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Worldwide Ryanair says formally recognises Irish pilots' union
Author: 0 Ryanair says formally recognises Irish pilots' union

VC said talks scheduled for Wednesday were cancelled "at short notice" by Ryanair because the airline "rejected two of the five VC company council members present at the negotiating table". IMPACT says the ongoing progress means "the danger of industrial action had receded for the present". Irish pilots' union Impact had said earlier that Ryanair had confirmed in writing it recognised the union as the representative of the airline's pilots, and Impact had accepted an invitation to attend a ...

Worldwide Two Confederate statues removed from Memphis, TN parks
Author: 0 Two Confederate statues removed from Memphis, TN parks

Onlookers gather December 20, 2017, to watch workers remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park in Memphis. The council's actions Wednesday followed months of frustration for Memphis officials fighting against Tennessee's reams of red tape that kept the statues in place despite a wave of local public opposition.

Author: 0 Rand Paul: No Surveillance Debate Means a No Vote on Spending Bill

The chamber is poised to vote on a modified measure from the House Intelligence Committee that imposes few new privacy controls on the National Security Agency's (NSA) warrantless surveillance program. The delay was caused by revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting communications between Americans who merely mentioned foreign targets in conversation-what the agency referred to as "inadvertent compliance incidents".

Worldwide Trump Admin Approves Sale of Military Arms to Ukraine
Author: 0 Trump Admin Approves Sale of Military Arms to Ukraine

The Trump administration has yet to clear the sales of heavier weapons such as anti-tank Javelin missiles requested by Ukraine. The Trump administration has approved the export of lethal small arms including a multimillion dollar sniper rifle deal, ramping up its support for Ukraine in the simmering conflict with Russia-backed separatists.

Worldwide After big poll wins, in Modi's tears flows the BJP's journey
Author: 0 After big poll wins, in Modi's tears flows the BJP's journey

With the Congress party's good showing in Gujarat, Ashok Gehlot, the former Rajasthan Chief Minister and AICC General Secretary who was in-charge of the state, has proved his political acumen and increased his standing in the party by running a strategy that made the assembly election a closely-fought battle.

Worldwide Rome angry over 'toilet brush' Christmas tree
Author: 0 Rome angry over 'toilet brush' Christmas tree

Rome's official tree is looking a bit bare. City officials have said there are no plans to take it down but officials have opened an investigation as to why the tree is falling apart. "It is clearly dead and it is a shameful spectacle for citizens and tourists", said the consumers' group Codacons , according to Sky News . "The one at the Vatican is much better".

Worldwide Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana
Author: 0 Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana

In the framework of the meeting, the Russian delegation, headed Lavrentiev, held two separate meetings with the Iranian and the Turkish delegations. Several bilateral meetings started on Thursday morning among the parties participating in Astana 8 meeting on Syria, according to Kazakh Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Anuar Zhaynakov.

Author: 0 Nikki Haley Lays Down Law To UN On Anti-US Jerusalem Vote

Trump added that "people are exhausted of the USA - people that live here, our great citizens that love this country - they're exhausted of this country being taken advantage of and we're not going to be taken advantage of any longer". The US Ambassador Nikki Haley , in a letter to dozens of United Nations states on Tuesday seen by Reuters, warned that Trump had asked her to "report back on those countries who voted against us".

Author: 0 Major US Companies Say Workers Will See Some of Tax Windfall

The House can pass all the conservative legislation they want, but it has to make it through the much trickier Senate math to actually become law. Guthrie challenged his assertions, saying that a number of CEOs have explicitly said that they do not plan to reinvest, but rather do "stock buybacks" and "line the pockets of shareholders".

Author: 0 We are disappointed, says Shell on ruling of Italian court

Shell's first involvement in the oilfield was in 2001 when it acquired a stake alongside a company believed to be under the control of Dan Etete, Nigeria's oil minister between 1995 and 1998 (Etete is said to have secured rights to OPL 245 during his tenure, according to Global Witness ).

Worldwide AP explains Trump transition email dispute with Mueller
Author: 0 AP explains Trump transition email dispute with Mueller

But that's only part of the reason I'm not reassured by Trump's answer - "No - no, I'm not" - when reporters shouted at him Sunday to ask if he were considering firing Mueller . In the letter, Lanhofer also contends that the disclosure by GSA was "unauthorised", and said the transition organisation considers the documents private and privileged - and not government property.

Author: 0 One more mild day, before temperatures drop through Christmas

Light, scattered freezing rain continues into the overnight hours and possibly through Saturday morning. This will lead to an increase in the clouds, and this should also mean our temperatures don't drop off quite as much as they did Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Worldwide India silent ahead of crucial vote on Jerusalem in UN General Assembly
Author: 0 India silent ahead of crucial vote on Jerusalem in UN General Assembly

Israel's envoy to the United Nations vowed Thursday that his country would never be "driven" from Jerusalem as UN member states prepared to vote on rejecting Washington's recognition of the Holy City as its capital. "But this vote will make a difference in how Americans view the U.N". What's more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected.

Author: 0 African National Congress Votes to Downgrade South African Embassy in Israel

This move is in opposition to a recent announcement by US President Donald Trump who instructed his administration to begin a process of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The board says that South Africa will be politically poorer, forfeiting a meaningful role to play as a peace broker between Israel and Palestine. Responding to the move, Hamas said in a statement: "We commend the members, branches, provinces and other structures of the ANC for this determined decision ...

Worldwide NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders
Author: 0 NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders

The NASCAR Hall of Famer took his handgun, went downstairs and fired shots at three men, who appeared to be armed and whose faces were mostly covered, according to police. Childress told Grice that he felt, the only reason he and his wife were "here today [is] because of God and the Second Amendment". Although none of the suspects were injured, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office noted that the state Castle Doctrine gives individuals the right to take up arms against intruders.

Worldwide Uber is a transport service, European Union top court rules
Author: 0 Uber is a transport service, European Union top court rules

This decision was made after a case was brought to the European Court of Justice after a complaint was filed by a taxi group known as Elite Taxi in Barcelona. "On the contrary, this ruling serves as a very good reference for authorities to reject Uber [if they had intended to]", he said. Uber also mentioned that the application platform is simply just an easier alternative for users to hail a driver at the ease of a simple button on their mobile devices.

Worldwide HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets
Author: 0 HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets

They said that out of the 83 LCA, 10 will be trainers. In a major boost to Make in India, the Indian Air Force today issued a tender for buying 83 more LCA Tejas planes to the state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). HAL Chairman and CMD T Suvarna Raju had told The Indian Express that 11 International Olympic Committee aircraft will be supplied by March 2018, and the rest subsequently.