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City has several spots to drop off Christmas trees for recycling City has several spots to drop off Christmas trees for recycling
- December 25, 2017

St. Petersburg residents may also drop off their undecorated trees at one of the city's five brush sites for free. Other green waste will not be collected at the TreeCycle sites. Of course, some Americans prefer a product that they can reuse, turning to artificial trees, primarily manufactured in China for the US market, according to data from the US Commerce Department. (more...)
Snow expected to miss city on Christmas Snow expected to miss city on Christmas
- December 25, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, since 1885, we've only had 44 Christmas days with an inch or more of snow. If you plan to travel for the holiday visit gettingaroundillinois.com for the latest Interstate road conditions. Monday. Temperatures will rise to about 19 by noon and then fall to 12 degrees for the remainder of the day. Over the past day or so, odds for a white Christmas went from so-so to a near certainty. (more...)
Russia warns vs US decision to arm Ukraine Russia warns vs US decision to arm Ukraine
- December 25, 2017

The State Department's spokesperson said the U.S. assistance is entirely defensive in nature , and added that the USA remains committed to the Minsk agreements as the way forward in eastern Ukraine . Ukraine has been wracked by conflict since March 2014 following Russia's annexation of Crimea after an illegal independence vote. Previously, the US has provided Ukraine with support equipment and training, and has let private companies sell some small arms like rifles. (more...)
Julian Assange's official Twitter account disappears
- December 25, 2017

It is unclear whether he deactivated or if he was suspended, but given Twitter's new pro-censorship rules, many are speculating that it is the latter. "It's a Christmas miracle!" one user wrote. The Wikileaks boss is getting a lot of love on Twitter, too. While some suspected a link to the raids at his lawyer's office few days ago and the disappearance of Assange's Twitter account. (more...)
18 dead, 26 injured in Christmas Day road accident in La Union 18 dead, 26 injured in Christmas Day road accident in La Union
- December 25, 2017

The jeep was totally wrecked due to the impact of the collision while the bus incurred damage in front. Police said the jeepney crashed at 3.30am (7pm GMT on 24 December) into a larger bus in the town of Agoo, La Union , 125 miles north of the capital Manila. (more...)
Five Killed in Moscow as Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass (PHOTO, VIDEO) Five Killed in Moscow as Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass (PHOTO, VIDEO)
- December 25, 2017

A bus rammed into a group of people on Slavyansky Boulevard in Moscow on December 25. "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass", a traffic police spokesman, Artyom Kolesnikov, told media. The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus. Three air ambulances and emergency service staff were scrambled to the scene, they added. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday PM Narendra Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday
- December 25, 2017

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wished the former Prime Minister as well. The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has chose to set 93 prisoners free on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 93rd birthday on Monday. A leader known for his exemplary oratory is a BJP stalwart who was the first non-Congress Prime minister who completed his full term at the helm. Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. (more...)
North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war' North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
- December 25, 2017

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, which would slash oil imports into the country by up to 90 percent. "The US should not forget even a second the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged as a strategic state capable of posing a substantial nuclear threat to the US mainland", it added. (more...)
Melbourne attack: Kiwi released from hospital
- December 25, 2017

The Prime Minister called it a "despicable and cowardly act" which police were treating as "an isolated incident". "We should continue to go about our daily lives in the way we always do". According to the ABC, Saeed Noori, 32, was driven to the Melbourne West police station in an unmarked police auto about 9am local time today. Following the January incident, authorities installed 140 concrete bollards in the city center. (more...)
Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an "act of war"
- December 25, 2017

North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally to celebrate the county's declaration of full nuclear statehood on November 29 in Pyongyang on December 1, 2017. This picture taken on December 21, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 22, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering his speech during the opening of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (more...)
Dutch Media Busts Michigan's Pete Hoekstra For Using 'Fake News' Defense Dutch Media Busts Michigan's Pete Hoekstra For Using 'Fake News' Defense
- December 25, 2017

