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Sacked Catalan parliament speaker Carme Forcadell freed on bail

Speaker Carme Forcadell will be held in custody until she pays the 150,000-euro bail, according to the written ruling. Spanish government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo said the lawmakers' commitment to the judge indicated that a "return of constitutional order (in Catalonia) is starting to become a reality". [Full Article...]

Roy Moore releases statement denying sexual encounter allegations

Roy Moore releases statement denying sexual encounter allegations Several state Republicans suggested Thursday that the party is unlikely to disqualify Moore. The Post reported that Moore, then 32, first approached 14-year-old Leigh Corfman in early 1979 outside a courtroom in Etowah county, Alabama. [Full Article...]

Car Rams Into Crowd Near School in Southern France

Car Rams Into Crowd Near School in Southern France Exupery. The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man who was known to police for committing minor offences, was arrested at the scene, the sources said. The students are said to be aged 22 and 23. Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc tweeted (in French ): "Very shocked by the aggression towards the students in Blagnac". [Full Article...]

Pakistan Government to Allow Kulbhushan Jadhav's Wife to Meet Him

Pakistan Government to Allow Kulbhushan Jadhav's Wife to Meet Him In a major development indicating that Pakistan has somewhat relented, Islamabad on Friday evening announced that has it has "decided to arrange a meeting" in Pakistan of imprisoned former Indian naval officer Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife "purely on humanitarian grounds ". [Full Article...]

What happened in apex court on Friday?

What happened in apex court on Friday? Justifying his order the chief justice made clear that only he was authorized to decide the roster. The judge was arrested in September and is lodged in Tihar Jail here after CBI accused him of guiding the private medical college and assuring its management of favourable settlement of their cases in the Supreme Court . [Full Article...]

Stylish Melania Trump has a $800 answer for all the 'shoe police'

Stylish Melania Trump has a $800 answer for all the 'shoe police' During her visit, she also learnt about the giant panda's nutrition and training. He's affectionately known as a "panda with attitude", and there is a sign in English and Chinese outside his cage that declares his isolationist status, reading: "I'm a loner and I have teeth that bite". [Full Article...]

Veterans Day Observances Planned In Northwest Iowa

Veterans Day Observances Planned In Northwest Iowa Everyone was encouraged to recognize and be thankful towards these courageous men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving The United States of America. For further information, call Pastor Charlie Winkelman at 570-398-1909. "We have been hosting the annual veteran's day assembly for the last 14 years", Melonas said. [Full Article...]

Russia Acts to Name US Media as 'Foreign Agents' in RT Dispute

Russia Acts to Name US Media as 'Foreign Agents' in RT Dispute Russia plans new measures to restrict USA media working here after a Russian English-language TV channel said it was pressured into registering as a foreign agent in the United States, a senior legislator said Friday. A senior lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, Sergei Neverov, told reporters that the new measures could include social networks. "When it comes down to a fight with no ru... [Full Article...]

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plot to extradite Turkish cleric

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plot to extradite Turkish cleric Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team are investigating a meeting between President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Rep. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment on the reported inquiry into a plot to seize Gulen, and Robert Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. [Full Article...]

Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room

Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room But Schiller said the offer did not come from Agalarov himself, the sources said, disputing the Daily Caller report on that matter. One source noted that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump's hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night. [Full Article...]

Pyne refuses to budge on Manus refugees

Pyne refuses to budge on Manus refugees Asylum seekers on Manus Island say they fear violent attacks if forced to move to the transit centres, despite losing access to electricity and running water more than a week ago. "The court dismissed the application of the PNG-determined refugee, finding that he had chosen to remain behind in the closed MRPC and he has himself to blame for the hardships he is facing", said Minister Thomas. [Full Article...]

Senate bill retains mortgage interest deduction

Senate bill retains mortgage interest deduction On the other side of the Capitol, the House Republican tax-writing committee was pushing to approve its own measure after a dayslong amendment session and last-minute changes by its primary author. One of the most controversial possibilities by which Brady could seek to raise new revenue would be the inclusion of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. [Full Article...]

WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14

WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14 Corfman also said that in one interaction, Moore gave her alcohol. 'I'd say, 'You're too old for her. let's not rob the cradle, ' ' Martha Brackett remembers telling Moore. In Alabama, the age of consent is 16, and the statute of limitations on the alleged offenses has passed. The legal drinking age at the time was 19. [Full Article...]

India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service

India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service The three also inaugurated two bridges over the rivers Meghna and Titas in Bangladesh. Both the leaders were joined by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Kolkata . "India takes pride in being a development partner of Bangladesh". "Bangladesh-India relations are in fact setting new high standards of bilateral cooperation in the region and beyond", she added. [Full Article...]

IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office

IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office Apart from the office, IT officials are also searching Sasikala's nephew Vivek Jayaraman residence in Chennai and Jazz Cinemas, which is also owned by her family. Dhinakaran, the deposed AIADMK deputy general secretary, condemned as a "conspiracy" the searches undertaken by the Income Tax department (I-T) mostly in Tamil Nadu and targeted the Centre. [Full Article...]

Quetta: AIG Hamid Shakeel among three martyred in blast targeting police van

Quetta: AIG Hamid Shakeel among three martyred in blast targeting police van TTP had carried out most of the deadly attacks across Pakistan in the previous decade. Commissioner Quetta Amjad Ali Khan confirmed the attack and said that according to initial reports it was a suicide bombing, but he would wait for investigators to follow up on the nature of the incident. [Full Article...]

'Rare opportunity': Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific

'Rare opportunity': Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific The units that have been assigned the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in global waters to demonstrate the United States Navy's unique potential to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort, according to the official website of the Commander, U.S. [Full Article...]

Undercover operation reveals gaps in TSA screenings

Undercover operation reveals gaps in TSA screenings According to NBCNews.com, the Department of Homeland Security sent undercover inspectors through several USA airports to review the performance of TSA officers, the screening equipment and their procedures. The briefing itself was private, but a source told ABC News that the failure rate was "in the ballpark" of 80 percent. In a statement, the TSA said it took the findings "very seriously"... [Full Article...]

Germany to recognise 'third gender' from birth after court ruling

Germany's top court ordered lawmakers Wednesday to create a third gender option in the registry of births. In 2013, Germany chose to allow parents to opt not to tick either male or female in birth registration if their child was born intersex . [Full Article...]

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests The disclosure of 13.4 million secret documents ties major companies, entertainers and political figures to the secretive arrangements with billions of pounds believed to be squirrelled away in offshore tax avoidance schemes. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was snared by the papers for doing business with a close relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin . McClure suggested that a "s... [Full Article...]


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