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Britain's top diplomat in Iran as USA oil sanctions back on

Britain's top diplomat in Iran as USA oil sanctions back on Hunt was also due to discuss Iran's role in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, and the ongoing cases of detained British-Iranian dual nationals. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in custody in Iran on espionage charges. Nevertheless, senior Cuban foreign ministry official Rodolfo Reyes told AFP after talks with European Union officials that Havana was interested in the project. [Full Article...]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal Variety Performance The expecting Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the show at the London Palladium on Monday evening. This year's event is hosted by actor Greg Davies, while there will be an array of performances by Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, Take That, George Ezra, Rick Astley, and this year's Britain's Got Talent victor, The Lost Voice Guy. [Full Article...]

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts again

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts again A spokesman for Guatemala's disaster management agency Conred said it made a decision to evacuate the municipality of Escuintla and two other districts. In June, its explosive flows killed 194 people and left at least 234 missing, although organisations supporting nearby communities insist there are thousands missing. [Full Article...]

Defiant May refuses to cave in to Spain in Gibraltar Brexit CLASH

Defiant May refuses to cave in to Spain in Gibraltar Brexit CLASH Spain's foreign minister said Spain would not back the plan at the European Council unless it received assurances the deal would not apply to Gibraltar. Borrell was in Brussels along with other EU ministers, who were gathering to discuss the Article 50 negotiations after the events of last week, which saw the United Kingdom and EU announce a provisional agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the Un... [Full Article...]

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now also lauded the decision, saying the company was in line with the rest of the world in "distinguishing between sovereign Israel and the occupied territories". " We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians ". [Full Article...]

United States closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

United States closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours The agency also suspended processing northbound pedestrians at the San Ysidro Pedestrian East Facility but travelers can still use the West Facility. "We will enforce all our laws". He has called the migrants' arrival an "avalanche" that the city is ill-prepared to handle, and has appealed to the federal government - which has already flown in food and blankets - for more assistance to cope with ... [Full Article...]

Chicago skyscraper elevator falls 84 floors; 6 occupants rescued after 3 hours

Chicago skyscraper elevator falls 84 floors; 6 occupants rescued after 3 hours Chicago firefighters broke a brick wall to free the trapped elevator passengers. The passengers started "freaking out", according to a law student who was in the elevator and wished to remain anonymous. From inside, the trapped group could hear the firefighters drilling their way in. None of the six were injured. 'It's an awesome city, the firefighters are awesome people, and we are thankful ... [Full Article...]

Trump’s comment about raking to prevent wildfires gets lambasted by Finns

Trump’s comment about raking to prevent wildfires gets lambasted by Finns The remains of 76 people have been recovered so far, 63 of whom have been tentatively identified pending DNA confirmation. Over a thousand names remain on a list of those unaccounted for after the so-called Camp Fire swept through the rural town of Paradise on November 8. [Full Article...]

Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalist

Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalist Mr Ali al-Houthi said he wanted to end missile and drone attacks with the aim of "supporting the efforts of the (UN) envoy and proving our good intentions". "We pray that this will be the real beginning of peace in Yemen", said Mona Ibrahim, a teacher in the capital, Sanaa, which has been under Houthi control since September 2014. [Full Article...]

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership The topic of a challenge to Pelosi is a hot one and came up on Fox News Channel's Outnumbered on Monday, during which segment they noted that Pelosi's supporters include non-politicians like tennis star Martina Navratilova . The majority of likely committee heads, including the ones that would wield the most power in the new Democratic congress, like Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Judiciary, Rep. [Full Article...]

Chicago Police responding to active shooter situation near Mercy Hospital

Chicago Police responding to active shooter situation near Mercy Hospital Heavy police response incoming", Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted . Maria Correa, who was in the hospital at 2525 S. Michigan Ave., told CBS 2 she saw blood in one of the hospital's entrances and reported hearing multiple shots. [Full Article...]

Democrats SUE to have Trump's acting attorney general's appointment declared unconstitutional

Democrats SUE to have Trump's acting attorney general's appointment declared unconstitutional The lawsuit , filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Senators Richard Blumenthal , Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Mazie Hirono , is the most high-profile litigation so far to be brought challenging Whitaker's appointment. [Full Article...]

Chris Watts Sentenced in Murder of Pregnant Wife & Daughters

Chris Watts Sentenced in Murder of Pregnant Wife & Daughters He also pleaded guilty to unlawful termination of a pregnancy and tampering with a deceased human body. His hands were shackled at his waist and Watts wore an orange jumpsuit. He said the two had an emotional but civil conversation before he left, but he didn't elaborate. Chris Watts claimed he had called and texted his wife about three times that morning with no reply, he told KMGH. [Full Article...]

Political ‘veteran’ at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Political ‘veteran’ at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff Pence is representing Donald Trump at the summits, after the president opted not to attend - becoming the first USA head of state to skip the marquee Asian conferences since 2013. So China says it is upholding this multilateral order, but its own behaviour suggests it's not; whereas you have the USA which sounds very unilateral and nationalistic but, of course, it's far easier for foreigners to... [Full Article...]

New Jersey couple on way to wedding killed in chain reaction crash

New Jersey couple on way to wedding killed in chain reaction crash She worked for Oracle Data Cloud at their Midtown offices and lived with Kearney in Jersey City. Kathryn Schurtz, 35, of Jersey City grew up in Fanwood and loved reading, cooking and having new adventures with her fiance, according to the post. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka talks fail to end crippling power struggle

Sri Lanka talks fail to end crippling power struggle All three men were at the Presidential Secretariat building for almost two hours with their aides and party seniors - but failed to end the political deadlock. Wickremesinghe has said Sri Lanka needs "stability" and that he was ready to work with Sirisena despite the personality clash that triggered the constitutional crisis. [Full Article...]

Cold welcome at US-Mexico border for 2,000 caravan migrants

Cold welcome at US-Mexico border for 2,000 caravan migrants There are real questions about how the city of Tijuana will manage to handle the migrant caravans working their way up through Mexico, and which may total 10,000 people in all. With shelters already full, authorities in Tijuana opened a gymnasium and gated sport complex for up to 1,000 migrants, with a potential to expand to 3,000. [Full Article...]

Defiant White House vows to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta

Defiant White House vows to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta In an interview with Chris Wallace for Fox News Sunday, Trump brushed off Judge Timothy Kelly's Friday ruling that CNN's Jim Acosta have his Secret Service pass to the White House grounds be reinstated. "And those reporters will not be too friendly to whoever it is that's acting up". Trump added that "nobody believes in the first amendment more than I do", citing CNN's allegation in a Tu... [Full Article...]

Amritsar attack: Punjab DGP hints at involvement of Pakistani groups

Amritsar attack: Punjab DGP hints at involvement of Pakistani groups One of them overpowered the guard at the gate and lobbed the grenade into the prayer room. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala urged the people of Punjab to "stay calm and maintain peace" and said that "forces of terror shall never succeed in their nefarious designs". [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Should Have Gone to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day

Trump Says He Should Have Gone to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day Trump also acknowledged in the interview that he should have gone to Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day on Monday. Trump said CNN's White House correspondent was "unbelievably rude to [White House Press Secretary] Sarah Huckabee" during a recent press briefing. [Full Article...]


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