- Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer echoed that suggestion.
- (Bloomberg) -- At Hong Kong’s most prestigious local schools, the admissions process can be brutally competitive. Demand for openings almost always exceeds supply, and children from the city’s upper echelons often get rejected.But as pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong intensify, some financial professionals who once coveted such schools for their kids are now steering them away. With children as young as 11 getting arrested for participating in the protests, these parents -- a
- In her testimony, Jennifer Williams said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's president "struck me as unusual and inappropriate."
Child abuse victims should have right to sue paedophiles caught with images of them, children charities sayChild abuse victims should be given new rights to sue paedophiles caught viewing or sharing indecent images of them, children charities have said. The Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (CCCIS) called for the initiative arguing it would act as a deterrent for offenders, who now know they are unlikely to go do jail, as it could mean potentially losing their homes and pensions if caught with abuse material. The CCCIS, which represents charities such as the NSPCC and Bar
- The United States and Mexico are bound to a shared cultural, economic, environmental and demographic destiny.
- China will deploy a force of aerial drones to stalk American submarines in the Western Pacific.
- Iran's supreme leader on Sunday backed the government's decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike "thugs," signaling a potential crackdown. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments came as authorities shut down the internet across Iran to smother the protests in some two dozen cities and towns over the rise of government-set prices by 50 per cent as of Friday. One firm said it was the biggest internet outage ever seen in Ir
- Hong Kong students shot arrows at police firing tear gas as escalating violence paralyzed the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's educational system.
- Airbusand Boeingfought to save billions of dollars of jet deals on Sunday as host airline Emirates kept the Dubai Airshow in suspense over dozens of tentative orders designed to fine-tune the world's largest international airline network.The world's top jetmakers are trying to win final approval for more than $30 billion in orders from Emirates that have been on ice for up to two years as Emirates protests about industrial delays.Interlocking deals involving a total of 110 Boeing 787 and Airbus
Racist, anti-Semitic incidents prompt Syracuse to halt fraternity activities; Alpha Chi Rho suspendedSyracuse suspended a fraternity and halted social activities of all fraternities for the semester after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents.
- Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong urged Germany Sunday to stop military training assistance to China after its troops appeared in the protest-hit Asian financial hub, a German daily reported.The sudden emergence of soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army on the streets of Hong Kong Saturday rattled nerves in the semi-autonomous territory, rocked by months of increasingly violent anti-government protests.
- HP Inc said on Sunday it was open to exploring a bid for U.S. printer maker Xerox Corp after rebuffing a $33.5 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer from the latter as "significantly" undervaluing the personal computer maker.Xerox made the offer for HP, a company more than three times its size, on Nov. 5, after it resolved a dispute with its joint venture partner Fujifilm Holdings Corp that represented billions of dollars in potential liabilities.Responding to Xerox's offer on Sunday, HP said
- (Bloomberg) -- Democrat John Bel Edwards won re-election as governor of Louisiana on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump who campaigned aggressively to support challenger Eddie Rispone, a Republican who fashioned his campaign as a referendum on the president.Edwards won with 51% of the votes, according to a results portal on the Louisiana secretary of state’s website, a margin of about 40,000 votes. Turnout was 50.7% against 40.2% in the state’s previous election for g
- A Northern California prosecutor used his 13-year-old daughter to lure a man back to the spot where she said he had molested her, so the man’s incriminating actions could be recorded on video, according to a newspaper report Sunday.The suspect has been arrested but the Santa Clara County prosecutor is under scrutiny for possibly endangering his child, the Mercury News reported, citing police reports and sources familiar with the case.Ali Mohammad Lajmiri, 76, of San Jose is charged with le
- Xerox made the offer for HP, a company more than three times its size, on Nov. 5, after it resolved a dispute with its joint venture partner Fujifilm Holdings Corp that represented billions of dollars in potential liabilities.Responding to Xerox's offer on Sunday, HP said in a statement that it would saddle the combined company with "outsized debt" and was not in the best interest of its shareholders."With substantive engagement from Xerox management and access to diligence information on Xerox,
- (Bloomberg) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for not moving faster to reduce police stops under a “stop-and-frisk” policy while he was in office that critics said targeted blacks and Hispanics.Bloomberg spoke as he considers a late bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.“Over time, I’ve come to understand something that I long struggled to admit to myself: I got something important wrong. I got something important really wrong,” Bloomb
- Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance changed out of the drab inmate's uniform he had worn for six years Friday and left the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas a free man. He arrived minutes later at a nearby hotel, where his family swallowed him in a group embrace, crying tears of joy."I want to say thank you to President Trump," he said amid a throng of well-wishers. "And I want the rest of the country to do that, too."The president Friday cleared Lorance and two other servicemen accused or co
Ambassador Sondland, a key player in the impeachment inquiry, flaunted access to Trump on a loud call in a Ukrainian restaurant, officials allege ahead of his testimonyMultiple officials have pointed to Sondland, US Ambassador to the European Union, as a key part of President Donald Trump's dealings in Ukraine.
