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Argentina Sacks Navy Chief Over Sub Disappearance Argentina Sacks Navy Chief Over Sub Disappearance
- December 17, 2017

The ministry plans to name an interim leader Monday. The San Juan, a 34-year-old, German-built, diesel-electric vessel, has not been found after losing contact on November 15 in the south Atlantic Ocean. If submerged, it is believed the vessel's crew would have enough oxygen for up to 10 days. Argentina is still searching for the remains of the vessel, but it has now switched the focus of the operation from rescue to recovery after admitting there is no chance the crew could still be alive. (more...)
Sheriff says Virginia woman was killed by her dogs, friends suspect otherwise Sheriff says Virginia woman was killed by her dogs, friends suspect otherwise
- December 16, 2017

A Virginia woman was mauled to death by her dogs while taking them for a stroll in the forested areas close to her home, neighborhood specialists said Friday. Officials from the county's animal control department and sheriff's office spent at least an hour trying to tranquilize the animals, Agnew said. "There were various articles of clothing, underclothing scattered about the area, not far from the body and torn into small pieces". (more...)
First gay marriages take place in Australia First gay marriages take place in Australia
- December 16, 2017

They had already planned to marry at the British Consulate under United Kingdom law, but after the postal survey result they made a decision to marry under Australian law. The couple got engaged when federal parliament legalised same-sex marriage, rather than have a long engagement or commitment ceremony as it "just wasn't the same". (more...)
Michael Vaughan : Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are 'freak' cricketers Michael Vaughan : Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are 'freak' cricketers
- December 17, 2017

Vaughan believed that Kohli is the best player across three formats and feels Smith is best in Tests. He tweeted, "Just having a glass of vino I have decided Steve Smith has joined @imVkohli in the Freak Category .an incredible player". "Some of the striking and how clean and pure the striking has been today, this could be the start of a really long and successful worldwide career now". (more...)
Omarosa Manigault Resigns Amid Reports of a Scene at the White House Omarosa Manigault Resigns Amid Reports of a Scene at the White House
- December 16, 2017

Photo Omarosa Manigault Newman , director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison , in October. She appeared in the first season of " The Apprentice " in 2004 and worked a year ago on Mr. This was not her first time working for a presidential administration. Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter . Consider this an unofficial outline for Manigault's next book, one of the "other opportunities" she plans to pursue, according to a person close to ... (more...)
Akayed Ullah: New York bomb suspect charged with terorr offences Akayed Ullah: New York bomb suspect charged with terorr offences
- December 16, 2017

He came to the US on an F-4 visa, a preferential visa available for those with family in the USA who are citizens or permanent residents. "And because it's a lottery, pretty much anybody on the planet who's from a qualifying country can take advantage of this". (more...)
Man City record-breaking season in more ways than one Man City record-breaking season in more ways than one
- December 16, 2017

Spanish midfielder David Silva elegantly flicked the fluent visitors in front from close range before Kevin de Bruyne's whipped free-kick evaded several players on its way in. "It is only over in May", he said. Arsenal were held to a goalless draw at West Ham, Everton pipped Newcastle 1-0, while Liverpool were frustrated by West Brom in a goalless encounter at Anfield. (more...)
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken in Senate
- December 16, 2017

She added that she intends to run for the seat during next November's special election. In announcing his appointment Dayton lauded Smith's experience and service to the people of Minnesota. The Republican Party of Minnesota accused Dayton of using the appointment to undermine the GOP's Senate majority. "It's an underhanded "House of Cards" style move", Carnahan continued. (more...)
Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others
- December 16, 2017

Trump said the Space Policy Directive-1, which he signed during a ceremony at the White House on Monday, would enable the U.S.to reclaim "America's proud destiny in space". Under the directive, the government is also expected to work closely with other nations and private industry. Like the Bush policy, the new policy emphasizes the Moon as a jumping-off point for Mars and beyond. (more...)
Riders Riders "evacuated" off ski lift in Pennsylvania
- December 16, 2017

Emergency crews responded around 10:30 a.m.to the Tussey Mountain ski resort in Harris Township to lower skiers from the lift and transport the injured to the hospital. The extent of their injuries were not immediately known, but authorities said they were all minor in nature. "At the time the office was notified of a lift malfunction and when this original tweet was made, we were under the impression it was exclusively a lift issue and there were no injuries". (more...)
Republicans finalize huge tax package Republicans finalize huge tax package
- December 16, 2017

