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French yellow vest protests met with huge security in Paris

French yellow vest protests met with huge security in Paris ASSOCIATED PRESS Demonstrators vandalise a branch of American coffee chain Starbucks in Paris , France . "10,000 is not the people, it's not France", he argued, despite polls showing the protesters enjoying strong public support. "Now is the time for discussion". "Pacific and non-violent march against global warming in Toulouse, we are thousands!" Rising fuel prices triggered the initial p... [Full Article...]

Kagame critic 'not guilty' of inciting insurrection

Kagame critic 'not guilty' of inciting insurrection Charges were also dropped against Rwigara's mother Adeline, 59, and four others with whom she had exchanged WhatsApp messages accusing the government of killing her husband, Assinapol Rwigara, who died in a auto accident in 2015. In its ruling, the High Court said the duo was not guilty of insurrection saying the State had failed to present enough evidence beyond reasonable doubt. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville killer James Fields convicted of first-degree murder

Charlottesville killer James Fields convicted of first-degree murder Fields lived in OH with his mother, and he drove overnight to be a part of the rally. Hill described Fields as being "scared to death" and claimed he feared bodily harm after the violent clashes erupted between participants of the Unite the Right rally and anti-racist counterprotesters. [Full Article...]

6 dead, dozens hurt in club stampede in Italy

6 dead, dozens hurt in club stampede in Italy About 50 other people were injured, about a dozen seriously. "The cause may have been the dispersal of a stinging substance, the young people fled and trampled over each other", firefighters said on Twitter . But Salvini said initial investigation "appears to knock down that possibility". Poggiali said he didn't have any immediate confirmation from survivors that the use of an irritating spra... [Full Article...]

New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered

New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered They said that several of Ms Millane's possessions, including her passport, were missing. Det Insp Scott Beard said evidence they had located so far told them Grace was "no longer alive". A CCTV image shows she was at Sky City, a hotel a short distance away, at 7.15pm on the same night - but her whereabouts between those two sightings is unknown. [Full Article...]

John Kelly Reportedly Interviewed in Mueller Probe Over Obstruction of Justice Concerns

John Kelly Reportedly Interviewed in Mueller Probe Over Obstruction of Justice Concerns The move could be announced at a scheduled White House dinner tonight with Trump and senior White House staff. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump seemed to be directing calls away from Kelly and toward Nick Ayers-Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff-who has always been rumored as Kelly's eventual replacement. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan: We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

Imran Khan: We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US Putting pressure on the Taliban , however, is easier said than done, he said. He has said that he would like a proper relationship with the US. Trump sent the letter days after accusing Pakistan of " doing nothing " to combat terrorist groups, triggering a spat with PM Khan. [Full Article...]

Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador Mr Trump told reporters last month that Ms Nauert was "excellent", adding, "She's been a supporter for a long time". Relatively new in the political scene, analysts have now pointed at her lack of political and policy credentials which Haley, a former SC governor, possesses. [Full Article...]

Grace Millane: 'Concern grows' for backpacker missing in New Zealand

Grace Millane: 'Concern grows' for backpacker missing in New Zealand The 22-year-old was travelling solo through the country, and staying in an Auckland hostel. She had been in nearly daily contact with her family through social media and WhatsApp messages. He added that she had travelled to Peru as part of an organised group for six weeks but had not travelled on her own until she arrived in New Zealand two weeks ago. [Full Article...]

Huawei CFO facing U.S. fraud charges, seen as flight risk

Huawei CFO facing U.S. fraud charges, seen as flight risk He said there is incentive for Meng to leave Canada , telling the court her father's net worth is $3.2 billion and she has no meaningful connection to Canada, apart from spending two to three weeks on vacation in Vancouver every summer. On TV and social media, commentators likened her arrest to the hypothetical detention in China of a Mark Zuckerberg sibling or a cousin of Steve Jobs. [Full Article...]

