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Ryanair pilots in Italy set to go on strike
- December 07, 2017

In a memo to captains and first officers in Dublin, the Irish airline said it would freeze promotions, cut cash allowances and move pilots to different bases if they supported industrial action during ballots being held this week. Pilots at a number of bases - including Dublin, London Stansted and Madrid - have rejected proposals from management around pay and conditions. A spokesman said it did not believe the Italian pilots would actually strike. (more...)
Singapore Airlines changed USA route because of North Korean missiles Singapore Airlines changed USA route because of North Korean missiles
- December 07, 2017

The airline changed the route back in July after a previous North Korean missile test, according to CNN Money . The closest shave was on Nov 29, where crew on at least three commercial flights from Korean Air and Cathay Pacific reportedly saw the North Korean missile in the air before it blew up near their location. (more...)
NAACP tells Trump to skip museum trip NAACP tells Trump to skip museum trip
- December 07, 2017

Dr. Amos Brown, NAACP Board member, San Francisco Branch President and native of Jackson , Mississippi agrees that the President should stay away from the museum's opening. He's calling Trump's planned attendance "an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement". Haley Barbour and William Winter. Representative Bennie Thompson of District 2 released a statement regarding news of Trumps invitation. (more...)
IAF says its F-35 stealth fighter jets fully operational IAF says its F-35 stealth fighter jets fully operational
- December 07, 2017

F-35 fighter jets fly over Israel in an undated photograph. The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program, estimated to cost almost $400 billion. The stealth fighters are operated by the air force's Golden Eagle Squadron, based in the Nevatim Air Base in central Israel. "I am confident in the division's capability to reach operational preparedness and feel that the pressure is positive and healthy". (more...)
Shooter down, 2 people shot at New Mexico high school Shooter down, 2 people shot at New Mexico high school
- December 07, 2017

The Bloomfield Police Department is asking parents to stay away from the school until further notice. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook that Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated. (more...)
Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit Czech PM wants European Union to withdraw migrants lawsuit
- December 07, 2017

The commission, the EU's executive body, accused the three countries of "non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation". However, the Czech Republic has accepted only 12 of the 2,000 asylum-seekers it had been designated, while Hungary and Poland have received none. (more...)
USA to maintain Russian Federation sanctions until it withdraws from Ukraine, Tillerson says USA to maintain Russian Federation sanctions until it withdraws from Ukraine, Tillerson says
- December 07, 2017

Moscow faces widespread allegations that it interfered in the USA presidential election and was behind a wave of destructive global hacking attacks. "Russia's aggression in Ukraine remains the biggest threat to European security", he said on Wednesday. (more...)
8000 strangers buy crumbling castle in France 8000 strangers buy crumbling castle in France
- December 07, 2017

According to the BBC , which has breathtaking drone video of the castle , thousands of people have donated at least $61 each to buy a future for it. But you know, that's just the reality of owning a sick piece of 13th-century architecture surrounded by stunning countryside and a attractive moat. (more...)
Former Governor Phil Bredesen Announces US Senate Run
- December 07, 2017

Bredesen said back in October that he had been mulling an entry into the race after several people urged him to reconsider his initial statements that he had no interest in running. Phil Bredesen (D) will run for Senate, according to two local newspapers , giving Democrats a heavy-hitting candidate for long-shot seat. U.S. Rep. (more...)
Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting
- December 07, 2017

Michael Slager (right) walks from the Charleston following a mistrial past year. The former North Charleston officer faces a possible life sentence, although federal officials have recommended far less. "He was not in a frenzy", Fishman said. Wednesday's hearing began with the prosecution cross examining forensic psychiatrist Charles Morgan III. Morgan said he felt that Slager had an above-average tolerance for stress and didn't diagnose him with any disorder related to memory loss. (more...)
Kumbh Mela on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage Kumbh Mela on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage
- December 07, 2017

About 2 million pizza enthusiasts had signed a petition to support Naples' application - while the head of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli had promised to give our gratis grub if the culinary tradition made the grade. The art, which promotes solidarity among women, is handed down through observation. Iran nominated Chogan, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, while Bangladesh submitted its traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet. (more...)
Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments
- December 07, 2017

The Antiquities Act does not, however, grant presidents the authority to diminish or rescind the monument designations of their predecessors. "And guess what? They're wrong", Trump said when he announced his decision Monday. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit hours after Trump's speech Monday. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Former President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears as a national monument last December over the objections of Utah's Republican political leadership. (more...)
Nepal votes in final round of historic polls Nepal votes in final round of historic polls
- December 07, 2017

The voting, which began at 7 AM and closed at 5 PM, was by-and-large peaceful except some minor incidents of violence, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasadi Yadav said. The House of Representatives consists of 275 members. The EC has arranged three sets of ballot papers-green for first-past-the-post (FPTP) candidates for the federal parliament, black for the FPTP candidates for provincial assemblies and light red for proportional representation (PR) system for both the federal ... (more...)
Trailer for Lynne Ramsay's YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Starring Joaquin Phoenix
- December 07, 2017

Here's what we had to say about the film when we caught it at the BFI London Film Festival back in October. It's been nearly seven years since her last work, the utterly devastating and stunning We Need to Talk About Kevin , and after on-set troubles derailed her last project, the still-completed Natalie Portman western Jane Got Her Gun , it looks like she's found an idea even better suited to her particular talents. (more...)
USA homeless on rise for time since 2010 USA homeless on rise for time since 2010
- December 07, 2017

