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Looking forward to a constructive Winter Session of Parliament: PM Modi

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Naidu reminded the MPs that the House has to effectively highlight the will, aspirations and hope of the people but also added that the lawmakers should respect the mandate. Agriculture distress, GST rollout and alleged misuse of enforcement agencies are some of the other issues the Opposition will rake up to attack the Government. Read More »

Egypt condemns terror attack on Somalia police camp

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Kahiye Police Academy and targeted officers rehearsing for Somalia's Police Day celebrations scheduled for December 20, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Officers said the toll could have been far worse had the attacker killed himself in the center of the crowd. Read More »

Ring in the new year with The Salvation Army

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He added. Other areas in the division now at less than 30 percent of their goal include Bradford, Franklin, Greenville, New Castle, Punxsutawney and Warren. The Salvation Army is urging donors to take advantage of tax relief by donating their IRA charitable rollover distributions to The Salvation Army, Genesee County. Read More »

Keep your Christmas tree hydrated

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While some will opt for the convenience of a pre-lit faux tree this Christmas, others will revel in the delight of a fresh pine, fir or spruce. Police say the man did not disclose a motive. It may seem insignificant, but a dry Christmas tree can pose a real danger to your home. Two of his three locations - 8445 SW 72nd Ave. and 8200 SW 104th St. Read More »

Robin Roberts To Omarosa: Bye Felicia

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Manigault says she's not giving out details yet because she still has to work in the White House for a month, but man, it's still going to be super awkward since she basically just promised to hang everyone out to dry as soon as she leaves. Read More »

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama special Senate election

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But there are questions on whether Moore will be the subject of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation given the sexual misconduct allegations against him. The alleged harassment comes a day after Gwen Moore sent a letter to the Senate Sergeant at Arms, asking Congress to share what "preventative steps are being taken to safeguard Senate Pages from the predatory conduct of U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump's stand on North Korea unchanged: White House

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December 12, 2017. "We are ready to have the first meeting without precondition". Diplomacy will continue for as long as it can, with the aim of creating meaningful engagement with Pyongyang, Tillerson said, but he added that, "we have a strong military presence standing behind us. Read More »

Esty defends Gillibrand, calls Trump tweet a "sexist attack"

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If Trump refuses to resign, Gillibrand told CNN that Congress should launch a sweeping investigation into the President, who stands accused of sexually harassing or assaulting almost two dozen women. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) was at Tuesday morning Bible study-a rare bipartisan activity on Capitol Hill-with Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired back, accusing Trump of "trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame" Gillibrand. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory in effect, below average temps for workweek

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A winter weather advisory for western Greenbrier County also was issued Monday for 7 a.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday. The morning hours will be brutal, with many neighborhoods waking up to readings in the upper teens (mountains and foothills) to the lower 20s (Charlotte and Piedmont). Read More »

Iraq Claims War On Islamic State Is Over

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Three years after the group calling itself Islamic State overran about a third of Iraqi territory, the government says the last of ISIL fighters have been driven from the country. Iraqi people fleeing Mosul in February. "Fighting corruption is an extension of liberation battles". The UK also warned of ISIS still posing a threat to Iraq. Read More »

Highlights, New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Hamilton

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Despite losing Wagner and Blundell, Boult and Southee refused to go down without a fight and amassed a 61-run partnership before New Zealand were bowled out for 373 when Southee was caught and bowled by Roach for 31. Television replays, which were not requested by the batting side, hinted that despite Southee's athletic effort the ball might in fact just have touched the ground. Read More »

Clashes erupt outside United States embassy in Beirut

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President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Despite calls to keep the demonstration peaceful, clashes broke out as crowds threw plastic water bottles, stones and sticks at the police. "Some demonstrators were wounded". It also triggered denunciations from around the world, even from close allies like France, that suggested he had needlessly stirred more conflict in an already volatile region. Read More »

Abu Dhabi authorities revealed as buyers of $450m 'Leonardo painting'

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The painting, called Salvator Mundi , was purchased for a record-breaking $450 million (or £335 million) by Abu Dhabi's department of culture and tourism. Buyers from the Middle East and Asia have been snapping up masterpieces to fill regional museums in China and the Middle East. Da Vinci painted Salvator Mundi possibly for King Louis XII of France and his consort, Anne of Brittany, according to Christie's . Read More »

Nikki Haley: Jerusalem Decision Will Speed Up Middle East Peace Process

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people " in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there. "I know that he was elected", Haley said, "but, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. So when we see it, we call them out on it". Read More »

Scrapping Pence-Abbas talks 'counterproductive': White House aide

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Retaliatory Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants before dawn, as unrest simmered over US President Donald Trump's controversial declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital . "We express our appreciation to all United Nations Security Council members who have taken a position of courage and principle and have rejected and condemned the irresponsible decision of the US Administration to unilaterally and illegally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ... Read More »

