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Global Trump pushing Hatch to run for 8th term
Author: 0 Trump pushing Hatch to run for 8th term

Hatch, meanwhile, has become Trump's favorite senator of late, with the president making a Monday trip to Salt Lake City at Hatch's request. The moral of the story: Trump may be maneuvering against Romney; but, in truth, Hatch is vulnerable to just about any Republican primary challenger.

Global Bumrah, Parthiv called up for South Africa Test series
Author: 0 Bumrah, Parthiv called up for South Africa Test series

Rohit Sharma will lead the 15-member squad that has former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in it. Selectors have included uncapped past bowler Jasprit Bumrah and back-up wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel in the squad. "Considering the his brilliant performance in last year's Ranji Trophy, he was an unanimous choice", Prasad said. While announcing the squad, BCCI chairman of selectors M.S.K.

Global Sterling spikes on news of UK-Ireland trade breakthrough
Author: 0 Sterling spikes on news of UK-Ireland trade breakthrough

This week began with the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, reminding the EU, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Theresa May that, whether they like it or not, her party holds some cards in the Brexit game. "We had an agreement this morning", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, expressing disappointment at the last-minute glitch. The EU and the United Kingdom are nearing agreement on some divorce terms, including the size of the bill that Britain must pay as it leaves and the rights of ...

Author: 0 BJP won because of EVMs, says AAP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) also accused the BJP of resorting to EVM related malpractices and demanded that the 2019 general elections be held through ballot papers. The Samajwadi Party too won a clear majority in 2012 Assembly poll and EVMs were used in the elections, " argued Pandey. Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took to Twitter to show that the BJP has won only in areas where EVMs were used.

Global Germany's SPD denies agreeing coalition talks with Angela Merkel
Author: 0 Germany's SPD denies agreeing coalition talks with Angela Merkel

The CDU board had agreed that the party was ready to conduct "serious talks" with the SPD on the formation of a government. Such an alliance, between the country's two biggest parties, has ruled Germany for the last four years and remains in office in a caretaker capacity following September's general election.

Author: 0 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurates strategic Chabahar Port

Reiterating the commitment to complete and operationalise the Port at the earliest, Radhakrishnan, along with Iranian Transport Minister Dr Abbas Akhoundi and Afghanistan Trade and Commerce Minister Humayoon Rasaw, reviewed and positively assessed the progress in the development of the Chabahar Port in the trilateral meeting.

Global US, China held rare security meeting after North Korea launch
Author: 0 US, China held rare security meeting after North Korea launch

Trump's tweets further inflamed tensions reignited this week after North Korea said it had successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile in a "breakthrough" that put the USA mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

Global Met conductor accused of molesting teen
Author: 0 Met conductor accused of molesting teen

Officials with the Met, in a statement to The New York Times on Saturday, acknowledged that they have been aware of the allegations against the Grammy award-winning artist since the report was filed. "We will now be conducting our own investigation with outside resources". It nearly destroyed my family and almost led me to suicide. Levine, who has been beset by back problems and Parkinson's in recent years, returned to a hero's welcome at Ravinia in 2016 and again this past summer .

Global Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions
Author: 0 Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions

Highs near 70. Tomorrow night: Skies turn mostly cloudy as flow from the south-southeast continues to increase moisture levels. Lows fall mainly to the low-to-mid 30s. There is a slight chance of overnight showers, increasing to an 80 percent chance of occasional showers throughout the day on Tuesday . Ahead of its associated cold front, gusty northerly winds will kick up late Monday and into Tuesday , especially across the high country.

Global Trump Gets Visited By Ghosts Of Present, Past & Future On SNL
Author: 0 Trump Gets Visited By Ghosts Of Present, Past & Future On SNL

Also in the cold open, McKinnon plays White House counseler Kellyanne Conway, and Cecily Strong plays first lady Melania Trump . We can't know what Charles Dickens would have thought of Donald Trump , but " Saturday Night Live " provided a hilarious spoof of "A Christmas Carol" featuring ghosts of the president's past, present, and future yet to come.

Global South Korea creates 'decapitation' unit targeting North's leadership
Author: 0 South Korea creates 'decapitation' unit targeting North's leadership

US policy, he said, is "to deny North Korea the capability to hit America with a nuclear-tipped missile". "And whether it's a success or failure isn't as important as understanding that over the years he's been learning from failures, improving, thereby increasing his threat to all of us".

