Judge to rule Monday on Green Party recount bid in Pennsylvania

Judge to rule Monday on Green Party recount bid in Pennsylvania

Wisconsin election officials reported Friday almost 89 percent of the ballots cast for president had been counted. So far Clinton has gained 61 votes. Just this Wednesday, the board of directors in MI voted 3-1, which favors the end of recounting if Goldsmith eliminate his earlier order. Peterson would have none of it. Read More

Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to allow Parliament to function

Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to allow Parliament to function

The nation on Tuesday paid homage to those who sacrificed their lives while defending Parliament House from the dastardly terror attack on this day in 2001. It will resume tomorrow and conclude on December 16. The government, which has engaged in furious back-channel negotiations with the Opposition but failed to break the deadlock, has accused the Congress, Left and Trinamul Congress of shifting goalposts and wanting only their own leaders (read Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi) to be ... Read More

Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in church explosion

The bombing is the deadliest suspected attack on the country's Christian minority in recent memory. The UN Security Council on Sunday "condemned in the strongest terms" a terrorist attack in the Egyptian capital of Cairo , which killed at least 25 people, stressing that "those responsible for these killings should be held accountable". Read More

Two blasts outside Istanbul stadium 'kill 13'

Suleyman Soylu says the source appears to have been a vehicle bomb that targeted a riot police bus outside Vodafone Stadium. The second explosion struck Macka Park and was believed to be a suicide bomb. This year Istanbul has witnessed bombings attributed by authorities to the Islamic State group or claimed by Kurdish militants. Mr Soylu told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency the auto bomb hit at the point where special forces police were located, at the spot where Bursaspor fans exited, ... Read More

Will Italy's political drama spawn a new eurozone crisis?

Numerous protesters also demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister, who at a press conference after the announcement of the result, said he would tender his resignation to Italian President Sergio Mattarella explaining, "When you lose, you can not pretend that nothing has happened and go to bed and sleep". Read More

Delhi wakes up to foggy morning

According to a MeT Department official, visibility was recorded at 600 meters at 5.30 AM which dropped to 400 meters at 8.30 AM. Though the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi saw a dip in visibility on Friday morning, the runway visual range (RVR) - the height at which the runway is visible to a pilot - was good enough for flights to operate. Read More

Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

Valtteri Bottas has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes for next year. "Well the entire time I was talking a lot to Niki and (he was) completely different from the way he acts in the media", said Rosberg, in his native tongue. Read More

Opposition leader Akufo-Addo set to become Ghana President-elect

Nana Akufo-Addo had earlier encouraged supporters of the party to sacrifice their time and vote massively for the party despite the long queues they might encounter at their various polling stations. Akufo-Addo's party, the NPP has also won 49 out of the 86 constituencies declared so far, while Mahama's ruling party, NDC has 37. Both Mahama, 58, and Akufo-Addo, 72, have pledged to build schools, roads and housing and use oil-industry revenue to boost manufacturing and create jobs. Read More

Metro Train Catches Fire At Patel Nagar Metro Station In Delhi

Metro Train Catches Fire At Patel Nagar Metro Station In Delhi

All the passengers in the coach were evacuated safely and no one was hurt in the incident, officials said.Reportedly, one of the old high-voltage electric wires above the coaches had caught fire. The Delhi Fire Services received the first call of the incident at 4pm responding to which it sent three fire tenders to Patel Nagar station. The authorities are investigating as what could be the cause of smoke. Read More

EU's Brexit Warning: UK to Complete the Deal by October 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty-opening a two-year window for exit talks-by end March 2017. Former Business Minister Anna Soubry, a Conservative, said that even though the government had agreed to hold a series of debates on Brexit , the discussions so far haven't been "good enough". Read More

Assad rejects rebels' pleas for ceasefire in Aleppo

The evacuees were taken to a hospital and shelters in the western, government-held part of Aleppo. In an emotional plea sent to the media, the head of the eastern Aleppo medical authority called for an immediate cease-fire, saying this was a "last distress call" for help. Read More

Too early to talk about BJP-AIADMK alliance: Venkaiah Naidu

As the rumours became public, Jayalalithaa ousted Sasikala and her family from her inner circle, but took her longterm aide back in only after she promised to sever all ties with her own kin. AIADMK cadre also wanted to post memory of her in memorial near MGR only. She posted a recollection of her co-star with the film still. Earlier DMK Patriarch Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi who is admitted in Kaveri Hospital has sent a statement condoling Jayalalitha's death. Read More

Vote count begins in tight Ghana poll

Results were yet to be officially announced at the time of filing this report. Facing intense pressure from the opposition for publishing results of the polls conducted across the country, the commission tweeted , "We urge voters to remain calm as we begin releasing results". Read More

Dylann Roof Jury Sees Images Of Church Mass Shooting Aftermath

During her testimony on Wednesday, the first day of Roof's trial , she said Roof sat through a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and described him as "evil, evil as can be" During cross-examination, Sanders told defense lawyer David Bruck that Roof had said at the scene that he planned to kill himself after gunning down nine parishioners. Read More

Samsung successful in Supreme Court challenge to Apple patent decision

Samsung successful in Supreme Court challenge to Apple patent decision

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an appeals court order directing Korean smarphone major Samsung to pay $399 million to US rival Apple in penalty for alleged copying key design features of the iPhone. Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock said in a statement that the U.S. company remained "optimistic that the lower courts will again send a powerful signal that stealing isn't right". Read More

US officials seek to reassure Beijing

A story in The Washington Post paints Trump's phone call with Taiwan as a deliberate provocation planned months in advance. Trump was also mocked by Chinese social media users for "running the country with Twitter". "The problem is that Beijing decided in 1996 on a 10-year (military) buildup so that it would never have to swallow such stuff again", Paal said. Still, the call was a major departure from decades of diplomatic protocol guiding U.S. Read More

Police disburse unruly Penn State fans after victory _ again

Police disburse unruly Penn State fans after victory _ again

The Nittany Lions suffered two losses, one a 39-point loss to MI and a 42-39 loss to Pittsburgh. "I'd much rather play in that championship game and win it because your team gets another chance to prepare and get better at their skill sets", Meyer said. Read More

UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

Veteran Ken Clarke was the one Conservative to vote against the Article 50 timetable. Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said his party was not seeking to block Brexit - backed by a majority of voters in a June referendum - but to bring "clarity, scrutiny and accountability" to the process. Read More

Salva Kiir visits South Africa, denies ethnic cleansing

More than one million people have left South Sudan since 2013 after the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, fired his former vice president Riek Machar, who is leading a rebel fight against the government. Japan last week began deploying a contingent of 350 troops to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, which has been on the ground since the country seceded from Sudan in 2011. Read More

Death toll climbs following Indonesian quake

The rescue effort involving thousands of search officials, villagers, soldiers and police is concentrated on Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya district near the epicenter. The high number has prompted many to question why more was not done to reinforce buildings in the quake-prone area. The International Organisation for Migration said it had sent an assessment team to Aceh. Read More