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World Media Cuba trying to pay off debt with rum
Author: 0 Cuba trying to pay off debt with rum

According to the Czech statistics office, the Czechs imported rum from Cuba worth over U.S. $2 million (£6.4m) past year. According to a BBC report, the Cuban finance ministry said Havana, which is the capital of Cuba, during negotiations on the issue raised the possibility of repaying its mulitmillion dollar debt in rum.

World Media Sri Lanka's President arrives in Malaysia
Author: 0 Sri Lanka's President arrives in Malaysia

President Sirisena is also scheduled to meet Malaysian King Sultan Mohommed and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak tomorrow and have bilateral discussions on various sectors. Both leaders were unanimous in their rejection of violent extremism, and in expressing their strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestation, and called upon all States to reject terrorism and bring perpetrators of terrorism to justice.

World Media Boston breaks cold record as Arctic air sweeps Northeast
Author: 0 Boston breaks cold record as Arctic air sweeps Northeast

Then, Chance of Showers (40%). Below-normal temperatures are expected this weekend and into Monday across the entire northern half of the country, from the Pacific Northwest to ME and as far south as Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia, according to the Climate Prediction Center.

World Media Abe, Putin say difficulties remain in island dispute
Author: 0 Abe, Putin say difficulties remain in island dispute

Commenting on the visit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Thursday that China is pleased to see Russian Federation and Japan develop normal and friendly cooperation based on mutual respect and treating each other equally.

World Media Syrian President Celebrates Aleppo Victory On Instagram
Author: 0 Syrian President Celebrates Aleppo Victory On Instagram

Several journalists based in eastern Aleppo tweeted as the evacuation unfolded, including Zouhir Al Shimale, who said a ceasefire in the city appeared to be holding. The evacuation agreement would include the safe passage of wounded from the Shi'ite villages of Foua and Kefraya near Idlib that are besieged by rebels, according to a military media unit run by Hezbollah, a group allied to Assad.

World Media Woman Allegedly Raped In Car In South Delhi, 1 Arrested
Author: 0 Woman Allegedly Raped In Car In South Delhi, 1 Arrested

Four years ago (16, December) same day Nirbhaya gang rape case scarred the country, same case reported in Delhi. Rekha said the suspect was a driver for a member of India's elite paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force. Avneesh raped the girl inside the vehicle in a secluded area but she managed to flee around midnight and was found by a police patrol team which brought her to South Campus police station in the wee hours yesterday.

World Media Louisville suspends coach amid Wake Forest leak scandal
Author: 0 Louisville suspends coach amid Wake Forest leak scandal

The scandal came to light after the November 12 game between Louisville and Wake Forest when speculation was raised about the game after Wake Forest lost 44-12. Head coach Bobby Petrino has said twice that he had no knowledge of the information. "Formations that we had never run, alignments, even some of it was empty sets we had never run before".

Author: 0 Monica Crowley Will Help Trump Bring Back 'Morning in America'

In all, three of the four National Security Council appointments so far have had a foray into cable news gigs - Crowley and McFarland as Fox News analysts, and Flynn as a frequent analyst for Russia Today. The 48 year old has been a member of the media for the majority of her career. In 2008, she rejoined Fox News as a contributor. She is also a New York Times bestselling author and a columnist and online opinion editor of The Washington Times .

World Media Japan largest holder of United States debt
Author: 0 Japan largest holder of United States debt

Japan's move into the top spot came as it also cut its US Treasuries stake, although by a far smaller amount, about US$4.5 billion, to US$1.132 trillion in October. "They've been repatriating money back, they've been trying to intervene by selling dollars [and] buying yuan" to provide support, as China looks to ease the currency lower, said Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.

World Media Alabama's unemployment rate up a bit for November
Author: 0 Alabama's unemployment rate up a bit for November

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for California was 5.3 percent in November, down from 5.5 percent in October and below the 5.9 percent rate in November 2015. The comparable estimates for the nation were 4.6 percent in November, 4.9 percent in October and 5 percent a year ago. The highest growth sectors for IN in November were professional and business services, financial activities and manufacturing.

World Media People's Credit Union Donates to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Author: 0 People's Credit Union Donates to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Because of the loss of income, the family was facing a bleak Christmas for their children. Trish Simeroth and her husband, Lt. Tim Simeroth, said Thursday they're hopeful that bell ringers at Albertsons, Walmart and other locations can successfully chip away at a $38,000 deficit before Christmas Eve, the final day of the campaign.

