• Donald Trump to unveil smarter, faster US$1.5 trillion infrastructure plan
Donald Trump to unveil smarter, faster US$1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

The White House will unveil a plan to increase infrastructure spending by $1.5 trillion that relies heavily on state and local governments, a senior administration official revealed Sunday. Over the past year, Democrats have accused Trump of seeking to create the $200 billion infrastructure fund by proposing cuts to other infrastructure-related p...

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  • Ernesto Valverde: 'Fatigue to blame for Barcelona stalemate with Getafe'
Ernesto Valverde: 'Fatigue to blame for Barcelona stalemate with Getafe'

Getafe brought on former Arsenal and Crystal Palace midfielder Mathieu Flamini for Angel with 12 minutes to go in an attempt to close out the game and they were indebted to their goalkeeper for some impressive late saves. "It is positive news that the two centre-backs, Yerry and Digne, have been quite good", Valverde said. Yerry Mina, who ...

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  • House Intel Republicans to build a wall separating GOP, Dem staffers
House Intel Republicans to build a wall separating GOP, Dem staffers

Thomas J. Rooney (R-Fla.), is that "in a normal world" the panel would have simply interviewed the Justice Department officials who approved the surveillance applications, like Deputy Attorney General Rod J. The wall controversy comes after a year of turmoil on the committee, during which Nunes has been accused of repeatedly seeking to undermine ...

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  • BJP Will From Next Government in Tripura, Says Amit Shah
BJP Will From Next Government in Tripura, Says Amit Shah

Mr. Shah led an eight-km roadshow and addressed meetings in which he sought votes for the State's "transformation". The BJP is contesting 51 out of the 60 Assembly seats, while its ally, Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), is fighting on nine seats.

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  • Pence raises prospect of United States talks with North Korea
Pence raises prospect of United States talks with North Korea

Guterres was also in "the same general area" as a number of other North Korean officials including Kim Yo Jong "but they were never in any personal contact with each other", Haq said . The North's KCNA news agency, reporting on a military parade in Pyongyang the previous day, introduced armed forces minister Kim Jong Gak as vice marshal and direct...

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  • President won't release Democrat memo for now
President won't release Democrat memo for now

Marc Short, White House legislative director, said the president believes Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the author of the memo , intentionally put "methods and sources that he knew would need to be redacted" into the document.

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"My politics will definitely not be saffron" Kamal Haasan

Meanwhile Kamal Haasan planned to tour Tamil Nadu, beginning with his hometown of Ramanathapuram, on February 21. CHENNAI Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan , who identifies as a "rationalist", has ruled out an alliance with his colleague Rajinikanth if the colour of latter's politics turns out to be saffron.

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  • North Korea invites South to first official talks in 10 years
North Korea invites South to first official talks in 10 years

Hoping to discern what she's thinking, analysts pored over video of her eyes, and remarked on the tilt of her chin. Critics say it's unclear whether revived dialogue between the Koreas could lead to immediate breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate when it seems unlikely that the North would be willing to give up its nukes under any deal.

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  • Modi Voices Support for Palestinian State in West Bank Visit
Modi Voices Support for Palestinian State in West Bank Visit

He later delivered the keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai , where he described his government's work. This marks PM Modi's first official visit with Edouard Philippe. Modi also is set to visit Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The two countries also signed an agreement on cooperation between Foreign Service Institute, Minis...

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  • Israel Might Not Be Looking To Make Peace, Trump Tells Israeli Newspaper
Israel Might Not Be Looking To Make Peace, Trump Tells Israeli Newspaper

But when asked about the US peace plan, he said, "Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace". Palestinians collect aid parcels at a United Nations food distribution center in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, January 28, 2018. "So that's where I think Canada needs to go".

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  • Kim's sister ends Olympic visit, leaving South to mull offer
Kim's sister ends Olympic visit, leaving South to mull offer

The cheer squad earned a round of applause from the South Koreans in the crowd for singing "North and South Korea are one" when Moon and Pence arrived, giving the crowd a wave before taking their seats. "North Korea is skilfully driving a wedge between the U.S., Japan and South Korea". The North Korean invitation puts Moon in a hard position as...

