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Anti-EU UKIP picks new leader to replace Trump ally Farage Anti-EU UKIP picks new leader to replace Trump ally Farage
- November 30, 2016

He has instead had to babysit his party as it barred leading candidates to succeed him, elected a woman who didn't want to be leader, drove her out after 18 days, then lost another leading contender in the Strasbourg scuffle. Coupled with the likelihood that net migration will persist in the hundreds of thousands - the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts a fall of just 80,000 by 2020 - the number of angry voters lashing out at the ballot box won't have eased by the next election. (more...)
Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary
- November 30, 2016

Now, as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will wield great power as Trump's top health policy adviser and preside, Republicans hope, over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (more...)
US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science
- November 30, 2016

But there continues to be a yawning gender gap among the advanced high school seniors: Males scored 46 points higher than females in physics, and 30points higher in math. "A better indicator is to look at the actual score and compare it with previous performance". Many proponents of the Common Core state standards - adopted by more than 40 states since 2010 - argued that higher standards were needed to make USA students competitive with those around the globe. (more...)
Dozens of protesters arrested in Fight for $15 demonstrations Dozens of protesters arrested in Fight for $15 demonstrations
- November 30, 2016

A state senator was among almost three dozen people arrested following a demonstration in Cambridge in support of a $15-per-hour minimum wage. The rallies in Kansas City and elsewhere commemorate the day four years ago that the Fight for $15 movement began in New York City when a group of fast-food workers walked off the job. (more...)
UK bill requiring firms to store Web histories becomes law UK bill requiring firms to store Web histories becomes law
- November 30, 2016

The petition to repeal the new surveillance laws was created by Tom Skillinger (whose occupation is unknown) and launched last week on Parliament's website after the bill was passed. The Home Office said some provisions in the new law "will require extensive testing and will not be in place for some time". But other powers replaced the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, which is set to expire on December 31. (more...)
Think tank plans legal action to keep UK in EU single market Think tank plans legal action to keep UK in EU single market
- November 30, 2016

Rupert Harrison, chief macro strategist at BlackRock Inc., said on Monday that May would need to ask for such a deal before triggering Article 50. The British media reported that a government spokesperson would not associate Mrs May with the document, saying: "These individual notes do not belong to a government official or a special adviser". (more...)
Moscow protests Ukraine plans for missile training near Crimea
- November 30, 2016

Russia's defense ministry on Friday presented the Ukrainian military attaché with a note of protest in reaction to Ukraine's plans to conduct training launches of missiles over Crimea next week. "We consider such actions by the Ukrainian security bodies against Russian citizens as another flagrant provocation and demand their immediate return to Russia", a statement by the ministry's press service said. (more...)
Maoist encounter was unexpected says police; Human rights activists cry foul Maoist encounter was unexpected says police; Human rights activists cry foul
- November 30, 2016

The police said high alerts had been issued to forest stations following the report . "No government has a right to kill the voices that dissent", said Kanam Rajendran, state Secretary of the Communist Party of India, in Alappuzha. The gunning down of two Maoists in the Nilambur forests by the Kerala police's anti-naxal squad had kicked up a controversy with human rights activists alleging that it was a fake encounter. (more...)
Franck Ribery extends Bayern Munich contract by a year to 2018 Franck Ribery extends Bayern Munich contract by a year to 2018
- November 30, 2016

Robert Lewandowski took part in Tuesday's training session without any noteworthy problems after suffering a minor knee problem on Monday, while Javi Martinez also resumed regular training after spending Monday in the club's performance centre. (more...)
Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble
- November 30, 2016

Petraeus said after meeting Trump that the NY businessman "basically walked us around the world" in their discussion. But Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager, has said Mr Romney would cause a backlash among his supporters, who back Mr Guiliani. (more...)
Sukhbir Badal sets up STF to find escaped Khalistan terrorists Sukhbir Badal sets up STF to find escaped Khalistan terrorists
- November 29, 2016

He was intercepted while driving the same vehicle by the police in Kairana police circle of Shamli district, said a police official. Police in Punjab have been stopping cars for additional checks after high alert sounded in state due to the jail break. (more...)
Dakota Access pipeline decision unlikely until early 2017 Dakota Access pipeline decision unlikely until early 2017
- November 29, 2016

People opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline rallied at more than 300 sites across the country today, including eleven in Minnesota, demanding that President Obama reject permits for the controversial project. The pipeline is owned by Texas oil company Energy Transfer Partners, which is based in Dallas. Shooter's family lives on a reservation just miles down the river from the pipeline construction in North Dakota. (more...)
Pipeline company seeks court permission to proceed with plan Pipeline company seeks court permission to proceed with plan
- November 29, 2016

That final stretch would be laid beneath Lake Oahe, and Standing Rock officials say the potential for a pipeline failure threatens the tribe's main water source. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a subsidiary are asking U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to confirm the company has the legal right to proceed. (more...)
Russian Federation withdraws from ICC
- November 29, 2016

