News Daily: Ken Dodd dies and CIA boss defend’s Trump over Kim talks

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Comic legend Ken Dodd dies He was one of the best-loved comedians Britain has produced – and certainly the most energetic. Ken Dodd, famed for his tickling stick, the Diddymen characters and his rapid-fire delivery of gags, has died at the age of 90, after suffering from a chest infection. The Liverpool legend’s comedy career ...

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South Korea kicks off due diligence on GM’s South Korean unit: KDB

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea held an initial meeting on Monday for its due-diligence of General Motors’ local unit to decide whether to provide funds for the unit’s troubled operations. FILE PHOTO: The main gate to GM Korea’s Gunsan factory is seen in Gunsan, South Korea February 13, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS/File Photo State-funded Korea Development Bank, which holds a ...

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References to Japan PM, wife and finance minister removed from documents related to suspected scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) – References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie are pictured at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Japan January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo Questions over ...

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Liverpool Prison workers fired for raising safety fears

Image caption John Bromilow (left) and Harry Wildman took their concerns to the prison governor Two maintenance workers were sacked for raising concerns about health and safety at troubled Liverpool Prison, the BBC has learned. John Bromilow and Harry Wildman, who worked at the jail for more than 20 years, were fired by Amey, who had the contract for prison ...

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Toolbox trade wars: How a sure winner in U.S. dispute has yet to reap benefits

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. (Reuters) – Nestled in an industrial park near the end of the runway of O’Hare International Airport, Metal Box International Inc. should be one of the winners of a little-known trade war over toolboxes. The glass entranceway to Metal Box InternationalÕs toolbox factory is seen in Franklin Park, Illinois, U.S., February 21, 2018. Picture taken February 21, ...

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Who is Senator Sadiq Sanjrani? | Pakistan

Mir Sadiq Sanjrani contested and won the Senate elections held earlier this month, on March 3, as an independent candidate. Photo: Geo News file  Mir Sadiq Sanjrani was born on April 14, 1978 in Balochistan’s Nok Kundi town in Chagai district.    He was nominated by the Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo as a candidate for the coveted position ...

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Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya once lived and prayed: Amnesty

YANGON (Reuters) – After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery. A harsh security response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on Aug. 25 sent members of the mostly stateless minority fleeing to Bangladesh ...

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Russian spy: May to meet ministers to discuss evidence

Image caption Zizzi has been closed since 21:00 on Monday The prime minister is to meet the National Security Council to hear the latest intelligence on the nerve agent attack on the former Russian military intelligence officer and his daughter. Chaired by Theresa May, the council will discuss if there is sufficient evidence of who was behind the attack. On ...

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