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Springfield, Mo. father takes off with son during visitation Springfield, Mo. father takes off with son during visitation
- December 25, 2017

They were possibly heading toward Houston . Eli Bandurovskiy, 1, of Springfield, was allegedly abducted on December 22 at about 9 p.m.in the 2600 block of Glenstone Ave.in Springfield. He has blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black button-up t-shirt and dark jeans. Police were in a race against time to find the missing boy because his father allegedly made a number of threats against Eli. (more...)
'Home' at heart of Queen's Christmas broadcast 'Home' at heart of Queen's Christmas broadcast
- December 25, 2017

Queen Elizabeth has used her annual Christmas message to pay tribute to London and Manchester for the way in which they dealt with this year's terror attacks. Elizabeth II will say: "We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love. there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home". Her words about family were illustrated by photographs on her desk: her 1947 black and white wedding picture, the official photograph to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary this November ... (more...)
Woman, 19, killed when vehicle crashes into a utility pole Woman, 19, killed when vehicle crashes into a utility pole
- December 25, 2017

Chief Ernest Sanchez at a news conference Monday morning. Investigators believe the man's auto was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed into the SUV, causing significant damage and leaving the CHP vehicle a crumpled pile of metal. (more...)
Man rams auto into political party headquarters in Berlin Man rams auto into political party headquarters in Berlin
- December 25, 2017

A police spokeswoman said investigators had found nothing to cast doubt on the man's claim that he had been attempting to commit suicide. He was taken to a hospital with a head injury. (more...)
Eric Garner's Daughter, Erica, On Life Support Following Heart Attack Eric Garner's Daughter, Erica, On Life Support Following Heart Attack
- December 25, 2017

Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. The mother of two is now in the intensive care unit at a Brooklyn hospital, and unable to breathe on her own, her family confirmed to the outlet. (more...)
Ice storm ends, Christmas Storm up next Ice storm ends, Christmas Storm up next
- December 25, 2017

For the major impact the snow blitz had - from turning interstates into sleigh runs and shutting down all runways at Logan Airport in Boston for a time in the late morning - it shut down abruptly, giving way to windy breaks of sun. There's a winter storm warning effect for most of the state until 3 AM Saturday. Temperatures will remain below freezing. "Where we have a Winter Storm Warning through 1PM (in Pink), we'll see the highest snow totals, with plowable snow likely- 5-8" for most, and ... (more...)
Shots fired along demilitarised zone as North Korean soldier defects Shots fired along demilitarised zone as North Korean soldier defects
- December 25, 2017

It is the second known defection from the North in about five weeks. Last month, the USA and South Korea also held a series of large-scale military exercises across the Korean peninsula, which mainly involved showcasing their most powerful fighter jets and stealth bombers. (more...)
United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests
- December 25, 2017

The resolution introduced by the U.S. after intense lobbying won the support of China, which has had a special relationship with North Korea and had in the past opposed or tried to soften sanctions. It also seeks to allow countries to seize, inspect and freeze any vessel in their ports or territorial waters that they believe was carrying banned cargo or involved in prohibited activities. (more...)
Vijay Rupani to swear in as Gujarat CM on December 26 Vijay Rupani to swear in as Gujarat CM on December 26
- December 25, 2017

In Shimla, Thakur supporters demanded that that the next Chief Minister should be chosen from the elected MLAs and that there should be no lobbying. The new BJP government in Gujarat, led by Vijay Rupani , will be sworn in on December 26, the party said on Saturday. (more...)
UN Countries Voted against US's Decision to Recognize Jerusalem UN Countries Voted against US's Decision to Recognize Jerusalem
- December 25, 2017

The vote against President Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel won the day, after a majority of United Nations member states defied threats of losing USA financial aid. "We don't care", he said. Twenty-two of the European Union 28 countries voted for the resolution, including the United Kingdom and France. "No General Assembly resolution will ever drive us from Jerusalem", vowed Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon. (more...)
Saudi visas were issued for Iranian, Qatari players
- December 25, 2017

Armenian grandmaster and world No. 2 Levon Aronian will take part in the five-day King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Riyadh starting on Tuesday, December 26. Last month, the Israel Chess Federation said it "supports FIDE's policy to hold the tournament in Saudi alongside FIDE's commitment to ensure the participation of Israelis would not be subject to limitations", spokesman Lior Aizenberg told AFP. (more...)
Pit Bulls Kill Kentucky Woman Lorraine Saylor, Badly Injures Husband Pit Bulls Kill Kentucky Woman Lorraine Saylor, Badly Injures Husband
- December 25, 2017

