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Author: 0 Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

In a separate tweet, the news editor wrote that people in Finland were "collectively embarrassed" by Trump's comments, adding that "there ARE forest fires in this part of the world". Trump told Fox News from the Oval Office on Friday - before he left for California. So what is causing the California forest fires then? Ms Valachovic told the Washington Post California's climate and community design contributed to the blazes, along with faults in powerlines and other electrical equipment.

Global News Yemen: UK drafts United Nations resolution condemning Houthi ballistic missiles
Author: 0 Yemen: UK drafts United Nations resolution condemning Houthi ballistic missiles

The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday. Rahbi said he believes the Houthis are not serious about the consultations. "That port has got to protected at all costs", Beasley said. Activists also criticized placing pressure on the Aden-based government and the Arab Coalition in light of missing guarantees that ensure Houthis commit to peace efforts, ...

Global News U.K.'s May on collision course with party rebels over Brexit
Author: 0 U.K.'s May on collision course with party rebels over Brexit

May has had a hard few days since she unveiled her draft divorce deal with the European Union , with several ministers within her government leaving - and some seeking to oust her by submitting no confidence letters. Also on Sunday, the Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC her party would vote against the Brexit deal. Altmaier said the withdrawal agreement is fair to both sides.

Global News Pacific leaders fail to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide deepens
Author: 0 Pacific leaders fail to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide deepens

The Chinese delegation had barged into the office of the host's foreign minister demanding changes to the summit statement. Xi gave no indication of giving in on some key USA demands, including an end to technology transfer, support for state-run enterprises, and giving up on its Made in China 2025 plan to lead the world in key industries.

Global News United Kingdom leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval
Author: 0 United Kingdom leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

More than two years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, it is still unclear how, on what terms or even if it will leave the European Union as planned on March 29, 2019. Barclay replaced Dominic Raab who quit as Brexit minister on Thursday over the draft plan for leaving the EU. The BBC said May had offered him the job of Brexit minister but he had rejected the job.

Global News Dead, 20 Injured In Amritsar Attack, Khalistani Terror Link Under Probe
Author: 0 Dead, 20 Injured In Amritsar Attack, Khalistani Terror Link Under Probe

While reviewing the law and order situation, Mr. Singh directed the Home Secretary, DGP, DG (Law and Order) and DG Intelligence to rush to Raja Sansi in Amritsar to supervise investigations, an official spokesman said in Chandigarh . AIR correspondent reports, Punjab Police is watchful and vigilant after receiving inputs that Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, who entered through Ferozepur, might be hiding in the state and they will try to move to Delhi.

Global News Argentinian submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard
Author: 0 Argentinian submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard

The discovery came the day after a somber ceremony, which Macri attended, at the San Juan's Mar del Plata base on the first anniversary of its disappearance. The first anniversary of the submarine's disappearance was commemorated at the Mar del Plata naval base on November 15, with President Mauricio Macri in attendance.

Global News US to vote
Author: 0 US to vote "No" for first time on UN Golan resolution

The resolution is plainly biased against Israel", Haley said . Despite the United States opposition, a UN General Assembly committee approved the draft resolution on Friday with 151 votes in favor and 14 abstentions. The vote on "The Occupied Syrian Golan " resolution is expected to be held during an annual UN General Assembly session. "The United States will vote no".

Global News Trump continues to blame wildfires on forest mismanagement
Author: 0 Trump continues to blame wildfires on forest mismanagement

The large number of remaining evacuees from the northern California fire - around 40,000 at last count - was the cause of the wildly fluctuating numbers of people reported missing. He was hunting for his brother, sister-in-law and nephew. And adding to the misery, scores of people have become sick after outbreaks of the norovirus at shelters and the air quality in northern California has been rated the world's worst .

Global News Palestine Tensions: Palestinians hold weekly protest at Gaza border
Author: 0 Palestine Tensions: Palestinians hold weekly protest at Gaza border

Netanyahu refused Bennett's request to take over departed Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's portfolio. Pressures were mounting Thursday on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call for early elections amidst turmoil sparked by defense minister's resignation following an agreed cease-fire with Gaza.

Global News Trump honors Sen. Orrin Hatch, 6 others with presidential award
Author: 0 Trump honors Sen. Orrin Hatch, 6 others with presidential award

Trump's homage to Elvis - who once met with president Richard Nixon at the White House in 1970 - paused for a recording of the gospel song "How great thou art". Trump moved the embassy in May, and Sheldon Adelson, who had offered to personally fund the move, sat in the front row for the ceremony. Public Citizen, an American public interest group told the Guardian "it was hard to believe the decision to recognise Miriam Adelson was based on merit".

Global News May's let European Union 'blackmail and bully' Britain, ex-Brexit minister says
Author: 0 May's let European Union 'blackmail and bully' Britain, ex-Brexit minister says

A significant number of Conservative MPs also intend to oppose the deal. Two Cabinet ministers and several junior government members quit, and more than 20 lawmakers have submitted letters of no confidence in May. The appointments round off an extraordinary week in which seven members of her government quit their posts, and a plot to oust her from power gathered momentum.

Global News Court convicts first Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide in Cambodia
Author: 0 Court convicts first Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide in Cambodia

The Phnom Penh Post tweeted early Friday local time that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal found that the party carried out genocide against Vietnamese and Muslim Cham people while it was in power. Initial work had been done on two more cases involving four middle-ranking members of the Khmer Rouge, but they have been scuttled or bottled up by the tribunal, which is a hybrid courtsin which Cambodian prosecutors and judges are paired with global counterparts.

Global News Kilogram, Amp and Kelvin Redefined in Largest Units Overhaul Since 1875
Author: 0 Kilogram, Amp and Kelvin Redefined in Largest Units Overhaul Since 1875

Describing what impact the new kilogram would have, the BIPM said: "In the same way that if you replaced the decaying foundations of a house with robust new ones, it may not be possible to identify the difference from the surface, but some substantial changes would have taken place to ensure the longevity of the property".

Global News Brown, Newsom to Join Trump on Camp Fire Visit
Author: 0 Brown, Newsom to Join Trump on Camp Fire Visit

Authorities stressed that not all on the list are believed missing, but the death toll has risen daily, standing at 71. Sixty-three of the 76 known fatalities from the fire have been "tentatively identified", Honea said. More than 230,000 acres have burned in California in the past week - an area larger than Chicago and Boston combined. Thankfully, her two kids and his children are able to stay with the other parents, but Vaughan said she and her husband are essentially homeless.

Global News Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis
Author: 0 Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

In a Facebook video, the Democrat conceded the race Saturday after finding himself 30,000 votes behind Republican Ron DeSantis in a legally mandated machine recount. Saturday to fix their ballots if they haven't been counted because of mismatched signatures. Republican Rick Scott leads in that race. Gillum initially conceded on election night, but later withdrew his concession after the margin between him and DeSantis narrowed during a recount.

Global News Trump, Pence Dismiss NYT Report That Trump Questions Pence's Loyalty
Author: 0 Trump, Pence Dismiss NYT Report That Trump Questions Pence's Loyalty

Mike Pence is 100 percent. Trump hit back at the report Saturday morning, telling reporters outside the White House that Pence is "100% loyal" and has been a "trooper" within the administration. Other sources told The Times that Trump's inquiry about Pence's loyalty was actually in reference to Nick Ayers' fealty to his cause. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley brushed off the rumours, saying that Trump "absolutely supports the vice president ".

Global News Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Repatriation Plan
Author: 0 Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Repatriation Plan

With the United Nations and worldwide aid groups also fighting the controversial plan, Rohingya leaders said many on a Bangladesh repatriation list of 2,260 people had gone into hiding . But he lashed out at Bangladesh for being "weak regarding the logistical arrangements" and accused the United Nations refugee agency of interfering with the process.

Global News China and United States clash on trade at heated APEC summit
Author: 0 China and United States clash on trade at heated APEC summit

China has been intensely wooing Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island nations with aid and loans for infrastructure. China has been showering billions of dollars in infrastructure loans on island nations in the Pacific, a region that is vital to global shipping and provides a stepping stone to project military and economic power.

Global News Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race
Author: 0 Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race

Abrams, who sharply criticized what she saw as an "erosion of democracy" in Georgia , said she would not concede the race to her Republican rival, Brian Kemp , but she acknowledged that he would become governor. State law sets a November 20 deadline, but secretary of state's office elections director Chris Harvey testified last week that the state had planned to certify the election results on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for counties to certify their results.

