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Lebanon: Israeli wall 'assault on Lebanese land'

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Arguments over the wall and Lebanon's plans to explore for offshore oil and gas in disputed waters have elevated tensions between them. Israel's planned border wall with Lebanon was denounced as an "act of aggression" by Lebanon's top council of political, military and security heads Wednesday. Read More »

Mattis Addresses White House Reporters About Budget Uncertainty

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Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that military aircraft will have to be grounded because there won't be enough spare parts and maintenance. "To advance the security of our nation, these troops are putting themselves in harm's way, in effect signing a blank check payable to the American people with their lives", Mattis told the committee. Read More »

Breaking Silence on Market Moves, Trump Laments Selling on 'Good News'

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Big mistake, and we have so much good (great) news about the economy!" he tweeted . Official US figures turned those concerns into a sell-off last Friday, after they showed average wage rises in the US had reached 2.9% . Trump was giving a speech in Blue Ash, Ohio. At least since the financial crisis (aka under President Barack Obama as well) it has actually been a common theme for signs of an improving economy to stoke fears of rising interest rates and lower stock prices, as Albion ... Read More »

Russians challenge IOC over Olympic snub

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They include those who had their life bans lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) last week. "But we have enough confidence in Africa that we said we do not want to wait so long, let's go in 2022 with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)", added Bach, declining to name which African country he had in mind for the full Olympics. Read More »

Las Vegas police search for suspects, motive in double homicide

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Detectives say several people reportedly hear gunfire, but nobody reported seeing the shooter. A few hours later, the gunman approached a group of homeless sleeping outside a mall and shot one dead. Forensic analysis has connected the same gun to all four shootings - three of them in less than a seven-hour period on January 29, police Capt. Robert Plummer said. Read More »

Filipino caregiver missing after quake in Taiwan, says official

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Its streets were buckled by the force of the quake, with around 40,000 homes left without water and around 1,900 without power. Hualien residents are used to earthquakes and typhoons, Fan said, but this time was different. The highway from Suao to Hualien was temporarily closed. However, Hualien's airport runway was intact and rail links appear to be unaffected. Light shaking was felt in the capital of Taipei, about 120 kilometers north of Hualien , according to reports sent to the ... Read More »

999 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation, military claims

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France has long called for Al Assad's ouster, backing the Syrian opposition during the seven-year war. On the diplomatic front, despite USA concerns, the global community has so far been supportive of the operation as it is meant to wipe out terrorist elements in the Afrin region, thus guaranteeing Syria's territorial integrity. Read More »

Erdogan says USA has 'calculations' against Turkey, Iran, Russia in Syria

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Speaking to reporters during a news conference in Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin said the issues would be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated Sheikh Khoruz, a village in Afrin, from pro-Turkish militants after heavy battles. More than 340,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the conflict in Syria erupted in March 2011. Read More »

Don't pray for Kim Jong-Un's demise say Christians in North Korea

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North and South Korea have, at least temporarily, put aside their enmity to allow Pyongyang to send athletes to the Games, an opening that some see as an opportunity to push for a negotiated settlement. The particular hotline that was reopened is located in the "truce village" of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas. Read More »

Britons' Brexit citizenship case to be heard by European Union court

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Meanwhile, Ms Rudd did little to quell concerns that proposals for a United Kingdom immigration system post-Brexit had been delayed, saying only that it was "likely" the plans would be set out before exit day in March 2019. But Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded a role for her government and devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland in influencing the war cabinet's deliberations on Britain's priorities. Read More »

Deputy fired after allegedly robbing bank in North Carolina

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Jeff Athey, 51, was a deputy for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office before being fired and subsequently charged with robbery with a risky weapon. The robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at the F&M Bank, located in the 400 block of W. He then left in a silver Mustang. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said he was notified that Jeff Athey was arrested and charged with robbing the bank around 4 p.m. Read More »

Singapore, Malaysia Stock Trading Link Aims To Revive Bourses' Fortunes

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The landmark Stock Connect initiative linking Hong Kong to exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen, first established in 2014, could also have heightened the competition and increased the urgency for something similar, said observers. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will set up cross-border supervisory and enforcement arrangements. Read More »

British judge upholds Assange warrant

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A ruling in Assange's favour could pave the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for over five years. An earlier visitor to the embassy was Nobel Peace Prize victor Adolfo Perez Esquivel. Should she rule in Assange's favor next Tuesday, it remains unlikely however that he will leave the embassy immediately. Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson said after the court session that he is willing to face British justice if he receives a guarantee that he ... Read More »

CNY Heartbeat Poll: "Celebrations" After the 2018 Super Bowl

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It seems as though Eagles fans make up a vast majority of the capacity crowd of 70,000 fans at the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots , and the fight song gave them an early chance to show how loud they can be. Some of those things carry over. The NFL got lucky that season: It was 49 degrees at kickoff. While the Eagles will be looking for the franchise's first Super Bowl title, having lost the big game after the 1980 and 2004 seasons, there may be more pressure on the ... Read More »

