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Trump bets on North Korea to break his losing streak

Stung by domestic defeat after a losing battle with Democrats in Washington, D.C., this winter, President Donald Trump hopes his negotiating skills can achieve better results some 8,000 miles away when he meets with North Korea’s leader in Vietnam later this month.


Irish backstop can't be changed for Brexit deal: Estonian president

MUNICH (Reuters) - There can be no changes to the Irish “backstop”, an arrangement to avoid a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told Reuters.


Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in his latest attempt to weaken ties between regional rival Saudi Arabia and America.


Russian Flag Is Unfurled on Salisbury Cathedral. Residents See a Morbid Prank.

LONDON — Two weeks before the anniversary of a nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in Salisbury, England, someone unfurled a large Russian flag on the city’s cathedral overnight, in what residents took to be a mockery of the ordeal they suffered last year.


Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - In early January, labor activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

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Claycord -- Talk About ‎Politics‏

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CLAYCORD.COM - 2019-02-16 03:05:00

Women in ‎politics‏ making a splash

If you’re at all interested in watching women in politics, these past two weeks have been much like the Super Bowl, Grey Cup and Stanley Cup playoffs all rolled into one. It certainly has been, for a political junkie like me. And never before have I been so proud to see women taking centre stage as


Shutdown : Anti-Trump ‎politics‏ in high gear

During the midterm election, Democrats downplayed impeachment and said they were going to reach across the aisle. It was total nonsense. They immediately filed articles of impeachment with no credible evidence, and they didn’t budge on border wall funding even though they provided billions for fenci


LETTER : Climate change action ca n't wait for ‎politics‏

Speaking for myself, Eugene Robinson is preaching to the converted (“It’s time to think big on climate change,” Feb. 9). As Robinson points out, scientists are observing melting glaciers and alarming sea level rise. Last year was the fourth warmest in the past 800,000 years. And to add to his welcom


Bullies in ‎politics‏

Last week BuzzFeed and HuffPost published reports that Democratic senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is a serial office bully. According to multiple former staffers, Klobuchar sent haranguing, insulting emails to staffers in the middle of the night, threatened to fire people

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Business News

Eddie Lampert steps down as chairman of Sears

Eddie Lampert will step down as chairman of Sears Holdings Corp’s board, effective immediately, according to a securities filing. Lampert’s resignation relates to the completion of the “going concern” transaction and is “not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to t

NEW YORK POST - 2019-02-15 15:30:45

NYSE Arca Filing Kicks Off Countdown for New Bitcoin ETF

The clock just started on the latest effort to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it was beginning its review of a bitcoin ETF rule change proposal filed by NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management on Feb. 11, and the proposal itsel


Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

The European nation of Luxembourg has just passed a bill providing a legal framework for securities issued over blockchains. According to a notice published Thursday, the country’s Chamber of Deputies, the county’s parliament, passed the bill on Feb. 14 with 58 members supporting the legislation and


Scott Morrison may face second parliamentary defeat – this time by Nationals

Barnaby Joyce and two other Nationals MPs have backed measures to improve small businesses’ access to justice, in a move which may force Scott Morrison to overturn government policy or risk a second lower house defeat on a substantive bill.


Trump will sign spending bill and declare emergency over border, McConnell says

President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill to keep the government open and at the same time declare a national emergency at the border, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

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Technology News

The Rise of the Corporate ‎Technology‏ Ecosystem -LRB- CTE -RRB-

I love thinking about how technological advancement will intersect with our desires as humans. We have all these gadgets, technologies, and services, but towards what goal are they moving us? What’s the endgame? We see the features—like email and personal devices and various kinds of applications—bu

DANIELMIESSLER.COM - 2019-02-17 11:16:05

New ‎technology‏ is revolutionizing how we study water

Chances are if you watch television or spend any time on social media you will have heard something about DNA testing. Many people are exploring their ancestry by using this technology.

ORILLIA MATTERS - 2019-02-16 17:00:00

Innovative ‎technology‏ takes on potholes for Metro Detroit drivers

DETROIT - Potholes aren't a new problem for Michigan residents. In fact, AAA responds to 4 million calls for flat tires every year. This winter, many believe because of the fluctuating temperatures, residents might see even more potholes than ever before.

