• Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea
Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

Between the lunch and talks, they spent nearly three hours together. Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for President Moon, told a televised press briefing that Kim Yo Jong , the younger sister of the DPRK leader, delivered a letter of Kim Jong Un to Moon showing Kim's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations.

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  • S Africa's ANC party to hold meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma
S Africa's ANC party to hold meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma

Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges after nine years in power. The occasion of Ramaphosa's speech was heavy with symbolism because he spoke from the same balcony where Mandela spoke on February 11, 1990, after he was released from prison by the white minority government of the time.

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  • Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster spotted floating in space
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster spotted floating in space

David Bowie's "Life on Mars " was playing in the background, obviously. The somewhat unusual payload is part of the Falcon Heavy's maiden flight, and the vehicle was originally destined for a trip around Mars . They didn't stop there. The Falcon Heavy is price-listed at $90 million, a bargain in the business of rockets. With the prospect an adv...

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  • South and North Korean officials continue exchange during Olympics
South and North Korean officials continue exchange during Olympics

The North Koreans were to fly back to Pyongyang later Sunday on a private jet, wrapping up a three-day trip. South Korean officials have said Moon was invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday.

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  • Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump
Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump

President Trump made the controversial announcement on December 6 a year ago, instructing the State Department to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. Trump said he could understand why a number of other presidents who made moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem a campaign pledge, "bailed on their promise", because "I will tell yo...

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  • North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind
North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, in Pyeongchang to represent the USA, were seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation. Kim Yo Jong , left, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

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  • Michigan Basketball: Highlights and reaction from win over Wisconsin
Michigan Basketball: Highlights and reaction from win over Wisconsin

Unfortunately, Nebraska sits a game ahead of them and has the head-to-head win over the Wolverines as well. And a loss to Wisconsin certainly would have been bad. The victory was important for a few reasons. "One of those things that plays into it is shooting 36 percent in the first half", Gard said. Unlike many of their most recent games, the ...

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  • Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade
Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade

They met the unified Korea team and took group pictures with the players on the rink after the game. "Obviously, it's in the back of our heads that this goes bigger than just hockey and this combined team", defenseman Marissa Brandt said Friday.

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  • Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week
Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week

Turkish jets on February 11 destroyed targets in northwestern Syria within the range of the southern Turkish border district of Hatay. State-run Anadolu Agency reported, the chopper had crashed in the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay however Yıldırım said the incident took place in Syria's northern Afrin province in their initial s...

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  • Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit
Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit

It was a sharp, but possibly fleeting, contrast with many months of rising tensions connected to the North's continued development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Pence had arrived in South Korea for the opening of the Olympics with a clear intention to isolate North Korea. VP hangs out with USA athletes instead of dining with Kim regim...

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  • BJP supports, Opposition parties decry Jayalalithaa portrait unveiling
BJP supports, Opposition parties decry Jayalalithaa portrait unveiling

The affair of unveiling a portrait of former Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inside the state Assembly split the political spectrum along lines of propriety, with the ruling AIADMK faction hailing the leader as a "powerful figure in politics", and arch-rival DMK condemning it for celebrating someone convicted of amassing wealth beyond kn...

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  • Albert Adomah on target for Aston Villa in English Championship
Albert Adomah on target for Aston Villa in English Championship

N'Doye clearly wasn't happy with the defender's involvement and proceeded to handle Terry by his neck. The game finished 2-0 to Aston Villa which sees them move into an automatic promotion place and extend their winning streak to seven wins in a row.

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  • Attack on Srinagar CRPF camp foiled, encounter underway
Attack on Srinagar CRPF camp foiled, encounter underway

Combing operations underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp. Earlier in the day, a fierce encounter broke out between terrorists and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning following a thwarted bid to attack a camp here.

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  • Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters
Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters

The UN humanitarian coordinator, Panos Moumtzis, has made this appeal but with no avail. Aid workers there say several hospitals have been bombed, some a couple of times in a largely successful effort to put them out of service and deter civilians from using them.

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

The first phase of the purge ended last month, with officials reaching settlement deals valued at more than $100 billion with many of those held in return for not pressing formal charges against them. The hotel includes a bowling alley, ballrooms and massive indoor pools. The attorney general has said the government had arranged to seize more tha...

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  • Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut
Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony. Kim Yo-jong arrived in South Korea on Friday with Kim Yong-nam, the North's nominal head of state, for the Games opening ceremony in Pyeo...

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  • North Korea is winning the Olympics - and it's not because of sports
North Korea is winning the Olympics - and it's not because of sports

The KCNA report cited Moon as saying inter-Korean relations should be mended by the parties concerned "at any cost as indicated by Chairman Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address". Mr Moon said the Koreas should "make it happen" and encouraged the North to return to negotiations with the US. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim...

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  • 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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