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Trump takes gung-ho approach to feeding fish in Japan

Trump takes gung-ho approach to feeding fish in Japan He was referring to his meeting with Japanese PM shinzo abe in NY in November a year ago, after a week of surprise election as President. In his public appearances so far, Trump has sought to cast himself as a highly successful chief executive, touting the United States economy while taking credit for a streak of hiring by American companies. [Full Article...]

Catalan separatists bring region to standstill in general strike

Many smaller shops were closed due to the strike, but larger shops and businesses were open as normal. The strike took place in response to the detainment of eight former ministers of the local Catalan government, who were jailed for their roles in the independence referendum on 1 October and subsequent declaration of secession from Spain. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama answers call for jury duty in Chicago

Barack Obama answers call for jury duty in Chicago He added that the 44th president was gracious to others who were there to fulfill their civic duty. I thought, for example, he would be reticent about greeting them. Guy's got a law degree. In 2015, former President George W. Bush reported for jury duty at a Dallas courthouse. Obama, who now resides in Washington, D.C., has been active in various endeavors for his new Obama Foundation, and has... [Full Article...]

United States government restricts travel to Cuba with new rules

Much of the half-century-old United States economic embargo against Cuba remains entrenched in law, but under former president Barack Obama federal authorities began to loosen some rules. Under the new rules, most individual visits to Cuba will no longer be allowed, and US citizens will again have to travel as part of a licensed group, accompanied by a group representative. [Full Article...]

Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord

Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord President Donald Trump, who has expressed doubts that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the prime cause of global warming, announced in June that he meant to pull out and instead promote United States coal and oil industries. The celebratory Nicaragua and Syria tweet was sent from @ec_minister. News that Syria would sign up unfolded over the course of the day. The fact that the second-wo... [Full Article...]

Texas church shooter escaped from mental health facility in 2012

Texas church shooter escaped from mental health facility in 2012 Kelley served in the Air Force from 2010 until 2014 and he left after receiving a bad conduct discharge, which is the second-lowest level of dismissal in the armed services. Investigators believe Kelley acted alone in the church attack and was not motivated by any political or religious agenda, but perhaps by a domestic argument Kelley had with his mother-in-law, who is a member of the church's c... [Full Article...]

Video shows Georgia teacher threaten to 'put a bullet' in student's head

Video shows Georgia teacher threaten to 'put a bullet' in student's head April Carr says physics teacher Paul Hagan of Rockdale Career Academy is not fit to teach. It's unclear from the video whether the teen responded to his teacher. "Well it happened to mine and we will get justice". The mother admitted her son was misbehaving before the teacher's rant but felt Hagen could have handled the situation differently. [Full Article...]

First Openly Transgender Black Woman Elected to Public Office in the US

First Openly Transgender Black Woman Elected to Public Office in the US Extraordinarily happy right now, ' she said. Jenkins was previously a policy aide to the Minneapolis City Council's Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and worked to revitalize poor neighborhoods. Jenkins is also a well-known public speaker and has delivered several keynote addresses on college campuses and at conferences throughout the United States. [Full Article...]

How Queen Elizabeth Invested in Firm That Targeted Mentally Ill

How Queen Elizabeth Invested in Firm That Targeted Mentally Ill According to the documents obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, the investments were made in 2004 and 2005 by the Duchy of Lancaster, the queen's private financial manager. Britain's socialist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Paradise Papers, 13 million files leaked files that expose how the rich and powerful systematically evade tax, shows "one rule for the super-rich ... [Full Article...]

Korea from Japan, after calling for military buildup to counter N. Korea

Korea from Japan, after calling for military buildup to counter N. Korea But some hawkish members of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party say that it may be possible to shoot down a missile headed toward Guam if it causes an existential threat to the U.S.as Japan's ally. After being briefed about the Texas mass shooting in the early hours of the morning, President Trump's tour of Asia is continuing as planned. In part, this comes from Abe's own personal mistrust of Beijing, ... [Full Article...]

