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Dutch court: Populist lawmaker Wilders guilty of hate speech

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, speaking after the verdict, underscored that he and his Liberal Party would not consider forming a coalition with the Party for Freedom unless Wilders retracts the comments. Wilders, who is leading in some polls before nati...

Dutch detain man with rifle, ammo, image of IS flag at home

According to the local Limburger media outlet, police initially received a tip off from Holland's Algemene Inlichtingen-en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD) intelligence agency. He was brought before a magistrate in Rotterdam today and is being held in custod...

My speech on demonetisation will cause an natural disaster, says Rahul

Regarding the everyday ruckus in parliament, leading to an adjournment of both houses, Naidu said, "If you really want to expose the government, then expose it by having a debate in parliament". Nineteen sittings are over. We have the logic and reaso...

Michelle Obama on election night

In an interview with People Magazine, Michelle Obama revealed what she did on election night when Donald Trump was elected. The 52-year-old Chicago-born lawyer was especially vocal about her support for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

US VP Biden visits Ottawa under a shroud and secrecy and speculation

The premiers are unanimously opposed to a federal plan to halve the rate of annual health transfer increases to three per cent next April. Dion told The Canadian Press that goal won't be undermined by hosting Biden. "If in fact we come to some agre...

Don't drag army into petty politics, says Sachin Pilot

The army had started sending out letters to various authorities including the police and district magistrates on 23 November. "It was later changed December 1 and 2, as we were informed that there was a bandh on the proposed days", Parrikar said.

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Tuesday a statewide ballot recount would likely cost MI counties far more to pay for, telling Paul W. Smith of the WJR radio station that it could cost up to $2 million. Brinckerhoff also said that nobody shou...

Report says Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader

Documents show the Taiwanese government paid law firm Alston & Bird LLP - of which Dole is listed as special counsel on their website - "tens of thousands of dollars to lobby on behalf of Taiwan's interests over the past few years", according to...

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

They also commended the private and the public sectors of the nation to join forces into improving the matter. The Commission includes leaders from industry and academia. Still, the Trump administration is being advised to create a "national cybersec...

Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut

Will Russia deliver on its 300,000 barrel a day cut, half of the total non-OPEC supply cut? Taking away 1.2 million bpd results in output of around 32.6 million bpd, which is exactly the amount the group produced in January this year. Those supply ...

Condolences pour in from countries over Jayalalithaas demise

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: "Popular, strong, bold, efficient, people- friendly, charismatic leader, Amma". The death has left a huge vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics. Members in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha observed a m...

Trump clear on China's stance on call with Taiwan's Tsai: ministry

On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would have "no comment on what motivated the Trump team" to make the tweets , but said he believed both sides would continue to support a "sound and a stable bilateral relationship"....

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban while serving in Afghanistan, is accused of endangering comrades by abandoning his post. It requested a pre-emptive pardon that would avert Bergdahl's court-martial trial on charges of desertion and misbehavi...

Sarah Palin blasts Donald Trump's deal with Carrier as 'crony capitalism'

We need Reaganites in the new Administration. Palin wrote that the " illogical precedent " leads to special interests manipulating markets. "Picking and choosing recipients of corporate welfare " is a hallmark of corruption, she added.

Moderate Earthquake Strikes Near Mount Everest in Nepal

The epicenter of the quake was on the border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districks, just over 82 miles from Kathmandu . Nepal was hit by an quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale on Monday, forcing people to come out on roads in panic.

No talks with Sartaj during his visit: Indian spokesman

Organisers of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, founded in Istanbul in November 2011, said the aim was to strengthen confidence-building measures and initiate steps to counter narcotics and terrorism and to expand trade, commerce and investment opp...

Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

Some 1,400 members of Fatah gathered in Ramallah for the five-day conference, where delegates are to hold elections for the party's two main decision-making bodies. Abbas and Mashal recently met in Qatar for the first time in two years. At one poi...

Zimbabwe issues its own currency called bond notes

The introduction of US$2 (RM8.90) and US$5 (RM22.25) bond notes into circulation follows the issuing of bond coins over a year ago to ease shortages of change in smaller denominations. The sub-Saharan state switched to the greenback after the Reserve...

