Right-wing candidate defeated in Austrian presidential election

08 Dec, 2016

Preliminary results, released shortly after the polls closed on Sunday, showed Mr Van der Bellen , former head of the Greens, with 53.5% of the vote and Mr Hofer having 46.4%. Populist parties have campaigned for a vote to ditch the euro currency, while Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if he loses. The election was considered a dead heat when Austrians hit the polls Sunday.

New Zealand Prime Minister quits post

08 Dec, 2016

Making the announcement Monday in a trembling voice, using words he had penned himself, John Key explained his decision at least in part by the toll his job had taken on his own family. We wish All the Best to John Key . Known by the local media as "Teflon John" because very little controversy has stuck to him during his time in office, Key is credited with steering New Zealand through the 2008 global economic crisis and out of recession.

UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

08 Dec, 2016

In March this year Abrini was captured on CCTV alongside Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui, who detonated bombs hidden in suitcases killing 12 people at Brussels airport. During his visit to Britain, travelling from Syria via Turkey, Abrini said he collected the money and visited casinos in Birmingham and in Manchester, northwest England.

Syrian army seizes five rebel districts in Aleppo: monitor

07 Dec, 2016

That would mean abandoning the moderate rebels battling the regime of Bashar al Assad as well as the civilian population in areas targeted by Russian and Syrian attacks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a London-based monitoring group, said government forces were now in control of 70 percent of former rebel territory in east Aleppo.

Trump Warns Companies on Jobs

06 Dec, 2016

Even with the deal, however, Carrier will still close its Huntington, Indiana, plant and move about 700 jobs to Mexico. Afterward, Trump announced on Twitter that he would "be going to IN on Thursday to make a major announcement concerning Carrier A.C.

American woman raped by guide, friends in India

05 Dec, 2016

The other suspects include the hotel attendant, a cousin and friend of the tourist guide, and one other who worked in the tourist bus that the American woman and her friends had hired. But after reaching home, she told her parents about the incident and they asked her to file a complaint. "The woman alleged that he came along with a friend and they offered her a cold drink, which was laced with sedatives".

Hope dims for electoral reform by 2019

05 Dec, 2016

Trudeau's comments come after Liberal MPs on the all-party electoral reform committee recommended abandoning the prime minister's election promise. In their "supplementary" report, the committee's Liberal members urged the government to undertake "a period of comprehensive and effective citizen engagement" before proposing any specific voting system, all of which they said "cannot be effectively completed before 2019".

Books suspended by Va. school for racial slurs

05 Dec, 2016

But at some point, I feel that children will not - or do not - truly get the classic part, the literature part, which I'm not disputing", the mother said. "But at some point, I feel that children will not - or do not - truly get the classic part - the literature part, which I'm not disputing", she said at a November 15 school board meeting .

Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersburg before Tokyo visit

04 Dec, 2016

Lavrov said he told Kishida that deployment of USA anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific region is a threat. However, Russia and Japan do have some common positions on the issue, he added. Russian Federation has pledged adherence to a 1956 declaration in which the Soviet Union said it was ready to hand two of the four Southern Kuril islands to Japan, but Lavrov underlined that it stipulates that the signing of a peace treaty should come first.

Trump Supporters Legal Actions Could Block Election Recounts

04 Dec, 2016

Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision that ended the 2000 election and Florida recount . Lawsuits have been filed to stop it. Trump supporters also filed objections Friday to recounts in MI and Wisconsin . A spokesman for the local Republican Party that backed President-Elect Donald Trump says he is unaware of any Trump supporters asking for a recount .

Iraqi troops take 2 neighborhoods in Mosul

04 Dec, 2016

The massive operation to retake Mosul was officially launched on october 17, but after initially swift battlefield successes, the progress of Iraqi forces later slowed down in the face of fierce ISIS counterattacks and concerns over the safety of civilians still inside the city.

Russia's Putin Wants to Be Friends with Trump

03 Dec, 2016

The Russian leader said unity had helped stave off "coups and in the end, anarchy"- a veiled reference to the "color" revolutions of other post-Soviet states such as Ukraine, where Russia is fighting a proxy war in the east after annexing the Crimea peninsula.

At WMU, players and fans alike have been willing to 'row'

03 Dec, 2016

Western Michigan is 12-0 and the country's only unbeaten team beside the mighty Crimson Tide from Alabama. Even more central to the obstacle the Broncos faced on Friday was the simple fact that they were one win away from getting the clubhouse lead over the AAC champion (which will get its say on Saturday) in the Group of Five race for the Cotton Bowl.

Colombia Congress approves deal with FARC

02 Dec, 2016

The Colombian government has been in conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ), a communist guerrilla group , since the mid-1960s. Opponents of the peace agreement also gathered outside Congress in Bogota . Although we await a decision by the Constitutional Court on the mechanism for processing reforms in Parliament, the process with the FARC-EP does not stop.

Baltimore police search for clues after 6 shot, 2 fatally

02 Dec, 2016

Police said that six people have been shot, two fatally, in front of a northwest Baltimore store. Officers were called to the area of Duvall Avenue and Garrison Boulevard at 6 p.m., police spokesman T.J. DRAMATIC footage shows the moment cops gunned down a "mentally ill" man after he was seen brandishing two knives in the street. "If mental health is the best route to go, we're going to err on the side of mental health rather than criminality".

