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Bishop Aude says Lebanon is being ruled by ‘one person and an armed group’

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch for the Archdiocese of Beirut, Elias ‘Aude, said Lebanon was being ruled by “one person and an armed group” during his sermon on Sunday. Bishop ‘Aude made the comment during the mass marking the 14th anniversary of Gebran Tueni’s assassination. “This country is being ruled today by one person we all know, and no one speaks and by a group that is ruling us by arms,” the bishop said. The ‘person’ the bishop is referencing Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

9 Dec 08:23 AMN 4125648318221968404.html
BBC goes to war with Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister hints the TV licence fee could be SCRAPPED as he says it doesn't 'make sense in the long term'

Boris Johnson said he was looking at whether it made long-term sense to impose a £154.50 annual levy on all homes with TV sets. Dominic Cummings is leading a review of the BBC's funding.

9 Dec 08:03 Mail Online 124328111040526197.html
Yediyurappa sustains power ; BJP won 12 out of 15 seats in by election

Chief Minister Yediyurappa can sustain power as BJP sweep out 12 of the 15 seats in by-election In Karnataka.  BJP required six more seats to cross the magic line to form government in the 277 seat state assembly. The party won 12 seats, a whopping majority to form government.

9 Dec 08:03 Reporter 1467643668772527491.html
‘He Did NOT Commit Suicide” – More Details Emerge On Zim Man Who Brutally Murdered Wife In Pretoria & Wrapped Body In Plastic

Three weeks ago, the country was rocked by the news of a Zimbabwean man, who brutally murdered his wife Netsai Makore, in Pretoria, South Africa.

9 Dec 08:42 iHarare News 2755902706604329203.html
Police in Lancaster close roads following police incident

Police in Lancaster have closed the A6 Caton Road One Way Street at Bulk Road following an incident in the early hours of this morning.

9 Dec 08:11 Lancashire Post 6469275854741939017.html
Hong Kong protest, largest in weeks, stretches several miles

The huge turnout was a reminder to China’s leader, Xi Jinping, that the monthslong campaign against his authoritarian policies still had broad support in Hong Kong despite a weakening economy and increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police.

9 Dec 08:10 The Indian Express 2885715105813380037.html
Nigel Slater’s meat-free Christmas recipes

A centrepiece of a golden pumpkin, pomegranate-jewelled basmati rice, and a mouthwatering apple and mincemeat tart

9 Dec 08:00 the Guardian 1491978796364240207.html
Johnson's Brexit fight and NHS waiting times 'cover up' lead the papers

The future of Brexit and last-ditch voting drives for the leaders of the major parties dominate the front pages of most of the nation’s newspapers to kick-off election week. The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph lead off with Boris Johnson’s rallying cry to Leave voters ahead of Thursday’s election.

9 Dec 08:06 ITV News 2184971258340909795.html
US confirms visit by Russian foreign minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday -- the Russian's first visit to Washington since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald

9 Dec 08:05 Deccan Herald 2027555797358524682.html
Patrick Harvie outlines importance of ‘climate election’

The Scottish Greens co-leader said it is important to have Green voices at Westminster to push other parties into taking strong climate action.

9 Dec 08:10 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775100462686.html
Karnataka bypolls: Counting begins to decide BJP's fate

The counting of votes for the by-elections on 15 assembly seats in Karnataka that went to polls on December 5 is underway at 11 centres in the state. The election results will have a bearing on the

9 Dec 08:32 Deccan Herald 2027555796009727423.html
Police and fire crews lead city-wide air and river search for missing Perth pensioner

An air and river search was launched in Perth on Sunday amid growing concern for a missing pensioner.

9 Dec 08:15 The Courier 4275302767381110545.html
Zim police will shoot to kill machete gold miners: Govt

Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi has warned machete-wielding artisanal miners against terrorising mining areas Minister Ziyambi’s comments come after

9 Dec 08:22 ZWNEWS 6090563866168682244.html
National Assembly suspends voting on fast-tracked reform bills

The National Assembly decided Monday to suspend voting on fiercely contested fast-tracked bills, including election and prosecutorial reforms, and postpone its plenary session until Tuesday. National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang drew the floor leaders of three major parties -- the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, Liberty Korea Party and minor conservative Bareunmirae Party -- to the agreement, following the e...

9 Dec 08:24 Koreaherald 8029273604415080509.html
US bill on China's Xinjiang violates international law, regional official says

Recent US legislation on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China's internal affairs, the governor of the far western region said on Monday, accusing the United States of launching a smear campaign.

9 Dec 08:08 Bdnews24 8119004128337253023.html
Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

LONDON (AP) - Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II.

9 Dec 08:51 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541637735792800.html
Algeria seeks heavy sentences for ex-PMs accused of corruption

The Algerian prosecutor's office has requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, local media reported.

9 Dec 08:12 Aljazeera 6642629761841771276.html
Is Now the Right Time for a US-Israel Mutual Defense Pact?

U.S President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promoted the idea of a Mutual Defense Treaty between their countries in September, with Netanyahu branding such a pact as being “historic” should it be achieved. The idea is now back in the headlines in Israel. Energy Minister and security cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz stated…

9 Dec 08:00 Breaking Israel News 540123160613774262.html
Amit Shah tables Citizenship Amendment bill in Lok Sabha

Meanwhile, BJP's former ally, Shiv Sena, is yet to clear its stand on the CAB.

9 Dec 08:27 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364252666178.html
Britain’s parties in final hunt for votes

Conservatives and Labour are mounting a desperate bid to turn from apathetic voters four days out from an election that will change the face of politics.

9 Dec 08:40 The New Daily 5848147786069255479.html
Russian troops enter Raqqa city for first time during Syrian War

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces have entered the city of Raqqa for the first time during this nearly nine-year-long war, a number of activists in northern Syria reported on Monday. According to the reports, the Russian Armed Forces entered Raqqa to distribute humanitarian aid to the people in the war-torn city. The military delivered two thousand food kits to Raqqa residents. Military doctors have also arrived in the city, who are ready to provide assistance to all in need. “The infrastructure in Raqqa was completely destroyed during the liberation process conducted by the US-led international coalition,” an officer at the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Controversial Parties, Vladimir Varnavsky, told reporters. “Thousands of civilians became victims of indiscriminate air and artillery attacks,” Varnavsky added. “The city has not yet finished the work of clearing debris and clearing the area, and there is a shortage of clean water, medicine and food.”

9 Dec 08:05 AMN 4125648318055143514.html
Russian Malware Kingpin Named as Head of “Evil Corp” by NCA, FBI

Evil Corp's malware kingpin drives a Lamborghini with the number plate "Thief" – working from the basements of Moscow cafes to fleece victims globally.

9 Dec 08:52 Computer Business Review 8072376451658748792.html
Farage appeared with antisemitic pastor on US web radio show

Brexit party leader gave at least six long interviews to Rick Wiles on the TruNews network

9 Dec 08:00 the Guardian 1491978794859198043.html
Parliament Live: Congress divided country on basis of religion, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

Citizenship Bill in Lok Sabha Live Updates: Out of the present 375 MPs, 296 voted in favour of its introduction and 82 against it in the Lower House. 

9 Dec 08:20 The Financial Express 1288289579832896597.html
Hong Kong protesters lead in popular choice for TIME Person of the Year 2019

The demonstrators with 89% votes polled as 'yes' have emerged the current favourite among people across the world who are voting to validate them as the people wielding the most influence in the past 12 months.

9 Dec 08:16 The Indian Express 2885715105329541633.html
US bill on China's Xinjiang violates international law, regional official says

Recent US legislation on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China's internal affairs, the governor of the far western region said on Monday, accusing the United States of launching a smear campaign. Tension has flared in recent weeks between China and the United States over issues such as Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority and protesters in Hong Kong, complicating prospects for a near-term deal to end a 17-month long trade war.

9 Dec 08:16 WION 1570469240652422297.html
New South Wales bushfires turn Sydney beach black with ash – video

Swimmer posts footage showing ash that has turned Balmoral beach sludgy and black

9 Dec 08:45 the Guardian 1491978794394393703.html
Readers’ comments: Justice for rape victims lost amidst politics of the Left and Right

Responses to articles on Scroll.in.

9 Dec 08:00 Scroll.in 8669301694025232128.html
Frantic search continues for dad missing in Firth of Clyde after ‘sons got into difficulty’

A FRANTIC search for a dad missing in the Firth of Clyde is continuing after his “sons got into difficulty” hunting for him. The 55-year-old boatsman, known locally as David Wilson, vanished after …

9 Dec 08:08 The Scottish Sun 6609127674440606811.html
Brexit? New referendum? What's at stake in UK vote

Britai­n will have until Decemb­er 31, 2020, to strike a new agreem­ent to replac­e decade­s of integr­ation

9 Dec 08:16 The Express Tribune 1105816787297915554.html
Jury would convict Trump 'in 3 minutes flat,' says key lawmaker

US presid­ent has repeat­edly blaste­d the House inquir­y as a partis­an attack by House Democr­ats

9 Dec 08:16 The Express Tribune 1105816787522372997.html
Where Bicyclists, Doormen and Tourists Battle for Turf

New York City bicyclists say people who walk across bike lanes need to pay attention. But doormen at high-end hotels worry about collisions as lanes expand.

9 Dec 08:00 NY Times 1961078288187941896.html
Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission seeks report on suicide bid by Salem youth humiliated by cops

The SHRC has sought a report from the Salem Superintendent of Police

9 Dec 08:59 The Hindu 6679535024532903575.html
The Oraifite killings - The Nation Newspaper

Why an intra-communal feud turned bloody in Oraifite community in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State last week is a puzzle the authorities

9 Dec 08:29 The Nation Newspaper 2658445900768623051.html
Is Russia using its frozen-conflict playbook in Ukraine?

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy meet for the first time Monday, many wonder what Moscow's long-term goal is in

9 Dec 08:02 The Japan Times 6673764368267496929.html
Top Northern Senator Vows Never To Contest Election In Nigeria Again

Senator representing Gombe Central in the Nigerian Senate, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has announced that he will not contest elections in the future.

9 Dec 08:33 Concise 5544636823468278936.html
Putin, Zelenskyy to hold first summit on Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy over the conflict in Ukraine's east on Monday in a much-anticipated summit in the French capital, Paris.

9 Dec 08:10 Aljazeera 6642629763738367979.html
Uttar Pradesh to set up 218 fast-track courts for crimes against women and children

Currently 42,389 cases of sexual offences against children and 25,749 cases of rape and sexual crimes against women are pending in the courts.

9 Dec 08:18 Scroll.in 8669301692643200603.html
Police patrols ramped up after series of break-ins at old psychiatric hospital in Perth

Police are stepping up patrols at an abandoned psychiatric hospital after a spate of thefts.

9 Dec 08:43 The Courier 4275302767685715307.html
Raila: Leave 2022 poll talk out of BBI

He says the top priority for him and Uhuru is to cure electoral anxiety.

9 Dec 08:30 Daily Nation 7421817125635751198.html
No reason to show that employment has come down: Govt tells Lok Sabha

The Labour and Employment Minister also said the government is implementing various schemes for generating more employment

9 Dec 08:00 Business-Standard 1502508924773093012.html
Australians' faith in government hits record low

SYDNEY: Australians have less trust in government than at any point on record and are more worried about climate change, according to a ...

9 Dec 08:54 CNA 5644198863533144006.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill: How Amit Shah Defended Excluding Muslims

The Lok Sabha voted in favour of the introduction of the bill after protests by opposition leaders.

9 Dec 08:24 HUFFPOST 6665507017917547290.html
Couple conned in 'bargain' television scam at M6 services car park

Embarrassed pair said the man claimed to be a delivery driver from a discount store and the TV was well-packed and looked to be the real deal

9 Dec 08:52 birminghammail 8288260685267601657.html
Fife man to stand trial accused of harassing women and handing them lewd drawings

A Newport man will stand trial accused of harassing women and giving them lewd drawings.

9 Dec 08:22 The Courier 4275302767586283186.html
Don’t rush into bad law: Giving India the data protection law it deserves

The process to develop a data protection law has been slow and opaque, and the rumours coming out of the government are not encouraging that the bill will deliver the privacy protections that Indians need and deserve.

9 Dec 08:19 The Indian Express 2885715104123562208.html
Governor Mike Sonko Charged With Economic Crimes, Prosecution Opposes Bail

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Court after his dramatic arrest on Friday, December, 6 on the charges of over Sh357 million graft case.He was presented before th

9 Dec 08:21 KahawaTungu 3304128543082732355.html
BJP retains Karnataka, set to win 12 bypoll seats under CM Yeddiyurappa

The BJP's good show in 12 seats comes as a morale booster for the saffron party after it's setback in Maharashtra

9 Dec 08:30 Business-Standard 1502508925098753090.html
The Labour General Election candidates for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset

Here is what your local Labour candidates had to say ahead of the 2019 election in the UK

9 Dec 08:19 BristolLive 4740742016828710607.html
Despite Warnings, Trump Moves to Expand Migrant Family Detention

Tiny prison uniforms were replaced with T-shirts. Healthcare and schooling improved. Experts say there is still no safe way to incarcerate families.

9 Dec 08:00 NY Times 1961078287819524313.html
North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy high civilization under socialism in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in sanctions to build revenue for its broken economy.

9 Dec 08:06 WFXT 6395891953220392817.html
North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy "high civilization under socialism" in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in sanctions to build revenue for its broken economy.

9 Dec 08:06 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541636884320704.html
Cyberattack Hits City of Pensacola After Shooting At Naval Air Station

The city of Pensacola, Florida, has been dealing with a cyberattack since late Friday when a Saudi Air Force trainee killed three sailors at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Officials for the city are unsure whether the incidents are related. CNN reports: The city of Pensacola, Florida, said it has exp...

9 Dec 08:30 it.slashdot.org 306148769942364177.html
Beijing orders removal of foreign computer equipment from government offices

Measure aims to reduce China’s reliance on foreign technology and counter US tech restrictions.Government offices and public institutions in China have been ordered to replace foreign computers and software within three years, Financial Times reported on Monday (Dec. 9).

9 Dec 08:46 Taiwan News 4737573344537564701.html
Youths stop Rep’s speech at PDP woman leader’s burial

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, Mr Zacharias Idris, has decried his rejection at the burial of the Peoples Democratic Party’s woman leader, Salome Abu...

9 Dec 08:17 Punch Newspapers 3524240994626866464.html
8 soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

9 Dec 08:12 The Hindu 6679535024553853019.html
Leadership crisis in Nairobi County after Sonko graft charges

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 - The Nairobi County Government was thrown into a leadership crisis following the arraignment of Governor Mike Sonko who faced over - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capitalfm.co.ke

9 Dec 08:21 Capital News 7605153803241286465.html
Corbyn's Labour 'Worst Global anti-Semitic Incident,' Simon Wiesenthal Center Says

'No one has done more to mainstream anti-Semitism' than Corbyn, the Jewish human rights group says

9 Dec 08:57 Haaretz 1431421788984937471.html
Man accused of rehearsing mass shooting, pointing guns at pedestrians outside San Diego hotel

Police arrested the suspect and seized his 14 registered firearms, not wanting to take any chances the rehearsal could become reality.

9 Dec 08:04 WBTV 6439870258939507406.html
Touching video is a love letter to Irish emigrants at Christmas

Cathal Kenna, a Dublin documentary filmmaker, made a moving video wishing Irish emigrants around the world a Happy Christmas. Posting the beautiful clip to YouTube, he wrote, “For those who would like to but can't make it back to Ireland this Christmas, please enjoy this short whistle-stop tour of Ireland clip.”

9 Dec 08:10 IrishCentral 7319968744003053396.html
Record number of domestic abuse incidents reported in North

Officers respond to domestic abuse incident every 17 minutes, PSNI says

9 Dec 08:00 The Irish Times 8204772967435378865.html
Lebanon’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop: Country Ruled by One Person, Armed Group

Sharp remarks by Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Aude on Sunday sparked a wave of counter reactions among Lebanon’s political and religious figures.   Aude celebrated a mass in downtown Beirut, marking the 14th anniversary of the assassination of law

9 Dec 08:00 Asharq AL-awsat 7659932799754037.html
Boris has fishy start to last few days by campaigning in Labour heartland

The prime minister will spend the final three days targeting voters in traditional Labour strongholds.

9 Dec 08:28 Metro 970161749082802410.html
Karnataka bypolls: BJP wins in KR Pet, creates history

The saffron party created history by breaking into the JD(S) bastion and winning the bypolls in the K R Pet segment.

9 Dec 08:49 Deccan Herald 2027555795943669369.html
VA Tech Wabag executes TTRO plant for Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply

This is one of the largest and technologically advanced water reuse plants in India

9 Dec 08:44 BusinessLine 5283602025688267.html
Guns blaze in Ukraine as leaders meet in Paris

Hundreds of explosions and bursts of small arms fire were reported on the contact line in east Ukraine, as France prepares to host the first peace summit on the war in three years.

9 Dec 08:26 EUobserver 625925300057105612.html
2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today

Such ceremonies were put on hold after a High Court ruling in July.

9 Dec 08:55 TheJournal.ie 6446904417110637933.html
Who is Ali Milani?

Raised by a single mother, Ali Milani studied politics at Brunel University, where he was also the student union president as well as Vice-President of National Union of Students.

9 Dec 08:23 The Indian Express 2885715105142914573.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill: 293 votes in favour, 82 votes against introduction of controversial bill

Citizenship Amendment Bill: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi called the bill a violation of rights of the country's people and said Shah will be remembered in the league of Hitler

9 Dec 08:42 Business Today 1145527431392914051.html
Unemployment high on list of Arab youth’s major concerns

ANKARA: Turkey sent 11 French “foreign terrorist fighters” back to France on Monday, the Turkish interior ministry said. “Eleven French citizens have been deported to their home country,” it said in a statement. Ankara has lambasted Western countries for refusing to take back their citizens who left to join the Daesh group in Syria and Iraq. It says it has some 1,200 foreign

9 Dec 08:15 Arab News 8912634263745983351.html
Finland’s Sanna Marin set to become world’s youngest prime minister at 34

She will lead an alliance of five parties that are all headed by women.

9 Dec 08:37 Scroll.in 8669301694057540879.html
Government debt is not a free lunch

With interest rates on government debt at multi-decade lows, a number of leading economists have argued that almost every advanced economy can allow debt to drift up toward Japanese levels (over 150 percent of GDP even by the most conservative measure) without any great concern about long-term consequences. Advocates of much higher debt might be…

9 Dec 08:41 EJ Insight 7853952858331601519.html
Western Gateway residents fear developer holding up Swallow roundabout upgrade

Fed-up residents living in the Western Gateway are demanding a leading property developer fulfills its pledge to upgrade the Swallow Roundabout.

9 Dec 08:19 The Courier 4275302767221606110.html
Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

LONDON (AP) - Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II.

9 Dec 08:51 WFXT 6395891953714175110.html
Patrick Harvie outlines importance of ‘climate election’

The Scottish Greens co-leader said it is important to have Green voices at Westminster to push other parties into taking strong climate action.

9 Dec 08:08 Express & Star 7324224460565059166.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019: What does it do, why is it seen as a problem

The Bill,seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation.

9 Dec 08:02 The Economic Times 7653256037427001691.html
Fife care worker struck off after after posting Facebook message about dead resident

A Fife care home worker has been struck off after posting an insensitive message on Facebook about a deceased resident.

9 Dec 08:22 The Courier 4275302766982443790.html
'Blue and White are acting like amateurs'

Former Kadima minister Haim Ramon criticizes Blue and White for 'amateurism,' says they 'failed twice,' 'need to separate.'

9 Dec 08:49 Israel National News 5374683669729612990.html
Swedish government postpones unemployment agency reform to defuse crisis

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government and the centre-right parties backing it in parliament said on Monday they would postpone labor reforms, potentially defusing a row that had threatened the policy deal that keeps Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in power.

9 Dec 08:22 Reuters 8334514181533295422.html
UK parties in final campaign push for Thursday election - The Nation Newspaper

THE main political party leaders are continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign enters its final few days...

9 Dec 08:33 The Nation Newspaper 2658445900052402935.html
Turkey will always defend its interests, Defense Minister Akar says

Turkey is in favor of dialogue with regional actors when it comes to the Eastern Mediterranean, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday, adding that the...

9 Dec 08:15 DAILY SABAH 8383944808754576908.html
Scores killed in India factory fire - The Nation Newspaper

At least 100 people were sleeping inside the factory, which mainly makes school bags, when the fire started. More than 60 have been rescued...

9 Dec 08:40 The Nation Newspaper 2658445901607292320.html
China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'

People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all "graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monday. But U

9 Dec 08:34 The Japan Times 6673764368331418943.html
North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

Tourism is excluded from the heavy sanctions the U.N. Security Council has imposed on the North over its nuclear weapons program.

9 Dec 08:37 An-Nahar 2220466264028279959.html
PDP wins all 21 chairmanship seats in Adamawa LG election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won big in Adamawa state as all its candidates in the just concluded local government election recorded victory.

9 Dec 08:55 Legit 3764253649287321491.html
Fatal US naval base shooting presumed to be act of terrorism, FBI says

The US has sought the assistance of Saudi officials as they try to gather information about the gunman.

9 Dec 08:12 TheJournal.ie 6446904419118156681.html
Govt Needs Stronger Anti-Corruption Measures: Danish

Sarwar Danish, Afghanistan’s second vice president, addressed a gathering on Monday-- International Anti-Corruption Day-- and said: “Despite some achievements, we have not been completely s

9 Dec 08:04 TOLO news 5578851437994444872.html
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Washington, US confirms

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday -- the Russian's first visit to Washington since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald Trump, the State Department announced. The brief statement about the meeting, to be held at the State Department, said Pompeo and Lavrov would "discuss a broad range of regional and bilateral issues." On Friday, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said the meeting was being "prepared" for Tuesday.

9 Dec 08:24 WION 1570469242124782434.html
California church's nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph locked in separate cages

A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

9 Dec 08:09 Fox 4 8372747777243146327.html
Patrick Harvie outlines importance of ‘climate election’

The Scottish Greens co-leader said it is important to have Green voices at Westminster to push other parties into taking strong climate action.

9 Dec 08:08 Shropshire Star 3480199993018881630.html
Staff on two Paris metro lines extend strike to Friday

PARIS (Reuters) - Drivers and maintenance staff on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend their strike against the government’s planned pension reforms until Friday, a Reuters witness said.

9 Dec 08:53 Reuters 8334514180815652422.html
Nairobi Governor Sonko to face accuser in court

Sonko was convicted in 1998 and sentenced to a six-month jail term or a Sh200,000 fine.

9 Dec 08:00 Daily Nation 7421817123951049666.html
Andhra govt cancels Rs 3 crore work orders at CM's residence to ward off criticism

BJP leader Lanka Dinakar welcomed the cancellation of the order pertaining to the expenditure.

9 Dec 08:57 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362926578766.html
Boris Johnson, polarising leader focused on Brexit

Johnso­n's relaxe­d style and lack of attent­ion to detail has led to accusa­tions of incomp­etence

9 Dec 08:16 The Express Tribune 1105816786437749336.html
Pakistan Foreign Secretary’s remarks at 35th SAARC Charter Day Ceremony

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A Ceremony was organized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad on Monday in connection with the 35th SAARC Charter Day. The Ambassador from SAARC Member Countries and Senior Officials at MoFA attend the event. The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Sohail Mahmood and Ambassador of Maldives Ahmed Saleem addressed the Ceremony. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood’s remarks at the 35th SAARC Charter Day Ceremony Excellencies,

9 Dec 08:35 Dispatch News Desk 1078940131933347420.html
Will Finland Get World's Youngest Prime Minister?

If backed by the parliament and the president, Sanna Marin will become not only Finland's but the world's youngest prime minister, besting Ukraine's 35-year-old Oleksiy Honcharuk.

9 Dec 08:19 Sputniknews 967333869617000658.html
Yediyurappa-led BJP govt. safe in Karnataka as party sets to win 12 out of 15 bypoll seats

While the Congress managed to win two seats, the Janata Dal (Secular) drew a complete blank

9 Dec 08:37 The Hindu 6679535024728469528.html
Hyderabad rape-murder: Watch the CCTV footage that helped police solve crime

CCTV footage from near a toll plaza where a Hyderabad woman doctor was gang-raped was a crucial lead that helped the police identify the four men who brutalised the woman and later killed her.

9 Dec 08:09 India Today 4286117812448492832.html
Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran’s Rouhani being arranged

Abe, who has developed friendly ties with Trump, traveled to Iran in June in an unsuccessful effort to encourage Iran and the U.S. to hold talks to reduce tensions.

9 Dec 13:24 An-Nahar 2220466262079061040.html
Jharkhand Assembly election | Congress subverted mandate in Karnataka; people taught it a a lesson: PM Modi

PM Modi claimed that the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance in Jharkhand would plunge the State into “instability and uncertainty” if voted to power

9 Dec 13:17 The Hindu 6679535025478022616.html
Climate risk legal advice coincided with military capability warning

Top-shelf legal advice warning company directors have a duty to act on climate change risk was studied by the federal government as recently as June

9 Dec 13:01 Australian Financial Review 3974284488354714788.html
Latest on armed police response to 'gunman on the street' report

Police received an anonymous call about 'someone with a gun in the street'

9 Dec 13:57 BristolLive 4740742016672261528.html
Two men rushed to hospital after Rutherglen murder bid as forensic cops seal off pub

TWO men were rushed to hospital after a Rutherglen murder bid – as forensic cops seal off a local pub. Police confirmed that two men, aged 27 and 51, were badly hurt on East Kilbride Road las…

9 Dec 13:05 The Scottish Sun 6609127672963399882.html
Anti-corruption drive will bring prosperity to Pakistan: PM Imran

Premie­r lauds Punjab govt for launch­ing anti-corrup­tion app

9 Dec 13:41 The Express Tribune 1105816786883102318.html
Sonia Gandhi spends quiet 73rd birthday; wishes pour in for Cong president

Gandhi decided not to celebrate her birthday as she was saddened by rape incidents and assaults on women in various parts if the country

9 Dec 13:20 Business-Standard 1502508926088577926.html
Labour's first post-election Budget would give 330,000 North East workers a pay rise

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell sets out his priorities for his first Budget, if Labour wins the election

9 Dec 13:33 ChronicleLive 1984146902037842783.html
Q&A: What are the political parties saying about crime during the election?

The parties differ in their approach to law and order.

9 Dec 13:28 Express & Star 7324224459894240832.html
North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a heedless and erratic old man after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

9 Dec 13:42 WFXT 6395891953049920220.html
Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, Russia

Cheney’s backing of a muscular military response in the Mideast starkly contrasts Trump’s promises to pull America from what he calls the Mideast’s “blood-stained sands.”

9 Dec 13:28 An-Nahar 2220466263144483026.html
Coats for homeless removed from Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

Action by city authority for ‘public safety’ reasons provokes social media outcry

9 Dec 13:08 the Guardian 1491978794574205766.html
India, Australia review strategic ties in 2+2 secretarial talks

India and Australi deliberated on prevailing regional security concerns and explored ways for cooperation in field of defence industry and technology, said the Defence Ministry

9 Dec 13:29 The Hindu 6679535026180144864.html
Trump, Saudi crown prince vow to cooperate on Florida base shooting probe

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday discussed last week’s Florida naval base shooting and vowed to work together on the investigation of the attack, which left three people dead and injured eight others.

9 Dec 13:19 Reuters 8334514181616024211.html
NHRC says Delhi's Anaj Mandi fire was catastrophe waiting to happen, asks for detailed report

Describing the Anaj Mandi fire incident as a "catastrophe" waiting to happen, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the Delhi government, the city's police chief and the North MCD and sought a detailed report in six weeks.

9 Dec 13:31 The Economic Times 7653256036713407605.html
CEOs call for fiscal stimulus

Australia's top business leaders say infrastructure spending, tax cuts and investment breaks should be used to boost sluggish growth.

9 Dec 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284487436533253.html
Trump accused of anti-Semitism after saying Jewish Americans will vote for him so they can avoid a wealth tax, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Business Insider - "You're brutal killers," President Donald Trump told those in real estate. "Not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me you have no choice.". Read more at businessinsider.sg

9 Dec 13:17 www.businessinsider.sg 5090408755878505672.html
Arlene Foster says Boris Johnson 'broke his word' on preventing an Irish Sea border

Foster says government officials have told her there would need to be checks.

9 Dec 13:18 TheJournal.ie 6446904417770198683.html
CEOs want urgent action to boost economic growth

Chanticleer's annual survey of 40 CEOs has uncovered some sage advice for government on how to kick-start the economy.

9 Dec 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284486517157383.html
***Live Updates*** House Judiciary Committee Holds Second Impeachment Hearing | Breitbart

The House Judiciary Committee will hold its second impeachment inquiry hearing on Monday. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. | Politics

9 Dec 13:43 Breitbart 3148363492060274873.html
U.S. officials 'repeatedly lied about Afghanistan war for 18 years and hid the fact it was unwinnable', according to bombshell Washington Post report dubbed 'the Pentagon Papers of today'

In a lengthy article published on Monday, the Post claims that top officials knew the military's chances were slim but that they routinely hid the grave reality.

9 Dec 13:27 Mail Online 124328112479947712.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill has endorsement of India's 130 crore citizens: Amit Shah

Trying to allay apprehensions of people of the Northeast, Shah said the Narendra Modi Government is committed to protect the customs and culture of people of the region and informed that Manipur will be brought under Inner Line Permit regime, where the proposed law will not be applicable.

9 Dec 13:05 The Economic Times 7653256038174657900.html
Justice Chandrachud recuses himself from hearing St Stephen's college case

The judge said though he had prepared all the notes after going through the case file, it would not be appropriate for him to hear the matter

9 Dec 13:40 Business-Standard 1502508926702076791.html
Zim Children Smuggled Into SouthAfrica Perish In FREAK Accident

Undocumented Zimbabwean children who were travelling to SouthAfrica died in an accident after a Toyota Quantum collided with a Ford Fiesta

9 Dec 13:04 iHarare News 2755902708308879147.html
Government works for women’s rights, says Hasina

The government is working to translate feminist thinker and activist Begum Rokeya’s dream to establish women’s rights into reality, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

9 Dec 13:48 Bdnews24 8119004129324550787.html
Sacramento State student appears to slap former College Republicans' president following Facebook argument

Video of a student assaulting the former president of the Sacramento State College Republicans has gone viral.

9 Dec 13:17 Washington Examiner 4625792331814966614.html
A look at why Martha’s Vineyard is a popular vacation spot for blacks after the Obamas spent $11.75M on a house

It seems the Obamas can’t get enough of Martha’s Vineyard and have decided to become permanent residents of the plush and historic Massachusetts island. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the former president of the United States and his wife purchased an almost 30-acre vacation home in the Edgartown neighborhood on December 4. They had to...

