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George Soros lashes out at Trump and his 'self-contradictory' ideas

And his harshest comments for the new President came when he stated that Trump " would be a dictator if he could get away with it". Calling Trump a "con man", Soros said the billionaire will fail because his ideas are contradictory and his White House advisers and cabinet members will fight with each other, an apparent reference to the conflicting views expressed during Senate confirmation hearings.

At least 20 firefighters die in Tehran building collapse

The semi-official Mehr news agency said President Hassan Rouhani ordered his interior minister to "immediately investigate the causes of the accident, identify those responsible, take care of the injured and quickly compensate people for their losses".

Barrow arrives Gambia after being sworn-in as President

Jammeh in the presidential election on December 1, 2016. Jammeh, who's been in office since 1994 and once vowed to rule for a billion years, surprised the nation of fewer than 2 million by acknowledging he lost the vote before changing his mind and casting doubt over the results.

30+ feared dead after Italian Hotel Struck by Quake & Avalanche

Some survivors reportedly took refuge beneath a collapsed portion of the hotel, lighting a fire to keep warm. Up to 30 people were reported missing after the avalanche buried the hotel in the Abruzzo region in central Italy. Italian firefighters search for survivors at Hotel Rigopiano. Director Bruno Di Tommaso said that guests were anxious about the earthquakes that had shaken the region that day and were preparing to leave, but the road was blocked by snow.

China urges the U.S. to stop Taiwanese delegation from attending Trump's inauguration

It already suspects Tsai, who is from the pro-democratic party, to be working towards freedom ever since she failed to make a mention of the "one China" principal, which recognises Taiwan as being a part of China, during her inauguration in May previous year.

Martin McGuinness quits Northern Irish politics to deal with serious medical condition

Martin McGuinness has announced he is stepping down from frontline politics because of ill health. "And the honest answer is that I am not physically capable or able to fight this election, so I will not be a candidate". Mr McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister last week following a row between his party Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party over a botched green energy scheme.

OPEC Revises 2017 World Economic Growth Upwards by 0.1% to 3.2%

WTI light sweet crude oil was down $1.40, or 2.6 percent, to $51.08/bbl. OPEC reduced its non-OPEC supply growth for 2017 due to lower expectations for Russia, Kazakhstan, China , Congo and Norway. US crude stockpiles dropped by 1 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before an Energy Information Administration report on Thursday.

Trump Fires Back At CIA Chief On Twitter

The reform could include reverting to the old system of having a director of central intelligence as a nominal chief of the 17 US intelligence agencies who also ran the CIA. "It's more than just about Mr Trump". Outgoing CIA Chief John Brennan criticized President-elect Donald Trump for his controversial Twitter habit and for being naive about Russian Federation.

Rhode Island sisters abducted as children found 31 years later in Houston

Russell Yates was also informed that his daughters had been found after Yates was arrested and is "dumbfounded" but "relieved". Last month, Rhode Island State Police said they received a tip about the whereabouts of the mother and her daughters.

SpaceX rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Marking SpaceX's seventh successful landing, the company also managed to successfully land the first stage rocket booster on a floating platform known as a drone ship, named "Just Read the Instructions". SpaceX has been awarded NASA contracts valued at $4.2 billion to resupply the Space Station using its unmanned Dragon spacecraft and ultimately to ferry astronauts to the station from the USA with a version of the Dragon that's capable of carrying crews.

U.S. moves to lift some trade, oil-related sanctions on Sudan

The Obama administration on Friday moved to lift a trade embargo against Sudan in response to its recent cooperation in helping to tackle terrorism. As early as in September of a year ago, the U.S. But during the campaign, Walid Phares, who advised Trump on national security issues , suggested Trump was opposed to lifting sanctions on Sudan. Sudan welcomed the U.S.

Abbas may 'reverse' Israel recognition if Trump moves embassy

Kerry will attend the conference less than a week before he leaves his post with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. On Friday, in NY, opposite the French mission, a few hundred pro-Israel Jewish protestors demonstrated against the Paris conference and said that it showed an anti-Israeli bias by France that had in during World War II took part in deporting Jews to concentration camps.

