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IOC Bans Russia's 2014 Gold Medal Bobsledder from Olympics for Life IOC Bans Russia's 2014 Gold Medal Bobsledder from Olympics for Life
- December 19, 2017

Previously, Alexander Zubkov , Voevoda's team mate in both events , was also found guilty of anti-doping violations and disqualified. "In addition, he is declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014", the statement said. (more...)
France wants Amazon fined for abusing dominant position France wants Amazon fined for abusing dominant position
- December 19, 2017

According to Le Parisien daily, which first reported the case, Amazon has the power to modify contracts at a moment's notice, demand shorter delivery times or block deliveries while demanding additional corporate information from vendors. (more...)
Bolton: US might have to attack North Korea Bolton: US might have to attack North Korea
- December 19, 2017

The Australian police described him as a "loyal agent of North Korea ". " North Korea is also pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile". He is in custody and faces a total of six charges, with maximum penalties of up to 10 years in jail. Current knowledge of the man's suspicious activity dates back to 2008. (more...)
Trump plans to campaign aggressively for 2018 midterms Trump plans to campaign aggressively for 2018 midterms
- December 19, 2017

He brandished the GOP's winning record in the House since he took office . White House political director Bill Stepien told the Post that he has been meeting with the president on a weekly basis, in which he has discussed candidates, poll numbers and their stances on policies in relation to Trump's. (more...)
Charlottesville police chief retires after report faults department Charlottesville police chief retires after report faults department
- December 19, 2017

Police Chief Al Thomas' retirement was effective immediately, the city said in a statement. The 207-page report prepared by Timothy Heaphy, a former USA attorney for the Western District of Virginia , concluded that the police department was ill-prepared, lacked proper training, and had a flawed plan for managing the Unite the Right rally that drew hundreds of neo-Nazis and white nationalists to Charlottesville on August 12 and resulted in violent clashes with counterprotesters. (more...)
Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill
- December 19, 2017

Vice President Pence has postponed his planned trip to the Middle East in order to stay in Washington for a final vote on the tax bill, the White House said Monday. Republicans, who hold a narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate, are expected to pass the bill by a narrow margin amid unified Democratic opposition, but White House officials said the vice president did not want to take any chances. (more...)
Marco Rubio Wins Last Minute Tax Reform Revision Marco Rubio Wins Last Minute Tax Reform Revision
- December 19, 2017

Rubio said he would support the bill after negotiators included provisions to raise the child tax credit . The House bill would have repealed the Johnson Amendment - a law that prohibits nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status (like churches and charities) from directly participating in partisan politics. (more...)
UN Security Council Expected to Vote Against Jerusalem Status Change UN Security Council Expected to Vote Against Jerusalem Status Change
- December 19, 2017

The United States was certain to veto the Egyptian-drafted resolution, but its Arab supporters wanted the vote to demonstrate that countries everywhere and even many US allies such as Britain, France and Japan are against Trump's action. has no role if it does not reverse its Jerusalem decision. That Washington had to step into the breach itself highlights the extraordinary sensitivity surrounding Jerusalem, which has sites holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and which both the ... (more...)
'Aim high!' May's trade message to ministers Brexit 'War Cabinet' 'Aim high!' May's trade message to ministers Brexit 'War Cabinet'
- December 19, 2017

Ministers did not agree a position but there was discussion of the potential for "gradual divergence" - a step-by-step move away from European Union laws after Brexit and the conclusion of a subsequent implementation period in 2021. Mrs May said: "The best way to get the worst deal would be to suggest that we agree to a second referendum, but it's more than that, I think". Brexit Secretary David Davis has described his vision of the deal as "Canada, plus, plus, plus" - taking in not only ... (more...)
Passenger struck by train after viciously attack; manhunt underway for suspects Passenger struck by train after viciously attack; manhunt underway for suspects
- December 19, 2017

According to police, the situation quickly escalated after the men ran through the station to confront the victim on the other side, punching him in the head before fleeing the scene. He is undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospital and is in serious condition, the New York Post reports . Police are still looking for the two suspects. (more...)
Hardik Patel wishes Rahul Gandhi for becoming Congress President Hardik Patel wishes Rahul Gandhi for becoming Congress President
- December 19, 2017

