Saturday December 16-th, 2017

Japanese Leader Abe to Visit Pearl Harbor With Obama Japanese Leader Abe to Visit Pearl Harbor With Obama

President Obama will accompany Abe on the visit, which is scheduled for December 27. "This visit is to comfort the souls of the victims". The 75th anniversary of the attack is this Wednesday. The attack on the naval base by Japanese torpedo planes,...

House Turns Aside Effort To Impeach IRS Chief House Turns Aside Effort To Impeach IRS Chief

Last month, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the outgoing Freedom Caucus chairman, said "Congress must move forward" on impeachment, in light of the fact that the IRS issued a proposed denial of a Tea Party group's application for tax-exempt status nearly s...

Japan lifts post-quake tsunami advisories Japan lifts post-quake tsunami advisories

At 8.03 am, 1.4-meter tsunami were observed at Sendai port in northeastern Miyagi prefecture, following the first wave of tsunami was observed at coastline 20 km east of Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture. The natural disaster gave Tokyo - 150 miles ...

ISIS Claims Ohio State Attacker as 'Soldier'

Identified as a student at Ohio State University, Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead by police on Monday moments after he drove his auto into a crowd of pedestrians and attacked them with a butcher knife . He was fatally shot by a campus police...

Scarlett Moffatt hits back at fans doubting her fear of enclosed spaces

Hockey star Sam added on leaving the jungle: "I just wanted to be a role model for younger girls to show them that, yeah, sport is cool". Scarlett would make up all sorts of lies so her parents wouldn't worry about anything going on with her at sch...

Man Who Shot Former Jets Running Back Joe McKnight Charged Man Who Shot Former Jets Running Back Joe McKnight Charged

Ronald Gasser was jailed on one count on manslaughter Tuesday morning forllowing the fatal Thursday shooting. He was also assigned a public defender. The sheriff devoted more time in his Tuesday news conference to defending his investigation an...

Royal family wears Christmas sweaters at Madame Tussauds for good cause Royal family wears Christmas sweaters at Madame Tussauds for good cause

The dark green sweater chosen for Prince Harry sports snowflakes and a penguin wearing a red winter hat. Save The Children's annual Christmas Jumper Day, which takes place on 16 December, encourages friends, family and co-workers to wear their fa...

New Zealand ruling party meeting to consider new leader

Key said his National Party caucus would meet December 12 to decide on a new party leader and prime minister, and that he expected to officially hand in his resignation that same day. "It will be a great lost to New Zealand and a great loss to the...

Military doctor denies Chelsea Manning's request to have records reflect gender change

Even after two suicide attempts-and being slapped with solitary confinement as punishment-a military psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning be allowed to change her gender to female in in official records, according to a Monday co...

UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

During his United Kingdom visit, between July 9-16, 2015, Abrini said he visited casinos in Birmingham and Manchester, as well as Old Trafford, the Arndale Shopping Centre and the Bullring. "I think England has a more developed secret service, better...

Syrian government forces, rebels fight in southeast Aleppo area Syrian government forces, rebels fight in southeast Aleppo area

Over the weekend, allied government troops advanced from the northern side, capturing almost half of the 45-square kilometer enclave (17 square miles) and sending the local population fleeing. He called the situation in Aleppo "deeply alarming and ch...

Pence to talk to conservative group at Trump's new DC hotel

Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen walks onstage at the Heritage Foundation's 2016 President's Club Meeting in Washington , Tuesday, Dec. During the election campaign, Trump relied on their guidance to draw a list of potential Supr...

World's oldest bank asks ECB for extension World's oldest bank asks ECB for extension

There is no question that the Italian referendum result has very real political and policy implications for the whole eurozone. Questions whether this amounts to state aid will surely arise in Brussels. This means the government and investors would...

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Restoring full control over Aleppo, Syria's most populous city before the war, would be a major prize for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation had previously rejected a cease-fire for the war-torn ...

Julian Assange gives first public statement denying rape allegations Julian Assange gives first public statement denying rape allegations

Under Swedish law, having sex with a woman who is asleep can be considered rape, so the questions of whether the woman was asleep, and whether she agreed to having sex without a condom, are vital. Two days later she gave a statement to police, and th...

Park Geun-hye makes first public appearance since impeachment row broke

The country's first female leader is accused of letting a personal friend, who is being investigated for corruption, meddle in state affairs. "I will leave all decisions, including the shortening of my presidential term, up to the National Assembly...

Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

Her press secretary called Trump's attempt to block a recount in Pennsylvania "an anti-verification campaign, a "let's sweep it under the rug" campaign". Stein made the comments Monday outside of Trump Tower in New York City. The count is underway in...

