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PM Modi delivers keynote address in UAE PM Modi delivers keynote address in UAE
- February 11, 2018

Modi's visit will be his second to the UAE since becoming Prime Minister in 2014. Modi met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and together they visited the memorial of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, where the Indian PM paid his tribute. (more...)
N. Korean leader invites S. Korea's Moon to the North--president's office N. Korean leader invites S. Korea's Moon to the North--president's office
- February 11, 2018

But the verbal message on Saturday to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics. (more...)
Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Madrid thrash Sociedad Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Madrid thrash Sociedad
- February 11, 2018

While PSG will be desperate to prove themselves in Europe after last season's second-leg collapse against Barcelona in the last 16, Real Madrid will be playing for their season in this tie. With Ronaldo leading the way, Madrid took the lead before a minute was up and led 4-0 by halftime. PSG , meanwhile, lead Ligue 1 by 12 points from last season's champions Monaco after beating Toulouse 1-0 away from home on Saturday and Unai Emery's side have scored an impressive 126 goals in ... (more...)
Anadolu Agency: Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village
- February 11, 2018

In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 YPG targets and "neutralized" 86 more militants during operations since February 10. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Istanbul Provincial Consultation and Assessment Meeting, Erdoğan said that such losses were expected during times of war. (more...)
Mike Pence protested North Korean athletes in a pretty familiar way Mike Pence protested North Korean athletes in a pretty familiar way
- February 11, 2018

NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea , a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia. The meeting led to a series of reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, as well as the launch of a joint factory park in the North's border town of Kaesong in 2004. (more...)
Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold Syria summit in Istanbul Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold Syria summit in Istanbul
- February 11, 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitoring group, said at least 30 people were killed in strikes in the Eastern Ghouta on Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron said last May that "any use of chemical weapons would result in reprisals and an immediate riposte, at least where France is concerned". (more...)
Pence: 'No daylight' between USA, allies on North Korea Pence: 'No daylight' between USA, allies on North Korea
- February 11, 2018

The meeting between the two Koreas came at the same time that Vice President Mike Pence was in Seoul, where he had repeatedly called the Kim regime "the most tyrannical" on earth. Instead of eating with Moon and the other dignitaries, Pence ate with the American athletes. "Moon should be aware that he has to urge denuclearisation to North Korea by himself, not depending on dialogue between the United States and North Korea ". (more...)
UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria
- February 11, 2018

Iran, Israel's regional arch-enemy, rejected as "ridiculous" reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday, state TV reported. Syrian state media said the later raids targeted positions in the south. "Iran only provides military advice to Syria", foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying on Iranian television. (more...)
1 killed, 12 injured in knife attack in Beijing mall 1 killed, 12 injured in knife attack in Beijing mall
- February 11, 2018

Joy City, a 13-storey complex, is the biggest mall in the Xidan area, with worldwide brand names and a large digital cinema. The man said he attacked people " to express his discontent ", police said, adding that the man's surname is Zhu. (more...)
Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea
- February 11, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Young Nam and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, during their meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, February 10, 2018. (more...)
Trump Wishes Disgraced Aide Well After Domestic Abuse Allegations Trump Wishes Disgraced Aide Well After Domestic Abuse Allegations
- February 11, 2018

In a written statement sent through the White House press office on Wednesday, Porter said he took those photos, but that "the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described", he said . The statement echoed Trump's response to allegations of sexual misconduct or abuse made over decades against male friends, colleagues and himself. (more...)
Muslim Cleric Says Women Don't Have To Wear Long Robe-like Dresses Muslim Cleric Says Women Don't Have To Wear Long Robe-like Dresses
- February 11, 2018

This is for the first time in Saudi Arabia's history that a senior cleric has given such statement. His status as a member of the Council of Senior Scholars could mean the beginning of a new Saudi law. The comment follows the announcement past year that women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to drive and the decision to allow women to attend mixed sporting events. (more...)
Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash Two Turkish pilots die in Syria crash
- February 11, 2018

Turkey launched the military operation on the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin in northern Syria on January 20, citing national security. According to Turkish Army, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and to protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists. (more...)
Here's The GOP's Next Effort To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe Here's The GOP's Next Effort To Discredit The Trump-Russia Probe
- February 11, 2018

That eight-page dossier alleges unverified and salacious activities Trump purportedly conducted in 2013 in Russian Federation. During testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November , Page revealed that he had spoken with Bannon at a time when he is now known to have been under surveillance. (more...)
N.Korea paper covers Kim Yo Jong, Moon meeting N.Korea paper covers Kim Yo Jong, Moon meeting
- February 11, 2018

The red, white, and blue-clad group was led into the stadium by flag bearer Erin Hamlin of Remsen, N.Y., a 2014 luge bronze medalist. Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, personally delivered the message as she was in Seoul for the Winter Olympics . (more...)
Alberta stops importing BC wine over pipeline dispute Alberta stops importing BC wine over pipeline dispute
- February 11, 2018

