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People Congress passes two-week stopgap to avoid government shutdown
Author: 0 Congress passes two-week stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Republicans carried the measure to passage in the House, with a vote of 235-193, with about a dozen Democrats voting in favor as well. The Senate followed up by approving the bill 81-14. The Republican president wants to switch the U.S.to a merit-based immigration system to cut down on "chain migration" practices that allow extended family members of legal residents to apply for and receive visas.

People Saudi crown prince bought US$450m Da Vinci
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince bought US$450m Da Vinci

However, the actual buyer of the painting 'Salvator Mundi , ' was identified on Thursday as Prince Bader bin Abdullah, a little known Saudi Prince who appears to be an ally of the Crown Prince. United States officials reportedly keep a close eye on the 32-year-old prince, who has recently launched a crackdown against corruption in the oil-rich kingdom.

People Australia to ban foreign interference in politics
Author: 0 Australia to ban foreign interference in politics

The first element is a new register of foreign interests, called the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, where anyone "engaging with the Australian political landscape on behalf of a foreign state" must sign up. The embassy insisted China had no intention of interfering in Australia's internal affairs or exerting influence on its political process through political donations.

People Pantone's colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet
Author: 0 Pantone's colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet

And in the home, Ultra Violet really shines. But Pantone's choice for 2018 is one that's a little *less* frequently found in nature, and it's making the future look just a little brighter. The selection draws upon influences from pop culture like Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, who both favored purple hues, Pantone said in the announcement .

People The court settled the matter of Khwezi's rape‚ says Zuma's office
Author: 0 The court settled the matter of Khwezi's rape‚ says Zuma's office

Speaking in an interview on radio, Ramaphosa said; "The outcome of the case led to the acquittal of President Jacob Zuma ". Ramaphosa told a local radio station: "Yes, I would believe her". He also called for accelerated transformation in the ownership and control of businesses in the energy sector, arguing that it should be a catalyst for both growth and "radical economic transformation".

People Mike Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine' as protests continue
Author: 0 Mike Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine' as protests continue

The talks between Pence and Abbas are due to take place during the US Vice President's visit to the Palestinian Authority, which is slated for the second half of December, when Pence is also set to visit Egypt and Israel. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas issued a vociferous condemnation of Trump's announcement as a violation of "all worldwide and bilateral agreements and resolutions", saying the move would disqualify the United States from any future role as mediator in the ...

People Actor Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report
Author: 0 Actor Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

The company has released no details of the complaint other than to say the allegation involved "inappropriate behavior" while Rush was an employee and was not raised until after he had left. "It is an action I'm taking in order to redress the slurs, innuendo and hyperbole that they have created around my standing in the entertainment industry and in the greater community", he said.

People Argentina Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-president over Iran Collusion
Author: 0 Argentina Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-president over Iran Collusion

Kirchner, who was sworn in as a senator on November 29, along with former officials in her government, were accused by prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita of an "aggravated cover-up" of the bombing that is considered a crime against humanity. Several Iranian officials are on an Interpol wanted list in connection with the bombing blast. Kirchner said it was a suicide, but a panel concluded Nisman was murdered.

People Newborn death case: Delhi govt cancels Max hospital's license
Author: 0 Newborn death case: Delhi govt cancels Max hospital's license

On November 30, a woman had given birth to the boy and a stillborn girl at the Shalimar Bagh hospital . The hospital had handed over the twins to the family after pronouncing them dead. The baby boy died at a nursing home in Pitampura after battling for life for almost a week. Delhi's police in their statement said that it had transferred the case to its crime unit.

People Deep South Snow Expected Friday from Parts of Louisiana to North Carolina
Author: 0 Deep South Snow Expected Friday from Parts of Louisiana to North Carolina

By Friday night, some patchy areas of light, wet snow are possible from North Carolina and southeast Virginia to the southern Delmarva Peninsula . Rainfall totals are still forecast to reach 2 to 3 inches across the entire area. WDSU meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy said most areas will only see flurries with little if any accumulation; however, a few spots - especially on the northern boundary between Louisiana and MS - could see less than an inch of accumulation on grassy surfaces, ...