Global Syrian state media: Israeli missiles strike near Damascus
Author: 0 Syrian state media: Israeli missiles strike near Damascus

Israel is yet to comment on the reports, although its military has repeatedly targeted Hizballah positions. UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported explosions near Damascus, which were said to have been caused by a suspected Israeli attack.

Global United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court
Author: 0 United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court

A Serbian lawyer who has frequently defended suspects at the United Nations war crimes court in the Netherlands told The Associated Press it would be easy to slip poison into the court. Reporters on the scene said a helicopter could be heard overhead and paramedics with backpacks could be seen entering the chamber of the court. The appeal judges said all six men, who had been found guilty of taking part in a scheme to remove Bosnian Muslims, "remained convicted of numerous and very serious ...

Global Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open
Author: 0 Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open

Despite Schumer and Pelosi's absence, Trump seemed optimistic that the GOP's disaster of a tax reform bill will pass the Senate vote later this week. Congress has three choices: approve a massive bill for more than $1 trillion to keep the government operating through September 30, 2018; pass a shorter extension of current funding to buy more time; or fail to pass anything and risk a partial government shutdown.

Global Skywatchers: See full supermoon on December 3
Author: 0 Skywatchers: See full supermoon on December 3

Time your viewing for just after local sunset, National Geographic suggests, when the "moon illusion" will make the orb look especially large and vibrant. Stargazers are in for a treat when the first and only visible supermoon of the year lights up our skies this weekend - and here is when you'll be able to see it in South Yorkshire.

Global Terrorists kill ten students and several injured in attack in Peshawar
Author: 0 Terrorists kill ten students and several injured in attack in Peshawar

The spent bullet casing and explosive materials recovered from the site of incident have also been sent to the forensic laboratory, police sources said. The army contingent had reached the spot soon after the attack was reported and joined the security forces for operation. After a two-hour firefight, the security forces said, all the attackers had been killed.

Global Donald Trump Says He's Got 'Nothing to Hide' on Michael Flynn
Author: 0 Donald Trump Says He's Got 'Nothing to Hide' on Michael Flynn

Trump". "He has pled guilty to those lies", Trump said on Twitter while he was in NY for a fundraising trip. In Flynn's plea deal, he will testify Trump "directed him to make contact" with the Russians during the campaign. Flynn only held his position as Trump's national security adviser for 24 days. Trump was greeted in NY by protesters chanting "Lock him up", a reference to the "Lock her up" rallying cry used by both Trump and Flynn during the 2016 campaign.

Global Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Author: 0 Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty Over False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Flynn's decision to admit to these lies and cooperate with the Special Counsel occurred, if press reports are to be believed, with the backdrop of broad legal exposure by Flynn, in addition to his son. Flynn is now accused of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the feds. He was forced to resign from his post as national security advisor, one of the most senior positions in the White House, after the Washington Post disclosed that he had misled ...

Global Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany
Author: 0 Explosive Device Defused at Christmas Market in Germany

Police say that a suspicious package that caused the evacuation of a Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam contained explosives. Police in Potsdam, just outside Berlin , said they were alerted to a suspicious package, which after investigation they believe was a bomb.

Global Ole Miss Gets Hit By NCAA
Author: 0 Ole Miss Gets Hit By NCAA

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason. Ole Miss faced 21 allegations, including 15 Level I violations. Former Rebels assistant coaches David Saunders , Chris Vaughn, Chris Kiffin and staff member Barney Farrar were among those disciplined by the NCAA, according to ESPN .

Global United States tourists held for baring buttocks at Thai temple
Author: 0 United States tourists held for baring buttocks at Thai temple

The colonel said the couple were on a "watch list" after their social media posts caught authorities' attention. Joseph, 38, and 36-year-old Travis, both from California, were nabbed as they tried to flee the country via Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport after their photo went viral.

Global Jimmy Kimmel accepts Roy Moore invite after Twitter war
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel accepts Roy Moore invite after Twitter war

He has denied those allegations. Kimmel accepted Moore's challenge, saying he'll come to Alabama and they can even fight if Moore wants. On his show Thursday, Kimmel promised to come to Alabama to either talk about Christian values or fight for charity with the money raised going to Moore's accusers.

Global Russian Federation rejects USA call to cut North Korea ties
Author: 0 Russian Federation rejects USA call to cut North Korea ties

Wicker was making his comments at nearly the same time that Nikki Haley , the USA ambassador to the United Nations, was warning China that it must cut off its remaining oil shipments to North Korea . Responding to the United States request for an embargo, the Chinese foreign ministry said merely that the country had "always implemented full, comprehensive, serious and strict resolutions".

