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Global Media Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already
Author: 0 Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already

The threadbare tree has been shedding needles since it was lit up on 8 December, the start of Rome's Christmas season, in one of the city's main squares, Piazza Venezia. Even Pope Francis has decried the state of the city. One consumer rights group demanded the tree be removed because it was a "shameful spectacle for citizens and tourists".

Global Media What did you get? Kiwis show off Secret Santa gifts
Author: 0 What did you get? Kiwis show off Secret Santa gifts

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told The Country she realises agriculture is an "incredibly important industry for us", and that the Government will carry the "bulk of the cost" of the ways to mitigate emissions. By Wednesday, Ardern's gift had reached its destination, with the owner Rebecca Terry posting an acknowledgement on Twitter. "Me, my actual, proper Secret Santa recipient for 2017, my mum and now you".

Author: 0 First day of winter will be cold, but dry; Stormy holiday weekend

The first day of winter may start at 11:28 a.m. Thursday , but only the temperature will feel like it around Metro Detroit . Travelers hitting the road for the holidays are going to have some rough weather to contend with on Friday and Saturday .

Global Media Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photos released
Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photos released

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released their official engagement photographs. The stunning ring, which Harry personally designed using stone from Botswana and two more diamonds from Prince Diana's personal collection, glimmers in the light while Meghan beams from ear to ear.

Global Media Donald Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote
Author: 0 Donald Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote

Palestinian envoy said he hopes there will be overwhelming support in the General Assembly for the resolution. I think we should wait for the voting to happen. The US is ratcheting up its rhetoric and its threats in defending the December 6 decision to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem from global indignation.

Global Media Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'
Author: 0 Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

Despite the latest comments in Iran, Mr Ratcliffe said he remained "hopeful" that his wife would soon be released and would be able to return home with their three-year-old daughter, Gabriella, in time for Christmas. Tulip Siddiq, her constituency MP in Britain, called the news a "glimmer of hope". The decision to delay the hearing - in which she had been expected to have her jail sentence extended - was welcomed by the family and campaigners.

Author: 0 Jerusalem: South Africa downgrades embassy in Tel Aviv to liaison office

The decision, which ANC made at its national conference in Johannesburg, called for the "immediate and unconditional" downgrade of the embassy to a liaison office. A former labor unionist and anti-apartheid leader who became one of South Africa's wealthiest businessmen, Ramaphosa has in the past opposed efforts to break diplomatic relations with Israel - and may yet block Wednesday's decision.

Author: 0 Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC

The stock increased 0.83% or $0.245 during the last trading session, reaching $29.695. About 67.98 million shares traded. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ) has risen 58.64% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. With these types of results to display analysts, are more pessimistic than before, leading 1 of analysts who cover GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Sei Com, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 193,772 shares.

Author: 0 China ride-hail firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push

SoftBank did not immediately respond to a request for comment. According to Reuters, the latest investment valued Didi at over $50 billion, and also equips it with the cash needed to aggressively pursue expansion opportunities overseas. Didi has over 450 million users in its home market and 21 million registered drivers. Photo A Didi Chuxing pickup point in Shanghai in 2015. Besides SoftBank, Didi's previous investors include Apple and Alibaba Group.

Global Media Top EU court: Uber is just another transportation service
Author: 0 Top EU court: Uber is just another transportation service

The case was sparked in Barcelona after a local authority told Uber it had to conform to its local taxi regulations. Bernardine Adkins, head of EU, Trade and competition law at Gowling WLG welcomed the "vital clarity" that the ECJ's decision had given to Uber's status in the taxi market.

Global Media 5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC
Author: 0 5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC

Offensive tackle Jackson Carman, the No. 1 recruit in the state of OH and top player at his position in the country according to Rivals, announced that he has committed to Clemson on Wednesday. 9 overall recruit in the nation. He passed for 3,296 yards and 41 touchdowns against one interception last season, helping Cartersville to an 11-1 record.

