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Senator questions changes made to Comey's 2016 statement on Clinton email probe Senator questions changes made to Comey's 2016 statement on Clinton email probe
- December 15, 2017

Additionally, the original Comey draft said that Clinton's server had " reasonably likely " been comprised by foreign governments, whereas the final draft merely said the server had "possibly" been compromised. The July 5,2016 statement by James Comey declining to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information never passed the smell test. (more...)
No breakthroughs for India from WTO MC11 No breakthroughs for India from WTO MC11
- December 15, 2017

From the start, there were low expectations about what could be achieved at the biennial conference in Buenos Aires . The emergence of a coalition willing to press ahead with e-commerce, despite others' reservations, reinforces a trend toward the fragmentation of WTO negotiations and away from the global "rounds" that ran out of steam in Doha. (more...)
Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Syria Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Syria
- December 15, 2017

Some were welcomed by small crowds holding patriotic banners in ceremonies with Soviet-era music in the background. In the televised speech, Mr Putin said he had ordered the withdrawal of a "significant part" of the Russian force from Syria . (more...)
Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire
- December 15, 2017

Firefighters were confident they would be able to get a line around the fire by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. The unnamed man was an engineer with Cal Fire and based in San Diego. " He is survived by his wife, Ashley, who is pregnant, and their two-year-old daughter, Evie; mother, Denise Butler; stepfather, Scott Butler; and father, Craig Iverson ". (more...)
Islamic State got USA weapons meant for Syrian rebels Islamic State got USA weapons meant for Syrian rebels
- December 15, 2017

But, CAR also pointed out that the US was responsible for manufacturing only a small percentage of weapons - 2 percent - recovered from ISIS in the region (Iraq and Syria). "Iraq and Syria have seen IS forces use large numbers of weapons, supplied by states such as Saudi Arabia and the United States, against the various global anti-IS coalitions that the two states support", said vehicle. (more...)
Court Rules Russian Ex-Minister of Economic Development Ulyukaev Guilty of Graft Court Rules Russian Ex-Minister of Economic Development Ulyukaev Guilty of Graft
- December 15, 2017

Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin , said on Friday that a court's guilty verdict for ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a bribery case was groundless. (more...)
Netanyahu finishes seventh round of police questioning in graft probe Netanyahu finishes seventh round of police questioning in graft probe
- December 15, 2017

It is still unclear whether this will be the final questioning session before the police conclude the investigation and announce whether they recommend to indict Netanyahu. He has denied wrongdoing in both cases. An Associated Press cameraman filmed police entering Netanyahu's residence Friday. "There were code words for champagne and cigars", she was quoted as saying. (more...)
NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US NY bombing suspect reportedly posted Trump 'failed to protect' US
- December 15, 2017

On Facebook the morning of the attack, authorities say Ullah posted a statement: "Trump you failed to protect your nation". Ullah reportedly told police he was inspired by the Islamic State extremist group, wanted to avenge U.S. "Ullah admitted that he began researching how to build bombs about a year ago, and had been planning this particular attack for several weeks", Kim told reporters. (more...)
WADA says lab data could reopen, start new doping cases WADA says lab data could reopen, start new doping cases
- December 15, 2017

Rodchenkov's presence in the United States "is not a positive for us, it's a negative". "What are they doing with him there?" What kind of substances is he given so that he says what is required. Younger said in a statement that the database, known officially as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), could help identify Russian doping offenders first implicated in reports by Richard McLaren. (more...)
Moscow, Cairo work to resume direct flights in February - minister Moscow, Cairo work to resume direct flights in February - minister
- December 15, 2017

Russian Federation is prepared to resume direct air services with Egypt, President Vadimir Putin announced after meeting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Tourism revenues make up 11.5 percent of the total national GDP of Egypt, according to the ministry of tourism, and it is estimated the suspension cost Egypt's tourism industry $4 million per day. (more...)
President Trump makes moon missions NASA's near-term goal President Trump makes moon missions NASA's near-term goal
- December 15, 2017

