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European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russian Federation

European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russian Federation The decision to extend the measures, which was widely expected, came at a summit in Brussels which saw the launch of a major new European Union defence cooperation agreement. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Russian Federation has fully adapted to the continued economic pressure from Western sanctions . [Full Article...]

Statewide crackdown on impaired drivers begins Friday, runs through New Year's Day

Statewide crackdown on impaired drivers begins Friday, runs through New Year's Day There are many ways to get home safely after drinking, and driving isn't one of them. If you're thinking about driving under the influence during the holidays, think again. In addition to increased impaired driving enforcement, you can expect to see officers proactively enforcing speeding, seat belt and cell phone-talking/texting laws, as well as violators running red traffic signals. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Considers Retirement Because He's Afraid Of Voter Backlash In 2018

Ryan says this is because he's tiring of politics, but the truth is that he's scared to death about not only losing his race for reelection, but about the overall backlash that the Republican Party is facing in the midterms. Suggesting that Politico's reporting was not "very accurate", Sanders said she thought the news even surprised Ryan. "This is pure speculation", Ryan's press secretary Ash... [Full Article...]

Brazilian football chief Del Nero given 90-day Fifa ban

Brazilian football chief Del Nero given 90-day Fifa ban Fifa's ethics watchdog has provisionally banned Marco Polo Del Nero, the head of Brazil's soccer association, for 90 days, the organisation said on Friday. World football's governing body said on Friday that the duration of Del Nero's ban "may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days". [Full Article...]

United States plans Mideast peace push after 'cooling off' over Jerusalem

United States plans Mideast peace push after 'cooling off' over Jerusalem Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. The U.S. and Turkey now have one more point of disagreement following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as a capital of the Jewish state. "We have made it clear that we will continue to respect the global consensus on Jerusalem [al-Quds], as Europeans, including the relocation of our embassies until the final status of Jerusalem [al-Quds] is resolve... [Full Article...]

PM Modi dedicates hydel project in Aizawl

PM Modi dedicates hydel project in Aizawl Addressing the gathering PM Modi said that "he was glad "to have inaugurated 261 km long 2-Laning of Shillong-Nongstoin Section of NH 106 and Nongstoin- Rongjeng Section of NH 127-B. He also pointed out his government has sanctioned rail and road projects worth Rs. 79000 crore for the North East. Modi said, "The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to complete on-going pr... [Full Article...]

Preschoolers fight over baby Jesus in Nativity play

Preschoolers fight over baby Jesus in Nativity play Tennessee's First Baptist Church of White Pine held a children's pageant that featured several young ones who ended up going a little off script when one of the youngsters caught a case of sticky fingers. "Teegan was strutting her stuff and she was not interested in giving Him up", Mrs. Benson said. LOVE these kiddos and my church family! That is, until Mary decides she is having none of it and ... [Full Article...]

Leicester City Vs Crystal Palace

Leicester City Vs Crystal Palace Mamadou Sakho remains sidelined and will be for many more weeks as a result of a calf injury, whilst Joel Ward remains a doubt due to a similar injury. "We know we've been playing well, but we've got three or four big games before Christmas and we're going to try and carry on the run". It is likely that Martin Kelly will replace Fosu-Mensah at right-back, while McArthur will come in for Miliv... [Full Article...]

'Make Our Planet Great Again' grants awarded ahead of climate summit

'Make Our Planet Great Again' grants awarded ahead of climate summit The New Zealand Super Fund has already quit or substantially reduced its investments in 300 fossil fuel companies as part of its own climate change strategy announced past year. Macron is also expected to urge financial contributions to solving climate change problems and developing clean energy in developing countries. After years of ground work, the accord was signed in 2015 with the a... [Full Article...]

Nazareth, Jesus' hometown, cancels Christmas to protest Trump's Jerusalem move

Salam also called Trump "wretched," and said he stabbed Palestinians in the back with the latest move, according to the Jerusalem Post, which also reported that non-official celebrations in the city may still proceed this year. Trump's declaration is seen by the PA as "a second version" of the Balfour Declaration, according to Palestinian Media Watch, an NGO monitoring the Arabic-language Pa... [Full Article...]