Global On SCO summit sidelines, CEO refuses to meet Pakistan PM
Author: 0 On SCO summit sidelines, CEO refuses to meet Pakistan PM

India and Pakistan , formerly only observers in the SCO, joined as full members in June 2017. Pakistan prime pinister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is now in the Russian city of Sochi for the SCO Head of Governments meeting and Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Mohammad Faisal was asked at regular briefing about any meeting between the leaders of the two countries.

Global Philando Castile's girlfriend receives $800000 settlement
Author: 0 Philando Castile's girlfriend receives $800000 settlement

The settlement with Reynolds follows a $3 million dollar settlement with Castile's family earlier this year. Reynolds released a short statement Tuesday night, saying, "The settlement symbolizes that what happened to my daughter and I on July 6, 2016 was wrong".

Global Trump's Wild Morning: Tweets About Muslim Violence And Scarborough's Dead Intern
Author: 0 Trump's Wild Morning: Tweets About Muslim Violence And Scarborough's Dead Intern

President Donald Trump received info of great economic growth and spoke on the phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday morning. He also warned United States' citizens that we are closer to war on the Korean peninsula than we know, saying, "We heard this months ago, that we are going to have a ground war in Korea, they believe that inside the White House for a very long time".

Global Gainsborough branch of NatWest to close next year
Author: 0 Gainsborough branch of NatWest to close next year

The Skelmersdale site was included in the 62 Royal Bank of Scotland and 197 NatWest branches which are to close. Today's reductions follow 360 redundancies earlier this year and bring the total number of branch closures announced since March to more than 400.

Global UL Lafayette graduate students fear GOP tax plan
Author: 0 UL Lafayette graduate students fear GOP tax plan

The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students and University of Iowa students and faculty members gathered on the Pentacrest to protest the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Wednesday. "Not every PhD student has a family that can financially support and even pay for their education". As she started to do the math, tears welled up.

Global Europe's Muslim population to grow strongly
Author: 0 Europe's Muslim population to grow strongly

It attributed the rise to the levels of migration, as well as the fact that Muslims statistically tend to have a higher birth rate and lower average age compared to other Europeans. In the high migration scenario, Germany and Sweden would have the biggest increases because both countries took in the most asylum-seekers during the height of the refugee crisis two years ago.

Global Five terrorist killed in two Kashmir encounters, para commando injured
Author: 0 Five terrorist killed in two Kashmir encounters, para commando injured

A fourth militant was shot dead by the security forces in Sagipora woods outside north-western town of Sopore in Baramulla district. Police said the army fired in the air to disperse the protesters. "The encounter is still on", said Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia. "Encounter is going on at Fotlipora Pakerpora Charishrief area of Budgam.

Global No threat to Goa from cyclone 'Ockhi'
Author: 0 No threat to Goa from cyclone 'Ockhi'

A deep depression formed in Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm Ockhi affecting the southern coast with heavy rains and cyclonic winds. Four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts Thursday even as seven districts of southern and central Kerala were put on alert.

Global Trump mulling steps to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Author: 0 Trump mulling steps to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Alarmed by reports that the Trump Administration is considering immediate action to move the US Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Americans for Peace Now is calling on President Trump to eschew this risky action. The State Department, which risks losing massive amounts of funding if the waiver is not signed and the embassy is not moved, said that a decision has not yet been made on the matter.

Global Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder
Author: 0 Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder

Steinle was killed while posing for pictures with her father on a San Francisco pier. Before the shooting, officials in San Francisco released Garcia Zarate from custody instead of turning him over to immigration authorities. Gonzalez said in his closing argument that he knows it's hard to believe Garcia Zarate found an object that turned out to be a weapon, which fired when he picked it up.

Global Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Gaza
Author: 0 Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Gaza

Israel has been constructing a sensor-equipped underground wall along the 60-km (36-mile) Gaza border, aiming to complete the $1.1 billion project by mid-2019. The IDF later said they had used tanks and aircraft to attack four terror targets located in Gaza Strip in response to the mortar shells fired at an adjacent military outpost on the northern border.

Global Roy Moore Blames Liberals, LGBT People For Sexual Abuse Allegations
Author: 0 Roy Moore Blames Liberals, LGBT People For Sexual Abuse Allegations

Republican candidate Roy Moore doesn't find it amusing. There's no way this doesn't end with Moore shooting Kimmel with that tiny gun of his. The former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice tweeted out a challenge to the ABC host, calling on Kimmel to visit the state himself if he wants to mock Alabama's "Christian values".

