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by | January 27, 2018 | 17:13

Mattis welcomed the North-South talks but said a campaign of diplomatic pressure will continue unabated. As a result of the talks, the USA will delay annual joint drills in South Korea until after the Olympics have wrapped up. Mattis said he planned to talk with Harris Thursday evening after arriving and again today and then meet with Song. "It's been pretty brutal to wait for another Olympics", said Vonn, who will be making her fourth appearance at a Games having missed out on a trip to ...

by | January 27, 2018 | 17:01

The Mayon volcano exploded thunderously in the Philippines on Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent. Displaced Albay residents sleep at the covered court of an evacuation center as lava flows from the crater of Mayon Volcano. Nestor Santiago, assistant secretary at the Philippines health ministry, told reporters that the province "is doing everything to close the gaps for ...

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:53

A Fox News presenter has questioned how the Republicans , who are "in charge of everything", could blame the Democrats for the U.S. government shutdown , which began today as politicians failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:47

A student at Port Charlotte High School was arrested Friday afternoon for "Disruption of a School Function". Near 9 a.m. officials say they received a call that a second threat had been made towards a student at the school. After an initial investigation, officers informed the school that the threat appeared to be unfounded. Police say the first suspect also faces criminal charges but because he is a juvenile they are not releasing his name nor what he's being charged with.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:45

Trump said that allegations that he tried to oust Mueller , who is leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election , were "fake news". Mueller has removed at least one investigator from the Russian Federation unit whom the inspector general discovered had criticized Trump in text messages on his FBI-issued phone.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:06

India's highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashok Chakra, was conferred on Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala of the Indian Air Force ( IAF ) who died fighting militants in Kashmir valley. Corporal Nirala alone shot dead three terrorists before laying down his life. "The President of India has approved awards of 390 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to armed forces personnel and others on the eve of the 69th Republic Day Celebrations", the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:05

A fuming Congress hit back at the BJP saying the BJP wasn't doing any charity and the saffron party should apologize for the obnoxious remarks made by its spokesperson. "For us, the festival of Constitution is most important", Surjewala said. Former PM HD Deve Gowda and Manmohan Singh were seen seated in the front row in the picture, followed by Union ministers Smriti Irani and Thawarchand Gehlot.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:04

The prosecution played the video of Gasser telling police, "What I did today was the absolute, last resort", but pointed out that he never called 911, turned his auto around or even rolled his window up. Jurors in the trial of the man who shot former National Football League running back Joe McKnight have asked the judge questions about how Louisiana law defines an "aggressor" and the state's "stand your ground" laws.

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:00

Autopsy results revealed they died by "ligature neck compression", Gomes said. The family said in a statement Friday that the new conclusion "was expressed by the family from the outset and is consistent with the findings of the independent autopsy and investigation".

by | January 27, 2018 | 16:00

The $23.6m million Boeing contract includes everything from the custom design to installation and testing. The refrigerators, which go back to 1990, have been floundering notwithstanding customary support, an Air Force representative said .

by | January 27, 2018 | 15:47

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offered praise for Kennedy and Guzman. Kennedy took office in 2013 and represents the 4th congressional district in MA when he replaced Barney Frank. "Driven by her faith and her belief in the promise of the American Dream, Elizabeth has been a vital, relentless leader for the voiceless", Pelosi said.

by | January 27, 2018 | 15:35

Fire authorities have revised the death toll from a hospital fire in southeastern South Korea to 37. Several recent fires in South Korea have been deadly. Officials say most of those who died were on the first and second floors. Choi said a total of 194 people were in two buildings. In late December, 29 people were killed in a building fire in central Seoul, which was the country's deadliest blaze over the past decade before the hospital fire.

by | January 27, 2018 | 15:22

The European Union also recently voted in favor of a new round of sanctions against Venezuela in response to Maduro's elections. On the same day, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he was planning to run for the second presidential term.

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:43

Technopromexport's general director, Sergey Topor-Gilka, was further designated. "The U.S. government is committed to maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and to targeting those who attempt to undermine the Minsk agreements", said Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinProtests erupt in Switzerland ahead of Trump's Davos trip Conway: Trump taking "America First" message to Davos With government shutdown deal, Trump expected to travel to Davos ...

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:29

The White House budget chief has expressed optimism that a resolution will be found before Monday. Fifty Senators voted in favor of the bill, of which 5 were Democrats . But, Schumer added, "There are various compromises being bandied about, and I'm always willing to listen to compromises". "It's nearly as if you were rooting for a shutdown and now we'll have one and the blame should crash entirely on President Trump's shoulders", he said .

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:30

The Paris region has been deeply affected by the floods that hit the country over the past week, but in the capital city, it was business as usual for the most part. Several tunnels, roads, and parks have closed as a result. Other museums began making preparations to close their galleries, and boat travel on the river through Paris was halted because vessels could not pass under bridges.

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:30

Throughout nine rounds of negotiations in Switzerland, the SNC and Syrian government representatives have held separate talks with United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura, but the two delegations have not met face to face. Western powers have regarded the talks with suspicion, however, worrying that Moscow is seeking to undermine the UN- backed talks with a view to ultimately carving out a settlement in favour of its ally, Syrian President Bashar al- Assad.

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:26

Releasing its first official Arctic policy white paper, China said it would encourage enterprises to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages, paving the way for Arctic shipping routes that would form a "Polar Silk Road ".

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:24

Assange skipped bail in 2012 before entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid being extradited to Sweden after he was accused of sexual assault. Assange's lawyers told the Westminster Magistrate's Court on Friday that the arrest warrant against their client could no longer apply after Swedish prosecutors' decision in May previous year to drop their probe into allegations of sexual misconduct and withdraw their European Arrest Warrant.

by | January 27, 2018 | 14:18

That attack, which killed more than 20 people, was claimed by the Taliban. Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a auto bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kabul on January 27, 2018. Police identified the attacker at the second checkpoint but were unable to stop him before he detonated the explosives near the old Ministry of the Interior building , he said.

by | January 27, 2018 | 01:06

The White House announced on Thursday that the almost 2 million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children will begin a process towards gaining citizenship into the country. Chain migration would be cut by limiting visa sponsorship by citizens and permanent residents to only spouses and minor children. Describing the plan as "extremely generous " but a take-it-or-leave-it proposal , White House officials said they hoped it would be embraced by conservatives and ...

by | January 27, 2018 | 01:03

According to Dallas News , an inmate who was locked up in a federal facility in Beaumont snuck out only to get booze, tobacco, snacks, and food to bring back with him since, you know, the food in prison is probably really bad. There was also a federal hold on him. About two hours later, an inmate - later identified as Hansen - was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag.

by | January 27, 2018 | 00:50

Initial reports suggested all 50 baboons had escaped but a zoo spokesman told The Independent this was not the case. Officials have now captured all but three of the baboons, after they all gathered around a large rock in the centre of the Zoo.

by | January 26, 2018 | 21:09

As a result of the Treasury's action, any property or interests of the designated persons in the United States will be blocked and transactions by Americans involving these persons are generally prohibited. The Taliban arranged for money to be deposited into an account at an Afghan bank in Qandahar. An Afghan security force member stands on a military vehicle during an operation in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct.

by | January 26, 2018 | 20:55

Homicide investigators said they are treating the deaths as suspicious , but officers haven't named any potential suspects or released much information about the investigation. Gomes said police have been in "consistent and ongoing" contact with the Sherman family and said the investigation would continue. Apotex is the pharmaceutical company founded by Barry Sherman in 1974, credited for ushering generics into the Canadian market and cutting consumer drug prices.