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North Korea and U.S. rule out talks as South hosts Winter Olympics

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The report added that Mr Kim has been looking for ways in which to bring the "unruly" military to order. "As we speak, an estimated 100,000 North Korean citizens labour in modern-day gulags", Pence said . Officials at the Pyeongchang Olympics, set to begin on Friday, said in a statement that 900 members of the host country's forces will be used in place of the workers. Read More »

Winter Storm Forecast: Heavy Snow in Afternoon, Early Eve in NH

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A snowstorm will hit southern Wisconsin Thursday night and last until Friday afternoon, which has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning and Hazardous Weather Outlook. Expect a brisk and seasonably cold day with highs around 30 degrees, although a still active northwest breeze will add an extra chill and keep wind chills in the teens and twenties throughout the day. Read More »

Schmidt Rings The Changes For Italian Clash

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Larmour has lit up the Guinness PRO14 and Champions Cup in his breakthrough campaign with Leinster, and Schmidt now believes he is ready for global action. Jack McGrath replaces Cian Healy at loosehead prop, Devin Toner returns to the secondrow in place of James Ryan, while Leinster duo Dan Leavy and Jack Conan are promoted to the backrow in place of the unfortunate Josh van der Flier - he will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury - and CJ Stander. Read More »

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod out of Olympics due to fractured heel

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The United States had a successful head start into the Winter Olympics , upsetting the world champions from Russian Federation 9-3 in curling mixed doubles. "If there's a positive ruling, they'll fly in, ' the AP cited him as saying on Thursday". They received such an opportunity after the first meeting, at which the CAS issued a decision that came contrary to the position of the International Olympic Committee, but the decision was consistent with common sense. Read More »

Pastor and 3 others stabbed at Texas home church service

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Lt. Jay Clement, from the Corpus Christi police, said a pastor, a band member along with two others were stabbed, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. According to county records cited by KZTV , the house is owned by Kingdom Acts Ministries International. The attacker is believed to be in his 30's and is described as a member of the church. Read More »

Soros alleged to finance campaign to stop Brexit

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The first changes would come into force after the transition period and the idea is to try to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the divorce, according to senior United Kingdom officials. The judges are referring two preliminary questions to the Luxembourg-based ECJ for an answer about the group's rights as European Union citizens after Brexit. Read More »

Government faces second shutdown

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The accord, between Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, and Chuck Schumer of NY, his Democratic counterpart, would raise strict caps on military and domestic spending that were imposed in 2011 as part of a deal with President Barack Obama that was once seen as a key triumph for Republicans in Congress. Read More »

South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister

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The event will also see the presence of Vice President Mike Pence , who invited the father of Otto Warmbier, the American student who suffered brain damage while detained in North Korea and died shortly after being returned in a comatose state to the US last year, to join him at the ceremony . Read More »

Senate Budget Deal Includes $20B for Infrastructure Projects

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), the Senate's top Democrat, said the two parties-and the White House-have agreed to smash through caps on military and domestic spending imposed by a 2011 law created to reduce the nation's long-term debt. Read More »

Amid Olympic detente, Pence talks tough

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FARS "has removed [Samsung's] advertising banner from its website following the unsportsmanlike and dishonest action taken by Samsung at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ", it said in a statement. As if to steal the thunder, North Korea conducted a military parade Thursday ahead of the games to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the creation of its military. Read More »

Will The Spice Girls Really Reunite?

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However, there is still no indication that the group is intending to record any new music, so what the setlists on the tour will stick to the classic hits. One thing's for sure and that is that the 90's icons are as powerful today as they were back in their heyday, judging by the media storm that those snaps have created. Read More »

Funding Impasse Looms Ahead of Possible US Government Shutdown

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Speaker Ryan did not do much to assuage Pelosi, saying through a spokesperson that he "has already repeatedly stated we intend to do a DACA and immigration reform bill - one that the president supports". The bill removes automatic spending cuts - known as sequestration caps - for both defense and nondefense programs. Democrats did manage to get $6 billion in funding to deal with the opioid crisis and drug addiction, one of their key demands, and the package includes $20 billion ... Read More »

Syrian govt strikes kill 32 civilians

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Youth in Eastern Ghouta "are being starved, bombed and trapped", said Sonia Khush, Save the Children's Syria response director. Ruth says that eyewitness video shows a familiar pattern: A bomb dropped, first responders rushing to extract survivors from rubble. Read More »

