News Headlines - 22 February 2018

Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Olympics before last-minute cancellation - The Washington Post

Vice President Pence departed for a five-day, two-country swing through Asia earlier this month having agreed to a secret meeting with North Korean officials while in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
But on Feb. 10, less than two hours before Pence and his team were to meet with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state, the North Koreans pulled out of the scheduled meeting, according to Pence’s office.

Former vice chairman admits Samsung paid litigation fees for company linked to ex-leader Lee

Lee Hak-soo, a former Samsung Electronics vice chairman, has admitted that the conglomerate paid lawsuit costs for a company linked to former President Lee Myung-bak, prosecution sources said Saturday.
Lee Hak-soo was questioned for 16 hours Thursday by prosecutors who are looking into a raft of corruption allegations surrounding the former leader and his family.

Japan, Finland agree Moomin issue "resolved" after exam furor

Speaking before the press ahead of a dinner meeting in Tokyo, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told Finnish counterpart Timo Soini he understands the issue of the location of "Moominvalley" has been "settled."
"Now we know where the Moomin is, it is in each of our hearts, so we can be very relaxed that this problem is over," Soini replied.

Woman, 26, charged with public order offence after note was left on ambulance windscreen mid-emergency

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with a public order offence in connection with an incident where a foul-mouthed note was left on an ambulance windscreen... They had reported over the weekend that colleagues found a hand-written note from a resident who had complained the vehicle was parked in a resident's parking bay outside their house.

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent human by cell count.
The embryos, which were not allowed to develop past 28 days of age, move researchers a small step closer to perhaps growing human organs for medical transplant.









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