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S. Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics


At an earlier VIP reception for delegation leaders, Pence arrived late and stayed for just 5 minutes - and did not interact with the delegation from the North. "Our government is being taken in by North Korea's strategy to incapacitate sanctions", he said. Throw in there the accusations that South Korea has had to arrange huge payouts for past meetings, and that these earlier encounters, while producing indelible images, have done little to slow North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Kim's sister to fulfill South Korea's President at Winter Olympics


Vice President Mike Pence told reporters aboard Air Force Two on Saturday that there is "no daylight" between the United States, South Korea and Japan in their stances on North Korea after a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics that saw him and South Korean President Moon Jae-in take different positions on the presence of a North Korean delegation. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi does election tourism, visits temples only in poll season: BJP


Ugrappa told IANS here. He was speaking at a rally to launch the " Janashirvad Yatra " of the ruling Karnataka Congress . "The Rafale contract had earlier been given to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited", Gandhi said. Gandhi asserted that Modi's "backward-looking" thought has caused demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), which he referred to as "Gabbar Singh Tax". Read More »

In Egypt, began a large-scale anti-terrorist operation


The military aircraft struck " terrorist concentrations and hideouts " in the area through the night and in the early hours of Saturday, Reuters reports, citing the officials. Most of the terror attacks were carried out by the so-called Wilayat Sinai (Sinai state or province), a Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group. Read More »

Indian PM Modi makes historic visit to Palestine


Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said the previous bilateral state visits have energised the relationship between governments and send a very positive message down from the highest levels that India is a country of prime importance. Read More »

US President Donald Trump won't declassify the Democrats memo


Congress could vote to overrule the president's decision, but such a move appears unlikely. She tweeted that Trump's blocking the memo is "hypocrisy at its worst". Ryan also said he thought the Democratic document should be released. But were it possible to elevate the argument out of the political storm, his argument could also have the merit of being partly true. Read More »

The Politics Behind The Nunes Memo


On Friday, the president also called the memo a "disgrace", shortly before it was released . Papadopoulos has not made any public statements since the case surfaced last fall, although his fiance has said he is a "patriot", not a low-ranking coffee boy as Trump operatives have claimed . Read More »

PyeongChang 2018: Russia Olympians win first medal


In Heat 8, held at the Gangneung Ice Arena, Choi recorded a time of 42.870 to advance to the semifinals, besting the previous Olympic record of 42.872, set by Great Britain's Elise Christie in a preliminary race minutes earlier. I ended up at the back of the pack. "I dedicate this medal to all guys that have been excluded from these Games in such a hard and unfair way". Reigning Olympic champion Charles Hamelin was not able to defend his crown after the Canadian was penalised. Read More »

Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive


Turkey on January 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria . In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had " destroyed " 36 YPG targets and " neutralized " 79 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on February 10. Read More »

Pence did not stand for Korean delegation at Olympics opening ceremonies


While neither Kim Yo Jong nor Kim Yong Nam are among the North Korean officials blacklisted under United Nations sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department previous year included Kim Yo Jong on its list of blacklisted officials over her position as vice director of the ruling Workers' Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department. Read More »

Trump Wishes Former Aide Well After Accusations Of Domestic Violence

President Donald Trump appeared to be coming to the defense of men accused of domestic abuse or other sexual misconduct, asking in a Saturday morning Twitter post , "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?" The abrupt departure of David Sorensen , a speechwriter who worked under senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, came as The Washington Post was reporting on a story about abuse claims by his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett . Read More »

CHR chief vows to work with ICC in Duterte probe


Bensouda explained that under global legal principles, national jurisdictions are primarily responsible for investigations and prosecutions. The Human Rights Watch estimates some 14,000 people have died amid Duterte's war on drugs, though the president says a smaller number - 3,906 - is more accurate. Read More »

Minister warns charities of funding cuts after Oxfam sex worker scandal


Ms Mordaunt said: "I am writing to all United Kingdom charities which receive United Kingdom aid, insisting that they spell out the steps they are taking to ensure their safeguarding policies are fully in place and work properly, declare all safeguarding concerns they are aware of, and confirm they have referred all concerns they have about specific cases and individuals to the relevant authorities". Read More »

