Paris climate accords: U.S. notifies United Nations of intention to withdraw

The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has been widely slammed and is set to isolate the United States even further. Mindful of the politics at home, Obama insisted that the goals be loosely enforced, with each of the 197 signatories -... More..

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Trump, Rand Paul want whistleblower unmasked
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Trump, Rand Paul want whistleblower unmasked

Thousands of people lined up in Lexington eight hours before President Trump's rally as he endorses and campaigns for incumbent governor Matt Bevin. Tuesday's election could offer a test of whether the anti-T...More..

China pushing Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of trade deal
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

China pushing Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of trade deal

China launched the import expo previous year as the China-U.S. trade war was heating up. The "Phase One" trade deal with China, once completed, will be signed somewhere in the U.S., President Donald Trump ...More..

Trump changes residence from NY to Florida; Cuomo says ‘Good riddance’
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Trump changes residence from NY to Florida; Cuomo says ‘Good riddance’

Since taking office, New York's attorney general has announced investigations into the Trump Organization, and the state Legislature has moved to obtain his tax returns, efforts that likely will not be affe...More..

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13

The deal struck between presidents Erdogan and Putin helped to reinforce an existing US -brokered ceasefire that had halted Turkey's operation on October 17, in order that the Kurdish militants can withdraw fro...More..

Farage rules out 'Leavers Alliance' with Johnson, targets Labour votes
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Farage rules out 'Leavers Alliance' with Johnson, targets Labour votes

But Mr Baker told The Telegraph : "Whilst there are some compromises people like me have to swallow, Boris's deal is a path to a great future". More than two-thirds of those who voted "Remain" in the Brexit ...More..

Pyongyang says chance of talks with U.S. 'narrowing'
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Pyongyang says chance of talks with U.S. 'narrowing'

The summit followed the first sit-down between the two nations in Singapore in June 2018, a historic meeting that despite all its fanfare, ended only with a vaguely worded agreement from the North to "work towa...More..

Storms Dislodge Hugs Ship Stuck on Rocks in Niagara Falls
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Storms Dislodge Hugs Ship Stuck on Rocks in Niagara Falls

By the next morning, the two men were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian authorities. That is, it was stuck until wind and rain somehow broke the boat loose on Thursday, Oct. To prevent the boat fro...More..

Companies could soon get licenses to sell to Huawei
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Companies could soon get licenses to sell to Huawei

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sunday reportedly said licences that permit US companies to sell components to Huawei could be " forthcoming very shortly ". The president as recently as this month green-l...More..

Turkey: Slain 'Islamic State' leader's sister in custody
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Turkey: Slain 'Islamic State' leader's sister in custody

Awad could be an intelligence "gold mine", the official said. "The arrest of al-Baghdadi's sister is yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations", Fahrettin Altun wrote on Twitter ...More..

Closed Schools, Delayed Flights And Restricted Cars: India's Air Pollution Disaster
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Closed Schools, Delayed Flights And Restricted Cars: India's Air Pollution Disaster

Bajaj said he normally drives to work, but his car's licence plate ends in and odd number. Authorities said nearly 1.2 million registered vehicles in New Delhi will be off the road every day during the two-...More..

Images of United States operation against Baghdadi released
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Images of United States operation against Baghdadi released

McKenzie said ISIS will remain a factor in the region because of its ideological power. Following the military operation of forces of elite americans of the past weekend against Al-Baghdadi at the syrian p...More..

German city of Dresden announces 'Nazi emergency'
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

German city of Dresden announces 'Nazi emergency'

The resolution was approved 38 to 29, with Germany's governing Christian Democrats (CDU) - which has Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm - among those who rejected it, according to local media. The anti-Is...More..

Labour's Lindsay Hoyle replaces John Bercow as UK Commons speaker
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Labour's Lindsay Hoyle replaces John Bercow as UK Commons speaker

The victor of Monday's contest will replace John Bercow , who stepped down last week after a decade in the job. The way he takes to the speakership will contrast markedly to former speaker John Bercow, a bea...More..

Bodies found in Kleberg County identified as missing couple
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Bodies found in Kleberg County identified as missing couple

James Butler, 48, and his wife, 46-year-old Michelle Butler, were found buried in a shallow grave on a remote part of Padre Island along the southern coast of Texas on October 27 and 28, almost three weeks ...More..

Woman Spends Almost Two Days Adrift At Sea In Rubber Dinghy
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Woman Spends Almost Two Days Adrift At Sea In Rubber Dinghy

When they finally spotted the 47-year-old, they brought her safely to the Port of Heraklion on the island of Crete. When she was still not back at 5 a.m.on Saturday, he became anxious and began searching for ...More..

Man arrested after boy found dead at house in Limerick
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Man arrested after boy found dead at house in Limerick

Gardaí at Mayorstone Park in Limerick are appealing for information following a fatal assault in the city last night. . There are no further details. "There is a lot of numbness and devastation in the area". ...More..

