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Iranian president declares end to Islamic State

BEIRUT - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

- Reuters - US | LIVE: ZANU-PF warns #Zimbabwe cabinet ministers on Mugabe meeting

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF is set to begin moves to impeach President Robert Mugabe, 93, with an official saying that a motion to strip the ...

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ICC prosecutor seeks probe into war crimes allegations against U.S. military, CIA in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court investigation would focus on U.S. service members and secret CIA detention facilities, as well as the Afghan National ...

- Washington Post - US

Impeachment process to begin as Mugabe remains defiant

Motion by ruling party accuses 93-year-old of being 'source of instability' in government and hits out at First Lady.

- Al Jazeera - QA

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ

United Kingdom's candidate Christopher Greenwood opts out from the race.

- The Hindu - IN

Hotel worker tried to stop man from stealing van by standing in front of it. He lost his life.

Eladio Rodriguez-Cristobal tried to stop Edward Reid from taking the hotel shuttle bus by standing in front of the van and waving his hands, police ...

- Miami Herald - US

Thailand seeks to prosecute ousted PM Thaksin in absentia in two graft cases

BANGKOK - Thailand is seeking to prosecute ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for graft under a law that allows politicians to be tried in ...

- Reuters - US

Iran President declares end to Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.A senior commander of Iran ...

- The Hindu - IN

CBS suspends Charlie Rose following sexual harassment allegations

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS News Monday evening after eight women accused him of sexual harassment. Rose is a co-host of CBS ...

- The Week - US

Federal judge permanently blocks Trump's executive order to cut funding to sanctuary cities

A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. ...

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Search for a missing submarine is stymied by new challenges: 20-foot waves and 50 mph winds

Further dimming hopes, authorities said signals that hit Argentine satellites over the weekend did not come from the missing sub.

- Washington Post - US

'A thug and a wannabe dictator': Seth Meyers destroys 'petulant man-child-in-chief' Trump over LaVar Ball tweets

Seth Meyers on Monday torched Donald Trump's weekend tweets against LaVar Ball, the father of one of three UCLA basketball players arrested for ...

- The Raw Story - US

Afghanistan: ICC Prosecutor Asks to Open Inquiry

The International Criminal Court prosecutor's request for an investigation in Afghanistan on November 20, 2017, could begin a long overdue path to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

How Mugabe's party will rebrand itself to safeguard its power

The ruling party, ZANU-PF, is already promoting a glib message of 'national unity' and a 'new era' for the country – with itself still firmly at the ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA

WATCH: CNN's Erin Burnett corners conservative activist for defending Roy Moore's 'impeccable values'

CNN's Erin Burnett on Monday cornered conservative activist Janet Porter over her continued support of Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race. Burnett ...

- The Raw Story - US

There are now giant billboards calling for Trump's impeachment in Times Square

From now until New Year's Eve, for 10 minutes every hour, ads calling for the impeachment of President Trump will greet the masses moving through ...

- The Week - US

Venus Metals Corporation Limited Drilling Commences at Currans Well Cobalt-Nickel Prospect

Venus Metals Corporation Limited Drilling Commences at Currans Well Cobalt-Nickel Prospect...


Nasrallah admits: We sent weapons to Gaza

Hezbollah leader admits the group transferred advanced weapons to Gaza, including Russian-made Kornet missiles.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Cairo: Building emergency response teams

Article | Members of the Libyan Red Crescent Society , with support from the ICRC Libya and Cairo delegations, visited Egypt for a peer-to-peer ...

- ICRC - INT | Live, illegally connected wires electrocute 2-year-old boy in Chatsworth

A two-year-old boy has been electrocuted at Sukamumva informal settlement in Chatsworth, after slipping and landing on illegally-connected live wires.

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Argentine navy says sounds detected aren't from missing sub

Sounds that were detected during the search for a missing Argentine navy submarine did not come from the vessel, the navy said late Monday.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Judge permanently blocks Trump order that cut funding to sanctuary cities

A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. ...

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Keystone XL: Nebraska approves alternative route for disputed oil pipeline

Nebraska regulators have approved an alternative route for the disputed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents are likely to challenge the ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

BEIJING - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, ...

