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Former Navy pilot describes seeing mysterious flying object 'not from the Earth' Former Navy pilot describes seeing mysterious flying object 'not from the Earth'
- December 26, 2017

Blumenthal tells MSNBC that there's more: "They have some material from these objects that is being studied, so that scientists can try to figure out what accounts for their wonderful properties". The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program at the Pentagon was tasked with making sense of information from members of the military when they spotted unidentified flying objects. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi finds a new admirer who thinks he is handsome Rahul Gandhi finds a new admirer who thinks he is handsome
- December 26, 2017

And a recent Twitter exchange between him and the woman's granddaughter has gone viral. I asked her why? In his reply, Gandhi said: "Dear Dipali, Please wish your attractive grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas". Not just a tweet, the Congress chief also dialed Dipali and personally wished her grandmother on her birthday. The Congress president wrote on Twitter, "Dear Dipali, Please wish your attractive grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas". (more...)
Singapore shares open lower on Tuesday; Keppel, SembMarine down on corruption probe Singapore shares open lower on Tuesday; Keppel, SembMarine down on corruption probe
- December 26, 2017

Both Ng and Yang said Keppel's peer Sembcorp Marine Ltd could also see its share price drop when markets reopen after the Christmas break on Tuesday. Sembcorp Marine was also named among foreign companies that did business with people who are under investigation in Brazil as part of a massive corruption investigation involving the country's state-run oil company Petrobras. (more...)
What China Did To Rights Activist Who Exposed Government's Abuse Of Power What China Did To Rights Activist Who Exposed Government's Abuse Of Power
- December 26, 2017

In response to the sentence, Wu cheekily said he was "grateful to the (Communist) party for granting me this lofty honor", his lawyer Ge Yongxi told The Associated Press. It said such actions were part of a series of criminal activities seeking to 'overthrow state power and the socialist system'. He was detained in May 2015 and charged with subversion. (more...)
Sen. Jeff Flake: Trump inviting Republican challenge in 2020
- December 26, 2017

After Trump tears into Flake over his hot mic comment, could the GOP lose his vote and put the bill in jeopardy of failing? "I do worry, that in the future we'll be faced with a President Trump running for reelection on one side, drilling down hard on a diminishing base, and on the other side you might have, you know, somebody like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren on the far left of the Democratic Party", he said. (more...)
Tag: north korea us Tag: north korea us
- December 26, 2017

Russian Federation and China each signaled Monday a desire for a peaceful resolution to the tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activity. The latest sanctions were the third imposed on Pyongyang this year in an attempt to prevent it from furthering its nuclear and missiles programme. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as they attend the Navy Day parade in St. (more...)
US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russian Federation and Pacific countries
- December 26, 2017

Robert Neller , told troops Thursday that "there's a war coming" and urged them to be prepared. "They're watching. Just like you watch them, they watch you". In a question-and-answer session with the troops, Neller said the US could shift its focus after years of fighting in the Middle East to Eastern Europe, citing Russia's conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia. (more...)
Shilpa Shetty apologises for 'caste' remark Shilpa Shetty apologises for 'caste' remark
- December 26, 2017

The actors are receiving praises for their acting skills but Salman is news for a grave reason. Confirming the news, Vice President of Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India, Kishore Masoom, told IANS on phone, "We highly condemn Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for using such words that show us in bad light". (more...)
'We Are Here to Change Constitution', Says Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde
- December 26, 2017

The incident, which, according to the Minister, was provoked due to the delay in treating his mother at a Sirsi hospital, left three people injured - including two doctors.The act attracted much criticism from the doctor fraternity, forcing Hegde to abscond to prevent his arrest by Sirsi police.Hegde was then successful in getting an anticipatory bail later in January, ensuring that he was not arrested. (more...)
Local church serves dinner to community Local church serves dinner to community
- December 26, 2017