Putin, Erdogan agree to strengthen military coordination in Syria

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Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency also reported that following the conversation, "Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a summit in Istanbul soon". According to the Kremlin, the state heads noted the importance of continuing cooperation between Russia, Turkey and Iran to promote the Syrian peace process, and discussed trilateral contacts at various levels in the future. Read More »

Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues

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In addition to the committee's turmoil playing out publicly over dueling memos - Nunes' and the Dems' impending response - regarding the FBI and Justice Department's Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) practices, Rooney told CBS the distrust on the panel is exacerbated by an ethics investigation into the "entire Republican staff". Read More »

Local sociology professor talks Super Bowl ads

Comedian Keegan Michael-Key cut through complex jargon to put things plainly in a humourous ad for Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. The Alexa ad featured celebrities including Cardi B and Anthony Hopkins - and also a cameo from CEO Jeff Bezos . Read More »

Teams, score and highlights from Copa del Rey

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Sevilla eliminated Leganes 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday. Barcelona: Jasper Cillessen 7, Sergi Roberto 6, Gerard Pique 7, Samuel Umtiti 7, Jordi Alba 6, Andre Gomes 5, Ivan Rakitic 7, Sergio Busquets 7, Andres Iniesta 7, Lionel Messi 8, Luis Suarez 8. Read More »

Special Envoy's Visit Was Turned Down by India - Maldives

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China's massive lending to poor nations for such projects has raised concerns about their ability to repay, as well as fueling fears in rival India that Beijing is methodically working to shrink New Delhi's influence in the Indian Ocean. It's only the latest turn in a drama that started exactly six years ago when the country's first democratically elected pro-India president was ousted in a coup. Read More »

Drowsy Driving More Dangerous Than Originally Thought

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David Yang, executive director for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It's very common too with the CDC saying 35 percent of USA drivers not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep at night. "But, missing just two- to-three hours of sleep can more than quadruple your risk for a crash, which is the equivalent of driving drunk". To read the report from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, visit this link . Read More »

Israeli Forces Kill Terrorist Responsible For Rabbi Raziel Shevach's Murder

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The IDF, Shin Bet, Israel Border Police forces were operating in the village to arrest Jarrar and had forces arrived at a building in which he was hiding. At least 52 Israelis and five foreign nationals have been killed. There has been a spike in Palestinian violence since President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Senate Announces 2-Year Budget Deal That's A Huge Win For GOP

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The deal also spends more on other administration priorities, including infrastructure and the opioid drug epidemic. While top leaders furiously worked to finalize a deal to add to a must-pass spending bill President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown if Democrats failed to help the GOP strengthen immigration laws. Read More »

Trump cites 'power of prayer' at 66th National Prayer Breakfast

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Let us pray for that extra measure of strength and that extra measure of devotion, ' President Trump said , 'and let us seek to build a more just and peaceful world where every child can grow up without violence, worship without fear, and reach their God-given potential'. Read More »

Rand Paul to Block Budget Deal Vote

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Federal funding for most government programs runs out at midnight. John Czwartacki, a spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget, told the Post that agencies were "being urged to review and prepare for lapse". The senator wants just 15 minutes to debate, but nobody wants to have it pointed out what an "eyesore" this deal is to conservatives, he mused. The government shutdown deadline is just hours away. Read More »

SPD take finance ministry in German coalition deal

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The Chancellor reached an accord with her former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), after the longest period without an elected government in post-war Germany. The mass-selling daily Bild said Merkel had sold out. The SPD also plunged to a post-World War II low, leaving the two biggest parties weakened and Germany's left and right fringes strengthened. Read More »

Toronto police recover remains of sixth person in Bruce McArthur investigation

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BBC News reported that McArthur had a deal with the home's elderly residents where he would care for their lawn for free, if he could store his landscaping equipment there. "There is an extensive digital investigation going on", said Idsinga. "We have identified some spots that we are interested in and have been heating that ground now for over a week. Read More »

Two British 'Beatles' Islamic State Fighters Captured In Syria

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In May 2016, Elsheikh was identified as a member of the ISIS execution cell known as 'The Beatles , ' a group accused of beheading more than 27 hostages and torturing many more. and British hostages. Former child refugee Elsheikh was a mechanic from White City in west London, and Alexanda Kotey was from Paddington. Emwazi was killed during a 2015 air strike in Syria. Read More »

