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Trump unsure Israel genuinely wants peace with Palestinians Trump unsure Israel genuinely wants peace with Palestinians
- February 12, 2018

He did not disclose details about the anticipated peace plan. Since Morales' election in October 2015, there has been a significant improvement in the country's relations with Israel, including Guatemala's positions at worldwide meetings. (more...)
USA confirms Tillerson to visit Turkey
- February 12, 2018

In previewing Tillerson's visit, a State Department official told reporters that "I wouldn't read too much into the fact that there's no Israel stop" and noted that the former oil executive frequently meets with Israeli officials and "stays abreast of the issues". (more...)
Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? Twitter users place Olympics in North Korea Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? Twitter users place Olympics in North Korea
- February 12, 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. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday evening there is "no daylight" between the US and South Korea, despite their different approaches to engagement with North Korea at the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games . (more...)
Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita
- February 12, 2018

Several main roads were blocked, he said, and power was out where he was in Apia. Tongatapu would be "pretty much exposed to the full brunt of the cyclone". US President Donald Trump declared emergency status for American Samoa, authorising the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts. (more...)
Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric
- February 12, 2018

Through Sheikh Al Mutlaq's comments do not mean the law will necessarily be changed, it's the first statement of its kind to be made by a senior cleric, according to Reuters . Last month, women were allowed to watch football in stadiums in some cities, and a driving ban was lifted a year ago, but women are still unable to do many things without their male guardian's permission. (more...)
North Korea invite is dramatic gesture, but not diplomatic breakthrough North Korea invite is dramatic gesture, but not diplomatic breakthrough
- February 12, 2018

North Korea's high-level delegation, including the sister of the North Korean leader, wrapped-up its three-day trip in South Korea on Sunday, after extending an invitation to President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang. Abe, who cited the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics that Japan will host as one of the reasons for his Pyeongchang visit, will encourage Japanese athletes on Saturday before returning home. (more...)
Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between South, US Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between South, US
- February 12, 2018

To achieve this, he'll obviously have to walk a precarious diplomatic tightrope between his ally, the USA and his old enemy, North Korea . And now, Mr Kim has invited the South Korean leader to a summit in Pyongyang at the "earliest date possible". (more...)
Pence avoids meeting top N. Korean official Pence avoids meeting top N. Korean official
- February 12, 2018

At the opening ceremony, Kim Yong-nam and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, waved to North and South Korean athletes who marched under a unified peninsula flag for the first time in a decade. It was set to be followed by a lunch hosted by Moon, Yonhap news agency reported. "What we'd like to achieve by coming to South Korea, at the Winter Olympics, is to show the world this is what peace can look like when two leaders get along", said the Kim impersonator. (more...)
East Queensland storms: more wild weather as 50000 without power East Queensland storms: more wild weather as 50000 without power
- February 12, 2018

He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Bureau of Meteorology warns, at 5:05 pm, severe storms were detected near Kilcoy, Maryvale and Border Ranges National Park. "Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines". "Redcliffe picked up 109 kilometre an hour wind gusts with that storm and Redland also 107 kilometre per hour, and also around much of the city we saw some very gusty winds associated with it", he said. (more...)
President Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats President Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats
- February 12, 2018

After the House Intelligence Committee voted on a Monday to make that document public, Trump authorized its release swiftly on a Friday afternoon. The proposal, which earned swift pushback from Democrats, was made during a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee held on Monday, according to a newly-released transcript of the session. (more...)
'Too Soon' To Tell If Korean Olympic Thaw Will Last: Jim Mattis 'Too Soon' To Tell If Korean Olympic Thaw Will Last: Jim Mattis
- February 12, 2018

Ahead of the reception, hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korean media said Pence was expected to be seated opposite Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state, at the 12-seat head table. The smiles and handshakes at the meeting were friendlier than some of the North's past history with the complex - in 1968 it sent commandos to attack it to try to assassinate the South's then leader. (more...)
North Korea: US says 'no daylight' between allies despite warmer ties North Korea: US says 'no daylight' between allies despite warmer ties
- February 12, 2018

South Korea's president Moon Jae-in shook hands with her and said at the ceremony: "I would like to take this opportunity to convey greetings and a message of friendship from the people of Korea". The North's presence in the South has dominated Olympic headlines, with the winter sports festival triggering a flurry of cross-border trips culminating in the diplomatic delegation. (more...)
State Department: No One Drives a Wedge Between US and South Korea State Department: No One Drives a Wedge Between US and South Korea
- February 12, 2018

