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Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

A North Korean delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un , concluded its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations. Read More »

Haryana to withdraw cases against Jats

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Senior INLD leader said, "We will ask him why Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal is not being completed despite clear directions from the Supreme Court. We are holding a high-level meeting tomorrow", he added. Cases pertaining to heinous crimes like murder were not to be withdrawn. Our agitation stands as per schedule. This week, the state government chose to initiate the process for withdrawing cases against at least 850 protesters who were made accused in several dozens of FIRs. Read More »

UP: Student beaten to death after minor argument

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Colonelganj inspector, Awadhesh Singh said, "A restaurant owner, Amit Upadhyay informed police Saroj and his friends had come to the restaurant on Saturday night". An FIR was lodged against Singh and his friend under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC. Read More »

More than 200 civilians dead after bloody week in Syria

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However, pro-Kurdish news sources said it was shot down in the village of Qude in Afrin's Rajo district. Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a helicopter had been shot down without saying who was responsible. The Turkish military uses the term " neutralized " in reference to terrorists captured dead or alive, or those who surrender during the operations. Read More »

South Korea's chief invited to North Korea

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The gesture sought to further exploit divisions between the US and South Korea, which differ on the best way to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons. In dispatching the highest level of government officials the North has ever sent to the South, Kim Jong Un revealed a sense of urgency to break out of deep diplomatic isolation in the face of toughening sanctions over his nuclear program, analysts say. Read More »

Five Year Old Who Passed Away Named As Kayden Fleck

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The Ballymena natives remembered their boy, describing him as their "happy-go-lucky" son who "just melted your heart". They described Kayden and his twin brother, Jayden, as "the two musketeers". CRS regional commander Sean McCarry said the child had been "swept away quite fast with it (the river)" and that "he was travelling quite a distance". Read More »

Zeid urges worldwide action as violence soars in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the remarks during a telephone conversation, according to a Kremlin statement, Xinhua reported. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says the past week "has been one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict". Both Idlib and eastern Ghouta are part of Russia-negotiated de-escalation areas, which are meant to freeze the lines of conflict and allow in humanitarian aid. Read More »

Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar

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Earlier around 4.30 am, at least two terrorists were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area. Earlier, CRPF has claimed to have repulsed the attack, however sources said that the militants had reportedly managed to sneak inside a building adjacent to the CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi seeks apology from RSS for 'insulting' remarks on Indian Army

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Gandhi asked Bhagwat to apologise for questioning "preparedness of Indian Army ". Bhagwat had on Sunday said that RSS has ability to prepare an "Army" to fight for the country within three days. Meanwhile, Minister of State Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has defended Bhagwat's comments and said that he aims to make India great and protect the nation, reported Times Now. Read More »

Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between South, US

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North Korea is number one on the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List, which ranks 50 countries where it's the most hard to live as a Christian. The athlete said the experience was overwhelming especially because some 3,000 people were watching, including the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong. Read More »

Barcelona coach Valverde calm after Getafe stalemate

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It was a factor in a stuttering start from LaLiga's leader, although Mina's playmaking capabilities from deep appeared attuned to Barca's famed style. He made his comeback as a substitute in this match, replacing Paco Alcacer on the right wing with just under half an hour left. "I think Coutinho's looking good", he said. Read More »

House GOP to Continue Dossier Probe Without Memos

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Rep. Thomas J. Rooney, R-Fla., senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the newspaper that "in a normal world" the committee would have interviewed Justice Department officials that approved the surveillance warrant against a then-Donald Trump campaign aide, Carter Page. Read More »

London City Airport Shutdown After Discovery Of WWII Bomb

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Police said ordnance was discovered at the George V Dock in North Woolwich during scheduled work at the airport just after 5 a.m. local time, authorities said in a news release . The airport has closed and severe disruption is expected to affect inbound and outbound flights on Monday while engineers remove the device. " London City Airport are urging passengers to contact their airline before travelling". Read More »

