White House expert tells hearing that Trump made improper 'demand' of Ukraine

Lt Col Alexander Vindman was testifying before the US House intelligence committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Former National Security Council Russia expert Tim Morrison also testified later on Tuesday. Trump was seeking ... More..

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U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

In 2018, the U.S. also announced it was cutting its contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. This is a complex political problem that can only be solved...More..

2 prison guards face federal charges related to Jeffrey Epstein’s death
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2 prison guards face federal charges related to Jeffrey Epstein’s death

A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of failing to perform checks on Epstein every half hour, as required, and of fabricating log entries to show they h...More..

Rep. Eric Swalwell or Chris Matthews May Have Farted on National Television
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Rep. Eric Swalwell or Chris Matthews May Have Farted on National Television

Swalwell answered the tweet saying, "TOTAL EXONERATION". "Chris, up to now the evidence is uncontradicted that the president dilapidated taxpayer bucks to support him cheat an election", he talked about fro...More..

Trump impeachment inquiry: witnesses line up for first public hearings
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trump impeachment inquiry: witnesses line up for first public hearings

The new subplot about the overheard phone conversation was one of a small number of new details to emerge from Democrats' first open hearing in their impeachment inquiry into Trump on Wednesday. Taylor, a W...More..

Former US ambassador to Ukraine testifies
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Former US ambassador to Ukraine testifies

A whistleblower's complaint about that call led to the impeachment inquiry . Sandy's testimony could fill in gaps about the withholding of military aid to Ukraine for several months, a process in which the O...More..

Sweden Drops Investigation of Julian Assange
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sweden Drops Investigation of Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have dropped a preliminary rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange . Announcing the decision, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told members of the press that " t...More..

The internet has nearly been completely shut down in Iran. Here's why
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The internet has nearly been completely shut down in Iran. Here's why

Human rights activists said they anxious that without witness documentation of the violence, it would be hard to hold Iran accountable for its crackdown. The number of arrests made during the protests has rep...More..

JNU students protesting against fee hike break barricades, march towards Parliament
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

JNU students protesting against fee hike break barricades, march towards Parliament

Police officials told PTI that adequate security arrangements have also been made along the route of the march and that personnel have been deployed at all entry points leading to Parliament. The police later s...More..

Sydney residents urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sydney residents urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city

Powerful winds fanned around 130 fires that have been burning across New South Wales and Queensland states for several days, and pushed smoke south to form a thick haze over Sydney, home to around 5 million p...More..

Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders

Taliban officials have told The Associated Press that three Taliban prisoners released by Kabul have been flown to Qatar for a swap for an American and an Australian hostage held by the insurgents. Both men sa...More..

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential election
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential election

Out of 25 administrative districts, Gotabaya won 16: Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Monaragala, Ratnapura, Badulla, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Gampaha, Kandy, Matale, Polonnaruwa, Colombo , Kegalle and Anurad...More..

Sydney blanketed by smoke from Australia fires
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sydney blanketed by smoke from Australia fires

On AirVisual, a website that measures air quality around the world, Sydney ranked 18th at 1.30 pm, three down from Shanghai, with Bangladesh's Dhaka the worst at number one. Most of NSW's east coast is under ...More..

Alexander Vindman: ‘heroic’ witness who Trump will struggle to dismiss
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Alexander Vindman: ‘heroic’ witness who Trump will struggle to dismiss

Associated Press: " Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry " - "Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House imp...More..

Two dead as rural French bridge collapse sends vehicles plunging into river
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Two dead as rural French bridge collapse sends vehicles plunging into river

Four people were rescued but several others were feared missing after the collapse of the bridge between Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessieres, 30 kilometers north of Toulouse , said fire service and local securit...More..

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Mueller also wrote in his final report that he considered some of Trump's answers to be incomplete or imprecise. "Without reviewing the requested return materials, the committee can not ensure that the IR...More..

Dick Cheney Cardiologist: Trump Walter Reed Trip ‘Worrisome’, ‘Unusual’
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dick Cheney Cardiologist: Trump Walter Reed Trip ‘Worrisome’, ‘Unusual’

Amid mass speculation on the president's health, the White House released a statement from President Donald Trump's physician saying that Trump's physical evaluation on Saturday was routine, and that Trump wa...More..

South Dakota wants you to know that it’s ‘on meth’
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

South Dakota wants you to know that it’s ‘on meth’

In a statement on Monday, Noem claimed the goal of the campaign was to raise awareness when it comes to tackling the state's meth epidemic. The $1.4 million campaign, featuring people saying , "Meth, I'm on ...More..

