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Excess Crude Account: Nigerian Governors Approve $1 Billion To Fight Boko Haram Excess Crude Account: Nigerian Governors Approve $1 Billion To Fight Boko Haram
- December 17, 2017

Leadership reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was seeking the possibility of putting in place a well-run regional mechanism for the evacuation, resettlement and empowerment of stranded ECOWAS migrant citizens overseas. The National Economic Council (NEC), which has all state governors as members, at it's Thursday meeting claimed that its members had authorized the Federal Government to withdraw $1 billion from the $2.3 billion now in the Excess Crude Account (ECA). (more...)
Doug Jones Calls Investigating Trump for Sexual Abuse a Distraction Doug Jones Calls Investigating Trump for Sexual Abuse a Distraction
- December 17, 2017

Accusations of sexual harassment against high-profile men in politics, media and the entertainment industry have put a new spotlight on the allegations against Trump, and several Democratic senators have called on him to resign. Jones' victory in the deeply conservative state of Alabama was a political blow to Trump, who had endorsed Moore. He repeated during his interview with Tapper that "we need to move on" and "work with the real issues facing the country". (more...)
Two cops hit by Maserati left seriously injured Two cops hit by Maserati left seriously injured
- December 17, 2017

They said the male officer suffered serious injuries in the crash while the female officer sustained a number of fractures and is in a serious but stable condition. Both are in their 30s and were assisting with police inquiries on an unrelated issue. He remains in custody. They were taken to hospital along with a female passenger in the vehicle, who was not seriously hurt. (more...)
Second-ranking Senate Republican expects tax bill to pass Tuesday Second-ranking Senate Republican expects tax bill to pass Tuesday
- December 17, 2017

The bill is now two floor votes away from President Donald Trump's desk. "Everybody's going to benefit", Mr. Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn, before heading to Camp David for the weekend. Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has repeatedly warned that the nation's growing debt is the most serious threat to national security. (more...)
Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code
- December 17, 2017

The reshaping of the tax code is expected to add to the nation's $20 trillion debt. The tax cuts are projected to add $1.46 trillion over a decade. House GOP negotiators were proposing a $1,600 tax credit. Hanabusa said she's certain not a single Democratic senator will vote for this when it is brought to the floor, which could be as soon as this Tuesday in the senate. (more...)
British diplomat found 'murdered' in Lebanon British diplomat found 'murdered' in Lebanon
- December 17, 2017

The body had choke marks, according to local press , who said it also appeared she had been thrown from a vehicle and possibly sexually assaulted. A British woman employed at the United Kingdom embassy in Lebanon has been found murdered, a senior official said Sunday, adding that the crime did not appear to be political. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency 'helped Russian Federation foil terror attack' on St Petersburg cathedral Central Intelligence Agency 'helped Russian Federation foil terror attack' on St Petersburg cathedral
- December 17, 2017

Mr Putin, in his phone call with Mr Trump, said Russian Federation would alert USA authorities if it received any information about any attack being planned on the United States, Interfax quoted the Kremlin as saying. Russian TV stations ran footage of FSB operatives outside an apartment building detaining a suspect, who was later shown confessing that he was told to prepare home-made bombs rigged with shrapnel. (more...)
The Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Cut to The Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Cut to "Sell" at Vetr Inc
- December 17, 2017

About 75.18 million shares traded or 408.15% up from the average. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500. Caldwell & Orkin Inc bought 2,800 shares as the company's stock rose 1.54% with the market. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $184.20. Credit Suisse Group set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Sunday, March 5th. (more...)
Prince Harry quizzed Barack Obama for Today programme… Prince Harry quizzed Barack Obama for Today programme…
- December 17, 2017

Kensington Palace said the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games and will be broadcast on December 27. The Today programme tweeted a clip of the pair warming up before the chat, with the former president joking: 'Do I need a British accent?' Prince Harry and Michelle Obama also surprised approximately 20 students at Hyde Park Academy, a high school on Chicago's South Side across from the future site of the Obama Presidential Center. (more...)
In Kerala, CPM's New Poster Boy Puzzles Many, Draws Jeers From BJP In Kerala, CPM's New Poster Boy Puzzles Many, Draws Jeers From BJP
- December 17, 2017

However, CPIM's district secretary said, "The poster must be a mistake made by the party's local factions" as he asserted that "the party has asked that it must be removed". Hope the left is not planning to launch:rocket: missiles at the RSS, BJP offices as their next gruesome agenda! Patra wrote on Twitter, referring to the BJP's ideological parent, RSS, which has been locked in a bloody turf war with the communist party in Kerala. (more...)
United Kingdom military prioritises protection of undersea cables from Russian attack United Kingdom military prioritises protection of undersea cables from Russian attack
- December 17, 2017

Most of the cables are unprotected in worldwide waters. It said there was now no alternative to using the cables making Britain vulnerable to a terrorist attack as the lines were highly concentrated at a small number of landing sites. "In addition Russian Federation continues to flawless unconventional - capabilities and information warfare". It revealed United States intelligence officials had spoken of Russian submarines "aggressively operating" near Atlantic cables. (more...)
Republicans say Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team Republicans say Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team
- December 17, 2017

He cooked up the memo used to fire then-FBI Director James B. Comey on the spurious grounds that Comey treated Hillary Clinton unfairly (!) and had damaged morale at the FBI (blatantly untrue). Strzok's or Mr.Weissmann's case. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are allowed to express opinions as private individuals, and officials who worked directly with Strzok said there were no indications of bias, the Times reported. (more...)
Hope session will be productive, says Modi Hope session will be productive, says Modi
- December 17, 2017

