WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED II

Olympics: IOC decides not to lift Russian ban

SKY NEWS - 1 hour 37 min ago
The International Olympic Committee has voted against lifting the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Did the so-called 'Peace Olympics' bring harmony?

SKY NEWS - 3 hours 28 min ago
Before they had even started, these Games were being described as the "Peace Olympics".

Arming teachers in schools should be 'up to states' to decide, Trump tweets

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 23:41
President Donald Trump tweeted that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence should be "Up to States."

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:40
Congress has released a memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused its surveillance powers.

Twin suicide blasts rock Yemen port city of Aden

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:08
Twin suicide blasts in Aden killed six people and injured 31 others, according to two senior security officials in Yemen.

Warren Buffett on how he turned a $300,000 bet into $2 million for charity in 10 years

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:32
Buffett explains in his 2017 annual letter how he turned his $318,250 bet into $2.2 million for charity.

David Bowie's life in pictures, now on display in NY, Los Angeles and Hawaii

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:00
Two years after his unexpected death, David Bowie is back on tour…sort of.

Following the unanimous vote for a

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:58
Following the unanimous vote for a ceasefire resolution in Syria, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blames Russia for the delay.

U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:37
The Council approved an immediate 30-day cease-fire after a recent bombardment of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of civilians.

UN backs ceasefire 'without delay' in Syria

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:04
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid and medical evacuations.

Bank of America says it will talk to gunmakers about how to stop mass shootings

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:02
Bank of America will talk to its gunmaker clients about what they can do to help stop deadly mass shootings.

In Australia, Custom-Made Milk Formulas Aid Exotic Mammals Like Marsupials

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:30
When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.

You probably shouldn't buy the 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:19
CNBC reviews the 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport.

The American Greed Report: How to beat the 'pharma bros' and save money on your prescriptions

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:00
Skyrocketing drug prices are leaving millions of Americans with tough choices. Here are some ways you can save.

If Trump Rips Up Nafta, Canada May Shrug, Not Shudder

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:27
Because of changes to the global trading system, an end to the agreement is unlikely to be devastating for Canada, and could even have positive effects.

Highlights from Warren Buffett's annual letter include a Kipling poem and joke about the teenage sex drive

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:16
The 87-year old billionaire released his annual letter Saturday and it did not disappoint.

European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:11
Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says.

Buffett reveals Berkshire’s 15 largest stock holdings — including Apple, Wells Fargo

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:04
Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders listed the company's largest stock investments.

UN Security Council will try to vote on Syria ceasefire after delays

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:01
The UN Security Council on Saturday will try again to vote for a temporary ceasefire in Syria after several delays this week.

Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:00
Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.

Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:22
The discovery of a maid’s body in an apartment in Kuwait sparked outrage and focused attention on the treatment of Philippine workers living abroad.

These YouTubers created a $255 Taco Bell 'Cruchwrap Supreme' — here's what it tastes like

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:00
It's made with $260-per-pound dried chilis and 'corn smut.'

Delta and United scrap airfare discounts for NRA members

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:52
Delta Air Lines has joined a growing list of companies to cut perks for members of the National Rifle Association or its related events.

Speeding Car Plows Into Students in India, Killing at Least 9

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:34
Local news reports said the driver may have been intoxicated, even though consuming alcohol is illegal in Bihar State.

Olympians give dating app a boost at Winter Games

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:30
As the Winter Games are set to draw to a close, it seems that sport isn't the only thing on athletes' minds with some looking to hook up with fellow Olympians.

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:30
Warren Buffett explains the perils of using debt and leverage in his 2017 annual letter.

It's the longest running top-flight

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:24
It's the longest running top-flight derby in England, but how much do you know about the Liverpool-Everton rivalry?

The story of how Didier Drogba tried to

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:17
The story of how Didier Drogba tried to bring peace to the Ivory Coast at the time of the 2006 World Cup.

New airstrikes on eastern Ghouta as UN vote looms

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:11
The number of Syrians killed in eastern Ghouta since a wave of bombings began a week ago has hit almost 500 following further airstrikes.

COPA90's Eli Mengem discovers how Japan

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:10
COPA90's Eli Mengem discovers how Japan's interest in the game has created Asia's most successful football nation.

Wes Anderson's new film takes Berlin by storm

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:06
Director Wes Anderson has won the best director prize at the Berlin film festival for his new animated movie Isle of Dogs.

David Moyes is back in management, but

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:05
David Moyes is back in management, but the Scot's appointment has not gone down well with all of West Ham's fans.

Why NBA superstar John Wall is heading back to college for a business degree

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:00
The Washington Wizards player says he will spend his summer taking up college courses.

Three charts that suggest gold is poised for a breakout, and is heading to $1,400

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:45
Gold just had its worst week in over two months, but one technician says the precious metal is headed for a breakout.

Lower tax rate fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:38
Fourth-quarter net income increased roughly fivefold for Berkshire Hathaway, in part because of the Trump tax cut.

