VP Mike Pence did not stand for unified Korea at Opening Ceremony

In a meeting with Moon a day before, Pence said his country will continue to put maximum pressure on the North until the reclusive state comes to the dialogue table to discuss its "permanent" and "irreversible" denuclearisation. "He [Pence] could h... More..

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India, UAE condemn state sponsorship of terrorism
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

India, UAE condemn state sponsorship of terrorism

Even as Modi dramatically tightens India's ties with Israel, New Delhi has continued its long-standing support of the Palestinians in worldwide forums. "We have been and are still ready for negotiations", h...More..

Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico

The island's utility company said electricity had been restored to 75% capacity after Hurricane Maria decimated the USA territory in late September. It was not immediately known what caused the fire. Puerto Ric...More..

Cyberattack Hits Winter Games Opening Ceremony
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Cyberattack Hits Winter Games Opening Ceremony

While he was in South Korea , Pence opted to ignore the North Koreans but didn't avoid meeting with them, the official said . In South Korea and beyond, commentators are taken with Kim's surprisingly stylis...More..

Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations

Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly , had defended Porter on Tuesday as "a man of true integrity and honor" and "a friend, confidante and trusted professional". She said she was physically assaulted in 2010 wh...More..

U.S. ready to talk with North Korea, Pence says
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

U.S. ready to talk with North Korea, Pence says

During the visit, Kim Yo Jong had delivered a letter from her brother asking South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at his earliest convenience. 9, 2018. "I was encouraged by the affirmation of...More..

North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show

There were previously two such landmark meetings - the first held between late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in 2000, and the second between President Roh Moo-hyun an...More..

US Drone Assassinates Top Pakistani Taliban Commander
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

US Drone Assassinates Top Pakistani Taliban Commander

He is expected to operate in South Waziristan, on the Afghan border, home to Pakistani, afghan and Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists group. Washington has designated Sajna a global terrorist. He said another command...More..

US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize

Pence said Friday that the US would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program, and he was silent Saturday on the news of the invitation . Wa...More..

Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin

Turkish army tanks enter Afrin, an enclave in northern Syria controlled by USA -allied Kurdish fighters, in Hassa, Hatay, Turkey , Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Washington has expected tough talks between Tillerso...More..

Law student lynched to death, main accused arrested
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Law student lynched to death, main accused arrested

Police teams in riot gear were called in to control the students, all of whom were from Allahabad University, NDTV reported. Police have arrested a waiter of the restaurant for the crime while the main accu...More..

Olympics show US and South Korea out of sync on North Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Olympics show US and South Korea out of sync on North Korea

South Korea suggested the formation of a joint team as part of its efforts to use the Games to re-engage with the North and pave the way for talks over the North's weapons program. Douglas Paal, a former senio...More..

Gunman barricaded after 2 women killed, officer wounded
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Gunman barricaded after 2 women killed, officer wounded

When they arrived, they discovered three people had been shot. Police say two gunmen are barricaded in two houses next door to each other. The officer is hospitalized and his condition is not known. It is b...More..

Trump Infrastructure Plan Wants to Stop 'Overreliance' on Federal Money
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump Infrastructure Plan Wants to Stop 'Overreliance' on Federal Money

The first is that the country has been under-investing in infrastructure , leading a state of growing disrepair. "I'm anxious about the infrastructure bill because instead of the federal government doing wha...More..

PD: 3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon; 4 injured
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

PD: 3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon; 4 injured

He said first responders and rescuers had arrived at the scene within 30 minutes of the crash: "Without their valiant and diligent efforts to stabilize and rescue the survivors under extreme conditions, we may ...More..

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's President To North Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's President To North Korea

Tensions between the two soared past year as Pyongyang tested missiles capable of reaching the US mainland and its most powerful nuclear device to date, while Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump traded pe...More..

Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila

OWWA said 220 OFWs arrived via Philippine Airlines (PAL) PR669 while Gulf Air flight GF154 carried the second batch of 102 Filipino workers. To date, some 2,229 Filipinos have been issued travel documents, an...More..

