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People South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops
Author: 0 South Korea signs deal to pay more for United States troops

A five-year 2014 deal that covered South Korea's payment last year had expired at the end of 2018. The North and its main backer, China, also would like to see the US military presence removed from their doorstep. During his election campaign, Trump suggested he could pull back troops from South Korea and Japan unless they took on greater a share of the financial burdens of supporting USA soldiers deployed there.

People Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Author: 0 Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iranians celebrated the 1979 overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was supported by the US, "waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning USA and Israeli flags", reported The Associated Press . wished would never come", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted . The state has played up this year's anniversary as 40 is symbolic of maturity in the Islamic tradition and the age at which Prophet Mohammed received revelations from God.

People Fire at New Delhi hotel kills at least 17
Author: 0 Fire at New Delhi hotel kills at least 17

Fire officials said a call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, the fire has been doused and bodies of the people are being taken out now from the hospital. Cooling process is underway and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, he added. Unconfirmed reports say the death toll is likely to rise as numerous injured jumped from the burning building to the ground.

People Beijing ‘angered’ as 2 United States warships enter S. China Sea - spokeswoman
Author: 0 Beijing ‘angered’ as 2 United States warships enter S. China Sea - spokeswoman

China claims nearly all of the South China Sea and frequently criticises the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands. Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam also have territorial claims in the region. In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell challenged China's claims to the Paracel Islands.

People Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution
Author: 0 Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Tensions between Washington and Tehran are high after the USA withdrew from an worldwide nuclear deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions, and re-imposed sanctions that have hurt the Iranian economy. But he remained defiant as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich and unleashed secret police on dissenters. "The Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties (due to the sanctions) but we will overcome the problems by helping each other", Rouhani ...

People Newborn rescued from storm water drain
Author: 0 Newborn rescued from storm water drain

Emergency services had to dig down to the pipe where the baby was trapped, before cutting the pipe and carefully extracting the baby, said Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesperson. 'Police will now be trying to investigate the circumstances that led to the baby being in the drain in the first place and will also be trying to trace the mother, ' he said.

People President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally
Author: 0 President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally

Beto O'Rourke is not shying away from the spotlight as President Donald Trump prepares to hold a rally in the El Paso hometown of the former congressman and potential presidential candidate. El Pasoans on both sides of the political aisle have pushed back against Trump's false assertions. For his part, O'Rourke raised an eye-popping $80 million during his 2018 Senate campaign, when he came close to unseating Republican incumbent Sen.

People Liam Fox´s department u-turns on Brexit trade deal pledge
Author: 0 Liam Fox´s department u-turns on Brexit trade deal pledge

Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge this week to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by February 27 as she tries to buy more time to negotiate a new deal with the European Union. Government papers seen by The Telegraph claim that the European Commission is preventing individual member states from engaging with ministers to put in place health and benefits arrangements for British nationals in the EU.

People Over 40 protesters detained at Saturday riots in Paris
Author: 0 Over 40 protesters detained at Saturday riots in Paris

An injured policeman in riot gear is given help during a demonstration by the yellow vests in Paris on February 9, 2019. 'Graffiti was being scrawled on the statues and walls around the parliament building, but nobody got over the railings.' Police responded with baton charges and tear gas around the Champs Elysee after demonstrators threw stones at officers and vandals tried to smash shop windows.

People Priyanka Gandhi makes political debut in Uttar Pradesh
Author: 0 Priyanka Gandhi makes political debut in Uttar Pradesh

On Monday, Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra, now embroiled in investigation by the Enforcement Directorate, urged people to ensure her safety. "The youth of Uttar Pradesh need a roadmap for the future and the state needs change", he said. "Come align with us and bring change to Uttar Pradesh", he said.

People Venezuelan oil joint ventures switch to Russian bank
Author: 0 Venezuelan oil joint ventures switch to Russian bank

The sanctions gave USA oil companies working in Venezuela, including Chevron and oil service firms Halliburton Co, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes and Schlumberger NV, a deadline to halt all operations in the South American country. Venezuela will need to make a lot more such sales to sustain its oil industry. Sanctions have forced Citgo and other USA refiners to seek crude oil supplies from other nations.

People Chelsea Clinton Rebukes Ilhan Omar Over 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'
Author: 0 Chelsea Clinton Rebukes Ilhan Omar Over 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on her latest tweets about Jewish people's influence over members of Congress. The organization linked to a 2018 Gallup poll finding that 64 percent of Americans sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians, saying, "American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are".

People Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks
Author: 0 Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his government out of accelerating peace talks. Shanahan had been Mattis' No 2. Shanahan, 56, has said his priorities would include the impending USA troop withdrawal from Syria and countering China's military might.

People Winter weather advisory, wintry mix and rain move in tonight
Author: 0 Winter weather advisory, wintry mix and rain move in tonight

Seattle schools will be closed Monday , along with other area schools. After a break in the precipitation Sunday afternoon, the NWS predicts a second round of wintry weather will affect the region Sunday night into Monday with freezing rain, sleet and snow.

People Thailand election 2019: Princess disqualified from prime minister bid
Author: 0 Thailand election 2019: Princess disqualified from prime minister bid

The decision brings to an end a weekend of feverish speculation in Thailand after two remarkable events on Friday. Uncertainty and conjecture have coursed through Thailand since Friday when the Thai Raksa Chart party made the explosive announcement of Princess Ubolratana, King Maha Vajiralongkorn's elder sister, as their candidate for premier after the March 24 election.

