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United States calls for Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism United States calls for Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism
- December 19, 2017

Mandated by the Congress, US President Donald Trump yesterday released his first National Security Strategy 2017, according to which the US has asked Pakistan to intensify its counter-terrorism efforts. But what should be worrying for Islamabad is a clear call to end its "support for militants and terrorists" who target U.S. personnel as well as interests in the region. (more...)
Honduran opposition angry at U.S. backing for election decision Honduran opposition angry at U.S. backing for election decision
- December 19, 2017

He also said that while visiting the United States he would meet with representatives of the State Department and human rights organizations to seek a solution to the political crisis which has left at least 18 people dead. Shortly after the electoral tribunal backed Hernandez's victory on Sunday, the OAS said the election did not meet democratic standards. Protesters took to the streets and set up flaming barricades to block roads around the country. (more...)
NYS Trooper Critical After Being Struck By Vehicle While Assisting Disabled Motorist NYS Trooper Critical After Being Struck By Vehicle While Assisting Disabled Motorist
- December 19, 2017

State police say a trooper is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on an overpass leading to the Long Island Expressway near Brentwood. Officials say the driver who hit the 35-year-old trooper stayed at the scene and is cooperating. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and no charges had been filed as of Monday. (more...)
Pak Army's in-camera briefing highly appreciated by Senators: DG ISPR Pak Army's in-camera briefing highly appreciated by Senators: DG ISPR
- December 19, 2017

The DG was talking to reporters following the in-camera briefing session. He said it was very encouraging to see that all the Senators were fully aware about the prevailing security environment in the country. The DG ISPR, while speaking in Samaa's talk-show "Nadeem Malik Live", said that General Bajwa has not said that Rs.1,000 were distributed among each released protester on the directives of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. (more...)
Two children, aged two and four, go missing in Islington Two children, aged two and four, go missing in Islington
- December 19, 2017

It is urging anyone who has seen Tiffarah and Aiale, or who knows where they are, to immediately call 101 or 999, quoting reference 17MIS054702/04. However, by the time that they visited the address the children were no longer there. "Shortly after 12:00hrs on Tuesday, 19 December, the children were taken to an east London police station and are now being cared for by officers". (more...)
Protests rage in Iraqi Kurdistan Protests rage in Iraqi Kurdistan
- December 19, 2017

Acknowledging that protesters had a "legitimate right" to demonstrate, Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) nonetheless said the targeting of government offices and party headquarters in Sulaimaniya province was unacceptable. In the wake of the overwhelming "yes" vote - pushed through by veteran regional leader Massud Barzani despite worldwide condemnation - federal forces retook swathes of disputed territory from the Kurds. (more...)
Sheriff's detectives seeking witnesses after parents tried selling children for money, drugs Sheriff's detectives seeking witnesses after parents tried selling children for money, drugs
- December 19, 2017

If you recognize the suspects and you witnessed them abusing their children OR the suspects approached you to give away their children or sell them for drugs or money, detectives need to know. They are being held on $US100,000 bail. The minor victims, two male siblings, are in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services personnel. (more...)
Korea rejects USA offer of talks
- December 19, 2017

We can talk about the weather if you want", he said. However, the White House also pointed out in a statement that dialogue was not possible unless North Korea changed its position on its weapons program. Therefore, preventing war on the Korean peninsula is definitely in China's best interests, and hence its eagerness to work closely with South Korea to defuse the current military standoff. (more...)
Kaine joins resolution to reverse FCC rollback of net neutrality protections Kaine joins resolution to reverse FCC rollback of net neutrality protections
- December 19, 2017

Among the many incorrect claims made by the FCC in promotion of its order eliminating 2015's net neutrality rule was the idea that the Obama administration had exerted major influence to make that rule happen. "If we try to regulate this on the state level, it would violate the Constitution, particularly the interstate commerce clause", he explained. Leading US ISPs like Verizon and Comcast all run their own TV business . (more...)
China urges co-operation with US China urges co-operation with US
- December 19, 2017

