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US General In Afghanistan Sets Goal To Drive Back Taliban

US General In Afghanistan Sets Goal To Drive Back Taliban The U.S. has opened a new front in America's longest war, bombing opium production plants in Taliban-controlled southern Afghanistan in a bid to shut off revenue, commanders said Monday. On the other hand, not targeting the farmers: "They are hostages of their debts and live under the threat of the taliban", he said. "Based on the new authorities I've received in the last 90 days with the USA po... [Full Article...]

HR McMaster Said Trump Has Intelligence of a 'Kindergartner'

HR McMaster Said Trump Has Intelligence of a 'Kindergartner' National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton and a top Oracle executive both denied that McMaster made these disparaging comments. Oracle senior VP for government affairs Ken Glueck said that the meeting in question was about China and maintains that "none of the statements attributed to General McMaster were said". [Full Article...]

Pride Center of Vt holds vigil on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pride Center of Vt holds vigil on Transgender Day of Remembrance Other statistics collected by GLAAD show slightly different numbers, including more reported trans deaths in 2016 than the HRC report indicates. Of the 102 victims killed since January 2013, the report detailed that 88 were transgender women. [Full Article...]

Santa Claus Parade expecting up to 60000 people

Santa Claus Parade expecting up to 60000 people This year's parade is on Saturday, Dec. 2. All activities are free, but people are asked to bring nonperishable items to donate to the West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force, which provides food for residents in need. Santa Claus has been the guest of honour at Sarnia's annual parade every year for at least the past 35 years, yet the big guy isn't averse to changing things up, says Bob Marks... [Full Article...]

As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise

As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise The provision would repeal a requirement that everyone in the US have health insurance or pay a fine. "It will pass the Senate", Blunt assured. Susan Collins of ME, whose vote the White House needs. "The White House is very comfortable with the House bill". The version of the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives would tax the graduate tuition waivers, but the Senate version of the bi... [Full Article...]

'Stern action to be taken against those behind attack on Mayor

'Stern action to be taken against those behind attack on Mayor On Sunday, two CPM activists were injured when they were attacked with sharp weapons. The ruling Left Democratic Front had alleged that the BJP councilors had bought outsiders to mount an attack on the mayor in the aftermath of a verbal duel related to the installation of high-mast lights. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Mocks 'Sen. Jeff Flakey' on Twitter

Donald Trump Mocks 'Sen. Jeff Flakey' on Twitter The Arizona senator was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers. Mesa Mayor John Giles was heard making comments apparently encouraging Flake to challenge Trump for the presidency in 2020 and said Flake would be able to "point out what an idiot" Trump is. [Full Article...]

At least 75 injured in blast at factory in New York State

At least 75 injured in blast at factory in New York State Authorities say two explosions and a fire at the cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley have left numerous people injured, including firefighters caught in the second blast. New Windsor police reported hearing an explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Monday from Temple Hill Road. He says firefighters were inside when the second explosion occurred. [Full Article...]

Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency

Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency The 27 EU member states will vote in Brussels on where the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are to be moved, from 27 proposals across 23 cities. In all, 19 cities had originally bid for the prestige and economic boost that the arrival of the EMA's 900 staff and many offices for worldwide pharmaceutical companies will bring. [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration Myanmar's government has defied calls by the United Nations and the worldwide community to grant citizenship to stateless Rohingya Muslims, whose roots in the country go back centuries. Burmese state media said the meeting was being attended by senior officials of the ASEAN Secretariat, 28 member countries of the European Union, two non-EU member countries, 10 member countries of ASEAN, 11 countri... [Full Article...]

Woman with crude anti-Trump sticker adds new decal to her truck

Woman with crude anti-Trump sticker adds new decal to her truck Representative Pete Olson, the Houston newspaper reported. Karen Fonseca was booked into Fort Bend county jail on Thursday after sheriffs discovered she had an outstanding warrant for fraud from August this year. A Texas woman is doubling down after being arrested last week on what she said were bogus charges the local sheriff used to cover up his real motive: A personal distaste for her p... [Full Article...]

Several injured in scaffolding collapse

Several injured in scaffolding collapse Authorities blamed strong winds for the structure's toppling. To prevent similar incidents in the future, New York City Councilman Ben Kallos plans to introduce legislation requiring scaffolding to be removed within seven days if there is no work being done above. [Full Article...]

Sridevi, family at IFFI in Goa!

Sridevi, family at IFFI in Goa! In the worldwide competition section of IFFI 2017 , which carries a cumulative cash prize of over Rs 1 crore, 15 finest films of the year will be showcased. The amount the state government spent on hosting Iffi last year was up by around four crore rupees, since the previous year's spending of Rs 13.56 crore. [Full Article...]

Big Bend Border Patrol agent dies in the line of duty

Big Bend Border Patrol agent dies in the line of duty The U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not provide many details about the incident, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz described it as an "attack". Crawford said he got the news of his death while on social media. He also said that what happened on Sunday is a "stark reminder" that an "unsecured border" poses a threat to the safety of the communities and border agents tasked with protecting them. [Full Article...]

Saudis, allies discuss Iran ahead of Arab League meeting

Saudis, allies discuss Iran ahead of Arab League meeting Hariri and Saudi Arabia deny the allegations. "What Mohammed bin Salman wants is not what he will get". Saudi Arabia called it an Iranian aggression against its territory. "This is what should be prevented in the region", Eizenkot said, adding that "in this matter there is complete agreement between us and Saudi Arabia". [Full Article...]

Ankara bans LGBT-related events due to 'public sensitivity'

Ankara bans LGBT-related events due to 'public sensitivity' Despite Turkey's apparent crackdown on LGBT groups homosexuality is not a crime in the country unlike in many other Muslim nations. The governor's office warned that some groups may be provoked by LGBTI events and take action against participants because of "certain social sensitivities". [Full Article...]

How the presidential turkey pardon got its start

How the presidential turkey pardon got its start The White House announced the news on its Snapchat and Instagram accounts. The National Turkey Federation has delivered the birds to the Willard Intercontinental Hotel where they will relax ahead of Tuesday's official ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. [Full Article...]

Ontario government passes legislation ending five-week college strike

Ontario government passes legislation ending five-week college strike A statement on the college's website said campus deans and associate deans will be communicating directly with students through their St. Lawrence College email accounts with program-specific directions. The government has ordered the colleges to set up a fund using the money they saved by not having to pay staff during the strike. Duel-credit courses with area high schools hadn't started at the t... [Full Article...]

President, PM condole death of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

President, PM condole death of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi In a tweet, he said Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He was the information and broadcasting minister during Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Dasmunsi represented the Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal, which was later represented by his Deepa. Gandhi said: "Despite his prolonged illness , he remained... [Full Article...]

Woman says she was harassed by NY state employee

Woman says she was harassed by NY state employee Senate candidate Roy Moore. The case was quickly referred to the Inspector General's office but Cater didn't comply with attempts to interview her, officials said. Cuomo, shared a statement on behalf of Alphonso David, Counsel to the Governor. How did Cuomo's office respond? At one point, according to the complaint , Mr. [Full Article...]


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