• S. Korean unification minister hosts dinner meeting for ranking DPRK delegation
S. Korean unification minister hosts dinner meeting for ranking DPRK delegation

American skaters Lana Gehring and Maame Biney enjoyed the presence of the North Korean supporters. "We should firmly keep in mind that any talks where denuclearisation is not a precondition only buy North Korea more time to complete its nuclear capabilities while they fool us with their peace offensive façade", said Chang Je-won, spokesman fo...

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  • Rand holds steady as market watches for Jacob Zuma's exit
Rand holds steady as market watches for Jacob Zuma's exit

President Jacob Zuma seems to feel that the extent of corruption in Africa is not as bad as what is perceived or what reports suggest, while Ramaphosa calls it a "mammoth task" to deal with South Africa. "We are in a very hard space, and there's no doubt it requires a great deal of courage and moral strength to pass this moment", ANC deputy secret...

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  • Blackout Hits Northern Puerto Rico Following Explosion, Fire
Blackout Hits Northern Puerto Rico Following Explosion, Fire

Utility workers are racing to restore power on the island; Laura Ingle has the story for 'Special Report'. In many cases, power workers are repairing equipment that should have always been replaced but remained online due to the power authority's long financial crisis.

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  • Tillerson says US backs Egypt on security at start of regional tour
Tillerson says US backs Egypt on security at start of regional tour

The visit comes as Egypt is undertaking a major military operation in Sinai, where Islamic militants have been leading an insurgency for years, and in remote areas of the mainland where extremists have attacked security forces and civilians.

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  • Dense Mike Pence Continues His Hypocrisy In South Korea
Dense Mike Pence Continues His Hypocrisy In South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games of Pyeongchang were officially launched at the Opening Ceremony . "An early resumption of dialogue between the U.S. South Korean participants included senior officials Jeong Eui-yong, Jo Myong-gyoon and Im Jong-suk - the chief Presidential Secretary. The handwritten invitation to President Moon was delivered by ...

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  • Modi lands in Oman
Modi lands in Oman

This is a matter of great respect for the entire India and it is also a symbol of Palestine's friendship and goodwill for India. Saying that Palestinians were ready to engage in dialogue, Abbas said he was counting on India's support for negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

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  • WH Refutes Reports That General John Kelly Is Leaving Position
WH Refutes Reports That General John Kelly Is Leaving Position

According to the Washington Post , Sorensen denies the claims and said he was victimized by his wife. A second White House staffer in a week resigned Friday over domestic abuse claims, in a widening scandal that called into question the president's judgment and tainted his chief of staff John Kelly and longtime aide Hope Hicks .

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  • Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas' efforts to warm ties
Pence upstaged by 2 Koreas' efforts to warm ties

Moon responded to the invitation by suggesting the two countries "should accomplish this by creating the right conditions", adding that talks between North Korea and the United States were also needed, and requested that North Korea be more active in talking with the USA, according to the spokesman.

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  • Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one
Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

Tribal sources and local Pakistani officials confirmed Friday the strike took place a day earlier near the Afghan border in North Waziristan tribal district. Afghan officials say a Taliban attack has killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the southern province of Helmand. After the pullback, Taliban fighters seized a sizable amoun...

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  • 2 women killed, Detroit officer shot in standoff with barricaded gunman
2 women killed, Detroit officer shot in standoff with barricaded gunman

At 10:27 p.m. police got a call of shots fired on the east side at the 1900 block of Lamont Street. Police said a tenant in the apartment building the officer responded to, who was not the suspect, opened fire on the officer, striking Johnson in the head.

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  • Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row
Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row

The source said the trip would be "sometime after the Olympic Games", which are due to finish on February 25, and did not comment on the agenda for the visit. She also extended an invitation to President Moon to visit her brother in Pyongyang, which potentially sets up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007.

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  • Turkey detains 666 over social media criticism of Afrin operation
Turkey detains 666 over social media criticism of Afrin operation

Mr. Cavusoglu demanded concrete steps from the US, rather than promises. US national security adviser H.R. McMaster held talks on Sunday in Istanbul with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, the White House said , amid persistent tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Syria and other issues.

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  • Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named
Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named

It's unclear what caused the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Kenitzer said. The pilot, 42-year-old Scott Booth and passengers, 29-year-old Ellie Milward, 32-year-old Jonathan Udall and 39-year-old Jennifer Barham were all flown to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where they're listed in cr...

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  • Mohan Bhagwat's statement, disrespect to Constitution: Pinarayi
Mohan Bhagwat's statement, disrespect to Constitution: Pinarayi

Saying that Bhagwat's comments were in "poor taste, against Constitutional propriety", Pinanrayi Vijayan wrote on Facebook that Bhagwat had tried to belittle the Indian Army. However, the RSS claims that Bhagwat was not comparing Army with Sangh . While addressing Sangh workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muza...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight
Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla got the first gold of the entire 2018 Winter Olympics in the 15-kilometer cross-country skiathlon. The figure skating team event ended with the United States in third, adding a bronze medal to their total. However, it is still Norway atop the medal counter, and it is largely because of one event in particular. Simen Hegst...

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

Peter DeFazio of OR, the top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a Saturday radio address. The White House provided some details in a background call with reporters over the weekend and his administration has provided other guidance in recent weeks.

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  • Pence raises prospect of USA talks with North Korea -…
Pence raises prospect of USA talks with North Korea -…

Most notably, Kim sat directly behind U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at Friday night's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, creating the unique image of two top officials whose governments have been locked in a loud argument, suddenly seated just feet away from each other.

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  • Iraqi reconstruction to cost $88 billion
Iraqi reconstruction to cost $88 billion

Baghdad declared victory against IS in December, after nearly three years of war against the jihadist group that left large swathes of the country destroyed and millions displaced. Officials said housing was an urgent priority - the war damaged some 138,000 housing units, of which half had been completely destroyed. The fighting left large swathes ...

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  • Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila
Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila

However, those who wish to stay in Kuwait will be allowed to do so. Bello, for his part, assured Filipino workers who would be repatriated from Kuwait, as well as those who would be affected by the ban that they will be assisted in finding alternative employment in the Philippines or overseas.

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  • Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs
Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs

Mr Drum's taxpayer-funded staffing allocation was reportedly boosted by one to accommodate Ms Campion. The Prime Minister said Mr Joyce had made it clear the employment of Ms Campion was never discussed with him or the prime minister's office.

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  • 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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