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United Nations political affairs chief to visit North Korea this week


The invitation, first informally issued in September, was confirmed on 30 November - the day after North Korea launched its most recent missile. During his four-day trip, Feltman will reportedly meet United Nations staff and foreign diplomats in the North and visit the sites of United Nations programs. Read More »

Venezuelan President Announces Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency "Petro" to Combat 'US Blockade'


Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro says his country will launch a cryptocurrency to combat a US-led financial "blockade", but opposition leaders immediately reject the idea, saying the President is being a "clown". This announcement of the state-owned government controlled cryptocurrency has against confused many of its citizens as the usual concept around virtual digital currencies is that they are not backed by any banks. Read More »

Trump's tax overhaul a step closer to reality


Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also appeared to secure agreements. Another bill sponsored by her and Sen. If she does not back the bill, along with Corker and Flake, it would fail. There would also be lower taxes on companies with owners that pay individual tax rates on profits, and a more gradual elimination of tax breaks for firms buying equipment. Read More »

High wind warning issued for Santa Clarita Valley


Fire crews from Northern California were dispatched south Sunday, as Cal Fire moved 10 fire trucks and be pre-positioned to south of the Tehachapis. The mountains in Ventura County are also under a red flag warning. "This will likely be the strongest and longest duration santa ana wind event we have seen so far this season", the weather service said. Read More »

USA top court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect


The current ban, Trump's third, blocks most travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea , and Venezuela, six of which are majority-Muslim countries. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing in Seattle, Washington on December 6, and the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has its hearing on December 8 to determine the legality of the travel ban. Read More »

Unwanted forced sex display by Valley assemblyman in a bathroom?


She went public following a call by the Assembly Rules Committee for alleged victims to come forward and name names. The second woman, Jessica Yas Barker, says her experiences stem from her time working for lawmakers in Los Angeles. As it has in Hollywood and across the country, sexual harassment has become a hot topic in Sacramento, with legislative leaders vowing to crack down on misconduct. Read More »

Kuwait ready to host Gulf leaders


The U.S. media has reported that President Donald Trump is mulling relocating the embassy as well as formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It was not immediately known if the foreign ministers and the leaders at the summit will discuss the worst political dispute in the GCC's 36-year history. Read More »

Prosecutors say longtime Manafort colleague has 'ties' to Russian intelligence


Now prosecutors are opposing a motion to lift Manafort's house arrest because this article, if published, would have violated the court's gag order on the case. "Even if the ghostwritten op-ed were entirely accurate, fair, and balanced, it would be a violation of this Court's November 8 Order if it had been published", Mueller's team wrote in their filing on Monday. Read More »

Rescue stepped up after Ockhi fury


Necessary advisories have been issued to fishermen and others. Around a thousand people have been stranded in rescue centres. Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Coast Guard informed that the cyclone has moved towards Lakshadweep islands and intensified into "severe cyclonic storm" with wind reaching up to speed of 60 to 70 km. Read More »

United States defense secretary meets Pakistan's prime minister


During his visit, Mattis is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief Gen Qamar Jawed Bajwa. U.S. Secretary for Defense, Jim Mattis, sits opposite Britain's Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, before a meeting at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in central London, Britain November 10, 2017. Read More »

Playing in Rose Bowl a bonus for playoff-bound Oklahoma


Timeline:June 26, 2012 - A BCS oversight committee of university presidents approves the four-team seeded postseason format presented by the BCS commissioners, to begin in the 2014 season and continue through the 2025 regular season (2026 bowl games). Read More »

Astronauts throw pizza party on space station

Although, what is lacking in the flavor and texture department is made up for by the fact that the pizzas are floating around in a weightless environment. Due to the many preparatory limitations, the crust was the pre-bagged, pre-baked kind, the "sauce" had to be thick and squeezed from a tube, and as far as cheese was concerned, let's just say melted fresh mozzarella was nowhere to be found. Read More »

Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for most of the Northland


Areas from the Brainerd Lakes northeast to Grand Rapids, the Iron Range and the Arrowhead are expected to see 3 to 6 inches, the Weather Service reported. Some drifting snow is also possible. A winter storm warning is in effect from noon Monday until midnight Monday night across west central Minnesota. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of north-northwestern Colorado from 7 p.m. Read More »

The Lakers now have a 'LaVar Ball Rule'


Typically, friends and agents of Lakers players wait behind the closest basket near the visitor's locker room after games , and in past years, it was a mix zone where media and family members could socialize after games without consequences. Read More »

Deposed Yemen strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for more than three decades, was among the strongmen caught in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. Mr Saleh's death was announced on Monday by the rebels, known as Houthis, who have been fighting Mr Saleh's forces for the past week. Read More »

Ex-US Rep Brown get 5 years in prison for fraud


Under the sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Corrigan , Brown will be allowed to turn herself in no earlier than January 8. Donors to the charity One Door for Education thought they were sending scholarships to poor children, but Brown took the money for herself. Read More »

SD Senator John Thune; Time to Roll Back Net Neutrality


Schneiderman, along with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel , a Democrat who is a lawyer, called on the FCC to delay the vote rolling back net neutrality rules , which is expected to be approved by the committee later this month. To this end, we request a thorough investigation by the FCC into reports that bots may have interfered with this proceeding by filing hundreds of thousands of comments. Read More »

Trump Urging Hatch to Run Again


Hatch joined Trump on a visit Monday to Salt Lake City. And indeed, Hatch was reportedly telling friends he wouldn't. Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch's seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. "The former MA governor has pointed out that it was Hatch who urged him to consider running in the first place, but now appears to be wavering on whether to step aside". Read More »

Obama Diplomatically Advises Trump to Stop Rage-Tweeting: "Think Before You Tweet"


I said, 'No, that's English. Asked about Modi's response when he emphasised the need for religious tolerance and the right to practice one's own faith, Obama said he would not like to share the details. While praising Mr. Modi for his work on Climate Change and the Paris accords, Mr. Obama credited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for modernising the Indian economy, saying they had also been "also great friends". Read More »

SCOTUS lets anti-marriage-equality Texas Supreme Court ruling stand


It was June of this year when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against an Arkansas law forbidding same-sex couples from being listed on a child's birth certificate. The high court ruled that states must give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex couples or else the state would be giving same-sex couples "disparate treatment", something forbidden under Obergefell . Read More »

Homeless man hailed a hero after saving two children from burning apartment


There, he saw a 3-year-old standing near the security door in a smoke-filled apartment. He jumped a locked gate and pulled a dead-bolt locked security door open to safety. 1, 2017. He rescued the two children, who were treated at a hospital for minor smoke inhalation. "The kids say the stove caught fire, it got bigger, and they started yelling", Szymanski told KSNV. Read More »

India doctors fired after 'dead' newborn found breathing at funeral


Doctors Mehta and Gupta had declared dead the 22-week-old premature babies on November 30. "While the inquiry by the expert group which includes external experts from Indian Medical Association is still in process, we have chose to terminate the services of the two treating doctors", the hospital added. Read More »

Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year

Time writes that Kim Jong Un's "renewed threat of nuclear war " earned him a spot on the list , as did China's Xi Jingping's "new authority" as the country's most powerful leader in decades. Time said it considered The #MeToo movement , "Dreamers", and Chinese President Xi Jinping for the honor as well. No offense to people like Jenkins ( Wonder Woman was great!), Kaepernick (he definitely drove headlines), or Bezos, but these two seem like the most logical selections. Read More »