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People Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning
Author: 0 Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning

After four months of talks, Mrs Merkel finally managed to reach an agreement on forming a new coalition government with the centre-left SPD last Wednesday. The prospect of the deal being voted down has benefited the SPD in the negotiations. But Mr Scholz also said that the SPD would maintain Mr Schäuble's balanced budget policy.

People Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony
Author: 0 Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony

Other members of the North Korean delegation present at Saturday's meeting included Ri Son Gwon - who led the first sit-down talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) earlier this year, and Choe Hwi. The person cosplaying the Dictator of the North with the name Kim Jong Um is Howard from Hong Kong. Kim Yo Jong , sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , right, and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam , talk as they for the start of the preliminary round of the women's hockey ...

People Trump's support for accused abuser fits pattern
Author: 0 Trump's support for accused abuser fits pattern

Other top White House aides similarly supported Trump's handling of the latest controversy to upend his administration. Both Conway and Short defended how the White House handled the situation. Porter had been operating in the White House without top security clearance since the Federal Bureau of Investigation had deemed the abuse allegations credible.

People Korea team concludes historic South trip
Author: 0 Korea team concludes historic South trip

Moon stressed the importance for talks between the DPRK and the United States, saying an early DPRK-U.S. dialogue is necessary to enhance inter-Korean ties. But any movement between the nations would also hinge on the United States, which has warned of further sanctions if North Korea continues to thumb its nose at calls to cease its weapons programs.

People Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume US-S. Korea drills
Author: 0 Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume US-S. Korea drills

At the opening ceremonies Friday, Pence sat stone-faced in his seat as Moon and North Korean officials stood together with much of the stadium to applaud their joint team of athletes. On Thursday, he warned that the U.S. would continue to place pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that "talk for the sake of ...

People North Korean ski coach says it's 'honor' to compete in Winter Olympics
Author: 0 North Korean ski coach says it's 'honor' to compete in Winter Olympics

If he's not actually forging peace, he's at least putting himself in a position to make a serious assault on the notion. Both Pence and the North Koreans resisted Moon's initiative and avoided interacting with one another. But North Korea watchers aren't convinced that Moon will stay on script. During previous attempts at ending the crisis the United States and its allies have provided financial incentives to North Korea or agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea.

People Trump has confidence in Kelly, not seeking replacement
Author: 0 Trump has confidence in Kelly, not seeking replacement

Kelly has faced scrutiny over his handling of domestic violence accusations against staff secretary Rob Porter , who resigned last week after two ex-wives publicly accused him of physical abuse. Kelly, who according to reports, learned of the allegations against Porter months ago when he failed to pass an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check for a security clearance, lauded him as "a man of true integrity and honor" on Tuesday.

People Pochettino hails Kane after derby victor
Author: 0 Pochettino hails Kane after derby victor

Kane had a couple of half chances during the first half but the Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech was in sublime form to deny the Premier Leagues leading goalscorer. It took until the half hour mark to register the games first clear cut chance when Kane beat the offside trap to meet Christian Eriksen 's whipped cross, but his headed effort flew over the crossbar from just six yards out.

People WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears
Author: 0 WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

But the background checks were still underway for both men at the time of their resignations, and there is no indication that the White House conducted its own review of either aide . Mr Sorensen alleged that Ms Corbett punched him multiple times and once grabbed the steering wheel while he was driving on a highway. According to the Washington Post , Sorensen denies the claims and said he was victimized by his wife.

People Japan's History With Korea Darker Than NBC Olympic Commentary Suggests
Author: 0 Japan's History With Korea Darker Than NBC Olympic Commentary Suggests

The American network NBC has apologized after one of its analysts drew anger for a comment during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics that seemed to gloss over South Korea's painful history with Japan, its former colonial master. The petition didn't even mention the hundreds of thousands of Korean "comfort women" that Japanese troops raped continuously for five years. I'd have been much more intelligent and accurate while doing the job for half as much.

Author: 0 Turkey liquidates over 1000 terrorists during operation in Afrin - General Staff

The offensive has displaced thousands of people, many of whom have gone to the town of Afrin that is already crowded with tens of thousands of displaced who fled violence in other parts of Syria over the years. "Everyone is back to their bases", said Abu Khawla, the head of the Deir el-Zour Military Council. "The various Governments involved profess to adhere to worldwide humanitarian and human rights law, and some armed opposition groups similarly profess to adhere to global ...

People US Congress approves bill ending hours-long government shutdown
Author: 0 US Congress approves bill ending hours-long government shutdown

The text of the deal , stretching more than 600 pages , was released late Wednesday night, revealing provisions large and small that would go far beyond the basic budget numbers, reports The New York Times . Yes. Senate leaders used the three weeks to hash out a two-year, $400 billion budget agreement . The budget agreement, which was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, includes more defense spending and ...

People Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea
Author: 0 Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea

The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong , said Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. "I'm announcing today that the United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever", Pence said.

People House approves bipartisan budget deal, ending brief government shutdown
Author: 0 House approves bipartisan budget deal, ending brief government shutdown

The shutdown could be brief. Eventually, the Senate voted for the bill and sent it to the House, where 67 Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber voted against the plan. But it would be costly to US taxpayers and would further underscore a fundamental shift in Republican thinking that Paul was trying to draw attention to.

People Suspect in Kentucky 'murder spree' kills self
Author: 0 Suspect in Kentucky 'murder spree' kills self

The suspect was not there, and a search needed to be coordinated. A witness saw the suspect, identified as Joseph Nickell, escape the home in a black auto, which was later found parked outside an apartment complex in Paintsville. All agencies responded and located the vehicle. In a second post, Sheriff Price shared that in 2013 his department dealt with a son killing his parents.

People Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening
Author: 0 Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening

The stunning announcement comes after both nations marched together as one during the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Friday. North Korea has jumped at the opportunity. However, South Korea's main opposition party warned that any talks between the two Koreas where the scrapping of North Korea's nuclear programme was not a precondition would only "benefit the enemy".

People Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

The officials said it was fair to say both Pence and the North Koreans rebuffed South Korean President Moon Jae-in's efforts to facilitate a meeting between North Korea and the US. During the diplomatic thaw, however, some of those sanctions, such as the arrival of the North Korean delegation by air, were mildly broken too, on which the United States has to turn a blind eye, for obvious reasons.

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