• Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo

    Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo

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    The White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that the president was "unable" to declassify the Democratic memo because of national security concerns. Mr. Schiff disputed the notion that the memo was improperly drafted, but when asked Sunday whether it contained sensitive information, he declined to say.
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President for landmark talks in Pyongyang

    Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President for landmark talks in Pyongyang

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    Lee made the remark during lunch with a high-level North Korean delegation, including the North Korean leader's sister and special envoy, Kim Yo-jong, and the country's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam. Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming North-South relations and pressed Moon against falling for the North's "smile diplomacy", greeted Kim Yong Nam.
  • Fate of South Africa's Zuma should be decided on Monday

    Fate of South Africa's Zuma should be decided on Monday

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    Ramaphosa's remarks in Cape Town [on Sunday] have shown South Africans what is most important to the new ANC president - unity within the ANC. "Our people want this matter finalised", Ramaphosa told a crowd of about 3,000 people on the Grand Parade next to the Cape Town city hall on Sunday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
  • U.S. stands with Egypt in anti-terrorism operations: Tillerson

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    US officials allowed on Friday that most of Tillerson's discussions would be hard, singling out those in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey as especially prickly given Turkish military action against USA -backed Kurdish rebels in northern Syria and escalating anti-American rhetoric in Ankara.
  • Mike Pence Has No Interaction With North Korean Officials as Olympics Begin

    Mike Pence Has No Interaction With North Korean Officials as Olympics Begin

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    Earlier Friday, Pence traveled to the South Korean Navy's 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul , to visit a memorial for the South Korean warship Cheonan, which was sunk by an explosion blamed on the North. Under the 2015 deal between Japan and South Korea, reached by Abe and Moon's predecessor, Japan apologized to former "comfort women" and provided a 1 billion yen ($9 million) fund to help them.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Indian community

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Indian community

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    The Indian Prime Minister apprised the King of Oman , Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of various key government initiatives such as- "Start Up India', "Make in India', "Smart City', "Digital India' and "Clean India', highlighting their strong potential to provide the economy a positive thrust for sustained growth".
  • Trump's White House stands firm against winds of change

    Trump's White House stands firm against winds of change

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    Two senior officials said Kelly instructed them during a meeting to say he worked to get rid of Porter in under 40 minutes after determining the abuse claims by two ex-wives were credible, according to The Washington Post . Sorensen and Corbet reportedly married for over two years. In Porter's telling, he had not misrepresented anything about his past, and was initially told to "stay and fight" even after the Daily Mail published an initial story about his alleged domestic ...
  • Puerto Rico Hit With New Blackout After Explosion at Power Plant

    Puerto Rico Hit With New Blackout After Explosion at Power Plant

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    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted an image of a solar light following the blackout. As of around 9:15 p.m., Cruz tweeted that it appeared the fire had been nearly totally extinguished, and there were reports that parts of San Juan were getting electricity back.
  • Winter Olympics: Korean athletes under unified flag at opening march

    Winter Olympics: Korean athletes under unified flag at opening march

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    But privately, officials said , Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea . But Moon has also said that he would be willing to meet Kim only if he received assurances from the North that it would help resolve the crisis over the North's nuclear weapons program.
  • Korea delegation led by Kim's sister arrives for Olympics

    Korea delegation led by Kim's sister arrives for Olympics

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    According to CNN , though Moon and Pence did not discuss the invitation during an afternoon meeting , a USA official " added that Pence does not believe that the invitation dilutes the toughness of the United States pressure campaign on North Korea ".
  • Pakistani Taliban senior commander confirmed killed by USA drone

    Pakistani Taliban senior commander confirmed killed by USA drone

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    A spokesman for the militant group, who's aim is to bring down the Pakistan government said the drone strike happened in the North Waziristan region, on the Pakistani side of the border. Pakistani security officials insist that majority of the Taliban leaders and fighters have fled to neighboring Afghanistan after the military carried out major offensive in the tribal regions.
  • North Korean delegation heads home after concert

    North Korean delegation heads home after concert

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    North Korean state media on Monday said its high-level delegation's trip to South Korea was "meaningful" and it improved stalled inter-Korean relations. "Under a strong position for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Korea will faithfully implement the global sanctions on North Korea , while also adhering to the principle of resolution through peaceful means", the statement said.
  • Turkey detains 666 over social media criticism of Afrin operation

    Turkey detains 666 over social media criticism of Afrin operation

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    These relations will either be fixed or they will break down completely, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on February 12 in ıstanbul , days before U.S. The U.S. has long supported the PYD/PKK as a "reliable ally" in its fight against ISIL, over the strong objections of Ankara, which has documented that it is the Syrian branch of the terrorist PKK.
  • Britons in Grand Canyon helicopter crash are named

