While the two Koreas were all smiles during meetings on the sidelines of the Winter Games, Vice President Mike Pence vowed to maintain the administration's policy of "maximum diplomatic and economic pressure" against the North. U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults and threats of nuclear war as tensions rose, with Trump repeatedly dismissing the prospect or value of talks with North Korea.
Just two weeks ago, Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told European Union ambassadors that the president does not consider Israeli settlements to be an obstacle to peace. Top Palestinian officials condemned the move, saying it disqualified the USA from playing the role of arbiter. Mr Abbas has refused any contact with President Donald Trump's administration since Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital at the end of previous year.
A senior administration official said Moon did express to the vice president that he hoped there could be some potential interaction between Pence and the North Korean delegations during the games - something that did not occur. "It is the fake peace, this is 'peace Olympics'". Police (in green) try to stop demonstrators from burning portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The Whitworth men's swimming team swept to the title on Sunday at the Northwest Conference championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. "Troy made some good plays, and I thought his steals helped him tonight", OR coach Dana Altman said. The Cougars also made 10 shots inside the arc.
The portrait of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa was unveiled in the state assembly by Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday, even as opposition DMK and Congress boycotted the event, claiming the former AIADMK supremo was "convicted" in a disproportionate assets case and, therefore, did not deserve such an honour.
The US-allied YPG and its left-wing political parent the Democratic Union Party (PYD) ruling Rojava say they are establishing a libertarian Communalistic system in line with the late obscure American political theorist Murray Bookchin whose writings have affected the thinking of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, jailed in Turkey.
They were a huge hit. "Both sides on the peninsula have the good will to improve the inter-Korean relations". They were at speedskating, too. After months of silence on whether it would even take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, which had their opening ceremony yesterday, nuclear-armed North Korea has gone on a charm offensive, dispatching athletes, performers and Kim's sister plus other diplomatic delegates to the South.
The building has been cordoned off by the CRPF . An official said firing was still on and forces were engaged with the militants. The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up militants, a police officer said.
London City Airport is the 14th busiest in the United Kingdom with 4,540,000 passengers in 2017, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority. The time was nearly 0500 GMT. At 10pm, the decision was taken to put an exclusion zone in place to allow the Royal Navy to deal with the explosive that meant flights would be affected.
However, airstrikes escalated in recent days after a Russian warplane was grounded over the weekend in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. But officials did say nine soldiers were killed and 11 wounded during brutal clashes with mainly Kurdish forces near Afrin .
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony , but they refused to reveal the source. Moon did not immediately accept the offer, calling instead for efforts to "create the right conditions to realise" such a visit and urging Pyongyang to actively seek dialogue with the USA, he added.
Arguably the most encouraging element of Barcelona's performance was a classy full-debut from Yerry Mina at centre-back, made all the more impressive by left-back Lucas Digne being played out of position alongside the Colombia global at the heart of defence.
Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee are sounding the alarm on reports that beleaguered Republican Chairman Devin Nunes plans to put up a physical partition separating GOP committee staffers from their Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill.
Kim Yo-jong held a blue document folder when she arrived at Cheong Wa Dae for her meeting with Moon, prompting speculation that she may have been carrying a letter from the North Korean leader. Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her brother in North Korea's formal and tightly controlled state propaganda. "If there is a message to be conveyed to South Korea or the US, she is amply well positioned to convey it", he said.
The move raises a host of questions about Donald Trump's motives for declassifying the intelligence in the Republican memo but refusing to do so for the Democratic version of the memo , despite a unanimous voteby the bipartisan House Intelligence Committee in favor of publishing the second memo.
Speaking to reporters after an event on Sunday, Vijayakanth said, "May be in cinema they are my seniors, but in politics and starting a political party, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are my juniors". "My true objective today is to challenge the status quo and mediocrity that has plagued Tamil Nadu". Dravidian is not something about a few political parties in Tamil Nadu.
The North Korean delegation arrived in the South on Kim's private plane on Friday via Incheon global airport to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyongchang Winter Olympics where Seoul and Pyongyang are represented by joint teams. mainland and carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this undated photo ...
Nobody can deny Mkhitaryan's ability but his dedication was questioned by Mourinho after the Armenia global sealed his January move to Arsenal as part of Alexis Sanchez's switch to Manchester United . "I wish. Santi was an exceptional football player". 'We need to analyse, need to make sure we don't make the same mistakes and we've still got quite a few games to play.
Some in her conservative CDU/CSU party are unhappy that the key finance ministry has gone to the SPD, fearing that the fiscal discipline of former Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble could become a thing of the past. During the interview, Merkel noted that she wanted younger members of the CDU to fill the open posts in the Cabinet. "We have six ministerial posts to fill and, from my point of view, we need to ensure that not only the over-60s are considered but also younger people".
There was extensive flooding, rivers burst their banks and houses were inundated. Businesses and schools were shut down and about 200 people had been staying in evacuation centers. While Gita was upgraded to category three as it threatened Niue late last night, a sudden change of direction, lifted the threat and there have been no reports of significant damage.
The rhetoric is hot. On Feb. 1, Amnesty International's Turkey chairman, Taner Kilic, was re-arrested and placed back in pretrial detention. Ankara has also asked Washington to extradite Gulen. In previewing Tillerson's visit, a State Department official told reporters that "I wouldn't read too much into the fact that there's no Israel stop" and noted that the former oil executive frequently meets with Israeli officials and "stays abreast of the issues".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is now in the United Arab Emirates as a part of his three-nation tour to the Gulf and West Asia, witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in capital Abu Dhabi. In January, Modi hosted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his week-long trip to India, where he sought to revive a $500 million anti-tank missile deal.
Gabriel warned Israel against being lulled into indecision because of the warm embrace of the Trump administration, which recently recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and has been critical of the Palestinian leadership. "No, I am not somebody who believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace". Despite his reservations about Israeli policy in Judea and Samaria, President Trump praised Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling him a "terrific ...
US Vice President Mike Pence, back in Washington after attending the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
Camera flashes; mobs of reporters: Through it all, Kim has maintained a placid smile - and despite Pence's stated intention to reinforce North Korea's isolation during his Olympic visit, the sister of the repressive regime's leader seems to have spent at least as much time with Moon as Pence did.
Ms Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s. South Korean activists burned the North's flag on Sunday in a protest against the two countries' efforts to improve relations during the Winter Olympics.
The US vice president is in Pyeongchang at the same time as a high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , and nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam. The unified Korea team will make their Olympic debut on Saturday when they face off against Switzerland. The group is scheduled to cross the inter-Korean border into the North by vehicle one day after performing at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul on Sunday.
The wild weather, after a day of baking heat across much of Queensland, generated more than 265,000 lightning strikes. Logan and Brisbane areas were most affected, with more than 55,000 homes in Logan and 32,000 homes in Brisbane losing power.
President Moon hosted Kim at the presidential mansion for lunch on Saturday - a session in which Kim extended an invitation for Moon to visit North Korea later this year. Pence, who's leading the USA delegation to the Olympics, made stops this week in Alaska, Japan and Seoul before arriving at the Olympic stadium in PyeongChang.
A fifth elephant was seriously injured. The wildlife activists said that accident took place at about 9.30 pm near Habaipur an area, which has been identified as an elephant corridor. The department, along with North East Frontier Railways, has organised awareness camps for train drivers to tackle situations arising out of elephant movement near railway tracks.