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World Trump 'highly' likely to speak with Putin at upcoming APEC summit
Author: 0 Trump 'highly' likely to speak with Putin at upcoming APEC summit

Both leaders "have a lot to discuss", Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov agreed Wednesday this week, "including major worldwide issues ranging from Syria to North Korea and so on". The probability for a face-to-face meeting of the two presidents is "quite high", Peskov said. The pair last met at the G20 summit in Germany in July.

World DIG Hamid Shakeel martyred in Quetta blast
Author: 0 DIG Hamid Shakeel martyred in Quetta blast

The explosion took place in the heart of the provincial capital of Balochistan province, which has seen a series of attacks targeting police personnel and others in recent days. Reports confirmed that DIG's auto was badly damaged in the explosion. Days earlier, a suicide bomber killed at least 18 people at a shrine in the town of Jhal Magsi, about 165km south of Quetta.

World Chandy, Congress leaders aided solar scam accused: panel
Author: 0 Chandy, Congress leaders aided solar scam accused: panel

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said that the UDF can not be touched by the report submitted by justice Sivarajan Commission that investigated the solar scam. "Everything that the report contains has come out before too, and there is nothing new which is going to come out", said Chandy. Never before in the history of the state has the tabling of a judicial probe report witnessed such heightened political activity.

World Abe, Trump agree to put 'maximum' pressure on N. Korea
Author: 0 Abe, Trump agree to put 'maximum' pressure on N. Korea

During the campaign, Trump accused Japan of benefiting unfairly from the US-Japan security alliance, and declared that the arrangement was " not a fair deal ". Though he stood in one of the Asian capitals in range of North Korea's missiles, Mr Trump did not modulate his fiery language, saying Pyongyang endangers "international peace and stability".

Author: 0 Big cruise ships visiting Venice to be re-routed

The massive cruise ships dwarf the church towers, the famous views and even sometimes block out the sun. While some large ships will still be allowed in Giudecca Canal , Venice's mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, sees the decision as a compromise, benefitting the environment, the people of Venice , and the economy-namely "the jobs created by the cruise industry, which we can not afford to lose", reports The Local .

World Woman Who Sabotoged Fiancé's Kayak Is Sentenced to Up to 4 Years
Author: 0 Woman Who Sabotoged Fiancé's Kayak Is Sentenced to Up to 4 Years

Though her initial account held that Viafore had capsized and disappeared, she later implicated herself in the crime. The woman, Angelika Graswald, had faced manslaughter and murder charges in the death of Vincent Viafore. Graswald declined to speak in court, but in her statement said the "entire process has been incredible hard". "Never would I imagine waking up one day and finding myself behind bars, charged with murdering the man I love".

World Finally, Actor Terry Crews Reports His Sexual Assault to the Police
Author: 0 Finally, Actor Terry Crews Reports His Sexual Assault to the Police

Investigation into the claims is undergoing, after Venit had been identified as the alleged groper by Variety . Last month the actor revealed on Twitter that he was assaulted by a then unnamed male Hollywood executive. My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was insane. Venit also represents A-list celebrities such as Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman, both of whom have been facing sexual misconduct allegations in the recent past.

World Labor senator suffers verbal assault, says racism is getting worse in Australia
Author: 0 Labor senator suffers verbal assault, says racism is getting worse in Australia

On Thursday, Dastyari told the Nine Network that what is now happening in politics is heading into a "very, very ugly place". 'You racist rednecks. " You dance so far to the right that it gives those a little bit further out a sense of entitlement, a sense of belonging". He later took to Facebook himself and suggested the political rhetoric of the One Nation Party encourages such behaviour.

World Navy will carry out rare three-carrier exercise in Sea of Japan
Author: 0 Navy will carry out rare three-carrier exercise in Sea of Japan

Navy said it would carry out strike force drills in the Western Pacific using three aircraft carriers - the first such exercise in a decade. The source said, "The U.S. South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with the USA about holding joint drills with the carriers for the first time, but wouldn't consider a trilateral exercise involving Japan.

