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USA top diplomat, others meet in Paris to support Lebanese PM USA top diplomat, others meet in Paris to support Lebanese PM
- December 09, 2017

After global pressure and negotiations between Lebanese political factions, he rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and his coalition government, which includes Hezbollah, reaffirmed a state policy of staying out of conflicts in Arab states. (more...)
Attack on United Nations peacekeeping forces in DRC 'a war crime' Attack on United Nations peacekeeping forces in DRC 'a war crime'
- December 09, 2017

The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is the largest in the world and is aimed at calming a number of armed groups in the vast, mineral-rich Central African nation. One of the greatest threats in the region now comes from the ADF. The country has also faced violence after President Joseph Kabila, who was supposed to step down after his final term last December, pushed back a new vote until December 2018. (more...)
Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit
- December 09, 2017

The North recently launched its most advanced missile to date and the US and South Korea are now holding joint exercises with some of the world's most powerful fighter aircraft. North Korea insisted it does not want to fight a war but is prepared to use its nuclear weapons should the US begin one. The North Korean regime leader recently visited northern parts of the country near the Chinese border, leading South Korean media to speculate that Kim had built secret passageways to China. (more...)
Ukraine police fail to search out Saakashvili in protest camp… Ukraine police fail to search out Saakashvili in protest camp…
- December 09, 2017

Saakashvili received Ukrainian citizenship when he reinvented himself as a Ukrainian politician but was stripped of it by Poroshenko in July while overseas and is now stateless. He then served as Georgian president for a decade. Ukraine's prosecutor-general announced late Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. (more...)
Late-night hosts poke fun at Trump's slurred speech Late-night hosts poke fun at Trump's slurred speech
- December 09, 2017

In addition to slurring multiple words, the president ended his speech with "God bless Israel". There's nothing to be ashamed of about having dentures at Trump's age, for example, and if that were the case, it would likely reassure people who had concerns that it might be something more serious. (more...)
Robert Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank for Trump's financial records Robert Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank for Trump's financial records
- December 09, 2017

Reuters , citing an unidentified source, reported that the bank received the subpoena several weeks ago and was asked to give data on accounts of Trump and his family. The Wall Street Journal likewise initially reported, "Trump's Deutsche Bank Records Subpoenaed by Mueller", before updating its headline to, "Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Records Related to Trump". (more...)
Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not
- December 09, 2017

The first loading of the tanker with liquefied gas from the Yamal LNG plant took place on December 8. Putin recognized the global nature of the project by thanking the foreign financiers and manufacturers who made Yamal LNG possible, and said that he "count [s] on them continuing to work together". (more...)
CNN corrects story on email to Trumps about Wikileaks CNN corrects story on email to Trumps about Wikileaks
- December 09, 2017

The network claims that the story they ran was based on two sources who saw the email - they write that the document was provided to "congressional investigators", so there's a pretty good chance that their sources were a pair of congressional staffers. (more...)
Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature
- December 09, 2017

Nelson's attorney, Gloria Allred , maintains that the rest of the inscription is real and that it is proof that Nelson knew Moore, who Nelson said groped her in his auto after offering her a ride home. Beverly Nelson is fighting for credibility Friday. Roy Moore himself tweeted Friday : "Now she herself admits to lying". Allred said Friday that an independent forensic handwriting analyst had examined the signature, and the handwriting preceding the signature, and concluded they were ... (more...)
Shooter, 2 Students Dead In NM High School Shooting Shooter, 2 Students Dead In NM High School Shooting
- December 09, 2017

The Albuquerque Journal reported that the victims are believed to be students . "So he kept that locked", Garrett said. Garrett said it felt like a dream. The scene of Thursday's shooting in New Mexico . The New Mexico State Police said no other injuries were reported and that the school was evacuated. (more...)
JEB Little Creek Holds Pearl Harbor Ceremony JEB Little Creek Holds Pearl Harbor Ceremony
- December 08, 2017

A quiet reverence cloaked the USS Milwaukee on Thursday morning as Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Beaudreau braved a stiff breeze and steady drizzle to walk up the gangplank and board the ship. This was accomplished through the combined, bipartisan effort of our elected state representatives, USA representatives, senators and other leaders. (more...)
House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded
- December 08, 2017

Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, and Nancy Pelosi , House minority leader, are calculating that voters' wrath would rain down on Republicans if the government lights go out. The White House says the leaders were taken to the Situation Room for a briefing by Mattis on military matters. But they will need some Democratic support to get the temporary spending bill past Senate procedural hurdles that require 60 votes, since there are only 52 Republicans in the 100-member chamber. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra tops the list to become the Sexiest Woman in Asia! Priyanka Chopra tops the list to become the Sexiest Woman in Asia!
- December 08, 2017