Two die as thunderstorm triggers asthma

01 Dec, 2016

Noble Park father-of-two, Clarence Leo, and 35-year-old man, Apollo Papadopoulos , died after suffering asthma attacks, also believed to be due to the weather event. Sheikh pointed out, however, that "English-speaking countries are also countries with the highest prevalence of asthma ". Ms Hennessy said there would be a wide-ranging review of the storm and its health impacts, with the government hoping to better predict future events.

4 terrorists killed in encounter between security forces in J&K

01 Dec, 2016

Other media reports said that a BSF jawan was injured in the gunbattle with the group of militants. While Army maintains vigil on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF is deployed along the worldwide border (IB) with Pakistan in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and J&K.

Nuttal takes over from Farage as UKIP leader

01 Dec, 2016

Their Ukip problem just got worse. "That's my aim and I believe we can do that". The third-placed Ukip candidate secured 4,689 votes. "The need for UKIP to be strong in the future is absolutely vital". But he changed his mind after seeing Diane James quit as leader and possible successor Steven Woolfe involved in an altercation with a fellow MEP.

Three people dead, 14000 evacuated in deadly Tennessee wildfires

30 Nov, 2016

The storms appeared to be taking aim at the two largest wildfires in the South - the almost 28,000-acre Rough Ridge Fire in north Georgia and the almost 25,000-acre Rock Mountain Fire burning on both sides of the Georgia-North Carolina line.

Dolly Parton heartbroken by wildfires torching her hometown

30 Nov, 2016

In a statement posted on Dollywood's website tonight, the singer and producer of tomorrow's Christmas of Many Colors NBC movie pledged her resort's support for firefighters and first responders. Visitors to Dollywood's resort hotel and cabins were evacuated, and Parton has been keeping a close eye on the situation. Hundreds of firefighters, meanwhile, have descended in the town of Gatlinburg, a popular tourist resort and a gateway to the Smoky Mountains, to coordinate efforts to extinguish ...

AIMIM registers impressive performance in Maharashtra Municipal election

30 Nov, 2016

I thank the people. As results started pouring in BJP's favour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the victory as a "win for pro-poor and development politics of BJP". Talking about the party's performance, Fadnavis said, "We won due to the blessings of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the people of Maharashtra". The next rounds of voting are scheduled for December 14, December 18, and January 8.

Katie Taylor's Pro Debut: "It Couldn't Have Gone Any Better"

29 Nov, 2016

With her wealth of amateur experience, competing at the highest levels, Taylor may not wait too long before targeting a world title, but there's still plenty to prove in the paid ranks. Speaking after the fight, she said that she was aiming for the very top of the sport. I have a lot more power, I have these smaller gloves on as well, but this is only a start.

Man tries to jump in Lok Sabha

28 Nov, 2016

As the Opposition continued to disrupt the Lok Sabha demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modis presence in the House before a debate on demoetisation begins, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the PM will intervene in the debate when it will be necessary.

Arsène Wenger: Granit Xhaka needs time to adapt to Premier League

27 Nov, 2016

He needs to adapt to the way we play and the tactical pace of the English game. He did not play when he arrived here, and he was as well 23 years old. Ozil and Sanchez both featured from the start as Arsenal drew with PSG on Wednesday night in north London. "That's an important stage because it gets the ball out from the defenders".

Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead

27 Nov, 2016

Former New York Knicks center, Marcus Camby (pictured), was celebrating Thanksgiving with his family when his nephew went missing. "We've been amazed by how many off-duty officers came out, they just want to help out", Pearland Police Lt.

Trump's Israel advisor: President-elect does not view settlements as obstacle to peace

25 Nov, 2016

According to Aljazeera, the Israeli politician, heads right-wing religious party Israeli Home, called upon Israelis to abandon any idea of allowing Palestinians to have their own state. Days after winning the U.S. presidential election, the Republican victor said that "as a deal maker, I'd like to do... the deal that can't be made".

China strives to balance trade with Latin America

25 Nov, 2016

For his part, President Xi highlighted the "fruitful meeting" with his Chilean counterpart, in which they exchanged in-depth views on relations between the two countries and reached consensus in order to boost development. China's proposed alternative drivers of economic ties, including transportation and energy infrastructure investment and financing as well as the " export of industrial capacity " from China to Latin America, are part of a Chinese agenda created to promote Chinese interests.

Explosion in southern Turkish city kills 2, wounds 16

24 Nov, 2016

Provincial governor Mahmut Demirtas said the blast was carried out by a female attacker. Several ambulances and police teams were seen rushing towards the area. "We will continue our struggle against terrorism until the end in the name of humanity". The State Department has warned U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.

Chinese travel site Ctrip.com to buy Britain's Skyscanner

24 Nov, 2016

On a per-share basis, the Shanghai-based company said it had profit of 1 cent. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, came to 17 cents per share. The number of times the company has met analysts' estimates is 2. This showed the surprise of 15% in the last quarter earnings. Ctrip.com International Ltd.

Iran Threatens Retaliation if US Renews Sanctions

24 Nov, 2016

Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, said the renewal is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers that capped Iran's nuclear activities in return for lifting sanctions. The U.S. first passed its Iran sanctions law in 1996. Khamenei said it is too early to judge the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump .

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