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Irish man marries best friend to avoid inheritance tax on house
- December 23, 2017

The story of Michael O'Sullivan and Matt Murphy was first told on RTÉ's Liveline last week, and the pair later appeared on RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live. The father of two daughters and a son from previous relationships, added: "I love Matt... "He told me that he couldn't afford to pay me but said he would give me his house when he passed away". Not for any kind of romantic love: athough they are best friends, they are both heterosexual. (more...)
China, Russia Slam Trump's 'Cold War Mentality' China, Russia Slam Trump's 'Cold War Mentality'
- December 23, 2017

Among many policy professionals, the document produced an array of opinions, from alarm by those who pointed to sharp departures from traditional positions, to relief that it proposes a rather traditional conservative philosophy on national security. (more...)
Clovis Oncology (CLVS) Rating Increased to Sell at BidaskClub
- December 23, 2017

A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that CLVS is a sell, which implies that CLVS is expected to underperform the market based on prior trading patterns. (more...)
Vijay Rupani to take charge as Gujarat chief minister for second time Vijay Rupani to take charge as Gujarat chief minister for second time
- December 23, 2017

Rupani and Patel, as a team, have led Gujarat for 16 tumultuous months marred by Patidar agitation, Dalit uprising and a combative Congress when they assumed office in August previous year replacing Anandiben Patel . Rupani and Patel will take oath on Christmas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , BJP president Amit Shah are likely to attend the lavish oath taking ceremony of Vijay Rupani. (more...)
Modi to inaugurate Magenta Line of Delhi metro tomorrow Modi to inaugurate Magenta Line of Delhi metro tomorrow
- December 23, 2017

PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalkaji in Delhi metro line the Christmas Day. "As on both those occasions, the Prime Minister will travel on a stretch of this new line, before arriving at the venue of the public meeting", a statement said. (more...)
Zuma seeks to appeal state of capture judgment Zuma seeks to appeal state of capture judgment
- December 23, 2017

Zuma further submitted that the high court and Mlambo "erred in law" in holding that he was "ill-advised and reckless in launching the challenge against the remedial actions" as laid out by the public protector. Madonsela investigated allegations of undue influence on the state and state-owned entities by the Guptas. The 11-page application cites about 20 grounds on which Zuma will argue against‚ among other decisions‚ that he should personally pay costs and that he must institute a judicial ... (more...)
Trading Statistics of GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) Trading Statistics of GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC)
- December 23, 2017

Comerica Retail Bank invested in 0% or 14,864 shares. Georgia-based Voya Investment Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in GNC Holdings, Inc . While talking about Performance of the Stock, GNC Holdings Inc . About 11.03 million shares traded or 266.59% up from the average. GNC Holdings, Inc . (NYSE: GNC ) has declined 70.69% since December 21, 2016 and is downtrending. (more...)
Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say
- December 23, 2017

Rescuers retrieved at least 36 bodies from the Slaog River. Mayor Bong Edding of Sibuco town said by phone that a search and rescue operation was underway for more than 30 people swept away by flash floods in the fishing village of Anungan, the Associated Press reported . (more...)
Cold front and sun expected over Christmas weekend; rain to follow
- December 23, 2017

Measurable rain will be no more than a few hundredths of an inch today . A turn around in temperatures and wind will bring a brief warming trend with highs near 60 degrees on Saturday . The rain last night switched to snow and we are waking up to a attractive light snowfall across the region. Most of the region will remain clear and dry on Christmas. (more...)
United States is no longer credible mediator: Palestine president United States is no longer credible mediator: Palestine president
- December 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman reassured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in their meeting that the kingdom continues to support Palestinian claims to Jerusalem , a government statement said. The Palestinian Authority hopes the European Union will take a leading role in peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, Abbas continued. (more...)
South Sudan Cease-Fire Is Signed, but 'Difficult' Period Awaits South Sudan Cease-Fire Is Signed, but 'Difficult' Period Awaits
- December 23, 2017

Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Workneh Gebeyehu, who is also the chairman of the IGAD's council of ministers, warned the South Sudanese to stop the fighting in their country. "We are encouraged by the strong statements from the African Union and IGAD making clear their intent to hold the parties accountable", the statement indicated, adding that "The Troika calls on the parties to reconvene urgently to address the important security and governance arrangements that are essential for peace". (more...)
RJD cries political vendetta in Lalu Prasad's conviction in fodder scam case RJD cries political vendetta in Lalu Prasad's conviction in fodder scam case
- December 23, 2017

Lalu, accompanied by younger son Tejaswi Yadav, arrived in Ranchi to present himself before the special CBI Judge Shiv Pal Singh. Ranchi : A Special CBI Court in Ranchi will pronounce its verdict at 3 pm today in a fodder scam case in which former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav is an accused. (more...)
EPS for Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Expected At $0.46
- December 23, 2017