In Kentucky woman was mauled to death by two pit bull dogs on Christmas Eve while her husband was seriously injured in the attack. Police said the dogs belonged to 42-year-old Johnny Lankford, who at the time of the attack was being held in the Bell County Detention Center for assault, domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment and a bench warrant. (more...)
Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russian Federation presidency
- December 25, 2017

Supporters of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny gathered in cities and towns across the country on December 24, where they publicly voted to nominate the Putin critic as a candidate in the upcoming March 2018 presidential election. (more...)
"Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"? Everyone has Trump on the brain
- December 25, 2017

Trump began the day by tweeting against a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official he has suggested is biased against him, as well as the news media. Abebe, a Christian originally from Ethiopia, celebrates Christmas and wants to say it. Trump and first lady Melania Trump took phone calls from kids calling in to NORAD to keep tabs on Santa's progress, reports the Hill . (more...)
Frigid temps move in as Chicagoans enjoy White Christmas Frigid temps move in as Chicagoans enjoy White Christmas
- December 25, 2017

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp on Sunday declared a Level One snow emergency, indicating roads are hazardous with icy and drifting snow and motorists are urged to use caution. Monday night, the low will be around 12 with mostly cloudy skies and a north northeast wind of 6 to 9 miles per hour, according to the weather service. (more...)
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Position Reduced by Axa
- December 25, 2017

It has outperformed by 13.33% the S&P500. Washington Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in F M C Corp (FMC) by 46.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Com holds 0.03% or 3,972 shares in its portfolio. First Mercantile Trust Co accumulated 10,612 shares. Hyman Charles D reported 2,850 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. (more...)
Russian Federation slams USA supplying weapons to Ukraine as encouraging use of 'force' Russian Federation slams USA supplying weapons to Ukraine as encouraging use of 'force'
- December 25, 2017

The U.S. will provide Ukraine with defensive capabilities meant to counter Russia-backed separatists, the State Department said Friday, including long-sought lethal anti-tank weaponry, according to multiple news reports. Ukrainian officials, security monitors and Kiev's foreign backers warned on Wednesday that Moscow's decision to withdraw from a Ukrainian-Russian ceasefire control group could worsen the fighting in eastern Ukraine. (more...)
North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war' North Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
- December 25, 2017

It was the first official reaction from Pyongyang, a day after the UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies vital for the impoverished state. The measures are in response to North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 28 that marked an advance in Pyongyang's drive to threaten the U.S. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II to praise UK's response to extremism Queen Elizabeth II to praise UK's response to extremism
- December 25, 2017

Throughout the year the Queen and other members of the Royal Family have visited those affected by the Manchester arena attack, the terrorist attacks in London and the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, as well as the emergency services who helped in the aftermath. (more...)
At least 4 dead after bus crashes into underground passage in Moscow At least 4 dead after bus crashes into underground passage in Moscow
- December 25, 2017

According to preliminary information, at least 15 people were hurt. The circumstances of the crash are now being investigated, while police are on the scene. According to the source, there are two main reasons for the crash: either the bus or another auto cut it off or the brakes on the bus failed, while a terrorist act is not considered as the possible cause for the accident. (more...)
United States ambassador to Netherlands says sorry for 'fake news' interview debacle United States ambassador to Netherlands says sorry for 'fake news' interview debacle
- December 25, 2017

United States ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra has apologised for anti-Muslim comments and says he "regrets" an interview with Dutch television in which he dismissed them as "fake news". Challenged about having called this "fake news", Hoekstra goes on to deny to Zwart that he had used the phrase "fake news". "No, it's not what I said", Hoekstra claims right before getting shown a video clip of himself saying that. (more...)
Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve Electrical fire displaces Texas family of eight on Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2017

Bates said the residents went back in the house, apparently for Christmas presents. "Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time and here we are it's just such damage, destruction that these people are not going to have a normal Christmas", Hall said. (more...)
North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war' North Korea says new sanctions imposed by United Nations are 'declaration of war'
- December 25, 2017

The U.N. Security Council adopted the new sanctions Friday in response to the country's test-firing in late November of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile it claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. mainland. China, North Korea's long-time partner, played a significant role in the drafting and passage of the recent sanctions. Wu Haitao, charge d'affaires of China's permanent mission to the United Nations, said Friday's resolution reflects the ... (more...)
Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget
- December 25, 2017

The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. Last week, Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that supported a United Nations resolution rejecting his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul
- December 25, 2017

Local media said at least two people were also wounded. "They were hit when they were passing the area in their Toyota sedan vehicle". Attacks on both official and unofficial targets are commonplace in Kabul and throughout Afghanistan. (more...)

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