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Nigeria Head Coach Gernot Rohr Signs New Contract Extension

Nigeria Head Coach Gernot Rohr Signs New Contract Extension Speaking in Lagos on Monday, Pinnick said after the rejection by Paul Le Guen, who was earlier announced as the Eagles' coach, they went through a lot of consultations for a new man that would tinker the team. "They aligned with the vision of the board and the secretariat and I have huge confidence that Nigeria can really dazzle the world at the World Cup in Russian Federation next year". [Full Article...]

Democrats pull out of White House meeting with Trump

Democrats pull out of White House meeting with Trump Democratic leaders abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting at the White House with President Trump after he tweeted earlier Tuesday that he didn't "see a deal" to avoid a government shutdown . Since that deal was struck, Congress has focused mostly on a tax overhaul and has made little progress reaching a spending deal to keep the government open. [Full Article...]

We Finally Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married

We Finally Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married Markle said she can't wait to meet the young people Prince Harry has spoken about. A smaller venue, it is considered appropriate for the prince, the fifth-in-line to the throne. Their first official engagement together will be in the central English city of Nottingham on Friday. I can see him wanting to get married at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. [Full Article...]

Delight as Chennai Six are acquitted over India weapons charges

Delight as Chennai Six are acquitted over India weapons charges As well as the reunion, the mother says she is now looking forward to her wedding and son's christening. Lisa Dunn, the sister of Nick Dunn, described it as "the best news ever". They have been acquitted by Madras High Court after being sentenced on charges of smuggling weapons for terrorists. "The men, their families and their supporters, who have campaigned unrelentingly, must be overjoyed", h... [Full Article...]

Trump's Christmas card says 'Merry Christmas,' Obama's never did

Trump's Christmas card says 'Merry Christmas,' Obama's never did On Monday, the White House unveiled its Christmas decorations. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season", the First Lady said . President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave White House to visit hurricane-ravaged areas. The White House gingerbread house this year is a mini replica of the actual building. [Full Article...]

Deputies: Missing Columbia County teen wiped cellphone before running away

Deputies: Missing Columbia County teen wiped cellphone before running away It's believed that Frisina could be with Rian Rodriguez, 27, who worked at Fort White High School as the head coach of the boys' soccer team. Police also said she wiped the data from her cellphone, which was left behind along with her vehicle, according to her mother. [Full Article...]

Irish deputy PM under pressure to quit and avoid election

Irish deputy PM under pressure to quit and avoid election The crisis erupted last week and could have led to snap elections before Christmas, at a critical time for Ireland ahead of an European Union summit where the future of the Irish border after Brexit will dominate. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael party backed Fitzgerald. But a reporter from the Irish edition of the Daily Mail said on Twitter on Monday that some ministers were now privat... [Full Article...]

English teacher 'snorted cocaine and heroin cocktail in class'

English teacher 'snorted cocaine and heroin cocktail in class' School authorities alerted the St. John Police Department and on November 22 they searched Cox's classroom and her vehicle that was also on school property. They came in with a drug dog who signaled that drugs were potentially in her desk. "What is she doing?" a student asked on the video. "It's a sad situation". [Full Article...]

Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom

Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom It would eventually have to be reconciled with the tax measure recently passed by the House. Senate Republicans took a risk by injecting the hard politics of health care into the tax debate. They called the plan a "scam" and urged senators to vote no. A new ad set to air on television Tuesday paints the bill as a win for the rich, including President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Teen Daesh supporter caught plotting attack on Bieber concert in UK

In his defense, his attorney said that he was not actually planning an attack, but that he had a "stupid interest in the gory". That person had told him he would go to hell because he did not believe in Islam and he needed to do an act of terrorism if he wanted to go to paradise. [Full Article...]

German pro-refugee mayor wounded in knife attack

German pro-refugee mayor wounded in knife attack The conservative mayor of Altena in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia was rushed to hospital Monday evening after being slashed with a knife in a local kebab shop. "I'm going to continue to work for refugees, for those who are already here and for those who are still arriving, for the weak and the strong in our society, like a good mayor should ", he said. [Full Article...]

