Boris Johnson holds 'frank' talks with Donald Trump's team

However, speaking on Sky News's Sophy Ridge on Sunday, May criticised the president-elect over his lewd comments about women, which she said were " unacceptable ". The Government has been seeking to forge links with the incoming Trump administration, and Mr Johnson's visit follows meetings between the president-elect's team and Mrs May's closest advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. Read More

Iran's former president Rafsanjani dies aged 82

Rafsanjani was born in 1934 into a wealthy family in the village of Bahraman in southern Iran. A seasoned politician, he headed the Expediency Council, a body which is meant to resolve disputes between the parliament and a hardline watchdog body, the Guardian Council. Read More

Paul Ryan Promises A Replacement For Obamacare Is Coming This Year

Paul Ryan Promises A Replacement For Obamacare Is Coming This Year

The defunding language would appear in the same budget reconciliation bill that Republicans will use to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Planned Parenthood on Thursday launched a national effort aimed at pressuring the incoming Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhat should a revised ObamaCare include? "His pro-life, pro-woman resolve is shared by Majority Leader [Mitch] McConnell and President-elect [Donald] Trump, and we are confident Congress will get this important legislation to the president's ... Read More

South Korea's president didn't show up for her impeachment trial - again

At 2 pm on January 3, the Constitutional Court heard the first arguments in the trial reviewing the reasons the National Assembly passed the motion for Park's impeachment . "(Choi) is here in spite of her situation and amid a hard time when she is not aware what may happen to her daughter who has been locked up in Denmark", her lawyer told the court. Read More

Kate Middleton Honoured For Family Portraits By Royal Photographic Society

Kate Middleton Honoured For Family Portraits By Royal Photographic Society

Her pictures were among the first that showcased some of her favorite children's brands for the royal tots, including Prince George's Amaia Kids knee socks and Start-Rite shoes; and Princess Charlotte in Early Days Mary Jane shoes. A graduate in art history, Kate has always had an artistic eye. Kate also took the official photos that were released of the little princess for her first birthday . Read More

Brexit blow as top European Union ambassador Ivan Rogers quits

Brexit blow as top European Union ambassador Ivan Rogers quits

Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform think-tank, tweeted that the United Kingdom had lost one of its most experienced EU negotiators at a crucial moment. The cross bench peer and former head of the Treasury, Lord Macpherson, took to Twitter to lament Sir Ivan's resignation as a "huge loss". "The political establishment in this country and the diplomatic service just doesn't accept the vote", he said. Read More

Megyn Kelly to leave Fox News for NBC News

Megyn Kelly to leave Fox News for NBC News

And while Kelly, 46, might be called Fox News' rising star, its most popular anchor remains Bill O'Reilly, 67. Kelly will host a Sunday night news show and her own daytime news program, sources from the network told the Times . Such a show was particularly appealing to Kelly because it would "give her a schedule that would allow her to see her children off to school and to have dinner with them and her husband". Read More

Mass molestation of women on New Year's eve in Bengaluru

Mass molestation of women on New Year's eve in Bengaluru

Molestation and rape cases have become commonplace across India especially during New Year's eve celebrations. Many revellers were seen attempting to seek help of the police to move away from the crowd but the sheer numbers were too much to handle. Read More

Is Malik Hooker declaring for NFL Draft the right move?

Is Malik Hooker declaring for NFL Draft the right move?

While this could be considered a big blow for the Urban Meyer-led Buckeyes, expect Ohio State to reload and charge hard for the College Football Payoff easily next season. He played mostly on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2015, when he was backup to Vonn Bell , who's now with the Saints, and Tyvis Powell , who's now with the Seahawks. Read More

UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for peace on New Years Day

UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for peace on New Years Day

The unanimous election of Mr Guterres - who fought for migrants' rights as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a decade - has energised UN diplomats who see him as a skilled politician who may be able to overcome the divisions crippling the worldwide organisation. Read More

'Extremely violent, organized:' 1000 migrants storm Spanish enclave bordering Morocco

'Extremely violent, organized:' 1000 migrants storm Spanish enclave bordering Morocco

