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Mike Pence on North Korea: 'If you want to talk, we'll talk'

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The Post reported that Pence and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in agreed, in theory, to meet with North Korean officials during their meeting on the sidelines of the Olympics . Spokesperson Katie Rayford said Buzzfeed News stands by its story. During her three-day visit, Kim fascinated South Koreans with her relaxed manner and gentle smile , and was touted by global media for scoring a diplomatic gold. Read More »

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish party head Pervin wants end to Syria incursion

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Asked about the unusual nature of the meeting, a State Department official said Tillerson has "met before with President Erdogan, and he's okay with the foreign minister doing the translation". In Iraq and Syria , the extremist group was "attempting to morph into an insurgency", he said, adding that "in places like Afghanistan, the Philippines, Libya, West Africa, and others it is trying to carve out and secure safe havens". Read More »

Florida school shooting: Trump describes gunman as 'mentally disturbed'

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Officials said the gunman began shooting outside the school at about 2:40pm local time (19:40 GMT) on Wednesday. Cruz was taken to Broward Health North in an ambulance with heavy police guard. My thoughts and prayers are with the students, teachers, and first responders at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida . Florida Gov. Read More »

US Senate Faces Showdown Over Immigration And 'Dreamers'

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Meanwhile, Trump said he is "encouraged" by ongoing attempts to build support for a more conservative immigration overhaul plan introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. Those concerns focused on its spending for Trump's wall and its bar against Dreamers sponsoring their parents for legal residency. Senate Republican leaders previously indicated they wanted DACA-related measures done this week. Read More »

Winter Olympics Sets Record For Most Condoms Given Out

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CAREER CAPPER - Patrick Chan will take the Olympic ice for the final time in his career as he skates his long program. This is a punishment for the doping scandals. The women's snowboard event nearly turned into a farce at times in the mountains as one rider after another in the final suffered unsafe falls in gusts of 30mph. Read More »

Apple accepts HomePod leaves white rings on wooden furniture

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After a period on a wooden side table, for example, or an oiled butcher-block countertop, white circular rings were found. Gadget news and reviews website Pocket-Lint also noticed last week in its review that a white ring formed within 20 minutes after the reviewer placed the HomePod on an oak wood table that was finished with Danish oil. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president

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Jacob Zuma , 75, stepped down as president of the Republic of South Africa over numerous corruption allegations and chaos within his party.Photo:Times Live. Critics alleged that his position in the top leadership body of the ANC helped give him insider information. Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected the new president of South Africa unopposed in Parliament on Thursday. Read More »

Blessings of Missile Defense

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The only player in Syria with any kind of leverage over Iran is the Kremlin. The Iranians are intent on establishing military infrastructure-to include permanent bases, airfields, and naval bases, manned mainly by proxies ( militias ) that are already established in Syria and receive IRGC support, such as Hezbollah. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Sadio Mane is back to his best

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Jurgen Klopp hailed a sensational display from Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Reds thrashed Porto 5-0. That's what we have to do because you know you can't win it in one leg . Where the hosts were tentative, their visitors were decisive; keeping things tight and shifting from defense to attack quicker than the traveling Kop could belt out the Mo Salah song. Read More »

Trump urges Senate to pass new Republican immigration bill

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A Republican senator who introduced President Donald Trump's immigration proposal says it's "the president's framework bill or nothing". "It's not going to be as easy here in the House as it may be in the Senate", said Representative Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican. Read More »

What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect

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On January 23, a 15-year-old student shot 16 people - killing two other 15-year-olds - at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, authorities said. Jereb also said that Cruz participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee. Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. To every parent, teacher and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you. Read More »

White House: Trump monitoring fatal school shooting in Florida

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He concealed himself among the students fleeing the school, killing at least 17 unsuspecting adults and students before police arrived. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be closed Thursday and Friday. "He let loose on the freshman building", Kyle said. Brittani later was able to escape the school, but was running along a busy road for part of the time, in what was a very chaotic scene around school - one of the state's largest in the county with about 3,000 students. Read More »

Democrats urge Wolf to turn down first submitted remapping draft

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Using computer-based algorithms, Duchin said she found millions of alternative congressional redistricting plans fairer to Democrats than the one state House and Senate Republican leaders released last Friday. It was expected that they would offer their endorsement in the 7th District Congressional race. Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania by less than 1 percentage point, a key victory in his electoral coalition. Read More »

Kim Jong-un impersonator creates stir at Winter Olympics

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South and North Korea , the countries that are technically in a nuclear conflict, played together against Japan on Tuesday. After months of rebuffing invitations from South Korea to attend the Olympics, Kim did an about-face in a New Year speech. Read More »