Iraq seeks US$88.2b for reconstruction, says minister
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Iraq seeks US$88.2b for reconstruction, says minister

Rebuilding Iraq after three-years of war with the so-called Islamic State (IS) will cost $88.2 billion, just under half of the country's 2016 GDP ( World Bank ), according to Iraqi officials at an worldwide con...More..

'Australia not a country' professor sacked
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

'Australia not a country' professor sacked

She told Arnold that the "error made it almost impossible" for her to have accurately completed the assignment. A BAFFLED student failed her university assignment because her lecturer didn't believe Austral...More..

National Leadership Under A Cloud
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

National Leadership Under A Cloud

Mr Joyce's relationship with his now pregnant former staffer Vikki Campion, 33, was publicly confirmed last week just two months after he told parliament his 24-year marriage was over. A spokesman for the prime...More..

N. Korean orchestra serenades S. Koreans amid protest
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

N. Korean orchestra serenades S. Koreans amid protest

Just before the opening ceremony , Kim Yong Nam attended a dinner for visiting foreign dignitaries hosted by Moon. The move to bring the two nations together for the ice hockey tournament has not been univer...More..

South African rand firms ahead of ANC meeting on Zuma's fate
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

South African rand firms ahead of ANC meeting on Zuma's fate

The ANC is trying to wrap up a deal for Zuma to resign so that his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa , who became the party leader in December, can restore investor confidence and public support for the ANC as it gea...More..

More images of Falcon Heavy's launch and booster landings
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

More images of Falcon Heavy's launch and booster landings

As there is a version that the air force and NASA had nothing to run, and that was the reason for the refusal. "The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster , playing 'Space Oddity, ' on a billion year ellip...More..

Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump

The PA has argued that the Trump administration was no longer qualified to play the role of honest broker in any peace process due to its "bias" in favor of Israel. "I don't know frankly if we are going to even...More..

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

The Winter Olympics have driven a rapid rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, where fears of a new conflict mounted past year as the nuclear-armed North carried out a series of missile tests and its most power...More..

by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Pence raises prospect of United States talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions

And Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, made history by becoming the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War in the mid-20th century. Kim Yo Jong is 28 years old, according to t...More..

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

Kim delivered the North Korean leader's invitation to the South Korean President for a summit in the North Korean capital at the earliest possible opportunity, though it remains unclear if Moon has accepted it....More..

Turkish Helicopter Downed in Afrin, Erdogan Promises 'Harsh Response'
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Turkish Helicopter Downed in Afrin, Erdogan Promises 'Harsh Response'

Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria . Turk...More..

Joint Korean hockey team should win Nobel Peace Prize — IOC member
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Joint Korean hockey team should win Nobel Peace Prize — IOC member

Moon assured Pence he would tell the North Koreans clearly that they would not get economic or diplomatic benefits for just talking - only for taking concrete steps toward denuclearization. Pence did not int...More..

Will you oppose Jayalalithaa's portrait in Tamil Nadu Assembly?
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Will you oppose Jayalalithaa's portrait in Tamil Nadu Assembly?

However, the main Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Congress did not attend the ceremony. Ms Jayalalithaa's portrait was the 11th leader to adorn the walls of the Assembly. Palaniswami had earlie...More..

Boy, 5, swept away by fast-flowing river, dies in hospital
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Boy, 5, swept away by fast-flowing river, dies in hospital

Kayden McGowan fell into the Braid River in Ballymena, County Antrim around 1pm. The boy was recovered from the water and brought by air ambulance to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children just after 3p...More..

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed

McMaster, Trump's national security advisor, met with Ibrahim Kalin, deputy secretary general and spokesperson of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his visit to Istanbul . The clash marked a fresh es...More..

Srinagar CRPF camp attack foiled, 1 jawan killed: Top 10 developments
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Srinagar CRPF camp attack foiled, 1 jawan killed: Top 10 developments

The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up militants , a police officer said. Loud gunshots can be heard intermittently, as security forces...More..

