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Trump lauds passage of GOP tax overhaul Trump lauds passage of GOP tax overhaul
- November 17, 2017

He said there are long-term benefits to investing in graduate students. If the House bill passes, Balmes might have to reconsider getting her Ph.D. and stop her education at a master's, she says. Senate Republicans came back with a totally separate plan that defies Trump's demand to simplify the tax code down to three easy to understand tax brackets. (more...)
Massive fire breaks out at senior living community in Pennsylvania Massive fire breaks out at senior living community in Pennsylvania
- November 17, 2017

CBS Philadelphia reports firefighters were called just before 11 p.m.to Barclay Friends Nursing Home in West Chester. A spokeswoman for Main Line Health says area hospitals also are providing shelter to some additional residents of the senior living community. (more...)
Hariri free to leave: Saudi Arabia Hariri free to leave: Saudi Arabia
- November 17, 2017

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who this week accused Saudi authorities of "detaining" Hariri and refused to accept his resignation from overseas, welcomed the news that the premier would visit Paris for talks with President Emmanuel Macron. (more...)
Italy coach Ventura sacked after missing World Cup berth Italy coach Ventura sacked after missing World Cup berth
- November 17, 2017

Nevertheless, the former Inter, Juve and Atletico Madrid striker also outlined the devastating effect not being in a World Cup for the first time since 1958 will have on his fellow Italians: "Italy has soccer and spaghetti". "From today, Gian Piero Ventura is no longer the Coach of the Italian National Team", Tavecchio said in a statement on the FIGC website. But FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio has refused to quit, despite calls for him to step down. (more...)
South China Sea Code of Conduct talks will stabilize region - Premier Li South China Sea Code of Conduct talks will stabilize region - Premier Li
- November 17, 2017

Duterte, who took office last year and assumed ASEAN's rotational chairmanship this year, has openly tried to court China's friendship, trade, investment and infrastructure financing. In Laos in September 2016, the same document was released shortly before the closing ceremonies. Apart from China and the Philippines, other claimants of the disputed islands are ASEAN member states Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam, as well as northern neighbor Taiwan. (more...)
Maharashtra Government,Virgin Hyperloop One ally to analyze Hyperloop feasibility Maharashtra Government,Virgin Hyperloop One ally to analyze Hyperloop feasibility
- November 17, 2017

This announcement came in soon after Virgin Hyperloop One announced its partnership with the Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh governments . The objective is to identify which routes would be the most high-demand and most utilized, and to work out how connecting major urban areas with peripheral communities and commuting locations could benefit the economy overall, and how freight lines could enhance the transportation of goods and materials. (more...)
Novanto hospitalized after vehicle accident Novanto hospitalized after vehicle accident
- November 17, 2017

According to a statement from Setnov's lawyer, Frederich Yunadi, to reporters in Jakarta on Thursday night, broadcast by national television network, the accident caused severe damage to the front part of his auto. Six KPK investigators wheeled away a number of bags suspected to carry evidence against corruption suspect and Novanto, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter at the scene. (more...)
Duterte angered by Trudeau's comments Duterte angered by Trudeau's comments
- November 17, 2017

Asked to comment on Trudeau's remarks, Duterte said he was angered and insulted. In the said statement, ASEAN leaders welcomed the Myanmar civilian government's establishment of a Ministerial Committee to execute the recommendations as well as its commitment to "ensure the safety of civilians, take immediate steps to end the violence, restore normal socioeconomic conditions, and address the refugee problem through verification process". (more...)
Namibia says concerned by situation in Zimbabwe Namibia says concerned by situation in Zimbabwe
- November 17, 2017

In a statement in Addis Ababa, Mahmat said he was following closely the developments in the country. "The Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has called for a meeting to discuss the unfolding political and Sadc meets on Zim situationsecurity situation in Zimbabwe", SADC said. (more...)
CPM, CPI lock horns over Thomas Chandy issue in Kerala CPM, CPI lock horns over Thomas Chandy issue in Kerala
- November 17, 2017

