Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics, despite their lifetime bans being overturned earlier by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a statement released Monday, the IOC says its Invitation Review Panel ruled unanimously to decline requests for Olympic invitations for a list of 15 athletes ...

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Black Lives Matter shut down rail to Super Bowl for 2 hours in protest against police violence

As Super Bowl fever grips the US, activists are taking the opportunity to highlight their own agenda. On Sunday, dozens of protesters blocked a rail line reserved for Super Bowl ticket holders. The series of protests, spearheaded by Black Lives Matter, rocked Minneapolis Sunday, as activists seized the occasion to draw attention to a number of causes, ranging from police ...

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Only demons eat left-handed, says Turkish Muslim authority

Turkey’s highest religious authority has said that every pious Muslim must only use their right hand to eat and drink – because, apparently, only demons are left-handed. Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), which is an official state institution, issued a fatwa (decree) Saturday, implying that those who happen to be born left-handed should switch sides for their own good, ...

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‘Macedonia is Greece!’ Thousands march through Athens in country-naming dispute (VIDEO)

Thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest the name of Macedonia, as the Greek government tries to resolve a decades-long dispute over what the neighboring country should actually be known as. Protesters arrived by bus from all over the country, waving Greek flags and chanting “hands off Macedonia” and “Macedonia is Greece,” clearly unhappy with the ...

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Legendary Nazi hunter endorses far-right German party, then changes his mind (VIDEO)

The Mossad spy who masterminded the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, controversially declared his support for a German far-right party Saturday, only to change his mind Sunday. Rafi Eitan led an Israeli operation to track down and bring Eichmann to justice after the Nazi lieutenant fled Germany to Argentina following the World War II. ...

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Protest & cheers at warm-up game for unified Korean Olympic hockey team (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Supporters and protesters gathered in Incheon, South Korea Sunday as the unified Korean women’s hockey team played out their first warm-up game ahead of the Winter Olympic Games later this month. READ MORE: N. Korea cancels joint event with S. Korea, blames media – report The team, made up for the first time of players from across North and South ...

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Voice assistants weigh in on Super Bowl LII

Today marks the 52nd Super Bowl, and quite a bit has changed since that first big game. Then, it was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. In 1967, the cost of a movie ticket was $ 1.25, and color TV was just starting to become popular. Today, more than fifty years later, we can now stream the big game to ...

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‘Cold war mentality’: China blasts US nuclear review calling Beijing a threat

China has followed Russia in criticizing a recent US government report which describes the two countries as potential nuclear threats, saying Washington needs to drop its “cold war mentality.” China has strongly rebuffed the claim in the US’ latest Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), that Beijing is engaging in increasingly aggressive behavior. The 74-page report, which is the first review of ...

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Goldman: Oil to top $80 within six months

Goldman Sachs has held one of the most optimistic views on the re-balancing of the oil market and oil prices in the near term. The investment bank is now growing even more bullish, predicting that the oil market has likely balanced, and that Brent Crude will reach $ 82.50 a barrel within six months. Read more Goldman sees the price of Brent ...

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North Korean ceremonial leader to visit South as part of Olympic delegation

A high-ranking North Korean representative is expected to head a delegation to Seoul, the South’s Unification Ministry has said. The visit forms part of ongoing efforts to ease tensions between the two Koreas. Kim Yong-nam who is the head of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North Korean parliament, as well as the nominal head of state, is ...

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