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Freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen Freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen
- November 28, 2019

Earlier on Thursday, the UN's Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths thanked Saudi Arabia for its announcement to release "200 Houthis" and the opening of Sanaa airport for mercy flights that would allow Yemenis to receive much-needed medical treatment overseas. (more...)
KSA: Saudi frees 200 Houthi prisoners KSA: Saudi frees 200 Houthi prisoners
- November 28, 2019

The decision was hailed by the Huthis, with senior leader Mohammed Ali al-Huthi calling for a "mass reception" to welcome the released rebels. The coalition has been battling the Iran-backed rebels since 2015. "We don't close our doors with the Huthis", the official, who declined to be named, told reporters. In a sign of the limits to the new mood, however, air raids on Monday by the Saudi-led coalition killed eight Huthi rebels near the key western port of Hodeidah, according to local ... (more...)
Emergency Services Respond to Car Fire After Deadly Earthquake Hits Albania Emergency Services Respond to Car Fire After Deadly Earthquake Hits Albania
- November 28, 2019

The quake was 30 kilometres west of the capital, Tirana, at a depth of 10 kilometres, the USGS said. Four bodies were pulled from two collapsed buildings in the western town of Durres, the Defence Ministry said, and a man died near the northern town of Lezhe. (more...)
Germany’s Merkel says it’s essential to preserve NATO Germany’s Merkel says it’s essential to preserve NATO
- November 28, 2019

Speaking to the German parliament on Wednesday, Merkel claimed preserving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is as essential now as it was during the Cold War. mentor under a mercurial Trump. "Because, as the Foreign Minister said yesterday, Europe can not defend itself alone at the moment; we rely on this trans-Atlantic alliance." the Chancellor stressed. (more...)
McGahn's case appealed after judge says he must comply with subpoena McGahn's case appealed after judge says he must comply with subpoena
- November 28, 2019

Not only is McGahn an important witness in his own right - as Trump's first White House counsel he had broad influence until he left the post in October 2018 - but the ruling could also affect other key witnesses called before Congress . (more...)
Supreme Court puts Trump taxes subpoena on hold during appeal Supreme Court puts Trump taxes subpoena on hold during appeal
- November 28, 2019

Trump lawyer William Consovoy said in a court filing, "The Court should grant the stay". The timeline the court laid out Monday means that if the justices take up the case, they would likely hear the dispute this spring and resolve it by June. (more...)
Donald Trump tweets photo of himself as Rocky Balboa in the ring Donald Trump tweets photo of himself as Rocky Balboa in the ring
- November 28, 2019

Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar took a sharp jab of her own. Donald Trump's head photoshopped on Rocky's body. Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi also made an aside. "I signed in to this hell site for literally 10 seconds today and I see we are defacing Rocky Balboa art. Logging off!" one user complained, while another pointed out that it was today, in 1985, that Rocky Balboa knocked out Ivan Drago . (more...)
South Korea military says North Korea fired unidentified projectile South Korea military says North Korea fired unidentified projectile
- November 28, 2019

The PM added that he supported South Korea's efforts to strengthen ties with ASEAN and promote regional peace, but cautioned the worldwide community against demanding North Korea "do everything" before agreeing to relieve sanctions. Last weekend, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw "real war-like drills" conducted by two coastal artillery units. At the time, the two sides had agreed to establish maritime, air, and ground buffer zones in frontline areas as part of efforts to reduce ... (more...)
Rudy Giuliani Rips CNN Reporter's Work as 'Horses***' Rudy Giuliani Rips CNN Reporter's Work as 'Horses***'
- November 28, 2019

In another sign that he was distancing himself from his personal lawyer's work in the Ukraine - despite frequently praising Giuliani and endorsing his activities in Ukraine - Trump said that Giuliani provides legal representation to not just him but for other clients, too. (more...)
US Bills on Hong Kong: What are they about and their implications US Bills on Hong Kong: What are they about and their implications
- November 28, 2019

Beijing warned that the United States would shoulder the consequences of China's counter measures if it continued to "act arbitrarily" in regards to Hong Kong, according to a foreign ministry statement . While shares in Hong Kong , including Chinese companies listed in the city, slipped in early trading, the yuan was steady at 7.0282 per dollar and the Shanghai Composite Index fluctuated in a narrow range. (more...)
Iraqi protesters torch Iranian consulate in Najaf Iraqi protesters torch Iranian consulate in Najaf
- November 28, 2019

Local Media filed reports of more injuries and deaths on Monday, particularly in Baghdad, where demonstrators often construct blockades on important bridges. But experts say that model is unsustainable for a country of almost 40 million people, set to grow by another 10 million in the next decade. We have had 16 decades of words with no actions. (more...)
39 deaths: driver admits assisting illegal immigration 39 deaths: driver admits assisting illegal immigration
- November 28, 2019

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. All of the victims - made up of 31 men and eight women - were later identified as being from Vietnam . They will be dealt with at a later hearing on December 13, the court also confirmed. On Sunday, the Essex police said Christopher Kennedy, 23, also of Northern Ireland, had been arrested in connection with the investigation. (more...)
Death toll rises and at least 650 injured — Albanian natural disaster Death toll rises and at least 650 injured — Albanian natural disaster
- November 28, 2019

Dozens were injured, however, and several buildings collapsed in some towns. The government declared Wednesday a day of mourning and Prime Minister Edi Rama said the authorities would rehouse people who had lost their homes in hotels during the winter. (more...)
Photo of dying Appleton man with family goes viral Photo of dying Appleton man with family goes viral
- November 28, 2019

Adam had been hesitant to share the photo because of its context, but he later told BBC that posting the picture to Twitter has helped his family to recover. 20. "You're very lucky. I'm beyond sorry for your loss". His tweet read, "I don't know you... but I felt this". "We made a video commemorating her life and incorporated it in that". (more...)
Body found in Australia search for British backpacker