Nigeria's Super Falcons battle South Africa's Banyana Banyana

The Lionesses of Cameroon finished top of Group A after winning all three group games, while South Africa were runners up after a 5-0 spanking of Egypt in their final group match. "Once again we didn't convert our chances and that is the name of th...

Dolly Parton's 1 Piece of Advice for Kid Actors

Parton is hoping that her forays into her childhood memories will result in a series devoted to family and faith-based programming-"kind of like Little House on the Prairie "-a market she feels is underserved". In addition to being the inspiration,...

Ford to test self-driving cars in Europe in 2017

Ford will now turn its attention to testing its self-driving systems on European roads, beginning in 2017. Like many other big brands, Ford is also working on the autonomous auto technology these days. The Ford cars will be used in urban areas only...

U.S. says blunders led to botched September strike in Syria

The targets struck included "defensive fighting positions" - vehicles, tents, tunnels and people - all of which were thought to be legitimate ISIS targets. But after officials viewed the vehicle interacting with several other groups believed to be ...

Russia's Lavrov says no breakthrough reached at Minsk talks on Ukraine

However, he said that the meeting was "already positive that the agreements reached by our leaders on October 19th are not being questioned". The ministers' talks follow last month's meeting of the four nations' leaders, who agreed to work out a "r...

Illinois House committee OKs revised Exelon legislation

Proposed changes in the legislation include ensuring the Zero Emissions Standards proposal will preserve Exelon's IL nuclear plants for at least 10 more years while providing greater protections to consumers. BEST director Dave Lundy says IL plants...

New Zealand lead Pakistan after rainy third day in Hamilton

He went on Saturday to his second half century in as many Tests, matching his achievement of his debut Test in Christchurch last week which New Zealand won by seven wickets. Watch day four of the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan i...

Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

The push into the only major urban centre still in rebel hands came as the United Nations envoy to Syria warned that the government now appeared highly confident of a quick military victory in the five-year-old conflict. Despite searing worldwide cri...

Conte salutes Moses' brilliance against Spurs

They know that in some games it is normal that you can't dominate all the time". But Spurs are really clicking and in the 11th minute, Eriksen lashes a brilliant shot into the top corner for the first league goal scored on Chelsea in about 600 ...

Manila police detonate improvised bomb near US Embassy

A taxi driver was seen by vendors to have unloaded the package, later found by the street cleaner, on one of Manila's busiest thoroughfares, used by truckers coming to and from the ports of Manila. Manila police detonated an improvised bomb found Mon...

Match Reports, 1 hour ago Taylor century gives Pakistan 369-run target

The favourable forecast can allow time for a result still, but the Black Caps need a strong foundation in their second innings. New Zealand scored 271 in the first innings and now lead the tourists by 55 runs. Taylor's 16th Test ton belied problems...

South Korea President Park Geun-hye retains lawyer before questioning by prosecutors

In South Korea , the president has immunity from criminal prosecution except for limited cases such as treason. Saturday's protest was also significantly swollen by a large contingent of trade unionists, who are angry about government plans to loo...

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies: President

Educated in private Jesuit schools, Castro went on to earn a law degree from the University of Havana in 1950 and became a practicing attorney, offering free legal services to the poor. Castro's brother, current Cuban president Raul Castro , announc...

Cement factory CEO from Mexico wants to sponsor Donald Trump's WALL project

He said: "We're an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border". Though based in the border state of Chihuahua, the firm does some 70% of its business in the U.S. However, the Mexican cement firm d...

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Punjab

I have to stop exploitation of poor and middle class as they suffer due to blackmoney and corruption, says PM on demonetisation. "I fall short of words in conveying my thanks to the people as they stood with me even when they had to face hardships"...

Modi govt dares Rahul Gandhi to speak on 'demonetisation' in Parliament

The rating agency said beyond the immediate policy issues of managing the cash crunch as best as possible and trying to mitigate the worst side-effects, it would be interesting to see what further steps the government will take to formalize the econo...

Italy drop 3 to 16th in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Brazil have leapfrogged World Cup holders Germany into second place in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, narrowing the gap on their traditional rivals Argentina, who are still the world's top-ranked team.

Teens Can't Tell Real News From Fake, Study Says

The findings would be startling if they weren't true, as it was reported fake news on Facebook actually outperformed real news outlets during the election. A new generation is coming of age - one that has been raised on social media and the unfiltere...

