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Global Media Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea
Author: 0 Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea

South Korea's presidential Blue House also had no immediate comment. During their meeting President Moon was pictured smiling and shaking hands with Kim Yo Jong . Pence spoke in an interview on his way home from the Winter Olympics . White House officials and other critics believe North Korea is trying to use the global stage to gain sympathy and ease punishing economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure that are beginning to bite.

Global Media Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions
Author: 0 Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang "at an early date", South Korean officials said on Saturday, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. After North Korea stalled for months before even announcing that it would take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Games have turned into an occasion for a stunning rapprochement on the Korean peninsula.

Global Media White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan
Author: 0 White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan

The White House has proposed placing the FAA air-traffic division and its 15,000 controllers under the umbrella of a government-chartered nonprofit corporation. In addition, Trump said that Congress should move to streamline the process for those wishing to build new projects. An Obama-era grant program that focused on fixing environmental problems and reducing energy dependence will also be cut.

Global Media Sri Lanka ruling alliance faces humiliation at local elections
Author: 0 Sri Lanka ruling alliance faces humiliation at local elections

Both President Maithripala Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) are trounced. Neither President nor Prime Minister commented on the results. The government has promised a new constitution that devolves power and also to facilitate an worldwide probe into alleged war crimes committed in the final phase of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009, and post-war reconciliation.

Global Media London City Airport Closed After Unexploded Second World War Bomb Found Nearby
Author: 0 London City Airport Closed After Unexploded Second World War Bomb Found Nearby

There will be disruption to inbound and outgoing flights, the police spokesman said. You can check the affected flights to and from Dublin Airport here (arrivals ) and here (departures ). Metropolitan Police and the Royal Navy are working together to remove the bomb from its location. It has been reported that the airport closure triggered cancellation of all flights affecting up to approximately 16,000 passengers.

Global Media Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar
Author: 0 Encounter underway in Srinagar's Karan Nagar

A police official said the militants were spotted during the search operation between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Security forces thwarted an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar in the wee hours of Monday.

Global Media Israel strikes Iranian base inside Syria
Author: 0 Israel strikes Iranian base inside Syria

The Afrin invasion, launched on 20 January, aims to the prevent the YPG from establishing a statelet on Turkey's borders, which they fear could become a base for PKK attacks in Turkey. Neither the USA nor the Syrian government supports the Kurds' autonomy plans. The U.N. Security Council is expected to hear a briefing on Thursday and then hold closed-door consultations on the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria and calls for a 30-day cease fire.

Global Media South Korea's leader invited to visit North Korea
Author: 0 South Korea's leader invited to visit North Korea

Moon's desire to engage North Korea was in contrast to his us ally. But in a sign Kim Jong-un is unlikely to give up his nuclear arms, he used the day before the Olympics to host a massive military parade which included trucks carrying intercontinental ballistic missiles - weapons that could potentially strike the USA mainland.

Global Media Samoa swept by Cyclone Gita
Author: 0 Samoa swept by Cyclone Gita

These incredibly unsafe seas could last 24 hours aroud the southern islands of Tonga. Powerful cyclones do tend to wobble at times from the forecast tracking. Many models are predicting it would hit New Zealand, but not until the middle of next week. The information ministry advised anyone considering moving to the shelters to leave early, saying travel would not be possible when the eye of the storm passes over.

Global Media At Olympics, Pence keeping heat on North Korea
Author: 0 At Olympics, Pence keeping heat on North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday rejected any suggestion that even a temporary warming of relations between the North and South could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington. She arrived Friday as the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the Korean War in 1950-53. The event was attended by North Korean ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam, who accompanied Yo Jong to the Games.

Global Media Trump 'unable' to declassify key Democrat memo
Author: 0 Trump 'unable' to declassify key Democrat memo

Despite the objections of the FBI and Justice Department, President Trump agreed to declassify and release that memo the following Friday, suggesting the document essentially invalidated the Russian Federation investigation. People familiar with the Democratic memo said it argues that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was more forthcoming with the surveillance court than Republicans had claimed.

Author: 0 Pence raises prospect of United States talks with North Korea

Reuters reported Saturday that newfound cooperation between the two countries, which do not now have a diplomatic relationship, began as a result of the South's willingness to allow the North to participate in the Olympic Games activities now being hosted in South Korea .

