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Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine
- December 08, 2017

Pence is set to travel to Israel from December 17 to 19, where he is expected to address the country's parliament. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas issued a vociferous condemnation of Trump's announcement as a violation of "all worldwide and bilateral agreements and resolutions", saying the move would disqualify the United States from any future role as mediator in the conflict. (more...)
Trump's approval rating at 32% Trump's approval rating at 32%
- December 08, 2017

In October, the president saw a 34 percent approval rating. According to the Pew poll, 68 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of Republicans say they are at least somewhat confident Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. Just 32% of those surveyed between November 29 and December 4 approved of the way Trump is managing his presidency. Though the decline was not as steep, Trump's approval rating also dropped among adults 50 and older (from 47 percent to 38 percent) as well as among ... (more...)
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.20
- December 08, 2017

Synchrony Financial comprises about 3.9% of Westchester Capital Management Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest position. The firm owned 238,723 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 3,152 shares during the period. (more...)
China angrily denies buying political influence in Australia China angrily denies buying political influence in Australia
- December 08, 2017

The changes will make it much easier to prosecute foreign nationals intentionally interfering with Australia's political system, but some commentators fear they will have unintended consequences. The Australian government argues that Dastyari should quit Parliament for giving Huang counter-surveillance advice a year ago when he told the Chinese citizen to leave his cellphone inside his Sydney mansion while they stepped outside to talk. (more...)
Lawmakers Approve Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown Lawmakers Approve Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown
- December 08, 2017

That threat forced House Republican leaders to delay their vote on the short-term spending bill until possibly Thursday, pushing the federal government closer to the midnight Friday shutdown deadline. "The White House is supportive, but also I think that we recognize the ability of Congress to self-regulate", he said. NPR's Kelsey Snell has more from Capitol Hill. (more...)
Mobile US (TMUS) to Buyback $1.50 billion in Shares
- December 08, 2017

Sarbit Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in T Mobile Us Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.52 billion market cap company. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that T-Mobile US, Inc. will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year. (more...)
Minnesota woman sues after being bitten by leashed police K-9 Minnesota woman sues after being bitten by leashed police K-9
- December 08, 2017

The video shows the K-9 wander behind the dumpster. The dog's jaws were clamped around the right arm of Desiree Collins, a 52-year-old woman who happened to be taking out her garbage when the K-9 attacked. Collins' lawsuit seeks punitive damages, though a dollar amount is not mentioned. Right after the attack, St. Paul police helped Collins get groceries and change the dressings on the injuries, the lawsuit says, but police stopped helping her when they found out she had retained legal ... (more...)
Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting
- December 08, 2017

Hariri, a wealthy Sunni businessman with long ties to the kingdom, had denounced Iran during his resignation speech and said he was outside Lebanon because he feared for his family's safety. "Lebanon's stability is a priority to ensure stability in the region". Also on Friday, Macron and Hariri expressed concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with Hariri noting that it would "further complicate the peace process and poses a ... (more...)
Malaysia Heading Towards Next Wave Of E-Payment
- December 08, 2017

In addition, the central bank will also increase the current cheque processing fee from 50 cent to RM1 effective January 2, 2021. "GrabPay is built to help customers and merchants in emerging economies to go cashless and cardless."GrabPay can now be used at our partnering merchants", Thompson told Bernama on the sidelines of the Payment System Forum and Exhibition 2017 here today". (more...)
Did Trump's Teeth Almost Fall Out During His Historic Israel Speech? Did Trump's Teeth Almost Fall Out During His Historic Israel Speech?
- December 08, 2017

Late night hosts mostly fell into the Trump-Wears-Dentures camp, though MSNBC's Morning Joe , for instance, argued hard that Trump suffers from a mentally impairment. seem either not to know what his positions are or unwilling to actually tell me what his positions are". "Don't do it, guys", Noah said, then slurred: "He's very shenshitive". (more...)
Police Dashcam catches meteor streaking through the sky Police Dashcam catches meteor streaking through the sky
- December 08, 2017

