War in Syria continues despite UN-demanded ceasefire
Control of Eastern Ghouta is shared between two main factions, while Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate is also present. Syria's northern neighbour had previously been a staunch supporter of rebel groups fighting government forces.
China says defence budget to rise to $173 billion in 2018
China aims to maintain inflation level at around 3 per cent and create over 11 million new urban jobs, reports Xinhua news agency. The defence budget of the USA which is the highest in the world amounted to United States dollars 602.8 billion.
Turkish women face death penalty over Isis membership
Further in December, Iraq claimed victory over the defeat of ISIS which had seized about a third of the country in Iraq . Human-rights groups say harsh sentences have been handed down after unfair trials.
'Shape of Water' triumphs at an Oscars full of change
Roger Deakins , a 14-time nominee, won his first Oscar for his cinematography on the science-fiction sequel " Blade Runner 2049 ". McDormand continued: "Look around ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".
Jaguar reveals electric I-Pace SUV
EV navigation will work intuitively with the driver's tendencies and factor in route topography to determine battery range . The new auto has a range of up to 298 miles and will cost from £63,495 before any government grants are taken into account.
Supreme Court Decision on Public Unions Could Rock Political World
Janus' attorney said those fees violate free-speech rights because he often disagrees with union action. Jeralee Smith, a retired teacher, came out to support Janus in the case .
Comcast tenders £22bn bid for UK's Sky
Shares in Sky surged by more than 20 per cent on Tuesday morning, taking the market capitalisation of the company to around £23bn. Fox has already proposed a deal to buy the remainder of Sky that it doesn't already own for a cost of £18.5 billion.
Amazon Is Looking to Offer Checking Accounts, Reports Says
While U.S. policy makers have for years been skeptical of letting big companies move into banking services, that may be changing. The retailer would target "young consumers" and people without access to traditional checking accounts, the report says.
Meet The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Mascots
The new Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be seen in merchandise, stadiums and everything that has to do with the event. The mascots won the vote with a mammoth 109,000, beating the nearest candidate by 40,000 votes.
MMA DFS Playbook: UFC 222 Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
The odds were stacked against UFC 222 from the beginning, and now the top of betting boards across the valley reflect as much. Cyborg is 19-1 with a no-contest in her MMA career, and she hasn't been defeated since her first professional fight .