Global Media UAE to welcome India's Modi ahead of World Government Summit
Author: 0 UAE to welcome India's Modi ahead of World Government Summit

Abbas rejected the traditional USA role after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. The prime minister also voiced concern over attempts to radicalise the cyber space by jihadists and asked governments to guard against the misuse of technology, saying it must be used as a means to development, not destruction.

Global Media Jerusalem 'high point' of first year in office, Trump says
Author: 0 Jerusalem 'high point' of first year in office, Trump says

Speaking to the Sheldon Adelson-owned Israel Hayom , Trump noted the December 6 recognition as a highlight. "The capital, having Jerusalem be your great capital, was a very important thing to a lot of people", said Trump according to an excerpt released Friday ahead of full publication in the conservative Hebrew-language daily.

Global Media Envoy: Malaysia not affected by Trump's aid threat over anti-Israel move
Author: 0 Envoy: Malaysia not affected by Trump's aid threat over anti-Israel move

Right now the Palestinians are not into making peace, they are just not into it. "We will be talking about settlements". He explained that Palestinians will continue to consult with Russian Federation over any coming initiative. He described his December 6 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital as the high point of his time in office so far. Morales was honored during the meal, attended by about 200 people, for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Global Media Ragbir safe from deportation for now
Author: 0 Ragbir safe from deportation for now

As a result of the lawsuit, immigration agents agreed to defer any new arrest of Ragbir, said the New York Immigration Coalition, a migrants' defense group. He had been technically in deportation proceedings for years, after a 2001 wire-fraud conviction, because of work he did for a crooked mortgage company.

Global Media Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say
Author: 0 Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

North Korea's state media also sharply criticized Pence. "The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate". Many experts say Kim's overture is meant to use improved ties with Seoul as a way to weaken USA -led global sanctions toughened after its series of big weapons tests a year ago that include its sixth and largest nuclear test explosion and three intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

Global Media Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map
Author: 0 Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

A better scenario would be for Gov. Tom Wolf or the court to signal to the Legislature that a map will not be approved unless it strictly conforms to the Pennsylvania Constitution's mandate of "compact and contiguous territory ... Any redrawing could have significant implications not only for the state but for national politics as well, as Democrats hope to chip away at a Republican majority in the House.

Global Media Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say
Author: 0 Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say

This is one of the most disturbing acts of violence I have ever seen", he added. Authorities in eastern Kentucky are characterizing the shooting deaths of five people over the weekend as a murder-suicide involving family members. Deputies say two additional victims, along with the suspect identified as Joseph Nickell, were found dead inside an apartment. Authorities found the suspect's vehicle at an apartment complex in Paintsville, along with the suspect's body the two other victims.

Global Media Queensland storm: Man shocked while showering, 60000 homes without power
Author: 0 Queensland storm: Man shocked while showering, 60000 homes without power

Queensland ambulance said the man was said to be conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. "Crews are out there but power will not be on in many places 2nite", it said. About 55,000 homes in Logan and about 32,000 in Brisbane were plunged into darkness after more than 265,000 lightning strikes were recorded.

Author: 0 Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin

The United States backed the plea but Russian Federation - a longtime ally of Syria's government - shrugged it off. The United States said Syrian pro-government forces initiated an attack on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Global Media North Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Leaders Summit
Author: 0 North Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Leaders Summit

And despite the ongoing tension between the USA and North Korea, Pence could very well bump into members of the North Korean delegation - led by Kim Yo Jong , the sister of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un , and his ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam - at the games.

Global Media Japan anxious Korean thaw will melt united front against Pyongyang
Author: 0 Japan anxious Korean thaw will melt united front against Pyongyang

Kim Yo Jong offered an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North , in the strongest sign yet of an expanding diplomatic opening opposed by the U.S. Even now Moon's government has to maneuver between various positions, as reflected in the contrasting statements the president gives when addressing different audiences, the expert said.

Global Media NBC apologizes to Koreans for Japan comment
Author: 0 NBC apologizes to Koreans for Japan comment

Ramo made the comment after noting that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in attendance. The statement specifically apologized to Koreans who had been "insulted" by Ramo's comments. "Any reasonable person familiar with the history of Japanese imperialism, and the atrocities it committed before and during WWII, would find such statement deeply hurtful and outrageous", the petition reads while flatly rejecting the analyst's remarks.

