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Ukraine's Naftogaz claims $2.56 bln victory in Gazprom legal battle

Ukraine's Naftogaz claims $2.56 bln victory in Gazprom legal battle As was reported , opening a National Security and Defense Council meeting earlier on that day, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko instructed Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin to initiate trilateral consultations with the European Commission and Russian Federation to implement the Stockholm Arbitration ruling on transit gas supplies. [Full Article...]

UNC Basketball: The journey of Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson

UNC Basketball: The journey of Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson Miami's Ja'Quan Newton drained a running 30-footer at the horn to help the Hurricanes upset the No. 9 Tarheels, 91-88, in a wild finish Tuesday night. "I told them they've really made it a lot more hard now", Williams said after the game. Minutes after Newton's shot, Pinson and Berry were tasked with taking the microphone and addressing the Smith Center crowd, another Senior Night tradition. [Full Article...]

Outrage at land expropriation proposal in South Africa

Outrage at land expropriation proposal in South Africa More than two decades after white-minority rule ended in South Africa, most of its profitable farms and estates are still owned by white people, and about 95 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of 10 percent of the population. In Parliament on Tuesday, 241 MPs voted in favour of the motion while 81 voted against it. Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald concurred with the DA's ... [Full Article...]

Holcomb: Sunday Sales Bill Exceeds Consumer Expectations

Holcomb: Sunday Sales Bill Exceeds Consumer Expectations Starting this Sunday, alcohol can be bought in IN grocery, drug, convenience and liquor stores between noon and 8:00 p.m. "There is absolutely no need to any longer to make run for the border if you're a Hoosier or a Hoosier at heart", Holcomb says. [Full Article...]

What keeping Xi in power means for China

What keeping Xi in power means for China China's state-backed Global Times condemned Western "hysteria" over the Communist Party's decision to abolish term limits, as well as reports expressing concern over Chinese censorship practices. Trump's handling of China reflects not only his protectionist trade agenda and America First foreign policy but also his reluctance to antagonize Xi personally - a peculiar deference that prompted the t... [Full Article...]

Global warming causes freezing blast in Europe - scientists

Global warming causes freezing blast in Europe - scientists High temperatures such as these occur in the Arctic when amplified, wavy patterns in the jet stream - conveyer belts of wind that carry heat and water vapor around the planet - interact with strong storms in the northern Atlantic Ocean, James Overland, an oceanographer with PMEL, told Live Science. [Full Article...]

Israel backtracks on plan to tax church-owned properties

Israel backtracks on plan to tax church-owned properties The Jerusalem municipality plans to tax some church assets for a first time, and cabinet ministers are studying a bill to expropriate land in Jerusalem that churches sold in recent years to anonymous buyers. He said other cities followed similar practices worldwide. Palestinian concerns: Palestinians are concerned the land purchases are created to expand Israeli settlement construction in... [Full Article...]

'Battlefield V' Rumors Say 2018 Game Is EA's 'Call Of Duty: WWII'

'Battlefield V' Rumors Say 2018 Game Is EA's 'Call Of Duty: WWII' Call of Duty: WWII proved that the demand for WWII shooters had returned, and so it's not surprising that EA would decide to target the period. Late previous year, a report from Eurogamer posited that EA and DICE would be following up the successful Battlefield I with a World War II game , but news has been scarce since then. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan's Ghani offers talks with Taliban "without preconditions"

Afghanistan's Ghani offers talks with Taliban Ghani disclosed the framework at a regional conference in Kabul on bringing peace to his country. Kabul is hosting the second round of the peace conference at which representatives from 25 countries will discuss counter-terrorism and conflict resolution strategies. [Full Article...]

Iran Is Building Another Syrian Base to Target Israel

Iran Is Building Another Syrian Base to Target Israel Regardless of its primary motivation, the incident shows that Iran is increasingly emboldened and willing to use Syria as a base to challenge Israel directly. This would cause the maximum stress, suffering and dislocation possible in Israel. For many years, the Israeli strategists thought that the only existential threat that Israel would face was the prospect that the radical regime in Te... [Full Article...]

