Day: December 15, 2018

A ‘yellow’ explosion in Paris

The “yellow vest” protests in Paris last weekend seemed to take everyone by surprise by their violence and spontaneity, not the least the phographers covering them. The violence seemed to explode everywhere and at once, write Alain Jocard, Geoffroy Van der Hasselt and Lucas Barioulet. Alain Jocard The violence erupted all […]

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump’s […]

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

“Yellow vest” demonstrators began gathering on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay home. President Emmanuel Macron, facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions on Monday to […]

Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir: police

Seven civilians were killed as Indian troops fired on protesters Saturday after a gunfight left three armed rebels and a soldier dead in the disputed region of Kashmir, police and hospital officials said. The fighting erupted soon after troops laid siege to a house in the southern Pulwama […]

3 militants, soldier killed in Pulwama encounter: Army

Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the Army said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sirnoo village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir […]

Rahul holds hectic parleys with top Cong leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

New Delhi, Dec 15: After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders Saturday to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh. Sources said Gandhi met Chhattisgarh’s four potential chief minister candidates — T S Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj […]

Jammu records season’s coldest night

Jammu, Dec 15:  The winter capital Jammu recorded the coldest night of the season so far with minimum temperature settling at 5.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological (MeT) department said Saturday. The night temperature across Jammu region is on downward trend over the past week after high […]

Cold weather conditions in Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh :  Punjab and Haryana braved cold weather conditions Saturday, with the Met Department recording Adampur the coldest place in the region at 3 degrees Celsius. Bathinda (3.5), Pathankot (5), Amritsar (5.6), Ludhiana (7.9) and Patiala (8.6) districts of Punjab had a cold start to the day. Chandigarh, the […]

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of some of the nation’s most polluted winter air around the state’s second-largest city. The lawsuit filed in Seattle by environmental law firm Earthjustice says the state of Alaska has failed […]

Baptist Health System and Cigna at odds in negotiations

It is a great pleasure to serve as CEO of an incredible hospital system in San Antonio. The Baptist Health System is comprised of 11 hospitals, more than 150 physicians and multiple other sites of care in convenient locations throughout greater San Antonio. Every day, more than 6,400 […]

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