16 December 2019


Mamata Banerjee Rally On Citizenship Act "Unconstitutional": Governor (167)
After Mamata Banerjee tweeted about a "mega rally" in Kolkata this afternoon, the Governor posted that he was "extremely anguished" at the "unconstitutional and inflammatory" act. All IndiaEdited by Deepshikha GhoshUpdated: December 16, 2019 11:04 IST Jagdeep Dhankhar described Bengal situation as "seriously compromising" the values of the constitution. New Delhi: Protests in Bengal against the citizenship law brought the simmering
Climate Change conference ends in disappointment (21)
Protracted climate change conference ends with ineffective results Senhan Bolelli | 15.12.2019 MADRID The 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) disappointed expectations with its final decision released Saturday after protracted negotiations among participating delegations. Talks were extended two days for the representatives of 197 UN member countries to agree on a final statement after official meetings of the COP25 on December 2-13.
Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull (16)
By Press Association Monday, December 16, 2019 - 07:07 AM Riot police have fired tear gas against demonstrators in Hong Kong, ending a short lull in protest-related violence. Police said early on Monday that they fired the choking gas after unrest erupted overnight in the Mongkok district of Kowloon. Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.
Senate Dems ask that Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton testify at impeachment trial (47)
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that drives a hard bargain on witnesses and documents. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. By BURGESS EVERETT 12/15/2019 07:00 PM EST More Chuck Schumer has made his opening offer to Mitch McConnell about the impending Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
US envoy Stephen Biegun slams North Korea remark as 'hostile, unnecessary' (18)
AFP Biegun said the US was 'fully aware of the strong potential for North Korea to conduct a major provocation in the days ahead'. Stephen Biegun, the US special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denucleasisation talks ahead of a year-end deadline.
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