by | January 12, 2018 | 21:09

Helicopters airlifted guests at the popular Swiss resort of Zermatt on Tuesday after heavy snowfall and a power outage marooned an estimated 13,000 tourists at the base of the famous Matterhorn Mountain. But the 29 people staying there managed to escape unharmed through the garage. Due to heavy snowfall and rain shower Mateusz Bocian, Keystone, via AP Tourists wait in line at the heliport of Air Zermatt for a flight by airlift into the valley to Raron, in Zermatt , Switzerland, on ...

by | January 12, 2018 | 21:04

Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on "maximising pressure" on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes. Follow-up measures for victims of Japan's sexual enslavement, which the Korean government called for, are likely to be discussed during the meeting. Adding that the comfort women issue has been dug up over and over again for "domestic political gain", he cited that historians have found that South ...

by | January 12, 2018 | 21:02

Under the E.U.'s 2004 freedom of movement principle, member states are required to grant residency to citizens' spouses from non-E.U. countries. "Freedom of movement is a right of all European Union citizens; it can not be restricted because of whom they love".

by | January 12, 2018 | 21:00

Blowing snow was reported Thursday morning in northwest Oklahoma. Winds could gust as high as 23 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -2. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:51

Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey is no Herman Boone, the high school coach immortalized in the movie "Remember the Titans ". They answered them all, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half to earn a thrilling 22-21 comeback victory.

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:41

Sunoco must cease all construction activity on the pipeline project, except for maintenance of erosion controls and limited maintenance of horizontal directional drilling equipment, according to a press release issued by DEP. Energy Transfer Partners had hired TigerSwan, a private security firm, to conduct "surveillance, monitoring, social media engagement, and counter-intelligence" on the Mariner East 2 protesters, as it did with the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota ...

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:38

Freedom of worship was harshly restricted past year in China , where authorities "physically abused, detained, arrested, tortured, sentenced to prison, or harassed adherents of both registered and unregistered religious groups", the U.S. The Guardian reports that a Catholic church in the neighboring province of Shaanxi was also demolished in a similar fashion last month, which is stoking fears among Christians that the widespread crackdown on churches continues in full force.

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:26

With that narrow majority, Republicans can lose no more than one GOP vote and still confirm President Donald Trump's nominees on party-line votes. Jones will have the opportunity to weigh in on some contentious issues, as the Senate must take up the issue of funding the government before January 19th and decide the fate of "dreamers", the children of undocumented immigrants.

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:14

CHP reported eight DUI arrests for the El Centro area and four DUI arrests for the area of Winterhaven. The New Year's Maximum Enforcement Period was from Friday, Dec. "In addition, CHP officers made more than 750 arrests for driving under the influence during the 78-hour holiday enforcement effort". Royce says troopers are seeing more people drinking responsibly by having a sober friend or a ride-sharing service take them home .

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:13

The Florida Ocean Alliance estimates that coastal counties in the state drive 79% of its economy, with tourism and recreation accounting for the vast majority. Florida is led by a Republican governor, Rick Scott , who supported Donald Trump for president in 2016. Scott's announcement came as the term-limited Republican governor is poised to potentially run against Democratic U.S.

by | January 12, 2018 | 20:02

THE GOVERNMENT on Thursday confirmed that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua (retd) as part of "operational-level talks", and stressed that "talks on terror can definitely go ahead".

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:54

Though many groups brought class-action lawsuits against the former sheriff for discrimination and misappropriating state funds, in July of past year, a federal judge found Apaio guilty of criminal contempt in a racial-profiling case.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:48

Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the assembled media, to whom he had spoken briefly after attending an event promoting the country's upcoming Children's Day.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:47

Surprisingly, Akash didn't take Shilpa's name as victor! They make fun of him and his behaviour. He says they were "mother-son" and now they were getting into a dirty scene. While Bigg Boss allowed him to dip Akash's shoes in red paint, Vikas was prohibited from spraying on Akash's head. Next is Hina and Puneesh says he will destroy her night suits as all are rented.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:46

The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice. Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh pointed out that some reformist politicians also incorrectly claimed that the protests were illegal.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:37

Mehmet Hakan Atilla , a Turkish bank executive at majority state-owned Halkbank, was convicted by Manhattan federal court on five counts related to bank fraud and conspiracy to violate USA sanctions law on Wednesday. He was cleared of one count of money laundering. The Turkish police officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, testified that he was a top investigator in a smuggling and bribery probe that led to the jailing of Zarrab and others in the sanctions scheme in 2013.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:32

Payton Pritchard scored 18 points, including two on free throws with 13.8 seconds left, as visiting OR hold off No. 11 Arizona State 76-72 on Thursday night. David Crisp also finished with 10 points, all in the second half. The Sun Devils mustered up only 13 assists on the night, which is down from their season average.

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:32

It's true in politics, entertainment and now sports. It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved with an issue, it's just can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason? "I thought it was a cheap shot and I thought ESPN showed total disrespect", Van Gundy said, per The Detroit Free-Press' Vince Ellis .

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:22

The epicenter of the quake was 31 km west of Kerinshah at a depth of 10 km. According to Iran's state TV, the western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong quake. The media say residents rushed out to the streets after the quake. Iran is located over major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes .

by | January 12, 2018 | 19:13

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday expressed his concern over unrest in Iran during a telephone conversation with counterpart Hassan Rouhani and called for "restraint and appeasement", his office said. "If we want to protect our liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation". Xi and Macron, who took office in May, have spoken twice by phone and met in Hamburg, Germany, during the G20 Summit previous year.