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Author: 0 Tamil Nadu Minister Pandiarajan joins Panneerselvam camp

As he walked into Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's arms with "Amma" on his lips, AIADMK lawmaker K Pandiarajan declared that more legislators too would walk away from general secretary VK Sasikala who has been waiting for an invite from Raj Bhavan.

Global Media Belgium: US youth linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport
Author: 0 Belgium: US youth linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport

The federal prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday that police had carried out searches at nine addresses in various districts of the Belgian capital and one district outside. "From the investigation and the first analyses of the seized hardware it appeared that there were no terrorist motives", the statement added. A source close to the investigation told AFP the minor is a 14 year-old boy.

Author: 0 Ninth Circuit rules against Trump's travel ban

Within 14 days, the Justice Department can also file a motion for reconsideration of Thursday's decision by the same three-judge panel or by an "en banc" panel of 11 judges randomly selected from the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court. Trump's travel ban. No matter what happens, the federal courts' unanimous ruling signals that Trump's team will have an uphill battle moving forward.

Author: 0 AIADMK Crisis: Guv seeks legal opinion after meeting Panneerselvam, Sasikala

Though Sasikala claims that the legislators are backing her, which at this stage is required to clear the floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly, the public anger against her appears to be growing. "By that scale, the election of Ms Sasikala is null and void and therefore she is not the party's general secretary", he said. Madhusudhanan is the third leader to be expelled for supporting the OPS camp in the past two days.

Author: 0 Advice to Tamil Nadu Governor on Chief Minister Appointment

The Congress has also declined to support Sasikala. A doctor close to Sasikala is said to have administered the wrong medicine to Jayalalithaa. A candidate for the post should also have completed at least five years in the party and Sasikala had joined on March 31, 2012, so she does not qualify, he added.

Author: 0 Bentley interviewing decorated veteran, state senator for Attorney General post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite the fact that Strange has reportedly been investigating Bentley for many months in connection with a sordid sex scandal. However, the governor has already been communicating with a number of potential candidates. Other candidates included Alabama State School Board of Education member Mary Scott Hunter, former Pickens County District Attorney Chris McCool, Sen.

Author: 0 French farmer convicted for helping migrants

He has regularly helped migrants by letting them stay in his home Breil-sur-Roya on the French-Italian border. "The more they pressure us, the stronger we are", Herrou told The Associated Press as he prepared for the verdict expected Friday.

Global Media Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says
Author: 0 Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

The general also warned lawmakers of growing influence from Russian Federation and Iran in the country. Experts said the remarks by Army General John Nicholson, who leads US and worldwide forces in Afghanistan, could signal a harsher policy toward Pakistan under President Donald Trump's administration.

Author: 0 Oil Jumps as IEA Sees Record OPEC Cuts Compliance, Rising Demand

Herman Wang , OPEC specialist at S&P Global Platts , told CNBC that while the Saudis are doing the most to make the cutback agreement a success, "how long Saudi Arabia is willing to shoulder the burden of these cuts if it proves some of their cohorts are not fully complying with the deal remains to be seen".

Author: 0 Trump travel ban suspension upheld by federal appeals court

A district judge in Seattle had overturned Trump's order for "irreparable damages" incurred as a result of the order. The court said a ruling would come within days but that it would not be Wednesday. He told reporters his administration ultimately would win the case and dismissed the ruling as "political". The President said a new executive order would likely change "very little " from the first.

Author: 0 Trump faces uphill battle to overcome court's hold on travel ban

The focus throughout the day Friday was on whether the Trump administration would - and should - go to the Supreme Court seeking a stay ( which would allow the ban to be implemented during the legal proceedings). It keeps those with green cards and proper visas from entering or reentering the country and provides them no due process with regard to this exclusion.

Global Media Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links
Author: 0 Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links

He angered China by taking a call from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, the first involving a US President or President-elect in decades. Trump has accused Beijing of unfair trade practices and a deliberately undervalued currency, criticized China's military buildup in the South China Sea and accused Beijing of doing too little to pressure neighbor North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

Global Media Five remanded to police custody for allegedly spying for ISI
Author: 0 Five remanded to police custody for allegedly spying for ISI

They were being funded by a person in Satna. "Five persons from Gwalior, three from Bhopal , two from Jabalpur and one from Satna were arrested", MP ATS chief Sanjeev Shami (pictured above) told reporters on Friday. Besides, Jitendra Yadav who was arrested from Gwalior is said to be the brother-in-law of a BJP corporator. "We arrested a Satna-based man identified as Balram, the kingpin of the espionage ring, following tip-offs by two ISI agents, Satwinder and Dadu", he said.

