• UN Permits North Korean Officials to Visit South Korea
UN Permits North Korean Officials to Visit South Korea

US journalists were briefly let into a room to see them shake hands and exchange pleasantries via translators before being ushered away. He spoke after paying tribute at a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in the sinking of a warship in 2010 that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

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  • Chekka Chivantha Vaanam First Look: Mani Ratnam & Simbu's Next Film's Poster Unveiled
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam First Look: Mani Ratnam & Simbu's Next Film's Poster Unveiled

The Tamil version will be called Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and the Telegu version is titled Nawab . The film features an all-star cast comprising of Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi , Arvind Swami, Arun Vijay , Jyotika, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Aditi Rao Hydari, who reunites with Ratnam after Kaatru Veliyidai .

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  • Eastwood makes real heroes the stars in 'The 15:17 to Paris'
Eastwood makes real heroes the stars in 'The 15:17 to Paris'

But Eastwood had another plan: They would play themselves. "Three weeks before shooting, he's like 'Do you guys want to do it yourselves?' and we were like 'What?" Eastwood, 87, was sure. "For them to be honored for what they did in such a big way is awesome because it's something we've always wanted but we just didn't know how we could do that...

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  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests on Afzal Guru death anniversary
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests on Afzal Guru death anniversary

Contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed in the areas where restrictions have been imposed. The puppet authorities have put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Bil...

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  • Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex
Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex

The Times reported that the charity, which is the UK's fifth biggest, allowed three men to resign and fired four others for gross misconduct following an internal probe in 2011 into sexual exploitation, bullying and intimidation. Despite the admission, Oxfam did not sack the Belgian staff member, who was instead offered a " phased and dignified ex...

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  • Mitch McConnell Lauds 2-Year Budget Deal as Vote Nears
Mitch McConnell Lauds 2-Year Budget Deal as Vote Nears

The performance had no immediate impact on Republican leaders, who have not agreed to a vote. She says it should be "bipartisan, transparent and unifying". Trump would create a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children. It also would provide hurricane and wildfire disaster aid.

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  • House Passes Budget Measure Ending Gov't Shutdown
House Passes Budget Measure Ending Gov't Shutdown

The plan, however, does not address the high-profile issue of immigration, a key sticking point for many Democrats, but does increase spending caps by $300 billion for the Pentagon and domestic priorities, a crucial incentive for getting enough votes from both parties.

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  • Congress Passes Budget Deal, Gov't Re-Opens With Trump Signature
Congress Passes Budget Deal, Gov't Re-Opens With Trump Signature

After the procedural vote, there are up to 30 hours of debate - but nearly all of that time is expected to be yielded back. But Friday's episode was less about strategy and more about aimless drift. It also would increase the government's debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on USA obligations that looms in a few weeks. Both McConnell and Se...

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  • Elon Musk's Tesla Will Overshoot Mars
Elon Musk's Tesla Will Overshoot Mars

The loss was narrower than Wall Street had expected , however. The electric auto company continues to predict it will be able to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week by the end of the second quarter of this year. Among the topics likely to be discussed on the conference call later today with analysts and investors are those shifting productio...

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  • #MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer
#MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer

Garcia said she would comply with the investigation. Fierro, who was 25 at the time , said he was interviewed by an outside law firm hired by the Assembly Rules Committee last Friday. "He was in shock, I was in shock - but the culture was very different back then, '" said Lerna Shirinian, Mr. Calderon's communications director. They confirmed to...

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  • Didi, SoftBank Aim Japanese Taxi Venture
Didi, SoftBank Aim Japanese Taxi Venture

DiDi and SoftBank aim to commence trial services in Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Tokyo and other locations within this year. Chen Ting, General Manager for the Express Mobility Group of DiDi Chuxing, commented: "Strategic partnerships with industry players like Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will enable us to pool our strengths and resources to meet diversi...

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  • How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Opening Ceremony
How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Opening Ceremony

But ski jumpers Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito will march with 35 other Japanese athletes behind flagbearer Noriaki Kasai at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium , according to an announcement made by the Japanese Olympic Committee on Friday. Three American women qualified in the first round of Women's Moguls: Morgan Schild, Jaelin Kauf and Keaton McCargo...

