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Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake libraryCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city.



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Kim Yo-jong arrives in South Korea: What we know about the North Korean ‘princess'

Kim Yo-jong arrives in South Korea: What we know about the North Korean ‘princess'South Korea was mesmerised on Friday as Kim Jong-un’s younger sister landed in his personal jet at Seoul’s state-of-the-art airport en route to the Olympics opening celebrations. Poised, relaxed, and flanked by reportedly armed bodyguards, Kim Yo-jong walked confidently past throngs of reporters, occasionally casting an enigmatic smile at the live TV cameras. Ms Kim is the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War, amid moves by both sides to try to revive meaningful communication and perhaps end the international standoff over its nuclear program.  Ms Kim and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam are scheduled to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday in a lunch at Seoul's presidential palace. For many in South Korea, the Kim Yo-jong sideshow has eclipsed the glamour of the Winter Olympics. For Ms Kim, her surprise first international appearance at centre stage, confirms that her star is on the rise. Kim Yo-jong visit Believed to be about 30, she is no longer lurking in the shadows of her elder brother, the world’s most feared dictator. Now she has been entrusted to represent the regime on his behalf. In arrivals: Kim Yo-jong at Incheon airport Credit: AFP PHOTO/YONHAP As the youngest child of former leader Kim Jong-il, she was first spotted in public at his funeral in 2011. North Korea analysts then struggled for years to establish the identity of the young woman who moved freely behind Kim Jong-un at major public events. Under watch: North Korean security staff and officials accompany Kim Yo-jong at Incheon airport Credit: YONHAP/AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES It emerged that they shared the same Japanese-born mother, Ko Yong-hui. According to the Washington Post, Japanese sushi chef, Kenji Fujimoto, said that Kim Jong-il doted on his daughter, often calling her “Princess Yo-jong”. The siblings are believed to be particularly close because they attended the same private school in Switzerland at the same time. Police extinguish burnt portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during an anti-North Korea protest before the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Credit: Edgar Su/Reuters Michael Madden, a North Korea expert who contributes to Johns Hopkins University’s Korean Studies site, told ABC news that they lived in embassy under an alias. “They were portrayed as the children of the domestics, the maid and the gardener,” he said. Before sealing her position in the heart of the pariah nation, Ms Kim is said to have been well-travelled and even been on a shopping trip to Paris. She allegedly attended an Eric Clapton concert in Singapore in 2011. Mission: Kim Yo-jong Credit: yonhap/reuters But she appeared to move closer to the reclusive regime’s centre of power after her uncle, Jang Song-thaek, was executed and her once powerful aunt, Kim Kyong-hui, disappeared from public view in 2013. In recent years she has been tasked with more serious matters of state. As a senior figure in the regime’s powerful propaganda department, she attempted to craft her brother’s image as a benevolent leader. Confidante: Kim Yo-jong seen on the right during a visit by her brother to a tree nursery in a photo released in 2015 Credit: AFP PHOTO via Korean Central News Agency Ms Kim drew global attention again late last year when she was promoted to the ruling politburo, the country’s top decision-making body. As one of her brother’s most trusted aides, Ms Kim on Saturday will lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the leader of a country with which her own is still technically at war. Kim Yo-Jong, seen at the rear on a visit to a defence facility (photo released in March 2015) Credit: afp photo via Korean Central News Agency Although it may only be a photo-op or a chance to exchange pleasantries, the visit from Kim family royalty is so unprecedented that many speculate she may have been entrusted with a special personal message. Kim Jong-un's family tree While neither Kim Yo-jong nor Kim Yong-nam are among the North Korean officials blacklisted under UN sanctions, the US Treasury Department last year included Kim Yo-jong on its list of blacklisted officials over her position as vice director of the ruling Workers' Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department. The UN committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has proposed granting an exemption for Choe, who has been on the UN sanctions blacklist since last June. 



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Even Before Trump Arrives, He's The Elephant In The Room At Davos

Even Before Trump Arrives, He's The Elephant In The Room At DavosWorld leaders are serving up some shrewdly veiled criticism of Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, days before the U.S. president is due to speak there.



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'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome

'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” is an immersive, multisensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.



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Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran

Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in IranTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran's government.



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Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet Hariri

Lebanese cardinal arrives in Saudi Arabia to meet HaririBEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic community arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday in the first public visit by a Lebanese official since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his sudden resignation nine days ago.