World Jenny Durkan lays out her first 30 days as mayor of Seattle
Author: 0 Jenny Durkan lays out her first 30 days as mayor of Seattle

She already held the distinction of being the first openly gay US Attorney after former President Barack Obama appointed her. Seattle voters chose between Durkan and Moon to replace former Mayor Ed Murray, who resigned earlier this year amid accusations of sexual abuse.

World German police surprised to find python in drunk teenager's pants
Author: 0 German police surprised to find python in drunk teenager's pants

Police asked the man what that bulge was, the report states, and he told them that it was just a snake. When questioned about the "considerable bulge" in his pants, the man told the officers he was carrying a snake. He was taken to a police cell to sober up and the snake was put in a box. Back here in the states, the Asheville Police Department said it found a 5-foot boa constrictor in a North Carolina hotel bed after a scared housekeeper discovered it while cleaning.

World US, South Korea, Australia Hold East China Sea Navy Drills
Author: 0 US, South Korea, Australia Hold East China Sea Navy Drills

Intelligence experts and analysts believe Beijing's biggest concern is that a collapsed North Korea could lead to a unified and US-allied Korea on China's border and a mass migration of refugees across the Yalu river. "A nonpartisan report by the Congressional Research Service indicates conflict on the peninsula could impact as many as 25 million people on either side of the border, including more than 100,000 USA citizens".

Author: 0 Q3 2017 Earnings Estimate for ConocoPhillips (COP) Issued By Jefferies Group

RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $6200 target in Friday, July 14 report. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP ) closed its last session at $53.48. This represents a $1.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform" on Friday, March 31.

World China's goods trade volume up 15.9 pct in Jan-Oct
Author: 0 China's goods trade volume up 15.9 pct in Jan-Oct

The dollar value of exports rose 6.9% year on year in October, slowing from a pace of 8.1% in September. The trade surplus swelled to $US38.17 billion, up from $US28.47 billion in September but below the $US39.5 billion level expected. "I think imports will remain relatively low (for November and December), but maybe not as low as October". XAutoplay: On | OffBrent fell 0.4% to $63.47 per barrel.

World Ryan: Enforcing existing laws would have prevented Texas massacre
Author: 0 Ryan: Enforcing existing laws would have prevented Texas massacre

He was a domestic abuser", Ryan continued. Police said the suspected shooter, who has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, was later found dead in his vehicle. "The Air Force has launched a review of how the service handled the criminal records of former Airman Devin P. Kelley following his 2012 domestic violence conviction", the Air Force said in a statement.

World Bitterroot Valley to honor veterans
Author: 0 Bitterroot Valley to honor veterans

In observance and reverence of Veteran's Day, the Bucyrus City School District will host special programs and assemblies at both the Elementary and Secondary School Nov. The program will feature a slideshow presentation and music. The band and alumni will perform the national anthem followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Author: 0 OTC painkillers as effective as opioids in the ED

Chang, who joined Albany Medical Center past year, conducted the double-blind study in the emergency department of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. A new study by a doctor with Albany Medical Center could have a wide-ranging impact on the opioid crisis , particularly by stopping addictions before they start.

World Sen. Hirono, Democrats Propose Ban on Assault Weapons
Author: 0 Sen. Hirono, Democrats Propose Ban on Assault Weapons

However, the ban expired in 2004 and was not renewed, despite signs that it was having a noticeable effect on curbing gun violence. Three days after one of the worst mass shootings in USA history, 22 Democratic senators on Wednesday proposed a national ban on military-style weapons of the sort the Texas shooter deployed to massacre 26 people in a church on Sunday.

World SHINee's Minho meets First Lady Melania Trump for '2018 Winter Olympics' event
Author: 0 SHINee's Minho meets First Lady Melania Trump for '2018 Winter Olympics' event

Melania attended the government-sponsored event, which encouraged female participation in sports and promoted the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, according to the Associated Press. However, as soon as one of the girls in the group notices the SHINee singer standing beside Melania, she bursts into screams. Billboard reports that Choi Min-ho paid a surprise visit to the venue where the first lady gave a speech on the importance of giving girls equal access to sports.

