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South Korea offers talks on tensions with North Korea

South Korea offers talks on tensions with North Korea

South Korea's new government is making overtures to the North, proposing military talks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two rivals. About 28,500 American troops are stationed in South Korea . The North recently voiced suspicion over Moon's North Korea policy, and some conservatives in South Korea worry that his overture might weaken global pressure on North Korea.



Seoul Seeks New Talks With North Korea, Hoping To Tamp Down Tensions

The proposals were separately announced to local media by the Ministry of National Defense and the Korean Red Cross, the latter of which organizes the family reunions. "The last such reunions were almost two years ago". If held, the meeting would mark the first military dialogue between the two countries in nearly three years.


Rauner Threatens To Cut Part Of School-Funding Bill

Rauner Threatens To Cut Part Of School-Funding Bill

Rauner warned if action is not taken soon, public schools may not open on time this school year. The could jeopardize schools' opening, but Rauner says schools will open on time. John Patterson, spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton, said discussions on releasing the legislation were ongoing. Local School Councils will have about a week to approve spending plans for their schools, officials said.


Federal Judge Exempts Grandparents, Relatives

Federal Judge Exempts Grandparents, Relatives

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu found the government can not bar grandparents and other relatives of United States citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from getting visas under the ban. "By this decision, the district court has improperly substituted its policy preferences for that of the Executive branch, defying both the lawful prerogatives of the Executive Branch and the directive of the Supreme Court".


UK To Step Up Age Verification Regime For Pornography Websites In 2018

UK To Step Up Age Verification Regime For Pornography Websites In 2018

The UK has made a decision to increase age verification efforts in the country for pornography websites and is expected to implement the process through legal methods on Monday. Despite the fact that new powers will be hard to implement effectively-given that so many sites are overseas which can be accessed by porn fans using, say, VPN workarounds-Hancock is convinced that "the United Kingdom will have the most robust Internet child protection measures of any country in the world".


AARP to Senate on Latest Version of Health Bill: Still Harmful

AARP to Senate on Latest Version of Health Bill: Still Harmful

McConnell then said , "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act". "I believe as soon as we have a full contingent of senators, that we'll have that vote", he said . McCain was reported to be resting comfortably at his home in Arizona .