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Israeli warplane shot down over war-torn Syria by Assad regime
- February 11, 2018

According to the statement , 12 targets were attacked inside Syria , including three Syrians air defense batteries and four Iranian targets that were part of Iran's buildup in Syria. The military said significant damage was caused. The incidents marked the most serious confrontation yet between Israel and Iran since the civil war in Syria began in 2011. (more...)
Crown Prince Al Nahyan Personally Receives PM Modi In United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Al Nahyan Personally Receives PM Modi In United Arab Emirates
- February 11, 2018

This is Modi's second visit to the UAE and is indicative of the new momentum in the UAE-India ties. On Saturday, Modi will leave for Palestine where he is scheduled to hold discussions with President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirm India's support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine. (more...)
United Nations chief calls for de-escalation in Syria after Israeli strikes United Nations chief calls for de-escalation in Syria after Israeli strikes
- February 11, 2018

Israeli security personnel guard the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter near Harduf, Israel , on February 10, 2018. It mounts air strikes in Syria on a regular basis, striking suspected weapons shipments to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant group. (more...)
Pro-Assad alliance in Syria warns of 'severe' response to Israeli attacks Pro-Assad alliance in Syria warns of 'severe' response to Israeli attacks
- February 11, 2018

The two-man crew ejected from the plane before it crashed on the Israeli side of the border. He said the Israeli military is ready for various scenarios and will continue to act according to the situation. "However, we are not looking to escalate the situation", a spokesman said. Earlier the deputy head of Iran's IRGC declined to comment on the reports , according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. (more...)
Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns
- February 11, 2018

Peter King and Ron DeSantis, listens to a reporter's question as he speaks on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2017. Donald Trump has blocked the release of a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against the United States president over the FBI's Russian Federation probe. (more...)
Trump will not declassify Democrats' current memo, White House says Trump will not declassify Democrats' current memo, White House says
- February 11, 2018

The Democratic memo was drafted to refute the Intelligence Committee chair's attempts to delegitimize the Russian Federation investigation. The 10-page document, written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in response to the Republican memo which accused both the FBI and the Department of Justice of bias against Trump in the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

The younger Kim met and had lunch with Moon at the presidential complex as a special envoy of the DPRK leader. A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation. They expressed scepticism on the prospects for a summit, with professor Koh Yu-hwan of Dongguk University not expecting one "in the foreseeable future". (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Hosts South Korea off the mark with Lim gold Winter Olympics 2018: Hosts South Korea off the mark with Lim gold
- February 11, 2018

Semion's result is 2 minutes 10.687 seconds. Won with Olympic record, the representative of South Korea's lim Hye-Jung (2.10,485), silver in the assets of the Dutch Tavern of Knegt (2.10,555). "When I heard the news, [of Ahn's exclusion] it was really awful, it would be an honour to race against him. In a race with nine skaters, you never want to end up in the back". (more...)
Indian PM Modi in Abu Dhabi for two-day state visit Indian PM Modi in Abu Dhabi for two-day state visit
- February 11, 2018

Modi and his entourage flew in by helicopter from Jordan, landing near Abbas's Ramallah headquarters, an AFP reporter said. PM Modi, who was conferred the Grand Collar of state of Palestine thanked the President for this honour. PM Modi is likely to announce the set-up of a super-speciality hospital in Palestine's Ramallah on Saturday. PM Modi (left) meets His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi . (more...)
North Korean leader invites South Korean president to Pyongyang North Korean leader invites South Korean president to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

According to Reuters , when Pence arrived late to the reception he told Moon he planned to leave directly after a photo session but Moon asked him to "come and say hello to friends". officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Invites S. Korean President for Summit: S. Korea
- February 11, 2018

In addition, the tougher-than-ever stance the United States is taking on the Kim Jong-un regime is another obstacle for Seoul . US Vice President Mike Pence also attended the Games opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation. (more...)
Smiling S. Korean leader welcomes N. Koreans
- February 11, 2018

They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other US officials have warned against. Two women stood out as the heat from the Olympic flame evaporated in the icy air of Pyeongchang today - one by her presence; the other in absentia. (more...)
Pence: 'No daylight' between United States, allies on North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam are on an unprecedented visit to South Korea amid abrupt reconciliation mood between the rival Koreas for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . He said war had forged "the core of the bond" between the US and South Korea and that helps explains "why there is no daylight and there will be no daylight" between the two. (more...)
Two dead as winter snowstorm sweeps across US Midwest Two dead as winter snowstorm sweeps across US Midwest
- February 10, 2018

A Michigan State Police trooper was hospitalized after a pickup truck lost control and slammed into his stopped squad on Interstate 94 northeast of Detroit. Wind chill temperatures were expected to drop below 0 Fahrenheit (minus 18 C) in many areas across the upper Midwest. Meteorologist Heather Orow said this morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". (more...)
Andre Ayew Makes Second Debut For Swansea City In Win Over Burnley Andre Ayew Makes Second Debut For Swansea City In Win Over Burnley
- February 10, 2018

