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U.S. imposes new sanctions on alleged LeT members


The Treasury Department designated the men as "global terrorists" for their connections to Lashkar-e-Taiba and other groups. Due to the designation as "global terrorists" all the property and interests in property of the 3 subject to United States jurisdiction are blocked, as well as any transaction with any U.S. Read More »

Ashley Graham enlists her mom for swimsuit campaign


Supermodel Ashley Graham has teamed up with her stunning mother for a new Swimsuits for All campaign. Ashley Graham's newest model is...drumroll please...her mom. "When they came to me with the [concept, ] I was like, 'That is such a good idea, don't even ask her-I'm going to tell her!" The 13-piece Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All collection ranges from $102-$108. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister set to make appearance at Pyeongchang Olympics


Kim Yo Jong , believed to be around 30, would be the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean War. As Team USA gears up to march during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9, a recent poll found that 60 percent of Americans are concerned for the safety of American athletes while they compete in South Korea. Read More »

United States branch of Dutch Rabobank to pay big for drug money laundering


The bank will have to pay a fine of $368.7 million, the largest financial penalty in the Southern District of California court area. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill Burkhardt did not provide details during a brief hearing, but Rabobank said last month that the subsidiary would likely acknowledge that employees hid information from regulators almost five years ago. Read More »

Israeli settler stabbed to death in illegal West Bank settlement


Peace Now, an anti-occupation group, condemned the decision to legalize the outpost as contrary to establishing peace between Israelis and Palestinians. There were no casualties among the Israeli forces. He was found to be carrying an M-16 assault rifle and a bag filled with explosive charges. The terrorist who was in charge of the cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach last month was eliminated on Tuesday morning, the Shin Bet has announced. Read More »

Charges laid in fatal highway crash west of Toronto, provincial police say


OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says a man from Mississauga, Ont., turned himself in to police and was charged today with four criminal counts, including risky driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. Wood described her cousin as "loving" and "grateful for everything she had in life". "She made an impact on this world and we have lost her". "And now she's gone". Read More »

Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown

Congress is risking another federal government shutdown as House Republicans on Tuesday approved a temporary bill loaded with extra military spending that will nearly certainly face a filibuster from Democrats - and some Republicans - in the Senate . Read More »

How to sound like an expert in obscure Winter Olympics sports


Meanwhile, North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S. officials during the Games, Reuters reports, citing state media - "dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense stand-off" over nuclear weapons. "Our administration re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terror", Pence said. He said the committee made a decision to approve the exemption in accordance with the provision in the latest North Korea sanctions resolution in December allowing case-by-case exemptions. Read More »

South Korea dog meat restaurants refuse to stop serving during Winter Olympics


Kim Yo-Jong would be the first member of the Kim family, born on the sacred Mount Paektu, which is a centrepiece of the North's idolisation and propaganda campaign, to cross the border to the South. "Let's go to Mount Kumgang!", referring to the closed inter-Korean industrial zone and a failed inter-Korean tourist project that sits just inside North Korea. Read More »

Barclays Raises Cairn Energy (CNE) Price Target to GBX 280

It offers heavy construction and industrial equipment for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The stock decreased 1.11% or GBX 5.27 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 469.73. The stock of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 24 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, January 6. Read More »

Venezuela to hold presidential vote on April 22 after talks fail


Venezuela on Wednesday set a presidential election for April 22 after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, setting the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. Among its demands made public Wednesday, the opposition wants the United Nations to observe the election and the government to guarantee that millions of Venezuelans living overseas could cast their vote. Read More »

Erdogan, Putin agree to hold next Syria summit in Istanbul


The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said the Khusham area, near one of the province's largest oil fields, saw intense clashes with heavy weaponry late Wednesday between pro-government forces and the SDF. "If access was granted, three convoys could be dispatched each week, reaching over 700,000 people in these areas in two months", the United Nations said. Read More »

House GOP works to avert shutdown

When the agreement between McConnell and Schumer was announced , House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi neared a four-hour mark for a filibuster opposing the deal over its lack of protection for DACA recipients. "We are painstakingly, step-by-step, implementing this agenda", Mr. Ryan said. "Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this Bill! ". Read More »

Thursday weather: Patches of morning fog, then mostly cloudy


New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Some limited lake snow will develop Wednesday night south and southeast of Lake Ontario as colder air blows in on a northwest wind . Thursday Sunny, with a high near 53. Low around 11. Light east wind . Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Friday Night: Showers. Low around 46. Read More »

Faith is "central to American life and liberty"


At the 66th annual breakfast, Mr. Trump said that America is a "nation of believers" and that the country is "strengthened by the power of prayer". Trump said: 'As the Bible tells us, we are God's handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do good works. Read More »

Russia, Turkey record 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria in 1 day


Paulo Pinheiro described the government's siege and indiscriminate bombardment of eastern Ghouta as "international crimes". The lead investigator of a United Nations -mandated Commission of Inquiry on Syria said his team was looking into the reports that bombs allegedly containing weaponized chlorine were used on two recent occasions in the town of Saraqeb, in Idlib , and Douma, in eastern Ghouta . Read More »

