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PyeongChang Games end with spectacular closing ceremony — and calls for peace

(CNN)The PyeongChang Olympics have ended with a spectacular closing ceremony that once again saw athletes from North and South Korea marching together. Preceded by months of mounting tension between North and South Korea and the US, the Games ended with a softening of relations between the two Korean countries, who competed under a united flag. […]

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UN Security Council adopts Syria ceasefire resolution

(CNN)After multiple delays, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The truce would allow for the delivery of emergency aid and the evacuation of the wounded in some of Syria’s hardest-hit areas, including the besieged Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. Diplomats said Saturday’s vote ended […]

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SK innovation announces Oil Discovery in the South China Sea

– SK innovation(operator) declared oil discovery in the South China Sea – It confirmed production of up to 3,750 bpd from well test, and plans to further assess reserve size to confirm project commerciality  SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SK innovation (CEO Jun Kim, www.SKinnovation.com) announced on February 21, 2018 that it made oil discovery in the PRMB […]

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Philippines summons US envoy over Duterte ‘threat’ report

MANILA: The Philippine government summoned the US ambassador over an American intelligence report that listed President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly war on drugs as a “regional threat”, Manila said Friday (Feb 23). US envoy Sung Kim met Duterte’s chief aide on Thursday to discuss the US Worldwide Threat Assessment released last week, the two nations […]

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Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte’s brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’ The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President Rodrigo Duterte the tools to hunt down and kill dealers and addicts as part of his brutal war on drugs. The equipment purchased by Duterte’s government included […]