Global Media Mourinho will 'tone down' Manchester United training
Author: 0 Mourinho will 'tone down' Manchester United training

United, whose best known players include Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are now sixth in the 20-team English Premier League and have reached the League Cup final. One reason for concern is that this will be United's final league match until March, which means that the gap to the top four will grow before that date.

Author: 0 France, Germany tell Israel to reconsider passing of Regulation Law

In effect, it makes the illegal legal. " Many of those who voted in favor of the bill are hoping and waiting for the court to save them from it", Shek said . "These are basic principles of democracy and Israeli law". The U.S. State Department said, "At this point, indications are that this legislation is likely to be reviewed by the relevant Israeli courts, and the Trump administration will withhold comment on the legislation until the relevant court ruling".

Global Media Airstrike on Gaza Strip tunnel kills two Palestinians
Author: 0 Airstrike on Gaza Strip tunnel kills two Palestinians

At the same time, the White House has adopted a more measured stance on Israeli settlement-building in occupied territory than Trump's campaign rhetoric indicated. They include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the role of settlements in Biblical Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank, and whether or not the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem .

Global Media IDF Pummels Gaza After Rocket Hits Southern Israel
Author: 0 IDF Pummels Gaza After Rocket Hits Southern Israel

Since 2008, the besieged Gaza Strip has been the target of three major Israeli military onslaughts, the last of which in mid-2014 left more than 2,300 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians. Asked again about the embassy specifically, he said he is studying the subject and added it is not an easy decision, which has been discussed for many years.

Global Media Donald Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi Jinping
Author: 0 Donald Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi Jinping

A readout of the call from the White House also said representatives of the USA and China will engage in discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest . The two heads of state finally made contact for the first time since Trump became president. "Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our "one-China" policy", the White House said in a statement , during what was described as a "lengthy" and "extremely cordial" conversation.

Author: 0 Trey Gowdy takes aim at 9th Circuit immigration ruling

The parties have been ordered to submit briefing on whether the larger court should reconsider the three-judge panel's decision by 11 a.m. PT on Thursday. It seems clear to most of us - not on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - there is no right to come to this country for non-citizens of the United States.

Global Media Voting begins in phase 1 of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh
Author: 0 Voting begins in phase 1 of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh

While the BJP did exceedingly well in the region in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) shared 24 seats each in the 2012 assembly elections. On the other hand, the resentment among the Jat community over the denial of their demand for caste based reservation could prove to be detrimental for the BJP.

Global Media Survey Shows Europeans Are Increasingly Opposed To Muslim Immigration
Author: 0 Survey Shows Europeans Are Increasingly Opposed To Muslim Immigration

The individuals questioned had to approve, or disapprove of the following statement: "We should put an end to all further immigration from majority Muslim countries". A Chatham House spokesperson said: "Our results are striking and sobering". We talk about the findings and what's behind the growing opposition to Muslim immigrants in Europe with Farid Hafez, editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook and co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report.

Global Media South African MPs Protest President Zuma, Brawl Erupts
Author: 0 South African MPs Protest President Zuma, Brawl Erupts

However, Parliament has said that the South African defence force "will not be deployed within the precincts of Parliament and the chamber". "I'm quite unhappy for everything, what happened in Parliament, it was quite disrespectful". An anti-corruption watchdog called for a judicial inquiry in November into alleged corruption in Zuma's government. Zuma , who took office in 2009, had to reimburse the state more than $500,000 in a scandal over upgrades to his private home.

Global Media Surigao City hit by 6.7-magnitude quake
Author: 0 Surigao City hit by 6.7-magnitude quake

No missing persons were reported, she added. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on its website that the quake was recorded at 10:03 p.m., with the epicenter located 14 kilometers northwest of Surigao City, at a depth of four kilometers.

