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Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers
- February 08, 2018

The new sanctions boost against North Korea was passed in December and stipulated that all North Koreans working overseas should be sent back by the end of 2019. "The ban on workers from North Korea will be a blow to the Russian economy but we scrupulously adhere the UN SC decision". According to the ambassador, the aim of his visit was to deliver the idea that "the sanctions have run its course and can not be expanded any further". (more...)
Pinay caregiver missing after Taiwan quake Pinay caregiver missing after Taiwan quake
- February 08, 2018

The headcount of missing people is based on registered occupants, Chen said by phone, adding that firefighters were evaluating whether to prop up the building with steel. Several buildings sustained structural damages, with two hospitals and the Hotel Meilun tilting precariously after suffering damage in the quake. CNA posted photos showing a road fractured in several parts. (more...)
International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing' International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing'
- February 08, 2018

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied state involvement in doping. Rodchenkov, who alleged that Putin personally ordered the doping programme, fled to the United States in 2016 in fear of his life. The rest of the 28 have either retired or are unavailable for undisclosed reasons. "This decision is unfair, unlawful, amoral and politically charged", he wrote on Facebook, asserting that "its goal is to do political damage to Russia". (more...)
We'll die in your prisons than go home - Africans dare Israel We'll die in your prisons than go home - Africans dare Israel
- February 08, 2018

They said they had rather be imprisoned in Israel than embark on another journey into the unknown. Israeli authorities have began to issue deportation notices to African asylum seekers mostly from Sudan and Eritrea following a bill passed by the Israeli parliament in December authorising the government to force asylum seekers out of the country. (more...)
Number of sex assaults at West Point almost doubled past year Number of sex assaults at West Point almost doubled past year
- February 08, 2018

Navy had 29 reported sexual assaults. "When we saw that, we did a complete review of our strategy", he said. The number of reports of sexual assault at the U.S. "I've been telling them to do that for years", Nate Galbreath, deputy director of the Pentagon's sexual assault prevention office, told the AP. The new report acknowledged the problems, but found the academy had taken appropriate steps to address its woes. (more...)
High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals
- February 08, 2018

The Department of Health doesn't have an estimate of the number of flu shots given this year. "There is no shortage in flu vaccines ", said Senior Human Services Program Manager Jylmarie Lewis. "Trivalent flu shots provide protection against three different viruses while quadrivalent flu shots provide protection against four different viruses". (more...)
Japan, US confirm pressure on North Korea Japan, US confirm pressure on North Korea
- February 08, 2018

Pence leaves Monday for a five-day trip to Japan and South Korea, where he will lead the United States delegation to the Olympics in Pyeongchang. "We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region", he said . (more...)
Bulger killer Venables pleads guilty over child abuse imagery Bulger killer Venables pleads guilty over child abuse imagery
- February 08, 2018

He admitted having 392 category A images, 148 category B images and 630 category C images. Sentencing him to 40 months in prison, Mr Justice Edis described him as " manipulative and dishonest " and said the documents he had been in possession of were "vile". (more...)
Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.07
- February 08, 2018

A year ago the company's sales were $528350 while its sales growth yearly estimates for the current quarter are 1.8%. (NYSE: PIR ) has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. Let's take a look at some historical average volume information on shares of Pier 1 Imports ( PIR ). The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. (more...)
Syria Air Defense Intercepts Israeli Missiles Syria Air Defense Intercepts Israeli Missiles
- February 08, 2018

During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats in their fight against Syrian government forces. "If a Russian plane was downed, revenge should not be on civilians and children", Saleh said. Dozens of people were seriously injured, and a number of medical clinics had been destroyed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based war monitor. (more...)
Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Strike Military Site Near Damascus
- February 08, 2018

Skoog said he is "particularly concerned about attacks against civilians and civilian objects, such as hospitals". The government has dismissed the reports as "lies", but United Nations war crimes experts have called them "alarming" and said they are investigating. (more...)
Investors who bet on calm stock markets lose out as volatility returns Investors who bet on calm stock markets lose out as volatility returns
- February 08, 2018

Not all of those ways are going to sound all that good for the broader markets in general. Just about every economy around the world is growing , and rising wages in America have led some to believe that inflation will lead to more aggressive rate hikes than previously expected, alongside the gradual unwinding of the Fed's $4.4 trillion balance sheet. (more...)
European Union unveils Brexit transition punishment plan European Union unveils Brexit transition punishment plan
- February 08, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has convened a so-called "war cabinet" meeting of her ministers to attempt a resolution to months of increasingly bitter and open feuding between members of her government on exactly what kind of relationship Britain should have with Europe after it has left the European Union. (more...)
'This is Us' gets a big boost from Super Bowl slot 'This is Us' gets a big boost from Super Bowl slot
- February 08, 2018

Pink's husband, Carey Hart, posted the photo to his Instagram with the simple caption: "My brother in law Lieutenant Colonel Jason Moore, during the national anthem that his sister is singing, at the super bowl". Still, Super Bowl LII attracted the fewest viewers since 98.7 million watched the Steelers edge the Cardinals in 2009. It peaked in the fourth quarter between 10 and 10:15, with a 52.2 overnight rating. (more...)
Institutional Holdings and Trade Data for Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
- February 08, 2018

The stock has performed -2.76% over the last seven days, -6.71% over the last thirty, and -0.75% over the last three months. 5,771,057 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,962,229. Lakeview Capital Partners Ltd Liability Corporation owns 3,969 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Waddell And Reed Fincl Inc owns 1.11 million shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. (more...)
Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside Syria Repels Israeli Missile Attack in Damascus Countryside
- February 07, 2018