Global Argentina abandons submarine crew rescue attempt
Author: 0 Argentina abandons submarine crew rescue attempt

Navy Capt. Enrique Balbi said the search for the 44 crew members has ended after it "extended for more than twice what is estimated for a rescue" but the search for the ARA San Juan submarine will continue in waters more than 1,600 feet deep.

Global 4.4-magnitude natural disaster strikes in Delaware Bay
Author: 0 4.4-magnitude natural disaster strikes in Delaware Bay

A magnitude 5.8 quake (Mineral, VA 8/2011) is 50.118 times bigger than a magnitude 4.1 natural disaster, but it is 354.813 times stronger (energy release). Hundreds of people said they felt it. "Usually the largest aftershocks we see in a series is about 1 magnitude smaller than the main natural disaster".

Global Tillerson will be out at State Department within weeks
Author: 0 Tillerson will be out at State Department within weeks

The favored candidate to replace Tillerson is current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, which would leave a vacancy at the CIA. Mr Tillerson's departure would end a troubled tenure for the former Exxon Mobile chief executive, who has found himself increasingly at odds with Mr Trump over policy challenges such as North Korea and under fire for his planned cuts at the State Department.

Global Pervez Musharraf Pakistan's former president says he support LeT and Hafiz Saeed
Author: 0 Pervez Musharraf Pakistan's former president says he support LeT and Hafiz Saeed

He also said that the Pakistan government should wake up and raise its voice at global forums for this crucial issue. Musharraf said in the interview that he had always favoured "action" in Kashmir. "Not only did Pakistan give refuge to Bin Laden, responsible for attacks against United States on 9/11, Pakistan set free a terrorist who has a Dollars 10 million American bounty on his head", she said.

Global Pence says Trump 'actively considering' embassy move in Israel
Author: 0 Pence says Trump 'actively considering' embassy move in Israel

A number of other presidents similarly campaigned on a promise to move the embassy but reneged in office. Pence also said that U.S. President Donald Trump was "actively considering" moving the U.S. "Only a free and democratic Israel will protect Jerusalem for all peoples of faith", said Susan Michael, director of the US branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).

Global Threats to Deepika, Bhansali unacceptable: Nana Patekar
Author: 0 Threats to Deepika, Bhansali unacceptable: Nana Patekar

The Supreme Court will hear the plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma against the film Padmavati on Tuesday. Actor Nana Patekar on Thursday said threats to actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali regarding the release of their controversial film " Padmavati " are "wrong and unacceptable".

Global Chicago, Cook County sues Uber for concealing data breech
Author: 0 Chicago, Cook County sues Uber for concealing data breech

Because Washington's data breach law does not define "personal information" as including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, the complaint filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson relates only to the Uber drivers residing in Washington.

Global Same-sex marriage law passes first major hurdle in Australia
Author: 0 Same-sex marriage law passes first major hurdle in Australia

The bill passed through the Australian Senate this afternoon to thunderous applause. The bill will then be debated in the House of Representatives on Monday. "I certainly am", Senator Smith said in a final speech before the vote. Your love is not lesser, and nor are you. "Essentially we are seeking a "no detriment" clause so that no one who holds a belief in traditional marriage is penalized for their belief at work or in the wider society".

Global Royal wedding details revealed as Meghan Markle to become United Kingdom citizen
Author: 0 Royal wedding details revealed as Meghan Markle to become United Kingdom citizen

Kensington Palace said that Windsor Castle, a royal residence west of London, had become "a special place" for the couple. At least three services take place there every day, and all are open to the public. Formal but not too formal. According to NBC News , Harry's uncle, Prince Edward, married Sophie Rhys-Jones there in 1999, and his cousin, Peter Phillips, married Autumn Kelly at the chapel in 2008.

Global White House is said to weigh personal mobile phone ban for staff
Author: 0 White House is said to weigh personal mobile phone ban for staff

However, if it does go into effect, it would apply to the personal mobile devices of all White House staffers. Phones issued by the White House are hardened by the government and aren't able to send text messages, Bloomberg reported. Indeed, one of the Trump administration officials who confirmed the proposal said that a particular cause for concern was the multitude of mobile devices routinely connected to the White House's wireless network: a personal phone could be infected outside of ...

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