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EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions The Dieselgate scandal exposed that some VW cars spewed out up to 40 times more harmful nitrogen oxide - linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases - than legally allowed in the EU. In the United States legal action against the brand has seen 652 retailers promised a share of $1.2 billion as part of a $16.5 billion package that will see consumers have their vehicles repaired or bought-back ... [Full Article...]

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

If that were to happen and no candidate receives a majority, the election then goes to the House of Representatives, where each state's delegation votes collectively for a candidate. Before the election, some Democrats opposed to Truman's support of civil rights and racial integration split off and formed the States' Rights Democratic Party, also known as the Dixiecrats. [Full Article...]

Biden 2020? Vice President Says 'I'm Not Committing Not to Run'

Biden 2020? Vice President Says 'I'm Not Committing Not to Run' Vice President Joe Biden might not be leaving the national political scene in the near future. Talk of a potential Biden challenge to Donald Trump in four years gained steam after the vice president seemingly jokingly told reporters on Monday, "I am going to run in 2020". [Full Article...]

Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

Coffins carrying the Brazilian victims began to arrive in the city on Saturday afternoon for a short ceremony at the airport presided over by Brazilian president Michel Temer. Among the dead were players and coaches from a small-town Brazilian soccer team that was headed to the finals of one of South America's most prestigious tournaments after a fairy-tale season that had captivated their soccer-... [Full Article...]

Chapecoense given Copa Sudamericana championship

Conmebol also announced it has awarded Nacional the Centennial Conmebol Fair Play award of $US 1 million. Chapecoense has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana by South American football confederation CONMEBOL . In the early hours of November 29, the plane carrying 77 people - including members of the Chapecoense team and members of the media, as well as nine crew members - crashed after ... [Full Article...]

Bolivian aviation agent requests help in Brazil after crash

CEO Gustavo Vargas and two other employees of the Bolivia-based carrier were taken to a prosecutor's office in Santa Cruz for up to eight hours of questioning as part of an investigation into the disaster. They also are studying how the airline, which despite a dodgy history amassed an impressive list of clients from among South America's top soccer clubs, was ever allowed to operate. [Full Article...]

NYC officials: Congress shortchanging NYC on Trump security

De Blasio wanted up to $ 35 million in federal reimbursement for police overtime and other costs of safeguarding Trump from Election Day to his January 20 inauguration. 9. "I think I have established I have many, many differences with Trump". Said NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller: "Trump's security trumps politics". [Full Article...]

Renzi asked to stay on as caretaker PM

Renzi asked to stay on as caretaker PM Earlier Wednesday, the Italian Senate approved the 2017 budget, clearing the way for Renzi's resignation, which was on hold until the nation's finances for next year were sorted out. Letta and then Renzi were appointed. The opposition meanwhile insists the referendum was a vote of no confidence in the centre-left coalition. Mainstream parties want to change the electoral law because in its pre... [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks' Assange releases statement he gave prosecutors

WikiLeaks' Assange releases statement he gave prosecutors Assange's personal bank cards were blocked following the group's publication of some 75,000 Pentagon documents related to the war in Afghanistan and in the run-up to the publication of some 250,000 confidential USA diplomatic cables, he wrote. [Full Article...]

Striking Syrian troops was 'unintentional error,' United States says

Striking Syrian troops was 'unintentional error,' United States says Security Council meeting as tensions between Russian Federation and the United States spiked. The target was inaccurately determined to be ISIL forces based on intelligence provided by "actions on the ground observed by remotely piloted aircraft overhead", the statement reads. [Full Article...]

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test Nestling behind Singapore in top spot in the global rankings: Japan, Estonia, Chinese Taipei and Finland complete the top five for scientific literacy; Hong Kong (China), Canada, Finland and Ireland complete the top five for reading literacy; and Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Chinese Taipei and Japan complete the top five for mathematical literacy . [Full Article...]

Not against Hurriyat but won't support 'wrong path': Farooq Abdullah

We have struggled before and wasted our whole life on this (Kashmir movement). Abdullah, while addressing his party workers at a function to commemorate the 111th birth anniversary of his father and party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah at Hazratbal yesterday, had said his party was not against the Hurriyat and supported the Kashmiri's demand for their rights but it would not tread the "wrong pat... [Full Article...]

French PM Valls announces bid to become president

According to Reuters , the prime minister is anticipated to resign from his post on Tuesday with either Michel Sapin, the finance minister or Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, likely to replace him. "I have this strength, this willpower in me to give everything" for France, he said in a television broadcast. With a degree in history, he is also one of the rare senior French politicians wh... [Full Article...]

GoC shows letters seeking nod for army drill, but Mamata remains defiant

Addressing the media before leaving the seat of power "Nabanna" in neighbouring Howrah district, Mamata said the Army was deployed at toll plazas, keeping her Government "in the dark" about the move. The war of words followed a night of drama after Banerjee refused to step out of the state secretariat Nabanna to protest against the "sudden deployment" of the army in the area. [Full Article...]

Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump

Texas Republican elector says he won't cast ballot for Trump Suprun said the Electoral College system "is fine as it now exists". It looks as if Dallas paramedic Christopher Suprun will be. But Suprun's opposition to Trump isn't limited to the president-elect's penchant for tweeting. He said that not only does Trump lack the proper experience and demeanor we should expect of a president, but he's a "demagogue" with concerning financial conflicts. [Full Article...]

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

Authorities say they have not established if the call is credible but made a decision to go public because of the specificity and the imminence of the threat. He said undercover deputies had been deployed throughout the network, along with uniformed officers, members of the bomb squad and K9 explosive detection units. [Full Article...]

Trump's Carrier deal sets a bad precedent

The Twitter messages came days after Trump went to IN to celebrate a decision by the heating and cooling giant Carrier to keep IN that state about half of the 2,000 jobs it had planned to eliminate as it moved production to Mexico. Speaking to ABC News on Sunday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence seemed to imply Trump will continue to be involved in pushing companies to stay in the United States . [Full Article...]

Trump praised Manila's anti-drug war: Duterte

And he wishes us well. There is also no schedule yet for the presentation of credentials of US Ambassador-designate Sung Kim, who arrived in Manila last Thursday, Andanar said. "Hitler massacred 3 million Jews", Duterte said in September 2016, according to CNN , minimizing the 6 million Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. [Full Article...]

Guns N' Roses add 2017 dates for "Not In This Lifetime" tour

Louis three days earlier, and prior to that will play a 19-city spring tour that takes them to most of the great cities in Europe . Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Six studio albums later, Guns N' Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the glob... [Full Article...]

Ghana Authorities Shuts Fake US Embassy; Several Arrested, Many At Large

Ghana Authorities Shuts Fake US Embassy; Several Arrested, Many At Large The State Department announced in early November that a sting operation involving multiple countries (including Canada as well as law enforcement contacts on the ground in Ghana) was successful in raiding the main "embassy" building as well as outlying locations being used for document manufacturing or as an operations base. [Full Article...]

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