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Israel Wants to Muffle Muslim Call to Prayer
- November 18, 2016

Several ministers in Israel also welcomed the election of Trump, saying that his presidency could put an end to Palestinian aspirations for statehood and realize the dream of making Jerusalem the capital of Israel, as it defies global law and continues illegal settlement construction on Palestinian land. (more...)
Ramirez: We've given the Costa Rica fans a Christmas gift Ramirez: We've given the Costa Rica fans a Christmas gift
- November 18, 2016

But things got worse, much worse, in the second 45 minutes. Pulisic took a pass from Jones in the 20th, dribbled to the end line and crossed, but Bobby Wood couldn't get to the ball before goalkeeper Keylor Navas. "At moments like this it does you no good to point fingers and to be looking around trying to figure out who you can throw under the bus", Bradley said. (more...)
President-elect Donald Trump, his aides and allies insist transition is going 'smoothly'
- November 18, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump refuted reports of infighting among advisers in his transition team over key Cabinet appointments, saying a "very organised" process is taking place to select the finalists. People linked to Christie have been purged from the team - including former MI congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers - and acolytes of Sessions were elevated. (more...)
US Democrats delay vote as Muslim in lead for top spot
- November 18, 2016

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota announced on November 14 that he is officially running as the next Democratic National Committee chairman. A number of other party heavyweights also back him, including the next Democratic leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of New York."The Democratic Party needs to look itself in the mirror and work tirelessly to become once again the party that working people know will work for their interests", Sanders wrote in launching a petition drive to ... (more...)
Inspired By Donald Trump, Republican Governor Refuses to Concede Defeat
- November 18, 2016

Cooper has insisted it was an unnecessary bill that has done great harm to our state and its reputation (thanks to him), while McCrory has maintained the bill was necessary to protect the safety and privacy rights of women after a radical ordinance was passed by the city of Charlotte that would have allowed men into women's private facilities. (more...)
Schumer, McConnell elected top leaders in Senate
- November 18, 2016

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) speaks as Chairman of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Sen. From left are, Sen. Ellison, D-Minn., is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus . That paid dividends when Trump was elected president. It takes place when millions of working people, young people and senior citizens come together to demand that our government works for all of us and not just the 1 percent. (more...)
Canadian hospital will treat ISIL fighters
- November 18, 2016

Much of Wednesday's briefing focused on the activities of Canadian soldiers near the frontlines in Iraq, but commanders also revealed that Canadian troops have provided medical assistance to 600 Kurdish and Iraqi government soldiers. "It says a combat operation is a military operation where the use - or threatened use - of force, including lethal force, is essential to impose will upon an armed opponent - or to accomplish a mission", said Garneau. (more...)
Russia Says Its Strike in Syria Killed 30 Al-Qaida Fighters Russia Says Its Strike in Syria Killed 30 Al-Qaida Fighters
- November 18, 2016

The Russian military on Tuesday launched a series of strikes on militant targets in Syria involving carrier-borne fighters, marking the Admiral Kuznetsov's combat debut. According to Shoygu, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, which recently reached the waters near the Syrian shore, played an active part in the aerial attacks on the rebel forces in the two cities. (more...)
Trump's potential Pentagon chief sounds support for NATO
- November 18, 2016

One of the characteristics of US president-elect Donald Trump's election campaign was its distinctively pro-Russian slant. The Nov. 9 attack targeted "people who are or will be associated with the incoming administration", said Steven Adair of the cyber security firm Volexity. (more...)
IS shelling kills 7 civilians in eastern Mosul
- November 18, 2016

The militants are dug in among civilians as a defence tactic to hamper air strikes, moving around the city through tunnels, driving suicide vehicle bombs into advancing troops and hitting them with sniper and mortar fire. When ISIS took control over the city, numerous civilians welcomed a change in governance; however, as the group began to lose control over the territory, ISIS "became paranoid and had to result to more totalitarian tactics", Renad Mansour, a Middle East researcher at Chatham ... (more...)
Trump Would Review Iran Deal Rather Than Cancelling It: Adviser Trump Would Review Iran Deal Rather Than Cancelling It: Adviser
- November 18, 2016

