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Iraqi Forces Secure Key Buildings in East Mosul

Iraqi Forces Secure Key Buildings in East Mosul Nearly all of the east has been recaptured by US-backed Iraqi forces fighting to drive the jihadists out of the city, Isis's last major stronghold in Iraq . Improved coordination between different military branches, plus new tactics and better defences against the vehicle bombs has helped them gain new momentum against Islamic State in Mosul since the turn of the year, US and Iraqi military offic... [Full Article...]

Princess Margaret's former husband has died, Buckingham Palace confirms

Princess Margaret's former husband has died, Buckingham Palace confirms Buckingham Palace said the Queen had been informed of the death of her former brother-in-law, but made no further comment. He remains the only photographer to have had sittings with 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest running monarch. [Full Article...]

'The Meaning of Michelle': Writers Pen Love Letters to the First Lady

'The Meaning of Michelle': Writers Pen Love Letters to the First Lady We're certainly going to miss her. Obama, standing by her man, laughed said, "That's my boo!" "It has been surprisingly emotional for all of us in ways that we didn't expect". While everyone counts down the final days for the Obamas, Stevie Wonder used his musical talents to pay tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama. "Thank you, Barack", she begins, "for proving you're not a lame duck, but my v... [Full Article...]

BSF Jawan Targetted For Speaking Up And Exposing Reality, Says His Family

As a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan's Facebook videos of "poor food" caused national outrage, it has emerged that barely a few weeks before the disclosure, the Home ministry had disallowed the security personnel from posting details of service and operational matters on social networking sites . [Full Article...]

Dairy Queen owner loses store after reportedly using racial slur with customer

Dairy Queen owner loses store after reportedly using racial slur with customer So, she called the authorities. He replied "Bill Clinton then said better yet I'm Donald Trump", Ford posted . "He did it with my children in the back". On Jan. 5 the company released a statement, in which they labeled the owner's actions " inexcusable, reprehensible and unacceptable ". In retaliation, Ford made a Facebook post detailing the exchange, including the number and address of Cri... [Full Article...]

Sainsbury's Sales Beat Estimates as Grocers Get Christmas Boost

Sainsbury's Sales Beat Estimates as Grocers Get Christmas Boost Sainsbury's , which completed its acquisition of Argos-owner Home Retail a year ago, said sales total sales excluding fuel were up 0.8% for the 15 weeks to January 7 and like-for-like retail sales were up 0.1%. Third-quarter revenue also topped projections at the Argos general-merchandise chain after its acquisition previous year. Sainsbury's standalone sales rose 0.8% in the period, or 0.1% on ... [Full Article...]

USA hits Russian Federation with new sanctions

USA hits Russian Federation with new sanctions Washington expelled 35 Russian diplomats last month over United States accusations that Russia influenced the November 8 presidential election in favour of Trump and against his opponent, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. However, the Kremlin had rejected such accusations and on Tuesday expressed its readiness to further cooperate with the US. "They are amateurish and are hardly worthy of t... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton makes rare appearance, gets standing ovation at 'The Color Purple'

Hillary Clinton makes rare appearance, gets standing ovation at 'The Color Purple' Clinton was attending the show with husband Bill and daughter Chelsea, according to the Times . She received three standing ovations from the sold-out crowd upon her arrival and when she was acknowledged by the cast of the show. Several thanked Clinton and told her, "God bless you". However, Pence, who went to see "Hamilton" with his family following the November 8 election, was booed by th... [Full Article...]

Iran capitalizes on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels

Iran capitalizes on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels While producers from Iraq to Kuwait say they have started to curb supply, an increase from countries such as Libya - exempt from cuts - could put pressure on prices. The uptick was the 10th straight week of rig-count growth and the US now has the highest number of rigs in operation, at 529, since December 2015. Production data from major OPEC producers won't be available until mid-February, ... [Full Article...]

'It's Over': Congress Certifies Trump's Electoral College Victory

'It's Over': Congress Certifies Trump's Electoral College Victory Maxine Waters, D-Calif., famously proclaimed. Jayapal said she understands Biden's decision, but would have liked to have been given the opportunity to speak. The moment will live in infamy however when Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) attempted to put forth debate about long lines outside voting locations in order to delegitimize 16 electoral college votes from Georgia. [Full Article...]