Erdogan Accuses Greece of "Fleeing" over Cyprus Settlement

Discussions on security had just begun and the issue is "highly emotional", he said. "They recognised that the security of one community can not come at the expense of the security of the other". "Turkey will remain in Cyprus. Never before has the Turkish Cypriot side submitted a map, nor has Turkey been at the table". "I really think, without overdramatizing what is happening in Geneva , that it is the very last chance to see the island [reunified]", Juncker told reporters in Malta ...

Far-Right French Politician Marine LePen Is at Trump Tower

Le Pen, who is narrowly leading the opinion polls for the first round of the French presidential elections, was one of the first European politicians to congratulate Trump on his victory and said that she would seek Trump-style repatriation of auto plants if elected.

Food Sales Up At Marks & Spencer In Third Quarter

For the 13 weeks to the end of December, the company's financial third quarter, M&S reported total year-on-year sales growth of 5.9%, with sales in constant currencies rising 4.3%. CEO Steve Rowe said that measures taken by the retailer, including " better ranges, better availability and better prices ", had been strongly welcomed by customers.

EIA expects gradual increase in Kazakhstan's oil output

With the market paying close attention to stepped-up USA drilling activity, oil futures could also come under pressure from weekly US inventory data that shows a significant increase in production. Iraq has already taken measures to cut production by 170,000 barrels per day and would deliver cuts totaling another 40,000 barrels a day by the end of the month to meet its commitment, he said.

Irish woman (29) in critical condition following plane crash in Australia

The British woman died at the scene, while three others were seriously injured when the tourist plane smashed down onto the sand on Middle Island. "I was doing CPR on the (dead) girl and then finally, I told Serge to do CPR on the girl and jumped in the plane and flew to Agnes Water".

Russian Federation deplores blacklisting of officials by US

Gennady Plaksin, former head of the Universal Savings Bank and Stanislav Gordiyevsky, former investigative agency official are the other two targets who both are said to be involved in covering up Magnitsky's death. Before his death, the former KGB spy said he had been assassinated on the orders of Russian premier Putin. The two men wanted in the United Kingdom for Litvinenko's murder, Mr Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, are among them.

Obama and Bush ethics lawyers say Trump cabinet not following rules

On Friday, the the Office of Government Ethics expressed concern about the confirmation timeline in a letter to Democratic senators, saying that several of Trump's cabinet pics-like ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson-have not been "fully vetted", CBS reports .

USA consulate official shot in Mexico

A man who may be of Indian origin has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a USA consular official in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, according to reports in local media there. A special unit "detained the attacker of the consular official", the Jalisco state prosecutor's office said on Twitter. "After the Vice Consul got into his auto and drove towards the garage exit, Zafar allegedly shot him once in the chest and fled".

Charleston church shooter sentenced to death

Roof told the jury, who spent three hours deliberating "I don't know what good it would do anyway" if they spared his life. Richardson got a second chance to argue why Roof needs to be sentenced to death, during his counter argument to Roof's closing statement.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best FIFA Men's Player Award Over Lionel Messi

In the occasion, the world's best eleven players were also picked by the name of FIFPro World XI . After six increasingly successful years, Gianni Infantino , FIFA's new president after Sepp Blatter's unceremonious exit, chose to do away with the collaboration and introduced "The Best" award ceremony which will be held in January each year.

Theresa May to meet with Donald Trump in the spring

Minister of State Duncan also expressed the U.K.'s willingness to help Turkey in its counter-terrorism fight, while the U.K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also paid a visit to Turkey in September past year, attending bilateral meetings in Ankara and visiting a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border where he toured a kindergarten facility and local school, chatting with Syrian families there.The foreign minister also observed a group of Syrians trained in the detection and disposal ...

Impeachment trial of South Korea president called mob justice

While the lawmakers, functioning as prosecutors in the trial, argued Ms Park should be removed from the presidency, her lawyers said there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office. "We will do our best in the trial to be strict and impartial with an attitude of justice and rectitude", Court President Park said. Park was impeached by parliament late a year ago, a decision that must be upheld or rejected by the Constitutional Court.

What Was Liverpool's Result - Jose Mourinho Already Thinking Of Old Trafford Reckoning

Mike Dean will referee Sunday's televised FA Cup third-round tie between Tottenham and Aston Villa - despite recent criticism of his performances. "After the game, when I saw it, it gave me proof that I'm right". West Ham had started brightly and, even though they still created chances to take the lead with 10 men, losing a player fundamentally altered their approach.

