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The North Korean delegation arrived in the South on Kim's private plane on Friday via Incheon global airport to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyongchang Winter Olympics where Seoul and Pyongyang are represented by joint teams. In its efforts to bring North Korea to the Pyeongchang Games, South Korea paused joint military exercises with the US and relaxed a series of sanctions, including on individuals like Ms.
  • House Passes Temporary Spending Bill, Stop-Gap Proposal Heads to the Senate

    House Passes Temporary Spending Bill, Stop-Gap Proposal Heads to the Senate

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    The Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. The first deadline is Thursday, when government funding runs out. Yet the House bill passed Tuesday evening is effectively doomed in the Senate , where Democrats are demanding that Congress raise caps on discretionary spending along with defense spending .
  • Trump fires back at Democrats over rejected Russian Federation probe memo

    Trump fires back at Democrats over rejected Russian Federation probe memo

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    Trump decided Friday not to declassify the memo written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee over administration officials' "especially significant concerns" for "national security and law enforcement interests". President Trump reviewed the Democratic memo with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Kim Jong-un invited president of South Korea to DPRK

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    Tensions between the two soared past year as Pyongyang launched intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland and carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. USA officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North. "Pence must know that his frantic acts of abusing the sacred Olympics for confrontational ruckus are as foolish and stupid an act as sweeping the sea with a broom", the North's state-run ...
  • Not in 2019, Election in 2018, Amit Shah declares?

    Not in 2019, Election in 2018, Amit Shah declares?

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    AFTER the "chai pe charcha" campaign during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his party MPs to hold "lunch pe charcha" to spread the good points of the Union Budget 2018-19 among the people. Another way of making people aware of the programmes, Modi said, was to organise "mock Parliaments" at various places in the MPs' constituencies. Modi also heaped praise on BJP chief Amit Shah for his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Abbas receives Indian Prime Minister in Ramallah

    Abbas receives Indian Prime Minister in Ramallah

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    She did not, however, confirm reports from Indian media of contracts between the two countries through which India would help the UAE develop its air defence system, fix defence equipment, supply ammunition for artillery guns and offshore patrol vehicles.
  • Trump decides not to release the Schiff memo

    Trump decides not to release the Schiff memo

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    However, the White House yesterday confirmed that President Trump will not declassify the document in its current form. Schiff said the comparison will help to expose any material blacked out for political purposes or to hide embarrassing or damaging information about the president and his associates.
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    Korean to be hard-liner on North

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    He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said , to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and risky neighbor in the community of nations. On Friday night, a huge crowd gathered in the freezing Olympics Stadium as performances displayed the sweep of Korean history and culture. All members of the North Korean delegation were wearing the double-portrait lapel pins of the North's late leaders - founder Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-il.
  • Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge

    Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said a Turkish military helicopter had been shot down during Ankara's Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria . "We will have losses, but they [perpetrators] will suffer the consequences", Mr Erdoğan said, according to YeniSafak. Some 1,141 "terrorists" had been neutralised during the operation, Erdogan said, referring to those killed but also those captured or wounded.
  • Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

    Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

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    Mr Pence, Ms Kim and other world leaders attended the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang , just 80km from the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea . On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea.
  • Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him

    Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him

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    Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh said Bollinger only knew the shooter for a short period of time, but declined to discuss a motive in the murder. The affidavit does not include any evidence of Lopez's claims or how much heroin was in Bollinger's system. Investigators say some of her family and friends reported she had a history of suicidal thoughts, but other said she was happy and looking forward to attending school.
  • Dozens of White House Staffers Still Lack Full Security Clearances

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    While the source said there was no indication on Friday that Trump would ask Kelly to resign over the matter, another source told CNN's Gloria Borger that Trump has been asking friends and associates over the phone about various potential replacements for the chief of staff position.
  • Amanda Bynes Returns To Twitter For First Time In 10 Months

    Amanda Bynes Returns To Twitter For First Time In 10 Months

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    Amanda Bynes has had a hard few years, but it looks like the actress is happier and healthier than ever. And fans were delighted to see her back on social media. "I do miss acting, and I actually have something surprising to tell you: I'm going to start acting again", Bynes told Hollyscoop last June, in her first interview in four years.
  • Kim Jong Un invites S Korea's Moon to Pyongyang

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    The build-up has been dominated by matters involving North Korea and Russian Federation. "It is a promise between the two countries and the foundation of our bilateral ties", Abe told reporters after meeting Moon in Pyeongchang, where he will attend the opening of the Winter Olympic Games.
  • Andrew Hammond: Olympics could bring diplomacy to the Korean peninsula