I spent $7 a day on food for a month—here are my top 3 money-saving tips

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:30
How I fed myself on $50 a week and managed to eat good, balanced meals.

Buffett's Berkshire has $116 billion to spend on a deal, but the investor can't find anything cheap enough

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:11
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway released its 2017 annual letter to shareholders Saturday.

I wore this $279 device over my heart to track stress — here's what I learned

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:03
The Lief Therapeutics stress tracker might be good if you need data to improve your habits, but most of us should just remember to breathe deeply.

How this tiny college dodged a tax on endowments

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:00
How one school in Kentucky got out of the endowment tax.

Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:50
The violent nationalism that fueled the dictator’s rise has returned with force as critical elections loom. But it has also spurred a nascent countermovement.

Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:40
Charges against Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions.

Red Cross says 21 staffers paid for sexual services

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:36
The International Committee of the Red Cross said 21 staff members have been dismissed or resigned for "paying for sexual services" in the past three years.

Gene Simmons says you can become highly successful if you copy this trait from Warren Buffett

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:00
"Though he aggressively pursues his goals, he seems to do so without earning anyone's particular ire."

A data scientist in his 20s explains the secret to Warren Buffett’s optimism

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:00
Michael Toth analyzed decades of Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters.

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:59
A draft resolution aimed at ending the carnage in the eastern Ghouta district and elsewhere will now be put up for a vote in the council at noon Saturday.

Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills at Least 20 Afghan Soldiers

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:53
Insurgents staged several raids in the south as a high-level NATO delegation visited the country to discuss the peace process.

Cancer research breakthrough shows a better way to predict drugs that will work

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:50
A new study using lab-engineered microtumors allowed doctors to better predict if a drug treatment will work.

Why Warren Buffett is such an influential leader, according to 40 years of data

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:00
"Buffett's positivity is very powerful."

Saudi oil minister hopes OPEC, allies can ease output curbs in 2019

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:00
Khalid al-Falih is seeking a permanent alliance among major producers.

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:49
The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with North Korea's made-for-the-cameras delegation at the games.

Geely chairman builds $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:30
The purchase by Li Shufu means Geely, China's largest privately-owned automaker, is now Daimler's biggest shareholder.

EU leaders draw up battle lines for post-Brexit budget

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:11
Many EU leaders have conceded that they are unlikely to resolve budget issues before Britain leaves next year.

Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:06
Malaysians were not happy when Prime Minister Najib Razak said he preferred quinoa because it was “better than rice,” the national staple.

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00
Russia is at the forefront of repatriating women and children from the collapsing Islamic State: “What should we do, leave them there so somebody will recruit them?” asks a Russian Senator.

People running for cover. Kids begging

CNN - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:07
People running for cover. Kids begging for food. Parents kissing their children goodbye. This is the reality in Eastern Ghouta -- a rebel-held city under heavy bombardment -- as shown by videos taken by activists on the ground. CNN's Arwa Damon shows us a slice of life in the embattled city.

Red Cross and other charities admit sexual misconduct

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:01
More charities have revealed cases of sexual misconduct among staff and associates in the wake of the Oxfam scandal.

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:29
Chinese authorities will no longer have to use the U.S. courts to seek information on iCloud users.

More killed in air raids as Syria UN vote delayed

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 04:45
Syrian government air raids killed a further 32 people in rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus on Friday, activists said, as a vote on a UN-backed ceasefire was delayed.

At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:02
The decision stunned Pakistani officials and could deliver a major blow to the nation’s economy.

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:38
A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.

Markets watching for a steady hand in Powell as he navigates Congress for the first time

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:05
Fed Chair Jerome Powell could rock markets when he speaks for the first time to Congress.

Eighteen Killed in Somalia Attacks

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:00
Two car bomb blasts in Mogadishu shattered a months-long period of calm Somalia’s capital. The Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility.

Astronomers spotted Elon Musk’s Tesla in orbit

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:00
Two astronomers spotted Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster floating space.

Facebook removes violent Oculus VR game demo from kiosk at conservative political conference

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:56
Facebook demos, then removes, violent Oculus VR game from kiosk at conservative political conference

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:39
The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.

France Toughens Stance in Combating Radicals in Prisons and Schools

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:26
Hundreds of radicalized inmates will be isolated, and school licensing will be more closely scrutinized.

Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing

NEW YORK TIMES - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:24
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

The market just woke up after hitting the 'afternoon snooze button' all week

CNBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:08
On Friday, the Dow reversed a unique pattern evident over the course of the last four trading sessions.

Ecological 'nightmare' after plastic pellets spill

SKY NEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:01
Some people call them "high density plastic'" or "pre-production micro-plastic" but individuals in the industry refer to them as nurdles - a silly sounding name for a lentil-sized pellet that is the building block of all-known plastic products.