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2019-02-15 23:48:16

Tim Mayza using new ‎technology‏ to develop slider , two-seamer

DUNEDIN — In a bullpen that’s open for competition, and in an organization that’s thin on lefties, Tim Mayza is in the right place at the right time. The 27-year-old has gone from minor-league depth to an arm with legitimate upside the past couple of seasons, and is positioned to claim Toronto’s top

BASEBALLTORONTO.COM - 2019-02-15 16:57:47

NIH Director explores the ethics of gene editing ‎technology‏

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discussed the medical and ethical implications of modern biomedical research as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower (MSE) Symposium on Tuesday. Collins focused on recent scientific advances in gene-editing technologies that could

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Entertainment News

Today 's ‎entertainment‏ picks :

v YSU basketball, 6 p.m.: The Penguins will put their five-game winning streak on the line against University of Illinois at Chicago at Beeghly Center ($16 and $12), on the YSU Campus. All fans will receive a YSU ruler. For tickets, call 30-941-1978 or go to ysusports.com.

VINDY.COM - 2019-02-16 05:00:00

Fair announces pre sale tickets and ‎entertainment‏

IMPERIAL — The fair board announced presale tickets are now available throughout the Imperial Valley for the 2019 California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta. The 111th annual fair, themed “Get Your Kicks on Route 86,” runs March 1 – 10 at the fairgrounds, 200 E. Second St. in Imperial. The presenting spo

THEDESERTREVIEW.COM - 2019-02-15 20:15:00

Best Bets for Pocono ‎entertainment‏

‘Mice and Men’ goes for the American Dream at Shawnee. Rebel Stages will present John Steinbeck's “Of Mice and Men” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware.

POCONO RECORD - 2019-02-15 15:26:00

Illinois Times weekend ‎entertainment‏ report

Joey McLaughlin talks with Illinois Times Publisher, Michelle Ownbey about your entertainment options for this weekend in Central Illinois. Last year, 51 children died of vehicular heat stroke in the U.S., an unsettling record that comes as efforts to prevent hot car deaths have escalated.



The University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program will stage a deconstructed modern retelling of Medea by Euripides, 7:30 p.m. today-Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center at UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Director Brady Ness and cast are incorporating

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Sports News

100 days of sport

I do some sports. This works best when I set myself a goal. For the last 10 (or something) years I have ran the Brussels 20 km (thank you Amplexor for the invitation you keep sending), Antwerp 10 miles, Leuven corrida and more.


Shenandoah to offer new sport

SARAHSVILLE, Oh. — The Noble Local School District is excited to announce that Shenandoah High School will be adding varsity soccer to its athletic department. The Shenandoah High School Athletic Department sport offerings are Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Baske


2020 Range Rover Sport HST

The Range Rover Sport effortlessly combines dynamic on-road handling, luxurious refinement and trademark Land Rover all-terrain capability. The introduction of an all-new 394hp in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine enhances performance, refinement and responses along with improved fuel econom


Parents attend Spring Sport Parent Night

As the spring sports season begins, it attracts not only students, but also parents. On a late Tuesday afternoon, the Stogner Gym welcomed parents of Carlmont athletes for an informational Spring Sports Parent Night.


Watchdog backs new sport integrity body

Australia's anti-doping watchdog has backed plans to establish a powerful national sports integrity agency to stamp out doping, match-fixing and illegal betting. The single agency, to be known as Sport Integrity Australia will bring together ASADA, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the integ

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Health News

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

(CNN) Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.

CNN - 2019-02-16 11:19:00

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REMMONT.COM - 2019-02-15 19:39:53

Man charged over Tamworth mental ‎health‏ centre fire

A man has been charged with arson over a blaze at a mental health unit. Zoltan Rozsa, 43, of no fixed address, is accused of starting the fire at the George Bryan Centre in Tamworth at 20:50 GMT on Monday.


How sleep deprivation ruins your mental ‎health‏

(Natural News) When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re tired and cranky the next day. However, sleep deprivation also affects your emotional and mental health in four different ways.


SA ‎health‏ chiefs hospital tackle ramping

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, GPs and health leaders are meeting in Adelaide in a bid to stop ambulance ramping at the city's public hospitals. Central Adelaide Local Health Network chief executive Lesley Dwyer says no-one thinks it's a good thing to have patients waiting in ambulances outside emerge

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