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Ankara warns Turks over ┬┤social tensions┬┤ in US
- November 16, 2016

More than 110,000 people have been sacked or suspended in the crackdown that followed the putsch, and some 36,000 arrested. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he wanted to improve relations with Turkey. If they don't want us they should be clear about this, they should make a decision", Erdogan told the Hurriyet newspaper. There has been growing tension between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies after repeated calls from Turkey to extradite US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who ... (more...)
Direct Centre to withdraw demonetisation: Kejriwal urges President Direct Centre to withdraw demonetisation: Kejriwal urges President
- November 16, 2016

The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the "ill-conceived, unscientific and draconian" demonetisation scheme that had turned "crores of honest Indians into helpless victims", and said it would approach President Pranab Mukherjee and seek withdrawal of the scheme. (more...)
Watch Obama's first press conference since the US election
- November 15, 2016

Somebody who likes to mix it up and have a vigorous debate and what's clear is that he was able to tap into yes, the anxieties, but also the enthusiasm of his voters in a way that's impressive. "Our example will still carry great weight", he added. The commander-in-chief, however, was less sure that Trump wouldn't seek to unravel the worldwide agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear programs and Obama essentially acknowledged that he won't fulfill one of his own campaign promises to close the ... (more...)
China Pushes Its Pan-Asian Trade Deals With TPP In Doubt
- November 15, 2016

An International Trade Commission report in May cited that TPP would increase U.S.ag exports about $7.2 billion over 15 years while ag imports would grow about $2.7 billion. Mohamed said that if the United States decides that they will not ratify the TPPA, Malaysia will discuss with the other members on the next course of action. (more...)
Family members killed while returning home from band competition Family members killed while returning home from band competition
- November 15, 2016

The Rineharts were on their way home from a band competition in Indianapolis Saturday when they hit a deer on Interstate 69. Hartkey was also taken to the hospital with a fractured arm. Warrick County School Crop Superintendent Brad Schneider said it was a 'very, very sad day for all of us'. The driver of the Civic, David Rinehart, as well as passengers 74-year-old Ruth Rinehart and 17-year-old Sophie Rhinehart were killed as a result of the accident. (more...)
Facebook's plan to remove hoax news shelved for fear of conservative ire Facebook's plan to remove hoax news shelved for fear of conservative ire
- November 15, 2016

Even relying on napkin math, that's still nearly 1% of stories in front of Facebook's 1.79 billion users. But ultimately, it was shelved and buried, sources told Gizmodo . The company's willingness to defile its own trending news section to appease conservatives doesn't necessarily mean it would do the same to the news feed. (more...)
Promised corruption-free India, ready to face punishment if I committed mistake
- November 15, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked BJP parliamentarians not to be defensive on the issue of demonitisation as people of the "the country is with the government". Who did you ask? "I understand the trouble everyone is facing". I have never kept the country in the dark. "PM thanked all parties and said this credit will not go to him personally but goes to all parties that are standing firm with the government", Naidu said. (more...)
Obama says he's heartened by Trump's call for unity Obama says he's heartened by Trump's call for unity
- November 14, 2016

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office that he was "very encouraged by President-elect Trump's interest in working with my team", telling Trump directly that "we are now going to do everything we can to help you succeed". But protests have continued unabated. It appeared to be a gentle jab at Trump, who called for a ban on Muslims during the campaign, and during one presidential debate appeared to threaten Clinton herself with jail if he was president. (more...)
Nico Rosberg quicker than Lewis Hamilton in final practice
- November 14, 2016

The German baet team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, with only 0.5secs separating the top six. Rosberg, 19 points clear of Hamilton in the title race , will seal the championship if he wins here. (more...)
Injured Howard to miss United States qualifier in Costa Rica Injured Howard to miss United States qualifier in Costa Rica
- November 14, 2016

