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Michelle Obama Begins Her Book Tour With a Talk With Oprah Michelle Obama Begins Her Book Tour With a Talk With Oprah
- November 15, 2018

In her new memoir "Becoming" , Obama wrote about struggling to smile during the inauguration. Mrs Obama also attacked President Donald Trump for being a "misogynist" and putting her family's safety at risk by "stirring up the wingnuts and kooks". (more...)
Destroying Yemen's Hodeida port would be 'catastrophic — United Nations chief Destroying Yemen's Hodeida port would be 'catastrophic — United Nations chief
- November 15, 2018

Gargash said the pro-government coalition would "urge all parties to take advantage of window of opportunity to restart the political process" at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday. Residents in Hodeida say they had feared a siege on the city, home to some 600,000 people, with only one major exit route in still open to traffic, on the northern edge. (more...)
Russia Bars Opposition Leader Navalny From Leaving Country Russia Bars Opposition Leader Navalny From Leaving Country
- November 15, 2018

Navalny was trying to fly to Frankfurt en route to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg where judges are due to rule whether his numerous detentions by police in Russian Federation have been politically motivated or not. It was unclear how long the ban remained in force. He was eventually given a travel document and allowed to leave the country in May past year to seek treatment in Spain for damage to his eye after an assailant threw green dye in his face in Moscow . (more...)
Rouhani: US will be defeated after 'wrong path' with sanctions Rouhani: US will be defeated after 'wrong path' with sanctions
- November 15, 2018

He also noted that the American pressure campaign will definitely fail as Iranian government institutions have been "firmly standing up against the USA". "It's clear for everyone that the incorrect and cruel sanctions of America will harm the dear and honourable people of our country". Under Mr Trump's latest barrage of measures, companies trading with Iran would be banned from doing business in the US. (more...)
President Trump Claims Voters Change Clothes to Cast Multiple Votes
- November 15, 2018

Trump, 72, came of age in the era before the advent of credit cards, when it was common to write bank checks in grocery stores. "Sometimes they go to their vehicle, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again". Clearly people aren't buying Trump's latest idea of illegal voting. In Florida, officials "request" IDs but don't insist on them, according to NCSL. (more...)
Facebook fired Oculus co-founder for supporting Trump Report Facebook fired Oculus co-founder for supporting Trump Report
- November 15, 2018

Yet the evidence clearly supports the very different take of another ex-employee, a former senior engineer: Facebook has a "political monoculture that's intolerant of different views". In a statement to FOX Business, a Facebook spokesperson said, " All details associated with specific personnel matters are kept strictly confidential ". (more...)
RRRC: Voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas to begin at 2pm RRRC: Voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas to begin at 2pm
- November 15, 2018

Following the meeting, representatives announced that they had a "very concrete plan" to begin repatriations in mid-November, with the first round to include 2,260 Rohingya from 485 families. "This is the third time they are going back, the same thing will happen. How can we go there?" The biggest fear for the Rohingya is that they would be living among the Buddhist mobs accused of burning their villages and would be protected by the same army troops who are accused of committing genocidal ... (more...)
Pak Pak "Mainstreaming" 26/11 Terrorists Threat To All: PM Modi To Mike Pence
- November 15, 2018

The discussions touched upon bilateral relations as well as regional and global issues. In a statement, Pence's office said he encouraged "free, fair, and reciprocal trade with India ". We have begun importing oil and gas from the USA worth about $4 billion this year. "More than a billion biometric identities, more than a billion bank accounts and more than a billion cell phones give India by far the biggest public infrastructure in the world", he said. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron calls on Donald Trump to respect old United States allies
- November 15, 2018

Trump was reportedly unhappy at what he took to be criticism of him by French President Emmanuel Macron, who denounced rising nationalism and called it a "betrayal of patriotism". Trump's tweet Tuesday that said "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!" revived French national pride on social media. Trump personally criticised Macron on Twitter. (more...)
Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge
- November 15, 2018

Avenatti gained fame for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels , who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006. According to the celebrity website TMZ , Avenatti was allegedly involved in a dispute with an unidentified woman on Tuesday and was arrested on Wednesday following a second confrontation. (more...)
'Sultan of Coins' Executed in Iran 'Sultan of Coins' Executed in Iran
- November 15, 2018

The courts have handed out at least seven death sentences since they were set up and some of the trials have been broadcast live on television. The UN, Western countries, and global human rights groups have expressed concerns about the rising number of executions and reported torture incidences in Iran for a variety of alleged offenses, including issues related to religious freedom, women's rights, and economic protests. (more...)
U.S. military could lose war against China: American Congress` appointed commission U.S. military could lose war against China: American Congress` appointed commission
- November 14, 2018

A new report published Wednesday by the National Defense Strategy Commission found the might of the USA military is slipping as China and Russian Federation continue to seek dominance in their regions and globally. "Classifying this information, we think, complicates the debate without adding a lot of value". This includes lifting budget caps on defence spendings and allocate proper resources and in the right measure. (more...)
Freaky new Bunnings snag rule introduced due to health & safety concerns Freaky new Bunnings snag rule introduced due to health & safety concerns
- November 14, 2018

