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Esty defends Gillibrand, calls Trump tweet a Esty defends Gillibrand, calls Trump tweet a "sexist attack"
- December 13, 2017

The shot many call "slut-shaming" came when Trump claimed the Senator "would do anything" for his money. ABC's Cecilia Vega wasted no time, leading off the briefing by asking Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about Trump's Tuesday morning attack on Sen. (more...)
Putin declares 'victory' on surprise Syria trip Putin declares 'victory' on surprise Syria trip
- December 13, 2017

When answering a question about filling the void in the Middle East left by the United States , Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "it's not about trying to fill a vacuum, there's no vacuum". "The credibility of Russian Federation will be at stake on the diplomatic front so it needs to have the support of regional powers like Turkey to make future peace work", noted Oytun Orhan. (more...)
Diego Maradona sings Bésame Mucho with Charles Antony in Kolkata Diego Maradona sings Bésame Mucho with Charles Antony in Kolkata
- December 12, 2017

The 57-year-old was supposed to unveil the statue in Kolkata at the beginning of the Durga Puja festival in September but his trip was postponed. The 12-foot high statue was unveiled in Kolkata during a charity event in aid of people battling cancer. (more...)
Dragon & Elephant can dance together: China foreign mantri Dragon & Elephant can dance together: China foreign mantri
- December 12, 2017

The ministers made a decision to hold the next trilateral meeting in China and the time and venue of the meeting would be agreed through diplomatic channels. Tackling Doklam standoff through diplomacy denotes good neighbourliness between the two countries. But substantial differences between India and China, mainly over long-standing border disputes, have snuffed out prospects of any real cooperation among the three. (more...)
Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Fired From Gaza Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Fired From Gaza
- December 12, 2017

The IDF said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from Gaza late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas terror positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening. The IDF said the Iron Dome successfully intercepted the rocket. Once, because it is responsible for the Gaza Strip, and any act of violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip is under Hamas responsibility. (more...)
Maine GOP senator says Roy Moore was never fit for US Senate Maine GOP senator says Roy Moore was never fit for US Senate
- December 11, 2017

Senior party figures saying they are sticking with Mr Moore. "I have stated both publicly and privately over the last month that unless these allegations were proven to be true I would continue to plan to vote for the Republican nominee, Judge Roy Moore ", Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill wrote in a text message to The Associated Press. (more...)
Israeli Army commander suspended for stealing apples from a Palestinian vendor Israeli Army commander suspended for stealing apples from a Palestinian vendor
- December 11, 2017

James Phillips, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, offered a different perspective: "President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem will reward a close ally and correct an historic injustice: the fact that Israeli sovereignty over its own capital has not been recognized", Phillips told The Daily Signal . (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency against criticism Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency against criticism
- December 11, 2017

Schiff said on Sunday that Comey's decision to disclose the status of an investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. (more...)
Snow and ice set to blanket Britain this weekend Snow and ice set to blanket Britain this weekend
- December 11, 2017

It will be a dry evening and night with some thickening cloud across southern counties with a low chance of some light snow towards dawn. One Twitter user wrote: Storm Caroline approaching, danger to life, take care our snowman has already been blown over and injured? 'Gusts of 60 to 70mph are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80mph possible near north-facing mainland coasts and across the isles. (more...)
'Time is of the essence,' United Nations official says after North Korea visit 'Time is of the essence,' United Nations official says after North Korea visit
- December 11, 2017

Tensions have reached alarming levels on the Korean peninsula after several missile launches by North Korea , including last week's test-firing of a new ballistic missile which Pyongyang said was capable of reaching the United States. North Korean state media earlier said current tensions were "entirely ascribable to the USA hostile policy". KCNA said Feltman acknowledged the negative effect of sanctions on humanitarian aid to North Korea, and showed an intention to strive for cooperation ... (more...)
IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel being built by Hamas IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel being built by Hamas
- December 11, 2017