Every solution to mass shootings inevitably involves a serious trade-off

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The shooting was the latest in a deadly series of attacks at US schools. A student who witnessed the incident said he had to hide in a closet while the school was under rampage by the gunman. Police say the gunman was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and carried "multiple" magazines with him. This is the 18th shooting in a USA school according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. Read More »

North Korea praises South after delegates return from Olympic visit

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The delegation, led by the North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, includes Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un. An hour before the North Korean news agency report , Pence declared that the USA is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea , in a subtle shift in White House policy. Read More »

This is DACA's 'last chance,' Trump says

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He said the White House hasn't yet budgeted for the parade and would either rely on Congress to appropriate funds, or use money that already has been approved. The proposals are part of a larger infrastructure plan created to encourage spending on improvements by states, localities and private investors but which faces an uphill battle in Congress. Read More »

Five soldiers martyred; four terrorists gunned down — Sunjuwan attack

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The LeT claimed responsibility for the attack. In January, five security personnel were killed when a group of suspected Jaish militants had attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training centre in Pulwama . "The third terrorist was also found wearing army combat dress and was heavily armed similar to the other two killed previously". Protests in the predominantly Muslim valley have increased since then. Read More »

Zidane Focused On PSG, Not His Future — UEFA CL

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He then gave Real the lead on 83 minutes against the run of play. Adrien Rabiot got the Parisians on the board first, but Real Madrid came away 3-1 victors thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and a late goal from Marcelo . Besiktas, Chelsea vs. Barcelona , Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Roma, Sevilla vs. Manchester United ). " Marcelo's goal was very important, he played a good match and he deserved it". Read More »

Senators begin to outline bipartisan 'Dreamer' plan as open debate begins

GOP Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) said of his Democratic colleagues : "They better get it done quick because it's this week or not at all ". United States President Donald Trump has dwelled upon the ongoing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) negotiations stating that "this will be our last chance ". Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. slams Adam Rippon over feud with Pence

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For one, he's the first openly gay American to win a medal at the Olympics . Rippon has simply said he does not want his " Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence ". "I'm being me and being myself". "I'm like a witch! It's worth it, let me tell you". In an Instagram story where he ranted about the free condoms at the Olympics , he said, "Like, I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting". Read More »

Another 13 terrorists killed in Turkey's Afrin operation

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President Erdogan has repeatedly said that his military would proceed farther east to the Manbij city which is controlled by both the United States troops and the Kurdish fighters. In the case of Iran and Israel, one source has suggested that an angry phone call from Russian Federation prevented a larger Israeli attack on Iranian proxies in Syria . Read More »

Nobody Wanted The Valentine's Day Snap From Team Snapchat

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It's official: Facebook is for old (er) people. Image-messaging app Snapchat rolled out a major redesign last weekend that triggered a reaction so negative that many users are shifting to rival Instagram , according to CNBC . As older people continue to inch Facebook's user count up, teenagers are increasingly leaving the social media powerhouse in favor of a service they feel they have greater control over: Snapchat . Read More »

Koreas Mark Big Moment in Olympic Unity With Japan Matchup

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It's hard to believe that about a month ago, the two Koreas had no direct contacts at all. US Vice President Mike Pence , who was also in South Korea for the Olympics opening, said on Wednesday the US was open to talks with Pyongyang but only to convey that it must give up its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Team USA's Kim awarded churros, ice cream, sandwich after gold medal

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Her story as the child of immigrants, born and raised in Southern California, has been widely shared and touted as the ultimate American dream come true . Her third run was her best at 83.50, but it wasn't enough and she placed fourth. But halfpipes are hard, the snow is slippery and nothing is for sure. Read More »

RCMP investigating online comments after Stanley verdict

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Jace Boushie, brother of Colten Boushie , leaves the Court of Queen's Bench after a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the farmer accused of killing the 22-year-old Indigenous man Colten Boushie, in Battleford, Sask., Friday, February 9, 2018. Read More »

Henrico unveils timeline in search for new superintendent

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Wiliamson said he would vote against the amendment "on the basis that we don't need to ask for $100,000 more that we're not going to get", a reference to the likelihood the county executive will make some reductions in the amount of total funding requested from the county. Read More »

Snapchat Is Sapping the Youth From Facebook - Literally

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The company has said that they expect the use of Facebook from ages 12 to 17 to decrease more and more as time goes by. The growth trends predicted by eMarketer indicate Facebook is reaching a saturation point in the US and needs to boost its younger user base in order to sustain future growth. Read More »

Palestinian teen's trial opens behind closed doors

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Only Ahed's family and lawyers were allowed to stay. Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, who created the world famous image of Che Guevara in 1967, has given the same heroic treatment to teenage Palestinian protestor Ahed Tamimi , 17. As Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenage girl enduring unjust detention in an Israeli prison, begins trial today , major organizations from the Indian women's movement, representing over 10 million Indian women, demand her release alongside all Palestinian ... Read More »