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Global Supreme Court for special courts to deal with criminal cases against politicians
Author: 0 Supreme Court for special courts to deal with criminal cases against politicians

The Election Commission joined the apex court's mission by supporting a petitioner's suggestion to impose lifetime ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections. Many other politicians of various parties also undergoing trial in cases like A Raja and Kanimozhi of the DMK (2G scam) and Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi (CWG scam).

Global Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'
Author: 0 Asked if DNC system was rigged in Clinton's favor, Warren says 'yes'

Treasury calls for looser oversight of insurers Trump's tax plan and the certainty of Democratic resistance MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she believes the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal: Trump-tied data firm reaching out to WikiLeaks "significant" Tillerson eliminates key State Department sanctions office: report Intel Dem: What's in dossier more important than who paid for it MORE.

Global Michael Fallon QUITS as defence secretary over 'knee-touching' claims
Author: 0 Michael Fallon QUITS as defence secretary over 'knee-touching' claims

Mrs May said she appreciated the "serious manner" in which Sir Michael had considered his Cabinet role and paid tribute to "a long and impressive ministerial career". Williamson was first elected to the House of Commons in 2010 and was made Prime Minister's May chief whip when she succeeded David Cameron in July 2016.

Global Thornton Police have Walmart shooting suspect in custody
Author: 0 Thornton Police have Walmart shooting suspect in custody

Police spokesman Victor Avila said the suspect calmly walked into the Walmart store at 6:10 pm. A bus full of people who were inside the store at the time of the shooting were taken on an RTD bus to the Thornton Police department, which is just to the south of the store.

Global Spain requests European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader
Author: 0 Spain requests European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

A High Court source said the arrest warrant for Puigdemont , who is in Belgium, would "most likely" be issued on Friday. 'I have just heard from my client that the warrant has been issued for the president and four of his ministers who are in Belgium, ' lawyer Paul Bekaert told VRT.

Global Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds
Author: 0 Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

The government of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan denied accusations by Iraqi military that the Kurds reneged on draft of agreement with federal military to redeploy federal forces in disputed areas and border crossing points, Kurdish media said on Thursday.

Global Australia Senate president a dual United Kingdom citizen
Author: 0 Australia Senate president a dual United Kingdom citizen

Now that the High Court's recent ruling has given absolute clarity to the meaning and application of Section 44 (1) and as required by Section 17 of the Constitution, I will submit my resignation as both President of the Senate and as a Senator for Tasmania to His Excellency the Governor-General tomorrow.

Global NFL Gambling Alert: There's been a Brock Osweiler sighting
Author: 0 NFL Gambling Alert: There's been a Brock Osweiler sighting

Siemian went 19 of 36 for 198 yards and finished with an abysmal 43.5 QB rating. Osweiler replaces Trevor Siemian , who nearly single-handedly caused the Broncos' skid by recording seven turnovers and compiling a 64.1 passer rating during Denver's losing streak.

Global Trump agriculture nominee 'risks losing nomination due to Russian Federation investigation'
Author: 0 Trump agriculture nominee 'risks losing nomination due to Russian Federation investigation'

Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for Clovis, did not dispute that but added that her client never said improving U.S. -Russia relations was a "principal foreign policy focus" because that was not his view of Trump's priorities. After the news of the indictments broke, The Washington Post and CNN reported that Trump was seething in the White House about the news. At least two Democratic members of the Senate judiciary committee, Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked ...

Global Rafael Nadal Ends Year Ranked Number 1 In The World
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Ends Year Ranked Number 1 In The World

Federer is skipping Paris after winning back-to-back titles in Shanghai and Basel and is resting to be prepared for the ATP Finals starting in less than a fortnight in London. Nadal has enjoyed fantastic success in Paris, winning the French Open 10 times at Roland Garros, but he has never won the title at Bercy. He will next face Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.

Global New report gives Louisiana failing grade for premature births
Author: 0 New report gives Louisiana failing grade for premature births

In Florida, the preterm birth rate among black women is 49 percent higher than the rate among all other women, the report said. Babies born too early are more likely to die before their first birthday and to have lifelong disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Global The Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Officially Here — ALERT
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The "Wonder in Every Sip" cup features a dark red body and dancing white stars. In 2017, for the first time in memory, the cups aren't red. "We love the idea of everyone making this year's cup their own", said Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks , in a statement on the company website.

Global Aboriginal leaders ban tourists from climbing Uluru
Author: 0 Aboriginal leaders ban tourists from climbing Uluru

It made a decision to close the rock to climbers from October 26, 2019 - 34 years to the day since it was handed back to its traditional owners, the Anangu people, the Northern Territory News reports . "The path left by rubber from the soles of climbers' shoes is visible from kilometres away and some tourists leave litter and damage the rock". "Perhaps most disturbingly, many people die climbing Uluru".

