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Russian Federation temporarily shuts, evacuates Yemen embassy Russian Federation temporarily shuts, evacuates Yemen embassy
- December 13, 2017

Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen , raised the alarm on Monday, adding that though a Saudi-led coalition blockade had been slightly eased, the situation in the Arab country remained dire. Millions of Yemenis are struggling with hunger and disease, including the worst cholera epidemic on record, which has infected about one million people. (more...)
Binyamin Netanyahu Rips Turkey's Erdoğan a New One Binyamin Netanyahu Rips Turkey's Erdoğan a New One
- December 13, 2017

Several people reported temporary breathing problems as a result of being hit with tear gas, Lebanese television LBC said. There was no immediate comment from security forces. Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (more...)
Merriam-Webster Chooses 'Feminism' As 2017 Word Of The Year Merriam-Webster Chooses 'Feminism' As 2017 Word Of The Year
- December 13, 2017

Searches rose following the Women's March on Washington and other United States cities on January 21, the day after Trump was sworn in as president, the dictionary said Tuesday. " Complicit " which means "helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way" was also a top lookup throughout the year, driven primarily by politics - and " Saturday Night Live ". (more...)
MI police open investigation after girl, 11, held at gunpoint, cuffed MI police open investigation after girl, 11, held at gunpoint, cuffed
- December 13, 2017

The Grand Rapids Police Department said an internal investigation sparked by concern from the family was started the day after the incident. The Grand Rapids Police Department says officers detained the women and Honestie because it had not been determined if any of them were the suspect and officers didn't know if they were armed. (more...)
Almost 60 Countries Meeting In Paris To Talk Climate Change Almost 60 Countries Meeting In Paris To Talk Climate Change
- December 13, 2017

Leaders from almost 60 countries are meeting in Paris Tuesday for the One Planet Summit on fighting climate change. President Buhari signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the United Nations general assembly in NY on September 22, 2016. (more...)
Trump Jr's lawyer asks House Intel committee to probe interview leaks Trump Jr's lawyer asks House Intel committee to probe interview leaks
- December 13, 2017

Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, appeared before the committee in a closed session December 6 as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The letter says that Trump Jr. and his attorneys were promised that the interview would be "kept strictly confidential and not discussed publicly unless and until the full committee voted to release the transcript". (more...)
United States willing to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions: Tillerson United States willing to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions: Tillerson
- December 13, 2017

The Trump administration has held a series of high-level dialogues with Beijing this year, and USA and Chinese generals held rare talks in late November about how the two militaries might communicate in a crisis although US officials said the dialogue wasn't centered on North Korea. (more...)
Jared, Ivanka, and Melania All Managed to Botch Their Absentee Voting Ballots Jared, Ivanka, and Melania All Managed to Botch Their Absentee Voting Ballots
- December 13, 2017

The votes cast by First Lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump in last month's NY mayoral election were tossed out after the president's wife and eldest daughter made mistakes in their absentee ballots, NBC News reported Tuesday. Mail or deliver your ballot to your borough Board of Elections office". The president's daughter, Ivanka didn't get her vote counted. The report also notes that Trump himself sent in a ballot, and although New York officials initially told The New York Daily ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years North Atlantic Treaty Organisation prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years
- December 13, 2017

The Norwegian national said on Twitter he felt "honored and grateful" that all of the 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies chose to extend his term in the position, which he has held since 2014. "He not only did a great job of modernizing NATO and adapting its structures to the changing security situation", said Ms. von der Leyen, while Gabriel added that Stoltenberg had led the alliance "in a hard phase successfully and with a clear compass", speaking both about tensions with ... (more...)
Should You Buy Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) or Prologis, Inc. (PLD)?
- December 13, 2017

Zacks' EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Duke Realty. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.45 by ($0.21). (more...)
The 'Snow Bowl' could cost Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri a $500000 bonus The 'Snow Bowl' could cost Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri a $500000 bonus
- December 13, 2017

Visibility was practically nonexistent in the game's first quarter and New Era Field was covered in snow throughout a miserable day for both teams offensively. Those two misses for Vinatieri could hurt his bank account. He needs to hit at least 90% of his field goals this season to get it. With the win the Bills are back in the second AFC wild-card spot, but are tied with the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers with three games left in the season. (more...)
Sisi, Abbas to 'Use International Momentum against' Trump's Decision Sisi, Abbas to 'Use International Momentum against' Trump's Decision
- December 13, 2017

The two leaders had a prolonged session of talks on the latest developments in the Palestinian cause following a recent U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy to the city, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said. (more...)
Kevin Hart Talks 'Jumanji' and Opens Up About His 'Tough Year' Kevin Hart Talks 'Jumanji' and Opens Up About His 'Tough Year'
- December 13, 2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel to the 1995 film Jumanji . which starred the late Robin Williams and a young Kristen Dunst . She told Metro.co.uk: "In a fight?" When asked by Extra what he wants for Christmas, he said: 'Have I been naughty or nice? Speaking about it, The Rundown actor said, "It's been very flattering". (more...)
Russia, Turkey Unite to Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision Russia, Turkey Unite to Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
- December 13, 2017

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Monday any steps that pre-empt a possible agreement between Israel and the Palestinians are counter-productive and destabilizing. "We do not recognise this decision, we will not", he added. Territorial disputes have long plagued the relationship between Israel and Palestine with Jerusalem at the epicenter of the ongoing conflict. (more...)
Ahead of Jallikattu season, SC may refer law to special bench Ahead of Jallikattu season, SC may refer law to special bench
- December 13, 2017

