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Washington has continued to push China to get tough on North Korea and continues to oppose China's militarization of islands in the South China Sea. Beijing is seen as benefiting from U. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

She stood on the sidelines in the speedskating oval in her gray and red uniform, the ubiquitous getup of Pyeongchang's army of volunteers that allowed her closer to the action than most ordinary people. The Korean skater trailed in fourth place with little chance to make it to the podium. Until: a skater in front from a country 5,000 miles away crashed into the wall, and the Korean sped across the finish line in third place.

Kim Jong Un himself used his annual televised New Year's address to wish for the games' success and announce the North's plan to participate, prompting officials from both Koreas to make a major effort so that Pyongyang could send more than 500 people, including 22 athletes and 21 reporters (none of whose work has been seen).

He set up Semlex in 1992 and prospered. In a copy of his CV shared with colleagues in 2008, Karaziwan said his businesses had a combined value of 100 million euros. Over the years, Karaziwan developed businesses in real estate, restaurants and hotels, according to his company website and corporate documents.

In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

In a very real way, North Korea owes its existence to the United States, which in an effort to keep the Soviet Union from putting all of the Korean Peninsula under its sphere of influence after Japan's surrender in 1945 came up with the idea of dividing North and South along the 38th parallel. Of course, it wasn't long before North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, sent his troops across that line, touching off the 1950-53 Korean War.

"As already discussed with the president, it would be good to move forward to nominate him quickly," Karaziwan wrote to the foreign minister. Dalloul was officially named ambassador on Sept. 1 that year, according to a decree signed by the Comoros president.

In November 2010, Michele Bauters, the firm's finance manager, asked an employee to detail how he had spent nearly 80,000 euros provided in cash for operations in Africa, according to Semlex emails reviewed by Reuters. Other Semlex emails show that company staff described some payments as bribes.

Editing By Richard Woods) Additional reporting by Parisa Hafezi in Ankara, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin in London, Davide Barbuscia in Dubai and Alberto Dabo in Bissau. (Reporting by David Lewis in Moroni and Philippe Engels in Brussels.

influence in the Asia region. They fought each other during the 1950-53 Korean War, but South Korea and China have since developed an active relationship rooted in flourishing trade and investment and Seoul's continuing efforts to seek help confronting Pyongyang's nuclear push. Experts believe China wants good ties with South Korea in part to check U.

Dalloul runs a company called Comium, which describes itself as a provider of internet services in Lebanon, Iraq and other areas of the Middle East, and as a leading provider of telecoms in Africa. He said he met Karaziwan through a friend who was looking for potential investors in the Comoros. Reuters could not establish why Karaziwan wanted to help Dalloul become a UNESCO ambassador.

In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. 23, 1953 file photo, Chinese communist prisoners of war come out of a compound in Panmunjom, North Korea, to be interviewed by communists seeking to bring them back into the fold. China has a complex relationship with the two Koreas but a clear overriding goal of maintaining stability and avoiding conflict on its northeastern border.

The United States is South Korea's most important security ally. The war killed about 37,000 American troops, and the United States still deploys about 28,500 soldiers in South Korea to deter potential aggression from the North. They fought together during the 1950-53 Korean War while China backed North Korea.

What happens next may determine if skepticism is replaced by that strangest of political emotions in the southern part of the peninsula - hope. Now, during these Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister flew south with an invitation to talk.

In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File) 10, 2018 file photo, Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top right, and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, second right, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, top left, watch the preliminary round of the women's hockey game between Switzerland and the combined Koreas at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea.The United States has long criticized China's human-rights record, and usually meets with outrage from its government for doing so. The relationship is usually cordial, but the long game is one of unease: China has long believed the United States is trying to contain it, and Washington views Beijing's economic heft and increasing presence on the world stage as a strategic and economic threat.

The complaint said the hotel employees then called the police. According to the legal complaint, Trump's chief of security and six security guards "pushed and shouted at" Fintiklis when he came to deliver the termination notices.

Semlex now has its own printing operation to produce passports. Invoices from Imprimerie National, a French state-owned printing firm that used to produce blank passports for Semlex to complete with personal details, show that Semlex paid 1. 75 euros to 2 euros per document for projects in Madagascar, Gabon and Comoros in 2007 and 2008. The cost of making such passports can be modest.

