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Al Franken's resignation sought by prominent liberal groups, as new claims emerge

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

Influential liberal groups are calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign amid mounting claims of inappropriate sexual behavior which have stalled the Minnesota Democrat’s rise in progressive circles along with any talk of a potential 2020 White House bid.

More allegations of questionable conduct continue to emerge – The New York Post reported on pictures showing Franken appearing to grab Arianna Huffington on her breasts and buttocks, during a photo shoot for a magazine in 2000.

Source: DW

Iran suggests 'productive role' for France in Middle East crises

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Amid escalating tensions, Iran's president suggested France play a key role by taking a "realistic" approach to emerging crises. Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday told French President Emmanuel Macron that Paris can play a constructive role in the Middle East by taking a "realistic and impartial approach" to emerging crises across the region.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Macron rose to power campaigning, in part, on a platform to reinvigorate France's diplomatic clout, in light of decades of waning influence in the region since handing over its colonial holdings in the wake of World War II.

Source: Common Domain

What the ‘Weinstein effect’ is doing to office holiday parties

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

Firms are scaling back their year-end parties — shrinking budgets, axing alcohol, or even cutting the soirée altogether — as newfound awareness of sexual harassment brings dark ages behavior into the light, according to the annual office holiday party survey by the Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The era of the booze-fueled office holiday bash appears to be coming to a close — and the watershed Weinstein moment could be to blame.

Source: The Guradian

Congressman John Conyers denies he settled sexual misconduct complaint

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Michigan congressman John Conyers said he has not settled any sexual harassment complaints with any staff members on Tuesday, following a report that he had paid a woman over $27,000 to settle a complaint.

The Office of Compliance released the numbers amid a wave of revelations of sexual misconduct in the worlds of entertainment, business and politics that made its way to Capitol Hill last week.

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Gregg Jarrett: Roy Moore is not fit to serve in the US Senate and voters should reject him

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Assured there were others who said they had been victimized by Moore and were willing to disclose their similar stories, she finally felt emboldened to tell her story.

When told during the NBC interview that Moore denies he ever met her, she said quite simply, “I wonder how many ‘me’s’ he doesn’t know.” It turns out there are eight other women who insist that Moore either sexually pursued, harassed or assaulted them.

Source: Global News

Delayed flight to St. John’s turns into impromptu kitchen party at Toronto airport

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

On Tuesday night, a departure gate at Toronto Pearson International Airport turned into an impromptu party when two musicians en route to St. John’s led the waiting passengers in a rousing set of East Coast tunes.

It was only when the plane landed, that she realized how much that little airport gate kitchen party had resonated with people.

Source: NBC News

Why Alabama Young Republicans deserted Roy Moore

Wednesday 14:33 GMT

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct against GOP nominee Roy Moore have set Curtiss and many of her fellow young conservatives against the state party, which standing by its candidate.

On a Saturday conference call, the Young Republican Federation, which represents members across the state between ages 18 and 40, voted in favor of a resolution suspending support for Moore unless — and until — he can discredit allegations that he had improper relationships with teenage girls and young women decades ago.

Source: The Guradian

The right uses natural disasters to push through their agenda. So should the left

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

While quite absurd, this anecdote demonstrates an increasingly predictable phenomenon, one popularized by Naomi Klein in her 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: disasters are good for business.

In the wake of disasters, progressives have responded with a combination of mourning, material support, and debate about the structural inadequacies that led to crisis. Instead of using the next flood — or forest fire, or hurricane — only as a means to initiate conversation around climate change, progressives should be ready to deploy climate resiliency policy at the state and local levels.

Source: DW

Is Cambodia an autocratic state now?

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

"It is becoming increasingly evident to the world that the Cambodian government's restrictions on civil society, suppression of the press, and banning of more than 100 opposition leaders from political activities have significantly set back Cambodia's democratic development and placed its economic growth and international standing at risk," read a statement issued by the White House press secretary.

Source: NBC News

A nation divided under Trump

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Thirty-two percent of respondents in this poll said the country was better off since Trump became president, and here’s a sampling of what these people told our pollsters:. By contrast, 41 percent of the respondents in these “Trump Counties” said they were worse off since Trump became president.

A sampling of their voices:. The divide is stark: Trump supporters cite the stock market, Obama, and Christian values, while his opponents talk about racial animosity, the tweets and the risk of war.

Source: Fox News

Powerful Dem Rep. John Conyers hit by report on sexual conduct with ex-staffers

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Another sexual harassment bombshell is rocking Capitol Hill, after a report claimed powerful Democratic Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint with a former employee who claimed she was fired because she did not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”

Michigan Rep. Conyers, the longest-serving House member, reportedly settled the case in 2015 after allegedly making repeated sexual advances to female staff.

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
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Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
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Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
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San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
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The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
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Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
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Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
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The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
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Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
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Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
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Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
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Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
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CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
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How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

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