- Reuters - US

Border Patrol agent slain in Texas was ambushed, beaten with rocks, union says

The Border Patrol agent killed Sunday in west Texas was ambushed by migrants who beat him in the head with rocks, union officials said Monday. Federal ...

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'You are a hater!': Watch this off-the-rails interview between CNN's Chris Cuomo and LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, appeared on CNN Monday for a chaotic interview with Chris Cuomo following Donald Trump's Twitter attack on ...

- The Raw Story - US

Zimbabwe's Mugabe offered 'guarantees' as government moves ahead with impeachment plan

Zimbabwe's military is keen to have the elderly leader resign voluntarily to preserve façade that he is being replaced legitimately in a ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA | Coetzee: Discipline, aerial battle key for Italy

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says that discipline and dealing with contestable kicks will be key against Italy on Saturday.

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1 killed, dozens injured in explosions, fire at upstate New York cosmetics factory

Authorities recovered the body of a male worker reported missing after two explosions and a fire at a New York cosmetics factory left 30 to 35 people ...

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Uber signs deal to buy 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo

Uber swung one of the largest deals for autonomous vehicles today, ordering 24,000 cars from Volvo - a move that is expected to advance the case for ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Engagement with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Southeast Asia

Statement | The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – comprised of 190 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the International ...


Michael Schmidt

President, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany SummaryMichael Schmidt was born in Münster/Westphalia in 1960. After he studied Economics at ...

- Chatham House - UK

Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout

In July 2015 over 100 Uighurs, who were initially detained with the group of escapees, were handed over to Chinese authorities and deported against ...

- The Hindu - IN

Britain loses seat on International Court of Justice for first time since 1946

The setback is seen by some diplomats and commentators as the result of waning international influence following its vote to leave the European Union

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians who came here after 2010 earthquake

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and ...

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WATCH: World News 11/20/17: Charlie Rose Faces Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

One of the most notorious mass murderers in America died in prison; Program empowers young girls across the country

- ABC News - US

Abbas urges Spain to recognize 'Palestine'

PA chairman says Palestinians suffered "historic injustice" in 1948.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

In a letter to Congress, the watchdog says the department is trying to delay the release of his key findings.

- Washington Post - US

Snipping a US killer's dreadlocks 'violates his rights and religion'

United States: Cutting an imprisoned US killer's dreadlocks violates his civil rights and impedes his ability to practise his religion, according to a ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Experts Share Ideas to Strengthen Physical Protection of Nuclear Material at IAEA Conference

Last week, some 700 participants shared ideas, experiences and best practices to further enhance the physical protection of nuclear material and ...

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Trump administration ask Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban

The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect. A California appeals court had allowed ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bill Clinton visits Puerto Rico, distributes relief supplies

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met with those left homeless after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory as a ...

- The Hindu - IN

Judge in California blocks Trump's order on sanctuary cities

By Jon Herskovitz - A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants ...

- The Raw Story - US

Can China Replace the United States as the World's Top Arms Dealer?

How China could undercut the dominant U.S. market position in global arms sales.

- The Diplomat - US

Former Fox News employee claims company barred her from investigating Trump's Russia ties

A former employee for Fox News says the network rebuffed her requests to investigate ties between President Trump and Russia — even when she offered ...

- The Week - US

South Carolina lacks drugs for December execution

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the state lacks the necessary lethal injection drugs to carry out the execution of a death row inmate.

- UPI - US

Germany's Political Impasse Will Stymie Further European Change

The prospects for overhauling the European Union and its currency, the euro, have hit further trouble as Germany grapples with newfound political ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

US networks suspend Charlie Rose after harassment allegations

Three US networks have suspended Charlie Rose and his interview show after eight women accused the prominent journalist of sexual harassment. Rose has ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Tillerson's State Department and the Politics of the Indo-Pacific

What's going on at the Department of State and what impact will it have on U.S. diplomacy towards the Indo-Pacific?

- The Diplomat - US

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah also says the group is ready to withdraw from Iraq after Islamic State defeat

- The Globe and Mail - CA