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Are There North Koreans at the Winter Olympics?

Are There North Koreans at the Winter Olympics? The North Korean state-run news agency KCNA on Thursday said Pyongyang officials would not meet their American counterparts, and in typical hyperbolic style stated that "we have never begged for dialogue with the United States and it will be the same going forward". [Full Article...]

'All indications' Syria using chlorine weapons

'All indications' Syria using chlorine weapons Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman added that few rebels were among the dead because they rarely left their tunnels and had better protection from air strikes than civilians , estimated to number around 400,000 in Ghouta. "What will we talk about to a murderer who has killed 1 million of his citizens", Erdogan said in his address to mukhtars - heads of Turkish villages and neighborhoods - at... [Full Article...]

US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown

US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said as the deal as announced that she and many fellow Democrats would oppose the deal unless there is a separate vote on immigration legislation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the deal isn't flawless, but it's better than no deal at all. "The bottom line is that we can now have the strongest military we have ever had", she said. [Full Article...]

Scrutiny of nominations in Nagaland and Meghalaya; Polls on 27 Feb

Scrutiny of nominations in Nagaland and Meghalaya; Polls on 27 Feb The Congress has been out of power in Nagaland for the past 15 years. Scrutiny of nomination papers of the 257 candidates, including five women, from nine political parties and Independents was carried out today, he said . The CEO said the election department will scrutinize the nominations tomorrow and the candidates who wish to withdraw are expected to do so by February 12, the last day of wi... [Full Article...]

Bush: 'Pretty Clear Evidence' Russians Meddled In 2016

Bush: 'Pretty Clear Evidence' Russians Meddled In 2016 Our democracy is only good if people trust the results. And while Trump and the White House have denied all allegations of collusion with Russia, the president has also stated that he disputes allegations that Russia targeted the United States in 2016 at all - regardless of the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia did try to interfere. [Full Article...]

Iranian, Russian, Turkish leaders to meet in Istanbul

Iranian, Russian, Turkish leaders to meet in Istanbul The last Syria summit attended by Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents was held in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi on November 22. The cooperation comes despite Turkey still officially being on an opposite side of the Syria conflict from Russian Federation and Iran. [Full Article...]

Senate Leaders Strike Budget Deal

Senate leaders voiced optimism Tuesday that they are closing in on a two-year budget deal that would avert a government shutdown on Friday and bring an end to months of Congress lurching from one temporary spending measure to the next. [Full Article...]

Sunday weather: Cloudy skies, and highs around 58

Sunday weather: Cloudy skies, and highs around 58 Monday - Partly sunny, with a high near 32. The temperature was 17 degrees at 9 a.m. Wednesday , with a wind chill of 8, according to the National Weather Service. Southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Mostly cloudy with a low around 21. Friday , snow likely, mainly before 1 p.m. [Full Article...]

Turkey unites two sectors of front in northern Syria

Turkey unites two sectors of front in northern Syria Since the attack, the Turkish military identified the source of the rocket fire, and units stationed around Kilis responded with missiles aimed at the terrorists. "They shouldn't be two-faced", he told reporters in Ankara . A total of 790 members of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), People's Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State (IS) have been killed since the beginning of Turkey's ope... [Full Article...]

Rasheed Walker commits to Penn State over Ohio State

Rasheed Walker commits to Penn State over Ohio State Six-foot-7 Law could be the next big wing to give the Terps trouble with Jackson out. Maryland won six of those games, including against South Dakota State in the NCAA tournament, when Nickens again went for 14 in 26 minutes. The Nittany Lions have been slowly building to a haul like this for years. . It's not going to get any easier for Maryland, with suddenly revived Northwestern coming to ... [Full Article...]

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian Federation and Iran

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian Federation and Iran Turkey's NTV broadcaster also reported a source in the Turkish presidential administration as saying that Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin had agreed to hold the second summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria in Istanbul. [Full Article...]

Regime strikes kill 16 in Syria's Ghouta enclave

Regime strikes kill 16 in Syria's Ghouta enclave A joint investigation team comprising experts from the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015 and used the nerve agent sarin in an aerial attack on Khan Sheikhoun last April 4 that killed about 100 people and affected about 200 others. [Full Article...]

Justin Timberlake coming to St. Louis

Justin Timberlake coming to St. Louis It wasn't a hologram , but Justin Timberlake still found a way to pay tribute to the late Prince during his Super Bowl halftime show . "He just came up, and I just, like, jumped right in there with him". " Prince did tell me, 'Make sure nobody ever does a hologram of me, '" she told ET Sunday. One fan jokingly said, "Did Justin Timberlake buy his outfit at bass pro shop". [Full Article...]

Trump Alludes to Christian Nationalism At the National Prayer Breakfast Speech

Trump Alludes to Christian Nationalism At the National Prayer Breakfast Speech President Trump stuck to the script during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, honoring the power of faith and politics for leaders facing national and internal challenges. He made a reference to North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho, who was a guest at Trump's State of the Union last month, and said he repeatedly prayed the Lord's Prayer until he was free from the totalitarian regime. [Full Article...]

North Korean leader's sister to come to South for Olympics

North Korean leader's sister to come to South for Olympics U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea , as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics. 8, 2018. Pence has voiced skepticism that the North Korea will use the Games for crude propaganda. Pence's personal guest at the games will be Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died a year ago da... [Full Article...]

Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as "Genuine Breakthrough"

Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as Some conservative Republicans , including members of the House Freedom Caucus, are threatening to vote against the deal because of the higher spending for non-defense programs. At the White House , President Donald Trump appeared to hold out the possibility of a shutdown if lawmakers don't come up with a deal on immigration . [Full Article...]

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff It will be the first time any member of the Kim dynasty has visited South Korea , which is still officially at war with the North. She is youngest daughter of late leader Kim Jong-Il and is Kim Jong-Un's sister. Pyongyang has been subjected to several rounds of UNSC sanctions, with the member states unanimousl voting in favor of a US-drafted resolution to introduce new restrictions aga... [Full Article...]

N Korea not willing to meet USA officials at Olympics

N Korea not willing to meet USA officials at Olympics He has not directly ruled out holding a meeting with officials from North Korea , which is expected to send Kim Yong Nam, the ceremonial head of state and sister of leader Kim Jong Un . As such, the Vice President said the U.S. would be "ready for any eventuality". In this April 13, 2017, photo, Kim Yo Jong , right, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is pictured during the official ... [Full Article...]

Norway's Olympic team given 15000 eggs due to translation error

Norway's Olympic team given 15000 eggs due to translation error Like all ambitious nations at the games, the Norwegians have enlisted a small team of elite chefs. However, he did not rule out consuming them. But because none of the chefs could speak Korean, they ran their list through - what else - Google Translate. [Full Article...]

Pastor, three parishioners, stabbed during a church service in Texas

Pastor, three parishioners, stabbed during a church service in Texas CBS Corpus Christi affiliate KZTV reports the pastor was taken to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and was in critical condition. The Nueces County medical examiner's office identified the dead man as Frank Castillo. Jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported that the incident occurred about 7 p.m.at a nondenominational service. [Full Article...]


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