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'Development has triumphed': PM Modi on UP civic polls

'Development has triumphed': PM Modi on UP civic polls In the civic polls that concluded on Friday, the BJP won 14 of the 16 mayoral seats. Mayawati alleged that in the urban local body polls the government machinery was "misused". "BJP has only won 15% seats in Ballot paper areas and 46% in EVM areas", he tweeted. The party performed well despite Mayawati's absence from campaigning. [Full Article...]

Iran opens $1 bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan

Iran opens $1 bn extension at gateway port to Afghanistan But New Delhi has proceeded cautiously at a time when the USA administration has taken an aggressive new approach toward Tehran. This was the first such shipment after the trilateral agreement to develop the port as a transport and transit corridor between India, Iran and Afghanistan was signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Iranian and Afghan Presidents Rouhani and Ashraf Ghani, respect... [Full Article...]

Famed Met Opera Conductor Accused Of Molesting Teen For Years

Famed Met Opera Conductor Accused Of Molesting Teen For Years Officials with the Met, in a statement to The New York Times on Saturday, acknowledged that they have been aware of the allegations against the Grammy award-winning artist since the report was filed. He was trying to seduce me. In his complaint, the victim also detailed how Levine masturbated in front of him and kissed his penis. "We are working on an investigation [with] outside resources to ... [Full Article...]

Arms experts: N. Korea missile can hit all of US

Arms experts: N. Korea missile can hit all of US Haley urged all countries to cut ties with North Korea and said that Trump was in talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping , over a complete cut-off of oil supplies to its longtime trading partner. "We expect [the whole] global community to show solidarity on the matter", the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement published on its website. However, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un called the lau... [Full Article...]

'Christmas Carol' parody with President Trump visited by shackled Michael Flynn

'Christmas Carol' parody with President Trump visited by shackled Michael Flynn Things take a turn for the Dickensian when in true A Christmas Carol spirit, he is then visited by "The Ghost of Witness Flipped", Michael Flynn , the sketch's be-chained Jacob Marley to Donald Trump's Scrooge. "Can you believe I got fired just for listening to you?" "Listen, we put a lot of work into you...and you're about to mess it all up", Bennett's Putin told him. [Full Article...]

Mostly Sunny, Mild Monday

Mostly Sunny, Mild Monday High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s. For now, a blanket of cloud and patchy light rain that spread in from the west across many areas overnight has stopped temperatures falling too low, so for most it's a frost-free start, temperatures already 10C along western coasts. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Trump remarks

Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Trump remarks And according to The Washington Post , Strzok exchanged the messages with Lisa Page, an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer who was also assigned to and later removed from Mueller's team. Days later, Comey announced the emails on the laptop did not change the FBI's view of the case. "The DOJ has now expressed - on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok's dismissal appeare... [Full Article...]

Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior' MPR confirmed Keillor's termination to the AP, writing in a statement that it is, "terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him". [Full Article...]

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site North Korea claimed it carried out successful a missile test last week, two months after its most recent launch attempt. South Korea's military believes that the latest missile, which flew 950 kilometers before splashing down in waters near Japan, is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers, which would put Washington within reach. [Full Article...]

RBS to close 259 branches and shed jobs

RBS to close 259 branches and shed jobs However, Unite union said RBS had "betrayed" local communities. "It shows the depth of RBS's lack of understanding of island circumstances that their email announcing the branch closure stated there are still "a number of free to use cash machines in your area", before listing cash machines some 27 miles away in South Uist, which people in Barra would have to take a ferry to use". [Full Article...]

Brexit Border Deal Could Threaten The UK Government

Brexit Border Deal Could Threaten The UK Government The report also criticized proposals for technological infrastructure to smoothen any border-checks as "untested" and 'vague.' The Chairman of the committee, prominent Labour Remain MP Hilary Benn shared its sentiments with the BBC on December 1. [Full Article...]

PM Modi bought power from private firms at higher rates: Rahul

PM Modi bought power from private firms at higher rates: Rahul Gandhi's question comes in the wake of the party's strategy to pose one question to Modi everyday till the polls kick off in Gujarat . Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday that why did the misgovernnance of around 22 years created such a situation. [Full Article...]

Science says dogs are smarter than cats. Take that, cat people

Science says dogs are smarter than cats. Take that, cat people If an animal has more of these neurons, it would follow that they would be able to engage in more of these activities, so the study-for the first time ever-counted the number of these neurons in the brains of several animals. But researchers still can't be sure whether dogs are using that capability to its full potential. Who's smarter, your dog or your cat? But look ― why turn this into a fig... [Full Article...]

Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments

Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments Miller indicated her goal was to injure herself, but she wanted to test the effectiveness of the ricin on others". Betty Miller told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she wanted to "injure herself" and that she was testing the potency of her homemade poison on other residents at the Wake Robin senior living facility, according to a criminal complaint. [Full Article...]

Germany's SPD: No decision on entering coalition talks

Germany's SPD: No decision on entering coalition talks Both the SPD and CDU/CSU weakened in September's poll, and many in the SPD have blamed their poor showing on the party's membership in the previous coalition. "It's now up to the SPD to provide clarity", said CDU manager Klaus Schueler. The SPD executive will debate all options, a minority government or a grand coalition again with the Union. [Full Article...]

Israel reportedly launches airstrikes near Damascus

Israel reportedly launches airstrikes near Damascus Israeli aircraft on Friday fired several missiles at Iranian military base outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, Sky News Arabia and other news media reported. Israel has reportedly carried out airstrikes outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, according to local sources. It says that Israeli fighter jet was flying at a low altitude over Lebanon's Baalbek region near Syrian border when ... [Full Article...]

Former Yemeni President Saleh Offers Talks To Saudi-Led Coalition

Former Yemeni President Saleh Offers Talks To Saudi-Led Coalition Saleh has however rejected the mediation and Doha therefore failed in seizing control of the situation in Yemen and reaching any form of calm or agreement. Saleh may be a noticeable player in the Yemeni conflict, but one should not overestimate the role he plays, Sergey Balmasov, senior analyst at the Centre for Crisis Society Studies, told RT. [Full Article...]

Trump on Flynn Guilty Plea: 'No Collusion'

Trump on Flynn Guilty Plea: 'No Collusion' For months, officials have refused to explain why Strzok was reassigned, but people familiar with the matter said it was ultimately Mueller's decision. Comey testified before a Senate panel in June that after Flynn's firing, Trump asked Comey to drop an investigation into the former national security director. [Full Article...]

Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open

Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open Moderate Senate Democrats - many of them on the ballot in 2018 - came together with a unified message Tuesday morning, just before President Donald Trump arrived at the Capitol to meet with the Republican Conference. "They're going all over Asia but they're stopping because they now want to take advantage of what's happening and what we're about to pass hopefully", he said . [Full Article...]

Pakistan PM departs for SCO summit in Russian Federation

Pakistan PM departs for SCO summit in Russian Federation Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaves for Russian Federation today to represent Pakistan at a two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit beginning in Sochi today. The retreat will be followed by a plenary session of the Council of Heads of Government where the prime minister will deliver a statement. The summit beginning on Thursday is likely to discuss issues relating to the ... [Full Article...]


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