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Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

It was the USA that appeared to be the one left in the cold, especially after the sister of the North Korean dictator extended an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North. Experts say her visit for the Winter Games is calculated to answer the expected presence of Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies. But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Read More »

Trump and Kim fakes thank Olympics for kind welcome

Pictures of Moon and Kim Yo Jong shaking hands at the opening ceremony and standing together applauding as athletes from both Koreas waved unification flags dominated South Korean media on Friday and Saturday, and quickly spread on the Internet and social media. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul


Moon has looked to the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with the North - a move Pence cautioned against. During his visit to South Korea , where he led the American Olympic delegation, Pence has criticized North Korea's Olympic cooperation as a propaganda campaign to improve its image and weaken global support for sanctions. Read More »

Democratic memo in Trump's hands: Darcy cartoon


The president declassified the document last week, allowing its publication in full over the objections of the Justice Department . The dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, is a collection of 17 memos describing alleged collaboration between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang


A reconciliatory mood has dramatically formed since North Korean leader Kim offered an olive branch to the South in his New Year speech, saying that he is willing to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . Past administrations have been wary of efforts by Pyongyang to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, but still generally supportive of efforts to calm tensions at the heavily militarized border that divides the Koreas. Read More »

Lagos City Marathon at Atlantic City on Saturday, 10th February, 2018


He concluded the 42 kilometer race after 2 hours, 15 minutes and 10 seconds. In the indigenous category, Ilya Pam won for the second time after winning in 2017 edition. Williams Kefas came in as the third best Nigerian finisher. "We want to get it to the Gold level, in the next two years", he said. For the 10km race, Stephen Daniels came first with a brand new GAC vehicle worth N7 million, Poku Luka, the second, cart away N1 million, while Joy Musa was third and got N750,000. Read More »

Ignoring photographic evidence, Trump dismisses abuse allegations against ex-White House staffer

Holderness claims Porter choked and punched her during their marriage, while Willoughby says he dragged her wet and naked out of the shower and was verbally abusive. The FBI would have told Kelly then that it was making a recommendation against security clearance for Porter, the source said, and Kelly would have responded with, "I want to know why" or 'this guy has got to go'. Read More »

Freezing Rain Expected to Hit Mississauga


Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces. The rain will develop near the US border before heading north to Montreal, the North Shore and the Centre-du-Québec region. Read More »

Facing Flak For Calling Domestic Tourists 'Scum', Goa Minister Launches Defence


On Saturday while addressing a gathering at Goa Biz Fest 2018, Sardesai stated, "The domestic tourists are not the top-end tourists, but the scum of the earth". They are the ones creating the maximum garbage and maximum nuisance in Goa. Another user believes Indian tourists have a miserly tendency to not pay tips unlike their foreign counterparts who are far more generous. Read More »

Pence says 'no daylight' between USA and allies on North Korea

On Saturday, Kim Yo-jong passed along a request for Moon Jae-in to meet her brother in Pyeongyang, the North Korean capital. Moon was all smiles as he greeted Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , and Kim Yong Nam , the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, for lunch at the presidential residence. Read More »

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Rory McIlroy finally plays with Dad


Also at six under were Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri , who were at Spyglass. He is playing the tournament for the 22nd time. I love being in the hunt playing that golf course , and I get to play two rounds now. They are playing the first three rounds with Rory McIlroy and his father, Gerry. "Maybe my expectations weren't very high and I played well because of that". Read More »

Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium


US Ambassador Nikki Haley has dismissed North Korea's decision to attend the Olympics as a "distraction", and Vice President Mike Pence skipped the dinner on Friday. The nuclear-armed North is on an Olympics-linked charm offensive, sending athletes, a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders, the ceremonial head of state and even Kim's sister to South Korea . Read More »

Israel launches Syria air raids


Israel struck targets inside Syria on Saturday after intercepting what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace from Syria, which it labelled an "attack". The strikes were launched in response to the downing of an F-16 fighter jet earlier this morning, which was claimed by Syria. "The fact that a drone like this is identified, tracked and intercepted so smoothly by the Israeli air force demonstrates our capabilities, demonstrates our resolve not to allow the breach of Israeli ... Read More »

Israel loses warplane under Syrian fire, accuses Iran of drone infiltration


Earlier today an Israeli F16 fighter jet was shot down after coming under fire from Syrian forces. It is believed to be the first time Israel has lost an aircraft in the conflict. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and that the Israeli and Russian militaries would continue their coordination to avoid inadvertent confrontation in Syria. Read More »

Importance of PM Modi's visit to Palestine, the first by Indian Premier


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Shah presented the honour to Modi in Ramallah on Saturday, recognising his contributions to promoting relations between India and Palestine. While briefing reporters on the planned highlights of Modi s visit tomorrow, Kumar recalled the history of the martyrs memorial, which houses 31 commemorative panels that signify the solidarity between the UAE s people and leadership. Read More »

President Trump explains why he won't declassify Democrats' memo


Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee in direct response to the four-page memo by staff of Intelligence Chair Rep. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington , US, February 9, 2018. "After ignoring urging of the FBI & DOJ not to release misleading Nunes memo because it omits material facts, President Trump now expresses concerns over sharing precisely those facts with public and seeks to send it ... Read More »

