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Donald Trump Offers a Cyber-Security Prescription: 'Old-Fashioned' Paper Sent by Courier
- January 03, 2017

Trump also said he personally knows "a lot about hacking". "I'm going to be very restrained, if I use it at all , I'm going to be very restrained", Trump said . President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer on Sunday questioned the utility of the fresh sanctions imposed by the USA government on Russian Federation for its alleged cyberattack on US institutions. (more...)
Explosions hit checkpoint near worldwide airport in Somalia
- January 03, 2017

A second blast and gunfire was heard after the attack, but there have been no further details and there has been no immediate claim of responsibility. Somalia's capital has seen frequent bomb attacks at hotels and military checkpoints. Soon afterwards another, larger vehicle exploded outside the Peace Hotel, popular with foreign visitors to Somalia. (more...)
How the world welcomed 2017 How the world welcomed 2017
- January 01, 2017

The glittering display over Sydney's famed harbor and bridge featured Saturn and star-shaped fireworks set to "Space Oddity", the classic song by Bowie - one of the seemingly endless parade of beloved entertainers who died in 2016. The BBC reports that some 1.5 million revellers had been expected to turn out on the waterfront. Charlotte Kent wears glowing glasses and a headset for 2017 before watching the New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney. (more...)
Andy Murray, Mo Farah knighted in New Year's honours list
- January 01, 2017

The 29-year-old Scotsman - who was previously honoured with an OBE in 2012 - successfully defended his Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, having claimed a second Wimbledon crown. On being awarded a knighthood he said it was a "dream come true" for a boy who was unable to speak English when he first arrived in London from Somalia. (more...)
Pep Guardiola Provides Man City Squad Update Ahead of Liverpool Game Pep Guardiola Provides Man City Squad Update Ahead of Liverpool Game
- December 31, 2016

The England international's eye-catching form has cushioned the blow of teammate Phil Coutinho's injury-enforced absence, and another top performance against the Citizens on Saturday would no doubt strengthen his grip on a guaranteed first-team berth. (more...)
Berlin attacker took bus from Netherlands to France Berlin attacker took bus from Netherlands to France
- December 31, 2016

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack and released a video showing Amri pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. From there, he took a train to the French Alpine town of Chambery before heading to Milan, in northern Italy. An image of Amri was caught by a CCTV camera in the station after the attack. (more...)
AIADMK adopts resolution to work under Sasikala Natarajan AIADMK adopts resolution to work under Sasikala Natarajan
- December 30, 2016

Many posters were also put up all over Chennai hailing the party decision and congratulating Sasikala. Soon, a song "Chinnamma" (composed on Ms. Sasikala) that has been doing the rounds since Wednesday was played outside the venue. Chief Minister Panneerselvam and other leaders attended the meeting. Sasikala also faces cases related to corruption charges, which she will have to factor in before deciding her course of action. (more...)
SP releases first list of candidates; Shivpal's personnel score over Akhilesh supporters SP releases first list of candidates; Shivpal's personnel score over Akhilesh supporters
- December 30, 2016

They will go ahead with the finalised list. The Samajwadi Party boss announced the first list in the absence of his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is at loggerheads with his uncle and bete noire Shivpal Yadav over distribution of tickets. (more...)
NY Attorney General Hinders Trump Plan to Shutter Foundation
- December 28, 2016

But the foundation's inner workings have been the subject of Schneiderman's investigation for months and could remain a thorny issue for Trump's incoming administration. Trump has said that his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., will take over his business, but a detailed plan has not been provided. Trump used foundation money to make illegal campaign contributions . (more...)
Three fights break out at Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News Three fights break out at Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News
- December 28, 2016

During the chaos more fights happened in the parking lot of a nearby theater and bus stop, police said . Police in a Denver suburb evacuated a mall due to multiple skirmishes. Cleveland.com reports the fight broke out Monday evening at Beachwood Place mall, prompting a lockdown. Police later confirmed that there were no gunshots. (more...)
Romanian President Denies Premiership to Muslim Woman
- December 28, 2016