State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan convened a press conference at the AKG centre to describe the CPI decision as immature and against all norms of coalition dharma. So, the high court did say that Thomas Chandy can not continue as a minister while challenging the collector's action against the resort. Balakrishnan was entrusted by the CPM's politburo, which criticised the CPI's action in a meeting in Delhi on Thursday, to air its thoughts on the matter. (more...)
Stamkos scores twice, Lightning top Stars in Bishop's return Stamkos scores twice, Lightning top Stars in Bishop's return
- November 17, 2017

Bishop holds the Lightning career wins record with 131. Corey Schneider stopped 24 shots for New Jersey. Tampa Bay (15-2-2) continued its dominating play, now 6-0-1 in its last seven games, starting with a power-play goal from Stamkos 47 seconds into the second period. (more...)
House Democrats file five articles of impeachment against President Trump House Democrats file five articles of impeachment against President Trump
- November 17, 2017

Constitution". Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, introduced five articles of impeachment that include obstruction of justice for Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey , two emoluments clause violations, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and undermining the freedom of the press. (more...)
Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development
- November 17, 2017

China meanwhile, has proposed that to start peace negotiations, North Korea could stop its nuclear and missile programs in exchange for the US and South Korea stopping regular military drills in the region. Harris said that the joint exercises in the Sea of Japan with vessels of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and three USA aircraft carriers show the good state of the relations, and affirmed that Trump gives great importance to this bilateral alliance. (more...)
SC asks Chhattisgarh govt to produce Agusta chopper purchase file SC asks Chhattisgarh govt to produce Agusta chopper purchase file
- November 17, 2017

The court suspects that the State government went ahead with the deal, ignoring the advice of the Chief Secretary to look beyond the United Kingdom -based AugustaWestland and explore other companies for a cheaper deal. To which, the government replied that it was acting on the recommendation of the "chief pilot" and the Civil Aviation Secretary. "No other company fulfilled the specifications", Jethmalani said. (more...)
Former Shimla SP held in rape-murder case Former Shimla SP held in rape-murder case
- November 17, 2017

The six alleged accused were in the Kotkhai police lockup where Suraj died on July 18, five days after he was arrested. This claim was rejected by the CBI which started investigations into the case on the directions of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. (more...)
Same-sex marriage support in Australia may spell doom for a couple Same-sex marriage support in Australia may spell doom for a couple
- November 17, 2017

He noted that "Jesus hated divorce, remember", then made his intentions clear. However, he added that their divorce won't be a tradition one. The couple has admitted they wish to continue to live together and raise their children together after the divorce. (more...)
Dangerous Hawaii psychiatric hospital inmate Randall Saito recaptured in California Dangerous Hawaii psychiatric hospital inmate Randall Saito recaptured in California
- November 17, 2017

Officials said that Saito planned his Sunday escape which included a cab, chartered plane, cash and a ticket to San Jose that was bought online, KGMB reported . He was arrested after Joe Martin, who operates Valley Transport Yellow Cab in Stockton, called the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. Saito was nabbed thanks to a tip from a cab company. (more...)
Russia, Venezuela sign debt restructuring deal Russia, Venezuela sign debt restructuring deal
- November 17, 2017

The country already is facing enormous consequences due to its deteriorating finances, with the population suffering severe shortages of food and medicine because of a lack of money to import them. However, Moscow and Beijing - Caracas' two main creditors - appear willing to aid the oil-producing nation, with China's foreign ministry issuing a statement on Wednesday saying it has confidence Venezuela could "properly handle" the unfolding debt crisis. (more...)
Scots' victory over alcohol price Scots' victory over alcohol price
- November 17, 2017

The ruling has reignited calls for the policy to be applied across the UK. Britain's top court on Wednesday supported the Scottish government's innovative plan to stop people "drinking themselves to death" by imposing a minimum price on alcohol. (more...)
Myanmar agrees to return of Rohingya Muslims Myanmar agrees to return of Rohingya Muslims
- November 17, 2017

In giving back his Freedom of the City of Dublin, Geldof joins a chorus of global voices that have condemned Suu Kyi's muted response to the ongoing Rohingya human rights crisis in Myanmar. "What I say is not meant to be exciting, it's meant to be accurate... not set people against each other". Because she shares power with the military, many Western governments have been reluctant to ostracize Aung San Suu Kyi during a fragile transition to democracy. (more...)
DACA recipients whose applications were lost in mail can reapply DACA recipients whose applications were lost in mail can reapply
- November 17, 2017

