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Along fortified Korean border, Olympics bring more VIPs, tourists

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He also ratcheted up his rhetoric on the North's human rights abuses in a speech to USA service members at Yokota Air Base in Japan. Highly interesting. "Normally it is really hard to see North Koreans in person". Kim Yo Jong and Kim Jong Un were born to the same mother, Ko Yong Hui. It was then ascertained that it was Kim Yo Jong. Read More »

Asian shares mixed in skittish trading after Wall St decline

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 31 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,680 after a 4.1 percent drop Monday. "It's not back in a big way, but it's not going to be dormant like it was in 2017". That rout had wiped $4 trillion off world equities and sent investors scurrying for the safety of German and USA bonds, briefly reversing the steady rise in global yields. Read More »

Kia reveals new compact SUV concept in India

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On top of the compact SP SUV concept, Kia unveiled 15 other models at the motor show, including its Stinger fastback sports sedan and three eco-friendly marques. The company also announced its new design language "IMPACT 2.0" for PVs and for CVs, "Premium Tough", reflecting "a sense of goal coupled with strength and quality". Read More »

N. Korea's cheer squad, officials arrive in S. Korea

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are nearly underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea , and North Korea's large team of cheerleaders have already made their first appearance ahead of Friday's games. "Better for its own people, better for the region, and better for peace", Pence said . He said: "I'm announcing today that the United States will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea". Read More »

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal to Raise Defense Spending Over 2 Years

President Trump has offered a DACA deal in exchange for immigration reforms and border wall. A "Christmas tree on steroids", said conservative Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, who said "we are finally delivering" to the Pentagon "what we've promised: Stable funding they can rely on to address this readiness crisis and rebuild our military". Read More »

Donald Trump Endorses Two-Year McConnell - Schumer Budget Deal

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The agreement would eliminate so-called sequestration caps created by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The deal placates Republican defense hawks by boosting spending for the military, lifting the spending cap put in place by the 2013 sequester agreement by $80 billion this year and $85 billion next year. Read More »

More Russian Athletes Appeal Pyeongchang Exclusion to CAS

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Many athletes have called for Russians to be banned from worldwide competition after a 2015 report contained evidence of state-backed, systematic doping in athletics. A partial apology has also been issued by the Canadian team to the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) for an incident that allegedly occurred in a cafeteria following a National Olympic Committees briefing here on Monday (February 5). Read More »

Budget Deadline, North Korea's Military Parade

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SHAPIRO: Give us a quick biographical sketch. "We know there were some issues with that same organization and doping". With Pyongyang sending a senior delegation — including Kim Jong Un's younger sister — rumors had circulated such a meeting could be in the works. Read More »

Thousands from north Syria, Iraq reach Afrin, demonstrate to condemn Turkish attacks

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He said the Russian military is investigating where the missile had come from and warned such missiles could threaten civilian aircraft. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey , responding to questions posed to him during a TV program on the channel TGRT Haber, said: "Turkey more than anyone supports the territorial integrity of Syria ". Read More »

Up to a Foot of Snow Predicted for Wednesday

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A coating of snow and sleet with less than a tenth of an inch of ice from freezing rain. The total snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches is possible with local amounts up to 12 inches possible. Potential for whiteout conditions. By 9 a.m. Wednesday , the storm will be leaving the Midwest and bearing down on the Northeast. Therefore, coastal flooding is not expected to be an issue around high tides. Read More »

Google considering streaming service for games

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Microsoft , on the other hand, negated this by offering over one hundred digital games through a subscription service and adding backward compatibility for hundreds of Xbox 360 games. It too had an optional games controller. Later on, the game will be there on your console. According to the report, the service is codenamed " Yeti " and will apparently work similarly to Sony's PlayStation Now . Read More »

Not naive about North Korea: Minister

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The US has said it would rather the parade not take place as the focus should be on the Games. To avoid offending Japan at the games, a South Korean figure skating pair made a decision to change the lyrics of a popular Korean folk ballad that will form part of their routine, dropping a reference in the song to disputed islands. Read More »

UN Calls for Cease-Fire in Syria to Deliver Life-Saving Aid

Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels launch an attack on the capital Damascus from its suburb of Ghouta in July 2012, more than a year after the start of an uprising against the regime. From Idlib, activists uploaded videos of bombed hospitals, including footage of newborn babies struggling to breathe after their incubators lost power. Read More »

Shelby County under a winter weather advisory

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Updated forecasts have called for more snow than initial projections. There may be a transition back to light snow/freezing rain before the system moves out of the area. Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon, high near 21. North winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. In other areas, the snow/rain mix will arrive a bit earlier or later, depending on when the warm air from the south comes in to push the snow north. Read More »

Senate reaches bipartisan budget deal, House opposition emerges

The almost $400 billion deal does not include Trump's $25 billion request for a wall on the southern USA border, though "it also doesn't rule out" the financing, a top Republican Senate aide told Newsmax . The deal would also suspend the debt limit until March 2019. Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the "Dreamer" immigrants who have lived in the country ... Read More »

