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Day: November 19, 2016

Trump agrees to pay $25m to settle Trump University lawsuits
America, ENGLISH

Trump agrees to pay $25m to settle Trump University lawsuits

    Donald Trump agreed on Friday to pay $25 million to settle fraud lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars, in what New York's attorney general called a "stunning reversal" for the US president-elect. The lawsuits had dogged Trump, who denied any wrongdoing, throughout his campaign. They led to one of the more controversial moments of his run when he claimed the judge overseeing two of the cases was biased because he was of Mexican ancestry. The settlement was announced by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said it followed repeated refusals by Trump "to settle for even modest amounts of compensation for the victims of his phony university." Lawyers for Trump had argued against students, who claimed they were they were lured by false promises in...
Scottish and Welsh governments will have their day in Supreme Court over Brexit vote
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Scottish and Welsh governments will have their day in Supreme Court over Brexit vote

    The Scottish and Welsh governments will be able to intervene in a historic legal battle over the UK's decision to split from the EU, the Supreme Court announced on Friday (18 November). The move means lawyers from the devolved governments, led by the SNP and Welsh Labour, will able to address the top court as the UK government attempts to overturn a ruling from the High Court "Counsel for the Scottish Government and for the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain have been invited to address in their skeleton arguments the relevance of points of Scots Law, so far as they do not also form part of the law of England and Wales, to the determination of the present proceedings," a spokesman for the Supreme Court said. The High Court decided MPs must have a vote on the trigge...
Polar air mass brings snow to Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Polar air mass brings snow to Britain

    A polar air mass has spread across the UK, bringing with it the threat of freezing temperatures, storm force winds and snow this weekend. Severe weather warnings are in place across a swathe of the country with wintry showers threatening ice overnight and snow falling on higher ground in western and northwestern areas. Flurries have already been seen as far south as Exeter. The wintry weather is being brought in by a cold northwesterly "polar air mass" from the Arctic Sea, with clear spells allowing temperatures to plunge below freezing. © PA A snowplough clears a road over Grinton Moor near Reeth , North Yorkshire Yellow "be aware" warnings of ice have been issued by the Met Office for the Midlands, the North of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The area of low pres...
What foreign media thinks about PM Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move
Asia, ENGLISH

What foreign media thinks about PM Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move

    The foreign media has not stayed far away from the issue and many leading international newspapers have given their opinions on whether the decision to demonetise currency was a 'masterstroke' or a 'policy failure'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 announced the government’s decision to withdraw old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 and replace them with new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes with an aim to weed out black money from the system. While declaring the ‘bold’ move, the Prime Minister said people will be allowed to replace their old currency from banks till the end of December. The government also decided to put a cap on the amount of money that can be withdrawn from the bank in a single visit. The move received support from several sections...
ISIS leader reveals how he feels about beheading prisoners, the future if Mosul falls and missing his CAT
Arab world, ENGLISH

ISIS leader reveals how he feels about beheading prisoners, the future if Mosul falls and missing his CAT

    An Islamic State leader has given a startling frank interview about his life as one of the world's most wanted jihadis. Rachid Kassim, 29, has been linked to a string of terror attacks in Europe including the murder of a policeman and his partner near Paris and a Catholic priest near Normandy. He is believed to have run an encrypted app called Telegram which spread advice on how to carry out atrocities until it was cracked by French intelligence services in September. The French-born extremist has given an on-the-record interview for the first time toAmarnath Amarasingam, an academic based in Washington who specialises in jihadism research. He spoke candidly about a number of topics, including how he felt about beheading a prisoner. Kassim appeared in one of Islamic State'...