Rubio, in response, declared his support for the bill Friday, and Lee's spokesman said that the senator would "hopefully" support the bill and was encouraged by the work done in the conference to beef up the child tax credit . Portman cast the bill as providing "the kind of middle-class tax relief that's desperately needed right now". Instead, the legislation makes it harder for some fund managers to take advantage of the loopholes by requiring them to hold investments for more than three ... (more...)
Oh, Christmas plane: Airbus draws tree on flight tracker Oh, Christmas plane: Airbus draws tree on flight tracker
- December 16, 2017

The jet had no passengers on board on this particular occasion, but the Christmas tree manoeuvre is not said to have been risky for the crew or the plane itself, and has merely been congratulated for its seasonal spirit. The flight took off and landed back at the company's plant in Hamburg, Germany, and the idea of drawing the pattern of a Christmas tree came from the pilot and engineers on the flight. (more...)
Don't sleepwalk into war over North Korea, warns United Nations boss Don't sleepwalk into war over North Korea, warns United Nations boss
- December 16, 2017

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said that the pressure on North Korea has already reached the " red line ", with the country being at risk of " economic strangulation ". Trump calls on Saudis to "immediately" lift Yemen blockade Trump has yet to name ambassadors to key nations in Mideast Mattis, Tillerson warned Trump of security concerns in Israel embassy move MORE on Thursday, telling The Washington Post that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams ... (more...)
Pence Visit to Israel Delayed Over Tax Reform Vote Pence Visit to Israel Delayed Over Tax Reform Vote
- December 16, 2017

Alyssa Farah, Pence's press secretary, said in a statement that Pence would stay in town to preside over a tax vote because "we are so close to passing pro-growth pro-jobs tax reform for hard working families". Pence will meet on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deliver an address to the Knesset and later dine with Netanyahu. On Friday, Pence is set to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and visit President Reuven Rivlin in his Jerusalem residence. (more...)
Real Christmas trees offer environmental benefits Real Christmas trees offer environmental benefits
- December 16, 2017

When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. Despite the diversity of the conifer species, Dr Lum pointed out that 34 per cent of them worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a 2013 assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, due to factors like deforestation and climate change.Other cultivated trees for the Christmas trade are in short supply, given that they take years to grow. (more...)
Kharga Corps celebrates Vijay Diwas Kharga Corps celebrates Vijay Diwas
- December 16, 2017

It was on this day in 1971, that a declaration of cease-fire was brought into force ending the Indo-Pak War and resulting in the birth of the sovereign country of Bangladesh . Lt Gen PM Bali, VSM, GOC Trishakti Corps, laid the wreath at the War Memorial to pay homage to the valiant soldiers of the Corps who made the sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. (more...)
Modi pledges fast track development for Meghalaya through improved connectivity Modi pledges fast track development for Meghalaya through improved connectivity
- December 16, 2017

With this, Mizoram has become the third state in North East Region to have surplus power energy after Sikkim and Tripura. This is Narendra Modi's first visit to Mizoram after becoming the prime minister. "You don't have to send your grievances to Delhi (Central Government), as authorities from Delhi will come to you themselves". To avoid delay in policies around northeast, a northeast council had been constituted in 1972. (more...)
PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session
- December 16, 2017

The chairman said this was not the issue of discussion as he had allowed discussion on problem caused by cyclone in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not address Opposition queries at the all-party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge charged on Friday. (more...)
Austria gets new right-wing coalition gov't Austria gets new right-wing coalition gov't
- December 16, 2017

The leaders of both parties, Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache who will serve as chancellor and vice-chancellor respectively, held a press conference shortly after 9:00 p.m. When the FPO last entered government in 2000, other European Union countries imposed short-lived sanctions on Austria in protest. "It was important to the president, and to me, that the new government have a pro-European orientation". (more...)
Merkel calls for European unity on issue of migrants Merkel calls for European unity on issue of migrants
- December 16, 2017

In October, Tusk has made similar statements, saying that mandatory quotas "has no future", given the clear resistance of the "Visegrad group" - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. In 2015, the European Union introduced a scheme to relocate 160,000 refugees from overburdened frontline states Greece and Italy. "In my opinion, there can not be selective solidarity among European (Union) member states". (more...)

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