A White House official said Pence did not interact with Kim Yo Jong or Kim Yong Nam who were seated a row behind the USA vice president during the opening ceremony. The North and South held summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, both hosted by late Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un. The visit of the delegation, which included North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong, intrigued many in South Korea , but also met scepticism about the North's sincerity and willingness ...
President Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to defend his decision not to declassify a memo written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in response to a GOP memo the president declassified for release last week. "The president doesn't want the public to see the underlying facts", Schiff said on CBS's "Face the Nation ". The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release the Democratic memo.
The Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim Yo Jong delivered a letter and message from her brother during the meeting Saturday in Seoul, but did not mention that Kim Jong Un invited Moon to visit Pyongyang for a summit. He then was stone-faced as he sat to the left of Moon in the VIP box at the opening ceremony while Kim Yo Jong smiled a row behind him, just a few feet away.
The administration official said the $200 billion in funding will be included in the president's budget request, also out Monday, and said the administration plans to "pay for the $200 billion out of savings from other areas of the federal budget".
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman of worldwide renown, who also happens to be Prince Mohammed's cousin, was among those who reportedly settled. And as with so much in the process, their fate remains unclear. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the son of King Salman, launched the crackdown arresting Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men, along with 10 other princes and several hundred politicians and wealthy businessmen.
In a significant gesture, President Mahmoud Abbas conferred Narendra Modi with Grand Collar Honour, which is Palestine's highest honour, in recognition of PM's wise leadership. Modi is visiting the United Arab Emirates for the second time after his 2015 trip to the Gulf country. Addressing the Indian diaspora at Dubai Opera House in UAE today, PM commended the Indian community for working together with the people of the Gulf region, as partners in their dreams for the future.
When Modi travels by helicopter from Jordan's capital Amman to Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestine Authority, he will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Palestine and he will meet President Mahmoud Abbas. "Each family covered under this scheme will get free medical treatment worth up to Rs 5 lakh (per year)", Modi said. Earlier he met Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and visited the Yasser Arafat Museum where he laid a wreath, the Aljazeera reported.
US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements "complicate" the peace process with Palestinians and urged "care" over the issue. Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that voted against Washington's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Kim Yo Jong, 28, is the first member of the ruling Kim family bearing the bloodline of the sacred Mount Paektu, a centerpiece of the North's idolization and propaganda campaign, to cross the border into the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.
The hardline US policy is at odds with the more conciliatory approach towards the North favoured by South Korea . Pence had arrived in South Korea for the opening of the Olympics with a clear intention to isolate North Korea. It was very rare for a South Korean president to hold formal talks with high-ranking North Korean officials, as the two countries remain technically at war after an armistice stopped the 1950-53 Korean War.
Marvin Bagley III put together a good game for Duke, recording 15 points and 16 rebounds. Marques Bolden , a sophomore center who scored eight points at Carolina, offers another possibility while the Blue Devils could also go with Jack White, a strong, athletic defender who rebounds well.
Tensions between the two soared previous year as Pyongyang tested missiles capable of reaching the US mainland and its most powerful nuclear device to date, while Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump traded personal insults and threats of war.
It is the first time a member of the ruling dynasty has visited the South since 1953, when an armistice ended fighting in the Korean war. Mr Moon has previously said he will need reassurance from the North that it would help resolve the nuclear crisis.
President, were kind enough to care", Kim Yo-jong replied, according to the pool reports. While Mr. Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both shook hands with Mr. He added: "We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, if they talked they'd probably get along. He cheered for the USA", a U.S.
The North and South Korean Olympic athletes entered the ceremony together under a united flag. As they shook hands, the North and South Koreans spoke briefly. North Korea has jumped at the opportunity. American officials attempted to paint a rosier picture of Friday's ceremony as showing solidarity among allies.
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". "If it hits Tongatapu as a Category 5 there will be a lot of damage". "It is likely to pass much of Tonga tonight, and is likely to pass over or near the capital, Nuku'alofa".
Asked whether she was planning to groom a successor to lead the Christian Democrats ( CDU ) in the next election, Merkel said she wanted a younger generation from her party to fill ministerial posts in a renewed coalition with the SPD . Kuehnert, 28, is travelling around Germany urging members to vote against the deal. She sought to allay fears among conservatives that, by ceding the finance ministry, the next government would stray from the strict fiscal discipline enforced by the ...
The team was a political construct and for some South Korean fans, the loss underscored the reasons against joining forces with North Korea . It was the rivals' first joint Olympic march since 2007. I walk into the locker room and you can't tell who is from the North and who is from the South. Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag.
But in their meeting Saturday, the South Korean president also asked North Korea to be amenable to talks with the United States , telling Kim Yo Jong that it was "urgent" for Pyongyang and Washington to start resolving their differences.
Porter told him about the possible allegations because he was concerned that what he characterized as false charges from aggrieved women who were out to destroy him could derail his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, according to one of the two people briefed on the matter.