Conricus said the tunnel was destroyed using a new system to detect, expose, and destroy tunnels. The IDF demolished a Hamas-built terror tunnel on the Gaza border, the second such incident in weeks. This is the second terror tunnel the IDF has exposed and destroyed in a month's time. Israel announced it was accelerating the creation of a new subterranean wall around Gaza in August. (more...)
Brexit: Davis admits there are no economic impact studies Brexit: Davis admits there are no economic impact studies
- December 10, 2017

But it also enables Britain to strike its own free trade agreements around the world, and that will bring benefits to the U.K., Davis said. MPs have been invited to read the government's analysis of the effects of Brexit but only with a chaperone, it emerged, as David Davis admitted that the documents did not include formal impact assessments. (more...)
Ukraine police recapture ex-Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili Ukraine police recapture ex-Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili
- December 10, 2017

Saakashvili had been taken into custody on Tuesday, but a crowd of supporters freed him from a police van and swept him away. That led to chaotic scenes and clashes between his supporters and police. He has staged a series of rallies calling for the president's resignation, but they haven't produced any visible impact. General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who says Saakashvili is suspected of assisting a criminal organization, said the opposition leader had been detained by police in Kyiv and ... (more...)
Cardinals: Stanton won't waive no-trade clause for St. Louis Cardinals: Stanton won't waive no-trade clause for St. Louis
- December 09, 2017

Stanton told the Marlins that he's now willing to accept a trade to three more teams. The Cardinals and Giants have expressed the most interest in Stanton, but St. However, it seems like a long shot to happen with them - at least at this time. The Giants had a deal in place with the Marlins to acquire the superstar slugger, but Stanton had other plans. (more...)
Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election
- December 09, 2017

Mr Trump Jr has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and during testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee on 8 December said he did not remember receiving this particular email. After this story was published, The Washington Post obtained a copy of the email Friday afternoon and reported that the email urged Trump and his campaign to download archives that WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. (more...)
Roy Moore Accuser Admits Altering Yearbook Note Roy Moore Accuser Admits Altering Yearbook Note
- December 09, 2017

Moore has denied the allegation and said he has never known Nelson. Nelson said that she originally met Moore when he was a 30-year-old deputy district attorney in Etowah County and would regularly eat at a restaurant in Gadsden called Olde Hickory House. (more...)
Trump to undergo physical and release details early next year Trump to undergo physical and release details early next year
- December 09, 2017

Trump slurred his words during a policy address Wednesday about Israel, inspiring media speculation that he may have had a dental or health problem. In a September 2016 television appearance on "Dr. Oz", Trump said he does not work out but considers his speeches to be exercise. "But I'd be happy to share any information". (more...)
Deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking to be March 31 Deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking to be March 31
- December 09, 2017

The Supreme Court will be setting up a five-judge Constitution Bench next week to hear pleas on making Aadhaar card mandatory for various social and welfare schemes. "Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been made a decision to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31.03.2018". (more...)
Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit
- December 09, 2017

In comments attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, North Korea also claimed high-ranked US officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo , have further confirmed American intent for war with a series of "bellicose remarks". US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham urged the Pentagon on Sunday to start moving US military dependants, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea was getting close. (more...)
Olympic officials: No discussions about U.S. not participating in 2018 Olympics Olympic officials: No discussions about U.S. not participating in 2018 Olympics
- December 08, 2017

According to a report, Nikki Haley , the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is reportedly saying she's not certain we should send our athletes to the Olympics . Olympic Committee spokesperson told NBC Sports on Thursday. The host, Martha MacCallum , asked her, "Is that a done deal - is the United States recommending that our team goes, or is that still an open question, in this environment?" The U.S. (more...)
Trump Jr. says he talked to Hope Hicks about meeting Trump Jr. says he talked to Hope Hicks about meeting
- December 08, 2017

He entered and exited the House Intelligence Committee hearing from a back door, avoiding the media, and nothing was immediately released about the discussions. As a general rule, of course, the privilege means that conversations between a client and his or her attorney are privileged and can not be revealed in Court or in any other proceeding of a legal nature such as a Congressional investigation. (more...)
Pizza Hut tests beer and wine delivery Pizza Hut tests beer and wine delivery
- December 07, 2017

The company has not confirmed the next cities that would receive the beer and wine delivery, McWilliams said. Pizza Hut is thinking outside of the pizza box in an effort to boost sales. A spokeswoman told Fortune that 1,700 out of Pizza Hut's 6,300 USA locations already have liquor licenses. As CNN points out, Pizza Hut would be the first pizza chain of that caliber to offer booze as a delivery option, as Papa John's and Domino's only offer family-friendly beverages on their delivery ... (more...)
Modi lacerates Sibal over Ayodhya case deferment plea Modi lacerates Sibal over Ayodhya case deferment plea
- December 07, 2017

This comes a day after Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal asked the top court for a July 2019 date for the next hearing of the long-standing Ayodhya matter, citing political ramifications owing to the general elections in 2019. In the order, Sibal's name featured as a lawyer for the UP Sunni Waqf Board. "Now, the Congress links Ram mandir with the elections. Congress should answer." the PM said. (more...)
Creek Fire forces mandatory evacuations affecting 100000 people Creek Fire forces mandatory evacuations affecting 100000 people
- December 07, 2017

Nicknamed the Skirball Fire , it was reported at 5 a.m. near Mulholland Drive, a five-minute drive from the Skirball Cultural Center. Thousands of people have fled their homes since the fires broke out on Monday . At least 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the scene. Southern California is suffering an outbreak of large wildfires , thanks in part to strong Santa Ana winds and dry conditions that are expected to persist through most of the week. (more...)
Singapore Airlines reroutes flights to avoid N Korean missiles Singapore Airlines reroutes flights to avoid N Korean missiles
- December 06, 2017

Last week, the North Korean regime tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) - the first such test in over two months - that could potentially reach any city within the U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speak to the press about the situation in North Korea at the White House in Washington, D.C. (more...)
December supermoon dazzles in the night sky December supermoon dazzles in the night sky
- December 06, 2017

When the moon is at its closest to the Earth, it appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than usual. Sunday night at its perigee, the moon will be nearly 50,000 kilometers closer than at its apogee, or farthest point. 3, 2017. This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky . The only so-called supermoon of 2017 was shining bright over the Borders as it set this morning, December 4. (more...)
Conyers will step down, endorses son to replace him Conyers will step down, endorses son to replace him
- December 06, 2017

Conyers told Mildred Gaddis he's confident in his legacy, despite multiple sexual harassment claims against him, and that his legacy will continue through his children. The group declined last week to call for his resignation, pitting its members against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said he must leave Congress. (more...)
Trump Deutsche Bank records said to be subpoenaed by Mueller Trump Deutsche Bank records said to be subpoenaed by Mueller
- December 06, 2017

Handelsblatt said the subpoena requested information on the bank's dealings with the Trumps, where Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner are also clients. "Look, this is about Russian Federation". Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 USA election and any possible collusion by Trump associates. (more...)
Kohli rested for Sri Lanka T20s, Bumrah in line for Test debut Kohli rested for Sri Lanka T20s, Bumrah in line for Test debut
- December 05, 2017

The Test squad has three openers in Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay followed by Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit. Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma - were also certainties just like spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja . (more...)
Woman discloses new evidence of relationship with Roy Moore Woman discloses new evidence of relationship with Roy Moore
- December 05, 2017

Trump tweeted early Monday morning that the "Democrats refusal to give even one vote" for the GOP's Tax Bill is the reason for supporting the much-maligned Moore. Moore vehemently denies the allegations. One alleges he molested her when she was 14 years old. In the initial aftermath of the report, Trump remained mum in public and his staff suggested the President did not support Moore because he was not campaigning in Alabama . (more...)
European Union leader optimistic of breakthrough in Brexit talks European Union leader optimistic of breakthrough in Brexit talks
- December 05, 2017

