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by | December 31, 2017 | 09:07

After reports surfaced that South Korea might be planning to shut down exchanges, a number of cryptocurrencies took a plunge on Thursday, December 28. Policy makers will review measures including the closure of crypto-exchanges suggested by the Ministry of Justice and take proper measures swiftly and firmly while monitoring the trend of the speculation.

by | December 31, 2017 | 08:38

The US has slashed its contributions to the United Nations by $285 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The announcement came days after United Nations members voted overwhelmingly for a resolution opposing President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr.

by | December 31, 2017 | 08:55

An Alabama judge has thrown out Roy Moore's last-ditch attempt to keep state officials from certifying his Democratic opponent as the victor of the Alabama special Senate election earlier this month. Roy Moore refused to concede the vote. Four women allege that Mr Moore, then in his early thirties, assaulted, molested or pursued them when they were teenagers, including sexually touching one when she was 14.

by | December 31, 2017 | 07:46

Israeli take cover during a rocket attack siren warning at Kibbutz Kfar Aza near the Israel and Gaza border, Israel, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. " Iran has supplied these missiles to numerous groups; it's too soon to tell which one fired them", Liberman told Hadashot News.

by | December 31, 2017 | 08:11

Agents yelled at Duncan to stop, but before he did he threw a plastic bag over their heads. An FBI spokesperson told Channel 11 that Duncan is charged with obstruction of justice, and their investigation is "terrorism-related". The co-conspirator also told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Duncan had shared an article about how to build a homemade bomb from an al-Qaida publication.

by | December 31, 2017 | 04:35

That Iran-backed news outlet, the Afghan Voice Agency , says its offices are housed in the Tabyan Cultural Center that was targeted. Rahimi said there were two other explosions on the street outside of the building as people were gathering to help those injured by the first blast.

by | December 31, 2017 | 04:57

Petersburg, the committee's Spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said on Saturday. The suspect has been handed over to the Russian Investigative Committee. On April 3, 14 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a suicide bomber exploded the devices in the city's metro system. Earlier this month, the head of Russia's FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov said that at least 4,500 Russians had left the country to fight with "terrorists" in the Middle East, North Africa and other ...

by | December 31, 2017 | 02:28

Anderson said the biggest difference Arkansas from this point in the season a year ago is the development of its two JUCO guards, Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon . Then it wound through a third-place win in the Battle 4 Atlantis against N.C. State, a road win at Georgia Tech and a hotly contested loss against North Carolina.

by | December 31, 2017 | 02:19

Weah, 51 and one of the greatest players of his generation, is now the president elect of Liberia after winning the election on Wednesday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to Liberia to help in that country's peaceful transition of power.

by | December 31, 2017 | 01:56

The United States now estimates there are less than 1,000 ISIS fighters remaining in Iraq and Syria, a force that at its height reached about 40,000. "What we will be doing is shifting from what I call an offensive, terrain-seizing approach", Mattis told Pentagon reporters Friday. "It's terribly risky ...

by | December 31, 2017 | 02:07

KCNA accused US President Donald Trump of employing unprecedented hostile policies against North Korea and threatening it with talks of pre-emptive strikes. North Korea is known to have relied on Russian parts and designs for its older missiles in its stockpile since the '80s. The country's official Korean Central News Agency took the oft-repeated stance on Saturday as it reviewed the country's major nuclear weapons and missile tests this year.

by | December 30, 2017 | 23:54

North Korea has conducted six nuclear bomb tests since 2006, all in tunnels deep beneath the mountains of Punggye-ri, in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions and global condemnation. KCNA accused US President Donald Trump of employing unprecedented hostile policies against North Korea and threatening it with talks of pre-emptive strikes.

by | December 31, 2017 | 00:10

The remaining four hostages were freed when police stormed the post office. The man is charged with hostage taking and is facing between seven and 15 years behind bars. Authorities initially said that the man took 11 hostages, including two children, but the information couldn't be confirmed. Ukrainian police chief Serhiy Knyazev said no one was injured in the standoff in Kharkiv.

by | December 31, 2017 | 00:20

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. Following the shooting, the suspect escaped, but located soon afterwards at a nearby home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to KGUN9. The Clark County coroner will release the name of those killed after positive identification and notification of relatives. The shooting happened on the day before Las Vegas is preparing for its high-profile New Year's Eve celebration on the Las Vegas Strip.

by | December 30, 2017 | 23:59

Hundreds of mourners took part in funerals for the Christian victims of the attack late on Friday. Eyewitnesses said that the attackers started the attack by shooting at the shop, which was owned by a Coptic citizen, killing two men. Last week, the Egyptian Parliament dedicated one of its main sessions to respond to a draft law that has been presented to the American Congress in order to highlight "violations against Coptic Christians in Egypt".

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:40

The conversation between Papadopoulos and Downer, then Australia's high commissioner to Britain, took place at an upscale London bar in May 2016, the Times said, after Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Hillary Clinton , the Democratic presidential challenger in the election which Trump won.

