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Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang

Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang The South Korean presidential office said Mr. Moon had encouraged North Korea to have dialogue with the U.S.as well. "We wanted the North Koreans to see the vice president, Abe and Moon sitting directly in front of them for the opening ceremonies, and it would show that that alliance is strong". [Full Article...]

Passenger plane crashes near Moscow with 71 aboard

Passenger plane crashes near Moscow with 71 aboard There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, TASS reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, which handles serious crimes,... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics: Men's downhill pushed to Monday due to high winds

Winter Olympics: Men's downhill pushed to Monday due to high winds The first race of the 11-event Alpine program was scheduled for Sunday. High winds create risks for racers. Gusting winds of up to 39 knots (72 kilometres per hour) have been forecast for Sunday through until Tuesday at Jeongseon, well past the point at which the gondola that moves the skiers to the top of the mountain can not function. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp activated a payment system between users (UPI Based)

WhatsApp activated a payment system between users (UPI Based) However, WhatsApp's support for payments is highly anticipated because of the app's huge popularity among Indian users. The feature is now in beta, according to sources familiar with the company's plans, but hasn't been publicly announced because it's not widely available at this time. [Full Article...]

Indian PM Modi visits UAE to boost bilateral ties

Indian PM Modi visits UAE to boost bilateral ties Modi became the first Indian leader in history to visit Israel in July previous year, with the two states signing deals on cybersecurity and energy. The Palestinian leader said he was counting on India's support for multi-country sponsorship of future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which could replace the United States as the sole mediator to the conflict. [Full Article...]

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC as Army battles terror attack at Sunjwan

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC as Army battles terror attack at Sunjwan The borders - IB and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing flare-up in exchange of fire between the rival armies of India and Pakistan . There was no casualty in the firing in Manjakot and Balakote sectors on Sunday, the official said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Human Rights lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Pakistan Human Rights lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest In a statement on Sunday, PM Abbasi lauded Asma's contributions towards upholding rule of law, democracy and safeguarding human rights. He termed her demise as a great loss for the legal fraternity and has prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and for the courage of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. [Full Article...]

Egypt military operation kills 16 militants in Sinai Peninsula

Egypt military operation kills 16 militants in Sinai Peninsula Border guards and naval forces were securing the Suez Canal to make sure navigation through the worldwide waterway was not affected, the statement said. "The wide spread of the Egyptian Armed Forces in the Sinai will leave no presence to a single militant", an army source who preferred to remain anonymous told Egypt Independent on Sunday. [Full Article...]

We Are Tired of Foreigners, Coming to Win Lagos City Marathon - Ambode

We Are Tired of Foreigners, Coming to Win Lagos City Marathon - Ambode The "king" of soccer Okocha was excited before the start of the 10 km marathon race in the ancient City of Lagos. "I was here last year and I enjoyed myself and there is no way I would have missed it this year, so that is why I am here, " he said. [Full Article...]

2 killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria

2 killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria Twently-eight Turkish troops were so far killed since operation Olive Branch was launched on January 20. "Two fearless members of armed forces martyred", Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to Anadolu. State-run news agency Anadolu said the incident happened in the southern border province of Hatay, with private run Dogan news agency saying authorities were trying to reach t... [Full Article...]

BJP workers vandalise residence of Patnaik's private secretary

BJP workers vandalise residence of Patnaik's private secretary Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has strongly condemned the incident and said, "it is absolutely shocking that some members of a national party were involved in the incident, IAS Officers' Association, IPS Officers' Association, OAS Officers' Association and other employee associations in the state have condemned the incident and demanded strong action against those involved in the incident. [Full Article...]

Syria condemns 'US massacre' after strikes kill 100 pro-regime fighters

Syria condemns 'US massacre' after strikes kill 100 pro-regime fighters In response to the Syrian government's attack on United States-backed rebels, a USA -led coalition targeted pro-regime forces in airstrikes on Wednesday. "Assad's regime is corrupt, and his methods of governance and economic development have increasingly excluded certain ethnic and religious groups", Tillerson added. [Full Article...]

Man arrested in shooting death of teenager north of Denver

Man arrested in shooting death of teenager north of Denver Bollinger had been missing since December 28, when she left home around noon and never returned. "So, looking through all of that data, conducting numerous interviews, we were able to develop and identify Joseph Lopez". The court document further quotes Lopez as saying that after they drove to a secluded spot, he shot Bollinger after they both got down on their knees and said a prayer, the station... [Full Article...]

Snow and freezing rain on the way for southern Ontario

Snow and freezing rain on the way for southern Ontario The bad news is it's looking like off-and-on flurries for most of the weekend, leading to possible ice pellets and/or freezing rain on Sunday. Roads, sidewalks, bridges and parking lots may become slippery. According to the weather agency, the snow will begin falling later this morning or early this afternoon and will persist into the evening. Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain fallin... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

Kim Yo Jong earlier on Friday became the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Perhaps the most intriguing geopolitical news to come out of the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, held in PyeongChang, South Korea, might be the fact that the two Korean states made a decision to unify on the global stage for the occasion. [Full Article...]

United, They Fall: Korean Hockey Team Loses, 8-0, in Olympic Debut

Pence's tweeted day-after position: "The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage". Japan's focus is now likely to be on fortifying trilateral cohesion with South Korea and the United States. Jong Su-Hyon from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK ) and South Korean forward Han Soo-jin contributed the team's tw... [Full Article...]

Pak Taliban commander killed in U.S. drone strike

Pak Taliban commander killed in U.S. drone strike The slain commander was also believed to be closely linked to the Haqqani network blamed for staging high-profile terrorist attacks against local and USA -led forces in Afghanistan . Pakistan opposes USA drone strikes, saying they violate its sovereignty. Janjua's visit to Kabul was part of a larger dialogue many Afghans saw it as a response to their accusations against Islamabad . [Full Article...]

BJP MPs given booklet on global media take on Modi's WEF trip

BJP MPs given booklet on global media take on Modi's WEF trip BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who has compiled the magazine-format booklet of about 60 pages, said "positive" coverage of Modi's visit in the global media has underlined that "his leadership has been acknowledged not only in India but also across the world". [Full Article...]

South African Ruling Party Leaders to Meet amid Zuma Limbo

South African Ruling Party Leaders to Meet amid Zuma Limbo UMsholozi did not join the ANC in 1991, jumped ship nor hip hopped between the struggle and wealth accumulation. He will finish what he started because he does not take orders beyond the Atlantic Ocean #mattersofthestomach (sic)". "Government issues and ANC issues are not family issues, therefore the family does not have anything to say regarding this". This is according to a report in the Sund... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm unveils operator and OEM modem partners

Qualcomm unveils operator and OEM modem partners The 5G compliant announcement hits the news the same day that Qualcomm rejected Broadcom's latest acquisition proposal , which has been described as its "best and final offer". But to make any use of that, smartphones and other mobile devices need to actually support it. "Moreover, many of these smaller device OEMs have little to no presence in many countries, including the United States, sug... [Full Article...]


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