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'Mission complete': Bush's service dog lies by casket 'Mission complete': Bush's service dog lies by casket
- December 03, 2018

The Bush's family spokesman, Jim McGrath, posted the picture of the yellow Labrador retriever called Sully on Twitter with the caption "Mission complete". Dozens of foreign leaders and U.S. luminaries are expected. Many former presidents and public officials are expected to attend the funeral, including President Donald Trump. (more...)
Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers
- December 03, 2018

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday at the age of 94. Now that his "mission" has come to an end, Sully will start supporting military veterans and others through the New York-based America's VetDogs program - which uses service animals to help treat wounded and active duty service members with emotional and physical trauma. (more...)
Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia
- December 03, 2018

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said after Poroshenko first made his call for a stronger Western naval force in the Black Sea that "there is already a lot of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [vessels] in the Black Sea and we will continue to assess our presence in the region", the AP quoted her as saying. (more...)
Sales for Michelle Obama memoir top 2m copies Sales for Michelle Obama memoir top 2m copies
- December 03, 2018

In the US and Canada, Becoming will have 3.4 million copies in circulation with its sixth printing. Amazon's constantly-updated online list of best sellers of 2018 has also put " Becoming " at No. The book is a window into the personal life of the Obamas, and their time at the White House, when Barack Obama served as the country's first black President. (more...)
President George HW Bush Dead at 94
- December 03, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. "So he was a terrific guy and he'll be missed". Bush's son President George W. Bush named Roberts chief justice in 2005. Thousands paid their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a pond and others contributed to growing flower memorials at Bush statues ... (more...)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wednesday in lavish India ceremony Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wednesday in lavish India ceremony
- December 03, 2018

Courtesy for Priyanka and Nick's wedding photography goes to Joseph Radhik, who had earlier said on his Instagram story that the couple's sangeet ceremony was "amazing". There ceremony was followed by fireworks. It is the first marriage for the 36-year-old Chopra and the 26-year-old Jonas. One can see Nick's brothers Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas , PeeCee's brother Siddharth Chopra and cousins Shivang Chopra and Sahaj Chopra along with all of their family members and friends. (more...)
UK's May presses on with Brexit plan after another minister quits UK's May presses on with Brexit plan after another minister quits
- December 03, 2018

Theresa May has been urged by MPs to published the full legal advice available on the withdrawal deal she negotiated . But the government has insisted it would instead publish a reasoned statement, citing a need for Cabinet confidentiality. (more...)
World leaders, Canadians mourn George HW Bush World leaders, Canadians mourn George HW Bush
- December 03, 2018

Bush for his " outstanding political credentials, guiding America and the world towards the end of the Cold War ". "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", he said. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described. "Service defined President George H.W. Bush´s life, and he taught all of us about leadership, sacrifice and decency". (more...)
NYPD finds couple who lost diamond ring in sidewalk grate NYPD finds couple who lost diamond ring in sidewalk grate
- December 03, 2018

With the help of dozens of passers-by they managed to get the grate off and search underneath for at least two hours. The video shows the man dropping down to the New York City street to try and rescue the ring. "We just presumed it was gone". The panicked couple sought the help of the police to find the diamond ring, which had fallen nearly 2.5m into the city's utility system. (more...)
Iran says to continue tests after US alleges it fired ballistic missile Iran says to continue tests after US alleges it fired ballistic missile
- December 03, 2018

US Strategic Command tracked the Iranian missile test using a satellite network that traces ballistic missile launches, a senior administration official told CNN. Earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a massive trove of documents smuggled out of Iran by the Mossad that he said was conclusive evidence of Tehran's nuclear aspirations. (more...)
Maine Rep.-Elect Golden Votes Against Pelosi Maine Rep.-Elect Golden Votes Against Pelosi
- December 03, 2018

The tally in the secret-ballot vote on Wednesday was 203-32, with three lawmakers leaving the ballot blank, The Hill magazine reported. The Democratic caucus vote in favor of Pelosi, who served as the first woman speaker from 2007 to 2011, brings her a step closer to the gavel that many expect her to regain. (more...)
Justin Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin at G20 summit Justin Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin at G20 summit
- December 03, 2018

Rachel Bronson, the author of Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia , says the crown prince's missteps have hurt Saudi Arabia's reputation, which has no doubt upset many in the royal family. Days before the summit, Human Rights Watch called on Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate any involvement by the crown prince in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen, where a Saudi-led military campaign is under way, and Khashoggi's ... (more...)
PM Narendra Modi concludes three day Argentina visit PM Narendra Modi concludes three day Argentina visit
- December 03, 2018

The grouping is being led by a developing country. India, Russia, China hold trilateral after 12 years; call for reforming multilateral institutions Buenos Aires: Leaders of India, China and Russia have called for reforming multilateral institutions, including the United Nations and WTO, as they underscored the benefits of a multilateral trading system and an open world economy for global growth and prosperity during a trilateral meeting they held after a gap of 12 years. (more...)
James Comey: Testimony Transcripts Will Be Made Public James Comey: Testimony Transcripts Will Be Made Public
- December 03, 2018

Comey, whose lawyers went to court to challenge a congressional subpoena, said in a tweet that it was "hard to protect my rights without being in contempt". Trump fired Comey in May 2017. "I have just offered to Director Comey that the Committees will publicly release the transcript of his testimony following the interview for our investigation", Goodlatte tweeted. (more...)
Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested
- December 03, 2018

More than 65 people were injured and nearly 170 people arrested in central Paris on Saturday after violent clashes between police and "yellow vest" protesters, in a third weekend of nationwide demonstrations against high living costs. There were 110 serious injuries, including to more than 20 police officers. Hours later, cars still smoldered and law enforcement and protesters were still facing off elsewhere in the capital. (more...)
Cohen says he told Trump about Kremlin contact : Court filing Cohen says he told Trump about Kremlin contact : Court filing
- December 02, 2018

Cohen's lawyers said he could have "fought the government and continued to hold to the party line, positioning himself perhaps for a pardon." the Wall Street Journal reported . Cohen also provided the Attorney General's Office with documents concerning "a separate open inquiry", the memo added, also offering no elaboration. Similarly, Cohen's lawyers wrote that when Cohen lied to Congress about the Trump Tower project, he did so essentially because he knew what the president wanted. (more...)
Beijing, Washington up the stakes as G20 Xi-Trump meeting nears Beijing, Washington up the stakes as G20 Xi-Trump meeting nears
- December 02, 2018

Trump sought to use the summit to make his own trade deals, and angered the Argentine hosts by misconstruing their position on China's trade practices. "In the manufacturing chain, China occupies the low end and middle section, while the United States is on the middle to high end". But Trump has threatened to target the remaining $267 billion worth of Chinese imports as well, hitting Apple iPhones and laptops produced in China. (more...)
Trump retweets image depicting Deputy AG in prison Trump retweets image depicting Deputy AG in prison
- December 02, 2018

The New York Post asked the president about his decision to retweet the controversial image, to which he responded: "Why do you think he belongs behind bars?" The series of tweets and retweets from the president come amid the conclusion of the Mueller investigation into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. (more...)
Israeli police recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges Israeli police recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges
- December 02, 2018

The case revolves around suspicions that confidants of Mr Netanyahu promoted regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company in exchange for positive coverage of the prime minister on Bezeq's subsidiary news website Walla. (more...)
Sorry to report, it's going to get messy out there Sorry to report, it's going to get messy out there
- December 02, 2018

Several inches of snow is expected for many of our passes. The good news is that Saturday will start out well, weather-wise, with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 3 C. Winds could gust to 35 miles per hour out of the east. This won't be a heavy snow event and will likely stay under advisory criteria. The main threats include gusty winds, small hail and lightning. (more...)

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