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United States airforce base in Suffolk on lockdown after 'car rams gate' United States airforce base in Suffolk on lockdown after 'car rams gate'
- December 18, 2017

The Royal Air Force (RAF) base is used by the US Air Force . Personnel at an RAF base in Suffolk have been told to "seek shelter" after a security incident today. RAF Mildenhall is on lockdown following a disturbance at the main entrance gates. The Ministry of Defence said it was aware of the incident. Around 150 peace campaigners from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament demanded the removal of around 100 nuclear bombs at Lakenheath in 2006. (more...)
Two people dead after blaze at Cameron House hotel Two people dead after blaze at Cameron House hotel
- December 18, 2017

Two adults and one child, who are thought to be from the same family, were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow just before 7am. "It's a really lovely hotel, I'm so sorry to see this", she said. A spokeswoman said: "Operations Control has mobilised a total of 12 appliances to the scene". Firefighters are still at the scene, the Scottish Fire and Rescue told Business Insider in a statement. (more...)
Palestinians call for protests as Pence visits Jerusalem Palestinians call for protests as Pence visits Jerusalem
- December 18, 2017

Palestinians waving a Palestinian flag during a protest on Friday near the border with Israel against the U.S. president's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Tens of Palestinians were also injured on Saturday while attending angry demonstration against the United States decision. Ibrahim Abu Thurayya, 29, was one of four Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. (more...)
Spellings, Jr. Sells 9379 Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) Stock
- December 18, 2017

The stock increased 0.28% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $146.69. About 5.80M shares traded or 113.77% up from the average. More notable recent Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Why ExxonMobil Corporation's Dividend Isn't Safe" on December 01, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: "ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell paid no tax in Australia for 2016" published on December 07, 2017, Reuters.com published: "Exxon to provide ... (more...)
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam return to Lahore after London visit Nawaz Sharif, Maryam return to Lahore after London visit
- December 18, 2017

The family had flown to London on Dec 5 to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma at a London hospital. Nawaz Sharif had departed for London on December 4 after being exempted from appearing before the court to attend to his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. (more...)
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day
- December 18, 2017

The announcement was made on Friday by Kensington Palace, which also confirmed the previous details of their wedding ceremony location at St. George's Chapel. With other members of the royal family she will attend the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene church. By the time of the wedding, Prince Harry will be sixth in line to the throne (before his new nephew or niece is born in April he will remain fifth) but that will not diminish interest in this occasion. (more...)
LHC declares appointment of Absar Alam as Pemra chairman illegal
- December 18, 2017

Federal government's lawyer had denied the accusations and requested to dismiss the case over which the court had reserved the verdict. The bench remarked that "The new PEMRA chief should be appointed on merit". The counsel argued that judgments of the Supreme Court barred contractual appointments on permanent posts. The petitioner's counsel Azhar Siddique also opposed the request pleading that the court had sought the required record from the Pemra on October 6, 2016, while the petition ... (more...)
PTI alleges Ali Musa Gillani's guards opened fire at Imran Khan's convoy PTI alleges Ali Musa Gillani's guards opened fire at Imran Khan's convoy
- December 18, 2017

Reportedly, Gilani was aboard a four-wheel-drive bearing registration number AFF-148 whereas the alleged perpetrators who opened fire were traveling in a vehicle registered under MNC-1111. "I had no idea whose motorcade it was", he said. Contrary to Ali Musa's claims, the PTI in a statement said party chairman Imran Khan's convoy came under attack while on the way to Lahore from Okara after a public meeting on Sunday night. (more...)
Humana and Private-Equity Firms in Talks to Buy Kindred Healthcare Humana and Private-Equity Firms in Talks to Buy Kindred Healthcare
- December 18, 2017

It has outperformed by 8.72% the S&P500. After $-0.11 actual EPS reported by Kindred Healthcare , Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -290.91 % EPS growth. Everence Capital Management, a Indiana-based fund reported 102,295 shares. Etrade Cap Mngmt Lc holds 0.03% or 25,152 shares in its portfolio. Glenmede Company Na reported 348 shares. (more...)
Switzerland to open world's steepest funicular railway
- December 18, 2017

