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Global News Global air travel stays on course for more growth
Author: 0 Global air travel stays on course for more growth

Globally, IATA is expecting net profit to rise to hit US$38.4 billion next year, up 11.3% from the US$34.5 billion expected for 2017. The International Air Transport Association (IATA ) has cautioned governments across the world about privatising airports to fund growth, a statement that assumes significance as India plans to upgrade and build airports through private sector participation.

Global News Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts
Author: 0 Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts

Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. News of the Deutsche Bank subpoena may escalate Trump's vitriol toward investigators, which over the past week has included publicly attacking the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose reputation he declared to be " in tatters".

Global News Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K's Qazigund, gun battle now underway
Author: 0 Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K's Qazigund, gun battle now underway

An Army jawan and two Lashkar-e-Tayabba (LeT) cadres were killed and another soldier wounded in a militant attack and counter attack by security forces in Qazigund, the gateway into Kashmir Valley from the south, on Monday. The house in which the militants were hiding was fully destroyed during the gunfight. The security forces fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to disperse them.

Global News US, South Korea begin largest-ever joint air drill
Author: 0 US, South Korea begin largest-ever joint air drill

The five-day drill, which is called Vigilant Ace, is meant to improve the allies' wartime capabilities and preparedness, South Korea's defense ministry said . Such language is typical in North Korean propaganda because the country claims U.S. North Korea regularly uses its state media to threaten the United States and its allies.

Global News Cyclone Ockhi: Maha, Guj on high alert; Kerala toll at 25
Author: 0 Cyclone Ockhi: Maha, Guj on high alert; Kerala toll at 25

According to the government, 220 fishermen from Kanyakumari district were rescued out of 294 who went missing due to cyclone while fishing. The government said search operations were being carried out to locate and rescue the remaining fishermen and their boats.

Global News White Home logs present downside with ants, mice and cockroaches
Author: 0 White Home logs present downside with ants, mice and cockroaches

Another report showed ants in the White House chief of staff's office. The files show a request in late January, for example, to replace the toilet seat in the Oval Office. Hundreds of requests were received over the two years. Mr Miller said the maintenance of the White House was an "enormous job", partly due to the historic value of the site.

Global News Saleh's death unites Yemeni parties
Author: 0 Saleh's death unites Yemeni parties

Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Mr Saleh's armoured vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa on Monday and then shot him dead. Therefore, Houthis finally chose to kill him; not because he turned against them, but because he is capable of destroying their political project.Days ago, Saleh changed the map when he annulled his alliance with Houthis.

Global News Mattis tells Pakistan it 'must redouble' internal counterterrorism efforts
Author: 0 Mattis tells Pakistan it 'must redouble' internal counterterrorism efforts

Abbasi was accompanied by Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, and head of the country's prime spy agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt. But beyond that, the Trump administration has done little to articulate its strategy, experts say. The top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said last week that Pakistan had yet to take significant actions against the groups and that senior Taliban leadership resides ...

Global News Catalan leader Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing
Author: 0 Catalan leader Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing

It said 3,000 people were quizzed via telephone calls from November 23 to 27. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and fellow opponents of Catalan independence, meanwhile, have hitched their hopes on a record turnout on December 21 to return a legislature in favour of unity with Spain.

Global News Trump, in Utah, Signs Order Scaling Back 2 National Monuments
Author: 0 Trump, in Utah, Signs Order Scaling Back 2 National Monuments

Before making the announcement at the Utah State Capital Monday afternoon, Trump is scheduled to meet with Mormon leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and tour Welfare Square, the Mormon social services complex. - Bears Ears National Monument, designated by President Barack Obama by proclamation a year ago. Ranchers, local governments and some tribal leaders and other residents have applauded Trump's decision.

Global News Parents of Florida runaway teen open up about reunion
Author: 0 Parents of Florida runaway teen open up about reunion

Teen's mother Scarlet Frisina said, "Ward and I and Caitlyn are very exhausted, worn out, in fact, physically and emotionally, and we feel that: she's home, she's OK, we're seeking counseling to help us work through things". He waived his right to an extradition hearing Monday , agreeing to be returned to Florida from NY. He said Frisina has family in NY and Rodriguez has family in Canada and possibly Pennsylvania.

Global News Trump calls Roy Moore to offer his endorsement
Author: 0 Trump calls Roy Moore to offer his endorsement

Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda". After The Washington Post released several sexual assault allegations against Moore early last month, Moore denied the "completely false" allegations , but Trump and his spokesmen did not take a position.

