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Top North Korean official says his country faces major food shortages, blaming weather and sanctions

A senior North Korean official says his country is facing dwindling food supplies and has been forced to cut food rations for its people, according to a memo obtained by NBC News.


Facing an aggressive Beijing, Taiwan's president issues a warning to the world

Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has sent out a warning to Asia in the face of mounting aggression from Beijing. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tsai said the military threat posed by China was growing "every day" in line with a more assertive foreign policy under its President


Rouhani says Iran and U.S. tensions are at 'a maximum': IRIB broadcaster

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran and Washington tensions were at “a maximum”, state broadcaster IRIB reported. Rouhani also said that a conference on the Middle East and Iran organised by the United States in Polish capital Warsaw this month was a “fa


Democrats investigate Flynn’s plan to transfer nuclear tech to Saudis

National Security Council whistleblowers tell House Democrats about Michael Flynn’s plan to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), a member of the House Oversight Committee, joins Ali Velshi.


Burberry sorry for 'suicide' hoodie with noose around neck

Burberry has apologised for featuring a hoodie with a noose around the neck at London Fashion Week. The fashion brand was criticised by one of its own models, Liz Kennedy, in a long post on Instagram in which she said: "Suicide is not fashion."

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Politics News

Labour 's love lost : British ‎politics‏

Seven parliamentarians have split from Britain’s opposition Labour party. That could change the calculus of Brexit, and just might be the nucleus of a new movement. There’s a little-noticed shift in the relationship between Islam and the West; a new generation is lighting the way. And our Russia edi

ACAST.COM - 2019-02-19 10:39:26

EDITORIAL : No place for intolerance in W.Va . ‎politics‏

West Virginia is making national headlines again, and it is still for the wrong reasons. Charles Dickens once wrote that we are all “fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” This short passage, though originally part of a monologue about Christmasti

PARNON - 2019-02-19 05:00:00

Fun government and ‎politics‏ events in Chicago this week

Looking to get involved in politics and government?. From a panel discussion on the first two years of the Trump presidency with journalists who cover the White Houseon to a conference on the Freedom of Information Act, here's a rundown of local events coming up in Chicago this week that will get yo

HOODLINE.COM - 2019-02-18 18:52:00

Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni retires from ‎politics‏

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday announced her retirement from politics, ending a 20-year career of a politician who was once a rising star, contender for prime minister and celebrity in international diplomatic circles.

YAHOO! - 2019-02-18 13:06:32

PM playing ‎politics‏ with Qld floods : Labor

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of playing politics over the Queensland floods as he turns his attention away from endangered pandas to dead cattle. While federal Labor pledged $1.3 million a year for another five years to keep Wang Wang and Fu Ni in Adelaide if it wins government, Mr

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Business News

‎Business‏ Briefcase

Greetings, readers – especially those in Buckeye, I might add! This is an exciting week as I have a number of developments in Buckeye, where we’ve had a bit of a Briefcase draught for the past few weeks.

WEST VALLEY VIEW - 2019-02-20 08:00:00

Hilltop Inn is back open for ‎business‏

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville landmark is back open for business after closing its doors for renovations. The Hilltop was bought buy the Marx family, who originally owned the restaurant that first started serving food in 1839.

14NEWS.COM - 2019-02-20 03:16:00

Women in ‎Business‏ : Kristen Brown

1619 Jimmie Davis Highway • Bossier City, LA 71112 • 318.746.0211. Kristen Brown knows that whether you are building a business or a construction project, the same principles apply. Take care of your customers. Take care of your team members. Do your best work. Do what you say you are going to do.

SBMAG.NET - 2019-02-18 15:29:44

How Will Your ‎Business‏ Win ?

VALDOSTA – As a leader, you must align the efforts of everyone in your organization behind a clear, compelling and inspiring vision for your organization. You must build your vision on your competitive advantage. Warren Buffett refers to competitive advantage as “the moat that protects your company”


Open 4 ‎Business‏ Contest Now Open

(Corning) Main Street Corning is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $20,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Corning Main Street district. Marti Gebbie, Main Street Corning Director, said the grant funds are administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s D

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Technology News

Trump plans to provide ` highly sensitive ' nuclear ‎technology‏ to Saudis

WASHINGTON DC - A U.S. Congressional committee is exploring whether the Trump administration is planning to provide Saudi Arabia with highly sensitive technology to assist it in developing a network of nuclear power plants.

