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North Korean pair skaters disappointed in finish but 'proud to have participated' North Korean pair skaters disappointed in finish but 'proud to have participated'
- February 16, 2018

Despite this and North Korea's abysmal human rights record, CNN declared Kim Yo Jong was " stealing the show " at the Olympics , and Reuters penned a piece quoting analysts as saying North Korea was going for a "diplomacy gold medal". (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Eagles crash again Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Eagles crash again
- February 16, 2018

World champions Germany remain top of the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings published on Thursday as there was no move in the top 10 during a last month in which few internationals took place. Those losses by the African trio, and others in the continent, can be attributed both to results in the recent friendlies and to the devaluation of last year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in calculating points tallies. (more...)
Japanese women notches 1st Olympic victory 4-1 over Korea Japanese women notches 1st Olympic victory 4-1 over Korea
- February 16, 2018

The source said the trip would be "sometime after the Olympic Games ", which are due to finish on February 25. When South Korean police were called to the game, Howard claimed the North Korean minders left him and "ran away". However, on Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea's ice hockey association said the puck would instead be sent to the Hall of Fame. Approximately US$1.8 million will be spent on food, accommodation and venue fees, the official said. (more...)
Valentine's Day Horror: What is Known About Florida School Shooting Spree
- February 16, 2018

He ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , a public school of some 3,000 students outside Boca Raton. He said: "I'm scared for the other parents here". The president tweeted: 'My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the bad Florida shooting. (more...)
Tillerson wants more cooperation with Turkey on Syria Tillerson wants more cooperation with Turkey on Syria
- February 16, 2018

Southern Syria has become the world's most unsafe war zone, even more risky than the Korean Peninsula, according to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. On Tuesday, Russia's foreign minister accused the US of trying to create a quasi-state in eastern Syria . In September 2014, the United States had no allies on the ground when it began bombing the Islamic State in Syria . (more...)
In aftermath of Florida school shooting, Trump avoids comment on gun laws In aftermath of Florida school shooting, Trump avoids comment on gun laws
- February 16, 2018

President Trump , who was endorsed by the gun lobby during his run to the White House, pointed to all this in suggesting there was a failure in monitoring and reporting. That's when police say Nikolas Cruz , equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets. (more...)
Horny Nationals MPs Are Extremely Angry About The PM's New Sex Ban Horny Nationals MPs Are Extremely Angry About The PM's New Sex Ban
- February 16, 2018

They caused further harm. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused Barnaby Joyce of making a " shocking error of judgment " by having an office affair which had hurt his wife, his four daughters and his new partner who is due to give birth in April. (more...)
Jeff Sessions' absurd response to the Parkland school shooting Jeff Sessions' absurd response to the Parkland school shooting
- February 16, 2018

We'll have LIVE coverage from the scene on Channel 2 Action News at Noon . He killed at least 17 people in what is now being characterized as one of the deadliest mass shootings in USA history. Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters: "We received no warnings". The woman, who has not been named, was filmed in the wake of Wednesday's massacre, which saw her terrified son trapped in the school for 45 minutes. (more...)
Tillerson breaks protocol by meeting Turkey's Erdogan without translator Tillerson breaks protocol by meeting Turkey's Erdogan without translator
- February 16, 2018

Washington is backing the militia in Syria in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS ). "Our ally's decision to give financial support to the YPG. Turkey considers the YPG a "terrorist" group linked to Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey's own borders. However, this may change as the YPG priorities are also changing. (more...)
Senate Heads to Immigration Showdown Votes With No Clear Outcome Senate Heads to Immigration Showdown Votes With No Clear Outcome
- February 16, 2018

A trouble spot is that some senators, including Republicans, continue to negotiate separately from the White House, forcing the administration to spend time quickly swatting down a profusion of different ideas. Under that measure, the roughly 700,000 immigrants covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, could apply for citizenship within 10 to 12 years. (more...)
IAF chopper crashes in Assam, two pilots killed IAF chopper crashes in Assam, two pilots killed
- February 16, 2018

