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by | February 10, 2018 | 15:38

While the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics brought celebration on Friday, the event brought a range of emotions for a Korean War survivor in the metro. Moon's office said he told Abe that the talks between the Koreas would not disrupt worldwide efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear program. "The seating arrangement shows traces of the organisers' agony", said a former South Korean chief of protocol who reviewed the early draft of the seating arrangement.

by | February 10, 2018 | 15:36

Congress President Rahul Gandhi would be on a four-day visit in poll-bound Karnataka from Saturday to connect with people through public meetings and group interactions, a party leader said on Friday. Thousands of party cadres and people from different parts of the state attended the rally. While terming unemployment and farm crisis as major challenges facing the country, the Nehru-Gandhi scion said PM Modi did not utter a single word on these issues in his entire speech in Parliament .

by | February 10, 2018 | 15:29

Gen. Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray accompanied the McGahn letter and supported the view that national-security and other concerns existed, CNN reported. His decision to deny the memo came just after he stated that, "it's gonna be released soon" and that he's "going to release a letter" as well. Now, Democrats want their own commentary-memo published.

by | February 10, 2018 | 15:22

Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. The package would boost USA government spending on national defense and domestic programs by $300 billion over a two-year period, ending years of mandatory budget caps Republicans argued were hollowing out America's military and Democrats said were harming the needy.

by | February 10, 2018 | 14:54

The upper chamber of Congress closed up shop late Thursday and reopened in the dark of night for a new session at 12.01 am (0501 GMT) Friday, launching a new effort to pass a bill to extend federal funding for six more weeks. The accord drew opposition from opposite extremes of Congress' ideological spectrum, but not in sufficient numbers to threaten passage. He added: "Make no mistake, I will always stand up for fiscal responsibility, regardless of which party is in power, and I will ...

by | February 10, 2018 | 14:35

Matt and Becca will face off against husband and wife Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and Anastasia Bryzgalova of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) in their first match of the round-robin preliminary stage. on our back, it's just going to be a dream come true", she said. After all, they got into a hole at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Mixed Doubles Curling and came storming back.

by | February 10, 2018 | 14:38

That means the House is not being run according to rules and procedures of Parliament. They had also written a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu , expressing their anguish. He said, the intention behind adjourning the House for a longer period is to promote a sense of collective responsibility among the members in minimising or doing away with forced and frequent disruptions.

by | February 10, 2018 | 14:22

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday told reporters that members of the military now protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will not face deportation. Mattis said the move applies to immigrants who had already signed up for the military or were waiting to go into boot camp, as well as veterans who had received an honorable discharge.

by | February 10, 2018 | 14:02

The USG revealed my right kidney is missing. She was then taken by her paternal relatives to a different hospital where it was confirmed that one of her kidneys had been removed. Sarkar says her husband made frequent demands for money and allegedly abused her for several years because of the dowry issue. The two brothers, who have confessed to selling Rita's kidney to a businessman in Chhattisgarh, have been booked under Section 19 (punishment for commercial dealings in human organs) and ...

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:50

By leaving early, Pence missed out on a special dessert - a chocolate representation of the Korean peninsula with a dark chocolate piece of barbed wire laying over it. The North Korean delegation also includes 24 coaches and 21 media representatives. As the pair watched the ceremony, which told the story of the entire Korean peninsula, USA vice president Mike Pence was sitting just metres away in the row in front.

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:48

Washington has been leading diplomatic efforts to ramp up global pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons and missile programs, out of concern they may eventually enable North Korea to attack the United States. "We understand the external affairs minister is out of country and the prime minister is leaving for UAE during the week". They also exchanged views on Burma and ways to address the plight of the Rohingya refugees .

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:46

Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Peter King and Ron DeSantis, listens to a reporter's question as he speaks on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2017. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Michigan, said Friday night he has read both memos, and the Democratic memo, like the GOP memo , does not endanger national security and should be released.

