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A Powerful Bomb Explosion in Athens

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No one was injured and, according to the testimony of a security guard, the attackers were three individuals, two of whom left a backpack in front of the building, while the other waited in a auto. A bullet casing has also been recovered from near the courthouse . Police suspect a far-left group calling itself Popular Fighters Squad, which has carried out shooting attacks against the Israeli embassy in 2014 and the German ambassador's residence in 2013. Lire la suite »

Christmas Eve services in Polk County

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church in La Grande will hold a quiet service of Morning Prayer for the fourth Sunday of Advent at 9 a.m.in the chapel. The First Baptist Church of La Grande will have a worship service at the regularly scheduled time, 10 a.m., on Christmas Eve. Lire la suite »

Apple admits it's slowing down your old iPhone

The average iPhone user would have just seen the phone behaving oddly and thought that either it was going to cost a lot to fix or it was a sign from the great spirit of Steve Jobs that they needed to upgrade. Despite the spin that Apple is trying to give to the story, what can not be ignored is the fault in the way Apple has gone about trying to fixing the issue. Lire la suite »

Odisha CM sacks minister for caste slur on Brahmins

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Rout has been in the eye of a storm for his "beggar" remarks on Brahmins at the inaugural function of the Malyabanta festival in Malkangiri on December 19. While Dr. Rout's casteist remarks against a senior Dalit leader of the ruling party had attracted criticism in the past, his remarks about farmer suicides and Anganwadi workers had also faced criticism in the recent months. Lire la suite »

Rahul takes jibe at BJP on 2G

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The party will also discuss its future strategy after the Gujarat elections, where it managed to restrict BJP to 99 seats. This time, the BJP got lowest number of seats in the state Assembly in the last 22 years, and thus the victory is not one of the party's best performances. Lire la suite »

Apple hit with $25K per day fine in Qualcomm antitrust case

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Apple claims that it will appeal the court's ruling even though the company says that it has already produced millions of documents related to this case, and plans on producing millions more. Qualcomm declined to comment. A few days after the FTC filed its lawsuit, Apple weighed in with its own legal actions against Qualcomm in the US and elsewhere. Lire la suite »

Annus horribilis? 2017 has been a success, says a defiant Theresa May

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On Thursday, an interpreter for Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki referred to Mrs May as " Madam Brexit " in a translation broadcast live on television during a press conference in Warsaw. "If you look at what's happened over the past couple of months, we have made sufficient progress on the Brexit negotiations, we have had a good budget that is building a Britain that is fit for the future", she said. Lire la suite »

California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state

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The fire has destroyed over 1,000 structures as it has scorched coastal mountains, foothills and canyons across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles, officials said. The fire eventually moved into Santa Barbara County, threatening Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria, after devastating much of downtown Ventura. Firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by January 7, but shifts in weather could change that at any time. Lire la suite »

Nouveau projet de résolution sur la Corée du Nord à l'Onu

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Un nouveau projet de résolution, présenté vendredi 22 décembre par les États-Unis et destiné à renforcer les sanctions contre la Corée du Nord , doit être soumis au vote du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU. Tous les pays seraient habilités à intercepter, inspecter, bloquer et saisir les bateaux soupçonnés de transporter des cargaisons illégales en provenance ou à destination de la Corée du Nord. Lire la suite »

Trump travel ban dealt blow by San Francisco appeals court

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President Trump has acted illegally, for the third time, in banning US entry of anyone from a group of mostly Muslim nations, a San Francisco-based federal appeals court ruled late Friday. Trump said his latest order followed a review of foreign nations' policies for screening travelers and immigrants to the USA, and was based on his broad executive authority over issues of immigration and national security. Lire la suite »

Goa ready to give Mahadayi river water for Karna's drinking needs:CM

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The Karnataka government had earlier petitioned the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal which in its July 27 a year ago interim order rejected the state's plea. Besides, Patil said the long-standing issue should be resolved in one meeting and that Goa should immediately release 7.56 TMCft of water to Karnataka for its immediate need. Lire la suite »

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign returns

If you're feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive. "We'll be arresting anyone who breaks the law by driving impaired". But the ultimate cost of drunk driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills. The Crystal Lake Police Department is asking people to designate a sober driver in their group and give that person the vehicle keys, or arrange for a friend or family member to provide a ride. Lire la suite »

Abbas rules out United States peace plan after al-Quds decision

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As the Christmas message was sent out Abbas was meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss Thursday's United Nations resolution. Macron reaffirmed the French position that the two-state solution is the answer to ending the 70-year Israeli occupation of Palestine. The global community has galvanized in protest after Trump, going one step further than his predecessor and other former presidents, announced plans to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Lire la suite »

Messy storm brings snow, ice over busy travel days

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Odds are increasing for at least parts of our area. A storm moving in from the south on Friday will gradually deteriorate statewide, hitting Greater Bangor with about 4 inches of snow. Power outages are possible. Lighter accumulations capable of at least coating untreated bridges and overpasses are possible from northern Pennsylvania, most of NY state and parts of southern and coastal New England. Lire la suite »

Federal prosecutors subpoena Deutsche Bank for Kushner family business records

The subpoenas came from the US attorney's office in the Eastern District of NY, where three members of Mueller's team have worked, including one as recently as this year, the report continued. "We are unaware of any inquiry directed at Deutsche Bank from the E.D.New York and have no reason to believe there is one", said a spokeswoman for the Kushner Companies. Lire la suite »

'Obamacare' surprise: Strong showing as almost 9 million sign up

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Approximately 8.8 million people enrolled for 2018 coverage during the six-week open enrollment period that ended December 15, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said in a tweet Thursday. Conservative Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced his opposition on the grounds that the Graham-Cassidy bill represents "Obamacare lite". The tax plan Republicans passed eliminates the individual mandate penalty, meaning people who don't have health insurance won't face a ... Lire la suite »

Republicans demand answers over claims Obama gave Hezbollah a pass

On "Hannity", Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) (below) explained why he's asking the Department of Justice to turn over all documents and communications related to this matter. The investigation by DeSantis and Jordan is being undertaken under the wider umbrella of oversight efforts into the Obama administration's diplomatic dealings with Iran that led to the nuclear deal. Lire la suite »

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all

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The company said in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in October that over the course of three years, approximately 29 million people were "delivered" or "served" content from pages related to the IRA. Get tech news in your inbox weekday mornings. In response, Facebook announced the new tool in November, saying: "It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 USA election". Lire la suite »

Beijing condemns Taiwan probe into tiny pro-China opposition party

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They are under suspicion of passing Chinese officials information related to the investigation of Zhou Hongxu, who is serving a 14-month prison sentence after being convicted of spying for China by a Taiwan court in September. Ties between Beijing and Taipei have worsened since President Tsai Ing-wen took office past year over her refusal to acknowledge the island as part of "one China". Lire la suite »

Former astronaut Bruce McCandless dies

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In 1990, McCandless helped deploy the Hubble Space Telescope from the shuttle Discovery. Fellow crewmembers aboard the Challenger used a 70mm camera to expose this frame through windows on the flight deck. Describing his famous spacewalk, he wrote in 2015: "My wife [Bernice] was at mission control, and there was quite a bit of apprehension". McCandless was a retired Navy captain. Lire la suite »

" "Le procès " Jawad " promet d'être hors du commun

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Jawad Bendaoud , " logeur " de djihadistes des attentats du 13 novembre 2015 , sera jugé pour avoir fourni l'appartement de Saint-Denis où Abdelhamid Abaaoud, organisateur présumé des attaques, et un autre auteur des tueries s'étaient repliés. Lire la suite »