Also in Chicago, grounds of the U.S.C.I.S. agency, there were at least 41 DACA recipients whose renewals were sent well before their deadline but also arrived late, advocates said. USCIS is the agency within Homeland Security that would be tasked with approving any new amnesty enacted by Congress for illegal immigrants, and the bungling of the DACA renewal process suggests it may struggle to deal with a broader legalization program. (more...)
Hairdresser tried to infect men he met on Grindr with HIV Hairdresser tried to infect men he met on Grindr with HIV
- November 17, 2017

Rowe's trial began at the beginning of October. Rowe, from Edinburgh, was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and five counts of attempting to do so after a five week trial. Rowe would then taunt them with messages such as: "Maybe you have the fever coz". The victim told BBC South East: "I was in a very dark place you know". (more...)
New anti-dumping methodology passes through European Union parliament
- November 17, 2017

Respect of global labor and environmental standards in the manufacture of products will also be taken into account. A statement from the European Parliament said: "EU jobs and firms have real difficulty in competing with cut-price imports from third countries that have excess production capacity and subsidized economies". (more...)
4-year-old girl survives plane crash in Russia's Far East 4-year-old girl survives plane crash in Russia's Far East
- November 17, 2017

The Khabarovsk Airlines flight was on a regular flight to Nelkan from Khabarovsk. The girl who survived the crash with non-life threatening injuries, including fractures and a concussion and will be flown to Khabarovsk for treatment, reported Associated Press . (more...)
Congressional Hispanic Caucus rejects Republican's application Congressional Hispanic Caucus rejects Republican's application
- November 17, 2017

CHC members were also put off by Curbelo's alleged insinuation that CHC leader Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham could not speak Spanish properly. Curbelo, who attended the CHC meeting Thursday morning to make his case, called the decision "deeply disappointing". (more...)
Queen welcomed to Hull during UK City of Culture visit Queen welcomed to Hull during UK City of Culture visit
- November 17, 2017

And she laughed when Mrs Guest said: "He gets to spend a day in bed". The BBC reported that while touring the hospital ward the Queen was given a glass of water to take some fake drugs, prompting her to joke with student nurses that "I hope it's just water" as she took a sip. (more...)
Pentagon 'erroneously' retweeted activist's demand for Trump to resign Pentagon 'erroneously' retweeted activist's demand for Trump to resign
- November 17, 2017

The tweet , by a person using the handle "Proud Resister", stated that Trump and Sen. "The solution is simple", the tweet read, adding: " Roy Moore: Step down from the race". Ahead of the election, 16 women accused then-candidate Trump of behaving inappropriately towards them, and Mr. Trump was caught on camera talking about grabbing women by their genitalia . (more...)
Veteran fulfills promise made during Vietnam War Veteran fulfills promise made during Vietnam War
- November 17, 2017

A retired Marine has kept a promise he made to a fellow Marine, who he was holed up with in a Vietnam bunker almost five decades ago. Cox was unsure of whether he would live up to the promise he made to Hollingsworth, but he went above and beyond his promise. (more...)
Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel
- November 17, 2017

Three's a trend in journalism, so we're not quite there yet, but Vancouver police now at least have back-to-back hits this week, thanks to this driver whom they stopped with a tablet and iPhone strapped to his steering wheel. A distracted driving ticket comes with a $368 fine. What's perhaps most interesting about this incident is that the driver does have a phone mount attached to the dashboard and yet, he preferred to attach the phone to the wheel. (more...)
Mother of 3-year-old Richardson girl arrested, charged with child endangerment Mother of 3-year-old Richardson girl arrested, charged with child endangerment
- November 17, 2017

Wesley told authorities they left Sherin home alone for nearly two hours, but she was in the kitchen when they returned. Initially, Mathews claimed the girl disappeared after he made her stand next to a tree in an alleyway behind the family's home as punishment for not drinking her milk . (more...)

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