Averill Creek Vineyard owner and general manager Andy Johnson said his Duncan-based winery ships upwards a few hundred cases a year to private buyers in the neighbouring province. "Absolutely not", Notley said when asked if that timeline is acceptable. He dismissed her contention Horgan's actions are unconstitutional and illegal and said the environmental assessment process used to approve the pipeline project was flawed. (more...)
Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash
- February 11, 2018

Footage and images from the scene show the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. vehicle lying on its side while emergency workers rushed to treat injured passengers nearby. One injured passenger told the Oriental Daily it was like the driver was "intentionally using the bus to throw a tantrum". He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours. (more...)
Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo
- February 11, 2018

Democrats expressed outrage at the president's decision. The Intelligence Committee had voted unanimously on Monday to release the document drafted by the panel's Democrats, contingent on the Republican president agreeing. The White House also released a letter from the Justice Department , written at the request of the White House, confirming the existence of national security concerns. (more...)
Syria slams deadly USA strike as 'war crime' Syria slams deadly USA strike as 'war crime'
- February 11, 2018

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said they discussed a possible meeting between Putin, Erdogan, and Iranian President Hassan Rohani, but that no date was agreed. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says there have been reports of new attacks in the last 48 hours killing "dozens" of civilians. In a letter addressed to the United Nations secretary-general, the Syrian Foreign Ministry described the strike a "war crime" and called for the coalition to be dismantled, Syrian state news ... (more...)
71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow 71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow
- February 11, 2018

There were 65 passengers and six members of the crew on board. The Antonov An-148 was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow, news agency AFP reported. When does Lent 2018 start, why do we have it and when does it end? "The aircraft had gone missing shortly after take-off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport", reports said. (more...)
Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea
- February 11, 2018

The North only agreed last month to attend its first Olympics in the South, but each time Pyongyang considers sending a delegation to a sporting event in South Korea drama often seems to follow. The invitation, reports Reuters, was delivered by Kim Yo Jong, and has been "practically" accepted by Moon. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", press ... (more...)
Indian journalist and one other scribe ordered to depart Maldives Indian journalist and one other scribe ordered to depart Maldives
- February 11, 2018

The journalists had been arrested by the Maldivian police for allegedly violating immigration rules. Both Money Sharma, a photojournalist from Punjab, and Atish Patel, a video correspondent of British-Indian origin, work for the news agency Agence France-Presse. (more...)
Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium
- February 11, 2018

Moon apparently cited the conditions necessary for an inter-Korean summit. South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently. (more...)
Pyeongchang Olympics: Trump, Kim impersonators thankful for kind welcome Pyeongchang Olympics: Trump, Kim impersonators thankful for kind welcome
- February 11, 2018

Seoul last hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics . The fake Kim Jong-Un, who goes by the stage name Howard X, said their motivation was to show the world what Trump and Kim coming together would look like. "And so he did have a brief exchange with President Kim, in which he once more reiterated ... his expectation and hope that all parties will use dialogue to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Haq said. (more...)
Tippecanoe County reaches five deaths this flu season Tippecanoe County reaches five deaths this flu season
- February 11, 2018

About 60 per 100,000 people are being hospitalized for the flu, and all 50 states except for OR and Hawaii have reported widespread influenza activity. "Even with the effectiveness down some this season, it should still not be passed over", Farr said. Nordlund said. Anytime H3N2 strains are dominant, as they are now, "we tend to see more severe disease more hospitalizations, more deaths". (more...)
Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria
- February 11, 2018

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is regarded as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union. (more...)
Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations Another White House staffer resigns amid domestic abuse allegations
- February 11, 2018

Chief of staff John Kelly told President Donald Trump he is willing to resign amid a tidal wave of scrutiny over his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter , ABC News reported Friday. Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage. However, Sorensen alleges it was his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, who was abusive towards him. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit Kim Jong Un invites S Korean president for summit
- February 11, 2018

A senior USA official said Pence and Moon, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions . A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007, and would mark only the third inter-Korean summit to take place. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine' PM Narendra Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine'
- February 11, 2018

The Indian Prime Minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Indian national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the VIP guest. India is aiding construction of an Institute of Diplomacy in Palestine. "I once again pay tribute to Abu Ammar (Arafat's nom de guerre)". Soon after his arrival, Modi visited the Mausoleum of in and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader. (more...)
"Murder spree" leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings, police say
- February 11, 2018

Deputies told Kentucky State Police who also responded. Sheriff Price, Johnson County Deputies along with Paintsville PD and the Kentucky State Police began a coordinated search of possible locations. Police said gunman apparently took his own life after committing the murders. They found two females and a male dead inside. "There are no words to describe the heartbreak in seeing four lives taken due to the actions of one man", Price said in a statement late Saturday. (more...)

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