Monday December 18-th, 2017

Spanish Socialists PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez quits after losing Party vote

Sanchez had led the Socialists in blocking the conservative Popular Party's Mariano Rajoy from building a minority government . In the end, with 133 votes against and 107 for, the committee knocked down Sanchez's suggestion to call primaries to el...

US Personnel Ordered to Leave the Democratic Republic Congo Amid Political Unrest US Personnel Ordered to Leave the Democratic Republic Congo Amid Political Unrest

A statement released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury identified the targets as Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba and General John Numbi; "their assets within U.S. Ida Sawyer, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, also called on the U...

Basement Dwellers: Clinton Attacks Millennial Bernie Backers in Leaked Audio Basement Dwellers: Clinton Attacks Millennial Bernie Backers in Leaked Audio

Some Sanders supporters have taken to Twitter voicing their disagreement with the message, but Sanders' deputy communications director Mike Casca and the Clinton campaign have pointed out how the tone of Clinton's audio is not in anyway "mocking" S...

Videos of shooting of black man to be released

The cellphone and surveillance footage captures the confrontation that resulted in the death of Alfred Olango, who was shot Tuesday after El Cajon police say he behaved in an aggressive manner. Pamela Benge, center, spoke of her son, Alfred Olango,...

Colts vs. Jaguars at London: Game preview, odds, prediction Colts vs. Jaguars at London: Game preview, odds, prediction

We didn't like it. Of the 12 backs ahead of Gore, 10 are in the Hall of Fame, LaDainian Tomlinson (fifth) is eligible next year and Edgerrin James was a finalist last year. The venue is regularly home to major championships in the English Premier Lea...

Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements

Former Port Authority official Bill Baroni and Christie aide Bridget Kelly are charged with implementing the scheme as political revenge against the mayor of Fort Lee, who'd refused to endorse Christie's reelection. On the very first day, prosecutors...

Nissan redefines the Micra at Paris Motor Show

It was revealed today at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. "It is too soon to discuss future product plans at this time", Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev told motoring.com.au - which is at least an indicator it's not been ruled out. But what ab...

Suspicious device at NJ train station being investigated

Investigators were trying to determine if the occupants of the SUV were about to drive out of town or take a plane, sources said. New York-bound Amtrak trains were being held in Trenton. Two men reported noticing the suspicious object. The suspecte...

Trump Threatens to Skip Remaining Debates If Hillary Is There

Seven percent of those polled went so far as to admit that they've lost or ended a friendship due to intense disagreements about who should be our next president. Trump made clear that even when he's touching on the truth, he's unfit to occupy the Wh...

OPEC may hold formal meeting in bid to cut production, boost prices OPEC may hold formal meeting in bid to cut production, boost prices

Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 1.6% to $46.62 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange. Oil prices were up as much as 2 per cent on Wednesday, reacting to the possibility of another surprise weekly drop in USA inventories amid an in...

OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

If being fooled twice puts the shame on me, what does it mean for oil traders to be fooled infinitely by OPEC? A strong member of the cartel- Saudi Arabi relaxed its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. That would i...

What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

Brent crude, the global benchmark, fell 0.39 per cent to $48.50 per barrel in mid-afternoon trading. Spencer Knipping, an oil analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Energy , said it looks like Saudi Arabia, which has the largest production capacity,...

Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station

Apple, however, won't be cutting the ribbon on the new headquarters until 2021 as the main power station still needs a lot of work to get finished, including the reconstruction of its famous chimneys, which dominate the South London skyline.

AB Inbev and SABMiller shareholders approve takeover deal

The takeover is expected to be completed on October 10, almost a year after AB InBev first approached SABMiller about the acquisition, which required a succession of sweetened bids to win over SAB and asset disposals to satisfy regulators around th...

Germany's Lufthansa Acquiring Remainder of Brussels Airlines Germany's Lufthansa Acquiring Remainder of Brussels Airlines

The negotiations with Air Berlin throw a financial lifeline to loss-making carrier, which said it also planned to cut jobs and spin off its short-haul leisure flights into a separate unit, thus halving its fleet in a bid to restore profitability.

The Clinton Foundation is reportedly laying off dozens of people

In the months after the talk, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation organized and partially funded an effort to get hundreds of farmers in Haiti to plant thousands of lime trees, a project created to help both the impoverished farmers an...

Prosecutors seek detention of Lotte chairman Shin Prosecutors seek detention of Lotte chairman Shin

The source explained that the office made a decision to seek the warrant due to the gravity of the case, as well as concerns that Shin, who grew up in Japan, might try to flee South Korea to escape charges and hide evidence. The court hearing on the ...

First shipment of USA shale gas arrives at Grangemouth First shipment of USA shale gas arrives at Grangemouth

Asked about the environmental concerns surrounding fracking, Mr Ratcliffe told the BBC: "You have to accept the world is not flawless, chemicals is not a ideal world, occasionally we have spillages and we have incidents because we're not flawless".

United Kingdom airline Monarch denies speculation it is in financial trouble United Kingdom airline Monarch denies speculation it is in financial trouble

Monarch was forced to deny "negative speculation" over the weekend that it is in financial trouble, and sources close to the situation confirmed that the airline is in no immediate danger of going bust. A spokesperson from Monarch Airlines stated tha...

Hyundai Motor union stages first full strike in 12 years Hyundai Motor union stages first full strike in 12 years

The full-day walkout came after a series of partial stoppages since July across South Korea, its biggest manufacturing base, which produced almost 40 percent of its vehicles sold globally in 2015. Workers at Kia Motors also said they would stage pa...

Driving rain and wind diverts plans for Canadian royal tour Driving rain and wind diverts plans for Canadian royal tour

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron near Victoria worldwide airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria , Canada . At one point, a mom walked in late and apologized saying, "Sorr...

'Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' Trailer Will Get You Dancing 'Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' Trailer Will Get You Dancing

Timberlake has certainly been busy this summer: He lent his famous voice to the movie Trolls (out November 4 ) and produced its soundtrack. Starting on October 12 , 2016, Netflix will offer its members the chance to spend a night with Justin T...

Millennials, rejoice: MTV is bringing back TRL - for one day only Millennials, rejoice: MTV is bringing back TRL - for one day only

However, tons of other celebrities and media personalities will be. Their research found that if no Millennials vote, Donald Trump will win the election with 44 percent versus Hillary Clinton's 41 percent; if all Millennials vote, Clinton would w...

Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaking in Lakeland, Orlando today Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaking in Lakeland, Orlando today

It will be part of a national voter registration effort on Tuesday, with a show airing at 6 p.m. EDT and simulcasting online. Kaine was in Orlando for a campaign event and had decided to make a quiet, unannounced stop at the site of the shooting, a...

Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

The pan-European STOXX 600 index .STOXX also fell 1.6 percent to a one-week low. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 37.84 points, or 0.21 percent, to 18,132.67, the S&P 500 was 3.48 points, or 0.16 percent, higher at 2,149.58 a...

Monarch Airlines says it is 'trading well' despite speculation Monarch Airlines says it is 'trading well' despite speculation

Monarch said on Monday that it expected to make more than £40 million in profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation by the end of its financial year in October "despite a hard period for the holiday industry due to terrorist incidents...

What Iran proposed for capping oil production

Oil prices have collapsed from more $100 a barrel in mid-2014 to near 13-year lows below $30 in January. The meeting also comes on the heels of an oil price slump on Friday as countries continued to pump aggressively and drive the oil price down, s...

Hillary Clinton holds 1.18% lead over Donald Trump — UPI/CVoter poll Hillary Clinton holds 1.18% lead over Donald Trump — UPI/CVoter poll

Another must win state for Trump is North Carolina, where he has less than a 60 per cent chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight. And while it is common for campaigns to lower expectations ahead of debate and other high-profile events, sour...

Houston shooting: Police say they've shot suspect

Protests continued nightly, with many demonstrators calling for Charlotte police to release video footage of the shooting. The videos changed the mind of Stacey Sizemore, who said that she worked in human resources for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Pol...

Disney Is Looking Into Buying Twitter

Yup. Twitter stock gets a boost, while Disney stock tanks. All of this is speculation, though, as it isn't yet clear whether Disney will even proceed with an actual bid. With Jack Dorsey of Twitter sitting on the board of Disney, and the social m...

Love calls US team "best maybe ever assembled' in Ryder Cup"

Home advantage for an experienced United States line-up versus European dominance - just one of many compelling matchups to savour in next week's Ryder Cup between two star-studded teams at Hazeltine National. in Minnesota. "But the difference is w...

Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage

Trump held the edge over Clinton when 45 percent said he was honest and trustworthy and just 36 percent said the same about her. Three-fourths of voters, 75 percent, said he was in good enough health, while 53 percent said she was in the wake of her ...

NY governor's ex-top aide will plead not guilty

Cuomo announced the Buffalo Billion plan in 2012, saying the state would provide incentives, including tax credits and state grants, to induce companies to come to the Buffalo area and help revitalize the struggling region. Howe, meanwhile, arrange...

Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump

Trump angered Cruz in the primaries by insulting his wife and suggesting, without evidence, that his Cuban-born father could have been linked to the assassination of John F. Cruz was asked repeatedly by voters and by Smith, who asked him to defend Tr...

Tropical Storm Karl continues westward trek Tropical Storm Karl continues westward trek

As of 4 a.m. CDT Friday, Tropical Storm Ian was located about 600 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and was racing northeast at 48 mph. That storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and was moving northeast at 53 miles pe...

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