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Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics The two Koreas have worked together to send a joint team to major worldwide sports events only twice before - both in 1991, for the world table tennis championships in Japan and for soccer's World Youth Championship in Portugal. But the athletic aspect of these games has been overshadowed in the buildup to the opening ceremony by a frenzied, increasingly momentous fire-hose spray of political deve... [Full Article...]

Moon holds near 3-hour meeting with N. Korean delegates

Moon holds near 3-hour meeting with N. Korean delegates The rare meeting began shortly after 11 a.m. and ended at 1:46 p.m., an official from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said . A White House official said Pence did not interact with Kim Yo Jong or Kim Yong Nam who were seated a row behind the USA vice president during the opening ceremony. [Full Article...]

Trump Will Not Immediately Release Democratic Memo, Suggests Revisions

Trump Will Not Immediately Release Democratic Memo, Suggests Revisions President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to explain why he chose not to declassify the Democrats' response to the controversial Nunes memo . It was published in full a week ago over the objections of the Justice Department. "That's the inference, but likely the four judges needed a whole lot of detail, and this memo kind of pairs it all down, and that's why critics say it's pa... [Full Article...]

'Horrific murder spree' in Kentucky leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings

'Horrific murder spree' in Kentucky leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings Price and responding deputies found two victims dead in the kitchen. Upon arrival at the residence in McKenzie Branch, Sheriff Price met with Deputies Fairchild and Mullins. Sheriff Price led a search of the apartment complex. A 911 call about the auto led deputies to an apartment complex, where they found two women dead inside one of the units. [Full Article...]

PM Modi arrives in Oman on ME last leg tour

PM Modi arrives in Oman on ME last leg tour Prime Minister also formally laid foundation of first Hindu temple in UAE through teleconferencing. Al-Quds said Israeli authorities embarked on the construction of a bypass road linking the illegal settlements of Ramat Shlomo and Atarot in occupied Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; USA envoy under fire

Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; USA envoy under fire Speaking to Israel Hayom's Boaz Bismuth, Trump explained that he was under pressure not to make the announcement but made a decision to follow through with his campaign promise. "I think that both sides will have to make significant compromises in order for achieving a peace deal to be possible", Trump added, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Palestinians to ask Putin to step into peace process

Palestinians to ask Putin to step into peace process German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his grave concern Wednesday for Israel's future, telling an academic conference that the government's ambivalence toward a Palestinian state showed a lack of direction and suggesting that President Donald Trump's unflinching support wasn't necessarily in Israel's best interest. [Full Article...]

Iranian-Canadian environmentalist's death in prison raises questions

Iranian-Canadian environmentalist's death in prison raises questions Seyed Emami's son Ramin said in social media posts that prison authorities had informed the family Friday that he had taken his own life. Kavous Seyed Emami's death was announced Saturday on the of his son, singer Ramin Seyed Emami. "The information published about him is not believable, and we expect officials to respond and to provide the public with information concerning his death", the asso... [Full Article...]

Teacher fired for posting pictures of her wedding online

Teacher fired for posting pictures of her wedding online Principal Carlota Morales called Morffi's dismissal a "difficult" yet "necessary" decision in a letter sent home to parents of Sts. A beloved Miami Catholic school teacher who recently married her partner, was sacked mere days later, angering parents. [Full Article...]

Dhanush's Hollywood Debut 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' Teaser is out

Dhanush's Hollywood Debut 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' Teaser is out The video tries to tell the story of the movie in bits and pieces and it has been shot in India, Italy, France, and England among others. Director Ken is thrilled to be collaborating with Dhanush, whom he considers highly talented and great to work with. [Full Article...]

Lightning strike injures man in shower during Queensland storm

Lightning strike injures man in shower during Queensland storm More than 265,000 lightening strikes and strong winds were recorded across the region, the strongest winds were recorded at Moreton Bay, getting up to 111km/h, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Mr Coomber warned residents to be careful and stay safe, with more than 350 powerlines down across the south-east corner. Lightning strikes over the Gold Coast on Sunday night. [Full Article...]

WEEI suspends Christian Fauria after fake Asian Accent in Don Yee impersonation

WEEI suspends Christian Fauria after fake Asian Accent in Don Yee impersonation More recently, Fauria has worked as a college football analyst for CBS, color commentator for Patriots preseason games locally on WBZ-TV, and host of a pre- and postgame show during the NFL regular season". "We regret Christian's commentary and we apologize to Mr. Yee and those offended by the segment". Managers for the sports radio network WWEE, which broadcasts Fauria's show "Ordway, Merloni &... [Full Article...]

Four Elephants Killed After Speeding Train Hits Them In Assam

Four Elephants Killed After Speeding Train Hits Them In Assam Four elephants died on the spot while one injured pachyderm is battling for life. A North East Frontier Railway spokesman said the trains maintain a speed limit of 20 km per hour in the elephant corridors. Though, state forest department has developed a mechanism to monitor the movement of elephant herds besides setting up an anti-depredation squads to protect the elephants from such disaster, i... [Full Article...]

Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week

Turkey said it launched the operation to target "terrorist organizations", including YPG forces. State-run Anadolu Agency reported , the chopper had crashed in the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay however Yıldırım said the incident took place in Syria's northern Afrin province in their initial statements . [Full Article...]

Koreans played much more than a hockey game

Koreans played much more than a hockey game All broke out in broad smiles. In the second row were seated North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-Nam, and Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. If an informal meeting did occur, he said, he would convey the message that "North Korea must end this long era of deception, provocation, of developing nuclear weapons, threatening the region and the wider world". [Full Article...]

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea It led to the revival of a communication hotline that had gone unused for two years as officials negotiated the North's participation. North Korea has sent hundreds of people to the Olympics in the South, including officials, athletes, artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group. [Full Article...]

US Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown

US Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown Democrats have long pursued a strategy to link the federal funding debate to a solution for hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. It also extends the USA government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on debt and deficits until after mid-term congressional elections in November. [Full Article...]

Special Olympics supporters fearless in taking Aurora's Polar Plunge

Special Olympics supporters fearless in taking Aurora's Polar Plunge Each team was encouraged to raise money as part of the event, and those who raised more than $50 became eligible to take the plunge into the aboveground pool outside the Raymond A. Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m. Jamie Schnee is the Treasurer of the Special Olympics in Manhattan. [Full Article...]

South Korean PM to host lunch for high-level DPRK delegation

South Korean PM to host lunch for high-level DPRK delegation Neither did Pence shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did so. Showing a flair for the dramatic, Kim Yo Jong carried a blue folder with a personal letter from her brother, carefully placing it on a table where the delegation sat across from Moon and his aides. [Full Article...]

Sword-wielding man shot after attacking church-goers in Yogyakarta

Sword-wielding man shot after attacking church-goers in Yogyakarta Among them was a German-born priest who had been leading the service and who had lived in Indonesia for decades, according to a fellow priest, Dwi Harsanto. The city, located about 500km south-east of Jakarta , is regarded as the cultural heart of Java, Indonesia's main island. The incident was the latest attack against a minority group in Muslim-majority Indonesia, which is home to significant... [Full Article...]


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