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    The meeting took place after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attending the Olympics' opening ceremony . "The number of TELs in [Thursday's] parade is important because it represents a key vulnerability in North Korea's ICBM force", Eric Gomez, a policy analyst for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, said in a blog Thursday.
  • Give peace a chance in the Korean peninsula

    Give peace a chance in the Korean peninsula

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    The games are being held about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the border between North and South Korea , countries that technically have been at war since an armistice in 1953. for dialogue" and wasn't about to start now. Moon said improved relations between the Koreas may be a step toward resolving the nuclear standoff. Pence warned that the world would see "a charm offensive by North Korea" on Friday.
  • A Scandalous Move to Block Nunes Memo

    A Scandalous Move to Block Nunes Memo

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    Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to President Trump on Sunday saying that if the president does not release the Democrats' memo it "will confirm the American people's worst fears that the release of Chairman Nunes' memo was only meant to undermine Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation".
  • NKorean leader offers to meet SKorean president

    NKorean leader offers to meet SKorean president

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    It was not immediately known what they said , but all of them were smiling. Moscow was " deeply disappointed " by statements made by Pence about United States plans to impose tougher, more draconian sanctions on North Korean, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday, describing the misplaced threat as " creating a new atmosphere of tension " in the region.
  • WH Chief of Employees knew in October of Rob Porter's abuse

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    According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. Trump won larger percentages of women in 2016 during his race against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton than many on both sides of the aisle expected.
  • Where to Watch the Winter Olympics, Craft Cocktail in Hand

    Where to Watch the Winter Olympics, Craft Cocktail in Hand

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    During the Saturday meeting at the Blue House, the two sides agreed to promote dialogue and cooperation between their countries. "If you meet Chairman Kim Jong-un and exchange views on many issues, the North-South relationship may quickly improve", Kim Yo-jong added according to a presidential official cited by local news agency Yonhap.
  • Dustin Johnson, Beau Hossler tied for lead at Pebble Beach

    Dustin Johnson, Beau Hossler tied for lead at Pebble Beach

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    The leading duo were two strokes in front of Julian Suri , who carded a four-under 67 at Monterey Peninsula to get to 10-under and Troy Merritt , who shot a five-under 67 at Spyglass Hill. He will play for the first time of the week at Pebble Beach tomorrow. If you're in the Monterey area this weekend, you should schedule a showing at the very least.
  • Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

    Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

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    The opening ceremony on Friday also saw the conclusion of the long journey of the Olympic Torch that started in November 2017.In the last leg of its journey, the flame was carried, among others, by Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the UN General Assembly and Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC.
  • Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House

    Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House

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    A senior USA official said Pence and Moon, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions. Though this is not the first time athletes from the two countries have entered the Olympics together, it would take an extraordinary sporting feat to usurp the Koreans' march as the predominant moment of the games.
  • Backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

    Backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

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    Israel has attacked inside Syria frequently since the civil war began in March 2011, targeting Syrian military posts and arms shipments bound for Hezbollah. Israel launched air raids in Syria yesterday after one of its fighter jets crashed (above) while under Syrian anti-aircraft fire . Throughout the course of the Syrian conflict, Israel carried out a number of raids over the border against alleged Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah.
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    It has recently been warning of the increased Iranian presence along its border, but military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said Saturday's incident marked the most "blatant and severe violation of Israeli sovereignty" yet. "The statement by the Israeli enemy that it was targeted by a drone which entered the airspace of occupied Palestine, is nothing but lies and allegations", the statement said.
  • WATCH Downed Israeli Pilot Parachute to the Ground

    WATCH Downed Israeli Pilot Parachute to the Ground

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    It said it had carried out "large-scale" attacks on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria in response to the drone's intrusion into Israeli airspace. Tensions on Israel's northern border have been rising in recent months as Israel fears that Iran is entrenching itself deeper into Syria with its presence on Israel's borders growing in strength.
  • Wenger wants team to extend Wembley run

    Wenger wants team to extend Wembley run

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    Spurs improved a great deal after the break and squandered a number of opportunities, but Alexandre Lacazette should have equalised in stoppage time, only to fire wide when through one-on-one. "We are so proud that he is in our side", Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino noted. The performance was incredible and fantastic. And Wenger acknowledges that new players can give teams a boost, but he wants that impact to be sustained, rather than just a momentary thing.
  • South Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

