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North Korean Cheerleaders Were Not Impressed by Kim Jong Un Impersonator

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Baik said on Wednesday the costs for hosting the high-level North Korean delegation were paid separately from the South Korean government's annual budget, but he didn't offer any further details. "In North Korea , the sports the leader is interested in get a lot of attention and support, ' Seong says.". Pence spoke in an interview on his way home from the Winter Olympics . Read More »

Russia Confirms Non-Military Citizens Slain in Syria

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Mr. Peskov refused to rule out that Russians were on the ground near Deir-e-Zour at the time of the regime attack and US counterstrike, but "they are not connected to the armed forces of the Russian Federation". Alexander Baunov, an analyst with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said the government would wait out the uproar to minimize the political damage. Reports suggest that more than 1,000 civilians lost their lives in the first week of February alone, he said. Read More »

Ramaphosa elected SA president - THE PICS

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South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to grow by less than one percent this year. "You need to think seriously about the issue of changing Section 25 of the constitution so it is in favour of the African people; not so that it is in favour of those who have stolen our land and wealth". Read More »

Alleged Florida school shooter's parents had lived on Long Island

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A student who witnessed Wednesday's massacre at a Florida school made a direct plea to lawmakers on Thursday to take action, warning more children will die otherwise. "I'll be stronger than that, Wolf", Scott pledged. "I will heal you." . But Blitzer pressed him on it again. 83 percent of the money goes to school resource officers, who, by all accounts, are catching potential problems before they explode. Read More »

Happy Chinese New Year

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This year, on February 18, a Chinese New Year parade will leave from Charing Cross Road at 10am, and there will be main stages of attractions and entertainment at Trafalgar Square at noon. In the Chinese language, the word for fish (yu) has the same sound as "surplus" or "extra". The year of the Dog . It can then be prepared either steamed or fried. Read More »

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in Women's Giant Slalom

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Shiffrin is also just the sixth woman in Olympic history to win gold in both the slalom and giant slalom, joining the likes of Andrea Mead-Lawrence of the United States and Croatia's Janica Kostelić. A butterfly emerging from her headphone cocoon, Shiffrin went out and crushed the mountain at Yongpyong Alpine Centre , blowing past Moelgg, leaving 79 Olympic competitors to eat her frosty, white dust. Read More »

Trump urges Senate to pass new Republican immigration bill

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A Republican senator who introduced President Donald Trump's immigration proposal says it's "the president's framework bill or nothing". It received 54 votes in its favor, and 45 against it. " They lost credibility with this release, and that's not good for those of us concerned about protecting our border and making sure DHS has the tools they need to best protect our nation". Read More »

South Korea To Pay Record $2.64M For North Korea's Olympic Visit

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Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo-Jong, back left, watch during the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The impersonator, who calls himself Howard from Australia, appeared at the Korea-Japan women's ice hockey game on Wednesday donning a long black overcoat and glasses while sporting the despot's trademark haircut. Read More »

Trump toughens stance as immigration impasse continues

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The White House issued a written statement by Trump urging senators to back his bill and "oppose any legislation that fails to fulfill" his demands. The rules of the debate are simple: whoever can get 60 votes on their proposal, wins. We should not have to pick between some immigrant families and others; [Senator] should hold strong against these Republican efforts to undermine our immigration system in service of Trump's racist policies. Read More »

Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director Chris Hixon shot in mass shooting

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Nikolas Cruz , the suspect in the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was living in a mobile home with a student for the past three months, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported . Donald Trump , 71, tweeted about the mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , and the students who attend the Parkland, Florida school are infuriated by his tone-deaf response. Read More »

SAvIND: Is captaincy the reason for Aiden Markram's batting woes?

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Having clinched the six-match One Day International ( ODI) series , India will be hoping to win the final match against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Friday. South Africa were bowled out for 201 in 42.2 overs losing by 73 runs. The wicket was tough to bat on in the middle. Unfortunately, those of us who are batting in the top six haven't got the big hundreds that are match changing. Read More »

Trump Plans to Put in Force Reciprocal Tax on US Trade Partners

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But that number changed significantly after Congress agreed to raise nondiscretionary spending caps in last week's budget deal. "So I learned my lesson". TIGER grants: While proposing a new $200 billion federal infrastructure program, Trump proposes eliminating the Obama-era Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. Read More »

Trump Backs Grassley Immigration Bill

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The Trump administration wants $ 25 billion to fund the border wall and strengthen immigration enforcement at the border. Also in play is a more modest plan by McCain and Sen. They need to stop talking about it and fashion a solution that keeps the dreams of people who want to be productive citizens from being held hostage to shortsighted political agendas. Read More »

Saskatchewan premier says government should discuss Indigenous jury representation

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The group made the call in the wake of the not guilty verdict in the trial looking into the death of Colten Boushie , a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. "This is what you get when you spend 150 years perpetuating genocide and continuing violent policies", Sinclair told Al Jazeera. A bunch of friends who are students at UNBC were gathered together Friday when they heard the news of the verdict and made a decision to hold a rally in honour of the ... Read More »

Tullahoma chocolate shop prepares for Valentine's Day

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Stores that sell Valentine's Day items tend to immediately put everything at 50 percent off, if not more , the next day. It is a day of celebrating romance for many; a Hallmark promotional day to simply make money for others. This "love notebook" is effective, Heinold says, because it speaks to her love language - a theory on how different personalities crave certain types of affection from their significant other. Read More »

No One Knows How the Senate's Immigration Free-for-All Will End

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Grassley said Trump supports the measure. Democrats prefer a narrower approach that deals with "Dreamers" and border security. U.S. Senators are gearing up for another round of immigration debate. John Thune (R-SD), speaks with reporters following the weekly policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. Mitch McConnell is fulfilling his promise to Democrats by opening up the Senate floor for a fortnight of immigration debate, but the Senate majority leader's ... Read More »

Second judge rules against Trump administration on ending DACA

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U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of NY issued his own nationwide stay to the attempt last September to wind down the program aimed at protecting immigrants that arrived as youth. Under the ruling , the administration does not need to process new applicants for DACA. Because President Barack Obama created the program by executive action, Trump has the authority to scrap it. Read More »

Jacob Zuma asked to step down as President

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With few allies left, his resignation is still a possibility. But this week the SACP has also said there must be a "speedy reconfiguration of the Alliance, principled and programmatic unity to ensure that a reconfigured ANC headed Alliance decisively wins elections in 2019 and beyond". Read More »

Why the U.S. can't afford to cede control of Syria

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The visit came after the weekend's incident, in which an Iranian drone was detected over Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights. Also, a couple of Israeli jets were downed by Iran . No one debates a country's right to defend itself. Is Syria going to become an arena of open confrontation between Israel and Iran? How do you see Russia's role with regard to Israel and Iran? Israel has routinely voiced concerns over Iran's alleged plans to establish missile-producing ... Read More »

USA backs Israel over Syria airstrikes

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An Israeli attack helicopter successfully destroyed the Iranian UAV. "Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn't know how it will end", the army said in a statement . The interception of an Iranian drone that targeted Israel suggests that the chances for a war between Israel and Iran-led forces, the first Israel-Shia war, have increased, General (ret.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of Israel's military intelligence told a conference call on Saturday. Read More »