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Britain peppered by snow as forecasters issue ice warnings

Britain peppered by snow as forecasters issue ice warnings The very raw Arctic air returns South to all parts on Monday, on a freshening and blustery North wind. Snow and ice covering the country may cause risky driving conditions and is likely to cause chaos on United Kingdom roads. The yellow warning is expected to expand to the rest of the country over the weekend. Parts of the West and East Midlands, the East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber a... [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince bought $450m Da Vinci

Saudi crown prince bought $450m Da Vinci While it was reported yesterday that the painting was purchased by a Saudi prince, it turns out that it was actually acquired by Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism. That probably won't happen if the painting is shipped to the Middle East. The firm's website describes him as "one of Saudi Arabia's youngest" entrepreneurs, present in sectors including real estate, telecommunications a... [Full Article...]

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques Explosives were not used to destroy the latest tunnel and no deaths were reported. A Hamas attack tunnel that entered Israeli territory, which was destroyed by the IDF on December 10, 2017. Hamas did not respond immediately to a request for comment. This was the second tunnel destroyed using a new system to detect, expose and destroy tunnels in the past six weeks. [Full Article...]

Lebanon raps Arab League on Jerusalem

Lebanon raps Arab League on Jerusalem Jordan's King Abdullah also issued a statement, saying "that the decision will have serious implications that will undermine efforts to resume the peace process and will provoke Muslims and Christians alike", according to Reuters . The White House said on Sunday that decision was unfortunate and Pence looked forward to seeing Netanyahu and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. [Full Article...]

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers 'should be heard'

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers 'should be heard' Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the president. "He had the courage to show it and I think a lot of Americans are having a huge sigh of relief because of it. He might want to think about doing the same". [Full Article...]

At Hanukkah reception, Trump basks in warmth of his Jerusalem recognition

At Hanukkah reception, Trump basks in warmth of his Jerusalem recognition President Donald Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the public, the White House announced Thursday, a day after Trump's slurred speech sparked concern about his health. [Full Article...]

Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap

Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap The tweet in question featured an image showing Trump's Pensacola rally venue mostly empty, with a message quoting Trump's later assertion that the arena was " packed to the rafters ". "They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his "mistake")", Trump tweeted in response. [Full Article...]

Maine GOP senator says Roy Moore was never fit for US Senate

Maine GOP senator says Roy Moore was never fit for US Senate Senior party figures saying they are sticking with Mr Moore. Trump agreed to record a robocall for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore , which is expected to go out to Alabama voters Monday, a day before the election, Politico reported. [Full Article...]

Czech president brands European Union 'cowards' over stance on Trump's Jerusalem move

Czech president brands European Union 'cowards' over stance on Trump's Jerusalem move There were fresh clashes Saturday as Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank hurled stones at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds. One rocket hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot, although public radio said it did not explode and did not cause any casualties. Shortly afterwards, the army said it had identified a second launch from the Hamas-co... [Full Article...]

What Others Say: Congressional Republicans channel Trump in bashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation

What Others Say: Congressional Republicans channel Trump in bashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wray was also questioned about the alleged bias of investigators on Mueller's team. BOB GOODLATTE: While some will take umbrage with President Trump's assertion, it does appear to me that at the very least, the FBI's reputation as an impartial, nonpolitical agency has been called into question recently. [Full Article...]

Corrected: Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea - Ifax

Corrected: Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea - Ifax Feltman emphasized to Pyongyang the need to respect Security Council resolutions and said there can only be a diplomatic solution through "sincere dialogue". The United States stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea's state media described the drills as "joint air war exercises targeting the DPRK", a reference to North Korea's official name, the Democ... [Full Article...]

Lindsey Vonn won't visit the White House after the Olympics

Lindsey Vonn won't visit the White House after the Olympics She hopes to earn her third Olympic medal next February in South Korea . Lindsey Vonn made her stance on President Donald Trump and his administration clear today in St. "No, I won't go". Rippon, a openly gay athlete and the 2016 US national champion, said he would refuse Trump's invitation as he feels athletes have a responsibility as role models. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Warning issued for a number of counties

Winter Storm Warning issued for a number of counties Measurable snowfall in Pensacola has only occurred on six days since 1948. Miramar Beach and Destin were two location in the northwestern part of the state to report snow flurries. A winter weather advisory was expanded for some parts of New Jersey and remains for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties. [Full Article...]

Australia Lawmakers Allow Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Australia Lawmakers Allow Same-Sex Marriage Bill Australia became the 25th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed nearly unanimously through parliament just before 6pm local time (7am Irish time). What a day for love, for equality, for respect", said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull . One of the rejected amendments would have ensured Australians could speak freely about their traditional ... [Full Article...]

Rosie O'Donnell Shames Franken's Accuser, Defends Him on Twitter

Rosie O'Donnell Shames Franken's Accuser, Defends Him on Twitter The allegations against Franken are disturbing. A Los Angeles radio anchor accuses Franken of forcibly kissing her while they were rehearsing during a 2006 USO tour . Franken's colleagues initially called for an ethics investigation into his behavior, but as more allegations against him came to light, they demanded his resignation from the Senate. [Full Article...]

Won't ape BJP, won't respond to its abuses: Rahul Gandhi

Won't ape BJP, won't respond to its abuses: Rahul Gandhi While he later insisted he was referring to Modi's low level of politics, the BJP was quick to give it a "low-caste' spin. And if I may say so, he is not even of Gujarat or India only, but he belongs to entire world", Rahul said. "This is a fact that he was part of Congress party". At a rally at Pavi Jetpur in Chhota Udepur district, Rahul hit back, saying the Congress is contesting the polls on... [Full Article...]

First fatality confirmed as raging wildfires spread across Southern California

First fatality confirmed as raging wildfires spread across Southern California In San Diego, the National Weather Service found relative humidity levels well below 10 percent on Thursday, with tinderbox dry air draped across the entire West Coast. Twenty-nine horses died at a ranch in Sylmar, the Los Angeles Times reported . Animal Control officers were able to rescue several horses and a puppy, but could not immediately enter the barn due to the flames. [Full Article...]

Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback

Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback If adopted, the new rules would reverse current regulations that require Internet service providers to give equal treatment to all websites . Activists protest the FCC's plan to cut net neutrality outside more than 600 Verizon stores nationwide and across the city. [Full Article...]

Brexit Secretary David Davis urged to resign over lack of impact assessments

Brexit Secretary David Davis urged to resign over lack of impact assessments Labour MP David Lammy had contacted Commons speaker John Bercow, urging contempt proceedings against Mr Davis, and said it was time to put the minister "in the Tower of London". Mr Davis's admission that no sectoral impact assessments have been made by the Government provoked outrage among opposition MPs, with calls for his resignation as Brexit Secretary and for him to face investigation for con... [Full Article...]

Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Kyiv

Mikheil Saakashvili detained in Kyiv Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said this during a joint meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Vilnius on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Poroshenko named Saakashvili as governor of the Odessa region in 2015, but he stepped down the following year after falling out with the president. [Full Article...]


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