• Father Of Otto Warmbier Says North Korea 'Not Really' Participating In Olympics

    Father Of Otto Warmbier Says North Korea 'Not Really' Participating In Olympics

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    A veteran diplomat who is not blacklisted in worldwide or USA sanctions list as he is not considered to have contributed to the country's nuclear and missile development program, Kim is one of the highest-ranking North Korean officials who is able to travel the world freely-most recently spending 10 days in Iran in August to attend President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration ceremony.
  • Rodrigo Duterte tells Philippine soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas

    Rodrigo Duterte tells Philippine soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas

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    According to worldwide media reports , President Duterte had told Philippine soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas. Some critics have argued that Duterte's latter comment reduces women to nothing more than their genitals. Duterte has made headlines for "joking" about the rape of a kidnapped Australian, lamenting he hadn't been first, and for telling troops to rape women in conflict.
  • 'Too quickly' to inform if Korean Olympic thaw will final:…

    'Too quickly' to inform if Korean Olympic thaw will final:…

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    Mattis also said he doubted that the sporting rapprochement would undermine US-South Korean ties. If Moon accepts the invitation without North Korea promising to abandon its nuclear development, it would constitute a break in worldwide efforts to contain North Korea and cause a serious rift in the solidarity of the three countries.
  • Trump Says No To Declassifying Democrat Memo On Russia Probe

    Trump Says No To Declassifying Democrat Memo On Russia Probe

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    SHAPIRO: White House counsel Don McGahn says the president is inclined to declassify this memo but unable to do so. McGahn said Trump would be willing to reconsider releasing the memo if Democrat leaders revise it "to mitigate the risks" identified by the Justice Department.
  • Ramaphosa Admits 'Disunity' In ANC As Zuma Fights Exit

    Ramaphosa Admits 'Disunity' In ANC As Zuma Fights Exit

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    The need for an emergency meeting of the national executive committee, which has the power to instruct Zuma to resign, suggests the president has yet to agree to leave office. The ANC leader also addressed the issue of water shortage in Cape town where residents have been limited to 50 liters of water per day. The Bank of Baroda, which became embroiled with the Guptas, has announced plans to exit South Africa, the central bank said on Monday.
  • US Secretary of State kicks off Middle East tour in Egypt

    US Secretary of State kicks off Middle East tour in Egypt

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    Vice President Mike Pence's Mideast tour in January, since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized last December the debatable holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel amid regional and global outcry. But the most contentious stop this week is likely to be in Ankara, where a rising tide of anti-Americanism is spurred on by the government's media mouthpieces who have called the United States an enemy of Turkey.
  • Siblings investigated for murder following maid's death

    Siblings investigated for murder following maid's death

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    Three members of a Malaysian family have been detained after the death of their Indonesian maid, who suffered injuries and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with the family's dog, police said on Monday. Adelina is believed to be a resident of East Nusa Tenggara. Kuala Lumpur-based rights group Tenaganita said the case is "symptomatic of a widespread and deep-seated malaise".
  • Pence: 'No daylight' between United States, allies on North Korea

    Pence: 'No daylight' between United States, allies on North Korea

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    The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony. The vice president's office confirmed that neither the vice president nor his wife, Karen Pence, had any interactions with North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam , or Kim Yo Jong.
  • BJP releases vision document for upcoming Tripura Assembly Polls

    BJP releases vision document for upcoming Tripura Assembly Polls

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    The party promised to implement 7th central pay commission for state government employees, free smart phone to youths, minimum social security pension of Rs 2,000 and minimum wage of Rs 340, punish all accused of Rose Valley scam. The vision document promises sector wise development plan of BJP including connectivity, mobility, urban amenities, natural resource management, combating environment pollution, infrastructure development, to bring investment in industry sector to increase employment ...
  • Explosion plunges Puerto Rico back into darkness

    Explosion plunges Puerto Rico back into darkness

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    Power had returned to Puerto Rico's largest public hospital and its main global airport. Utility workers are racing to restore power on the island; Laura Ingle has the story for 'Special Report'. The state-owned power company is worth roughly $4 billion, carries $9 billion in debt and has always been criticized for political patronage and inefficiency.
  • Pence says 'no daylight' between U.S. and allies on North Korea

    Pence says 'no daylight' between U.S. and allies on North Korea

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    The highest profile member of the North Korean delegation to the Games, she is the first immediate member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-1953 Korean war. North Korea agreed to participate in Pyeongchang after the South and International Olympic Committee encouraged the heavily sanctioned state to participate as a gesture of peace.
  • Donald Trump's Staff Insists He's Not Trying To Oust John Kelly

    Donald Trump's Staff Insists He's Not Trying To Oust John Kelly

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    Willoughby also says she disclosed the abuse to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they reviewed Porter for a potential security clearance - a clearance that the New York Times says was reportedly delayed due to claims from both women - and there have been conflicting reports as to who in the administration knew about Porter's past and when.
  • Trump Blocks Release of Russia Memo Drafted by Democrats

    Trump Blocks Release of Russia Memo Drafted by Democrats

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    The Intercept reported that the operation created rifts in the CIA, which is led by Trump loyalist Mike Pompeo but has many staffers still smarting over the president's repeated harsh comments about the intelligence community's role in the investigation into Russian meddling.
  • Kim Jong Un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang

    Kim Jong Un asks South Korean president to meet in Pyongyang

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    To some, the fact that Pence didn't interact at all with Kim Yong Nam, the head of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of Kim Jong Un , despite being right next to them twice Friday evening represented a missed opportunity and snub by the Trump administration of close ally Seoul .
  • North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president

    North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president

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    Kim Yo Jong was earlier considered part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, but Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said she was here as a special envoy of the North Korean leader. Pence also invited as his Olympics guest the father of USA college student Otto Warmbier, who died after he was imprisoned by North Korea for stealing a propaganda poster.