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Ireland reveals hand in Apple tax row

Ireland reveals hand in Apple tax row

In a statement, the Department of Finance has denied that Ireland provided any favourable tax treatment to Apple , accusing the commission of misunderstanding Irish law and of wrongly interpreting the EU's own rules on state aid. In a formal legal submission, the Irish Department of Finance claims that it's not only legal to levy far less tax on profits imposed by competitors, but also that it's the whole point of Ireland's sales pitch to foreign investors. Read More

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Ronaldo's 40th Career Hattrick Helps Madrid To Club World Cup Title

After Real Madrid's victory on Sunday, Spain is now the country with the most Club World Cup wins, with three titles for FC Barcelona, two for Madrid , one more than Brazil, who hold four titles. But Real rode their luck at times in a pulsating final, not least when Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe chose not to show captain Sergio Ramos a second yellow card late on for what appeared a cynical block. Read More

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Wild weekend weather ahead: rain, heavy storms, and wintry, cold conditions

Wild weekend weather ahead: rain, heavy storms, and wintry, cold conditions

This warning replaces the winter weather advisory issued earlier Saturday. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith said the collision of warm and cold air created ripe conditions for funnel clouds spotted in the area. Some rain may mix with sleet and snow, but we do not anticipate any significant accumulations of snow or ice (although some slick spots may develop on roads that do not dry well after heavy rainfall). Read More

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Oil rises on Goldman forecast, signs producers complying with cuts

Oil rises on Goldman forecast, signs producers complying with cuts

Libya reopened one of its biggest oil fields and the country is preparing the first crude shipment in two years from its largest export terminal, Es Sider. "As we move through January, we expect that evidence of the cuts will be a binary catalyst for prices and our conviction on the economic incentive of low-priced producers to cut leaves us forecasting that the next leg will be higher and above the forwards", Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a research note on Friday. Read More

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Syria: Assad suspends Aleppo evacuation

Syria: Assad suspends Aleppo evacuation

US President Barack Obama meanwhile also commented on the unfolding events during the last press conference of his presidency, saying that Russian Federation alongside the Syrian regime jointly had the blood of Syrians on their hands and that President Bashar al Assad's regime could not "slaughter its way to legitamacy". Read More

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Advani anguished over virtual washout of Parliament session

An anguished BJP veteran L K Advani remarked in Lok Sabha on the penultimate day of the Winter Session of Parliament that he felt like resigning today, exasperated over its virtual washout on the note ban issue. Bill, the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill and two Appropriation Bills were passed. The only other legislative action was the approval of the Supplementary Demands for Grants. Read More

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Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

Asked about why there were repeated attacks on banks in Kashmir after demonetisation, Bhat said that it was because of the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. "They were two foreigners including abu Ali and abu Ismail and two locals of whom one was identified". It is also the second bank robbery within a week in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, which has been the epicentre of the ongoing unrest in the Valley. Read More

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Crushing of rebels in Aleppo could be repeated

Crushing of rebels in Aleppo could be repeated

Although rebel-held eastern Aleppo has been destroyed by the war, life in some parts of government-controlled areas in the west of the city has been relatively normal. "It's possible to do this very quickly". "We will look at the deployment of observers on the ground to ensure that there are no atrocities, no revenge attacks and that civilians are protected", Ayrault said. Read More

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12-Year-Old Boy Attempts to Blow Up German Christmas Market

12-Year-Old Boy Attempts to Blow Up German Christmas Market

Stefan Biehl of the federal prosecution service, which handles terrorism cases, told AFP that "I can confirm that we have started an investigation based on the discovery of a nail bomb in Ludwigshafen ". It is not the first such incident in Germany. In February, a 15-year-old girl stabbed a police officer in the neck at Hanover central station, inflicting life-threatening wounds. Read More

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Winter Storm Warning through Saturday December 17

Winter Storm Warning through Saturday December 17

Wind chills will range from zero to -10 degrees. Even though there are no advisories outside the five northeastern counties, wind gusts of more than 30 miles per hour are expected, meaning wind chills will be in the 10 to 15 degree range along the Interstate 95 corridor and in single digits in northwestern areas. Read More

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Fox News' Monica Crowley to join Trump administration

Fox News' Monica Crowley to join Trump administration

He is also committed to selecting the best people for the jobs of keeping the American people safe and the country secure. Flynn announced another, KT MacFarland, as a deputy national security adviser last month. Her time working for Nixon inspired Crowley to write two best-selling books, Nixon off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Nixon in Winter . Read More

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Turkey continues to detain hundreds in 'terror' probes

Turkey continues to detain hundreds in 'terror' probes

Previously, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus also said signs were pointing to PKK involvement in the deadly attack. Turkish policemen at the site of an explosion in central Istanbul , Turkey , December 10, 2016. Soylu said the first explosion was caused by a passing vehicle that detonated in an area where police special forces were located at the stadium exit. Read More

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"Walking Dead" Actress to Lead "Star Trek: Discovery" Series

Producers behind " Star Trek: Discovery " have been searching for months to find the ideal person to cast in the lead role and now Martin-Green has landed the part. Also on deck to join Star Trek: Discovery is Doug Jones, who will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer. " We've seen six series from the captain's point of view", Fuller told reporters in August. Read More

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Then NEEPCO CVO filed malicious report: Kiren Rijiju

Then NEEPCO CVO filed malicious report: Kiren Rijiju

He also alleged of an elaborate conspiracy which involves contractors, NEEPCO officials and the West Kameng district administration. Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, "The role of Kiren Rijiju in this issue is under cloud". "People are watching what action he takes in the Arunachal scam", a Congress spokesperson said. "Congress will repent for lifetime and it will be wiped out from my state and the local few remaining Congress workers are also going to quit the party in protest ... Read More

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US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

President Barack Obama was forced to slow a planned withdrawal of United States troops in the face of Taliban gains, and about 8,400 will remain in the country when he leaves office early next year. "These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 USA special operations forces already in Syria, to continue organizing, training, equipping, and otherwise enabling capable, motivated, local forces to take the fight to ISIL", Carter said in his address to the IISS Manama Dialogues in the ... Read More

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Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

At the completion of four days of detailed legal argument, Lord Neuberger, president of the UK's highest court, announced: "It bears repeating we are not being asked to overturn the result of the European Union referendum". Labour MPs who did not back the move were "named and shamed" on social media by the Tory party for failing to "respect" the June 23 referendum result. Read More

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