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World U.S. says North Korea at a 'dead end,' negotiations not an option
Author: 0 U.S. says North Korea at a 'dead end,' negotiations not an option

The foreign ministers' meeting will be held in Vancouver on 16 January. South Korea, Japan and India are just some of the other countries that will be at the global summit, which is being held on January 16. "The President's views on North Korea have not changed", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the time. Neither Tillerson nor Freeland commented directly when asked if military options were discussed at their meetings.

World Terrifying 'talking Trump' robot debuts at Disney World
Author: 0 Terrifying 'talking Trump' robot debuts at Disney World

Even former Presidents Obama and Kennedy - who are both objectively handsome - look like Madame Tussauds' rejects. And like other 45 figures, this one wasn't without some buzz. According to Pew Research Center, many election polls projected that Clinton had a 70 percent of winning , with some as high as 99 percent. However, the date was postponed, giving way to rumors that a speaking role would not be given to Trump's animatronic, Business Insider reported.

World Shah Rukh Khan is still young at heart
Author: 0 Shah Rukh Khan is still young at heart

The 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. Female celebrity brand values contributed 25 percent of the total brand value of the top 15 celebrities, with Alia Bhatt leading the pack, adding two personal care brands, an e-commerce brand, and a food and beverage brand to her portfolio.

World Trump says 'Obamacare' is repealed. It isn't
Author: 0 Trump says 'Obamacare' is repealed. It isn't

Unable to outright repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have settled on dismantling the law bit-by-bit, cutting federal subsidies, shrinking the enrollment period, and slashing its ad budget, per Politico . But the urgency appeared to dwindle in the following weeks, necessitating a massive last-minute push non-government forces to get close to the previous year's enrollment numbers.

World Texas baby found alive after mother fatally stabbed
Author: 0 Texas baby found alive after mother fatally stabbed

According to @houstonpolice she was found unharmed at a Southwest Houston apt. complex. "Based off pictures, detectives quickly determined the infant child was Shamali Flores". Think about anyone who has a child that you weren't aware they were pregnant. Shamali, who was taken to the Texas Children's Hospital, is healthy with no signs of abuse.

World All lanes of Interstate 5 reopen after Amtrak train wreck
Author: 0 All lanes of Interstate 5 reopen after Amtrak train wreck

Testing of the new line began in January, and all of the crew had operated non-revenue trains over the bypass for at least two weeks before the accident. "It suggests strongly that the engineer was distracted for a fairly extended point of view", he said. In some previous wrecks, train operators were found to have been seriously tired or distracted by a cellphone or something else.

World Boeing carries out engine run of MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler
Author: 0 Boeing carries out engine run of MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler

Boeing said the drone will be "changing future air power". " Boeing has been delivering carrier aircraft to the Navy for nearly 90 years", said Don Gaddis, a retired admiral who leads the refueling system program for Boeing's Phantom Works technology organization.

World The Courts Declare Tie in Bizarre Fight for One Virginia House Seat
Author: 0 The Courts Declare Tie in Bizarre Fight for One Virginia House Seat

However, the judges, which the Post reports were all "elected by a Republican-controlled legislature", decided that the following ballot was valid because the voter cast all other votes for Republican candidates and appeared to cross out the "over-vote" for the Democratic candidate.

World People Injured In Melbourne After Car Hits Pedestrians
Author: 0 People Injured In Melbourne After Car Hits Pedestrians

The streets outside the city's iconic Flinders Street railway station were crowded with Christmas shoppers late Thursday afternoon when a white Suzuki SUV ran a red light and sped up to slam into pedestrians crossing the road before crashing into a traffic barrier.

World Trump nears tax victory
Author: 0 Trump nears tax victory

The report stated that The House of Representatives approved the bill easily as the Republicans are in majority on both the houses of the Congress. In the House, 12 Republicans had joined all Democrats in opposition as the bill passed 227 to 203. The House is expected to vote Wednesday to give its final approval to a tax legislation that would constitute the first major legislative win for Trump of his year-old administration.

