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North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon
- February 11, 2018

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. "And so when you put it that way they're not really participating in the Olympics". Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test past year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States. (more...)
Jerusalem recognition was likely most memorable event of first year in office Jerusalem recognition was likely most memorable event of first year in office
- February 11, 2018

Israel Haiom has consistently supported Trump's bid to the American Presidency ahead of the November 2016 elections, and was the first Israeli newspaper to secure an interview after the vote. "They were under tremendous pressure not to do so", said Trump. Asked what he meant by this, Trump told the paper: "I wanted to make clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel". (more...)
Turkey has deadliest day in Syria Turkey has deadliest day in Syria
- February 11, 2018

The seven-year war in Syria has killed more than 350,000 people, according to the United Nations' estimates. The helicopter is reported to have crashed in the Turkish Hatay Province on the border with Syria's Afrin region where Ankara is conducting Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces. (more...)
Tip Debuts An Unreleased Song Featuring Kendrick Lamar On Beats 1 Radio Tip Debuts An Unreleased Song Featuring Kendrick Lamar On Beats 1 Radio
- February 11, 2018

He later adds, "Never seen a stop singe or a stop light / I wanna see what living on the top like / You wanna see what living on the top like". Elsewhere on the song, the Houston rapper comes through with some Auto-Tune vocals for his verse, where he gives a shout out to the late Pimp C, and uses a metaphor with Iggy Azalea. (more...)
Second Trump admin official resigns after allegations of domestic abuse Second Trump admin official resigns after allegations of domestic abuse
- February 11, 2018

Porter had been operating without top security clearance, but had access to classified material, since he joined the White House in January 2017, because the Federal Bureau of Investigation had learned of credible allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (more...)
United States drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan United States drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan
- February 11, 2018

They said the target of Thursday's strike was the Haqqani network. The two-day meeting was a follow-up of discussions on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) - a joint action plan for cooperation in the areas of counter-terrorism and reduction of violence, peace and reconciliation, Afghan refugees' repatriation and joint economic development. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks
- February 11, 2018

The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong. The stage invasion came just after North and South Korea marched together into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag in a rare show of unity after the tensions of previous months - meaning the stunt could have been politically motivated, Agence France Presse reported . (more...)
Canada's most daring ice dancers cutting 'risque' move from Winter Olympics routine Canada's most daring ice dancers cutting 'risque' move from Winter Olympics routine
- February 11, 2018

Canada now sits first in the team event after Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford put in a strong performance in the pairs short program on Friday in Pyeongchang. It sure would be extra nice for Patrick Chan, one of the most accomplished figure skaters in history, the three-time world champion who is missing only Olympic gold from his extensive hardware collection, after winning silver in Sochi. (more...)
Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics
- February 11, 2018

At Friday's opening ceremony, for example, Moon shook hands with Jong, as Pence, sitting merely feet away, looked stone faced, never acknowledging the North Korean delegation. American officials attempted to paint a rosier picture of Friday's ceremony as showing solidarity among allies. Pence and Moon took two very different diplomatic approaches to the North Korean delegation's attendance at the games in Pyeongchang. (more...)
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (CTB) Shares Bought by Foundry Partners LLC
- February 11, 2018

The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, September 15. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, March 23 by FBR Capital. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 29th. (more...)
Saudi cleric: Saudi cleric: "women shouldn't wear abaya"
- February 11, 2018

The government, however, has not yet said whether it is planning to change the law. The move comes amid reform attempts - including greater freedoms for women - being led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Open abayas over long skirts or jeans is also a trend that is becoming common in some parts of the Kingdom. Sheikh Al-Mutlaq was sharing his opinion and not issuing any kind of fatwa but his thoughts were seen as a sign of a major change in attitude toward conservative dressing of ... (more...)
Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo
- February 11, 2018

Swalwell, who has represented a Northern California congressional district since 2013, called the decision by Nunes and the Republicans on the committee to release the memo "poisonous" to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, adding that Democrats deserve to release their rebuttal memo in response to the GOP's. (more...)
Joint Korean Women's Hockey Team Competes for First Time in Olympic History Joint Korean Women's Hockey Team Competes for First Time in Olympic History
- February 11, 2018

If that happens, then the U.S. might lose its seat in any future talks to end North Korea's nuclear program - and it might harm relations with a staunch ally in the process. 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...)
Hess Midstream Partners (HESM) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy
- February 11, 2018

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company decreased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 0.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Veritable L.P. now owns 5,680 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $424,000 after purchasing an additional 269 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week 230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week
- February 11, 2018

Three died of wounds suffered on Wednesday. The Save the Children charity said children in the area were being "starved, bombed and trapped". Moayad al-Hafi, a rescue worker, said his team was hit in a double-tap strike as they were pulling bodies out in Jisreen, which is near Erbin. (more...)
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) EPS Estimated At $0.75
- February 11, 2018

The stock increased 2.24% or $3.64 during the last trading session, reaching $165.87. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.43, for a total transaction of $40,430.00. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.47% negative EPS growth. Press coverage about Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. (more...)
Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies
- February 11, 2018

Jehangir was born on Jan 27 in 1952. Known for her bold stance Asma was the country's symbol of resistance and human rights activist who spoke against military dictators and abusers of law for the past five decades. Her various awards include Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She is survived by two daughters and a son. She was also awarded a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights and an ... (more...)
Turkish General Staff Reports Seven Soldiers Killed During Afrin Operation Turkish General Staff Reports Seven Soldiers Killed During Afrin Operation
- February 11, 2018

Eastern Ghouta is meant to be part of the "de-escalation zones" declared last year as part of an worldwide effort to reduce bloodshed in the almost seven-year-old civil war. "The main components of the Turkish-backed groups are Jabhat al-Nusra al-Qaeda's Syrian branch which rebranded itself as Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, senior Afghan [Taliban] members, and Turkistan Islamic Party from China's Turkic Uyghurs", Hasaka said. (more...)
Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin
- February 11, 2018

However, in a posting on Twitter, Mustefa Bali, spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by the YPG, said a helicopter had been hit in the Rajo area of northwest Afrin. "We will have losses, but we will cause the other side to have losses as well", he said in a televised speech, vowing to make the perpetrators pay "a much heavier price". (more...)
Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria
- February 11, 2018

However, neither Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies nor the Syrian government's main ally, Russia, has taken direct action against Turkey for the attacks on Syrian soil. Bombing raids continued on Friday morning, leaving at least another six civilians dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights . France and 1the United Nations have repeatedly called in past months for the opening of aid corridors to alleviate Syria's humanitarian crisis. (more...)

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