People Polar bear 'invasion' sparks emergency
Author: 0 Polar bear 'invasion' sparks emergency

As the New York Times reported in 2017, the worldwide population of polar bears (estimated at 26,000 or so) is expected to decline due to climate change. "They are staying [near the main settlement of Belushya Guba] because there is some alternative food". Despite the invasion, residents have been cautioned against shooting and will face prosecution if they do, as polar bears are classified as an endangered species in Russia , Daily Mail reports.

People Miami police release video of woman’s abduction
Author: 0 Miami police release video of woman’s abduction

Norfolk Police say around 7 p.m. on February 8, the woman was crossing the intersection of Wide and Henry Streets when a silver or grey Nissan Altima hit her. "We're asking anyone with any information in regards to this abduction, this kidnapping, please come forward with any and all information", Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz said.

People Gayle King checks Governor Northam, when he tries to pretty up slavery
Author: 0 Gayle King checks Governor Northam, when he tries to pretty up slavery

Fairfax, who is African-American, has said that encounters with both women were consensual. While denying the allegations, Fairfax called on authorities, including the FBI, to conduct a full investigation. "I have passed two full field background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and run for office in two highly contested elections with nothing like this being raised before", he said .

People Palestinian Teen Shot by Israeli Sniper Fire in Gaza
Author: 0 Palestinian Teen Shot by Israeli Sniper Fire in Gaza

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed Friday by Israeli army gunfire near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. Fourteen-year-old Hassan Iyad Shalaby from the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis and 18-year-old Hamza Mohammad Ishtiwi from the city of Gaza were both struck by the occupation's bullets today, the ministry said.

People Over 100 people die in India after drinking spurious alcohol
Author: 0 Over 100 people die in India after drinking spurious alcohol

Roorkee (Uttarakhand) [India], Feb 10 (ANI): Death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in Roorkee touched 32 on Saturday. In Saharanpur district, the death toll climbed from 16 to 36, top administrative official Alok Pandey told dpa by phone on Saturday.

People Brexit: Challenges to May before Valentine's Day votes
Author: 0 Brexit: Challenges to May before Valentine's Day votes

Theresa May is promising MPs more Brexit votes before the end of February, amid claims she is trying to run down the clock before the UK's departure from the European Union. "That gives that sense of timetable, clarity, and goal on what we're doing with the European Union - taking that work forward and our determination to get a deal - but equally knowing that role that parliament very firmly has", Brokenshire told the BBC.

People Hakeem Al-Araibi To Be Freed After Thai Court Drops Extradition Case
Author: 0 Hakeem Al-Araibi To Be Freed After Thai Court Drops Extradition Case

A Thai court approved the request to drop extradition proceedings, according to Chatchom Akapin, director general of Foreign Affairs for the Office of the Attorney General. He denied the allegations and said he was tortured by his captors during his detention before fleeing to Iran when he was allowed to travel to Qatar for a football match.

People Pakistan starts behind-scenes aid to US-Taliban talks
Author: 0 Pakistan starts behind-scenes aid to US-Taliban talks

Since being appointed in September, Khalilzad has met with all sides in an attempt to end America's longest war in which the United States has lost over 2,400 soldiers in more than 17 years. The Taliban had issued a statement to announce Baradar's appointment and a reshuffle in their team to put senior leaders into key positions as the talks with U.S.

People More snowfall begins in Pacific Northwest
Author: 0 More snowfall begins in Pacific Northwest

Snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area. Driving conditions could be hard for your Monday morning commute as areas north of Baltimore could see several inches of snow. As our east winds ramp up, they push clouds away from us and up against the eastern side of the Olympic Mountain Range and wring out snow. The chance of precipitation is around 80 percent.

People Blast of ice and snow in forecast for Mississauga, Brampton Tuesday
Author: 0 Blast of ice and snow in forecast for Mississauga, Brampton Tuesday

Considering the city's last snowstorm had colleges and universities shutting down , flights cancelled , and people literally skiing through downtown streets , you should probably prepare for your life to be slightly delayed, interrupted, or completely inconvenienced between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

People 5 children charged with killing Nashville singer
Author: 0 5 children charged with killing Nashville singer

After he was shot, Yorlets managed to make it back inside his home and was found later that afternoon by a housemate, investigators say. A police statement says five youths in a stolen pickup truck took his wallet, demanded the keys to his vehicle and shot him when he refused.

People Quebec mosque shooter sentenced to life, no parole for 40 years
Author: 0 Quebec mosque shooter sentenced to life, no parole for 40 years

While he did not strike down the section, he rewrote it to give himself the discretion to deliver consecutive life sentences that are not in blocks of 25 years, as had been the case. As the 246-page verdict was read over six hours, Bissonnette sat quietly in the courtroom, gazing at his feet while his parents and several friends and family of the victims wiped tears from their eyes.

People ENW restores power to 17000 customers as Storm Erik hits
Author: 0 ENW restores power to 17000 customers as Storm Erik hits

An aircraft flying from Hyderabad to London's Heathrow Airport canceled a landing attempt right after touching down on the runway, and went back up in the air again. "But Erik could bring the possibility of 70mph gusts along more exposed coasts". However, the snow is expected to clear on Sunday, with a few blustery showers following it.

People DW: France set to undermine Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal
Author: 0 DW: France set to undermine Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal

His comments to the RIA Novosti state news agency come a day after ambassadors of European Union countries agreed to a proposed new European Union directive to extend the bloc's rules regulating gas deliveries to incoming pipelines, like the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

People Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test
Author: 0 Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test

Deputies said Larson also blew into a breathalyzer where he got a reading of 0.28 BAC. A breath sample showed his blood alcohol content was 0.28. After the Sheriff's deputies woke him up, Larson got out of the vehicle, which rolled forward and narrowly missed one of the officers.

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