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The role PABs will play in Trump's infrastructure plan The role PABs will play in Trump's infrastructure plan
- February 12, 2018

While majority of the market expected Trump to proceed with his massive infrastructure plan right away following the beginning of his term, some have also stated that this may lead to higher local and state taxes while there would be a rise in the reliance on toll, water, and sewer fees as well as airline ticket taxes and transit fares. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit in Pyongyang
- February 12, 2018

Leaving South Korea without any interaction with North Korea's high-level delegates to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics , Pence said he would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program, according to the AP. (more...)
Iraq's reconstruction after ISIL defeat to cost $88 bln Iraq's reconstruction after ISIL defeat to cost $88 bln
- February 12, 2018

About $22 billion United States will be required in the short term and another $66 billion U.S. in the medium term, the director general of the country's planning ministry, Qusay Adulfattah, told the conference, without indicating any time frame. (more...)
Philippines imposes 'total ban' on citizens taking up jobs in Kuwait Philippines imposes 'total ban' on citizens taking up jobs in Kuwait
- February 12, 2018

The Philippines also sends skilled workers to Kuwait. They are among more than two million employed in the region. "Although we are understandably saddened because of the impact on our industry sector, we agree with the decision of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to suspend indefinitely the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait and to repatriate OFWs there who are in distress situations and want to return home to be with their families", the Philippine Association of Agencies for Kuwait (PHILAAK) said ... (more...)
Questions continue over Joyce relationship with former staffer Questions continue over Joyce relationship with former staffer
- February 12, 2018

Mr Drum's taxpayer-funded staffing allocation was reportedly boosted by one to accommodate Ms Campion. This week it was revealed Mr Joyce, 50, and Ms Campion are in a private relationship and are expecting a baby. Speaking on the Today show on Monday, Political Editor Chris Uhlmann said there was "growing discontent" in the National Party, with party elders believing Mr Joyce was doing irreparable brand damage. (more...)
Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut
- February 12, 2018

The pair will have lunch with Moon at the Blue House on Saturday, Moon's office said . "Having these red communists in the heart of Seoul is an utter humilation!" one shouted near the venue as dozens of others waved banners condemning both Moon and Kim Jong Un . (more...)
SGX shares fall 8 pct after Indian bourses rein in offshore trading SGX shares fall 8 pct after Indian bourses rein in offshore trading
- February 12, 2018

The country's three main stocks exchanges said they would stop licensing their indexes and securities data to foreign exchanges, saying such agreements had led trading to migrate outside of the country. The SGX plans to increase its offer of this single stock futures contract of Indian top range listed companies hence on, responding to worldwide market demand for trading in Indian companies' stocks and shares.? SGX and NSE are long term partners and have collaborated since 2000 to develop ... (more...)
S. Africa's Ramaphosa admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit S. Africa's Ramaphosa admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit
- February 12, 2018

But forcing Zuma to resign would anger the powerful faction within the ANC that is still loyal to the president. Zuma denies wrongdoing, but he has been discredited by scandals, including multimillion-dollar upgrades to his private home that were paid by the state, alleged looting of state enterprises by his associates, and the possible reinstatement of corruption charges tied to an arms deal two decades ago. (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off on its test flight SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off on its test flight
- February 12, 2018

For those concerned about the Tesla Roadster adding to the problem of space litter orbiting Earth , in this case the test cargo has rocketed into deeper space - far away from Earth's orbit - meaning that the usual concerns about space debris crowding out Earth's part of space are somewhat unfounded. (more...)
US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize
- February 12, 2018

Last month, NBC's Lester Holt caused a stir for his reporting from a North Korean ski resort in which he gleefully called it a "source of huge pride for a country trying to present a new and modern face to the world" ahead of the games. Pence spoke in an interview on his way home from the Winter Olympics. White House officials and other critics believe North Korea is trying to use the worldwide stage to gain sympathy and ease punishing economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure that are ... (more...)
Israel and Palestinians both hindering peace plan Israel and Palestinians both hindering peace plan
- February 12, 2018

But when asked about the USA peace plan, he said , "Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace". "So that's where I think Canada needs to go". More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (more...)
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 1: Korean athletes parade in peace
- February 12, 2018

Protesters scuffled briefly with police and criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is using the Olympics to re-engage with the North and pave the way for talks over the reclusive state's nuclear and missile program. Kim and Guterres attended a dinner ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang . To pave the way for the North's participation at Pyeongchang , South Korea had delayed the annual exercises with US forces, which usually take place between February ... (more...)
Michigan earns victory No. 20, 83-72 over Wisconsin Michigan earns victory No. 20, 83-72 over Wisconsin
- February 12, 2018

Three point offenseMichigan Wolverines guard Duncan Robinson (22) drives the ball against Wisconsin. After the hot start to the game, MI shut out the Badgers in the final minutes of the first half to build a 44-22 lead. Aleem Ford's 3 with 2:37 left to get within eight kept Wisconsin's flickering hopes alive. Since that game, Wisconsin is 4-1 vs. MI in the regular season and looking to extend it to 5-1 to extend its win streak to two. (more...)
South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North
- February 12, 2018