Eastern Eyes is a weekly newspaper based in London. She said, "It was so silly". On the workfront, Priyanka, who is making the best of her stardom in the Hollywood, will be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali 's forthcoming film "Gustakhiyaan". (more...)
Delta plane diverted hundreds of miles for potty break
- December 08, 2017

A Delta flight from JFK Airport to Seattle needed to make an unscheduled landing to give passengers a much-needed bathroom break. The Boeing 757 had to divert roughly 200 miles after its toilets stopped working and passengers basically couldn't hold it the rest of the way. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent U.S. at Winter Olympics, but not Trump Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent U.S. at Winter Olympics, but not Trump
- December 08, 2017

Vonn is looking to capture her second Olympic gold medal in the upcoming games. Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said she will not go to the White House if the team is invited again after winning its fourth National Basketball Association title. (more...)
Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up' Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up'
- December 08, 2017

The account from the anonymous whistleblower is detailed in a new letter from the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to his Republican counterpart asking that the panel subpoena Flynn, Copson, the White House and others involved in the alleged plan. (more...)
President Trump Was Named Time's President Trump Was Named Time's "Runner-Up" Person Of The Year
- December 08, 2017

There is also a person to the right of the cover whose face can not be seen. Helms said on the Today Show Wednesday that the president's tweet "wasn't correct" and that the magazine had done the photo shoot for the reveal five days before the comments. (more...)
Birth control may be putting women at risk for breast cancer Birth control may be putting women at risk for breast cancer
- December 08, 2017

Results were published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine . "Hormonal contraception should still be perceived as a safe and effective option for family planning", said Dr. Digging further, the researchers found no differences among types of birth control pills. MIA GAUDET: Including the patch, the ring, the implant, as well as IUD. (more...)
Trump to undergo routine physical and release health report, White House says Trump to undergo routine physical and release health report, White House says
- December 08, 2017

Trump released some details about his health ahead of last year's election in response to pressure after his personal physician had declared he would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". As disturbing as the announcement had been, "it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump's teeth and his tongue", Noah began. (more...)
Australian Parliament approves same-sex marriage following lengthy national debate Australian Parliament approves same-sex marriage following lengthy national debate
- December 08, 2017

Australia became the 25th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed nearly unanimously through parliament just before 6pm local time (7am Irish time). Queues of people lined up to watch the debate from the public gallery, with some dancing and cheering. They were warned multiple times that parliamentary rules prohibit them from making noise and even applauding. (more...)
Beijing not happy as Indian drone crashes into 'Chinese territory' Beijing not happy as Indian drone crashes into 'Chinese territory'
- December 08, 2017

In this photograph taken on July 10, 2008, a Chinese soldier gestures as he stands near an Indian soldier on the Chinese side of the ancient Nathu La border crossing between India and China in the Sikkim state. The 73-day-long standoff ended on 28 August after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor. The exact location of the area where the drone crashed or date of the incident was however not revealed by either India or China. (more...)
Al Franken Is Out Al Franken Is Out
- December 08, 2017

Under Dayton's reported plan, Smith would serve only as a placeholder until a special election - held in November 2018 - which would give the people of Minnesota the opportunity to elect someone to serve the remaining two years of what was supposed to be Franken's six-year term. (more...)
Snow and ice warning for Donegal today Snow and ice warning for Donegal today
- December 08, 2017

Forecasters say: " Snow showers will occur this evening, tonight and during Friday ". However, that has now been upgraded to a higher status orange warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal , Longford, Leitrim , Mayo and Sligo. Phil Stockford, emergency planning manager at Highways England, said: "Gritters are out treating our routes around the clock, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast". (more...)
Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies harassment allegations Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies harassment allegations
- December 08, 2017

Ford, who is also a political commentator on MSNBC, forcefully denied the accusation and threatened to sue both the bank and the woman who accused him, identified in his statement as a journalist. "I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life", he said , in a statement released by his spokesman, Davidson Goldin. I will now be bringing legal action against [the woman] who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanley for improper termination, ' he said. (more...)
Judge warns accused serial killer's parents: Cooperate or explain why not Judge warns accused serial killer's parents: Cooperate or explain why not
- December 08, 2017

During a news conference Wednesday, State Attorney Andrew Warren said it's both reasonable and necessary for prosecutors to question the Donaldsons. He described their situation as "tough" and "complex". Donaldson, 24, was arrested November 28 after he handed a food bag, containing what police say is the gun used in all four Seminole Heights murders, to his boss at an Ybor City McDonald's, according to Tampa police. (more...)

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