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Author: 0 Moon in talks with high-level N.Korean delegation

Pence, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympics, has accused Pyongyang of using the event for its own ends. Kim said Moon will hold a luncheon with the North Korean delegates on Saturday. That was not the case with Moon - either at the games, when he enthusiastically reached up to shake Kim Yo Jong's hand, or at the lunch the next day.

Author: 0 Olympic moment: North and South Korea handshake

However, there are tensions between US scepticism and the optimism of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to use the Games to improve relations with the North and open the door to eventual talks on its weapons programmes. Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was at the opening ceremony with North Korea's nominal head of state, 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam. Meanwhile, the United States was represented at PyeongChang by Vice President Mike Pence.

Worldwide Read Trump's letter blocking release of Democratic memo
Author: 0 Read Trump's letter blocking release of Democratic memo

In a letter to the committee , White House counsel Donald McGahn said , "although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time".

Worldwide Batshuayi nets third goal in two Dortmund games
Author: 0 Batshuayi nets third goal in two Dortmund games

Batshuayi made the breakthrough with their first shot on target and he celebrated his first home goal for the club with a somersault celebration that echoed one of the departed Aubameyang's favoured ways of marking a goal. Heynckes, now Bayern coach, wasn't in the stadium to see it as he skipped the game due to flu. Eintracht Frankfurt stormed up to fourth with a 4-2 thrashing of bottom side Cologne .

Worldwide Area snow emergencies declared beginning Thursday evening
Author: 0 Area snow emergencies declared beginning Thursday evening

The full plow is not expected to be completed until Friday evening, although every effort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible. Beginning at 10 p.m., parking will be prohibited on designated snow routes and restricted to one side on all other streets, with the side determined by the date.

Worldwide Mary Lou McDonald Takes Over As Sinn Fein Leader Today
Author: 0 Mary Lou McDonald Takes Over As Sinn Fein Leader Today

He will be replaced by Mary-Lou McDonald, 48, who was elected unopposed as the party's president. Mrs McDonald has been a TD for Dublin Central since 2011. "I'm satisfied I've done my best". Reflecting upon the thousands of people killed and injured during the Troubles, he said it was something he regrets.

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Author: 0 "Murderer!" cried in court as Stanley found not guilty

The jury had three possible verdict options: guilty of second degree murder, not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser included offence of manslaughter, or not guilty. "We respect their verdict". "We were there to present the evidence". There was nothing more that could be done. We put it out there. He noted there were few rulings to review in considering an appeal.

Worldwide Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader
Author: 0 Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader

Pence has not ruled out the prospect of meeting North Korean officials during the Olympics but President Trump has cast doubt on U.S. negotiations with Pyongyang any time soon. "With regard to any interaction with the North Korean delegation, I have not requested a meeting, but we'll see what happens", Pence told reporters, according to the Associated Press.

Worldwide House passes budget bill to reopen government after brief shutdown
Author: 0 House passes budget bill to reopen government after brief shutdown

Rand Paul mounted a one-man protest forcing a temporary shutdown . The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Tuesday evening, according to House majority leader Kevin McCarthy's schedule. President Trump signed a bipartisan budget agreement Friday morning, following approval of the bill in Congress shortly before sunrise. The deal would also end - at least for a while - the prolonged congressional cycle of fiscal standoffs and short-term spending patches.

Worldwide Duterte to personally plead for Kuwait OFWs
Author: 0 Duterte to personally plead for Kuwait OFWs

Ejercito also urged the Philippine government to review policies concerning the deployment of OFWs since Kuwait "has not yet signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) created to protect Filipino migrant workers" in their country. "We support the President's call to continuously ban the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait". There are more than 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait. Ms. Amanda Araneta, president of PHILAAK, said they also support the decision of the Chief Executive to repatriate OFWs in ...

Worldwide USA calls on Russian Federation to help enforce pause in Syria violence
Author: 0 USA calls on Russian Federation to help enforce pause in Syria violence

According to Turkish officials, the operations aim to establish a 30-km-deep "safe zone" across the border Syria-Turkey border. "There is no safe place in Ghouta", added Raed Srewel, a journalist based in Douma, another town in the area. While the Syrian government maintains it only targets militants, the United Nations has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria for at least a month.

Worldwide Jordanian king departs after completion of two-day visit
Author: 0 Jordanian king departs after completion of two-day visit

The two leaders reviewed situation in the Middle East in the aftermath of President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said Pakistan's strong position on the issues concerning the Muslim world had been a source of strength for the Ummah.

Author: 0 President Trump signs budget deal

The struggle to push the bill through the House highlighted the divisions within the Democratic caucus over how hard to push on the issue of immigration as Congress prepares to turn its focus to that politically volatile subject. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday evening moved to delay the chamber's vote with a lengthy speech in which he derided the bill's additions to the federal deficit .

Author: 0 Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea — a move the vice president cautioned against. Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim Yo Jong was to have lunch with Moon at the presidential Blue House.

Worldwide Egypt targets terrorists in 'Sinai 2018' military operation
Author: 0 Egypt targets terrorists in 'Sinai 2018' military operation

The strikes began on Friday and went on until the early hours of Saturday morning during which many weapons stores and logistic support zones belonging to the militants were destroyed. CAIRO - 9 February 2018: Study has been suspended in all North Sinai schools on Friday until further notice amid the Armed Forces' full-scale operation against terrorists in the region, according to North Sinai governor ِAbdel Fatah Harhour.

Worldwide Trump Refuses the Release of Democratic Memo
Author: 0 Trump Refuses the Release of Democratic Memo

Democrats in Congress were not pleased with the decision. The rebuttal was the latest Democratic volley against a Republican assault on the legitimacy of the government's Russian Federation investigation. " Donald Trump's double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling", said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. After Schiff challenged Trump's claim, the president lashed out on Twitter, calling him "Little Adam Schiff" and accusing him, without presenting any evidence, of ...

Worldwide Without Russ and Melo, Thunder Lose at Lakers
Author: 0 Without Russ and Melo, Thunder Lose at Lakers

Paul George had the Thunder rolling in the first eight minutes on Thursday night, ripping off 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting to start the game. Anthony is listed questionable along with Russell Westbrook due to an ankle injury. The lead was 83-66 entering the fourth quarter and Los Angeles pounced with the first six points, capped by Corey Brewer's basket with 9:28 remaining.

Worldwide Top US Democrat breaks record with eight-hour speech
Author: 0 Top US Democrat breaks record with eight-hour speech

She read Bible passages. But earlier Thursday, Pelosi called it a "good bill" and said she "fought very hard for numerous things that are in there", even as she said she wouldn't vote for it. House Democrats would nearly certainly be blamed for a government shutdown, though they will say in turn that it is Republicans' fault because they are in the majority.

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