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Pence views Japan's missile defence with North Korea on agenda for talks

Pence views Japan's missile defence with North Korea on agenda for talks Pence, however, didn't specify what the new sanctions would be. He also warned that North Korea , which will participate in this month's Winter Olympics as part of a joint delegation with South Korea, would not be allowed to "hijack" the event with its "propaganda". [Full Article...]

Australian hot air balloon crash injures at least seven

Australian hot air balloon crash injures at least seven Wind conditions are to blame for an emergency hot air balloon landing which left seven passengers injured in Victoria's Yarra Valley, the flight's operator says . A woman in her 60s has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with abdominal and back injuries. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said it was interviewing the pilot and witnesses to determine the cause of the crash. [Full Article...]

Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment For PM Netanyahu

Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment For PM Netanyahu Netanyahu's video came following reports in the media that police will recommend that Netanyahu stand trial over bribery in Case 1000. The allegation is that Arnon Mozes, publisher of the Yediot Aharot newspaper, discussed a deal that would involve more positive coverage from the paper if Netanyahu passed a law that would hurt the circulation of YediotAharot's competitor, Israel Hayom , wh... [Full Article...]

Brexit: 'no deal could cut Scottish GDP by 9%'

Brexit: 'no deal could cut Scottish GDP by 9%' The Government was forced to release the 32-page document, which was prepared by Whitehall officials for the Department for Exiting the EU, amid pressure from Labour and pro-EU Tories. We are not expecting a no deal scenario", he added. Scotland's Brexit secretary, Michael Russell, said he would publish the analysis if it was given to him , arguing that the public "has a right to know the impac... [Full Article...]

China Exports Hold Up as Commodities, Base Effects Boost Imports

China Exports Hold Up as Commodities, Base Effects Boost Imports Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics in a report said that export growth was powerful in January signifying balanced global demand steam. Exports to major markets including the US, EU, and ASEAN grew by 12.7 percent y/y, and 11.6 percent y/y and 20.5 percent y/y, respectively, which are in line with our view of recovering global demand. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh police clash with protesters ahead of Zia verdict

Bangladesh police clash with protesters ahead of Zia verdict If convicted, Khaleda faces sentences ranging up to life in prison, which would keep her from running in parliamentary polls set for December. The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka after police used tear gas to disperse thousands of her supporters. [Full Article...]

Enrollment numbers steady for Obamacare in 2018

Enrollment numbers steady for Obamacare in 2018 The Trump administration also shortened the enrollment period and reduced the marketing budget in states that allow the federal government to run their marketplace. That in large part reflects extensive efforts in many of these states to market health coverage, lengthen enrollment periods and conduct aggressive outreach campaigns to attract younger, healthier consumers who are critical to insu... [Full Article...]

James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival'

James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival' The continuing resolution was added as an amendment to an unrelated bill. In his opening statement , Mattis noted the damaging effects of continuing resolutions, particularly one that stretched the length of the fiscal year. Critics, including Rep. Adam Smith , the Washington Democrat and ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, have said smaller nuclear weapons could make war more li... [Full Article...]

United States urges world to 'speak with one voice' on Syria chemical attacks

United States urges world to 'speak with one voice' on Syria chemical attacks Saqba: Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 35 civilians despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syria has consistently denied involvement in gas attacks, saying it no longer possesses such weapons following a 2013 deal under which it pledged to surrender its chemical arsenal. [Full Article...]

We are aim changers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells in Rajya Sabha

We are aim changers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells in Rajya Sabha Earlier, slogan-shouting members of the Congress and Left were in the Well protesting with placards nearly throughout the speech of the Prime Minister . I ask you - how much has the taxpayer paid so far for full-page newspaper advertisements on the different birthdays of various members of one family? Congress president Rahul Gandhi has questioned the way the deal was sealed and asked why the... [Full Article...]

North Korea: No interest in meeting with USA at Olympics

North Korea: No interest in meeting with USA at Olympics South Korea's presidential office welcomed Kim Yo Jong's planned visit to the South , given her status as the top leader's sibling and also her "important role" in the Workers' Party. "We have no intention to meet with the USA side during the stay in South Korea", the official was quoted as saying. -North Korea meeting despite the proximity in Pyeongchang . [Full Article...]

Richardson officer hospitalized after shooting at apartment complex

Richardson officer hospitalized after shooting at apartment complex Police surrounded a building at Breckinridge Point apartment. He was taken to Medical city Plano but his name was not released while Richardson police worked to notify family and loved ones. Perlich said the suspect was "randomly firing throughout the evening". "And may his legacy live on in others' service", Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Three Israeli universities in top 50 Asia university rankings

Three Israeli universities in top 50 Asia university rankings It uses the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia's institutions. Baptist University took the biggest hit, dropping six places in the rankings from 49 to 55. It also picked up points in other areas such as research productivity, even though it didn't score so well on research environment. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu in Golan Heights: No one should test Israel's resolve

Netanyahu in Golan Heights: No one should test Israel's resolve Dismissing the chance that he would step down if police recommend an indictment, Netanyahu said , "half the recommendations from police end in nothing'". There may be recommendations, or signs saying "Bibi is guilty until proven innocent" or other improper pressures. Netanyahu then reportedly said it would be unwise for Israel to be a pioneer in this field, adding that no country in the world, ex... [Full Article...]

Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life

Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life Benedict stunned the world, including the Roman Catholic Church and his closest confidantes within the Vatican, when he unexpectedly announced his intention to resign. In this sense, I also consider the question of your readers as an accompaniment along a stretch. In a nine-line letter to Corriere della Serra , Benedict XVI thanks the paper's readers for their concern, and assures them he is su... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat

North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat The document will serve as a comprehensive guideline for U.S. nuclear strategy over the next five to 10 years. Yet, the Trump administration has once again made the wrong move. had abandoned the idea of a preemptive nuclear strike. Even with an Obama-era treaty that reduces both the US and Russia's nuclear arsenals, preventing them from reaching their full effects, Trump's new policy essenti... [Full Article...]

Pence Says US Will Roll Out 'toughest' Sanctions

Washington , however, has not ruled out the possibility of contact between the United States and North Korean officials during the Olympics, with the White House, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Pence all touting a "wait-and-see" approach. [Full Article...]

Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team

Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team The Knicks continue to hold down the top spot in the valuations at $3.6 billion, a nine percent increase from a year ago, with the Lakers ($3.3 billion) at No. The lowest valued team is the New Orleans Pelicans at $1 billion. The Pacers' value increased 34 percent over last year - and 48 percent over the last two years - when they were valued at $800 million in 2017. [Full Article...]

Turkey Gives Iran Assurance Afrin Operation Is Temporary

Turkey Gives Iran Assurance Afrin Operation Is Temporary Tuesday's deaths included 19 children and 20 women, SOHR said. Later in the day, five civilians died when rebels fired shells into government-controlled neighbourhoods in Damascus, including three in the historic Bab Touma district of the Old City, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA. [Full Article...]

Saban recaps Alabama's wild National Signing Day

Saban recaps Alabama's wild National Signing Day We were pleased with the guys we were able to attract. Smith is the fourth defensive back member of the Crimson Tide's 2018 class, joining top-rated junior college corner Saivion Smith , four-star instate product Jalyn Armour-Davis of Mobile and four-star Josh Jobe of CT. [Full Article...]


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