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Michigan Supreme Court Denies Jill Stein Recount Appeal Michigan Supreme Court Denies Jill Stein Recount Appeal
- December 14, 2016

Trump won the state by 22,000 votes over Clinton. Data from Michigan Secretary of State's office showed Clinton narrowed the loss by 102 votes in the unofficial partial recount, but the official certified results stand as the recount was not completed. (more...)
United States grounds Osprey aircraft in Japan after Okinawa crash
- December 14, 2016

Japanese officials are calling for MV-22 Osprey on Okinawa to be grounded after one of the helicopter-plane hybrids crashed into the sea Tuesday. They were taken to a U.S. The Japanese and USA governments are trying to move the Futenma base operations from Ginowan to the less populated Henoko coastal area of Nago. The Osprey - assigned to the Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing - conducted a "shallow landing" five to ten miles off the coast of the island on Tuesday 10 P.M. (more...)
Antonio Guterres sworn in As UN secretary general
- December 13, 2016

Guterres vowed to carry out reforms aimed at improving the world body. Among the long list of his accomplishments, Mr. Thomson cited three in particular: the Secretary-General's unceasing efforts on the issue of climate change, which ultimately led to the adoption and entry into force of the Paris Agreement ; his vision and determination to realize a more just, prosperous and secure world through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and his support for gender ... (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo in numbers...some insane figures in here
- December 13, 2016

The 31-year-old Ronaldo was picked from a list of 30 players by a group of worldwide journalists selected by France Football , which for the previous six years awarded the coveted prize in partnership with FIFA. "I feel so proud and happy". He won the award in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo scored 51 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season, while he netted three at the European Championship in France. (more...)
South Korean President Impeached
- December 13, 2016

In the impeachment motion, lawmakers said their decision was partly based on prosecutors' earlier indictments that revealed Park's role in the scandal involving Park's former aides and longtime friend, the private citizen Choi Soon-sil. Parliament speaker said seven votes were disqualified, two members abstained and one member did not participate. The political turmoil around Park comes after years of frustration over a leadership style that inspired comparisons to her father, Park ... (more...)
Man City loss a HUGE help to Arsenal's title challenge
- December 12, 2016

They were 3-0 up inside 20 minutes and delivered the reaction Claudio Ranieri had demanded following recent poor results. Vardy and Andy King scored inside five minutes before Vardy made it 3-0 before half-time and completed his hat-trick following a John Stones mistake. (more...)
Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' moves towards Andhra Pradesh, further intensifies Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' moves towards Andhra Pradesh, further intensifies
- December 11, 2016

The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal over Andaman and Nicobar Islands is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and then into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hours, the Meteorological department here has said. (more...)
Syrian troops capture additional areas of rebel-held Aleppo
- December 10, 2016

Kurdish-led forces operating autonomously of the rebels and the government meanwhile seized the Bustan al-Basha neighborhood, allowing thousands of civilians to flee the decimated district to the predominantly Kurdish Sheikh Maqsoud, in the city's north, according to Ahmad Hiso Araj, an official with the Syrian Democratic Forces. (more...)
Alabama scheduled to execute man for clerk's 1994 killing
- December 10, 2016

He would be the 20th person executed this year in the United States and the second in Alabama, according to the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center . Florida, according to a response by Smith's lawyers in a court filing Wednesday. The inmate, Ronald B. Smith, was among death row inmates nationwide who have challenged states' recent changes to drug rosters used in executions - changes that came after manufacturers restricted access to traditionally used drugs. (more...)
Cuba wants to sign accords with US before Barack Obama exit
- December 10, 2016

The meeting took place at a subtle time for the Cuba-U.S. relationship, when Trump threatened to "terminate" the deal with Cuba if Havana was not prepared to renegotiate certain terms right after the death of former President Fidel Castro. The more Cuba and the United States deepen their detente, the more irreversible it will become, analysts said. Obama and President Raul Castro announced a breakthrough in diplomatic relations almost two years ago. (more...)
Belfast Police Investigating Abuse Arrest Former Coach
- December 10, 2016

