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One dead and 47 injured in fuel tax protests in France

One dead and 47 injured in fuel tax protests in France Another woman driving a vehicle panicked when she encountered a roadblock and ran over a protester, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Saturday on live television. The Interior Ministry said security forces used tear gas in several places to unblock major routes, notably at the access road to the Mont Blanc tunnel where about 30 canisters were fired. [Full Article...]

Britain to push UN Security Council to back humanitarian truce in Yemen

Britain to push UN Security Council to back humanitarian truce in Yemen The Houthis had said in September that they wanted United Nations guarantees their plane would not have to stop in Djibouti for inspection by the Saudi-led coalition. "This is a crucial moment for Yemen", he said, warning that a flareup of fighting on the ground could derail the peace effort. The Security Council is set to discuss Yemen's conflict and the humanitarian crisis this evening (8pm Un... [Full Article...]

Stacey Abrams says she can't win Georgia governor's race

Stacey Abrams says she can't win Georgia governor's race Voters were denied a ballot and turned away from the polls because they hadn't voted in the last three years and/or the last two federal elections, and Kemp's office had purged hundreds of thousands of people from the rolls for "inactivity". [Full Article...]

Iran held a penalty "coin of the Sultan"

Iran held a penalty Iran detained Mazloumin in July for hoarding two tons of gold coins and accused him of "spreading corruption on earth" - a capital offence under Iran's Islamic laws. The Islamic Revolutionary Court - which deals with national security issues - had sentenced the two men to death in October. At the same time, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump says he finished answering questions for Mueller investigation

Trump says he finished answering questions for Mueller investigation Speaking to reporters on Friday , Trump said that the reason he's treating the Mueller investigation as a personal affront is because he believes it's a winning tactic. They are a disgrace to our Nation and don't.care how many lives the (sic) ruin. "And you know why it's going to be just fine?" The president continued to maintain his innocence while launching a fresh round of attacks on the p... [Full Article...]

China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands: USA govt sources

China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands: USA govt sources Vice President Mike Pence issued the warning as tension between the two global super-powers continue to rise ahead of crunch talks between Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Argentina later this month. Lighthizer has played a key role in negotiating trade deals with South Korea, Canada and Mexico. A US team led by Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass discussed trade iss... [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Hated 1st Trip to Kenya

Michelle Obama Reveals Why She Hated 1st Trip to Kenya When Kimmel pressed her more, asking if a similar situation had ever arisen in the Obama White House, she put it bluntly, "Not once". "Because he jokes around a lot but then you realize, 'Oh, I have to maybe reel it in because of the position I have'". [Full Article...]

White House Must Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Credentials, Judge Rules

White House Must Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Credentials, Judge Rules District Court in Washington, U.S. CNN argues that taking away Acosta's pass violated his and the network's First and Fifth Amendment rights (freedom of the press and due process, respectively). But Kelly said that a 1977 D.C. Circuit opinion, involving a reporter for The Nation who was denied a press pass by the Secret Service, requires that the White House give proper notice of a revocation ... [Full Article...]

National Security adviser leaves at First Lady's request

National Security adviser leaves at First Lady's request Ricardel's continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities", she said. "Mira Ricardel will continue to support the President as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the Administration". [Full Article...]

Protests held over comments made at rape trial

Protests held over comments made at rape trial A barrister in the Cork trial told the jury to look at the way the complainant was dressed. Using a thong as evidence of implied consent was considered victim-blaming and slut-shaming by many women on social media, who started posting pictures of their underwear using the #ThisIsNotConsent hashtag. [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks Says Founder Julian Assange Charged In US

WikiLeaks Says Founder Julian Assange Charged In US American prosecutors have obtained a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange , whose website published thousands of classified USA government documents, a US federal court document showed on Thursday. Assange". The Justice Department is also feeling " increasingly optimistic " about the possibility of having Assange extradited to the United States, the Washington inside... [Full Article...]

Facebook management apparently ordered to ditch their iPhones for Android

Facebook management apparently ordered to ditch their iPhones for Android Zuckerberg added, however, that anti-Facebook activism "was not a spontaneous grassroots effort, it was well-funded". The story, based on interviews with more than 50 people, makes the case that Zuckerberg and Sandberg "ignored warning signs" that Russians were exploiting the platform, "then sought to hide them from public view". [Full Article...]

Trump rips Theresa May in phone call, echoes Macron, Trudeau attack

Trump rips Theresa May in phone call, echoes Macron, Trudeau attack When asked by a reporter about the tweets , Macron said, "At each important moment in our history we have been allies, and between allies there is respect and I do not want to hear the rest". The President of the United States Donald trump harshly criticized Prime Minister Theresa may , who called to congratulate him on his success of the Republican party in the midterm elections in Congress... [Full Article...]

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing Pacific Gas & Electric, commonly referred to as PG&E, the utility company in Northern California, may be responsible for the Camp Fire that's now burning Northern California. Cal Fire said the Camp Fire had grown to 140,000 acres (57,000 hectares), but was 40% contained. In Southern California, where there have been several smaller fires, the Wolsey Fire has been linked to at least three death... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh Declines to Start Repatriation of Rohingya amid Protests

Bangladesh Declines to Start Repatriation of Rohingya amid Protests Refugees, Repatriation and Rehabilitation Commissioner Abul Kalam said earlier Wednesday that 30 refugee families would be handed over Thursday at the Ghumdhum border point near Cox's Bazar, where refugees have been living in crammed camps. [Full Article...]

Monkeys Kill Elderly Woman In Agra, Second Death In Two Days

Monkeys Kill Elderly Woman In Agra, Second Death In Two Days Neighbours said frantic efforts to lure the monkey with edibles to release the baby did not bear fruits as the mischievous animal firmly clung on the newborn with its claws. Stones were thrown at the monkey to enable it drop the baby, reports MIRROR UK . "They are in all the five railway stations in the city, in hospitals, hotels and roads". [Full Article...]

China sends written response to United States trade reform demands

China sends written response to United States trade reform demands A U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment late Wednesday. The fresh momentum comes after months of widening stalemate between the world's two largest economies over trade, a key issue for Trump . [Full Article...]

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny reports of Hodeidah cease-fire

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny reports of Hodeidah cease-fire Saudi Arabia's key Western allies, including the United States, have called for a ceasefire ahead of the United Nations-led efforts to reinstate peace after more than three years of war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of starvation. "The offensive to liberate the port city will continue to prevent the rebels from threatening the worldwide navigation in the Red Sea", al-Maliki said at a press ... [Full Article...]

Trump Goes Ballistic On Mueller: 'Absolutely Nuts'

Trump Goes Ballistic On Mueller: 'Absolutely Nuts' Publicly at least, Mueller's 18-month investigation was relatively quiet in the weeks leading up to the November 6 nation-wide congressional elections, partly because the Department of Justice tries to refrain from bringing politically sensitive cases forward around major elections. [Full Article...]

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Michelle Obama About Marriage and More

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Michelle Obama About Marriage and More Ms Obama said Mr Trump's comments had put her family in danger. "I stopped even trying to smile". Though she loved her husband and "had faith in what he could do", she writes that part of why she let him run is because she believed he wouldn't make it too far in the race. [Full Article...]


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