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Inbee Park, Se Ri Pak take part in Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Inbee Park, Se Ri Pak take part in Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
- February 10, 2018

Major South Korean newspapers have all run front-page articles on her visit, highlighting her influence back home and the fact that she is the first direct descendant of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung to come to the South. Buhari assured the athletes that Nigeria stands with them throughout the competition. Spectators watch fireworks go off at the start of the opening ceremony. (more...)
Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today
- February 10, 2018

Prime Minister Modi, who is on his maiden trip to Palestine, will be received by President Mahmoud Abbas before the ceremonial welcome in the compound of the Presidential Headquarters, also known as Muqata'a. Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, a Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and resident of Nazareth, says he was looking forward to meeting Mr. (more...)
Islamic State's captured 'Beatles' should be tried in West, ex-hostage says Islamic State's captured 'Beatles' should be tried in West, ex-hostage says
- February 10, 2018

Alexanda Kotey is one of the two members of "The Beatles" captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Kotey and Sheikh were part of a four-member IS kidnapping cell dubbed "The Beatles" by their captives due to their heavy British accents. The US Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman said they are "still considering options" for the pair. "We are looking to exploit real-time intelligence". (more...)
Why Donald Trump won't condemn Rob Porter
- February 10, 2018

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a press briefing Thursday that Porter was "terminated", but he later used the word " resigned ". Kurtz said it's "fair" to ask if "people there (in the White House ) knew about it", and why didn't Chief of Staff John Kelly "act sooner?" Shah said Hicks, the White House communications director who has been with Porter, "did recuse herself from some matters" concerning the White House's response to Porter's exit. (more...)
BJP demands dismissal of 4 officials including Pandian BJP demands dismissal of 4 officials including Pandian
- February 10, 2018

Flower pots and vehicles parked at the official residence of VK Pandian were damaged. In an unprecedented incident, a group of BJP activists allegedly vandalised the official residence of IAS officer and chief minister's private secretary V Karthikeyan Pandian on Saturday. (more...)
VP Mike Pence did not stand for unified Korea at Opening Ceremony VP Mike Pence did not stand for unified Korea at Opening Ceremony
- February 10, 2018

President Moon Jae-in holds a meeting with Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Saturday. There's even speculation of a summit between Kim and Moon. The invasion came just after the two Koreas had marched into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag, possibly indicating the stunt was politically motivated. (more...)
Gerry Adams to hand over Sinn Féin leadership to Mary Lou McDonald Gerry Adams to hand over Sinn Féin leadership to Mary Lou McDonald
- February 10, 2018

While the wider public may view Mr Adams's departure today with mixed feelings, for the faithful gathered in Dublin it is a significant moment, the ending of a leadership irrevocably linked to the conflict and the beginning of new chapter under Mary Lou McDonald. (more...)
PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman
- February 10, 2018

This was the fourth meeting between Modi and Abbas after those on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in 2015, at the Paris climate summit later that year and during the Palestinian president's visit to India last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting discussed the full range of India-Palestine ties following which the two sides signed six agreements worth around Dollars 50 million that includes setting up of a USD 30 million super ... (more...)
Bill to end USA govt shutdown clears key hurdle in Senate Bill to end USA govt shutdown clears key hurdle in Senate
- February 10, 2018

Thursday night, Kentucky senator and former presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the floor to object to the motion to vote on the bipartisan Senate budget deal instead of allowing more time for discussion. Despite timing issues forcing another short shutdown , the Senate is expected to pass the bill. The two-year deal increases domestic spending by $131 billion and defense spending by $165 billion, while providing almost $90 billion in disaster aid for Texas, Florida, ... (more...)
Manohar Parrikar trolled mercilessly over 'Girls who drink beer' statement Manohar Parrikar trolled mercilessly over 'Girls who drink beer' statement
- February 10, 2018

He, however, conceded that it will impact those who are dependent on the industry. According to Parrikar, the interim measure was to introduce agriculture in the mining areas, as was done by the government in the 2012-13 period. "There are many methods to generate revenue". Admitting that those dependant on mining would be impacted, Parrikar said: "We will try and work out how to start mining operations at the earliest". (more...)
Clearwater Paper (CLW) Shares Down 4.7% on Analyst Downgrade
- February 10, 2018

The stock increased 2.43% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $12.65. 184,751 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 92% from the average session volume of 96,142 shares. The company has market cap of $583.39 million. The stock of HANNOVER RUECK SE (OTCMKTS:HVRRF) earned "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, August 19. (more...)
Edwin Jackson funeral can be Monday in Atlanta Edwin Jackson funeral can be Monday in Atlanta
- February 10, 2018

Indiana State Police said Jackson and Monroe were outside the auto, and were struck by a Ford F-150 driven by a 37-year-old Guatemala native, Manuel Orrego-Savala. ISP said his blood-alcohol content was almost three times the legal limit when his truck hit Jackson, 26, and Monroe, 54, just before 4 a.m. Sunday. (more...)
Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave
- February 10, 2018

Macron also told Putin it was imperative that peace talks made progress and voiced his concern at signs that chlorine bombs have been used against civilians recently. So far, forty settlements were liberated in Afrin as part of the operation, according to the Turkish military sources . "A total of 1,062 terrorists have been liquidated since the start of the operation", the report says. (more...)
19 killed, 47 injured in double decker bus crash 19 killed, 47 injured in double decker bus crash
- February 10, 2018

Seventeen men and two women are among the dead. "We are still counting the number of injuries", a spokeswoman told dpa. Several dozen have been injured, according to Apple Daily. KMB has apologised on its Facebook page and changed its profile photo to a black logo: "KMB expresses extreme regret and sadness at this accident, and deeply apologises". (more...)
France urges end to deadly airstrikes in Syria France urges end to deadly airstrikes in Syria
- February 10, 2018