The source tells ESPN FC the injury will require a recovery time measured in "months, not weeks" and such a timeline would render the Colorado Rapids goalkeeper unavailable for the remainder of the MLS playoffs. Tim Howard could not finish Friday's match against Mexico because of injury. The Rapids play Seattle in MLS' Western Conference finals on November 22 and 27. (more...)
Deal or no deal? India, Japan wrangle over N-pact note Deal or no deal? India, Japan wrangle over N-pact note
- November 14, 2016

In the 123 Agreement between India and the USA, there is a clause for termination but it mentions that if India conducts a nuclear test, the two sides will initiate discussions immediately to understand the reasons for it. There has been political resistance to the deal in Japan, especially after the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Indian experts have opined that the deal will make it easier for American firms, like Westinghouse and GE Energy (which have significant ... (more...)
Iraqi army says Nimrud captured from ISIL Iraqi army says Nimrud captured from ISIL
- November 14, 2016

Kurdish peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitary forces are holding territory to the northeast and to the west. "The troops have inflicted casualties and hardware losses on the enemy", he added with providing further details of the operation. Displaced Iraqi boys, who fled from Mosul with their families, carry food and other aid supplies, at a camp for internally displaced people in Hassan Sham, east of Mosul, Iraq , Saturday, Nov. (more...)
Obama honors NBA champs at White House
- November 13, 2016

James, who has visited Obama in the White House after each of his three National Basketball Association championships (2012, 2013, 2016), has been outspoken about his views on Trump - particularly after the now president-elect was heard talking about women in a sexually aggressive way on a 2005 tape that was made public in October. (more...)
Chinese ship opens new trade route via Pakistani port Chinese ship opens new trade route via Pakistani port
- November 13, 2016

The first Chinese trade convoy of 75 containers carrying export goods arrived at Gwadar Port on Friday through the western route of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is touted as a game-changer for the entire region. The Pakistan daily said a project worth Rs 25 billion is being executed for the development of Gwadar city keeping in view its importance. The provincial government is implementing the project and the resources are being provided by the Centre. (more...)
Most Polluted City on Earth Right Now, NASA Explains Truth Behind Smog Most Polluted City on Earth Right Now, NASA Explains Truth Behind Smog
- November 13, 2016

Beijing was a pleasant 30, while India's next most polluted city, coal and industry-heavy Chandrapur, recorded levels of 824, according to the World Air Quality Index. Lawyers, representing the three states admitted before the court that they had "not fully read" a series of orders by the NGT against pollution. On Tuesday morning, the United States embassy showed the concentration of PM2.5 - the fine particles linked to higher rates of chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease - at a ... (more...)
Peter Thiel joins Donald Trump's transition team
- November 12, 2016

Thiel, who donated $1.25 million to Trump's campaign late in the election cycle , mostly stood alone among colleagues in his support for Trump, who was publicly disdained in the Valley. Some called, unsuccessfully, for entrepreneurs to shun Y Combinator and for him to be booted from the Facebook board. If Trump can win, & after the #brexit , California succession would be a layup. (more...)
United States and Australia Might Be Close to a Deal on Refugee Swap
- November 12, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mr Dutton also refused to confirm talks had been under way with any specific country in recent months, but USA officials suggested there had been discussions involving them. Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese welcomed the news. He claimed a public interest immunity on how many and which countries are in negotiations with Australia. (more...)
White House won't rule out presidential pardon for Hillary Clinton White House won't rule out presidential pardon for Hillary Clinton
- November 12, 2016

According to the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president, when they meet on December 19 in their respective state capitals. He said he wanted Trump and his wife to feel welcome. The president-elect stepped into the Oval Office for the first time on Thursday in a "show of civility" with President Obama created to reassure an anxious America that a peaceful transition of power was under way, is how The Times Scotland reports the ... (more...)
Boyfriend of missing Texas teen won't cooperate, police say Boyfriend of missing Texas teen won't cooperate, police say
- November 11, 2016

Dobbs declined to provide investigators with details and remains in police custody, the Police Department said Wednesday evening. As Chron reports, the Kristen Fritch Amber Alert was issued after investigators realized that she was missing from the home. (more...)
France identifies suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attacks France identifies suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attacks
- November 11, 2016

