Vice President Mike Pence claimed that he would go to the Winter Olympics to hold back the DPRK's "propaganda offensive". Some experts say North Korea may want to use improved ties with the South as a way to weaken US-led worldwide sanctions.
The United States now operates 14 OHIO-class submarines and plans to replace them by the COLUMBIA-class submarines. The Pentagon condemned the Russians for developing a "nuclear-armed, undersea autonomous torpedo".
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has rejected the U.S. claims about the Syrian government using chemical weapons in the war as "lies". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters his government was concerned sarin gas may have been recently used in Syria.
The Congress's Vivek Dhakad won the Mandalgarh assembly seat, defeating his BJP rival Shakti Singh Hada by almost 13,000 votes. It comes as a shot in the arm for the Congress in general, and Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot in particular.
That said, even metro Richmond could see a brief wintry mix for an hour or two early Sunday morning before a changeover to rain. Although snow showers will stay light, the combination with gusty winds will create reduced visibility on the roads.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria. A previous statement said one serviceman was killed and another wounded in that attack.
He said: "From Saturday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon the doors of the CFA ( City Football Academy) will be closed". I would have liked to have had 18 players and have called on someone from the second team but they played yesterday".
Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president, has urged the government to respect the top court's decision. If reinstated, the legislators would raise the Opposition number in Parliament to a majority.