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Julian Assange sexual assault case: WikiLeaks founder questioned in London Julian Assange sexual assault case: WikiLeaks founder questioned in London
- November 16, 2016

He has refused to submit to questioning in Sweden because he fears extradition to the United States where he is under criminal investigation for leaking classified US documents. Questioning at the Ecuadoran Embassy on Monday marked a new phase in the legal drama surrounding Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He fears extradition to the USA should he agree to be questioned in Sweden over a six-year-old rape allegation. (more...)
Putin, Trump agree to work to improve ties
- November 16, 2016

Mr Putin and Mr Trump agreed to stay in touch by phone, and arrange to meet in person at a later date, the Kremlin added . Mr Trump will take office on January 20, replacing Barack Obama whose relations with Mr Putin have become tense over various issues including Syria and Ukraine in recent years. (more...)
Paul Ryan re-elected to Speaker job
- November 16, 2016

Chris Collins, R-N.Y., one of Trump's earliest congressional supporters, said he would second Ryan's nomination to be speaker later Tuesday "as a sign of, if you will, Trump support for Mr. Those grumblings of dissent could hardly be heard over the buzz of enthusiasm as House Republicans convened for their first regular conference meeting since Trump won the presidential election. (more...)
Police search for motive in killing of airport worker
- November 16, 2016

Southwest was the only airline to cancel all arriving flights. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Carolyn Winchester was a member of the women's basketball team and the track and field teams from 2005-10, earning a scholarship in basketball. The father of Chiefs long snapper James Winchester was killed in a shooting Tuesday in Oklahoma City . (more...)
Rand Paul: Don't make Giuliani secretary of State Rand Paul: Don't make Giuliani secretary of State
- November 16, 2016

Paul continued criticizing Bolton, who served as UN Ambassador during George W. Bush's administration, as "totally unfit" to be secretary of state. His time was marked by a rapid uptick in anti-American sentiment among the global diplomatic community. (more...)
European Union worries over Turkey crackdown as Erdogan mulls referendum
- November 16, 2016

On Monday in Brussels, EU foreign ministers struggled to find a common position that would balance their need for Ankara's continued support to stop a wave of migrants heading to Europe with concerns about rights abuses in Turkey in the wake of the quashed military coup in July. (more...)
Prescott over Romo for now; how far can Cowboys with rookie?
- November 16, 2016

The Cowboys played this perfectly, and got lucky, but there is now no question that Dak Prescott is their starting quarterback. "I guess we left them too much time", said Roethlisberger, who moved past Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and Warren Moon and into 10th on the career passing touchdown list with 292. (more...)
Brexit: Supreme Court decision on Article 50 unlikely before New Year
- November 16, 2016

The Government has said it will appeal at the Supreme Court and is still committed to generating Article 50 by March next year. The Supreme Court has cited that all 11 justices will be sitting on the appeal panel and it will be chaired by President Lord Neuberger. (more...)
OH prosecutor weighs options after ex-officer's mistrial
- November 16, 2016

The accused formal police officer has not pleaded guilty to the murder yet and is out free on a $1 million bond. The crowd briefly blocked a streetcar line and grew in numbers when they were joined by people leaving a rally opposing the election of Donald Trump as president. (more...)
Under Trump shadow, world leaders tackle climate change Under Trump shadow, world leaders tackle climate change
- November 16, 2016

Having a president who called climate change a "hoax" is an alarming scenario for climate change diplomats worldwide. More than 360 mostly American companies and investors, including a dozen Fortune 500 firms, called Wednesday (Nov 16) on Donald Trump to uphold the 196-nation Paris climate pact. (more...)
Egypt condemns Israeli bill to legitimise settlements in occupied West Bank
- November 16, 2016

Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said the outpost legislation would violate worldwide law. The move was meant to prevent the removal of an outpost known as Amona, which the Supreme Court says was built on private Palestinian land. It comes as Netanyahu heads what is seen as the most right-wing government in Israeli history. (more...)
Biden: A Trump presidency won't diminish U.S. support for Israel
- November 16, 2016

Barak was responding to a Facebook post from Netanyahu in which Netanyahu fought back against repeated attempts to blame him for incitement against Rabin and, as evidence, posted old videos of his denunciations of other Rabin critics' inflammatory rhetoric, adding "judge for yourselves". (more...)
Bernie Sanders says he's willing to work with Trump
- November 16, 2016

Democrats just need to get their act together. Thirty-three of the 50 states have Republican governors, and two-thirds of all state legislatures are Republican. "There's no question that Democrats have to figure out an economic message that resonates with working families who are still devastated by the Great Recession", said Yvanna Cancela, political director for Culinary Union Local 226, which represents workers at Las Vegas casinos and hotels. (more...)
3 men charged in Bobo's death could be tried separately 3 men charged in Bobo's death could be tried separately
- November 16, 2016

A trial date for Jason Autry has been set for July 10. Decatur County Judge C. Creed McGinley said he has not decided whether Jason Autry and brothers John Dylan and Zachary Adams will be tried together or separately for the 2011 death of Holly Bobo. (more...)
Moldova's pro-Russian candidate claims presidency in runoff poll Moldova's pro-Russian candidate claims presidency in runoff poll
- November 16, 2016

In the former Soviet republic of Moldova , Socialist party candidate Igor Dodon won 55.5%. However it said reports that some voters were unable to vote because of a lack of ballots were "regrettable". "I and all my friends voted for Igor Dodon since he promises to restore the strategic partnership with Russian Federation", said Vasilii Blindu, a 70-year-old pensioner in the northern town of Balti. (more...)
Donald Trump Says Electoral College 'Genius' After Calling It 'Disaster' Donald Trump Says Electoral College 'Genius' After Calling It 'Disaster'
- November 16, 2016

These blue-collar votes made all the difference, specifically in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin. The sensible change is to assign Indiana's 11 electoral votes according to the popular vote. And now, with the results of the 2016 popular vote and Electoral College result differing, the idea is gaining more traction. Of course, with Republicans in control of the House, the odds of Clinton winning that vote is pretty slim. (more...)
Melania Trump Wears Christian Louboutin for First White House Visit
- November 16, 2016

While there were photos and videos of Donald Trump and Obama after their meeting, there won't be an official photo of Melania and Michelle. "We will all come together and be proud!" he wrote earlier this morning. The bitter rivals tried to present a picture of unity as they spoke briefly to the media after a 90-minute one-on-one meeting, 73 days before Mr Obama hands over the White House to Mr Trump. (more...)
UK preparing legislation to trigger Brexit
- November 16, 2016

However, she did emphasise that she wasn't attempting to veto the process of Wales and England leaving the European Union, but was rather catering for the wishes of the majority of Scottish people who voted 62% to 38% to remain within the EU. (more...)
Thousands call for South Korean leader to quit
- November 16, 2016

Two of Park's former aides have also been arrested over abuse of power or fraud after being accused of collaborating with Choi to extract money from companies or leaking sensitive state documents to her. The scandal and the ensuing popular outcry has sparked a political crisis in South Korea , and the opposition has called for Ms Park's resignation. (more...)
Russian planes resume intense air strikes in Syria
- November 16, 2016

The heavy bombardment came as the Syrian military began "preliminary operations" in the eastern half of the city Tuesday, using warplanes with "precision weapons to target terrorist positions", Syrian state television reported . "Russia and the regime are trying to foil the efforts of the United Nations and the global community to reduce violence and protect civilians and deliver aid to civilians in all the besieged areas", he said. (more...)