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Gov't: N. Korean Delegation of 280 Members to Arrive Wednesday

Gov't: N. Korean Delegation of 280 Members to Arrive Wednesday Other members of the White House delegation are yet to be official announced. Who is Kim Yong-nam? The pop diva and North Korean army colonel has also been romantically linked to Kim Jong Un. Kim's trip touched off immediate media speculation that direct contacts between Pyongyang and Washington may be possible during the Olympics, with the United States sending Vice President Mike Pence to th... [Full Article...]

IOC warns boxing could be expelled from Olympics

IOC warns boxing could be expelled from Olympics The International Olympic Committee (IOC ) has rejected a request to invite 15 Russian athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . However, of the 28, 13 have either retired from sport or are unavailable for another undisclosed reason, leaving only 15 still eligible to take part, according to a source close to the case. [Full Article...]

Opposition boycotts RS over differences with Chairman

Opposition boycotts RS over differences with Chairman Later an opposition party MP said members were agitated after the adjournment as they have a lot of issues to raise. Soon after the House was adjourned in the morning minutes after it convened for the day at 11 a.m., the Opposition leaders had a meeting and a decision for a "boycott" was taken. [Full Article...]

Health district offering flu shots February 10

Health district offering flu shots February 10 According to the Coastal Health District, there have been 51 confirmed flu-associated deaths in the state of Georgia - 11 of which are in the Coastal Empire. Pneumonia vaccine is also available for adults at the flu clinics; Pneumovax at a cost of $101 and Prevnar 13 at a cost of $185. Despite the concerns about the vaccine, Ferris highly recommends getting the vaccine. [Full Article...]

Amtrak Acela train uncouples north of Aberdeen

Amtrak Acela train uncouples north of Aberdeen Tuesday. An Amtrak spokeswoman said the 52 passengers aboard the train were transferred to a Northeast Regional Train . The Acela line is the high-speed business-class line serving the Northeast Corridor , the service's busiest stretch. [Full Article...]

US Senators Unveil Bipartisan Immigration Plan

US Senators Unveil Bipartisan Immigration Plan Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said it lacked sufficient border security provisions while Sen. "One of my favorite old Kentucky country sayings is 'there's no education in the second kick of a mule, ' and so I think there will be a new level of seriousness here trying to resolve these issues", McConnell told reporters at a Republican retreat at The Greenbrier resort. [Full Article...]

Brockton mother killed children during 'ritual incident,' prosecutor says

Brockton mother killed children during 'ritual incident,' prosecutor says Mayor Bill Carpenter's office sent out a robocall to members of the Brockton City Council on Monday afternoon confirming the stabbing deaths of two children in the city. Cruz said their mother "made statements that can be construed as admissions to this crime to the investigators". 'All crime scenes are grisly. But these victims were innocent children. [Full Article...]

Stocks plunge; Dow has biggest point loss in history

Stocks plunge; Dow has biggest point loss in history US stocks swooned Friday and Monday as investors anxious that accelerating inflation and higher interest rates could derail the market's record-setting rally. That's after it spiked by a record 116% on Monday, to the highest level in more than two years. "A very crowded trade, it just took a while to unwind that", said John Lynch, Chief Investment Strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North ... [Full Article...]

Russia tells planes in Syria to fly higher

Major Filipov stayed airborne long enough to report the hit to his command and then had to eject, landing in militant-held territory. It was also said that Turkey acted as a mediator in the operation to retrieve the pilot's body in Syria. [Full Article...]

Crisis-hit European Union pledges Balkan countries admission by 2025

Crisis-hit European Union pledges Balkan countries admission by 2025 Croatia is a symbol of what we can achieve if we act together in the EU, Juncker said, adding that the development of new member states must not be ignored. Juncker said that the bloc must help these countries to move toward accession. The strategy also foresees deeper European Union involvement in helping the Balkans modernise and align with the bloc in areas ranging from security and migration... [Full Article...]

Pressure mounts on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down

Pressure mounts on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down Zwelithini is the influential traditional head of South Africa's biggest ethnic group, with around 10 million first-language Zulu speakers out of a total population of around 55 million, but he holds no role in government. "We have now reached a point where South Africans can no longer wait for him to do so". The power struggle has rocked the ANC, the much-celebrated liberation party that led ... [Full Article...]

FBI special agent says he's leaving over political attacks against the bureau

FBI special agent says he's leaving over political attacks against the bureau After the House committee vote Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, said he believed the Democratic document would "help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo". Some Republican lawmakers have played down the significance of the memo and say the investigation by the special counsel, Robert Mueller , must continue. [Full Article...]

Snow shower hits London, brrrace for 'coldest week of the winter'

Snow shower hits London, brrrace for 'coldest week of the winter' Rain will extend eastwards to all parts on Monday night, turning to sleet and snow, with snow depositions likely over the midlands, north and east. The Met office said roads and railways could be affected, with longer travel times expected and a chance of ice on untreated roads and pavements. [Full Article...]

Uber and Google spinoff's epic court battle gets ugly

Uber and Google spinoff's epic court battle gets ugly Waymo also alleges that the company used Waymo's laser and radar technology called LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for developing the its own self-driving auto. Here's everything you need to know about one of the highest-profile clashes between tech rivals yet. A message from Levandowski to Kalanick shown in Waymo's opening statement. [Full Article...]

We will pardon suffragettes, Corbyn tells special shadow cabinet meeting

We will pardon suffragettes, Corbyn tells special shadow cabinet meeting But they still couldn't vote. 'Many of those women were treated appallingly by society and the state. In 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington vandalised windows in Dublin Castle in protest against women not having the right to vote. There were more than 1,300 suffragette arrests according to the England, Suffragettes Arrested, 1906-1914 collection. Female, ethnic minority and LGBT politicians... [Full Article...]

House Panel Gives Bannon Another Week to Comply with Subpoena

House Panel Gives Bannon Another Week to Comply with Subpoena Bannon left the White House in August. Bannon, in a January 16 appearance before the panel, refused to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration and during the transition because the White House may want claim executive privilege . [Full Article...]

In Trump's first year, America's trade deficit actually got worse

In Trump's first year, America's trade deficit actually got worse While Trump has spoken of trade deficits as a sign of economic weakness and unfair competition, economists argue that they result from American production falling below consumption levels. Record high imports from China helped drive the deficit higher. The U.S. imported numerous foreign-made goods in 2017, many of which were produced in China. [Full Article...]

2-year-old girl dies after she's found outside in freezing weather

2-year-old girl dies after she's found outside in freezing weather Wynter Parker , 2, was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The girl was found by her mother outside the building in Akron , and the woman then frantically called 911. The Akron Police Department told of the incident happening at the Willow Run Apartments on Doty Drive. Crystal Lucas, a neighbor who spoke with KTRK , said she is devastated by the news and wants to know how the toddler ... [Full Article...]

4-magnitude quake strikes Taiwan, trapping people beneath rubble

4-magnitude quake strikes Taiwan, trapping people beneath rubble Emergency services are at the scene of a partially collapsed hotel where people are said to be buried. Reports continue to come in of other damage registered to buildings and infrastructure. The Hualien Shangxiao Road Community Apartment suffered severe damage and was tilted 45 degrees, the first and second floors nearly completely crushed, Taiwan News reported. [Full Article...]

Forecast: Snow likely early and late this week

Forecast: Snow likely early and late this week Lined up behind that is yet another weather system forecast to add another 1 to 2 inches in the Decatur area late Tuesday afternoon. About 1 inch of blowing snow coupled with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour were causing hazards on Illinois Valley roadways at about 2 p.m. [Full Article...]


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