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Strike over Teva Pharm job cuts briefly shuts down Israel

Strike over Teva Pharm job cuts briefly shuts down Israel Large swaths of Israel's economy slowly returned to business on Sunday afternoon after a "solidarity" strike over pharmaceutical giant Teva's plan to lay off some 1,750 Israeli employees shut down the public sector across the country for four hours. [Full Article...]

'Productive day' for firefighters as Thomas Fire containment rounds corner

December blazes throughout the state have surpassed California's October fires, which burned through 245,000 acres and killed 43 people near Napa Valley. The Santa Barbara Police Department said its officers were able to arrest on Monday two wanted felons suspected of stealing fire gear from firefighters. [Full Article...]

Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested

Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested The new information eventually led investigators to Walnut, Mississippi, where an Federal Bureau of Investigation dive team found a firearm-which turned out to be one of the murder weapons-at the bottom of a lake last month. Wright's ex-wife comes up multiple times in the piece and was even interviewed. In 2015, SI investigated and asked Wright's ex-wife if she had any part in the murder . [Full Article...]

Trump administration blames North Korea for global WannaCry cyberattack

Trump administration blames North Korea for global WannaCry cyberattack It was the North's fastest expansion for 17 years as Pyongyang quietly allows the market to play a greater role in its economy under Kim Jong-Un, even while denying it is carrying out reforms. He called on governments and companies around the world to cooperate to mitigate cyber risk, and said the US should lead the effort. After WannaCry began infecting computers powered by Microsoft Corp.'s ... [Full Article...]

Sen. Kennedy on Trump judicial nominee: 'He has no litigation experience.'

Trump, according to Kennedy , said his staff chose the nominees. Petersen is a member of the Federal Election Commission and one of five of the President's nominees for United States District Court for the District of Columbia. I understand the challenge that would be ahead of me, if I were fortunate enough to become a district court judge. The White House said on December 13 that the nomin... [Full Article...]

Pence postpones Mideast visit to mid-January citing tax vote

Pence postpones Mideast visit to mid-January citing tax vote Having failed to clear a series of legislative hurdles, the package is seen as key to Trump's ability to secure support among his base and skittish political donors. A senior White House official declined to say whether Pence would seek to put his meeting back on the books with Abbas, who has said the United States should no longer be involved in the peace process, in light of the postponement. [Full Article...]

Trump's strategy calls for deepening ties with India, pans Pakistan

Trump's strategy calls for deepening ties with India, pans Pakistan Janjua said Trump's new policy for Afghanistan and it allegations on Pakistan were an attempt to find a scapegoat for Washington's failure in fighting the Taliban. The CPEC links China's restive Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Balochistan province. During his speech shortly after White House released national security strategy, USA president Donald Trump on Monday urged Pakistan to take decisi... [Full Article...]

China calls for unity of worldwide community over Jerusalem

China calls for unity of worldwide community over Jerusalem The resolution did not specifically mention the USA but expressed " deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem ". US President Donald Trump is expected to unveil on Monday his new national security strategy (NSS), which will reportedly emphasize that Israel is not the cause of the problems in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma The candidates for the top six positions on the Dlamini-Zuma slate are: David Mabuza (deputy president), Ace Magashule (secretary general), Jessie Duarte (deputy secretary general), Nathi Mthethwa (chairperson) and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (treasurer-general). [Full Article...]

Russia's Kaspersky Lab sues U.S. government for software ban

Russia's Kaspersky Lab sues U.S. government for software ban Kaspersky Lab claims that the agency did not allow the company to express its position within the framework of the procedures prescribed by law. Kaspersky software has been cited in a large data theft of US government intelligence documents from a National Security Agency worker. [Full Article...]

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State According to court documents, Shahnaz spent time in Jordan a year ago volunteering with the Syrian American Medical Society, which brought her to Syrian refugee camps where the Islamic State "exercises significant influence". Shahnaz, a USA citizen and onetime Manhattan hospital lab technician with no criminal past, was awaiting arraignment Thursday in federal Court on Long Island. [Full Article...]

Hurt in Ski Lift Malfunction at Central Pennsylvania Mountain

Hurt in Ski Lift Malfunction at Central Pennsylvania Mountain The wife of a reported victim tweeted in response saying: "My husband, your employee is sitting here in the ER". "At the time the office was notified of a lift malfunction and when this original tweet was made, we were under the impression it was exclusively a lift issue and there were no injuries". [Full Article...]

Modi pledges fast track development for Meghalaya through improved connectivity

Modi pledges fast track development for Meghalaya through improved connectivity Noteworthy that neither the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, nor any other Cabinet Minister from the State was present during the programme in which the Prime Minister dedicated the road project to the nation. Adding that the project would provide eco-tourism and proper drinking water to the people of the state, PM Modi added that the vision of New India can be realized only if fruits of developme... [Full Article...]

Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in Hearing

Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in Hearing Sen. John Kennedy said Friday that White House nominee Matthew Petersen , who struggled to answer basic questions about the law during his nomination hearing on Wednesday, should be removed from consideration for a position as a United States district judge. [Full Article...]

Russia to renew flights to Egypt, halted after 2015…

The air traffic will resume on February 1, 2018, according to the report. Russia suspended all flights to Egypt after a Russian plane carrying 217 passengers and seven crew crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all on board, in October 2015. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Russia 'Not Helping' On North Korea; Russia Fires Back

Trump Says Russia 'Not Helping' On North Korea; Russia Fires Back Russian Federation is not helping". Agalarov's attorney told the Post that the pop star was not aware his publicist dangled the possibility of meeting Putin. political situation, "incapacitating the President and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him". But Russia is inextricably linked to any discussions regarding North Korea, so Trump also doesn't have much of... [Full Article...]

Alec Baldwin reprises Trump role in Saturday Night Live's Christmas show

Alec Baldwin reprises Trump role in Saturday Night Live's Christmas show Trump then excitedly talks about how Santa Claus will make his presence felt by "taking presents from Muslims and illegals and giving them to American children". Trump asked Ivanka, referring to husband Jared Kushner. Scarlett Johansson made a return appearance as Ivanka - minus Jared, who was "packing a go-bag before the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrives". [Full Article...]

Is a Showdown Coming Between Trump and Mueller?

Is a Showdown Coming Between Trump and Mueller? Yesterday John Roberts and Alex Pappas reported for FOX News that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained transition documents including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge. [Full Article...]

Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances

Packers hoping return of Rodgers boosts playoff chances But Green Bay got the ball back and Rodgers hit tight end Richard Rodgers on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 2:43 to play. Green Bay (7-6) is at Carolina (9-4) in one of the biggest games of the NFL's Week 15. He unloaded on Davante Adams , launching and meeting the wideout helmet-to-helmet. Winning out seems realistic with the way the offense came to life with the reemergence of tight end G... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for BBC Radio 4's Today programme

Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for BBC Radio 4's Today programme Harry told his interviewee that if he used long pauses between answers he would probably get "the face". "I'm nervous about this, that's what's quite amusing", he told Barack who appeared his usual cool, calm and collected self. After having left office in January, the former president and his wife Michelle launched the Obama Foundation , an organization created to empower communities and impro... [Full Article...]


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