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USA secretary of state issues new ultimatum to North Korea

USA secretary of state issues new ultimatum to North Korea The Times noted that the same day, in an "unusual" statement released to reporters on the evening of Tiller's remarks, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's position on North Korea had not changed - namely, that talks were pointless if the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, continued to menace his neighbors. [Full Article...]

One Planet summit seeks funds to fight global warming

One Planet summit seeks funds to fight global warming The Monday awards ceremony comes the day before the United Nations and World Bank's " One Planet Summit ", a climate event focused on the Paris Accord. "If we're here today, it's because many have decided not to accept the US Federal Government's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement ". After years of ground work, the accord was signed in 2015 with the aim of keeping global warming ... [Full Article...]

North Korea: US naval blockade would be 'act of war'

North Korea: US naval blockade would be 'act of war' North Korea accused the USA of being "terrified" of the alleged impending completion of its nuclear arsenal in a rare appearance at the UN Security Council on Friday. So threats from the USA encourage the regime simply to accelerate its development of both weapons and delivery systems. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China and Russian Federation to take more measures aimed at halti... [Full Article...]

Toddler fight breaks out during church nativity scene

Toddler fight breaks out during church nativity scene The scene sparked a wave of uncontrollable laughter through the crowd. After a scuffle that involved several children, the child portraying Jesus' mother, Mary, put Teegan in a (gentle) headlock. More than 8 million people have viewed the video on Benson's Facebook page. Later she told Today .com: "She just really wanted that baby Jesus". [Full Article...]

Wisconsin 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign kicks off

Wisconsin 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign kicks off Stopping and arresting impaired drivers will be a top priority. "To help ensure a safe, happy holiday season, we're reminding all motorists to buckle up, drive at an appropriate speed, be patient, and be sober and alert behind the wheel". [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump official Paul Manafort released from home confinement on strict conditions

Ex-Trump official Paul Manafort released from home confinement on strict conditions Prosecutors working with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller sought to prevent Manafort's release, citing his recent move to write opinion artlcles about his work for Ukraine, which they said violated the court's order not to discuss the case publicly. [Full Article...]

South Korean President Says Pyongyang's Nuclear Program Threatening China

South Korean President Says Pyongyang's Nuclear Program Threatening China Ties had chilled for almost a year as Beijing was upset over the deployment of a USA anti-missile system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD), in South Korea, as a protective step in the crisis over the weapons programmes of North Korea . [Full Article...]

Hackers use Triton malware to compromise critical safety systems at Schneider Electric

Hackers use Triton malware to compromise critical safety systems at Schneider Electric FireEye did not identify any nation-state as the likely aggressor, but said the company was moderately confident that the attacker is a government-sponsored group. Triton wouldn't work on another critical infrastructure facility without being rewritten. The new Trojan, which Symantec researchers say has been active since at least September this year, has been created to communicate with a spec... [Full Article...]

Party to seal Mugabe's fall from grace

Party to seal Mugabe's fall from grace Party and government officials have refused to comment on speculation in privately owned newspapers and on social media that Mnangagwa is likely to make military chief General Constantino Chiwenga one of his deputies as a reward for spearheading the de facto coup that ended Mugabe's rule. [Full Article...]

James Fields now charged with 1st degree murder

James Fields now charged with 1st degree murder Fields is suspected of killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people . 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr ., the man accused of driving his auto into 32-year-old Heather Heyer and killing her during protests in Charlottesville last summer, is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russian Federation to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing Flights between the two countries were halted in 2015 after a Russian passenger jet crashed in Sinai, 224 people were reported dead. Egypt has exerted strenous efforts and adobted tighter security measures in airports since the terror attack to keep pace with global aviation security standards. [Full Article...]

But are fare hikes worth paying for new rail tunnels?

But are fare hikes worth paying for new rail tunnels? New Jersey plans to raise $1.9 billion by hiking rail fares by about 90 cents per cross-Hudson trip for New Jersey Transit train riders starting in 2020, with increases of $1.70 and $2.20 planned for 2028 and 2038, respectively. The transit agency will pay for its portion by implementing a per-passenger trip charge for all its rail riders. While New York will contribute through its general fun... [Full Article...]

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife moves Supreme Court against Talwar couple's acquittal

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife moves Supreme Court against Talwar couple's acquittal As reported by the First Post, Hemraj's wife was not surprised but rather saddened that the court let the Talwars walk free and cancelled their life sentence for lack of material evidence. It pointed out that as Hemraj's body was recovered from the terrace of the Noida house, and there were bloodstains as well as signs of a struggle on the scene, the state was duty-bound to find the murderer. [Full Article...]

SC dismisses Congress plea to verify 25% paper trail in Gujarat

SC dismisses Congress plea to verify 25% paper trail in Gujarat In a big jolt to the Congress, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the party's plea seeking verification of VVPAT paper trail with EVM votes. Senior advocated Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal represented the Congress in the apex court, while President of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee Bharatsinh Solanki shared the news of the petition on Twitter. [Full Article...]

DOJ says no wrongdoing in release of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's texts

DOJ says no wrongdoing in release of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's texts U.S. President Donald Trump continued his running criticism of the FBI , lamenting the current state of the Bureau and expressing his plans to rebuild the nation's top law enforcement agency. President Trump's administration , as well as a large majority of the Republican Party, have been targeting the credibility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the... [Full Article...]

Turkey to put efforts for cancellation of Trump's Jerusalem decision

Turkey to put efforts for cancellation of Trump's Jerusalem decision Erdogan called Israel a terrorist state and said "East Jerusalem should be declared the capital of Palestine " while addressing an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul this week. "Because it is completely biased towards Israel", Abbas said. "Russia's position on Jerusalem and the Middle Eastern settlement is well known", he added. [Full Article...]

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government Many SPD members are nervous at the prospect of a renewed "grand coalition" after their previous one with Merkel proved so costly. He said he was cautiously added that "there are different models of how a stable government can be formed". [Full Article...]

Oxford Dictionaries declare 'Youthquake' Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries declare 'Youthquake' Word of the Year New Zealand felt the same phenomenon in its general election in September, where youth engagement and turnout also spiked. The term was originally coined by 1960s Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, who used it to describe the influence that Britain's youth had on pop culture, but it really caught on this year during the U.K.'s summer elections. [Full Article...]

Trump will stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

Trump will stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working Additional rules will also be applied so H-1B visa holders will receive proper compensation from employers. The latest update on H-4 visa program from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has caused an escalation of the worries of H-4-visa holders as the federal agency said it is all set to do away with the rule that permits H-4 dependents to work in the US. [Full Article...]

OIC Istanbul summit and standing up for al-Quds

OIC Istanbul summit and standing up for al-Quds Prime Minister Abbasi will convey the sentiments of the people and the Government of Pakistan of the unequivocal support to the people of Palestine. In the immediate term, he said, the OIC should consider a number of options. The decision was classic Trump, somewhere between fearless and oblivious. He said Pakistan renewed its call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State ... [Full Article...]


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