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Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules
- December 20, 2017

Dawson found that the prime minister broke the Conflict of Interest Act in four ways. -And the prime minister failed to remove himself from two conversations that could have furthered the private interest of the Global Centre for Pluralism, the Aga Khan's charitable organization. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony 'Cool' With Taking Six Shots in Win Carmelo Anthony 'Cool' With Taking Six Shots in Win
- December 20, 2017

But as we move past the second month of the season, the Thunder remain stuck at.500, their 15-15 record just barely keeping them in the Western Conference playoff picture. I think that's something we have to accept. But is it something that's going to take getting used to? As a whole, the Thunder-at 15-15-are still disappointing. (more...)
Saudi King Salman, CIA chief Pompeo meet in Riyadh Saudi King Salman, CIA chief Pompeo meet in Riyadh
- December 20, 2017

It has been revealed that the owner of French chateau, the world's most expensive home, is owned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. It showed a paper trail that leads from the purchase of the castle, which Forbes magazine has called the "world's most expensive home", to the heir to the Saudi throne. (more...)
Gov. Scott calls on Sen. Latvala to resign Gov. Scott calls on Sen. Latvala to resign
- December 20, 2017

A special master's report released Tuesday found probable cause that Sen. Their announcement came a day after a Senate investigation found it's likely Latvala inappropriately touched a top Senate aide. "I felt it was something he felt entitled to", she noted, while supplying text messages from Latvala along with her testimony. He said he would not comment further. (more...)
Idaho the fastest-growing state by population, US Census Bureau estimates Idaho the fastest-growing state by population, US Census Bureau estimates
- December 20, 2017

That's an increase of 0.7 percent. The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million to 325.7 million, a less than 1 percent jump in population. It's population increased 2.2% to 1.7 million. The Census Bureau only released state and national figures; local estimates are expected to be released next year. The Census Bureau is planning for its full population count, which it does every decade, in 2020. (more...)
United States blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others over human rights abuses, corruption United States blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others over human rights abuses, corruption
- December 20, 2017

The Treasury Department identified Katayev as a law enforcement officer in ChechnyŠ°. "We will continue to use the Magnitsky Act to aggressively target gross violators of human rights in Russian Federation, including individuals responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, and other despicable acts", OFAC Director John Smith said in a statement. (more...)
Prosecutor will seek murder charge against MSP trooper in ATV death Prosecutor will seek murder charge against MSP trooper in ATV death
- December 20, 2017

According to State Police, on August 26 of this year, troopers assigned to the MSP Metro South Post, Detroit Secure Cities Partnership attempted to stop Damon Grimes for recklessly driving his ATV 4-wheeler. MSP said during the pursuit, Bessner fired his Taser out the window of his moving patrol vehicle, hitting Grimes before the teen's ATV crashed into the back of a truck at Rossini Drive and Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. (more...)
Islamic Sharia Instant Divorces Ruled Not Legal in European Union States Islamic Sharia Instant Divorces Ruled Not Legal in European Union States
- December 20, 2017

Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani, a Conservative MP who pushed for an inquirer into sharia law, said previous year: "Under sharia, men are in charge and women are treated as their property". Though instant divorces are not explicit in Islam's Sharia Law or in the Koran, it has been practiced for decades. India banned triple talaq divorces in August 2017 after its Supreme Court deemed the practice unconstitutional. (more...)
Firefighters brace for return of California winds Firefighters brace for return of California winds
- December 20, 2017

Humboldt County firefighters Lonnie Risling, left, and Jimmy McHaffie, right, spray down smoldering fire underneath the rubble of a home that was destroyed by the Thomas Fire , in Montecito on December 17, 2017. There is a fire weather warning for Los Angeles County as well. "We are at moderate and good levels". An alert sent to CNN says the Thomas fire is still only 45% contained and authorities predict that even with the decreasing winds evident today, it won't be fully contained until ... (more...)
Tillerson: US Can't Talk Unless N. Korea is Ready to Talk Tillerson: US Can't Talk Unless N. Korea is Ready to Talk
- December 20, 2017

