by | December 22, 2017 | 15:41

Just ask Montreal. Last year, the Canadian city hoisted a ugly 85-foot balsam fir, decorated with Canadian Tire logos, which turned into a social media hit, even earning its own Twitter account . The city said Tuesday it is investigating why the tree is ailing. The tree, which is nicknamed " Spelacchio " (mangy) and has been also called "lacklustre" and "a toilet brush", has become an global embarrassment.

by | December 22, 2017 | 15:38

Under Khloe's photo-led announcement, which was posted on her Instagram account, former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl gushed: 'Khloeeee! such wonderful news. 'Thank you for treating me like a Queen! "Everyday I give thanks to him for bringing us together". Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!' Thank you for making me so happy my love!"Congrats to the happy couple on their growing family, and who knows?" The happy news was confirmed by Khloe herself via Instagram .

by | December 22, 2017 | 15:29

Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne on Friday declared an end to the nation's airstrike operations in Syria and Iraq, although she admitted the challenge was not over yet, local media reported. The ADF's contribution to the US-led coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was made up of approximately 780 Defence Force staff. A refuelling aircraft, and a surveillance/intelligence craft will remain in the area, along with about 380 personnel who are part of Australia's training ...

by | December 22, 2017 | 14:55

Following a vote in favour of leaving the economic bloc in a referendum in June 2016, the United Kingdom government has now confirmed that the country's travel document will also change colour with Brexit . The Sun heralded the announcement as "a stunning campaign victory" for the pro-Brexit newspaper, which had demanded the abolition of the EU's burgundy model, "enforced on the nation from 1988".

by | December 22, 2017 | 14:36

Republicans are pushing for an increase in military spending, while Democrats want increases for medical research, opioid treatment and "anti-terrorism" activities. Immigration is among the most hard issues confronting lawmakers in January, thrust upon them in September after Trump rescinded a Barack Obama order giving these so-called Dreamers protection against deportation, though he gave Congress a March deadline to come up with a legislative solution.

by | December 22, 2017 | 14:37

Iran's foreign minister is welcoming the U.N. General Assembly resolution rejecting the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "global no" to intimidation by President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Trump complained that Americans are exhausted of being taken advantage of by countries that take billions of dollars and then vote against the U.S.

by | December 22, 2017 | 13:50

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday made a surprise visit to the site suffering from a building fire that claimed 29 lives the previous day. Jecheon: Heavy smoke spews out of an eight-story gym building in Jecheon, some 170 kilometers southeast of Seoul, in a fire on December 21, 2017, in this photo provided by a Yonhap reader.

by | December 22, 2017 | 13:24

A student's parents gifted their son's teacher's bottles of wine with his face on for Christmas, and the Internet thinks it's hilarious. Dayton resident D.J. This year, they thought the educators deserved something a little more intoxicating, so they bought each teacher a bottle of wine. The tweet has since garnered national media attention, and more than 5,500 retweets and 36,000 comments.

by | December 22, 2017 | 13:11

Rain and snow is possible Friday night and could turn to snow overnight and into Saturday morning, forecasters said. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 36 degrees and a chance of drizzle after 2 p.m. "Weather-wise, the biggest concern for Christmas travel is going to be the temperatures", Fillbach said. "1-3" of snow is expected to accumulate, though isolated regions could see up to 4".

by | December 22, 2017 | 13:08

Oleksiy Petrov, head of counterintelligence in Ukraine , told Pryamiy TV: "The official had access to insider information about the Cabinet of Ministers". "He was detained", Groysman said on Facebook. Ukraine's main security agency said on Thursday that it had uncovered a mole within its ranks, a lieutenant colonel who had passed work-related information to "representatives of the aggressor country".

by | December 22, 2017 | 11:11

That vote saw 90 percent of Catalans choose independence, although turnout was lower than 50 percent. The revelation comes on the same day that the whole of Catalonia descends on polling stations for an official snap election which could finally bring an end to the independence crisis in the area.