Saturday, the Mays Landing-based police department said . The fireball was a bolide - a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash and often shows visible fragmentation, police said. Just over a week earlier, nearly 70 people reported seeing a fireball passing over the mid-Atlantic. Fireballs have also been spotted elsewhere in the US this week with multiple reports in Florida on Tuesday evening, according to Fox 4 . (more...)
Japan to buy controversial air-launched missiles with range up to North Korea Japan to buy controversial air-launched missiles with range up to North Korea
- December 08, 2017

North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile on a lofted trajectory. In the case of the latest launch of the Hwasong-15, which experts say can strike anywhere in the USA with a nuclear payload, North Korea used a mobile stand possibly to avoid detection, according to Panda. (more...)
ANC reacts to court setting aside Abrahams appointment ANC reacts to court setting aside Abrahams appointment
- December 08, 2017

But was there ever a chance that Zuma would sbe successfully prosecuted? The court ruled on Friday in the application by Freedom Under Law and Corruption Watch to set aside Nxasana's R17-million golden handshake. "We also asked [Abrahams] to provide these representations to the DA, so that we could satisfy ourselves that, in the event that [he was] to decide not to reinstate the charges, the grounds for his decision were rational and therefore lawful", said James Selfe, chairperson of the ... (more...)
Compare the Different Analyst's Ratings:: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) Compare the Different Analyst's Ratings:: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU)
- December 08, 2017

At 9:45 a.m. ET (1345 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 29.65 points, or 0.12 percent, at 24,210.29 and the S&P 500 was up 1.02 points, or 0.04 percent, at 2,630.59. Finally, Citigroup Inc lowered AngloGold Ashanti Limited from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. (more...)
Zim determined to revive economy Zim determined to revive economy
- December 08, 2017

The measures were also aimed at addressing current cash and foreign currency shortages in the economy, he said. Zimbabwe's new government promised to re-engage with worldwide lenders, curb spending and attract investors to revive its battered economy, as it launched its first budget since the fall of Robert Mugabe on Thursday. (more...)
Closings & Delays for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 Closings & Delays for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
- December 08, 2017

Below is the most up-to-date information the school districts have provided. Some districts will delay the start of school: -Wharton ISD will delay the start of school by two hours. With a chance of snow flurries on Friday, many parents and students are wondering if school will be closed. Eanes ISD - Closed Friday, Dec 8. Richard Melburn Academy Schools: Friday, December 8, Classes delayed until 10:00 a.m. (more...)
Woman who assisted police to raid illegal liquor outlets thrashed in Delhi Woman who assisted police to raid illegal liquor outlets thrashed in Delhi
- December 08, 2017

The victim is a mother of 4 children. The victim, in a video statement released by the commission, too said she was attacked with iron rods. The house from where the liquor was seized was barely a few meters from the police post, Maliwal said, adding that "such illegal business is flourishing on a very large scale in Narela in full public view and knowledge of the local police". (more...)
Nithari Killings: Death sentence to Pandher and Koli Nithari Killings: Death sentence to Pandher and Koli
- December 08, 2017

Sharma said. Both are to be taken in judicial custody, he added. This was also the third case in which both Pandher and Koli were convicted by the court yesterday. Pandher and Koli were charge-sheeted in 16 of the 19 cases, while three were closed for want of evidence. The Nithari serial murder case had sent shock waves through the country as investigation brought out gory details of how the victims, mostly children, were raped, killed , and then buried or ditched in the backyard in ... (more...)
Cops raid brothel, find skeleton of owner's hubby killed 13 yrs ago Cops raid brothel, find skeleton of owner's hubby killed 13 yrs ago
- December 08, 2017

The woman had reportedly killed her husband about 13 years back and dumped his body inside the septic tank of her house. Kamlesh and Sarita stoned Sahdev to death after he caught them in a compromised position. Police have not arrested Sarita for murder as they are still investigating the prostitution racket. Sarita and her accomplice, Ashish Kamlesh (43), were booked under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. (more...)
Rarest of Rare Discoveries: a Swimming Dinosaur Rarest of Rare Discoveries: a Swimming Dinosaur
- December 08, 2017

It wouldn't have been the first time that a dinosaur fossil was faked. Contrary to expectations, the scientists, the discovery of Ukhaa-Tolgod was a real fossil, the remains of a fairly large dinosaur with a very weird appearance, diet and lifestyle. (more...)
Zuma speaks out on Ramaphosa's shock Khwezi comments Zuma speaks out on Ramaphosa's shock Khwezi comments
- December 08, 2017

