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Philippines' Duterte Stops Construction On South China Sea Sandbars

Philippines' Duterte Stops Construction On South China Sea Sandbars In an article published under his name on Thursday in the official Vietnamese newspaper Nhan Dan , Xi said Vietnam and China "need to well manage our differences and disagreements". Lorenzana said the Commander in Chief halted the construction of the makeshift shelters for fishermen in the West Philippine Sea in August, after he was advised by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. [Full Article...]

China Removes Foreign Ownership Limits on Banks, Fund Firms

China Removes Foreign Ownership Limits on Banks, Fund Firms The undertaking was confirmed in a press release authorised by China's State Council today, indicating that it has been approved at the highest level. Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS have both said they would like to increase their shareholding in their Chinese joint ventures. While China has already made big strides in opening its equity and bond markets to foreign investors, global banks and s... [Full Article...]

DACA Students Walk Out of Class to Demand Action from Congress

DACA Students Walk Out of Class to Demand Action from Congress Luis GutiƩrrez (D-Illinois) said in a statement . They said compromise is the better path to protecting DACA recipients, who should be dealt with compassionately and whose pending status should not become a "political football". But critics, including Sessions, called DACA an example of executive overreach on a decision that should have been left to Congress. Viviana said while in the US she wa... [Full Article...]

European Union gives United Kingdom 2 weeks to make concessions on Brexit talks

European Union gives United Kingdom 2 weeks to make concessions on Brexit talks The U.K. government has two weeks to make concessions in its Brexit negotiations if it wants to pass on to trade talks this year, according to the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Friday. In Berlin, Steffen Seibert, spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that "it is indeed in Great Britain's hands to create the conditions that would make it possible" to move to the next phase of trade re... [Full Article...]

Pakistan offers Kulbushan's wife to visit husband on humanitarian grounds

Pakistan offers Kulbushan's wife to visit husband on humanitarian grounds In its list, the Pakistan foreign office had said the Indian prisoners included "52 civilians and 494 fishermen". Pakistan has allowed convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after a request was made by India's Ministry of External Affairs. [Full Article...]

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey In March, former CIA Director James Woolsey told the WSJ that he attended a meeting in a hotel room in New York City last December where Flynn discussed "a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away". Flynn lobbied on behalf of Turkish interests in the US before joining the Trump administration but didn't disclose the work until March, after he was forced out of the White House for... [Full Article...]

Lockheed to develop fibre laser for AFRL

Lockheed to develop fibre laser for AFRL The plan is to have the lasers installed and tested on tactical fighter jets, with the first tests tentatively scheduled for 2021, which is 37 months away. According to Afzal, it's a tough challenge to get a laser weapon into a smaller, airborne test platform as such systems tend to be big and heavy. It's hoped that laser-equipped jets could also use the powerful beams to shoot incoming threats ... [Full Article...]

'Nothing Immoral' Or 'Deeply Disturbing'? Republicans Split On Roy Moore Allegations

'Nothing Immoral' Or 'Deeply Disturbing'? Republicans Split On Roy Moore Allegations The shocking allegations that Roy Moore , the Republican candidate in next month's U.S. Senate election in Alabama, molested a 14-year-old girl and dated other teenagers left President Trump with a hard decision to make. " People are going to be voting on tax reform and repealing Obamacare and not on Roy Moore or [Democrat] Doug Jones ", said Conners. The Washington Post also interviewed ... [Full Article...]

Trump China Asia Photo Showcase

Trump China Asia Photo Showcase This is fantastic", she said, according to a pool report. USA first lady Melania Trump poses for photos with Chinese children holding flags and the bald eagle dolls near the panda enclosure at a zoo in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. "The panda star in the zoo is Gu Gu. Wonderful to meet Gu Gu!" "China can fix this problem easily and quickly, and I am calling on China and your great president t... [Full Article...]

