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EU says asylum numbers dropped by almost half in 2017

The European Union's asylum agency says the number people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian. EASO said Thursday that 706,913 people sought asylum in the 28 EU nations plus Norway and Switzerland in 2017, 43 percent lower than the year before.

EU says asylum numbers dropped by almost half in 2017 Source: AP

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's asylum agency says the number people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian. EASO said Thursday that 706,913 people sought asylum in the 28 EU nations plus Norway....

IOC's doping policy in turmoil as 28 Russians have bans lifted

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Olympic doping bans of 28 Russian athletes were overturned by sport's highest tribunal Thursday while their results from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi were reinstated. The decision throws the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russian doping into turmoil.

Michigan International Auto Show comes to downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The 20th Michigan International Auto Show is setup at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. The auto show is an opportunity for everyone to check out some of the most expensive, luxurious and “top” cars of 2018. Nearly 35 different manufacturers will be at this year’s auto show.

28 Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics,....

Floating exchange rate protects country's international reserves

The head of the Angolan Executive made this statementin Moçamedes City, capital of the south-western Namibe Province, at a meeting with local entrepreneurs, in the ambit of a two-day work visit to this region. “We were close to a collapse. Our international net reserves were falling in a steep manner”, he disclosed.

Orange Order to launch 'charm offensive' in response to negative media coverage

THE ORANGE Order has announced it is to launch a charm offensive to challenge its perception in the media and “showcase” the organisation to the public. The ultra-Unionist “Protestant Christian fraternity” has declared 2018 a “year of opportunity” and intends to capitalise on an international gathering in in the summer.

Olympic doping ban overturned for 28 Russian athletes 34 Mins Doping bans on 28 Russian athletes were overturned on Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russia doping into

(CNN) - Doping bans on 28 Russian athletes were overturned on Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russia doping into chaos just over a week before the start of the Winter Games in South Korea. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals of athletes....

Denmark’s telecoms TDC to merge with Sweden’s MTG television

COPENHAGEN, Denmark Danish telecoms company TDC Group says it has agreed to buy Sweden’s Modern Times Group’s Nordic Entertainment and Studios units to create a company that offers services from TV channels to internet connections. TDC, owned by Danish and international investors, says MTG Nordic is valued at 19.

EU says asylum numbers dropped by almost half in 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union’s asylum agency says the number people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian. EASO said Thursday that 706,913 people sought asylum in the 28 EU nations plus Norway and....

EU says asylum numbers dropped by almost half in 2017

The European Union's asylum agency says the number people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian. EASO said Thursday that 706,913 people sought asylum in the 28 EU nations plus Norway and Switzerland in 2017, 43 percent lower than the year before.

American skies open to C Series after Bombardier win against Boeing

MONTREAL – The skies over the world’s largest aerospace market have opened to Bombardier’s C Series aircraft after it won a resounding victory Friday against Boeing Co. U.S. International Trade Commissioners voted 4-0 that Boeing didn’t suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series planes.

Global Fund: Boon to national HIV response

A few African countries, Zimbabwe included, use a cocktail of strategies to increase the efficiency and sustainability of their HIV and Aids programmes. By Moses Mugugunyeki. While the HIV response in the developing world has been largely funded by international donors and governments, Zimbabwe is....

The Egyptian developers to participate vigorously in Dubai's IPS next ...

By Bedour Ibrahim Makanak Real Estate, specialized in cooperating with real estate developers in Egypt in marketing various properties in Egypt and the Middle East, is looking to participate vigorously in the International Property Show due to be held in Dubai from 9 to 11 of April, 2018.

'Serial stowaway' arrested for second time this month at O'Hare

Meghan Dwyer, Web Staff Chicago, Ill. -- Just days after being released from jail, so-called "serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman was arrested again at O'Hare International Airport early Sunday. She is now being held without bail in the Cook County Jail on previous charges. According to police, officers responded to a call around 1:25 a.

Marotta: Juve determined to sign Emre Can

Emre Can celebrates scoring for Liverpool in the EPL match with Watford at Vicarage Road May 1, 2017. — Reuters pic TURIN, Jan 29 — Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta said today that the Serie A champions would do all they could to land Liverpool’s German international Emre Can.

PHOTOS: Faces at Parade of Honour for late VP Ekwueme in Abuja

Government officials led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received the remains of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday. Also present to receive the remains of the Architect and lawyer who was born on October 21,....

MP talks results of Azerbaijani delegation's participation in PACE session

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29. By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend: The winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was fruitful from the point of view of Azerbaijan's foreign policy, chairman of the parliamentary committee on international and interparliamentary relations, head....

Pique pens new deal with £441m buyout clause

Gerard Pique hopes to see out his playing days at Barcelona after signing a contract extension that ties him to the club until the summer of 2022. The Spain international will be 35 when this contract extension expires and insists he only ever saw his future at the Nou Camp, saying it is ‘Barca or nothing’.

