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She said the same thing on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper. There has been a great deal of talk that Trump could be considering removing Chief of Staff John Kelly , who initially defended Porter, but no serious talk about removing her from office, another sign of her closeness to Trump.
  • Korea women's hockey team to make Olympic debut

    Korea women's hockey team to make Olympic debut

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    North Korean women's hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity. Military and civilian experts have, however, warned against such a gamble given that North Korea retains massive conventional firepower to level Seoul and kill millions, including around 28,000 U.S.
  • NBC apologies after analyst comment about Japan

    NBC apologies after analyst comment about Japan

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    Which sounds like high praise, but Korea and Japan's post-World War II history hasn't been almost that rosy. "Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation", said Ramo, who sits on the board of Starbucks and FedEx while working as co-CEO of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's consulting firm.
  • Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

    Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

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    He said some people's lives "are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?" he said . "There's no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America for domestic abuse ", Pence said in an interview with Lester Holt. The White House attempted to do some damage control on Thursday, acknowledging that the administration " could've done better ".
  • 'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

    'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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    It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders. "Kim Jong-un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons", said Cheon Seong-whun, a former presidential secretary for security strategy and now a visiting research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul .
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang , Seoul said yesterday. While President Trump and Vice President Pence proceed to use severe rhetoric when discussing relations with North Korea , the governments of the two Koreas are continuing to take diplomatic steps to ease tensions that have existed between them for decades.
  • Another Trump aide out after abuse allegations; speechwriter accused by ex-wife

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    The National Organization of Women is calling on the chief of staff to resign as pressure continues to build over when he knew about the allegations; Kevin Corke has the roundup for 'Special Report '. By early fall of 2017, it was widely known among Trump's top aides - including chief of staff John Kelly - that Porter was facing troubles in obtaining his security clearance and that his ex-wives claimed he had abused them.
  • North Korea Stages Show of Force with New Missiles during Parade

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    The North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong , who is in the south visiting the Winter Olympic Games, delivered the message during the rare lunch at Seoul's presidential palace. North and South Korea speak the same language based on the Hangeul alphabet, but differences have emerged since the 1950-53 conflict which left the two sides at a technical state of war.
  • UFC 221: Curtis Blaydes ready to be the 'bad guy'

    UFC 221: Curtis Blaydes ready to be the 'bad guy'

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    An uppercut lands for Blaydes inside the pocket and hunt is trying to choose his shots carefully and circles around. Curtis Blaydes , left, fights Daniel Omielanczuk at UFC 213 last July. He dropped elbows down and kept the pressure on. Some heavy ground-and-pound from Blaydes now as he postures up. Nothing doing though and so Blaydes ends the round on top.
  • Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

    Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

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    A White House official says U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were seated just feet apart during Friday's Olympic opening ceremony, but they did not interact. North Korea set up the Korean People's Army (KPA) on February 8, 1948, and celebrated the date as the founding anniversary until 1977. He also said the ceremonies were not the appropriate venue for serious talks.
  • Technology must be used as means to development, not destruction: PM Modi

    Technology must be used as means to development, not destruction: PM Modi

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    Modi, who arrived in Abu Dhabi from Jordan after visiting Palestine was received by Mohammed Bin Zayed, who was India's Chief Guest at 2017 Republic Day parade, as a special gesture setting aside the protocol. Heptulla, who was earlier with the Congress and is a former Union Minister, said she was personally involved with the issue for about 40 years. He said some people are radicalising the cyberspace with the use of technology .
  • Trump says Republican memo 'totally vindicates' him

    Trump says Republican memo 'totally vindicates' him

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    The memo acknowledges that Papadopoulos, not Page, "triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016". Trump has insisted there was no collusion by his campaign and has called the Mueller probe a " witch hunt " and a "hoax".
  • Republican leaders produce new congressional map