The new funicular whisks passengers from the Schlattli valley station up to the village of Stoos , a height difference of 744m. It will climb 743 meters over a span of 1,738 meters, at speeds of up 10 meters per second. Construction on the project started in July 2013 and, according to The Gondola Project, 15 different options were evaluated before officials chose to build a new route (rather than repurposing the old) using state-of-the-art technology. (more...)
Dead in LA Wrong-Way Crash
- December 18, 2017

The crash, involving at least two vehicles, was reported at 8:55 p.m. west of the Pleasant Hill Road exit, a California Highway Patrol officer said. All eastbound lanes were closed amid the investigation, but they were reopened before 7:45 a.m., according to the CHP, NBC Los Angeles reported. It was not immediately known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the quadruple-fatality collision. (more...)
80000 rally in Indonesia to protest Trump's Jerusalem decision 80000 rally in Indonesia to protest Trump's Jerusalem decision
- December 18, 2017

Violent protests have been held nearly daily in the Palestinian territories over U.S. President Donald Trump's December 6 announcement in which he overturned long-standing U.S. The protest was peaceful but rows of police behind coils of barbed wire held back the crowd outside the USA embassy in Jakarta. Since the decision, nine Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,900 people have been injured in protests in the occupied territories. (more...)
AC Milan legend, Kaka announces retirement from football AC Milan legend, Kaka announces retirement from football
- December 18, 2017

Kaka has announced his retirement from professional football, saying, "I'm now ready for the next journey". I would like to work at a club as a manager, a sporting director or in a role that combines things on the pitch and the club. The Brazilian left MLS in October, parting ways with Orlando City and there was much speculation on what he would do next. The attacking midfielder, who scored 29 goals in 92 worldwide appearances for Brazil also played for Real Madrid and Orlando City. (more...)
World losing climate battle, says Macron World losing climate battle, says Macron
- December 18, 2017

The Paris gathering took place less than a month after the successful conclusion of the November UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23) and was the first in a series of worldwide summits to help countries to raise ambition and bolster their national climate action plans - crucial to achieve the Paris Agreement's goals. (more...)
Weather warning issued for heavy fog in Lincoln Weather warning issued for heavy fog in Lincoln
- December 18, 2017

Fog is expected to descend on parts of the county, making driving conditions hard. Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for fog in West Sussex. In terms of road conditions today, there are no further reports of ice affecting routes around Wicklow Town and Carrick-on-Shannon. In Dublin, it's set to be a mainly dry and sunny day. (more...)
John Bean Technologies (JBT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"
- December 18, 2017

Harvest Capital Strategies Limited Company invested in 40,000 shares. Channing Capital Management Llc owns 512,244 shares or 1.96% of their USA portfolio. The institutional investor held 15,900 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $605,000, up from 5,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Kat: Dense Fog Advisory through 9 am Kat: Dense Fog Advisory through 9 am
- December 18, 2017

Otherwise, partly sunny with a high near 38. It will be a dry night with light winds and patchy fog, low cloud, or frost forming locally by morning. Both will come in handy the next two days. Then Friday, more rain makes its way into Southwest Louisiana. Rain chances go up to 60% with mostly cloudy skies. (more...)
Chinese Air Force conducts long-range drills in Sea of Japan, around Taiwan
- December 18, 2017

SEOUL-South Korea said it scrambled warplanes after five Chinese military aircraft flew into airspace claimed by Seoul, in an apparent provocation days after the two countries' leaders held a summit meeting in Beijing meant to reset troubled relations. (more...)
PM Modi not to visit Ockhi-hit villages in Kerala PM Modi not to visit Ockhi-hit villages in Kerala
- December 18, 2017

He also made an appeal to strengthen the cyclone forecasting system in coastal regions. The death toll due to the cyclone has risen to 72 after one more body of a fisherman was recovered off Kozhikode coast on Sunday. "I urge you to take holistic measures for ensuring housing, basic health services and quality education for their children", Rahul said. Gandhi also urged the prime minister for constructing seawalls and groynes along the vulnerable sea coasts of the two southern states. (more...)
Vienna: thousands protest as far-right ministers enter government Vienna: thousands protest as far-right ministers enter government
- December 18, 2017

