- Political uncertainty in Europe has created fresh momentum for a "comprehensive and permanent" solution to the Greek debt crisis before the year ends, a government spokesman said on Sunday. Euro zone finance ministers will meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss short-term debt relief for Greece, and Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble said it must implement reforms instead of hoping for further debt forgiveness. "Everyone realizes that Europe cannot stand a rekindling of the Greek crisis, when there are
Can Hillary Clinton Still Win? Stop Donald Trump Petition Receives 4.7 Million Signatures Ahead Of Electoral College VoteA petition to elect Hillary Clinton as president and keep Donald Trump from being sworn in as commander in chief is winning over the internet. Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232, but she is the popular vote winner, with 65,259,681 votes to his 62,692,056.
- With December getting underway this week, we've officially begun the Christmas countdown. While the holiday season can be a magical time, it can also prove prohibitively expensive.
But shopping doesn't have to break to the back. The savvy shopper can get through December with enough money to pay January's rent. Here are seven quick tips that'll help you save this Christmas shopping season.
1. Plan ahead
Engagement Rings 2016: How To Select A Diamond Shape, Find A Good Price And More For A Holiday ProposalHoliday engagement season is upon us, with the month of December a popular time of the year to pop the big question. For those who are considering proposing during the final weeks of 2016, it's a good time to assess and make certain that a ring is the desired style and shape for a partner.
- Emma Swan has been fighting against her fate all throughout Season 6 of “Once Upon a Time” and could very well meet her fate in episode 10. After several episodes of watching a vision of herself getting stabbed by a masked assailant, Sunday’s midseason winter finale could see her final battle with the unknown attacker.
- Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez has played down suggestions the Swiss drugmaker could bid for Swiss biotech group Actelion, which is in talks with U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson about a transaction. Asked by Swiss Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick whether Novartis could emerge as a white knight, he said: "We have always said that we will concentrate on complementary acquisitions in the range of $2 billion to $5 billion." He did not elaborate. Actelion is worth nearly $20 billion a
- Ununtrium, ununpentium, ununseptium, and ununoctium — these were the temporary names given to four new super-heavy elements by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) back in December. Now, a year later, these elements have been bestowed official names and have earned their spots in the periodic table.
- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani urged President Barack Obama not to sign an extension of U.S. sanctions against Tehran, calling the bill a violation of the Iran nuclear deal. He also warned the U.S. of a “prompt response” if the sanctions were extended.
Fidel Castro Funeral Update: 'El Commandante' To Be Laid To Rest Next To Cuban Independence Hero José MartíCuba’s late President Fidel Castro will be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero José Martí’s tomb. The 90-year-old revolutionary’s invitation-only funeral is scheduled for 7 a.m. EST Sunday with the nine days of national mourning ending at noon.
After toppling the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista government in 1959, Castro and his band of revolutionaries took over Martí’s legacy. They later integrated Marti’s ideals to their Soviet communis
- NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station on Friday reaped the first harvest of red romaine lettuce leaves grown on the orbiting space lab last month. These vegetables were grown using the "Veggie" plant growth system on the ISS, and were harvested as part of a technique the space agency calls "cut-and-come-again."
- Millions of Canadians collect Air Miles reward points on everything from groceries to gas, with many saving their miles for travel. CBC’s Marketplace looked into whether using Air Miles to score flights is always a good deal.
- The roots of the opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion run deep.
Water On Mars: Greenhouse Gas-Fueled Climate Cycles May Explain How Canyons And Valleys On Mars FormedIt is a question that has long vexed scientists studying Mars — how did water-carved canyons and valleys on the red planet form roughly 3.8 billion years ago, when our current understanding tells us that this was a time when the planet was frozen over? The answer, according to a new study published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters, could have to do with dramatic fluctuations in ancient Mars' temperature caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Final Election Results Update: Jill Stein's Green Party To Take Pennsylvania Recount To Federal CourtThe Green Party refused to back down in its efforts to initiate a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania. The campaign announced late Saturday it is switching its strategy in the swing state, seeking the help of federal courts instead of state courts.
The campaign announced it would seek an emergency federal court order Monday, hours after dropping a case in the state court. The case was dropped after the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania asked for a $1 million bond.
- A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a "cosmic oddity" located 150 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Centaurus. The image provides a glimpse, in unprecedented detail, of how the supermassive black hole in the galaxy's core is creating intricate, thread-like filaments around it.
Who Is Kim Jong Un’s Wife? North Korea’s Ri Sol-Ju Makes First Public Appearance In Months At Air Combat ContestNorth Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol-ju made a rare joint public appearance at an air combat training competition, state media reported Sunday. This is Ri’s first public appearance in over seven months.
Kim watched the competition and gave “field guidance” to the Korean People's Air Force and Defense (KPAF) as his wife looked on, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. The report, however, did not mention when the event took place.