Opinion poll: BJP is all set to gain in Uttar Pradesh

Punjab - an agricultural state of about 27 million people - will go to the polls on February 4 while three other states will also vote in this phase. Vote counting will take place on March 11 in all five states. The reason behind the BSP's decline seems to be its inability to get incremental voters beyond its traditional Dalit vote bank. The BJP is desperate to end its 14-year exile from power in India's most populous state.

Paul Ryan Vows To Strip Planned Parenthood Funding & Voters Freak - See Tweets

And you did have to wonder if Donald Trump's own famous flip-flopping over Planned Parenthood was causing problems behind the scenes, leading to pressure on Ryan to show his cards. Planned Parenthood, which has always been opposed by conservatives because it provides abortions in addition to other women's healthcare services, has planned almost 300 events in 47 states that will include marches, rallies, letter-writing campaigns and other activities over the next few months.

United Nations debacle reveals Obama's true feelings ab out Israel

In the early hours of Tuesday, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Balatah refugee camp, east of Nablus; Nablus city; Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem; Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem; Silwad town, east of Ramallah; Qalqiliah and Ya'bad town near the West Bank and city of Jenin, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) reported .

Australia Says TNI Insult Investigation Being Finalized

According to Kompas newspaper, the suspension began in early December after a trainer from the Indonesian Army special forces known as Kopassus, who was teaching at an Australian special forces school in Perth, found the content of lessons insulting to the Indonesian army.

Daesh kills at least 33 people in three Baghdad blasts

It came one day after two suicide bombers killed at least 28 people at a Baghdad market. Nine of the victims were women in a passing minibus, whose charred bodies were visible inside the burnt-out remains of the vehicle. Months of heavy fighting in Mosul has put ISIS forces on the defensive in what is effectively their last major city in Iraq. Hollande predicted Monday that 2017 would be "a year of victories against terrorism" but, while its "caliphate" appears doomed, IS still has the ...

Kyle Shanahan to interview with Jaguars, Rams

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head-coaching opening Friday. The Falcons will host a second-round divisional playoff game on January 14. Shanahan is the son of longtime Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, who led the team to two Super Bowl wins with current Broncos GM John Elway as his quarterback.

Burke Ramsey Sues CBS for $750 Million

JonBenet Ramsey's body was found beaten and strangled at her family's home in Boulder on December 26, 1996. Burke Ramsey , a MI resident, is going after the network for a television series in September concluding he was the one to kill his six-year old sister.

President Fernandez de Kirschner charged with corruption

She made no immediate comment on the charge, but she has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and had invited an audit of public works contracts during her administration. The news report said Baez used his companies to launder money for her and her late husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner . Austral won more than 50 contracts for public projects during her two terms in office, Clarin newspaper reported.

Police seize 1.1 tonnes worth £212m in Australia's 'largest cocaine bust'

It took a two-and-a-half year investigation, but Australian officials are now touting the largest cocaine bust in the country's history -- over 2,400 pounds. One of the 15 men targeted in the sting is a former National Rugby League star and a Bondi Beach cafe king, according to the Daily Telegraph . By percentage of population, cocaine use in Australia is one of the highest of any nation in the world, according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Japanese ad giant's boss to quit over 'death from overwork'

In October 2015, she clocked in 105 hours of overtime. Referring to the extreme workloads borne by Dentsu employees, Ishii said on Wednesday that " an excessive amount of work should never happen ", AFP reported . The Financial Times notes that the press conference came on the same day government officials filed papers with the prosecutor's office, which could see criminal charges brought against Dentsu and the manager Takahashi was reporting into at the time of her death.

Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen on Christmas Day

Officials in Karachi said the freed Indians will be sent to the eastern city of Lahore by buses. Pakistan on Sunday released 220 Indian fishermen - a goodwill gesture - which comes amid strain in ties after the recent cross-border terror incidents.

Rogue seal wanders into suburban town in Australia

The seal scrambled onto a auto in the driveway of one house, and then jumped onto another vehicle behind that one. Police in Tasmania shared a photo of a large fur seal on top of a auto. Police advised residents to keep their distance from the animal to avoid provoking it. The Tasmania Police blocked off the area as they waited for wildlife officers to arrive.

Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby

Buckingham Palace did not comment on the matter, calling it the couples' private matter. The Tindalls live on the Princess Royal's Gatcombe Park country estate in Gloucestershire and Mrs Tindall was expected to have her child at her local NHS hospital, the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, as she did when Mia was born in January 2014.

