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US to adopt 'more aggressive' nuclear weapons policy towards Russia US to adopt 'more aggressive' nuclear weapons policy towards Russia
- February 04, 2018

But the development of nuclear weapons and threats to obliterate Seoul undercut the moral high ground won through the resistance of the people of Korea against the US government's occupation of the South, deadly war and ongoing hostility against the North. (more...)
Snow And Rain On The Way Snow And Rain On The Way
- February 04, 2018

A storm comes in Sunday morning when temperatures will be below freezing. Monday locations in the higher elevations and in SW Virginia especially, have the potential to see snow showers. In addition to the snow, gusty winds could impact travel in those areas, with blowing snow a possibility in open regions. Temperatures will drop to the 30s on Tuesday with breezy winds. (more...)
N.Korean Athletes Arrive in Olympic Village N.Korean Athletes Arrive in Olympic Village
- February 04, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the situation in North Korea and the security plan ahead of the Olympic Games. Displaying North Korean flags in public is banned under South Korea's anti-Pyongyang security law, but the South has allowed exceptions when it hosts North Koreans for global events. (more...)
Trump hosts N Korean defectors in Oval Office Trump hosts N Korean defectors in Oval Office
- February 04, 2018

The prime minister praised Trump's first State of the Union address earlier this week that pledged to continue a USA -led maximum pressure campaign on North Korea. US officials have said the debate on military action has lost some momentum as a result of the intra-Korean talks, which Trump has called a "good thing" and credited to his tough stance. (more...)
Modi In Bengaluru: Modi In Bengaluru: "He must speak on Mahadayi", say protesting farmers
- February 04, 2018

Yeddyurappa and party's other state leaders. The Congress leaders said Karnataka has been allocated 4.713 per cent of the Central pool, which comes to Rs 95,204 crore (from 2015-16 to 2017-18 in the 14th Finance Commission). We demand that Mr Modi prove himself to be the PM of the entire country and speak up today. It involves building barrages across Kalasa and Banduri, tributaries of Mahadayi River, to divert 7.56 tmc ft water to Malaprabha which meets drinking water needs of the region. (more...)
CBI Arrests GST Commissioner In Connection With Bribery Case CBI Arrests GST Commissioner In Connection With Bribery Case
- February 04, 2018

The illegal gratification was collected either in form of cash or costly gadgets like refrigerators, televisions, and mobile phones which were delivered to the commissioner's residence in New Delhi . Chand, a 1986-batch IRS officer, was posted in Noida as commissioner, central excise and service tax, before being given his present assignment previous year. (more...)
SC train crash: Two confirmed dead after Amtrak train carriage derails SC train crash: Two confirmed dead after Amtrak train carriage derails
- February 04, 2018

Local authorities are on the scene responding. In addition to the fatalities, more than 50 people were injured, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. "More information will be provided as available". The Amtrak engineer on that train told investigators he mistook a signal and braked moments before the deadly crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (more...)
Puerto Rico Governor, Cuomo call for more federal funds Puerto Rico Governor, Cuomo call for more federal funds
- February 04, 2018

About 30 percent of the population still doesn't have power as the recover efforts continue. "What we do today will determine the future of Puerto Rico - that is how serious this is", Cuomo declared at a South Bronx nonprofit center. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, swept through. (more...)
Saudi Arabia deposits $2 bln in Yemen central bank to back currency Saudi Arabia deposits $2 bln in Yemen central bank to back currency
- February 04, 2018

However, uncertainty for shipping companies, importers and vendors about what will happen beyond this period is serving to sustain inflation that makes food unaffordable for most Yemeni people. "We are grateful to the US Government for funding these cranes, the US and United Kingdom governments for continuing to draw attention to how important they are and to all our partners whose collaboration and support ultimately helped us get them into Yemen", said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. (more...)
Nuggets host Warriors amid hard stretch Nuggets host Warriors amid hard stretch
- February 04, 2018

