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Obama gets dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Obama gets dismissed from jury duty in Chicago Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans said last month that Obama was called to perform his civic duty. Chicago is also where the future Obama presidential centre will be built, near the former leader's home in the southern part of the city. [Full Article...]

Judge issues gag order in case against Manafort, Gates

Judge issues gag order in case against Manafort, Gates In a two-page order Wednesday morning, Jackson said she had received no objections by the Tuesday deadline she had set for the parties to weigh in. It is unclear how broadly the "potential witnesses" category can be construed. Manafort led Trump's campaign for several months, and with Gates, his business associate, as a deputy. "If financial arrangements are made that are satisfactory to the g... [Full Article...]

SHINee's Minho meets First Lady Melania Trump for '2018 Winter Olympics' event

SHINee's Minho meets First Lady Melania Trump for '2018 Winter Olympics' event Ambassador's Residence in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017. When the girls noticed Choi Min-ho, a member of Shinee , standing next to Trump on a surprise visit , they started to scream and clap, while the first lady watched them with a wide smile. [Full Article...]

Mary Kom, Sonia inch closer to gold medals

Mary Kom, Sonia inch closer to gold medals Things remained more or less the same in the second round, with Mary Kom managing to keep her defence tight against a slightly more aggressive Tsubasa. Indian boxer Sonia Lather, who made it to the final of the Featherweight category, had to settle for a silver medal as her Chinese opponent Yin Junhua was awarded the bout on a split judges decision. [Full Article...]

Centre a 'government of robbers', note ban 'black law': Congress

Centre a 'government of robbers', note ban 'black law': Congress They are celebrating the death of people who were forced to stand interminably in queues and others who continue to die with no jobs", said CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat at the rally. "Our former prime minister Manmohan Singh had predicted that the GDP would be down by 2%, and now the figures released by the Centre state that the GDP has fallen by 2.1%", Tharoor said. [Full Article...]

Catalan parliament's independence declaration unconstitutional and void: Spanish court

Speaking in the Spanish Congress on Wednesday, Prime Minister Rajoy made an appeal for a "massive turnout" in the elections for Catalan Parliament, which he called for December 21 after applying Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to suspend Catalan autonomy and sack the former regional government of Carles Puigdemont hours after the October 27 independence declaration. [Full Article...]

Massive manhunt underway in Georgia after two cops go down with bullets

Massive manhunt underway in Georgia after two cops go down with bullets Bailey was found dead, Forest Park Police Major Chris Matson said, though he did not specify how the suspect died. Once the officers rounded the corner, th suspect opened fire on them, police said. Authorities had been searching Wednesday morning for Jacob Bailey, Clayton County sheriff's office said. "There is no more threat to anybody", Matson said in a live interview on Channel 2 Action Ne... [Full Article...]

Gun bill in Lansing becomes target for criticism

The bills taken up in the Senate Government Operations Committee passed on a party-line vote with Republicans supporting the three-bill package and Democrats opposing it. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has not yet seen the legislation , his spokesperson said. The law assures these individuals that concealed carry is consistently applied to similar places they go to throughout their day. [Full Article...]

Quotes from US President Donald Trump's Asian tour

Quotes from US President Donald Trump's Asian tour The president spoke of the "enduring bond" between the USA and Japan and said the most important area of cooperation was in countering "the risky aggressions of the regime in North Korea". Later he will have a summit with Mr. Moon at the Blue House, followed by a lavish dinner with live concerts by both Korean traditional musicians and K-pop artists. [Full Article...]

French, Swiss authorities detain ten in anti-terror raids

French, Swiss authorities detain ten in anti-terror raids An investigation is still ongoing as to what the alleged full plot was and how far it had been developed. French police conducted simultaneous raids on premises on the eastern edge of Paris and in the southeastern region that borders Italy and Switzerland , taking nine people into custody, a source in the French judiciary said. [Full Article...]

More Than 5 Tons of Prescription Drugs Collected

More Than 5 Tons of Prescription Drugs Collected More than five tons of prescription drugs were collected in four hours at locations in San Diego and Imperial counties. The event promoted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is meant to help residents safely dispose of opioids and other potentially harmful medicines that could be abused. [Full Article...]

Invasion would be needed to destroy North Korea bombs, Pentagon says

Invasion would be needed to destroy North Korea bombs, Pentagon says Two House Democrats, in a letter to the Pentagon , had asked about casualty assessments in a possible conflict with North Korea , and Rear Adm. Michael J. He said: "What's inflammatory is the North Korean regime and what they're doing to threaten the world". It was not pleasant for them, was it? Trump kicked off a 12-day Asian trip and is looking to present a united front with Japan against N... [Full Article...]

Forecast: Cold weather expected to stick around through the weekend

Forecast: Cold weather expected to stick around through the weekend Saturday , Nov. 11 - Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour. Another cold day is likely on Saturday with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low and mid 40s. Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. East wind around 5 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth II has transferred about $ 13 million. offshore

Elizabeth II has transferred about $ 13 million. offshore The Savoy Hotel is part of the Duchy of Lancaster's impressive London real estate holdings. It includes details of the financial data of the biggest of corporations around the world. The Duchy invested in BrightHouse via the Dover Street VI Cayman Fund, which invests in global venture capital and private equity funds - in 2005, Dover Street fund managers contacted investors to request an injecti... [Full Article...]

Texas Mom Shielded Children With Own Body During Church Massacre

Texas Mom Shielded Children With Own Body During Church Massacre The victims of his shooting rampage ranged in age from five to 72 years old, law enforcement officials told a news conference. Chris was a little bit angry and confused when Michael woke him up and told him what happened at first but once everything registered he ran barefoot from his house toward the church. [Full Article...]

Syria joins Paris climate agreement, U.S. stands alone

Syria joins Paris climate agreement, U.S. stands alone The Syrian delegation announced it would ratify the 197-party agreement during a plenary meeting on the second day of the U.N.'s two-week COP23 climate summit, hosted by Fiji in Germany. Nicaragua was the only other hold-out, based on criticisms that it was "insufficient" in addressing climate change. In late October, Nicaraguan Vice President and First Lady Rosario Murillo said the nation had sub... [Full Article...]

Lin-Manuel Miranda returning to 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda returning to 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico Miranda's turn as Hamilton formally began in January 2015, during the musical's off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, before transitioning to Broadway in July. Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda will step back into the Founding Father's shoes - for a good cause. The show's Broadway producers, led by Jeffrey Seller , will co-present " Hamilton " there with the Acisum Group. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia places Yemen's president under house arrest

Saudi Arabia places Yemen's president under house arrest The White House's comment comes after U.S. President Donald Trumpgave his backing to Saudi Arabia and called on the Kingdom and its allies to isolate Iran and counteract its influence in the Middle East. A Houthi spokesman said Monday the missile strike this month was a response to Saudi violence against Yemenis. "If these channels, these lifelines, are not kept open it is catastrophic for peop... [Full Article...]

PM asks Polish entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan

PM asks Polish entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan He also touched upon Pakistan's growing influential relationship with USA and China and mentioned that Pakistan enjoys great relations with the United States and China. Muthoo informed the prime minister of a seminar that the IFAD meant to hold in Pakistan next year on the impact of climate change and to review adaptation techniques to mitigate negative impacts of climate change in countries such... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump administration tightens United States sanctions against Cuba

Effective Thursday, businesses will be required to obey a new set of regulations that are "intended to steer economic activity away from the Cuban military, intelligence and security services", a senior White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to brief reporters. [Full Article...]


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