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World News Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South
Author: 0 Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South

People dressed-up as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang , South Korea February 9, 2018. The vice president tried to highlight the unsafe and repressive nature of the leadership in Pyongyang by visiting a memorial to a South Korean ship that was apparently attacked by North Korea in 2010, although Pyongyang denies this allegation.

World News Sniffer dog busts attempt to send tiger via the post
Author: 0 Sniffer dog busts attempt to send tiger via the post

One of them even asked: "How could they put that poor animal in that box?" The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection said police using a sniffer dog to root out contraband from a load of mail at the New Tlaquepaque Central Bus Station in Jalisco discovered a plastic box containing a Bengal tiger cub.

World News Comcast is making it really easy to gorge on the Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Comcast is making it really easy to gorge on the Winter Olympics

Keep in mind that numerous events are on delay and not broadcasting live from South Korea, which is over 14 hours ahead of US Eastern Time . USA Network: Live curling and hockey coverage throughout the Games. Coverage begins on Saturday, Feb. 10 with a live presentation of the Women's hockey qualifying round. Once a rider begins their trip, the Uber app will feature a link to an NBC Olympics site, where they can access the interviews, highlights, and content from NBC Olympics' ...

World News Virginia Tech stuns No. 2 Virginia 61-60 in overtime thriller
Author: 0 Virginia Tech stuns No. 2 Virginia 61-60 in overtime thriller

Virginia had its 15-game wining streak snapped and likely lost its chance to ascend to the No. 1 ranking. Last meeting: The Cavaliers beat the Hokies, 78-52 on January 3, 2018. Bibbs has been the model for consistency, averaging 13.8 points per game. Alexander-Walker was the only other double-figure scorer for the Hokies with 12.

Author: 0 J'burg ODI: Dhawan's historical ton guides India to 289/7

Phehlukwayo hit 23 off just five balls, swinging at everything with luster to hurry South Africa to victory. In the process they put the feared Indian spinners to the sword as the two went for 119 runs in 11.3 overs although they took three wickets between them and it turned what looked like being a very tight finish into a relatively comfortably victory that was achieved with 15 balls to spare.

World News North Korea invites South Korean president to visit at 'earliest date'
Author: 0 North Korea invites South Korean president to visit at 'earliest date'

Saturday's meeting, the most significant diplomatic encounter between the two sides in more than a decade, could now be surpassed should Moon accept Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang later this year. The shadow of a nuclear war may still hang over the Winter Olympics in South Korea this week, but Pyongyang's decision to send its athletes rather than sappers and saboteurs has calmed fears about a violent disruption.

Author: 0 Another White House Official Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Claims

The White House later denied that Mr Kelly was ready to quit his role, though there is said to be growing frustration between Mr Trump and his chief of staff. Mr Sorensen told the Post that he "had never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life". "It's extraordinary that a president would essentially back a disgraced aide who even his chief of staff admits is guilty of spousal abuse", Sabato said.

Author: 0 Trump laments that 'mere allegation' can destroy lives

He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful, hopefully, he has a great career ahead of him. "Strangers complimented him to me every time we went out", Willoughby wrote . Spokesman Raj Shah confirmed speechwriter David Sorensen resigned Friday after the White House learned of allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive to his ex-wife.

World News Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him
Author: 0 Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him

He described how Bollinger "knelt down on the ground and that he knelt down on the ground along her left side and slightly in front of her", according to affidavit. Bollinger, Lopez said, brought her own gun. They discussed how she wanted to be killed, and how he would be paid afterward. Lopez told detectives that "he was pretty sure that he knew what we were there for", and that "he was sure it had to do with the girl he talked to on Craigslist", according to the affidavit.

World News Winter weather: Latest conditions and updates
Author: 0 Winter weather: Latest conditions and updates

Early Friday , the National Weather Service received reports of 4 inches (10 centimetres) of snow in northern IL. About 1,600 USA flights were cancelled, with about a third of flights into or out of Chicago and Detroit airports called off, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks airline traffic.

