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Murray beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals title
- November 24, 2016

It was the first time since 2000 in Lisbon that the year-end No. 1 player has been decided by the outcome of the championship match of the season finale. Both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will turn their attentions to January's Australian Open after a short break to and start preparing for the 2017 season. (more...)
May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting May says leaders wished Obama well in meeting
- November 24, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy that no decisions had been made about extending the Ukraine sanctions, but actions to implement the Minsk peace accord were not sufficient. In September, Merkel surprised the country when she said she wished she could have dealt with the migrant crisis differently, after the CDU suffered a major defeat in Berlin state elections, but stopped short of calling it a policy mistake. (more...)
Obama has shown he still believes in Europe
- November 24, 2016

In his fourth National Basketball Association season and first as Milwaukee's point forward, Antetokounmpo is averaging 21.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists through nine games. In the video, President Obama is seen being given a private tour of the Acropolis by Dr Eleni Banou and the Acropolis Museum by its director, Dr Dimitrios Pantermalis. (more...)
French Jewish leaders criticize Fillon over fundamentalism comments
- November 24, 2016

France's ex-Prime Minister, Francois Fillon , earlier won the first important victory in a bid for the French presidency. "I think that sectarianism is increasing today within the Muslim community and that the sectarianists are taking that community hostage", said Fillon. (more...)
Missouri abruptly fires assistant coach Jackie Shipp Missouri abruptly fires assistant coach Jackie Shipp
- November 24, 2016

The newspaper reported that Shipp didn't coach the game Missouri lost, 63-37, and was not at practice this week. Crockett was in a parked vehicle with a few other individuals, police said, but was the only one arrested. According to the team's Twitter account , het set the freshman record for rushing yards, besting Brad Smith's 1,029 yards in 2002. The MU freshman ran for 225 yards, setting a new single-game rushing record for Missouri freshmen. (more...)
Trump Announces On Twitter He Canceled Meeting With 'New York Times' Trump Announces On Twitter He Canceled Meeting With 'New York Times'
- November 23, 2016

A spokeswoman for the Times said the newspaper was not aware the meeting was canceled until Trump's tweet , which came at about 6:30 a.m. EST. The president-elect kicked it off Monday with a session in which he had invited television news anchors and executives to establish a new working relationship, only to berate them for what he termed unfair campaign coverage. (more...)
Mosul battle: Iraqi forces suspected of killing villagers
- November 21, 2016

The worldwide force is flying dozens of sorties in the region in support of a US -backed push by Syrian Kurdish forces on Raqqa. Operations to retake IS-held Mosul continue, led by the Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and supported by airstrikes conducted by a coalition of global states led by the United States, began on October 17. (more...)
U.S. agrees to take refugees detained by Australia U.S. agrees to take refugees detained by Australia
- November 21, 2016

The centres are believed to hold more than a thousand people from countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia, Efe news reported . But he could not say how many refugees would be offered United States resettlement and if the agreement would continue under the incoming Donald Trump administration. (more...)
US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands
- November 19, 2016

Turnbull would not say how many refugees would be resettled in the United States , but that women, children and families would be prioritised. About 1600 people on Nauru and Manus Island would be eligible, but the numbers and assessment of people would be up to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. (more...)
Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires
- November 19, 2016

The community is encouraged to attend. DHEC has bumped 19 counties back to "code orange", excluding six Upstate counties that are closest to the wildfires. "The fire was walking off the mountain very slowly", he said. "We are committed to doing all we can to support our firefighters, protect people and property, and find those who may be responsible for any wildfires in North Carolina", said Governor McCrory. (more...)
How Immigration Attys Can Prep Clients For Trump Policies How Immigration Attys Can Prep Clients For Trump Policies
- November 19, 2016

They don't believe some people should have to listen to the law and they are proactively supportive of government officials and elected officials who believe that they don't have to listen to the law. He claims that criminal illegal immigrants are let loose, putting people at risk. We've reaffirmed DC's status as a sanctuary city and will continue to send this message because residents should feel safe. (more...)
Large anti-Park protest planned in Seoul, 4th amid scandal
- November 19, 2016

