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Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally White House officials said on Wednesday that during his meeting with Merkel, the outgoing United States president will highlight shared values, thank the German chancellor for her friendship during his eight years in office, and try to ease concerns about the future of a transatlantic partnership that President-elect Donald Trump may now call into question. Continua a leggere...

United Nations watchdog chides Iran on minor nuclear deal breach

Iran's envoy to the IAEA, Reza Najafi said the country is planning to export more than five tonnes of heavy water to come back under the 130 tonne limit. Drawbacks: The Iranians can point to a declaration of intent to withdraw in order to drop out of the program themselves and then start enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels. Continua a leggere...

Clinton campaign blames Federal Bureau of Investigation director for loss to Trump

Clinton campaign blames Federal Bureau of Investigation director for loss to Trump The FBI past year began investigating Clinton for the potential mishandling of classified information as secretary of state after a referral from the intelligence community inspector general. She'll also campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Pittsburgh and Raleigh, North Carolina. She was also headlining an evening rally in Philadelphia with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, ... Continua a leggere...

How much does Modi need to fix India's dry ATMs?

How much does Modi need to fix India's dry ATMs? This means that citizens must now either go to a bank, identify themselves and fill out a form to exchange old notes in amounts of 4,000 rupees. Also, a Task Force was set up to expedite process of recalibration of ATMs as well as draw up action plan and ensure implementation of this action plan for quick changeover to enable them to dispense new bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000. Continua a leggere...

Obama Defends Obamacare Gains as GOP Plots Repeal

Obama Defends Obamacare Gains as GOP Plots Repeal Only days following a national campaign in which he committed to scrap president Obama's signature health care law, Donald J Trump indicated that he was not averse to retaining parts of the programme. For example, regulations could give US states more flexibility under a provision that lets states seek waivers from key provisions of the law, such as exemptions from the so-called individual mandate... Continua a leggere...

Kosovo police say Islamic State attack on Israeli football team foiled

Kosovo police say Islamic State attack on Israeli football team foiled During a November 4 raid at the suspect's homes, officers uncovered explosives, small arms, and even a drone, along with "religious material and literature from well-known authors recognised for their extremist ideology". Kosovo, Serbia's mostly Albanian former province, is a dominantly Muslim country. Over 300 Kosovars are known to have fought alongside ISIS in Syria, at least 50 of whom have... Continua a leggere...

Two former aides to S. Korea's Park quizzed over scandal

Choi, 60, is accused of using her ties with the president to coerce local firms to donate millions of dollars to nonprofit foundations that Choi then used for personal gain. The deal comes after opposition parties said they were not satisfied with the existing investigation. It also risks South Korea missing the chance to quickly clarify its relationship with the USA after Donald Trump's electio... Continua a leggere...

Election outcome no reason to scrap Electoral College

Election outcome no reason to scrap Electoral College But there are two other petitions from the past that have slightly more signatures. This is one of those years. One obvious issue with the electoral vote is that it clearly doesn't reflect the national consensus. To remain competitive, both parties would design their primaries to favor candidates who had the best shot to win the popular vote in the general election. Continua a leggere...

Man who killed his daughter's sexual abuser sentenced to 40 years

Man who killed his daughter's sexual abuser sentenced to 40 years He fatally shot the man who sexually assaulted his daughter, Julia , back in 2014. He told his daughter, Julia , that he took the plea deal so that Julia wouldn't have to go through the trauma of testifying about the abuse she endured during the murder trial. Continua a leggere...

Donald Trump picks team and prepares to enter White House

Donald Trump picks team and prepares to enter White House Asked at a White House briefing on Thursday whether the meeting had eased any of the concerns about Trump that Obama expressed during the campaign, Earnest said: "The president was never in a position to choose a successor". The irony is cruel: In the name of a peaceful transition, the American president, having thoroughly denounced the billionaire Republican during the recent campaign, must now d... Continua a leggere...

