Wednesday December 13-th, 2017

Aleppo evacuations thrown into doubt; Russian Federation threatens United Nations veto Aleppo evacuations thrown into doubt; Russian Federation threatens United Nations veto

EST on Monday. The allied forces' leadership said the attack on the buses was "immoral and criminal". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham burned the buses, while Hizbollah, an Iran-fu...

Russian Federation says Aleppo evacuation over, 'freed from fighters' Russian Federation says Aleppo evacuation over, 'freed from fighters'

Additionally, an outlet run by regime ally Hezbollah said protesters had blocked a road used to evacuate Aleppo citizens, demanding that people from the two villages in Idlib province also be extracted. "The world as we speak is united in horror at t...

Hamas mourns killing of group's drone expert

The Tunisian government on Sunday said that foreigners were behind the murder of a Tunisian engineer, after the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said Israel was behind his death. He had turned to hiring out his services as an aviation and drone devel...

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin exchange Christmas presents on Saturday Night Live

The cold open's pay-off came with Goodman though, as his Exxon CEO Tillerson barged into Trump Tower unexpectedly and quickly re-bonded with his old pal "Pootie, ' making some quick oil deals while a befuddled Trump looks on". This has so much e...

Terrorist attack in Turkey kills 13 and wounds 56 troops

Turkey's Dogan news agency said that the blast was caused by a vehicle bomb. He could not confirm an exact number of casualties but said on Saturday those injured were being treated in hospitals . In remarks made to the media in Kayseri city, So...

US Files WTO Complaint Against China Over Grain Quotas US Files WTO Complaint Against China Over Grain Quotas

The United States will aggressively pursue this challenge on behalf of American rice, wheat, and corn farmers", US Trade Representative Mike Froman said. During China's accession to the WTO, it agreed to permit a certain amount of grain and corn to e...

PM Modi dubs passage of disability bill as 'landmark moment' PM Modi dubs passage of disability bill as 'landmark moment'

After being passed by the Rajya Sabha earlier in the session, the Lok Sabha on Friday gave its nod to the legislation. Mr. Modi said this is a landmark moment and will add tremendous strength to Accessible India movement. The bill that seeks to rep...

More Schools Come Forward In 'WakeyLeaks' College Football Scandal

According to Joe Giglio of the News and Observer , Louisville, Army, and Virginia Tech have all admitted to receiving information from Elrod. Lost amidst calls for competitive integrity and accusations of cheating in the Wake Forest scandal is what...

China cedes top USA creditor crown to Japan as yuan struggles

Worldwide investors sold $63.5 billion in U.S. Treasuries in October, while foreigners purchased a net $4.5 billion of corporate debt, $20.5 billion in equities, and $32.4 billion in agency debt, according to the report . interest rates, which in tu...

Salvation Army kettle donations lag across north country Salvation Army kettle donations lag across north country

Families picking up Thursday represented 134 children who had been adopted through a Salvation Army Angel Tree project, which involved people adopting angels from trees set up at Walmart in Morehead City and MacDaddy's in Cape Carteret. By Saturday, ...

Will recommend trial of Moti Bagh rape accused in fast-track court Will recommend trial of Moti Bagh rape accused in fast-track court

The police van took the victim to the police station and a medical check-up was conducted. When the driver went to ease himself, the girl came out of the vehicle and cried for help. The Delhi Police today said that it would try to file a chargeshee...

12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany 12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

Stefan Biehl, from the federal prosecution service, which handles terrorism cases, said: "I can confirm that we have started an investigation based on the discovery of a nail bomb in Ludwigshafen ". The boy's age makes him too young in Germany to fa...

Parliament's winter session headed for washout

He was heard telling Singh to speak to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to attempt to reach a consensus. "And at least the last three days what the ruling party performed was not desirable at all". The country's top parliamentarian shared his inner anguish ...

With one day left, Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout With one day left, Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout

Drastically deviating from their average productivity percentages of 91% and 71% respectively the Lok Sabha worked for only 15% while the Rajya Sabha worked for 18% of the time. On Wednesday, the BJP and its allies blocked the Opposition's offer in t...

Watch Obama's last press conference of 2016 Watch Obama's last press conference of 2016

The Kremlin flatly rejected the claim of Putin's involvement, with Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday dismissing it as "laughable nonsense". According to extracts of an interview due to air on National Public Radio on Friday morning, the U...

Swamy questions Rahul's credibility over his "corrupt" PM comment

Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi told media persons in the Central Hall of Parliament that he had information about PM Modi's personal corruption relating to demonetisation. Another Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said Gandhi's allegation was the "bigges...

Politics Ohio: State's Abortion Law Changes and Legal Implications

The measures are based on the assertion that fetuses can feel pain then, which opponents characterize as scientifically unsound. The bill makes no exceptions for women who are pregnant as a result of rape or incest, and the flexibility offered when c...