World Vice President in SA today to visit church shooting victims
Author: 0 Vice President in SA today to visit church shooting victims

He killed 26 people and wounded 20. The vigil comes just days after a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs left 26 people dead. Floresville is about 13 miles south of Sutherland Springs. The Las Vegas attacker, Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, is also believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This marks the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history.

World Driverless Shuttle Crashes 1 Hour After Introduction In Las Vegas
Author: 0 Driverless Shuttle Crashes 1 Hour After Introduction In Las Vegas

Its makers say it can safely drive up to 45 km/h. The autonomous vehicle runs a half-mile loop in downtown Las Vegas and began running at 10 a.m. It was involved in a crash near 7th and Fremont Streets around noon Wednesday. "The truck very slowly backed up into a parked autonomous shuttle". While the shuttle will remain out of service for the rest of the day, the tests will continue for the duration of the 12-month pilot in the downtown Innovation District, officials say.

World Retired Navy veteran charged with kidnapping Ashanti Billie
Author: 0 Retired Navy veteran charged with kidnapping Ashanti Billie

Investigators say Billie was last seen on September 18 in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area on her way to work at a sandwich shop on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. Her auto was seen leaving the base a short time later but it was unclear if Billie was inside. Brown has been charged with kidnapping and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, if convicted.

World Syrian army & allies capture last major ISIS held town in Syria
Author: 0 Syrian army & allies capture last major ISIS held town in Syria

Coalition airstrikes have declined by more than 50% as USA -backed forces in Iraq and Syria have largely destroyed the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate and surviving militants have been killed or fled. Albu Kamal is located on the border with Iraq on the bank of the Euphrates. The bombing is the first since Iraqi federal security forces took over the city from Kurdish region-run troops last month in the wake of a controversial independence vote.

Author: 0 Texas shooting: Federal Bureau of Investigation unable to access mobile phone gunman

Combs said . That's because experts at the FBI's lab in Quantico, Va., are trying to determine if there are other methods to access the phone's data, such as through cloud storage backups or linked laptops, these people said. The FBI has confiscated the phone of the gunman who opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday, 5 November, but is unable to unlock it for its ongoing investigation, an official revealed.

World Constitutional convention rejected again, county strongly voted no
Author: 0 Constitutional convention rejected again, county strongly voted no

Both Planned Parenthood and New York State Right to Life opposed the referendum, fearing changes in abortion law that would not be to their liking. Statewide, the question of the constitutional convention failed by a similar margin, with about 75 percent of voters rejecting the proposal.

World Remembrance Day services this weekend
Author: 0 Remembrance Day services this weekend

Ferring's service is at Ferring War Memorial, Ferring Street at 10.45am, with roads closed until 11.30am. Reverend Louise Brown, who is vicar of All Saints Church, Dedworth and Reverend Rosie Webb, Rector of St Andrews in Clewer have combined forces to hold a joint open air Remembrance service on Saturday - Armistice Day itself - rather than on Sunday.

World Racial slurs at Air Force Academy were written by targeted cadet
Author: 0 Racial slurs at Air Force Academy were written by targeted cadet

The US Air Force Academy has said racial slurs written on the dormitory doors of five black cadets was written by one of the targeted students. Lt. Herritage declined to discuss details of the incident due to privacy concerns, but said racism "has no place" at the academy. "We will continue to create a climate of dignity and respect for all, encourage ideas that do so, and hold those who fail to uphold these standards accountable", the AFA said in a statement released Tuesday.

World Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty
Author: 0 Former President Obama Reports For Jury Duty

Obama returned to Chicago Wednesday morning to report for jury duty at Daley Center. along with his Secret Service detail, of course. He was once the most powerful man in the world, but these days Barack Obama can't use work as a reason to get out of jury duty.

World India's Kom rejoices at fifth Asian Gold
Author: 0 India's Kom rejoices at fifth Asian Gold

The 34-year-old had proved that she still has fuel left in her tank as she kicked off the summit showdown aggressively to get an early lead in the first round. Showcasing her defensive capability, she fended off her challenger whilst also landing a few punches when the opportunity arose. "I had studied videos of Komura well before our semifinal bout, so I was pretty confident about her tactics".

