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Ex-Goldman banker Ng fights U.S. extradition over 1MDB Ex-Goldman banker Ng fights U.S. extradition over 1MDB
- November 12, 2018

U.S. authorities said the scam allowed the men to divert US$2.7 billion from 1MDB in the form of commissions on three bond issues in 2012 and 2013, underwritten by Goldman Sachs. The fund was created by then prime minister Najib Razak shortly after he took power. Leissner's guilty plea was unsealed in the USA yesterday and, in it, he said such practices were "very much in line of its culture of Goldman Sachs to hide facts from certain compliance and legal employees". (more...)
Vehicle Rams Into Motorcade Carrying British, Belgian PMs Vehicle Rams Into Motorcade Carrying British, Belgian PMs
- November 12, 2018

Earlier, May and Michel visited the St. Symphorien cemetery, where they took part in a wreath-laying ceremony as part of the commemorative events marking the centenary of the end of WWI. John Parr was the first United Kingdom soldier to be killed in 1914 and the last was George Ellison, who died on the Western Front at 9.30am before the Armistice came into effect at 11am, 100 years ago on Sunday. (more...)
12 killed in California bar: Shooting suspect was a decorated Marine veteran
- November 12, 2018

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean revealed that police had contact with Long over the years, as he was a victim of a battery at a local Thousand Oaks bar and was involved in two traffic accidents. The city of about 130,000 people is consistently near the top of lists of the safest places in California. According to reports, among those dead is Sheriff's Sgt. (more...)
Newly discovered tombs in Egypt hold mummies, animal statues Newly discovered tombs in Egypt hold mummies, animal statues
- November 11, 2018

Dozens of cat mummies were found with around 100 wooden, gilded statues of felines and one in bronze dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet. While ancient Egyptians saw cats as divine, they didn't exactly worship them, Antonietta Catanzariti, curator of the exhibit Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt , told NPR previous year. (more...)
Macron Hosts Trump, Putin, Merkel On 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month Macron Hosts Trump, Putin, Merkel On 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month
- November 11, 2018

The visit underscored the close ties between two countries that fought three wars between 1870 and 1945 but are now seen as the lynchpins of peace in Western Europe. The French presidency later sought to defuse the row, saying Macron remarks had been misinterpreted. "The lesson of the Great War can not be that of resentment between peoples, nor should the past be forgotten", said Macron, sorrow etched on the faces of former French soldiers standing to attention around him. (more...)
Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia
- November 11, 2018

The 74-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years before her death, had made a written euthanasia request. Officials first began probing the case in September, when they found the doctor had drugged the patient's coffee and then had her held down while delivering the fatal injection. (more...)
Centenary of End of WWI Marked with Paris Ceremony Centenary of End of WWI Marked with Paris Ceremony
- November 11, 2018

Trump accompanied by his wife Melania arrived in Paris on Friday to attend the commemorations ending World War I . The French presidential source further said that president Trump confirmed to president Macron during their meeting, his refusal to endanger Saudi Arabia's stability. (more...)
Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump
- November 11, 2018

And on funding for the Russian Federation probe, he said on CNN in July 2017: "I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced, it would [be a] recess appointment and that attorney general doesn't fire Bob Mueller but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigations grinds to nearly a halt". (more...)
California wildfire ‘destruction is catastrophic,’ Trump says, urges people to evacuate California wildfire ‘destruction is catastrophic,’ Trump says, urges people to evacuate
- November 11, 2018

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Saturday his department has reports of 110 people still missing in the third-deadliest in California history. Flames engulfed towering palms in Malibu as they inched closer to homes in the area. A total of 83,275 acres had burned, but officials still had no updates on the number of structures destroyed. (more...)
Protestors Rally Against Broward Elections Supervisor Following Scott Lawsuits Protestors Rally Against Broward Elections Supervisor Following Scott Lawsuits
- November 11, 2018

Police officers were forced to bring metal detectors before the canvassing board could continue to count votes. Races within.25% will then go to a hand recount of overvotes and undervotes. "We follow that closely!" However, the FDLE has said it is not investigating Snipes at this time, as no allegations of voter fraud have been received and Scott has not put his request in writing. (more...)
Turkish President meets world leaders in Paris Turkish President meets world leaders in Paris
- November 11, 2018

They remained inside the vehicle until after visiting leaders and France's Emmanuel Macron lined up on stage. President Trump then greeted President Macron again, after a strained meeting and a dinner for dignitaries that took place on Saturday, and took his place nearby in the front row of a riser below the arc. (more...)
Donald Trump goes off on Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' Donald Trump goes off on Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming'
- November 11, 2018

She said she was particularly bothered by so-called "birthers" who spread the conspiracy that Barack Obama had not been born in the United States. The Obamas opted for IVF, one form of assisted reproduction that typically involves removing eggs from a woman, fertilising them with sperm in a lab, and implanting the resulting embryo. (more...)
Authorities: Gunman posted on Facebook around time of shooting Authorities: Gunman posted on Facebook around time of shooting
- November 11, 2018

