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They were seated beside the Moons and next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife. "He cheered for the US", the official said. Obviously, in the present context, he said, there is a lot of attention for this message of peace in relation to the Korean Peninsula, but the Olympic message of peace is not local."It is universal".
  • The Newest: UN chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

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    South Korea's president ate kimchi and drank soju liquor with the North's ceremonial head of state and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, even as the U.S. The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said. Pence did not shake hands with Kim, he added, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did, exchanging a few words with him.
  • Trump won't declassify Democratic memo, cites national security concerns

    Trump won't declassify Democratic memo, cites national security concerns

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    The release of the memo was blocked by Trump on Friday , kicking off a new skirmish between Democrats and the White House. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. "This committee has a strong record of bipartisanship", he said at the time, "and based on my previous cooperation with Rep. Schiff on the committee and on other issues, I am confident this tradition will continue in the new Congress".
  • City of Rock Island issues snow emergency

    City of Rock Island issues snow emergency

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    After Monday's 3.2-inch snowfall , rather than forming windrows in the center lanes of the downtown streets, crews pushed the snow into the parallel parking spaces on either side. No parking on snow routes until snow removed from street, odd and even parking restrictions on all other streets. The city of Stoughton has declared a snow emergency beginning at midnight to 8 a.m.
  • Gerry Adams officially steps down as Sinn Fein leader

    Gerry Adams officially steps down as Sinn Fein leader

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    If I thought about it very deeply, those people who detest me will continue to detest me. The talks failed and what followed became known as Bloody Friday, when the IRA planted at least 20 bombs across Belfast in one day, killing nine people and injuring 130.
  • Eisenhauer pleads no contest to murder

    Eisenhauer pleads no contest to murder

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    Eisenhauer may have had an inappropriate relationship with Lovell, the Washington Post has reported. Eisenhauer's lawyer has told the jury that his alleged accomplice, Natalie Keepers, could have killed Lovell. The plea was made Friday morning after Blacksburg Police Department Detective Desiree Twigger was called to testify by prosecutors on Thursday afternoon about a cell phone she had seized from Eisenhauer after his arrest.
  • Winter Olympics kicks off with Korean show of unity

    Winter Olympics kicks off with Korean show of unity

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    Saturday's meeting also involved the North's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, who led what apparently turned out to be a 21-member delegation to the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics on Friday. "We wanted to show the alliance seated together", the official said. Mr Pence, who avoided direct contact with North Korea's ceremonial leader at a reception dinner hosted by Mr Moon last night, said the United States will continue to exert maximum pressure on Pyongyang until ...
  • House speaker says will move on immigration bill after budget

    House speaker says will move on immigration bill after budget

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    The US House of Representatives have passed a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through late March. "This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among congressional leaders and the White House", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Senate floor on Wednesday.
  • Egypt conducts massive operation against militants in Sinai

    Egypt conducts massive operation against militants in Sinai

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    The military operation is meant to cover large parts of the Sinai peninsula, as well as parts of the Delta and the Western Desert, the military spokesman said. The country's military personnel supported by the Interior Ministry also held raids in settlements on the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt launched a major assault against militants focused on the Sinai peninsula, where the militant Islamic State (IS) group has staged deadly attacks, aiming to crush their insurgency by the end of a February ...
  • France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria

    France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria

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    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says there have been reports of new attacks in the last 48 hours killing "dozens" of civilians. Tensions have risen between Washington and Ankara in recent months with Turkey frustrated at Trump's forces providing support to Kurdish fighters in the north of Syria .
  • The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

    The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

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    The US government will shut down for the second time in less than a month, after the Senate failed to vote on a controversial budget bill before last night's midnight deadline. But it would be costly to the USA budget and would further underscore a fundamental shift in Republican conservative thinking that Paul was trying to draw attention to.
  • At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat

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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.
  • Here's a game plan for how UNC can upset Duke

    Here's a game plan for how UNC can upset Duke

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    Duke will face off against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. "I love being a part of the Duke/Carolina rivalry but NC State, I just don't consider that as being a rivalry, we just don't like them".
  • Rep. Schiff Reacts To Trump's Decision To Not Immediately Release Democratic Memo

    Rep. Schiff Reacts To Trump's Decision To Not Immediately Release Democratic Memo

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    The White House told the House Intelligence Committee the president is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. It was published in full a week ago over the objections of the Justice Department. "The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo , transparency, vanishes when it could show information that's harmful to him".
  • Paul Ryan applauds Nancy Pelosi's stamina during eight hour talk-a-thon

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    Democrats on the left, especially members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, were frustrated to see a budget deal negotiated that resolved virtually every Democratic priority except a resolution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a policy that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.
  • The US Really Doesn't Have A Lot Of Options In Syria

    The US Really Doesn't Have A Lot Of Options In Syria

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    Consequently, there has been an escalation in military activity and violence in both Eastern Ghouta and Idlib in particular. "It is intense bombardment". The U.S. -backed forces control areas east of the Euphrates River and most of the oil and gas fields, while government forces are based in the west.
  • Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday

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    And Pelosi delivered it without a break and in four-inch heels . "No, I think that we aren't using all the leverage we have and that's a disappointment and I won't support it", she said. This source told CNN that "a lot of people are going to vote for it". But top Democrats said they weren't corralling rank-and-file lawmakers to oppose the budget pact, leading some of the party's immigration advocates to question the forcefulness of her opposition.