World Video of USA first lady, teens and K-pop star goes viral
Author: 0 Video of USA first lady, teens and K-pop star goes viral

A South Korean middle school student standing next to first lady Melania Trump had an explosive reaction after seeing Korean pop-star and actor Choi Minho at a sports event during President Donald Trump's visit to the country Tuesday.

World US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates
Author: 0 US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates

Jackson said in her two-page order that the ruling was meant to guarantee the defendants' rights to a fair trial and to ensure that a jury is not tainted by pretrial publicity. "I expect counsel to make their statements in the courtroom and in pleadings, and not on the courthouse steps", Jackson said Friday. Manafort and Gates have been charged on 12 counts, including "conspiracy against the US" and "conspiracy to launder money".

World BJP, Cong spar over demonetisation in Delhi
Author: 0 BJP, Cong spar over demonetisation in Delhi

Several top Union ministers and BJP leaders, led by finance minister Arun Jaitley, will travel to all the four metros as well as other major cities as part of a major media blitzkrieg to spread the message of the move's benefits a year down the line.

World Forest Park Police Dept. investigating after officers shot
Author: 0 Forest Park Police Dept. investigating after officers shot

Matson said officers were attempting to pull Bailey over for reckless driving. Matson said that there was believed to have been only one suspect involved. Matson didn't say how Bailey died. Forest Park Middle School in Forest Park was placed on lockdown after the shooting, WIVB-TV reported . Matson did not indicate the type of gun used by the suspect.

Author: 0 Qatari investor plans to sell $1.46b stake in India Bharti Airtel

Three Pillars Pte, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation, sold 199.9 million Bharti Airtel shares through stock market transactions. The QFE Group will reinvest the proceeds globally, as we continue to grow and diversify our portfolio. In May 2013, TPPL invested Rs 68 billion in Bharti Airtel , to strengthen the capital structure and allow further investment for growth. However, just like shares of other telecom companies, Bharti Airtel stocks have rallied 22-23 percent over the last ...

World Michigan Senate to Consider CPL Legislation
Author: 0 Michigan Senate to Consider CPL Legislation

She also said that allowing guns into areas in which people are drinking, such as taverns and arenas, was likely to lead to further violence. The additional training for the concealed-carry license would be four more hours of classroom sessions and more time on the gun range.

World Freedom School District referendum fails to pass
Author: 0 Freedom School District referendum fails to pass

That question failed with 1,055 yes votes, and 1,811 votes no. With 96 percent of votes counted 56.6 percent of voters came out against the bond while 43.3 percent came out in favor. They split that increase over two elections. Question No. 2, will bring in a $1.75 million bond for Bronco Arena. The first question asked for $3.4 million to renovate and expand a multi-purpose gymnasium, add a new industrial arts and STEM area, and create staff/event parking.

World Trump vows support to Japan against North Korea
Author: 0 Trump vows support to Japan against North Korea

Trump has already visited a joint US-Japanese military base just outside of Tokyo . "Beautiful characters", Trump said as she paused to admire their work. President Trump on Monday pledged to stand by Japan against the "menace" of North Korea and said he hoped the two nations could come to a "free, fair, and reciprocal" trade relationship.

World DEA Collects Record 456 Tons Of Opioids On Take Back Day
Author: 0 DEA Collects Record 456 Tons Of Opioids On Take Back Day

That was 456 tons' worth of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal across more than 5,300 collection sites. The event promoted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is meant to help residents safely dispose of opioids and other potentially harmful medicines that could be abused.

World The Flash Season 4 Episode 5 Review/Recap: 'Girl's Night Out'
Author: 0 The Flash Season 4 Episode 5 Review/Recap: 'Girl's Night Out'

With at least a few more episodes set to include Amunet this season, it remains to be seen what trouble the character can cause for Team Flash next. Unfortunately, what Frost didn't realize was that her "mission" was actually just her being led to Amunet, who was ready to kill her on a rooftop. "Like she's just going to linger forever".

World Ground invasion 'only way' to stop North Korea
Author: 0 Ground invasion 'only way' to stop North Korea

North Korea's underground nuclear test site has turned the surrounding area to wasteland and caused defects among newborn babies, defectors have reported. "There are no good military options for North Korea ". Defectors alleged they had not been informed before nuclear tests took place. The claim was made in September by a retired Air Force general who said the figure was estimated based on a conventional war scenario and did not include potential use of nuclear weapons .

