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Top al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrested
Top al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The former No. 2 leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group, who is now a top candidate in a regional election next week, was arrested on Thursday, prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.

Mueller ordered to turn over documents on Flynn questioning
Mueller ordered to turn over documents on Flynn questioning

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Mueller late Wednesday to turn over all of the government's documents and 'memoranda' related to Flynn's questioning; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen
US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

The US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military's role in backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting to bolster the Yemeni government against Huthi rebels. The Senate voted to advance the resolution that ends US backing for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen by 60 votes to 39, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to back the measure.

5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia
5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON ― Five Democrats saved House Republicans from an embarrassing floor

Has Anyone Else on Team Trump Lied to Congress?
Has Anyone Else on Team Trump Lied to Congress?

"Mr. Cohen's crimes implicate a far more insidious crime to our democratic institutions especially in view of his subsequent plea to making false statements to Congress," Pauley noted before giving him a three-year sentence. Almost two weeks ago, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying about the Moscow venture.

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding
Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

NEW DELHI (AP) - In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.

Surprise, surprise! Meghan Markle was the most Googled person in 2018
Surprise, surprise! Meghan Markle was the most Googled person in 2018

Google just released its "Year in Search" statistics, and it offers a pretty good glimpse into what was on our collective mind in the Year of our Lord 2018. Google, knowing that it's still people's go-to place for pretty much all the questions we're too afraid to ask, also released stats for this year's top "What is..." searches.

Kavanaugh surprises Dems in Planned Parenthood case decision
Kavanaugh surprises Dems in Planned Parenthood case decision

Kavanaugh sides with liberal judges in major case; #WalkAway campaign founder Brandon Straka on if the Democrats' feelings towards Kavanuagh were purely Trump-based.

Beyonce, Bollywood, Hillary as India
Beyonce, Bollywood, Hillary as India's richest daughter weds

Topping anything in hit film "Crazy Rich Asians", the only daughter of India's richest man ties the knot Wednesday after days of lavish celebrations that included a Beyonce concert in a lakeside palace. Isha Ambani, whose father is tycoon Mukesh Ambani, was set to wed Anand Piramal, son of Indian billionaire industrialist Ajay Piramal, in the Ambanis' 27-storey home in Mumbai. Days of pre-wedding festivities at a sprawling palace in Udaipur in the desert state of Rajasthan included a concert by Beyonce, purportedly the bride's favourite singer.

Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015
Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015

Strasbourg was the latest French city to be rocked by a deadly attack after a gunman opened fire at its famed Christmas market on Tuesday before fleeing the scene. Here is a recap of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 245 people across France since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. - May 12: A knifeman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) is shot dead by police in central Paris after he kills one person and injures four, prompting a terror probe.

President Trump Set to Meet With Democrats About Border Wall and Government Shutdown
President Trump Set to Meet With Democrats About Border Wall and Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump is set to confer Tuesday with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

India
India's ruling party set to lose key state

India's ruling party looked set to lose power in at least one of three traditional stronghold states releasing election results Tuesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019. Early election results in the central state of Chhattisgarh indicated the main opposition Congress party of Rahul Gandhi would win 59 seats compared to just 11 for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. The Hindu nationalist BJP has ruled Chhattisgarh for the past 15 years.

Nadia Murad: from jihadists
Nadia Murad: from jihadists' captive to Nobel winner

Nadia Murad survived the worst of the cruelties and brutality inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their cause and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Murad, who was taken hostage by IS in 2014 but escaped, on Monday became the first Iraqi to receive the prestigious award. Murad once lived a quiet life in her village in the mountainous Yazidi stronghold of Sinjar in northern Iraq, close to the border with Syria.

Ferrari 812 Superfast, the Literally Named Supercar
Ferrari 812 Superfast, the Literally Named Supercar

Our test results prove it is what it says it is.

NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe has left the protective bubble around the Sun and is flying through interstellar space, becoming the second human-made object to travel so far, the US space agency said Monday. The announcement came six years after its twin spacecraft, Voyager 1, broke the outer boundary of the heliopause, where the hot solar wind meets the cold, dense space between stars, known as the interstellar medium. Voyager 2 is now more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth, having passed the boundary on November 5.

UK
UK's May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday abruptly pulled a vote on her Brexit deal, throwing Britain's plan to leave the European Union into chaos.

Britain
Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement in the Brexit deal that has angered so many across parliament. Announcing that she would delay a vote on her agreement with the EU she looked set to lose, May told lawmakers if they wanted an alternative arrangement with the bloc, they must be honest about the downsides of the other options - a second referendum, continued single market membership and a no deal Brexit.

2019 McLaren 720S Spider supercar makes its debut
2019 McLaren 720S Spider supercar makes its debut

The supercar that McLaren teased late last month with a tweet and a 13-second video has officially been unveiled: the electric blue, drop-top 720S Spider made an official appearance Saturday. In March of 2017, McLaren announced the 720S supercar, which the company claimed was the "dawn of a new era" for the brand. The McLaren 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine generates a scintillating 720PS and 770Nm.

Saudi Arabia rules out extraditing Khashoggi suspects
Saudi Arabia rules out extraditing Khashoggi suspects

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials. Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.

May Said to Pull Parliament Vote on Her Deal: Brexit Update
May Said to Pull Parliament Vote on Her Deal: Brexit Update

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has called off a crucial vote in Parliament on whether to approve her Brexit deal, after being warned she was on course for a devastating defeat, according to a person familiar with the matter. May's office publicly insisting it was going ahead as recently as 11.20 a.m. on Monday but the prospect of an overwhelming revolt from members of Parliament forced the premier to think again. "The British people gave a clear instruction to leave, and we are delivering on that instruction," a government spokesman said in response to the ECJ ruling on revoking Article 50.

In a shocking statement, Chris Watts describes how he killed his wife: Part 4
In a shocking statement, Chris Watts describes how he killed his wife: Part 4

While sitting in a police interrogation room, Watts claims to his father that he killed Shanann Watts after she had strangled their kids, but investigators weren't buying his story.

Houston says goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush, a man of faith
Houston says goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush, a man of faith

A week of national mourning for George H.W. Bush - "41" - concludes Thursday with a private funeral in Houston and burial service in College Station.

Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran -report
Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran -report

The CFO of Huawei, a giant producer of telecommunications network equipment, is facing extradition to the U.S. over possibly violating sanctions on Iran.

Ron Johnson Dismisses Uproar Over Wisconsin GOP Power Grab As 'Way Overblown'
Ron Johnson Dismisses Uproar Over Wisconsin GOP Power Grab As 'Way Overblown'

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says the uproar over the extraordinary

Congressman Calls For Hearing Into North Carolina Election Fraud Reports
Congressman Calls For Hearing Into North Carolina Election Fraud Reports

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called for an emergency hearing on election fraud

First woman elected mayor of Mexico City takes office
First woman elected mayor of Mexico City takes office

The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world's largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo. Claudia Sheinbaum, a 56-year-old scientist and environmentalist, rode to victory in the July 1 elections on the same anti-establishment wave that brought her left-wing ally and former mentor to power, Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Another woman previously served as mayor of the capital on an interim basis -- Rosario Robles, from 1999 to 2000 -- but Sheinbaum, who holds a doctorate in physics, is the first woman elected to the post.

Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham's Plan for Regime Change - in Saudi Arabia

When it comes to regime change, at least he is consistent. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "is a wrecking ball," Graham said at a press conference Tuesday after he and a small group of senators had received a CIA briefing on the October murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

How AP photographed George H.W. Bush lying in state
How AP photographed George H.W. Bush lying in state

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a striking perspective of a powerful moment: the arrival of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, surrounded by family members and dignitaries, captured from a dizzying height near the top of the dome.

