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Global Media Trump grants pardons to turkeys 'Peas' and 'Carrots'
Author: 0 Trump grants pardons to turkeys 'Peas' and 'Carrots'

The National Turkey Federation became the official turkey supplier to the first family in 1947 and the formal turkey presentation ceremony has been around since President Harry Truman . Actually, presidents pardon two turkeys because, as with the Miss America beauty pageant, a runner-up is picked in case the victor can't perform its duties.

Global Media Dozens arrested around flashpoint Sabarimala temple in India
Author: 0 Dozens arrested around flashpoint Sabarimala temple in India

Among the several hundred thousand people who have registered to pray at the temple over the coming weeks are around 700 women, setting the stage for a major showdown. One exception was N.S Prakash Rao, from Vishakhapattanam in Andhra Pradesh. "Times have changed and so should we", he told AFP . They all are not Sangh Parivar activists who reached there to create trouble.

Global Media Spain to reject Brexit deal unless Gibraltar issue clarified
Author: 0 Spain to reject Brexit deal unless Gibraltar issue clarified

He repeated his threat made Tuesday that Spain will vote against the planned agreement unless its interests are taken into account. The entire debacle centers on Article 184 of Britain's draft withdrawal document, she explained. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is due to sign a treaty with European Union leaders to leave the bloc on Sunday, but the warning over the contested British territory on Spain's southern tip may add another complication.

Global Media Foes' prosecution sought by Trump
Author: 0 Foes' prosecution sought by Trump

It said that McGahn, who has since left the White House, advised Trump that he could face the risk of impeachment if he took such a measure. Also on the list was Clinton's use of a home-brew server on which she sent thousands of unrecorded emails.

Global Media American 'Preacher' Killed by Isolated Tribe After Illegally Traveling to Remote Island
Author: 0 American 'Preacher' Killed by Isolated Tribe After Illegally Traveling to Remote Island

A United States national was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese tribe on the North Sentinel island in Andaman. The seven fishermen who guided Chau to North Sentinel Island now charged with his murder. India's Ministry of Tribal Affairs has said that, with regard to Sentinelese tribes, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration "has adopted an "eyes-on and hands-off" policy to ensure that no poachers enter into the island".

Global Media Ocasio-Cortez Was Mocked for Calling Gov Branches 'Chambers'
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez Was Mocked for Calling Gov Branches 'Chambers'

While she hasn't officially started her term as a United States representative from New York, Ocasio-Cortez has already become a focal point of attention on Capitol Hill - and a target of criticism. Her father died of lung cancer in 2008 without a will - and after that, "she became involved in a long probate battle to settle his estate". She has taken $6,200 in salary from her campaign coffers since August.

Global Media Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements
Author: 0 Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Liberal pro-Israel groups have objected to the failure of most such orders and laws to distinguish between boycotts of Israel within its 1967 borders, which they reject, and boycotts of settlement goods. Human Rights Watch said the decision came on the eve of its publication of a 65-page report investigating tourist rental listings in settlements, including by Airbnb.

Global Media New Violation of Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal
Author: 0 New Violation of Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal

Netanyahu may very well still feel pressure from his right flank next time there is an escalation in Gaza or on other fronts. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's resignation last week over the ceasefire threw the government into crisis.

Global Media No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Author: 0 No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain

May argues that abandoning the plan, with Britain's withdrawal just over four months away on March 29, could lead to a disorderly and economically damaging "no deal" Brexit - or to a situation in which Britain's exit from the European Union is postponed indefinitely.

Global Media Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalition
Author: 0 Netanyahu battles to save weakened ruling coalition

The truce brokered by Egypt, with support from the United Nations, to contain the violence prompted the resignation of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who demanded a large-scale operation in Gaza against the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the strip.

Global Media Democrat admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race, vows to sue
Author: 0 Democrat admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race, vows to sue

Abrams also announced she will launch a new voting rights group called "Fair Fight Georgia ". Abrams has been embroiled in a legal battle with Kemp and the state of Georgia ever since the midterm elections on November 6. Kemp, who until last Thursday was Georgia's secretary of state and in charge of overseeing its elections, declared himself the victor on November 6, but Abrams has yet to concede the race .

