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by | February 12, 2018 | 12:43

Kim Yo Jong , sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, invited the South Korean President to the North in person. The Winter Olympics have driven a rapid rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, where fears of a new conflict mounted previous year as the nuclear-armed North carried out a series of missile tests and its most powerful atomic blast to date.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:48

Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion. "Whether North Korea does some action that pours cold water on the Olympic (reconciliation mood) is something to think about". It was their first joint march since 2007.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:44

At the the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday night, Kim Yo Jong sat behind Moon (and Pence) - but Saturday night, she and Kim Yong Nam sat next to Moon and IOC President Thomas Bach as they watched the unified Korean women's hockey team play their historic first game.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:30

He alleged that the Centre was working against the state by not completing the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal despite Supreme Court orders. "We are holding a high- level meeting tomorrow", Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhu said, according to a Hindustan Times report.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:19

The following day, Porter's former boss Donald Trump lamented the situation - but his sympathies clearly were with Porter rather than the women who say they were subject to his abuse. 'There are a lot of, I think, unsourced stories out there, but when it comes to those two individuals, the president has full confidence in their performance, ' Conway added.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:16

The entire CCTV footage of the incident has now gone viral on social media. Three people came, pushed us, abused and went to the restaurant on the first floor. An FIR was lodged against Singh and his friend under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of IPC.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:11

Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday. Meanwhile, a total of 12 Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded in "Operation Olive Branch" carried out by the Turkish army in Syria's Afrin district on February 10 and February 11, the Turkish Armed Forces announced in separate statements.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:51

South and North Koreans marched together under a unified flag at the Games' opening ceremony. Pyongyang is also sure to want concessions from Washington , such as a delay in U.S. Still, it wouldn't be South Korea if people weren't asking the perennial question when it comes to North Korea changing gears and showering its rival with apparent affection: What's in it for Pyongyang? The four DPRK delegates, who came to South Korea Friday and attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:49

Mr Joyce is now living with Ms Campion in Armidale, New South Wales, following the breakdown of his marriage of 24 years last year. "Maybe not in the short term but certainly in the medium term". Questions are now being asked about Ms Campion's employment during her time with the federal Nationals, after the media advisor previous year moved from Mr Joyce's office to the office of minister Matt Canavan and later to the office of Nationals whip Damian Drum.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:02

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. Western powers have expressed alarm over the government's campaign against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where 400,000 people have been besieged since 2013.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:01

Palaniswami chose to get Speaker P. Dhanapal to unveil her portrait in the Assembly hall alongside those of stalwarts including free India's first and last Governor General C Rajagopalachari and DMK founder C N Annadurai. "Since Ms Jayalalithaa has died, she could not serve the jail term", he said and condemned the move to unveil her portrait in the Assembly. As the AIADMK government is gearing up for the unveiling of the portrait DMDK president Vijayakanth said, "Jayalalithaa was convicted ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:57

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday foiled an attempt by two heavily armed militants to storm it's camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar area on Monday morning. "He challenged them and opened fire as well", a spokesman of the CRPF said. The attack comes close on the heels of the strike on the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu by a group of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, which left six people, including five Army personnel, dead and ten others injured.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:59

This is our capability. " Swayamsevaks will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and the Constitution permits", Bhagwat told RSS workers at Zila school ground in Muzaffarpur. "Members of RSS would then keep meeting one another as friends do as usual", added the 67-year-old leader as he outlined the objectives and duties of RSS activists.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:50

Like Canada in their game against the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, the USA dominated time of possession and put plenty of pucks on the net - out-shooting Finland by a 42-24 margin - but struggled to capitalize. They're sharing an apartment in the Olympic Village which Medvedeva said is stocked with a kettle and a range of teas for the many other skaters who drop in.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:48

Associated Press writers Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria , Suzan Fraser in Ankara , Turkey , and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed. Syrian regime jets continued to pound Eastern Ghouta Thursday, sending the death toll from a four-day assault on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus soaring past 220.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:32

The rare meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on Saturday comes after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where they took their place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:26

In barely a month since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surprised the world and said his nation was ready to join the Games, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has delayed military exercises, feted Kim's sister at the Pyeongchang Olympics and given conditional consent to a bilateral summit in the North.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:23

