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Saudi Arabia seeks to ratchet up pressure against Iran Saudi Arabia seeks to ratchet up pressure against Iran
- November 20, 2017

The IDF chief added that he was hopeful regarding Trump's declarations about the need to stop Iran's missile program and the entrenchment of its troops and militias in Syria and Iraq. The ministers, according to the final statement, said they supported any action to be taken by Saudi Arabia to protect its national security, within the boundaries of global legitimacy. (more...)
Jaitley says rating upgrade belated recognition of reform process Jaitley says rating upgrade belated recognition of reform process
- November 19, 2017

Tyagi also said the rating upgrade to Baa2 would further boost investments including foreign inflows. Although Moody's acknowledged that the Indian economy has taken a beating as a result of the goods and service tax ( GST ) and demonetisation, it reckoned that both would turn out to be worthwhile in the long run. (more...)
Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri
- November 17, 2017

He said that Hariri was welcome to come to Lebanon and resign properly, after which a new government would be formed in accordance with parliamentary rules. There would be consultations before he returns to Beirut to build global support for him to negotiate a new political deal in Lebanon, French officials said. (more...)
Qualcomm denies $130bn rival takeover Qualcomm denies $130bn rival takeover
- November 16, 2017

Qualcomm Chief Executive Steven Mollenkopf has spent the past few days soliciting feedback from Qualcomm shareholders, and feels that Broadcom's $70-per-share bid undervalues the company and does not price in the uncertainty associated with getting the deal approved by regulators, according to the sources. (more...)
Multiple shootings kill 3, wound multiple students at school
- November 15, 2017

Two children were among the wounded, it was confirmed. "I know that we have airlifted a number of students", an official said, referring to "airlifting" a number of victims to the hospitals. The remaining kids who were at the school have been moved to a safe location, Johnston said. He heard there were people injured, but those were unconfirmed reports. (more...)
Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russian Federation Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russian Federation
- November 15, 2017

Boyd, an assistant attorney general. "But it was a form of chaos every day from day one". Under pressure, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. The hearing is the first time Sessions will testify before the House Judiciary Committee, and members are also likely to press the attorney general on all the ways he has reshaped the Justice Department in his nine months on the job. (more...)
Turkey rushes to help Iraq natural disaster victims Turkey rushes to help Iraq natural disaster victims
- November 13, 2017

Four people were killed in eastern Iraq and dozens were wounded in the town of Darbandikhan, Omar Ahmad, the governor of Sulaimaniya told CNN . Iranian TV said Iraqi officials have reported at least six people dead on Iraq's side of the border from Sunday's quake. (more...)
President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un
- November 13, 2017

Trump attempted a symbolic stare-down of Kim this week at the heavily fortified border that separates North and South Korea, but heavy fog forced the cancellation of his plans. "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face". Tillerson said that eventually there would be a day when the US and the North decide it's a good time to have that first conversation that would lead to negotiations. (more...)
At least 16 dead as overloaded boat capsizes in India At least 16 dead as overloaded boat capsizes in India
- November 13, 2017

Rajappa also announced an ex gratia of Rs 8 lakh to each of the families of the deceased. Several teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF ) were rushed to the spot to rescue people. The boat was owned by private agency, Simple Water Sports. As many as 15 people were either rescued by local fishermen or swam to safety. The state's tourism minister ordered an inquiry into the incident while Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed his condolences on Twitter. (more...)
Veterans Day events around the Bay Area Veterans Day events around the Bay Area
- November 12, 2017

The San Francisco Veterans Day Paradewon't actually take place on Veterans Day, but the Sunday event will begin on the Embarcadero at North Point Street and head into Fisherman's Wharf along Jefferson Street. A wreath-laying ceremony will be at Meetinghouse Park across from the courthouse to honor veterans of World War II, the Civil War and the Gulf War to present. (more...)
Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula
- November 12, 2017

