by | December 27, 2017 | 20:55

Wednesday's exchange marked the first prisoner trade between Kyiv and Moscow-led forces in more than a year, as 74 out of 168 Ukrainian prisoners of war held in Russian-held Donbas were freed. "Nothing is more important than to return our people home", he said , according to an official transcript. The exchange was reported to be the largest since a pro-Russian uprising erupted in eastern Ukraine in 2014, sparking a conflict in which more than 10,000 people have been killed.

by | December 27, 2017 | 20:20

Rounding out the top five most admired men were Pope Francis (three-percent), Reverend Billy Graham (two-percent) and Senator John McCain (two-percent). All but Truman in 1947 and Ford in 1974 had job-approval ratings well below 50 percent - like Trump, according to Gallup. Clinton's and Obama's latest standings, however, are not as robust as they were in previous years.

by | December 27, 2017 | 19:40

Robert Resendiz , 30, has been charged with two counts of child abuse. The boy suffered a liver laceration, left wrist fracture, laceration to the pancreas and bruising on his thigh in the December 19 incident, according to court records.

by | December 27, 2017 | 19:25

The Kentucky companies will be joining other US energy providers in accelerating efforts to return power back to normal on the island. Our focus, as always, will be working safely so we can restore power as efficiently as possible for the people of Puerto Rico, " Wiesehan said.

by | December 27, 2017 | 19:10

But it has toned down its demands since it started working with Assad's allies Russian Federation and Iran for a political resolution. Tunisia and Turkey "are bound by solid relations that come from the secular history that unites them, renewed relations that also take change into consideration", said Essebsi during a joint press conference with Turkish President.

by | December 27, 2017 | 19:07

Marquise Byrd, 22, died in a Toledo-area hospital following a critical injury sustained after he was struck by the sandbag. Byrd's family said that he had a 1-year-old son and was engaged. The incident is similar to the October 18 death of Kenneth (Kenny) White, who was killed after being hit by a rock that a group of teens threw off an I-75 overpass in Flint.

by | December 27, 2017 | 18:47

The resolution came after a series of meetings between Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad since the beginning of the Winter Session on December 15. "The prime minister should never even think about a former prime minister and a former vice president in this way". Aiyar had earlier called the Prime Minister a " neech kisam ka aadmi".

by | December 27, 2017 | 18:25

Villa says after the two posed for a picture together, he whacked her on the rear. "Like I told the police, it was bordering on violence". I only knew him by reputation. and 8:30 p.m. She told the Associated Press she plans to meet with detectives next week about the complaint. Villa, who made waves in the entertainment world by wearing a Trump-inspired dress at this year's Grammy Awards, said Lewandowski slapped her on her bottom twice last month, CNN reported.

by | December 27, 2017 | 17:53

However, Special NIA judge S D Tekale dropped organised crime charges against them under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), which is punishable by up to life in prison. Significantly, the National Investigation Agency had said there was no evidence against Sadhvi Pragya, but the court said it was hard to accept the NIA's claim that she had nothing to do with the crime given that her motorcycle was used in the blast.

by | December 27, 2017 | 17:35

The agency says some western NY areas east of Lake Erie have received more than 3 feet of snow over the past couple days. Risky wind chills will continue to be a problem. Lawrence County from 1 a.m until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Cold air has settled in over MI and it will not be leaving anytime soon. High temperatures through the weekend are forecast to be in single digits above and below zero, while lows are predicted to reach 20 below zero or colder.

by | December 27, 2017 | 16:10

Parts of Britain have experienced a white Christmas after snow fell for a couple of hours in Spadeadam, Cumbria. Some roads and railways may be affected by longer journey times, with icy surfaces leading to the possibility of slips and falls on roads, pavements and cycle paths.

by | December 27, 2017 | 16:06

Falkholt is an actor on Home and Away . She also starred in the supernatural thriller Harmony, set to be released in 2018. Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt and her sister Annabelle are fighting for their lives in hospital after a horrific Boxing Day vehicle accident which killed both of their parents.

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:51

The natural disaster struck near Alum Rock at 10:32 p.m. This was the second quake on Tuesday night on the Calaveras Fault, with an earlier 3.1 natural disaster near San Martin in Santa Clara County. The 3.9 magnitude quake was about 5.1 miles northeast of Alum Rock, between San Jose and Fremont. The quake's epicenter was not far from Anderson Reservoir and Dam, which is near the Calaveras Fault.

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:33

Her lawyer insisted she had no criminal intent in bringing in the tablets, which her family said were for her Egyptian partner. Plummer attended a hearing in her case on Monday, before Tuesday's sentencing, which her defence team saying she would appeal to have overturned or commuted.

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:14

The White House's historic Jackson magnolia is scheduled to be cut down later this week . The magnolia is also the oldest tree on the White House grounds. The tree has been propped up by cables and steel pole, but arborists say its wood is too delicate to withstand any efforts to hold it up. "Presently, and very concerning, the cabling system is failing on the east trunk, as a cable has pulled through the very thin layer of wood that remains", they continued, also stating that further ...

by | December 27, 2017 | 15:02

That mission would have been Sea Launch's first dual-launch, pairing together two satellites on the same rocket to split the price between customers. Deployment of the 3,631-pound (1,647-kilogram) Angosat 1 satellite from the Zenit's Fregat upper stage is expected at 0354 GMT Wednesday (10:54 p.m.

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:55

Insisting as a former constitutional lawyer that he did not wish to censor social media , Obama said: "The question is: how do we harness this technology that allows a multiplicity of voices, a diversity of views but does not lead to a Balkanisation of our society but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground?" Obama, who was interviewed for an edition of the BBC Radio 4 Today program guest edited by Prince Harry and broadcast Wednesday, said it was a challenge to make ...

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:54

Beaten America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill is at the centre of a Sydney-Hobart controversy involving a protest between heavyweight entries Wild Oats XI and LDV Comanche . InfoTrack , which took line honours in a race record time past year competing as Perpetual LOYAL, was only fifth out of Sydney Heads. "We had a couple of issues at the start but they have been sorted out, we're sailing at full capacity", Oxley said.

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:51

Buildings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 18, 2017. A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville in a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday said, "We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen".

by | December 27, 2017 | 14:50

Farmers groups also staged protests accusing parties of politicising the sensitive issue. "The Congress is scared and they are arresting us out of fear". The BJP leaders were detained by the police for staging a protest without permission. It is being undertaken to improve drinking water supply to the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and districts of Belagavi and Gadag.