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North Korea Dismisses Rex Tillerson's Offer Of Talks 'Without Preconditions'
- December 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has stated in the past that dialogue with North Korea "is not the answer". "We can talk about whether it's going to be a square table or a round table if that's what you're excited about", the Secretary of State said. (more...)
China condemns US 'Cold War mentality' on national security China condemns US 'Cold War mentality' on national security
- December 19, 2017

China on Tuesday urged the United States to "abandon its Cold War mentality and zero-sum game concept" after President Donald Trump labelled Beijing as a challenge to American power in a new document outlining his administration's National Security Strategy . (more...)
Four injured in crashes near Merritt Four injured in crashes near Merritt
- December 19, 2017

The next update is expected at 4 p.m. The Coquihalla has reopened in both directions following a multi-vehicle accident south of Merritt. "The weather conditions are now poor and expected to worsen overnight as a major winter storm moves through the area". (more...)
Congress Spent $115000 in Taxpayer Money to Settle Sexual Harassment Claims Congress Spent $115000 in Taxpayer Money to Settle Sexual Harassment Claims
- December 19, 2017

The settlements are from the fiscal years 2008 through 2012. The largest sexual-harassment settlement cost taxpayers $85,000, while the other two cases of sexual harassment and retaliation were settled for $10,000 and $20,000. The figures were released by Chairman Gregg Harper as part of the committee's review of sexual harassment in the Congressional workplace, a high-profile investigation given recent sexual harassment allegations made against multiple members of Congress. (more...)
Second woman dies in Edmonton hospital after weekend crash on Highway 63 Second woman dies in Edmonton hospital after weekend crash on Highway 63
- December 19, 2017

The tow-truck driver and the driver of the truck he had been assisting weren't injured in the collision. The tow truck driver and the driver of the truck he was assisting were not injured, however both occupants of the vehicle that struck them suffered injuries, with the 18-year-old driver sustaining serious injuries. (more...)
Two Republicans block Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee Scott Garrett Two Republicans block Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee Scott Garrett
- December 19, 2017

The committee, meeting in executive session December 19, voted 13 to 10 to block the nomination of former congressman Scott Garrett to chair the bank's board. "He has committed that Ex-Im will remain fully functional, operating in a fair and transparent manner to support American jobs and provide maximum value to the United States taxpayer", he said of Garrett in opening remarks. (more...)
Miss Iraq's Family Flees Their Home Country After Controversial Selfie Miss Iraq's Family Flees Their Home Country After Controversial Selfie
- December 19, 2017

So once the selfie went viral, the 27-year-old singer, songwriter and model from Iraq was threatened with death and cursed across social media in the Arab world. Idan said that her family was recognized in the streets and due to a seemingly harmless photo, they have been in considerable danger. She said in addition to the death threats, she received additional threats from the Miss Iraq organization, who allegedly told her they would strip her of her title if she did not remove the ... (more...)
Pope and Queen to visit Northern Ireland together Pope and Queen to visit Northern Ireland together
- December 19, 2017

The Pope's visit will take place sometime around the end of August. Diarmuid Martin told RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke church collections and fundraising would make up the sum. When asked if mass protests were expected he said that people are entitled to protest. The World Meeting of Families is a meeting held every three years to bring families together while taking part in prayer and reflection. (more...)
Sydney man charged with acting as agent for N Korea Sydney man charged with acting as agent for N Korea
- December 19, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he had been briefed by AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin on the "very, very serious matter" and warned anyone thinking of assisting North Korea that "the AFP will find you". The assistant commissioner said the actions of the man, who has been living in Australia for more than 30 years, were "serious breaches of national and global law". (more...)
Who will be the next Gujarat CM? Here are the top contenders Who will be the next Gujarat CM? Here are the top contenders
- December 19, 2017

According to a report in India Today, the central leadership is keen on appointing a CM who has a strong public appeal and can fulfill the promises made to the electorate. Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress President Vikramaditya Singh, who is contesting from Shimla Rural confident that the Congress party will be "victorious" in the state . (more...)
Saudi Women Would Be Allowed to Drive Motorcycles and Trucks Saudi Women Would Be Allowed to Drive Motorcycles and Trucks
- December 19, 2017

