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North Korea: Seeking better relations with the South? North Korea: Seeking better relations with the South?
- January 21, 2018

Asked on Friday at a news conference at UN Headquarters whether Washington is losing global leadership on key issues and in key conflict areas under the Trump administration, Lavrov said: "In today's world, leadership can only be a collective thing", Xinhua reported . (more...)
Syria strongly condemns Turkish aggression on Afrin Syria strongly condemns Turkish aggression on Afrin
- January 21, 2018

A Turkish military statement said Gen. Hulusi Akar and intelligence chief Hakan Fidan would meet with Russia's military chief, Valery Gerasimov, to discuss regional security issues, the latest developments in Syria and ongoing peace efforts for the war-torn country. (more...)
South Koreans divided over Moon's push for unified Olympic team South Koreans divided over Moon's push for unified Olympic team
- January 21, 2018

Griffin will play for the unified Korean women's hockey team that will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in February (Copyright David Silverman Photography). This unprecedented display of Korean unity, moreover, is all the more symbolic for the fact it is taking place just 50 miles south of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates the communist North from the democratic South. (more...)
Two die in Prague hotel blaze Two die in Prague hotel blaze
- January 21, 2018

Petr Kolouch, head of Prague's emergency services, told Czech state TV: " There are two deaths but we are afraid that won't be the final figure ". The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet known. Those who escaped without injuries were accommodated at another Eurostars hotel on Národní třída. Prague mayor Adriana Krnacova, who was at the scene, expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims who haven't been immediately identified. (more...)
North Korean delegation in South Korea to inspect concert venues North Korean delegation in South Korea to inspect concert venues
- January 21, 2018

Earlier in the day, the ministry had requested the North to explain why it abruptly canceled the visit by the seven-member advance team late Friday, just hours after proposing it through a cross-border communication channel. The South Korean delegation will inspect sites where the two Koreas agreed to launch a pre-Olympic cultural event and also train their skiers together. (more...)
President Trump's Mar-a-Lago 1yr Celebration to go on Without Him President Trump's Mar-a-Lago 1yr Celebration to go on Without Him
- January 21, 2018

Event organizer and Trumpettes leader Toni Holt Kramer, who was also in attendance at Mar-a-Lago with Trump and his family for an extravagant New Year's Eve party-has told the hometown Palm Beach Post that his candidacy was a "labor of love and devotion to this country". (more...)
Government shutdown 2018: what we know so far Government shutdown 2018: what we know so far
- January 21, 2018

House Republicans were on the verge of disaster earlier on Thursday. Disagreement over a cluster of intractable policy fights - headlined by the dispute over an expired program known as DACA that shielded almost 800,000 young illegal immigrants in the country from deportation - left Congress without a deal to keep funding the government as midnight struck on Friday. (more...)
Donald Trump's doctor extols president's sexual exploits in SNL cold open Donald Trump's doctor extols president's sexual exploits in SNL cold open
- January 21, 2018

But the Navy and Marines veteran still managed to raise some eyebrows with comments about Trump's " incredible genes ". Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was so effusive in extolling the totally wonderful, surpassingly marvelous, superbly stupendous and extremely awesome health of the president that the doctor sounded nearly Trumpian. (more...)
White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve
- January 21, 2018

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is actually more detailed and lengthier than the 10-minute quiz recommended by the National Institute of Aging for people 65 and over. He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. The doctor added that Trump does not use tobacco or alcohol, one of the reasons he is in good health generally. (more...)
I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark
- January 21, 2018

Trump questioned why the USA would accept immigrants from Haiti and demanded that they be taken out of the deal, corroborating accounts of the disparaging comments. Mr Trump denied making the statements attributed to him, but did not get into specifics about what he did or did not say. Trump also allegedly said in that meeting that instead of granting temporary residence to citizens of countries affected by natural disasters, wars or epidemics, the U.S. (more...)
Donald Trump Says His Approval Rating With African Americans Doubled Donald Trump Says His Approval Rating With African Americans Doubled
- January 21, 2018

And the falls have been most marked among the United States' allies and partners in Europe and the Americas.In Canada, to the north, approval of U.S. One day before the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, his approval rating sits at 32 percent, with 55 percent disapproving of his work in office and 12 percent neutral, according to the joint University of Southern California-Dornsife College/Los Angeles Times national poll . (more...)
India to strike Pakistan back hard India to strike Pakistan back hard
- January 21, 2018