Iran Slams Mike Pompeo For Backing Protesters, Says
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Iran Slams Mike Pompeo For Backing Protesters, Says "Statements Are Void"

At Fordow , Iran said it began feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into mothballed enrichment centrifuges. Since July, the IAEA has confirmed Iran has surpassed the deal's limits on its stock of enriched uraniu...More..

by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

House Investigating Whether Trump Lied to Mueller

Democrats had not reacted to Trump's suggestion and it was not clear if they would indeed agree to it, knowing how unhappy they were with the president testifying only in writing to Special Counsel Robert Muell...More..

#Johnson sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

#Johnson sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high

A United Kingdom police watchdog is investigating claims that Johnson gave special treatment to Arcuri while he was mayor of London between 2008 and 2016. Corbyn also said he would not form a coalition governme...More..

UBC reaching out to students in Hong Kong, recommending they leave
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

UBC reaching out to students in Hong Kong, recommending they leave

In a statement to 660 NEWS, the university says it has reached out to two students who are a part of the program and still in the region. By late Thursday, schools in the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdo...More..

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises security
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises security

Sri Lanka's new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory to work with him, as he was sworn in at a ceremony steeped in symbolism ...More..

Trump indicates he might testify in impeachment inquiry
by | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trump indicates he might testify in impeachment inquiry

An unnamed senior administration official said that staffers in the White House thought Trump "just felt like, 'rein your people in.'" Other officials said that Trump also blames the secretary for choosing Amba...More..

Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday

The two gunboats and a tug were taken by the Russian coast guard on November 25, 2018, as they manoeuvred near the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea with the Azov Sea. Russian Federation maintains that t...More..

Walmart shooting: Three shot and killed in Oklahoma store
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Walmart shooting: Three shot and killed in Oklahoma store

Shots rang out at the Walmart just before 10am Monday morning, and authorities responded to the scene a short time later. Several emergency vehicles were in the parking lot. "Schools will operate as normal, but...More..

by | Monday, November 18, 2019

3 dead including shooter in Duncan Walmart parking lot shooting

Aerial views of the scene provided by KFOR-TV showed an area of the Walmart parking lot was surrounded by police tape as first responders investigated. 'As always we are taking every precaution to protect our s...More..

Protests cut port road, close central bank
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Protests cut port road, close central bank

The officials requested anonymity in line with regulations. Protesters also cut roads to the airport with burning tires in the holy city of Najaf. Considering the fact that the protests started October one,...More..

Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In College Lab
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In College Lab

The center closed on October 8 and three days later, Bateman and Rowland were placed on administrative leave. Lab tests reportedly found traces of Benzyl chloride, a chemical that can be used to synthesize me...More..

At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

Police officials have been quoted as saying that there may have been a problem with the gas riser (pipe) or whether the explosion was caused by morning cooking activities or cigarettes. A boundary wall fell o...More..

Yovanovitch Cites 'Chilling Effect' of Ouster at Impeachment Hearing
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Yovanovitch Cites 'Chilling Effect' of Ouster at Impeachment Hearing

Trump's remarks might have on other witnesses being willing to come forward and expose wrongdoing". She added, "He finally apologized just straightforward, and I said, 'apology accepted, ' but this is why mor...More..

Several dead as gunman opens fire at California backyard party
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Several dead as gunman opens fire at California backyard party

Five additional victims were taken to CRMC with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, Reid said. A suspect sneaked into the backyard of the home and opened fire on those who had gathered there, according to Fr...More..

Hong Kong protesters use arrows, catapults and petrol bombs against police
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Hong Kong protesters use arrows, catapults and petrol bombs against police

People, trying to clear a road full of bricks laid by protesters, fight with protesters in Hong Kong . Police surrounded the area on Sunday night and began moving in after issuing an ultimatum for people to ...More..

Pres. Trump defends an unlikely target: Joe Biden
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Pres. Trump defends an unlikely target: Joe Biden

Trump responded with a tweet Sunday morning, acknowledging that Biden is "actually somewhat better than that". The word "tyrants" was heard at the exact moment a picture appeared on the screen of Trump and No...More..

Michael Bloomberg Regrets
by | Monday, November 18, 2019

Michael Bloomberg Regrets "Stop and Frisk" Now That He's Running for President

Bloomberg said, "Over time , I've come to understand something that I long struggled to admit to myself: I got something important wrong". "I got something important really wrong". But as crime continued to c...More..