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North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president

North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president Switzerland defeated Korea 8-0. Marit Bjoergen, 37, became the world's most decorated female Winter Olympian with her silver medal in the 15-kilometer cross-country skiathlon- earning her 11th medal across five Olympics . Some were seen holding 10 at a time . Technical problems in the stadium are being investigated to see if they were the work of hackers. "I think it's very unfortunate..."... [Full Article...]

Republicans release new Russian Federation memo, taking aim at Steele's credibility

Winer confirmed a redacted Senate report released on Tuesday that said information on candidate Trump flowed between Mr. Steele and Clinton operatives, with Mr. He also posted a statement this morning, headlined, "FBI Required Redactions of Unclassified Material; Grassley Seeks Full Declassification Review". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote

Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said it has won most of the local councils it contested at the polls. In a statement issued following the apparent victory, the former president said his party achieved this victory amidst "unprecedented persecution and harassment". [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo hits first ideal hat-trick of LaLiga season

Cristiano Ronaldo hits first ideal hat-trick of LaLiga season Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo has fallen below his usually prolific goalscoring standards this season, with Madrid's title defence in LaLiga coming in woefully below par at this stage - they lie fourth, 19 points shy of leaders Barcelona. [Full Article...]

Deal to avoid government shutdown by midnight hits snag in Congress

Deal to avoid government shutdown by midnight hits snag in Congress U.S. Senate lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan budget deal which will set government spending framework for fiscal 2018 and 2019 in order to avoid a government shutdown . Unless spending authority is extended, the US government will suffer its second partial shutdown in as many months. During the White House event targeted on criminal threats raised by few immi... [Full Article...]

Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post

Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post Senior leaders of city and district Congress committees feigned ignorance about the poster, while the BJP leaders termed it as an attempt to seek publicity. Rijiju had posted a video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving the Ramayana reference while she laughed in Rajya Sabha. "What was alluded to is shameful". [Full Article...]

Trump blocks Democrat memo as 'political'

Trump blocks Democrat memo as 'political' Trump continued his attack in a tweet early Saturday. It also alleges that DOJ official did not disclose to the court that the dossier was funded in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and that the Page surveillance application contained information about Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, which "triggered" the opening of the FBI's counterintellig... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics In a meeting hours before Friday's opening ceremony , Abe warned Moon not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, according to Moon's office. The spokesman says Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place. Although Kim Yo Jong ranks diplomatically lower than Kim Yong Nam, as Kim Jong Un's sister she i... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang Pence was seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, seated a row behind. Moon's office says the North Korean delegates were served traditional food from the Gangwon province, a mountainous coastal area that's home to the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. [Full Article...]

Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi kickstarts 'JanaAashirwada Yatre', Congress tears into BJP

Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi kickstarts 'JanaAashirwada Yatre', Congress tears into BJP Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of speaking a "lie" about UPA Defence Ministers not having disclosed cost of defence purchases, and demanded the government disclose the price of each Rafale fighter plane. [Full Article...]

16 militants killed in Sinai: Egypt army

16 militants killed in Sinai: Egypt army The statement said that concentrated airstrikes targeted terrorist strongholds that were detected in north and central Sinai throughout the night and during the early hours of Saturday morning. They later extended to several other provinces including Cairo and started to target the Coptic minority via church bombings and shootings. Tamer al-Refaei was quoted by Efe on Friday saying that the Egyp... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo

Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo The memo's author, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, fired back. But White House chief counsel Don McGahn later said it could not be released in its current state "because the memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages". [Full Article...]

Amit Shah greets PM Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour

Amit Shah greets PM Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour And Modi has openly embraced their growing strategic partnership, hosting the Israeli prime minister in New Delhi three weeks ago after making a high-profile visit to Tel Aviv last July. The Palestinians see east as their future capital. India recently voted for a resolution that criticised US's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Accused Rapist Used Deceased Victim's Thumb To Unlock Phone, Text Friends

Accused Rapist Used Deceased Victim's Thumb To Unlock Phone, Text Friends Police in Lynwood, WA, say he later boasted even more about his alleged victim's shocking death, bragging 'She died having sex with me'. But by Sunday morning, she was dead. When he woke up the next morning, he discovered that Noceda has died. One of Varela's colleagues contacted the authorities after seeing a Facebook post written by Noceda's mother reporting that her daughter was missing. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Federal Bureau of Investigation of bias as memo released

Trump accuses Federal Bureau of Investigation of bias as memo released The president's tweet Saturday morning refers to the Russia investigation as a " Russian witch hunt " and asserts that there was "no collusion" and "no obstruction". The memo is the most explicit Republican effort yet to discredit the FBI's investigation into Trump and Russian Federation, alleging that the investigation was infused with an anti-Trump bias under the Obama administration a... [Full Article...]

11-year-old stab victim described as 'shining star'

11-year-old stab victim described as 'shining star' A spokesperson for the West Midlands Police also confirmed that 51 year old man has been arrested in connection with the murder. We are utterly devastated. Forensic investigators remain at the house tonight. Police say the they now trying to determine the cause of incident. 'My son answered the door. [Full Article...]

Ragbir safe from deportation for now

Ragbir safe from deportation for now SAALT said it is aiming to combat the "good immigrant, bad immigrant" narrative used by the Trump administration. The stay was granted by a federal court in the Southern District of NY as Ragbir and his supporters pursue a lawsuit asserting that he and other immigrant leaders have been targeted for deportation due to their 1st Amendment-protected political speech. [Full Article...]

PyeongChang 2018: Russia Olympians win first medal

PyeongChang 2018: Russia Olympians win first medal Lim Hyo-jun (South Korea) became Olympic champion in this competition, also breaking an Olympic record. South Korea is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the games on home soil usually means an uptick in medal winners. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach were among the powerful pol... [Full Article...]

Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo

Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo The White House has told the House Intelligence Committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, tweeted back. Written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, is was meant to rebut ... [Full Article...]

N. Korea invites S. Korean leader for summit in Pyongyang

N. Korea invites S. Korean leader for summit in Pyongyang Despite threatening to bomb each other off the face of the earth, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be hanging out with each other in downtown Seoul on Friday. All members of the North Korean delegation were wearing the double-portrait lapel pins of the North's late leaders - founder Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-il. [Full Article...]


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