• North Atlantic Treaty Organisation still struggling to meet USA spending demands
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation still struggling to meet USA spending demands

Britain's government disputes the IISS's figures, presenting their own which show the United Kingdom spent 2.14 per cent in 2017 , and criticising the think tank's figure for having been calculated in U.S. Trump has since taking office past year pushed hard for greater burden-sharing by Europe and Canada. "But they should do that in a proportion...

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  • Australia is failing to improve Aboriginal lives, report says
Australia is failing to improve Aboriginal lives, report says

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of that apology, Rudd told the National Press Club of Australia yesterday that the conservative governments of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott had failed to maintain funding for overcoming disadvantage and concealed cutbacks through a lack of transparency.

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  • (Olympics) Joint Korean team loses to Japan in women's hockey
(Olympics) Joint Korean team loses to Japan in women's hockey

Also, according to the Washington Post , Pence struck a deal with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, with the US agreeing to hold talks with North Korea without preconditions and South Korea agreeing not to send aid to North Korea .

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  • IEA says oil supply could overtake demand in 2018
IEA says oil supply could overtake demand in 2018

The market earlier dropped after the Paris-based International Energy Agency said global oil supply would outstrip demand this year, prompting fears that efforts to reduce inventories would fall short of expectations. Surging output from its shale fields boosted output by 846,000 barrels per day in just the three months to November previous y...

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  • Youth Congress worker killed, hartal in Kannur
Youth Congress worker killed, hartal in Kannur

According to the Congress, Shuhaib, an office-bearer of the Youth Congress , and a few others were waiting in front of an eatery when few people came in a auto and threw bombs. Congress president Rahul Gandhi today expressed shock at the murder of the partys youth wing leader in Keralas Kannur district and hoped the perpetrators of the "cowardly...

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  • Mount Hood rescue operation: One climber dies after falling 300m, group stranded
Mount Hood rescue operation: One climber dies after falling 300m, group stranded

At least seven climbers remained on the mountain after the victim was airlifted, including one that sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. Other climbers were on the mountain Tuesday afternoon, but it's unknown if they are in trouble. Another group of climbers above the first group ended up joining them to wait for rescue crews, according to deput...

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  • Barnaby Joyce denies code of conduct breaches over Vikki Campion affair
Barnaby Joyce denies code of conduct breaches over Vikki Campion affair

He said that Campion worked on his federal election campaign as a media advisor in 2016, and later joined his staff until April past year, when she went to work with Canavan in a role for which he said she was "well qualified". "To Vikki Campion how deeply sorry I am that she has been dragged into this", Joyce said during a short statement outsid...

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  • Zijlstra quits after lying about Putin meeting
Zijlstra quits after lying about Putin meeting

Stepping down, Zijlstra told MPs Tuesday that the credibility of the country's foreign minister must be "beyond doubt, both inside and outside of the country". He acknowledged he was not at the meeting, but insisted he had heard about Mr Putin's remarks from a reliable source he needed to protect. Not only would it invalidate any criticism of Rus...

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  • United States women shut out Russian Federation
United States women shut out Russian Federation

Lamoureux's twin sister Jocelyne touched off an even larger brawl in a December 4-1 USA win in Grand Forks, N.D. When it was all over the referee had handed out 10 fighting majors and there were six US players in the penalty box, five Canadians.

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  • Faulty sensors possible cause of Russian plane crash
Faulty sensors possible cause of Russian plane crash

The Antonov An-148 departed Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and was headed to Orsk 900 miles away when it crashed Sunday . It plummeted into a snowy field outside of Moscow six minutes after takeoff, killing all 65 passengers and six crew on board.

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  • Poll Shows Cuomo's Numbers Drop, But Support For Proposals Is Strong
Poll Shows Cuomo's Numbers Drop, But Support For Proposals Is Strong

That amount includes $1.5 billion in higher taxes that would come unless NY "de-couples" some of its tax code provisions to the new federal tax law; Cuomo this week will introduce amendments to prevent the $1.5 billion tax hike, his administration said Monday.

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  • 'Atlanta' Trailer: New Season, New Name, New Threats
'Atlanta' Trailer: New Season, New Name, New Threats

Between racking up Grammy nominations and shooting " Star Wars " movies , the artistic polymath Donald Glover has somehow carved out time to make the second season of his Emmy-winning FX comedy, " Atlanta ". The show's first season was showered with awards in 2017. Starring and executive produced by Glover, Atlanta follows penniless Prin...

