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Softbank in talks to purchase stake in Swiss Re

Softbank in talks to purchase stake in Swiss Re

But what were initially dismissed as idle boasts of massive investments to come, made by a figure very aware of the power of public relations, seem to be coming to fruition - much to the delight of th...

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US Congress to vote on long-term budget deal, averting shutdown

US Congress to vote on long-term budget deal, averting shutdown

Despite all the huzzahs over senators reaching a "budget deal" that will avoid a second government shutdown (while encompassing a fifth temporary "stopgap" spending measure), a number of things ne...

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SC directs all states to create child welfare boards; high courts…

SC directs all states to create child welfare boards; high courts…

We haven't had an increase since 2008. He said Alberta, that now has 13 vacancies, has been told by federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould that they will see the number of new positions on th...

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Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported

Mattis said the two exceptions would be if they committed a "serious felony", or if a federal judge signs a final order of deportation. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on...

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North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

ABC News counted seven intercontinental ballistic missiles with that kind of range - three Hwasong-14s and four Hwasong-15s - on the footage from today's parade. The North also cancelled its invitatio...

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Shelter in place lifted; UMCP police search for robber

Shelter in place lifted; UMCP police search for robber

Thursday at a home in the 8800 block of 36th Place in College Park. According to police, this robbery appears to be targeted and was not random. A shelter in place warning lit up phones and loud s...

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DPRK rules out meeting with U.S. at PyeongChang Olympics

DPRK rules out meeting with U.S. at PyeongChang Olympics

Allowing the visit would have been a "PR disaster" for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said Christopher Green, senior advisor on Korean affairs for the International Crisis Group, a research and a...

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Stockton teen who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison

Stockton teen who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison

The auto she was driving veered onto the shoulder of a road in Los Banos , about 160 kilometres south of San Francisco , with authorities saying she overcorrected causing the vehicle to swerve and o...

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Russian Federation to strengthen Sudan's military, says Bashir

Russian Federation to strengthen Sudan's military, says Bashir

Since the seventies, Sudan has developed close military ties with Russian Federation, which is the main provider of its military arsenal, especially the Air Force. "We are ready for anyone who attempt...

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Hong Kong court denies United Kingdom banker's double murder appeal

Hong Kong court denies United Kingdom banker's double murder appeal

Jutting didn't deny the killings but had sought to plead guilty to manslaughter, which the court rejected. Jutting's legal team argued that the trial judge gave incorrect instructions to the nine-pe...

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Alexa Can Now Build Amazon Music Playlists For Users

Alexa Can Now Build Amazon Music Playlists For Users

Amazon's Alexa digital assistant can do many things. To try it out, just start listening to Amazon Music on your Alexa-enabled device and ask the virtual assistant to create a new playlist, or add a ...

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Court rejects appeals by 47 Russian athletes hours before opening ceremony

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russian athletes hours before opening ceremony

They've both been figure skating since they were kids. Three former National Hockey League players - Sergei Plotnikov, Anton Belov and Valeri Nichushkin - also lost appeals, though it was widely c...

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U.S. senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree

U.S. senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree

Hours before the bill was passed, president Trump said he would love to see the government shutdown if congress does not reach an agreement on an immigration deal. "I feel very good about Repub...

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For Honor getting dedicated PC servers this month, consoles to follow

For Honor getting dedicated PC servers this month, consoles to follow

Medieval hack and slash fighting game For Honor will be getting dedicated servers for its multiplayer on February 19, Ubisoft announced today. As for console players, they'll be rolled out shortly a...

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UNL chancellor: White supremacist student's views 'protected by First Amendment'

UNL chancellor: White supremacist student's views 'protected by First Amendment'

Kleve will not be expelled, Green said. Our safety experts have been carefully monitoring this situation and University Police have been and continue to work closely with their partners. "To this end,...

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San Jose police to Facebook users: Don't spread child porn

San Jose police to Facebook users: Don't spread child porn

Prosecutors in MI say the assaults occurred in Detroit and at Moore's home in Alabama. The Michigan native already had felony warrants in his home state, where Wayne County prosecutors say he sexual...

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Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Khaleda Zia for five years

Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Khaleda Zia for five years

Amid heightening tensions and various speculations, a special court in Dhaka yesterday handed down the former prime minister to five years' imprisonment in the much-talked-about Zia Orphanage Trust gr...

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Samsung chairman named as suspect in 7.5 million dollar tax evasion case

Samsung chairman named as suspect in 7.5 million dollar tax evasion case

Prosecutors are challenging an appeal court's decision to hand Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong a suspended jail term over bribery charges. Lee's release from detention on Monday sent...

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N Korea says no plans to meet United States officials at Olympics

N Korea says no plans to meet United States officials at Olympics

Investigations into the outbreak of the disease are reportedly centered on food and water at one of the facilities in Pyeongchang, in the mountains along South Korea's eastern coast. After several mis...

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Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal - despite Trump's shutdown comments

Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal - despite Trump's shutdown comments

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it was pleasing that Congress has been able to meet the Trump administration's defence spending requirement and come together on a two-year spendi...

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Air Force Officer arrested for allegedly sharing information with ISI

Air Force Officer arrested for allegedly sharing information with ISI

According to reports , Group Captain Arun Marwaha passed on classified information and photos through WhatsApp to an ISI official, who honey-trapped him by faking as a girl. The massive breach was ...

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More clouds tonight with snow showers for northern tier tomorrow

More clouds tonight with snow showers for northern tier tomorrow

The chance for rain will likely decrease Monday and Tuesday with a little sunshine possible Monday . Saturday will see mostly cloudy skies with the rain holding off until the afternoon hours....

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Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Rescuers broke through to a room in the Beauty Inn where the couple - Canadian citizens originally from Hong Kong - were found, Taiwanese broadcasters reported. They had found their suitcase and "runn...

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The Best Parts of the Winter Olympics

The Best Parts of the Winter Olympics

Russia's national Olympic committee was barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics as punishment for its alleged state-sponsored cover-up of doping by its athletes. But dozens of Russian athletes who had ...

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NEET 2018 dates announced: Here's all you need to know

NEET 2018 dates announced: Here's all you need to know

Exam Date: The exam will conduct on 6th May 2018. Candidates who wish to apply for CBSE NEET examination 2018 can go through the article for more information on CBSE NEET Application process and othe...

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Colorado State Men's Basketball Team Reportedly Boycotted Practice Today

Colorado State Men's Basketball Team Reportedly Boycotted Practice Today

It seems unlikely that Eustachy survives a second investigation into the "culture of the program" especially since he was subject to a "zero-tolerance" policy following the first investigation in 2014...

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Hackers strike U.S. defense contractors

Hackers strike U.S. defense contractors

Hackers with cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear used phishing emails to target no less than 87 contractors working on military technology projects such as drones, missiles and fighter jets for the USA g...

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So, Trump Lied About The Cost Of Melania's Engagement Ring

So, Trump Lied About The Cost Of Melania's Engagement Ring

A winning team of second season contestants received $50,000 to spend at the NY location as a reward at the end of an episode (the top end of sponsorship for the show could cost up to $25 million so k...

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Eni confirms Cypriot offshore gas find

A consortium of Italy's Eni and France's Total has discovered an extensive strain of natural gas southwest of Cyprus, Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Thursday. The Italian colossus notes t...

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Government Funding Lapses While Congress Looks To Vote On Budget Deal

Government Funding Lapses While Congress Looks To Vote On Budget Deal

At about 11 p.m. ET, The Washington Post reported that the Senate recessed until 12:01 a.m. without passing the new spending bill. Mulvaney told federal agencies that they should execute their c...

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