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Olympic figure skating champion embroiled in Olympic figure skating champion embroiled in "holocaust on ice" controversy
- December 05, 2016

Tatiana Navka , whose husband is Putin's spokesman, and actor Andrey Burkovskiy wore gold Stars of David and striped uniforms resembling the clothing Jewish prisoners wore in concentration camps. Senior Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin , have honored Holocaust victims and have spoken out against attempts to justify the crimes of Nazis or their allies. (more...)
Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions
- December 05, 2016

In a speech to Iran's parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, also said on Friday that the Islamic Republic was fully prepared to respond to the US Senate's decision to extend the ISA but would act wisely and with prudence. (more...)
Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case
- December 05, 2016

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston past year, on Sunday asked a judge to allow his defense attorneys to once again represent him at trial - but only through part of the case. (more...)
Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
- December 05, 2016

Putin said in remarks released by NTV that Trump's business accomplishments show him to be a "smart man". "Now he's a government official, now he's the head of the United States of America, one of the leading countries of the world, one of the world's leading economies, one of the world's leading military states". (more...)
Prayers for Jayalalithaa; vigil, chaos outside Apollo Hospitals Prayers for Jayalalithaa; vigil, chaos outside Apollo Hospitals
- December 05, 2016

The party supporters have been hopeful of their leader's speedy recovery. In a later tweet, the hospital said: "The Hon'ble CM is the beloved leader of the masses". In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said: "Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery". "Like my friends in Tamil Nadu, I am praying for her speedy recovery". (more...)
Kanye West Checks Out Of UCLA Hospital Kanye West Checks Out Of UCLA Hospital
- December 05, 2016

KIM Kardashian and Kanye West appear to be putting the rapper's recent hospitalisation behind them by starting their Christmas preparations. The source claimed that Kimye's alleged "marital issues" have been worse due to West's behavior prior to his hospitalization. (more...)
Gujarat man who declared over Rs 13K crore questioned by IT officials
- December 05, 2016

But this is not my money. This money is like bhelpuri: it belongs to various individuals from different places. I don't know how that (money laundering) could happen because the demonetisation came later on, " the report quoted Sethna as saying. (more...)
Chiefs coach hopes Julio Jones 'misses the bus' to Sunday's game Chiefs coach hopes Julio Jones 'misses the bus' to Sunday's game
- December 05, 2016

Albert Wilson , who played in college at the Georgia Dome for Georgia State, raced 55 yards with a short direct snap on the fake punt and Berry , an Atlanta native, had a 37-yard interception return for a TD. On their third drive of the game, Atlanta extends the lead with a field goal. The ironic part is that Kansas City might actually stand a better chance if Jones does have a big game. (more...)
US sanctions North Korea over nuclear test US sanctions North Korea over nuclear test
- December 04, 2016

Under the resolution, North Korea will be restricted from exporting beyond 7.5 million tonnes of coal in 2017, a reduction of 62 per cent from 2015. But in a piece written for CNN , John Delury, an associate professor of global studies, at Yonsei University in Seoul , said strict sanctions were "counterproductive and unsafe", advocating instead for engaging with the country. (more...)
Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul
- December 04, 2016

Behind the army troops, dozens of civilian pickup trucks loaded with armed militiamen sped off toward the villages while some of damaged Humvees returned with cracked bulletproof windshields. He said around 990 militants had been killed in fighting in the east so far. Islamic State fighters are killing civilians who refuse to let them put rocket launchers on the roofs of their houses in Mosul, the United Nations says. (more...)
House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin
- December 04, 2016

The Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. The NDAA bill also calls for $3.2 billion for more servicemembers and to bolster military capabilities such as Marine Corps and Air Force aviation that lawmakers say are overstressed by reduced spending in recent years. (more...)
Death toll in storms sweeping South increases to 5 Death toll in storms sweeping South increases to 5
- December 04, 2016

The only type of severe weather that's bucking the trend is the number of severe wind reports , which happen to be slightly above the average. Windy storms downed trees across the state Monday, producing isolated damage. Several homes were damaged near Tinner Mayo Road, including one when trees fell onto the roof. "It just briefly touched down and quickly went back up", he said. (more...)
European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi
- December 04, 2016

One is that Renzi resigns. Market turbulence will stem from the likely resignation of Renzi as prime minister if he loses the vote. If the reform goes through - it will reduce the power of the senate (the equivalent of the House of Lords in the UK) and take back legal power from 20 regional governments. (more...)
What would a far-right president mean for Austria?
- December 04, 2016

In the previous presidential elections held in May, Hofer lost to Van der Bellen by a narrow margin. That stands in contrast with the sense of collective guilt every German has grown up with since World War Two. Generally, he has struck a more moderate tone than FPOe chief Heinz-Christian Strache, who called German Chancellor Angela Merkel "the most risky woman in Europe" and has warned of "civil war". (more...)
Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team
- December 04, 2016