" He did not elaborate. In October, Semlex issued a statement in Mozambique saying it had shut down its operations in the country, but alleging that its contract had been "unjustifiably" terminated. A government official told Reuters the contract was terminated because Semlex had not met "the rules we agreed upon. It called for an independent audit; the government rejected that request.

Beijing dislikes the U. military presence in South Korea, and called South Korea's installation of a high-tech U. anti-missile system meant to counter North Korea a security threat. A lot of the countries' current friction centers on China's role as North Korea's last remaining major ally.

To say the relationship is complicated is an understatement. South Korea has been threatened, mined, shelled, attacked with commandos and submarines and generally trolled by North Korean propaganda mavens almost continuously since the Korean Peninsula was forcibly divided at the end of World War II into a Soviet-backed North and U.

But if the contract does go ahead, it could be worth $430 million, the document shows. The country's budget ministry has approved a government proposal to hand Semlex the contract to register and provide ID cards for Congo's 70 million citizens, according to a December 2015 Congo government letter seen by Reuters. No deal has yet been finalised. Meanwhile, Semlex still has hopes for a bigger deal in Congo.

China in response has signed on to increasingly harsh United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea's foreign trade. Yet relations have soured since the rise to power of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un, who has defied Beijing's calls to end his country's nuclear weapons program.

Instead, the investigation was dropped in 2012. At one point a lawyer acting for Karaziwan met the prosecutor and later told Karaziwan in a letter that the prosecutor planned to recommend an audit by the tax authorities or to file charges.

sentiments among some South Koreans who want more equal footing in relations with Washington. America's cultural influence and its big military presence in the country have produced strong anti-U. China's rise in recent years has led many in South Korea to believe that since Beijing may one day replace Washington as the world's sole superpower, it's time to build more links with China.

The motorcade rolled through Black Mountain, where he shopped and caught trains, and Montreat, where he lived. Residents in some of Graham's most cherished places paid tribute to "America's Pastor," starting at the training center operated by his evangelistic association in Asheville.

MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS, Dec 22 (Reuters) - In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn't live there. He's been a roving ambassador for the country, has twice attended the United Nations General Assembly with the Comoros delegation and holds three current Comoros diplomatic passports.

Lee Sang Cho at the opening session of the Military Armistice Commission at the Panmunjom Conference House, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Ting Kuo Jo, and next to him is Chinese Gen. FILE - In this July 27, 1953 file photo, Maj. Bryan, left, exchanges credentials with Communist Lt. At Lee's right is Chinese Gen. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood.

Political relations began to recover in 2014 when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Yet Japanese businesses from automakers to department stores are thriving in China, while Chinese visitors flock to Japan for tourism and shopping.

Two sources with direct knowledge of Karaziwan's activities said Lica asked at least 100,000 euros ($118,000) for supplying a Comoros passport. Lica was meant to vet candidates for citizenship and pay the Comoros government $10,000 per document it issued, according to the agreement reviewed by Reuters.Reuters was unable to determine why the Comoros granted these credentials or why the Karaziwans and Semlex associates may have sought them. In general, according to law enforcement officials, such passports and consular nominations facilitate travel, open doors and, in some cases, make doing business easier.

They have led walk-outs, confronted politicians and garnered the support of celebrities, linking their sorrowful, eloquent, outraged voices to the gun debate. Alongside the familiar refrains stemming from earlier shootings, the Feb. 14 attack in Parkland, Florida, came with something else: young survivors immediately pleading for nationwide action.

The NBC gaffe hit such a sore nerve not because it was completely wrong - the colonial years did bring improvements, particularly in infrastructure - but because it completely missed the point. Whatever collateral good came out of it, the decades of Japanese oppression were brutal and explicitly designed to subjugate the Korean nation.

Two of the sources said Cedric Fevre, a business associate of Karaziwan, ran Lica on Karaziwan's behalf. The former Comoros government allowed some of these sales to be handled by a Dubai-based company called Lica International Consulting, according to a Comoros agreement with Lica reviewed by Reuters. Three sources, one with direct knowledge of Semlex operations, said Lica is controlled by Karaziwan.

When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations - the two Koreas, Japan and China - and the United States.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months - that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

has 50,000 troops stationed in Japan and is treaty-bound to defend it in case of attack. to maintain a major presence in the Pacific, including an aircraft carrier south of Tokyo at the home port of the Navy's 7th Fleet. have deep military and economic ties that have been a source of friction at times but largely bound them closely together in the post-World War II era. It's a symbiotic relationship that allows the U.