Global Media HAL gets order for 83 Tejas aircraft
Author: 0 HAL gets order for 83 Tejas aircraft

The Bengaluru-headquartered PSU in a statement said that it received an RFP from the IAF . HAL is to respond by March 2018, sources said. The IAF has so far placed orders for 40 jets in two batches of which the first 20 are in the Initial Operational Configuration (IOC) while the remaining 20 are in the Final Operational Configuration (FOC).

Global Media Top EU court: Uber should be considered a transport company
Author: 0 Top EU court: Uber should be considered a transport company

The Barcelona-based Elite Taxi professional association filed the complaint against Uber's non-professional drivers service, UberPop, which allowed any private vehicle owner to provide transportation services through the company's app. The ruling comes one month after tax drivers in Spain held the latest in a series of strikes and large protests against Uber and Cabify, a rival service.

Global Media PDP In Dilemma As New Factional Party Emerges
Author: 0 PDP In Dilemma As New Factional Party Emerges

Franklyn Edede, Hassan Adamu, Obi Nwosu, Olusola Akindele and Godwin Duru reportedly unveiled their "factional" headquarters in Asokoro, in a move reminiscent of the 2013 "New PDP" revolt that saw the party lose its prominent members to the All Progressives Congress .

Global Media Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster rocks Iran near its capital city
Author: 0 Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster rocks Iran near its capital city

A large quake of magnitude 5.2 has struck Iran's capital Tehran, according to state television, AzVision.az reports citing the Independent. According to Iran's natural disaster monitoring agency, the country has been rattled by more than 45 4-magnitude aftershocks since November's deadly quake.

Global Media Three held as five die in Bihar boiler blast
Author: 0 Three held as five die in Bihar boiler blast

Gopalganj is 160 kilometers away from Patna , Bihar. According to eyewitnesses, the impact of the explosion was so high that three persons who were working in the vicinity of the boiler there bodies were ripped apart. The injured have been taken to nearby hospital for further treatment. Hasanuddin and Chandradev Prasad. Shashi Kant Mishra said, "The condition of all the 9 workers who have been brought to the hospital is extremely serious".

Global Media Four People Killed after Ferry Capsizes off Remote Philippine Island
Author: 0 Four People Killed after Ferry Capsizes off Remote Philippine Island

Coastguard spokesman Armand Balilo did not confirm these reports, but said, "We heard about casualties, but we are still trying to get a complete picture". The storm drenched Quezon province on the southern tip of northern Luzon island, but there were no storm warnings when Mercraft 3 sailed out, officials said.

Global Media President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive
Author: 0 President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive

In a statement announcing the commutation, White House officials said they had received letters from more than 30 members of Congress , including several members of both parties, supporting an examination of the case . "Under the U.S. Constitution, the president alone has the power to commute sentences for federal crimes", he added. In this January 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio ...

Global Media Cryptocurrency Hacks Traced Back to North Korean Hackers
Author: 0 Cryptocurrency Hacks Traced Back to North Korean Hackers

The incident comes just weeks after surveillance cameras captured the dramatic defection of another North Korean on November 13 through the Joint Security Area. The pair had "expressed their willingness to defect" said a ministry official. About 1000 people from the North are believed to flee to the South each year - but very few defect via the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

Global Media Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War
Author: 0 Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War

The piece cited Trump's decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as similar moves. The remarks also signaled that Trump may be relying more on U.S. Peskov said that at first glance, the new strategy had an imperialist character and showed a lack of willingness to give up on unilateralism. The Chinese embassy in Washington, in a statement on its website, urged the United States to seek common ground while respecting differences.

Global Media 'Best days are behind him' - Rae delivers damning verdict on Celtic signing
Author: 0 'Best days are behind him' - Rae delivers damning verdict on Celtic signing

From what I've seen [of Compper], he is a guy who fits the profile of what we would like in a central defender. He has previously played in his homeland for Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim, as well as Serie A side Fiorentina. "It was our spirit and our togetherness and the point I'm trying to make is that of course we're looking at recruitment and where we can strengthen all over the pitch, but that isn't our only priority".