Pentagon must allow qualified transgender Americans to enter the military

Pentagon must allow qualified transgender Americans to enter the military Kollar-Kotelly's memo comes less than a week after a second U.S. court blocked the ban for violating both the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause and the guaranteed rights of service members to recieve medical care. The court ruled that the policy could not be enforced while the case was being reviewed in court. On Aug. 25, President Trump issued a memorandum reversing significant port... [Full Article...]

OECD revises UK GDP growth forecast up to 1.2% for 2018

OECD revises UK GDP growth forecast up to 1.2% for 2018 The outlook for 2018 was retained at 3.7 percent. The Paris-based organisation forecast that the rate of economic growth would be 1.2% for 2018, in comparison with the 1% it forecast earlier this year. "As fiscal stimulus is scheduled to be withdrawn in 2018, against the backdrop of continuing regional and domestic uncertainties, strengthening business and household sentiment will be essential f... [Full Article...]

Ferry that ran aground in Lower Manhattan hit pylon under water

Ferry that ran aground in Lower Manhattan hit pylon under water The captain told the 100 plus passengers to put on life jackets and prepare for evacuation. No passengers were injured as they were quickly loaded onto another boat for the 60-second trip back to Pier 11. Police and fire rescue units responded to the scene and rescued the at least 120 people on board. There are no reports of any injuries. "We are glad all passengers were safely disembarked and... [Full Article...]

Army summoned to disperse Islamist protesters

Army summoned to disperse Islamist protesters Six people were killed and 200 others, mostly police, were injured as police tried to clear the intersection linking the Pakistani capital with the garrison city of Rawalpindi, doctors at local hospitals said. On Saturday, protesters also gathered in cities including Karachi, Lahore , Hyderabad and Faisalabad, blocking main roads and triggering traffic jams. [Full Article...]

Graphic Australian video of Japanese whaling released

Graphic Australian video of Japanese whaling released A graphic video of Japanese fishermen hunting whales in an Australian ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic region has finally been released, almost a decade after it was caught on camera and after five years of legal battle. Sea Shepherd has called on the Australian government to take Japan to an global tribunal for failing to protect whales. Warning: Some of the scenes in the footage may cause dis... [Full Article...]

Russian Jet Made 'Unsafe Intercept' Of US Spy Plane, Causing Violent Turbulence

Russian Jet Made 'Unsafe Intercept' Of US Spy Plane, Causing Violent Turbulence A Russian Su-30 fighter jet buzzed a Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the Black Sea while conducting a routine patrol in global airspace Saturday, an official told Fox News. The P-8A, based on Boeing's 737-800 airliner, lacks the maneuverability of the much smaller Su-30 fighter jet. Encounters between Russian and US military aircraft are fairly routine around the Baltic states and the Black ... [Full Article...]

Clashes as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term

Clashes as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term Kenyans filled the 60,000-capacity Kasarani stadium in capital Nairobi, with organizers saying an extra 40,000 had flocked to witness the ceremony to inaugurate Kenya's fourth president. They had gathered near the Jacaranda grounds, where the opposition National Super Alliance planned to hold a memorial service for dozens of people killed in election protests since August. [Full Article...]

Gold trader's trial strains United States and Turkey relations

Gold trader's trial strains United States and Turkey relations Both Atilla and Zarrab are in USA custody. It's unknown what role Zarrab could play in the trial. Prosecutors said he's still in USA custody, but they wouldn't comment further. A judge in NY said Monday a Turkish businessman jailed in the USA will not face trial this week. Authorities say those transactions are banned by US and worldwide sanctions. [Full Article...]

Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China

Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China Chinese authorities have slapped Taiwanese rights activist Li Ming-che (a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental organisation in Taiwan) with a five-year jail term for subverting state power. Lee shared his ideas about democracy and freedom with friends in China through online messaging platforms because he cared about the development of democracy and civil... [Full Article...]


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