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Security Council sanctions. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , who is set to attend the Olympics' opening ceremony with the father of Otto Warmbier , the American student who died shortly after a lengthy captivity in North Korea , said he will soon unveil tougher sanctions against North Korea.
  • Kim Jong-un's sister to visit South Korea

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    Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, meanwhile, said it was important not to let up pressure on North Korea after its missile tests: "We must not be fooled by North Korea's "smile diplomacy ". Yong-nam is the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea. "However, thus far the Korean People's Navy has not significantly increased the number of hovercraft deployed along the West Sea and has not forward deployed the hovercraft units from older ...
  • North Korea 'only months away' from United States strike: diplomat claims

    North Korea 'only months away' from United States strike: diplomat claims

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    There's a strict verification regime on both sides, and proponents of the pact say those inspections have built confidence in the otherwise severely strained U.S. Kim said in a radio interview. But Washington has said it won't do that. The United States is once again playing with the notion of a "limited" nuclear war - and everybody else is very unhappy about it.
  • South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister

    South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister

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    However, Pence said one day later that the USA would soon unveil a grueling round of economic sanctions against North Korea in response to the development of the country's nuclear and ballistic weapons program. In allowing the ferry, Seoul treated it as an exception to the sanctions imposed on North Korea . Speaking on the conditional of anonymity to describe private conversations, the officials said Moon and Pence agreed that the goal of any opening with North Korea must be ...
  • Bipartisan budget deal expected later on Wednesday: White House official

    Bipartisan budget deal expected later on Wednesday: White House official

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    The agreement provides increases in defense spending sought by Republicans and more money for domestic programs championed by Democrats . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reached a deal on Wednesday to fund the government over the next two years.
  • Funeral Held for Victim of East Ghouta Airstrikes

    Funeral Held for Victim of East Ghouta Airstrikes

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    Amid the attacks, doctors have put up makeshift health centres, but health professionals say they too are being hit. The president of Syria Bashar-al-Assad in conjunction with the Russian Airforce and militias backed by Iran are pursuing military operations against the rebels in the last significant redoubts of the regions that have been in control of Assad's opponents in the western side of the country.
  • Why the X Games Are Taking Over the Olympics

    Why the X Games Are Taking Over the Olympics

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    The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are on track although organisers are battling the spread of a virus among staff and preparing to deal with a cold snap at Friday's opening ceremony. Lizzy Yarnold has been named as the Great Britain flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang tomorrow, insisting that it will be worth braving freezing temperatures for that honour.
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    SpaceX's "Starman" actually has a objective behind the wheel of that Tesla

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    The sports car-turned-spacecraft will cruise in space for about a month before reaching the asteroid field, where its survival could be up in the air. For reference, Mars orbits the sun at an average distance of 142 million miles (228 million km). Musk posted a video of the auto on Twitter after launch , in which he can be heard laughing in the background as a camera behind the mannequin's head shows the vehicle apparently in orbit around Earth.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: Everything to Know to Cheer on Team USA

    Winter Olympics 2018: Everything to Know to Cheer on Team USA

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    The Associated Press writes: "As his personal guest to the opening games, Pence invited Fred Warmbier , the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died previous year days after his release from captivity in North Korea ". Hong, the analyst, said Kim Yo Jong's presence would give North Korea a better opportunity to win South Korean help in reaching out to the United States .
  • Elon Musk celebrates Falcon Heavy launch at Port Canaveral restaurant

    Elon Musk celebrates Falcon Heavy launch at Port Canaveral restaurant

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    He included a map showing where the auto was supposed to end up and where it's actually headed-near the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. Before dashing off to the red planet, Musk said he'd want to try out this spaceship in orbit around Earth - possibly in three to four years with the supersize rocket - and then the moon.
  • Mike Pence Is Right to Remind Us of N.Korea's Atrocities

    Mike Pence Is Right to Remind Us of N.Korea's Atrocities

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    This undated file picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 12, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Sin Islet defense company in Kangwon province, while his younger sister Kim Yo-Jong (3rd L) follows.
  • Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms

    Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms

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    White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said the deal would increase spending by "just shy" of $300 billion. Senate leaders announced a budget deal Wednesday to increase federal spending by about $400 billion over two years - a proposal that's nearly sure to face significant resistance in the House.
  • Westbrook, George fuel Thunder win

    Westbrook, George fuel Thunder win

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    It's been awhile since the Warriors lost consecutive regular season games, but that's exactly what happened after Golden State fell 125-105 to the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder . But even Kerr couldn't have predicted everything that led up to his 300th career game Tuesday night: three National Basketball Association finals appearances, two championships, a league-record, 73-win season.
  • Pence says USA to announce new sanctions on North Korea before Olympics

