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European Union states start new joint military investment program European Union states start new joint military investment program
- November 13, 2017

Similar efforts to deepen military links have been frustrated for decades, partly by Britain's fierce opposition to anything that might lead to a European army. Germany wanted the pact to include as many countries as possible while France wanted it to be as militarily ambitious as possible, they said. Countries that sign up to Pesco will be subject to an annual review to make sure they stick to their commitments - and could be thrown out if they do not. (more...)
Two soldiers martyred in Bajaur cross-border attack Two soldiers martyred in Bajaur cross-border attack
- November 13, 2017

According to ISPR, the attempt was effectively responded and many fleeing terrorists were seen running back in injured condition. The ISPR in August had announced the conclusion of Khyber-4 Operation in Khyber Agency which included clearing the areas on the Pakistani side of the border. (more...)
Number of Indian students in United States rises by 12.3% Number of Indian students in United States rises by 12.3%
- November 13, 2017

Twenty-five percent of all students who studied overseas were majoring in STEM fields at their home institution, a number which has been growing faster than the average, followed by business and social sciences. Notably, the number of new global students - those enrolled at a United States institution for the first time in Fall 2016 - declined by almost 10,000 students dropping down to a total of 291,000; a 3% decrease from the previous year. (more...)
Rainy start, but a clearer forecast this week in Baltimore Rainy start, but a clearer forecast this week in Baltimore
- November 13, 2017

QUIET & COOL STRETCH: The middle to the end of the week is dry and a bit on the cool side. Highs Tuesday spike into the 50's ahead of an incoming cold front that brings more rain chances Wednesday. The next best chance for rain will come Saturday as a cold front moves through. A good portion of the day looks rainy. High pressure dominates our forecast for this weekend and slides just off the coast of New England for Sunday , shifting the wind direction to out of the south, ushering in ... (more...)
Pradyuman Murder Case : CBI is probing if evidence were destroyed Pradyuman Murder Case : CBI is probing if evidence were destroyed
- November 13, 2017

The CBI probe into the horrific murder of Ryan International school student Pradyuman Thakur has sensationally revealed illegality and destruction of evidence by Gurgaon Police. CBI was also probing the role of a second student in the killing, sources told ANI. On November 10, it emerged that the Gurgaon police planted the murder weapon, a knife, on school bus conductor Ashok Kumar as they accused him of being the killer and declared the case as "solved" within hours. (more...)
U Of North Texas Homecoming Party Brought The House Down -Literally U Of North Texas Homecoming Party Brought The House Down -Literally
- November 13, 2017

Busari is now trying to right his wrongs by setting up a GoFundMe account for Carley and her three roommates. "Just jumping, the loudest music you could ever imagine". "Currently the building is completely shut down until the apartment complex can get a structural engineer, and a construction crew out here to check the building out and certify that the entire building is safe", said Denton Fire Marshal Brad Lahart . (more...)
Mom, Boyfriend Charged in 3-Year-Old Florida Girl's Death Mom, Boyfriend Charged in 3-Year-Old Florida Girl's Death
- November 13, 2017

A Florida woman told police in Crestview that her live-in boyfriend kicked her 3-year-old daughter in the head as punishment for getting out of her vehicle seat. Merrell, the toddler's mother, is now charged with aggravated child abuse and three counts of child neglect. "During the jail interview Merrell also told investigators Hagwell lost his job about one month ago, and began exhibiting escalating violence towards Adelynn". (more...)
Zuma releases Fees Commission report Zuma releases Fees Commission report
- November 13, 2017

President Jacob Zuma's plan to announce free higher education generated panic among senior officials in Treasury including threats of resignations, the Sunday Times reported. NSFAS should be retained for the provision of the funding of all TVET students and TVET student support if such retention is considered necessary. Should the student fail to reach the required income threshold‚ government bares the secondary liability. (more...)
Top House tax-writer won't accept plank of Senate tax-cut plan Top House tax-writer won't accept plank of Senate tax-cut plan
- November 13, 2017

Lawmakers in the two chambers must resolve their differences on the biggest overhaul of U.S. tax law in decades before reaching their goal of enacting the legislation by the end of the year. Rep. Peter King, a Long Island Republican who has been among the most vocal opponents of the planned repeal of state and local tax breaks, said he remains committed to trying to preserve them. (more...)
Sharifs to challenge Hudaibiya bench today Sharifs to challenge Hudaibiya bench today
- November 13, 2017

