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Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

NBC's coverage of the first night of Olympic competition from PyeongChang, South Korea, generated Total Audience Delivery of 17.2 million, down 14% from the 20 million who watched the games four years ago in Sochi, Russia. NBC Olympics is the USA broadcast rights holder to all Summer and Winter Games through the year 2032. If you live in Canada, you can stream the Winter Olympics 2018 live for free on the CBC website . (more...)
Pilot killed after Syrian rebels down Russian warplane Pilot killed after Syrian rebels down Russian warplane
- February 11, 2018

Russian Federation has waged a punishing aerial campaign against Syria's armed opposition since intervening in the civil war on the side of its ally, President Bashar Assad , in 2015. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said that five soldiers and one civilian employee were also slightly injured in the attack, as terror groups targeted Turkish forces at the site of a planned sixth observation point in the city. (more...)
Grassley-Graham Memo Confirms Claims of GOP FISA Memo Grassley-Graham Memo Confirms Claims of GOP FISA Memo
- February 11, 2018

Trump and his aides are in the process of discussing whether the Democratic rebuttal needs to be redacted over national security concerns, the source added. "Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th [Democratic] Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time ", White House counsel Donald McGahn wrote in a letter to Rep. (more...)
President Trump Blocks Release of Dems FISA Memo
- February 11, 2018

Adam Schiff , D-Calif., responded to those charges in the Democrats' countermemo. The Intelligence Committee had voted unanimously on Monday to release the document drafted by the panel's Democrats, contingent on the Republican president agreeing. (more...)
India v South Africa, fourth ODI
- February 11, 2018

Overall, he became the ninth player to reach this milestone. After opting to bat, Dhawan scored his 13th ODI hundred to help India post 289/7. Already 3-0 up in the the six-match ODI series, India were forced to make one change to their playing XI with Shreyas Iyer replacing an injured Kedar Jadhav. (more...)
'Thanks Victor' - Korean short-track hero hails banned An 'Thanks Victor' - Korean short-track hero hails banned An
- February 11, 2018

South Korea's Lim Hyojun (front) competes during the men's 1500m final of short track speed skating event on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena, South Korea, Feb. "When I heard the news, [of Ahn's exclusion] it was really terrible, it would be an honour to race against him". "I thank Victor for this win", said the 25-year-old. (more...)
Pence upstaged by North and South Korea's efforts to warm ties Pence upstaged by North and South Korea's efforts to warm ties
- February 11, 2018

Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, verbally delivered the invite to Moon on Saturday. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife were seated beside the Moons and next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife. Since diplomatic efforts are "almost zero", sources said this may signal a "calm before the storm", with North Korea quietly preparing its next moves for after the Olympics. (more...)
Congress Passes Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown Congress Passes Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown
- February 11, 2018

The overnight session was forced by Sen. Thursday night, Kentucky senator and former presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the floor to object to the motion to vote on the bipartisan Senate budget deal instead of allowing more time for discussion. (more...)
Sorensen becomes second Trump aide to quit over abuse claims
- February 11, 2018

White House officials said they learned of the allegations on Thursday night and Sorensen resigned Friday. White House speechwriter David Sorensen has resigned, following accusations of physical and emotional abuse leveled against him by his former wife, Jessica Corbett . (more...)
Ex-White Home staffer David Sorensen denies abuse claims
- February 11, 2018

But he was supportive of his former staff secretary. 'He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful career'. "He'll say, 'Hope, remember when we did this? Strangers complimented him to me every time we went out", Willoughby wrote . (more...)
DPRK media highlights Kim Yo Jong's attendance at Olympics opening ceremony DPRK media highlights Kim Yo Jong's attendance at Olympics opening ceremony
- February 11, 2018

South Korea's Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo-jong both attended the hockey game against Switzerland. Pictured: The Olympic rings are seen at the Alpesia Cross Country Centre during previews ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 4, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (more...)
Stricker, 50, continues to turn back clock at Pebble Beach Stricker, 50, continues to turn back clock at Pebble Beach
- February 11, 2018

They were two shots ahead to par on Julian Suri (67 at Monterey Peninsula) and Troy Merritt (67 at Spyglass Hill). While Gretzky added another birdie on the par-5 seventh and a clutch par on 16 for birdie, Johnson was overpowering the seaside and tree-lined course with six birdies en route to a 5-under-par 67. (more...)
Freezing Rain Expected to Hit Mississauga Freezing Rain Expected to Hit Mississauga
- February 11, 2018

Another round of snow will develop overnight. Conditions should improve by Sunday evening. Perth County's Emergency Services and our local OPP are warning drivers to be prepared for hazardous road conditions as plows will be out in full force on Sunday. (more...)
Moon shakes hands with N. Korean delegate Moon shakes hands with N. Korean delegate
- February 11, 2018

Moon's spokesman said the meeting at the Blue House was held in a "friendly" mood. "We wanted to show the alliance seated together", the official said. The two never even made eye contact. Moon did not appear until the fifth paragraph: "Attending it were President Moon Jae In and personages of political and social circles of south Korea". (more...)
Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating N. Korea Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

The unified Korean team also marched together in a lovely display under a unification flag but the show stealer was Pita Taufatofua-who competed in taekwondo in Rio's Summer Games and is in Pyeongchang to compete in cross-country skiing-for reprising his bare-chested appearance as flag bearer for Tonga. (more...)
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...)

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