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Trump picks former A-G William Barr for job again

Trump picks former A-G William Barr for job again Gergen said . After Tillerson's departure, Nauert was catapulted into the position of acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. "But I don't agree with the president on everything". It was not immediately clear if Nauert would be able to defend Israel in the same powerful way as Haley did. [Full Article...]

Germany's Christian Democratic Union Chooses Merkel's Successor

Germany's Christian Democratic Union Chooses Merkel's Successor Major German parties have tended to determine their leaders without a contest, and this is the first open competition for the CDU leadership since 1971. "This is democratic order, which reflects a self-confident party", she said. For years, Merkel's popularity lifted the CDU and its Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union. [Full Article...]

Meng Wanzhou's rise through the ranks at Huawei

Meng Wanzhou's rise through the ranks at Huawei The arrest , revealed by Canadian authorities late on Wednesday, was part of a USA investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade American sanctions against Iran, sources say. The company is a privately held juggernaut with projected 2018 sales of more than US$102 billion that has already overtaken Apple in smartphone sales. [Full Article...]

Family ‘distraught’ as missing Brit backpacker CCTV image released

Family ‘distraught’ as missing Brit backpacker CCTV image released They became anxious when she failed to contact them on her birthday... Officers have said they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Grace Millane , who turned 22 on Sunday. Her older brother said it was completely out of character for her not to be in contact with her family. The investigation so far had concentrated around Millane's movements since she arrived in New Zealand... [Full Article...]

James Comey appears before House Judiciary Committee in closed session

James Comey appears before House Judiciary Committee in closed session Under a deal struck with the House Judiciary Committee, he can speak afterward and a transcript will be released. Gowdy (R-S.C.), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee and chairs the House Oversight Committee, said lawmakers want to ask Comey about "everything" that occurred at the bureau under his watch, including the Hillary Clinton email investigation, the impetus for the Russian Federa... [Full Article...]

United Nations rejects U.S. bid to condemn Palestinian group Hamas

United Nations rejects U.S. bid to condemn Palestinian group Hamas General Assembly. India was among the 32 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution which would have condemned Hamas for "repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk", and for its use of resources in Gaza to construct military infrastructure including tunnels to infiltrate Israel and equipment to launch rockets into civilia... [Full Article...]

President Trump to Nominate William Barr for Attorney General

President Trump to Nominate William Barr for Attorney General The sources say that Barr, who became a corporate executive after leaving the Justice Department, isn't especially keen to return to the attorney general position after 25 years, but will serve if asked to out of a sense of duty. Before that, he also served as deputy attorney general and assistant attorney general overseeing the Office of Legal Counsel. Democrats won't be encouraged to learn tha... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He'll Nominate William Barr To Return As Attorney General

Trump Says He'll Nominate William Barr To Return As Attorney General Attorney General position is none other than former AG William Barr , the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The search for a replacement was escalated after Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was beset by controversy and declared by some legal experts as unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

All public transport to be free in Luxembourg in a world first

All public transport to be free in Luxembourg in a world first Luxembourg's capital is home to about 110,000 people while a further 400,000 commute into the city to work daily. Travel of up to two hours now costs €2 (NZ$3.30), while an all-day pass costs €4. According to The Independent , Luxembourg's transport system costs close to €1bn per year to operate, but as a result of the concessionary offers, fares amount to only €30m annually. [Full Article...]

Here's how Wisconsin Republicans want to strip power from incoming Democrats

Here's how Wisconsin Republicans want to strip power from incoming Democrats In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker , who has rebuffed a third term in November, is now contemplating the bills to restrict its successor Tony Evers; Mr. "Interestingly, just as Democrats are set to take control of the SBE, Republican legislators have hatched this plan to create this shadow SBE, taking powers from the existing SBE-similar to their raw power grab with other legislation reducing powe... [Full Article...]

CNN New York Offices Evacuated For Bomb Threat

CNN New York Offices Evacuated For Bomb Threat A preliminary search by security found nothing, and the NYPD was conducting a search as a precaution, the police official said . Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating. Police gave the all clear shortly before midnight Eastern time (5am United Kingdom time) after dozens of police officers searched the building floor by floor. [Full Article...]

Decaying body found outside Costa Rica Airbnb where Florida woman went missing

Decaying body found outside Costa Rica Airbnb where Florida woman went missing Greg Zwolinski, a friend of the family, who was in Costa Rica trying to communicate with the authorities, said the family's requests had been rejected twice. "Everything is gone. She left with everything on hand". "There was something fishy about that story to begin with", he said. A Facebook page set up by friends of the missing woman said family members went to the morgue in San Jose on ... [Full Article...]

Dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus

Dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus Since being posted Monday, Cox's video has more than 15 million views and has been shared more than 338,000 times. On Monday, Cox made his daughter walk to school and posted a two-minute video on Facebook and titled it "Life lessons!" The vast majority of the reactions have been positive, with more than 160,000 people saying they liked or loved the video, and less than 1500 expressing sh... [Full Article...]

Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador

Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador Trump will send a tweet on Friday morning about choosing Nauert to replace the outgoing United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October , Fox News reported , citing multiple sources. With a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she had come to Fox from ABC News, where she was a general assignment reporter. [Full Article...]

USA senators pin Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince

USA senators pin Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate on October 2 in Istanbul . Khalid bin Salman flew back to Riyadh shortly after Khashoggi was killed at the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 as criticism mounted against the kingdom for initially denying anything happened to the writer. [Full Article...]

Congress Poised To Punt On Government Spending Fight Over Border Wall

Congress Poised To Punt On Government Spending Fight Over Border Wall And even some Republicans balk at spending more than the $1.6 billion already provided. Congressman Hice's comment arises as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said on Tuesday that Democrats could give President Trump up to $1.6 billion so long as much of the spending goes toward border security, not building the wall. [Full Article...]

Cop dies in violence over alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr

Cop dies in violence over alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr He said he had come to attend a religious event organised between November 30 and December 4. "The chief minister has given assurance to the victim's family that they will remain like a family and there would not any disturbance in their studies", UP DGP OP Singh , who was also present at the meeting, told reporters.He said Adityanath had assured the family that education and house loans taken ... [Full Article...]

At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids

At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids Cocaine and ecstasy pills also were seized in the raids. He said the "unprecedented and extraordinary result", the fruit of a two-year operation, targeted "dangerous members of the 'Ndrangheta family deeply involved in drug trafficking and money laundering". [Full Article...]

Trump wants Kim to know he likes him: S Korean leader

Trump wants Kim to know he likes him: S Korean leader Moon spoke to reporters on Saturday aboard his presidential plane en route to New Zealand from Argentina, where he met Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 Nations summit. North Korea has taken few concrete steps to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Moon's programme in Auckland includes a ceremony of welcome and a state lunch hosted by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy a... [Full Article...]

Search underway after 2 Marine aircraft crash off coast of Japan

Search underway after 2 Marine aircraft crash off coast of Japan One survivor has been rescued by Japanese search teams but the six others remain missing. Japanese and USA officials say two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and search and rescue operations are underway. [Full Article...]


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