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Turkish military helicopter shot down by Kurdish fighters in Syria's Afrin Turkish military helicopter shot down by Kurdish fighters in Syria's Afrin
- February 11, 2018

A spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, confirmed his fighters shot down the chopper in Raju, north-west Afrin. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff added 11 other Turkish soldiers were also injured in the operation. Turkey resumed on Friday airstrikes in northern Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin after a brief lull, killing and wounding several people, the military and Kurdish officials said. (more...)
Pence sidesteps encounter with North Korean official Pence sidesteps encounter with North Korean official
- February 11, 2018

It was only fitting with the Winter Olympics being in PyeongChang, South Korea , that Inbee Park and Se Ri Pak would take part in the Opening Ceremony. "We are here to protest against President Moon-Jin government's policy on the Pyeongchang Olympics", protester Kang Min Soo said . Pence has repeatedly left open the possibility of an encounter at the Games, but said the USA had not requested a meeting. (more...)
Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations
- February 11, 2018

Among the names being circulated by Trump for chief of staff is current Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who also heads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It's obviously a tough time for him. In a meeting on Friday, Kelly encouraged subordinates to spread the word that he'd removed Porter within 40 minutes of receiving evidence on February 6 that the spousal abuse allegations, first reported by the United Kingdom newspaper the Daily Mail , were credible, ... (more...)
North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean President
- February 11, 2018

Later, Moon watched the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - the first ever combined team at the Olympics - take on Switzerland, joining Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state, who is also visiting the South for the Games. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

North Korean athletes and their cheerleading squad attending the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics participated in a welcome ceremony on Thursday at the Gangneung Olympic Village in South Korea. Neither Pence nor Abe took part in a group photo of the leaders at the reception, in which Kim stood behind Moon. The vice president tried to highlight the risky and repressive nature of the leadership in Pyongyang by visiting a memorial to a South Korean ship that was apparently attacked by North ... (more...)
Democratic memo in Trump's hands: Darcy cartoon Democratic memo in Trump's hands: Darcy cartoon
- February 11, 2018

Democrats said the Republican memo mischaracterised highly sensitive classified information and was meant to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

The skepticism was highlighted when U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday urged Pyongyang to "permanently" abandon its nuclear aspirations, saying, "We don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past". Striding confidently through Incheon Airport, Kim Yo-jong presented a contrasting image to the rigidity of the reclusive North Korean regime. A high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un's sister has arrived at a train station in Pyeongchang hours ahead of the opening ... (more...)
Trump ends second USA govt shutdown in weeks Trump ends second USA govt shutdown in weeks
- February 11, 2018

Concerns over lack of movement on DACA is what triggered a three-day shutdown just weeks ago on January 20, as Senate Democrats objected to any bill without a legislative fix for DACA while the White House wanted other changes to immigration law in exchange for codifying DACA. (more...)
White House speechwriter resigns amid domestic abuse allegations
- February 11, 2018

The Porter story has rattled the White House , unleashing a fresh wave of chaos in the West Wing as the media investigates who knew of the allegations from his ex-wives and when. Wallace questioned the women in the White House after not resigning after abuse allegations of a White House aide. President Donald Trump commended Porter on his work at the White House, and said his former aide had a "great career ahead of him". (more...)
Unified Korea women's ice hockey team beaten by Switzerland at Winter Olympics Unified Korea women's ice hockey team beaten by Switzerland at Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

According to South Korea's presidential Blue House, Moon responded: "Let us make preparations to realize the meeting". The last summit was held in October 2007 between Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Jong-il, the father of the North Korean leader. (more...)
Rory McIlroy five putts after near eagle at Pebble Beach Rory McIlroy five putts after near eagle at Pebble Beach
- February 11, 2018

They were two shots ahead to par on Julian Suri (67 at Monterey Peninsula) and Troy Merritt (67 at Spyglass Hill). Mitchell is still relatively new to the tour, so this was certainly the first time he played with someone wearing a camouflage shirt with the sleeves cut out. (more...)
Kim Jong-un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

Though this is not the first time athletes from the two countries have entered the Olympics together, it would take an extraordinary sporting feat to usurp the Koreans' march as the predominant moment of the games. Friday's ceremony will be attended by North Korea's delegation, including its nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam. He criticized the Trump administration for straining too hard to signal disgust of Kim Jong Un's government. (more...)
North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president
- February 11, 2018