May and Juncker made no comment to reporters when they met at the European Union executive's Berlaymont headquarters for a lunch that diplomats and officials hope can seal a breakthrough that would open the way to negotiations on future trade relations. (more...)
Sub-zero weather bomb could bring snow storms Sub-zero weather bomb could bring snow storms
- December 05, 2017

An incoming cold front will stir up waves of rain shower for a good deal of the day. With moisture flowing into the region from the Gulf of Mexico Monday night into Tuesday , the region could seethe potential for a brief period of moderate to heavy rainfall Tuesday night into Wednesday . (more...)
Congress associated with evils of casteism, communalism: PM Narendra Modi in Rajkot Congress associated with evils of casteism, communalism: PM Narendra Modi in Rajkot
- December 04, 2017

I want to tell this youngster Shehzad- you have done a courageous thing, but this is sadly what has always happened in the Congress. The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) has, time and again, attacked the Congress Party accusing it of dynasty politics and feudalism. (more...)
Paul Pogba's ban may be extended for behaviour after red card Paul Pogba's ban may be extended for behaviour after red card
- December 04, 2017

Do I think the players think that? Yes. But we have the experience to get better out of a game like that, you know. A lot will hinge on Marriner's match report, which the FA will examine before deciding whether the player is deserving of a more severe punishment on Monday. (more...)
Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations
- December 04, 2017

Garrison Keillor , longtime host of the syndicated public radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion ", said Wednesday he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio after accusations of inappropriate behavior. MPR has said it received allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against Keillor last month involving one person who worked with him during his time hosting " Prairie Home ". (more...)
Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham
- December 04, 2017

In an editorial on Sunday, North Korea's ruling party Rodong newspaper said the US-South Korea drill was "an open, all-out provocation" and that it "may lead to a nuclear war at any moment". Throughout the training about 12,000 personnel will demonstrate wartime defenses and airstrikes on mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets. The Rodong Sinmun commentary said the aerial wargames show "the enemies' moves to start a nuclear war have reached a unsafe stage". (more...)
War-crimes suspect ingests 'poison' during court ruling War-crimes suspect ingests 'poison' during court ruling
- December 03, 2017

Five other defendants - Bruno Stojic, Berislav Pusic, Slobodan Praljak, Valentin Coric, and Milivoj Petkovic were also found guilty at the time, receiving sentences ranging from ten to 20 years. Sources close to Praljak as saying he died in a hospital in The Hague. It indicted 161 suspects and convicted 90 of them. A total of 100,000 people died and 2.2 million were displaced in the three-year war. (more...)
German Social Democrat not ruling out any options for new government German Social Democrat not ruling out any options for new government
- December 03, 2017

After suffering its worst ever general election result, the SPD declared it would not reprise its role as junior partner to Merkel and wanted instead to rebuild in opposition. We should talk about each of these options. Schulz fronts a party which is split evenly down the middle on what he should do next. Her attempts to form a three-way tie-up with the pro-business Free Democratic party (FDP) and the Greens failed . (more...)
Civic polls indicate farewell for Rahul, Akhilesh: Adityanath Civic polls indicate farewell for Rahul, Akhilesh: Adityanath
- December 03, 2017

BJP won only 664 seats with a win percentage of 12.22 per cent. Indicating EVM tampering in the Uttar Pradesh Civic Elections 2017, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh claimed that the "faulty EVMs" are responsible for his party's debacle in civic polls in UP and mentioned that similar thing had happened during Assembly polls. (more...)
Paul Manafort reached an $11 million bail agreement with Mueller's team Paul Manafort reached an $11 million bail agreement with Mueller's team
- December 02, 2017

The deal is subject to approval by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington, who ordered prosecutors Thursday afternoon to state their agreement with the proposed deal in writing. Manafort's appearance as required". The deal took weeks longer than the "48 hours" prosecutor Greg Andres predicted in a November 6 hearing, and came after both sides sparred over the extent and disclosure of Manafort's assets. (more...)
Parliamentary panel upset at pre-censor screening of Padmavati Parliamentary panel upset at pre-censor screening of Padmavati
- December 02, 2017

