Nov. 13, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.

President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from her post, and could do so in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reported, citing five current and former White House officials.

The U.S. Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and money for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Israel carried out more strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket attacks on Israeli territory in the most serious exchanges of aerial fire since a 2014 war.

Georgia voters will wait until at least Friday for the final word on who will be their next governor after a U.S. federal judge ordered state election officials to review provisional ballots cast in last week's election.

India's top court on Tuesday agreed to review its ruling that removed a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a centuries-old Hindu temple in the southern state of Kerala, following widespread protests against the decision.

Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources said on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

United Nations human rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on Bangladesh on Tuesday to halt plans to repatriate 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that their lives would be at "serious risk".

The "Camp Fire" blaze, still raging in northern California, has killed at least 42 people and left 228 others listed as missing.

Amazon.com said on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City's Queens borough and in Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., ending a year-long bidding war for a $5 billion second headquarters that will now be split in two.

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Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for California, unlocking funds and other resources from federal agencies to help the tens of thousands of people affected by the deadly wildfires raging in the state.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that the destruction of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, a vital lifeline for millions of starving civilians, could trigger a "catastrophic" situation. Medics and military sources say at least 149 people have been killed in 24 hours of heavy clashes as government loyalists, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, fight to oust Houthi rebels from the Red Sea city.

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country's rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a "floating liability" and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock.

All students and staff abducted more than a week ago from a school in Cameroon's restive North West region have been freed, a leader of the Presbyterian church said Tuesday.

Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general announced Monday.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its annual "Singles Day" shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous years.

Jerome Corsi, a rightwing author and conspiracy theorist, has said he expects to be criminally indicted by Robert Mueller, the special counsel.

BBC

At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the young, beaming girl appears to show a loving scene. A closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. And now this rare, signed image from 1933 is going up for auction in the US. Alexander Historical Auctions estimates the picture, taken by photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, could fetch as much as $10,000 when it goes on sale on Tuesday.

China has said it is postponing its easing of a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn, following a wave of protests from environmental groups.

WND

The Israeli Air Force has hit roughly 150 terrorist positions across the Gaza Strip as of Tuesday morning, following the latest wave of 50 strikes.

A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yoga, saying it has "demonic roots" and warning Christians to avoid the popular activity.

Democrats are considering launching at least 85 investigations into President Trump and high-ranking officials, including the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and whether the president violated the Constitution's emoluments clause. Further, Democrats will likely seek information on the administration's family separation policy and relief efforts for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria.

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