Almost 200 female members of the North Korean cheerleading regime - a handpicked group created to be an appealing propaganda arm of the ruling party - chanted and sang (and did the wave on several occasions) while other fans clapped along in between Switzerland's offensive barrages. (more...)
US Wants Turkey To Restrain Offensive Against Kurds In Syria US Wants Turkey To Restrain Offensive Against Kurds In Syria
- February 12, 2018

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said two Turkish military personnel were killed when a helicopter was downed during Ankara's military offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria . It said two soldiers on board died and technical crews were investigating the crash. The soldiers were killed in clashes with People's Protection Units (YPG) militants around a hill near Afrin. (more...)
Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks
- February 12, 2018

South and North Koreans marched together under a unified flag at the Games' opening ceremony. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon hosted the North Koreans for lunch Sunday before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert. (more...)
Tamilisai, Vijayadharani welcome inauguration of Jaya's portrait in Assembly Tamilisai, Vijayadharani welcome inauguration of Jaya's portrait in Assembly
- February 12, 2018

However, the main Opposition DMK and its ally the Congress boycotted the unveiling ceremony. Chennai , Feb 11 The AIADMK's rivals today opposed the ruling party's decision to unveil J Jayalalithaa's portrait in the Assembly claiming that she was "convicted" in a disproportionate assets case, while the main opposition DMK chose to boycott the event tomorrow. (more...)
Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public
- February 12, 2018

Among those to have been freed were influential princes such as billionaire investor Alwaleed bin Talal, MBC TV network chief Waleed al-Ibrahim and former royal court chief Khalid al-Tuwaijiri. Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb announced authorities reached agreements to recover $107 billion including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets at the end of the three-month investigation. (more...)
Pritchard, Brown lead OR to 84-57 win over Washington St Pritchard, Brown lead OR to 84-57 win over Washington St
- February 12, 2018

Payton Pritchard and Kenny Wooten gave the Ducks 12 points apiece while MiKyle Mcintosh added eight points and nine rebounds. Washington State coach June Daugherty is on an indefinite medical leave, and the Cougars were without three starters - Caila Hailey, Louise Brown and Nike McClure - who were suspended for violating team rules. (more...)
Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City
- February 12, 2018

N'Doye clearly wasn't happy with the defender's involvement and proceeded to handle Terry by his neck. Villa took the lead when Albert Adomah fired in the opener with a sweet strike from the left side after 60 minutes, with Hourihane wrapping up the three points with a glorious goal 20 minutes later. (more...)
Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar
- February 12, 2018

The militants fled from the spot, the spokesman said, adding searches were going on in the area to track down the ultras. The incident occurred on the when the Army was paying its respects to the five soldiers who had been martyred during the attack in Jammu's Sunjuwan. (more...)
Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say
- February 12, 2018

How big would it be? . The proposal includes $200 billion in federal infrastructure spending over a decade, which would be paid for through cuts elsewhere in the budget. Currently, the process can take five to 10 years. In its background briefing, the White House said the permitting overhaul would require both actions by Congress and regulatory changes that could be accomplished under executive authority. (more...)
France Calls For Opening Of Humanitarian Corridors In Syria France Calls For Opening Of Humanitarian Corridors In Syria
- February 12, 2018

Douma: Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta yesterday, the fifth straight day of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 220 civilians. In apparent retaliation, one person was killed and five people wounded in rebel mortar fire on the regime-controlled part of the town of Harasta, according to state news agency SANA . (more...)
Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi
- February 12, 2018

Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, took the ice Saturday night for their debut game in front of a raucous, sellout crowd on another historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage. (more...)
Korean leader's sister attend NK art troupe's performance Korean leader's sister attend NK art troupe's performance
- February 12, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who looked uncomfortable at times during the opening ceremony, irritated his hosts by telling the South Korean leader that joint South Korea-U.S. Speaking on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Mr Pence said there was "no daylight" between the two allies on the issue. As the opening ceremony began, she and South Korean President Moon Jae-in exchanged a historic handshake and spoke briefly. (more...)
Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win
- February 12, 2018

Barca are still unbeaten in La Liga this season, but this game against mid-table Getafe comes less than 72 hours after Valverde's side beat Valencia to secure their place in the Copa del Rey final. "It's been positive for us that both have played", he said. The Colombian got forward well and had a couple of chances, but gave the ball away carelessly on one occasion which allowed Getafe to break and also struggled positionally, similarly to Coutinho and Dembele early on in their Barca ... (more...)
Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues
- February 12, 2018

Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall separating their staffers from Democrats, according to CBS. (more...)
S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony
- February 12, 2018

The North's presence in the South has dominated Olympic headlines, with the winter sports festival triggering a flurry of cross-border trips culminating in the diplomatic delegation. Yonhap via REUTERSNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong arrives at Incheon International Airport, South Korea , in this photo taken by Kyodo February 9, 2018. (more...)
Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by People Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by People
- February 12, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff of California said the president had to give public an opportunity to take a look at the situation from the other angle. I know the Nunes memo is misleading , and I know Congressman Schiff was seeking to provide a factual counterpoint. (more...)
Kamal announces website, says alliance with Rajini unlikely Kamal announces website, says alliance with Rajini unlikely
- February 12, 2018

Turning to his erstwhile ally, BJP, he said the saffron party can not gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu's political space. The actor was categorical that if his friend Rajinikanth wants an alliance, then he should either change the "hue" or should "convince his rational mind" that his statement had a different interpretation. (more...)

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