- Virgin Galactic — the aerospace firm founded by the British billionaire Richard Branson — successfully carried out the first free flight test run of its latest SpaceShipTwo plane VSS Unity. The plane, which took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California Saturday morning, glided back to the runway ten minutes after separating from the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane.
Oakland Fire Latest Update: Death Toll At Warehouse Party Expected To Rise As Officials Sort Through Debris For VictimsThe death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire, which broke out Friday night during a party, could rise to at least 40, officials said Saturday. Nine people were confirmed dead but dozens are still missing. Most victims are believed to be young and some were foreigners.
- SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's wealthiest shoppers are spending at home again, roused from a three-year slumber by a weaker yuan, lower prices and a crackdown on overseas sales agents - a welcome boost for the world's luxury brands. China's rich make up almost a third of the world's luxury shoppers, up from only 2 percent around the turn of the millennium. For the past three years, a crackdown on corruption and ostentation by President Xi Jinping dampened sales: big names such as LVMH , ow
- Meghan Trainor and boyfriend Daryl Sabara celebrated their five-month anniversary doing puzzles together.
- Jenna Dewan turned 36 today, and one of the best gifts she received on her special day was probably the sweet birthday greeting from her loving husband, Channing Tatum.
Tatum gave Dewan a birthday shoutout on Instagram, and in it, the actor reminded everyone how lucky he is to have her in his life.
- Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is getting a full Vibe costume on “The Flash.”
Valdes was filming scenes for an upcoming episode in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 3. And it seemed that it wasn’t an ordinary shooting day for Valdes, as this was the first time he was spotted wearing a full Vibe costume in an outdoor filming location.
- A veteran retail analyst says growth in online shopping is exploding around the world, but Canadian retailers will have to up their game to cash in.
- NFL fans now have a new way to watch games on their computers. The league and CBS have come to an agreement allowing subscribers to CBS All Access to stream NFL games online.
- The United States "absolutely must" complete unfinished work ending the too-big-to-fail bank problem that helped plunge the global economy into recession eight years ago, an influential Federal Reserve policymaker said on Saturday. Dudley's comments, to a Group of 30 meeting of top world regulators, came a day after another powerful regulator at the U.S. central bank, Daniel Tarullo, also warned against "backsliding" after years of implementing the landmark 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform law.
- After watching “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” fans now know what Amy Sherman-Palladino always intended for the series. However, the new ending didn’t really wrap up everything.
“The old adage is you always want to leave them wanting more,” Sherman-Palladino admitted to TVLine. “You don’t really want someone to walk away from something you worked so hard on going, ‘Alright. I can move on.’”
- German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron will explore with its Chinese suitor what can be salvaged of the planned takeover after a U.S. presidential order ruled the deal posed a national security risk, the company said on Saturday. U.S. President Barack Obama blocked China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) from acquiring Aixtron's U.S. business, the Treasury Department said on Friday. "The bidder and Aixtron are evaluating the impact of the Order on the conditions to be fulfilled und
‘Shameless’ Season 7 Spoilers: What Will Happen In Episode 10? ‘Ride Or Die’ Synopsis, Photos Tease Throuple DramaThere’s going to be trouble in paradise for more than one “Shameless” couple during Sunday’s episode.
According to a Season 7 synopsis from Showtime, Ian (Cameron Monaghan) will struggle to cope with the fact that his former flame, Mickey Milkovich (Noel Fisher), has escaped from prison. Previews for the episode 10 suggest he’ll have every reason to worry. In a trailer he’s seen stumbling upon a burner cell phone on the street before having a bag placed over h
- Wearables make for a great holiday gift, whether it’s a fitness tracker for a serial marathon runner or a set of headphones for those who are musically inclined.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s best to snag (or pre-order) some of these wearable devices before they sell out for the season. Wearable remain a hot gift idea and it can be a task to find the right ones.
How Many People Are In The Labor Force? Unemployment Rate Falls To 9-Year Low, But Participation Stays DownThe unemployment rate hit 4.6 percent in November, its lowest level since August 2007, according to monthly data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that figure only tells part of the story.
- Republicans in Congress effectively blocked President Barack Obama from appointing a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, leaving that decision to President-elect Donald Trump. But Scalia’s seat isn’t the only one vulnerable to a new appointment by the real estate magnate.
Italian Referendum 2016 Explained: Polls, Issues, Odds, What’s At Stake As Matteo Renzi’s Future Hangs In The BalanceAfter the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, Italy could become the stage for the latest populist uprising against the established political order. While Sunday’s Italian referendum may not be as eye-catching as the two other headline-grabbing examples, it could well have a sizable impact on not just Italy’s political future but the future of the Eurozone and thus the global economy.
- Astronomers studying an extremely distant cluster of embryonic galaxies have stumbled upon a surprising finding — one that may reshape our understanding of how stars and galaxies formed in the early universe.
- Relatives of the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed for Madagascar Saturday to lobby for an extension in the search for the plane. Before their departure, they added that if needed, they would take the search into their own hands.
