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South Korea's renaissance: From ruins of Korean War to hosting 'Peace Olympics'

South Korea's renaissance: From ruins of Korean War to hosting 'Peace Olympics'

The issue began with reports that Samsung is scheduled to hand out special "Olympic edition" Galaxy Note 8 phones to competing athletes this year, an ongoing tradition for the South Korean technology giant and longtime Olympics sponsor. Friday's ceremony will be attended by North Korea's delegation, including its nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam. Experts said by sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract worldwide attention during the games, North Korea is ...


A Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Looking Increasingly Likely

A Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Looking Increasingly Likely

The Spice Girls were a 1990s phenomenon, with hits including " Wannabe ". Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice ) shared the pic, writing, "Love my girls!" Stop right now! A few days after sharing a tantalizing reunion snap, TMZ is reporting that a Spice Girls reunion tour is just around the corner.


Durham student dies in nightclub queue incident

Durham student dies in nightclub queue incident

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: 'Officers are investigating the death of a student. There was a metal barrier that they put at the front to stop people coming in. One witness, named only as Jack, told student news site The Tab: 'We'd made it to the front but they refused to let any more people in until 12. "Our thoughts are with the student's family and friends at this very hard time".


Senate leaders agree to 2-year spending deal worth billions

Senate leaders agree to 2-year spending deal worth billions

Nancy Pelosi , D-California, said. Trump said, urging bi-partisan support for the massive debt increase . Congress has until February 8 to pass a spending bill, and the deal would fund the government through March 23. President Donald Trump threatened a shutdown of the US government Tuesday unless Democrats acquiesce to his proposed immigration overhauls. "I'm confident that no senator on either side of the aisle believes this is a flawless bill", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , ...


Turkey expresses concern over Syrian regime's increased attacks on Eastern Ghouta

Turkey expresses concern over Syrian regime's increased attacks on Eastern Ghouta

It was on August 13, 2013, when Damascus started the chain of chemical attacks against civilians, killing around 1,400, many of whom were children with bombs laden with chemical weapons. An estimated 400,000 people live under a suffocating government-imposed siege, which has made food and medicine almost impossible to access. A previous JIM probe however found that Syrian forces were responsible for an April 2016 sarin attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of ...


Two soldiers killed in Turkey's Afrin operation

Two soldiers killed in Turkey's Afrin operation

Defying the US warnings, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed that Turkish troops would expand cross-border military operations from Syria's Afrin to Manbij. Russia and Turkey have been working together since a 2016 reconciliation deal ended a crisis caused by the shooting down of a Russian war plane over Syria.