Global Media China outlining potential trade concessions
Author: 0 China outlining potential trade concessions

The U.S. has so far imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports with duties on the largest $200 billion tranche of those due to rise to 25 percent from 10 percent on January 1. The Chinese document was said to include 142 items divided into three categories: issues the Chinese are willing to negotiate for further action, issues they are already working on and issues they consider off limits.

Global Media Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s pass
Author: 0 Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s pass

The judge also pressed CNN's attorneys, noting that there were plenty of other CNN journalists covering the White House. The network's lawyer, Theodore Boutrous, contended that Acosta was being singled out for his White House coverage, not his alleged rudeness during a news conference.

Global Media Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader
Author: 0 Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Jordan - a conservative firebrand who has broad support from tea party leaders and co-founded the Freedom Caucus - announced his bid to replace outgoing Speaker Rep. Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over.

Global Media Hillary 2020? Longtime Clinton adviser says she’s running
Author: 0 Hillary 2020? Longtime Clinton adviser says she’s running

A few weeks ago former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fuelled speculation over her potential 2020 run by saying "I'd like to be president". The internecine warfare that would erupt between the Clinton loyalists and the rest of the Democratic Party if she insisted on the same special treatment she got last time-and you know she'd do it-would work in Trump's favor.

Global Media Trump's new acting attorney general letting Mueller probe go on
Author: 0 Trump's new acting attorney general letting Mueller probe go on

Trump then offered this prediction: "Universities will someday study what highly conflicted (and NOT Senate approved ) Bob Mueller and his gang of Democrat thugs have done to destroy people". The American Constitution Society on Wednesday released a powerful letter signed by at least 1,600 attorneys nationwide calling for lawmakers and Justice Department officials to protect the Mueller probe.

Global Media 150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida
Author: 0 150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida

The city is home to Yemen's most valuable port, crucial for food imports and aid delivery. The Hodeida campaign has sparked fears of a new humanitarian crisis in Yemen , where 14 million people face the risk of starvation. The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in Yemen's conflict in March 2015 in a bid to roll back the Shiite Houthi rebels and reinstate Yemeni President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Global Media Turkey calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder
Author: 0 Turkey calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi , The Washington Post columnist, triggered an escalation of criticism against Saudi authorities. He is cited as being in frequent phone communication with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and took an unscheduled trip to Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Global Media Saudi Public Prosecution: Head of negotiating team ordered killing of Khashoggi
Author: 0 Saudi Public Prosecution: Head of negotiating team ordered killing of Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia stuck by its earlier narrative that the Washington Post columnist was killed after a mission to abduct him went awry. On Thursday, the Saudi prosecutor confirmed part of the timeline Turkey has laid out, saying a 15-member team had been deployed to Turkey with orders to "bring back the victim by means of persuasion, and if persuasion fails, to do so by force".

Global Media U.S. drops the gauntlet on the South China Sea
Author: 0 U.S. drops the gauntlet on the South China Sea

He said the worldwide order is "at a turning point" and it's unclear if the rules of the global system that have underpinned the region's peace and growing wealth will survive. The two sides also pledged to advance the building of a new land-sea transport corridor, which consists of a number of railway and sea trade routes, connecting central and southwest China to Southeast Asia.

Global Media Trump lashed by critics after skipping military cemetery visit over rain
Author: 0 Trump lashed by critics after skipping military cemetery visit over rain

On Saturday, he skipped a scheduled tour of a military cemetery for Americans, while other world leaders publicly paid homage to those who died on the battlefield. In another tweet , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seen, holding an umbrella in his hand, addressing the 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony in heavy rain.

Global Media Cabinet to meet as Brexit deal agreed on 'technical level'
Author: 0 Cabinet to meet as Brexit deal agreed on 'technical level'

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May , has called a special Cabinet meeting for Wednesday afternoon, and called in her top ministers on Tuesday evening for one-to-one talks to try to get them onside. According to The New York Times , British and European Union officials penned an agreement on Tuesday, which will be reviewed and voted on by May's cabinet ministers on Wednesday.

