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North Korean ski coach says it's 'honour' to compete in Winter Games North Korean ski coach says it's 'honour' to compete in Winter Games
- February 12, 2018

For North Korea , the visit invitation is the latest manifestation of a shift in tone, a dramatic departure from years of verbal hostilities and threats toward the US and its neighbours. A Kyodo News Agency poll also found that 53 per cent of Japanese favoured ramping up pressure to make the North give up its nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)
Aubameyang arrival hurt Lacazette´s confidence - Wenger Aubameyang arrival hurt Lacazette´s confidence - Wenger
- February 12, 2018

Rio Ferdinand believes that Alexandre Lacazette is struggling for confidence at Arsenal after the Gunners' signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund . "That's what top Premier League is about". Needless to say, it got the Arsenal fans talking. " Arsenal is our sworn enemy and I know what it means, the derby", said Pochettino. (more...)
United States confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey United States confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey
- February 12, 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may make an unexpected visit to Israel amid soaring tensions with Iran and Syria, the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday. He'll look to address Turkey's concerns about its borders in way to avoid killing civilians. In previewing Tillerson's visit, a State Department official told reporters that "I wouldn't read too much into the fact that there's no Israel stop" and noted that the former oil executive frequently meets with Israeli officials and "stays ... (more...)
PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Dubai, hails demonitization, GST PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Dubai, hails demonitization, GST
- February 12, 2018

Later on Sunday, the Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address of the Sixth World Government Summit, in which India is the guest of honour country this year. When Modi travels by helicopter from Jordan's capital Amman to Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestine Authority, he will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Palestine and he will meet President Mahmoud Abbas. (more...)
Merkel insists she intends to stay in power until 2021 Merkel insists she intends to stay in power until 2021
- February 12, 2018

In an interview with the ZDF public broadcaster, she commented on the rising displeasure among conservatives over her decision to give the SPD the powerful finance ministry. The deal followed months of wrangling after an inconclusive election. The results will be announced on March 4, according to party officials. She rejected a suggestion that generous concessions to the SPD had weakened her position in the CDU, saying she had chose to cut a deal for the sake of Germany. (more...)
Israel Might Not Be Looking To Make Peace, Trump Tells Israeli Newspaper Israel Might Not Be Looking To Make Peace, Trump Tells Israeli Newspaper
- February 12, 2018

As to whether Israel will be expected to give something in return for the Jerusalem move, as he has hinted several times since the December 6 announcement, Trump replied, "I think both sides will have to make hard compromises to reach a peace agreement". (more...)
Powerful Cyclone Headed to Tonga Powerful Cyclone Headed to Tonga
- February 12, 2018

Tonga's government has now declared a state of emergency . Now a Category 4 storm, the system is moving south across the Pacific and is expected to hit Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, by 7pm on Monday. The Tongan Community in New Zealand is watching on with anxiety. The super cyclone could hit the usually tropical paradise within the next 12 to 24 hours. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks
- February 12, 2018

Pence had not been trying to avoid the North Koreans at the Olympic opening ceremony but had been trying to ignore them, the senior administration official said, adding that the North Koreans weren't the reason Pence was there. "The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate". UN Security Council sanctions adopted in December impose a cap on the supply of refined oil goods to North Korea at no more than 500-thousand barrels a year. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution
- February 12, 2018

Lim, 45, said she hates North Koreans and considers those who came to South Korea for the Olympics to be Kim's "puppets". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , for example, faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend for sitting stone-faced in his seat as Moon and North Korean officials stood together with much of the stadium to applaud their joint Olympic team. (more...)
Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
- February 12, 2018

It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders. President Moon first shake hands with North Korea's honorary chief, Kim Yong-nam, at a leadership reception held prior to the ceremony. On Friday, the Olympics opening ceremony began with athletes from the rivaling countries marching together under a flag representing the unification of North and South Korea; President Moon described the games as a " festival and celebration of peace ". (more...)
Korean cheering squad to debut in PyeongChang Olympics Korean cheering squad to debut in PyeongChang Olympics
- February 12, 2018

Kim Jong Un and President Trump impersonators were booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony . Saturday's meeting follows a brief encounter between the two parties at the opening ceremony on Friday, in which Moon twice shook hands with Kim Yo-jong. (more...)
Qld lightning strike injures man in shower Qld lightning strike injures man in shower
- February 12, 2018

The man was said to be conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. "It's very similar conditions for the south-east that are around today, very hot and there is some instability", Mr Paech said. At one point last night, more than 100,000 homes were without power. (more...)
Mike Pence avoids North Korean official at Olympic reception Mike Pence avoids North Korean official at Olympic reception
- February 12, 2018

American Vice President Mike Pence decided not to stand when North and South Korea entered the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony . The official said Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions. (more...)
Pence, Moon speak while watching speedskating Pence, Moon speak while watching speedskating
- February 12, 2018

