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Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world
- November 20, 2016

But Mr Turnbull is optimistic Mr Trump might have a change of heart. That's the verdict of the leaders who joined outgoing US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Lima on Saturday (Peru time) for a spot of collective soul searching over the controversial 12-country agreement. (more...)
Obama, European leaders begin meeting Obama, European leaders begin meeting
- November 20, 2016

The leaders agreed on the need to work together to stabilise the Middle East and North Africa, as well as securing diplomatic resolutions for the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine. Mr Obama's choice of Berlin as the stop for his European farewell tour has been interpreted by some observers as the passing of the baton of defence of liberal democracy to Dr Merkel . (more...)
Iraq claims villages from IS near Mosul Iraq claims villages from IS near Mosul
- November 20, 2016

Iraqi forces preparing to advance in the south of Mosul after breaching Islamic State's first defence lines in the eastern districts of the city, Reuters reports on Thursday. "The Iraqi authorities must urgently investigate reports that fighters wearing Iraqi Federal Police uniforms tortured and extrajudicially executed residents in villages they captured south of Mosul", added the report. (more...)
Indian drone intruded into our airspace, shot down: Pakistani military
- November 20, 2016

The debris of the drone fell near Aagahi Post, which is located near the Line of Control - a de facto border dividing India and Pakistan. The Pakistan Army on Saturday claimed to have shot down an Indian drone which it alleged had "intruded" into Pakistani territory across the heavily-guarded LoC. (more...)
Obama concludes meeting with European leaders Obama concludes meeting with European leaders
- November 20, 2016

Germany's finance minister, Wolfgang Schauble, said the United Kingdom faces paying into the European Union for more than a decade after it quits the bloc. May says the meeting also "gave us an opportunity to thank President Obama for the contributions he's made over the years and wish him well for the future". (more...)
Anti-Trump protests continue in New York, LA, Philadelphia
- November 20, 2016

It was the latest in days of demonstrations across the country. Immigrants and their advocates are continuing to march in Manhattan to protest Donald Trump's presidential election win. One person held a cross that read "All lives matter to me". A small protest took place midday Sunday in Springfield, Massachusetts. On Saturday, a group of Mexicans at statue representing independence in Mexico City expressed their concerns about a possible wave of deportations. (more...)
Israel court rejects plea to delay West Bank outpost removal
- November 20, 2016

Unlike officially recognised settlements, the government regards outposts as illegal. There are now more than 550,000 setllers living on occupied Palestinian land. With Trump's election, he said, "our government needs to drop all those old excuses". Separately, ministers approved draft legislation which would retroactively legalise unauthorised Jewish settlements, or outposts, in the occupied West Bank. (more...)
Efforts in Turkey to protect child marriage grows outrage Efforts in Turkey to protect child marriage grows outrage
- November 20, 2016

It received a majority of votes this week but that session did not have the needed quorum to push the bill into law. A vote on the bill is due November 22, after the proposal gained initial acceptance in Parliament. " AKP is passing any law they want in the parliament". "The AKP is pushing through a text which pardons those who marry the child that they raped", said an MP for the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Ozgur Ozel. (more...)
Pope Francis Warns Against Polarization, Inducts 17 New Cardinals
- November 20, 2016

Popes look to cardinals who share their approach to the church's mission in the world . Cardinals, sometimes referred to as the "princes of the church", serve to elect the next pope. "The virus of polarization and animosity permeates our way of thinking, feeling and acting". "None of this makes us enemies; instead, it is one of our greatest riches". (more...)
Grandson of US Rep. Davis victim of Chicago gun violence
- November 20, 2016

Jovan was at his home with an uncle, his 16-year-old sister, 14-year-old brother and 8-year-old brother when two teenage assailants broke into the home and began arguing with Jovan, police and Davis said. Two juveniles are in custody and could be charged in the fatal shooting of an IL congressman's grandson following a dispute over a pair of basketball shoes, a Chicago police spokeswoman said on Saturday. (more...)
Thousands rally in Malaysia to demand the scandal-plagued prime minister resign
- November 20, 2016

Najib and leaders of the other 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries will then meet on the sidelines of the APEC meeting to provide a better picture of the free trade pact's future following the recent USA presidential election. "More importantly, it will raise the level of enthusiasm and activism that may carry through to election day, and the sense that the battle for change is not over". (more...)
Trump attorneys to argue for delay in Trump University trial Trump attorneys to argue for delay in Trump University trial
- November 19, 2016

The cases involved a lawsuit by NY state and two class actions suits in California against the university, which promised to reveal Trump's real estate investing "secrets" to people who enrolled in the courses. "In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of?millions of dollars through a scheme known at Trump University ". (more...)
PSU joins national anti-Trump campus protests
- November 19, 2016

On Saturday, protesters blocked streets and tossed bottles and other projectiles at police officers. Chapter Chairman Alex Utmeasu, 20, said the organization, which means "Harvest Movement" in Spanish, is a nationwide, popular movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for all immigrants in the United States. (more...)
Iraqi troops expand foothold in Mosul
- November 19, 2016

