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Biden campaign accidentally sends premature debate email in another embarrassing gaffe Biden campaign accidentally sends premature debate email in another embarrassing gaffe
- November 21, 2019

The Democratic debate comes just 11 weeks before the first nominating contest in Iowa, on February 3, raising the stakes for the 10 participants hoping for a chance to make an impression with voters before time runs out. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tied impeachment hearings to her "justice" campaign platform and her biography as a former prosecutor in California. (more...)
Dog on mission to save koalas from bushfires Dog on mission to save koalas from bushfires
- November 21, 2019

Bear is part of a specialized and trained pack of dogs who work for koala protection. An obsessive-compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires. (more...)
Trudeau leans on Freeland in second-term cabinet revamp Trudeau leans on Freeland in second-term cabinet revamp
- November 21, 2019

As House leader, Mr Rodriguez will have to negotiate with a fractious parliament to push the government's agenda, which will be unveiled in detail on Dec 5. Eight ministers were not moved, the most important being Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Instead Chagger has been given the portfolio of diversity, inclusion and youth - a vague-sounding title that did not exist in the last cabinet (aside from the fact Trudeau himself had take on the role of youth minister). (more...)
Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition
- November 21, 2019

Right-wing Netanyahu and centrist Gantz were almost deadlocked after September elections, with neither able to command a majority in Israel's 120-seat parliament. Both Mr Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the former general who heads the centrist Blue & White party, have now tried and failed to form governments - pushing Israel into an ever deeper political crisis. (more...)
Adam Schiff Just Issued Another Impeachment Threat Against President Trump Adam Schiff Just Issued Another Impeachment Threat Against President Trump
- November 21, 2019

The whistleblower's identity is still unknown, but they have been identified in reports as a CIA officer previously detailed to the White House who learned of the unusual Trump-Ukraine call through secondhand information, leading them to file a complaint with the intelligence community's inspector general. (more...)
SOS: Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure rises SOS: Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure rises
- November 21, 2019

China's Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Ma Zhaoxu yesterday summoned a senior USA diplomat over the issue amid a chorus of condemnation by various Chinese organs. Police said almost 800 people had left the campus peacefully by late on Tuesday and they would be investigated, including almost 300 under the age of 18. (more...)
USA and European Union go separate ways on Israeli settlers USA and European Union go separate ways on Israeli settlers
- November 21, 2019

In a statement responding to US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's latest statements on Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, the Jordanian government said the US's position undermines peace in the region, supports "illegal" settlements, and "kills" hopes for the two-state solution framework. (more...)
US Is Still Talking To China On Trade, Says Donald Trump US Is Still Talking To China On Trade, Says Donald Trump
- November 21, 2019

While the two economic rivals are trying to solve trade issues, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed two bills Tuesday to protect the rights of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who have been demonstrating in the streets for six months. Over the past month, the Dow and S&P 500 are up about 4% each, while the Nasdaq has rallied more than 5%. "Even though the impeachment hearings haven't disrupted the market to this point, the fact that it's continuing to bubble under the surface is now ... (more...)
Colorado rancher Patrick Frazee convicted in brutal murder of fiancee Kelsey Berreth Colorado rancher Patrick Frazee convicted in brutal murder of fiancee Kelsey Berreth
- November 20, 2019

Her body has not been found until now. In a statement read to the court by a relative before Frazee was sentenced, Berreth's mother said the family has lived in fear of retaliation from Frazee. After the two cleaned up the scene, Lee said Frazee asked her to take Berreth's cellphone with her back to Idaho to throw off investigators searching for the missing woman. (more...)
Pregnant Woman Killed by Dogs During Hunt Pregnant Woman Killed by Dogs During Hunt
- November 20, 2019

It was he who later discovered her body. The woman had called her partner while walking her dog to report the presence of "threatening dogs", the prosecutorĀ“s office said. "She was devoured everywhere". Ms Pilarski's family members told the local newspaper, La Rep des Pyrenees : "She loved life and was passionate about animals". (more...)
China tortured me over Hong Kong, says former British consulate employee China tortured me over Hong Kong, says former British consulate employee
- November 20, 2019

The Global Times, a state-run tabloid, cited police as saying that Mr Cheng had been held for "soliciting prostitutes". Britain's foreign secretary said the treatment amounted to torture and summoned the Chinese ambassador to discuss the case. (more...)
Two S. Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea: Seoul officials Two S. Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea: Seoul officials
- November 20, 2019

The Houthis confirmed on Monday that the group had captured three ships, including one belonging to Saudi Arabia. The leader of the rebels also said the ships' Korean members, two people out of a total crew of 16, will be released after undergoing a "legal process". (more...)
Mike Pompeo Plans to Resign, Run for Senate Mike Pompeo Plans to Resign, Run for Senate
- November 20, 2019

A USA envoy said Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directed him to coordinate Ukraine policy with President Donald Trump's lawyer, further implicating the top U.S. The Times said that the ambassador's briefings with Pompeo "suggest that he could use his testimony to counter the testimonies of other administration officials" who have said he was part of a group of people operating outside official government channels in order to carry out the wishes of Trump and Rudy Giuliani ... (more...)
Senior state advocate killed after being accidentally shot in KZN Senior state advocate killed after being accidentally shot in KZN
- November 20, 2019

Police in nearby Umzimkhulu are investigating the incident as a case of culpable homicide, News24 reported. "There is absolutely no need for a weapon being submitted in evidence in a court of law to still be capable of being fired", a legal friend of Ms Ferreira-Watt told the UK Mirror. (more...)
Georgian Opposition Demonstrates For Election Reform