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[PyeongChang 2018] Joint Korean hockey team smallest, youngest in women's tournament [PyeongChang 2018] Joint Korean hockey team smallest, youngest in women's tournament
- February 12, 2018

It's natural, then, for some South Koreans to glimpse the hope of reconciliation in the visit of an unimposing, smiling representative of North Korea . North Korea has been accused of involvement in a number of cyber incidents, including last year's global WannaCry attack - although it slammed the accusation as "absurd". (more...)
India's Modi Set for India's Modi Set for "Non-Hyphenated' Visit to Ramallah"
- February 12, 2018

Earlier, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had agreed to strengthen the partnership by working on a range of security issues, such as counter-terrorism, maritime security, and cybersecurity in a joint statement issued at the end of the Crown Prince's visit to India a year ago, when he presided as chief guest of the country's Republic Day parade. (more...)
Pence, Moon discuss N. Korea's charm offensive Pence, Moon discuss N. Korea's charm offensive
- February 12, 2018

But despite poor ticket sales, a roofless stadium and other woes, the Games do promise to be an improvement on the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, which were prefaced by North Korea bombing Korean Air Flight 858, began with a flock of doves being accidentally burned alive on the Olympic flame and featured Korean judges unfairly giving a gold medal to a Korean boxer simply to please the audience. (more...)
Abe fails to reach common ground with Moon on North Korea Abe fails to reach common ground with Moon on North Korea
- February 12, 2018

Already there have been concerns that North Korea's overture of the sports diplomacy is an indirect attempt by the regime to wedge a rift between the US and South Korea. The most important part of the visit, however, came during one of the quieter moments. Kim Yo Jong delivered a letter from her brother during a meeting with Moon on Saturday. (more...)
New Sinn Fein president: 'I am nobody's puppet' New Sinn Fein president: 'I am nobody's puppet'
- February 12, 2018

It is not the first time the pair have clashed. She told a Sky News reporter today: "You'll have seen him in Number 10 talking about Love Actually and donning various pairs of socks". "My party colleagues are aware of that and that's the position that I take". Mrs McDonald said she was hopeful she would see a united Ireland within her lifetime as Sinn Fein president. (more...)
Duke reportedly ruling out Marvin Bagley III against Georgia Tech Duke reportedly ruling out Marvin Bagley III against Georgia Tech
- February 12, 2018

Blue Devils games tend to finish over the projected point total (68.2 percent). Bagley will not play Sunday against Georgia Tech due to what the team called "a mild knee sprain". Meanwhile, Georgia Tech owns records of 11-13 SU and 10-9-1 ATS. The problem is Duke hasn't been consistent on the road this season and has dropped three of its last four overall. (more...)
Trump says 'mere allegation' can shatter lives Trump says 'mere allegation' can shatter lives
- February 12, 2018

Several news agencies have reported that he is now romantically linked with another close Trump aide, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks. Sorensen also resigned this week after being accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife, White House spokesman Raj Shah confirmed Friday. (more...)
Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public
- February 12, 2018

A source inside the hotel earlier told AFP that all detainees had been removed from the property. A handful of smart-suited businessmen, forced to decamp to other hotels since November, returned to the Ritz on Sunday. "Based on our investigations over the past three years, we estimate that at least $100 billion United States dollars has been misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades", Saudi Arabia's Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib said in a statement ... (more...)
Another White House Official Resigns Following Abuse Allegations Another White House Official Resigns Following Abuse Allegations
- February 12, 2018

Questions are also being asked about Chief of Staff John Kelly , who sources say was aware Porter would never get security clearance due an order of protection taken out against him. These are women that are saying, 'My husband beat me and he works for you.' And he does not bother to mention them, acknowledge them in any way in his public statement. (more...)
Launch of Russian cargo mission to space station aborted Launch of Russian cargo mission to space station aborted
- February 12, 2018

By the time the launch took place, the orbital position of the ISS and the launch site were no longer properly aligned to permit the shorter route. Launch of Soyuz-2.1a carrier with Progress MS-08 cargo ship was rescheduled for a reserve date of February 13, press service of the space authority, Roskosmos said on Sunday, TASS reports. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit
- February 12, 2018

Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state who was also at Saturday's meeting, said "even unexpected difficulties and ordeals could be surely overcome and the future of reunification brought earlier when having a firm will and taking courage and determination to usher in a new heyday of inter-Korean relations". (more...)
Derby hero Kane mocks Piers Morgan over Aubameyang tweet Derby hero Kane mocks Piers Morgan over Aubameyang tweet
- February 12, 2018

Tottenham dominated majority of the first half, giving Arsenal no chance to knock the ball around. "In the second half, we should have lost the game by more than one goal at the start of the second half". "In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter attack which is hard to swallow, always the final ball. We are far from the semi-final and we have to fight to have a chance to come back", Wenger said in the press conference following the defeat to Spurs . (more...)
Speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations Speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations
- February 12, 2018

But the background checks were still underway for both men at the time of their resignations, and there is no indication that the White House conducted its own review of either aide . He also denied the allegations but said he was stepping down because he didn't want to be a distraction. US President Donald Trump's speechwriter David Sorensen has become the second White House aide this week to resign amid allegations of domestic abuse. (more...)
First Alert Weather Day overnight into Sunday morning First Alert Weather Day overnight into Sunday morning
- February 12, 2018

Low chance of seeing precipitation. - Isolated mix of snow , sleet , freezing drizzle and rain possible in this time frame. The probability of precipitation falling in Indianapolis increases after 2am Sunday . "Between 0.05" to 0.10" of ice accumulation is expected of much of the area - areas in the southern third of central in could see a little less. While that doesn't sound like much, even a hundredth of an inch of ice can make roads, sidewalks and parking lots very slick. (more...)
U.S. drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan U.S. drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan
- February 12, 2018

Later, local Pakistani officials claimed the attack had taken place in Afghanistan close to the Pak-Afghan border. Addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the State Department's No. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal tweeted that during the meeting, Pakistan put emphasis on strengthening border management on the Afghan side. (more...)
Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria
- February 12, 2018

Five of those, including two children, were killed in the region's main town of Douma, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said . Afrin region is the area where the Turkish army along with its allied factions from the Free Syrian Army continue their Olive Branch operation, which entered its fourth week on Saturday. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea
- February 12, 2018

The personal invitation from Kim was delivered by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong , during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. To pave the way for the North's participation at Pyeongchang, South Korea had delayed the annual exercises with U.S. forces, which usually take place between February and March, until after the Olympics. (more...)
US government shuts down for second time within a month US government shuts down for second time within a month
- February 12, 2018

But House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., said he believes there are enough votes in the House to pass the Senate's version of the bill. Senate Republicans and Democrats had reached a deal Wednesday on a 2-year government spending bill that would fund military and domestic programs. (more...)
White House backs Chief of Staff John Kelly White House backs Chief of Staff John Kelly
- February 12, 2018

As you may already know, the man resigned after he was accused of domestic abuse towards both of his former wives. Extending support to the disgraced staffer, the local media quoted Trump as saying, "We wish him well, he worked very hard". (more...)
Mike Pence seated near Kim Jong Un's sister during Olympic ceremony Mike Pence seated near Kim Jong Un's sister during Olympic ceremony
- February 12, 2018

Moon met Kim Yo Jong and the North's ceremonial head of state, the elderly Kim Yong Nam - technically the highest-level Northern official ever to go to the South - for talks and lunch at the Blue House on Saturday in a landmark meeting. "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games", he said in Japan earlier this week. "Explicitly speaking, we have no intention to meet with the U.S. (more...)

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