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Democrats Push to Subpoena Trump Data Firms Democrats Push to Subpoena Trump Data Firms
- December 15, 2017

The head of a data firm used by President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign was questioned Thursday by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, according to reports. Brad Parscale, a partner in the company, testified in private last month to the House Intelligence Committee. The data operation Parscale directed was supervised by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has landed in Mueller's crosshairs over his contacts with Russia's ambassador and the CEO of a sanctioned Russian ... (more...)
Netanyahu Set for Seventh Grilling in Gifts Probe Netanyahu Set for Seventh Grilling in Gifts Probe
- December 15, 2017

Since previous year, Netanyahu has been the subject of criminal investigations in two separate corruption cases. Netanyahu has consistently denied any wrongdoing, and says he has been the target of a smear campaign by political opponents. (more...)
Sen. John McCain Hospitalized Due to Brain Cancer Treatment Side Effects Sen. John McCain Hospitalized Due to Brain Cancer Treatment Side Effects
- December 15, 2017

Biden's son Beau passed away in 2015 from glioblastoma , a rare and highly aggressive form of brain cancer that McCain's father, Arizona Sen. "I think about Beau nearly every day and I was told that this doesn't get easier but that you cultivate the tools to work with this and live with this", Meghan McCain said as her voice began breaking. (more...)
Drunk firefighter kills pregnant teen, unborn baby in crash Drunk firefighter kills pregnant teen, unborn baby in crash
- December 15, 2017

Cedar Hill police and fire crews responded to the scene around 12.45am on Wednesday. But on Wednesday morning, an off-duty Dallas firefighter that cops believe had been drinking smashed into her Mazda SUV, sending both her and a male passenger flying out of the auto, according to the Cedar Hill Police Department. (more...)
Putin: It is not up to me to evaluate President Trump's activities Putin: It is not up to me to evaluate President Trump's activities
- December 15, 2017

The two sides sent out only bare-bones summaries of the afternoon phone call, but the White House version of the call noted that Trump "thanked Putin for acknowledging America's strong economic performance" earlier in the day. "We actually see that some serious achievements have been made during the short period of time that has passed since he took office". On North Korea, Putin said a use of force by the United States would have "catastrophic consequences."He said Russian Federation does ... (more...)
Firefighter working huge California fire dies Firefighter working huge California fire dies
- December 15, 2017

Iverson had been with the Cal Fire department since 2009. Pimlott said he was "deeply saddened" by Iverson's death but added that fire crews were continuing to focus on their mission. Some evacuations were lifted and the risk to the agricultural city of Fillmore was diminishing. They have caused schools to close for days, shut roads and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes and into shelters. (more...)
Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself
- December 15, 2017

Sources say McCray had seen reports of the 10-year-old's death on Facebook and may have tried to replicate the suicide. Now prosecutors are looking into whether McCray was copying what she could have read involving Davis' death or if she hung herself in a tragic case of playacting. (more...)
Modi Government clears Triple Talaq bill instantly Modi Government clears Triple Talaq bill instantly
- December 15, 2017

The proposed bill hands out a three-year jail sentence as well as fine, and states that the offence will be cognisable and non-bailable. In the row of Discussion of a Muslim woman (Protection of marriage rights) bill, i.e. The apex court by a majority verdict in August had ruled that triple talaq is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional". Calling the instant divorce custom as arbitrary, a five-judge bench, comprising Justices JS Khehar, Kurian Joseph, Rohinton F Nariman, UU Lalit and ... (more...)
Queen gives all 1500 Buckingham Palace employees a Tesco Christmas pudding Queen gives all 1500 Buckingham Palace employees a Tesco Christmas pudding
- December 15, 2017

In a tradition started by her grandfather, George V, the Queen makes sure that each and every member of her work force receives a pud and a greetings card, each and every year. The quirky tradition makes sense seeing as the royal family has access to everything they could ever want or need. "I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me and I've noticed since she's done that on lots of occasions and I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her care in looking after ... (more...)
MP Police detain carol singers allegedly for converting people MP Police detain carol singers allegedly for converting people
- December 15, 2017

