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Has Kim Jong-un's top aide been executed? Speculation is mounting Has Kim Jong-un's top aide been executed? Speculation is mounting
- December 14, 2017

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he believes that if Hillary Clinton won last year's presidential election, her approach to USA relations with North Korea would be "more open-minded" than the Trump administration's. Speaking to Fox News, retired US Army General Jack Keane waned the North Koreans would hold talks but would continue their missile programme in secret. (more...)
French school bus in fatal train crash French school bus in fatal train crash
- December 14, 2017

Seven people are said to have been seriously injured. In what the authorities described as a "serious rail accident" on Thursday, initial reports suggested the bus was sliced in half. Witnesses travelling on the train told the local newspaper L'Indépendant they had felt a "very violent impact". France's national rail company SNCF sent a "sincere message of support" to the families of those involved. (more...)
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- December 14, 2017

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US To Display Evidence Of Iran Backing Houthis In Yemen US To Display Evidence Of Iran Backing Houthis In Yemen
- December 14, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has objected to the nuclear deal, which his predecessor Barack Obama championed as the best way to ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. The report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which was obtained by AFP, said the officials were still analyzing the information. A Saudi-led coalition, which backs the internationally-recognised Yemeni government, has been fighting alongside Yemeni forces against the Houthi militia for more than two years. (more...)
Youngstown State Student Arrested For Trying To Trade Chicken Alfredo For Sex Youngstown State Student Arrested For Trying To Trade Chicken Alfredo For Sex
- December 14, 2017

An Ohio college student is facing charges for allegedly offering chicken Alfredo and Sprite in exchange for sex with a teenage boy. According to police, the undercover officer told Maruna on several occasions that he was only 15-years-old. (more...)
1 killed, 21 injured in blast at natural gas facility 1 killed, 21 injured in blast at natural gas facility
- December 14, 2017

Central European Gas Hub, located in the Austrian town of Baumgarten on the border with Slovakia, is an worldwide trading platform for gas and one of the three largest gas distribution centers in Europe. "The explosion caused a serious fire that has been contained to several small fires". A spokesman for the fire brigade said a number of cars in the auto park had melted due to the heat and six buildings were on fire. (more...)
Income tax rises for people in Scotland earning over £24000 a year Income tax rises for people in Scotland earning over £24000 a year
- December 14, 2017

Tory leader Ruth Davidson said: "With Scotland's growth lower than the rest of the United Kingdom, the overwhelming priority in this Budget is to deliver a shot in the arm to the economy". Forecasts on the outlook for the economy from the Scottish Fiscal Commission will also be published alongside the budget for the first time. It said the outlook was "driven by slow productivity growth and exacerbated by demographic challenges". (more...)
Inclement weather affects flight operations in Srinagar Inclement weather affects flight operations in Srinagar
- December 14, 2017

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . He, however, said only one-way traffic is being allowed to ply on the almost 300-km highway the only all-weather road-link connecting the valley with the rest of the country. He said Pahalgam experienced the coldest night of this winter so far last night. Kargil in Kashmir recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius, Leh minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, Kokernag minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, Srinagar minus 0.2 degrees. (more...)
Beijing protests over potential USA warship visits to Taiwan Beijing protests over potential USA warship visits to Taiwan
- December 14, 2017

The Trump administration has been strengthening its ties with Taiwan - which it considers a cornerstone in US-China relations. Taiwan will fail in its efforts to get foreign support for its cause, the Chinese government said on Wednesday after a senior Chinese diplomat threaten Taiwan would be attacked the instant any USA warship visits the self-ruled island. (more...)
European Central Bank leaves rates unchanged at record lows, sticks with dovish guidance
- December 14, 2017

The purchases will be cut to 30 billion euros ($35 billion) from 60 billion euros in January and extended through September, and longer if needed. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. That's because inflation in Europe and the US remains lower than many would like and the central bankers are leery of startling financial markets that have been boosted for years by the introduction of newly printed money into the financial system through ... (more...)
European Union leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit European Union leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit
- December 14, 2017

