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Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 1: Korean athletes parade in peace
- February 12, 2018

Protesters scuffled briefly with police and criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is using the Olympics to re-engage with the North and pave the way for talks over the reclusive state's nuclear and missile program. Kim and Guterres attended a dinner ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang . To pave the way for the North's participation at Pyeongchang , South Korea had delayed the annual exercises with US forces, which usually take place between February ... (more...)
Michigan earns victory No. 20, 83-72 over Wisconsin Michigan earns victory No. 20, 83-72 over Wisconsin
- February 12, 2018

Three point offenseMichigan Wolverines guard Duncan Robinson (22) drives the ball against Wisconsin. After the hot start to the game, MI shut out the Badgers in the final minutes of the first half to build a 44-22 lead. Aleem Ford's 3 with 2:37 left to get within eight kept Wisconsin's flickering hopes alive. Since that game, Wisconsin is 4-1 vs. MI in the regular season and looking to extend it to 5-1 to extend its win streak to two. (more...)
South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North
- February 12, 2018

Almost 200 female members of the North Korean cheerleading regime - a handpicked group created to be an appealing propaganda arm of the ruling party - chanted and sang (and did the wave on several occasions) while other fans clapped along in between Switzerland's offensive barrages. (more...)
US Wants Turkey To Restrain Offensive Against Kurds In Syria US Wants Turkey To Restrain Offensive Against Kurds In Syria
- February 12, 2018

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said two Turkish military personnel were killed when a helicopter was downed during Ankara's military offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria . It said two soldiers on board died and technical crews were investigating the crash. The soldiers were killed in clashes with People's Protection Units (YPG) militants around a hill near Afrin. (more...)
Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks
- February 12, 2018

South and North Koreans marched together under a unified flag at the Games' opening ceremony. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon hosted the North Koreans for lunch Sunday before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert. (more...)
Tamilisai, Vijayadharani welcome inauguration of Jaya's portrait in Assembly Tamilisai, Vijayadharani welcome inauguration of Jaya's portrait in Assembly
- February 12, 2018

However, the main Opposition DMK and its ally the Congress boycotted the unveiling ceremony. Chennai , Feb 11 The AIADMK's rivals today opposed the ruling party's decision to unveil J Jayalalithaa's portrait in the Assembly claiming that she was "convicted" in a disproportionate assets case, while the main opposition DMK chose to boycott the event tomorrow. (more...)
Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public
- February 12, 2018

Among those to have been freed were influential princes such as billionaire investor Alwaleed bin Talal, MBC TV network chief Waleed al-Ibrahim and former royal court chief Khalid al-Tuwaijiri. Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb announced authorities reached agreements to recover $107 billion including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets at the end of the three-month investigation. (more...)
Pritchard, Brown lead OR to 84-57 win over Washington St Pritchard, Brown lead OR to 84-57 win over Washington St
- February 12, 2018

Payton Pritchard and Kenny Wooten gave the Ducks 12 points apiece while MiKyle Mcintosh added eight points and nine rebounds. Washington State coach June Daugherty is on an indefinite medical leave, and the Cougars were without three starters - Caila Hailey, Louise Brown and Nike McClure - who were suspended for violating team rules. (more...)
Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City
- February 12, 2018

N'Doye clearly wasn't happy with the defender's involvement and proceeded to handle Terry by his neck. Villa took the lead when Albert Adomah fired in the opener with a sweet strike from the left side after 60 minutes, with Hourihane wrapping up the three points with a glorious goal 20 minutes later. (more...)
Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar
- February 12, 2018

The militants fled from the spot, the spokesman said, adding searches were going on in the area to track down the ultras. The incident occurred on the when the Army was paying its respects to the five soldiers who had been martyred during the attack in Jammu's Sunjuwan. (more...)
Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say
- February 12, 2018

How big would it be? . The proposal includes $200 billion in federal infrastructure spending over a decade, which would be paid for through cuts elsewhere in the budget. Currently, the process can take five to 10 years. In its background briefing, the White House said the permitting overhaul would require both actions by Congress and regulatory changes that could be accomplished under executive authority. (more...)
France Calls For Opening Of Humanitarian Corridors In Syria France Calls For Opening Of Humanitarian Corridors In Syria
- February 12, 2018

Douma: Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta yesterday, the fifth straight day of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 220 civilians. In apparent retaliation, one person was killed and five people wounded in rebel mortar fire on the regime-controlled part of the town of Harasta, according to state news agency SANA . (more...)
Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi Olympic organizers looking into 'possible attack' on internet, Wi-Fi
- February 12, 2018

Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, took the ice Saturday night for their debut game in front of a raucous, sellout crowd on another historic night mixing sports and politics on an worldwide stage. (more...)
Korean leader's sister attend NK art troupe's performance Korean leader's sister attend NK art troupe's performance
- February 12, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who looked uncomfortable at times during the opening ceremony, irritated his hosts by telling the South Korean leader that joint South Korea-U.S. Speaking on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Mr Pence said there was "no daylight" between the two allies on the issue. As the opening ceremony began, she and South Korean President Moon Jae-in exchanged a historic handshake and spoke briefly. (more...)
Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win
- February 12, 2018

Barca are still unbeaten in La Liga this season, but this game against mid-table Getafe comes less than 72 hours after Valverde's side beat Valencia to secure their place in the Copa del Rey final. "It's been positive for us that both have played", he said. The Colombian got forward well and had a couple of chances, but gave the ball away carelessly on one occasion which allowed Getafe to break and also struggled positionally, similarly to Coutinho and Dembele early on in their Barca ... (more...)
Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues
- February 12, 2018

Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall separating their staffers from Democrats, according to CBS. (more...)
S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony
- February 12, 2018

The North's presence in the South has dominated Olympic headlines, with the winter sports festival triggering a flurry of cross-border trips culminating in the diplomatic delegation. Yonhap via REUTERSNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong arrives at Incheon International Airport, South Korea , in this photo taken by Kyodo February 9, 2018. (more...)
Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by People Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by People
- February 12, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff of California said the president had to give public an opportunity to take a look at the situation from the other angle. I know the Nunes memo is misleading , and I know Congressman Schiff was seeking to provide a factual counterpoint. (more...)
Kamal announces website, says alliance with Rajini unlikely Kamal announces website, says alliance with Rajini unlikely
- February 12, 2018

Turning to his erstwhile ally, BJP, he said the saffron party can not gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu's political space. The actor was categorical that if his friend Rajinikanth wants an alliance, then he should either change the "hue" or should "convince his rational mind" that his statement had a different interpretation. (more...)
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
- 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
- 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...)

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