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Trump administration OKs plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, officials say

Trump administration OKs plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, officials say Russian officials are slamming the Trump administration's plan to provide anti-tank missiles and other heavy arms to Ukraine, saying the long-awaited move to bolster the country's defenses "crossed a line" and is one they "cannot remain indifferent to". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom queen laments terror attacks in Christmas message

United Kingdom queen laments terror attacks in Christmas message In March, the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack saw four pedestrians and a police officer killed, while eight others were killed when three terrorists in a vehicle ploughed into bystanders on London Bridge and then embarked on a knife rampage in Borough Market in June. [Full Article...]

Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference

Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference The president - speaking to five members of the military deployed in Kuwait, Qatar, Guantanamo Bay and aboard the USS Sampson - thanked the troops and families of service members overseas. Trump told the troops that "every American heart" is thankful for them and is asking God to watch over them and their families. "As we celebrate this most precious holiday, we're grateful for each of you who s... [Full Article...]

Family displaced days before Christmas after house fire

Family displaced days before Christmas after house fire The fire heavily damaged the first floor of the house before it was extinguished. "It breaks your heart on Christmas Eve, but shows you how good people really are". [Full Article...]

White Christmas watch: Snow predicted overnight Sunday for Santa's arrival

White Christmas watch: Snow predicted overnight Sunday for Santa's arrival Gulliver urged travelers to reduce speed and give plenty of room to other motorists and snow and ice equipment. Winds could gust as high as 50 miles per hour and will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Richwood comes in at 46 percent, followed by Summersville at 32 percent, Beckley and Lewisburg at 30 percent, Renick at 26 percent, Union at 23 percent, Bluestone Lake at 17 percent, Pinevill... [Full Article...]

Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow Photos taken at the scene show the bus on the steps leading into the underground passageway. The incident was caught on CCTV and the footage of the accident was posted on social media showing a bus veering off the road and plunging down the steps of a pedestrian underpass, crushing several people beneath its wheels. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Christmas Eve across southeast MI

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Christmas Eve across southeast MI Plan on hard travel conditions, especially Monday morning. The rest of Thursday afternoon: A 40 percent chance of snow. Those under the Winter Weather Advisory may see between half an inch to an inch of snow; elsewhere, a dusting to a quarter of an inch of snow is expected. [Full Article...]

Law gifts toy auto to Jenner

Law gifts toy auto to Jenner Clearly, its size didn't take away from the mother of six's joy , with Jenner writing, " My girl didn't disappoint . Thank you @belvederevodka @simonhuck for making sure we aren't thirsty over here!" "She added the hashtags: "#bffsforever #christmassurprise #jlaw #soexcited". [Full Article...]

Mumbai gets India's first ever air- conditioned local train

Mumbai gets India's first ever air- conditioned local train Remaining one service will run as a slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, and will halt at all stations. Gupta said, "This AC local is being run through a prototype coach and we will invite feedback from commuters and incorporate it in our next fleet of coaches". [Full Article...]

Turkey Dismisses people linked to Terrorist Organizations

Turkey Dismisses people linked to Terrorist Organizations The dismissed personnel were found to be members of, or linked to, "terror" groups, structures and entities that act against national security, according to the decree. based cleric who Ankara accuses of orchestrating last year's attempted coup, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday. "Thus in the ministries and state departments, there will not be a problem of disruption due to lack of pe... [Full Article...]

Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget

Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget The ambassador went on to say that she hopes to help make even more reductions in the UN's budget in the years to come. "The move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States was an arbitrary, unjust and baseless move that defied history and tenets of justice", said National Conference president and Member of Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah (December 22), adding "India, by v... [Full Article...]

ISIS claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

ISIS claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul Monday's bombing comes a week after Islamic State claimed an attack on a National Directorate of Security training facility in Kabul . The IS claimed responsibility for the attack that went on for five hours. Three people lost their lives and one got injured in a suicide blast in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul on Monday. It has frequently fought Taliban militants and has been heavily target... [Full Article...]

UAE briefly imposes travel ban on Tunisian women

UAE briefly imposes travel ban on Tunisian women Tunisian political parties, on Saturday, condemned the UAE's decision to ban Tunisian women from traveling to or from its territory and onboard its planes. "They [Emirates Airlines staff] told me that a Tunisian woman under the age of 30, with a Tunisian passport, can't get on the Emirates flight", she said. [Full Article...]

Norad tracks Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

Norad tracks Santa Claus on Christmas Eve The yearly tradition of tracking Santa's exact whereabouts during Christmas Eve dates back to 1955 when a local ad to speak directly with Santa printed the wrong phone number, instead directing children to a military defense operations center. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Sends His Support to the Troops Ahead of Christmas

Donald Trump Sends His Support to the Troops Ahead of Christmas He singled out the Coast Guard for the service's work during a series of deadly US hurricanes that caused billions of dollars in damage and that parts of the country are still recovering from. First lady Melania Trump led the NORAD tracking via phones with children, as part of the tradition. "He talks about [saying Merry Christmas] a lot", said Steven Abebe, 47, an Uber driver from Arlington, Virg... [Full Article...]

AIMPLB asks for withdrawing Triple Talaq bill, shocking says BJP

AIMPLB asks for withdrawing Triple Talaq bill, shocking says BJP Rs Rs Its outrageous that the government drafted the bill on an important issue like divorce and likely to table it in Lok Sabha without consulting the stakeholders -the muslim personal law board, experts on Islamic law and women organizations. [Full Article...]

Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, backing Trump

Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, backing Trump Romania was among the 35 countries that abstained at the UN General Assembly vote Thursday condemning President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Abbas on a visit to Paris urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts, insisting he'll no longer accept any US plans for Mideast peace because of the Trump's position on Jerusalem, which Palestinians s... [Full Article...]

First Alert Forecast: Cold front brings scattered rain, cold temperatures

First Alert Forecast: Cold front brings scattered rain, cold temperatures By the lunch hour and early afternoon snow showers are expected to be widespread throughout the area. It will remain breezy through Christmas day , with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs staying in the low 50s. Overnight lows will bottom out in the low-mid 20's making for a cold one. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s sunny skies. For the New Years weekend the models are still ha... [Full Article...]

Virginia Parents Killed By Daughter's Neo-Nazi Boyfriend

Mrs Kuhn-Fricker even told the private school both youngsters attended she was concerned about the boy's behaviour after seeing he had been spreading hate on Twitter. Police declined to respond to The Washington Post's report . A teenager has been charged with fatally shooting a northern Virginia couple in their home. [Full Article...]

Seconds Before Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Made Comment About 'Over Speed Condition'

Seconds Before Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Made Comment About 'Over Speed Condition' They also said a safety system known as positive train control , which automatically slows trains if they go too fast, was not installed on the rail line. It did not appear the engineer placed the brake handle in emergency-braking mode. "What kind of brake application did he apply?" The NTSB began its investigation into the accident on Monday. [Full Article...]


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