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Cuomo to deliver regional State of the State addresses
- December 29, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his state-of-the-state address in several speeches across the state, but none in the north country. His stops will include the Capital Region, central New York, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City and western New York. (more...)
Israel's attorney-general orders criminal probe against PM Netanyahu Israel's attorney-general orders criminal probe against PM Netanyahu
- December 29, 2016

The Channel 10 report said one of the two cases that Attorney-General Avihai Mandelblit had been examining was not known to the public. "He [Netanyhau] will be called for questioning by the police in the coming days", the channel added. (more...)
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) stock is worth $52.13
- December 28, 2016

The average volume stands around 7.28 million shares. The performance week for American Airlines Group Inc.is at 1.78% and the performance month is at 4.62%. American Airlines Group Inc.'s Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.76, according to consensus of 16 analysts. It has a dividend yield of 0.83%. (more...)
'Signs' Berlin attack suspect passed through Netherlands on way to Italy 'Signs' Berlin attack suspect passed through Netherlands on way to Italy
- December 28, 2016

Authorities in Germany have detained a man for questioning in connection to the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month. Mr Urban's boss, Ariel Zurawski, said he lost contact with the truck driver at about 4pm while the attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market did not take place until 8pm. (more...)
Day three in the search for two missing snowshoers on Cypress Mountain
- December 28, 2016

The search was prompted by the discovery of their vehicle in a parking lot. "He stayed fairly warm but he was in quite a bit of jeopardy", said Const. Danks says the men did not leave behind a plan of where they were going, and they were not carrying the appropriate gear to protect them from avalanches or the frigid temperatures overnight. (more...)
Global arms sales decrease, United States market share rises Global arms sales decrease, United States market share rises
- December 28, 2016

After the United States, France, Russia and China, the study found that the world's major global arms suppliers include Sweden, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Britain, and Israel. Next were South Korea, Pakistan, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq. Developing nations have been the top customers concerning the purchasing of weapons, and had reached their peak in 2014, accounting up to $79 billion, then dropping to $65 billion in the following year. (more...)
China Urges Vatican to be More Flexible and Pragmatic in Healing Rift China Urges Vatican to be More Flexible and Pragmatic in Healing Rift
- December 28, 2016

China reportedly prefers its local Chinese Catholic community to name bishops, refusing to accept the Vatican's intervention. China's head of religious affairs said that Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican, but stressed that Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society. (more...)
United Nations must be an honest broker, not bash Israel United Nations must be an honest broker, not bash Israel
- December 28, 2016

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bitterly criticised the resolution, and accused the USA of colluding with the Palestinians in drawing it up. On December 23, the UN Security Council passed a resolution in a 14-0 vote, with the only abstention from the United States, condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (more...)
Wilfried Zaha named in Elephants squad
- December 28, 2016

Zaha's inclusion follows his decision to switch global allegiance from England, where he grew up. Zaha made his England debut in 2012 in a friendly against Sweden and added a second cap the following year against Scotland, but has not played in a competitive fixture for the national team enabling him to transfer his global registration to Ivory Coast. (more...)
Husband Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Secret Escort Wife
- December 28, 2016

In the second trial, he was nearly not convicted for the murder because his lawyers argued that the real killer had died in 2011. The mother had numerous clients, including 65-year-old Lester Jones - one of the last people to talk to her over the phone before her disappearance. (more...)
92 feared dead as Russian jet bound for Syria crashes
- December 28, 2016

Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said the plane's flight recorders did not have radio beacons. Speaking on television, Mr Sokolov said terrorism was not among the main theories for the crash cause, and that authorities were looking into a possible technical fault or a pilot error. (more...)
Trump shares a 'very nice' Christmas letter he received from Vladimir Putin
- December 28, 2016

Putin told a news conference in Moscow on Friday he was surprised by the fuss Trump's tweet had caused and how it had been linked to his own statements about Russia's plans to modernise its own nuclear arsenal. He also appeared to be cavalier in his comments that fly in the face of longstanding USA nonproliferation policy, saying on Friday morning, "Let it be an arms race". (more...)
Russian Federation opens inquiry into men who crushed bear to death
- December 28, 2016

A video, which was circulated on the Internet on December 27, showed a group of rotation workers ruthlessly running over a wild bear with a truck. Investigators in the Sakha Republic, in northeast Siberia, said they had opened a criminal investigation into the incident. (more...)
Japan hit by magnitude-5.9 quake, no tsunami warning: USGS
- December 28, 2016

Some public transportation systems around Tokyo-the Tohoku and Kanto regions-stopped their operations temporarily. No injuries or building damage have been reported. An upper 5 was recorded in Hitachi in the same prefecture. It later said tremors were felt around "wide areas" of the eastern coast of Japan. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said no nuclear facilities in Japan were showing signs of abnormalities following Wednesday's quake and no power outages were reported. (more...)
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, veteran Sri Lankan politician, passes away
- December 28, 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to conduct the funeral of the former Prime Minister with full state patronage. He resigned from his position as the leader of the main opposition in 2002 to make way for Mr. Late Mr. Wickremanayake entered into active politics through Mahajana Eksath Peramuna and also represented Lanka Samasamaja party. He won the Kalutara District seat in the 1994 General Election. (more...)
Shettima calls for probe into N500m Chibok school reconstruction fund Shettima calls for probe into N500m Chibok school reconstruction fund
- December 28, 2016

Robert Smith, is now sponsoring the education of 24 Chibok schoolgirls, among them, the first set of escapees from Boko Haram at the American University of Nigeria, Yola. He said the girls insisted on being at home and arrived in Chibok on Christmas Eve, but were held at a legislator's house. "We are a community and we take these girls as ours whether they are related to us or not", said local resident Ayuba Alamson. (more...)
CM heads to China for CPEC meeting CM heads to China for CPEC meeting
- December 28, 2016

Another report said it was "undeniable" that there have been controversies over CPEC and particularly, on the "Belt and Road Initiative" of China. "It opted for both overt and covert means to disrupt the smooth advancement on these two projects, which are complimentary to each other", it said. (more...)
99% senators believe Russian Federation interfered in United States elections: Republican senator Graham
- December 28, 2016

The Washington Post quoted, on December 9, a secret Central Intelligence Agency report that found that Russian interference in the November 8 United States presidential election helped Donald Trump win the White House. Questions are still unanswered about how Russian hackers obtained emails from Clinton's campaign and published them via WikiLeaks in the closing stretch of the campaign, in an apparent attempt to influence the election in Trump's favor. (more...)
Ana Ivanovic teases retirement with cryptic tweet
- December 28, 2016

In the past couple of years, there had been speculations that Ivanovic would bid adieu to her career as she has been failing to achieve the kind of success that led to her only Grand Slam title -- the French Open in 2008. "It was a hard decision but there is so much to celebrate", Ivanovic said on her Facebook page. Be optimistic alongside me. "It's well known that I've been hampered by injury..." "I've seen highs I never dreamed off - I've played so many memorable matches". (more...)
China Tells Japan It's Unhappy With Name Change of Taipei Office
- December 28, 2016

A statement on the ministry's website urged Japan to "stick to the One-China principle, properly deal with Taiwan-related issues, and refrain from sending wrong signals to the Taiwan administration and the global community or causing new disruptions to China-Japan relations". (more...)