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Philippine news site that criticized Duterte faces tax evasion charge Philippine news site that criticized Duterte faces tax evasion charge
- November 12, 2018

In a resolution penned by Assistant Prosecutor Zenamar Machacon Caparros released on Friday, those held liable for violation of the National Internal Revenue Code are RHC, its corporate president Maria Ressa , and accountant Noel Baladiang. (more...)
Germany's Angela Merkel pleads for world peace at Paris forum Germany's Angela Merkel pleads for world peace at Paris forum
- November 12, 2018

French-born Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma played a Sarabande from Bach's 5th cello suite and schoolchildren read accounts of soldiers from eight countries who served in the war, in their native language. Mr Trump fired back on Twitter , moments after landing in Paris , describing the comment as "insulting". Trump called off a a trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial on Saturday after a bad weather call grounded Marine One. (more...)
Cindy Hyde-Smith’s ‘public hanging’ joke draws Twitter backlash, response from Espy Cindy Hyde-Smith’s ‘public hanging’ joke draws Twitter backlash, response from Espy
- November 12, 2018

A cattle rancher had introduced the lawmaker to the group, who all gathered in Tupelo, Miss. on November 2, according to The Associated Press. "In a comment on November 2, I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement", she said in the statement. (more...)
White House says Trump motorcade to WWI cemetery would have disrupted traffic White House says Trump motorcade to WWI cemetery would have disrupted traffic
- November 12, 2018

Standing in a steady rain without an umbrella Sunday, Trump referred in his speech to Belleau Wood, and the U.S. Marines who "fought through hell to turn the tide of the war". And we really appreciate you being here'. It's a priority for Mr. Trump and an area where the two men agree. Criticism of the president of the United States has intensified since, with British MPs joining the clamour . (more...)
Queen Elizabeth Launches British Commemorations 100 Years After WW1 Queen Elizabeth Launches British Commemorations 100 Years After WW1
- November 12, 2018

He was previously unable to attend in 1956, 1964, 1968 and 1999, a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said. She observed the service from a nearby balcony alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall. Also paying their respects were the prime minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and a string of former PMs including Tony Blair and John Major. (more...)
One dead, two injured in stabbing rampage in Melbourne One dead, two injured in stabbing rampage in Melbourne
- November 12, 2018

The man drove a pickup truck loaded with gas bottles into the bustling city centre, set the vehicle on fire and then started attacking passers-by with a knife, police said. One of the victims also died and the two others were hospitalized. Police said they were "not looking for anyone further at this early stage". Sunday is also Remembrance Day, when memorial ceremonies for the First World War are held. (more...)
Wildfires Rage in California, Trump Blames 'Forest Mismanagement' Wildfires Rage in California, Trump Blames 'Forest Mismanagement'
- November 12, 2018

The Woolsey Fire, which erupted Thursday afternoon in Woolsey Canyon east of Simi Valley, almost doubled to around 70,000 acres with no containment, Cal Fire said Saturday morning. Another set of photos taken by NASA's Terra satellite on Saturday show a full view of California as giant plumes of smoke and ash billow out from the fire-ridden areas and drift for hundreds of miles over the Pacific Ocean, carried by the same winds fueling the fires. (more...)
Palestinians, Hamas commander killed by Israeli army in southern Gaza Strip Palestinians, Hamas commander killed by Israeli army in southern Gaza Strip
- November 12, 2018

Col. M., was killed during an operational activity in the Gaza strip". The immediate impact of the Qatar payment was for Hamas to ease border protests on Friday. "And I know how to bear the price". Israel says it is defending its border, but its army has come under global criticism because of the large number of unarmed protesters who have been shot. (more...)
Armistice Day: Trump weather no-show gains more criticism
- November 12, 2018

On Sunday, he braved the continuing wet weather to remember those who braved "rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar" fire in pursuit of a "great, great victory". US President Donald Trump's umbrella is turned inside out by a gust of wind while stepping off Air Force One during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2018. (more...)
Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him
- November 12, 2018

But President Trump emphasised again that he did not know Mr Whitaker. We're filing FOIAs demanding answers about Sessions' replacement. Mr Trump asked for Jeff Sessions's resignation and then replaced him with Mr Whitaker, his chief of staff. (more...)
One dead in Melbourne knife rampage 'terror attack' One dead in Melbourne knife rampage 'terror attack'
- November 12, 2018

Police shot him at the scene and he died in hospital on Friday night. The cylinders did not explode and the fire was put out in 10 minutes, at which point the attack was over, though not before one man was fatally stabbed. We'll keep an open mind as to whether there's any link. 'The exact circumstances are yet to be determined at this stage. One was understood to be in critical condition. (more...)
Donations flow in for Melbourne attack's 'Trolley Man' Donations flow in for Melbourne attack's 'Trolley Man'
- November 12, 2018

