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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...)
Police say no evidence to show Alnahdi death was a hate crime Police say no evidence to show Alnahdi death was a hate crime
- November 19, 2016

Witnesses said a man assaulted Alnahdi on the 400 block of Main Street East in Menomonie the night before. Alnahdi was found unconscious outside Toppers Oct. Authorities have yet to say what prompted the attack on October 30 on the 400 block of Main Street E., outside Topper's Pizza, which occurred as many people were decked out in Halloween costumes and visiting bars and other nightspots in that part of town. (more...)
Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump
- November 19, 2016

CNN and NBC News reported on Thursday that Trump would meet with Romney on Saturday and might discuss whether he should be a candidate for secretary of state, in what would be a serious effort on the part of the billionaire to appease mainstream Republicans who opposed his candidacy. (more...)
Blizzard Warning Issued for Parts of the Midwest
- November 19, 2016

Crews are out working to improve road conditions. The combination of heavy snow and high winds will lead to blowing and drifting snow, near-zero visibility and extremely unsafe travel along area roadways. Lows are forecast to drop into the low to mid-20s in Duluth on Friday night, with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s on Saturday and Sunday. That's a big change from earlier in the week. (more...)
UN extends mandate of Syria chemical weapons inspectors UN extends mandate of Syria chemical weapons inspectors
- November 19, 2016

The Security Council backed the deal and said that in the event of non-compliance "including unauthorized transfer of chemical weapons, or any use of chemical weapons by anyone" in Syria, would result in measures under Chapter 7 of the U.N. (more...)
Chicago Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree-Lighting Chicago Kicks Off Holiday Season With Annual Tree-Lighting
- November 19, 2016

It will soon begin to look like Christmas in downtown Youngstown as the official city Christmas tree makes its way to its spot at Central Square. For 25 years, John Walsh and his family have been selling Christmas trees at the Walsh Christmas Tree Farm in Greene Township. (more...)
Philando Castile's family, girlfriend support manslaughter charge Philando Castile's family, girlfriend support manslaughter charge
- November 18, 2016

In a separate interview, Castile's girlfriend and the woman who live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, said while it's not the criminal charge she wanted or expected, she said, "We have to give credit where it's due". (more...)
Obama to Meet Merkel in Germany, Top Trade Partner and Ally Obama to Meet Merkel in Germany, Top Trade Partner and Ally
- November 18, 2016

President Barack Obama says he won't advise people protesting Donald Trump's election victory to keep silent. His message instead: Voting and organizing matter. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world can't revert to a time before globalization. "That is why America can not turn inward", Obama told the cheering crowd. (more...)
Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen
- November 18, 2016

The Iran-backed Houthis had agreed to a "cessation of hostilities beginning on November 17, provided the other party implements the same commitment", Mr Kerry said during a visit to the UAE. Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile that was launched from Yemen at dawn on Tuesday, the official Saudi Press Agency reported . (more...)
Trump may repeal Obamacare first thing on Inauguration Day Trump may repeal Obamacare first thing on Inauguration Day
- November 18, 2016

In his interview with the Wall Street Journal , he even suggested that Obamacare could be "amended". "I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that", Trump told WSJ. Trump, he said, is willing to work with everyone who is willing to work with him. Trump's positions on Friday are not entirely new, as he's previously voiced support for certain parts of Obamacare as a candidate. (more...)
South Korean prosecutors will question president over political scandal
- November 18, 2016

Choi Soon-sil, 60, is alleged to have pressured big companies into donating 77.4 billion won (66.3 million US dollars) to two nonprofit foundations she actually controls. Trump's presidential victory. She said wrongdoing would be punished, and that she was prepared to be investigated by prosecutors. She is accused of giving state secrets to a friend. (more...)
Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College
- November 18, 2016

Politico noted the 538 members of the Electoral College are scheduled to gather in their various state capitals and formally vote for president December 19 . Before anyone can begin to question the viability of the electoral college , it is important to understand how it works. States with 105 more electoral votes are needed to make it a reality. (more...)
Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance
- November 18, 2016

The President-elect added that he never had an awkward moment during the meeting. And, if he does, we will all benefit from it. Obama said that Trump's lack of a solid policy foundation could make him open to change. "It's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign", Obama said. (more...)
Kosovo police: Attack on Israeli soccer team thwarted Kosovo police: Attack on Israeli soccer team thwarted
- November 18, 2016

Police acted in coordination and cooperation with the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA), and said attacks were planned to have taken place not only in Kosovo and neighboring Albania , but across the Balkans, local daily Zeri.info reported . (more...)
Pakistan submits to Turkey's 'authoritarian demands' on Gulen
- November 18, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the suffering of Kashmiris due to escalating Indo-Pak tensions "can no longer be ignored" as he called on the two countries to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue. Erdogan said Turkey's educational authorities would help Pakistan overcome any problems the expulsion may cause. Feto will not be allowed to harm Pakistan, he said, thanking Pakistan for its solidarity in the fight against this terrorist organisation, he said. (more...)
India, Israel to expand defence, security ties India, Israel to expand defence, security ties
- November 18, 2016

During his meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders on Tuesday, President Rivlin said that the main objective of his visit was to strengthen bilateral defence and political ties. (more...)
Grandmother invites teen to Thanksgiving dinner after sending wrong text
- November 18, 2016

He responded with a photo of himself and asked for her to save him a plate. And as one Arizona teen learned, someone still can be invited to the table, even if the grandma serving dinner is a complete stranger. Jamal Hinton was in class when he received a text message from a woman claiming to be his grandmother stating what time Thanksgiving dinner would be. (more...)
Obama administration backs off Pacific trade deal vote effort
- November 18, 2016

It reported that Japan's lower house of Parliament passed the TPP earlier this week. "( President ) Obama, I believe correctly, saw the TPP as a way to give the USA leadership in developing the trade agenda for all of Asia. Obama would also be explaining to the other 11 countries during the Peru summit next week about the state of the deal. The Obama administration has long argued TPP is essential to shoring up America's influence in the Asia-Pacific region and providing a boost to ... (more...)
Police seek tips on dark-colored SUV seen where woman killed Police seek tips on dark-colored SUV seen where woman killed
- November 18, 2016

It was parked near where the woman's body was found, Early said. The vehicle was parked on Brooks Station Road on August 7, the day Marcotte was killed. Police suspect the Boston University graduate fought with her attacker, leaving him with scrapes and bruises. The Worcester County District Attorney's Office and Princeton Police investigating Marcotte's murder have received more than 1,000 tips since the slaying, but none have led to an arrest. (more...)
Utah School Stabbing Leaves 5 Injured, School Startled Utah School Stabbing Leaves 5 Injured, School Startled
- November 17, 2016

At 2 p.m., the Orem Police Department tweeted that the suspect and one victim had been released from the hospital. According to a statement from the Alpine School District , a 16-year-old student, using a knife with a 3-inch blade, stabbed five students before stabbing himself in the neck. (more...)
Four players accused of sexual assault Four players accused of sexual assault
- November 17, 2016

Regardless of the guiltiness of Purdue's accused players, the NCAA and universities need to a way better job ensuring the safety of students from sexual assaults. Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said in a statement that his office won't file criminal charges after reviewing the evidence. "School officials must move quickly to hold these players accountable for their actions and show these victims that their voices are being heard", Massillamany stated in a release . (more...)

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