Dense Mike Pence Continues His Hypocrisy In South Korea

Moon has said he would be willing to visit Pyongyang to talk directly with Kim Jong Un about cooling off the country's nuclear program. The North Koreans have invited Moon to visit Pyongyang in what would be the third inter-Korean summit talks sinc... More..

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Georgia Tech vs. Duke - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Georgia Tech vs. Duke - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bagley III, with his 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, leads the ACC this season in both categories, but Duke should have enough firepower to replace the talented forward, with the club featuring five ave...More..

UN Secretary-General meets N Korean delegation
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

UN Secretary-General meets N Korean delegation

She was joined in the meeting by Kim Yong Nam , another influential North Korean official, and wore a pin with the images of her father and grandfather - the North's previous leaders. Washington, meanwhi...More..

Samoa declares state of disaster over tropical cyclone
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Samoa declares state of disaster over tropical cyclone

Up to 70% of the country's population is at risk with the severe tropical cyclone expected to pass near the populated main islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. Ofa Fa'anunu from the Tonga Meteorological service say...More..

North Korea invites South's president to Pyongyang
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

North Korea invites South's president to Pyongyang

The colorful opening ceremony kicked off what will be the biggest Winter Olympic Games in history with more than 2,900 athletes from 92 countries competing. Pence said on Air Force Two. He said war h...More..

Pence says 'no daylight' between U.S. and allies on North Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Pence says 'no daylight' between U.S. and allies on North Korea

But the U.S. vice president did not shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did so. "There is ...More..

by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey, others on Middle East trip

Briefing reporters on Tillerson's February 11-16 trip to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait, US officials said there would be tough conversations at each stop, notably in Jordan, upset by the US decision...More..

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang

Moon was heard asking the visiting delegation "I appreciate you stayed late out in the cold, are you all well?" before the talks proceeded behind closed doors. A pair of impersonators played the roles of the ri...More..

Thousands Of Homes Still Without Power After Freak Storm
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Thousands Of Homes Still Without Power After Freak Storm

Workers managed to get power back on for 78,000 other properties, but Energex warned residents in storm-affected suburbs to be wary and assume any fallen lines were live and stay away. At least one school, Cr...More..

Angela Merkel insists 'painful' coalition talks have not undermined her authority
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Angela Merkel insists 'painful' coalition talks have not undermined her authority

Angela Merkel said she intends to stay in power until 2021, the end of the legislative period, as long as the Social Democrats (SPD) are on board. Merkel, who will secure a fourth term as chancellor if the c...More..

Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says a summit between her brother and South Korean President Moon Jae-in would pave the way for a fast improvement in ties that would make "yesterday seem lik...More..

Korea's 'commie' Moon: the real winner of the Winter Olympics?
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Korea's 'commie' Moon: the real winner of the Winter Olympics?

Though South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympic Games for the first time , the nation has some experience in the world of global athletics, having hosted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul . was represented ...More..

Trump 'shows great compassion' for women, Kellyanne Conway says
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump 'shows great compassion' for women, Kellyanne Conway says

Trump's comments drew immediate condemnation from women's groups and Democrats. The president has also supported others who have faced abuse allegations, including Alabama Republican Roy Moore, who ran unsucc...More..

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader

According to the Blue House, Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon. Nothing has been settled on any ...More..

Mike Pence refuses to look North Korean leader in the eye
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Mike Pence refuses to look North Korean leader in the eye

Short track is one of the most popular sports in South Korea and as a series of home skaters reached the later rounds of the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 500, the North Koreans celebrated by waving flags ...More..

After South Korea visit, Pence insists
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

After South Korea visit, Pence insists "no daylight" on North

I would go back with a new note of hope of getting together again, because we created an opportunity to meet frequently". Moon responded to the invitation by suggesting the two countries "should accomplis...More..

Trump supports Kelly despite White House departures -aides
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump supports Kelly despite White House departures -aides

Sorenson resigned Friday. Just two days earlier, another White House official - staff secretary Rob Porter - resigned after two of his ex-wives said he physically and verbally abused them. Kelly himself faced...More..

Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say

Nickell's identity and a description of the auto he left in was identified by a witness. Five people are dead after what deputies are calling a "horrific murder spree". Troopers with KSP confirm that two peop...More..

Kane seals Spurs derby win; Aguero scores 4 for leaders City
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kane seals Spurs derby win; Aguero scores 4 for leaders City

Although Kane was named Man of the Match, it was the display of Jan Vertonghen that got Spurs supporters talking on Twitter. "I think that's what Harry is at Tottenham and I think that connection will onl...More..

WashPost: Back-to-Back Scandals Push Hope Hicks Into Media Spotlight
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

WashPost: Back-to-Back Scandals Push Hope Hicks Into Media Spotlight

The president's comments on Friday were the first time he had spoken publicly about Porter since the allegations surfaced Wednesday in a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mail . The White House was ...More..

'Utterly Devastated' After 11 Year Old Girl Stabbed In Wolverhampton
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

'Utterly Devastated' After 11 Year Old Girl Stabbed In Wolverhampton

The uncle of an 11-year-old girl has been charged with her murder. "This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable", Mr Forrester said. A woman in her 80s, who is also a rel...More..

Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes

However, women in Saudi Arabia still require the permission of a male family member to apply for a passport, travel overseas, get married, open a bank account, start certain kinds of business, get elective surg...More..

NBC Apologizes For Olympic Analyst's Remarks That Koreans Found Deeply Offensive
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

NBC Apologizes For Olympic Analyst's Remarks That Koreans Found Deeply Offensive

The Korea Herald : "Some say it's questionable whether Ramo has been even following the news leading up to the current Olympics, as some of the disputes between South Korea and Japan erupted even during the pr...More..

by | Monday, February 12, 2018

1266 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation

Iran, meanwhile, accused Israel of "lies" and said Syria had the right to "legitimate self-defence" in response to strikes. Afrin has been a major hideout for the PYD/PKK since July 2012 when the Assa...More..

Congress votes to end second United States government shutdown in three weeks
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Congress votes to end second United States government shutdown in three weeks

Trump took office. Stay with Northern Michigan's News Leader as we work to keep you updated. Despite bipartisan support for a massive budget agreement , Congress failed to approve a funding plan befor...More..

Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House

An inter-Korean summit would be the third of its kind, after Kim's father and predecessor Kim Jong Il met the South's Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun in 2000 and 2007 respectively, both of them in Pyongyang. In i...More..

Congress votes to end brief government shutdown
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Congress votes to end brief government shutdown

That's what prompted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to deliver a record-setting speech on Wednesday, and if the Senate eventually does pass the budget deal - which could happen after midnight - Pelosi...More..

Dems wrote FISA rebuttal memo to set up White House
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Dems wrote FISA rebuttal memo to set up White House

President Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russian Federation probe ...More..

Pence's bid to isolate North Korea at Olympics falls flat
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pence's bid to isolate North Korea at Olympics falls flat

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South, concludes its visit later on Sunday having charmed and intrigued the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over the North's sincerity towar...More..

South Korean president meets North Korean delegation
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

South Korean president meets North Korean delegation

Such a high-level meeting would have been unthinkable even a few months ago, but 2018 has seen an accelerated rapprochement between the two adversaries in the run up to the Games. South Korea, meanwhile, has do...More..

These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope

He has used the Winter Olympics , which opened in the South Korean area of PyeongChang on Friday, as a springboard for detente with North Korea. During their meeting, she invited him to visit North Korea. At...More..

US VP Pence skips Olympic dinner: Seoul
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

US VP Pence skips Olympic dinner: Seoul

Diplomacy and sports have mixed in an unprecedented way, as a historic visit made by Kim Jong-un's younger sister has paved the way for hope to better relations between the two Koreas. On Thursday, North Korea ...More..

