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by | December 21, 2017 | 19:27

An article in The Washington Post described the State Department decision as approval of "the first-ever US commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine" and a "clear break" with past policy. Nauert said the USA government had not directly provided lethal defensive equipment to Ukraine, nor had it ruled out doing so. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to reports that the U.S.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:19

The OPL 245 block is estimated to hold more than 9 billion barrels of crude. Shell says it is "disappointed" by the decision to indict the company and some of its former employees while Eni insists it was "not involved in alleged corrupt activities in relation to the transaction".

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:14

Plan on fair skies this evening with clouds returning later Wednesday night. 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.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:07

United States permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley declared that the U.S. will "take names" to shame those countries who oppose the USA position on Jerusalem . No country has veto powers in the General Assembly, contrary to the council where the United States, along with Britain, China, France and Russian Federation, can block any resolution.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:10

The city's two Confederate statues were removed late Wednesday after the city sold the two Downtown parks in which they sat to a private entity. A statue of President Jefferson Davis is at Fourth Bluff Park, where police had blocked off surrounding streets.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:01

The ANC said that their move would "send a clear message to Israel that there is a price to pay for its human rights abuses and violations of worldwide law". It said the presence of Hamas at the elective conference supported that view, describing Hamas as a terrorist organisation that called for the destruction of Israel.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:02

Other than showing it off for its novelty size and gimmicky "voice changer", that makes the most sense because you can fit the Zanco tiny t1 in any pocket and barely know its there. It comes with a storage capacity of 32GB, which makes the phone capable of storing around 50 messages and around 50 incoming and outgoing calls in the call log.

by | December 21, 2017 | 19:00

A consumer group has demanded an investigation into possible abuse of public funds after the city of Rome spent almost €50,000 on a lacklustre Christmas tree . Rome officials say there are no plans to remove the tree before the holiday. "It's quite amusing because you do see that traffic stops to look at it, and if you're on a bus going around the square you overhear people talking to each other and saying, 'Look how ugly the tree is, ' and you have people stopping for selfies".

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:47

Uber said in a statement that the ruling would "not change things in most European Union countries where we already operate under transportation law ". Khosrowshahi in October met with regulators in London, where Uber is in the middle of a legal battle over its right to operate in its most important European market.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:45

Sources in the IAF here also confirmed the RFP to HAL. Indian Air Force has been facing depletion in its squadron strength for the last several years and has been looking at both the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and foreign fighters to bolster the numbers.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:36

In the decision, the court determined that Uber , which connects drivers with riders through a smartphone app for payments, "must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service". "It will however hurt the necessary reform of outdatedlaws which prevent millions of Europeans being able to find a reliable ride with just one click", the spokesman said.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:35

Competition in China's booming mobile payment market is set to intensify, after Didi Chuxing , the country's largest ride-hailing company, acquired a much-coveted license to enter the internet finance sector. The deal came after the People's Bank of China, the nation's central bank, said past year that it would control the number of third-party payment licenses issued, making them highly sought-after.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:30

President Donald Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian government airfield earlier this year to defend America's "red line" on chemical weapons use is seen as a blueprint. McMaster and other officials left feeling alarmed by Trump's mindset, according to the outlet. "We applaud our corporate partners, Microsoft and Facebook especially, for acting on their own last week without any direction by the United States government or coordination to disrupt the activities of North Korean hackers", he ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:27

At a two day retreat of the newly elected national working committee of the party held in Abuja , the National Chairman of the Party, Uche Secondus said the Buhari's administration was building more prison with a plan to descend on PDP members who refused to decamp to APC in 2018.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:28

He grabbed his handgun and went downstairs to confront the intruders, shooting repeatedly at them before they escaped. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos of would-be burglars at the home of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:25

Schools, universities and government offices will be closed in Tehran, Alborz and Qom provinces on Thursday, according to the state television. Banks and health and public assistance services will continue to operate as normal. While Iranian state TV put its magnitude at 5.2, the U.S. Geological Survey later said it was a 5.0 quake. Photos in social media show that many people slept in streets, parks and in their cars overnight for fear of more tremors.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:22

Soon after the incident, police and other senior district officials reached the factory and started rescue operations. The injured have been admitted at the civil hospital in Gopalganj where their condition is said to be critical. The relatives of the deceased accused the authorities of not paying heed to the advice of the engineers and flouting safety norms. The mill owner also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for each dead worker and Rs 5 lakh for each injured worker.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:19

Rothschild Investment Corp who had been investing in Nucor Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.85B market cap company. The stock appeared $20.76 above its 52-week highs and is up 3.28% for the last five trades. 55 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 5,784 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $336,000 after purchasing an additional 1,263 shares during the last quarter.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:15

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity. The trip to Egypt and Israel, due to begin Tuesday, December 19, has been pushed back to mid-January, allowing Pence to remain in Washington in case he needs to cast the deciding vote in the Senate over President Donald Trump's tax reforms.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:13

Sajid Javid , the communities secretary, said all councils would be able to raise council tax by up to 2.99% next year to fund local services, which is 1% more than this year. We look forward to continuing our work with the Government on further business rates retention and the Fair Funding Review and remain clear that the extra business rates income should go towards meeting the funding gap facing local government and no council should see its funding reduce as a result of a new ...