Maryland and D.C. Seek Trump
Maryland and D.C. Seek Trump's Trust, Business Tax Returns

Among the investigative demands issued Tuesday to more than 30 business entities, competitors and government agencies is a request for state and federal tax returns of Trump's personal trust and the Trump Organization. The officials are seeking information about spending by foreign and domestic governments at Trump's D.C. hotel as part of a lawsuit accusing the president of enriching himself through the White House. Unless the specific requests are blocked by a court, the records could allow attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia to pierce a layer of secrecy that Trump and his company have zealously guarded -- namely, which governments the company is pitching for...

Wall Street dives on angst over growth, US-China truce
Wall Street dives on angst over growth, US-China truce

Wall Street stocks plunged Tuesday on worries about US economic growth and revived doubts about trade wars as the Trump administration sent mixed signals on their detente with China. A day after global stocks rallied on a weekend US-China announcement suspending new tariffs, international markets mostly pulled back as investor focus shifted to the lack of concrete progress in reaching a long-term agreement to the dispute. "Can the US and China really resolve their differences in 90 days?" asked Rodrigo Catril, senior strategist at National Australia Bank.

President Trump, first lady visit Capitol Rotunda to pay respect to former president
President Trump, first lady visit Capitol Rotunda to pay respect to former president

Donald Trump and Melania are expected to meet privately with the Bush family today at Blair House.

Pompeo: no intelligence directly links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing
Pompeo: no intelligence directly links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he has seen all the intelligence possessed by the United States on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and repeated that no direct evidence links Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the incident. "I have read every piece of intelligence that is in the possession of United States government," Pompeo said in an interview with broadcaster CNN in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 summit. "When it is done, when you complete that analysis, there's no direct evidence linking him to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Nov. 24-30)
The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Nov. 24-30)

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ―

After Trump calls, Gulf OPEC members cover most of Iran oil loss: Reuters survey
After Trump calls, Gulf OPEC members cover most of Iran oil loss: Reuters survey

The 15-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 33.11 million barrels per day this month, the survey on Friday found, down 160,000 bpd from October, which was the highest by OPEC as a group since December 2016. The survey adds to indications that OPEC output remains ample despite U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran this month. OPEC and its allies including Russia meet on Dec. 6-7 in Vienna to discuss cutting supply.

Trump Organization Considered Giving Putin The Penthouse In Planned Moscow Tower
Trump Organization Considered Giving Putin The Penthouse In Planned Moscow Tower

The Trump Organization considered giving Russian President Vladimir Putin a

UK PM May says Russia must release Ukrainian vessels and crew
UK PM May says Russia must release Ukrainian vessels and crew

Russia must release the Ukrainian boats and sailors it captured on Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that Britain would continue to push for "appropriate sanctions." Russia opened fire on the three Ukrainian vessels and then seized them and their crew on Sunday near Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. "This is part of a pattern of Russian behavior. "We have always been at the forefront in the EU of calling for sanctions on Russia in relation to its behavior," she added.

Germany
Germany's Merkel to miss G20 opening after aircraft woes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after what she called a "serious malfunction" forced her government plane to make an unscheduled but safe landing. Merkel and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will resume their travel to Buenos Aires early on Friday, but the long flight time means they will arrive after world leaders start their discussions. The government's Airbus A340 aircraft carrying Merkel and her delegation to the Group of 20 summit of industrialized nations turned around after technical problems surfaced an hour into the 15-hour flight, and landed safely at the Cologne-Bonn airport.

Putin defends
Putin defends 'lawful' seizure of Ukrainian ships

President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russian forces were in the right to seize three Ukrainian ships last weekend, but President Donald Trump expressed "deep concern" at Moscow's actions against a US ally. In his first extensive remarks since the confrontation at sea on Sunday, Putin said it had been orchestrated by Kiev as a "provocation". "What were they (Russian forces) supposed to do?" Putin said on Wednesday, when asked about the incident at an international investment forum in Moscow.