Global News Is Trump Waging A Hidden Campaign Against Mitt Romney?
Author: 0 Is Trump Waging A Hidden Campaign Against Mitt Romney?

Donald Trump and Orrin Hatch . "If I could get a really outstanding person to run for my position, I might very well consider [retiring]", Hatch said , adding, " Mitt Romney would be ideal". Asked if he was trying to send a message to Romney that he doesn't want him to make a bid for Hatch's seat, which the senator has held since 1977, Trump said Romney's "a good man.

Global News Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist's auto bomb killing
Author: 0 Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist's auto bomb killing

All of the suspects are from Malta and most have criminal records, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports, citing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The 53-year-old was known for her blog accusing top politicians of corruption. Farrugia said he wouldn't disclose anything else because 'I have been already threatened by legal action by the Caruana Galizia family'. Caruana Galizia's family reacted angrily to how the arrests were announced on Monday, saying police should have informed them before the ...

Global News Cold Weather Alert issued as Sussex temperatures set to plunge
Author: 0 Cold Weather Alert issued as Sussex temperatures set to plunge

Anywhere from a half inch to one inch of total rainfall is expected area wide. Warmer, and more moist air increasing ahead of this front may allow for a spotty shower to develop late, but it likely won't be until later in the day on Tuesday that a more widespread, steady rain develops.

Author: 0 Hafiz Saeed's JuD to contest 2018 Pakistan general elections

He said India was lobbying internationally to "malign" the Kashmir cause and Pakistan's incumbent government had bowed down to appease New Delhi, reported The Express Tribune. Saeed, who has been named as a prime plotter of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks, walked free on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case.

Global News Former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq left Emirates to Cairo
Author: 0 Former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq left Emirates to Cairo

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is widely expected to run for a second term but has yet to announce it. They say former government minister and air forces commander Ahmed Shafiq landed in Cairo on Saturday amid tightened security. A spokesman for Egypt's foreign ministry did not immediately answer a call seeking details. Charges were laid down against him, but he was acquitted of some, while the others were dropped.

Global News US Defence Secy Mattis to visit Pak next week
Author: 0 US Defence Secy Mattis to visit Pak next week

Early this week, Gen John Nicholson, the commander of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan, rued that Pakistan has not been able to carry out the counterterrorism actions which it promised to the Trump administration after the announcement of the new South Asia Strategy.

Author: 0 BJP won because of EVMs, says AAP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) also accused the BJP of resorting to EVM related malpractices and demanded that the 2019 general elections be held through ballot papers. The Congress also compared the performance of the ruling party where elections were held through EVMs with those where ballot papers were used. "But in this election, many seats have gone to independent candidates", he said.

Global News Iran inaugurates Chabahar port extension
Author: 0 Iran inaugurates Chabahar port extension

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port that has been made by India. The inauguration ceremony was attended by around 60 officials from 16 countries, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan , Qatar, and Turkmenistan.

Global News Poland condemns North Korea long-range missile test
Author: 0 Poland condemns North Korea long-range missile test

Experts say the height reached by the inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) indicates Washington could be within range, although North Korea is yet to prove it has reached its aim of miniaturising a nuclear warhead. "In the face of Pyongyang's escalating provocations, Poland advocates an effective implementation of harsher sanctions imposed on the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] by the UN Security Council".

Global News Former BSO Conductor Being Investigated for Sexual Abuse
Author: 0 Former BSO Conductor Being Investigated for Sexual Abuse

The statement comes after the New York Post published an article over the weekend detailing a 2016 police report by the Lake Forest, Ill., police department in which a man alleged that Levine began sexually molesting him when he was a teenager in IL in the 1980s.

Global News Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions
Author: 0 Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions

Sat: High: 49 Low: 26 Mostly sunny. Highs on Monday should be around 70 for most areas with breezy winds (10-15mph) out of the south. After early clouds and perhaps a shower, we'll turn brighter by afternoon, and warm enough to get those outdoor decorations up.

Global News Saturday Night Live's Cold Open Made Donald Trump Face Michael Flynn
Author: 0 Saturday Night Live's Cold Open Made Donald Trump Face Michael Flynn

Alec Baldwin returned to reprise his impersonation of President Donald Trump during Saturday Night Live's cold open to celebrate Christmas at the White House. "Can you believe I got fired for just listening to you?" Baldwin struggles to recognize the ghost and thinks it's Steve Bannon . The show also swiped at the latest big names to fall to accusations of sexual harassment, with Bush joking that "I'm looking pretty good in the NBC News division right now".