Rev. Bob Zanicky, who has been at First Presbyterian for 30 years, said the idea is to bring people together who don't have family or friends around for a delicious meal and to enjoy the Christmas spirit. "It doesn't happen without all those people", Wyatt said. Haines had been homeless, sheltering at various locations around Madison. The church has a "social club", he said, with between 70 and 80 members. (more...)
Four dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway Four dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway
- December 26, 2017

Police say the driver of the bus was arrested at the scene. "Nine people are now in the city's clinics. four people died on the spot", the Moscow city hall said in a statement on the website. "Despite his attempts to stop the bus, the breaking system did not work and the bus continued moving". The underpass and surrounding area were cordoned off and several black body bags could be seen on the pavement, partially covered with falling snow. (more...)
RaGa's temple visit and potshots at BJP RaGa's temple visit and potshots at BJP
- December 26, 2017

On December 21, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in Totana that "the Gujarat election has done two things: it has taught former prime minister Manmohan Singh to speak and Rahul Gandhi to visit temples". Our party played a very positive role in keeping everybody together. We saw the results. "And he has had nothing to say about that since then", he said. (more...)
Rupani Cabinet to be sworn in today Rupani Cabinet to be sworn in today
- December 26, 2017

Dilipkumar Viraji Thakor, Ishwarbhai Ramanbhai Parmar and Pradipsinh Jadeja take oath as ministers in Gujarat government. This is Rupani's second stint as Chief Minister of Gujarat. Six ministers in the previous government lost in the elections. The saffron party won the election for 182-member state assembly, claiming a clear majority of 99 seats. (more...)
Lake effect snow warnings, advisories for parts of Northeast Ohio Lake effect snow warnings, advisories for parts of Northeast Ohio
- December 26, 2017

Snow at times will fall at rates of 2 or 3 inches an hour. Lake effect bands will meander over the snowbelt counties producing periods of moderate to heavy snowfall with some areas receiving more than a foot of accumulation. Mix that with high winds and travel will be extremely hard. A Lake Effect Snow Warning means significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or impossible. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II, Markle, royals attend Christmas service Queen Elizabeth II, Markle, royals attend Christmas service
- December 26, 2017

United States actress Markle joined Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations, in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol that royal partners must wait until they are married before being invited. (more...)
White Christmas on its way for Northeast, Midwest White Christmas on its way for Northeast, Midwest
- December 26, 2017

The year 2015 saw an incredibly warm holiday, with temperatures reaching a record-breaking high of 69 degrees on Christmas Eve in 2015 and a high of 62 on Christmas. Less snow fell in southern New England with most areas reporting 4 inches or less on the ground. There were no cancellations at the city's other major airport, Midway, and delays were less than 15 minutes on average. (more...)
Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget
- December 26, 2017

Two weeks ago, the United States sought a $250 million cut to the core budget of the UN for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres . "We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked", Haley commented. The US has long contributed the biggest share to United Nations funds, which in 2017 amounted to 22 percent of the organization's $5.4 billion two-year regular budget. (more...)
Melbourne couple on a walk find crocodile in a front yard Melbourne couple on a walk find crocodile in a front yard
- December 26, 2017

Police were skeptical, and thought they would find a large lizard instead, but there was indeed a crocodile on the loose in suburban. The snake catcher's friend tried to distract the croc so Mr Pelley could throw something over its eyes. It's not known where the croc came from or how it came to be in the front yard of the closed business. "I eventually dived forward and grabbed its tail and held it upside down and put it safely in to a box". (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi
- December 26, 2017

Jadhav's wife and mother met him for the first time in 22 months for about 40 minutes at Pakistan's foreign ministry building in Islamabad on Monday. The meeting staged by Pakistan has drawn flak in India, as Jadhav wasn't allowed to express his love or situation to his mother and wife physically and no privacy was given to him. (more...)
N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war' N Korea slams new United Nations sanctions as an 'act of war'
- December 26, 2017

In a tweet, Mr Trump said the vote proved the world "wants peace, not death" . According to those sources, Trump and Xi talked for about an hour and a half on November 9 with only close associates in attendance. North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said Tuesday, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime's space programme is a fig leaf for weapons tests. (more...)
Israel extends detention of Palestinian women over slap… Israel extends detention of Palestinian women over slap…
- December 26, 2017

