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Go home! Seoul shuts down computers on Friday night

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A government worker in South Korea worked an average 2,738 hours a year, according to data from the Ministry of Personnel and Management quoted in Yonhap news agency in January, almost 1,000 hours more than the OECD average for public servants. Read More »

Here's How Markets Are Reacting to US-China Trade-Tariff Plans

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A television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Thursday, March 22, 2018. that it is "not afraid of a trade war", but has said that it hopes to avoid one through continued dialogue. However, the following year Canada surpassed China as top destination for US farming exports, bringing in over $20 billion worth of products. Read More »

Egyptians to vote on Monday, Sisi re-election guaranteed

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Sisi later denied involvement in sidelining his opponents, saying he wished there were many candidates. Al-Sisi won the elections in 2014 with 97 per cent of the vote but voter turnout was low. Tens of thousands of people are in prison on politicized or fabricated charges. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, which has declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, has killed hundreds of soldiers, policemen and civilians, mainly in its North Sinai stronghold but also elsewhere in Egypt. Read More »

Toledo's population continues to decline, according to census estimate

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Last year, Manhattan saw the fastest rate of growth at 1.3 percent; followed by the Bronx at 1.1 percent; Queens at 1 percent; and Staten Island and Brooklyn tied at a rate of.7 percent. The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metro area was the state's third-fastest growing metro area from 2016 to 2017 and from 2010 to 2017. Based on percentage growth from 2016 to 2017, Florida, Idaho and Utah each had two metro areas on a separate top 10 list. Read More »

Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow and winds

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Temperatures are hovering around the low-to-mid 30s, though snowfall predictions could get adjusted throughout the day as forecasters keep an eye on the storm. According to Newsday, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says a 62-year-old Bellmore, New York woman has died of a heart attack while shoveling wet, heavy snow. Read More »

Fourth fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad sentenced to 7 yrs jail

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The conviction and award of a five-year jail term, had led to the disqualification of Lalu's membership of the Lok Sabha. Saturday's verdict appears to be a big setback to his plans of a political comeback. The RJD chief Lalu Prasad is now admitted to RIMS hospital due to health concerns. Lalu Yadav was first convicted in 2013 in a fodder scam and was awarded a prison time of 5 years. Read More »

LeBron James On NBA's Rumored Play-In Tournament: "That's Wack"

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The Cavs' acting head coach said after a 132-129 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday "there is one game during the season that changes your team", and, "tonight's game might have done that for us". We have to go in with the confidence and swagger against everybody - not just Cleveland. It might be the most under-appreciated aspect of his game. Kemba Walker had 24 points for Charlotte, which trailed by 19 before outscoring Brooklyn 68-43 in the second half. Read More »

Martin Vizcarra is new Peruvian president after resignation of Pablo Kuczynski

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Martin Vizcarra, who until Friday morning served as Peru's first vice president and ambassador to Canada, has been sworn in as the country's new president. Analysts say that for Vizcarra to succeed, he will need to do something Kuczynski failed to master: Building alliances across Peru's political spectrum in order to pass legislation through congress. Read More »

Rauner And Pritzker To Face Off In November's Illinois Governor Race

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Daniel Biss garnering 26 percent of the vote may be the closest that IL gets to a progressive governor for now, but that does not mean that the message his candidacy sent will go away. On the Democratic side, billionaire frontrunner J.B. Pritzker pumped about $ 70 million of his own money into blasting away his five opponents. After the late announcement by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that she was stepping down, eight candidates vied to replace her in the Democratic primary. Read More »

Kraft lends Patriots plane to Parkland students, families

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But in interviews they said sharing their stories and views was too important an opportunity not to take. Seasoned activists have marveled at what the students accomplished so far, including a sweeping gun bill in Florida and school walkouts attended by over a million students last week, according to organizers Women's March. Read More »

BJP is largest party in Rajya Sabha now

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Voting will be held till 4pm and counting will be taken up an hour later. Uttarakhand (1), and Gujarat (4) - were elected unanimously. The other major battle was in the Congress-ruled Karnataka where the ruling party won three seats and one went to the BJP. Read More »

Charges Dropped Against Most Turkish Bodyguards in Clash with Protesters

Two were Canadians, who were charged but have not been arrested. According to the Washington court, charges were dropped against eleven of the 15 Turkish bodyguards, while four others remain under indictment. "President Donald J Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to reaffirm the importance of strong relations between the United States and Turkey , as NATO Allies and strategic partners, and to exchange views on regional developments", a statement released ... Read More »

Suspended NFL player Aldon Smith arrested again, report says

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According to records on the San Francisco Police Department web site, a warrant for Smith's arrest was issued March 5 in connection with domestic violence allegations from Smith's fiancee. " Officials did not give details about how Smith contacted the victim ". AS allegedly violated that order. promoting officials to issue the warrant. Read More »

French strikes to test Macron's resolve

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Airport authorities say 30 percent of flights to and from Paris were canceled. Tens of thousands of nurses, teachers and other public sector workers joined forces to march against French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms on Thursday, causing widespread travel disruption and bringing brief clashes with police in some cities. Read More »

Demonstrators Delay NBA Game To Protest Police Killing Of Stephon Clark

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After marching down Interstate 5, the demonstrators gathered outside Golden 1 Center, the city's sports arena where the Sacramento Kings NBA team was preparing to play against the Atlanta Hawks. "I'll let you be the judge of that", Hahn said. The death of the young father, who had two sons aged one and three, has been met with anger across California and US. Read More »

High-rise hotel catches fire in Dublin

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Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan tweeted: "Hearing reports of bad fire at Metro Hotel Ballymun, really hope everyone is out of the building and safe". Eight fire brigades and medics arrived to the scene. He added: "The situation is that the top seven floors of the hotel are now on fire". "Fire services are now dealing with a building on fire, Gardaí are at scene". Read More »

U.S. destroyer sails near Beijing-claimed island in South China Sea

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In a statement, China's defence ministry accused the U.S. of a "serious political and military provocation against China". A US Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation " operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, US officials told Reuters , a move likely to anger Beijing. Read More »

China hits back at Trump tariffs as trade war arrives

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In Shanghai, Gansu Dunhuang Seed, a seed, cotton and food processing company, jumped 10% to 7.67 yuan, while Wei Long Grape Wine rose 1.38% to 16.17 yuan and Xinjiang Korla Pear gained 4.23% to 15.76 yuan. "Some council members said that young people in Taiwan set great store on democracy and freedom, which is exactly what the environment in mainland Chinese society can not provide", it said. Read More »

WTO doing 'detailed analysis' of Trump tariffs against China

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China had warned of what was coming. -China trade fight get? “Trade is extremely important to the US apple industry. "They will directly harm the interests of US consumers, companies, and financial markets", the embassy said. Officials did not identify which Chinese products will be targeted. Richard E. Neal , the top Ways and Means Committee Democrat, said Trump's enforcement actions raise a number of questions. Read More »

International Friendly Report: Netherlands v England 23 March 2018

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Jesse Lingard's goal proved the difference as England ran out 1-0 victors against one of the most notable World Cup absentees, giving Southgate a first win in a high-profile friendly at the sixth time of asking. "Our players have represented their country really well tonight, with pride and with some style, so anything else that takes away from that performance for them would be a great shame". Read More »