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Manafort, Lawyers Barred by Judge From Talking About Case

Manafort, Lawyers Barred by Judge From Talking About Case According to Jackson, the order intends to safeguard the defendants' rights to a fair trial and to ensure that the jury's opinions are not influenced by pretrial publicity about the case. Manafort, who is President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is charged along with his former business associate, Rick Gates. The two have pleaded not guilty and remain under house arrest. [Full Article...]

Catalan parliament's independence declaration unconstitutional and void: Spanish court

Spain is considering constitutional changes that could allow its regions to hold referendums on independence in the future, the foreign minister has said. They're now fighting Spanish arrest and extradition to face the same charges. To applause from the Catalan politicians, Puigdemont described Catalonia as "the only territory in Europe where there is this democratic anomaly" of an elected r... [Full Article...]

Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago A crowd gathered in the court lobby in the hope of catching a glimpse of Obama walking down the corridors of courthouse shortly after 10am. Obama - wearing a sport coat and shirt, but no tie - waved at the throng and then waited along with fellow citizens to see if he would be chosen to serve on a trial and earn the standard compensation of $17.20 a day. [Full Article...]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Bringing 'Hamilton' to Puerto Rico, Will Reprise Leading Role

Lin-Manuel Miranda Bringing 'Hamilton' to Puerto Rico, Will Reprise Leading Role The theater, built in 1939, will undergo restorations and repairs prior to Hamilton's 2019 bow. Miranda's first musical In the Heights also played in Puerto Rico in 2010, with the actor-composer also reprising his role. Bruce Rauner announced Saturday that he is sending about 150 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers to help the USA territory in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. [Full Article...]

Australia wins early Fossil award as Syria leaves U.S. alone on climate

Australia wins early Fossil award as Syria leaves U.S. alone on climate Syria said on Tuesday that it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change , isolating the United States as the only country opposed to the pact. The report says that only nine of the 25 top emitting countries it surveyed were in line with achieving their targets mentioned in their respective 'nationally-determined contributions (NDCs)' that every country had submitted... [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi lauds Asian Boxing Champion Mary Kom

PM Narendra Modi lauds Asian Boxing Champion Mary Kom Matched quite evenly in speed and precision, Mary Kom scored for her ringcraft, which included some fine footwork to outpace Hyang Mi at crucial junctures. "Congratulations Mary Kom for clinching the gold at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women's Boxing Championships. Mary Kom is a huge inspiration for all Indians and we are proud of her victory", he said. [Full Article...]

US Changes Business, Travel & Trade Policy With Cuba

Hotels, stores, marinas, tourist agencies, industries are also on the list - including government-owned rum makers Ron Caney and Ron Varadero. The Obama administration ended more than 50 years of diplomatic isolation with its Cold War foe in December 2014. [Full Article...]

Before His Military Trial, Texas Shooter Escaped Mental Health Facility

Before His Military Trial, Texas Shooter Escaped Mental Health Facility The attack ranks as the fifth-deadliest by a single gunman in US history. The Air Force and Department of Defense are investigating how records of his domestic violence conviction were handled. "You would have had hundreds more dead". "There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws", Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety told reporters. [Full Article...]

China says will investigate if United Nations resolutions on N.Korea contravened

China says will investigate if United Nations resolutions on N.Korea contravened Security Council resolutions on North Korea . But some U.S. experts said it is unlikely Xi will make concessions on issues involving free speech even if Trump does raise them. China's biggest online retailer said it pledged to buy $1.2 billion of American beef and pork but no other details were immediately released about the 19 agreements signed at a ceremony attended by US Commerce Secretary W... [Full Article...]

Andrea Jenkins is first openly trans Black woman elected to public office

Andrea Jenkins is first openly trans Black woman elected to public office Her win was part of a Democratic swing across the country, with the party winning the races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey and winning the NY mayoral race in a landslide. Roem soundly defeated Bob Marshall, a longtime Republican delegate who sponsored legislation that would have restricted transgender bathroom use and who called himself the state's "chief homophobe". [Full Article...]

