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Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers - critics Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers - critics
- December 20, 2017

Many New Yorkers and residents of other high-income, high-tax states like New Jersey and CT might see their taxes remain flat or even rise because of the way the $1.5 trillion bill is structured - and that prompted a fierce debate on the House floor between two Empire State lawmakers, Queens Democrat Joe Crowley and upstate Republican Tom Reed. (more...)
Pence's Israel, Egypt trip delayed further for tax vote Pence's Israel, Egypt trip delayed further for tax vote
- December 20, 2017

Officials denied that Pence's decision was motivated by a wave of deadly protests in the wake of Trump's controversial decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence requested to start his visit in Israel by holding a press conference in front of the Western Wall (Buraq Wall) in occupied East Jerusalem, sources said. (more...)
Pakistan gives visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife Pakistan gives visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife
- December 20, 2017

The Foreign Office said on Wednesday that the visas were issued after Pakistan made a decision to allow Jadhav's mother to visit him, in addition to his wife. The visas were issued by Pakistani High Commission in India. Pakistan had granted permission to both women in November after months of negotiating a meeting by the Indian government. (more...)
Man Critically Injured By Sandbag Through Windshield On I-75 Man Critically Injured By Sandbag Through Windshield On I-75
- December 20, 2017

A passenger was critically injured, WTVG reports . He was transported to St. Vincent Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. Police told WTOL-TV that three 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old threw a sandbag and other items from the overpass onto cars below. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's favorability rating hits 25-year low
- December 20, 2017

The rating falls below Clinton's previous low of 38 percent in August to September of a year ago. Nearly a full year into Trump's presidency, Gallup found his favourability rating was higher than his former Democratic opponent, with 41 per cent of respondents in a December poll rating Trump favourably compared to his 56 per cent seeing him unfavourably. (more...)
Saudi Arabia expects narrower fiscal deficit Saudi Arabia expects narrower fiscal deficit
- December 20, 2017

The Saudi kingdom, the world's biggest exporter of crude oil, said the budget intends to diversify its economic base and rejuvenate the private sector as it will spend more in 2018 than at any other time in its history. Next year should see a narrower deficit because revenue is expected to go from SAR 696 billion (USD 185 billion) this year to SAR 783 billion (USD 208 billion) in 2018. (more...)
Donald Trump's first visit to United Kingdom 'to be announced soon' Donald Trump's first visit to United Kingdom 'to be announced soon'
- December 20, 2017

The call came almost a month after the two clashed over Trump's tweets of "Britain First" anti-Muslim propaganda and hours after London took the unusual step of voting against Washington at the United Nations. In an emailed statement after the call, May's office said the two leaders aired their differences over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move that the U.K.is not on board with. (more...)
Samsung India launches world's biggest curved monitor at Rs 1.5 lakh Samsung India launches world's biggest curved monitor at Rs 1.5 lakh
- December 20, 2017

Specially designed for gamers, it features a 49-inch Ultra-Wide QLED bezel-less display with the resolution of 3840x1080 pixel with a 32:9 aspect ratio and 178-degree viewing angles. It has now arrived in India, and is already available to purchase via Samsung's online store. Dex, to recall, offers "a unique solution that transforms Samsung's high-end Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience", according to Samsung. (more...)
China outcry as Taiwan arrests pro-Beijing party members accused of spying China outcry as Taiwan arrests pro-Beijing party members accused of spying
- December 20, 2017

Taiwanese investigators searched the homes of four officials from the New Party, which now has no members of parliament, on Tuesday on suspicion they had violated the National Security Act. According to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office , Wang is believed to have been an acquaintance of Zhou Hongxu, a Chinese national who was sentenced to 14 months in prison in September for violating the "National Security Act". (more...)
EU Commission Proposes Triggering Article 7 Paving Way for Anti-Poland Sanctions EU Commission Proposes Triggering Article 7 Paving Way for Anti-Poland Sanctions
- December 20, 2017

The EU move comes as Theresa May prepares to go to Warsaw on Thursday for a high-profile summit created to deepen UK-Polish ties after Brexit. While it is a keen advocate of independent judicial systems, the British government also wants to build alliances as it attempts to win support for May's pursuit of a "deep and special" trade deal with the EU. (more...)
Italy's Eni CEO faces corruption trial for Nigerian deal Italy's Eni CEO faces corruption trial for Nigerian deal
- December 20, 2017

