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The SG Americas Securities LLC Raises Holdings in RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)
- February 11, 2018

The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $72.15. About 20.45 million shares traded or 25.23% up from the average. (NASDAQ:GCBC) has risen 33.65% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". The stock of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, November 1. (more...)
[Newsmaker] President Moon cautious on North Korean leader's invitation to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul . Moon. Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on their nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its US ally. (more...)
Kim Jong-un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

Every Olympics has its share of geopolitical back stories. Fireworks are set off as the Olympic torch is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea . (more...)
Girl, 11, dies after being stabbed at house in Wolverhampton Girl, 11, dies after being stabbed at house in Wolverhampton
- February 11, 2018

He is also being treated in hospital for a minor hand injury after being detained at the scene. The attack took place just two miles from the home the home where eight-year-old Mylee Billingham was stabbed to death two-and-a-half weeks ago. (more...)
Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson
- February 11, 2018

Johnson toured a camp that has taken in some of the estimated 650,000 Rohingya who fled from violent attacks past year. The United Nations has described the exodus from Rakhine state, and the military offensive which provoked it, as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". (more...)
Detained journalists told to leave Maldives Detained journalists told to leave Maldives
- February 11, 2018

However, no legal action will be taken against them, the Maldives government said in a press release. The Maldives police, however, clarified that no legal action will be taken against the two journalists. Amid the unrest, pro-opposition Maldives broadcaster RaajjeTV said on Friday it was going off the air because of threats from the country's military that it would close down news outlets that were "threatening national security". (more...)
Kim Jong-un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

She was promoted past year to the country's Politburo, the senior body of North Korea's communist party, as an alternate member. Kim Jo Jong carried a blue folder adorned with a seal, which was later confirmed to have contained a private message from Kim Jong Un himself. (more...)
Snow blankets Chicago as winter storm sweeps US Midwest Snow blankets Chicago as winter storm sweeps US Midwest
- February 10, 2018

About 23 million Americans are under winter weather alerts as an arctic front pushes from Montana through the Midwest, CNN meteorologists said. Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches so far in the Detroit area. (more...)
Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal
- February 10, 2018

Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington , DC. "I ran for office because I was very critical of President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said. Moving legislation swiftly through the upper chamber of Congress requires consent by all 100 members, but Paul objected. (more...)
Take your sweetheart to Ash Wednesday service Take your sweetheart to Ash Wednesday service
- February 10, 2018

Michael Fuller, explained that Lent commemorates the 40 days that Jesus spent in prayer and fasting in the desert after being baptized. "If Halloween fell on December 25, we would celebrate Christmas, not Halloween", he said. The Rev. Frank Kurucz expects St. Cajetan Church in Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood to again fill with parishioners on Ash Wednesday . That philosophy is reflected in the churchs prayer for Ash Wednesday , which is "hopeful in the power that God has come to ... (more...)
US House Passes Bipartisan Budget Measure Ending Government Shutdown US House Passes Bipartisan Budget Measure Ending Government Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The Senate eventually approved the bill, followed by the House, after that shutdown technically started. "Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" President Donald Trump congratulated Congress for passing a two-year budget agreement on Friday, painting the massive bill as a win for the military. (more...)
OraSure Technologies (OSUR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds OraSure Technologies (OSUR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds
- February 10, 2018

The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $20.16. About 1.57 million shares traded or 88.15% up from the average. Orasure Tech Inc ( NASDAQ :OSUR) has a market cap of $1.24 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 61.63 Million. (more...)
South Korea's Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure
- February 10, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook the hand of a smiling Kim Yo Jong , the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as he entered the VIP seating section, and again as the Korean athletes marched. They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other USA officials have warned against. (more...)
Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House
- February 10, 2018

Neither of those conditions applied on Friday. "We're going to continue to put all the pressure to bear economically and diplomatically, while preserving all of our military options to see that that happens", Pence told NBC. North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from US aggression. North Korea rolled out four Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for the parade which were carried on nine-axle transporter-erector-launchers. (more...)
President Donald Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe President Donald Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe
- February 10, 2018

White House counsel Don McGahn says in a letter to the committee that the memo contains "numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages" and asked the intelligence panel to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department. (more...)
Pence says 'no daylight' between allies on North Korea Pence says 'no daylight' between allies on North Korea
- February 10, 2018

Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace. One person who did not stand and applaud the joint Korean squad at the opening ceremony was U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea. (more...)
Ohio LEOs killed in shooting, suspect in custody Ohio LEOs killed in shooting, suspect in custody
- February 10, 2018

