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Massive Chinese air drills warn United States 'not to provoke Pyongyang'

Massive Chinese air drills warn United States 'not to provoke Pyongyang' The annual US-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace, will run until Friday, with six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to be deployed among the more than 230 aircraft taking part. As you might expect, Pyongyang wasn't too happy about the drills, going as far as saying December 2 that Trump's Administration is "begging for nuclear war". [Full Article...]

India Granted Membership of Wassenaar Arrangement

India Granted Membership of Wassenaar Arrangement India's attempts to enter the NSG, which controls the global trade of atomic technologies and materials, have been blocked by China which argues that the NSG should first explore through "an open and transparent" process and reach agreement on a "non-discriminatory formula" to deal with the issue of granting membership to countries which have not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)... [Full Article...]

Argentina's Kirchner says arrest order violates law

Argentina's Kirchner says arrest order violates law Jewish center in Buenos Aires, that was carried out by a member of Hezbollah, killed 85 victims. An Argentine judge on Thursday, December 7, ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead, according to a judicial source. [Full Article...]

Licence of Max Hospital cancelled for falsely declaring living newborn dead

Licence of Max Hospital cancelled for falsely declaring living newborn dead On November 30, a woman had given birth to the boy and a stillborn girl at the Shalimar Bagh hospital. The family of the kid had alleged that Max hospital tried to bribe them to hush up the case. But to their utter horror, the family found that the boy was still alive, while they were on way to do their final rites. Max Healthcare fired the two doctors considered responsible earlier this wee... [Full Article...]

Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know

Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know At the same time, a surge of colder air will move into the area Friday. This will push the highest chances of any accumulating snow well east of the viewing area and include locations such as Baton Rouge, New Orleans and into southern MS and Alabama where a Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks: Foster welcomes 'no red line down Irish Sea'

Brexit talks: Foster welcomes 'no red line down Irish Sea' Theresa May is on her way to Brussels following overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. Negotiations between Brussels and London stretched late into the night, in the hope that the two sides could nail down a Brexit deal before an early morning press conference. [Full Article...]

U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016

U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016 Though it was a slow growth of spending, it still increased at a rate faster than the gross domestic product growth - increasing the share of economy devoted to health care from 17.7% to 17.9%. "Over the last decade, the U.S. has experienced unique events that have affected the health care sector, including the most severe economic recession since the Great Depression, major changes to the health ... [Full Article...]

U.S. homeless population rises for first time in 7 years

U.S. homeless population rises for first time in 7 years In Utah, 2,852 people were homeless in 2017 according to the report. While 30 states and the District of Columbia saw decreases in their homeless numbers, 20 saw increases, including California, up 13.7 percent to 134,278. It's an increase of 45 people from past year. However, Ashley said she has found that once people hear you are homeless, they tend to look down on you. [Full Article...]

Iraq Summons US Ambassador over Jerusalem Decision

Iraq Summons US Ambassador over Jerusalem Decision The State Department has issued a warning for US citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , recognizing it as the capital of Israel. Later the American President ordered to transfer the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem directly. Israel seized the largely Arab eastern sector of Je... [Full Article...]

Following Two Rockets Fired at Israel, IDF Strikes Back in Gaza

Following Two Rockets Fired at Israel, IDF Strikes Back in Gaza Furthermore, after two rockets were fired from Gaza this evening, the IDF does not rule out the possibility that the Gaza Strip may join the violence. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. Israeli army forces stationed at watchtowers and tanks on the borders with Gaza fired live rounds at tens of Palestinian youth protesting near the borders. [Full Article...]

Skirball Fire Pictures And Videos: Wildfire Rages Near 405 Freeway, Bel Air

Skirball Fire Pictures And Videos: Wildfire Rages Near 405 Freeway, Bel Air The Getty Center , which has an air filtration system to protect its galleries, is closed Wednesday due to smoke from all the area wildfires. Other agencies assisting include the U.S. Those in the area were ordered by the Los Angeles Fire Department to evacuate. There's also the Ventura County fire, the Sylmar fire, the Santa Clarita fire and the San Bernardino fire. [Full Article...]

African-American Congressmen Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Event To Avoid Trump

African-American Congressmen Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Event To Avoid Trump The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum focuses primarily on the years 1945 to 1976, telling about efforts to break down segregation and bigotry, and the violent backlash against that work. The national NAACP also disapproved of the invitation. Lewis, a civil rights icon, has been a frequent critic of the president and previously sparred with him over Twitter after saying he didn't feel Trump was ... [Full Article...]

Turkish gold trader testifies he was attacked in U.S. prison

Turkish gold trader testifies he was attacked in U.S. prison Turkish authorities have detained 17 people linked to Zarrab in an investigation launched after he cooperated with United States authorities. Zarrab previously testified under questioning by a prosecutor that he worked with Halkbank from 2012 to 2016 to help Iran spend its oil and gas revenue overseas using fraudulent gold and food transactions. [Full Article...]

San Diego County brush fire destroys 20 structures

San Diego County brush fire destroys 20 structures There have been massive fires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in the last 48 hours that have burned more than 120,000 acres and are not under control. The Del Mar Fairgrounds was opened as an evacuation center for livestock, and 130 animals had been brought to the facility as of around 5 p.m. County officials urged livestock owners to evacuate their animals well ahead of time. [Full Article...]

Saudi buyer of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi has royal cash link

Saudi buyer of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi has royal cash link The New York Times reported that it was bought by Saudi prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud. However, it is now believed that he only acted as a proxy for the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . A spokeswoman for Christie's would not comment on the identity of the buyer, but did confirm the painting would be displayed at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi , in the U... [Full Article...]

Nike to name New Headquarters Building After Serena Williams

Nike to name New Headquarters Building After Serena Williams The American has since given birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. And just last month, she married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian . "Enjoy! She is handsome!" The new mum has been sharing updates from her first months with her little one. [Full Article...]

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Dec. 9 Shutdown

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Dec. 9 Shutdown President Donald Trump's meeting with congressional leaders has relocated from the Oval Office to the White House Situation Room for a briefing on military readiness. The spending patch through December 22 gives lawmakers time to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal. "This is a waste of time", Pelosi said. Democrats are seeking permanent legal status for so-called DREAMers as part of a long-te... [Full Article...]

Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning

Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself". Earlier Thursday, liberal Sen. Notably, Franks neither confirmed nor denied that he was going to resign. Franks was seen huddling with fellow Republicans on the floor of the House Thursday, in what appeared to be a prayer circle. Franks is a congressman from Arizona's 8th district. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation declares 'mission accomplished' against Islamic State in Syria

Russian Federation declares 'mission accomplished' against Islamic State in Syria Now, after the Pentagon's official report exceeded the DMDC estimate, Manning said troop removals from Syria will proceed on a "conditions-based" assessment conducted by the USA government. Syrian troops supported by Russian servicemen have completed the destruction of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in the war-torn country, a senior Russian military officer announced Thursday. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces arrest 36 Palestinians in rallies across Gaza Strip

Israeli forces arrest 36 Palestinians in rallies across Gaza Strip A four-year-old Palestinian child died in the Gaza Strip yesterday after succumbing to wounds he sustained during the Israeli offensive in 2014 when he was just one years old. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. The move sparked worldwide opposition and prompted Palestinian leaders to call for three days of protest. [Full Article...]


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