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

And Republican representatives will surely feel enormous pressure to go along with the will of their voters, and make Trump president. Each party selects their electoral college representatives - and because Donald Trump won the most votes in Missouri, Republican presidential electors will be the ones asking Missouri's votes for president. Read More

Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

County Elections Division manager Mark Wolosik said the process should take roughly two hours. Trump on Sunday called the recount, "Just a Stein scam to raise money!" "We have no choice but to seek federal intervention", Stein counsel Jonathan Abady said Monday, announcing the Pennsylvania filing . Read More

Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

Iraq's government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

The Iraqi army says it has taken control of the Qadisiya 2 neighbourhood in eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants. The United Nations said last week almost 2,000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed across Iraq in November - a figure which Baghdad says was based on unverified reports . Read More

Russian foreign minister visits Turkey to discuss regional problems

Russian foreign minister visits Turkey to discuss regional problems

In late August, the Turkish military in coordination with the FSA launched an operation in northern Syria , dubbed Euphrates Shield, to clear Turkey's southern border with Syria of both ISIS and Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) fighters, which Ankara considers terrorists linked to the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK). Read More

How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

After announcing the Carrier deal, the president-elect assailed the nearby Rexnord bearings manufacturing company, which he said is "rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers", and sending the jobs to Mexico. I don't like the fact that Trump will be our president (I think it will be disastrous), but I'm willing to give him a shot. Carrier can pay workers in Mexico about the same per day as it pays in workers per hour. Read More

Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'

Widely campaigned for Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore visited Trump Tower on Monday to meet President-elect Donald Trump and to which he described the conversation was an extremely interesting. In 2005, Gore founded The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization that works to " spread the truth and raise awareness about the climate crisis" and the "ongoing dangers posed by global warming pollution". Read More

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

The FBI is investigating a threat against the Los Angeles Metro system, which was given to them by a foreign caller, the FBI and Los Angeles officials said on Monday. "My advice is, right now, everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow", Garcetti said. Authorities said there was added vigilance as the threat came about during the busy holiday season when many people were out shopping or would be visiting theme parks and attractions in and around Los Angeles , including ... Read More

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Trump, who summed his series of tweets on the issue, with "THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS" said it can not be business as usual and warned the companies before taking "a very expensive step". Hacked Democratic National Committee emails in July, indicating that DNC leaders were favoring Hillary Clinton over Sen. US trade with Russian Federation tumbled to $23 billion in 2015, from about $34 billion the previous year. Read More

HIV self-testing now possible

Earlier, people were not aware about AIDS and were even affected by HIV infection which was been outcasted from the society. A red ribbon is displayed on the North Portico of the White House to recognize World AIDS Day , December 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Read More

Jury deadlocked in SC police shooting trial, ordered to keep deliberating

Slager is charged with murder in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after a traffic stop in North Charleston. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman was sent a note on Friday by jurors telling him they had reached an impasse after 17 hours, putting the proceedings at risk of being declared a mistrial. Read More

Chapecoense's rival teams offer loan players following fatal plane crash

Chapecoense's rival teams offer loan players following fatal plane crash

A poster celebrated, in a child's handwriting, Chapacoense's meteoric rise into top-flight Brazilian football: "They never exhausted of climbing and now they're in heaven". "I have just seen the plane and given the state it is in, it is a miracle that six people survived", said Governor Luis Perez of Antioquia department, where the plane went down. Read More

Japan's foreign minister, Putin meet ahead of Tokyo visit

The dispute over Russia-held, Japan-claimed islands off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido has prevented the two countries from ever concluding a post-World War II peace treaty. The ministers may have also touched on other global issues, such as North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs. Japanese President Shinzo Abe is due to meet Putin on December 15 in the city of Yamaguchi in western Japan with the aim of making progress on the territorial dispute. Read More

Austrian election a worrying example of how polarised world politics has become

Ironically, it's Hofer's campaign which was the first to break the taboo of making public reference to Austria's most infamous native son, Adolf Hitler. For the second time in six months Austrians will go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, and Norbert Hofer, head of the anti-immigrant Freedom Party which was founded by a former Nazi SS general, looks poised to win with polls showing him slightly ahead of the Green Party-backed candidate. Read More

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'

However, the Trump transition team clarified that though the President-elect had a conversation with the Pakistan PM on Wednesday, but it lacked the "flowery language" used in the statement issued by Pakistan PMO. The statement came after Islamabad said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a telephone conversation with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in which the latter expressed "willingness" to play a role in resolving Pakistan's "outstanding issues". Read More

Thunderstorm asthma death toll rises from six people to eight

Thunderstorm asthma death toll rises from six people to eight

Breathing problems can be triggered when rye grass pollen becomes wet, breaks into smaller pieces and enters people's lungs. An extra 60 ambulances were deployed, as well as police and firefighters. In just five days the death toll has doubled from four . Experts were trying to determine whether asthma thunderstorms could be predicted, and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and other government agencies met with pollen scientists Thursday to discuss whether future events could be ... Read More

1600 peshmerga forces killed in war on Daesh: spokesman

The news is a blow to authorities hoping that residents will stay in Mosul while US -backed troops try to crush Islamic State in northern Iraq's largest city, which the militants seized in 2014. Iraqi Special Forces meanwhile liberated the al-Akhaa al-Thaniyah neighborhood in Mosul, and raised the national Iraqi flag over several buildings there, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. Read More

