Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 - 189km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
: Michael Pillsbury interviewed by @cvpayne: "They have the motive of making the President look bad – instead of President Trump being portrayed as a HERO. The first President to take China on, it's 20 years overdue..
KCNA: "The north-south relations belong to the north and the south while the DPRK-U.S. relations belong to the DPRK and the U.S. The north-south ties can never be put under the DPRK-U.S. relations. This is our warning in New Year."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to drop its old way of thinking of approaching the north-south relations from the standpoint of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. The U.S. must have keenly felt last year that the north-south ties do not hurt its strategic interests."
KCNA: "The theory of adjusting the speed to prevent the north-south ties from going ahead of the DPRK-U.S. relations is a new hostile policy toward the DPRK adopted by the U.S., today when the north-south ties are undergoing drastic development."
KCNA: "The U.S. still remains unchanged in the policy hostile towards the DPRKreality shows that the U.S. responded to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue out of its strategic interests, but it has a sinister intention to deprive the DPRK of its nuclear weapons and bring it to its knees."
KCNA: "Out of the desire to make progress in the inter-Korean relations this year, we have something to say as regards the U.S. attitude. What does the U.S. seek behind the theory of speed control in the inter-Korean relations"
KCNA: "The U.S., which voiced active support for the Panmunjom declaration and the moves for the improved inter-Korean relations whenever an opportunity presented itself, dropped the check bar in the way of improving inter-Korean relations and put on the brakes in every way."
KCNA: "Contrary to the high expectationsof the Korean nation, politicians of Washington claim that inter-Korean relations should not move forward faster than the DPRK-U.S. relationsThe voices calling for speed adjustment cause deep concerns among all the fellow countrymen."
KCNA: "The Korean people look back upon last year plagued with shock, cheers, joyand irritation, and are aflame with the desire for more epochal progress in inter-Korean relations and reunification upon receiving the historic New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
Thirteen Canadians detained in China since Dec. 1 - Globe and Mail cites govt official
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 90km WSW of Nikol'skoye, Russia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 105km NW of Tobelo, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 265km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 20km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan
6 killed in explosion at a factory in west Delhi's Moti Nagar
: The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China and other countries that have not treated us fairly. In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations currently going on. At some point this had to be done.
The Taliban killed 5 Afghan troops after tunneling under their base and detonating explosives in Maiwand district in Kandahar.
Afghan government in reaction to Trump's comment on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan says there is difference between remarks and official policy of a country
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 7km SSE of Omuta, Japan
China has landed a station ChangE4 on the dark side of the Moon
Taliban designated district governor for Nar-e-Siraj district of Balkh province and a Taliban affiliated individual in local police force lines were arrested in NDS Special Forces operations, NDS said in a statement on Thursday.
South Korean lawmaker cites Seoul spy agency as saying North Korean diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding - AP
Malacañang said "it's natural" for "any government" to issue travel warnings to its citizens even as it insisted the recent deadly bombing in Cotabato City was "just an isolated case."
2 year ago
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sabarimala Karma Samiti worker who was injured y'day in clash in Pandalam and later succumbed to his injuries: There was a clash in Pandalam last evening. Chandran Unnithan was injured and was taken to hospital who later died in hospital due to heart attack
2 year ago
Visuals: Encounter underway between security forces and militants in Gulshanpora, Tral. 2-3 militants believed to be trapped, exchange of fire underway (visuals deferred by unspecified time)
South Kashmir: Gunfight underway in Tral forests; clashes erupt Pulwama
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Gulshanpora, Tral. 2-3 militants believed to be trapped, exchange of fire underway
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 45km WSW of Amahusu, Indonesia
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Kerala government hotel attacked in Chennai, police suspect Sabarimala backlash
Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 24km WSW of Zhongcheng, China