Wing commanders Jai Paul James and D Vats, the two young IAF pilots lost their lives when the aircraft which took off from Rowriah airport in Jorhat crashed at the Sumoi Mari village. A senior IAF official said that more details can only be revealed after reaching the spot. The wrecked chopper was found in Sumoima Chapori - the sand island off the banks of Brahmaputra. (more...)
Panchkula: Woman dies after hair gets entangled in go-kart Panchkula: Woman dies after hair gets entangled in go-kart
- February 16, 2018

The hair of the woman, identified as 28-year-old Puneet Kaur's, got tangled in the wheel, ripping off her scalp. This content is restricted to site members. According to The Free Press Journal , Kaur was immediately rushed to a Civil Hospital in Panchkula where she was declared brought dead. They are yet to record the statements of Puneet's family members. (more...)
Metallica to be presented with Polar Music Prize Metallica to be presented with Polar Music Prize
- February 16, 2018

It puts us in very distinguished company. Singer and guitarist James Hetfield added: "As myself and as Metallica I'm grateful to have this as part of our legacy, our history". The prize was first presented in 1992. Metallica intend to donate the prize money to its All Within My Hands Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting and enriching the lives of the members of the communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. (more...)
In tweet, Trump says there were signs Florida shooter was 'big problem' In tweet, Trump says there were signs Florida shooter was 'big problem'
- February 16, 2018

A student told WFOR-TV that other students "knew it was going to be him". Israel said that Cruz had an AR-15 type weapon, and countless magazines in his possession. "I think I'm gonna hold him a little tighter tonight", she said. "'Be safe, Mom, stay away'". "She's afraid to speak", a man who identified himself as Caesar Figueroa and said his daughter was inside the school, told CBS News . (more...)
Ex-Oxfam official to give 'his version' on sex scandal Ex-Oxfam official to give 'his version' on sex scandal
- February 16, 2018

The charity has been criticised for the way it handled the investigation into the allegations, something for which it has issued an "unreserved apology" to the Government, donors, supporters and the people of Haiti. Britain warned on Wednesday it would cut off ties with foreign aid charities that cover up sex scandals after revelations involving Oxfam, which has seen a spate in cancellations of donations. (more...)
Federal appeals court: Trump travel ban unconstitutional Federal appeals court: Trump travel ban unconstitutional
- February 16, 2018

In a 9-4 vote, the Richmond-based court upheld a Maryland district judge's preliminary injunction against the ban taking full effect and ruled that the travel restrictions violate the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which bars the government establishment of a religion. (more...)
Oxfam ambassador and film producer Livia Firth rails against sex scandal Oxfam ambassador and film producer Livia Firth rails against sex scandal
- February 16, 2018

He denied giving the woman money but said the liaison "fuelled rumours" and had left his leadership and Oxfam "compromised". Amid allegations that Oxfam UK aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti and Chad while administering humanitarian aid, Catholic aid organizations are responding with prayers, strong condemnation, and renewed commitments to protect the vulnerable. (more...)
Airbus profits soar despite new charge on A400M military plane Airbus profits soar despite new charge on A400M military plane
- February 16, 2018

It "finally delivered" a record 181 aircraft previous year "despite persistent engine issues", said Mr Enders. Revenues were little moved, lifting 200 million euros (£178 million) to 66.8 billion euros (£59.3 billion). "The A320neo ramp-up remains challenging and requires that the engine suppliers deliver in line with commitments", Airbus said. However, it promised that the charge would draw a line under the contract after years of cost overruns and performance setbacks. (more...)
Police Say Florida Shooter's Social Media Profiles Were 'Very, Very Disturbing' Police Say Florida Shooter's Social Media Profiles Were 'Very, Very Disturbing'
- February 16, 2018

Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said that the American nation has a heavy heart following the shooting . The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday's campus massacre in Parkland, Florida , according to a video blogger. (more...)
Government demands equal treatment to OFWs in Kuwait Government demands equal treatment to OFWs in Kuwait
- February 16, 2018

