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The Sunday Edition: President Donald Trump Tweetstorm The Sunday Edition: President Donald Trump Tweetstorm
- November 19, 2018

President Donald Trump started off the Sunday morning Twitter attack quietly, touting his interview appearance with Chris Wallace on Fox. "If you look at presidents in the White House, it's nearly never happened where you won a seat", Trump said. (more...)
Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring
- November 19, 2018

Niinisto told Finland's Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he and Trump had discussed California wildfires during their brief meeting in Paris on November 11. "The fire was right over there and they were raking trees, little trees like this, nut trees, little bushes that you could see were totally dry, weeds". (more...)
No better Brexit deal available, European Union ministers tell Britain No better Brexit deal available, European Union ministers tell Britain
- November 19, 2018

The long-awaited draft Brexit agreement was finally published , sparking ministerial resignations, including that of the Brexit secretary, and a parade of MPs brandishing letters of no confidence in the prime minister. It comes after several ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab , quit over her Brexit plan, throwing the Government into crisis. Blumel said March 29 is set as Brexit day and the withdrawal will be approved as is on Sunday, while the political declaration would ... (more...)
A humbled Trolley Man will get bail A humbled Trolley Man will get bail
- November 19, 2018

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. (more...)
Police called after Chinese bully host at Pacific summit Police called after Chinese bully host at Pacific summit
- November 19, 2018

Elsewhere in the Sino region, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC ) wrapped up its latest forum held in Papua New Guinea late on Friday, and a lack of consensus amongst the Pacific leaders sees APEC failing to ratify and complete a leadership communique as members failed to come to a group agreement on future progress on multilateral trade terms, and Zhang Shaogang, the director-general of the worldwide division of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce stated that a "chairman's statement" ... (more...)
3 killed, 10 injured in alleged grenade attack on gurdwara in Amritsar 3 killed, 10 injured in alleged grenade attack on gurdwara in Amritsar
- November 19, 2018

A religious congregation of the Nirankaris was being conducted inside the Bhavan at the time of the incident. Soon after the attack, the chief minister reviewed the law and order situation in the state and asked the state home secretary, director general of police, director generals, law & order and intelligence, to rush to Rajasansi in Amritsar to supervise the ongoing probe into the grenade attack, an official spokesman said here. (more...)
May takes swipe at Tory critics ahead of 'critical' week for Brexit May takes swipe at Tory critics ahead of 'critical' week for Brexit
- November 19, 2018

Dominic Raab, the former Brexit Secretary whose resignation last week triggered the current crisis, said he was opposed to any attempt to oust the Prime Minister. They are also concerned this will make it harder to strike new trade deals with other major economies such as the United States. He said in his letter that "it would be in the best interest of the Party and the country if she were to stand aside". (more...)
Missing Argentine navy submarine ARA San Juan 'imploded' at sea Missing Argentine navy submarine ARA San Juan 'imploded' at sea
- November 19, 2018

Crew members only had a seven day supply of air when the San Juan disappeared. "We do know they can get it out because Ocean Infinity told us they can, that they have equipment, " said Luis Antonio Niz, father of crew member Luis Niz. Argentina's president Mauricio Macri reiterated his "absolute and non-negotiable commitment" to find "the truth", having promised a full investigation in the weeks after the sub went missing. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Poised to Take Senate Judiciary Gavel Lindsey Graham Poised to Take Senate Judiciary Gavel
- November 18, 2018

The spot opened after Orrin Hatch, a long-time Republican senator from Utah, retired this year. The Committee on Finance is one of the original committees established in the Senate and was first created on December 11, 1815. More recently, Grassley has been a key proponent of a criminal-justice bill that would cut mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes, including drug offenses. (more...)
British PM heading for Brussels for talks on future ties British PM heading for Brussels for talks on future ties
- November 18, 2018

