A number of North Korean officials cancel meeting with US vice president

US officials said Vice President Mike Pence had earlier been scheduled to meet with officials from North Korea earlier this month but North Korea canceled the meeting at the last minute.

The meeting was scheduled for February 10, during a visit by the Pence to South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang held a day earlier.

North Korea Unexpectedly Cancels the Meeting with the US Vice President

Pence was originally scheduled to held talks with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Yong-nam, head of North Korean regime's government. Both North Korean figures led the North Korean delegation to the opening ceremony. According to The Washington Post, the meeting is scheduled to take place in the Blue House, the residence of the president of South Korea.

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Ministry spokesman US Foreign Secretary Heather Nauert said Pence was ready to use the opportunity to urge North Korea to abandon its ballistic and nuclear missile programs. However, Nauert said North Korean government officials canceled the meeting ahead of its implementation.

The administration of President Donald Trump initially denied any meeting between Pence and some North Korean officials ahead of the Pence trip. But The Washington Post, based on information from a White House official, said the meeting was scheduled after the CIA was informed that North Korea wants to meet the US vice-president during a visit to the Korean Peninsula. [ab/uh]

North Korea suddenly cancel meeting with US vice president

United States Vice President Mike Pence is set to hold a historic meeting with North Korean officials on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's administration canceled its meeting at the last moment, the Trump Administration said on Tuesday (19/2) Associated Press reported.

The possibility of a meeting between Pence and North Korea was highly anticipated in the vice president's visit to Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he led a US delegation to the opening ceremony. Ahead of Pence's visit, Trump officials confirmed that they had not requested a meeting with North Korea, but opened up the possibility.

No indication of the meeting had been planned, and then canceled unexpectedly, until Tuesday, more than a week after Pence returned to the United States. The Foreign Office said that Pence was "ready to take this opportunity" to urge Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program. [as/al]

President of Trump Cancel Plan Visit to London

American President Donald Trump has canceled his planned visit to London. He ended all the speculation about this trip with his cuitan on Twitter sometime before midnight Thursday. In cuitannya he raised the reason for canceling the tour because he was not happy with the sale of the American embassy in London which he thought was originally at the best location, and which he accused of the Obama administration.

However, the website of the American Embassy the new embassy in 2008, before President Barack Obama took office in 2009. The old embassy building was sold in 2009.

Trump was previously scheduled to make a working visit to London before the end of February, where he is expected to inaugurate the embassy's new building and meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, but the date has not yet been released.

The British press reports that Trump is said to be unhappy with the lack of welcome in the trip, and that he will not meet the Queen of England, because the status of the trip is downgraded from a state visit to working visit, whose prestige is lower. [19659003] The American Embassy moved from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair to the Nine Elms area in Wandsworth. The new building faces the Thames River. The $ 1 billion development project began in November 2013 and is funded entirely by the sale of American properties in London. [uh]

Dalit Group Leaders Cancel Strikes in Mumbai

A leader of the Dalit group has canceled a strike in India's financial center after a two-day clash by Dalit protesters.

Protests occurred throughout Maharashtra state after a man was killed Monday in clashes surrounding the 200-year anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon War , when a group of low-caste Dalites, sided with Britain and fought to defeat a high-caste ruler.

Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of the Indian constitution drafters and who forbade categorical discrimination Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had canceled the planned strike of the day Wednesday (3/1), after consultation with Mumbai police.

Dalit groups took to the streets Monday and Tuesday, reportedly damaging buses and cars in Mumbai, blocking traffic, and marching on the train roads, disrupting train services in Mumbai. Dalit leaders accused the right-wing Hindu group of inciting violence in Pune on Monday during the celebration.

Dalit followers, also known as the untouchables or pariah, are in the lowest caste hierarchy, and are Indian the poorest. They number about 200 million and they often suffer the deprivation of rights and economic exclusion by Hindus of high caste. [jm]

Cold Weather Extreme, Canada Cancel New Year's Events

Extreme cold weather not only hit the United States (US), but also blanket the various regions of Canada. The impact of this extreme weather, a number of events to celebrate the New Year had to be canceled and the ski area was closed for security reasons.

Canadians are already accustomed to cold weather. But by the end of this year, the winter felt by local residents is quite extreme. As reported by AFP Saturday (30/12/2017), the temperature in two Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg, reportedly almost reached minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 50 degrees Celsius.

In the capital Ottawa, local authorities announced the cancellation of several events to celebrate 150 years of the Canadian Confederation or 'Canada 150' to be held later this year. The Canadian Confederation is the process of colonizing Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by the British into a Dominion Canada. The Canadian Confederation took place on 1 July 1867 ago.

The celebrations scheduled to take place on Saturday (30/12) local time and on New Year's Eve on Sunday (31/12) tomorrow, have been modified due to extreme cold weather. "In a separate statement, the Canadian Ministry of Culture explained that the modification of the celebrations was done for public safety and health reasons.

In the modification, the appearance of a number of DJs and hip artists -hop canceled on New Year's Eve, but the fireworks show will still be held later.

Another impact of this extreme weather, the Canada 150 'ice hockey tournament held in the outdoor ice rink in front of the Canadian Parliament Building, was forced to move to an indoor location.

On Friday (29/12) local time, the Ministry of the Environment Canada released extreme cold weather warnings for six of the country's 10 provinces. The six provinces in question include British Columbia in most Canadian regions, then Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

"We ask all Canadians and visitors to consider extreme weather conditions and dress warmly and prepare as possible to prevent frostbite and other diseases," the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Bromont ski resort in Quebec is closed while since Friday (29/12) afternoon local time due to this extreme weather. "Because of the latest weather forecasts, as well as for safety reasons and requests from Hydro-Quebec to reduce electricity usage during peak times," the Bromont ski resort explained the reason for the temporary closure.

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