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Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'
- December 08, 2016

I'll be 77, in better shape.' Vice President Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden talks with " Late Show " host Stephen Colbert. "I learned a long time ago fate has a odd way of intervening". I'm not sure I would have been able to put my whole heart into it. "Doesn't the matter that somebody else is about to get the job of mowing the lawn after you, even though as far as you can tell that person has never touched a lawnmower in their life", Colbert said. (more...)
Teetering Italian bank looks for investors Teetering Italian bank looks for investors
- December 08, 2016

Italy's political vacuum threatens to usher in a period of uncertainty that might weigh on plans to reduce a pile of bad loans estimated at 360 billion euros. The bank consortium has until the end of the day on Tuesday to agree a rescue for MPS to be able to conclude a capital hike for the remainder of the €5bn before the end of the year. (more...)
Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill
- December 08, 2016

First Ohio senators voted 21-10 for the bill, which is different than the one the House approved previous year. Amendments made to the bill in the Ohio House were approved by the Senate last week, and the bill now goes to the governor to be signed into law. (more...)
Trump to pick retired Gen. Kelly for Homeland Security Trump to pick retired Gen. Kelly for Homeland Security
- December 08, 2016

He even said that he would be open to working in either a Republican or Democratic administration. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for enforcing United States immigration laws, which Mr Trump has vowed to make a priority in his presidency. (more...)
Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if elected DNC chair Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if elected DNC chair
- December 08, 2016

While White House aides say that Obama is unlikely to publicly comment on the race, behind the scenes his backers have been speaking with top Democratic donors and potential candidates to see who else might be persuaded to run, said several Democrats familiar with the discussions. (more...)
Assange releases testimony from London questioning, says he is innocent Assange releases testimony from London questioning, says he is innocent
- December 08, 2016

In the 19-page statement , released on the website Justice4Assange.com , Assange lists text messages he claims are from the woman involved in the rape claims, known as SW. The only thing I can say is that Assange has low credibility and we will prove this when we prosecute. Ms Assange said the inaction of both the coalition and Labor governments is a result of putting their careers ahead of duty. (more...)
Moment of reckoning for S. Korean business elite
- December 07, 2016

Park met leaders of her Saenuri party and top official Chung Jin-suk later said the president was willing to accept her party's proposal that she step down in April - which has been rejected by the opposition - but gave no indication that she was willing to quit immediately. (more...)
South Korean lawmakers delay presidential impeachment vote
- December 07, 2016

Earlier she visited the market in Daegu where hundreds of shops had been destroyed by a previous fire. President Park, who has never married, was regarded as something of a trailblazer when she was initially elected, and was ranked 11th on the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women. (more...)
Michigan Electoral College voter: 'I'm still voting for Donald Trump'
- December 07, 2016

Suprun previously indicated he would support Trump. A Republican elector representing Texas will not cast a vote for Donald Trump, writing in a New York Times op-ed published on Monday that Trump does not have the experience or demeanor needed to be president. (more...)
Stein: Al Gore needs to 'step up' on climate change
- December 07, 2016

However, Gore , who kicked off a 24-hour talk-a-thon on Monday to urge more efforts to battle climate change and reduce its consequences, said that the meeting with the incoming U.S. Instead of dreading the upcoming Trump presidency, he has made attempts to move past their differences. He's also mocked Democratic rhetoric about climate change. (more...)
UN further tightens North Korea sanctions
- December 07, 2016

The Security Council has held nine emergency meetings this year in response to nuclear tests and ballistic missile activities by North Korea, Ban said in a statement Wednesday, an unprecedentedly high number. China, believed to be the only country buying North Korean coal, would slash its imports by some $700 million compared with 2015 sales under the new sanctions, diplomats said. (more...)
Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter
- December 07, 2016

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand led a fiery press conference Tuesday, defending his office's actions regarding the death of former National Football League running back Joe McKnight , who was killed in a shooting last Thursday. Investigators interviewed Gasser for more than 10 hours, Normand said. He says they also conducted multiple crime scene reenactments. Normand angrily said his department had been unfairly criticized, and he said the tone of some of the comments were ... (more...)
Otto weakens to tropical storm after passing over Nicaragua Otto weakens to tropical storm after passing over Nicaragua
- December 07, 2016

