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New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana
- December 21, 2017

Participants were arriving in the Kazakh capital on Wednesday to attend the eighth round of Syria talks, Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said Wednesday. The Kremlin also hopes to convene a political congress in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which would bring together regime officials and the opposition to reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. (more...)
Frigid temperatures through the next week, more snow likely by Friday Frigid temperatures through the next week, more snow likely by Friday
- December 21, 2017

Temperatures will slide back into the upper 20s overnight under mostly cloudy, but generally quiet skies. Snow: Snow will begin in northwest Montana by late Thursday afternoon and evening then slide south into west central and southwest Montana early Friday morning. (more...)
U.S. approves licence for Ukraine to buy small arms from United States firms U.S. approves licence for Ukraine to buy small arms from United States firms
- December 21, 2017

The move from the White House is a departure from the Obama administration, which frequently condemned Russian aggression in the Ukraine but refused to approve the sale of arms to the country's western-aligned government. The US State Department on Wednesday approves license for Ukraine to buy light weapons of up to.50 caliber that include combat shotguns, silencers and military scopes from US manufacturers. (more...)
Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 16 Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 16
- December 21, 2017

According to the local fire department, the blaze started at around 3:53 PM local time in a vehicle parked on the first floor, and then spread to all eight storeys. As many as 60 firefighters attended the scene on Thursday in the city. The fire was largely put out as of Thursday night and firefighters have started to search the inside of the building, but unusually heavy smoke and toxic gas from the fire is delaying the rescue operation, the authorities said. (more...)
'This vote will be remembered': Haley says of UN Jerusalem vote 'This vote will be remembered': Haley says of UN Jerusalem vote
- December 21, 2017

On Tuesday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley sent an email to fellow United Nations envoys to put them on notice that "the president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us". (more...)
'History is being made': Memphis makes moves to remove two Confederate monuments 'History is being made': Memphis makes moves to remove two Confederate monuments
- December 21, 2017

At the second park, a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was later taken down. The parks were sold to Greenspace Inc. for $1,000 each, The Commercial Appeal reported . This adds to the number of Confederate statues removed in the United States after series of protests sparked by racially motivated attacks in SC, and an upsurge in white supremacy rallies. (more...)
Georgia governor praises vote on nuclear plant Georgia governor praises vote on nuclear plant
- December 21, 2017

Georgia power regulators Thursday could determine the fate of a troubled and controversial nuclear power project in that state, a decision that could have dramatic implications for JEA ratepayers who are on the hook for as much as $1.7 billion. (more...)
Conference resolves for downgrade of SA's Israel Embassy - ANC NWest Conference resolves for downgrade of SA's Israel Embassy - ANC NWest
- December 21, 2017

The group continued according to The Times of Israel , "the ANC, Africa's oldest liberation movement, which benefited from boycotts and sanctions against Apartheid South Africa, has provided direction and we look forward to others following suit". (more...)
Meet Zanco Tiny T1 Meet Zanco Tiny T1
- December 21, 2017

The company claims that the Tiny t1 is the smallest phone on the market. As the Tiny t1 is a Kickstarter campaign it will only get its funding if it reaches its goal of $33,480 by 19 January 2018. The feature phone is capable of calling and sending text messages. It comes along with a single Nano SIM support and ahs the ability to store up to 300 contacts in its phonebook. (more...)
Birmingham to host Commonwealth Games in 2022 Birmingham to host Commonwealth Games in 2022
- December 21, 2017

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from April 4. "We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today's announcement - it is a defining moment for this truly Commonwealth city", Martin said. (more...)
European Court says Uber is a cab firm European Court says Uber is a cab firm
- December 21, 2017

The company believes it is "a tech platform that connected drivers with riders" according to the New York Times . On Monday, Facebook group Taxistas de Barcelona posted a series of Tweets showing customers complaining about Uber, saying the sector needs to "bust those who are disloyal" and "get people to want to come with us!" The ECJ's decision taken in Luxembourg will now apply across the European Union, including the UK. (more...)
India Issues Request for 83 Tejas MA1A Light Combat Aircraft India Issues Request for 83 Tejas MA1A Light Combat Aircraft
- December 21, 2017

