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Govs. Christie, Cuomo commit to their financial share of Gateway Tunnel project Govs. Christie, Cuomo commit to their financial share of Gateway Tunnel project
- December 15, 2017

Together, with the rehabilitation of the existing tunnel, this project will result in the crucial Northeast Corridor having four tracks between New Jersey and NY under the Hudson River, allowing for increased ridership in the future". Together, the three funding commitments will cover 100 percent of the local share for the most urgent, time sensitive elements of the project: the construction of a new tunnel and the Hudson Yards concrete casing, which total $11.1 billion of the $12.7 billion ... (more...)
President Aoun's full speech at Jerusalem summit President Aoun's full speech at Jerusalem summit
- December 15, 2017

Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's declaration last week that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Moreover, the prime minister said, another reason for the situation the Muslim world found itself was that "We are not writing enough, producing enough". (more...)
Juanita Fitzgerald Arrested: 930Year-Old Arrested For Not Paying Rent Juanita Fitzgerald Arrested: 930Year-Old Arrested For Not Paying Rent
- December 15, 2017

Juanita Fitzgerald was reportedly arrested after refusing to leave the housing community where she lives in Florida , despite being evicted. When the agents tried to get the woman out of the building , she intentionally slid off the chair to fall on the ground and resisted when the agents tried to pick her up. (more...)
Journalists are being jailed for 'fake news,' and critics blame Trump Journalists are being jailed for 'fake news,' and critics blame Trump
- December 15, 2017

A record number of 262 journalists were jailed for their work in 2017 as of December 1, with Turkey, China and Egypt ranking as the top three gulags, according to the annual report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists . (more...)
Manmohan Singh holds hands, then throws a punch at PM Modi Manmohan Singh holds hands, then throws a punch at PM Modi
- December 15, 2017

Apart from Modi, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh , Congress' outgoing President Sonia Gandhi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were seen to be present to pay the homage. Pointing out that Modi had gone to Pakistan uninvited after the terrorist attacks in Udhampur and Gurdaspur, Singh said "let him also tell the country the reason for inviting the infamous ISI of Pakistan to our strategic Air Base in Pathankot to investigate a terror attack that emanated ... (more...)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - Hot Stock Assessment CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - Hot Stock Assessment
- December 15, 2017

It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. Therefore 100% are positive. Liberty Global had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with "Outperform" on Tuesday, November 7. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. (more...)
Police interrogate relatives of NY blast suspect Police interrogate relatives of NY blast suspect
- December 15, 2017

In a scenario NY had dreaded for years, Ullah strapped on a crude pipe bomb with Velcro and plastic ties, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set off the device, authorities said. "He got married here and his son Akayed Ullah was born in Dhaka", said villagers who wished to remain unnamed. The Democrat said officials were exploring whether Ullah had been on authorities' radar, but there was no indication yet that he was. (more...)
Russian ex-minister jailed for bribery Russian ex-minister jailed for bribery
- December 15, 2017

Referring to Sechin's failure to show up in the court room, Ulyukayev said the key witness "disappeared, leaving only a whiff of sulfur in the air" - a reference to Sechin's sinister image. The ex-minister has been under house arrest ever since then, the report said. When asked about the case on Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment. (more...)
Korean journalist covering Moon visit Korean journalist covering Moon visit
- December 15, 2017

China and South Korea agreed in late October that they would normalize exchanges and move past the dispute over THAAD , which froze trade and business exchanges, and Moon has been keen to put the dispute behind them. That set the stage for a visit by South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to Beijing last month at which she and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi affirmed their commitment to fix relations. (more...)
'Instant Triple Talaq' now a criminal offense, Union Cabinet approves Bill 'Instant Triple Talaq' now a criminal offense, Union Cabinet approves Bill
- December 15, 2017

Giving instant triple talaq , as per the draft law, will be a non-bailable, cognisable offence. Almost four months after a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court deemed it as unconstitutional , the Union Cabinet has cleared a Bill to criminalize the practice of instant Triple Talaq , according to news reports . (more...)
Omarosa's departure highlights lack of White House diversity
- December 15, 2017

