World Media


Russian legislators approve bill targeting foreign media Russian legislators approve bill targeting foreign media
- November 15, 2017

Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register worldwide media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the US made to a Russian TV channel. After acquiring this status, these media outlets will be subject to the restrictions and responsibilities, which are now envisaged for non-governmental organizations designated as foreign agents. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson to meet husband Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson to meet husband
- November 15, 2017

Mr Johnson returned from Brussels to answer an urgent question on the case in the House of Commons, amid continuing concern that his suggestion to a parliamentary committee that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training journalists in Iran has exposed her to the threat of the doubling of her five-year jail sentence. (more...)
3 dead after shooting in Northern California elementary school 3 dead after shooting in Northern California elementary school
- November 15, 2017

One student was shot at the school and taken to a hospital. But police said Tuesday's incident spanned multiple shooting scenes involving multiple victims, and that three deaths, including the shooter , stemmed from the shootings. Flint says he had been shooting "hundreds of rounds" from large magazines. When asked how he was feeling, he replied: "I just feel like maybe there should've been more effort put into potentially stopping things like this". (more...)
Congress MLAs favour diluting medical bill; health minister threatens to quit Congress MLAs favour diluting medical bill; health minister threatens to quit
- November 15, 2017

After talks between representatives of the Karnataka chapter of the Indian Medical Association and Siddaramaiah failed on Monday, the agitating doctors threatened to continue their protest in Belagavi and also launch an indefinite strike if stringent clauses are not dropped. (more...)
Boeing, flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes Boeing, flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes
- November 15, 2017

The deal, which was inked at the Dubai Airshow, is for 225 737 Max planes with a list price value of $27bn. Flydubai has committed to buy 175 MAX airplanes and purchased rights for 50 additional MAXs, the biggest purchase to Boeing to date, it was announced Wednesday. (more...)
Hannity: I'm Giving Away 500 Keurigs To Fans Who Want 'Apolitical Joe' Hannity: I'm Giving Away 500 Keurigs To Fans Who Want 'Apolitical Joe'
- November 15, 2017

Keurig's decision has sparked a weird feud with Hannity's fans, who have posted videos of themselves online destroying their Keurig machines. A decision by Keurig to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host destroying the company's coffee makers. (more...)
Gujarat Elections 2017: Election Commission Bars BJP From Using 'Pappu' In Ads Gujarat Elections 2017: Election Commission Bars BJP From Using 'Pappu' In Ads
- November 15, 2017

Sambit Patra was quoted as saying, "The EC has made this word Pappu official and made it synonymous with Rahul Gandhi ". Earlier this year, a Congress dissident was caught using the name, which loosely translates to "fool or simpleton". But the Commission's reply was the same. However, they raised an objection to the word "Pappu", saying it is derogatory. "Before making any election-related advertisement, we have to submit a script to the committee to get a certificate". (more...)
Jeff Sessions States That Obama-Era Cannabis Policy Will Remain In Effect Jeff Sessions States That Obama-Era Cannabis Policy Will Remain In Effect
- November 15, 2017

The lawsuit was filed in July 2017 in the Southern District of NY where the legal text for the case said that it "stands to benefit tens of millions of Americans who require, but are unable to safely obtain, Cannabis for the treatment of their illnesses, diseases and medical conditions, the successful treatment of which is dependent upon its curative properties." Bortell's lawsuit is not only against Sessions and the Justice Department, but also against the Drug Enforcement Agency ". (more...)
Nawaz accuses courts of 'double standard' as corruption trial begins Nawaz accuses courts of 'double standard' as corruption trial begins
- November 15, 2017

Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Muhammad Safdar left the court hours before the judge announced the verdict. Nawaz Sharif stated that he has to look after his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz in London; therefore, he should be granted the leniency for one week. (more...)
Military vehicles block road outside Zimbabwe parliament Military vehicles block road outside Zimbabwe parliament
- November 15, 2017

A Harare resident told AFP that gunfire erupted near President Robert Mugabe's private residence in Borrowdale in Harare in the early hours of Wednesday. "We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in", said the General. (more...)
Saudi alliance bombs Sanaa airport, blocking aid access Saudi alliance bombs Sanaa airport, blocking aid access
- November 15, 2017

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the reopening of the ports was for the "safe transfer of humanitarian actors and humanitarian and commercial shipments" into Yemen . Saudi Arabia and the USA have accused Iran of supplying the ballistic missile used in that attack. Sammad said that with the blockade, the coalition "shut down all doors for peace and dialogue". (more...)
Testimony: Fox Sports involved in soccer bribes
- November 15, 2017

The three soccer officials on trial in Brooklyn are Juan Angel Napout, former president of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL and Paraguay's soccer federation; Manuel Burga, former president of Peru's soccer federation; and Jose Maria Marin, former president of Brazil's soccer federation. (more...)
Brad Paisley adds tour date in Moline Brad Paisley adds tour date in Moline
- November 15, 2017

