Trump 'furious' over top aide's comments on Romney

But after his election victory rumours have swirled around Washington that the Republican firebrand may choose Mr Romney as his Secretary of State - one of the most senior positions the White House has to offer. During a phone interview on Fox News Sunday , Gingrich noted that whatever Romney says makes him sound "phony" and " frankly, pathetic ". Conway, Trump's former campaign manager, told MSNBC the report is "false" and " sexist " and went on to say she could have any job she wants ... Read More

Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

Police identified the assailant who rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians at Ohio State University yesterday and attacked them with a butcher knife, as student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. Cassidie Baker, an Ohio State senior, said she saw police or paramedics helping one person on the ground outside Watts Hall, a materials science and engineering building. Read More

Global test shows slight progress in math, science

Global test shows slight progress in math, science

US 8th-graders posted their highest math scores ever in 2015, growing from an average score of 518 in 1995 to 539 on a scale of 1 to 1,000. In fourth-grade math, 10 education systems scored higher, on average, than the United States, while eight systems had higher average scores in eighth-grade math. Read More

Fillon declares victory in presidential primary

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, was knocked out of the primary race last weekend, dashing his hopes for a comeback bid. Fillon campaigned on promises of drastic free-market reforms, a hard line on immigration and Islam, support for traditional family values and friendlier ties with Russia's Vladimir Putin . Read More

New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

Police do not know whether the victims - two women and eight men - were targeted or what precipitated the shooting, Harrison said . The New Orleans Advocate notes the festive thanksgiving weekend that is marked by Saturday's Southern vs. Read More

Chinese power plant bosses arrested over deadly platform collapse

Chinese power plant bosses arrested over deadly platform collapse

The company in charge of the power plant, Jiangxi Ganneng Co, said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday it was cooperating with authorities. Among the detained are chairman of Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering Co Ltd, and chief engineer of the construction project. Read More

Saudi Arabia plans to skip OPEC's crucial meeting next week

Saudi Arabia plans to skip OPEC's crucial meeting next week

Saudi Arabia pulled out of planned talks with non-OPEC nations including Russian Federation as disagreements about how to share the burden of supply cuts stood in the way of a deal to boost prices just days before a make-or-break meeting in Vienna. Read More

Israel proposes 500 new settlement homes near Jerusalem

Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds. The global community considers all settlements illegal and sees them as one of the biggest obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In a letter sent this week to religious groups that had raised concerns about the case and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the top USA ... Read More

North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

A young woman who had been arrested during protests against a natural gas pipeline in southwest Boston may lose an arm from wounds sustained during civil disobedience in North Dakota. Wilansky noted his daughter, who might need as many as 20 surgeries to fix her forearm, still remained focused on the pipeline fight. Most of the muscle tissue between Sophia's left elbow and wrist as well as two major arteries were completely destroyed, Wayne said, and doctors pulled shrapnel out of the ... Read More

Nigel Farage, Donald Trump meeting

Nigel Farage, Donald Trump meeting "very productive"

Downing Street has dismissed the suggestion the United Kingdom government would use Farage as a intermediary to deal with Trump - describing the Ukip leader as an " irrelevance ". During the election campaign Mr Farage shared a stage with the President-elect and addressed his supporters. "I will be encouraging him to make the United Kingdom his number one global priority because after all, we are cousins really aren't we?" he said. Read More

Ten people shot, one killed in New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said that the authorities will pursue these individuals involved in the shooting " very, very aggressively ". Harrison said the shooting victims whose ages ranged from 20 to 37 included two females and eight males. Read More

Hundreds flee for government-held districts in Aleppo

The move to western Aleppo came after troops retook Hanano district, the largest controlled by the rebels. The latest regime push comes after days of intense bombardment on the opposition-held east, which was pounded by air strikes, shells and barrel bombs. Read More

Rajya Sabha adjourned again over demonetisation

The deal breaker to the stalemate came when Azad said: "If the Prime Minister has come here for Question Hour and will go back then the opposition has decided there will be no Question Hour and the House will not function". Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said that Prime Minister Modi must come to Parliament and address the members over the government's decision to demonetize high value currency notes. Read More

Celebration, sorrow mingle after death of Fidel Castro

Celebration, sorrow mingle after death of Fidel Castro

February 19, 2008 - Castro resigns as president. Had been off public stage for a year-and-a-half after provisionally ceding power to his brother Raul after emergency intestinal surgery. Feb, 7, 1962: Washington bans all Cuban imports. The biggest crisis of the Cold War between Washington and Moscow exploded on October 22, 1962, when President John F. Read More

SC electors besieged by requests not to cast votes for Trump

SC electors besieged by requests not to cast votes for Trump

Beyond the Cabinet picks there were the media stories about alt-right white nationalists rallying near the White House and giving Nazi salutes for the cameras. In fact, this is only the fourth time in US presidential history that a candidate has won despite losing the popular vote. "I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways". Read More

5 unknown facts about new Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa

5 unknown facts about new Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa

He has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and has commanded Infantry Division in Northern Areas (Commander FCNA). Bajwa also has the honour of leading Pakistan Army's biggest formation, 10 Corps. Both the officers will be promoted to the rank of general and will assume office on Tuesday, the day Raheel Sharif retires. The ties between India and Pakistan have deteriorated after the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. Read More