The meeting came a day after the delegation met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and delivered the North Korean leader's invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang, the Yonhap news agency reported. The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programmes past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington . (more...)
Second WH official resigns over domestic abuse allegations Second WH official resigns over domestic abuse allegations
- February 12, 2018

Judge Jeanine Pirro put her own spin on the recent domestic abuse scandals that are rocking the Trump White House - it's Barack Obama 's fault. The Washington Post first reported Sorensen's resignation Friday evening, and reported that his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, alleged that "he ran a auto over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine's coast, an incident ... (more...)
Pence, Warmbier's father meet with North Korean defectors Pence, Warmbier's father meet with North Korean defectors
- February 12, 2018

A White House official said although Moon did not discuss the invitation to Pyongyang with Mr Pence, 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...)
Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's President To North Korea Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's President To North Korea
- February 12, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, back in Washington after attending the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. (more...)
VP Spokeswoman to CNN: 'Let's Not Whitewash North Korea's Record' VP Spokeswoman to CNN: 'Let's Not Whitewash North Korea's Record'
- February 12, 2018

Now the mood is definitely less tense. It was the rivals' first joint Olympic march since 2007. Lookalikes of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. As part of the cross-border deal, an orchestra from Pyongyang was due to perform in Seoul - where anti-North demonstrators have taken to the streets. (more...)
The White House is standing by John Kelly - for now The White House is standing by John Kelly - for now
- February 12, 2018

Conway also said she believed his ex-wives' accounts, and said there was no way anyone in the White House would have previously believed that Porter was an abuser. Meanwhile, Deputy staff secretary Derek Lyons has been promoted to acting staff secretary as a replacement for Porter. 'In this case, you have contemporaneous police reports, you have women speaking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation under threat of perjury. (more...)
5 dead after 'horrific murder spree' in Johnson County 5 dead after 'horrific murder spree' in Johnson County
- February 12, 2018

The perpetrator then took his own life. A witness at the scene told investigators that Nickell escaped in a black Toyota Camry, prompting police to be on the lookout for the vehicle. The incident is under investigation. Kentucky authorities say a male suspect is among five people who were found dead following separate shooting attacks at a residence and apartment complex. (more...)
Slammed by Tottenham fans but Ben Davies impresses again Slammed by Tottenham fans but Ben Davies impresses again
- February 12, 2018

BetVictor's Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt said: "The top-four is a popular market and Arsenal have been well backed but games starting to run out now". Arsene Wenger's side were simply not at the races, despite the fact they defended reasonably well in the first-half, creating very few chances and showing little ability to control the tempo. (more...)
Back-to-Back Scandals Push Hope Hicks Into Media Spotlight — WashPost Back-to-Back Scandals Push Hope Hicks Into Media Spotlight — WashPost
- February 12, 2018

Some commentators objected to his reference to due process, for example pointing to his promotion of a conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama's nationality. "Porter's security clearance status and access to classified information", the senators wrote . David Sorensen , a speechwriter for President Trump , reigned when he learnt that the Washington Post was working on a story detailing accusations of physical and emotional abuse by his ex-wife. (more...)
NBC Apologizes For Olympic Analyst's Remarks That Koreans Found Deeply Offensive NBC Apologizes For Olympic Analyst's Remarks That Koreans Found Deeply Offensive
- February 12, 2018

The Bull City-born Ramo claimed to speak on behalf of all Koreans when citing Japan as providing the example that led to Korea's own modernization. Since making the ignorant and controversial comment, thousands took to various social media platforms to express their discomfort and anger. (more...)
Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria
- February 12, 2018

The state Al-Ikhbariyah TV said there were reports that dozens were killed . SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre". "Everyone is back to their bases", said Abu Khawla, the head of the Deir el-Zour Military Council. "The Turkish campaign could succeed in defeating the Kurdish militias and taking control of Afrin , but this will not end the Turkish-Kurdish conflict inside and outside Turkey ". (more...)
US Senate votes to re-open the government US Senate votes to re-open the government
- February 12, 2018

Congress will then have to pass appropriations legislation for the current fiscal year that ends September 30 and the following year. "Tonight, you could feel the frustration and embarrassment growing in Congress as we exposed the hypocrisy of Republicans who are joining in an unholy alliance and spending free-for-all with Democrats at the expense of the American people and our party's supposed principles", Paul said afterward. (more...)
Government shutdown ends after House passes budget deal Government shutdown ends after House passes budget deal
- February 12, 2018

If signed by the president, a government shutdown that started at midnight will be brought to an end. The agreement, negotiated by congressional leaders and released late Wednesday night, also includes billions of dollars in "emergency" funding that doesn't count against the spending caps. (more...)

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