President Bashar al-Assad's forces have made steady gains since launching the assault to retake all of rebel-held east Aleppo almost three weeks ago. On Monday, Russia and China vetoed for the sixth time a U.N. The government seized large swaths of the Aleppo enclave under rebel control since 2012 in the offensive that began last week. The Syrian government forces have taken control of five more neighborhoods in the eastern part of Aleppo ion Tuesday evening, putting the total to 35 free ...
Police put the number of participants in Seoul at 260,000. A Blue House official said Choi has been monitoring the protests on TV while holding meetings with her aides. Buddhist monks wearing grey robes recited a sutra while other protestors imitated Ms Park, Ms Choi and Samsung scion Lee Jae-Yong being led into prison.
The visit was also made just before police detained a man suspected of setting fire to the birthplace of Park's late dictator father in the nearby city of Gumi. Local residents watch South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivering a speech on TV at a railway station in Seoul , capital of South Korea, Nov. 29, 2016.
The Paris agreement is the underlying architecture that locks Australia into pursuing emissions reductions, but Bernardi declared "we don't need to be part of an worldwide agreement that actually impedes us from making determinations in our own best interest - particularly an agreement that won't include the world's largest economy".
Wildfires are common in Israel but the latest are the worst the country has experienced since 2010, when 42 people were killed. As of this writing, over 200 fires have been reported, thousands have been evacuated from their homes and many people have been hospitalized and treated for injuries.
Sean Penn, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin, Kevin Spacey and Ringo Starr were some of the A-listers who serenaded and hailed the legacy of the award recipients during the star-studded performance hosted for the third consecutive year by late night talk show host Stephen Colbert.
A fighter with the Nour al-Din al-Zinki group in Aleppo said government forces had made advances on several fronts, putting al-Shaar under pressure, but it had not yet been besieged. Russia, Assad's most powerful foreign supporter, has conducted a campaign of air strikes against the rebels since September 2015, including in Aleppo .
Fire crews resumed search and recovery operations Tuesday morning. Crews had searched 90 percent of the building known as the "Ghost Ship" for bodies as of Tuesday afternoon and were expecting to complete the rest of the search by midnight.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - As crews searched the Oakland warehouse for more bodies, the founder of the arts collective stood near the gutted building Tuesday morning and said he was "incredibly sorry" and that everything he did was to bring people together.
The deal has "effectively cut off all of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon and, because of their compliance, they've had some relief from their sanctions". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on solutions to the Iran nuclear deal which the Israeli leader insists paves Iran's path to nuclear weapons.
Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8 million ballots. Calhoun County's recount starts Wednesday morning at the United Methodist Church in Marshall.Stein filed suit against election officials on Friday to hasten the process.
Organised by Islamic non-governmental organisations and led by the Islamic Da'wah Foundation Malaysia, the rally came a day after Mr Najib slammed Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya when closing Umno's annual congress. Those interviewed by AFP inside Bangladesh told horrifying stories of gang-rape, torture and murder at the hands of Myanmar's security forces. Journalists have been barred from northern Rakhine State, making human rights groups' allegations of abuses against the Rohingya and ...
Even then, the legislation authorizing Marshall's appointment as secretary of defense stipulates: "It is hereby expressed as the sense of the Congress that after General Marshall leaves the office of Secretary of Defense, no additional appointments of military men to that office shall be approved".
Lawyers from the state Republican Party and Trump's campaign are exploring their legal options, Sweeney said . If states don't enact new laws to ensure that only USA citizens vote, Farah wrote , the electoral votes from those states "should not count because they are unconstitutional".
But at least six Democratic electors are trying to deny Trump from winning an Electoral College majority in an attempt to block Trump and undermine the Electoral College's legitimacy. WASHINGTON , D.C. - Americans' support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply. In every democracy of the world that would ensure that she became president.
Do you suppose we will allow this? "There is no doubt that the United States is our enemy", Rouhani was quoted as saying by Reuters . The united Congressional front against the current Iranian policy was illustrated, Breitbart said , by the remarks of Senator Richard Blumenthal, a loyal Democrat.
Tamil Nadu is a state that is known for socially deviant politics between the political leaders, the warm and steady emotion around Jayalalithaa's health shows the popularity and affection towards her turn her from film actress to political leader of Tamil Nadu state.
Tamil Nadu has declared a week-long mourning, during which schools and colleges will be shut for three days. Jayalalithaa , who had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, was admitted to the hospital on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration.