On Wednesday, Putin signed an order withdrawing the Russian signature from the Hague-based ICC's founding treaty. "It seems that President Duterte is blustering again when he announced his intent to withdraw from the Philippines' membership to the International Criminal Court ". (more...)
Sheriff: Mom held captive for weeks emotional after release
- November 29, 2016

A section of road along County Road 17 and Interstate 5 in Redding, Calif., shown on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, is where Sherry Papini, a 34-year-old wife and mother was found on Thanksgiving Day. They called her a "super mom" who would never abandon her family. An assortment of balloons and yellow ribbons dangled off a pole near Papini's home in Mountain Gate. (more...)
California mom abducted 3 weeks ago while jogging is safe
- November 29, 2016

Police are looking for two women who allegedly left her near the spot she was found by a passing motorist. Sherri Papini disappeared on November 2, 2016, and has been reunited with her husband, Shasta County sheriff's officials said on November 24, 2016. (more...)
Trump then and now: How the President-elect has changed since his election
- November 29, 2016

After firing up crowds with boisterous and sometimes divisive campaign rhetoric, Donald Trump has appeared to moderate some stances since he won the USA presidential election on November 8. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on November 11, Trump said he was considering keeping parts of the law, including provisions letting parents keep adult children up to age 26 on insurance policies and barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. (more...)
France Thwarts Planned ISIS Attack in Paris Area
- November 29, 2016

Five of the men remain in detention after the raids in Strasbourg and Marseille, Molins said, where officials found weapons, ammunition and documents pledging allegiance to ISIS. Disneyland Paris said in a statement that the safety and security of its guests is the number one priority, and added, "We work closely with state and local authorities, and constantly review the security measures we have in place", according to The Mail . (more...)
Federal Judge Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule Federal Judge Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule
- November 29, 2016

The rule was set to take effect on December 1, but many business owners took issue with it. But a USA district judge, Amos Mazzant, has ruled in favour of 21 states , which petitioned that the overtime change is unlawful, and placed a preliminary injunction on the law. (more...)
European Union to grant visa-free regime for Ukrainians within 2016:Juncker European Union to grant visa-free regime for Ukrainians within 2016:Juncker
- November 29, 2016

Still, Tusk said he hoped Ukrainians would be granted visa-free travel to the European Union - coveted by Kiev - by year-end. President Petro Poroshenko will head the Ukrainian delegation. " Ukraine has fulfilled all the conditions being set for this purpose.we should now deliver on visa liberalization,"said Juncker". The West has imposed sanctions on Putin's Russian Federation over accusations that it continues to support Ukranian-based rebels in a conflict which has claimed 10,000 lives ... (more...)
SC Gov. Nikki Haley picked as Trump's United Nations ambassador SC Gov. Nikki Haley picked as Trump's United Nations ambassador
- November 29, 2016

Israel was among the first, and was certainly the most exuberant of United Nations member states to welcome US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to the world body. Her predecessor Susan Rice, like many ambassadors to the United Nations before her, spent part of her career as a diplomat. Trump also appears close to appointing his first black Cabinet member in former GOP presidential primary opponent Ben Carson, who indicated in a Facebook post yesterday he's very close to ... (more...)
Federal court: Wisconsin's GOP-drawn legislative districts unconstitutional Federal court: Wisconsin's GOP-drawn legislative districts unconstitutional
- November 29, 2016

Republicans likely would have retained control of the Assembly and Senate in the 2012 and 2014 elections without the new maps, he said . Yet, the Republicans maintained a 60-39 majority in the legislative chamber. The map was not representative of political geography nor of state interests, but rather focused on Republican interests, the court ruled. Virginia's congressional districts following the 2010 United States Census. (more...)
Greece: 2 dead as fire rages through refugee camp Greece: 2 dead as fire rages through refugee camp
- November 29, 2016

Panos Navrozidis, the IRC's country director for Greece, said in a statement that the group had already warned of the dangers of overcrowded conditions in Greek camps, and about conditions in Moria. The much-debated EU-Turkey agreement has seen all the refugees arriving since the end of March waiting for their asylum applications to be reviewed, sometimes stranded in camps for months. (more...)
Obama again hits at Facebook for spreading fake news
- November 28, 2016

Right now I make like $10,000 a month from AdSense. In fact , in the three months leading up to the election, Buzzfeed determined that the 20 top-performing false election stories generated almost 1.4 million more shares, reactions, and comments than the 20 best-performing real election news stories from legitimate news outlets. (more...)
Coalition agrees to 15% Backpacker Tax
- November 28, 2016

Senator Hanson and her three colleagues helped vote down the Government's 19 per cent tax rate proposal last week. The new rate has been secured with the support of Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Senators as well as Senator Nick Xenophon and Senator Derryn Hinch. (more...)

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