World US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships
Author: 0 US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships

North Korea is already under a United Nations arms embargo and the Security Council has banned trade in exports such as coal, textiles, seafood, iron and other minerals to choke funding for Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. If adopted, the resolution would also allow countries to seize, inspect and freeze vessels in their ports or waters that are suspected of transporting banned goods to and from the North.

World Obamacare's repealed. Administration: Nearly 9M just enrolled
Author: 0 Obamacare's repealed. Administration: Nearly 9M just enrolled

About 9.2 million people signed up for 2017 Obamacare policies through the federal website, with the total number including those who enrolled through state programs reaching about 12 million. Almost 2.4 million enrollees are new customers. But it has been largely trouble-free the past three years, and consumers and enrollment helpers this season reported only scattered technical problems.

World Bihar's sugar mill blast: Death toll rises to 4, owner arrested
Author: 0 Bihar's sugar mill blast: Death toll rises to 4, owner arrested

The ANI report added that the police had arrested the sugar mill owner. The injured persons are said to be critical and have sustained 90 percent burns. Meanwhile, expressing his grief over the accident, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a package of Rs. 4-lakh to the family members of the victims who died in the last night explosion and Rs.

World BJP leaders in Shimla to take call on next Himachal CM
Author: 0 BJP leaders in Shimla to take call on next Himachal CM

The BJP Parliamentary Board , in a meeting late on Monday evening, appointed Sitharaman and Tomar as Central observers for the hilly state. The shocking defeat of Himachal Pradesh BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal in Sujanpur assembly segment has upset the BJP leadership applecart and put the party on the Chief Minister search mode.

Author: 0 Heavy security as Mike Pence makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

In a speech, the vice president said "President Donald Trump is the best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have". At the end of August, there were some 11,000 USA troops in Afghanistan and more have since arrived. Several House Republicans have called for Mueller to resign. But Trump, while acknowledging the decision went against his instincts, argued in August that a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for Islamic State and al Qaeda to fill.

Author: 0 Is Session's Uranium One Probe Meant To Distract Us From Russia?

The Department of Justice has started asking Federal Bureau of Investigation agents what they found when investigating the 2010 Uranium One deal linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton . The sale was controversial because the mining company had contracts for 20 percent of the US uranium production capacity at the time. The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checker PolitiFact ruled the accusation that Clinton had given US uranium capacity to Russian for financial gain mostly false.

World NK rejects claim it is developing biological weapons
Author: 0 NK rejects claim it is developing biological weapons

Both chemical and biological weapons were mentioned in reference to North Korea in a National Security Strategy unveiled by Trump on Tuesday. Military scientists in North Korea have been trying to ensure the anthrax would survive the high temperatures generated when the missiles re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

World Cuban President Raul Castro to Stay in Power Until April
Author: 0 Cuban President Raul Castro to Stay in Power Until April

He was to have stepped down in February under a system tied to the Communist-ruled country's electoral calendar. New elections have been scheduled for April 19. Jose Luis Toledo Santander, the assembly's chairman of constitutional and legal affairs, said the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in September made it impossible to complete the transition to a new president and ministers in February.

World New Chess Championship Logo Is Making People Think about Kama Sutra
Author: 0 New Chess Championship Logo Is Making People Think about Kama Sutra

David Smerdon, the Australian chess Grandmaster, said: 'No, this is not a joke. This is obvious from the new logo for the World Chess Championship that has gotten a range of reactions for looking too suggestive for the competition. I'm all for cutting-edge design, especially in the staid world of chess, but this logo isn't edgy or sexy or bold, its plain garbage. "We've been busy for over a year working with artists and designers to develop a flawless key visual".