Global New York Truck Attack Suspect 'Enemy Combatant' - White House
Author: 0 New York Truck Attack Suspect 'Enemy Combatant' - White House

Trump told reporters Wednesday that he would "certainly consider" sending Saipov to Guantanamo and suggested USA federal courts are not capable of trying and prosecuting terrorists. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, McCain said: "The terrorist attack in NY is the latest brutal, horrific example of the war that radical Islamist extremists are waging against our nation and our way of life".

Global Trump calls NYC truck attack suspect 'animal', vows immigration crackdown
Author: 0 Trump calls NYC truck attack suspect 'animal', vows immigration crackdown

NY police say the truck driver had been planning the attack for weeks and did it "in the name of IS". Over a dozen people were injured, and eleven people had serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to emergency services. He followed that up by tweeting about "radical Islam" using a hateful, debunked myth. Kate Andrews, who works at the Institute of Economic Affairs, pointed out other measures promoted by Trump - like increased background checks and the travel ban - to ...

Global Donate Your Leftover Candy To US Troops Overseas
Author: 0 Donate Your Leftover Candy To US Troops Overseas

All the candy brought to Kool Smiles will be sent in care packages to US troops overseas who can't be home for the holidays. If your child can spare a pound or two, they can trade in their candy for a few bucks at two Fresno dental offices Wednesday through Friday.

Global Leaders of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan Hold Presser in Tehran (LIVE VIDEO)
Author: 0 Leaders of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan Hold Presser in Tehran (LIVE VIDEO)

Commenting on a number of joint projects between the nations, Putin especially stressed the importance of cooperation to provide security in the Middle East. Our cooperation can isolate the United States. Trump has also not ruled out an outright cancellation of the deal. Irnia president Hassan Rouhani said during the press conference that next Iran-Russia-Azerbaijan summin will be held in Russia in 2018.

Global At least 12 die in India thermal power plant explosion
Author: 0 At least 12 die in India thermal power plant explosion

It said that an unfortunate accident in the boiler of 500MW under trial unit of NTPC - Unchahar occurred this afternoon. While local administation and NTPC officials rushed to conduct rescue operations, the toll is expected to rise. Another survivor said that hot ash rained on the labourers, who were working near the boiler. Previously, this plant was run by Uttar Pradesh state electricity board but was taken over by the NTPC a couple of years back.

Global How to Watch Manchester United vs. Benfica
Author: 0 How to Watch Manchester United vs. Benfica

Mourinho further suggested that a player's efforts is not summed up by the amount of goals he scores. "I think he has been unlucky a couple of times and probably could have added to his goals with a little bit of composure, and with a couple of other chances, nobody would be talking about him".

Global Freudian Slip? Watch Hannity Mistakenly Blame 'President Clinton' for Uranium One Deal
Author: 0 Freudian Slip? Watch Hannity Mistakenly Blame 'President Clinton' for Uranium One Deal

The former Democratic presidential candidate was interviewed in front of a large group of supporters by author Cheryl Strayed on Monday night. But his call out of Clinton didn't necessarily go as planned. Trump's press secretary earlier criticized Clinton for "propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks". The book was meant to be both "personal and historical", Clinton said on the "Today" show , looking at "what was at work here, in addition to the mistakes that I made".

Global NZ Labour moves to block foreign home buyers
Author: 0 NZ Labour moves to block foreign home buyers

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, left, and Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern sign the coalition agreement last week. Nevertheless, Labour's reforms are a huge improvement on the former National Government's do-nothing approach, which used New Zealand's FTAs as a convenient excuse to not change New Zealand's foreign ownership regulations.

Global University of Utah Shooting: 1 Dead, Police Hunt Gunman
Author: 0 University of Utah Shooting: 1 Dead, Police Hunt Gunman

Brophy says authorities believe the couple have been in Utah for several days and were camping in the foothills above the University of Utah. Shortly after 9 p.m. School officials sent out an alert telling students to stay inside and that all dorms are on lockdown. SWAT teams searched the canyon area through Tuesday morning, with snipers watching to make sure Boutain, believed to be armed and unsafe, did not threaten officials.

Global White House: no sign of collusion in campaign aides' indictments
Author: 0 White House: no sign of collusion in campaign aides' indictments

Sanders's assertion is at odds with the indictment issued by the Special Counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which states Papadopoulos was encouraged to meet with Russian officials by campaign officials. Papadopoulos was living in London when he joined the campaign, according to the indictment. According to court documents, Papadopolous' false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerned his contact with a professor with connections to the ...

Global Kevin Spacey's Emmy honour rescinded following sexual assault claim
Author: 0 Kevin Spacey's Emmy honour rescinded following sexual assault claim

The Academy said in a statement: "The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honour Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award". Spacey has come under fire around the industry for the alarming allegations against him as well as the way in which he responded to them. Spacey's work on the series has also earned him five Emmy nominations for outstanding actor in a drama.

