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North Korea says likely to compete in Olympics


Citing unnamed sources, Japan's Kyodo News service and broadcaster NHK said Chang was headed to Switzerland, where he could meet with International Olympic Committee officials. On Tuesday South Korea proposed holding high-level talks on January 9, and North Korea has since re-engaged the inter-Korean hotline at Panmunjeom. Read More »

Egypt hot air balloon pilot 'knocked out' moments before fatal crash


The ministry said that the other balloons, which were carrying over 400 passengers, all landed safely. The balloon took off shortly before sunrise and flew about 45 minutes at an altitude of 450 meters (1,476 feet) before the pilot lost control because of strong wind that forced a crash landing in a mountainous area, the officials said. Read More »

Rwanda, Uganda deny signing migrant deals with Israel


Sources said both Rwanda and Uganda opted to pull out of the deal despite diplomatic consequences with Israel because they prefer to protect their global image against criticism that they are collaborating to inflict more pain on fellow Africans. Read More »

More than a dozen dead as powerful blizzard batters United States east coast

Bomb cyclones can draw colder air in from the north, then blast out icy temperatures. The problem is this - the heart of cold air over North America and parts of the Arctic is now parked over Hudson Bay, Canada. "The city's Department of Education is shuttering schools all day Thursday as the powerful nor'easter moves through the New York/New Jersey region". Read More »

Elgethun Capital Management Invests $2232000 in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM)

They expect $0.99 EPS, up 10.00 % or $0.09 from last year's $0.9 per share. Bank Amer Corp now has $316.36B valuation. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $10. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation ( NYSE : XOM ) for 22,978 shares. The oil and gas company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.04. Read More »

Russian Federation and Syrian airstrikes kill 17 civilians in east Ghouta, says NGO

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids. Four bombs hit two buildings in a residential area, and the civilians were within. A government forces base, the only one in the region, was surrounded by rebels earlier this week. He recalled that at least four Su-24 bombers, two Su-35S fighter jets, an An-72 military transport aircraft and an ammunition depot had been destroyed at the Russian Khmeimim Air Base. Read More »

Baltimore residents are resorting to GoFundMe to heat their freezing public schools


Students have been wrapping themselves in blankets and heavy coats to stay warm inside their classrooms . Hogan said that on average, Maryland jurisdictions spend 50 percent of their budgets to support schools. Pugh said she and a team of city agencies are taking the lead to help reopen schools. Santelises said in a phone interview 60 schools had registered a complaint or issue by the end of the school day Wednesday, about a third of the system. Read More »

Wenger To Make 9 Changes | Expected Arsenal XI vs Nottingham Forest


At a news conference earlier on Friday, Wenger said he "100 percent" stood by his criticism of the officials. After the match, Wenger criticised declining standards of officiating and said that Dean had seen what he wanted to see. Arsenal will ring the changes in this encounter but we've predicted how Wenger will select his team against Nottingham Forest . "Last season we played [Manchester] City in the semi-final and Chelsea in the final... Read More »

Trump says he's 'like, really smart,' 'a very stable genius'


This week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called doubting Trump's mental stability "disgraceful and laughable". Trump prefaced his defenses by writing that his opponents in politics and the media "are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook" by questioning his mental stability. Read More »

Winter Storm Will Make East Coast Feel Like Mars


With 4-6 inches of snowfall expected in NY, sanitation workers are getting ready to deploy 2,200 plows to help clear the streets. Snow was reported in Savannah, Georgia, while freezing rain and ice covered broad areas of southern states. In this case, according to NOAA's ensemble tracks forecast , Grayson's central pressure could drop roughly 45 millibars in 24 hours ending Thursday evening just off southwestern Nova Scotia. Read More »

Saudi princes arrested over palace protest


Saudi Arabia previous year rounded up dozens of royal family members, current and former senior officials in a crackdown on corruption that has also strengthened the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . The account was collaborated by the Arabic-language Okaz daily. The government's Center for International Communication will seek more information from relevant authorities, it said in response to a request for a comment about the detentions. Read More »

Washington freezes $125 million funds for Palestinian refugees


News of the freeze could be seen as punishment after the Palestinian Authority chose to suspend contact with the White House following the Trump administration's decision to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Trump said on Twitter. Trump's move was slammed by most of the global community and at the UN General Assembly. Washington is the largest donor to the agency, with a pledge of almost $370 million as of 2016, according to UNRWA's website. Read More »

Kuwait Investigates Collapse of Barrier at Gulf Cup Final


It ended 5-4 on penalties for Oman. At least 27 people are injured after the incident at the Gulf Cup final. Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah visited injured fans in hospital, with images of his visit posted on social media by the Kuwait FA. Read More »

Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins killed in plane crash


The propeller, cockpit and front section of fuselage was crumpled, and the seaplane's landing floats were raised separately. Air crash investigation records, first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper on Thursday and reviewed by Reuters, show an airplane with the same serial number crashed 21 years earlier, when it was being used as a crop duster. Read More »