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), along with their escorts and air wings, are set to meet off the coast of Korea for four days of exercises later this week. APEC brings together 21 economies from the Pacific region. The Reagan participated in the 2006 exercises, the Nimitz in 2007. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday confirmed to media that this will be the first time that the ROK and the US navies stage joint bilateral drills with the three ... (more...)
Melania and Donald Trump appear to not hold hands in China Melania and Donald Trump appear to not hold hands in China
- November 11, 2017

Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. After the ceremony, Mrs. Trump and Madame Peng toured Banchang Primary School to participate in a variety of classes, including Peking opera, astronomy, fashion and design, calligraphy, cooking, and Chinese architecture. (more...)
USA aircraft carriers to conduct joint drill in Pacific USA aircraft carriers to conduct joint drill in Pacific
- November 10, 2017

Pacific Fleet has been a persistent and stabilizing presence conducting operations throughout the region. It is the first time that three aircraft carriers are conducting drills together in the western Pacific since the Valiant Shield exercises in 2006 and 2007 off the coast of the island of Guam. (more...)
Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip with Top Trump Campaign Officials Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip with Top Trump Campaign Officials
- November 09, 2017

Lawmakers are expected to ask Schiller what he knows about Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow and a 35-page dossier that a former British intelligence officer wrote about Trump's behavior on the trip to visit the Miss Universe pageant. "In his testimony, however, he was forced to acknowledge that he communicated with high level Russian officials while in Moscow, including one of Russia's Deputy Prime Ministers". (more...)
Danica Roem, Metal Vocalist, Becomes Virginia's First Openly Transgender Legislator Danica Roem, Metal Vocalist, Becomes Virginia's First Openly Transgender Legislator
- November 09, 2017

Throughout the campaign, Marshall purposefully misgendered Roem in campaign mailers, interviews, and at any opportunity. While Ms Roem openly discussed her gender identity during the campaign, the topic was not her main focus. "For 26 years I've been proud to fight for you, and fight for our future", Marshall wrote in a concession post on Facebook . Michelle Kaufusi became the first woman elected mayor in the 157-year history of Provo , the third-largest city in Utah, on Tuesday night. (more...)
Masood Azhar's nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter Masood Azhar's nephew, top JeM terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter
- November 08, 2017

IGP Kashmir zone, Muneer Khan said: "We will ask Pakistan to collect the body of Masood Azhar's nephew as JeM has owned it". One Army jawan Vrahma Pal Singh was also killed during the clash whereas a civilian identified as Tariq Ahmed Bhat received a bullet injury as protests by locals broke out during the encounter. (more...)
Trump Administration Announces The End To Protected Status For Nicaraguans Trump Administration Announces The End To Protected Status For Nicaraguans
- November 08, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent a letter to DHS last week recommending the removal of Central Americans and Hattians protected under TPS. Hondurans and Nicaraguans were given the protected status in response to Hurricane Mitch in 1998. (more...)
Mueller Reportedly Has Enough Evidence to Charge Michael Flynn and His Son
- November 07, 2017

Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said. FBI investigators are reported to have arranged interviews with multiple witnesses in the coming days with the aim of gathering further evidence against Mr Flynn. (more...)
Palestinian Authority claims Israel backs al-Qaeda in Syria Palestinian Authority claims Israel backs al-Qaeda in Syria
- November 06, 2017

Druze residents tried to cross into Syria, but were held back by Israeli soldiers, Israel's military said on Twitter. SANA, the official Syrian news agency, said the incident involved a Jabhat al-Nusra suicide bomber who detonated a vehicle bomb near houses on the outskirts of Hader, leaving nine people dead and 23 injured. (more...)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: Turn back clocks - and practise fire safety DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: Turn back clocks - and practise fire safety
- November 05, 2017

Canada will be switching from daylight savings to standard time early Sunday morning, which means an extra hour of sleep. Another road hazard associated with less light, researchers have noted a spike in pedestrian-involved accidents after daylight saving time ends, though they say it is short-lived as drivers acclimate to the change in a matter of weeks. (more...)