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by | February 11, 2018 | 14:01

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. Over the past six months, Porter saw his role in the White House dramatically elevated from behind-the-scenes functionary to one of Trump's chief gatekeepers.

by | February 11, 2018 | 14:02

Modi assured President Abbas that India is committed to the Palestinian people's interests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday pledged $40mn for economic development in the Palestinian territories, marking the first-ever visit by an Indian premier to the West Bank .

by | February 11, 2018 | 13:47

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the former premier, said: "Democracy, human rights and resistance against oppression lost a great soldier- Asma Jehangir". In 1986, she moved to Geneva and became the vice-chair of the Defence for Children International. She remained HRCP Chairman from 1987 to 2011. Asma also played an active role in the famous Lawyers' Movement to restore Iftikhar Chaudhry as the chief justice of Pakistan .

by | February 11, 2018 | 13:07

Despite threatening to bomb each other off the face of the earth, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump appeared to be hanging out with each other in downtown Seoul on Friday. "The invasion came just after the two Koreas had marched into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag, possibly indicating the stunt was politically motivated".

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:43

Turkish forces claim that hundreds of Kurdish militia fighters have been "neutralized" in a series of military sorties, while militias such as the the YPG had before Saturday claimed more than a dozen Turkish casualties. Syria's official state-run news agency SANA confirmed the deaths Thursday and labeled the strike an "aggression" and "new massacre". "One of the two Atak helicopters of ours operating on Afrin region unfortunately collapsed".

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:38

In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had " destroyed " 36 YPG targets and " neutralized " 79 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on February 10. The PYD wants to connect this region with north-eastern Syria in order that it can control a connected geographical area and establish a Kurdish federation it calls Western Kurdistan, implying that it also intends to secede from Syria .

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:27

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Attention is on how much Moon will urge the North to improve inter-Korean ties and to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. A senior United States official said Pence and Moon, while watching speed skating together on Saturday night, discussed intensifying sanctions.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:29

After months of silence on whether it would even take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, the Games have driven a rapprochement on the peninsula, while the North's athletes, performers and delegates have dominated the headlines.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:02

The statement by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) added that at least 28 PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG), Daesh and KCK terrorists were " neutralized ", raising the total number of neutralized terrorists to 1141 on the 22nd day of the operation.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:57

The pro-Assad forces were "likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for [ISIS] from 2014 to 2017". USA forces working in a headquarters for Syrian Kurdish and Arab forces came under fire from pro-Syrian forces Wednesday, which included Russian-made tanks and artillery, officials said .

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:53

Most of the rain seems to be lining up in a Southwest to Northeast fashion along the I-69 corridor with the highest accumulations along that area. Some lingering showers are possible the chance of rain is 20% or less. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees with breezy conditions. Highs Monday will hit the upper 40s with upper 50s on Tuesday . The rain coverage could change a little bit going through the week but the bottom line is that we're going to deal with a little ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:07

Then, after Pence had departed for home, Moon went to the women's ice hockey match with the North Korean delegation, including Kim Yo Jong. But privately, officials said Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea .

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:47

In this footage, the spokesperson for the Egyptian Army announced a comprehensive confrontation with criminal terrorist organizations in the Sinai and an operation by the coast guard and border forces to secure ports of entry to Egypt . State television said on Friday that all schools in North Sinai had been ordered shut from Saturday until further notice. Most of the terror attacks were carried out by the so-called Wilayat Sinai (Sinai state or province), a Sinai-based group affiliated ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:27

The forecast is calling for snow transitioning into ice pellets and then into freezing rain come Sunday morning and continuing throughout the day. Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent are under freezing rain warnings. Slow down and maintain a safe driving distance. It should be around for several hours before tapering off Sunday night and turning back to light snow.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:07

The Children's Health Insurance Program got a four-year extension, and community health centers will see funding increases. The bipartisan measure, which passed 71 to 28 in the dead of night, was now headed to the House of Representatives for what is expected to be another pre-dawn Friday vote.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:05

If they [Congress] don't hear us out, we won't either. He asked MPs to run public awareness campaigns about the impact of the decisions taken in this Budget about farmers getting MSP, one-and-a-half times the cost of the crop and medical insurance of Rs 5-lakh per family to 10,000-crore poor families.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:43

Reports said a 65-year-old victim was killed after mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops fell in Mendhar area along the LoC on Saturday night. "Before she could be hospitalised, the woman succumbed to her injuries", a police official said.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:44