LAS VEGAS HERALD - 2019-02-20 00:49:00

Aerospace ‎technology‏ aids Australia 's transition to renewable energy

Jet engines are subject to rapid-changes in power demands — revving exponentially up and turning on a sixpence to ramp down again. Technology derived from those engines is proving a perfect companion to Australia’s burgeoning intermittent renewable-energy supply: aeroderivative gas turbines ramp fas

GE.COM - 2019-02-19 01:00:35

La Academia classes use augmented reality ‎technology‏

As La Academia Partnership Charter School moves toward a model based on science, technology, engineering and math education, many teachers are finding new approaches to instruction. Christina Bowers, the English language development teacher and acting coordinator for the school, created a lesson pla

LANCASTERONLINE - 2019-02-18 14:31:00

‎Technology‏ and climate change

The fight against climate change means reducing greenhouse gases. But it also necessarily entails adaptation to the climate change impacts on the environment and livelihood, especially for the most exposed and vulnerable people to climate change.


How ‎Technology‏ Can Regulate Blockchain

Governments around the world are trying to figure out how to regulate cryptocurrencies. But the good news is that blockchains aren’t always that difficult to regulate. Data on the blockchain is visible and unchangeable. That means that blockchain transactions can be monitored and analyzed by technol

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Entertainment News


The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, will screen The Harlem Hellfighters, a documentary about the black soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the Harlem Hellfighters during World War I, and their leader, musician James Reese Europe, 6:30 p.m.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2019-02-19 01:43:42

Reuters ‎Entertainment‏ News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Lead roles in Chinese saga 'So Long My Son' share best actor awards at Berlinale. Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei won Silver Bears for best actor and best actress respectively for their joint lead roles as husband and wife in Chinese director W

DAILY MAIL - 2019-02-18 21:03:00

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.


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


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.

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Sports News

Putting respect for human rights at the heart of sport

Sport can unite and inspire, but it can have negative impacts too—a new Centre is bringing together key stakeholders to address the human rights risks of sport. Sport can inspire. Sport can unite people across cultural divides and reinforce shared values of diversity, fairness and respect.

OPENGLOBALRIGHTS.ORG - 2019-02-20 07:18:06

Lightsaber Duelling Is Now An Officially Recognised Sport In France

All those years of waving sticks around and pretending you were a Jedi are finally paying off. As reported by the Associated Press, lightsaber duelling has been officially recognised by the French Fencing Federation as a competitive sport. With the Federation’s support, French fencing clubs are equi

JUNKEE - 2019-02-20 04:10:14

Lindsey Vonn wins Spirit of Sport award at the ` Oscars of Sport '

(CNN) - US ski star Lindsey Vonn picked up the Spirit of Sport award at the "Oscars of Sport" Monday -- on a night where Novak Djokovic and Simone Biles were also recognized for their achievements.

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2019-02-19 18:37:56

Lightsaber Dueling Is Now Recognized Sport

Star Wars fans can get ready for their very own sport. Seems that the French fencing federation has borrowed a page from the movie franchise and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport. They have also granted the iconic weapon the same status as the foil, epee, and sabre, the

IHEART.COM - 2019-02-19 13:16:07

A-Zine : Sport Workshop One

Delivered by Eleni Papazoglou, these workshops will focus on sports, play and inclusivity. In the first workshop, we will be introduced to Goalball, a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment, by the local team, the Elephants.

EVENTBRITE.CO.UK - 2019-02-19 11:37:33
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Health News

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five — in New York, Texas, and Washington State — for a total of more than 120 cases. Here’s what you need to know about the disease and the risk of getting

NEW YORK TIMES - 2019-02-20 10:00:14

How to stretch your hands and wrists

Wrist pain can be frustrating and inconvenient. It can also make work or basic day-to-day activities, such as using a computer or cooking a meal, more difficult. Exercises can improve mobility and decrease the chance of injury or reinjury. Wrist stretches are easy to do at home or at the office. Whe


What to know about SIBO and its treatment

A person with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has too many bacteria in their small intestine. This bacterial imbalance in the gut can cause bloating, diarrhea, and pain. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is more common than doctors previously thought. It is more likely to affect fem


Top Tips on How to Get Fit After 50

Walking is perhaps one of the easiest forms of exercise there is, and it’s plenty effective despite its simplicity. Health benefits include improved blood flow and fat burning, improved heart health and increased longevity.


Could diet soda raise a woman's stroke risk?

Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a study that tracked nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 per

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