This time, gunfire claimed a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history a year ago. "He started to grab at me", Colell told the paper. She relented when, at the next track meet, Long apologized in front of several coaches and administrators. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago. (more...)
Scottish Court Rules UK Can't Stop Brexit Case Going to ECJ - Lawyer Scottish Court Rules UK Can't Stop Brexit Case Going to ECJ - Lawyer
- November 11, 2018

The junior transport minister - and younger brother of former foreign minister Boris Johnson - issued a searing critique of May's Brexit deal on Friday when he unexpectedly quit, saying the country needed to pull back from the brink and have a second referendum on leaving the EU. (more...)
"Life goes on": Thousands mark WW1 Armistice in Australia, unbowed by attack
- November 11, 2018

He had been born in Somalia , and had come to Australia in the 1990s . The attacker was known to intelligence services. "The judgment made about this individual was that he was not in the planning stage of the attack", Dutton said from Brisbane on Sunday. (more...)
Boeing Jet Crash-Lands At Guyana Airport, 6 Injured: Minister Boeing Jet Crash-Lands At Guyana Airport, 6 Injured: Minister
- November 11, 2018

The aircraft returned to Cheddi Jagan, where it crash landed, eventually leaving the runway. The flight then made several "s-shapes and circles" in the sky, Bedessee said, in what he presumed was an effort to dump fuel. "Her medication is on the plane right now", said the husband. An emergency inflatable slide had been deployed from one of the front doors. There were 118 passengers, two children and eight crew on board the Fly Jamaica jet at the time of the accident, Minister of Public ... (more...)
50-Year-Old Woman Arrested Over Strawberry Contamination 50-Year-Old Woman Arrested Over Strawberry Contamination
- November 11, 2018

Queensland authorities described the arrest as the result of a " complex investigation ". At the time, a disgruntled ex-employee was thought have sabotaged a strawberry farm on the Sunshine Coast. Police said, following an extensive investigation, officers arrested a 50-year-old woman this afternoon. At the peak of the crisis, police were investigating more than 100 reports of tampered fruit nationally, most of which turned out to be fake. (more...)
The Royal Canadian Legion pays tribute with Bells for Peace The Royal Canadian Legion pays tribute with Bells for Peace
- November 11, 2018

That lit the fuse for a war that would rewrite the world order, spell an end to empires, and claim the lives of more than nine million soldiers. "That event will mark the commemoration of the end of the war". Some 4.7 million Americans stepped forward to serve in uniform during the war, two million of them were deployed overseas to fight, and 116,516 of them never made it home alive. (more...)
Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Deadly Melbourne Attack Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Deadly Melbourne Attack
- November 11, 2018

Instagram user nohsoohyun86 uploaded this shocking video of the incident. Two other men wounded in the attack are still being treated but are expected to make a recovery. "He's known to police mainly in respect to relatives that he has which certainly are persons of interest to us, and he's someone that accordingly is know to both Victorian police and the federal intelligence authorities". (more...)
Trump Trump "insulted" by Macron's proposal for European army
- November 11, 2018

In another snarky tweet , Trump minion SeNator Lindsey Graham said he would "like to remind President Macron that throughout his handsome country there are thousands of graves filled with American soldiers who gave their lives to help liberate France - not conquer France". (more...)
Hong Kong effectively blacklists senior British journalist Hong Kong effectively blacklists senior British journalist
- November 11, 2018

The government has given no explanation for the original refusal to extend his visa but it is widely believed the decision was linked to Mallet's chairing of a talk by a Hong Kong independence activist at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), where he is first vice president. (more...)
Fox says United Kingdom may not get a deal with the EU Fox says United Kingdom may not get a deal with the EU
- November 11, 2018

Jo Johnson has resigned as transport minister over Brexit, saying the deal being finalised "will be a bad mistake". The critique from Johnson underscores the travails that May faces in getting any Brexit divorce deal, which London and Brussels say is 95% done, approved by her own fractious party. (more...)
Flash floods in Jordan kill seven people Flash floods in Jordan kill seven people
- November 11, 2018

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, Petra draws hundreds of thousands of tourists a year to its rock-hewn treasury, temples and mausoleums. Saturday's reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, an ancient trading hub carved into rose-colored rock. (more...)
Man sentenced for smashing Trump's Hollywood star with ax | AP entertainment Man sentenced for smashing Trump's Hollywood star with ax | AP entertainment
- November 11, 2018

He has since changed his plea to "no contest", according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. Between then and now a deal was struck between Jackie Lacey's office and Clay's lawyers that will also see the now self-declared vandal pay the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce $9,404.46 for the fix of the Trump star and other restitution. (more...)
Jo Johnson Resigns And Backs Second Brexit Referendum
- November 11, 2018

It could be deployed in a bid to avoid a chaotic exit if no agreement can be reached or if a deal is voted down. Prime Minister Theresa May this week faced pressure from her Westminster allies in the Democratic Unionist Party not to allow a customs border to split Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom after Brexit . (more...)

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