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by | December 25, 2017 | 14:11

He also signed a temporary spending bill to keep the government running and provide money to upgrade the nation's missile defenses. And I consider this very much a bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs. "Corporations are literally going wild over this", Trump said. "I think it's selling itself". Politically, it marks the Republicans' first major legislative accomplishment of Trump's presidency.

by | December 25, 2017 | 12:30

On Sunday, a decree in the Official Gazette said 637 military, 360 gendarmerie personnel, 61 police and four coastguard members were among those sacked. Thousands of judges and prosecutors have been sacked in the purges. Critics say the government is using its emergency powers to jail opponents and silence dissent.

by | December 25, 2017 | 11:52

According to the Committee on Contributions of the UN General Assembly , the U.S. is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations , providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017. "We are not seeing the results in line with this investment", he said. The vote on December 21 did not favor the United States; the measure condemning the decision passed by a vote of 128 to 9, with 35 abstaining and 21 countries not participating in the vote.

by | December 25, 2017 | 10:59

Still, Trump has convinced himself and millions of others of the myth that Christmas was under attack by the Obama administration all while pushing another myth, the one that said Obama wasn't born in America. "Well, guess what? We're saying "Merry Christmas" again", he announced in October at a Values Voter Summit of conservatives. Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly talked about the "war on Christmas" on his show for years, highlighting businesses that opted to say "happy holidays".

by | December 25, 2017 | 10:33

Some said they're are just starting and others are wrapping up. "I'm just in here because they have so many great deals in here and I can't help myself". While shopping until they drop, may be their goal, some are making the most of the time with family and also spending time with Santa. "We just forgot stuff.

by | December 25, 2017 | 09:40

Larry Levitt, senior vice president of special initiatives at the Kaiser Family Foundation, called the number of enrollees "truly remarkable" in a tweet Thursday, adding that he was very surprised at the turnout. It also has proposed putting cheaper insurance policies offering bare-bones medical coverage on the Obamacare market in 2019 or 2020. The tax plan Republicans passed eliminates the individual mandate penalty, meaning people who don't have health insurance won't face a fine, which ...

by | December 25, 2017 | 09:22

The health ministry confirmed the death toll but put the number of wounded at one. Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a U.S. Daesh claims responsibility for the bombing which comes only a week after an attack on a training facility of the same agency in Kabul . The IS group, which emerged in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar in early 2015, has been responsible for massive suicide attacks in Kabul and across the country over ...

by | December 25, 2017 | 09:11

In Canada, operators are stationed at CFB North Bay, an air force based north of Toronto. In 1958, NORAD took on the tradition. I'll make a prediction - Santa is going to treat you well. NORAD's " Santa Cams" will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. The group also tracks Santa Claus every December 24.

by | December 25, 2017 | 08:27

Investigators are waiting to interview the driver, who is in hospital under police guard. Acting chief commissioner of Victoria Police Shane Patton told reporters that while the crash was considered to be deliberate, there was no evidence of a link to terrorism.

by | December 25, 2017 | 08:07

In Lucknow , AIMPLB's Sajjad Nomani as asking for the removal of the bill also blamed the Centre for not following the laid procedure in drafting the bill. Some of the other bills listed for Winter Session are Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017, Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Protection of Interest of ...

by | December 25, 2017 | 06:54

Morales did not set any timetable for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the same tactic Trump used when he made his announcement earlier this month, the Guardian reported. "The resolution on al-Quds issued at the UN General Assembly will draw the United States' reaction, but as far as public diplomacy is concerned, it is a valuable resolution because [under the document] the US move was condemned at the US General Assembly for the first time, and only nine countries got on board ...

by | December 25, 2017 | 06:35

But winds will crank up from the northwest while ushering in much colder air. No significant snow accumulation is likely, although a few slick spots could develop on bridges and overpass. We may take a break from the rain on Friday and Saturday this week. On Monday, we will start to feel the fridge air as it continues to drop to below average temperatures.