The first question she faced on a LBC radio phone-in show to defend her deal was from a caller who asked her to "respectfully stand down". More than 20 Conservative lawmakers have written to call for May to go, and a total 48 requests are needed to trigger a leadership contest. (more...)
US opposes UN resolution upholding Syria's right to Golan National News US opposes UN resolution upholding Syria's right to Golan National News
- November 18, 2018

In a statement Thursday, Ambassador Nikki Haley cited the resolution's "anti-Israel bias" - a key focus of her tenure at the United Nations - as one reason to oppose it. The Syrian regime's "atrocities prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone", the statement read, adding that the Iranian presence inside Syria presents "major threats to global security" and that "ISIS and other terrorist groups remain in Syria". (more...)
United States experts question anonymous sources, leaks in Khashoggi case United States experts question anonymous sources, leaks in Khashoggi case
- November 18, 2018

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior USA official and a source familiar with the matter. (more...)
Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet after quitting over Windrush row Amber Rudd returns to Cabinet after quitting over Windrush row
- November 18, 2018

According to the paper, Michael Gove and other Leave-supporting ministers chose to stay in their posts to lead the campaign for a "better Brexit " from inside the cabinet. She apologised after it emerged that some migrants from Commonwealth countries, who were encouraged to settle in the United Kingdom from the late 1940s to 1973, were being wrongly declared illegal immigrants. (more...)
Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump
- November 18, 2018

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Vikings player Alan Page has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She and her husband own two newspapers: the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Israel Hayom. President Donald Trump . "Here to celebrate Miriam's award is Sheldon - where is Sheldon?" Some questioned Trump's decision to recognize Miriam Adelson so soon after the November 6 election. (more...)
Death Toll Rises to 76 in California Fire Death Toll Rises to 76 in California Fire
- November 18, 2018

Trump told reporters before departing the White House Saturday that during his visit to affected areas he and local authorities would be "talking about forest management". Along the route are some bystanders who are holding Trump signs. Military troops are assisting forensics teams and cadaver dogs as they continue to search for human remains eight days on after the Camp Fire first broke out. (more...)
More protection for accusers of campus sexual assaults under proposed rule changes More protection for accusers of campus sexual assaults under proposed rule changes
- November 18, 2018

The Department of Education on Friday proposed new rules for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on college campuses that would bolster the rights of those accused of wrongdoing. Obama-era guidelines defined sexual harassment only as "unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature" that was so severe or pervasive that it denied or limited access to education. (more...)
Looming elections after negotiations fail between Netanyahu and Bennett Looming elections after negotiations fail between Netanyahu and Bennett
- November 18, 2018

The party stopped short of pulling out of the government, which would have triggered an immediate collapse, but there seemed to be little prospect of holding the fractious coalition together. On Thursday, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri also called for early elections. After two days of harsh fighting this week, a ceasefire was agreed upon between Hamas and the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . (more...)
May takes control of Brexit endgame as ministers defy her plans May takes control of Brexit endgame as ministers defy her plans
- November 18, 2018

Disaffected "Brexiteers" think they have the numbers required to trigger a challenge to her leadership within days. The appointments took place against the unprecedented backdrop of five cabinet ministers plotting to overhaul the agreement May has secured with the bloc. (more...)
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
- November 18, 2018

Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are the last surviving senior leaders of the group and are already serving life sentences for the regime's forced transfers and disappearances of masses of people. Khieu Samphan had at one point been the smiling, polite figurehead who nominally was the head of state in the Khmer Rouge regime. Both men denied the charges. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May survives but remains a wounded leader Brexit: Theresa May survives but remains a wounded leader
- November 18, 2018

Despite Barclay's Vote Leave background, political commentators have suggested he will limited influence on Theresa May's Brexit plan before MPs vote on it in the coming months. Most Labour MPs, including some who campaigned to stay in the European Union, represent districts that voted to leave and where sovereignty and borders remain potent issues. (more...)
Kilogramme redefined: Formula replaces mass of a platinum-iridium lump Kilogramme redefined: Formula replaces mass of a platinum-iridium lump
- November 18, 2018