North Korea Is Winning the Olympics Before They Even Start

Kim has been putting pressure on the U.S. Iran warned South Korea's electronics giant Samsung of "repercussions" on Thursday after its delegation to the Winter Olympics was excluded from a handout of free top-of-the-range smartphones to participants. Read More »

Winter Olympics Are Heating Up — TheDC Newsroom

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North Korea has no intention of meeting USA officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea today, state media reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense stand-off over the North's nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

Cong demand to disclose Rafale deal details unrealistic: defence ministry

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Rahul Gandhi's attack came a day after Nirmala Sitharaman refused to share details of the Rafale deal on the grounds of a security agreement between India and France in 2008. The MoD statement referred to the "Agreement between The Government of the Republic of India and The Government of the French Republic concerning the Protection of Classified Information and Material in the field of Defence", signed in New Delhi on January 25, 2008. Read More »

The Historical Context Of Military Parades And The US

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It's not about military respect. "To a large extent because of what I witnessed we may do something like that on July 4 in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue". Trump does not care about the military or veterans . "He wants to hold a parade?" Mattis says the Pentagon has been putting together options for a parade. Read More »

Watford Boss Warns Barcelona Over Chelsea Quality

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He might have been given more time to turn it around had he played a smarter game previous year, but he overplayed his hand and left himself with no credit in the bank for the inevitable tough times that have followed. "We have now two bad losses but we are a team with the manager, and everyone is positive about that, and we will try to do our best to win next week". Read More »

Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade

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He called that parade "one of the greatest he'd ever seen". Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of NY, who served in the Army, said on CNN that cost could be a factor in allowing a parade and he doesn't "believe that we should have tanks and nuclear weapons going down Pennsylvania Avenue". Read More »

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

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The talks entered an "indefinite recess", said Dominican President Danilo Medina, one of the global mediators. Maduro's foes, who staged massive protests previous year in an attempt to force early elections, now face a quandary about how - and if - they should participate in the vote. Read More »

Omarosa Is Miss Congeniality on 'Celebrity Big Brother' Kickoff

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She identified Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner-both of whom serve as senior advisors to the President-as the people who tried to keep her away. If you thought Omarosa (she's back to just one name now) was done with the White House after allegedly being escorted from the building in December, you obviously thought very wrong. Read More »

Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 25 civilians

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Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of airstrikes on Tuesday, killing at least 45 civilians in a besieged area just outside of Syria's capital, Damascus, according to activists and a war monitoring group. Colonel Thomas F Veale said the coalition reported to the Russians the build-up of the pro-government forces in the area before the attack, and communicated with them during and after it. Read More »

Boy trapped inside claw machine rescued by firefighters

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The boy eventually got his hands on his coveted prize, a stuffed football - and a few others. Firefighters responded to a Florida restaurant where a young boy had climbed inside a claw machine and found himself trapped. Fire officials were able to extract the boy in "short order" while causing minimal damage to the game. 'We love a happy ending and are glad everything worked out, ' the department said. Read More »

Greater than 100 pro-Syrian forces stated killed after thwarted assault

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Ten towns, home to almost 400,000 people trapped by the violence and a tightening siege, were bombed or shelled. SOHR estimates 403 civilians including 103 children have been killed in east Ghouta since December 29, 2017. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said three people were killed in the government-controlled Old City in Damascus when rebels launched a series of missiles. Read More »

Ramaphosa: Meeting with Zuma was 'constructive'

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The ANC's National Working Committee (NWC) chose to take the issue of Zuma's future to a special meeting of the NEC on Wednesday. He is constitutionally entitled to refuse to obey the instruction, but to do so would trigger political chaos, say commentators. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister set to make appearance at Pyeongchang Olympics

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It's unclear whether any member of the North Korean government delegation will hold talks with US officials during the Olympics. "We have no intention to meet with the U.S. The tension creates a diplomatic headache for South Korea. That stage will be shared with their neighbor to the north. Skeptics think North Korea is trying to use the Olympics to weaken US -led sanctions and pressure against it and buy time to advance its weapons programs . Read More »

Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal laws allowing same-sex marriage

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The move ended weeks of speculation over whether Britain would allow the legislation, and dashed the hopes of activists in Bermuda and overseas who had asked Mr Rankin to reject the new law. He also tweeted: "So Boris Johnson has granted permission to Bermuda to abolish same sex marriage". The Supreme Court agreed and ruled that all same-sex couples on the island could now be Wednesday. Read More »