Ukraine begins military exercise near Crimean Peninsula

Moscow initially responded to the test plans by putting its land-based and ship-borne air defence forces in Crimea on higher alert, and a Russian military source accused Ukraine of trying to create a "nervous situation". Russia's defence ministry had said the area "violates the territorial sea borders of the Russian Federation", in a note delivered to the defence attache at the Ukrainian embassy, according to Interfax news agency. Read More

Texas elector to resign rather than vote Trump

Texas elector to resign rather than vote Trump

The Obama administration has repeatedly denied any major voter frauds, stressing that the election results "accurately reflect the will of the American people". Attackers infiltrated and released emails from Democratic National Committee staffers and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The Republican billionaire's allegations came as steps are being taken towards recounting of votes in the swing state of Wisconsin, which Trump won. Read More

Pennsylvania recount heads to court, as Trump win narrows

There is a "realistic risk" the recount may not be done in time of the deadline and the "chaotic rushing necessary" to meet the deadline "creates an imminent unreasonable risk of error that can lead to votes being erroneously counted, disregarded, or diluted", the motion for a temporary restraining order in Wisconsin contends. Read More

Teenager brings guns to school, but his parents disarm him

Teenager brings guns to school, but his parents disarm him

Police have said a mother and father who grabbed a shotgun from their son's hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling at his school probably prevented bloodshed by acting quickly after they discovered firearms were missing from their home. Read More

Gujarat local body election results: BJP clean sweeps in by-polls

The results of the polls were declared yesterday. With the government introducing direct elections for the post of president in the 147 municipal councils, the BJP won 52 seats, Shiv Sena 23, Congress 19, NCP 16 and others 28. BJP made inroads into the Congress and NCP strongholds, winning 851 seats. The results of the panchayat elections previous year, in which the rural areas were wrested by the Congress from the BJP, had forced the ruling party to rethink its strategy. Read More

Bank Details of Netas Should be Probed by Independent Committee: Kejriwal

Bank Details of Netas Should be Probed by Independent Committee: Kejriwal

He said that if the PM really wanted to expose and punish such leaders he ought to have directed them to put their banks accounts and property details in public domain rather than their submission to BJP chief. "Why isn't Modi declaring the source of electoral funds of the BJP during 2014 elections", Jha questioned. "I was impressed with the prime minister for his move, because he knows if he asks the financial details of before November 8, then it will be a problem". Read More

Kate Bush Is A Fan Of Theresa May

Kate Bush Is A Fan Of Theresa May

While she did not address the topic of "Brexit" at all, she added that May "a very intelligent woman but I don't see much to fear". "I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country". The live album features recordings from her 2014 Hammersmith Apollo London residency of the same name, and is now 5,000 sales ahead of her nearest competition, the whippersnapper girl group, Little Mix. Read More

Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy said he "did not agree with the practice" but it was important to protect First Amendment rights . Now we find out that President-elect Donald Trump doesn't understand the fundamentals of free speech? "That's the main type of speech tyrants would seek to suppress", he said. Read More

Malaysian group to hold anti-Najib rally despite ban

Even as Mahathir bent Malaysia's democratic institutions to his will over his 22-year tenure, he is now up against the very forces he helped assemble. Ms Chin and at least five opposition figures and student leaders were also arrested after Mr Najib uploaded a speech on his website declaring the Bersih protesters "a tool of the opposition". Read More

Trump's Likely Treasury Pick Is A Former Goldman Sachs Executive

Trump's picks, although not yet confirmed by his White House transition team, would be the first major nominations to his economic policy team. Trump tweeted early Wednesday that legal documents are being crafted to "take me completely out of business operations", adding, "the presidency is a far more important task!" In a series of Tweets, Trump said he would unveil his plans at a December 15 news conference in NY with his children. Read More

UK Government Denies Handwritten Note on Brexit Is Policy

Mr Clark told the BBC he did not "recognise" the contents of the note , which he said did not "reflect any of the conversations that I've been part of in Downing Street". Instead a "Canada-lite" deal may be possible, the notes suggest. "The referendum result will be respected and we intend to invoke article 50 (the formal mechanism to leave the bloc) no later than the end of March next year". Read More

Lawyers seek war crimes case against Assad in Germany

Syrian government forces seized full control of northeast Aleppo on Monday, shaving the shrinking island of rebel-held territory by a third and sending thousands of civilians into panicked flight. "I call on those with influence on the regime - especially Russian Federation and Iran - to use this to end the devastating assault on eastern Aleppo and ensure the UN's humanitarian plan for the city can be implemented", Johnson said in a statement. Read More

France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

The latest fighting has forced thousands to flee. However, rebel fighters denied there had been new advances in the south. The government blamed rebels for the attack. "We urge all parties to the conflict to put an end to the indiscriminate bombing and shelling and to protect civilians and civilian infrastructures and to enable life-saving humanitarian assistance, as required under global humanitarian law", Ms Dujarric said. Read More

Fact Checkers Debunk Trump's Massive Illegal Voting Claim in Election He Won

On Monday, she forged forward and filed for a recount in Pennsylvania . The Elections Commission ordered county clerks to submit an estimate for the cost of a recount in their county by noon Monday. She would have to be able to initiate a state-wide recount in all three states, and then Clinton would have to overcome her vote deficits in each one to wrest the electoral votes needed from Trump. Read More