The company has a market capitalization of $311,040.81, a P/E ratio of 17.07, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.31. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $29.88. Markston International Limited Co stated it has 2.11% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Menta Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.24% in Zynga Inc. (more...)
Army Major and two other soldiers killed in Pakistan firing along LoC Army Major and two other soldiers killed in Pakistan firing along LoC
- December 23, 2017

The violation comes two days after Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that he supports peace talks with India. The firing took place while the Army personnel were on patrol duty. Lance naik Gurmail Singh (34) is from Amritsar in Punjab and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter while sepoy Pargat Singh, (30) hailed from Karnal in Haryana. (more...)
Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's recognition Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's recognition
- December 23, 2017

Haley suggested the US could cut funding for the United Nations over the vote of punish member countries that backed the resolution . To give one case in point, during the UN General Assembly's 61 session (2006-2007), "the time spent by ambassadors on enacting the 22nd anti-Israel resolution of the year was time not spent on passing a single resolution on Sudan's genocide in Darfur". (more...)
Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Consensus Estimates Analysis
- December 23, 2017

The stock increased 0.94% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $99.52. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.20% with $481.54 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. (more...)
Fire At London Zoo. Are The Caged Animals Okay Fire At London Zoo. Are The Caged Animals Okay
- December 23, 2017

A spokeswoman for LFB said: "Approximately half of an adventure cafe and shop, which also contains an animal petting area, is now alight". The fire broke out at around 6:00 am in the Adventure Cafe which contains an animal petting area. "Duty staff that live on site at the zoo were on the scene immediately, and started moving animals to safety". Flames: Firefighters work to bring the blaze under control. (more...)
Ninth Circuit Slaps Down Trump's Travel Ban a Third Time Ninth Circuit Slaps Down Trump's Travel Ban a Third Time
- December 23, 2017

The court ruled that although their decision deemed the travel ban illegal, the ban would remain in force until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling on the matter. The high court had allowed the ban to go into effect, but kept the legal proceedings about the legality of the executive order in motion. Trump issued his first travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries in January, which caused chaos at airports and mass protests. (more...)
2017 in review: Afghan civilians bear brunt of violence
- December 23, 2017

United States officials have many times during the course of the war claimed progress against the Taliban, but the Trump Administration's ever-increasing secrecy about the strategy, troop levels, and day-to-day operations, it is very hard to gauge by what measure they think things are improving at all, with Taliban territorial holdings still near their highest level since the 2001 invasion. (more...)
US Praises Saudi Promise to Keep Yemen Port Open for 30 Days US Praises Saudi Promise to Keep Yemen Port Open for 30 Days
- December 23, 2017

Now, 1,000 days since the start of the conflict, Houthi rebels say they launched a ballistic missile targeting a royal palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh - arguably their strongest display of defiance yet. The U.S. supports the Saudi-led coalition. According to Reuters , Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has described Iran's supply of rockets to the Houthis as "direct military aggression" that could be an act of war. (more...)
Apple now faces lawsuits for deliberately slowing down older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

It should. Apple says its phones are "designed to retain up to 80% of their original charge capacity over 500 complete charge cycles". Apple's controversial iPhone slowdown is drawing legal fire. Apple's actually trying to help you hang on to your old phone for as long as possible, but it has screwed up how it tells you about that. Despite the spin that Apple is trying to give to the story, what can not be ignored is the fault in the way Apple has gone about trying to fixing the issue. (more...)
Amtrak train derails off bridge, falls onto highway outside Seattle Amtrak train derails off bridge, falls onto highway outside Seattle
- December 23, 2017

Some witnesses remarked on its speed. The weekend and holiday southbound morning train (Train 505) will change from a 9:35 a.m. departure from Portland to a 12:30 p.m. "We have a number of people dead. We have the closure of Interstate 5". Anderson was advocating for more separation between the trains and other vehicular and pedestrian traffic. (more...)
Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region's future Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region's future
- December 23, 2017

Mr Rajoy's People's Party returned its worst result ever in the elections, holding just four seats. With almost all votes counted, the pro-independence parties Together for Catalonia (JxCat), Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Popular Unity (CUP) were on course to win a total of 70 seats in total, giving them a majority in the new parliament. (more...)
Passenger bus falls into river in Rajasthan, 30 killed Passenger bus falls into river in Rajasthan, 30 killed
- December 23, 2017

Death toll may rise, police said. The identities of the deceased have not been ascertained as of yet and the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. It wasn't clear if the driver survived, or how many people were aboard the bus. "27 people are killed and 12 bodies have been taken out while 3 others are seriously injured", said Maman Singh, Superintendent of police, Sawai Madhopur. (more...)
Trump signs tax bill before leaving for Mar-a-Lago Trump signs tax bill before leaving for Mar-a-Lago
- December 23, 2017

The president also signed a temporary spending bill to keep the federal government running and provide money to upgrade the nation's missile defenses. The child tax credit will be increased to $2,000 from $1,000. The repeal of the Obamacare mandate was added to the tax reform bill after Republicans failed several times this year to end basic elements of former President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation, which often laid bare the rift between party members and leadership. (more...)

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