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Trump hopes to avoid government shutdown in meeting with lawmakers: White House

Trump hopes to avoid government shutdown in meeting with lawmakers: White House Without legislation, many agencies would run out of money after midnight Friday and grind to a close. That would give bargainers time to work through their disagreements, but they will need Democratic votes to succeed. While Democrats have opposed that ban, the issue hasn't appeared to be part of the budget talks. "That would be very important to us", said Representative Mark Walker, chairman ... [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi admits Newell's Old Boys doubts

Lionel Messi admits Newell's Old Boys doubts Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain , claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. Messi will lead the Argentina national side at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next summer with the Albiceleste looking to go one better than they did in 2014 when they lost in the final to Germany. [Full Article...]

German SPD leader seeks end to Schaeuble-style austerity

German SPD leader seeks end to Schaeuble-style austerity Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman Martin Schulz addresses the media during a news conference after a board meeting at the party's headquarter in Berlin, Germany , Monday, Dec. Nonetheless, the SPD is holding a three-day congress this week and will ask members' permission to start coalition talks with the Conservatives. Their leader, Kevin Kuehnert, warned that, after four election defeats ... [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra is all set for world domination

Priyanka Chopra is all set for world domination Interestingly, Chopra has dethroned her peer and friend Deepika Padukone, who had bagged the honour previous year. Deepika has actually slipped to the third position, which is a greater surprise. It is a big day for Nia Sharma. Priyanka is very happy with the news , and has thanked everyone "I can not actually take credit for this at all". [Full Article...]

Ladbrokes Coral and GVC are back in "detailed" takeover talks

Ladbrokes Coral and GVC are back in A combination of GVC, which owns online gambling platforms including Partypoker and Sportingbet, and betting-shop operator Ladbrokes Coral could spark even more consolidation in the sector. Speculation about a combination of GVC and Ladbrokes emerged previous year. The review is part of a government crackdown on FOTBs after MPs raised concerns the machines were too addictive and fuelled proble... [Full Article...]

Kenya to have two presidents

Kenya to have two presidents Kenya's opposition Nasa will in the next two days give an update of its programme of action leading up to the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president". Raila Odinga (third left) and other Nasa leaders attend prayers for people who were killed during post-poll chaos at the City Mortuary in Nairobi. Odinga boycotted that vote, saying reforms needed to avoid "illegalities ... [Full Article...]

Intolerance again! Man hacked, burnt alive for 'Love Jihad' in Rajsamand

Intolerance again! Man hacked, burnt alive for 'Love Jihad' in Rajsamand His party also tweeted saying, "CPIM strongly condemns the horrific incident of a Migrant worker from Bengal burnt alive in Rajasthan yesterday in the name of Love Jihad". It stated that the victim, Mohammed Bhatta Shaikh, who is from West Bengal, was living with a woman with whom Raigar was in relationship with earlier. [Full Article...]

Lupe Valdez Is Running for Governor

Lupe Valdez Is Running for Governor Speaking with reporters after filing, Valdez said she was undaunted by the challenge, particularly when it comes to fundraising. "That's why I'm running for Texas governor". And that lack of resources for a Texas Democratic candidates, Henson said isn't new. Valdez, a former senior agent for the U.S. Customs Service in the Department of Homeland Security, addressed the Democratic National Conven... [Full Article...]

Rep. Larry Bucshon reacts to passed gun reciprocity bill

Rep. Larry Bucshon reacts to passed gun reciprocity bill The NRA has vehemently lobbied its progress. Representative Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) shared a message with supporters on Facebook claiming, among other things, the bill "compels administrative agencies, not just courts, to adjudicate your second amendment rights" despite the text creating no new adjudication powers for any administrative agencies. [Full Article...]