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:38

However, Trump has clearly suggested the idea and is weighing a decision. Free daily newspaper Israel Hayom carried some quotes Friday from an interview with Trump to be published next week. They were under extraordinary pressure not to do it. Trump's December 6 Jerusalem declaration upended decades of USA policy and countered an worldwide consensus that Jerusalem's fate should be decided in peace negotiations.

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:33

Most Democrats in the House voted against the spending bill, trying to use it as leverage to get a vote on immigration. While Senate leaders plan to hold a debate for DACA on the floor beginning next week, there is a question of what this actually means for the future of the DACA program, and what this means for the spending bill, in the hours leading up to the midnight deadline.

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:25

Roshen Silva - named the player of the match and series - finished unbeaten on 70 for Sri Lanka as they set Bangladesh a huge total on a bowler-friendly wicket at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Sri Lanka began their victory push as Dilruwan Perera removed opener Tamim Iqbal for two in just the second over of the innings. But Herath quickly inflicted significant damage, with Imrul Kayes (17) and Mominul caught behind and Mushfiqur Rahim (25) stumped by Niroshan Dickwella.

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:25

A White House spokesman said when confronted, Sorenson denied the allegations but resigned on Friday. Shah says Sorensen denies the allegations, which were first reported by The Washington Post . This source said Kelly had offered to resign, but the White House denied that, with one official saying Kelly "is doing fine in terms of where he stands with the president".

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:25

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has also said that Virat Kohli is a "genius who is the best batsman in the world". "If a batsman's technique is bad, he can put some runs on the board once in a while, but he will not be able to do that consistently which is exactly true in Kohli's case".

by | February 10, 2018 | 13:20

Syrian Kurdish fighters and Syrian state media say Turkish forces shelled a primary school and a water treatment and pumping plant in Syria's northern Afrin region. The air strikes destroyed 19 targets including ammunition depots, shelters and gun positions, the armed forces said in a statement without specifying when the raids were conducted.

by | February 10, 2018 | 12:51

She is attending the ceremonies with Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's ceremonial head of state. Unsurprisingly, the impostors caused quite a stir, and eventually were thrown out of Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, according to USA TODAY's Martin Rogers.

by | February 10, 2018 | 12:42

Pence says the US and South Korea are "completely aligned". Yo Jong is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South, while Kim Yong Nam, the hermit kingdom's nominal head of state, is the most senior official to make a cross-border trip.

by | February 10, 2018 | 12:37

Emotions were already running high after the break when Italian midfielder Bernardeschi, who left the Tuscany side for Turin last summer, scored on his return to the Artemio Franchi Stadium for the first time as a Juventus player. Fiorentina , who remain 11th, hit the post - through Gil Dias - in the first half. Gianluigi Buffon made his 500th league appearance for Juventus , while it was also a special night for Massimiliano Allegri as the 50-year-old took charge of his 200th fixture ...

by | February 10, 2018 | 12:21

He is due to meet the North Korean delegation for talks on Saturday according to Yonhap . Russia has been banned from the Games after systemic doping revelations and the 168 Russian athletes who have been cleared to take part marched behind a neutral flag as the " Olympic Athletes from Russia".

by | February 10, 2018 | 11:32

According to NBC5, Saturday morning will start overcast and chilly before light snow develops late in the afternoon - continuing through late evening between 2 and 3 inches of accumulation. Metra announced the BNSF railway will use an alternative snow schedule on Friday. The ice and snow will continue in upstate NY, western Pennsylvania and into New England.

by | February 10, 2018 | 11:20

The court had granted anticipatory bail in this case. Hours after the Mumbai Police arrested venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy in a sexual harassment case filed by a Delhi-based woman, the start guru tweeted that he has been granted anticipatory bail.

by | February 10, 2018 | 11:15

And few, if any, expect the Olympics-inspired détente to last after the world's athletes depart the peninsula. The most widely held belief is that Moon's administration is so desperate for the North to take part in the Games that it will do anything to appease its belligerent neighbour, even if that threatens its own national security.