Moscow plans new 'restrictions' on USA media working in Russian Federation

Moscow plans new 'restrictions' on USA media working in Russian Federation The threat of retaliation against US media from the Kremlin is the latest in a diplomatic standoff that has resulted in both Moscow and Washington being forced to reduce embassy staff and give up diplomatic compounds. "Although, of course, we categorically disagree with this requirement". FARA experts told CNN in October that though jail and asset seizure is rare, it can happen in certain cases. [Full Article...]

Rockport to honor veterans Saturday

Rockport to honor veterans Saturday Veterans Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1954. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary, or ALA, helps to advance the mission of the American Legion. Legion family members and their guests are welcome to stay for a potluck lunch and entertainment by "American Traditions". The cessation of aggression and war between Germany and the allies including the United States end... [Full Article...]

Boyle scores first goal since leukemia diagnosis

Boyle, who was playing his fifth game of the season after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia on September 19, scored 5:33 into the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. Devils coach John Hynes meets the media before Thursday night's game against the Oilers and announces Kyle Palmieri is back in the lineup and Pavel Zacha is out. [Full Article...]

Padmavati row: Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking a ban on film's release

Padmavati row: Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking a ban on film's release In the video , the director said, "This movie embroiled in so many controversies because of some rumour". Soon after the judgement of SC, Girraj Singh Lotwara, the president of Shri Rajput Sabha (which is the supreme body of the Rajputs), said that they won't be responsible if the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is beaten up by somebody now. [Full Article...]

Dismissed Menendez Juror Says Senator Is 'Not Guilty'

Dismissed Menendez Juror Says Senator Is 'Not Guilty' The judge in the trial had promised one of the original twelve jurors that the trial would not interfere with a previously scheduled vacation. By Thursday, they were still deadlocked, she said. The jury is considering 18 different counts as a part of Melendez's indictment including six counts of bribery, three counts of honest services fraud, one count of conspiracy, one count of interstate trav... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu probed for corruption charges

Netanyahu probed for corruption charges Netanyahu: "There will be nothing - because there was nothing!" In the first corruption case, according to the Guardian , Netanyahu and his family are suspected of accepting luxury gifts, including cigars, pink champagne and jewellery, in return for advancing the interests of several wealthy benefactors, most notably Israeli-born Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. [Full Article...]

Hazleton Area Students Honor Veterans With a Breakfast

Hazleton Area Students Honor Veterans With a Breakfast Tens of thousands have become teachers, transforming young lives by sharing their knowledge and devotion to duty. Clare's Ponderosa Restaurant will also offer all veterans a free buffet meal all day long on Saturday, Veteran's Day with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia brings in Lebanon's Hariri from the cold

Saudi Arabia brings in Lebanon's Hariri from the cold This is not the first time Saudi Arabia has asked its citizens to leave Lebanon, but in the past has stated that the travel warnings were for the safety of their citizens. Lebanese President Michel Aoun will not accept Mr Hariri's resignation until he returns to the country to explain his actions, according to sources . [Full Article...]

Freeze watch, frost threat for Friday night

Freeze watch, frost threat for Friday night Freezing temperatures may kill or damage sensitive vegetation like outdoor plants, according to NWS. The cold temperatures will be around for most of Friday, with the high climbing into the low 30s to mid 40s by Friday afternoon. Low temperatures forecast Friday morning from GFS model. The predicted low is right around 21. Wind chills will make the temperature feel like it's between the single... [Full Article...]

NY City closes pre-school after toddler with dairy allergy dies

NY City closes pre-school after toddler with dairy allergy dies Elijah Silvera went into anaphylactic shock at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem, New York, on Friday. The family members added that the child's death "was completely preventable", arguing that almost 5.9 million children under the age of 18 suffer from food allergies in the US. [Full Article...]

Agreement in meeting on TPP trade deal - Mexican minister

Agreement in meeting on TPP trade deal - Mexican minister Asked if an agreement among the TPP-11 will make it easy for the United States to return to the pact, Aso said: "I don't know how the United States feels, but the TPP was originally formed upon USA agreements". An unnamed Asian member of the so-called TPP-11 has thrown a spanner in the works of 11th-hour negotiations on the future of the controversial Pacific Rim trade and investment deal. [Full Article...]


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