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Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul
- December 06, 2016

Military vehicles of the Iraqi army take part in an operation against Islamic State militants in Gogjali neighbourhood in Mosul, Iraq, December 4, 2016. The Iraqi government, hoping to avoid large-scale displacement, has called on Mosul's residents to stay in their homes during the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State extremist group. (more...)
Turkey and Russian Federation want cease-fire in Syria: Turkish official Turkey and Russian Federation want cease-fire in Syria: Turkish official
- December 06, 2016

Following today's meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he discussed the issue of further lifting of economic restrictions with his Turkish counterpart, RIA Novosti reported. (more...)
UTC CEO says keeping IN plant open 'good deal'
- December 06, 2016

Trump, who made his pledge to keep manufacturing jobs from fleeing the country a centerpiece of his campaign, already has warned another company, Rexnord Corp, an industrial supplier based in Milwaukee that plans to move a bearings plant and its 300 jobs from in to Mexico. (more...)
Unconfirmed terrorist threat to Los Angeles transit system station causes increased security
- December 06, 2016

The imminent threat in English advised of a Tuesday attack near Los Angeles and the FBI's field office warned that investigators were still analyzing the threat's credibility, said Assistant Director Deirdre Fike. He said undercover deputies had been deployed throughout the network, along with uniformed officers, members of the bomb squad and K9 explosive detection units. (more...)
Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9 Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
- December 05, 2016

Friday night's event featured musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. Pete Veilleux, a plant nursery owner in the neighborhood, who called it "a really wild gallery", said friends who lived there invited him to join the warehouse's eclectic colony. (more...)
Trump clever and will adapt: Putin Trump clever and will adapt: Putin
- December 05, 2016

During the election campaign, Mr Trump called Mr Putin a better leader than US President Barack Obama - a remark which drew criticism in the US. Despite Russia's denials that it tampered in the US election or even took sides, Trump's victory has been greeted as a win of sorts for Moscow , too, by members of Putin's own United Russia party. (more...)
Clinton Raising Election Doubts to 'Keep Her Options Open' for 2020
- December 04, 2016

Trump is unfit to serve", the petition reads. Stein raised more than $9 million in donations for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI - states critical to the 2016 election - an effort labeled by Trump as a "scam". (See amendment process above.) The smaller states will never commit political suicide by helping to pass and ratify any amendment that abolishes the Electoral College. (more...)
Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV is 'winnable'
- December 04, 2016

Let us all take the challenge to end AIDS.” A CARPHA release said that numerous obstacles that have impeded effective HIV prevention and treatment still exist today. The new World Health Organization guidelines require that at least 90 per cent of the population should know their HIV status, 90 per cent of those known to be infected should be on antiretroviral medication and 90 per cent of those on medication should be virally suppressed. (more...)
Merkel sends condolences to Brazil over crash Merkel sends condolences to Brazil over crash
- December 04, 2016

Instead, all but three players were killed in Colombia's worst air disaster in two decades after the plane reported electrical problems as it neared Medellin airport. Images broadcast on local television showed three passengers arriving at a local hospital in ambulances on stretchers, covered in blankets and connected to a drip. (more...)
Keith Ellison says Israel comments 'taken out of context' Keith Ellison says Israel comments 'taken out of context'
- December 04, 2016

That is not an issue. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt urged the organization's leading activists to counter what he said was an "organized, concerted effort" to delegitimize the group. Greenblatt said Thursday Ellison's comments expose a belief that American policy is driven not by the country's best interests but by "religiously or national origin-based special interests". (more...)
Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersburg before Tokyo visit Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersburg before Tokyo visit
- December 04, 2016

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, shake hands after a news conference in Moscow , Russia, Saturday, Dec. Moscow has brought the threats posed by the deployment of U.S. missile defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region to Tokyo's attention, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following a meeting with his Japanese counterpart. (more...)
Brotherly solidarity: William backs Harry's call for privacy
- December 03, 2016

Would it have been nice to read something along the lines of " Prince William adores Meghan Markle and tries to watch Suits online whenever he can to keep up with her work and hopes she is soon part of the family?" However, Prince William was said to be unhappy with the disclosure about Prince Harry's relationship with the 35-year-old American actress. (more...)
Ben Rhodes, US Diplomat Will Attend Castro Memorial Service
- December 03, 2016

In Havana and across the island, people signed condolence books and an oath of loyalty to Castro's sweeping May 2000 proclamation of the Cuban revolution as an unending battle for socialism, nationalism and an outsize role for the island on the world stage. (more...)
Court orders release of Nigerian Shia chief, wife Court orders release of Nigerian Shia chief, wife
- December 03, 2016

The court's judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole , rejected the claim by the counsel to Nigeria's intelligence agency, the State Security Service (DSS), that Zakzaky was being held in protective custody. "As we thank all the good people of Nigeria and human right activists here in Nigeria and beyond that have stood by us in our demand for justice, we wish to call on them to prevail on the federal government to release Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and others in detention without further delay". (more...)
England Gives Gareth Southgate Contract As Coach England Gives Gareth Southgate Contract As Coach
- December 03, 2016

And now, nearly out of nowhere, we have Southgate, charged with forging a new team, a new attitude. Former professional players have been speaking publicly over the last two weeks about the ordeals they went through as youngsters at the hands of coaches. (more...)
Trump Administration Not To Pursue Charges Against Clinton Trump Administration Not To Pursue Charges Against Clinton
- December 03, 2016