Global Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe
Author: 0 Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe

In an email to his staff, Podesta reportedly said he was stepping down because he "needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn't want the firm to fight it", a person familiar with the farewell speech said. Podesta didn't immediately respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment. What is clear is that Tony Podesta's organization played a large role in the lobbying activities at the basis of Manafort's indictment and that his firm is apparently guilty of at least one of the crimes ...

Global Hundreds of thousands without power in MA after storm
Author: 0 Hundreds of thousands without power in MA after storm

Wind Damage: Power outages and tree damage likely, structural damage possible. Wind this strong can make driving hard, especially for high profile vehicles. As for Monday, much of the rain should taper off by afternoon. The weather service also expects rain before 7 a.m. Monday, then a chance of showers between 7 a.m.

Global Political Transition in Iraqi Kurdistan Region
Author: 0 Political Transition in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

He also informed parliament that he will not seek an extension of his term, which is set to expire November 1, but Barzani's senior assistant, Hemin Hawrami said the move did not mean the Kurdish leader was "stepping down". Despite his resignation on Sunday, the former president - who has been at the forefront of Kurdish independence efforts for decades and the KRG president for 12 years - is expected to remain a senior political figure .

Global Kim Jong-Un's wife makes rare public appearance
Author: 0 Kim Jong-Un's wife makes rare public appearance

In another glowing endorsement for the leader of the rogue nation, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim was very impressed by the gold standard cosmetics factories. The day before the cosmetics factory visit, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, said America would "never accept" a nuclear-armed North Korea during his visit to Seoul.

Author: 0 United States court blocks Trump ban on transgenders in the military

The government asked the case to be dismissed while the six-month review was still going on, but was denied by Kollar-Kotelly on the basis that the decision to ban the troops had already been made. "The ball is in the government's court", Levi says, adding that the ruling means "there's no gray area" for now. "This court saw straight through the smokescreen the government tried to create to hide the bias and prejudice behind Trump's change in military policy".

Global 'Silk Road' rail links China and Europe
Author: 0 'Silk Road' rail links China and Europe

This capacity will rise to three million passengers and 17 million tons of freight by 2034. The initial plan was to open the railway in 2010 but it was delayed several times, mainly for financial reasons. "The opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is a major step in transport interconnections linking the European Union, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia ...

Global Forecast: Intense Wind And Rain Sunday Night
Author: 0 Forecast: Intense Wind And Rain Sunday Night

It will be even more hard to judge the depth of water on a road at night than in the daytime. It's yet another rain and wind storm here in CT! A flash flood watch has been issued for all of New Hampshire due to the potential of heavy rain from Sunday night through Monday .

Global Boy, 10, leads police on a high speed chase
Author: 0 Boy, 10, leads police on a high speed chase

When his mother realised that he had stolen the auto, she jumped in her own vehicle and pursued the young boy. Before he could could get back on the highway and speed up again, an highway patrol commander hit the back of the auto while several other cruisers blocked his path ending the chase.

Author: 0 Iran asks United Nations nuclear chief to confirm it still follows deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said Iran will continue to develop ballistic missiles despite United States criticism of its program, insisting the weapons are defensive and do not violate worldwide agreements. "Tanzania is an important gateway to the east of Africa, and given the status and capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, developing of bilateral relations is of grave importance", said president Rouhani.

Global Led Military Coalition Announce Iraq-Kurdish Ceasefire
Author: 0 Led Military Coalition Announce Iraq-Kurdish Ceasefire

The address followed a letter he sent to parliament in which he asked members to take measures to fill the resulting power vacuum. Critics say the September 25 independence referendum, orchestrated by the 71-year-old president in the face of opposition from Baghdad and global allies, has weakened the position of Iraq's Kurds despite an overwhelming "yes" vote.

Global Nationals won election for Coalition: Joyce
Author: 0 Nationals won election for Coalition: Joyce

It comes after a High Court ruling found five members of the house and Senate had been inelligble for election due to dual citizenship provisions, including now former deputy prime minister Mr Joyce . "Now I am going to make sure that I don't cry in my beer". The Constitution prohibits dual nationals from being elected to office. The deputy of Joyce's National Party, Fiona Nash, alongside senators Larissa Waters, Scott Ludlam and Malcolm Roberts have also been disqualified.

Global PM Modi accuses Congress of supporting those who want Azadi in Kashmir
Author: 0 PM Modi accuses Congress of supporting those who want Azadi in Kashmir

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday told reporters that the "party's position with regard to azadi or greater autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir was against the national interest". The Congress has distanced itself from the statement and described it as the "opinion of an individual". "Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India with some amount of autonomy", the former federal home minister said.