In eastern Ghouta, rescue workers spent much of the day searching through the rubble of buildings that had collapsed under the airstrikes. Syrian regime jets have pounded Eastern Ghouta, sending the death toll from a four-day assault on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus soaring past 220. (more...)
Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend
- February 10, 2018

Patches of very light precipitation in the form of freezing drizzle will continue through the day, with some lulls in the precipitation at times. Winds will be out of the north at 10-13 miles per hour. Smith said precipitation will switch from rain to freezing rain in other parts of northern and western Arkansas during the evening hours. Southwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. (more...)
Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say
- February 10, 2018

Since the Korean War ended in a truce in 1953, the two sides have grown culturally and linguistically apart, deepening the political gulf that had initially separated the poor, one-party state in the north from the rich, democratic south. Kim Yo Jong , 30, was elected to the politburo past year, but remains little known outside North Korea and has not appeared much in public until now. (more...)
Russian man duped US spies of USD 100000 Russian man duped US spies of USD 100000
- February 10, 2018

The CIA and NSA were engaged in secret negotiations with a " Russian intermediary" a year ago in a desperate effort to retrieve documents and hacking tools stolen by the mysterious Shadow Brokers collective, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen wrote in an for the Intercept , citing sources familiar with the matter. (more...)
Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool
- February 10, 2018

Patel stressed the need for the likes of the Congress and Trinamul to come together for defeating "forces trying to break" the country. I invited her to come to Gujarat and inspire women. "She has accepted and said she will make the visit soon", Mr Patel said. But I told her I do not have political aspiration now. Together, we will create a better India. (more...)
Another Government Shutdown Starts After Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill Another Government Shutdown Starts After Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill
- February 10, 2018

This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes. Trump , in announcing he had signed the legislation, contended it will help the USA military be "stronger than ever before". The House will likely immediately take up the Senate's bill . The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up almost $90 billion in disaster relief ... (more...)
Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 80 - NGO Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 80 - NGO
- February 10, 2018

More than a hundred pro-regime fighters were killed. The conflict in Syria is many-sided, with complex battle lines between multiple rebel factions, Islamist groups, government-backed troops and USA and Russian forces. President Bashar al-Assad's army, which has seized a clear advantage in the war with Russian and Iranian help, is bombarding two of the last key rebel areas of Syria - Eastern Ghouta near Damascus and Idlib in the northwest near the Turkish border. (more...)
White House staffer resigns after ex-wife accuses violence and emotional abuse
- February 10, 2018

A former Trump campaign adviser was fact-checked with his candidate's own words Friday evening when attempting to downplay remarks President Donald Trump made about his former staff secretary Rob Porter , who resigned Wednesday amid allegations of domestic assault. (more...)
Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it
- February 10, 2018

That will force Democrats' hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to the Capitol as the Senate continues work on ending the government shutdown in Washington , D.C., on January 22, 2018. "The reality", a moderate Democratic aide observed "is that the filibuster is only being done to cater to the left-wing of the party at the expense of the larger caucus, and it's in the interest of one person: Leader Pelosi". (more...)
Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms
- February 10, 2018

The measure would then go to the House, where action was expected later in the morning. Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline to pass the legislation. Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked plans for a quick Senate vote because of his spending concerns. That's what prompted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to deliver a record-setting speech on Wednesday, and if the Senate eventually does pass the budget deal - which could happen after midnight - Pelosi will likely be delivering another ... (more...)
Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post
- February 10, 2018

Labelled anti-woman by some people, Rijiju removed the Facebook post. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani stood up to counter Chowdhury but what she said could not be heard in the din. Rajya Sabha Chairman remarked that such behaviour is unbecoming. Rijiju defended sharing the video saying he did it with the intention to "highlight the composure of the PM Modi". (more...)
Domestic tourists are 'scum of the earth', says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai Domestic tourists are 'scum of the earth', says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai
- February 10, 2018

The unruly behaviour of the North Indian tourists is not possible to control, claimed Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP) - an ally of the ruling BJP. "How are you going to control these people?" Sardesai's remarks came during the Goa BizFest in Bambolim, attended by top industrial and tourism sector players of the state. (more...)
Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases
- February 10, 2018

The government shut down for the second time this year after Republican Kentucky Sen. On Wednesday, CNN reported that a two-year deal was reached, with both sides giving just enough to come to a compromise. While Democrats are concerned that the package does not offer anything for the so-called Dreamers, some fiscal conservatives on the Republican side are alarmed that the increase in spending will not be offset by budget cuts . (more...)
DE Has $6.19 Million Holdings in Accenture Plc
- February 10, 2018

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) has risen 96.82% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Trillium Asset Management LLC maintained its position in Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN ) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. (more...)
Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps
- February 10, 2018

The bipartisan measure, which passed 71 to 28 in the dead of night, was now headed to the House of Representatives for what is expected to be another pre-dawn Friday vote. The Senate now takes up a revised temporary spending bill that includes the major budget deal struck Wednesday between the Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi Sets Record For Longest Continuous Speech In House History Nancy Pelosi Sets Record For Longest Continuous Speech In House History
- February 10, 2018

Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who challenged Pelosi for her leadership position in late 2016. In a letter to fellow Democrats, Pelosi reminded them that she will vote against the government spending bill. "They are a reflection of all the immigrants that have come before". The plan could break a months-long partisan stalemate centered on federal spending, but potential roadblocks and threats like the one Pelosi leveled Wednesday could drag out the disagreements. (more...)

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