Snow likely in Friday forecast

Snow likely in Friday forecast Small craft advisories are posted for the offshore waters and a wind advisory is in effect along the coastal parishes. The next few days should be the coldest stretch many of us have seen so far this season. The first such opportunity comes overnight Friday into Saturday as a low pressure system develops along a front out over the ocean. A reinforcing shot of cold air will back up this snow po... [Full Article...]

Khamenei blames US for plans to start war in Middle East

Khamenei blames US for plans to start war in Middle East Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Wednesday, saying it would not be tolerated. As part of a "day of rage" announced jointly by Hamas, Fatah and other groups, Palestinian activists on Wednesday burned pictures of Trump and the Israeli flag. [Full Article...]

Special counsel spent $3.2 million in its first four months

Special counsel spent $3.2 million in its first four months In addition, the department said that its various offices have also spent another $3.5 million to help assist the probe, though those expenditures would have occurred "irrespective of the existence of the" special counsel's office. Starr's predecessor, Robert Fiske, spent an additional $6 million investigating the Clintons' involvement in the Whitewater real estate deal, according to a May 1999 ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel

Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel Committee Democrats subsequently questioned the legitimacy of Trump Jr.'s privilege claim and raised the possibility of seeking a subpoena to compel him to answer. Mueller is investigating whether where was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, which Trump won, and whether Trump himself obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Direc... [Full Article...]

World's largest Starbucks opens in Shanghai

World's largest Starbucks opens in Shanghai The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai is the firm's largest, spanning 30,000 feet, and includes a 3D-printed tea bar. With 28 million residents of Shanghai and 600 million middle class Chinese consumers clamoring for Western experiences, Starbucks is ready for a spectacular growth trajectory in China, where it already operates more than 3,000 stores (600 in Shanghai alone) across 136 ... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Promised Ex-Partner That Russia Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up'

Michael Flynn Promised Ex-Partner That Russia Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up' The congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings , outlined the whistleblower's allegations in a letter to House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy earlier this week. The whistleblower also said that Copson intimated that USA financial sanctions hobbling the nuclear project were going to be "ripped up". He said Flynn did not cash the check, however. [Full Article...]

Weather: Quiet except for some lake-effect (12/7 AM)

Weather: Quiet except for some lake-effect (12/7 AM) Things turn sharply colder with flurries Tuesday night, and some lake effect snow that will continue right into Friday. An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible in Livingston County on Thursday . Areas outside the narrow bands will likely see very little snow or no snow at all. It is interesting to note that we have not had a lot of snow Christmas Day alone. [Full Article...]

Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31. Conditions Apply

Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31. Conditions Apply Aadhaar card is a bigger buzzword and as the central government makes it necessary to link with Bank accounts, Public Provident Fund (PPF), insurance policies, mobile sim, ration card and perhaps even PAN before the end-December as the deadline. [Full Article...]

The DPRK launched a ballistic missile fell into sea of Japan

The DPRK launched a ballistic missile fell into sea of Japan The crew of the Cathay Pacific Airways flight says they witnessed the rogue nation's latest weapon break apart and explode as it traveled through the sky early Wednesday morning on November 29. "We have been in contact with relevant authorities and industry bodies as well as with other carriers". A Japan Airlines spokesman told the BBC that as of Thursday, all routes were deemed "safe to opera... [Full Article...]

First Lady Trump, Second Lady Pence arrive in Coastal Bend

First Lady Trump, Second Lady Pence arrive in Coastal Bend First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence visited a regional chain with a cult following while traveling in Texas. Stephanie Grisham, the Director of Communications for FLOTUS , tweeted out an image of the pair placing their orders. [Full Article...]

China says Indian drone entered its airspace, crashed

China says Indian drone entered its airspace, crashed New Delhi and Beijing eventually agreed to pull back their troops towards the end of August ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China for the G20 Summit. "We will earnestly fulfil our mission of duty and firmly defend the sovereignty and security of our country", he added. China had provided the Indian army with details about where the drone came down and Indian authorities were ... [Full Article...]


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