by | February 11, 2018 | 12:29

Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power a year ago on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:05

For almost a month, Turkey has been engaged in a massive military operation in northwestern Syria with an alleged aim of neutralizing a threat by Kurds from the city of Afrin and surrounding areas in the Syrian province of Aleppo. "You [the U.S.] will not support terror, you will not give weapons to the terrorists, you will not train the terrorists". Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:55

The US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria , in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus . NPR's Tom Bowman has just spent three days with some of the USA troops in Syria and saw how close the ISIS battle is fraying at the edges, and he joins us now from Kuwait.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:52

It will be cloudy with a chance of showers and lows in the lower 60s. Scattered snow showers of up to 3cm of accumulations are expected by Met Eireann; the west and north are expected to be worst hit. Highs will be close to the middle 50s. Mild. Highs in the low and mid 60s. Another weather disturbance brings the chance for rain on Saturday , and a rain to wintry mix on Sunday .

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:09

Welcoming Pence to the presidential Blue House, Moon took the opportunity to highlight the visit of the North Korean officials to the games, calling them " Olympic Games of peace". Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:00

There are talks in the saffron corridor that Prime Minister Narendra Modi too on Independence Day could give an indication of an early poll from the ramparts of the Red Fort. "It is shameful and sad for democracy if under the new Congress president Rahul Gandhi, such precedents are set in parliament where his MPs can shout slogan while the Hon'ble PM is his delivering his Vote of Thanks for the Hon'ble President", Mr Shah said.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:47

Islamist insurgents have been targeting security forces since 2013 when the army led by Sisi, then the army chief, ousted President Mohamed Mursi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, following mass protests against his rule. Reuters said that Egypt's military has struggled to put down the Islamic State insurgency in Sinai since the group set up a branch there in 2014.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:28

Temperatures will be jumping up Sunday morning and hovering around the freezing mark before the freezing rain transitions back into snow on Sunday evening. The weather agency says travel conditions may be hazardous. Environment Canada is warning that surfaces such as highways and roads may become icy and slippery.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:07

Yet the House bill passed Tuesday evening is effectively doomed in the Senate , where Democrats are demanding that Congress raise caps on discretionary spending along with defense spending . "The main thing is we are finally getting what we call the 'fit up bill , ' which is getting the military a budget , number one, but getting the budget they need to actually fulfill their national defense strategy that [Defense] Secretary [James] Mattis just recently gave out", Ryan ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:55

However, he said she persisted, bringing her own gun and telling him she wanted to be "executed from behind". The Broomfield resident was reported missing by her family on December 28 and found dead in a wooded area in unincorporated Adams County the following day.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:45

The president cited national security concerns in his decision and requested that sensitive information be redacted before the document is released, sending congressional Democrats into a fury over what some saw as an attempt to avoid transparency in the White House.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:30

She will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a luncheon, Moon's spokesman said Thursday. South Korea's then president Kim Dae-jung, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his Sunshine policy of engagement with the North, visited Pyongyang for an unprecedented inter-Korean summit with late leader Kim Jong Il.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:16

Before the two leader's meeting a senior Palestinian official said that Mehmoud Abbas will ask PM Modi to support muli-county sponsorship that would enable to replace the United States as sole mediator in future negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:17

While Trump effectively withheld the Democratic response to a controversial GOP memo , Beyer pointed out that the president brushed aside objections by the Justice Department and FBI that it would release sensitive information on federal surveillance procedures.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:06

The memo , written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , raises concerns about the FBI's attempts to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ) warrant, which it says "represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process".

by | February 11, 2018 | 07:35

Rob Porter , the White House staff secretary who resigned this week after two ex-wives alleged that he physically abused them, was still operating on an interim security clearance when he stepped down. "Everyone loved him. People commented all the time how lucky I was". The president's praise for Porter's job performance drew a rebuke from former Vice President Joe Biden.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:43

Pyongyang on Wednesday told Seoul it planned to send Choe, along with Kim Yo Jong and Ri Son Gwon, as part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony . The Pences did not stand for the unified Korean team's entrance. During his visit to South Korea, where he led the American Olympic delegation, Pence has criticized North Korea's Olympic cooperation as a propaganda campaign to improve its image and weaken worldwide support for sanctions.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:24

Justice Department . Rep. Pete King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and a leading proponent of releasing the Nunes memo , would not say if he was prepared to override the President should he block the Schiff memo. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attempted to bring up a "privileged resolution" criticizing the Nunes memo release, but it was ruled out of order in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:20

The result: the government endured a short-term shutdown in the wee hours of the morning, though most would never feel its effects. Sen. Rand Paul did not share the urgency. He called that decision plus opposition by many Republicans "inhumane and indecent". "I think we will", he said in a radio interview. Trump said in September he would end by March 5 former Democratic President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that protects the Dreamers from ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:27

Kiprotich has taken over the record time of the Lagos marathon from Kiptum, whose previous record was 2:15.20, set past year. Kenya has claimed a clean sweep of the 2018 Lagos state marathon. Beyond the fact that we are able to show the aesthetics and the improvement we have done in the last two and a half years, Lagos is getting better and then Lagos is getting more enjoyable.