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People 33500 'yellow vest' protesters in France: Ministry
Author: 0 33500 'yellow vest' protesters in France: Ministry

The demonstrations have since snowballed, leading to calls to topple Macron, whom the protesters accuse of favouring the rich. Looting and rioting, blamed mostly on far-left and far-right agitators, has repeatedly broken out in Paris, spreading to Bordeaux, Toulouse, and other cities at the weekend.

People Hamas chief says ready to meet Palestinian president
Author: 0 Hamas chief says ready to meet Palestinian president

Then there is Hamas, which some contend has been sufficiently emboldened to up its terrorist activities in the West Bank by Israel's decision to not go to war in the Gaza Strip following months of violence along the border. Those moves would make Palestinian militants understand that "there's no point to terror and hope in it", said Hananel Dorani, chairman of settler group the Yesha council.

People Cong leader Sajjan Kumar gets life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Author: 0 Cong leader Sajjan Kumar gets life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The court has asked Kumar to surrender by 31 December and extended the terms of other two convicts - former MLA Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokhar - from three years to 10 years. The case was registered in 2005 following recommendation by the Justice GT Nanavati Commission. On Monday, there were protests as the party swore in its new Madhya Pradesh state chief minister, Kamal Nath , into office.

People Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak
Author: 0 Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

However, environmental advocates and some national negotiators were alarmed that the United Nations meeting did not reflect the need for urgent action that was signaled in October's report from an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which concluded the world must limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 C and needs to take immediate and drastic action in order to do so.

People Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration
Author: 0 Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

Zinke's departure comes just three weeks before Democrats take back majority of the House, which could lead to deeper drilling into the ethics inquiries surrounding Zinke. "However, after 30 years of public service, I can not justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations".

People Interior Secretary Zinke to step down at end of year
Author: 0 Interior Secretary Zinke to step down at end of year

And the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group, tweeted, "Don't let your $139,000 door hit you on the way out, Zinke!" "Ten months into his tenure as Interior Secretary, Mr. "That probe, which continues, is examining whether a land deal Zinke struck with the chairman of oil services giant Halliburton in his hometown of Whitefish, Mont., constituted a conflict of interest", WaPo says, adding that Zinke is the latest in a string of high-profile Trump administration ...

People Snow and ice weather warnings issued for north
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The warning is in place from noon on Saturday until 10am on Sunday. The Met Office warned of bouts of gales gusting up to 60mph first tomorrow (Tue), then on Friday and Saturday, and again during Christmas week. Between 2-5cm of snow is forecast for lower ground. The warning is in place from 6am to 6pm today and the heavy rain is expected to last until this evening.

People Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as ‘interference’
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as ‘interference’

The Saudi statement said the Senate's position will not affects the kingdom's "leading role in the region" and the stability of global energy markets, its counterterrorism co-operation and its stand with the U.S.in confronting Iran. Trump has also praised the Middle Eastern nation for the millions it spends in the United States. "Hopefully we will learn from this and see what we need to do for the future, but I can tell you from now that there is a lot of demand." said Prince Abdulaziz bin ...

People Ukraine synod creates independent church
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The vote, held at a closed-door synod in Kiev's St. Sophia Cathedral, is the latest in a series of confrontations between Ukraine and authorities in Russian Federation, including President Vladimir Putin's government. Relations between Ukraine and Russian Federation collapsed following Moscow's seizure of Crimea in 2014. The synod came shortly after a maritime crisis that saw Russian Federation seize three Ukrainian navy ships and arrest 24 sailors in the waters around Crimea.

People Newspaper: May, Blair trade Brexit snipes
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But lately, there have been problems with the approval of the "divorce agreement" in the UK Parliament. MPs TO VOTE ON OPINIONS? But Labour and other opposition parties, as well as some Tory Brexiteers say a decision is needed now, so alternative options can be considered if Mrs May's deal is rejected.

People Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling
Author: 0 Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling

Handing down his ruling in a lawsuit filed this year by Republican governors and attorneys general, Federal District Court Judge Reed O'Connor said Friday night in Ft. Pressure will now be on Republicans, who have decried the health care law, to offer alternatives that won't shut out sick people, as insurance markets routinely did before the law took effect.

People Israel, Aussie Jews respond to Morrison’s Jerusalem announcement
Author: 0 Israel, Aussie Jews respond to Morrison’s Jerusalem announcement

Bahrain's foreign minister has issued a number of statements supportive of Israel recently. "We look forward to moving our embassy to West Jerusalem when practical in support of and after final status determination", Morrison said during a speech in Sydney as broadcast by the SBS broadcaster.

People North Korea condemns USA sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk
Author: 0 North Korea condemns USA sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

But Trump also expressed optimism, saying North Korea's economy has "wonderful potential" and that its leader Kim Jong Un "sees it better than anyone and will fully take advantage of it for his people". Using sanctions and pressure "to drive us into giving up nuclear weapons" would be the "greatest miscalculation", it added, and would "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".

People 42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Author: 0 42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion

A police official for the Hokkaido region told AFP "there are 42 injuries" but no one was killed. The cause of the explosion, which occurred at a two-storey restaurant in Sapporo's Toyohira district, is under investigation, police said, adding that they had no further details.

People May launches stinging attack on Blair over referendum call
Author: 0 May launches stinging attack on Blair over referendum call

Representing the whole EU meanwhile, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said: "I have no mandate to organise any further negotiations - we have to exclude any kind of reopening our negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement but of course we will stay here in Brussels and I am always at Prime Minister Theresa May's disposal".

People Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect
Author: 0 Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect

National MP Nick Smith asked the Ministry's executive leadership team if it believed there was a case for law reform around suppression orders in an internet age. In New Zealand's court system, the accused and victims can ask to have their name suppressed, which means it becomes illegal to publish it in newspapers, online or anywhere else.

People Cohen: Both Trump and I knew what we were doing was wrong
Author: 0 Cohen: Both Trump and I knew what we were doing was wrong

Cohen said he is willing to continue cooperating with the special counsel and other investigations, but he did not answer specific questions about them "out of respect for the process". When asked if he himself is afraid, Cohen admitted, "It's never a good thing to be on the wrong side of the president of the United States of America".

People Russian Deployment to Venezuela Served the objective
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Igor Konashenkov has stated. The Organization of American States said Wednesday the act violates Venezuela's constitution because it was never authorized by the Caracas legislators. might direct against Venezuela. The government of Venezuela has felt itself to be under siege from the United States ever since the 2002 coup attempt against President Chávez - a coup attempt that the Bush administration supported indirectly via financing and possibly even directly through the provision of ...

People Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to 'forge a consensus'
Author: 0 Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to 'forge a consensus'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk , center, participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Dec. "I did not refer to her but to the overall state of the debate in Britain". In response, the PM said: "I had a robust discussion with Jean-Claude - I think that's the sort of discussion you're able to have when you have developed a working relationship and you work well together".

People Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine
Author: 0 Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine

He also announced the council had chosen the head of the new church: 39-year-old Metropolitan Yepifaniy, whose secular name is Sergiy Dumenko. If the attempt to create a unified Ukrainian Church is successful, it would be among the largest in the Orthodox world in terms of numbers of believers.

People First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital
Author: 0 First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

The first lady said she was honored to welcome them home and thanked them for "answering the call of duty". The First Lady revealed she's infuriated with the media attacks on her him. "Most are pointing out that Melania TRUMP is remaking herself into Ivanka but with the disgusting blonde tint & weird orange glow to her face, it's Donald", another person quipped.

People U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns
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But now his tone has softened. "The fact is they've always supported fences, and walls, and partitions", Trump said . Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi , made a counter offer during a contentious meeting at the White House of no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill.

People Saudi Crown Prince
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince "Responsible" For Khashoggi's Murder, Says US Senate

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Dec. "It was started by the Houthi rebels and denial of access for food overthrowing the legitimate government". Erdogan also slammed Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October ...

People Fire at Chester Zoo leads to evacuation of visitors
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A zoo spokesperson said it was dealing with an "ongoing incident". An update on Twitter from Chester Zoo staff said: "We can confirm that the fire brigade is now fighting a fire in our Monsoon Forest habitat". Orangutans, gibbons, crocodiles, turtles and exotic birds are among the species housed in the Monsoon Forest, which recreates a tropical south east Asian environment.

People Trump names new acting chief of staff
Author: 0 Trump names new acting chief of staff

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney were said to be on it. Trump announced last week that Kelly, who served as chief of staff for more than a year, would soon be departing. But that didn't pan out. In response to the December 13 decision, Meadows said that he "fully supports" Trump's reasons for the announcement. Christie cited family reasons in a statement saying he was asking Trump to remove him from consideration.

People India's top court dismisses demands for France jet deal probe
Author: 0 India's top court dismisses demands for France jet deal probe

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre followed all procurement process and the pricing matter of the fighter jet has to be confidential. "Perception of individuals can not be the basis of fishing and roving enquiry by this court, especially in such matters", the 32-page verdict said. It is only to the extent that the Supreme Court has ruled that it finds "no reason for any intervention by this court on the sensitive issue of purchase of 36 defence ...

People Ryan Zinke, Trump’s embattled Interior secretary, to step down
Author: 0 Ryan Zinke, Trump’s embattled Interior secretary, to step down

He has also mulled staying in politics, with an eye on the 2020 Montana governor race. "The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week", he added. His departure is just the latest shakeup in Trump's cabinet, following the removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

People USA college student stabbed to death in Netherlands
Author: 0 USA college student stabbed to death in Netherlands

Sarah Papenheim, a 21-year-old from Minnesota who was studying at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, was found in a "bath of blood", Donee Odegard, the victim's mother, told Minneapolis-based KMSP-TV. He remains in custody, KRCR reports. A possible motive has so far not been found. Rotterdam police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

People Man Who Dug Up Skeleton In Childhood Finds Out It's His Father
Author: 0 Man Who Dug Up Skeleton In Childhood Finds Out It's His Father

Police said they don't think Carroll was ever reported missing. Michael Carroll, 57, previously told Fox News his sons found the remains, now identified as his own father, on October 30 after digging a 6-foot hole and breaking through a cinder block wall that had been part of an old water well.

People European Council's President Donald Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 European Council's President Donald Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations

Calling for more clarity from London, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said it would next week provide details of the Commission's " no deal " contingency plans. "If the backstop were nevertheless to be triggered, it would apply temporarily, unless and until it is superseded by a subsequent agreement that ensures that a hard border is avoided", the statement added, before concluding: "The backstop would only be in place for as long as strictly necessary".

People Australia PM risks UPROAR by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Author: 0 Australia PM risks UPROAR by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

At the time, he denied it was aimed at winning over Jewish voters in the seat which the Government ultimately lost to independent Kerryn Phelps. Mr Morrison will hit back at the UN's refusal to acknowledge Israel's claims of self-defence as the militant Palestinian group Hamas continues to hurl attacks at the country.

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