    Britons in Grand Canyon helicopter crash are named

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    The four survivors - British tourists Ellie Milward, Jonathan Udall, and Jennifer Barham, and pilot Scott Booth - were rescued at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday and airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas. Photos of the crash scene showed flames and dark smoke rising from rocky terrain. The helicopter was operated by tour company Papillon Airways. The Nevada-based company says it cooperating fully with investigators.
  • Winter Olympic Medal Standings As Of Sunday Night

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    Below is a current tally of the medals and a link to Sports Illustrated's medal tracker . The first gold medal the games was awarded in the 15-kilometer skiathlon. The United States now sits fifth in the ranking of total medals, having won a gold and a silver medal. On Sunday, Perrine Laffont of France took home the gold in the women's moguls final in freestyle skiing.
  • Trump To Reveal $1.5TN Plan

    Trump To Reveal $1.5TN Plan

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    Last year, Trump's budget predicted a $526 billion budget deficit for the 2019 fiscal year starting October 1; instead, it's set to easily exceed $1 trillion once the cost of the new spending pact and the tax cuts are added to Congressional Budget Office projections.
  • Women Dead, Detroit Cop Shot in Barricaded-Gunman Situation

    Women Dead, Detroit Cop Shot in Barricaded-Gunman Situation

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    Two women were taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital where they were pronounced dead. When officers arrived, someone opened fire. Patrol cars, unmarked police cars, a Border Patrol auto, a tank-like vehicle and others flanked Outer Drive as officers responded to the barricaded gunman.
  • Pence: US Ready for Talks with North Korea

    Pence: US Ready for Talks with North Korea

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    The result mattered less than the political symbolism, however, as around 200 of North Korea's famed "army of beauties" charmed a crowd of 3,600 besotted locals with nostalgic oldies - and even broke out a Mexican wave. Kim Yong-nam responded to the prime minister's remarks by saying, "I am sure that the two Koreas' relations will improve going forward, and the date of reunification will be advanced", the premier's office said, citing the North Korean official.
  • French FM in Iraq to discuss post-Daesh reconstruction

    French FM in Iraq to discuss post-Daesh reconstruction

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    The presidential assistant also noted that Kuwait's hosting the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq emanated from its humanitarian role, describing Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jabir as "a humanitarian leader".
  • Over 2200 Filipinos in Kuwait want to leave: minister

    Over 2200 Filipinos in Kuwait want to leave: minister

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    More than 250,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, the Philippine Foreign Ministry estimates, most as domestic helpers. According to the agency, the amnesty program was approved by the Kuwaiti government in January 2018 upon representations made by the Philipine government through the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.
  • Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs

    Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs

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    Mr Drum's taxpayer-funded staffing allocation was reportedly boosted to accommodate Ms Campion. All of these people should have been unable to employ Campion, according to the ministerial code of conduct, which says that ministers' "close relatives and partners are not to be appointed to positions in their ministerial or electorate offices and must not be employed in the offices of other members of the executive government without the Prime Minister's express approval".
  • Southern New Hampshire University professor replaced after arguing Australia isn't a country

    Southern New Hampshire University professor replaced after arguing Australia isn't a country

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    But thanks to a viral boost from Buzzfeed , the world now knows about Arnold's recent go-round with a professor over the status of Australia , and her final grade, a B+. " Australia is a continent; it is not a country ", she reportedly wrote. 'I learned I can advocate for myself successfully even in the face of opposition brought on by a stubborn professor with a PhD, ' Ms Arnold said of the freakish experience.
  • Five-year-old boy dies after falling into river in Antrim

    Five-year-old boy dies after falling into river in Antrim

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    A major search and rescue operation was launched and the boy was recovered from the river and airlifted to the hospital but he was declared dead shortly afterwards. The child's school, Harryville Primary School, has asked for everyone to remember his family in their prayers. 'The whole school community is remembering you at this sad time'.
  • Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

    Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

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    She and Kim Yong Nam were seated behind Moon and his wife, while Pence and his wife were seated beside the Moons and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It was the US 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.
  • Zuma's D-Day nears as Ramaphosa promises power transition

    Zuma's D-Day nears as Ramaphosa promises power transition

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    Ramaphosa, a 65-year-old lawyer and one of the richest black South Africans, has pledged to revive the flagging economy and clamp down on the corruption that Zuma's critics say have become synonymous with his rule. Zuma's hold over the ANC was shaken in December when his chosen successor - ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - narrowly lost out to Ramaphosa in a vote for new party leader.
  • Howard Altman: Interplanetary rocket is next test for SpaceX

    Howard Altman: Interplanetary rocket is next test for SpaceX

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    In January, the most recent target revision for Model 3, the goal was adjusted to 2500 cars per week by the end of March 2018, and 5000 per week by the end of Q2 2018. While Falcon Heavy proved the ability of SpaceX to successfully combine the thrust of a large number of engines (27!), the test launch was not completely successful.
  • German Foreign Minister: Trump Support Not Necessarily Good for Israel

    German Foreign Minister: Trump Support Not Necessarily Good for Israel

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    He said , "Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace". The 92-page document discusses the U.S. Meanwhile, Palestinian Prisoners Club said in a press statement Monday that Israeli forces arrested at least 15 Palestinians in the early morning hours from the West Bank and three others from East Jerusalem.
  • Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening

    Kim Jong Un's sister, South's President Moon shake hands at Olympic opening

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a rare appearance in the North's official media Saturday (Feb 10), with four pictures of him in the Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers Party. A senior Japanese defense official said North Korea's Games charm offensive could "simply be a way to gain time" until it completed its nuclear and ballistic missile development.
  • Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

    Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

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    Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong delivered the verbal invitation on Friday after arriving in Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics . Kim Yo-jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong-un, became the first member of the Kim dynasty to travel to South Korea , where she conveyed during a meeting an invitation for president Moon to meet in Pyongyang with the North Korean leader.
  • Wisconsin Badgers fall to MI 83-72

    Wisconsin Badgers fall to MI 83-72

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    So, coming off of a road loss at Northwestern and having only three true road wins this season, MI was going to need to play good basketball, despite the Badgers' struggles this season. Sheehy gave the Gophers their first lead 39 seconds into the third period , but Matt Ustaski tied the score for Wisconsin just over a minute later.
  • N.Korean delegation leaves S.Korea

    N.Korean delegation leaves S.Korea

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    Kim Hyon-hui, a former North Korean agent responsible for the bombing of Korean Air flight 858 in 1987. He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North.
  • Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation

    Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation

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    The US-allied YPG and its left-wing political parent the Democratic Union Party (PYD) ruling Rojava say they are establishing a libertarian Communalistic system in line with the late obscure American political theorist Murray Bookchin whose writings have affected the thinking of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, jailed in Turkey.
  • South Korea's Moon may be on brink of legacy-defining moment

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    Some set a North Korean flag on fire before police intervened, and others chanted 'Let's tear Kim Jong Un to death!' as they ripped up posters bearing his portrait. She admitted to participating in the bombing and said it was personally ordered by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, father of the bastard child and current dictator Kim Jong-un.
  • Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN Assembly, DMK moves court for its removal

    Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN Assembly, DMK moves court for its removal

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    The portrait occupied a prominent position in the Assembly and was placed at a distance from the other 10 portraits of former CMs and Tamil Nadu icons. He alleged the government hurriedly organised the event on Monday morning, before the PIL filed by his party's MLA J Anbazhagan seeking to remove Jayalalithaa's portraits from government offices came up for hearing that day.
  • CRPF constable killed in ongoing Karan Nagar gun fight

    CRPF constable killed in ongoing Karan Nagar gun fight

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    An alert sentry at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp here in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday averted a possible militant attack by firing at approaching militants forcing them to flee. Earlier on Saturday, terrorists barged in the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu, killing five security personnel and one civilian. According to news agency ANI , a CRPF personnel, who was seriously injured in the gunfight during the ongoing encounter at the CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar, succumbed to ...
  • RSS ready to fight on border: Mohan Bhagwat

    RSS ready to fight on border: Mohan Bhagwat

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    Bhagwat said the RSS has the capacity to form an army within a few days to fight for the country. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is now in Bihar for 10 days, stirred a fresh controversy after he compared his organisation with the Indian Army .
  • UN 'Considering New Resolution' For 30-Day Syria Cease-Fire

    UN 'Considering New Resolution' For 30-Day Syria Cease-Fire

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    The multi-sided conflict is raging on other fronts too, with Turkey waging a big offensive against Kurdish forces in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria. The YPG said the Turkish army also targeted a slaughterhouse on Afrin's outskirts, heavily damaging the building and killing hundreds of sheep. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based monitoring group, 59 civilians, including 15 children, have been killed on Thursday alone in eastern Ghouta.
  • Winter Olympics: Games organisers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

    Winter Olympics: Games organisers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

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    The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day. There has been a dramatic cooling of tensions on the Korean peninsula in the past two months and Moon has made it clear he hopes the rapprochement can continue after the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ends.
  • North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

    North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

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    He repeatedly called Kim Jong Un's regime "the most tyrannical" on Earth and studiously avoided talking to or even acknowledging the North Korean delegation, even when they sat just feet apart in the VIP box at the opening ceremony. The North Korean delegation and Moon watched the Koreas' unified women's ice hockey team's first match against Switzerland in Gangneung late Saturday.
  • Riyadh Ritz-Carlton corruption purge Saudi hotel reopens

    Riyadh Ritz-Carlton corruption purge Saudi hotel reopens

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    Liveried staff milled around under the ornate chandeliers of the hotel lobby, greeting a trickle of arrivals as they checked into rooms ranging from 2,489 riyals ($664) a night. Late last month, he estimated that the value of those settlements had surpassed $100 billion "including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets".
  • Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win

    Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win

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    Barcelona are without the suspended Samuel Umtiti and the injured Thomas Vermaelen while Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes have failed to make the squad. Barcelona stretched its unbeaten run to 30 games in the league as the club only managed to secure a disappointing goalless draw with mid-table Getafe .