French investigators have identified a Syria-based extremist of dual Belgian and Moroccan nationality who is thought to have plotted the attacks in Paris and Brussels , sources close to the case told AFP on Tuesday. Atar's younger brother Yassine was also arrested around the time of the Brussels attacks and their mother's home has been raided by police several times since the attacks. (more...)
Clinton leads Trump 48-43 percent in Washington Post-ABC tracking poll Clinton leads Trump 48-43 percent in Washington Post-ABC tracking poll
- November 11, 2016

Trump almost balances out those losses with a large, 34-point lead among all white voters without college degrees (63 to 29 percent), a group Romney won by a 25-point margin four years ago. But both are lower than Obama's 92 percent support among Democrats and Mitt Romney's 93 percent support among Republicans in network exit polling four years ago. (more...)
Incumbent Republican Mark Kirk Ousted By Duckworth in Illinois Senate Race
- November 10, 2016

President Barack Obama, left, kisses Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, right, before he speaks at a fundraiser for Duckworth's Senate campaign in Chicago, Oct. "As the healthcare union that represents caregivers to people with disabilities, it makes us especially proud to welcome Tammy Duckworth as our next USA senator", he said. (more...)
Jury to hear closing arguments in Georgia hot-car death case Jury to hear closing arguments in Georgia hot-car death case
- November 10, 2016

Defense attorney Maddox Kilgore holds a photo of Cooper Harris during the trial. Harris left his 22-month-old son, Cooper , strapped into his vehicle seat in the back of his SUV on June 18, 2014. "He'd already passed judgment". Ross Harris is facing numerous charges in the June 2014 death of their young son, Cooper . Nobody else. And he has acknowledged that from day one. (more...)
Does the GOP Senate victory matter?
- November 10, 2016

A Congress completely under Republican control was the main roadblock Obama has faced during his last term in office, and Democrats anxious that if Clinton won the presidency but the Republicans kept control of the Senate , they would work to block any proposal she put forward. (more...)
S.Korea ruling party says US anti-missile defence to go ahead
- November 10, 2016

Therefore, the USA has no future. The newspaper reports North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants to send a strong message to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and will fire a Hwasong-10 nuclear missile, which has a strike distance of more than 5,500 km, on Tuesday. (more...)
Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks beginning without its consent
- November 10, 2016

The Supreme Court has granted permission for the government to appeal the High Court's Article 50 ruling . "Triggering Article 50 will directly affect devolved interests and rights in Scotland and deprive Scotland of rights and freedom", Sturgeon told reporters. (more...)
New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government
- November 10, 2016

Proponents spent $8.5 million touting the expansion. "They're the ones that are trying to keep the business where it is instead of having the people of New Jersey benefit from it", he said . Under the above-mentioned deal, operators of existing Atlantic City casinos would have been the first ones to be allowed to apply for licenses for the operation of the North Jersey gambling venues. (more...)
Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'
- November 10, 2016

Apart from crackers' smoke, burning of crop stubble in farms contributed to the thick cover of hazardous haze that has been shrouding the city for almost a week. The Delhi government has flagged crop burning in Punjab and Haryana as one of the major factors contributing to the rising air pollution in the national capital and said it peaks during the night hours due to low wind speed in comparison to daytime. (more...)
Mosul: Daesh to use thousands of civilians as human shields
- November 10, 2016

But Iraqi commanders said the elite counterterrorism troops known as the golden division have halted their advance and, as of Friday morning, were awaiting US -backed forces before converging on Mosul from the south and northeast. He said USA airstrikes were able to destroy 40 to 45 of the trucks. Ahmad al-Assadi, a spokesman for the popular forces, confirmed that the fighters had completed preparations to move in the direction of Tal Afar, a Daesh-held city 63 kilometers west of Mosul . (more...)
Messi's return should help Argentina when it faces Brazil
- November 10, 2016

Neymar led the U-23 Brazilian side at the games. Brazil's rediscovered joie de vivre has been best exemplified by the form of Neymar, dazzling in the win over Bolivia last month, while others such as Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have also shined under Tite . (more...)