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No changes in Top 4 as Alabama remains #1 No changes in Top 4 as Alabama remains #1
- November 25, 2016

If Ohio State wins Saturday, the Buckeyes will have one of the best résumés in college football, with wins over the No. 3 (Michigan ), No. 6 (Wisconsin ), and No. Believe it or not, Penn State might be the Big Ten team that has the clearest path to the playoff if the Nittany Lions beat Michigan State at home Saturday (3:30 p.m. (more...)
A US soldier died following an IED blast in northern Syria
- November 25, 2016

The Pentagon usually waits 24 hours before releasing the name of a casualty to ensure proper notification to the service member's family. There are approximately 300 American troops on the ground inside Syria. US troops, part of a multinational coalition, are in the region to fight the Islamic State group. The secretary added, "Please keep this service member's family, friends and teammates in your thoughts and prayers, and this Thanksgiving I hope you will join me in expressing thanks to ... (more...)
APEC Summit: China pledges to lead global trade
- November 25, 2016

He said that with the possible opposition of the incoming US administration of Donald Trump to the TPP, the APEC economies – which include 12 of the countries participating in the TPP – should now focus on moving forward with a free trade area. (more...)
Accused killer of MP Jo Cox declines to defend himself in court
- November 25, 2016

Cox described the Batley and Spen MP as an "exceptional person" and contrasted her with the "cowardice" of Thomas Mair. Mair yelled "Britain First", amid the assault. Sue Hemming, head of Counter Terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said Mair's actions were "nothing less than acts of terrorism created to advance his twisted ideology". (more...)
Malaysia: Protesters Demand Prime Minister's Resignation
- November 25, 2016

Activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), march during a rally in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The demonstration is unlikely to shake Najib, who has denied wrongdoing and weathered the crisis, consolidating power by cracking down on dissenters and curbing media groups and activists. (more...)
Crossroads Mission Crossroads Mission "Three Days of Thanksgiving"
- November 25, 2016

First Lady Cecilia Abbott is a regular Meals On Wheels team member but this was a first for the governor. "I think that's a very special day". "I always wanted to give back to the community somehow and this was the first time I have had the opportunity to do so", said first time volunteer, Kate Powell. (more...)
Dalai Lama Plans to Meet Donald Trump, Likely to Infuriate China Dalai Lama Plans to Meet Donald Trump, Likely to Infuriate China
- November 25, 2016

Now once they (are) elected, having the responsibility, then they have to carry their co-operation, their work, according (to) reality, ' he told reporters . China had demanded Mongolia scrap his visit for the sake of the "general picture of a sound and steady development of bilateral ties". In an interview with Piers Morgan in September , he said he didn't know what to think of the reality tv star-turned-politician ― before launching into mocking impression of Trump's hairstyle and ... (more...)
Obama says goodbye to global stage Obama says goodbye to global stage
- November 25, 2016

Trump campaigned for USA president on a promise to pull out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and also threatened to impose steep tariffs against China and Mexico. In his election campaign, Trump had expressed skepticism about free trade agreements. "I think not moving forward would undermine our position across the region and our ability to shape the rules of global trade in a way that reflects our interests and our values", Obama told reporters in Lima. (more...)
Obama says hopes Trump can stand up to Russian Federation when needed Obama says hopes Trump can stand up to Russian Federation when needed
- November 25, 2016

Following his speech, the president will head to Germany to visit Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he has described as "probably.my closest worldwide partner these last eight years". Communist party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas described Mr. Obama's visit as a provocation. They were concerned if Trump felt insulted or aggrieved, he might pull the plug on accepting Obama's advice and help. (more...)
South Korea ignores protests as it signs intelligence deal with Japan
- November 25, 2016

Protesters gathered in front of South Korea's defense ministry today to demonstrate against the signing of a controversial military intelligence sharing pact between Seoul and Tokyo. North Korea has been testing different types of military hardware and has conducted two nuclear tests and more than a dozen missile launches this year. (more...)
UN Delays Global Warming Treaty 2 Years As Trump Takes Over
- November 25, 2016