Manigault Newman said in an interview on Thursday she resigned during a meeting with chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE in the Situation Room, though reports had emerged she was sacked and left the executive mansion cursing and screaming. (more...)
'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017
- December 15, 2017

Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017. After the public went to the polls on June 8th, headlines emerged of an unexpected insurgence of young voters. Casper Grathwohl, president of Oxford Dictionaries, said: " Youthquake may not seem like the most obvious choice for Word of the Year, and it's true that it's yet to land firmly on American soil, but strong evidence in the United Kingdom calls it out as a word on the move". (more...)
Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested in a road accident case Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested in a road accident case
- December 15, 2017

As per reports, Madhukar was driving the vehicle and the family were headed to Tarkarli, Konkan via Pune-Bengaluru highway with the accident taking place in Kagal. The Kolhapur Police has reportedly registered a case under the IPC Act 304A, 337, 338, 279 and 184, as reports suggest. There was a crowd that gathered around the auto immediately before the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital but the accident was fatal and she died as a result of the injuries suffered. (more...)
Advanced US Weapons For Syrian Rebels Wound Up In ISIS Control Advanced US Weapons For Syrian Rebels Wound Up In ISIS Control
- December 15, 2017

Conflict Armament Research, a British-based organization, examined 40,000 weapons and other items recovered from the Islamic State from July 2014 to last month - time which the US -led coalition removed militants from Iraq and Syria. Weapons supplied by the United States and Saudi Arabia to opposition fighters often fell into the hands of ISIL, significantly enhancing the "quantity and quality" of the group's armaments, a new report alleges. (more...)
Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first - EU's Juncker Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first - EU's Juncker
- December 15, 2017

But she insisted her Brexit plans would not be blown off course by the setback. The document leaves no doubt that a formal free trade agreement can not be signed until after the United Kingdom has left. Eleven members of May's Conservative party voted with the opposition to give parliament the power to reject any final Brexit agreement. The official also said that "no politician should face intimidation or threats" after rebel ringleader Dominic Grieve reported receiving death threats amid ... (more...)
Petition to disqualify me was filed by a 'drug dealer': Imran Khan Petition to disqualify me was filed by a 'drug dealer': Imran Khan
- December 15, 2017

The court disqualified for life Khan's close aide and PTI Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen in the same case. According to the Dawn, a three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab will hand down the judgement on two petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Khan and his party Secretary General Jahangir Tareen over their alleged non-declaration of assets and ownership ... (more...)
EU Extends Sanctions on Russia Until July 2018 EU Extends Sanctions on Russia Until July 2018
- December 15, 2017

The decision, announced on December 14 at an European Union summit, will extend current restrictions against Moscow until July 2018, according to RFE/RL. The reason for this is the annexation of the Crimea by Russian Federation. Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said the sanctions would be extended until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and re-establishment of peace in the territory of Ukraine. (more...)
Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze
- December 15, 2017

San Diego-based Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, according to Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott, who gave no further details on the incident. "When a cloud like that collapses a lot of wind and smoke are produced and flames shoot out in all directions", National Weather Service meteorologist Stuart Seto said. (more...)
Trump signs new space policy directive to send Americans to Moon, Mars Trump signs new space policy directive to send Americans to Moon, Mars
- December 15, 2017

Speaking at a White House ceremony Monday, President Trump offered high ambitions, but few specifics in signing a new space policy directive that had no timeline and promised no funding for future missions. Bush gave lofty speeches about space exploration, and President Obama promised a "journey to Mars". Like the Bush policy, the new policy emphasizes the Moon as a jumping-off point for Mars and beyond. (more...)
Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli's Honeymoon Picture Will Make You Go Aww! Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli's Honeymoon Picture Will Make You Go Aww!
- December 15, 2017

The couple tied the knot on Monday in Italy . The much in love couple penned, "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever". Wyatt's teammate Sarah Taylor chose to take at dig on her after finding about Wyatt's crush for Team India skipper and that she congratulated him on Twitter for getting married. (more...)