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by | December 21, 2017 | 19:44

The Houthis for their part have fired several missiles at the kingdom, mostly in the south since 2015, but not caused any serious damage, in their bid to pressure Saudi Arabia, a strategic U.S. The United Arab Emirates, underscored the need to keep the military campaign in Yemen going. Reuters witnesses described hearing a blast and said they saw smoke in the north-east of Riyadh .

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:40

In the House, 12 Republicans had joined all Democrats in opposition as the bill passed 227 to 203. Passage of the tax bill sets the stage for a hectic period early next year, when employers must scramble to change withholding schedules, and businesses and individuals must reconsider myriad financial decisions.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:34

After winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has started focusing on Mission Karnataka. "Neither in states where they were in power nor where they were in the opposition". Echoing similar views, Mahesh Sharma, a political observer, said that Gehlot who was living in obscurity after a major defeat by the BJP in the 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections has suddenly emerged as one of strategists the Congress can look up to.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:30

Media reports said that the congress may take place in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on December 29-30 and involve a delegation of the Syrian Kurds. The Russian parliament voted on Thursday to extend Russia's lease of a naval base in Syria for 49 years, following Vladimir Putin's announcement of a partial pullout of Russian troops from the war-torn country.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:29

Key US allies including Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that voted in favour of rejecting the move. It does not mention Trump´s decision but expresses "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem". Malki said that the U.S.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:29

The legislation creates a 20 percent deduction for the first $315,000 on pass-throughs, or businesses such as partnerships. The victory, expected to be sealed within hours, will not come without embarrassment for Republicans , who tripped up on a last-minute procedural snag that forced them to schedule a re-vote by the House of Representatives later in the day.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:27

Georgia opened the second half with three straight baskets and continued to stretch the lead. The Jackets jumped out to a quick 7-3 lead behind Jackson, who hit the first of his 13 first-half points, and then fed Moses Wright for a layup 1:32 after the opening tip.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:28

The spy program, authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct surveillance on non-American targets outside the United States without a warrant, even in cases when they communicate with Americans.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:25

The department notified Congress of the decision on December 13, Nauert said, adding that the United States government was not selling the weapons directly to the Kiev government but was allowing Ukraine to buy from United States manufacturers.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:23

Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have been ordered to stand trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria with the Italian major's chief executive among those indicted. But Shell has all along dened any wrongdoing, as has Eni. In January, the EFCC also charged a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, and Etete with money laundering over his receipt of $2.2m in alleged proceeds of the OPL 245 deal.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:16

Increasing and thickening clouds. Areas closer to HWY 24 could see temperatures drop at or below freezing by morning, so drivers would want to watch out for some slick spots there with light moisture on the ground. Friday: Light snow will develop tomorrow morning. Some of that rain could be on the moderate to briefly heavy side as we head through the daylight hours.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:10

On Twitter, Haley posted on Twitter that "the USA will be taking names " during the vote on Thursday at the 193-nation assembly. The United States can not change the positions other states have on Jerusalem's status by threatening them on the eve of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) vote on the issue, which is set for later on Thursday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:09

They found a loophole which is to sell the parks to a third party who has legal rights to remove the statue. The statement said: "At the Memphis city council meeting tonight, the city voted to remove the Forrest statue and Jefferson Davis statue immediately".

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:03

We concur with the PLO leader, General Jibril Rajoub, who was at our conference where explained that the downgrade of the SA Embassy in Israel will send a clear message to Israel that there is a price to pay for its human rights abuses and violations of worldwide law.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:04

At the site Kickstarter organized to raise funds to release a tiny phone Tiny Zanco T1, which, in case of successful financing of the project, will be the world's smallest cell apparatus. The device is powered by a MediaTek MTK6261D motherboard paired with 32MB of RAM. Its lack of power-hungry features and three-day battery life means it'll probably outlast any smartphone in the real-world use (although it only stretches to 180 minutes of talk time), but I can't imagine there's much joy ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:00

The sad and lifeless tree has become the subject of a lawsuit in which consumer group Codacons is alleging culpable waste of public funds. While some Romans are laughing off the incident, others are furious, using it as a reason to fume at mayor Virginia Raggi, whom Sky News notes is not popular in the city these days.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:51

Uber is fighting multiple legal battles in Europe, including trying to regain its operator's licence in London. The ruling, which cannot be appealed , could have major implications for other companies that operate in Europe's gig economy.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:44

He said the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the supply of 83 indigenous LCAs had been received by the HAL . The IAF and HAL have been signed two contracts for the LCA which include, procurement of 20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) standard aircraft (having 16 fighters and four trainers) and one for the 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard aircraft.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:35

The worst part of the situation for the company is that this decision is final with no further opportunity to appeal. Wednesday's case centered on UberPop, an low-cost ride-hailing service in several European cities that allowed drivers without a taxi license to use their own cars to pick up passengers.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:31

The details of the investors were not revealed, but close sources claimed that SoftBank and Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Capital are among the other high profile investors that have participated in this round. The acquisition meant that Uber was forced to pack its bag and make an unceremonious exit from the Chinese market. It said both Chinese and global institutions joined the fundraising round.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:32

Details have emerged after this newspaper talked to around a dozen current and former officials in America and Britain about policy towards North Korea. A senior White House official said this week that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's government was responsible. Microsoft and Facebook have joined other members of the security community in taking steps to disrupt the ongoing operations of the infamous North Korean Lazarus Group , now officially blamed for WannaCry .

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:30

He said that convention was supposed to be an elective one where a new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party would emerge. Some other leaders of the faction are Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru, Franklyne Edede and Alhaji Hassan Adamu.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:29

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Reedy Creek community in Davidson County. Officials says a window beside a door knob was broken and an alarm was set off. The sheriff emphasized that due to the North Carolina castle doctrine law, a person has the right to defend themselves against a home intrusion. According to the police statement, Childress, a first vice president of the NRA, told the sheriff that "the only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:23

The Iranian authorities put the quake's epicenter at about seven kilometers beneath Tehran's Malard County, although the tremors were felt in several nearby regions, including Qazvin and Alborz. "There have been no reports of casualties or damage", Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Iran's National Disaster Management Organization, was quoted as saying by the ILNA news agency.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:23

State industries secretary S Siddharth and labour resources department secretary Deepak Kumar flew to the plant site by helicopter from Patna and handed the cheques. This is the second boiler blast reported, with the recent one that occurred at NTPC's Unchahar power plant in Raebareli which killed 46 people. Rescue operations were underway.