He said he has no interest in pressing for Clinton's prosecution over her use of a private email server or for financial acts committed by the Clinton Foundation. "They're, they're good people". There can be reasons for holding off-the-record meetings, which are hardly unprecedented in Washington. He said he's inclined to use whatever power he will have as president to say let's go forward. (more...)
Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana
- December 03, 2016

Delta re-launched its scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the United States to Cuba. A direct flight will take off Wednesday morning from Charlotte to Havana, Cuba . Responding to the changing market demand, American Airlines Group Inc. The airline is the only existing USA carrier to previously operate passenger service until it was suspended in 1961 due to an unstable political climate and profitability challenges. (more...)
Nearly 2000 Members of Iraqi Forces Killed in November, Says UN
- December 03, 2016

Retaking the city would be a major victory for Iraq's fragile government and a major blow to roll back Islamic State's territorial gains. "Not only are they in danger of getting killed or injured in the cross-fire, now potentially more than half a million people do not have safe water to drink", Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Iraq said in a news release . (more...)
How will recounts work in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania? How will recounts work in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania?
- December 03, 2016

Clinton leads the national popular vote by close to 2 million votes, but Trump won 290 electoral votes to Clinton's 232, not counting MI. Clinton, however, will likely win the popular vote by more than 2 million ballots. Tuesday by the campaigns of Stein, de la Fuente or a combination of both. An online fundraising bid by Stein helped her campaign raise more than $6 million in recent days to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. (more...)
Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semifinals Man United, Southampton into English League Cup semifinals
- December 02, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial scored twice as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-1 in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Arsenal were unexpectedly humbled by Southampton. With the team's Premier League form stuttering, it will be interesting to see if any have won a place in the Portuguese's XI at Everton this weekend, aside from the suspended Rooney. (more...)
Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren debate on 'Daily Show' Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren debate on 'Daily Show'
- December 02, 2016

Tomi's Daily Show interview follows Trevor's previous segment in September 2016, in which he confessed that he had a "crush" on the video host. Trevor Noah recently had conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren as a guest on The Daily Show , and their conversation tackled everything from Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klan to Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement . (more...)
Jill Stein Plans to Sue After Wisconsin Refuses to Hand Recount Jill Stein Plans to Sue After Wisconsin Refuses to Hand Recount
- December 02, 2016

The Wisconsin Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday alleging that Ms Stein's recount effort amounts to illegal coordination with Mrs Clinton created to circumvent the law and public scrutiny. (more...)
Ivanka Trump subject to light roasting after 'reinventing' the birthday Ivanka Trump subject to light roasting after 'reinventing' the birthday
- December 02, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump posted a pictured of her eighth-month-old son Theodore on Twitter wishing him a happy birthday, but Twitter soon started trolling her for celebrating the son's birthday after eight months and not 12. (more...)
Trump's campaign seems to contradict president-elect's claims of voter fraud
- December 02, 2016

Republicans say the recount will cost taxpayers far more than the $973,000 Stein must pay when filing her recount petition. Polling experts such as Nate Cohn of the New York Times and Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight have said it is extremely unlikely recounts would affect the results of the election, but Trump's campaign tried to block them anyway. (more...)
Breitbart launches #DumpKelloggs campaign after cereal maker pulls ads Breitbart launches #DumpKelloggs campaign after cereal maker pulls ads
- December 02, 2016

Before Kellogg abandoned the site, activists attacked the cereal brand for advertising on Breitbart , saying its content espouses racist and anti-Semitic views. She said the company heard from consumers that Kellogg's ads were placed on Breitbart .com and chose to discontinue advertising there. Charles says Kellogg's chose to "discontinue" advertising on Breitbart after finding out its ads were on the site. (more...)
Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa
- December 02, 2016

It is best to avoid giving oral sex if you have cuts or sores in your mouth or bleeding gums, as this increases the risk of HIV entering your body. Thanks to these treatments, which keep the virus in check and increase the lifespan of HIV-positive people without curing them, average life expectancy in South Africa has risen from 57.1 years to 62.9 since 2009. (more...)
Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12 Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12
- December 02, 2016

Dogan said most of the dead would be identified after DNA tests, in a sign that the victims were too badly burned to be identified visually. The U.S. An electrical fault may have caused the fire, Reuters, citing CNN Turk , quoted Omer Celik, a senior government official, who represents the province in parliament, as saying. (more...)
Minimal changes reported in Dane County as presidential recount begins Minimal changes reported in Dane County as presidential recount begins
- December 02, 2016

The Lincoln County Board of Canvassers officially met at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, unanimously voting to proceed with a hand recount. Campaigns requesting recounts are charged $125 per precinct, under state recount rules, which is reimbursed to counties. (more...)
Question time suspended after mass protest shuts down House of Representatives Question time suspended after mass protest shuts down House of Representatives
- December 02, 2016

Around 30 shouting demonstrators in a public gallery drowned out the House of Representatives, where lawmakers had gathered Wednesday for a combative, daily 90-minute session in which opposition lawmakers question government ministers about their portfolios. (more...)
Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards
- November 30, 2016

The ambush occurred as the convoy arrived at an army checkpoint barricade prior to entering the city, Marawi City information officer Alexander Alag said. and having fair complexion. "The advice was to postpone. Maybe we can have a little gun fight here, gun fight there...exercise", Duterte said during the inauguration of a China-funded drug rehabilitation facility here. (more...)