Across the border, Pakistan's foreign office in a statement said Saturday a 60-year-old civilian was killed and two others including a six-year-old were injured in firing by Indian soldiers. Last year India committed 1900 ceasefire violations of the Ceasefire Agreement. He urged that the Indian side to permit the UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Republicans allowed CHIP funding to lapse on September 30, over the intense objections of Democrats concerned about the 9 million children who depend on the program for their health care. The White House also said Saturday they would accept a three-week bill that expires on February 8, but said that immigration should only be dealt with after federal funding is reinstated. (more...)
President Trump Insists His Border Wall Plan Has 'Never Changed' President Trump Insists His Border Wall Plan Has 'Never Changed'
- January 21, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly said something to lawmakers Wednesday that seems to reflect a divorce between the president's campaign promises and his staff's implementation of those ideas. On Wednesday, Gutierrez said he has since apologized to Kelly for his comments. Kelly, who previously served as homeland security secretary and commander of US military forces in Latin America, claimed he has helped President Trump "evolve on issues of the wall". (more...)
Marches supporting women, criticizing Trump held in Texas
- January 21, 2018

The march in Washington , D.C., on Saturday took on the feel of a political rally when U.S. Sen. Marchers held signs addressing issues from science to women's rights. The anger was more visible this year after a spate of revelations of sexual abuse against women, the #MeToo campaign and a widespread movement against sexual conduct among those in power. (more...)
Government shuts down as senators debate possible solutions Government shuts down as senators debate possible solutions
- January 21, 2018

This is the first time a government shutdown has happened while one party, the Republicans, controls both Congress and the White House . "Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country´s ability to serve all Americans". (more...)
Donald Trump Trolls Women's March With a Predictably Selfish Tweet Donald Trump Trolls Women's March With a Predictably Selfish Tweet
- January 21, 2018

An organizer started the rally by saying she is a victim of sexual assault and shared her story. Murphy's husband Phil Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey's governor earlier this month. A demonstrator holds a "Never Again" sign. Contempt for Donald Trump's sexism doesn't stop at U.S. borders, as this protester in Montreal demonstrates. (more...)
Perris house of horrors must spur home-school oversight Perris house of horrors must spur home-school oversight
- January 21, 2018

David Turpin also faces one count of committing a lewd act by force or fear. A handful of readers have mentioned notable tragedies in the past - including that of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who died in 2013 - but instead of targeting systemic lapses, they cite a collective failure on the part of neighbors and everyday passersby to take action. (more...)
Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan
- January 21, 2018

Turkish officials say the Afrin offensive is an extension of it's anti-Kurdish offensive that ended in March of past year, known as Euphrates Shield. The force "was not properly described", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Wednesday after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. (more...)
Manbij Next, Says Erdogan as Turkey Warplanes Bomb Syria's Afrin Manbij Next, Says Erdogan as Turkey Warplanes Bomb Syria's Afrin
- January 21, 2018

On Saturday, the Turkish army announced that a new campaign, dubbed " Olive Branch ", had launched at 14:00 GMT, targeting the YPG and IS jihadists. Turkey yesterday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying U.S. (more...)
Team doctor who abused gymnasts to be sentenced Team doctor who abused gymnasts to be sentenced
- January 21, 2018

Raisman, 23, was one of his victims. She wasn't planning on being in court, Nassar is present for the testimonials, but she ultimately made a decision to go. "At only 12 years old, I had no idea that it was inappropriate, illegal and wrong", one victim said. Raisman said survivors can be haunted by the abuse for the rest of their lives and can question organizations and medical professionals. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan announces start of military operation in Syria's Afrin Turkey's Erdogan announces start of military operation in Syria's Afrin
- January 21, 2018

According to Ankara based Hurriyet Daily News, Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli, while talking to A Haber, a private broadcaster, on Friday morning said that Turkey will carry out military operation in northeastern Syria. "All the killed and wounded people, who have been sent to hospitals, are members of terrorist groups", the statement asserted. YPG press secretary Rojahat Roj told Ria Novosti that none of the group's fighters were injured in the airstrikes. (more...)
North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
- January 21, 2018

He also confirmed that, for the first time in Olympic history, the two nations will enter a joint women's ice hockey team under the name Korea and represented by the unification flag. but these are discussions". In a surprise New Year's announcement, the leader of Stalinist North Korea, Kim Jong-un, indicated he was open to sending a delegation to Pyeongchang. (more...)
World's Regard For US Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll World's Regard For US Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll
- January 21, 2018

The previous low of 34 percent was reached at the end of the Bush administration. Despite Trump paying nearly no attention to Africa, America's backing in the continent has stayed strong, with 51% supporting American leadership, compared to 20% disapproving. (more...)
FO summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan FO summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan
- January 21, 2018

This is the second consecutive day when Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs). The number of casualties at the working boundary has also risen due to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by the Indian forces. (more...)

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