World From Summer To Winter: Cold Weather Has Arrived
Author: 0 From Summer To Winter: Cold Weather Has Arrived

Twenty percent chance of rain. Saturday look sunny and cold before our next system moves in sometime Sunday bringing additional rain to the region. To add insult to injury, expect wind gusts as strong as 36 miles per hour, the NWS said. Saturday night - A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

World Andy Murray's mother Judy slams Next Gen ATP tennis finals draw ceremony
Author: 0 Andy Murray's mother Judy slams Next Gen ATP tennis finals draw ceremony

Instead, the ATP was accused of being sexist. The response to the spectacle was one of fury with former Wimbledon champion and Andy Murray's ex-coach Amelie Mauresmo describing it as a "disgrace" and Judy Murray calling it "awful". The Italian tennis federation declined comment, saying the ATP organized the draw ceremony. At the 2015 Australian Open, Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard were asked to do a twirl by an on-court TV interviewer after their victories.

World COP 23 Kicks Off with Calls to Implement Paris Agreement
Author: 0 COP 23 Kicks Off with Calls to Implement Paris Agreement

Syrian officials announced their intention to ratify the accord at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday, CNN reported. "We will have our commitments and targets". Almost 200 countries convene in Germany this week to tackle global climate change. Nicaragua was the only other hold-out, based on criticisms that it was "insufficient" in addressing climate change.

World Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria , which caused catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, several Avengers cast members chose to assemble and take advantage of their proximity to one another - by putting on a play for charity.

World Paradise Papers leak: Britain's Queen, Indian corporate houses in global tax…
Author: 0 Paradise Papers leak: Britain's Queen, Indian corporate houses in global tax…

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority said BrightHouse had not been a "responsible lender" and ordered the firm to pay £14.8 million back to almost 250,000 customers. Files released as part of the Paradise Papers project have exposed how Queen Elizabeth II invests in a number of offshore funds - on top of shielding income and gains from tax, the funds' own portfolios are rife with questionable investments.

World Saudi arrests could be more about power politics: HRW
Author: 0 Saudi arrests could be more about power politics: HRW

On Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said missile attacks from Yemen were a reaction to what he called Saudi aggression. Haley said the missile was not present in Yemen before the civil war. Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of supplying missiles to Huthi rebels in Yemen. Rouhani asked what alternative the rebels had in the face of the devastating bombing campaign waged against them by the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015.

World First openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in US
Author: 0 First openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

On Tuesday night in Minnesota, Andrea Jenkins won a Minneapolis City Council seat, making her the first openly trans woman of color elected to any US public office, and one of two trans women to win on Election Night 2017. Jenkins, a Democrat, previously served as a policy aide to Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden. Jenkins now leads the groundbreaking Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota.

World Prosecutors drop criminal case against activist arrested after laughing at Sessions
Author: 0 Prosecutors drop criminal case against activist arrested after laughing at Sessions

Fairooz had attended Sessions's January 10 confirmation hearing along with about two dozen members from Code Pink, a progressive activist group that regularly protests at Congress. Fairooz said she was relieved. "As activists, we can not be deterred from speaking out against injustice, standing up for our constitutional rights and yes, laughing".

World Delimitation issue: deadlock still persists
Author: 0 Delimitation issue: deadlock still persists

Syed Naveed Qamar of PPP said that his party still stands by its demand to get the approval of constitutional amendment bill from the Council of Common Interests (CCI) before tabling it before the National Assembly. Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah on Wednesday last expressed his displeasure over the abrupt postponement of the National Assembly session. Similarly, MQM parliamentary leader Dr Sattar also criticised the government's move to introduce the bill without first taking any step to ...

Author: 0 United States takes steps to make it harder for Americans to visit Cuba

Americans are also banned from doing business with dozens of hotels, shops and other businesses that the State Department says are linked to Cuba's military. Trump's administration took several months to finalize the details of that policy, which will take affect Thursday. The Cuban military is deeply enmeshed in much of the island's economy, including the tourism industry.