McCafferty, who now resides in Belfast, joined Celtic in 1990 and lived in Glasgow throughout his time there. Jim McCafferty, 70, originally from Scotland but now living in Belfast, was remanded in custody until January 5, charged with sexual activity with a boy under 16 in Belfast some time between 2011 and 2014. (more...)
Joe Biden May Run for President in 2020 Because 'What the Hell' Joe Biden May Run for President in 2020 Because 'What the Hell'
- December 09, 2016

Biden paused and laid his hand on a Washington Post reporter's shoulder. He returned to the US Senate on Monday after it voted to rename a piece of legislation after his late son Beau, who died of brain cancer a year ago. Biden told host Stephen Colbert he did not regret his decision to stand down in the 2016 race, though he believed he was best prepared to lead the country at this time . (more...)
Too Early to Talk About BJP-AIADMK Alliance: Venkaiah Naidu
- December 09, 2016

Speculation was swirling that Sasikala could pitch herself for the general secretary post. It is learnt that one of the issues discussed was the party leadership post Jayalalithaa held. Actor Sridevi , who made her debut in films as a child artist, shared an old photograph of hers from the Tamil film " Aathi Parasakthi ", in which she acted as Lord Muruga. (more...)
Defense: Dylann Roof's mother had heart attack
- December 09, 2016

Spent gun magazines and cartridge cases strewn about. The killer's defence team are instead fighting the death penalty sentence which the prosecution are pushing for. Also killed were the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, a high school speech pathologist and track coach; county librarian Cynthia Hurd, 54; Ethel Lee Lance, 70, another longtime church member; the Rev. (more...)
Voting begins in Ghana's election as Mahama runs for second term
- December 09, 2016

Tempers are beginning to flare following delays in the release of officials results. However, about 80 per cent of the results had been declared from the 29,000 polling booths nationwide. Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ghana Presidential election, Nana Akufo-Addo may be on his way to victory as he is now leading polling 52% of votes already counted. (more...)
Iran: US threatens nuclear deal, warns of 'strong reaction'
- December 08, 2016

On December 1, the US Senate voted unanimously to prolong 1979 sanctions against Iran by another 10 years after they expire this month. "We will report it to Iran's committee, assigned for monitoring the implementation of the deal", state TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying. (more...)
ISIS has started killing civilians who don't cooperate in Mosul
- December 08, 2016

The city of Mosul is already ringed to the north, south and east by Iraqi government forces and Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraq's US -trained Counter Terrorism Service breached Islamic State defenses in east Mosul at the end of October. There are now some 6,000 US troops in the country, including 100 special operations forces embedded with Iraqi troops for the Mosul operation, according to the Pentagon. (more...)
Jill Stein Sues in Pennsylvania, Presses on in Recount Campaign Jill Stein Sues in Pennsylvania, Presses on in Recount Campaign
- December 08, 2016

A statement from the Stein campaign shortly after said it will file a lawsuit in federal court Monday seeking a statewide recount. Trump won Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes. Trump alleged Stein's call for Wisconsin , Michigan and Pennsylvania to review their election results is a "scam" orchestrated by the former presidential hopeful. (more...)
Three banks fined $485 million for Euribor manipulation
- December 08, 2016

The EU's Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the Commission had found " chats " between traders congratulating themselves on setting the rate to levels that suited their means. The European Commission hit three banks Wednesday with fines totaling €485 million for manipulating financial benchmarks, wrapping up a long-running global probe that has already cost the sector some €1.5 billion in EU penalties and billions more globally. (more...)
Pakistan Int'l Airlines Plane Crashes Near Abbottabad, Singer Junaid Jamshed Killed
- December 08, 2016

