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Govt files affidavit in Supreme Court for 'correction' in Rafale order

Govt files affidavit in Supreme Court for 'correction' in Rafale order The bench underlined that it will "not be correct" for the court to sit as an "appellate authority" to "scrutinise each aspect of the process of acquisition". As part of the Rafale deal, which was signed in 2016, Dassault agreed to invest 50% of the estimated $8.7bn (£6.6bn) contract in India to manufacture some components of the jet with billionaire Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence. [Full Article...]

French police hunts Strasbourg shooter after 4 killed near Christmas market

French police hunts Strasbourg shooter after 4 killed near Christmas market The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg , has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told CNews television the focus was on catching the suspect as soon as possible, no matter whether he was dead or alive. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists'

Bush and toured part of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the former president, who died in November. Born in Slovenia, Melania Trump is a former fashion model who married Donald Trump in 2005, and she's the first USA first lady to be a naturalized US citizen. [Full Article...]

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9, when he was forced to concede that his and Rajapaksa's party, the United People's Freedom Alliance, did not have a majority in the 225-seat parliament. The United National Party (UNP) said that President Maithripala Sirisena had a discussion with Wickremesinghe over the telephone today. The president also alleged that a cabinet minister was involved i... [Full Article...]

Brexit bother: animated May remonstrates with EU's Juncker

May told journalists later on Friday that they had had a "robust discussion" - "the sort of discussion you're able to have when you have developed a working relationship". Juncker said: "We don't want the United Kingdom to think there can be any form of renegotiation - that is crystal clear". The European council president said: 'We have treated Prime Minister May with the greatest respect, all ... [Full Article...]

Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer The Supreme Court on Thursday said the president could not dissolve parliament until it was four-and-a-half years through its five-year term. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to demand the reinstatement of Mr Wickremesinghe, but Mr Rajapakse has clung to the position despite not having the numbers in the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Pope removes two cardinals hit by scandal from inner circle

Pope removes two cardinals hit by scandal from inner circle Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican , April 13, 2013. A Vatican spokesman said Francis had written to the prelates "thanking them for the work they have done over these past five years". Australian Cardinal George Pell and Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both removed from the so-called C9 Council of Cardinals, an worldwide advice body set up by Francis himself, the Vatican said W... [Full Article...]

May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal

May seeks compromise with European Union to save Brexit deal But her allies claimed her 200 votes she won were one more than the 199 when she secured the Tory leadership in 2016 and were relieved that she can not be challenged again for another 12 months. Mrs May spoke of a "renewed mission - delivering the Brexit people voted for, bringing the country back together and building a country that really works for everyone". [Full Article...]

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days It added the USA would find any such actions unacceptable. " Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as USA personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern", said Pentagon Spokesman Cmdr. [Full Article...]

Migrant Girl, 7 Dies in Border Patrol Custody

Migrant Girl, 7 Dies in Border Patrol Custody She also said that the stalemate on border wall financing is a "terrible example of politics at its worst". "Claims good health", the form reads. The father reportedly checked the box on the I-779 immigration form that said his daughter had no current illnesses. [Full Article...]

UN's Guterres: No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal'

UN's Guterres: No deal in climate change talks would be 'suicidal' But the most contentious issue on the table is the reluctance of many nations - including the Polish government, which as host presides over the complex negotiations - to underscore the need to enhance voluntary carbon-cutting pledges annexed to the Paris pact. [Full Article...]

Pelosi all but assured of becoming House speaker

Pelosi all but assured of becoming House speaker While some Democrats are still certain to vote against Pelosi - especially incoming freshmen who promised to do so during their campaigns - most Democrats have remained solidly behind her. She's been a strong fundraiser and unrelenting liberal who doesn't shy from political combat, and her backers complained that her opponents were mostly white men who were largely more moderate than most House ... [Full Article...]

Facebook HQ buildings evacuated due to a bomb scare

Facebook HQ buildings evacuated due to a bomb scare The police reportedly received an anonymous phone call on the bomb threat . A few buildings have been evacuated and everyone at the company is safe, according to Facebook officials. "We take the safety and security of our people at Facebook extremely seriously and are glad that everyone is safe", a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending The alleged investigation by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office into the record $107 million raised for the inauguration includes probes into whether the committee's biggest donors gave money in exchange for access to Trump's administration or political influence, some of the sources said. [Full Article...]

US motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

US motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes Travel also screeched to a halt as people got out of their cars. "They parked their cars in the middle of the highway". A Brink's truck idled in the right shoulder with its lights flashing as the bills blew around the highway. It is now unknown how much cash spilled out of the truck. Another video closer to the scene shows people scrambling across the road stuffing money into their pockets. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'many candidates' want chief of staff job

Trump says 'many candidates' want chief of staff job On Saturday, Trump said Kelly would be leave at year's end, capping months of clashes between the president and the retired general who had been brought in after Reince Priebus left the post. According to media reports, the main candidate to replace Kelly is the head of the office of the Vice-President of the USA Mike Pence Nick Ayers. Trump and Ayers had discussed the job for months, and th... [Full Article...]

Korean border troops verify removal of each other's posts

Korean border troops verify removal of each other's posts Sports officials from North and South Korea are set to meet and hold deliberations on Friday (December 14) on their joint bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics and field joint teams for the quadrennial event and other worldwide competitions. [Full Article...]

Robot shown on Russian TV revealed to be a man in costume

Robot shown on Russian TV revealed to be a man in costume Video footage of "Boris the robot" at the Proektoriya youth tech forum for school pupils has done the rounds on the internet but independent journalists spotted that something was amiss with the supposedly "artificial intelligence". "At the forum there's the opportunity to see state-of-the-art robots", the presenter said as the apparent automaton danced on stage. "I know mathematics well but I a... [Full Article...]

China Confirms Detaining Two Canadians

China Confirms Detaining Two Canadians Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a press briefing Michael Spavor, head of Paektu Cultural Exchange , was detained at the Chinese border city of Dandong, South Korean newspaper Kyunghyang Shinmun reported . China and Canada have since confirmed his arrest. Freeland also told reporters that a second Canadian citizen could be in trouble in China. More recently, he has been t... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn requests probation, community service ahead of sentencing in Russian Federation probe

Michael Flynn requests probation, community service ahead of sentencing in Russian Federation probe Interested in Russia Investigation? Here is a look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. That's not because they were trying to trap him, but "because they wanted Flynn to be relaxed, and they were concerned that giving the warnings might adversely affect the rapport", the lawyers wrote , citing "one of the agents". [Full Article...]


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