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After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North
- February 11, 2018

The personal invitation from Kim was delivered verbally by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. But the rapprochement pushed by the dovish Moon has angered conservatives, who accuse him of being a North Korea sympathiser and undermining the security alliance with the US. (more...)
'India's improved ties with Israel could benefit Palestine' 'India's improved ties with Israel could benefit Palestine'
- February 11, 2018

They discussed the full range of India-Palestine ties following which the two sides signed six agreements worth around $50 million that includes setting up of a $30 million super speciality hospital in Beit Sahur. This relationship extends beyond the usual buyer-seller ties, said Modi. He will also hold a meeting there with the Indian community. The agreement includes setting up of a super speciality hospital worth Dollars 30 million in and construction of a centre for empowering women ... (more...)
Tension spikes between White House, Congress ahead of Trump's memo decision
- February 11, 2018

The 10-page memo written by Rep. Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee , landed on the President's desk Monday after the committee voted unanimously to make it public, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department subsequently reviewed it this week. (more...)
Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies
- February 11, 2018

Veteran journalists and politicians along with media personalities and the general public expressed sadness over her sudden death. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said, "What a courageous woman. She was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or summary executions and later as the United Nations Rapporteur of Freedom of religion or belief. (more...)
North Korean Cheerleaders: 100 Olympic Stars Are Born North Korean Cheerleaders: 100 Olympic Stars Are Born
- February 11, 2018

Instead, they said , Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers. In a note she wrote when visiting the presidential office, Kim Yo Jong said "I hope Pyongyang and Seoul will become closer in the hearts of Koreans and will bring unification and prosperity in the near future". (more...)
Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin
- February 11, 2018

GMT). A USA military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving IS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight. In Idlib, where at least two million civilians reside, the air and ground offensive by Syrian Government forces and their allies, as well as leading to civilian casualties and extensive destruction, has also reportedly resulted in the displacement - for many of them repeated - of thousands of ... (more...)
Turkish Helicopter Downed by Syrian People's Protection Units Turkish Helicopter Downed by Syrian People's Protection Units
- February 11, 2018

The Turkish military had not made a statement but a spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, confirmed his fighters downed the chopper in Raju, northwest Afrin. "One of the two Atak helicopters of ours operating on Afrin region unfortunately collapsed". Western powers have expressed alarm over the government's campaign against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where 400,000 people have been besieged since 2013. (more...)
1266 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation
- February 11, 2018

Talking to reporters in western Mugla province, Yildirim said: "Unfortunately, one of our two ATAK helicopters on a mission in Afrin region has crashed ". To the west, the Syrian army and its allies captured 17 villages from insurgents in a region where the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama meet, the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media reported . (more...)
Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea
- February 11, 2018

North Korea's state news agency said on Sunday its delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in but there was no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit. (more...)
Jong-un opens door to historic Korean summit Jong-un opens door to historic Korean summit
- February 11, 2018

A White House official said that, although Moon did not discuss the invitation with Pence on Saturday, the South Korean president made it very clear that only when North Korea actually starts to take steps to denuclearise would anyone even consider beginning to take the pressure off. (more...)
Afrin Op: Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down Near Syrian Border, Two Dead Afrin Op: Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down Near Syrian Border, Two Dead
- February 11, 2018

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier that a military helicopter was "downed" in the Afrin operation. "We might lose a helicopter , but they'll pay the price for this". In the pretext of fighting terror, Turkey is actually targeting the Kurdish population. It's determined to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state across the border in Syria and has used military force in the past against Kurds and ISIS in the northern part of the neighboring country. (more...)
US Killed Over 100 Pro-Govt Fighters in Syria US Killed Over 100 Pro-Govt Fighters in Syria
- February 11, 2018

The Kremlin has used contractors, or mercenaries, extensively to provide plausible deniability that Russian forces are involved in overseas conflicts when they in fact are. They "were likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for Daesh from 2014 to 2017", the official said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. (more...)
The weather week ahead: Lots of clouds and rain The weather week ahead: Lots of clouds and rain
- February 11, 2018

However, the chance for rain appears lower for Wednesday through Friday . The outlook for the weekend is for more of the same, with wintry showers, ice and frost expected. Mild. Highs in the low and mid 60s. The outlook for the rest of the day doesn't look much better with Met Eireann saying that there will be rain and sleet in the afternoon. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics
- February 11, 2018