Tillerson even said the meeting will be a way of giving North Korea a message that other nations are prepared to participate in discussions. "A diplomatic solution is both essential and possible, and we will continue to work with our allies and regional partners, including the United States, Japan and South Korea, in pursuing our common objective of a secure and stable Korean peninsula". (more...)
Student leader's arrest leads to violent protest at BHU campus Student leader's arrest leads to violent protest at BHU campus
- December 20, 2017

The news channel further reported that after Singh's arrest several supporters of the youth leader staged protest leading to a violent clash between the police and student demonstrators. "The situation is now under control", said Bhelupur circle officer AP Singh. According to reports, the protesters demanding immediate release of student leader Ashutosh even chased the chief proctor of the varsity, who tried to calm the agitators. (more...)
5-Year-Old Boy Shot For Second Time In 18 Months 5-Year-Old Boy Shot For Second Time In 18 Months
- December 20, 2017

Police said a man was being questioned by Area South detectives in connection with the shooting. Another crashed through a window and a wall and struck a 28-year-old woman in the head. A auto pulled up next to him and someone inside opened fire. She was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital. Past year there 4,234 people shot in the city. (more...)
Ambassador Haley: 'US Will Be Taking Names' during UN Jerusalem Vote Ambassador Haley: 'US Will Be Taking Names' during UN Jerusalem Vote
- December 20, 2017

The meeting started as four eyes and was followed by an expanded meeting that included delegation from both sides. Jarghoun called on all countries to support the Palestinian uprising against Trump's Jerusalem decision and their political rights. (more...)
Christie: Kushner 'deserves the scrutiny' Christie: Kushner 'deserves the scrutiny'
- December 20, 2017

Rather, he should be looked at simply because of his role with the transition, the Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate said. Charles Kushner pleaded guilty and served 2 years in prison. As a former federal prosecutor, Christie offered some words of advice to those who are facing scrutiny from Mueller: keep quiet. Christie said on MSNBC Tuesday night. (more...)
Wrongful death suit filed against DiNardo, cousin, parents Wrongful death suit filed against DiNardo, cousin, parents
- December 20, 2017

Both pleaded not guilty to murder and other offenses at their December 14 arraignments in Bucks County Court. The suit, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, also alleges that DiNardo's parents created a unsafe situation to exist on their family farm by allowing their son access to the property and also to equipment on it. (more...)
Eminem uses Grindr to meet people Eminem uses Grindr to meet people
- December 20, 2017

Speaking with David Marchese, he said: "It's tough". Eminem , who has just released a new album, Revival , had fuelled the rumours when he opened up about his dating life with Vulture . Tinder?" asked the interviewer, to which the rapper replied positively, adding on a humorous note, "And Grindr. Prodded further, Eminem said with a laugh:"Yeah, Tinder..." I got this feeling of 'what the fuck?' From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him. (more...)
Committee on Eighth Amendment to publish final report Committee on Eighth Amendment to publish final report
- December 20, 2017

The Oireachtas committee on the 8th amendment will present its final report today. The proposals include repealing the Eighth Amendment, which places the life of the unborn on an equal footing to the mother, and permitting abortions up to 12 weeks. (more...)
Saudi Arabia again closes land border to Qatar Saudi Arabia again closes land border to Qatar
- December 20, 2017

The gate was closed two weeks after the diplomatic crisis that broke out in the Gulf on June 5. It was briefly opened for a fortnight in August to allow pilgrims from Qatar to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. (more...)
Exploratory talks for German new gov't to start on January 7 Exploratory talks for German new gov't to start on January 7
- December 20, 2017

Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz said on December 15 that the talks would begin at the end of January in an open and constructively manner. Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance emerged as the largest bloc in the parliament Bundestag following September's federal election, but they failed to secure an absolute majority. (more...)
Will take up issue of 'forced conversions' with Pak: Swaraj Will take up issue of 'forced conversions' with Pak: Swaraj
- December 20, 2017

Expressing concern over reports of Sikh community in Pakistan's Hangu district allegedly being forced to convert to Islam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that she would take up the issue with Islamabad at the earliest. (more...)
US State Department Calls on Myanmar to Free Reporters US State Department Calls on Myanmar to Free Reporters
- December 20, 2017

The spokesman said the Ministry of Home Affairs and police told him on Tuesday that the two men were being detained in Yangon, were "in good condition" and had not been subject to "illegal questioning". The organisation said Myanmar had invoked such laws in at least three cases against the press this year. "All detainees must be allowed prompt access to a lawyer and to family members", said Frederick Rawski, the ICJ's Asia-Pacific Regional Director, in a statement on Monday. (more...)
Russian Federation to raise gas supplies to Serbia to 2 bcm in 2018 Russian Federation to raise gas supplies to Serbia to 2 bcm in 2018
- December 20, 2017

Serbia's former prime minister, who was elected president this past April, thanked Putin for his support and said Serbia would "never" introduce any sanctions against Russian Federation, a reference to European Union and U.S. The rest comes from domestic sources. Additional volumes beyond the contracted amounts were delivered under supplementary agreements to the contract. (more...)
The 'Real' Rob Lowe gets to meet real Fresno County Firefighters The 'Real' Rob Lowe gets to meet real Fresno County Firefighters
- December 20, 2017

He was with a five-engine strike team from San Diego and engaged in a "very active part of the fire " just outside of Fillmore when he was fatally injured, according to Cal Fire . The wildfire, which has been named Thomas Fire , is the third-largest in California history, covering 404 square miles, and has destroyed more than 700 homes. (more...)
Jack Brown Produce recalls Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples Jack Brown Produce recalls Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples
- December 20, 2017

A variety of apples have been pulled off the shelves due to the threat of listeria. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (more...)
Philippine navy chief sacked for disobeying orders
- December 20, 2017

Lorenzana in a press briefing on Wednesday said, "As the Secretary of Defense, I have lost trust and confidence in his integrity and leadership". In the contract, Lorenzana said the shipbuilder has the authority or power to select the maker or manufacturer of the CMS. (more...)
Quinnipiac: 51 Percent Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Economy Quinnipiac: 51 Percent Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Economy
- December 20, 2017

That's good news for the Trump administration, however, voters are split as to who deserves most of the credit. Only about a third of Americans say that they will definitely or probably vote for Donald Trump if he runs for reelection in 2020, while half indicate that they'll definitely or probably support his Democratic general election challenger, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll . (more...)
Ilyasi gets life term for killing wife Ilyasi gets life term for killing wife
- December 20, 2017

In 2014, the Delhi High Court had asked the trial court to add the graver charge of murder under Section 302 against Ilyasi for his wife's death. Ilyasi was released on bail after three months and had been publishing a magazine Bureacracy Today on civil servants and governance. (more...)
U.S. now raises concerns about Hafiz Saeed running in 2018 elections U.S. now raises concerns about Hafiz Saeed running in 2018 elections
- December 20, 2017

The JuD that the United States accuses of being a front for an anti-India militant group, entered mainstream politics when it formed a new party called the Milli Muslim League (MML) in August this year. Saeed is suspected of masterminding the attack Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people. The LeT and several of its front organisations, leaders, and operatives remain under both the State Department and the Treasury Department sanctions. (more...)
Turkish NBA star faces four years in prison for insulting Erdogan Turkish NBA star faces four years in prison for insulting Erdogan
- December 20, 2017

The Anadolu Agency of Turkey says that the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office has put together an indictment that accuses Kanter of insulting Erdogan in a series of tweets he posted between May and June 2016. "I am open to adoption definitely". Kanter lashed out at Erdogan at a news conference following his detention, calling him the "Hitler of our century". (more...)
Missing children from Arab found, non-custodial parents turn themselves in Missing children from Arab found, non-custodial parents turn themselves in
- December 20, 2017

The abductors of the four Alabama boys who had been reported missing since Dec.8 have turned themselves in to North Carolina officials, Alabama officials announced Tuesday. According to Blount County DHR officials, the boys were to remain there until a temporary custody plan could be organized. "As far as I know, they (the children) are all in good health", Lowdermilk said. (more...)

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