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  • TC Gita: Tonga declares state of emergency
TC Gita: Tonga declares state of emergency

The latest cyclone warning said Niue was likely to experience damaging winds, heavy rain and squally thunderstorms and damaging heavy swells as Gita approached. The acting chief meteorologist at Tonga Met service, Gary Vite, said that Gita could become a Category 4, severe tropical cyclone , by the time it reaches the kingdom.

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  • Kim Jong Un's sister aims to score playing charm game
Kim Jong Un's sister aims to score playing charm game

Pence, who led the U.S. delegation, was seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, seated a row behind. This will be the largest Winter Games in history, with 2,800 athletes due to compete in a record 102 events, but ...

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  • Kim Jong Un Has Invited The South Korean President To Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un Has Invited The South Korean President To Pyongyang

The delegation is scheduled to watch a concert in Seoul , performed by the visiting North Korean art troupe consisted of 140 artists, together with President Moon, before returning home later in the day. Yo-jong's visit to the South was the first visit by a member of the ruling Kim family ever since the Korean War ended in 1953. Past "charm of...

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  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony
Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony

Japan and South Korea share a bitter history that includes Japan's 1910-45 colonization of the peninsula and the use of comfort women, Japan's euphemism for women - many of them Korean - forced to work in its wartime brothels. Security for anything involving the North Koreans has been exceptionally tight. It was set to be followed by a lunch h...

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  • Qld lightning strike injures man in shower
Qld lightning strike injures man in shower

A man was shocked while taking a shower after lightning struck nearby his house in Ferny Grove in Brisbane's north-west about 6.45pm. The wild weather, after a day of baking heat across much of Queensland, generated more than 265,000 lightning strikes.

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  • Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria
Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

Besides Egypt, Tillerson also will visit Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in coming days, where he will engage with a grab bag of the most complicated and sensitive issues embroiling the region. Tillerson will seek to focus the coalition on its priorities, many of whose members are increasingly distracted by national interests in Iraq and Syria.

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  • Moon takes Kim's sister out
Moon takes Kim's sister out

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. "This small step will pave the way for inter-Korean peace", 44-year-old office worker Oh Eun Seok said. Jo Yong Sam, department director general of North Korea's foreign ministry, said Thurs...

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  • Germany: Merkel calls for younger ministers in new government
Germany: Merkel calls for younger ministers in new government

Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she intends to serve another full term as German chancellor, and denied that the "painful" concessions she was forced to make to the Social Democrats (SPD) during coalition negotiations have undermined her authority.

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  • Kim Jong-Un Invites South Korea's President To Summit Meeting
Kim Jong-Un Invites South Korea's President To Summit Meeting

During the meeting, Kim Yo-jong, in her capacity as special envoy of the North's leader, handed a personal letter from the leader to Moon and invited him to visit the North at a time convenient to him, according to South Korean officials.

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  • N. Korean Delegation Visits Presidential Office in Seoul
N. Korean Delegation Visits Presidential Office in Seoul

The delegation, led by North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, includes Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un. A White House official explained to The Associated Press that "Pence stood only for the US team, despite other people in the box standing and applauding when athletes from the two Koreas walked in together".

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  • I was horrified by Porter allegations
I was horrified by Porter allegations

That prompted a sharp rebuke from Democrats like Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who slammed the White House's "culture of misogyny". At issue is whether Hicks, who also served as communications director during the campaign, relaxed her judgment owing to her relationship with Porter.

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  • US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize
US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize

Pence was seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , with Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, seated a row behind. The letter delivered by "Special envoy Kim Yo-jong" stated her brother's "wish to improve inter-Korean relations", Moon's spokesman Kim E...

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  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks
Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, back in Washington after attending the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

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  • Pence, Moon discuss N. Korea's charm offensive
Pence, Moon discuss N. Korea's charm offensive

Shortly after leaving Pyeongchang, Pence told reporters on Air Force Two that he had set out on the trip "to express American resolve regarding North Korea ". At the short track speed skating and the ice hockey stadium twin cohorts of the Kim Jong-un Girls Choir demonstrated the art of synchronised devotion irrespective of outcomes.

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