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United States vice president foreshadows "toughest" sanctions on North Korea

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After addressing the troops, Pence will fly to South Korea to attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics . South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a sanctioned North Korean official to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong. Read More »

Military parade staged in Pyongyang, says Seoul

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Speaking after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his way to South Korea, Pence said Washington would soon unveil " the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". "We will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all", he said. Before departing for Asia, Pence fueled speculation of a potential meeting by telling reporters that he had not ruled out meeting with the ... Read More »

Korea without border: Olympics cheer leads to rise in tourists along divide

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South Korean authorities have embarked on a major diplomatic push to ensure the games will be known as a "peace Olympics". A spokesman for Moon announced he will meet members of the North Korean delegation, including Kim Yo Jong . "As of February 5, we had sold 77.3 percent of the tickets, meaning, 826,000 tickets were sold, with a daily average sales of more than 7,000 tickets", said Kim Ki-hong, a POCOG senior official at the press conference. Read More »

South African President Jacob Zuma's power exit appears to be closer

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Mr Ramaphosa said he is talking to Mr Zuma about "the transition and matters relating to his position as the President of the Republic". South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning as he held crunch negotiations on the terms of his exit with the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa . Read More »

China Police Start to use Smart Glasses to Tackle Crime

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China already operates the world's largest surveillance state with some 170 CCTV cameras at work, but its line of sight is about to get a new angle thanks to new smart eyewear that is being piloted by police officers. The company also produces wearable video cameras that it sells to anyone, but those looking to buy its facial recognition devices have to be vetted first-and it's not selling them to consumers. Read More »

WH officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

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After just a year of marriage, she claimed that in 2010 "the arguments, the insults" got so out of hand and during one fight she made a decision to "disengage" herself to take a shower. White House communications director Hope Hicks was put in the awkward position of leading the response to her purported boyfriend's ouster. His last day at the White House has not yet been set, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who added that Porter will stay on to ensure a smooth ... Read More »

Philippines Says Hague Tribunal Will Investigate Duterte Over Drug War

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About 4,000 mostly urban poor Filipinos had been killed by police in the past 19 months in a brutal crackdown that has alarmed the worldwide community. Duterte and the police deny those accusations. Since it was set up in 2002, the ICC has received more than 12,000 such complaints or communications, just nine of which have gone to trial. Read More »

United Kingdom house prices record subdued growth at start of 2018 - RICS

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In January, new buyer enquiries, instructions, the headline price balance and sales all continue to drift lower, while the London three month price expectations indicator is also pointing to continued decline in the coming months. Conversely, the North West of England, Northern Ireland and Wales posted the strongest price growth. "The latest RICS results point to housing transactions at a headline remaining pretty subdued over the coming months despite some more positive comments from ... Read More »

Senate Leaders Agree on Two-Year Budget Deal

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Republicans say that defense should be prioritized after years of underfunding, while Democrats want an equivalent increase in domestic spending, pointing to past deals to lift the caps. "I'd love to see a shutdown if we can't get this stuff taken care of", Trump said at a White House meeting focused on cracking down on the notorious MS-13 gang. Read More »

Iranian state TV runs fake news about Turkey's Afrin op

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A fourth consecutive day of heavy regime air strikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus killed at least 18 civilians on Thursday, a monitor said. MANBIJ, Syria- The top US general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group has pledged American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara's demands for a USA pullout. Read More »

BJP calls for thorough probe into Srinagar hospital attack

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It was a well-planned escape which has been planned inside the jail. Asked why such a high value catch had been lodged in the Srinagar prison, and not outside the Kashmir Valley, as most other such detainees were, Vaid said Hunzullah had been shifted to Srinagar following a court order. Read More »

US budget deal to boost military, infrastructure spending

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday reached a two-year bipartisan budget deal worth around $300-billion that would lift caps on defense and domestic government spending in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for years. Read More »

Senate majority leader announces 2-year budget accord

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Senate Democrats were advocating for opioid funding to be tucked into an omnibus deal prior to the announcement of the Senate agreement. As. With midterm elections looming, however, it's likely that enough legislators on both sides of the aisle will welcome a two-year reprieve after months of shutdown drama. Read More »

North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics in South

USA officials have declined to elaborate on the sanctions Pence mentioned, saying any further information could help countries that might try to get around the measures - an apparent oblique reference to Chinese vessels that have been caught on satellite trading oil with North Korean ships in violation of United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Winter Olympics unlikely to build bridges between two Koreas, says expert

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South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday that North Korean officials said they "don't have a willingness" to meet with the USA delegation, led by Pence, during the Olympics . The North has always kept its leadership within the family - Kim Jong-Un is the third generation of the dynasty to lead the country, after his father Kim Jong-Il and grandfather Kim Il-Sung, the North's founder. Read More »

Netanyahu warns Israel's enemies in Golan Heights visit

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Netanyahu has been cautioning against any attempt by Iran to deepen its military foothold in Syria or construct missile factories in neighboring Lebanon. I must make the decision in the end". He said Netanyahu vowed to appoint him as Shin Bet chief if he remains prime minister. Once the recommendations are filed, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit must decide whether an indictment is warranted. Read More »

Light snow creates slick conditions for Wednesday morning commute

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You should plan on hard travel conditions, including the evening commute on Thursday . The snowfall may end from west to east tonight , around midnight. Friday: Dry. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. A week of wintry weather continues, with a potential snowstorm headed for the Chicago area that could leave more than a foot of accumulation total across some parts of the region by Sunday . Read More »

Winter Storm Watches issued for I-69 corridor

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Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. When driving in snowy weather, it's important to clean off your auto not only for your own visibility, but also to prevent the snow from your auto affecting the visibility of the vehicles behind you. Read More »

United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit

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In the wake of the Scottish Government publishing its analysis, United Kingdom ministers accused it of "trying to undermine the result of a democratic referendum". "People did not vote to make themselves poorer and should have the right to reject a bad deal on Brexit". Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: "The government's own research is now showing that Brexit will be an economic disaster for every part of the UK". Read More »

More snow expected tonight, Wednesday morning

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As we progress through the morning, the snow will spread farther to the east and the Philly region is likely to see some snow in the morning, but with temperatures rising relatively quickly on Wednesday morning as a warm front sweeps north, the change over to the wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow, and freezing rain is likely to start as early as 9-10 a.m. Read More »

5 numbers to prove the GOP is sticking by Trump on Russian Federation

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Trump. Additionally, 48 percent of Americans polled credit Trump with the state of the economy, while 41 percent say Obama deserves more credit. And 75 percent say their financial situation is "excellent" or "good". The Economist/YouGov poll surveyed 1,320 registered voters between February 4 and February 6, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent. Read More »