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Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space

Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space A Russian Soyuz MS-05 manned spacecraft has blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to deliver a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), a TASS correspondent reports from the scene. Coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. While they're there, they'll spend many hours in the weightless laboratories, conducting a variety of science e... [Full Article...]

Dead, 4 Wounded in German Supermarket Attack

Dead, 4 Wounded in German Supermarket Attack Police said several people suffered stab wounds and one of the victims was fatally wounded. The supermarket where the attack took place is located in Barmbek, a northeast neighborhood in the northern port city of Hamburg. Witnesses followed him and raised the alarm at about 3.10pm before police swooped to make an arrest. Germany is still trying to recover from the deadly terrorist attack last ... [Full Article...]

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rules out Irish Sea as new border after Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rules out Irish Sea as new border after Brexit He added: "Any barrier or border on the island of Ireland in my view risks undermining a very hard-won peace process and all of the parties in Northern Ireland, whether they are unionist or nationalist, recognise we want to keep the free movement of people and goods and services and livelihoods". [Full Article...]

Former Uzbek president's daughter gets 5 years in prison

Former Uzbek president's daughter gets 5 years in prison Karimova was once a high-profile figure tipped to succeed her father, serving in diplomatic posts including as ambassador to Spain and Uzbekistan's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva . "She has been taken into custody", the report said. It is thought she has been under house arrest. The criminal case on suspicion of money laundering as a result of corruption violations... [Full Article...]

New £200k Ferrari wrecked after smash on way from showroom

New £200k Ferrari wrecked after smash on way from showroom The police said in a Facebook statement that the driver "only had minor cuts and bruises" after Thursday's smash, but they also detected "a sense of damaged pride". Despite the severe damage to the brand new sports vehicle, officers said the man was very lucky to have walked away from the scene with only minor cuts and bruises. [Full Article...]

BT reports 43pc profit drop after £225m charge over Italian scandal

BT reports 43pc profit drop after £225m charge over Italian scandal In January, BT wrote down the value of its Italian unit by £530m after it said it had uncovered years of "inappropriate behaviour". The German and French carriers, at the time of the £12.5 billion sale of EE to BT , invested large stakes in the UK's former state monopoly. [Full Article...]

Some Lawmakers Pose Concerns About Foxconn Deal

Some Lawmakers Pose Concerns About Foxconn Deal Foxconn plans to make LCD screens for medical, automotive, aviation and entertainment industries at the plant in Wisconsin, and will be the first of its kind in North America. Landing the multistate competition had been cast as a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Taiwan-based Foxconn is perhaps best known for assembling Apple iPhones in China and is the world's biggest contract assembler of smar... [Full Article...]

IN officer dies after shot multiple times

IN officer dies after shot multiple times The Indianapolis Star reports Allan was responding to a report of a flipped auto around 3 p.m. Thursday when one of the vehicle's occupants opened fire, hitting Allan. They were taken to a hospital nearby and were held in custody with non-life threatening injuries. Lt. Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different. [Full Article...]

Donovan to travel with Trump on Air Force One Friday

Donovan to travel with Trump on Air Force One Friday Members of the immigrant and Latino communities will be protesting a speech by President Donald Trump on a visit to Long Island on Friday. President Trump is speaking today at the Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, L.I., on the topic of the "MS-13 Street Gang", which has been criticized by U.S. [Full Article...]

BJP's Kerala office vandalised by CPI(M) activists, case registered

BJP's Kerala office vandalised by CPI(M) activists, case registered The police said that a case has been registered and investigation is underway. Balakrishnan condemned the attack on houses of CPI-M workers and alleged that it would not have happened without the knowledge of CPI (M) state leadership. "CPM workers should exercise self-restraint and not be drawn into such provocations", he said. A police team was posted here and the visuals show it was a policema... [Full Article...]

With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President's Hand on Russia

With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President's Hand on Russia The White House has sent mixed signals about the president's intentions. Eager to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election, Congress on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif over corruption

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif over corruption Sharif's cabinet also stands dissolved. "Not a single penny (of) corruption has been proved in this decision against Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan also know it", information minister Maryam Aurangzeb told reporters after the decision. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation cuts United States diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions

Russian Federation cuts United States diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions The Russian Foreign Ministry complained of growing anti-Russian feeling in the United States, accusing "well-known circles" of seeking "open confrontation". Russia will give a "mirror response" should the United States introduce new unilateral measures to cut the numbers of Russian diplomats in the country. [Full Article...]

Pique: It's just 'my intuition' that Neymar won't leave Barcelona for PSG

Pique: It's just 'my intuition' that Neymar won't leave Barcelona for PSG Barca remain hopeful that Neymar will rebuff the overtures from Paris, but their interest in Coutinho will remain. "What Pique says is the feeling of all of us, we want him to stay". Barcelona , with Neymar set to be in the line-up, play a pre-season friendly against Manchester United in the early hours of Thursday morning in Washington. [Full Article...]

Without N Korean suspects, defending Jong-nam's accused murderers a tall order

Without N Korean suspects, defending Jong-nam's accused murderers a tall order They could face the death penalty if convicted. The two have reportedly said they were tricked into carrying out the attack, which they thought was a television prank. Doan's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said his client, an actress, was "well and fine" and insisted, "The Malaysian legal system says you're innocent until proven guilty". [Full Article...]

The Senate's 'Lowest Common Denominator' Health Debate

The Senate's 'Lowest Common Denominator' Health Debate But the various Republican replacement proposals have polled even worse. Republicans rejected their revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act , despite having added a provision from Sen. Senators who vote for the " skinny repeal " proposal would be creating the conditions for deep cuts that aren't in the "skinny" bill itself but would emerge from the conference. [Full Article...]

Police to probe Al-Qaeda presence in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Police to probe Al-Qaeda presence in Indian-controlled Kashmir Though there have been speculations earlier that Al-Qaeda was making inroads in Kashmir, this is the first official confirmation from the terror network about its presence in the state. Musa's increasing alignment with al-Qaida is likely to deepen divisions between local militants and an older generation of separatist leaders in Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 16.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 16.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital The firm has "Focus Stock" rating by Scotia Capital given on Thursday, December 22. They have a GBP 1700.00p price target on the stock. Anglo American plc (LON: AAL)'s stock had its "neutral" rating reaffirmed by Macquarie in a research note issued on Tuesday, July 18th. [Full Article...]

Beginning of good times for women's cricket in India: Mithali

Beginning of good times for women's cricket in India: Mithali For years now, the honours board would feature only five-wicket hauls and centuries in Test cricket. Raj had an unimpressive run with the bat in the tournament with one fifty from seven games. Today I am seeing this phase in women's cricket, the reception we have got has been overwhelming. "No one expected us to reach the final and on that day, we restricted the home side to a decent total and the... [Full Article...]

Grenfell: Police say there are 'reasonable grounds' to suspect corporate manslaughter

Grenfell: Police say there are 'reasonable grounds' to suspect corporate manslaughter In a letter the Metropolitan Police said that residents claim officers "seized a huge amount of material". "However, complaints have persisted and I offered to send this letter in an attempt to ensure that those affected by this have support and a voice where their concerns are raised at the highest level". [Full Article...]


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