Emad tore down a majestic but crumbling 19th century chateau at the site to build the new one. The fountains, sound systems, lights and air conditioning are all controlled by iPhone. The company also recently bought an 620-acre estate in Condé-sur-Vesgre, known as Le Rouvray, an hour's drive from Paris. Saudi-watchers say it is risky for Crown Prince Mohammed to jail enemies for corruption and tout fiscal conservancy at home, especially as oil prices drop, while he continues to pay record ... (more...)
Cyberattack brings a cryptocurrency exchange to its knees Cyberattack brings a cryptocurrency exchange to its knees
- December 19, 2017

South Korea-based Youbit, a cryptocurrency exchange, was hacked on Tuesday. Almost 20% of global bitcoin trading takes place in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reports , fueled in part by an influx of Chinese investors following a crackdown on exchanges in China. (more...)
Billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia Billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia
- December 19, 2017

The Jordanian-Palestinian head of the influential Arab Bank - who also holds Saudi citizenship - was on his way to Riyadh airport when he received a phone call telling him to wait where he was before being detained. Saudi Arabia, whose relations with the United States have warmed with Trump taking a harder line against its arch-rival Iran than his predecessor, appears to have taken a softer line on the decision on Jerusalem, according to analysts. (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Position Trimmed by Martin & Co. Inc. TN
- December 19, 2017

Old Second National Bank Of Aurora who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $95.57 billion market cap company. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $1.28 EPS. QCOM's profit will be $1.14 billion for 21.23 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
House to unveil $81B disaster aid package
- December 19, 2017

GOP leaders are under pressure to get the disaster aid done before Congress adjourns for the holidays. The House is expected to vote on the GOP tax plan on Tuesday. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, as well as devastating fires across the west. It also wasn't known how the deal would be viewed by Senate Democrats, whose votes will be needed to pass any spending bills in the Senate. (more...)
Analysts Review: Oclaro Inc (OCLR)
- December 19, 2017

The stock increased 0.58% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $327.84. About 1.10 million shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 176.27% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:CONE) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 11. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. (more...)
United Nations condemns terror attack on church in Pak United Nations condemns terror attack on church in Pak
- December 19, 2017

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan Province, in the country's southwest. "We immediately asked the people to take shelter beneath the benches, as we were not sure about the attackers' location". At least 400 worshipers were inside the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church at the time of the attack. (more...)
Reporters Without Borders: Sixty-five journalists killed worldwide in 2017 Reporters Without Borders: Sixty-five journalists killed worldwide in 2017
- December 19, 2017

Syria was the deadliest country for journalists , with 12 killed , one more than in Mexico. Of the countries not now at war, Mexico remains the deadliest for journalists , with 11 assassinated in 2017. "Hamid El Mahdaoui, four citizen-journalists and three media workers are now held in connection with their coverage of a wave of protests in the northern Rif region since 2016, a highly sensitive issue for the government". (more...)
Trump received Federal Bureau of Investigation warning that Russians would try to infiltrate campaign Trump received Federal Bureau of Investigation warning that Russians would try to infiltrate campaign
- December 19, 2017

Trump's briefing occurred after the bureau had already begun looking into communications between Trump campaign members and the Kremlin. The Clinton campaign didn't respond to the network's request for comment. "That NBC News hears about the contents of this classified conversation due to an inappropriate leak is a news story". His call follows the November news about Attorney General Jeff Sessions contemplating a second special counsel to look into the Clinton Foundation's ... (more...)
N.Korea rejects U.S. offer of talks N.Korea rejects U.S. offer of talks
- December 19, 2017

North Korea on Tuesday rejected a recent offer by the United States for talks without preconditions, calling it a ploy to make Pyongyang give up its nuclear programme. An American official says the meeting is part of the ongoing and very active relationship between the two countries. Chan, who is a naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent, is the first person to be charged under the country's Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act of 1995. (more...)
Daycare worker burns FIVE children with hot glue gun Daycare worker burns FIVE children with hot glue gun
- December 19, 2017

