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Pence talks missile defense, North Korea with Alaska reporters

Mr Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday, made the announcement in Japan on Wednesday after meetings prime minister Shinzo Abe. He met Mr Abe at his official residence to discuss increasing pressure on the North. "We'll be there to cheer our athletes, but we'll also be there to stand with our allies and remind the world that North Korea is the m... [Full Article...]

Seven injured in hot air balloon accident in Victoria's Yarra Valley

Seven injured in hot air balloon accident in Victoria's Yarra Valley Injuries are not yet known, but five ambulances are on the scene. Ms Hamer said hot air balloons were common in the area but said conditions were quite windy on Thursday morning. "The (two) balloons were getting closer to the ground", he said. Several people were thrown from the basket of the balloon hit the ground about 7.20am on Thursday, and 16 passengers were assessed by paramedics. [Full Article...]

S.Africa put unchanged India in to bat in third ODI

S.Africa put unchanged India in to bat in third ODI Virat Kohli and brigade have taken a 2-0 lead in the series winning the first two matches comprehensively against the hosts. 138 - Kohli's previous-highest score in the first innings of an ODI was his 138 against South Africa in Chennai in 2015 before his 160* in the third ODI. [Full Article...]

North Korea says USA is considering attacking them

North Korea says USA is considering attacking them North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of seeking to aggravate the situation on the divided Korean peninsula by "deploying large nuclear assets" nearby and laying the groundwork for a possible pre-emptive strike. He added that these three nations were also developing increasingly sophisticated nuclear weapon systems technology which presented a threat to the community of nations. [Full Article...]

Richard Pryor's Widow Confirms He Slept With Marlon Brando

Richard Pryor's Widow Confirms He Slept With Marlon Brando Richard Pryor's widow, Jennifer , confirmed to TMZ that her husband did in fact sleep with Mr. Brando, and that if he were alive today, he would probably get a kick out of Jones's gossiping. She insisted her late husband would have no shame in Quincy's revelation and would find it very amusing, adding he was always very open about his sexuality with his friends. [Full Article...]

ACA enrollment reaches 11.8 million for 2018

ACA enrollment reaches 11.8 million for 2018 Sixteen states increased their enrollment from past year, according to AP's analysis. However, 423,484 of those consumers were new enrollees, which is up three percent from previous year. Elected officials in Minnesota developed their own reinsurance system to help control premiums this year. "This shows that consumers really want and need coverage", said Trish Riley, executive director of t... [Full Article...]

UN To Probe Syria Gas Attacks But What About Past Ones?

UN To Probe Syria Gas Attacks But What About Past Ones? The eastern Ghouta region, just east of the capital of Damascus, is home to almost 400,000 people trapped by the violence and a tightening siege. Meanwhile, commenting on whether there are negotiations with US authorities on evacuating YPG elements or locals from Afrin , Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Tuesday in an interview with TGRT Haber that the USA has no military presence in A... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympic officials left scrambling as norovirus outbreak hits Pyeongchang games

Winter Olympic officials left scrambling as norovirus outbreak hits Pyeongchang games But US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rebuffed suggestions that the odds of war with North Korea had risen under Trump's presidency, insisting the focus was resolutely on diplomacy. Pence has voiced scepticism that the North Korea will use the Games for crude propaganda. "We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and t... [Full Article...]

Russians Successfully Hacked US Voter Systems Before 2016 Election, Top Official Says

Russians Successfully Hacked US Voter Systems Before 2016 Election, Top Official Says Jeanette Manfra, the DHS's head of cybersecurity, said that details still remain classified, but told NBC "We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated". Homeland Security formally notified election officials in the states that were targeted. But Manfra told The Hill in a recent interview that she is unaware of any credible... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency

United Nations chief asks Maldives gov't to lift state of emergency India said it was "disturbed" by the developments. According to a leading daily, sources in New Delhi said, "They want us to send warships and put boots on the ground, but we don't want to be drawn into sending the military to sort out a political mess there". [Full Article...]

