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N.Korea extends invitation to South

But the rapprochement pushed by the dovish Moon has angered conservatives, who accuse him of being a North Korea sympathiser and undermining the security alliance with the US. Like most members of her family, little is definitively known about Kim beyond her official rank. Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong have the same mother, Ko Yong Hui. [Full Article...]

How Long Will Kim Jong Un's Winter Olympics Thaw Last?

How Long Will Kim Jong Un's Winter Olympics Thaw Last? For now, scepticism remains. After arriving in Seoul on Friday, the North Koreans attended a chilly opening ceremony at Pyeongchang's Olympic Stadium, taking their place among world dignitaries, including U.S. On his way to Asia earlier this week, the United States vice president told reporters he was not seeking direct talks with North Korean officials, "but we'll see what happens". [Full Article...]

Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the USA and South Korea

Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the USA and South Korea Late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung held the first inter-Korean summit in June 2000 with late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, father of the current leader Kim Jong Un . delegation to the Olympic Games, told reporters that he and Moon discussed the South Korean leader's meeting with Kim Jong Un's sister, adding he remains confident about Seoul's support for the pressure strategy. [Full Article...]

Terror attack on CRPF camp foiled, combing operation underway

Terror attack on CRPF camp foiled, combing operation underway It is believed that the terrorists were planning to attack the CRPF camp. On December 31, five personnel were killed when Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants stormed a CRPF camp in Lethpora in Pulwama. "While two were gunned down Saturday, the body of a third terrorist was found on Sunday", the statement said. Meanwhile, combing operations have been launched at terror-hit Sunjwan ArmyCam... [Full Article...]

The Public Pulse: Kim Jong Un's two options

The Public Pulse: Kim Jong Un's two options It was a sharp, but possibly fleeting, contrast with many months of rising tensions connected to the North's continued development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. This prospect is made even more hard with the U.S. Murray and the players have simple but lofty goals for a team ranked 22nd in the world past year: Win a game in the three-game preliminary round; advance out of pool play; ... [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister

South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in attend short track speed skating events at the Gangneung Ice Arena in South Korea, February 10, 2018. Invited by Moon for lunch at Seoul's presidential palace, Kim Yo Jong verbally delivered her brother's hope for a summit with Moon in Pyongyang, a meeting that she said would help significantly improve ties after an extende... [Full Article...]

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut Royal Navy specialists established an exclusion zone of more than 200 meters (650 feet) to handle the situation, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. "The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham". Passengers were advised not to travel to the airport until further notice. [Full Article...]

Sensitive information in Democrats' memo puts Trump in 'no-win situation,' Republicans say

Sensitive information in Democrats' memo puts Trump in 'no-win situation,' Republicans say McGahn II (Counsel to the President, ) seems to back up that claim . Trump Friday blocked the release of the memo which responds to a Republican memo alleging Justice Department surveillance abuses concerning Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. [Full Article...]

Oregon Sweeps Weekend With Win Over WSU

Oregon Sweeps Weekend With Win Over WSU The Beavers had an bad first half. Eubanks then drove inside and the defense sucked completely in to stop him, but he passed out to Thompson Jr.'s brother, freshman guard Ethan Thompson, for a wide open three. On many occasions, the beneficiary of Tinkle's passes was fellow forward Drew Eubanks, who scored 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting. The referees took several minutes reviewing the foul before a... [Full Article...]

Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say

Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say To address concerns that projects in rural areas don't have the ability to generate much in user fees, the White House plan calls for spending $50 billion of the $200 billion on rural infrastructure needs. The $200 billion in federal funding would not be new revenue but would come from cuts "in other areas of the federal budget", some of which will be outlined in the president's budget plan that w... [Full Article...]

In UAE, India's Modi inaugurates a summit and a temple

In UAE, India's Modi inaugurates a summit and a temple Since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, Abbas has been seeking global support for countries from Europe and the Middle East to be included as mediators between Palestine and Israel - efforts that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Indian PM Modi meets business leaders from GCC countries

Indian PM Modi meets business leaders from GCC countries The two sides renewed their commitment to work closely to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean region, which is vital for the security and prosperity of both countries. Despite Modi's personal camaraderie with Netanyahu, India voted in the U.N. General Assembly in December previous year against U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's c... [Full Article...]

Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace process

Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace process He told the free daily Israel Hayom newspaper in an interview Sunday, "You are going to see". He did not disclose details about the anticipated peace plan. ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdir was quoted by Sunday Star as saying cooperation between Malaysia and the USA were "ongoing". "I think Jerusalem was a very big point and I think it was a very important point", he said. [Full Article...]

Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests

Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman of worldwide renown, who also happens to be Prince Mohammed's cousin, was among those who reportedly settled. And as with so much in the process, their fate remains unclear. Total settlements with the suspects had topped $107 billion (87 billion euros) in various forms of assets handed over that included property, securities and cash, he sa... [Full Article...]

Smiling S. Korean leader welcomes N. Koreans

Smiling S. Korean leader welcomes N. Koreans The ongoing rapprochement mood flared after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's Day address that he was willing to send an Olympic delegation. Even so, there's also cautious optimism, or curiosity at least. Before now, she had been seen mainly in photos, but often in the background, as her brother took center stage. Officials didn't reveal what was written in it. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks For that reason, Schoff said, Washington should work closely with Seoul to shape any North-South summit agenda, "defending the role of exercises for stability and insisting that denuclearization is front and center of any peace talks". The South Korean president also stressed the need for the communist North to resume its dialogue with the United States. In its first reports about the Games, N... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea At the the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday night, Kim Yo Jong sat behind Moon (and Pence) - but Saturday night, she and Kim Yong Nam sat next to Moon and IOC President Thomas Bach as they watched the unified Korean women's hockey team play their historic first game. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader's sister, hand-delivered the letter to Moon as the North Korean delegation met with southern officials. Her handshake with the South's president at the start of the opening ceremony was an unexpected show of unity between old foes. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim invites South Korean leader for summit in Pyongyang

North Korea's Kim invites South Korean leader for summit in Pyongyang Kim Yo-jong had become the first member of the ruling Pyongyang family to set foot in the south since the end of the Korean War so her greeting with Moon Jae-in was seen as symbolic. 23rd Olympic Winter Games , Pence, who is leading the US delegation there, made clear that the USA was not ruling out military options as tensions continued to roil the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony The 28-year-old is a crucial part of the North's Games delegation led by Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state. The official said Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions. [Full Article...]


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