Moon has said he hopes to be able to set the conditions to hold a summit between the two leaders in the North. Moon helped Roh on the "Sunshine Policy" begun by the country's first liberal president, Kim Dae-jung, the Nobel Peace laureate and former political prisoner, in the late 1990s. (more...)
S Korean PM hosts lunch for North Korean delegation S Korean PM hosts lunch for North Korean delegation
- February 12, 2018

The report also added that Kim Yo-jong exchanged "warm greetings" with President Moon during the opening ceremony . Throughout the ceremony there were constant winks to peace, such as the theme "Imagine" by John Lennon, an ode to coexistence, sung by four well-known South Korean singers. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Trump Wasn't Dumpin' on #MeToo ... Or Rob Porter Kellyanne Conway Trump Wasn't Dumpin' on #MeToo ... Or Rob Porter
- February 12, 2018

In the days since Willoughby's story became public, comments on social media from abuse survivors tell stories of being afraid to come forward - and not being believed when they do. "The general is there to put in policies and processes and procedures". Ivanka Trump, who hired Hicks at her company prior to working for the Trump campaign, said Hicks was a "team player". (more...)
Combined Korean team ready to shed politics in Olympic debut Combined Korean team ready to shed politics in Olympic debut
- February 12, 2018

She verbally conveyed Kim's invitation to Moon "to visit the North at his most convenient time", he added. On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea. (more...)
North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to visit Pyongyang North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to visit Pyongyang
- February 12, 2018

North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested past year and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday. "We should firmly keep in mind that any talks where denuclearisation is not a precondition only buy North Korea more time to complete its nuclear capabilities while they fool us with their peace offensive façade", said Chang Je-won, spokesman for the Liberty Korea Party. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit
- February 12, 2018

Now the mood is definitely less tense. But controversy over the North's participation - particularly the formation of a unified women's ice hockey team, seen as unfairly denying Seoul's own citizens a chance to compete on the Olympic stage - has hit his approval ratings. (more...)
Trump aide's abuse scandal bruises White House Trump aide's abuse scandal bruises White House
- February 12, 2018

Kelly , a retired Marine general, knew for some time that two former wives of White House staff secretary Rob Porter had accused him of abuse - and that the trouble had held up a permanent security clearance for his job in one of the most sensitive roles in the administration. (more...)
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0 Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0
- February 12, 2018

The strike was Kane's seventh in seven north London derby appearances. Having been the better side for the majority of the game, Tottenham had a lot of chances that they could not convert and Pochettino's men should have scored at least three goals. (more...)
White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears
- February 12, 2018

Trump did not express sympathy for the two women who this week gave graphic accounts of the verbal and physical abuse they said they suffered while married to Porter, who resigned on Wednesday. Both men deny the allegations against them. Trump previously reacted to the Porter story Friday saying, "It was very sad when we heard about it and certainly he is also very sad". (more...)
Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin
- February 12, 2018

On January 20, Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the Afrin region, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops . On Thursday, the Observatory said 56 people, including 10 children, were killed in towns in the eastern Ghouta area, which has been pummeled by artillery and airstrikes. (more...)
US government to shutdown US government to shutdown
- February 12, 2018

The legislation funds the government through March 23 while lawmakers work on an appropriations bill with the levels set out by Congress. Congress will then have to pass appropriations legislation for the current fiscal year that ends September 30 and the following year. (more...)
Democrats playing politics with memo Democrats playing politics with memo
- February 12, 2018

The president's rejection of the Democratic memo was in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which accuses the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in obtaining a secret warrant to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. (more...)
Want to change politics of violence, says Amit Shah in Tripura Want to change politics of violence, says Amit Shah in Tripura
- February 11, 2018

A BJP government will give employment to every household, Shah said. Shah slammed the CPM Government over poverty and unemployment by saying, "The situation in Tripura has gone from bad to worse in the last 25 years of Communist misrule". (more...)
Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks
- February 11, 2018

That was not the case with Moon - either at the games, when he enthusiastically reached up to shake Kim Yo Jong's hand, or at the lunch the next day. Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, Friday, Feb. (more...)
US Congress passes bill to end second shutdown in weeks US Congress passes bill to end second shutdown in weeks
- February 11, 2018

Earlier in the week, Trump said he would "love" to see a government shutdown if Democrats do not agree to his demands. That level is well above the 2.5% growth achieved in 2017 and the 2.5 to 2.7% range of economists' forecasts for this year. (more...)
Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open
- February 11, 2018

In frosty five degree below zero temperatures, South Korea's leader Moon Jae-in is pictured wearing a white puffer jacket, smiling as he offers his hand to Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, standing in a tiered seating area. Stifling the South Korean people's freedom of expression sounds like a page out of the Kim family playbook, yet it is the natural result of a policy based on generating goodwill by ignoring the brutal reality of life in North Korea. (more...)
White House speechwriter resigns amid domestic abuse allegations White House speechwriter resigns amid domestic abuse allegations
- February 11, 2018

He said some people's lives "are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". Sorenson's ex-wife, Jessica Corbett , alleged she had informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Sorensen's behavior when he was undergoing a background check previous year. (more...)

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