North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late last month it rejects the latest sanctions , saying they are denying its sovereignty and right to survival. The United States on Friday blacklisted seven people and 16 North Korean companies for... More..

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How anxious should investors be about Italian referendum fallout?
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

How anxious should investors be about Italian referendum fallout?

Three center-left politicians who are in regular contact with Renzi told Reuters that he would honor his word and immediately resign if he is beaten, anxious that failure to do so would do irreparable damage ...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Austrian far-right presidential candidate poised for victory

That stands in contrast with the sense of collective guilt every German has grown up with since World War Two. Sports betting site Interwetten gives the odds of victory to Norbert Hofer with a 1.5 payout on a...More..

Wintry weather expected Sunday: Snow and slippery roads
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Wintry weather expected Sunday: Snow and slippery roads

The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, and new snow accumulation of around an inch possible. The NWS issued the lake effect snow warning and hazardous weather outlook for Saturday until Thursday . Mete...More..

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'

To many Pakistanis, Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric ─ he once proposed banning Muslims entering the United States ─ and business ties to India are signs that his administration could shift further toward New Delhi...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Controversy in Russian Federation over Holocaust ice dance

MOSCOW | An Olympic ice-dancing gold medalist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show. "I didn't see any imprope...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

North Korea hit with stronger sanctions by UN Security Council

North Korea took center stage in the USA presidential elections after its latest nuclear test at the height of campaign season in September. "But this resolution imposes unprecedented costs on the DPRK regime f...More..

Major Flight Delays At Delhi Airport Hit By Dense Fog
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Major Flight Delays At Delhi Airport Hit By Dense Fog

A few trains were running behind schedule due to the fog. Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Express (22811) will leave at 21:00 hours instead of 11:40 am tomorrow. Several trains have been rescheduled in view of...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Iraqi troops take 2 neighborhoods in Mosul

State-sanctioned militias are holding territory to the west of Mosul , but are not expected to enter the mostly Sunni city. For the last 45 days, the Iraqi army - backed by US -led coalition warplanes and lo...More..

Russia Warns Japan Not to Expect Quick Progress on Islands
by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Russia Warns Japan Not to Expect Quick Progress on Islands

Should the dispute finally be put to an end, Russian Federation and Japan could formally sign a peace agreement - 71 years after the end of the World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with J...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Vote recount for US presidential election underway in Wisconsin

Recounts were not expected to flip almost enough votes to change the outcome in any of the states. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith. "Despite being a blip on the electoral radar, ...More..

by | Sunday, December 04, 2016

Deadly Fire Kills 9 at Oakland Warehouse

Oakland fire chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said at least another 25 people were unaccounted for as of Saturday morning and authorities were working to verify who was in the cluttered warehouse when the fire broke ...More..

Nepal: 5.6 magnitude natural disaster strikes region near Everest, no casualties reported
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nepal: 5.6 magnitude natural disaster strikes region near Everest, no casualties reported

The epicentre was at latitude 27.79 degree North and longitude 86.5 degree East, about 120 kilometres east of the capital, Kathmandu, NSC said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages, offici...More..

Farooq Abdullah's 'Kashmir tumhare baap ka hain kya' comment irks BJP, RSS
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Farooq Abdullah's 'Kashmir tumhare baap ka hain kya' comment irks BJP, RSS

But it was Pakistan which not acted upon the first two parts of UNO resolution so that Plebiscite could have taken place, he added. Former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir Farooq Abdullah while delivering ...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Participating in Heart Asia Conference for promoting regional peace: FO

Afghanistan is the permanent chair for the Heart of Asia Process, while the conference host country holds the co-chair position. The meeting will also cover all the necessary technical aspects of the declarat...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Uganda: 149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace

UPDF soldiers battled members of Omusinga's royal guards at the palace before carrying out the arrest . Kaweesi said the attackers - not all of whom were royal guards - had guns, spears and improvised explos...More..

Bob Geldof heckled as he campaigns against Zac Goldsmith
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Bob Geldof heckled as he campaigns against Zac Goldsmith

The Lib Dems say a shock result would force the government to think again about pursuing a so-called "hard Brexit" divorce from the European Union. But in the well-heeled borough of Richmond in southwest Lond...More..

