Macron acknowledges plight of ‘gilets jaunes’ but won't cut fuel tax

Macron said that fuel taxes would be adjusted to take account of sharp rises in world oil prices. President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he heard the "deep anger" against the rising cost of living and offered "adaptations" to controversial energy... More..

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Trump, Pence seek to rescue embattled Republican in Mississippi
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trump, Pence seek to rescue embattled Republican in Mississippi

Polls close at 8 p.m. ET. Espy kept to a theme he's emphasized repeatedly: He'd be a senator for all of Mississippi. Espy said during a speech Monday night at a predominantly African-American church. Sometime...More..

Salome Zurabishvili elected as Georgia’s first woman president
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Salome Zurabishvili elected as Georgia’s first woman president

However the vote is also seen as an indicator of how parliamentary elections in 2020 could go. Georgian Dream was founded by billionaire banker Bidzina Ivanishvili, the country's richest man, and critics say ...More..

Syrian refugee stranded in airport for 7 months arrives in Canada
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Syrian refugee stranded in airport for 7 months arrives in Canada

The group said people from around the world helped raise the funds to bring Mr Kontar to Canada. His three-month tourist visa to Malaysia had expired . He became a permanent resident on landing in Canada b...More..

British academic arrives in London after UAE pardon from spy conviction
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

British academic arrives in London after UAE pardon from spy conviction

Hedges was arrested on May 5 at Dubai airport. Daniela Tejada, Mr Hedges' wife, has said she is elated that his seven-month ordeal is over - but said she had no clue how the UAE came to its conclusions. The s...More..

North Korea's Kim reportedly open to inspections at main Nyongbyon nuclear complex
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

North Korea's Kim reportedly open to inspections at main Nyongbyon nuclear complex

Korean Sharing Movement has been active since 1996. North Koreans are usually forbidden to enter Japan , under the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for its missile and nuclear tests. The move by the United Nat...More..

Sickening ‘waterboarding’ of Syrian refugee schoolboy sparks outrage
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sickening ‘waterboarding’ of Syrian refugee schoolboy sparks outrage

Tahir said he knew the family through a friend who did regular charity work in Huddersfield involving giving food donations to refugee families. Following on from his comments, Tommy said in a second vid...More..

by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Year-Old Boy Adorably Upstages Pope Francis at the Vatican

Wirth explained it was not a planned moment that Wenzel would approach one of the most guarded men on earth, or ignore the gestures of Ganswein, the personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI whose chiseled featur...More..

'Unprecedented' Queensland bushfire destroys homes, forces hundreds to evacuate
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

'Unprecedented' Queensland bushfire destroys homes, forces hundreds to evacuate

The largest bushfire is about 50 kilometres long. All residents north of Pacific Drive, near Wartburg, were told to leave and remain outside of the area. A number of thunderstorms are also expected to take pl...More..

Roger Stone pal Jerome Corsi refuses plea deal from Mueller
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Roger Stone pal Jerome Corsi refuses plea deal from Mueller

Asked what's next now that he has rejected a deal, Corsi replied, "I don't know". Corsi staked out that defiant position the same day former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos - the first person cha...More..

Mother and baby killed in grizzly bear attack in Canada
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mother and baby killed in grizzly bear attack in Canada

The Yukon Coroner's service stated that 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and her infant Adele Roesholt were the two killed in the attack. When Theoret's boyfriend (left) returned, the same bear attacked him as...More..

UN Secretary General willing to meet Saudi crown prince at G20 summit
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

UN Secretary General willing to meet Saudi crown prince at G20 summit

Haspel's absence at the briefing on Wednesday morning was described as uncommon, with a US Senate staffer telling The Guardian that the decision to exclude a US intelligence official "is totally unprecedented a...More..

Will Nancy Pelosi overcome opposition in Wednesday's caucus leadership elections?
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Will Nancy Pelosi overcome opposition in Wednesday's caucus leadership elections?

However, the Salem Democrat said that he wants Pelosi to "produce a meaningful plan for a leadership transition", and said that she now would not have the 218 votes needed to become speaker. But Pelosi's alli...More..

Shujaat Bukhari’s Assassin Naveed Jatt Killed in Budgam Encounter
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Shujaat Bukhari’s Assassin Naveed Jatt Killed in Budgam Encounter

The editor-in-chief of English daily Rising Kashmir , Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by militants when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his vehicle. He was also involved in attacks ...More..

