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China denies it is illegally selling oil to North Koreans

China denies it is illegally selling oil to North Koreans The US State Department, in a statement, called on Russian Federation and other United Nations members to "strictly implement" sanctions on North Korea and to work "more closely together to shut down UN-prohibited activities, including ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum and the transport of coal from North Korea". [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued out of Round Rock for 2 missing children

Amber Alert issued out of Round Rock for 2 missing children Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret was born on January 31, 2010, and is 4 feet 5 inches tall. Lilianas Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret, 7, have been reported missing from Round Rock. He has hazel eyes, wears glasses and has a beard. Police believe Miles may be heading to Louisiana. Police provided CBS affiliate KHOU-TV with an image of Miles' vehicle. [Full Article...]

UGA wins Rose Bowl, heading to national championship game

UGA wins Rose Bowl, heading to national championship game Following a 9-yard pass to Terry Godwin, out trotted Rodrigo Blankenship to squeak in a 55-yard field goal - a Rose Bowl record - to make the halftime score 31-17. Michel and Chubb have accounted for 8,284 total rushing yards in their time at Georgia, surpassing SMU's duo of Eric Dickerson and Craig James (8,193). [Full Article...]

Risky wind chills continue across the area

Risky wind chills continue across the area Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.$$. Have a wonderful New Year, and warm wishes for an incredible 2018! "It's downright bitter cold", he said. Factor in wind chills, feel-like temperatures will be well below zero tonight . See Brian Jackson's forecast through the week. We'll keep you updated on that over the next couple of days. For related traffic news, check out Dr. [Full Article...]

South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade

South Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of North Korea trade The 5,100-tonne KOTI was detained two weeks ago at the South's port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin and its crew are being investigated over the alleged ship-to-ship transfers, Yonhap news agency cited local maritime officials as saying. The US Treasury Department released satellite imagery in November of two ships allegedly performing an illegal ship-to-ship transfer in global waters on the same day. [Full Article...]

Football star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

Reports say the former AC Milan striker is all but the victor of Tuesday's run-off, as he now leads incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai with more than 60 per cent of the votes. 'To investors, we say Liberia is open and ready for business, " he said. Africa's first female president, Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , is stepping aside after two terms at the head of the nation fo... [Full Article...]

Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27

Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27 Family members gave conflicting reports about her status Thursday. Following her father's death, Garner led marches in NY and elsewhere, drawing attention to the plight of African-Americans who've been victims of police brutality. She suffered a heart attack shortly after the delivery. Garner became a major force in advocacy and social justice after the death of her father helped ignite th... [Full Article...]

Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign

Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign However, The Times received an email from Shannon Slade, who said the banner was "hung by the daughters of the couple who live in the home, and one of their girlfriends (I'm one of them!) with the full support of their parents". In Congress, where he was a member from 2001 to 2013 before becoming IN governor, Pence described traditional marriage as the institution "that forms the backbone of our... [Full Article...]

Congress MLA Asha Kumari Slaps Woman Constable, And Then This Happened

Congress MLA Asha Kumari Slaps Woman Constable, And Then This Happened The MLA later apologised, saying "the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and nearly beat me, but I should not have lost my calm". However, Kumari reportedly ordered the lady cop to allow her to go through and attend the meet, telling her that she was an elected legislator and had been invited for the meeting. [Full Article...]

12 people killed in apartment building fire

12 people killed in apartment building fire Authorities said the boy was three-and-a-half years old. Soon, the flames were shooting up the open stairwell, trapping residents on the higher floors. "People died on various floors of the apartment". Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY'-groh) said the fire raced through an open apartment door and up the five-story building's stairwell, chasing residents as they fled. [Full Article...]

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians

One attacker was killed and another has fled the scene on a motorbike, the statement added. A gunman fired at worshippers and Egyptian police stationed outside a Coptic Orthodox church near Cairo and killed nine people before being wounded and arrested. [Full Article...]

Trump says East could use some 'global warming' this weekend

Trump says East could use some 'global warming' this weekend The National Weather Service has released extreme-cold weather advisories across parts of the Northeast, Midwest, the West and New England. New Year's Eve in NY is expected to hit a high of 22 degrees. "Climate is all about long-term trends ". The New York Times reported that temperatures in the United States were roughly 15 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit colder than average for this time of ye... [Full Article...]

S-400 deal with Russian Federation done: Turkish defense minister

S-400 deal with Russian Federation done: Turkish defense minister The move has alarmed Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies amid tensions with Moscow. Chemezov told Kommersant that Turkey was the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state to acquire the advanced S-400 missile system. [Full Article...]

Three Rockets Fired into Southern Israel; Israel Stikes Hamas Facilities in Gaza

Three Rockets Fired into Southern Israel; Israel Stikes Hamas Facilities in Gaza Israel claims that his body was taken by Hamas together with the body of another soldier and demands the Islamist organization to return it. There were no injuries but the rocket did cause limited damage to one of the community's buildings. [Full Article...]

NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died

NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died The man who was arrested after his wife was found strangled to death at the bottom of a staircase inside their Brooklyn home was previously arrested for strangling her until she was unconscious several months ago, The Post has learned. [Full Article...]

10 reportedly injured after blast rips through supermarket in St Petersburg

10 reportedly injured after blast rips through supermarket in St Petersburg According to a spokesman for the governor of St. Petersburg, one person was in serious condition. Putin said he told the chief of Russia's main domestic security agency, the FSB, that agents who encounter resistance from terror suspects should "liquidate bandits on the spot". [Full Article...]

Alabama secretary of state says Jones will be certified

Alabama secretary of state says Jones will be certified Jones, the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Republican bastion Alabama in 25 years, will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on January 3 when Congress returns to Washington after the holiday break. Proof of actual voter fraud was thin, and it was unlikely that a federal judge would act on it to postpone the certification of the result. Jones and Moore were competing to fill the U.... [Full Article...]

China defends sanctions work after report of NK oil transfer

China defends sanctions work after report of NK oil transfer Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is forbidden in UNSC Resolution 2375 adopted in September, but such violations are almost impossible to detect unless China aggressively cracks down on smuggling. It's unclear whether the Chinese military has any role in sanctions enforcement. The report has claimed that Chinese ships had transferred oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times ... [Full Article...]

Dozens killed, many wounded in Kabul multiple blasts

Dozens killed, many wounded in Kabul multiple blasts A deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, said that at least 40 people had been killed and another 30 wounded, but that was an initial accounting. The attack has not yet been claimed by any insurgent group. The Taliban immediately denied any involvement in the attack. The attack, on 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion, occurred during a panel discussion at the Tabian S... [Full Article...]

United States Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

United States Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey Turkey retaliated by halting visa services in the USA for Americans traveling to the country. According to the embassy, Ankara assured the USA embassy that there were no additional local employees under investigation, that the local staff will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties and that Turkish authorities will inform the US government in advance if any local staff ... [Full Article...]


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