Morning Roundup: Briles drops libel suit vs. Baylor

Briles's attorney Ernest Cannon announced today that Briles would be dropping the lawsuit because his client was getting overworked by the prospect of voluntarily suing a former employer. Baylor's Board of Regents has admitted to mishandling sexual... More..

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Michael Flynn and Team Trump Fire a Warning Shot at Iran
by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Michael Flynn and Team Trump Fire a Warning Shot at Iran

He reiterated comments by other officials that the missile launch was for defensive purposes and didn't violate the nuclear accord with world powers. "Iran is now feeling emboldened..." Velayati did not ide...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Petition to block Trump from meeting the Queen hits 1 million

May was the first foreign official to visit the White House after Trump's inauguration. The controversy over the upcoming State Visit stems from an executive order that the President signed, banning people ...More..

Archbishop Of Canterbury Apologises For Sex Abuse At Church Camps
by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Archbishop Of Canterbury Apologises For Sex Abuse At Church Camps

A vicar, Mark Ruston, carried out the report for the charity, which has now been seen by Channel 4 News and the Daily Telegraph . Mr Smyth, 75, a QC who acted as a barrister for Mary Whitehouse against the ...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Ban Ki-moon Abandons Presidential Bid

South Korea has been gripped by political chaos since Ms Park was unseated. Moon came under fire earlier a year ago for revelations in a former foreign minister's memoir that he had backed a motion to abstain...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Is the government trying to avoid scrutiny of its Brexit policy?

The UK government on Thursday unveiled a policy document on its negotiating plans for quitting the 28-nation European Union under a mutually beneficial deal which cites India as among the key countries on its t...More..

by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State In Narrow Vote

The chamber cleared Tillerson by a 56-to-43 vote, largely along party lines. They also questioned if Tillerson would be able to confront the USA president when he believes Trump is wrong. "And it's their mess...More..

Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD
by | Friday, February 03, 2017

Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD

Upon arrival in Seoul, Mattis held meetings with South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin. The planned deployment of THAAD in South Korea has ...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer

Real Madrid have been eyeing a move for the Gabon worldwide for quite some time now and with Madrid keen to offload Karim Benzema, having offered him to Chelsea and Arsenal, and with Cristiano Ronaldo's form di...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Quebec mosque shooting suspect 'called police to confess'

Police tweeted later that the situation was under control and that the mosque had been secured and occupants evacuated. Quebec City Police said they made two arrests in the aftermath of the shooting . Cana...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

NH human trafficking cases part of major nationwide jump in reports

The number of human trafficking cases reported in IN has jumped in the previous year, according to new data released this week. Statistics show most of the cases involve women and adults. In addition to aware...More..

by | Thursday, February 02, 2017

Le Pen spurns deadline, as European Union seeks return of €300000 in missp

Changing its racist and anti-Semitic image has taken time, determination and a bitter family feud. Le Pen, one of the front-runners in upcoming French presidential polls, had until midnight on Tuesday to repa...More..

Trump's Next Executive Order Could Cripple Silicon Valley
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Trump's Next Executive Order Could Cripple Silicon Valley

In fact, a #DeleteUber campaign was launched when CEO Travis Kalanick - who sits on Trump's business advisory group - failed to come out against the immigration curbs. Like many of their Silicon Valley counte...More..

Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen killed
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen killed

Former President Barack Obama sparked legal challenges and political outrage by ordering the 2011 killing of American citizen and senior Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al Awlaqi. After the raid on this house, U.S. SEALs...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

French not convinced by Fillon defense over wife's fake job claim

The national financial prosecutor launched a preliminary inquiry into misappropriation of public funds, misuse of funds and concealment last week after satirical weekly Le Canard broke the story. The couple, ...More..

Sonia Gandhi not to campaign in five poll-bound states
by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Sonia Gandhi not to campaign in five poll-bound states

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between 11 February and 8 March. To a question about the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and its leader Mayawati, Mr. One will have to...More..

by | Wednesday, February 01, 2017

No stay on new Jallikattu law, Tamil Nadu to maintain peace:SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition to suspend a new law allowing jallikattu but criticised the Tamil Nadu government for introducing the Bill on the controversial bull-taming sport, ANI reported. ...More..