United Nations to Vote on Haley's Last Stand: Condemning Hamas

United Nations to Vote on Haley's Last Stand: Condemning Hamas The U.S. -led resolution would have condemned Hamas for "repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk". "We thank the U.S., we thank Ambassador Haley for her strong support", he further added. The results of a vote are seen on display boards at the General Assembly hall, on December 21, 2017, at UN Headquarters in NY. [Full Article...]

Germany's Christian Democratic Union Chooses Merkel's Successor

Germany's Christian Democratic Union Chooses Merkel's Successor The two main candidates , CDU general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as AKK, and corporate lawyer Friedrich Merz, are locked in a battle over whether to embrace or break with the veteran chancellor's legacy. Even AKK herself said there was nothing mini about her as a 56-year-old woman with grown-up children and an entire political career of her own. While she has called for tougher... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview

Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview Transparency" wants to go back to a setting where he knows he can not answer the questions is befuddling to me, and I don't think my fellow citizens buy that", Gowdy said. "But I will resist a "closed door" thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion". When asked why they did not want Comey to testify in public as he requested, North Carolina Republican Rep. [Full Article...]

Trump intends to nominate William Barr as next attorney general

Trump intends to nominate William Barr as next attorney general Bush. During the Senate confirmation hearings when he was first appointed attorney general, Barr said he did not agree with the Supreme Court's Roe v. He was quoted two months later in a Post story as expressing concern that members of Mueller's team had given contributions to Democratic candidates. [Full Article...]

Trump Mulling Former US Attorney General Barr to Replace Jeff Sessions

Trump Mulling Former US Attorney General Barr to Replace Jeff Sessions With the current session of Congress set to soon end, anyone Trump nominates may have to wait until well into 2019 for confirmation. Barr has already held the position of attorney general, serving under the late President George H.W. That person said those advising the president viewed Barr as someone who knows the department well, and is a good manager. Trump has been known to change hi... [Full Article...]

Luxembourg to be first country to introduce free public transport

Luxembourg to be first country to introduce free public transport It's hoped that by 2020, all tickets for public transportation will be abolished, leaving no need for fare collection and policing of ticket purchases and a significant reduction in traffic congestion. The foreign policy of the European Union's wealthiest but second smallest state is unlikely to change much, with Jean Asselborn keeping his post as foreign minister while Pierre Gramegna remains fin... [Full Article...]

GOP-led Michigan Senate to vote on bill to strip Dem's power

GOP-led Michigan Senate to vote on bill to strip Dem's power Wisconsin's incoming Democratic governor says he's willing to go to court if a Republican plan to restrict his powers is signed into law. That measure is meant to stop Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, both Democrats , from following through on campaign promises to end Wisconsin's challenge to the federal healthcare law known as Obamacare. [Full Article...]

Police Probe Bomb Threat At Building Housing CNN’s New York Offices

Police Probe Bomb Threat At Building Housing CNN’s New York Offices Bomb threat. We're running taped programming. "The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC's office at Columbus Circle", Stelter wrote. Initial reports conflicted about the precise time of the bomb threat itself, raising questions about whether Trump's tweet might have instigated the attack. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un could travel to South Korea in December

Kim Jong Un could travel to South Korea in December According to CNN , the imagery offers evidence the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded. The latest CNN analysis is in addition to these past reports. Members of the Kim dynasty have promised that they would denuclearize and then backtracked on six separate occasions in 1985, 1992, 1994, 2005, 2007, and 2012. [Full Article...]

UK PM Theresa May's political turmoil over Brexit builds up

UK PM Theresa May's political turmoil over Brexit builds up DUP leader Arlene Foster dismissed it as "legislative tinkering" while Tory Brexiteers said it was "desperate". Supporters of a clean break with the European Union say the backstop, meant to ensure no hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the EU-member Irish Republic, could leave Britain forced to accept European Union regulations indefinitely, or Northern Ireland treated ... [Full Article...]


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