The hospital has not treated any Islamic State gunmen. As tough as the conditions are in this camp, and they are indeed tough, they are much better than the conditions we saw down in Fallujah the last city the army recaptured from ISIL, and its clear that lessons have been learned and better preparations put in place. (more...)
Trump Son-in-Law Has Not Applied for White House Role, Campaign Man.. Trump Son-in-Law Has Not Applied for White House Role, Campaign Man..
- November 19, 2016

And the seemingly pivotal role being played by Kushner, Trump's businessman son-in-law, in assembling the Republican's administration is already drawing scrutiny after he was reported this week to be pulling strings in the process. (LINK: http://observer.com/2016/07/an-open-letter-to-jared-kushner-from-one-of-your-jewish-employees/ ) Trump's message, "whether purposeful or inadvertent, was met with cheers by those to whom that star's message was certainly clear". (more...)
Trump University Lawsuits Settled for $25M Trump University Lawsuits Settled for $25M
- November 19, 2016

He might be the next President of the United States, but President-Elect Donald Trump is going to have to put off planning his cabinet and settle some old debts. On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump settled his $ 25 million civil fraud case over Trump University, which will likely tie up any possibilities of impeachment for the incoming 45th commander-in-chief. (more...)
Son of Rep. John Conyers found safe in Houston Son of Rep. John Conyers found safe in Houston
- November 19, 2016

Carl Conyers , 21, attends the University of Houston in Texas and was found unharmed at 2:15 a.m., NBC News reports . Video: Jeff Ehling interviews Conyer's roommateMonica Conyers, the student's mother, arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport yesterday to join the search effort. (more...)
If hardship due to demonetisation continues, there may be riots: SC If hardship due to demonetisation continues, there may be riots: SC
- November 19, 2016

A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and A R Dave Friday said the list has been sent back to the government for reconsideration. The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking to restrain various high courts and other courts from entertaining petitions against its November 8 decision to demonetise R500 and R1,000 banknotes. (more...)
Arizona Grandmother's Accidental Invite to Wrong Teen for Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Viral Arizona Grandmother's Accidental Invite to Wrong Teen for Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Viral
- November 19, 2016

After the entertaining debacle unfolded, Jamal tweeted out the screenshots of the hilarious group message bragging on the graciousness of the mystery grandma. Unfortunately for mystery grandma, he didn't crop out her number and she was the recipient of over 600 text messages from people hoping to catch an invite to her Thanksgiving feast. (more...)
Malaysian pro-democracy group office raided ahead of anti-PM rally Malaysian pro-democracy group office raided ahead of anti-PM rally
- November 19, 2016

Police raided the group's office in Petaling Jaya on the eve of the rally and confiscated items such as laptops, mobile phones and bank documents. Najib also noted that the central theme of this Saturday's rally was the demand for his resignation over his alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal but insisted that a change in prime minister should be done at the ballot boxes instead of through street protests. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: Trump underlined "enduring importance" of our alliance in phone call
- November 19, 2016

Germany said on Friday that asylum requests from Turkish nationals in general have more than doubled this year, with 4,437 claims to the end of October compared with 1,767 in the whole of 2015. Stoltenberg said the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which is created to protect allies from attack, is based on what he called "core values" of democracy and the rule of law. (more...)
Airstrikes in Syria's besieged Aleppo kill more than 20 Airstrikes in Syria's besieged Aleppo kill more than 20
- November 19, 2016

The Observatory and residents said the city's east was hit by rocket strikes by jets, barrel bombs dropped from helicopters and artillery fired by the Assad forces. Syrian government air strikes and barrel bomb attacks hit residential neighbourhoods of rebel-held east Aleppo on Tuesday for the first time in almost a month, a monitor said. (more...)
Minnesota officer to appear in court in fatal shooting Minnesota officer to appear in court in fatal shooting
- November 19, 2016

If convicted, Yanez could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined $20,000 on the second-degree manslaughter charge. Castile was black; the officer is Latino. Castile's fiancé streamed the incident live on Facebook. The officer had pulled Castile over for a broken tail light, and suspicion of involvement in a robbery; however, Castile had no involvement, Mr. (more...)
Pak, Turkey agrees to bolster bilateral ties to next level Pak, Turkey agrees to bolster bilateral ties to next level
- November 19, 2016

Erdogan said, "We are aiming to conclude free trade agreement before 2017". I wish you safe trip. Pakistan and Turkey both are fighting with terrorism together. The Turkish government blames Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric based in the USA, for masterminding the failed July coup attempt. "By attending the conference, the Turkish investors have expressed confidence in the economic policies of Pakistan", he added. (more...)
Ondo 2016: Setback for Jegede as Appeal Court panel adjourns indefinitely Ondo 2016: Setback for Jegede as Appeal Court panel adjourns indefinitely
- November 19, 2016

But the Makarfi faction conducted a primary which produced Jegede and was accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as the authentic candidate of PDP for the Ondo gubernatorial poll. "Alternatively, if the court will not be stopped by the pendency of our appeal at the Supreme Court, then the court should review the objections we raised against this appeal, " Nwafor said. (more...)

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