Trump offers Trudeau support after Quebec mosque shooting
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump offers Trudeau support after Quebec mosque shooting

Five others sustained critical injuries, while a dozen more received treatment for minor injuries. Couillard said he would "not go there" when asked if he blamed rhetoric in in the U.S. Police did arrest a Mo...More..

Conflicting statements on Trump-Saudi King's call
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Conflicting statements on Trump-Saudi King's call

Apparently, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan supports Donald Trump's initiative. Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of interfering in the internal affairs of other nations on numerous occasions. The two also discusse...More..

An explanation about today's Google doodle; especially relevant in today's political climate
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An explanation about today's Google doodle; especially relevant in today's political climate

Roosevelt's Executive Order to incarcerate people of Japanese descent in United States internment camps during World War II. Korematsu fought the internment order, changing his name to Clyde Sarah and passi...More..

by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Former Secretary of Nazi Propaganda Chief Dies at 106

The news was confirmed by Roland Schrotthofer and Christian Krones, directors of the documentary, " A German Life ", which featured hours of interviews with Pomsel when she was 103 years old. On the side, she w...More..

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: U.S
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: U.S

A Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile, the report said , was sacked from a test site about 140 miles east of Tehran and exploded after flying 600 miles. However, this is at least Iran's second such tes...More..

Akhilesh overrules father, says 'confident Mulayam Singh will campaign for SP'
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Akhilesh overrules father, says 'confident Mulayam Singh will campaign for SP'

A hug, handshake and bouquet-exchange preceded a day-long show of bonhomie between new-found allies Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Mi...More..

Trump's latest executive order blocks settlement of thousands of refugees to Texas
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump's latest executive order blocks settlement of thousands of refugees to Texas

When asked if Christians would be given special status, he replied "yes", adding: "They've been horribly treated... everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody ...More..

HW Bush Discharged From Hospital
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HW Bush Discharged From Hospital

W. Bush wanted to thank hospital and all his well-wishers. Bush needed a breathing tube, which Dr. Amy Mynderse described as a "very serious situation" for any patient who is 92 years old. McGrath spokesperson ...More..

by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

War on drugs suspended in Philippines

Duterte said building a depot and stoking them with live ammunition is unsafe to the Philippines and its people, describing it as a magnet for attack. "You policemen are the most corrupt". He is a close ass...More..

Israeli PM Netanyahu Reiterates Call on US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Israeli PM Netanyahu Reiterates Call on US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to members of the diplomatic corps in Israel in the Yad Vashem Synagogue, January 26, 2017, in Jerusalem , Israel. "Hundreds of millions of Christians around t...More..

Federal judge grants emergency stay of Trump's 'Muslim ban'
by | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Federal judge grants emergency stay of Trump's 'Muslim ban'

The lawsuit - filed by the American Civil Liberties Union , the International Refugee Assistance Project , the National Immigration Law Center and a Yale Law School legal clinic - argues that detaining the ...More..

by | Monday, January 30, 2017

United States has committed worse crimes than entry ban of Muslims

In an interview to ABC News , Trump was asked why Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were not on a list of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens would be banned from the U.S. It also shocked the ...More..

Arsene Wenger's thoughts on a comfortable FA Cup win over Southampton
by | Monday, January 30, 2017

Arsene Wenger's thoughts on a comfortable FA Cup win over Southampton

He's a player who just seems to love to play, whatever his energy levels, whatever the importance of the match , and nearly as soon as he was on, he had battled his way through the Southampton defence and cut ...More..

29 lost at sea as tourist boat goes missing off Borneo
by | Monday, January 30, 2017

29 lost at sea as tourist boat goes missing off Borneo

Earlier this afternoon, it was reported that a boat skipper and a crew member were found alive near Pulau Tiga, about 50km south of Pulau Mengalum. This included the skipper and a crew member who were repor...More..

by | Monday, January 30, 2017

Leftwinger, reformist in duel for French Socialist presidential nod

The victor was Benoît Hamon, a onetime education minister under François Hollande, the historically unpopular Socialist president whose unusual decision not to seek re-election led the way to Sunday's leftist p...More..

by | Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump Mourns Loss of Service Member in First Raid He Authorized

The al-Dhahab family are believed to be allies of al-Qaida, which is said to be strong in the Bayda province, according to security forces. The Pentagon indicated 14 al-Qaida members were killed in the raid. ...More..

