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UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte to begin nursery in the New Year UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte to begin nursery in the New Year
- December 18, 2017

Taking to Twitter to confirm the news, a spokesperson for the couple said: 'Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The nursery holds a morning school for 32 youngsters, aged nearly three to five years old, who are in class five days a week for three hours. It's located in the hall of Holy Trinity Church, next door to the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens, and down the road ... (more...)
United States airforce base in Suffolk on lockdown after 'significant' security incident United States airforce base in Suffolk on lockdown after 'significant' security incident
- December 18, 2017

RAF Mildenhall is on lockdown following a disturbance at the main entrance gates. They have not yet confirmed any further details. The US has not yet commented on the significant security incident at the country's RAF Mildenhall airbase in the UK's Suffolk. (more...)
At least one dead after fire rips through Cameron House Hotel At least one dead after fire rips through Cameron House Hotel
- December 18, 2017

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has deployed four appliances and an additional aerial appliance while firefighters search the building. Police Scotland has confirmed that two people have died following a fire at Cameron House earlier today. (more...)
Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan
- December 18, 2017

Egypt circulated a United Nations draft text on the Jerusalem issue on Saturday, and diplomats said the council could vote on the proposed measure as early as Monday. She affirmed that the European Union member states also did not support Trump's move . Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall will remain part of Israel, another declaration that inflamed passions among the Palestinians. (more...)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - Investors Must
- December 18, 2017

Girard Partners Ltd who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $351.81 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $38.19. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 9.97% of the company's stock. They expect $0.15 EPS, down 16.67% or $0.03 from last year's $0.18 per share. (more...)
Maryam Nawaz named among 11 most powerful women of world Maryam Nawaz named among 11 most powerful women of world
- December 18, 2017

The family had flown to London on December 5 to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma at a London hospital. Nawaz had been granted exemption from appearing before the court till December 12. However, PML-N would do whatever is needed for supremacy of the law and the Constitution of Pakistan, he added. Referring to the Panama Papers verdict which led to his disqualification from the office of prime minister, Nawaz said, "My imaginary salary was considered an ... (more...)
Crazy Kids Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Officially Set A Wedding Date Crazy Kids Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Officially Set A Wedding Date
- December 18, 2017

Now that a date has been confirmed, the green GO buttons can be pressed on many a royal souvenir production line so that - come next year - we won't have to suffer from a lack of mugs and tea towels. The prince and Markle announced their engagement last month after an 18-month romance. "Everyone at The FA is delighted for HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the announcement of their wedding at Windsor Castle next year", the FA statement continued. (more...)
LHC annuls Absar Alam appointment as Pemra chief
- December 18, 2017

LHC Judge Shahid Kareem announced the verdict, saying that the Pemra chairman had been appointed through violation of merit and orders of the Supreme Court. According to sources, Absar Alam has been a handpicked choice for the designation some two years ago and even the advertisement had been tailor-made to ensure Alam's eligibility for the position. (more...)
PTI, Ali Gillani resolve convoy attack issue amiably PTI, Ali Gillani resolve convoy attack issue amiably
- December 18, 2017

The regional police officer (RPO) Sheikhupura said they would thoroughly investigate the matter and take action against whoever was found responsible. All individuals remained unharmed in the attack as the vehicle was bulletproof, the PTI said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Ali Musa Gillani, the son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani have agreed to amicably settle the incident regarding firing on chairman Imran Khan's convoy on Sunday. (more...)
Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms
- December 18, 2017

Quidel Corp now has $1.36 billion valuation. About 1.31M shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:KND). 2.04M are owned by Comml Bank Of America Corp De. Jpmorgan Chase And owns 0% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) for 6,930 shares. (more...)
World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland
- December 18, 2017

The train, which will go into public service on Sunday, will climb 743 metres over a span of 1,738 metres, at speeds of up 10 metres per second. There are a total of four cabins-each with a 34-passenger capacity-and despite the rotational movement, cabins remain horizontal and passengers remain upright throughout the journey. (more...)
Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway Near Lake View Terrace Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway Near Lake View Terrace
- December 18, 2017

A 63-year-old Helendale man lost his life in a motorcycle crash just after sunset Saturday on the 210 Freeway in Azusa, according to the California Highway Patrol . It occurred just before 2 a.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway near Wheatland Avenue, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Other details about the crash were not revealed. (more...)
Palestinians may seek UN Assembly support if USA vetoes Jerusalem resolution - envoy
- December 18, 2017

A communique issued after Wednesday's summit of more than 50 Muslim countries, including USA allies, said they considered Trump's move to be a declaration that Washington was withdrawing from its role "as sponsor of peace" in the Middle East. (more...)
Kaka, Brazilian midfielder retires at 35 Kaka, Brazilian midfielder retires at 35
- December 18, 2017

Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has retired from football. "I will like to participate in the club in another way, as a manager, a sporting director, as someone who is between the pitch and the club", he said in a farewell interview with Globo TV in Brazil. (more...)
Global investors launch climate plan to pressure gas emitters Global investors launch climate plan to pressure gas emitters
- December 18, 2017

Industry representatives from coal, oil, gas and nuclear power companies like Peabody Energy, nuclear engineering firm NuScale Power, and Tellurian, a liquefied natural gas exporter, were prominently featured during the event. In October, France's largest bank BNP Paribas announced that it would stop funding tar sands projects and companies. The projects also aim to speed up the end of the combustion engine to reduce the emissions that contribute to global warming. (more...)
Poor visibility and disruption to transport possible — FOG ALERT Poor visibility and disruption to transport possible — FOG ALERT
- December 18, 2017

