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Turkey congratulates Iraq over 'anti-Daesh victory' Turkey congratulates Iraq over 'anti-Daesh victory'
- December 11, 2017

In an address to the nation aired on Iraqi state television, Al-Abadi says Iraqi forces retook the last IS strongholds in the country Saturday. Iraqi army units marched through the main square in central Baghdad as helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead, witnesses told AFP. (more...)
Time is of the essence, says United Nations envoy on N Korea issue Time is of the essence, says United Nations envoy on N Korea issue
- December 11, 2017

They exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula and agreed that the current situation was the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today. The US State Department's special representative for North Korea policy will travel to Japan and Thailand this week for talks on efforts to build pressure against Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test. (more...)
Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria
- December 11, 2017

Delivering a speech for the servicemen in the airbase, Putin ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria. The air base has served as the main foothold for the air campaign Russian Federation has waged since September 2015 in support of Assad. (more...)
Handling of Dokalam shows importance of India-China ties: Wang Handling of Dokalam shows importance of India-China ties: Wang
- December 11, 2017

Ms Swaraj will also hold a bilateral meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Chinese foreign minsiter Wang Yi with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi . This is expected to be taken up by Ms Swaraj with her Chinese counterpart. Chinese and Indian troops were locked in a 73-day border standoff from June 16 when Indian soldiers stopped Chinese troops from illegally building a key road in a region claimed by Bhutan. (more...)
President Trump gives boost to Roy Moore at Florida rally President Trump gives boost to Roy Moore at Florida rally
- December 11, 2017

It also wouldn't make sense for one writer to have written the date twice. Breitbart News ran a story falsely claiming that Nelson "admits she forged" the yearbook inscription.* But that is not what Nelson said-she admitted she added the exact date and location in her own handwriting underneath the inscription. (more...)
Tillerson: Jerusalem Embassy Move Likely Won't Happen Before 2019
- December 11, 2017

Her letter shows frustration and anger felt by many career diplomats at the State Department who are being marginalised and forced out by Trump's administration. She said she was "shocked" when Tillerson, who stepped down as ExxonMobil CEO to serve as Trump's secretary of state, told department employees that advancing human rights across the globe "creates obstacles to our ability to advance our national security interests". (more...)
Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas next year
- December 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia in recent months has organized concerts, a Comic-Con pop culture festival and a mixed-gender national day celebration that saw people dancing in the streets to thumping electronic music for the first time. "Opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification", said Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad. (more...)
Erdogan says implementation of U.S. decision on Jerusalem will not be easy Erdogan says implementation of U.S. decision on Jerusalem will not be easy
- December 11, 2017

Protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, lit fires in the street and threw objects at members of the security forces who had barricaded the main road to the embassy. Trump said his defiant move - making good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge - marked the start of a "new approach" to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)
European Union to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States European Union to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States
- December 11, 2017

European Union diplomats are set to tell to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that their position remains Israeli-Palestinian peace can only be obtained through negotiations and that Jerusalem is not the capital exclusively of Israel . (more...)
FBI Director Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Republicans React FBI Director Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Republicans React
- December 11, 2017

Mr. Strzok, who led the investigation into Mrs. Clinton's email server in 2016, was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team this summer after an internal probe found he sent messages to a colleague that showed possible bias for Mrs. (more...)
Devastating Storm Caroline winds lash Scotland Devastating Storm Caroline winds lash Scotland
- December 11, 2017

Storm Caroline smashed into the United Kingdom this morning, unleashing "devastating" 90mph winds that have shut schools and sparked travel chaos. "The wintry showers combined with the strong gusty winds will likely cause poor visibility on the roads and therefore disruption to travel". (more...)
Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian's Abbas for talks Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian's Abbas for talks
- December 11, 2017