9 Dec 13:30 Face2Face Africa 5878198129533478957.html
‘AICF likes to have strangle hold on chess tournaments’

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) would like to have a stranglehold on the chess tournaments held in the country and it’s evident from the show

9 Dec 13:28 The Sentinel 448185206342109245.html
NHS staff in Wales can get free Uber rides or Uber Eats meals this Christmas

The offer is available during Christmas week (December 23-27) when doctors, nurses and support staff continue to work around the clock

9 Dec 13:13 Wales Online 7686550516183717344.html
California church's nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph locked in separate cages

A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

9 Dec 13:09 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202375153751.html
Live coverage: Democrats, Republicans seek to win PR battle in final House impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday will hold its first hearing since Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced last week that the relevant committees would begin drafting impeachment articles

9 Dec 13:00 TheHill 355432919335404179.html
Democratic candidate Warren discloses details of past legal work, showing $2 million in compensation

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released information on Sunday about her past legal work, showing nearly $2 million in compensation from dozens of clients, as a dispute intensified with her rival Pete Buttigieg over transparency.

9 Dec 13:27 WION 1570469241948116327.html
Hastie urges democracies to engage in political warfare to preserve peace

The Liberal MP says the West has watched on passively while states such as Russia and China weaponise "previously benign" activities.

9 Dec 13:00 The Age 7967730563001794283.html
Boris Johnson pockets reporter's phone to avoid picture of 4-year-old on hospital floor

Prime Minister forced to apologise and return phone

9 Dec 13:13 Liverpool Echo 7727211173547054992.html
Sesame Street receives Kennedy Center Honors to rare bipartisan cheer

Members of both parties could be seen applauding as show is recognized at America’s most prestigious performing arts awards

9 Dec 13:49 the Guardian 1491978795481982155.html
Demand for climate action at heart of Scottish Greens’ campaign

The Scottish Greens’ manifesto has also put a Green New Deal at its centre.

9 Dec 13:07 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773418689150.html
Inspector general: Start of Russia probe was justified, unbiased but investigation had errors

Inspector general Michael E. Horowitz found that the FBI properly opened its investigation into Russian election interference but said there were some major errors in how the agency conducted the probe.

9 Dec 13:42 Fox 4 8372747778396002310.html
Police hunting for Deputy Speaker after he was caught beating up a young man at Ruto's event

The speaker is said to have left the country last night

9 Dec 13:34 Pulse Live 3606876836670835865.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha: Parties in favour of and against the legislation

While Congress and TMC led the charge against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill inside the Lok Sabha, the MPs of Indian Union Muslim League and All India United Democratic Front demonstrated in the Parliament premises and at Jantar Mantar.

9 Dec 13:48 The Indian Express 2885715105524529868.html
Mugodhi Apostolic sect faces fresh divisions

Mugodhi Apostolic Church, one of the largest Apostolic sects in Zimbabwe, faces fresh divisions after one of its senior pastors approached the High Court challenging the validity of the church’s constitution, saying it was not properly enacted.

9 Dec 13:20 Nehanda Radio 3802011523718056051.html
Nyeri Deputy Speaker On The Spot For Assaulting Youth, Police Issue Warrant Of Arrest

A viral video circulated on social media of Nyeri County Deputy Speaker Samuel Kariuki assaulting a youth has angered netizens and prompted the intervention of the police authorities.In the captur

9 Dec 13:57 KahawaTungu 3304128543443615977.html
House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on impeachment evidence: Live updates

The House Judiciary Committee is holding an impeachment hearing Monday where committee lawyers are presenting evidence in the case, as Democrats begin to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

9 Dec 13:05 Fox News 7362823821443760362.html
Lebanese sarcasm: A powerful token of defiance

Lebanese sarcasm, during a revolution or even on mundane days, has the ability to bring together the totality of the Lebanese masses.

9 Dec 13:18 An-Nahar 2220466263735562440.html
Kidnappers kill four on Abuja highway - The Nation Newspaper

Kidnappers fleeing a clampdown by men of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command shot and killed four persons along...

9 Dec 13:49 The Nation Newspaper 2658445900775564342.html
School teacher fights for job in court battle with principal

A teacher at Malek Fahd Islamic School is suing the school for allegedly taking action against her for raising security concerns after the Christchurch massacre.

9 Dec 13:00 The Age 7967730561494047721.html
Dalian Atkinson death: police officers to stand trial next September

Benjamin Monk is accused of murder and Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith denies assault

9 Dec 13:49 the Guardian 1491978795389276072.html
Kidnappers kill four on Abuja highway - The Nation Newspaper

Kidnappers fleeing a clampdown by men of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command shot and killed four persons along Kawli-Kaita highway

9 Dec 13:55 The Nation Newspaper 2658445899958139152.html
Anti-Semitism stokes fear and election angst in UK's 'bagel belt'

Labour party candidate Holly Kal-Weiss sums up the mood of Jewish constituents she's met on the election campaign trail in the "bagel belt" ...

9 Dec 13:22 CNA 5644198863743249622.html
Govt's Ksh400 Million Gamble That Backfired

A report tabled in Parliament from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveals an extra...

9 Dec 13:18 Kenyans.co.ke 8634838155063536277.html
Arab suspected in attack on rabbi in central Israel arrested

28-year-old Arab man arrested after rabbi dragged out of his car, beaten in central Israeli city of Lod.

9 Dec 13:44 Israel National News 5374683670500215520.html
Rosanna Davison named newborn daughter Sophia after cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine

The model and her husband Wes Quirke welcomed their adorable daughter via a surrogate last month

9 Dec 13:44 Irish Mirror 2875825628635621690.html
This birding season, walk down Chennai’s Akkarai wetland

Akkarai, where the Buckingham Canal overflows into wetlands, is a biodiversity hotspot in the middle of an extended city. But will it survive the frenetic construction of villas?

9 Dec 13:06 The Hindu 6679535024776280420.html
Supreme Court to hear DMK plea challenging validity of local bodies’ poll notification

It deserves to be set aside for defying reservation procedure, Apex Court told

9 Dec 13:39 The Hindu 6679535024748233421.html
Opinion: Who will be crowned the Lucia of the Brexit election?

Does a Swedish symbol of light herald the end of the saga of Brexit, asks British writer and PhD student Sarah Campbell in this opinion piece for The Local.

9 Dec 13:10 THE LOCAL se 5989194980968369340.html
Man Turns Into ‘Chimera’ After Bone Marrow Transplant Fully Replaces His Semen DNA

A team from Nevada’s Washoe County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking into how changes in DNA following certain medical procedures could influence criminal cases and forensic work.

9 Dec 13:37 Sputniknews 967333868897712379.html
Activists storm into Maltese government HQ demanding PM's resignation

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Activists staged a protest in government headquarters for five hours on Monday to demand the immediate resignation of Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat amid an investigation into the 2017 car bomb killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

9 Dec 13:45 Reuters 8334514181363672262.html
Judiciary Hearing Sets Stage For Trump Impeachment Charges

Chairman Jerrold Nadler expects the committee to vote soon, possibly this week, on at least two or more charges against the Republican president.

9 Dec 13:17 HuffPost 5982769915548412583.html
Court date for fugitive charged with attempted murder to be set next week

A date for a preliminary inquiry is expected to be set next week for a Quebec man who fled to France two years ago after being charged in Victoria with two counts of attempted murder. Sebastien . . .

9 Dec 13:37 Times Colonist 7617512060569640757.html
Saudi crown prince called Trump, expressed condolences over Florida base shooting: State news

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday and expressed his condolences and support for the families of ...

9 Dec 13:31 CNA 5644198862922623246.html
Ashfield residents on what is influencing how they will vote in the General Election

'I live in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and that gets virtually nothing'

9 Dec 13:54 NottinghamshireLive 5149776701753504173.html
American Airlines apologizes to passenger booted over 'Hail Satan' T-shirt

"He said, ‘Our crew has found your shirt to be offensive,’" the passenger stated.

9 Dec 13:59 Fox News 7362823820240387056.html
Pensacola Attack Probed for Terrorism Link. Saudi Suspect Clashed With Instructor.

The investigation into the fatal shooting last week at a Navy training center in Florida was officially characterized as a terrorism inquiry Sunday as new details emerged about the Saudi air force trainee who killed three sailors on the base where he was a visiting student.As the FBI continued to conduct

9 Dec 13:21 Yahoo 7097669638287667847.html
Who Is Barry Berke? Judiciary Committee’s Lawyer Will Present Impeachment Case

A New York defense lawyer working for House Democrats, Mr. Berke has been an architect of their impeachment inquiry.

9 Dec 13:00 NY Times 1961078289250645303.html
Angry protesters storm French embassy in Lagos

Some protesters stormed the French embassy in Lagos on Monday, accusing President Emmanuel Macron of support for terrorism

9 Dec 13:56 Vanguard News 4125100340533331685.html
Siddaramaiah quits as Cong legislature party leader after K'taka bypoll defeat

'I have submitted my resignation to Sonia Gandhi,' said Siddaramaiah after poor show by Congress in the Karnataka bypolls

9 Dec 13:59 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362829903891.html
"Concerning that Democrats take position demeaning to Israel"

Rep. Alan Clemmons tells why the term 'occupation' is wrong, expresses concern over 2020 candidates' attempts to de-legitimize Israel.

9 Dec 13:23 Israel National News 5374683669032363665.html
Boris Johnson takes private jet to avoid drive from Doncaster to Teesside

The prime minister flew the 84 mile journey to target Labour heartlands in the north east of England.

9 Dec 13:44 Metro 970161748879927134.html
Lacson files resolution honoring Misamis Oriental hero cop

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Senate National Defense and Security Committee, acknowledged Monday the selflessness showed by the late Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno who used his own body to shield innocent lives in a school in Misamis Oriental from a live grenade, and said that he should be emulated not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country.

9 Dec 13:09 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199674921568.html
SNC exec driven by greed?

The Crown has begun final arguments in the criminal trial of former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi.

9 Dec 13:54 Castanet 616068602227002769.html
Why a journalist’s murder is shaking the Maltese government

The investigation into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder inspired protests against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who will resign in January.

9 Dec 13:22 Yahoo 7097669637280681352.html
34-year-old lawmaker set to become Finland's prime minister

Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party council voted to name Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post.

9 Dec 13:49 euronews 7318238120593316724.html
K'taka bypolls: With 12 seats Yediyurappa retains govt, Cong sees fallout

Modi called the by-polls in Karnataka "extraordinary", one which would decide whether the BJP government would stay or go.

9 Dec 13:25 Business-Standard 1502508926338892023.html
Biden blames staff, says nobody ‘warned’ him son’s Ukraine job could raise conflict

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a new interview that when his son Hunter was a board member of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while he was in office, no one informed him that it could pose a problem.

9 Dec 13:01 Fox News 7362823819564023657.html
Stay ahead of your competitors with these tips

You will only achieve success if you run your business on your own terms, and not fall prey to chasing after rivals in your industry.

9 Dec 13:31 Nairametrics.com 4741528845911448500.html
California church's nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph locked in separate cages

A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

9 Dec 13:09 ABC15 Arizona 911680910192339031.html
Congressional panel to weigh Trump impeachment evidence as formal charges loom

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 — A US congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump will debate the evidence against him on Monday, with Democratic lawmakers poised to move forward with possible formal charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress this week. The...

9 Dec 13:42 Malaymail 302165934912326023.html
Documents show US leaders misled public on progress in Afghanistan War: report

Senior U.S.

9 Dec 13:52 TheHill 355432919068262601.html
WATCH LIVE: House Judiciary Committee holds public impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will hold its second public hearing regarding the Trump impeachment investigation at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. Daniel Goldman, the Judiciary Committee lawyer for the Democrats, and Stephen R. Castor, the Judiciary Committee lawyer for the Republicans, will be presenting evidence about the president's actions.

9 Dec 13:27 Washington Examiner 4625792333532824843.html
Rohingya refugees demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community.

9 Dec 13:39 Bdnews24 8119004129406834252.html
Demand for climate action at heart of Scottish Greens’ campaign

The Scottish Greens’ manifesto has also put a Green New Deal at its centre.

9 Dec 13:06 Shropshire Star 3480199991337108094.html
LIVEBLOG: House Lawyers Give Impeachment Presentation For Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – The impeachment hearing Monday is expected to feature counsel from the House Judiciary Committee and from the House...

9 Dec 13:32 Talking Points Memo 4598529366782269366.html
Barr Allows Redacted Deets About Christopher Steele To Be Released In DOJ IG Report

Attorney General Bill Barr approved the release of originally redacted details about former British spy Christopher Steele as part of...

9 Dec 13:02 Talking Points Memo 4598529367474587359.html
ACP nations will defend multilateral trading systems – Kenyatta

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 - President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of nations will strongly defend multilateral trading systems in order to protect themselves from unfair trade practices. President Kenyatta said

9 Dec 13:54 Capital Business 7605153803816458660.html
‘Discussed weather’: Ajit Pawar on first meeting with Fadnavis after fallout

On Sunday, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar shared the stage at the marriage ceremony of independent MLA Sanjay Shinde's daughter in Solapur district and were seen engaged in a 20-minute animated chat.

9 Dec 13:43 The Indian Express 2885715103925613460.html
Police called to sudden death of man

Police were called to the sudden death of a man in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

9 Dec 13:22 East Anglian Daily Times 681138152378196572.html
Boris Johnson snatched a reporter's phone when he tried to show him a photo of a 4-year-old boy forced to lie on a hospital floor

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was urged by the reporter to look at a picture of a boy who had been left to lie on a pile of coats on a hospital floor.

9 Dec 13:41 Yahoo 7097669637198178548.html
Challenge to democracy to counter Russia, China

We have entered a new era of great power competition between authoritarian and democratic states. Western powers need to recalibrate accordingly.

9 Dec 13:00 The Age 7967730562857590431.html
Apple Maps Crimea controversy continues with European Parliament letters

There's no sign yet of the Apple Maps Crimea controversy dying down anytime soon. Apple last month started showing Crimea as Russian territory ...

9 Dec 13:36 9to5Mac 8219339160684920929.html
Irish woman and wife’s struggle to bring their baby home to Ireland

‘My mum is going to Mass every morning to pray Sofia gets home for Christmas ... but our daughter is stateless’

9 Dec 13:17 The Irish Times 8204772968296759679.html
KDF moves swiftly after Air Force fighter jet lost important piece mid air

Sleepy village woken up by heavy military presence

9 Dec 13:06 Pulse Live 3606876834982081479.html
Experts tell Liberal Democrats to vote Labour in Southport to kick the Tories out

Southport is seen as a three-way marginal and for many years

9 Dec 13:58 Liverpool Echo 7727211172994159935.html
Former 'Islamic State matchmaker' Tooba Gondal deported from Turkey to France as part of repatriation attempt

A former London university student accused of being an Islamic State recruiter has been deported from Turkey to France, alongside her two children, as part of an attempt by the Ankara government to repatriate foreigners who joined the terror group. Tooba Gondal, who lived in Walthamstow before travelling to Syria in 2015, is among four former IS members flown to Paris this morning with their seven children. Gondal is a French citizen but had permanent British residence until the Home Office issued an exclusion order in 2017.

9 Dec 13:18 ITV News 2184971256534713470.html
Jaded Gittins pleads for budget honesty

Via a demoralised Ross Gittins:

9 Dec 13:05 MacroBusiness 6890797928649465286.html
Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

Hong Kong police say they have defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people.” Police say the bombs found Monday evening were “complete, fully functional and ready to be used.” The bombs were radio-controlled, to be triggered with mobile phones. Police said they were made with a …

9 Dec 13:31 City NEWS 1130 5858657119509847457.html
Turkey deports 11 French suspected IS members

ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) - Turkey has deported 11 French nationals who are suspected of being members of the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

9 Dec 13:06 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541637433721435.html
Billionaire Phones4U founder John Caudwell warns that 'every wealthy person in the UK' will LEAVE if Labour wins general election as he savages John McDonnell's 'frightening' tax hikes

John Caudwell said 'nearly every wealthy person I know is thinking of leaving the UK including me if Labour get in' as he challenged John McDonnell during a face-to-face meeting.

9 Dec 13:23 Mail Online 124328111363320654.html
Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid despite flaws

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

9 Dec 13:55 Whio 8204027953733617513.html
Tripura: Two anti-CAB strikes paralyse life in state, over 1,000 detained

Examinations in government colleges had to be postponed, while train services and road transport were hit.

9 Dec 13:48 The Indian Express 2885715104111102785.html
Trump warns North Korea's Kim has 'everything' to lose through hostility

US President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

9 Dec 13:50 News24 3752801376636449514.html
‘No one bothers about rules’: NHRC sends notice to Delhi government after Anaj Mandi fire

The Delhi Police had on Sunday evening arrested the owner, identified as Rehan, and his manager Furkan.

9 Dec 13:38 Scroll.in 8669301693306463171.html
Government defends R&D law changes

The Coalition will have a second crack at passing R&D reforms in February, but some companies are warning the proposals are insufficient and out of date.

9 Dec 13:00 Australian Financial Review 3974284486387548362.html
North Korea warns ‘erratic old man’ Trump that it has ‘nothing more to lose’

North Korea released a statement warning President Trump that it has “nothing more to lose” after he condemned its recent missile tests.

9 Dec 13:30 Washington Examiner 4625792333121744727.html
Hate Speech Bill: There’s no need to multiply our laws, I smell a rat — Catholic Bishop

The Bishop of Bomadi Diocese of the Catholic Church, Most Rev Hycianth Egbebo, MSP,  has said that Nigerians do not need additional laws

9 Dec 13:40 Vanguard News 4125100339456169427.html
Atlantis Attacks: Jeehyung Lee Variant Teases a Cold War (Exclusive)

CBR presents an exclusive first look at Jeehyung Lee's variant cover for Marvel's Atlantis Attacks #1, by Greg Pak and Ario Anindito.

9 Dec 13:12 CBR.com 1295516962772247368.html
Bangladesh army chief begins four-day historic visit to Myanmar

TOKYO: Japan is weighing inviting Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a state visit, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, as local media reported the trip was likely to happen this month. Japan has been trying to forge a possible mediator role as tensions rise between its ally Washington and Tehran. Local media has reported in recent days that Rouhani is likely to visit

9 Dec 13:04 Arab News 8912634263068838250.html
Criticism of Handke's Nobel Prize grows over denial of Bosnian war crimes

Ahead of the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony, condemnation grew Monday over the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature to Austrian writer Peter...

9 Dec 13:18 DAILY SABAH 8383944809628677192.html
DOJ Inspector General’s Report on FBI ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Investigation Released

The long-awaited report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was released as expected on Monday. Also as expected, the 400-page report said that the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation ultimately had a proper and legal factual basis — despite numerous procedural shortcomings at the bureau, and despite a criminal referral related to low-level ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s alleged alteration of an email used in an application to surveil former Trump adviser Carter Page.

9 Dec 13:28 Law & Crime 7990899036897915849.html
Have you been the victim of a burglary in Ireland?

Share your stories about your house being broken into or car being stolen

9 Dec 13:45 The Irish Times 8204772968362725802.html
Israeli Police Searching for Vandals Who Damaged 40 Cars in East Jerusalem - Photo, Video

TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli police are investigating acts of vandalism that took place in the Arab quarter of Jerusalem, with at least 40 vehicles being damaged, police said on Monday. 

9 Dec 13:32 Sputniknews 967333869228220077.html
Impeachment hearings continue with House committee — LIVESTREAM

The House Judiciary Committee received a detailed summing up of the impeachment case against President Donald Trump Monday as Democrats prepare formal charges against him.

9 Dec 13:10 Las Vegas Review-Journal 8640648835969663207.html
America's deceit over Afghanistan quagmire disclosed in blunt confidential interviews

Senior US officials routinely misled the public about success in Afghanistan, fiddling statistics and metrics to spin a conflict they knew was going badly, according to a trove of confidential assessments.

9 Dec 13:47 The Telegraph 140598092950922375.html
31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018: Govt

In written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that in 2016, six Army personnel died in terrorist attacks, followed by 13 in 2017 and 12 in 2018.

9 Dec 13:27 The Economic Times 7653256037904168039.html
Trump accused of anti-Semitism after saying Jewish Americans will vote for him so they can avoid a wealth tax

Progressive Jewish groups have accused President Donald Trump of spreading anti-Semitic smears when he spoke on Saturday night in an appeal to Jewish voters at an Israeli American Council conference.

9 Dec 13:17 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046882462936264.html
Paul A. Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Waged War on Inflation, Is Dead at 92

Mr. Volcker helped shape American economic policy for decades, notably by leading the Federal Reserve’s brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the 1970s and ’80s.

9 Dec 13:51 NY Times 1961078289037147806.html
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez say company seeking HIV patent extension 'deceitful and immoral'

Trump is urged to block company from holding back drug, Descovy, from the market

9 Dec 13:24 the Guardian 1491978796413920554.html
SC Order In Dileep Case: Some Pertinent Questions

Seminal question which arose for consideration by the apex court in the appeal preferred with special leave against the Order of a single judge of the High Court of Kerala in P.Gopalakrishnan...

9 Dec 13:23 Live Law 8801531619951171384.html
Jordan: Parliament Refers 2 Former Ministers to Court, Refuses to Waive Immunity of MP

The Jordanian parliament agreed on the judiciary request to refer two former ministers to court on charges of abusing their job jurisdictions, while it refused to waive the immunity of two deputies in two different cases. The Parliamentary Legal Comm

9 Dec 13:15 Asharq AL-awsat 7659933208978774.html
Political parties deplore government’s decision to hike APSRTC bus fare

Activists of BJP and TDP stage protests in Kurnool and Chittoor, terming the move ‘anti-poor’

9 Dec 13:50 The Hindu 6679535024600378234.html
Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to violence

Yesterday's events also show another serious problem in Puerto Rico: the lack of gun control on the island. The recurrent use of assault and automatic weapons in attacks in public places increases the probability of deaths in a single incident.

9 Dec 13:57 El Nuevo Dia 2512554310291769516.html
NHRC says Delhi Anaj Mandi fire was catastrophe waiting to happen, asks for detailed report

Describing the Anaj Mandi fire incident as a “catastrophe” waiting to happen, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on December 9 issued notices to the Delhi government, the city’s police chief

9 Dec 13:51 The Hindu 6679535025445333800.html
Q&A: What are the political parties saying about crime during the election?

The parties differ in their approach to law and order.

9 Dec 13:31 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774429644352.html
Pollak: Airman Mohammed Haitham, Muslim-American Patriot and Hero | Breitbart

Airman Mohammed Haitham, who died saving others at NAS Pensacola, was the best of America, a Muslim patriot. He will not have died in vain.

9 Dec 13:23 Breitbart 3148363491580069935.html
Man pleads not guilty to murdering Japanese national

Mohamed Morei on trial over death of Yosuke Sasaki in Dundalk in January 2018

9 Dec 13:30 The Irish Times 8204772967654196585.html
Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences for horrific attacks

He must serve a minimum term of 30 years.

9 Dec 13:20 Shropshire Star 3480199991404201641.html
Brahmaputra and Barak Valley are the only CAB included area of Northeast: Amit Shah

various organizations in Assam and Northeast, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday while initiating a debate on the Citizenship Amendment Bill

9 Dec 13:57 The Sentinel 448185206064745956.html
Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences

"Classic psychopath" Joseph McCann has been handed 33 life sentences and a minimum term of 30 years for a string of horrific sex attacks on 11 women and children.

9 Dec 13:07 Lancashire Post 6469275855239202784.html
‘I rejoice’: Finland forms government of five parties all led by women, with youngest prime minister in world

Finland’s coalition government will be composed of five parties all led by women for the first time after the female transport minister won a vote to be the next leader. Sanna Marin has been chosen

9 Dec 13:22 The Independent 2511519172199595801.html
'Classic psychopath' and serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences

Over 15 days, he abducted, raped and assaulted victims aged between 11 and 71 in Watford, London and the North West on England.

9 Dec 13:43 Breaking News 4415806919534945297.html
Wages killer: Skilled visa pay crashes below Aussie average

In the years leading up to the May federal election, the Morrison Government and its supporters used Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data to lobby against Labor’s policy changes to negative gearing, claiming that those earning $80,000 were ‘middle-income earners’.

9 Dec 13:06 MacroBusiness 6890797930591309774.html
"I may be Irish but I'm not stupid" — Joe Biden's latest gaffe

“I may be Irish but I’m not stupid.”

9 Dec 13:19 IrishCentral 7319968743196150539.html
Delhi HC refuses to pass directions to Centre to link social media with Aadhaar

The Centre apprised the court that the government is under consideration and also got some suggestions from law commission.

9 Dec 13:57 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362670427692.html
Preet Bharara to House GOP Lawyer: Calling Trump a Clown Isn’t Election Interference, It’s a ‘Correct Consensus Opinion’

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Preet Bharara mocked the GOP’s lead counsel for his defense of President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings on Monday.

9 Dec 13:45 Law & Crime 7990899038433094515.html
Abe confirms visit to Japan by Iran's Rouhani under discussion

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is being considered, the first official confirmation that a trip by him could ta

9 Dec 13:35 The Japan Times 6673764367055362956.html
Trump Officials Block U.N. Meeting on Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

The U.S. is trying to preserve a diplomatic opening with Kim Jong-un, even as North Korea dismisses President Trump as a “heedless and erratic old man.”

9 Dec 13:31 NY Times 1961078288011068634.html
Meet Ali, 25. Boris Johnson's biggest challenger

Ali Milani didn't speak English when he came to Britain from Iran at the age of five. Twenty years later, he's the biggest individual threat to ...

9 Dec 13:02 CNA 5644198862952416591.html
Rep. Scalise: Democrats 'insulting voters' with impeachment push

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise pushes back on Monday against the House Democrats' call for impeachment, saying that it’s an insult to the voters as they decide on the president on November 2020.

9 Dec 13:43 Fox News 7362823821140509929.html
All the Liverpool polling stations for the 2019 General Election

Everywhere you can vote in Liverpool on Thursday

9 Dec 13:53 Liverpool Echo 7727211174837080566.html
Guelph Police investigating after man struck and killed by train

Police say it happened late Sunday night

9 Dec 13:26 KitchenerToday.com 52741010470806025.html
A North Korea Crisis for Christmas

Gordon Chang: "There will be a year-end crisis this year, but it will be one that takes Pyongyang by surprise. All Kim needs to do is ask Xi Jinping what happens when Trump gets frustrated and loses

9 Dec 13:11 The National Interest 7207864702842247425.html
Man in ‘serious’ condition after being hit by car on busy Dunfermline road

A man is said to be in a "serious" but not life threatening condition after being struck by a car on a busy Dunfermline road on Sunday evening.

9 Dec 13:15 The Courier 4275302768489923915.html
Himachal Pradesh constable recruitment exam on December 22

All candidates who qualified the physical efficiency test (PET) have been directed to report at the venue by 9 am, the spokesperson said, adding that call letters have been sent to the candidates.

9 Dec 13:41 The Indian Express 2885715105495356041.html
General Election not just about Brexit, says Scottish Labour leader

Richard Leonard has urged voters to also consider issues such as investment in public services.

9 Dec 13:19 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773576734991.html
Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader. Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by allegedly linking military aid for Ukraine …

9 Dec 13:00 The Independent Uganda: 5099025989913847425.html
Fintiri swears-in newly elected LG Chairmen in Adamawa

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has sworn in 21 newly elected council chairmen in Adamawa. Speaking at the ceremony on Monday in Yola

9 Dec 13:52 The Guardian 7580308504035693117.html
Macron's France: Fifth Day of Anti-Reform Strikes Cripple Paris

Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways.

9 Dec 13:35 Breitbart 3148363491781405705.html
Beijing orders Chinese government to dump all Windows PCs by 2022

China replace all Windows PCs for government use for security reasons by 2022 due to a new government directive to "uncouple" for western technology

9 Dec 13:41 MSPoweruser 1651641550418049919.html
There are no Reports of Injured Bulgarians in the Volcanic Eruption in New Zealand

There are currently no reports of injured Bulgarian citizens in the eruption of the White Island volcano in New Zealand, as well as in relation with the complicated climatic conditions of the South Island and the capital Wellington. This was announced by the press centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

9 Dec 13:16 novinite.com 4235039570767639973.html
North Korea insults Trump as 'heedless and erratic old man' as tension rises

Pyongyang responds to tweets on denuclearization and says ‘the time when we cannot but call him a ‘dotard’ again may come’

9 Dec 13:33 the Guardian 1491978795958139664.html
Man Turns Into ‘Chimera’ As Bone Marrow Transplant Fully Replaces His Semen DNA

A team from Nevada’s Washoe County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking into how changes in DNA following certain medical procedures could influence criminal cases and forensic work.

9 Dec 13:37 Sputniknews 967333869491156537.html
French far-left leader gets suspended jail term for shoving police

A French court on Monday handed a suspended jail term of three months to far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon over his conduct during a raid on his party offices last year, when he shoved a police officer and a prosecutor.

9 Dec 13:30 Digital Journal 4566489172655622809.html
Trump accused of anti-Semitism after saying Jewish Americans will vote for him so they can avoid a wealth tax

"You're brutal killers," President Donald Trump told those in real estate. "Not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me you have no choice."

9 Dec 13:17 Yahoo 7097669639031113651.html
China to remove foreign tech from government offices amid US trade war

The policy — which reportedly affects both hardware and software — could strike a big blow to American tech companies such as Microsoft, HP and Dell.

9 Dec 13:13 New York Post 7654946768362465458.html
Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter’s phone when he tried to show him a photo of a 4-year-old boy forced to lie on a hospital floor

LONDON – Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter’s phone after he challenged the prime minister to look at a picture of a 4-year-old boy who was forced to sleep on a hospital floor,

9 Dec 13:41 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046882433434814.html
Trump family member to kick off re-election campaign in Butler County

HAMILTON — Butler County Republicans will set the stage in February for President Donald Trump’s re-election bid at the county GOP’s biggest fundraiser of the year by featuring a member of the Trump family.

9 Dec 13:57 Whio 8204027955284163413.html
Seven teenagers released by police after train driver attacked in Rugeley

Seven teenage boys who were arrested after a train driver was attacked in Rugeley have been released under investigation.

9 Dec 12:16 Express & Star 7324224460046524814.html
K'taka poll results message for all states where anyone betrays public mandate: PM

Modi also spoke about the political tussle that the state of Karnataka had witnessed soon after the assembly election results.

