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United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea, and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong . Imagine the culture shock for the North Korean delegation who have come from a sealed-off, poverty-stricken, communist state. The trip by Kim Yo Jong is the latest mo... [Full Article...]

Man suffers electric shock taking shower during Brisbane storm

Man suffers electric shock taking shower during Brisbane storm In Brisbane's CBD, hundreds of people waiting to see USA band Paramore were forced to evacuate Riverstage due to concerns over lightning, with the concert resuming about an hour later. 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. "Crews are out there but power will not be on in many places 2nite", it sa... [Full Article...]

Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe

Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe US President Donald Trump on Friday blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document that he allowed to be made public last week that claimed FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russian Federation and the 2016 US election. [Full Article...]

U.S. confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey

The rhetoric is hot. In Amman, Tillerson is expected to sign a multiyear, multibillion dollar US aid package with Jordan to shore up the relationship. "But they're also partners with whom we're facing some of the toughest issues that we have to face in the region". "Jordanian relationship, engage with the Jordanian leadership on the conclusion of a new memorandum of understanding on bilateral assi... [Full Article...]

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack The injured have been taken to hospital, but there is no update yet on their condition, the report said. Joy City, a 13-storey complex, is the biggest mall in the Xidan area, with worldwide brand names and a large digital cinema. Other clips showed people being rushed away on gurneys and a large number of uniformed police in the mall. One woman died from her injures. However, the government has ... [Full Article...]

Will dismiss tourists who disrespect Goan culture: Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

Will dismiss tourists who disrespect Goan culture: Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar I will not listen to anyone. A few days ago, the CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar, while addressing the first edition of State Youth Parliament organised by the state Legislature Department, said "I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang The meeting led to a series of reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, as well as the launch of a joint factory park in the North's border town of Kaesong in 2004. To accommodate the North Koreans, she scratched three of her South Korean players - Lee Eunji, Lee Yeon Jeong and Jung Siyun. South Korea accommodated both the North Korean government officials and members of the a... [Full Article...]

Elephants hit and killed by passenger train in India

Elephants hit and killed by passenger train in India The incident happened about 110 miles from Guwahati , in the state of Assam, and a fifth elephant was seriously injured. If locals claims are taken in account, the accident spot was an identified elephant corridor. Seventy elephants had lost their lives past year due to electrocution, speeding trains, poisoning, human attacks, and other accidents besides natural death, a forest department offic... [Full Article...]

Uncle charged with murder after death of niece, 11

Uncle charged with murder after death of niece, 11 Emergency services in Wolverhampton were called by a concerned neighbour just before 1am on Friday following reports of a disturbance. DI Ian Wilkins said: "We are continuing to support Jasmine's family at this truly tragic time". On Saturday, Jasmine's father Simeon Forrester... 'But we do believe this is an isolated incident, and we are not looking for anyone else. "Extra officers will be ... [Full Article...]

Merkel defends coalition deal against critical party members

Merkel defends coalition deal against critical party members The deal also faces a critical test from the SPD's 463,723 party members who are voting to accept or reject the deal. The names of the CDU politicians who will fill the empty ministry posts will be announced by February 26, when party delegates meet to decide on the coalition deal. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president Moon to visit

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president Moon to visit Nearly half a century after the war that divided Korea, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung arrived in Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-il, the father of North Korea's current leader, in 2000 . The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. They are fielding a joint women's ice hockey team. [Full Article...]

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to summit

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to summit In August 2009, the DPRK sent a high-ranking condolence delegation to bid farewell to late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung who held the first inter-Korean summit with late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, father of the current leader. The two leaders however, did not discuss North Korea's invitation to Moon to visit Pyongyang, according to a senior administration official. The North Korean issu... [Full Article...]

US VP Pence skips Olympic dinner: Seoul

She is due to have a sit-down luncheon tomorrow with President Moon along with the rest of the North Korean delegation - including the man sat next to her Kim Yong-nam. The Pyeongchang Olympic Games are expected to come with plenty of political drama, as U.S. Olympians have already spoken out against the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Trump Insists Hicks Is 'Fantastic' Amid Porter Response Debacle

Trump Insists Hicks Is 'Fantastic' Amid Porter Response Debacle White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned on Friday, even while denying his former wife's claims of abuse, and staff secretary Rob Porter , a close Kelly aide, stepped down Wednesday after abuse allegations from two ex-wives that he too denied became public. [Full Article...]

North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show

North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show 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. US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North. Pence avoided an encounter Friday with Kim Yong Nam , leaving the hotel after a five-minute stay. [Full Article...]

House passes short-term bill to fund government

House passes short-term bill to fund government The Senate was expected to take up the House bill on Wednesday and likely change it, requiring it to go back to the House for further action, with a Thursday deadline looming to get a finished bill to Trump for his signature. The debt limit would be suspended through March 2019, Sanders said, putting the next vote on it safely past this year's midterm elections. In the early hours of Friday, the... [Full Article...]

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington Dufour Athletic Center on the turf. "I have an older brother that has a disability so it's awesome to be out here and support the cause". You can show up and donate. "The energy that everyone at Catholic brings to the table is unmatchable!" The Polar Plunge has become the signature fundraising event of Special Olympics. [Full Article...]

South Korea President Has Rare Meeting With North Leader's Sister

South Korea President Has Rare Meeting With North Leader's Sister The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong, said Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with USA officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility. [Full Article...]

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa poised for big win in polls

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa poised for big win in polls By morning, out of the 81councils election results declared, Rajapaksa's SLPP had won 51councils in an unexpected good show. A crucial local government election ended peacefully in Sri Lanka on Saturday as over 15 million voters cast their ballots to elect members to local government bodies, election monitors said . [Full Article...]

S Korean PM hosts lunch for North Korean delegation

S Korean PM hosts lunch for North Korean delegation The North's delegation arrived in the South on Friday and is to head back home late Sunday. Kim Yo Jong, the influential younger sister of Kim Jong Un , joined that delegation this week, just days before the opening ceremony. For that reason, Schoff said, Washington should work closely with Seoul to shape any North-South summit agenda, "defending the role of exercises for stability and insi... [Full Article...]


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