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Pacific trade ministers to hold news conference Pacific trade ministers to hold news conference
- November 13, 2017

Trade ministers say they have reached a basic agreement on a Pacific Rim trade pact without the United States. Briefing New Zealand media ahead of the APEC Leaders' Retreat in Da Nang, Viet Nam, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: "I wouldn't want to speculate but I think probably we're in a more stable place than we were yesterday". (more...)
China, Vietnam leaders reach South China Sea consensus China, Vietnam leaders reach South China Sea consensus
- November 13, 2017

In a joint news conference, Quang said he had "shared my thoughts with (Trump) on the recent developments in this area and it is our policy to settle disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations, and with respect for diplomatic and legal process in accordance with worldwide law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea". (more...)
Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles
- November 13, 2017

Macron, during a visit to Dubai on Thursday, said he was "very concerned" by Tehran's missile programme after Saudi Arabia claimed it intercepted a missile fired from Yemen last month. Qassemi urged France to pursue "realistic, fair and far-sighted" policies on the ongoing developments in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. (more...)
Oklahoma Woman Accused Of Marrying Her Mother Receives Deferred Sentence Oklahoma Woman Accused Of Marrying Her Mother Receives Deferred Sentence
- November 12, 2017

A Duncan woman who married her biological mother last year received a 10-year deferred sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty in Stephens County to committing incest . Incest in the U.S. state of Oklahoma is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Patricia genuinely thought she wasn't doing anything wrong because she wasn't legally Misty's mum and had been removed from her daughter's birth certificate. (more...)
Arctic blast a record low for the Big Apple Arctic blast a record low for the Big Apple
- November 12, 2017

That's today's expected high temperature. The Friday night chill was expected to give way to warmer weather over the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service. Although temperatures were in the single digits from 8 p.m. Thursday through 8 a.m. Friday, they did not fall far enough to set a new record low for November 10. (more...)
Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula
- November 12, 2017

The three flattops are the USS Ronald Reagan, Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt. The drills began in waters off South Korea's eastern coast. Nuclear-armed North Korea regularly denounces such military drills as rehearsals for invasion and sometimes conducts its own military manoeuvres or missile tests in response. (more...)
Mueller to probe Trump's former adviser over alleged rendition plot Mueller to probe Trump's former adviser over alleged rendition plot
- November 11, 2017

According to the Wall Street Journal , special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is focusing on a meeting in mid-December between Mr Flynn and Turkish officials in NY. The discussions allegedly included how to transport Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim leader who Erdogan has accused of being behind a failed military coup to overthrow him, on a private jet to the Turkish prison island of Imrali. (more...)
Auto driver 'deliberately' rams into passers-by near Toulouse, injures 3 Auto driver 'deliberately' rams into passers-by near Toulouse, injures 3
- November 11, 2017

All three victims were in their twenties, with a 23-year-old woman the most seriously injured and two men - aged 22 and 23 also hurt. The driver, a man, was arrested. "We thought there was an accident because when we got off the campus there were a lot of police cars around". The college campus comprises of several postgraduate courses including journalism, computer science, real estate and business. (more...)
TSA Screenings Fail Up to 80 Percent of the Time, Investigation Finds TSA Screenings Fail Up to 80 Percent of the Time, Investigation Finds
- November 10, 2017

According to the study, TSA screeners, equipment, and procedures failed more than half the time . According to an unreleased and classified report, recent undercover tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security at several US airport security checkpoints found that the federally employed screeners and their equipment failed to identify risky materials more than half of the time, unnamed sources tell ABC News . (more...)
Republicans call on Moore to end campaign after child sex abuse allegations Republicans call on Moore to end campaign after child sex abuse allegations
- November 10, 2017

Among the handful of Senate Republicans who have endorsed Moore, only Mike Lee of Utah weighed in on the allegations. While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore's Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. (more...)
Trucker charged after crash with self-driving bus Trucker charged after crash with self-driving bus
- November 10, 2017

