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Influential Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82
- November 17, 2016

The song was gaining traction, but it was properly popularised by John Cale, when his elegant piano-accompanied version was included in a 1991 Cohen tribute album, I'm Your Fan . Born to a Jewish family, he later considered himself both a Jew and a Buddhist. In 2006, Cohen won a lawsuit against his former manager, Kelley Lynch, whom he alleged stole more than $5 million of his retirement money while he was in seclusion at the Zen center. (more...)
Trump Considering Nikki Haley for Secretary of State Trump Considering Nikki Haley for Secretary of State
- November 17, 2016

According to Joe Scarborough, former Florida congressman and host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, sources close to him say Haley is being considered for Secretary of State alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. As governor, Haley, 44, has traveled to Europe, the Far East and India to recruit business to SC, according to the report. Nikki Haley said Tuesday the fact that Republicans now control the White House, Congress and so many governors' mansions has left her "giddy". (more...)
USA hate crimes against Muslims surge 67 percent — FBI Statistics
- November 17, 2016

The data is contributed by each state, and in New Jersey past year, law enforcement agencies reported 367 bias incident offenses, compared to 373 in 2014. Hate crimes and speech have also surged in "red" states from the Deep South up to Pennsylvania, where swastikas and racist graffiti have been recently reported. (more...)
UK government said to have no plan for Brexit UK government said to have no plan for Brexit
- November 16, 2016

The BBC also said it had seen the document. "Failure to reveal the Government's plan to reach a negotiating position is eroding confidence among business and investors, and encouraging unhelpful speculation about what the final destination might be". (more...)
Israeli minister: Trump's victory ends prospects of Palestinian state
- November 16, 2016

Greenblatt is the chief legal officer and executive vice president at the Trump Organization. Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said he was surprised by the US election results but counselled a wait-and-see approach. The city was discussed when Trump and Netanyahu met for approximately 90 minutes in a September meeting, discussing military assistance and cyber security among other issues. (more...)
Michael O'Neill distances himself from Scotland manager's job Michael O'Neill distances himself from Scotland manager's job
- November 16, 2016

This was not a game to tell the grandchildren about from a Northern Ireland point of view, nor a true show of O'Neill's talents. Although there is no current vacancy north of the border, a disappointing start to the Scots' World Cup qualifying campaign has ramped up the pressure on Strachan and led to pundits considering who should assume the reins were the current manager to move on. (more...)
Barack Obama arrives in Greece to begin final foreign tour as president
- November 16, 2016

Clinton's trip was marked with extensive violent demonstrations. His visit comes only two days before the anniversary of a bloody 1973 student revolt that helped topple the 1967-1974 military junta which was backed by the USA government. A bailout plan for Greece agreed previous year among global creditors including the European Union and the IMF, did not provide for a write-off of any of Athens's €248 billion ($266 billion) debt. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan angered by slow European Union entry process
- November 16, 2016

Steinmeier said he had expressed concern about mass arrests and the treatment of the media since the failed coup, but also said Germany supported its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner in fighting terrorism. He criticized European Parliament President Martin Schulz , who has said that the President's actions after the coup "call into question the basis for the sustainable relationship between the EU and Turkey". (more...)
Brexit leader jokes about Trump groping the British prime minister
- November 16, 2016

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage, a supporter of Donald Trump , told CNBC on Monday he found the USA president-elect to be reflective on the task ahead and concerned about how to create jobs and wealth. Professor Rob Ford, an expert in the radical right at Britain's University of Manchester, said Farage could well be a useful conduit into a Trump White House. (more...)
German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president
- November 16, 2016

Following Trump's election, Steinmeier said the Republican's victory meant "nothing is going to get easier". According to media reports , the European Parliament President Martin Schulz is most probable candidature to replace Steinmeier in office. (more...)
Russian Fighter From Carrier Crashes Near Syria's Shores
- November 16, 2016

The report comes just days after the Kuznetsov battle group laid anchor off the coast of Syria Saturday in preparation for what is believed to be a major assault on Syrian rebel positions, including the besieged city of Aleppo. Sergei Artamonov, the carrier's commander, said in an interview broadcast November 12 on Rossiya-1 television that planes had been taking off from the ship's deck "practically every day for the last four days" to survey the area. (more...)
It's a scam, Modi alerted friends beforehand: Kejriwal It's a scam, Modi alerted friends beforehand: Kejriwal
- November 16, 2016

He made the accusation during a special session of the assembly, which passed a resolution urging President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the union government to immediately withdraw the "draconian demonetisation". "Weddings are getting held up across the country but Reddy has spent Rs 500 crore as per reports". Nonagenarian Heeraben Modi, who had to use the help of a wheel chair and other people to reach the bank, exchanged Rs 4,500 in currency after filling the required forms. (more...)
Latest Bengals loss shows they haven't solved big problems
- November 16, 2016

