• 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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  • Conway defends White House aide accused of beating ex-wives
Conway defends White House aide accused of beating ex-wives

Conversations have been going on last week among White House staffers as to what a "post-Kelly world looks like", a source familiar with these discussions said, with Mulvaney seen as a leading contender to eventually replace Kelly . Trump also told reporters on Friday that Porter's departure was "very sad" and that "he did a very good job while h...

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  • Amazing Kane is
Amazing Kane is "a blessing and our future", says Pochettino

This is at least the third time (and probably more ) that they've broken the Premier League attendance record. "For me, it's a very disappointing result because the priority has to be to get into the Champions League from the Premier League [top-four finish]".

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  • Chavez: Kelly sets bad example in White House
Chavez: Kelly sets bad example in White House

White House spokesman Raj Shah had said on Thursday that Kelly was not "fully aware" of the extent of the allegations against Porter until photographs of one of his former wives with a black eye emerged on Wednesday. Sorensen's ex-wife Jessica Corbett told The Washington Post that while they were married, he ran a auto over her foot, ex...

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  • NBC apologizes after praise for Japan's 'example' angers Koreans
NBC apologizes after praise for Japan's 'example' angers Koreans

Japan occupied the Korean peninsula, now home to North and South Korea , from 1910 to 1945, a particularly brutal occupation for which Koreans harbor extreme resentment. NBC said in a statement Sunday it was gratified that local Olympic officials accepted the apology. NBC issued an apology a few hours later.

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  • 2 killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria
2 killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria

Security Council. No more details were given. Wednesday´s strikes hit at least six different locations in Eastern Ghouta, said the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman. Washington, however, opposes their autonomy plans, as does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. Some 90 per cent of the...

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  • Trump signs US budget bill to end government shutdown
Trump signs US budget bill to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year's second government shutdown hours after it started . Civilian spending is bumped to $591 billion for 2018 and $605 billion for 2019. Ultimately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., agreed to hold votes on an unspecified immigration bill in r...

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  • South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister
South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister

Earlier South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon had hosted a lunch for the Pyongyang delegation at a five-star hotel. The task of Pence's trip, created to distract the world's gaze from North and South Korea's Olympic unification, proved too hard to execute as remarkable images of a smiling Kim Yo Jong , North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's si...

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  • U.S. govt. shut down over budget disagreement
U.S. govt. shut down over budget disagreement

He praised the legislation for its increase in military spending , which he said was the "first time this has happened in a long time". Also means JOBS , JOBS, JOBS! Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. The budget part of the package was a bipartisan attempt by Senate leaders to end for many months, at least beyond November's midterm congressio...

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  • Trump declines to release Democratic memo
Trump declines to release Democratic memo

The move intensified extreme partisanship surrounding the Russian Federation investigation that is sparking suggestions that Trump is coordinating with Republicans to discredit Mueller's work. "I've read both memos", Amash tweeted . She tweeted that Trump's blocking the memo is "hypocrisy at its worst". His refusal to block the second memo, un...

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  • Pence did not stand for Korean delegation at Olympics opening ceremonies
Pence did not stand for Korean delegation at Olympics opening ceremonies

Pence said Friday that the USA 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. "I never thought I would visit (the South) so suddenly and believed much would be unusual and different but I saw many things that were simila...

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  • UN Chief Meets North Korean President at Olympics, Stresses Need for Dialogue
UN Chief Meets North Korean President at Olympics, Stresses Need for Dialogue

Moon was quoted as responding by saying, "let us make it happen by creating the necessary conditions in the future". The two Koreas marched in behind a white flag that was emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula depicted in blue. Instead, they said, Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers. But Pyongyang...

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  • Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say
Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say

The Lexington Herald Leader says sheriff officials identified the shooter as Joseph Nickell, whose vehicle was later discovered at an apartment complex where two more shooting victims were found. "I have worked in law enforcement for 34 years. This is one of the most disturbing acts of violence I have ever seen", he added. The identities of the ...

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  • North's 'army of beauties' seduces as Koreans' Olympics debut ends in tears
North's 'army of beauties' seduces as Koreans' Olympics debut ends in tears

US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country and South Korea are in complete agreement on the need to maintain pressure on North Korea. Lee's meeting with the members of North Korean delegation, including ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, will take place at the Grand Walkerhill hotel in Seoul , according to Yonhap news agency.

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