Global Revanth Reddy quits TDP
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Chandrababu Naidu, who briefed the media about his nine-day foreign tour, did not reveal what transpired in his brief interaction with the disgruntled Kodangal MLA at the CM camp office here. The mood in the TD is that it will disintegrate further as many leaders look to alternative parties like the Congress , TRS and the BJP. Senior TDP leader Narsimhulu said that the party can not afford to align with the Congress .

Global Sailors survive 99 days lost at sea
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They decided against returning to Hawaii. Appel says while laughing. Jennifer Appel, Tasha Fuiaba and their two canines launched out from Hawaii this spring. By the time they were rescued, they had eaten about 90 per cent of their food, Appel said. "And both of them - we actually thought it was lights out", Appel said, "and they were horrific".

Global Spain's deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria put in charge of Catalonia
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The Senate is expected to pass the emergency measures, which include sacking the Catalan president. On Friday, lawmakers in the northeastern region of Catalonia passed a declaration of independence in the regional parliament. Behind him there were the Catalan and European Union flags, but not the one from Spain. Thousands celebrated Friday's declaration of independence on the streets of Barcelona , Catalonia's regional capital.

Global Gujarat CM demands Ahmed Patel's resignation over alleged link to IS suspect
Author: 0 Gujarat CM demands Ahmed Patel's resignation over alleged link to IS suspect

Party chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP is "staring at defeat" and is, therefore, making baseless allegations against Patel, who won a hard-fought Rajya Sabha election in August. It's a matter of national security. Tweeting in Hindi, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader said, "3/11/2017 tak congress patidar ko samvedhanik aarakshan kaise degi, uss mudde par apna stand clear kar de nahin toh Amit Shah jaisa mamla Surat mein hoga (By November 3, the Congress ...

Global Reporters' children trick or treat in Oval Office
Author: 0 Reporters' children trick or treat in Oval Office

Multiple media organizations began reaching out to Gold Star families this week after Trump that and other past presidents didn't call the families of fallen soldiers. "You get treated better by the press than anybody in the world, right?" he said , again eliciting laughter. "So you take out whatever you need, OK?" "You did a good job".

Global MA teenage girl denied trophy after beating male golf competitors
Author: 0 MA teenage girl denied trophy after beating male golf competitors

Nash is the best Division 3 golfer, male or female, in central MA, and maybe one of the best high school players in the entire state, but she won't have a chance to prove it because she is a girl. Ciolino, who was awarded the first-place trophy, offered his rival the trophy, but she declined to accept. Emily Nash won the Division 3 boy's golf tournament with a 3-over-par 75 at Blissful Meadows Golf Club in Uxbridge, a tournament that is held annually in the region.

Author: 0 Immigration Agents Detain Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Border Patrol agents then escorted the ambulance to hospital, with Rosamaria accompanied by a relative who is a U.S citizen. In a statement, CBP spokesperson Rob Kise, said they encountered Hernandez and her U.S. Leticia Gonzalez, an attorney for the Hernandez family, said on Thursday that Rosa Maria was taken with a cousin from the Texas border city of Laredo to a children's hospital in Corpus Christi , about 240km away.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a robot named 'Sophia'

Years ago, Saudi Arabia began experimenting with robots boldly, tasking them with everything from building construction to brain surgery . She was appeared on the stage without any male guardian, as required by Saudi law for women in the country.

Author: 0 Brent oil climbs above $60

The global benchmark rose as high as $60.53 before 1930 GMT, gaining 2 percent after closing at $59.30 Thursday. The market rejoiced this week as the oil price hit a new high. Trump is leaning towards Jerome Powell as the next Fed chairman. TransCanada Corp said in a filing on Thursday that it is seeking to raise the temporary discounted spot rate for light crude on its 700,000 barrel-per-day Marketlink pipeline.

Global Potential tropical storm forms in western Carribean
Author: 0 Potential tropical storm forms in western Carribean

Central Florida could receive some heavy amounts of rain, mainly courtesy of the tropical disturbance, but the main bulk of the heavier showers and storms will be focused south of Orange County. The complex is drifting north and will pass over Cuba on its way toward South Florida on Saturday. "In areas from Central America to Cuba, heavy rain will be the main issue and not so much the wind".

Global Trump and US House tax lawmaker reopen door to 401(k) changes
Author: 0 Trump and US House tax lawmaker reopen door to 401(k) changes

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, a Staten Island Republican, led a letter signed by most of his NY colleagues, including Katko, urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin not to advance a plan that would eliminate the state and local tax deduction. The proposal would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent and cut taxes for small businesses. On Monday , Trump emphatically tweeted that "there will be NO change to your 401 (k)." This year, workers can set aside as much as $18,000 in their 401 ...

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