It's not yet publicly known what type of bomb it is, nor when the airport will reopen. The bomb was discovered on the King George V Dock of River Thames during planned development works, due to which a 241m exclusion zone was set up and the London City Airport was announced as closed.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:00

But his efforts have wider implications for South Korea's foreign policy, most notably its relationships with Japan and the US. It's unclear whether the occasion could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas to ease tensions.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:46

Democrats expressed outrage at the president's decision. But what if the Rep. Adam Schiff-authored memo contains so many classified poison pills that the administration had no choice but to kick it back to the House Intelligence Committee for necessary changes? "@RealDonaldTrump is not interested in transparency, he is interested in protecting himself and derailing the Russian Federation investigation".

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:21

Camera flashes; mobs of reporters: Through it all, Kim has maintained a placid smile - and despite Pence's stated intention to reinforce North Korea's isolation during his Olympic visit, the sister of the repressive regime's leader seems to have spent at least as much time with Moon as Pence did.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:13

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. To do that, the administration wants to put a single federal agency in charge of the permitting process for each project, so that there would be "one federal decision" on each project.

by | February 12, 2018 | 06:01

The mausoleum complex consists of Arafat's burial chamber, a prayer pavilion and landscaped gardens - all situated in a 6,550 sq. m. site. PM Modi's first visit to Palestine underlined India's independent relations with the two warring states in the region.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:57

A source inside the hotel , which hosted US President Donald Trump during a visit a year ago, earlier told AFP that all detainees had been removed from the property. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman of global renown, who also happens to be Prince Mohammed's cousin, was among those who reportedly settled.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:45

Mr Modi said, the world is our stage and millions of Indians are progressing to new heights. He later showed gratitude to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Ali Nahyan on behalf of 125 crore Indians for the construction of the big temple.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:27

Israel claims the whole of the city as its capital but the Palestinians want East Jerusalem , occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. Each year, around 700 Palestinian children are brought before Israeli military courts, and 25 Palestinian children have been subject to administrative detention - imprisonment without charge or trial - over the past two years.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:27

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned South Korean President Moon Jae-in not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, saying the North remains committed to developing nuclear weapons and missiles even while pursuing talks with the South.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:18

It's by far the most sustained public presence for Kim, who had been something of a mystery to many South Koreans , despite her known role in North Korea's politburo. "There are some who would not want to be in the same room together if it wasn't for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics". This time, the North's sudden peace overture may well be part a propaganda tactic aimed at taking advantage of the Moon government's engagement policy to improve its image and loosen worldwide sanctions ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:19

The Duke starters have seen incredibly heavy minutes totals of late, so getting the freshman a bit of rest in advance of a postseason run isn't a bad idea, regardless of injury. Tech is putting up just 65.6 points per game this season while allowing 65.8 per contest. The Blue Devils are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:49

South Korea said the two sides on Saturday had held "a comprehensive discussion ... on the inter-Korean relations and various issues on the Korean Peninsula in an amicable atmosphere", but did not say whether the North's weapons program had been mentioned.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:20

Moon's spokesman said the president's response to the invitation was: "Let us make it happen by creating the necessary conditions in the future". The handwritten invitation was delivered by Mr Kim's influential sister, Kim Yo-jong, at a landmark meeting in the presidential palace in Seoul , as the Winter Olympics opened.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:16

Kim Yo-jong and her delegation were greeted by government officials, including unification minister Cho Myong-gyon, before boarding a bullet train to Pyeongchang. North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit, Kim's sister told the South Korean leader.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:01

Adam Schiff (D-CA) told TPM through the committee's minority spokesperson that the wall would be a "terrible mistake". Another Republican member who spoke with CBS suggested the idea may have been spurred on by House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:52

South Korea and its northern neighbor allied to launch a hopeful message at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games 2018 with the two delegations parading together, shortly after their leaders greeted each other in the stands.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:41

Cyclone Gita is now a Category 4 but is expected to be a Category 5 when it hits Tonga about 7pm today. Acting Prime Minister Semisi Sika issued the nationwide alert , saying he was "satisfied that an emergency is happening or is about to happen in the kingdom".