On Monday, Israeli public prosecutors requested that Ahed's detention be extended for another 10 days pending further investigation. Ahed Al Tamimi, along with her mother Nariman and cousin Nour Al Tamimi, are accused of "assaulting a soldier, harming the security of the area, incitement, and other felonies", according to court documents. (more...)
Donald Trump signs United States tax overhaul into law Donald Trump signs United States tax overhaul into law
- December 26, 2017

The reform will reduce corporation tax from 35 percent to 21 percent permanently, while lowering personal income tax rates (which vary by income) for a period of 10 years. Despite this, Trump and the Republican Party were able to get on the same page and pass their controversial tax bill before the GOP and Democrats came to an agreement on a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. (more...)
Russell Westbrook, Thunder put NBA on notice with win over Rockets Russell Westbrook, Thunder put NBA on notice with win over Rockets
- December 26, 2017

But Harden ignited in the third quarter, going 4 of 6 from the floor, scoring 14 with five assists as Houston took the lead heading into the final 12 minutes. So as soon as he knew his back felt up to it, he couldn't wait to get on the court for his first Christmas Day game. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Houston Rockets are planning to go after him as well in the offseason as they continue to build a team that can challenge for the title. (more...)
Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem embassy move 'shameful'
- December 26, 2017

Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu spoke of Guatemala's move at the Likud faction meeting in the Knesset, saying he spoke Sunday night with Morales, who is an Evangelical Christian, thanked him for Guatemala's support at the United Nations, and expressed hope he would follow in Trump's footsteps. (more...)
"Merry Christmas from Jerusalem, the capital of Israel!" Netanyahu tweets
- December 26, 2017

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in NY, U.S., September 19, 2017. The Central American country's President, Jimmy Morales, wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he chose to instruct his foreign ministry to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . (more...)
Acquires Shares of 3000 American Tower Corp (AMT)
- December 26, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of $142.52, for a total transaction of $4,940,740.84. American Tower has a 1 year low of $102.51 and a 1 year high of $155.28. Guggenheim raised shares of American Tower Corp from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their target price for the company from $117.00 to $135.00 in a report on Monday, April 10th. (more...)
Canadian family affected by fatal bus crash in Mexico, Global Affairs says Canadian family affected by fatal bus crash in Mexico, Global Affairs says
- December 26, 2017

Seven other people were slightly injured in Tuesday's accident and returned to their cruise ship. Quintana Roo is one of three states on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, which contains major tourist destinations. The tourists were headed to the archaeological zone of Chacchoben, an ancient Mayan ruin south of the resort town of Tulum, when the vehicle veered off the highway early on Tuesday morning. (more...)
South Sudan rebels say army attacked them after signing ceasefire South Sudan rebels say army attacked them after signing ceasefire
- December 26, 2017

The latest talks, which the United Nations called a "last chance" for peace, were pushed by regional leaders to revive the 2015 deal. The Agreement is expected to breathe a new life into a fraught peace process and will renew aspirations for peace among the four million people driven from their homes in the world's youngest nation - including two million refugees hosted in six neighbouring asylum countries who have witnessed several peace initiatives come to pass without results. (more...)
Judge Rules US Must Allow ACLU Access To American Held In Iraq Judge Rules US Must Allow ACLU Access To American Held In Iraq
- December 26, 2017

A federal judge on Saturday ruled that the US government must allow a detained American citizen in Iraq to receive counsel from an attorney. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan says the ACLU must be given "immediate and unmonitored access" to John Doe so that he has the opportunity to obtain legal counsel if he still wishes. (more...)
Liverpool vs. Swansea City Liverpool vs. Swansea City
- December 26, 2017

The Reds looked set for a comfortable win as they led the game 2-0 at half-time through goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah . But a disastrous five-minute spell early in the second half cost Liverpool three points and almost left them with nothing. (more...)

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