Under new manager Carlos Carvalhal , Swansea have mainly played in a 5-3-2 that even becomes a 5-4-1-0 strikerless formation when they're defending leads. It was very dark. "Before we were in the deep of the ocean, we only saw fishes, stones and a lot of black things, but we can look to the coast now". (more...)
House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The dollar rose on the deal, as did yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. Trump has called for stricter limits on extended family migration, an end to the visa "lottery" system and a wall along the Mexican border, which the minority party has opposed. (more...)
US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The budget bill "also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported. The situation was trickier in the House after liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives both swung into opposition. He added: "Make no mistake, I will always stand up for fiscal responsibility, regardless of which party is in power, and I will continue to call the Republican Party ... (more...)
United Nations says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre 'alarming,' need for investigation United Nations says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre 'alarming,' need for investigation
- February 10, 2018

Johnson toured a camp that has taken in some of the estimated 650,000 Rohingya who fled from violent attacks previous year. Their plight has sparked global alarm over withering press freedoms in Myanmar and government efforts to curb reporting in northern Rakhine state-where troops are accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. (more...)
Worldwide intrigue: SNHU professor-student spat over Australia goes viral Worldwide intrigue: SNHU professor-student spat over Australia goes viral
- February 10, 2018

Ashley Arnold , who studies sociology at Southern New Hampshire University ( SNHU ), had to complete a project in which she compared social norm in the USA and another nation. Then as I continued to read I realised she (the professor) was for real. However, the professor reportedly warned her to "make sure the date, the facts, and the information you provide in your report is about Australia the country and not Australia the continent". (more...)
Get a sneak peek of North Korean cheerleaders performing
- February 10, 2018

AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other US officials have warned against. (more...)
US VP Avoids North Koreans, Stresses 'Maximum Pressure' Ahead of Olympics US VP Avoids North Koreans, Stresses 'Maximum Pressure' Ahead of Olympics
- February 10, 2018

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 programmes previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister of Finance Taro Aso and will address USA troops at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo before flying to South Korea on Thursday. (more...)
Devin Nunes' Intelligence Committee wall is a monument to his craven partisanship Devin Nunes' Intelligence Committee wall is a monument to his craven partisanship
- February 10, 2018

SHAPIRO: White House counsel Don McGahn says the president is inclined to declassify this memo but unable to do so. The White House also released a letter sent to McGahn by Wray and to Rod Rosenstein, the second-ranking Justice Department official, expressing concerns about the memo's release 'in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similar sensitive information'. (more...)
I will always cherish Ranveer and Shahid's contribution: Deepika Padukone I will always cherish Ranveer and Shahid's contribution: Deepika Padukone
- February 10, 2018

In Delhi/Uttar Pradesh and East Punjab alone, the film which has Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor playing the lead roles, has grossed Rs 75 crore nett, boxofficeindia.com reported. It has broken several records at the worldwide box offices. If we leave SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Bahubali franchise (as it is primarily a Telugu film) Padmaavat is at eighth place in all-time highest grossing film at the domestic box office. (more...)
2 police officer shot dead in line of duty in Columbus suburb 2 police officer shot dead in line of duty in Columbus suburb
- February 10, 2018

A suspect is in custody and has been transported to a local hospital, according to police. The City of Westerville has confirmed the second officer shot during a gun battle Saturday has died. Two police officers wer killed in a shooting in Westerville, Ohio on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018. The city of Westerville said on Twitter that it is "deeply saddened". (more...)
Bundesliga Recap: Dortmund upends Hamburg in Reus return Bundesliga Recap: Dortmund upends Hamburg in Reus return
- February 10, 2018

The second-half started as the first ended. Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 on Saturday for its 500th Bundesliga win at home. Reus started Dortmund's game against Hamburg at the Westfalenstadion and was handed the captain's armband. Terodde broke through again with 16 minutes remaining - but the result does nothing for Cologne's survival prospects. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez takes part in training ahead of Manchester City game
- February 10, 2018

He loves football, he loves his relationship with his team-mates, he enjoys his football. "We offered our services last week to the club to try to help resolve it and I was told that they were hoping with the passage of time that it could be resolved, but I've not heard anything back from them since", he said. (more...)
South Korean President hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister South Korean President hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
- February 10, 2018

Kim Yo-jong was earlier considered part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, but Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said she was here as a special envoy of the North Korean leader. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam to a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace on Saturday in what would be the most significant diplomatic event between the rivals in years. (more...)
Trump signs bill ending US government shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Civilian spending is bumped to $591 billion for 2018 and $605 billion for 2019. But the bill has hit some unexpected snags as Congress races toward the deadline. he didn't understand why his colleague was holding up the vote when it would not change the outcome. He said the budget deal was a "genuine breakthrough" after months of legislative logjams. (more...)
North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North: president's office North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North: president's office
- February 10, 2018

It is also a validating accomplishment for President Moon, who has been advocating for increased dialogue and engagement with North Korea to reduce the potential for conflict in the region, since he was elected in May of 2017. "As these people and their lives testify, it (the North) is a regime that imprisons, and tortures, and impoverishes its citizens". They stressed the North Koreans in the VIP box had watched Pence, Moon and Abe hold a running discussion in the front row for the more than ... (more...)
UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president
- February 10, 2018

Song Senung Hwan, executive creative director for the opening ceremony , said he had been able to make this most of his budget which was KRW60 billion (€45million). Pence stayed long enough to shake hands with the other leaders present, but pointedly did not acknowledge Kim (Abe, on the other hand, reportedly shook hands with the North Korean official and brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs in a brief chat). (more...)

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