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Author: 0 Didi Chuxing raises United States dollars 4 billion in new equity funding

A fund set up by Japanese information technology conglomerate SoftBank Group and one based in the Middle East are believed to be among those who provided the cash. However, Didi ended an experimental service in the U.S. in November and has since encouraged its customers to download the Lyft app instead. Didi expanded rapidly overseas the a year ago since completing its purchase in 2016 of Uber's China business to become the dominant player domestically.

Global Media Super Secret Santa steps up for New Zealand PM
Author: 0 Super Secret Santa steps up for New Zealand PM

New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken part in the countrys nationwide Secret Santa, a scheme where complete strangers send each other gifts in the post, authorities said on Wednesday. In 2016, 8 percent of those involved were "Bad Santas" - participants who registered to receive gifts, but failed to send any. 'I am also a ridiculous lover of Christmas, with my tree decorated in early November with trinkets and treasures from all over the world and handmade items.

Global Media Another PDP rep decamps to APC
Author: 0 Another PDP rep decamps to APC

The PDP faction which is being led by a one Emmanuel Nwosu has sited its office at 10, Tito Bros street, opposite Bon Hotel in Asokoro, Abuja . Please drop your comment! The party claimed that the APC had already started building more prisons for the goal.

Global Media Schools And Offices Closed Around Tehran After A Moderate Earthquake
Author: 0 Schools And Offices Closed Around Tehran After A Moderate Earthquake

The epicenter of the quake was 3 km from the city of Malard, and not far from Meshkin Dasht, which sits about 50 km west of Tehran, state news agency IRNA said. The epicentre of the natural disaster, about 50 kilometre east of Iranian capital Tehran, was at the depth of seven kilometre, 35.69 degree north latitude and 50.96 degrees east longitude, Xinhua quoted the ISC, as saying.

Global Media Leaseholds banned on new-build houses in England
Author: 0 Leaseholds banned on new-build houses in England

Leaseholds are traditionally applied to flats and apartment blocks where the upkeep of shared spaces is maintained by the building's leaseholder, who charges residents a "ground rent" to pay for this maintenance. Some four million flats and houses in England are now governed by leasehold contracts that have been dubbed "legalised extortion" because of the way they allow ground rents to be hiked.

Global Media Trump commutes former Agriprocessors manager Sholom Rubashkin's prison sentence
Author: 0 Trump commutes former Agriprocessors manager Sholom Rubashkin's prison sentence

The Daily News reported Rubashkin was first arrested in 2008 , after the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs enforcement raided the Iowa plant and arrested nearly 400 undocumented immigrants. In this January 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a new conference in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Author: 0 Trump warned against firing Mueller, pardoning witnesses

The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Although Mueller's appointment initally had bipartisan support in Congress, Warner said Republicans have grown increasingly hostile to the probe.

Global Media North Korean soldier defects to the south through heavily-fortified border
Author: 0 North Korean soldier defects to the south through heavily-fortified border

He abandoned his vehicle after it got stuck in a ditch and dashed across the narrow demarcation line into the South, as his compatriots opened fire from behind. A South Korean surgeon, who operated on him and removed the parasite, said that the unusual creature was around 10 inches long . The pair had "expressed their willingness to defect" said a ministry official.

Global Media International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018

In its annual update on the United Kingdom, the International Monetary Fund said Brexit had suppressed domestic demand while the pound's post-referendum fall has pushed up inflation and squeezed real income and spending. But it said that was largely down to stronger economic growth worldwide - aided by the weaker pound making United Kingdom goods more competitive.

Global Media Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators
Author: 0 Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators

Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. The tax bill, which is deeply unpopular per recent polls and predominantly favors the wealthy, is expected to be approved in the house on Wednesday after it narrowly passed the Senate on Tuesday evening. While O'Donnell repeated her offer multiple times via Twitter , anything a comedian says on social media should be taken with a grain of salt. "Whoever directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official ...

Global Media New US national security strategy shows imperialist character
Author: 0 New US national security strategy shows imperialist character

China and Russian Federation on Tuesday decried President Donald Trump's first National Security Strategy - which pilloried both nations as challengers to USA power - as a "Cold War mentality" with an "imperialist character". Despite the USA criticism, Hua said no country can prevent the people of China from following the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, which has proven to be a great success and its achievements widely recognized by the worldwide community.

Global Media Al Franken Will Leave Senate on January 2
Author: 0 Al Franken Will Leave Senate on January 2

Franken announced his resignation on December 7, after a majority of Democratic senators called for him to leave office. On Dec. 7, when the former SNL star announced he would be stepping down, Franken lobbed some shade at President Donald Trump , who has faced his own share of scrutiny for alleged sexual misconduct.

Global Media Michael Ray Latest News, Photos, and Videos
Author: 0 Michael Ray Latest News, Photos, and Videos

According to the report, Michael's Jeep hit the auto in front of him waiting in the drive-thru line at McDonald's. Ray told the Eustis police officer that he was coming from a bar in Tavares, and the officer said it was apparent he'd been drinking because his eyes were bloodshot, he slurred his speech and he stumbled when he walked.

Author: 0 Mexico tourist bus crash leaves 12 dead, 20 injured

Seven Americans and two Swedes were among the injured, according to officials. There were 31 cruise passengers, the driver, and a tour guide on the bus at the time of the crash. The bus carrying tourists from cruise ships docked in Mahahual to Mayan ruins flipped over Tuesday morning. The cruise ships - the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas - both left Florida several days ago.

Global Media Anti-pigeon spikes on trees cause outrage
Author: 0 Anti-pigeon spikes on trees cause outrage

She wrote furiously: 'Now birds are not allowed in trees.?!' "How is it allowed?!" Anti-bird spikes are typically used to deter birds from landing on building ledges, windowsills and gutters. "I'm aware that the landowner might be legally within their rights to do this to the trees as they seem to be on private land", she said. To that the internet gave a resounding, "YUP".

Global Media Just 36% of Americans indicate they would vote for Trump in 2020
Author: 0 Just 36% of Americans indicate they would vote for Trump in 2020

Gallup found that Trump now has a 35 percent approval rating while former President Barack Obama polled at 50 percent during his first December as commander-in-chief. As we approach the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a new poll shows his support is down in the dumps. The latest poll found that Trump's support among his key demographics had waned since his election victory in November 2016.

Global Media Turkey wants basketball star jailed for insulting Erdoğan
Author: 0 Turkey wants basketball star jailed for insulting Erdoğan

He was detained briefly in Romania in May after his passport was canceled while traveling to promote his foundation, and blamed Erdogan for it in a video posted on social media. According to ESPN, Kanter described himself as "countryless" after the incident while stating his desire to also become an American citizen . FILE PHOTO - Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter speaks about the revocation of his Turkish passport and return to the United States at National Basketball Players Association ...

Author: 0 U.S. sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act

Kadyrov is considered an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin . The sanctions come amid charges from Democrats that Trump is too close with Putin. Named to the list alongside Kadyrov were Ayub Kataev, Yulia Mayorova, Andrei Pavlov and Alexei Sheshenya. But it is the measure against Kadyrov that will garner the most attention.