• NORTH KOREA North Korean Sports Minister in Tokyo for pre-Olympics meetings
NORTH KOREA North Korean Sports Minister in Tokyo for pre-Olympics meetings

South Korean President Moon, however, is keen to improve relations and reduce tensions with North Korea, which a year ago were threatening to engulf the Korean Peninsula in war. North Korea had postponed a meeting scheduled for early this month in NY, in which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to press Kim's regime to list its nucl...

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  • Melania Trump defends controversial White House holiday decorations
Melania Trump defends controversial White House holiday decorations

Trump then joined conservative television personality Eric Bolling for a panel discussion and took a few questions from the audience. "It's the 21st century, and everybody has different tastes", she said. I teach him to be responsible and treat people with respect and kindness, and that's very important for me". The first lady chose red this ...

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  • Sidhu will win if he contests election in Pakistan: Imran Khan
Sidhu will win if he contests election in Pakistan: Imran Khan

Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan across the Ravi River, about 4 km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. The Kartarpur corridor is due to become operational next year, in time for celebrations of the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak.

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  • GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Re-election in Mississippi Despite Racial Controversy
GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Re-election in Mississippi Despite Racial Controversy

Hyde-Smith led former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D) by 56 percent to 44 percent with 76 percent of precincts reporting. Hyde-Smith was the favorite in the solidly red state, and the final Senate election of 2018 was long seen as an afterthought.

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  • One other insurgent Dem softens on opposing Pelosi for speaker
One other insurgent Dem softens on opposing Pelosi for speaker

Rep. Brian Higgins of NY reversed his position and announced he plans to support Pelosi in exchange for several open-ended commitments from leadership to bring an infrastructure bill to the floor next year, lower health care costs for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and work to make Medicare available to Americans at age 50.

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  • Lion Air plane not airworthy before fatal crash, investigators say
Lion Air plane not airworthy before fatal crash, investigators say

Sensors that measure speed were flushed and checked, and an electrical plug was cleaned before the fatal flight. In fact, before the penultimate flight, engineers had replaced one of the angle-of-attack sensors. Lion Air must take steps "to improve the safety culture and to enable the pilot to make [a] proper decision to continue the flight", s...

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  • Incoming House Democrat snubs Pelosi, wants ‘new leadership’
Incoming House Democrat snubs Pelosi, wants ‘new leadership’

While intra-party tensions did not appear to be on display Wednesday, 32 House Democrats did vote against her. Nobody came to me, and at this point, I think it's unreasonable for anyone to expect a vote when they haven't even asked . Sixteen Democrats signed a letter this month vowing to oppose Pelosi as speaker. But in an announcement post...

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  • Trump Pushes for Only One Fifth of Border Wall Funding
Trump Pushes for Only One Fifth of Border Wall Funding

Facing a hostile welcome and little hope, a growing number of migrants have made a decision to turn back. Most recently, the administration has made efforts to encourage the incoming Mexican administration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to house migrants who apply for asylum in the USA, and to deny the opportunity to claim asylum for those ...

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  • Wet and windy weather on the way as Storm Diana approaches
Wet and windy weather on the way as Storm Diana approaches

The winds pickup across Britain through the day and after a good deal of fine, bright weather, cloud and rain spread in from the west. Wednesday will be a wet, windy day, with gales possible, especially along coasts and hills, although some drier intervals are likely.

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  • Poroshenko explains timing of Russia's attack on Ukrainian ships near Kerch Strait
Poroshenko explains timing of Russia's attack on Ukrainian ships near Kerch Strait

This is the first open armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russian Federation since the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. "We can not accept this aggressive policy of Russian Federation". Mr Poroshenko has low popularity ratings. The Ukrainian ships did not respond to the legitimate demands coming from the vessels of the Border Service ...

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  • Turkish police inspecting villa in Yalova in Khashoggi investigation
Turkish police inspecting villa in Yalova in Khashoggi investigation

Media reports on Monday said that police forces, who arrived at the villa in the morning, have been conducting a search in the villa and its surrounding property, southeast of Istanbul. Turkey has maintained pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of the USA -based columnist for The Washington Post . After initially saying he had left the c...

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  • MLB PAC Wants Money Back After Last-Minute Donation To Hyde-Smith
MLB PAC Wants Money Back After Last-Minute Donation To Hyde-Smith

Thad Cochran, who stepped down for health reasons. Overall, Republicans in the four-way race did better than the Democrats. In the Jones race in Alabama, some traditional Republicans voted for the Democrat. "They want to cut our Social security and Medicare". MLB's donation was made on Friday, three weeks after her campaign comment. She has...

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  • Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast
Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast

Interested in Afghanistan? Add Afghanistan as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Afghanistan news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jasso was wounded by small-arms fire and was treated and evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died, NATO's Resolute Support mission said Tuesday.

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  • Historical photos of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud's visit to Egypt
Historical photos of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud's visit to Egypt

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that his country is keen to boost bilateral cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Xinhua reports. "The decision to build a nuclear power plant in the kingdom is the result of serious research that confirmed the need for this step", Saudi energy expert Said al-Shahrani told Sputnik .

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  • Manafort violated plea deal, lied to investigators, prosecutors say
Manafort violated plea deal, lied to investigators, prosecutors say

Robert Mueller says Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement. Manafort lied " on a variety of subject matters ", violating his plea agreement, prosecutors allege in the three-page filing signed by both the defense team and the prosecution.

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  • Powerful winter storm slams Midwest, impacts millions of travelers
Powerful winter storm slams Midwest, impacts millions of travelers

As of Monday morning, almost 700 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport, while Midway International Airport reported about 70 flights had been canceled, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation . Heavy traffic is seen on an expressway near O'Hare International airport in Chicago , Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The treacherous con...

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  • ‘We have not forgotten’: Mumbai police pay tribute to 26/11 victims
‘We have not forgotten’: Mumbai police pay tribute to 26/11 victims

Played out on TV news channels around the world, the bloody events - widely known as 26/11 - have been compared in India to New York's suffering on September 11, 2001. The rewards have not worked so far and Saeed operates openly in Pakistan, leaving the effectiveness of the latest steps open to question. According to Harsh Pant at New Delhi's O...

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  • Trump Defends Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas At The Southern Border
Trump Defends Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas At The Southern Border

Democrats and other critics called the Trump administration's use of tear gas toward the migrants an overreaction, and blamed the administration for rejecting efforts to address larger immigration issues. US Customs and Border Protection said on Sunday that some migrants were throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, prompting the agents to respond...

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  • Mexico plans to deport migrants who tried to breach U.S. border
Mexico plans to deport migrants who tried to breach U.S. border

The vast majority of the more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out for more than a week at a sports complex in Tijuana returned to their makeshift shelter to line up for food and recuperate from an unsettling afternoon. She had been at the bottom of the river, a concrete riverbed conveying a trickle of water, near the border with her dau...

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  • India bus crash: Horror as 25 schoolchildren killed in canal plunge
India bus crash: Horror as 25 schoolchildren killed in canal plunge

Mandya is a town located 105km from the city of Bengalaru, located the south of the country. Manjunath, a resident, said that they alerted the local authorities who stopped the water into the canal. "I believe the driver was not driving properly". Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy at the accident spot. "May God give them strength in this hour of sadnes...

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