by | February 08, 2018 | 16:03

Pence says an estimated 100,000 North Korean citizens labor in modern-day gulags, and that those who dare raise their voices in dissent are imprisoned, tortured and even murdered. Sitting in the same stadium as VIP guests will be Kim Yo Jong, 28-year-old sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state.

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:59

On Tuesday, a report by Hadashot TV said police are set to recommend pressing bribery charges against Netanyahu next week. "I want to reassure you", he said, "there won't be anything, because I know the truth". Channel 2 said police chose to make no recommendation and leave a decision on those charges up to the prosecutor's office. Police chief Alsheikh gave a rare interview on the case on Wednesday, rebuffing Netanyahu's claim that most police recommendations are eventually ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:29

Imports surged 36.9%, the General Administration of Customs said, the fastest pace since last February and smashing analysts' forecast of 9.8% growth. China reported a $9.9 billion trade surplus with the European Union but that was down 29.8 percent from a year earlier. The moves have rekindled concerns of a trade war.

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:11

With the Trump administration taking steps to undercut these marketplaces and congressional Republicans having spent much of previous year trying unsuccessfully to dismantle large parts of the ACA, leaders of state insurance exchanges and other health-policy experts said that enrollment was surprisingly resilient.

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:14

The punishment for a conviction is life in prison. Earlier, police tear-gassed BNP activists to break up protests on Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka as they clashed with the lawkeepers after their leader entered the court premises. She has repeatedly said the charges against her are aimed at excluding her and her family from politics. The Human Rights Watch has called on Bangladesh to stop arbitrary arrests and detentions of opposition BNP activists.

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:13

Mattis also said the Pentagon was developing plans for a military parade in Washington and will offer the White House options. "I regret that without sustained, predictable appropriations, my presence here today wastes your time, because no strategy can survive without the funding necessary to resource it".

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:04

The UN Security Council is to hold a closed-door meeting Thursday to discuss an appeal for a month-long humanitarian ceasefire in Syria , diplomats said . Moumtzis said. "The people of Syria are suffering; the rest of the world is watching". "These reports are extremely troubling and make a mockery of the so-called " de-escalation zones " meant to protect civilians from such bombardment", commission's chair Paulo Pinheiro said.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:38

Earlier, slogan-shouting members of the Congress and Left were in the Well protesting with placards nearly throughout the speech of the Prime Minister . Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha. "India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru", he said. Alluding to Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyyar's infamous comments comparing presidential elections within Congress to Mughals' aristocratic rule, Modi said, "Will Congress teach us democracy?" The action against Congress MP K.V.P.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:39

But here it gets really bad: On Wednesday, it was announced that brutal dictator Kim Jong-un's sister , Kim Yo-jung, and Choe Hwi, another apparatchik of Kim's regime, will also attend the Olympics . Pence is scheduled to arrive in South Korea from Japan on Thursday. For Friday's opening ceremony, Pence is bringing as his guest the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died in June a year ago after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:57

The officer was taken to Medical City Plano. Suspect remains barricaded at apartment complex near E. Renner and North Star Roads. One bystander was shot, but was not sent to the hospital. An El Paso County (Colo.) Sheriff's deputy marking his 11-year anniversary with the force was killed Monday in a shooting that also left three law enforcement officers wounded.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:42

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has been the top in India by securing 29th position in the ranking. Two newcomers from the country are the Indian School of Mines at the 141st position and the Banaras Hindu University at a joint 194th.

by | February 08, 2018 | 08:43

The second case, meanwhile, "involves allegations that Netanyahu negotiated with the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Arnon Mozes, over possible changes in government policy that would benefit Yedioth in exchange for favourable coverage of the prime minister".

by | February 08, 2018 | 08:42

The paper published the note today, just a few days before the anniversary of Benedict's stunning resignation announcement on February 11, 2013. In a letter to the Italian daily Corriere della Serra , responding to an inquiry about his health, the former Pontiff said that "in the slow decline of physical strengths, inwardly I am on a pilgrimage home".

by | February 08, 2018 | 08:29

In his New Year's speech, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un vowed to keep on developing missiles and nuclear weapons, but also sought peace talks with South Korea. He believes that the US" new "low-yield' tactical atomic weapons could become a response to Pyongyang's nuclear program. The White House confirmed that Cha was no longer under consideration.

by | February 08, 2018 | 08:14

From Japan, Pence is traveling to South Korea, where he will hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and lead a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. "But we'll see what happens". Speculation is rife about whether he will meet with members of North Korea's official delegation on the sidelines of the games.

by | February 08, 2018 | 07:52

The New Orleans Pelicans are the least valuable franchise in the National Basketball Association, according to Forbes Magazine's annual valuations , coming in at approximately $1 billion. Ticket prices have increased by 25 percent since the Warriors won their second title in three seasons last June. New arenas in Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have also pushed up franchise values.

by | February 08, 2018 | 07:02

A Turkish military offensive to drive Syrian Kurdish militia out of the Syrian enclave of Afrin has deepened tensions between the two countries. "There is a misperception that the de-escalation areas have resulted in peace and stability".

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:52

Smith is the fourth defensive back member of the Crimson Tide's 2018 class, joining top-rated junior college corner Saivion Smith , four-star instate product Jalyn Armour-Davis of Mobile and four-star Josh Jobe of CT. Alabama, Clemson , Florida, Florida State, LSU and Ohio State all made the cut for Surtain. A plethora of recruits chose to announce their college decisions in late 2017, but a few held out to think about their decision for a bit longer.

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:53

United States Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement that the strikes targeted Taliban training bases and stolen Afghan National Army vehicles which were being converted into auto bombs. The army's engineering teams also found and destroyed 30 landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) across the country since early Monday. A leading USA military commander says the latest airstrikes are "just one part of the effort in Afghanistan, but it's a very intimidating one" against the Taliban.

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:51

Biden also told CNN's Chris Cuomo that if he were one of Trump's attorneys, he'd advise the president not to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller . "It seems irresponsible", Biden said. Biden, 75, who is said to be considering a 2020 presidential campaign, also took issue with Trump's attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department (DOJ).

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:46

The passengers aboard the Mangyongbong 92 make up only a part of the North's delegation to the Games. It wasn't immediately clear whether Kim Yo Jong will meet with Moon, a liberal who has expressed a desire to reach out to the North. "But with Kim Yo Jong, you are getting a person who's chiefly involved in designing Kim Jong Un's rule, a person whom the leader actually listens to".

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:16

The cloture vote on that is expected to be Thursday, at which point they'll strip the House language, and replace it with the Senate language. The House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday night, but it has little chance of passing the Senate as written.

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:08

Citing U.S. military sources, he reports that the coalition had been observing a slow buildup of pro-regime forces over the past week and alerted Russian officials of their presence in Kusham, Syria, via the "de-confliction" phone line "well in advance of the attack".

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:08

Russian and Syrian government forces have killed at least 136 civilians over the past 48 hours in Eastern Ghouta , a suburb of the capital Damascus, according to residents and monitoring groups. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement yesterday that 999 YPG terrorists have been killed in the operation so far. Syria has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.

by | February 08, 2018 | 06:04

Israel has said the wall is entirely within its territory. The three leaders met to study the recent "Israeli threats, and saw in them ... a direct threat to the stability" of the border region, the president's office said in a statement.