Global News De Gea 'best in world' as United beat Arsenal 3-1
Author: 0 De Gea 'best in world' as United beat Arsenal 3-1

United midfielder Ander Herrera said: "We don't think about City". "Everyone will have believed they should have won those matches, but they've made it hard for themselves and haven't been at their best", Neville added. Wenger said: "I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger". Even so, Wenger acknowledged Arsenal had only themselves to blame for a loss that effectively ended their title bid.

Global News North Korea lambasts US-South joint military drill
Author: 0 North Korea lambasts US-South joint military drill

The drill, dubbed "Vigilant Ace", will take place from Monday to Friday, and feature F-22 stealth fighters and F-35 aircraft. North Korea's latest missile is believed by experts to be capable of reaching all parts of the continental U.S. It flew 600 miles (950 km) before splashing down in waters near Japan and is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 8,100 (13,000 km), which would put Washington within reach.

Global News NBC Isn't Planning To Pay The Rest of Matt Lauer's Salary
Author: 0 NBC Isn't Planning To Pay The Rest of Matt Lauer's Salary

NBC's top news executives asked Today co-host Matt Lauer about reports that he had sexually harassed colleagues, but Lauer repeatedly denied them in the two weeks before he was sacked, according to people at the network. Their headline read "Lauer's lawyers trying to get him $30M payout after firing". Lack sent an email to everyone in the company yesterday. Given reports about his yearly salary over the past decade, he has likely already been paid well in excess of $100 million ...

Global News Penis-Free Detroit Politician Touts Her Lack of Penis in Campaign Ad
Author: 0 Penis-Free Detroit Politician Touts Her Lack of Penis in Campaign Ad

Following the deluge of sexual misconduct allegations plaguing politicians, media, and Hollywood personalities, Nessel said she knows how to put an end to the growing problem. I won't walk around in a half-open bathrobe. "And, I'll continue to take all sex crimes seriously just like I did as a prosecutor". "You won't find me using your hard-earned tax dollars to silence victims", Nessel says, referring to Texas Rep.

Global News Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior'
Author: 0 Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Keillor didn't detail the allegation to AP, but told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he had put his hand on a woman's bare back when trying to console her. Effective immediately, these will no longer be distributed, and Thile's current incarnation of PHC will get a new name. The show also became the subject of a 2006 fictionalized show with an all-star cast that included Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson and Lindsay Lohan.

Global News Mueller removed Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from Russian Federation probe for anti-Trump texts
Author: 0 Mueller removed Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from Russian Federation probe for anti-Trump texts

The president has been continuously critical of the FBI, and back in May, he fired the agency's director, James Comey , citing concerns over the way he handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. A spokesperson for Mueller's team confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Strzok was no longer assigned part of the investigation. The New York Times identified Strzok earlier this year as the agent tapped by FBI brass to supervise the investigation into possible collusion ...

Global News Russian FM: Haley's North Korea statement 'bloodthirsty'
Author: 0 Russian FM: Haley's North Korea statement 'bloodthirsty'

The U.S. can tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea without its missiles aiming to do mischief. "If someone really wants to use force to, as the USA representative to the United Nations put it, destroy North Korea.then I think that is playing with fire and a big mistake", Lavrov stated.

Global News Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
Author: 0 Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

The court documents don't reveal Pho's motive or anything he may have done or meant to do with the documents. "The facts supporting this criminal charge and guilty plea display a total disregard of the defendant's oath and promise to protect our nation's national security", said Stephen Schenning, acting USA attorney in Maryland.

Global News Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis
Author: 0 Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis

Jarrett Stidham was pulverized by the Clemson pass rush throughout the night and wound up being sacked 11 times . Defensively, Auburn is allowing 16.4 points and 303.3 yards per game. Now ranked at No. 2 in the recent College Football Playoff rankings, Auburn will hope to have the same success against a dynamic running back tandem for the Bulldogs.

Global News Will the Irish border issue trip up Brexit?
Author: 0 Will the Irish border issue trip up Brexit?

Theresa May's plan for a "light-touch" border using technology is "untested and to some extent speculative", its report added. Avoiding a so-called "hard border" on the island of Ireland is the last major hurdle before Brexit talks can move to negotiations on Britain's future trade relationship with the European Union and a possible two-year Brexit transition deal.

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