Shire Ali had his passport cancelled by federal authorities in 2015 amid concerns the Somali-born man would try to go to Syria to fight for Islamic State . The vehicle burst into flames. There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. (more...)
Northern California's Paradise 'Destroyed' as More Wildfires Rage Northern California's Paradise 'Destroyed' as More Wildfires Rage
- November 12, 2018

Fire officials said strong Santa Ana winds continued to fuel the Woolsey Fire overnight, doubling its size to almost 3,248 hectares. It is not yet clear if the deaths were a result of the fire, though reports indicated that the bodies had been burned. (more...)
Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Gunman Shot Himself Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Gunman Shot Himself
- November 12, 2018

The official, speaking anonymously to Associated Press, said Long had posted on social media about whether people would believe he was sane - but would not give any more details on what he wrote. Another neighbour described frequent, aggressive shouting between Long and his mother, especially over the previous year. About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an bad argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property. (more...)
United Kingdom minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit United Kingdom minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit
- November 12, 2018

The plan emerged after Jo Johnson, a transport minister, resigned from the government over Brexit and vowed to vote against Mrs May's deal in the Commons . She added: "If we don't have a general election, which we think we should have, then yes of course all the options remain on the table and we would campaign for there to be a People's Vote but, you know, there are several stages before we get there". (more...)
Trump hails America's 'great warriors' in WWI cemetery visit
- November 12, 2018

That was the case for Trump, who rather than visit the battlefield, opted instead to send Chief of Staff General John Kelly and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford in his stead, citing "scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather ". (more...)
World leaders gather in Paris a century after WWI armistice
- November 12, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May did not attend, remaining in London to preside over a war remembrance there, though she had visited France last week to lay wreaths at military cemeteries and meet with Macron. But Mr. Trump, a leader who has proudly declared himself a "nationalist" and advocated an "America First" approach, stood out at a memorial ceremony that focused on worldwide cooperation. (more...)
Hamas Commanders, 6 civilians killed by Israeli forces in Khan Yunis
- November 12, 2018

Six other Palestinians were also wounded in the assault. A senior official with Hamas, the group administering the Gaza Strip, said on Sunday that an Israeli special forces team infiltrated an area near the southern city of Khan Younis in a civilian vehicle. (more...)
Democrats Demand Whitaker Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe Democrats Demand Whitaker Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe
- November 12, 2018

The reality, I think, is that Mueller is finally about ready to wrap up his investigation of the core issues he's been interested in - alleged collusion and alleged obstruction of justice. They also asked him to allow Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to continue supervising Mueller's investigation without interference from Whitaker. (more...)
Air India pilot fails alcohol test Air India pilot fails alcohol test
- November 12, 2018

The breathalyzer test showed that Captain Kathpalia's blood alcohol level was above permissible levels. Air India Sunday grounded its Director (Operations) Captain A K Kathpalia after he allegedly failed a pre-flight alcohol test, PTI reported on Sunday. (more...)
Northern Irish Kingmakers Tell PM May: Don't Betray the UK Northern Irish Kingmakers Tell PM May: Don't Betray the UK
- November 12, 2018

Cabinet divisions were starkly exposed when Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom insisted Britain "cannot be held against its will" in a backstop customs arrangement with the European Union aimed at avoiding a hard border for Northern Ireland . Sammy Wilson, the representative of the party for Brexit, said: "From this letter it is clear that the government has decided on a plan reverse for Northern Ireland". (more...)
Royal Family commemorates First World War armistice anniversary
- November 12, 2018

Karwai Tang via Getty Images Elke Budenbender and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex . Kate Middleton will also be joining the Queen , Prince Charles, and Bowles in the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "As many members of her family lay wreaths at the cenotaph , Camilla would be in a ideal position to stand with the Queen so she doesn't appear as a lone figure if the 97-year-old Duke does not attend", he added. (more...)
Egyptian president talks Abbas into Israeli-Hamas ceasefire Egyptian president talks Abbas into Israeli-Hamas ceasefire
- November 12, 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has persuaded Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to a ceasefire understanding between Israel and Hamas, which the Egyptian intelligence has worked for months to achieve, according to a report in the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat. (more...)
Family of Bourke Street killer breaks silence
- November 12, 2018

The death of 74-year-old Mr Malaspina prompted an outpouring of grief from Melburnians, many of whom had fond memories of a coffee or a plate of pasta at the Italian cafe on Bourke Street , which Mr Malaspina had co-owned since 1974. In a hand-written note, Shire Ali's family claimed he was "delusional" prior to the attack in the Melbourne CBD. "Hasan suffered from mental illness for years and refused help", the letter read. (more...)
Dead, 150,000 evacuated as new wildfires hit California
- November 12, 2018

One of the fires has affected the coastal town of Malibu, home to many Hollywood celebrities, as well as the city of Thousand Oaks, where a former US Marine killed 12 people at a bar on Wednesday night before taking his own life. 8, 2018. Forecasts predict continued windy and dry conditions through the weekend, particularly in the northern part of the state, paired with low humidity, a lack of precipitation, and dry vegetation, which are expected to make fire danger worse in some of ... (more...)

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