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Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail tickets'

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The move is seen as the final step in the power grab of Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's son who became the crown prince in June by sidestepping his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. Riyadh has been cutting spending while raising taxes and fees to curb a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices. The Saudi government has in recent years been pressing wealthy individuals to invest more in the kingdom and bring home some of their wealth from overseas. Lire la suite »

Transgender Inmate Sues Because Prison Won't Let Him Get A Mammogram

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The lawsuit has the potential to change how transgender inmates are classified by MA prisons and jails - which now assign prisoners to facilities based on sexual anatomy alone. "Anyone could imagine how horrific it would be to be a woman in a men's facility", said Jennifer Levi, director of the transgender rights project at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, the MA group representing the woman. Lire la suite »

Australians mourn death of celebrity goat with 1.7 million Facebook fans

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The pair's unusual antics, which have earned millions of views on their YouTube channel , made Gary an unlikely social media star. Jim Dezarnaulds announced the news to the dismay of Gary's 1.7 million Facebook followers. "Gary was just my best mate". Gary the Goat and Jimbo visited the Sunshine Coast on October 24 as part of their Going Troppo' Queensland Tour. "RIP to the maddest c-- in the southern hemisphere", another wrote. Lire la suite »

Verdun. Ils exhortent les sœurs d'un monastère à se convertir à l'islam

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Une fois dans la chapelle, "ils ont prié en arabe pendant les vêpres", poursuit l'homme de foi. "Ils se sont présentés comme des annonciateurs et leur ont dit: si vous ne vous convertissez pas, vous irez en enfer " rapporte le prélat. D'après le parquet de Verdun, " aucune violence n'a été commise " et " aucun lien avec le terrorisme islamique " n'a été établi. Les services de police ont été prévenus et les deux hommes ont été interpellés samedi 11 et placés en garde à vue au ... Lire la suite »

Kroger Company (The) (KR) Raised to "Buy" at Northcoast Research

RWC Asset Management LLP raised its position in shares of Kroger Company (The) by 78.8% during the third quarter. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $22.28, up from yesterday's close by 3.10%. Finally, UBS AG cut shares of Kroger Company (The) from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. The stock of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) earned "Buy" rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, October 12. Lire la suite »

Around 3000 Additional US Troops are Stationed in Afghanistan

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The number of troops was increased at the request of US Gen. John Nicholson, who heads the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan . Aside from additional troops , Mr Trump's plan also comprises an open-ended United States troop presence in Afghanistan , where his predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a calendar-based draw-down of American forces. Lire la suite »

L'Otan s'excuse après des "incidents" ayant offensé Erdogan

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En parallèle, la Turquie s'est rapprochée de la Russie avec laquelle elle coopère notamment sur le dossier syrien. "Je regrette l'incident qui s'est produit au cours de l'exercice de l'Otan au Centre de guerre interarmées de Stavanger", a déclaré à l'AFP le ministre norvégien de la Défense, Frank Bakke-Jensen. Lire la suite »

White House to submit $44 billion disaster request

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Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release. The White House request for more disaster relief after the hurricanes, Harvey , Irma and Maria , set up a possible confrontation over whether Congress must to find spending cuts to pay for relief even as President Trump pushes for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over a decade. Lire la suite »

AT&T deploys 'Flying COW' drone for cell service in Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria victims receive supplies and bottles of water from NYC Emergency Management Operations in the La Perla neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 10. A week after the storm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in charge of restoring power, which is usually the responsibility of the local utility. Lire la suite »

Florida Democratic Party Leader Resigns After Allegations of Workplace Harassment

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The Republican Party in Florida is hardly flawless - Senate Majority Leader Jack Latvala is facing harassment and groping allegations too - but Bittel appears to be the reductio ad absurdum of how Democrats like to paint Republicans. "It seems I've not been successful in that goal, and I will do better", he said. He's tight with top Democrats like U.S. Sen. An independent law firm began this week investigating the charges against Latvala. Lire la suite »

Man accidentally shoots himself, wife at East TN church

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Elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains got together for a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, during which they talked about the November 5 massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 25 people and an unborn child were killed. Lire la suite »

Mali the dog gets top military honour

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Sent through direct fire to search for explosives, he was hoisted up the outside of the structure several times and also skillfully detected the presence of enemy fighters. The way he conducted himself when it mattered most enabled my colleagues to achieve success in close combat, ' Cpl Hatley added. He received emergency treatment in Afghanistan before being flown home to the United Kingdom, where he made a full recovery. Lire la suite »

L'ancien ministre Mexandeau choqué de devoir payer son billet — Train

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La gratuité dans les transports SNCF, accordée aux députés honoraires et aux membres honoraires du Parlement, a été annulée en juillet 2017 par le collège des questeurs de l'Assemblée nationale . Il demande le paiement du billet (55 euros) et y ajoute une amende de 50 euros. "Moi, ancien ministre de Mitterrand, j'ai été traité comme un fraudeur, j'ai été humilié! ", s'est offusqué l'ancien représentant de la nation. Lire la suite »

Katy Perry 'rejected for Chinese visa' ahead of Victoria's Secret show

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According to Mashable , Taiwan is a Chinese "breakaway state" and is often barred from using its national flag in worldwide events. Her performance at a concert in Taiwan in which she wore the Taiwanese flag also created an outrage. It was speculated that she was unable to get her visa after a video of her squinting her eyes while holding up a Buddha cookie resurfaced when she announced that she would be headed to Shanghai. Lire la suite »

Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

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Apple is expected to sell the HomePod for $349, a considerable premium above Amazon's Echo , now on its second generation, which sells for $99.99 on Amazon , and the Amazon Show, which includes a display screen, which sets customers back $229. Lire la suite »