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Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea — a move the vice president cautioned against. With Pyongyang sending a senior delegation - including Kim Jong Un's younger sister - rumors had circulated such a meeting could be in the works.
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    In a historic move, South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong, to the presidential palace for a lunch meeting on Saturday. An inter-Korean summit would be the third of its kind, after Kim's father and predecessor Kim Jong Il met the South's Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun in 2000 and 2007 respectively, both of them in Pyongyang .
  • Moon, Guterres say PyeongChang Olympics will mark start of global peace

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    In approving this agreement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on January 20 that the Korean athletes and officials will march behind the Korean Unification Flag - a blue Korean Peninsula against a white background. He also reiterated the Trump administration's stance that the USA would take whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland", including military operations, as it seeks to denuclearise the North.
  • North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

    North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

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    Added Young, "If a North Korean athlete defected, it would be a slap in the face to the Kim regime, and any family members back in North Korea will face severe punishment". Moon has been trying to use the games as an opportunity to revive meaningful communication with North Korea after a period of diplomatic stalemate and eventually pull it into talks over resolving the worldwide standoff over its nuclear program.
  • Modi arrives at Ramallah

    Modi arrives at Ramallah

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    Following his arrival , he laid a wreath on the tomb of former Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and visited the 15-month-old Yasser Arafat Museum. India & Palestine's relations have stood the test of time. "India have taken up a technology park project in Ramallah". "In recognition of his wise leadership and his lofty national and worldwide stature, and in appreciation of his efforts to promote the historic relations between between the State of Palestine and the Republic ...
  • Modi leaves for Palestine; likely to exchange MoUs

    Modi leaves for Palestine; likely to exchange MoUs

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    India had voted in the UN General Assembly in December previous year against US President Donald Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Prime minister will meet CEOs in Dubai and later travel to Oman, his first visit to the country, where he will address a community event. But Mr Modi omitted the visit to Ramallah during his tour to Israel last July, and his camaraderie then with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spurred speculation that India as tilting decisively ...
  • Australia blasts England away to book place in Twenty20 tri-series final

    Australia blasts England away to book place in Twenty20 tri-series final

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    In front of a crowd of 42,691 for the closing fixture of the worldwide summer, the Australians galloped to their target with 33 balls to spare, as Chris Lynn, D'Arcy Short and Glenn Maxwell all contributed. Australia's Glen Maxwell (L) and D'Arcy Short congratulate one another during the Twenty20 International Tri-Series cricket match between England and Australia at the MCG in Melbourne on February 10, 2018.
  • United States government shuts down for second time this year

    United States government shuts down for second time this year

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    Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage. But when it comes time to vote, the House may face many of their own challenges, like conservatives opposing spending increases and democrats holding out for an immigration deal. Up to the final minutes, it was not clear the bill would pass in the House, and many Democrats held their votes, allowing the tally to creep up slowly and giving no indication which way it might fall.
  • 2 deaths blamed on winter snow storm in Midwest

    2 deaths blamed on winter snow storm in Midwest

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    About 750 flights were canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and about 300 flights were canceled at Midway, the Chicago Department of Aviation reported Friday. Chicago was anticipating six to 12 inches of snow early on Friday morning with more snow expected over the weekend, according to the service's weather forecast.
  • Rahul Gandhi kickstarts poll campaign in Karnataka

    Rahul Gandhi kickstarts poll campaign in Karnataka

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    Mr Gandhi questioned Mr Modi on what did the demonitisation of higher currency notes had achieved and the effects on the "wrongly" implementation of the GST in the country by the BJP-led NDA government. He listed a series of questions for the government, including on the price, the secrecy surrounding the deal, the government's silence on the issue and alleging that prior permission of the Cabinet Committee on Security was not taken.
  • Snow chances exist Saturday into Sunday for KVOE listening area

    Snow chances exist Saturday into Sunday for KVOE listening area

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    Because temperatures will be so mild I'm not anxious about any frozen precipitation. From 2 a.m.to 9 a.m. looks to be the biggest window for freezing drizzle across central Indiana. Temperatures could drop as low as -8C this weekend. " Sleet usually bounces when hitting a surface and does not stick, but can accumulate on roadways causing a hazard to motorists".
  • North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang

    North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang

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    But the North was still welcomed with open arms to what South Korean President Moon Jae-in called "Olympic games of peace" and the USA appeared to be the one left out in the cold. The North Korean pair were seated nearly directly behind the Pences, but there was no interaction between them. "If we don't stop it, we will be starved or tortured to death under the rule of Kim Jong-un", the organizers argued, in front of protesters wielding pickets that read "Moon Jae-in OUT" and " PyeongChang ...
  • Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

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    Shortly after Trump's inauguration, McGahn, the White House counsel , first learned from Porter that there could be allegations against him, according to two people briefed on the situation. epa06509511 US President Donald J. Trump speaks after welcoming Shane Bouvet, supporter to whom Trump said he donated 10,000 US dollars to treat his father's cancer, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 February 2018.
  • European Union wants to restrict single market access to UK

    European Union wants to restrict single market access to UK

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    However, yesterday's leak showed that the impact of these scenarios varied markedly across the UK. "But what matters is the position that we take in the negotiations as we sit down to negotiate the best deal". That would give firms and households time to adjust. The U.K. has pushed back on an European Union demand that guaranteed protections of citizens' rights be extended until December 31, 2020, the proposed end date of the transition.
  • Sen. Hirono Comments on Budget Deal

    Sen. Hirono Comments on Budget Deal

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    Paul had sought a vote to reverse spending increases, arguing that the planned extension would bring back trillion-dollar deficits . Trump declared that "our military will now be stronger than ever before". The Kentucky Republican, using charts to demonstrate myriad examples of wasteful government spending , acknowledged that he was unlikely to change the outcome of the measure in the Senate , where it was expected to pass.
  • Senate Passes Budget Deal With Shutdown Underway

    Senate Passes Budget Deal With Shutdown Underway

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    Trump defended the deal, but said it contained "much waste in order to get Dem votes". The Senate took a key procedural step Thursday just after noon in which the House bill passed earlier this week failed to gather the 60 votes it needed to advance.
  • Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump

    Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump

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    A bipartisan measure to avoid the impending United States government shutdown was announced on Wednesday - but questions remain about whether it will pass. Because of the lack or protection for the "Dreamers", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she will not vote in favor of the budget bill. Conservative Republicans also have a problem with the bill, they see increased spending as fiscally irresponsible.