France's Sarkozy loses primary with hard-line on immigration

Fillon's decisive and surprising victory in the first round could demonstrate that Juppé's more conciliatory tone has failed. In French Polynesia, Mr Juppe won 48 percent while Mr Fillon won just five percent. Ms Le Pen is now riding high in the polls, although the establishment media still believe she faces defeat in a run-off. With 90% of the votes having been counted, Fillon is still in the lead with the support of 44.2% of the voters, followed by Juppé who has 28.3% - almost 8% ... Read More

Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

Marco Rubio , R-Fla., during the 2016 presidential campaign and called out Trump for his positions on immigrants and for not disavowing the support of white supremacist leader David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Trelleborg and Giti Tire all have announced new or expanded facilities in recent years, bolstering South Carolina's reputation as the nation's tire capital. Read More

Turnbull Confirms Manus & Nauru Refugees Are Headed To The US

Australia would also increase its refugee intake by 5,000 to 18,750 a year. It is not known what the arrangements will be for families that are now split, with members in Australia and in detention. Of the hundreds of refugees being held on Nauru , caught at sea trying to reach Australian shores, only six have arrived in Cambodia since Phnom Penh inked a deal with Canberra to resettle them on a voluntary basis, in return for an extra $30.2 million in aid over the next four years. Read More

President-elect Trump adviser says Israeli settlements 'no obstacle to peace'

A campaign spokesman said at the time that Jerusalem was also discussed and Trump intends to recognize the city as the "undivided capital of the State of Israel". This is the position of the president-elect, as written in his platform, and it should be our policy, plain and simple", Bennett said, adding "The era of a Palestinian state is over". Read More

Obama makes final Thanksgiving turkey pardon

Obama makes final Thanksgiving turkey pardon

His nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, filled in admirably. "They still have hope", he said, before giving his annual pun-riddled speech. Turkey pardoning became the norm in the White House in 1989. It inevitably also leads to several bad jokes that will leave the audience responding with "oohs" instead of laughs. "Look, I know there are some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I'm doing this, so we're not leaving any room for leftovers". Read More

New tropical depression forms over southwestern Caribbean

It was expected to build into a hurricane with winds of over 74 miles per hour later Tuesday and make landfall in Costa Rica and Nicaragua Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The system, almost stationary, is expected it to strengthen as it drifts westward. Tropical storm-force winds now extend out to about 70 miles from the center of circulation, making Otto a relatively small tropical cyclone. Read More

Airport shooting likely case of workplace revenge

Airport shooting likely case of workplace revenge

Balderrama added Buie resigned from the airline in 2015, which is why investigators believe he shot and killed Michael Winchester at Will Rogers World Airport . Even those flights that were incoming at the Oklahoma City airport were forced to stay on the tarmac, with the exception of one plane. He says he does not know the condition of the confirmed victim. Read More

Immigration threat: I'll build a fence, rather than a wall, says Trump

Immigration threat: I'll build a fence, rather than a wall, says Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump says he no longer feels strongly about pursuing further investigations into Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's email practices and has also softened his stance on climate change in an interview with The New York Times . Read More

Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times

Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times

Trump said in that interview that Clinton "did some bad things", but ultimately the Clintons are "good people" and "I don't want to hurt them". Trump continued railing against the Times after his tweets about the canceled meeting. A number of analyses have noted that Trump's presidential effort was boosted by the news media's fascination with him. He also referenced both NBC News reporter Katy Tur and ABC's Raddatz without using their names. Read More

Trump to spend holiday in FLA, Pence in MS

Trump to spend holiday in FLA, Pence in MS

On Sunday, Trump met with two of his staunchest defenders during the lengthy presidential election campaign: former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. "Fallin, in some ways, would be a pretty good match since she has the experience working with the tribes here, and working with the oil and gas industry", said Johnson. Read More

Troops pause in battle to take back Iraqi Christian city

The diplomat spoke of what he called IS's feeble resistance shown in Mosul since the Iraqi Army and police forces, along with the Kurdish Peshmergas, launched an offensive on October 17 to retake Iraq's second largest city, which was in Jihadist hands since 2014. Read More

John Kerry confirms United States considering refugee deal

John Kerry confirms United States considering refugee deal

It will take time. Refugees on Manus Island may also be reviewed for refugee settlement in the United States , according to the Times. It is only available to those now in the regional processing centers. The news comes as the government attempts to push through legislation to place a lifetime ban on asylum seekers who arrived by boat after 2013 entering Australia , even on a tourist visa. Read More

Will Trump's Attorney General impact Colorado's marijuana laws?

Will Trump's Attorney General impact Colorado's marijuana laws?

Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Attorney General, and his decision is causing alarm among marijuana advocates and civil rights groups in the Bay Area. Pompeo said in a statement this week that no one has "yet been held responsible". Trump said on Twitter . The two began mending fences after Trump's victory when Romney called with congratulations. Messages seeking comment from Trump attorneys and a spokeswoman were not immediately returned. Read More

That's no snow: Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar

The chemical had discharged accidentally from a storage unit inside the hanger, and quickly spread. If there had been a fire, this system would've worked very well. The fire suppression system is created to fill the building with foam in order to stop the fire, but there was no fire at the building, according to authorities. Read More

Australia, US announce refugee resettlement deal

Announcing the much-anticipated move to get the offshore refugees resettled in a third country, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said priority would be given to women, children and families - meaning those on Nauru will be in the front of the queue, and the men on Manus at the back. Read More

Mayors of 'Sanctuary Cities' Say They'll Fight Trump's Plans

Mayors of 'Sanctuary Cities' Say They'll Fight Trump's Plans

Guerra said he recently spoke to incoming interim police chief Brian Louie to "make sure that we are out there reassuring the public that (police) are here for public safety". "You are safe in Chicago". To qualify, they had to register with the federal government, have a clean record and work or go to school. After the crowd dispersed, Hutton explained that the organizers hope to join with other student groups. Read More

Governor offers reward in North Carolina fires

Governor offers reward in North Carolina fires

Firefighters continue to secure containment lines and conduct burnout operations on the Party Rock Fire in advance of a strong cold weather front that will move through the area this weekend. These conditions include forest floors that are dryer than normal. Reinforcements have arrived from at least 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, she said this week. Read More

Gilmore Girls Revival Predictions: Our Wants, Needs, And Hopes For The Reboot

Gilmore Girls Revival Predictions: Our Wants, Needs, And Hopes For The Reboot

Most tragically, Emily's husband Richard has died, leaving her a widow in search of joy. "She'd probably be first violin?" "What a great opportunity to delve into a different form, to tell stories in a different way using beloved characters", Sherman-Palladino says. Read More

President-elect Trump to meet Japan's Prime Minister Abe

The meeting may be held in the president-elect's Trump Tower residence on Thursday evening NY time , Kyodo News reported , citing unidentified government officials. Donald Trump has suggested the United States could pull troops out if Japan does not start paying more for them. Japan has grown increasingly wary of North Korea as well as ongoing disputes within the region over the South China Sea, an important economic and strategic passage, which has been a thorny issues between the USA ... Read More

Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather

Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather

Heavy fighting broke out a day earlier in Mosul's eastern Tahrir neighborhood, where an IS suicide auto bomber disabled an Abrams tank belonging to the Iraqi army. ISIS believes ancient ruins encourage polytheism. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last month that Turkey was reinforcing its troops on the border with Iraq and would respond if the militias "cause terror" in Tal Afar. Read More

Australian prime minister got Trump's number from golf great

Australian prime minister got Trump's number from golf great

Joe Hockey , Australia's ambassador to the USA, reached out to Norman shortly after Trump was declared victor and the Florida-based golfer was happy to provide him with Trump's personal mobile number. But Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "I have recieved (sic) and taken calls from many foreign leaders despite what the failing @ nytimes said. One of our greatest assets is the more than million Australians who live overseas". Read More

Evacuation of New Zealand town cut off by quake nearly over

Evacuation of New Zealand town cut off by quake nearly over

The magnitude-7.8 quake that struck New Zealand's South Island left two people dead and triggered a small tsunami. New Zealand teams began evacuating Tuesday hundreds of people - including tourists - stranded in a coastal South Island town after a powerful quake cut off access to the eastern area. Read More

Philippine economy posts 7.1 percent growth in third quarter

Philippine economy posts 7.1 percent growth in third quarter

The government targets a conservative 6-7 percent GDP growth in 2016 and will need to expand by 6.9 percent in the last three months of the year to hit the top end of its target. "Robust domestic demand will continue to bolster growth in the near term". Industries saw 8.6 percent growth But services and public administration grew slowly to 6.9 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively. Read More

MA jobless rate falls to 3.3% in October

Despite the recent upticks, the unemployment rate in Tennessee is still down 0.8 percent over the past year. Payroll job counts are showing a significant slowdown in employment trends, he said, while residential surveys are indicating growing jobs numbers and a falling unemployment rate . Read More

Philippine economy posts 7.1 pct growth in Q3

Philippine economy posts 7.1 pct growth in Q3

The 7.1-percent growth brought the average growth rate for the first three quarters to 7.0 percent after hitting 6.9 and 7 percent in the first and second quarters, respectively. Peter Angelo V. Perfecto, executive director of the Makati Business Club, cautioned that robust growth can continue only with less political noise and increased focus on economic concerns and not just the war on narcotics. Read More