Budapest and Warsaw in particular, have remained defiant . The quotas triggered sharp east-west division when they were adopted at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 as a way to ease the burden on Italy and Greece, which had more than 1.5 million people land on their shores in the last three years. (more...)
Japan says it and USA share stance pressure needed on North Korea Japan says it and USA share stance pressure needed on North Korea
- December 14, 2017

The issue of abductions to North Korea is a highly-charged one in Japan, which suspects dozens of people were kidnapped by agents from the isolated country. Japan's Prime Minister stressed the dialogue with Pyongyang should be meaningful, and aimed at denuclearization. "This is what we define as a useful dialogue that is necessary", Guterres said. (more...)
SCDPS to start up 'Sober or Slammer' campaign SCDPS to start up 'Sober or Slammer' campaign
- December 14, 2017

Troopers will participate in dedicated DUI patrols and checkpoints to identify and arrest impaired drivers, with the goal of ensuring everyone on the road makes it to their destinations safely. If you plan on drinking, do not drive. WisDOT also offers a free Drive Sober mobile app which includes a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and find-a-ride feature that uses a smart phone's Global Positioning System to locate alternative transportation. (more...)
New Jersey Elects First Sikh Attorney General New Jersey Elects First Sikh Attorney General
- December 14, 2017

But January is still a few weeks away and, as Murphy said again Tuesday, this is New Jersey, we come into this with our eyes open. "Gurbir has excelled at every stage and he is ready to help us lead". Before becoming a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Grewal also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY from 2004 to 2007. (more...)
Trump makes last major pitch for tax overhaul Trump makes last major pitch for tax overhaul
- December 14, 2017

They have two children and a third on the way, Trump noted as he introduced them. The $1.5 trillion tax cut, spread over 10 years, will likely satisfy that yearning. Both the House bill and the Senate bill would have lowered the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. The Senate bill does lower the rates for most filers. (more...)
Senate president plans to keep that job and become Minnesota lieutenant governor Senate president plans to keep that job and become Minnesota lieutenant governor
- December 14, 2017

Al Franken's seat in Washington, D.C. Fischbach now serves as Senate president, which puts her first in line to become the lieutenant to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton - a role she said she's "honored" to take on. DFL Sen. Dan Schoen is resigning from the chamber effective December 15 because of a sexual harassment scandal, and a special election is scheduled for February 12 to elect his replacement. (more...)
Pence delays Israel visit Pence delays Israel visit
- December 14, 2017

Pence was expected to address the Knesset on Monday and participate in a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall before continuing on to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. "West Jerusalem will be recognized as Israel's capital by the whole world as soon as the government of Israel recognizes East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state", the statement also read. (more...)
Ex-Farenthold Staffer: Rep. Was Verbally Abusive, Sexually Demeaning To Staff Ex-Farenthold Staffer: Rep. Was Verbally Abusive, Sexually Demeaning To Staff
- December 14, 2017

Last week, Rekola approached the House Ethics Committee with "examples of sexually inappropriate comments" and "emotionally damaging" actions by the Texas Republican. Farenthold's "f*cktards" comments to staff. "We accommodated him by giving him time to go to the doctor, letting him work from home, and roughly a year after he left our office, he came in and spoke with a number of my aides, delighted that the doctors had finally found out what was causing his stomach distress", the ... (more...)
Britain First's Jayda Fransen And Paul Golding Arrested In Belfast Britain First's Jayda Fransen And Paul Golding Arrested In Belfast
- December 14, 2017

Deputy leader Jayda Fransen claimed he had travelled to the city to support her at a court appearance for allegedly using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at the same event. "We are descending into civil war, Fransen said. If there is an offence she will be arrested like everyone else". He added: "The idea that she be prevented from speaking in my respectful submission is completely disproportionate". (more...)
Melinda McGillivray Describes How Trump Harassed Her In Her First TV Interview Melinda McGillivray Describes How Trump Harassed Her In Her First TV Interview
- December 14, 2017

