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Trump Has Another Job to Fill as Top US Intelligence Chief Resigns

Clapper, a retired lieutenant general in the Air Force, has been the face of several controversies surrounding U.S. intelligence during his time as director. residents. In 2013, he denied in congressional testimony that the U.S. intelligence community had large amounts of data on USA citizens, which appeared to be contradicted by revelations later that year from United States intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. Read More »

India train derailment kills at least 50


According to railways officials, the casualties could rise as the rescue operations are under way. The seating-cum-luggage rack, two general cars, five air-conditionedones and six second-class sleeper cars were derailed. Train accidents are common in India, with most accidents occurring due to human error or ageing equipment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the derailment. Read More »

Tony Blair's aides dismiss Donald Trump job links as 'nonsense'


But Trump thanked Christie for his support since then. Presidential politics as a family affair is nothing new in America, says Sam Abrams, a professor of political science at Sarah Lawrence College in NY. In 2007, Kushner graduated from New York University where he earned his J.D. degree and his M.B.A. degree; his father had previously made a $3 million donation to NYU in 2001.He interned at Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office. Read More »

Lawyers: Students who sued Trump U to get paid


U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel , the Indiana-born jurist who was accused of bias by Trump over his Mexican heritage, issued his decision in the class-action suit hours before attorneys for Trump and those suing him were expected to appear in court to discuss what evidence will be allowed and other issues involving the trial set to begin November 28. Read More »

Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M


They said the program misled students by calling itself a university when it was not an accredited school and by saying that Mr Trump "hand-picked" instructors. After the settlement was announced, the trial was cancelled. Here's how the money breaks down: $21 million will go toward paying back former students in two class-action suits in California and NY will get $3 million to repay students not in the California claims. Read More »

If hardship due to demonetisation continues, there may be riots: SC


Thakur said in an oral observation. Instead you have reduced the cash limit from Rs 4,000 to Rs 2,000. "What's the problem? Is it printing problem?" said Justice Thakur. On this Mr. Sibal said "Only people with Mercedes will be able to swipe out their cash at the petrol pumps and not the farmers!" Government sources had said the 43 candidates had been rejected by the government in the aftermath of Intelligence Bureau inputs relating to "character", "conduct" and "conflict of interest". Read More »

Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally


Concerns are growing that Bersih supporters and pro-government groups could clash at the rally, with the group's chairwoman having received anonymous death threats. Police have deemed the protests illegal and have warned that they will take action against protestors. The human rights group Amnesty International called for the immediate release of the Bersih activists, describing them as prisoners of conscience. Read More »

Airstrikes in Syria's besieged Aleppo kill more than 20


On Tuesay, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three hospitals in rebel-held areas of northern Syria had been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, leaving medical staff and patients wounded. A spokesman for the USA -led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says Syrian Kurdish forces are leaving the town of Manbij after training local fighters to defend it. Read More »

Court Adjourns Judgment On Jegede's Appeal Indefinitely


Ayo Fadaka, commended the appellate court over what it described as its obvious commitment to the administration of justice in the matter by giving it expeditious hearing. A special panel of the Court of Appeal approved Mr Eyitayo Jegede's request to appeal the judgement of the court that led to the substitution of his name with that of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim. Read More »

Turkish NATO officers seek asylum

The majority of asylum requests from Turkish officers were believed to be made from those working in Germany, according to a Turkish official. A total of 500 soldiers, 50 of whom are Turkish, are deployed at the headquarters of NATO's Allied Air Command. Read More »

Officer is charged with manslaughter in shooting of motorist in Minnesota


Ramsey County, Minnesota prosecutor John Choi announced Wednesday that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second degree manslaughter and two felony counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm . Castile had not followed the officer's commands. November 16: Prosecutors announce that Yanez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in Castile's shooting. Read More »

Stout art professor creates pins to honor slain Saudi student


Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, a student at University of Wisconsin-Stout, died after a weekend assault. - Menomonie Police have identified a suspect in the death of student Hussain Alnahdi. Alnahdi was found unconscious and bleeding from his mouth and nose. Police said the investigation into Alnahdi's death included interviews with people out-of-state. Read More »

Donald Trump to Meet With Mitt Romney

Romney disagrees with Trump over Russian Federation as a threat. The former MA governor is being presented as a choice that would show Trump is looking for "adults" because he would bring a team of professionals along with him, the source said, adding that the nomination is being seen as a "serious" possibility. Read More »

Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

The dismissals followed the abrupt firing of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was replaced as chief of the transition by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. His new chief of staff, Reince Priebus, is an experienced Washington insider while his Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, is a white nationalist who previously ran far-right news website Breibart News. Read More »

Houthis 'ready' to end war, form unity government in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missiles to counter such attacks. Since the signing of the nuclear deal by Iran and six world powers in July 2015, the letter noted, "we have seen nothing but increased Iranian aggression in the region and the continuation of support for terrorist groups ". Read More »

Kosovo police 'foil IS attack' on Israeli football team


Authorities in Kosovo announced Thursday they recently thwarted an Islamic State group attack planned in southeastern Europe - one component of which would have targeted a foreign soccer team. It also referred to "synchronized terrorist attacks". Albania and Macedonia detained six people. The venue of last weekend's World Cup qualifier was changed for "security reasons" from the northern Albanian city of Shkodër, near the border with Montenegro, to Elbasan, which is much nearer to the ... Read More »

Protests continue on 5th day denouncing Donald Trump as US president


Barack Obama says he "absolutely" has concerns about a Donald Trump presidency, in his first news conference since the U.S. election. In a White House press briefing Monday ahead of his last foreign trip as president, Obama offered some details about the meeting he had last week with Donald Trump. Read More »

Rivlin in New Delhi talks tighter security ties


Referring to growing collaboration between the two friendly nations (especially in the defence sector), he said that Israel was ready to "make in India and make with India". "Our partnership can generate jobs and benefit both geographies". India and Israel had also chose to intensify cooperation in fighting terrorism and boosting trade and investment, Modi said. Read More »

Exporters see China taking up slack from TPP


In the House, Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Texas), the chairman of the House committee that oversees trade, said in a statement Wednesday that "this important agreement is not ready to be considered during the lame duck and will remain on hold until President Trump decides the path forward". Read More »

Utah students stabbed in boy's locker room, teen detained


In the mayhem immediately after the attack, Junior Karen Martinez said she saw three victims run from the locker room toward the school's central office, one suffering from a head wound and another with a neck injury. What should have been a typical day at a Utah high school ended in a violent stabbing attack on Tuesday morning. Police did not release names of the suspect or the victims, citing their ages. Read More »

Leaderless Democratic Party in dire straits after GOP sweeps

In other words, it's not a sickness with the party's values, it's a sickness specific to Clinton. During a phone interview with the Associated Press , Mr Sanders explained that he first wants to help rebuild the Democratic Party from its base following Donald Trump's devastating victory. Read More »

Israel court sticks to deadline for illegal settlement

In 2006, Israeli police demolished nine homes at Amona, setting off clashes pitting settlers and their supporters against police and soldiers. Among the evidence presented to the High Court were letters from Amona residents, saying they have no intention of relocating and that their community was built with the informal approval of Israel's Housing and Construction Ministry. Read More »

Leonard Cohen, rock music's poetic visionary, dies at age 82


The cause of death is now unknown. Cohen's son, Adam, who helped produce his latest album, said in a statement his father died in the knowledge he'd made "one of his greatest records". His next two albums were " Songs From a Room " (1969) and " Songs of Love and Hate " (1971). The latter featured Bird on the Wire , one of his most iconic songs. Read More »

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Up by 67% in 2015

Using data from the beginning of the year through November 6, showed there have been more hate crimes in 2016 in NY compared to all of 2015. CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said, "We witnessed a sharp jump in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide a year ago, with that spike in Islamophobia continuing through 2016 and accelerating after the November 8 election". Read More »

At rally for Clinton, Obama speaks up for protester supporting Trump


Ms Clinton and Mr Trump criss-crossed battleground states in their final push to rally voters and announced additional stops till late Monday. Both candidates began the day in the hotly contested state of Florida, the third largest USA state by population, where polls show them neck and neck. Read More »

Russia's Putin dismisses economy minister

On Tuesday, a Moscow court put the official under house arrest until January 15 during the ongoing probe into the case. Before his dismissal was announced, Ulyukayev made an appearance in court, without handcuffs and wearing a suit and tie, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene. Read More »

26 civilians dead in Afghan raid killing 2 US troops

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation declined to identify the Americans killed, pending notification of their next of kin. "The area is now in government control and the incident is being investigated", Danish said. An American civilian was also killed in October. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a statement criticizing the Taliban for using women and children as "a shield" during the raid. Read More »