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North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang

North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang This happened during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. "It didn't affect the opening ceremony", Park said. But Pence has not let up on the tough rhetoric he's been delivering since arriving in Asia. The official added that Pence and North Korea's delegation were mutually avoiding interaction and that efforts by South Korea to arrange a meeting between them had been r... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi declares support to special category tag to Andhra Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi declares support to special category tag to Andhra Pradesh Out of the total Rs 1,269 crore, as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre granted Rs 369.16 crore to Andhra Pradesh under post-devolution revenue deficit grant. The ties between the TDP and ruling BJP have been strained over the Union Budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra Pradesh. The MPs should stage protest both in House and outside the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC Invests $357000 in Scientific Games Corp (SGMS)

The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $4.833 and compares with the $3.82 52-week low. About 1.36M shares traded or 61.68% up from the average. Federated Investors Pa holds 0.02% or 171,124 shares in its portfolio. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $17.10B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) by 59,200 shares t... [Full Article...]

Singhs said to have taken US$78 million from Fortis Healthcare

Singhs said to have taken US$78 million from Fortis Healthcare The brothers cited the high court judgment relating Daiichi Sankyo which they previously controlled, saying their resignation would "free the organization from any encumbrances whatsoever that may be linked to the Promoters". On Jan. 16, Fortis announced the exclusivity period for its negotiations of the proposed 46.5 billion rupee deal would be extended to February 12. The Singh brothers were... [Full Article...]

South Korea's president holds lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

South Korea's president holds lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister Yet obstacles were evident even amid the outreach. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence also attended the opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation . Within days of the request, the roughly 150 staff of the four-star Inje Speedium Hotel & Resort were attending sessions on North Korean words and manners, one of which was taught by a professor who used to teach defectors fr... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi to begin four-day Karnataka visit today

Rahul Gandhi to begin four-day Karnataka visit today On Thursday, the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh also created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha, when Union minister YS Chowdary suggested that since provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act have not been implemented, the matter should be addressed by the finance minister. [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Questioned the Credibility of Rob Porter's Accusers

Vice President Mike Pence said he was "appalled" by the allegations of domestic abuse against top White House staffer Rob Porter , and added that "the White House has acknowledged that they could have handled it better". "What that clearly says to me is that the president is one of those people who either automatically disbelieves women and believes men, or arguably even worse, believes the... [Full Article...]

Congress Passes Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown

A long-term spending agreement had always been sought by military leaders, who have been warning Congress that a recent series of short-term funding bills were harming military readiness. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way just because my party is now complicit in the deficits". But really who's to blame? The White House was forced to order the government s... [Full Article...]

Bilawal Bhutto Proposes Mechanism To Resolve Pak-Afghan Irritants

Bilawal Bhutto Proposes Mechanism To Resolve Pak-Afghan Irritants The Haqqani network must be dismantled and disarmed but this can be done by concerted and coordinated action both by Pakistan and Afghanistan based on a credible and verifiable mechanism and not by resorting to blame game, Bilawal said. "It's in our mutual interest that the border is fenced". Yoho was joined by other lawmakers in slamming Pakistan. In another major blow to Islamabad , a bil... [Full Article...]

Conviction hits Xbox One via backwards compatibility — Splinter Cell

Conviction hits Xbox One via backwards compatibility — Splinter Cell Even better news is that Splinter Cell Conviction is available at a discounted price as part of the latest Xbox One sale. The sale ends on February 12, so you'd better hurry if you want to make a big saving. However, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, there are complications with licenses. "More complicated with some just due to the age of the rights etc". [Full Article...]

Analyst Earnings Estimates Screen: Stryker Corporation (SYK)

It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Stryker Corp ( SYK ) by 23.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Asset Management Inc has 36,731 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Noesis Mangement Corporation holds 3.42% or 64,185 shares. Hermes Invest Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in V.F. [Full Article...]

Government Shut Down Looms

Government Shut Down Looms Paul said that he had spoken to President Trump Thursday afternoon about the situation. He's calling on members of both parties to " support our troops and support this Bill!" Schumer said congressional leaders struck the deal "without a great deal of help from the White House". [Full Article...]

Former Virginia Tech Student Guilty Of Murdering Missing Girl Found in Triad

Former Virginia Tech Student Guilty Of Murdering Missing Girl Found in Triad It is treated the same as a guilty plea for conviction and sentencing. The prosecution told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Eisenhauer killed Nicole because he was anxious about his relationship with an underage girl. Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt also thanked investigators and said, "The justice system is incapable of healing the loss; we all suffer with the loss of this little g... [Full Article...]

Brett Rumford sizzles at Perth golf event

Brett Rumford sizzles at Perth golf event Brett Rumford led every stroke play round a year ago on his way to the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth title, he picked up right where he left off today with a brilliant round of 8-under 64. The top eight earn byes into the round of 16 which features six-hole match play matches. One-time major victor Danny Willett faces a huge battle to make the cut after finishing four-over 76. [Full Article...]

Gerald Stanley found not guilty in Indigenous man Colten Boushie's shooting death

Gerald Stanley found not guilty in Indigenous man Colten Boushie's shooting death She's anxious what will come out of the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, who is accused in the death of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old Indigenous girl from Winnipeg. Kimberly Jonathan, vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, said the verdict is a continuation of the atrocities Indigenous people have faced in Canada, citing the residential school system and the Six... [Full Article...]

Israel intercepts 'Iranian drone' & pounds targets in Syria

Israel intercepts 'Iranian drone' & pounds targets in Syria The two pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Saturday that it intercepted an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle which penetrated its airspeace from Syria and responded by striking "Iranian targets" in the country in an incident it described as "ongoing". [Full Article...]

Russian President Putin earned only $673.000 for six years

Russian President Putin earned only $673.000 for six years The figures include 13 bank accounts with a balance of 13.8 million rubles, a modest plot of land, an apartment, a garage, as well as three Russian vehicles and a boat trailer. More than 300 people were detained nationwide during protests that day. "The Central Election Commission rules to register candidate for the post of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ", the decree, adopt... [Full Article...]

White House 'knew of Trump aide Rob Porter's domestic abuse'

President Donald Trump said he was "surprised" by allegations of physical and emotional abuse against Rob Porter , who resigned as White House staff secretary this week, from Porter's two ex-wives. At the time of his resignation, Porter had not yet been approved for security clearance because the required background check was still ongoing. A recent GAO study found that broadly throughout ... [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote House Democrats said Pelosi appealed to members to vote against the budget bill if Ryan did not provide a stronger commitment on immigration, though leaders did not formally whip the vote. The debt limit would be suspended through March 2019, putting the next vote on it safely past this year's midterm elections. Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget... [Full Article...]

Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

But Kelly handed Porter more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president. The episode has thrust Trump's senior-most aides, many of whom have already been embroiled in controversy related to special counsel Robert Mueller III's Russian Federation investigation, into yet another crisis. [Full Article...]


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