Global News 'Sultan of Coins' Executed for Hoarding Tons of Gold
Author: 0 'Sultan of Coins' Executed for Hoarding Tons of Gold

Earlier in 2012, when the global sanctions against Iran intensified and the national currency experienced sharp collapse police closed the capital city's open currency market and arrested up to 100 people, including gold coin dealers. Dozens of other people have also been sentenced to prison terms after convictions on similar charges. Iran has suffered a sharp economic downturn this year, fuelled largely by US President Donald Trump's decision in May to withdraw from a landmark 2015 ...

Global News Michelle Obama Reveals All The Things She Couldn't Say as First Lady
Author: 0 Michelle Obama Reveals All The Things She Couldn't Say as First Lady

Michelle Obama may describe her new life as "boring", but her interview with Jimmy Kimmel is anything but. "I'm talking about like the head of the committee or Barack or Hillary or somebody like that", Kimmel clarified. "Laura, I'm sorry. Send me the bill!" "He's a grinder, you know". The only one that seems to hold any truth is, "I'm not sure which one's Sasha and which one's Malia ".

Global News Judge orders White House to return CNN reporter's pass
Author: 0 Judge orders White House to return CNN reporter's pass

In response, CNN attorney Ted Boutrous said the government had a "warped view" of the First and Fifth amendments. Kelly - who rescheduled Thursday's planned hearing for Friday morning - heard lengthy oral arguments earlier in the week about the cable news network's request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.

Global News Trump denies reports of White House chaos despite staff shakeups
Author: 0 Trump denies reports of White House chaos despite staff shakeups

Melania Trump's office took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement on Tuesday saying that Ricardel should be ousted. Mira Ricardel speaks during a 2017 Senate Banking confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. "I admire the President and First Lady and have great respect for my colleagues who are dedicated to supporting the President's policies", Ricardel said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Global News Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army
Author: 0 Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

The German Chancellor proposed the creation of a European Security Council with a rotating presidency, something she first suggested last summer but which failed to gain traction. Angela Merkel has been confused on the weekends with the wife of the French President, Emmanuel Macron . The French president made his call during a radio interview last week: "We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America".

Global News WikiLeaks Says Founder Julian Assange Charged In US
Author: 0 WikiLeaks Says Founder Julian Assange Charged In US

U.S. officials have previously acknowledged that federal prosecutors based in Alexandria have been conducting a lengthy criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder, Reuters reports . Assange's name appears twice in an August court filing from a federal prosecutor in Virginia, who was attempting to keep sealed a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor for sex.

Global News Facebook board defends Zuckerberg and Sandberg | Digital
Author: 0 Facebook board defends Zuckerberg and Sandberg | Digital

When asked whether this was evidence that he does not have sufficient control over the company, Zuckerberg said that it is natural to lack some knowledge of operations in a company with tens of thousands of employees. In the piece, it is alleged that Zuckerberg "ordered" his executive team to ditch iPhones and only use Android phones as a sort of "payback" and to show solidarity.

Global News Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal
Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Macron over defence proposal

The French and the American leaders met on Saturday in Paris before ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the armistice of World War One. On the heels of a rocky trip to Paris to mark the World War I centenary, Mr Trump fired off a caustic series of early-morning tweets against his weekend host and renewed his frequent charge that America's European allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spend too little on defence.

Global News Number of missing people in California wildfires doubles to over 630
Author: 0 Number of missing people in California wildfires doubles to over 630

At least 63 people so far have been confirmed as dead in the Camp Fire, which broke out a week ago in the drought-ridden Sierra foothills 175 miles (280km) north of San Francisco. Most of the town - almost 12,000 homes and buildings - has been destroyed, and an army of firefighters, many from other states, joined the struggle to contain and suppress the flames.

Global News Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city
Author: 0 Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

The baby died of his injuries at a local hospital. The newborn baby was reportedly in his mother's arms inside their home in the northern city of Agra when the animal entered the house and grabbed the child. The local police added that two months ago another toddler was attacked in the same area. "We have registered a case of unnatural death and are getting an autopsy done".

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