BJP will form next government in Tripura: Amit Shah

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Mr Shah said a BJP government would protect and promote the cultural heritage and values of tribals. In his statement, Shah said, "there is anger against the CPIM govt throughout the state, due to their misrule Tripura stands last when it comes to development". Read More »

S. Korean president's approval rating stays high ahead of Winter Olympics

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United States vice-president Mike Pence , who was seated in the same box, did not interact with the North Koreans at any point, U.S. officials said. There's even speculation of a summit between Kim and Moon. Moon had earlier met Kim Yong Nam during a dinner he hosted for visiting dignitaries. The meeting began shortly after 11 AM on Saturday, the day after the delegation arrived in South Korea ahead of the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Read More »

N Korean 'First Sister' Returns Home After Sensational Appearance at Olympics

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Kim Yo Jong and the other North Korean officials are ready to fly back to Pyongyang aboard leader Kim Jong Un's private jet. North Korea's delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , including its leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, had "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae In, official media said Sunday. Read More »

White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan

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Those in which state and local governments pick up most of the tab will be viewed more favorably. Half of the $200 billion in new federal money would go towards an incentive matching fund to encourage investments by state and local governments. Read More »

Uncle charged with murder after death of niece, 11

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According to the force, she had suffered multiple injuries, including a serious head wound. She was left in a critical condition, but lost her fight for life in hospital this afternoon. We are utterly devastated. Meanwhile an 80 year old woman is also being treated for a dislocated shoulder. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Walsall Magistrates' Court on Monday. Read More »

Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public

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Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major investor in Western firms, was among those held at the hotel for more than 80 days until his release last month. Total settlements with the suspects had topped $107 billion (87 billion euros) in various forms of assets handed over that included property, securities and cash, he said. Read More »

Modi meets French PM Philippe, discusses ways to strengthen ties

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The Prime Minister on his first day of the three-nation tour will hold meetings and exchange agreements with ministers in Ramallah in the West Bank . India and Palestine enjoy time-tested and close friendship driven by former long-standing support to the Palestinian cause. Prior to this visit, Modi said that he has "de-hyphenated" relations with Palestine and Israel , establishing "mutually independent and exclusive relations with both partners". Read More »

PM Modi delivers keynote address in UAE

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The agreement awarding the consortium of Indian oil companies - led by ONGC - a 10 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi's offshore Lower Zakum field was signed on Sunday in the presence of Modi and the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Read More »

Angela Merkel insists 'painful' coalition talks have not undermined her authority

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If the Social Democrats' members do not vote to back the coalition deal and Germany is forced to hold a new election, Merkel said she does not rule out again seeking another term as chancellor. Even that may prove optimistic if SPD leader Martin Schulz fails to persuade his party's 464,000 members to ratify the deal in a postal ballot, whose result will be announced on March 4. Read More »

Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump

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Russian Federation already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE said in an interview published on Sunday that both Israelis and Palestinians are playing roles in hindering peace in the region. Read More »

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

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It was already known that Kim Yo Jong is an adviser to her brother; now many are interpreting her presence here - and the freedom with which she seems to behave - as new signs of the power she holds. The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programs previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. Read More »

Duke snaps losing streak by dropping Georgia Tech

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won five of their last seven home games. Georgia Tech shot 26.7 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 43-26 at halftime. Josh Okogie scored 29 points for the Yellow Jackets (11-14, 4-8), who have lost seven of eight. It was Duke's game from the start. It was the first time all year that Duke switched its starting lineup. Read More »

Full-length robes not a must for Saudi women: Cleric

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However, women in Saudi Arabia still require the permission of a male family member to apply for a passport, travel overseas, get married, open a bank account, start certain kinds of business, get elective surgery or leave prison. New York TimesThe most recent development was when women were granted the right to drive in KSA since last September. In the same month, women were allowed to participate in Saudi Arabia's National Day celebrations for the first time. Read More »