The polling stations were decided through a draw of lots in which the candidates or their agents were also present. With the BJP inching closer to retaining power in Gujarat , Patidar leader Hardik Patel Monday alleged the saffron party played an "unfair game" by "tampering" with EVMs and using "money power". (more...)
Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next! Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!
- December 19, 2017

Robert Whittaker is focused on his upcoming bout with Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, but that doesn't stop the UFC middleweight champion from wondering what might have been. The circus surrounding his pre-fight press appearances nearly threatened to make a mockery of the money-spinning encounter. The 29-year-old forked out £625 on Gucci's Ace sneaker, which come complete with a wool trim, as well as donning another £630 pair with a "GG print" as he signed autographs for adoring fans in the ... (more...)
Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says network 'ruined people's lives' Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says network 'ruined people's lives'
- December 19, 2017

Holder said that harassment victims, including herself, have found it hard to find work post-Fox, particularly since they had to sign settlement agreements that they'd not re-seek employment within the Fox corporation. "He [Murdoch] ruined my life". I don't have a job in TV anymore, because the place that he has secured down like Fort Knox allowed abusive predators to prey on women who just wanted to work . (more...)
USS Little Rock Commissioned Next to Its Namesake USS Little Rock Commissioned Next to Its Namesake
- December 19, 2017

Mrs. Janée L. Bonner, spouse of the Honorable Josiah "Jo" Bonner, a former US representative from Alabama, is serving as the ship's sponsor. After orders to hoist the colors and the commission pennant, the ship was brought to life. The new commissioned ship will set sail later this week and will dock at its home port in Mayport, Florida. The crew members participated in community service events such as visiting a local Veterans Affairs Hospital and working with Habitat for Humanity and the ... (more...)
Province ends grizzly hunt Province ends grizzly hunt
- December 19, 2017

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver had previously tried to introduce private member bills to curb trophy hunting of grizzlies, and has since been critical of the BC NDP's approach to ending recreational hunting of the endangered bears. There are an estimated 15,000 grizzly bears in British Columbia, according to provincial statistics. The province said it would offer transition assistance to guide-outfitters but made no formal promises of cash compensation for lost revenue. (more...)
Snow and cold expected on Vancouver Island this week Snow and cold expected on Vancouver Island this week
- December 19, 2017

According to The Weather Network's 14-day forecast , that will continue for the entire week between Christmas and New Years. It's expected that Victoria and the eastern coastline will see the most snow on Tuesday, along with strong easterly winds. (more...)
Cheaper train tickets? Railways may offer discounts like hotels, airlines
- December 19, 2017

Stressing on "sweating" of rail assets to use it to its fullest capacity, Goyal said, "I have thought to sweat the assets of railways, the way in which it is carried out in airlines". "In airlines we see the maintenance of an aircraft is completed within 30 minutes and it is made ready to go for another journey". The meet focused on transforming Indian Railways to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "New India" by 2022, sources said adding it was in continuation of the previous ... (more...)
Public Furor Unleashed Over US Gov't Ban on Using 'Fetus,' 'Transgender'
- December 19, 2017

Three words that had been flagged in these drafts were " vulnerable ", "entitlement" and " diversity ". A Department of Health and Human Services statement called the Post's report "a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process". (more...)
Mattis: North Korean Missiles Not a 'Capable Threat' Against US Mattis: North Korean Missiles Not a 'Capable Threat' Against US
- December 19, 2017

In Monday's commentary, KCNA referenced warnings of the cost and devastation of a US miscalculation on North Korea by Defense Priorities foreign policy expert and former CATO Institute defense policy head Charles Peña, which appeared in The National Interest and RealClearDefense earlier this year, as well as a recent letter by dozens of retired military officials advising Trump that "military options must not be the preferred course of action", reported by The Washington Post . (more...)
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Party Costume Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Party Costume
- December 19, 2017

Griezmann looked destined to head to Manchester United at the time, with the striker declaring he there was a 60 per cent chance of him going. FC Barcelona (Spain) have begun the activities toward acquiring forward Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid (Spain). (more...)

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