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Seoul sends envoy to North Korea in hope of opening nuclear talks

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North Korea's agreement to participate in the February 9-25 Winter Games has led to a remarkable series of diplomatic breakthroughs including a visit by leader Kim Jong Un's sister. Some in the USA and Japan - which aim to keep up the pressure on the North - worry that the South's conciliatory approach risks undermining their unified stance. Read More »

US Willing to Talk With N. Korea Under Right Conditions

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Kim Yo Jong's time in South Korea at the beginning of the Olympic Games was widely covered-often positively-by the USA media. Earlier in a statement by the North Korean news agency KCNA, the recent United States sanctions against North Korea were a "war act", writes Voice of America. Read More »

MI returns to B1G title game

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The Boilermakers won the tournament title in 2009. Prior to halftime, the mammoth junior was just 3-of-6 from the field for six points. For the Wolverines , this is becoming routine. Wagner, Zavier Simpson, and Charles Matthews had 15 points each for MI. Moments later, after an aggressive defensive rebound from Matthews, Jaren Jackson, Jr . Read More »

Germany's SPD approves new coalition with Merkel

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If it does, it will allow a weakened Merkel to serve a fourth term as chancellor. Yet if Kuehnert and other youth activists succeed in their against-the-odds campaign, the coalition will never come to be. They claim that she's misread the zeitgeist, which has shifted politics starkly to the right - in Germany , in all of Europe and in the USA, too - thus exposing the party's right flank to the national populists of the far right. Read More »

Beer industry could feel crunch from Trump's proposed aluminum tariff

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Many US companies also expressed alarm, including beer brewers, which use aluminium for canned beverages. "The other concern is about demand destruction". Ostensibly, these added burdens on all Americans except those involved in steel and aluminum production are necessary for national security . "We wouldn't be responding by the threat of trade retaliation ourselves, which I see has been the response of some countries", he said. Read More »

CM congratulates Modi for party's victory in 3 NE states

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The BJP expects that it could dethrone Siddaramaiah-led Congress government riding on the latest victory and bury the setback it received in Gujarat polls. It was leading in three more seats. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister , the victory chariot has reached the northeast and is on its way to Karnataka. Read More »

Parents gunned down by their son on US college campus

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The shots were said to have come from the fourth floor of Campbell Hall , which is a residence hall. Police suspect they were killed by their son James Davis Jr., a student at Central Michigan . Michigan State Police confirmed two people have been shot, according to WILX 10. Davis Sr. was a police officer in west suburban Bellwood and an Illinois National Guard veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More »

BJP Won: Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly Elections Result 2018

Taking on the Congress regimes, he said his Ministers have made more visits to NE in last four years than those made in 70-years rule of previous regimes. "I express my gratitude to the people of Meghalaya for supporting the BJP". He thanked the people of Nagaland for supporting BJP and its allies. Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi today said after Kerala, it's now the turn of the the Left parties in Kerala to taste defeat. Read More »

The Florida Senate Approved An AR-15 Ban. Then They Didn't.

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Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, said he and fellow black caucus members demand an assault weapons ban. Runcie said Cruz had the support of his mother. "My goal is to make sure that we make the changes necessary to make sure this never happens in our state again". Proposals would also allow law enforcement officers to seize weapons from people who pose a danger to themselves or others and ban the sale of what are known as "bump stocks", an idea also opposed by the NRA. Read More »

Putin: If he could, he'd try to prevent 1991 USSR collapse

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Without negotiations and agreements to not pursue these unsafe, ultra-advanced weapons, hypersonic missiles are expected to be ready for deployment within the next decade. Those concerns were among the reasons the project died in 1964. It's riskier than most other types of nuclear reactors. "This is unheard of and nobody else has such a system in the world", the Russian president said. Read More »

Trump meets with NRA top lobbyist Chris Cox at the White House

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But he also knows there's not a lot of broad support for that. "But that's something he would support". But Trump has also said "the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts". He tweeted in response to a post by top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox , who summarized the meeting by saying that "we want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from risky people" and "support due process and don't want gun control ". Read More »