    Republican leaders produce new congressional map

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    The efforts of Fair Districts PA are only as successful as the collective action of the people on the local level - that is, you and I. We must contact our state legislators and let them know we expect them to do what they can to move House Bill 722 and Senate Bill 22 out of committee for hearings, beginning with co-sponsorship of the proposed bills.
  • Turkish military toll in Syria rises to 31

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    The Turkish military has not officially confirmed the reason for the crash, saying technical crews are investigating. The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, the military said.
  • White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign

    White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign

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    And they came amid rampant White House finger-pointing about who knew what, and when, about the severity of the spousal abuse allegations . In response to the resignation of two White House aides over domestic abuse claims , President Trump has spoke out about how people are being "destroyed by mere allegation".
  • Four Elephants Killed After Speeding Train Hits Them In Assam

    Four Elephants Killed After Speeding Train Hits Them In Assam

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    The accident took place around 9:30 pm near Habaipur railway station, almost 180 km east of the state capital. A North East Frontier Railway spokesman said the trains maintain a speed limit of 20 km per hour in the elephant corridors. The incident took place near the Hawaipur railway station in Nagaon district. "But the train collided with a few baby elephants surrounded by several adult elephants", the NF Railway CPRO said.
  • Trump says lives are being ruined 'by a mere allegation' of abuse

    Trump says lives are being ruined 'by a mere allegation' of abuse

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    Some are old and some are new", Trump said. "There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone", he wrote . "Does Trump ever believe what women say?" Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly Thursday as questions swirled about his defence of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse from two ex-wives.
  • Major Israeli air raids hit 'Iranian targets' in Syria

    Major Israeli air raids hit 'Iranian targets' in Syria

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    The response was the "most significant attack " of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar. Conricus said it was intercepted well inside Israel, north of the city of Beit Shean, near the Jordan border. Israeli soldiers inspect the remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that crashed near the northern Israeli Kibbutz of Harduf, on February 10, 2018.
  • Second White House official resigns over domestic abuse claims

    Second White House official resigns over domestic abuse claims

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    Also on Friday, the White House announced that former deputy staff secretary Derek Lyons has been promoted to acting staff secretary to replace Porter. And now, all of a sudden, they're saying these awful things about him, " Trump said. I've always found him to be just a very, very good person. "So I feel very badly".
  • Auburn tabbed a 2 seed in NCAA Top 16 bracket reveal

    Auburn tabbed a 2 seed in NCAA Top 16 bracket reveal

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    The Tigers were joined on the 2-line by Kansas (West), Duke (East) and Cincinnati (South). The NCAA Tournament doesn't begin for another month, but if the season ended today, Auburn (22-3, 10-2) would be the top 2 seed and playing in the Midwest region.
  • Turkey Resumes Afrin Operation In Northern Syria

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    In another statement, the Turkish military said a total of nine soldiers were killed and 11 wounded on Saturday in clashes with mainly Kurdish forces near Afrin . Turkey considers the YPG in Syria a terror organization and an extension of Kurdish insurgents fighting for autonomy for more than three decades in Turkey.
  • Donald Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

    Donald Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

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    And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace. Mr Trump repeated his view that the nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration with Iran was "catastrophic" and "terrible for so many sides, but especially for Israel" but would not say...
  • Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russia probe

    Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russia probe

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    The White House has asked the Justice Department to help revise the memo so it can be released, according to the Washington Post . The Republican memo portrays the Russian Federation investigation as a product of political bias at the FBI and Justice Department against Trump.
  • "Murder spree" in Kentucky leaves 5 dead in 2 shootings, police say

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    The lives of four innocent victims were taken. Witnesses said he left the scene in a black Toyota Camry. Sheriff Price further stated "We will continue to work this case in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police". The names of the four victims were not released, pending notification of the families. Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price posted a statement on Facebook detailing the crime.
  • Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

    Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

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    Brian Valera is accused of giving Alyssa Mae Noceda , 18, the drugs that may have killed her and then having sex with her as she passed out last Saturday. It was there that he told his co-workers that a girl died while having sex with him. He is also said to have described how he broke her legs to fit her body into a bag - which he said he was going to fill with onions and bury.
  • Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post

    Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post

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    As the Congress announced its plans to move a privilege notice, Rijiju on Thursday night referred to an earlier tweet by him saying Modi did not get irritated "despite such vexatious laugh". Later, while talking to reporters, Chowdhury had said that she did not wish to respond to PM Modi's remarks, adding that he had denigrated the status of a woman.
  • Indonesian police examine the scene after the sword attack

    Indonesian police examine the scene after the sword attack

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    A sword-wielding man struck panic at a church in Indonesia's Yogyakarta province when he allegedly attacked worshipers during Sunday Mass, wounding five people including a German priest before a policeman shot the intruder, said authorities who had not pinpointed a motive late in the day.
  • Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

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    Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing as one. Later on Saturday Ms Kim, Kim Yong-nam and Moon Jae-in attended the first ice hockey match played by a unification team of athletes from both North and South Korea, against Switzerland.
  • Nancy Pelosi Made an Eight-Hour House Speech to Defend DACA

    Nancy Pelosi Made an Eight-Hour House Speech to Defend DACA

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    Americans " need a solution to immigration , which is long overdue", she said. She also quoted from the Bible and Pope Francis, while Democrats took turns sitting behind her in support. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has given Senate Democrats a similar promise, reiterating that he will ensure a "level playing field" for all sides of the immigration debate when the chamber takes up the issue next week.
  • Russians Lobbied Clinton on Uranium One as Spies Infiltrated Her Inner Circle

    Russians Lobbied Clinton on Uranium One as Spies Infiltrated Her Inner Circle

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    According to a report from Fox News , Russian officials in Moscow paid a US lobbying firm million of dollars in a bid to influence former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , funding her husband President Bill Clinton's charities. -Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement", Campbell said. The criminal scheme, among other things, compromised the US trucking firm that had the sensitive job of transporting uranium around America, Campbell testified.
  • House passes short-term bill to fund government

    House passes short-term bill to fund government

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    The stopgap spending bill would keep the government open through March 23 to allow time to write and pass detailed follow-up "omnibus" legislation to fund the government through the September 30 end of the fiscal year. The agreement would increase the government's borrowing limit to prevent a first-ever default on US obligations that looms in just a few weeks. Before it was announced, Republican members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus loudly panned the increased spending as ...
  • Syrian civilian deaths: 'As very bad now as it's ever been'

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    Activists have said at least 211 were killed since Monday in eastern Ghouta. Moayad al-Hafi, a rescue worker, said his team was hit in a double-tap strike as they were pulling bodies out in Jisreen, which is near Erbin. Iran , Turkey and Russian Federation are the guarantors of a countrywide ceasefire in Syria. The conflict in Syria is many-sided, with complex battle lines between multiple rebel factions, Islamist groups, government-backed troops and USA and Russian forces.
  • Indian PM visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

    Indian PM visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

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    Only diplomacy and farsightedness can break the cycle of violence and free it from the baggage of the past, 'Modisaid. "We know it is not easy but we need to keep trying as a lot is at stake", Modi said. "The relations between India and Palestine have stood the test of time". India in December 2017 voted at the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution asking the United States to withdraw President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of ...
  • One killed in knife attack in Chinese mall

    One killed in knife attack in Chinese mall

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    The attack reportedly took place in the Xidan district during lunchtime on Sunday, not far from Zhongnanhai, the headquarters of the Communist Party and the Chinese government. In 2015, police arrested a sword-wielding man who killed a Chinese woman and injured a French man in Beijing's fashionable Sanlitun shopping and entertainment district.
  • Modi briefs GCC corporates on ease of doing business in India

    Modi briefs GCC corporates on ease of doing business in India

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    Reiterating India's support for an independent, sovereign and peaceful Palestine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that relations between India and Palestine have "stood the test of time". Stating that his government's mantra is "sabke saath, sabka vikas", Prime Minister Modi said India has focused on the key sectors to empower its 125 crore people i.E one-sixth of humanity, contributing to the development of mankind as a whole.