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Winter Olympics: human drama amid the fireworks as Games get under way

Winter Olympics: human drama amid the fireworks as Games get under way The unified hockey team representing North Korea and South Korea didn't fare so well in their first outing, losing 8-0 to Switzerland . Internet problems before and during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday were being investigated as a possible cyberattack, officials said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics: North Korean cheerleaders mesmerise crowds

Winter Olympics: North Korean cheerleaders mesmerise crowds A spokesperson for President Moon said he hoped the two countries would work towards a summit and called on the USA and North Korea to resume dialogue. "What can not be overlooked is that Moon did not directly demand North Korea to abandon its nuclear development". "Both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximu... [Full Article...]

Must-See Moments From the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony

Must-See Moments From the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony The rare meeting began shortly after 11 a.m. and ended at 1:46 p.m., an official from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said . Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S.is demanding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un place on the table the prospect of his country giving up its nuclear weapons as a precondition for supporting any substantive talks between the two Koreas. [Full Article...]

North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North - president's office

North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North - president's office Most of all, Kim Yo Jong was an enigma. It's not a huge sport out there, they're just happy to be part of the team. South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a UN-sanctioned North Korean official, Choe Hwi, to attend the opening ceremony with Kim Yo Jong. [Full Article...]

Trump delays release of Democrat counter-memo

Trump delays release of Democrat counter-memo We don't have people that can go out and arrest people and bring them down to the Capitol and hold them in the bowels of the Capitol. Republicans contend that senior law enforcement officials were - and still are - biased against Trump, something the president also says frequently. [Full Article...]

PM Modi discusses trade, defence cooperation with his UAE counterpart Al Maktoum

PM Modi discusses trade, defence cooperation with his UAE counterpart Al Maktoum Narendra Modi , while attending the stone laying ceremony via video conferencing in Dubai , thanked the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for gracious donation of the land. Earlier in the day, Modi paid tributes at the UAE war memorial Wahat Al Karama near Abu Dhabi . - Relations of India and Oman go beyond years. "This is an honour for India and a symbol of Palestine's friendship", Modi sai... [Full Article...]

Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison

Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison Seyed-Emami's son, the Iranian musician Raam Emami, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that his father was arrested on 24 January, and that his mother had been informed of Emami's death on 9 February. Seyed-Emami presented a lecture to Lethbridge students in October, on ethnic identities and nationhood in Iran. "Everyone is in shock", an academic who knew Emami well told AFP on condition of anonym... [Full Article...]

Israel's United Nations ambassador to make pitch for recognizing Jerusalem as capital

Israel's United Nations ambassador to make pitch for recognizing Jerusalem as capital The president was particularly cautious during the campaign not to promise to make peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but rather simply emphasizing how "wonderful" it would be if he could be the one to make "the ultimate deal" by doing so. [Full Article...]

Coast residents lose power in freak storm

Coast residents lose power in freak storm On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300. "The extreme weather event also caused disruption to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast trains services due to power outages and failing radio communications". [Full Article...]

Miami catholic school teacher terminate after being wedding in same sex

Miami catholic school teacher terminate after being wedding in same sex Parents received news of her termination in a letter from the school, which read in part, "Today a hard and necessary decision has been made regarding Ms. Her contract contained a moral turpitude clause. Morffi worked at the school for seven years and started and ran a volunteer program called #teachHope70x7 , where students distribute meals to the homeless on weekends. [Full Article...]

Venus Williams gives United States 1-0 lead over Netherlands in Fed Cup

Venus Williams gives United States 1-0 lead over Netherlands in Fed Cup Perhaps wary of setting another ambitious target, Williams refused to be drawn on whether she had set her sights on the year's remaining Grand Slams - the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Venus Williams broke Rus five straight times to overcome a shaky serve. In the first set, Hogenkamp won four straight games from 4-2 as Vandeweghe took advantage of the one break point she had, but looked t... [Full Article...]

At Games reception, a hopeful dessert and a hasty exit

At Games reception, a hopeful dessert and a hasty exit North Korea is number one on the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List, which ranks 50 countries where it's the most hard to live as a Christian. The nuclear-armed dictator was identified by The Telegraph as an Australian musician named Howard, while his spray-tanned companion was played by American Dennis Alan. [Full Article...]

Cong supports demand for spl status for Andhra: Rahul

Cong supports demand for spl status for Andhra: Rahul We will continue pressuring the Centre for it. Addressing a press conference with fellow MP K Rammohan Naidu and State TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao, after a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this afternoon, Jayadev said the Centre gave "nothing special" to AP despite the promises. [Full Article...]

Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report

Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report Even though Kerala has emerged on top in overall performance, predictably, when it comes to annual incremental progress (progress made by States from base year to reference year), it ranks 21 and is at the bottom. Common challenges for most States and UTs include the need to focus on addressing vacancies in key staff, establishment of functional district Cardiac Care Units (CCUs), quality acc... [Full Article...]

Assam: Speeding train kills four wild elephants

Assam: Speeding train kills four wild elephants The engine of the train derailed due to the impact; no passenger was injured. There is no report of any passenger receiving injuries. Locals claim that the accident happened in an area that has already been identified as an elephant corridor, and they even waved and tried to stop the train driver. [Full Article...]

Moon rejects Abe's request to resume US.-South Korea military drills

Moon rejects Abe's request to resume US.-South Korea military drills From the seats, emotion-filled cries of "we are one!" and "unify the fatherland" filled the air as the North Korean cheering team chanted, waving the white-and-blue flags symbolizing Korean unification. A swath of North Korea cheerleaders, a group of 230 women sent from North Korea dubbed its "army of beauties," was sitting in the stands and garnering a lot of attention. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea hold landmark meeting Mr. Moon hasn't decided on whether or when to visit the North. In North Korea's dynastic system, which upholds the Kim family's "bloodline" as a sacred leadership qualification, Kim Yo Jong wields a singular clout that can not be matched by any non-relative members of the elite, according to North Korea analysts. [Full Article...]

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington

Hundreds take the Polar Plunge in Lexington The Plunge is made possible through the support of various sponsors. "It's a great cause that us athletes can raise awareness for other athletes who want to be involved but might not have the same opportunities we have been afforded", said sophomore baseball player Connor Sullivan. [Full Article...]

George Lucas Had A Hand In Directing Solo

George Lucas Had A Hand In Directing Solo This had pundits questioning how much of the film Howard has redone - following talk Lord and Miller were axed because they strayed too far from Lucasfilm's vision of the instalment. In 1973, Lucas wrote and directed a little picture by the name of American Graffiti , one that starred a not-yet-20-years-old Howard as one of a few high school grads cruising the strip. [Full Article...]

United States lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline

United States lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline But Trump is expected to unveil on Monday a fiscal 2019 budget plan that will be based on rosy assumptions, including economic growth of 3.2 percent next year, a White House official said . While Senate Democrats celebrated the rare moment of bipartisanship - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "genuine breakthrough" - progressives and activists blasted them for leaving immigrants in limbo. [Full Article...]


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