The department, Kirby added, is unaware if any of Trump's communications have had a tangible impact on U.S. foreign policy. The Trump-Sharif conversation has generated much interest in the United States capital where the opposition Democrats and the media were both criticising the president-elect for "talking to foreign leaders. (more...)
Boulder weather: Chance of snow today with a high of 32 Boulder weather: Chance of snow today with a high of 32
- December 04, 2016

North wind around 5 miles per hour. In addition to the heavy rain, it will be windy, with wind gusts in the 20 to 30 miles per hour range. Because temperatures will climb above freezing, the snow is most likely going to accumulate on grassy and elevated surfaces. (more...)
Dean steps out of DNC race; Ellison says he may leave seat
- December 04, 2016

He made his surprise announcement of withdrawal from the contest in a videotaped message on Friday to a Denver meeting of Democratic state party chairs. " Though I love being in Congress because it allows me to serve my neighbors, I do think that it is more important to build, strengthen the DNC", the Washington Post reported Ellison said at the Denver conference of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, before adding he would continue to mull over the idea. (more...)
Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul
- December 04, 2016

In neighbouring Qadisiyah district, ISIS militants launched an offensive in an attempt to regain control of neighborhoods they have lost, but were pushed back by the Iraqi forces. Militants had no limit on who they would use, even grabbing young boys from neighboring villages and forcing them onto the frontline. He said his men also captured the neighbourhood of Qadissiyah-2, bringing to 23 the number of areas retaken by special forces in the eastern sector of the city since the campaign to ... (more...)
Investigation to begin into Colombia plane crash
- December 04, 2016

The footballing world was dealt a tragic blow on 29 November, when at least 71 people were killed in a deadly crash involving a British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane. Soccer-mad Brazil declared three days of mourning. Two goalkeepers, Danilo and Jackson Follmann , as well as a member of the team's delegation and a Bolivian flight attendant also survived. (more...)
Farooq Abdullah is not an Indian, alleges RSS Farooq Abdullah is not an Indian, alleges RSS
- December 03, 2016

The former head of government of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah called on authorities today to seek a political solution to the conflict in that northern Indian state for lasting peace in the region. Speaking to ANI here, Abdullah said that PoK belongs to Pakistan and there is no question of waging a war as both hostile neighbours will never recover from it. (more...)
Shallow quake of magnitude 5.4 strikes Nepal Shallow quake of magnitude 5.4 strikes Nepal
- December 03, 2016

The intensity of the quake recorded by the Centre was 5.6, 150 km east of Kathmandu. The epicentre was on latitude 27.79° N and longitude 86.5 ° E, about 120 kilometre east of the capital, Kathmandu . Nepal was recovering from a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake previous year that killed 9,000 people, including 18 who died in an avalanche. The Sherpa guide and British climber were hit by falling chucks of ice at an altitude of about 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) on the mountain, said Iswari ... (more...)
India, Pakistan urged to initiate dialogue process India, Pakistan urged to initiate dialogue process
- December 03, 2016

The meeting will also cover all the necessary technical aspects of the declaration. This conference will endorse the 6th Ministerial Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Declaration and provide a new direction for the year 2017. Dignitaries from 14 countries, including Turkey, China, Russia, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan among others would participate in the event. (more...)
Palestinian leader seeks Trump support for independence Palestinian leader seeks Trump support for independence
- December 03, 2016

In a sprawling speech that lasted well over three hours to his Fatah Party, President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that 2017 will be the year that the Palestinians finally gain independence and that he would seek Trump's help in achieving that goal. (more...)
Bob Geldof backs Lib Dems and chants: Zac is crap! Bob Geldof backs Lib Dems and chants: Zac is crap!
- December 03, 2016

Zac Goldsmith triggered a by-election in Richmond Park following the government's decision to build a third runway at Heathrow. "That's really alarmed and upset people and they want to use this opportunity to send a message". 'I wasn't going to come before you with a trouser leg shredded and not looking very nice, ' he told the audience. But Mr Wolmar said he was getting "lots of support from people who wouldn't dream of voting Lib Dem because of the austerity and the bedroom tax that the ... (more...)
Zimbabwe's new quasi-currency fails the smell test Zimbabwe's new quasi-currency fails the smell test
- December 03, 2016

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said Saturday bond notes will be introduced into the market on November 28, ending months of speculation over their release . Twelve million dollars' worth of the new notes and coins went into circulation today, fuelling fears of another economic meltdown. Government officials are sending mixed messages about whether the bond notes constitute normal currency or not. (more...)

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