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Scarlett Johansson makes flawless return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'


In the sketch, Baldwin's Trump called Ivanka his favorite daughter upon Johansson's arrival into the scene, and he asked her where her husband Jared Kushner was. Johansson's SNL cameo also comes a few weeks after she made her first public appearance with reported boyfriend and SNL co-head writer Colin Jost , who also co-hosts " Weekend Update ". Read More »

Honduran Court Rules For Incumbent President Weeks After Disputed Vote


The candidate said he was headed to Washington to meet officials of the U.S. state department and the head of the Organization of American States (OAS). "The generalized crisis that Honduras is experiencing is primarily due to the disagreement there has been between the political parties which, in a democracy, must respect the majority will of the people expressed at the ballot box", National Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Herrera said in a statement. Read More »

Austrian party founded by ex-Nazis enters coalition government


Austria is sending Europe swinging to the right as the country's Nazi-founded Freedom Party (FPO) and conservative People's Party (OVP) form a coalition government. A referendum on Austria leaving the European Union, which was suggested by the Freedom party before, was explicitly ruled out. European economic affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici, a Socialist, said the events in Austria called for vigilance by "democrats attached to European values". Read More »

Militants storm Kabul spy training center


The Afshar area of Kabul where the attack was under way is close to a training facility of the National Directorate of Security , the main Afghan intelligence agency, as well as a private university. Security in Kabul has been ramped up since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the city's diplomatic quarter, killing about 150 and wounding around 400 people, mostly civilians. Read More »

Gujarat Assembly elections 2017


The poll panel on December 13, 2017, had issued a show cause notice to Rahul for "prima facie" violating the provisions of the election law and the model code by giving interviews to TV channels in Gujarat. "The Commission will deliberate... and will consult political parties, media, National Basketball Association and other stakeholders to seek suggestions for necessary modification in the extant provisions". Read More »

Afghanistan: 11 Afghan police officers killed in Talibans' attack


However, Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said 11 policemen had been killed. He did not provide further details and the Taliban have not yet commented on the attack. Rahimi had no word on casualties but confirmed gunshots and explosion in the area. "We can confirm a suicide bomber attempted an attack on a patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan earlier today". Read More »

UN Security Council to meet on US Jerusalem decision

The draft says any "decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded". Back to July 1980, Israel passed a law that declared Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel, but the United Nations Security Council responded with a resolution condemning Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and declared it a violation of worldwide law. Read More »

Kaka Announces Retirement from Football on Instagram


Kaka is, nearly notoriously now, the last footballer to win a Ballon d'Or that isn't named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo and was briefly the world's most expensive footballer, when Real Madrid parted with £59 million for his services, in 2009. Read More »

China air force drills in Sea of Japan and again around Taiwan


The drills accomplished the planned objective and improved the air force's manoeuvring capability on the high sea, he said, adding that Chinese planes responded to interference from foreign military aircraft. China has in recent months ramped up its long-range air force drills, particularly around Taiwan, claimed by China as its own. Shen added the planes flew into the Japanese ADIZ, but the Japanese government has not yet reacted, even though, according to a statement from Taiwan's defense ... Read More »

12 people burned to death in fire break out


The fire broke out at Kharaini Road's famous snacks shop Bhanu Farsan during the wee hours. Fire department was alerted about the blaze around 4:15 am, following which three fire engines and four water tankers were dispatched. "The fire started at the ground floor-level and the people inside were sleeping on the loft". The fire brigade and the police reached the spot andrushed the 12 victims to a hospital where doctors declaredthem dead before admission, the official said. Read More »

European Union opens probe into Ikea over Dutch tax rulings


Ikea may have avoided paying at least 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in tax from income from stores from 2009 to 2014, according to a report by Greens/EFA lawmakers submitted to the European Union previous year. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the EU was vetting those claims. The move against Ikea came at the urging of the Greens party in European Parliament which mounted a major campaign to put the spotlight on Ikea. Read More »

Fog and drizzle for the morning commute


The fog could thick in spots late Sunday through Monday morning , so give yourself extra time first thing Monday morning . Much cooler temperatures are on tap for later in the week and heading into the weekend before Christmas. We will have some showers, and will likely have a few thunderstorms as well. Rain chance around 70%. We will go from the mid 70s on Friday to the mid 50s on Saturday. Read More »

Barca extend La Liga lead


Overall the game turned out well but's a real shame about Paco, " Valverde said. "We go into next week's game (against Real) feeling very happy and the best way to prepare for a game of that level is to win and feel confident and we are feeling great", Barca coach Ernesto Valverde told reporters. Read More »

Trump to Say in Security Speech That China Is Competitor

But, after growing exhausted of China's failure to address trade imbalances, Trump will shift from past presidents in his national security strategy placing a greater focus on trade and economic issues, the Financial Times reported Friday. Read More »

First Warning Forecast: Increasing clouds and seasonable temperatures


Any last minute Christmas shopping that weekend will have to endure morning temperatures in the teens and daytime highs only getting as warm as the 30s. Rain gear is recommended, since pockets of rain will be likely for the afternoon and early evening. Some patchy fog will once again be possible, certainly across those sheltered valley locations. Read More »

Homicide team to probe 'suspicious' deaths of Canadian billionaire couple


The development does not mean the deaths are being treated as homicides, Toronto Police Service spokeswoman Michelle Flannery said. Barry Sherman, 75, and Honey Sherman, 70, were found dead in their home by their realtor on December circumstances the police initially said " appear to be suspicious ", The Toronto Star reported. Read More »