Pressure mounted for President Park Geun-hye to resign as South Korea's main opposition party launched a campaign against her and the nation braced for more mass protests over a weird influence-peddling scandal. Under South Korea's Constitution, the president has immunity from prosecution except in cases of treason, but she can be investigated. "Park has lost her authority as president and showed she doesn't have the basic qualities to govern a country", said Jae-myung Lee of the ... (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' Star Shares the #1 Lesson the Show Teaches Our Daughters 'Gilmore Girls' Star Shares the #1 Lesson the Show Teaches Our Daughters
- November 19, 2016

Oh, and if you're wondering what Luke's name would have been if he had been a "she" - it's Daisy! Season seven of the show, while still a cut above your average family drama, was missing that Palladino spark. At one point we're fuming at her priggish refusal to accept Lorelai, and the next we're fawning over the wellspring of love she harbours for her daughter and granddaughter. (more...)
New Zealand crews clear route to quake-hit town
- November 18, 2016

More than 20,000 have been evacuated from communities along the country's coast but the rescue effort is now being concentrated on communities where there is no way out. Home to about 2,000 residents, Kaikoura was a popular destination for travellers wanting to go on whale-watching expeditions before the quake hit. So far they've donated 400 lobsters to those in need and plan to donate 400 more on Tuesday, he said. (more...)
Connecticut lost 7200 jobs in October
- November 18, 2016

It noted that the dismal October numbers are in addition to the report's revision of September figures that showed 6,600 jobs lost that month rather than the originally reported 5,200. The unemployment rate in MA continues to drop and is now at its lowest point since April 2001. The state shed 5,500 jobs in October. The labor force participation rate for White workers ticked down from 62.9 percent in September to 62.8 percent in October. (more...)
AG: Majority of irregular spending due to govt officials flouting laws AG: Majority of irregular spending due to govt officials flouting laws
- November 18, 2016

Makwetu said instead of improving on the findings, the provincial cabinet opted to involve the state lawyers, placing more emphasis on the legal interpretation than the accounting treatment of these transactions. Insufficient steps were taken to recover, write-off, approve or condone unauthorised, irregular, and fruitless and wasteful expenditure of the year under review and the previous year, as required by the PFMA. (more...)
Israeli President Rivlin Reaffirms Strong Ties With India During State Visit Israeli President Rivlin Reaffirms Strong Ties With India During State Visit
- November 18, 2016

And Rivlin's visit completes the protocol requirements for a visit from Israel before Modi travels there. Terming as "historic" the visit of Israel President, as it came after a gap of 20 years, Mukherjee said Rivlin represents the people who Indians admire, with whom Indians feel a strong and unique bond as both are ancient civilizations that have made significant contributions to humanity. (more...)
S. Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park S. Korean lawmakers pass law on independent probe of Park
- November 18, 2016

However, while the words seem to suggest the President wants to cooperate with the impending prosecution questioning, her lawyer requested a delay of the questioning, angering the public further. The motion for a special prosecutor proposed by the main opposition Democratic Party passed by a vote of 196 in the 300-seat assembly, indicating some members of Park's ruling Saenuri Party backed the bill. (more...)
Prosecutors to question South Korean president over political scandal
- November 17, 2016

Speaking in the wake of the largely peaceful demonstration, the president's spokesman Jung Youn-kuk admitted she is "considering all possible options" with more than a year left of her term. In a televised apology last week the president said she would accept a direct investigation into her actions. Prosecutors are investigating whether Park pressured the firms to donate millions of dollars to dubious foundations controlled by her longtime confidant, Choi Soon-Sil. (more...)
Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis
- November 17, 2016

Obama delighted his Greek hosts by supporting debt relief for the recession-battered country, which has seen its economy shrink by a quarter in just seven years, but riot police had to use teargas to quell anti-US protesters in central Athens . (more...)
Israeli bill to recognize West Bank outposts
- November 17, 2016