The national security plan unveiled by President Donald Trump on Monday complains that both countries are "developing advanced weapons and capabilities" and investing in developing nations "to gain competitive advantages" over the United States. (more...)
House offices paid $342k to settle workplace complaints House offices paid $342k to settle workplace complaints
- December 19, 2017

An additional $10,000 was paid in a settlement for a "sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) [and] retaliation" claim and another $20,000 settlement was made for a "sexual harassment because of retaliation [and] sex discrimination" claim. (more...)
Man seriously injured in Nova Scotia after auto crashes into tow truck Man seriously injured in Nova Scotia after auto crashes into tow truck
- December 19, 2017

The driver of a flat-bed tow truck was rear-ended by a southbound auto, RCMP said. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, while his passenger's injuries were less serious. where a southbound vehicle hit the back of a flat bed tow truck. Meteghan RCMP responded to the scene and was assisted by EHS and local volunteer fire fighters. (more...)
Export-Import Bank proponents relieved at Senate committee rejection of nominee Export-Import Bank proponents relieved at Senate committee rejection of nominee
- December 19, 2017

The panel voted 13-10 to not advance the nomination of Scott Garrett, who represented New Jersey's 5th House district before he was defeated in last year's general election. The Export-Import Bank, which provides loans, credit insurance and loan guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase US exports, has many GOP critics who say it distorts markets and that too much of its help benefits large corporations like Boeing. (more...)
Miss Iraq gets death threats for taking selfie with Miss Israel Miss Iraq gets death threats for taking selfie with Miss Israel
- December 19, 2017

The 27-year-old aspiring singer said she was on "cloud nine" after the historic appearance. Idan explained that she was pressured by sponsors, in addition to an unnamed Iraqi ministry, to remove the photo from her account, which she refused to do. (more...)
Pope's visit to Dublin to cost about €20m - Martin Pope's visit to Dublin to cost about €20m - Martin
- December 19, 2017

He said that the types of events possible were "quite limited" due to the pope's age of 81. "I'm very anxious that families coming to the Phoenix Park will not incur costs". Details of Pope Francis visit to Ireland next year, which many Scottish Catholics are expected to attend, were confirmed this week with the visit which takes place between August 21 and 26. (more...)
Police accidentally livestream plans for alleged North Korean agent's arrest Police accidentally livestream plans for alleged North Korean agent's arrest
- December 19, 2017

A spokesman for the AFP confirmed the broadcast was accidental but would not comment on details of the incident as it had been referred to the AFP's security team for an internal review. He added that the 59-year-old suspect, named in local media as Chan Han Choi, was a "loyal agent of North Korea , believing he was acting to serve some higher patriotic purpose". (more...)
'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar,' Union Minister Smriti Irani tells Congress 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar,' Union Minister Smriti Irani tells Congress
- December 19, 2017

According to a report in India Today, the central leadership is keen on appointing a CM who has a strong public appeal and can fulfill the promises made to the electorate. Vajubhai Vala, the incumbent governor of Karnataka and former Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, is the third candidate in contention, the sources said. (more...)
Cooke & Bieler LP Upped Position in Cardinal Health (CAH) by $3.94 Million
- December 19, 2017

On Tuesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Neutral". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by William Blair. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 43,508 shares of the company's stock worth $2,912,000 after acquiring an additional 3,172 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Communications reported 0% of its portfolio in Cardinal Health, Inc. (more...)
Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested, charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested, charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy
- December 19, 2017

Sherra Wright-Robinson is charged in the killing her ex-husband, former National Basketball Association player and Memphian Lorenzen Wright , seven years ago. "We went to the crime scene and walked in Lorenzen's final steps". She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal has reported. (more...)
Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. Acquires 21457 Shares of Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
- December 19, 2017