Texas 7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations


As Espiricueta read the letters after class, one student's letter particularly stood out to her. She instructed the children to ask Santa for two wants and one need. "Unfortunately, there are other students that as part of their needs they included food, towels, blankets, pillows, bed, clothes, shoes and a stove", the teacher told ABC News . Read More »

Pakistan processing visa applications of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother


Jadhav's mother and wife had applied for visas. After weeks of talks between India and Pakistan a visit of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother has been arranged for which the Pakistan authorities have received visa applications. A final verdict is pending. On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Jadhav is a former officer of the Indian ... Read More »

Sarah Palin's Son Track Arrested For Domestic Violence, 2nd Time Since 2016


Track was picked up by police in Wasilla, the town where his mother served as mayor. The news station also reported Palin is in custody at the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer, about 20 miles northeast of Wasilla. A woman identified as Palin's girlfriend told authorities he had punched her in the face and kicked her in the knee during the 2016 incident. " He was charged with interfering with the report of domestic violence, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and assault". Read More »

Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Arrested In Connection With His 2010 Murder

Police in Riverside County, California, arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records showed. The body of Wright, 34, was found badly decomposed in a field in southeast Memphis in July 2010, and investigators found evidence of shell casings from different calibers at the scene. Read More »

#GujaratVerdict: Indian ruling party in tough election fight


The BJP and the Congress have asked their supporters and workers to maintain restrain in the wake of whatever outcome. As of now, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister and the Patidar face of the BJP Nitin Patel and BJP state president Jitu Vaghani are trailing. Read More »

BJP to fight Karnataka polls under Yeddyurappa: Rajnath


Although a Special Investigation Team, set up to crack the sensational murder case, released sketches of the two suspects in October, there has been no breakthrough in it so far. "We will conduct a thorough probe into her murder and bring the culprits to book if our party is voted to power in the upcoming assembly election", he said at a rally of his BJP here. Read More »

California's Bureau of Cannabis Control Issues First Licenses for Commercial Cannabis Activity


The small number of recreational pot licenses — and the quickly vanishing year — mean that choices will likely be limited for consumers looking to ring in 2018 with a legal purchase on January 1. Another 60 dispensaries that have received preliminary licenses are still awaiting final approval. One of them is also issuing licenses now, like the BCC; the other is waiting for January 1 to do so. Read More »

How will Britain trade after Brexit?


Ummuna's view was this week given weight by the negotiating guidelines published by the EU Council following their decision on Friday to allow transition negotiations to begin. The document "calls on the United Kingdom to provide further clarity on its position on the framework for the future relationship". Yet new guidelines agreed by the other 27 European Union countries suggest Britain will remain as de facto members for years after Brexit. Read More »

Ukraine Protesters Seek Poroshenko's Removal at Kiev Rally

Read alsoFT: Ukraine's chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition "likely " Yuriy Lutsenko said that Saakashvili had been staging protests to seize state power in Ukraine and assist members of the criminal group of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and businessman Serhiy Kurchenko in halting their criminal prosecution. Read More »

NK leader visits mausoleum for late father, vows 'fight' for strong nation


North Koreans are expected to avoid drinking, entertainment and inappropriate displays of enjoyment on the day before and the day of the anniversary. In research released in late November, the respected Center for Strategic and International Studies said date analysis showed elevated chances for provocations by the secretive nation within four weeks. Read More »

UN Security Council to Vote on US Jerusalem Position Withdrawal on Monday


As it stood by Sunday night, the leaked text was a restatement of the UN's position on Jerusalem as outlined through decades of Security Council and General Assembly's resolutions, our correspondent noted. The draft also appeals to all United Nations members to refrain from setting up an embassy in Jerusalem. " No vote or debate will change the clear reality that Jerusalem has and always will be the capital of Israel", Danon said in a statement. Read More »

Balcony Collapse in Melbourne


The Nunns have been described as a popular and "friendly" couple who regularly hosted gatherings at their rented home. A group of about 30 Tupperware employees had been trying to take a group photo on the balcony when the floor fell in, sending partygoers tumbling into the rubble. Read More »

Cong sweeps Punjab civic polls, SAD-BJP cries foul


The election also comes months after the Congress came to power in Punjab and Captain Amarinder Singh took over as the Chief Minister. 7 am: Civic poll elections in 3 municipal corporation - Amritsar, Jalandhar & Patiala and 32 municipal councils & Nagar Panchayats in Punjab to be held today. Read More »

Cold wave freezes J&K; Gulmarg, Kargil coldest


The night temperature on Friday dropped by four degrees from around 11.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday to 7.3 degrees Celsius as strong winds coming from the snow-clad regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh cooled the capital. The mercury settled at a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius at Qazigund in south Kashmir, while Kokernag town recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Pampore school reinstates sacked teachers, who now want to sue for defamation


The JKSHRC chairman Justice (retired) Bilal A Nazki, has taken a serious note of the couple's sacking and directed the Director of the J&K School Education Department and the Principal of the Muslim Educational Institute, Pampore, to file a report on Monday Also, the Principle of the Institute has been asked to be present in person at the Commission's Srinagar office on the said date. Read More »

Meghan to spend Christmas with Queen


Each treat is paid for by the Queen - through the Privy Purse - and given to staff throughout the palaces, the Court Post Office and the Palace police. The Royal family are no strangers to Christmas spirit. This marks a major move away from tradition, which has normally seen only spouses invited to the Queen's Norfolk retreat for the holidays. Read More »