Hillary Clinton Leads the Popular Vote by 2.5 Million Hillary Clinton Leads the Popular Vote by 2.5 Million

The reason the Electoral College was established, rather than just providing for the direct election of the president, was that most of the nation's founders were actually rather afraid of democracy. Suprun will cast his vote along with the other el...

United Nations imposes strongest sanctions yet on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday imposed a ceiling on North Korea's coal exports to deprive it of hard currency three months after Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test. The sanctions will have a major impact on China, believed to be the o...

Man charged with manslaughter in McKnight case

Two people engaged in bad behavior that day. Why? Attempts to reach Gasser's family were unsuccessful Tuesday. Authorities said McKnight, 28, was shot during a road rage incident that was possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby...

Otto moves into eastern Pacific after landfall in Nicaragua, Costa Rica Otto moves into eastern Pacific after landfall in Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Aerial television pictures from northern Costa Rica showed water and mud in several towns, and small bridges collapsed.Updating an earlier death toll of four, Espinoza said five of the nine people killed died in Upala, a town near the border with Nic...

Syria government says no Aleppo ceasefire without rebel exit

The Syrian army said it will continue the operation until all rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo are recaptured. "Regime forces took full control of Shaar, Dahret Awad, Juret Awad, Karam al-Beik, and Karam al-Jabal [districts]", the observatory, ...

Italian PM Mateo Renzi resigns after referendum with 60% "No"

Q: What about the longer-term? President Sergio Mattarella asked him to postpone it for a few days while his government finished a Budget. The government crisis could open the door to elections next year and to the possibility of the opposition ...

Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Opinion polls ahead of the vote suggest the election will be close. Mr Van Der Bellen , a Green party-affiliated economist who is standing as an independent candidate, also won that poll. "I am infinitely sad that it didn't work out", Hofer said o...

Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte had "engaging, animated talk", an aide said

Go said , Duterte also invited the U.S. President-elect to attend the 2017 ASEAN Summit in the Philippines. The phone call between he and Rodrigo Duterte may signal a willingness by a Trump administration to ignore or minimize the violence in the ...

Thousands Join Blasphemy Protest in Indonesian Capital Thousands Join Blasphemy Protest in Indonesian Capital

Police arrested eight people before the protests for treason and other crimes. A sea of white-clad protesters had built up around the National Monument by mid-morning and, with no more room there, the roads around it filled up with protesters chant...

Erdogan Explains Anti-Assad Remark to Putin: Aide Erdogan Explains Anti-Assad Remark to Putin: Aide

Russian Federation has backed Assad throughout Syria's civil war. Both presidents also reportedly emphasized the importance of normalizing ties between them, ties which were badly strained over a year ago when Turkey shot down a Russian bomber ov...

Mosul edges towards full siege, families struggle to find food

An Iraqi injured boy who was wounded in Mosul during the fighting between the Iraqi forces and the Islamic State militants, receives medical treatments inside an emergency room at Rojava hospital, in Irbil, north Iraq, Sunday, . While the presence of...

Packers finish off Texans in 4th

Rodgers did not look completely healthy in this game, but he was able to escape pressure and pick up some chunk gains with his legs. The Lions are now 8-4 with a two-game lead on both the Packers and Minnesota Vikings (6-6), who lost Thursday to the ...

Jayalalithaa dies due to Cardiac Arrest Jayalalithaa dies due to Cardiac Arrest

Jayalalithaa's condition is "very critical", Apollo Hospitals said on Monday, just hours after a union minister claimed she was out of danger. Jayalalithaa was first admitted to the hospital for treatment of fever and dehydration on September 22....

Pump prices on the rise, blame OPEC

He continued to say that OPEC "has chose to reduce its production by around 1.2 mb/d to bring its ceiling to 32.5 mb/d, effective 1st of January 2017". Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas stock prices surged to 52-week highs Thursday after the market ...

President-Elect Donald Trump Flies to IN to Speak to Carrier Employees

Carrier workers in the room got excited when Trump said companies are not leaving the USA anymore without consequences. Trump said the $16 million Carrier says it will invest in the plant, which he said was a minimum, will be quickly recouped, bec...

Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

Columns of Humvees drove across open plain while firing heavy machine guns and kicking up thick clouds of dust. Six weeks after Iraq launched its military offensive to retake Mosul, the army's elite counter terrorism units have retaken about a quar...

Fillon triumphs to secure French presidential nomination Fillon triumphs to secure French presidential nomination

Fillon, who defied predictions to emerge surprise victor of Les Republicains' first-round primary on November 20, was boosted by a convincing performance in a televised debate against Juppe on Thursday. The victory for Mr Fillon, who is married to ...

Trump unrepentant over Taiwan president's phone call

Global Times , another Chinese newspaper, said in its editorial that it "hoped that Trump will gradually understand the reality" of the understanding with China. Yet the phone conversation prompted mixed reactions. China was also one of Trump's f...

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