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Lena Dunham warned Hillary Clinton campaign about 'rapist' Weinstein, report claims Lena Dunham warned Hillary Clinton campaign about 'rapist' Weinstein, report claims
- December 06, 2017

Kurtzman declined to comment to the Times . And whenever journalists were close to reporting on his systematic abuse of women, we read about the extreme tactics he used to make his accusers stand down and kill those stories from becoming public. (more...)
Luxury Brands Win a Crucial Victory in Battle Against Amazon Distribution
- December 06, 2017

Without this protection, there is a risk that luxury brands would not have the incentive to make the investments necessary to develop high quality products and create the aura of prestige. By contrast, they are expressly prohibited from selling the goods online via third-party platforms which operate in a discernible manner towards consumers. (more...)
Opinion poll suggests neck-n-neck contest in Gujarat Opinion poll suggests neck-n-neck contest in Gujarat
- December 06, 2017

The Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 are headed for a photo finish, an opinion poll has found. The Congress party is certain about one thing, only matters concerning governance in Gujarat and failure of BJP regime in last 22 years should be debated", a party source said.In order to sustain pressure on Congress to clarify its stand, later in the Tuesday evening, BJP chief Mr Shah also tweeted in Hindi stating: "I demand that Congress party should clarify its stand on the double standard it is ... (more...)
#EndSARS: Senate orders probe into human rights abuse allegations against SARS
- December 06, 2017

The police boss also ordered an investigation into the alleged criminal activities of SARS, with the aim of prosecuting those found wanting in cases of human right abuses. "Senate ought to prevent and investigate corruption or misconduct by law enforcement officers and provide accountability for the exercise of their powers". (more...)
Atlanta mayor's race too close to call, recount likely Atlanta mayor's race too close to call, recount likely
- December 06, 2017

With the support of two of the nation's most influential Democrats, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as the current mayor of Atlanta calling her "his successor" Bottoms automatically seemed like a shoe-in for the job. "And what we said from day one is that this is about what we hope this city can be for our children's children", she added. A big question is whether an ongoing federal probe of corruption in city contracting under Reed's watch will encourage voters to take a ... (more...)
Trump's Lawyer Denies Reports Mueller Subpoenaed Deutsche Bank Financial Records Trump's Lawyer Denies Reports Mueller Subpoenaed Deutsche Bank Financial Records
- December 06, 2017

Kushner's company received a $285 million loan from the bank one month before Election Day . The Deutsche debts include a loan exceeding $50 million for the Old Post Office, a historic property he redeveloped in downtown Washington, mortgages worth more than $55 million on a golf course in Florida, and a $25 million-plus loan on a Trump hotel and condominium in Chicago, the disclosure shows. (more...)
Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Richmond
- December 06, 2017

He died on August 17, 2017. The Diocese of Richmond will celebrate Reverend Knestout with a Mass of Installation on January 12. In a statement, Monsignor Mark Lane, diocesan administrator, welcomed the news . Naturally, there is going to be the temptation of many Catholics in the Diocese of Richmond - is Knestout a liberal or a conservative? . "I know there's a legacy", he said. (more...)
Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST
- December 06, 2017

Southwest wind 13 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Parts of the area could see some snow late Saturday night into Sunday morning, although little to no accumulation is expected, according to AccuWeather. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Heavy lake effect snow is possible and travel will be very hard at times, including the morning and evening commute on Wednesday , according to the Weather Service. (more...)
College Basketball Predictions: Texas A&M vs. Arizona 12/5/17 College Basketball Predictions: Texas A&M vs. Arizona 12/5/17
- December 06, 2017

The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 22.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. For the Wildcats to be an elite team, they would either need their defense of years past to return or get more offensively from those players to become a high-powered offensive team. (more...)
Spanish judge withdraws warrants for 5 Catalans in Belgium
- December 06, 2017

The warrant was issued after the five left Spain for Brussels over a month ago following Catalonia's independence referendum on October 1. In a surprise move, Supreme Court magistrate Pablo Llarena said on Tuesday that individual warrants don't apply anymore because the alleged crimes were a group action, according to new evidence. (more...)
Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months
- December 06, 2017