White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday wrote a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and author of the Republican memo, that Trump is "inclined to declassify" the Democratic memo - but, he said, because the document contains "numerous properly classified and especially sensitive pages", the president isn't able to do so.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:33

Hours before Friday's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, Japan's Abe warned Moon not to fall for North Korea's "smile diplomacy" during the Olympics, according to Moon's office. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean officials have attended a pre-Olympic opening ceremony reception hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, but did not meet face-to-face.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:02

Modi became the first Indian prime minister ever to visit Israel in July past year, with the two states signing deals on cyber security and energy. Modi on Saturday held talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour, Agence France Presse reported from Ramallah . Dubai Frame draped in Indian tricolour on the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:14

The four-page GOP memo , released last week, argues that Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance of former Trump campaign official Carter Page was authorized in part because of claims in the unverified Trump dossier authored by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:03

Donald Trump has allowed the release of the controversial memo that alleges the FBI abused power in its investigation into ostensible Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. "This is an American disgrace!" But the memo undermines its own argument about the application being overly reliant on the dossier. Rep. Nunes issued a statement Friday expressing hope that the actions of Intelligence Committee Republicans would "shine a light" on what he called "this alarming series of events".

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:00

Police have since dismissed Schwartz's involvement. McIntosh said their relationship did not appear to be sexual. "So, looking through all of that data, conducting numerous interviews, we were able to develop and identify Joseph Lopez". executed from behind". They discussed how she wanted to be killed, and how he would be paid afterward. But the suspect, Joseph Michael Lopez, says the woman hired him to kill her after he answered her Craigslist ad .

by | February 11, 2018 | 07:45

In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed.

by | February 11, 2018 | 07:33

United States media report that Mr Kelly and other White House officials were aware for several months of the domestic abuse accusations because they were holding up Mr Porter's security clearance application. "He totally denies it", Trump said of Moore after The Washington Post first reported the allegations. "Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations", the statement read.

by | February 11, 2018 | 07:02

Mr Zuma's son Edward quickly issued a statement attempting to distance the family from her comments, but the speed with which the post spread spoke to South Africans' desperation for some hint of who would be leading their country in a week's time.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:52

Moon suggested the two Koreas "make it happen" by creating conditions necessary for him to accept the invitation, the spokesman told a news briefing. A Moon-Kim summit would mark the first time leaders of two countries have met in 11 years.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:42

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang , Seoul said today. Last year, the world had seen a belligerent North Korea conduct a rash of ballistic missile launches, nuclear detonations, and engage in a fierce rhetorical war with US President Donald Trump - with the latter mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as " rocket man " and the young dictator threatening to rain nuclear destruction on the United States.

by | February 11, 2018 | 06:24

Last week, President Trump declassified for release a memo that the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly disclose. Jeff Malet Photography/NewscomDid the FBI mislead the federal surveillance court about the credibility of the information it submitted to get authorization to snoop on an aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign? The details are explained in a new report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin .

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:49

Trump's comments were a sharp contrast to those of Vice President Mike Pence, who told NBC's Lester Holt on Friday "there's no tolerance in this White House and no place in America for domestic abuse ". Look what he's done. Vice President Mike Pence, traveling in South Korea to attend the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, said he was "appalled" by the allegations against Porter.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:39

As she delivered the letter, Kim verbally stated her brother's "willingness to improve South-North Korea relations" and said he was willing to meet Moon "at the earliest date possible", the spokesman said. Past administrations have been wary of efforts by Pyongyang to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, but still generally supportive of efforts to calm tensions at the heavily militarized border that divides the Koreas.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:31

The 32-year-old Kenyan born athlete finished the race in a time of 2:15:04 and will walk away with the $50,000 prize money. For the females, Ethiopia's Herpha Guta won the race, while compatriots Girma Getachew was second and Ayelu Hordofa third.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:16

Trump also wrote that negotiations will "start now!" on an immigration measure that he and Democrats have been battling over for months. According to BBC, the Federal funding for government services expired at midnight (05:00 GMT), after the Senate missed a voting deadline.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:16

A White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity said Mr Sorensen's position at the White House did not require a security clearance, and that his routine background check had been ongoing. In November, one of Mr Porter's ex-girlfriends called Mr McGahn to describe allegations of domestic abuse against him. Chief of Staff John Kelly , whose relationship with Trump has been strained in recent weeks, is taking the lion's share of the blame , as I reported yesterday .

by | February 11, 2018 | 04:48

It's unclear the exact reason for the meeting, but it's still a significant moment for the two countries. Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon, who had said "let's create the environment for that to be able to happen", Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing.