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S. Korea to stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal


South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will deliver a statement at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the ministry said Monday. Seoul's new policy on the deal came after President Moon Jae In said the agreement, struck to "finally and irreversibly" settle the controversial issue, can not resolve it because negotiations that led to the deal were flawed. Read More »

Trump lawyers anticipate Mueller interview request

The White House legal team reportedly started examining whether Trump could avoid an interview altogether after former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted over money laundering connected to business dealings in Ukraine in October. Read More »

Palestinian Islamic Jihad warns of Israeli attack on Gaza


It said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz had ordered the supply to be restored by Monday. As a effect homes, schools, factories and hospitals were left with only three to four hours of electricity per day. Israel has started work to fully restore electricity supplies to Gaza. The majority of rockets were fired in the last two months of 2017, coinciding with the army's demolition of two cross-border terror tunnels and US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the official ... Read More »

We are in shock, says father of AMU scholar turned militant


AMU proctor Prof Mohsin Khan said that the university had "set up a comprehensive inquiry into the entire matter" and is also taking further steps to beef up security in hostels of the university. "Brother Manan your pen was more powerful than this gun which you are holding right now". The official website of AMU states that 26-year-old Wani was pursuing PhD on Structural and Geo-Morphological Study of Lolab Valley, Kashmir" and has been awarded for the best paper presented at an worldwide ... Read More »

Supreme Court won't stop MS law allowing discrimination against LGBT people


A federal judge initially had blocked the law from taking effect, but the appeals court reversed that decision. Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD , said: "America was founded on the freedom of religion and this shared value continues to be critical to our nation's success, but it does not give people the right to impose their beliefs on others, to harm others, or to discriminate". Read More »

United States helicopter forced to land on small island in Okinawa


The AH-1 helicopter landed on the premises of a hotel in the village of Yomitan after a warning light had come on, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reported . Okinawa Deputy Gov. Moritake Tomikawa said that he was informed by Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, the top commander of USA military forces in Okinawa, that the helicopter had a tail rotor failure. Read More »

Cliven Bundy: Case dismissed for Nevada rancher in standoff


Attorney Steven Myhre, for "intentional abdication of. responsibility", "flagrant misconduct" and "substantial prejudice". A court has thrown out charges against a Nevada rancher who was at the centre of a 2014 armed standoff with law enforcement over access to public land. Read More »

Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good


Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California", the source said. Fox News also confirmed the diagnosis and treatment. A Romney aide added that the cancer was removed surgically and did not spread beyond the prostate. The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story . If he ran and won, Romney, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump , could become a powerful foe of the White House in the Senate GOP caucus. Read More »

Regulators reject plan to rescue struggling coal and nuclear plants


Comments submitted by the companies charged with operating the grid , "do not point to any past or planned generator retirements that may be a threat to grid resilience", the commission wrote. Along with this, there are far more coal retirements projected (20.6 GW) than new projects proposed (1.9 GW), and more nuclear retirements than new projects. Read More »

United States bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high


Costs are adjusted for inflation but nonetheless, 2017 had three of the five most expensive hurricanes ever to hit the US. Besides Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina all had more than $1 billion in damage from the 16 weather disasters in 2017. Read More »

Australian TV, Stage Star Craig McLachlan Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations


As Nine News reports, Browne and Heynatz have filed two separate complaints to Victoria Police . McLachlan also reportedly asked her to come to his dressing room on one occasion, shut the door and took off his boxer shorts. The current production of the Rocky Horror Show is due to conclude at Adelaide Festival Centre on 13 January, after which it is scheduled to play at Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 18 January, Perth's Crown Theatre from 17 February, and Her Majesty's Theatre, ... Read More »

US Vice President Mike Pence to travel to Middle East next week


A spokeswoman for Pence indicated "working together to fight terrorism and to improve national security" will be among topics of discussion. In his first trip to the Middle East as vice president, Mike Pence is scheduled to visit several countries and leaders in the region later this month. Read More »

Car Bomb in Idlib Kills 23


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, put the death toll at 34, including 19 civilians. On Sunday, government forces recaptured the town of Sinjar, removing a key obstacle to its march toward the air base, according to reports by the state-affiliated Al-Ikhbariya TV. Read More »

Some city offices to close for MLK Day


Martin Luther King Jr. While volunteers Humanity fixed up the outside of the house, inside, museum board member Mary Hardin gave tours of the civil rights landmark. All Copperas Cove city facilities will be closed January 15, to include the Solid Waste Transfer Station. A fellowship service is planned at 3 p.m. Read More »

Egypt to hold presidential elections in March


In case of runoff, he added, polls will be held from April 19-21 for expatriates and on April 24-26 in Egypt. In the case of no run-offs, the victor of the elections will be announced on 2 April, 2018. It will be Egypt's third election since the 2011 uprising which ended strongman Hosni Mubarak's long rule. However, Ali could be disqualified as he has received a suspended three-month jail term in September over an obscene hand gesture he reportedly made after winning a court order ... Read More »

British PM reshuffles Cabinet in bid to reassert authority


All the indications are that May is not strong enough to move the most senior cabinet ministers - Boris Johnson (foreign), Philip Hammond (chancellor), Amber Rudd (home) and David Davies ( Brexit ) - even if she wanted to in case they make trouble for her from the back benches. Read More »

Israel announces travel ban on pro-Palestinian boycott advocates

According to a statement by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, those who have carried out "significant, ongoing and consistent harm to Israel through advocating boycotts may be considered to have their entry barred". "Israel sees this as a deterrent, but I think that people will be even more dedicated to the cause", he told Al Jazeera, adding that such policies could end up having positive effects for the movement. Read More »

Seoul scrambles to prepare for NK participation in PyeongChang

Critics in South Korea have expressed concern that the North will use the Olympics as a way to skirt worldwide sanctions and try to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington . An agreement by South Korea to revive a jointly run industrial park or a tourism project could also draw criticism from overseas that it violates United Nations sanctions because they would result in South Korean money being sent to North Korea, critics say. Read More »

Iran FM warns neighbors, says they seeking unrest in Iran


Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is invited by EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini to hold talks on implementation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), ‎ Qassemi said at a press conference in Tehran Jan. Iranian authorities have said in the past few days that the protests - which at first vented anger at economic woes but later saw demonstrators calling for the overthrow of the government - are waning. Read More »

Brokenshire resigns as NI secretary


Get on with recovery and get back to my duties as MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup and also back to frontline political duties as well. Brokenshire was criticised for continually resetting deadlines in talks to restore the region's power-sharing government. Read More »

Egypt denies it urged quiet acceptance of Trump's Jerusalem decision


The debate caught fire when The New York Times published a report on Saturday titled "Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders' Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move" by David D. Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital but Palestinians want a capital for a future state in the eastern part of the city, which Israel captured during the 1967 Six Day War. Read More »

Fallen Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father


Deputy McCartney was a Navy veteran and served the department for three years. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter that the officer, who has not been identified, was dispatched along with other deputies to a house in Frederickson, about 18 miles south of Tacoma, shortly before midnight. Read More »

Cricket teams booked in Kashmir as Pakistan's national anthem played before match


In April 2016, a similar case had surfaced when youths were detained for wearing green jerseys of Pakistan's national eleven for a local cricket match. "The anthem was played live on Facebook and it went viral then". On Sunday morning, the Jammu and Kashmir police booked two cricket teams and several cricketers in Kashmir for standing in respect of Pakistan's national anthem. Read More »