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Polling stations open across Ross-shire for the 2019 General Election Polling stations open across Ross-shire for the 2019 General Election
- December 13, 2019

The Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency has six candidates. A major YouGov poll has predicted the Conservative Party will win a Parliamentary majority of 28 seats at the general election , but indicated that the race has tightened in the past few weeks. (more...)
Human remains found in search for Chilean plane: provincial leader Human remains found in search for Chilean plane: provincial leader
- December 13, 2019

Among the recovered items, searchers have found a landing wheel, sponge-like material from the fuel tanks and part of the plane's inside wall. "I would like to express our condolences, support and the pain we are feeling for the human drama that the family of those who were on board are now experiencing", said Espina in Punta Arenas. (more...)
Fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier injures 10 Fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier injures 10
- December 13, 2019

Six people were reportedly injured and were hospitalized, including one in serious condition. More than 400 people were on board when it erupted, TASS quoted a Zvezdochka spokesman as saying. and at the time, it was the only dry dock Russian Federation had that was large enough to support the Admiral's repairs. Britain's then-Defense Minister Michael Fallon dubbed the carrier, which became fully operational in 1995, Russia's " ship of shame " for its role in the Syrian conflict. (more...)
US, China reach phase one trade deal, source says US, China reach phase one trade deal, source says
- December 13, 2019

Stocks were boosted in the morning when President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States was close to a deal ahead of Sunday, when a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods has been set to go into effect. For your security, we've sent a confirmation email to the address you entered. If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder. (more...)
NZ plans risky mission to retrieve bodies buried under ash NZ plans risky mission to retrieve bodies buried under ash
- December 13, 2019

The volcano on White Island, also known by its Maori name Whakaari , is "highly volatile" and could erupt again within days, said the authorities. "They will go onto the island, and they will make every effort to recover all of the bodies from the island". (more...)
Nobel-winning author Handke declared Nobel-winning author Handke declared "persona non grata" in Sarajevo
- December 13, 2019

As per the reports, the ambassadors of Turkey , Albania , Kosovo, and Bosnia boycotted the ceremony. The Swedish Academy's choice of the Austrian writer for the award this year has been widely criticized, not because of his writing, but because of his support for Slobodan Milošević, former Serbian president who was instrumental in many wars in former Yugoslavia in the '90s. (more...)
Brazilian president calls activist Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’ Brazilian president calls activist Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’
- December 12, 2019

Shortly after Bolsonaro's comments, Thunberg altered the biography of her Twitter feed to the Portuguese word for brat: pirralha . "The indigenous peoples are literally being murdered for trying to protect the forest from illegal deforestation ". (more...)
Israel faces prospect of third general election in a year Israel faces prospect of third general election in a year
- December 12, 2019

New elections would add to the political challenges facing Netanyahu - Israel's longest serving premier, now governing in a caretaker capacity - at a time when, weakened by corruption charges, he must fend off internal challengers in his right-wing Likud party. (more...)
Pension protests paralyze life across France Pension protests paralyze life across France
- December 12, 2019

A majority of rush-hour trains heading into Paris were cancelled this morning and 10 out of 16 metro lines were closed while others ran limited services. Protesters against the pension reform planned by Edouard Phillipe's government in downtown Toulouse. Demonstrations and strikes have been supported by numerous labour and police unions, as well as Yellow Vests. (more...)
US warns N.Korea of consequences for 'Christmas gift' US warns N.Korea of consequences for 'Christmas gift'
- December 12, 2019

The U.S. envoy to the United Nations , Kelly Craft, said the United States was ready "to simultaneously take concrete steps" toward a deal on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs but she added that the Security Council must be prepared to respond to any provocations. (more...)
Trump stirs controversy with new Judaism definition Trump stirs controversy with new Judaism definition
- December 12, 2019

Title VI prohibits colleges that receive federal funding from discriminating based on race, color or national origin. President Donald Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, speaks during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House Wednesday, Dec. (more...)
Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital
- December 12, 2019

According to police, the lawyers started punching and kicking some doctors at Punjab Institute of Cardiology and beating them with sticks. Police officers gather next to a burning police vehicles that were set on fire by angry lawyers during clashes in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. (more...)
US Senate committee backs Turkey sanctions bill US Senate committee backs Turkey sanctions bill
- December 12, 2019

The committee did not consider the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, known as DASKA, introduced in February by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the foreign relations panel. They have thrown our fingers to our noses, and threw us the thumb, quot;. his nose to his other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, "he said". (more...)
Finland picks world's youngest PM, women-led cabinet Finland picks world's youngest PM, women-led cabinet
- December 12, 2019

The five parties in power - four of them led by women - made a decision to stay in coalition and continue with the same programmes, but said there would be a reshuffle. For Finland, this is not a sensation", said political commentator Risto Uimonen. Marin will struggle to defend her leftist views against the Centre Party, which wants action to boost Finnish employment to pay for the costly welfare state. (more...)
Biden suggests he would serve only one term if elected president Biden suggests he would serve only one term if elected president
- December 12, 2019

One advisor, however, argued the pledge could also be a boon to younger voters anxious about another eight years of generational stasis. But by not announcing his one-term plan , Biden retains a trump card. Although Biden has maintained a solid lead in the polls since launching his campaign, his numerous mistakes and apparent failures of memory have fueled concerns about whether Biden, at his age, is fit for the rigors of the presidency. (more...)
Pigeons wearing cowboy hats seen in Las Vegas, raising questions Pigeons wearing cowboy hats seen in Las Vegas, raising questions
- December 12, 2019

While many have been amused by the sight of the birds, with social media users excitedly reporting sightings since a video was first posted to Facebook in early December, there are concerns for the welfare of the animals. The New York Times reported that although the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was in Las Vegas on December 5, the event has denied any involvement. (more...)
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation
- December 12, 2019

Washington targeted three general sales agents of Mahan Air over the role the airline has played in weapons of mass destruction proliferation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters. American "justice" exists only in Hollywood films and is "a lie", Dr. Masoud Soleimani, an Iranian academic recently released from USA custody, has said, speaking with Iranian media and the governor general of the central Iranian province of Isfahan, Press TV has reported . (more...)
General election 2019: Boris Johnson criticised over reaction to sick boy image General election 2019: Boris Johnson criticised over reaction to sick boy image
- December 12, 2019

Mr Johnson was asked about the image by ITV reporter Joe Pike on the campaign trail, who said: "The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket". "It's a bad, awful photo, and I apologize, obviously, to the family and all of those who have bad experiences in the NHS ". (more...)
Executive Order Will Frame Judaism as a Nationality Executive Order Will Frame Judaism as a Nationality
- December 12, 2019

Others said they were uncomfortable with government action to create an ethnic categorization, and they also anxious about its potential to suppress free speech at schools. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz were among those in attendance who spoke in favor of Trump's actions. (more...)
Polls open in 'most important general election in a generation' Polls open in 'most important general election in a generation'
- December 12, 2019

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland, you do not need to take anything with you if you are registered to vote - not even your polling card or ID. The only part of the United Kingdom at which voters need to produce ID is in Northern Ireland. Polling stations open across the United Kingdom at 7am this morning for a General Election that will define Britain's future direction - and the fate of Brexit. (more...)

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