• United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

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 . Meanwhile, according to reports, there were anti-Korean unification protests outside the stadium. Japan and South Korea share a bitter history that in...

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  • Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks
Kim Jong Un invites SKorea pres for talks

In a surreal mixture of dignitaries, the Olympic Stadium's VIP box included Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam , sitting above and behind U.S. Kim now seems to have decided that his best hope for boosting North Korea's economy, without reversing progress on its nuclear programme, is to weaken the worldwide coalitio...

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  • Sorensen becomes second Trump aide to quit over abuse claims
Sorensen becomes second Trump aide to quit over abuse claims

A second White House staffer also resigned Friday night over an allegation of domestic abuse from a former spouse. The Washington Post reports speechwriter David Sorensen , who worked for President Trump's senior advisor Stephen Miller, resigned as the newspaper was working on a report of allegations by Sorensen's ex-wife, Jessica C...

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  • South Korea's Moon may be on brink of legacy-defining moment
South Korea's Moon may be on brink of legacy-defining moment

The delegation gave Moon a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting him to visit the North, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Moon had reaffirmed their shared stance of maximizing pressure on Pyongyang until it scraps its nuclear weapons program.

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  • President Abbas and India's Premier meeting focus of dailies — Newspaper Review
President Abbas and India's Premier meeting focus of dailies — Newspaper Review

He called for a need to be "alert and to use technology as a means to development and not destruction". "It's going to be tradition meeting technology", Suri said. Construction will soon begin in Abu Dhabi on the region's first traditional stone Hindu temple . "On Sunday, you will see a groundbreaking ceremony, which is going to be live-st...

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  • Protesters say 'Nunes must go' after release of controversial memo
Protesters say 'Nunes must go' after release of controversial memo

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted last week to only release the GOP memo . Trump tweeted on Sunday that while "the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on", the Republican memo " totally vindicates " him. Trump, who is in Florida for the weekend, took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence and denounce the investigation a day...

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  • Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map
Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

Wolf has until Thursday to tell the court if he supports it. Pennsylvania Democrats claim the new map does not substantially alter this status quo. "The Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate have agreed to a congressional district map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's order and opinion", GOP leaders said...

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  • Saudi women need not wear Abayas, top cleric in Saudi says By
Saudi women need not wear Abayas, top cleric in Saudi says By

It is the first time a senior cleric has made such a statement, which may form the basis of Saudi law in the future. Saudi women need not wear the abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith - a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom's efforts towards modernisation.

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  • President Donald Trump Frets For
President Donald Trump Frets For "Shattered Lives" Of Accused Abusers

The president said "it was very sad when we heard about it" and added that Porter is "also very sad". Porter, whose title was staff secretary, controlled material coming to the president and was frequently at Trump's side. The Washington Post first reported the allegations against Sorensen and his resignation. This comes after the former Celeb...

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  • Shock at sudden death of environmentalist in Iranian prison
Shock at sudden death of environmentalist in Iranian prison

He died in custody less than three weeks later, according a social media post from his son, who goes by the stage name King Raam. His son, musician Raam Emami, tweeted that his father was arrested on January 24, and that the news of his death was released to his mother, Maryam, on Friday.

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  • Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians
Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

Adelson, who backed Trump's presidential campaign with major financial contributions, is also a long-time friend and supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose rise to political prominence was aided by Israel Hayom's positive coverage.

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  • Assam: Speeding train kills 5 elephants
Assam: Speeding train kills 5 elephants

Locals also alleged that the train was on high speed and that the locals have also informed the nearest railway station about movement of elephants along the railway tracks. It may be mentioned here that there has been a manifold increase in the incidents of elephant crossings during the recent past and trains are constantly slowed down whenever an...

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  • Trump laments 'shattered lives' after aides resign
Trump laments 'shattered lives' after aides resign

The president's comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women and they came amid rampant White House finger-pointing about who knew what, and when, about the severity of the spousal abuse allegations.

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  • Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes
Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes

In a statement , the ministry said "of particular concern is the danger of escalation of tension within and around de-escalation zones in Syria , the creation of which has become an important factor in reducing violence on Syrian soil".

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  • Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly
Biden Blasts Trump for Wishing Disgraced Ex-Aide Properly

Kelly reportedly knew for months that Porter had not obtained a full security clearance due to the allegations. He gave no nod to the treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter's resignation , but which he vehemently denies.

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

Tennessee is ranked as the No. 4 seed for that region. Virginia is running away with the ACC even after a home overtime loss to Virginia Tech Saturday for its first conference defeat, and it has earned the respect of the committee with the No.

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  • Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says one of the country's military helicopters has been shot down near the border with Syria. Yet, on the other hand, you get caught in the middle whether there should be an independent Kurdish state in the northern part of Syria and Iraq.

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  • Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan
Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

The Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have reacted strongly to people who oppose the operation, and prosecutor's offices have initiated investigations into people who share social media messages critical of the operation.

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  • Trump says Democratic intelligence memo will 'be released soon'
Trump says Democratic intelligence memo will 'be released soon'

He is asking the Democrats to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department. John Kelly, White House chief of staff, said earlier this week that he told the lawyers reviewing the document to "get back to me" by the end of Thursday with their recommendation on whether President Donald Trump should release the memo.

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  • Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose
Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

Alyssa Mae Noceda , 18, was allegedly raped as she died from a drug overdose. "LOL I think she od'd, still breathing", he reportedly wrote in one message. After hearing this, a coworker went on Facebook and found a post written by Noceda's mother saying her daughter was missing. While at work, Varela told another employee about the incident he'...

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  • Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner
Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner

Carlota E. Morales. "We send our kids here because we want them to learn messages of love and I truly believe that Jesus's message is about love, compassion and acceptance and this is the opposite and that's very upsetting", said parent Rochelle Martin.

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  • Sword-wielding attacker wounds four at Indonesian church
Sword-wielding attacker wounds four at Indonesian church

According to one member of the congregation, Andhi Cahyo, a few minutes after the mass started another congregation member barged into the church with a bleeding head. The police have not been able to determine a motive, and are not sure if the attack was an act of terror. The incident was the latest attack in the world's most populous Muslim-maj...

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  • Nancy Pelosi Lauds Colorado DREAMer Marco Dorado in Epic House Speech
Nancy Pelosi Lauds Colorado DREAMer Marco Dorado in Epic House Speech

Pelosi's office confirmed to Capitol Hill reporters that she was wearing four-inch heels as she stood on the House floor for more than five hours. But as minority leader, Ms Pelosi had the right to speak for as long as she wished. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted the proposal was far from "a ideal bill", but called ...

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  • Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'

While that bill is expected to pass easily in the Senate, the House will be a tougher sell. The colossal bill, which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, is a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues as well as doling out disaster relief money and hiking the debt ceiling whic...

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

Syria's war has killed more than 340,000 people and displaced millions since it erupted in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says he will raise the US -led coalition's deadly airstrike on Syrian government-backed troops during closed consultations later Thursday in the U.N.

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