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes in protest at Israeli 'persecution'

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes in protest at Israeli 'persecution' Palestinan Christians hold up a cross and the key to Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tuesday evening in protest to the new Israeli tax-policey and proposed property law. The church closed for three days but announced that it will reopen its doors on 28 February following Israel's climbdown. Church leaders, in a joint statement , welcomed the dialogue. [Full Article...]

Charlotte Dawson tipped for Celebrity Big Brother 2018 summer line up

Charlotte Dawson tipped for Celebrity Big Brother 2018 summer line up The former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison was frank about her latest sojourn into politics. "And I don't believe that it can be resolved simply, and that was a part of the discussion, and that's why I was a bit emotional". [Full Article...]

Regina high school marks Pink Day with anti-bullying rally

Regina high school marks Pink Day with anti-bullying rally Education Minister Rob Fleming announced the fund Wednesday at the annual Pink Shirt Day ceremony at the B.C. legislature. "It's not something that just happens behind closed doors that you don't talk about", he said. "As adults we need to bolster our kids to take leadership, to take responsibility and be the agents of change". The day is being marked by schools throughout the Chico Unified Sc... [Full Article...]

Death Sentence: Pouille slams plans to change Davis Cup format

Death Sentence: Pouille slams plans to change Davis Cup format In what would be a radical change, the ITF plan to switch to an 18-team football World Cup-type format with the competition taking place in one location every November and they want the new format to be in place as early as next year. It's the ITF's "long-term goal" to turn the Fed Cup into a similar one-week event, News.com.au reports. Each tie would be best-of-three sets and consist of two singl... [Full Article...]

Slovakia: organized crime accused of involvement in journalist death

Slovakia: organized crime accused of involvement in journalist death Family members contacted the police after being unable to reach the pair. Gaspar said the killings "likely have something to do with his investigative activities". "I would never have believed that something like this could happen in Slovakia in 2018" Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who himself is Slovak, tweeted minutes after the news broke. [Full Article...]

Ben Carson's HUD Spent $31000 on Dining Room Set

Ben Carson's HUD Spent $31000 on Dining Room Set Foster, a former top H.U.D. official, who filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel saying she'd been transferred and demoted after pushing back on Candy's desire to circumvent the $5,000 cap-Candy was going to get her custom table, chairs, and hutch come hell or high water. [Full Article...]

Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor Admits He Altered Email From CNN

Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor Admits He Altered Email From CNN He was supposed to appear on CNN's gun-control town hall . Immediately, the takeaway for many conservative news outlets and pundits on Fox News appeared to be that CNN tried to alter Haab's question in an attempt to promote a gun-control agenda, something the emails show didn't happen. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Goes On Record Against 'Banning Guns For Law-Abiding Citizens'

Paul Ryan Goes On Record Against 'Banning Guns For Law-Abiding Citizens' One would allow teachers to carry firearms in the classroom and another would raise the minimum purchase age for military-style assault rifles from 18 to 21. He urged senators to move "immediately to pass Fix NICS and build from there". House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans would focus on law enforcement failures, not tighter gun control, in the wake of the latest mass shooting, which lef... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un used Brazilian passports to apply for Western visas

Kim Jong Un used Brazilian passports to apply for Western visas Four other senior Western European security sources confirmed the two Brazilian documents were used to apply for visas in at least two Western countries. He also visited Russian Federation in 2011 to meet then-President Dmitry Medvedev for unspecified talks and then died months later. Both 10-year passports carry a stamp saying "Embassy of Brazil in Prague" with a February 26, 1996, issue da... [Full Article...]

United Nations links North Korea to Syria's chemical weapon program

United Nations links North Korea to Syria's chemical weapon program While the report will not become public until mid-March, available details solidify what we already know about both North Korea and Syria: Both states are bent on maintaining their WMD programs, they flaunt global law to do so and they will use ties to illicit actors to accomplish their goals. [Full Article...]


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