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Comfort women deal with Japan ignored victims, says S Korea

Comfort women deal with Japan ignored victims, says S Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday that the government accepts the review of the task force "in a serious and humble manner". "The Japan-South Korea agreement is an agreement between the two governments and one that has been highly appreciated by worldwide society", Kono said in a written statement. [Full Article...]

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal Pradesh CM

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal Pradesh CM Yesterday, Vijay Rupani was sworn-in as the Gujarat chief minister. Although Prem Kumar Dhumal had been announced as the BJP candidate for Himachal Pradesh chief minister ahead of the elections, when he failed to win from his own constituency of Sujanpur he backed out from the candidacy for Chief Minister. [Full Article...]

Australian woman could face death penalty

Australian woman could face death penalty An Australian woman has escaped the death penalty after being found not guilty of drug trafficking charges in Malaysia . Cabramatta grandmother Maria Exposto was charged with smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Malaysia. She maintained that she never knew they were there and even volunteered to put her bag through Customs' screening at Kuala Lumpur. In August the Malaysian government agree... [Full Article...]

Oil prices close at 2-1/2 year peak

Oil prices close at 2-1/2 year peak The state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement that output had been reduced by 70,000 to 100,000 bpd. The price for February Futures Brent oil grew by 0,33% to stand at $65,22 per barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. [Full Article...]

Bitter cold, lake-effect snow to continue

Bitter cold, lake-effect snow to continue We've seen a few flurries around the region today but the much bigger story as we head into tonight will be the very cold temperatures. Wednesday and Thursday will be quite cold with morning lows in the single digits... Two bitter blasts of air coming straight out of the arctic is heading right for Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. However, it's still unclear if it will be just some li... [Full Article...]

DJB approves 20 percent hike in water, sewer tariff in Delhi

DJB approves 20 percent hike in water, sewer tariff in Delhi The tariff for water above 20,000 litres per month was earlier Rs 286.89, now after the increase, it will be Rs 315.05, an increase of Rs 28.16 per month. 514.79 per month; an increase of Rs. 49.24 per month". Earlier in December, the DJB sent notices to seven government departments for failing to pay their dues of Rs 3,220.12 crore, within a week. [Full Article...]

Quick Lane Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Duke-Northern Illinois

Quick Lane Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Duke-Northern Illinois The 2017 season was also a rebound year for Northern Illinois . The Blue Devils marched down the field on their next drive with the help of two third-down conversions, and redshirt freshman Brittain Brown dove into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown to put Duke in full control. [Full Article...]

Library of Congress Blog

Library of Congress Blog But as anyone who's been following along can attest, Twitter and the way it's used has changed since then. For the last several years , the Library of Congress has archived almost every tweet ever made. "The Library generally does not collect comprehensively", the white paper reads. "Throughout its history, the Library has seized opportunities to collect snapshots of unique moments in human... [Full Article...]

4 people found dead in NY home; police say possible killings

It is not clear if police are searching for persons of interest in the case. The bodies were found in an apartment in the basement, the paper reported . Dan DeWolf told local ABC affiliate WTEN the deaths appear to be suspicious and are being investigated as homicides. They did not reveal the names of the victims or their ages. [Full Article...]

Guatemala pledges to follow U.S. on Jerusalem

Guatemala pledges to follow U.S. on Jerusalem However, there were 8 countries, in addition to Israel, that aligned with the USA president, Guatemala, and Honduras among them . The leaders, he said, spoke about "the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel". [Full Article...]

Will you prepay local taxes to prepare for 2018 tax changes?

Will you prepay local taxes to prepare for 2018 tax changes? A release from Oswego County notes that property owners considering paying their 2018 taxes this week should consult with their tax preparer. The new law forbids taxpayers from prepaying their 2018 state and local income taxes to get 2017 deductions, but it allows those deductions for prepaid property taxes. [Full Article...]

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa So, for anyone unfamiliar with the day and how it's celebrated, here's everything you need to know about Kwanzaa . The week-long celebration honors African heritage and highlights the importance of family and community. The celebration lasts for seven days to honour the seven principles founder Karenga chose to celebrate, otherwise known as the Nguzo Saba . Though he does not celebrate it as... [Full Article...]

Cops remove memorial left by hate group

Damond was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor in July, but Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman hasn't decided whether he'll face charges. A report on the shooting indicates that a responding officer heard a loud sound while driving up to the scene and that Noor, who was in the passenger seat, opened fire through the open driver's side window, striking and killing Damo... [Full Article...]

United States sanctions two more North Korean officials over ballistic missile programme

In response to the United Nations vote, North Korea called the sanctions " an act of war " on Sunday. Any of their property within US jurisdiction is blocked and American citizens are generally banned from engaging in transactions with them. [Full Article...]

Google may open offline stores in India next year

Google may open offline stores in India next year Google has made their space in the mobile hardware industry by launching their Pixel series of smartphones. To gauge the response of consumers across India, Google has opened a few pop-up stores in malls in various Indian cities, including High Street Phoenix in Mumbai and Select Citywalk, Promenade, Mall of India in Delhi-NCR region. [Full Article...]

Democrat in Virginia House race asks to delay breaking tie

Democrat in Virginia House race asks to delay breaking tie The recount had Simonds winning by one vote . Simonds had earlier been declared the apparent victor in the race for the 94th District seat, a victory that would have flipped the red seat blue and created a 50-50 tie in the Virginia House. [Full Article...]

Orrin Hatch Says He's 'Grateful' for Biting Editorial That Suggested He Resign

Although the editorial afforded Hatch the " Utahn of the Year " distinction due to his far-reaching influence on the national stage, it expressed its deep disapproval of the way Hatch has used that influence and called on him to retire. Hatch did not acknowledge the criticism - or the call for him to vacate his seat and let someone else campaign for office - in his response to the paper on Twit... [Full Article...]

Lifelong best friends discover they're biological brothers

Lifelong best friends discover they're biological brothers There's also a certain card game. They remained friends, playing cribbage together for the past 60 years. "I beat him the last time we played", Robinson added. That's where the robi737 comes from. Robinson said he was adopted. "It was a shock, definitely a shock, but then when you thought about it, compared forearms and everything", Macfarlane said. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav reunites with family - The 40-minute meeting in pictures

Kulbhushan Jadhav reunites with family - The 40-minute meeting in pictures Moments after the mother and the wife of former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad , Pakistan's ministry of foreign affairs (MoFA) released another "confessional" video of his, in which the convicted alleged spy was seen confessing that he did cross from Iran to Pakistan two years back. [Full Article...]

Will Trump Negotiate With North Korea? Russia Offers To Help With Talks

Will Trump Negotiate With North Korea? Russia Offers To Help With Talks Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is concerned by recent reports that the USA is training former members of terrorist groups in Syria. "We don't want to be in a situation where our bilateral relations, which are already in a rather pitiful state, could face even bigger and possibly unbearable risks and dangers", Peskov told conference call Monday. [Full Article...]


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