• Saudi Billionaire, Media Tycoon Freed as Ritz Empties
Saudi Billionaire, Media Tycoon Freed as Ritz Empties

A senior Saudi official said last week the kingdom expects to reap more than $100 billion from the deals. There are just some discussions between me and the government, " he said. Saudi officials said the prince would keep control of Kingdom after his release . It is possible that authorities have agreed with some detainees to control their asse...

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  • Taiwan holds live-fire drills as China tensions mount
Taiwan holds live-fire drills as China tensions mount

Taiwan's military is set to ferry or airlift people back home to the island from mainland China for the upcoming Lunar New Year, after Taipei denied Chinese airlines' requests for additional cross-Strait flights. China Eastern said earlier Tuesday that its decision to cancel 106 extra flights would affect 40,000 potential passengers, many of them T...

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  • National Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week

This is the 44 year Catholic Schools week has been observed and several schools around the Butler County area are marking the occasion with events. Students in the school's art class are also tasked with creating a 3D cross from popsicle sticks to be presented to the Diocese at week's end.

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  • European Union backs Brexit transition demands amid United Kingdom tensions
European Union backs Brexit transition demands amid United Kingdom tensions

The warning came as European affairs ministers adopted - in a matter of minutes - new orders for the bloc's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , laying out the terms of the transition, which would run from the end of March 2019 until December 31, 2020, when the bloc's current long-term budget ends.

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  • Egypt hosts the world's tallest man and the world's shortest woman
Egypt hosts the world's tallest man and the world's shortest woman

Sultan Kosen , 35, who is of Kurdish origin stands at 8 feet 3 inches tall. At eight feet and one inch, Sultan Kosen is the tallest man on Earth according to Guinness World Records . He is 36 years old and is 2.46 meters tall. Egyptian Culture and Tourism Ministry said in a statement that the two will be in the country for four days and they w...

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  • Turkey detains 300 people over its military offensive in Syria
Turkey detains 300 people over its military offensive in Syria

In reaction to the offensive, the Kurds have said they will not attend peace talks aimed at resolving Syria's nearly seven-year civil war to be held Tuesday in the Russian city of Sochi. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians fro...

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  • CIA Director Has 'Every Expectation' Russia Will Try To Influence Midterm Elections
CIA Director Has 'Every Expectation' Russia Will Try To Influence Midterm Elections

Pompeo said on Monday that countries could work together to combat Chinese efforts to exert power over the U.S. and Western Europe. Earlier in January Pompeo made a similar claim on Face the Nation Sunday, expressing his concerns about the " many foes who want to undermine Western democracy" and insisting that Russian Federation has been alleg...

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  • Catalonia postpones vote for brand spanking new regional head, sticks…
Catalonia postpones vote for brand spanking new regional head, sticks…

The Spanish Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday that Tuesday's investiture debate could continue, but that Puigdemont could not be invested by video link and would have to be present, despite the threat of immediate arrest. While separatist parties won less than half the vote, 47.5 percent, they benefited from electoral rules which give greater ...

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  • Haley suggests action on Iran missiles could save nuke deal
Haley suggests action on Iran missiles could save nuke deal

A few days later, she said that the UN Security Council could strengthen the provisions in Resolution 2231, which was approved in July 2015 to endorse the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, or adopt a new resolution banning Tehran from all activities related to ballistic missiles.

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  • Taking a Fresh Look at AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)
Taking a Fresh Look at AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

Float is the proportion of issued also outstanding shares that can be liberally traded, nothing like locked-up insider holdings or restricted employee shares. 39 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $1,307. The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.7 along with current rati...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency cautions North Korea could nuke USA within a 'handful of months'
Central Intelligence Agency cautions North Korea could nuke USA within a 'handful of months'

There was also discussion of a North Korean orchestra performing in the South, and sending South Korean athletes to train in Masikryong, Kim Jong Un's flagship ski resort. Earlier in January , the Trump administration was said to be weighing the possibility of striking North Korean targets, with U.S. officials in disagreement over whether it would ...

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  • PM Modi asks Opposition to shun politics over Talaq Bill
PM Modi asks Opposition to shun politics over Talaq Bill

He also expressed hope that the Triple Talaq bill, which is pending in the Rajya Sabha, will be passed during this session. "Government gives huge importance to the issues raised by all Political Parties" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ahead of the Budget Session.