The PSD had proposed Sevil Shhaideh , a 52-year-old Muslim woman who is a close associate of PSD power broker Liviu Dragnea who was ruled out of the job due to a conviction in a 2012 referendum rigging case. The PSD nominated her after its resounding election win on 11 December when its pledges to raise pensions and implement tax cuts secured it about 45% of the vote. (more...)
U.S. woman gangrape case: DCW issues notice to Delhi Police
- December 28, 2016

The Commission also sought the status report in the case stating that they have come to know through a news article that the victim has found the investigation process "unsatisfactory". She has recorded her statement before the court and the police. In her statement, the woman said she had come to India on a group tour of 25-30 people organised by a Pennsylvania-based firm. (more...)
Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Southern Chile; Tsunami Threat Issued
- December 28, 2016

In order to avoid the threat posed by a possible tsunami, an alert was issued by Chile's National Emergency Office (ONEMI), mandating the evacuation of almost 5,000 people from the affected region. The area experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There was report of some damage to highways, he said. The state-run oil company ENAP said its Bio Bio refinery in southern Chile was operating normally. (more...)
Erdogan: Turkish President claims US-led forces have supported ISIS
- December 28, 2016

He said that the United States was providing ISIS and Kurdish groups with supplies despite the fact, he said, that Turkey had been the one accused of supporting ISIS in the past. Erdogan said the Saudi and Qatari governments have lately "shown goodwill and given support" to Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed on an earlier suggestion to bring together representatives of the Syrian regime and opposition in Kazakhstan. (more...)
No change for Australia's cricket team against Pakistan No change for Australia's cricket team against Pakistan
- December 27, 2016

It was Nathan Lyon who opened the account for Australia, getting Aslam caught at first slip in the 12th over of the game. Australia and Pakistan will lock their horns for the second match of the series on December 26, 2016, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne . (more...)
Chinese carrier carries out fighter drills on open seas
- December 27, 2016

The Western Pacific exercise comes amid new tension with Taiwan, following U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's telephone call with the island's president. "I don't know why we have to be bound by a "One China" policy, unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade," Trump said. (more...)
Carrie Fisher in hospital after medical emergency on plane Carrie Fisher in hospital after medical emergency on plane
- December 25, 2016

The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. She was rushed to UCLA Medical Center by the Los Angeles Fire Department and is now on a ventilator. Todd Fisher told the press that Carrie was receiving "excellent care" but he did not state her condition. Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew said: "Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favourite princess right now". (more...)
Modi, Rahul Indulge in Political Ping-Pong in Poll-Bound UP Modi, Rahul Indulge in Political Ping-Pong in Poll-Bound UP
- December 25, 2016

On December 9, Gandhi had claimed there would be an "earthquake" in the country if he was allowed to speak on the matter in the Lok Sabha. He also said , "I never imagined that some politicians will so openly support the corrupt". "Just 6 percent of black money is in cash.I don't know why PM Modi has made this 6 percent black money his target, not the 94 per cent", he said. Accusing the government of not allowing him to speak in Parliament, Gandhi had earlier said that "an natural disaster ... (more...)
Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer
- December 25, 2016

When the greenback rises, it makes dollar-denominated commodities such as oil more expensive for holders of other currencies. Iran, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, had been initially hesitant to cut production, but as Saudi Arabia - OPEC's largest producer - agreed to bear the lion's share of reductions, the landmark deal was agreed at the end of last month. (more...)
Endangered Puget Sound Orca Found Dead off Canadian Coast
- December 24, 2016

The department is investigating what caused the blunt force trauma. The population now totals 79. Sunshine Coast RCMP said they were notified by the Sechelt Indian Band that it had located the dead orca, believed to be a mature male, near the Trail Islands on its territory, and planned to bring it on land for an autopsy. (more...)
Kremlin says nearly all dialogue with USA is frozen - RIA Kremlin says nearly all dialogue with USA is frozen - RIA
- December 23, 2016