The report said that past special counsels did not report such expenditures, and the expenses would have been incurred "irrespective of the existence" of the special counsel's office. Mueller's investigation has already charged four individuals with criminal wrongdoing. Last week, Flynn pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigators. (more...)
USA defence secretary Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight USA defence secretary Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight
- December 06, 2017

Talking about Pakistan's present state of relations with the U.S., he said "the USA needs to see our position through the prism of bilateral relations and not through the prism of Afghanistan". and Afghan leadership, according to reports. They then would return to their safe havens in Pakistan, where they have had a long-standing relationship with the ISI, Islamabad's intelligence agency. (more...)
Are Kohli and Anushka tying the knot on December 11? Are Kohli and Anushka tying the knot on December 11?
- December 06, 2017

The designer was spotted exiting Anushka's house last week, leading to speculation that he might design her wedding trousseau. The marriage rumours have been further fuelled by Virat Kohli taking a break from worldwide cricket, and has been offered a rest for the limited-over series against Sri Lanka starting December 10. (more...)
Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan
- December 06, 2017

A Gallup poll completed on Friday and Saturday as the Senate rushed to pass its version of the bill found that 29% of American adults approved of the proposed plan. In fact, FiveThirtyEight found that the current legislation to be one of the least popular tax-related bills since 1981 - even less popular than two bills that hiked taxes in the 1990s. (more...)
WH budget meeting planned with Trump, congressional leaders WH budget meeting planned with Trump, congressional leaders
- December 06, 2017

The bill is created to keep agencies open until later in December while bargainers address disputes over spending levels and other issues like immigration that have become part of Congress' year-end work. Because a two-year budget deal is expiring, the defense spending cap is due to drop in 2018to $549 billion from this year's $551 billion, while non-defense spending is to fallt o $516 billion from $519 billion. (more...)
China blasts Australia over Turnbull Government's foreign interference laws
- December 06, 2017

The announcement comes as a US investigation into alleged election meddling by Russian Federation continues, and follows Obama administration concerns about Chinese money and influence in Australian politics. The Chinese statement said Australian media reports "reflected a typical anti-China hysteria and paranoid" and "tarnished Australia's reputation as a multicultural society". (more...)
Who is Toff's ex boyfriend James Middleton? Who is Toff's ex boyfriend James Middleton?
- December 06, 2017

Well, with her sunny outlook and willingness to get stuck into every trial thrown her way, Toff won't be short of admirers when she comes out! "So why don't they f*** off then?" she asked. 'She bears a striking resemblance to her. "James really messed her around when they were together, so she went ahead and did Celebs Go Dating as a single woman". (more...)
Tributes to police officer killed in Wargrave collision Tributes to police officer killed in Wargrave collision
- December 06, 2017

PC James Dixon dead after the cruiser he was riding crashed into an auto on Bath Road close Hare Hatch at 13:50 GMT. A police officer killed in a motorbike crash yesterday in which a 91-year old woman also died had appeared on the reality TV show Road Wars . (more...)
Tillerson's Comments Rehash of Baseless Allegations: Iran Tillerson's Comments Rehash of Baseless Allegations: Iran
- December 06, 2017

Mogherini said she is set to discuss the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu next Monday in Brussels and with Palestinian President Abbas later at the beginning of next year. Since U.S. President Donald Trump's election, there are major differences between Washington and Europe on a number of key policy areas, notably the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has vehemently condemned but which Brussels is desperate to preserve. (more...)
PM Modi says Congress linking Ram Mandir to elections PM Modi says Congress linking Ram Mandir to elections
- December 06, 2017

PM Modi's Surat rally, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed by a day. Mr Sharma said BJP is not fighting these elections on the basis of development because they have failed on that front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 6 accused the Congress of linking the Ram temple issue with the Lok Sabha elections and attacked its leader Kapil Sibal's arguments in the Supreme Court for deferring hearing the matter till after the 2019 polls. (more...)
WH Mulling Private Network to Counter the Deep State WH Mulling Private Network to Counter the Deep State
- December 06, 2017