To keep things balanced, Army Radio also interviewed former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, who said, with noted condescension, "If the Israeli right knows what Trump position regarding Israel is, I believe they know more than Trump does". (more...)
Democratic Party Needs to Return to Roots Established by Andrew Jackson Democratic Party Needs to Return to Roots Established by Andrew Jackson
- November 18, 2016

IL voters erased the General Assembly's Democratic state House supermajority on Tuesday. "We have all of the things he has said and we are going to say to Mr. Tant's announcement came a day after she expressed in an email to party members that, "The results of the election weren't what we anticipated, and they aren't what we were hoping for". (more...)
Do you think the electoral college should… Do you think the electoral college should…
- November 18, 2016

And, because each state is winner take all , the total popular vote winner may be different from the winner of the most Electoral College votes. U.S. The problem is that not only do states vary greatly on who has access to the ballot box but, assuming you have successfully cleared the bureaucratic hurdles to get a voter ID card, waited in line for several hours, and cleared all the other voter suppression tactics and actually voted in your state, the Electoral College system itself is ... (more...)
Dog stops play in cricket match between India and England Dog stops play in cricket match between India and England
- November 18, 2016

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 119, with 12 fours and two sixes, for his 10th Test century and his third hundred in four Test innings. "I'm not sure whether it (pitch) will stay together as well as Rajkot". "If England can get up to that score, then they are in the game. He also became the sixth Indian to score a century in his 50th Test. As I started well in the first Test and getting a century at home was special to me. (more...)
Trump wins US Presidential Election Trump wins US Presidential Election
- November 18, 2016

President Obama said he and successor-in-waiting Donald Trump had an "excellent conversation" on Thursday as the intense rivals who defined the volatile 2016 election discussed the handoff of the White House. In addition, the Obama administration plans to host two exercises involving several government agencies to help familiarise Trump officials with how the government responds to domestic emergencies, whether terrorist attacks or such natural disasters as violent tornadoes and hurricanes. (more...)
Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring
- November 18, 2016

A high-ranking Trump insider said the so-called "purge" focused only on lobbyists, though sources told CNN it was a move to part ways with staff associated with Christie. "That's the problem with the system - the system", Trump said. Among those on the Trump team who engaged in lobbying include Steve Hart, charged with the handoff of the Labor Department, who lobbied on labor issues for Anthem, Brinks and Smithfield Foods as recently as September, according to Politico . (more...)
Merkel to run for fourth term as German Chancellor: Senior CDU member Merkel to run for fourth term as German Chancellor: Senior CDU member
- November 18, 2016

Merkel, first appointed as chancellor in November 2005, became the first female chancellor in the history of the country. That friendship is part of the reason Obama made Germany, which he has already visited five times as president, the second stop on his global trip. (more...)
Philippines Gives Dictator Marcos Hero's Burial, Despite Protests
- November 18, 2016

Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been reburied in the Heroes' Cemetery in the capital, Manila . A military general privy to burial preparations told Rappler that the Marcos family wanted a "private burial" and for the ceremony to be "held in confidentiality". (more...)
US National Intelligence Director James Clapper announces resignation
- November 18, 2016

James Clapper told a congressional committee on November 17 that Russian Federation was likely to continue information warfare, despite the US warnings. He had previously spent more than 30 years in military intelligence positions and leading the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Clapper's term was marked by efforts to grapple with the re-emergence of an aggressive Russian Federation, extremist attacks and growing cyber threats, as well as misleading a Senate committee about federal ... (more...)
'Making a Murderer' inmate presses appeals court for release
- November 18, 2016

According to TMZ , Dassey's parents have spent the past week making sure his new bedroom is ready for him when he comes home. Schimel had argued that Dassey should remain in custody pending an appeal, saying that Duffin did not have authority to release the 27-year-old. (more...)