Rumors swirled Friday as the Koreans practiced that Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , might attend the game and be among the capacity crowd of 6,000 at the Kwandong Hockey Center. The IOC also said it is ready hold a meeting on Saturday with the Iranian athletes as part of a mollifying gesture. However, Kim was spotted sitting only a few seats away from Mr. (more...)
Don't mention nukes: South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy
- February 11, 2018

It drew worldwide attention for featuring players from both North and South Korea, who wore white jerseys with an image of a united Korean peninsula emblazoned in pale blue. "So the meetings take three times as long", Murray said . Short track is one of the most popular sports in South Korea and as a series of home skaters reached the later rounds of the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 500, the North Koreans celebrated by waving flags in support. (more...)
Clinton Team Was 'Feeding' Allegations to Trump's Dossier Author - Released Memo Clinton Team Was 'Feeding' Allegations to Trump's Dossier Author - Released Memo
- February 11, 2018

February 5, 2018 (EIRNS)-This morning Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) a subcommittee chairman, released an eight-page memorandum, which they had provided to authorities back on January 4, backing up their call for criminal action against "ex" MI6 spy Christopher Steele , for illegal anti-Trump activity during the 2016 Presidential election period, and implicating the State Department and the Clinton campaign. (more...)
5-10 cm of snow Saturday, threat of freezing rain on Sunday 5-10 cm of snow Saturday, threat of freezing rain on Sunday
- February 11, 2018

Between 5 cm and 10 cm of snow is expected to fall across southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe by Saturday's end, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada. A freezing rain warning has been issued for Sunday. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said they were dealing with more than 250 crashes in and around the GTA. (more...)
What Buzz Williams said after Virginia Tech's epic upset at Virginia What Buzz Williams said after Virginia Tech's epic upset at Virginia
- February 11, 2018

The loss adds a sole blemish to Virginia's ACC resume, as it fell to 12-1 in the conference. The Hokies enter the game 16-8 overall and 5-6 in the ACC. Of course. Uncharacteristically, he missed the second. "I thought that the free throws were going to go in". Alexander-Walker faked two defenders off, stood there and nailed the biggest three of his young career. (more...)
House GOP works to avert shutdown House GOP works to avert shutdown
- February 11, 2018

USA lawmakers sought to clinch a sweeping budget deal Wednesday that would set spending levels for two years and end the immediate threat of another government shutdown , on the eve of a new deadline for federal funding. "There is some discussion that he Democrats have shown some flexibility but I've been hearing that for four months", said Louisiana Republican Sen. (more...)
Trump won't release Democratic memo, sends back to committee Trump won't release Democratic memo, sends back to committee
- February 11, 2018

President Trump lamented that the "Democrats sent a very political and long response memo" which would have had to have been heavily redacted if released to the public. "As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy". Following the Intelligence Committee's vote to release the memo, the president has the right to object, but now that he has, the committee can either make the changes he suggests ... (more...)
North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands
- February 11, 2018

Moon responded in a noncommittal way, saying that he wanted to "create the environment for that to be able to happen". Tensions between the two soared a year ago as Pyongyang launched intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland and carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. (more...)
Take govt achievements and budget schemes to public: Modi to MPs Take govt achievements and budget schemes to public: Modi to MPs
- February 11, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the BJP MPs to spread information about the schemes announced in the Union Budget 2018-19. The meeting comes days after the party lost the crucial Rajasthan bypolls to Congress . Modi heaped praise on BJP president Amit Shah for his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha and the way he "cornered" the Congress and highlighted the work done by the government. (more...)
PM Modi to address World Government Summit in Dubai PM Modi to address World Government Summit in Dubai
- February 11, 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 past year, when he presided as chief guest of the country's Republic Day parade. (more...)
Trump blocks release of Democrats' FBI Russia intelligence memo Trump blocks release of Democrats' FBI Russia intelligence memo
- February 11, 2018

By deciding not to release the Democrats' version and sending it back to the House Intelligence Committee for a possible rewrite, Trump is essentially refusing to release the memo while making it seem like he's open to the idea. Schiff said the comparison will help to expose any material blacked out for political purposes or to hide embarrassing or damaging information about the president and his associates. (more...)
Trump releases memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation, alleging partisanship Trump releases memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation, alleging partisanship
- February 11, 2018

On Friday, Trump approved the public release of a memo spearheaded by GOP House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that alleges the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused its surveillance authority. He also called the investigation "an American disgrace". It said that they did not tell the authorities their claim to the warrant was partially based on a dossier funded in part by the rival Hillary Clinton campaign. (more...)

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