When asked about the incident, Cosby said: "I don't hear her say anything ". And I don't feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. Cosby instead settled Constand's lawsuit, for an undisclosed amount, after finishing four days of testimony about his extramarital affairs, his friendship with Constand and other topics.
Rushing water from a burst sewer main rushed into the hole, filling the auto and submerging the vehicle. The sheriff's office said 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara was a courthouse bailiff and had been with the department since 2009.
In the High Court case, claimants led by Gina Miller , the co-founder of an investment fund, successfully argued that revoking the existing rights that British citizens enjoy under the 1972 European Communities Act requires a further act of parliament.
Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller said at a press conference Thursday the fire had moved very quickly, overwhelming the resources of his department and national park fire authorities, who did not know that winds would gust as violently as they did.
Trump, who summed his series of tweets on the issue, with "THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS" said it can not be business as usual and warned the companies before taking "a very expensive step". They persist to this day as part of US trade policy, on products as diverse as running shoes and horseshoes. At another time, talk of a steep, punitive tariff would have provoked outrage from USA corporations.
The new restrictions, which were applied after months of negotiations with China, target North Korea's coal exports - its top external revenue source. In addition, clothing manufactured in North Korea and eleven more North Korean minerals - including coal, steel and gold - will be banned from coming into South Korea via a third country.
He received a boost in his efforts by being awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize . He held back a cough he said was product of the Andean capital's cold, damp weather - a far cry from the sweltering jungles where he's spent most of his adult life.
More than 10,000 people had fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, United Nations officials said last week. A 22-year-old Rohingya woman who took the boat from Myanmar along with five of her relatives said that after the boat capsized close to the Myanmar side of the border, she was desperate to cross over to Bangladesh and so she swam toward the Bangladeshi side of the border and landed on a deserted island.
AIADMK supporters and party men pay their last respects to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha in Rajaji Hall before her funeral, Chennai . Jayalalithaa had been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for four times. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: "Popular, strong, bold, efficient, people- friendly, charismatic leader, Amma . She will be always remembered as peoples amma whom except death nothing could dissuade from serving the weaker and poor (Sic)".
As someone who is skeptical of the Trump presidency, knowing that a woman like Ivanka is in my corner somehow makes me feel a whole lot better. "It was a honest search for areas of common ground", Gore told reporters at Trump Tower. The fact that Trump met Gore was welcomed by his critics, such as Tony Schwartz, who co-authored Trump's "The art of the deal" and has been an unrelenting critic since.
Losing eastern Aleppo would cost the opposition its most significant urban presence. The president of the Aleppo district councils has issued a "cry of suffering" on behalf of civilians after a Paris meeting with France's foreign minister, who assessed the suffering in Syria as "probably one of the most violent tragedies since World War II".
In a piece published Monday, two federal procurement experts called the issue presented by the lease a "casebook example of both the appearance of a significant conflict of interest and an intolerable intermingling of an elected official's governmental duties and his family's personal financial interests".
He retired in 2013 from the Marines. He wrote in a note Friday that the service's priorities include everything from amphibious ships and the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unit to the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft from Bell Boeing (a 50-50 joint venture of Textron and Boeing) and Lockheed's F-35B/C strike-fighters.
Mr Annan and his team had also met with the top Myanmar leaders such as State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Human rights groups accuse the army of abuses including rape, the killing of hundreds of civilians and the burning of villages. The Myanmar government on December 2 announced that it was launching a commission to investigate the situation, following a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that said there was increasing ...
Valls' entry into the race had been expected after Hollande announced last week he would not seek a second term, bowing to pressure to step aside, including from his prime minister. Mr Valls has promised to "defend the legacy" of the unpopular Mr Hollande, who, critics say, he pushed into throwing in the towel, Brutus-style, only days ago.
Ballots are unloaded during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. More from Sue Stephon Merritt who is an ordinary citizen involved in the MI recount. Trump won the state by about 10,700 votes, or two-tenths of a percentage point, over Clinton. But they argue in a federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Philadelphia, that the state can't prove that every vote was counted.
The inability of the U.N. Security Council to resolve the fighting in Syria and bring desperately-needed aid to children and families who are trapped in the fighting is a reflection of the Washington-Moscow divide and has undermined the credibility of the United Nations to resolve one of the world's most enduring conflicts, CBS News' Pamela Falk reports.