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Will N.Korean Players Hobble S.Korea's Women's Ice Hockey Team?

An inter-Korean women's ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will include all 23 South Korean players plus extra North Korean ones, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-whan told the National Assembly on Monday. Some five to eight North Korean players are expected to join the team.
 

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,517.19. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.2 percent to 32,188.11 while the Shanghai Composite in mainland China rose 0.4 percent to 3,488.87. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.1 percent to 6,010.

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns After Racist, Homophobic Remarks Uncovered

Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned on Thursday from his position as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer division, Americorps, after a CNN Kfile he made over the radio. review revealed numerous racist, Islamaphobic, sexist, and anti-LGBT comments....

Civil servants demand raise

HARARE - 5 comments The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public....

Chinese parents pay more attention to children's study than life: survey

More than 90% of Chinese parents talk with their children about study, but nearly 32% of them never tell their children how to make friends and one fourth of the parents never teach children how to use money, found a survey conducted by the China National Children's Center and Social Sciences Academic Press.

Govt considering upgrade of trade deal with HK, Macao

The government is conducting study to upgrade the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, in an effort to further open up Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR. CEPA refers to the economic and trade agreements that the Chinese mainland reached with HK and Macao. The main document was signed in 2003.

Jessore Road: Tree felling halted for 6 months

The High Court yesterday halted the felling of century-old trees along the Jessore-Benapole road following protests against a government decision to cut them down. It directed the authorities concerned of the government to maintain a status quo on the tree felling for six months.

'Initiative underway to reduce border killing at zero level'

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said the border killing has significantly reduced and overall initiative is underway to bring it down at zero level. “Border killing has significantly reduced comparing the past and overall initiative is underway to reduce border killing at zero level,” said the....

Eric Ikhilae, Abuja and Chris Oji Enugu

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday said herdsmen attacks on farmers festered because past administrations did not deal decisively with the problem. He said the crisis had assumed dimensions that troubled the body politic because it had not been addressed.

Adegunle Olugbamila

It was all excitement, high hopes and pomp when on towards the end of 2015 President Muhamadu Buhari visited Cross River State, the first state he visited after been sworn in as president, to flag off the construction of the 274km Superhighway, the flagship of Governor Ben Ayade’s signature projects.

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,517.19. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.2 percent to 32,188.11 while the Shanghai Composite in mainland China rose 0.4 percent to 3,488.87. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.1 percent to 6,010.

Trans-Atlantic ties: Angela Merkel needs a Donald Trump strategy

"The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over," admitted a disappointed Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Italy last May. At the time, it was clear that United States President Donald Trump had made up his mind to pull out of the Paris climate accord .

How Donald Trump changed things in 10 easy lessons

International Trade. Donald Trump has made it repeatedly clear that he prefers bilateral trade agreements over multilateral ones. Since he took office, the US President has stopped the United States' participation in negotiations over a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and put negotiations over a....

Chicago women’s march on Saturday: politics in play

At the 2017 Women's March in Washington, the Wagner family from Mount Prospect: Olivia Wagner, a student at Prospect High School; her father, Will Wagner; her mother Cassie Wagner: and Cassie’s classmate, Rosa Weiss from Arlington Heights. | Lynn Sweet/Sun-Times.

Bahraini FM lauds Javed Malikâ s efforts to expand bilateral ties

BAHRAIN: Ambassador Javed Malik during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa discussed the growing bilateral ties between Pakistan and Bahrain, says a press release. The Bahrain’s foreign minister appreciated the valuable efforts by Ambassador Javed Malik....

Backpackers hope Pakistan to make tourist-friendly visa policy

LONDON: The British Backpacker Society has welcomed decision by Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) to approach the relevant government officials with a request to review the country’s visa policy for foreign tourists and to make it easier to acquire them.