by | December 25, 2017 | 06:05

The parents according to fox5dc were concerned that their daughter's involvement with the 17 year old youth would bring 'hate into their homes '. Family members recently tried to persuade Ms. Police said the shooter was known to the family and there is no public threat. Mr Fricker reportedly yelled at the teenager never to return after finding him in his daughter's bedroom.

by | December 25, 2017 | 03:19

Opting to sit back deep into their own half to negate Salah and Sadio Mane's bursting runs behind their defence, the Arsenal players looked far from comfortable with or without possession. Us more on quick combinations, them more on fantastic counter-attacking pace. "Another reason why you feel these two teams will always fall short when the prizes are given out".

by | December 25, 2017 | 01:58

The two women will arrive in the country through a commercial flight and will leave Pakistan the same day after the meeting, the Foreign Office said on Saturday. Jadhav and that they shall not be questioned, harassed or interrogated during their visit and stay in Pakistan. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan will be accompanying the family members in their reunion with Jadhav, who is being held in a Pakistan jail on charges of being an Indian spy.

by | December 25, 2017 | 01:52

Toronto and parts of Peel Region are under a snowfall warning. East Vancouver Island will see snow develop in the afternoon, with 10 cm of accumulated snow expected for Qualicum Beach to Campbell River by the late evening. "We may get wind gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour, which will mean that you'll really have to bundle up during outdoor activities", said Meredith.

by | December 25, 2017 | 01:54

North Korea said sanctions imposed by the United Nations last week are an "act of war" and has vowed to bolster its nuclear force in an outright rejection of the resolution. "The World wants Peace, not Death!" he said. Washington responded by making it clear it was seeking a diplomatic solution while ratcheting up the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

by | December 25, 2017 | 01:42

They were identified as: 24-year-old Southeastern University student Olivia Shannon, 26-year-old Baltimore teacher Victoria Shannon Worthington, 27-year-old University of Maryland law student Peter Worthington Jr. The Worthingtons had arrived in Florida on Saturday for the Christmas holiday, Horstman said. Shannon-Worthington was a teacher at Baltimore International Academy Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore.

by | December 24, 2017 | 17:25

London Zoo is set to reopen on Sunday following a fire that is believed to have killed five animals. The fire took hold on Saturday morning at the Animal Adventure Cafe & Shop in the Outer Circle of the zoo, near Regents Park. "All other animals in the vicinity are being monitored closely by our vets, but early signs suggest they have not been affected". "We are all naturally devastated by this, but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade, who reacted quickly to the situation to bring ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 16:06

The Memphis City Council and Mayor Jim Strickland heard the voices of the people who wanted these removed and legally made it happen. The sale of the parks was a legal mechanism to circumvent a decision by the Tennessee Historical Commission meant to prevent local governments from taking down the statues.

by | December 24, 2017 | 15:51

By the time it reaches the northern half of New England and then eastern Canada, it will have matured into a higher impact winter storm. Snow will fall in light-to-moderate bands Christmas morning before it wraps up in the afternoon. Highs will start in the 40s, but drop through the 30s into the 20s by evening. Temperatures drop into the teens Christmas night, as they likely will do each and every night for the rest of the week as arctic air settles in.

by | December 24, 2017 | 15:23

Areas in southern New Hampshire and extending north could see up to 6 inches. If only a few towns get 1 inch of snow, it will be a white Christmas for those towns but not a true New Jersey white Christmas. Power outages are possible. No wet weather is expected this evening or overnight, but keep an eye out for any slick areas late this evening as any wet roads may have some ice develop as lows fall into the 20s overnight.

by | December 24, 2017 | 15:17

Hanks thinks it is not appropriate to attend a screening of The Post at the White House given the context of the film. It took about nine months for Steven Spielberg to make The Post , from the moment he read the first draft of the script in the early months of 2017 to the first advance screenings in November.