Storm brings destructive flooding to Boston

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As he and the governor spoke, the number of power outages kept rising. In fact, record coastal flooding is anticipated in Boston and other parts of eastern MA, which is leading the National Weather Service to come out with statements that it rarely, if ever, issues. Read More »

Tripura, Nagaland victories endorsement of Modi's leadership: Shah

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He also attacked Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for her statement earlier that she would be happy if the CPI-M wins the Tripura elections . It's a team victory. We get confidence with the way the party president works. He said the BJP was at one point considered a party of the Hindi heartland but now has governments across the country. Read More »

Galaxy S9 loses out to iPhone X, iPhone 7, SD845-powered devices

These smartphones will knock the Indian market by the first week of March. However, it looks like there is still room for improvement when it comes to optimization on Android devices. The resolution mentioned in the benchmark is a 412×846 pixels, which is in line with the aspect ratio of 18.5:9. There's also a 3,000mAh battery tucked inside. Read More »

The cost of Olympic medals

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Women's hockey was also able to fight hard and win gold . I also remember that as the puck dropped, I honestly didn't pay much attention. Due to the British conditions, much of the training for those sports takes place away from the United Kingdom, and Redgrave, a rowing gold medallist at five successive summer Olympics with a background in bobsleigh, thinks there should be more focus on disciplines that can be picked up and honed in Britain. Read More »

Tripura Election Results 2018: Will BJP oust the longest ruling Left government?

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In each of the three states, a party will need 31 seats to get a majority and form the government. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav conceded that the CPI (M ) gave a good fight in Tripura but people voted for change. Shah ruled out the possibility of the BJP, whose NDA partner National People's Party has won 19 seats, engaging in horse-trading in Meghalaya . The counting began at 8 am for 59 seats each in all the three states. Read More »

Should more companies join NRA boycott in wake of Parkland massacre?

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Most Floridians, including the Douglas High families and the states teachers, would side with him. Giffords said Trump's embrace of new gun-control initiatives puts pressure on congressional Republicans to act. During his 23 years in the House of Representatives and now the Senate, Republican Richard Burr, for example, got $7 million in support from the NRA, only a small part directly. Read More »

Walker Comes out Against Trump's Proposed Tariffs

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He added that boosting steel capacity is also capital intensive, the cost of which would also fall on American consumers . Early Friday, Trump took to the Twitter social networking service to defend himself. "Indonesia has imposed tariffs on steel, but the rampant smuggling is not controllable", he said. In a statement opposing the tariffs , BA president and CEO Bob Pease and director Paul Gatza said 98 percent of aluminum cansheet used to make beverage containers is produced in ... Read More »

Delta Will Review 'Politically Divisive' Discounts After NRA Fallout

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Meanwhile, they slap on high taxes and fees, but don't believe it "fair" for airlines to separate those fees-as other service industries are allowed to-so that customers can see how much of their airfare goes to the government. "I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA", Cagle tweeted. Read More »

Tyrrell Hatton looks ahead to the WGC Mexico Championship

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You'll struggle to find a player going into this event on better PGA Tour form than Alex Noren . "Hopefully I can contend for a win", added Li, who is expected to become the new world No. At 7,330 yards, Chapultepec played as one of the 20 longest courses on tour last season and as the fourth-longest par 71. At that altitude, these guys are going to destroy the ball. Read More »

Colorado women beat Utah 66-56 in Pac-12 opener

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The 2017-2018 season for USC basketball has been nothing but noise. Graves was named the Pac-12 coach of the year by the media Thursday , two days after his peers voted Stanford's Tara VanDerveer as the conference's coach of the year. Read More »

NRA up in arms over President Trump's plan to seize guns

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Florida's political leaders last week said they backed raising the minimum age for the purchase of all firearms to 21. "Privately, he's reassuring them he's on their side", he said . Instead, he said, the Senate will take up banking legislation next week. Mr Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met Mr Cox, the chief lobbyist for the Institute for Legislative Action - the NRA's lobbying branch. Read More »