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests

The Queen should say sorry for her offshore investments, Jeremy Corbyn suggests Bono's spokeswoman told the paper that the rocker, whose real name is Paul Hewson, was a "passive minority investor in Nude Estates Malta Ltd., a company that was legally registered in Malta until it was voluntarily wound up in 2015". "All of our investments are fully audited and legitimate", the Duchy of Lancaster said in a statement. BBC Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said that the is... [Full Article...]

And win - Virginia office

And win - Virginia office Hurst said he made a decision to run for office after recovering from the "profound tragedy" of Parker's death. He filmed himself and posted video of the shooting on social media, and the shooting was caught on live television at the same time, reported NBC News . [Full Article...]

Trump, Abe Agree to Disagree on Trade

Trump, Abe Agree to Disagree on Trade Trump, speaking of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Abe stood beside him at a news conference, told reporters, "He will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of a lot of military equipment from the United States". "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over", he said. Abe endorsed Trump's skepticism of talks with North Korea. This can not l... [Full Article...]

Julio Jones to be limited this week with lower leg injury

Julio Jones to be limited this week with lower leg injury This Panthers roster may well be the most talented in team history, and they have dynamic players from rookies to 15-year veterans. The ball fell perfectly over Jones' right shoulder but bounced right off of his hands. Although the Falcons are only allowing 207 passing yards per game ( 10th-best in the NFL ), they rank 25th in pass defense DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average), accordin... [Full Article...]

Man arrested after threatening to kill 'all white police' at White House

Man arrested after threatening to kill 'all white police' at White House Arega was reportedly unarmed when he was taken into custody on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue - the street that connects the White House and the US Capitol - near Lafayette Park. Arega's Facebook page appears to be dominated by his various Christian preaching. Secret Service apprehends Texas man who traveled to D.C.; Ellison Barber reports from Washington. [Full Article...]

Congrats! Andy Murray and wife Kim welcome second child

Congrats! Andy Murray and wife Kim welcome second child Andy Murray has revealed that he hopes to return in time for the start of the new season, which gets underway with the Brisbane International on December 31. "But I will come back when I'm ready and when I'm 100% fit". The three-time Grand Slam champion has not featured in competitive tennis since his Wimbledon quarter-final exit to Sam Querrey but appeared to move well during his singles match... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Supply Afghanistan with 3000 Additional Troops

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Supply Afghanistan with 3000 Additional Troops This was stated in Brussels on Tuesday, 7 November, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The troops will not perform combat operations but will focus on training, assisting and advising Afghan troops. of the additional forces, which is also actually the case now for the 13,000 troops we have there today", he said. Intizar Khadim: I think that, for the time being, the USA and other North ... [Full Article...]

Trump meets Putin in Vietnam

Trump meets Putin in Vietnam This was highlighted when President Vladimir Putin visited Pyongyang, the first Russian president to do so, where he criticised the the U.S. leader's hardline approach to the North, saying it was "counterproductive". The Russian foreign minister's statement comes after the Washington Post reported that the Clinton presidential campaign and the DNC were donors for a dossier aimed at discrediting ... [Full Article...]

Gay Talese Defends Kevin Spacey, Bashes Anthony Rapp: 'Suck It Up'

Spacey, after Mr. Spacey was sacked from the hit Netflix series " House of Cards " amid numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations . "I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy's career", Mr. Spacey is most recently known for his role on the Netflix original series, House of Cards , garnering him with accolades such as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. [Full Article...]

Germany's Top Court Recognizes 'Intersex' Gender In Birth Registry

The court found that the general right to the protection of personality in Germany's Basic Law meant the register had to be altered to allow a third gender. Since 2013, it was possible to leave the gender box blank on birth certificates, for those born as intersex. Intersex is a broad term encompassing people who have sex traits, such as genitals or chromosomes, that do not entirely fit with a t... [Full Article...]


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