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Italy nightclub stampede leaves six dead near Ancona

Italy nightclub stampede leaves six dead near Ancona Dino Poggiali had earlier told Sky TG24 News. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were inside when the stampede erupted or the club's maximum capacity. "We ran to one of the emergency exits but we found it blocked, the bouncers told us to go back". Another eyewitness said a wall inside the club had collapsed in the melee. [Full Article...]

CDU to choose new party leader

CDU to choose new party leader All the same, Merkel, a physicist, was fighting back tears when she gave a final speech as party leader , drawing a almost 10-minute standing ovation. Merz, 63, who lost out to Merkel in a power struggle in 2002 and is returning to politics after a decade in business, is backed by CDU members exhausted of Merkel's consensual politics. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government publishes full Brexit legal advice

United Kingdom government publishes full Brexit legal advice Mr Johnson wrote on Facebook that Mrs May's deal handed the European Union the "indefinite power to bully and blackmail this country to get whatever it wants in the future negotiations". "It may not be the same as now because the United Kingdom will leave the fisheries policy but they will have to guarantee access to British waters and we will have to guarantee access of United Kingdom proce... [Full Article...]

Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says Trump is ‘undisciplined’

Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says Trump is ‘undisciplined’ In the same evening, Tillerson went on to dispute Trump's allegations against the Russian Federation inquiry. Court filings in the cases against two close associates of President Donald Trump dominated the news cycle Friday night. As others have noted , this sounds like a more elaborate, refined version of a comment Tillerson is alleged to have made about Trump while he was still as Sta... [Full Article...]

Bomb Threat Forcing CNN’s Don Lemon Off-Air: Timeline

Bomb Threat Forcing CNN’s Don Lemon Off-Air: Timeline This isn't the first time the building has been the target of bomb threat phone calls. CNN anchor Brian Stelter said that the building had been evacuated. Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. In August, New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel received a voice message from an individual who referred to him as an "enemy of the people", the sam... [Full Article...]

US, South Korea to hold talks on North's denuclearization

US, South Korea to hold talks on North's denuclearization Moon has embraced the possibility of meeting again with his North Korean counterpart , believing it would ramp up negotiations over nuclear weapons and help boost relations between the two countries that have been frozen since the end of the Korean War in 1953. [Full Article...]

James Comey appears before House Judiciary Committee in closed session

James Comey appears before House Judiciary Committee in closed session Trump said that the latest Rasmussen reports showed his approval rating at 50 per cent. Comey had two attorneys with him, Issa said, one of whom was a DOJ attorney who advised him "time and time again" not to answer key questions about their investigation into FBI malfeasance in 2016. [Full Article...]

John Kelly Expected To Resign, Not Speaking To Trump

John Kelly Expected To Resign, Not Speaking To Trump Kelly reportedly intervened to stop Trump firing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last month. Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was likewise forced out of his job after it was reported that he had cooperated extensively in Mueller's probe. [Full Article...]

New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered

New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered Grace Millane's family say they are staying positive and hope she returns home soon. Mr Millane said her family are all "extremely upset" and appealed for the public's help in finding his daughter. Late this afternoon police announced they were questioning a man about the murder of Grace Millane, 22, who was last seen in Auckland's CBD a week ago. [Full Article...]

Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy Trump describes Nauert to reporters as "very talented" and "very smart". "I think there's a real sense that she can communicate effectively". Haley was also a diplomatic novice - though she did arrive in NY with the six years experience of running SC as governor. [Full Article...]

China Trade Talks "Going Very Well", Says Donald Trump

China Trade Talks If extradited to the United States , Ms Meng would face charges of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions, the court heard, with a maximum sentence of 30 years for each charge. The U.S. sees Huawei and smaller Chinese tech suppliers as possible fronts for Chinese spying and as commercial competitors. In August, citing a national security risk, the USA struck a blow against the poli... [Full Article...]

Police Arrest Around 90 in Coordinated European Anti-Mafia Raids

Police Arrest Around 90 in Coordinated European Anti-Mafia Raids Police launched a string of anti-mafia raids on Wednesday, targeting the notorious criminal franchise in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to authorities. But some express caution and said the mafia will continue to pose threat as the group still has resources and is operating across the world. Two people were also arrested in Luxembourg, and one in Suriname. [Full Article...]

Australia to pass law to bypass WhatsApp, other encryption

Thursday was the last sitting day for the Australian parliament this year. As reported by Fortune , the bill was condemned by security experts who claimed the "backdoors" would weaken security in the nation by creating "a target for other countries' spy agencies and corporate spies who might want to see what people are discussing". [Full Article...]

Panama Papers fallout: DOJ charges four with fraud

Panama Papers fallout: DOJ charges four with fraud Owens and Brauer are accused of establishing and managing "opaque offshore trusts and undeclared bank accounts" on behalf of American taxpayer clients of Mossack Fonseca, the U.S. According to the indictment, Owens and Brauer opened offshore trusts and undeclared bank accounts in Panama, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands - countries with stringent bank privacy regulations - for American cli... [Full Article...]

USPS limiting service Wednesday to mourn George HW Bush

USPS limiting service Wednesday to mourn George HW Bush It's the second time she's grieved in the soaring room since her husband died August 25 of brain cancer. They included Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items, and summon help. The yellow labrador's full name is Sully H.W. [Full Article...]

United Nations peacekeepers confirm Israeli report of tunnel at Lebanon border

United Nations peacekeepers confirm Israeli report of tunnel at Lebanon border The tunnel originated under a residential building in the southern Lebanese village of Ramieh. In an exclusive interview with The Israel Project, Michael Mazeika, a five-year resident of Metulla, said that the northern city, on the border with Lebanon, is a "beautiful place" to live, but, with the news of recently discovered tunnels dug by Hezbollah, facing a "terrible reality". [Full Article...]

Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador

Trump to name former Fox anchor Heather Nauert as next United Nations ambassador One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter. Haley announced in October that she would be resigning as the ambassador to the United Nations. The 46-year-old former SC governor - one of the few women in the Trump cabinet - gave no reason for leaving, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020. [Full Article...]

How GOP Bills Would Limit Gov.-Elect Tony Evers' Power

How GOP Bills Would Limit Gov.-Elect Tony Evers' Power The bills on Walker's desk would weaken the state's executive branch at precisely the time Democrats are set to reclaim it after almost a decade on the outs. Among the bills that have advanced so far during the lame-duck session are ones which create a campaign finance commission, give the legislature the ability to intervene in lawsuits, and rollback a previously-approved increase in the minimu... [Full Article...]

United States senators blame Saudi prince for Khashoggi death after Central Intelligence Agency briefing

United States senators blame Saudi prince for Khashoggi death after Central Intelligence Agency briefing Jamal Khashoggi ". Still, that didn't stop Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) from defending President Donald Trump's apparent unwillingness to hold Mohammed responsible. Graham later agreed with the sentiment, tweeting , " On this, I stand with Rand! ". "By extraditing all suspects to Turkey , where Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered, the Saudi authorities could address those concerns", ... [Full Article...]

Six Palestinians sentenced to death in Gaza over spying for Israel

Six Palestinians sentenced to death in Gaza over spying for Israel The six condemned to death on Monday ranged in age from 29 to 55 and had each allegedly been working with Israeli intelligence for several years. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Gaza Hamas leader, said in a statement that "the worldwide community is standing in front of a real test to prevent the US administration from violating the global laws". [Full Article...]


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