Wednesday December 13-th, 2017

Fears grow for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances Fears grow for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances

Hundreds of people have been killed since Tuesday as the government and its allies attempt to quash resistance in Aleppo's rebel-held eastern zone. Global concern has been mounting since Damascus began a ferocious assault last Tuesday, using ai...

Suspect in Kansas kidnapping knew infant's mother

Wichita police teamed up with a specialized Federal Bureau of Investigation unit dedicated to recovering kidnapped children and tracked the baby to Dallas . Late Friday night investigators identified a suspect, leading them to a house in Dallas w...

Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally

Mahathir's participation in Bersih's 1MDB demonstrations - he also showed up past year - underlines how the scandal has upended Malaysian politics. Najib, who is attending the APEC summit in Peru, says Malaysians are fed up with demonstrations.

Trump Unveils Plan For Purging Lobbyists From The Government Trump Unveils Plan For Purging Lobbyists From The Government

Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, said that Trump is creating "perhaps the most conflict of interest" potential of "any administration I've ever seen". Nikki Haley, Gov. Rick Scott, Fred Smith, House Financial Services C...

Greek, Turkish Cypriots join peace demo as talks continue

A domain agreement would pave the way for a final summit where Greece , Turkey and Cyprus' former colonial ruler Britain would make post-settlement security arrangements. Neither Christodoulides nor Burcu would say what the next step was, saying t...

Donald Trump 'ready' for presidency as team rebuff criticism Donald Trump 'ready' for presidency as team rebuff criticism

Kraft was then seen leaving Trump Tower by himself around 2:30. Trump acknowledged on Sunday that his transition team included a number of D.C. insiders, but he pledged to "clean up the system" to make the so-called revolving door from government t...

Mr Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor

Thanking Obama for the meeting which originally been scheduled for 10 minutes and went on for 90, Trump said, "Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times", and adding that he and Obam...

Russian Federation was "in touch" with Trump's team during Presidential campaign

According to Russian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Ryabkov , his ministry was in contact with Trump's campaign and will remain in contact with his close associates. The Russian leader has tacitly supported Trump during the campaign, leading...

Retaliation Possible Motive in Killing of Oklahoma Airport Worker, .. Retaliation Possible Motive in Killing of Oklahoma Airport Worker, ..

The suspect has been identified as 45-year-old Lloyd Dean Buie, who resigned from Southwest Airlines in April 2015. Elliott says Buie's death has been ruled a suicide from a single gunshot wound to the head. They did say Winchester and Buie knew ...

Yaya Toure double lifts Manchester City joint top of EPL Yaya Toure double lifts Manchester City joint top of EPL

He has the experience. "The real reason he didn't play - you know that". "His performance is not my decision, it's about his quality". "The last month and a half, Yaya was awesome in training", Guardiola explained. "From the sidelines it was a ...

2 former aides of Park arrested as S. Korea scandal widens 2 former aides of Park arrested as S. Korea scandal widens

Organizers tell the Korea Herald that around 200,000 people came out; the police say it was around 43,000. Prosecutors suspect that An collaborated with Choi Soon-sil, longtime friend of Park and the woman at the heart of the scandal, to pressure...

$25 Million Settlement Reached in Trump University Lawsuit

Indeed, Schneiderman noted that the compromise marked a "stunning reversal" by Trump and a "major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university". 'Do you know that nearly everybody in the lawsuit has signed a letter saying how great...

UN Syria envoy arrives in Damascus

One WHO representative told Reuters "all hospitals in eastern Aleppo are out of service". In Sunday's rebel shelling of the school in the government-controlled Furqan area, a teacher was also killed and at least 32 people were injured, Syria's ...

Meet the team Donald Trump has named for his administration Meet the team Donald Trump has named for his administration

Bush have questioned the legality of having Kushner in a top White House role. For Donald Trump, one of the most important voices among his inner circle is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But why is all of this a big deal in the first place? Chris...

Trump to meet with one of his biggest critics: Mitt Romney

According to The Washington Post, the folks at NBC News have it from a reliable source that Trump has the #Secretary of State position in mind for Romney . "Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation", Romney said. The president...

Airport shooting likely case of workplace revenge Airport shooting likely case of workplace revenge

Police confirmed the suspect was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators have served a search warrant to Buie's residence in south Oklahoma City , police said. He says Winchester was not Buie's immediate supervisor. "It w...

Philippine dictator set to be buried at heroes' cemetery

Barry Gutierrez, counsel for the anti-Marcos court petitioners, said the secret burial was illegal due to the outstanding appeals. President Rodrigo Duterte had promised a hero's burial for Marcos during his election campaign. For a long period of ...