It was unclear if Trump was referring only to the women who went on television Monday or all of the women who have accused him - a list that includes a former contestant on his "Apprentice" TV show and a former business partner. "So, I quickly turn to look at what this is". "He's standing a foot and a half away from me, so he had to reach out and touch me". "He knew what he did", the Florida native said. (more...)
Trump to make final tax pitch - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana Trump to make final tax pitch - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana
- December 14, 2017

Tax bills have already been passed by each house of Congress. Trump says Wednesday that a deal is "very, very close". The plan would slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to Trump. (more...)
Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea: UN chief Guterres Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea: UN chief Guterres
- December 14, 2017

China's relationship with South Korea has been testy since Seoul allowed the deployment of a USA anti-missile system on domestic soil, but that may soon change as the world's second-largest economy needs a few favors from its neighbor too. South Korea's President Moon Jae In is visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to smooth over rocky relations stemming from the North Korea crisis . (more...)
Undercover Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian rioters Undercover Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian rioters
- December 14, 2017

In the northern part of Bethlehem City, in front of Israel's separation wall, clashes erupted between Palestinian youth who threw rocks and Israeli forces who fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters. Medics on the scene said three Palestinians had been injured during the protests. It is worth mentioning that Israeli officers have also detained 367 Palestinian workers, allegedly for "entering Israel without permits". (more...)
American Tower (AMT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
- December 14, 2017

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AMT . The company has market cap of $222.52 million. They expect $1.63 EPS, up 10.88% or $0.16 from last year's $1.47 per share. RBC Capital Markets maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) on Thursday, June 8 with "Buy" rating. The stock of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 24. (more...)
Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself
- December 14, 2017

WNBC reported that Essex County prosecutors are determining what caused Imani McCray , 8, to kill herself in her Valisburg home on Sunday afternoon. However, she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. After video of Ashawnty Davis' encounter with her alleged bully circulated among peers, she hung herself in her home . (more...)
Israel strikes Hamas sites after Gaza rockets Israel strikes Hamas sites after Gaza rockets
- December 14, 2017

The Israeli military said it will close border crossings into Gaza beginning Thursday until further notice "due to the security events and in accordance with security assessments". Armed groups in Gaza fired over the past few days rockets into Israel without causing any damage or injuries. But more hard issues remain, and a number of previous attempts at reconciliation have failed.All institutions and public schools shut down in the Gaza Strip yesterday as Hamas-affiliated employees ... (more...)
Man gets death penalty in Dalit student rape case Man gets death penalty in Dalit student rape case
- December 14, 2017

Jisha murder case convict Ameerul Islam has been awarded the maximum punishment of death sentence. The court on Wednesday heard both the prosecution and the defence over the quantum of punishment. Ameerul escaped and was on the run for a few months, when he was finally caught by police in June 2016. "The court found him guilty for that". To mention the aggravating circumstances in the case, the prosecution also cited the Ramnaresh Vs State of Chhattisgarh case. (more...)
Aadhaar linking mandatory: SC reserves order for tomorrow Aadhaar linking mandatory: SC reserves order for tomorrow
- December 14, 2017

Attorney General K K Venugopal , representing the Centre, said the government was willing to extend the deadline up to March 31 next year for mandatory linking of the national biometric identifier to avail the benefit of various services and welfare measures. (more...)
After days of Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi heads to Kerala After days of Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi heads to Kerala
- December 14, 2017

He also said the Congress party was committed to setting up a Ministry for fishermen at the Centre and offered all help to fishermen to overcome the present crisis. Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted that he was at the Thiruvananthapuram airport to receive the leader, who is set to officially take over as Congress president on Saturday. (more...)
Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang
- December 14, 2017

For people determined to be "focus personnel" - a euphemism for those the government views as unsafe - their data will be collected regardless of age. Richardson said it is not. However, officials in the region claimed the scheme was meant to improve policies aimed at poverty alleviation. This, according to the human rights activists is a clear violation of basic human rights. (more...)

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