Author: 0 Trump taps Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for Interior secretary

Navy SEAL, retiring in 2008 with a rank of commander after leading SEAL operations throughout the globe. "Though Mr. Zinke has expressed support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and opposes the sale of public lands, he has prioritized the development of oil, gas and other resources over the protection of clean water and air, and wildlife", said Theresa Pierno, president of National Parks Conservation Association, told the New York Times .

Author: 0 City warns residents against using tap water until further notice

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. An ongoing concern in the city is an old water system with 225 miles of cast-iron pipe, more than half of which needs to be upgraded, The Associated Press reported.

Author: 0 Polar Vortex brings Cold to Maryland

It is not at the surface, nor is it an actual storm system. Wind chills approaching 15 to 30 degrees below zero in parts of New England will mean that this is the coldest air since at least Valentine's Day a year ago. Cold spells like this one tend to produce quite a bit of heat from climate change deniers, who are apparently convinced that the existence of a few cold winter days somehow disproves global warming.

World Media Duterte's admission of killing criminals encourages mass killings - Amnesty Int'l
Author: 0 Duterte's admission of killing criminals encourages mass killings - Amnesty Int'l

As part of his extrajudicial anti-drug campaign, the firebrand president has encouraged police-as well as citizen vigilantes-to kill upwards of 5,000 people in the country since he began his term in June. "Just to show to the guys (police) that if I can do it why can't you", Duterte said in his speech in Malacañang. "I would go around in Davao with a motorcycle and I would just patrol the streets and looking for trouble also".

World Media MMM:
Author: 0 MMM: "Stay away from quick return schemes", EFCC cautions Nigerians

The statement explained that most participants would want to cash out their money for the festive period and that would lead to a breakdown of the system as it is a mutual aid community of individuals helping individuals. "But we still warn Nigerians against such similar schemes that may be ongoing or may come in due time", he said. More shocking reports has emerged as there are claims that one Chuddy Anayo popularly referred to as " The MMM number one Guider " is the mastermind behind MMM ...

Author: 0 Egypt: Traces of explosives found on victims of Paris flight

There were no survivors among the plane's 226 passengers and crew. One of the sources said the traces of explosives reportedly found appeared to be identical to samples previously held in stock, whereas there would usually be tiny forensic differences.

Author: 0 Dixons Carphone sees profits surge but warns of uncertain times ahead

Dixons Carphone today said its strategy to build a business around its customers' needs in a more complex world was paying dividends. Dixons Carphone has beat forecasts and announced a 19% increase in its half-year profit. Dixons also said it wants to ensure any currency impact from Brexit on pricing is "minimized" for its customers. Nick Bubb, an independent retail analysts, commented: "In terms of the outlook for the key Peak trading season, CEO Seb James doesn't give much away in the ...

Author: 0 Dylan Hartley banned for six weeks leaving him available for Six Nations

England captain Dylan Hartley will be available for the start of the team's Six Nations title defence after his ban for striking an opponent while on club duty for Northampton was limited to six weeks by a disciplinary panel on Wednesday. A disciplinary committee found that Hartley's original offence was worth of a five-week suspension and added a further two weeks due to the 30-year-old's awful disciplinary record.

World Media Fire extinguished at NY hospital building under construction
Author: 0 Fire extinguished at NY hospital building under construction

The cause of the fire, which happened on the rooftop next to the main hospital building, was not immediately known, she said . The 830,000-square-foot building is not now seeing patients, and isn't set to open until 2018. Hospitals officials moved patients within Tisch Hospital due to the heavy smoke, but none were evacuated from the building. There are now 25 firetrucks on the scene, and no reported injuries.

World Media Egyptian president names 22-year-old as attacker of Cairo Coptic church
Author: 0 Egyptian president names 22-year-old as attacker of Cairo Coptic church

The blast took place on Sunday morning at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church, known as al-Boutrosiya Church, which is adjacent to Saint Mark's Cathedrtal in Cairo's Abassiya neighbourhood, Xinhua news agency reported. Security officials said they believed a bomb containing 12 kilos of TNT appeared to have been the cause of the explosion. Morsi had been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, who also has targeted Christians in Egypt in the past.

Author: 0 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi meets Afghan boy who became viral star

On Tuesday, with the help of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, or SC, Ahmady was able to meet his favorite player in Qatar when FC Barcelona faced Al-Ahli in an exhibition match. Messi picked up the boy as they posed for photos at the specially arranged meeting. Now, almost a year later, Murtaza Ahmadi has finally met his idol.

