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Spain's National Court jails former Catalan ministers as crackdown continues Spain's National Court jails former Catalan ministers as crackdown continues
- November 03, 2017

The Supreme Court of Spain on Thursday said it had adjourned until November 9 the hearings of former members of Catalonia's dissolved parliament including speaker Carme Forcadell at the request of their lawyers amid the prosecutors demand to jail the eight sacked members of Catalonia's regional government. (more...)
Iraq says negotiations with Kurds have failed Iraq says negotiations with Kurds have failed
- November 03, 2017

The Kurdish statement came a few hours after the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) on Wednesday night accused the Kurdish military of reneging on the draft of agreement. The Kurdish Peshmerga fighters' command accused Iraqi forces of massing weapons and threatening force to resolve "domestic political differences". Tension has mounted steadily between Baghdad and the KRG since September 25, when the latter held an illegitimate referendum on regional independence. (more...)
Australian Senate President Stephen Parry to resign over citizenship row Australian Senate President Stephen Parry to resign over citizenship row
- November 03, 2017

He listened to Nationals senator Fiona Nash outline circumstances remarkably similar to his own when she revealed her dual nationality. "I think it's incumbent upon all people in parliament that have concerns, that they're to state them". (more...)
Trump tweets NYC terror suspect 'should get the death penalty' Trump tweets NYC terror suspect 'should get the death penalty'
- November 03, 2017

On Thursday morning, Trump reversed course and said it's best to put the alleged attacker through the US judicial system - using some of the same arguments that former President Barack Obama advanced for shutting down Guantanamo. Trump responded to the attack by pledging to increase vetting of immigrants entering the U.S. He also promised Wednesday to end the visa program that allowed the suspect into the country. (more...)
QB Brock Osweiler gets another shot, but don't count out Paxton Lynch QB Brock Osweiler gets another shot, but don't count out Paxton Lynch
- November 03, 2017

Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. He has thrown three touchdown passes, two of them in garbage time, and eight interceptions while also taking 19 sacks. (more...)
Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC Government recalls almost 38M fire extinguishers manufactured in NC
- November 03, 2017

In 2014, emergency personnel responded to a auto fire following a crash and could not get their fire extinguishers to work, resulting in a death. Kidde marketing videos emphasize how important their products are in the event of a fire, but the company is now recalling 37.8 million of its fire extinguishers in the United States, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave. (more...)
Climbing Uluru Will Be Banned From October 2019 Climbing Uluru Will Be Banned From October 2019
- November 02, 2017

Some 60,000 people a year ignored this plea and climbed anyway, but the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has now voted unanimously to put a stop to the controversial practice. "If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I don't enter or climb it, I respect it". Figures show only 16 per cent of visitors made the climb during its open times between 2011 and 2015. (more...)
'Idiotic': Rights Groups Slam Trump for Reactionary 'Send Him to Gitmo' Threat 'Idiotic': Rights Groups Slam Trump for Reactionary 'Send Him to Gitmo' Threat
- November 02, 2017

Trump also said he will ask Congress to "immediately initiate work" to end the diversity visa lottery program , which Saipov used to enter the United States in 2010. "He's a terrorist and he should be kept there and there is no Miranda rights for somebody who killed Americans". "Diversity lottery." Trump said. "Take him to Guantanamo", McCain said Wednesday. (more...)
Trump Only Condemns Terror Attacks When The Suspect Is Not White Trump Only Condemns Terror Attacks When The Suspect Is Not White
- November 02, 2017

The US President Donald Trump has reportedly stepped up his plans to introduce stricter vetting protocols for those looking to enter the US. Trump's tweet was vague on what aspect of vetting Homeland Security should "step up". "My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack". Prior to a meeting with his Cabinet Wednesday around noon - about 18 hours after the attack - Trump proposes action be taken on the diversity lottery ... (more...)
Excess of Halloween candy can be donated to soldiers, veterans Excess of Halloween candy can be donated to soldiers, veterans
- November 02, 2017

At Kool Smiles, " Operation Troop Treats " is underway, encouraging kids to donate their candy to then be given to US troops. Angela Becker Orthodontics will pay $1 per pound for Halloween candy, along with an additional $1 per pound to the child's school. (more...)
Putin holds talks with Iranian, Azerbaijani counterparts
- November 02, 2017

