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President Donald Trump pardons turkey in annual White House tradition

President Donald Trump pardons turkey in annual White House tradition Not all those birds were as lucky as Wishbone and Drumstick, whose names were selected by a White House social media poll. The two will now live out their days at " Gobbler's Rest ", on the Virginia Tech campus, along with last year's turkeys, Tater and Tot. [Full Article...]

Moore campaign lashes out again at accusations

Moore campaign lashes out again at accusations Before the allegations came to light, Moore was heavily favoured to defeat Democrat Doug Jones , a former federal prosecutor, in the special election on December 12. Trump, McConnell and the NRSC backed Moore's primary opponent, appointed Sen. "I think it's a very special time because a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society and I think it's very, very good for wom... [Full Article...]

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Beirut after resignation

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Beirut after resignation Lebanese President Michel Aoun has not recognized the resignation of Hariri, echoing Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's concerns that the statement could have been made under pressure by the Saudi authorities. "Hariri may be looking for comforting words and inspiration from el-Sissi", said Hilal Khashan, political science professor at the American University of Beirut, who pointed out Egypt's h... [Full Article...]

Alibaba gobbles up stake in China's Walmart

Alibaba gobbles up stake in China's Walmart A unit of Alibaba will pay $2.9bn (£2.2bn) for both direct and indirect holdings in Sun Art, which operates more than 400 stores across China . The move is a part of Alibaba's plan to mark its presence felt in the traditional retail market. [Full Article...]

Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi passes away

Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi passes away His death is an irreparable loss to the Congress party and the country", Gandhi said. He is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunshi, a theatre worker and his son Priyadeep. In matters political, or personal, I used to seek his guidance on nearly everything, " said Subrata Mukherjee, the senior most minister in Mamata Banerjee's cabinet. [Full Article...]

U.S. military reports 20348 sexual assaults in 4 years

U.S. military reports 20348 sexual assaults in 4 years The Pentagon estimated that 32 per cent of service members experiencing sexual assaults in the 2016 fiscal year, up from 25 per cent in the previous two years. A restricted report is one made confidentially by a victim who may be seeking "advocacy, support services, medical care, and mental health counseling" and is not referred to criminal investigation, SAPRO said. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton questions 'legitimacy' of Trump's victory in 2016 election

Hillary Clinton questions 'legitimacy' of Trump's victory in 2016 election Trump's comments came in response to a Clinton interview with Mother Jones , in which she questioned the legitimacy of the 2016 election and the results thereof. President Donald Trump dishes out some of the strongest words he's ever had for Hillary Clinton . On WABC radio , Clinton said the Franken situation differs from Moore because the Minnesota senator apologized said he would "gladl... [Full Article...]

Roy Moore continues to deny mounting allegations

Roy Moore continues to deny mounting allegations Al Franken , the Minnesota Democrat who was accused earlier in the day of groping and sexual hectoring during a 2006 USO tour. Sounds like a Mel Brooks joke. What's the Fallout: Take Moore out of the equation. The women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault are patiently awaiting his undoing. [Full Article...]

China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea

China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea China on Thursday reiterated its call for an agreement between North Korea and the US under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program, apparently contradicting remarks a day earlier by President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump halts speech to sip water, sparks Marco Rubio flashback

Trump halts speech to sip water, sparks Marco Rubio flashback When he came up empty-handed, Trump quipped, "They don't have water". In addition, during the election campaign, Trump made fun of US Senator Marco Rubio when he interrupted his speech to drink water. Help!' This is on live television. Trump held up and opened a bottle of water, saying, "It's Rubio". The senator joked after the president's speech that Trump needs to work on his form. [Full Article...]

Judge Declares a Mistrial in Senator Menendez's Bribery Trial

Judge Declares a Mistrial in Senator Menendez's Bribery Trial Menendez and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen were charged with running a bribery scheme between 2006 and 2013 in which Menendez traded his political influence for luxury vacations and flights on the doctor's private plane. "It's possible someone could be found not guilty at a criminal trial, and the committee could still determine clear and convincing evidence of an ethics violation". [Full Article...]

1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter

1 militant killed, 3 arrested in ongoing Kund encounter IGP Khan said that "there is a relentless campaign by Pakistan on social media to lure Kashmiri youth towards militancy, and there is also religious exploitation by such forces". "Now we will ask him what drove him to join militants", Khan said about Shams-ul-Viqar, an alumnus of the elite DPS school and a top athlete. During the presser, Commandant of Anantnag-based 2 Sector of Indian Army, Bri... [Full Article...]

Russian lawmakers pass law targeting foreign media as 'foreign agents'

Russian lawmakers pass law targeting foreign media as 'foreign agents' The Moscow-based broadcaster has become a focus of the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. The new bill expands the scope of the 2013 so-called foreign agents law which primarily targeted NGOs, forcing several of the most reputable to close and many more to curtail their work. [Full Article...]

Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo

Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo The United Nations on Tuesday dismissed a Saudi demand that tighter inspections be put in place at Yemen´s rebel-held Hodeida port before a devastating blockade is lifted. Although Iran denies backing the Houthi rebels, the Saudi-led coalition said it will continue to keep the seaport closed until the United Nations comes up with a program that ensures weapons intended for the Houthis do not m... [Full Article...]

Dem Reads Trump Tweets During Sessions Hearing

Dem Reads Trump Tweets During Sessions Hearing He is also likely to face questions about Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation. Sessions is at the hearing to answer questions about his leadership of the Department of Justice and his interactions with Russians while a top adviser in the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Roy Moore Accuser Describes 1977 Assault: I Was "Begging Him To Stop"

Roy Moore Accuser Describes 1977 Assault: I Was Democrats pounced on Walker's comments Monday, calling them an affront to victims of sexual assault and harassment. The crossfire escalated a GOP civil war over Moore's Senate candidacy in a December 12 special election, which until last week's allegations was viewed as an inevitable Republican win in the deep-red state. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit The rally was part of the series of "Ban Trump" protests , as Bayan denounced the holding of the 31st summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and US President Trump. Trump has previously praised Duterte's handling of his nation's drug problems. His final stop is the Philippines. Since coming to office 16 months ago, the firebrand leader has been conciliatory to Beijing, ... [Full Article...]

7.2 magnitude quake strikes Iran-Iraq border region - USGS

7.2 magnitude quake strikes Iran-Iraq border region - USGS Iraq's Meteorological Organization issued a warning on state TV urging people to stay away from buildings and to avoid from using elevators, CNN reported. A TASS correspondent reported from Kuwait City that earth tremors had been felt in that city. Shocks were felt in several Iranian cities, with eight villages damaged and electricity cut in others, local media said. [Full Article...]

Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack

Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack The driver, a 28-year-old man who was known to police for committing minor offenses, was arrested at the scene, polices sources said. According to the French police, a man driving a vehicle outside a high school near Toulouse "deliberately" rammed into the students, leaving two of them in a serious condition, AFP said. [Full Article...]

Too early to talk about Lebanon's government resigning: parliament speaker

Too early to talk about Lebanon's government resigning: parliament speaker The resignation marks the end of a shaky Shia-Sunni political alliance forming the government, which has somewhat managed to keep away the violence battering neighbouring Syria . "The Saudis felt that Hariri was not delivering and that Hezbollah and Iran were using [the governing arrangement] for their interest", said Shavit. [Full Article...]


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