The state-run aerospace company is likely to respond to the proposal in three months, following which the final deal will be signed by May 2018, said a media outlet. "There is no doubt about that the Tejas is a four-and-half generation world class fighter jet". We can improve its various parameters. To make up for the shortfall, the IAF has been interested in a single-engine foreign fighter, wherein it hopes to select between the American F-18 and the Swedish Gripen aircraft. (more...)
Taxify: decision of European court undermines competition Taxify: decision of European court undermines competition
- December 21, 2017

But the Singapore authorities have largely embraced private-hire vehicle services, he noted, pointing out that the developments in the past two years were aimed at governing the burgeoning industry. But on Wednesday, the European court ruled: "The Court notes in that regard that the application provided by Uber is indispensable for both the drivers and the persons who wish to make an urban journey". (more...)
China's Didi raises massive funding to take on Uber
- December 21, 2017

Didi Chuxing , market leader in China's ride-hailing segment, has announced that it has raised $4 billion in an investment round for its deeper and wider push into overseas markets, and to help it implement more artificial intelligence technologies into its offerings. (more...)
Congress starts analysing Gujarat results, Rahul Gandhi to attend meeting on Friday Congress starts analysing Gujarat results, Rahul Gandhi to attend meeting on Friday
- December 21, 2017

About grooming young leaders, Modi struggled to hold back tears while recalling how former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had patted him after an election victory in Gujarat. "The people of Gujarat had made a decision to remove the BJP government from power and they voted in the same manner but there were some loopholes and this Chintan Shivir is being organised to discuss those shortcomings", said Modwadia. (more...)
USA 'preparing for strike' on North Korea
- December 21, 2017

Bossert said Tuesday in a press briefing the attribution of the ransomware, dubbed WannaCry , to the East Asian country is based on "careful investigation" in collaboration with private companies and other global governments such as the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. (more...)
New PDP Faction Emerges with Secretariat in Abuja New PDP Faction Emerges with Secretariat in Abuja
- December 21, 2017

The PDP chairman added that the former President did not spare members of the PDP then, unlike now when he alleged that the ruling party "protects its members". "We will no longer take it. People in power should be very careful because power will come and go". "Therefore, any political party like the PDP, that attempts to distract or misdirect the civil servants from this fundamental responsibility is an enemy of the people and the state, such political party must be rejected and prevented ... (more...)
Richard Childress fires shots at intruders who entered his home Richard Childress fires shots at intruders who entered his home
- December 21, 2017

According to TV station WXII Channel 12 in Winston-Salem, N.C., Childress and wife Judy were in their home in Reedy Creek, an unincorporated Davidson County area not far from Childress's race shop campus in Welcome, N.C. Grice emphasized that due to the N.C. Castle Doctrine a person has the right to defend themselves against this type of intrusion. There's a $10,000 reward out for information that can lead to the arrests of the suspects. (more...)
Pregnant woman dies of shock after Iran earthquake Pregnant woman dies of shock after Iran earthquake
- December 21, 2017

Schools were closed since Sunday due to heavy smog and pollution, but the decision to keep them closed on Thursday is for safety reasons after the natural disaster. Authorities said they were gathering information about the latest quake, which hit in the late evening at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Photos in social media show that many people slept in streets, parks and in their cars overnight for fear of more tremors. (more...)
Gopalganj Boiler Blast: 6 dead, many injured; mill owner arrested Gopalganj Boiler Blast: 6 dead, many injured; mill owner arrested
- December 21, 2017

Earlier in November, 46 people were killed in a similar incident at a sugar factory in Rae Bareli of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. While four workers died on the spot, two others died at the Sadar Hospital in Gopalganj. People gathered outside the mill. Relatives of one of the dead workers told News18 that the owner of the mill ignored timely inspection of boiler by engineers and kept the mill running. (more...)

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