Queen Elizabeth forced to miss Christmas Day church service

Buckingham Palace said: "Her Majesty The Queen will not attend church at Sandringham this morning". Queen Elizabeth II missed out on her annual trip to church for Christmas this year as she is still battling a heavy cold. Prince George stole the show as he left St. Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, sucking on a candy cane following the Christmas Day service.

3 up, 3 down in Patriots' blowout win over Jets

Then one of the Jets' top players directed the "E" word toward a teammate. Following the Jets' 41-3 loss to the New England Patriots, Richardson said Marshall "should be embarrassed" about the performance. For the second straight week, Petty's day ended early when he went to the sideline in the first quarter with a dislocated left shoulder. The game is scheduled for Saturday Christmas Eve, at 1 p.m.

Browns' Joe Haden ruled out for game with neck injury

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a possible concussion. The defense did its job to stay in front, holding Rivers and Co.in check for most of the second half, although closing things out was far from easy.

Karlov 'an everlasting symbol' of friendship: Turkey PM

There is no indication that Altintas had been radicalised but was said to be on medical leave from his job as a member of the riot police. Russian president Vladimir Putin said the attack was "undoubtedly" aimed at disrupting the normalisation of relations between the two countries, which warmed over the summer.

Walmart's Christmas Hours- Can We Shop At Walmart On Christmas

Cash Saver grocery store , 2720 SW Parkway, will be open 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day . After that reduced hours will see stores open run from 9pm until 6pm until January 2. Artesia Lanes: Christmas Eve, open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day . Simply Bello: Christmas Eve, open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed Christmas Day .

Russian Ambassador Shot And Killed In Turkey

Tensions have escalated in recent weeks as Russian-backed Syrian forces have fought for control of the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, triggering a stream of refugees. The Turkish government has pointed the finger of blame for the killing at exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu telling the US that Gulen's group was "behind the attack".

Prince Charles And Queen Elizabeth II Share Tender Moment In New Portrait

The Queen and her eldest son were pictured together in the White Drawing Room and Windsor Castle. "It was a great pleasure and an honour to photograph Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle". Fashion photographer Nick Knight took the shot, who said his intention was to capture the "warmth, humanity...strength and tradition" of the royal family.

Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from Kashmir bank

However, Rs 11 lakh comprised of the old currency notes. Briefing about losses of Rs 602 crore booked during the quarter under review, the senior official strongly advocated his policy of clean up, consolidation and transparency backing the same with the fact that the Bank's Board in cognizance and anticipation of emerging economic environment preferred to make adequate provisions resulting in improvement of NPA coverage ratio by 400 bps over previous quarter.

President-elect Donald Trump again dismisses Russian hacking

Speaking at his year-end news conference at the White House, Obama says Russian hacking during the election was not "some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme". Nor has there has been any indication of tampering with the vote-counting. "The irony of all this, of course, is that for most of my presidency, there's been a pretty sizable wing of the Republican Party that has consistently criticized me for not being tough enough on Russian Federation", he said.

Batman's Supervillainesses To Get Their Own Movie, 'Gotham City Sirens'

Despite the wide-spread critical panning of Suicide Squad , Margot Robbie and David Ayer are teaming up once again. A Harley Quinn-Poison Ivy romance would be a big step for LGBT representation in film, as there has yet to be a same-sex relationship portrayed in both the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes.

Leonardo DiCaprio Remembers Alan Thicke: "No One Was Cooler"

While Alan Thicke built a career in the US, he was born in Kirkland Lake, Ont., and loved to represent his Canadian roots and came up here whenever he could. In the 1990s and beyond, Thicke stayed busy as a celebrity TV host and with guest shots on dozens of series, including " How I Met Your Mother " and, this year, the Netflix series " Fuller House " starring Candace Cameron Bure and the NBC drama " This Is Us ".

Karnataka Excise Minister HY Meti resigns over sleaze tape

He said, "Mr H Y Meti, Minister for Excise, voluntarily submitted his resignation to me". Siddaramaiah later in a tweet said that he had recommended to the Governor (Vajubhai Vala) to accept the minister's resignation at the earliest. Denying the charge, Meti said he did not know the activist and none of his supporters threatened him. "The minister claimed it was a conspiracy against him and he was trapped".