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Commonwealth Games: Birmingham named host city

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham named host city The games, which have an estimated budget of £750m, were last held in the United Kingdom in 2014, when they took place in Glasgow. The city has been selected after a protracted bidding process. Birmingham was chosen ahead of Liverpool as Britain's candidate, and following the announcement, Birmingham mayor, Andy Street described the announcement as a "fantastic Christmas present for our region". [Full Article...]

Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds

Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds Notably, just 28 percent of rural Americans and 29 percent of whites without a college degree - key parts of Trump's 2016 base - say it's a good idea. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code. The Republican Party itself is viewed less favorably than the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]

ME jobless rate of 3.3 percent continues streak

ME jobless rate of 3.3 percent continues streak Officials say the state jobless rate reached 3 percent in both September and October, the lowest level since the government began tracking the statistic in 1976. The U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it expects the labor market will continue to improve next year, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9 percent by the end of 2018. [Full Article...]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Thackeray - See poster

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Thackeray - See poster The poster of the biopic was uncovered by Uddhav Thackeray . I am fortunate to have got an opportunity to enact the role of such a great personality which any actor in the world would love to do. Later he formed a regional political party in Maharashtra named Shiv Sena that ruled the political scenario of the state for around 50 years. Big B recalled how in 1973, when Thackeray heard of his m... [Full Article...]

Rahul Blasts BJP After CWC Meeting, Says Party's Foundation Based on Lies

Rahul Blasts BJP After CWC Meeting, Says Party's Foundation Based on Lies Rahul Gandhi succeeded his mother Sonia Gandhi and took over as the Congress president, on December 16. The whole architecture of BJP is about lie, like Modi's model of Gujarat and that's what the people of Gujarat told us. After his election as Congress President, Rahul is also expected to announce his new team by holding elections to the 25-member body. Referring to the 2G spectrum case,... [Full Article...]

Cyber attacks row: Boris Johnson clashes with Russian foreign minister

Cyber attacks row: Boris Johnson clashes with Russian foreign minister Boris's Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, however, denied claims that Moscow had used the internet to interfere in democratic elections and accused him of being a "hostage" of false Western narratives. Johnson told reporters before the visit that Britain disapproved of many things that Russian Federation had done. Russia's involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, its annexation of Crim... [Full Article...]

Australian First World War submarine discovered 103 years after it mysteriously vanished

Australian First World War submarine discovered 103 years after it mysteriously vanished Radio scans and images taken by a submersible show a remarkably well-preserved submarine. "The boat and her crew, who've been on eternal patrol since 1914. It was a Sunday in September of 1914 when the vessel helped secure the surrender of Rabaul in East New Britain, according to the Royal Australian Navy. [Full Article...]

Smith To Write Quentin Tarantino's R-Rated Star Trek Film

Smith To Write Quentin Tarantino's R-Rated Star Trek Film After working on some low-budget horror flicks, Smith earned a big break when he worked as a co-writer on Alejandro González Iñárritu's film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, and won three Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards. The film is now in post-production at Paramount and Abrams served as a producer on the project. Meanwhile, JJ Abrams will produce the film alongside Tarantino - ho... [Full Article...]

Indo-China will seize official negotiations Doklam stand-off, says Raveesh Kumar

Indo-China will seize official negotiations Doklam stand-off, says Raveesh Kumar The two diplomats will discuss the Doklam episode and other concerns pertaining to unresolved boundary issues between India and China during the day-long talks. The two sides so far held 19 rounds of special representatives talks to resolve the dispute. The confrontation that started in June when Indian troops moved in to stop China from constructing a road in the Doklam region in Bhutan was... [Full Article...]

Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already

Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already A picture shows the controversial Christmas tree at Piazza Venezia in Rome, on December 19, 2017. Because there are so many questions around what happened to the more than $50,000 tree, city officials are expected to begin an investigation. [Full Article...]

UPS places largest order yet for Tesla trucks

UPS places largest order yet for Tesla trucks Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer at UPS released a statement saying, "These groundbreaking electric tractors are poised to usher in a new era in improved safety, reduced environmental impact, and reduced cost of ownership". [Full Article...]

Gatineau woman identified as Canadian victim of fatal Mexican bus crash

Gatineau woman identified as Canadian victim of fatal Mexican bus crash Stephanie Horwood of Gatineau, Que., died in the crash , her mother-in-law Carole Pommet Reinthaler confirmed after hearing the news from her son. Chacchoben is about 110 miles south of the popular tourist destination of Tulum. Mexican police officers and paramedics work at the scene of a road accident, where a bus driving tourists to Chacchoben archaeological zone overturned between El Cafetal a... [Full Article...]

New Poll Shows Dems Leading by 18 Points on Generic Midterm Ballot

Trump has seen a number of setbacks in his short time in office, including an expanding list of officials who have been fired or resigned. Pew surveyed 1,503 adults between from November 29 to December 4 with an overall error margin of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points and higher margins for racial and political subgroups. [Full Article...]

British passports will be navy blue after Brexit says Home Office

British passports will be navy blue after Brexit says Home Office The old "hard-cover" British passport started to be replaced in 1988, and by 2003 they had all expired. Currently, the British passport is burgundy, in line with most other member states of the EU. "I know that for many people that is a valued travel companion of the past", he continued, "and people have fond memories, but the new one will also be the most technically advanced and one of the m... [Full Article...]

Australia expected to wind back Iraq, Syria operations

Australia expected to wind back Iraq, Syria operations The Australian government came up with the decision to bring Super Hornet strike aircraft home from the Middle East after talks with Iraq as well as members of the global Coalition. While most of the country's strike arsenal will return home, Australian support aircraft, the Wedgetail and the refueling plane, will continue to back coalition operations. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un 'is testing missiles tipped with deadly anthrax', report claims

Kim Jong Un 'is testing missiles tipped with deadly anthrax', report claims A troubling report from Japan on North Korean missile pursuits and plans says that Kim Jong-un does not just want an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting America; he wants missiles equipped with anthrax. " North Korea - a country that starves its own people - has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our h... [Full Article...]

River Ridge veterinarian didn't shoot dog; arrest ruined her life, attorney says

River Ridge veterinarian didn't shoot dog; arrest ruined her life, attorney says Dr. Kelly Folse, 35, who worked at the Abadie Veterinary Hospital and also with Animal Rescue of New Orleans until she was sacked recently, faces aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal discharge of a weapon near a school - both felonies - as well as unrelated drug charges. [Full Article...]

Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy in touching Instagram post

Having received an outpouring of congratulations, Kardashian later used Twitter to thank those who are wishing her well. She proceeded with, "I still now and again can hardly imagine how our adoration made life!" "Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes!" One of the biggest hints that Khloe was expecting her first child came via momager/family matriarch Kris Jenner . [Full Article...]

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

The measure passed the House on a 231-188 vote over the Democratic opposition and then cleared the Senate 66-32, with Democrats from Republican-leaning states providing just enough votes. The President has said that he will sign the bill, and encouraged lawmakers on Twitter to "keep our Government OPEN!" The plan also would extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance pro... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu condemns United Nations votes rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

Apart from the USA, all the other four permanent Security Council members voted in support of the resolution on Thursday. Donald Trump had announced that he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. "The historic connection between Israel and Jerusalem is stronger than any vote by the " United Nations " - nations who are united only by their fear and their refusal to recogn... [Full Article...]


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