World Pak High Commission in New Delhi issued visas to Jadhav family
Author: 0 Pak High Commission in New Delhi issued visas to Jadhav family

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that both India and Pakistan are engaged in working out the modalities of the meeting of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife and mother. Jadhav has filed a mercy petition to Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to spare his life on "compassionate grounds". This comes days after Pakistan had rejected India's plea for consular access to Jadhav at the ICJ, claiming that New Delhi wants the access to get the information gathered by ...

World Ashes 2017: England players safe after Melbourne vehicle attack
Author: 0 Ashes 2017: England players safe after Melbourne vehicle attack

The investigation would involve the force's counter-terrorism unit to ensure "that there isn't that connection, and that there is no ongoing threat", he said, but that the attack was being treated as a singular incident. Witnesses told Sky News the vehicle ran a red light, sped up and then struck the pedestrians in an area with a 25-mile-per-hour speed limit. Sue , from Walker's Doughnuts on Elizabeth Street, told radio station 3AW that she heard screams before she saw "people flying ...

World Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement
Author: 0 Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement

The UN Security Council on Tuesday voted to renew cross-border aid deliveries to Syria's rebel-held areas for one year, but Russian Federation abstained and warned the relief operation must gradually wind down. But he said Russian Federation couldn't support the resolution because it didn't include amendments Moscow proposed. The U.N. Security Council voted Tuesday to renew cross-border aid deliveries to Syria for another year.

World Georgia Power praises decision to OK nuke plant
Author: 0 Georgia Power praises decision to OK nuke plant

Natural gas prices plunged in the interim, dampening enthusiasm for nuclear power . In a statement, the utility called the Public Service commission's decision on Plant Vogtle important to the energy future of Georgia and the U.S. The Public Service Commission is expected to decide whether to allow construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, despite massive cost-overruns for the project.

World Female kicker makes history at Texas high school football championship
Author: 0 Female kicker makes history at Texas high school football championship

She also plays basketball on the high school team. High school senior K-Lani Nava made history on Wednesday night when she became the first woman to score points in a Texas High School Championship game. "She's very reliable and works hard and is very focused". It is the high school's second state football championship. "My thoughts were.it was just another field", she said.

World Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Make Royal Entry At Reception
Author: 0 Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Make Royal Entry At Reception

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had been in a relationship for more than four years before they tied the knot. Anushka and Virat's family are hosting the Delhi reception. Virat donned a black achkan and white churidar and heavily embroidered shawl. Designer Sabyasachi has explained Virat's outfit in a post on Instagram.

World Twitter now lets you use third-party apps for account verification
Author: 0 Twitter now lets you use third-party apps for account verification

Setting up login verification on a third-party app for your Twitter account is pretty straightforward. As an alternative to SMS , you can now use a third-party authenticator app such as Google Authenticator , Duo Mobile, Authy or similar installed on your mobile device.

World Congress begins analysis of state poll results
Author: 0 Congress begins analysis of state poll results

In this day and age, for a party to keep winning for so long is unprecedented", he told cheering supporters at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi . They used to say that entire Gujarat is unhappy (with the BJP) and people were impressed with Rahul Gandhi .

World Final push for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign
Author: 0 Final push for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

Donations also include gift cards to a local grocery store which allows community guests to purchase food for a Christmas dinner, groceries for several days or other options that might be better suited for their family, according to the Kelowna RCMP.

World Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'
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Judicial officials misrepresented Zaghari-Ratcliffe's past jobs and her British citizenship to persuade the United Kingdom government to negotiate with the Iranian government for her release, Ratcliffe told CHRI in October 2017. In a statement released by the campaign, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe said: 'Gabriella and I keep dreaming - about getting on a flight, and going to see her daddy after such a long time.

World Country singer Michael Ray arrested for DUI
Author: 0 Country singer Michael Ray arrested for DUI

Eustis police say Ray's Jeep hit the vehicle in front of him in the drive-thru line at McDonald's. Finally, police said Ray performed successfully on the "finger and nose" test and did not consent to a breathalyzer test. "I know it will take time", he continues, "however, I will do everything I can to rebuild your trust". Ray was then arrested for operating under the influence and felony possession of weed oil.

