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North Korea says US ruining mood of detente old to summit

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente old to summit

With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called “misleading” claims that Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table. The North’s official news agency…

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Scott Pruitt’s prep doc of ‘hot topics’ willing earlier than congressional hearings

Scott Pruitt’s prep doc of ‘hot topics’ willing earlier than congressional hearings

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is armed with a list of “hot topics” that he will potentially face during a marathon day of questioning by two Congressional committees on Thursday. A source with direct knowledge described a document to ABC News called “hot topics” includes a rough draft of talking points for Pruitt as…

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Judge principles Madonna public sale can high-tail ahead

Judge principles Madonna public sale can high-tail ahead

Image copyright Reuters Madonna has lost a court bid to stop a former friend auctioning off intimate items including love letters and a hairbrush with strands of her hair. A New York judge threw out the pop star’s lawsuit against Darlene Lutz, saying the statute of limitation to recover her items had passed. One of…

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Eta apologises earlier than dissolution

Eta apologises earlier than dissolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month The Basque armed organisation Eta has apologised to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of dissolution. The group asked for “forgiveness” for killing people without “a direct participation in…

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Koreas dwelling up hotline between leaders before summit

Koreas dwelling up hotline between leaders before summit

North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea’s presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul’s presidential Blue House and Pyongyang’s powerful State Affairs Commission.…

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Democrats grapple with Clinton-Sanders fallout sooner than 2018 election

Democrats grapple with Clinton-Sanders fallout sooner than 2018 election

The Democratic Party continues to deal with the fall out of the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders feud as it heads into the 2018 election cycle — issues which could potentially impact party unity heading into November. The spat’s spillover was evident at the organization’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington D.C. on Friday as Democratic…

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NZ metropolis proclaims emergency sooner than Gita

NZ metropolis proclaims emergency sooner than Gita

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The storm which caused devastation in Tonga (pictured) last week is now on its way towards New Zealand Christchurch and two other districts on New Zealand’s South Island have declared a state of emergency as former cyclone Gita hit the country. Dozens of schools have been shut and roads…

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Flood warnings issued all over 6 states sooner than establishing storm

Flood warnings issued all over 6 states sooner than establishing storm

An unsettled weather pattern is developing in the Eastern U.S. with heavy rain and flooding possible from the Ohio Valley to parts of the Northeast. A flood watch already has been issued for six states this morning. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news,…

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N Korea to care for parade forward of Olympics

N Korea to care for parade forward of Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File picture of a previous military parade North Korea appears to have held a low-key military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics, South Korean media said. The annual event is usually held in April, but Pyongyang hit back at US criticism of its decision to bring it…

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Doping bans overturned for 28 Russian athletes earlier than Olympics

Doping bans overturned for 28 Russian athletes earlier than Olympics

The doping bans of 28 Russian athletes were overturned on Thursday, creating a fresh controversy around the International Olympic Committee’s position on Russia’s participation at this year’s Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin in a week in South Korea. Interested in Olympics? Add Olympics as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Olympics…

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