The plan was mainly aimed at the stateless Bidoon people of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates who, for a variety of reasons, do not have citizenship of any country. The programme offered the Gulf governments a way of helping the Bidoon without giving them citizenship, and it offered the Comoros a way to raise revenue, according to the law authorising the scheme. Karaziwan also became involved in a Comoros programme to raise cash by selling citizenship.

Adrupiako said he sent the passport back. However, Adrupiako said he did receive an unsolicited Comoros passport in his name in December 2015 after holding talks with a representative of the country over a potential tourism project between Congo and Comoros. In an email to Reuters, Adrupiako said he held no citizenship or nationality other than his Congolese one, and that he had never filed a formal, written request for other citizenship.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - While hundreds of millions of the world's people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event.

On May 7, 2012, the public prosecutor's office in Brussels sent Karaziwan a letter calling him in to answer questions related to potential money laundering involving Semlex operations in Africa. Over the course of 2012, Karaziwan faced several rounds of questions about Semlex and its activities, prosecutor's documents reviewed by Reuters show.

5, 1972 file photo, U. President Richard Nixon shakes hands with Communist leader Mao Tze-tung during Nixon's historic trip to Communist China. The two countries had no relations whatsoever from 1949, when Mao Zedong's communists took power, to 1979, when Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping established diplomatic ties that have endured through good times and tension ever since. The relationship is usually cordial, but the long game is one of unease: China has long believed the United States is trying to contain it, and Washington views Beijing's economic heft and increasing presence on the world stage as a strategic and economic threat.

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

A lawyer representing Fevre, Henri Nader Zoleyn, said his client would not comment due to the confidentiality of contracts linked to passports and citizenship. When a Reuters reporter went to Lica's office in Dubai, no one appeared to be present.19, 1942 file photo, a Japanese battery of 105mm guns is fired at an unknown battlefield in Japanese-occupied China. The relationship between China and Japan is one of close economic ties shadowed by enduring political tensions dating to Japan's brutal World War II invasion and occupation of parts of China.

(AP) - The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

authorities of breaking sanctions against Iran. Reuters determined that at least two buyers of Comoros passports are people accused by U. At the same time, presidential decrees and other documents from the Comoros shed new light on how Comoros passports, supplied by Semlex, are being bought by foreign citizens, some of whom are suspected by Comoros and foreign authorities of being security threats.

Mahan Air, the airline for which Malakotipour was working when he was sanctioned, declined to comment. Reuters was unable to contact Malakotipour and could find no public response from him to being sanctioned.

The legal complaint also accused Trump's team of improperly destroying documents. Representatives of the hotel owners' association formally sought to fire Trump's management team Thursday by hand-delivering termination notices to them at the Trump International Hotel and Tower, according to a Panamanian legal complaint filed by Orestes Fintiklis, who controls 202 of the property's 369 hotel units. Trump's managers retreated behind the glass walls of an office where they were seen carrying files to an area where the sounds of a shredding machine could be heard, according to two witnesses aligned with the owners.

School safety and gun violence are expected to dominate the governors' discussions Monday with President Donald Trump at the White House. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives is drawing much of the attention at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

He's an international businessman, born in Syria and a citizen of Belgium, whose company Semlex Group has supplied and made passports or other ID documents for the Comoros and over a dozen other African nations. But Karaziwan is not a politician or a professional diplomat or a native of the Comoros.

Alexandre Karaziwan did not respond to several requests for comment sent to him via his LinkedIn account. "It is possible, but I don't use one, so I am not sure," she said. Laurent said she had no role at Semlex and did not know whether she had a Comoros diplomatic passport.

We asked The Associated Press' experts - the people who cover these countries day after day - to prepare a background briefing of the percolating politics in this region where the Olympics are unfolding.

In response to the employee's apparent irritation at being asked for explanations, Bauters said Karaziwan had merely wanted to know how the money had been spent and made no reference to the mention of bribes.

This year, Mozambique terminated a 10-year Semlex contract, potentially worth several hundred million dollars, that had been awarded in 2009 by the country's previous government. The deal was struck without an open tender, two sources close to Semlex said. The current Mozambique government says Semlex invested a fraction of the $100 million it had promised to spend on training, electronic scanners at borders and other infrastructure. It says citizens have lost out from the deal.

