• USA government shutdown after Congress fails to vote
USA government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

The White House reacted positively, saying it is "pleased" that Congress has been able to meet defence spending requirements it requested. The Senate and the House had given Thursday's complete focus to the two-year budget deal to prevent the shutdown.

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  • North Korea to send Kim Jong Un's sister to Olympics
North Korea to send Kim Jong Un's sister to Olympics

President Donald Trump has criticised the policy of previous USA administrations towards North Korea and has already convinced the global community to significantly tighten sanctions against Pyongyang. Hong, the analyst, said Kim Yo Jong's presence would give North Korea a better opportunity to win South Korean help in reaching out to the United St...

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  • Abe cautions Moon on North Korea's 'charm offensive'
Abe cautions Moon on North Korea's 'charm offensive'

On Thursday, the two men met at the prime minister's home in Japan. Relations between the U.S. and North Korea have failed to thaw despite two of the most senior representatives of their countries coming face to face. Pence arrives in Seoul on Thursday for meetings with President Moon Jae-in just as South Korea seizes on the games for a diplomati...

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  • Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain
Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

And then Saturday through Sunday there is a possibility for freezing drizzle and freezing rain late Saturday night into Sunday morning across much of West Central Texas southeast of a line from Sweetwater to Anson to Haskell. The low will be around 12 with a north wind of 8 to 11 miles per hour. On Sunday , the chance of rain is 90 perce...

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  • 'Oh Hi!' Pepsi Launches 'Bubly' Sparkling Water
'Oh Hi!' Pepsi Launches 'Bubly' Sparkling Water

Eight flavors are being launched across the United States this month: called grapefruitbubly , limebubly , strawberrybubly , orangebubly , lemonbubly , applebubly , mangobubly and cherrybubly . The bubly line is helping PepsiCo meet one of its Performance with objective goals to have at least two-thirds of the global beverage portfolio v...

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  • Hospital Sisters Health System issues visitor restrictions due to flu
Hospital Sisters Health System issues visitor restrictions due to flu

It is important to note that this restriction is not in place for a pediatric patient visiting the hospital for an outpatient appointment. "The flu is a serious illness that should not be ignored", a hospital spokesperson said in a news release.

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  • House Passes Spending Bill Ending Overnight Government Shutdown
House Passes Spending Bill Ending Overnight Government Shutdown

The deal suspends a 2011 budget law championed by conservatives that set hard caps on discretionary spending and included an automatic trigger known as "sequester" cuts if Congress attempted to bust those spending caps. In a February 8 press conference, Pelosi said she wasn't trying to whip votes against the bill. "I was elected to combat Obama e...

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  • Trudeau pitches Canada's tech jobs to San Francisco market
Trudeau pitches Canada's tech jobs to San Francisco market

Several tech entrepreneurs in Canada said the University of Toronto, in particular, was a draw, thanks to its research in machine learning and other artificial intelligence , and that businesses also could be confident they could hire anyone they wanted, given immigration policy.

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  • Watch Nick Foles call and run fantastic Super Bowl play
Watch Nick Foles call and run fantastic Super Bowl play

Who is going to miss this or that for an endorsement deal? There will be plenty of distractions for the players now. Brady didn't stay on the field to shake hands with Eli Manning after New England's two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants, but he's not the only losing quarterback to bail postgame.

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  • Davis Davis attacks document suggesting United Kingdom access to European Union could be suspended
Davis Davis attacks document suggesting United Kingdom access to European Union could be suspended

British officials expect the next phases of the negotiations, which focus on the details of a transitional period - due to be agreed by March 22 - and then the final trade pact, will be by far the most hard. Mr Tsuruoka said he would not answer "hypothetical" questions about future United Kingdom customs relations with the EU, but said it is "expec...

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  • North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands
North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

They both donned the red, white, and blue Team USA winter jackets. An aircraft carrying the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the country's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam landed in the South on Friday, television pictures showed, in a historic first.

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  • Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) PT Set at $47.00 by Stephens
Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) PT Set at $47.00 by Stephens

It is down 0.00% since February 8, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500. Daniel Gold increased its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc ( SBGI ) by 17.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:SBGI). Mufg Americas owns 373 shares. J Goldman And Com Ltd Partnership holds 0.09% or 57,468 shares in its ...

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  • Russian Federation cuts North Koreans' stay to one year
Russian Federation cuts North Koreans' stay to one year

Speaking to reporters in New York, Matsegora said: "The ban on workers from North Korea will affect Russian economy, but we respect and fully implement the UN Security Council's decisions". In fact, North Korean workers earn enough to feed "13 members of his family", Matsegora added. Russia, however, will only be sending back workers who want to ...

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  • Trump signs bill ending United States government shutdown
Trump signs bill ending United States government shutdown

The bill was the result of a grand bargain with Senate Democrats, who also insisted in an increase in domestic spending, blowing through budget restraints even as the Trump administration implements tax cuts passed by Congress past year. Senate just passed the budget deal. It raises the federal debt limit until March 2019 and adds $90 billion in di...

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  • Olympics offer rare contact with N. Korea leader's powerful sister
Olympics offer rare contact with N. Korea leader's powerful sister

But all eyes are on Yo Jong - a key member of the Kim dynasty that has ruled the impoverished, isolated nation with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult over three generations. The Russians believed they had been incorrectly excluded from the Games but the decision was made to uphold the ban on their participation in PyeongChang .

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  • US spending-hike budget is a 'monstrosity'
US spending-hike budget is a 'monstrosity'

Trump's administration was already preparing for a halt in operations. The package would boost USA government spending on national defense and domestic programs by $300 billion over a two-year period, ending years of mandatory budget caps Republicans argued were hollowing out America's military and Democrats said were harming the needy.

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  • 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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