Southwestern Energy (SWN) PT Set at $7.00 by Royal Bank of Canada

The Oklahoma-based Bridgecreek Invest Ltd Company has invested 0.06% in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN ). The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $5.86. When investors engage in short selling or "shorting a stock", they actually borrow shares from an existing owner, sell the borrowed shares at market price, and take the cash. Read More »

DHS issues new rules for searching electronic devices at the border


The agency claims that with these searches, it was able to find export controls violations, evidence of terrorist activity, child porn, "intellectual property rights violations", and more. Fort Worth was the final stop. The lawsuit represents 10 US citizens and one green card holder, which the ACLU says had their rights violated when border officials searched their smartphones or other electronic devices when they were returning from travel overseas. Read More »

Houses Of Worship Damaged By Natural Disasters Can Now Receive FEMA Aid


FEMA announced the policy change Tuesday, saying it will allow religious groups nationwide to qualify for certain disaster recovery funds that were previously available to secular nonprofits. A government that truly values religious freedom can never be in the business of building churches . American Atheists argued, however, that churches do not provide "essential government-type services" and should therefore be satisfied with being eligible for federally subsidized loans and ... Read More »

Iran foreign minister ridicules Trump UN 'blunder'


Zarif said that Trump has "an odd way of showing "such respect" for Iranians: from labeling them a "terrorist nation" & banning them from visiting the U.S., to petty insults on the name of the Persian Gulf". However, Trump has refused to keep his end of the bargain. US officials from across the political spectrum, preferably joined by foreign counterparts, should continue to defend Iranians' right to free expression and peaceful protest and underscore the regime's transgressions. Read More »

Fire breaks out at Hillary and Bill Clinton's house in Chappaqua


Hillary Clinton's communication director Nick Merrill tweeted that the fire was in a building on the property used by the secret service, not the main residence. Neither of the Clintons were home at time and no injuries were reported. The fire is out now, according to Mendoza. The fire occurred at 15 Old House Lane. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Luv Tyagi's luck finally runs out, gets evicted!


However, Hina says she has given her 1000% during the tasks. Hina accused Luv of attacking his friends in order to win tasks and said that his fans were disappointed with him and he didn't deserve to be in the game. Hina tells Shilpa she is overconfident, and she needs to be more involved. After the task, Shilpa tells Puneesh that she has always tried to keep the contestants together as a family, while Hina and her ilk are happy when others are fighting. Read More »

Ashley Wagner 'Furious' After 4th Place in Free Skate


Four years ago, the odd woman out was Nagasu despite finishing third at nationals. Wagner placed sixth in Sochi after she contributed to a bronze medal in the new team event. I'm in a performance sport and it's an opinion-based sport. "I am absolutely furious". She's already a three-time national champion, she already has an Olympic medal, this is all just icing on the cake. Read More »

Winter storm challenges US East Coast energy complex

He flew in to New York City, where temperatures have been below freezing since Christmas Day, just 24 hours before the blizzard struck. Closure of schools and offices across the USA have been announced on Wednesday while no fewer than 2,700 flights have been cancelled ahead of a major winter storm on Thursday, called a " bomb cyclone ". Read More »

Kobach files 2 more criminal voter fraud complaints


Trump had now asked the Department of Homeland Security to investigate and decide what action was needed, the White House said. Trump attacked Democrats for the failure of his maligned voter fraud commission . "The Democrats, both on and off the commission, made very clear that they were not interested in determining the scope and extent of voter fraud and, indeed, they were trying to stop the commission in its tracks", Kobach said. Read More »

Search for missing flight MH370 set to resume


A fruitless search for traces of the airlines led by Australia, China and Malaysia ended in January past year. Research vessel Seabed Constructor, leased by exploration firm Ocean Infinity , has set off from South Africa for the Indian Ocean with the aim of arriving in the search zone by mid-January, a source familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Mega Millions climbs to fourth largest jackpot in history


The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.586 billion, which was won last January. A person in South Florida is now a multi-millionaire after their Mega Millions lottery ticket matched all five white balls in Tuesday's drawing. The jackpots total approximately $968 million - one of the largest combined payouts ever. No one has hit the jackpot since October 25. And the chances of winning both, for those of you thinking really big? The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are ... Read More »

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea


However, the North Korean leader softened his tone regarding South Korea in the same speech. Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (R-S.C.) on Monday said if North Korea goes to the Winter Olympics, the USA should not attend. Read More »

Running back Ronald Jones II declares for National Football League draft


The speedy, durable Jones has been an excellent heir to the Trojans' Tailback U. tradition, finishing fifth in school history with 3,619 yards while averaging 6.1 yards per carry. 6 overall. Affectionately referred to as the "Texas Tesla", the speedster upped the ante in his sophomore year, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark and earning All- Pac-12 second team honors. Read More »