by | February 21, 2018 | 21:49

USA officials say North Korea walked away from meeting with Mike Pence at the Winter Games. The VP was scheduled to rendezvous with Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , which was brokered through the Central Intelligence Agency, but the diplomatic meetup was scratched after Pence announced the "toughest, most aggressive" sanctions against the regime yet.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:17

Meanwhile, global media report on the plight of the Venezuelan people who are struggling with hyperinflation and shortage of food, medicines and pretty much everything else, of babies dying of malnutrition and lack of medicines. Last week the Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Superintendent Carlos Vargas said they were hoping to attract investors from Qatar, Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and the USA.

by | February 21, 2018 | 21:01

He would have risen to a career-best No. 11 with a victory. Kevin Anderson ended his long wait for a title by coming from a set down to beat Sam Querrey in the inaugural New York Open final. "I have been runner-up quite a few times in my career", Anderson said. Anderson's reliable service game - he won 79 percent of his first serve points compared to Nishikoris 60 percent - was to prove decisive in the third set tie-break.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:50

The new building will house about 15,000 employees; 270 Park Ave. was initially built to hold about 3,500 workers. No architect has been selected yet, Joe Evangelisti, a bank spokesman, told The Post. JPMorgan's Manhattan employees will be temporarily moved to other locations during construction, including 237, 245 and 277 Park Ave. and 390 Madison Ave., where JPMorgan has leased office space, said the person with knowledge of the plans.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:43

Met Éireann says it will be dry settled but cold for the remainder of the weekend but a return to winter is its forecast. The cold easterly wind will persist bringing a significant wind chill which will make it feel several degrees colder than thermometers indicate.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:28

So it was no surprise that several former USA presidents issued statements offering their condolences following the news of Graham's death at the age of 99. In 1973, Graham addressed more than one million people crowded into Yoido Plaza in Seoul, South Korea - the largest live audience of his Crusades .

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:24

The South African VAT has not been changed since 1993. "Moreover, significant shortfalls from this tax in 2017/2018 suggest that further increases might not yield the revenue required to stabilise the public finances". As Gigaba read his budget speech, the rand extended gains to 0.81 percent against the dollar, government bonds firmed and retail shares on the stock exchange fell.

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:09

The stated objective of this day is to celebrate and protect mother languages all over the world. Secretary of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages of Sri Lanka WMPG Wickramasinghe presented the keynote paper on the theme of the day- "Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development".

by | February 21, 2018 | 20:03

Numerous girls were said to have been rescued from the bushes by villagers. Nigerian security forces have begun a search and rescue mission, two people said. Parents of the missing students have asked that the Federal Government acts fast and locate their wards before it's too late. "I forced her to go back to school against her wish, unknown to me that this calamity is awaiting her here".

by | February 21, 2018 | 19:57

Kashif, who was later arrested, is said to be a lawyer but the police are investigating the claim. One of them resorted to firing and killed two others. In the first week of February an under-trial prisoner facing murder charges and a policeman were shot dead by the complainant of the case in the session court.

by | February 21, 2018 | 19:31

A US F-16 fighter jet experienced engine problems over Japan and jettisoned its external fuel tanks before returning to base. A city official said Jobe apologized for causing anxiety among the public and pledged to recheck aircraft maintenance and reeducate pilots.

by | February 21, 2018 | 18:22

Lizzie Yarnold has revealed she considered pulling out of Pyeongchang due to illness - before going on to be the first Briton ever to defend a Winter Olympics title. I am struggling to breathe enough as it is cold and dusty. The 29-year-old had admitted she wasn't at her physical peak heading into the final, saying: 'I have got a throat or sinus infection.

by | February 21, 2018 | 17:40

Sharif was disqualified by the same court a year ago for his role in the Panama Papers case. He said the parliament normally does not debate SC decisions, but in this case nearly all political parties had petitioned against the Elections Act 2017; hence, it is likely the judgement will be discussed in parliament now.

by | February 21, 2018 | 17:32

But, just before the planned meeting, the North Koreans pulled out, according to the Washington Post . "We will not apologize for American values , for calling attention to human rights abuses, or for mourning a young American's unjust death", Heather Nauert , State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:51

The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself previous year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost a special election to fulfill the remainder of her husband's term. Meanwhile, a new poll published Tuesday by Quinnipiac University found that Democrats are winning on a generic ballot by 15 points when voters are asked who should control Congress.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:46

The 19-year-old suspect in the high school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida , had used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle that was purchased legally, USA Today has reported . Separately, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said that he would reintroduce an expanded background-check bill that he and Democratic Joe Manchin attempted to usher through the Senate in 2013, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:20

While the letter stopped short of telling May to drop her transition plan altogether, what it called for is quite different from the "no change" period that May and her ministers have told businesses they can expect next year. More than 60 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have signed a letter demanding that she deliver a Brexit that ensures "full regulatory autonomy" for Britain after it leaves in March 2019, the BBC reported.

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:12

Adding to this Rahul also stated, "The Congress is eternally committed to pmthe protection of Meghalaya's ethnic and cultural rights". "You have one of the most hardworking CMs in the country and everyone can see tremendous development here".

by | February 21, 2018 | 16:05

Wednesday, with Hollie dead. Billa and a group of other officers in the SWAT team were trying to establish a perimeter around a home in the Toulminville neighborhood associated with Hollie, the victim's ex-husband when the incident happened, New York Daily News reported.

by | February 21, 2018 | 15:52

Already built into the agreement are 22 suspensions of the original TPPA, reflecting the fact that US President Donald Trump's first action on taking office previous year was to withdraw the world's largest economy from the deal in favour of bilateral trade deals.