Unemployment drops slightly in Rhode Island to 5.3 percent Unemployment drops slightly in Rhode Island to 5.3 percent

Walker II in a prepared statement. The state's unemployment rate in October was 5.2 percent. This year MA employers have added 67,200 jobs, with the strongest private sector growth occurring in construction , professional, scientific and busine...

Photo of Chick-fil-A server working through injury goes viral Photo of Chick-fil-A server working through injury goes viral

Tyler confirmed his goal to the Huffington Post , telling the site: "I was working to use my own money to feed the homeless in the surrounding areas downtown, through various shelters". Tyler said the man wanted to help him. On Saturday, Nelson up...

France's new PM Cazeneuve vows to "protect the French"

The socialist government declared the state of emergency in November a year ago after Daesh terrorists killed 130 people and wounded hundreds in gun and bomb attacks on public places in and around Paris . The bill passed easily, 288-32, with five ...

Hartley banned for 6 weeks, free for start of 6 Nations

England captain Dylan Hartley has been banned from playing rugby but he will not miss any Six Nations matches next year. Should he receive the higher level of sanction, Hartley will be unavailable when France visit Twickenham on February 4.

HSBC shuts 27% of branch network as 1000 local banks close

HSBC said most customers now bank via the internet or on smartphones. While the British government has nearly sold off its stake in the Lloyds Banking group, it has yet to sell off any of the 73 percent stake of Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS), wh...

Rijiju issue stalls Rajya Sabha Rijiju issue stalls Rajya Sabha

The Lower House (Lok Sabha) of the Parliament has been adjourned for the day amid uproar by the opposition members who created ruckus in the House on the demonetisation issue. Mr Kumar said with the passing of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 ther...

PH condemns IS-claimed Cairo attack PH condemns IS-claimed Cairo attack

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi confirmed during a military funeral ceremony for the victims a day later that the blast was a suicide attack, naming the attacker. Cairo's interior ministry pointed a finger at suspect Mohab Mostafa el-Sayed ...

Trump Says Reports Russia Help Him in US Election Are 'Ridiculous' Trump Says Reports Russia Help Him in US Election Are 'Ridiculous'

In an open letter Monday morning, Christine Pelosi, a Clinton delegate and the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said that the electors saw their coming vote, on December 19, as the end of a "deliberative process". "He's much more t...

Big oil stocks surge on non-OPEC output cut

They jointly reduced output in order to rein in oversupply and prop up the market. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures also hit a July 2015 high of $54.51 a barrel. The US was mixed with the Dow advancing to record close for the sixth ...

Syrian activists say IS fighting back in Palmyra

Islamic State has suffered a string of setbacks since late past year, losing its once long stretch of territory on the border with Turkey, an important source of supplies and recruits, as well as the city of Manbij. More concerted action is needed by...

Remembering Pearl Harbor 75 years later Remembering Pearl Harbor 75 years later

He says educating youth about history is crucial to preventing war. "I thought the end of the world was coming". "A Japanese bomber was down pretty low, about 200 feet", Baker told the Topeka Capital-Journal . Seventy-five years after the attack, ...

Netanyahu hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran deal Netanyahu hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran deal

Netanyahu is a staunch opponent of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and has already pledged to work with Trump to dismantle the Iran deal after the president-elects's inauguration. toppled Iraq's Saddam Hussein in 2003. As for Iran, they have vowed ...

US defense secretary in Israel as country gets F-35 jets US defense secretary in Israel as country gets F-35 jets

Nearly at the time when the planes were already due to land in Israel, the IDF Spokesperson announced that they did not take off from the Cameri airbase in Italy, where they have stopped on their way from the USA since the weekend. "We'll continue to...

Trump's nominee to lead EPA a global warming skeptic; Hatch, Lee respond Trump's nominee to lead EPA a global warming skeptic; Hatch, Lee respond

An organization representing student environmental groups across the Commonwealth has called on Senators to reject President-elect Trump's pick to lead the EPA. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, an industry group, said Pruitt would "...

University president praises John Glenn legacy

The death of John Glenn not only marks the passing of the final member of the seven Mercury astronauts, but the end of a sense of wonder and anticipation that accompanied the U.S. Obama ordered that US flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on the...

Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

November's ruling infuriated pro-Brexit campaigners, who saw the lawsuit as an attempt to block or delay Britain's European Union exit. Many politicians in May's Conservative Party and some pro-Brexit newspapers say the courts would be overstepping...

UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

Lord Pannick QC is asking 11 justices in the highest court in the land to rule that Government ministers have no power to use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year process of withdrawing from the ...

Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Istanbul attack that killed 38 Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Istanbul attack that killed 38

A shadowy offshoot of the movement, which has waged a decades-long insurgency against the state, claimed responsibility for the attack on a website that is blocked in Turkey. Video purporting to show the father of one of the victims, a 19-year-old me...

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