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Donald Trump says the US will no longer tolerate 'chronic trade abuses', as he arrives in Vietnam

Donald Trump says the US will no longer tolerate 'chronic trade abuses', as he arrives in VietnamDonald Trump launched a blistering attack on “chronic trade abuses” on Friday, warning an audience of world leaders at a summit in Vietnam that he will always “put America first”. The US president also resumed his tough talk on North Korea as he sought to rally Asia-Pacific nations into confronting the “twisted fantasies” of Pyongyang’s young leader Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump was speaking to a gathering of CEOs at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the city of Danang after arriving from a three-day visit to Beijing were he had softened his tone on trade and North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit at the Aryana Convention Center in Danang, Vietnam,  Credit: AP But in Vientnam Mr Trump said that America will not "be taken advantage of any longer" with unequal trade policies. “We can no longer tolerate these chronic trade abuses and we will not tolerate them,” he said. He also struck a defiant tone towards Pyongyang, saying the region's future "must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail.” Donald Trump's in Asia tour, in pictures During his China trip he called on the North to “make a deal”, but also urged China and Russia to increase their efforts in reining in Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon’s programme. In Vietnam he reverted to the more direct language he used in South Korea earlier in his Asian tour when he spoke of the increasing threat to all nations from Pyongyang’s military build-up. Melania Trump meets the pandas at Beijing Zoo 00:55 “Every single step the North Korea regime takes toward more weapons is a step it takes into greater and greater danger,” he said. Meanwhile, Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is seeking to pitch Beijing as the centre of a new globalist order, told the summit that globalisation is an "irreversible historical trend". Confusion over Putin meeting The APEC meeting is also being attended by Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who was expected by some to meet with Mr Trump. But mixed messages from Washington and Moscow continued on Friday on the potential talks. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said as the US president arrived in Vietnam that a “scheduling conflict” meant the leaders would not be able to formally meet. Donald Trump boards Air Force One to depart for Vietnam from Beijing Airport  Credit: Reuters Her comments came a day after secretary of state Rex Tillerson said there was no reason for talks to take place when differences between Washington and Moscow exist over Syria and Ukraine. The White House said it was still possible that Mr Trump could hold an unofficial meeting with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of the APEC summit, or later when both men will be in the Philippines. And the Kremlin said on Friday that Mr Putin will meet Mr Trump “one way or another”. Mr Trump’s presidency has been dogged by allegations that his election campaign colluded with Russia to help him get into the White House. An investigation into the matter led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, recently brought criminal charges against three former advisers to Mr Trump. Chinese media upbeat over 'state visit plus' The US president flew to Vietnam from China, where he made a three-day visit which saw him praising Mr Xi. In one of his final Tweets from the Chinese capital he described his trip as being “very productive” and described Mr Xi as “highly respected”. China deploys a soldier to watch Donald Trump’s feet in case he fell on the stairs after talks with Xi Jinping pic.twitter.com/5aNOLw1YsA— Neil Connor (@neilaconnor) November 9, 2017  Chinese state media was upbeat on what was billed as a ‘state visit plus’ as Mr Trump flew to Vietnam without his wife, who was stayed in Beijing to visit a zoo and the Great Wall. The Global Times newspaper said Mr Trump was changing his views on China. He had “softening his tone” on trade and had “gradually learned that Beijing is indeed making selfless contributions” towards confronting Pyongyang, it said. Trump all smiles on 'positive' visit to China 01:24 The China Daily said that while differences that had been “pestering bilateral ties” had not “instantly disappeared,” it was positive on “the constructive approach to these issues the two leaders demonstrated.” After his visit to Vietnam, Mr Trump will on Saturday head to Manila for the East Asia Summit and a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Mr Trump has also visited Japan during his five-nation 11 day tour of Asia.



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Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objectionsTaiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu on Saturday en route to the island’s diplomatic allies among Pacific nations and set off for a visit to a Pearl Harbor memorial, despite strong objections to the visit from China. China regards self-ruled Taiwan as sovereign territory and regularly calls it the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States, complaining to Washington about transit stops by Taiwanese presidents. China has not renounced the possible use of force to bring the island under its control.



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Gunman’s Girlfriend Arrives to U.S. from Philippines

Gunman’s Girlfriend Arrives to U.S. from PhilippinesUnder police escort, Marilou Danley arrived late last night in Los Angeles from a family visit in the Philippines and was questioned for hours today at the FBI's Los Angeles office.



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Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend arrives in Los Angeles from Philippines

Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend arrives in Los Angeles from PhilippinesLas Vegas gunman’s girlfriend arrives in Los Angeles from Philippines



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