The man and woman, thought to be Guineans, received first aid as they had had little air to breathe. Last year, Global News reported the cases of an 8-year-old Ivorian boy found hiding inside a suitcase, and a Guinean man discovered crammed inside the hood of a vehicle. Read More

New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

Last week, police disrupted an alleged terrorist bomb plot targeting landmarks in Melbourne's CBD on Christmas Day, while a man was arrested at Sydney Airport on Thursday after allegedly making threats online in relation to New Year's Eve celebrations. Read More

Greek Ambassador to Brazil Reported Missing

Greek Ambassador to Brazil Reported Missing

Investigations are continuing into the disappearance of Greece's ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis since Monday, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Yannis Amanatidis said here on Friday. They often extort residents in exchange for keeping drug gangs from taking over the areas. His wife reported him missing on Wednesday. Amiridis had just taken the post of ambassador this year. Read More

Liverpool predicted XI for Manchester City test: Will Matip and Coutinho return?

Liverpool predicted XI for Manchester City test: Will Matip and Coutinho return?

Sane, who picked up a knock and missed his side's last match against Hull City, is yet to recover, while Kompany remains sidelined with a knee problem which he picked up in the match against Crystal Palace last month. I think Liverpool will win quite comfortably. Liverpool moved back into second after eventually coming good and beating Stoke at Anfield. "They are successful, but this league is hard, a lot of challenges every week". Read More

Berlin Truck Attack: What we know, open questions

Berlin Truck Attack: What we know, open questions

Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian man, fled the scene of the attack on 19 November and was shot dead by Italian police days later in Milan. Investigators were still checking whether it was sacked from the same handgun. After migrating illegally from Tunisia in 2011, Amri was imprisoned for burning down a migrant detention center in Italy. From Nijmegen, it is thought he took a six-hour bus trip to Lyon-Part-Dieu station in France - from where he apparently got a train to Milan via Chambery ... Read More

Its Confirmed! Sasikala Natarajan Will Lead AIADMK

Its Confirmed! Sasikala Natarajan Will Lead AIADMK

On Thursday, the AIADMK's General council meeting finally chose to confer the party's leadership on Sasikala by making her the successor to Jayalalithaa. The domestic servants, who reportedly worked at Pushpa's house in Tamil Nadu, had filed a police complaint alleging that they were tortured. Jayalalithaa's confidant VK Sasikala has been unanimously elected as her successor and will take over as General Secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Read More

Akhilesh Yadav announces his own list of 235 Samajwadi Party candidates

Akhilesh Yadav announces his own list of 235 Samajwadi Party candidates

The warmth in the relations among the members of the first family evaporated in the winter chill as Samajwadi Party is on the verge of split after Akhilesh Yadav released a separate list of candidates tonight. It shrinks the space for SP to dispense with enough seats to potential allies. The Chief Minister was not in capital Lucknow when Mulayam Singh announced candidates yesterday and he met his father today after assuring his supporters that he would appeal to him to reconsider their ... Read More

Trump lashes out at media on misreporting of his foundation work

Trump lashes out at media on misreporting of his foundation work

The statement came after Trump announced he wanted to dissolve the charitable organization in what his presidential transition team says is an effort to erase any potential conflicts of interest before he takes office January 20. On Saturday, Donald Trump announced that he will dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation in order to provide transparency when he enters the White House. Read More

Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM

Shhaideh is from Romania's small and long-established Turkish minority, but her Muslim faith is not thought to have been a problem for Iohannis. Dragnea has repeatedly said that PSD, the party which won the most votes in the December election but fell short of absolute majority, will only make one proposition for prime minister. Read More

United States tourist slams Delhi police over rape inquiry

She returned to India in December to pursue the case because she was dissatisfied with the progress of the police investigation. The four were arrested on Monday. The victim had also stated that one of the accused had inserted foreign objects while assaulting her. In her statement, the woman said she had come to India on a group tour of 25-30 people organised by a Pennsylvania-based firm. Read More

Post-Holiday Shoppers Run For Exits In Cross Country Mall Fight Chaos

Post-Holiday Shoppers Run For Exits In Cross Country Mall Fight Chaos

In 2014, a fight among teenage girls in the same mall in Beachwood, Ohio , resulted in one arrest, cleveland.com reported . More than 50 officers from several agencies responded to the incident, during which five arrests were made. Two people were hurt, one seriously, when the fighting continued off the mall property. Police said a report of gunshots being fired was quickly determined to be unfounded. Read More