Congress leader Anand Sharma also got up and said Agarwal was trying to raise a point of order and asked whether this could be raised "only at a particular time". "Where was his concern for the dignity of the Prime Minister's office", Shah asked. He said the nation missed Singh's anger when the "monumental loot and plunder" were taking place during his tenure as the prime minister. (more...)
Bathinda coldest at 2.7 deg C as cold wave continues in Punjab Bathinda coldest at 2.7 deg C as cold wave continues in Punjab
- December 17, 2017

The night temperatures registered a further drop in Chandigarh as well and the low here settled at 7 degrees Celsius. Fog enveloped most parts including Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Hisar and Ambala, due to cold weather. (more...)
One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County
- December 17, 2017

News Release will be sent out later today. The Indiana police are going to hand off the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration. A reason for the fatal crash has not been released. (more...)
Prostitution racket busted, two actresses arrested from five-star hotels Prostitution racket busted, two actresses arrested from five-star hotels
- December 17, 2017

The cops also arrested Bengali TV Actress Subhra Chatarjee and Venkateswara Rao was also arrested by the cops. A police officer said two girls from Mumbai were arrested from the hotels. Following the arrests, the accused were handed over to Punjagutta police in the city. The two were rescued from different rooms during the raid on the hotel in Banjara Hills. (more...)
Fatal crash in Ness County Fatal crash in Ness County
- December 17, 2017

Phares' vehicle struck the front right corner of an oncoming vehicle that was traveling in the southbound lanes of the highway. A 19-year-old was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Anderson County late Friday, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. (more...)
Antipodean Advisors LLC Maintains Position in Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS)
- December 17, 2017

TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has risen 15.03% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 30.49% the S&P500. Eric Chen increased its stake in Exact Sciences Corp ( EXAS ) by 28.97% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe 'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe
- December 17, 2017

Trump for America counsel Kory Langhofer told Senate and House lawmakers in a letter Saturday that a General Services Administration staffer "unlawfully produced" the records for Mueller's Russian Federation probe, according to the memo obtained by Axios and Buzzfeed. (more...)
Omarosa says Donald Trump is 'racial' but not racist Omarosa says Donald Trump is 'racial' but not racist
- December 17, 2017

I'm sure she'll be selling that story. The Late Night host then went on to delight in Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts giving Omarosa "the ideal sendoff": "bye, Felicia". Reports, however, suggest otherwise , with many claiming Manigault was sacked by Chief of Staff John Kelly , who had long bristled at her high-drama antics. (more...)
Saudi Releases Detained Palestinian Millionaire Sabih al-Masri Saudi Releases Detained Palestinian Millionaire Sabih al-Masri
- December 17, 2017

The Saudi authorities did not respond to requests for comment, while Masri could not be reached for comment. " He has been answering questions about his business and partners ", said a source familiar with the matter who did not elaborate nor confirm he was held. (more...)
Oldest Polar Bear in Captivity Celebrates 37th Birthday Oldest Polar Bear in Captivity Celebrates 37th Birthday
- December 17, 2017

Coldi, for short, has far outlived the typical lifespan for captive members of her species, which is around 23. "Coldilocks" is 37-years-old and you can see her enjoying her birthday cake. The animal lived with her partner, Klondike, for more than three decades before the bear passed away in 2015 at age 34. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, polar bears are considered vulnerable with their numbers in rapid decline due to climate change. (more...)
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX) Position Reduced by Royce & Associates LP
- December 17, 2017

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. The company has a market cap of $13,780.00, a P/E ratio of 52.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.42. Advsr Limited Limited Liability Corporation invested in 795 shares. BidaskClub cut shares of IDEXX Laboratories from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday. (more...)
Key Taliban Commander Arrested In Nangarhar Night Raid Key Taliban Commander Arrested In Nangarhar Night Raid
- December 17, 2017

In the meantime, joint security forces have also carried out an operation in the same district, leaving five Daesh fighters killed and another four injured, he said. The militant groups have yet to make comments on the report. In the southern Kandahar province, a suicide vehicle bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces, killing an Afghan woman and wounding five other civilian bystanders, said Gen. (more...)
What's Propelling Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) After Lower Shorts Reported?
- December 17, 2017

ING Groep NV now owns 8,313 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $213,000 after purchasing an additional 39 shares in the last quarter. Cowen reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Murphy Oil in a report on Sunday, September 17th. (more...)
Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration
- December 17, 2017

The former reality TV star, whose duties in the Trump administration were never especially clear, has handed in her resignation, according to a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . During the 2016 presidential campaign, Newman rallied crowds ahead of the then-candidate, traveling the country with an informal group of other "women for Trump" to make the case for the candidate. (more...)
Saudi allows women to drive trucks and motorcycles Saudi allows women to drive trucks and motorcycles
- December 17, 2017

The announcement was made by the Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) on Friday stating that women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met; now in force for males only, sadi a report in Al Arabiya . (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018
- December 17, 2017

Just a few weeks after the engagement between Harry and Meghan was announced on November 27, Kensington Palace confirmed the date on which they will marry: the pair is set to walk down the aisle on May 19, 2018 . The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday - the Queen Wednesday on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge on a Friday. (more...)
At least two killed as quake strikes Indonesia At least two killed as quake strikes Indonesia
- December 17, 2017

The tremor was felt across the island including in the capital Jakarta, some 300 kilometres from the epicentre. Authorities say a 62-year-old man in the Ciamis region and an 80-year-old woman in Pekalongan city died in building collapses. (more...)
Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria
- December 17, 2017

It also follows the Russian announcement last week that the Syrian army under the Russian air cover routed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) in eastern Syria and fully restored control over the border with Iraq. He did not say how many troops and weapons would stay behind. It also intends to expand the Tartus facility significantly to make it a full-scale naval base capable of hosting warships, including cruiser-sized vessels. (more...)

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