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Voter support of marijuana reaches new high
- November 13, 2016

MA voted for recreational pot, extending legalise use from coast to coast, while ME also backed its full recreational use , sale, and consumption. Recently, Trump supported state's rights to choose how to legislate medical marijuana , but has not expressly called for legalization, said Herzberg. (more...)
Iraq Troops Pause in Advance on Mosul Iraq Troops Pause in Advance on Mosul
- November 12, 2016

Many have fled to such camps and other communities in neighbouring provinces. The killings occurred at various Iraqi police checkpoints near al-Qayyara, the Iraqi town south of Mosul that has been the main hub for USA personnel supporting Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting to push Islamic State from the city, according to Amnesty International. (more...)
Three more states approve recreational marijuana in the US
- November 12, 2016

The final results of the referendum were tabulated on Thursday. By approving I-182 yesterday voters repealed a law that prohibited doctors from treating more than three patients with marijuana. The state has a year to work out how to regulate this new marijuana beast. A Gallup poll that has been sent out last October revealed that 60 percent of the respondents say that marijuana should be legalized. (more...)
Trump hails Israel as 'beacon of hope'
- November 12, 2016

Indicating that Trump will take a hands-off approach to the region, Greenblatt said: "He is not going to impose any solution on Israel, he thinks that the peace has to come from the parties themselves". "Israel and America share so numerous same values, such as freedom of speech, freedom of worship and the importance of creating opportunities for all citizens to pursue their dreams", Trump was quoted as saying. (more...)
Michelle Obama Appears On Her Third *Vogue* Cover Michelle Obama Appears On Her Third *Vogue* Cover
- November 12, 2016

During these dinners, there's been a spotlight on what Michelle Obama is wearing and it becomes a huge deal in the fashion industry. When pressed, she explains that Michelle is so likable because she's not a politician and never will be. "I could have spent eight years doing anything , and at some level, it would have been fine", Michelle says, reflecting on her time as a First Lady. (more...)
South Korea president's approval rating remains at all-time low: Gallup
- November 12, 2016

During the presidential campaign, he repeatedly said South Korea doesn't pay enough for its own defense and the presence of US troops in Korea doesn't guarantee peace. The deal require for the amount to increase annually at the rate of inflation. United States leader-in-waiting Donald Trump vowed to maintain "steadfast" ties with South Korea Thursday - a turnaround from campaign trail comments. (more...)
Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew
- November 12, 2016

Many have pointed out the discrepancy between Trump lashing out against protesters and his own reaction to Barack Obama's victory in the 2012 election. "We will all come together and be proud!" According to authorities, many peaceful demonstrators attempted to intervene. Soon after, a crowd marched through the streets. (more...)
Longtime friend of embattled S. Korea leader is arrested
- November 12, 2016

The prosecution had been reluctant to investigate the active president, citing the Constitution, which protects the president with immunity from criminal prosecution unless he or she commits a crime equivalent to treason or insurrection, and maintained that she could not be investigated while in office. (more...)
Boris Johnson rejects 'collective whinge-o-rama' after Donald Trump election Boris Johnson rejects 'collective whinge-o-rama' after Donald Trump election
- November 12, 2016

Earlier Thursday, Johnson told European leaders to stop the "collective whinge-o-rama" over Donald Trump's victory in the USA presidential election Wednesday and called Trump "a deal maker" who wants a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. (more...)
Hillary Clinton casts her ballot: 'It is the most humbling feeling' Hillary Clinton casts her ballot: 'It is the most humbling feeling'
- November 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign plane lands just after 3 a.m. on November 8, 2016 at the Westchester County Airport. After voting, he spoke to reporters where he encouraged Americans to vote and said that if elected, he and running mate Hillary Clinton would try and bring the country together. (more...)
Veterans Day: Restaurants With Free Meals For Retired, Active Military Members Veterans Day: Restaurants With Free Meals For Retired, Active Military Members
- November 11, 2016

Offer also includes $5 beers. Enterprise Car Sales is offering military personnel and their dependents a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November. All veterans and active duty military will receive a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Friday. Applebee's ( DIN ) is offering a free meal on Veterans Day, Nov. (more...)
Najib, Rosmah Host Official Dinner For Philippine President Najib, Rosmah Host Official Dinner For Philippine President
- November 11, 2016

Najib said that in 2014, the USA and Malaysia elevated their relationship to a comprehensive partnership, and that the two nations are now firm allies in the worldwide fight against terrorism and extremism. "We have to continue to pursue and interdict them". Duterte was greeted at the KL International Airport by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan after his special aircraft touched down at 6.06pm. (more...)
High-speed rail to boost India-Japan trade ties: Modi High-speed rail to boost India-Japan trade ties: Modi
- November 11, 2016

