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Bach said reaching this outcome "was not an easy journey" but that he was proud of what the representatives of the two Koreas, the IOC and the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee had achieved. They were therefore handed one quota place while two male North Korean competitors were given places in the short track speed skating. 'If the South really wants reconciliation and unity we will keep open the doors for talks , contact and exchange to everyone including the South Korean ... Read More »

Trump Administration Accelerating Israeli Embassy Move


With his security forces struggling to contain an insurgency by an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the general-turned president will show little willingness to allow anything to diminish what he sees as a strategic alliance with Washington . Read More »

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says


That person was Ziad Nasreddine - who designed the test . But in a surprise, Jackson said he did perform a cognitive screening test, at Trump's request. The doctor said he had "absolutely no concerns" about Trump's cognitive abilities. Dr. Nasreddine, a Lebanese Canadian, fled the civil war in Lebanon with his family, arriving in Montreal as a teenager in 1983. Read More »

USA government officially shut down


On Earth 2, where the candidate who gets more votes becomes president, we're doing criminal justice reform and infrastructure rather than turning DACA and CHIP into crises for no reason whatsoever. And protestors descended on a Senate office building, demanding the Republicans agree to an immigration bill. GOP leaders tried to sweeten the bill by including a measure to renew the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, but the majority of Democrats held out on the grounds that ... Read More »

Duty to talk to native peoples says pope


Addressing members of indigenous communities from throughout the Amazon, he said that as the guardians of the huge biodiversity of the rainforest, they need to also ensure the preservation of their own cultural diversity, wisdom and languages. Read More »

Stoke star linked with shock move to Chelsea


He is hardly a prolific goalscorer these days and has netted just three league goals this season. His first choice was Fernando Llorente , halfheartedly pursued by Chelsea in each of the past two windows before joining Tottenham for bigger wages and a longer contract on transfer deadline day. Read More »

Trump defends self after comments: 'I'm not a racist'


Statements from leaders such as Trump's reported comment "cannot and will not in any way at all convince anybody that we have a country here that is going to be a leader in the worldwide community", Pickering said. The Republican defense of Trump has morphed from to racism to insane. Trump has publicly denied using that word. "I haven't heard any of those six sources other than Senator Durbin talk about what was said". Read More »

Senator Reveals What Trump Did for Haiti Before Becoming President


Trump announced past year that he will end the Obama-era program unless lawmakers come up with a solution by March. Trump has denied using that word . Republican and Democratic Senators in Washington on Friday spoke out, as Trump tried to defend himself after reports that he questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and " shithole countries " in Africa, rather than places like Norway. Read More »

Kenya 'unconcerned' about Trump 'shithole' comments despite global uproar


Kelly reportedly invoked Trump's anger after giving an interview last night where he said that the president was not "fully informed" about immigration during the 2016 election, and was now moving towards an "evolved" perspective. White House chief of staff John Kelly said Wednesday that the bill didn't meet the bipartisan and bicameral standard set by the President. Jackson says he will come up with a programme of exercises for trump, which doesn't put your joints at risk. Read More »

Pool Of 'Clean' Russian Athletes Announced For Pyeongchang


The working-level team led by Kim Ki-hong, vice president of games planning for the PyeongChang Olympics organizing committee, attended the technical meeting with the IOC at its headquarters in Lausanne from around 11 a.m., reports said. Following the last-minute cancellation, South Korea on Saturday demanded an explanation via the Panmunjeom communication hotline. North Korea recently threatened to pull out of the Olympics because the South Korean president praised President Donald ... Read More »

Federal government shuts down after Senate talks fail


Democrats are demanding a measure to stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. The U.S. government has shut down before, including in 2013, in a partisan deadlock over health care policy and funding. Read More »

Korea Defends Joint Athletes Training in The North Decision


During an annual New Year's Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made overtures towards the South, which led to the staging of the first high-level inter-Korean meeting since December 2015. "And the Olympic spirit is about nations competing, athletes competing, and we will do our best make sure that it sends a signal that sport can improve the world". Read More »

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman delivers victim statement against Larry Nassar


Her Fierce Five teammates Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney have also spoken out about the abuse they endured from Nassar over the years that he masked as treatment. "You now have to listen to me", Raisman, now 23, told Nassar in a Michigan courtroom, reported Michigan Live. Cheryl stated she has been "following what has happened with the US Women's gymnastics team", and wanted to commend the women for coming out with their stories. Read More »

Reading the Tea Leaves for Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY)

Based on a recent bid, its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 18.97%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -13.24% while it has a distance of 32.97% from the 200 days simple moving average. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. If the stock price is unchanged its weighted alpha will be smaller. Read More »

White House officials say they're preparing for "Schumer shutdown"


Republicans have so far refused. As the blame-game intensified over who was responsible for the impending shutdown, a Washington Post-ABC poll found that 48 per cent of Americans blamed Mr Trump and the Republican party for the possible shutdown, with only 28 per cent blaming Democrats. Read More »

Durbin Challenges Denial Of Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark; 'I Know What Happened'


Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal. And on Monday, he tweeted that Durbin had "totally misrepresented what was said". "If they don't have it, so be it", Durbin said. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. "And that's when he used those sickening, heartbreaking remarks, saying 'Those shitholes send us the people they don't want.' He repeated that". Read More »