Global Media White House Takes Down 'We the People' Petition Tool
Author: 0 White House Takes Down 'We the People' Petition Tool

The We The People website, established under former President Barack Obama , was shut down for maintenance - and, the White House said, will return next month. Another petition that has reached the required number of signatures is one that asks the White House to formally recognize the left-leaning activist group, Antifa , as a terrorist organization.

Global Media Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on January 2
Author: 0 Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on January 2

Franken has been accused by multiple women of touching them inappropriately. The common pattern they described included allegations that Franken groped their buttocks or breasts or tried to kiss them. When it was revealed that Franken would be replaced, on an interim basis, by Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith , people began to wonder when the transition would officially occur.

Global Media Woman pleads guilty to fatally shooting boyfriend in YouTube stunt
Author: 0 Woman pleads guilty to fatally shooting boyfriend in YouTube stunt

According to court reports, Perez and Ruiz regularly posted videos of their pranks online to her YouTube channel as they tried to build an online following. Perez's plea deal reportedly prevents her from making any money off the footage of the fatal shooting. Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, shot her boyfriend through a book he was holding to his chest for a stunt the couple meant to upload to YouTube.

Global Media Turkey seeks to jail NBA star Kanter over insulting Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkey seeks to jail NBA star Kanter over insulting Erdogan

In response, the 25-year-old Kanter - the third pick in the National Basketball Association draft when he joined Utah Jazz in 2011 - said he was dedicating himself to Gulen and the cleric's Hizmet (Service) movement. An arrest warrant was issued in Turkey for Kanter following his detainment at the airport after he was accused of being a member of a "terror group".

Global Media New Poll: Congressional Dems Hold Biggest Lead Since 2008
Author: 0 New Poll: Congressional Dems Hold Biggest Lead Since 2008

The NBC/WSJ poll also shows Democrats with the intensity advantage, with 59 percent of Democratic voters saying they have a high level of interest in next year's elections (registering either a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale), versus 49 percent of Republican voters saying the same thing.

Global Media Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules
Author: 0 Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules

Trudeau also contravened the rules when he and his family travelled in the Aga Khan's private helicopter last December and when his family traveled on a non-commercial aircraft chartered by the Aga Khan in March 2016, Dawson said. A year after becoming Liberal leader, the Aga Khan sent a standing invitation for Trudeau and his family to visit Bells Cay, suggesting it would provide Trudeau with some private family vacation time.

Author: 0 U.S. blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, four others for human rights abuses

Kadyrov was added to the US Treasury's blacklist along with Chechen security official Ayub Kataev and three Russians linked to the corruption case uncovered by deceased whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. An official Russian probe blamed a heart attack, but Russia's presidential council on human rights concluded he'd been beaten and denied medical treatment.

Global Media DE children lose health care January 31 if CHIP ends
Author: 0 DE children lose health care January 31 if CHIP ends

But the program is at risk of losing its federal funding, which could put new costs on the state. "Tens of thousands of Alabama working families learned today - one week before Christmas - that their children will lose health insurance February 1 if Congress continues to delay funding" for the program, said Jim Carnes, policy director of the Arise Citizens' Policy Project , an advocacy group for low-income families.

Global Media Census Bureau: New York state population increases slightly
Author: 0 Census Bureau: New York state population increases slightly

Population Estimates Branch Chief Luke Rogers says domestic migration is the main driver in Idaho's increase. Since Texas' population was already large, the state grew just 1.4 percent over the past year. Wyoming had the largest percentage decline in population, while IL lost the most total residents. Wyoming had the largest percentage decline with 1 percent.