Wedding photographer 'had sex with a guest and urinated on a tree'
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wedding photographer 'had sex with a guest and urinated on a tree'

When officers arrived and told her to leave the venue, Mehta is alleged to have gone "to a tree nearby and began to urinate". Then, deputies placed Mehta into a patrol vehicle. "My dad is going to find out ab...More..

Republican in 'public hanging' video wins Mississippi Senate race
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Republican in 'public hanging' video wins Mississippi Senate race

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith won her U.S. Senate runoff against former congressman and agriculture secretary Mike Espy despite her racist background. Hyde-Smith appeared likely to coast to election after Novem...More..

Ivanka Trump defends her use of a private email account
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ivanka Trump defends her use of a private email account

Trump told ABC News on Tuesday "there's no connection" and "no equivalency" between her offense and Clinton's transgression. She was emphatic that "everything has been preserved" and stored in the White Hou...More..

India slams Imran Khan for ‘politicising’ Kartarpur event by raking up Kashmir
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

India slams Imran Khan for ‘politicising’ Kartarpur event by raking up Kashmir

Sidhu has also coughed up criticism from BJP and SAD for "disobeying" Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has said he had asked the former cricketer to reconsider his decision on going to Pakistan. The ...More..

Paul Manafort accused of lying to Special Counsel
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Paul Manafort accused of lying to Special Counsel

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said. As part of his plea deal, Manafort admitted to committing a host of money laundering and foreign lobbying crimes and fraud, giving the federal prosecutors ample leverage...More..

Migrants Run Toward U.S. Border Prior to Tear Gas
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Migrants Run Toward U.S. Border Prior to Tear Gas

That has instilled a sense of desperation among many after their grueling trek from Central America. Tijuana police said they arrested 39 people Sunday on the Mexican side. Her children also were checked at a...More..

Trump says he may cancel meeting with Putin over Ukraine
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Trump says he may cancel meeting with Putin over Ukraine

Russia's Defense Ministry has said it will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula as tensions flared in the region this week following Moscow's claims that three Ukrainian v...More..

Internet thinks Melania's White House Christmas decorations are spooky
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Internet thinks Melania's White House Christmas decorations are spooky

The Green Room is all about the "country's bounty and harvest", the East Wing said in a release, indicating why the tree is adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains. The Room celebrates national symbols of th...More..

Lion Air JT610 was unfit to fly, says KNKT
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lion Air JT610 was unfit to fly, says KNKT

The new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into the Java Sea on October 29, killing all 189 people on board. A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment fail...More..

US Congressman Reports Active Shooter at Walter Reed Hospital
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

US Congressman Reports Active Shooter at Walter Reed Hospital

The NSAB tweeted at 2:15 p.m. that an active shooter had been reported in the basement of a building. "I am now safe in a conference room w/ approx 40 others", the congressman wrote on Twitter . But just aft...More..

Republicans Win Mississippi Senate Race Despite Media Blitz, Report Says
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Republicans Win Mississippi Senate Race Despite Media Blitz, Report Says

It appears that Hyde-Smith neither consolidated the Republican vote completely, nor gave Republicans the kind of statewide special election turnout advantage they usually enjoy in the South. Hyde-Smith was appo...More..

Gamer arrested 'after rape overheard on gaming stream'
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Gamer arrested 'after rape overheard on gaming stream'

Through that mic, the player heard the girl cry out in distress and say "no", then 15 minutes later, Fabian hopped back onto the game and began playing again. The alleged rape was reported to police in October ...More..

Wet and windy weather on the way as Storm Diana approaches
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wet and windy weather on the way as Storm Diana approaches

Met Office yellow warnings are issued when weather is expected to cause some low level impacts, with disruption to travel in some places. The Met Office warns that people should expect delays to public transp...More..

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in United Kingdom parliament
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in United Kingdom parliament

A picture of the vacant chair was posted on the Twitter page of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the group of British MPs leading the probe. Facebook has faced a barrage of criticism from users ...More..

Holy Cow! Giant Steer ‘Knickers’ Stands Head and Shoulders Over Herd
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holy Cow! Giant Steer ‘Knickers’ Stands Head and Shoulders Over Herd

Knickers sticks out in a herd of cattle as he towers over all the other cows at his farm in Myalup. Geoff Pearson, Knickers' owner, said the beast's size could save his life - as he is too BIG for an abatto...More..

Paul Manafort 'visited Julian Assange' at London embassy
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Paul Manafort 'visited Julian Assange' at London embassy

WikiLeaks is so confident of its claim, that it announced it's willing to put its money - and Assange's life - on the table. "Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally d...More..