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Barnaby Joyce set to become Infrastructure Minister in cabinet reshuffle Barnaby Joyce set to become Infrastructure Minister in cabinet reshuffle
- December 18, 2017

Elsewhere, Justice Minister Michael Keenan could be in line to take on a security role under the new Home Affairs mega portfolio to be overseen by current Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The latter was ejected from the Australian Senate in October when it was discovered that she held dual Australian-British citizenship. It will be a meteoric rise for Senator McKenzie, who has not been a member of the Executive before. (more...)
Zimbabwe's military ends Mugabe operation Zimbabwe's military ends Mugabe operation
- December 18, 2017

He is widely seen as a contender to become vice president - a post that Mnangagwa has promised to fill in the next few days. The general in charge of the military intervention in Zimbabwe that led to the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will retire from the defense forces, paving the way for him to be appointed as vice president. (more...)
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program
- December 18, 2017

The two fighter pilots were told to investigate. The Princeton alerted them as they closed in, but when they arrived at "merge plot" with the object - naval aviation parlance for being so close that the Princeton could not tell which were the objects and which were the fighter jets - neither Commander Fravor nor Commander Slaight could see anything at first. (more...)
Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea
- December 18, 2017

Mr Choi is the first person to be charged under Australia's weapons of mass destruction act and faces six charges. The man was charged on two counts under a law against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, police said on Sunday. (more...)
Winter weather travel advisory ends for GTA Winter weather travel advisory ends for GTA
- December 18, 2017

Environment Canada said storm total snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 25 cm with the highest amounts falling near the US border. According to The Weather Network's 14-day forecast , that will continue for the entire week between Christmas and New Years. (more...)
Trump slams FBI before speaking at bureau graduation ceremony Trump slams FBI before speaking at bureau graduation ceremony
- December 18, 2017

Public confidence isn't helped by the continuing Justice and FBI refusal to cooperate with Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises Mr. Hardly! After all, most of Trump's defenders were also defenders of Kenneth W. Starr, an active Republican who was appointed to probe Bill Clinton in 1994 after an earlier independent prosecutor, Republican Robert B. (more...)
RTE sports producer admits child sex charges in Leeds RTE sports producer admits child sex charges in Leeds
- December 18, 2017

That on one or more occasions between the 17th of July and the 18th of November this year, he attempted to meet up or communicate with a 13 year old girl following grooming. He was released on bail to be sentenced on 12 February. In perverted texts Creavan told the girl he was "horny" and sent a picture of his erect penis. (more...)
Obama thwarted counter-terrorism efforts to secure nuclear deal Obama thwarted counter-terrorism efforts to secure nuclear deal
- December 18, 2017

When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA's Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico . (more...)
President Assad: Successive Victories to Speed up Reconstruction Process in Syria
- December 18, 2017

PKK is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. He added that in view of the historical relations between the two friendly countries and peoples and the honorable positions adopted by Russian Federation towards Syria and its people, which have been consolidated in the framework of confronting the terrorist war against Syria, it is natural for Russian Federation to be an important partner in the process of reconstruction in various sectors. (more...)
Ex Wife Of Slain NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Charged With His Murder Ex Wife Of Slain NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Charged With His Murder
- December 18, 2017

Sherra Wright-Robinson, ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright , was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in connection to his 2010 death . Wright was taken into custody Friday night, after she was indicted on murder charges in Wright's 2010 homicide. Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favourite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues. (more...)
Rand firms as the ANC counts votes Rand firms as the ANC counts votes
- December 18, 2017

South Africa's ANC delayed the announcement of the results of its presidential election on Monday after Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's team demanded a recount of the votes after she lost, News24 online news service said, citing three sources. Others were barred by court orders from attending the leadership contest of the African National Congress (ANC). His performance as head of the party has caused sharp rifts, represented by those who back him in the Dlamini-Zuma faction and those who see ... (more...)
Trump lawyer Cobb says Mueller 'won't be fired' by Trump, dispelling 'rumor'
- December 18, 2017

The transfer of these documents is "unlawful conduct that undermines the Presidential Transition Act of 1963", the letter states, "and will impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole". (more...)
Judge Kozinski Is Retiring Judge Kozinski Is Retiring
- December 18, 2017

Judge Alex Kozinski has said he is retiring, effective immediately, in an announcement that comes on the heels of allegations of sexual misconduct against the longtime Ninth Circuit justice. "In doing so", he added, "I may not have been mindful enough of the special challenges and pressures that women face in the workplace". On Friday, Roberts instructed the 2nd Circuit appeals court, based in NY, to conduct the probe. (more...)
Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation
- December 18, 2017

Manchin could face a tough reelection in 2018. Trump won West Virginia more than 40 points in the 2016 election. Al Franken to resign, and are urging him to stay on, according to a new report. The feeling that Franken should reconsider has gained some steam outside of the Senate, too, among Democratic donors and others, including a former Republican governor of Minnesota, Arne Carlson. (more...)
Train derails in Washington state, leaving vehicle dangling over highway Train derails in Washington state, leaving vehicle dangling over highway
- December 18, 2017

All southbound lanes of the interstate are closed due to the derailment. The train derailed just before 8 a.m. Additional details were not immediately available. Amtrak train 501 runs between Portland and Seattle daily. It's an "extensive closure" and unclear when the area will reopen, according to the state Department of Transportation. (more...)
Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico
- December 18, 2017

The death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria will be recounted after a report said the official death count of 64 might be far short - and the actual number could top 1,000. Previously, Rossello's administration had repeatedly defended the official count of hurricane-related deaths even though demographers said a spike in the average number of deaths after the hurricane was not normal. (more...)
Twitter Drops 'Britain First' Leader and Other Alt-Right Accounts Twitter Drops 'Britain First' Leader and Other Alt-Right Accounts
- December 18, 2017

The leader and deputy leader of far-right organisation Britain First have been banned from Twitter as the social media company begins to enforce new rules . Fransen's three videos retweeted by President Trump claimed to show a Muslim migrant attacking a Dutch boy on crutches, along with an "Islamist mob" pushing a boy off a roof and a Muslim wrecking a statue of the Virgin Mary. (more...)
Woman falls 8m down mine shaft Woman falls 8m down mine shaft
- December 18, 2017

Ms Charty's family and police held serious concerns as temperatures soared to more than 40C over the weekend. Her husband reported her missing the next day and a search was launched that afternoon, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. (more...)
Dalit rising: Jignesh Mevani beats BJP by a handsome margin in Vadgam Dalit rising: Jignesh Mevani beats BJP by a handsome margin in Vadgam
- December 18, 2017

Interestingly, NOTA (None of the Above) got 4,255 votes, making it the third highest recepient of the votes. Even though Mevani contested as an independent candidate, the Congress had given tacit support to the Dalit leader and did not filed any candidate from Vadgam. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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