The Dow Jones industrial average was down 18.11 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 19,233.67, the S&P 500 was down 2.47 points, or 0.11 per cent, at 2,209.76 and the Nasdaq composite was down 13.23 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 5,319.77. But doubts have emerged over whether the planned cuts will be enough to rebalance the market. Oil traded at a 16-month high as OPEC prepared to meet non-members in an effort to secure additional output cuts following last week's surprise deal to curtail supply.
Suprun hopes his other electors will unite behind an honorable Republican alternative, like John Kasich. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams criticized Electoral College voters who are trying to overturn a law stipulating that they must back the victor of the state's popular vote.
Trump is the first president or president-elect to speak with a Taiwanese leader since the United States broke-off relations with Taiwan in 1979 under President Jimmy Carter, when his administration established formal relations with Beijing , marking the start of the one-China policy .
The report also elaborated on the "Disappearing Positive Methodology" system which concealed Russian use of banned drugs and protected summer and winter athletes from being caught. But McLaren says "the Russian Olympic team corrupted the London Games on an unprecedented scale, the extent of which will probably never be fully established.
Wilson was pistol-whipped and then shot in the head by Smith during a robbery, court documents show. Thirteen minutes into his execution by injection, an Alabama inmate heaved and coughed and appeared to move during tests meant to determine consciousness.
The crash of a charter plane carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense to its biggest game ever, killing 75 people, has been blamed on an electrical fault. Marco Guarizzo, a presenter on CBN radio in southern Brazil , said staff members were struggling with the news that director Deva Pascovicci was on the flight.
TV footage at the site showed debris from the plane, with villagers collecting the remains of th passengers and covering the bodies with cloths. Earlier, the airline had said there were 48 people on board. Pakistan's interior ministry sent a team to the scene of the crash, including experts in identifying bodies through DNA tests, according to The Associated Press.
If you plan on driving drunk or drugged through Easthampton during the holiday season, you might want to think twice. "We are taking a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving this holiday season to keep our roads safe for all motorists".
Interestingly, when the CPI (M)-led LDF government returned to power in May this year, one of the questions before the party was how would it effect a leadership change replacing veteran leader VS Achuthanandan with his younger colleague Pinarayi Vijayan.
She would become the first sitting South Korean president to be deposed in the country's democratic era. Park, South Korea's first female president, was elected to a single, five-year term in 2012. "So impeachment is the middle of road choice for the majority of South Koreans". Suga says South Korea is Japan's most important neighbor that shares a strategic relationship, especially when it comes to North Korea.
People walk near a collapsed mosque following an quake in Meuredu, Pidie Jaya in the northern province of Aceh , Indonesia, Dec. 7, 2016. Major General Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said 52 people have died in Pidie Jaya, the district closest to the epicentre.
Palka spoke of his visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in 1968 on returning from his tour in Vietnam, calling it one of the saddest moments of his life. Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Obama praised the Greatest Generation for forging "an enduring global order".
Backed the US -led global coalition, Iraqi government troops and paramilitary forces launched a campaign in October to dislodge IS from Mosul , Iraq's second-largest city and IS's last major urban bastion in the country. It gave no details of civilian casualties, but said that the region - and all information coming out of it - was controlled by Islamic State. The army's 9th Armoured Division said it had retaken al Salam hospital in a push on Tuesday, the farthest the army has penetrated ...
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake earlier this week levelled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami. "We have 45,300 people evacuating in several places as of Saturday morning", national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Agence France-Presse, adding that the number of displaced had nearly doubled since Friday due to an influx of new data.
He says American diplomats will meet their Russian counterparts in Geneva on Saturday, and added that he hopes in the next days, the Syrian sides and peace mediators "can find some way to get to the table" and "have a serious discussion about how to end this war".
NEW ZEALAND heavyweight Joseph Parker has worked diligently towards his shot at a world title. The Parker-Ruiz fight will be part of a "World Championship Boxing" tripleheader that'll feature a 12-round, non-title bout between WBC/WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, and John Molina Jr.
Lawmakers voted 234 to 56 in favor of impeachment . There were six abstentions. "I am so sorry for all South Koreans that I created this national chaos with my carelessness", Park said in a televised statement after the vote. Much of the parties' platforms will focus on domestic issues, said Delury, with corruption and a separation between government and big business high on the agenda.
An elderly man probably died of a heart attack, while dozens of people are under the rubble of their homes, said his side a district officer, Apriadi Achmad. An Indonesian Red Crescent volunteer described scenes of heavy damage and said many people had been injured . Many victims had suffered broken bones and gashes and had to be treated in hospital corridors and hastily erected disaster tents, a Reuters witness said.
