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Korea, China Not to Issue Joint Statement After Leaders' Summit Korea, China Not to Issue Joint Statement After Leaders' Summit
- December 12, 2017

In an interview broadcast by China Central Television yesterday ahead of his first state visit to China on December 13, South Korean President Moon Jae-in claimed that THAAD will not undermine China's security interests. Joint efforts by China and South Korea could have "good results" if they work together to bring North Korea to the negotiating table, he added. North Korea last month test-launched what it called its most advanced ICBM in defiance of global sanctions and condemnation as it ... (more...)
Supreme Court will hear Maryland gerrymandering case Supreme Court will hear Maryland gerrymandering case
- December 12, 2017

Benisek asked the Supreme Court to weigh in, and the Supreme Court agreed Friday. It means the court will accept full briefings and arguments in the case and issue a decision by June. The outcome of this case could essentially overhaul the American election process. The Pennsylvania cases are proceeding as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to set new standards for drawing political district lines. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement
- December 12, 2017

Brent crude futures LCOc1, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were at $65.07 a barrel at 0211 GMT, up 37 cents, or 0.6 percent from their last close. During the weekend, Kuwait's oil minister suggested that an exit from the supply-cut agreement would be studied before June. Gains from the cuts could also be undermined by rising output from the United States, which is not participating in the deal to withhold production. (more...)
Human rights situation improves: United Nations chief Human rights situation improves: United Nations chief
- December 12, 2017

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) assessed Colombia in September 2017 and noted in its concluding observations the lack of guarantees for the application of human rights due diligence by companies; the need to comply with ILO Convention 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples; and the need to guarantee the full functioning of mechanisms and registers established for land restitution. (more...)
Chinese rocket succesfully launches Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1 Chinese rocket succesfully launches Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1
- December 12, 2017

For the next week, Alcomsat 1 will maneuver to its orbital position at 24.8 degrees west. ASAL engineers will spend the next three to six months conducting post-deployment and in-orbit test phases before the satellite enters full service, ASAL stated. (more...)
Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before Liftoff Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before Liftoff
- December 12, 2017

A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. Gillies said the computer can hold a launch at any point up to the release of the launch pad's hold-down clamps, which is programmed to occur a few seconds after engine start. (more...)
Woman allegedly killed husband, lived with dismembered body for months Woman allegedly killed husband, lived with dismembered body for months
- December 12, 2017

TOWNSHIP, Ohio- The Summit County Sheriff's Office released new details in the case of remains found in Coventry Township over the weekend. Marcia Eubank was not home during the search, but was later located after the Summit County Sheriff's Department received a tip saying Marcia was at a Walmart in Green. (more...)
Johnson Meets President Rohani, Discusses Case Of Jailed Iranian-British Woman Johnson Meets President Rohani, Discusses Case Of Jailed Iranian-British Woman
- December 12, 2017

Still Johnson described his talks with Iranian officials on behalf of Zaghari-Ratcliffe as "worthwhile". Speaking in the Commons, the Foreign Secretary said he didn't want to give "false hope" about the fate of the British mum jailed on trumped up charges. (more...)
Police in NY respond to report of explosion Police in NY respond to report of explosion
- December 12, 2017

Fromberg said in a statement to CNN . NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill confirmed it was an attempted terror attack. The victims' injuries are said to be minor, but the suspect is suffering with burns and lacerations. Earlier, the New York Police Department tweeted that it was responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan. (more...)
Volunteers needed to place wreaths to honor veterans for Wreaths Across America Volunteers needed to place wreaths to honor veterans for Wreaths Across America
- December 12, 2017

Because of this contribution, not only is the public invited to attend, but also to volunteer and assist the Civil Air Patrol in placing the wreaths. Wreaths Across America was founded in 2007 after the Arlington Wreath Project, which was founded in 1992, drew enough interest to expand outside of the Arlington National Cemetery. (more...)
Heroic customers tackle man during alleged armed robbery Heroic customers tackle man during alleged armed robbery
- December 12, 2017

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Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes
- December 12, 2017

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UFC FN 123: Aljamain Sterling Posts Statement After Vicious KO Defeat UFC FN 123: Aljamain Sterling Posts Statement After Vicious KO Defeat
- December 12, 2017

After being transported to a local hospital for "precautionary measures", the Funk Master posted a statement on Twitter explaining that he was alright. "I'm okay for all those asking". Thank God for the win but way more importantly praying that Aljamain is fine and 100 % healthy! Must respect for him and his fantastic team! "They dimmed the one side of the cage and had the decision against the cage at an angle where it wouldn't be on TV". (more...)
Iran Nuclear Deal 'Rare Triumph of Diplomacy Over Confrontation — Zarif to EU Iran Nuclear Deal 'Rare Triumph of Diplomacy Over Confrontation — Zarif to EU
- December 12, 2017

In other words, the EU3 did not bring up the terms "suddenly" but rather as part of ongoing talks, and those talks didn't "fall apart", but Iran ended them unilaterally. "This would repeat the very dynamics that preceded the nuclear deal". Trump announced that he would not certify Iran's compliance with the deal. For his part, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged his USA counterpart to brush up on world history and geography in order to improve his understanding of worldwide obligations ... (more...)
Baby boy signs for help while sitting with Santa Baby boy signs for help while sitting with Santa
- December 12, 2017

The photo has captured so much attention, she shares it on Facebook every year. He's also making the sign for "Help"! The amusing photo launched a debate among sign language experts about the proper way to sign. "That works, too", Spencer wrote. Spencer responded to one comment on Twitter and said, "I picked him right up, don't worry". "In baby sign you go with what they do". (more...)
New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct
- December 12, 2017