Golden State has won two of the three games thus far, but the Nuggets fired a warning shot with a 15-point victory on the Warriors' home court in December and have been in all three contests. Joerger missed the remainder of that game and did not coach in New Orleans on Thursday. C David West (personal reasons) and PF Jordan Bell (left ankle inflammation) are out. (more...)
5-Year-Old Girl Burned and Permanently Disfigured in Voodoo Ritual 5-Year-Old Girl Burned and Permanently Disfigured in Voodoo Ritual
- February 04, 2018

The five-year-old also told the police that the women placed a substance in her eyes that made them sting. "[The mother] stated that her children have been behaving badly due to evil spirits and that they perform prayers, and use certain water and oils to make the demon leave", The Enterprise reported after looking at a report provided by East Bridgewater Police Detective John Grillo. (more...)
Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma
- February 04, 2018

The top six leaders of the ANC are meeting Zuma on the mandate of the party's highest decision-making structures in between conferences, the national executive committee and the national working committee, after they resolved in the last two weeks that Zuma should step down as head of state and government following his ousting as party president. (more...)
PLO could withdraw recognition of Israel PLO could withdraw recognition of Israel
- February 04, 2018

The PLO's Executive Committee said Saturday it would set up a committee to study the de-recognition move. Abu Rudainah said this fact "was confirmed by President Mahmoud Abbas in his address before the Palestinian Central Council , as well as in his last meeting with the European Union foreign ministers in Brussels". (more...)
Israeli army raiding Jenin area in search of Rabbi Shevach's murderer, reports Israeli army raiding Jenin area in search of Rabbi Shevach's murderer, reports
- February 04, 2018

An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the campaign in the Jenin area and said that the army arrested a number of suspected Palestinians and took them in for questioning. The family, however, swiftly claimed he had not been murdered. Israel said one suspect was killed and another arrested during a raid last month to capture Jarrar. (more...)
Donald Trump claims biggest audience ever, but he's wrong Donald Trump claims biggest audience ever, but he's wrong
- February 04, 2018

In response to Republicans applauding his statement that he would run no more election campaigns, Obama countered: "I know, 'cause I won both of them". He clearly wasn't considering those of us with young children. Trump alleged the visa lottery system "randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit or the safety of our people" and that a single immigrant can "bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives" to America , muddling his administration's ... (more...)
Joel Embiid: Will play Saturday Joel Embiid: Will play Saturday
- February 04, 2018

ROCKETS 120, CAVALIERS 88: In Cleveland, Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, and Ryan Anderson added 21 points to lift Houston to its fourth straight win. "Everything for them offensively was too easy and we just weren't connected and it showed". "I wasn't exhausted, my legs were fine, my body was fine", Embiid said. (more...)
Venezuela's socialist celebration faucets Maduro to run for re-election Venezuela's socialist celebration faucets Maduro to run for re-election
- February 04, 2018

Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged officials to set a presidential election date in 48 hours' time for a vote that he would like to see take place within another week. Maduro maintains the United States and opposition parties are part of an worldwide right-wing conspiracy to oust him and get their hands on the OPEC nation's oil wealth. (more...)
Gophers-Michigan game recap Gophers-Michigan game recap
- February 04, 2018

He scored 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting, the most points for a Gophers freshman in a Big Ten game since Kris Humphries in 2004. The Minnesota Golden Gopher will play the Michigan Wolverines in one of the college basketball games on Saturday, start time at 2:30 PM ET, at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor , Michigan. (more...)
Alpine skiing -Vonn pips Goggia to win third race of… Alpine skiing -Vonn pips Goggia to win third race of…
- February 04, 2018

Now I am getting closer to Stenmark's. "I really feel strong mentally and physically". With the Pyeongchang Games Opening Ceremony less than a week away, the star downhill skier raced to her 80th World Cup title Saturday, edging out rival Sofia Goggia of Italy by just.02 seconds in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (more...)
Australia lose Davis Cup tie to Germany Australia lose Davis Cup tie to Germany
- February 04, 2018