World News Rohingya must be allowed to return to their homes, warns Boris Johnson
Author: 0 Rohingya must be allowed to return to their homes, warns Boris Johnson

Touring a camp which is home to 500,000 refugees, he met Rohingya families and community leaders to learn about the persecution they have suffered, and heard first-hand about the challenges that life in the camps presents. Hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority have fled what the United Nations has called a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. Neighbouring Bangladesh has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating Rohingya people at a rate of 1,500 each week.

World News North Korea's 'army of beauties' takes centre stage at Olympics
Author: 0 North Korea's 'army of beauties' takes centre stage at Olympics

The move to bring the two nations together for the ice hockey tournament has not been universally popular in the Winter Olympic host nation, while it almost collapsed on the eve of the Games when North Korea threatened to withdraw following comments made by United States Vice-President Mike Pence .

World News Ranked Johnson shares Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead
Author: 0 Ranked Johnson shares Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead

Veteran Rod Pampling is next best of the Australians at two under, but compatriots Greg Chalmers (even par), Stuart Appleby (one over), recent Australian Open victor Cam Davis (two over), Matt Jones and Adam Scott (three over) are all languishing near the bottom of the leaderboard .

World News Bouts of snow followed by freezing rain Sunday
Author: 0 Bouts of snow followed by freezing rain Sunday

Roughly 2-5 centimeters (0.8-2.0 inches) accumulation is expected before the weather switches over to freezing rain in the afternoon. "Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions", Environment Canada said on its site .

World News Abbas receives Indian Prime Minister in Ramallah
Author: 0 Abbas receives Indian Prime Minister in Ramallah

Almost a dozen agreements and Memoranda of Understanding are expected to be signed between the two countries. The Indian Prime Minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Indian national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the VIP guest.

World News Kim invites S Korea's Moon to meet in Pyongyang
Author: 0 Kim invites S Korea's Moon to meet in Pyongyang

It was a moment that may well define these Olympic Games: First came smiling athletes walking side by side under a flag of Korean unity. The North Koreans earlier Saturday invited Moon to visit Pyongyang in what would be the Koreas' third summit talks since their 1945 division.

World News No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang
Author: 0 No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang

At the opening ceremonies Friday, Pence sat stone-faced in his seat as Moon and North Korean officials stood together with much of the stadium to applaud their joint team of athletes. "That's the team he's going to be cheering for all Olympics". Along with the rest of the North's senior delegation, Kim is to have lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House.

World News Northern flare-up: Iran testing Israel, Russia
Author: 0 Northern flare-up: Iran testing Israel, Russia

Iran and allied militias have fought alongside government troops against rebels and Islamist factions in the Syrian war. "It's a question whether the Iranians are only interested in deterring Israel , or some elements in Iran are looking for a semi-war situation of engaging proxies in Syria against Israel - of turning the Golan Heights into another front", he said .

World News 2 officers killed in Columbus suburb, suspect held
Author: 0 2 officers killed in Columbus suburb, suspect held

Officer Anthony Morelli is one of two officers shot and killed while responding to a call Saturday. City officials said the victims are 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Tony Morelli. The suspect was taken into custody, and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The shootings happened at about 1 p.m.in Westerville, Ohio .

World News Cubs, Darvish agree to 6-year deal
Author: 0 Cubs, Darvish agree to 6-year deal

The agreement is pending a physical examination. The 31-year-old split time between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA last season with 209 strikeouts in 186.2 innings. The Yankees surfaced as a possible destination for Darvish , but considering ownership's mandate to stay under the $197 million luxury tax, they wouldn't have been able to give him the contract the Cubs did, at over $20 million per year.

World News Mahrez not returning for Man City clash, confirms Puel
Author: 0 Mahrez not returning for Man City clash, confirms Puel

Mahrez has been open about his desire to move on from the club, putting in a public transfer request at the end of last season but a move failed to materialise even though he was linked with Roma, and he subsequently started the new campaign with Leicester .

Author: 0 'Trump' & 'Kim' Get Special Escort Out of Olympics Opening Ceremony

She is in the South attending the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as her brother's special envoy. Before the ice hockey match, the president will also visit the Gangneung Ice Arena where preliminary matches in men's and women's short track speed skating begin at 7:40 p.m.

