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Top Putin critic launches presidential bid in Russian Federation
- December 24, 2017

Read alsoJournalist explains why Putin allows Sobchak to run for presidentRussian socialite and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak is standing in the election but some - including Mr Navalny - regard her as a "Kremlin stooge". "We are sending you a message in these elections and are ready to win". The commission has previously said he is ineligible due to a suspended prison sentence that he says was politically motivated. (more...)
Israeli Intelligence Foiled 400 2017 Terror Attacks - Even Israeli Intelligence Foiled 400 2017 Terror Attacks - Even "Lone-Wolf" Efforts
- December 24, 2017

Argaman cautioned not to mistake the agency's success in preventing attacks as an indication that terrorist intent has dwindled. He added that the security situation though remained rather complicated, in particular in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. (more...)
San Francisco: Man arrested over 'Christmas terror plan' San Francisco: Man arrested over 'Christmas terror plan'
- December 24, 2017

Jameson, authorities said, sought from the undercover employee an assault rifle, ammunition, powder, tubing, nails, timers and remote detonators -materials that can be made into a pipe bomb. "I'm glad to know we Muslims are finally hitting back, " Jameson told an agency informant. Jameson said he'd just started working as a tow truck driver, which could help in the attack, the affidavit said. (more...)
U.S. court partially lifts Trump's latest refugee ban U.S. court partially lifts Trump's latest refugee ban
- December 24, 2017

Enoka Herat, an attorney for ACLU of Washington, described the ban as "ripping apart families and heartlessly keeping refugees who have survived traumatic situations from reuniting with loved ones". The ACLU says the decision to indefinitely halt the "follow-to-join" refugees inflicts irreparable injury and should be stopped. In addition to Joseph Doe's separation from his family, two Iraqi men who served as interpreters for the US Army are in "extreme danger" due to their work. (more...)
Flake not ruling out presidential bid Flake not ruling out presidential bid
- December 24, 2017

Will that challenger be Flake, who has been fiercely critical of Trump? Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., might be done being a senator, but he may not be done opposing President Donald Trump , coming short of ruling out a 2020 primary run in a Christmas Eve Sunday appearance on ABC's "This Week". (more...)
More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario More snow headed for Southwestern Ontario
- December 24, 2017

The combination of snow and strong winds will create treacherous travel. Areas along and west of US-131 will see additional accumulations of snow Monday and Tuesday . Unusually cold air will likely linger through the end of the year. For the Southtowns and the Southern Tier, a lake-effect snow warning remains in effect from 5 p.m. (more...)
Schumer: Trump is 'Santa to the Rich, Scrooge to the poor' Schumer: Trump is 'Santa to the Rich, Scrooge to the poor'
- December 24, 2017

Passage of the tax bill marked a significant victory for the president. While most Americans will see some kind of tax cut from the bill, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center estimates that over time , most benefits will skew toward wealthier Americans. (more...)
Telos Capital Management Inc. Raises Stake in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
- December 24, 2017

Cleararc Capital Inc who had been investing in Stryker Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.69B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $158.5. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Jefferies. (more...)
US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries
- December 24, 2017

In a Q&A session with troops, General Neller said America may shift its focus from the Middle East to Eastern Europe, pointing to Russia's conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia. The United States' position that Russian Federation presents a major threat was re-emphasized in the new National Security Strategy released Monday. (more...)
Pyongyang says latest United Nations resolution is Pyongyang says latest United Nations resolution is "an act of war"
- December 24, 2017

Pyongyang threatened to retaliate against those who supported the new measures. The UN Security Council imposed the new sanctions on Friday in response to the ballistic missile tests in Pyongyang. North Korea has repeatedly defied Security Council resolutions to halt its nuclear weapons and missile testing. The third raft of sanctions imposed on the North this year, sparked by last month's ICBM test, also received the backing of China - the North's sole major ally and economic lifeline. (more...)
PM Modi Hails BJP Victories In UP, Arunachal Pradesh Bypolls PM Modi Hails BJP Victories In UP, Arunachal Pradesh Bypolls
- December 24, 2017

