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by | December 15, 2017 | 15:26

The commander of the Russian forces in Syria, Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin, informed the Russian leader that about 70,000 sq km of Syrian territory has been liberated and 32,000 terrorists killed in the last seven months of the operation.Russian special forces, military police, sapper teams and 25 aircraft will now leave Syria, and the field hospital will be removed.

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:07

Public radio said an investigation into suspicions Netanyahu received luxury gifts from wealthy supporters, including Israeli businessman and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and Australian tycoon James Packer, was nearing completion. She talked about substantial supply of champagne and cigars. The Netanyahus claim that these were merely "gifts from close friends" and were legal.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:45

Eleven members of May's Conservative party voted with the opposition to give parliament the power to reject any final Brexit agreement. May had promised lawmakers a "meaningful vote" on the departure agreement, but political opponents said her assurance was not enough of a guarantee.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:45

With Apollo 17 moonwalker Harrison Schmitt , Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other key space program officials looking on, Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 after brief remarks, officially endorsing recommendations made by the newly reconstituted National Space Council under the direction of Vice President Mike Pence .

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:43

Bloomberg, who was in Paris for a climate summit, has been an outspoken advocate for efforts to fight climate change , helping to launch an organization earlier this year aimed at fulfilling the USA commitment under the Paris agreement .

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:56

Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach says cutting or disrupting the cables could have a "potentially catastrophic" economic effect. The cables, which lay on the sea bed, carry telephone and internet traffic across the world. The anti-submarine warfare package has been underfunded and has not been looked after well enough. Peach said the Russian President Vladimir Putin's modernisation of the once mighty Soviet navy now posed a serious threat to Western communications.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:17

The commission received bipartisan support and a wide mandate to examine institutional responses to child sexual abuse across the country and report to government on what it found and make recommendations about how to proceed. "Any proposal to stop the practice of confession in Australia would be a real hurt to all Catholics and Orthodox Christians". One of these is for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to call on the Vatican to consider introducing voluntary celibacy for members ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 15:00

After the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to the Panama Papers scandal, this is the most important case that political experts and pundits have been keeping a keen eye on. In the view of significance of the verdict and a large number of people thronging the Supreme Court to hear the judgement, tight security has been ensured in and around the Court to avoid any untoward incident.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:00

Moon's visit comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions", though it remains determined to force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal. "The peninsula issue will eventually be resolved through dialogue and consultation", the press release added. In a sign that the Thaad anti-missile system deployment continues to rankle Beijing , the two presidents decided before the visit not to issue a joint statement.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:12

Strzok was dismissed during the summer, but the bias revealed in his texts with the woman - an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer - with whom he allegedly was having an extra-marital affair is shocking. But it turns out that Strzok didn't just have ill feelings about Trump - he didn't appear to like former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or Chelsea Clinton, either.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:33

Expressing reservation on weak prosecution, the PTI spokesperson said his party would review the detailed judgment on NAB plea once it is released. He further said that the SC judges were not guided the right way since the basic documents of the case were not attached to the appeal.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:32

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAAS) made the disheartening announcement on Friday. South African film Inxeba ( The Wound ) has strengthened its chances of winning an Oscar at next year's prestigious ceremony after being shortlisted for a nomination and winning two worldwide awards this week.

by | December 15, 2017 | 14:08

The topic of gun laws is one that deeply divides the nation. The poll found that 63 percent believe that mass shootings like the Las Vegas, Newtown or Orlando carnages can be prevented, but there is a split between gun owners and non-gun owners.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:39

During a press briefing Monday, the two sparred about Sanders' contention that journalists are knowingly reporting false information about her boss, President Donald Trump . we won't be intimidated". The briefing comes on the heels of the latest White House staffer to announce their resignation when Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Wednesday she plans to resign after a year serving the administration.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:32

It said not one of those interviewed, including lawmakers, congressional aides and Republican lobbyists, believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018. Ryan particularly dislikes the toll the job takes on his family, according to multiple sources. Additionally, Politico reported that Ryan was looking to avoid sharing a ballot with President Trump in the next general election.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:03

We can talk about whether there is gonna be a square table or a round table if that's what you're excited about. But can we at least sit down and see each other face to face? South Korea continued military exercises with the US to check military readiness, exercises the North describes as preparation for war.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:57

Gold Miners Vaneck ETF's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -56.84. RSI helps measure changes in price movement of a specific equity. Using the ADX with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) may help determine the direction of the trend as well as the overall momentum.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:37

Becerra is suing the Trump administration, saying the federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges . U.S. Department of Education spokesman Jim Bradshaw said he could not immediately comment. These lawsuits stem from investigations done by federal agencies and state authorities that found that Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit schools enticed students with false ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:51

