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One dead in French protests over fuel prices 3 new items

One dead in French protests over fuel prices 3 new items One dead in French protests over fuel prices Turkish trade minister to visit Bulgaria Iraq, Iran seek to boost trade ties despite sanctions One dead in French protests over fuel prices Posted: 17 Nov 2018 12:26 PM PST Hundreds of thousands of people protest against high fuel prices in mass demonstrations that turned violent Turkish trade minister to visit Bulgaria Posted: 17 Nov 2018 06:16 AM PST Ruhsar Pekcan to meet Bulgarian premier plus economy and finance ministers during 2-day visit Iraq, Iran seek to boost trade ties despite sanctions Posted: 17 Nov 2018 05:01 AM PST U.S. has issued Iraq 45-day waiver from sanctions on Iran for natural gas and electricity imports You are subscribed to email updates from Anadolu Ajansı Güncel Haberler . To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now . Email deliv

New York Times posts video on slain Saudi journalist 2 new items

New York Times posts video on slain Saudi journalist 2 new items New York Times posts video on slain Saudi journalist Posted: 17 Nov 2018 10:40 AM PST NYT video investigates roles of hit-team as well as Saudi efforts to cover up the issue Saudi account of Khashoggi killing 'unsatisfying' Posted: 17 Nov 2018 07:37 AM PST Scenario presented by Saudi prosecutor last Thursday appears to be deficient and does not clear up crime You are subscribed to email updates from Anadolu Ajansı Güncel Haberler . To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now . Email delivery powered by Google Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: The 9 of us are family now

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says Justice Brett Kavanaugh was welcomed into the Supreme Court "family" in the wake of his polarizing confirmation process. "When you're charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship," Sotomayor said. #CNN #News

SE Cupp: Is Trump 2.0 softening in defeat?

President Trump has shifted his tone following fallout from the Midterm elections, California wildfires and questions with the Mueller investigation. SE Cupp questions whether Trump's softened tone will last. #CNN #News

Trump on Pence: I don't question his loyalty at all

President Trump rebuked a New York Times report that he has been privately questioning aides about Vice President Mike Pence's loyalty. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more. #CNN #News

President Trump has not visited any US troops in combat since taking office

President Trump has not yet visited US troops in combat. CNN's Victor Blackwell reports. #CNN #News

State Dept.: No conclusion on Khashoggi's death

The State Department says the US government has not made a final conclusion determining who is responsible for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Several sources told CNN and other media that a CIA assessment has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi, an assertion denied by the Saudis. #CNN #News

Trump tours fire-ravaged town: We'll get it taken care of

President Donald Trump tours a neighborhood in Paradise, California, to see the damage caused by the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in state history. The President was joined by California Governor Jerry Brown and others. #CNN #News

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge

President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney

Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian Assange

A court filing accidentally revealed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has

Camp Fire death toll increases to 71; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

More than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.

Khashoggi family receives condolences after Riyadh proffers murder culprits

Two of Khashoggi's brothers and one of his sons received a few hundred men in the coastal city of Jeddah a day after the Saudi public prosecutor said it would seek the death penalty for five unnamed suspects in the killing inside the country's Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2. Earlier on Friday, tens of thousands of worshippers prayed for the deceased in Mecca and Medina, Khashoggi's hometown, though the imams did not name him. Friends eulogized the 59-year-old royal insider-turned-critic, and politicians who knew him denounced Riyadh's investigation as biased.

China’s Influence on Display as Leaders Converge on Island Nation

China has been pouring money into the Pacific Island nation, injecting at least $5.9 billion of infrastructure spending since 2011 into an economy smaller than any U.S. state. The investment has highlighted the region’s growing status as a strategic battleground between China and U.S. allies ahead of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summits, which are bringing Xi, Vice President Mike Pence and other world leaders there this week. A banner advertising the state-owned China Railway Group flew over a construction site near cruise ships being used to house delegations.

Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

Stacey Abrams Fight Is Over

After a long battle, Democrat Stacey Abrams has decided to end her fight to be Georgia’s next Governor.

U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West.

May's Brexit deal won't get through parliament: former Brexit sec

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's draft European Union divorce deal will not get the approval of the UK parliament, former Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Friday. "What's more likely to happen than a confidence vote (in May) is this deal will be rejected by the House of Commons... There's no way I can see it getting through," Davis told CNBC. "Therefore she'll have to come up with another alternative." Davis resigned as Brexit secretary in July in protest at May's plans for a long-term relationship with the bloc. (Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants

The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy to isolate and contain Iran is jeopardized by Saudi Arabia’s brazen slaying of a dissident journalist and Turkey’s determination to exploit the crisis for its own gain.

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It

Volunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted

The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

Ohio Democrat hints may take on Pelosi for powerful U.S. House speaker job

Representative Marcia Fudge has not formally announced her candidacy. In a statement to Reuters on Friday, Fudge noted support from people "who look to me as the next speaker of the House." "In this first stage of the process, I am still giving it considerable thought" but have not made a final decision, she said in an email. Democrats are scheduled to meet behind closed doors on Nov. 28 to pick their leaders for the new 2019-20 House after wresting the chamber from the Republicans on Nov. 6.

Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged victims, changes she said will treat both sides fairly. The requirements for investigation include only incidents which occurred on the universities’ campuses or property under the school’s authority and in those cases, only if the incident is reported to certain officials.

Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The Midterms

Cindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. John

How Florida’s recount will work

No, Florida isn’t going to go through 8 million ballots one at a time. Here’s how the rest of the recount process will work.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Captions Instagram Stories From D.C. For The Deaf Community

U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is working to better serve all

Camp Fire’s Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74

The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's

Migrant caravan arrives at U.S.-Mexico border

The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the U.S. border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month’s trek. “We’ve finally reached Tijuana. It’s been a never-ending journey, but God brought us here,” said Carmen Soto, a Honduran migrant traveling with her two young children.

Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker

An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.

Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16

Devastating wildfires continued to ravage parts of Northern and Southern

Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains "raw data," including the names of people who are safe.

Trump's Response To The California Wildfires Isn't Just Inaccurate. It's Dangerous.

Saturday morning, as entire California towns were engulfed in flames, the

This lady will most definitely out-ride you

"It's not about crossing first, second or third." 11/17/18

Science and the circus + film blocks sunlight + coding for good + MIT football

  MIT Weekly November 17, 2018 Greetings! Here’s a roundup of the latest from the MIT community.