RSS ready to fight on border: Mohan Bhagwat
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

RSS ready to fight on border: Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat's statement comes at a time when the Indian Army has been fighting terror in Srinagar and Jammu. "It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it". "In fact, he sai...More..

Turkish Troops Killed As Helicopter Downed: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Turkish Troops Killed As Helicopter Downed: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

In Damascus, the official SANA news agency said the local fighters were battling militants from the so-called Islamic State and the USA -backed SDF in the area. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia s...More..

Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea

Pence also invited as his Olympics guest the father of USA college student Otto Warmbier, who died after he was imprisoned by North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster. Hundreds of protestors gathered in...More..

Winter Olympics 2018: Protesters burn North Korean flag before concert in Seoul
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: Protesters burn North Korean flag before concert in Seoul

Seen by some as her brother's answer to American first daughter Ivanka Trump, Kim, 30, is not only a powerful member of Kim Jong Un's kitchen cabinet but also a foil to the perception of North Korea as antiqu...More..

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

A number of road cordons are in place, and motorists planning to travel through this part of Newham borough are urged to seek alternative routes. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have set up a 214m exclusi...More..

Barcelona v Getafe preview: Ernesto Valverde faces selection headache
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Barcelona v Getafe preview: Ernesto Valverde faces selection headache

Barcelona stumbled for the second consecutive weekend in the league on Sunday, being held 0-0 by Getafe and seeing Atletico move within seven points of the lead. With Thomas Vermaelen out, Colombian global...More..

Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats

All signs point to committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes , CBS reports. "And now the Democrats are doing their memo, and we're in memo hell", Rooney told the Post . The report about the wall comes amid the incr...More..

BJP Will From Next Government in Tripura, Says Amit Shah
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

BJP Will From Next Government in Tripura, Says Amit Shah

The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt previous year in the state after six of its MLAs joined the BJP, has formed an alliance with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the Nation...More..

Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible N.Korea summit
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible N.Korea summit

A Reuters analysis shows there has been a gradual decline in conventional weapons on display since 2012, Kim Jong Un's first parade as leader, and a move to showcase more sophisticated weapons such as ballis...More..

Trump won't release memo because it refutes 'claim of vindication': Schiff
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump won't release memo because it refutes 'claim of vindication': Schiff

After the House Intelligence Committee voted on a Monday to make that document public, Trump authorized its release swiftly on a Friday afternoon. Democrats also said it was questionable that the White Hou...More..

Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

It's too early to say, Mattis said, "if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tension - if that's going to have any traction once the Olympics are over". A senior Japanese defense official said North Korea's Ga...More..

Trump's infrastructure plan doesn't favor Gateway tunnel project
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Trump's infrastructure plan doesn't favor Gateway tunnel project

Trump is set to host a meeting with state and local officials on his proposal Monday, but it is not clear if any of them will be from NY. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump is set Monday to unveil a program to...More..

Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public

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. Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-...More..

Modi on Palestine, West Asia tour to balance growing ties with Israel
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Modi on Palestine, West Asia tour to balance growing ties with Israel

India and Jordan enjoy friendly ties since diplomatic relations were established in 1950, Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed via v...More..

PM Modi addresses Non resident Indians in Muscat
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

PM Modi addresses Non resident Indians in Muscat

Prime Minister also formally laid foundation of first Hindu temple in UAE through teleconferencing. The sprawling temple, spread over an area of 55,000 square meters will be located off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sh...More..

Israelis, Palestinians not looking to make peace
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Israelis, Palestinians not looking to make peace

Relations between Washington and the Palestinians have been severely strained since Trump's December decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the American embassy there. About 600,000 Isra...More..

N Korean 'First Sister' Returns Home After Sensational Appearance at Olympics
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

N Korean 'First Sister' Returns Home After Sensational Appearance at Olympics

They were seated beside the Moons and next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife. Kim Yo Jong, 28, is the first member of the ruling Kim family bearing the bloodline of the sacred Mount Paektu, a...More..