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  • Marys school board takes stand against proposed education bill
Marys school board takes stand against proposed education bill

The State Board is expected to respond to the request by February 27. "Second, all the information gathered at the meetings will go through a process to help the board put together interview question for the candidates and analyze candidates based on the qualities the public has said they believe are important".

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  • United States boosts aid to Jordan despite Trump's threats of cuts
United States boosts aid to Jordan despite Trump's threats of cuts

Iraq also is Opec's second-largest crude producer and home to the world's fifth-largest known reserves, though it has struggled to pay worldwide firms running them. "Iraqis feel that the world is with them". The United States, which has been embroiled in Iraq since its 2003 invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, did not directly give at t...

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  • India pledges $41m in aid for Palestinians during PM visit
India pledges $41m in aid for Palestinians during PM visit

The Indian leader also unveiled a model of what will be the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, calling it a "testament to tolerance" in the Muslim Gulf nation. The two sides renewed their commitment to work closely to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean region. India is likely to step up its military presence in Oman.

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  • Answer for environmentalist's death, Canada tells Iran
Answer for environmentalist's death, Canada tells Iran

Emami, 63, a professor and founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, was buried yesterday in the village of Ammami, around 40km north of Tehran . Those arrested included an Iranian-American dual national, Morad Tahbaz, CHRI said. In November, the conservative-linked Tasnim news agency accused Tahbaz of being a big-game hunter who was ...

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  • The Case Against Netanyahu: Highlights From the Police Investigation
The Case Against Netanyahu: Highlights From the Police Investigation

The prime minister has also expressed excessive praise for Trump, often serving as a bulwark against charges of anti-Semitism against a president who has been cheered by neo-Nazis . Various Israeli media reported that police had informed Netanyahu's lawyers that they were recommending his indictment in both corruption cases involving him that th...

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  • 'Highly Motivated' Federer Wants No. 1 ATP Ranking
'Highly Motivated' Federer Wants No. 1 ATP Ranking

Undaunted by his first final, Basic, ranked 129th in the world, was stronger on the key points and moved brilliantly around the court. "My philosophy is I play when I'm ready..." "I've always dreamed of a place in the top 100 and I managed to fulfill my dream today".

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  • Pyeongchang 2018: Canada's Mikael Kingsbury wins gold in men's moguls
Pyeongchang 2018: Canada's Mikael Kingsbury wins gold in men's moguls

Graham becomes the 13th Australian to win a medal at a Winter Olympics . Kingsbury's second run was far from ideal, and his 82.19 was the second top score from round two. Compatriot Sho Endo, fifth in the world cup rankings, set the highest score of 82.72 in a very high quality first final in which five athletes scored over 80 points.

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  • Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit
Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit

The North Korean defector singled out by President Donald Trump as a living example of the North's atrocities said Tuesday that Trump had set a milestone in global efforts to improve North Korea's human rights situation when he invited him and other defectors to his office.

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  • Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of child sex abuse
Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of child sex abuse

The Guardian says he "was renowned as one of football's more successful youth-team coaches and talent spotters" during the 1980s but has since served three prisons sentences in England and the USA for abusing underage boys. During closing speeches the prosecution stated that Bennell had also groomed the parents of complainants so that he could c...

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  • Robot Ski Team Beats Humans at Winter Olympics
Robot Ski Team Beats Humans at Winter Olympics

The wild windy weather at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, may have forced some alpine skiing races to be postponed , but there are some very different competitors out on the slopes that aren't fazed by the chill. The challenge is the latest robot-focused activity to take place at the PyeongChang Olympics, after a humanoid ro...

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  • 180-day deadline for banks to resolve bad loans
180-day deadline for banks to resolve bad loans

He also said that the Reserve Bank of India's decision would not have much impact on provisioning norms for banks. After enacting its first comprehensive bankruptcy regime in 2016, India previous year gave the central bank more powers to push lenders to deal with almost $150 billion in troubled bank loans .

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  • Commonwealth in secret succession plans
Commonwealth in secret succession plans

Although the group is ostensibly examining questions of "governance", one source is quoted by the BBC: " I imagine the question of the succession, however distasteful it may naturally be, will come up ". According to the BBC , the Queen is backing Prince Charles to succeed her and has sent senior members of her team around the world to campa...

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  • Queen Elizabeth II declares war on plastic
Queen Elizabeth II declares war on plastic

Buckingham Palace announced new measures to phase out plastic straws in public cafes, and an immediate ban on their use in staff dining rooms. "As part of that, we have taken a number of practical steps to cut back on the use of plastics", he said.

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