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday the EU's decision to extend economic sanctions on Russian Federation was "an important political decision" on behalf of his country. "And more to come because lack of implementation of Minsk Agreements", Tusk's spokesman Preben Aamann wrote on Twitter. The war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and rebels backed by Moscow has claimed more than 10,000 lives and rumbles on despite a series of periodic truce deals.

by | December 15, 2017 | 11:05

Moore said after each family member had been crossed off the list, Moore asked if the you man might want to pick a gift for himself. Police is hopeful that events like these will create a strong bond with the community, and make positive interactions at a young age.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:17

The fee-free days will be Martin Luther King Jr. The entrance fee waiver for the free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours, according to a news release. Under the proposed plan, entry fees would increase at 17 of the most popular parks. Opponents, including attorneys general from 10 states, say the higher costs could turn away visitors and might not raise that much money.

by | December 15, 2017 | 11:40

Senate on the Republican tax cut bill, his office announced. "They told us it was because of the votes on tax reform in Congress", Edelstein's spokesperson said . Pence will arrive in Israel later Wednesday for a visit to the Western Wall. White House officials said Pence will end his visit to Israel on Friday by meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:32

The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 1.19 million. Bokf Na accumulated 11,099 shares or 0% of the stock. Wellington Shields Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.03% or 12,900 shares in its portfolio. Berenberg upgraded Freeport-McMoRan Inc. The company moved in the past week with shift of 1.78%. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:49

The bones and teeth of three children were found in September in a shed in Missoula, Montana. The former tenant of the rental property had been evicted the previous week. Anyone with information about the boys' disappearance is asked to contact the Michigan State Police online or by calling 517-636-0689. That would just about fit the ages of the Skelton brothers, when they went missing in November of 2010 .

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:53

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by | December 15, 2017 | 10:26

The charges were upgraded to first-degree murder on Thursday against James Alex Fields, the man police say was behind the wheel when a auto slammed into counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in August in Charlottesville, killing Heather Heyer .

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:43

The national unemployment rate was 12.9pc. Over the five year period, unemployment fell by 6.1% to 12.9%. Manufacturing was the next largest, with 8,691 workers (13.7%). Among Leitrim's unemployed, 78.9% were Irish nationals, compared with 78.5% in 2011, while 21.1% were non-Irish nationals, down from 21.5% five years previously.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:07

Manigault Newman worked in White Hose Office of Public Liaison as director of communications. The Secret Service said it had deactivated a pass granting her access to the White House complex, though White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman would be on staff through the administration's one-year mark.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:13

Xi reiterated China's position on THAAD and said he hoped South Korea would continue to "appropriately handle" the issue. Seoul's acceptance of the U.S. Former U.S. officials told VOA on Tuesday that the offer from Tillerson was unusually candid amid increasing threats from North Korea's nuclear and missile proliferation.

by | December 15, 2017 | 10:51

USA military jets intercepted two Russian aircraft over Syria Thursday - and fired warning flares, officials said. Pickart said the Russian aircraft returned to airspace on the west side of the river after approximately 40 minutes and multiple calls on the emergency de-confliction channel between USA and Russian forces in Syria .

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:14

The 1923 law carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. Since the Myanmar's military conducted operations against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine state, the civilian government has barred most journalists, worldwide observers and humanitarian aid workers from independently traveling to the region.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:47

They're one of the most talked about couples in the world and now USA president Donald Trump and his wife Melania have posed for their official Christmas portrait. Trump's holiday message this year: it's "not about gifts". Within minutes, they cleared a large table that had been stacked with dolls, board games, toy cars and trucks, and other items, depositing them into large bins labeled "Boy", "Toddler" and "Girl".

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:50

The cost savings, according to administration officials, will total $570 million per year. "We blew our target out of the water", Trump said, crediting the moves for boosting economic growth and sparking stock market gains . Deregulation has been a priority during a year in which Mr Trump's legislative agenda has faced headwinds. "I want every cabinet secretary, agency head, and federal worker to push even harder to cut even more regulations in 2018, and that should just about do it", he ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:24

On Tuesday, Mr. Trump Jr.'s attorney, Alan Futerfas, demanded the House Intelligence Committee investigate leaks which came from last week's hearing, which he said were meant to discredit the president's oldest son. The Senate committee is conducting one of the main congressional investigations. The dossier, dismissed by Trump as "fake news", contains allegations the Kremlin has "been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at least 5 years", and has sufficient blackmail against the ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 08:51

This was not the first time the White House overruled Tillerson , nominally America's chief diplomat, on matters of diplomacy, and indeed President Trump has repeatedly singled out Tillerson for ridicule surrounding talks with North Korea, insisting he is "wasting his time", and that North Korea "only understands on thing".