Other panel members reportedly grilled Bhansali, and said his movies tend to target communities and produced tension between them, NDTV reported. Sources said Joshi told the Committee that he had appointed a panel of experts to examine the film and provide inputs to the CBFC. (more...)
Kentucky woman helps with White House Christmas Decorations Kentucky woman helps with White House Christmas Decorations
- December 02, 2017

There are obvious comparisons between the Obama's official Christmas cards and the Trumps' first Christmas card. Nevertheless, Melania has been a busy bee decorating the White House for Christmas. New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window. The White House said she personally chose every detail of the decor. "Mrs Trump's impeccable style is seen in the beautifully understated decorations and give a great nod to the First Families that came before them", ... (more...)
Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
- December 02, 2017

Details of the cooperation Former national security adviser Michael Flynn intends to give to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and after emerged around noon on Friday as a " statement of the offense was release". (more...)
Opinions divided on 2018 USA renewable fuel requirements Opinions divided on 2018 USA renewable fuel requirements
- December 02, 2017

The agency will also require fuel companies to blend 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel for 2019, in line with the July proposal and steady with the previous year, according to the report, which cited an unnamed EPA official. "Biofuels are a critical component of the USA fuel supply, and today President Trump and the EPA confirmed that fact". "The EPA's on-time announcement upholds the statutory targets for conventional biofuels, which will provide much-needed certainty for hard-pressed rural ... (more...)
Russia Assessing Possible Outcome of North Korea Military Option Russia Assessing Possible Outcome of North Korea Military Option
- December 02, 2017

Speaking at the UNSC on Wednesday, Haley warned that North Korea's government will be " utterly destroyed " if a war breaks out. "And I think that they should have a clear understanding", says Gaffney, "that the cost the Chinese will face will rise inexorably, and quite acutely, if they don't take that step". (more...)
Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC
- December 01, 2017

On Twitter, the hashtag #earthquake was trending. The quake was first reported with a magnitude of 4 .4 and eventually downgraded to a 4.1, which could be felt throughout the capital of DE with reported tremors in Baltimore, Philadelphia and even as far as NY. (more...)
Deportee acquitted of murder and manslaughter in 2015 San Francisco killing Deportee acquitted of murder and manslaughter in 2015 San Francisco killing
- December 01, 2017

Defense attorneys have told jurors that Garcia Zarate lived on the streets of San Francisco after being released from jail, scraping together a living by collecting recyclables and scavenging for food. "He did kill someone. He took the life of a young, vibrant, beautiful, cherished woman by the name of Kate Steinle", she said. Garcia Zarate didn't deny shooting Steinle and said it was an accident. (more...)
Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settlers in Nablus Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settlers in Nablus
- December 01, 2017

During the hike, which was celebrating the barmitzvah of one of the children, the group walked near the Palestinian village of Qusra, located near Nablus , according to reports. "The detainees have since been referred to investigation by the security forces", the statement read. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said forces were searching for the suspect who fled the scene. (more...)
Argentine Navy ends rescue operation for missing submarine - spokesman Argentine Navy ends rescue operation for missing submarine - spokesman
- December 01, 2017

After contact with the San Juan was lost, the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an worldwide body that runs a global network of listening posts created to check for secret atomic blasts, detected a noise the navy said could have been the submarine's implosion. (more...)
Sheriff urges citizens to search their property for missing child Sheriff urges citizens to search their property for missing child
- December 01, 2017

It is only limited to Onslow County at this point, but it is still expanding. Authorities have blocked off a southbound lane on USA 17 while crews conduct their search. "Every second counts when a child is missing, especially after the cold night we just had". Your safety and finding Mariah are priorities for us. Several agencies are working together in an effort to bring Mariah home. (more...)