North Korea's state-run media has never been especially devoted to covering international news events. Their job is more about hailing Kim Jong Un and whatever the ruling regime's latest propaganda message might be. On that front they have stayed true to form: The only reports from Pyeongchang as of Saturday afternoon were about the visit of Kim's younger sister and North Korea's nominal head of state to attend the opening ceremony.

The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea's made-for-the-cameras delegation at the games, replete with hundreds of cheerleaders and even one of the country's most popular singers, has been a big hit with the South Korean media and some of the hottest Internet clickbait of the entire games.

Relations sunk to their lowest level in years following Japan's 2012 move to nationalize East China Sea islands claimed by China, setting off anti-Japanese riots in China. 23, 1942 file photo, Japanese troops advance towards Nanking, China. The relationship between China and Japan is one of close economic ties shadowed by enduring political tensions dating to Japan's brutal World War II invasion and occupation of parts of China.

The Democratic document attempts to undercut and add context to some of the main points from the GOP memo, including the GOP assertion that the FBI obtained the surveillance warrant without disclosing that former British spy Christopher Steele's anti-Trump research was funded by Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including all of the Deep South, are joining to promote the U. The joint effort is being unveiled as part of the MLK holiday weekend. Civil Rights Trail, which will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement.

A Reuters examination of Semlex emails, corporate records and signed contracts found that Karaziwan has won business in the Comoros and elsewhere in Africa - on paper worth hundreds of millions of dollars - through political connections, sometimes without going through open tender processes and sometimes while making payments to intermediaries.

On Saturday, both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend their annual meetings, and both have asked the gun rights group to remove any references to their companies from the NRA website.

In July 2010, Karaziwan sent Fahmi a CV belonging to a Lebanese businessman called Nizar Dalloul. Karaziwan attached a covering letter saying he was corresponding in reference to Dalloul's nomination as the Comoros ambassador to UNESCO in Paris.

Arnaldo Mendes, an official in charge of identification issues in Guinea-Bissau's justice ministry, said he could not comment on whether Proenca had influenced the awarding of contracts under a previous government. Proenca was killed in 2009 in an assassination that police suspected was related to drug smuggling. Semlex documents show the company paid Proenca at least 80,000 euros ($94,000) between 2004 and 2009.

Two of the four athletes who tested positive in Pyeongchang were competing as "Olympic Athletes from Russia. IOC President Thomas Bach says a condition for Russia's reinstatement is no further positive drug tests at these Olympics.

He spent much of the past week voicing support for strengthening federal background checks of gun buyers, banning "bump stock" type devices like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre, and keeping assault weapons out of the hands of anyone under age 21. Trump has not made any proposals to Congress.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) 21, 2016, file photo, Alex Carrillo Quito of Ecuador imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie "Rocky," on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia.

Much of the money had gone on rent and utility bills, the employee said, and 10,000 euros had gone on a "pot de vin" - French for bribes. The employee's explanation for what had happened to half of the 10,000 euros was blunt: "A bribe that Albert Karaziwan made me pay recently.

The story involves an offseason caretaker who becomes a maniac after discovering the hotel's secrets. Ghost tours are available and the hotel has installed a hedge maze (featured in the movie, not the book). King and his wife were the sole guests at the Stanley shortly before a seasonal closing when King was visited by a nightmare that germinated into the ghoulish plot. The movie of Stephen King's horror novel "The Shining" wasn't shot at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, but it was the inspiration for creepy Overlook Hotel. The Stanley was used during filming of "The Shining" TV series and has been a location for the movie "Dumb and Dumber.

We're talking Trevi Fountain, a Rome must-see. Time your visit early or late; it's crowded. Audrey Hepburn ("Roman Holiday") got her hair cut near it. And Dorothy McGuire ("Three Coins in the Fountain") made a wish on it. Anita Ekberg ("La Dolce Vita") waded in it, evening gown and all.

This 1985 movie about a boy who yearns for a Red Ryder BB gun is a holiday tradition for many. The Cleveland, Ohio, house where Ralphie and his family lived is open for tours and even overnight stays with a museum across the street. (Note: An annual maintenance closure is Feb.

Karaziwan is listed on a Comoros government database as having three current Comoros passports. Some Semlex staff were also issued with them. The database shows his Belgian wife, Catherine Laurent, was issued with a Comoros diplomatic passport in 2010, and that their 27-year-old son, Alexandre, who works for an IT consultancy in Brussels, also has one. On receiving questions from Reuters, Sambi indicated he would answer but did not respond by the time of publication.

