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New exhibition celebrates the style of Princess Diana New exhibition celebrates the style of Princess Diana
- November 17, 2016

The official statement read: "The exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the Eighties, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana's working wardrobe in the Nineties". (more...)
Obama, Trump hold 'excellent' White House talks Obama, Trump hold 'excellent' White House talks
- November 17, 2016

Trump, who vowed to overturn Obama's policies such as the Affordable Care Act while campaigning, said he looked forward to future meetings with the president and said the meeting was "a great honor". He's suggesting he may turn to Obama for advice on governing. Ryan took Trump to the Speaker's Balcony in the Capitol to show him where construction is underway on a stage for Trump's January 20 swearing-in ceremony. (more...)
China says didn't invent global warming, vows to fight climate change
- November 17, 2016

Six G20 countries - including the US, Australia and Canada - have failed to take action on domestic emissions reduction in line with their Paris Agreement pledges, while Germany, France and China are among those that did it, a new study said here on Thursday. (more...)
Trivago readies for public life, files for IPO in the US Trivago readies for public life, files for IPO in the US
- November 17, 2016

In a regulatory filing, the company said it plans to list its depository receipts on Nasdaq. Trivago will have two classes of shares after the offering. Class A shares are now held by Trivago's management. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead bookrunners on the deal, and Allen & Company, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi and Deutsche Bank will serve as joint bookrunners. (more...)
Kerry says Trump's views on climate might change when in office Kerry says Trump's views on climate might change when in office
- November 17, 2016

President Barack Obama has also suggested that Trump should not roll back environmental regulations and withdrawing the USA from the landmark Paris Agreement , which aims to cap global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius. Past year was the warmest on record, and 2016 seems on course to be hotter still. The head of the United Nations environmental program, Erik Solheim, told ABC News last week that Trump "can only withdraw in the long term" from the Paris Agreement and the earliest that ... (more...)
Test confirms traveler infected with Zika virus Test confirms traveler infected with Zika virus
- November 17, 2016

Suwannachai said Zika awareness campaigns have been increased across the country as many people have gone to Bangkok to take part in the national mourning activities for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on 13 October. The Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in the urban areas and Aedes albopictus in the rural areas. (more...)
Cloudy skies scupper efforts to enjoy rare supermoon Cloudy skies scupper efforts to enjoy rare supermoon
- November 17, 2016

The rare proximity of "spectacular supermoon " to Earth means it will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger as it reaches just 356,509km from Earth, according to NASA . "Any time after sunset should be fine". "It's a recent term to enter pop culture", astronomer Jackie Faherty said of the supermoon label. Sky-watchers climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia on Monday to get a closer view of the "supermoon", the largest, brightest full moon in almost seven ... (more...)
China urges United States to stay inside Paris Agreement on climate change China urges United States to stay inside Paris Agreement on climate change
- November 17, 2016

China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, ahead of the United States , said it would push ahead with its promises to limit climate change and urged Trump to reconsider. According to an official press release, Kouyialis underlined the need for commitment and for all parties efforts to be concentrated on the implementation of the agreement , taking into consideration the climate change problems, the extended drought periods, the high temperatures, and the degradation of the forests and the ... (more...)
Starbucks, Gap, Nike and others demand Trump to stand by climate deal
- November 17, 2016

The business group at COP22 said it wants Trump to continue the Obama administration's low-carbon policies in order to allow the U.S.to meet or exceed its promised national commitments; invest in the low-carbon economy in order to give financial decision-makers clarity and boost investor confidence; and continue US participation in the Paris Climate Agreement in order to provide the long-term direction needed to limit global warming. (more...)
Iran, Russia in Talks for $10 Billion Arms Deal
- November 17, 2016

In April, the U.S. Department of State Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said that under the Resolution 2231, such weapon deliveries require the permission of the Security Council. "The supplies of S-300 systems to Iran have been halted because of sanctions". The S-300 anti-aircraft missile system family is considered one of the most powerful air defense systems in the world, capable of destroying ballistic and aerodynamic targets, created to protect large industrial and ... (more...)
Genesis Sharpens the G80 for Los Angeles Genesis Sharpens the G80 for Los Angeles
- November 17, 2016

Alongside the new G80 Sport, Genesis will continue to offer the 5.0-litre V8 and 3.8-litre V6 option to buyers. Up front, a revised fascia displays the Sport's more aggressive intentions. This is based on a recent interview with Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis's in-house performance boss, Albert Biermann, during which he bandied about horsepower figures in the 500 and 600 range for the full-fledged performance cars. (more...)
Military Leaders Urge Trump to See Climate as a Security Threat Military Leaders Urge Trump to See Climate as a Security Threat
- November 17, 2016

Now that Trump has become the world's first self-declared climate change denier to lead the U.S., China wants the world to know that this is simply not true. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says failing to fight climate change would be a "moral failure, a betrayal of devastating consequences". That didn't happen. (more...)
Early sign-ups for health care law are steady, but no surge
- November 17, 2016

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Most notably known for his "Contract with America" during his tenure as speaker of the house, Gingrich is also founder of the Center for Health Transformation. The most recent evidence comes from Sunday's CBS 60 Minutes interview, during which Donald Trump left open the possibility of keeping the Affordable Care Act at least partially intact. (more...)
'Very good chance' Trump impeached, says professor who predicted win 'Very good chance' Trump impeached, says professor who predicted win
- November 17, 2016

Lichtman's impeachment prediction is bold in and of itself, but according to the Washington Post , the professor made that prediction as far back as September. "He is a loose canon". It would likely not mean the Trump children start getting operational or analytical intelligence reports in their inbox - unless they have a job that requires it. (more...)
Flames' Gaudreau to undergo surgery for fractured finger Flames' Gaudreau to undergo surgery for fractured finger
- November 17, 2016

The Coyotes wrap up the short two-game trip against Vancouver on Thursday. At 6:40 of the third, off a scrambled draw, Matthew Tkachuk gathered the puck and let go a ideal shot right underneath the bar from.7 feet off the goal line to tie the game at one. (more...)
Trump pushes back amid signs of strain in transition
- November 17, 2016

But Politico reported Tuesday that consulting work he did for foreign governments and companies, and the money he accepted from places like Qatar, Venezuela and from Iranian exiles, could prove problematic - not to say that Trump repeatedly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking similar gifts from foreign governments. (more...)
Here Are the Cities That Have Pledged to Resist Trump's Immigration Plan
- November 17, 2016

Capps said, "although he added that many of those criminal convictions would be for relatively minor crimes". Kobach is thought to be a favourite for the role of Attorney General, although this is yet to be confirmed by the President-elect's transition team . (more...)
US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal
- November 17, 2016

David Doniger, director of climate and clean air programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said on Tuesday that maintaining American participation in the Paris Accords would sustain Trump's leverage in matters of trade, foreign policy and national security cooperation. (more...)
Astronomy professor weighs in as supermoon makes rare appearance
- November 17, 2016

But it was still visible Monday night, where it hit its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific and peaked across the worldwide dateline in New Zealand after midnight Tuesday local time. When the moon is farthest from earth, that point is called apogee. Full moon will occur at 8:52 a.m. EST (1352 GMT). The next supermoon won't occur until 2034, when it is predicted to come within 221,485 miles of Earth (compared with 221,524 miles this year). (more...)
Rooney backs Southgate for England post
- November 17, 2016

While it was not the one-sided romp the scoreline suggests and England only pulled clear in the second half having survived some nervy moments, the result will have strengthened interim boss Gareth Southgate's chances of claiming the role on a permanent basis. (more...)

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