    Pence says USA to announce new sanctions on North Korea before Olympics

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    North Korea has asked South Korea to provide oil to refuel the vessel, the Unification Ministry said on Wednesday. "I think this year it will definitely be an opportunity for North Korea to show off the things it tested last year", Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies' Center for Nonproliferation Studies told CNN .
  • USA stocks ride the roller coaster; Asian, European markets bleed, too

    USA stocks ride the roller coaster; Asian, European markets bleed, too

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    Traders are bracing for volatility to stay high as they try to figure out if the swings of the past two days are the start of a deeper correction or just a temporary blip in the USA market's nine-year bull run. The market's pullback comes amid concerns about rising bond yields and higher inflation . Benchmark 10-year note yields had surged to 2.885 percent, the highest since January 2014 but fell back to 2.707 percent on Monday as the stock selloff hastened.
  • North Korean leader King Jong Un to send sister to Winter Olympics

    North Korean leader King Jong Un to send sister to Winter Olympics

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    Pyeongchang's opening ceremonies will be attended by North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam , as well as Kim Yo Jong , the influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un , according to NPR's Elise Hu, who is reporting from Tokyo. air base outside Tokyo on Thursday before heading on to South Korea. Abe added that the allies would urge other countries not to be "captivated by the charm offensive of North Korea".
  • Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

    Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

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    Last month's leak provoked a political storm, with one minister accusing civil servants of trying to undermine the government's negotiating position. Following a vote in the Commons, the research has been released to MPs highlighting the potential effect of Brexit on nine parts of England, as well as on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland .
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets Congress in his Parliament speech

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets Congress in his Parliament speech

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    She said the "arrogance and dishonesty" tells everyone that the Modi government "lives by its own propaganda and lies". "It was Vajpayee who set up a separate department for the development of Northeast India and that is the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry", Modi added.
  • Senate leaders reach 2-year budget deal following months of talks

    Senate leaders reach 2-year budget deal following months of talks

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    Last month's shutdown came after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on contentious Budget and immigration issues. President Trump has demanded funding for the border wall be included in any legislation to address a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires March 5.
  • Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA

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    The House is scheduled to vote late on Tuesday on Republicans' proposed stopgap spending bill to keep the government open until 23 March and provide full-year funding for the Defence department. The White House announced its support despite huge increases for domestic programs sought by President Trump's Democratic rivals. The deal would also provide $4 billion for investing in veterans facilities, $20 billion for infrastructure investments and around $90 billion for communities affected ...
  • Massive 6.4 quake hits Taiwan causing hotel to collapse

    Massive 6.4 quake hits Taiwan causing hotel to collapse

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    Rescues at the apartment block were at one stage temporarily suspended for safety reasons, but emergency responders and soldiers continued to work into the night on Wednesday. One person was killed there and two were missing, officials said. It is known for regular volcanic and seismic activity. The mountainous east coast of Taiwan is less populated than its flatter western side.
  • Snowboarder Fuller hoping to fly high at Winter Olympics

    Snowboarder Fuller hoping to fly high at Winter Olympics

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    North Korea denies it played a role in the attack. Considered to be the key player in Kim Jong Un's secretive regime, her bloodline gives her an unmatched status among North Korean elites. South Korea took physical control of the islands after Japan's defeat in World War II and has stationed personnel there since 1954. Seoul has said the delegation is due to arrive on Friday.
  • Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect at Six Tuesday Night

    Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect at Six Tuesday Night

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    A storm that began as snow has transitioned to freezing rain and rain across the state. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for the entire Tri-State starting at 7 p.m. The icy conditions will amplify the effect on the roadways and drivers, creating unsafe conditions to be out and about. Meteorologist Mike Rawlins warns that travel could become almost impossible at times on some highways across central Montana on Thursday into Friday .
  • N. Korea still a threat: Pence

    N. Korea still a threat: Pence

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    Kim Yo Jong was promoted by her brother last year to a new post in the regime's ruling party that analysts said showed she is more than a mere figurehead. North Korea said the delegation will also include Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs.
  • North Korea not interested in meeting US VP Pence

    North Korea not interested in meeting US VP Pence

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    Kim Yo Jong's inclusion in the North Korean delegation is likely to irritate the United States, which has sent its own delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence to counter North Korea's charm offensive. And that will have consequences, he says . "And we don't feel the need". "And now the USA and South Korea are not working together", Straub says. Even as the two Koreas make shows of unity, the US vice president is sharpening his rhetoric against the North.
  • US Calls On Maldives To Restore Rights Of People And Institutions

    US Calls On Maldives To Restore Rights Of People And Institutions

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    Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed were arrested shortly after the state of emergency was declared on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. "We have been in touch with various stakeholders in Male ". The President's office said the court order to release prisoners was overstepping the mark and was an "infringement of national security and public interest".
  • Senate Report Raises Questions About Obama's Clinton Investigation Involvement — FBI Texts

    Senate Report Raises Questions About Obama's Clinton Investigation Involvement — FBI Texts