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:52

Neither Tillerson nor Freeland commented directly when asked if military options were discussed at their meetings. The Japan Times, Japan's biggest English newspaper, reported days later that the Canadians had been trying to set it up for as early as December, but Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono wouldn't commit to anything before the end of the year.

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:35

The Hall of Presidents officially re-opens on Tuesday but social media has already been buzzing, with numerous tweets noting a striking resemblance between the animatronic Trump and actor Jon Voight, USA Today said . The five presidents who served during its first two decades did not. Robot President Trump's browline, nose, and lips all look distinctly feminine, and even his jowls have Clintonesque folds.

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:31

The total value of the top 15 celebrity brands is estimated to be United States dollars 712 million, and sports celebrities contributed around 25 percent of the total celebrity brand value in 2017. The phenomenon called Virat Kohli continues to grow further. This year he is at the sixth position defeating Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and Ranveer Singh.

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:28

According to the Congressional Budget Office , the new law will mean an estimated 13 million fewer people nationwide will have health insurance in a decade, average individual premiums will rise about 10 percent and federal deficits will drop by about $338 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office .

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:22

When police approached them, they confirmed the baby was Shamali by comparing her to photographs. The possibility Shamali Flores might have been taken by someone who's lost a child is still only a theory, but the circumstances of the infant's disappearance fit similar cases that have taken place in other parts of the country, said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo .

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:06

Data the NTSB provided to AP on Wednesday shows the crashes the NTSB says could've been prevented by positive train control have caused 298 deaths, 6,763 injuries and almost $385 million in property damage. What is known from NTSB is that there were two crew members in the cab at the time of the derailment: an engineer who was qualified by Amtrak on this route and a conductor who was "gaining experience" with this territory.

by | December 22, 2017 | 10:09

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Trump has flouted limits on presidents' financial dealings with foreign governments by, for example, hosting diplomats at his Washington hotel and collecting overseas licensing fees for "The Apprentice".

by | December 22, 2017 | 09:29

General Atomics revealed concept art of its proposal for the MQ-25 earlier this year, publishing photos of an aircraft with wide wings, nearly fighter-like in silhouette. The MQ-25 requirement evolved from the UCAS an unmanned carrier-borne strike system program, for which Northrop Grumman's X-47B UCAS-D completed a series of successful demonstrations.

by | December 22, 2017 | 06:51

David Yancey or Democrat Shelly Simonds - will now be literally drawn from a hat or some sort of container by the Virginia Board of Elections. The stakes are high in this exercise of sheer chance: If Simonds were to win, Republicans would lose majority control of the House of Delegates after 17 years.

by | December 22, 2017 | 04:23

He was taking video of the attack and carrying three knives in a bag. "Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims & the emergency & health workers who are treating them", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a post on his official Twitter account.

by | December 22, 2017 | 03:11

House Republican leaders outlined a plan that would involve passing a "clean" spending bill without other measures attached that would fund the government through January 19. Sanders also talked about the priorities set by the Republicans by stating that the tax breaks given to the big corporations are permanent in nature while the same provided to the middle-class families are "temporary and expire" after eight years.

by | December 22, 2017 | 02:42

It has capped oil deliveries to North Korea and the United States has asked China to cut off crude supplies altogether, a move that would deal a crippling blow to North Korea's economy. After a sanctions committee set a deadline of Thursday for council members to raise objections, China came forward and said it needed more time to study the request.

by | December 22, 2017 | 02:23

Every year, some people who pick health plans or are automatically renewed do not end up with coverage because they never start paying monthly premiums. CMS plugged the reduced spending on advertising, saying it spent only $10 million on marketing and outreach this year, compared to $100 million last year.

by | December 22, 2017 | 02:15

Shimla: As central team of BJP leaders led by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is meeting the party's newly-elected legislators in Himachal Pradesh capital on Thursday, two more BJP lawmakers loyal to the chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal offered their newly-won seats to Mr Dhumal to keep him in the race for the hill state's top job.