President Trump wants to put U.S. astronauts back on the moon for the first time in 45 years. Of course, Trump isn't the first president since the Apollo missions to voice aspirations to visit the moon and beyond. "And perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond", Trump said. Both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush gave lofty speeches about space exploration, and President Obama promised a "journey to Mars". (more...)
China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties
- December 15, 2017

Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Tillerson is to attend a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on North Korea in NY on Friday at which he plans to urge countries to maintain a US-led campaign to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its weapons programs through sanctions. (more...)
Carol singers' vehicle set on fire in Satna — Madhya Pradesh Carol singers' vehicle set on fire in Satna — Madhya Pradesh
- December 15, 2017

Verghese denied any attempt at religious conversion. A group of priests and seminarians, reportedly singing Christmas carols in Satna town of Madhya Pradesh, was detained by police late Thursday after a right-wing group accused them of forced conversion. (more...)
SC chides NAB over reopening Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference SC chides NAB over reopening Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference
- December 15, 2017

A detailed judgement on rejecting NAB's appeal will be released by the Supreme Court of Pakistan soon. Criticising the "non-serious attitude of NAB", Chaudhry said the "Supreme Court judges were not guided the right way". A written order will be issued later in the day, detailing the SC bench's reasons for its decision. Sharif, 67, and some of his family members are already facing corruption charges in the Panama Papers case relating to their ownership of properties in London. (more...)
'Deep state conspiracy' to take down Trump tainted the Mueller investigation? 'Deep state conspiracy' to take down Trump tainted the Mueller investigation?
- December 15, 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzock, a former investigator in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race, was reassigned to the human resources office over the summer after sending anti-Trump text messages to Federal Bureau of Investigation colleague Lisa Page . (more...)
Guj elections: PM, other heavyweights cast their votes Guj elections: PM, other heavyweights cast their votes
- December 15, 2017

The voting will continue till 1700 hrs in more than 25,000 polling stations. He had vacated the seat to contest for a Rajya Sabha seat from the state. The security has been beefed up in various parts of the state in the wake of the elections. A huge crowd, waiting to catch a glimpse of PM Modi, had gathered at the polling booth at the Nishan High School in the Ranip locality of Sabarmati. (more...)
Russian Federation a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns Russian Federation a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns
- December 15, 2017

The head of Britain's military says Russian Federation could try to sever undersea communications cables, and protecting them is a defense priority for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Some analysts believe the presence of Russian ships could simply be an attempt to gather intelligence by intercepting communications, rather than by cutting them altogether. (more...)
San Diego firefighter dies fighting Thomas Fire San Diego firefighter dies fighting Thomas Fire
- December 15, 2017

Iverson, a fire apparatus engineer, "succumbed to fatal injuries while engaged in fire suppression efforts on the Thomas Fire ", according to a statement from Cal Fire San Diego. The Thomas Fire has claimed the life of a firefighter from San Diego as the blaze continues to move east toward the Santa Clarita Valley - causing evacuations in Fillmore, according to officials. (more...)
Priest celibacy should be voluntary, says child abuse report Priest celibacy should be voluntary, says child abuse report
- December 15, 2017

Supplied image of Justice Peter McClellan AM (left) addressing the public hearing into the nature, cause and impact of sexual abuse (Case Study 57) during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual The commission has held private sessions with more than 6500 survivors and will hear from another 2000 people up until the time it hands over its final report in December. (more...)
Jalebi, laddoos ready for Rahul Gandhi takeover. So sweet Jalebi, laddoos ready for Rahul Gandhi takeover. So sweet
- December 15, 2017

Congress is remembered as a party which fought for India's independence and always followed Gandhiji's ideals and independent India's first Prime Minister was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and now Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take charge as Congress' new president taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi . (more...)
Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' out of Oscars race Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' out of Oscars race
- December 15, 2017