'Visa liberalization to accelerate Turkey-EU relations'


As part of a controversial agreement signed in March 2016, the European Union offered Ankara billions of euros and visa liberalisation in exchange for Turkey stemming the flow of migrants after Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II. Read More »

Schmidt Rings The Changes For Saturday's Clash With Italy


Ireland show just four changes in all from their last-gasp victory at the Stade de France, with head coach Schmidt putting victory before experimentation to tee up a genuine title charge. That's what you're always balancing. Stander, the Munster No 8, makes way for Conan, although it is clear that Schmidt's thinking is based on a long-term strategy. Read More »

Government faces second shutdown

Spending for non-defense programs would increase $63 billion this year and $68 billion next year. The deal would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 years, four more than the extension Congress just enacted. Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the pact a genuine breakthrough. The Senate will vote first after its leaders agreed Wednesday on a bipartisan deal that does not include addressing contentious immigration topics. Read More »

Kim Jong Un watches parade of North Korean tanks, missiles and troops


South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet members of North Korea's Olympics delegation on Saturday, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, the Blue House said on Thursday. Pence began his trip with a visit to Alaska, where he received a briefing on the U.S. missile defense system with U.S. Northern Command and highlighted the upcoming deployment of an additional 20 ground-based interceptors that will be ready to respond to a North Korean launch. Read More »

What happened? Super Bowl broadcast goes to black during second quarter break

Despite the mishap, NBC said that Super Bowl 52's 47.4/70 overnight rating/share ranks ninth among all Super Bowls and is the third best of the 19 Super Bowls NBC has televised. Many speculated that NBC had accidentally skipped an advertisement. It was the fewest number of viewers in nine years when 97.3 million watched the big game in 2009, reports Deadline. Read More »

Israeli Minister Holds Iran Responsible for Syria, Lebanon Strikes


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the deaths, which it said raised the number of people killed in the area since January 29 to 384, including 94 children. "The parties to this conflict are failing in their obligations under worldwide humanitarian law, including their absolute obligation to refrain from attacks against medical facilities and personnel", Mr. Read More »

Florida boy gets trapped inside arcade claw machine


The fire department said the event was "unexpected", but that the opportunity to "help people in their time of need [is] what draws people to public safety". After he checked out the situation, he soon was joined by Engine 10, from fire rescue Station 10, less than a mile away. With minimal damage done to the machine, the EMS was able to free Mason, unharmed. Read More »

Sexual assault reports at West Point almost doubled in previous year


The annual report said 50 cases of sexual assault had been reported at the elite U.S. Army academy during the 2016-2017 academic year, almost double the number from the previous school year. The full report goes on to say there has been an increased rate of unwanted sexual contact at all three military service academies during that year. Read More »

Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea


Even the USA delegation attending the Games is meant to reinforce the message. The U.S. delegation will be led by Vice President Pence . Pence's personal guest at the games will be Fred Warmbier , the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died previous year days after his release from captivity in North Korea. Read More »

Pence says United States to announce new sanctions on North Korea before Olympics


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States wants to peacefully dismantle North Korea's nuclear program but warned Pyongyang not to underestimate U.S. Kim Yo Jong is not only the leader's sister, but a senior official at the ruling Workers' Party, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Seoul needed until the last minute to persuade Washington to consider the flight an exception to sanctions announced by President Donald Trump's administration in ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi slams govt secrecy over Rafale deal


The opposition demanded earlier this week to know the details of the Rafale deal. "Provision of exact item-wise cost and other info will reveal, inter alia, details regarding various customisations and weapons systems specially created to augment effectiveness and lethality of assets, impact our military preparedness and compromise our national security", said the statement. Read More »

Korea without border: Olympics cheer leads to rise in tourists along divide


Exemptions to global sanctions imposed on North Korea will be temporary and only during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics , the foreign ministry said Thursday . The 22-member delegation will be headed by the communist state's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam. But Washington will not let North Korean propaganda "hijack" the Olympics, he said in Tokyo Wednesday. Read More »

South African President Jacob Zuma's power exit appears to be closer


Ramaphosa said he is talking to his boss about "the transition and matters relating to his position as the President of the Republic". A special meeting of the ANC's National Executive Committee on Wednesday was postponed yesterday to allow Zuma and Ramaphosa to settle discussions and report back to the ANC and the country in the coming days. Read More »

ICC to mount 'preliminary examination' of war on drugs EJKs - Palace


Alan Peter Cayetano, National Bureau of Investigation director Dante Gierran, and Solicitor General Jose Calida. "The President has said that if need be, he will argue his case personally before the International Criminal Court", Roque said at a Palace briefing, noting that he had a two-hour discussion with Duterte about the matter on Wednesday night. Read More »

White House Senior Staffer Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations


Porter issued a strong statement denying the allegations. Moments after he announced that he would step down, Prorter said the claims made against him by his two ex-wives "are simply false". But by Wednesday evening, Kelly issued a new statement. "I am proud to serve alongside him". The accusations against Porter were a surprise to many at the White House, who have seen the lanky aide as a mild-mannered, easy-going adviser. Read More »