ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe opens proceedings at the Mandela centernary celebrations in Cape Town . The uncertainty about Zuma's fate as president has left the country in limbo with opposition parties, alliance partners and some in the ANC calling for his removal.
David Bowie's "Life on Mars " was playing in the background, obviously. Perhaps the sight seen in Arizona, could have been one of the Falcon Heavy's periods of staging. For now, we can only thank Elon Mask and the Falcon Heavy for ferrying our dreams into the depths of space. The Tesla roadster could be lapping the sun for hundreds on millions of years unless the mannequin-driven, Bowie-jammin electric auto hits a space pothole, is hit by a meteor or reckless UFO driver, or its extension ...
The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations on February 8 suggested that China and Arab League could also be part of any future "peace process" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Top Palestinian officials condemned the move, saying it disqualified the United States from playing the role of arbiter. He told the free daily Israel Hayom newspaper in an interview Sunday, "You are going to see".
Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace. For the people of the Korean Peninsula, that was likely more significant than Pence's non-interaction with Kim Yo-jong. Others, such as 23-year-old Yoon Jun-young, were angry that that North Korea's participation on the worldwide sporting stage had come without any political concessions.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) shakes hands with Kim Yo-Jong (C), North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's sister on February 11, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea . "For Japan it's a nightmare scenario", said Takashi Kawakami, a professor of worldwide politics at Takushoku University in Tokyo. Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on their nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its USA ally.
Congressional Republicans want to build a wall separating GOP and Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill, a new report says . House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes insisted on releasing it without these reviews. The committee has not interviewed a witness since January 18 when former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cut his interview short. That memo awaits review by President Donald Trump, who can either redact all or portions of the text, or allow the full document to ...
All broke out in broad smiles. Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was there - the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since 1953. Vice-President Mike Pence is trying to counter North Korean "propaganda" around the Winter Olympics with his own symbolism and rhetoric, shining a spotlight on the North's nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses.
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. The soldiers were killed in clashes with People's Protection Units (YPG) militants around a hill near Afrin. The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying ...
The two Koreas had combined teams and played simply as "Korea", wearing uniforms emblazoned with blue-and-white flags showing an undivided peninsula. Moon would irritate Trump if he accepts the invitation, while declining would make the US and South Korea appear "unreasonably bellicose", he said.
The portrait occupied a prominent position in the Assembly and was placed at a distance from the other 10 portraits of former CMs and Tamil Nadu icons. The DMK moved a petition Monday morning seeking directions from the court to the Speaker to remove the portrait, similar in grounds of an earlier petition that sought removal of Jayalalithaa's pictures in the welfare schemes in view of her being an accused in the disproportionate assets case.
The attack comes close on the heels of the strike on the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu by a group of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, which left six people, including five Army personnel, dead and ten others injured. Police sources said there were an exchange for fire between the militants and security forces. Suspecting they could be militants, the soldiers challenged them.
The United States says Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons and bombings against civilians "must stop now". "We join you in opposing the Turkish government's military assault against the Kurdish people in Syria and we condemn Washington and Moscow for giving a green light to this aggression", Patrick Brown told demonstrators, speaking for the Communist League.
Moon did not immediately accept the invitation. Washington insists that Pyongyang - which is under multiple sets of UN Security Council sanctions - must show a willingness to give up its weapons before any negotiations can happen. "Although it's my first time here, it doesn't feel unusual". "She (Kim Yo Jong) is not charming, she is a dictator's sister", Laila said."She is not looking after North Korean people".
She later gave that folder to Moon, and Moon's office said it was a personal letter from her brother. However, South Korea's main opposition party warned that any talks between the two Koreas where the scrapping of North Korea's nuclear program was not a precondition would only "benefit the enemy".
The first is that the country has been under-investing in infrastructure, leading a state of growing disrepair. A poll administration officials cited from September found 84% of Americans think the country needs infrastructure investment.
As the World War II bomb was found near London City Airport on River Thames , the airport was closed on Sunday. "The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham", the airport's statement added.
Suarez volleyed in just before halftime but was correctly ruled offside, with the Uruguayan ranting furiously at the assistant referee in frustration. Pique played over 80 minutes in Thursday's win against Copa del Rey semifinal win against Valencia despite picking up a knee injury at Espanyol last weekend.
Democrats , of course, are outraged. On Monday, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to declassify the 10-page Democratic memo, which aimed to counter the Republican document. "The president doesn't want the public to see the underlying facts", Schiff said Sunday on CBS's " Face the Nation ". But some Hill and Justice Department veterans are puzzled by this whole mess.
Pence was reported to have said he reached the new understanding with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has been pushing for diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, in two substantive conversations during his visit to South Korea.
Camera flashes; mobs of reporters: Through it all, Kim has maintained a placid smile - and despite Pence's stated intention to reinforce North Korea's isolation during his Olympic visit, the sister of the repressive regime's leader seems to have spent at least as much time with Moon as Pence did.
The gates of the luxury hotel, where US President Donald Trump stayed during his state visit a year ago, had been shuttered and patrolled by black-uniformed royal guard units while dozens of princes, former ministers and business tycoons were interrogated inside.
India's relationship with Israel has seen a significant development in the past few years, crowned with a recent multi-million dollars deal with Israel in military and hi-tech sectors. This was the first time that an Indian Prime Minister has stepped foot in Palestine that New Delhi has recognised for almost three decades. During his July 2017 visit to Israel, Modi did not travel to Ramallah.
Speaking to freesheet daily Israel Hayom , Trump noted that while US-Israel relations were "great", peace with the Palestinians would make them "a lot better". "I think it was a very important point", he said. "I think Jerusalem was a very big point and I think it was a very important point", he said. "I have been thanked and in some cases not thanked, to be 100% honest about it".
The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot 52-8 in a matchup that could have been far worse if not for the goaltending of Shin So Jung.
Pence fired off a tweet calling the North's participation in the Games a "propaganda charade" and saying the world must not "turn a blind eye to the oppression and threats of the Kim regime". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended Friday's opening ceremony along with the North Koreans, said "no daylight" existed between the United States, South Korea and Japan on the need to isolate North Korea.