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Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week
- February 12, 2018

Meanwhile, a total of 12 Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded in "Operation Olive Branch" carried out by the Turkish army in Syria's Afrin district on February 10 and February 11, the Turkish Armed Forces announced in separate statements. (more...)
Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source
- February 12, 2018

Some cybersecurity researchers said they had some evidence that Russian Federation was planning such attacks in response to being banned from the Olympics due to a doping scandal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The opening ceremony in Pyeongchang was disrupted by a cyber-attack, officials said. While the competition's location just 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the North Korean border has spurred some questions as to whether that government could be to blame, Reuters reported ... (more...)
North Korea's political princess heading home after whirlwind visit North Korea's political princess heading home after whirlwind visit
- February 12, 2018

But the rapprochement pushed by the dovish Moon has angered conservatives who accuse him of being a North Korea sympathiser. North Korea's state media also sharply criticized Pence. Officials didn't reveal what was written in it. Switzerland's Alina Muller nearly single-handedly spoiled Korea's Olympic unity moment on Saturday, scoring four goals to power the Swiss to an 8-0 win over Korea's unified women's ice hockey team. (more...)
Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics Draws 28.3 Million Viewers Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics Draws 28.3 Million Viewers
- February 12, 2018

The juxtaposition of North Korea's military and Olympics parades signals Pyongyang's intent to simultaneously demonstrate that it is a formidable military force to be feared but, if accepted as a nuclear state, is also prepared to re-engage the worldwide community on its terms. (more...)
Police arrests prime accused in Allahabad student's death case Police arrests prime accused in Allahabad student's death case
- February 12, 2018

Restaurant owner Amit Upadhyay, who's familiar with the main accused, has also been arrested. Allahabad SSP Akash Kulhary suspended three policemen on charges of dereliction of duties. Kulhary said three police teams were formed to nab the remaining accused. In the meantime, they clashed with each other. The prime accused was identified as Vijay Shankar Singh who is posted as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) with the Indian Railways, Kulhari said, adding that the accused is still at large. (more...)
North Korea invites South to first official talks in 10 years
- February 12, 2018

An editorial in the Yomiuri Newspaper read: "What can not be overlooked is that Moon did not directly demand North Korea to abandon its nuclear development". 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...)
Terrorists' bid to attack CRPF camp in Srinagar thwarted, encounter underway Terrorists' bid to attack CRPF camp in Srinagar thwarted, encounter underway
- February 12, 2018

The soldiers stationed at the post opened fire following which the terrorists fled from the spot. During a search operation, some gunshots were exchanged in a nearby building. In retaliation, the forces killed three terrorists on Saturday while another was killed on Sunday. Security installations have come under increased attack in Jammu and Kashmir, where the forces have stepped up the offensive. (more...)
Combined Korean team ready to shed politics in Olympic debut Combined Korean team ready to shed politics in Olympic debut
- February 12, 2018

Past South Korean leaders failed to advance peace talks after their own meetings with the North. Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that "talk for the sake of talk is pointless". (more...)
London City Airport closed after 'explosive' WW2 bomb found in Thames nearby London City Airport closed after 'explosive' WW2 bomb found in Thames nearby
- February 12, 2018

There are also local road closures near the incident, Transport for London said. "Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed the nature of the device". Metropolitan Police and the Royal Navy are working to remove the historical item. The ordnance was found in the River Thames early Sunday during planned development work at the airport, which lies east of the Canary Wharf financial district. (more...)
Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
- February 12, 2018

North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho embraces Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier , while Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence looks on. Moon has expressed his intention to use the Winter Olympics as a chance to make diplomatic inroads with the North and restore normalcy, following months of high tensions on the Peninsula. (more...)
Sensitive information in Democrats' memo puts Trump in 'no-win situation,' Republicans say Sensitive information in Democrats' memo puts Trump in 'no-win situation,' Republicans say
- February 12, 2018

Trump overrode strong Justice Department objections when he declassified a Republican memo alleging an abuse of surveillance powers in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. "We think it's very political about how they attack myself, they attack Chairman Gowdy, they turn Carter Page into some super-secret Russian spy, they talk about how Christopher Steele is a really, really good source when we know that he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation". (more...)
Trump infrastructure plan relies mostly on funding outside the federal government's control Trump infrastructure plan relies mostly on funding outside the federal government's control
- February 12, 2018

The plan would include $100 billion in federal money for a grant competition, giving preference to applicants that raise their own funds for projects, and $20 billion for federal lending programs such as the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act fund that can generate $40 in outside project funding for every federal dollar, the White House official said. (more...)
India, Palestine sign 6 Memorandums of Understandings worth United States dollars 40 million India, Palestine sign 6 Memorandums of Understandings worth United States dollars 40 million
- February 12, 2018

Gokhale meanwhile also dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Palestine as "historic in every sense". Abbas said after their meeting that he remains committed to negotiations with Israel as the path toward Palestinian independence. (more...)
PM to visit Mysuru on Feb 19 PM to visit Mysuru on Feb 19
- February 12, 2018

While addressing the jam-packed audience, PM Modi emphasised that there have been no allegations of corruption against his government. This marks PM Modi's first official visit with Edouard Philippe. Mr Modi said, India's leap in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Rankings from 142 to 100 is unprecedented. India's Mars orbiter mission has seen success greater than what they show in Hollywood (sci-fi) movies. (more...)
Israelis, Palestinians not looking to make peace Israelis, Palestinians not looking to make peace
- February 12, 2018

Trump drew the ire of Palestinians and the global community in December when he announced the USA would recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. "The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements". (more...)
S. Korean president meets with visiting Japanese PM for Winter Olympics S. Korean president meets with visiting Japanese PM for Winter Olympics
- February 12, 2018

As the opening ceremony began, Kim and Moon exchanged a handshake and spoke briefly. She smiled brightly as she was greeted by South Korean officials led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon at a meeting room at Incheon International Airport. (more...)
Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public
- February 12, 2018

Some Western media outlets had reported that the hotel would resume normal operations on February 14, while others had accurately what the hotel now officially confirmed that the date will be tomorrow. The attorney general said late last month that 56 people had refused to settle and remain in custody. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the son of King Salman, launched the crackdown arresting Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men, along with 10 other princes and ... (more...)
Peaceful gesture amongst Koreans at Games, but United States not impressed Peaceful gesture amongst Koreans at Games, but United States not impressed
- February 12, 2018

They said Pence could have opted to sit with the United States delegation and avoided the box that included the North Koreans . The athletes' blue and white uniforms represent the Korean unification flag. The left-wing Kyunghyang newspaper called the actions "deeply disrespectful". The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence
- February 12, 2018

The first liberal president in a decade, Moon has repeatedly said since his election in May that he'd be willing to visit Pyongyang and meet with Kim Jong Un if that would help solve the North's headlong pursuit of a nuclear arsenal that can target the USA mainland. (more...)
Peacemaking Trump And Kim Jong Un Impersonators Booted From Olympics Peacemaking Trump And Kim Jong Un Impersonators Booted From Olympics
- February 12, 2018

She joined South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife and VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony . Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday there's "no daylight" among the U.S., South Korea and Japan on the need to keep the pressure on North Korea's regime, even as Pyongyang extended an invitation to South Korea's president for a rare visit. (more...)
Pence avoids North Korean encounter at Winter Olympics Pence avoids North Korean encounter at Winter Olympics
- February 12, 2018

Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television. South Korean President Moon Jae In, who advocates dialogue with the North to ease tensions, is due to have lunch with Ms Kim and other delegates today - when analysts expect her to deliver a personal message from her brother. (more...)
Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues
- February 12, 2018

He announced he would recuse himself from that investigation past year, and his work on the committee culminated recently in a dispute over a GOP memo he spearheaded alleging FBI surveillance abuses. "Instead we do a memo", Rooney added. Resembling a local, conservative news site, " The California Republican " is classified on Facebook as a "media/news company" and claims to deliver "the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis". (more...)
Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang
- February 12, 2018

Pence left South Korea Saturday night, flying out of Pyeongchang after attending a short-track speedskating event with Moon - who then went to watch ice hockey along with Kim and the North Korean delegation. "I will say what needs to be said", Mr Abe had told his aides before leaving Japan for his third bilateral meeting with Mr Moon, reported the Nikkei Asian Review. (more...)
ROK President Moon meets with DPRK delegation ROK President Moon meets with DPRK delegation
- February 12, 2018

The Joongang Ilbo , another leading daily, made the interesting point that Kim Yo-jong's visit is a sign of North Korean weakness, not the confidence that others have projected on it: " South Korea is North Korea's last resort". They were whisked back and forth between Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. Moon shared details with Pence of his meeting with North Korean leaders, but did not talk about the invitation to talks in Pyongyang. (more...)
North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president
- February 12, 2018

Kim Yo Jong delivered her brother's personal invitation during a meeting with Moon at the Blue House, a presidential spokesman said potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. "South Korea has some hard homework to solve regarding some countries", President Moon said in a speech before Pence arrived. US Vice-President Mike Pence , sitting a few seats away in the same Opening Ceremony VIP booth, looked stony faced as the scene unfolded. (more...)
Mick Mulvaney denies that he's being considered to replace John Kelly Mick Mulvaney denies that he's being considered to replace John Kelly
- February 12, 2018

The revelation has roiled the White House , raising questions about the vetting process and how long Trump's top advisers knew about the allegations. "We wish him well". It's obviously a very tough time for him. Conway also indicated that any furor over Trump's comments doesn't matter because Porter is now out of his job. (more...)
Russian rocket launch cancelled just seconds before take off
- February 12, 2018

The launch of a Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station was aborted in the final minute Sunday (Feb. 11), just as it was poised to fly the fastest resupply mission to the orbiting lab in history. Within minutes of its planned departure, NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos seemed to making preparations as normal , but the launch was inexplicably cancelled moments before liftoff. (more...)
[PyeongChang 2018] Joint Korean hockey team smallest, youngest in women's tournament [PyeongChang 2018] Joint Korean hockey team smallest, youngest in women's tournament
- February 12, 2018

Pence, by contrast, avoided speaking with North Korean officials Friday, and he and his wife did not stand, as most spectators did, when the athletes from both Koreas marched together under a flag representing a unified Korea. They may also see a performance by a visiting North Korean art troupe in Seoul on Sunday before flying back to Pyongyang. But Mr Moon, a liberal who has always wanted to engage the North, will also have to convince a good portion of his own people who are deeply ... (more...)
Oops: Raytheon Anti-Missile System Test Misses Target Again Oops: Raytheon Anti-Missile System Test Misses Target Again
- February 12, 2018

The contract includes funding to continue support of current software, and for upgrading software that is becoming obsolete. Last year, South Korea deployed the US-made THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) system despite strong objections from China and Russia, as well as protests among its own citizens. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks
- February 12, 2018

On Saturday Kim Yo Jong "courteously" handed over a personal letter from the North Korean leader to Moon and told him of her brother's "intention", North Korea's state news agency KCNA said, without elaborating what that was. Moon, for his part, took the opportunity to highlight the visit of North Korean officials to the global competition, referring to the "Olympic Games of peace". (more...)

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