Author: 0 Messy Snow Ahead, More on Way for Christmas

Thursday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high temperature in the mid-30s, he said. Cooler air starts to move in Saturday but temperatures are expected to stay above average. ST LOUIS, MO /December 21, 2017 ( STL.News ) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W - Elevation 604 feet.

World Trump Commutes Kosher Meat Processing Plant Operator's 27-Year Bank Fraud Sentence
Author: 0 Trump Commutes Kosher Meat Processing Plant Operator's 27-Year Bank Fraud Sentence

In a statement announcing the commutation, White House officials said they had received letters from more than 30 members of Congress , including several members of both parties, supporting an examination of the case . The U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 refused to hear an appeal contesting Rubashkin's sentence, which his lawyers argued was excessive for a first-time, non-violent offender.

Author: 0 Israeli Forces Detained at Least 490 Palestinians Since Trump's Jerusalem Decision

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session on Thursday to vote on a draft resolution expressing "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem". Kumar, however, did not respond to questions on the Trump administration threatening United Nations member countries with possible aid cut if they support the resolution.

World Ferry with 251 people capsizes off Philippines
Author: 0 Ferry with 251 people capsizes off Philippines

Rescue efforts will continue despite the bad weather and nightfall, he said, adding that a coastguard helicopter tried to fly to the area but was hampered by the strong wind. Most of the rescued passengers were brought to Dinahican port. However, the vessel was allowed to sail as there were no storm warnings in or around Real or Polillo, east of the main island of Luzon, he said.

World Uber is a transport service, European Union top court rules
Author: 0 Uber is a transport service, European Union top court rules

Despite Uber arguing that the United States company was "a computer services business", the ECJ ruled that it was directly involved in carrying passengers, and should therefore be subject to local and national trading laws across the 28-member European Union.

World European Union rules Uber is a transport firm
Author: 0 European Union rules Uber is a transport firm

The court decreed Uber is "a service in the field of transport", rather than merely an information services provider. The case stems from a complaint by the professional taxi drivers' association in Barcelona, which argued that Uber's activities in Spain created unfair competition from the company's non-professional drivers.

World Two N. Korean Men Defect Via East Sea
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Emerging from a thick fog, the "low-ranking" soldier, reportedly 19 years old, appeared in front of a guard post around 8 a.m. Thursday, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported. The pair had "expressed their willingness to defect" said a ministry official. An official tally of the JCS shows that 15 North Korean people, including four soldiers, have fled directly to the South this year, versus one soldier and four civilians in 2016.

World Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War
Author: 0 Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War

These remarks and the lack of specific policies to deal with alleged China and Russian Federation "attempts to erode American security" feed uncertainties on what to expect of US relations with two major geopolitical players. The remarks also signaled that Trump may be relying more on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, known as an economic nationalist, than on globalists such as Gary Cohn, head of the White House National Economic Council, the FT reported.

World British prime minister's deputy resigns over conduct probe
Author: 0 British prime minister's deputy resigns over conduct probe

Mr Green has described allegations that he downloaded or viewed pornography on his parliamentary computer as "unfounded and deeply hurtful", but admitted he had not been clear in his past statements on the issue. In his letter, Mr Green said he accepted statements he made about what he knew about the pornography investigation could have been "clearer", conceding his lawyers had been informed about the original discovery in 2008 and the police had raised the matter within him in a phone call in ...

Author: 0 Americans Among The Dead In Yucatan Bus Crash

Royal Caribbean Cruises said Tuesday 27 of its guests were on an excursion to the Chacchoben ruins in Costa Maya. Their bus crashed on a highway, killing 12 people and injuring many others. Twelve people died after the tour bus they were riding in flipped over en route to Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. USA officials were in contact with local authorities, she added.

