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WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony
- February 11, 2018

They walked together behind a unified Korean flag, carried by North Korean hockey player Hwang Chung Gum and South Korean bobsled competitor Won Yun-jong. By weaving military threats in with a charm offensive, North Korea wants the worldwide community to acknowledge it as a nuclear power. The North Koreans - also including Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs - then ... (more...)
House passes bipartisan budget deal, ending government shutdown after 5 1/2 hours House passes bipartisan budget deal, ending government shutdown after 5 1/2 hours
- February 11, 2018

In floor speeches Thursday night, Paul lambasted his fellow Republicans for supporting a bill that will worsen the deficit. "I think this has been a very useful debate", Mr Paul said shortly before the vote. Relief from austerity-level budget caps and the threat of sequestration. Military and essential workers would remain on the job regardless. "OMB is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an agency official said in an email Thursday night. (more...)
Eye on polls, Modi suggests Tiffin pe Charcha Eye on polls, Modi suggests Tiffin pe Charcha
- February 11, 2018

In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the PM had held "chai pe charcha" events across the country. "He said the MPs need to see what schemes would interest whom and to carefully choose their topic in such gatherings", the source added. (more...)
Hearings begin in Waymo trade secrets case vs Uber Hearings begin in Waymo trade secrets case vs Uber
- February 11, 2018

The case has captivated observers and is considered to be the most consequential among a number of legal battles Uber is fighting. But in the past few years, competitors have been hiring former Google engineers for their own self-driving-car projects. (more...)
Russian plane shot down by rebels in Syria Russian plane shot down by rebels in Syria
- February 11, 2018

The Security Council meeting follows reports of another suspected chemical weapons attack in Idlib province on Sunday, in a rebel-held area in the northwest of the country. "The use of chemical weapons by all parties in Syria must unequivocally stop", it said. The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons. And accused the USA of a "propagandist campaign" and using the meeting to "slander" Russian Federation. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Lim Hyo-jun wins 1500m gold for hosts South Korea Winter Olympics: Lim Hyo-jun wins 1500m gold for hosts South Korea
- February 11, 2018

Lim was quick to get to the front and he avoided any drama to cross the line first in an Olympic record time of two minutes 10.485secs. He brought the first medal to the team of Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. His teammate Hwang Dae-heon fell during the final and couldn't finish the race and while Seo Yi-ra failed to advance to the final. The 19-year-old set a new Olympic record in her 500m heat to progress to next week's quarter-finals. (more...)
Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti
- February 11, 2018

Oxfam said it was "dismayed by what happened" and would fully cooperate with authorities. The charity said it launched an immediate investigation in 2011 which found a "culture of impunity" among some staff but has denied trying to cover up the scandal. (more...)
Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office
- February 11, 2018

President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked the president of Guatemala for supporting the USA decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , the White House said. But Dorsey said at a conference late past year that it's "not about the amount of time I spend at one thing but how I spend the time and what we're focused on". (more...)
Olympics: Lim wins S. Korea's 1st gold of the Pyeongchang Games Olympics: Lim wins S. Korea's 1st gold of the Pyeongchang Games
- February 11, 2018

Short-track speedskating is wildly popular in South Korea and the Olympic host country had reason to celebrate on the first night of racing. "Viktor told me that I could do this, I've had lots of advice from him", said Lim. 27-year-old Yelistratov for the first time in his career he earned an Olympic medal in the individual race. "I thank Victor for this win", said the 25-year-old. (more...)
United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming inter-Korean relations and pressed Moon against falling for the North's "smile diplomacy", greeted Kim Yong Nam. Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong, rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting and head of the North Korean delegation. (more...)
Home Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems Home Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems
- February 11, 2018

