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North Korea is hosting first K-Pop shows since 2005

North Korea is hosting first K-Pop shows since 2005 Senior North Korean diplomat Choe Kang Il, who handles North American affairs in Pyongyang , arrived in Helsinki on Sunday for talks with South Korean security experts. "We have massive staff which is good at handling the logistics, providing any policy support that the White House should need, providing staff members, providing guidance, translation services - all the things that you would expec... [Full Article...]

Palestinian Prez Abbas attacks US envoy to Israel

Palestinian Prez Abbas attacks US envoy to Israel In January, Abbas railed against the White House, cursing Trump, saying, "May God demolish your house". The clubs also warned the sportswear company that the United Nations has labeled Israeli Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem a violation of worldwide law and that its sponsorship of the IFA "may expose it to consumer-led boycott campaigns". [Full Article...]

Russia's anti-doping delays frustrate WADA

Russia's anti-doping delays frustrate WADA Russian Federation has refused to formally accept the findings of WADA-appointed investigator Richard McLaren, who detailed the doping program and state-orchestrated coverups, nor allow access to potentially tainted samples stored in the Moscow laboratory central to the conspiracy. [Full Article...]

Scores killed in strikes on Damascus, Douma

Scores killed in strikes on Damascus, Douma The TV network did not identify the woman or the child. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday put the death toll from the attack in Kashkol neighborhood even higher, at 43, including 11 pro-government fighters. [Full Article...]

European Union conditionally approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto

European Union conditionally approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto The European Commission initially held concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits. The EU has won several concessions from Bayer including the announced sale in October by Bayer of parts of its agrochemical business to German rival BASF . [Full Article...]

Tear gas halts Kosovo parliament vote on border deal

Tear gas halts Kosovo parliament vote on border deal The opposition party, now divided in two groups because of internal frictions, has used tear gas and similar tactics to disrupt parliament over the past three years. EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy Johannes Hahn wrote on on Twitter that he strongly condemns the use of teargas in the Kosovo Assembly. [Full Article...]

YouTuber guilty of hate crime for teaching dog Nazi salute

YouTuber guilty of hate crime for teaching dog Nazi salute The video was entitled "M8 Yur Dug's a Nazi" and the dog, named Buddha belongs to the man's girlfriend, according to the Daily Record . "I think it is a very, very dark day in terms of freedom of speech and freedom of expression". As of the time of writing, the video is still available in the United States, though YouTube has put it in a "limited state", meaning that comments, ratings, and ... [Full Article...]

Congress posing threat to democracy by aligning with Cambridge Analytica, says BJP

Congress posing threat to democracy by aligning with Cambridge Analytica, says BJP As reported in Guardian Observer and New York Times, Facebook profiles of almost 5 crore people were illegally used by the political firm and it helped to create models and algorithms to successfully target swing voters with false news and political advertisements. [Full Article...]

Petrol bomb thrown at BJP leader's auto in Coimbatore

Petrol bomb thrown at BJP leader's auto in Coimbatore As per police reports, miscreants initially poured fuel on the vehicle parked at the porch of the house and later threw a projectile. Police also cordoned off the area after the incident and deployed forces. None was injured and only a auto parked in the house suffered damage in the attack, they added. Following the incident, Nandakumar's mother woke up and informed to him. [Full Article...]

Rauner wins Republican primary, will focus efforts on November

Rauner wins Republican primary, will focus efforts on November Pritzker and his Lieutenant Governor pick Juliana Stratton arrive during his primary election night victory speech on March 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. "He's done the best job he could", said Haley, 58. "I have heard you". Meanwhile, it's worth noting that the race for governor was not the only one on the primary ballot. [Full Article...]

UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook

UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Facebook's share price has declined more than 10 percent in the first two trading days since The New York Times reported Saturday that Cambridge Analytica had harvested information from 50 million Facebook accounts without users' permission and then misused it for political ads during the 2016 USA presidential election. [Full Article...]

Ryan hoping for Thursday vote on spending bill

Ryan hoping for Thursday vote on spending bill That would give lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate , both of which are controlled by Republicans, little time to study, debate and then pass the massive legislation before Friday's deadline. Negotiators rejected Trump's plans to hire hundreds of new Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents, congressional aides said. One of the most contentious fights has raged betwee... [Full Article...]

Settlement and write-down drag Fonterra to a $348m loss

Settlement and write-down drag Fonterra to a $348m loss Board chairman John Wilson praised Spierings for his "extraordinary" contribution to the cooperative and said Fonterra had begun its search for a successor in November a year ago - the company is now shortlisting candidates. "The recovery of the value of this investment is the No 1 immediate priority for me and the senior management team", he says. "While the global supply and demand picture rem... [Full Article...]

All applicants will get fair, equal opportunity in Rlys: Goyal

All applicants will get fair, equal opportunity in Rlys: Goyal Making a statement in the house, Fadnavis said railways have increased the reservation for apprentices from 10 per cent to 20 per cent. "Railway administration has initiated talks with the protesters and a solution would be arrived at", he said. [Full Article...]

Raj Babbar has not resigned as party's UP chief: Congress

Raj Babbar has not resigned as party's UP chief: Congress Gandhi's speech stressed on infusing young blood into the grand old party, which had also resulted in Shantaram Naik resigning as the Goa Congress chief Monday. "I was given responsibility but I could not fulfil it, I accept it", the senior Congress leader had said. Every vice president has to take care of his work area. [Full Article...]

Delhi Student, 15, Hangs Self. Parents Say 2 Teachers Sexually Harassed Her

Delhi Student, 15, Hangs Self. Parents Say 2 Teachers Sexually Harassed Her The victim's father has alleged that the girl's social studies teachers failed her in the examination deliberately and also harassed her physically. A case has been registered against a school principal and two teachers here in connection with the alleged suicide of a class IX student. A doctor from Kailash Hospital said the cause of death will be known only after the post-mortem is completed,... [Full Article...]

26 killed, 18 injured in explosion in Kabul - Afghan Interior Minister

26 killed, 18 injured in explosion in Kabul - Afghan Interior Minister There were fears the figure could rise, however, with the health ministry giving a higher toll of 29 people killed and 52 wounded. The attack took place near Kabul University and a government hospital, around one kilometer (mile) away from the Sakhi shrine, where people were gathered to celebrate the new year, said Gen. [Full Article...]

Jayalalithaa denied from going to Hospital, regained consciousness in Ambulance

Jayalalithaa denied from going to Hospital, regained consciousness in Ambulance Sasikala said that Jayalalithaa was unwell and called for help when she was in the bathroom on the first floor of her Poes Garden residence. March 20: Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munerta Kazhagam ( AIADMK ) leader VK Sasikala has been granted 15-day bail to attend her husband's last rites. [Full Article...]

Wednesday update on snow total forecasts, timing for unsafe storm

A weak area of low pressure is expected to move south of the region Sunday but at this time, just an isolated rain or snow shower is possible mainly across southern areas first thing Sunday morning. For example, the further southeast you are, the better your chances. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend... It's a tricky one. Migratory birds such as the Blue-headed Vireo head south f... [Full Article...]

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, who worship Hindu deity Shiva as their universal god, are the largest community (17 per cent) in the state, whose votes could influence the outcome of the state assembly election in April-May. "Lingayat is a part of Hinduism". The minister's remarks came a day after the Karnataka Cabinet made a decision to recommend to the Centre grant of religious minority s... [Full Article...]


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