9 Dec 12:14 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364222927426.html
Beyonce’s Rep Confirms She Is Not Doing A Las Vegas Residency

Beyonce will not be hitting the Las Vegas strip any time soon. In a statement to Variety, the singer's rep has confirmed that she will not be doing a residency in Sin City. It's "absolutely not true," the rep said. On Saturday, rumours that Queen Bey would be getting her own Las Vegas residency began flying…

9 Dec 12:20 ET Canada 6735490618705096061.html
Trump a 'heedless and erratic old man,' North Korea says, after tweets about Kim Jong Un

North Korea took aim at President Trump on Monday, dubbing him a "heedless and erratic old man" after he tweeted leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to "void his special relationship" with him or the U.S. by interfering in the 2020 election by acting "in a hostile way."

9 Dec 12:27 Fox News 7362823821061175697.html
First Normandy Four summit in three years: what we know so far

For the first time in three years, the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia will sit down at a negotiating table to move from a standstill the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

9 Dec 12:40 UNIAN 6863008972102859729.html
Flashy Nairobi governor pleads not guilty to graft charges

Governor Mike, the latest top official to be hauled in on corruption charges in Kenya, is accused of having benefited from irregular procurement and payments of $3.5 million.

9 Dec 12:39 Saudi Gazette 6913978434848686173.html
Arrests after police stop suspected drug deal taking place in West Bridgford

Five men were arrested

9 Dec 12:44 NottinghamshireLive 5149776702596367293.html
Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by allegedly linking military aid for Ukraine and a White House meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky to a request...

9 Dec 12:33 New Vision 9103146372662312783.html
Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP activists not to back candidate axed over alleged anti-Semitism

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged SNP members not to back a candidate axed over alleged anti-Semitism. Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath hopeful Neale Hanvey was dropped by the party after comments he allegedly ma…

9 Dec 12:15 The Scottish Sun 6609127674013986450.html
Marlborough: Kids campaign sees 40km school speed limit plan

Kids campaign leads to proposed 40kmh speed limit outside school

9 Dec 12:00 SCOOP 5315658998681913810.html
Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide case

Nobel laureate will defend government at court hearing on Rohingya crackdown

9 Dec 12:11 Financial Times 707176888549492211.html
California church nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

9 Dec 12:59 CTVNews 2422791598886272955.html
Warren says all-women Democratic presidential ticket can beat Trump

* Candidate says she’d consider Kamala Harris as running mate * Warren: Trump has destroyed US leadership – I’ll restore itElizabeth Warren believes an all-women Democratic presidential ticket can beat Donald Trump next year.The Massachusetts senator made her views plain in an interview with the Associated

9 Dec 12:50 Yahoo 7097669637853076234.html
General Election seats to watch: Wales

There are opportunities – and risks – for all parties on December 12.

9 Dec 12:12 Shropshire Star 3480199991585748505.html
‘Old man’ Trump is ‘bluffing’ says North Korea: KCNA

North Korea on Monday slammed US President Trump for "bluffing" and called him "an old man bereft of patience" as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.

9 Dec 12:13 The Guardian 7580308503684293394.html
No Politics in Balayya’s Ruler

Balayya’s upcoming movie ‘

9 Dec 12:00 MIRCHI9 6041804860038468490.html
2023: Don’t Expect Us To Hand Over To You, Arewa Youths Tell Southwest

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said the South-West should not expect the North to hand over power to the region. 

9 Dec 12:55 Concise 5544636821869827446.html
Paramilitary troops to soon don khadi uniform, Amit Shah issues directions

Samples of cotton and woollen uniforms, blankets and camouflage uniform, among others, for paramilitary forces have been developed by KVIC

9 Dec 12:40 Business-Standard 1502508926564072213.html
NBRU says nearly 1,000 anti-social incidents on Dublin Bus services

Most incidents concentrated in about ‘half a dozen hotspots’ around the city

9 Dec 12:49 The Irish Times 8204772969300459958.html
Delhi Blaze: Police Nabs Factory Owner After Delhi’s Deadliest Fire In 25 Years Killing 43 People 

Labourers who died in Delhi fire were mostly from Bihar between the ages of 14 and 20

9 Dec 12:02 Swarajya 4977622829785205390.html
HC allows Centre more time to file reply on plea for drafting Uniform Civil Code

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Upadhyay, said the government has to make its stand clear, whether it has recommended for drafting a UCC to the Law Commission or not.

9 Dec 12:25 The Economic Times 7653256038484862504.html
Indian Army To Honour 30 Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters Ahead Of Vijay Diwas

India to honour Bangladeshi freedom fighters who helped liberate their country 

9 Dec 12:32 Swarajya 4977622830016399395.html
Will States relax the rules on busking?

STREET entertainers will be allowed to use amplifiers while performing if proposals to relax Jersey’s busking laws are approved by the States this week.

9 Dec 12:35 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774019014917.html
Construction Of Surat Metro’s First Phase Set To Begin In June 2020, Expected To Be Ready By 2024

The centre had approved funds for the construction of the first phase for Surat Metro in February this year.

9 Dec 12:38 Swarajya 4977622829439313830.html
North Korea resumes insults of 'erratic old man' Trump

A senior North Korean official called President Donald Trump a "heedless and erratic old man", resuming insults of the American leader that were set aside during a rare thaw in relations.

9 Dec 12:25 Aljazeera 6642629762752464841.html
Woman rushed to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after Newton Mearns ‘disturbance’ as man arrested

A WOMAN was left with “serious injuries” as a man was arrested after a “disturbance” in Newton Mearns. Cops confirmed they were called to a property on Castle Road in the to…

9 Dec 12:13 The Scottish Sun 6609127672655642808.html
AG Barr Made Last-Minute, ‘Highly Unusual’ Decision to Alter OIG Russia Report

Attorney General William Barr intervened in the construction of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the genesis of the Russia investigation in order to include de-classified information about a well-known British spy. Barr’s out-of-the-blue push for additional transparency is decidedly out of character and being viewed with askance eyes as “highly unusual.”

9 Dec 12:46 Law & Crime 7990899036906358132.html
Hero Electric partners with Punjab government to develop electric infrastructure

Hero Electric has announced a Rs 700 crore investment in its facility in Ludhiana to make the state of Punjab an EV hub. Head here more details.

9 Dec 12:28 Autocar India 1039296990863595214.html
Hamas Chief Arrives in Turkey on First Leg of Foreign Tour

During his first trip beyond Egypt since 2017, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh is also scheduled to visit Malaysia, Russia, Qatar, Lebanon, Mauritania and Kuwait, Palestinian sources tell Turkish state media.

9 Dec 12:11 Breaking Israel News 540123160545764530.html
Turkey Not in Hurry to Buy Fighters From Russia, Hopes to Get Them From US - Turkish Defence Minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated in November after a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington that Ankara might purchase US Patriot systems, but it considers the US requests to get rid of Russia's air defence systems S-400 an infringement of its sovereignty.

9 Dec 12:24 Sputniknews 967333868698026210.html
16 Days of Activism: The effects of intimate partner violence | Cape Argus

Physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner is the most common form of violence experienced by South African women.

9 Dec 12:35 www.iol.co.za 17825111896795202.html
Gang who planned major organised crime involving guns in Glasgow jailed for more than 18 years

Richard Carty, Ezekial Aremu and Cade Johnson were found in possession of pistols, fake council uniforms and counterfeit cash after they were arrested in a dramatic armed swoop outside the Forge shopping centre

9 Dec 12:35 dailyrecord 552235480218308510.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill has public endorsement, was part of manifesto: Amit Shah

Rejecting the charge that the Citizenship Amendment Bill targets Muslims, Amit Shah said, “The Citizenship Amendment Bill does not discriminate. It gives and does not snatch rights... Citizenship will be granted to refugees [from these three countries] even without documents, including ration cards.”

9 Dec 12:22 India Today 4286117814368717529.html
Operation Peace Spring aims to preserve Syria's territorial integrity, VP Fuat Oktay says

Turkey aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria with Operation Peace Spring, Vice President Fuat Oktay said Monday. 'A more than...

9 Dec 12:33 DAILY SABAH 8383944809101911739.html
DNR Legislature More Aligned With Russia Than Ukraine - Donetsk People's Republic Parl't Speaker

Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic in April 2014. The two regions declared independence following a coup in Ukraine two months earlier. According to the latest UN data, some 13,000 people have fallen victim to the conflict.

9 Dec 12:00 Sputniknews 967333869017707698.html
The Russian Navy Has Some Problems

Yes, they received 23 new ships this year. That's where the good news ends. 

9 Dec 12:19 The National Interest 7207864704048850297.html
Anglican Church bans use of Aso Ebi at Funerals

The Anglican Church in Obosi, Anambra State has banned ceremonial dresses, popularly referred to as Aso Ebi and printing of brochures during funerals in the church. Ven. Ikechukwu Ihemtuge, Vicar in charge of St. Andrew’s Church, Obosi, disclosed

9 Dec 12:03 LailasNews.com 2090029849572170008.html
In First Meeting With Putin, Zelensky Plays to a Draw Despite a Bad Hand

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia met face-to-face for the first time, seeking to end the war in their border region. It appeared to be a draw, rather than the Putin domination some had feared.

9 Dec 12:48 NY Times 1961078288524262073.html
Deputy PM Turcan: Romanians could be living 'like abroad', if country development wasn't blocked by corruption

The Government makes a

9 Dec 12:53 Stiri pe surse 4858045012809384219.html
Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory - For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passe

9 Dec 12:40 iNFOnews.ca 6669504246175773446.html
Erdogan accuses some Arab countries of being supportive of Israeli attacks against Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech on Monday at he meeting of Ministers of Social Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul. During the meeting, the Turkish President accused some Arab countries of being supportive of Israeli attacks over the last few months, and Erdogan explained that the situation in Palestine is getting worse by the day. He continued by saying: “The Islamic world, which constitutes a quarter of the world’s population, does not have an effect equal to the size of its capabilities.” “We often feel that we stand alone when we object to the persecution of Palestine and Jerusalem.” He pointed out that global imperialism continues the policy of “divide and rule” against Islamic countries. The OIC Conference adopts several goals, the most important of which are to remove obstacles to increasing investments among OIC member countries, to encourage investments within the organization, and to increase the ease of doing business…

9 Dec 12:37 AMN 4125648316435392862.html
Turkey hopes to still receive F-35 stealth fighters from US

It is premature to talk about Turkey’s purchase of Russian fighter jets as Ankara still expects to receive American F-35 aircraft, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar stated. “We must wait and see how things develop. Turkey is an independent state and it will do what it sees fit. If the US refuses to fulfil its obligations on the supply of F-35s, we can find other suppliers. Many planes are manufactured in the world, and finding an option is not a problem. But we want to cooperate with the United States because it is our partner”, Akar said on the television channel NTV. He added that Ankara has explained the situation to its American partners many times, and US President Donald Trump admits that it is the right thing. Earlier in December, US Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telling him that patience with Turkey had long expired and asking the administration to apply Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions. Last month…

9 Dec 12:22 AMN 4125648316609726767.html
Amid protests, Shah to table 'contentious' Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier this year but lapsed with the term of the previous Lok Sabha in the first term of the Narendra Modi government in the Centre. 

9 Dec 12:13 The New Indian Express 4718288652942128486.html
Berlin zoo reveals names and gender of panda twin cubs

There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated to be alive in the wild today.

9 Dec 12:26 Breaking News 4415806920255887688.html
Tory chairwoman 'tells Muslim shopper her hijab is "offensive" outside Asda'

Barnet Tory chairwoman Fiona Bulmer was asked to stand down after she allegedly made the comments to the Muslim mum - who had asked if she supported Boris Johnson's 'letterbox' niqab comparison

9 Dec 12:59 mirror 675785260887309911.html
The Best the GOP Has? Republicans Put Adam Schiff on Milk Carton at Impeachment Hearing

House Judiciary Committee Republicans put House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s face (D-Calif.) on a milk carton and brought it to a public impeachment hearing on Monday.

9 Dec 12:23 Law & Crime 7990899036889293169.html
What to expect from Monday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment summation hearing

Republican and Democratic lawyers are set to present impeachment evidence at the House Judiciary Committee's latest hearing. The House Judiciary Committee on Monday will hold its second public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The hearing will kick off with opening statements by Democratic counsel Barry Berke and Republican counsel Stephen Castor; from there, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman will lay out the evidence for impeaching Trump, while Castor will lay out the evidence against, The New York Times reports. They'll be using evidence gathered by the House Intelligence Committee. The Republican and Democratic lawyers will have 90 minutes to present evidence, per Vox, at which point committee members will be able to ask questions. Politico in previewing the hearing notes that "lawmakers will have their crack at a congressional staffer, which can create a unique dynamic. They can be much more firm, direct and, to be frank, rude with someone who works on the Hill." The hearing is expected…

9 Dec 12:56 The Week 149215355461161029.html
Man arrested after barricading himself inside synagogue

A man who barricaded himself inside a Victoria synagogue for four hours Monday morning was eventually apprehended by police under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.Victoria police Const. . . .

9 Dec 12:03 Times Colonist 7617512061003947966.html
2 Turkish Soldiers Killed while Defusing Bomb

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said. The device exploded in a village near the town of Idil, in the mainly-Kurdish populated Sirna

9 Dec 12:15 Asharq AL-awsat 7659932569207106.html
Water wars escalate as Victoria slams Murray-Darling power shift

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has criticised plans for the Murray-Darling inspector-general's role, ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

9 Dec 12:55 The Age 7967730561432925410.html
Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran's Rouhani being arranged

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his country is arranging a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because it wants to play a greater role in resolving a nuclear impasse between Tehran and Washington and in relieving tensions in the Middle East, the source of more than 80% of Japan’s oil.

9 Dec 12:27 680News 8014034333738032464.html
'No impact of BJP's tactics on Shivajinagar voters'

Congress leader Rizwan Arshad, who has secured a total of 40, 481 votes so far, thanked the voters, saying they did not fall prey to the Bharatiya Janata Party's tactics. 

9 Dec 12:41 Deccan Herald 2027555796229273528.html
Task force submits 2nd set of proposed constitutional amendments to House panel

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reforms (Task Force CORE) insisted its proposed constitutional amendments will strengthen political parties as public institutions, prohibit turn-coatism (balimbing), make the anti-political dynasty provision of the Constitution self-executing, advocate for finance reform through the creation of a democracy fund, and extend the terms of local government officials to five years with one reelection.

9 Dec 12:50 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200998146590.html
Watch live: Democrats lay out impeachment case against Trump

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Democratic investigators will detail their impeachment case against President Donald Trump at a hearing on Capitol Hill Monday, presenting evidence to the House judiciary committee.

9 Dec 12:54 UPI 8257973864201735538.html
Bongino rips Biden for response to Ukraine allegations: Why does he think he's 'immune' from questions?

Fox News contributor Dan Bongino asked Monday why former Vice President Joe Biden seems to believe he's "immune" from having to answer tough questions over his son's business dealings with a Ukrainian gas company. 

9 Dec 12:54 Fox News 7362823821135277762.html
Police help pull man out from burning apartment complex in San Bernardino

Police rushed into a burning apartment complex in San Bernardino and helped pull an injured man out from the fire.

9 Dec 12:59 ABC7 Los Angeles 8300010441432844446.html
Man rushed to hospital after brutal early morning attack in Glasgow close as cops launch probe

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after a brutal attack in a Glasgow close early this morning. The 35-year-old was assaulted in Hawthorn Street, Springburn, and left badly hurt. Emergency services …

9 Dec 12:12 The Scottish Sun 6609127674414560476.html
Greece and Turkey in War of Words over accusations of Greek army ‘war crimes’

Turkey’s constant efforts to distort historical facts are regretful and sadly expose it. As does its use of inappropriate expressions. We will not follow suit.

9 Dec 12:39 Greek City Times 1506177378328214549.html
Ask PolitiFact: Does a video show Joe Biden confessing to bribery? No

A reader asked,

9 Dec 12:59 PolitiFact 6170930823032371750.html
Policeman to stand trial for murder over Dalian Atkinson death

A police officer from Shrewsbury accused of murdering former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson will stand trial in September next year alongside a colleague who denies assaulting the ex-footballer.

9 Dec 12:42 Shropshire Star 3480199991370318218.html
Eight Servicemen Killed in Southern Afghanistan Due to Car Bomb Explosion - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to sources, as cited by the Xinhua news outlet, the bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber.

9 Dec 12:47 Sputniknews 967333868922438812.html
AG William Barr told Trump that Rudy Giuliani has become a liability, The Washington Post reports

Attorney General William Barr counseled President Donald Trump that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has become a liability for his administration, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the conversations.

9 Dec 12:43 ABC15 Arizona 911680910867923043.html
Qatar state minister for foreign affairs arrives in Riyadh: QNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that could see a thaw in a 2-1/2-year Gulf crisis.

9 Dec 12:04 Reuters 8334514181428890940.html
Normandy Four summit: schedule

The schedule does not show a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

9 Dec 12:00 UNIAN 6863008971272693766.html
JNU protests: Students take out demonstration march, traffic hit in South Delhi

JNU students took out the protest march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding an appointment with the president, who is also the visitor of the university, to seek his intervention in the hostel fee hike issue

9 Dec 12:09 Business Today 1145527431358238317.html
Will never allow NRC, CAB in Bengal; no one will lose citizenship: Mamata

Her comments come on a day when Shah after introducing the bill in Lok Sabha said it is not against minorities but against infiltrators

9 Dec 12:25 Business-Standard 1502508926346149366.html
Sonko Suffered Chest Complications, Rib Fractures During Arrest – Lawyer

Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko developed serious chest complications after his dramatic arrest on Friday, his lawyer told the court on Monday.Appearing before the anti-corruption court in Nairo

9 Dec 12:03 KahawaTungu 3304128543445970084.html
Robert Lawlor found not guilty of threatening to murder ex-girlfriend's partner

Robert Lawlor nodded his head and mouthed, 'thank you' in the direction of the jury as the court registrar read out the verdicts one by one.

9 Dec 12:27 Breaking News 4415806919511949535.html
Garda air support on hand in fight against Christmas tree theft

The Garda Air Support unit will liaise with An Garda Síochána on the ground in tackling the theft of trees from Christmas tree farms.

9 Dec 12:52 AgriLand 974043784479655907.html
Gun gang nicked by armed cops at Glasgow Forge with fake money and Royal Mail and council disguises jailed for 18 years

MEMBERS of a gang which was planning a major crime in Glasgow involving guns and Royal Mail uniforms were today jailed for a total of 18 years and three months. Ezekial Aremu and Cade Johnson were …

9 Dec 12:16 The Scottish Sun 6609127673352231381.html
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice cut content gives context to that moment with Anayama

Anayama's final act had a touching callback most Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice players will never pick up on.

9 Dec 12:41 VG247 6010161594210447297.html
Policeman to stand trial for murder over Dalian Atkinson death

Another officer is accused of assaulting the ex-footballer during an incident in Telford, Shropshire, in August 2016.

9 Dec 12:52 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774799260880.html
Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law

 A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions was upheld Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

9 Dec 12:00 WebMD 4010151888932357685.html
Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries

The latest reform was hailed by young Saudis but dismissed by arch-conservatives on social media, with one Twitter user saying it went against sharia, or Islamic...

9 Dec 12:29 New Vision 9103146371988121001.html
Crews working to contain industrial fire in Schomberg

Crews are working to contain a fire that broke out in an industrial building in Schomberg early this morning.

9 Dec 12:13 CP24 1887544295877897847.html
Man caught trying to enter Parliament building, detained

He was detained by the security personnel and handed over to Delhi Police.

9 Dec 12:39 India Today 4286117814060754944.html
Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

A watchdog report on the Russia probe finds no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures, according to a summary obtained by The Associated Press.

9 Dec 12:09 KNOE 8 News 9048639191083629325.html
Sweden: Multiple Dead as Gang-Related Shootings Continue

Two people were fatally shot outside a nightclub in Norrköping, Sweden, as gang violence continues to plague the country

9 Dec 12:28 Infowars 1950426315078978830.html
Toxic rhetoric and violent threats: U.K. election revives dark past in Northern Ireland

The upcoming election has been called "one of the most toxic, divisive elections" Northern Ireland has seen in recent years.

9 Dec 12:26 euronews 7318238121197007051.html
Spectre of coalition still hangs over Lib Dems nine years on

The agreement nine years ago could prove to be the party’s downfall in this year’s General Election.

9 Dec 12:16 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773709199207.html
Man Loses House After Failing To Pay $8.41 In Property Taxes

An 83-year-old man has sued the government after losing his house over an outstanding debt of just $8.41 in property taxes

9 Dec 12:12 UNILAD 6373328986590113401.html
Never Trumper Rick Wilson Suggests Putting Anti-Vaxxers in “Re-Education Camps”

And taking their children.

9 Dec 12:42 Infowars 1950426314731835371.html
Flashy Nairobi governor pleads not guilty to graft charges

Governor Mike, the latest top official to be hauled in on corruption charges in Kenya, is accused of having benefitted from irregular procurement and payments of...

9 Dec 12:38 New Vision 9103146373060304140.html
Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel.

9 Dec 12:39 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541636467286854.html
The falsehood at the heart of Amit Shah’s defence of the Citizenship Amendment Bill

Shah not only wants to rewrite history, he is doing so in a manner that fully embraces Jinnah’s two-nation theory, while blaming his own actions on Congress.

9 Dec 12:30 Scroll.in 8669301693750574086.html
Laytown man found not guilty of threatening to murder ex-girlfriend's partner

Following a trial at the Central Criminal Court the jury of seven men and five women took two hours and 40 minutes to find Robert Lawlor not (NOT) guilty on all five charges against him.

9 Dec 12:24 Meath Chronicle 604841991125648829.html
FG to sign MoU with Russian firm on Ajaokuta January - Minister

The Federal Government will sign the Memorandum of Understanding with a Russian firm for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rol...

9 Dec 12:56 The Nation Newspaper 2658445900417662348.html
French Politician Melenchon Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison for Intimidating Officials - Reports

The head of the left-wing La France Insoumise party has faced trial over clashes with police officers during raids on his home and office last October.

9 Dec 12:15 Sputniknews 967333868129041702.html
CAB not against minorities, Congress divided India on religious lines: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

"Why do we need this Bill today? After Independence, had Congress not done partition on the basis of religion, then today we would have not needed this Bill. Congress did the partition on the basis of religion," Amit Shah said in the Lok Sabha.

9 Dec 12:22 The Indian Express 2885715104782762489.html
PA Villagers Enraged: Jews Bought Parcels in Arab Development Project

Abu Samra uploaded an ad in Hebrew announcing "A golden opportunity to buy land in Judea and Samaria!" above a map of the land plots available for purchasing from the Arab project.

9 Dec 12:48 The Jewish Press 7246030801286440708.html
Karnataka bye-polls: Siddaramaiah steps down as leader of Congress legislature party after defeat

The BJP won 12 of the 15 constituencies where bye-polls were held.

9 Dec 12:01 Scroll.in 8669301693658034897.html
French unions dig in against Macron on fifth day of strikes

PARIS (Reuters) - Drivers on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend a walkout until the end of the week as France grappled with a fifth day of strikes, a sign transport workers will keep up a fight against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to streamline pensions.

9 Dec 12:17 Reuters 8334514181179698578.html
Jharkhand assembly polls: PM Modi cautions people against Congress

PM Modi, who was addressing a poll rally at Bokaro, compared Jharkhand to a youth attaining 19 years and its citizens its gaurdian and appealed to the people of the tribal state to vote for the BJP government for the second time in a row.

9 Dec 12:06 Oneindia 2023829372522707464.html
JNU fee hike: Students baton-charged by police as they march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president said the police attacked the protestors brutally and detained many of them.

9 Dec 12:52 Scroll.in 8669301693119349414.html
Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Consumer Forums/Commissions Cannot Consider Complaint/Appeal On Merits After Finding That It Is Time Barred [M/S. Singal Udyog V. National Insurance Company Ltd. & Ors.] The Supreme Court...

9 Dec 12:09 Live Law 8801531620452373998.html
Israel Shares Its Connectivity Routes Allowing India to Bypass Strait of Hormuz

New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been taking steps to ensure the uninterrupted supply of energy including the deployment of its sailors and warships in the Strait of Hormuz. The situation arises against the backdrop of attacks on oil tankers amid tensions between Iran and the US.

9 Dec 12:24 Sputniknews 967333869410562861.html
'Give citizenship to immigrants, but no voting rights for 25 years': Sanjay Raut

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was introduced in LS on December 9 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

9 Dec 12:52 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364217777962.html
Wanted man in Vernon

Vernon RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in their search for a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

9 Dec 12:09 Castanet 616068602421910685.html
Trudeau says UN vote not a shift in Canada's "steadfast" support Israel

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a recent vote by Canada to support a UN resolution endorsing Palestinian self-determination is not a shift in Canada’s policy against singling out Israel for criticism on the international stage. Trudeau made the remarks at a menorah lighting on Parliament Hill Monday, where about 100 parliamentarians gathered to mark the …

9 Dec 12:41 City NEWS 1130 5858657120230951905.html
In Nobel speech, Japanese winner Akira Yoshino says lithium-ion batteries will play key role in achieving sustainable society

Yoshino underscores that the development of the batteries can be linked with that of AI, the “internet of things” and next-generation wireless networks.

9 Dec 12:16 The Japan Times 6673764366560122351.html
Volcano Leaves No Survivors On New Zealand's White Island, Police Say

New Zealand police say they don't believe there are any survivors on an island where a volcano has erupted.

9 Dec 12:52 SPIN South West 8165439736002387507.html
Julia Roberts joins Michelle Obama in Vietnam to encourage girls' education

'Even if your families don't understand that today, trust me they will, when you go off to college or start your businesses.'

9 Dec 12:36 Metro 970161748100248541.html
Army Personnel on Election Duty in Indian State Kills Company Commander Before Shooting Himself Dead

New Delhi (Sputnik): The issue of suicide and ‘fratricide’ - when a soldier or police officer kills a fellow service member in the Indian armed forces was recently raised in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, with the government citing policies undertaken to check such incidents.

9 Dec 12:44 Sputniknews 967333868017354285.html
Unconfirmed reports say an army commander is killed in a Borno bomb attack

An improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly killed a Nigerian Army commander after it exploded near his vehicle during a military patrol in Marte, Borno state. The incident was said to have occurred on Saturday, December 7.

9 Dec 12:54 Legit 3764253650283251538.html
City of Pensacola has fallen victim to a cyber attack, mayor says

The mayor of Pensacola announced Monday that the city is under a cyber attack. He said it's unknown if it's connected in any way to the recent naval base shooting.

9 Dec 12:53 Fox 4 8372747776788235266.html
French unions dig in against Macron on fifth day of strikes

PARIS (Reuters) - Drivers on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend a walkout until the end of the week as France grappled with a fifth day of strikes, a sign transport workers will keep up a fight against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to streamline pensions.

9 Dec 12:28 Reuters 8334514180185920645.html
WWE star Sami Zayn stands up to 'homophobic moron' in heated altercation

The SmackDown star was performing at a WWE house show in Daytona Beach, Florida when a row broke out on Sunday night

9 Dec 12:33 mirror 675785260029065788.html
Ben Turok made sacrifices that helped SA attain freedom - Ramaphosa | IOL News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has mourned the loss of Struggle stalwart and former parliamentarian Professor Ben Turok.

9 Dec 12:16 www.iol.co.za 17825110984424074.html
Mayo garda warning over security of Christmas presents

​​​​​​​THINK like Santa and don't put the presents under the tree until Christmas – that's the advice of Superintendent Joe McKenna.

9 Dec 12:35 Connaught Telegraph 8840491534078500774.html
Tamil Nadu village auctions panchayat seats to raise money for temple

It seems like the people of Nadukuppam village panchayat have decided to raise money for social welfare and other development works by auctioning off the panchayat posts, instead of electing their leaders.

9 Dec 12:15 India Today 4286117813848849430.html
Policeman to stand trial for murder over Dalian Atkinson death

Another officer is accused of assaulting the ex-footballer during an incident in Telford, Shropshire, in August 2016.

9 Dec 12:50 Shropshire Star 3480199992717679824.html
Why people across the world gathered to spend one night out on the streets

In Chennai, about 500 people braved the rain and gathered in Besant Nagar as part of The World’s Big Sleep Out, raising funds to tackle homelessness

9 Dec 12:56 The Hindu 6679535025932982309.html
The Asset Allocator: The UK's Lose-Lose Elections (Podcast)

The British pound hit a 31-month high against the euro last week, presumably because the Conservatives maintain a healthy lead over Labour in this week’s elections.It’s understandable why investors do

9 Dec 12:15 Seeking Alpha 5725634557554397671.html
'Extend and upgrade the Metro': Planning expert's plea to politicians vying for Number 10

James Hall said improving the Metro should be a key manifesto commitment from the main political parties

9 Dec 12:00 ChronicleLive 1984146901215076726.html
Biden campaign attacks Trump policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a reevaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations.

9 Dec 12:15 Vanguard News 4125100340067891572.html
NZ Volcano Erupts: At Least Five Dead, Authorities Warn to Brace for More

A volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday, leaving five people dead and 50 more more unaccounted for, local police said.

9 Dec 12:24 Breitbart 3148363491959995052.html
Warren says all-women Democratic presidential ticket can beat Trump

Candidate says she would consider Kamala Harris as potential running mate and would be ‘open’ to Joe Biden

9 Dec 12:50 the Guardian 1491978795676880048.html
Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold formal talks Monday for the first time with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine's east, at a highly anticipated summit in Paris.

9 Dec 12:03 The Guardian 7580308505760929980.html
Sonko lawyers want him granted bail because Nairobi has no Deputy Governor

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – Lawyers representing embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko were at pains to convince the court Monday to free him on bond after - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capitalfm.co.ke

9 Dec 12:46 Capital News 7605153804810421367.html
Watch live: Democrats lay out impeachment case against President Donald Trump

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Democratic investigators began to detail their impeachment case against President Donald Trump at a hearing on Capitol Hill Monday, presenting evidence to the House judiciary committee.

9 Dec 12:54 UPI 8257973865369738150.html
General Election seats to watch: Wales

There are opportunities – and risks – for all parties on December 12.

9 Dec 12:13 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773667329561.html
Climate protests across Europe as COP25 summit enters second week

Madrid, Paris, Brussels and London are among the European capitals to host climate change protests

9 Dec 12:26 euronews 7318238121636329198.html
Turkey repatriates 11 suspected Daesh members to France

Eleven terrorists of French nationality have been repatriated as part of Turkey's newly-introduced process of deporting former Daesh members who have taken...

9 Dec 12:57 DAILY SABAH 8383944809882201159.html
Tactical voters could keep seats for Labour

Two key marginal seats in the Black Country could be held by Labour with the help of tactical voting, research has suggested.

