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Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance
  • World
  • 2017-12-11 09:51:14Z

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies.

US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. The trilateral drill comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared it had achieved nuclear statehood, escalating global alarm over its weapons push. The two-day exercise -- the sixth since June last year -- kicked off in waters near the Korean peninsula and Japan, Seoul's defence ministry said.

Migrants workers in Beijing are being evicted from their premises
Migrants workers in Beijing are being evicted from their premises

Migrants workers in Beijing are being evicted from their premises since Nov. 11. The move came after a deadly fire in Beijing's outskirts that left 19 dead.

Indian police arrests French journalist after filming in Kashmir
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  • 2017-12-11 06:57:32Z

Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said, after he was found filming for a documentary without permission. Comiti Paul Edward was arrested late Sunday in the Kothibagh area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, Senior

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions
After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream

Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams
Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams

The Mets have reportedly discussed a trade involving Matt Harvey with at least two teams.

The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading
The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading

Bitcoin futures are spiking in their first hours of trading. At 9:15 CST, the futures contract that expires in January, which opened at $15,000, was trading at $18,010, according to CBOE Global Markets. The CBOE's competitor exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading its own futures on Dec. 18.

Venezuela socialists winning local vote, Maduro joyous
Venezuela socialists winning local vote, Maduro joyous
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  • 2017-12-11 03:45:41Z

By Eyanir Chinea and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government was on course to sweep Venezuela's nationwide mayoral elections on Sunday, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening his hand ahead of a likely 2018 re-election campaign. With three

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
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  • 2017-12-11 03:37:47Z

The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged ...

Why is America Addicted to Foreign Interventions?
Why is America Addicted to Foreign Interventions?

The United States engaged in forty-six military interventions from 1948-1991, from 1992-2017 that number increased fourfold to 188. At a time when the United States is preparing to increase Pentagon spending and escalate troop deployments overseas, an analysis of U.S. military interventions since the country's founding highlights two important and related dynamics. Second, U.S. military interventions since WWII have only rarely achieved their intended political objectives.

President Trump
President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic Rifts

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.

China
China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist
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  • 2017-12-11 01:05:16Z

Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said last week he took reports very

Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'
Fox News Anchor Fumbles With Facts During Segment On 'Fake News'

During a Sunday segment sounding the alarm about the rise of "fake news" in the mainstream media, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert twice claimed that The Washington Post had fired a reporter over a misleading tweet that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump.

Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province
  • World
  • 2017-12-11 00:11:57Z

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said. The Islamist

No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten by stopping No. 2 Texas 82-75
No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten by stopping No. 2 Texas 82-75

On a day that it honored three of its national championship teams, Tennessee made a statement that it's ready to start competing for titles again. Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell both produced double-doubles Sunday as No. 11 Tennessee outlasted No. 2 Texas 82-75 in a physical matchup of unbeaten

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'

Total nuclear destruction is "only one impulsive tantrum away," this year's Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign.

Gordon Hayward on playing this season: "It
Gordon Hayward on playing this season: "It's definitely in the back of my mind"

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has been going through some grueling physical therapy to aid his recovery from a horrible leg injury he suffered during his first game with the team back in October. Hayward wound up breaking his ankle, likely putting him out for the season. Hayward is making progress in his recovery - he recently was able to take his walking boot off and go for a smaller ankle brace.

Three things we learned from the Manchester Derby
Three things we learned from the Manchester Derby

The Manchester Derby delivered drama in wintry conditions and it also underlined that this is Manchester City's Premier League title to lose. City beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford at a snowy Old Trafford on Sunday, with Pep Guardiola's men setting a new Premier League record for the most consecutive wins in a single season with 14 victories on the spin. Guardiola leads Mourinho all-time with eight wins, seven draws and just four defeats from their 19 encounters, as United suffered their first defeat at home in 41 games in all competitions.

Berlin police say bags of bullets found near Christmas market not linked to terrorism
  • World
  • 2017-12-10 22:20:30Z

There is no reason to suspect that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market and mosque in western Berlin have anything to do with terrorism and the find was related neither to the market nor to the mosque, police said on Sunday. Asked about a possible link with terrorism, a police spokesman

Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime
Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers came back to set the stage for Aaron Rodgers' comeback.

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump
Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump
  • US
  • 2017-12-10 21:41:05Z

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda. In the final days before Tuesday's special election, opinion polls show a tight race between Moore, a 70-year-old conservative Christian and former state judge, and Democrat Doug Jones, a 63-year-old former U.S. attorney. Dean Young, chief political strategist for Moore, cast Jones as a liberal who would vote against Trump's priorities such as building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and cutting taxes.

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision
Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision
  • World
  • 2017-12-10 21:19:21Z

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would fight against the controversial declaration, describing

Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami
Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami

Hannibal Buress was arrested in Miami on Saturday on charges of disorderly intoxication, People reported.

Stevens impressed by Hayward
Stevens impressed by Hayward's comments, but doesn't expect a return this year

In an interview with the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics wing player Gordon Hayward touched on the possibility of him returning this season.

California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History
California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History

The Thomas Fire, one of five destructive blazes currently burning in California, now ranks as the tenth largest wildfire on record in the state.