Cannot Disclose Rafale Deal Details In Parliament: Amit Shah


They have been asked to break down the budget for the common people. The meeting also criticised the attitude of the Congress party. "Eat food and discuss the government's schemes", an MP present at the meeting quoted Modi as saying. The 2019 polls will no doubt be a battle of alliances. The Shiv Sena on Thursday cornered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government and said that the latter should focus on core issues, rather than doing politics over "pakoda". Read More »

Pence avoids meeting top N. Korean official

But South Korea's presidential Blue House said Pence had a meeting scheduled with US athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials. He then recalled his past visit to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. Read More »

Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea

The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. "I am very confident, as President Trump is, that President Moon will continue to stand strongly with us in our extreme-pressure campaign", Pence told NBC in an interview, maintaining all options were open to deal with the crisis. Read More »

Smiling S. Korean leader welcomes N. Koreans


Pence is viewing the short-track competition, in which eight Americans are participating. US Vice President Mike Pence sat just feet apart from the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony , but refused to interact. Read More »

Authorities find a tiger cub packaged in mail room in Mexico


The cub had been sedated and was lying on newspaper with no food or water inside the container. The cub is now in the custody of Mexico's Department of Natural Resources and Environment. The cub was sedated and packed in a plastic tub when a sniffer dog found him. PROFEPA wildlife agents determined the cub was dehydrated and underweight. Read More »

NBC Olympics to Rely on Tektronix Test, Monitoring Gear


A complete schedule of competition and TV listings are available on . All you'll need is a compatible Android or iOS device and the NBC Sports VR app. That will take a little work, depending on when you want to wake up. Snapchat will be live-streaming key moments, but that means using Snapchat, which has an interface best described as "brutal". Read More »

What Buzz Williams said after Virginia Tech's epic upset at Virginia


The really hard part, in as unattractive, bruising yet oddly entertaining February game as you can imagine. The Virginia Tech women's basketball team is set to host the University of Virginia in the programs' second meeting of the season on Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Tension rises ahead of Trump's memo decision


It was published in full a week ago over the objections of the Justice Department . Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recommended that the government open a criminal investigation into the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, Christopher Steele. It's clear that the Nunes memo is part of a multilayered attempt to undermine and discredit the results of Robert Mueller's investigation before findings are even released. Read More »

India win the toss, elect to bat first at the Wanderers

AB is back. He replaces Zondo. The Wanderers was expectedly bathed in pink for a good cause of creating awareness and raising funds for breast cancer. India's quest for a maiden bilateral series whitewash against South Africa was thwarted by the hosts with a resounding seven-wicket win in Potchefstroom . Read More »

North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North - president's office


Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion. This item corrects that Kim Yo Jong is the leader's sister. The downside for Washington is that it could expose growing differences with Seoul on the best way to deal with North Korea and achieve the ultimate goal of denuclearization. Read More »

We Are Tired of Foreigners, Coming to Win Lagos City Marathon - Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); his wife, Bolanle (right); Ex-Super Eagles International, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha (2nd left) and Deputy Governor, Dr. "By this time next year, we will make them to sweat for the cash price which we hope to improve upon next year by God's grace". Former Bolton Wanderers talisman, Okocha, however, chose to take part in the 2018 Lagos marathon competition. Read More »

Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018


House Speaker Paul Ryan had not offered Pelosi an equivalent guarantee in the House, although he said in a speech before the vote on Friday that he would push ahead for a deal. Trump called the stopgap spending measure with its increased budget caps "a BIG VICTORY for our Military", but added it included "much waste in order to get Dem votes". Read More »

Second White House Official Resigns Over Abuse Claims

While most white women voted for Trump in 2016, his approval rating has fallen 10 points since then, and strong disapproval of the president by this group rose 12 points, from 39 percent to 51 percent. Trump is not doing he or the White House any favors. That trust among Republicans on Capitol Hill would go a long way were Trump to pick Mulvaney as his next chief of staff. Read More »

Most domestic tourists in Goa scum of the earth: Minister


To this, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar should either demand Sardesai's resignation or admit that he was "unable to protect the rights of his people". Instead, he opined, the state should set its target only on the overseas tourists, along with a section of the Indian upper-class. Mr Ajgaonkar is seen speaking at the inauguration of the Goa Food and Cultural Festival in Panaji on Friday, where he says that those tourists ... Read More »