9 Dec 12:26 Express & Star 7324224459174346636.html
Pound-New Zealand Dollar Forecast: Fighting to Hold 2.0 Level

There is a distinct possibility that GBP/NZD does in fact go lower as foreign exchange markets engage in 'buy the rumour, sell the fact' behaviour on the election result.

9 Dec 12:35 The Pound Sterling Live 6614579506825457417.html
Game Set Match For Yediyurappa Government: BJP To Get Simple Majority In Karnataka As Party Sweeps Bypolls

BJP leads in 12 out of 15 seats, Congress-JD(S) routed

9 Dec 12:34 Swarajya 4977622829484535077.html
The numbers that matter ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday

Voters head to the polls across Britain on Thursday for the third general election in four and-a-half years. Here are some of the key numbers:

9 Dec 12:35 News24 3752801377895806041.html
Congress Opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, Terms it ‘Unconstitutional’

Congress leader Manish Tewari said the foundation for the two-nation theory was laid in 1935 in Ahmadabad by Savarkar in a Hindu Mahasabha session and not the by Congress.

9 Dec 12:56 India.com 7150386084803934281.html
PICTURES: More than 600 Santas take to streets of Perth for charity run

A sea of red and white flowed through the streets of Perth at the weekend as hundreds took part in the annual Santa run.

9 Dec 12:52 The Courier 4275302768241512561.html
Drink-fuelled all-inclusive breaks to Magaluf could be banned in hard-hitting new measures

Politicians are discussing plans to outlaw bad behaviour on the island of Majorca - and they could come into force as soon as next month

9 Dec 12:07 birminghammail 8288260685681771839.html
‘Get Brexit done’ is this election’s biggest lie

Leaving the EU will be only the start of a long and tortuous process. To claim anything else is pure fantasy, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

9 Dec 12:00 the Guardian 1491978796008254393.html
JNU Protest: These Metro Stations Resume Operations After Brief Shutdown

"Three metro stations in Central Delhi which were closed for over four hours following Delhi police directive now open," the (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ) said in a statement.

9 Dec 12:44 India.com 7150386083869005544.html
House Democrats to lay out articles of impeachment Tuesday after judiciary hearing

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Democratic chairs plan to announce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, House foreign affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said after a day of House judiciary hearings on Monday.

9 Dec 12:54 UPI 8257973865187404226.html
HC extends date for Centre's reply on plea for drafting Uniform Civil Code

The court allowed the oral prayer of central government standing counsel Anil Soni and listed the matter for hearing on March 2, asking the Centre to file its reply to the petition

9 Dec 12:15 Business-Standard 1502508925605047590.html
Free counter-terrorism training available to public for first time

Counter-terrorism training is going to be made available to the public for the first time to prepare them for major incidents.

9 Dec 12:14 LBC 8547475185534294261.html
Defeat in Karnataka Bypolls: Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao quit Congress positions

Siddaramaiah has sent in his letter of resignation to AICC president Sonia Gandhi, reiterating his loyalty to Gandhi as well as the party. He expressed regrets at not being able to win more seats despite making sincere efforts.

9 Dec 12:15 The Economic Times 7653256036894938567.html
Minister of Education to partner youths on skill development

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, said that his office was ready to partner young people with skills in order to encourage innovation.

9 Dec 12:16 Vanguard News 4125100339001229737.html
Fusion GPS Chief Saw Russian Lawyer Before and After Her Trump Tower Meeting

Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, admitted in his book he met two times on the same day with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

9 Dec 12:52 Breitbart 3148363491422042658.html
Cong, JD(S) 'disqualified' in people's court: BJP after K'taka by-poll results

Kateel was happy that the party made its presence felt for the first time in Mandya district.

9 Dec 12:48 Deccan Chronicle 7881006363315214786.html
Dorcas Ajwang's burial set for December 20

The ceremony will take place at her home in Waondo, Suba North.

9 Dec 12:50 Daily Nation 7421817125046307637.html
Man appears in court in connection with Dublin robbery

He is accused of using a broken glass bottle to threaten staff at a shop on Andrew Street yesterday.

9 Dec 12:57 Breaking News 4415806919594342121.html
The FBI is now investigating the Pensacola Navy base shooting as act of terrorism

Three young troops were killed and eight people were injured when 21-year-old 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani of the Royal Saudi Air Force opened fire.

9 Dec 12:41 Business Insider Nederland 7680839747165024018.html
Letters to the editor Dec. 9

Letters to the editor — Bridger, Leis

9 Dec 12:00 Saskatoon StarPhoenix 8202104419585113830.html
Your letters for Dec. 9

“The monarchy costs each Canadians pennies and as head of state, the monarch has no influence on what parliament passes.”

9 Dec 12:00 Calgary Herald 1003909012215839468.html
'I'm disturbed by nightmares and pain': One of Joseph McCann's 11 victims tells how 'psycho' robbed her of life as a 'thriving' 25-year-old professional woman who dreamt of a family - as he's jailed for 30 years for rape rampage

The woman, who was snatched off the street at knifepoint in north London after getting off the Tube, was raped repeatedly by McCann during his two week long drug and alcohol fuelled rampage.

9 Dec 12:58 Mail Online 124328111645087628.html
Nicola Sturgeon condemns 'despicable' Boris Johnson comments on immigration

Nicola Sturgeon has condemned Boris Johnson for resorting to "despicable, dog whistle politics" after the Prime Minister claimed that EU migrants had been able to treat the UK as their own country for too long.

9 Dec 12:00 THE SCOTSMAN 4778851490098865076.html
Pawan’s Harsh Comments on Fans: Need Some Introspection

The other day, Janasena President

9 Dec 12:18 MIRCHI9 6041804859730428697.html
Turkey tackles power supply problems in liberated areas of N Syria

Turkey is dealing with a power supply problem in a recently liberated area in northern Syria after the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) were...

9 Dec 10:45 DAILY SABAH 8383944809775416146.html
Doug Ford goes back to the well on water bottling ban

The province has extended a moratorium on water bottling operations, but is it just a stall tactic?

9 Dec 10:17 NOW 7434691885836272822.html
‘Toxic’ Mueller Impeachment Article Threatens to Split Dems

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that House Democrats would proceed with articles of impeachment, she did so in the language of duty, history, and the Constitution. “This has nothing to do with politics,” she said. “It’s about the Constitution of the United States.”In almost the same breath

9 Dec 10:21 Yahoo 7097669637376708627.html
Unknown gunmen attack Syrian intelligence checkpoint in Daraa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – A group of unknown gunmen carried out an attack on a checkpoint belonging to the Syrian Air Force Intelligence in eastern Daraa this morning. According to local reports, the gunmen, who were suspected to be members of a Free Syrian Army (FSA), Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) or Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) sleeper cell, opened fire on the checkpoint before fleeing in an unknown direction. The reports said there were casualties among the Syrian Air Force Intelligence personnel; however, the total dead and wounded is unknown. These attacks by the FSA, HTS, and ISIS sleeper cells have decreased over the last four months, thanks in large part to the increase of Syrian Army troops in the Daraa Governorate. However, with the absence of Syrian military personnel in some of the reconciled towns in the Daraa Governorate, it has been difficult to crackdown on these sleeper cells.

9 Dec 10:13 AMN 4125648318149801868.html
House GOP Lawyer’s ‘Straw Man’ Argument: Impeaching the President Over ‘8 Lines’ Is ‘Baloney’

Steve Castor, who you may remember from the House Intelligence Committee phase of the impeachment inquiry, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday to present the case as to why the president should not be impeached. Castor argued during his opening statement that it would be “baloney” to impeach President Donald Trump over “eight lines” in the non-verbatim memo of Trump’s infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

9 Dec 10:47 Law & Crime 7990899038339192234.html
NATO-China: New relationship challenges

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Last week, leaders of its 29 member states gathered for a two-day summit in London. And for the very first time, the group in its joint statement named and mentioned China. As Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general, has…

9 Dec 10:47 EJ Insight 7853952859255480658.html
Publish charges against ex-bank chiefs, Diezani, CSOs tell EFCC

A coalition of society organisations has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to publish the criminal charges against...

9 Dec 10:01 The Nation Newspaper 2658445901054207412.html
Aucklanders stuck in traffic due to Govt policy

Todd McClay - Workplace Relations and Safety

9 Dec 10:25 SCOOP 5315658999284216706.html
Official portrait of former premier Kathleen Wynne to be unveiled

The official portrait of Ontario's first female premier is set to be unveiled at the legislature later today.

9 Dec 10:15 CP24 1887544295978530671.html
Tories hold 10-point lead over Labour three days before election

Party leaders have launched a final push to get voters to back them as election week begins.

9 Dec 10:50 Metro 970161748739281613.html
Government moves further changes to Arms (Amendment) Bill

The Arms (Amendment) Bill allows for a person to have a maximum of two firearms, as against the present norm of three.

9 Dec 10:43 The Hindu 6679535025479601715.html
Clergy Stress Plight of the Priesthood

More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses, challenges

9 Dec 10:09 Yahoo 7097669637079076621.html
China's Plan for 6 Aircraft Carriers Just 'Sank'

China reportedly is slowing its plan to acquire two aircraft carriers for each of its regional fleets. Instead of speeding ahead with the development of a six-carrier fleet -- two each for the

9 Dec 10:00 The National Interest 7207864703927779611.html
Public Offered Free Counter-Terrorism Training

The coaching was previously available only to those who worked in crowded areas.

9 Dec 10:28 Forces Network 3883413828072814851.html
Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the afternoon meeting -- mediated by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- but diplomats hope that the exercise will help to boost trust between the two men.

9 Dec 10:50 Saudi Gazette 6913978436156226917.html
4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after dad dies in car crash

Authorities say the girls' father was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The accident is under investigation.

9 Dec 10:46 Hawaii News Now 8225790205384402270.html
Trouble brews in post-election Sri Lanka

Two weeks after the election of hardliner Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka, the prospects for justice and reconciliation between the different communities on the island lie in tatters. The victory of Gota, as he is commonly known, sent shockwaves across the Tamil-dominated northeast - where memories of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa's brutal presidency, marked by mass atrocities and enforced disappearances, remain fresh. 

9 Dec 10:43 Aljazeera 6642629761951331184.html
Allow citizenship, should not permit voting right for next 25 years, Sanjay Raut

Shiva Sena supported the citizenship amendment bill with some stipulations. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party backs the bill pertaining to the voting rights of the persons included in the bill. He urged in Lok Sabha Amit Shah to allow citizenship to the deserved refugees but should not permit right to vote for the next 25 years.

9 Dec 10:30 Reporter 1467643669772660965.html
Japan PM Abe discussing Japan visit by Iranian President Rouhani

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran’s nuclear impasse with the United States.

9 Dec 10:22 Reuters 8334514180681767315.html
Trócaire appeals to Louth for support for families living in war zones this Christmas

Trócaire reimagines iconic John Lennon peace campaign on 50th anniversary.

9 Dec 10:11 Dundalk Democrat 5738461709765742222.html
Cardinal Tagle gets new Vatican post

Pope Francis has named Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

9 Dec 10:19 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199878432087.html
Study finds broadcast coverage of the UK election has aligned 'most closely' with Boris Johnson's agenda

The BBC and other UK broadcasters have helped Boris Johnson frame the general election on his own terms, according to an academic study of media coverage of the campaign.

9 Dec 10:52 Business Insider Australia 5575934300341144722.html
‘Never say never again’ says Ruth Davidon on return to politics after stepping down in 2021

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she would take a “never say never again” position on re-entering politics once she steps down in May 2021.

9 Dec 10:54 The Courier 4275302768274700883.html
Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Prison Terms For Two Former Bishkek Mayors 

Kyrgyz prosecutors in a high-profile corruption trial have asked a court to sentence two former mayors of Bishkek to lengthy prison terms.

9 Dec 10:29 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794163481184970.html
SCOTUS Declines to Consider Challenge of Controversial Kentucky Abortion Law

The United State Supreme Court announced on Monday that it declined to consider the challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to show patients ultrasounds before they receive an abortion.

9 Dec 10:39 Law & Crime 7990899037062380920.html
Chairman of Republicans in Israel: Trump Frustrated with Lack of Government in Israel

Only two days are left for Israel's parliament, the Knesset, to put forward a candidate that will be able to form a government. Otherwise, the Knesset will dissolve itself, prompting another general vote, the third in under a year.

9 Dec 10:01 Sputniknews 967333867590141487.html
Labor issues could plague long-delayed veterans cemetery project

The Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council has been pushing for a project labor agreement at the site. But the Department of Veter

9 Dec 10:00 The Buffalo News 2088823985546963596.html
Leyland community hub reopens to public with free Christmas dinners for the over 65s

A group of Leyland charity trustees are celebrating the revival of a vital community hub by serving up free Christmas dinners for the over 65s.

9 Dec 10:00 Lancashire Post 6469275855340359409.html
Singapore's Tamil community over 2,000-year old: Book

The Tamil community has been present in South East Asia and Singapore for more than 2,000 years, according to a new book which explores the lesser-known aspects of Tamil history and heritage.

9 Dec 10:43 Deccan Herald 2027555797284201366.html
Freeland heads to Mexico in effort to finalize new NAFTA revisions

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is to meet American and Mexican officials in Mexico City on Tuesday amid reports a deal to revise the new North American free-trade agreement is close. . .

9 Dec 10:23 Times Colonist 7617512060766923744.html
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu protests against onion price hike

This action by the police led to a verbal altercation between them and TDP leaders.

9 Dec 10:34 Deccan Chronicle 7881006363685847868.html
The GOP wall: Why Republicans won't walk away from Trump

Analysis: Politics and the media have changed since the time a group of GOP lawmakers went to the White House to tell Nixon he was finished.

9 Dec 10:53 euronews 7318238120819666802.html
Massive US military convoy arrives base in western Iraq: media

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – A massive U.S. military convoy reportedly arrived in western Iraq this week amid recent attacks carried out near their installations inside the country. According to Al-Sumaria TV, the U.S. military convoy consisted of 500 vehicles that entered Iraq from neighboring Jordan. The U.S. military convoy reportedly reached their final destination at the ‘Ayn Al-Assad Base in Iraq’s Al-Anbar province. No further details were released regarding the alleged U.S. military convoy. Last week, a rocket attack was reported near the ‘Ayn Al-Assad Base in the Heet District of Al-Anbar – no one claimed responsibility for the projectile fire.

9 Dec 10:41 AMN 4125648317273548067.html
Can they really search my phone? Answering your border questions

Buffalo News reporter Tim O'Shei answers some frequently asked questions regarding his

9 Dec 10:00 The Buffalo News 2088823985843437496.html
Alert jail guard foils smuggle of contraband

AN ALERT Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) guard foiled an attempt to smuggle contraband inside Navotas City Jail (NCJ) by passing through steel grills of the extension facility yesterday before dawn in Navotas City.

9 Dec 10:21 Journal Online 6375127393452298945.html
2 soldiers killed, 7 injured in PKK bombing in Turkey's Şırnak

At least two soldiers were killed and seven more injured in a PKK bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey on Monday. According to the governorate, an...

9 Dec 10:59 DAILY SABAH 8383944808557855866.html
Include Shia Muslims in Citizenship Amendment Bill, Shia Central Waqf Board urges Centre

The board alleged that Shias were persecuted in Sunni-majority countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.

9 Dec 10:02 Scroll.in 8669301692296688989.html
Graft trial for Syrian President Assad’s uncle opens in Paris

PARIS: The uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad is going on trial in Paris, accused of illegally using Syrian state funds to build a French real estate empire. Rifaat Assad, a former Syrian vice president and brother to longtime leader Hafez Assad, has lived in Europe since his exile from Syria following a failed coup attempt in the 1980s. Watchdog organizations filed a

9 Dec 10:58 Arab News 8912634264082724538.html
North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic old man’ after tweets

The comments came after Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders.

9 Dec 10:06 Express & Star 7324224460762433524.html
The Truth About a Hamas Supporter that Might Become England’s Prime Minister on Thursday

On Thursday, December 12, Great Britain will hold their general elections. The leader of the Labour Party (England's version of the Democrats) is a man named Jeremy Corbyn. In the following tongue in cheek video, the Israel Advocacy Movement breaks down why his rise in the polls is so dangerous.  

9 Dec 10:40 Breaking Israel News 540123161342417482.html
Hotels and restaurants in East of England 'at heightened risk of insolvency'

The East of England's agricultural sector is healthier than most other parts of the UK - but construction, hotel and restaurant businesses are at heightened risk, a report suggests.

9 Dec 10:31 East Anglian Daily Times 681138151065960419.html
'Once bitten twice shy': Arlene Foster warns Boris Johnson he may not be able to count on DUP support after the election as she demands written guarantees there will not be customs checks between the UK and Northern Ireland after Brexit

Arlene Foster has warned Boris Johnson he may not be able to count on the DUP's support unless he provides them with cast iron guarantees relating to his Brexit deal.

9 Dec 10:43 Mail Online 124328112220814571.html
Crypto Payments Now Legal in Ukraine

Lawmakers in Ukraine have adopted new legislation that legalizes crypto payments as the country moves forward with strict compliance to international

9 Dec 10:09 Bitcoinist.com 1696346936454054816.html
The case against Mike Sonko

A breakdown of the specific charges the Nairobi governor faced.

9 Dec 10:38 Daily Nation 7421817124409141457.html
Horn hears frustration from constituents over impeachment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn faced frustrated constituents on Sunday at a town hall meeting, where people voiced anger over impeachment and the lack of accomplishments the divided government has produced this year. “As an independent voter, I think you’re in a lot of trouble if you vote for this impeachment,” Susan Jaslow, of Edmond, told Horn. Ronda Peterson, of Edmond, who identified herself as a conservative, said Congress had been consumed all year with impeaching President Donald Trump. “We want Congress to get back to work for the American people, please,” Peterson said. Horn, D-Oklahoma City, who had earlier reiterated her position that she hasn’t made up her mind on impeachment, told Peterson,

9 Dec 10:00 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318760705514808.html
Reader’s comment: Pakistan’s movement to revive Punjabi culture faces no viable threat

The writer responds.

9 Dec 10:30 Scroll.in 8669301693515023793.html
Extinction Rebellion activists wearing gas masks block central London road

The protesters, outside Leicester Square Tube station, are demanding the next government tackles air pollution in the capital.

9 Dec 10:12 Express & Star 7324224460794661457.html
Cyn Santana Is Forced To Explain Why She Said Black Men Prefer Latinas Over Black Women

Cyn Santana had some serious explaining and apologizing to do after making some rather bizarre comments about Black men preferring Latinas over Black

9 Dec 10:08 Celebrity Insider 265863476678466803.html
North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic old man’ after tweets

The comments came after Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders.

9 Dec 10:07 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775297837044.html
India Steps Toward Making Naturalization Harder for Muslims

A bill establishing a religious test for immigrants has passed the lower house of Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

9 Dec 10:26 NY Times 1961078288431075288.html
'An outright lie': Ohio lawmaker shown to be linked to group pushing rightwing Christian bills

Timothy Ginter, who said he had ‘no knowledge’ of Project Blitz, was listed as co-chair of state branch of group behind the campaign

9 Dec 10:00 the Guardian 1491978794613108206.html
Significant gender pay gap still evident at Solihull Council

Latest figures show that the chasm is narrowing, but the latest averages included in the annual summary are still ahead of what other West Midlands authorities reported last year.

9 Dec 10:35 birminghammail 8288260684955746708.html
What Pep Guardiola did after Man Utd ace Fred received alleged racist abuse

Class touch from City boss, but action needed...

9 Dec 10:23 CaughtOffside 8169236756371444565.html
2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the defensive, Biden's strategy

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:

9 Dec 10:36 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541638283695699.html
This was supposed to be the climate crisis election. So what happened?

With the Tories obsessed with Brexit, the issue hasn’t gained traction in the media, says London-based writer Stephen Buranyi

9 Dec 10:50 the Guardian 1491978795282366801.html
Aucklanders stuck in traffic due to Govt policy

Todd McClay - Workplace Relations and Safety

9 Dec 10:25 SCOOP 5315658999645096321.html
BS Yediyurappa celebrates with son as trends show BJP leading in K'taka by-polls

Earlier Yediyurappa had confidently said that BJP will win at least 13 seats and the government will be 'safeguarded'.

9 Dec 10:24 Deccan Chronicle 7881006363123443795.html
NHS promises from all major parties are 'not physically possible'

Leading public health officials say the manifesto pledges of the Lib Dems, Labour and Tories are misleading or impossible.

9 Dec 10:02 Metro 970161748137002511.html
Graft trial for Syrian President Assad’s uncle opens in Paris

Brussels: European Union foreign ministers debated Monday how to respond to a controversial agreement between Turkey and Libya that could give Turkey access to a contested economic zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The maritime border deal, endorsed by the Turkish parliament last week, has fueled tensions in Turkey’s long-running dispute with Greece, Cyprus and Egypt over oil

9 Dec 10:47 Arab News 8912634263336692546.html
Successful water action flotilla at Lyttelton Port

Fifteen kayaks, a yacht, and a ferry filled with over a hundred local school children joined the peace flotilla this morning at Lyttelton Port, Christchurch. They were encouraged from the land by approximately 80 human rights activists, who sang Saharawi songs of freedom. The action was to "unwelcome" the bulk carrying cargo ship the "Federal Crimson", as it arrived in Lyttelton carrying 50,000 tonnes of 'blood phosphate' from the occupied territory of Western Sahara. Christchurch group, ‘Ravensdown- Take ‘Em Down’ organised the water flotilla, inspired by the Peace Squadrons - which were instrumental in the NZ Nuclear Free campaign. Christchurch resident Catherline Low stated "I'm horrified that New Zealand companies are supporting human rights abuses by buying this phosphate. It has got to stop". Local organiser Josie Butler reports "Ravensdown are funding war crimes. We are here today to demand Ravensdown's CEO Greg Campbell to cease this internationally illegal import immediately".

9 Dec 10:43 SCOOP 5315658998770533037.html
'Old man' Trump is 'bluffing' says North Korea: KCNA

North Korea on Monday accused US President Trump of

9 Dec 10:40 Digital Journal 4566489172489171233.html
Man faces trial over death of boy in hit-and-run outside school

Harley Watson died in hospital after a vehicle ploughed into children who were leaving Debden Park High School in Loughton on December 2.

9 Dec 10:58 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774279216522.html
Seventh suspect arrested over killing of fireman in centre of Augsburg

A seventh and final suspect was also arrested after a deadly attack on a passer-by in Augsburg on Friday evening.

9 Dec 10:18 Thelocal.de 270941994749432463.html
Thousands Protest In Russia's Northwest Against Becoming Moscow's Dumping Ground

Thousands have rallied in the northwestern Russian town of Kotlas against the construction of a new landfill for waste from Moscow.

9 Dec 10:42 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794162570283314.html
Woman attacked, seriously injured by tigers she raised at California animal sanctuary

The victim and founder of the animal sanctuary remains hospitalized with several cuts and puncture wounds as officials investigate.

9 Dec 10:50 WVLT 4089046911800813913.html
All we want for Christmas is... for politicians to commit to helping disabled workers

As we hurtle towards the polls this week, my thoughts are turning to how disabled people can make their voices [...]

9 Dec 10:29 City A.M. 6389894490578990932.html
Road linking Timaru and Ashburton reopening midday

Road crews have worked long hours overnight to make progress on reopening a road link between Timaru and Ashburton.

9 Dec 10:41 SCOOP 5315659000341657452.html
US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses, challenges and sex abuse scandals complicating their lives and those of their fellow priests across the United States.

9 Dec 10:09 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541637576448801.html
Man attacked in his home in Telford

A man was attacked in his home in Telford.

9 Dec 10:28 Shropshire Star 3480199992349114923.html
Richard Thompson touring, playing “All Requests” shows in NYC

Richard Thompson's tour includes a couple of ”All Requests Live!” shows at NYC's Symphony Space on Friday February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2020, where he'll eschew a setlist in favor of spontaneity, letting the audience decide what he plays in real time by drawing requests onstage.

9 Dec 10:45 BrooklynVegan 7574135800269292994.html
Government moves further changes to Arms (Amendment) Bill

The Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on November 29. The Bill seeks to enhance punishment for illegally possessing and making prohibited arms besides other changes in the six- decade-old Arms Act.

9 Dec 10:01 The Economic Times 7653256038241480418.html
Presidential aide Garba Shehu presents 2019 Man of the Year award to Melaye

The former senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has won the ‘Man of the Year’ award just days after losing a return to the legislative chamber.

9 Dec 10:51 Legit 3764253649416657536.html
Watch: Muslim Waqf Chips Away at Temple Mount Increasing Pressure on Retaining Walls

The Herodian engineers constructed the enormous, almost rectangular platform above the slopes of the hill known as the Temple Mount, by building a substructure consisting of a series of vaulted arches in order to reduce pressure on the retaining walls

9 Dec 10:15 Breaking Israel News 540123160742703897.html
Disaster as Zim high school girl, boyfriend die during sex

A young high school student died on Saturday while having sex with her lover. According to sources, the incident occurred at PamaStones

9 Dec 10:48 ZWNEWS 6090563867165295997.html
'An outright lie': Ohio lawmaker shown to be linked to group pushing rightwing Christian bills

Timothy Ginter, who said he had ‘no knowledge’ of Project Blitz, was listed as co-chair of state branch of group behind the campaignAn Ohio legislator who said he had “no knowledge” of a rightwing Christian bill mill called Project Blitz is, in fact, the co-chair of the state branch of an organization

9 Dec 10:00 Yahoo 7097669638301617476.html
US confirms Washington visit by Russian foreign minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will welcome his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday - the Russian's first visit to Washington since a ...

9 Dec 10:46 CNA 5644198862532593910.html
Will govt seek a middle path via an independent review panel?

Six months after the launch of the extradition bill-related protest movement, Hong Kong continues to grapple with large-scale street demonstrations and elevated public anger toward the establishment. Although there have been mounting calls within society for an independent commission of inquiry (COI) into all the recent events, the government has continued to dig in its…

9 Dec 10:32 EJ Insight 7853952858931432605.html
Snapchat working on 'deepfake' feature which is not as sinister as it sounds

The new tool lets users quickly edit their face into videos.

9 Dec 10:40 Metro 970161748776564536.html
Tipperary student wins trip to Strasbourg in national Rotary youth leadership competition

WELL DONE TO CLONMEL HIGH SCHOOL'S EOGHAN RYAN

9 Dec 10:38 TipperaryLive 1097599578435406116.html
Finland Politics

Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways. Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland's new prime minister. When she takes the reins of the country, most likely on Tuesday, she will become

9 Dec 10:39 Yahoo 7097669638605775750.html
Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts.

9 Dec 10:16 CP24 1887544296378674093.html
DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment

The PM is embarking on a blitz of Labour’s heartlands as the election campaign enters its final few days.

9 Dec 10:56 Express & Star 7324224459164694375.html
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim.

9 Dec 10:50 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202115034314.html
Ramaphosa roasted after ‘tone-deaf’ Eskom letter

The president visited Medupi for the first time, calling it a 'fitting symbol of the importance of our state-owned enterprises'.

9 Dec 10:13 The Citizen 410802300715443594.html
Telangana HC orders bodies of Hyderabad accused to be preserved till December 13

The Telangana High Court on Monday ordered to preserve the bodies of the accused in the Telangana doctor's rape and murder case till December 13.

9 Dec 10:39 India Today 4286117814177792688.html
Elizabeth Warren Built the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It Became a Revolving Door.

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) began staffing up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010 and 2011, she did something that appeared, at first blush, to be highly counterintuitive. Instead of limiting staff to those with extensive background in consumer activism and regulatory policy, she chose

9 Dec 10:19 Yahoo 7097669637685117661.html
Five Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack In Helmand

At least five soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in a suicide attack in southern Helmand province on Monday, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.

9 Dec 10:24 TOLO news 5578851438662784623.html
Pound Sterling hits Fresh 31-Month High vs. Euro on Survation Poll

The British Pound hit a fresh 31-month high against the Euro Monday after two polls showed gains for the Conservative Party

9 Dec 10:11 The Pound Sterling Live 6614579506709464661.html
Karnataka bypoll results: 'Voters have given verdict; we will give good administration,' says CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka bypoll results: 'I will give a good administration in the next three-and-half years with the help of our ministers and MLAs,' an upbeat Yediyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru

9 Dec 10:03 Business Today 1145527431263723141.html
Wa Iria party wants Helb loans waived

Mwangi urges Helb to stop charging interest on student loans.

9 Dec 10:03 Daily Nation 7421817125271165155.html
National Council elects Bernard Sibalatani as the new Chairperson

-The National Council has elected Bernard Sibalatani from the Zambezi Region as the new Chairperson while Victoria Mbawo Kauma from the Kavango East Region as his Deputy on Monday.

9 Dec 10:28 nbc - Namibian Broadcasting Corporation 4504921725923412686.html
Kan 11 Poll: Blue&White, Likud, Gain a Seat Each, Habayit Hayehudi Disappears

In response to the question whom they would prefer as the next prime minister, 41% of respondents preferred Benjamin Netanyahu, with Benny Gantz trailing with 38%, within the margin of error.

9 Dec 10:44 The Jewish Press 7246030801093478382.html
Road accident claims 12 lives in Niger

FRSC in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

9 Dec 10:21 The Guardian 7580308504023524333.html
SC Issues Notice On TMC MP Mahua Moitra's Plea To Direct ECI To Publish Final Vote Counts Of General Elections

Supreme Court today issued notice to the Election Commission of India on a plea by TMC MP Mahua Moitra seeking directions to the poll body to publish details of voter turnout and final vote counts on...

9 Dec 10:48 Live Law 8801531619361175041.html
Constituency profile: Great Grimsby

A Labour seat since 1945 that might be about to turn blue.

9 Dec 10:33 Shropshire Star 3480199992302080358.html
Poll: Likud, Blue & White up - Yisrael Beytenu down

New poll shows Left and Right nearly tied, with Jewish Home failing to enter next Knesset as Likud and Blue & White gain strength.

9 Dec 10:41 Israel National News 5374683669842977212.html
Self-driving Ethiopia PM grants 'crisp interview' ahead of Nobel ceremony

The interview was on the streets of Addis Ababa with the Prime Minister seated behind the wheel of a car with a fellow passenger and the journalist posing questions from outside.

9 Dec 10:56 Africanews 6630243978858186403.html
Boris Johnson Takes Aim at Pro-Brexit Labour Seats Across UK in Last Push Before National Vote

Polling stations across Britain will open on 12 December, with voters expected to throw their weight behind one of the listed candidates. The biggest stumbling block still surrounds how they (and their electorate) view Britain’s future in or outside the EU.

9 Dec 10:21 Sputniknews 967333867563031719.html
Stoltenberg: NATO does not define Russia as "enemy"

At the same time, the Alliance will not turn a blind eye to Russian aggression.

