• Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

    Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

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    The politics behind this near miss was set a week earlier in Washington, a senior administration official said, when President Trump told Mr Pence, in a meeting with Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson and the national security adviser, Lt Gen HR McMaster, that he was open to a meeting between the Vice President and the North Koreans but only if Mr Pence delivered a tough message, and only if the encounter was away from TV cameras, The New York Times said.
  • North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

    North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

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    Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon, who had said "let's create the environment for that to be able to happen", Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing.
  • Michy Batshuayi scores again as Borussia Dortmund win

    Michy Batshuayi scores again as Borussia Dortmund win

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    Pulisic missed a glorious chance to make the points safe but substitute Mario Gotze grabbed a second in injury time to extend Peter Stoger's unbeaten record at the helm to seven Bundesliga matches and lift BVB to third with a 500th home victory in the division.
  • Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

    Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

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    It was in keeping with his determined effort to turn a cold shoulder to what he's called North Korea's "propaganda" around the games in South Korea . They said Pence could have opted to sit with the U.S. delegation and avoided the box that included the North Koreans. White House officials stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president's refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts.
  • Leadership is an art, allow Cyril to use it - Mantashe

    Leadership is an art, allow Cyril to use it - Mantashe

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    Zuma, in power since 2009 and battling corruption allegations, has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling party in December. The opposition Democratic Alliance has warned it will rush to court if there is any attempt to grant Mr Zuma immunity. Zuma's family said Madiba-Zuma's remarks were "unfortunate".
  • Theresa May will intervene in crunch Northern Ireland talks

    Theresa May will intervene in crunch Northern Ireland talks

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    Many in the province fear direct rule would further destabilise the delicate political balance between the two sides who up until past year had run the province since 2007 under the terms of the 1998 Good Friday peace accord. SINN Féin's Gerry Adams has said his dialogue with Catholic priest Fr Alec Reid, who was considered pivotal to the peace process, began as far back as 1977.
  • US House Passes Bipartisan Budget Measure Ending Government Shutdown

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    Senate just passed the budget deal . Following the Senate's lead, the House of Representatives passed a major budget deal early Friday morning, ending a brief overnight government shutdown that occurred after Sen. Democratic House members have voiced opposition to the deal's lack of protections for young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers. "That's a commitment that I share", Ryan told reporters Thursday.
  • Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'

    Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'

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    Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea - a move the vice-president cautioned against. Two hockey players - one from North Korea and another from the South - took the Olympic torch to South Korean figure-skating superstar Yuna Kim to light the Olympic caldron.
  • Senate Leader Announces Two-Year Spending Plan to Avoid Shutdown

    Senate Leader Announces Two-Year Spending Plan to Avoid Shutdown

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    Both Democrats and Republicans have said they were making progress on a budget that would increase spending limits for defense and non-defense programs. But several Republicans said they weren't optimistic the extra defence spending could get through the Senate. But, Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a fellow Democrat, doesn't see it that way.
  • Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

    Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

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    More than 250,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, the Philippine foreign ministry estimates, a lot of them as domestic helpers. "And you seem to be oblivious about it", he said. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, condemned the killing of Joanna Dimapilis was discovered inside a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait that has been abandoned by her employers for about year.