The Giants got on the board first when Manning connected with rookie tight end Jerell Adams on a 10-yard scoring pass to give NY the 7-0 lead. The 2016 Cincinnati Bengals season can be summed up by a series of plays that occurred at the end of the first half against the New York Giants on Monday Night. (more...)
NATO says Crimea still a concern, day after Trump-Putin call
- November 16, 2016

He also said the new structures should not, in practice, be commanded by just France and Germany, and that plans to reform EU defence procurement should not lead to takeovers of Eastern European arms firms by their Western competitors. Mogherini insisted after Sunday's session that ministers backed a "very strong partnership" with Trump, but that the European Union would have to move on with its own plans nonetheless. (more...)
George W. Bush adds adorable new member to the family George W. Bush adds adorable new member to the family
- November 16, 2016

For months, former president George W. Bush left open the question of what he would do on Election Day. Bush says he and his wife, Laura Bush , visited the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas last week just to thank employees for their work, but they ended up leaving with a puppy. (more...)
Sean Cronin: Joe Schmidt can conjure up another All Blacks shock Sean Cronin: Joe Schmidt can conjure up another All Blacks shock
- November 16, 2016

Now, as the Irish gear up for their second Autumn worldwide test against the wounded All Blacks on Saturday, news is emerging from Ireland's camp in Carton House that Conor Murray, Ireland's world class scrum-half, is a potential doubt for the game. (more...)
India, Israel to intensify defence, anti-terror cooperation India, Israel to intensify defence, anti-terror cooperation
- November 16, 2016

Israel President Reuven Rivlin, who arrived here today on a six-day visit, will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. President Reuven & First Lady Nechama Rivlin on Sunday evening 12 Cheshvan departed on a State Visit to the Republic of India, at the invitation of the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. (more...)
Is Trump's tough plan on immigration cracking? Is Trump's tough plan on immigration cracking?
- November 16, 2016

All is now set to hold House leadership elections tomorrow and Speaker Paul Ryan running unopposed for reelection as Speaker of the House. On the Democratic side, House Democrats postponed leadership elections that had been scheduled for Thursday until November 30 amid signs of dissatisfaction with their veteran leaders, Californian Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer of Maryland. (more...)
Baylor QB Russell suffers severe ankle injury vs
- November 15, 2016

Defense, as you might suspect in a big 12 game, was pretty much optional. Nov 12, 2016; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates with running back Samaje Perine (32) after running for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. (more...)
India and Japan forge strategic bonds
- November 15, 2016

Japan agreed to sign the deal only after seeking assurances from New Delhi that it would not conduct nuclear tests any more. The ride, which comes on Modi's second day of an official visit to Japan, is to introduce the Indian prime minister to the advanced technology of the bullet train which will be used on the 500-kilometer stretch of the Mumbai to Ahmedabad railway line. (more...)
Colombia signs new peace deal with FARC
- November 15, 2016

But it takes away several controversial benefits for the guerrillas that angered Colombians and sparked the surprise victory of the No vote in an October 2 binding plebiscite. Unexpected results of the October plebiscite made the government revise some paras in the peace deal. "That wasn't only a government defeat, it was mostly a manifestation of society's rejection of what FARC represents". (more...)
Donald Trump calls Electoral College Donald Trump calls Electoral College "a disaster" in 2012 tweetstorm
- November 15, 2016

Trump received a call from Bill Clinton after the vote in which the former president "couldn't have been more gracious", the 70-year-old Republican billionaire said in excerpts of an interview released Friday by CBS . Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, right, and Republican nominee Donald Trump walk off the stage after the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. (more...)
Syrian activists: Coalition strike kills 20 in IS-held area Syrian activists: Coalition strike kills 20 in IS-held area
- November 15, 2016

The dispute between the two US allies threatens to complicate efforts to drive IS out of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the extremist group's self-described caliphate. "More information is needed to conclusively determine responsibility", he said. McGurk also said the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. (more...)
Montgomery County Students Walk Out Over Presidential Election Results Montgomery County Students Walk Out Over Presidential Election Results
- November 15, 2016

High-school students left class by the hundreds Monday, carrying their signs and their chanting voices into the streets of several US cities six days after Donald Trump's election. Trump initially denounced the protests against him, saying they were "incited" by the media but then reversed course on Friday and praised the demonstrators for their "passion for our great country". (more...)
Erdogan signals referendum in 2017 on European Union accession process
- November 15, 2016

Speaking Monday at a trade association meeting in Ankara , Erdogan reinforced the point , saying, "You [the EU] have been late, give your decision soon". "We should not push Turkey into a corner, we should not overreact in a way that is against our collective interests", said Johnson. Erdogan blames a US -based Muslim preacher, Fethullah Gulen, and his supporters for the putsch. (more...)

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