Unjustified â special watchâ by US for so-called violations of religious freedom

It is unfortunate that USA under President Donald Trump consistently trying to damage Pakistan through leveling baseless and imaginative and unjustified allegations, ranging from allegedly “providing safe havens to terrorists including Haqqani network to now religious discriminations in the country.

MMA forms central executive council to elect office-bearers

LAHORE: A meeting of heads of five component parties of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Thursday constituted the central executive council of the alliance, moving one step closer to elect the central office-bearers in the next meeting, scheduled for Feb 15 in Islamabad.

Inter boards tug-of-war competitions conclude

TIMERGARA: The All Pakistan inter-boards tug-of-war competitions concluded at Gulabad College here on Thursday. The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Malakand got first position in the contests by beating the Lahore BISE in the final match. The Peshawar BISE team bagged third position.

Parliament curses back

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) on Thursday passed a resolution to condemn PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Shaikh Rashid Ahmad for using derogatory and indecent remarks for the Parliament while addressing a public meeting in Lahore on Wednesday night.

Qaeda, AQIS presence in Subcontinent â extremely worryingâ development: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday said the presence of Daesh and reports of Qaedat Al Jihad (AQIS), al-Qaida’s new branch, in Subcontinent with an Indian national as its head was an “extremely worrying development”. Together with this, the government says the admission of presence of over 20 terrorist....

Two female polio workers, 3 FC men martyred in Quetta

QUETTA: Two female polio workers were shot dead by some unidentified armed men in Bareech Town near Hazargunj Fruit Market area here on Thursday. While three FC personnel were martyred by unidentified assailants during routine duty. According to police, the deceased polio workers were performing....

No resignation lands in NA speakerâ s secretariat

ISLAMABAD: No member of the National Assembly (NA) has submitted resignation till Thursday evening as secretariat of Speaker National Assembly sitting with its fingers crossed kept waiting for the resignation of member of the House from Rawalpindi who announced to step down from the membership a day earlier during Lahore rally.

Qaeda, AQIS in Subcontinent â extremely worryingâ development: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday said the presence of Daesh and reports of Qaedat Al Jihad (AQIS), al-Qaida’s new branch, in Subcontinent with an Indian national as its head was an “extremely worrying development”. Together with this, the government says the admission of presence of over 20 terrorist....

Afghan foreign minister cancels UN trip amid political crisis

KABUL: Afghanistan’s top diplomat has pulled out of a high-level UN meeting about his country to help end a growing political crisis that is testing the authority of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, sources told AFP Thursday. The eleventh-hour decision by Salahuddin Rabbani not to travel to New York....

Forget the tweet, keep ties sweet

Situationer. Governments behave like humans for humans run them. That is what our learned teachers taught us decades ago in the globally reputed western schools known for their expertise in international relations, politics and global governance. So should we believe that today the United States....

Students awarded cash prizes, certificates

NOWSHERA: Position-holder students of a private school were given cash prizes and commendation certificates during a ceremony in the school hall here. Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Mardan Chairman Shaukat Hayat Khan was the chief guest on the occasion while Bacha Khan Model....

GIK Institute, Squeaks Foundation sign MoU

SWABI: Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and Squeaks Foundation on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide scholarship to the girl students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The scholarship is for four years undergraduate programme.

Bahraini FM praises Malikâ s efforts for boosting ties

BAHRAIN: Pakistan’s ambassador Javed Malik Thursday met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and discussed the growing ties between Pakistan and Bahrain. The foreign minister appreciated the valuable efforts by ambassador Javed Malik in further consolidating and....

PM approves appointing Shahid Mehmood as ADB ED

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved summary for appointing Shahid Mehmood as Executive Director to Asian Development Bank (ADB) for tenure of three years. “Yes, the PM has approved summary for appointing Shahid Mehmood as Executive Director to ADB.

Trump says US govt â could very wellâ shut down

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday the US government “could very well” shut down and that would be very harmful to the military. “If the country shuts down, which could very well be, the budget should be handled a lot differently than it has been handled for the last long period of....
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