President Jacob Zuma has hit back at his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, reaffirming the rule of law after Ramaphosa said he believed Zuma's accuser Khwezi was indeed raped. The Presidency has released a statement in which it notes Ramaphosa's comments. "In our view, President Zuma would be clearly conflicted in having to appoint a National Director of Public Prosecutions, given the background. (more...)
Pakistan allows Kulbhushan's meeting with wife, mother on Dec 25 Pakistan allows Kulbhushan's meeting with wife, mother on Dec 25
- December 08, 2017

On November 10, Pakistan had said that it would permit Jadhav's wife to visit him. According to a Foreign Office spokesperson, an Indian diplomat would also accompany Jadhav's wife and mother during the meeting. New Delhi called Jadhav's trial farcical and took Islamabad to the International Court of Justice over claims that Pakistani had violated the Vienna Convention on Consular relations by not granting Indian access to its national. (more...)
Epoch Investment Partners Inc. Trims Position in Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)
- December 08, 2017

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Hanesbrands Inc.is Strong Buy, according to the average of 12 analyst scores. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 1,687 shares of the textile maker's stock worth $141,000 after acquiring an additional 1,247 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Brexit, Ue teme che cada governo May: "Accordo più difficile"
- December 08, 2017

In casa Tory, 19 deputati euro-moderati l'hanno sollecitata in queste ore a non farsi imporre la linea da "falchi brexiteer" e a cercare un compromesso sul tavolo di Bruxelles , riferisce ancora la Bbc . Preoccupazione anche in Irlanda del Nord . Questi i principi acclarati: nessuno Stato Ue deve pagare di piu' o ricevere meno a causa del ritiro, il Regno Unito deve pagare la propria quota degli impegni assunti e non deve dare ne' piu' ne' prima di quanto avrebbe fatto se fosse rimasto ... (more...)
Two killed in US school shooting Two killed in US school shooting
- December 08, 2017

The teacher had locked the door as he normally does and the students hid in a corner of the room. Parker says he's thankful his teacher always locks the classroom door. As authorities continued to piece together what unfolded at the high school, Martinez said the state education department would send $120,000 to the high school to pay for counselors, social workers and extra security in the wake of the violence. (more...)
Martial law may be extended for a year in southern Philippines Martial law may be extended for a year in southern Philippines
- December 08, 2017

What is the need for martial law? The opposition lawmaker made the comments after the military and police recommended the extension of martial rule in Mindanao beyond its supposed lapse on December 31, citing "significant violent activities" from extremist groups in the south despite the liberation of conflict-stricken Marawi City. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon vows to press ahead with 'broken' Named Person scheme
- December 08, 2017

Parliamentary rules mean the legislation can not proceed until a committee report has been completed. The scheme would appoint a named person, usually a teacher or health visitor, to be responsible for ensuring the welfare of every child. (more...)
Federal Officials Are Considering Whether Bump Stocks Should Be Banned Federal Officials Are Considering Whether Bump Stocks Should Be Banned
- December 08, 2017

The article stated that the NRA was the reason bump stocks were legal and still are legal. A bump-fire stock that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, October 4. Though lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill to the House of Representatives, Republicans shied away from a legislative fix and suggested a regulatory solution from the ATF would yield better results. (more...)
Religious parties to hold nationwide protests today against US Jerusalem move Religious parties to hold nationwide protests today against US Jerusalem move
- December 08, 2017

Also, huge number of security guards and personals have been deployed all around the US Consulate building in Karachi to stop any unfortunate incident. President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - a historic decision that overturns decades of United States policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East. (more...)
Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi to address 4 rallies today Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi to address 4 rallies today
- December 08, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at Congress by making light of the fact that cyclone Ockhi fizzled out over the Arabian sea before threatening to make landfall with Gujarat. In contrast to what the opposition leaders say, Mr Modi said, his government is working for the poor people and therefore undertook major policy programmes like Jan Dhan under which bank accounts were opened for the poor people and also brought in drastic change in the life of poor and rural women by ... (more...)

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