First, New Delhi needs to be cautious in prematurely over stretching its role in the regional politics. But now the internal legal and technical procedures have been taken care of, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup informed last week. (more...)
Appeal court rules NHS does have power to commission HIV treatment Appeal court rules NHS does have power to commission HIV treatment
- November 11, 2016

NHS England said it would now formally consider whether to fund the drug treatment, discuss with local councils how the scheme could be rolled out and discuss with drugs manufacturers reducing the cost of the drugs - or use cheaper generic versions. (more...)
Republican figures congratulate president-elect Trump Republican figures congratulate president-elect Trump
- November 10, 2016

Republicans saw their majorities in the House and Senate reduced, but not by much, as Democrats' hopes of retaking Senate control vanished. "Donald Trump provided the kind of coattails that got a lot of people over the finish line, so that we can maintain our strong House and Senate majorities". (more...)
Illinois' Kirk defeated by Duckworth in tight Senate race Illinois' Kirk defeated by Duckworth in tight Senate race
- November 10, 2016

But he also hurt his own campaign with a series of controversial statements. According to The Chicago Tribune , Duckworth's mother is of Chinese descent and her father is a veteran of the USA military. He could face pressure to move to the right, with fewer votes he can afford to lose to keep the GOP bloc intact. "In other states tissue donation programs should be investigated but in IL there is no similar program", Kirk said in a statement to The Hill . (more...)
Warriors Rout Thunder 122-96, Westbrook Can't Wait For Next Battle
- November 10, 2016

Paul George scored 23 points, reserve C.J. Miles added 19, Jeff Teague had 16 and Myles Turner 15, but it wasn't enough as the Pacers slipped to 0-3 on the road. A matchup - and rematch - circled from the moment he joined the Golden State Warriors way back in July. After Kevin Durant's sensational 39-point performance on Thursday vs. (more...)
Iraqi Kurdish offensive against extremists in Mosul 'ahead of schedule'
- November 10, 2016

The town lies some 19 miles from Mosul . Safeen Rasoul told Reuters . ISIS fighters have sought to slow the offensive on their Mosul stronghold with waves of suicide vehicle bomb attacks. Meanwhile, Iraqi troops engaged in a fierce urban war with Daesh in Mosul's eastern neighbourhoods. In the following video, released by the Russian video news agency Ruptly , Iraqi police and security troops with aerial cover from the Iraqi Air Force storm a town known as Hammam al-Alil on the ... (more...)
Stocks spike after Federal Bureau of Investigation ends Clinton email review
- November 10, 2016

The FBI had probed Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state for possible violations in the handling of classified information. That drop coincided with polls showing the presidential race tightening. She'll also campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Pittsburgh and Raleigh, North Carolina . (more...)
Europe's Far-Right Congratulates Donald Trump on Presidential Election Victory
- November 10, 2016

France's two-round voting system is also created to keep populists at bay, and even in the case of a Le Pen presidency, the National Front is highly unlikely to win a parliament majority, Cossalter said . The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the campaign has highlighted that, in its words, "the majority of Americans are rebelling against the U.S.'s political class and financial elites". (more...)
Australia ratifies greenhouse gas targets agreed on in Paris
- November 10, 2016

It has been a long campaign - one that Australians have witnessed with awe, with consternation, indeed, from time to time. "That alliance will be there long after Mr Trump is no longer president, and long after I am no longer prime minister", he told reporters in Canberra . (more...)
39 persons killed in three Iraqi attacks 39 persons killed in three Iraqi attacks
- November 10, 2016

A suicide auto bomb meanwhile hit a security checkpoint in Tikrit, it said. The attacker detonated a vehicle in a auto park for pilgrims visiting one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, al-Askari mosque in Samarra. Five female students, a woman and three policemen were killed. The attack killed 11 people, including at least four Iranians, and wounded up to 100 other people. (more...)
Canadian PM Trudeau says he'll work closely with Trump
- November 10, 2016

Many Americans in recent months had vowed to decamp to Canada, led by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, if the U.S. mogul was elected. He has said several times he favours construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, killed by Obama. For the first several months of 2016, applications for Canadian residency are up a bit over a year ago. (more...)
Sensex rebounds 390 points, Nifty hits 8500 on global cues Sensex rebounds 390 points, Nifty hits 8500 on global cues
- November 10, 2016

European stocks were up 0.85 per cent after having fallen as much as 2.3 per cent. After falling more than 500 points at the start of trading session, the broader 50-stock CNX Nifty, too, has trimmed its losses and was down 227 points or 2.7 percent at 8,316.55. (more...)
This recent quote from Barack Obama regarding Donald Trump says it all
- November 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton vowed on Wednesday to work with American President-elect Donald Trump, and urged fellow Democrats to allow him the chance to lead the deeply divided country. "The rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values, too, and we must defend them". (more...)

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