Hartley banned for six weeks, cleared for Six Nations

Hartley remains available for next February's Six Nations opener against France as England look to defend their 2016 title. Hartley will find out on Wednesday how long a suspension he will serve after he was shown a red card in Northampton's match against Leinster on Friday. [Full Article...]

Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid ruckus over demonetisation

Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid ruckus over demonetisation The Lok Sabha witnessed a shouting match between the ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday, with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge getting angry at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. It led to a huge uproar from opposition members. "The leader of the Opposition is challenging the Speaker", Kumar said. Kharge was heard saying that demonetisation has hit the poor hard but a discussion was being not allo... [Full Article...]

US President-elect Donald Trump delays announcement on his business until January

US President-elect Donald Trump delays announcement on his business until January Perry as a foe of Mr. Obama's clean-energy and climate-change initiatives. There is good reason for concern, however. "Rebuffing Trump's criticism, Earnest said , "'The intelligence community needs to be able to operate without fear of retribution for presenting bad news ". [Full Article...]

McConnell supports investigation into Russia's alleged election interference

McConnell supports investigation into Russia's alleged election interference In a wide-ranging interview with " Fox News Sunday ", Trump dismissed those concerns as little more than partisan griping. McConnell said he can not confirm anything about Moscow's role in the presidential race beyond the intelligence community's public October conclusion that Russian Federation directed the hacks of email accounts for US political organizations. [Full Article...]

Oil prices leap after Russia, OPEC agree to cut output

Oil prices leap after Russia, OPEC agree to cut output OIL'S WELL: Crude touched its highest price since the summer of 2015 after OPEC persuaded Russia , Mexico and nine other oil-producing nations to cut production for six months . "Despite the smaller-than-preannounced cut, the agreement is nonetheless noteworthy as it lifts the uncertainty on the potential participation of non-OPEC producers to the OPEC cut", the bank said in a note on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Battle rages for Palmyra as Islamic State is poised to retake control

I think the best thing they can do is get to the table and negotiate. Palmyra, with its towering 2,000-year-old ruins, holds mostly symbolic meaning in the wider civil war, although its location in central Syria also gives it some strategic significance. [Full Article...]

Iran signs two oil deals with Russia's Gazprom

Iran signs two oil deals with Russia's Gazprom Commenting on the deal with Gazprom Neft, Zanganeh said this latest agreement brings the total number of Iranian fields under Russian companies' study to 7, with Russia accounting for the largest share of exploration deals compared to other countries. [Full Article...]

Chicago airports cancel almost 1400 Sunday flights amid winter storm

The wintry weather mostly moved out of the Plains overnight, leaving parts of Minnesota with up to a foot of snow, and pushed into Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. In Detroit, local media reports said no one was injured when an arriving Delta Air Lines slid into the grass around noon ET there. An additional 5 to 8 inches of snow was also expected in Detroit and close to five inches forecast for C... [Full Article...]

Turkish warplanes hit over 130 ISIL targets in Syria

Turkish jets continued to hit ISIL targets in northern Syria on Monday, hitting over 130 objectives, the military said. The special troops of the 11th Command Brigade in western Denizli will join Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media. [Full Article...]

Saudi police arrest woman for removing veil on Twitter

According to the police spokesperson, Malak posted her image on Twitter standing in front of a popular café without wearing hijab - the veil that is made compulsory by law whenever a woman walks out of her house. Once the news of her arrest was released, some tweeted in approval of the authorities' actions. Saudi Arabia apparently has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women and is ... [Full Article...]

Rs.8 crore seized from Delhi law firm

Rs.8 crore seized from Delhi law firm This is not the first raid by the I-T department. "The investigation to identify the source of this unaccounted money is underway", a police source said. Out of the recovered money, Rs 7 crore is in the form of demonetized Rs 1,000 notes. Find us on Facebook too! After demonetisation move by PM Narendra Modi on Nov 8, several raids have been conducted to unearth black money. [Full Article...]

Delta flight slides into grass at Detroit Metro Airport (with photos)

The incident occurred at Detroit Metro Airport (file photo). "Delta flight 2083 DTW to SAN incurred a slight departure delay due to a passenger not complying with boarding and baggage check procedures", Black said, in a statement. Snow has blanketed the state, causing some hazardous conditions. Parts of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin all got more than 6 inches of snow b... [Full Article...]

China Concerned With President-Elect Trump's Comments

China Concerned With President-Elect Trump's Comments The Chinese protest reportedly infuriated Trump further as on Sunday night he came out with even sterner comments hinting that he may alter US' decades old adherence to One-China policy by having low key back channel relationship with Taiwan. [Full Article...]

Gambia president-elect demands Jammeh step down 'now'

Gambia president-elect demands Jammeh step down 'now' President Jammeh went on national TV over the weekend to announce his "total rejection of the election result. thereby annulling the election". However, after he declared a week later that the vote was "fraudulent and unacceptable" and "the most devious election we have ever had", and vowing to take the matter to the country's supreme court, Barrow and his coalition said Jammeh should resign no... [Full Article...]

Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in church explosion

But Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media. Francis' phone call came the day after a December 11 explosion at a chapel attached to St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. [Full Article...]

Matt Terry's advice to next year's X Factor hopefuls? He says

The final of the show was opened by Kylie Minogue and included performances from the 2011 X Factor champions, Little Mix, and Madness, who are back with a new album titled Can't Touch Us Now. "You are now part of that chapter". Saara Aalto fans were certain she would win, and as such were incredibly disappointed and very quick to speculate the reasons why Matt Terry took the crown instead. [Full Article...]

Bryan Cranston crashes Saturday Night Live to mock Donald Trump's cabinet picks

Bryan Cranston crashes Saturday Night Live to mock Donald Trump's cabinet picks Instead, we were treated to the a cold open discussing Trump's weird cabinet appointments (though no mention of Cena's former employer Linda McMahon ), culminating in him appointing Walter "Heisenberg" White ( Bryan Cranston , in a cameo) from Breaking Bad to lead the DEA. [Full Article...]

Cuba bids farewell to Fidel Castro, ruler for half-century

But the death of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and the ascent of Trump to the USA presidency in two months have left open the question of whether the improved economic links will continue with Cuban President Raul Castro. Under Raul Castro, Cuba has moved away from jailing political prisoners for extended sentences, instead making thousands of short-term arrests each year that Cuban dissidents ... [Full Article...]

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Survivor Ahmadu Gulak said the Friday blasts hit simultaneously at opposite ends of a grains and vegetables market. President Muhammadu Buhari has said Boko Haram was "technically defeated" in December 2015. Boko Haram recently defeated the military in a remote border outpost... [Full Article...]

South Korean lawmakers overwhelmingly pass presidential impeachment bill

South Korean lawmakers overwhelmingly pass presidential impeachment bill The sign read "President Park Geun-hye" and "Impeachment!". Meanwhile, a special parliamentary panel investigating allegations of influence-peddling on Wednesday began grilling Park's former chief of staff, her top economic adviser and other figures implicated in the scandal. [Full Article...]

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