Trump Urges Stronger Push Against ISIS That Could Include Big U.S
by | Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump Urges Stronger Push Against ISIS That Could Include Big U.S

The memorandum orders the Pentagon, the intelligence community, and key Cabinet agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat the extremist group. The U.S. now has about 6,000 military personnel in Iraq ...More..

Refugee Order Leads to Detaining Passengers at DFW Airport
by | Sunday, January 29, 2017

Refugee Order Leads to Detaining Passengers at DFW Airport

He said both of the men have been specifically targeted in their home country because of their affiliation with the United States, and would be in "serious danger" if they were sent back. "Mr. President, look a...More..

Theresa May signs £100 million fighter jet deal with Turkey
by | Sunday, January 29, 2017

Theresa May signs £100 million fighter jet deal with Turkey

Speaking to reporters at the presidential palace in Ankara after meeting President Tayyip Erdogan, Ms May called Turkey one of Britain's oldest friends and briefly touched on human rights, a sore point for Mr...More..

by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump administration reportedly told EPA to freeze grants, contracts

The controversial new rules, which will also apply to information displayed on the EPA's website , have sparked outrage from scientists and journalists. We all know the Trump team has ... alternative views o...More..

Chinese New Year Will See More Digital Red Envelopes Than Before
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year Will See More Digital Red Envelopes Than Before

Macy's, for example, announced Tuesday that its stores all over the country would be hosting events and educational activities to promote the Chinese New Year with instrumental performances, traditional ref...More..

Four Syrian Terrorist Groups Join Ranks With Ahrar al-Sham - Statement
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Four Syrian Terrorist Groups Join Ranks With Ahrar al-Sham - Statement

As the fighting escalated on Wednesday, JFS militants stormed a prison in Idlib where members were being held by other rebel groups, according to the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Huma...More..

Geneva talks on Syria postponed until end of February
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Geneva talks on Syria postponed until end of February

Lavrentyey also said on Tuesday that Russia's intention was only to accelerate the peace process and not interfering with internal issues. Lavrov called on those gathered here to consistently contribute to th...More..

Chile wildfires: At least 10 die in catastrophe
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chile wildfires: At least 10 die in catastrophe

The Chilean government said on Thursday that intense forest fires in central Chile had killed 10 people and displaced thousands of people while destroying entire villages. The United States deployed a Boeing ...More..

Usain Bolt can no longer call himself a triple-triple Olympic champion
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Usain Bolt can no longer call himself a triple-triple Olympic champion

All four members of Jamaica's 4x100m squad in 2008, which was made up of Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater, have now been stripped of their medals. Carter did not compete in the Rio 2016 games as he...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Protesters gather in Philadelphia to meet GOP congressional retreat

And he drew laughs when he accused Senate Democrats of delaying votes on his Commerce Secretary designee Wilbur Ross, which he said will impact his Friday talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May . "I thi...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump To Cut UN Funding By 40 Percent

Donald Trump is preparing executive orders that would dramatically reduce USA funding of the United Nations, as well as other global organisations that do not meet certain criteria. The second executive order, ...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump's Baker Says She Was Asked to Copy Obama's Cake

Goldman's cake, in contrast, was composed of nine differently-flavored layers of cake, because it was an actual cake. Well if this just isn't the icing on the cake. "When you're doing a cake like this, you kn...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

North Korean elite is turning against Kim Jong-un, defector claims

He explains it with a phrase that perfectly summarizes what is happening in his country, "We have to pour gas on North Korea and let the people set on fire". Worldwide sanctions on the regime are working an...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow returning to nation

In a press conference in Nigeria on Tuesday, he said that the troops were working to make Banjul and the surrounding area a safe place for Barrow's return. Barrow will be staying at his own residence until furt...More..

Knights of Malta head quits amid row over condom programme
by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Knights of Malta head quits amid row over condom programme

The Knights of Malta has summoned its top governing body for a special session to formally accept the resignation of its leader after the pope announced a takeover of the sovereign lay Catholic group. The ouste...More..

President Trump signs executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood
by | Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump signs executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen for the Dutch government has announced she intends to establish an global fund which would finance projects relating to access for birth...More..

US to Review Kerry's Last-minute Decision to Release $221m to Palestinians
by | Thursday, January 26, 2017

US to Review Kerry's Last-minute Decision to Release $221m to Palestinians

The funds are to be used for humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza, and other projects around governance and political reform. Republican members of Congress had been holding up the money to the PA, but ...More..