Turks in Pakistan challenge their expulsion order in court

You have come to Pakistan at a very hard point in time; we, as a country, are facing problems globally and locally and the opposition has made a decision to put all its political difference aside and welcome a true friend of Pakistan. The premier said that Pakistan was shell-shocked at the news of coup bid in Turkey . "Fateullah Gullen, while sitting in Pennsylvania, is dreaming of ruling the... Continua a leggere...

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwe court drops charges against professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwe court drops charges against professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the global outcry and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst , who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt. His lawyer, Perpetua Dube, told the BBC the offence did not have the force of the law and was not criminal in nature. He is said to have paid about $50,000 to hunt the lion. Continua a leggere...

Germany will try to ensure Iran nuclear deal survives with Trump

Germany will try to ensure Iran nuclear deal survives with Trump It would be up to President-elect Donald Trump to direct the policy, and depend on whether he would walk in Obama's footsteps by threatening to veto any new sanctions bill, or whether he would honor Congressional direction and escalate sanctions on Iran . Continua a leggere...

Trump team seeks top-secret security clearances for Trump's children

Trump team seeks top-secret security clearances for Trump's children Kushner's advisory role within Trump's innermost circle has been elevated since it was announced on Friday that Vice President-elect Mike Pence would be taking over control of the transition process from New Jersey Gov. A $10,800 bracelet? It's so easy to see how the Trump family resonated with the working class families, right? Is Ivanka overstepping a line or simply being a good businesswo... Continua a leggere...

Patriots' defense deficient in 1st game without Collins

Patriots' defense deficient in 1st game without Collins It hasn't happened. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson used Logan Ryan for much of the evening, while Collins replacement Elandon Roberts didn't exactly leave any reasons for ditching the angst over last week's trade. It was vintage Wilson, spinning away from oncoming defenders and improvising to baffle the opponent. The Seahawks (6-2-1) rolled up a season-high 420 yards of offense , with ... Continua a leggere...

Obama completes first leg of final foreign trip

But if he doesn't, "it would be hard, not only for Merkel but for all the European Union states and partners" to work with him, said Jurgen Hardt, a close Merkel ally and her party's point man on transatlantic affairs. "She will run for chancellor". President Barack Obama has issued a parting snub to the special relationship by naming Angela Merkel of Germany as his closest worldwide partner o... Continua a leggere...

European Union agrees to set up rapid reaction force

European Union agrees to set up rapid reaction force Moscow's relations with the West have plunged to levels of acrimony unseen since the end of the Cold War following Russia's military seizure of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and an ensuing war between Kyiv's forces and Russia-backed separatists. Continua a leggere...

China blocks 'Fatty Kim the Third' website searches

The phrase, a reference to the young leader's rotund figure, was first blocked last September after North Korea completed another nuclear test . Kim is unpopular among Chinese citizens largely due to these repeated tests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that reports of the banning of "Jin San Pang" did not "comply with facts". The "third" refers to his position in the Kim ... Continua a leggere...

McConnell will lead Senate GOP, Schumer will lead Democrats

Mr Zeman said that "the United States can not sent a better ambassador to Prague" than Mr Trump's first wife, the mother to his three oldest children who is of Czech descent. Roger Williams of Texas to head the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm for House Republicans. About two dozen protesters briefly occupied his Washington office Monday, criticizing his ties to ... Continua a leggere...

Thousands Across US Protest Trump Presidency

Thousands Across US Protest Trump Presidency One of the biggest crowds gathered outside Trump Tower in NY, where Shoshi Rabin Rabinowitz explained her motivation: "Words can't describe how disgusted I am that he was elected over Hillary (Clinton)". "We need to protest what we believe to be a disturbing turn in politics this week", said Kimie Liu, 40, as she stood near Trump Tower in NY with her 14-month-old son, Kellan, strapped to her back. Continua a leggere...


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