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People Merkel slams EU's Tusk over refugee quotas
Author: 0 Merkel slams EU's Tusk over refugee quotas

At the heart of the dispute - and topping the meeting's agenda - is an European Union quota system to distribute tens of thousands of refugees across European Union member nations. But the European Commission , the unelected body which serves as the EU's executive as well the sole initiator of all EU-level legislation, seems unwilling to back away from the quota policy.

People Russian President Vladimir Putin orders forces to start pulling out of Syria
Author: 0 Russian President Vladimir Putin orders forces to start pulling out of Syria

In a televised speech to the Russian troops at the base, the Russian leader hailed their "excellent" performance in Syria. Russian Federation first intervened in the Syrian conflict in 2015, staging air strikes in support of its ally Damascus targeting both the Islamic State group and other jihadists as well as rebels fighting government troops.

People Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first - EU's Juncker
Author: 0 Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first - EU's Juncker

Theresa May lost by four votes in the EU Withdrawal Bill. The EU is willing to start talks next month on a roughly two-year transition period to ease Britain out after March 2019, but has asked for more detail from London on what it wants before it will open trade negotiations from March of next year.

People Firefighter killed battling massive SoCal wildfire
Author: 0 Firefighter killed battling massive SoCal wildfire

He was the father of a 2-year-old girl named Evie; his wife, Ashley, is expecting their second daughter this spring. The last time Santa Barbara County saw such a ferocious blaze was 10 years ago, when the Zaca Fire burned just over 240,000 acres.

People Youthquake is 2017's word of the year after Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign
Author: 0 Youthquake is 2017's word of the year after Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign

Youthquake originated in a very specific context, coined by Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, when British youth culture was changing the face of fashion and music in the 1960s, according to the blog post . Oxford Dictionaries consultant Susie Dent said numerous year's standout words "speak to fractured times of mistrust and frustration". "This past year calls for a word we can all rally behind ".

People Top Indonesia court rejects attempt to criminalize gay sex
Author: 0 Top Indonesia court rejects attempt to criminalize gay sex

Separately, some lawmakers are seeking to make homosexuality a crime in an amended criminal code that might be considered by parliament next year. LGBT Indonesians have endured a wave of hostility in the past two years that has been stoked by inflammatory public statements from conservative officials and religious groups.

People South Korean president calls for reset in relations with China
Author: 0 South Korean president calls for reset in relations with China

CGTN's Wang Hui has more from Beijing. South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Beijing on Wednesday and will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday. Chosun and other newspapers noted Moon had his first three meals in China without any Chinese officials on hand, with a lunch with Premier Li Keqiang unilaterally scrapped.

People Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others
Author: 0 Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others

The presidential directive "affirms US leadership in human space exploration, returning American astronauts to the region of the moon , while laying the foundation for eventual missions to Mars and beyond", she said. The directive is now following through on what the National Space Council had recommended. So it's unclear what exactly will change at NASA because of the new policy, or whether the space agency will put together a solid long-term plan for how it will go to the Moon, or Mars.

People PTI 'lauds' SC verdict in Imran, Tareen disqualification case
Author: 0 PTI 'lauds' SC verdict in Imran, Tareen disqualification case

The Chief Justice declared the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbas against Jahangir Tareen maintainable, and noted that the PTI Secretary General confessed to be involved in House Trading, and eventually remained disqualified in light of article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

People Simple question about diversity trips up Sarah Sanders after Omarosa's departure
Author: 0 Simple question about diversity trips up Sarah Sanders after Omarosa's departure

She also denied reports that she made a spectacle of herself while being escorted from the White House grounds, calling the stories "100% false" and questioning why photos or video of her alleged misbehaviour had yet to surface. Manigault Newman says she resigned after speaking with White House chief of staff John Kelly about some of her concerns. Robin Roberts had some parting words for Omarosa Manigault Newman amid news that the former "Apprentice" contestant and one of President Donald ...

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Author: 0 "May God bless Gujarat", says PM Modi's mother after casting vote

Earlier in the day, BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Hardik Patel, Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil cast their votes at their polling booths in their respective constituencies. Despite the morning chill, people could be seen queuing up outside the polling booths even before voting began at 8 am. "A voter turnout of 29.30 per cent has been recorded till 12 pm".

People EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
Author: 0 EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Since then the European Union has rolled over the sanctions every six months. "At present gas for Turkey passes through Bulgaria, when Turkish Stream is ready, it will stop, and in order not to leave the pipes empty, we agreed to have our interconnector with Turkey ready on July 1, said Borisov".

People Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?
Author: 0 Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?

Rahul Gandhi has put allegations on the BJP workers for using religion for political gain. Sonia Gandhi who led the party for 19 years, will pass on the reins of the party to Rahul on Saturday. Sonia Gandhi, the widow of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been of late being unwell and was hospitalised a number of times in the past three years.

People Newton no longer in the Oscar race
Author: 0 Newton no longer in the Oscar race

High-profile films like Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My father and Robin Campillo's prize-winning BPM (Beats Per Minute) have been omitted from the race. But it failed to make the cut as well. " Newton " was released in September with the least amount of promotion but was still able to leave the audience in awe of the heart-touching storyline and strong character portrayal by key actors of the film, Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi.

People Sarah Sanders Bakes Pies for Skeptical White House Reporters
Author: 0 Sarah Sanders Bakes Pies for Skeptical White House Reporters

After Trump signed the NDAA bill for 2018, Acosta asked about his tweet Tuesday targeting Sen. According to him, she said he may not be allowed into a pool spray again if he asked Trump a question at the bill signing. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, who has also been targeted by Trump on Twitter, called the president's attack on Gillibrand "reprehensible" and "disgusting".

Author: 0 Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL): Financial Health and Analyst Ratings

Inc. now owns 17,817 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $843,000 after acquiring an additional 2,850 shares during the period. Teleflex Inc now has $11.38 billion valuation. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its position in shares of Xcel Energy by 19.0% in the 3rd quarter. The utilities provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.03.

Author: 0 Placing the Bulls-Eye Focus on Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 0.17% of Activision Blizzard worth $80,641,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Northern holds 316,587 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Quebec - Canada-based Sector Pension Board has invested 0.04% in Activision Blizzard, Inc .

People FHP trooper saves woman's life - then arrests her
Author: 0 FHP trooper saves woman's life - then arrests her

Upon arriving at the scene and seeing the woman was unresponsive, the trooper broke the rear passanger window of the vehicle and determined she did not have a pulse. A short time later, he was able to revive her. Emergency Medical Services rushed her to Physicians Regional Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Author: 0 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV) Declines 0.089% for Dec 14

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