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World News North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence during Olympics
Author: 0 North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence during Olympics

She said the U.S. regrets failing to "seize the opportunity" - but added they will not apologise for "calling attention to human rights abuses, or for mourning a young American's unjust death". "North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the Vice President softening his message", explained Pence's chief of staff in a statement. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday told Fox News that he would also not rule out meeting the North Koreans.

World News Duterte no threat to democracy - Palace
Author: 0 Duterte no threat to democracy - Palace

Other threats to democracy and human rights in the region included the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Thailand's new Constitution, which gives its military more influence in the country's upcoming elections in 2019. "In the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption, and crime". Trillanes, who has filed additional information on the case, said the global tribunal has communicated with him early January that they have enough ...

World News USA Wins Gold Medal for Cross-Country Olympics 2018 Women's Team Sprint
Author: 0 USA Wins Gold Medal for Cross-Country Olympics 2018 Women's Team Sprint

Bjorgen already holds the outright record of seven gold medals for a woman, and now moves clear of the tie of 13 overall medals she held with compatriot and biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. "[That] was special because I had some problems for three years, and then come back again and was at a high level and fighting for all the medals in Vancouver, that was special for me".

World News Florida school shooting survivors en route to pressure lawmakers on gun control
Author: 0 Florida school shooting survivors en route to pressure lawmakers on gun control

He is one of hundreds of students there to try to sway lawmakers to take action. They told the 500 students and parents waiting for them that they were fighting to protect all students. They are sworn law-enforcement officers and allowed to carry a weapon on a school campus. When Florida's Senate President Joe Negron heard the question, he didn't directly answer: "That's an issue that we're reviewing".

World News Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance
Author: 0 Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance

According to The Mirror , Ariana was due to take part in a tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombings, which killed more than 20 people outside her concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22. "The effects of that bad night resonated far and wide in the music industry and it's only right everyone comes together to pay their respects". Her withdrawal was said to have originally thrown the event into chaos as bosses scrambled to find a suitable replacement.

World News Admin officials taken aback by Trump's surprise bump-stock announcement
Author: 0 Admin officials taken aback by Trump's surprise bump-stock announcement

The administration is seeking to respond to the shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead. A strong supporter of gun rights, Trump has nonetheless indicated in recent days that he is willing to consider ideas not in keeping with National Rifle Association orthodoxy, included age restrictions for buying assault-type weapons.

World News Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Final Olympics Downhill Skiing Race
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Final Olympics Downhill Skiing Race

In 2010, she also won bronze in the Super-G event. Lindsey Vonn of the US competes in women's downhill alpine skiing . I'm really happy for her. This season, Vonn has won five races, including the two downhills in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the weekend before the Olympics started. "It is so hard to be on the podium in the Olympics, and I'm really proud to have another medal and to be on the podium with the next generation of the sport".

World News Billy Graham Is Dead At 99
Author: 0 Billy Graham Is Dead At 99

Dow Kirkpatrick, former Atlanta pastor now in IL, that the South will solve its racial problems before the North because "southern people have a warm person to person relation with colored that is not prevalent in the North". Where Graham sees himself standing by biblical truth, others see his words as bordering on hate speech and calls for discrimination, particularly toward Muslims and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

World News Facebook will use snail mail to verify USA election ad buyers
Author: 0 Facebook will use snail mail to verify USA election ad buyers

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that the USA indictment centred purely on individuals and presented no tangible proof that the Kremlin itself or Russian government agencies were involved. Of course, Trump is correct when he pointed out Russian meddling predated his candidacy, and the fact the Obama administration also bears some responsibility for not fully disclosing what it knew at the time.

World News Black Panther 'shatters false Hollywood beliefs' says Will Smith
Author: 0 Black Panther 'shatters false Hollywood beliefs' says Will Smith

Secondly, the cast does an excellent job of tackling this thought-provoking, action-filled sequel to " Captain America: Civil War ". Want to warn others this story may be fake? "It was [almost the ending]". Continuing with Empire , Coogler discussed how he settled on the Oakland ending instead. "That's kind of what that moment". Yes, it's the first film of it's kind in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , but it doesn't have the distinction of being the first as is implied by the former ...

World News Officer, Suspect Shot In Prince George's County
Author: 0 Officer, Suspect Shot In Prince George's County

The Prince George's County officer, who was off duty at the time, was in Brandywine when the shooting occurred. There was a large police presence near Chadds Ford Drive in Brandywine in the hours after the violent incident, though law enforcement initially declined to discuss the conditions of the gunman and the Prince George's County officer.

World News Japanese speed skaters with Olympic record won the team race
Author: 0 Japanese speed skaters with Olympic record won the team race

Norway and Japan emerged as winners of the men's and women's team pursuit speed skating events here on Wednesday in the PyeongChang Winter Games. The same Dutch trio of Marrit Leenstra, Ireen Wust and Antoinette de Jong had raced to the previous Olympic-record 2:55.61 in qualifying on Monday.

World News Trump Jr. launches luxurious residential project in Pune
Author: 0 Trump Jr. launches luxurious residential project in Pune

United States campaigners and the media have pointed out the potential conflict of interest during Trump Jr's India visit, raising concerns about his father's business activities mixing with USA foreign policy. Comprising of two striking glass facade towers of 23 stories each, with 46 single-floor 5 BHK residences starting at Rs 15 crore, Trump Towers Pune is worldwide, having been crafted in accordance with the design and development standards of the global real estate brand Trump, it said.

World News S. Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa
Author: 0 S. Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa

Team USA moved back in the top five of the medal race after the Americans had two bronze performances from Maia and Alex Shibutani in the mixed ice dance, and freestyle skier's Brita Sigourney run in the halfpipe. Mike Pence represented the United States at the same time that Team U.S.A. fielded the first two openly gay Olympic athletes : snowboarder Gus Kenworthy and figure skater and self-declared "America's Sweetheart" Adam Rippon .

Author: 0 North Korea Reportedly Bailed On A Secret Meeting With Mike Pence

Analysts say the North's Olympic diplomatic drive sought to loosen worldwide sanctions against it and undermine the alliance between Seoul and Washington . on the high seas" 250km offshore from the Chinese city of Shanghai, said the ministry. That would have been the first high-level meeting between the Donald Trump administration and Pyongyang .

World News Ramaphosa hosts farewell function for Zuma
Author: 0 Ramaphosa hosts farewell function for Zuma

The former president ended up resigning on 14 February, just a day before he was about to face a motion of no confidence, which was supported by his own party. "We believe that we are at a critical moment in our history, one which offers us the unique opportunity to reflect, to rebuild, and to transform". "We will hold you accountable and I will see you in 2019 on the ballot box", Mr Maimane said.

World News Turkey and U.S. agree to start normalizing relations
Author: 0 Turkey and U.S. agree to start normalizing relations

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and ISIS forces from Afrin. Pro-Turkish forces are battling the militia in nearby Afrin, across Turkey's southern border with Syria . Tillerson said priority will be given to the issue of Manbij as the two sides work together. Tillerson also expressed concern about the local employees in the U.S.

World News Venezuela attracted 735 million United States dollars from its cryptocurrency Petro
Author: 0 Venezuela attracted 735 million United States dollars from its cryptocurrency Petro

Speaking about the much-anticipated investments, Maduro did not give any details, however, the official website for the petro contains a guide on how to set up a virtual wallet to hold the cryptocurrency. The token's price will be based on the price of a barrel of Venezuelan oil from the previous day, according to the website. The cryptocurrency goes public next month.

World News JPMorgan Chase to tear down Midtown HQ, build massive tower
Author: 0 JPMorgan Chase to tear down Midtown HQ, build massive tower

One of New York's biggest private employers, Chase now houses about 6,000 employees at the current 52-story building, which it has renovated multiple times . Redevelopment and construction are scheduled to start in 2019, and take roughly five years to complete, the bank and government officials said. A design of the new building was not unveiled.

Author: 0 Bitter cold Siberian weather with snow could engulf Ireland in coming days

A fairly static area of high pressure is expected over Scandinavia which will feed increasingly cold air from the continent across Britain and Ireland. Eleanor Bell, a meteorologist for the Weather Company, said SSW has triggered the first polar vortex split in five years. "This will drive a colder north to north-easterly winds through the remainder of the week although a milder southerly will continue over the west initially".

World News Billy Graham's impact: Quotes from the famous pastor
Author: 0 Billy Graham's impact: Quotes from the famous pastor

At a revival led by traveling evangelist Mordecai Fowler Ham, 15-year-old Graham committed his life to serving Jesus Christ. The person with the second most appearances on the list, which began in 1946, was Ronald Reagan with 31. In 1973, Graham addressed more than one million people crowded into Yoido Plaza in Seoul, South Korea - the largest live audience of his Crusades .