Last year, Paisley performed at a concert outside Memorial Stadium. Paisley's 27-date tour kicks off January 25 in Los Angeles at Staples Center. Special guests will be Broken Bow Records Platinum-selling artist Dustin Lynch, RED BOW Records hit-maker Chase Bryant and fast-rising star and multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Ell. (more...)
DeFuniak Springs Police host security forum for churches DeFuniak Springs Police host security forum for churches
- November 15, 2017

Several others who had been injured were still being treated after the shooting occurred. "This is really an act for us against evil, to say we're gonna fight evil with good", Pastor Paredes said. "Combine that with fairly free access to guns and you end up with a deadly cocktail", said Nelson. "I want everyone that walks in there to know that the people who died lived for their Lord and Savior", Pomeroy said according to CNN. (more...)
N. Korean soldier who defected used a vehicle to escape N. Korean soldier who defected used a vehicle to escape
- November 15, 2017

A doctor treating the soldier - who was airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery - said he had been shot half-a-dozen times and sustained a serious stomach injury. The 58-year-old American, identified as only as "A" and reportedly from the USA state of Louisiana, was arrested by South Korean police at midnight on Monday (9.55am local time) after he crossed over the Civilian Control Line (CCL) near the North Korean border. (more...)
South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake
- November 15, 2017

Further details are awaited. South Korean officials are assessing the situation. South Korea has relatively little seismic activity, compared with Japan to the east. People evacuated buildings near the epicenter as soon as the felt tremors. Pohang is some 35km from the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant, which has six operational reactors. (more...)
Same-Sex bill could override anti-discrimination laws Same-Sex bill could override anti-discrimination laws
- November 15, 2017

The debate will continue the week of 27 November, with amendments reserved for that week. "The consensus position was the position that the Greens would support", he said, saying senators should "think very very carefully about entrenching discrimination to support your colleagues rather than this bill". (more...)
India Summit: Modi calls for efforts to uproot terrorism India Summit: Modi calls for efforts to uproot terrorism
- November 15, 2017

Apart from that, he said other dialogue partners such as India and Australia also wanted to hold their own summits with ASEAN countries in January and April next year. "The befitting theme of "Shared Values, Common Destiny" for our 25th anniversary celebrations has been jointly celebrated". He said the proposal was made during the ASEAN Plus Three Summit here today, attended by ASEAN leaders , South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Chinese Prime Minister Le Keqiang and Japanese Prime ... (more...)
Trump has shown some 'flexibility' on North Korea, says former United Nations secretary Trump has shown some 'flexibility' on North Korea, says former United Nations secretary
- November 15, 2017

However, he offered no details on the coming announcement. President Donald Trump is ignoring questions about human rights abuses as he meets with the president of the Philippines , Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay), on the sidelines of an global summit in Manila. (more...)
Notable Stock in Focus: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) Notable Stock in Focus: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
- November 15, 2017

The stock rose 0.03% or $0.01 reaching $34.05. About 11.01 million shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. NASDAQ has an Earning Per Share for the upcoming year at -9.80%. According to today's trading volume Cisco Systems, Inc.is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. (more...)
Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis
- November 15, 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh have already agreed on a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and take steps to boost border security. On Monday, Suu Kyi said at the summit with her Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) counterparts that she was willing to receive global aid for the Rohingya and is prepared to begin the process of repatriation of the over 614,000 members of the minority group who have fled to Bangladesh after violence erupted late August in Rakhine state. (more...)
25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident 25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident
- November 15, 2017

The Straits Times understands that the incident has to do with a malfunction of the new signalling system. The Joo Koon station is on the East-West Line, popularly referred to as the Green line, and has 35 stations between the Tuas Link and Changi Airport. (more...)
Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media Roy Moore, who allegedly pursued teens, blames media
- November 15, 2017

Why do you think they're giving me this trouble? "I want to talk about where this country is going and if we don't come back to God, we're not going anywhere". Over a four-day period from November 9 to November 13, ABC, CBS and NBC dedicated 79 minutes and 42 seconds of morning and evening newscasts to covering the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore from the 1970s. (more...)
Sessions Throws Cold Water On GOP Fever To Appoint New Special Counsel Sessions Throws Cold Water On GOP Fever To Appoint New Special Counsel
- November 15, 2017

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee pressed Mr. Sessions to explain whether he was pressured to restart investigations targeting President Trump's former democratic rival. "Why was FusionGPS co-founder Glenn Simpson meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her meeting with Donald Trump , Jr.?" "Why is the Federal Bureau of Investigation so reluctant to tell Congress and the American people if the dossier was the basis for a FISA court order permitting ... (more...)
Detained UCLA basketball players heading home from China Detained UCLA basketball players heading home from China
- November 15, 2017

A person with knowledge of the investigation told ESPN the three players could be in Hangzhou for a week or two. Scott thanked US President Donald Trump , the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called " the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China ". (more...)

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