Secondly, whether the object of the new law is in consonance with PCA -1967 or not, and whether the state can claim cultural rights or not. The Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated that the Constitution Bench would also look into whether the 2017 Jallikattu and bullock cart races laws of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra actually subserve the objective of "prevention" of cruelty to animals under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. (more...)
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb plans to run for governor Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb plans to run for governor
- December 13, 2017

Kolb also has called the minimum wage increase and paid family leave program "two crushing mandates" for small businesses. "We will be working collaboratively with our county chairs over the coming weeks and months to put together the statewide ticket that will turn our state around", he said. (more...)
SC to hear Centre's plea in Vodafone tax case SC to hear Centre's plea in Vodafone tax case
- December 13, 2017

The law ministry also told the court that the Finance Ministry has given the approval of Rs 7.8 cr to start the courts. The PIL sought directions to the Centre and the Election Commission to frame guidelines to decriminalise the electoral system and ensure inner-party democracy as proposed by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC). (more...)
Jharkhand MLAs organise Jharkhand MLAs organise "kissing competition" in tribal area
- December 13, 2017

After the lip locking competition, a controversy brews in the otherwise sleepy Jharkhand with the Raghubar Das government asking Pakur district administration to probe the kissing contest held at the traditional Sidho- Kanho Mela on Sunday evening. (more...)
Birth of new island could help search for life on Mars Birth of new island could help search for life on Mars
- December 13, 2017

At first, NASA scientists thought it won't last more than several months. "We have an eruption on Earth with an accelerated erosion because it's in a marine environment, but on Mars, that environment may have been very ephemeral", Jim Garvin , the chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said at a press briefing. (more...)
Arab league lashes out at Trump's Jerusalem move Arab league lashes out at Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 13, 2017

Tension has risen across the Palestinian territories since U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday. The statement cites information from the left-wing Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem which documents that "Palestinian residents of Jerusalem endure systematic inequalities, including an inequitable distribution of the city's budget and municipal services, routine denial of building permits that are granted to Jewish ... (more...)
New bride attacked by shark during Caribbean honeymoon New bride attacked by shark during Caribbean honeymoon
- December 13, 2017

The species is a nurse shark, which are not known to be particularly risky but they can get aggressive on occasion. "I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark bigger than myself latch onto my arm", Illig told the New York Daily News . (more...)
Barclays Says That Ctripcom (NASDAQ:CTRP) Has $62.0 Stock Target
- December 13, 2017

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -6.42%. About 7.23M shares traded or 51.36% up from the average. The stock of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. Japan-based Nomura Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.77% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -7.39% and sits -12.5% lower versus its 50 days moving average. (more...)
Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski: husband charged with murder of Melbourne woman
- December 13, 2017

The 53-year-old Avondale Heights man was arrested by detectives from the Missing Persons Squad just after 7.15am this morning. Dressed in a white T-shirt and sporting a thick beard, Mr Ristevski made no application for bail and was remanded in custody and will reappear on April 18. (more...)
Skirball Fire caused by illegal cooking fire at encampment, LAFD says
- December 13, 2017

The fire, which was 85 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon, scorched 422 acres since it broke out shortly before 5 a.m. on December 6, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. About 700 homes were evacuated at one point, though all mandatory evacuation orders were lifted by Tuesday, the LAFD said . The Skirball Cultural Center, Bel-Air Country Club, Getty Center, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and various private schools were closed as a result of the fire. (more...)
Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash
- December 13, 2017

Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter earlier in the morning. Trump's attack on Twitter came a day after Gillibrand called for Trump to resign as he's been facing allegations of sexual assault from before he was President. Trump contributed a total of $5,850 to Gillibrand's campaigns in 2007 and 2010 according to The Center for Responsive Politics . Last week Gillibrand was the first senator to call for Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid allegations that he inappropriately touched and ... (more...)
Dem Rep. Says Moore Supporters Posing As Reporters Are Harassing Her Office Dem Rep. Says Moore Supporters Posing As Reporters Are Harassing Her Office
- December 12, 2017

Mr Trump's support is at odds with much of the Republican establishment, who have distanced themselves from the 70-year-old Christian conservative. Whatever it was, the two-minute video of Nathan Mathis struck a nerve, traveling far and wide as a sort of emotional coda to a wrenching U.S. (more...)
Al Franken resigns from Senate over sex misconduct claims Al Franken resigns from Senate over sex misconduct claims
- December 12, 2017

Franken, who is generally liked and respected by his colleagues, was initially afforded deference as he battled the initial allegations against him. Throughout his eight years in office, he fashioned a reputation as a populist Democrat and fueled speculation that he might run for president in 2020. (more...)
Dutch model's father doubts her daughter's death was an accident Dutch model's father doubts her daughter's death was an accident
- December 12, 2017

Ivana was found naked on the balcony of a sixth floor unit in the same condominium, having fallen from the 20th floor. Local police believe the fall was accidental, but the teen's distraught father suspects she was pushed. DutchNews said police had also told the family that Ivana was intoxicated at the time and blood tests revealed traces of alcohol, ecstasy and amphetamines in her system. (more...)
SC adjourns hearing of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case SC adjourns hearing of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case
- December 12, 2017

The bench was informed by the NAB prosecutor that the case material it had asked for at the previous hearing has been submitted. The case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore High Court in 2014 and a bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justices Qazi Faez Isa and Mazhar Alam Miankhel is now hearing the case. (more...)
Tremors Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Test Site Likely Aftershocks Tremors Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Test Site Likely Aftershocks
- December 12, 2017

Satellite images show high level of activity at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, in north west North Korea, indicating that dictator Kim Jong-Un is building another tunnel for missile tests. These activities suggest the tunnel is being evacuated as North Korea builds on its nuclear potential, 38 North reports. Relations between the USA and North Korea have never been positive since the Korean War paused with a ceasefire in 1953, but they have taken a turn for the worse during the Trump ... (more...)

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