Pope wants better translation of Lord's Prayer

But Pope Francis is now saying if you feel that irresistible pull toward that which you shouldn't do, don't blame God for it. The Lord's Prayer is a universal part of the Christian liturgical tradition, and is taken from the words of Jesus in the Gospels Matthew and Luke. Read More »

Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili

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Georgia stripped his citizenship after his move to Ukraine, and Poroshenko this summer rescinded his Ukrainian citizenship, leaving Saakashvili stateless. He previously served as governor of the southern Odessa region after being appointed by Mr Poroshenko in 2015. Prosecutors, who say Mr Saakashvili is being funded by businessmen close to Russian Federation, released audio and video recordings which they say proved he had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the criminal group. Read More »

Pakistan allows Kulbhushan's meeting with wife, mother on Dec 25

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Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal during his weekly news briefing here Friday said a staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting. However, after request from India, Jadhav's mother was also allowed to visit him. India had urged Pakistan to also permit Jadhav's mother to accompany the wife. Read More »

Winter storm hitting Deep South not expected to impact Northeast Mississippi

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Thursday until 12 p.m. Friday for all counties in South Mississippi. Some wind accompanied by rain or more accumulating snow is possible Monday night into Tuesday, the weather service said. This is the biggest question mark with Friday morning forecast. There may be a few hours before sunrise Friday where the cold air and moisture overlap to produce light snow showers, especially south of I-10. Read More »

Netflix's Black Mirror Reveals Season 4 Trailer, Release Date

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Black Mirror's new season arrives just in time to see off 2017 in the most apt way: streaming a television show about how technology reflects the worst of humankind. Meanwhile, The Independent recently sat down with creator, showrunner, and writer Charlie Brooker to discuss the upcoming episodes . In this episode's futuristic world, a dating app (or "system", as they call it) not only decides who you can date, but decides when your relationship will expire. Read More »

Goldstone Followed Up On Trump Tower Meet With Trump Aide, His Client

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Those emails made it clear that goal of the meeting was based on the claim that the Kremlin-linked lawyer could deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton , a prospect that elicited a response from Trump Jr. Trump Jr. met with members of the House intelligence committee from 10 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, though the panel took breaks for votes during the day. Read More »

Shooting reported at high school in New Mexico

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Authorities said the shooter had died but did not specify whether that person was among the three reported dead. A crowd of nervous parents initially gathered outside City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children. Read More »

Man acquitted in Kate Steinle murder trial to face federal firearm charges

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The charges, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possessing a firearm and ammunition as an illegal alien, could bring Zarate a 10-year prison sentence. The day after the trial, federal authorities said they would seek to gain custody of Garcia Zarate and eventually deport him . In the state's murder and manslaughter case against Zarate, his defense lawyers said he found the weapon and it accidently discharged, shooting Steinle as he held it. Read More »

Texas cheerleader's invisible box challenge goes viral

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To do the trick , people have to step onto the "box" with one foot, and swing the other over it. Freshman football player Dontez Hines of Indiana's Anderson University demonstrated it in a tweet in August. "It's essentially a one-legged hop where you move the floating foot so it stays over the same spot, but smooth, keeping the cadence of walking". "Very explosive hip flexor, abdominal and glute strength is what is driving the leg up and over the box". Read More »

Starbucks opens its biggest cafe yet, 30000 square feet in Shanghai, China

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The coffee giant even partnered with another retail powerhouse, Alibaba Group, to create Starbucks' first augmented reality experience. The outlet, which is approximately half the size of a soccer field, was described by Starbucks as a "state-of-the-art premium reserve roastery" and has been specifically created to attract affluent, white-collar Chinese consumers, according to the Financial Times . Read More »

Mueller spent $6.7M in Russian Federation probe

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Sekulow was responding to a report from German business newspaper Handelsblatt that Mueller had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank as part of his investigation into possible Russian involvement in the US presidential election campaign. Read More »

Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump

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Green argued that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office. Green and his allies were criticized for the effort, with the White House labeling them as "extremists". Read More »

Recent clashes in Yemen capital killed at least 234: ICRC

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The Iranian-backed rebels, known as Houthis, killed Saleh on Monday, days after their alliance with him broke down amid clashes in the capital, Sanaa . The extent of Iranian support to the Houthis has been debated, but the US and Britain have assisted the Saudi-led coalition with intelligence and refueling support for its airstrikes. Read More »

Rep. John Conyers Announces Retirement Amid Misconduct Accusations

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This morning Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), the longest-serving member of the House, told The Mildred Gaddis Show that he's "retiring today". Conyers, who was first elected in 1964 and went on to become a founding member in 1971 of the Congressional Black Caucus , easily won re-election past year to his 27th term in the heavily Democratic district. Read More »

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Puigdemont

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On Monday, a Belgian court said it would rule on December 14 whether to extradite Puigdemont whilst a court in Spain made a decision to keep the former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras and three other senior Catalan politicians in jail on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Read More »