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Olympic villages in PyeongChang, Gangneung officially open

Olympic villages in PyeongChang, Gangneung officially open Those talks continue to be cause for hope that inter-Korean tensions can ease. Their results achieved at the Sochi Olympics are still annulled, their violations of anti-doping rules are confirmed, but they will only miss the upcoming Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang due on February 9-25. [Full Article...]

N Korean athletes land in South for Games

Seong-ho escaped from North Korea in 2006 and was given a place of honor just seats away from First Lady Melania Trump at Tuesday's State of the Union address. ambassador to South Korea sparked concerns that the Trump administration is seriously considering a "bloody nose" strike - a limited strike on North Korea to send a message that provocations would not be tolerated - and seeking to fill th... [Full Article...]

Kaptur, Fitzpatrick on administration's decision not to impose sanctions on Russian Federation

Kaptur, Fitzpatrick on administration's decision not to impose sanctions on Russian Federation Given Russia's large economy and deep connections to world markets, widening debt-related sanctions could hurt "both the Russian Federation and USA investors and businesses", said the report , submitted to Congress on Monday and obtained by Reuters on Friday. [Full Article...]

Union Budget 2018 : Government to fund 12% of EPF for new employees

Union Budget 2018 : Government to fund 12% of EPF for new employees This would effectively mean higher take away salary for women employees', Jaitley said in his budget speech. The Centre will contribute 12% of the wages of new employees under the Employees Provident Fund Organisation across sectors for the next three years. [Full Article...]

Institutional Investor Sentiment About Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:ADP) Up

The business services provider reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.10. When markets become frantic, investors may feel compelled to make decisions that they might not normally make. [Full Article...]

DHS extends protections for about 7000 Syrians

DHS extends protections for about 7000 Syrians TPS protects nationals of countries who fear danger in their home countries due to conflict or natural disaster. Only those who have been in the United States since August 1, 2016, are eligible for that extension, disqualifying newer arrivals. [Full Article...]

Shooting at Los Angeles Middle School an Accident, Police Say

Shooting at Los Angeles Middle School an Accident, Police Say Parents pick up their children from Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles , California, Feb. 1, 2018. "At this time, the information suggests that this was an isolated incident, involving the negligent discharge of a firearm , where innocent children and a staff member were unfortunately injured", the LAPD said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Trump's maiden SOTU address receives mixed response

Although the cuts would be much sharper for people without a high school diploma, the number of college-educated immigrants would also drop. Throughout the speech, Trump made promise after promise that portend truly frightening developments in American politics. [Full Article...]

Nehal Hashmi shifted to jail hospital due to chest pain

Nehal Hashmi shifted to jail hospital due to chest pain The three-member bench of headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justices Dost Mohammad and Maqbool Baqar announced the 2-1 decision on Thursday. Some medical tests were also reportedly conducted, after which some PML-N politicians pushed for his transfer to PIMS Hospital. "The one you are investigating is the PM's son", roared Hashmi. [Full Article...]

Turkish Authorities Classify Ankara Tax Office Blast as Terrorist Attack

Turkish Authorities Classify Ankara Tax Office Blast as Terrorist Attack According to the Turkish General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty. 2, 2018, adding that the suspected bomber they identified as a man who had trained with Kurdish militants in Syria, had been killed in a police operation. [Full Article...]

Bok coach Allister Coetzee sacked

Bok coach Allister Coetzee sacked South Africa Rugby aims to have his successor in place before the end of this month. The 54-year-old added: "I have always held Springbok rugby dear to my heart and will continue to do so, and for that reason I think now is the time the team and me strike out in new directions". [Full Article...]

Comey Blasts 'Weasels' in Tweet Apparently Aimed at GOP Memo

Comey Blasts 'Weasels' in Tweet Apparently Aimed at GOP Memo The roughly four-page memo, released by House Republicans on Friday with President Donald Trump's approval, alleges that the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation was infused with an anti-Trump bias. White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said on CNN's "New Day" Monday that releasing the memo could "send a message of accountability" in the USA intelligence community. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists 'honoured' by Nobel nomination

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists 'honoured' by Nobel nomination The 2014 protests were a public response to the Hong Kong's city government and their acquiescence to Beijing's demands that only candidates pre-approved by Beijing would be eligible to run for office in the city's by-elections scheduled for March 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet with North Korean defectors in Oval Office

A total of 110,000 contraceptive sheaths will be distributed before the beginning of the games on Friday week (9 February) - 10,000 more than at Vancouver in 2010 or Sochi in 2014. "Meeting them in the Oval raises the question of whether the US strategy is regime change", said one foreign-policy expert who specializes in East Asia. [Full Article...]

USA to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan to end war

USA to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan to end war However, while there is no USA weapons trade to South Sudan, arms continue to flow into the young nation through neighboring states from countries in Eastern Europe, a source told Reuters on Friday. Russian Federation has said it would only worsen the situation and China has said the U.N.'s most powerful body should send out more "positive and enthusiastic messages". [Full Article...]

Darren Osborne jailed for life for Finsbury Park terror attack

Darren Osborne jailed for life for Finsbury Park terror attack Osborne attacked the crowd because they were wearing traditional Muslim dress, the prosecution said. Ms Akhtar said her father was the most "sincere and warm person" she knew, who lived his life without enemies, adding: "My father will never be forgotten, he will always stay in our hearts, his laughter will echo from the walls in our home and his smile will be reflected in our eyes". [Full Article...]

Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial

Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial Best, who is set to lead the Irish team out against France in Paris in the Six Nations tournament on Saturday, was in Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. "Ulster Rugby will vouch for their good character and I'll just look like a stupid little girl". The complainant highlighted that "those words are not mine". [Full Article...]

Texas execution delayed for man who murdered his daughters

Texas execution delayed for man who murdered his daughters At one point she turned and walked towards the back of the room muttering, "I have seen enough of him". Scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Battaglia's execution was delayed for almost four hours as his attorneys unsuccessfully appealed to the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Pakistani, Libyan migrants feared dead in boat capsize

Pakistani, Libyan migrants feared dead in boat capsize As many as 243 migrants drowned, the agency said. IOM said Friday that more than 6,600 migrants and refugees had already entered Europe by sea this year, with central Mediterranean route crossings to Italy accounting for almost 65 percent of the entries. [Full Article...]

'Smoking driver' veers into pedestrians in Shanghai

'Smoking driver' veers into pedestrians in Shanghai Videos on social media showed firefighters putting out the flames inside the van and assisting those injured. "The van was totally out of control when it crashed into the pedestrians". "The van was already on fire before it crashed", he said. The pedestrians were gathered at a street crossing when they were hit. Police also said that the vehicle was carrying six persons, the Hong Kong-based... [Full Article...]


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