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Manchester City's Yaya Toure Claims He Knew Pep Guardiola Would Need Him Manchester City's Yaya Toure Claims He Knew Pep Guardiola Would Need Him
- November 21, 2016

The freakish sight was witnessed after Toure scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute to seal a 2-1 victory for City that elevates them to second in the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea's trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon. At the end, we were lucky to... "The position in the league will put that little bit of added pressure on us and hopefully doesn't force mistakes like we have seen in the last two games". (more...)
Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit
- November 21, 2016

College student Kim Seo-yeon told AFP: "Park should squarely face the prosecution's investigation and step down herself". Smaller protests have taken place daily in past weeks amid growing calls for Park to step down, although opposition parties have yet to make a serious push for her resignation or impeachment for fears of negatively impacting next year's presidential elections. (more...)
Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere' Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere'
- November 21, 2016

I don't think we have heard the last of her email scandal or the Clinton Foundation but we'll have to see. But if there is real change in the wind, if voters are to have a chance at seeing the new directions they have demanded, there is a necessary step that will energize some and unnerve others, and not necessarily along party lines. (more...)
Trump says he settled Trump University lawsuit because he's too busy
- November 21, 2016

The deal was struck Friday to settle two class-action lawsuits in California and a case brought in NY state, whose attorney general called the university a scam. "This case has been unprecedented in so many ways", he told AFP. As a result, Trump was sued by three former students in NY and California for misleading them about the program, each of which paid $35,000 to attend. (more...)
Southerners urged to use masks to avoid wildfires smoke
- November 20, 2016

He says there's a 20 percent chance late Sunday and early Monday, and then another 20 percent chance for the border of North Carolina and Tennessee on late Tuesday and early Wednesday. "We got everything packed that we could", she said, which included seven animals. In Hamilton County, officials say the Sheriff's Office is asking another small neighborhood near Mowbray Mountain to evacuate. (more...)
Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises
- November 20, 2016

There is certainly a strong case that Sanders would have beaten Trump; people voting for him would have been as passionate as those that voted for Trump. I'll tell you how I understand it. People were pumped up. Democrats hated Republicans and Trump for being "racist, homophobic, sexist and misogynistic", while Republicans hated Democrats for being "lazy, ignorant and naïve". (more...)
Netanyahu accepts Trump invite for meeting in US
- November 20, 2016

A day after his election, Trump invited Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House "at the earliest opportunity". Netanyahu, who has had a rocky relationship with President Barack Obama, issued a statement congratulating Trump and hailed him as a "true friend" of Israel. (more...)
Yemeni officials, residents: 20 killed in city of Taiz
- November 20, 2016

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels in north and west Yemen has left 51 dead, officials said , ending hopes for a ceasefire that was supposed to take effect Thursday. During an emergency meeting held in Makkah, fifty-one representatives of Islamic states have made a decision to address a letter to the United Nations on behalf of OIC's executive committee, Al Arabiya said in a report. (more...)
Texas dedicates Capitol monument to African-Americans Texas dedicates Capitol monument to African-Americans
- November 20, 2016

About two dozen individuals with the White Lives Matter group demonstrated against what they called the unequal application of hate crimes laws, which they say are applied in a way that favors minorities. During the unveiling ceremony, Abbott told a crowd in attendance that the monument honors African-Americans who helped grow Texas. Just a few hundred feet away, several groups of protesters who began to gather halfway through the memorial ceremony amassed to more than 300. (more...)
Storm Angus arrives on Sunday as first Autumn storm of 2016 Storm Angus arrives on Sunday as first Autumn storm of 2016
- November 20, 2016

Storm Angus is expected to move northeast across the south of the country, bringing heavy showers to the area. Storm Angus is set to sweep across southern England throughout the remainder of the weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph expected inland. (more...)
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...)

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