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Worldwide Kremlin says Putin not influenced by ex-Trump official Flynn
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McFarland's nomination to be the US ambassador to Singapore is "frozen" amid questions over whether she deceived lawmakers about her knowledge of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee said that he didn't anticipate McFarland would have to return to the committee, but he acknowledged there now was a "major pause" on her nomination.

Worldwide RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged
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India's central bank kept interest rates unchanged as rebounding inflation limits room to spur an economy struggling to recover from disruptive government policies. The RBI also revised its inflation projections for the coming months marginally. The rate of inflation which shot up to 3.58 per cent in October is still well within the RBI's target of 4 per cent.

Worldwide London Mayor Sadiq Khan reaches Lahore via Wagah
Author: 0 London Mayor Sadiq Khan reaches Lahore via Wagah

The London mayor reaches Lahore through Wahga border along with his 16-member delegation. The mayor visited Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar in India, before heading to Lahore , Islamabad and Karachi. "I want to spread the massage when I go to Pakistan and India", he added. The visit would also seek to boost investment and cultural exchange programmes between London and the sub-continent.

Worldwide Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick To Present Him With Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
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The singer also said the athlete's 'message is exclusively focused on social injustice for historically disenfranchised people. "Let's not get that mistaken", Beyoncé said of Kaepernick. Many have criticized Kaepernick and others for their actions during the anthem, seeing it as a sign of disrespect toward members of the military and the larger American community.

Worldwide State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe: Can't touch this
Author: 0 State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe: Can't touch this

If you want to touch someone, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. "We're officially off the rails". Other lawmakers can be seen grimacing on a video posted on the state House's YouTube channel. Neither Bradford nor Metcalfe could be immediately reached for comment. "In this day in age, that's really inappropriate". Bradford described Metcalfe's comments as "hateful and homophobic".

Worldwide Economy posts broad growth in September quarter
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The economy grew 0.6 per cent in the September quarter, taking the annual rate of growth to 2.8 per cent. This led the sector to be the only one to have contracted over the past year, down by 0.7 per cent since the September quarter of 2016.

Worldwide Police officer shot by handcuffed suspect inside squad vehicle
Author: 0 Police officer shot by handcuffed suspect inside squad vehicle

Chad Klahs, 28, was arrested outside of a pawn shop. But Jefferson County Sheriff's Capt. Gary Higginbotham says police were unaware that Klahs had a second gun that was apparently stolen from a vehicle. Emergency crews are on scene in Arnold after an officer was shot. It isn't clear if the suspect had another gun or if he grabbed the officer's weapon.

Worldwide Man Acquitted In Kate Steinle Killing Faces Federal Gun And Immigration Charges
Author: 0 Man Acquitted In Kate Steinle Killing Faces Federal Gun And Immigration Charges

Garcia Zarate has been indicted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and for being an illegally present alien on possession of a firearm. The San Francisco sheriff's department also released him from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a request from federal immigration officials to detain him for deporation.

Worldwide Labor moves to refer nine MPs to High Court
Author: 0 Labor moves to refer nine MPs to High Court

This follows implementation of the new citizenship disclosure regime. "This has to be resolved in a sensible way", Mr Burke told parliament on Wednesday. The coalition and Labor are in backroom talks on how to deal with a number of lower house MPs whose eligibility is in doubt. Senator Brandis said a "showdown" would not be needed on Thursday if Mr Shorten did the "right thing".

Worldwide U.S. bombers to fly over Korean peninsula
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The exercise runs from December 4-8 and includes 12,000 USA personnel. The exercise will include U.S. F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-15 Eagles, F-18 Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. China's Air Force war gaming in the region involves surface-to-air missile forces, fighter jets and early warning aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.

Worldwide 'Islamist' terrot plot to assassinate UK PM Theresa May foiled
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Andrew Parker, the head of the MI5 revealed the plot to the Cabinet. On Tuesday MI5 revealed that it had prevented nine terror attacks in the United Kingdom in the past year but several attackers have still got through. The details come hours after an independent review suggested the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena may have been prevented if information had been handled differently by British police and intelligence services.

Worldwide Senate confirms new DHS chief
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Nielsen will be the first cyber professional to head the agency charged with protecting federal civilian networks, leading efforts to coordinate cybersecurity of privately owned critical infrastructure. "I can't unequivocally state it's caused by humans", she said. "She has been working in and around the Department of Homeland Security since its creation".

Worldwide Brexit talks making good progress, but more to be done - May's spokesman
Author: 0 Brexit talks making good progress, but more to be done - May's spokesman

The EU has had "enough time now to decide whether or not they are going to discuss trade with us, they need to get on with it and if they don't get on with it the closer we get to walking away with no deal", she said. The rest said they did not know. According to a agency report, deals were reached this weekend on the United Kingdom "divorce bill" and citizens' rights.

Worldwide Its Russia-Saudi Arabia in opener; Portugal, Spain in same group
Author: 0 Its Russia-Saudi Arabia in opener; Portugal, Spain in same group

But he also conceded: "We just didn't want to get Spain from pot two". All teams have to be attentive during the World Cup,"Cúper added". With 11 host cities from Kaliningrad in the west to Ekaterinburg, 2,500km away in the east, and Sochi on the Black Sea, four time zones and 64 matches it will be a feat of endurance to survive the month and reach the July 15 final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Worldwide Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson
Author: 0 Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson

He warned of any decision that threatens to push the region towards further tension and undermine peaceful efforts, in light Jerusalem's religious, historical and national status for the whole Arab and Muslim world. We hope that the USA administration will not make such fatal mistake. The Turkish government spokesperson Bekir Bozdag warned the USA move to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital would be a "disaster" for the region, and lead to new conflicts.

Worldwide BC announces minimum age of 19 for marijuana use and possession
Author: 0 BC announces minimum age of 19 for marijuana use and possession

It will set the legal smoking age at 19 to coincide with the minimum age for alcohol and tobacco, as well as the age of majority in BC. As well, similar to Alberta and Manitoba , wholesale distribution of cannabis will be handled by the government's liquor control board, the B.C.