9 Dec 10:00 UNIAN 6863008972464622218.html
Homeless 'should get £400,000,000 left on dormant Oyster cards'

A London Mayoral candidate is fronting a campaign she hopes can raise millions for charities.

9 Dec 10:04 Metro 970161747845578167.html
Kelowna's most wanted - Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following female who is wanted on a province-wide warrant in effect as of December 9, 2019.

9 Dec 10:00 Castanet 616068601439929091.html
Even Attorney General Barr is reportedly warning Trump to dump Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani's late-career taste for wealth led him to lucrative foreign consulting work, and those business ties apparently prevented him from becoming secretary of state after he helped get his old friend Donald Trump elected president in 2016, The Washington Post and The New York Times recount. But Giuliani joined the president as an unpaid personal attorney in 2018, the Times adds, and since then, "step by step, he has escorted President Trump to the brink of impeachment." Without Giuliani's "push for money and frank yearning for relevance, the Trump Ukrainian initiative might never have amounted to much more than presidential tweetstorms," and Trump wouldn't be weeks from impeachment, the Times reports. Yet Giuliani was back in Ukraine last week, still publicly digging for (or trying to will into being) dirt on Democrats. Trump seems on board, but his staunchest allies aren't sure what to make of it. "It's weird that he's over there," Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told ABC News This Week on Sunday. Rep. Mark…

9 Dec 10:16 The Week 149215355688361297.html
North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic old man’ after tweets

The comments came after Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders.

9 Dec 10:06 Shropshire Star 3480199993216255988.html
FBI now treating investigation into Pensacola naval station shooting as an 'act of terror'

The motive behind a 21-year-old gunman's attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola remains undetermined, but the FBI is treating it as "an act of terror," a member of the agency said.

9 Dec 10:33 Fox 4 8372747776746377409.html
Clearwater High School students spread message of unity, create January Unity Walk

Some kids in Pinellas County are hoping to inspire other kids their age.

9 Dec 10:15 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202079358376.html
59 mn added under PM Jyoti Bima Yojana, 154 mn under Suraksha Yojana: Govt

The PMJJBY offers life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh in case of death due to any reason to people in the age group of 18-50 years having a bank or post office account

9 Dec 10:05 Business-Standard 1502508924973799480.html
Reputation Cost

What’s the value of a congressional reputation? You’d think it would be pretty low these days but that doesn’t mean that legislators don’t think highly of themselves.

9 Dec 10:39 Courthouse News Service 1799505149830511603.html
Packaging Forum urges Gov support to advance war on plastic

The country’s leading packaging member-based organisation is eager to work with Government to bring an end to plastic waste in New Zealand.

9 Dec 10:42 SCOOP 5315658998677000748.html
Turkey alone on Palestine but will keep supporting oppressed, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan underlined that Turkey will continue to stand in solidarity with the oppressed and never stop defending the Palestinian cause

9 Dec 10:14 DAILY SABAH 8383944808118087025.html
Study finds broadcast coverage of the UK election has aligned ‘most closely’ with Boris Johnson’s agenda

The BBC and other UK broadcasters have helped Boris Johnson frame the general election on his own terms, according to an academic study of media coverage of the campaign.

9 Dec 10:52 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046882581613714.html
Delhi court allows Robert Vadra to travel abroad

The court directed him to submit a fixed deposit receipt (FDR) of Rs 25 lakh and his contact details and address of his stay abroad.

9 Dec 10:54 The Economic Times 7653256036934353763.html
Conservative scorecard now a factor in race for NY-27

The state Conservative Party's new legislative scorecard gives Sen. Rob Ortt bragging rights while putting Sen. Chris Jacobs a bit on the de

9 Dec 10:00 The Buffalo News 2088823987063297208.html
Turkey says it has deported 11 French terrorist suspects

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had deported 11 French nationals back to France as part of a program to extradite what it says are foreign terrorist fighters.

9 Dec 10:06 Reuters 8334514181264779086.html
Walmart apologizes for Santa sweater with drug reference

The sweater has the words 'Let it snow' and includes three white lines in front of Santa.

9 Dec 10:59 KNOE 8 News 9048639191508521629.html
DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment

The PM is embarking on a blitz of Labour’s heartlands as the election campaign enters its final few days.

9 Dec 10:56 Shropshire Star 3480199991618516839.html
Boris Johnson is an enemy to football and Gary Neville did not go far enough when condemning prime minister

Gary Neville did not go far enough. The Tories are the enemies of football. If Boris Johnson is given a working majority in Parliament on Thursday in the General Election, stadiums across the country

9 Dec 10:57 The Independent 2511519171444590632.html
Africom confirms Russian air defense system downed US drone in Libya

U.S. Africa Command (Africom) has confirmed that an unarmed American drone over the Libyan capital last month was shot down by Russian air defenses, reported Reuters. Africom dropped three headlines via Reuters in the overnight, revealing how the surveillance drone was shot down over Tripoli. The headlines specify Russian military contractors have operated alongside east Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya’s bloody civil war. The contractors used Russian missile defense systems last month to shoot down a US drone. Africom’s Gen. Stephen Townsend told Reuters in a statement that he believes the Russian air defense operators “didn’t know it was a US remotely piloted aircraft when they fired on it.” “But they certainly know who it belongs to now and they are refusing to return it. They say they don’t know where it is, but I am not buying it,” Townsend said.

9 Dec 10:59 AMN 4125648317267070958.html
Ex-Swedish ambassador to China faces trial over Gui Minhai meeting

Sweden's former ambassador to China faces an unprecedented trial over allegations she overstepped her authority during a meeting to secure the release of imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.

9 Dec 10:05 THE LOCAL se 5989194980713229148.html
Iran US

Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be no other negotiations between Tehran and Washington. The remarks by the spokesman, Ali Rabiei, were the first after a prisoner

9 Dec 10:37 Yahoo 7097669637663237692.html
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before base shooting

The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast US support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an act of terrorism.

9 Dec 10:22 Deccan Herald 2027555797640834310.html
PHOTOS: You won’t believe What South Africa Miss Universe Winner Was Up Against

SA Miss Universe Winner Zozibini Tunzi made history after beating other beauties from around the world to become Miss Universe for 2020.

9 Dec 10:17 iHarare News 2755902708075383150.html
The rise and rise of the first African-American woman distiller and operator of a nationally distributed vodka

For almost six years since she released Black Momma Vodka, Vanessa Braxton has been a major force in the spirit industry in the United States. In 2013 when she introduced her ultra-premium vodka brand, she made history as the first African-American woman owner and operator of a nationally distributed vodka. She is also the founder of...

9 Dec 10:00 Face2Face Africa 5878198130173890249.html
BofA Director Charged in Hong Kong After Scuffle With Police

(Bloomberg) -- A Bank of America Corp. anti-bribery and compliance director in Hong Kong was charged with assaulting a police officer after an altercation in a metro station over the weekend, according to a person familiar with the matter.The director, a 35-year-old American, was released on HK$10,000

9 Dec 10:37 Yahoo 7097669637611233601.html
There's a Team of Elves Who Answer More Than 20,000 Letters to Santa Every Year . . . in Indiana

Legend says that the town of Santa Claus, IN, got its name during a town meeting more than 150 years ago. While debating what the town should be called, a gust

9 Dec 10:20 POPSUGAR Family 1694745614535652380.html
Karnataka By-polls Results: 11 rebels labelled defectors by their parties win again on BJP seats

Congress won two seats, Janata Dal Secular (JDS) drew a blank while a BJP rebel won as an Independent candidate.

9 Dec 10:29 Oneindia 2023829371730078909.html
North Korea calls Donald Trump 'thoughtless', 'sneaky old man' over tweets

Kim has said North Korea will seek a new way if the US maintains its sanctions and pressure, and issued the deadline for the Trump administration to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal.

9 Dec 10:20 Business-Standard 1502508924809132404.html
Officers thank Cape Coral man for helping rescue woman from canal

Police have issued a Citizen Commendable Action Coin to a Cape Coral man who helped rescue an elderly woman from a canal last month.

9 Dec 10:01 Fox 4 8372747778250740847.html
Pasig River Ferry Service relaunched by MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) relaunches its Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) with free ride offer until January 31, 2020 yesterday morning in Manila’s Lawton.

9 Dec 10:31 Journal Online 6375127392652885406.html
Getting upwind of Rudolph

Behold, the greening of Santa.

9 Dec 10:00 The Age 7967730562998060620.html
Finland's Sanna Marin set to become the world’s youngest Prime Minister at 34 - but who has slipped down the list?

A 34-year-old transport minister is set to become Finland’s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland’s ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 to name Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government’s top post from incumbent Antti Rinne. Having emerged as Finland’s largest party in the April election, the Social Democrats can appoint one of their own to the post of prime minister in the Nordic nation of 5.5 million.

9 Dec 10:18 ITV News 2184971258322339840.html
Nativity Scene Shows Holy Family Separated, Caged at Border

The Claremont United Methodist Church has erected a Nativity scene showing the Holy Family separated and in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border.

9 Dec 10:23 Breitbart 3148363491719310145.html
Extinction Rebellion activists wearing gas masks block central London road

The protesters, outside Leicester Square Tube station, are demanding the next government tackles air pollution in the capital.

9 Dec 10:13 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775330064977.html
2 4-year-olds escape deadly crash by unhooking seats, climbing to safety

Washington State Patrol says two young girls are alive after they managed to unhook themselves from their booster seats and climb to safety to escape an accident.

9 Dec 10:45 Fox 4 8372747778181875475.html
Karnataka Bypolls: BJP In Commanding Position As It Leads In 11 Out Of 15 Seats; Congress Admits Defeat

The B S Yediyurappa led Karnataka BJP has put itself in a commanding position in the Karnataka by-polls by leading in 11 out of the 15 assembly by-poll seats, News18 Kannada has reported.

9 Dec 10:54 Swarajya 4977622830046669007.html
Constituency profile: Great Grimsby

A Labour seat since 1945 that might be about to turn blue.

9 Dec 10:32 Express & Star 7324224459848257894.html
Abe granted brief respite as scandal-hit extraordinary Diet session draws to a close

During the course of the session two ministers resigned, a plan for reforming college English-language tests was withdrawn and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was accused of breaching election campaign laws.

9 Dec 10:57 The Japan Times 6673764367133061098.html
Cherry blossoms prompt full-blown scandal for Japan's PM

Tokyo,  It might be the most Japanese of political scandals: a furore over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's guest list at a party to mark the annual cherry blossom season.

9 Dec 10:37 The Peninsula 1202843881323896538.html
How to vote in the 2019 general election 

There are two weeks left until the 2019 general election polling day.

9 Dec 10:59 The Telegraph 140598091020510659.html
Fact check: Did it really use to snow more often in December in Germany?

For most people, a white Christmas is the ideal. However, snow is quite rare during the holidays in most of Germany. Some say it used to snow more often, but is that really true?

9 Dec 10:46 Thelocal.de 270941994940056888.html
Halting demands for indyref2 once again at the heart of Scottish Tory campaign

Mr Carlaw says the Tories are getting a ‘fantastic response in certain key seats’.

9 Dec 10:16 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774774532750.html
'Citizenship bill not even .001 per cent against minorities,' says Amit Shah

The Citizenship Bill 2019 seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pak, B'desh, and Afghanistan.

9 Dec 10:41 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362473905385.html
Russian forces enter former Islamic State stronghold in Syria after U.S. pullback

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the vacuum created by President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria.

9 Dec 10:08 Reuters 8334514181378919423.html
Number of people arrested since protests began breaks 6,000 mark

Police today announced that more than 6,000 people have been arrested since anti-government protests began six months ago Speaking to reporters at their regular 4pm press briefing this afternoon, Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-cheung of the...

9 Dec 10:00 Coconuts 8871564984182136315.html
Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in ...

9 Dec 10:32 CNA 5644198862782530733.html
Off-duty police officer due in court to face manslaughter charge in deadly Brooklyn crash

An off-duty officer was arrested and charged after a two-car crash in Brooklyn left a passenger dead and another person seriously injured.

9 Dec 10:46 ABC7 New York 7327811147651501653.html
Boris Johnson says he will stop immigrants treating Britain 'as their own country'

Prime minister Boris Johnson says EU migrants had been able to treat the UK as their own country for too long.

9 Dec 10:52 Business Insider Nederland 7680839746949180308.html
Jo Swinson reveals she has been advised to wear 'lower cut tops' amid fears that the Lib Dem campaign is failing to win over voters

Jo Swinson said the extraordinary tip was among a welter of 'unsolicited advice' she has received on how to revive her flagging campaign.

9 Dec 10:17 Mail Online 124328111448054974.html
Re-run: APC aspirants demand redeployment of REC, top Akwa Ibom INEC officials

APC Aspirants Forum, Akwa Ibom has demanded the redeployment of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini and principal officials at the state INEC

9 Dec 10:28 Vanguard News 4125100340463255250.html
A guide to postal votes and proxy votes for the 2019 general election

The 2019 general election campaign is in full swing, and polling day is drawing closer.

9 Dec 10:59 The Telegraph 140598092523652396.html
APC Invented Hate Speech In Nigeria, Ruling Party Chieftain Admits

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Joshua Alobo, has claimed that his party originated hate speech. 

9 Dec 10:27 Concise 5544636822318177417.html
Finland's Sanna Marin set to be world's youngest Prime Minister

At 34, Sanna Marin also becomes one of the world's youngest state leaders, ahead of Ukraine's prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35.

9 Dec 10:34 The New Indian Express 4718288653111647128.html
Constituency profile: Great Grimsby

A Labour seat since 1945 that might be about to turn blue.

9 Dec 10:34 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774383661414.html
China's Massive Microsoft Gut-Punch Won't Hurt MSFT Bull Run

Government agencies in China have to replace foreign software and equipment. That means, no more Microsoft for public offices by 2022.

9 Dec 10:32 CCN.com 4886348521831620412.html
‘Never say never again’ says Ruth Davidson on return to politics after stepping down in 2021

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she would take a “never say never again” position on re-entering politics once she steps down in May 2021.

9 Dec 10:54 The Courier 4275302767860182619.html
One person, one gun: Govt moves further changes to Arms Amendment Bill

The further amendment to the Bill seeks to provide special status for sportspersons. 'Many suggestions were received. I have moved an official amendment in this regard also,' he said. The Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on November 29.

9 Dec 10:20 Oneindia 2023829370695027105.html
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

9 Dec 10:24 Whio 8204027953884774455.html
Inhofe, Horn chide Tinker housing contractor

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn leveled harsh criticism last week at the contractor accused of negligence and fraudulent activity while operating private housing at Tinker Air Force Base and other military installations. Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, referred to Balfour Beatty Communities as “notorious.” Horn, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told a company executive she was “incredibly disappointed you have failed to live up to your responsibility for taking care of the people that are living in these houses.” At a hearing of his committee, Inhofe asked Air Force Secretary Barbara M.

9 Dec 10:00 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318762150122057.html
MPD: Police investigating shooting on Dick Taylor Street

It happened Monday morning on Dick Taylor Street.

9 Dec 10:51 KNOE 8 News 9048639192802886779.html
Court challenge to federal ban on needles for drug-using prisoners postponed

A court hearing to challenge the federal government's ban on needles for drug-using prisoners has been postponed until next week in the latest delay for a case that began seven years ago.

9 Dec 10:13 CP24 1887544296273488175.html
Number of victims of Odesa college fire grows to 12

Four people are still missing.

9 Dec 10:40 UNIAN 6863008971391837633.html
US Bill on Xinjiang violates international law, region's governor says

A recent US measure on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China's internal affairs, the governor of the ...

9 Dec 10:40 CNA 5644198862252518893.html
Amit Shah introduces Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha amid uproar

“This bill is not even .001 per cent against minorities. It is against infiltrators,” said the Home Minister.

9 Dec 10:23 The Hindu 6679535024376611076.html
China says people held in Xinjiang camps have 'graduated', condemns U.S. bill

BEIJING (Reuters) - People held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region have now “graduated” and new trainees will have the freedom to come and go, the regional governor said on Monday.

9 Dec 10:32 Reuters 8334514180218407026.html
Great-grandma who's just turned 100 is 'oldest Labour Party member in country'

Bristolian Pamela Parsons has just celebrated her 100th birthday but has already sent off her postal vote for this week's election - and once again she's backing Labour

9 Dec 14:33 mirror 675785260454829713.html
Watch Live: House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee holds its second hearing on the impeachment inquiry on Monday at 9 a.m.

9 Dec 14:05 Breitbart 3148363491151972115.html
A Great American Achievement

The new government statistics are out.September marked the first month that U.S. exports of crude oil, and petroleum products, surpassed imports since the government started recording the data in 1949

9 Dec 14:32 Seeking Alpha 5725634556867627240.html
Mahila mithra committees planned to check crime against women

Responsible citizens will be roped in for concerted action, says SP

9 Dec 14:38 The Hindu 6679535025795579318.html
Borrell urges EU to be foreign policy ‘player, not the playground’

In letter to ministers, new chief diplomat sets out his plans.

9 Dec 14:41 POLITICO 2584151345565644945.html
Extinction Rebellion calls on Government to end over-fishing

The campaign group said the country must put a halt to the practice by January 1 2020 as part of a legal requirement.

9 Dec 14:20 Breaking News 4415806919308201213.html
Kellyanne Conway: Americans are not 'buying' impeachment this holiday season

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said Monday, “For all the incredible buying power in this Trump economy, you know what Americans are not buying this holiday season? Impeachment.”

9 Dec 14:04 Fox News 7362823820350397235.html
Michelle Obama calls impeachment proceedings 'surreal'

Former first lady Michelle Obama called the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump and Ukraine surreal as the House's inquiry heads into the homestretch.

9 Dec 14:32 CHANNEL3000 830332541859857201.html
PM refuses to look at picture of boy forced to sleep on hospital floor

Boris Johnson accused of not caring after refusing reporter’s requests several times

9 Dec 14:47 the Guardian 1491978795607722584.html
Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering infant son

Yusif Ali Abdi charged with killing Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali in Clane 18 years ago

9 Dec 14:25 The Irish Times 8204772967888152229.html
U.S., Japan military drills include cyberspace coordination

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and Japanese forces began engaging in joint exercises on Monday.

9 Dec 14:58 UPI 8257973865847407715.html
Swedish #MeToo activist told to pay damages to man she accused of rape

A Swedish journalist has been ordered to pay thousands of kronor in damages to a man she claimed raped her, in a series of social media posts that got the #MeToo movement under way in Sweden.

9 Dec 14:04 THE LOCAL se 5989194981058458342.html
A Non-Aggression Agreement between Israel and the Arab Countries

The United States is trying to assist Israel to reach an agreement with four Arab countries that will eventually lead to full normalization with them. Several Arab countries still fear full normalization with Israel due to Palestinian opposition, but behind the scenes, they are advancing relations with Israel.

9 Dec 14:00 The Jewish Press 7246030801345895737.html
Impeachment witness: Trump poses a danger to fair elections

President Donald Trump’s efforts to “cheat to win an election” are a threat to national security, the top Democratic investigator testified Monday as the House Judiciary Committee pushes ahead with articles of impeachment.

9 Dec 14:12 City NEWS 1130 5858657119731949069.html
Motorcyclist crash in Cape Coral causes roadblock on Country Club Boulevard

Police are on the scene of a traffic crash involving a vehicle and motorcycle that has northbound Country Club Boulevard.

9 Dec 14:31 Fox 4 8372747777031311552.html
Karnataka Bypolls: BJP Races Ahead Towards Majority; Modi Calls It A ‘Message To Those Who Violate  Mandate’ 

Imminent clean sweep for BJP in Karnataka bypolls as Congress struggles to save face. 

9 Dec 14:21 Swarajya 4977622829215505876.html
'Nobody should tamper with Constitution's basic spirit'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid tributes to the founding fathers of the Constitution and said nobody should tamper with the basic spirit of the Constitution.

9 Dec 14:41 Deccan Herald 2027555796412841409.html
Vehicle crash causes roadblock in North Fort Myers Monday afternoon

Deputies say a vehicle crash in North Fort Myers is causing roadblock on two roads Monday afternoon.

9 Dec 14:40 Fox 4 8372747777558463380.html
Trump, Pelosi on shortlist for Time Person of the Year

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Trump have both made the shortlist to be named 2019’s Time Person of the Year, "Today" revealed Monday. 

9 Dec 14:18 TheHill 355432918078943476.html
Senate approves bill to merge HEART Trust/NTA with NYS and JFLL

A bill which seeks to merge the functions of the HEART Trust/NTA with the National Youth Service (NYS), the Apprenticeship Board and the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), was approved by the Senate on Friday. The Human Employment...

9 Dec 14:42 The Gleaner 1215260528543328030.html
Dem Rep. Jayapal: Trump Himself Is the 'Smoking Gun' in Impeachment Case | Breitbart

Monday on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) charged President Donald Trump with being the "smoking gun" in the impeachment case against him | Clips

9 Dec 14:39 Breitbart 3148363491658188762.html
Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war

Interviews with key insiders reveal damning verdict on conflict that cost 2,300 US lives

9 Dec 14:13 the Guardian 1491978796315229328.html
Sonko remanded until Wednesday to await bail ruling

and JOOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his co-accused persons were on Monday sent to remand prison after facing - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capitalfm.co.ke

9 Dec 14:04 Capital News 7605153803770725358.html
Russia plans to set up Arctic air defense 'dome' with S-400 missiles

Russia plans to establish an air defense "dome" across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Monday. Russia has been stepping up its military presence in the Arctic, building new infrastructure

9 Dec 14:03 Yahoo 7097669637891492485.html
Man born without arms or legs forced to prove he can't work three times a year

Kevin Donnellon, 58, was one of the children affected in the thailidomide tragedy which saw approximately 2,000 babies born with malformed limbs as a side effect of a sedative drug

9 Dec 14:09 Wales Online 7686550517104702183.html
Home For Christmas: Royal Irish Parade On Return From Afghanistan

Hundreds of people cheered on 250 troops in Shropshire on Saturday.

9 Dec 14:48 Forces Network 3883413828024775528.html
You are what you watch: How media consumption is driving impeachment divisions

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

9 Dec 14:50 euronews 7318238120553564077.html
Student fightback sees University beef ban overturned 

Students have fought back against a ban on beef on their University campus as the union voted to reverse the decision.

9 Dec 14:51 The Telegraph 140598092025295637.html
Man and woman arrested in connection with murder of man in Leixlip last year

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Co Kildare over a ...

9 Dec 14:07 Newstalk 7635722259216706393.html
Nadler: Trump put himself before country

House Judiciary Committee Democrats argued President Trump put himself ahead of the interests of the country by seeking Ukraine’s help investigating Joe Biden and the Democrats.

9 Dec 14:41 Washington Examiner 4625792332846020432.html
The Open Rights Group wants answers on General Election data use

Privacy of the ballot box

9 Dec 14:31 http://www.theinquirer.net 2181887307576511049.html
Trump accused of anti-Semitism after saying Jewish Americans will vote for him so they can avoid a wealth tax

"You're brutal killers. Not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me you have no choice," Trump told the Israeli American Council conference.

9 Dec 14:22 Business Insider Nederland 7680839746983898312.html
Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Washington, an encounter that is sure to draw significant scrutiny amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia.

9 Dec 14:55 CHANNEL3000 830332542472094419.html
Russia, Ukraine leaders agree on cease-fire, prisoner exchange by year's end

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to a cease-fire Monday, moving the two countries closer to ending a standoff in the Donbas region.

9 Dec 14:03 UPI 8257973864393063708.html
FG: All agencies, ministries must publish details of financial activities daily

The federal government has directed that all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) must publish a daily statement of their financial activities

9 Dec 14:20 TheCable 7513571675191305943.html
U.S. military to shift focus to competing with China and Russia: Esper

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual gathering of government, defense industry and military officials.

9 Dec 14:37 Yahoo 7097669638229073719.html
Man jailed over plot to attack Israeli embassy

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for allegedly plotting to attack the Israeli embassy in Amman last year. The state security court ruled that Khaled Abu Raya ...

9 Dec 14:42 Punch Newspapers 3524240995239658011.html
Shoe could help ID body

The coroner's service and the RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found Nov. 1 near Moberly Lake, in Northern B.C.

9 Dec 14:02 Castanet 616068602038617856.html
Closing arguments begin in hearing for N.B. officers involved in fatal shooting

FREDERICTON — Closing arguments are underway today in an arbitration hearing for two police officers from Bathurst, N.B., involved in a fatal shooting almost five years ago.

9 Dec 14:48 KitchenerToday.com 52741010716664261.html
Suspect chased by Milwaukee police dies in crash

Milwaukee police say a 28-year-old man has died after crashing his car during a police chase.

9 Dec 14:22 CHANNEL3000 830332541647389595.html
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' — even as costs rose to $1 trillion and 2,351 American troop's lives

Thousands of pages of notes from hundreds of interviews reveal true US assessments of the war in Afghanistan, and it's not a pretty picture.

9 Dec 14:57 Business Insider 6060062401094910567.html
No corrupt individual will be allowed in my cabinet — Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that no corrupt individual would have a position in his cabinet, restating the state govt...

9 Dec 14:21 Vanguard News 4125100338776947807.html
Deadly shooting under investigation in St. Pete

Police in St. Petersburg are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Monday morning.

9 Dec 14:25 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202840130018.html
Citizenship Amendment Bill Receives Mixed Response in LS | Top Reactions

Introducing the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said the Bill will not do injustice to anyone and there is no political agenda behind bringing the Bill to the House.

9 Dec 14:09 India.com 7150386082989471156.html
Plymouth Lib Dem candidate denies he is pulling out of General Election

Graham Reed says his name will definitely be on the ballot paper in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport on Thursday

9 Dec 14:52 PlymouthLive 6373569607783869818.html
Trump Says Americans Have to Flush Toilet '10-15 Times, As Opposed to Once'

Trump recently made an appearance at a small business event at the White House this past Friday and revealed that he ordered a federal review of wa...

9 Dec 14:29 VLADTV 1404406306870454991.html
Court orders meeting with foreigners in church amid ‘crisis’

All parties were also ordered to file reports by 09.00am on Friday so the court could understand how the matter was being resolved.

9 Dec 14:39 The Citizen 410802302011504674.html
Ngunjiri Wambugu's Appeals Force Police Into Action

The brutal beating caught Ngunjiri's attention forcing him to call upon the police officers to take action on the...

9 Dec 14:34 Kenyans.co.ke 8634838154500776489.html
Garda on trial charged with assault of RTÉ cameraman

A garda has gone on trial charged with assaulting an RTÉ cameraman and causing damage to his camera.

9 Dec 14:58 RTE.ie 7595237278076724887.html
Delhi unauthorised colonies: How to apply for ownership rights online

Last month, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said residents of unauthorised colonies will be able to apply for ownership rights starting December 16

9 Dec 14:04 Business Today 1145527432469106941.html
F-22s, F-35s, and B-52s: How America Deters Iran Every Day

A big task.

9 Dec 14:50 The National Interest 7207864703243728555.html
EU Failing to Fight Against Illegal Migration is a Big Problem for Italy - Lega Party's MP

Italy’s Lega party still has high ratings despite the break-up of the ruling coalition. Italy's previous government collapsed in August when Matteo Salvini, then-deputy prime minister, called for a no-confidence vote on the government and the prime minister in pursuit of a snap general election.

9 Dec 14:48 Sputniknews 967333869346216012.html
Police seal off Dalmuir Park in Clydebank after body of man found in water

The man's body was discovered this morning.

9 Dec 14:39 dailyrecord 552235479788284188.html
Washpo: Top US officials misled public about Afghan War

Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top U.S. officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to conceal doubts about the likelihood that the U.S. could be successful in the nearly 20-year effort since its earliest days, the paper reported in a major investigation on Monday.

9 Dec 14:45 CHANNEL3000 830332542789873941.html
Jury would convict Trump ‘in 3 minutes flat,’ says key lawmaker

The chairman of the US House Judiciary Committee said Sunday that if the impeachment case against President Donald Trump were put to a jury, there "would be a guilty verdict in three minutes flat."

9 Dec 14:03 Nehanda Radio 3802011522679575817.html
A changing world

Some conflicts leave relatively small footprints; others cause ripples in the space-time continuum.

9 Dec 14:33 The Phnom Penh Post 4150766116012597469.html
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' — even as costs rose to $1 trillion and 2,351 American troop's lives

US officials have been lying to the American people about US failures in Afghanistan, where the US military has been fighting its longest armed conflict in history, a collection of confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals.

9 Dec 14:57 Business Insider Australia 5575934301670113895.html
Greta Thunberg leads scientists in shunning flights for top climate conference

She sailed across the Atlantic to Spain instead.

9 Dec 14:55 Metro 970161748710819587.html
US House Democrat accuses Trump of violating oath of office

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 — The head of a US congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump today accused him of putting himself before his country and violating his oath of office. In a statement kicking off a hearing in the US House of Representatives to weigh the...

9 Dec 14:50 Malaymail 302165935038513645.html
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' — costing $1 trillion and 2,351 American lives

Thousands of pages of notes from hundreds of interviews reveal true US assessments of the war in Afghanistan, and it's not a pretty picture.

9 Dec 14:57 Yahoo 7097669637821524960.html
Supreme Court allows Kentucky abortion ultrasound law to take effect

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over a Kentucky law that forces health providers to show pregnant women ultrasounds of their fetuses before having abortions.

9 Dec 14:58 Washington Examiner 4625792331788134090.html
Wet and windy weather forecast for polling day

An area of low pressure will bring outbreaks of rain to all parts of the UK throughout Thursday.

9 Dec 14:19 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775034715270.html
Election 2019: BBC licence could be scrapped, Boris Johnson hints

Boris Johnson has hinted he may scrap the licence fee that funds the BBC during an unscripted question and answer [...]

9 Dec 14:13 City A.M. 6389894490637735426.html
A protester from the conspiracy site InfoWars interrupted the latest impeachment hearing as soon as it began, shouting 'Trump is innocent!'

"We know who committed the crimes and it wasn't Trump. Trump is innocent!" the pro-Trump InfoWars protester yelled as he was escorted out of the room.

9 Dec 14:34 Yahoo 7097669637108855225.html
Co-op Refinery transporting staff via helicopter as job action continues

The Co-op Refinery says it is using helicopters to transport staff into the Regina facility as job action continues.

