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George H.W. Bush's body headed to lie in state at US Capitol

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:43

A motorcade carries the former president's body to an Air Force base.

Suit Dropped Against Egyptian Actress Rania Youssef Over Sheer Red Carpet Dress

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:43

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. ― The three lawyers who sued actress Rania Youssef with

Sri Lanka court bars Rajapaksa from office, disputed PM to appeal

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:40

The South Asian nation has been in crisis since President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Rajapaksa in October, then issued an order dissolving parliament and called for a general election. Sirisena's decisions have prompted legal challenges and on Friday the Appeal Court began hearing a petition by 122 legislators challenging Rajapaksa's authority to hold office after he lost two no-confidence votes last month. "The damage that will be posed by temporarily restraining a lawful cabinet of ministers from functioning would be...outweighed by the damage that would be caused by allowing a set of persons who are not entitled in law to function as the prime minister or the cabinet of ministers," judge Preethipadhman Surasena said.

German conservative questions future of Russian gas pipeline

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:08

A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday raised questions about the future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline amid growing concern about Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their crew off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea. Juergen Hardt, foreign policy spokesman for Merkel's conservatives in parliament, told Reuters that further sanctions against Russia would have to be considered unless diplomatic efforts were able to resolve the conflict. "When diplomatic efforts to ease tensions fail, we cannot ignore the question of whether it is responsible to further increase the dependence of Germany and the European Union on Russia gas," he said.

Trump: Michael Cohen Should Serve ‘Complete Sentence' For Things 'Unrelated' To Campaign

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:51

President Donald Trump on Monday said Michael Cohen, his former personal

Congress, Trump Look To Put Budget Fight On Hold Until After Bush Funeral

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:43

As the country mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, Congress

The 2019 Volvo V60 Wagon Has a Nice Price but Is Special-Order-Only

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:58

Styling, powertrains, and tech mimic its big brother.

Best Bites: Butter pecan cupcakes

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:00

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

TVR Griffith reboot delayed by stalled factory construction

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 07:16

The long-awaited second generation of the V8 sports car will have to wait a little longer due tos European Union regulations

Portugal, Peru and Armani-designed hotel big winners at 'Oscars' of travel world

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:36

The Oscar for world's best hotel 2018 goes to a five-star hotel in Dubai designed by Armani, while the Oscar equivalent for best destination this year has gone to Portugal, one of the most trending holiday destinations of 2018. 

India Stocks Fluctuate as Oil, Polls Offset Trade Truce Cheer

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:34

(Bloomberg) -- Indian stocks were volatile on Monday as as the biggest surge in oil prices in two years and uncertainty around the outcome of state elections offset cheer from a U.S.-China trade truce.

Russia's Putin escaped critique for Ukraine actions at G20-German conservative

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:27

BERLIN (Reuters) - The G20 summit in Argentina failed to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for his actions with regard to Ukraine, despite significant efforts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in bilateral meetings, a key Merkel ally said. "President Putin escaped nearly unscathed with his renewed aggression against Ukraine," Juergen Hardt, foreign policy spokesman for Merkel's conservatives in parliament, said in a statement on Monday. ...

Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp, leader says

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:00

The leader of a group formed by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says it can prove that voters were illegally removed from state rolls over the past few years by the office of former Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Oil prices surge on output cut pledge, US-China deal

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:38

Oil prices soared on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "have agreed to extend our agreement" to limit production as prices slump on global markets. An existing deal committing OPEC and non-members to cuts expires this year.

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 02:02

For many visitors to New York, Times Square is a must-see. For one British man, it was where his romantic marriage proposal went horribly wrong -- the diamond ring fell through a grate. John Drennan got down on bended knee to ask his girlfriend of 10 years, Daniella Anthony, to marry him in New York's Central Park.

Mexico, Canada Diverge in Tariff Relief Hopes After Trade Deal

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:01

The three countries signed their new deal Friday in Buenos Aires to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement despite U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports remaining in place, along with counter-tariffs from Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said talks would continue this week and be split into two tracks: one with Canada, which sells much more of both metals to the U.S., and another with Mexico.

Mexico's new government prepares sale of former president's plane

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 21:02

"We are selling all the planes and helicopters that the corrupt politicians used," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a rally in Xalapa, Veracruz, near the end of his first full day as president. Finance Minister Carlos Urzua convened a news conference in Mexico City earlier on Sunday, attended by a small army of local reporters in front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to announce that the plane will "very soon" be put up for sale. Photographers and camera crews were then ushered into the aircraft to see for themselves the spacious interior emblazoned with official government seals on the walls and flat-screen monitors, as well as the presidential bedroom and what appeared to be a marble-lined bathroom.

Mexico says presidential jet to be sold

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 20:17

Mexico is putting the presidential jet on the auction block, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's team said Sunday, making good on the new president's campaign pledge on his second day in office. The Boeing 787-8's last mission took outgoing president Enrique Pena Nieto to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this week. Lopez Obrador vowed a "deep and radical" change in Mexico as he assumed the country's presidency Saturday, five months after winning a landslide election victory.

Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near US border, blaming 'bad sanitary conditions'

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 20:16

The city of Tijuana has closed down a migrant shelter close to the US border where as many as 6,000 Central American migrants have been staying as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed. The migrants are now being moved from the sports centre where the shelter had been located to a former concert venue that is much further from the US-Mexico border, officials have said. The facilities were designed to hold about half as many people as had been placed there as the migrants arrived from their long journeys north through Mexico.