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Salvation Army takes on Thanksgiving

Salvation Army takes on Thanksgiving The Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of The Salvation Army's total budget. A large crowd filled a makeshift dining room Thursday, November 23, for the annual holiday lunch at the Salvation Army. We all have our thanksgiving traditions, but for many volunteers in Springfield, the tradition is feeding others. "The primary reason we do this is so that everyone in the community ha... [Full Article...]

European researchers claim to have identified North Korea's list of targets

European researchers claim to have identified North Korea's list of targets In recent days, Trump added North Korea back on the state sponsors of terrorism list, but experts warn that it will do little to influence North Korea's nuclear program. USA diplomats responsible for negotiating with the North Koreans in previous years were by and large supportive of strong sanctions - and also of calling North Korea a "terror state". [Full Article...]

Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold on Alibaba auction site

Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold on Alibaba auction site Six offline auctions over the last two years had apparently failed to unearth buyers for the aircraft, but they were quickly snapped up after being listed with Taobao on Monday. With around 760 million product listings as of March 2013, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world's top 20 most visited websites according to Alexa. [Full Article...]

United States to end temporary residence permits for some 59000 Haitians

United States to end temporary residence permits for some 59000 Haitians The protections have allowed Haitians to legally remain in the US and have been extended each year as Haiti struggles to recover. There are also thousands of Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, Dominicans, and other groups from the Caribbean and Central America who are here under TPS protections, and the Trump administration is trying to shake them off the mainland , too. [Full Article...]

'Do not panic': Bali's Mount Agung begins erupting

'Do not panic': Bali's Mount Agung begins erupting Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts: Bali's Mount Agung erupted at around 5pm yesterday, with the black smoke reaching a height of more than 700m from the peak. Flights are continuing to and from Bali as Mount Agung finally begins to erupt . Indonesia is home to around 130 volcanoes due to its position on the "Ring of Fire", a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where freq... [Full Article...]

President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore

President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore Trump also criticized Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones, in the special election December 12 to fill the seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Trump's attorney general. "Women are very special..." "I think it's a very special time because a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society". "I want y'all to talk about it Sunday night after church, and I want y'all to... [Full Article...]

Congress, BJP spar over delay in Parliament's winter session

Congress, BJP spar over delay in Parliament's winter session He stated that whenever there was a discussion on demonetisation, they walked out of Parliament . He alleged that Modi and his cabinet was becoming a "campaign machine" aggressively canvassing in Gujarat and elsewhere and said the people want the government to run the country instead. [Full Article...]

Trump, Putin talk Syria, N.Korea in 1-hour call

Trump, Putin talk Syria, N.Korea in 1-hour call Trump called it a "great call" Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. Putin also called for co-ordination of anti-terror efforts with the US, the Kremlin said, adding that Afghanistan was also discussed. [Full Article...]

Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck posts controversial change

Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck posts controversial change A hand with a middle finger extended sits in the middle of the decal. The truck is often seen along FM 359, a state highway near Richmond, Nehls wrote. "And I'm just one person", she continued. "He has professional detectives under his employment who could have easily found Mrs. Fonseca if they needed to find her". [Full Article...]

Mulvaney: 'Gimmick' will help GOP pass tax reform

Mulvaney: 'Gimmick' will help GOP pass tax reform First up: Sen. Susan Collins of ME, who has said that she has deep concerns about the Senate version of the bill , which would slash the corporate tax rate, make temporary changes to individual tax rates, eliminate a series of deductions for individuals and businesses, and end the Obamacare mandate that imposes a fine on people who don't buy health insurance. [Full Article...]

Mysterious Signals Did Not Come from Missing Submarine; MF/HF Frequencies Listed

Mysterious Signals Did Not Come from Missing Submarine; MF/HF Frequencies Listed Another official said earlier that the submarine reported a battery failure and was returning to base when it went missing Wednesday and lost contact with authorities. A Navy inquiry said the cause could not be definitively determined. The Southern Command of the United States (SOUTHCOM), based in Miami Florida, reported that a US Military aircraft with a crew of 21 members will depart from Jack... [Full Article...]

McMaster Called Trump 'Dope' With The Smarts Of A 'Kindergartner'

McMaster Called Trump 'Dope' With The Smarts Of A 'Kindergartner' At a private dinner, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster reportedly mocked Trump's intelligence, stating that his intelligence was comparable to a "kindergartner". It was reported in October that Tillerson called Trump a "moron" during a meeting, something the secretary of state later refused to deny ever saying. [Full Article...]

US Department of State

US Department of State Trump called Kim Jong-un's government a "murderous regime" supporting "acts of worldwide terrorism", and once again called on the nation to "end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development" programs. "We've had the North Koreans on the state sponsor of terror before..." In February, plans for talks in the United States between former US officials and North Korea were scrapped when the... [Full Article...]

Lebanon FM refuses to attend Arab summit on Iran

Lebanon FM refuses to attend Arab summit on Iran While addressing the Arab foreign ministers Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that they will raise the matter with UN Security Council and other worldwide organizations. He said that the group has not sent ballistic missiles, advanced weapons "or even a pistol" to Yemen, Bahrain, or Kuwait — the countries where the group is accused of supporting government critics. [Full Article...]

Gujarat Election 2017: Hardik Patel To Support Congress

Gujarat Election 2017: Hardik Patel To Support Congress He said, "Congress leaders don't take our calls, better the party clear its stand in next 24 hours and explain why they made fun of us by inviting for talks". The result of the election will be announced on December 18 along with that of Himachal Pradesh. Mr Patel had set the quota demand as a precondition for extending support to the Congress. [Full Article...]

Attention on Chinese Envoy's Possible Meeting with Kim Jong

Attention on Chinese Envoy's Possible Meeting with Kim Jong Mr. Song was expected to convey a message from Mr. Xi to North Korea to join negotiations to halt its nuclear programme. The North's Rodong Sinmun has been reporting on the special envoy's visit, including a banquet held on Saturday, but there has been no mention of what was discussed or whether the special envoy will meet with the North Korean leader. [Full Article...]

Congress allegation on Rafael deal shameful: Defence Minister Sitharaman

Congress allegation on Rafael deal shameful: Defence Minister Sitharaman But Sitharaman, despite repeated and pointed questions, did not provide the "comparative costs per aircraft" between the 36-fighter contract inked by the NDA government in September 2016 and the original 126-fighter deal under negotiation during the UPA government's tenure. [Full Article...]

Moody boost for Modi: India's sovereign bond rating raised

Moody boost for Modi: India's sovereign bond rating raised Upgradation of India's credit rating by Moody's is a big news, because it has been done after 14 years, and done at a time when business analysts and observers are severely questioning PM Modi's decisions to implement GST and ban 80% of currencies overnight. [Full Article...]

250+ firefighters battle massive fire in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan

250+ firefighters battle massive fire in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan There were four minor injuries reported , three to firefighters, and one to another person at the scene. The fire appears to have engulfed almost the whole building and smoke can be seen high above the blaze. "It was a wind driven fire that rapidly pushed the fire into the top floor, into the cockloft area which is the space between the top floor ceiling and the underside of the roof". [Full Article...]

Pentagon releases sexual assault data by base, adds caution

Pentagon releases sexual assault data by base, adds caution Unrestricted reports comprise sexual assault allegations that are referred to the Military Criminal Investigative Organization or law enforcement for investigation, while restricted reports are confidential, and are seen only by specific parties within the DoD, including its sexual assault prevention response team, and victim advocates. [Full Article...]


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