Global Media Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online
Author: 0 Teacher fired after posting her same-sex wedding pictures online

Jocelyn Morffi, our first grade teacher". A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Miami told WPLG Morffi "broke the contract she signed when she began teaching at a Catholic school". "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice", Agosta said. But a Miami-Dade County ordinance does exempt religious institutions from certain provisions.

Global Media The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018
Author: 0 The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday announced a "bipartisan agreement" between Republicans and Democrats on a two-year budget deal just two days before the deadline for another government shutdown .

Global Media Trump to Democrats: 'No memo for you!'
Author: 0 Trump to Democrats: 'No memo for you!'

The letter notes that due to the "public interest in transparency in these unprecedented circumstances", justice department officials would be made available to offer "technical assistance" to edit the memo for potential release. "Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: what is he hiding?" Schumer also said in a statement. The Democratic counter-memo deserves to be read by Americans, "once the necessary redactions have been made", says Rep.

Global Media Sword-attacker shot after wounding four
Author: 0 Sword-attacker shot after wounding four

District police chief Muhammad Firman Lukmanul Hakim said the suspect, who suffered gunshot wounds to his legs, is being held at Bhayangkara Hospital, where he is also being treated. Church security tried to prevent the attacker from entering the church, but he forced his way in, police officials told CNN Indonesia.Police opened fire on the attacker, who's been hospitalized, it said.

Author: 0 Kim Yo-Jong invites South Korea's Moon to North Korea

Pence and his wife, Karen, reportedly were the only people in that suite not to stand for the Korean delegation, which was made up of South Korean and North Korean athletes during the parade. 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 ".

Global Media Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson
Author: 0 Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson

The arrests were "not because of Reuters news". "As more evidence comes out about the pre-planning and intent of the Myanmar armed forces to wipe out Rohingya villages and their inhabitants, the global community ... Prosecutors are seeking to charge Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, which dates back to the time of colonial British rule and carries a maximum 14-year prison sentence.

Global Media Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in To Pyongyang
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in To Pyongyang

Seohyun, a member of South Korean pop group Girls' Generation, hugs a North Korean singer during the Samjiyon Orchestra's performance in Seoul on February 11, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults and threats of nuclear war as tensions rose, with Trump repeatedly dismissing the prospect or value of talks with North Korea.

Global Media Assam: Four elephants die, two injured after train hits herd in Nagaon
Author: 0 Assam: Four elephants die, two injured after train hits herd in Nagaon

On December 10 previous year, at least five adult elephants and a calf died after the Guwahati-Naharlagun Express hit them at Balipara in Assam's Sonitpur district. "It is only because of the close coordination between field level officials of the forest and railway departments that 200 incidents have been prevented this year alone", NFR spokesperson Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.

Global Media President Abbas and India's Premier meeting focus of dailies — Newspaper Review
Author: 0 President Abbas and India's Premier meeting focus of dailies — Newspaper Review

In his keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai, he said the government's e-market programme of GEM has witnessed transactions worth Rs 4,500 crores in a very short span of time. Modi said due to technology-enabled GEM, even smallest of traders can sell their goods using this platform. "I believe this temple will not be only unique in terms of architecture and splendour, but will also give a message of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" to people across the world", he added.

Global Media Israeli air strikes against Syria 'biggest since 1982'
Author: 0 Israeli air strikes against Syria 'biggest since 1982'

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said the downing of the plane marked the "start of a new strategic phase" that would limit Israel's ability to enter Syrian airspace. The F-16 crashed on its return from the mission, coming down in an empty field near Harduf, east of Haifa. The area was quiet by mid-afternoon. Noting that Israel uses advanced electronic technology to distract and confuse the Sa-5 and S-300, in the end, the most advanced technology can not guarantee a 100% protection ...

Global Media Trump Insists Hicks Is 'Fantastic' Amid Porter Response Debacle
Author: 0 Trump Insists Hicks Is 'Fantastic' Amid Porter Response Debacle

The actress on Friday fueled allegations that President Trump is having an affair, suggesting his lover is White House Communications Director Hope Hicks . President Trump , as has been very clearly noted over the past day, didn't say a word about the women speaking out against Porter, and according to one report , has questioned their credibility in private.