Yemen's complicated war just got more complicated

Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden has been gripped by days of fighting after armed separatist forces - backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - moved against the internationally recognised government. Fighters from the Southern Resistance Forces (SRF), the armed wing of the Southern....

Russia says banned athlete accredited as Olympic coach

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says an athlete banned for doping has been accredited as a coach for the Pyeongchang Olympics. According to an ROC list of 80 coaches it says received International Olympic Committee accreditation, Sergei Chudinov is listed as the only skeleton coach.

Russia says banned athlete accredited as Olympic coach Source: AP

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian Olympic Committee says an athlete banned for doping has been accredited as a coach for the Pyeongchang Olympics. According to an ROC list of 80 coaches it says received International Olympic Committee accreditation, Sergei Chudinov is listed as the only skeleton coach.

DPRK Official Newspaper Condemns Trump's America First Doctrine

Pyongyang, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The official newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRL), Rodong Sinmun, today condemned the United States of America''s doctrine, considering it exclusivist and a promoter of inequality and discrimination in international relations.

South Sudan waives registration fee for aid organizations

JUBA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan has waived registration fees for local and international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the East African nation in a bid to ease delivery of humanitarian aid, the country's relief agency said Monday.

Israel and Poland to discuss controversial Holocaust 'blame' bill Time

© Omar Marques—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The main gate to former Nazi-German concentration camp KL Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Oswiecim, Poland on Jan. 27, 2018. (JERUSALEM) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday night that Israel and Poland have agreed to....

Opportunity International Reviews Perfor...

Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited, (Opportunity International), a leading Savings and Loans institution in Ghana held its 3-day Annual Performance Review Meeting from the 17th to 19th of January 2018 at Anita Hotel, Ejisu near Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

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1940s transmitter finds new home in old jail

Bill Steele is a collector of odd things. A year ago, for example, he bought the site of the last double hanging in New Brunswick. His latest purchase is less m...

North Korea’s eerie coded messages RETURN to airwaves ahead of Olympics

Gentle music followed by a stern voice reading out orders apparently from a spy’s code book have once again been drifting over on shortwave radio from Kim Jong-...

The simple new device promising to treat chronic pain

A small, wearable device, the size of a 20-cent coin, claims to help patients suffering from chronic muscle and joint pain. ActiPatch uses pulsed electromagneti...

BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans. The BB...

BBC launches Ethiopian, Eritrean radio services

. LONDON: The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritre...

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Paul Goble

is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic ...

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Now, 70 years later, however, a similar idea has surfaced but in the Russian Federation rather than in the United States as a result of the decision of the orga...

Obasanjo to Buhari: fight corruption on your nose

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched another attack at President Muhammadu Buhari over his administration’s handling of anti-corruption fight. In his...

Start-up launches first ever dark chocolate infused with saffron

“Traceability, food safety standards and freshness are big question marks in the spices industry because only a few individual spices have standardized internat...

IFF Q4 results: Sweet and savory modulation portfolio sales increase ..

15 Feb 2018 --- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has released its financial results and strategic achievements for the fourth quarter and full year...

Hagymatikum as Europe’s best family bath

According to Makó Hiradó , British magazine LuxuryTravelGuide has elected Hagymatikum from Makó, Hungary as the best family-friendly bath in Europe in 2018. The...

Half of Hungarians able to put some money aside – promising economic news

reports that Hungarians are more optimistic about economic matters than in the past, which is proven by recent statistical data, too. The international report o...

33 Food and Agriculture Organizations Building a Better Food System in Washington, D.C.

The 4th Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit is just around the corner, and we’re excited to hear from, collaborate with, and meet our member organizations ...

Retune your radio to receive BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC Radio Lancashire will no longer broadcast programmes on 1557 kHz medium wave from January 15. Listeners who live around Lancaster, Morecambe and Arnside, an...

Pioneer pirate radio ship is live on Friday

RADIO Caroline makes a triumphant return to the airwaves this week with the blessing of the authorities which once banned it. On Friday, the pirate music statio...

Legendary station Radio Caroline returns to the airwaves

A legendary pirate radio station is back - and you can listen to it right now. Legendary Radio Caroline, founded in 1964, has finally made its return. It broadc...

Minister of Information meets Governor of West Darfur State

Khartoum, Aug.28(SUNA)-Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal Osman met in his office, Monday, Governor of West Darfur State, Fadl-al-Mula Al-Haga. The meeting...

Trump will arrive as charities flee Mar-a-Lago

Orphan's Promise, a charity affiliated with the Christian Broadcasting Network that funds programs at orphanages in 67 countries, will be having its first Mar-a...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world's evangelical Christians and their media outlets. Th...

Pope Francis condoles with Iran over fatal quake

“Pope Francis sent a pair of telegrams to Iraq and Iran on Monday, expressing his condolences for the damage and loss of life caused by Sunday's severe earthqua...

Vatican Ambassador: Pope has been closely following developments in Belarus

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – Pope Francis has been closely following the developments in Belarus, Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus, Archbishop Gabor Pinter said afte...