9 Dec 14:01 Regina 3916054153524834904.html
Syrian Army, Russian military enter strategic area in northern Raqqa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units, accompanied by Russian military police, entered a new strategic area that overlooks the Aleppo-Hasakah Highway after the withdrawal of the Turkish Army and their militant allies. According to a military report from northern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military police entered the strategic silo town of Sharkrak, which is adjacent to the international highway (M-4) in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqa. The reports said that the deployment of the Syrian Army units around the silos came after the withdrawal of the Turkish army and their allied militants in the ‘Ayn ‘Issa District of the Al-Raqqa Governorate. Previously, Sharkrak was under the control of the Turkish Army and their allies after they captured the area from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). However, per an agreement between Turkey and Russia, the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military were given access to this area for the first time in several years.

9 Dec 14:59 AMN 4125648317013795994.html
'Rocket Man' and 'The Dotard,' redux

Kim Jong Un is maintaining a balance of terror with the North Korean people, who have no means to escape.

9 Dec 14:00 TheHill 355432919575656797.html
House Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges

Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes on Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings.

9 Dec 14:02 Aljazeera 6642629763209964053.html
Police seal off Rutherglen car park after two men seriously assaulted in murder bid

Two men, aged 51 and 25, were rushed to hospital after the incident on East Kilbride Road on Sunday night.

9 Dec 14:13 dailyrecord 552235480554629970.html
Boris Johnson took a reporter's phone to avoid looking at a picture of a four-year-old lying on a hospital floor

The Prime Minister had to be reminded to give the phone back

9 Dec 14:34 Wales Online 7686550516972073238.html
Man and woman arrested over murder of man in Kildare in 2018

A man and a woman have been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of a man in Leixlip, Co.Kildare that occurred last year.

9 Dec 14:31 Buzz.ie 7092425146920536019.html
New Russian warships fitted to carry hypersonic missiles: report

All Russian warships of new Projects can carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told reporters on Monday. “All the new Projects of ships we are building are universal for a whole family of missiles from the standpoint of launchers, including those, which you mentioned,” Rakhmanov said, replying to a question about rearming all the Russian Navy’s combat ships with Kalibr cruise missiles and Tsirkon hypersonic weapons. As for rearming the warships operational in the Russian Navy with new missiles, the shipbuilders’ chief said he did not consider this as “a too costly issue.” However, the combat ships with the expiring service life are unlikely to be armed with Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, he added. “Perhaps, such work will be premature and this may lead partly even to unjustified expenses,” the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation said.

9 Dec 14:29 AMN 4125648317082093630.html
Death toll in Ukraine's Odessa college fire rises to 10

Ten people have been killed and eight others are still missing as a result of a fire.

9 Dec 14:29 Times of Oman 5168079155047895506.html
Watchdog Expected to Find Russia Probe Valid

The Justice Department's internal watchdog was to release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. it also is expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

9 Dec 14:11 Courthouse News Service 1799505149390677588.html
Russian forces enter former Islamic State stronghold in Syria after US pullback

Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the vacuum created by President Donald Trump's decision to pull US forces from northern Syria.

9 Dec 14:40 WION 1570469240520076506.html
Boris Johnson criticised after pocketing reporter’s phone

ITV journalist Joe Pike tried to show PM photograph of child lying on coats in hospital

9 Dec 14:19 The Irish Times 8204772968156164121.html
PSD will attack at CCR laws assumed by Gov't if Parliament has same topics drafted

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will attack at the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) any law the Government assumes responsibility on if...

9 Dec 14:47 Stiri pe surse 4858045013324371439.html
Rutherglen car park sealed off after murder bid

The incident happened on Sunday night

9 Dec 14:56 dailyrecord 552235479996139898.html
Iran dismisses Israeli threats as ‘sign of weakness’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday dismissed the recent Israeli anti-Iran threats as a sign of weakness. “We consider the threats from Jerusalem’s occupying regime (Israel) as a sign of weakness,” Mousavi said in a statement. Israeli threats are also “desperate attempts to cover up the crises and domestic problems of its leaders,” he added. Highlighting Iran’s ability to protect its national security, the spokesman said his country “will give a crushing regretful response to any act of aggression or stupid action.” On Sunday, the Israeli defense minister warned Iran against continued presence in Syria, saying Israel will “work tirelessly” to prevent the establishment of a stable Iranian military presence in the Arab country.

9 Dec 14:45 AMN 4125648316463654165.html
Wet and windy weather forecast for polling day

An area of low pressure will bring outbreaks of rain to all parts of the UK throughout Thursday.

9 Dec 14:18 Express & Star 7324224460499311750.html
Boris Johnson takes reporter’s phone after refusing to look at photo

The Prime Minister tried to steer the focus of the interview on to Tory NHS funding.

9 Dec 14:12 Express & Star 7324224460795549868.html
Mixed views over political party registration

© THE recent feud between MDC Alliance and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over a new political outfit, MDC Zimbabwe exposes the absence of a legislation regulating local political parties.

9 Dec 14:14 DailyNews Live 5038909578483380234.html
Michael Clifford: Is Boris Johnson the man for the moment?

Mike Sutcliffe thinks Boris is the man for the moment.

9 Dec 14:07 Irishexaminer 8196011180223014281.html
Filing of nominations begins for poll to rural local bodies

A total of 85 nominations were received on the first day of filing of nominations for 5,462 rural panchayat posts in Thanjavur district on Monday.While election for the post of village panchayat ward

9 Dec 14:18 The Hindu 6679535025642808577.html
Gary Lineker accuses Boris Johnson of ‘nauseating xenophobia’

Gary Lineker has accused Boris Johnson of “nauseating xenophobia” after the Prime Minister vowed to stop EU migrants from treating Britain “as if it’s part of their own country”. The former England

9 Dec 14:08 The Independent 2511519172249197266.html
Police found not negligent in tragic OD death of Metro Vancouver teen

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says police officers were not negligent when they were initially unable to locate a Langley teenager as he overdosed from drugs.

9 Dec 14:34 Vancouver Is Awesome 4620958496937882201.html
Iraqis rally against government after activist killed

Iraqis turned out Monday to mourn a prominent activist gunned down the previous evening, the latest violent episode in anti-government demonstrations in which more than 450 people have died.

9 Dec 14:44 The Guardian 7580308505373022102.html
Scotland ‘only part of the UK’ where Brexit not the defining issue of GE2019

North of the border campaigning has been dominated by talk of a second Scottish independence vote.

9 Dec 14:04 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773425966026.html
Boris Johnson takes reporter’s phone after refusing to look at photo

The Prime Minister tried to steer the focus of the interview on to Tory NHS funding.

9 Dec 14:12 Shropshire Star 3480199993249372332.html
Corruption trial of Angolan ex-president’s son begins

The son of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos appeared in court on Monday, at the start of his trial on corruption charges.

9 Dec 14:30 The Guardian 7580308505003856257.html
Ayodhya verdict: Hindu Mahasabha files review petition over 5-acre land to Muslims

"There is no material to prove that the 'disputed structure' on the Ayodhya plot was a Mosque, as claimed by the Muslim parties. It is urged that references to the same as a 'mosque' or as a masjid must be expunged," the Hindu Mahasabha petition said.

9 Dec 14:13 The Indian Express 2885715104114340417.html
'Hats Off,' Andhra CM Reddy Lauds 'Encounter Killings' in Telangana Rape, Murder Case

Reddy, who is a close friend of KCR, said that the brutal incident was a shame on part of the society that needs to be questioned.

9 Dec 14:29 India.com 7150386083348987100.html
Province likely won't remove stolen pick-up abandoned in Lac du Bois park near Kamloops

A pick-up truck that was spotted balancing on a cliff’s edge in a protected park near Kamloops is now resting with a handful of other cars at the base

9 Dec 14:30 iNFOnews.ca 6669504245572637926.html
'Read the First Amendment': Bloomberg criticized for attacking own reporters about 2020 coverage rules

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced criticism over the weekend for comments he made about reporters at his own news publication, Bloomberg News.

9 Dec 14:32 Washington Examiner 4625792333144277766.html
Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers' request Monday, following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers' sexual assault and harassment complaints

9 Dec 14:32 Yahoo 7097669637795551449.html
Serial rapist Joseph McCann handed 33 life sentences after attacking 11 women and children

McCann embarked on a 'fortnight of terror'

9 Dec 14:31 Liverpool Echo 7727211172851382456.html
Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to violence

People have the right to enjoy entertainment spaces as part of the characteristics of a society that aspires to improve its quality of life

9 Dec 14:49 El Nuevo Dia 2512554310128816930.html
Chow: Four restoration projects in Penang Hill completed

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 9 — Four repair and stabilisation projects undertaken in Penang Hill following a landslide on November 4, 2017 have been completed, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said the projects included the refurbishment and enhancement of three communal septic tanks, landscaping and...

9 Dec 14:10 Malaymail 302165935697930602.html
India needs support from advanced nations to fight climate change: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) at the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York on September 23.

9 Dec 14:30 Business-Standard 1502508925641798698.html
Boris takes reporter's phone after being shown picture of boy on hospital floor

'Look, sorry, it's a terrible terrible photo and I apologise obviously to the families and all those who have terrible experiences in the NHS.'

9 Dec 14:42 Metro 970161749040692461.html
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enforcement of the law had been on hold pending the legal

9 Dec 14:43 Yahoo 7097669637673652535.html
Forensic officers scour scene of ‘unexplained’ death two days after man’s body was found in Glasgow lane

FORENSIC officers are still at the scene of an “unexplained” death two days after a man’s body was found in a Glasgow lane. Cops confirmed a 40-year-old man had passed away after they were called t…

9 Dec 14:36 The Scottish Sun 6609127673259621344.html
John McDonnell joins Arlene Foster in attack on PM 'you can't trust'

Shadow chancellor backs DUP leader’s criticism of Boris Johnson as Labour vows to end austerity in February

9 Dec 14:55 the Guardian 1491978795545988332.html
Topless Protesters Detained Ahead Of Ukraine Peace Summit In Paris

Two female activists from the Femen movement have protested topless outside the Elysee Palace in Paris.

9 Dec 14:45 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794162302648633.html
What do the leading parties think will swing your vote online?

Polling day looms and the political parties are stepping up their online campaigns to encourage as many voters to back them on Thursday.  What is fascinating about this campaign is that parties have followed very different campaigns online, some staying consistent throughout while others shifted on a daily or weekly basis.  But, at this late stage, it is fairly safe to assume that the parties have finalised their online strategies. So what do the leading parties think will swing your vote online?

9 Dec 14:10 ITV News 2184971257126927006.html
Madison Refugee Union, Jewish Social Services rally for refugee resettlement

The Madison Refugee Union and Jewish Social Services rallied at the Capitol on Sunday to spread awareness of the refugees resettling in the city.

9 Dec 14:06 CHANNEL3000 830332542402197827.html
Body pulled from water in Dalmuir Park near Clydebank as Cops lock down area

THE body of a man has been found in Dalmuir Park. Police have confirmed that the body was found in water in the Clydebank park this morning. A spokesperson from the cops said: “Police Scotlan…

9 Dec 14:40 The Scottish Sun 6609127673155421915.html
Journalists will be safe under the next NDC government – John Mahama assures

Former President John Dramani Mahama has marked the 2019 International Anti-corruption Day (which is today December 9, 2019) with an assurance that journalists will be safe thus none will be killed, live in fear or flee the country because of their investigative reporting on corruption. “We shall protect the rights of our people to expose corruption and undertake to investigate credible allegations that come to our attention. No journalist will be killed, live in fear or flee the country because of their investigative reporting,” a press statement to mark the day read in part. In the press statement signed on his behalf by his special aide, Joyce Mogtari, the former President Mahama further noted that the fight against corruption requires genuine and collective efforts, especially from political leadership, and the NDC has demonstrated that in the past when it governed and will continue the fight in future when it forms the government. “Fighting corruption requires genuine and collective efforts, particularly…

9 Dec 14:19 mynewsgh.com 2909200110014217112.html
Report: Russian fighters intercepted Israeli jets over Syria

Russian Su-35 fighter jets reportedly scrambled to intercept Israeli fighters over Syria, block them from carrying out airstrikes.

9 Dec 14:31 Israel National News 5374683670522721595.html
Ukraine's security chief, interior minister and chief of General Staff to be Zelensky's advisors at Normandy Four summit

The Ukrainian delegation also includes Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksiy Orzhel and Executive Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko.

9 Dec 14:00 UNIAN 6863008971990761055.html
Court remand police officer in prison over alleged murder of truck driver in Ondo

37-year-old police officer, Idowu Omosuyi, has been remanded in Olokuta Correctional Service, for allegedly killing a truck driver, Ade Saleh, along Uso/Owo in Owo Local Government Area of the state. The 37-year-old officer was arraigned on

9 Dec 14:35 LailasNews.com 2090029850726151379.html
UK serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences for horrific attacks

Convicted burglar McCann (34) had been freed after a UK probation service error.

9 Dec 14:01 TheJournal.ie 6446904417361949887.html
Tis Hazari clash: SC seeks placing of HC orders related to lawyers-Delhi police tiff

The bench, also comprising Justice Indira Banerjee, said it would like to see what orders have been passed by the high court which is dealing with the issue.

9 Dec 14:52 The New Indian Express 4718288653856844163.html
Vehicle hits shed, comes to rest against tree after crash in Lafayette County, deputies say

One person was injured after a crash where a vehicle hit a shed and tree in Lafayette County, deputies said.

9 Dec 14:50 CHANNEL3000 830332542680400740.html
Article 370: 5-judge SC bench to hear pleas against abrogation tomorrow

The bench also asked the parties to prepare a common compilation of all the documents so that hearing of the matter becomes easier.

9 Dec 14:35 Business-Standard 1502508925560152088.html
Trump to meet Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet U.S. President Donald Trump during talks with his U.S. counterpart in Washington on Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited a Russian foreign ministry source as saying.

9 Dec 14:32 Reuters 8334514180746392323.html
Call To Halt Deportation Of Two Ethnic Kazakhs To China

Kazakh opposition activists have called on the authorities of the Central Asian nation to halt the deportation to China of two ethnic Kazakhs from China's northwestern region of Xinjiang.

9 Dec 14:15 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794162535343228.html
UK government to skip EU summit

Boris Johnson won’t attend or send a representative in his place.

9 Dec 14:45 POLITICO 2584151346236751372.html
Two Turkish firms in world's top arms makers see their turnover surge in 2018

Arms sales of two Turkish firms listed in the sector’s largest 100 companies increased in 2018 as they managed to maintain their rankings in the list, a...

9 Dec 14:09 DAILY SABAH 8383944808762181352.html
Rents up again as Government’s poor policies bite

Simon Bridges - Leader of the Opposition

9 Dec 14:13 SCOOP 5315658999834578645.html
Police dismantle kidnappers’ camps, arrest suspect in FCT

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday said it has dismantled kidnappers camps and arrested a suspect

9 Dec 14:27 The Eagle Online 1463511648740048157.html
Turkey's Armenian community to elect new patriarch

The Armenian community of Turkey voted in Armenian Gregorian churches across the country on Monday to elect delegates to choose the 85th head of the church...

9 Dec 14:16 DAILY SABAH 8383944809256599689.html
Sowore: Groups seek US visa ban on AGF, DSS boss

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja A coalition of civil society organisations has petitioned the United States to protest the rearrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, by armed ...

9 Dec 14:38 Punch Newspapers 3524240994907923993.html
‘Halal Spread Due To Our Mental Slavery, It Will Result In Our Financial Slavery’: Swarajya Interviews Jhatka Certification Authority Chief  

The only way jhatka outlets will survive is if there is enough demand in the market. 

9 Dec 14:59 Swarajya 4977622829801247368.html
InfoWars Host Disrupts Impeachment Hearing: ‘America’s Sick of the Treason Committed by the Democrat Party’

InfoWars host Owen Shroyer interrupted the impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

9 Dec 14:59 Breitbart 3148363491582774024.html
Lib Dems criticised for 'sneaky and misleading' Devon election letter

The party say they have done nothing wrong - what do you think?

9 Dec 14:36 DevonLive 2469244512587907761.html
Adam Schiff Fails to Show Up at Impeachment Hearing | Breitbart

Adam Schiff failed to show up at the presentation of his own committee's impeachment report at the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

9 Dec 14:43 Breitbart 3148363492073197744.html
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions

9 Dec 14:46 WVLT 4089046911978323444.html
No holiday truce with NPA — Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has rejected the idea of declaring a ceasefire with the New People's Army (NPA) in the spirit of the Christmas season.

9 Dec 14:48 Manila Bulletin News 7849457199212627020.html
Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as “Arabs=enemies” in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday. Elsewhere, Palestinian residents of the volatile West Bank city of Hebron staged a general strike to protest the construction of a new Jewish settlement there.Masked suspects operated under the cover of darkness to vandalize the cars in east Jerusalem's Shuafat neighborhood and spray-painted Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. He said the authorities were treating the incident as criminal with “nationalistic motives.

9 Dec 14:30 THE OKLAHOMAN 7193318760820449732.html
NDDC: N’Delta Assembly warns against moves to shortchange Delta of MD position

NDDC: THE Niger Delta Peoples Assembly, NDPA, a pressure group in the Niger Delta region, has warned that any attempt to shortchange Delta State from...

9 Dec 14:03 Vanguard News 4125100339322331076.html
Accidental Shootings by Police Show Training Problems

When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, then accidentally fired his gun as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman's arm and into her chest, killing her as her family watched in horror.

9 Dec 14:01 Courthouse News Service 1799505149015950239.html
Ayodhya case: Hindu body opposes land to Muslims, two review pleas in SC

Separately, 40 persons, including rights activists, have jointly moved the top court seeking review of its verdict in the Ayodhya case claiming that the judgement "errs in both fact and law"

9 Dec 14:10 Business-Standard 1502508924612680003.html
WATCH: Valtteri Bottas' rallying on-board!

Recently we brought you the story that Valtteri Bottas had won a rally at Paul Ricard, but we didn't have any footage! But don't fear, we've found you some on-board video of Bottas' skills behind the wheel of his Citroen DS3 as he stormed to victory.

9 Dec 14:13 GPblog.com 9117728198888205820.html
Taapsee Pannu Is Definitely Running: May Now Star In The Hindi Remake Of Run Lola Run- EXCLUSIVE

If all goes well, you will see Taapsee Pannu essaying the lead role in the Hindi remake of the German flick, Run Lola Run

9 Dec 14:01 SPOTBOYE 1547816857948127638.html
Trump, Saudi prince pledge cooperation after Florida base attack

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump has spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman about the attack Friday at a naval base in Florida, which is being investigated by the FBI as a presumed terrorist attack.

9 Dec 14:56 UPI 8257973865028186561.html
School adds laundry room to help struggling students, combat absences

An Arizona school has added a laundry room to its campus to help underprivileged students who didn’t want to come to school because they didn’t have clean clothes.

9 Dec 14:25 Fox 4 8372747777747903586.html
Are Articles of Impeachment Coming As Soon As This Week?

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler wants to get the impeachment ball rolling. So much so that he hinted on "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Congress may introduce their articles of impeachment against President Trump as early as this week.

9 Dec 14:27 Townhall 6083908946947597918.html
BJP wins 10 seats, retains majority in K'taka Assembly

The ruling BJP on Monday retained a majority in the Karnataka Assembly when it bagged six seats in the byelections in which it was also leading in an equal number in other segments where counting is underway.

9 Dec 14:26 Deccan Herald 2027555796499901739.html
General Election seats to watch: North-west England

The Tories are eyeing a dozen gains in this battleground region.

9 Dec 14:02 Shropshire Star 3480199991428688979.html
All northbound lanes of Highway 73 at Tobacco Road open after of vehicle crash

All northbound lanes of Highway 73 at Tobacco Road outside Cambridge are open after a vehicle crash, according to a news release.

9 Dec 14:21 CHANNEL3000 830332542528513618.html
Hungry bears and a legends parade: Monday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

9 Dec 14:46 the Guardian 1491978795157528457.html
MS Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers

The show, bankrolled by MS Dhoni, will bring to life the story of brave army officers, who have been honoured with the Param Vir Chakra and Ashoka Chakra.

9 Dec 14:25 The Indian Express 2885715105380736381.html
Russia, Ukraine leaders Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky meet for 1st time

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet face-to-face Monday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time, as the leaders hope to end a long standoff in the Donbas region.

9 Dec 14:03 UPI 8257973865231599106.html
‘Congress Partitioned Nation On Religious Lines’: Amit Shah Tables Citizenship Amendment Bill In Lok Sabha

The Home Minister also said that the Bill did not violate any article of the Constitution.

9 Dec 14:28 Swarajya 4977622829495889115.html
Flight MH17 families seek answers as suspects face trial in absentia

The Dutch government believes Russia carries primary responsibility for the downing of flight MH17.

9 Dec 14:11 Times of Oman 5168079154924611753.html
US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

Weighing on the entire Catholic clergy in the U.S. is the ripple effect of their church’s long-running crisis arising from sex abuse committed by priests.

9 Dec 14:14 WFXT 6395891953788074633.html
General Election seats to watch: North-west England

The Tories are eyeing a dozen gains in this battleground region.

9 Dec 14:04 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773510270035.html
Republicans Brought the Perfect Sign to Monday's Impeachment Hearing

"The author of the Schiff Report is not here," House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) observed at Monday morning's public impeachment hearing against President Trump.

9 Dec 14:55 Townhall 6083908947754332295.html
WATCH: Rescue operation underway after 700 shacks swept away in Mamelodi flood | Pretoria News

Acting MEC for Social Development Panyaza Lesufi said they are assisting with emergency vehicles, food and blankets

9 Dec 14:10 www.iol.co.za 17825110963937774.html
Boris Johnson too busy to do Andrew Neil interview, says James Cleverly

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly has suggested Boris Johnson ducked an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil because he was too busy.

9 Dec 14:44 Express & Star 7324224459575294036.html
Wet and windy weather forecast for polling day

An area of low pressure will bring outbreaks of rain to all parts of the UK throughout Thursday.

9 Dec 14:18 Shropshire Star 3480199992953134214.html
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' — even as costs rose to $1 trillion and 2,351 American troop's lives

Thousands of pages of notes from hundreds of interviews reveal true US assessments of the war in Afghanistan, and it's not a pretty picture.

9 Dec 14:57 Yahoo 7097669638679718115.html
Sonko To Spend Two More Days In Police Custody

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko will spend two more days in police custody pending his bail application ruling on Wednesday.Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti ordered that he be remand

9 Dec 14:15 KahawaTungu 3304128543416061720.html
How the demise of the headphone jack led to a ear buds boom

Ear buds, or hearables, are driving a boom in wearable devices, according to IDC data. It all started as vendors started dropping the headphone jack en masse.

9 Dec 14:49 ZDNet 591556593368649961.html
Border line: a journey through the Irish heart of the Brexit crisis – video 

In the weeks leading up to the general election triggered by the Brexit crisis, Phoebe Greenwood and Ekaterina Ochagavia have driven the length of the border that has proved one of the most contentious issues in the Brexit debate. We hear from the people living along it, and what they think is at stake in the election 

9 Dec 14:09 the Guardian 1491978794510801393.html
Man and woman arrested in connection with murder of man in Kildare last year

Clive Staunton (50) was shot outside a house on Glen Easton Way on 15 November 2018.

9 Dec 14:30 TheJournal.ie 6446904418311319470.html
Man and woman arrested in connection with murder of Gerry Hutch's relative Clive Staunton in Leixlip, Co Kildare

The dad-of-one was originally from the Greek Street flats in Dublin’s inner city

9 Dec 14:23 Irish Mirror 2875825629221187640.html
I Will Declare as a Muslim If Parliament Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill, Says Harsh Mander

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Citizenship Bill Harsh Mander India Airing anguish against the controversial ​Citizenship Amendment Bill, writer and activist Harsh Mander sa

9 Dec 14:40 DoolNews 6727595480792946831.html
Turkey deports 11 French relatives of 'terrorist' suspects

Turkey has sent 11 French relatives of suspected "terrorist fighters" back home, the Turkish interior ministry said Monday, the latest in the country's renewed push to deport foreign jihadist insurgents. "Eleven French citizens have been deported to their home country," it said in a statement.  A judicial source in France confirmed that four women and their seven children had arrived in France early on Monday.

9 Dec 14:58 WION 1570469240424386907.html
Mysterious automated calls, vanished relatives, and sinister Facebook comments: How China intimidates Uighurs who don't even live in the country

Though China's brutal campaign is most active in Xinjiang, many Uighurs living abroad say they've been targeted by Chinese agents.

9 Dec 14:48 Yahoo 7097669638368519508.html
Four killed as car hits roadside banyan tree

Driver dozed off at the wheel, say police

9 Dec 14:28 The Hindu 6679535024753097366.html
Police detain 2 FETÖ suspects on Turkey-Greece border

Turkish security forces apprehended two suspects with links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) in northwestern Turkey's Edirne province Monday as the pair...

9 Dec 14:03 DAILY SABAH 8383944808562473336.html
Ivanka Trump Once Spoke with Author of ‘Steele Dossier’ About Working for the Trump Org: Report

Years prior to authoring the Steele Dossier at the center of Republicans allegations that federal authorities improperly “spied” on the Trump campaign, Christopher Steele and Ivanka Trump had been in talks about the former British intelligence officer potentially working for the Trump Organization, according to ABC News.

9 Dec 14:10 Law & Crime 7990899037159776795.html
Farm-Labor Reform Bill Heads For House Vote This Week

The House is scheduled to vote on a bipartisan bill to provide legal status to undocumented farmworkers and to modernize the H-2A guestworker program.

9 Dec 14:36 Successful Farming 8502642054919010785.html
Russia Ready to Consider Trump's Idea on New Nuclear Disarmament Treaty - Source

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously shared that he had discussed the fate of the bilateral treaty New START, set to expire soon, with his American counterpart Donald Trump during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan in 2019, but added that what will happen with it remains unknown.

9 Dec 14:16 Sputniknews 967333868028810261.html
Tories urge pro-UK voters to unite and back them in Scotland

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw made the plea as he said the election is ‘on a knife edge’.

9 Dec 11:58 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774523621534.html
Northern Ireland constituency profile - three

The DUP won ten of Northern Ireland's 18 seats in the 2017 Westminster Election, called by Theresa May.

9 Dec 11:02 RTE.ie 7595237277975456007.html
Peebles High School fire: Pupils return to classes after major blaze

HIGH SCHOOL pupils in Peebles have returned to class this morning after their secondary school was badly damaged in a fire. Peebles High School went up in flames on Thursday, November 28 and will r…

9 Dec 11:03 The Scottish Sun 6609127673463840207.html
Two Wolves fans arrested by police for homophobic abuse at Brighton match

Two Wolves supporters were arrested by Sussex Police after homophobic abuse directed at Brighton fans with the club condemning their behaviour

9 Dec 11:18 mirror 675785261796148461.html
Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces embezzlement trial in Paris

Rifaat al-Assad is accused of embezzling Syrian funds to buy property worth at least €90m in France

9 Dec 11:24 the Guardian 1491978796449424372.html
The Children of ISIS Don’t Belong in Cages, Either

The world is failing innocent victims of the war on terrorism.

9 Dec 11:20 NY Times 1961078287904300801.html
Calls to Scots domestic abuse helpline rise by a quarter in last year

CALLS to a domestic abuse and forced marriage hotline in Scotland have risen by a quarter in the past year. The helpline, managed by Scottish Women’s Aid, dealt with 3,191 requests for assist…

9 Dec 11:05 The Scottish Sun 6609127674614062269.html
Johnson casts net for votes at fish market

Boris Johnson posed for selfies and watched a fish auction as cod and haddock were sold at Grimsby Fish Market.

9 Dec 11:34 Express & Star 7324224459319852744.html
NFL star Khalil Mack pays off 300 holiday layaway accounts at Walmart in his hometown

Chicago Bears star linebacker Khalil Mack is spreading Christmas joy by paying off all the holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in his hometown of Fort Pierce, Florida.

9 Dec 11:03 Fox 4 8372747776773935478.html
SC Partially Lifts Ban on Construction Activities in Delhi-NCR

The SC had previously deferred lifting the ban, requested by the Centre, slamming the authorities for failing to curb the pollution that had caused a near medical emergency in the capital city.

9 Dec 11:25 India.com 7150386082775229396.html
Trump's shameful deference to Saudi Arabia

His muted response to the Pensacola attack should sound alarm bells

9 Dec 11:00 The Week 149215355371452702.html
Karnataka Bypolls: BJP Registers Thumping Victory by Winning 12 Out of 15 Seats, Congress Bags 2

The BJP government led by B. S. Yediyurappa is set to retain power, after winning 12 of the 15 seats, and complete three-and-a-half-years of his term.

9 Dec 11:01 India.com 7150386083114279098.html
Bamber Bridge man admits having indecent images of children

A man is facing a custodial sentence after admitting making and distributing indecent images of children.

9 Dec 11:48 Lancashire Post 6469275854589988665.html
Russia opposes initiative on expanding Normandy format

The leaders of the Normandy Four states – Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia – are scheduled to meet in Paris, France, on December 9.

9 Dec 11:00 UNIAN 6863008970710795338.html
Fighting corruption a government priority – Andanar

Fighting corruption remains an utmost priority of the Duterte administration to prevent an abusive culture of extortion and embezzlement as well as oppression of the people, a Palace official said Monday.

9 Dec 11:33 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200855324449.html
Anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill strike, protests disrupt life in Tripura

Situation peaceful and several protesters arrested, police said

9 Dec 11:37 The Hindu 6679535025824827294.html
Have you seen Nikita? Appeal for 31-year-old woman missing from Dublin since Saturday

Nikita Mooney is missing from the Kilmore West area of Dublin 5.

9 Dec 11:03 TheJournal.ie 6446904417807396656.html
The Man Behind the Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories

Meet David Booth, the fake news peddler who is helping Russia spread its lies.

9 Dec 11:00 The New Republic 7071196525720495933.html
Zelensky, Putin to have bilateral meeting following Normandy Four talks – media

A meeting of the four leaders is scheduled for Monday evening.

9 Dec 11:20 UNIAN 6863008972097293570.html
China and America: A political war!

This news reminded me of the American writer George Friedman, who said that America’s strategy with China would not be direct confrontation, but would be rooted in the spirit of democracy and economic liberalism as opposed to the political weight of central decisions made in Beijing.

9 Dec 11:50 Saudi Gazette 6913978434199743729.html
Juan Williams: Pelosi is my politician of the year

OPINION: The Speaker has guided the impeachment process masterfully and outmaneuvered Trump.

9 Dec 11:00 TheHill 355432919363334753.html
House Democrats lay out case for formal Trump impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee received a detailed summing up of the impeachment case against U.S. President Donald Trump Monday as Democrats prepare formal charges against him. Trump and his allies lobbed fresh assaults on the proceedings they dismiss as a hoax and a sham.