Syria: Russia-Turkey prepare rebel-regime meeting in Astana

Syria: Russia-Turkey prepare rebel-regime meeting in Astana

Many of the Kurdish groups have been labeled by Turkey as terrorist organizations, including the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD). It said that such weapons deliveries would pose a "direct threat" to Russian warplanes, military personnel, and diplomatic staff in Syria. The ministry said Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu continued to exchange views on the situation in the war-torn country. Read More

Tsunami alert declared after Chile struck by powerful quake

No victims were reported . "Based on all available data the tsunami threat from this natural disaster has now passed", the Center reported about an hour after the quake. Chile is in a quake-prone region, lying on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire of frequent seismic activity. Since 1973, Chile has had more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 7.0 and above. Read More

Pakistan ready for Australia challenge as MCG beckons

Pakistan ready for Australia challenge as MCG beckons

Australia squad for 1st Test: Steven Smith (c), David Warner , Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Lyon, Matt Renshaw, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade. "We can set ourselves straighter fields and hopefully our legspinner comes more and more into the game". Extra police would be on patrol on Christmas Day and at the annual Boxing Day cricket test, which attracts tens of thousands of fans every year, in Melbourne the following day, ... Read More

Chinese 'Routine Exercises' Renews Tensions with Taiwan, Japan

Senior Taiwan opposition Kuomintang lawmaker Johnny Chiang said the Liaoning exercise was China's signal to the USA that it has broken through the "first island chain", an area that includes Japan's Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. USA naval patrols in the South China Sea has been a source of contention between US and China. Beijing has said the carrier would be used mostly for training and research. Read More

Modi's plot to fleece the poor: Rahul

As he addressed a public meeting in Lok Sabha constituency, Modi delivered a stinging reply to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his "earthquake" remark. "Black money is with those 50 families that you support", Gandhi said, adressing PM Modi. He also attacked at the BJP for playing divisive policies and dividing the people on basis of region, religion and casteism and said that such people were threat to the unity of the Nation and we should identify them. Read More

Oil prices rebound as GDP hints at solid U.S. demand

Oil prices rebound as GDP hints at solid U.S. demand

Crude prices have edged up ahead of the Christmas with the global markets waiting to see how OPEC's planned output cuts will affect oil prices in 2017. The OPEC deal to cut oil production is expected to start in January 2017, according to AAA. Oil is now trading at its nearly highest levels since mid-2015, supported by a landmark deal by OPEC and non-OPEC players of the market to cut output jointly by almost 1.8 million bpd from January 1. Read More

Dead orca found off coast of Sechelt member of Southern Resident pod

Dead orca found off coast of Sechelt member of Southern Resident pod

As a member of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population, J34 spent much of the year in the Salish Sea. "We did a full necropsy right there on the beach", Cottrell said. The 22-foot-long whale was in its prime but had shown signs of emaciation, according to the Center for Whale Research . The Center for Whale Research says four other Jpod whales died this year - J55 in January, J14 in July, and a mother and calf J28 and J54 in October. Read More

Obama Admin To Dismantle Dormant 'Muslim Registry' Ahead Of Inauguration

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System ( NSEERS ) was introduced following the September 11 attacks in 2001 and was last used in 2011, making its dissolution largely symbolic . President-elect Trump has suggested he was open to reviving the program and has even floated a wider national registry of all Muslims and potentially barring people from countries with a history of Islamist extremism from entering the country. Read More

Retailer To Settle $50 Million Lawsuit With 3 Families

Mann and Edward S. Goldis, lawsuits were commenced against IKEA - the manufacturer of the MALM dressers - asserting that the unsafe design of the dressers rendered them inherently unstable and easily tipped over. But her life could never be the same, she said, telling the paper, "Even if I live until 100, it's going to be before Curren and after Curren". A message seeking comment from Ikea's US headquarters in Conshohocken, near Philadelphia, wasn't immediately returned. Read More