Pope Francis: Lift up your hearts, not your cellphones, during worship

“It makes me very sad when I celebrate Mass here in the Square or in the Basilica and I see many cellphones raised,” the pope said, according to a translation b...

'Very strong words' at human development dicastery

Vatican City, October 30 - Humanity risks suicide with nuclear weapons, Pope Francis said on a visit Monday to the office of the Dicastery for Promoting Integra...

Humanity risks suicide with nuclear arms

Vatican City, October 30 - Humanity risks suicide with nuclear weapons, Pope Francis said on a visit Monday to the office of the Dicastery for Promoting Integra...

A tax on your Tar Heel and Wolfpack gear? Senate GOP bill taxes college logos

Commercial: Bruce Jacobson, Jr. announces run for Texas U.S. Senate. Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson, Jr. will challenge Texas Republican Ted Cruz for his...

Evangelical Cruz challenger vows a change of 'style'

WASHINGTON Amid talk of a Democratic "blue wave" threatening Republicans in 2018, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz faces a new conservative challenge from an unexpected...

Santa arrives in Sundance Square

A store manager at Skip's Grocery Store located at 2900 Skyline Drive in the Sansom Park area believes he might have caught the image of a ghost on the store's ...

Ted Cruz draws challenge from Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson Jr.

“Two years ago we ran on a message that conservative representation was lacking in our district,” French wrote. “We ran a campaign focused on our vision for con...

When is a background check mandatory for gun owners?

Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson, Jr. will challenge Texas Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat next year. Jacobson, executive producer of James Ro...

TETRA system covers 99 percent of Macedonia's territory

Skopje, 17 November 2017 (MIA) - Macedonia has a modern digital police radio system that can serve 6,000 users, said Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski at a ...

Construction works postponed until December Bad Godesberg tunnel to be closed at night

The City Council is switching to digital radio in Godesberg - to do necessary changes. Some construction work and installation is needed, which make road closur...

Digital society and capitalism

Digital society has been lauded as emancipatory and freeing individuals from the constrictions of time and place and yet also critiqued as introducing a type of...

CBS Corporation Sets Final Exchange Ratio Of 5.6796 For CBS Radio Exchange Offer

the United States ) or 1-781-575-2137 (outside of the United States Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements about CBS, CBS Rad...

Dave Matthews Band To Headline “The Night Before” Concert At Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, February 3, 2018

in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 Xcel Energy Center . CBS Radio and OLE have partnered to produce a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience the n...

TV association requests aid measures for a third time

The Digital TV Operators Association has doubled down on pressuring the government to overhaul the country's broadcasting industry, which they say is facing imp...

Nominet serves high-speed broadband service to Loch Ness

The latest roll-out builds on previous successes of TVWS-powered wireless broadband services on the Isle of Arran , and an ongoing pilot project in Llanarth in ...

Solving Israel’s first responders’ communication crisis

When the world had to transition from an analog to digital television system, there was, naturally, a flurry of panic and confusion. But what happens when a man...

StarTimes offers 50% discount on subscription

Digital television provider, StarTimes , has announced the commencement of its 2017 Christmas promotion in a bid to entice new and existing subscribers across t...

Deadline extended for analogue TV broadcasting

Kathmandu, November 17. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) today rolled back its earlier decision to prohibit analogue cable television broad...

Can you hear me now? Not likely if you’re in this Fort Worth neighborhood

Petersen said he can be driving on Old Granbury Road, getting close to his neighborhood, and his call will drop. The neighborhood heard of plans for a new cell ...

Trai eyes lifting infra-band spectrum cap; move may benefit Vodafone-Idea Cellular entity

In a move that promotes optimum spectrum efficiency and utilisation as well as encourages consolidation in the sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

Why Denver International Airport has the best cellular service in the city of Denver

The city may have terrible mobile service, but somehow Denver’s airport reigns supreme. Why? DAS. More than 1 million travelers passing through Denver Internat...

Trai favours removing cap on spectrum holding by telcos

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday recommended the removal of the intra-band cap of 50 per cent spectrum holding by operators in a circ...

Trai wants spectrum holding caps eased

fears the 25 per cent cap might restrict the capability to purchase additional spectrum in auctions. In the last auction held in October last year, there was no...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace. Rose joins a lengthening list of media figures who have lost jobs becaus...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the nation

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the country

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

A Dartmouth football coach punched out a press box window at Harvard Stadium and got ejected

Bill Belichick isn’t the only one who takes special teams seriously. An assistant coach for the Dartmouth football team reportedly punched out a press box windo...

WSAU Wisconsin Morning ... 5AM8AM

Ben Armstrong ben.armstrong@mwcradio.com Ben Armstrong grew up in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of four, Ben was recording himself pretending to be on the ...

Sean Hannity recorded saying AIDS is a 'gay disease'

REVEALED: Sean Hannity was fired from college radio show for claiming AIDS was a 'gay disease' transmitted by tears or saliva - and that anyone thinking homosex...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...