Glg LP accumulated 63,655 shares. Ecolab Inc . (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 26.01% the S&P500. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Wednesday, February 24 by Barclays Capital. It also reduced its holding in S&P Global Inc by 85,730 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 686,986 shares, and cut its stake in Rockwell Automat (NYSE:ROK). (more...)
Palestinian billionaire Masri launched by Saudis, to… Palestinian billionaire Masri launched by Saudis, to…
- December 19, 2017

His detention sent shockwaves across Jordan, where al-Masri's multibillion-dollar investments are a cornerstone of the economy. Masri, the chairman of Amman-based Arab Bank , was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after chairing meetings of companies he owns, sources said. (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) Holdings Boosted by Flinton Capital Management LLC
- December 19, 2017

The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.92. ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) has risen 67.93% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.28 EPS. QCOM's profit will be $1.14B for 21.23 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
House Republicans plan to introduce $81 billion disaster aid package
- December 19, 2017

The figure nearly doubles the $44 billion requested by the White House and could be attached to a stopgap funding bill to help gain passage and prevent a government shutdown, Rep. The $81 billion figure is almost double the $44 billion the Trump administration requested last month in response to hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. (more...)
Will Investors Now Sell Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) Stock Following Today's, Needham Downgrades?
- December 19, 2017

Arete Wealth Advisors Llc sold 89,809 shares as Oclaro Inc ( OCLR)'s stock declined 22.87%. It has outperformed by 76.04% the S&P500. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 183,460 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,682,328.20. (more...)
Wells Fargo Decides to Downgrade American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Stock
- December 19, 2017

About 261,963 shares traded. American Water Works had a return on equity of 9.92% and a net margin of 14.45%. Argos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARGS) has declined 92.57% since December 17, 2016 and is downtrending. Argus Research initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, June 24 report. Bartlett Co Ltd Company holds 0% or 1,150 shares in its portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 31,354 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 749,505 shares, and cut its stake in ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia: Women can drive motorbikes and trucks, not just cars Saudi Arabia: Women can drive motorbikes and trucks, not just cars
- December 19, 2017

The prince paid a jaw-dropping $A588 million, via a proxy prince, at auction for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi this year. "He has tried to build an image of himself, with a fair amount of success, that he is different, that he's a reformer, at least a social reformer, and that he's not corrupt", said Bruce O. (more...)
What about pro-Trump bias in the Federal Bureau of Investigation? What about pro-Trump bias in the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
- December 19, 2017

Both candidates were urged to tell the feds about any suspicious outreach to their campaigns, the officials said . Trump has repeatedly insisted that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. In the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, Donald Trump was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russian Federation, would probably try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign, according to multiple government officials familiar with the matter. (more...)
North Korea developing missiles 'that could strike London' North Korea developing missiles 'that could strike London'
- December 19, 2017

The 59-year-old naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent, named in local media as Chan Han Choi, was attempting to broker illicit deals that could have generated "tens of millions of dollars" for North Korea, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said. (more...)
Bitcoin exchange collapses after second cyber attack in a year Bitcoin exchange collapses after second cyber attack in a year
- December 19, 2017

Customers cryptocurrency assets will be marked down to 75pc, YouBit wrote in an apology note posted to its website. "To minimize the damages to our customers, we will allow them to withdraw about 75 percent of their balance", the statement said, adding the exchange was "very sorry" for the shutdown. (more...)
Two Daycare Workers Charged With Injuring Five Toddlers With Hot Glue Gun Two Daycare Workers Charged With Injuring Five Toddlers With Hot Glue Gun
- December 19, 2017

She was arrested on Sunday at her Humboldt Park home. Prosecutors say Lizandra Cosme , of Chicago's Humbolt Park neighborhood, was caught on surveillance video applying the glue gun directly to the hands and arms of some children. Cosme had 16 children under her care. Several parents said they were not aware of the allegations, but most said it didn't affect their decision to bring their kids to Children's Learning Center. (more...)

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