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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid Shareholders of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons , which is now privately held, will own more than 70 percent of the combined company. Leadership from both companies will run the company, which will be dually headquartered in Boise, Idaho and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia set to celebrate Women's Day with a musical operetta

Saudi Arabia set to celebrate Women's Day with a musical operetta This week the authority confirmed more than 5,000 entertainment events will be held across 56 cities in 2018, including the Comic-Con film and anime festival, and a range of concerts. At an event to launch the 2018 entertainment calendar, Ahmed al-Khatib, chairman of the state-run General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said infrastructure investments over the next decade would reach $64 billio... [Full Article...]

Olympic curling: Men's curling US vs. Canada results and recap

Olympic curling: Men's curling US vs. Canada results and recap Koe's rink will take on Switzerland in the bronze medal contest while Homan's foursome will return home with the dubious distinction of being the first Canadian team, men or women, to fail to win a medal since curling became part of the Olympic program at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games. [Full Article...]

Turkish Shelling Near Afrin After Syrian Government Allied Troops Arrive

Turkish Shelling Near Afrin After Syrian Government Allied Troops Arrive The Turkish government has warned that pro-Syrian government forces would face " serious consequences " for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel the Turkish offensive. It is not possible for us to allow this. "They would pay a heavy price for it", he added. The new rocket, named KAAN, was launched from a firing ground in the province of Sinop in the north of Turkey. [Full Article...]

Dozens of girls missing after extremists attack Nigerian village

Dozens of girls missing after extremists attack Nigerian village A military source last night told Saharareporters that they could not confirm or deny if the missing girls were abducted. Maimuna Lawan, an SSS3 student said the insurgents stormed the gate around 6:30pm, "They were shouting that we should not run". [Full Article...]

YPG Official Rep: Syria Should Close Airspace for Turkish Jets

YPG Official Rep: Syria Should Close Airspace for Turkish Jets We also said they shouldn't deny the weapons delivered and training given [to the YPG]. Turkey has threatened to attack US-allied Kurdish forces in Manbij, whom they regard as terrorists. In the end, Tillerson and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed to create what they called a "results-oriented mechanism" to address tensions, starting with their disagreement over USA support for Kurdish fi... [Full Article...]

Mueller's Move on Ex-Skadden Lawyer Puts Heat on Manafort, Gates

Mueller's Move on Ex-Skadden Lawyer Puts Heat on Manafort, Gates The two pages of accusations against van der Zwaan, filed on February 16 and unsealed Tuesday, came in the form of a criminal information, which prosecutors typically file before a guilty plea. As part of a plea bargain he has been cooperating with the investigation. He had given a public relations firm a copy of the report before its public release, and handed Gates talking points about the rep... [Full Article...]

Patrick Brown launches new campaign

Patrick Brown launches new campaign On Tuesday, the timeline of one of the women's allegations, first reported by CTV News on January 24, was changed. Before the break, Patrick Brown was in the front row of the opposition benches, seemingly as the premier in waiting; now he's gone as leader of the Ontario PC Party and gone as a member of the PC caucus. [Full Article...]

Donohoe pulls bank boss out of running for ECB

Donohoe pulls bank boss out of running for ECB Weidemann was followed by Governor of the Bank of France Fran├žois Villeroy de Galhau with 26 and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Philip Lane with 23 points. After listening to both candidates, MEPs from the economic and monetary affairs committee (Econ) found that Lane's performance was "more convincing". [Full Article...]

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag The Secret Service say no person has been in any danger during all this. The van was one of three that carried the White House press corps, which trails the president and his entourage when they travel. Also Monday morning, another van grazed a Secret Service vehicle at the golf club. The suspect is a contractor, not an official White House employee. [Full Article...]

Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday

Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday Lots of reports coming in of slick spots as the freezing drizzle glazes cars and roads. Go ahead and keep an umbrella and raincoat handy, and be prepared to drive slowly. There is a chance for some light snow late Wednesday into Thursday as well. However, none of this timing is set in stone - so we'll be watching as the forecast undoubtedly changes between now and Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India

Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India Watchdog groups told The Post that the advertisements to meet Trump Jr. and him delivering a foreign policy speech while on a business trip created a complicated situation. He is scheduled, nonetheless, to speak at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi , sponsored by a prominent Indian newspaper and a bank, who say the event will "showcase India's rise in world affairs". [Full Article...]

Terracotta Warrior Thumb Theft Should Be 'Severely Punished': China

Terracotta Warrior Thumb Theft Should Be 'Severely Punished': China According to an arrest affidavit filed Friday, 24-year-old Michael Rohana was attending an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute December 21 when he entered the " Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor " exhibit. He broke the thumb off the $4.5 million statue during the party after taking a selfie with the artifact, court documents allege. Rohana is now out on bail and has handed over h... [Full Article...]

Turkey Warns Syrian Regime against Protecting Kurds in Afrin

Turkey Warns Syrian Regime against Protecting Kurds in Afrin Turkey maintains its offensive is aimed exclusively at eliminating Kurdish YPG militants and that its troops would withdraw once the operation achieves its goals. The deal was only on military aspects and any political or other agreements would have to wait for further negotiations between Damascus and the Kurdish administration, he said. [Full Article...]

Poland Stokes Holocaust Law Storm as Israeli Leader Lashes Out

Poland Stokes Holocaust Law Storm as Israeli Leader Lashes Out In his answer , Morawiecki equated "Jewish perpetrators" with Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and German perpetrators, drawing immediate criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called his words " outrageous ". " Well, ladies and gentlemen, there were no Polish death camps, or Polnische Vernichtungslager, there were German Nazi death camps ". Asked for her thoughts on whether th... [Full Article...]

PTI confirms Imran Khan's nikah with Bushra Manika

PTI confirms Imran Khan's nikah with Bushra Manika Earlier today, PTI took to Twitter and shared a couple of photographs of the marriage ceremony. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka on Sunday night. This is Imran Khan's third marriage. Imran, getting married for the third time, had earlier married Rehman Khan in Jan 2015, which ended after a period of 10 months. [Full Article...]

Lavrov says anti-Russian issues to dominate in USA until midterms

The US had said the coalition acted in self-defence when an enemy unit of 300 to 500 fighters launched an attack on an established Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] position east of the Euphrates river in Deir az-Zour province . United States special forces were accompanying the SDF forces that came under attack, officials in Washington said. He said that on February 7 the force had advanced towar... [Full Article...]

Fifteen-day-long festivities of Chinese New Year begin

Fifteen-day-long festivities of Chinese New Year begin For many years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has marked the occasion with a gesture only it can deliver: the issue of a special stamp, created to capture the spirit of the major Chinese holiday. Apparently meant to promote Sino-African friendship and Beijing's growing infrastructure investments on the continent, the skit on state television CCTV also featured a group of black dancers we... [Full Article...]

Hanyu defends skating gold

Hanyu defends skating gold The result was a score of 82.27 points, which put him in 17th place entering the short program. "There was a lot about redemption", Chen said after his performance. In the free skate he nailed virtually every element. On both days of the men's singles competition, Rippon didn't attempt any of the pyrotechnics - especially the soaring quads - that earn the highest technical scores. [Full Article...]

Iran, India sign documents to enhance bilateral ties

Iran, India sign documents to enhance bilateral ties Acknowledging that India and Iran shared a similar history and culture with each other, President Rouhani said, "The relations between the two countries goes beyond trade and business, it goes back in history". The deal allows the Indian company to take over and run a part of Chabahar port's multi-purpose and container terminal for 18 months. On the timelines, he said, "We agreed that next w... [Full Article...]


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