The Voice 370, an MH370 support group, mentioned earlier of a trip to Madagascar during which they planned on searching the country’s beaches for wreckage from the missing plane. All debris believed to be from the flight were found
- Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of the galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — one that reveals that despite its lack of any discernable structure, IC 3583 has a bar of stars running through its center.
Astronomers believe IC 3583 is a Type II irregular galaxy — one that was created as a result of a gravitational
Trump Taiwan Call: China Lodges Complaint With Washington Following President-Elect's Talk With Tsai Ing-wenChina’s foreign ministry officially lodged a complaint with the U.S. on Saturday following President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. This is the first such contact with between the U.S. and Taiwan after former President Jimmy Carter adopted the “one China” policy in 1979.
- Some of Canada’s top personal finance experts share their best holiday budget tips, but also their biggest blunders.
- Every year, high in Earth’s atmosphere, wispy tendrils of noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds appear above the South Pole. These high-altitude clouds — located roughly 50 miles above the surface, and seeded by the fine debris of disintegrating meteors, have long been considered a sort of “canary in a coal mine” for methane — an extremely potent greenhouse gas.
- Air Miles has cancelled its expiry policy. But the move is only fuelling the fury for many collectors who already used their points on stuff they didn’t want. Now, some members are demanding their points back.Now, some members who hastily redeemed their miles for mediocre rewards are demanding that Air Miles return their points.
- NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman visited former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin Saturday after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness. Aldrin is responding well to antibiotics and is in stable condition.
Aldrin, who was part of the Apollo 11 mission, posted pictures of himself with Newman with the accompanying text reading: “I had a surprise visitor this morning. My longtime friend @DavaExplorer @NASA Dep Administrator. She beat me to the South Pole by one day.”
- Dr. Brock Holt (John Stamos) can be Dean Cathy Munsch’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) savior. The synopsis for Season 2, episode 10 of “Scream Queens” reveals that Dr. Holt is going to perform a dangerous surgery on Dean Munsch to save her life.
- The chairman of China's securities regulator condemned "barbaric" leveraged company buy-outs by some asset managers using illegal funds, according to a statement posted on the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) website on Saturday. "You've ultimately become a robber in the industry, and that is unacceptable," CSRC chairman Liu Shiyu said during his strong-worded speech at a meeting held by the Asset Management Association of China. Liu said China's capital markets had seen a series of
- Hundreds of people gathered near the steps of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York on World AIDS Day Thursday, congregating at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic that struck the nation in the 1980s. The crowd listened with quiet reverence as the names of some of the 100,000 people who died in the city since the epidemic's deadly heyday were read. With the flip of a sign, the patch of grass outside the hospital was declared the NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent's Triangle.
- Back in 1930, Werner Heisenberg and Hans Heinrich Euler predicted the existence of a weird phenomenon known as “vacuum birefringence,” wherein a strong magnetic field can affect the polarization of light. Now, this 80-year-old prediction of quantum electrodynamics (QED) — the theory that describes, among other things, the interaction between matter and light — has finally been observed in nature.
- Controversial Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte -- who insulted President Barack Obama and other world leaders, including the pope -- may soon visit the White House.
President-elect Donald Trump invited the 70-year-old leader for a visit next year during a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation, Duterte’s aide said Friday. Christopher Go, Duterte's special adviser, said the call lasted just over seven minutes. The call comes at a time when the Philippines’ foreign p
- As (probably) evidenced by the decreasing number of chocolates in your advent calendar, the days until Christmas are ticking down. With just weeks to go until the Dec. 25 holiday, you're probably in full preparation mode. But have you written your letter to Santa Claus yet?
Well, if you're a kid, leave the computer and get to work! If you're a parent, read on for tips on how to send mail to the big man — and receive a response.
- Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) finally became a couple at the end of “Supergirl’s” midseason finale. That, however, doesn’t guarantee that things are going to be easy between the two moving forward because just like any other romance, their relationship isn’t going to be smooth sailing.
“There’s definitely some bumps,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly. “Just because they are together now doesn
Donald Trump Muslim Plan: What San Bernardino Terror Attack Survivors Say About His Registry, Travel Ban ProposalA year ago, Mandy Pifer and Shannon Johnson were preparing to tell their families that they were getting married. Instead, Johnson was shot dead along with 13 other coworkers in a brutal assault carried out by his San Bernardino Department of Public Health coworker Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. Johnson died shielding his co-worker from a hail of bullets.
‘The Flash’ Season 3 Spoilers: ‘Justice League 3000’ Version Of Scarlet Speedster Coming To Central City? [PHOTOS]It looks like another version of the Scarlet Speedster is heading to Central City in an upcoming Season 3 episode of “The Flash.”
The CW series was filming some scenes in downtown Vancouver earlier today, and YVRShoots spotted a new mysterious character in costume.
- Sorry Apple fans, but Oppenheimer senior analyst Andrew Uerkwitz thinks the Cupertino giant does not have what it takes to lead the tech industry. Uerkwitz even issued a brutal note to talk about "strategic issues" in Tim Cook’s company.
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