9 Dec 11:01 CTVNews 2422791597590282835.html
Eddie Cross: It cannot be Business as Usual in 2020

By Eddie Cross If there is one thing our leadership has to understand as we approach Christmas this year, it is that in 2020, we cannot continue to do things the way they have been done in the past decade. We go out of 2019 with so many areas of failure in terms of policy and activity that it is difficult to pick them out and deal with them one by one. So this weekly letter is going to cover my personal wish list for my country in 2020.

9 Dec 11:00 Nehanda Radio 3802011523651131409.html
Tories urge pro-UK voters to unite and back them in Scotland

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw made the plea as he said the election is ‘on a knife edge’.

9 Dec 11:56 Shropshire Star 3480199992442040478.html
FACT CHECK Trump and GOP Allies Deny Reality to Defend Almost-certain Impeachment

Trump misleads in suggesting that Ukraine's Zelenskiy didn’t have any concerns about the call. Nor was the call 'transcribed perfectly;' only a rough transcript was released by the White House

9 Dec 11:31 Haaretz 1431421788533153454.html
Partition on basis of religion: Amit Shah's jibe at Congress

Introducing the bill, Shah said the Congress 'divided' the country on the basis of religion that is why it was necessary to bring the bill.

9 Dec 11:27 Oneindia 2023829372069516587.html
Pete Buttigieg asked if taking big money out of politics includes not taking money from billionaires, he responds: 'No'

Pete Buttigieg implied that he would take money off billionaires and closed-door fundraisers during a terse exchange with a student activist, amid growing criticism of the Democratic candidate’s fundraising strategy.The 2020 presidential candidate has come under scrutiny for his decision to take money

9 Dec 11:18 Yahoo 7097669637287681121.html
North Korea Resumes Insults of 'Erratic Old Man' Trump

Kim Jong Un has warned he may take a 'new path' if the United States fails to address his demands

9 Dec 11:01 Haaretz 1431421787409942659.html
Charlie Parker: ‘We can attract good people’

IT is a ‘bit of a myth’ that the government finds it difficult to attract ‘good people’ to fill front-line roles – the real problem is inadequate support once they arrive, the government’s chief executive has said.

9 Dec 11:27 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775106574928.html
Johnson casts net for votes at fish market

Boris Johnson posed for selfies and watched a fish auction as cod and haddock were sold at Grimsby Fish Market.

9 Dec 11:34 Shropshire Star 3480199991773675208.html
Turkey expects EU Council to have constructive, objective stance

Turkey expects the European Council to have a constructive attitude, apart from political motives, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Monday. “We...

9 Dec 11:54 DAILY SABAH 8383944808414708217.html
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Investigators are trying to establish whether killer, 2nd Lt Mhd Alshamrani acted alone or was part of a larger plot.

9 Dec 11:24 Deccan Chronicle 7881006362883074880.html
10 things you need to know today: December 9, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee hears from impeachment investigators, the FBI treats the Pensacola base attack as terrorism, and more

9 Dec 11:43 The Week 149215354877631008.html
Police investigate arson attack on caravans and portable loos

Two caravans destroyed in fire

9 Dec 11:19 PlymouthLive 6373569608078526042.html
Saudi eateries rid of double entrances

Required entrances for single men and another for women and families now lifted.

9 Dec 11:50 Daily Nation 7421817124924662084.html
Road accident kills 12 in Niger - The Nation Newspaper

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in...

9 Dec 11:21 The Nation Newspaper 2658445901880908952.html
Congress’ Stand On CAB Hypocritical; This Act Passed By Nehru Government In 1950 Had Similar Provisions

The CAB only makes the 1950 Act more robust and explicit.

9 Dec 11:40 Swarajya 4977622829110133438.html
Rep. Sewell’s Voting Rights Bill Passes the House 

The House of Representatives last week passed a bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), meant to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that would make it more difficult for states to discriminate against voters of color. 

9 Dec 11:24 The Birmingham Times 7307868692701925791.html
We came to Bali to stop using drugs, Australian men tell court hearing

Melbourne nightclub figures William Cabantog, 35, and David Van Iersel, 38, face charges of cocaine possession, or alternative charges of abusing drugs for personal use.

9 Dec 11:41 The Age 7967730562129995880.html
It’s Not Because She’s a Woman

In early October, Elizabeth Warren hit her stride. Her stock in the Democratic primary had been climbing steadily since midsummer, and as Joe Biden continued to lag, the Massachusetts senator became the first presidential hopeful to overtake him as front-runner in the RealClearPolitics polling average.She

9 Dec 11:30 Yahoo 7097669637009639605.html
DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment

The PM is embarking on a blitz of Labour’s heartlands as the election campaign enters its final few days.

9 Dec 11:21 Breaking News 4415806918290154983.html
Labour's 'red wall' creaks as loyal voters consider other parties

West Bromwich, United Kingdom - Something unusual is stirring in this red-brick market town, and Ed Renyard senses it.

9 Dec 11:53 Aljazeera 6642629762562664151.html
American seen wrestling with ID-less off-duty cop in viral video charged with assault

An American banker seen in a now-viral video grappling with a man who turned out to be an off-duty police officer in an MTR station was charged with common assault and assaulting an officer today The incident happened on Saturday at Causeway Bay...

9 Dec 11:24 Coconuts 8871564984145515903.html
PA Releases Tortured Jewish Convert Jailed Since Yom Kippur

As punishment, besides the beatings, he was denied food and water, and as a result "I fainted three times and they took me to a hospital.”

9 Dec 11:23 The Jewish Press 7246030799827486914.html
Dutch government moves to ban laughing gas

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Monday announced plans to include nitrous oxide — better known as laughing gas — on its “black list” of forbidden drugs, in response to a rapid increase in usage of the gas among the nation’s youth.

9 Dec 11:59 Reuters 8334514180450546398.html
Shrewsbury woman, 21, charged over Co-op robbery

A 21-year-old Shrewsbury woman has been charged with robbing a Co-op store and possessing a fake gun.

9 Dec 11:04 Shropshire Star 3480199991526126452.html
Fayemi tasks police to fish out ‘killers’ during council poll

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has directed the police to fish out the killers of one Dotun Kosedake who was shot dead ...

9 Dec 11:34 Vanguard News 4125100340361802455.html
Man arrested after woman seriously injured in Newton Mearns house as cops probe 'disturbance'

The 41-year-old woman was raced to hospital.

9 Dec 11:39 dailyrecord 552235479037310103.html
Walmart apologizes for Christmas sweater with apparent drug reference

Walmart issued an apology for a Christmas sweater sold on its website that features an image of Santa Claus behind a table with white lines on it that appear to depict cocaine.

9 Dec 11:54 Fox 4 8372747777499615641.html
'Brexit referendum would be held before Indyref2' suggests Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister said that she would like to see the 'whole UK get the chance to stop Brexit', but a second referendum on Europe 'could still see Scotland leaving the union'.

9 Dec 11:13 dailyrecord 552235480353457916.html
North Korea calls Trump 'thoughtless' old man over tweets

Seoul, South Korea: North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a "thoughtless and sneaky old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

9 Dec 11:34 The Peninsula 1202843880957021593.html
Crisis: Ralph Dibny Jokingly References Classic DC Superteam in New Footage

A behind-the-scenes featurette for Crisis on Infinite Earths reveals previously unseen footage of Ralph Dibney reacting to the crossover.

9 Dec 11:12 CBR.com 1295516962419785958.html
Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

The swap raised hopes of other similar actions and was seen as a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

9 Dec 11:19 An-Nahar 2220466262336778979.html
Why Europe will choose the US over China

America’s allies are belatedly heeding its warnings about the Chinese technology threat

9 Dec 11:56 Financial Times 707176888626298017.html
NFL star Khalil Mack pays off 300 holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in his hometown

(CNN) — Chicago Bears star linebacker Khalil Mack is spreading Christmas joy by paying off all the holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in Florida. The store...

9 Dec 11:22 WSVN 7News 4504855331140751093.html
Scottish Labour say Section 30 order for IndyRef2 will not be granted should Jeremy Corbyn become PM

Scottish Labour insists a Section 30 order for a referendum on Scots independence will not be granted should Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister on Friday.

9 Dec 11:28 The Courier 4275302766816252124.html
Finland is about to get the world’s youngest Prime Minister

At just 34 years old, Sanna Marin is about to make history as she becomes the world’s youngest prime minister.

9 Dec 11:12 The Peninsula 1202843882573375921.html
Okpe Union (North America) donates books to Schools

Members of the Okpe Union in North America have donated textbooks worth thousands of naira to some schools in Sapele and Okpe Local Government Area...

9 Dec 11:13 Vanguard News 4125100340110724392.html
What The Karnataka Bypoll Results Mean For Yediyurappa And Congress

The BJP won 12 of the total 15 seats in the bypolls and Congress only managed to get two. Siddaramaiah resigned as Leader of Congress Legislature Party and Leader of Opposition.

9 Dec 11:00 HUFFPOST 6665507017205202419.html
NAS Pensacola Attack: US Defense Secretary Orders Review Of Military Base Security

The call follows a shooting at a naval base in Florida that left three sailors dead.

9 Dec 11:40 Forces Network 3883413829126755647.html
Man accused of carving his name on girlfriend's face with knife

A San Antonio man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and carving his name on her forehead with a knife.

9 Dec 11:49 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202699315609.html
JNU students lathi-charged by police during march to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Heavy deployment of police was in place ahead of the JNU students’ march towards Rashtrpati Bhavan in protest against the hostel fee hike.

9 Dec 11:13 The Hindu 6679535024710441156.html
Scottish Labour out to defy polls once again

The party picked up seven MPs in the 2017 General Election against expectations.

9 Dec 11:28 Jersey Evening Post 6141642775044278626.html
SUV driver fined Rs 9,500 for damaging a tree in Telangana town

Since September 2018, Siddipet horticulture officers have collected over Rs 1.2 lakh as penalties on damages to trees planted under the 'Haritha Haram' afforestation programme.

9 Dec 11:56 The Indian Express 2885715105236922576.html
OPM gives 28,000 kgs of rice to elderly women, persons living with HIV/AIDs in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 1,400 elderly women and Persons Living with HIV/AIDs in Gulu municipality have received 28,000 kilograms of rice from the office of the prime minister. Denis Owachgiu Nono, the Community Services Secretary Gulu Municipal council, says each of the four divisions has 350 beneficiaries. Nono, who is …

9 Dec 11:06 The Independent Uganda: 5099025989396322707.html
Afghan MPs Approve Law on Protection of Children

Afghan MPs have approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights--the Child Protection Act--on Monday after years of wrangling over the legal age of boys and girls.

9 Dec 11:56 TOLO news 5578851438608543151.html
Project and system

There are two ways of seeing order in the world: as a spontaneous system or as an intentional project. Which way lies freedom?

9 Dec 11:00 Aeon 6690650597983240135.html
Charity: Over 110 children killed in 2 Yemeni areas in 2019

CAIRO — Over 110 Yemeni children were killed between January and October in the key port city of Hodeida and a southwestern province, an international charity said Monday. Save the Children said in a report that 56 children were killed and 170 wounded as a direct result of fighting in Hodeida, despite a cease-fire there …

9 Dec 11:17 City NEWS 1130 5858657121133563767.html
Democrats poised to unveil two impeachment articles vs. Trump

House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- with an announcement expected early Tuesday.

9 Dec 11:01 CTVNews 2422791599134571999.html
Senate braces for brawl on Trump impeachment rules

Senators are bracing for a partisan brawl over the rules of President Trump's looming impeachment trial.

9 Dec 11:00 TheHill 355432918817125185.html
North Korea calls President Trump 'erratic old man' over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders.

9 Dec 11:30 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay 5911730202904314108.html
Peace in sight? Paris summit seeks solution for Ukraine war

The summit notably includes the first face-to-face meeting between Zelenskiy, a comic actor and political novice, with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

9 Dec 11:15 An-Nahar 2220466262228154326.html
Cheney Warns Trump Disengagement in Mideast Benefits Iran, Russia

The former vice president mentioned Trump by name only once, but his comments cut to the core of several U.S. policies in the Middle East

9 Dec 11:59 Haaretz 1431421788468640649.html
Swedish court clears Stora Enso over largest wildfire in decades

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish district court on Monday acquitted Finnish paper firm Stora Enso of responsibility for causing Sweden’s largest wildfire in 40 years, instead fining a subcontractor.

9 Dec 11:49 Reuters 8334514181775210680.html
Impeachment witness: Trump poses election 'danger'

U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to "cheat to win an election" are a threat to national security, the top Democratic investigator testified Monday as the House Judiciary Committee pushes ahead with articles of impeachment.

9 Dec 11:01 CTVNews 2422791597284644909.html
Palestinian ex-prisoners recall torture in Israeli detention

Ramallah, Occupied West Bank - It was supposed to be a normal Wednesday for Samer Arbeed and his wife, Noura, picking up and dropping off the children, eating leftovers for lunch, and working on a sink-load of dishes.

9 Dec 11:07 Aljazeera 6642629763905331270.html
Ron Lauder Pledges $25 Million for Campaign Against Anti-Semitism

Mr. Lauder, a billionaire and longtime Republican contributor, cast the effort as more aggressive than that of other Jewish advocacy groups, outlining plans to air television and radio ads.

9 Dec 11:00 NY Times 1961078289034436040.html
This week: House impeachment inquiry hits crucial stretch

The House inquiry is set to hit a tipping point this week, as Democrats prepare to unveil articles of impeachment against President Trump. 

9 Dec 11:01 TheHill 355432918240251665.html
Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani's fiery media appearances

Rudy Giuliani was a key figure in the events that sparked an impeachment probe, and his actions have long concerned Trump administration officials.

9 Dec 11:18 Yahoo 7097669638385067459.html
Charity: Over 110 children killed in 2 Yemeni areas in 2019

Over 110 Yemeni children were killed between January and October in the key port city of Hodeida and a southwestern province, an international charity said Monday. Save the Children said in a report that 56 children were killed and 170 wounded as a direct result of fighting in Hodeida, despite a cease-fire

9 Dec 11:16 Yahoo 7097669638691438514.html
‘No More Survivors Expected’ Among Dozens of Tourists Caught in New Zealand Volcano

At least five people have died and more than 20 are still unaccounted for after the White Island/Whakaari volcano off the coast of New Zealand erupted without warning Monday as tourists hiked around the rim and walked inside the crater. Authorities say an estimated 30 to 38 of those on the island when

9 Dec 11:01 Yahoo 7097669636973778717.html
Four rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport

BAGHDAD — Four Katyusha rockets hit a military base near Baghdad International Airport early on Monday, wounding at least six soldiers, Iraqi security officials said. It was the latest incident in a series of rocket attacks in recent weeks. Iraqi security forces discovered a rocket launcher and some defused rockets nearby after searching the area …

9 Dec 11:20 City NEWS 1130 5858657121247802753.html
Watch: Reporter speaks out against man who assaulted her during a live news segment

‘No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!’ said Alex Bozarjian.

9 Dec 11:02 Scroll.in 8669301693924222210.html
Happy bellies: 2020 to be a year of Turkish cuisine

Local cuisine is a significant element of a country's essence that influences many aspects of its culture, lifestyle and people. Turkish cuisine is one...

9 Dec 11:59 DAILY SABAH 8383944809069186880.html
Rohingya refugees demand justice for Myanmar genocide at ICJ

Rohingya genocide hearings at the International Court of Justice start at The Hague as human rights campaigners call for a global boycott of Myanmar to stop violence against the Muslim minority group

9 Dec 11:59 DAILY SABAH 8383944808719636298.html
Shiv Sena Monkey Balances On Citizenship Amendment Bill: Announces Support But Says Give No Voting Rights

A move that may embarrass the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra, the Sena have decided to back the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which the Congress brands as "unconstitutional".

9 Dec 11:13 Swarajya 4977622830292012654.html
Report: One-third of daycare subsidies goes to kollel families

Daycare subsidies no longer serving original purpose of encouraging women to work in addition to their husbands, report says.

9 Dec 11:00 Israel National News 5374683669693936706.html
Sanna Marin Appointed As Finland’s Youngest Prime Minister Aged 34

A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker will become Finland’s youngest ever prime minister and its third female government leader

9 Dec 11:19 UNILAD 6373328986159744246.html
Bernie Sanders Staff Member Who Posted anti-Semitic, Homophobic Tweets ‘No Longer With Campaign’

The Republican Jewish Coalition in a statement issued on Friday afternoon called on the Sanders campaign to fire Darius Khalil Gordon

9 Dec 11:52 Haaretz 1431421787703574281.html
DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment

Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking his word over his commitment to protect the union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. As the Prime Minister faced fresh questions over trade within the UK after Brexit, Arlene Foster said Government officials had told her there would need to be checks. Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the sense of some in the unionist community that Mr Johnson’s deal was a “betrayal”, she said: “I think it is right for the leadership of unionism in Northern Ireland to try to work with the prime minister of the day to get the best deal for Northern Ireland. “We will always do that. We will continue to do that. I think it says more about the person who broke their word than me and the leadership of the… Democratic Unionist Party.”

9 Dec 11:25 ITV News 2184971257083582398.html
Labour will renationalise water and energy in first 100 days if they win

John McDonnell said 'we're setting our sights higher than any opposition party has ever done before'.

9 Dec 11:45 Metro 970161748929578524.html
Marvin Rees calls councillors' plan to complain a 'fake debate'

“I feel that we’re being ignored," an opposition councillor said

9 Dec 11:31 BristolLive 4740742017627075102.html
JNU protest: Police resort to lathicharge after clash with students

Police resorted to lathicharge after a clash with protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students during protest march over fee hike.

9 Dec 11:02 Oneindia 2023829371830841988.html
Surrey residents are told to keep their windows closed and M3 junction is shut as emergency services deal with chemical spill

Surrey Police said officers were called to a private address in South Farm Lane in Lightwater at around 9am today.

9 Dec 11:42 Mail Online 124328112073411748.html
Scottish Labour out to defy polls once again

The party picked up seven MPs in the 2017 General Election against expectations.

9 Dec 11:28 Express & Star 7324224460508875106.html
Nadler: If Trump Is Not Removed From Office, He “Will Do Everything He Can To Make It Not A Fair Election”

Yes, this is actually happening

9 Dec 11:39 Infowars 1950426313786314577.html
Warning issued on peace talks saboteurs

WHILE the Makabayan bloc welcomed the move to resume peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) they warned about saboteurs.

9 Dec 11:05 Journal Online 6375127392460748174.html
UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line

Britain's general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ...

9 Dec 11:54 CNA 5644198863473467754.html
The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment

A crucial week on impeachment

9 Dec 11:26 TheHill 355432919026395389.html
John McDonnell confirms date of first Labour Budget as February 5

Despite the election polls, the Shadow Chancellor outlined the details as he voted to set up a major fund before Christmas and start nationalising water and energy within 100 days of entering 10 Downing Street

9 Dec 11:15 mirror 675785260778817920.html
Judd Gregg: Send them home

OPINION: The excesses of President Trump and his opponents in the Democratic Party need to be curbed.

9 Dec 11:00 TheHill 355432919334105695.html
Child poverty figures show much more needs to be done

The New Zealand Maori Council has called the latest childhood poverty statistics released by the Children’s Commissioner as appalling for a first world nation and has called upon the Government to do more. Matthew Tukaki, the Councils Executive Director has also indicated that a good per head of population proportion within the data shows that Maori and Pacific communities are most affected.

9 Dec 11:04 SCOOP 5315658999387788057.html
Rudy Giuliani Is Living the Dream

Don’t let his butt-dials distract from his cunning.

9 Dec 11:00 The Atlantic 100708436997715541.html
EU weighs response to Turkey-Libya maritime border deal

Brussels (AP) - European Union foreign ministers debated Monday how to respond to a controversial agreement between Turkey and Libya that could give Turkey access to a contested economic zone across the Mediterranean Sea.

9 Dec 11:09 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541636692554324.html
Two Wolves fans arrested by police for homophobic abuse at Brighton match

Two Wolves supporters were arrested by Sussex Police after homophobic abuse directed at Brighton fans with the club condemning their behaviour

9 Dec 11:18 Irish Mirror 2875825629941703248.html
The English history of impeachment

It is a story of uncertainty, factionalism, and mob rule

9 Dec 11:00 The Week 149215355949723286.html
Terror Roundup: Two Separate Stabbing Attempts in Hebron

Other terror-related incidents that took place in Israel yesterday included a rabbi who was pulled out of his vehicle and beaten by Arabs in front of his kids in the central city of Lod.

9 Dec 11:10 Breaking Israel News 540123160232608303.html
Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges

Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against U.S. President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings.

9 Dec 11:01 CTVNews 2422791599249108455.html
At a pro-Israel conference, Trump told Jewish voters they'd vote for him to avoid a wealth tax

During his speech to the Israeli American Council, President Donald Trump also said some Jewish people 'don't love Israel enough.'

9 Dec 11:02 Business Insider Nederland 7680839747960354016.html
Bitcoin ransomware locks 10 years’ worth of government data in Argentina

Bitcoin-hungry hackers have attacked a data center in Argentina which houses local government files.

9 Dec 11:58 Hard Fork | The Next Web 3990801510322672478.html
Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Police conducts 3D laser scan of building to recreate scene

A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory also visited the site and collected samples from the four-storey Anaj Mandi building.

9 Dec 11:56 The Hindu 6679535024783918575.html
'It was horrible': CP Rail train derails in Sask., sparking fire that closes highway

The fiery derailment of a Canadian Pacific (CP) freight train overnight left a large swath of highway in Saskatchewan closed Monday morning.

9 Dec 11:25 Saskatoon 2258376080743685326.html
Satellite images show North Korea tried out rocket engine in 'very important' test: Report

Satellite imagery captured before and after North Korea conducted what it called a "very important" test at its missile launch site suggested it had tested a rocket engine, experts said on Monday. It was the latest of a series of weapons tests and statements from Pyongyang, as its year-end deadline for Washington to soften its stance in denuclearisation talks draws near.

9 Dec 11:12 WION 1570469241634484976.html
Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani’s fiery media appearances

Attorney General William Barr became so concerned about Rudy Giuliani’s actions that he warned President Donald Trump that his personal attorney was becoming a liability, three people familiar with the conversations told The Washington Post.

9 Dec 11:18 Business Insider Malaysia 8325046882529436331.html
Spurring International Action to Remember the ‘Forgotten’ Mideast Jewish Refugees

“For many reasons, awareness of our communities’ history is not at the level it should be. We welcome any opportunity to educate and engage diplomats and foreign dignitaries on the story of the ignored and forgotten Jewish refugees,” said JIMENA board member Nathaniel Malka.

9 Dec 11:21 The Jewish Press 7246030800028772849.html
In a first, Sri Lanka appoints military officer as intelligence chief

It is the first time in Sri Lankan history that a military officer had been appointed as the SIS chief, it added

9 Dec 11:55 Business-Standard 1502508925425481961.html
Riyadh Gears up to Host 40th GCC Summit on Tuesday

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz will chair in Riyadh on Tuesday the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. Riyadh has previously hosted the GCC summit on eight occasions. GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani

9 Dec 11:00 Asharq AL-awsat 7659932795731404.html
Turkey is blackmailing Greece with Libya Agreement: Greek FM

Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias called out the recent agreement between Turkey and Libya as a product of blackmail, during an interview on Sunday with ANT1 TV.

9 Dec 11:57 Greek City Times 1506177376598580299.html
North Korea Calls Trump 'Erratic' Old Man Over Tweets

Former nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol said North Korea wouldn’t cave in to U.S. pressure because it has nothing to lose.

9 Dec 11:36 HuffPost 5982769915024563397.html
Anarchists vandalise Alexander the Great and 1821 Greek War Hero

Anarchists vandalised the newly erected statue of Alexander the Great and that of 1821 Greek War of Independence hero, Theodoros Kolokotronis in central Athens last night, in what has become a routine occurrence in the Greek capital for decades.

9 Dec 11:16 Greek City Times 1506177378098865192.html
Deadly India fire in one of thousands of illegal factories

NEW DELHI (AP) - Day laborers in one of New Delhi's most congested neighborhoods demonstrated against unsafe working conditions on Monday, a day after at least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire at an illegal factory there.

9 Dec 11:44 WFXT 6395891953295746080.html
'He threw my half-naked and bound body into a bush': Victim recounts Edwards' rape

Horrific details of how the accused Claremont serial killer abducted and raped a teenager before throwing her limp, half-naked and bound body into dense shrubs at a cemetery have been revealed for the first time.

9 Dec 11:37 The Age 7967730562586835547.html
Citizenship Bill: Why Assam Can’t Afford To Throw Out Hindu Migrants From Bangladesh Even If They’re Paperless

The Bangladeshi Muslim migrants have fraudulently obtained citizenship documents; the Hindu migrants have not.

9 Dec 11:01 Swarajya 4977622829425649897.html
Saudi military training under review after US shooting

US lawmakers call for a halt of the program after Saudi officer killed three Americans.

9 Dec 11:40 Daily Nation 7421817124110401258.html
12 killed in Niger car accident

The accident involved 103 people: 55 female, 40 male, eight children, five adults.

9 Dec 11:14 Premium Times Nigeria 5456729300259000748.html
Democrats poised to unveil two impeachment articles against Trump

House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump.

9 Dec 11:01 CTVNews 2422791598420813439.html
Putin set for landmark Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine's east on Monday, in a much-anticipated summit in Paris.

9 Dec 11:47 Manila Bulletin News 7849457200920589195.html
UPDATED: Civil society gives FG 14-day ultimatum over Sowore

Friday Olokor, Abuja A coalition of over 200 civil society organisations on Monday issued a 14-day ultimatum within which President Muhammadu Buhari should show commitment to the rule of law fac...

9 Dec 11:43 Punch Newspapers 3524240994679162508.html
China says people held in Xinjiang camps have ‘graduated’, condemns U.S. bill

People held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region have now “graduated” and new trainees will have the freedom to come and go, the regional governor said.

9 Dec 11:33 Vanguard News 4125100340531615690.html
'What coup! It was a change of administration' said SADC - sheer folly, let coup gene out, again

For the last 39 years the country has drifted like a log, with ordinary people hang on to the log for dear life, in the flood Zambezi River, totally at the merc...

9 Dec 11:09 Bulawayo24 News 5565663540442041548.html
Iran Accuses Israel of Nuclear Missile Test Aimed at Islamic Republic

The Arrow 3 is an exoatmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile, jointly funded, developed and produced by Israel and the United States.

9 Dec 11:24 Breaking Israel News 540123161002693603.html
JNU: Protest Over Fee Hike Turns Violent, Police Lathicharge Agitating Students

The development comes after the JNU administration rejected the students'demand for complete rollback of the proposed hike in the hostel.

9 Dec 11:31 India.com 7150386084791844734.html
Boy oh boy! Two male pandas make public debut at Berlin Zoo

The cuteness level at Berlin Zoo doubled on Monday when a pair of twin panda cubs made their public debut, with the zoo revealing the cuddly bundles of fur were both boys.

9 Dec 11:34 Thelocal.de 270941995060751231.html
Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani's fiery media appearances

Attorney General William Barr became so concerned about Rudy Giuliani’s actions that he warned President Donald Trump that his personal attorney was becoming a liability, three people familiar with the conversations told The Washington Post.

9 Dec 11:18 Business Insider Australia 5575934300288967339.html
Berlin zoo reveals names and gender of panda twin cubs

There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated to be alive in the wild today.

9 Dec 11:58 Jersey Evening Post 6141642774342074612.html
On Sonia Gandhi’s birthday, Puducherry CM distributes onions to party workers

In a tweet, the Puducherry chief minister is seen offering prayers at a temple for the long life of Congress chief. He also said that "she has made immense sacrifices for the country".

9 Dec 11:41 The Indian Express 2885715105689311906.html
Afghan MPs Approve Law on Protection of Children

Afghan MPs have approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights--the Child Protection Act--on Monday after years of wrangling over the legal age of boys and girls.

9 Dec 11:56 TOLO news 5578851439402222922.html
Four rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport

Four Katyusha rockets hit a military base near Baghdad International Airport early on Monday, wounding at least six soldiers, Iraqi security officials said. It was the latest incident in a series of rocket attacks in recent weeks. Iraqi security forces discovered a rocket launcher and some defused

9 Dec 11:19 Yahoo 7097669638102921869.html
On International Anti-Corruption Day, Iohannis say corruption scourge undermines democracy, rule of law

Corruption weakens the state, erodes the institutions and generates a setback of the society as a whole, and the scourge undermines democracy...

9 Dec 11:34 Stiri pe surse 4858045013183754798.html
Qatar’s Emir Unlikely to Attend Gulf Summit in Riyadh

(Bloomberg) -- Qatar’s emir isn’t likely to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council heads of state summit starting Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, according to people familiar with the matter who confirmed progress toward mending a drawn-out regional rift while tempering expectations of a breakthrough this week.Sheikh

9 Dec 11:31 Yahoo 7097669638505898921.html
US, Saudi Arabia try to throw off 'Wahhabi-linked' mess they created

Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes. The phrase is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates'...

9 Dec 11:59 DAILY SABAH 8383944808148350315.html
God Takes Blame for Attacking Brexit Party Advert in Doncaster

Political activists in Doncaster are all off the hook today, after police decided that a mobile Brexit Party banner had not been rammed off the road by an angry local as initially claimed. Blame for the incident has now been placed on the wind.

9 Dec 11:20 Gizmodo UK 8363059001307115726.html
Berlin zoo reveals names and gender of panda twin cubs

There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated to be alive in the wild today.

9 Dec 11:56 Shropshire Star 3480199992260493556.html
Special Police Operation against Drunk or Drugged Drivers

A special police operation against driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is taking place in Bulgaria, the press office of the Ministry of the Interior reported. The EU-wide operation by European traffic police Tispol will take place from 10 to 16 December.

9 Dec 11:58 novinite.com 4235039571247751611.html
Factcheck: a Labour government would not mean an extra murder a week

Tory research claims party’s opposition to stop and search would lead to a crime surge

9 Dec 11:56 the Guardian 1491978796440407771.html
Mount Trenchard direct provision centre must close, says Limerick charity

Residents of Foynes centre living in ‘the most challenging’ asylum conditions in Ireland

9 Dec 11:06 The Irish Times 8204772968494428449.html
Citizenship bill introduced; Bill is not 0.001% against minorities, Amit Shah

He said Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will not be benefited from the bill as ‘they have not faced religious prosecution’.

9 Dec 11:50 Reporter 1467643669323522054.html
Only 19 Senators Are A “Firm No” Against Impeachment – And There Are Whispers Some Republicans May Turn On Trump

Anything could still happen in the weeks ahead

9 Dec 11:43 Infowars 1950426314710308962.html
Road accident claims 12 lives in Niger —FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Niger State has said that 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill Village along Mokwa-Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state. Th...

