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Unveiling of Jaya portrait irks Oppn Unveiling of Jaya portrait irks Oppn
- February 12, 2018

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Monday unveiled the portrait of late former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the Assembly while major opposition parties boycotted the function saying such an honour should not be given to a convicted person. (more...)
Brown scores 21, OR stifles Washington 65-40 Brown scores 21, OR stifles Washington 65-40
- February 12, 2018

Payton Pritchard also had 12 points for the Ducks (15-8, 5-5 Pac-12), who rebounded from a 35-point road loss at Stanford. "They've shown the ability to bounce back and that shows that we are maturing". Washington (7-17, 1-12) lost its fifth straight and simply didn't have the size to counter OR in the paint. The Huskies were just 21 for 67 (9 for 17 in the fourth) and 9 for 29 from 3. (more...)
Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify
- February 12, 2018

In a strongly worded statement the ANC in the Sarah Baartman Region says the sooner Jacob Zuma steps down from the Presidency the better, labelling his efforts to hold on to the position as "unprincipled conduct". The party lost control of key municipalities in 2016 elections. Once Zuma is out, the book is likely to be thrown at him over the many charges of corruption levelled at him. (more...)
Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony
- February 12, 2018

The performance is the first by North Koreans in the South since 2000, when another orchestra crossed the border for a joint concert to mark Korea's Liberation Day on August 15. Kim Jong Un and President Trump impersonators were booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony . In December, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offered to start talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, but the State Department later said there would first have to be a "period of calm" in which ... (more...)
South Korean protesters burn flags and photos of Kim Jong
- February 12, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence, who has left South Korea for Washington, said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. North Korea has a track record of reaching out in talks following previous crises on the divided peninsula only to pull out after wresting concessions and aid from the West and analysts cautioned the rapprochement with the South may be short-lived. (more...)
SpaceX's SpaceX's "Starman" actually has a objective behind the wheel of that Tesla
- February 12, 2018

Because, as he tweeted , "We're doing OK for a bunch of monkeys". Falcon Heavy is big, he said, but SpaceX needs a rocket "way bigger than that". Elon Musk: never unstated. "Mr. Browning explained a lot about (SpaceX), that they're hiring and that nearly anyone of any age who has experience in C++ or any kind of code could help them out". (more...)
Devin Nunes wants 'ridiculous' Democratic memo released Devin Nunes wants 'ridiculous' Democratic memo released
- February 12, 2018

Tom Rooney told CBS. While Republicans remain coy about the specifics of the wall, Republican Mike Conaway appeared to imply that the idea for a wall originated from Devin Nunes himself, the Republican Chairman of the Committee and the author of the memo that has been sending shockwaves in Washington. (more...)
Trump questions whether Israel, Palestinians ready to make peace Trump questions whether Israel, Palestinians ready to make peace
- February 12, 2018

And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace. "We reject completely and totally the Trump's statements about Jerusalem and the Trump's attempt to eliminate Jerusalem and the refugees from the negotiation table, and the Trump's attempts to cut down the aid to the United Nations organisation that deals with the Palestinian refugees". (more...)
North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front
- February 12, 2018

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. The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programs a year ago and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. (more...)
Tillerson in Egypt for start of Middle East tour Tillerson in Egypt for start of Middle East tour
- February 12, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Cairo on Sunday to kick off his Middle East tour that will include Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Kuwait to discuss the Syrian crisis and Middle East peace. The Secretary and his counterparts will discuss how the 74-member Global Coalition can ensure an enduring defeat for ISIS in Iraq and Syria , while sharpening the Coalition's focus on denying ISIS's global ambitions. (more...)
Trump budget seeks billions for opioid abuse Trump budget seeks billions for opioid abuse
- February 12, 2018

How big would it be? . Only $200 billion of that, however, would come from direct federal spending, according to White House aides. Local government officials will be able to apply for federal infrastructure grants and matching funds so long as they can provide a large portion of the funding themselves. (more...)
London City Airport shut after World War II bomb found in Thames London City Airport shut after World War II bomb found in Thames
- February 12, 2018

London City Airport has been closed and all flights cancelled after an unexploded Second World War bomb was uncovered nearby in the River Thames . Meanwhile, there is no service between Pontoon Dock and Woolwich Arsenal on police request following the discovery of WW II artillery. "As a result, London City Airport is now closed ". (more...)
Terror bid on CRPF camp in Srinagar foiled, but trooper killed Terror bid on CRPF camp in Srinagar foiled, but trooper killed
- February 12, 2018

Security forces from CRPF Valley QAT and 23 Bn CRPF have cornered the terrorists who have been hiding in a house, which has been cordoned off by the CRPF, said the police official. Ten people, including six women and children, were also injured in the attack. Combing operations underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp. Police sources said there were an exchange for fire between the militants and security forces. (more...)
Syria regime's fresh strikes kill 6 civilians in Ghouta Syria regime's fresh strikes kill 6 civilians in Ghouta
- February 12, 2018

The UN humanitarian coordinator, Panos Moumtzis, has made this appeal but with no avail. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 56 people, including 10 children, were killed on Thursday. Yildirim said that it occurred in Syria's northern Afrin province. The YPG - trained, armed and supported by the U.S. to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - controls a swath of land in northern Syria. (more...)
Easy compromise with N. Korea may accelerate nuclear crisis Easy compromise with N. Korea may accelerate nuclear crisis
- February 12, 2018

Fireworks erupt as the Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea . The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul . (more...)
Cat 4 TC Gita unsafe for Tonga Cat 4 TC Gita unsafe for Tonga
- February 12, 2018

These incredibly risky seas could last 24 hours aroud the southern islands of Tonga. "This is around 220 and 230 km per hour winds". Powerful cyclones do tend to wobble at times from the forecast tracking. But it was too early to know if it would directly impact New Zealand's weather. The forecast track turns clockwise before it starts moving westward next week, taking it north of New Zealand and close enough to require monitoring. (more...)
Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open Abe and Moon show unity as Winter Games open
- February 12, 2018

Another focal point is whether Kim Yo Jong has any message for Moon from her brother. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S.is demanding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un place on the table the prospect of his country giving up its nuclear weapons as a precondition for supporting any substantive talks between the two Koreas. (more...)
As Washington seeks more sanctions, North Korea avoids meet at Olympics As Washington seeks more sanctions, North Korea avoids meet at Olympics
- February 12, 2018

Presumably there was nothing in it about scoring on a power play. That didn't stop the crowd from cheering their team loudly as the final horn sounded. "But we just focus on the game and focus on what we can control". "I'm telling the truth about the regime's treatment of my son". When it was over, they worked together to corral errant pucks and put all their gear away. (more...)
WH: Dem Memo Will Not Be Released Unless Certain Changes Are Made WH: Dem Memo Will Not Be Released Unless Certain Changes Are Made
- February 12, 2018

A week after authorizing the release of the notorious " Nunes memo ", the White House announced on Friday night that it was blocking the public release of a Democratic memo based on the same underlying intelligence as the GOP document. McGahn said Trump would reconsider the decision if certain changes were made to "mitigate the risks identified" by the Department of Justice. However, the White House yesterday confirmed that President Trump will not declassify the document in its ... (more...)
Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues
- February 12, 2018

The luncheon at the Blue House came after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear program. Moon urged Pyongyang to actively seek an "absolutely necessary" dialogue with Washington, he said. "The North is not interested in talks on denuclearisation". (more...)

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