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February 19, 2017 7:57 PM Kraft withdraws offer to merge with Unilever

U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), the companies said on Sunday, raising questions about Kraft's next steps and whether it could turn its focus to another target. Kraft had made a surprise offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods behemoth 24

February 19, 2017 7:11 PM Iran, NKorea officials: Let's strengthen relationship

Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen relations. A Sunday report by, the news agency of Iran's Parliament, quotes parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying: "We have always been after stability of relations with North Korea." Larijani was addressing Choe Thae-bok, visiting chairman of North Korea's Supreme 9

February 19, 2017 4:26 PM South Korea accuses North Korea of Kim Jong Nam assassination

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- South Korea's government alleged the North Korean regime is involved in the poisoning death of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam. The incident occurred Monday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Police believe a woman with a Vietnamese passport and an Indonesian woman forced poison into Kim's face as he waited 16

February 19, 2017 3:35 PM SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today (Feb. 19) at 9:39 a.m. EST (1439 GMT) from Launch 15

February 19, 2017 11:53 AM Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiative

JERUSALEM — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. Haaretz reported that Netanyahu 13

February 19, 2017 9:08 AM Iraqi forces launch push to take western Mosul from IS

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul’s militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began. The fight for Iraq’s second largest city — roughly split by the Tigris River into an eastern and a western section — has seen periods of swift territorial gains 18

February 19, 2017 5:06 AM Lawmakers say Trump's words matter — and hurt the country's standing abroad

A growing roster of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they believe President Donald Trump's pugnacious rhetoric and unpredictable behavior threaten to diminish the United States' standing around the world, do real damage to fragile diplomatic relationships and even weaken global stability. Lawmakers are speaking in increasingly urgent tones 13

February 19, 2017 2:25 AM Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants 1

February 18, 2017 10:07 PM Isle Royale considering seaplane service to, from Minnesota

The company that provides seaplane service between the Michigan mainland and Isle Royale National Park wants to add flights to and from Grand Marais, Minnesota. Isle Royale Seaplanes operates its air taxi between Houghton and the Lake Superior island park under a contract that runs through 2025. It offers up to five Isle Royale flights a day, with as many as 20 people 15

February 18, 2017 8:18 PM DHS Secretary: Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

MUNICH—Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday the Trump administration is considering a new version of the executive order banning travel of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations that would allow travelers who were already on airplanes bound for the United States into the country, but would bar those who had not yet boarded. “The president 12