South Korean president calls for reset in relations with China

South Korean president calls for reset in relations with China Mr Moon is leading a delegation of 300 executives on a four-day visit that many hoped would signal a thaw in diplomatic and business relations between the neighbors. Yoon said many Chinese were expected to visit the country during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year. South Korea and China share the goal of getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and stop testing its increas... [Full Article...]

Diplomatic engagement with North Korea need to avoid catastrophe, Guterres says

Diplomatic engagement with North Korea need to avoid catastrophe, Guterres says The U.S. will be "prepared to engage with them in talks" only if Pyongyang gives up its weapons of mass destruction, Tillerson had said in March. After his phone call with President Vladimir Putin earlier Friday, US President Donald Trump said that he would " love " to have help from Russian Federation on North Korea. [Full Article...]

The Trump administration to limit spouse work visas for H-1B immigrants

The Trump administration to limit spouse work visas for H-1B immigrants The Obama-administration in 2015 made spouses of H-1B applicants, waiting for their green card approval, eligible to work in the U.S., giving a sigh of relief to thousands of talented spouses who couldn't legally work. Current immigration law in the United States allows for a total of 85,000 new H-1B visas to be made available each government fiscal year, including 65,000 new H-1B visas for overse... [Full Article...]

U.S. secretary of state to meet with Canada's cabinet, talk Korea crisis

U.S. secretary of state to meet with Canada's cabinet, talk Korea crisis Pyongyang "will march forward and make great advancement victoriously as world's most powerful nuclear and military state upholding the line on simultaneous development of the Two Fronts", North Korea's Permanent Representative Ja Song-nam told the Security Council during a session on the threat from his country's nuclear and missile programmes. [Full Article...]

(MRO) Holdings Cut by Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd

It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. The value of the Market cap relatively ensures a stable and secure position for the company, and can be easily considered a blue chip in today's market. Therefore 41% are positive. Current trade price levels places MRO's stock about -20.49% away from the 52-week high and closed 43.32% away from the 52-week low. [Full Article...]

United States judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

United States judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort District Judge Amy Berman Jackson requested that Manafort's attorneys submit one more round of financial documents to assure the court that his proposed bail guarantors - his wife and his daughter - could put up the bond being offered. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2017. Manafort's wife and daughter must also sign agreements to pay up to $10 million if Manafort fails to appe... [Full Article...]

Economist: GOP Tax Bill Offers Little for Poor or Middle Class Americans

Portman cast the bill as providing "the kind of middle-class tax relief that's desperately needed right now". Democrats have argued that the tax cuts will favour only the rich and offer little to the middle class. House and Senate Republican leaders on Wednesday forged an agreement in principle on the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in more than 30 years. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville Killer James Alex Fields Now Faces First-Degree Murder Charge

Charlottesville Killer James Alex Fields Now Faces First-Degree Murder Charge A Charlottesville district court Judge announced the upgraded charge at the court hearing attended by Fields and about two dozen of Heyer's family members and supporters. Fields was affiliated with any of the groups assembled that day. He and others left the courtroom. Fields was photographed hours before the attack with a shield bearing the emblem of Vanguard America, one of the hate groups tha... [Full Article...]

Video Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of Law

Video Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of Law Like Brett Talley-the ghostbuster who espoused revisionist Ku Klux Klan history on internet messageboards, didn't disclose that he was married to a Trump aide, and eventually withdrew from his judicial nomination-Petersen has never tried a case. [Full Article...]

Gateway tunnel funding approved

Gateway tunnel funding approved Cuomo's Budget Director, Robert Mujica Jr, . said New York State "commits to propose in the State's executive budget an appropriation each year over a 35-year period to pay debt service on a $1.75 billion fixed-interest loan to the GDC (Gateway Program Development Corp.) with a 35-year term under the USDOT Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan program, which is to be used tow... [Full Article...]


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