According to Palestinian officials, the USA recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and starting a process to relocate its embassy in Israel there are equivalent to siding with Israel's claim to all of Jerusalem. According to a short statement issued by the Egyptian presidency on Sunday, El-Sisi wants to discuss with his Palestinian counterpart the latest developments following US President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that sent shockwaves in the region and led to a flurry of ... (more...)
S. Korea, US, Japan hold missile tracking exercise S. Korea, US, Japan hold missile tracking exercise
- December 11, 2017

Seoul slapped similar sanctions in early November after the North's sixth nuke test in September. It is aimed at "practising tracking an object and sharing information on it among the three countries", said a defence official, adding, "It will translate into a measure against ballistic missiles ". (more...)
Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson added words beneath yearbook signature Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson added words beneath yearbook signature
- December 11, 2017

Nelson still says Moore tried to rape her in his vehicle and "pull me in between his legs". Later on Friday, Nelson's lawyer Gloria Allred said that the additions were made to "remind herself of who Roy Moore was, and where and when Mr. (more...)
Hurriyat leader Bhat sacked from party for meeting interlocutor Hurriyat leader Bhat sacked from party for meeting interlocutor
- December 11, 2017

It further states that the party leaders have made a decision to follow the programmes of united separatist leadership and asked Mirwaiz to contact the acting president in future for all programmes. A prominent Kashmiri separatist group, Muslim Conference appears to have split right through the middle after its top leader Abdul Ghani Bhat was reported to have quietly met Dineshwar Sharma, the central government's interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)
Two militants killed in J&K gunfight Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
- December 11, 2017

Around midnight army and special operation group of JK police launched an operation at Unisoo village close to Handwara. What began as a cordon-and-search operation turned into a gunfight when the cornered militants opened fire. He said the gunfight continued about an hour resulted into the killing both the holed up militants. Giving out the details of the encounter, Jammu and Kashmir' Director General of Police, SP Vaid tweeted that, "In Unisoo, Handwara all the three terrorists ... (more...)
Brexit: ¿cuál es el próximo paso en las negociaciones? Brexit: ¿cuál es el próximo paso en las negociaciones?
- December 11, 2017

Londres se ha comprometido a garantizar los derechos de los ciudadanos europeos residentes en Reino Unido, incluso después de su salida de la Unión Europea. Sobre la futura relación, afirmó que las exigencias de Londres darían lugar a un modelo similar al del acuerdo de libre comercio con Canadá, mientras que el presidente del Consejo Europeo consideró que los retos "más difíciles" están por venir. (more...)
Trump robocall urges support for Roy Moore Trump robocall urges support for Roy Moore
- December 11, 2017

Trump also sent a message to his base of supporters on his favorite social media forum to come to his rally, being held just across the border from Alabama, which in typical fashion he predicted would be a "Big crowd", and said, "See you there!" You know, the yearbook? "Pensacola is Trump country. (more...)
Man rescued with rope from sinking vehicle in MA
- December 11, 2017

A good Samaritan plowing out a church parking lot in Winchendon early this morning was in the right place at the right time to witness a vehicle slide off a street and into an icy pond. Firefighters told the man to stay put as Fire Lieutenant Andrew Harding put on a survival suit. Rescue crews threw a rope out to the man and instructed him to tie it around himself before pulling him to safety. (more...)
Sassa and Post Office agree on new social grants payment system Sassa and Post Office agree on new social grants payment system
- December 11, 2017

The 2-million beneficiaries who now receive their grants in their bank accounts via CPS would from January receive their payments directly from Sassa, he said. "Social grant beneficiaries must continue to receive their grants without any disruption", Masango said. "More than 5 million South Africans who receive their grants at the moment through electronic means - that is using a PIN number at an ATM, a retailer or other pay point - will be eligible for this special, low-priced account". (more...)
California wildfire spreads to tony Santa Barbara California wildfire spreads to tony Santa Barbara
- December 11, 2017

