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Swiss IOC official calls Russian doping ruling 'shocking'

Swiss IOC official calls Russian doping ruling 'shocking' In response, crisis-hit AIBA claimed: " This decision is extremely disappointing for AIBA as it hoped the IOC Executive Board would have understood that the processes necessary to implement even more measures require more time ". "The panel's decisions are expected to be announced either late in the evening of February 8, 2018 or in the morning of February 9, 2018", CAS said in a statement . [Full Article...]

United States won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea

United States won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea It would of course be wonderful if the Moon Jae-in administration's efforts lead to denuclearization talks, but Kim Jong-un is not sending his people to Pyeongchang to talk about disarmament. Vice President Mike Pence isn't ruling out a meeting with North Korean leaders in Pyeongchang at the Olympic Games this month. Some have suggested that South needed to ease its sanctions temporarily ... [Full Article...]

Matt Patricia named as Detroit Lions' next head coach

Matt Patricia named as Detroit Lions' next head coach Quinn had spent 16 years with the Patriots before coming to Detroit , his last four as their director of pro scouting. For reasons that aren't entirely clear , the Patriots coaching staff decided not to play Butler in the Super Bowl - and the defense struggled without him, allowing Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles to throw for 373 yards and three touchdowns. [Full Article...]

Rihanna Rocked Up At An Arsenal Game & Became A Certified Gooner

Rihanna Rocked Up At An Arsenal Game & Became A Certified Gooner Arsenal made the agreement official on February 1, ending a long period of speculation surrounding Ozil's association with the club and providing a further lift to the fanbase following the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. [Full Article...]

Police remove Super Bowl protesters

Police remove Super Bowl protesters Some demonstrators wore black shirts that said, "You can't play with black lives" and chanting "black lives they matter here". Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, says some chained themselves along the track. Police in Minneapolis arrested a group of activists who shut down a rail line carrying Super Bowl ticket holders to the stadium ahead of Sunday's game. [Full Article...]

Which State Has the Most Winter Olympic Athletes?

Which State Has the Most Winter Olympic Athletes? And while the president has insisted any engagement be predicated on North Korea's complete renunciation of its nuclear ambitions, Tillerson in December offered to begin direct talks "without precondition". "Somebody should make a clear call but there is no one who can", said Sung Baik-yoo, the committee's spokesman. South Korean short tracker Hwang Dae-heon, who will participate in four even... [Full Article...]

Multiple injuries reported after collision involving school bus and vehicle in Limerick

Multiple injuries reported after collision involving school bus and vehicle in Limerick At least two vehicles and the school bus are amongst the vehicles involved in the collision which happened shortly after 8:30am this Wednesday morning. "Approximately 58 students were on the bus at the time". It's understood that four appliances from Limerick City Fire initially attended the scene, with further appliances then arriving from other county stations. [Full Article...]

PM Modi Blames Congress For Partition, Says ''You Divided Nation

PM Modi Blames Congress For Partition, Says ''You Divided Nation Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called the Rafale deal with France a scam after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament that details of the agreement for 36 jets could not be disclosed as it was classified information. [Full Article...]

Mercedes apologises after quoting Dalai Lama

Mercedes apologises after quoting Dalai Lama The country has previously accused the Dalai Lama of leading a separatist movement, but he maintains that he wants autonomy and to protect the Tibet's distinctive Buddhist culture. China claims sovereignty over both areas. "Some foreign companies are not as sensitive as their Chinese clients over the issue of the Dalai Lama and they should be warned once such an incident occurs", Global Times ... [Full Article...]

Bring law to punish anyone calling Indian Muslim 'Pakistani': Asaduddin Owaisi

Bring law to punish anyone calling Indian Muslim 'Pakistani': Asaduddin Owaisi The AIMIM chief further gave a detailed explanation as to why he demanded the central government to bring out a law that would make calling Indian Muslim "Pakistani" a punishable offense. "Even after 70 years I am called a Pakistani. Why?" We rejected ( Pakistan founder Mohammad ALi) Jinnah's invitation. "I will not chant the slogan even if they put a knife to my neck". [Full Article...]

SC quashes all mining lease renewals in Goa

SC quashes all mining lease renewals in Goa The apex court has ordered that the mining leases be given under a new policy. The State of Goa should take all necessary steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl viewership smallest since 2009

But as fans were heading to U.S. Bank Stadium at noon Sunday, the temperature in Minneapolis was minus-2 degrees, with a wind chill of negative 23 - by far the coldest Super Bowl on record. This year's non-program time accounted for 22% of total time of broadcast. "No game action or commercial time were missed", an NBC spokesperson said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Pence Doesn't Rule out Talks with N. Korea at Olympics

Pence Doesn't Rule out Talks with N. Korea at Olympics Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reiterated Wednesday the importance of increasing the pressure on North Korea to curtail its missile and nuclear programs. Both by coincidence and design, Pence has managed to skirt some of the biggest controversies of the Trump administration. "Resorting to every means possible, Japan, the US and South Korea need to maximize ... [Full Article...]

Women's vote: Rudd claims pardoning suffragettes is "complicated"

Women's vote: Rudd claims pardoning suffragettes is A bundle of these posters, delivered to Cambridge, survived to be rediscovered 106 years later in 2016. The Suffragettes were instrumental in securing the vote for British women 100 years ago, at a time when women had few rights and no role in national politics . [Full Article...]

Pyeongchang Games set to open with Russians still in doubt

Pyeongchang Games set to open with Russians still in doubt It was a rare sight in South Korea, since flying the red, blue and white flag is legally banned in the country. "There's been no change in policy". If Pence were to meet Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, he would be the most senior USA official to meet a North Korean leader since President Bill Clinton met Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok, a special envoy of Kim Jong Un's... [Full Article...]

Melania swats Donald Trump's hand away from again

Melania swats Donald Trump's hand away from again On Monday, while walking towards "Marine One", Melania seemed to have again swatted away President's hand. A clip, captured by NBC News, shows Melania wearing a long yellow jacket over her shoulders, with arms and hands inside the coat, not inside the sleeves. [Full Article...]

As Olympics near, Trump seeks to boost pressure on North Korea

As Olympics near, Trump seeks to boost pressure on North Korea North Korea criticised Trump for "revealing hostility" toward the country and reasserted that it would defend itself and deter the threat with its "nuclear force". During his speech on Tuesday evening, Trump highlighted the nuclear threat posed by the North to the USA and its allies, and the "depraved character" of the regime, recounting the story of American college student Otto Warmbier who died... [Full Article...]

Mashal Khan murder case verdict to be announced shortly

Mashal Khan murder case verdict to be announced shortly The court sentenced five suspects to 25 years in jail and 25 others are to be jailed for four years. Mashaal Khan, 23, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan was lynched by an angry mob at the campus in April past year after he was accused of committing blasphemy, which later proved untrue. [Full Article...]

DFL, GOP party leaders urge Minnesota caucus participation

DFL, GOP party leaders urge Minnesota caucus participation Carnahan also announced that Trump told her he would visit Minnesota later this year, and that she expects Vice President Mike Pence to make a stop even sooner. "It's a chance for residents to be heard". "It's a way for the people who are the local party leaders to get a pulse on what people really care about in the area". [Full Article...]

Nunes 'Abused' His Workplace With Memo — Ex-CIA Director

Nunes 'Abused' His Workplace With Memo — Ex-CIA Director Trey Gowdy, a Republican lawmaker who this week said he would not seek reelection, told CBS' Face the Nation the president was off the mark. The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday evening to make public the Democratic memo rebutting GOP allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused surveillance laws, the committee's top Democrat said, a move that will put the... [Full Article...]


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