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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...)
Pence: 'No daylight' between USA allies opposing North Korea Pence: 'No daylight' between USA allies opposing North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Washington is said to have been unhappy about a perceived lack of consultation from Seoul during talks with North Korea in January about its Olympic participation, and believes Kim's recent peaceful overtures are a ruse to mitigate tough worldwide sanctions. (more...)
North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit
- February 11, 2018

The North Koreans earlier attended a banquet hosted by the South's unification minister Cho Myong-gyon. 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 a year ago and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. (more...)
John Kelly discussed resigning, but no formal offer
- February 11, 2018

She claimed that Sorensen allegedly ran over her foot with a vehicle, threw her into a wall, and put out a cigarette on her hand. And staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down Wednesday after abuse allegations from two ex-wives became public that he too denied . (more...)
Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Duo Tone Down 'Risqué' Routine Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Duo Tone Down 'Risqué' Routine
- February 11, 2018

One aspect of the pair's program was apparently too much to be included in their South Korea Olympics program. Canadian ice dancing couple Moir and Virtue removing this move from routine for being too sexy . "I think we liked that it made a statement, and it was different". "What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn't aesthetically that attractive of a position, so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better", Moir told the Star . (more...)
Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures. Moon also told Kim's sister that the North should have a dialogue with the U.S. But both South Korea and the U.S. has been cautious about the talks, saying there will not be progress without North Korea giving up nuclear weapons. (more...)
NBC apologizes to S. Koreans for analyst's remark NBC apologizes to S. Koreans for analyst's remark
- February 11, 2018

Sports was forced to issue an apology after an analyst made a boneheaded comment about the host nation live on Friday during the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Olympics. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC ) has apologized for one of its analysts' making a controversial statement during the recent Winter Olympics opening ceremony. (more...)
Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Embassy officials in Seoul said. And as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula , Pence insisted Saturday "there is no daylight" among the United States and allies South Korea and Japan in intensifying pressure on the North over its nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
India's ties with UAE more than just buyer-seller: Modi India's ties with UAE more than just buyer-seller: Modi
- February 11, 2018

The Burj Khalifa lit up with the Indian flag , along with the ADNOC building in Abu Dhabi and the recently opened Dubai Frame also boasted the Indian flag colours. Heptulla, who was earlier with the Congress and is a former Union Minister, said she was personally involved with the issue for about 40 years. This is how the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi would look like once completed! The temple will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE, said the BAPS ... (more...)
Democrats urge panel, Trump to release rebuttal memo Democrats urge panel, Trump to release rebuttal memo
- February 11, 2018

While President Trump claimed vindication from a disputed memo about the Russian Federation investigation, Democrats and some Republicans said Sunday that Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation needs to continue. "You now have the President at odds with the intelligence community, ploughing ahead despite the FBI's grave concerns and some central allegations within this memo that Republicans believe prove that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was biased", she said. (more...)
Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta, says monitor
- February 11, 2018

Ankara Two Turkish Armed Forces personnel were killed when an attack helicopter crashed in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch on February 10, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said, Hurryiet reports. Saturday saw a further escalation of tensions, when an Israeli fighter jet crashed after it was apparently shot down during airstrikes against "Iranian targets" in Syria. (more...)
GOP House Majority Could Turn On This New District Map GOP House Majority Could Turn On This New District Map
- February 11, 2018

Pennsylvania has always been seen as one of the worst offenders, with one of its more oddly shaped districts described derisively as "Goofy Kicking Donald Duck". According to the Democrat-controlled court, the redistricting plan must consist of contiguous districts that do not divide any county, city, municipality or ward, except only when needed to ensure that districts have equal populations. (more...)
Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse
- February 11, 2018

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) arguing that congressional hearings should be held for the women who have accused Trump of assault or abuse. The revelation has roiled the White House , raising questions about the vetting process and how long Trump's top advisers knew about the allegations. (more...)
4 elephants killed in collision with passenger train in India 4 elephants killed in collision with passenger train in India
- February 11, 2018

The Northeast Frontier Railway confirmed the incident, which involved the Guwahati-Silchar passenger express train. Meanwhile, local residents of the area alleged that they even waved and tried to stop the train driver but he could not take note of their signal. (more...)
President Donald Trump Frets For President Donald Trump Frets For "Shattered Lives" Of Accused Abusers
- February 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Friday (9 February) praised the work of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter who resigned after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced. "Sorensen provided photos of what he said were injuries his ex-wife inflicted upon him during their fights, including bruises and scrapes", the newspaper also reported. (more...)

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