Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire The White House is anxious that the move could undermine moderates in Iran. "Iran should write us yet another letter saying thank you very much". Diplomacy is always our preferred course of action, but it does not work in a vacuum. Congressman have said the Iran Sanctions Act extension only continues sanctions already in place, so it isn't in violation of the nuclear deal, and they hadn't heard ... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest She is being treated and monitored by a team of experts including cardiologists, pulmonologists and critical care specialists. Wishing and Praying for speedy recovery. "I hope she gets better very soon", Rahul Gandhi tweeted. On November 13, she said she had taken "rebirth" and she is waiting to resume her duties after her complete recovery. [Full Article...]

Man who disclosed Rs 14000 crore black money arrested

In an interview to regional news channel ETV Gujarati , from whose news studio he was detained by the police on Saturday evening, Shah said that the income declared by him did not belong to him but he was dealing on behalf of some businessmen, politicians and government officials. [Full Article...]

LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The IOC is keen for cities to embrace its "Agenda 2020" initiative, which calls for, among other things, creating a more compact Games and using a high percentage of existing venues to lower costs. Meanwhile, Los Angeles released its figures only hours after an International Olympic Committee vice president called Tokyo's $20 billion budget unacceptable. [Full Article...]

North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions, Briefs Envoys in Pyongyang

North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions, Briefs Envoys in Pyongyang North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests . North Korea state media said an island targeted during the training saw loud explosions and light that simulated "the enemy's cities and military targets submerged in a sea of fire". [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul Mosul is the last urban stronghold Isis has in Iraq and Mr Abadi said liberating it would lead to the extremist group's eventual demise, since it would decrease its ability to recruit foreign fighters and attract financing. He said about 60 percent of the area was now retaken from IS. But while Iraq has witnessed an impressive string of territorial victories against IS under al-Abadi, the coun... [Full Article...]

EU 'Troika' fears for Italy as crumbling banks eye €40bn bail-out

EU 'Troika' fears for Italy as crumbling banks eye €40bn bail-out Italy is likely to retain a broking role in Brexit talks, despite uncertainty over Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. There is global concern about Italy's future political course, as turmoil could bring the opposition Five Star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment party that wants to take Italy out of the eurozone, closer to power.The Bank of Italy said last week it expected "a big increase in volat... [Full Article...]

Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

Ironically, it's Hofer's campaign which was the first to break the taboo of making public reference to Austria's most infamous native son, Adolf Hitler. "I'm happy that we don't have anything like this in this style in Austria ", he said. He said her actions had allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants to pass through Austria , "including terrorists". [Full Article...]

Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team

Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team Since Trump being the next president of the United States is now a reality, Pakistan has chose to follow a "proactive" approach to reach out to the Republican leader. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan PM office, Trump said that Pakistan is a "fantastic" country with "fantastic" people and he would love to visit Pakistan as President. [Full Article...]

Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual'

Haim Saban: Keith Ellison 'is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual' Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, said that, while the ADL attempted to look at Ellison even-handledly, his 2010 remarks are "both deeply disturbing and disqualifying ". When his former activism emerged as an issue in his 2006 campaign, his renunciation of those past associations was clear and forceful. "In my effort to pursue justice for the African-American community, I neglected to ... [Full Article...]

Creator of the McDonald's Big Mac dies

In a 1993 interview with the Associated Press , he said McDonald's initially rejected the burger. He split it in three and assembled the Big Mac as the world knows it today, with a special sauce of his own devising. About 10 years ago, the Delligatti family opened a Big Mac museum in suburban Pittsburgh , the WSJ added. In Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Delligatti was running the loc... [Full Article...]

Heart of Asia conference begins in Amritsar

Although Pakistan has made it clear that it is open for a dialogue with India for bringing about a lasting peaceful solution to several outstanding issues between the two, it seems this time the Pakistan government has not made an official request to India for a bilateral meeting. [Full Article...]

Michigan's attorney general moves to block state vote recount

However, US District Judge James Peterson denied the motion to temporarily halt the recount . Before the board met on Friday morning, state Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to block the recount , claiming that Stein's petition is in violation of MI laws "that protect the integrity of our elections". [Full Article...]

No Note Ban Impact as BJP Wins Maharashtra 'Mini Assembly' Polls

No Note Ban Impact as BJP Wins Maharashtra 'Mini Assembly' Polls While Vapi municipal polls in the state, out of 44 seats the party won 41, whereas the Congress won 4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP's performance in Parliamentary, Assembly and local polls across India over the past few days illustrates that people want all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. [Full Article...]

Thailand's new king just made his first public appearance

The tenth ruler in Thailand's centuries-old Chakri dynasty, the newly ascendant sovereign will henceforth be known as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, or Rama X. Thailand is observing a year-long mourning period after his death. The new king's personal life and suitability as monarch has been the subject of private speculation by Thais and overseas observers beyond the reach o... [Full Article...]

Death toll in northern India train derailment jumps to 63

Sunday, jolting awake passengers who had settled in to sleep. Some sources said the number of passengers aboard the train Sunday was considerably higher. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the derailment. The death toll in the Kanpur rail tragedy where the Indore-Patna Express derailed, mounted to 145 on Monday while the search operations for any survivors came to an end. [Full Article...]

Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22 in Turkey

Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22 in Turkey Twenty-four people including 16 children were injured, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told at a press conference. ISTANBUL-Twelve people, majority schoolgirls, were killed on Tuesday when fire ravaged a dormitory for pupils in the southern Turkish region of Adana, local officials said. [Full Article...]

European Union chief says don't use expats as Brexit bargaining chips

To date, Prime Minister Theresa May has been unwilling to detail the Government's stance ahead of triggering Article 50, and setting in motion the two-year negotiations to secure the UK's exit. US insurer AIG last week said it may move its European headquarters from London to another EU country because of the Brexit vote. "What's the model? Have cake & eat it", another note states. [Full Article...]

Israel fired 2 missiles near Damascus: Syria

Israel fired 2 missiles near Damascus: Syria Find us on Facebook too! The regime regularly targets the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, parts of which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. Israeli security officials fear that if Hezbollah were to get its hands on Syrian SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, it would change the balance of power in the region and greatly hinder Israel's ability to conduct air sorties in Lebanon. [Full Article...]

Foreign Governments Warn Citizens About Indonesia Protest

Organisers of yesterday's rallies, led by the military chief, General Gatot Nurmantyo, also invited students and leaders of the six religions recognised in Indonesia. Some observers however say it is as much about politics, accusing the governor's rivals of whipping up anger in a bid to reduce his support. The first protest November 4 turned violent. [Full Article...]

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