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Pyongyang cancels joint event, blames S.Korean media

Pyongyang cancels joint event, blames S.Korean media The United States has withdrawn former White House official Victor Cha from consideration for ambassador to South Korea , a us official said Tuesday. Later, after a brief trip to China, Ji was tortured by North Korean authorities wanting to know if he had met any Christians. " Otto Warmbier was a hardworking student at the University of Virginia", Trump said during his speech. [Full Article...]

BBC executives front parliamentary committee over pay disparity

BBC executives front parliamentary committee over pay disparity Gracie said the BBC told her she was paid less than her peers because she was "in development" during the first years of her posting in China. "The range between those two has been too big and I'm sorry about that but there is a difference in the scope and the scale of the two jobs". [Full Article...]

Governor orders legal probe of Texas gymnastics ranch

Governor orders legal probe of Texas gymnastics ranch Nassar provided police with literature, including a lengthy Power Point presentation, that explained what he was doing as a legitimate medical procedure. University trustees have named former Republican Gov. John Engler, an alumnus, as interim president . Last week, more than 150 victims offered excruciating accounts of his sexual assaults in the courtroom in Lansing. [Full Article...]

Trump won't stop asking top Justice Department officials for loyalty

Trump won't stop asking top Justice Department officials for loyalty CNN reported on Tuesday that during a meeting at the White House, prior to a key appearance by Rosenstein on Capitol Hill, the president "wanted to know where the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation was heading" and whether the deputy attorney general was " on my team ". [Full Article...]

Israeli civil rights group sue over Lorde cancellation

Israeli civil rights group sue over Lorde cancellation The lawsuit brought against Abu-Shanab and Sachs is believed to be the first to have been filed under controversial Israeli legislation introduced in 2011, which was created to prevent people calling for a boycott of the country, including land it occupies. [Full Article...]

EPA goes back to protect important salmon fishery

EPA goes back to protect important salmon fishery Friday's reversal announcement However, in a decision released on Friday, Pruitt wrote, "it is my judgment at this time that any mining projects in the region likely pose a risk to the abundant natural resources that exist there". that the Pebble Mine is too toxic, even for the Trump administration, ' she said. Walker said told the Journal while campaigning in 2014 that he opposed development... [Full Article...]

Ghani declines phone call request from Pakistani PM Abbasi

TOLO News said Abbasi telephoned Ghani "in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan". The delegation includes Masoom Stanekzai, head of the National Directorate for Security intelligence agency, and Afghan Interior Minister Wais Barmak, officials said. [Full Article...]

Rajasthan Bypolls: 65.33% Voter Turnout Recorded in Ajmer

Rajasthan Bypolls: 65.33% Voter Turnout Recorded in Ajmer While the counting of votes for the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seats was being done in the respective constituencies, the counting for the Mandalgarh assembly seat is being held in Bhilwara. These seats went to polls on January 29 and counting is expected to start shortly. Political pundits believe Rajputs, Ravana Rajputs and Charan Rajputs are in a position to influence the outcome of just the... [Full Article...]

Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from "Unnecessarily Cruel" ICE Detention

Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from Ragbir was speaking with Newsday yesterday, several hours after being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention on Monday evening after a federal court decision calling for his immediate release. It was wrong to "pluck him out of his life without a moment's notice, remove him from his family and community without a moment's notice", she said. [Full Article...]

House Intel committee could vote on Nunes memo as soon as Monday

House Intel committee could vote on Nunes memo as soon as Monday The 's ranking Democrat , Rep. Adam Schiff, told reporters at the Capitol that committee voted along party lines to make public the so-called FISA abuse memo, provided the White House also approves its dissemination. Democrats have called it a "cherry-picked" group of GOP talking points. While House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have not l... [Full Article...]

Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Named New RNC Finance Chairman

Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts Named New RNC Finance Chairman The Republican National Committee has chosen a new finance chairman to replace Steve Wynn , the Las Vegas casino mogul who resigned Saturday after a published report linked him to numerous complaints of sexual misconduct. Ricketts' age and the family's independent streak make the pick "a healthy indicator for the party". But Ricketts, a TD Ameritrade board member, pulled his name from consi... [Full Article...]

Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story

Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story He said the campaign of applying maximum pressure and sanctions is the best approach. "Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation", Trump went on to say, "I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this unsafe position". [Full Article...]

Formula One announces it will no longer use 'grid girls'

Formula One announces it will no longer use 'grid girls' The representative from the elite motorsport said employing grid girls no longer "resonated" with the brand's values. The traditional grid-girl presence came up for debate a year ago at Liberty Media and within the F1 community as the practice was called into question by the powers that be who believe it was at odds with progressive trends and would only encourage a gender divide in the sport.... [Full Article...]

Capitec denounced as a loan shark

Capitec denounced as a loan shark Adv Alberts says that the FF Plus is very concerned about a report by Viceroy Research in which Capitec is accused of being a loan-shark operation. "We are now in the process of investigating the report in detail, and will respond appropriately", it said. [Full Article...]

Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again

Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again Officials reportedly told CNN that the Defense Department is staying mum "due, in part, to sensitivities surrounding North Korea's participation in the upcoming Olympic Games and continuing tensions with leader Kim Jong-un". Branding North Korea's leadership "depraved", President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear missiles could "very soon threaten our hom... [Full Article...]

Boris Becker weighs in on Bernard Tomic's future

Boris Becker weighs in on Bernard Tomic's future But Bond warned Tomic would find himself back in the same dark place if he did not speak to a professional, especially after citing depression on the TV show. "We've bent over backwards to help Bernie in so many ways". Kiwi rugby league star Benji Marshall has reached out to Bernard Tomic after the troubled tennis star pulled out of a reality TV show, revealing his battle with depression. [Full Article...]

US Navy video shows Russian jet's close encounter with US surveillance plane

US Navy video shows Russian jet's close encounter with US surveillance plane The United States condemned "unsafe Russian military practices" after a Russian Su-27 fighter flew within 5 feet of a US surveillance airplane over the Black Sea on Monday. aircraft was operating strictly under worldwide law. US EP-3 flying in worldwide airspace over #BlackSea was intercepted by Russian Su-27 yesterday. [Full Article...]

Pilot's actions in Sydney seaplane crash were 'totally inexplicable

Pilot's actions in Sydney seaplane crash were 'totally inexplicable A seaplane was not following an authorised route when it plunged into a river north of Sydney, killing six people, the flight operator says. Ten minutes later, it was nearly entirely submerged in 13 metres of water. Investigators spent the month poring over the wreckage of the Beaver, which was previously involved in another fatal incident in November 1996. It was later repaired before re-enteri... [Full Article...]

European Union to US: Don't go it alone with Mideast peace efforts

The present Jerusalem controversy, arising from the decision of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump , to recognize the city as Israel's capital, lies in the paradox of the city; it is of little military or strategic effect, yet it is an emotionally charged and fiercely contested frontier at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Full Article...]

Nawaz's counsel appears as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

Nawaz's counsel appears as SC begins Article 62 case hearing The hearing is still underway. He said a full court should hear this important case adding that there were judgments of larger benches on similar matters. Nawaz was scheduled to appear before the Accountability Court in Islamabad on Tuesday. However, Sharif did not show up. Justice Azmat Saeed observed that when the court disqualifies a person under Article 62, it is a declaration by the cou... [Full Article...]


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