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Trump Hopes Swift Return of UCLA Players Detained in China

Trump Hopes Swift Return of UCLA Players Detained in China Riley, Hill and Ball were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from three high-end stores in a shopping center next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou but were released on bail November 8. "And hopefully everything is going to work out", Trump said on board Air Force One, before word of the trio's return appeared. While the rest of the team flew home after the game, the three freshmen were forc... [Full Article...]

Cards Against Humanity buys land along Mexican border to block wall

Cards Against Humanity buys land along Mexican border to block wall By now, you've heard of President Donald Trump's plans to build a border wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. The company announced their endeavor on their website and Twitter page and said they've consulted with a law firm specializing in eminent domain and vowed to make it harder for the president to build the wall. [Full Article...]

Cat declawing ban passes unanimously in Denver

Cat declawing ban passes unanimously in Denver If the bill passes, it will become illegal to declaw cats in the city. But as the council has considered the ordinance , sponsored by Councilwoman Kendra Black, it also has been met with some pushback from owners who say the pain they observe in their pets is temporary. [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition air raid shuts down Yemen's Sanaa airport - agency

Saudi-led coalition air raid shuts down Yemen's Sanaa airport - agency The U.N. children's agency UNICEF had only three weeks of vaccine supplies left in Yemen , and both UNICEF and the World Health Organization had shipments of essential medicines and vaccines blocked in Djibouti, McGoldrick said. Saleh al-Sammad, the head of the Presidency Council of Yemen's rebels, also known as Houthis, told a rally of thousands of supporters marching down a main boulevard in ... [Full Article...]

Moscow getting contradictory signals from United States of America on Putin-Trump meeting

Moscow getting contradictory signals from United States of America on Putin-Trump meeting Whatever the explanations of U.S. intelligence officials, there will be little to cavil about if it's true that Putin has moved to put the squeeze on Pyongyang. "Every time he sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that.' And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it". As for US intelligence services, which have stuck to their assessment that Russian Federation did med... [Full Article...]

Millionaires Urge Congress to Raise Their Taxes

Millionaires Urge Congress to Raise Their Taxes Though some promise that tax cuts will stimulate business activity and thereby increase tax collections enough to replace what is lost, most economists believe this is a pipe dream. A new investigative report, the "Paradise Papers", highlight how the wealthy - including Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and fabulously profitable multi-national corporations like Apple use offshore tax havens ... [Full Article...]

U.S. lawmakers question Trump's nuclear authorities

U.S. lawmakers question Trump's nuclear authorities No Trump administration officials are testifying before the hearing, which is examining the nuclear command and control structure that has served all United States presidents. Indeed, a military aide shadows the commander in chief day and night, carrying the black briefcase commonly referred to as the "nuclear football", packed with attack options and other information needed in a national emerg... [Full Article...]

CT Supreme Court Hears Case Against Gun Maker In Sandy Hook Massacre

CT Supreme Court Hears Case Against Gun Maker In Sandy Hook Massacre The state Supreme Court will decide whether the case is valid enough to go to trial. He said the Bushmaster rifle and other AR-15-style firearms were designed as military killing machines and are too unsafe for the public, but Remington glorified them and marketed them to a younger demographic that included the 20-year-old Lanza. [Full Article...]

Democratic Congresswoman Alleges Two Sitting Lawmakers Have 'Engaged In Sexual Harassment'

Democratic Congresswoman Alleges Two Sitting Lawmakers Have 'Engaged In Sexual Harassment' On Nov. 3, former GOP Rep. Mary Bono of California disclosed that she had been sexually harassed by a male colleague in Congress for years before confronting him. Barbara Comstock relayed a story involving a young female staffer who was asked to deliver work materials to the residence of a male member of Congress. [Full Article...]

Your government is probably manipulating you on social media

Your government is probably manipulating you on social media Freedom House is a US-based, United States government-funded non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom and human rights. Governments around the world are "dramatically" using dodgy social media tactics to undermine democracy, according to a report published this week. [Full Article...]

European Union ready to help Iran ad Iraq in quake aftermath

European Union ready to help Iran ad Iraq in quake aftermath The quake hit Azgeleh, but officials said the highest number of casualties were in Iran's Kermanshah province. Full-scale rescue operation could start only with the dawn, and yet unknown, are still people under the rubble. As of Monday, over 100 medics have been sent to devastated areas of Iran. The Iranian army, the elite Revolutionary Guards and forces of its affiliated Basij militia were di... [Full Article...]

Mahira Khan's 'Verna' banned in Pakistan?

Mahira Khan's 'Verna' banned in Pakistan? The SBFC secretary general said that the movie hasn't yet been issued censor certificate as the board is waiting for the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) to opine about it and deliver its verdict accordingly. While people are counting days on the back of their hands for Verna's release that is scheduled for 17th Nov, dense clouds of tensions prevailing over the movie team might just escalate... [Full Article...]

Iranian Presence in Syria Is Legitimate, Russia Says Amid Israeli Concerns

Iranian Presence in Syria Is Legitimate, Russia Says Amid Israeli Concerns Netanyahu declared that Iran knows Israel will "not accept" its permanent presence in Syria , adding "I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs". [Full Article...]

NY to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

NY to allow medical marijuana for PTSD The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana. "Many of our veterans are suffering from PTSD and the medical community has determined that marijuana can be a helpful treatment in some areas". [Full Article...]

AT&T Could Seek White House Communications in Antitrust Review

The Justice Department's antitrust division is poised to file a lawsuit to stop the deal if it can't reach an agreement with the companies. The first occasion on which he reflected on the matter in an official capacity as President came during his recent trip to Asia when he gave an ambiguous remark about AT&T's case possibly going to trial, noting how litigation still isn't guaranteed. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurds Back Away From Independence Bid

Iraqi Kurds Back Away From Independence Bid The ruling responded to a request from the Iraqi government in Baghdad to put an end to any "misinterpretation" of the constitution and to "assert the unity of Iraq", a court spokesman said last week. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry stated on Monday that it can not shut down the diplomatic offices and consulates of the foreign countries in the Kurdistan Region because they are not political. [Full Article...]

Hate crimes down in Wisconsin

Hate crimes down in Wisconsin Some of those hate-crimes involved Muslins, Jews, and members of the LGBT community. "This year alone, at least 25 transgender woman have been murdered in the US -a vast majority of them women of color". law enforcement agencies across the country that did not submit hate crimes data, and the vast majority of those - 88 percent - simply indicated to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that no hate... [Full Article...]

Geely finalises purchase of flying vehicle maker Terrafugia

Geely finalises purchase of flying vehicle maker Terrafugia Terrafugia will remain headquartered in the United States and continue to focus on its existing mission of developing flying cars. Terrafugia strives to market the first flying auto in the world with the Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) in 2019. [Full Article...]

South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday - Blue House

South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday - Blue House Moon, who sent a special envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after his inauguration this year, promised to strengthen relations with the bloc "to the highest level". But Japan, whose relations with both neighbors have often been fraught, appeared to make little progress toward its hopes of hosting a trilateral summit by the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Kerala HC slams minister Thomas Chandy, asks him to resign

Kerala HC slams minister Thomas Chandy, asks him to resign Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said an "appropriate decision" on the minister would be taken after considering the court's order and NCP's stand. "Never before has the court made an observation that the cabinet has lost its collective responsibility". [Full Article...]


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