Earlier this week, the outer bands of the storm caused the deaths of four people in Panama. Hurricane Otto had sparked red alerts in both countries when it spun in from the Caribbean on Thursday with winds of up to 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour. (more...)
Texas police officer dies falling into massive sinkhole
- December 07, 2016

San Antonio Water System officials said the weekend's heavy rains have already caused at least four different sewage spills and line breaks. SAFD battalion chief Brian O'Neil told the Express-Newsthat if anyone fell inside the sinkhole, they'd likely be swept underground. (more...)
Syrian government forces advance on 2 fronts in Aleppo
- December 07, 2016

Diplomats say the intransigence from both sides increases the likelihood of a decisive Aleppo battle in the near future, unless a deal is reached to end months of Russian and Syrian airstrikes and an ongoing government ground offensive that analysts say threatens to overwhelm rebel forces. (more...)
Italy senate to vote on budget Wednesday
- December 07, 2016

Today, many Italians view the European Union as a drag on its economy by imposing rules that do not fit their country's economic circumstances, while offering little protection against the tides of migrants that enter Italy daily. Bucking the polls, an Austrian far right politician failed in his bid to become president, losing to a pro-EU Green. "If it weren't for yesterday's rally, I would have said that it would be hard to buy the euro because uncertainties would linger", said Masafumi ... (more...)
Steelers End Giants' Winning Streak at 6 in 24-14 Victory
- December 06, 2016

Bell touched the ball 35 times - 29 rushes and six receptions - and went over 100 yards rushing for the third straight game by churning for 118. He was the Steelers' ground game. But I'm getting closer. "I have total confidence in Victor". "The team is believing in me". I'm excited about it but as far as blocking, I just want to get better than that. (more...)
Far-right candidate defeated in Austria's presidential poll
- December 06, 2016

The interventions come after Mr Farage's interventions in the Austrian poll were shunned by Norbert Hofer, the extreme right FPÖ's candidate in the election. He describes Austria as his homeland, but he has also said he grew up as an "immigrant child" in the rural Alpine province of Tyrol. Mr Van der Bellen yesterday noted the outsize attention the election in Austria was receiving. (more...)
Duterte Invites Trump To The Philippines
- December 06, 2016

Duterte said he told Trump Filipinos "are tight with America" and wished Trump success. It was the first one-on-one conversation of the two Presidents. It was unclear whether he or Mr Trump remarked that the widely criticised crackdown was being carried out properly. "We both curse. For any small reason, we curse". (more...)
Patriots' Gronkowski on IR after season-ending back surgery
- December 06, 2016

Gronkowski suffered a lung injury on November 13 against Seattle. The Patriots confirmed the news Saturday afternoon , adding that they signed running back D.J. This move means the team can not place Gronkowski back on the active roster once they place him on IR. The 2010 second-round draft pick has already missed three weeks this season and had a limited role in three others - the fifth year in a row that he hasn't been able to play in every game. (more...)
Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader
- December 06, 2016

China has vast claims in the South China Sea, which is also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. But Trump's critics pointed out the call was the first time a United States president or president-elect has spoken to a Taiwanese leader since 1979. (more...)
Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania
- December 06, 2016

A federal judge late Sunday night in Detroit ordered a statewide hand recount of roughly 4.8 million ballots, which started in some counties Monday afternoon. The recounts were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election. Stein raised nearly double her campaign war chest of $3.5 million for the recount effort and focused it in 3 states where Trump narrowly won, which raised questions about its true goal. (more...)
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers
- December 06, 2016

So, on a Sunday when the Green Bay Packers returned home for their first game since November 6, the faithful responded in kind to a spirited effort by the star receiver. He has 15 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown this season. "We're exhausted of being close". We really put the ball in Aaron's hand there in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad
- December 06, 2016

Al-Yousef said representatives of various rebel factions were in consultation with Turkish officials, who are in turn talking with the Russians . Erdoğan's remarks on November 29 created unease in Moscow, as senior officials publicly criticized the Turkish government and expressed their demand for an explanation. (more...)
Health Officials Recognize World Aids Day 2016
- December 06, 2016

In the 28 years since the World Health Organization and the United Nations established World AIDS Day , communities around the world have held events to create awareness about the risk factors for HIV in an effort to stop the spread of infection. (more...)

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