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Former president Bush’s service dog takes watch over casket in touching photo
- December 03, 2018

The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout. Following the service, Bush's casket will return to Joint Base Andrews at 1:15 p.m. They were married for 73 years before Barbara's death in April. (more...)
Led coalition says it killed a senior Daesh leader in Syria Led coalition says it killed a senior Daesh leader in Syria
- December 03, 2018

It has virtually no fixed positions left in Iraq and is now defending a few pockets in desert areas of Syria, including the region where Sunday's strikes were carried out. Ryan said the coalition did not fire at any Syrian forces. Kassig was captured October 1, 2013, while delivering aid in Syria through a relief organization he founded. (more...)
Pope Francis 'worried' about homosexuality in the priesthood Pope Francis 'worried' about homosexuality in the priesthood
- December 03, 2018

In the book, the pope recounts an interview he had with missionary Fernando Prado, who asked him whether homosexuality was a problem, suggesting that it is not a big deal for priests to be homosexual since it is "just an expression of an affection". (more...)
MI6 chief warns rogue states: Don't underestimate us MI6 chief warns rogue states: Don't underestimate us
- December 03, 2018

The head of the MI6 foreign spy agency warned Russian Federation on Monday not to underestimate Britain's capabilities and determination to expose malign behaviour, ahead of a rare public speech. "I want to speak to young people who have never seen themselves in MI6". Moscow has denied all accusations, saying that the Skripal affair was falling apart due to the lack of evidence proving the purported Russian involvement. (more...)
World leaders race to deliver on climate deal at summit World leaders race to deliver on climate deal at summit
- December 03, 2018

The president would also use the occasion to accentuate Nigeria's willingness to work with global partners to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Africa and the world over. Four former leaders of United Nations talks, including Laurent Fabius of France, who led negotiations for the Paris agreement, issued a statement urging immediate action. (more...)
Angela Merkel uses 'cheat sheet' during meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison Angela Merkel uses 'cheat sheet' during meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison
- December 03, 2018

It's clear why Ms Merkel may have needed the help, as Mr Morrison is the third Australian prime minister to attend the G20 summit in just four years. At the Summit, Mr Morrison met with EU leaders and the heads of major European countries to garner support for the free-trade agreement with Europe. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wednesday in lavish India ceremony Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wednesday in lavish India ceremony
- December 03, 2018

The first wedding , held on Saturday, was a Christian ceremony described as being "western" in style, and was presided over by Jonas' dad, who is a pastor. From their roka ceremony in August to their wedding, Nick has embraced Indian traditions whole-heartedly. On Sunday, Chopra shared photos and a short video of the performances, which likely took place on Friday evening and went well into the next morning. (more...)
Gorbachev Hails Late George HW Bush's Role in Ending Cold War Gorbachev Hails Late George HW Bush's Role in Ending Cold War
- December 03, 2018

In this November 11, 2014, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush will be forever etched in the history of America and the world". "With sound judgement, common sense and unflappable leadership, president Bush guided our nation and the world to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War". (more...)
Buhari cloned - President finally addresses rumours on his ‘double’ Buhari cloned - President finally addresses rumours on his ‘double’
- December 03, 2018

It is real me... "I am still going strong", Buhari said. Meanwhile, President Buhari on Sunday, December 2, finally reacted to insinuations that he may have been cloned and that he is not the actual person in Aso Rock as the nation's leader. (more...)
United Kingdom to scrap European Union defence satellites for homegrown scheme, Prime Minister confirms United Kingdom to scrap European Union defence satellites for homegrown scheme, Prime Minister confirms
- December 03, 2018

Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said it's " inevitable " that Labour will bring a motion of no-confidence in the government if Parliament rejects the Brexit agreement. Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the deal to playing soccer against opponents who "are the referee and they make the rules as well". (more...)
Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49 Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49
- December 03, 2018

A bodycam video of a deadly wildfire hitting California's town of Paradise has been published on YouTube . "It rained really hard in a short amount of time and this whole thing came up really quickly", Carhart said, explaining that "the roots and the bottoms of the utility poles are just kind of swimming", according to The Associated Press. (more...)
Police hunting couple who lost engagement ring in Times Square Police hunting couple who lost engagement ring in Times Square
- December 03, 2018

Not to take them downtown, but to bring them the ring they say officers fished out of the grate and cleaned up. Police in NY are looking for a couple who got engaged in Times Square on Friday (November 30) but lost the ring right after the man popped the question. (more...)
Spain reels as far-Right Vox party storms into Andalucian parliament Spain reels as far-Right Vox party storms into Andalucian parliament
- December 03, 2018

It was the first time the nationalist surge that has swept much of Europe had reached Spain, long seen as immune because many still remember the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco . The PP is expected to win 26 seats, the centre-right Ciudadanos 21 seats, and Spain's far-left Podemos party 17 seats. The vote was the first electoral test for Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez , who came to power without an election in June after parliament ousted the conservatives over a ... (more...)
Pope Francis expresses worry about homosexuality in priesthood Pope Francis expresses worry about homosexuality in priesthood
- December 03, 2018