- Pete Buttigieg’s rise from 1% in the Register’s March poll to the top of it reflects the selling point of Iowa’s system, pollster J. Ann Selzer said.
- The Trump administration is preparing to submit court filings as soon as next week as a necessary step
toward seizing private land in Texas for its wall on the border with Mexico, NBC reported on Thursday.
- An elephant named after Osama bin Laden, the late al-Qaida leader, has died in captivity after he was captured following a massive hunt in northeastern India, officials said Sunday.
- The 1971 India-Pakistan War.
- Donald Trump suffered his third electoral setback in a matter of weeks after Democrat John Bel Edwards was re-elected as governor of Louisiana. Mr Edwards secured his place as the lone Democrat governor in the Deep South despite intense campaigning from the US president, who visited the state on several occasions. The Republican defeat came within days of the party losing the gubernatorial race in Kentucky where the incumbent, Matt Bevin, was ousted by Democrat, Andy Beshear, by a wafe
- Jerusalem (AFP) - "The eyes of truth will never be blinded," protesters' placards read, as Palestinian journalists wore eye patches Sunday to decry the wounding of a colleague in the occupied West Bank.Muath Amarneh has been in an Israeli hospital since he was hit in the eye Friday during clashes between Israeli border police and Palestinian demonstrators in the village of Surif, close to Hebron in the southern West Bank.Dozens of Palestinian journalists rallied Sunday -- protesting with one eye
- Russia is set to return Ukrainian navy ships seized a year ago, as it prepares for a summit to try to resolve the wider conflict between them, Interfax news agency said Sunday."In accordance with agreements concluded with the Ukrainian side, three Ukrainian ships... are being towed from the port of Kerch to an approved transfer point," border officials with the Russian secret service told the Interfax news agency.The TV channel Crimea 24 released footage of the three Ukrainian boats being towed
- Iraqi security and medical officials say a protester has been killed by a direct hit to the head from a tear gas cannister amid fresh clashes on a strategic Baghdad bridge.The officials said 32 others were wounded Sunday, hours after protesters retook control of half of Ahrar Bridge.Ahrar Bridge leads to the other side of the Tigris River near the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said he isn’t “crazy” about accepting support from super PACs, but he will as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.Patrick’s decision comes after former Vice President Joe Biden decided to reverse course last month and accept funding from super PACs.Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont — have railed against accepting “dark money” from undisclosed donors.
- The deaths of three separate families within ten days have shocked Turkey as the country struggles with mass unemployment and a financial crisis. On Friday, authorities confirmed that a family of three had been found dead in their home in the central Istanbul district of Bakırköy, poisoned by cyanide. Police had entered the house after neighbours complained of a chemical smell. Bülent Kerimoğlu, the local mayor, said that the father, a jeweller, had financial trou
- Several employees at a Wisconsin Popeyes restaurant lost their jobs after a brawl was caught on cellphone video.
- Hong Kong police lay siege on Monday to a university where hundreds of anti-government protesters were bunkered down with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons, amid fears of a bloody crackdown and U.S. calls for restraint.Police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets to force back dozens of protesters who tried to escape the besieged campus of Polytechnic University, after a night of mayhem in which major roads and a police armored van were set alight and a police officer was shot with
- Venezuelan military personnel have been jailed in recent months for allegedly supporting US and Colombian efforts to overthrow the government, President Nicolas Maduro said in a television interview aired Sunday.Maduro did not say how many members of the military had been arrested, and provided only a sketchy description of the alleged plots in the interview with private channel Televen.Foro Penal, a human rights monitor, says there are 399 political prisoners in Venezuela, including 109 members
- Two leading Muslim groups said Sunday they will file petitions in India's top court challenging its decision to award Hindus control of a bitterly disputed holy site that has sparked deadly inter-religious violence.The Supreme Court ruled on November 9 that the holy site in Ayodhya, where Hindu mobs destroyed a 460-year-old mosque in 1992, must be managed by a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu temple.A separate piece of land in Ayodhya would be given over to a Muslim group to build a
- A month after their explosive confrontation over impeachment and Ukraine, Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) were back at it on Sunday when Todd pointedly told Johnson that he seemed to “blame this on everybody” but President Trump.Johnson, who has previously said it made him “wince” when U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland said President Trump would release military aid to Ukraine when Ukraine moved to “get to the bottom of what happ
- Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to use live bullets if "rioters" used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, after the latest flare up during five months of anti-government protests in the Chinese ruled city.The police statement followed fresh clashes outside a university in the centre of Hong Kong where protesters were hunkered down behind makeshift shields and hurled petrol bombs at police in a standoff blocking a vital tunnel link.The violence, which has convulsed the Asia
- Gordon Sondland flaunted an ability to dial Trump's phone number at will. Now, his relationship with the president puts both in a precarious position.
- Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color.Addressing a black church in Brooklyn, Bloomberg said he was “sorry” and acknowledged it often led to the detention of blacks and Latinos.“I can’t change histo
Minneapolis Police Admit to Discovering 1,500 Untested Rape Kits, Spanning Over 30 Years, Found in Storage“We had failure in terms of the auditing process of those kits"
- Hong Kong police Monday warned for the first time that they may use "live rounds" after pro-democracy protesters fired arrows and threw petrol bombs at officers at a beseiged university campus, as the crisis engulfing the city veered deeper into danger.Protests have tremored through the global financial hub since June, with many in the city of 7.5 million people venting fury at eroding freedoms under Chinese rule.Three protesters have been shot by armed police in the unrelenting months of protes
- President Hassan Rouhani warned Sunday that riot-hit Iran could not allow "insecurity" after two days of unrest killed two people and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access.Rouhani defended the controversial petrol price hike that triggered the protests -- a project which the government says will finance social welfare spending amid a sharp economic downturn.The unrest erupted on Friday, hours after it was announced the price of petrol would rise to 15,000 rials per litre (12
- A well-known national transgender policy group finds itself having to rebuild after a mass exodus of staff members amid discontent over its leadership, claims of retaliation for labor organizing and concerns about minority hiring and outreach.The group, the National Center for Transgender Equality, has lost about two-thirds of its staff in just weeks, Mara Keisling, the group's executive director, said on Friday night.At least eight staff members resigned as a result of frustrations with the org
- "Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a 'rabid dog,'" the president tweeted in a tepid defense Biden.
- HONG KONG -- Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China's mass detention of as many as 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.The 403 pages reveal how the demands of top officials, including President Xi Jinping, led to the creation of the indoctrination camps, which have long been shrouded in secrecy. The documents also show that the government acknowled
- A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding car while off duty in 2017 will face no criminal charges in the death of a child.
- LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The crowded Democratic field of presidential candidates grappled with President Barack Obama's advice and legacy Saturday, the day after the former president sounded an unusual public warning about moving too far left in the primary race.While none were willing to directly rebuff Obama, a few candidates offered implicit criticism, saying that Democrats should be careful to steadfastly back the field so that whoever wins the nomination can count on enthusiastic support from
- Syracuse suspended a fraternity and halted social activities of all fraternities for the semester after a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly criticized President Trump’s “totally wrong and inappropriate” Twitter attack on a long-serving U.S. diplomat during last week’s impeachment testimony.
- Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly confronted House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday over the top Republican’s characterization of last week’s impeachment testimony, accusing the congressman of “very badly” misrepresenting the witnesses’ positions.Wallace pressed the Trump-boosting Louisiana lawmaker on the upcoming testimony of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sonldand, asking Scalise if it was possible Sondland could “blo
- A senior White House official confirmed to Yahoo News that Trump screened the movie for guests including “family, friends, and some staff.”
- U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency in a commentary on Friday lashed out at Biden
- Iraqi protesters regained control of a third bridge leading to Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, taking further ground in the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades.Security forces used tear gas and stun bombs to prevent protesters from getting right across Ahrar Bridge in central Baghdad, part of a weeks-long attempt to disrupt traffic and reach the Green Zone housing government ministry and embassies.Protesters made a barricade of old cabinets, trash cans and metal sheeting on
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