I would like to stress that we are working with Iran in a very productive way. Pointing to some of the cooperation between two countries in the fields of culture, economy, investment, energy and transportation and his government's efforts to build mosques, Aliyev said, "we are strengthening our economic and cultural relation with Iran and we are determined these relations be stable and lasting". (more...)
Boiler blast at power plant kills several workers, injures scores Boiler blast at power plant kills several workers, injures scores
- November 02, 2017

The 1,550-megawatt plant in the town of Unchahar supplies electricity to nine states, according to NTCP's website. Also the UP ADG (Additional Director General) of police has confirmed of 10 deaths in the explosion. By late evening, the Congress vice president, however, decided that he should be in the constituency that has sent his mother Sonia Gandhi to the Lok Sabha since 2004. (more...)
Ireland 2023 RWC bid on the ropes as report endorses South Africa Ireland 2023 RWC bid on the ropes as report endorses South Africa
- November 01, 2017

France scored 75.9 per cent while Ireland trailed on 72.3 per cent. The IRFU must now rely on the work their two International Board representatives, John O'Driscoll and Pat Whelan did in the previous year in travelling around the globe to meet with all the unions and federations that are eligible to cast votes in the hope that they will support the Irish bid. (more...)
White House: 'Nothing Happened Beyond' Papadopoulos Contacting Prof White House: 'Nothing Happened Beyond' Papadopoulos Contacting Prof
- November 01, 2017

The White House insists investigators are looking in the wrong direction. "We've been saying from day one there has been no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, and nothing in the indictment today changes that at all". "When you compare those two, it's like apples and oranges". Sanders said the indictments and guilty plea have "nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity". (more...)
Eric Bailly: What I really think about Man United summer signing Eric Bailly: What I really think about Man United summer signing
- November 01, 2017

Asked by reporters who he thought the Eagles' most unsafe player was, Bailly said: "There are various players but, in my mind in particular, Pizzi, because he played at Espanyol with me". Crooks added: 'With Romelu Lukaku slightly off the pace and Rashford with a mandate to score within 70 minutes or he's off, it was left to Valencia to marshal his defence well enough not to give Tottenham a sniff of their goal and that's precisely what he did'. (more...)
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Officially Launched Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Officially Launched
- November 01, 2017

BTK railway track is being considered as a new Eurasian bridge and shortest route to China to reach Europe while bypassing Russian Federation and Iran. He said shipments from China would be able to reach Europe in 15 days using the BTK route, and the initial capacity of 6ยท5 million tonnes of freight and 1 million passengers per year was expected to increase to 17 million tonnes and 3 million passengers per year in 2034. (more...)
Sacked Catalan leader accused of rebellion Sacked Catalan leader accused of rebellion
- October 31, 2017

So far, Catalan's former leader has insinuated that he won't step down. Spain's control over Catalonia was being tested on Monday as politicians and civil servants returned to work amid uncertainty over whether they will accept direct rule imposed by the central government. (more...)
SpaceX plans launch for this afternoon, weather looks good
- October 31, 2017

If successful, the tail-down landing on the "drone ship" would be the 19th by a Falcon booster in less than two years since SpaceX first accomplished the feat. Air Force Space Command, has suggested that the service will do just that in the future . The satellite's solar panels will generate about 6.5 kilowatts of power for its Ku-band communications transmitters and receivers. (more...)
Constitution Bench to Hear Pleas Against Aadhaar Linking, Govt Won't Extend Deadline Constitution Bench to Hear Pleas Against Aadhaar Linking, Govt Won't Extend Deadline
- October 31, 2017

The state government said that it will amend its petition. "In a federal structure, how can a state file plea challenging Parliament's mandate?" The apex court also asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to file the plea as an individual. (more...)
Trump's transgender military ban just got shut down
- October 31, 2017

She went on to say they must "maintain the now effective policy regarding accession of transgender individuals into military service beyond January 1, 2018" until she is provided with a convincing recommendation to the contrary. She directed a return to the situation that existed before Trump announced his new policy this summer, saying the administration had provided no solid evidence for why a ban should be implemented. (more...)