A press release from Southern California Edison Sunday morning said that customers may have to prepare for "the possibility of an extended power outage". I.V. residents reacted with relative calm to Sunday's outages, although a couch was reportedly burned around 4:00 a.m. on the 6600 block of Picasso Road. (more...)
Arizona Cardinals trail Tennessee Titans 7-0 at halftime Arizona Cardinals trail Tennessee Titans 7-0 at halftime
- December 11, 2017

After trading punts back and forth for the first quarter plus of the first half, the Arizona Cardinals defense allowed the Tennessee Titans offense to strike first. The Titans boast a lot of talent on the offensive line to make up for Lewan's absence. Upon review, the officials changed the spot, leaving Tennessee short of a first down. (more...)
Shelby: Trump won't be the difference for Moore in Alabama election Shelby: Trump won't be the difference for Moore in Alabama election
- December 11, 2017

AL.com: Roy Moore Tweets He Wants To Bring 'Alabama Values To Washington.' It Didn't Go Well . "Do it. Do it", Trump told the crowd. "We can not afford - this country, the future of this country - can not afford to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate". (more...)
Police link 4th freeway shooting to same suspects in Detroit Police link 4th freeway shooting to same suspects in Detroit
- December 11, 2017

Mike Shaw. On Westbound I-94 and Gratiot Avenue, a Chesterfield man driving to work was shot in the leg. Anyone who has information, who witnessed these incidents or whose vehicle was struck Thursday is asked to call MSP. (more...)
'Dangal' actor Zaira Wasim molested on flight, breaks down on Instagram 'Dangal' actor Zaira Wasim molested on flight, breaks down on Instagram
- December 11, 2017

Mehbooba wrote on Twitter. Shaken and in tears, the 17-year-old actor said in an Instagram video that a man sitting behind her repeatedly put his feet on her back and neck. "We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasimmm experience with another customer on board our flight last night. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour". (more...)
Pope Francis suggests wording change to the Lord's Prayer Pope Francis suggests wording change to the Lord's Prayer
- December 11, 2017

The chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Philip Anyolo to the Daily Nation that he has not yet received any official communication on the matter from the Vatican. Jesus Christ introduced the Lord's Prayer and asked Christians to recite it. From Aramaic to Greek and Latin and finally modern languages, it's easy for meaning to be lost in translation. (more...)
Moore accuser says she made 'notes' in yearbook reportedly signed by Moore Moore accuser says she made 'notes' in yearbook reportedly signed by Moore
- December 11, 2017

The inscription reads, "To a sweeter more handsome girl I could not say, 'Merry Christmas.'" It is followed by the signature " Roy Moore D.A." and the notation "12-22-77 Olde Hickory House". On one hand, they are targeting Alabama voters weighing Moore's credibility and character against the possibility of voting for Democrat Doug Jones or a Republican write-in candidate in a state Trump won by nearly 30 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in 2016. (more...)
OH woman burns down home while trying to kill bed bugs OH woman burns down home while trying to kill bed bugs
- December 11, 2017

A 13-year-old boy's mattress went ablaze when he tried to eradicate a bedbug by setting it on fire. The fire heavily damaged the five-unit building and sent three people to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. An ensuing fire caused $250,000 in damage to the five-unit multi-family OH home that hosted the fire. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with the costs relating to the fire at the building. (more...)
US Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote US Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote
- December 11, 2017

After pulling funding the Alabama Senate special election following the allegations of teen sex abuse made against Republican nominee Roy Moore , the Republican National Committee jumped back into the race earlier this month. I can't believe that a bill as important as this was pushed through in less than a week. Collins has said she might not support the bill if certain amendments are not included in the final version. (more...)
North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move
- December 11, 2017

Wang's remarks-part of a broad foreign-policy speech in Beijing-came hours after North Korea said a departing United Nations delegation had agreed to communications to help ease tensions. "At these meetings, our side said the U.S. policy of hostility towards [North Korea] and its nuclear blackmail are to blame for the current tense situation on the Korean peninsula", the report said. (more...)

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