Global Media Martha McSally Concedes to Kyrsten Sinema in US Senate Race
Author: 0 Martha McSally Concedes to Kyrsten Sinema in US Senate Race

Sinema first came to prominence as an openly bisexual Green Party activist in Phoenix , and McSally raked the Democrat over her protests against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to LGBT+ rights organization Human Rights Campaign, Sinema is the country's first openly bisexual Senator . She voted against Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader, supported relaxed regulations on banks and a law to increase penalties on people illegally re-entering the country.

Global Media New US Acting Attorney General Wants Only Christian Judges
Author: 0 New US Acting Attorney General Wants Only Christian Judges

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses a news conference after the Senate voted to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Trump had repeatedly been talked out of firing Sessions until after the midterms, but he told confidants in recent weeks that he wanted Sessions out as soon as possible after the elections, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

Global Media Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker
Author: 0 Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

It might not come as a shock that some attorneys would conclude that the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is unconstitutional. Mr Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, wrote a commentary for CNN in August 2017 with the headline: "Mueller's Investigation of Trump is Going Too Far".

Global Media Putin says he had a good conversation with Trump in Paris
Author: 0 Putin says he had a good conversation with Trump in Paris

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German leader to take part in the service, which was also attended by Prime Minister Theresa May. Trump was criticized on social media for remaining in Paris during the afternoon with no other scheduled events, as images were broadcast of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel holding hands at the site in the Compiegne Forest, north of the capital, where allies and defeated Germans signed the agreement ...

Global Media Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence
Author: 0 Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

Four of them were militants, including Hamas commander Nour Baraka, according to Hamas. It was not immediately clear where the others landed, but there were no injuries. A former Israeli general said that it "was an intelligence-gathering operation, not an assassination or kidnap operation". Sunday's development shattered what appeared to be a turning point after months of bloodshed along the Israel-Gaza border, with weekly Hamas-led protests drawing thousands to the perimeter fence with ...

Global Media An Australian Woman Was Charged With Hiding Sewing Needles in Strawberries
Author: 0 An Australian Woman Was Charged With Hiding Sewing Needles in Strawberries

Ms Trinh's lawyer Michael Cridland made a bail application but withdrew it after magistrate Christine Roney advised it was "premature" because the motivation behind the alleged contamination was still unclear. Trinh's arrest comes after police allegedly found her DNA in a punnet of strawberries two months after news broke across the country that some punnets had been contaminated with needles.

Global Media Flemington Bells Will Mark World War I Centennial
Author: 0 Flemington Bells Will Mark World War I Centennial

Born one month before WWI ended, Ken Thornton, a WWII veteran, will ring the first bell at St. John's United Church on Sunday. A number of local churches will ring their bells. The commission suggests tolling the bells 21 times, symbolizing the 21-gun salute, the nation's highest honor. A short program in the Highland House after the bell ringing will include a history of Veterans Day, and a local student reading the names of the 32 Highland County residents that died during the war.

Global Media US, EU denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament
Author: 0 US, EU denounce dissolution of Sri Lanka parliament

It said democracy needed to be respected to ensure stability and prosperity. Supporters of ousted Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout slogans as they gather at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo early November 10.

Global Media Ginsberg Released From Hospital, Plans To Work From Home Today
Author: 0 Ginsberg Released From Hospital, Plans To Work From Home Today

President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.Ginsburg has had a series of health problems. Ginsburg was hospitalized after fracturing several ribs after falling in her office. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama's second term, when Democrats also controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm ...

Global Media Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured
Author: 0 Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

The plane with 126 people on Board made an emergency landing in the capital, Georgetown , the airline company Fly Jamaica Airways with 126 people on Board made an emergency landing in the capital of Guyana is Georgetown . "We are making alternative arrangements to fly out the passengers", he said. Pictures showed the plane had ground to a halt in the sand just short of a steep incline.

Global Media Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison
Author: 0 Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison

Former Philippines first lady and widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Congresswoman Imelda Marcos , arrives at the Commission on Elections to lend her support for her daughter Governor Imee Marcos in filing her Certificate of Candidacy or COC for a Senate seat in the May 2019 midterm elections in Manila , Philippines.

