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South Korea’s trade minister said the country will seek to explain the benefits of its free-trade agreement with the U.S. to the Trump administration to dispel the misunderstanding surrounding the trade accord. During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump had criticized the trade accord with South Korea as a destroyer of American auto industry jobs. The deal, which came into force in 2012, was the biggest for the U.S. since the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada t...
The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has called for long-range ballistics, citing concerns about Iran and North Korea. Both countries have released statements claiming to only be preparing to act in self-defense. Rep. Mark Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters that the US should expand its ballistics arsenal to include long-range missiles that could reach Iran or North Korea. "If you look at what's happening around the world, I would mention Iran and North Korea, ...
No damage to life and property has been reported so far. Uttarakhand, which is witnessing hectic campaigning as voting is scheduled on February 15, might be affected after the quake An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand on late February 4 night. Tremors of the quake were felt at several places across North India, including Delhi, NCR, western UP, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The epicentre of the earthquake was at Baron Basti in Rudraprayag district in Utt...
ALLEMAN, Iowa  —  Voters may help the North Polk School District with its funding on Tuesday as they vote on a $5.2 million bond referendum. The money will fund a new six-classroom wing at West Elementary School, a new media center at the middle school, and security improvements at both schools. The district says the improvements are needed because West Elementary is expected to be at capacity next school year.
The sale of a popular confectionery company could be a golden ticket for an inventive entrepreneur as a Palmerston North Willy Wonka looks for a successor. Oleene Wells started Munchkins "on a whim" nearly 30 years ago and grew it into a Palmerston North icon, known for its unique and creative fudge flavours. For decades, Munchkins has been a first stop for many of the city's residents looking for a gift for sweet-toothed loved ones. From Jelly Tip to fish'n chip, Wells has delighted in disco...
The US President received $6 million in royalties from lending his brand name to Indian realty projects. Read more. Panicked residents ran out of their houses. In many colonies of Dehradun. Men, women and children were seen hanging outside their homes in anticipation of aftershocks. Read more. AIADMK sources reveal that the swearing-in scheduled for today may now take place on Thursday. Read more. The party won more almost double the votes of other major parties in UP in the 2014 Lok Sabha po...
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“Split,” M Night Shyamalan’s thriller about a man with multiple personalities who abducts three teenage girls, topped the North American box office for a third weekend, industry data showed Sunday. Starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy, it earned $14.4 million in ticket sales over a three-day weekend, with sales slowed by football’s Super Bowl, box office analyst Exhibitor Relations reported. The cumulative North American total for the film, made on a tiny $9 million budget, is now...
Goldfish provided a brief moment of levity in the sixth day of the government inquiry into Havelock North drinking water. The subject came up when Hastings District Council water services manager Brett Chapman was being questioned by counsel assisting the what processes the council had in place to inform people in the event of water contamination emergencies such as the outbreak that affected Havelock North last August, Chapman said the council had contact details for all schools, major f...
Though these findings cannot be considered statistically representative of the migration population, they do provide key insights into the migration process. This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year. MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map count...
A new study has confirmed the UK's oil and gas supply chain saw its turnover decline in 2015. The report by business advisers EY indicates the fall in the price of oil led to a fall in business activity for firms serving North Sea producers. They anticipate the international price of oil will mean 2016 saw a continuation of the downward trend. But its authors said the industry still makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. EY's Review of the UK oilfield industry will be launched f...
South Korea's rapid population aging may make the country's monetary policy virtually ineffective down the road by neutralizing its ripple effect on the real economy, a report said Tuesday. According to the report based on the data of 25 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development between 1995 and 2014, an interest rate hike led to the conventional ripple effects of dwindling household consumption, a fall in stock prices and declining household debt in countries, with...
The number of companies listed on South Korea's equity market is expected to top 2,000 this year on the entry of new ones, especially onto the tech-heavy KOSDAQ, data suggested Tuesday. A total of 1,987 firms were registered with the Korea Exchange, South Korea's sole bourse operator, as of the end of last year.
The United States has approved a proposed sale to South Korea of two sets of advanced short-range missiles designed to arm fighter jets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. South Korea had requested to buy 60 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-up-Round missiles, six guidance units and other associated support for $70 million.  The country also asked to buy 89 AGM-65G-2 Maverick missiles, missile containers and other related elements for another $70 million, the agency said.
SEOUL: South Korea confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a dairy farm, the country’s first outbreak less than a year, its agriculture ministry said.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday in a statement that the disease had been detected at a dairy farm in Boeun county. All 195 cows raised in the farm had been culled to contain the disease.The outbreak comes as Asia’s fourth largest economy has been grappling with a nationwide spread of virulent bird flu vi...
About 1,400 ewes from Sieben Ranch Co. made the three-day, 20-mile trek from the Helena Valley over the North Hill and across the Sieben Flats to ranch headquarters last week. Ranch workers broke the trail with a feed tractor, as the ewes were having a hard time getting through the deep snow and its thick, hard crust.
In a move that would greatly expand its North Sea energy holdings ahead of a planned London listing, Delek Group said on Monday it was offering to buy the rest of Ithaca Energy it doesn’t already own in a deal valuing the oil producer at $646 million. Ithaca, listed in Toronto and London, said its board had recommended the Israeli conglomerate’s cash offer of 1.95 Canadian dollars (about $1.50) per share. Delek, with natural gas exploration and production activities in the eastern Mediterra...
The U.S. could soon deploy a new $4 billion dollar warship to the Korean peninsula as part of an effort to deter North Korean aggression, authorities in Seoul revealed Monday. Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, recently discussed the possibility of sending the USS Zumwalt to a South Korea naval base during a meeting with South Korean lawmakers, the Korean Herald reported Monday. The discussions did not result in any official agreements but occurred in response to South Ko...
WILLISTON, N.D. — Industrywide commodity price drops have been driving up the acreage of crops known as pulses nationwide, and the region encompassing northwest North Dakota and northeastern Montana at the epicenter of the growth.A new scouting program is looking to guard against the development of crop diseases in pluses, which are legumes such as peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. The program aims to provide producers with advanced warning of issues such as insects and diseases. It i...
A man has been charged with breaking into a restaurant north of Kaikoura. Police claim the Marlborough man burgled The Store in Kekerengu, on the coast between Kaikoura and Blenheim, some time between October 3 and October 6 last year. He has not yet pleaded to the charge. The man has interim name suppression while he undergoes assessment for insanity and fitness to plead. He could not appear at the Blenheim District Court as he was living in Christchurch, but his lawyer Rob Harrison represe...