Semlex is a family company and not listed on a stock exchange. Semlex emails reviewed by Reuters show the informal way Karaziwan and his associates have worked behind the scenes to punch above their weight. Its main operating unit, Semlex Europe, has a core of only about a dozen employees, according to company documents.

Griffith Observatory, set in the hills above Los Angeles, is worth visiting no matter what. The views are spectacular on a clear night. The planetarium inspired the dance scene (actually shot on a movie set) where Mia and Sebastian waltz among the stars. But movie fans have extra motivation.

24, 2009, file photo, shows a visitor strolling through the Vienna sewer during a guided tour. (AP Photo/Lilli Strauss, File) Six decades after "The Third Man" was premiered in London in September of 1949, tourists from around the world pound the Austrian capital's pavements, and even slip into its sewers, to see where the much-acclaimed motion picture was set.Dhoulkamal Dhoihir, vice president of the Comoros National Assembly and chairman of the commission investigating the passports issue, said: "Semlex is a key player . Since Semlex still produces all Comoros passports, the commission is investigating the company's role in the matter. We have convoked Karaziwan to come here.

Scores of tours take in the film's stunning landscapes, from beautiful Lake Wakatipu in the South Island to the North Island's Hobbiton, a former movie set for the Shire. Middle-earth has been a high point for New Zealand tourism.

PANAMA CITY (AP) - One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding.

6 percent stake after a decade of involvement. Last year the International Finance Corp, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, decided to sell its 4. However, investing in mega-projects is risky and the Simandou deposit in Guinea - one of the world's biggest untapped reserves of iron ore - offers a cautionary tale for development bodies.

The cultural chauvinism hasn't gone away, but mainstream Japanese attitudes toward Koreans have softened. The resentment and simmering animosity among South Koreans toward the Japanese still runs much deeper, but with time is losing some of its edge. South Korean youth culture - its K-pop and television dramas - are big hits with Japanese women. Today, Japan and South Korea have crucial economic ties and share tremendous cultural similarities.

Through his high-level connections, Karaziwan was able to help non-Comoros individuals become representatives of the islands. From May 2010 to May 2011, Karaziwan was in frequent contact with Ibrahim Fahmi Said, then minister of foreign affairs in the Comoros, about diplomatic appointments, Semlex emails discussing honorary consulships show.

Sources close to that investigation said it relates to the deal to provide passports to Congo, and that it is studying documents retrieved from the laptops and telephones of some individuals involved in the Congo deal. Belgian authorities declined to comment on that investigation, but the federal prosecutor's office in Brussels told Reuters this month that it is currently examining Karaziwan's activities.

It's unclear exactly how many tourists visit sites related to the civil rights movement each year, but as many as 1. 2 million people paid for admission at locations which charge admission last year in 12 Southern states, Sentell said.

That blast injured 19 Mexicans and at least five U. 21 explosion on a ferry owned by the same company and on the same route was caused by a bomb. The announcement came on the heels of reports that a Feb. Authorities had initially suggested it could have been a mechanical malfunction.

The trail also features the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where King was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, and the MLK National Historic Historic Site in Atlanta. Delegates met in the white-domed building to form the Confederate States of America in 1861, and King spoke outside the building at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march in 1965.

it is the ideal location to test all the abilities of your game". As the great Ian Woosnam himself once said of playing golf in North Wales: "If you are looking for challenging golf then there is no better place to test your driving skills than on the golf courses in Snowdonia Mountains and Coast.

" A knife fight between Jim (James Dean) and Buzz (Corey Allen) takes place at the observatory (following a visit to the planetarium) as does the 1955 classic's wrenching finale. "La La Land" references another movie that used the setting to dramatic effect, "Rebel Without a Cause.

The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman, File) Woolworth's lunch counter is seen at the International Civil Rights Center the club's motto is "affordable sport for everyone", a philosophy that all golfers will no doubt agree with. The club's location in the Mawddach Estuary is extremely picturesque, overlooking the Cardigan Bay coastline.   This short nine-hole course is perfect for beginners, and there are free starter lessons for juniors in the off-peak season.

She dumped him from the Jacqui Lambie Network last week after he flagged his intention to take the seat rather than step aside. * STEVE MARTIN - The Devonport mayor and Tasmanian independent was sworn in to parliament on Monday, replacing his one-time party leader Jacqui Lambie.