Global Media Wildfire destroys thousands of buildings in California town
Author: 0 Wildfire destroys thousands of buildings in California town

In less than 24 hours, the Camp Fire had torched over 31 square miles, or 20,000 acres, turning escape routes around the town of Paradise into tunnels of fire as the entire community of 27,000 residents were ordered to evacuate. San Luis Obispo County residents traveling south on Friday into Ventura County and Los Angeles should use caution and be prepared for delays and detours caused by two wildfires that have closed parts of Highway 101 and prompted evacuations.

Global Media Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’
Author: 0 Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’

The US president tweeted after arriving in Paris ahead of an global commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. The presidential spokesman said the Nigerian President would join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action.

Global Media China debuts the world's first AI news presenter
Author: 0 China debuts the world's first AI news presenter

China's state press agency has developed what it calls " AI news anchors", avatars of real-life news presenters that read out news as it is typed. "The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep integration with the global advanced technologies".

Global Media Frigate, oil tanker collide off western Norway, injuring 7
Author: 0 Frigate, oil tanker collide off western Norway, injuring 7

The frigate, which recently took part in a major North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military exercise, was aground and tilting on one side, live television pictures showed. He would not confirm further details as reported by a Norwegian defence and security website , which broke the news that the two vessels could see each other and followed communication protocols on an open channel.

Global Media Denuclearization deadlock as Pompeo's meeting with N. Koreans delayed
Author: 0 Denuclearization deadlock as Pompeo's meeting with N. Koreans delayed

A planned meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean envoy was postponed at the last minute, casting a new shadow over nuclear talks between the rival nations. "Because over time, this negotiation will take a form where we're going to have to start making some changes to the military posture on the peninsula".

Global Media Florida OKs Voting Rights for Some Felons: What Happens Next
Author: 0 Florida OKs Voting Rights for Some Felons: What Happens Next

On the other hand, Voter ID requirement laws passed in the two states where they were on the ballot-Arkansas and North Carolina. Any effort to implement sports gambling will now require a 60-percent majority vote from state residents. Felons who have served their sentences in Florida have in recent years been forced to appeal to the governor and his Cabinet for the restoration of their voting rights.

Global Media Patients Rescued From Burning Hospital In Butte County
Author: 0 Patients Rescued From Burning Hospital In Butte County

The wildfire was reported at 6:30 a.m., affecting about 30,000 people, Rick Carhart, a Cal Fire spokesman, said. The massive plume from the Camp Fire , burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico, Calif., on Thursday, Nov.

Global Media Questions over Mueller probe after Trump fires Sessions
Author: 0 Questions over Mueller probe after Trump fires Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with an official who has been critical of Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections . In a July 10, 2017, appearance on CNN, Whitaker shrugged off the idea that the Trump Tower meeting could be part of a criminal conspiracy. "I'd like to know the truth", said Pat Noga, an Emmaus resident.

Global Media Chart of the day: How did women fare in the United States midterms?
Author: 0 Chart of the day: How did women fare in the United States midterms?

In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left. With black candidates in several high-profile races - including gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum of Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia - voters nationally said by 71-24 percent it's important to elect more racial and ethnic minorities to public office and 44 percent ...

Global Media Fox News 'Does Not Condone' Hannity, Pirro Participation in Trump Rally
Author: 0 Fox News 'Does Not Condone' Hannity, Pirro Participation in Trump Rally

Whilst Trump's campaign had billed Hannity as a "special guest", Fox News said that this wasn't the case yesterday. "This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed", a Fox spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. But in an interview with The New York Times a year ago, he said he was a journalist , more specifically an advocacy or opinion journalist . Trump then asked Jeanine Pirro to speak.

Global Media Mass shooting at California bar: United States media reports
Author: 0 Mass shooting at California bar: United States media reports

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired. Witnesses told CNN the attacker had a large handgun, wore a black trench coat and glasses and threw smoke grenades inside bar. Witnesses who were at the bar are describing a scene of panic inside, and say people reportedly used chairs to break windows to escape. Authorities say 11 people including sheriff's deputy shot at Southern California bar; no deaths yet confirmed.

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