeni parties to meet in Sweden United Nations envoy says Yemeni parties to meet in Sweden
- November 17, 2018

One little child - I remember his little feet were sticking out of the blanket, and it was kind of cute, and I went and tickled the little feet thinking I'd get a little smile, and it was like tickling a ghost. In the capital Sanaa, Yemenis pleaded with the global community to help broker a settlement. AFP news agency puts the death toll estimate at 600. "If we find there are particular battles or if there is an increase in activity - for example in Hudaydah - between now and when we meet in ... (more...)
French drivers blocking roads to protest rising fuel taxes French drivers blocking roads to protest rising fuel taxes
- November 17, 2018

French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators blocked roads around France to protest gas price increases. The government said it was prepared to send police to remove protesters and threatening fines. The taxes they are angry about are part of President Emmanuel Macron's strategy to move France away from fossil fuels. (more...)
American detained in North Korea deported back to USA, official says American detained in North Korea deported back to USA, official says
- November 17, 2018

But North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's supervision of the reported hi-tech weapon's testing is saying to the United States that "we can go either way", Yun cautioned. "With Pyongyang testing what appears to some sort of new weapon as well as voicing its anger in state media over and over that negotiations with Washington are not where they want them to be, we should continue to watch the Korean Peninsula very carefully", Kazianis advised. (more...)
Trupti Desai to return at 9:30 pm Trupti Desai to return at 9:30 pm
- November 17, 2018

Amid unrelenting protests by devotees and political workers, over 15,000 policemen are posted in and around Sabarimala and teams of commandos and disaster response personnel are on standby. Desai of the seemingly insurmountable odds against exiting the airport and continuing the onward journey to Sabarimala. The Board that had earlier refused to file a review petition in the top court, however, softened its position after a meeting of its members to take stock of the situation arising ... (more...)
Sub found after disappearing a year ago with 44 aboard Sub found after disappearing a year ago with 44 aboard
- November 17, 2018

Speaking Thursday, on the anniversary of the disappearance, Argentine President Mauricio Macri told the families of the submariners they should not feel alone, and offered his "absolute and non-negotiable commitment" to find "the truth". A sound consistent with an explosion was detected in the ocean near the sub's last known location. The navy has a poor reputation in Argentina. However, the firm would only receive the money if the ARA San Juan was found. (more...)
Brazil's Bolsonaro names US expert as new foreign minister Brazil's Bolsonaro names US expert as new foreign minister
- November 17, 2018

Cuba has announced plans to withdraw its doctors from the government health programme Mais Médicos Brasil (More Doctors Brazil ) after President-elect Jair Bolsonaro criticised the country's treatment of medical professionals. Their feats in the struggle against the Ebola virus in Africa, blindness in Latin America and the Caribbean and cholera in Haiti as well as the participation of 26 brigades of the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and ... (more...)
Dolores Huerta: Vote for Stacey Abrams in Georgia Dolores Huerta: Vote for Stacey Abrams in Georgia
- November 17, 2018

Abrams' campaign sparked huge energy across the state and she became a national Democratic star. Officials have until noon on Sunday to tally any votes missed by electronic voting machines. Stacey Abrams is not afraid to stand up to Trump and stand up for Latino communities. Abrams was trying to muster enough votes to trigger a recount or a runoff , which would have been held on December 4. (more...)
In first, U.S. votes against United Nations resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan In first, U.S. votes against United Nations resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan
- November 17, 2018

The US' vote against the annual resolution signaled a dramatic shift in Washington's policy toward the territory, as it used to abstain in previous cases. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon welcomed the US move and called it "another testament to the strong cooperation between the two countries". Following Haley's statement , Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan, called it "extremely important". (more...)
Sanitary worker dies tragically in Gaja Cyclone relief works Sanitary worker dies tragically in Gaja Cyclone relief works
- November 17, 2018

Though center of cyclone lies over land, rear sector of eye wall is still over sea. Over 63,000 people have been evacuated from low lying areas and housed in 289 relief centres in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam , Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Thiruvarur on Thursday itself. (more...)
Japan's cybersecurity tsar admits he has never touched a computer Japan's cybersecurity tsar admits he has never touched a computer
- November 16, 2018

Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity has said he never uses computers, prompting disbelief and criticism from opposition politicians and the country's media. "I've never used a computer!" When asked by the opposition member how someone lacking computer skills could be in charge of cybersecurity, Sakurada said policy was decided broadly by a number of people in his office and the national government. (more...)
Trump Says He Has Answered Written Mueller Questions But Hasn't Submitted Trump Says He Has Answered Written Mueller Questions But Hasn't Submitted
- November 16, 2018

President Donald Trump's body language, Twitter outbursts, and policy moves are said to hint at brewing trouble. The president's comments, which he made to reporters gathered in the Oval Office for a bill signing, came after his lawyers surprisingly postponed submitting the answers as they had planned to on Thursday. (more...)
Grassley To Leave Judiciary Committee For Finance, Clearing Way For Graham Grassley To Leave Judiciary Committee For Finance, Clearing Way For Graham
- November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, McConnell blocked a request by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said Thursday that they support the special counsel legislation, but they did not indicate they'd join Flake in using judges as leverage to force such a vote. (more...)
Last surviving Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling Last surviving Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling
- November 16, 2018

The regime was ultimately toppled by a 1979 Vietnamese invasion. Both defendants were present as Judge Nil Nonn opened the proceedings, but Nuon Chea suffers heart problems, so was granted permission to later move from the hearing room to a separate holding room. (more...)
Jim Acosta can keep his White House press pass, court rules Jim Acosta can keep his White House press pass, court rules
- November 16, 2018

The White House soon dropped that phony excuse, instead claiming that Acosta's grandstanding was unfair to the other White House press corps reporters. In response, CNN announced that the organization would be filing a lawsuit against the president and several members of his administration. The lawsuit alleges that CNN and Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the suspension of Acosta's press pass. (more...)
Trump fires senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle Trump fires senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle
- November 16, 2018

An angry Donald Trump pushed out a senior adviser Wednesday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections. She's regarded as inflexible and obsessed with process, which some officials complain has complicated co-ordination between the NSC and cabinet agencies. (more...)
Finland: GPS Signal Disruption During NATO War Games Came From Russia Finland: GPS Signal Disruption During NATO War Games Came From Russia
- November 16, 2018

NATO's Trident Juncture war games were launched last month in central and eastern Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea and ended November 7. "What I can say is that we see that cyber, electronic warfare, electronic means are used more and more frequent in different operations, and therefore we take all these issues very seriously ", Stoltenberg added. (more...)
Trial of Mexico’s El Chapo begins two years after extradition Trial of Mexico’s El Chapo begins two years after extradition
- November 16, 2018

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on Twitter those allegations are "absolutely false and reckless". The woman, identified only as juror No. The reason was unclear. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan barred courtroom sketch artists from drawing them. He was perhaps best known for his two successful prison escapes, the first by hiding in the bottom of a laundry bin in 2011, and the second by slipping through a long tunnel dug from a shower in his jail cell. (more...)
Shailesh Vara resigns over Brexit draft deal disagreement
- November 16, 2018

Dominic Raab quit the role on Thursday over "fatal flaws" in the agreement. The Prime Minister this morning took questions from members on the public on LBC Radio with host Nick Ferrari as her proposals for leaving the European Union hang in the balance. (more...)

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