The party won the Sikandra seat. In Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra seat, BJP's Ajit Pal Singh defeated Samajwadi Party's Seema Sachan by more than 7,000 votes. The Likabali seat had fallen vacant after the death of state health and family welfare minister Jomde Kena in September, whereas, the Pakke-Kessang fell vacant after the Gauhati High Court declared null and void the election of Kameng Dolo from the seat in 2014 following an election petition filed against him by BJP nominee and former ... (more...)
Six treated in M40 crash in Oxfordshire Six treated in M40 crash in Oxfordshire
- December 24, 2017

Highways England said the motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 10 and 11, near Banbury. Fire crews from Oxfordshire and South Central Ambulance Service have been at the scene, it's not yet known how the six people are. (more...)
Road Accident in Pakistan Leaves at Least 10 People Dead Road Accident in Pakistan Leaves at Least 10 People Dead
- December 24, 2017

They said the deadly crash occurred owing to over-speeding. The police said that the search for the suspects is under way. He said at least 17 others were injured, some critically, and that the death toll could rise. The drivers of the two passenger buses fled the scene after the accident and were being sought by police, he added. Five of the injured are in critical condition and are being treated in the hospital's trauma centre. (more...)
India vs South Africa: AB De Villiers Warns Teammates About Virat Kohli India vs South Africa: AB De Villiers Warns Teammates About Virat Kohli
- December 24, 2017

As much as De Villiers was keen to talk up South Africa's northern neighbours' chances here in Port Elizabeth, he can not lose sight of what awaits just down the line. But you've still got to play cricket, you play cricket strokes, it's not like all of a sudden you have to play rugby out there. Four of them have yet to play a franchise match‚ another four - Dominic Hendricks‚ Temba Bavuma‚ Shaun von Berg and Dale Steyn - between them hold nearly 100 more first-class caps than the rest of ... (more...)
Haley: The US Will Remember Today's UN Vote
- December 24, 2017

Nine countries voted against the resolution, including Israel, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras and Togo, and 35 abstained, including the six European Union member states Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Latvia. (more...)
Iraq Christmas service takes place in Mosul after IS defeat Iraq Christmas service takes place in Mosul after IS defeat
- December 24, 2017

The Mass was attended by the patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, and a host of religious and military figures. This month Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the three-year campaign backed by a US-led coalition to expel IS from Iraq. Saint Paul's is now the only functioning church in Mosul, and is only open thanks to the clean-up efforts of young volunteers. (more...)
Political Analyst Joan Walsh Joins CNN After Being Dropped by MSNBC Political Analyst Joan Walsh Joins CNN After Being Dropped by MSNBC
- December 24, 2017

Pundit and author Joan Walsh announced Saturday night that she will be moving to CNN in 2018 after the news she'd been fired from MSNBC sparked widespread outrage. "Every year we review our paid contributors list across the ideological spectrum", the network continued. "Thanks to everyone who made this happen". (more...)
FY2018 EPS Estimates for Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (RPT) Reduced by Analyst
- December 24, 2017

Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) has risen 163.16% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.92% the S&P500. Eventide Asset Management Llc decreased Loxo Oncology Inc (LOXO) stake by 46.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. BMO Capital Markets maintained Chegg, Inc. BTIG Research downgraded shares of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. (more...)
Sheriff's office: 'Several deaths' in plane crash in Florida Sheriff's office: 'Several deaths' in plane crash in Florida
- December 24, 2017

The PCSO ECC received the call at 7:20 a.m. this morning. Investigators are at the site attempting to decipher the cause of the crash. Polk County Fire Rescue are also on the scene and officials from NTSB and FAA are en route. The Bartow Municipal Airport is the former location of a U.S. Air Force Base. At the time of the crash the Bartow Airport was reporting zero visibility due to fog. (more...)
More snow in forecast for Christmas Eve More snow in forecast for Christmas Eve
- December 24, 2017

Widespread snowfall of 5 to 10 cm Christmas Eve, with higher amounts possible near the Lake Ontario shore. The special weather statement is in effect for much of Southern Ontario - including surrounding areas like Guelph, Erin, Arthur, Mount Forest, Northern Wellington County, and Southern Wellington County. (more...)
JK CM pays tributes to 4 Army personnel killed in Pak firing JK CM pays tributes to 4 Army personnel killed in Pak firing
- December 24, 2017