Dar later retracted his statement and claimed that the statement was gleaned under duress. Dar was not charged as he had become an approver in the case for the prosecution. On September 20, NAB filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the LHC decision, naming former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his brothers Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and late Abbas Sharif, their mother Shamim Akhter, Shehbaz's son and MNA Hamza Shehbaz, Nawaz's daughter Maryam, and others as respondents. (more...)
Maduro aseguró que Maduro aseguró que "el default nunca llegará a Venezuela"
- November 13, 2017

El pasado 2 de noviembre, Maduro, que denuncia una "agresión imperial" contra la economía de su país, anunció el "refinanciamiento y una reestructuración de la deuda externa y de todos los pagos de Venezuela ". "Maduro puede estar esperando que los tenedores de bonos presionen al gobierno de Trump por algún tipo de exención", según Risa Grais-Targow, directora para América Latina de Eurasia Group. (more...)
Rival bill allows Australian wedding providers to refuse gay couples Rival bill allows Australian wedding providers to refuse gay couples
- November 13, 2017

At 10am on Wednesday, the head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics will reveal whether Australia will join countries like Canada and the United Kingdom in favour of marriage equality or remain against it alongside nations like Iraq and Yemen. (more...)
China, Vietnam reach consensus on appropriately handling contested South China Sea China, Vietnam reach consensus on appropriately handling contested South China Sea
- November 13, 2017

President Donald Trump, among others, just finished an Asia-Pacific economic summit in the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang. Not only for its architecture, but also as a symbol between the traditional friendship of the two countries. He also suggested that both sides should properly deal with divergences to ensure the relations between the two parties and the two countries always move forward along the right direction. (more...)
Tamil Nadu: After Rain alert, schools shut in Chennai, other coastal districts Tamil Nadu: After Rain alert, schools shut in Chennai, other coastal districts
- November 13, 2017

When there were heavy rains, water had to flow only through roads, he explained, giving an account of the status of various projects for the construction of stormwater drains. Inundation was mainly in low-lying areas. Chennai , on Sunday night, received sharp shower of rains due to a depression formed in the Bay of Bengal, reported India Today . (more...)
North Koreans shoot soldier attempting to defect to South North Koreans shoot soldier attempting to defect to South
- November 13, 2017

He was shot by a North Korean soldier but succeeded in crossing, the JCS added, and has been evacuated for medical treatment. The extent of the soldier's injury was not immediately known. Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the DMZ, which extends for two kilometres either side of the actual borderline. (more...)
TPP countries agree to move ahead with trade pact without US TPP countries agree to move ahead with trade pact without US
- November 13, 2017

He mentioned labor rights, environmental protection, gender issues and the auto trade as areas of concern. Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh told a news conference: "We have reached an agreement on a number of fundamental parts". A report in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Trudeau "sabotaged" the talks at the last minute by failing to show up for the meeting. At nearly the same time as the TPP leaders were scheduled to meet on Friday, Mr Trump gave a major speech at the Apec CEO Summit ... (more...)
Donald Trump 'Begged For Nuclear War', Says N Korea Donald Trump 'Begged For Nuclear War', Says N Korea
- November 13, 2017

The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups operated together, marking the first time three American aircraft carriers have trained together since 2007, according to the U.S. It is the first such U.S. triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade. It has repeatedly threatened to launch ballistic missiles into the waters around the USA territory of Guam. (more...)
Capital shaken as magnitude 6.5 quake hits Costa Rica coast
- November 13, 2017

It did not trigger a tsunami threat in the Pacific. "We're very scared. It's been years since we felt such a strong one", said Otto Vargas, a university professor in San Jose . seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the quake's magnitude was 5.7, but it said that the quake was not strong enough to cause damage on the land. (more...)
Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched' Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched'
- November 13, 2017

Duterte - sometimes described as the "Trump of the East" because of his brash style - said last week he would tell the USA president to "lay off" if he raised the issue of human rights when they met. Briefing reporters in Beijing during the China leg of Trump's Asia tour, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US view on the maritime dispute hadn't changed - that "claimants should stop construction and militarization" of disputed islands. (more...)
Tillerson: US Has 2-3 Channels with N. Korea Tillerson: US Has 2-3 Channels with N. Korea
- November 13, 2017

Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen! "When will all the haters and fools out there realise that having a good relationship with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing", he tweeted. "I asked him again", Trump, who is marking one year since his shock election victory, told the reporters. "I mean, look at how vain and catty he is?" Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program on the trip to ... (more...)

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