Other Republicans seem to be flat-out mortified by Nunes' shovel-ready infrastructure plan. Now, Democrats want to release their own 10-page counter memo . The dramatic fight over the release of these memos is the latest evidence of climbing tension within the House intel committee. Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall ... (more...)
President Trump Signs HISTORIC TWO-YEAR Budget Agreement President Trump Signs HISTORIC TWO-YEAR Budget Agreement
- February 11, 2018

The news comes after much early morning theatrics in the US Capitol building, which ended when lawmakers finally approved a two-year spending plan - a deal that appeased most Republicans and Democrats, but infuriated budget hawks. He has a lot of members of his own party in the House who are hard-liners. The House and Senate approved a bill to keep the government funded through March 23 , overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous ... (more...)
Donald Trump's sympathy for ex-aide accused of domestic abuse Donald Trump's sympathy for ex-aide accused of domestic abuse
- February 11, 2018

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. Yet another White House aide is stepping down. Folks, in the midst of the revelations about Rob Porter and domestic abuse, there's one crucial lesson that should not be lost: if anyone ever lays a hand on you, take a picture. (more...)
Top US railroad official resigns after moonlighting reports surface Top US railroad official resigns after moonlighting reports surface
- February 11, 2018

Hall has been on leave since early January, a DOT official said. Politico first reported Hall's departure and questions about his relationship with the outside firm he had started. Documents from the FRA have variously referred to Hall as "acting administrator ", "deputy administrator ", and sometimes both . In just the past two weeks, a train carrying House and Senate Republicans to their annual retreat struck a garbage truck, killing one person, and a train collision in SC killed two ... (more...)
At least 27 dead after bus crash on winding slope in Indonesia At least 27 dead after bus crash on winding slope in Indonesia
- February 11, 2018

The incident occurred in Cicenang village of Subang district. At least 27 people were killed and 16 injured in a bus accident carrying tourists in the subang area of the Indonesian island of Java. "At that time, the bus was traveling from Bandung to Subang; when it reached an uphill road, the bus lost control and overturned", Joni said in an interview to Metro TV . (more...)
North and South Korean athletes take selfies together at the Olympics North and South Korean athletes take selfies together at the Olympics
- February 11, 2018

The opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was briefly interrupted Friday, after security had to remove US President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from the stadium. They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other US officials have warned against. (more...)
First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life First Grade Teacher Fired for Marrying the Love of Her Life
- February 11, 2018

The Catholic school teacher, Jocelyn Morffi, posted photos her marriage last weekend to Facebook and was sacked from the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School on Thursday after returning to work the day before. In the contract are policies, procedures, teaching and the traditions of the Catholic church. Archbishop Thomas Wenski released a memo, following Florida's lift on same sex marriage in 2015, that placed emphasis on the city's policy. (more...)
Dustin Johnson, Beau Hossler tied for lead at Pebble Beach Dustin Johnson, Beau Hossler tied for lead at Pebble Beach
- February 11, 2018

Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri were in a three-way tie for third after posting matching 66s. A two-time victor of the PGA Tour event, Johnson started on the back nine and holed five birdies, before three in four helped him into the lead. (more...)
Man texts 'LOL' in group text as woman dies from overdose Man texts 'LOL' in group text as woman dies from overdose
- February 11, 2018

Alyssa's mum Gina Person said: "She was just an innocent 18-year-old girl, having fun, and (she) was taken advantage of". The late teen snorted a line of crushed Percocet pills and a "dab" of liquid THC given to her by Valera. The post gave the impression that she had run away from home, which she had a history of doing, according to court documents. He reportedly then went to his job at a Dairy Queen the next day, where he allegedly boasted of having sex with Alyssa. (more...)
North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea
- February 11, 2018

The delegation, which includes Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, is in South Korea for the Winter Olympics . While many focused on tyrant Kim Jong-un and the goose-stepping soldiers, others were drawn to several unusual missiles. "What the president said exactly is let's create the right circumstances to make it happen", Yoon said in a statement. Critics believe North Korea is trying to use the worldwide stage to gain sympathy and ease punishing economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure over ... (more...)

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