Nevertheless, Las Vegas city representatives seem happy at the result - none of the passengers was injured and the shuttle apparently performed as it was created to. While the optics of a self-driving shuttle getting into an accident nearly immediately after debuting aren't great, this particular situation was clearly caused by a human driver. (more...)
UK Cabinet minister under fire over secret Israel meetings UK Cabinet minister under fire over secret Israel meetings
- November 09, 2017

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Labour's shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett said she should either call in her independent adviser on ministerial standards, Sir Alex Allen, or "state publicly and explain your full reasons for why Priti Patel retains your confidence despite clear breaches of the ministerial code". (more...)
Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates
- November 09, 2017

The race was one of the year's most high profile and drew national and global attention and big money to the northern Virginian district. "This is what happens when he can't defeat me [on] the core quality-of-life issues facing the people of the 13th District". (more...)
House Intel Releases Carter Page's Testimony House Intel Releases Carter Page's Testimony
- November 08, 2017

Page vehemently denied meeting with the two Russians. The issue emerged after it was revealed that George Papadopoulos, a volunteer adviser to the Trump campaign, proposed to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a discussion in March 2016. (more...)
Charts: Early voting statistics for the 2017 election Charts: Early voting statistics for the 2017 election
- November 08, 2017

Voter turnout in Dauphin County has been light so far, according to Jerry Feaser, county elections director. In York County, the technical issue impacts candidates who appear twice in a single race where more than one candidate is elected. (more...)
Free speech or free market: Woman fired over flipping Trump the bird? Free speech or free market: Woman fired over flipping Trump the bird?
- November 08, 2017

Late-night talk show hosts told jokes about the encounter and people on social media began hailing the unidentified woman as a "she-ro", using the hashtag #Her2020 . She said she was told she had violated the company's social media policy, and said the company in turn fired her. Virginia is an at-will state for employers, meaning companies can let workers go for any reason. (more...)
Horrific scenes as auto slams into Australia classroom, killing two boys Horrific scenes as auto slams into Australia classroom, killing two boys
- November 08, 2017

The female driver, 52, was charged later in the afternoon with two counts of unsafe driving occasioning death, said police. Police said they believed the crash was not deliberate. One woman summed up the mood of many in the community: "Imagine sending your kids to school not knowing they'll never come back". A student named Terek said he started crying when the vehicle crashed into the classroom. (more...)
Trump Plans to See Putin in Asia Amid Scrutiny of Campaign Ties Trump Plans to See Putin in Asia Amid Scrutiny of Campaign Ties
- November 07, 2017

McMaster, said at a briefing on the eve of Trump's five-nation tour of Asia, which starts Friday. South Korean presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun speaks at a media briefing on U.S. North Korean officials a year ago also stated the country could seek to target the USA mainland if American nuclear forces mobilized against it. "If the US misjudges ( North Korea's ) toughest will and dares to act recklessly, the latter will be compelled to deal a resolute and merciless punishment upon the ... (more...)
'Fifty Shades Freed': Watch Kinky, Brooding New Trailer 'Fifty Shades Freed': Watch Kinky, Brooding New Trailer
- November 07, 2017

The trailer opens with newlyweds Christian Grey ( Jamie Dornan ) and Anastasia Steele ( Dakota Johnson ) in romantic bliss: sunbathing, swimming in the ocean and toasting to their glamorous lifestyle on a private jet. Ana has also had a personality spruce up. It is not where it ends though. To add to the misery, Elena Lincoln ( Kim Basinger ) is still around and has Christian's ears still. (more...)
Liberia's apex court suspends run-off, orders probe of election fraud claims Liberia's apex court suspends run-off, orders probe of election fraud claims
- November 07, 2017

The decision throws Liberia's first democratic transition in seven decades into uncertainty a day ahead of what was to have been the final round of voting to pick between former worldwide footballer George Weah and incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai. (more...)