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Mattis likely to become defense secretary, despite Democrats' concerns

The nomination comes after Mattis met with Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey, last month. "Whether it was helping lead the initial invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11, conducting stability operations throughout the Iraq War, or overseeing military leaders across the Middle East, General Mattis has relentlessly focused on defeating the threats facing the United States and our allies". Continua a leggere...

Battleship NJ, the nation remember Pearl Harbor

Battleship NJ, the nation remember Pearl Harbor In this December 7, 1941 photo made available by the U.S. Navy, a small boat rescues a seaman from the USS West Virginia burning in the foreground in Pearl Harbor , Hawaii, after Japanese aircraft attacked the military insta. Obama visited Hiroshima with Abe in May, becoming the first sitting American president to visit the city since President Harry S. Truman ordered two atomic bombs to be dro... Continua a leggere...

Bernard Cazeneuve named French PM after Valls quits

Many on the left see Valls as a rightwinger after he used decrees to force through labour reforms and called for dual-national terror convicts to be stripped of their French nationality. The 54-year-old is known for his outspoken, authoritarian style and his tough views on immigration and security. Bernard Cazeneuve has been appointed the new French Prime Minister. Continua a leggere...

Woman Made Death Threats To Sandy Hook Parents

Woman Made Death Threats To Sandy Hook Parents According to Sandy Hook Promise , 80% of school shooters told someone of their plans to commit violence before taking action. "The main point, gun violence is preventable when you know the signs". But when many connected or cumulative signs are observed over a period of time, it could mean that the person is heading down a pathway towards violence or self-harm. Continua a leggere...

Judge orders MI recount to begin Monday

Officials count ballots during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Goldsmith said a state law that requires a two-business-day waiting period to begin a recount is likely in violation of voting rights, according to reports . Continua a leggere...

Japanese leader won't apologize at Pearl Harbor

He returned home to his wife and his first child, who was born a month earlier. "But they hoped that a preemptive strike on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor would quickly enable them to expand their territory in the Pacific and that the USA would seek a negotiated settlement". Continua a leggere...

India should plan offensive, covert operations: ex army chiefs

India should plan offensive, covert operations: ex army chiefs The attack prompted India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, to carry out a strike across the border on Pakistani army posts. The BRICS Summit held in Goa in October also failed to mention LeT or JeM."This is unacceptable..." He accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war" against Afghanistan, charging that the military campaign Islamabad has mounted since 2014 against the Taliban and allied gro... Continua a leggere...

Referendum costituzionale. Urne aperte dalle 7. La diretta

Referendum costituzionale. Urne aperte dalle 7. La diretta Al nord Italia, in Piemonte successo del NO con quasi 13 punti di distacco; in Lombardia con quasi undici punti in più e in Liguria con quasi venti punti avanti. Dopo aver provato su un foglio e averlo constatato ho denunciato la cosa al presidente del mio seggio. Una possibilità che ha come conditio sine qua non il congelamento delle dimissioni di Matteo Renzi fino all'approvazione della legge. Continua a leggere...

21k Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Commenting on the military forces in Rakhine, Mr Annan noted that they have the right to protect the state. "The new government is working on a solution to this issue". Meanwhile, almost 100 demonstrators including monks and laypeople gathered in front of Mahabandoola Park in downtown Yangon yesterday to denounce Mr Najib. Continua a leggere...

Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge

Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge The episode happened when the hijab-wearing policewoman stepped in after a man began a dispute with her 16-year-old son. City officials hailed Officer Aml Elsokary as a hero in 2014, after she ran into a burning building to save a baby. In a "60 Minutes" interview that aired last month, Trump said he was "so saddened to hear" that people were harassing others in his name. Elsokary is a remarka... Continua a leggere...

Klay Thompson Drops 60 on the Pacers

Klay Thompson Drops 60 on the Pacers The 6-foot-7 shooting guard from Washington State poured in a career-high 60 points in just 29 minutes of play in the Warriors' 142-106 win over the Indiana Pacers. He ended that night with his previous career-high of 52 points. That included some power drives that forced contact. But, this Klay Thompson was a different beast entirely. Continua a leggere...

Taiwan's President: Phone Call With Trump 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

The comments followed criticism of Trump in U.S. and Chinese media for taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a move that upended almost 40 years of diplomatic protocol and raised questions about whether the president-elect intends to pursue a hard line against Beijing. Continua a leggere...

Taiwan's President: A Phone Call 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

While there have been sharp differences between Beijing and Washington on China's island building in the South China Sea and over alleged Chinese cybertheft of USA commercial secrets, the two powers have cooperated effectively on climate change and the Iran nuclear deal. Continua a leggere...

MA firefighters battle large Cambridge fire

MA firefighters battle large Cambridge fire Firefighters are working with Eversource to make a plan to restore power to as many buildings as possible. The massive fire reportedly began just before 3pm EDT (8pm GMT) on Bershire Street, a residential area. Firefighters have been called in from Newton, Waltham, Wakefield, and multiple other towns. The city also set up a fire relief fund Saturday night as the flames still burned, which has ... Continua a leggere...

Australia considers charging power generators for pollution

Australia considers charging power generators for pollution A carbon price for power companies is set to be considered as part of a climate change review, but the Government rules out a return to Labor's carbon tax. The built environment now comprises 23 per cent of national emissions, and the ASBEC report found that the right policies could deliver $20 billion in energy savings by 2030, up to 25 per cent of Australia's 2030 emissions target and more than ... Continua a leggere...

Michael Slager murder trial goes to the jury

A SC jury on Wednesday visited the empty lot where a white North Charleston police officer fatally shot an unarmed black motorist who was running away from him, taking in a final bit of evidence in the officer's murder trial. She said malice is a feeling and an emotion. But she added provocation is not justification and being provoked doesn't give someone the right to do whatever they want when ... Continua a leggere...

Arrested in Abduction of Wichita Woman, 3 Children

Arrested in Abduction of Wichita Woman, 3 Children Authorities believe the children, along with their mother, 36-year-old Melissa Gifford, were taken from their home by Arellano and Cruz at gunpoint. There is no word yet on the mother or the three children who were kidnapped. The suspect, 34-year-old Roque Arellano, Jr., was apparently armed with a handgun at the time. Anyone with information on the abduction may call 911 or 1-(800)-KS-CRIME. Continua a leggere...

Trump might need to concede D.C. hotel before Inauguration Day

Trump might need to concede D.C. hotel before Inauguration Day In an op-ed published Monday in Government Executive magazine, Steven Schooner and Daniel Gordon, former government officials who specialize in federal contract law, recommended that GSA "immediately end the hotel lease relationship, before Trump becomes president" to avoid ethics problems. Continua a leggere...

Teetering Italian bank looks for investors

But that changed Monday. Milan's main bourse fell 2 percent at the opening but was last down 0.6 percent. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.8 per cent to 5,441.80. Shares were down 3 percent Tuesday though the bank said it had achieved one part of a turnaround program. Still, the result cast doubts on the ability of Italy's third-largest lender and the worst performer in last summer's Europe... Continua a leggere...

Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter as storm sweeps through camp

The pipeline is largely complete except for the section under Lake Oahe, about a mile upstream of the reservation. Bigelow spoke at an afternoon press conference held in the large central dome used as a gathering and meeting hall by protesters in the Oceti Sakowin camp based at the confluence between the Missouri and Cannonball rivers north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Continua a leggere...


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