* FRASER ANNING - Elected as a replacement for former One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, Anning sensationally split with the party on his first day in parliament last year. He confirmed on Monday he will sit as an independent.

On Thursday, Scot Peterson, the school's resource officer, resigned under fire from the sheriff's office for failing to enter the building where police say former 19-year-old student Nikolas Cruz was gunning down students with an AR-15 assault-style rifle.

The bloody conflict itself is sometimes called the "Forgotten War" and the fact that a peace treaty has yet to be signed is hardly the focus of U. But in North Korea, the war is both a trauma that older people vividly recall and a political rallying tool second only to the Kim regime's unrelenting vilification of the Japanese, their former colonial rulers. To many Americans, that might come as a surprise.

(AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, File) They were the worst of enemies. have deep military and economic ties that have been a source of friction at times but largely bound them closely together in the post-World War II era. 8, 1945 file photo, an allied correspondent stands in the rubble in front of the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U. Now they're the staunchest of allies.

However, investing in mega-projects is risky and the Simandou deposit in Guinea - one of the world's biggest untapped reserves of iron ore - offers a cautionary tale for development bodies. Last year the International Finance Corp, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, decided to sell its 4. 6 percent stake after a decade of involvement.

* FRASER ANNING - Elected as a replacement for former One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, Anning sensationally split with the party on his first day in parliament last year. The independent senator formed an informal voting bloc with fellow conservatives Cory Bernardi and David Leyonhjelm last week.

Japan worries that the U. Japanese companies are major investors in the United States, from their own auto manufacturing plants to SoftBank's majority stake in wireless provider Sprint. commitment to the region could waver in coming years, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cultivated close ties with President Donald Trump both on and off the golf course to try to prevent that.

Corporate ties to the NRA aren't the only elements undergoing scrutiny after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead on Valentine's Day. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he's investigating claims that some Coral Springs police officers saw several of his deputies outside the building after the shooting began.

"We are ready for everything and we may go on national strike at all Tunisian airports. "The agreement is a catastrophe. Tunisair is not ready yet for competition," said Miled, who works out of the Tunisair headquarters.

Pech Cen argued that there was no danger to tourists because the boat was out of service and far from the dock. He noted that the Defense Department had yet to issue a definitive finding on the nature of the object.

Threatened the Greens' Adam Bandt with legal action after he the Melbourne MP accused the former major-general of war crimes, prompting not one, but two apologies. * JIM MOLAN - Marked an eventful start to life in the Senate last week after being accused of racism when it was revealed he shared social media videos from a far-right UK group.They are focusing on types of infrastructure such as ports and railways which have the characteristics they want: "long duration assets with long term, inflation-linked, stable cash flows", he said. "Financial investors, including infrastructure funds, continue to look at opportunities in the sector," said Simon Nichols, UK head of mining at KPMG.

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Most part of the State during December to March snow winter means the feathery remains here at this time, even the coming tourist snow games. J the best time to visit December to March is between, while tourists come here to visit if Ladakh, they make in the summer because of plans to Ladakh in winter season of big rigid Ladakh.

The hotel is a favorite among fans of the movie "The Shining". (Grand Heritage Hotel Group via AP) This undated photo shows The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. The movie wasn't shot here, but author Stephen King was inspired to write the novel that the movie is based on after a stay here.

The Kenyan-born South Australian senator was catapulted into federal parliament to replace disqualified Family First senator Bob Day, but left the party to sit as an independent when Family First merged with Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives. * LUCY GICHUHI - Confirmed her move to the Liberals on Monday.

Every tee offers a sea view, and every hole offers a risk or reward challenge. Even the course designer R H Taylor described Nefyn and District as "one of the most beautiful sites I've ever seen". Nefyn and District Golf Club is a unique par 71 championship links course with 26 holes - and it's one of the most dramatic (and attractive) courses in the UK.

You'll find all sorts of courses in Snowdonia, from parkland and upland to clifftop and mountain; but we think you'll agree it's the region's links courses that really put Snowdonia on the map as a golf destination.

Tunisair is not the only carrier looking to capitalise on strong growth in African air passenger numbers, which the International Air Transport Association sees growing by almost 6 percent a year over the next decade due to increasing economic output and poor road and rail links. 3 percent for both the European and North American markets.

route will compete with indirect flights from established players such as Emirates, British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines and test Kenya Airways' ability to reshape its image from an Africa-focused carrier.

