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Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous 'Lie Hard' dig at BJP Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous 'Lie Hard' dig at BJP
- December 26, 2017

The party action plan has factored in the possibility of the ruling NDA advancing the general elections to 2018 end along with some key states in the North. "We lost in the election, but we won". The Congress president further added that his sole mission in the election was to boost the confidence in the Gujarat Congress that they can defeat the BJP. (more...)
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat
- December 26, 2017

BJP retained power in the state for the sixth consecutive term by winning the recently held Assembly polls. Earlier this morning, Modi's convoy made its way from the Ahmedabad airport, where he flew in from the national capital, to an open ground near the state secretariat where the oath ceremony took place. (more...)
Significant lake effect snow early next week Significant lake effect snow early next week
- December 26, 2017

It is after Christmas morning that lake effect becomes organized. The service issued a winter storm watch, advising there may be several inches of snow tonight, followed by significant lake effect snow Monday through Wednesday. There will be temperatures in the single digits Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with wind. In the most persistent snows east of Lake Ontario they wil be measuring snowfall in feet. (more...)
Meghan Markle shines at royals' Christmas church service Meghan Markle shines at royals' Christmas church service
- December 26, 2017

As ET previously reported , Meghan and Harry were expected to stay at William and Kate's country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, which is close to Sandringham, so they could see 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte open their stockings from Santa on Christmas morning. (more...)
Christmas brings blizzard and bitter cold
- December 26, 2017

This will lead to a very cold Christmas eve with highs only in the single digits and teens. Temperatures in MA are also expected to be lower than usual on Christmas reaching a high of 38 degrees. The trucks were using treated salt that's deployed when temperatures drop below 15 degrees. A winter storm is winding down across New England but not before bringing blizzard conditions to some areas, power outages to others and making Christmas travel treacherous. (more...)
North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles North Korea: Trump praises latest United Nations sanctions over missiles
- December 26, 2017

The resolution adopted by all 15 council members didn't go as far as the toughest-ever sanctions that have been sought by the Trump administration, such as prohibiting all oil imports and freezing global assets of North Korea's government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Trump signs sweeping tax bill into law Trump signs sweeping tax bill into law
- December 26, 2017

There was some discussion in Congress and at the White House that Trump should consider delaying the signing until early 2018 as a way to delay automatic spending cuts that could have been triggered by the tax cuts. Democrats had opposed the bill as a giveaway to the wealthy that would add $1.5 trillion to the $20 trillion national debt during the next decade. (more...)
Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump
- December 26, 2017

In a short post on his official Facebook account on Sunday, Morales said he had chose to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Guatemala's decision also drew fire from Bolivian President Evo Morales. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (more...)
Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
- December 26, 2017

More than 120 countries backed a United Nations resolution urging the U.S. to reverse its decision, but Guatemala has announced that it too will be relocating its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem . "So far we have only seen the beginning", she said. Netanyahu spoke of Guatemala's move at the Likud faction meeting in the Knesset, saying he spoke Sunday night with Morales, who is an Evangelical Christian, thanked him for Guatemala's support at the United Nations, and expressed hope he would ... (more...)
Synovus Financial Corp Sells 1004 Shares of IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP)
- December 26, 2017

Fisher Asset Management Llc sold 4,236 shares as Ipg Photonics Corp (IPGP)'s stock rose 13.78%. The institutional investor held 12,164 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.25M, down from 14,254 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Faf du Plessis diagnosed with viral infection, doubtful for Boxing Day Test Faf du Plessis diagnosed with viral infection, doubtful for Boxing Day Test
- December 26, 2017

Gibson has previously stated that he will back Steyn to play if he's fit and available because "He is not some average guy from down the road. Some nightmares you want to wake up quickly‚" he said with a smile as the Proteas readied for Zimbabwe . (more...)
Rupani govt in Gujarat to be sworn-in on Dec 26 Rupani govt in Gujarat to be sworn-in on Dec 26
- December 26, 2017

Governor O P Kohli will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Rupani and his ministers. With BJP's OBC face and Health Minister Shankar Choudhary losing the elections, the party is looking for a new backward leader to take his place. (more...)
Qci Asset Management INC Increased Its Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stake
- December 26, 2017

Stearns Financial Services Group who had been investing in 3M Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $139.81 billion market cap company. Baird with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 22. The stock of ONEOK, Inc. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Bryan Garnier & Cie on Friday, January 13 with "Buy". (more...)
Fatal Mexican Tour Bus Crash Fatal Mexican Tour Bus Crash
- December 26, 2017

Two of the other fatalities were Swedes, one was Canadian and one was Mexican, said the tourism ministry of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, where the crash occurred. The bus was taking 31 people, who were on a Royal Caribbean cruise , to the ancient Mayan ruin at Chaccobén. The cause of the accident was under investigation. (more...)
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Vietnam braces for TyphoonTembin Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Vietnam braces for TyphoonTembin
- December 26, 2017

Tropical storm Tembin intensified to a typhoon on Sunday, after it caused flooding and mudslides in the Philippines. But in 1997, Tropical Storm Linda swept through the region, killing 770 people and leaving more than 2,000 others missing. Malaysia stands ready to provide assistance and support to areas affected by Typhoon Tembin in southern Philippines. The storm is expected to make landfall in Vietnam tonight after claiming 200 lives in southern Philippines. (more...)
UP CM Adityanath to visit Noida to thrash myth UP CM Adityanath to visit Noida to thrash myth
- December 26, 2017