Eni is also facing criminal charges in Nigeria, along with Shell, for the same deal, with Nigerian prosecutors alleging payment of millions to government officials and a businessman for the block's license. Shell has previously said it was aware that some of the payments it made to Nigeria for rights to the oilfield would go to Malabu but said the transaction was fully legal. (more...)
Hershey (HSY) Given a $113.00 Price Target at Susquehanna Bancshares
- December 20, 2017

Asset seems to be Loosely tracking Market movement as it continues to trade below 52 W high by -2.02%, with Stocks is near yearly low, it does not mean the stock have bottomed out. HERSHEY TRUST CO sold $477.05 million worth of stock or 4.50 million shares. Idrovo Javier H also sold $1.67 million worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Wednesday, October 11. (more...)
After Two Amtrak Derailments, Pierce County Executive Has 'Serious Questions' After Two Amtrak Derailments, Pierce County Executive Has 'Serious Questions'
- December 20, 2017

After the derailment, Chris Scholl told ABC News he stayed on the train to help the injured. Zack Willhoite, 35, worked as an IT customer service support specialist with the agency since 2008. Investigators are also trying to get images from two on-board cameras that were damaged in the crash, she said. "I'm sure that the NTSB will investigate the workweek of this engineer to determine if he was worn out", Mann said. (more...)
MPs to vote on setting date for Brexit MPs to vote on setting date for Brexit
- December 20, 2017

Theresa May is to face a barrage of Brexit questions as the she appears before a Commons committee today (December 20). The 28 commissioners, including president Jean-Claude Juncker, met on Wednesday to approve guidelines for the EU's negotiating position on the transition drawn up by Mr Barnier, which would see Britain observe European Union rules and regulations following the date of Brexit in March 2019 while having no role in deciding them. (more...)
Dubai denies it's refusing visas to Pakistanis Dubai denies it's refusing visas to Pakistanis
- December 20, 2017

A UAE official has denied a media report which said Dubai is rejecting visit visa applications from Pakistanis. Vice chairman of the association, Nadeem Sharif, said that this was a temporary arrangement, adding that he believes the service would resume from the start of the New Year, the report added. (more...)
Vidarbha fights against Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semifinal Vidarbha fights against Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semifinal
- December 20, 2017

But Vidarbha had their moments and impressed with their positive intent while playing catch-up. After Karnataka were all out for 301 in their first innings, the underdogs romped to 195 in 47 overs in their second dig. At 36/2, Vidarbha were in serious trouble. But Wasim Jaffer was timing the ball well right from the outset, which proved to be a confidence-booster. (more...)
At least 19 civilians killed in airstrikes in northwestern Syria At least 19 civilians killed in airstrikes in northwestern Syria
- December 20, 2017

A market in rebel held Maarrat Misrin city in Idlib province, Syria January 14, 2017. Airstrikes on a Syrian village in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib killed at least 17 people, including women and children, activists and rescue workers said Wednesday. (more...)
'Gujarat model' of growth has been shaken: Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thakrey 'Gujarat model' of growth has been shaken: Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thakrey
- December 20, 2017

Not even a clarion call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive the Gujarati pride could fix the cracks, the Sena said in its mouthpiece Saamana . "In 2007, Sena fielded 33 candidates in Gujarat and all lost", the leader said, attributing the latest poll fiasco to paucity of time for poll campaign. (more...)
NKorea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs, newspaper says NKorea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs, newspaper says
- December 20, 2017

Reports by South Korea previously stated the North was capable of producing biological agents such as anthrax and smallpox that could be used as a part of biological warfare. A day after the White House's national security strategy document mentioned that "North Korea is pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile", a report by the Japanese publication Ashai claimed that Pyongyang has tested missiles loaded with anthrax. (more...)
Huskers Ranked 39th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll Huskers Ranked 39th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll
- December 20, 2017

Wallner registered a.336 batting average during his initial season with the Golden Eagles in 2017, while putting together Southern Miss freshman records for home runs (19) and runs batted in (63). The 10 wins were tied for the most by a C-USA pitcher in 2107. Sandlin, who is majoring in construction engineering technology, was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team with a 4.0 GPA. (more...)
Magnitude 4.0 natural disaster, 3 others rattle parts of Oklahoma
- December 20, 2017