Army sources said soon after the attack took place, the Indian side retaliated on the Pakistani posts along the LoC strongly. Following the incident, heavy cross-border firing and shelling was reported at several places in the region. Pakistan and India have a long history of bitter relations over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir , which is claimed by both in its entirety. Last year, Indian and Pakistani soldiers engaged in some of the worst fighting along the Line of Control since the ... (more...)
Special trains to Patna Sahib flagged off from Punjab, Haryana Special trains to Patna Sahib flagged off from Punjab, Haryana
- December 24, 2017

He was an embodiment of exceptional courage and enormous wisdom. "Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji believed in the power of equality. His courageous deeds and noble thoughts inspire people across generations", he tweeted. The "Shukrana samaroh" or "thanksgiving" will conclude on December 25. While throwing light upon the life of Guru Gobind Singh, Mrs. Preneet Kaur said that the Sikh Gurus fought each and every battle for the propagation of peace and harmony in the society and to end up the ... (more...)
Eric: Cloudy and cold overnight Eric: Cloudy and cold overnight
- December 24, 2017

Lows tonight will be on the mild side once again, upper 50's along the coast, upper 40's to low 50's inland. Temperatures will top out a little warmer compared to Friday ending in the mid 50s for both the coast and inland areas. Winds will die down after midnight and there will also be a few breaks in the clouds during this timeframe as well. Highs on Christmas day will only reach the mid 50's under sunny skies. (more...)
French Troops in Niger Await for President Emmanuel Macron French Troops in Niger Await for President Emmanuel Macron
- December 24, 2017

But Macron said on a visit to the Niger capital Niamey that the Sahel would remain a focus for the French army, should it be required in the future. He's taking the chef from the Elysee Palace to cook a special meal for the soldiers from France, the United States, Canada and Germany. (more...)
UN Calls the United States of America to Reverse Decision on Jerusalem UN Calls the United States of America to Reverse Decision on Jerusalem
- December 24, 2017

Shortly after the vote, Palestinian leaders thanked the United Nations member states that rejected Trump's unilateral move "despite all the pressure exerted on them", Al Jazeera reports. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bolivian President Evo Morales added his weight to the condemnation of Trump's "authoritarian" decision to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, saying the move "violates worldwide rights and provokes more instability in that region". (more...)
Turkey dismisses more than 2700 with emergency rule decree Turkey dismisses more than 2700 with emergency rule decree
- December 24, 2017

At least 115 people who were previously dismissed were reinstated to public sector jobs. The government refers to Gulen's network as the "Fethullah Terrorist Organisation" (FETO), and has labelled it a terror organization. Gulen insists he has nothing to do with the coup. According to the decree, female suspects and convicts are exempt from wearing the uniform. Male defendants will now be required to wear "almond and gray-colored uniforms". (more...)
Christmas Eve snow to slow holiday travel in central IL Christmas Eve snow to slow holiday travel in central IL
- December 24, 2017

We stay dry today with areas of clouds. Highs will likely reach no higher than the teens to near 20 Tuesday, and low to mid-teens Wednesday through at least Friday. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, the Poconos, and northwestern New Jersey to highlight the best chance for winter weather, and they run from 7 p.m. (more...)
Freezing rain, snow blanket state to start holiday weekend Freezing rain, snow blanket state to start holiday weekend
- December 24, 2017

A warm front lifting into the Pittsburgh area Friday morning produced scattered, light rain showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Through Saturday morning, a swath of freezing rain is expected to coat the southern and central ME counties with less than half an inch of ice while snow falls in more northern parts of the state, likely changing to sleet and freezing rain by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service stations in Caribou and Gray. (more...)
Dozens killed as bus plunges 65ft into river in western India Dozens killed as bus plunges 65ft into river in western India
- December 24, 2017

At least 32 people were killed today when a private bus fell into Banas river from a almost 100- foot high bridge in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said. "One after the other, corpses were pulled out of the bus". "We are still carrying out searches in the river", Verma said. "We have talked to concerned officials and directed them to provide all possible assistance to the victims of accident". (more...)
China flies its first home-made large amphibious aircraft China flies its first home-made large amphibious aircraft
- December 24, 2017

The plane was scheduled to take the skies earlier this year but its test flight was deferred for unknown reasons after ground tests in April. The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council congratulated all those engaged in the mission, including those from the Ministry of Industry and Information, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. (more...)

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