The Marrakech Climate Conference concluded on Friday with an "inspirational" proclamation from 47 of the world's poorest nations vowing to convert to 100 percent renewable energy "as rapidly as possible". Whatever U.S. policy under Mr. Trump turns out to be, it will be a bone of contention for the United States and a Europe led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and an Asia led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (more...)
Pakistan says nine killed in Indian shelling of bus in Kashmir Pakistan says nine killed in Indian shelling of bus in Kashmir
- November 25, 2016

A day after three Indian soldiers were killed with body of one mutilated in a cross LoC attack, the Indian Army on Wednesday launched a counter offensive against Pakistan. Three soldiers – Prabhu Singh, K Kushwah and Shashank Singh of 57 RR – were killed by Pakistan-backed militants who also beheaded Prabhu Singh. But Swarup pointed out then that India had received no official confirmation from Pakistan about it. (more...)
Trump aide talks about possible Cabinet heads
- November 25, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday assessed several more contenders for top USA posts including Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, as blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps General James Mattis emerged as a leading candidate for defense secretary. (more...)
Demonetisation issue: Another jolt for Modi Govt in SC Demonetisation issue: Another jolt for Modi Govt in SC
- November 25, 2016

The Supreme Court fixed further hearing on December 2 and issued notices to the petitioners before the high courts as listed in the Centre's transfer petition to comprehend their grievances. The affidavit, filed on behalf of the finance ministry, linked black money to terrorism. The Centre said that in 2015-16, it had detected "undisclosed income" of Rs 9,654.80 crore and the "undisclosed income admitted" fetched 11,066.24 crore during the corresponding period. (more...)
SC Democrats and Republicans Respond to Haley's Cabinet Appointment
- November 25, 2016

Mrs Haley has two children, was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa and raised a Sikh but later converted to Christianity. Haley was critical of Trump during the primary campaign and had backed Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. "I think talented people can do anything". Haley would be the third consecutive female US ambassador to the United Nations, after Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the current ambassador. (more...)
The first Thanksgiving? It was complicated: 60-Second Know-It-All The first Thanksgiving? It was complicated: 60-Second Know-It-All
- November 25, 2016

And so should we. Everyone in the USA loves to celebrate Thanksgiving and stuff their faces with turkey and cranberry sauce while surrounded by family members who they might not see very often (or want to). Don't get me wrong. Sharing a meal together is an important part of our culture and a real way of building unity. Our cousins in the United Kingdom celebrate the Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving around the time of the autumnal equinox. (more...)
Netanyahu congratulates Trump, calls him 'true friend' of Israel
- November 25, 2016

Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend of the State of Israel". "I am sure that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the special alliance between Israel and the USA, and we will bring them to new heights". For Palestinians, it was not expected that the victor of the US election, whoever it was, would shift American policy toward the Palestinian cause. (more...)
Jill Stein is raising money to get recounts in three swing states
- November 25, 2016

While Hillary Clinton supporters have been clamoring for just such an event, Stein said the effort is not meant to help the Democratic candidate, nor is it meant to help Stein herself, as she only received about 1 percent of the national vote. (more...)
Turkey dismisses EU Parliament vote to freeze talks Turkey dismisses EU Parliament vote to freeze talks
- November 25, 2016

Some 479 of the votes were in favor, while 37 were against it with 107 abstentions. "With this vote, the European parliament will freeze itself out of any constructive dialogue with Turkey and raise further serious questions over Europe's reliability as a partner", he said in a statement. (more...)
Donald Trump, Mike Pence speak with nearly 30 world leaders Donald Trump, Mike Pence speak with nearly 30 world leaders
- November 25, 2016

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigration hardliner and part of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, would like Trump to consider instituting a registry and tracking system for visitors to the USA from some Muslim countries. (more...)