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  • Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning
Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning

Barnier added that three "substantial" disagreements remain with between Downing Street and Brussels over plans for a transition period after Brexit, adding: "If these disagreements persist the transition is not a given". Mr Barnier was in London earlier this week for a working lunch with Mr Davis, where he told the Government " the time has come t...

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  • Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump
Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump

Steele insisted through Waldman that a bipartisan letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee should be written, asking him to testify before the congressmen in their probe into alleged Russian collusion, before the meeting could be arranged.

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  • Deadly battle with Syrian regime forces complicates Trump's Syria strategy
Deadly battle with Syrian regime forces complicates Trump's Syria strategy

In a statement from the State Department, Washington threw its weight behind a United Nations call for a new ceasefire in Ghouta and demanded that Russian Federation rein in its ally, Bashar Al-Assad. Eastern Ghouta , which lies just east of the capital Damascus, is controlled by rebel factions including Islamists. It is estimated that 4...

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  • Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already'
Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already'

Instead, Kelly and others oversaw an elevation in Porter's standing. Meanwhile, the Porter that Kelly and other top staff saw every day at the White House was excellent at his job and cordial to his colleagues. Porter never received a permanent clearance. When Kelly, then secretary of Homeland Security moved to the White House, he was widely ...

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  • Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies
Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies

They "were likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for Daesh from 2014 to 2017", the official said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. "Syria confirms that the US, Britain and France bear full responsibility for obstructing the global investigation of the use of toxic chemical materials by covering the...

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  • Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets
Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitoring group, says Tuesday marked the " largest massacre in Syria " since April's chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province when more than 80 people were killed. The SSRC is promoted by the Syrian government as a civilian research institute but the U.S. accuses the agency of...

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  • Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility Targeted by Overnight Airstrikes
Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility Targeted by Overnight Airstrikes

The UN humanitarian coordinator for Syria , Panos Moumtzis, had called for the ceasefire to allow aid convoys to reach civilians in Eastern Ghouta . The head of the International Inquiry commission on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro said in a statement that the ongoing siege of Eastern Ghouta by the government of Syria involves the violation of int...

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  • Pipeline Construction Resumes, as Groups Condemn DEP Decision
Pipeline Construction Resumes, as Groups Condemn DEP Decision

In response to the Jan. 3 order , Sunoco submitted an Initial Response on January 12, 2018, as well as two supplemental responses on January 22 and 29, 2018 in response to DEP requests for additional information and clarification. In a statement , DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said the Department will continue to monitor and enforce the conditi...

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  • Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms
Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms

A Japanese school's plan to introduce Armani-branded uniforms for its students, at a cost of almost $750 a pop, has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament . "I'm anxious that a wrong notion that something expensive is good and something cheap is bad could be imprinted on children", said the woman, whose child is s...

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  • Egypt army launches major anti-terrorism security operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
Egypt army launches major anti-terrorism security operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

The operation covers areas in Sinai, the Delta and the Western Desert, and the border cities, said Tamer el Refai, a spokesperson of the armed forces. Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport where the doomed Russian plane took off before crashing last month, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits on...

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  • SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son plans telecom unit IPO
SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son plans telecom unit IPO

The money from the initial public offering would be used to bolster the Japanese technology and investment conglomerate's finances, which have been strained by a series of huge acquisitions in recent years. The discount frustrates executives at SoftBank . This would be below the 33.3 percent threshold above which SoftBank would be required to ma...

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  • Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months
Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months

Conversely, 43 percent disapprove. "Given the overwhelmingly negative coverage President Trump has received (in the 90% negative range) and the overwhelmingly positive coverage President Obama enjoyed (remember the late night comedian who complained that there was nothing to joke about early in Obama's presidency?), these approval polls reveal ...

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  • The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018
The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

But even that outcome is far from certain amid the chaos that's forced a second, at least momentary, government shutdown in the past three weeks. The Senate approved it earlier on Friday. It also would increase the government's debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on US obligations that looms in just a few weeks. It raises the federal debt...

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