World Media British Man in Vegas Trump Attack Case Gets Jail Time
Author: 0 British Man in Vegas Trump Attack Case Gets Jail Time

It came after he admitted in September charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function. In August, Sandford's mother, Lynne Sandford, told reporters in London that her son, who has been diagnosed in the past with autism, depression and other mental health conditions, had been on suicide watch in a Nevada prison for several weeks.She portrayed her son as a compassionate, child-like man who enjoyed watching "Peppa Pig", a British television ...

World Media Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel Prize as 'gift from heaven'
Author: 0 Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel Prize as 'gift from heaven'

After three weeks of additional talks, Santos and FARC's maximum commander Rodrigo Londoño, alias "Timochenko", signed a revised deal in Bogotá on November 24. Nobel prizes in the sciences, economics and literature were awarded at a separate ceremony in Stockholm . Despite not attending the gala ceremony in Stockholm due to "pre-existing commitments", the USA music icon-cum-literature laureate said in a speech read on his behalf that he was "honoured" to receive the award.

Author: 0 Militants retake ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian forces

Russian Federation had earlier sa. Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition-run monitoring group, said the fighting is ongoing in the district. Monday's airstrikes on the Okeirbat region came a day after IS militants re-occupied Palmyra , taking the ancient central city from government troops.

World Media President Obama marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
Author: 0 President Obama marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

This year marked the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack. They represent the only CT school invited to be among the 1,300 USA and Japanese students who are performing. A Fluvanna County man who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor participated in a ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Around 4,000 people are expected to attend the commemoration ceremony at Pearl Harbor , according to an NBC affiliate in Honolulu.

Author: 0 More than 30 London football clubs investigated for historic sexual abuse

In an update to the action being taken by the Met, Det Ch Supt Ivan Balhatchet said specialist officers would be working through information passed to them. Sky News contacted London's five Premier League football clubs following the Metropolitan Police's statement. A number of ex-footballers, including former England worldwide David White, have come forward in recent weeks to detail abuse suffered in their formative years in the game.

World Media Man City, Chelsea fined combined $170000 for melee
Author: 0 Man City, Chelsea fined combined $170000 for melee

Chelsea were last fined for failing to control their players following the ill-tempered London derby with Tottenham at the end of last term. Chelsea had reportedly been warned that they could face a points deduction after being guilty of similar charges in the past.

Author: 0 Defense Secretary Ash Carter Attends Ceremony in Israel for F-35 Delivery

Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the US -built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. Speaking on condition of anonymity under military briefing guidelines, he said it would take "more than a few months" for the first planes to be operational.

World Media Trump's nominee to lead EPA a global warming skeptic; Hatch, Lee respond
Author: 0 Trump's nominee to lead EPA a global warming skeptic; Hatch, Lee respond

Top environmental activists like Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said Pruitt's record showed that while Trump may be deft at nodding to environmentalists, he would leave crafting actual policy up to climate change skeptics. "Scott Pruitt is a businessman and public servant and understands the impact regulation and legislation have in the business world", said Jeffrey McDougall, an oilman who serves as chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

Author: 0 Hunt: John Glenn a star that stayed grounded

FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, former astronaut and senator John Glenn answers questions during an interview at the Ohio Statehouse. President-elect Donald Trump honored the first American to orbit the Earth on Thursday, a little more than an hour after Glenn's death was announced.

World Media Rs26m in new notes among over Rs130m seized from Delhi law firm
Author: 0 Rs26m in new notes among over Rs130m seized from Delhi law firm

Police are searching for the firm promoter, lawyer Rohit Tandon . The raid led the investigators to massive amount of cash stashed in luggage bags, wall cabinet and boxes. "It's probably one of the several office premises which was mainly used as cash godown guarded by just one guard", said the officer. Income tax officials, who are trying to figure how Tandon has managed to accumulate ₹2.61crore in ₹2,000 notes, are investigating the complicity of bank officials, The Times of India ...

Author: 0 Delta airplane slid off runway at Detroit Metro; no one hurt

No passengers were injured and customers were helped off the tail of the MD-88 plane and bussed to the airport terminal. The Detroit Free Press reports the plane came to rest in the grass right off the snowy runway. The airport said operations were continuing at the airport despite the incident, but advised travelers to confirm their flight status due to weather conditions.