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by | February 09, 2018 | 14:42

Former US president Obama was the first to set out his red line in 2012, when he warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that the use, or even the movement, of chemical weapons would trigger US military reprisals. Located in northern Syria near the Turkish border, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone , according to a cease-fire agreement last May reached in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

by | February 09, 2018 | 14:42

Olympics women's gymnastics program. Raisman said she and teammates discussed the abuse they suffered at the hands of Nassar in front of Geddert. "One of my teammates described in graphic detail what Nassar had done to her the night before".

by | February 09, 2018 | 14:36

Iran has arrested Americans and Westerners before on vague accusations, tried them behind closed doors and put them in prison. France will encourage its firms to do business in Iran despite uncertainty over a landmark 2015 nuclear deal putting the business environment in "limbo", a senior French finance official said on Thursday.

by | February 09, 2018 | 14:23

As Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments, said , "Let Trump take credit, but he'll also own it should the market ever tank". In the early-morning tweet , Mr. Arguably the real "mistake" is for stock prices to climb too far and fast - and it might be a healthy thing for small market corrections to occur, as investors adjust their economic expectations, get ready for a new Fed chair and pare down risk generally.

by | February 09, 2018 | 14:10

Also, SoftBank isn't the only financing option out there. Several deals struck by SoftBank are being "offered" to the Vision Fund, most notably a 25 percent stake in Arm Holdings , the British chip company. Last month, the Vision Fund agreed to invest $300 million in Wag Labs Inc., a startup that uses a smartphone app to connect dog walkers with dog owners, and led an $865 million investment in Katerra Inc., a construction-technology startup seeking to shake up the building industry.

by | February 09, 2018 | 14:05

King Abdullah II is visiting Pakistan after 11 years. The visiting King will hold talks with the president, as well as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The Prime Minister also hosted a banquet in the honor of King Abdullah II and his delegation. He said Pakistan's strong position on the issues concerning the Muslim world had been a source of strength for the Ummah.

by | February 09, 2018 | 13:59

Friday. That could mean a shutdown of just a few early-morning hours, a half a working day or more , depending on when voting takes place. Paul objected to the fact that deal would result in a significant increase in the federal budget deficit without any corresponding cuts to spending.

by | February 09, 2018 | 13:30

Hinting at more engagement with Pyongyang, Seoul said it would be open to discussing resuming tours to North Korea's Mount Kumgang once the security of tourists was guaranteed and conditions relating to North Korea's nuclear program were met.

by | February 09, 2018 | 13:17

The likelihood of an actual meeting between Pence and North Korean officials seems remote, though the vice president is not ruling it out. North Korea has held a military parade ahead of the Olympics and amid debate about President Trump's desire for America to march its weapons through the streets.

by | February 09, 2018 | 12:34

They will wear a uniform with that name on it, and the Olympic anthem will be played at any medal ceremonies for Russian athletes. We'll also be on the lookout for the specialized food the athletes will be fueling up with in the Olympic Village (which Michael Phelps gave us the inside scoop about from his Summer Games experiences).

by | February 09, 2018 | 12:33

It would increase defense spending by $ 80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1, according to a congressional official familiar with the plan. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned that time was running short. "That's what we're asking for, just simply a vote". "I feel very good about Republicans ", he said .

by | February 09, 2018 | 12:16

He stressed that as part of TTIP, the US-EU trade deal that has never been finalised, the United Kingdom had secured exemptions to ensure the NHS could not be targeted. Asked why the PM did not say this at today's session, the spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister had already made clear at a previous PMQs her position'.

by | February 09, 2018 | 12:16

The deal represents another win for the Canadian defence industry when it comes to the Southeast Asian nation; Canada also sold eight Bell helicopters made in Montreal to the Philippines armed forces in 2015. Designated as a "combat utility helicopter", the aircraft is a utility helicopter and "contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives", he said.

by | February 09, 2018 | 12:09

The Bangladesh Police have detained at least 282 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its political alliance Jamaat-e-Islami who took to the streets in Chittagong, Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Gaibandha and Mymensingh denouncing the verdict against their party chief Khaleda Zia, the Daily Star reported.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:54

Police named Lee Kun-hee, 76, as a suspect but said they were unable to question him because he lay in a coma in hospital. Police said the bank accounts, holding over 350 million dollars, were found during a look into whether the elder Lee had misappropriated company funds to renovate the Lee family home.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:53

A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with us officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility. Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone and memory chip manufacturer, is a crucial part of South Korea's economy, with the group's turnover equivalent to a fifth of the national GDP.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:48

The accord, between Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, and Chuck Schumer of NY, his Democratic counterpart, would raise strict caps on military and domestic spending that were imposed in 2011 as part of a deal with President Barack Obama that was once seen as a key triumph for Republicans in Congress.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:49

According to a report by the NDTV , they subsequently started an affair with the officer and exchanged intimate messages with him to gain his trust. Marwaha is charged under the Official Secrets Act and could be jailed for up to 7 years. He was detained by IAF on January 31 and investigation was on.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:37

After lows in the upper 20s to low 30s this morning, daytime highs climbed into the mid 50s to low 60s. Monday looks to be dry next week, yet more rain chances return for midweek. Another cold front will approach from our west bringing fairly cloudy skies and a chance for rain for folks heading out on the town to celebrate Valentine's Day.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:36

A Canadian couple, identified as Peter So (蘇煒禧) and Freda So (蕭敏瑜), was believed to be staying in room 213 of the Beauty Inn on the second floor of the 12-story Yun Men Tsui Ti Building when the quake struck at 11:50 p.m. "Search and rescuers have been able to dig to the room the two people were staying in. It is believed that a number of people will have died", McBride said.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:22

For the seats other than 15% All India quota, State government and/ or authorities of Medical/ Dental Colleges/ Institution/ University will coordinate the counselling. Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST and OBC category who have obtained 40 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology taken together will be eligible.

by | February 09, 2018 | 11:03

The president said he intends to nominate California-based tax attorney Charles Rettig to succeed former commissioner John Koskinen, who stepped down last November. Rettig's background as a tax lawyer is different from that of numerous more recent IRS commissioners, who came from management backgrounds. Rettig will take the reins from acting commissioner David Kautter, who previous served as assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy.

by | February 09, 2018 | 10:56

She and some Democrats say without a commitment from House Speaker Paul Ryan to put the DACA immigration issue to a vote, they won't back the bill. House Democrats simply want what their counterparts in the Senate received. Vice President Mike Pence, in South Korea for the Winter Olympics, said the administration was "hopeful" that the shutdown would not last long.

by | February 09, 2018 | 10:52

An OAR participant who wins a gold medal will hear the Olympic anthem played instead of the Russian one. It happens every four years, and now the entire world will be wrapped up in the 2018 Winter Olympics , which have already started in PyeongChang, South Korea .

by | February 09, 2018 | 10:47

A North Korean foreign ministry official, however, ruled out a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , who will be representing the U.S.at the opening ceremony . "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games". North Korea often holds parades to demonstrate its military might and technological advancements, but this parade was of a lower scale than past demonstrations, according to the AP.