Global Media Brazil police reach accord to end strike in Vitoria
Author: 0 Brazil police reach accord to end strike in Vitoria

Despite the dispatch of federal army troops, more than 120 people have been reported killed amid looting and robbery. "We can not establish definite motives for these killings at this time as the crisis is still ongoing", said Gustavo Tenorio, a spokesman for the police union.

Author: 0 US Lawmaker Says Congress Will Question National Security Council After Shake-Up

Unsupervised by people who know what they're doing. "I want you to quote this". They don't understand this country. When Donald Trump signed a memo last Friday outlining the structure of his National Security Council - something that is generally pro forma - eyebrows were immediately raised at some of the moves.

Global Media Victory for Theresa May as MPs back Brexit plan
Author: 0 Victory for Theresa May as MPs back Brexit plan

Theresa May crushed attempts by pro-Remain MPs to thwart Britain's European Union exit by tabling dozens of amendments created to tie her hands in negotiations with Brussels. "It is now time for everyone, whichever way they voted in the Referendum, to unite to make a success of the important task at hand for our country". As Lindsay Hoyle, the deputy speaker, called the third reading in the Commons vote former SNP leader and former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond raised a point of order.

Global Media China buoyant after Trump's U-turn
Author: 0 China buoyant after Trump's U-turn

The Chinese government seemed pleased with the gesture as both Trump and Xi have accepted invitations to visit their counterpart's respective country. China lodged a formal complaint with the USA after Trump accepted the call. Another attributed Mr Trump's lack of foreign policy specifics to his supporters, saying the USA leader knew they would rather hear about domestic issues.

Global Media US Investigators Corroborate Aspects of Russian Dossier on Trump
Author: 0 US Investigators Corroborate Aspects of Russian Dossier on Trump

CNN's sources did affirm some of the described conversations took place on the same dates and from the same locations as listed in the dossier. When CNN reached out to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to ask about the development, he responded "we continue to be disgusted by CNN's fake news reporting".

Global Media Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister
Author: 0 Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister

Trump was speaking after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on Friday. The meeting comes as Mr. Trump appears to be shifting toward a more mainstream stance on US policy toward Asia - consolidating alliances and cooperating with rising power China.

Author: 0 Sasikala not general secretary, says sacked party leader

The party's Working President M.K Stalin met Rao on Friday and submitted a representation on behalf of the DMK expressing concern over the "constitutional vacuum" in the state with the Chief Minister relegated to the side due to infighting in the ruling party.

Global Media Trump promises state visit to Japan this year
Author: 0 Trump promises state visit to Japan this year

Japan, with high level of technical capability will be able to contribute to Trumps growth strategy, he said. Moving on to the economy, Trump explained that the two nations will "seek a trading relationship that is free, fair, and reciprocal, benefitting both of our countries".

Global Media What's Trump's Next Move After Appeals Court Defeat?
Author: 0 What's Trump's Next Move After Appeals Court Defeat?

It has ever since created chaos at USA airports where anti-trump protesters have been rallying in a show of support for immigrants and refugees from the targeted countries. "There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy". He could wait until the next ruling from the judge in Washington state.

Author: 0 European Union top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

Mogherini's task Thursday was to test the waters for Europe's relationship with the new Donald Trump administration, beginning with Tillerson, the top USA diplomat. She added that the European Union does however have restrictions on issues not included in the agreement such as terrorist activities, missile tests and human rights.

Global Media Rangers In Turmoil, Mark Warburton Denies Resigning
Author: 0 Rangers In Turmoil, Mark Warburton Denies Resigning

Just after 9pm on Friday night, Rangers released a statement which claimed that Warburton, his assistant manager David Weir and Rangers' head of recruitment Frank McParland had resigned from their positions with the Scottish giants. However, the statement then also says that a representative for the three "subsequently attempted to alter the terms of what had been agreed in favour of the management team".

Global Media The Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
Author: 0 The Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on shares of Suncor Energy from C$47.00 to C$50.00 in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Covering sell-side analysts are estimating company growth for next year to be 1837.50%. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark legislation.

Global Media Polish PM Szydlo lightly injured in auto accident
Author: 0 Polish PM Szydlo lightly injured in auto accident

Two security officials were also injured in the accident. Szydlo was traveling in a convoy on the town's main road when another vehicle coming from a side street drove into the convoy, forcing her auto off the road. Speaking about the latest incident, Rafal Bochenek told public broadcaster TVP Info: " Fortunately, nothing serious happened to the Prime Minister ".