Israeli missiles targeted a Syrian government research centre early Wednesday, sources close to the government told dpa. There was no comment from Israeli authorities on the claim. Syrian air defense on Wednesday destroyed most of Israeli missiles targeting military position in the countryside of Damascus. But according to The Times of Israel , the strike destroyed an arms depot, with the Syrian defence systems intercepting at least two of the five missiles fired. (more...)
Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review
- February 07, 2018

Lawmakers also said the memo should not impede Mueller. He questioned whether the Intelligence Committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes , R-Cailf., had coordinated with the White House in drafting the document seized on by the president to vent his grievances against the nation's premier law enforcement agencies. (more...)
Democrats slam plan to cut family immigration Democrats slam plan to cut family immigration
- February 07, 2018

Facing a potential Democratic wave in the mideterm elections, according to most nonpartisan analysts, they are focused on selling the Republican tax law that was passed previous year. But he also noted the March 5 deadline may not have immediate impact. As a result, USA immigration authorities resumed accepting requests to renew DACA permits, which give recipients permission to live and work in the country. (more...)
U.S. to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns U.S. to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns
- February 07, 2018

Treasury Department over alleged human rights abuses and censorship. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported back in December that the National Intelligence Service had evidence that North Korean crypto heists resulted in stealing the personal information of some 30,000 people from Bithumb. (more...)
Kim Jong-un's Sister to Attend Winter Olympics Opener Kim Jong-un's Sister to Attend Winter Olympics Opener
- February 07, 2018

Both Japan and South Korea are considered cornerstones of US security and economic relationships in Asia. The squad, which features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm, has been allowed to root for the North's much smaller contingent of athletes - only about 22 are competing - as part of a last-minute arrangement between Pyongyang and Seoul. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony reacts to Kristaps Porzingis' ACL injury Carmelo Anthony reacts to Kristaps Porzingis' ACL injury
- February 07, 2018

Enes Kanter had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Courtney Lee added 14 points for the Knicks , who lost leading scorer Porzingis midway through the second quarter. While we don't know the severity of his injury quite yet, ESPN's Ian Begley took to Twitter to give an update, suggesting that Porzingus was doing better after the initial scare. (more...)
Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with N.Korea officials Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with N.Korea officials
- February 07, 2018

In the news conference, Pence reiterated his administrations hardline against North Korea, as well as its commitment to the safety and security of the Japanese people. "Far into the East Sea lies a lonely island A strong wind will be blowing today again As you are facing the wind with your small face Dokdo, last night did you sleep well?" The almost identical comments by Pence and Tillerson expressing openness to a meeting with the North Koreans appeared deliberate and coordinated. (more...)
False tsunami alert sent to United States coasts, Caribbean False tsunami alert sent to United States coasts, Caribbean
- February 07, 2018

The AccuWeather app also picked up the tsunami alert and sent it out in numerous cities without mention of a test. Many Houston-area residents woke up to a scary alert on their phone warning of a tsunami. "AccuWeather was correct in reading the mistaken NWS codes embedded in the warning", Accuweather press release stated. AccuWeather blames the National Weather Service (NWS) for the mixup. (more...)
Lebanon Supreme Defense Council orders army to resist Israel aggression Lebanon Supreme Defense Council orders army to resist Israel aggression
- February 07, 2018

In August of 2006, the UNSC unanimously adopted the resolution, which called for a cessation of all hostilities in southern Lebanon following a devastating conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah group. The council includes Lebanon's president, prime minister, other cabinet ministers and the army commander. There has been no major confrontation between Israel and Iran-backed Hezbollah since. (more...)
Mercedes Sorry For Quoting Religious Figure Mercedes Sorry For Quoting Religious Figure
- February 07, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's apology statement was posted in Chinese on its official Weibo microblog. The post "published extremely incorrect information, for this we are sincerely sorry", Mercedes added, without mentioning the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, though the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk says he simply seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland. (more...)
Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets
- February 07, 2018

Israeli warplanes have reportedly conducted air raids targeting a Syrian research facility located in the outskirts of capital Damascus on Wednesday (7 February). "The government of the Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its warning to Israel on the serious repercussions of its attacks on Syria, its continued support for armed terrorist organisations, and its continued occupation of the Arab territories", the ministry said . (more...)
Senior White House official to resign following allegations of abuse Senior White House official to resign following allegations of abuse
- February 07, 2018

The resignation "was a personal decision that Rob made", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, adding that he was not pressured to do so. She read his statement at the White House press briefing. Orrin Hatch from 2014 until he was tapped to join the Trump administration. They married three years later, while Porter was a Rhodes scholar. He dramatically changed his tune on Wednesday after Porter resigned. (more...)
Trump to Be Briefed on Democrats' Rebuttal to GOP Memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump to Be Briefed on Democrats' Rebuttal to GOP Memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation
- February 07, 2018

But under no circumstances did they have the right to try to suppress it. Shierholz suggests the proposal is driven by the restaurant industry, which has long wanted more control over workers' tips. They haven't weighed in on it yet. "The Democratic memo should be available for members of Congress to read, and I intend on reading it to understand both perspectives", said U.S. (more...)
Dozens trapped as hotel collapses after Taiwan quake Dozens trapped as hotel collapses after Taiwan quake
- February 07, 2018

She said there have been "quite a few" earthquakes in the past couple of days but this was a lot bigger. A magnitude-6.4 quake struck today near the coast of Taiwan , and people may be trapped inside a building. Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, received details about the casualties, property losses and rescue work through a phone call with Fu Kun-Chi, head of Hualien County. (more...)
What time is the Super Bowl in Florida? What time is the Super Bowl in Florida?
- February 07, 2018

Bank Stadium. The odds also favor a rematch between the Eagles and New England Patriots . Leaders call the Super Bowl a "national security crisis", and say that the league and the city have failed to provide resources to vulnerable communities. (more...)

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