Zwart then proceeded to play a video clip of Hoekstra saying in 2015 that, "In the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned... Dutch journalist to new US Ambassador: you said there were "no go zones" in Netherlands, where are they? "I was born in the Netherlands and love the country". (more...)
$0.47 EPS Expected for Corning Incorporated (GLW)
- December 25, 2017

The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $13.45. About 867,044 shares traded. Ancora Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.34% in Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW). Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.70 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.31 and long-term debt to equity ratio ... (more...)
Met Éireann issues new yellow rainfall warning for 16 counties Met Éireann issues new yellow rainfall warning for 16 counties
- December 25, 2017

Met Éireann say that further rainfall iv likely to lead to accummulations of 25 to 35mm. The forecaster has predicted that local floods will be risky and people are warned to stay indoors at all times. St Stephen's Day is predicted to be cold and cloudy. However, brighter conditions with scattered showers will develop throughout the afternoon in the west and northwest. (more...)
Tendulkar takes to Facebook to deliver his message Tendulkar takes to Facebook to deliver his message
- December 25, 2017

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the master blaster, while being an ace performer on the field, has never quite shown the same consistency in Parliament . He always supported me and encouraged me to be what I wanted to be in life. "We're discussing about sports and you don't have the sporting spirit", Naidu scolded, before ordering the live telecast of House proceedings to be cut off. (more...)
Romania considering transfer of embassy to Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

The Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza, called for a "Day of Rage" and joined other Palestinian factions in staging protests. One Palestinian was wounded, Qudra said. Nine protesters have died in clashes with Israeli troops, two of them on Friday. The memorial is located near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in southern Jerusalem on a road to east Jerusalem, the section of the ancient city that the Palestinians have earmarked as the capital of any future state. (more...)
Electrical fire damages Baton Rouge home on Christmas Eve; family escapes uninjured Electrical fire damages Baton Rouge home on Christmas Eve; family escapes uninjured
- December 25, 2017

The fire happened in the interior of the home, officials say, and required firefights to move quickly to extinguish it. Damages to the home were declared a total loss, estimated at $30,000, Wilson said. Following the fire, Spartanburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: "Thanks to the life saving efforts by our fire departments, no lives were lost from this tragic incident". (more...)
North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war' North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
- December 25, 2017

The new sanctions were passed unanimously by the UN Security Council in response to North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. "The United States , completely terrified at our accomplishment ... In reaction to North Korea missile tests and threats, the US has engaged in a major joint military exercise this month with the South Korean army that involved more than 12,000 personnel. (more...)
In Ethiopia, South Sudan Warring Sides Sign Cease-fire for Christmas Eve In Ethiopia, South Sudan Warring Sides Sign Cease-fire for Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2017

The new deal is an effort to salvage a 2015 peace agreement. The agreement also calls on the warring sides to release prisoners of war, political prisoners and abducted women and children, who have been victims of widespread sexual violence and recruitment as child soldiers. (more...)
Nick Young plans to release a diss track on Draymond Green Nick Young plans to release a diss track on Draymond Green
- December 25, 2017

Young, a notorious gunner who gave himself his own nickname, left behind a rebuild and bad breakup in Los Angeles to find a role off the bench for what has the potential to be one of the NBA's great dynasties. "I don't want to listen to Nick rap", said Green. "You could've got a better artist". Naturally, Young responded by saying "haters gonna hate" before plugging his clothing line by stating, "That's why I'm Most Hated ". (more...)
Storm in southern Philippines leaves at least 50 dead Storm in southern Philippines leaves at least 50 dead
- December 25, 2017

At least 200 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Tembin which has battered the southern Philippines days before Christmas . "The people received ample warnings". The bodies in Sapad were swept downriver from a flooded town upstream called Salvador, Rando Salvacion, the Sapad town police chief said. (more...)
Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency
- December 25, 2017