by | December 24, 2017 | 15:16

Kent Damon (pictured above, left, with Matt in the foreground on the right) passed away on December 14, according to reports, though it was only just revealed on Saturday morning by multiple outlets . Kent was diagnosed in 2010 with a form of plasma cell cancer called multiple myeloma . "Well take any prayers you got, so throw em up there". In 2011, Matt told WCVB-TV that the family were aware that he wouldn't be able to be cured, but that despite this Kent was planning to "fit it to a ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 14:19

At least 25 people remained missing following the massive fire that hit a mall here on Saturday morning, authorities said. She has ordered fire officers to continue search operations until all are found. Photos showed the president checking on the situation at the mall as authorities give him updates. President Rodrigo Duterte, a native and former mayor of Davao, said during a meeting with the families of the missing that there was "zero chance of survival", according to the state-run ...

by | December 24, 2017 | 12:53

Dhumal, who lost the election in Sujanpur, has made it clear that he was not in the race for the chief minister's post. Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur is all set to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He holds an MA from Panjab University in Chandigarh. Thakur lost his maiden assembly election in 1993. Thakur was first elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly from Mandi and had won his first election in the year 1998.

by | December 24, 2017 | 12:22

Creighton, 45, paid $135,000 to a former employee who claimed that she was sacked after she rejected an intimate relationship with him, according to people briefed on the matter and documents viewed by The Times ". The company shelled out $24,000 in January to settle with a woman working in Vice's London office who'd sued over allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, and racial and gender discrimination, according to the Times .

by | December 24, 2017 | 11:09

Her cousin Chris Swales posted on social media: "We lost a handsome, fun-loving and caring person". The victim, Jodie Willsher , a mother-of-one, worked at the store. "All the staff were racing about not knowing what to do". Skipton Mayor Andy Rankine said the close-knit community is in shock over the tragedy in a statement obtained by the Telegraph .

by | December 24, 2017 | 10:46

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had on Wednesday announced the meeting between Doval and Jiechi. The MEA also highlighted that until such time the boundary issue is settled, it is critical both sides adhere to "peace and tranquility in the border areas".

by | December 24, 2017 | 09:48

The day itself is set to be cloudy and breezy with patches of rain - with the only remote chance of seeing white Christmas coming for those who fancy scaling Britain's tallest mountains. A weather warning for Scotland that promised downpours and localised flooding on Christmas Day has now been extended to include more of the country, and is now also in affect for Christmas Eve.

by | December 24, 2017 | 09:45

The clashes followed a decision by President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, to sack his deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer and the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In Opposition. "The delegation of the government of South Sudan, however, rejected the idea, saying it is the government's prerogative to buy or not buy arms", the source said.

by | December 24, 2017 | 08:44

It is unclear when firefighters can break into the NCCC Mall in Davao, which burned up to late Saturday. "The fire started on the third floor, which houses products like fabrics, wooden furniture and plastic ware, so the fire quickly spread and it's taking a long time to put out", he said.

by | December 24, 2017 | 08:37

He said the USA decision was "an insult to Christians and Muslims around the world, who consider Jerusalem as an incubator of their most sacred, spiritual and national heritage". Hamas have been vocal in their condemnation, urging the Palestinians to oppose the highly-contested decision by staging uprisings (intifada in Arabic).

by | December 24, 2017 | 07:53

All New People's Army (NPA) units will observe a ceasefire from 6 p.m. on December 23 (Saturday) to 6 p.m. on December 26 (Tuesday), and from 6 p.m. on December 30 (Saturday) to 6 p.m. Despite the ceasefire declaration, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will still consider communist rebels as terrorists, military chief of staff, Gen.

by | December 24, 2017 | 07:34

Tamil Nadu and Central Armed Police Forces personnel have been deployed to provide multi-layered security at the counting centre. Key candidates in the fray are E Madhusudhanan from AIADMK, sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran , who is contesting as an independent, N Maruthu Ganesh from DMK , and Karu Nagarajan from BJP.