Zimbabwe Central Bank to Release Bond Notes Monday
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Zimbabwe Central Bank to Release Bond Notes Monday

Since the government scrapped the Zimbabwean dollar, a range of currencies are now officially accepted in the country, the most prominent of which is the US dollar. Many Zimbabweans have shared this feeling in ...More..

by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Dolly Parton Wants Her New Christmas Movie To Bring Families Together

The story was based on the song, and the song was based on Parton's family and their two-room cabin in the 1950s. In an all-new holiday sequel, the Partons , a family of humble means living in the mountain...More..

Saraki, Buhari send congratulatory messages to Super Falcons
by | Saturday, December 03, 2016

Saraki, Buhari send congratulatory messages to Super Falcons

They await the winners of the second semi-final between Nigeria and South Africa for the championship game. The Super Falcons nearly conceded a freakish own goal in the 83rd minute, but goalkeeper Alaba J...More..

SPLC Records Nearly 900 Reported Hate Incidents In 10 Days Following Election
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

SPLC Records Nearly 900 Reported Hate Incidents In 10 Days Following Election

The SPLC also received 2,500 reports of specific incidents of bigotry and harassment on campus that were directly related to the election. The Southern Poverty Law Center says it gathered the data from medi...More..

Turkey pact 'must be respected': Juncker
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Turkey pact 'must be respected': Juncker

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also urged European leaders on November 26 to "decide on whom to cooperate with", demanding them to make a choice between his country and "terrorist groups". Should a shift in fav...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Iraqi troops south of Mosul face IS attack

While high casualty tolls were expected for what has been Iraq's toughest battle against the Islamic State group to date, few figures had been released. Latest figures released by the United Nation show that ...More..

Rep Xavier Becerra nominated for California attorney general
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Rep Xavier Becerra nominated for California attorney general

Mr. Becerra, 58, has been in Congress since 1993 and has risen to positions of comparative power, serving on the Ways and Means Committee, which controls the governments purse strings, and as chairman of the Ho...More..

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests - RIA
by | Friday, December 02, 2016

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests - RIA

Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky, a Ukrainian military official, said the exercises, which are taking place in Ukraine's southern Kherson region bordering Crimea, were being carried out in accordance with global law. Ukr...More..

by | Friday, December 02, 2016

'We Need Friends,' Putin Tells Russia's Political Elite

Collaboration between Russian Federation and the U.S. in the field of solving regional and global problems serves the interests of the whole world. "And of course I consider that an aggressive reaction to this ...More..

Stein asks court to order hand recount
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Stein asks court to order hand recount

Trump , of course, is pointing only to "fraud" that benefited Clinton; Virginia, New Hampshire and California are all states she won, and the baseless idea that illegal immigrants voted by the millions is suppo...More..

Syrian government presses on in Aleppo, thousands displaced
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Syrian government presses on in Aleppo, thousands displaced

Ahrar al-Sham, which enjoys Turkish backing, is one of the leading rebel factions in northern Syria. "They are not safer from airstrikes, but are at least seeking refuge from the government gangs", said Abdulka...More..

Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president

The president, who took power in May after Dilma Rousseff was removed from office, has been struggling to push through an ambitious reform agenda aimed and pulling Latin America's largest economy out of its wor...More..

Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Fatah movement re-elects President Abbas as party leader

Following the announcement, the members cheered and clapped indicating approval of Abbas's nomination as chairman. "If some people choose not purchase tickets, we can not wait", Husam Zomlot, a top Fatah lead...More..

3 militants killed, BSF man injured in Samba; Encounter over
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

3 militants killed, BSF man injured in Samba; Encounter over

In the ensuing ceasefire violations by Pakistan post the surgical strikes, the DG BSF informed that they had killed more than 15 Pakistani rangers and eliminated the threat of 10 militants or more. The tunnel w...More..

Who is the new Ukip leader Paul Nuttall?
by | Thursday, December 01, 2016

Who is the new Ukip leader Paul Nuttall?

UKIP's sole MP in Westminster said a new leader provides a chance for the party to reframe its image away from being a "one man band". Mr Nuttall's 9,622 votes gave him a commanding margin of victory over Ms ...More..

Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8

About one in 10 people has asthma in Australia, with about 80% of those sufferers experiencing allergies, particularly to rye pollen. Three others are in critical condition while another 12 patients remain in h...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Philippine dictator set to be buried at heroes' cemetery

The preparations and eventual ceremony complete with 21-gun salute were done in secrecy, reminding us of the many anomalous deals that have buried the country in billions of pesos in unpaid loans as well as the...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dolly Parton heartbroken by wildfires torching her hometown

Dolly said she was "heartbroken" by the fire, which seems to have spared her domain for now - although it did reportedly reach "right on the doorstep". Dollywood will resume normal operation at 2 p.m. Friday,...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Syria: Israeli jets strike outside Damascus, no casualties

Citing an unnamed military source, SANA did not specify what the missiles struck , but Damascus residents reported on social media hearing loud blasts around 2am. Israel has been largely unaffected by the Sy...More..

Tilda Swinton dislikes Harry Potter as it romanticises cruel boarding schools
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tilda Swinton dislikes Harry Potter as it romanticises cruel boarding schools

If you were ever to tackle watching all eight Harry Potter films in one go, it would put you back a cool 19 hours and 39 minutes without any bathroom or food breaks. You do miss out on a good deal of the ...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How Wolverines Get into CFB Playoff After No.5 Ranking

You can find more information about the simulation methods at The Power Rank . Would the committee, though, put three Big Ten teams in there with Alabama? Western Michigan University has jumped from No. MI d...More..

Trump's education pick is an attack on public schools
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trump's education pick is an attack on public schools

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said that Betsy DeVos "uses her money to game the system and push a special-interest agenda". On Wednesday, Trump announced his selection of B...More..

Great Smoky Mountains wildfire: Parts of Gatlinburg destroyed
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains wildfire: Parts of Gatlinburg destroyed

The fourth person is being treated for facial burns in Knoxville. But Martin said the rains will certainly help the overall situation. "It was like we were in hell", said Linda Monholland, who was working at ...More..

Concern for animals after aquarium evacuated due to wildfire
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Concern for animals after aquarium evacuated due to wildfire

Animals are safe Our team of Marine Biologists and Life Support Experts inside the Aquarium are happy to report the animals are safe. According to its website, the 85,000-square-foot Aquarium of the Smokies ...More..

German intelligence officer held over Islamist web statements
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

German intelligence officer held over Islamist web statements

The man, a bank clerk and a father, was hired by the federal constitution as a lateral entry employee in April 2016 in order to observe the Islamic scene in Germany. The suspect was thought to have pledged alle...More..

Two Turkish soldiers missing in Syria
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two Turkish soldiers missing in Syria

The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. His comments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to meet Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for talks in the Turkish resort of Alanya on...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trump Officially Wins Michigan As Possible Recount Looms

But his victory was by two-tenths of a percentage point - fewer than 11,000 votes out of almost 4.8 million votes cast. As it now stands, Donald Trump has 306 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton has 232. And ...More..

German Intelligence Chief Warns of Political Cyberattacks
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

German Intelligence Chief Warns of Political Cyberattacks

Kahl, appointed to the role in July, described targeted interference campaigns directed from outside the country that "put pressure on open discourse and on democracy", which he called "unacceptable". Some crit...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cuba holds huge rally for Fidel Castro

The political left in North America long has romanticized Castro and his 57-year reign of terror in Cuba, and no amount of factual recounting of his many depredations has converted the left's mindless adoration...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

BJP makes massive gain in Maharashtra municipal polls

Shortly after the results showed a positive trend for the BJP late on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent congratulatory message to both Fadnavis and Danve for the good performance. "This move is also lik...More..

by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Civilians fleeing east Aleppo turned back by gunfire

The World Health Organization says there are no more functioning hospitals in east Aleppo, although it was impossible to confirm that independently. It added that residents of eastern districts had suffered f...More..

by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Malaysian reform group office raided ahead of rally, 2 held

Protesters occupy a street during a rally in downtown Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The mood among those gathered was festive, with speeches, songs and chants by participants calling for ...More..

Match Reports, 44 mins ago Southee, Wagner give New Zealand the advantage
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Match Reports, 44 mins ago Southee, Wagner give New Zealand the advantage

New Zealand is already leading the two-match series 1-0 as it won the first Test against Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch by 8 wickets. Southee blasted through the top of the Pakistani batting order...More..