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February 15, 2018 8:57 PM Everything We Know So Far About the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics are four years away, but the planning and work to create the infrastructure for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games began years ago. Even as the world’s attention turned to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea this month, preparations for the next Winter Olympic Games has continued. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in February 67

February 15, 2018 8:42 AM Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish and British governments will seek a way to get talks on restoring Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government back on track and neither is contemplating a return of direct rule from London, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Talks to end a political stalemate broke down yet again on Wednesday after the leader of the largest 74

February 15, 2018 7:43 AM Airbus' improved earnings clouded by plane troubles

PARIS – European planemaker Airbus says its earnings improved last year but it was hindered by further problems, both to its long-troubled military aircraft program as well as more recent engine problems on its single-aisle models. The company said Thursday that it surged to a profit of 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in the fourth quarter, from a loss of 816 million 53

February 13, 2018 12:36 PM US warns EU against defense market protectionism

BRUSSELS – The United States is warning the European Union not to use its deepened military cooperation as an excuse to protect Europe's defense industry, saying such practices could undermine NATO. The U.S. ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, said Tuesday that "we do not want this (cooperation) to be a protectionist vehicle for EU." She said Washington 40

February 13, 2018 9:36 AM Germany reports drop in January asylum requests to 12,285

BERLIN – German authorities say 12,285 people applied for asylum in the country in January, a 15 percent drop compared with the same month last year. In January 2017, Germany recorded 14,476 new asylum requests. Some 13,082 people applied for asylum in December. Interior Ministry figures published Tuesday show most new asylum-seekers last month originated 45

February 13, 2018 1:21 AM 2018 NBO Oman Open odds: Picks from same model that nailed Matt Kuchar's run

The European Tour rolls on this week with the NBO Oman Open. Alexander Levy is the Vegas favorite at 12/1. Andy Sullivan and Shubhankar Sharma both have 18/1 odds, followed closely by Joost Luiten at 20/1. Before you make any bets or enter any kind of daily fantasy golf tournament on sites like DraftKings, you'll want to hear what the team at SportsLine 50

February 12, 2018 4:07 PM Slovenia urges Kosovo to ratify border deal with Montenegro

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Slovenia's president has urged Kosovo to ratify a border deal with Montenegro and to respect the agreements reached with Serbia during EU-mediated negotiations. While visiting Kosovo on Monday, Slovenian President Borut Pahor said resolving bilateral issues would help Kosovo and the other Western Balkan countries progress toward their 36

February 12, 2018 12:46 PM British watchdog tells computer traders to tighten controls

LONDON (Reuters) - Some firms using computers to trade at ultra-fast speeds are not applying safeguards required to avert market meltdowns, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday. Algorithmic or high-frequency trading uses computers to automatically place an order in financial markets, without human intervention, and represents sizeable 54

February 12, 2018 5:02 AM Canada win gold in team event after Chan, Daleman shine

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada took gold in the team event after stellar performances by Patrick Chan and Gabrielle Daleman on Monday, with Chan landing two quads early in his free skate on his way to finally winning Olympic gold. After the women’s free skate, Canada was already locked in first place, with ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott 56

February 11, 2018 10:52 PM The EU’s Real Rule-of-Law Crisis

Frustration with uneven application of EU law is a feature of the domestic politics of all member states It has become accepted wisdom to talk of the European Union being afflicted by a rule-of-law crisis. This is often portrayed as the latest threat to the EU’s cohesion, following hard on the heels of the eurozone debt crisis and the migration crisis 29