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Pre-poll survey shows BJP will lose in Gujarat elections

Pre-poll survey shows BJP will lose in Gujarat elections In 2012, the BJP won 63 of the 89 seats polling in the first phase of the current Gujarat Assembly election . "We are inquiring into complaints of EVMs being connected to Bluetooth or WiFi made from Porbandar", said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gujarat, B.B. [Full Article...]

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets Hamas says it recovered the bodies of two of its men. Friday night's air raid by Israel followed the alleged launching of rockets from inside the Gaza Strip. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the report. "We call on all the free people of Palestine to participate in "a day of rage" on Friday and make it the beginning of a new intifada", he said. [Full Article...]

PDP says Atiku will not vote at convention

PDP says Atiku will not vote at convention Adeyeye told newsmen that the constitution of the party barred any new member from voting at the party's convention for at least one year unless a waiver is given to him by the leadership of the party. Even when the President hailed from the South-West, the fortunes of the party did not improve in terms of votes in that zone. He explained that contrary to the planting of stories against Prince Uch... [Full Article...]

BJP MP Nana Patole quits party, LS seat

BJP MP Nana Patole quits party, LS seat Soon after resigning from the BJP and Lok Sabha, Patole addressed a press conference and said he would join share stage with Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad on December 11. A day before Gujarat goes to polls with BJP banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's popularity, a party MP from Maharashtra has resigned citing Mr Modi's unpopularity. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi's Gujarat election test may put brakes on rupee rally

Narendra Modi's Gujarat election test may put brakes on rupee rally The Gujarat election result will be declared on December 18. "The BJP has shown unbelievable disrespect towards the people of Gujarat". Voting in Gujarat will take place in two phases. The Congress on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help restore dignity of political discourse by displaying courage in initiating action against his colleagues in the party for using foul language. [Full Article...]

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi heads to The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi heads to The Louvre Abu Dhabi Prince Bader, part of a distant branch of the wealthy royal family, is not generally known as a major art collector or someone with a large source of wealth, according to The Times . The museum opened with some 600 pieces including items from early Mesopotamia. Under a 30-year agreement, France provides expertise, lends works of art and organises exhibitions in return for one billion euros ($1.... [Full Article...]

United Nations envoy warns of spiraling violence as talks on Jerusalem

United Nations envoy warns of spiraling violence as talks on Jerusalem The global community has never recognised Israel's claim to the entire city. Several countries resoundly condemned the US' unilateral move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, including Olof Skoog, Sweden's United Nations ambassador, who said the decision is fuelling tension and instability in the region, Al-jazeera reports. [Full Article...]

Appeals court denies Dassey appeal, says confession was not coerced

Appeals court denies Dassey appeal, says confession was not coerced Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 4-3 ruling that the findings by a Wisconsin state court that he participated were "reasonable", even thought one dissenting judge said the case was "a profound miscarriage of justice". Delivering the majority opinion, Judge David Hamilton said that despite his young age at the time, his low intellect and apparent suggestibility, Dassey confessed of his own... [Full Article...]

At least 14 peacekeepers killed, 53 wounded in Congo attack

At least 14 peacekeepers killed, 53 wounded in Congo attack The base is located 45 kilometers (27 miles) from Congo's Beni, town repeatedly hit by rebels. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the assault in a statement, describing it as "the worst attack on United Nations peacekeepers in the Organization's recent history". [Full Article...]

Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell to leave early next year

Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell to leave early next year Powell's replacement is likely to be Nadia Schadlow, a National Security Council aide who has been working with Powell on a new U.S. national security strategy expected to be released in the next couple of weeks, a senior administration official said. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Vonn says she doesn't want to represent Donald Trump at Olympics

Lindsey Vonn says she doesn't want to represent Donald Trump at Olympics Vonn told CNN in an interview she would be proud to represent the United States at February's Olympics in Pyeongchang but did not see herself as a representative of the U.S. "I want to represent our country well, and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she concluded. When Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said in September he did not want to vis... [Full Article...]

Protests as Ukraine arrests ex-Georgian president again

Protests as Ukraine arrests ex-Georgian president again Saakashvili, who is an ex-president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia , cut his ties with Georgia after he lost an election in 2012. "The arrest boosted rising tensions in a country that has already been shaken by massive protest uprisings twice in this century", the AP adds. [Full Article...]

ICE arrests 27 people around West Michigan in 4 day operation

ICE arrests 27 people around West Michigan in 4 day operation The new numbers show that ICE is "arresting and deporting more people-and significantly more people-within the United States than in the Obama administration ", says Randy Capps, a researcher at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank. [Full Article...]

U.S. posts strong job gains in November

U.S. posts strong job gains in November US metro areas with unemployment rates of 3.5 percent or lower are reporting annual wage growth of roughly 4 percent, Shepherdson said in an email. Duncan said the gains in manufacturing were consistent with a resurgence in business investment and capital-goods orders. [Full Article...]

Iran Condemns US Decision To Move Embassy Yo Jerusalem

Iran Condemns US Decision To Move Embassy Yo Jerusalem Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced as "provocative and dangerous" the U.S. decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli regime's capital, calling for concerted action by Muslim and peace-loving nations to defy such an illegal measure. [Full Article...]

What Sen. Franken's Resignation Means For The State

What Sen. Franken's Resignation Means For The State After Tweeden came forward, multiple other women accused Franken of groping them. She said she feels badly that he is resigning: "I feel sad that he has to leave a job he's passionate about". Senl Al Franken (DFL-MN) was regretful. "And I don't feel like there was a resolve to the situation today". She said she felt sorry Franken had to resign. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Hicks about emails from Russian operatives — NY Times

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Hicks about emails from Russian operatives — NY Times There was no evidence that Hicks, who was thrust further into the public spotlight after former communications director Anthony Scaramucci's tenure was abruptly cut short, had done anything improper, The Times noted. Agents also advised Hicks to be cautious, The Times said. Mr. Flynn lied to the F.B.I. about those discussions, and intelligence officials anxious that his lies made him susceptib... [Full Article...]

Trump touts poll showing majority of Americans disapprove of him

Trump touts poll showing majority of Americans disapprove of him Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Only 13 percent of those who approve of Mr. Trump cite a disappointment related to policy. Donald Trump is the least popular US President in almost 40 years, a new poll has shown. [Full Article...]

Mueller Probe Delivers Thousands of Documents to Manafort Defense

Mueller Probe Delivers Thousands of Documents to Manafort Defense In a 41-page court filing, prosecutors provided emails, copies of documents tracking edits of the draft, and other materials they said proved that Manafort wrote a positive article about his political work in Ukraine . On December 5, Voloshyn emailed the US Embassy claiming credit for writing the piece and accusing Mueller of "deliberately twist (ing) the reality", according to an email in the fi... [Full Article...]

Two Students Killed in New Mexico High School Shooting

Two Students Killed in New Mexico High School Shooting Martinez said the families are broken but are pulling together. Authorities said the shooter did not have a criminal record. Then, he said, Atchison killed himself. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters Friday Atchison was able to disguise himself as a student to gain entry to the school. Authorities checked each room and building at the school before the students were bused... [Full Article...]


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