However, not just " Newton " but many other acclaimed films failed to go further in the prestigious honour's race including Angelina Jolie directorial " First They Killed My Father " and "Beats Per Minute" by Robin Campillo. Ashutosh Gowariker's " Lagaan " was the last Indian film to make it in the top five of the category in 2001. NEWTON revolves around the story of a government clerk (played by Rajkummar) who tries to run a free and fair election in a conflict area in central India. (more...)
Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later
- December 15, 2017

CBS News and market research and data analytics firm YouGov interviewed 2,073 USA adults online from December 5 to December 11 to release their report on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in which 20 children and six adults were killed. (more...)
Gujarat Congress urges SC to get 25% votes verified with VVPAT slips Gujarat Congress urges SC to get 25% votes verified with VVPAT slips
- December 15, 2017

The Congress had asked the court to direct the Election Commission to match at least 20 per cent of the votes polled in Gujarat to the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail or VVPAT, which produces a slip to confirm to the voter that his vote has been recorded correctly. (more...)
Tensions Flare (Again) Between White House and CNN Correspondent Tensions Flare (Again) Between White House and CNN Correspondent
- December 15, 2017

Acosta's claim comes a day after he clashed with Sanders about media accuracy during a press briefing. "Sorry Sarah, we won't be intimidated", he wrote. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), in which he said she once begged Trump for campaign contributions and would do "anything" for them. "I guess if you want to continue the trend of the day, the day began with the president saying things about the junior senator from NY, including that she "would do anything" for campaign contributions". (more...)
Aaditya Thackeray: 'Shiv Sena will walk out of Maharashtra within one year' Aaditya Thackeray: 'Shiv Sena will walk out of Maharashtra within one year'
- December 15, 2017

Addressing a party event in Ahmednagar, Aaditya said that Shiv Sena would form government in the state on its own strength after quitting power in a year. Recently, the Sena also praised Rahul Gandhi and said his "body language has improved" and "he now has the credentials to lead the country since the Modi wave had faded away". (more...)
Inquiry launched into harassment allegations against U.S. appeals judge Inquiry launched into harassment allegations against U.S. appeals judge
- December 15, 2017

Joanna Grossman The professor at SMU Dedman School of Law wrote onTwitter on December 9 about her clerkship experience at the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 1995: "Kozinski sent a memo to all the judges suggesting that a rule prohibiting female attorneys from wearing push-up bras would be more effective than the newly convened Gender Bias Task Force". (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis Sealed Air Corporation
- December 15, 2017

About 21,165 shares traded. It has outperformed by 5.25% the S&P500. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc decreased Target Corp (TGT) stake by 13.12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. research analysts forecast that Sealed Air will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current year. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. (more...)
Preferred Securities Vaneck ETF (PFXF) CMF Reading Holds Above Zero
- December 15, 2017

The CMF is based largely on the Accumulation Distribution Line; it compares the close value with the high and the low for that same day. Technical analysts may be interested in how Municipal Short Vaneck ETF (SMB) is trading in relation to some moving averages. (more...)
4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada 4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Canada
- December 15, 2017

Initially Clayton didn't think the situation was that bad but then she said she feared for the worst when she saw ambulances turn away without transporting any of the chopper's crew. "Our primary area of focus is that we're providing support for families those impacted - along with support for co-workers". Clayton recalled watching the Hydro One team working on the other towers in the area and being impressed. (more...)
U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief
- December 15, 2017

Since then, he has sued the online for-profit Ashford University and its parent company Bridgepoint Education for false advertising and illegal debt collection, announced a settlement that will provide $51 million in private student loan debt relief to Californians who attended Corinthian schools, and also twice sued the Department of Education and Secretary DeVos for unlawfully delaying key federal regulations - the Gainful Employment Rule and Borrower Defense Regulations - that would help ... (more...)

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