He says all resources are being mobilized to locate the plane. No further details were immediately available. A plane was burning in the air before it plummeted to the ground shortly after take-off in Pakistan, according to witnesses. "Rescue teams are reaching the scene of the crash, and then we will know more", Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George told Reuters . The PK 661 flight was traveling from Chitral to Islamabad . (more...)
Tories demand detailed Brexit plan after May bows to Labour pressure
- December 08, 2016

Lawmakers voted 461 in favour of the amendment, backing Mrs May's timeline to trigger the divorce negotiations with Brussels by March 31, 2017 . Downing Street has stressed the outcome will not affect the Government's Supreme Court battle to overturn a ruling that it needs Parliament's approval before triggering Article 50 , because the vote is on a symbolic motion rather than legislation. (more...)
Call to Trump over Taiwan may have been planned, China analysts say
- December 08, 2016

The revelation of a phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last Friday startled leaders and diplomats in Washington, Beijing and beyond. Even if this development doesn't represent a shift in policy, the phone call doesn't preclude some change in U.S. -Taiwan ties. It is thought Tsai was seeking to use the stop to meet with U.S. (more...)
Turnbull offers quake help to Indonesia
- December 08, 2016

Magdalena said. "When we retrieve bodies sometimes there's five, sometimes 10 corpses". Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been using excavators to clear rubble in the worst-hit areas, with volunteers - equipped with little more than hoes and their bare hands - also chipping in. (more...)
Pence says Mattis to be with Trump at NC rally Pence says Mattis to be with Trump at NC rally
- December 07, 2016

He had also said the former Democratic vice president would not meet with Trump himself. Meanwhile, former Vice President Al Gore arrived shortly after for a meeting with Ivanka Trump on climate change . Do you think Ivanka Trump should have an official position in her father's administration? He shifted his tone somewhat last month during a meeting with the New York Times , saying there might be some "connectivity" between human activity and the rising temperatures that are melting ... (more...)
President & PM condolence over demise of TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
- December 07, 2016

Jayaram first made her name starring in movies alongside M G Ramachandran, who later became her political mentor before his death almost 30 years ago. Dr Balakrishnan said he had met her more than a decade ago in Chennai . Tamil Nadu has declared a week-long mourning, during which schools and colleges will be shut for three days. (more...)
Farooq Abdullah Crosses The Red Line, Urges His Cadre To Support Hurriyat
- December 07, 2016

We have shed blood for it", he said. "Farooq Abdullah has never spoken anything anti-national". Rajesh Gupta warn Farooq for his anti-national activities and also appeal to people of Jammu to social boycott with Farooq Abdullah and his party. (more...)
French premier steps down to focus on presidential election
- December 07, 2016

The far right, which was beaten in Austria's presidential election at the weekend, was "at the gates of power" in France with a nationalist programme that would "ruin" the poor, he warned. But he said he doesn't want the left eliminated. Former education minister Benoit Hamon, one of his challengers in the primary, said Tuesday that the Socialists needed to pick someone who represented "a proper left". (more...)
Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust 'tyrant' Assad
- December 06, 2016

Speaking at a press conference on a visit to Turkey after a meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in the Mediterranean town of Alanya, Lavrov said Russian Federation would continue efforts to allow humanitarian aid into Aleppo and acknowledged the need for a truce. (more...)
United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food
- December 06, 2016

Back in September Mr Trump, during the election campaign, had stated that he would "take the oil" from Iraq as a form of "reimbursement" for United States help. "Planes from the coalition force and the air force are restricted because of the civilians". Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on October 17 announced a major offensive to retake Mosul , the country's second largest city. (more...)
Rogue elector says Republican will also vote against Trump
- December 06, 2016

On Monday, Christopher Suprun of Dallas wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times detailing why he couldn't vote for Donald Trump . "I'm expecting backlash, but that has been par for the course this campaign". On December 19, the electors will cast their votes for president in their respective states. One thing Suprun is wrong on is his conclusion that "the election of the next president is not yet a done deal". (more...)