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North Korea told the South that the 280-member group, which plans to cross the land border Wednesday morning, will also include officials from North Korea's Olympic committee, journalists and members of a taekwondo demonstration team, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
  • Streamlined, Bipartisan Immigration Bill Offered to Resolve DACA Dilemma

    Streamlined, Bipartisan Immigration Bill Offered to Resolve DACA Dilemma

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    Senate Democrats shut down the government in January primarily over the lack of a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . Rep. Joseph Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, denounced Trump's address as "racist", while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi complained that although Trump "presents himself as generous" toward Dreamers, he's "holding them hostage" in what she calls the " most extreme anti-immigrant agenda in generations".
  • Dow Jones recovers after 500-points plunge

    Dow Jones recovers after 500-points plunge

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    The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 8 points , or 0.3 percent, at 2,639. The Nasdaq composite lost 52 points , or 0.7 percent, to 7,189. Trading has been turbulent all day. The swoon began Friday as investors anxious that accelerating inflation and higher interest rates could derail the market's record-setting rally.
  • Rahul Gandhi trains gun at government over Rafale deal, alleges a 'scam'

    Rahul Gandhi trains gun at government over Rafale deal, alleges a 'scam'

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    Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said the French firm had sold 12 Rafale fighters to Qatar last November for Rs 694.80 crore each. "Top Secret (Not for Distribution)/the defence minister says the price negotiated for each Rafale jet by the Prime Minister and his "reliable buddy" is a state secret", he wrote, but without naming the "reliable buddy".
  • N.Korean delegation to travel to Seoul ahead of Winter Olympics

    N.Korean delegation to travel to Seoul ahead of Winter Olympics

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    Asked whether he would take advantage of a meeting if the opportunity presents itself, Pence reiterated that the door is open. "Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meeting", Pence said before departing Monday on a six-day Asia trip.
  • PyeongChang Winter Olympics village best ever: IOC

    PyeongChang Winter Olympics village best ever: IOC

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    Worldwide anti-doping officers crashed in on the Russian women's Olympic hockey team with an unannounced inspection, disrupting their first practice in South Korea four days ahead of the Winter Games . Among them are multiple Olympic champion speed skater Viktor Ahn and biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin. Speaking in Pyeongchang on Monday, IOC president Thomas Bach said: "The panel once again did great work going through the cases anonymously".
  • ANC leadership can not agree on whether President Zuma should resign

    ANC leadership can not agree on whether President Zuma should resign

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    He faces some 783 counts of corruption and has been accused of allowing an Indian-born family, known as the Guptas, to capture the state and exert influence over the government under his watch. "We are considering legal action to interdict Zuma from delivering the Sona . He will defy his own party", Gardee told eNCA. Now that the dust appears to be settling, people seem to be reflecting on this as a reminder that market corrections are perfectly normal and not always a sign that something ...
  • Congress Slams Union Budget, Calls Healthcare Scheme 'Big Jumla'

    Congress Slams Union Budget, Calls Healthcare Scheme 'Big Jumla'

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    In 1985, on a visit to drought-affected Kalahandi in Odisha, the late Rajiv Gandhi said that of every rupee spent by the government, only 15 paise reached the intended recipient. It is meant to provide health insurance cover to 500 million Indians or 10 crore families of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. In his budget past year he had announced a similar reduction for companies with annual turnover of less than Rs 50 crore in fiscal 2015-16, which "benefited 96 per cent of the total ...
  • Met Office issue yellow warning for snow and ice

    Met Office issue yellow warning for snow and ice

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    Thermal images showed that snow was likely to fall heaviest today across Kent, Essex and Suffolk. "Showers are likely to fall as rain along eastern coasts but inland locally 1cm to 3cm of snow could accumulate, mainly over hills above 100 metres".
  • House Intel votes to release Democratic rebuttal memo

    House Intel votes to release Democratic rebuttal memo

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    Adam Schiff , D-Calif., told reporters after the unanimous vote to release the Democrats' memo. But Democrats on the committee have argued that that document omits facts that would put the information into context, and have pushed to release their own memo rebutting the GOP document.
  • Most Republicans think DOJ, FBI trying to 'delegitimize' Trump

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    Trump to act. The Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives voted unanimously on Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to a memo written by the panel's Republicans that accused FBI and Justice Department officials of bias against President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation.