China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

Supporters demanded that Liu be granted the best medical care and criticised his treatment so far. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2008 for subversion and has been held incommunicado since. Diplomatic ties and trade talks between Beijing and Oslo were frozen after Liu was given the award , and Norway's salmon industry suffered as exports to China were halted. Read More

Israel Strikes Syrian Targets After Second Day of Stray Fire

Israel Strikes Syrian Targets After Second Day of Stray Fire

The Syrian army has warned there will be "repercussions" after Israeli forces launched air strikes on Damascus' military positions near the disputed border of Golan Heights. Emboldened by Russian air support, Syria means business as it threatens Israel that further strikes against regime positions would bear serious repercussions, former deputy commander of the IDF's Galilee Division Brig. Read More

Stephen Colbert wonders who else could replace the irreplaceable Sean Spicer

Stephen Colbert wonders who else could replace the irreplaceable Sean Spicer

He went on to say that the press will always advocate for more availability. "I don't work in the building, but I can tell you this - the president is very happy with the team that he has", he said. But outside of communications director Mike Dubke, the press office has not seen any departures. His public role has already diminished in recent weeks. Read More

United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Saudi Arabia has closed the Qatari peninsula's only land border, threatening imports of both fresh food and raw materials needed to complete a $200 billion infrastructure project for the 2022 football World Cup. We have no fear. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud over the phone on Tuesday as the diplomatic crisis among some Arab countries with Qatar continued. Read More

Scalise's Shooter Appears to Have Acted Alone, FBI Says

Scalise's Shooter Appears to Have Acted Alone, FBI Says

According to Slater, Hodgkinson kept a storage unit in Alexandria where investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition. The FBI said in a statement the agency is actively investigating him to look at his associates, whereabouts and any activity on social media. Read More

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. As CNSNews.com reported earlier , Al-Jazeera this month published a fatwa defending Qatar against the allegations of terror-sponsorship - written by a radical cleric who has been designated by the USA and United Nations for facilitating and funding terrorism. Read More

Virat Kumble row : Coach's resignation was publicity stunt ?

Virat Kumble row : Coach's resignation was publicity stunt ?

The action seen on television, is tepid. Former cricketer and coaches weigh in on the Kumble-Kohli saga. There is no doubt that the Anil Kumble held responsible and forced him to resign. Kumble has gone and yet what he wrote to the CoA over wage hikes as a presentation is being "leaked" to the media. To say that the team did not know that Kumble was not joining them in the West Indies and that the players came to know that he had quit through telephone messages sounds unusual. Read More

Macron party claims parliamentary victory

Macron party claims parliamentary victory

She at least made it easily into the run-off in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont against 12 rivals and will fight a political novice from Macron's party, Anne Roquet. His party is projected to win well beyond an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, followed by the conservative Republicans. Many of Le Pen's and Mélenchon's voters-both have heavily working-class and pink-collar constituencies-did not go to the polls, suggesting that many will not be represented in the National ... Read More

North Korea: Obama Policy to Blame for 'Mystery' Death of Otto Warmbier

Like other high-ranking USA officials, Portman also criticised North Korea's treatment of Warmbier as "appalling". The spokesman, who was not named, said that United States doctors who travelled to North Korea to carry out Warmbier's medical evacuation had recognised that he had been given medical treatment and, despite his serious medical condition, had been sent back to the United States alive. Read More

United Kingdom high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

United Kingdom high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

LONDON (AP ) - Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities revealed that 27 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that failed fire safety tests. It is unclear where residents will move to, but a spokesman for the council has said that they will be taken to a rest centre in Swiss Cottage. Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn said May needed to "get a grip" and lead a stronger response to what is a "national threat". Read More

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Forrest did put limits on Trump's deposition, saying it can last no more than two hours because of her " competing professional obligations ". Aquazzura is seeking unspecified damages. In ruling, the judge said, "While that declaration does assert a lack of personal knowledge of the design at issue, plaintiff asserts otherwise". Her lawyers did not immediately respond to CNNMoney's request for comment. Read More

Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting

Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a stolen auto crashed near the off-duty officer's home, and he came outside with his service weapon to help. This is a real problem'. Local station Fox 2 Now reported that the incident began shortly after 10 p.m. when a police recognition system spotted a stolen auto from Maryland Heights, spurring the vehicle chase. Read More

Terror leader wanted by FBI 'goes on the run' in the Philippines

Terror leader wanted by FBI 'goes on the run' in the Philippines

He heads a faction of the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf, which has pledged allegiance to IS. He said the military's Eastern Mindanao Command, which covers the regions of Davao, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and parts of Cotabato, has conducted 13,149 checkpoint activities which resulted in the arrest of nine high-profile terror suspects, including the patriarch of the leaders of the terror group, Cayamora Maute. Read More

PM Modi launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub in Lisbon

Modi will have his first stop at Portugal, where he will meet Prime Minister Antonio Costa . From the U.S., he will travel to the Netherlands. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India , the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. Read More

Modi leads Int'l Yoga Day in Lucknow; thousands join despite rains

Modi leads Int'l Yoga Day in Lucknow; thousands join despite rains

Addressing the gathering, Modi said yoga has become a part of many people's lives. "Yoga's popularity outside India is high & has connected the world with India". The owner of an absolutely unbelievable body, actress Malaika Arora Khan was found participating at an event organized at Marine Drive, Mumbai to mark the 3rd International Yoga Day . Read More

Wisconsin AG Plans to Appeal Dassey Decision

Ten years after Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of Teresa Halbach - along with his uncle, Steven Avery - a USA appeals court has upheld a decision to overturn his conviction. Read More

At least 15 martyred, 70 injured in twin Parachinar blasts

At least 15 martyred, 70 injured in twin Parachinar blasts

The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. Officials said body parts of the suspected bomber, strewn across the site of the blast, were being collected along with other evidence for forensic examination. Read More

China Shares Finally Added To Key Emerging Markets Index

China Shares Finally Added To Key Emerging Markets Index

How much of an impact that will have on the overall stock market will depend on how much it will undercut energy companies' profits. "When further alignment with Global market accessibility standards occurs, sustained accessibility is proven within Stock Connect and worldwide institutional investors gain further experience in the market, MSCI will reflect a higher representation of China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index". Read More

Whirlpool Refrigerator Blamed for London's Deadly Grenfell Tower Fire

The decision to move residents out of all five towers at Chalcots Estate was made Friday evening. "I know it's hard but Grenfell changes everything and I just don't believe we can take any risk with our residents' safety and I have to put them first". Read More

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

U.S. officials have blamed Russian-aligned hackers for other state election database breaches, allegations Moscow has repeatedly denied . "It's all a big Dem HOAX! " the president tweeted . The former secretary outlined a timeline of steps he took to alert election officials of a threat, saying that state-level officials were notified in August and that public statements were made that month, as well as in September, and twice in October. Read More