President Trump and Pence meet with NRA leader at White House

Trump described the NRA as "great people" during Wednesday's meeting with lawmakers. He accused lawmakers of being so " petrified " by the NRA that they have not been willing to take even small steps on gun control. "No, I'm not a racist", he told reporters. Trump also falsely claimed a good guy with a gun could have prevented the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 . Read More »

United States steel, aluminum tariffs will cause 'collateral damage'

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US President Donald Trump waits with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L) and others before signing a memorandum regarding the aluminum industry in the Oval Office the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington , DC. "If China and Mexico retaliate against the United States, that would be similar to Smoot-Hawley", says Doug Irwin, an economics professor at Dartmouth and author of Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression . Read More »

Putin: Russia and US should pool efforts in fighting against terrorism

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He was asked by Kelly if his comments would ignite a new Cold War. "President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known for a long time but that Russian Federation has denied prior to this". "We are strengthening the scientific, transport, navigation and military infrastructure that will securely ensure the interests of Russian Federation in this strategically important region", said Putin, according to several media. Read More »

Friday nor'easter expected to bring strong winds, coastal flooding

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Torrential rains driven by 50 mph-plus wind gusts pushed waves against bulkheads along Hulbert Avenue, through downtown and out Washington Street, all of which were under water to varying degrees. Some pre-emptive cancellations were already being reported for Saturday , with almost 50 flights already grounded at airports across the Northeast and New England. Read More »

Key US Diplomat on North Korea Matters to Retire

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His departure comes amid a thaw in relations between the two Koreas and will leave the USA without a seasoned veteran in place on the North Korean nuclear issue as the State Department grapples with staffing issues. Coast Guard. The high-level vacancies extend far beyond the Asia-Pacific team. The White House has still not nominated an ambassador to South Korea , 13 months into the Trump administration. Read More »

Rev. Billy Graham laid to rest Friday

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Billy Graham knew it, and we could all honor his life by living up to that awesome responsibility as often as possible. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said Franklin Graham saw the prisoners at work during a 2005 engagement and was struck. Read More »

Rev. Billy Graham departs Capitol

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Afterward, he said Graham had left "an extraordinary legacy". Just as God is interested in each of us as individuals, so it was with Billy Graham . "Love one another!" Graham told the congregation during his tour through Seoul, which made headlines in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. Read More »

Theresa May to deliver keynote Brexit speech on Friday

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The prime minister suggested that there would be hard days ahead, and inevitable points of disagreement. Yet critics around the European Union are still likely to complain that her speech lacked specifics and that, although she denied the charge of cherry-picking, which she said applied to all trade deals, she is still in fact doing it. Read More »

A Dangerous Mix of Wind, Rain and Surging Seas

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It forecast storm surges of up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) for eastern MA. Winds are beginning to pick up around the region, with Nantucket already reporting gusts to 60mph. Officials with Amtrak also announced that service would be temporarily suspended until clearance has been given to resume. In Scituate, Mass., on Thursday, sand flew as dozens of people filled bags that they hoped would fortify their homes against punishing 4-foot storm surges expected to destroy homes, flood ... Read More »

Trump, Pence 'don't want gun control,' NRA's chief lobbyist says after meeting

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It sounds like no one in the video game industry actually got the memo that President Donald Trump plans to meet with them about gun violence next week, according to Rolling Stone . He pushed to raise the age for purchasing a rifle from 18 to 21 and said he was OK with taking "the guns first" from violent people and going "through due process second". Read More »

Merkel, Trump Voice Concern Over Putin's New Weapons Claims

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The Pentagon recently mentioned Russia's work on two of those weapons: the underwater drone with intercontinental range and a hypersonic "glide vehicle" , which is a weapon that Washington and Beijing also are working on. "Putin's announcement is a predictable reaction to the ongoing missile defense efforts of the United States", Lisbeth Gronlund, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told the Washington Post in a statement. Read More »

Stan Collymore states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Newcastle

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Back then, Benitez made a decision to play a pretty pragmatic approach and I'd be surprised if anything changes come Saturday as defence is undoubtedly the Tyneside outfit's strongest suit. So why does the 1996 clash have such an enduring appeal? He won't go all out attack that's for sure. Both teams had some pretty glaring flaws as proven by the lack of league titles for the managers. Read More »