Coming down heavily on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his comment on the state government celebrating the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan and not Hanuman, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government need not learn from the former as it was giving equal importance to all religions and maintaining religious harmony in the state. (more...)
Cholera hit one million in Yemen Cholera hit one million in Yemen
- December 26, 2017

A Saudi-led coalition has been at war with Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The World Health Organisation warned last month that some 2,200 people have already died from cholera. He said the USA would not tolerate them "continuing to rocket and rocket a key ally like Saudi Arabia on the regular basis", though of course it's not clear how many more missiles the Houthis have beyond the two used. (more...)
UNSC condemns Houthi ballistic missile attack on Riyadh UNSC condemns Houthi ballistic missile attack on Riyadh
- December 26, 2017

Cholera flared up in April and spread rapidly, killing 2,227 people, but the death rate has since fallen dramatically. They also expressed "concern" at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen and called on all parties to allow the safe, rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to the populations of all affected governorates, and to facilitate access for essential imports of food, fuel and, medical supplies into the country and their distribution ... (more...)
Melbourne auto ramming 'deliberate'-but no terror link, say police Melbourne auto ramming 'deliberate'-but no terror link, say police
- December 26, 2017

Acting police commissioner Shane Patton said the alleged driver of the auto was a 32-year-old man of Afghan descent who was known to police. When asked if there were any custody management issues, Mr Noori's defence lawyer Tass Antos said: "Yes, your honour, first and foremost mental health". (more...)
Nation celebrates 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam today Nation celebrates 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam today
- December 26, 2017

A change of command ceremony also held at mausoleum where cadets of Pakistan Military Academy (Kakul) assumed charge of ceremonial guards. The day began with a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals, while national flag hoisted atop all public buildings. (more...)
Rep. Kevin Brady on Tax Bill: 'We've Got the Fundamentals Right' Rep. Kevin Brady on Tax Bill: 'We've Got the Fundamentals Right'
- December 26, 2017

Temporary funding is needed because Congress has been unable to agree on long-term government spending levels since the 2017 fiscal year ended last September. All but one of the GOP no votes came from like-minded Republicans facing re-election in 11 months in moderate districts across New Jersey, New York and California. (more...)
Two bodies recovered after vehicle entered river in Mayo Two bodies recovered after vehicle entered river in Mayo
- December 26, 2017

The other two occupants are aged 26 and 27. Darkness was closing in around 4 p.m. today by the time the bodies were located by garda divers. The location where the incident occurred is around 4km south of Louisburgh , close to Carrownisky Strand. (more...)
TD Asset Management Inc. Reduces Position in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT) TD Asset Management Inc. Reduces Position in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT)
- December 26, 2017

Quantum Capital Management increased its stake in Goodyear Tire & Rubr Co (GT) by 6.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chapter Iv Investors Llc decreased its stake in Eqt Corp (EQT) by 31.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Tunisia summoned UAE's ambassador on Friday following Emirates' ban Tunisia summoned UAE's ambassador on Friday following Emirates' ban
- December 26, 2017

Passengers said the only explanation they were given by airline staff was that women holding Tunisian passports were not authorised to travel to the UAE. "We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that necessitated taking specific procedures ", said the UAE foreign minister, Anwar Gargash on Twitter. (more...)
McConnell slams 'genius' Bannon for botching the Alabama race McConnell slams 'genius' Bannon for botching the Alabama race
- December 26, 2017

In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointed out that the GOP-controlled Senate was "unable to go forward with 52 Republican senators". Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, that didn't have enough votes to pass this year. Rather than trimming food stamps, or Medicaid-which Democrats won't support-expect the Senate to pursue a bill to fix the US's crumbling infrastructure, McConnell said, and take up a banking ... (more...)
Pulong Duterte on leave until resignation is accepted: Mayor Sara Pulong Duterte on leave until resignation is accepted: Mayor Sara
- December 26, 2017

Antonio Tinio of party-list Alliance of Concerned Teachers said. In a statement on Monday, Duterte said his resignation is effective December 25. The Davao City council held yesterday a special session to pass a resolution declaring Davao City in a state of calamity after flashfloods on Friday night and a fire at the NCCC Mall from Saturday to Sunday left dozens of people dead. (more...)
Real Housewives' Luann de Lesseps arrested, blames 'long-buried emotions'
- December 26, 2017

De Lesseps, 52, was arrested at 1:25 a.m. for disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest, battery of an officer, and making threats against a public servant, according to a booking document of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office obtained by ABC News. (more...)
One dead in Christmas Day fire in Manhattan high-rise: FDNY One dead in Christmas Day fire in Manhattan high-rise: FDNY
- December 25, 2017

FDNY said no firefighters were injured, but PIX11 footage captured a firefighter on a stretcher being put into an ambulance. Officials said the blaze started around 7:32 a.m. The Fire Marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. . There were no other injuries, the FDNY said. Police said the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom. (more...)
Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour
- December 25, 2017

Speaking at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kejriwal said, "Today is a day to take lesson from the life of Jesus Christ, the way he worked for the people of the society - the poor, the ailing and the needy ones, we should learn from his life and spread happiness & harmony in the society". (more...)
Six-nation Speakers Conference underway in Islamabad Six-nation Speakers Conference underway in Islamabad
- December 25, 2017

Of the five top countries in the world, hosting largest number of refugees, three are represented here; namely Turkey, Pakistan and Iran. Raza Rabbai said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will usher a new economic era in the region. (more...)

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