World News South Africa raises Value-Added Tax to 15%
Author: 0 South Africa raises Value-Added Tax to 15%

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented the annual budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday, and with it the inevitable hike in taxes. This he said would become effective on 1 April 2018. And the Treasury saw GDP growth at 1.5 percent this year, up from an estimated one percent last year, helped by a recovery in agriculture and improved investor sentiment.

World News Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms
Author: 0 Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms

The child went to a nearby shop and asked to use the phone, but the shop assistant called 911 on the child's behalf. The boy asked to use the phone, but the shop worker chose to call 911 for him due to the child's age and condition. Moreover, the authorities discovered that the children were left without food, water, electricity, and denied access to a bathroom. All three children were kept in separate bedrooms, barred from the outside and locked on the inside.

World News Bangladesh mission observes International Mother Language Day in Tripura
Author: 0 Bangladesh mission observes International Mother Language Day in Tripura

Protesting students were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, and sacrificed their lives for their desire for the recognition of their mother tongue language. Mission staff and officials led by Assistant High Commissioner Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain paid rich tribute to the martyrs of the language movement offering floral wreath at a replica of the "Shaheed Minar" at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala, the capital of the northeast Indian state of Tripura.

World News Large number of girls may have been abducted by Boko Haram
Author: 0 Large number of girls may have been abducted by Boko Haram

A community source told Saharareporters that at least four bodies of students were recovered from the bush in the nearby town of Kusur. "We are still searching for the remaining 94 students", he was quoted to have said. The mass abduction and Jonathan's handling of it was seen as contributing to his 2015 election defeat to Mohammadu Buhari, who promised to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end.

World News Lawyer shoots dead 2 colleagues in court
Author: 0 Lawyer shoots dead 2 colleagues in court

Senior superintendent Lahore police Mubashir Makan told reporters that three cousin lawyer's - Kashif, Nadim and Awais - had appeared in a property case before a sessions judge. Following the incident, a heavy police team cordoned off the area. A thorough search was conducted and security was tightened while closing all the entry and exit points of the court.

World News Parkland school shooting: Central Florida calls for change
Author: 0 Parkland school shooting: Central Florida calls for change

Hundreds of people rallied outside a courthouse in the USA state of Florida to demand stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of one of the deadliest school shootings in the country's modern history. 18-year-old Emma Gonzalez , who was lucky to not be one of the 17 people killed last Wednesday by an assault rifle-wielding former student, lambasted Trump for having taken $30 million from the National Rifle Association (NRA), a rabid and powerful gun lobby in the U.S.

World News Bath's Lizzie Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Bath's Lizzie Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics

I've been ill for a week. "My physio Louise just gave me a talking to before run two (on Saturday) and reminded me that I can do it and we can do it together". 'I'm only doing strips because I can't do a pattern, it's too complicated. For rather than celebrate her champagne moment with fizz, the Yarn settled down with some yarn and knitting needles.

Author: 0 North Korean officials canceled planned meeting with Pence: Pence's office

But hours before Mr Pence was to meet Kim Yo-jong - the influential sister of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un - the reclusive regime backed out in a move U.S. Japan and the United States have been patrolling the western Korean Peninsula since a year ago to enforce the UN sanctions against North Korea because of its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

World News Iran accuses Israel being cause of regional instability
Author: 0 Iran accuses Israel being cause of regional instability

The Israeli forces have repeatedly targeted Syrian military positions during Syria's almost seven-year-long conflict, with Israel claiming it was targeting positions of Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese Hezbollah. It hasn't found an excuse to launch those missile at Israel - yet. "One can accuse the Iranians of many things, but they're not stupid", he asserted.

World News Dalit ire spills onto Guj streets; Mevani, 100 others detained
Author: 0 Dalit ire spills onto Guj streets; Mevani, 100 others detained

City crime branch officials claimed that Mevani did "not behave properly" with the police during his detention. He succumbed to his injuries the next day at an Ahmedabad hospital. His auto keys too were damaged, he claimed. Mevani, who became the face of Dalit community during this movement had coined the slogan: Gai ki doom aap rakho, humein hamari zameen de do (You can keep the cow's tail, we want our land back).