The ban came after Filipino domestic worker Joanna Daniella Demafelis, 29, was found dead in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait. Officials had stated Filipino workers that were satisfied with their conditions in Kuwait were not obligated to flee their employers. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to stand up 2 new commands to counter Russian aggression North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to stand up 2 new commands to counter Russian aggression
- February 16, 2018

Only eight of the 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member countries are forecast to reach this year the alliance's spending guideline of 2 percent of GDP as the world's biggest military alliance works to turn around over a quarter century of military cuts. (more...)
FCC investigating Ajit Pai over relationship with Sinclair FCC investigating Ajit Pai over relationship with Sinclair
- February 16, 2018

Meanwhile, the FCC has stopped the informal shot clock on its vetting of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger while it awaits action by the Department of Justice. The investigation will reportedly also look into whether Pai and his aides "improperly coordinated with Sinclair on those rule changes". One is a seemingly obscure decision [PDF] made less than one month into his chairmanship to "rescind in its entirety and effective immediately" internal FCC rules concerning the review of ... (more...)
Terrifying footage from inside Florida school shooting Terrifying footage from inside Florida school shooting
- February 16, 2018

Sheree Spaulding hugs her son, Justin, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland , Fla., as she speaks to members of the media after picking up her son at a nearby hotel, Wednesday, Feb. The Florida attorney general's office said it would pay for victims' funeral expenses. Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had earlier expelled Cruz for disciplinary reasons, authorities said. (more...)
Weather Forecast: Snowy start to the weekend ahead! Weather Forecast: Snowy start to the weekend ahead!
- February 16, 2018

North wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the afternoon. Sunday night the low could drop to 22 degrees. Friday: Sunny, high near 23. First on Saturday , in the mild southerly winds with the main frontal system - most likely a wind advisory will be in effect for some areas - mainly through the middle part of the day on Saturday . (more...)
Malaysia further downgrading ties with N. Korea year after assassination Malaysia further downgrading ties with N. Korea year after assassination
- February 16, 2018

The repercussions from the killing are still being felt. The North Koreans paused - and began bellowing out a 600-year-old Korean folk song, waving their unification flags in synchronised moves. When asked what exact steps North Korea would have to take to get sanctions relief, he said: "I don't know". North Korea's red-clad " army of beauties " cheerleaders are a key weapon in Pyongyang's arsenal for its Winter Olympics charm offensive - but to some Southerners they illustrate ... (more...)
John Kelly and the Complicity Machine John Kelly and the Complicity Machine
- February 16, 2018

He added, "If a person who commits domestic violence gets in the government, then there's a breakdown in the system". Some officials within the White House and some of the president's outside advisers have singled out Mr Kelly for criticism for his handling of the episode. (more...)
Trump explicitly denounces domestic violence Trump explicitly denounces domestic violence
- February 16, 2018

Porter left the White House last week after two former wives said he abused them. The president insisted that Porter had denied the accusations, and wished him a successful career. "I think it is allowing things to be investigated, and a mere allegation not being the determining factor", Sanders said. "If past practice had been adhered to, the White House counsel's office would have been extensively involved with personnel security". (more...)
Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz member of white nationalist militia, group's leader says Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz member of white nationalist militia, group's leader says
- February 16, 2018

Photo President Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Thursday. One comment read, " I'm going to be a professional school shooter ". "My friends and teachers were shot". Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, is suspected of inflicting carnage with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on Wednesday afternoon. "I want to show these people exactly what's going on when these children are facing bullets flying through classrooms and students are dying trying to get an education". (more...)
Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting
- February 16, 2018

Trump's address came about two hours after the president issued a proclamation honoring the victims of one of the worst school shootings in US history, ordering the American flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings and grounds. (more...)
House Panel Launches Probe into Trump Aide's Employment Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations House Panel Launches Probe into Trump Aide's Employment Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations
- February 16, 2018

Porter was denied a final security clearance, who at the White House was aware of this information, and how Mr. -Via NBC News: " More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president's daughter, son-in-law and his top legal counsel". (more...)

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