Tottenham vs. Arsenal: Premier League highlights and recap


If Arsenal enter the match buoyed, it is due to two factors: the rejuvenating power of signings who made an immediate impact in last week's 5-1 win over Everton and a change of venue . Granit Xhaka and the defence have come in for major criticism over Arsenal's soft underbelly, with the players often riddled with individual errors or/and a major lapse in concentration. Read More »

South Korea's president hosts North Korea delegation, including dictator's sister


Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, delivered her brother's personal invitation during a meeting with Moon at the Blue House, a presidential spokesman said. The U.S. and the North should quickly resume dialogue, he said. "You went through a lot of trouble braving the cold until late" last night, Moon told the North Koreans, referring to their attendance at the frigid opening ceremonies. Read More »

Cong supports demand for spl status for Andhra: Rahul


The grant of Rs 417.44 crore was a reimbursement for the Rs 3,217.63 crore spent by the state on the project. The centre also released Rs 369.16 crore to Andhra Pradesh last night, under post-devolution revenue deficit grant, as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission. Read More »

BJP demands dismissal of 4 officials including Pandian


At least five BJP workers have been arrested by the Commissionerate Police in this connection. The activist ransacked flower pots and damaged the vehicles parked inside the quarters and hurled cow dungs and stones. Party spokesperson Sasmit Patra and state BJD secretary Bijay Nayak demanded at a media conference that the expenses incurred for the campaign of national BJP president and six union ministers should be included in expenditure of the party candidate as the party has violated rules ... Read More »

Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a report that Kim Yo Jong "took the platform of the opening ceremony " along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "I am very confident, as President Trump is, that President Moon will continue to stand strongly with us in our extreme-pressure campaign", Pence told NBC in an interview, maintaining all options were open to deal with the crisis. Read More »

Olympic: Joint Korean march gave me goosebumps, says IOC boss


Pence also invited as his Olympics guest the father of USA college student Otto Warmbier, who died after he was imprisoned by North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster. White House officials stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president's refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts. Read More »

Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea

The Trump administration is cautious of Seoul falling for North Korea's charm offensive during the Winter Olympics , which are taking place amid tension over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Two men impersonating the North Korean leader and Mr Trump were kicked out of the ceremony, with the former shouting "well is my sister getting the same treatment?" as security escorted them away. Read More »

Hardik Patel to campaign for Mamata Banerjee in 2019 Lok Sabha elections


Mamata Banerjee, referred to Hardik Patel "like my younger brother" and shared the fact that he is the first leader to whom she called and praised him after results for last December's Gujarat elections came in. "Coming to this holy soil of Netaji (Subhas Chandra Bose) and Swami Vivekananda for a programme of The Telegraph tomorrow, I had the privilege of meeting Lady Gandhi ". Read More »

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

South Korea's Kim Yuna thought she had seen and done it all during her stellar figure skating career, but lighting the Olympic cauldron as the final torchbearer of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics took her breath away. The North Korean government claimed they released Warmbier, who they charged as a war criminal on accusations that he removed a poster of former dictator Kim Jong Il while on a tour of the isolated nation, for humanitarian reasons due to the fact that he was in a coma. Read More »

Travel to be slowed by winter storm in Chicago, northern IL


Chicago officials say about 6 to 7 inches of snow has fallen on the city and they're gearing up for three more waves through the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Hurley said on Friday that the system was likely to drop another four or five inches (10 or 12.5 cm) of snow on the Midwest as it headed east toward New England. Read More »

Carlos Cordeiro elected US Soccer federation president


Among those in the running were former men's national team players Eric Wynalda, Kyle Martino and Paul Caligiuri and ex-women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo . Soccer on the CONCACAF Council and FIFA's Stakeholders Committee. Cordeiro was considered an establishment candidate after having served as former president Sunil Gulati's second in command, but former players had his back instead of recent us team members like Solo, Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino. Read More »

Christians mark the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday


During Ash Wednesday services, the Rev. Jones will rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. Plazewski has said as much to his congregation. The first is set for February 16 from 5 7 p.m. Glenn Stallsmith is pastor of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church in Henderson. We are called not just to abstain from sin, but also to achieve true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. Read More »

Shutdown averted as President Trump signs budget bill


After a brief government shutdown (the second in less than a month), Congress finally approved a budget for the federal government , thus giving the Republican Party a new victory. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, leaves the House Chamber following a vote to fund the U.S. Government, Feb. 9, 2018 in Washington , DC. Read More »

Westerville Police say two officers killed Saturday; suspect injured


The shooting took place around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Crosswind Drive. Officials in Westerville initially said they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. The suspect was apprehended at the scene according to WHIO . Westerville is a northeastern suburb of Columbus and is home to Gov. John Kasich. Check back for updates on this developing story . Read More »

South Africa's Ramaphosa clears diary, pushing for Zuma…


It is widely expected that Zuma will resign this weekend or early next week, after increasing pressure from ANC leadership structures following Ramaphosa's victory at the party's elective conference in December. This loosely translated means: "It's going get rough, don't fight with someone who is not fighting you". Replying to a follower who asks whether it will be ugly, she writes that her husband did not alternate 'between the struggle and wealth accumulation. Read More »

Russian Federation sends North Korean 'slave' labourers home


Security Council resolutions and expelling North Korean workers I think that would initially be a positive sign", said Lisa Collins, a Korea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. North Korea has denied the claim. In this photo, North Korean workers at a construction site in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, Oct. 6, 2017. Sectors like housing construction, agriculture, and the fishing industry in Russian Federation hired an estimated 35,000 employees from North Korea ... Read More »