Herzog appealed to outpost settlers in Amona (near Ramallah) whose homes are on private Palestinian land to follow the High Court decision that they leave those homes by the end of December. To become law, the proposal must pass three more votes in parliament. "France is deeply concerned by it". Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the hardline Jewish Home party and has been the driving force behind the bill, has made no secret of his position. (more...)
Golden pheasant sporting 'Donald Trump's haircut' finds internet fame Golden pheasant sporting 'Donald Trump's haircut' finds internet fame
- November 17, 2016

But now he has a new doppelganger. " Trump should financially support this bird until he graduates from university". Each bird reaches to about a metre in length. He said, "After Trump was elected President of America, I start seeing more pictures of him and I think the pheasant looks a little bit like him". The bird's keeper, however, was reportedly surprised to hear of the comparisons. (more...)
Obama In Athens: 'Democracy Bigger Than Any One Person' Obama In Athens: 'Democracy Bigger Than Any One Person'
- November 17, 2016

But, he said, "democracy is bigger than any one person". He added, "Even if your candidate doesn't always win". "The IMF has said that debt relief will be crucial to get Greece back to growth". The ancient site will remain closed to the public for the day to accommodate the president's visit. Demonstrations were banned in parts of Athens , and road and subway stations were shut down for the first official visit of a sitting US president since Bill Clinton came in 1999. (more...)
Nikki Haley to meet Trump; could be next Secretary of State Nikki Haley to meet Trump; could be next Secretary of State
- November 17, 2016

Rivals they are, indeed; back in March, Trump tweeted Haley was an embarrassment to the people of South Carolina- and she replied in the most Southern way possible. "I've never known what it's like to have a Republican president", said Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants who is serving her second term as governor. (more...)
Huge explosion rocks Kabul, at least four dead Huge explosion rocks Kabul, at least four dead
- November 17, 2016

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. No outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack as of now. Last week, four people were killed and 128 others were wounded when a suicide bomber drove truck loaded with explosives into the German consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. (more...)
Barcelona presents Rakuten as jersey sponsor for 4 seasons Barcelona presents Rakuten as jersey sponsor for 4 seasons
- November 17, 2016

The sponsorship deal is reported in the Spanish press to be worth slightly under 60 million euros (66 million United States dollars) a year, although that could increase with variables. It extended its contract last year with the airline for one year while it looked for a new partner. Barca wore Qatar Foundation's logo for the first two seasons, and then switched to Qatar Airways after that. (more...)
Top Adviser: Trump Does Not See Settlements as Obstacles to Peace Top Adviser: Trump Does Not See Settlements as Obstacles to Peace
- November 16, 2016

One of Trump's advisers on Israel and the Middle East, David Friedman, told the Jerusalem Post that Trump would follow through on his promise. "The era of a Palestinian state is over". His fellow co-chair of Trump's advisory committee David Friedman, also a top contender for the roles, said that Trump would follow through on his campaign pledge to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . (more...)
Northern Ireland 0-3 Croatia: Cop-inspired visitors coast to victory Northern Ireland 0-3 Croatia: Cop-inspired visitors coast to victory
- November 16, 2016

Those tipping Edinburgh-based O'Neill for the post have underlined his work in turning around Northern Ireland after he took them to their first ever European Championship finals in the summer while also being well placed after four matches of the qualifiers for Russian Federation 2018. (more...)
Trump is No 'Ogre': Brexit Figurehead Farage
- November 16, 2016

Mr Farage disclosed that members of the president-elect's inner circle were concerned about unflattering comments made by British Cabinet ministers, though Mr Trump told him he had a "nice" phone call with Mrs May. But Mr Banks said the closeness of their friendship was " not going to go away ", because " Nigel has a hotline to the president and the president's chief adviser ". (more...)
Russian Aircraft Carrier Jets Conduct First Syria Strike: DM
- November 16, 2016

Earlier in the day, Pentagon officials said they had indications that the Russians had lost a plane, and Fox News - quoting intelligence officials - reported that the aircraft, a MiG-29K, went down after appearing to have mechanical issues shortly after takeoff. (more...)