While he has previously spoken of the need for better screening of candidates for the religious life, his comments suggesting that priests who can not keep their vows of celibacy should leave are some of his clearest to date. In 2013, Pope Francis reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's position that homosexual acts were sinful, but homosexual orientation was not. Australia's child abuse royal commission called on the church to consider voluntary celibacy for diocesan clergy, despite ... (more...)
Donald Trump 'likes' Kim Jong-un, Moon says Donald Trump 'likes' Kim Jong-un, Moon says
- December 03, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the G20. A second Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting, originally expected to take place before the end of 2018, could now be less than two months away. As officials work to arrange a second meeting between Trump and Kim, South Korea's Moon Jae-in relayed a message to reporters given to him by the USA president to pass on to the North's leader. (more...)
Visegrad States to further support Ukraine in countering Russian aggression Visegrad States to further support Ukraine in countering Russian aggression
- December 03, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian sailors who have been taken prisoner. Ukraine had stepped up security at critical infrastructure sites, including at nuclear and hydroelectric power plants, chemical factories and at ports on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Poroshenko said. (more...)
India will host G20 summit in 2022, says PM Narendra Modi India will host G20 summit in 2022, says PM Narendra Modi
- December 03, 2018

He was 94. By Seema Hakhu Kachru. Asserting that their Wuhan informal meeting was a milestone in the Sino-India ties, Mr. Modi told Mr. Xi that he was looking forward to host him for an informal summit next year. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, "Prime Minister Modi extended South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa invitation to be chief guest for India's Republic Day in 2019 & Ramaphosa accepted". (more...)
Chris Watts seen confessing to wife's murder in newly released video Chris Watts seen confessing to wife's murder in newly released video
- December 03, 2018

McMahon then said that when the two got physical, Watts was really "rough" and "aggressive", adding that she had to physically shove Watts off of her at one point. Upon returning upstairs, he said he found his wife, Shanann, smothering their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste . Prosecutors said Watts killed his family because of an affair he was having with a co-worker, Nichol Kessinger. (more...)
FAA says 3 people believed on board crashed jet in southern Indiana FAA says 3 people believed on board crashed jet in southern Indiana
- December 03, 2018

Noel said the Clark County Sheriff's Office plans to hand the investigation over to Indiana State Police and the NTSB. The Clark County Airport located in Sellersburg, IN, confirmed a flight left their airport at 11:24 am, enroute to Chicago, IL, with allegedly three people aboard the flight, (including the pilot). (more...)
Gracemere safe but other towns threatened as fires ravage Qld Gracemere safe but other towns threatened as fires ravage Qld
- December 03, 2018

The fire may pose a threat to all lives directly in its path". An evacuation centre has been set up at the Raglan Tavern. "There was a brief moment we faced a diabolical fire with Gracemere absolutely at risk and even Rockhampton in its firing line", she said this morning. (more...)
Does Mohammed bin Salman care about new Khashoggi revelations? l In Does Mohammed bin Salman care about new Khashoggi revelations? l In
- December 03, 2018

Khashoggi was killed in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which he entered to get the necessary paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée. He underlined that neither the Islamic world nor the worldwide community would be satisfied until the revealing of all those responsible for the killing. (more...)
Former Trump lawyer Cohen asks for no prison time Former Trump lawyer Cohen asks for no prison time
- December 02, 2018

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr Trump has now himself provided written testimony to Mr Mueller and it is now sure to be cross-referenced with Cohen's latest admission. He could have fought the government and continued to hold to the party line, positioning himself perhaps for a pardon or clemency. But more notable than that were the allegations it leveled against the president. (more...)
These giant USA companies could suffer if China trade talks go south These giant USA companies could suffer if China trade talks go south
- December 02, 2018

Kudlow declined to comment on whether China had made offers of concessions. Trump said that the new tariffs would "maybe" apply to iPhones and laptops imported from China. European Council President Donald Tusk urged G-20 leaders to discuss " trade wars , the tragic situation in Syria and Yemen and Russian aggression in Ukraine". (more...)
Comey now says he will comply with congressional subpoena Comey now says he will comply with congressional subpoena
- December 02, 2018

Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee pledged to provide Comey with a full transcript within 24 hours of his testimony, and he will be permitted to "make any or all of that transcript public", Comey's lawyer David Kelley told Reuters in a statement. (more...)
Egypt arrests Brit for filming helicopter Egypt arrests Brit for filming helicopter
- December 02, 2018

Muhammed was arrested and now faces charges of collecting intelligence on the Egyptian army. Mr Abdul-Kasem, who was due to return to the United Kingdom next year to finish his A-levels, moved to Libya two years with his family to support an elderly relative. (more...)

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