• China to Probe US Sorghum Subsidies, Adding to Trade Tensions
China to Probe US Sorghum Subsidies, Adding to Trade Tensions

The ministry said it had initiated the investigation on its own because the local sector included a large number of small growers who were unable to prepare the necessary documentation. law instead of through the World Trade Organization. Texas and Kansas, major Republican strongholds or "red states", produce most of the US sorghum crop.

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  • Singapore Airlines to Launch Blockchain-Based Loyalty Wallet
Singapore Airlines to Launch Blockchain-Based Loyalty Wallet

Both German airline conglomerate Lufthansa and Air New Zealand past year teamed up with Swiss start-up Winding Tree to build blockchain-based travel apps as the companies look at new ways of distributing tickets and services to customers. It is now signing up retail partners before the wallet launches. Overall, the company said it will invest hun...

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  • Nassar sentenced to 40 - 125 years in Eaton County
Nassar sentenced to 40 - 125 years in Eaton County

Nassar was no longer allowed to treat patients at USA Gymnastics, but he continued to abuse young girls at Michigan State amid a slow FBI investigation. Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to 40 to 125 years in prison, ending a remarkable three weeks of court hearings that dramatically personalized the pain and suffering the former doctor caused fo...

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  • Fred Warmbier to Attend Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony with Pence — WashPost
Fred Warmbier to Attend Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony with Pence — WashPost

North Korea's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Chang Ung landed in South Korea Sunday to attend an IOC meeting later this week in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon, saying he hoped for a successful Winter Games. However, it is yet unclear whether the United States and the North are willing to sit down for talks. US Vice President Mike Penc...

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  • Any immigration plan without border wall 'waste of time'
Any immigration plan without border wall 'waste of time'

The senators' plan would create a road to legal status for "Dreamers" who arrived in the U.S.by the end of 2013 and meet other criteria, including no convictions for serious crimes. Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after the Senate reached an agreement to end the government shutdown on January 22.

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  • Tillerson says U.S. considering Venezuela oil sale restrictions
Tillerson says U.S. considering Venezuela oil sale restrictions

Venezuela is the third-largest oil supplier to the U.S. But taking the next step - banning sales of Venezuelan oil in the United States and halting refining of Venezuelan crude by US companies - is more complicated because of the potential harm to the already suffering Venezuelan people as well as to American businesses and neighboring countrie...

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  • Russian jet downed and pilot killed by Syrian militants
Russian jet downed and pilot killed by Syrian militants

Russia conducted a massive attack with the use of high precision weapons on the area, from where terrorists launched a MANPAD missile that shot down the Russian Su-25 attack aircraft on Saturday night, February 3. A video circulating on social media showed a lifeless body of a man, his face stained with blood, as bearded gunmen stand around him. T...

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  • Only surviving Paris attacks suspect faces justice
Only surviving Paris attacks suspect faces justice

French police officers escort a convoy understood to be transporting Salah Abdeslam , the prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, from a Paris area prison to a Brussels courthouse, on February 5, 2018. Abdeslam has refused point-blank to speak to investigators throughout the almost two years since his arrest, which capped a four-mont...

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  • Illini travel to No. 17 Ohio State
Illini travel to No. 17 Ohio State

We're doing things on a more consistent basis and with that comes confidence. If Notre Dame can keep the scores low this weekend I think it can pick up a nice road sweep. Andre Wesson will get his first start of the season in Williams' place. As for the Illini, the team has played better since an embarrassing 25-point loss at Wisconsin .

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  • Iran Accuses US of
Iran Accuses US of "Shamelessly Threatening" Russia with Nuclear Weapons

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has addressed the recently released US Nuclear Posture Review, which designates Iran , China , Russia and North Korea as potential threats to US national security. Speaking about Iran's rights to boost its own defence capabilities, he continued: "Once the legitimacy and righteousness of war become clear to the peo...

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  • Gutsy trick play gives underdog Eagles 10-point lead on Patriots
Gutsy trick play gives underdog Eagles 10-point lead on Patriots

Brady finished the game with 505 passing yards and three touchdowns but could not deliver when it mattered most , his desperate pass falling to the ground in the end zone as time expired. The extended halftime, which is known to catch players off guard, will be a stressor for the Eagles and workmanlike for the Patriots. Philadelphia's Als...

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  • At Least One Dead as Heavy Snow, Freezing Rain Batters Russia
At Least One Dead as Heavy Snow, Freezing Rain Batters Russia

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared school attendance non-mandatory on Monday and urged commuters to use public transportation instead of cars, while more than 100 flights from Moscow were delayed due to the snowstorm, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

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  • An opening for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein
An opening for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein

Nixon's decision during the Watergate scandal to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, an order that led to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. While much in the memo seems aimed at providing fodder for critics of the Russian Federation investigation, some of the details illustrat...

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  • Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day
Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

PM Abbasi reaffirmed Pakistan's support to the people of Kashmir and their leaders fighting for freedom from 'Indian rule.' He said that Indian government knew it could not suppress the struggle of Kashmiris even if they tried. The prime minister observed that even after the passage of more than seven decades, the people of Jammu and Kashmir had be...

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  • Japan successfully launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket
Japan successfully launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket

The launch of the smallest rocket ever to carry a payload into orbit took place on February 3, Saturday. A year after its tiny, experimental rocket failed to reach orbit a year ago , the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched (via Engadget ) an experimental rocket into orbit this weekend, the smallest ever to do so...

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  • Messy travel forecast for ME during Super Bowl
Messy travel forecast for ME during Super Bowl

Snow covered roadways will create hazardous travel and visibilities may be reduced at times due moderate to briefly heavy snow, according to the NWS. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Lake and McHenry counties in IL from 9 p.m. early Tuesday morning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. First, the cold. Wind chills leading into Monda...

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  • Merkel and Schulz fail to produce coalition deal
Merkel and Schulz fail to produce coalition deal

Speaking at the end of talks on February 3, conservative politician Michael Grosse-Broemer said the two blocs meant to stick to the timeframe but issues like labor policy, healthcare and rents still needed to be resolved. "I'm going into talks with goodwill today, but I also expect that we'll face hard negotiations in today's session", she added. ...

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  • Before Super Bowl, Trump renews disdain for kneeling players
Before Super Bowl, Trump renews disdain for kneeling players

But most of all, enjoy the entire spectacle that is Super Bowl Sunday . The Patriots' Tom Brady is the biggest name in American Football - one of only two players to win five Super Bowls, and the only player to win them all playing for one team.

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  • North and South Korea's ice hockey team lose in debut
North and South Korea's ice hockey team lose in debut

The area had two ski resorts, but they struggled to muster enough snow to attract visitors. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Friday invited North Korea to participate in the next month's Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.

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  • No more dress rehearsals as Super Bowl LII is finally upon us
No more dress rehearsals as Super Bowl LII is finally upon us

However, the only familiar faces from that game are both on the Patriots sideline: quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. It would not be surprising to see the Eagles create two-or-more turnovers against Brady and the Patriots.

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  • UK's May under pressure as Conservatives at war over Brexit
UK's May under pressure as Conservatives at war over Brexit

In an interview with Sky News Mrs May was asked whether the £9 billion-worth of deals struck during her three-day trip showed it was possible to increase trade with countries like China without a free trade agreement and that the United Kingdom could therefore remain "very closely aligned with the EU, and a customs union too".

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