The airline also plans a direct route to the Indian Ocean luxury tourism island of Mauritius and the first direct flight from Nairobi to New York by any airline from October, a plan Mikosz said was known as the "$100 million project" for the revenue the daily flight is expected to bring in.

For investment funds and bankers, this offers the prospect of predictable returns as infrastructure providers typically charge users fees set under long-term contracts. This contrasts to mining production itself, where the swings and uncertainties of the commodities price cycle raise the investment risk.

"The intention of the prime minister and the whole delegation is to boost trade, investment and tourism between both countries," said Gilad Cohen, deputy director-general for Asia and the Pacific in Israel's foreign ministry.

State and federal prosecutors are investigating, it said, "and the cooperation of international agencies such as the FBI is accepted. The state Tourism Department said the same in a statement and added that the vessel had not been in commercial service for over 10 months.

AFC put up $20 million as its share of the $160 million purchase. One early deal was to join up with private equity firm African Infrastructure Investment Managers to buy the Bakwena toll road in South Africa.

Metals prices have since stabilised, but much of the industry is wary of returning to the old model and accruing high levels of debt. But when commodity markets crashed in 2014-15, firms struggling under heavy debt burdens began selling anything that was not essential.

The passports are potentially valuable because they offer a citizenship with no tax obligations and can be used to open bank accounts and facilitate travel in the Gulf and beyond, law enforcement officials say. However, Comoros citizenship and passports were also sold outside the official programme to non-Bidoon people - sometimes at much higher prices, according to Comoros investigators and sources with direct knowledge of Semlex operations.Robert Gray, Aberdeenshire Council's head of planning and building standards, said: "The deadline for representations to be made to this particular application was November 26 2015 and so this petition will not formally be considered when councillors discuss it.

* GEORGE BRANDIS - Quit parliament to take up the job as Australia's High Commissioner to the UK. LNP preselection to replace Brandis will be decided on March 10 with about 12 candidates reported to have thrown their hat in the ring.

The location is featured in several movies. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) 31, 2018, file photo, people gather at the Griffith Observatory of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park to watch the super blue blood moon.

Indian firms are the biggest investors in Nepal, accounting for nearly 40 percent of foreign direct investments in the tourism, manufacturing, banking, insurance, dry port, telecommunication and power sectors.

Landmarks on the trial include churches, courthouses, schools, businesses and other sites that played a role in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s, plus memorials and museums that document the period.

Tourists and passengers disembark from a ferry on to the wharf on Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriel Alcocer) Undetonated explosives were found on another ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.

(Additional reporting Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem, Editing by Gareth Jones) Before Modi visited Israel in July 2017 he hosted Abbas in India and offered help in health and information technology, but the trip was low-key.

Quintana Roo state prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen said in interviews with Mexican media that the boat was anchored 500 yards (meters) from the Cozumel dock and was not in service when the object was discovered Thursday. He said a company diver reported the object, and Mexican navy divers removed it and handed it over to the Defense Department for analysis.

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In June 2004, for example, Helder Tavares Proenca, a writer and politician, was named as Semlex's agent in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, according to Semlex documents reviewed by Reuters. In November 2005, Proenca became defence minister and in early 2006 Semlex won contracts to supply the country with passports, visas, ID cards and foreign resident cards, according to Semlex copies of the agreements.

A Comoros presidential decree, issued in March 2016 and reviewed by Reuters, shows a list of 21 foreigners, including an American, a South African and several Syrians, who had been proposed by Lica and granted citizenship by the president. A former Comoros government official said he knew of at least 23 other passports sold via Lica.

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(AP) - Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sarah Malone, executive vice president of Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, said: "The figures presented are nonsense.  The argument to build world-class golf and leisure facilities at Menie Estate was fought and won 10 years ago, which included a second golf course.

"They want us all to be safe and travel, and they want us to be here for tourism. "I think the Mexican government will probably be doing a good job searching the ships, making sure this doesn't happen again," Bushman said.In response, they shut off power to the room - temporarily bringing down phone lines and internet connections within the building. Elsewhere in the building, the hotel owners' team and its allies were barred by Trump Hotel staff from entering the room containing the building's closed-circuit TV system as well as key computer servers for the hotel and apartments that share the property.

Set in an Area of Special Scientific Interest, Aberdovey Golf Club is classic links with a thoroughly modern attitude, and is the home of the annual Welsh men's seniors championship. Watch out for the wind on this course; it'll change from friend to foe in the blink of an eye! The par 71 championship links course at Aberdovey holds an unusual distinction in that it was the first in Wales to use a turf iron.