Global Media Donald Trump, Theresa May address forging peace in Middle East; Yemen crisis
Author: 0 Donald Trump, Theresa May address forging peace in Middle East; Yemen crisis

They also discussed "different" positions on Mr Trump's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, agreeing the U.S. needed to "bring forward new proposals for peace". The move has isolated Washington from nearly all its allies, and forced a rare U.S. veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Monday, when the 14 other council members, including the United Kingdom, voted to call for the USA recognition of its status as Israeli capital be rescinded.

Global Media Palestinians riot in the West Bank over Trump Jerusalem move
Author: 0 Palestinians riot in the West Bank over Trump Jerusalem move

All 14 other Security Council members backed the measure including USA allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine. It also demands that countries avoid "any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem" and calls upon all states to comply with existing security council resolutions.

Global Media Colin Kaepernick I Want to Buy the Carolina Panthers
Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick I Want to Buy the Carolina Panthers

Becker, in her 20th year with the team , will take full control of the day-to-day management of the Panthers as chief operating officer. Last night, the Panthers' owner/founder Jerry Richardson shocked fans by announcing plans to sell the team after the 2017 season.

Global Media Officer dragged by suspect's auto during attempted getaway
Author: 0 Officer dragged by suspect's auto during attempted getaway

Body camera footage shows a police officer's life or death struggle, as he was dragged through the road by a suspect's vehicle going 60 miles per hour. just west of I-95. Local news helicopter images showed several law enforcement vehicles following a auto, possibly a Nissan Altima, on eastbound I-595 through the area of University Drive and Davie Road.

Global Media Burma investigates 10 bodies found in grave in Rakhine
Author: 0 Burma investigates 10 bodies found in grave in Rakhine

She said this declaration of non-cooperation with her mandate can only be viewed as a strong indication that there must be something terribly bad happening in Rakhine. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest and most crowded countries, initially said the Rohingya were not welcome and ordered border guards to push them back.

Author: 0 European Union to discuss sanctions over Poland judiciary reforms

The European Commission , the guardian of EU law, will now ask the other EU governments to declare that Poland's changes to the judiciary constitute "a clear risk of a serious breach" of EU values - especially the rule of law. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has said the new reforms will undermine judicial independence by making judges "subordinate" to the executive and legislature.

Global Media White House predicts tax reform will boost Trump's approval
Author: 0 White House predicts tax reform will boost Trump's approval

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) on Tuesday after he cited an inaccurate tweet from The Hill in order to attack her. They should have been begging and banging down the door of the building behind me to be part of this process and be part of helping more Americans be more successful.

Global Media Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off LeBron James, Cavaliers
Author: 0 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off LeBron James, Cavaliers

James scored 39 points for Cleveland (23-9), which lost for just the second time in its past 20 games. Thompson did, however, play during the Cavs fourth quarter rally. Wizards 116, Pelicans 106: Bradley Beal scored 26 points, Mike Scott had a season-high 24 and host Washington won for the third time in four games.

Global Media Mitch McConnell says DACA deal won't happen this year
Author: 0 Mitch McConnell says DACA deal won't happen this year

Many permits are now non-renewable since the Trump administration ended the program in September. "I hate to put it so cold, but do you shut down the government for 800,000 people at the expense of 320 million Americans?" "We need a protection, we need a solution", Soto said.

Global Media US Accuses Russia, China of 'Eroding American Security'
Author: 0 US Accuses Russia, China of 'Eroding American Security'

Beijing launched a vigorous defence of its "peaceful development", saying any report "which distorts the facts, or maliciously slanders will only do so in vain". In a speech laying out his strategy on Monday, Trump said he had received a call from Putin a day earlier to thank him for providing U.S. intelligence that helped thwart a bomb attack in the Russian city of St Petersburg.

Author: 0 Russian Federation detains Norwegian man for alleged espionage

The Norwegian was reportedly detained in a sting operation by Russia's FSB security agency. Citing investigators, media said that Berg had received the documents from a Russian national, Alexei Zhitnyuk, who himself had been earlier arrested for treason.

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