There's not much chance or rain, and it will stay dry overnight with temperatures rising to double figures. The Met Office has warned of widespread fog with visibility below 100 metres in some places tonight and tomorrow morning. In terms of road conditions today, there are no further reports of ice affecting routes around Wicklow Town and Carrick-on-Shannon. It issued the alert as it forecast the day will be largely dry and sunny in parts with fog lingering around the midlands. (more...)
Austria coalition with far-right party sworn in Austria coalition with far-right party sworn in
- December 18, 2017

Lauder stated. The FPO officially joined Austria's new coalition government on Friday after it struck an agreement with Sebastian Kurz's Austrian People's Party (OVP), following the OVP's resounding success in October's parliamentary elections. (more...)
Fog and drizzle for the morning commute Fog and drizzle for the morning commute
- December 18, 2017

Clouds increase overnight, and patchy dense fog will develop after midnight, which may impact your early Monday travel. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s. Highs on Thursday will be in the low to mid-70s. The middle of the week looks dry and milder before a strong cold front arrives Friday. A weak cold front approaches Monday , shifting winds to the north, and bringing a few scattered showers. (more...)
China Holds Drills Near Taiwan for Second Time in Row
- December 18, 2017

South Korea said five Chinese military planes entered its air defence identification zone on Monday. The issue of airspace and exclusive economic zones has always been contentious in the region, with China, South Korea and Japan making conflicting territorial claims. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi writes to PM on Ockhi relief Rahul Gandhi writes to PM on Ockhi relief
- December 18, 2017

The death toll in Kerala, he said, has risen to 70 with hundreds of fishermen still missing. Cyclone Okchi has claimed over 65 lives, majority fishermen. He said the cyclone has caused severe destruction and casualties in the southern coastal region, Lakshadweep and the western coast. He said sea-walls and groynes should be constructed in the vulnerable sea coasts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (more...)
4 people, including 3 kids, die in NYC fire 4 people, including 3 kids, die in NYC fire
- December 18, 2017

Eight others, including five firefighters, suffered minor injuries. A two alarm fire broke out at a three-story home located near the intersection of East 14th St. Reports said the victims jumped out of the windows to save their lives by the time firefighters reached the place to put out the blaze. The FDNY said firefighters found fire on the second floor and attic of the home when they arrived on scene. (more...)
'I am with you' - Duterte backs gay marriage for the Philippines
- December 18, 2017

Divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage are still illegal in the Philippines due largely to the influence of the Catholic Church. "Why impose a morality that is no longer working and nearly passe", added the president in an apparent reference to traditional teachings of the church. (more...)
Reconsider planned nationwide strike | FG urges PENGASSAN Reconsider planned nationwide strike | FG urges PENGASSAN
- December 18, 2017

Chris Ngige has appealed to members the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria ( P E N G 0 A S S A N ) to shelve its planned strike scheduled to begin on Monday, December 18 in the spirit of the conciliation brokered between it and Neconde Energy Services Ltd. (more...)
Pakistan falls victim to terrorism after becoming U.S. ally: Nasir Janjua Pakistan falls victim to terrorism after becoming U.S. ally: Nasir Janjua
- December 18, 2017

He said that Taliban is once again getting strong in Afghanistan while terrorists organization Islamic State (IS) emerged due to unrest in the country. "Peace in Afghanistan remains our top priority", he declared. NSA stressed that supporting U.S. forces in the region had given birth to the rise of terrorism inside the country. (more...)
President Trump unveils new USA national security strategy President Trump unveils new USA national security strategy
- December 18, 2017

Officials pointed to Sunday's phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump , when Putin thanked the USA and the CIA for sharing intelligence to thwart a terror plot, as a "great example where there's a shared interest". (more...)
EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult' EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult'
- December 18, 2017

Talks on trade and security co-operation are set to follow in March. After the dinner, German Chancellor Merkel said May had made "good offers" but added that "there remain many issues to be solved and we don't have much time". It's clear from these guidelines which you can read here , that the EU understands the United Kingdom will "continue to participate in the Customs Union and the Single Market (with all four freedoms) during the transition". (more...)
Chinese experts: War on Korean Peninsula may come sooner than later Chinese experts: War on Korean Peninsula may come sooner than later
- December 18, 2017

In his warnings, Shi asserted that it was already too late to avert open war, as Trump and Kim remain locked in a rapidly escalating exchange of threats. "Northeast China should mobilize defenses for war". Wang cited a local newspaper article that provided a guideline for Chinese citizens in case of a nuclear explosion, saying this was "a signal conveyed to the North telling it to prepare for the coming war". (more...)
Gunmen attack military training center in Kabul Gunmen attack military training center in Kabul
- December 18, 2017

Rahimi confirmed the attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and also light weapons. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Taliban, who have been active in Badghis. The Afghan capital has become one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians in recent months, as the resurgent Taliban and increasingly the Islamic State group both step up their attacks. (more...)
Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong USA economy Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong USA economy
- December 18, 2017

In his press conference, Putin pointed to the booming USA stock market as a sign that Trump was successfully managing the economy. "Look at the markets, how they've risen". He added, however, that the U.S. "President Trump thanked President Putin for acknowledging America's strong economic performance in his annual press conference", the statement said. (more...)
UN Security Council to Reexamine Legality of US Recognition of Jerusalem UN Security Council to Reexamine Legality of US Recognition of Jerusalem
- December 18, 2017

In response to the USA declaration, the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations has been meeting with Security Council members to discuss the contours of a Security Council resolution likely to be circulated in the coming days, the sources added. (more...)

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