Author: 0 White House backs budget deal

The Senate will vote first after its leaders agreed Wednesday on a bipartisan deal that does not include addressing contentious immigration topics. Their fate was thrown into limbo last September after Trump rescinded Obama's immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

World News Here Were the Missiles on Display in North Korea's Latest Parade
Author: 0 Here Were the Missiles on Display in North Korea's Latest Parade

Despite widespread excitement about the unified Korean hockey team and North Korea's large Olympic delegation , the U.S. vice president has kept his distance from representatives of the isolated country. Speaking in Tokyo on his way to South Korea , which is hosting the Games over the next three weeks, Pence said he would soon announce the stepped-up sanctions in an effort to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes.

World News Trump's speechwriter quits over abuse claims
Author: 0 Trump's speechwriter quits over abuse claims

Bush asked why women in the White House don't resign over President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE's behavior towards women.

World News Sheffield United's Billy Sharp hits 200 in style
Author: 0 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp hits 200 in style

As usual when a Leeds player decides to take to social media, plenty of Whites supporters saw this as a chance to have their say on the game and respond to Lonergan, and lots of supporters did just that. He was yellow carded, but Leeds players have been sent off for less in recent weeks. Leeds now have 15 games remaining and Heckingbottom admits time is not on United's side but the head coach also argued that his side's upcoming fixtures provide the club with the ideal chance to catch the ...

World News Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say
Author: 0 Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

As for sharing Moon's box with the North Koreans, the officials said they knew in advance who was going to be in Moon's box to watch the opening ceremony. Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea. "The vice-president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", a spokeswoman...

World News Senate Budget Deal Provides $6 Billion To Fight Opioid, Mental Health Crisis
Author: 0 Senate Budget Deal Provides $6 Billion To Fight Opioid, Mental Health Crisis

The White House said the deal also includes an extension, until March 2019, of the government's debt ceiling . It would contain nearly $300 billion over current limits on defense and domestic accounts. In exchange, the president would expect funding for a border wall, cuts to chain migration, the elimination of the visa lottery program, and enhanced border security.

World News Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers
Author: 0 Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

They then added wing Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and veteran guard George Hill from the Sacramento Kings as well. Despite James putting up MVP-like numbers on most nights, Cleveland didn't have the athleticism or the defense to keep pace with the league's best teams.

Author: 0 Rand Paul: I'm Not 'Rubber Stamp' on Spending Bill

Most Democrats opposed the measure, following the lead of US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , a California Democrat, who tried and failed to use the moment to secure a promise for a separate vote on immigration. The government shut down at midnight Thursday after Kentucky GOP Sen. Sure, people had their issues with the thing-House conservatives like Mark Sanford hated the $300 billion price tag; House Democrats like Nancy Pelosi wanted a commitment from Paul Ryan that he would hold ...

World News Trinity Mirror snaps up the Daily Express and Daily Star
Author: 0 Trinity Mirror snaps up the Daily Express and Daily Star

In a statement on Friday, Trinity Mirror said it would pay vendor Northern & Shell Media Group Limited an initial cash consideration of £47.7mln, a deferred cash consideration of £59mln payable between 2020 to 2023 and the balance of £20mln via the issue of shares.

World News 4-star Quay Walker throws UT hat aside on National Signing Day
Author: 0 4-star Quay Walker throws UT hat aside on National Signing Day

That's one way to become a fan favorite. Then he took off the Tennessee hat and threw it to the floor. In the 247Sports Composite, Walker is rated 4-stars. 1 overall player in quarterback Justin Fields and the No. 1 overall running back in Zamir White. Five-star outside linebacker Quay Walker of Cordele, Georgia (Crisp County) has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs.

Author: 0 Opposition party urges gov't to be wary of N. Korea's intentions

Pence is leading the US delegation to the opening ceremonies, where he has worked to pour cold water on warming ties between the two Koreas. "No one else in leadership can bring messages directly to Kim Jong Un". Moon's office said he told Abe that the talks between the Koreas would not disrupt worldwide efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear program. Moon has expressed his intention to use the Winter Olympics as a chance to make diplomatic inroads with the North and restore normalized ...