9 Dec 11:35 Punch Newspapers 3524240995645998123.html
Deadly India fire in one of thousands of illegal factories

NEW DELHI (AP) - Day laborers in one of New Delhi's most congested neighborhoods demonstrated against unsafe working conditions on Monday, a day after at least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire at an illegal factory there.

9 Dec 11:44 NEWS wpxi.com 7786541636855494243.html
Berlin zoo reveals names and gender of panda twin cubs

There are fewer than 2,000 of the endangered pandas estimated to be alive in the wild today.

9 Dec 11:56 Express & Star 7324224459806671092.html
Communism claims a ploy to tarnish democratic process, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy has expressed disappointment over allegations made by a Terengganu Umno member that communist elements have infiltrated the government. In a statement today, he said such claims are clear efforts to...

9 Dec 11:54 Malaymail 302165935008765708.html
An impressive BJP and a hopelessly divided Congress: Analysing the Karnataka by-poll

However the fact here is that the Congress has yet proven that in Karnataka no one defeats the party, but it ends up defeating itself.

9 Dec 11:46 Oneindia 2023829371990958280.html
’A big blow to the city.’ Iconic NoDa restaurant owner shot, killed

One of the owners of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed while opening up the restaurant early Monday morning, police say.

9 Dec 11:19 WBTV 6439870257862332157.html
Squirming Boris Johnson repeats promise to lie in front of Heathrow bulldozers

In an awkward grilling the Prime Minister claimed he may honour his promise to stop Heathrow Airport's controversial third runway using his own body 'were the bulldozers to appear'

9 Dec 11:50 mirror 675785261513863668.html
PM Modi cautions people against Congress in Jharkhand

Modi, who was addressing a poll rally at Bokaro, compared Jharkhand to a youth attaining 19 years and its citizens its gaurdian and appealed to the people of the state to vote for the BJP government for the second time in a row.

9 Dec 11:32 The Economic Times 7653256036931770906.html
REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.TOP STORIESGLOBALNEWZEALAND-VOLCANO/'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

9 Dec 11:02 Successful Farming 8502642055166671186.html
Syrian sisters ask world community to help war victims

Two Syrian siblings have been using social media to call on the international community to help victims of war in their country. Forced by Syrian regime...

9 Dec 11:59 DAILY SABAH 8383944808601470914.html
Coronation Street SPOILERS: Geoff and Yasmeen return to Weatherfield with bombshell news TONIGHT!

Geoff has been controlling Yasmeen!

9 Dec 11:16 Entertainment Daily 8392972516838011862.html
Pope names Tagle to Vatican post

POPE Francis has named Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to the top Vatican post of Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

9 Dec 11:06 Journal Online 6375127392144165656.html
Turkey deports 11 French suspected ISIL members

Turkey has deported 11 French nationals who are suspected of being members of the ISIL (ISIS) armed group.

9 Dec 11:14 Aljazeera 6642629763079878045.html
UK election campaign enters final rounds with Brexit on the line

Johnson is hoping to regain the Conservative majority lost by his predecessor Theresa May in the last election, just two years ago, while Corbyn is aiming to upset the odds and usher in the first Labour government for nine years.

9 Dec 11:56 Saudi Gazette 6913978434154648698.html
Church nativity scene depicts figures as refugees separated in cages

A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

9 Dec 11:48 CHANNEL3000 830332542891227667.html
Man suffers 'serious and possible life changing injuries' in Dublin collision

Gardaí said the emergency services attended the scene of a two-car collision on the Corballis Rd at around 6.40am this morning.

9 Dec 11:49 Breaking News 4415806918888258994.html
Scottish Labour out to defy polls once again

The party picked up seven MPs in the 2017 General Election against expectations.

9 Dec 11:28 Shropshire Star 3480199992962697570.html
Catholic Congress recommends dialogical approach for church reformation in Africa

The Pan African Catholic Congress has resolved to use dialogical approach for the renewal and reform of the church and her institutions i

9 Dec 11:32 Vanguard News 4125100339601086384.html
GBP positioning higher ahead of election – ING

According to CFTC data for the week between 27 Nov-3 Dec, speculative investors have trimmed some GBP shorts with latest polls keep cementing the pros

9 Dec 11:59 FXStreet 4480975638041236073.html
Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

The first lady released photos and a video of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue decorated for Christmas with the theme "The Spirit of America."

9 Dec 11:58 Yahoo 7097669637535992422.html
Rape-murder victim's relatives to get guns and guards

India has long battle­d a high number of violen­t crimes agains­t women, partic­ularly sexual assaul­t

9 Dec 15:19 The Express Tribune 1105816786847993139.html
American midfielder Seymore joins Sligo Rovers

Liam Buckley says the 27-year-old has all the attributes to succeed in the League of Ireland.

9 Dec 15:41 The42 5369852631297487215.html
If There Will be New Elections, They Will be Held on March 2, 2020

Elections would have automatically been set for March 10, but that falls out on the Jewish holiday of Purim.

9 Dec 15:46 The Jewish Press 7246030800096335650.html
iDreamSky in talks to buy Leyou

Mobile publisher would get controlling interest in fellow Chinese outfit with stakes in Digital Extremes, Splash Damage, SNK Playmore

9 Dec 15:38 GamesIndustry.biz 1615590113471976796.html
Billie Piper begs voters to reject the Tories with extremely cheeky T-shirt

Singer Billie Piper has shared a snap of herself wearing a T-shirt with an election-themed twist on the 'Tesco' as she encourages voters to cast tactical ballots in the general election

9 Dec 15:17 mirror 675785261651264317.html
US DOJ watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid despite flaws

The United States Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report on Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters.

9 Dec 15:06 Aljazeera 6642629762508696558.html
Dumbarton council offices turn green for children's charity

Dumbarton Academy building in the town’s Church Street was bathed in green light, to highlight an NSPCC campaign

9 Dec 15:36 dailyrecord 552235480662248121.html
More than 100 Middletown-based soldiers to be sent off to year-long deployment

ST. CLAIR TWP., Butler County — More than 100 soldiers with the 324th Military Police Co. with the Ohio National Guard based in Middletown will soon deploy for a year to support the U.S. Southern Command operations, according to the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department.

9 Dec 15:08 Whio 8204027954347606872.html
Poverty blighted my childhood. I’m voting to help today’s cold and hungry kids

Boris Johnson’s government is predicted to impoverish hundreds of thousands more children, says author Kerry Hudson

9 Dec 15:52 the Guardian 1491978795619216380.html
Is Boris Johnson telling the truth on Northern Ireland border checks?

The UK prime minister has been called out as wrong for saying there will be no checks on goods between Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

9 Dec 15:27 euronews 7318238121906127456.html
Crypto Community Crowns Tezos (XTZ) As The New ‘Ethereum of 2017’

Ever since its launch last year, Tezos has done quite a lot to improve its feats and keeps on doing so. As the company appears to continue with

9 Dec 15:03 CryptoPotato 7087008391658643284.html
If 1998 Impeachment Backfired on Republicans, Expect a Bloodbath For Dems In 2020

Remember when Democrats admitted that a partisan impeachment would be a disaster for the country?

9 Dec 15:00 Townhall 6083908947919971209.html
Iran says ready for more US prisoner swaps

Trump thanke­d Iran for what he called a 'very fair negoti­ation' after an Americ­an schola­r was releas­ed on Saturd­ay

9 Dec 15:26 The Express Tribune 1105816787883092392.html
Grandmother, 60, is jailed for more than two years for blackmailing man in his 60s out of £30,000 over brief 'sexual encounter' that cost him his marriage

Lorraine Cox (pictured), 60, was jailed for two and a half years at Newcastle Crown Court following the cruel blackmail.

9 Dec 15:59 Mail Online 124328110672502777.html
Man hurled racist insults at Exeter McDonalds worker

Exeter magistrates court heard that it was 'an unpleasant incident which was racially aggravated'

9 Dec 15:30 DevonLive 2469244512029962449.html
Pinehouse inquiry report expected by year's end

The formal portion of the inquiry into the Northern Village of Pinehouse has concluded and the final report is expected by year's end.

9 Dec 15:00 Saskatoon StarPhoenix 8202104419715429728.html
Erdogan: Muslim Countries Need to Provide Better Living Conditions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslim countries to provide better living conditions for people by improving economic stability and prosperity. This is possible if everyone follows the Islamic principle of helping the needy, Sabah writes.

9 Dec 15:17 novinite.com 4235039570237665451.html
Mayo garda appeal issued over missing person

Gardai in Mayo are appealing for information to help them trace a missing person.

9 Dec 15:01 Connaught Telegraph 8840491533670595141.html
Allakos Does It Again; bluebird And Sunesis Data: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Biopharma

Allakos has spiked on sales chatter, despite being only in Phase 2 stage.bluebird bio reported positive data from the KarMMa trial.Vecabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor from Sunesis, produced disappointing da

9 Dec 15:15 Seeking Alpha 5725634556713083241.html
Full Video: Reporter Arrested After Calling Impeachment Hearings a Scam

Exclusive: Owen Shroyer booked in Washington, D.C.

9 Dec 15:13 Infowars 1950426314220382834.html
31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018, says govt

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that in 2016, six Army personnel died in terrorist attacks, followed by 13 in 2017 and 12 in 2018.

9 Dec 15:01 India Today 4286117812626765745.html
Walmart Canada issues apology for sweater depicting Santa Claus with apparent drug reference

This ugly Christmas sweater did not go over well at Walmart.

9 Dec 15:43 WFXT 6395891953302354050.html
'Amit Shah's name will be featured with Hitler, David Ben-Gurion': Owaisi on CAB

AIMIM leader also said that the Bill is in violation of the SC verdict in Sarbanan Sounwal case.

9 Dec 15:57 Deccan Chronicle 7881006364486117291.html
Israeli parties agree on March 2 election if no government formed

Israel's two biggest parties agreed on Monday on a March 2 election date, barring a last-minute power-sharing deal, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

9 Dec 15:23 DAILY SABAH 8383944808748255109.html
Rights Group Calls For Amendments To Russian Domestic Violence Bill

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on Russian lawmakers to amend a long-awaited draft law addressing domestic violence in order to bring it in line with international standards and include key protections for victims.

9 Dec 15:33 Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 5891794161948447057.html
'Heartless' Boris Johnson takes reporter's phone after refusing to look at photo of child on hospital floor

Boris Johnson has been accused of being "heartless" after refusing to look at a photo of a child sleeping on a hospital floor because of a lack of beds.

9 Dec 15:26 THE SCOTSMAN 4778851490353601592.html
European Union to prolong Russia sanctions: German minister

EU leaders will renew economic sanctions against Russia when they meet for a summit this week, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday. Maas said he saw no reason to relax the measures imposed on Moscow over its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions target whole sectors of the Russian economy, including its valuable oil and gas industries.

9 Dec 15:26 WION 1570469241560132687.html
Zahradil 'conflict of interest' probe may flounder

The European Parliament's internal body, designed to sanction MEPs for conflicts of interests, has failed to deliver any meaningful verdicts. Some are hoping a future proposal for a new independent ethics body will help hold MEPs accountable.

9 Dec 15:29 EUobserver 625925298550191844.html
Delhi fire tragedy: A tale of failed regulation and chaotic urbanisation

The political economy encourages vast, largely unregulated industrial activity, in utter violation of labour, safety and environment laws

9 Dec 15:23 BusinessLine 5283600330367605.html
Twitter stands by temporarily suspending Fox's Hegseth for posting Pensacola terrorist's manifesto

Twitter is standing by its decision to temporarily suspend Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth after he posted the Pensacola terrorist's manifesto on the social media platform.

9 Dec 15:14 Washington Examiner 4625792332792151913.html
Owaisi tears copy of Citizenship Amendment Bill , says it aims to make Muslims ‘stateless’

Owaisi’s act invites sharp reactions from treasury benches which described his act an ‘insult’ to Parliament.

9 Dec 15:20 The Hindu 6679535024994808287.html
Abdullah’s Team Sees No Outcome from Election Meeting

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team at a news conference on Monday said the meeting about the elections in Kabul was politically-motivated, which could not lead to a solution.

9 Dec 15:55 TOLO news 5578851437800975821.html
GOP congresswoman demands Schiff release call logs

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik echoed a growing Republican cry for the release of call records showing contacts between the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and the whistleblower whose report has sparked an impeachment investigation into President Trump.

9 Dec 15:35 Washington Examiner 4625792331865691147.html
Karnataka bypoll results: Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao resign after Congress poor show

However, the Congress high command in Delhi is yet to take a call on these resignations.

9 Dec 15:33 The Indian Express 2885715104197581496.html
Istanbul metro line seeks to improve air quality

Metro Istanbul, which runs the metro services in the city, joined forces with Istanbul municipality's environmental agency to improve air quality in metro...

9 Dec 15:13 DAILY SABAH 8383944808599526865.html
Billie Piper begs voters to reject the Tories with extremely cheeky T-shirt

Singer Billie Piper has shared a snap of herself wearing a T-shirt with an election-themed twist on the 'Tesco' as she encourages voters to cast tactical ballots in the general election

9 Dec 15:17 Irish Mirror 2875825628982584115.html
PM criticised by Sturgeon over comments on EU migrants

Scotland’s First Minister branded Boris Johnson’s remarks ‘despicable’ and described them as ‘anti-immigration rhetoric’.

9 Dec 15:37 Jersey Evening Post 6141642773359143444.html
Jim Jordan: House Democratic staff not 'accountable to the people'

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee instead of lawyers for the two parties arguing over whether or not to impeach President Trump.

9 Dec 15:55 Washington Examiner 4625792332579147528.html
PM criticised by Sturgeon over comments on EU migrants

Scotland’s First Minister branded Boris Johnson’s remarks ‘despicable’ and described them as ‘anti-immigration rhetoric’.

9 Dec 15:36 Shropshire Star 3480199991277562388.html
Aspley man appears in court to face charge of burgling a house in the Broxtowe estate

The address of the house involved is Denewood Crescent on the Broxtowe estate

9 Dec 15:02 NottinghamshireLive 5149776703282217040.html
Johnson ‘looking at’ abolishing BBC licence fee

The Prime Minister said whilst his party are currently “not planning to get rid of all TV licence fees”, he is “certainly looking at it”.

9 Dec 15:22 Shropshire Star 3480199992859503145.html
India's Parliament passes anti-Muslim citizenship bill

India's Parliament saw raucous scenes Monday and protests raged in the northeast of the country as lawmakers debated legislation that stands to give...

9 Dec 15:13 DAILY SABAH 8383944808950713846.html
Israeli fish farmers give peckish migratory pelicans a free lunch

Migratory pelicans have long raided Israeli fish farms, which try to deter them with loudspeakers, laser beams and by firing blank rounds from rifles. In their desperation, they have come up with another way: offering the birds a free lunch.

9 Dec 15:35 The Phnom Penh Post 4150766114502080532.html
FM Qureshi boycotts Indian minister’s speech at Istanbul conference

Quresh­i walks out of Heart of Asia confer­ence in protes­t agains­t Occupi­ed Kashmi­r clampd­own

9 Dec 15:31 The Express Tribune 1105816787373824662.html
Omo-Agege introduces amendment bill on electoral malpractice

Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege on Monday said, he had introduced a bill for comprehensive amendment of the Electoral Act No. 6 of 2010.

9 Dec 15:53 Vanguard News 4125100339072085608.html
Banksy Draws Attention to Homelessness in Birmingham With Christmas Mural

Another politically-charged mural to end the year.

9 Dec 15:48 HYPEBEAST 3806037269162885598.html
Locals in northern Syria back Turkey's presence in region

A survey released by Gallup shows that more than half of the locals back Turkey's offensive in northern Syria while expressing willingness to live under Turkish rule

9 Dec 15:51 DAILY SABAH 8383944809215713376.html
ED’s homeboys..Machete terrorists enjoy Mnangagwa protection: Goreraza

If I was the President, there would not be a single Mushurugwi breathing right now. I would have ordered that they not

9 Dec 15:05 ZWNEWS 6090563867276823496.html
2 4-year-olds escape deadly crash by unhooking seats, climbing to safety

Washington State Patrol says two young girls are alive after they managed to unhook themselves from their booster seats and climb to safety to escape an accident.

9 Dec 15:45 ABC15 Arizona 911680911131068179.html
Doug Collins Lets Loose on Dems: 'This May Become Known As the Focus Group Impeachment'

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, used his opening statement to blast the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Monday.

9 Dec 15:20 Townhall 6083908947898607987.html
Russia confident UK's top court to rule in its favor in Eurobond case vs Ukraine

The Russian finance ministry said on Monday it remained confident that the UK Supreme Court would rule in Moscow's favor in a Russia-Ukraine $3 billion Eurobond case, it said in a statement. The debt was borrowed six years ago by a pro-Russian president months before he was toppled in a popular

9 Dec 15:50 Yahoo 7097669638968554353.html
Teachers offer real-life solutions to improve education system

45 schools from seven States participate in ‘PolicyHack’

9 Dec 15:51 The Hindu 6679535026022042872.html
Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territory - For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passe

9 Dec 15:38 iNFOnews.ca 6669504245380022819.html
Giuliani says he hopes to present findings of Ukraine trip to GOP this week

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, said Monday that he expects to complete a report this week detailing his findings from his recent travels to Ukraine to counter the Democrats'

9 Dec 15:43 TheHill 355432918534819597.html
Child poverty efforts must be escalated

9th December 2019

9 Dec 15:51 SCOOP 5315658998902009677.html
Crucial week for Trump as impeachment drive heats up in divided Congress

The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader.

9 Dec 15:26 News24 3752801376782672540.html
Counter Attack Solution for All Problems in AP?

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Sessions began today this morning in Undavalli. The Principal Opposition Party, TDP has announced its intention of raking 13 issues in this session but the Ruling Party, YSR Congress seems to have some other ideas. The Ruling Party has no answers except for counter-attacking TDP with unrelated issues, the Opposition Party alleged.

9 Dec 15:44 MIRCHI9 6041804858890914431.html
Paris summit seeks resolution to Ukraine war

A series of meetings are being held at the Elysee presidential palace to try to revive a 2015 peace deal that has been largely ignored.

9 Dec 15:26 Shropshire Star 3480199992512282807.html
'Devastating' fire at Alberta dealership leaves 35 employees out of work

Fire destroyed the Edson Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership early Monday morning, leaving dozens of employees out of work.

9 Dec 15:07 Edmonton 2483052956128248944.html
As Tihar hunts for hangman, Tamil Nadu cop applies for executioner’s job to ensure justice for Nirbhaya

After reading about a lack of executioner in Tihar jail to hang the Nirbaya case convicts, S Subash Srinivasan volunteered to take up the role.

9 Dec 15:34 India Today 4286117813873592529.html
Finland ready to elect world's youngest prime minister

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Finland's Sanna Marin could become the world's youngest sitting prime minister this week at 34 after she was elected by her party late Sunday to assume its leadership position.

9 Dec 15:11 UPI 8257973865746358333.html
Jordan jails man over plot to attack Israel embassy

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for allegedly plotting to attack the Israeli embassy in Amman last year.

9 Dec 15:22 The Guardian 7580308504874963305.html
Supreme Court declines to hear Kentucky ultrasound law

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a Kentucky law that obligates doctors to show and describe ultrasounds to women who seek abortions, even if patients object.

9 Dec 15:03 TheHill 355432918793308206.html
Algeria Youth Scorn 'Dinosaur' Old Guard Ahead of Polls

Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the deep gulf between young people at the heart of a street protest movement and an aging elite they see as clinging to power. The poll, set for Thursday, will see five candidates,

9 Dec 15:30 Asharq AL-awsat 7659934027893108.html
Why Republicans should drag out Trump's Senate trial

Give Democrats what they asked for

9 Dec 15:11 The Week 149215355367219629.html
Disabled man dies in Franklin Parish fire

Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal fire in Franklin Parish.

9 Dec 15:52 KNOE 8 News 9048639192579999027.html
Calls for ‘Compulsive Liar’ AG Barr to Resign Swell After Misleading Statement About DOJ’s FBI Report

Attorney General William Barr was widely accused of lying, dishonesty and being an all around hack for President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon over his reaction to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Officer of Inspector General (OIG) report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) leading up to the Russiagate investigation started by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

9 Dec 15:46 Law & Crime 7990899037675296052.html
U.K.: The Page Has Turned

Elections are providing outlet for Brexit uncertainty.GDP forecasted to grow and stabilise.UK has fiscal space for mitigating negative Brexit outcomes.

9 Dec 15:50 Seeking Alpha 5725634556456019531.html
U.S.-Taliban talks resume, raising prospect of an end to America's longest war

A Western official told NBC News that Washington had "ambitious timelines" for the talks and was pushing to secure a deal by the end of December.

9 Dec 15:27 euronews 7318238121903063083.html
One man killed after vehicle rolls on Erastus Durbin Road in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY — One person was killed after a single-vehicle crash on Erastus Durbin Road near state Route 119 early this morning.

9 Dec 15:08 Whio 8204027954319254475.html
US continues to block appointment to key WTO body

Washington spurns the draft General Council decision presented by facilitator

9 Dec 15:37 BusinessLine 5283600796085048.html
Judiciary fireworks: GOP accuses Democratic counsel of impugning Trump's motives

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee accused a Democratic counsel offering impeachment evidence of impugning the motives of President Trump, the latest round of fireworks in a testy and

9 Dec 15:44 TheHill 355432918769715110.html
Politics in Morocco Difficult, Government Doesn’t Rule: Benkirane

Morocco's former Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane said Saturday his country is not experiencing an ideal democracy, and “its government doesn’t rule.” He stressed that politics is difficult in the country but not impossible. “I have been away for a

9 Dec 15:00 Asharq AL-awsat 7659932991179331.html
Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat

Former Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) will drop his challenge to Sen.

9 Dec 15:37 TheHill 355432918485092227.html
The Wait Is Over: DOJ Inspector General Report On Alleged Obama-Era FISA Abuses Against Trump Team Drops Today

Well, the day has arrived. The long-awaited report from Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice’s inspector general, on the alleged FISA abuses that occurred under the Obama administration will be released. We already have some tidbits that this report doesn’t corroborate the allegation that the Obama White House spied on the Trump campaign, but it will conclude that there were deviations from department policy concerning the process in obtaining these warrants. Okay, let’s play on that for a minute. That’s still not good. The liberal media will chalk this up as a win for them because President Trump’s accusation won’t be legitimized or something. There’s still an ongoing pattern of FBI officials going off the reservation in order to get what they want. We know they didn’t want Trump to be president. We know disgraced former FBI Director James Comey took memos he had about the meeting she had with the president and gave them to a friend who leaked them to The New York Times. This was done on purpose; it was…

9 Dec 15:25 Townhall 6083908947518585319.html
Ready for more United States prisoner swaps: Iran

Iran said Monday it was open to more prisoner swaps with the US while stressing an exchange at the weekend was not the result of formal negotiations with its arch-foe. US President Donald Trump thanked Iran for what he called a "very fair negotiation" after an American scholar was released Saturday in exchange for an Iranian scientist held in the United States.

9 Dec 15:07 WION 1570469241445946618.html
VIDEO: 3 NPP executives suspended for hooting at MP

Three(3) Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Atwima Nwabiagya North constituency of the Ashanti Region have been suspended for hooting at the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon Benito Owusu Bio. Kwabena Owusu Denkyira(Amando), Youth Organizer at Atwima Koforidua L/A Middle School, Prince Boakye, Organizer at Atwima Koforidua CAC “A” and Prince Adu Gyamfi, Organizer at Koforidua Market Square “B” were each handed an indefinite suspension by the party following a recommendation from the disciplinary committee. They were said to have misconducted themselves and therefore found guilty by the disciplinary committee according to a letter dated 29th November, 2019 and signed by Isaac K Dawuni the constituency secretary It would be recalled that Hon Benito Owusu Bio was last month humiliated, hooted at and chased out of a gathering by youth belonging to the NPP. The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources had gone to Atwima Koforidua, a town in his constituency to engage members of the community…

9 Dec 15:22 mynewsgh.com 2909200111226384918.html
European Parliament members ask Apple to reverse its decision on Crimea

Apple's Crimea problem continues to get attention with 15 members of the European Parliament writing to the company. They want it to reconsider its stance on the country appearing as Russian in Apple Maps.

9 Dec 15:52 iMore 3803412790553721031.html
13 Great Car Modifications of Terrible Taste

These car modifications might have been a good idea in someone's head, but they were definitely not meant to be on the highway.

9 Dec 15:30 Interesting Engineering 7328942541456799328.html
Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' to influence Pentagon contract decision

Amazon is accusing President Trump of exerting "improper pressure" to influence the Pentagon to award a lucrative cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon, which was a clear

9 Dec 15:57 TheHill 355432918134323906.html
Serious lapses in CCRC construction: Chennithala

Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, who visited the construction site of the Cochin Cancer Research Centre where the porch roof that was newly built had collapsed last Monday, said that it wa

9 Dec 15:45 The Hindu 6679535026256918918.html
Britain’s young people are radicalised and registered. Will this be our election?

Our generation is even more politicised than in 2017, and the spike in registration is a reason to hope that change is coming, says gal-dem opinions editor Micha Frazer-Carroll

9 Dec 15:51 the Guardian 1491978794687703970.html
UK's former most wanted handed 33 life sentences for sex attacks

A huge manhunt was launched to find Joseph McCann, who had embarked on a string of horrific attacks after being released from prison.

9 Dec 15:23 euronews 7318238121413478211.html
12 Seats to Watch: The Results to Keep an Eye Out for On UK General Election Night

On 12 December voters in the UK will go to the polls as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks a decisive victory which would allow him to push ahead with his Brexit deal. Sputnik has picked a dozen of the 650 constituencies to highlight some of the trends to look out for.

9 Dec 15:20 Sputniknews 967333869229296920.html
City leaders discuss new proposed gun range in Cape Coral in council meeting

City council members will discuss the $8 million proposed gun range planned for Cape Coral

9 Dec 15:46 Fox 4 8372747777125850605.html
Ex-MP Glyn Davies predicts Tory gains in Wales

Former Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies has said he expects the Conservatives to win four more seats in Wales on Thursday.

9 Dec 15:39 Shropshire Star 3480199991479558175.html
Construction of roads in Ugbowo to commence soon, Obaseki assures

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reaffirmed his support for the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin...

9 Dec 15:27 The Nation Newspaper 2658445901540630883.html
Woman held captive, abused at Knoxville motel; man charged with kidnapping

Police arrest man after an alert bulletin out of Oak Ridge, KPD officers were able to locate and arrest a man holding a woman against her will at a Knoxville motel.

9 Dec 15:34 WVLT 4089046910774489557.html
Larry’s Letters: Israel “is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else.”

So if you have to compare Judaism and Islam to see which ideology is truly supremacist, Islam would win hands down.

9 Dec 15:45 The Jewish Press 7246030799650328551.html
Gantz to Netanyahu: Give up on immunity, go for unity

Blue and White head to PM: If you publicly announce you are giving up on  'immunity bloc' we can have immediate direct negotiations.

9 Dec 15:55 Israel National News 5374683670692753290.html
Uncle of Syria's Assad faces money laundering trial in Paris

Syrian regime leader Bashar Assad's uncle went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of pilfering Syrian state coffers and using the spoils to build a...

9 Dec 15:51 DAILY SABAH 8383944809891687346.html
Yes, Ukraine Meddled in Our 2016 Election. That's Not a Baseless 'Conspiracy.'

Deflections.

9 Dec 15:25 Townhall 6083908947025152855.html
Boris Johnson insults the 3.6m EU citizens who have made the UK their home

Letter: EU immigrants are the latest scapegoats in an election that demonises others to gloss over the Tory party’s own failure to create a prosperous and more equal society, writes Maike Bohn, co-founder of the3million

9 Dec 15:54 the Guardian 1491978795847474034.html
"A coward, violent bully and paedophile”: Joseph McCann gets 33 life sentences after sex attacks

Serial rapist Joseph McCann has received 33 life sentences after a string of sex attacks on women and children.

9 Dec 15:39 Buzz.ie 7092425146884712672.html
Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son

Yusif Ali Abdi is charged with murdering Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali on 17 April 2001.

9 Dec 15:36 TheJournal.ie 6446904417073602375.html
Lok Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill

Lok Sabha passes bill for stringent punishment to those possessing illegal arms, indulging in celebratory gunfire

9 Dec 15:03 The Hindu 6679535026258154684.html
These are the sad reasons Nigerian airlines struggle and fail 

The CEO of AMCON, Mr Ahmed Kuru, has listed out the factors responsible for the failure of airlines in Africa’s largest economy.

9 Dec 15:05 Nairametrics.com 4741528847114547758.html
Big Bertha: A 25,000 HP Mechanical Worm Designed in Japan for American Drilling

It’s a known fact that engineers, in their constant pursuit for innovations, have learned a good amount from nature itself, as it provides one of the best sources of inspiration.

9 Dec 15:35 autoevolution 6471576453988419628.html
Johnson ‘looking at’ abolishing BBC licence fee

The Prime Minister said whilst his party are currently “not planning to get rid of all TV licence fees”, he is “certainly looking at it”.

9 Dec 15:22 Express & Star 7324224460405680681.html
Hong Kong: 800,000 Take to Streets Against China in Peaceful Protest

Nearly a million Hong Kong residents flooded the streets, demanding safeguards for their democracy against the Communist Party of China.

9 Dec 15:15 Breitbart 3148363492109029217.html
House Judiciary Committee heads deliver statements in Trump impeachment hearing

The heads of the House Judiciary Committee squared off Monday as the panel prepared to hear evidence in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking Republican on the

9 Dec 15:39 New York Post 7654946768340323645.html
Dozens of States Want to Keep America’s Broken Climate Promise

States still aiming to meet U.S. climate commitments will reduce emissions 20 to 27 percent below their all-time high by 2025, a new report card shows.

9 Dec 15:13 The Atlantic 100708437375403467.html
Turkey preserves academic heritage of war-torn Middle East

Many projects have been carried out by Turkey to preserve the academic heritage in the Middle East, a region seriously affected by instability and war, a...

9 Dec 15:51 DAILY SABAH 8383944809895423896.html
Include Muslim sects facing persecution in citizenship bill: SAD

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said his party supports the bill as it will hugely benefit Sikhs facing persecution in Pakistan. He also urged the government to include Ahmediyas and Hazaras in the ambit of the bill as they too are facing persecution in neighbouring countries. He said the move will send a good signal.

9 Dec 15:51 The Economic Times 7653256037951864302.html
Tackling the key issues - our manifesto for West Dunbartonshire

Voters head to the polls this Thursday and the Lennox Herald has identified what we believe are the key issues the successful candidate needs to address.

9 Dec 15:21 dailyrecord 552235480662022635.html
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an act of terrorism.

9 Dec 15:38 NEWS wpxi.com