He said he was "dismayed" at The New Yorker's decision. As of Monday afternoon, Lizza's staff biography on the New Yorker's website had been converted to the past tense . Spokespeople for the network did not immediately return a request for comment. "We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza", the statement reads. (more...)
Archaeologists uncover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor Archaeologists uncover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor
- December 12, 2017

The Ministry of Antiquities said the tombs, located in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor's west bank, had been noted by German archaeologist Frederica Kampp in 1990s and were either unexcavated or had never been entered. The tomb has two feast scenes, one of which depicts a man (likely the deceased's brother) giving offerings and flowers to the deceased and his wife. The mummy discovered in the Luxor tomb Kampp 150. (more...)
Nepal Government to be formed by alliance of Maoists and communists Nepal Government to be formed by alliance of Maoists and communists
- December 12, 2017

Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a near-decade long transition after 10-year civil war toppled the country's monarchy in 2006. They are the first elections held under the country's new federal constitution, which was finally adopted in 2015 nine years after the end of the conflict and mandates a sweeping overhaul of the political system devolving power from the centre to the seven provinces. (more...)
Spain seizes art from Catalan museum amid protests Spain seizes art from Catalan museum amid protests
- December 11, 2017

The dispute dates back to the Eighties when, after moving their order to Barcelona, the nuns struck a deal with the Catalan government for the sale of the pieces, which include medieval sarcophagi, 16th century alabaster reliefs and 18th century paintings. (more...)
Thomas fire creating its own weather, expert says Thomas fire creating its own weather, expert says
- December 11, 2017

Surah Yasharal and Yaaqub Yoshua were at the shelter with their two toddlers, stuck there since arriving by Greyhound bus from Florida on Friday. Walters says the White House "continues to closely monitor the situation" and is urging "anyone ordered to evacuate during a wildfire , do so immediately and listen to your local and state officials". (more...)
LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Receives Outperform Rating from William Blair LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Receives Outperform Rating from William Blair
- December 11, 2017

Blair William & Co Il reported 0% in LHC Group , Inc. The Ameriprise Financial Inc holds 578,956 shares with $39.31 million value, up from 542,738 last quarter. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating . Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $71.0 target. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. (more...)
Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem
- December 11, 2017

France said the status of Jerusalem could only be worked out in a final settlement between Israelis and Palestinians to their decades-old disputes. About 20 were lightly wounded. Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, had called for a "day of rage" and its leader Ismail Haniya for the start of a new intifada, or uprising. (more...)
Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programed' Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programed'
- December 11, 2017

The former Facebook exec told the audience to go look through the database of "shitty, useless, idiotic" tech companies "that have gotten funding" over initiatives like "climate change". Parker wet on to say that Facebook is a "social-validation feedback loop" and said that "Facebook is exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology". (more...)
Pentagon says transgender people can enlist starting in January, after court order Pentagon says transgender people can enlist starting in January, after court order
- December 11, 2017

Kollar-Kotelly's previously issued an injunction in October that barred the Pentagon from implementing the ban and kept in place the Obama-era policy until the legal fight over whether the ban is constitutional is resolved in the courts. Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban on transgender service members, allowing them to serve openly in the military. "The military has studied this issue extensively and determined that permitting qualified transgender people to enlist and ... (more...)
Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. Has $4.84 Million Position in Cintas Corporation (CTAS)
- December 11, 2017

Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natixis reported 72,893 shares. If the $163.17 PT is reached, the company will be worth $505.23M more. D E Shaw And holds 0.01% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) or 43,609 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 8,034 shares. Therefore 23% are positive. (more...)
Suspect in Savanna Greywind murder case pleads guilty to all charges Suspect in Savanna Greywind murder case pleads guilty to all charges
- December 11, 2017

Crews also pleaded guilty to kidnapping LaFontaine-Greywind's newborn daughter and giving false information to law enforcement. Thirty-eight-year-old Brooke Crews appeared briefly in Cass County District Court briefly Monday. He's scheduled for trial in March. Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick, whose office is prosecuting the case, declined to provide additional details about Crews' case since Hoehn's case must still be tried. (more...)
Site C dam goes ahead, cost up to $10.7 billion Site C dam goes ahead, cost up to $10.7 billion
- December 11, 2017

Horgan's announcement will be preceded by an hour-long "lock-up" style technical briefing for media with government staff, the premier's office said. "But to cancel it now would add billions to the province's debt - putting at risk our ability to deliver housing, child care, schools and hospitals across B.C. (more...)
United Kingdom investment analysts suggest 'meat tax' looks United Kingdom investment analysts suggest 'meat tax' looks "inevitable"
- December 11, 2017

Livestock also drive other problems, such as water pollution and antibiotic resistance. An analysis on meat taxes last night found a 40 per cent levy on beef, 20 per cent on dairy products and 8.5 per cent on chicken would save half a million lives a year and slash climate warming emissions. (more...)
Caseys General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Position Lifted by Janus Henderson Group PLC Caseys General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Position Lifted by Janus Henderson Group PLC
- December 11, 2017

Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,825,662 shares of the company's stock worth $199,819,000 after buying an additional 309,263 shares in the last quarter. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.35, from 0.77 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 28 investors sold CASY shares while 90 reduced holdings. (more...)
The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) EVP Joseph R. Martinetto Sells 94988 Shares
- December 11, 2017

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW ) has risen 32.11% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500. Black Creek Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Grifols S A (GRFS) by 51.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)

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