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North Korea's large Olympic delegation also includes artists and musicians who will perform during the games at venues in the Pyeongchang region and in Seoul . The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot 52-8 in a matchup that could have been far worse if not for the goaltending of Shin So Jung.
  • US Congress approves bill that will end brief government shutdown

    US Congress approves bill that will end brief government shutdown

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    Members of the House have been warned about the possibility of having to vote on what the Senate passes between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Republican Senator Rand Paul, objecting to deficit spending in the bill, engaged in a nine-hour, on-again, off-again protest and floor speech late on Thursday that delayed passage of the deal past the midnight hour, when funding for the government officially ran out.
  • Pressure from Trump may lead to revision of Democratic memo

    Pressure from Trump may lead to revision of Democratic memo

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    McGahn's letter said Trump has directed the Justice Department to be available to House intelligence committee members should they wish to edit the memo to eliminate classified information. It was up to Trump to then approve the release. The Democrats' memo aimed to counter a Republican-drafted one the president declassified and released.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: Joint Korean march gave me goosebumps, says International Olympic Committee boss

    Winter Olympics 2018: Joint Korean march gave me goosebumps, says International Olympic Committee boss

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    Pence had said all week that if he met with the North Koreans, he would deliver a tough message. Ms Kim attended the opening ceremony in a black fur coat with North Korea's 90 year-old head of state, Kim Yong-nam. "You will inspire us by competing for the highest honour in the Olympic spirit of excellence, respect and fair play", said Bach. Mr Moon has previously said he will need reassurance from the North that it would help resolve the nuclear crisis.
  • Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

    Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

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    Kim's unusual invitation, which was received by Moon with both caution and optimism, was the latest sign of growing closeness between the two rival governments after an exceptionally tense period over the North's nuclear weapons program. During the bilateral talks over lunch, neither side made mention of the North Korean nuclear issue, which is attracting global attention as a major security concern, according to a presidential office source.
  • Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

    Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

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    The two leaders also differed during their meeting in their opinions regarding the issue of South Korea's "comfort women", who were forced into sexual slavery during the Japanese occupation of World War II. These officials said that while Pence did not greet Kim Yong Nam , he didn't deliberately skip over him. President Moon hosted Kim at the presidential mansion for lunch on Saturday - a session in which Kim extended an invitation for Moon to visit North Korea later this year.
  • Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

    Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

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    On Saturday Kim Yo Jong "courteously" handed over a personal letter from the North Korean leader to Moon and told him of her brother's "intention", North Korea's state news agency KCNA said, without elaborating what that was. So as pleasant as that lunch between North and South Korean leadership may have been, it won't mean much until diplomats from the USA settle in for some of the local delicacies.
  • Kim's invitation delivered to Moon

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    At the Olympics, 22 players can suit up for games; as part of the agreement, Murray would have to suit up at least three North Korean players for each game, as she did on Saturday. "There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile program", Vice President Mike Pence told reporters after a short visit here.
  • Republican Pennsylvania leaders submit plan for redrawing congressional map

    Republican Pennsylvania leaders submit plan for redrawing congressional map

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    I appreciated the News-Herald editorial pointing out that the litigation working its way through our courts would not change the process by which the legislative and congressional maps are drawn to begin with. Gov. Tom Wolf has until February 15 to approve a new congressional map. Dozens held signs and called for the end of gerrymandering-the process of drawing districts to favor one party over another.
  • Trump Wishes Disgraced Aide Well After Domestic Abuse Allegations

    Trump Wishes Disgraced Aide Well After Domestic Abuse Allegations

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    Trump made his remarks after of his White House staffers resigned amidst abuse allegations against their ex-wives. "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation", Trump tweeted . " He totally denies it ", Trump said of Moore , even as other Republican leaders called for Moore to step aside. Hicks, White House Communications director, had a previous personal relationship with Porter.
  • Trump questions Israel's interest in making peace

    Trump questions Israel's interest in making peace

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    But his comments about Israel mark rare criticism from a president who has publicly sparred with the Palestinians while forging warm ties with Israel ahead of the expected presentation of a US peace outline. "I don't know frankly if we are going to even have talks". "So we are just going to have to see what happens". Trump also said the Israeli settlements in the West Bank "complicate" matters, stating that Israel "needs to act with caution on the topic of settlements".
  • Train collides with four elephants India

    Train collides with four elephants India

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    The engine of the train got disconnected from the bogies due to the impact of the hit, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. However, based on inputs received from forest department a speed restriction of 30 kmph had been imposed and all trains were instructed to slow down while passing by issuing caution order to the loco pilots.
  • Trump's chief of staff in harsh spotlight after senior aide's resignation

    Trump's chief of staff in harsh spotlight after senior aide's resignation

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    These are women that are saying, 'My husband beat me and he works for you.' And he does not bother to mention them, acknowledge them in any way in his public statement . Wynn denies any harassment or abuse. According to Trump, all women accusers are lying. He flatly denied every single allegation. "And we hope he has a wonderful career and he will have a great career ahead of him".
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    Netanyahu: "We'll continue to harm anyone who harms us"

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    The first hint that anything was amiss came at 4:15 a.m. Israeli time, as air raid sirens sounded over the communities in the Beit Shean valley in the lower Galilee. Eight Israeli aircraft then "targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the UAV" and confirmed hits, Conricus said. An IDF statement described the four Iranian targets as "part of Iran's military establishment in Syria".
  • Auburn basketball top No. 2 seed in early NCAA Tournament bracket

    Auburn basketball top No. 2 seed in early NCAA Tournament bracket

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    Auburn and Tennessee are the only two teams for the SEC ranked in the Tournament's top 16 seeds in the early NCAA Bracket show. Duke was the second-best ACC team, listed at the No. 1 overall ranking and a clear path to a No. 1 seed . Villanova was selected as the second No. 1 seed (East Region). Virginia may not be the No.
  • Military helicopter downed in southern Turkey: Erdogan

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    Moscow, in turn, has urged all the parties to exercise restraint and called for respect for Syria's territorial integrity. In addition to Kemalbay, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office also issued warrants for 16 others on the grounds that they criticized a Turkish military incursion in northern Syria.