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader's sister in Syria - AP, citing officials
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader's sister in Syria - AP, citing officials

On Monday, a senior Turkish official disclosed that 65-year-old Rasmiya Awad was arrested near Azaz, a northern town of Syria. This is likely an attempt for Turkey to score a big win in anti-ISIS operations, ...More..

Greece: 41 men found in refrigerated truck
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Greece: 41 men found in refrigerated truck

The driver was arrested, and the migrants have been taken to a nearby police station for identification. None of the men were injured, but eight were treated for breathing problems. British police have charge...More..

Man who spoke of hating Jews held in temple bomb plot
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Man who spoke of hating Jews held in temple bomb plot

Holzer, 27, described what he thought were explosives as "absolutely gorgeous" and said they should go ahead with the attack overnight to avoid police, the court document said. "Mr. Holzer repeatedly expresse...More..

Biden, Warren and Sanders top 3 national polls
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Biden, Warren and Sanders top 3 national polls

Bernie Sanders at 28 percent and Sen. President Trump held leads in trial heats against several of the leading contenders. Warren has gained 8 points since the March poll. The internet survey of 1,200 registe...More..

US said to have opened national security investigation into TikTok
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

US said to have opened national security investigation into TikTok

CFIUS, which makes sure acquisitions by worldwide buyers do not pose potential national security risks, said ByteDance did not seek clearance from CFIUS when it acquired Musical.ly, paving the way for an inve...More..

Greta Thunberg asks for lift back from Atlantic to Madrid for COP25
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Greta Thunberg asks for lift back from Atlantic to Madrid for COP25

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg was publicly mocked by President Trump on Twitter , and Ellen asked the 16-year-old whether she would ever meet with him to try to change his opinion on the topic....More..

Trump administration begins formal US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Trump administration begins formal US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

The move allows the United States to begin the process to withdraw on November 4, with the process reaching finalization exactly one year later, just one day after the 2020 presidential election. According to ...More..

White House officials, including lawyer, expected to defy impeachment subpoena today
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

White House officials, including lawyer, expected to defy impeachment subpoena today

But none of them showed up, citing legal advice. The US energy secretary has said he will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump unless he gets an "open hearing". Several days after P...More..

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after California shooting kills 5
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after California shooting kills 5

Airbnb no longer will allow the rental of properties for house parties after five died in a shooting on Halloween in the San Franciso Bay Area. The four-bedroom home at 114 Lucille Way-now a crime scene-was ...More..

Trump campaign aide pushed Ukraine hacking theory-documents
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Trump campaign aide pushed Ukraine hacking theory-documents

The theory would serve to undermine any suggestion that Trump needed Russian assistance to win the election - and exonerate Russia for its role. Mueller was unable to "conclusively determine" that no criminal...More..

Australian among 33 injured in French bus crash
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Australian among 33 injured in French bus crash

It has been reported that British tourists were among 33 people injured in a bus crash in northern France . The bus travels between London and Paris and 32 people were overseas and 1 driver when th...More..

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for defamation over rape accusation denial
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for defamation over rape accusation denial

Carroll has claimed that a friendly encounter with Mr Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996 turned violent when the property mogul pushed her up against a dressing room wall and forced himself on her. The t...More..

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected new Commons Speaker

British MPs are electing a replacement for John Bercow , who stepped down as House Speaker on 31 October - the failed Halloween deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, after ten years. Las...More..

Polls: Biden, Warren and Sanders lead Democrats
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Polls: Biden, Warren and Sanders lead Democrats

Even a year in advance, that should be a sobering reminder that Warren is a much bigger risk for Democrats (and the survival of our democracy) than is Biden. It won't be easy for her to shed that brand in the...More..

Appeals Court Rules Trump's Accountants Must Turn Over Tax Records
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Appeals Court Rules Trump's Accountants Must Turn Over Tax Records

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have allowed President Donald Trump to keep his tax returns shielded from a subpoena. The federal judges, however, refu...More..

House Dems release some transcripts of closed-door depositions in impeachment case
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

House Dems release some transcripts of closed-door depositions in impeachment case

Yovanovitch departed Ukraine in May , months ahead of her scheduled departure, after coming under attack from right-wing media, which alleged she was hostile to the president. "What I said on the phone call wit...More..

Xi, Trump have been in touch all along on trade deal
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Xi, Trump have been in touch all along on trade deal

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday that the two sides had made "enormous progress" towards completing the deal. The biggest trade war in history between the world's largest e...More..

Asian RCEP nations effectively give up year-end goal for free trade deal
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Asian RCEP nations effectively give up year-end goal for free trade deal

If the coming negotiations do not go smoothly, China could call on other RCEP countries to sign the free trade pact without India, the sources said . All RCEP Participating Countries will work together to ...More..