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  • Mpls. Police: 2 People with Man Holed Up in Hotel Room
Mpls. Police: 2 People with Man Holed Up in Hotel Room

The U said they've closed the rec center and roads near the Graduate Hotel, formerly the Commons Hotel, on the East Bank Minneapolis campus. He says investigations are still communicating with the man and "waiting him out". The university's Recreation and Wellness Center, Scholars Walk and Beacon Street between Walnut and Harvard streets and the pa...

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  • Winter weather back in the forecast this week: Here's what to expect
Winter weather back in the forecast this week: Here's what to expect

Temperatures will be quite cold as well Tuesday morning , which could cause for a slowing of the morning commute. The advisory is also in effect for Greenbrier, Monroe, Tucker and Preston counties. "The higher elevations above 3,000 feet will see the higher amounts up to 3 inches, while the valley regions will see around an inch total". Low arou...

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  • Local political reaction to Trump's upcoming SOTU speech
Local political reaction to Trump's upcoming SOTU speech

The State of the Union address will air Tuesday at 9 p.m. The longest spoken address was President Bill Clinton coming in at 1 hour, 24 minutes and 58 seconds in 1995. Congressional Republicans are all but guaranteed to cheer the president. He also skipped Trump's Inauguration a year ago. In other words, it's still the economy, stupid.

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  • FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down

The Republican president has previously criticised Mr McCabe because his wife, Dr Jill McCabe , ran as a Democrat in a failed bid for Virginia's state senate. McCabe but experts say that who is appointed to replace him will go a long way towards answering the question of whether he was forced out. Mr. Trump also expressed his anger with...

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  • Guardiola confirms Sane's ligament injury
Guardiola confirms Sane's ligament injury

Bennett received a yellow card for the tackle and was later sent off after picking up another booking. "I said many times the only thing they (referees) have to do is protect the players", he said. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock did not defend Bennett, who will now suspended for Saturday's Championship game against City's promotion rivals Leed...

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  • Budget session of parliament to begin today
Budget session of parliament to begin today

Jai Hind!, with this President Ram Nath Kovind concludes his speech at a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in Parliament. The President also pitched for simultaneous elections to Parliament and State Assemblies, saying there is a need to discuss and build a consensus among all parties on the possibility of holding simultaneous poll...

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  • State of the Union Address tomorrow
State of the Union Address tomorrow

In previous years there was an effort to tamp down on the partisanship on Capitol Hill with members of opposing parties sitting together during the speech to demonstrate their willingness to work across the aisle. And an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller has been a distracti...

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  • Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin
Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin

He said US forces do not operate with Kurdish allies in the Syria border area now under military assault by the Turks. "We are facing more than one United States ", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Sunday in a television interview.

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  • Bernard Tomic quits I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
Bernard Tomic quits I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

For me, he's made some mistakes and it will be a long way back. And although he's the first ever Australian contestant over the show's four year history to leave, let alone depart merely after three days, the troubled star said he didn't see himself as a quitter.

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  • India's preference for boys has produced 21 million
India's preference for boys has produced 21 million "unwanted girls"

By analysing birth rates and the gender of last-born children, the report also estimated that more than 21 million Indian girls are not wanted by their families. Economic and cultural reasons such as property passing on to sons rather than daughters, paying for a wedding dowry, and daughters moving to their husband's house, all contribute to a pref...

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  • Devendra Fadnavis orders enquiry into farmer's death at JJ hospital
Devendra Fadnavis orders enquiry into farmer's death at JJ hospital

The farmer, Dharma Patil , had consumed the chemical to protest low returns offered by state government while acquiring his land for a solar power plant. Patil had been visiting government offices, including Mantralaya for the past three months. Narendra Patil had told reporters last week that his father got Rs 4 lakh for five acres of land.

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  • Kenya Fire Kills At Least Four
Kenya Fire Kills At Least Four

Deputy President William Ruto says the government will spend Sh70 million to rebuild houses destroyed by fire in Lang'ata constituency Sunday night. The fire which started at around 8.00pm spread quickly thus making it hard to put it off.

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  • Teen shot in head when internet challenge goes wrong
Teen shot in head when internet challenge goes wrong

That wasn't the case involving Lackland and his 17-year-old victim. The pair were sitting in a booth at E's Cafe in Memphis with other friends when the incident occurred. "That's not what they're made for, and they shouldn't be having guns in the first place", said Rebecca Birch. "Teens began participating in the "No Lackin" Challenge" past yea...

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