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by | February 12, 2018 | 00:29

Since making the ignorant and controversial comment, thousands took to various social media platforms to express their discomfort and anger. The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo , an Asian commentator for NBC , said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at the opening ceremony Friday that Japan played an "important" role in South Korea's recent achievements as a nation.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:26

Turkey has detained hundreds of people in the past two weeks for allegedly engaging in terrorist propaganda for speaking out against the Turkish military offensive against the enclave of Afrin aimed at rooting out Syrian Kurdish militia.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:21

In the end, the government shut down, briefly, because of Sen. In a second tweet posted soon after, Trump said the GOP was forced to hike spending for "things we do not like" - meaning for many domestic programs prized by Democratic members - in order to boost military spending .

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:13

Roh Moo-hyun, a liberal South Korean president who carried on with Kim Dae-jung's engagement policy, crossed the border to the North to meet Kim Jong Il in 2007. An invitation for President Moon to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date possible", per The Guardian's Benjamin Haas . The delegation arrived on a special plane Friday from Pyongyang to Incheon, in the first high-level interactions between the two sides of the Korean Peninsula in over a decade.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:08

The bill went to the House shortly after, where it passed in a vote that took place around 5:30 am. A 652-page budget and appropriations deal, worked out by congressional leadership, was unveiled at midnight Wednesday, a mere 24 hours before the shutdown deadline.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:04

Because he and the White House have said that "more transparency is better", Lewandowski argued that Trump is justified in asking Democrats "to go back and remove the information from the memorandum that would allow the White House to release all of the information".

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:02

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday before swiftly being shown out by security staff. Ms Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:55

Before the ceremony, South Korean officials released a statement from President Moon Jae-in. After months of silence on whether it would even take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, which had their opening ceremony Friday, nuclear-armed North Korea has gone on a charm offensive, dispatching athletes , performers and Kim's sister plus other diplomatic delegates to the South.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:33

Mr Moon has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. Pence made the comments after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Closing out the ceremony in an unlikely show of unity, North and South Korea marched together under the same flag. With the start of the Winter Olympics comes the usual tradition of NBC showing select events on tape delay in primetime.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:32

A high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un's sister has arrived at a train station in Pyeongchang hours ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics . The US has repeatedly pressed China, North Korea's most significant trading partner and main ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:30

Police said the attack occurred at the Santa Lidwina Church in the Yogyakarta province of Java. "We can not confirm yet if this was a terror-related incident", said Yogyakarta police spokesman Yuliyanto, who goes by one name like many Indonesians.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:21

Mr Johnson will now fly to Myanmar, where he is due to meet de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday. Doctors Without Borders estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya died in the first month of violence. Neighbouring Bangladesh has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating Rohingya people. He demanded "what we all want to see is a safe, a dignified and secure returns for the people, for the Rohingya, back to their place of origin".

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:24

But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un , delivered by his visiting younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics. He insisted on Saturday that the U.S., South Korea and Japan were united in their goal of isolating North Korea over the country's nuclear weapons program.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:17

North and South Korea played in the same side for the first time but were beaten resoundingly on a historic first day of the Pyeongchang Games. U.S. "The North Koreans should understand that for a summit or any kind of serious talks to occur, Moon needs to be able to take something to Washington - something that addresses denuclearisation", he said before the North's invitation to Moon was announced.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:15

Fatou Bensouda, ICC prosecutor said on Thursday that preliminary examinations into Duterte's campaign fought to find whether or not it had the jurisdiction and whether or not crimes against humanity had been committed. This is considered the first step prior to a full-blown investigation into possible charges of crimes against humanity. "The ICC may only exercise jurisdiction where domestic courts are incapable of carrying out the proper proceedings", Dy said in a statement.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:09

Mr Modi earlier on Sunday paid his respects to fallen UAE soldiers at the Wahat Al Karama, monument in Abu Dhabi on the last day of his two-day visit to the country. Quite unlike other Indian leaders who had reached Ramallah in the past through Israel, PM Modi traveled straight to Ramallah in a chopper provided by the Jordanian government and escorted by choppers from the Israel Air Force.

by | February 11, 2018 | 22:27

Guwahati: A barbed wire fence has probably resulted in the death of elephants at Hawaipur railway station under Lumding division on Saturday night. Five elephants were killed in December after they were hit by a train in the same state. Sources said that the railway officials were looking into the claims of the locals to ascertain the cause of the accident. The section was ultimately restored at 02.37 am on Sunday when the train left the site after the engine was rerailed.

by | February 11, 2018 | 22:22

Trump said this in an interview with the Israeli daily, Israel Hayom , where he said "Palestinians are not committed to making peace, but Im not sure about the Israelis". The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this. "I think Jerusalem was a very big point and I think it was a very important point", he said.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:26

Porter told him about the possible allegations because he was concerned that what he characterized as false charges from aggrieved women who were out to destroy him could derail his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, according to one of the two people briefed on the matter.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:24

The US State Department said it "strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself", calling "for an end to Iranian behaviour that threatens peace and stability". Pro-Syrian government forces said in a statement that Israel would see a severe and serious response to its "terrorism" from now on. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said in a statement earlier Saturday.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:05

John's at home and Virginia won at Florida State". The Boilermakers were the No. 4 overall seed and the Jayhawks were put with them to balance out the bracket, according to Bruce Rasmussen, who chairs the committee. While none of what was revealed on Sunday is binding in any way, it provides a blueprint for where things stand and gives teams both on the list of 16 and off of it an idea of what needs to be done to either improve or secure their seed the rest of the month.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:51

Separately, the Turkish military said on Friday the construction of a fifth military post near Syria's northwestern region of Idlib had begun. They insist they will not abandon the West Kurdistan project that threatens all of northern Syria with war for years to come.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:48

Moon is desperate to use the games as an opportunity to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into talks over resolving the global standoff over its nuclear program. Moon shared details with Pence of his meeting with North Korean leaders, but did not talk about the invitation to talks in Pyongyang. Mr Pence warned that the world would see "a charm offensive by North Korea" on Friday, "but today we thought it was important to make sure the truth is told".

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:13

Addressing a media conference here, the MQM-P MPA admitted that mistrust between the two groups exists and the efforts are being made to reunite the groups. Flanked by another party leader Rauf Siddiqui, Hassan said if the impasse didn't resolved, it wouldn't be deemed a matter of principle. He said the committee members had objected to Tessori's candidacy and he had agreed to it on the spot but the issues still escalated.

by | February 11, 2018 | 19:45

That night, Varela sent a group text to friends that read: "LOL I think she od'd, still breathing", according to court papers. Varela briefly considered driving Noceda to the emergency room, but told a friend he was "too exhausted to do so" and went to bed instead, leaving the teenage girl for dead, the report stated.