As Austria's new conservative-right government causes mixed reactions in Germany, the country's new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has stated that he wants to enhance friendly relations with Berlin. Kickl is a former speechwriter for Strache's predecessor Joerg Haider, whose 2000 entry into government prompted an outcry and soul-searching in Europe that appear largely absent this time. (more...)
Two dead, six injured in massive Brooklyn fire Two dead, six injured in massive Brooklyn fire
- December 18, 2017

The fire broke out in the home on East 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay at around 2:20 a.m. Fire burned through the second floor and the attic of the home. Cell phone video from the scene showed flames engulfing the top of the three-story, single family home. "Some came out", witness Naim Ila said. The fire swept through the building, causing much damage. (more...)
FG pleads with PENGASSAN to call off strike FG pleads with PENGASSAN to call off strike
- December 18, 2017

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, said on Friday it had no option than to call its members on strike after negotiations with the government over some labour issues stalled. It added that with the agreement, the impending action by PENGASSAN was effectively arrested in line with the provisions of the relevant labour laws whose powers were invested in the minister. (more...)
US, India hold similar views on Kashmir dispute: Pakistan NSA US, India hold similar views on Kashmir dispute: Pakistan NSA
- December 18, 2017

Nasser Janjua on Monday claimed that Pakistan got engulfed in terrorism only after its decision to support the USA and the West in the war against terror. Lieutenant General (R) Nasser Janjua. "Not only are the people of Balochistan laying down their arms, but they are chanting " Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan " as well", he told the audience and noted that the overall security situation in Karachi had improved considerably. (more...)
Serena Williams asks for advice to help teething daughter Serena Williams asks for advice to help teething daughter
- December 18, 2017

She shared a shot of the adorable baby on Instagram clad in a Versace bib, writing, "Teething - aka the devil - is so hard, ' adding that 'poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable" as her first teeth sprout in. Another advised that the new mom blend her baby's favorite fruit. Johanna Konta says no-one should rule out Serena Williams successfully defending her Australian Open crown next month. (more...)
Nicki Minaj Claps Back at Critics of Her 'White Rapper' Comment Nicki Minaj Claps Back at Critics of Her 'White Rapper' Comment
- December 18, 2017

Of the 10 songs listed, Migos' "Motorsport" (featuring Nicki) and N.E.R.D.'s "Lemon" are the only two performed by black artists, with the rest of the chart populated by Post Malone , Eminem , Lil Pump , Macklemore , G-Eazy and Halsey , NF and Machine Gun Kelly . (more...)
Trump to accuse China of 'economic aggression' in key strategy
- December 18, 2017

Trump is set to showcase the strategy with an afternoon speech at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington . Its broad outlines follow his "America First" doctrine of national sovereignty and putting a priority on the economic implications of global engagement. (more...)
Theresa May says Brexit deal proves critics wrong Theresa May says Brexit deal proves critics wrong
- December 18, 2017

The 27 leaders authorized the move, nearly nine months after Britain triggered the two-year mechanism by which it will leave the bloc. The PM has insisted that Britain will leave both organisations on exit day in March 2019 . "Some of us thought that she did make big efforts and this has to be recognised", EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday. The EU is willing to start talks next month on a roughly two-year transition period to ease Britain out after March 2019 but wants ... (more...)
Gunmen Attack NDS Training Center in Kabul Gunmen Attack NDS Training Center in Kabul
- December 18, 2017

The attackers were battling Afghan security forces, according to Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. The Taliban have targeted military installations in recent months, including a spate of attacks in October that killed around 150 people. Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a USA watchdog has described as "shockingly high" levels since North ... (more...)
Putin & Trump agreed to exchange information on North Korea Putin & Trump agreed to exchange information on North Korea
- December 18, 2017

Shortly after Trump made his remarks to reporters at the White House on December 15, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Russian Federation and China to do more to pressure North Korea , and charged that Moscow continues to employ North Korean workers in "slave-like conditions". (more...)
Reader's View: War with North Korea good for business Reader's View: War with North Korea good for business
- December 18, 2017

The construction projects were placed on hold a year ago as bilateral ties were strained by the deployment of a USA anti-missile system in South Korea in response to North Korean nuclear and missile threats. The same has been happening with the assault on the reporters, which one Chinese media outlet claimed had been "staged by the South Korean media and certain South Korean politicians who are colluding to slander China ". (more...)

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