World Al Franken finally sets date for his Senate exit
Author: 0 Al Franken finally sets date for his Senate exit

Franken announced his resignation earlier this month after several women came forward to accuse the former comedian of groping them and kissing them against their will. Patrick Leahy - expressed regret this week for calling for Franken's ouster. Franken apologized for some of the accusations but in his resignation speech said that his response to those women's accounts "gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that in fact I haven't done".

World Woman Who Fatally Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Pleads Guilty
Author: 0 Woman Who Fatally Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Pleads Guilty

At the time of the shooting, the couple was in the early stages of trying to grow an audience via their YouTube channel , which featured family videos and mild-mannered "stunts", such as eating spicy peppers and riding roller-coasters. Nicole Addimando, 28, was accused of fatally shooting her 30-year-old live-in boyfriend Christopher Grover. Perez told police that Ruiz had convinced her the stunt was safe by showing her other books he had shot where the bullet hadn't passed through.

World Turkish officials seeking four-year prison term for Enes Kanter
Author: 0 Turkish officials seeking four-year prison term for Enes Kanter

The New York Knicks big man allegedly insulted Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. Kanter said he wasn't concerned and continued his criticisms of Erdogan, saying, "That dude is a maniac". It can be recalled that Kanter was detained in Romania a few months ago after his passport got canceled. Turkey has stood firm with the state of Qatar that in June came under diplomatic and commercial isolation by Saudi and UAE-led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ...

World Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll
Author: 0 Support for Trump impeachment hearings at 41 percent in new poll

Fresh off their victory in Alabama's special Senate election, Democrats now enjoy their largest advantage in congressional preference in nine years, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll , signaling a risky political environment for Republicans entering next year's midterm elections.

World Trudeau broke ethics rules while on vacation, watchdog finds
Author: 0 Trudeau broke ethics rules while on vacation, watchdog finds

Dawson also found that Trudeau contravened section 12 of the Act when his family travelled on non-commercial aircraft chartered by the Aga Khan in March 2016 and when he and his family travelled in the Aga Khan's private helicopter in December 2016.

Author: 0 US Sanctions Chechen Leader Kadyrov, Four Others Under Magnitsky Act

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadryov, who ordered Chechnya's anti-gay purge , has been added to the Magnitsky List, which seeks to punish suspected human rights abusers. Russian fury over the ever-tightening vice of US and global sanctions has undermined US President Donald Trump's stated hopes for warmer ties with Putin's Kremlin, and Wednesday's sanctions are expected to trigger another round of anger from Moscow's power players.

World Rick Scott calls on Jack Latvala to resign from Florida Senate
Author: 0 Rick Scott calls on Jack Latvala to resign from Florida Senate

Now that investigation is complete & its findings of probable cause & the referral of the most serious allegations to law enforcement, it is time for Sen. Other witnesses said Latvala is known to make grunting or growling sounds aimed at woman, and a lobbyist said she was touched her in an unwelcome manner three or four times.

World Alabama plans to drop children from coverage beginning New Year's Day
Author: 0 Alabama plans to drop children from coverage beginning New Year's Day

Money from the CHIP program is used for the state program called Cover Kids. Some states may follow Alabama's example , and freeze enrollment to ensure that those already in the program can continue to receive coverage. As Republicans celebrate their tax bill push, more than 100,000 Tennessee families wonder about a health insurance program for their kids. "Don't wait on me" to fund CHIP, Jones told his soon-to-be colleagues in the Senate.

World Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

Fewer births, more deaths and "out-migration", or people leaving the state, are main factors contributing. Census officials confirmed IL lost its spot as the fifth-largest state in the wake of Pennsylvania's modest population growth. The Census Bureau is planning for its full population count, which it does every decade, in 2020. Danbury's population of 84,922 people posted the fastest growth, gaining 335 residents between 2015 and 2016, and growing by 5.1 percent since 2010.