Dutch CIPM member Gert Rietveld and International representatives applause after the final vote introducing the reform during the International General Conference of Weights and Measures held in Versailles, near Paris, France, Nov. Now kg is supposed to be measured by the so-called Watt scales (or balance of the Kibble) - this instrument determines the mass via Planck's constant, the basic constant of quantum theory. (more...)
Sub found after disappearing a year ago with 44 aboard Sub found after disappearing a year ago with 44 aboard
- November 18, 2018

Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said Argentina does not have the technology to recover the submarine, and officials are determining next steps, according to the AP . The discovery came the day after a ceremony, which Macri attended, at the San Juan's Mar del Plata base on the first anniversary of its disappearance. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth's Full Statement to Donald Trump About California Wildfires Queen Elizabeth's Full Statement to Donald Trump About California Wildfires
- November 18, 2018

The Los Angeles area has also been affected by fires, with the Woolsey Fire burning through Ventura County. Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Numerous missing in the deadly Northern California wildfire are elderly residents in Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 north of the destroyed town of Paradise. (more...)
Gillum congratulates DeSantis on winning Governor Gillum congratulates DeSantis on winning Governor
- November 18, 2018

Responding to the news on Twitter, Mr DeSantis said it was now "time to bring Florida together" . This was about creating the kind of change in this state that really allows for the voices of every day people to show up again in our government and in our state and in our communities. (more...)
Trump Is Questioning Mike Pence's Loyalty Trump Is Questioning Mike Pence's Loyalty
- November 17, 2018

But Trump repeated that Pence was "100 percent loyal" as vice president. Some people in the White House described Pence as a loyal supporter of the president, and Pence himself has made clear in public statements that he is committed to Trump and his agenda. (more...)
Trupti Desai aborts Sabarimala trip, vows to come back Trupti Desai aborts Sabarimala trip, vows to come back
- November 17, 2018

The devotees ensured that cab drivers do not provide service to Desai and her group, and threatened hotel staff to not provide them with rooms. "We are at a standstill and now the situation is becoming even worse", said Mr Sasikumar Varma, a top representative of the Pandalam royal family that has been traditionally involved in the temple's management. (more...)
One dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests One dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests
- November 17, 2018

A motorist on Saturday accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France that has been triggered by fuel tax hikes, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. The government sent in police to monitor tens of thousands of gathering points, some not declared in advance and therefore illegal. The fluorescent yellow vests donned by the protesters must be kept in the vehicles of all French drivers in case of auto troubles. (more...)
Yemen: UK drafts United Nations resolution condemning Houthi ballistic missiles Yemen: UK drafts United Nations resolution condemning Houthi ballistic missiles
- November 17, 2018

Griffiths announced he was close to reaching a deal on an exchange of prisoners and detainees, in a further confidence-building measure ahead of planned talks. "That may not yet be classified as starvation, but we are marching toward disaster", Beasley said. Also both Mark Lowck, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Executive Director of the UN World Food Program, David Beasley are expected to present their reports on Yemen. (more...)
Democrat admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race, vows to sue Democrat admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race, vows to sue
- November 17, 2018

Before President Donald Trump won election in 2016, Clinton expressed serious doubts that Trump would accept defeat at the ballot box, and a number of Democrats echoed her sentiments, suggesting that Trump could draw on a narrow loss for weeks or even months, forcing unnecessary and redundant recounts to " prove " he lost through election meddling. (more...)
Iran executes two men accused of economic crimes Iran executes two men accused of economic crimes
- November 17, 2018

The very specter of sanctions, even before they were resumed in August, plunged the Iranian currency market into turmoil and sent the rial plummeting about 70 percent against the dollar, fueling a surge in prices and encouraging illegal trading. (more...)

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