Several current and former U.S. intelligence officials have told The Intercept that the Trump administration is considering the creation of a private global spy network working independently of traditional USA intelligence agencies such as the CIA to circumvent its "deep state" adversaries. (more...)
UK Decided to Quit Customs Union Without Full Analysis: Davis UK Decided to Quit Customs Union Without Full Analysis: Davis
- December 06, 2017

Speaking about the sectoral analysis that had been carried out, Davis said that he was handed two chapters of an 850-page report, but didn't read them. However, he said that certain impact assesments may be done in future. When you have a paradigm change as in 2008, all the models are wrong. "We know not the size, but the order of magnitude of the impact". (more...)
Pope Francis: Keep 'status quo' in Jerusalem to avoid conflict Pope Francis: Keep 'status quo' in Jerusalem to avoid conflict
- December 06, 2017

Speaking after his catechesis to the crowds in the Paul VI Hall during the weekly General Audience , the Pope said "my thoughts go to Jerusalem and I can not keep silent my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the past days". (more...)
Sunni Waqf Board disassociates itself from Kapil Sibal Sunni Waqf Board disassociates itself from Kapil Sibal
- December 06, 2017

Is such thinking proper", the Prime Minister raised quations. Amit Shah said the Congress should clarify the statement made by senior lawyer Kapil Sibal for delaying the hearing of Ayodhya case post-2019 general elections . During the hearing, the SC rejected Sibal's plea to hear the Ayodhya dispute case after 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Supreme Court commenced the hearings in the Ayodhya dispute on Tuesday morning. (more...)
Nigerians Return From Libya Nigerians Return From Libya
- December 06, 2017

Among the returnees were 39 female, 97 male, two children and six infants. He also said the moment the immigrants were brought back to the country, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, would receive and ensure they were resettled. (more...)
US Interior Secretary Urges Size Cuts to More National Monuments US Interior Secretary Urges Size Cuts to More National Monuments
- December 06, 2017

One day after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to dramatically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his final recommendations for other monuments around the country, including Katahdin Woods and Waters here in Maine. (more...)
Rajkummar Rao And Shraddha Kapoor to Star Together in a Horror Comedy Rajkummar Rao And Shraddha Kapoor to Star Together in a Horror Comedy
- December 06, 2017

He said, "Super excited to be part of out-of-the-box, raucous horror-comedy!" Interestingly, it is learnt that in the film Shraddha Kapoor will be seen playing a small town girl with a mystery surrounding her character. "This is a great time for women in Bollywood", says Shraddha Kapoor as she graces the cover of a magazine. The yet untitled film, to be backed by Maddock Films, is directed by Raj and DK, known for movies like "Shor in the City", "Go Goa Gone", "Happy Ending" and " A ... (more...)
Exposure to air pollution can wipe out benefits of exercise in elderly Exposure to air pollution can wipe out benefits of exercise in elderly
- December 06, 2017

Previous research has found that diesel exhaust fumes, particularly fine particulate matter has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, and can cause a worsening of diseases of the airways, such as asthma. (more...)
Monetary policy: Defying govt's hopes, RBI keeps key rates unchanged Monetary policy: Defying govt's hopes, RBI keeps key rates unchanged
- December 06, 2017

The reverse repo rate - the rate at which the RBI borrows from scheduled commercial banks - was kept at 5.75 per cent. Naresh Takkar, MD and Group CEO, ICRA, said: "Although the CPI (retail) inflation for October 2017 (at 3.58 per cent) was lower than the range of 4.2-4.6 per cent for H2 (October-March) FY-18 that the MPC had forecast in its fourth policy review for FY-18, and the recent revision in GST (goods and service tax) rates would ease price pressures, certain inflation risks ... (more...)
Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Oversaw Interview of Michael Flynn Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Oversaw Interview of Michael Flynn
- December 06, 2017

White House counsel Donald McGahn told Trump that based on his conversation with then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates, he believed Flynn had not told the truth in his interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or to Pence, the source said. (more...)

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