Pence responded that President Donald Trump sent him there to "reaffirm the strong relationship between the United States, Japan, and South Korea ". A DPRK taekwondo demonstration team has also come to demonstrate the traditional Korean martial art during the Winter Olympics . Trump's lookalike sported a red US baseball cap while Kim's imitator made sure he looked like the North Korean leader by wearing a black spectacle and a black coat. (more...)
Israel goes mad after Syria shoots down its F-16 Israel goes mad after Syria shoots down its F-16
- February 11, 2018

This is while Iran has no military presence in Syrian territory, only offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian government fighting an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy. This past week, US warplanes bombed pro-government forces after they allegedly advanced on USA -backed forces in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. (more...)
Iran denies Israeli 'lies', says Syria acting in 'self-defence'
- February 11, 2018

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed the air raids. "The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself", said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. (more...)
Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire
- February 11, 2018

The pro-Syrian military alliance, which includes Hezbollah and Iran, released a statement describing the Israeli claim that an Iranian drone had entered its airspace as a "lie and fabrication". But just as Syrian self-confidence appears to have grown, Israel also sent a strong message with its broad wave of strikes Saturday, Israeli analysts said. (more...)
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal
- February 11, 2018

The result also leaves a serious dent in Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four, and gave the bragging rights to the white side of north London . It is little wonder Wenger said he would prefer to play at the national stadium. "We have a good level of performance there, so we will not feel too much " away " in that situation", Wenger added. (more...)
Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea
- February 11, 2018

The games are being held about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the border between North and South Korea, countries that technically have been at war since an armistice in 1953. Hours before Friday's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, Japan's Abe warned Moon not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, according to Moon's office. (more...)
HM King meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince HM King meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
- February 11, 2018

On his West Asia tour to Jordan, Palestine , UAE and Oman, PM Modi was received by the state dignitaries in UAE where he arrived on Saturday evening after his lay-over in Jordan and a day in Palestine. He said it was an honour for him to visit Palestine. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Jordan King Abdullah II. Modi and Netanyahu also made sure to emphasize their warm personal friendship. (more...)
Koreas Share Historic Handshake at Olympic Opening Ceremony
- February 11, 2018

A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation. The two Koreas technically remain at war as the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. His office said he did not interact with the North Koreans. Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace. (more...)
North Korea's leader invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea North Korea's leader invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea
- February 11, 2018

Moon was trying to create a dialogue to advance peace but Pence went around the table and shook hands with everyone except Kim Yong Nam of North Korea. Vice President Mike Pence is cheering on USA speed skaters at the Winter Olympics, before departing South Korea for Washington on Saturday. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, took the ice Saturday night for their debut game in front of a raucous, sellout crowd on another ... (more...)
'Kim Jong-un's Baby Sister: The Ivanka Trump of North Korea'
- February 11, 2018

The significance of Mr. Pence and the North Koreans sitting in the same section in the stands was not clear, though it seemed to run counter to the mission he was supposed to undertake. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the developments. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Five Olympic gold medals up for grabs
- February 11, 2018

Moon had already put a summit offer on the table. At the age of 30, Kim Yo Jong is quite possibly the most powerful woman in North Korea. An inter-Korean summit would be the third of its kind, after Kim's father and predecessor Kim Jong Il met the South's Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun in 2000 and 2007 respectively, both of them in Pyongyang. (more...)
Snow piles up in Midwest storm; traffic snarled Snow piles up in Midwest storm; traffic snarled
- February 10, 2018

A section of Interstate 94 in southwestern MI was blocked after dozens of vehicles crashed amid heavy snowfall. A pileup on the same highway just east of Kalamazoo in southwestern MI of collected 38 vehicle including 16 semitrailers in eastbound lanes Friday afternoon, causing only minor injuries. (more...)
Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) — Recommendation Trends for Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) — Recommendation Trends for
- February 10, 2018

About 70.67 million shares traded or 119.63% up from the average. Noble Energy, Inc . (NYSE: NBL ) has declined 10.36% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 40 investors sold CRM shares while 234 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. (more...)

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