The City of Westerville has confirmed the second officer shot during a gun battle Saturday has died. The suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing. The officer was originally reported in critical condition by WBNS . The suspect was apprehended at the scene according to WHIO . Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter . (more...)
Reus returns as Dortmund beats Hamburg 2-Zero in Bundesliga Reus returns as Dortmund beats Hamburg 2-Zero in Bundesliga
- February 10, 2018

Reus' last game in a Dortmund shirt was in the DFB Cup final win against Eintracht Frankfurt on 27 May. Michy Batshuayi netted his third goal in two matches and Marco Reus returned from an eight-month injury layoff to help Borussia Dortmund beat SV Hamburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. (more...)
North Korean leader's sister to watch joint Korean hockey team
- February 10, 2018

The North has sent almost 500 people to the PyeongChang Games. He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Pence and the Kims seemed to go out of their way not to acknowledge each other. He also encountered Kim Jong-un's sister, Yo-jong, at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang later on the same day. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks
- February 10, 2018

Kim Yo Jong , a powerful figure in the North, is the first member of the ruling Kim dynasty to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean war. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at United Nations headquarters that Guterres sat near 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam at a dinner Friday night, and they were also near each other during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (more...)
Ryan believes he has the House votes to pass bipartisan budget deal Ryan believes he has the House votes to pass bipartisan budget deal
- February 10, 2018

The bill before the Senate would set up a roughly $300 billion increase in the budget caps over two years. Paul, angered at the huge spending increases at the centre of the deal, delayed passage for hours with a demand to vote on an amendment that would keep in place strict caps on spending that the deal would raise. (more...)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un impersonators crashed the Opening Ceremony Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un impersonators crashed the Opening Ceremony
- February 10, 2018

Yet obstacles were evident even amid the outreach. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are speaking while watching Olympic speedskaters compete, hours after Moon received a historic invitation to visit North Korea . (more...)
Joe Johnson expected to sign with Rockets after Kings buyout, per report Joe Johnson expected to sign with Rockets after Kings buyout, per report
- February 10, 2018

At 36, Johnson isn't close to the player he once was, but he's still capable of providing an offensive punch in a pinch. Joe Johnson will sign with the Houston Rockets once he completes his buyout with the Sacramento Kings , according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN . (more...)
Confirmed: Leeds United lineup v Sheffield United Confirmed: Leeds United lineup v Sheffield United
- February 10, 2018

Heckingbottom will have wondered exactly what he got himself into after watching that bit of questionable defending. "It's a good one for me and Chris because we were both local lads who grew up watching and playing in Yorkshire derbies", he told Sky Sports. (more...)
Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The government will shut down if congress fails to pass another spending bill on Friday. "I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of", Trump said . "My guess is they're going to pull that [ defense spending] out and they're going to send us back a bill that puts the defense of this nation again on a continuing resolution". (more...)
New Cavalier Larry Nance Jr. is a proud Browns fan New Cavalier Larry Nance Jr. is a proud Browns fan
- February 10, 2018

What is important, though, is that Hill will probably play more without the ball. "It's time to go to work". So, on the day of the trade deadline, general manager Koby Altman made not one, not two, but three deals to bring in new talent and ship off players who didn't excel alongside James. (more...)
Leadership is an art, allow Cyril to use it - Mantashe Leadership is an art, allow Cyril to use it - Mantashe
- February 10, 2018

ANC spokesman Pule Mabe said he didn't have details on the meeting. An ANC official in the Western Cape province said the schedule changes related to the party's push to force Zuma to stand down. The government also postponed an awards ceremony scheduled for today at which Zuma was due to officiate, effectively clearing the president's short-term diary. (more...)
President Trump signs budget deal passed overnight by Congress
- February 10, 2018

The strategy of the Republicans is crystal-clear: they put pressure to separate the budget issue from the Dreamers emergency in order to obtain the votes that the White House demanded, and postponed again a decision around more than 800,000 young people who fear being deported from their own country. (more...)
At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat
- February 10, 2018

The event unveiled a new short-range missile, which is based on the Russian Iskander ballistic missile but also shares many features of South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile, according to Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. (more...)
Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern Syria Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern Syria
- February 10, 2018

We review the key events in Syria, including Damascus accusing Washington of a war crime after a coalition airstrike reportedly killed scores of pro-government fighters, more than 70 people killed in Eastern Ghouta and Turkey resuming airstrikes on Afrin after a brief lull. (more...)

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