On Wednesday dozens of civilians were killed in airstrikes near the Syrian border in Qa'im, a town under Daesh control in the mostly-Sunni area of Anbar. The elite troops, part of a US -backed, 100,000-strong coalition of Iraqi forces, have been fighting street battles with the militants and now control around half of the city's eastern neighbourhoods.
Most of the charges stemmed from an investigation into a scandal involving the president's long-time friend , Choi Soon-Sil, who is now awaiting trial for fraud and embezzlement. Park has consistently refuted any legal wrongdoing and rejected claims she was an accomplice. Q. When is the Constitutional Court's ruling expected? And many were adamant that the president should resign immediately and face criminal prosecution.
Castro's ashes arrived in Santiago on Saturday, ending a four-day journey across Cuba that began after a massive rally in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution. "The leader of the revolution strongly opposed any manifestation of cult of personality....no statues or busts of Fidel will be erected in Cuba". Thousands of people welcomed the leader's remains to shouts of "Fidel!" "It's a privilege to have him here", said Cruz Maria Pardo, 64, who worked at the cemetery cleaning the mausoleums for ...
After the second one, Smith's right arm and hand moved". Smith was convicted for the November 8, 1994, shooting death of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson. But the judge overseeing the trial overrode that recommendation and sentenced Smith to death. The U.S. Supreme Court has since ordered Alabama to review similar practices in four other cases not involving Smith, court documents show.
Six survived - two crew members, a journalist and three players. The government said it had suspended the Bolivian charter company and rdered an investigation into its operations. "We shall continue praying because we still need his discharge from hospital to see him closely". While they waited, they stewed on something Simone said: Neto had told her on the day of the flight that he had had a dream his airline crashed.
Michigan Board of State Canvasser Colleen Pero questions attorney Mark Brewer, who appeared on behalf of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a statewide election recount , Friday, Dec. "This is about ensuring that all votes are counted and that voters can trust the system". Green Party presidential nominee pushes for Election Day recount .
President-elect Donald Trump will appoint Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as his ambassador to China, his transition team confirmed Wednesday. The men held a 45-minute discussion, during which Xi reminisced about the hospitality he had experienced in Iowa during his 1985 visit, The Washington Post reported .
In July the IOC's executive board announced a series of "provisional measures" when Richard McLaren released an interim version of his report into state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation. The report on Friday by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren is the second part of his investigation into Russian doping in sport. The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years, allowing them to be retested when new methods become available.
The crowd chanted "long live the revolution!" and "Fidel!" "Now I don't know how things are going to be". Cubans have been paying their respects in Havana. But with oil prices plummeting, Venezuela has been forced to cut precious oil subsidies to Cuba, leading many to wonder if the Venezuela-Cuba love affair is on the rocks.
Since mid-November, the regime and its allies have stepped up their attacks on opposition-held parts of the city, reportedly causing hundreds of civilian deaths and thousands of injuries. But Syria's government and Moscow have rejected the possibility of opposition fighters remaining in the city, and Lavrov said the plan being discussed envisions disarmed rebels leaving the city with civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, also reported that. Footage broadcast Syrian state TV showed families emerging from Aleppo's ravaged eastern districts, as civilians streamed out of the enclave that had been held by rebels since 2012.
The strike on the "normally protected facility" allowed the Iraqi forces "to fall back to a more defensible position", he said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the air campaign had been the "most pristine" ever in terms of avoiding civilian casualties, with nearly all the bombs dropped so far being smart weapons that can be steered to a precise target.
Firefighters have sorted through 85 per cent of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse where a fire broke out and killed dozens of people during an underground dance party last Friday night, fire and police officials told a news conference today .
Both have been charged with aggravated arson and are being held at a juvenile detention center in Sevier County, near the epicenter of the fires they stand accused of starting. But downtown Gatlinburg was spared, and property owners, business owners, renters and lease holders were allowed to return to full-time occupancy on Wednesday.
Merkel's government has attempted to address public fears surrounding last year's record influx of almost 1.1 million refugees and migrants, most from predominantly Muslim countries. While Merkel refused to budge on their demand for an upper limit on the number of refugees Germany takes in, it appears she has dropped her opposition on this touch stone issue.
Trudeau defended his statement on Sunday, saying he'd never hesitated to bring up human rights, as he'd done "directly" with Cuban President Raul Castro recently. Let the UN Commission on Human Rights enter the country. During the campaign, Trump said he would reverse "concessions" to the Cuban government by Obama unless the Castro government meets his demands.
The United Nations is also deeply concerned for the fate of about 150 activists still in rebel-held areas of Aleppo , Colville said , "given the bad record of arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances by the Syrian government".