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Erdogan: Turkey can not be tried by 'virtual courts' in US Erdogan: Turkey can not be tried by 'virtual courts' in US
- December 05, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling the NY trial of a Turkish banker a USA conspiracy being staged to "blackmail" and "blemish" his country. In a letter to the judge Monday, they revealed that a summary of phone calls Zarrab made from jail quote him as suggesting he would lie to get a cooperation agreement. (more...)
Lebanon PM Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree on deal Lebanon PM Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree on deal
- December 05, 2017

Following French mediation to bring Hariri out of Saudi Arabia to Paris for a brief visit, he returned to Lebanon on Nov 21 and put the resignation on hold to allow for consultations. Prime Minister Hariri read the final statement which stressed that Lebanon sticks to the dissociation policy and Taef Accord, the state-run Al Manaar reported. (more...)
Corrected: Airline industry set for record profit in 2018 - IATA Corrected: Airline industry set for record profit in 2018 - IATA
- December 05, 2017

According to the forecast by the industry's global trade association, combined net profits will hit $38.4 billion, from a revised $34.5 billion in 2017, with United States carriers weighing in with nearly half. Yesterday, Ryanair said that its passenger numbers rose 6pc to 9.3 million in November, with its load factor one point higher at 96pc. A hard Brexit would be a "disaster" for UK-based airlines, the head of the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday. (more...)
After Detention, Yashwant Sinha Protests At Police Ground After Detention, Yashwant Sinha Protests At Police Ground
- December 05, 2017

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) leader Yashwant Sinha was detained on Monday in Maharashtra's Akola village. Terming the arrest of Sinha as against the spirit of democracy, Chavan blamed the flawed policies of government for the precarious condition of farmers. (more...)
Did Kangana Ranaut Refuse to Support Deepika Padukone in The Padmavati Row? Did Kangana Ranaut Refuse to Support Deepika Padukone in The Padmavati Row?
- December 05, 2017

Kangana hinted that the film industry's silence when she was in midst of her controversy with Hrithik Roshan made her not sign the letter. The fringe right wing group Rajput Karni Sena members and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) media coordinator from Haryana, Suraj Pal Amu, had openly offered rewards of Rs5 crore and Rs10 crore, respectively, to anyone who beheaded Padukone and Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. (more...)
Christmas tree shortages reported in Mississippi Christmas tree shortages reported in Mississippi
- December 05, 2017

As a result, many growers planted fewer trees. Vehicle damage that results from an improperly secured Christmas tree, such as scratched paint, torn door seals and distorted window frames, could cost up to $1,500 to fix. They are also biodegradable and eventually decay back to the soil. A few cuts with a chain saw, and the tree is ready for Florida. Decorate a living Christmas tree gently, and take care not to hang heavy ornaments on branches that may get damaged because of the weight. (more...)
Local flag-raisings kick of state's Bicentennial year of celebration Local flag-raisings kick of state's Bicentennial year of celebration
- December 05, 2017

December 3rd was the day IL became the 21st state 199 years ago. The first was the raising of the special Bicentennial flag, which occurred at the Will County Office Building, the Joliet Veterans Memorial building and other locations. Getting excited about what makes IL great is a goal we gladly share, too bad the modest bicentennial offerings so far seem to say "just don't get too excited about where we're going". (more...)
Storm Caroline set to batter Britain with strong winds and torrential downpours Storm Caroline set to batter Britain with strong winds and torrential downpours
- December 05, 2017

Travel disruption is predicted across Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Snow is also expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday, with 0.8in (2cm) to 2in (5cm) likely for some, and 4in (10cm) to 8in (20cm) possible over high ground. (more...)
Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions
- December 05, 2017

Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump organization millions of dollars for real estate ventures, said it would not comment on any of its clients. News broke Tuesday morning that Deutsche Bank has given Mueller's investigation Trump's personal bank account information. (more...)
Dollar snaps three-day losing streak on USA tax plan bets Dollar snaps three-day losing streak on USA tax plan bets
- December 05, 2017

The US dollar was 0.4 per cent higher at 112.770 yen after rising to 112.985, its highest since Nov 17. Traders were also concerned that the rally was fueled by short-covering rather than new buying. Factory orders edged down by 0.1% in October after surging up by 1.7% in September. "It's hard to make moves in Tokyo trading hours" as traders are waiting for updates on the USA collusion investigation and the tax reform, an official at an asset management firm said. (more...)
Ayodhya dispute: Final hearing in SC, matter postponed to February Ayodhya dispute: Final hearing in SC, matter postponed to February
- December 05, 2017

Sibal told the three-judge bench of the court that all the exhibits were not filed before this court. Kapil Sibal is representing Sunni Waqf Board and Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta is representing the State of Uttar Pradesh. (more...)
Huggins, Bolden preview WVU-Virginia match up Huggins, Bolden preview WVU-Virginia match up
- December 05, 2017

The game will be carried on ESPNU and numerous radio stations in the two Virginias. West Virginia has started the season averaging 89.6 points per game and grabbing an average of 41.5 rebounds per contest , while holding opponents to 66.6 points on average. (more...)
Supporters rally, demand due-process for US Rep. Conyers Supporters rally, demand due-process for US Rep. Conyers
- December 05, 2017