The number of America's homeless increased for the first time since 2010 this year, according to a new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development . This year, HUD and local communities launched a more intense effort to more accurately account for this important, hard to count population. King County also ranks third in the number of unsheltered homeless - people living in vehicles, tents and on local streets. (more...)
The government shutdown negotiations are starting to careen off the rails The government shutdown negotiations are starting to careen off the rails
- December 07, 2017

The Office of Management and Budget is encouraging the House to pass a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown Saturday, when most federal spending authority is set to expire, adding President Donald Trump would sign it. Many Democrats - and a growing number of moderate Republicans - are calling on Congress to find a permanent solution before the end of the year for the 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children and received protection under an Obama-era ... (more...)
White House blames dry throat for Trump's unusual speech White House blames dry throat for Trump's unusual speech
- December 07, 2017

He took screenshots of Trump's signature on the executive order he signed at the end of his Jerusalem speech, and compared the signature to previous ones . "You could call it slurring or just a little bit of difficulty forming the words". Noah said. And, of course, a hashtag was launched. It was very freaky, even for Trump. (more...)
5.1 magnitude quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir 5.1 magnitude quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir
- December 07, 2017

This comes a day after a moderate natural disaster measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand causing tremors in the hill state and adjoining areas, including Delhi and NCR. The 434 km-long Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed due to continuous heavy snowfall in the region for the past 24 hours. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude quake was reported in the state. (more...)
United Kingdom electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum United Kingdom electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum
- December 07, 2017

It comes after a bruising couple of days for the Prime Minister who was forced to call off a deal with the European Union on progressing talks to trade issues following an intervention by DUP leader Arlene Foster. He believed the DUP had been spoken to beforehand about what was being proposed, but that the precise wording had not been explained and the Northern Ireland party "clearly thought twice". (more...)
Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark
- December 07, 2017

Asked about Rahul Gandhi's tweet that he did not appreciate Aiyar's words to address the Prime Minister, Aiyar said he could talk about it only after meeting Gandhi. While appealing to the people to vote for BJP , the PM said, "Nothing can stop me from giving back to the poor what belongs to them". Aiyar said it was the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who turned Dr Ambedkar's wish into reality and it was not correct to badmouth the Nehru-Gandhi family. (more...)
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) Chairman Sells $27767767.64 in Stock
- December 07, 2017

Benchmark Capital Advisors who had been investing in Devon Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.38 billion market cap company. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset holds 11,671 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. More notable recent Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Devon Energy: Oil Is Looking Green" on November 27, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Devon's Growing Tier 1 Meramec Opportunity" published ... (more...)
Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile
- December 07, 2017

Derrick Rose is coming back to the team after a self-imposed time away from the court. Dwyane Wade has been a starter for the majority of his 15-year National Basketball Association career, but the star guard fully is embracing his new role with his new team. (more...)
Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench
- December 07, 2017

The judge was due for his statutory retirement in March, 2018, but he suddenly turned in his letter of voluntary retirement dated December 6, 2017. The letter did not disclose the reason for the judge's decision. The letter also came at a time the National Judicial Council, which had been considering a petition sent against him, is having a two-day meeting which commenced on Wednesday. (more...)
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines
- December 07, 2017

The North's Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday the two officials had "exchanged views on areas of common interest regarding United Nations agencies in cooperating with North Korea". North Korea's decision to hold talks with a senior United Nations official, who is also an American citizen and former USA diplomat, presents a rare opportunity for both sides to sound each other out in the increasingly isolated North Korean capital. (more...)
Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back
- December 07, 2017

Barely more than a quarter of German Social Democrat voters have backed the idea of forming a new coalition with Angela Merkel before a party debate today about launching talks. "The SPD is needed for a just and innovative Europe", he said. The SPD will debate the idea of once again joining such a coalition at a congress on December 7-9. (more...)
Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby
- December 07, 2017

After about a minute of compressions, Bella opened her eyes and began breathing. I know CPR, but it just went blank. A Savannah police officer is credited with saving the life of a choking infant. "Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him", Adkins told the Post. Bella's mother, Tina Adkins, and Officer Eng have since been reunited, with the grateful mother praising the officer's life-saving actions. (more...)
Met √Čireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend Met √Čireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend
- December 07, 2017

And now Met Eireann are predicting icy conditions with up to 3cm of snow in some areas on Thursday and Friday. "Northwest winds will be strong and gusty". A Met Eireann forecaster revealed: "Southerly winds of 50 to 65 km/h are expected with gusts of 90 to 110km/h along coastal areas on Wednesday". A yellow "be aware" warning is in force for the southern half of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm as well. (more...)
Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics
- December 07, 2017

Those athletes, who would compete in neutral uniforms, would not see their country's flag or hear it's national anthem at the Games. "Why are our Olympians being banned from competing under the Russian flag and national symbols, if there is no state support for doping?" "Without any doubt we will not declare any kind of blockade", Putin said in televised remarks after launching his re-election campaign at an automobile factory. (more...)
Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US
- December 07, 2017

Hun Sen - who has ruled the Kingdom for more than 30 years - is presiding over what many have claimed is a crackdown against political opposition ahead of elections in 2018. immigration law if the secretary concludes it would have "adverse foreign policy consequences". The European Union has raised the possibility of withdrawing trade preferences which are vital for the garment industry that accounted for well over 60 percent of Cambodia's exports previous year. (more...)
Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims
- December 07, 2017

In October, Anna Hunter Graham accused Hoffman of grabbing her butt and making vulgar sexual jokes when she was a 17-year-old internon the set of Death of a Salesman in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter . From a few things you've read, you've made an incredible assumption about me. The conversation grew increasingly angry as it wore on. Eventually the audience started verbally reacting to what they were seeing; various people shouted in favor of both Hoffman and Oliver. (more...)

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