People Irish border: May set for crucial Brexit deal meeting
Author: 0 Irish border: May set for crucial Brexit deal meeting

Speaking on Friday morning following the news that a compromise had been made on the Irish border during the first phase of Brexit talks, Ms Foster expressed relief that an agreement had been reached regarding Northern Ireland's inclusion in a post-Brexit UK but also called for greater clarity around any future "alignment" arrangements.

People China Conducts Military Drills in Response to Vigilant ACE
Author: 0 China Conducts Military Drills in Response to Vigilant ACE

The exercise marks the second time this week that the USA has dispatched the aircraft as part of Vigilant Ace. A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft, assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, taxis down a runway during Exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec.

People United States homeless population rises for first time in 7 years
Author: 0 United States homeless population rises for first time in 7 years

Of those, 35.6 percent (544) were unsheltered and 64.4 percent (985) were sheltered, the report stated. It's an increase of 45 people from a year ago. "In many high-cost areas of our country, especially along the West Coast, the severe shortage of affordable housing is manifesting itself on our streets", HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement.

People Iraqi paramilitary group: US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision
Author: 0 Iraqi paramilitary group: US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said it had summoned the USA ambassador in Baghdad and that it would hand him a memo protesting Trump's decision. In its statement, Iraq also demanded on Thursday that the USA government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital saying that "we caution against the risky repercussions of this decision on the stability of the region and the world".

People Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire
Author: 0 Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

There were no casualties. The Israel Defense Forces carried out strikes against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. "We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation regret this decision", said Haniyeh. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said that "it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel".

People Evacuation Orders Issued for almost 200k as Los Angeles Fires Rage
Author: 0 Evacuation Orders Issued for almost 200k as Los Angeles Fires Rage

The flames have swallowed some 80,000 acres in just over a day since the "Thomas" fire , now the state's largest, broke out, leaving at least one dead in an area about 45 minutes from downtown LA. The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District closed all of its schools Wednesday and Thursday. Karen Misraje, a partner and branch manager with Partners' Trust, now part of Pacific Union International, and president of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, said ...

People San Diego County brush fire destroys 20 structures
Author: 0 San Diego County brush fire destroys 20 structures

Smoke from the Lilac Fire is visible from an automated camera on Red Mountain near Fallbrook. The wind-whipped blaze erupted Thursday afternoon and authorities say it's moving dangerously fast. The incident, which has been named the Lilac fire, started off of South Interstate 15, and is being blown northwest away from the freeway toward Sullivan Middle School and State Route 76.

People Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci

The buyer, it turns out, was the magnificently named Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud-one of Saudi Arabia's 5,000 princes, who has no previous history as a major art collector, appears to be rarely photographed, and maintains an air of secrecy when it comes to his apparently massive wealth.

People Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial (HALKB)
Author: 0 Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial (HALKB)

Zarrab last month accepted all the USA charges against him, including the violation of now-lifted US sanctions against Iran, money laundering and other charges and agreed to cooperate as a witness against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the former deputy CEO of Turkey's state-run lender Halkbank.

People Halep Excited For Serena Williams Return In 2018
Author: 0 Halep Excited For Serena Williams Return In 2018

In the comments, mom after mom told the tennis superstar that they had similar sentiments about breaking away from breastfeeding. "Enjoy! She is attractive!" Serena, who tied the knot with her new husband Alexis last month in New Orleans, could make her return to the court as early as next month.

People Davidse overcomes illness to lead Joburg Open
Author: 0 Davidse overcomes illness to lead Joburg Open

I was in hospital for four days.so I'm very chuffed about this. Among the six players tied for second place were Jared Harvey , Ockie Strydom and Erik van Rooyen - all South Africans. In a major change in 2017‚ the Asian Tour has been added as the third sanctioning tour to endorse the Joburg Open with the PGA's Sunshine Tour and European Tour.

People Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign
Author: 0 Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign

Franks told Roll Call that he will be making an announcement later in the day, but did not elaborate. One Arizona Republican reportedly said not many people would be "surprised" if he resigned. He also faced accusations from women of improper sexual behavior that he's contesting. He sought to clarify the comment, saying later-term abortions linked to pregnancies caused by rape are infrequent.

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