The Interior Ministry's spokesman, Nusrat Rahim has also confirmed the attack but he did not share further information regarding the casualties. Rahimi said security forces have arrived at the blast scene and have cordoned off the area. The Afghan capital has come under attack several times in 2017. Though the attack remains unclaimed, Taliban and Islamic State fighters are known to use home-made devices (IEDs) to make roadside bombs and landmines to carry out acts of terror in the region. (more...)
China's First Amphibious Aircraft Performs Inaugural flight China's First Amphibious Aircraft Performs Inaugural flight
- December 25, 2017

The AG600 Kunlong is roughly the same size as a Boeing 737 and is powered by four big turboprops in the normal high-wing configuration of an amphib. The AG600 measures 39.6 meters in length, weighs 53.5 tons and can stay up to 12 hours in the air at a speed of 500 kilometers per hour. (more...)
Peru's ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital Peru's ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital
- December 25, 2017

Mr Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fujimori, 79, was being released on health grounds. The pardon will likely fuel speculation that Kuczynski promised lawmakers to free Fujimori in exchange for help staying in office - an allegation by opposition lawmakers that the government has repeatedly denied. (more...)
Police identify man fatally struck on I-195 in Seekonk Police identify man fatally struck on I-195 in Seekonk
- December 25, 2017

Massachusetts State Police say a Seekonk police officer attempted to stop 29-year-old Anthony Perry, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Saturday night when he was driving. Perry had driven behind a Motel 6 on Fall River Avenue after a police officer tried to stop his auto, and then fled on foot, police said, running onto I-195 before he was struck trying to cross into the left lane. (more...)
Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem Guatemala announces relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

In a Facebook post, Morales said that he had a discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu- after the talks he made a decision to instruct the foreign ministry to move the embassy to Jerusalem. No country now has their embassy in Jerusalem, although the Czech Republic said it is also considering such a move. Following the USA decision on Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the U.S., dealing a pre-emptive ... (more...)
UAE Denies Entry to Female Tunisians UAE Denies Entry to Female Tunisians
- December 25, 2017

Emirates Airline banned a large number of Tunisian women from travelling to Dubai on Friday without any explanation. The country's transport ministry announced it has suspended Emirates flights to Tunis until the airline finds the appropriate solution to operate flights "in accordance with worldwide law and agreements", reported the Guardian. (more...)
WEATHER: Frigid Christmas Day WEATHER: Frigid Christmas Day
- December 25, 2017

After our soggy start to the Christmas holiday weekend, Sunday certainly turned out much improved with a mix of sun and clouds. - Winds crank up from the northwest as colder air rushes in. Temperatures hover around freezing with wind chills in the low-20s. Thursday looks to be on the dreary side as well with mostly cloudy skies and a few hit or miss showers possible. (more...)
President Trump in town for Christmas President Trump in town for Christmas
- December 25, 2017

United States President Donald Trump has greeted a Merry Christmas to the troops from all five military branches stationed overseas during a teleconference from Mar-a-Lago, where he is spending the holidays with his family. The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives. So I want to congratulate the Coast Guard for having done an incredible job. MSNBC responded to his statements by putting out a video of President Barack Obama repeatedly saying "Merry Christmas" during his ... (more...)
200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort 200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort
- December 25, 2017

A gondola auto broke down, triggering the incident. Two helicopters were involved in the mission by dropping rescue personnel onto each gondola vehicle to then free the skiers inside and lower them down to the ground to safety. Technical units at the station are now looking into what could have caused the breakdown of the line. The Daily Mail reported that the gondola links the town of Chamrousse to the summit of the Croix de Chamrousse, some 2,250 meters (7382 feet) above sea level. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for endangered toddler believed to be in Houston Amber Alert issued for endangered toddler believed to be in Houston
- December 25, 2017

He has been described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds. Viktor Anatolievich Bandurovskiy is the child's biological father. He was last seen wearing a black button up shirt and dark blue jeans. Eli V. Bandurovskiy is a 1-year-old boy with blond hail, hazel eyes weighing 32 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue/gray pajama trousers, a gray undershirt, a navy cardigan with two red horizontal stripes and large buttons, and blue/lime green tennis shoes. (more...)

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