A case has also been registered against unknown men for burning the vehicle. The group was at the police station till midnight. Allegations of "religious conversions" is not new in this area of the state. If they come to us with a complaint that they were beaten up, we will surely book the accused", the police officer said. "Except the priest who was arrested others were allowed to go on Friday". (more...)
Israeli minister vows to 'return Lebanon to the stone age' Israeli minister vows to 'return Lebanon to the stone age'
- December 15, 2017

The invitation comes after the US government officially recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel . Calling Iran the "biggest threat to the region", Eisenko insisted that Israel and Saudi Arabia are in agreement about the Islamic Republic's intentions, according to The Guardian . (more...)
Donald Trump added just 63 words to Barack Obama's space policy Donald Trump added just 63 words to Barack Obama's space policy
- December 15, 2017

The directive says that "the moon is of interest to worldwide partners and is within reach of America's private space industry". "This work represents a national effort on many fronts, with America leading the way". During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised that "under a Trump administration, Florida and America will lead the way into the stars" and that NASA would be freed to "refocus on space exploration". (more...)
93-Year-Old Florida Woman Fights Eviction and Lands in Jail 93-Year-Old Florida Woman Fights Eviction and Lands in Jail
- December 15, 2017

A 93-year-old Florida woman is in jail after being arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 12, for refusing to leave a residence she had been evicted from for falling behind in rent, WFTV reports. According to that report, officers say that they were able to safely and successfully remove her from the home. But Fitzgerald denied the allegations that she didn't pay rent because she thought she was going to die soon and insisted she tried to pay in October. (more...)
Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested by police as woman dies after accident Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested by police as woman dies after accident
- December 15, 2017

The incident happened near Kagal Bus station in Kolhapur, when the auto rammed over a 67-year-old woman, identified as Ashatai Kamble. The police is now interrogating him. In the Kagal area, he lost his control over the auto and hit the woman. According to a police officer, Kamble was standing in the middle of the road. (more...)
Paris climate summit kickstarting a green global economy Paris climate summit kickstarting a green global economy
- December 15, 2017

He said the 2015 Paris climate accord is in a fragile state after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the agreement in June this year. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change said its members and related groups, with more than $26tn under management in total, would work with companies to help them reduce emissions over the next five years, in accordance with the Paris goals. (more...)
Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe
- December 15, 2017

The high-profile court case shone a rare light on infighting among the Russian elite ahead of a presidential election in March which incumbent Vladimir Putin is expected to win and was widely seen as a test of how powerful Sechin, a Putin ally, is. (more...)
Gujarat Congress urges SC to get 25% votes verified with VVPAT slips Gujarat Congress urges SC to get 25% votes verified with VVPAT slips
- December 15, 2017

The Congress had in September urged the Election Commission (EC) to mandatorily hold all the future elections with the paper trail of votes. The apex court, however, turned down the plea, refusing to interefere in the Gujart election. The ruling BJP, however, had maintained that the allegations by Congress showed they were in "search for an excuse" as it knew that it would bite the dust in the election. (more...)
Russian Federation begins to withdraw troops from Syria Russian Federation begins to withdraw troops from Syria
- December 15, 2017

Declaring a success in Syria, Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the war-ravaged country and announced a partial pullout of his forces. "You are coming back home with victory!" General Sergei Surovikin, the Russian military commander in Syria, reported to Mr Putin that the military will pull out 23 warplanes, two helicopter gunships, special forces units, military police and field engineers. (more...)
Russian Federation 'risk' to undersea cables, United Kingdom defence chief warns Russian Federation 'risk' to undersea cables, United Kingdom defence chief warns
- December 15, 2017

Britain's senior-most military officer is warning that an improving Russian navy poses risks to undersea communications and Internet cables, saying any disruption could do "catastrophic" damage to the economy. The cables which crisscross the world's oceans and seas carry 95 per cent of communications and over $10 trillion in daily transactions. Russian Federation has repeatedly dismissed Western concerns about its renewed assertiveness as Cold War hysteria, though Kremlin supporters praise ... (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers assert final say on Brexit United Kingdom lawmakers assert final say on Brexit
- December 15, 2017

The UK reached agreement with the European Commission last week that "sufficient progress" had been made on so-called divorce issues, such as citizens' rights and financial liabilities, to move onto the next phase. But it will still be bound by European law, without having any say in decision-making, and the European Court of Justice will remain the final arbiter of any disputes. (more...)

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