Volatile Dow closes up 567 points on day of sharp swings

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Even so, staying invested is the key to long-term success. "Your mind tells you one thing, and your stomach tells you something completely different", he said. So while the market plunge might rattle investors and ding consumer confidence, it is not a sign that the economy is in trouble. The Dow quickly recovered much of that loss. Read More »

First flu-related pediatric death confirmed in Maryland

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News 12 is told that the flu is present this season in every state of the continental United States. New numbers show that flu-related illnesses continue to rise not only in Spokane but around the country, as health experts urge people to get vaccinated. Read More »

999 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's Afrin operation

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Eastern Ghouta's proximity to the capital - where the government of President Bashar al-Assad resides - renders it a key target for the government and its principal ally, Russia . The de-escalation zones , according to the UN's regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, were not doing enough to stem the violence. "There is a misperception that the de-escalation areas have resulted in peace and stability", he said. Read More »

Maldives president accuses judges of plotting to overthrow him

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The island state plunged into political chaos last week when the high court quashed the convictions of nine opposition leaders and ruled that their trials were politically motivated. With the court ruling nullified, Yameen appeared to have won some breathing room. "Yameen has been trying over the last few years to consolidate his political presence", Jaishankar said, adding this has involved seeking Chinese funding. Read More »

German parties near coalition deal

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Emerging from the meeting after hours of talks, CSU's Alexander Dobrindt said: "I think it was time to have the prospect of a government in Germany ". However, if members back the formation of a new grand coalition then a government could be put in place in the coming weeks. In the end the SPD, her former coalition partners, came to her rescue. Read More »

Death toll climbs to 6 in Taiwan quake

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The preliminary information suggests the quake was about 6 miles deep. People in the island's capital, Taipei , reported feeling it despite being more than 100 miles away. One building was partially collapsed and tipped over at an angle, trapping multiple people inside. "Stay safe", Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted . Read More »

Super Bowl Goes Dark on NBC During Commercial Break

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There's no snow in the game day forecast, but the predicted high is in the single digits - that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius - with a low below zero. As people leave the stadium around 9 p.m.it will be back down to around zero with wind chills remaining in near double digit below zero territory. Read More »

Over 1 Million PUBG Cheaters Were Banned During January

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Unfortunately, bans don't seem to be resolving the issue, as "things continue to escalate". While its objective is largely benevolent, PUBG Corp. says ReShade both behaves like a cheat program and can be used as one, forcing them to ban it. Read More »

Trump orders Pentagon to plan a military parade

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Because Trump gets what Trump wants - whether or not it is a good thing for the country. The US doesn't have anything like the Bastille Day or the Indian Republic Day parade or the annual extravaganzas held in Beijing and Moscow, and there hasn't been much discussion about the need for one except the one triggered by The Post article . Read More »

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, But It's A Hard Sell In Senate

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Democratic congressional sources said a shutdown was highly unlikely, a theme hinted at by Schumer, who said his negotiating session Tuesday with McConnell "went very well". The House is expected to take a vote on the stopgap on Tuesday night. DACA is the most strongly supported bipartisan bill this Congress has seen. Read More »

N.Korean delegation crosses border to attend Winter Olympics

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Pence was asked about the possibility of U.S. While the White House denies a shift in policy , it has offered mixed messages on North Korea. Pence, who will attend the opening ceremony in South Korea, said: "We're travelling to the Olympics to make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism in the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime ". Read More »

Clarksville police warn of child porn circulating on Facebook

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Authorities have ordered full extradition in the case. In response, KAKE-TV has turned off its ability to receive messages on Facebook due to the viral spread of the video. Moreover, you are possessing and disseminating child pornography, according to deputies. Social media users trying to help investigators have shared the video - which is not only a crime, but it's having the unintended outcome of making the child a viral victim. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned

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Protesters believe North Korea has been allowed to hijack the Pyeongchang Games, and refer to them instead as the Pyongyang Olympics after the North Korean capital. Pence said his message, if he met any officials from the North, would be the same as it has been in public. Oil is a sensitive item and has taken centre stage in global efforts to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes, with Washington urging a drastic cut in energy supplies to the isolated country. Read More »

Six Gators invited to NFL Combine

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The interception came against Florida State and changed the momentum of the game in the fourth quarter. Allen reportedly attended the Combine previous year after choosing to return to Wyoming for his junior season, though he did not participate. Read More »

Birmingham is the third most congested city in the UK

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Voters to decide whether to hike nearly all Bay Area bridge tolls A new report from transportation analytics company INRIX states that Los Angeles has the worst gridlock - for the sixth year in a row - out of 1,361 cities in 38 countries. Read More »

Lawmakers near budget deal but Trump would 'love' shutdown over immigration impasse

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In remarks to reporters on Tuesday before Trump placed himself in the middle of the budget talks, leaders of both parties said they were encouraged by the progress being made. "Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time", he tweeted . This, after Trump last week, in his State of the Union address, recited poetic paeans to bipartisanship. Read More »