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Pence Says US Open To Diplomatic Talks With North Korea

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His remarks follow widespread criticism of his failure to engage with a high-level North Korean delegation at the opening of South Korea's Winter Olympics at the weekend. The bill for 22 North Korean athletes attending the Games will be paid separately by the International Olympic Committee , officials said. Some deemed her appearance a diplomatic success for North Korea, where she serves as head of propaganda and agitation for Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Trump urges Senate to pass new Republican immigration bill

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Chuck Grassley and others that includes the President's proposal to grant a pathway to citizenship to the young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. Instead, he said, Democrats should back Trump's "extremely generous" proposal. "The only plan that can become law because the president said he would sign it". Read More »

Compete with yourself, Modi tells students

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The session " Pariksha Par Charcha " will be aired in all CBSE affiliated schools and students are being encouraged to ask questions and share stress-relieving techniques with the PM. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will also be present along with MoS in the HRD Ministry Upendra Kushwaha. He had also asked schools to make arrangements to enable students to view the interaction. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as S. African president

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Mandela reportedly favored Ramaphosa to take over for him as ANC leader, but in 1997 the party instead chose Thabo Mbeki , who later succeeded Mandela as president. Ramaphosa is likely to seek to boost foreign investment partly through reforms to regulations controlling ownership of the mining sector, a key national industry. Read More »

Turkey proposed joint deployment with USA troops in Syria's Manbij: Turkish official

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The top Turkish diplomat added that the two sides will hold another meeting by mid-March. The two officials reaffirmed the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Turkey . Tillerson, who is on a five-city tour, told a news conference in Beirut before arriving in Ankara that the United States and Turkey had the same main objectives, and put their differences down to tactics. Read More »

GoFundMe campaign for Florida shooting victims raises more than $200K in hours

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Trump had weighed in on the tragedy earlier Thursday by pointing to "so many signs" the shooter was "mentally disturbed". Current students at the high school recall being concerned about Cruz . Following a 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT that left 20 children and six adults dead, Obama announced that then-Vice President Joe Biden would lead an effort to develop a policy toward reducing gun violence. Read More »

India woman held for 'posing' as groom for a dowry

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However, a medical examination ordered by the police has confirmed that "Krishna Sen" is indeed a woman. She used to threaten to kill me after she married another woman. After discovering that Sen was indeed no "prince" charming, the first wife confronted her and was later threatened to keep her identity a secret for a sum of money. Read More »

Trump releases proposed infrastructure plan

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White House officials declined to comment on Trump's discussions in the closed-door meeting but said that all options were on the table to meet the main objectives of the president's plan. Trump infrastructure plan provides no guarantees for broadband expansion. "We can not be without a steel industry, we can not be without an aluminum industry so what we're talking about is tariffs and/or quotas", Trump said. Read More »

Sheetz Named to Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

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The list is created through a process in which companies opt to participate and then an employee survey an in-depth questionnaire is issued regarding employee practices and company programs. More than 315,000 employees provided feedback to determine scoring for the 2018 list, according to Great Place to Work. About Sheetz, Inc . Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc.is one of America's fastest-growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than ... Read More »

ED asks MEA to revoke Nirav Modi's passport

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Mumbai: Punjab National Bank has declared Gitanjali Gems Group as a fraud entity after it discovered that companies of that group, along with firms in the Nirav Modi group, were involved in fraudulent transactions worth Rs11,4000 crore through letters of undertaking issued by the bank, said five people aware of the matter. Read More »

United States mourns Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition leader

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Meanwhile, MDC-T national chair Morgen Komichi told journalists at the party's Harvest House headquarters that the main opposition had agreed to appoint Nelson Chamisa as acting president of the party for the next 12 months. The resignation of Hailemariam, in power since 2012, comes amid protracted anti-government protests and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year. Read More »

What we know about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz

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Agents with the bureau's MS field office got back to him "immediately", Bennight said, and conducted an in-person interview the following day, on September 25. Students are evacuated by police from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Read More »

US, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure on N. Korea

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Pence spoke in an interview on his way home from the Winter Olympics . The Unification Ministry said steps regarding the improvement of ties would be led by the two Koreas, but also in cooperation with related countries and the support of the worldwide community. Read More »

'I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind'

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A second aide, White House speechwriter David Sorensen, also resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic violence . The White House has struggled to contain a widening crisis over its handling of the situation. She said Porter kicked her during their honeymoon and during a 2005 vacation in Italy, punched her in the face. Kelly initially defended Porter against the reports about the abuse. Read More »

Man accused of stabbing 19-year-old woman says he 'snapped'

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In a jailhouse conversation with KTVU , Gross refused to say how Cuesta died, but claimed he acted in self-defense after Cuesta elbowed him in the ribs. Gross said the confrontation Monday happened after he and Cuesta had sex in the back of his fiance Melissa Leonardo's vehicle as Leonardo drove. Records obtained by Law&Crime show that Leonardo faces a count of murder, while Gross is accused of murder, great bodily injury, and use of a deadly weapon. Read More »

The Best Gold Medal Reaction of PyeongChang So Far Is Aliona Savchenko's

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Germany's Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot came from behind to claim both a world record in their free skate and Olympic pairs gold with a brilliant and haunting performance at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday. Savchenko pressed on after the 2014 retirement of her last partner, Robin Szolkowy, and found a replacement in Massot, who promised her they would not settle for bronze in PyeongChang. Read More »

Kushner, 100 others, lacking security clearances: Darcy cartoon

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More than 150 women and girls said in court that he sexually abused them over the past two decades, including gold medalist Aly Raisman. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he is "totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind". "All of this would have been uncovered, discovered, and disclosed", the attorney said. Obviously this president is not a huge fan of the "Me too" movement. Read More »

Skeleton: South Korea's 'Iron Man' Yun gets gold

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He and the rest of the field were left looking up at Sungbin, though, who thrilled the home fans and cruised to gold . Alpine skiing was also on the docket, with Matthias Mayer overcoming a crash in the downhill on Wednesday to capture the gold in men's Super-G , his second straight Olympic Games with a gold medal. Read More »

Ramaphosa new president of Sth Africa

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President Jacob Zuma of South Africa , a master tactician who survived a string of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his almost nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday night to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, threatened by a no-confidence vote in Parliament, cornered by opposition parties and abandoned by millions of voters. Read More »

Here's how to take action on gun control

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According to the Associated Press , Cruz was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for unspecified " disciplinary reasons ". "Please reassure them that we, as a school community, will do everything we can to help students feel safe". Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Kung Fury cast

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The Terminator is learning Kung Fu. Sandberg will also serve as one of the producers on the movie, alongside KatzSmith Productions' David Katzenberg , Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt, who worked on the hugely successful It remake past year (17). Read More »

Trump Inaugural Committee Paid Melania Advisor $1.6 Million

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She is now a member of the first lady's staff. The tax filing is the first time since last year's event that there is a clearer picture of how the $107 million raised was spent for the inauguration. A spokeswoman for Trump told the Times that the first lady was not involved with the inaugural committee. According to the filing, the other top payouts went to an event production organization for $25 million, a ticketing agency tasked with creating all the tickets and invitations for the ... Read More »

Teacher accused of paying students to help him build bomb

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An investigation ensued, and on January 10, Christian Toro abruptly resigned from the school. On Wednesday, FBI went to speak with several students at the Harlem school, and the agents learned that at least two students had gone to Christian Toro's apartment in the Bronx to break apart fireworks and store the gunpowder in containers. Read More »

House panel opens investigation of ex-Trump aide Rob Porter

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Gowdy, who sent letters to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kelly seeking information Wednesday, said in an interview that he would examine the executive branch process of granting of interim security clearances generally and Porter's case specifically. Read More »