Durbin: Release the Tapes


That is pure racism - and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to Abraham Lincoln, must decide whether to go along. Some have reported that Trump may have said "shithouse" instead of " shithole ", leading to the confusion. Read More »

Investigating sex abuse claims at Texas USA Gymnastics training gym facility


Nassar has pleaded guilty to 10 criminal counts in MI, but the judge has offered dozens of women the chance to confront him face-to-face as they deliver victim impact statements . "You already know you're going away to a place where you won't be able to hurt anybody ever again". Maureen Payne Baum said Nassar once briefly assaulted her while standing in between her and her father. Read More »

Trump's first year: The report card


The number of Canadian respondents who said they approved of the job performance of the U.S. leadership dropped 40 per cent in one year, followed by slightly less dramatic dips in Panama and Costa Rica, with the other U.S. Obama, though his approval ratings were marginally better than those now given to Mr. Trump. "It looks like his base is still intact, yet approval is low", said Spencer Kimball, advisor of the Emerson College Polling Society . Read More »

Rand Paul Has One Simple Rebuttal For Dems Calling Trump Racist

He also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided details of what he did or did not say. During a closed-door meeting with lawmakers last week , the President referred to Haiti and other African nations as " shithole countries " and suggested that the United States should take in more people from Norway, whose population is majority white. Read More »

Ivana Trump Says Donald's Not Racist, Just Confused


With his reported eating habits and lack of exercise, it made sense for the White House to "release all of this data to show that. he is in good health", Mishori said . "Unfortunately, the "Gang of Six" proposal falls short since it fails to include even basic border security reforms", they said in a joint statement. Read More »

United States defense chief says N. Korea threatens global stability


The Pentagon rolled out a long-awaited National Defense Strategy on Friday that puts Russian Federation and China in the cross hairs while taking an emphasis off of fighting Islamic radicals like ISIS. "America is a target, whether from terrorists seeking to attack our citizens; malicious cyber activity against personal, commercial, or government infrastructure; or political and information subversion ", the document says. Read More »

Tillerson denies United States plans to form Syria border force


Some analyst's estimate that Erdogan's words may only be bluster since it's unlikely that Turkey would attack a force backed by the United States military. "We have ISIS still attacking in parts of northwest Syria and along the Euphrates valley, so this is just more training and trying to block ISIS from their escape routes", Tillerson told reporters on his flight back to Washington after making a speech on USA policy on Syria at Stanford University in California. Read More »

Trump a dû reconnaître un chameau — Test de santé


Les principales conclusions ont été données, ce mardi, par son médecin, le docteur Ronny Jackson . Donald Trump pourrait rencontrer un obstacle de taille dès ce soir, avec le vote du Budget, qui risque de déboucher sur un "shutdown" - un blocage obligeant les administrations à fermer leurs services non-essentiels. Read More »

Jerusalem: media, US embassy to move by 2019

Israeli politicians of all stripes were quick to denounce Abbas's speech. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a trip to India, said Abbas "tore off the mask" and exposed what he called the truth. He also pointed out that the Palestinian teen was an example to young people and that he has brothers all over the world. But the biggest game changer came last month when Trump, honoring a campaign promise, upended decades of U.S. Read More »

Shutdown imminent as Senate fails to vote on resolution


We made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements. A Senate aide told CNN Friday evening that a bipartisan group of senators met to discuss the spending bill. As the federal government appeared headed for a partial closing at midnight Friday, Michigan's Republican and Democratic lawmakers debated who would be to blame for a shutdown. Read More »

Want Immigrants "From Everywhere" To Come To US: President Trump

Trump met Thursday with Graham and other key lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Trump doesn't get much shut-eye. Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other's media bubble . Read More »

North, South Korean teams to march as one at Olympics


A joint statement distributed by the ministry said the North Korean Olympic delegation will travel to South Korea across their heavily fortified land border before the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games. "After having taken all this into consideration, the International Olympic Committee will take its final decisions on Saturday in Lausanne", it said. Read More »

White House says it prepares for gov't shutdown


We discussed all of the major outstanding issues. "We made some progress". Schumer they want to vote for that [ CHIP ]. Democrats have served notice they will filibuster the bill, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown . Read More »

Lindsey Graham says Trump is too egotistical to be racist


But what the Democrats did is worse. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot", Jackson said. "I've lost all trust in Durbin", Trump said. Jackson was appointed to be the official White House doctor by Obama in 2013. "So when you ask your questions please keep that in mind". Despite that, the president's son went on to say that accusing his father of being racist is "total nonsense". Read More »

Trump says government 'could very well' shut down


And politicians and others on both sides of the aisle had sharp rebukes for the vulgar remark Trump reportedly used in an Oval Office meeting disparaging other countries, which Trump has since denied after the White House initially did not dispute a news report last week by The Washington Post. Read More »

Joe Root: Ashes failure makes ODI victories even sweeter


Having watched England's trio of spinners tie Australia down, the home captain felt compelled to use two part-timers - Travis Head and Finch - inside 13 overs in desperate pursuit of a breakthrough. Hardly the most exhaustive of chases. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was dropped to make way for veteran middle-order batsman Cameron White , who finished unbeaten on 15. Read More »