World No.14 Kyrgios looked frustrated from the outset and required a second set timeout to receive treatment on his right arm before succumbing 6-2 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 at Pat Rafter Arena. "The important thing is that there's a reason why I played Davis Cup and there's a reason why my record stands that good". Kyrgios's injury problems did not stop him served repeatedly above the 200km/h mark. (more...)
Arkansas issues Amber Alert for 6-year-old Arkansas issues Amber Alert for 6-year-old
- February 04, 2018

Police say 6-year-old Connor Roland Cannon was last seen the evening of February 3 around 6:00 p.m. near Stillwell, Oklahoma wearing black sweatshirt, grey sweat trousers and no shoes. She is five-feet-three-inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes. WESTVILLE, Okla. - According to an update from the Arkansas State Police, the silver Sedan seen in Washington County was in a minor accident in Westville, Oklahoma. (more...)
Rajasthan bypolls: CM Vasundhara Raje sportingly accepts defeat Rajasthan bypolls: CM Vasundhara Raje sportingly accepts defeat
- February 04, 2018

Gehlot tweeted: "The countdown for the BJP at the national level has begun". He said that the people had, through this vote, made it clear that they were not enamoured of the politics of divisiveness, and wanted development and equal opportunities. (more...)
Kansas State vs West Virginia basketball
- February 04, 2018

The Wildcats never led and were held to their lowest scoring output of the season. Barry Brown , the Big 12's second-leashing scorer at 17 points per game, endured a frustrating day. Kansas State won't be ready for the WVU defense at home. West Virginia has been in a real funk, losing three straight and five of its last six games. (more...)
Trump talks to S.Korean president on commerce, human… Trump talks to S.Korean president on commerce, human…
- February 04, 2018

The paper, which is being circulated by North Korean diplomats in Geneva, did not refer to the row between North Korea and the USA and its allies over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, nor to the global sanctions imposed against it. (more...)
After Korean thaw, United Nations chief pushes 'serious' talks After Korean thaw, United Nations chief pushes 'serious' talks
- February 04, 2018

The situation on the Korean Peninsula remained volatile throughout 2017, as the DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test and the United States conducted large-scale military drills with the Republic of Korea (ROK), sending aircraft carrier groups, strategic bombers, nuclear submarines and other strategic assets there. (more...)
US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet
- February 04, 2018

Never mind all the Democrats who call the GOP's tax bill a deficit-busting giveaway to the rich; House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., has been enthusiastically promoting it as a middle-class tax windfall. But the anecdote the Republican Speaker of the House chose to highlight caused some controversy. President Donald Trump signed the sweeping changes into law in December. (more...)
India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor
- February 04, 2018

Jaitley delivered his near-two hour budget speech, in Hindi and English, amid the thumping of desks by members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. He also said more than 10 million houses will be built by 2019 in rural areas. It also has a divestment target of 800 billion rupees for the next fiscal year, including the privatization of the national carrier Air India. (more...)
4400-year-old tomb of Egyptian priestess found 4400-year-old tomb of Egyptian priestess found
- February 04, 2018

Minister Anani said he was hopeful of further discoveries at the site, which is located about 20km (12 miles) south of Cairo. An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered an Old Kingdom tomb of a lady called "Hetpet" who was a top official in the royal palace during the end of the Fifth Dynasty, according to Egyptian authorities Saturday. (more...)
Global Geopolitical Series: Saudi Arabia denounces Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN Global Geopolitical Series: Saudi Arabia denounces Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN
- February 04, 2018

Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Gaza head Matthias Schmale told Bavarian radio broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk, as reported by dpa. UNRWA was established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1949 after hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation. (more...)
Rees-Mogg is mobbed as university event turns nasty Rees-Mogg is mobbed as university event turns nasty
- February 04, 2018

Well done @Jacob_Rees_Mogg for not being cowed into silence". "It's extremely intimidating for any MP who travels alone to an event to be treated like this", she added in a tweet. The incident is not the first time Rees-Mogg has been confronted by far-left activists and stood his ground. The force said in a statement: "We were called to the University of the West of England's Frenchay campus at about 6.30pm today following a report of a public order incident". (more...)

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