Super Bowl Generated $414M in Ad Revenue

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Per NBC , Eagles-Patriots drew 103.4 million viewers, down about 7 percent from previous year and the lowest Super-Bowl figure since 2009. Anyone watching the Super Bowl LII may have noticed a great number of advertisers talking about corporate social responsibility, unity and equality. Read More »

Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

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No further details were revealed about the exact location of the attack but other reports said the missile attack targeted the Scientific Research Center in Jamraya in the west of Damascus. The Syrian army then claimed that after the first attack there was another attack by two surface-to-surface missiles from the Golan, "which our air defense systems intercepted". Read More »

White House Official Rob Porter Will Resign, But Denies Abuse Allegations

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Around the spring of 2010, Willoughby said Porter came looking for her at their previously shared home and it appeared that he had punched a glass pane on the front door. "I am proud to serve alongside him", Kelly said. He would not leave for over 30 minutes claiming he lost his keys. "He was angry because we weren't having sex when he wanted to have sex and he kicked me". Read More »

Joe Biden on Trump

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Biden responded, "Well, let me tell you, he's a joke". The relevant segment began at the 5:30 mark. Cuomo pressed Biden, asking if he thinks the President truly has "that little control" over the things he says. Trump has told reporters that he would be enthusiastic about meeting with Mueller, as he has consistently called the notion that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the election a "hoax" and a "witch hunt". Read More »

Alabama AG takes aim at Purdue Pharma with opioid lawsuit

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As per the legal suit, the drug manufacturer has been involved in deceptive marketing providing misleading information to both the patients & physicians about the uses of opioid as a powerful pain-killing drug. "It will take years to undo the damage but an important first step we must take is to hold the parties responsible for this epidemic legally liable for the destruction they have unleashed upon our citizens". Read More »

U.S. to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

North and South Korea have, at least temporarily, put aside their enmity to allow Pyongyang to send athletes to the Games, an opening that some see as an opportunity to push for a negotiated settlement. While publicly supportive of the North-South talks over the Olympics issue and the subsequent cooperation, the United States is wary of allowing North Korea's government to gain economic concessions from the south through its so-called "charm offensive". Read More »

Kim Jong-un's sister to visit South Korea

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He continued, "We will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea, ever". While South Korea says the move was inevitable to ensure the successful hosting of the Pyeongchang Games, some critics say Seoul is sending the wrong message to North Korea and also the worldwide community, which has been stepping up financial and maritime sanctions against the North in recent months. Read More »

MAGA: General Motors Doles Out Profit-Sharing Checks of Up to $11750

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The shares price showing change of 2.12% so far this year and performed with flow of 13.66% during recent year. Toyota is building a auto factory in Alabama with partner Mazda Motor Corp. Cambridge Inv Research Advisors holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for 1.22 million shares. Alpine Investment Management Llc, which manages about $980.30M and $1.85B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) by 3.07 million shares to 253,136 ... Read More »

Syria says Israeli war planes target a position near Damascus

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The Israel Air Force has reportedly bombed a strategic facility in Syria . No further details were revealed about the exact location of the attack but other reports said the missile attack targeted the Scientific Research Center in Jamraya in the west of Damascus. Read More »

Former Pope Benedict XVI says he's preparing for 'Home'

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The former pope, who will turn 91 in April, said he was moved that so numerous paper's readers wanted to know how this last period of his life was going. Apart from a few public appearances, mostly at important Church events, he has regularly received guests and friends in private. This is why I can not but be grateful, assuring all of you of my prayers. Read More »

Young's 32 not enough against WVU

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Jatarie White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season, leading No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday night. 17 Oklahoma . Naomi Davenport led the Mountaineers with 14 points. Brown was held scoreless on two attempts and the Wildcats went more than 10 minutes between field goals. Read More »

Shocking PHOTOS, VIDEOS Show Aftermath of Deadly Taiwan Quake

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Rescue personnel search a collapses building after an quake hit Hualien, Taiwan February 7, 2018. Residents in the city of Hualien have been told to stay away from their damaged homes, and about 800 have taken shelter in community buildings because of the fear of aftershocks. Read More »

Everyone Relax - Zuma's Cabinet Meeting Is 'Not Out Of The Ordinary'

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A key ruling party committee planned to meet Wednesday to discuss the president's fate, amid reports that some members might push for ANC leaders to demand that Zuma resign. The ANC said they had been "fruitful and constructive discussions". EFF Secretary-General Godrich Gardee said: "If Mr Zuma has not resigned by Monday at 14h00, it (the motion of no confidence ) should actually be debated the following day". Read More »

Trump calls Dems 'un-American' for not applauding his speech

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By the time the new report for January came out last Friday, black unemployment had ticked up nearly a point and was no longer close to a historic low . In fact there was one guy when I said the lowest African-American unemployment, he was sort of clapping, like ... The president only uttered "Russia" once, in a list of countries that are trying to rival US influence in the world. Read More »

Deputy involved shooting closes portion of I-95

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The Palm Beach deputy said the actions of the driver made him fear for his life, so he opened fire and killed the suspect. Neither she nor the man who is accused of shooting her has been named. Interstate 95 was closed in both directions in the area following the shooting. Those lanes have since reopened. The agency said on Twitter that there was an officer-involved shooting. Read More »