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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South North Korean officials also said that they plan to send a team to participate in the PyeongChang Paralympics in March. Before last week's meeting at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne , the two Koreas had already agreed on a set of momentous compromises, including delegations from both countries marching together at the opening ceremony and the formation of a unif... [Full Article...]

The Newest: Crews permitting fireplace to burn at Oklahoma rig

The Newest: Crews permitting fireplace to burn at Oklahoma rig A Pittsburg County Commissioner tells us around 15 employees were working on the rig when it exploded. Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD shows the heat from the fire eventually caused the derrick to collapse. Enloe said the fire at the site is still ongoing and no additional fire crews are being deployed for containment. He added that residents don't need to worry about additional fires because th... [Full Article...]

CNN doctor claims Trump's physical shows he has heart disease

CNN doctor claims Trump's physical shows he has heart disease Trump is known to consume copious amounts of fast food , candy, and soda, and doesn't maintain a regular exercise regimen. "I've been involved in probably the last six or seven of these [presidential health exams] and this is hands-down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date", Dr. [Full Article...]

White House phone message blames Democrats

White House phone message blames Democrats During a government shutdown , all non-essential services, including the National Park Service and museums, cease to operate. Staffers forced to stay home have auto-response emails blaming Democrats for the shutdown , which is now in its third day. [Full Article...]

United States orders extra air cargo screening for Mideast flights

United States orders extra air cargo screening for Mideast flights The new regulations affect six airlines including EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Qatar, Saudi, Emirates and Etihad. Cargo arriving in the USA from Turkey is also subject to heightened screening, the TSA first announced in September. The emergency order, referred to by TSA officials as an emergency amendment, builds on continuing concern about a bomb concealed in a large personal electronic device li... [Full Article...]

Yellowstone Open on Limited Basis During Government Shutdown

Yellowstone Open on Limited Basis During Government Shutdown House of Representatives was attempting to pass a continuing resolution that would defund then-President Barack Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, but they were rejected by a Senate controlled by Democrats. At the park service, that applies to 21,000 of the 24,000 employees. A national parks advocacy group criticized the Trump administration's plan to keep the parks pa... [Full Article...]

Trump Accuses Durbin Of Undermining Trust On Immigration

Trump Accuses Durbin Of Undermining Trust On Immigration He was impassioned. I think he was feeling very strongly about the issue, as was everyone in the room, and to underscore a point, I think he was using some strong language. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Dick Durbin says was he was "sandbagged" on a bipartisan immigration deal by President Donald Trump and his team when it was presented to the White House last week... [Full Article...]

Rainy and breezy, with highs around 46 — Sunday weather

Rainy and breezy, with highs around 46 — Sunday weather South wind around 10 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. That advisory begins at 3 p.m., and extends until Tuesday at 9 a.m., since the freezing rain could also impact commuters on Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]

Pakistan again summons India envoy over firing

Pakistan again summons India envoy over firing His remarks came nearly a month after a group of five Army commandos crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Pakistani soldiers and smashed a post, in a swift and daring operation to avenge the killing of four Indian Army personnel by a Border Action Team of the Pakistan Army in Keri sector in Rajouri district. [Full Article...]

UBS to merge USA and worldwide wealth management divisions

UBS to merge USA and worldwide wealth management divisions Martin Blessing , president of Wealth Management, and Tom Naratil , president of UBS Americas and Wealth Management Americas, will serve as co-presidents of the newly formed unit. The bank now has more certainty on regulatory requirements and legacy legal issues after European regulators in December decided on global capital standards. [Full Article...]

Exactly One Year After Donald Trump Became President, the Government Shuts Down

Exactly One Year After Donald Trump Became President, the Government Shuts Down Trump announced in September he would revoke those protections. "Numerous Republicans said they were perfectly comfortable waging the shutdown fight on those terms, though Democrats have sought to expand the playing field to other issues such as funding to combat opioid abuse and pension bailouts". [Full Article...]

Parties play blame game on Capitol Hill over USA government shutdown

Parties play blame game on Capitol Hill over USA government shutdown Democrats have rejected any stopgap spending bill that does not including a renewal of protections for people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, a group collectively known as "Dreamers". He tells "CBS This Morning" in an interview Monday: "We're going to continue crushing our adversaries whether the government's open or closed". Among the Democrats in opposition were a number of senators ... [Full Article...]

South Korean media show split opinion on North's Olympic participation

South Korean media show split opinion on North's Olympic participation Samjiyon performance group director Hyon Song-wol and seven other members of a North Korean preliminary review team for Olympic performers also arrived in the South on January 21, traveling over the Military Demarcation Line over land via the Gyeongui railway line. [Full Article...]

Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump

Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump Trump "is the elected president of the world's most powerful democracy" and resisting his visit to the United Kingdom risks "damaging the national interest", Johnson added. President Trump claimed he had refused an invitation to cut the ribbon because it was "off location", but it is thought to have more to do with his visit being downgraded from a state trip to a working one. [Full Article...]

Court: Pennsylvania's congressional map is illegal and must be redrawn

Court: Pennsylvania's congressional map is illegal and must be redrawn Pennsylvania has been described as one of the worst gerrymandered states in the country, and analyses have found the map is responsible for at least three additional GOP seats in Congress. A new map would impact the candidates running in the May 18 because those district boundaries could change. A group of Democratic voters had brought the challenge, saying the 18 U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. will back 2-state solution

U.S. will back 2-state solution Pence's statement follows President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month, a move that overturned decades of American policy and global consensus on the status of the holy city, the New York Times reported. [Full Article...]

Agenda of French FM' Talks in Iran Not Fixed Yet: Spokesman

Agenda of French FM' Talks in Iran Not Fixed Yet: Spokesman Le Drian on Sunday said he would travel to Iran in early March and that France had begun talks with Tehran to discuss its missile program and regional activities. In relation to media reports saying that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had announced his country's readiness to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Ghasemi said "I have not heard anything about that, but we are intere... [Full Article...]

On R-Day, India will showcase its 'Act East' policy: Def Min

On R-Day, India will showcase its 'Act East' policy: Def Min This year, 100 odd government agencies will take part in the preparation of parade where the presence of 10 heads of Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN will be witnessed. The retreat session will focus on maritime co-operation, while the plenary session is expected to discuss regional and worldwide issues as well as the future course of Asean-India relations under the overall summit... [Full Article...]

Brownhills stabbing: arrested man is victim's father

Brownhills stabbing: arrested man is victim's father A 54-year-old man found with stab injuries at the bungalow in Valley View has been arrested and is fighting for his life in hospital. 74-year-old neighbour Graham Greatrex approached Mylee's mother in the aftermath of the ordeal to offer comfort. [Full Article...]

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to take on Kurds

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to take on Kurds A U.S. State Department official on Friday said military intervention by Turkey in Syria would undermine regional stability and would not help protect Turkey's border security. The Turkish army said there were casualties but insisted they were all members either of the YPG or the PKK. Idlib and Eastern Ghouta were two of four "de-escalation zones" agreed a year ago by rebel backer Tur... [Full Article...]


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