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Spain PM willing to talk with Catalonia leaders

Spain PM willing to talk with Catalonia leaders This is the case in Catalonia , where the biggest single party after Thursday's vote supports union with the rest of Spain but its secessionist rivals are more likely to form a coalition. With nearly 100 percent of votes counted, 25.3 percent of voters cast their ballots for the pro-unity Citizens party , thus ensuring 37 mandates. "The Catalan republic has beaten the Spanish monarchy", Puigde... [Full Article...]

VP Pence pays surprise visit to United States troops in Afghanistan

More important, Pence says, is the new authority Trump has granted USA military personnel on the ground to fight more effectively alongside Afghan soldiers. "The security situation remained highly volatile, as the Taliban and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP) showed continued capacity for inflicting mass casualties amid increased Afghan and global air strikes", said ... [Full Article...]

Saudi 'intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh'

Saudi 'intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh' Saudi air defences on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the Saudi capital Riyadh, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya reported in a news flash quoting a Saudi-led military coalition. The Saudi forces, he added, dismantled the missile before it could do any damage. Nikki Haley has been leading the USA campaign implicating Iran in the last Yemeni missile attack on Riyadh on Nove... [Full Article...]

Fire breaks out at London Zoo

Fire breaks out at London Zoo The Zoo is situated in the London's Regent's Park and is the the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Around half of the zoo's adventure cafe and shop is now alight, the London Fire Brigade reported. A fire which broke out at London Zoo earlier this morning has been brought under control . We'd like to reassure you that the fire is now under control. [Full Article...]

Inexperienced gentle for Trump's Irish wall at Doonbeg

Inexperienced gentle for Trump's Irish wall at Doonbeg President Trump past year pulled plans for more extensive coastal protection works at Doonbeg amid fierce oppositions to a 200,000 tonne, 2.8km (two mile) sea defence. hedge fund placed it into receivership. In recent years, winter storms have eroded several metres of beach and dune by the exclusive golf resort. However, Tony Lowes, spokesman for Friends of the Irish Environment , told AFP ... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia shot Houthi missile toward Riyadh; no casualties reported

Saudi Arabia shot Houthi missile toward Riyadh; no casualties reported Residents of Riyadh posted videos on social media showing a small cloud of smoke in the sky after hearing a loud explosion. Adrian Rankine-Galloway said Tuesday morning, "We are working closely with our Saudi partners to fully understand what took place and to ensure that our Saudi partners have the resources they need to defend their territory against indiscriminate attacks against civilian-inh... [Full Article...]

Trump to sign tax bill before leaving for holiday

Trump to sign tax bill before leaving for holiday The president said New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft said that because of the tax bill he was building "a tremendous paper mill". That includes $ 4 billion for missile defense . Corporations, Trump said, "are literally going wild" about the reductions in the business tax rate. Republicans are trying to navigate the "awful politics" of the tax bill by saying that everybody will "benefit from... [Full Article...]

California wildfire evacuation orders lifted

California wildfire evacuation orders lifted The blaze began December 4 in rural Ventura County and destroyed hundreds of homes as it was spread by strong winds, becoming the second-largest wildfire in recorded state history. Currently, there are more than 2,800 firefighters trying to put down the flames. The fire continued to move slowly through forest but the blaze was 65 percent contained. [Full Article...]

Typhoon kills eight in southern Philippines

Typhoon kills eight in southern Philippines It was forecast to smash into the tip of the western island of Palawan late Saturday, the state weather service said. The casualties, majority inflicted late on Friday, were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said. Four were missing in floods that swamped a highway in the town of Lanao del Sur, rendering it impassable, provincial spokesman Zia Alonto Adiong said. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions orders investigation into accusations against Obama admin

Jeff Sessions orders investigation into accusations against Obama admin Several of them, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were guided by broader policy objectives, including de-escalating the conflict with Iran , curbing its nuclear weapons program and freeing at least four American prisoners held by Tehran, and that some law enforcement efforts were undoubtedly constrained by those concerns. [Full Article...]

Rajasthan bus accident: Death toll rises to 30, PM Modi expresses anguish

Rajasthan bus accident: Death toll rises to 30, PM Modi expresses anguish The police immediately rushed to the spot and carried out the rescue work. "Rescue operation is underway to find any survivors", Subhash Mishra, CO City, said according to ANI . Meanwhile, the injured have been admitted to the hospital. Maman Singh, Superintendent of police, Sawai Madhopur said, "Thirty-two people are killed and 12 bodies have been taken out while three others are seriously injur... [Full Article...]

Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes

Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes But he also acknowledged that some homeowners might not have the cash on-hand to make payments. Shame on you, Governor Cuomo, for trying to hide your 27 new hires while quietly stealing much needed funds from NY state agencies serving the poor and mentally/physically disabled. [Full Article...]

Firefighters gain ground on California fire after winds weaken

Firefighters gain ground on California fire after winds weaken Firefighters battling the big Thomas Fire still smoldering in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties successfully doused hot spots Thursday during another round of Santa Ana winds. The Thomas Fire , which broke out December 4 in Santa Paula, is now the second-largest in California history. About 18,000 homes and other buildings were still listed as threatened. [Full Article...]

BJP's film franchise would be called 'Lie Hard': Rahul Gandhi

BJP's film franchise would be called 'Lie Hard': Rahul Gandhi As newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi chaired his first Congress Working Committee meeting on Friday, he set the tone for an aggressive campaign against the "Modi model" that will be at the heart of the party's agenda in the run-up to the 2019 elections. [Full Article...]

Big lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend

Big lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend Powerball , which also costs $2 per ticket, also offers two payment options: $191 million in cash or the $300 million paid out over 30 payments. Mega Millions will draw on Friday night for a $247 million prize, with Powerball following up on Saturday with a drawing for a $300 million jackpot. [Full Article...]

SF court strikes down Trump's third attempt at travel ban

SF court strikes down Trump's third attempt at travel ban Also on Friday, a federal trial court in Riverside, California, blocked the ban while the case proceeds, making it the fourth to do so, after similar rulings in Baltimore, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Protesters rallied outside Trump International Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 29 against President Donald Trump's refugee travel ban. One other federal appellate court, based in Richmond, Va., is looking at... [Full Article...]

Wintry Mess to Start Holiday Weekend, More Possible on Christmas

Wintry Mess to Start Holiday Weekend, More Possible on Christmas Power outages and downed tree limbs are also likely due to the ice. Snow up to half a foot or 8 inches is expected for southern and central Maine. There's a winter storm warning effect for most of the state until 3 AM Saturday . The Christmas forecast is still looking white - snow is likely, with temperatures reaching the upper twenties. By midday Friday , a weak secondary area of low pressu... [Full Article...]

USA notes Hernandez 'victory' in disputed Honduras vote

USA notes Hernandez 'victory' in disputed Honduras vote But the United States had appeared to be leaning toward endorsing a win for the 49-year-old Hernandez. In a statement , the State Department congratulated Hernandez while also acknowledging widespread irregularities in the November 26 vote and calling for a "robust national dialogue" to overcome political discord in the Central American country, a close ally of the administration. [Full Article...]

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all The new tool, which is available through its "Help Center," marks the first time that Facebook users will be able to find out if they were duped by accounts associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency. Far from shouting the availability of this tool from the rooftops, Facebook waited until the Friday before Christmas, a traditional dumping-ground for items companies would rather go un... [Full Article...]

Featured Stock for Investors: Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL)

About 683,782 shares traded. Carnival (NYSE: CCL ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 19th. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500. First Manhattan Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ). The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. [Full Article...]


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