Korea, lauds USA military strength during troop talk at Yokota
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Korea, lauds USA military strength during troop talk at Yokota

Moon did not respond directly to the invitation from Kim Jong Un, and urged Pyongyang to actively seek an "absolutely necessary" dialogue with Washington, Moon's spokesman said. Moon's office said he told Abe t...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Koreas Share Historic Handshake at Olympic Opening Ceremony

In their Olympic training, South Korean team played exhibition games against top USA college teams. Kim Yo Jong shook hands with Moon at the beginning of the ceremony. Still, North Korea's participation...More..

In Oman, Narendra Modi takes a swipe at Congress
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

In Oman, Narendra Modi takes a swipe at Congress

He then headed to Arafat Museum and wrote in the guest book saying that Arafat was a "special friend of India and his contribution to Palestine is historical". The leaders emphasised the importance of participa...More..

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

I appreciated the News-Herald editorial pointing out that the litigation working its way through our courts would not change the process by which the legislative and congressional maps are drawn to begin with. ...More..

Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison

Tahbaz, who was famous for hunting rams, deer and red deer through a private company called "Iran Safari", became a member of the Strategic Committee of Protecting Iranian Cheetah previous year. "The Tehran ...More..

Trump doubles down defense of aides who quit over domestic violence claims
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump doubles down defense of aides who quit over domestic violence claims

O'Donnell's tweet seemed to allude to the Michael Wolff book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which insinuates that President Trump is having an extramarital affair with someone in the White Hou...More..

Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hopes
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hopes

President Donald Trump refused to comment on the release of a much-anticipated US Middle East peace plan, suggesting that the Palestinian Authority was not interested in ending the conflict with Israel. The pap...More..

Five elephants killed due to train-hit in Assam
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Five elephants killed due to train-hit in Assam

Railway officials claimed the section where the elephants were crossing was not a notified elephant corridor and that a 30 kph speed restriction had been imposed on all trains based on inputs from the Forest De...More..

Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Conway Defends Trump Response To Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Aide

Kelly also drew Trump's ire last month when he seemed to suggest that the president was flip-flopping on his call for a border wall. "He says it didn't happen". In a separate development Saturday, Trump accused...More..

Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly

White House staff secretary Porter has resigned following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. Others insisted that while he was aware of the broad strokes of accusations against Porter, and w...More..

Israel Has Full Support in Defending Itself Following Iran Drone Incursion
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Israel Has Full Support in Defending Itself Following Iran Drone Incursion

Iranian involvement in the region is a disturbing threat to Israel and the entire world. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Saturday that the US was "deeply concerned about t...More..

Virginia, Villanova Among No. 1 Seeds in 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Preview
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Virginia, Villanova Among No. 1 Seeds in 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Preview

Those three teams along with Xavier were named the top seeds in the first preview of the March Madness bracket released Sunday. The Blue Devils were widely thought to be a strong candidate for a No. Michiga...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

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

Russian Federation imposed a block on Turkish flights over northern Syria last week after one of its jets... 'At this stage, we can say that one out of two helicopters was downed . "There has always been a m...More..

by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Afrin Op: Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down Near Syrian Border, Two Dead

In December, Moscow declared the defeat of all major Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist clusters in Syria and withdrew the bulk of its forces from the country. presence in Syria violates worldwi...More..

Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media

Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami , was terminated from her job the day after she married her partner, Natasha Hass (r.), in the Florida Keys on February 8, 2018. The state does have a law that makes s...More..

Trump Blocks Release of Democrats' Intelligence Memo
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump Blocks Release of Democrats' Intelligence Memo

The Republican president's decision - the latest controversy relating to an investigation that has hung over his year in office - infuriated Democrats. CNN reported Wednesday that Trump is expected to authori...More..

One killed, 12 injured as man attacks Beijing mall with knife
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

One killed, 12 injured as man attacks Beijing mall with knife

Three men and 10 women were taken to the hospital after the attack . Pictures from the scene showed blood splattered on the floor in part of the mall in the Chinese capital. Authorities usually blame such ...More..

Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose
by | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

The alleged incident took place on Saturday at Varela's mobile home in Martha Lake where the 18-year-old woman came over to party after recently breaking up with her boyfriend. As his co-workers told police, Va...More..