One month before President-elect Donald Trump takes office - and, if the Senate approves, appoints a man who has been recognized for his friendship with Moscow to secretary of state - the Kremlin wasn't showing signs of optimism for the incoming administration. (more...)
Donald Trump Isn't on Metro's Inauguration SmarTrip Card Donald Trump Isn't on Metro's Inauguration SmarTrip Card
- December 23, 2016

For the 2009 and 2013 inaugurations, WMATA put President Obama literally front and center on their commemorative cards. Notably absent? Any reference to the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States: Donald Trump . While the card does mention it to commemorate the "58th presidential inauguration celebration", the card does not mention who is being inaugurated. George Bush also didn't appear on the then-paper farecards, apparently because there wasn't a "large public interest in" his ... (more...)
IS conflict: 14 Turkish soldiers dead in worst day's loss yet IS conflict: 14 Turkish soldiers dead in worst day's loss yet
- December 23, 2016

The news agency claimed two suicide attacks had left 70 Turkish troops dead. According to Heidu, 14 people, including four children from one family, were killed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Turkish General Staff in a written statement said 90 Daesh targets had been destroyed in airstrikes on Al-Bab, while 160 terrorists were killed during Thursday's clashes. (more...)
United Nations to set up Syrian war crime panel
- December 23, 2016

The General Assembly called upon all states and parties to the conflict in the Middle East country to "cooperate fully" with the created structure and commission of inquiry. Syrian allies Russian Federation and Iran also spoke against the resolution. Others praised the establishment of the new panel: "The General Assembly today demonstrated that it can take the reins on questions of justice in the face of Security Council deadlock", Balkees Jarrah, senior worldwide justice counsel at Human ... (more...)
Snow showers return to Pittsburgh area for first week of winter Snow showers return to Pittsburgh area for first week of winter
- December 22, 2016

A separate warning for wind is in place across western Scotland today with thundery outbreaks and gales forecast. Stormy weather is expected to sweep across the United Kingdom over the Christmas weekend, with the country set to take a battering from gales and heavy rain. (more...)
Priebus backs Trump, 'Don't want that drone back'
- December 21, 2016

The standoff started last week after a Chinese submarine rescue ship close to the USNS Bowditch , an oceanographic survey vessel operating northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines, took possession of the US drone. "The U.S. will continue to investigate the events surrounding this incident and address any additional findings with the Chinese, as part of our ongoing diplomatic dialogues and the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement Mechanism ", Cook added. (more...)
Momentum Stocks in Focus: NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN)
- December 21, 2016

That beat estimates of 43 cents per share. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Nike from a sell rating to a hold rating and set a $56.94 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, August 29th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $52.72 per share, for a total transaction of $52,720.00. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Nike by 0.5% in the third quarter. (more...)
Top Palestinian official warns of harsh consequences of moving United States embassy
- December 21, 2016

And he's known for his controversial rhetoric. He is also now the president-elect's choice to serve as the United States ambassador to Israel. The Orthodox Jewish lawyer from NY has suggested Trump would support Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank, effectively eliminating the possibility of a Palestinian state. (more...)
Berlin attack: police chief doubtful concrete barriers could have stopped lorry Berlin attack: police chief doubtful concrete barriers could have stopped lorry
- December 21, 2016

United Kingdom security services have warned of the risk of terror attacks on "large crowds of soft target civilians" by Islamic State and al-Qaeda during the festive season. A " suspicious person", thought to be the driver, was arrested around a mile and a half from the scene, authorities said. The incident bears a strong resemblance to the attack in Nice, France, in July which a Tunisian-born French resident drove a 19-ton truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, murdering 86 ... (more...)
'Terrible tragedy': 41 Russians die of alcohol poisoning after drinking bath lotion
- December 21, 2016

Boyaryshnik labels claim the liquid contains 93% ethanol, hawthorn extract and lemon oils. "Undoubtedly, this is a bad tragedy, " Peskov said. The label on the bath oil said it contained ethanol, and people drank the product as a cheap alternative to alcohol, which is a common practice in Russian Federation, the Post reported . (more...)
"Vicious" comment was a joke, says Donald Trump
- December 20, 2016

