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Hurricane Otto weakens as focus shifts to risk of landslides and flooding

Hurricane Otto weakens as focus shifts to risk of landslides and flooding Evacuations are already ongoing in part of Central America as Hurricane Otto batters the region. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said there were three storm-related deaths in his country, including one child killed on the way to school when the auto his mother was driving was struck by a falling tree limb. [Full Article...]

Russia upset by muted response to Aleppo attack

This outcome followed the Council's unsuccessful attempts on 8 October to act on ending the bloodshed in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes to convince Syria's warring factions and their backers to return to the negotiating table before the besieged city of Aleppo is destroyed. [Full Article...]

Italy votes against change, Prime Minister admits defeat

For Italians who keep insisting they are hungry for change, Monday's vote had the effect of ushering in an Italian Groundhog Day. In foreign exchange markets, the euro steadied after bouncing back from a near 21-month low set the previous day after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was defeated in a referendum on constitutional reform. [Full Article...]

Pro-EU Van der Bellen becomes the face of Austria

However, former Green Party candidate Mr Van der Bellen actually increased his lead to a comfortable margin. Final results will not be certified until absentee votes are counted on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Among Hofer supporters, the top reason was that he "understands the concerns of people like me", cited by 55 percent of those respondents. With one blow to Europe's polit... [Full Article...]

Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school

Once they noticed the missing weapons they drove to Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful, Utah . The student allegedly fired a shotgun once into the ceiling of the classroom, and shortly thereafter his parents entered the classroom and stopped the incident. [Full Article...]

Thousands join blasphemy protest in Indonesian capital

Thousands join blasphemy protest in Indonesian capital They were detained hours before the second major protest by conservative Muslims against the Christian governor of Jakarta . Ahok , who is an an ethnic Chinese Christian, is alleged to have delivered a speech in September during which he accused his rivals of using the Qur'an to deceive voters. [Full Article...]

Trump said Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': Duterte

According to a Reuters report published on December 2 (morning of December 3 in Manila ), Mr. Trump also spoke via phone on that day with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. troops involved. The Philippine government emphasized that it is against extrajudicial or vigilante killings and its objective is to save Filipinos from the drug menace. [Full Article...]

Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths

Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths Erdo─čan referred to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation that was launched on August 24, after Ankara and Moscow began new dialogue over the course of developments in Syria. His comments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to meet Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for talks in the Turkish resort of Alanya on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul

Sheep blackened by the soot of oil fires set by Islamic State militants graze in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. "I am not going to judge the man by his election statements", al-Abadi said with a smile, according to the AP. [Full Article...]

Texans suffer third straight loss to fall to .500

In reality, though both coaches exhibit some boneheaded moves at times during games, it's hard to argue that OB's offense when clicking has shown that it can keep pace with McCarthy's offense when it's clicking. If you would like to receive an email each time a new Green Bay Packers article is published, fill out our email notification form . "Green Bay in the cold". [Full Article...]

Latest update on CM Jayalalitha's condition from Apollo sources

Latest update on CM Jayalalitha's condition from Apollo sources The AIADMK chief suffered the cardiac arrest hours after her party told media that she has fully recovered and will be returning home soon. The hospital bulletin said she is being treated by a team of cardiologists, pulmonologists and critical care specialists. [Full Article...]

Crucial Opec-non Opec meeting on global output deal on Dec 10

The Dubai crude spot price topped $50 a barrel Friday for the first time in a month and a half, hovering in the $50.90 range Friday morning. Giving details of the agreement reached, the Ministry said that at the 171st meeting held in Vienna, OPEC reached a landmark deal that will effectively cut production by about 1.2 million barrels per day, or about 4.5 percent of current production, to 32.5 ... [Full Article...]

Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'Thank you' tour

Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'Thank you' tour Despite being president-elect, it seems that particular pivot has yet to come. "He did it and we have you to thank". He bashed Hillary Clinton to chants of "lock her up" from the rowdy crowd while settling scores with the media and former rivals as well as announcing the nomination of former marine general James Mattis to be secretary of defence. [Full Article...]

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts

Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts After announcing Stein and recount supporters were dropping their case in state court, lawyer Jonathan Abady said they will seek an emergency federal court order Monday. Ms Stein, who says her campaign is focused on ensuring the integrity of the U.S. voting system, questioned why Mr Trump was "afraid" of a recount . [Full Article...]

Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms

Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms The shooting suspect, Ronald Gasser , was released on Friday morning and the Jefferson Parish police department indicated later in the day that Gasser fired the shots while still in the auto - something that could potentially clear him of any criminal punishment (more on that here). [Full Article...]

Controversy in Russian Federation over Holocaust ice dance routine

Jerusalem Post reported that this was not the first time Russian performers used the Holocaust as a theme for their dances. The couple skated to the song Beautiful That Way from the Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful and decided it would be a good idea to don striped uniforms with gold Stars of David as they portrayed Jewish prisoners in a concentration camp. [Full Article...]

Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands Some reports hold out the possibility of a resolution of their dispute over islands that Russian Federation calls the southern Kurile Islands and Japan calls Northern Territories, and even a World War II peace treaty. Moscow has brought the threats posed by the deployment of U.S. missile defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region to Tokyo's attention, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said... [Full Article...]

Aleppo rebels hope to reverse fortunes with new alliance

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is ready to hold quick talks with the USA "to ensure the withdrawal of all rebels without exception from eastern Aleppo , ensure humanitarian supplies to the city residents and the restoration of normal life in eastern Aleppo ". [Full Article...]

Tsunami warning lifted after power quake rocks Japan

Tsunami warning lifted after power quake rocks Japan The quake, which struck at 6 a.m. local time (4 p.m. ET Monday), was in fact a long-delayed aftershock from the 2011 event according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Television footage showed ships moving out to sea from harbors as tsunami warnings wailed after alerts of waves of up to 3 meters were issued. All Japan's nuclear power plants on the coast threatened by the tsunami have been ... [Full Article...]

Putin calls Trump a 'smart man'

Putin calls Trump a 'smart man' WHO'S HIRED Who is in Donald Trump's cabinet? "He is already a statesman, he is the head of the United States of America, one of the world's leading countries,". We are not seeking and have never sought enemies. Trump's chummy relationship with the former Cold War rival stoked fears that the Kremlin swayed the US election with a series of hacks targeting the Democratic National Committee. [Full Article...]


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