Geologists say the 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:26 a.m. about 18 miles (29 kilometers) east-northeast of Mooreland in Woodward County. In the past, Northwest Missouri residents have reported feeling tremors from earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. (more...)
Iliad takes a bite of Irish telco Eir Iliad takes a bite of Irish telco Eir
- December 20, 2017

The deal, which will see eir CEO Richard Moat step down, will be complete in the first half of next year. eir is now valued at €3.5 billion. It earned 520 million euros in operating profit in its 2016-2017 financial year on sales of 1.3 billion. (more...)
Myanmar blocks United Nations rights investigator just before visit Myanmar blocks United Nations rights investigator just before visit
- December 20, 2017

Grandi said the people he met, including those who had just arrived, were deeply traumatised by the violence they experienced before leaving for Bangladesh. Myanmar's armed forces launched what they termed clearance operations in northern Rakhine, where numerous stateless Muslim minority lived, after Rohingya militants attacked 30 police posts and an army base on August 25. (more...)
Turkey's foreign minister to attend United Nations meeting on US Jerusalem decision Turkey's foreign minister to attend United Nations meeting on US Jerusalem decision
- December 20, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will travel to NY to attend Thursday's United Nations General Assembly vote on Jerusalem, local media reported. The draft was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Monday. The U.N decision was rejected 14 to 1, leaving the USA alone in the global arena. (more...)
MPs condemn 'abject failure' of homelessness policy MPs condemn 'abject failure' of homelessness policy
- December 20, 2017

Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), suggested the figures would likely be higher if the figures included people who were "couch surfing" or sleeping rough outside city centres. The MPs made a series of recommendations to the Government, including calls for a strategy by mid-June 2018 on how homelessness can be reduced. "Delegating a problem is not a solution and we do not share the government's faith in the cure-all potential of the Homelessness Reduction Act". (more...)
Amber Alert issued in Texas after mother found stabbed to death Amber Alert issued in Texas after mother found stabbed to death
- December 20, 2017

Investigators said she was approximately 33 years old. After the girl went missing, authorities believed she might have been with her father, but he has been located in San Antonio and the girl remains missing. Bernardez is believed to be driving a 2000 Blue Toyota Celica with a black hood with Texas license plate #CM7-L340. Police believe Shanally is in grave danger. (more...)
Indian Muslims are also Hindus : RSS Chief Indian Muslims are also Hindus : RSS Chief
- December 20, 2017

The Meghalaya Chief Minister said that it was unacceptable to say that anybody living in India is a Hindu since the world knows that India is a secular democratic country and secularism is part of India's constitution. As per his speech, India is a land of Hindus and the tortured Hindus from around the globe find shelter and peace in India. "The only place to prepare yourself for dedication to nation building is the Sangh sakha kendra", he claimed and suggested people to join movement in ... (more...)
Mexico bus crash claims 12 lives Mexico bus crash claims 12 lives
- December 20, 2017

The bus, taking holidaymakers to the ancient Mayan ruin at Chaccoben, overturned on a road between Mahahual and Cafetal in Quintana Roo state in south-eastern Mexico. The news from Costa Maya about a bus accident involving #CelebrityEquinox & #SerenadeoftheSeas guests is heartbreaking. "We are working with the local authorities to learn more about the accident". (more...)
Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party
- December 20, 2017

He had spent two years in a government protection scheme created to slow the routine murder of reporters in Mexico . "Nevertheless, regrettably, he had not made us aware of having received any threats that could have put him at risk". At least 65 media workers were killed worldwide doing their jobs this year, including 50 professional journalists the organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday, adding that Mexico is one of the most risky places to be a journalist. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi understands pulse of JK youth better than anyone, says Congress Rahul Gandhi understands pulse of JK youth better than anyone, says Congress
- December 20, 2017

He made his pitch for communist support in a speech attacking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Hopefully the torchbearers of Congress party will become its pallbearers. The exit polls for the just-concluded Gujarat Assembly election vastly favour a winning run for the BJP. "As of now, the next big thing will be the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, unless and otherwise the central government takes a different view of the present state government and in that case, both parliament and ... (more...)

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