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) to Sell Majority Stake in China

The agreement, which includes 20-year mass franchise rights, values the business at about US$2.08 billion (S$3 billion), Citic said in a statement to the Hong Kong exchange yesterday. Both McDonald's and Yum Brands have been facing ever growing competition from cheaper local rivals, predominantly in China, where they are trying to pull through the food safety scares. [Full Article...]

Gunman at large after wounding USA consular official in Mexico

Gunman at large after wounding USA consular official in Mexico In another, a thinner man in red shorts and a gray tank top is shown at a garage parking payment machine. The FBI is now offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to identifying the suspect. Although the video of the attack suggests that the shooter deliberately targeted the victim, previous attacks on USA officials in Mexico have turned out to be mistakes. [Full Article...]

Charles Manson seriously ill, taken to hospital

Manson, 82, has spent almost his entire life in prison and is serving nine consecutive life sentences. Born in OH in 1934 to a teen mother, Manson became the face for the underbelly of the 1960s hippie era establishing a ragtag "family" of followers, who lived in makeshift communes in Southern California. [Full Article...]

United Nations security council's recent resolution: victory or defeat?

United Nations security council's recent resolution: victory or defeat? Kerry warned that there was only a two-year window left for creating a Palestinian state. What I take issue with is when he said it. Because it was the sort of speech that would have made great leadership sense if only Kerry had given it several years ago. [Full Article...]

Daytime showers, heavy rain tonight, winter weather late week

Daytime showers, heavy rain tonight, winter weather late week Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts to around 25 miles per hour. A complex storm system will bring mixed precipitation to St. Lawrence County Monday night and early Tuesday , the service says. Tuesday Night: Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. In areas that have seen more rain during the day, temps will fall slightly due to evaporational cooling, before holding steady and then risi... [Full Article...]

Mulayam Singh Expels Son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav for 6 years

Mulayam Singh Expels Son and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav for 6 years With a touch of déjà vu, he added that the feud in the family was over and all was now well. "That is why we are expelling Akhilesh and Ramgopal", Mulayam said at a press conference in Lucknow . Shortly after Ramgopal Yadav's announcements, Akhilesh Yadav declared he continued to regard " Netaji " - as Mulayam Singh is widely known - as his father but spoke harshly against Shivpal Yadav. [Full Article...]

Fights breaks out at Patrick Henry Mall

Fights breaks out at Patrick Henry Mall Police in the Cleveland suburb evacuated the mall after teens had been running through the shopping center amid incorrect reports that shots had been fired. Some of the roughly 1,000 teens had reportedly thrown water bottles and Gatorade from the mall's mezzanine level. Police later described it as "multiple skirmishes inside of the mall". [Full Article...]

Santa Monica synagogue smeared with feces and food during Hanukkah

Santa Monica synagogue smeared with feces and food during Hanukkah Rabbi Borsch Rabinowitz arrived to the Living Torah Center to find feces smeared across the front of the synagogue. "Really disturbed by that", said Dovid Tenenbaum , assistant rabbi at the synagogue. "We didn't think somebody could make off with something that big", Miryum Mochkin, co-director of the North Beach branch of Chabad, told the Gate , adding that Chabad considers it a hate crime. [Full Article...]

PSD threaten to seek Romanian president's suspension over refusal to appoint PM

Analysts believe that the president's decision would cause major political turmoil in Romania , as Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea said Wednesday after the consultations with Iohannis that he would not make another proposal in case the president refuses to appoint Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from the ethnic Tatar minority. [Full Article...]

Indian Men Arrested After US Tourist Accused Them of Rape

Last month the victim had written to Delhi police commissioner Alok Verma that the four men raped her in April. The police had identified the man and had contacted him while he was in Nepal. During questioning, the suspects told investigators that the woman was trying to falsely implicate them because she had accompanied them to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, the monument of love, a day after accusi... [Full Article...]


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