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Obama: 'Absence of American leadership' on climate

Obama: 'Absence of American leadership' on climate Obama talked about the lack of USA leadership on climate issues in Paris on Saturday. "But despite that, you're seeing American companies and states and cities continuing to work on this issue", Obama said. There are many specific pledges in the charter signed today, including: investing in public transit and reducing the carbon footprint in new and existing buildings and infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Even The Vice President's Wife Thinks Donald Trump Is 'Totally Vile'

Even The Vice President's Wife Thinks Donald Trump Is 'Totally Vile' Pence reportedly stopped returning Trump's phone calls in the wake of the so-called "p*ssy tape", and campaign staffers wondered whether the deeply religious vice presidential nominee would remain on the ticket. The news of friction between Trump and the Pences was received with interest on Twitter. Hate the president? Even in the White House, apparently, you're in good company. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant Square Off in Consequential Legal Showdown

Donald Trump, Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant Square Off in Consequential Legal Showdown U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers told a NY state judge on Tuesday that under the U.S. Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment. [Full Article...]

Men charged with murder of Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Men charged with murder of Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia The three suspects were among 10 people arrested in an operation on Monday. According to Maltese law, the police have 48 hours to question the suspects, charge them or release them. In her final post on Running Commentary , the blog she had written since 2008, Caruana Galizia voiced despair over the cronyism and sleaze she saw engulfing Malta. [Full Article...]

The 9 most retweeted tweets of 2017

The 9 most retweeted tweets of 2017 The most-liked tweet of the year was from Mr Obama. Coming in at the second most retweeted tweet of 2017, the former president's response to the violence in Charlottesville over the summer was retweeted by over 1.7 million users (and, when it was posted, quickly became the most-retweeted tweet at the time). [Full Article...]

China has no intention to interfere in Australia's Internal Affairs - foreign ministry

China has no intention to interfere in Australia's Internal Affairs - foreign ministry Australia and neighbouring New Zealand are among roughly a third of countries worldwide that allow foreign donations to political parties. "Foreign powers are making unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process, both here and overseas", Turnbull told reporters in Canberra, Australia's capital. [Full Article...]

One child killed, 22 hospitalized after Georgia school bus accident

One child killed, 22 hospitalized after Georgia school bus accident Additionally, 21 people on the bus were taken to area hospitals, including the bus driver. GSP officials said the children range from five to 12-years-old. "My understanding is the driver had the worst injuries and the others were bumps and scrapes and lacerations", Hodges said. The agency said in a news release the bus driver had lost control, veered into a ditch and slammed into a tree. [Full Article...]

Body found in rural Clay County

Thysse said several agencies, including Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin and deputies, the Nebraska State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation participated in the search that resulted in the discovery of her body. Bliemeister said investigators have a "strong belief" that the body found in an open area of Clay County is that of Loofe, but formal confirmation will be made in coming days, US... [Full Article...]

Nine Terror Attacks Prevented In UK During The Past Year, MI5 reveals

Nine Terror Attacks Prevented In UK During The Past Year, MI5 reveals Nine terrorist attacks have been prevented in the United Kingdom in the past year, the director general of MI5, Andrew Parker, has told Theresa May's government. Authorities failed to stop Abedi when he returned to the United Kingdom from Libya, according to the findings. " With the benefit of hindsight, intelligence was misinterpreted in 2017 ", said Anderson. [Full Article...]

Bullying continues after teen girl hangs herself

Bullying continues after teen girl hangs herself I love you. Sorry, Mom, you're gonna find me like this'. "'They were making fun of me today about my teeth'". "I'm sorry mum and dad, I love you", she wrote. She has been on life support for a almost a week and her parents had planned to turn it off on Monday night. One family member alleged the school district was aware Avila had been bullied for years. [Full Article...]

Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine dramatic rooftop scene

Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine dramatic rooftop scene Saakashvili resigned in 2016, complaining that his efforts to root out corruption were being obstructed by officials. Masked officers dragged Saakashvili from an apartment in the capital Kiev while his supporters protested on the street and tried to stop the police van from leaving. [Full Article...]

Chance of Rain Late Tuesday

Chance of Rain Late Tuesday Plus, it's been over a month since we've had more than a few hundreths of an inch of rain in downtown Austin. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 22 miles per hour. Today's high will be near 45, with sunny skies, the weather service said. Isolated showers will remain possible Wednesday and Thursday with highs remaining in the 40s. [Full Article...]

Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts

Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts The bank subpoena is the latest sign that the Special Counsel is casting a wide net, potentially going far beyond the original investigation into Russian interference in the election and and searching for any past wrongdoing by the president, his family, his aides, and his associates. [Full Article...]

Drivers protest electronic logging device mandate

Drivers protest electronic logging device mandate Darrell said he thinks the pressure that ELDs will exert on a driver's on-duty hours will create an unsafe driving environment. Truckers say that will force them to drive faster to make deliveries, resulting in more accidents. One of these devices costs anywhere from $200 to $900 to buy and then carries a monthly service charge, much like a cell phone, that can cost $35 to $80, Kane said. [Full Article...]

Conyers To Retire Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Conyers To Retire Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations The report didn't specify how Ian Conyers knew of the congressman's plans. The younger Mr. Conyers said that despite the accusations, he believes MI voters will reward his family's work in politics by electing him. The House Ethics Committee last week opened an investigation into Conyers, 88, after he said his office had resolved a harassment case of a former staffer with a payment but no admi... [Full Article...]

Dlamini-Zuma will be SA's first woman president, says Mbalula

Dlamini-Zuma will be SA's first woman president, says Mbalula Ramaphosa is considered the most market-friendly candidate, and signs his campaign is doing well have driven a rally in South African assets in recent weeks. "The data we have point to a Ramaphosa victory, yet we are hesitant to call the race in his favour", Cronje said. Some disgruntled ANC members have launched court cases and some branches are re-running the meetings where nominations for party... [Full Article...]

Four people killed in horror collision between vehicle and lorry

Four people killed in horror collision between vehicle and lorry GardaĆ­, New Ross Fire Brigade and a fleet of ambulances raced to the scene of the crash just off the N25 between Cushinstown and Begern Cross on the New Ross to Ballinaboola road. Two people were pronounced dead immediately at the scene. Emergency services are still at the scene and the road will be closed until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest , gardaĆ­ say. [Full Article...]

Campaigning begins in Catalan election as four separatists kept in jail

Campaigning begins in Catalan election as four separatists kept in jail On Monday six other ministers were released from prison near Madrid on bail. After their failed independence bid, which saw leaders being detained or fleeing overseas, Catalan separatists head into a new election this month divided over the future of their region but united against what they say is "repression" from Madrid . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation declares nine U.S. media outlets 'foreign agents'

Russian Federation declares nine U.S. media outlets 'foreign agents' The State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, plans to adopt on Wednesday a bill banning the entry for about nine media outlets . A senior lawmaker in the Federation Council said the upper parliament house will also consider a ban. "Definitely not", the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said. Foreign correspondents in Russian Federation can now access the parliament and some government... [Full Article...]

Massachusetts Senate president steps aside amid sexual misconduct probe against his husband

Massachusetts Senate president steps aside amid sexual misconduct probe against his husband In a speech to her colleagues after being elected acting president Monday night, Chandler said the last few days have been "so turbulent, so tragic, so surprising and so sad". Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren weighed in Monday, telling reporters "the charges against the Senate president's husband are disgusting and the people who have leveled these charges have a right to be heard and to be r... [Full Article...]


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