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:37

Turkey's purchase of the systems has unnerved North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member countries, who are already wary of Moscow's military presence in the Middle East, as the system is incompatible with the alliance's systems. Chemezov said shipments of the missile systems to Turkey were expected to begin in March 2020. The S-400 anti-missile system is created to shoot down aircraft at a range of up to 400km and ballistic missiles up to 60km away, while engaging 36 targets simultaneously.

by | December 30, 2017 | 23:19

Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan praised the Railways for infrastructural development in the region and urged the minister to speed-up the pending projects in the state by directing the Railway Board to review them continuously. Odisha's commerce and transport minister Nrushingha Sahoo, on the other hand, questioned the sincerity of the railways in completing the projects in the state.

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:16

Over the same time span, the stock marked US$1.41 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$0.68. About 30,420 shares traded. It increased, as 15 investors sold Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Morgan Stanley maintained Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MXL). Nationwide Fund holds 0.01% or 97,188 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 493,767 shares.

by | December 30, 2017 | 23:02

Officers threw a life vest and flotation disk to Erofeeff until employees from a nearby shipyard could rescue him using a skiff, police reported. Police and the Coast Guard are coming up with a plan to pull it out. "He just started driving on that pier as fast as he could", Moreland told the newspaper. Astoria police said Erofeeff managed to escape the sinking truck and swim a couple hundred feet away from the pier but then returned to be rescued.

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:43

According to her son Pavan Kumar, the woman was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but not given admission even after Pavan showed her Aadhaar card on his phone. He said he then took her to the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Hospital, where she died the same evening. Meanwhile, the hospital authorities denied the allegations levelled by the son of the martyr.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:23

Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, has been called off after the Kremlin denied her travel visa, officials said. She was planning to travel with Republican colleagues U.S. "More generally, we didn't create this situation". Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming said they would not go on their scheduled trip to Russian Federation on January 11 without Shaheen.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:38

It closed at $55.7 lastly. About 103,218 shares traded. Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 8.7 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 23.7 percent. UBS maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Monday, November 20 report. Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:02

The bill Smith is proposing would not apply to this situation as 49ers players knelt, but if Colts players were to kneel, then fans who were offended would be allowed to receive a refund in the first quarter. Other players followed suit, but the issue was reignited when President Donald Trump said at a rally in September that players who protest the anthem should be fired.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:26

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary is available now online and from all good bookstores, priced $22.99 in the US and $29.99 in Canada. The studio earned back the amount it paid when it purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. " The Last Jedi " should pass $535 million domestically by the end of the four-day weekend, which will rocket it to just ahead of 2008's "The Dark Knight" to become the sixth highest grossing film of all time, behind Marvel's "The Avengers" with $623 million.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:17

The company that owns the New York City apartment building where a dozen people died in a fire says it is "shocked and saddened" by the tragedy. The victims reportedly included four members of a single family: Karen Francis, 38, Shawntay Young, Kelesha Francis, 7, and Kylie Francis, 2.

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:12

He said poor growth in the industries and services sector contributed to this, but did not mention the impact of demonetisation or the Goods and Services Tax . "For highways development, the Bharatmala Pariyojana has been launched". The government on Friday ruled out giving income tax exemption to profit-making cooperative banks saying they functioned like commercial banks and should be treated on par.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:24

Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. Junto Capital Management Lp sold 314,085 shares as the company's stock rose 3.10% with the market. The firm has "Buy" rating by Benchmark given on Wednesday, July 26. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Sunday, August 27 report.

by | December 30, 2017 | 20:46

They included the coalition attacks Wednesday in Syria that destroyed ISIS vehicles, weapons as well as communications and logistics facilities and strikes this week in Iraq that destroyed ISIS caves, tunnels and other shelters. The U.S.is still believed to have around 2,000 troops in Syria. The mission for about 2,000 American troops there is likely to shift in early 2018, Mattis said.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:30

The institutional investor held 131,610 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.16M, up from 8,160 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It also reduced its holding in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) by 15,083 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 52,217 shares, and cut its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:04

Among those protesting was Congress President Rahul Gandhi, leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, and others. "I can under no circumstance speak against the Parliament", Hegde told media here. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and home minister Rajnath Singh were in the House when Mr Hegde tendered his apology. December 28 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday trained her guns on the Congress party for asserting that the Constitution is in danger under ...

by | December 30, 2017 | 22:00

He added that Secret Service agents were not fazed by the sign. "(The banners) were actually hung by the daughters of the couple who live in the home, and one of their girlfriends (I'm one of them!) with the full support of their parents", Shannon Slade wrote in an email to The Aspen Times .

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:52

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Methanex Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.15B market cap company. (NASDAQ:SAFM) rating on Friday, May 27. 1,775 shares valued at $252,593 were sold by KHAYAT ROBERT C on Tuesday, August 29. $86,269 worth of Sanderson Farms, Inc.

by | December 30, 2017 | 21:19

The Taliban issued a statement denying any involvement. "This incident once again demonstrates the depravity of those who seek to undermine peace and stability in Afghanistan". Some of those who lost their loved ones in the attack expressed outrage over the performance of government and accused them of incompetence. The movement, which first appeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2015, has extended its reach steadily, although many security officials question its ability to conduct complex ...

by | December 30, 2017 | 20:53

Speaking to the media, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque chided the rapporteurs for publicly calling out the displacement of the Lumads due to militarization. The report was referring to the recent decision of the Senate and the House of Representatives, dominated by supporters of President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte, and which met in a joint session to approve overwhelmingly a one-year extension in Mindanao with effect from Jan.1 to December 31, 2018 to enable the government to deal with ...