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Trump vows to visit United States troops in war zones

Trump vows to visit United States troops in war zones President Trump , speaking exclusively to Fox News' Chris Wallace in a wide-ranging interview, revealed what President Obama told him was the biggest challenge facing the USA, discussed pending high-level departures from his administration and admitted that he occasionally enjoys calling on CNN reporter Jim Acosta. [Full Article...]

Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

Finnish president Sauli Niinistö told Yle that he believed Trump was referring to their encounter in Paris last weekend marking the WWI armistice centenary. "I was watching the firemen the other day, and they were raking areas". But Niinistö said he does not recall any discussion of "raking" forest floors as something he would have suggested in any way. [Full Article...]

'Tragic illusion' to think can remedy Brexit deal with future relationship

'Tragic illusion' to think can remedy Brexit deal with future relationship On Thursday, four ministers resigned over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement , lawmakers hammered the document, saying it has no chance of getting through Parliament, and Brexiteers began submitting their no-confidence letters. The leaders of her Northern Irish allies the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the opposition Labour party have both signalled that they would not back the deal... [Full Article...]

Hobo 'hero' who helped thwart Aussie terror attack charged with theft

Hobo 'hero' who helped thwart Aussie terror attack charged with theft Rogers gained instant fame when video posted on social media showed him using a metal shopping cart to try and stop a stabbing rampage in central Melbourne by Hassan Khalif Shire Ali , who killed one man and wounded two others before being fatally shot by police. [Full Article...]

APEC fails to reach consensus as US-China divide dominates

APEC fails to reach consensus as US-China divide dominates Pointing to the " two big giants in the room ", the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation's ( APEC ) chair, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, informed Sunday's closing news conference that the expected Leaders' Declaration would not be issued. [Full Article...]

Faces Covered, Armed Amritsar Attackers First Threatened Woman

Faces Covered, Armed Amritsar Attackers First Threatened Woman The accused threw a hand grenade at the people attending the religious congregation where close to 250 persons were in attendance and then fled away. While politicians and leaders reacted to Sunday's attack, AAP leader in Punjab HS Phoolka caused a stir with his statement accusing Army Chief Bipin Rawat of being "behind the attack". [Full Article...]

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault Last year, DeVos rescinded the Obama administration's controversial Title IX guidelines that imposed stricter requirements on colleges to investigate sexual assault cases. "I think we were all expecting more structure around expectations related to due process and more narrowly defined definitions than what had been out there before", she said. [Full Article...]

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump's forest remark

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump's forest remark Trump continued his recent policy of refraining from criticizing California after an early tweet in response to the fires prompted backlash for threatening to cut off funding to the Golden State. Trump said in Chico, California. Citing a study that found the amount of land burnt in California over the past 15 years has doubled because of climate change, Brown noted that the only way to ensure "l... [Full Article...]

Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom Friday to seven Americans - three posthumously - for their contributions to life in the USA, including the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , music legend Elvis Presley and New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth . [Full Article...]

US Says It Has No Final Conclusion Yet About Khashoggi

US Says It Has No Final Conclusion Yet About Khashoggi Reacting to the development, a Saudi Embassy spokeswoman said that "the claims in this purported assessment are false". "We need to punish who ordered this, who's in charge, and really the only thing they understand over there is strength", Paul added. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalition

Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalition Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly told a meeting of key cabinet ministers yesterday that he can not hold the coalition together in the face of increasing opposition to Bennett's demand to be handed the defence portfolio in return for keeping his Jewish Home party in the coalition. [Full Article...]

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide The man ultimately responsible for the deaths of two Australian yachtsmen who were killed by the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, has been found guilty of genocide and sentenced to life imprisonment. The court found that during their rule, the Khmer Rouge had a policy to target Cham and Vietnamese people to create "an atheistic and homogenous society without class divisions", Judge Nil Nonn said i... [Full Article...]

California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 631

California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 631 While a news release by Cal OES on Sunday promoted the use of N95 masks to help "breathe easy" in light of wildfire smoke blanketing Northern California, Sacramento County this week published multiple warnings discouraging the use and distribution of such masks. [Full Article...]

Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis Gillum initially conceded the Governor's race on election night last Tuesday, but retracted the concession after it became apparent that there would be a recount. Gillum appeared in a Facebook video with his wife, R. Jai Gillum, to acknowledge his loss ― by a margin of just 0.41 percentage points . A second, manual recount is underway in that contest, because the margin following the initial ma... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence quashes Donald Trump rift reports, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

Mike Pence quashes Donald Trump rift reports, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories Other sources told The Times that Trump's inquiry about Pence's loyalty was actually in reference to Nick Ayers' fealty to his cause. "Not even a doubt about it in my mind. It's possible Trump could consider a re-election run with a different name for Vice President. And I've been honored to serve as his vice president. "Changing the No. [Full Article...]

Argentine Navy Submarine Missing For A Year Found Deep In Atlantic

Argentine Navy Submarine Missing For A Year Found Deep In Atlantic After the sub went missing, the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) said it had detected a noise a few hours after the vessel's last contact. 'We are all destroyed here'. The San Juan was constructed in the German port of Emden in 1983 and was later refitted in Argentina . The navy lost contact with the submarine on November 15 a year ago, about 280 miles... [Full Article...]

Trupti Desai to abandon Sabarimala visit after protests

Trupti Desai to abandon Sabarimala visit after protests The temple opened Friday amid a tense standoff involving social activist Trupti Desai in Kochi and a move by its administrator to seek time from the Supreme Court to implement its verdict. The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the Sabarimala shrine, on Friday chose to approach the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement its order allowing women in the menstrual age to offer prayers... [Full Article...]

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...]


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