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Harvard's new president tasked with fending off doubt on higher education

Harvard's new president tasked with fending off doubt on higher education Smith, University Provost Alan M. Garber '76, and Government Professor Danielle S. Allen as probable internal candidates. Bacow will formally begin his duties as University president on July 1, 2018. The appointment concludes a search that started past year, when Faust, the first woman to serve as the school's president, announced her decision to step down. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi In Oman Highlights: PM Visits Temple, Grand Mosque In Muscat

Narendra Modi In Oman Highlights: PM Visits Temple, Grand Mosque In Muscat The power the community wielded in Muscat , said to be the first home for Gujarati traders away from the subcontinent. can be seen through the various temples and shrines that have come up in Oman's capital since the 16th century. There are vast possibilities for closer economic cooperation between India and Oman. Modi and the two leaders exchanged views on intensifying ties in the areas of e... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President to Pyongyang

Both of the high-ranking North Korean officials met and shook hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who was seated directly in front of the North's delegation. The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong. Now, South Korea's allies must decide whether to stand back and allow Moon to pursue his policies of reconciliation, or put ... [Full Article...]

In Interview, Trump Casts Doubt on Palestinians' Desire to Make Peace

In Interview, Trump Casts Doubt on Palestinians' Desire to Make Peace President Mahmoud Abbas bestowed the honour after the conclusion of the bilateral meeting here. But the PA envoy to Moscow, Abd al Hafiz Nofal, was quoted on Sunday as saying that the Palestinian goal was not to completely exclude the United States from any Israeli-Palestinian peace process. [Full Article...]

Africa's first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize

Africa's first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize Nobel Peace Prize laureate Johnson-Sirleaf became president in 2006, three years after the second civil war had ended, and was re-elected for a second term in 2011. The Ibrahim Prize is a $5 million award paid over 10 years and $200,000 annually for life thereafter. It added that Liberia was the only country out of 54 to improve in every category and sub-category of the Ibrahim Index of African ... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe turn tables on Afghanistan to record massive win

Zimbabwe turn tables on Afghanistan to record massive win In just over 10 overs of their chase, Afghanistan lost half their side for 36 on the board with Chatara accounting for three of the first five wickets. There was little possibility for them to emerge out of such rut but the centurion from the first game - Rahmat Shah, combining with Mohammad Nabi didn't shy away from giving it a shot. [Full Article...]

'We may be on track to beat some recent records'

'We may be on track to beat some recent records' Flu-related hospitalizations rose to about 60 people out of every 100,000 in the fifth week of 2018, the CDC said Friday in its weekly surveillance report . The number of people hospitalized for flu-like illnesses is the highest the CDC has seen since starting its current tracking system in 2010. "We recognize that this issue is personal to so many families and that there is a lot of fear and a... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang Miniature versions of that carried by North Korean ice hockey player Chung Gum Hwang and South Korean bobsledder Won Yun-jong during the moving opening ceremony the day before. North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold. The North Korean delegates later Saturday may attend the debut of the first-ever inter-Kor... [Full Article...]

North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA

North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA He also called on the North to resume dialogue with the United States, but the behavior of the North Koreans and the Americans toward each other at the Olympics opening ceremony Friday in Pyeongchang illustrated the difficulties that lie ahead. [Full Article...]

Kuwait hosts conference for reconstruction of Iraq

Kuwait hosts conference for reconstruction of Iraq Iraq is looking to attract $100 billion worth of foreign investment that would help it rebuild its oil refining and petrochemicals sectors and reconstruct crucial infrastructure after it repelled Islamic State out of its territory following a three-year war against the militants, said a report. [Full Article...]

Former White House aide's ex-wife lashes back at Trump

Former White House aide's ex-wife lashes back at Trump Once photos emerged showing Porter's ex-wife with a black eye, Mulvaney said , "he was gone nearly immediately". She added that Trump also retains confidence in communications director Hope Hicks , a long-serving aide under scrutiny for her role in the White House response to spousal abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter , with whom she had a romantic relationship. [Full Article...]

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed in Syria

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed in Syria GMT). Erdogan has promised to sweep the militia from Turkey's southern border, a move that could put Turkish troops in confrontation with USA forces on the ground in Syria . In another development on Saturday, two Turkish soldiers were killed after a military helicopter was downed during the Afrin operation. "Of course, all of this will happen. [Full Article...]

Gov't: Delegation's Visit Shows N. Korea Can Take Unprecedented Steps if Necessary

Angela Ruggiero, a four-times ice hockey world champion and Olympic gold medalist, told Reuters she would ask others to nominate the team, which included 12 players from North Korea which is still technically at war with the South. South Korea said it will seek ways to continue engaging North Korea, including trying to arrange more reunions for families divided by the war and lowering military t... [Full Article...]

Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria

Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying that an investigation had been launched. "The past week has been one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict, with wave after wave of deadly airstrikes leading to civilian casualties in areas of Eastern Ghouta and Idlib", Zeid ... [Full Article...]

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.19

Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,651,969 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $294,389,000 after acquiring an additional 135,447 shares in the last quarter. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AMAT shares. Yelp had 147 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Agricole downgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, Dec... [Full Article...]

Heading home, Pence asserts unity on pressuring North Korea

The media certainly noticed them but it is unclear if Kim Jong-un's sister saw them. In South Korea and beyond, commentators are taken with Kim's surprisingly stylish and relaxed demeanor. The most important part of the visit, however, came during one of the quieter moments. Mr Moon is eager to use Kim Yo Jong's presence at the games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventu... [Full Article...]

In A First, Transgender Activist From Maharashtra Joins Lok Adalat Panel

In A First, Transgender Activist From Maharashtra Joins Lok Adalat Panel The panel resolved several disputes, including a Rs 19 lakh claim settlement between an insurance company and a medical insurance policy-holder, Kamble told PTI. "People do not accept them easily or employ them", he said. The National Lok Adalat was also held in Thoubal, Bishnupur, Ukhrul, Senapati, Churachandpur, Chandel, Tamenglong and Moreh by the respective District Legal Services Authoritie... [Full Article...]

Desbiens, Canada shut out Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation

Desbiens, Canada shut out Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation The 24-year-old from Montebello, California, skated first of the five women and led off her routine with the triple Axel just 21 seconds in. Medvedeva answered any doubts about her health or her supremacy over the rest of her sport by breaking her own short program world record with a 81.66, finishing more than six points ahead of runner-up Carolina Kostner of Italy, and propelling the OAR int... [Full Article...]

Unveiling of Jaya portrait irks Oppn

Unveiling of Jaya portrait irks Oppn With the DMK, Congress and Indian Union Muslim League boycotting the function, members of the ruling AIADMK, the party founded by Jayalalithaa, occupied the Opposition benches. The BJP in Tamil Nadu said there was nothing wrong in unveiling the portrait. "Hence, her portrait should not be unveiled in the Assembly". Hailing Jayalalithaa for her achievements, Cooperation Minister Sellur K Raju poi... [Full Article...]

Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria

Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria Gen. McMaster, who led the USA delegation during the two-day diplomatic visit to Turkey, "discussed the priorities and concerns of both countries ... their common strategic challenges and regional developments" with İbrahim Kalın, spokesman and special adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a White House readout of the meeting released Sunday. [Full Article...]


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