Check out: Priyanka Chopra sizzles in The Hollywood Reporter's annual beauty issue

Punjabi singer and actor Amrinder Gill is playing the lead role. The film narrates the heart-warming journey of a young NRI returning to India to find his root and discovers his identity. Chopra had launched her production banner with the intent to p...

Slovak PM Robert Fico: Brexit will be painful for Britain

Darroch did not reply to requests for comment. "These four freedoms are key, they are a basic element of the European Union - the freedom of movement of goods, of services, of capital and of people". " Brexit means Brexit so we're going to have ...

Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood

If they are not able to defeat the militants alone, other groups will join in, said Attabi, who leads a battalion of the Badr Organisation - the most powerful force in the Hashid Shaabi. A month ago, a USA air strike destroyed the No. 2 bridge in t...

Chance of Dem challenge to Pelosi grows

Before Ryan made his campaign official Thursday afternoon, Pelosi repeated an assertion she made earlier in the week that two-thirds of House Democrats support her for re-election. "I know how to do it", she said. A chorus of Democrats has voiced d...

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Trump challenges Secretary of State to IQ test after 'moron' dig

Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's comment was simply a joke. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly were reported ...

Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif to be indicted on Oct 13

On the previous hearing the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against them yet they skipped the hearing on Monday. An Accountability Court in Islamabad will announc...

EPA head will sign rule to roll back CPP

When reports of the EPA's planned move began to be reported over the weekend, Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp said repealing the plan without replacing it wit...

Myanmar crisis: Rohingya militants say unilateral truce to end on October 9

Asked for comments, a government spokesperson said: "We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists". The refugee crisis erupted after ARSA raids on Myanmar police posts on Augus...

Several people hurt after vehicle mounts pavement outside London's National History Museum

Most people caught up in the crash were treated for leg and head injuries, the London Ambulance Service said. A man has been arrested after a vehicle ploughed into pedestria...

Turkish troops prepare to enter Idlib province, Syria

The Turkish president said the major offensive was the follow-up of the so-called Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria, which was launched in August a year ago without gra...

Russian airstrikes kill 120 IS militants, 60 mercenaries in Syria

The US military base in al-Tanf protected by a "human shield" consisting of Syrian refugees has turned into a "black hole" on the Syrian-Jordanian state border from where mobile ...

TV Journalist Says Harvey Weinstein Masturbated In Front Of Her

According to Sivan, the incident took place at Cafe Socialista , a Cuban-themed club and restaurant that Weinstein had invested in at the time . In response to that article,...

Pakistan FM: US claims against Pakistan 'hollow allegations'

His meeting with the United States (US) Vice President Mark Pence, who indicated the desire to remain engaged with Pakistan, also signifies a sort of climb-down by US from the posi...

Andres Iniesta: Barcelona captain signs lifetime contract

Iniesta's Barca and Spain team-mate Gerard Pique has been a controversial figure of late, with the defender attracting jeers from supporters at a recent global training session fo...

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Five injured in suspected terrorism in Edmonton

Five injured in suspected terrorism in Edmonton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the attacks with an official statement . "I didn't do anything, and I drove", she said. "While the investigation continues, early re...

Mark Kelly on Politicizing Las Vegas Shooting: 'If Not Now, When?'

Mark Kelly on Politicizing Las Vegas Shooting: 'If Not Now, When?'

Republicans familiar with the bill's prospects in the House said the legislation was already facing unease from moderate Republicans, and Sunday's violence only made its quick pass...

Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting

Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting

He urged Congress to create a committee to investigate gun violence, draft bipartisan legislation requiring background checks for all gun sales and to further regulate sales of ass...

Mehbooba expresses anguish over killing of children in Pak shelling

Mehbooba expresses anguish over killing of children in Pak shelling

It is also undeniable that the past 70 years have proven that bilateral India-Pakistan negotiations to resolve Kashmir conflict are simply charades that achieve nothing but more st...

Amiens stadium barrier collapses, 29 remain in hospital

Amiens stadium barrier collapses, 29 remain in hospital

Lille had opened the scoring in the 15th minute and fans behind the goal had surged forward to celebrate when the fence collapsed under the pressure, spilling fans onto the field ...