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APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide dominates

APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide dominates A statement will later be issued by the meeting's chairman, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. "That is what we need to do here", Juffa was quoted as telling Hong Kong daily South China Morning Post (SCMP). "It goes beyond that to freedom of navigation in the seas, concerns about human rights", Pence told reporters. Mr Xi also lashed out at " America First " trade protectionism... [Full Article...]

Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

Pyry Luminen posted a photo of herself pretending to hoover the forest floor, while Teemu Pasila tweeted that he was busy raking "some 228,000 square kilometres of forest". "The fire was right over there and they were raking trees, little trees like this, nut trees, little bushes that you could see were totally dry, weeds". [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Leadership change won't make Brexit any easier

Theresa May: Leadership change won't make Brexit any easier May has vowed to fight on, but with both pro-EU and pro-Brexit lawmakers unhappy with the draft agreement , it is not clear she will be able to win the backing of parliament for it, raising the risk Britain leaves the European Union without a deal. [Full Article...]

3 killed, 10 injured in blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar

3 killed, 10 injured in blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar Last month, the Punjab Police had arrested three Kashmiri students of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, located on the outskirts of Jalandhar, who were allegedly were associated with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH). The attack took place inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi, close to the worldwide airport, police said. "Have asked the district... [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Brexit won't be easier if I'm ousted

Theresa May: Brexit won't be easier if I'm ousted She would remain prime minister until the contest was over unless she opted to resign and hand over to a caretaker prime minister. "There is still more to be done and we do still have more time before the EU Council at the end of the month so I'm absolutely committed to getting the Brexit that 17.4 million people voted for", she added. [Full Article...]

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules No one has specifically approached her with concerns about the rule proposal , Handley said, but there was an "unsettled feeling" that comes with changes to Title IX. In recent cases against Claremont McKenna College and UC Santa Barbara, he said, the state Court of Appeal found that respondents had the right to question their accusers. [Full Article...]

Trump awards 7 Americans the Presidential Medial of Freedom

Trump awards 7 Americans the Presidential Medial of Freedom It's the highest honor American can give to a civilian. The Adelsons are also avid supporters of Israel. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Maureen Scalia (wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ), and Dr. Sheldon Adelson was with Trump on midterm election night last week. "Wow", the president said as he pondered the nine offspring. The other recipients are retiring Sen. [Full Article...]

Britain's Stephen Barclay Becomes 3rd Brexit Secretary

Britain's Stephen Barclay Becomes 3rd Brexit Secretary Andrea Leadsom, the minister in charge of government business in parliament , has told the BBC that she was supporting May but was not fully happy with the deal. "I will be going back to Brussels, I will be in touch with other leaders as well, because the summit next week - and it is next week - this special European Council, will be among the European leaders". [Full Article...]

United Nations to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0

United Nations to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0 The outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations announced her country's decision in a statement Thursday about a General Assembly vote scheduled for Friday. The member states also unanimously voted for a resolution titled "Assistance to Palestine refugees". The presence of Iranian military forces in Syria, seen as legitimate by Russian Federation after Damascus "invited" them in, is viewed as... [Full Article...]

CIA Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi Death

CIA Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi Death The Saudi "first step" was positively received by several Washingtonian political circles that were saying, from the beginning of the case, it was politicized by several regional players including the previous USA administrations, "Former Obama aides and other echo chamber associates went into action". [Full Article...]

High winds raise fears in California fire fight

High winds raise fears in California fire fight California's outgoing and incoming governors say they'll join President Donald Trump when he visits wildfire devastation in the state. That isn't clear. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" And in an interview taped Friday to be aired on Fox News Sunday, Trump claimed that "you wouldn't have the fire" if the work of raking certain dry vegetation had been done ahead of time. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu becomes Israel military affairs minister

Netanyahu becomes Israel military affairs minister Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, whose centre-right Kulanu party hold 10 seats, has reportedly told Netanyahu that a snap election is necessary to provide a stable government to keep the economy on track. Liberman, quitting the government, said he was doing so to protest Israel's acceptance of an informal truce Tuesday that put a halt to the latest Hamas-Israel escalation in which Hamas fired ov... [Full Article...]

Theresa May Takes Control of Brexit Endgame as Ministers Defy Her Plans

Theresa May Takes Control of Brexit Endgame as Ministers Defy Her Plans Friday brought some respite, as supportive Cabinet ministers rallied around her. Tom Watson says it is time for Labour to be given a chance to rescue Brexit as he called for a General Election amid turmoil at the heart of Government. The Prime Minister's allies insist she can survive a no-confidence vote but it would leave her badly wounded. Eurosceptic MPs fear the deal would keep Britain s... [Full Article...]

Two Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

Two Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide The communist movement's deputy leader and its former head of state have been sentenced to life in prison. British news portal The Guardian reports that on Friday, November 16, the court in Phnom Penh sentenced the then leading politicians Nuon Chea (now 92) and Khieu Samphan (87) to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity, in addition their previous life sentences for cri... [Full Article...]

MEASUREMENT OVERHAUL: New definition for kilogram approved

MEASUREMENT OVERHAUL: New definition for kilogram approved Save for a few archaic holdouts who still measure things by sheep intestines and cow brains, the entire world has standardized on this system, so that regardless of where you are, things innately make sense. The new definition will come into effect in May 20, 2019. The so-called "Grand K" kilogramme, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 188... [Full Article...]

Relatives seek news as USA wildfire missing numbers rise

Relatives seek news as USA wildfire missing numbers rise He beat Hillary Clinton by 4 percentage points in Butte County in 2016. Trump's tour Saturday marked his second visit to California in the almost two years of his presidency. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea revealed the increased missing persons total at a news conference on Thursday, having put the figure at 130 just a day earlier. [Full Article...]

Argentinian submarine found in the Atlantic a year after going missing

Argentinian submarine found in the Atlantic a year after going missing During the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, some navy facilities, like the one at Mar del Plata, served as detention and torture centers, and an estimated 30,000 people disappeared. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters past year that water had entered the submarine's snorkel. The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine dated from the mid-1980s and had been most recently refur... [Full Article...]

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race DeSantis a racist", Gillum said in response. DeSantis said on Twitter , "This was a hard-fought campaign". "This was about creating the kind of change in this state that really allows for the voices of everyday people to show up again in our government, in our state and in our communities". [Full Article...]

Trump, Pence Dismiss NYT Report That Trump Questions Pence's Loyalty

Trump, Pence Dismiss NYT Report That Trump Questions Pence's Loyalty Other sources told The Times that Trump's inquiry about Pence's loyalty was actually in reference to Nick Ayers' fealty to his cause. The President also said Pence's loyalty has been tested in many ways, and he couldn't be happier with his pick for Vice President. [Full Article...]

Trupti Desai to return at 9:30 pm

Trupti Desai to return at 9:30 pm However, Desai has asserted that she will not return unless she visits the temple. They argue that women are allowed in most Hindu temples and the practice at Sabarimala is part of their tradition, and not anti-women. "She publicised the time, date", said police sources. If they wanted to oppose us, they should have protested in Nilakkal but they knew that if we reached Nilakkal, we would advanc... [Full Article...]


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