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' Rights
Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' Rights

WASHINGTON ― The Senate on Wednesday inched closer to confirming Thomas Farr

The best Christmas tree skirts
The best Christmas tree skirts

Anyone who takes more than a passing interest in their Christmas decorations will know that decking your tree with lights and baubles just won't cut it these days. For good taste dictates we must all buy a Christmas tree skirt to sit over the base of our indoor Spruce if we want to create the perfect winter wonderland. And while it is annoying to have one more thing to add to the list at this busy time of year, you can relax because we've taken the hard work out of it for you. Read on to discover our top ten tree skirts which will not only hide unattractive wires, but which will provide a lovely base on which to display all your Christmas presents. Tree-mendous tree skirts for...

Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash
Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash

US President Donald Trump has said he may cancel a long-awaited summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine led Kiev to warn of the threat of "full-scale war". Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but warned it would depend on the results of a report being prepared by his national security advisers about Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko earlier warned that the standoff could herald more drastic developments as tensions escalate between the ex-Soviet neighbours.

Pregnant Woman Attacked in Mall Parking Lot on Thanksgiving
Pregnant Woman Attacked in Mall Parking Lot on Thanksgiving

Rosalinda Cunningham, who is nine months pregnant, and her boyfriend Vincent Pace say they were shopping at Spotsylvania Towne Center in Virginia when a group of teenagers surrounded their car and attacked them.

Europe may need to step up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Merkel ally

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe may need to impose tougher sanctions against Moscow following Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has warned of the "extremely serious" threat of a land invasion after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and took their crew prisoner at the weekend. ...

US Reps: Deportation won
US Reps: Deportation won't happen until man's claim is heard

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A Mexican immigrant who took refuge in a North Carolina church for 11 months won't be deported until immigration officials decide his pending request to stay in the U.S., two congressmen said Monday.

Macron feels diesel tax anger after Paris
Macron feels diesel tax anger after Paris 'battle scenes'

Police on Saturday fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who trashed restaurants and shop-fronts and set wheelie bins ablaze on Paris' upmarket Champs-Elysees boulevard, a tourist magnet. "We shouldn't underestimate the impact of these images of the Champs-Elysees (...) with battle scenes that were broadcast by the media in France and abroad," government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said. After meeting with business associations, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the protests would have a "severe impact" on the economy, though it was too soon to say what the effect on fourth-quarter growth would be.

Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker
Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker's race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker.

White House dismisses ominous climate change report
White House dismisses ominous climate change report

A long-awaited report, the National Climate Assessment, was released Friday and paints a dire picture of the future. The report was compiled by more than a dozen federal agencies and mandated by Congress. It finds climate change is already causing more frequent and severe storms, floods, wildfires and tornadoes. But the findings are at odds with many of the policies set forth by the Trump administration. Weijia Jiang reports.

Is migrant caravan a humanitarian crisis?
Is migrant caravan a humanitarian crisis?

Radio show host Chris Hahn reacts to statement made by Tijuana's mayor.

Kosovo Starts Trade War With Serbs Over Blocked Interpol Bid

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, is seeking recognition as a state in the international community, which its neighbor opposes. Serb delegates jumped up and embraced each other when the vote went their way, calling it one of their "greatest victories." Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj responded by imposing a 100 percent tax on imports from Serbia and said more measures were coming.

Abu Dhabi prince targeted by French lawsuits over Yemen war
Abu Dhabi prince targeted by French lawsuits over Yemen war

Rights activists filed two complaints in France against a visiting Abu Dhabi prince on Wednesday, accusing him of being complicit in torture as well as in war crimes in Yemen. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, who is a close ally of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was in Paris for a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. The October 2 killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi loomed large over the meeting, with US President Donald Trump admitting Tuesday that the Saudi prince may have been behind his brutal murder in Istanbul.

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