Global Media Resident Of Canadian Claims $2 Million Powerball Prize
Author: 0 Resident Of Canadian Claims $2 Million Powerball Prize

Saturday, the lottery said. The victor can choose between the $285 million prize in the form of an annuity or a one-time $173 million cash payout. The amount has been creeping up since a $121.6 million jackpot was won by a Pennsylvania couple December 17.

Author: 0 In joint conference, Trump and Abe laud alliance as 'cornerstone of peace'

NBCNews.com: "Three federal appeals court judges heard arguments Tuesday over President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring entry to the United States of refugees and those from seven predominantly Muslim nations". The appellate decision brushed aside arguments by the Justice Department that the president has the constitutional power to restrict entry to the United States and that the courts can not second-guess his determination that such a step was needed to prevent ...

Global Media Tribes File Lawsuit in Attempt to Halt DAPL Construction
Author: 0 Tribes File Lawsuit in Attempt to Halt DAPL Construction

A tribe at the center of the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline vows legal action after Trump administration maneuvers over final construction hurdle. James Boasberg and a federal appeals court rejected their bid but the Army Corps of Engineers still put the project on hold and ordered an environmental review of where the pipeline passes under Lake Oahe, which straddles the North Dakota/South Dakota border.

Author: 0 European wind energy investment breezes past record-breaking €27bn milestone

As reported by The Guardian , trade body WindEurope released figures showing that of the 24.5 gW of capacity added to Europe's electrical grids in 2016, 21.1 gW came from either solar, biomass, hydro or wind generators. Offshore wind investments rose 39% year on year to €18.2 billion, while onshore investments were down 29% at €9.3 billion. WindEurope has launched a new 'Daily Wind' tool to show how much wind energy Europe generates each day, the share of wind in the power mix (incl.in ...

Global Media Who Got Eliminated On The Bachelor 2017 Tonight? Week 5
Author: 0 Who Got Eliminated On The Bachelor 2017 Tonight? Week 5

They try oysters, extra spicy hot sauce and beignets from the famed Cafe du Monde, which Kim Kardashian once traveled all the way to The Big Easy for. This is where things got eerie: Taylor's cards revealed that she is emotionally intuitive, with someone around her who is nasty and cutting. Back at the table Corinne is told by the card reader that she may be coming off a bit callous - shocker.

Global Media Woman's gang rape in Sweden broadcasted on Facebook Live
Author: 0 Woman's gang rape in Sweden broadcasted on Facebook Live

Witnesses claim the victim was almost unconscious at the time of the attack, and that the assailants were armed, with one image showing one of them holding what appears to be a revolver. think of course it is screwed, totally sick". Police arrived and turned off the camera after a viewer reported the attack. "We talked for a while on the phone and tried to laugh a little instead of hurt and cry", she wrote on Facebook.

Global Media Bill Introduced to End US Membership in UN
Author: 0 Bill Introduced to End US Membership in UN

The bill, which is sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, would also remove U.N. headquarters from the United States, halt American participation in peacekeeping operations, eliminate diplomatic immunity for U.N. Andy Biggs, North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, and Tennessee Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

Global Media How? Geoff Taber, Jacquie Gardner: Toronto family killed in Christmas Eve fire
Author: 0 How? Geoff Taber, Jacquie Gardner: Toronto family killed in Christmas Eve fire

Friends have identified the Toronto husband and wife killed after a cottage burned down in a small village northeast of Peterborough on Saturday morning. " Geoff and Jacquie were first and foremost loving parents to their two remarkable sons ", he said in the statement . Adding: '[The family] was really excited about going up to the cottage and celebrating Christmas up there '.

Global Media Gatlinburg fire threatens Dollywood; hundreds of buildings burned in Tennessee
Author: 0 Gatlinburg fire threatens Dollywood; hundreds of buildings burned in Tennessee

The property had not suffered any damage as of late Monday night and its crew was working to protect the park areas, Dollywood spokesman Pete Owens said. Wilson County will be providing a DART team with six volunteers, a fire engine with eight personnel, a chief's vehicle, a ladder truck with six personnel, a brush truck with two people, an ambulance with two people and an EMS strike team.

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