In a statement, she said the suggestion is provided to community groups within fundraising sausage sizzle welcome packs. Bunnings run thousands of sausage sizzle events at each of its stores every weekend. Have you slipped on an onion before? "I don't know about you but I've had a few phone calls", she told Mr Morrison during a meeting in Singapore on Wednesday. (more...)
Tsipras holds talks with Sisi and Medvedev in Palermo Tsipras holds talks with Sisi and Medvedev in Palermo
- November 14, 2018

The Palermo conference aims to bring these various Libyan factions to the table to find a solution to the now seven-year-old civil war and push for elections to be held. Libya plunged into chaos after the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi, and it is now governed by rival administrations in the east and west with both relying on the support of militias. (more...)
Dallas Woman Left in Coma After Botched Nose Job Procedure in Mexico Dallas Woman Left in Coma After Botched Nose Job Procedure in Mexico
- November 14, 2018

But that attempt to put her to sleep went terribly wrong, with fiance Enrique Cruz explaining: 'They injected anesthesia in her spine at the clinic and instead of flowing down her body, it went into her brain which caused severe swelling'. (more...)
USA in China trade talks again, demands 'change of posture' USA in China trade talks again, demands 'change of posture'
- November 14, 2018

We are at $250 billion [in tariffs] now; we can more than double that", the vice president warned. Mr Pence told the Washington Post: " I think much of that will depend on Argentina , ". The United States has consistently sought concessions from China on intellectual property and technology, as well as tariffs on imports of US goods. He has often pointed to alleged currency manipulation, arguing that Beijing's policies hurt the US financially. (more...)
Immigrant Caravan Marches Towards Central Mexican City Of Irapuato Immigrant Caravan Marches Towards Central Mexican City Of Irapuato
- November 14, 2018

Ninety percent of the remaining migrants will depart the stadium early Saturday on their long trek to Tijuana, first taking the subway to the northern exit from Mexico's capital, according to Nashieli Ramirez, director of Mexico's Human Rights Commission. (more...)
Suspect in deadly Kansas hoax 911 call enters plea agreement Suspect in deadly Kansas hoax 911 call enters plea agreement
- November 14, 2018

Swatting is a way to harass or threaten someone by calling in a false threat to law enforcement, and, when successful, it usually results in a police SWAT team showing up needlessly at its victim's house. Image: Tyler Barriss admitted 51 charges. The incident began with Shane Gaskill , 19, of Wichita and Casey Viner , 18, of North College Hill, Ohio, getting into an argument over the online first-person shooting game, according to prosecutors. (more...)
Death toll climbs to 31 in California's deadliest wildfires Death toll climbs to 31 in California's deadliest wildfires
- November 14, 2018

PG&E was deemed responsible for wildfires in 2017 that ravaged wine country north of the San Francisco Bay area and killed 46 people, and this week's fires create new uncertainties for investors in California's utilities. Rice said in a statement . Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concern about a possible rising death toll, as gusty, dry winds spurred the spreading flames. (more...)
Judge extends Palm Beach county recount submission deadline to November 20th Judge extends Palm Beach county recount submission deadline to November 20th
- November 14, 2018

Ballots, however, are counted by local election officials. The department has flown in mechanics to fix the machines. Broward Chief Circuit Judge Jack Tuter held an emergency hearing Monday on a request by Scott's lawyers that deputies be put in charge of ballots and voting machines that aren't being used until the recount is over. (more...)
Coppinger holds up thong in Dáil over rape trial remark Coppinger holds up thong in Dáil over rape trial remark
- November 14, 2018

In her closing argument to the jury, the defendant's lawyer, Elizabeth O'Connell, told jurors they should have regard for the fact that the teenage girl was wearing lacy underwear, according to the Irish Examiner . Coppinger was putting questions to the Taoiseach on how Irish courts approach sexual assault cases, and whether certain prosecutorial practices are appropriate. (more...)
Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap
- November 14, 2018

We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. "Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized", Wallace said. "Reporters have a responsibility not to make the story about them", she told "Faith Nation" host Jenna Browder. "I think this suit is more of a p.r. (more...)
‘Defending the Indefensible’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Slams Suu Kyi over Rohingya Crisis ‘Defending the Indefensible’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Slams Suu Kyi over Rohingya Crisis
- November 14, 2018

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi , left, discussed the case of two imprisoned Reuters reporters with Vice President Mike Pence , right, in Singapore on Wednesday. Bachelet's office said it continues to receive reports of rights violations in Rakhine state, "which include allegations of killings, disappearances and arbitrary arrests". (more...)
California wildfires leave several dead, force thousands to flee California wildfires leave several dead, force thousands to flee
- November 14, 2018

Butte County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Megan McMann said Friday she did not have details on the circumstances of the death. There are still 35 people missing. "There's not going to be any relief in this firefight", he said. Some were inside cars and others were near or inside homes. For the latest updates about these and other California blazes, go to Cal Fire's "Incidents" page . (more...)
Monica Lewinsky shares emotional toll of Clinton affair in raw interview Monica Lewinsky shares emotional toll of Clinton affair in raw interview
- November 14, 2018

Lewinsky testified that between November 1995 and March 1997, she had nine sexual encounters in the Oval Office with Clinton, which included fellatio and other sexual acts, but not sexual intercourse. She described everything, from the time her crush on Clinton began to exposing her thong underwear to get the president's attention. "As it so often does, power throws a protective cape around the shoulders of the man, and he dictates the spin by denigrating the less powerful woman". (more...)

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