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    In a message on Election Day that was released on Wednesday, Page wrote: "OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING ". Strzok replied, 'Omg, I am so depressed '. The newly uncovered texts reveal a bit more about the timing of the discovery of "hundreds of thousands" of emails on former New York Cong. That letter set off a political firestorm just 11 days before the presidential election and hurt Clinton at the polls - so much so that it may have swung the election in favor of Trump .
  • United Nations concerned over mounting civilian deaths in Syria

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    Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 78 civilians on Tuesday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. It reported that a total of 401 people, including 103 children and 69 women, had now died since the government stepped up its assault on 29 December.
  • Eagles' fans next riot, er, parade, is scheduled for Thursday

    Eagles' fans next riot, er, parade, is scheduled for Thursday

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    The past two Super Bowls, which averaged overnight ratings of 48.8 (in 2017) and 49 (in 2016), were each steady with over 111 million viewers. That makes it the most live-streamed Super Bowl ever . Foles' Super Bowl MVP nod marks the first Super Bowl MVP for an Arizona Wildcat, and also joins elite company among former Wildcats who have won a Super Bowl.
  • Snow to blanket area

    Snow to blanket area

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    Drivers should prepare for slippery roads and reduced visibility that may make travel conditions hard during the morning commute. Some mixed precipitation along with small amounts of ice accumulation is predicted along the immediate coast. A complex weather pattern continues for the rest of the week and the next weather maker arrives Wednesday night through Friday night. Be prepared for reduced [visibility] at times.
  • Mission SpaceX: All about the triumphant launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy

    Mission SpaceX: All about the triumphant launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy

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    It will enable the launch of heavier payloads, encourage the private sector to participate in space-related missions, and also, as seen across social media, get planetary scientists discussing its impact . Elon Musk , SpaceX's founder, has said the ultimate goal is to make humans an interplanetary species, by creating a colony on Mars . It flew unmanned in its first launch.
  • House GOP gives Trump leeway over whether to block Schiff memo

    House GOP gives Trump leeway over whether to block Schiff memo

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    President Donald Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein within the last hour over the Democratic intelligence memo , White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. That contrasts oddly with how Schiff characterized the release of the Nunes memo , which went through the same process. "Oh, but did we catch them in the act or what?" he asked his audience.
  • Turkey continues killing children and women - says last Armenian living in Afrin

    Turkey continues killing children and women - says last Armenian living in Afrin

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    Visiting the Syrian border yesterday, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said the operation is being conducted with great and ultimate attention to not harm any civilians. In December, Israeli fighter jets bombed areas near Damascus including a scientific research center and warehouses where weapons and ammunition of the regime and its allies were stocked, a monitor said.
  • Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown

    Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown

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    Aside from the two-year deal that would have to be approved by the full Senate and House, lawmakers were also trying to reach agreement by Thursday to avoid a shutdown and fund the government until March 23. Augustine's admonition that "any government not formed to promote justice is just a bunch of thieves". "Nobody wants another except him". The budget deal busts through the spending caps that Congress enacted in 2011 (when Obama was president, and, therefore, Republicans cared about ...
  • Kohli hits 34th ODI Hundred, makes it 3-0 for India

    Kohli hits 34th ODI Hundred, makes it 3-0 for India

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    Precariously placed at 236/6, India could hardly dream of a total past 300, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar repeated his feats of the Test series and gave Kohli the license to hammer the South Africans at will. It was left to Duminy to fight a lone battle with his first half-century in 20 ODIs. Shikhar Dhawan added 76 runs with his willow. Five overs later Ajinkya Rahane was beaten in flight as he stepped out and holed out to long-off.
  • Anger as European Union unveils punishment plan

    Anger as European Union unveils punishment plan

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    With less than 300 days to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged the United Kingdom government to take "decisive steps" to agree the format and parameters of Britain's future trading relationships with its European neighbours.
  • Dow turns 567-point loss into 567-point gain as stocks rally

    Dow turns 567-point loss into 567-point gain as stocks rally

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.6 percent on Monday, and it's down 8.5 percent since its high point on January 26. After numerous turns higher and lower, it wound up with a gain, coincidentally, of 567. "I'm afraid panic was only eased temporarily", said Zhu Zhenxin, chief analyst at Beijing's Rushi Advanced Institute of Finance. Global financial markets were a lot calmer Wednesday.
  • Wesley confirms two children died because of flu

    Wesley confirms two children died because of flu

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    The first child death from influenza in MI has been confirmed. There are signs Pennsylvania's 2017-2018 flu season, which began in October, may be nearing a peak, as the number of new reported cases declined for the third consecutive week.
  • Syrian Kurdish YPG: Turkish army hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin

    Syrian Kurdish YPG: Turkish army hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin

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    This is not the first report of Israeli strikes on a research facility in Jamraya. In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, Netanyahu reportedly sought to assure Israel's freedom of action as it attempts to thwart the transfer of weapons to Lebanon-based Hezbollah through Syrian territory.