Global Media US President signs major budget bill
Author: 0 US President signs major budget bill

The debate in the upper house of Congress over a bipartisan budget deal that will unlock funding for federal agencies is scheduled to restart at 12:01 a.m., according to a message on the Senate website . "I want people to feel uncomfortable, I want them to respond to people who say: How is it that you were against President Obama's deficits and are now in favor of Republican deficits?" It wasn't Paul, after all, who brought the government to the brink of shutdown by stalling for weeks ...

Author: 0 Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta: monitor

It is fighting the Kurdish People's Protection Units that control the area because they are affiliated to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian arm of the Kurdish Workers Party the PKK, both of which Ankara categorises as terrorist groups.

Global Media Jayhawks now a 2 seed in eyes of NCAA Tournament selection committee
Author: 0 Jayhawks now a 2 seed in eyes of NCAA Tournament selection committee

Auburn and Tennessee are the only two teams for the SEC ranked in the Tournament's top 16 seeds in the early NCAA Bracket show. The one seed in Auburn's bracket in Xavier. Texas Tech, 4. As for Kansas' standing as a No. 2 seed , the Jayhawks now have nine Quadrant 1 victories - tied with Villanova for the most in the country - and still have an impressive overall resume despite their recent struggles.

Global Media Former Patriot Christian Fauria Does Racist Radio Impression Of Tom Brady's Agent
Author: 0 Former Patriot Christian Fauria Does Racist Radio Impression Of Tom Brady's Agent

The prankster sent the text message chain to WEEI's Kirk and Callahan, who posted it on Twitter; the Herald then pulled the column and Borges' column was suspended . Fauria began reading the comments in a normal voice, but slipped back into his accent once because, he said, "It's more fun this way". In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way.

Global Media Shutdown reveals Senate in disarray
Author: 0 Shutdown reveals Senate in disarray

Republicans, though, are pushing for a bigger boost on the defense side, saying discretionary spending limits have fallen disproportionately on the military since 2011, when lawmakers approved the caps. Aspokesman for the libertarian-leaning Paul said the lawmaker is pushing for an amendment to restore the budget caps. The bill now moves to the House .

Global Media 19 killed, dozens hurt in HK double-decker bus crash
Author: 0 19 killed, dozens hurt in HK double-decker bus crash

A press release from Hong Kong authorities today revealed that 18 perished at the scene of the accident. The driver of the bus was arrested on Saturday evening for risky driving. He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours. City leader Carrie Lam, who visited survivors at the Prince of Wales Hospital late on Saturday, expressed "deep sorrow" and pledged there would be an independent investigation.

Author: 0 Turkish Warplanes Pound Syria's Afrin District

Sunday's announcement brings to 31 the number of Turkish soldiers killed since the operation against the Syrian Kurdish militia started on January 20 with Ankara's cross-border incursion into the enclave of Afrin. The Turkish president said, "We might lose a helicopter but they'll pay the price for this". Turkey continued its operations Sunday, targeting YPG areas with air and artillery strikes.

Global Media Olimpiadi. Arrivata la delegazione della Nord Corea
Author: 0 Olimpiadi. Arrivata la delegazione della Nord Corea

Intanto, ha sfilato alla parata militare (sostenuta da Kim Jong Un per festeggiare i 70 anni dalla nascita delle forze armate) l'Hwasong-15, il missile famoso per essere stato ripetutamente testato nello scorso anno. La delegazione della Corea del Nord ha raggiunto l'aeroporto internazionale di Incheon, in base alle immagini diffuse dalle tv sudcoreane, a bordo dell'"Air Force Kim", come è stato ribattezzato il jet personale del leader Kim Jong-un.

Global Media S.Korean president to meet high-ranking DPRK delegation on February 10
Author: 0 S.Korean president to meet high-ranking DPRK delegation on February 10

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang Saturday, Seoul said, even as the USA warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. That stance, though, could complicate South Korea's relations with the United States. Speaking at his swearing in ceremony a year ago, Moon said he would be willing to travel to Pyongyang "under the right conditions", adding that "for peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that ...

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