N Korea warned of 'phase two' amid new sanctions

SKY NEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:49
Donald Trump has said he is hitting North Korea with its "heaviest sanctions ever" and could move to "phase two" if they do not work.

For the first time in years, Cuba is

CNN - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:48
For the first time in years, Cuba is getting a new shipment of Ladas, reigniting the island's love for Russian cars. Patrick Oppmann reports from Havana.

Georgia just handed Atlanta a new political problem in bid for Amazon HQ2

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:22
Atlanta is one of 11 Amazon HQ2 cities in states lacking LGBT discrimination laws. Georgia's Senate isn't helping.

School shut over ex-NFL player's Instagram post

SKY NEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:21
A former NFL player has been held by police in the US after a threatening picture posted to his Instagram account forced a school to close.

Warren Buffett will retire from board of Kraft Heinz

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:07
Buffett stepped down from his role as the legendary investor looks to reduce his travel commitments.

In Speedskating, South Korea Sees a Fast Track to Olympic Glory

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:03
South Korea, long dominant in short-track speedskating, molds young skaters into champions starting at an early age.

Dropbox shows how it manages costs by deleting inactive accounts

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:03
Dropbox has employed "infrastructure optimization" to reduce costs of storing data

Special counsel accuses Manafort of secretly paying former European politicians on behalf of Ukraine

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:02
The superseding indictment contains five counts, including making false statements and conspiracy to launder money.

Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:57
The investment by Li Shufu, the chairman of the Geely automotive group, represents 9.69 percent of the German carmaker.

Can a Canadian Carry Off Bollywood Style? Justin Trudeau Finds Out.

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:54
The Canadian prime minister wore traditional garb throughout a visit to India, inspiring debate over whether he was appropriating or respecting local culture.

Bitcoin and blockchain consume an exorbitant amount of energy. These engineers are trying to change that

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:44
Innovators are in a race to develop green blockchain innovations to address demand by businesses.

Your retirement account might be invested in guns. Changing that isn't easy

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:36
Find out if you're invested in guns. But don't expect it to be easy to stop.

We need a firmer position from Trump to get 'weapons of war' off the street: Rep. Tim Ryan

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:31
President Donald Trump isn't doing enough to tackle the gun issue facing the country, says Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.

Dropbox is going public: Here's who's making money

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:18
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and venture firm Sequoia Capital are poised to be the biggest winners in the IPO

Health and wellness products for your pet are a growing industry, says pet company CEO

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:18
The pet products industry is on the rise as pet owners look for healthy and luxury items for their pets.

Rose cider is here and it could be the millennial pink drink of this summer

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:18
Just in time for the warmer weather, liquor companies are launching Rose hard cider, a seasonal hard apple cider.

Walmart’s plunge this week shows investors should be skeptical of big growth after deals

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:57
Walmart shareholders fell victim to elevated expectations as the retailer's e-commerce sales growth waned.

Court hands Trump another defeat in bid to block Obama-era oil and gas emissions rule

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:57
A U.S. District Court judge has blocked the Interior Department from suspending an Obama-era methane emissions rule.

Vehicle struck security barrier near White House

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:55
A passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House on Friday, but did not breach the White House complex.

Americans are getting better at saving: 58% have more money than they owe in credit card debt

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:54
More households are making progress, says Bankrate.

RNC started paying Trump campaign's rent in Trump Tower after covering legal bills for Russia probe

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:52
The RNC has spent more than $290,000 since September on rent for Trump's campaign and salary for Vice President Mike Pence's nephew.

White House lockdown after vehicle strikes barrier

SKY NEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:35
The White House has been put on lockdown after a vehicle struck a security barrier.

Only 25 percent of Americans know this tax-saving strategy is legal

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:27
If you're confused about the rules, you could be missing out.

If you own these funds, you are an investor in the major gunmakers

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:25
Here are some of Wall Street's most popular and largest funds that are currently invested in firearm manufacturers.

DropBox publicly files for IPO

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:19
Cloud storage company DropBox filed to raise $500 million in a public offering on Friday.

New North Korea sanctions won't end nuclear threat, says retired US Army officer

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:19
Trump's new sanctions will fail without 'hard-nosed, challenging diplomacy,' says retired Lt. Col. Daniel Davis.

Why companies are scrambling for the once little-known element cobalt

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:08
The growing demand for rechargeable batteries could lead to shortages in key materials.

A Curling Collapse Amid Olympic Success: The Canada Letter

NEW YORK TIMES - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:07
The Canada Letter looks at reasons for Canada’s poor showing in curling at the Olympics. Plus, how a film helped Times journalists break one of last year’s biggest stories.

Florida shootings may complicate insurance for gun owners

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:05
The gun control debate puts a fresh spotlight on insurance for self-defense incidents.

Instacart discovers a bug that withheld tips from shoppers and overcharged users

CNBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:00
Instacart discovered a bug that affected users' ability to waive service fees and shoppers' ability to receive tips.

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