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut
Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump's announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians -- drew more Arab warnings of potential damage to prospects for Middle East peace.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates in 2017 RCCA ELITE Diecast sales
Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates in 2017 RCCA ELITE Diecast sales

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has six cars on the year-end list put out by the Racing Collectables Club of America.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' honors late Carrie Fisher at elaborate premiere

The Force took over the Shrine Auditorium near downtown Los Angeles, as stars and filmmakers of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" came together Saturday night for the first screening of the eighth installment of the massive Lucasfilm franchise.

Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process: Guterres
Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process: Guterres
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  • 2017-12-10 18:17:05Z

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital might hinder the US drive for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday. The new US stance, criticized by Palestinians, Arab leaders and others as gravely damaging any prospects

Liverpool 1-1 Everton: An absolute heist
Liverpool 1-1 Everton: An absolute heist

Wayne Rooney's was Everton's hero in his first Merseyside Derby in a decade, as a shocking turn of events saw the dominated Toffees claim a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored his 19th Liverpool goal in the first half, and Everton couldn't find a chance for most of the match. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rested Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino to start the match.

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is
Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.

Forcing Kids To Sit on Santa
Forcing Kids To Sit on Santa's Lap Is Cruel, and It Needs To Stop

As a parent, it's pretty easy to make mistakes, especially around the holidays. Last year, in my excitement to establish new family traditions with my then one-and-a-half-year-old son, I completely ignored his personality and forced him to sit on Santa's lap for a photo.

Report: The Red Sox are showing interest in Kyle Schwarber
Report: The Red Sox are showing interest in Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs are not expected to entertain offers for the slugger, even as he comes off of a down year in 2017.

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Alabama
Alabama's GOP Senator Says Republicans 'Can Do Better' Than Roy Moore

Much of the Republican Party establishment is walking back its once-strong opposition to Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP Senate candidate who faces multiple accusations of preying upon teenage girls decades ago.

Mueller investigator reportedly attended Clinton party
Mueller investigator reportedly attended Clinton party

Judge Michael Mukasey reacts to more Clinton connections emerging in the Russia investigation.

Israel minister calls for boycott of Arab area after riot
Israel minister calls for boycott of Arab area after riot
  • World
  • 2017-12-10 15:49:51Z

Israel's defence minister called Sunday for an economic boycott of Arab citizens from area where unrest erupted over Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration, saying they "don't belong" in the country. Avigdor Lieberman's comments about Arab Israelis, who account for some 17.5

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Jet Off on Vacation After Christmas With the Queen
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Jet Off on Vacation After Christmas With the Queen

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to take some time away for themselves after their first big Christmas with the royal family. According to Us Weekly, the pair will head out on a vacation of a week or more following their three-day stay at the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate election
Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate election

Matt Murphy and Andrea Lindenberg, who host the most-listened-to political news program in Alabama, join "This Week."

Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More Slayings
Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More Slayings

He wrote an eight page letter to a local newspaper.

Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson
Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson

A distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America's standing across the world.

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town
Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.

What You Don
What You Don't Know About Social Security in 2018

Find out the biggest possible payments, what to expect in your check, and more.

Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook's legacy: More security in elementary schools

The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he greeted children getting off ...

As Putin Announces 2018 Presidential Bid,
As Putin Announces 2018 Presidential Bid, 'SUPERPUTIN' Exhibition Opens In Moscow

Vladimir Putin cuddles puppies, jaguars and babushkas, rides bears while dressed in armor and vanquishes evil as a beefy superhero, among other exemplary talents.

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue
3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

HELSINKI (AP) - Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days. Jewish groups condemned the attacks as "unconscionable" and demanded that authorities take action.

The Army's Has Over 100,000 'New' M4A1 Rifles - Here's What They Can Do
The Army's Has Over 100,000 'New' M4A1 Rifles - Here's What They Can Do

To date, the Army has completed more than 117,000 M4A1 upgrades on the way to the eventual transformation of more than 480,000 M4 rifles. As a result, it is entirely conceivable that the Army will explore new requirements and technologies for the M4A1 as time goes on. The service's so-called M4 Product Improvement Program, or PIP, is a far-reaching initiative to upgrade the Army's entire current inventory of M4 rifles into higher-tech, durable and more lethal M4A1 weapons, Army spokesman Pete Rowland, spokesman for PM Soldier Weapons, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

The Latest: Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem, says police
The Latest: Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem, says police
  • World
  • 2017-12-10 13:07:37Z

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local):

Republicans Can't Kill Obamacare, So They're Turning It Into Trumpcare
Republicans Can't Kill Obamacare, So They're Turning It Into Trumpcare

Republicans haven't figured out how to kill the Affordable Care Act.

We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in Syria
We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in Syria

In the final days of November 2017, the Russian High Command reshuffled several positions, most notably both the Eastern and Central Military Districts received new commanders. Immediately striking is the fact that Alexander Lapin, the new Central Military District commander, is a Lieutenant General (in Russia, this is a two-star rank) whereas all the other military districts are commanded by Colonel Generals (three-stars), including General Lapin's predecessor. The new commander in the Eastern Military District, Col. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlyov, was the commander of the Russian Group of Forces in Syria from July to December 2016.

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