    South Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang "at an early date ", the presidential Blue House in Seoul said on Saturday, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.
  • Indian PM arrives in Ramallah for talks with Abbas

    Indian PM arrives in Ramallah for talks with Abbas

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    President Abbas conferred the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine order on Modi. "This is a historic visit that will lead to stronger bilateral cooperation", Modi said shortly after landing. It was back when India was one of the main leaders of the Non-Aligned Nations and embraced an anti-Israel stance. "India and Jordan enjoy friendly ties since diplomatic relations were established in 1950", MEA's official Twitter handle said.
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for talks in the North

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) receives a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from Kim's younger sister, Yo-jong, in a meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on February 10, 2018. "I think this overture towards South Korea is partly sanctions-related, and also related to the fact that it's clear a divergence has developed between Washington and Seoul's most keenly desired goals in the near term", said Andray Abrahamian, a research fellow at Pacific Forum ...
  • Pence, Moon speak while watching speedskating

    Pence, Moon speak while watching speedskating

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    There are "three" languages in one team, she said, referring to English, South Korean and North Korean. North Korean athletes and their cheerleading squad attending the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics participated in a welcome ceremony on Thursday at the Gangneung Olympic Village in South Korea.
  • Winter Olympics 2018 opening ceremony review

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    The spectators included South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Kim Yong Nam , president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong , the younger sister of DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un . In a reception ahead of the ceremony, Mr Moon said: "Athletes from the two Koreas will work together for victory, and that will resonate with and be remembered in the hearts of people around the world as a sign of peace".
  • S Korean president meets N Korean delegation

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    If peace isn't imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Moon and Kim Jong Un seems better to most than the threats of recent months. She was promoted a year ago to the country's Politburo, the senior body of North Korea's communist party, as an alternate member.
  • Great Lakes storm cancels more than 1000 flights in Chicago

    Great Lakes storm cancels more than 1000 flights in Chicago

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    A section of Interstate 94 in southwestern MI was blocked after dozens of vehicles crashed. A pileup on the same highway just east of Kalamazoo in southwestern MI of collected 38 vehicle including 16 semitrailers in eastbound lanes Friday afternoon, causing only minor injuries.
  • Trump signs United States spending bill ending government shutdown

    Trump signs United States spending bill ending government shutdown

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    Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington , DC. Moving legislation swiftly through the upper chamber of Congress requires consent by all 100 members, but Paul objected. The Senate's approval of the budget and stopgap funding package, by a vote of 71-28, meant it will go next to the House of Representatives , where lawmakers were divided along party lines and ...
  • Church takes Ash Wednesday to the Arcata Plaza

    Church takes Ash Wednesday to the Arcata Plaza

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    She encouraged people to consider what to abstain from or what to adopt that will "invite them to consider their mortality regularly, to recognize their common humanity and to celebrate their connection to the earth and to our creator in this season of reflection and repentance".
  • Sen. Bennet votes against budget agreement

    Sen. Bennet votes against budget agreement

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    The bill has now been passed to President Trump for his signature. The Senate and House eventually approved the package early Friday after Republican Sen. The new budget deal also provides nearly $90 billion in disaster relief for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, and Texas. About $165 billion would go to the Pentagon and $131 billion to non-defense programs.
  • Stock's Stunning Activities: OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR)

    Stock's Stunning Activities: OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR)

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    At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 8.67% which for the month reaches 12.02%. About 1.87M shares traded or 120.64% up from the average. SMITH BRIAN sold $64,864 worth of stock or 3,075 shares. ( NASDAQ :OSUR) or 150,531 shares. Credit Suisse maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Wednesday, April 12.
  • Moon in talks with high-level N.Korean delegation

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    Seated in a row with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean president Moon Jae-in, he ended up nearly directly in front of the previously snubbed Mr. "We wanted to show the alliance seated together", the official said. The South Korean president mentioned the need for the North to resume its dialogue with the United States.
  • Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

    Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

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    It was the USA that appeared to be the one left in the cold, especially after the sister of the North Korean dictator extended an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North. South Korea says the artists will return to the North on Tuesday by a land route. Kim Yo Jong and the rest of the North Korean delegation sat next to Vice President Pence at the Olympic's opening ceremony Friday, but they did not speak or acknowledge each other .
  • GOP lawmaker says panel investigating Russian Federation is 'poison'

    GOP lawmaker says panel investigating Russian Federation is 'poison'

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    Trump has five days from the Monday vote to decide whether to allow its release . In a letter to the committee, White House counsel Donald McGahn said , "although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time".