World

World Trump bestows Medals of Freedom on Adelson, Babe Ruth, Elvis and others
Author: 0 Trump bestows Medals of Freedom on Adelson, Babe Ruth, Elvis and others

Trump gave Presley (1935-1977) in the White house posthumously the "Medal of Freedom" (freedom medal) by the President. The White House lauded Adelson the as a "committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian", but not everyone believed the Israeli-American physician - known best as a leading GOP megadonor alongside her husband Sheldon - was deserving of the exclusive jewelry.

World UKs May sees no alternative to her Brexit plan
Author: 0 UKs May sees no alternative to her Brexit plan

If a confidence vote is held and May loses, it would trigger a party leadership contest in which any Conservative lawmaker-except her-could run. "I know that Gibraltar has no intention of being a back door, but instead a centre of high quality financial services", Mr Barclay said at the time.

World U.S. votes 'no' on United Nations resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights
Author: 0 U.S. votes 'no' on United Nations resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

Nikki Haley, the U.S.'s United Nations envoy, said in a statement Thursday announcing the change in the USA vote "the atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone". While the resolution passed easily through the UN General Assembly, with 151 "yes" votes and only 2 "no" votes, the American position represented a policy shift that could also have implications for the future.

World State Department says reports about ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi ‘are inaccurate’
Author: 0 State Department says reports about ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi ‘are inaccurate’

Pence described the Saudi journalist's killing as an "atrocity" and an "affront to a free and independent press" but declined to comment on classified information. Earlier Thursday, the Saudi Public Prosecutor's Office said 11 people had been charged for their involvement in the death of Khashoggi, adding that five are facing capital punishment for being directly involved in "ordering and executing the crime".

World Is Netanyahu's Government Crumbling? New Conflict Could Lead to Early National Election
Author: 0 Is Netanyahu's Government Crumbling? New Conflict Could Lead to Early National Election

Earlier Netanyahu met with key coalition partner Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home Party, who had sought the post for himself, but the two men emerged without an agreement. The corruption cases have triggered numerous anti-Netanyahu protests in Tel Aviv and other cities in the occupied territories, with the participants calling on the scandal-hit prime minister to step down.

World Trump Is Questioning Mike Pence's Loyalty
Author: 0 Trump Is Questioning Mike Pence's Loyalty

Pence is representing Donald Trump at the summits, after the president opted not to attend - becoming the first USA head of state to skip the marquee Asian conferences since 2013. Trump, who last week publicly asked Mr. Pence to be on the 2020 ticket, faulted the newspaper for not asking him before publishing the story. "How do you do a story like that?" he asked.

World Cabinet Brexiteers to deliver ultimatum
Author: 0 Cabinet Brexiteers to deliver ultimatum

However earlier this week, in his role as health minister, he wrote that "a question that a number of people have raised is whether they will continue to be able to get healthcare in Europe after we leave the European Union , for example if they are retired in France or Spain or going on holiday to Greece or Italy".

World Khmer Rouge guilty after long-running genocide trial
Author: 0 Khmer Rouge guilty after long-running genocide trial

In a historic ruling, two former leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime have been found guilty of genocide by a United Nations-backed war crimes court in Cambodia. There had been debate for years among legal experts at to whether the killings by the Khmer Rouge constituted genocide, as by far the majority of their victims were fellow Cambodians.

World Number of missing grows to more than 1,000 in California’s Camp Fire
Author: 0 Number of missing grows to more than 1,000 in California’s Camp Fire

The Woolsey Fire has burned more than 98,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 structures . More than 3,300 firefighters are making progress against the massive wildfire , which was 67% contained as of Friday. The blaze, named the Camp Fire, was now 45 percent contained, up from 35 percent on Thursday, even though it had grown slight to 142,000 acres (57,000 hectares).

World Vanished Argentine submarine found on sea bed
Author: 0 Vanished Argentine submarine found on sea bed

A noise detected a few hours after the submarine disappeared is believed to have been the sound of the vessel imploding, the Argentine navy claimed. "For us this is the start of a new chapter". search firm Ocean Infinity. The first anniversary of the submarine's disappearance was marked with an event at the Mar del Plata naval base on November 15, with President Mauricio Macri in attendance.

World Andrew Gillum Concedes Again in Florida Governor's Race
Author: 0 Andrew Gillum Concedes Again in Florida Governor's Race

Gillum, whose refrain had been "bring it home" as he recounted stories of growing up poor in the state, concluded his campaign with a Facebook video he recorded alongside his wife in a park. "More than 4 million of you decided that you wanted a different direction for the state of Florida", he said, adding that he and his wife remain committed to the campaign's values.

World Repatriation plan stalls as Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar
Author: 0 Repatriation plan stalls as Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar

They joined about 200,000 refugees who had fled previous waves of violence and persecution. The scale, organization and ferocity of the operation led to accusations from the worldwide community, including the United Nations, of ethnic cleansing and even genocide.

World Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly
Author: 0 Xi warns of dangers of conflict while Pence lets fly

Trump is set to meet Xi at the G20 summit in Argentina next month. Trump has skipped the annual meeting of the 21-nation grouping, but US Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking later in the day. "So, I don't think there's a timetable". "The United States though will not change course until China changes its ways", he told delegates gathered on a cruise liner tethered in Port Moresby's Fairfax Harbour.

World Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor’s race
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor’s race

Kemp stepped down as secretary of state after declaring himself the governor-elect, but ballots are still being counted, Abrams has not conceded, and media outlets have deemed the contest still too close to call. Kemp, who declared victory two days after the November 6 election, has said he is moving forward with his transition plans. Abrams made no such retreat from her criticisms of Kemp, saying she refused "to say nice things and accept my fate".

World Two executed in Iran for financial crimes
Author: 0 Two executed in Iran for financial crimes

Today Amnesty International condemned the "horrific" executions and said Iran had violated international law. Vahid Mazloumin and his accomplice Mohammad Esmaeil Qassemi were put to death in prison on Wednesday morning after the country's Supreme Court upheld their death sentences and the legal process was completed.

World Trump completes answers for Mueller investigation
Author: 0 Trump completes answers for Mueller investigation

I just finished them. 'They were my answers - I don't need lawyers to do that, ' he told a reporter asking about a Washington Post story that quoted one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani. Since then the two sides have reportedly jousted over whether the president had to answer and how he would do so - including the possibility that he would submit to a face-to-face interview with prosecutors.

World Michelle Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape prompted her to condemn Trump’s comments
Author: 0 Michelle Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape prompted her to condemn Trump’s comments

However, it was not gloomy to the end for the young Michelle as she says she enjoyed the company of her would-be in-laws when they later travelled to Siaya to meet Barack's grandmother Mama Sarah Obama . My personal favourite line? O: " Barry! Be quiet and hold my purse ". Obama said. "He doesn't quite know what to do, so he starts following us, and I'm like (to Malia ), 'Run fast, run faster!'" In the nine-minute clip above, the former First Lady talks about her new book Becoming ...

World ‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR
Author: 0 ‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR

Trump , who has made the U.S. economic relationship with China a centerpiece of his presidency, reiterated that he wants a deal both sides can be happy with. In an interview with Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin in which Pence focused on the White House's Indo-Pacific policy, the vice president said his trip to the region "is meant to show the United States has no intention of ceding influence or control" to Beijing.

World France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'
Author: 0 France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'

In five posts on Tuesday after a visit to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Mr Trump reminded France of its near-defeat by Germany in two wars, took a swipe at its wine industry, and mentioned Mr Macron's falling approval ratings.

World China offer unlikely to spur trade breakthrough
Author: 0 China offer unlikely to spur trade breakthrough

Many American manufacturers, farmers and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say they appreciate the administration's efforts to change China's economic policies. The White House has expressed cautious optimism that the meeting could ease tension. The Chinese document was said to include 142 items divided into three categories: issues the Chinese are willing to negotiate for further action, issues they are already working on and issues they consider off limits.

World Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta's Press Credentials
Author: 0 Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta crowed, minutes after a federal judge ruled the White House had to immediately return to Acosta the press badge it pulled abruptly this week. Of particular issue is whether his pass was taken away because of his rude behavior or due to the content of his reporting. Outside the courtroom, Acosta spoke to reporters and thanked other journalists for their support in the case.

World Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle
Author: 0 Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle

But Nielsen remained in her job on Wednesday, two days after the Washington Post first reported that Trump planned to remove her, and she travelled to the border with Defense Secretary James Mattis to review the work of U.S. But Mr Bolton rebuffed the first lady and protected his deputy, prompting the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, to issue an extraordinary statement to reporters effectively calling for Ms Ricardel to be fired.

World Trump slams Macron, suggests France would have lost WWI
Author: 0 Trump slams Macron, suggests France would have lost WWI

She was more tactful in putting it in the context of being an independent partner than Macron was when he said a European army might also face the United States as an opponent. This would include establishing a European Security Council, where decisions could be taken more rapidly, and a European Intervention Force "so that we can tackle issues immediately on the ground", Merkel said.

World Julian Assange Has Been 'Charged In Secret', US Accidentally Reveals
Author: 0 Julian Assange Has Been 'Charged In Secret', US Accidentally Reveals

WikiLeaks said on Twitter that the filing "reveals existence of sealed charges (or a draft for them) against WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange ". Julian Assange , a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election , has been criminally charged in secret, an apparent mistake in a court filing has indicated.

World Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones
Author: 0 Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones

As news of Facebook's use of Definers reached Capitol Hill, one senator implied that Facebook's efforts to push back against critics may add to the company's woes. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have long faced criticism for choices on what content to take down and what to allow to stand. But to suggest that we weren't interested in knowing the truth or that we wanted to hide what we knew or that we tried to prevent investigations is simply untrue.

World Death in Paradise: Hunt for victims of wildfires
Author: 0 Death in Paradise: Hunt for victims of wildfires

Cal Fire said the Camp Fire had grown to 140,000 acres (57,000 hectares), but was 40% contained. Sheriff Kory Honea said almost 300 people initially reported as missing had been found alive, and the list would keep fluctuating as people were found safe or identified among the dead.

World Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid
Author: 0 Trump Blames California 'Mismanagement' For Fires, Threatens To Withhold Aid

But he also took to Twitter to criticise forest management in the state as "poor", threatening to revoke federal funding for California forest management unless action was taken to prevent future fires. Across the state, more than 250,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in a dramatic scene, which saw some flee from their cars on foot to escape the flames.

World Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'
Author: 0 Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'

Mueller has not produced any evidence or indictments related to collusion. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, was appointed by the USA president to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions Nov. Whitaker as a way to curtail the Mueller investigation. Those concerns were only amplified after Trump appointed Whitaker as acting attorney general last week.