Six arrested after student unrest at UMass-Amherst following Super Bowl

Six arrested after student unrest at UMass-Amherst following Super Bowl Thousands took to the southwest plaza of the UMass-Amherst campus after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Fights quickly broke out, and the crowd began throwing objects and setting off smoke bombs and firecrackers, prompting police to use pepper spray to clear the area, Blaguszewski said. [Full Article...]

Tennessee sheriff boasts about fatal shooting he ordered: 'I love this s---'

Tennessee sheriff boasts about fatal shooting he ordered: 'I love this s---' However, a body cam video has prompted Robyn Dial, wife of the late Mr. Dial, to file a federal lawsuit alleging that excessive force was used in the death of her husband, who was not armed at the time he was shot. When the vehicle was driven off the highway into a ditch, deputy Adam West followed the order and fired nine shots at Mr Dial. Sparta police officer Charlie Sims also fired about five... [Full Article...]

Espanyol striker Sergio Garcia denies allegations of racially abusing Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti

Espanyol striker Sergio Garcia denies allegations of racially abusing Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti The Spain worldwide put his finger to his lips in a "shushing" gesture aimed at the home crowd after heading in an 82nd minute equaliser against Barca's Catalan rivals, to which the home fans reacted furiously. Spanish media said Barca defender Gerard Pique had to separate a furious Umtiti from Garcia, who later came to the Barcelona dressing-room to make peace with his opponent. [Full Article...]

European Union to meet Turkey March 26 to discuss relations

European Union to meet Turkey March 26 to discuss relations Earlier on Wednesday, Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said Ankara had finalized these draft documents and would be submitting them soon. Turkish presidential spokesperson said visa liberalization with the European Union in 2018 will boost the country's relations with the EU states. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan becomes main theatre of operations for US Air Force

Afghanistan becomes main theatre of operations for US Air Force The United States has launched a new air campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan, dropping a record number of precision guided bombs on their targets over the past 24 hours, the USA military announced on Tuesday. "The Taliban have nowhere to hide", said General John Nicholson, commander of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan. "The Taliban have nowhere to hide", G... [Full Article...]

Led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria

Led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria The SDF cited a statement from the USA coalition which said "we (the USA coalition) have responded to the unjustified attack by pro-Syrian government forces on our partners of SDF". The attack took place in the Middle Euphrates River Valley eight kilometers east of a negotiated "de-confliction line" meant to separate Russian-allied regime forces and USA -allied resistance fighters, according to Ce... [Full Article...]

Could Christian Louboutin's Red Sole Trademark Be Invalid?

Could Christian Louboutin's Red Sole Trademark Be Invalid? Szpunar , Advocate General, which is seen to impact our trademark adversely". Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his second opinion on the case Tuesday, focusing on European Union law that says a trademark can be refused or invalidated "where its characteristics give substantial value to the goods". [Full Article...]

5 numbers to prove the GOP is sticking by Trump on Russia

5 numbers to prove the GOP is sticking by Trump on Russia New developments are surfacing in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe almost every day, but new poll numbers are showing Republican voters aren't all that concerned. And 75 percent say their financial situation is "excellent" or "good". While the president is only -3 points underwater on favorably/unfavorable, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is down -21 (23-44), House Speaker Pa... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sends North Korean 'slave' labourers home

Tass , a news outlet aligned with the Kremlin, quoted the Russian Ambassador to North Korea, Alexander Matsegora, as saying the deportations are underway. Under the resolution of December 2017, all North Korean workers in foreign countries are in principle to be repatriated within 2 years. Matsegora said some 35,000 North Koreans work in the construction, farm, forestry, and fishery sectors in ... [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Recent Stock Market Sell-Off a 'Big Mistake'

The Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its steepest ever one-day point drop, wiping 4.6 per cent off the value of America's 30 largest companies to finish at 24,345.75, havingat one point plummeted almost 1,600 points to a low of 23,923.88. [Full Article...]


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