Cosme was ordered held without bail at a bond hearing Monday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse . She faces five felony counts of aggravated battery to a child after the alleged December 1 incident at Children's Learning Place , located in the Logan Square area. (more...)
Colorado woman's disappearance baffles friends, police Colorado woman's disappearance baffles friends, police
- December 19, 2017

No one answered the door and her vehicle was gone, police said. Graves' red Toyota Rav4 SUV was found abandoned in a parking garage at the intersection of College Avenue and Mulberry Street on December 13. It's still unclear whether Graves' two children are believed to be with her. "She had a nice 2015 RAV4 and she would just let people drive it". Cops say they need more help since they have been unable to locate Graves in the last few weeks. (more...)
Two useless and three others in hospital after fireplace at… Two useless and three others in hospital after fireplace at…
- December 19, 2017

Two people died in the fire with three others, including a toddler, injured in the blaze on Monday. STV report the parents, Andrew and Louise Logan, were on their honeymoon when the hotel caught fire. The hotel is one of the most luxurious in Scotland and has been used as a base by the Scottish national football team. On its Facebook page, the hotel said the fire was within the main building. (more...)
Philippines withdraws application for USA aid packages Philippines withdraws application for USA aid packages
- December 19, 2017

Roque said the Duterte administration remained optimistic that the United States government would continue to support efforts to restore law and order in Marawi, despite this decision to withdraw the application for MCC's second compact. The Philippines said on Tuesday it has withdrawn an application for a second grant from a USA aid agency after getting $434 million in 2010 aimed at reducing poverty, but that the move had nothing to do with Western criticism of its human rights record. (more...)
Liverpool star Salah tribute to Spalletti: He helped me a lot Liverpool star Salah tribute to Spalletti: He helped me a lot
- December 19, 2017

He immediately caught the eye with a series of impressive performances, helping Basel to the semi-finals of the Champions League in his first season before joining Chelsea in January 2014. He said: "He just looks a little bit perturbed by it. Mo Salah has come in and - remember when Mane went to the Africa Cup of Nations and everyone was like 'oh it's over now, we can't replace Mane?" I wanted to show everyone my football. (more...)
Hard Facts About People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT)
- December 19, 2017

The stock 0.03% or $0 during the last trading session, reaching $18.67. It is down 9.82% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.88% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold People's United Financial, Inc . shares while 100 reduced holdings. (more...)
ATL power outage forces flight cancellations ATL power outage forces flight cancellations
- December 19, 2017

Video footage shows smoke and people being herded to safety. Georgia Power officials said a fire in an underground electrical facility knocked out the power and they believe it was sparked when a gear switch failed. Hartsfield-Jackson is one of the busiest airports in the world , serving an average of 2,500 flights and 275,000 passengers on any given day. The embargo for all products on global flights moving through the airport will lift at the end of today. (more...)
You'll Have to Travel to MA to Try This Dunkin' Donuts Beer You'll Have to Travel to MA to Try This Dunkin' Donuts Beer
- December 19, 2017

In the 1980s, Dunkin' Donuts introduced its famous spokesperson Fred the Baker: The chubby, mustachioed old man was famous for his catchphrase, "Time to make the donuts". Fans who attend the festivities will be able to pair the new beer with Dunkin' Donuts' Double Chocolate Cake Donuts, which will be available to munch on. (more...)
Hindu Jagran Manch directs Aligarh schools not to celebrate Christmas Hindu Jagran Manch directs Aligarh schools not to celebrate Christmas
- December 19, 2017

It may be recalled that the Hindu outfit claimed Christmas celebration in schools, with a major population of Hindu students, is a step "towards forced conversions". The state secretary of Hindu Jagaran March has warned the schools of dire outcome in case they fail to follow their directives. They emphasised if they receive such letter, they will approach the police and district administration. (more...)
State senator accused of sexual misconduct State senator accused of sexual misconduct
- December 19, 2017

House of Representatives in the state's 7th District, which includes most of Delaware County along with parts of Berks, Chester, Lancaster, and Montgomery counties. "This disturbing behavior is absolutely unacceptable", Wolf said in his statement . In a statement Sunday, the Democratic governor called Leach "a leader on important policy issues" but says his "conduct can not be excused". (more...)

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