The deal, which comes into force later this year, will put European carriers on a level footing with Tunisair in terms of airport slots and fees. Whether its business can adapt to the Open Skies agreement is also a test case of whether the Tunisian economy and its slew of state firms can modernise and compete after being shielded from foreign rivals for decades.

Polish native Mikosz, who helped turn around flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines as its chief executive, needs to stem those losses before it can begin to pay down $2 billion of debt restructured in November to stave off the airline's collapse.

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8121 euros) (Reporting by Angel Krasimirov Editing by David Goodman) Sofia will host an EU-Western Balkans summit in May, to be attended by the leaders of the six Western Balkan states -- Serbia, Montengero, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Production at the project run by Alufer Mining is scheduled to start in the third quarter of next year, helping to feed global demand for aluminium. AFC joined a consortium earlier this year that is investing $205 million in Guinea's Bel Air bauxite mine.

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External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop is to meet MEPs and EU ambassadors in the Belgian city on Monday and Tuesday, where she will say that membership of the European single market and customs union would "mitigate the damaging effects of Brexit".

The course sits in the shadow of Conwy Mountain and offers beautiful views of Llandudno's Great Orme and the Conwy estuary. Conwy Golf Club is a par 72 links course at the mouth of the River Conwy which has hosted several major championships during its 140-year history.

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The honorary consulships, nominated between 2010 and 2012, ranged from Mombasa to Monaco. Karaziwan's political links are remarkable. In the Comoros, where Semlex first won a contract to supply passports and other documents in 2007, he was made a special adviser and roving ambassador by former president Ahmed Abdallah Mohammed Sambi. At least eight of his staff and associates acquired Comoros honorary consulships, according to Comoros government documents reviewed by Reuters.

Kenya hosts regional hubs for 48 U. -based businesses like Google and IBM and the United States is the fastest-growing source of tourists, many changing planes in Europe or the Gulf in more than 20-hour trips.In January EIB's President Werner Hoyer vowed that the bank would cooperate for the success of Bulgaria's presidency and its priorities during a meeting with the Balkan country's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

Number 10 said it would "usher in new era in bilateral relations", providing an opportunity to enhance co-operation on terrorism, the conflict in Yemen and regional issues including Iraq and Syria, as well as to boost trade links.

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The two countries had no relations whatsoever from 1949, when Mao Zedong's communists took power, to 1979, when Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping established diplomatic ties that have endured through good times and tension ever since.

On that trip Modi did not travel to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting leaders usually do. The trip comes about half a year after Modi became the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel.

The visit comes a week after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said keeping the UK within the single market is the "only option that makes sense" if Brexit is to go ahead - as she published a new report which claimed leaving the EU without a deal could wipe £12. 7 billion a year from Scotland's economy.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U. 16, 2017, file photo, people wait in line to enter the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region.

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: "Since his appointment as Crown Prince, the final death sentences of protesters, including a number who were children at the time, have been confirmed amid serious allegations of torture and an unprecedented number of executions.

"After the first course failed to deliver the promised investment and jobs bonanza, Scots now feel the new plan just won't bring economic benefits to the area. They don't think the first course should have gone ahead and they certainly don't feel this one should.

Flights to and from Europe are Tunisair's main business; they accounted for 68. 9 per cent of its 475,000 passengers in the first two months of 2018, compared with African routes' 16. 9 percent and the Middle East's 13.

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The government agreed to the air traffic liberalisation deal under pressure from international donors who want the government to modernise the economy, beef up the private sector and revamp inefficient state firms.

Metals prices have since stabilised, but much of the industry is wary of returning to the old model and accruing high levels of debt. But when commodity markets crashed in 2014-15, firms struggling under heavy debt burdens began selling anything that was not essential.

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The Democratic memo's release on Saturday was the latest development in an extraordinary back and forth between Republicans and Democrats about the credibility of not only the multiple inquiries into links between the Trump campaign and Russia, but also about the credibility of the nation's top law enforcement agencies.

Before his path back to Canberra is confirmed, Colbeck must wait until Jacqui Lambie's potential replacement, Steve Martin, has his eligibility tested by the High Court. * RICHARD COLBECK - The former tourism minister is expected to re-enter federal parliament, replacing Stephen Parry after the ex-Senate president resigned over dual citizenship.

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