Trump spent almost an hour recounting his election night victory, in essentially a blow-by-blow account of his seemingly impossible wins in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in his path to victory. And he joked that he had booked a small ballroom for his election night party so, if he lost, he "could get out!" "It's genius, I'm telling you". However, this is not Trump's first stop in the Port City. (more...)
"Surreal" is Merriam-Webster's 2016 Word of the Year
- December 20, 2016

Surreal sent people flocking to the dictionary on four notable occasions this year, Sokolowski explained: When coordinated explosions across Brussels shook the Belgian capital in March; during July's violent coup in Turkey; after the terror attack launched on the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, and after former reality television star Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in November. (more...)
Apple Officially Appeals EU's Decision On Back Taxes
- December 20, 2016

European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager , who brought the case against the iPhone maker, said Apple's effective 2011 Irish tax rate was just 0.05 percent, despite it earning 16 billion euros there. To offer a bit of context, the Commission found that Irish tax officials and Apple had struck deals which amounted to state-aid between 1991 and 2007. (more...)
Putin and Tillerson Talk Drilling the Arctic on Saturday Night Live Putin and Tillerson Talk Drilling the Arctic on Saturday Night Live
- December 19, 2016

Shortly after that, Baldwin's Trump seemed to be jolted by a sound coming from the chimney, and he asked "What's that sound?". And later in the show , Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton shows up Love Actually-style to try to convince a Trump elector not to vote for him when the electoral college meets Monday. (more...)
Oil rises on Goldman forecast, signs producers complying with cuts
- December 19, 2016

Nigeria's Pengassan union will begin withdrawing members from Exxon Mobil Corp oil platforms and shut down production as early as the weekend if the company doesn't reinstate workers, said Paul Edoigbe, a union leader in Eket. According to Reuters, Oil rose on Friday, edging closer to new 17-month highs as producers showed signs of adhering to a global deal to reduce output. (more...)
Ice storm warning issued for north central Ohio Ice storm warning issued for north central Ohio
- December 19, 2016

Winds were expected to be 15-20 miles per hour both ahead and behind the front, with a few gusts possible up to 35 miles per hour. Sunday will be "brutally cold", Frye said, with temperatures in the teens and a biting wind. Temperatures will trend much colder in areas behind the cold front today. Ice on area roads today is expected to make driving unsafe. The forecast calls for a high of 56 degrees today with another round of showers expected to dump anywhere from a tenth to a quarter of ... (more...)
Thousands still trapped as evacuations cease in Aleppo Thousands still trapped as evacuations cease in Aleppo
- December 19, 2016

A rebel representative told AFP an agreement had been reached to allow more people to leave the city which has been ravaged by some of the worst violence of the almost six-year war that has killed more than 310,000 people. "There are 50,000 people, including 40,000 civilians unfortunate enough to live in that part of the city. It is very often they are facing impossible choices and this all occurs at the very individual level and it is hard to compare with anything else", he said. (more...)
Obama vows to send 'clear message' to Putin, warns Trump Obama vows to send 'clear message' to Putin, warns Trump
- December 18, 2016

Russia's gonna Russia, Obama said. Obama yesterday warned that the United States would take action against Moscow after the White House accused Putin of direct involvement in cyber attacks created to influence the U.S. Trump himself tried to give Obama the benefit of the doubt, calling Earnest a "foolish guy" during a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Thursday night and suggesting that he was "getting his orders from somebody else". (more...)
I Feel Like Resigning: Advani I Feel Like Resigning: Advani
- December 17, 2016

Rajya Sabha had cleared it two days ago and Lok Sabha hurriedly passed it on the final day after a short discussion. Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader A.P. It was finally adjourned for the day after 2 p.m.as the opposition members demanded a debate on demonetisation and plight of farmers while those on the treasury benches sought a debate on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. (more...)
CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Brownsville Because of Zika
- December 17, 2016

According to the CDC, local spread of Zika by mosquitoes has also been reported in Mexico along the border and the CDC has had a similar notice for travel to Mexico since December 10, 2015. The study was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association . Of the mothers without Zika, 42% of them had contracted chikungunya, compared to just 3% of the women who also had Zika. (more...)