Appeals court blocks 'Making a Murderer' inmate's release

A federal judge in August overturned his conviction, saying investigators coerced him into confessing. The judge ordered his release by 8pm on Friday. On Monday , he ordered Dassey's release, and on Wednesday denied a request by prosecutors that ...

Giuliani's foreign work complicates candidacy for top post Giuliani's foreign work complicates candidacy for top post

He told New England Cable News that if Trump offered him the VA post, "I'd do that in a second". While Sessions has called for a defense spending boost, many of his other positions, such as a skeptical view of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation a...

Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

Trump teams for the Defense, State and Justice departments, as well as the National Security Council, have begun to reach out to their Obama administration counterparts, a transition aide and the White House confirmed. In Washington , Vice President...

Nigerian police to probe IDP sex abuse claims

The women and girls were housed at seven camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, for people displaced by Boko Haram's seven-year-old insurgency, the rights group said. The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, BOSEMA, has direct respon...

IS shelling kills 7 civilians in eastern Mosul IS shelling kills 7 civilians in eastern Mosul

The achievement was followed by a Daesh mortar attack against al-Zahra district in eastern Mosul. "Fighting inside of the city is likely to grow increasingly more hard as the (Iraqi forces) progress through Mosul's more modern eastern neighbourhood...

Peru president, APEC host, warns of threats to free trade

Obama left Europe and is heading to Sou. Ratification by the US, the largest TPP economy, looks increasingly unlikely during the remainder of Obama's term. If TPP is buried, then "China gets into the driver's seat in a way that they have not been b...

Trump University trial canceled after settlement Trump University trial canceled after settlement

Nine jurors - the number sufficient for a civil trial in federal court - will be chosen from that pool to hear the case when jury selection gets underway November 28, Curiel said. Trump's attorney Daniel Petrocelli reminded the packed courtroom tha...

New York attorney general announces $25 million settlement in Trump University case New York attorney general announces $25 million settlement in Trump University case

It's not immediately clear what the exact terms of the settlement might be beyond the dollar figure, but given Trump's previous legal troubles we doubt he'll admit to any wrongdoing. Update , 2:17 p.m. PT: The New York Attorney General announced th...

Brexit warning from German minister: EU could cost UK for 10 years

Last week, Chancellor Merkel hinted she might be willing to compromise on free movement, but Mr. Schäuble said that the United Kingdom must accept open borders if it wants to remain in the Single Market. Although Brexit is not on the agenda for the...

Demonetisation: SC refuses govt's plea to stay proceedings before various HCs Demonetisation: SC refuses govt's plea to stay proceedings before various HCs

Representing the Centre, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had asked the court to impose a stay on PILs filed in various courts in the country and urged the apex court to take up proceedings. It added that the remaining 43 names have been returned to ...

Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held

Najib, who is attending an Asia-Pacific summit in Lima, Peru, has kept an iron grip since graft allegations emerged two years ago involving the indebted 1MDB state fund that he founded. Firebrand Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos has ominously warned...

Russia says its strike in Syria killed 30 al-Qaida fighters Russia says its strike in Syria killed 30 al-Qaida fighters

After a brief period of relative calm, residents trapped in rebel-held east Aleppo are once again fearful for their lives as ferocious shelling hits schools and medical facilities. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at lea...

Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate as Appeal Court adjourns indefinitely Jimoh Ibrahim remains PDP candidate as Appeal Court adjourns indefinitely

The Court of Appeal had fixed Friday to deliver judgment on an appeal by Eyitayo Jegede against the decision of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, upon which the Independent National Electoral Commission acted to substitute Mr.

Turkish officers seeking asylum in other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries

But Mayer criticised statements from German foreign ministry officials in which they said persecuted political opponents of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan could apply for asylum in Germany. Favourable comments about President Vladimir Putin added...

Pakistan orders 400 Turks to leave ahead of Erdogan's visit Pakistan orders 400 Turks to leave ahead of Erdogan's visit

Later in the evening, President Mamnoon Hussain met Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation in diverse fields. He also appreciated Turkey's efforts in helping Pakistan join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). "As you know Pak...

Minnesota prosecutor details key moments of police shooting Minnesota prosecutor details key moments of police shooting

The aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. Nakia Wilson of St. Paul is a cousin of Castile's. Yanez's attorney, Tom Kelly, has said that the officer was reacting to the pre...

India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

Normally crammed grain markets, teeming bazaars, cinemas, bars and liquor shops were deserted as the government scrambled to replace the demonetised currency, which made up 86 per cent of India's circulating cash. 500 notes are brought into circulati...

Police have suspect in fatal UW-Stout student assault case Police have suspect in fatal UW-Stout student assault case

Onodera said she hoped the harmonious connection of the rings on the pin will be reflected in the community. Students have been working with Onodera between classes and into recent evenings to solder as numerous pins as possible, most of which went...

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