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North Korea has held his dad for nearly 50 years

Wednesday  09:52,   21 february 2018
USA TODAY

<p>North Korea's charm offensive at the Olympics has made headlines, but not everyone here is delighted by the synchronized cheerleading squads or the enigmatic smile of dictator Kim Jong Un's sister.</p>For Seoul resident Hwang[...]

Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

Wednesday  06:41,   21 february 2018
Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The report, produced by the Office of the[...]

Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Olympics before last minute cancellation

Wednesday  06:41,   21 february 2018
MSN

The vice president’s office promoted his trip as an effort to combat what it said was North Korea’s effort to use the Winter Games for propaganda purposes and portrayed the cancellation of the meeting as evidence his mission was a success. “North[...]

North Korea, Not Russia, Is U.S.' Greatest Enemy: Poll

Wednesday  05:10,   21 february 2018
Newsweek

Russia, China and Iran distantly trailed North Korea.Among Americans surveyed by Gallup in the first 10 days of February, 51 percent said they consider North Korea the greatest enemy, a percentage that exponentially increased from 16 percent in[...]

In Iraq, Hezbollah’s Got U.S. Tanks, and Washington Wants Them Back

Wednesday  04:45,   21 february 2018
The Daily Beast

The Pentagon is pressuring Iraq to seize any M-1s that are still in the hands of Iran-backed militias but is vague about how many have been recovered––or not.“We are aware that not all U.S.-provided defense articles are under the control of the[...]

Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days

Wednesday  04:45,   21 february 2018
Al Jazeera

Maldives' parliament has approved the extension of a state of emergency by 30 days in a vote the opposition condemned as "illegal".&nbsp;Maldives' parliament has approved the extension of a state of emergency by 30 days in a vote[...]

New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

Wednesday  02:07,   21 february 2018
Reuters

Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister. The new[...]

South Korea: Joint U.S. Drills After Olympics Coming

Wednesday  02:07,   21 february 2018
Newsweek

North Korea condemned the expected military drill for damning a small chance for peace.The announcement is expected between March 18—when the Paralympics end in the South—and the beginning of April. But the actual date of the military drill is[...]

Trump Jr. praises 'spirit' of poverty-stricken Indians: 'Still a smile on a face'

Wednesday  02:07,   21 february 2018
The Hill

Donald Trump Jr. praised the "spirit" of Indians living in poverty during a trip to India to promote new Trump Organization luxury apartments.&nbsp;"There is something about the Indian people that is unique here to other parts of the[...]

Russian man arrested after speaking about work at 'troll farm'

Wednesday  00:00,   21 february 2018
The Hill

A Russian man said Tuesday he was arrested shortly after he spoke to U.S. media outlets about his time working at a "troll factory."Marat Mindiyarov told The Moscow Times he was detained by police Sunday night for allegedly making a false[...]

Trudeau tours India amid quips PM being given 'cold shoulder'

Wednesday  00:00,   21 february 2018
AFP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India's corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders. Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning,[...]

Colombian village celebrates Christmas

Tuesday  22:35,   20 february 2018
BBC News

The tradition dates back to the days of slavery and has been preserved in an Afro-Colombian village.Villagers say the tradition dates back to the days of slavery when their ancestors were banned from marking Christmas on December 24. They chose[...]

'Dogs can't vote': Germany's SPD embarrassed by new canine member

Tuesday  21:36,   20 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Germany's Social Democrats were forced on Tuesday to declare that a three-year-old dog would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal.</p><p></p>The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of a floppy eared,[...]

Kim Yo-jong Sparks Pregnancy Rumors in South Korea

Tuesday  21:35,   20 february 2018
Newsweek

North Korea's ruling family may soon be welcoming a new member, according to sources in Seoul.Kim Yo-jong herself announced she was expecting, according to unidentified officials quoted in local media, during her three-day stay in the country[...]

Zimbabwe bids farewell to opposition hero Tsvangirai

Tuesday  21:06,   20 february 2018
AFP

<p>Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered on Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai.</p>Tsvangirai, the country's fiercest opponent of former president Mugabe's tyrannical 37-year rule, died last Wednesday aged 65[...]