Isis massacres 100 Shiite pilgrims, mostly Iranians, returning from Kerbala

Until the bombing on Thursday, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement, the event had been carried out safely. That attack alarmed U.S. "It was a suicide attack", he told AFP. Most victims were Iranians returning from Karbala. Thursday's attack came as the Iraqi forces and allied paramilitary units, known as Hashd Shaabi, are surrounding the city of Mosul to drive out the IS militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq. Read More

USGS: 7.2 earthquake strikes off El Salvador

USGS: 7.2 earthquake strikes off El Salvador

She said that waves 6 feet high might hit the coast. A magnitude 7.0 natural disaster shook El Salvador on Thursday and the strong quake was also felt across Central America in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Hurricane Otto, catagory 2, hit landfall near the southeastern coast of Nicaragua. There have been no immediate reports of damage. Thousands of local residents had already been evacuated away from vulnerable coastal areas and into shelters as a result of the hurricane. Read More

Myanmar Rohingya crisis deepens as Bangladesh blocks fleeing refugees

On Tuesday, Bangladesh said it had sent 20 boatloads of Rohingya back to Myanmar. Earlier this week, New York-based Human Rights Watch reported that an analysis of satellite imagery showed that 820 additional structures had been destroyed in five Rohingya villages between November 10 and 18, bringing the total number of burned buildings that HRW claims to have documented in Rakhine to 1,250. Read More

Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over Rohingya influx

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, who briefed the members of the diplomatic community stationed in Dhaka, also expressed Bangladesh's deep interest in helping the Myanmar government in all possible ways. Myanmar's presidential spokesman Zaw Htay accused Human Rights Watch of exaggeration after the release of an initial set of satellite imagery that showed 430 destroyed buildings in three villages. Read More

Murray retains Tennis No 1 title

It took Murray three hours and 38 minutes to battle past 5-7 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (11/9) in one of the most extraordinary contests of the year. ANDY Murray said last night that he plans to stay at the top of the world rankings as long as possible after confirming his status as the Christmas No 1 of world tennis with his maiden ATP World Tour Finals title. Read More

Obama, nudging Trump, says he must 'stand up' to Russia

Obama, nudging Trump, says he must 'stand up' to Russia

A senior USA official said the administration had taken the notable step of complaining to Russian Federation through a secure, round-the-clock “hotline” originally setup to avert a nuclear war. The telegram was one of the first to arrive from a world leader. Obama told Berliners then that progress requires sacrifice and shared burdens among allies. Read More

9 killed as Indian cross-border fire hits Pakistani bus

9 killed as Indian cross-border fire hits Pakistani bus

In the cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were on Wednesday killed, with body of one of them being mutilated. " Indian troops targeted a civil Bus near LoC (the Line of Control) in Neelam (sic) valley", the military said in an emailed statement. Read More

Iran Warns of Reaction to Renewal of Decades-Old Sanction

The deal relaxed many economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for verifiable reductions in its nuclear programs. Who Trump finally selects for his full foreign policy team will provide perhaps the best clues for how he will approach the JCPOA. Read More

President Obama through the years in Europe

US President Barack Obama tours Acropolis with Dr. Eleni Banou, left, Director, Ephorate of Antiquities for Athens, Ministry of Culture, Wednesday, Nov. The 20th century was a bloodbath", Obama told the audience in Athens. "Progress follows a winding path - sometimes forward, sometimes back - but as long as we retain our faith in democracy, as long as we retain our faith in the people, as long as we don't waiver from the central principles that ensure a lively, open debate, then our future ... Read More

Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Sessions has consistently undermined America's constitutional commitment to equality and is absolutely unqualified to head the U.S. Department of Justice and enforce the laws of our nation. Congress created it in 1870 largely for the objective of enforcing Reconstruction-era laws designed to protect newly freed slaves in the South from the Ku Klux Klan and others who would deny them the franchise and civil rights. Read More

Trump changes his tune on climate change, jailing Clinton

Mr. Trump should keep in mind that a few days before this meeting the Times praised former Obama adviser and current CNN contributor Van Jones as a "star" of the 2016 campaign. Trump condemned an alt-right conference in Washington over the weekend where some members performed a Hitler salute and yelled: "Hail Trump!" after a speech about white nationalism. Read More

Leonid Bershidsky: Vladimir Putin is winning the French election

Fillon would win the conservative nomination for 2017 presidential election with 65 percent of votes versus 35 percent for his rival Alain Juppe, a moderate politician who has always been the poll's favorite, according to the survey. Anyone can take part in the primaries, whether they are members of the Les Republicains conservative party or not. The Republicans new frontrunner is Mr Fillon, who emerged France-wide as the party's highest scoring candidate in the first round. Read More

Missouri reportedly fired DL coach Jackie Shipp for argument with player

Missouri reportedly fired DL coach Jackie Shipp for argument with player

The Little Rock native set a school freshman record for rushing yards in a season with 1,062. The alleged incident would have occurred only hours after Missouri's road game against Tennessee, a 63-37 loss. Missouri Tigers running back Damarea Crockett has been suspended by the Mizzou football program for their upcoming game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Read More

Donald Trump threatens to immediately deport 3000000 immigrants

Donald Trump threatens to immediately deport 3000000 immigrants

The Texas Tribune spoke to several undocumented immigrants last week about a Trump presidency. USA president-elect Donald Trump has announced that after becoming president, he would only take $1 a year as his salary and not the $400,000 that they usually get. Read More