Gun store owner says church shooting suspect passed two background checks

Gun store owner says church shooting suspect passed two background checks But the senators' complaint is that the federal agencies have not been complying with the law and that the military is exploiting a loophole that lets them report domestic assault as indistinct from other assaults - unlike the reporting requirements for state courts. [Full Article...]

Dallas Man Arrested After Making Threats At White House

Dallas Man Arrested After Making Threats At White House The US Secret Service on Monday arrested him following security alert by police in Montgomery County, Maryland, that the man planned to go to Washington with the goal of killing officers at the White House. Arega had even "checked-in" and posted his location as the White House on his own Facebook page . He was spotted near the landmark building at around 4:05 p.m. [Full Article...]

Manhattan DA to Indict Harvey Weinstein on Rape Charges Next Week

Manhattan DA to Indict Harvey Weinstein on Rape Charges Next Week Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told News 4 earlier in the day, "We'll move as fast as we can to resolve the outstanding issues". Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the tabloid last week that authorities are working with the DA to obtain an arrest warrant to take Weinstein into custody in Arizona, where he's undergoing rehabilitation therapy. [Full Article...]

Putin ready to meet Trump at APEC summit in Vietnam - Russian FM

Putin ready to meet Trump at APEC summit in Vietnam - Russian FM Yuri Ushakov said: "It's entirely logical that they will shake hands, that they will discuss certain issues". Samantha Winograd, CNN national security analyst, warned the meeting could see the presidents in a disagreement over sanctions . [Full Article...]

Gemany officially recognising 'third gender' other than male and female

The minister for families in Chancellor Angela Merkel's outgoing government, Katarina Barley, said a third gender option was 'overdue'. These individuals often have sex traits, such as genitals or chromosomes that do not fit exclusively in the gender categories of "male" or "female". [Full Article...]

GOP Attempt To Push Obamacare Repeal May Be Sunk

GOP Attempt To Push Obamacare Repeal May Be Sunk Scrapping the mandate, the most unpopular part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act , saves money because fewer people would seek coverage and draw taxpayer-funded subsidies that defray their premiums. Trump also said that at a meeting of Republican lawmakers at the White House last week that he had wanted to repeal the mandate in tax reforms and had floated adding it in the Senate, attendees had said... [Full Article...]

Official Speaks out About New Sherri Papini Surveillance Video

Official Speaks out About New Sherri Papini Surveillance Video It's been nearly a year since Sherri Papini disappeared while jogging. The woman vanished November 2, 2016 while jogging near her home in Redding, California - about 150 miles north of where she was found. The women, who Papini said were masked when they were in her presence, are depicted in the sketches. Detectives interviewed the man in MI and determined he was not involved in Sherri's disappe... [Full Article...]

Mugabe Guts Zimbabwe Security State With Deputy's Dismissal

Mugabe Guts Zimbabwe Security State With Deputy's Dismissal Supporters of Grace Mugabe, 52, gathered outside the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front on Wednesday with banners calling for her to be named vice president. It comes two days after Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa's firing and his expected expulsion from the ruling party come amid growing tensions before elections next year when it may fac... [Full Article...]

Phil Murphy wins race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey governor

Phil Murphy wins race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey governor On the campaign trail, the governor-elect promised to disobey orders from President Donald Trump that he deemed unconstitutional or "un-American". In Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam is the projected victor over Republican Ed Gillespie to replace Democrat Terry McAuliffe. "Virginia has told us to end the divisiveness, that we will not condone hatred and bigotry and to end the politics that hav... [Full Article...]

Racist Flyers in New Jersey Label Asian American Politician a 'Terrorist'

Racist Flyers in New Jersey Label Asian American Politician a 'Terrorist' Ravi Bhalla , who posted a picture of the flier in a November 4 tweet , said, "Of course this is troubling , but we won't let hate win". The flyer as originally produced raises the issue that Bhalla could have a conflict of interest as mayor in considering city contracts with a utility company that has been a client of the law firm for which Bhalla has worked as an attorney. [Full Article...]


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