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by | February 11, 2018 | 00:28

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to United States officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang.

by | February 11, 2018 | 00:14

KCNA , North Korea's official state media, called Pence's refusal to applaud the joint Korean team at the Olympics an "ugly sight" and warned the USA leader to "stop behaving imprudently" in opposition to improving inter-Korean ties. And the unified entry of the Korean athletes at the opening ceremony presented a truly cringeworthy moment. PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Members of the United States attend the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 00:09

On Friday Banerjee urged Patel to join Trinamool Congress to which Patel said he will keep the offer in mind when he formally decides to join politics. I will be glad to do anything for this state as a brother whenever asked by her", Mr Patel noted. "All non-BJP parties should unite to fight against the government which has been trying to divide the country", he told Bengali news channel ABP Ananda.

by | February 11, 2018 | 00:01

Moon ran for (and won) his country's highest office on a platform of diplomacy with the North. Welcoming Pence to the presidential Blue House , Moon took the opportunity to highlight the visit of the North Korean officials to the games, calling them "Olympic Games of peace".

by | February 10, 2018 | 23:57

The National Weather Service has just downgraded the Winter Storm Warning in the Quad Cities to a Winter Weather Advisory . Kalamazoo is projected to wind up with eight to ten inches of fresh snow by Friday evening with more snow expected to fall this weekend.

by | February 10, 2018 | 23:36

While Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, attendance at Mass or other services that day for distribution of ashes continues to be popular. There have been inquiries if a dispensation from the obligations to fast and abstain from meat will be given. Christians who are part of liturgical traditions (following a set pattern for worship and marking the year by seasons that point us to Jesus) observe Ash Wednesday .

by | February 10, 2018 | 23:04

Reports say the suspect was also shot but their condition was not immediately known. According to local station 10TV, the officers were responding to a hang-up call around 11:30 a.m. John Kasich lives, but there has not been a statement yet from the governor's office. "We will share more details here as it becomes available". Authorities have scheduled a news conference for later Saturday afternoon.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:59

He said Russian authorities were not forcibly deporting North Koreans - but it is unlikely Kremlin officials would take no for an answer. Alongside China, Russia is the world's biggest user of - mostly forced - labor from North Korea. Russian Federation has reduced the stay of North Koreans after the UN Security Council's resolution, but no deportation is in progress, the deputy chief of the Interior Ministry's migration department, Valentina Kazakova, said on Thursday.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:52

The presence of Kim Yo Jong as part of the delegation to the Olympics led to speculation that she might have been sent because, as a close relative of the North Korean leader, she would be in a position to deliver a personal message to Moon.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:45

Moon's office says Moon, sister Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam are at the Kwandong Hockey Center Saturday to watch the game. Pence rode to the reception with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the two held a private conversation while waiting more than 10 minutes for a photo opportunity with Moon.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:47

In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee, White House counsel Donald McGahn wrote that the Justice Department had identified portions of the Democrats' memo that it believed "would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests" if disclosed.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:40

Reus wore the captain's armband with Marcel Schmelzer still absent due to an ankle injury and was pleased to return to the squad with a victory. Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund moved third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at home over Hamburger SV on Saturday.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:36

The full plow is not expected to be completed until Friday evening, although every effort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible. Parked vehicles will be ticketed. The village of Marshall declares a Snow Emergency in effect from midnight on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, until noon, Friday, Feb.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:35

Kim Yo Jong , a powerful figure in the North, is the first member of the ruling Kim dynasty to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean war. But North Korea's bad record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind as Moon warmly greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un , and Kim Yong Nam , the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:30

She added: "We will continue to meet with the DUP and both governments and will re-engage on Monday and I anticipate that talks will conclude next week". Looking back on his time in the party, he said: "50 years ago when I joined Sinn Féin it was a banned party". Progress has been made. He also said that the Good Friday Agreement was "in some difficulty".

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:24

Senators were expected to take up and pass the breakthrough bill later Thursday, and then send it to the House of Representatives - which will barely have time to debate it before government funding expires at midnight. opioid abuse crisis. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will vote against it. A vote in the House was expected this morning. The conservative House Freedom Caucus, a group of 30-some Republicans, including Biggs and Jordan, said it does not support the deal.

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:22

Friday night, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations held a 10 p.m. news conference at the offices of BATC in North Battleford in response to the verdict. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Vice-Chief Kim Jonathan called for an inquiry. "We need to call on peace and calm right now". "We are angry, we are upset and we are hurt".

by | February 10, 2018 | 22:08

United States vice-president briefly Mike Pence met Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's titular president, at a reception in South Korea on Friday morning (9 January) ahead of the opening ceremony of the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics , just 50 miles south of the border between the two Koreas.

by | February 10, 2018 | 21:29

The budget deal got a positive review from the White House. It increases both defense and domestic spending by $300 billion over that duration. He added that the accord includes a sizable disaster relief package that will help Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas recover from Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey previous year.

by | February 10, 2018 | 21:24

Ejercito also urged the Philippine government to review policies concerning the deployment of OFWs since Kuwait "has not yet signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) created to protect Filipino migrant workers" in their country. This developed after the body of an OFW identified as Joanna Daniella Demafelis was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment and believed to be that has been there for more than a year.

by | February 10, 2018 | 21:01

It will fund the government for six more weeks, raise federal budget caps for two years and lift the nation's debt ceiling for a year. It also includes $6 billion for fighting the opioid epidemic, disaster-relief money, funding to fix VA clinics, $20 billion for infrastructure programs, and enough funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program to tide it over for a decade.

by | February 10, 2018 | 20:58

Vice President Mike Pence's tour, which was meant in part to counter the North's outreach to Seoul, has taken a back seat to the highly anticipated meetings between senior North Korean officials and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said. "No one else in leadership can bring messages directly to Kim Jong Un".

by | February 10, 2018 | 20:46

Moreover, the statement highlighted that members of Egypt's naval forces are now executing securing operations at the coast overlooking Egypt's North Sinai's city of Rafah for the sake of suspending any support coming from sea to militants.

by | February 10, 2018 | 20:49

A spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, said his fighters brought down the aircraft in Raju, north-west Afrin. Earlier, Erdogan said a helicopter had been shot down without saying who was responsible, admitting that such incidents were expected in times of conflict.

by | February 10, 2018 | 20:12

In a letter to the chair of the House Intelligence Committee Friday, White House counsel Don McGahn says the memo "contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages". Trump returned the Democratic response to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday asking for it to be revised over concerns about classified information contained in the document.