The younger Mr. Conyers said that despite the accusations, he believes MI voters will reward his family's work in politics by electing him. The elder Mr. CBS news confirms the 88-year-old will not seek re-election. "We don't mind going to the White House, to the U.S. House of Representatives", Michigan Rep. (more...)
Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage
- December 05, 2017

Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Austria from 2019, according to a ruling by the country's Constitutional Court announced on Tuesday. That is set to be changed at the end of 2018. They continued: 'Because the separation into two legal institutions expresses that people with same-sex sexual orientation are not the same people with different sexual orientation'. (more...)
Former Georgia president detained in Kiev after 'threatening to jump off roof' Former Georgia president detained in Kiev after 'threatening to jump off roof'
- December 05, 2017

However, several hundred supporters blocked the road and surrounded the van, refusing to let it drive off. But he quit that office in 2016, complaining that his efforts to root out corruption suffered official obstruction. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said on TV that prosecutors have evidence that Saakashvili's representative received half a million dollars from Ukrainian businessmen with ties to Russian Federation to finance protests. (more...)
China evades comment on Chabahar port launch in Iran China evades comment on Chabahar port launch in Iran
- December 05, 2017

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a $1bn extension of its southeastern Chabahar port which Tehran hopes will help the country become a key transit route to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asia. Iran's access to the long coasts of the Persian Gulf, the Oman Sea, the Makran Sea, the Caspian Sea coast has attracted great attention from the major economic producers of the world in recent years, as exemplified by the North-South International Corridor Agreement signed in St. (more...)
Pistons drop third straight, 96-93 at San Antonio Pistons drop third straight, 96-93 at San Antonio
- December 05, 2017

The Pistons have lost six straight to the Spurs. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told ESPN prior to Monday's game that he "would be asking all the time" if in the position of a media member (or even a fan) and it simply can't be overstated just how crucial it would be for San Antonio to have an MVP-caliber player back in the fold. (more...)
13-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself After Years of Being Bullied 13-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself After Years of Being Bullied
- December 05, 2017

Her organs will be donated. "My daughter is the victim of bullying", wrote Charlene Avila , Rosalie's mother. "Now it's just a memory". The family made the hard decision to take Rosalie off life support on Friday so that her organs could be donated. (more...)
Australia seeks foreign-meddling curbs after China controversy
- December 05, 2017

The Australian leader appeared confident about what he said was the most significant overhaul of espionage in decades. The federal government will ban foreign political donations, require lobbyists for foreign powers to register and impose offences for acts of foreign interference in sweeping new laws to be introduced to parliament. (more...)
Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan
- December 05, 2017

According to Chou, the rainbow started at 6:57 a.m. and lasted until 3:55, or 8 hours and 58 minutes. "It was incredible... It felt like a gift from the sky ". According to him, the department was ready to capture the rainbow as they had recorded a six-hour rainbow the previous Monday. I was so excited; I wanted to make sure we captured the rainbow. (more...)
Couple, two sons travelling to funeral killed in Wexford crash Couple, two sons travelling to funeral killed in Wexford crash
- December 05, 2017

AN INVESTIGATION IS under way this morning after four members of one family died in a road crash in Co Wexford last night. It's understood the four people killed were an Irish family - parents in their 70s and sons in their 40s - who had been living in the USA and had returned home for a funeral in the area. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Shares Sold by Manning & Napier Advisors LLC
- December 05, 2017

It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500. Great Point Partners Llc increased Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (FOMX) stake by 29.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. After $1.02 actual EPS reported by Alibaba Group Holding Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.16% EPS growth. ( TSE:SPB ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. (more...)
Russia Begins Registering Media as 'Foreign Agents' Russia Begins Registering Media as 'Foreign Agents'
- December 05, 2017

The move comes in response to a U.S. Justice Department requirement that RT, previously known as Russia Today, register as a foreign agent under a 1938 law because of its alleged role in interfering in U.S. Last week, the executive committee of the Congressional Radio & Television Correspondents' Gallery upped the ante, unanimously voting to rescind RT's Capitol Hill credentials . (more...)
Hawaii Tests Cold-War Era Sirens After North Korean Missile Test Hawaii Tests Cold-War Era Sirens After North Korean Missile Test
- December 05, 2017

The new "Attack Warning" siren follows the steady "Attention Alert" tone that indicates natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis in the monthly statewide warning siren system test, which residents are accustomed to hearing. In what Ige calls "the new normal", every month Hawaiian residents and visitors, who number more than 7 million annually, will hear a 50-second "wailing" tone being tested in case of the "highly unlikely" event that North Korea launches an intercontinental ... (more...)
Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha
- December 05, 2017

And the JD (U) had, in August itself, made a decision to remove Yadav as parliamentary party leader following his criticism of the party high command. Veteran CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury questioned the speed with which Naidu had executed his order to disqualify Yadav and Anwar. The Rajya Sabha chairman agreed to the JDU's contention that the two senior leaders had "voluntarily given up" their membership by defying their party's directives and attending events of opposition parties. (more...)

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